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we appreciate you joining us. and we're always on captioning sponsored by cbs >> dahler: an insider attack on american troops. at least two u.s. soldiers are killed when an afghan army soldier turns his gun on them. also tonight, she was sexually assaulted by director roman polanski when she was 13. now the victim wants the judge to drop the case. >> it just wasn't as traumatic for me as everybody would like to believe it was. >> dahler: six years after she was nearly killed in a mass shooting, gabrielle giffords is honored with a u.s. warship embargo her name. >> i will never forget this day. >> dahler: and we remember classic tv "batman," adam west. >> we're on the button, robin. this is the "cbs weekend news."
.>> dahler: good evening. i'm don dahler. three u.s. soldiers were killed today and at least one wounded fighting america's longest war. it was apparently an insider attack in eastern afghanistan. an afghan army soldier opened fire on the americans before he was killed. the taliban is claiming responsibility releasing this photo of the man they say was the gunman. the attack comes as the trump administration is considering sending more troops to afghanistan to help fight in the-- against the taliban, al qaeda, isis, and a filated terror groups. since 2001, more than 2200 u.s. troops have died in afghanistan. more than 20,000 have been wounded. the 16-year war has cost american taxpayers more than $800 billion. president trump is following the developments in afghanistan from his golf club in bedminster, new jersey, about 50 miles west of new york city. errol barnett has the weekend white house covered. >> reporter: around midday,
president trump was briefed on the situation in afghanistan by deputy national security adviser rick waddle. the president is here spending time at his bedminister golf property after what has been a bruising week in washington. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: at the white house friday, president trump responded to former f.b.i. director james comey's testimony a day earlier. >> no collusion. no obstruction. he's a leaker. >> reporter: he forcefully denied pressuring comey to drop the michael flynn investigation and said he did not ask for his loyalty. >> i hardly know the man. i'm not going to say, "i want you to pledge allegiance." who would do that? >> reporter: mr. trump did say he was willing to speak to special counsel robert mueller about their private conversations. >> would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of these events? >> 100%. >> reporter: but he refused to confirm or deny if there were any recordings of those discussion. >> well, i'll tell you about that maybe some time in the very near future.
>> just call it a matter. >> reporter: roughly 20 million people watched comey's testimony in front of the senate intelligence committee when he explained why he didn't report his concerns to attorney general jeff sessions. >> our judgment, as i recall, is that he was very close to and inevitably going to recuse himself for a variety of reasons. we also were aware of facts that i can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a russia-related investigation problematic. >> reporter: late today, we learned attorney general jeff sessions accepted an invitation to appear in front of the senate intelligence commito tuesday. there, he will address mr. comey's testimony in "the most appropriate forpum." don. >> dahler: errol barnett, thank you. protests against islamic law turned violent in seattle today. anti-sharia demonstrators were met with counter-protests. similar events were held around the country. activists say anti-sharia groups
promote a distorted view of islam. pressure is building on british prime minister theresa may to resign following her election debacle this week. jonathan vigliotti has the latest from london. >> reporter: don, prime minister may called for this week's snap vote three weeks early hoping to increase her party's majority and strengthen the u.k. ahead of its divorce from the european union. instead, the results showed a nation divided. >> every vote for me. >> reporter: may and her conservative party were expected to crush labor leader jeremy corbyn. while ultimately he came in second, it was close enough to deny may a parliament majority. and in british politics, that's a victory. two of may's top aides have now stepped down. may herself has ignored calls to resign. she met with the queen yesterday and discussed her plans to try to govern with the help of the dup, a smaller political party from northern ireland. the group's antigay, anti--abortion beliefs make them complicated-but-necessary allies
if may is to lead the u.k. through brexit negotiations. it's a tricky deck of cards to hold, and the european union is closely monitoring, if not already capitalizing on this. it's clear they do not intend to pause negotiations with the u.k. as they deal with their own housekeeping. the election happened in the shadow of last week's terror attack in london, and along with this political turmoil, the prime minister is dealing with an ongoing terror investigation. it was revealed today that the three attackers tried to rent a bigger truck but didn't have enough money. police believe they have honed in on the entire group behind the attack, but several questions remain, including how could these attackers, some previously known to police, have slipped through intelligence? don. >> dahler: thanks, jonathan. closing arguments are set for monday in the manslaughter trial of a minnesota police officer charged in the shooting death of a black driver during a traffic stop. it comes after emotional testimony from the officer who testified he was "scared to death." here's barry petersen.
>> no comment. >> reporter: among 26 witnesses to testify over five days, officer jeronimo yanez was the key witness at his trial about what happened in a matter of seconds. in july of last year, yanez stopped philando castile for a broken tail light. castile said he had a fireman, and despite being told to stay still, yanez says castile was pulling it out. yanez fired seven times, hitting him with five shots. >> bop, bop, bop, don't move! don't move!. >> reporter: castillo's girlfriend diamond reynolds and her daughter were in the car. >> i told him not to reach for it. . >> reporter: castile died on the way to the hospital. on the stand, the 29-year-old yanez was crisp and business-like until he remembered that night. he started to cry. "i did not want to shoot
mr. castile at all," he told the court. "that was not my intention." on monday there will be closing arguments and then jury deliberations begin. authorities are already braced in the event there are protests if yanez walks free. barry petersen, st. paul, minnesota. >> dahler: she was sexually assaulted by director roman polanski as a teenager. now she wants a los angeles judge to drop the case. danielle nottingham has the story. >> i'm just here to try and get things resolved and not on roman's behalf but on the behalf of a fair justice system. >> reporter: samantha geimer delivered a passionate plea to end a case that's kept her in the headlines for the past 40 years. she said upon trauma of media scrutiny has been more painful than the crime. >> i do not want to explain to my granddaughter why she cannot go outside or answer the phone and why there are camera crews outside and eventually what happened to her grandma.
