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>> pelley: comey under fire. >> all i can tell you is the f.b.i. director has no credibility. >> pelley: democrats blast the f.b.i. director for not doing more to stop russian interference with the u.s. election. >> i don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president. >> pelley: also tonight, the justice department sounds an alarm. >> the chicago pliment engages in a pattern or practice of use of excessive forcen i violation of the fourth amendment to the constitution. >> pelley: american veterans poisoned by their own military base. and steve hartman with a hockey lover achieving hisi lngfelo goal. >> this is one of the coolest things i've ever seen.
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>> reporter: the closed door briefing for all house members was confidential, but multiple lawmakers tell cbs news that the former chair of the democratic national committee, congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz, asked comey repeatedly why he never called her personally to inform her that d.n.c.'s servers may have been breached by the russians. comey balked. hank johnson. >> there was some heat. >> reporter: the f.b.i. and president-elect trump have suggested the d.n.c. was lax and uncooperative. >> they did a very poor job. >> reporter: but d.n.c. officials tell cbs news that from september of 2015 until april of 2016, the only person the f.b.i. spoke to at the d.n.c. was an outside vernd who provided i.t. services. hackers began posting the stolen emails online in june. the unguarded exchanges cost wasserman schultz her chairman
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manship. clinton campaign chair john podesta's emails were posted three months later. >> i don't see the president-elect as a legitimate president. >> reporter: georgia congressman and civil rights icon john lewis made that startling statement to nbc. >> i think the russians participated in helping this man get elected, and they helped destroy the candidacy of hillary clinton. >> reporter: he and at least seven other democrats have announced they will boycott next friday's inauguration. one of them is arizona's raul grijalva. >> i will be at home in arizona. >> reporter: democrats accused comey today of a double standard, speaking publicly about the clinton investigation pre-election, even as he stayed mum about russia's attempts to help donald trump. but, scott, they've been reluctant to call on comey to step down for fear of who mr. trump might choose to replace him. >> pelley: and the white house said today the
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attempting to influence the election. nancy cordes for us on capitol hill. na, in ce, thank you. also today, the nation's second largest police force has been accused of bias and brutality. the u.s. justice department investigation is a step in reforming chicago's police, and dean reynolds is there. >> reporter: the justice department probe was launched in uproar of a black youth killing by a white chicago cop. he shot 17 times because he said the 17-year-old was a threat. it's the type of practice the report suggests going back decades that includes civil rights violations, racial bias and deficient training of officers, a practice the report said that, "unnecessarily endangers themselves and others and results in unnecessary and avoidable shootings."
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distrust within the very crime-ridden neighborhoods from which police need the most cooperation to be effective. it also showed police used force almost 10 times more often against blacks than against whites. attorney general loretta lynch: >> all of these issues are compounded by poor supervision and oversight, leading to low officer moral, and erosion in officer accountability. >> reporter: the city will now engage in negotiations on what's called a consent decree, to work out the improvements the justice department is seek. chicago mayor rahm emanuel: >> this is a moment of truth for the city. this is not going to be change that is going to be done overnight. on the road to reform, there's no u-turn event. >> reporter: the chicago report comes a day after an agreement to reform the baltimore police, one of 25 departments nationwide investigated during the obama administration. but, scott, the future of these investigations may be in some doub
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the next attorney general, has indicated he dislikes consent decrees because, he said, they unfairly malign whole police departments over the actions of a few bad officers. >> pelley: dean reynolds in chicago tonight. dean, thank you. for the second time this week, criminal charges have been brought against top auto executives. three former officers of takata were indicted today for allegedly covering up a deadly defect in millions of air bags. 11 people have been killed by the defect just in the u.s. on wednesday, six volkswagen executives were indicted for allerpñigedly programming carso cheat on clean air tests. kris van cleave tells us that the air bag defects were known for years. reporter: the department of justice alleges the cover-up began more than 16 years ago. the three takata executives knew test results showed they are air
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sending shrapnal into criefers o drivers and passengers. the defect has prompted the largest safety recall in u.s. history. >> the risk that they allowed to happen is really reprehensible. >> reporter: barbara macade of quaid said they put profits ahead of safety. >> they routinely discussed in email messages the need to falsify reports to its customers. they referred in their emails to this process as "xxing the data." >> reporter: in february of 2005, one executive e-mailed the others saying they had no choice but to manipulate the data. another wrote in june of that year, they needed to "cross the bridge together." in addition, takata has agreed to plead guilty to felony wire fraud and pay $1 billion in penalties. >> not talk to me when i try to talk to her anymore. it's really hard. >> reporter: paige hay's grandmother, patricia mincy, was paralyzed after her defect
