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comcast business. built for business. tonight, breaking news involving president trump. did he reveal highly classified information? late today, the washington post reporting that the president revealed that information to the russians, during their meeting at the white house. how is the white house responding tonight? > cecilia vega is standing by live and mary blues at the capitol hill. the deadly plane crash just outside new york city. the jet coming in over a suburban neighborhood. witnesses watching the plane come down. a fireball erupting. the calls from the cockpit. late today, the new horror, the images emerging from syria. the u.s. now accusing syria of executing thousands in an alleged cream tourism. and the tour bus crash
two dozen students and adults on their way to washington, d.c., and the emergency response. good evening. it's great to have you with us. we begin that bam she'll headline breaking late today. the washington post reporting that president trump disclosed highly classified information to the russians. the post reporting that the information was revealed during a meeting with the foreign minister while they visited the white house last week. if true, senators on both sides of the aisle saying this is ararming. let's get to cecilia vega, live at the white house with the very latest for us. >> reporter: david, good evening to you. the allegation here is that in that meeting last week with the foreign minister here if the white house the president has disclosed some highly classified intelligence, information that was give on the u.s. by a
partner and an intelligence-sharing arrangement. it's considered to be so sensitive not even allies have been told what this classified information is and intelligence officials that we have spoken to as this story is breaking, david, tell us that's the potential danger here, that the u.s. do and russia do have a counterintelligence-sharing arrangement, if there was a ally not to be shared there's a real problem. very fluid situation here in the west wing. i tried to get information from sean spicer's office. his door is closed. more than a dozen reporters waiting for information. no comments so far from the white house as this story breaks. i ran into with these other reporters to national security adviser general h.r. mcmaster he turned the corner and saw us there and he said ux quote, this is the last place i wanted to be and he left. he told the washington post, quote, no time
sources discussed or military ops disclosed. this is a bombshell tonight >> no word from the white house. team of reporters camped there in the briefing room. in the meantime that post headline that the president might have given that information raced its way to capitol hill. tonight, republican senators calling the headline troubling. one using the word alarming. let's bring in mary bruce. >> reporter: david, troubling, disturbing and shocking how members on both sides of the aisle are describing this to me. they stress this is an initial report but already those alarm bells are going off. senator warren, the top democrat, just tweeting now, if true this is a slap to the intelligence community. risking sources and methods is inexcusable particularly with the russians. david, lawmakers are
investigation. they'll is a lot more questions in the coming days about this particular meeting david. >> mary, thank you. of course, all this meantime as president trump looks for a new fbi director and after that warning to the director he fired, james comey saying comey better hope there are no tapes of their conversations. tonight, republicans and democrats are now demanding to know, are conversations being recorded with the president? and if so, they now want them. how is the white house responding to that, here's our chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl. >> reporter: in the oval office today, president trump was asked about his search for a new fbi director to replace the fired james comey. >> mr. president, how's the process of selecting the next fbi director going? >> thank you. >> thank you. >> reporter: that search may be moving rapidly, but the white house is defying congressional demands for answers on whether the president has been secretly recording his conversations.
late last week, he implied he was, taunting the fired fbi director with a tweet, saying, "james comey better hope that there are no 'tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" >> if there are tapes as the president has suggested, he should turn them over immediately. >> reporter: even republicans are saying if there are tapes, they need to be preserved and turned over. >> you can't be cute about tapes, if there are any tapes on this conversation, they need to be turned over. >> if, in fact, there are such recordings, i think those recordings will be subpoenaed and i think they will probably have to turn them over. >> reporter: but the white house is refusing to answer any questions on this whatsoever. >> is the white house intending to cooperate with those requests and furnish that information as requested in writing? >> i think i made it clear last week that the president has nothing further on that. >> does that mean that the president will deny those requests? >> i said i was very clear that the president would have nothing further on that last week. >> reporter: as for the fbi director search it's parentally a crowded
at least 8 candidates have already been interviewed. with more likely to come. leading the interviews, deputy ag rod rosenstein and attorney general jeff sessions, a potentially awkward position because the fbi director would lead the russia investigation and sessions has recused himself from anything to do with that. >> a lot of democrats who think that because he recused himself from the russian investigation he should not be in that position. >> i think this is a process that's running completely as it should. >> jon, there's news this evening on two key figures and whether they'll testify between the senate and the american people, james comey. >> rod rosenstein will be before the senate. all 100 senators are invited to the briefing. it's a closed
we won't actually see what he says. he'll face tough questions in his role in the firing. as for james comey, he's willing to testify before open session, i talked to the committee a few minutes ago, still no word on when that will happen. meantime we turn to the scene just outside new york city tonight. a deadly plane crash, the learjet approaching teterboro airport. it flipped upside-down. slamming into an industrial complex. abc's linzie janis is on the scene for us. >> reporter: tonight, the harrowing scene, a plane plummeting out of the sky crashing and erupting into a ball of flames. >> request for a mutual aid ambulance in carlstadt scene of a plane crash into a building. >> reporter: at 3:30 p.m., the learjet, less than one mile from the runway at new jersey's teterboro airport, when eyewitnesses say the plane lost control, flipping over, and
