Nightly News Full Broadcast - April 26

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26 Apr 202420:42

Summary

TLDRThe NBC Nightly News covered a range of critical events, starting with a dangerous tornado outbreak across states like Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, causing significant damage and posing a risk to millions. The news also touched on Donald Trump's hush money trial, with his longtime assistant providing testimony. President Biden's interview with Howard Stern was highlighted, where he expressed willingness to debate Trump. Additionally, there were reports on pro-Palestinian demonstrations on college campuses, an NBC investigation into Israeli air strikes in Gaza, and positive updates on King Charles' health following his cancer diagnosis. The summary concluded with a unique story of a small town revitalized by its brewery tradition.

Takeaways

  • 🌪️ A dangerous tornado outbreak has been reported across the central United States, with multiple large tornadoes touching down in states like Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
  • 🚨 A tornado emergency has been declared in parts of Nebraska, with giant funnel clouds crossing highways and debris flying as storms sweep through.
  • 🏠 There is significant damage to infrastructure, including roofs being ripped off homes, and tens of millions are at risk for the weekend.
  • 👤 Donald Trump's longtime assistant, Ronna Graff, testified in his hush money trial, providing details about contacts with Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels, two women who claimed to have had affairs with the former president.
  • 📉 President Biden's approval rating is derailing in New Mexico, reflecting a broader trend of declining public support.
  • 🚫 Pro-Palestinian demonstrations are spreading on college campuses, leading to crackdowns by the police and universities grappling with growing tensions.
  • 🇮🇱 An NBC News investigation documents several deadly Israeli strikes in Gaza, including in zones where Israel had told displaced civilians they would be safe.
  • 👑 Promising news for King Charles as he plans to return to his royal duties after battling cancer, with doctors pleased with his progress.
  • 🍺 The small town of Potosi, Wisconsin, was saved by reviving its local beer brewing tradition, which brought back jobs and tourists to the community.
  • 🚗 Electric vehicle (EV) owners are facing challenges when reselling their cars due to a dramatic drop in resale value, partly due to new car price reductions.
  • 🥛 The FDA found traces of bird flu in nearly 40% of milk samples tested, raising concerns about transmission from cows to humans, although pasteurization is still effective in ensuring safety.

Q & A

  • What is the current weather situation that is causing concern across the central United States?

    -There is a dangerous tornado outbreak affecting multiple states including Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. Tornado emergencies have been declared in parts of Nebraska with large tornadoes on the ground threatening population centers.

  • What was the impact of the tornadoes on the infrastructure and residents in the affected areas?

    -The tornadoes have caused significant damage, ripping roofs off homes and leaving a path of destruction. Tens of millions of people are at risk, and there is a potential for more severe weather including flooding, hail, and strong winds over the weekend.

  • What is the latest development in Donald Trump's hush money trial?

    -Donald Trump's longtime executive assistant, Ronna Graff, testified in court, confirming contacts were saved on the company's computer system for Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels, two women who claim to have had affairs with the former president.

  • What did President Biden indicate about his willingness to debate Donald Trump?

    -President Biden expressed in a radio interview with Howard Stern that he is happy to debate Donald Trump, although he did not specify when or how many times.

  • What is the situation regarding pro-Palestinian demonstrations on college campuses?

    -Pro-Palestinian demonstrations are spreading across college campuses, leading to crackdowns by the police. Some universities are grappling with growing tensions over the war in Gaza, and some commencement ceremonies have been canceled, such as at the University of Southern California.

  • What findings did NBC News uncover in their investigation of Israeli air strikes in Gaza?

    -NBC News found that there were at least seven deadly strikes in areas that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) had designated as safe. This includes zones in Rafah's Al Zuhur neighborhood, which was identified as one of three evacuation zones in a leaflet drop over Gaza.

  • What is the update on King Charles' health and his return to royal duties?

    -Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles will return to his official duties next week, nearly three months after his cancer diagnosis. Doctors are pleased with the progress he has made so far.

