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tonight, the former trump campaign adviser going rogue. refusing to testify before the grand jury in the russia investigation. refusing to cooperate with robert mueller. going on live tv today, but then making bold suggestions about then-candidate donald trump, about what he allegedly knew and when. tonight, the white house responding. also tonight, another nor'easter. bracing for round two at this hour, set to slam into much of the east coast after the deadly storm already left hundreds of thousands without power. many still without power, without heat tonight. and now, this nor'easter set to hit again. the images just in tonight, the domestic figlight, the passenger who allegedly tried to open the aircraft door in mid flight. what they had to do. the middle schoolteacher removed from class, accused of leading a double life. accused of being a white
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supremacist, saying some races have higher iqs than others. the oscar theft. not long after frances mcdormand, that oscar theft. tonight here, the video and the arrest. good evening. and it's great to have you with us to start another week. and we begin tonight with defiance from a former trump campaign aide, refusing to cooperate with robert mueller, refusing to testify before the grand jury. sam nunberg today on live tv saying he will burn the grand jury subpoena he received from mueller, rather than turn over the documents he has demanded, saying, let him arrest me. but nunberg then went on to make those bold suggestions about his former boss. what he says donald trump allegedly knew. we begin with abc's chief justice correspondent pierre thomas tonight. >> reporter: tonight, a former trump campaign adviser, sam nunberg, is defying the special counsel, going on cable
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television today to say he will not comply with a subpoena to appear before a grand jury in robert mueller's investigation. when asked, what could happen to him? >> i'm not cooperating. arrest me. >> reporter: but sam nunberg went on to make a stunning suggestion about robert mueller and his team. when asked if he thinks they found something on his former boss, donald trump -- >> do you think that they have something on the president? >> i think they may. >> what? >> i think he may have done something during the election, but i don't know that for sure. >> why do you think that? >> i can't explain it unless you were in there. >> reporter: nunberg suggesting on yet another cable show that he believes the president knew about the trump tower meeting with the russians, a meeting with a foreign adversary to get dirt on an american candidate, hillary clinton, something the white house has denied. >> do you think that donald trump says -- president trump says he knew nothing about the meeting. do you think that's true? >> no. >> you don't think that's true. >> no. it doesn't -- and jake, i've
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watched your news reports. you know it's not true. he talked about it the week before. and i don't know why he did this. all he had to say was, yeah, we met with the russians. the russians offered us something, and we thought they had something, and that was it. i don't know why he went around trying to hide. he shouldn't have. >> reporter: nunberg said he's already been interviewed for five and a haulf hours by d alfa special counsel, and that why should he have to turn over more? >> they wanted every single e-mail i had with roger stone and with steve bannon. why should i hand them e-mails from november 1st, 2015? >> reporter: nunberg, who was fired from the trump campaign,
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>> they asked me, did you hear people speaking russian -- >> who? >> i did not hear people speaking russian in the trump office, okay? that's ridiculous. >> reporter: nunberg says now mueller has subpoenaed all documents, e-mails, texts and otherwise. any communications he may have had with a who's who among trump campaign officials and white house aides. >> they sent me a subpoena where they asked me, after november 1 of 2015, did i communicate with carter page, corey lewandowski. i mean, i despise corey, why would i communicate with him? hope hicks. >> reporter: but tonight, he's refusing to release them. >> i'm spending a lot of money on legal fees. a lot of other people are. and granted, donald trump caused it, because he's an idiot. >> reporter: late today, the white house was pressed about nunberg's bold suggestion that the special counsel may, quote, have something on the president. >> he's incorrect.
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as we've said many times before, there was no collusion with the trump campaign. anything further on what his actions are, he hasn't worked at the white house, so, i certainly can't speak to him or the lack of knowledge that he clearly has. >> bold claims about the president tonight. pierre thomas with us now live. and just now, nunberg going on cable tv yet again to say he was also offered immunity by the special counsel, apparently turning it down and now refusing to cooperate, pierre? >> reporter: that's right. he just talked about being offered immunity, but he's still saying he won testify. that means he could be held in contempt of court and could face jail time. >> pierre thomas leading us off on a monday night. the other major story we're following, the new nor'easter threatening the east coast tonight. winter storm alefts for 16 states. whiteout conditions on the roads in south dakota. the remnants from the deadly system that just blew through, still lashing the coast.
