White House launches review after bizarre phone call: Sr. official

A comedian, pretending to be a U.S. senator, called the White House and was patched into Trump while on Air Force One.
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and a bizarre phone call raising security questions tonight. Appearing to take place while the president on air force one. What we're now learnin plus, the latest on president's naowing search for a supreme court nominee. ABC's Tara Palmeri is with the president in New Jersey. Reporter: Tonight, the white house grappling with a security breach. An administration official telling ABC news that this is in fact president trump on the phone on air force one thinking he's talking to senator Bob Menendez, Democrat of new Jersey. Sir, your call is connected. Hi, Bob. Hey, how are you? Reporter: But it's not the senator. The call was a prank. Former Howard Stern sidekick John Melendez claiming to be behind it. He played the audio on his "Stutterinjohn" podcast. Here, they discuss zero tolerance on the border. Well, Bob, let me just tell you, I want to be able to take care of this situation every bit as much as everyone else. It ally does raise questions about what kind of security filter do we have on air force one? It's a very chilling thing to contemplate. Reporter: The comedian at one point attempting to influence the president his supreme court shortlist. I promise you, you will have my vote -- I will help you -- if you don't go too, too conservative. You knowhat I'm saying? Yeah. Well, we will talk to you about it. We're going to probably make a decision, Bob, over the next two weeks. Reporter: But the president not taking the bait giving a similar answer later to reporters. We have great people you know we have 25 great, outstanding people. Look, I like them all. But I've got it down to about five. Reporter: President trump said that two of the final five are women. He'll announce his choice on July 9th. Among the top contenders, judge Thomas Hardiman, a strong gun rights supporter, and judge Amy coney Barrett, a critiof roe V. Wade. A subject the president was asked about on Fox News. Are you going to ask your nominees beforehand how they might vote on roe V. Wade? Well, that's a big one and probably not. They're all saying, "Don't do that, you don't do that, you shouldn't do that." But I'm putting conservative people on. Tara is in New Jersey with the president tonight. The president saying he may interview two judges this weekend? Reporter: That's right, Tom, he said he hopes to speak to two candidates from his golf course in bedminster, New Jersey. A white house official tells me that since the senate will be in session this August they're hoping they can get through the confirmation pross and have a supreme court justice on the bench by November 1st, just before the midterm elections. Tom. Tara, thank you. And this programming note, tomorrow on "This week," Martha Raddatz goes one-on-one with Republican senators Susan Collins of Maine, a crucial swing vote who could decide the fate of the supreme court nominee.

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