  • What concerns have arisen from the discovery of bird flu fragments in the milk supply?

    -The FDA found traces of bird flu in nearly 40% of the milk samples tested, raising concerns about transmission from cows to humans. However, pasteurization is shown to be effective, and there is currently only one known case of minor symptoms in a person related to direct contact with infected cattle.

  • Why are some Tesla owners trying to sell their vehicles?

    -Tesla owners are trying to sell their vehicles due to plummeting resale values as the company lowers prices on new models, making currently owned Teslas less valuable.

  • What is the situation with the small town of Potosi, Wisconsin, and how did it revitalize itself?

    -Potosi, Wisconsin, which saw its population decline after its major employer, the Potosi Brewing Company, shut down in the 1970s, has managed to revitalize itself by rebuilding the brewery. The brewery now packages more than 80 million cans per year and hosts the National Brewery Museum and annual festivals, attracting 70,000 tourists a year.

  • What is the current state of the electric vehicle market in terms of resale value?

    -The resale value of electric vehicles (EVs) is dropping dramatically, ten times faster than traditional cars. The average used car price for an EV fell nearly 32% in the past year, compared to a decline of just over 3% for gas-powered cars.

  • What are the main concerns of potential electric vehicle buyers according to Keith Boseman?

    -According to Keith Boseman, who has been selling used cars for four years, the main concerns of potential electric vehicle buyers are not about resale value but about battery life and infrastructure.

Outlines

00:00

🌪️ Severe Weather: Tornado Outbreak Across Central States

The news segment begins with a focus on a severe tornado outbreak affecting the central United States, with multiple large tornadoes reported in states such as Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. A tornado emergency has been declared in parts of Nebraska, and the coverage includes dramatic footage of the storms and their aftermath. The segment also discusses the potential for further severe weather, including more tornadoes, flooding, hail, and strong winds over the weekend, with tens of millions of people at risk.

05:00

👥 Legal and Political Updates: Trump's Trial and Biden's Interview

This part of the script covers legal proceedings related to former President Donald Trump's hush money trial, with new witnesses being called, including his longtime assistant. The segment touches on the claims of two women who allege affairs with Trump and the involvement of American Media Inc.'s former CEO, David Pecker. Additionally, President Biden's interview with Howard Stern is mentioned, where he expresses willingness to debate Trump, and the ongoing pro-Palestinian demonstrations on college campuses, with particular focus on the University of Southern California's decision to cancel its commencement ceremony.

10:01

💥 NBC News Investigation: Israeli Air Strikes and Gaza

An NBC News investigation is highlighted, focusing on Israeli air strikes in Gaza, specifically in areas that were designated as safe by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) but still resulted in civilian casualties. The report details several deadly strikes in zones that were considered evacuation zones and supposedly safe, contradicting the IDF's assurances. The IDF's response to the allegations and comments from Human Rights Watch add depth to the coverage of the conflict's impact on civilians.

15:05

🏤 Small Town Revival: Potosi Brewing Company's Renaissance

The script concludes with a positive story about the small town of Potosi, Wisconsin, which managed to revitalize its local economy by resurrecting its historic brewery. The Potosi Brewing Company, once a major employer, had shut down but was later bought and restored by a local artist. The brewery's reopening not only brought jobs back to the community but also attracted tourists and led to the establishment of the National Brewery Museum and annual festivals, significantly contributing to the town's comeback.

20:06

🍻 The Comeback of Potosi: A Local Tradition Saves a Town

This segment wraps up the news with a feature on Potosi, Wisconsin, where the revival of the local brewery has had a significant impact on the town's economy and identity. The story emphasizes the community's efforts to rebuild the brewery, which included fundraising and eventually led to the creation of new jobs and an increase in tourism. The segment ends on a cheerful note, celebrating the town's resilience and the role of a local tradition in its recovery.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Tornado Outbreak

A tornado outbreak refers to the occurrence of multiple tornadoes over a short period of time, typically within a single weather event. In the video, it is the central theme as it discusses a dangerous tornado outbreak affecting states like Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, causing significant damage and posing a risk to millions.

