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Stunning admission from former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, new details in the Jussie Smollett case and more.
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Point out Devin Dwyer mentioning earlier the top five things to note this president's state number one president trumps emergency declaration for the nation's southern border. Is a target of a growing number of lawsuits at least three have already been filed or being prepared meanwhile a senior White House advisors is the president is prepared to Vito. Any congressional resolution disapproving of his declaration. Whatever happens lawmakers know there's a long fight ahead. Going to be a slow process has got to go to the courts but better to it to start that process so that we can ultimately get there. Then to not started it all. I think there's enough people in the senate who are concerned fat. What he's doing is robbing from the military and the DOD been two code built this wall. House Democrats say they'll introduce disapproval resolution targeting the declaration when congress returns to session next week. Likely passage in the house rules that the senate would be forced to vote on it as well. Number two Chicago police want another sit down with actor Jesse small ladder amid claims the alleged bias attack against him. Was a hoax law enforcement official tells a BC news two Brothers questioned by police. Kate claims small what he'd been to staged the incident sources say the men were confronted with evidence that they bought the rope found. Around Smollins neck the end of higher actor's attorney released a statement saying Paulette is anger and devastated. Invited suggestion that he was involved his lawyer went on to say anyone making that claim he is lying. On to number three now at least three administrators at Louisiana State University are now on leave after the second violent hazing case in eighteen months. Is it led to the arrest of nine members of delta kappa alpha Epsilon. Reports say the LSU officials ignored reports of pledges forced to lie down on broken glass and being kicked with steel toed. The UC campuses DK chapter has been shot down amid the investigation in 2017 freshman Max Gruber. Died while pledging to campus fraternities error that led the state to enact stronger anti hazing laws. And we had back here to New York for number of former rapper fifty cent is accusing the new York city police commander of being quote a dirty cop. The deputy inspector allegedly told officers to shoot the wrapper on site ahead of between seventeen boxing match. The NYPD says the matter is under investigation and fifty cents says in a series of posts and answer Graham. But he's considering we've. All action the rapper was investigated by the NYPD last year for making a threat against an officer on insert Graham but no charges were filed. And F Reilly number five a chain reaction crash cleared half the field at the Daytona 500 the massive pileup is being called the big one. 21 driver look at that video. Caught in the chaos as dozens of car slammed into each other. Would just ten laps to go with the race was stopped for one thing got started again Denny Hamlin pulled ahead taking his second checkered flag. In four years. We've got much more to talk about coming your way it's morning America. Wild video of that crap a lot of sending letters yeah alcohol bugs but also Perry pulled that. On the first to look. Women to work in the pit crew. And east African American woman one yeah. And they're both named Bree and hope they were both college athletes. Continuing. And they say never thought they needed a NASCAR and then they. From there so cool so a lot happening at the Daytona 500 of weekend. We will begin this morning with the explosive confrontation between president trump in the former acting director of the FBI in act comes after that interview dander McCain even sixty minutes when he claimed that he and top government officials discussed the possibility. Trying to remove the president from office after he and fired former FBI director. James Coleman and the president is firing back criticizing McCabe ABC's breathless RID is in Washington with the good morning today good morning DeVon Angie McCabe says the conversation centered around whether president trump is fit to serve. We're should be removed from office. This morning calls for a congressional investigation. After former acting FBI director Andrew MacKay admitted publicly there were high level discussions to remove president from from office. The discussion of the 25 amendment was was simply rod raise the issue and discussed it with me in the context of thinking about how many other cabinet officials might support such an effort. In a sixty minutes interview McCabe says deputy attorney general rob Rosen Stein raise the issue and many of 27 teen. After the firing of then FBI director James call me the deputy attorney general was definitely. Very concerned about the president about his capacity. And about his intent. Rosen sty denies the discussions took place but Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham says. His panel will investigate to determine who is telling the truth but he deputy attorney general. Was basically. Trying to do an administrative coop. McCabe was fired by president trumbull last march for leaking information to the press but he claims he was led call after 21 years with the FBI. Because he opened investigations into the president. Have been hinting at a possible inappropriate relationship between trump and Russia. President drum firing back on Twitter saying decayed quote is a disgrace to the FBI and our country. Now the Davis and downplayed his words a spokesperson saying that he never had extended discussions of a rather participated in a conversation. That included a comment from Rosen Stein about the twenty fit amendment again today and DeVon Lindsey Graham calling for a senate investigation into it. Those claims. Mona thank you so much on details from Washington not a mystery surrounding the alleged bias attack everybody's talking about it Jesse small lot. And all those details now continuing to confound people right stunning developments in this story it's increasing make claims the empire actor staged the whole thing. The news has let upset in Chicago police looking to interview him again. This morning a stunning claim is raising new questions about that alleged homophobic and racist attack on actor Jesse small let what. Is it that has you so. And it's at that the attackers and his attackers but it's also. The attacks. Police tell ABC news the two Brothers seen in this surveillance video CD empire star paid them to carry out a fabricated assault cool. And make something. Like this or at something to it or. Or whatever it may be according to sources the two Brothers agreed to cooperate after being confronted with evidence that they bought the rope found around small let's neck. And were threatened with battery and hate crime charges. Police say the two men are no longer considered potential suspects. It confirmed they have a relationship with smile let one of them is the actor's personal trainer. The justices let it sit this you know there's there's still a lot of moving parts this so. I am here are my clients. And I had a job to do specifically for them I'm not part of just seeing the phase. Investigators are now looking through phone records to see if those two Brothers spoke to small let on the night of the alleged incidents. And Chicago police say they urgently want to talk with small less and are waiting to hear from his attorneys but small let is standing by his story. His attorney releasing a statement saying as a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation. He is angered and devastated by the suggestion he was involved in the alleged attack. Nothing is further from the truth. Anyone claiming otherwise is lying. And if dress it's well let could face charges of filing a false police report which is is a felony in Illinois that can carry a punishment. Of three years in prison. All right well chicken is some of the other 10 headlines popping this morning a health tip for all the men out there your heart's health. May be linked to the number of pushups you can do so how they can you do a new study says skies you can do more than forty consecutive pushups that magic number forty. They 96%. Less likely to develop heart problems compared to those who can do no more than ten. The American Heart Association says nearly half of American adults deal with some form. Of heart disease so maybe work get down as chairman push him to commute this morning that we have to do pushups here this oh I don't. And I get it paid out so the nation's 42 trillion dollar debt might not be too popular and it big sky country. You have big sky country that they Montana there's now an online petition calling for the US to sell the state of Montana to Canada for a trillion dollars. You've got that right mind candidates are talking about this a columnist for the Great Falls Tribune. As if use questions to pose to people like do we build a wall against North Dakota if this happens. Does universal health care start right away. Of course there is universal health care in Canada or is there waiting period. Finally does the thing happen naturally or would we have to practice it. Would you bet chat a lot of practice questions that we'll answer Aaliyah are able to Clyde scales horses escaped their enclosure Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. Only to be trapped by a frozen lake tap. This is big horses fell through the ice near shouts for they were too heavy to pull back on to the surface. So firefighters had to get creative means chain saws to cut a trench in the ice. And then the horses were walked out. Shivering. Shivering guys we're warmed up you know eating horses are doing what it means and hey. So you may soon be able to drink of vintage beer it that's something vintage that people for two ally to give a beer beer kind of sewers I don't know everybody in this dear those students at a college in upstate new Yorker just in court to Bob they recovered from an 1886. Ship wrecked they're