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continues. for others, check back a little later for the morning news and later for the morning news and rs captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, june 8th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." countdown to comey. in just hours, the ousted fbi director testifies on his conversations with president trump. james comey's opening remarks detail the president's demand for loyalty, giving lawmakers a preview of the day ahead. >> the comey testimony is explosive. >> it's not the job of the president of the united states. >> this testimony has all the makings of a bombshell. good morning from the studio
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57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this morning the anticipation in washington is palpable when fired fbi director james comey testifies before the senate committee. the key question will be did president trump try to interfere in a criminal investigation. in an advance release of his openi ing statement, comey said mr. trump demanded his loyalty and comey claims the president described the russian investigation as a cloud impairing his administration and asked what comey could do to lift the cloud. weijia jiang is in washington with more. weijia, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. james comey is said to have zero agenda when he testifies today and he's looking to provide a useful narrative during the questioning. but even his opening statement in his own words leaves plenty open to interpretation. in seven pages of opening
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remarks, former fbi director james comey reported numerous and uncomfortable interactions with president trump, one coming in late february when he said president trump approached him in the oval office pressuring him to drop the ongoing investigation of michael flynn, the president's former national security adviser. confirming earlier reports comey wrote mr. trump told him i hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, letting flynn go. he's a good guy. >> what you're seeing now is evidence of obstruction of justice. >> the testimony was released wednesday by the senate intelligence committee at comey's request. leading up to his firing last month, he says president trump called him and described the russian investigation as a cloud that was impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country. comey then admitted he personally reassured the president that he was not under investigation, something the president's attorney said vindicates the president.
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comey recalled having nine one-on-one conversations with president trump in just four months, one in which he said the president asked him for a pledge of loyalty. >> look. what the president asked for was loyalty of the country and that the americans have the justice system they want. >> is it concerning to you? >> of course. >> why? >> because it's not the job of the president of the united states. >> among other thing, lawmakers pressed why he only put the information in his memos and approached only his aides. president trump's personal attorney said now that he feels cleared, he feels eager going forward with his agenda. of course, anne-marie, what we all wonder is if the president
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will be tweeting live as he has done in the past. >> yes, indeed. one eye on twitter and one eye on the tv. weijia, thank you so much. last night on "cbs evening news," scott pelley asked cbs correspondent john dickerson if he broke the law. >> the question that hangs over all of this is whether the president might have committed obstruction of justice. >> we've got to a little clarity on that. he wanted the cloud removed. comey said he felt on the specific question of mike flien that the president was asking him to end that investigation. the defense could be the president didn't know. the president's state of mind is important on this obstruction question. but the fact that the president asked for private meetings to have these conversations leads some to believe he knew what he was doing wasn't right and earlier he said, we're not supposed to be talking like this. finally, comey's firing. it's not just what he details in his opening statement. in the very first meeting, the
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president talked about loyalty and whether comey wanted to stay on the job. that performance kept going throughout. comey didn't do what the president wanted, was fired. and so what he thought was implicit actually came to pass. >> for now republicans are mostly standing firm behind mr. trump. the question, says dickerson, is what will happen following comey's testimony. ahead on "cbs this morning," we'll talk with congressman adam schiff of the intelligence house committee and senator lindsey graham of the senate judiciary committee about the comey testimony. and cbs news will bring you a special report this morning of james comey's testimony. it begins at 10:00 eastern, 9:00 central right here on cbs. overseas now, early this morning an explosive device was thrown into the u.s. embassy compound of ukraine's capital of kiev. police say the attackers threw the device over the embassy fence just after midnight. no one was injured. and early this morning north korea test fired what appeared
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to be an anti-ship missile. this is the fourth missile in as many weeks. it flew about 125 miles from north korea's east coast. according to south korea they landed in waters between peninsula of south korea and japan. the iranian president called the deadly attacks repugnant. there were two attacks, one at the parliament and the other at the tomb of ayatollah khomeini. president trump said he'd pray for the victims but, quote, favoring the terrorism -- this morning bodies and debris from the missing myanmar flight was located. the plane carried 120 people was on a domestic flight when it was lost. the wreckage was found in the
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sea off myanmar's's west coast. most of those on board were military families. well, the woman who accuses bill cosby of sexual assault rejected suggestions that she and bill cosby had a romantic relationship. andrea constand finished some seven hours of testimony yesterday, the third day of cosby's trial. kenneth craig reports. >> how are you today, sir? >> reporter: bill cosby nodded his head as he entered a pennsylvania courthouse for day three of his sexual assault trial. his accuser andrea constand returned to the witness stand for more cross-examination. cosby's lawyer grilled the former temple university employee about phone calls she made to a friend following the alleged incident asking, you told her he was affectionate and made a pass at you? constand answered yes. she also talked about an incident at the foxwoods resort.
