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that. >> thanks to both of you. in the news morning the white house reacting to the announcement that the fbi's investigation into russian connections to the trump campaign will be taken over by a.m. special council. >> it comes as the deputy attorney general is said to address the firing of james comey on capitol hill. melaniemelanie alnwick. >> reporter: in appointing the special counsel rosenstein said it was important to bring in someone who was independent of the normal chain of command. former fbi director robert muller has been working in the private sector working in a law firm since 2013 coming back as special counsel to oversee the investigation into russian influence in the election in the trump campaign. he will have a budget a staff and the ability to prosecute if he uncovers any crimes. muller also has bipartisan are from capitol hill. >> t's good that we
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a focal point of somebody that we all trust. >> have a body that is truly independent from political consideration and also has all the resources it needs and a single focus on the oversight of what russia did. >> reporter: president trump reacted saying he looks forward to this concluding quickly and he believes "that a thoreau investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity." now, you did mention that rod rosenstein will be on capitol hill today. so, he was invited by members of the senate to come in and answer questions, not only about robert muller and the appointment of him as a special counsel because that just happened but what they really want to get to is the firing of james comey as fbi director and what, if any, that brief that rosenstein wrote had to do with that so he's addressing the senate today and he'll address the house tomorrow. back to you guys. >> 4:41 is
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from both sides of the i feel want to see the memos james comey kept in his interactions with president trump. the house oversight and senate intelligence committees. >> we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the white house and that means before rushing to judgment we get all the pertinent information. >> i'm not going to sit here and pass judgment or basically condemn somebody or convict them until i see the facts and the facts is being on the intelligence committee is what we receive. >> both house and senate committee invited james comey to testify about his termination russian version and his interactions with president trump. at this point no word if comey will testify. >> new name has been added to the list of possible candidates to fill the vacant fbi director position. former connecticut senator joe lieberman. he
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presidential election on the democratic ticket. he later left the party and became an independent. the white house says the president is interviewing three other people for the job. oklahoma governor frank keating andrew mccabe and richard mcfeeley a former top fbi official. >> a little boy has died after being hit by a car in southeast s he was just six years old. the driver of the car did leave the scene but he did contact the police. >> yes, i have my own family and it's sad that somebody own son is now taken away from them like it's not right. that could be my son her son, anybody's son. anybody daughter. anybody brother, cousin. anybody. and it's sad. >> sick to my stomach. just sick. sick to my stomach. it's sad. it's really sad. >> police are still investigating the accident. no word if the man who hit the child will be charged. >> a prince george's county police officer is facing jail time aftere
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hitting a suspect with his police cruiser. juan hernandez was convicted yesterday of second degree assault. the incident happened last summer in hyattsville and was caught on dashcam video. hernandez was reported to his supervisor and suspended that very same day. >> we hope that today's verdict will affirm the public's trust us in that when we see things that are opposite of the values of this community that we will act on them. >> the man who hernandez hit was not hurt. hernandez worked for the department for 11 years. >> ♪ >> 4:34 is the time right now. warm yesterday. a little warm day. i think we are in the midst. >> warm? it was hot. >> yeah, this is where it's supposed to be right, mike. >> no, actually we're well above where we're supposed to be. >> we are? >> we should be in the mid 70's. we were in the low 90's yesterday. so, we're a little early. >> he's still loopy. >> i'm always loopy. [laughter] >> guys, it's a summer like feel again today. it's going to feel more like mi
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temperatures heading into the 90's. we have some clouds out there. and those clouds are helping to hold temperatures up during the overnight hours. we still have a few locations out there that are up around the 80-degree mark. very mild start here. here's your temperatures at three airports. 72 reagan as well as dulles. bwi at 76 degrees and again, sun's not even up yet so you can tell as soon as we get the sun in the sky things will warm up quickly. partly sunny to start the day but we'll break off into more sunshine by early afternoon. 83 by 11 o'clock. 2 o'clock 89 degrees. by 5 o'clock there we go we're getting into the 90's once again although unlike yesterday don't think we'll see as many records around this afternoon. those records are a little bit higher than they were yesterday. that's a check of the forecast. over to erin now for a check of traffic. >> 4:35 right now. some overnight construction still slowing us down especially the northbound side of 295. construction zone at benning road. you can see that yellow and red zone coming up from pennsylvania avenue. a few extra moments if you're out early this morning. inner loop for your thursday morn
