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outside in, i don't ask your doctor about xeljanz xr. know, three, three, four wks an "unjection™". the ships under quarantine removed near new york the number of infected city american tourists surging. the ex-ceo handed taking the stand today in the harvey weinstein rape trial a the toughest sentence new witness who has yet in the college admissions cheating testified in several scan infamous cases as the impact on lori loughlin's upcoming defense tries to cast trial? doubt on weinstein's and our nbc news accusers exclusive, the new here is nbc's scam warning stephanie gosk. >> reporter: on trial who is being targeted today not just harvey weinstein but human with fake job offers memory defense attorneys >> announcer: this is calling elizabeth "nbc nightly news" loftus to the stand, with lester holt. an expert in memory good evening who has consulted on a long list of nearly two weeks after high-profile trials. the chopper crash that o.j. simpson, ted bundy, michael jackson, and most killed kobe bryant, recently bill cosby. his daughter and seven others the ntsb when she testifies it tonight has released is almost always for its initial report on the defense. the accident detailing the flight's a point prosecutors final moments. were quick to point out. investigators say it loftus told the court appears the pilot was today them trying to climb out of a low hanging cloud easily influenced by things like media cover and nearly cleared the coverage and investigators' leading surrounding mountains questions. but instead impacted the ground at high you can distort your speed. own memory, she testified. our tom costello has late details. as time is passing and the memory is getting weaker and weaker, it >> reporter: tonight becomes more the ntsb is releasing vulnerable to post-event the defense later
new photographs taken by people on the ground seconds before asking, so then 27 years? the fatal crash of low there can be substantial loss of cloud cover then thechopper dii memory her allegation key to the most serious charge the hollywood >> helicopter 2 echo producer faces with you for the special transition pred we are currently at 1400 >> reporter: while weinstein pleaded not pilot ara zobayan was guilty to all charges flying under strict visual flight rules, an the ntsb says he advised controllers he was climbing up through the clouds to last week sciorra escape them. the cloud tops were at acknowledged using valium around the time of the alleged 2,400 feet assault. he almost made it. today loftus specifically noted the chopper reached that valium can affect memory 2,300 feet before suddenly banking into later in the a hard left turn and crashing at 180 miles cross-examination per hour. prosecutors suggested she deliberately tailored her testimony for this case. >> the left bank which loftus responded, i have testified before is increasing and the about valium, and i descent rate may very well be indicators of heard it might be involved in this case. spatial disorientation as the testimony played out, weinstein that's certainly what head, then crash into the hi seemed to nod off. the defense expected helicopter approaching and i'm going what in to rest its case the world is a sometime next week helicopter flying stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. because we were below minimums there was no visibility and also in court today the harshest toepy says there was punishment in the e adssions cheating scandal
blades appear to have been working normally. a former ceo sentenced engines and rotor meanwhile, southern to nine months in prison california is preparing to remember nbc's gabe gutierrez the crash victims. with what it could mean for lori loughlin as she faces trial. monday john, keri, and alissa altobelli who were friends of the >> reporter: douglas hodge walked into a bryants aboard the chopper will be memorialized at angels federal courthouse stadium in anaheim boston today after admitting to paying a today vanessa bryant total of $850,000 in bribes to get four of announced a his children into usc celebration of life for kobe and gianna to and georgetown as fake be held in the house athletic recruits. that kobe built, the staples center in los a judge ordered him to angeles. spend nine months in the date february prison and pay a $750,000 fine citing his repeated and 24th, 2/24 for gianna enduring criminal and kobe's jersey numbers. conduct. hodge told the court i >> tom joins us now. have in my heart the deepest remorse for my actions. tom, i understand the pilot was climbing to i know that i unfairly get through the and ultimately illegally tipped the clouds scales in favor of my children over others, but under visual flight rules, isn't over the hopes and dreams of other the point to stay out parents. of the clouds? >> yeah, and he was. the clouds seemed to hodge, the former head of a global investment firm, was among the highest profile names flight rated, the caught up in the chopper had auto pilot but the helicopter scandal which rocked company was not higher education and certified to fly on instruments. hollywood. why did he stop climbing chopper pilots say it's very easy to get felicity huffman turned around an already pleaded guilty disoriented in the cl. and served less than two weeks in prison. >> just the initial report lori loughlin and he a lot more to come on husband are fighting
