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it's thursday, december 12th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." late night impeachment debate. members of the house judiciary committee make their case ahead of a key vote later today. >> they dislike us so much they're willing to weaponize the government. >> if we do not respond to president trump's abuses of power, the abuses will continue. surveillance video shows the moment two shooters jumped out of a van in jersey city and opened fire on a kosher market. was it a targeted hate crime? and active volcano threat. as the death toll rises, rescue crews are still searching for at least eight missing people on a least eight missing people on a new zealand island. captioning funded by cbs
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, the impeachment probe into president trump is expected to clear another important hurdle later today. the house judiciary committee is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment against the president. last night committee members debated each of the articles -- abuse of power and obstruction of congress. today's expected vote is the final step before a full vote in the house which could come next week. katherine johnson is on capitol hill. how is this all going to be playing out? >> reporter: r right. good morning. last night's debate was really centered around prepared statements from the 41 committee members who were in attendance. we could see fireworks today because today is the last chance for republicans to make their arguments to amend these impeachment accusations, these articles of impeachment, trying to weaken that argument before it heads forward for a vote on the house floor.
still, democrats don't plan to budge. >> two articles like that? >> reporter: last night the house judiciary committee began two days of debate over the articles of impeachment against president trump. >> president donald j. trump wielded the enormous powers of the presidency to cheat in the 2020 election. >> this is the quickest, thinnest, weakest, most partisan impeachment in all of american presidential history. >> reporter: the president is accused of two high crimes and misdemeanors -- article one is abuse of power. article two, obstruction of congress. >> this is a constitutional crime spree. >> reporter: democrats say president trump abused the power of his office by pressuring ukraine to investigate his political rivals and then obstructed congress by stonewalling the impeachment inquiry. >> we must not turn a blind eye to the undisputed facts. >> reporter: republicans maintain president trump did nothing wrong, and democrats are out to get him. >> the very fact that people in
this committee dispute the facts makes them disputed facts, not undisputed facts. >> reporter: many delivered monologues for their case. >> they don't like the president, don't like his supporters. they dislike it so much they're willing to weaponize the government. >> i'm a black man representing georgia, born when jim crow was alive and well. to me the idea that elections can be undermined is not theoretical. >> reporter: today the committee is expected to pass both articles on party-line votes. that sets up the final impeachment votes before the full house next week. >> the house will be in order, the prayer -- >> reporter: and once today's vote wraps, it will be the third time in the country's history that articles of impeachment have moved all the way forward to a vote on the house floor. that hearing picks back up at 9:00 this morning. anne-marie? >> katherine johnson on capitol hill, thank you so much. also on capitol hill, there was testimony about the russia investigation.
yesterday the justice department's internal watchdog was in the hot seat over how the investigation began. but it was the fbi that drew criticism. we have details. >> reporter: republicans took their turns attacking the fbi. >> how bad is it? as if j. edgar hoover came back to life. >> reporter: the report by the justice deficit inspector general cited 47 -- cited 17 inaccuracies and omissions. in fbi court papers to run surveillance on trump campaign associate carter page. >> is a scathing indictment of the fbi -- >> reporter: testimony revealed an fbi lawyer falsified a document about page's previous cooperation with the cia in order to renew the wiretap. >> they gave misleading, inaccurate information. >> reporter: republican criticisms of the fbi echoed the president's. >> folks, they spied on our campaign, okay. they spied. >> reporter: connecticut democrat richard blumenthal pressed horowitz on that point. >> did you find any evidence
that the fbi tapped the phones at trump tower? >> no. >> reporter: democrats also focused on another conclusion from horowitz -- that the fbi investigation into the president was launched legitimately and without political influence. >> there is no deep state. simply put, the fbi investigation was motivated by facts, not bias. >> reporter: despite the republicans' repeated attacks on the fbi during the hearing, the chairman lindsey graham said he still has faith the fbi director, christopher wray, can fix the problems. cbs news, washington. investigators in new jersey are trying to determine a motive for tuesday's deadly shoot-out that left six people dead. police in jersey city say they found a pipe bomb at the scene. the newly released surveillance video suggests that the shooters targeted a kosher market. more from don dahler. >> reporter: this video shows why so many people believe this was not a random attack.