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abc's linsey davis tonight on the hundreds of thousands still without heat and without power. >> reporter: tonight, plow brigades race to clear roads as a powerful new storm heads east. already bringing half a foot of snow and wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour to parts of the midwest. this was the scene today in massachusetts. powerful waves crashing over scituate's sea wall, some 72 hours after that deadly nor'easter started slamming the coast, killing at least nine. from virginia to maine, they're now bracing for round two, as residents struggle with cleanup. massive fallen tripes ripping the ground apart, pinning down utility wires. we've been coming across dramatic scenes like this one throughout westchester county, which explains why so many people are still without power. nearly 400,000 in the region in the dark tonight. people like mary ellen dorfman. >> we expect to be out until tomorrow evening, and then with
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the impending storm, i hope we don't lose it again. >> reporter: in brain tree, massachusetts officials are desperate to repair two schools after the storm peeled off their roofs. and in east wareham -- >> i'm just glad it was here. >> reporter: glen sharp is thankful his jeep kept this tree from crashing into his family's home. inside that corner room -- glen's mom and sister. >> linsey with us now tonight. power outages still a very big problem, caused by the falling trees, one of them behind you. linsey could not hear us, but we could tell from the tree that damage has caused real problems. meteorologist rob marciano is tracking the storm for us, as well. >> with all those people without power, this is the last thing they want to hear. this storm just 36 hours out and already bringing blizzard conditions to the northern plains. 6 to 12 inches of snow, chicago, maybe a couple of inches, as this thing scoots south of the great lakes tuesday, but by
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wednesday morning, the coastal low gets the energy kick, and we'll see a more classic nor'easter all day wednesday. heavy snow, gusty winds and some rain, coastal flooding, too. won't stick around as long as the last one, but it will be strong. 6 to 12 inches of snow, from new york, points north. so, another high impact event. >> another foot of snow. all right, rob, thank you. we think. to other news this monday, president trump standing firm on his plan to impose tar riches on imports of steel and aluminum. at a foe toll-opt with the israeli prime minister, saying the move will not trigger a trade war. but republicans leaders tonight pushing back, and some of america's trading partners threatening to impose tariffs on american products arriving. here's abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl tonight. >> reporter: the tariffs announced by the president roiled the financial markets and outraged american allies and republican leaders, but the president told us today, he's not backing down. paul ryan says he's worried
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about a trade war. are you going to back down on the tariffs? >> no, we're not backing down. people have to understand, our country, on trade, has been ripped off by virtually every country in the world, whether it's friend or enemy. everybody. >> reporter: but a new analysis out tonight by the non-partisan trade partnership projects the trump tariffs on steel and aluminum would result in a net loss of 146,000 american jobs in a single year. speaker of the house paul ryan is practically begging the president to reconsider, saying, quote, we are extremely worried about the consequences of a trade war. but the president has declared, "trade wars are good and easy to win." although today? >> i don't think you'll have a trade war. >> reporter: no trade war? >> i don't think so, i don't think you'll have a trade war, no. >> reporter: in a bid to diffuse tension, speaker ryan met today with a group of european ambassadors, but the european union is already vowing retaliation, threatening to impose tariffs of its own on
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iconic american programs. bourbon from senate leader mitch mcconnell's home state of kentucky. harley-davidson motorcycles, made in speaker ryan's home state of wisconsin, and jeans from levvlevi-strauss, which just happens to be headquartered in democratic leader nancy pelosi's san francisco district. >> jon karl with us from the white house tonight. of course, we know this is a particularly turbulent time at the white house, and the president himself joked about this over the weekend at the annual gridiron dinner? >> reporter: he joked it has been a calm week at the white house, and then talking about all of the problems surrounding his son-in-law, jared kushner, his security clearance downgraded, the president joked, we were late tonight because jared couldn't get through ivanka, you've got to do something. and then about all the staff turmoil following the departure of hope hicks, he said, the
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question everyone keeps asking, who's going to leave next, steve miller of melania? at least he had a sense of humor about it all. >> all right, jon karl tonight, thank you. next, to west virginia tonight. 20,000 teachers still demanding that they be paid what they're worth, eight days now. they did negotiate a pay raise with the governor, but then the state senate blocked it. abc's david kerley on the ground tonight, where classrooms are empty and teachers are holding firm. >> we won't back down. we won't back down. >> reporter: so many teachers descended on the state capital, 5,000 in all, police shut down access, leaving a line of teacher teachers hoping to get inside and give lawmakers a piece of their mind. >> we have everyone's support, superintendents, we'll stay out as long as we need to. >> reporter: an eighth day of no school. there was a deal for a 5% raise, it was scuttled over the weekend when some lawmakers would only approve a 4% raise. so, for another day, some of the 22,000 teachers here in west virginia are here at the state
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house demanding action. this high school teacher driving three hours to get here again. >> we wanted this to be over and it could have been over days ago. >> reporter: the strike has taken a toll on parents, too. brenda williams took her granddaughter, a second grader, to the mall. >> i'm enjoying them, but i'm sure their mom is about to go crazy over eight days, but i'm all for the teachers. >> reporter: just down the street, all teachers could do was watch as lawmakers talked. >> so, let's get to david kerley, he's live at the state capital tonight. i know lawmakers are meeting right not, but still having trouble coming to a deal here? >> reporter: they just broke up that meeting, david, and no deal whatsoever. school districts planning on canceling classes tomorrow, a ninth day without school. >> david kerley tonight. david, thank you. and next tonight, the middle schoolteacher removed from class, accused of leading a secret life as a white supremacist, saying some races have higher iqs than others. here's abc's steve osunsami tonight.