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air bag overinflated in a minor crash in 2014. mincy died due to complications from her injuries in april. the family's lawyer, ted leopold, said today's announcement is just a start. >> i think there is still more to be done, not in looking towards the japanese company, but also in looking at individuals involved in the u.s. takata entity as well. >> reporter: takata says it deeply regrets the circumstances that have led to this situation. scott, the three executives live in japan and prosecutors are working to extradite them to the u.s. >> pelley: kris van cleave in washington. a massive ice storm is expected to coat the roads this weekend from the texas panhandle to pennsylvania. omar villafranca is in hominy, oklahoma, tonight. omar. >> reporter: tens of millions of people are in the path of this winter blast. oklahoma's governor declared a state of emergency yesterday so crews could start prepping roads. and there's already some ice
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you can see it here on this fence. that can pose a problem if it gets on power lines, it can snap the power lines. just up the road in joplin, missouri, the winter storm blew through and left a coat of ice all across the city. icicles were hanging off signs, and the area was covered in a thin layer of ice, making roads very slippery. drivers in the show me state also have to keep an eye out for this-- trees toppled by ice that end up block the road. road crews have been busy salting and sanding major roadsides to make them passable. the weather is affecting the weekend n.f.l. game before kickoff. the contest between the kansas city chief, haebl turned from a day game to a night game. that will give road crews more time to prep those roads and make it safer for fans. >> pelley: omar villafranca, omar, thank you. we noticed a new national poll today in which
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describe russia as a threat, and that is up 6% since u.s. intelligence caught the russianing red handed meddling in the election. all of this made us wonder just how dirty politics can get in russia itself. so we asked elizabeth palmer to find out. >> reporter: this is the video that changed natalya pelevina's life. an opposition activist, she was the secret lover of mikhail kasyanov, a married, former russian prime minister, turned critic of and challenger to president putin. neither of them knew about the tiny camera hidden in the bedroom wall. >> you have to have a file, as we say in russia oeverybody. >> reporter: nine months later, and still active in the opposition, she has no doubt russia's security services recorded the video and leaked it to national tv to damage the opposition. >> when the film came out and the very first frame i saw, and i saw myself, a
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in that bedroom, yeah, everything became clear, and it all just came together. >> reporter: did you feel sick? >> i felt numb. >> reporter: did it ruin your life, for some time? >> well, i wouldn't give them that pleasure. no. i would say definitely it affected my life and not just for a period of time but forever. >> reporter: the spying didn't stop, and she still feels targeted and exposed. this week, donald trump said if putin likes donald trump, that's an asset, not a liability. but, says natalya, with putin, "like" has nothing to do with it. >> think of him as somebody who has been violating the rights of s own people for a long time now, and who is potentially very dangerous
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>> reporter: as for natalya's own case, scott, she said at least in another country she would be able to sue the tv station that broadcast the video, but here in russia, there's no rule of law, and nobody takes on the security service wens. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer at the kremlin wall tonight. elizabeth, thank you. well, no one has been interviewed on cement more often than barack obama. it's not even close he will make his 18th appearance this sunday with steve kroft. steve talked to the president about his wife and daughters. >> how do they feel? >> they're ready to go. i mean, the girls, obviously, you know they-- they are now of an age in which the constraints of secret service and bubbles and all that stuff has gotten pretty old. michelle never fully took to the scti
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lady, but it's not her preference. and so-- >> reporter: she was the hardest sell. >> she was the hardest sell, and she never fully embraced being in the public spotlight, which is ironic, given how good she is. having sailed, that she would damage, and i certainly feel that we have a lot of memories here. our kids grew up here. some of our best friends have been-- been made here in this place. there have been moments that were highlights for us, that, you know, are going to be hard to duplicate. >> reporter: she's glad you did it, though. >> she is now. i think i've said this story before. you know, she used to say to our friends, "barack is exactly ceend of guy i want to be president. i just wish he didn't want to do it when i was married to him." >> reporter: but you're still all right. i mean, everything's okay? >> s
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as far as i know. i better check later, yeah. >> pelley: steve kroft with president obama. that is this sunday on "60 minutes." coming up next on the cbs evening news, justice for a generation of veterans exposed to toxic water on their own base. it'll get better. i'm at the edward jones office, like sue suggested. thanks for doing this, dad. so i thought it might be time to talk about a financial strategy. you mean pay him back? knowing your future is about more than just you. so let's start talking about your long-term goals. multiplied by 14,000 financial advisors, it's a big deal. and it's how edward jones makes sense of investing. if you have postmenopausal osteoporosis and a high risk for fracture... i can tell you prolia® is proven to help protect bones from fracture. but the real proof?