the suspects are seen getting out of their u-haul van, firing past bystanders on the street, directly into the j.c. kosher supermarket in jersey city. watch again. david lax is the man seen running from the store. he spoke to us on the phone. >> the way they looked to me, the way they started shooting, the way they came in, they came to kill. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: shots hang out for hours. this shows you just how ferocious the gun battle was. these are bullet holes from a large-caliber weapon in this car. the window is completely blown out. >> look how many bullet holes -- >> reporter: this was the scene inside where they found five dead, including a 31-year-old mother of three who owned the store with her husband. 49-year-old douglas miguel rodriguez who worked there and 24-year-old moisha deutsche a customer. a local rabbi broke down describing the jewish community's reaction. >> how can we as a community, as
people bear that? >> reporter: the two suspects, 47-year-old david anderson and 50-year-old francine graham, were also found dead inside the kosher store. they began their murderous rampage at the bayview cemetery where they encountered and killed jersey city detective joe seals, then drove one mile to the supermarket before parking in front. investigators are now pouring over evidence but have not psuspects' possible ties to the black hebrew israeliites. a designated hate group. jersey city's mayor says the shooters' intent was clear. >> from our standpoints, there's no question this was a hate crime. and anti-semitism should be called out aggressively and firmly immediately for what it is. >> reporter: don dahler, cbs news, jersey city. two people who were hospitalized following that volcano disaster in new zealand have died. these latest casualties bring the death toll to at least eight. tomorrow a team of new zealand military specialists will land
on the volcanic island to attempt to retrieve the bodies of eight people missing and presumed dead. scientist say the volcano continues to produce tremors and remains too volatile for a recovery effort. >> the status of the island volcano remains highly volatile and uncertain. our experts estimate the likelihood of an eruption has moved to 50% to 60% in the next 24 hours, up from 40% to 60% yesterday. >> most of the survivors of monday's eruption suffered critical burns and remain hospitalized. two of those survivors were americans who were on their honeymoon. there's renewed concern this morning after a bombshell revelation about the boeing 737 max. newly released documents show an internal faa memo warned the max would crash again nearly a month after a deadly crash in indonesia last year. the documents also show the faa warned more than a dozen additional crashes could occur
if the flawed anti-stall system was not repaired. three months after the warning, a second jet crashed in ethiopia. the faa administrator spoke about the findings. >> did the faa at some point in this process make a mistake? >> yes. >> it's very frustrating when it's obvious that mistakes were made. >> the faa ultimately grounded the max fleet in march. the plane will not fly again until approved by regulators. the family of a toddler who died when she fell out of an open cruise ship window filed a civil lawsuit against royal caribbean. 18-month-old chloe wiegand fell 11 stories in july while the ship was docked in puerto rico. her grandfather lifted her to what he thought was a closed window when she slipped from his grasp. he's been charged with negligent homicide. the girl's parents accuse royal caribbean of negligence for allowing the window to be open. >> there is no reason for this
ship to have walls of glass surrounding the 11th floor with portions that open. if that condition did not exist, chloe would still be here. >> royal caribbean said it has no comment on the lawsuit. coming up on the "morning news" now, harvey weinstein reaches a multimillion dollar deal in his sexual misconduct scandal. and making waves. a california official announces a possible solution to the homeless crisis. this is the "cbs morning news." oh! oh! oh! ♪ ozempic®! ♪ (announcer) people with type 2 diabetes are excited about the potential of once-weekly ozempic®. in a study with ozempic®, a majority of adults lowered their blood sugar and reached an a1c of less than 7 and maintained it. oh! under 7? (announcer) and you may lose weight. in the same one-year study,
