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tonight Robert Muller in the crossfire in hours of testimony on the Russia investigation the former Special Counsel knocks down key claims by President Trump the president has repeatedly claimed that your report found there was no obstruction and that it completely and totally exonerated him but that is not what your report said is it correct that is not what the report said as Republicans try to dismiss the spectacle this hearing is political theater it's a hell Mary attempt to convince the American people that collusion is real the president's late responds when all was said and done who comes out ahead our full coverage and analysis more breaking news tonight were that North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea we have late details also tonight Facebook agrees to pay a record five billion dollar fine for failing to protect the privacy of billions of users why some say it doesn't go far enough NBC News investigates the new warning about certain breast implants and their link to cancer today the FDA asked for a recall what women need to know and the shocking and terrifying moments as a bison in Yellowstone charges and attacks a young girl how close is too close in the wild this is NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt good evening he was the reluctant witness robert muller who for nearly two years had the country holding its breath went public today testifying about his Russia report the former special counsel as promised didn't stray much beyond his written reports but nonetheless made headlines acknowledging President Trump was untruthful in his written answers to investigators calling the Trump campaigns embracive WikiLeaks problematic and firmly rejecting the president's characterization of the report as a hoax which is exactly what the president called it again late today Pete Williams starts our coverage robert muller arrived amid great hopes by democrats that the hearing would spread his reports message to the millions who've never read it the opening minutes seemed to show that promise with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler zeroing in on what President Trump has said about it president has repeatedly claimed that your report found there was no obstruction and that had completely and totally exonerated him but that is not what your report said is it correct that is not what the report said so the report did not conclude that he did not commit obstruction of justice is that correct that is correct and what about total exoneration did you actually totally exonerate the president no Republicans pressed Muller on just that issue and the reports statement that while it quote does not conclude that the president committed a crime it also does not exonerate him Republicans said that sentence took away his presumption of innocence can you give me an example other than Donald Trump where the Justice Department determined that an investigated person was not exonerated because their innocence was not conclusively determined I cannot but this is unique okay well Donald Trump is not above the law he's not but he damn sure shouldn't be below the law which is where volume 2 of this report puts him but in two hearings Muller revealed nothing new sticking to his pledge to talk only about what was in his 480 page report Democrats tried to get him to read from five of the reports examples of potential obstruction of justice by Donald Trump but Muller more than 200 times declined or gave such short answers they did not amount to a cohesive narrative no yes no correct true generally correct yes yes yes that's accurate but Republicans said Muller was never prevented from doing his job were you ever fired as special counsels mr. Medvedev no no where were you allowed to complete your investigation unencumbered yes Muller pushed back against Republican criticism that his legal team included many Hillary Clinton's supporters I've been in this business for almost 25 years in those 25 years I have not had occasion once to ask somebody about their political affiliation it is not done what I care about is the capability of the individual to do the job and do the job quickly and seriously and with integrity and he showed a spark when asked for his reaction to repeated statements from Donald Trump about WikiLeaks posting the emails it stole from the Clinton campaign WikiLeaks I love WikiLeaks problematic is an understatement in terms of what it display at displays in terms of giving some I don't know hope or some boost to what isn't should be illegal activity Muller said his investigation was no witch hunt and that Russian acts of meddling through phony social media and the hacked emails were real and dangerous would you agree that it was not a hoax that the Russians were engaged in trying to impact our election absolutely it was not a hoax the indictments we returned against the Russians two different ones were substantial and in their scope using no scope word again and I think one of the we have underplayed to a certain extent Muller said as the report does that though he wanted to interview President Trump the Special Counsel team decided not to put up a fight the expectation was if we did subpoena the president he would fight the subpoena and we would be in the midst of the investigation for a substantial period of time the president did submit answers in writing though not to every question the Special Counsel team asked but where he did his answer showed that he wasn't always being truthful I say generally and Pete joins us now Pete it's not lost on anyone who watched these hearings today that director Muller seemed to be struggling at times you've covered him for years what stood out to you well we last saw him testify six years ago and this was clearly not the hard-charging Robert Muller we saw then when he was the FBI director today he was sometimes halting and sometimes unsure of himself he's older now he turns 75 in two weeks and he clearly did not want to be there today he appeared only because he was subpoenaed and he didn't want to say anything more than what's in his report list all right Pete Williams thanks the president spoke out late today celebrating the hearings calling them a disaster for Muller and the Democrats ally Jackson is at the White House tonight Hallie didn't take long for him to speak out publicly not at all Lester and there is a palpable sense of vindication here at the White House with the president clearly triumphant over what he perceives as a bad day for Democrats and a good one for him but Robert Miller raised several issues today like acknowledging the president was not always truthful in his written answers to the special counsel