💡Tornado Emergency

A tornado emergency is a term used by meteorologists to indicate an imminent threat to life from an ongoing tornado, particularly when it is moving towards populated areas. In the script, a tornado emergency is declared in parts of Nebraska, highlighting the severity of the situation.

💡Severe Weather

Severe weather encompasses a range of dangerous atmospheric conditions, including tornadoes, thunderstorms, hail, and strong winds. The video discusses the potential for severe weather over the weekend, affecting a large portion of the United States.

💡Donald Trump's Hush Money Trial

This refers to the ongoing legal proceedings involving former President Donald Trump, related to allegations of payments made to silence women who claimed to have had affairs with him. The video mentions new witnesses, including Trump's longtime assistant, providing testimony in the trial.

💡Pro-Palestinian Demonstrations

These are public protests and gatherings in support of Palestinian rights and against actions taken by Israel in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The script highlights that these demonstrations are spreading across college campuses and have led to crackdowns by the police.

💡NBC News Investigation

This refers to an in-depth journalistic inquiry conducted by NBC News reporters. In the context of the video, the investigation documents several deadly strikes in Gaza, questioning the safety of zones that Israel had previously declared as safe for displaced civilians.

💡King Charles' Cancer Battle

This keyword relates to the health status of King Charles III, who is battling cancer. The video shares promising news about his recovery and his plans to return to his royal duties, which is significant for the public interest in the monarchy's continuity and stability.

💡Beer Industry Revival

The beer industry revival keyword is about the resurgence of a small town's economy through the reestablishment of a local brewery. In the video, the town of Potosi, Wisconsin, is highlighted for its comeback story, where the reopening of the Potosi Brewing Company helped revitalize the community and attract tourism.

💡Electric Vehicle (EV) Market

The EV market refers to the industry involving the production and sale of electric vehicles. The script discusses challenges in the EV market, particularly the rapid depreciation of used EVs, which is causing concern among current EV owners and potentially affecting the demand for new electric cars.

💡Bird Flu

Bird flu, or avian influenza, is a contagious disease of animals caused by the influenza A virus. In the video, it is mentioned that the FDA found traces of bird flu in a significant portion of milk samples tested, raising concerns about transmission from cows to humans and the safety of the milk supply.

💡Propane

Propane is a three-carbon alkane gas that is commonly used as a fuel for engines, heating, and cooking. The video briefly mentions propane in the context of a consumer alert, likely related to a safety issue or a supply problem, although the specific details are not elaborated upon in the provided transcript.

Highlights

Severe tornado outbreak across the central United States with multiple large tornadoes touching down in Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska.

A tornado emergency declared in parts of Nebraska with giant funnel clouds crossing highways and debris flying.

Roofs ripped off homes and tens of millions at risk for the weekend as the storm system sweeps through.

New witnesses in Donald Trump's hush money trial, including his longtime assistant, providing testimony about payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.

President Biden's pandemic response derailing in New Mexico with a new crackdown.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrations spreading on campuses after the University of Southern California canceled its main commencement.

NBC News investigation documents several deadly strikes in Gaza in zones where Israel told displaced civilians they'd be safe.

Promising news in King Charles' battle with cancer, with plans to return to his royal duties.

A small town in Wisconsin saved by reviving its local beer industry, bringing back jobs and tourism.

Tornado watches stretching nearly 900 miles with millions of Americans in the path of the storm.

Damage reported in Lincoln, Nebraska, and tornadoes also reported around Waco, Texas.

Kansas City, Omaha, and Tulsa bracing for impact as the storm system moves eastward.

33 million people in the path of severe weather from the Great Lakes to Texas with potential for more tornadoes, flooding, hail, and strong winds.