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weinstein reaches a tentative settlement. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the new york times" reports harvey weinstein and the board of his former film studio reached a $25 million tentative settlement with dozens of women accusing him of sexual misconduct. lawyers say more than 30 actresses and former weinstein employees agreed to the deal. it would still require court approval, though. weinstein would avoid paying any of his own money. he would not be required to admit any wrongdoing. the movie mogul is scheduled to be tried in new york city next month on charges of sexually assaulting two women. he has pleaded not guilty. >> just because a woman makes a claim does not mean that it is true. and just because mr. weinstein is accused of a crime does not mean that he is guilty. >> weinstein's bail was increased to $5 million yesterday for allegedly mishandling his electronic ankle monitor. cbs san francisco station kpix reports that the president of the oakland city council
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ on the cbs "money watch," the companies you'll want to work for next year, and union employees at fiat chrysler approve a contract. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. well, today investors will get a look at the weekly read on initial jobless claims. meanwhile, notable earnings reports scheduled today include costco, broadcom, and oracle. stocks closed higher yesterday led by gains in tech and industrial shares. the dow was up 29 points, the s&p 500 added 9, and the nasdaq gained 37. uaw workers have approved a labor deal with fiat chrysler. the contract includes fiat chrysler investing $9 billion in u.s. manufacturing and the creation or retention of 7,900 jobs.
it is similar to agreements at general motors and ford. fiat chrysler was the last of the three major automakers to close its contract with the union. toyota is recalling certain prius models due to a speedometer malfunction. it involves 3,800 2019 prius hybrid hatchbacks. the automaker says an electrical glitch could cause the speedometer and fuel gauge to become inoperative. toyota says the problem could divert drivers' attention, increasing the risk of a crash. owners can take their vehicle to a dealer to be checked out. and if needed, the problem will be fixed for free. glassdoor is out with its annual list of 100 best companies to work for based on employee reviews. in the top five, software company hubspot, bain and co, docusign, in and out burger and sammons financial group. two dropped out of the top ten. google dropped, facebook dropped from seventh to 23rd place.
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our top stories this morning -- the house judiciary committee will vote today on two articles of impeachment against president trump. last night committee members debated each of the articles -- abuse of power and obstruction of congress. today's vote is the final step before a full vote in the house which could take place next week. and investigators in new jersey are trying to determine a motive for a deadly shoot-out that left six people dead on tuesday. newly released surveillance video suggests that the shooters targeted a kosher market. the city's mayor says it was an anti-semitic hate crime. a police officer, three people inside the store, and the two shooters were killed. there's new hope in the fight against breast cancer. a new drug targets tumors with remarkable precision and shows promise in advanced cases.
dr. jon lapook explains. >> reporter: this woman has been living with breast cancer for 17 years. as the cancer spread to her lungs, she tried 15 different drugs. last year her doctors suggested she join a trial of a new therapy targeted specifically at her disease. her2 positive breast cancer that's metastatic, meaning it's widely spread. >> there's no new tumors, and it's staying stable which is a good sign. >> reporter: her2 is a gene that results in aggressive breast cancer and occurs in 20% of patients with metastatic disease. targeted therapies like herceptin often stop working as the cancer becomes resistant. in this trial, the drug for now labeled ds-8201, was tested in 184 patients. tumors shrank in 61% and disappeared in 6%. dr. ian cropp is one of the authors. >> this new drug works by selectively delivering high
concentrations of chemotherapy directly to the cancer cell. essentially like a guided missile. >> reporter: cancer growth was halted for an average of 16 monts. longer than what is usually seen with current therapies. >> patients were able to get back on with their lives and not have to worry about their cancer so much while the drug was working. >> reporter: this drug came with serious side effects including severe lung injury that caused deaths. so moving forward, the safety of the drug is going to be a concern. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs this morning," grammy-nominated rapper lizzo joins us in studio 57 as we count down to the grammy awards. ♪ also in the studio, democratic presidential candidate pete buttigieg talks about his rise in the polls in iowa and new hampshire. in "a more perfect union," we'll meet a photographer who's bringing holiday cheer to families in her community. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