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springfield interchange you could hit a tap of the brakes by braddock road. 395 looking good. 295 on the northbound side looks good to the 11th street bridge and then again you hit that construction slowdown. things on 295 through riverdale park are looking lookg forward things along 270 delay free from frederick to the beltway. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. a closer look in virginia next. back to you. >> 4:36 is the time. coming up on fox5 news morning an interview with supermodel gisele bundchen leads to an nfl investigation. >> somebody has been replacing sweetener. >> we're going break with a live look outside across the dmv at 4:36. 71 degrees is the temperature. we're back in a moment. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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web. >> holly morris is here with the stories you're engaging with the most this morning. >> good morning growth both of you. good morning, everybody. new reports claim the trump administration knew michael flynn was under investigation weeks before the inauguration. flynn reportedly told president trump and his transition team that he was under investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for turkey during the campaign. flynn was fired just 24 days into his job. >> house majority leader kevin mccarthy accused president trump of being paid by russian president vladimir putin. according to the washington& post mccarthy made the remarks during a private conversation with fellow republicans on capitol hill. the post is also reporting that house speaker paul ryan stopped the conversation and made members present swear to secrecy. some comments from tom brady's wife gisele bundchen have sparked an nfl investigation. she says her husband has suffered from concussions throughout his career including one last season. the thing is brady has never missed any games due
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trauma in his career. the nfl released a statement saying there were no records to indicate brady had sustained a concussion or exhibited any symptoms. if brady did suffer a concussion last season, it would fall under the nfl's new concussion policy which means if it's true and the patriots failed to report it, the team would be at risk for a series of six figure fines from the league. if prince harry wants to say i do to girlfriend megan markel he can do so at westminster abbey even though she's a divorcee. the church says divorced people have been able to wed there since 2002. however, the prince will still need his grandmother's permission to wed there. that might be tougher. finally coca-cola has been cutting sugar from some of its most popular drinks. they've seen a reduction in the amount of sugar. the company has added sweeteners to try and maintain the same taste. the company says the sugar cuts have not hurt their sales. >> thank you
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4:40 is the time. coming up, reports of miss handled classified information in the west wing could impact president trump's first foreign trip. >> and maryland inches one step closer to the legal distribution of medical marijuana. >> we're going to break right now so let's take a live look across the d.c. region. it's 4:41 and 71 degrees already. man, headed into 90's again today. back with the details after the break. ♪ ♪♪
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>> back at 4:44 with a check of your other top stories for thursday may 18. december police say diplomatic immunity will not keep them from investigating an attack on otherwise peaceful protesters. the comments were reaction to a massive fight outside of the turkish embassy. police believe bodyguards for turkey's president instigated the fight. 12 people including a police officer were hurt. >> chelsea manning was released yesterday after serving seven years of a 35 year sentence for leaking classified materials to wikileaks. shortly after her release she posted photos to her instagram page with the caption first steps to freedom. >> maryland first license to grow -- first licensed to grow medical marijuana has been issued. the maryland medical cannabis commission approved
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monday. it means if the company can now legally grow plants. they expect to have a product for patients by the fall. >> kentucky derby winner always dreaming is the favorite to win saturday's preakness stakes. always dreaming will start in the number four gate in gate five will be his closest rival classic empire. preakness stakes set for 6:48 start time. >> good morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm wisdom martin. today is thursday may 18. erin como talking about the roads but first mike thomas has weather. >> we are in kind of the summertime swing of things a little early this year kind of late spring feel to this early summer heat we have. day two of the heat wave is today and temperatures will once again cross that 90-degree threshold. satellite and radar with a little bit of cloud cover. oh, oh, okay. let's get f-, now we'll get to it. mistake on m