slamming into three buildings. >> it skidded into the building adjacent to it. blowing up cars and anything in its path. >> reporter: the plane taking off from philadelphia, two pilots on board died. flying debris destroying everything in its path. >> i just heard a loud boom and a flame go across the whole front of our building, across the street. >> reporter: teterboro airport shut down, planes grounded, while the flames still burned. >> it hit three buildings, there are just pieces of the plane, like, all throughout the yard. melted cars that were parked here. i -- it's really almost impossible to describe. >> reporter: rescue teams racing to the scene, a warehouse complex, incredibly no one on the ground injured. >> linz jie with us. investigators are looking into the cause, linzie. you were telling us,
gust and that's right, david. wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour. not yet known if they played a role into the crash. the faa and ntsb are on their way here. another harrow emerging from the war in syria. the u.s. department accusing the syria carrying out mass executions. u.s. officials say they uncovered the atrocity using satellite images of a notorious prison outside of damascus. abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: tonight, new horrors revealed in these satellite images. a secret crematorium constructed in the notorious sednaya prison north of damascus, where as many as 50 people are killed every day. look at the nearby buildings in the complex, a white blanket of snow covers them, but the roof of this building, with the intense heat from within, snow free. th i
department believes the bodies are burned, to hide evidence of an estimated 5,000 to 15,000 political killings. >> the building of a crematorium is an effort to cover up the extent of mass murders taking place in sednaya prison. >> reporter: the evidence of the crematorium is circumstantial, no images exist from inside the prison. but amnesty international has recreated the prison itself, based on interviews with those who managed to survive the conditions. "as we arrived," this man, every guard grabbed a detainee and started beating them." the u.s. blames assad for the crematorium, but says russia and iran have played a part, for supporting the regime. a regime the u.s. attacked just last month after evidence emerged it used chemical weapons to attack civilians. >> martha, this new evidence as the p
first overtrip to saudi arabia, israel and italy. >> he'll meet with3 sunni leaders. they'll be shown these satellite images. all those groups already did despised the assad regime. they'll be very happy about this tough stand against them. now to ather global worry at this hour. we have new reporting in the massive cyberattack. hospitals ralyzed, surgeries halted and today we learned of an auto assembly line suddenly y7stopped stopped down. hackers affecting some= 300,00 computers in 150 countries now, including the u.s. locking those companies up and demanding ransom to free those files. new clues may be pointing to a familiar culprit. here's brian ross. >> reporter: cybersecurity
researchers say the trail could lead to north korea, that the computer code that produced the so-called attack with these ominous messages, the code of a international banks last year. it could be someone using the north korean code, says researchers. >> we have seen them steal money and information. we have seen them destroy information. >> reporter: no official atricks to who was behind the massive attacks. as of tonight the tally of attacks has grown. more than 300,000 in 150 countries. auto plants, offices, railways around the road. the most devastating, hospitals in great britain, where ambulances were turned away. cancer treatments and surgeries cancelled. >> horrible. cried a lot. didn't really know what to safñ >> reporter: only a few hundred companies appear to have followed the hack
have their files free, that, too, turned out to be scam. >> we're not aware of payments led to any data recovery. >> david, those attacks are still coming from that same group, brian. >> that's right, new variant of the attack today and another one yesterday, but were shut down before they spread too far. >> what do you do? >> the most important thing is to download any upgrades, the fixes with the patches that block this attack. >> all right, brian, thank you. to other news tonight, north korea also celebrating its most recent missile test. showing kim jong-un there on sunday. as the medium-range rocket was readied and launched. capable of reaching u.s. bases in the
u.s. officials can't confirm that claim tonight. next here back here at home, an accident on i-95 in maryland. injuring more than 20 school children. their bus overturned on their way to washington d.c. behind them, another bus, a bus full of police cadets who rushed in to help everyone. >> reporter: the eighth grade field trip in an instant, terrifyingly turned upside down. >> this is a mass casualty, with at least 30 patients. >> reporter: mostly students, tossed about. >> when was the bus about to flip, she heard some screaming but she thought it was all a dream. >> reporter: two of those on board critically injured. two dozen others needing care. >> it ran anywhere from head injuries, broken bones, minor bruises, things like that. >> reporter: fortunately, another bus, filled with police cadets, was nearby. and those cadets sprang into action, trying to calm the crying, injured students. >> i haven't seen it very often, but i'm very glad that they were
helpful. >> reporter: the bus was halfway from the philadelphia school to a field trip in d.c. when a small sedan tried to pass the bus. that vehicle runs off the road as the driver corrects, the car crosses the southbound lanes, clipping the front of the bus sending it into an embankment lined with trees, and throwing it, and the 30 occupants, on its side. many of the injured students were treated at local hospitals and have already been discharged. meanwhile, the driver of the small sedan which appears to have caused the accident, could face charges. >> thank you, david. there's still much more ahead -- new developments in the deadly police shooting of a teenager. new images raising questions and this major question, was he left there for six hours? the 15-year-old boy shot and handcuff seen lying on the ground. his family now saying his life could have been saved. the home that went up in flames. the family of seven did not survive. investigators are on the scene
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himself in a really bad situation and lost his life. >> reporter: the 21-year-old passenger was also wounded shot but suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. the police chief says negron's body was lying in the street for about six hours after the shooting for evidence-gathering reasons, but negron's family members say police never provided him medical attention that they believe might have saved his life. hundreds gathered last week to pay tribute to the teen and to call for action. the officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. david. >> linsey davis, thank you. when we come back -- the police officers accidentally overdose after he touched a kind of powder. they revealed what it was. remembering the actor famous for his bad-guy roles. the family of seven trapped and investigators on the scene. unpredictable abdominal pain or discomfort and diarrhea. i tried lifestyle changes and over-the-counter treatments, but my symptoms keep coming back.
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