for the president's part he insists he has no regrets about not sitting for an interview with Muller and repeatedly blasted the former special counsel the performance was obviously not very good he had a lot of problems but what he showed more than anything else is that this whole thing has been three years of embarrassment and waste of time for our country and you know what the Democrats thought they could win an election like this I think they hurt themselves very badly for 2020 bottom line the president's allies hope this turns the page on something that's loomed over this White House for more than two years but with Democrats continuing their investigations on Capitol Hill Lester that seems unlikely all right Hallie Thanks our political director and moderator of Meet the Press Chuck Todd was watching today's hearings with the rest of us Chuck where does this go from here well the question is is today going to be just an epilogue to the Mullah report and sort of a final coda Muller's public explanation for what was in the report or was will this do what some Democrats and the House Committee there in the Judiciary Committee hoped it would do which is both convince Speaker Pelosi and the public at large that more needs to be done but ultimately this is going to be in speaker Pelosi's hands does she believe the politics of impeachment are so potentially lethal in a negative direction that she decides not to do this or does she roll the dice open the inquiry and then suddenly it's Katie bar the door all right Chuck Tonto some analysis thank you more breaking news tonight reports that North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea Andrea Mitchell is here with us Andrea what do we know about well we're learning a little bit more about these two missiles Lester two apparent short-range missiles launched by North Korea according to u.s. and South Korean officials the missiles traveled about 267 miles into the waters between North Korea and Japan in May North Korea launched two short-range missiles alarming both South Korea and Japan and violating UN resolutions but president Trump downplayed those launches because they didn't threaten the u.s. he went ahead with that surprise visit to meet with Kim jong-un at the end of last month at the DMZ even stepping into North Korea Kim may now be flexing his muscles in anger over a joint military exercise between the u.s. and South Korea planned for next month and right now Western national security adviser John Bolton is in South Korea trying to revive stalled nuclear talks all right Andrea thank you tonight tech giant Facebook is facing the biggest fine the US government has ever imposed agreeing to pay five billion dollars for widespread privacy violations the company is also being forced to make big changes in how it operates but some critics say the move doesn't go far enough here's Tom Costello it's a giant fine for the giant of social media five billion dollars for family to protect the personal information up 2.3 billion users worldwide even after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised it would Facebook betrayed the trust of its users and deceived them about their ability to control their personal information the government accuses Facebook of sharing users personal information with third party apps including phone numbers and whether they liked certain postings some shared with Cambridge analytic a political consulting firm that worked for the Trump campaign and optional face recognition technology turned on by default Facebook is not admitting guilt though it's agreeing to government oversight for 20 years also a new independent privacy committee and Mark Zuckerberg himself will have to certify every quarter that the company is adhering to its privacy agreements Zuckerberg today we're gonna change the way that we operate across the whole company from the leadership down and the ground up we're gonna change how we build products and if we don't then we're gonna be held accountable for it Facebook now the first Silicon Valley company to have privacy requirements imposed on it I think Facebook now has an opportunity you know to be the first company to do this correctly I do hope they take it critics say Facebook got off easy buying blanket immunity for everything that's already happened and no new restrictions on how it collects data in the future luster all right Tom thanks now to a major development at a story we first brought you last year about an emerging health risk for women today the FDA asked a maker of textured breast implants to pull them off the market after more evidence that they're linked to cancer here is investigative and consumer correspondent Viki win with what patients need to know tonight cancer survivor raylene hora is celebrating I'm still almost speechless it's absolutely in a safe way she's had cancer twice after a mastectomy for breast cancer she got textured implants 5 years later those implants caused BIA ALCL a cancer of the immune system I don't want anybody else to go through what I've been through the FDA revealed today there are now 573 cases of this cancer worldwide including 33 deaths most involved textured implants made by allergen which issued a voluntary recall and said in a statement it's taking this action as a precaution after seeing the latest research patients and doctors have raised concerns for years they actually can come point forming networks on social media to warn women the textured surface is almost like a tiny velcro it grows into the woman's body I believe that that's the source of the breast implant associated lymphoma because there's an interaction between the woman's body and the implants last November NBC News in conjunction with the international consortium of investigative journalists found the disease could be more common than previously thought with rates as high as 1 in 1,000 in women with implants we still have a lot of work to do because there's thousands of women still with the implant so we need to make sure they're informed raylene is now cancer-free doctors say if the cancer is caught early it can be treated successfully so Vicki what should women do if they have these implants Lester the message from the FDA and Allergan is this if you have these implants you don't have to have them removed unless you're showing symptoms that being said watch out for rash swelling pain if that's the case call your doctor Thank You Wynn thanks so much appreciate it it's official the UK has a new Prime Minister Boris Johnson took over today from Theresa May sealing the transition of power in a handshake with a queen all under the looming cloud of brexit NBC's bill Neely is in London Boris Johnson a new job a new home and new protests