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of course cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new yoyoyoy, 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. this morning the anticipation in washington is pal payable when fired fbi director james comey testifies before the committee. the key question will be did president trump try to interfere in a criminal investigation. in advance of his opening 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 could. 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 um comfortable visits with president trump. he cleared the oval office before praushing him to drop the ongoing investigation of michael flynn, the president's former national security advise e. 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 said trump called him and described the russian investigation as a cloud impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country. comey 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 is loyalty of the country and that the americans gets what they want. >> does that concern you? >> of course. >> why? >> because it's not the job of the president of the united states. >> he was 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 good about going ford with his agenda. what we all wonder is if the president will be tweeting live as hoe as haas he has done in t
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>> yes, indeed. last night on "cbs evening news" scott pelley asked s 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. that's kind of a vague statement. comey said he felt the president was asked him to end that investigation. the defense could be the president didn't know. the president's state of mind is important on this on strugs question. but the fact that the president asked forprivate 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. in the very first meeting the president talked about loyalty and whether comey wanted to stay
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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 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 embassy compound in the ukraine's capital of kiev. police say the attackers threw the device over the embassy fence just after midnight. no one was injured. and earlier north korea test fired what appeared to be an
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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 the waters between peninsula of south korea and japan. the iranian president called the deadly attack repugnant. there were two attacks, one at the parliament and the other at the tomb of ayatollah khomeini. this morning bodies and debris from the missing myanmar flight was located. the wreckage was found in the sea off myanmar's west coast.
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most of those on board were military families. well, a 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,er is? >> reporter: bill cosby nodded his head as he entered the pennsylvania courthouse for day three of his sexual assault trial. his accuser andrea constand returned to the witness stand for more cross-examination. she was grilled about phone calls she made to a friend following the alleged incident asking, you told her he was affection at you and made a pass at you? consta constand answered yes. she also talked about an incident at the foxwoods resort. she said she was reclined on her
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bed and watched cosby sleep for 10 to 15 minutes. the lawyer asked, it was later that you returned to your own suite? she told him yes. she said cosby gave her three blue pills. 20 minutes later lily bernard also testified. cosby maintains the contact with constand was consensual. kenneth craig, cbs news, new york. britain is voting for a new prime minister today. recent terrorist attacks pushed terrorism to the top of the agenda. voters will vote on may's
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guards. "the new york times" talks about fossil. the homo sapiens 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 lets you sign up for free housing to displaced people. agencies will be able to search the listings. and "entertainment" offers a sneak peek. the disney production is due in thatders at christmas time in 2018. still to come, flying high. nasa welcomes its latest class of astronauts who 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
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polluter. do you trust them on this issue? >> they're taking the climate threat serious and 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 goals. 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 bell. s toxins out the tailpipe, you're going to lose, and it's tomb we start winning. >> in his rationale for pulling
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out of the paris climate accord trump talks about losing jobs but it's going to create 13,000 new jobs in china in the next few years. ben tracy, cbs news, beijing. our top story this mormer former fbi director james comey testifies before the senate intelligence committee today. in his opening statement comey will detail his interactions with the president. comey said the president 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 right here after your local news on "cbs this morning" as james comey
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