now trying to extract the yeast. From the batch to make beer themselves. An Australian brewer produced beer last year from an even older ship wreck while pattern I'm not put my lips around that bottle honorary. ROU UK lawmakers are accusing FaceBook of acting like quote digital gangsters the company. Is allegedly been accused of violating privacy laws in the UK in putting user data. Using heated to put others out of business Facebook's response to those accusations. Coming up. Welcome back let's go across the pond ABC news's London bureau and David Wright keeping an eye out of the biggest international news. Good morning David what you got going on over there. Good morning -- were first off we've got ice his bride's this is one of trickier issues when it comes to the collapse of the crisis regime in Syria. People who willingly traveled to Syria from western countries to join crisis including women so called vices prides well. Our colleagues at sky news spoke with a nineteen year old British girl she was a school girl of fifteen when she went off to Syria to join nicest. Now she's nineteen years old she just gave birth to a son. And she wants to come home. Wounded him. Very humane and I was down. They'll be present election defeat George street after they have been through. Well when it comes to sympathy not so much from the British tabloids. Those sun's headline pretty much sums it up here. You must be kidding. We meanwhile the guardian spoke with an American girl in much the same circumstances. Her name is haute up more time she is from Alabama she says that she was brain wash she wants to come back to the states. We'll over the weekend president trump urged western countries to take back and repatriate. People from their countries who went off to join ice is so. That'll be uninteresting test for us. Wow that is fascinating game and and how about that this digital gangsters business stated in the the FaceBook report that's out very uninteresting you know DeVon this said digital gangsters is the term that members of parliament are using to describe FaceBook which they say flouted the laws this is the British parliament's. Version of the investigation. In two foreign meddling via FaceBook after the Cambridge analytic a scandal that happened here just like it happened. In the US back in 2016. A much stronger response though from the British parliament compare with the US they say that. Mark Zuckerberg is guilty of contempt they're calling for strict new regulations for FaceBook. And they say that they need to curb the worst excesses of surveillance capitalism will Facebook's response is that they've already taken steps. Internally to address the criticism they say we still have more to do we are not the same company we were a year ago. But we'll have to see if that'll fly here among parliament rip rip her. Tough stuff toilets are good at it we're taking a poll here where are you are you in favor of selling Montana to Canada for a trillion dollars or the Ramallah at the I I have divided loyalties I have to say because I'm a dual citizen I'm a citizen of Canada and the US senate candidate we're able to welcome Montana of them had that the gross Tacoma let. Good hands and they both say can you give us an aunt Sally good. You want to offend cannons or Canadians David Wright is slowly I got a candidate who took the side let's see what stranded on social media and check out our notification. It's at the NBA all star game in Charlotte the team's. Didn't care a whole lot about defense but LeBron James did and dean care about winning his team came back from a twenty point deficit in the second half to beat team to be honest. 178 to 164. Kevin Durant was named and EP. For the second time in his career. All right let's just a few more days until the start of spring training who's counting. We could get this spring training games underway also looks like there could be eight pitch cop clock coming to baseball say that pretends fast pitchers. We'll soon have twenty seconds to deliver their next pitch in spring training the league has been trying to speed up the games their decision yet though. The pitch clock will come to the regular season commissioner Bob Mann Frist says. He wants the players association to agree to it first. Speed things up a little bit. Bad better than a criminal to help unlock a child. A car with a baby inside a crew of work release inmates near Tampa helped rescue. Battle outrageous optimists who see her dad put you mania of the cars he then locked his keys in the car. The low risk offenders are able to insert a coat hanger and unlocked the door it only took them a few minutes. And the sheriff's office there said that was only illegal to do with deputies nearby at a candidate in their prison stripes studio last learned how. All right when we come back how we celebrate national drink wine day yes it's real thing. Today is the perfect today injuries from that red red line. Order of the day or even the white yes it's national drink wine day in this morning were dispelling with some of the many myths around drinking wine joined wind. Here's our wheel