David Pecker, former publisher of The National Enquirer, testifying in the trial against Donald Trump.

President Biden expresses willingness to debate Donald Trump in a radio interview with Howard Stern.

New pro-Palestinian demonstrations at college campuses and crackdowns by the police in response.

NBC News investigation reveals at least seven deadly strikes in areas Israel had designated as safe in Gaza.

King Charles expected to return to official duties after nearly three months following his cancer diagnosis.

The FDA found traces of bird flu in one in five milk samples tested, raising concerns about transmission from cows to humans.

Transcripts

00:04

>>> BREAKING NEWS

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TONIGHT, THE DANGEROUS

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>>> BREAKING NEWS

00:09

TONIGHT, THE DANGEROUS

00:11

TORNADO OUTBREAK AS WE

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COME ON THE AIR.

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THE DRAMATIC IMAGES

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COMING IN.

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MULTIPLE LARGE

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TORNADOES TOUCHING

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DOWN.

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A TORNADO EMERGENCY IN

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NEBRASKA.

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GIANT FUNNEL CLOUDS

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CROSSING HIGHWAYS.

00:18

DEBRIS FLYING AS

00:19

STORMS SWEEP THROUGH

00:20

OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS.

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>>> TONIGHT, DAMAGE,

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ROOFS RIPPED OFF

00:22

HOMES.

00:23

TENS OF MILLIONS AT

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RISK FOR THE WEEKEND.

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WE'RE TRACKING IT.

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>>> ALSO TONIGHT, THE

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NEW WITNESSES IN

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DONALD TRUMP'S HUSH

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MONEY TRIAL INCLUDING

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HIS LONGTIME

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ASSISTANT.

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WHAT SHE TOLD THE JURY

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ABOUT STORMY DANIELS

00:35

AND KAREN McDOUGAL, RS WITH

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THE FORMER PRESIDENT.

00:42

TWO WOMEN WHO CLAIM TO

00:42

HAVE HAD AFFAIRS WITH

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THE FORMER PRESIDENT.

00:44

>>> THE MAJOR SHIFT

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FOR PRESIDENT BIDEN

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PANE

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DERAILING IN NEW

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MEXICO.

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>>> THE NEW CRACKDOWN

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AS PRO-PALESTINIAN

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DEMONSTRATIONS SPREAD

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ON CAMPUSES, AND AFTER

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USC CANCELED ITS MAIN

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COMMENCEMENT, WILL

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ON CAMPUSES, AND AFTER

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USC CANCELED ITS MAIN

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COMMENCEMENT, WILL

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OTHERS FOLLOW?

01:04

>>> OUR NBC NEWS

01:04

INVESTIGATION, OUR

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CREWS IN GAZA

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DOCUMENTING SEVERAL

01:06

DEADLY STRIKES IN

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ZONES WHERE ISRAEL

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TOLD DISPLACED

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CIVILIANS THEY'D BE

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SAFE.

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>>> THE PROMISING NEWS

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IN KING CHARLES'

01:11

BATTLE WITH CANCER AND

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WHEN HE PLANS TO

01:13

RETURN TO HIS ROYAL

01:13

DUTIES.

01:14

>>> AND AFTER FALLING

01:15

ON HARD TIMES, THE

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TOWN THAT WAS SAVED BY

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BEER.

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>> Announcer: THIS IS

01:21

"NBC NIGHTLY NEWS"

01:24

WITH LESTER HOLT.

01:25

>>> GOOD EVENING, AND

01:26

WELCOME.

01:26

WE ARE TRACKING A

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DAMAGING TORNADO

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OUTBREAK, THAT RAMPAGE

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ACROSS THE CENTER OF

01:36

THE COUNTRY TODAY.

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TEXAS, OKLAHOMA,

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NEBRASKA AMONG THE

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STATES IN THE LINE OF

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FIRE.