>> reporter: she was 14 when roman polanski gave her champagne and a pill during a photo shoot in the hollywood hills and sexually assaulted her. the oscar winner pleaded guilty to unlawful intercourse way minor in 1977. he was sent to a state prison for a 90-day evaluation but was released after 42 days. polansky pled the country to avoid additional time in 1978. he was notably absent from accepting a best director academy award for "the pianist" in 2003. friday's hearing was part of an effort by polansky's lawyer to dismiss the case and get an international warrant lifted that would allow polansky to travel more freely outside of the u.s. >> he was arrested once in switzerland and arrested once in poland. so his concern is that if he travels with his family, he could get arrested. >> reporter: outside of the courtroom, geimer said she never felt the case was about her. >> i'm standing here saying, i'm
nine fein, and nothing you can do to him will help him or anybody else." suddenly it's the state not me that counts . >> reporter: despite the victim's request to have the case dropped, don, prosecutors are fighting against a dismissal. >> dahler: danielle, thank you. more than sux years after she was nearly killed in a mass shooting, gabrielle giffords was honored today with a new u.s. warship bearing her name. roxana saberi has more on the emotional ceremony in galveston, texas. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: out of thousands of ships commissioned by the navy, this is only the 16th named after a woman, and the first named after a living woman since martha washington in 1776. >> the honorable gabrielle giffords, escorted by her husband, captain mark kelly, united states navy, retired. ( applause ) >> i thought of you in my darkest days-- the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines of
the united states of america. we ask so much of you. despite danger you say yes. >> reporter: the navy told former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffordsy giffords a warship would be named in her honor back in 2012, the same day she decided to resign from congress to recover from an assassination attempt the year before. forme secretary of state hillary clinton praised the decision to name the ship after giffords. >> nothing gives me greater joy and honor than seeing this great ship named for someone whose strength and resilience is a great lesson to us all. >> reporter: over 420 feet long, the uss "gabrielle giffords" is designed to take on threats such as mine and submarines in the open ocean and close to shore. admiral bill moran: >> and this wonderful lady is
inspiration to every single one ofinous uniform and every single one of us who lives in this great country. >> reporter: the navy's newest warship reportedly cost $475 million and is armed with missiles and machine guns. it will soon head tots home port in san diego for final tests and training. don. >> dahler: an amazing ship named for an amazing woman. roxana, thanks. the classic tv "batman" many of us grew up with has died. >> i think i've got it. >> you have, batman! ♪ ♪ >> dahler: adam west played the role from 1966 to 1968. he liked to call himself "the bright knight" in contrast to the darker caped crusaders of later films. west's family says he briefly battled leukemia. bart ward, who played robin, said he and his friend of 50 years shared some of the most fun times of their years together. adam west was 88 years old.
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>> dahler: timely tonight, you never know what you'll find when you clean out the garage. a painting, believed to be the work of abstract expressionist jackson pollock, recently turned up in arizona. it goes up for auction in scottsdale on june 20, and vladimir duthiers says it may be worth millions. >> we asked ourselves immediately what everyone else would-- why is this in arizona? >> reporter: when josh levine's auction firm was called to this retirement community in arizona in 2015, they thought they were going to examine memorabilia signed by laker's star kobe bryant. instead, they stumbled on what appeared to be hidden treasure. >> it was all packed up, just all in piles. you could see library boxes of personal effects, tax returns, letters, correspondence, and then these stacks of art. >> reporter: inside this
garage, levine says he found famous works of art and what he believes is the work of abstract impressionist jackson pollock. >> this will be the biggest thing i've ever represented in my life. >> reporter: the art had been sitting in the arizona garage since 1992 when the owner, who wishes to rename unnamed, inherited it from his sister. >> jennifer gordon was a socialite in the new york scene in the art world at the right place at the right time. all the ayersts were hanging out at her apartment, including jackson pollock. >> reporter: finding the painting was the easy part. levine reportedly spent $50,000 on forensic reports to date the pigment and on a private investigator to confirm gordon hung out with the guggenheims appraiser sean morton was asked to assess the painting. >> when i first saw the painting i was a little skeptical until i
learned of the owner and her relationship with jackson pollock. >> reporter: numerous lawsuits have erupted through the years over the authenticity of pollock's paintings. many have been found in unusual places. this one, the real keel deal, was found in a new york garbage dump. levine is convinced his discovery is genuine. >> i'm putting my entire reputation and business on the line saying this. there are people that will go, "you are nuts." but i'm sorry. we have everything we know. the only thing i don't have is a photograph of jennifer standing next to jackson going, "hey, look, here's our painting." >> reporter: the painting is set to go up for auction later this month when the owner's family was told they just might have a jackson pollock expected to fetch as much as $15 million, some responded, "jackson who?" vladimir duthiers, cbs news, new york. >> dahler: struck gold in a garage. that's the cbs weekend news for this saturday. i'm don dahler in new york. for all of us here at cbs news, thank you for joining
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