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code orange air quality out there thursday for -- for today just like yesterday unhealthy for sensitive groups with -- the very elderly very young limit their time outdoors. the air mass has changed too much. could be looking at a code orange again tomorrow. 65 to 75 as the kids get off to school. very warm muggy start to the day here. after school 87 to 93 degrees. going to be hot outside. keackeep it cool if you go outse for any extended period of time, extra water and again light colored clothing. 92 degrees your daytime high today. again, hot and humid. by tomorrow one more day in the 90's. could have some pop-up thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon as well. we will be significantly cooler by the time we get to the weekend. we'll have that full weekend forecast coming up in just a few minutes. but now let's head over to erin como get a look at traffic. hey, erin. >> 4:46. still tracking overnight constructi
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inner loop by braddock road. outer loop not dealing with any slowdowns. more construction. we'll take a look at our maps. 295 northbound ongoing construction zone by that benning road. you can see from that pennsylvania avenue to benning road even though volume's light we're seeing a red zone on the map because of how slow cars are going past that area. at least one lane blocked. 50 inbound looking good. as we take a wide view of our drive times all green all good on majors in virginia. 95 northbound dale city to the beltway 17 minute trip. 39510 minutes that's what we like to see there. 109 to the beltway just 23 minutes and 66 eastbound from prince william parkway to the beltway that's a 20 minute ride. we like we're seeing through virginia and maryland. outer loop top of the beltway quiet from 95 over to georgia avenue. at speed there. if you have an early flight traffic on the way to reagan national dulles and bwi outside the top of the beltway looking good. between the baltimore beltway and capital beltway we don't have any slowdowns on 95 or o
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baltimore-washington parkway. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. back to you wisdom and maureen. >> all right, erin thank you. this morning there is drama at the white house as president trump prepares for his first foreign trip to israel. early this week a senior u.s. official reportedly said that the western wall is in the west bank not israel. during a heated exchange at the israeli delegation helping to plan at president's visit. the national security adviser h.r. mcmaster and sean spicer wouldn't say the western wall is in israel during press briefings adding further fuel to the fire. >> the western wall is obviously one of the holiest sites in the jewish faith. it's clearly in jerusalem. but there's -- there's been -- it's an issue that's had serious consideration. it will be a topic that's going to be discussed during the president's trip between parties that he meets with. >> president trump spoke with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu yesterday. the conversation was solely about the president's upcoming trip. that trip
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one not only because of the recent headlines but also the efforts to resume peace talks palestinians.sraelis and the- >> fox5 is following the latest in a traffic stop in arlington that ended in gunfire. officers pulled over car on i395 at the glebe road exit. as they walked to the car the driver reportedly hit one of the officers with his vehicle. the officers then shot the driver. the driver's in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. one officer was taken to the hospital with some serious injuries. another officer was treated at the scene. two people are dead and two people are recovering after ahead on wrong way car crash on route 50. maryland state police say 22-year-old laura murphy was driving the wrong way on eastbound route 50 and when she hit another car head on. now she died at the scene. a 14 month old boy which was in her car is hospitalized with critical injuries. the driver of the second car, 66-year-old robert skidmore also died. a third car involved in that was slightly damaged but the driver was not hurt.
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>> happening today in the dulles greenway's 12th annual drive for charity today. tolls collected will be donated to six local charities and the dulles greenway scholarship program. last year they collected more than $350,000. >> coming up on fox5 news morning a former student files a sexual assault lawsuit against baylor university. >> and the biggest case of its kind that investigators have ever seen. thousands of stolen beehives just uncovered by police. the unique details straight ahead. >> we're going to break with a live look outside at 4:50, 71 is the temperature. back in a moment. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> time now is 4:52 and it is a developing story we're following from waco, texas. baylor university facing another lawsuit over alleged sexual assault by football players according to the waco tribune. a former baylor volleyball player says she was drugged and gang raped by as many as eight football players. the lawsuit accuses football players of recording two baylor students being gang raped. this is the seventh such lawsuit against baylor. >> massive investigation in california has farmers across the united states buzzing. police have arrested a man they say stole $1 million worth of beehives and bee keeping equipment from orchards and farms. many farmers rely heavily on bees to pollinate their crops. police say a recent decline in the bee population has increased the value of beehives. >> not so much pomp but plenty of circumstance at this high school graduation ceremony in memphis, tennessee.