01:39

A TORNADO EMERGENCY

01:40

DECLARED IN PARTS OF

01:42

NEBRASKA, MEANING

01:43

LARGE TORNADOES WERE

01:43

ON THE GROUND

01:46

THREATENING POPULATION

01:46

CENTERS.

01:47

MANY OF THE IMAGES AS

01:48

FRIGHTENING AS THEY

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ARE DRAMATIC.

01:49

TONIGHT TORNADO

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WATCHES STRETCHING

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NEARLY 900 MILES.

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WE'LL TELL YOU WHO IS

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AT RISK AS WE HEAD

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INTO THE NIGHT IN A

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MOMENT, BUT FIRST

02:00

NEAR

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JESSE KIRSCH WITH THE

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LATEST.

02:02

JESSE, THIS IS HITTING

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A WIDE AREA OF THE

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COUNTRY.

02:04

>> Reporter: THAT'S

02:05

RIGHT, LESTER.

02:06

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

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ARE IN THE BULL'S-EYE

02:09

TONIGHT INCLUDING

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WHERE WE ARE IN KANSAS

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CITY, MISSOURI.

02:11

YOU CAN SEE WIND GUSTS

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ARE STARTING TO PICK

02:12

UP HERE.

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MEANWHILE, THERE HAVE

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ALREADY BEEN SOME

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TORNADOES IN OTHER

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STATES LEAVING BEHIND

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A PATH OF DESTRUCTION.

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[ SIRENS ]

02:19

TONIGHT, A TORNADO

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OUTBREAK IS UNFOLDING

02:23

ACROSS NEBRASKA.

02:28

OVER A DOZEN TWISTERS

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ALREADY REPORTED WITH

02:30

MORE SEVERE WEATHER ON

02:31

THE WAY.

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IN THE LINCOLN,

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NEBRASKA, AREA, DEBRIS

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SEEN SWIRLING AS THIS

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VIOLENT TORNADO RIPPED

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ACROSS AN INTERSTATE

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DRIVERS HEADING .

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ELSEWHERE, SOME

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DRIVERS HEADING

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TOWARDS THE OMINOUS

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SKY.

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>> SOMETHING'S JUST

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BEEN HIT.

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>> Reporter: AND THIS

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OMAHA NEIGHBORHOOD

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SEEMING TO TAKE A

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DIRECT HIT.

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>> THE ENTIRE DOWN THE

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STREET THERE'S NO

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HOUSES DOWN THERE.

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UP THE STREET THERE

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ARE NO HOUSES EITHER.

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>> IT TOOK EVERYTHING

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IN ABOUT FIVE OR TEN

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MINUTES, AND IT'S

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GONE.

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>> Reporter: TORNADOES

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ALSO REPORTED AROUND

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WACO, TEXAS, TODAY.

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>> LOOKS LIKE LOTS OF

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SHEET METAL IN THE A

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AIR.

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>> Reporter: AND

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FARTHER SOUTH IN

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AUSTIN, INBOUND

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FLIGHTS WERE

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TEMPORARILY GROUNDED

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BECAUSE OF

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THUNDERSTORMS.

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THIS SAME STORM SYSTEM

03:26

HAS BEEN STRETCHING

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ACROSS THE U.S. SINCE

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YESTERDAY.

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IN OKLAHOMA, THIS SEMI

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TRUCK FLIPPED OVER AS

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THIS COLORADO HOME WAS

03:31

DAMAGED.

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>> IT'S SO AWFUL, WHAT

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HAPPENED.

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>> Reporter: NOW,

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KANSAS CITY, OMAHA,

03:39

AND TULSA ARE BRACING.

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>> RESIDENTS HERE IN THE

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PRESSURE ONLY EXPECTED

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CENTRAL OKLAHOMA WOKE

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UP TO TORNADO SIRENS,

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FOUND PARTS OF THE

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ROOFTOPS FLUNG ONTO

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THE STREET, EVEN CARS

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NEARBY.