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was nine. >> yeah, i can't tell you the level of frustration that has engulfed me over these years. none of this is going to help janey. janey's dead. >> reporter: for more than 30 years, fuel and dry cleaning chemicals seeped into camp lejeune's primary water system, starting in the early 1950s. since then, numerous studies have concluded the water was "highly contaminated," with chemicals linked to eight diseases. now, the v.a. will begin offering disability payouts for veterans exposed to the contaminated water who later contracted those diseases. what kind of significant illness did you have? >> plaider cancer, stage four. >> reporter: retired marine corporal marvin paul was stationed at camp lejeune for three years in the early 60s. >> it's given me hope. >> reporter: hope that...? >> that maybe they'll go back and try to correct some of the mistakes they made so long ago. >> reporter: mistakes that affected as many as
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service members and their familys. >> i feel like if they had notified some of us years ago, we could have been screened for some of these conditions and probably prevented them. >> reporter: marines and their families drank, cooked, and washed with contaminated water for years. an unknown number died from disease now linked to that water. scott, the v.a.'s first cash payouts will come in march. >> pelley: mark strassmann for us tonight. mark, thank you. still ahead, the bush twins advise the obama sisters on life after the white house. coming back n my astht on my long-term control medicine. i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment with breo. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. breo won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems. breo is specifically designed to open up airways to improve breathing for a full 24 hours.
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>> pelley: today, the u.s. ment showed us a new gold coin that depict lady liberty as a plaque weapon. american currency has always depicted her as white. the coin will cost more than the $100 face value. it weighs an ounce, can which is about $1200 tonight. oe
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eight years ago, barbara and jenna bush welcomed sasha and malia obama to their no home, taking them spot lincoln bedroom and the white house movie theater, and encouraging them to slide down the banister in the solarium. today, the bush twins shared these photos of that meeting, and their new advice to the obama sisters as they leave the white house. "explore your passion. learn who you are. make mistakes. your parents will be rooting for you, and so will we." we're rooting for steve hartman coming next. americans - 83% try to eat healthy. yet up 90% fall short in getting key nutrients from food alone. let's do more. add one a day 50+ a complete multi-vitamin with 100% daily value of more than 15 key nutrients. one a day 50+.
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>> pelley: we end tonight with a dream kept on ice for decades. here's steve hartman "on the road." >> reporter: it is one of the least-glamorous jobs in the national hockey league-- showing up before the players, washing away yesterday's dirt and grime, picking up after those too talented to bother for themselves. and yet, carolina hurricanes equipment manager george alves says there is nowhere else he'd rather be. >> if i had to sweep floors and clean trash and, you know, just to be around them, then-- >> reporter: you're going to do that. >> yeah. >> reporter: as a kid growing up outside boston, george dreamed of being a goalie in the nhl, but he was the child of janitors, and goalie equipment was expensive. >> i knew my parents couldn't afford it, either. so came across a tennis racket, which happened to be my goalie stick, and "national geographic" strapped to my legs. >> reporter: strapped to your legs for pads. >> and that's how
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>> reporter: he eventually got on his high school team, and after a stint in the marineses, tried to make it in the minors, repeatedly. seems like every picture you're in a different uniform. >> it's what i had to do. >> reporter: he stooped chasing the dream over after he started chasing kids. >> what you got! what you got! >> reporter: once madison and jackson were born, george knew he need a real job, and he's been equipment manager ever since. >> sorry for the distraction, boys. >> reporter: until recently. last month, just a few hours before a game, cairlz's backup goal got sick. now, normally, that's not a problem. you just bring someone up from the minors, but this was so close to game time, the hurricanes had no choice. >> so i called my wife, she's like, "hey, what's going on?" and i was like, "i'm just getting ready for the game, and i'm dressing tonight." and she sounded so happy for me and everything. >> reporter: moments later, the guy responsible for cleaning
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had a bright new one of his own with his name on the back. of course, george sat the whole game, until the very end. >> i thought the game was over. i got up, started heading back towards the locker room, and i heard, "george." >> this is one of the coolest things i've ever heene. >> reporter: turns out, there were seven seconds left. >> that is awesome! >> reporter: cardinals was down by two so it didn't matter for the score and those seven seconds passed unremarkably, but for george alves, he can now say he played in the nhl. >> working hard and staying committed to something, it can really make your dream come true. >> reporter: he may not be a pro athlete, but he is exactly what kids should aspire to be. steve hartman, "on the road," in raleigh, north carolina. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley
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