his car blocked by climate protesters as he went to meet the Queen he's her 14th prime minister he bowed then broke the rules by telling his new staff what she said reportedly I don't know why anyone would want the job more protests at his speech Johnson vowing to pull Britain out of the European Union by the Halloween deadline the British people have had enough of waiting president Trump says he'll be great Johnson quoted Truman the buck stops here watching his girlfriend 24 years his junior Johnson is now leader because Teresa may failed the brexit crisis broke her it's now his to solve tonight its ruthless Boris he's fired more ministers than any British leader in history next it's talking trade with President Trump Lester all right bill thank you new developments tonight of the massive manhunt for two teens wanted in the deaths of three people including a young American woman the suspects on the loose and considered armed and dangerous NBC's Miguel Almaguer now on the new discovery in the rugged mountains of British Columbia a manhunt for two teenagers who police now suspect of three murders but thousands of miles away today investigators confirmed they've recovered the torch car cam McCloud and briers Miguel ski were using the duo believed to be on the run perhaps in disguise maybe armed and her dangerous this is a complex ongoing investigation involving multiple jurisdictions first feared to be missing the teens are now suspects a week after the bodies of American China Dees and her boyfriend Lukas Fowler were discovered near their van on a road trip across Canada police say the couple was fatally shot on a quiet Highway none of this will bring my sister back and none of this will bring Lucas back but we just hope that they can find who did it the bodies of decent Fowler will recover 300 miles away from another remote Canadian Road where police discovered an unidentified body investigators have now found two burned-out vehicles left by the suspects they have not released a motive I hope they get called and I hope this never happens to anyone else like this tonight a murder mystery turned manhunt in the Canadian woods Miguel Almaguer NBC News just ahead the shocking video agar lucky to be alive after recharging bison launches her into the air say about the new warning this evening for visitors to our nation's parks then he offered to pay off thousands of dollars in lunch debt for students but the CEO says he was shocked when the district told him no stay with us back now the harrowing experience of a nine year old Florida girl who's recovering tonight after being attacked by a bison at Yellowstone National Park the shocking scene raising new questions about wildlife safety Steve Patterson has the disturbing video what started as a family's o inspiring encounter turned to horror in a matter of second a crowd of curious tors getting a close look at a massive bull bison then suddenly it charges plowing into a nine-year-old girl launching her several feet into the air the shocking video taken close to Yellowstone's famous Old Faithful geyser were wild bison graze in clusters bison can be aggressive they can move quickly and they can get bothered in a moment's notice the girl rushed to a nearby clinic Rangers say the child is lucky she was not seriously injured although bison attacks in Yellowstone are rare it's not the first time tourists have gotten too close Rangers say stay at least 75 feet away from animals like bison or moose and more than 300 feet from bears or wolves they're wild animals and they're huge they can kill you according to park officials 50 people were standing just feet from the Bison before it started charging getting close to wildlife is not a smart idea and I know everybody likes to get that selfie they like to get that great photo but safety needs to come first Park officials have so far decided not to issue citations to the girl's family and as of now the incident remains under investigation Lester all right Steve hopefully lesson learned thanks up next the CEO on a mission to stop lunch shaming but he says one school district won't let him a major victory today for a music star rapper meek Mill's 2008 conviction on drug and firearm charges has been overturned a Pennsylvania appeals court granted mill a new trial citing new evidence of alleged police corruption but said he'd likely be acquitted if retried Mill whom I interviewed hours after he was released from prison last year for probation violations has become a symbol for criminal justice reform there was growing reaction tonight over a story we first reported last week on a school district that threatened families who have lunch debts at school NBC's Rehema Ellis talks with the CEO who offered to help but says the district refused Todd Carmichael has lived the American dream he grew up poor but built a successful Coffee Company based in Philadelphia my mother needed help in raising the kids after the death of my father and that included different programs including lunch programs and food stamps so when he heard a Pennsylvania school district was struggling to collect lunch money he offered to pay off 22 thousand dollars in debt owed by a thousand students to his surprise during a phone call the school district said no thanks ultimately the person on the other end of the line just hung up on us there was really no room to negotiate last week the Wyoming Valley West School District sparked outrage sending letters threatening parents who old lunch meant that their kids could be put in foster care its bordering on criminal if you're asking me officials backed off and apologized to parents late today they change their minds about Carmichael's offer and accepted his donation of the 30 million students getting school lunches a government survey found a majority of districts had unpaid meal bills good Samaritans have stepped up in other communities we call that just being a decent person or being a good neighbor tonight adults reaching an agreement before the children go back to school next month Rehema Ellis NBC News up next more on this historic day on capita Hill a final thought as we end our broadcast tonight for two years this country has marked time around Robert Muller is 448 page written report please some and disappointed others if recent history is a guide today's testimony will offer the same maybe even reinforce the separate universes which we often exist but the matters at hand viewed from any angle remain too important to turn our backs on that's Nightly News for this Wednesday I'm Lester Holt for all of us at NBC News thank you for watching and good night NBC News fans thanks for checking out our YouTube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching