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>> i'm an educator. i teach seventh grade mid schoolers. >> reporter: this florida social studies teacher is defending herself tonight, saying she is not a white supremacist, and what you're about to hear is political satire and exaggeration. >> there are races that have higher iqs than others. >> reporter: 25-year-old dayanna volitich is a second year teacher at crystal middle school south of gainesville, but when school's out, she goes by tiana dolichov, a new face in so-called alt-right social media, blaming jews, muslims, and people of color for the world's problems. >> because new orleans is, there's quite a huge african population there, and it's this engrained hunter gatherer culture that left them unprepared for hurricane katrina. >> reporter: during a podcast she produced, she talks about sharing her views with her students and hiding them from parents and teachers. >> i had one at the beginning of this year who e-mailed the principal over my head and basically, you know, told her, i'm worried that your teacher is, you know, she's injecting
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political bias into her teaching, and the principal came to me and she was like, i'm not worried, should i be worried, and i'm like, no. and she believed me! >> reporter: the teacher tonight say she never brought those views to her professional career. for now, the school district has removed her from the classroom. david? >> steve, thank you. overseas tonight, a former rulgs yan spy mysteriously falling ill in the uk. british media tonight reporting he was convicted in russia of spying for the uk and then released. tonight, he is in critical condition. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. the oscar theft. not long after frances mcdormand won her oscar, the actress and her big moment on that stage, well, then word her oscar was stolen. well, tonight, you'll see the video, the alleged thief. what he's saying in this video, and then the arrest. also late today, the video coming in, the midair scare. the passenger suddenly being
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page. >> governor's ball, baby. >> reporter: only thing is, police say that's not his oscar. it actually belongs to mcdormand. shortly after the show, she got it engraved. but even with her name etched in gold -- >> where's the jimmy kimmel party at? >> reporter: police say that doesn't stop bryant from swooping in when mcdormand left the statue out of her sight. >> what did you win for? >> best producer. >> reporter: bryant apparently holding the statue at his very own golden ticket. >> that's your ticket to anything you want to go to. >> reporter: chef wolfgang puck's photographer couldn't believe it, either. police say he followed bryant, and grabbed the oscar. police say bryant didn't resist. he was eventually arrested and mcdormand was reunited with her little guy. now, david, it turns out that terry bryant had a legitimate ticket to the governor's ball.
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now, we've reached out to the academy to ask how he got it and whether or not it is changing its security protocols, so far, no answer. david? >> matt gutman tonight, thank you. when we come back here, the flight today, the unruly passenger accused of trying to open the door mid flight, flying over the u.s. and new surveillance video tonight, the horrific scene. the children struck and killed in the intersection. their pregnant mother among the injured. we'll be right back. you've trie- all those laxatives, daily probiotics, endless fiber-- it could be wearing on you. tell your doctor what you've tried, and how long you've been at it. linzess works differently from laxatives. linzess treats adults with ibs with constipation or chronic constipation. it can help relieve your belly pain and lets you have more frequent and complete bowel movements that are easier to pass. do not give linzess to children less than six and it should not be given to children six to less than eighteen. it may harm them.
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finally, the dress still fits. the oscar winner who returned. she was among the golden moments. tonight sor tonight, some of the moments that were oscar gold, too. >> allison janney, "i, tonya."
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>> reporter: allison janney winning best supporting actress for her portal of tonya harding's mother. >> i did it all by myself. okay, nothing further, nothing further from the truth. >> reporter: poking fun at herself before the oscars, too. >> oh, hello, hi. welcome to my home. i'm just doing a little house cleaning before i go off to the oscars. >> reporter: after the win, her team waiting. and that frances mcdormand moment, after her oscar. >> if i may be so honored to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight. >> reporter: the nominees, the women on their feet. and afterward, the other four best actress nominees embracing. on stage -- >> hi, meryl. i want you to be my momma one
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day. >> one day. just one day. >> reporter: tiffany haddish and maya rudolph stealing the show. >> i had to take my shoes off. >> girl, me, too. i've been wearing these shoes since 11:00 this morning. how long you have been wearing your shoes? >> since the critics choice awards. >> oh. i got blisters bubbling up on the bottom of my foot. >> my pinky toe fell off. >> oh. >> reporter: and the dress that returned 56 years later. and the tout a standing ovation. >> i can't believe it! >> reporter: last night, grateful for the ovation all these years later. >> oh. live, where you live, this is abc 7 news.
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and the oscar goes to -- "the shape of water." >> and the oscar goes to frances mcdormant. >> a night of glitz, glamour and act t activism. thanks for joining us, i'm kristin sze. >> i'm eric thomas. host jimmy kimmel called the night the a night of positivity. >> donya baucus has the highlights. >> reporter: it shaped up to be a great night for "the shape of water", winning oscar gold for best picture. presenters with the ultimateult over after last year's flub. this year a celebration of 90
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years of movie making and a chance for hollywood to tackle some of its deeper problems like diversity and gender equality. >> the changes we are witnessing are driven by new voices, drive bin a migdriven by new voices. >> aspiring films, each and every one of which got crushed by "black panther" this weekend. >> reporter: frances mcdormant paying tribute to the women in the room. >> if i could be so honored to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight. come on! >> reporter: while three each one their first oscars. >> and the winner is gary oldman. >> put the kettle on. i'm bringing oscar home. >> reporter:am