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becoming a volatile one when several women got into a fight. you can see the brawl at the bottom of your screen right there. whole thing started over a request to switch seats. don't do that. authorities escorted two women off the premises. one was wearing handcuffs. >> wow. >> over seats. although i got to t tell you seats are premiere at graduations. >> let's take a moment to celebrate this morning because wawa is coming to d.c. >> what? >> which means we'll be in a hoagie heaven soon. >> really. >> they have good hoagies apparently. >> only if they bring it to the loft. >> you just started something. june 13 wawa will hold a special event to unveil the plans for the store. wawa has stores in maryland and in virginia as well. >> all right. >> yeah, they need to bring something here. i never had a wawa hoagie. >> really. >> never had one. >> me, neither. >> you're like really? me either. really? mike have you had a hoagie from wawa. >> there's one not too far from where i live. i'm one of the lucky ones in maryland. good for d.c. wawa is
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>> okay. >> not my go-to but they're solid.& >> everybody has to have some go toes. kind of like the weather. my go-to is like 90's normally around this time which is not normal around this time of year so now i'm stumbling so you should start talking about weather because i don't know what i'm talking about when it comes to weather. see where i'm going. >> i think we should keep that going. 90's back today. reagan national yesterday 91 degrees. that fell a degree shy from tying the record. dulles broke the record there 92 degrees. bwi broke their record 93 degrees yesterday afternoon. there are those normal highs for wisdom martin. 76 is what we should be this time of year. so well up and beyond that. take note allergy sufferers tree pollen remains high as does grass pollen and all of this is sitting in the air and because the air mass hasn't moved too much we are under a code orange air quality today so if you're in the sensitive groups asthma sufferers very elderly and the very young limit your outdoor activities this afterno
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some clouds coming across this morning. that's about it, though. those clouds are actually helping to hold temperatures up and it's humid to start the day and it will be humid this afternoon as well. dewpoints in the mid 60's. that means you'll be able to feel kind of that humidity in the atmosphere. all right. seven-day forecast. 92 today. 91 tomorrow. though tomorrow we could bubble up some thunderstorms in the afternoon that will usher in a cooler air mass for the weekend. look at by the time we get to saturday much cooler, 74 degrees, more clouds than sun on sunday, 73 degrees. 80's back by monday with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon and then headed into next week we have 70's instead of 90's. all right, that's a check of the forecast. let's head over to erin como for traffic. >> we have some breaking news for you top of the beltway. we are literally parked between colesville road and georgia avenue on the outer loop. this is a look at the delay. that is because around the bend we have a big crash taking out several lanes. so please use caution. actually i'll just got word from my producer the outer loop stretch is completely shut down while they work to clear that c
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every lane of the outer loop between colesville road and georgia avenue blocked. exit at colesville road. we'll keep you updated on that. you can see some police activity coming up the right shoulder. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. we'll get the very latest information on this crash and we'll have it up in just a few moments. back to you maureen and wisdom. >> thank you erin. coming up, a prince george's county police officer is facing jail time after striking a suspect with his police cruiser. >> reaction is pouring in after a police officer's acquitted of manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed man. >> heading to break right now. let's take a live look across the d.c. region. it is 4:57, 71 degrees. back after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning, special counsel in charge of the russia investigation. just the latest in a series of growing controversies overshad going the trump administration's political agenda. >> deadly hit-and-run. a six-year-old boy struck and killed in southeast but the driver isn't taken into custody. >> let's look live outside. beautiful warm air returns for a second day. temperatures in the low 90's means shorts, sandals and ac a blasting. >> a lot of that for sure. good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm holly morris. today is thursday may 18. >> mike thomas


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