gets. Congress should strike that things. Who so like asparagus and here's just a whole other like and what cannot be easily achieved. You don't need to be an expert to enjoy a great glass of pinot. But there are a few things to know that will make your next Murillo more magic in your next you know Greece GO great first let's put the cork in a few myths about line number one. Lifeline should be served cold and reds should be served from tap according to our in house Somalia Andrew. No way rose both white weren't sure to call your refrigerator at home using 3840 degrees that's cold that's gonna. That's gonna block flavors basically if you want it to the refrigerator home take it out for 1520 minutes that a warm up a little bit white should be. Cool not cold in red should be kind of cool next up. That price point you always have to spend. A ton of money and yet I want. Absolutely. If somebody else is paying the bill. And they're ordering a 400 dollar bottle you'll probably light yet so where does one get the most bang for their thoughts. The sweet spot when it comes to wines usually somewhere like that eighteen to twenty dollar price point the twelve to the 820. Often is up a big lead in fact a popular figure leaf for going from say twenty of the fifty. Mara low end G that's good to now. All that knowledge is why didn't dandy but how do you avoid looking like it here when your at a restaurant with your guess what the vote to put it to. Yes but no more 1965. Let's large. So often when somebody gets that point was whether there with friends or business colleagues which can I think even more intimidating. If it is this whole sense. Oh god here come the then you've got to do that Nancy taste test you know the line. Ask Michael. Here's what's in them. First make sure they've probably you order the water this is really predicated on. Back in the day where there was admittedly more fraud and take you know but so. It's really put OK either foot yacht that's what I ordered and they pour U slash now it's showtime. Don't panic if all you're really doing is just making sure that. That's OK and if that's number one meat and there's no flaws so what flaws are you looking. Nowadays fortunately with most point the only flaw you can really encounter. With the wind that is an apple corps is of course cork taint. Compound caught TCA. That makes a wind smell like wet dog which is fairly easy to sniff out. And if you do you Andrews says ask your waiter to smell or taste it also so they know you're not faking it. The other scenario. If you really just don't like the wind say so and about that swirled Paula occupation oxygen wife Beth for NAFTA brings out. Different flavors that are but when it comes down to it and who says to drink what you like it's that simple when you have that first favorite model expand from there. If you're able to mention just a couple of wines and realize. You're already in the top 5%. Of all that clientele that go into any restaurant a person there's been. Yes I can work with this you'll be on cloud line in no time. Happy national three point day here's here's. Yeah sure you know there ahead cheers to well for that would happen. Finally today a story of a football coach who lives light by a pretty amazing for word motto. Who says I can't and you'll see why that is still fading he's already proven to his players and his family. There's no obstacle they can't over Cobb. Here's ABC's Marcy Gonzales. They knew Charles. Rodman this. That's Robert Mendez junior he was born without limbs. The Beckham anonymous can line. Limbless you know less than 100 more like him in the world. And few were born with his kind of steer things that you and I get to two in ten minutes might take him an hour he never complained about it. Or his deep passion for sports putting the most typical power having arms no legs. Is simply not being able to you. Clay sports he became manager of his high school football team. Then an assistant coach for twelve years ability to study the game in his ability to translate those things to the kids act it. There's unmatched finally getting his first head coaching job last year with the prospect high school junior varsity team in California he lives by and inspires with one motto. Who says I can't originally came from mean just having a drive to. Accomplish whatever people doubted me if we're. Not yet I got got got. The team making it to the league championship. They lost that game but gained a new perspective. It's gonna hurt today. And that's OK for hurts because we care lock. Our opponents. And they'd always got him. It is they see a man in a wheelchair SEC our courage. Who's. Her thing I think we make a perfect team can we agree on the vote. Like Jack. And I can't I'm yeah. It. And created in incredible coach and in fact that. He said that he didn't want to have prostheses. On his arms and has Lacey lights just how he was ibizan pretty incredible example of this whole life like that with that awesome motto who says I can't. That's right that's it for today thanks for watching have a great day.

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