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  1. The Queen said to Boris Johnson, "I don't know why anybody would want the job." LOL. Dry British humour.

  2. Who are the losers who ran off and left the little girl to get trampled by the bison? Where were her stupid parents?

  3. What a noble act by a CEO, selflessness is the one thing were lacking so dearly in this great country of ours.

  4. Hello there!
    Canada couple…
    You know the names of the suspects!
    You have a history record!
    What are their skills?
    Who are the parents?
    Who do they hang out with?
    Are they family members of the police?
    Is there a cabin nearby?
    Criminal Minds protocol for FBI .
    ETN…

  5. Hello there!
    I suggest do not do the joint thing with Korea!
    The art of war is about attacking the enemy from within a joint operation to learn your tactics and strike!
    ETN…

  6. Hello there!
    If you cheat on taxes as President ,you will tend to cheat the United States of America!
    ETN…

  7. Hello there!
    Since President Trump is big on building walls,
    Please place President Trump in a jail cell and he has his border walls!
    ETN…

  8. 16:36 wait….are those her parents (red shirt, et al) running ahead of her??? What happened to, I dunno, staying with your child in the face of danger?? Shameful.

  9. Thank goodness the FDA finally took textured implants off the market.
    "… Not necessary to be removed unless you're showing symptoms." Buuuut wouldn't it be better to have them removed, just to prevent symptoms of breast cancer? 🤦🏼

  10. Robert Mueller is the son of a big time Nazi war criminal called hinerich  himler . obviously the spelling is incorrect but the fact isn't . this is stated as fact because our gov has been infiltrated by Nazis since our gov decided to bring many from the war over to America .. the nasa space program was created by Nazi scientists and is controlled by Nazi  influence to this day .

  11. 20:24 Why in heck are there like a dozen little girls in front rows at the Mueller testimony? Anyone else find that weird?

  12. Donald Trump stiffed more contractors out of money he owed them, then these school lunch kids who probably had a choice between paying for school lunch, or buying shoes and socks.

  13. The school lunch shamers were probably conservatives: seeking order, obediance, and profitability, before heaven forbid taxing the rich.

  14. Wow, one little slice of pepperoni on that school lunch pizza slice. But then, our 1960s school pizza was just plain tomato sauce, dribbled and smeared on a dry flaky subway bread roll, with a little bit of shredded melted cheese on top, and then warmed up on a pan in the oven. Yummy!

  15. Your collection of excerpts from the Mueller hearing is the best and most comprehensive I have seen so far.

  16. A businessman from another state offered to give this school district $22,000 to pay the past due lunch bill and the school district refused it!

  17. NBC News as bad as a sports event with the repeat of the bison attack. How many times was it replayed?

  18. did she really just say during a recall you should wait till you show symptoms of a substance that is being accused of causing cancer before removing? Maybe they meant breast implants in general but then we're not listening to a cancer survivor in suggesting implants didn't improve her life but rather almost ended it.

  19. Hey NBC, here's how it was worded when I saw it; "NBC knowingly published false information providing cover and concealment to those government officials directly involved in the conspiracy to commit treason, and shall therefore be included in the indictment against those who committed treason". I'm no lawyer but it looked pretty real to me! I don't believe the 1st amendment is going to save you this time!

  20. WTF is "below the law"? If you're not above it, and you're not below it, that must mean you ARE the law. … Oh, yeah, that was a Trump supporter speaking.

  21. It will be "political spectacle" up until Russian soldiers are walking up and down America's streets while giving orders.

  22. WTF Trump ! Bad enough what your administration is doing to immigrant children but American children going hungry and being lunch shamed here in the greatest country on earth ???

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