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she said she was reclined on her bed and watched cosby sleep for 10 to 15 minutes. his lawyer then asked, it was 11:30 at night before you returned to your own suite? she told him yes. she said cosby gave her three blue pills when she visited his home in 2004. minutes later she started slurring her words. lily barnard is also an accuser who acted on his show and talked about it. cosby maintains the encounter with constand was consensual. kenneth craig, cbs news, new york. britain is voting for a new government today. prime minister may called for a snap election in april, three years early. recent terrorist attacks pushed terrorism to the top of the agenda. voters will vote on may's
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conservative party and. jeremy corbyn, a socialist. there's new video this morning of the london bridge attack. the vehicle and knife attack has now claimed eight lives. the body of the eighth victim was found in the thames river tuesday. and ariana grande resumed her concert tour in paris last night with a pronounced police presence. it was a little more than two weeks ago that grande had just finished her show in manchester, england, when a bombing killed 22 people. before she returned she posted, she is thinking of our angels every step of the way and that she was great to be back. well, coming up on the "morning news" now, a plea from an accused nsa leaker as reality winner face as hearing today. and airbnb unveil as project
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border guards. "the new york times" says fossils discovered in morocco sheds new light on our species. the homo sapien remains are the oldest ever found, dating back 3,000 years. science indicates humans are involved in more than one african location. "fortune" reports the launch of airbnb's plan for refugees. the open house platform lets you sign up for free housing for displaced people. agencies will be able to search the listings. and "entertainment weekly" offers a sneak peek of "mary poppins." they go behind the scenes of emably blunt and lin-manuel miranda. the disney production is due in theaters at christmastime in 2018. still to come, flying high. nasa welcomes its latest class of astronauts who will be exploring the new frontiers. will be exploring the new frontiers.
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when president trump pulled the united states out of the paris climate accord, california governor jerry brown saw an opportunity to go green in china. ben tracy spoke to brown in beijing. >> this is serious stuff. this is not a game. this is not appealing to your political base. this is dealing with the existential threats to humanity. >> reporter: california governor jerry brown may now have more in common with the chinese government than he does with the united states government. in a setting normally reserved for visiting heads of state he met with chinese president xi jinping who is now viewed as the world's leader on climate change. >> china is the world's biggest polluter.
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do you trust them to lead the world on this issue? >> well, they're taking the climate threat serious, so i say all to the good, and california will collaborate. i just hope that washington comes on board sooner rather than later. >> reporter: brown is not waiting. he came here to spur more chinese investment in renewable energy such as solar panels and wind turbines which will help california achieve its own ambitious clean energy goals. pollution from coal mines often shrouds china cities in toxic fog, but china is investing more than $360 billion to convert to cleaner forms of energy. it's a stark contrast to the trump white house that has promised to open new coal mines. >> you try to prop up dying coal mines or a technology that belchs toxins out the tailpipe, you're going to lose, and it's time we start winning.
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>> reporter: in his rationale for pulling out of the paris clie mad accord, trump talks about losing jobs, but it's going create 13,000 new jobs in china in the next few years. ben tracy, cbs news, beijing. our top story this morning, fomer fbi director james comey testifies before the senate intelligence committee today. in his opening statement comey will detail his interactions with the president. comey says mr. trump pressed him to drop the ongoing investigation of michael flynn and demanded his loyalty. comey claims the president said the russian investigation was a cloud impairing his administration and asked what comey could do to lift the cloud. comey also says he assured the president he was not personally under investigation. cbs news will bring you a special report this morning of james comey's testimony. it begins at 10:00 eastern, 9:00 central right here on cbs. and coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning"
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as james comey testifies today, a look at how other high-profile congressional hearings have changed the course of american history. plus, the race between nasa and spacex to send humans into deep space. and -- ♪ >> reporter: it's the little show with maybe the biggest heart on broadway. i'm mo rocca. ahead on "cbs this morning," why the crowds keep on coming for "come from away." ♪ that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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i'm brian hackney in for kenny choi. from high atop the pointy head of the transamerica pyramid, god in heavens, we can see it today! it's been lost in fog. the bay bridge -- well, rain is going to be coming down in a
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little bit. good morning, kenny needed a break. >> needed a vacation. >> i'm brian hackney. i'm in for kenny choi? >> and i am michelle griego. >> you say it like you needed a break from me. >> oh, no. no, no! [ laughter ] >> good morning. look who is here doing weather. >> we wanted to sit on the other side of you today. >> i thought i would give him a break and stop by this morning and it's -- first time we're here together with jaclyn! very nice to be here and i really get to actually work with mr. hackney generally filling in for mr. hackney so this is fun. we have some weather to talk about today. rain out there. folks in the north bay already seeing the rain most of us south of the golden gate, still dry. we'll take a closer look at the southern edge of this band of showers. as you can see, we have rain moving into san francisco at this hour. up north widespread pockets of moderate rainfall now coming

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