this the charges arguing ts to usc tom, thank you were legitimate also breaking tonight, a key witness donations, not bribes. who testified at the impeachment inquiry they are expected to into president trump go to trial in october. fired from his job at the white house. >> the most egregious and late word, his offender, mr. hodge, twin brother has also been ousted. only got nine months in prison. nbc's hallie jackson that may very well is at the white house with more. inspire one or more of >> reporter: two key the remaining defendants to roll the dice and take their impeachment witnesse pulled from their jobs chances, perhaps banking on a low today including european union ambassador gordo sentence, even if they sondland whose do get convicted bombshell testimony ter: loughlin will face the same judge who handed down this fall pointed the today's sentence finger at the the scandal's longest president in what he sentence so far. described as a quid pro quo with gabe gutierrez. ukraine. we are hearing >> everyone was in the loop more tonight fro elizabeth smart it was no secret. the kidnapping and >> reporter: in a new statement, sondland rape survivor who revealed she endured tells nbc news the president intends to recall him from his another alleged sexual post immediately, just assault just last year while on a plane hours after another steve patterson impeachment witness, reports on smart's new comments today. lieutenant colonel alexander vindman was escorted out of the comm >> i just sat there white house according like in shock. to his >> reporter: tonight elizabeth smart lawyer who's accusing providing new details president trump of exacting revenge. about the alleged >> i'm not happy with sexual assault she him. you think i'm supposed faced on board a to be happy with him flight home to utah last summer. i'm not. saying she awoke to a >> reporter: it come man rubbing his hand
on her inner thigh. >> i looked over at top ukraine expert on the national security council was called by him and i -- i waited democrats to testify in their impeachment case about that phone call between president for him to say sorry trump and the or excuse me or give me an excuse or some ukrainian leader. >> i was concerned by reason why he was the call touching me, and he what i heard was inappropriate. >> reporter: the nsc didn't say anything. is not commenting on a personnel matter >> reporter: smart but vindman's lawyer says she froze, says telling the truth has cost him his job, eventually pushing his his career and his hand away. privacy, adding th iraq war veteran did >> i mean, i should be what any member of our able to believe it military is charged because i have already with doing every day been kidnapped out of my bed in the middle he followed orders, he of the night. obeyed his oath, and >> reporter: nearly 20 he served his country years ago, at just 14 years old, smart was even when doing so was infamously abducted at fraught with danger and personal peril knifepoint from her vindman, a purple bedroom, held for nine heart recipient, was months and repeatedly supposed to remain on raped. his nsc detail until the experience shaping her adulthood, this summer but coul becoming an advocate end up back at the for missing persons defense department within days.critics worry the and survivors of sexual assault president is looking for payback now that now creating smart his impeachment trial is over. defense, a program in >> what a shame. utah for women and girls and launching an a patriot person education platform called smart talks. >> this is our start. >> the president -- >> reporter: the >> reporter: vindman 32-year-old mother of three says she filed a was born in ukraine complaint with delta, but his family fled to which she doesn't america when he was a blame. toddler. the airline saying a journey he it's cooperating with referenced durin emotional testimony in smart and the authorities on a november with this message to his father. investigation, adding
>> talking to the it does not tolerate elected professionals is proof you made the passenger misconduct. >> why didn't i do right decision 40 something? years ago to leave the that's why i soviet union, come here to the united states of america in search of a better story part of a life for our family. disturbing trend federal data showing do not worry i will be fine for sexual assaults on telling the truth. >> reporter: vindman's flights increased 66% over a three-year period twin brother, also in the military and smart hoping to stop worked at the nsc, that trend and help was also escorted ou other survivors. of the white house today according to his >> it was never their attorney fault to begin with. a spokesperson said >> reporter: using her both brothers will own experience to return to jobs at the spark a new generation army now lester of empowerment >> hallie jackson at the white house, steve patterson, nbc thanks news. also tonight the democratic coming up, the new presidential scam warning we'll tell you how to candidates facing off keep your money safesc in their final debate before the new hampshire primary and joe bid major changes after a disappointing finish in iowa. nbc's kristen welker my choir. i'm a work in progress. so much goes... our brand-new poll. former vice president den. in a memo to into who i am. staffers his campaign hiv medicine is one part of it. manager announcing biden is elevating his prescription dovato is for adults veteran aide anita who are starting hiv-1 treatment dunn to an expanded role tll aow and who aren't resistant to either of the medicines dolutegravir or lamivudine. dovato has 2... medicines in... suffered a devastating 1 pill to help you reach and then stay undetectable. fourth place finish in iowa. >> we took a gut punch in iowa. so your hiv can be controlled with fewer medicines... >> reporter: now with
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