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>> Reporter: AND THE

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PRESSURE ONLY EXPECTED

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TO INCREASE TOMORROW

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OVER AN EVEN LARGER

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AREA WITH 33 MILLION

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IN THE PATH OF SEVERE

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WEATHER FROM THE GREAT

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LAKES TO TEXAS.

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THAT MEANS MORE

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TORNADOES, FLOODING,

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HAIL, AND STRONG WINDS

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ARE ALL POSSIBLE ON

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SATURDAY, AND THERE'S

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ALSO SEVERE WEATHER IN

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SUNDAY'S FORECAST AS

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WE HEAD INTO A WEEKEND

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THAT FOR SOME WILL

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BRING LITTLE RELIEF.

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JESSE KIRSCH, NBC

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NEWS, KANSAS CITY,

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MISSOURI.

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>>> WE WANT TO GO

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RIGHT NOW TO ANGIE

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LASSMAN, WHO IS

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TRACKING THE STORM

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THREAT.

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ANGIE, AS WE HEARD

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THERE, THE VOLATILE

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WEEKEND OF WEATHER

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JUST BEGINNING.

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>> Reporter: YOU'RE

04:15

EXACTLY RIGHT, LESTER.

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THOSE VIOLENT

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TORNADOES TODAY

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AS 25 FEET AND TORNADO

04:26

WAS

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FAR AS 25 FEET AND

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TORNADO WATCHES

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CONTINUE ACROSS THE

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MIDSECTION OF THE

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COUNTRY THROUGH AT

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LEAST 9:00 P.M.

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TONIGHT.

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ALL HAZARDS WILL BE ON

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THE TABLE.

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WE'RE TALKING MORE

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STRONG WINDS, HAIL,

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AND, OF COURSE, THOSE

04:34

TORNADOES.

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AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO

04:35

TOMORROW, THE THREAT

04:36

CONTINUES.

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WE'LL SEE THAT

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EXPANDING NOW TO MORE

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THAN 30 MILLION PEOPLE

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FROM THE GREAT LAKES

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TO THE SOUTHERN

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PLAINS, AND YOU

04:40

GUESSED IT.

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MORE OF THOSE EF-2

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TORNADOES POSSIBLE

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WITH THE INGREDIENTS

04:45

THERE FOR THOSE STRONG

04:45

SYSTEMS TO MOVE

04:46

THROUGH FOR KANSAS

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CITY AND OKLAHOMA,

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IT'LL BE A DOUBLE

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WHAMMY AS WELL WITH

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HEAVY RAIN LEAVING US .,

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IT'LL BE A DOUBLE

04:55

WHAMMY AS WELL WITH

04:56

HEAVY RAIN LEAV

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IT'LL BE A DOUBLE

04:58

WHAMMY AS WELL WITH

04:58

HEAVY RAIN LEAVING US

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WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR

05:00

FLASH FLOODING ACROSS

05:00

PARTS OF THE CENTER OF

05:01

THE COUNTRY, LESTER.

05:01

>> ALL RIGHT.

05:02

ANGIE, THANK YOU.

05:02

>>> WELL, FOR MOST OF

05:03

THE WEEK HE HAS SAT IN

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A NEW YORK COURTROOM,

05:04

A FORMER PRESIDENT

05:04

LISTENING TO THE

05:05

CLAIMS ABOUT THE

05:05

RELATIONSHIPS AND THE

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MONEY PROSECUTORS SAY

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ARE AT THE HEART OF

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THE CRIMINAL CASE

05:08

AGAINST HIM.

05:09

LATE TODAY DONALD

05:10

TRUMP'S EXECUTIVE

05:11

ASSISTANT TOOK THE

05:11

STAND.

05:12

HERE'S LAURA JARRETT.

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>> Reporter: TONIGHT,

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THE PROSECUTION

05:16

CLOSING OUT THE FIRST

05:18

WEEK OF TESTIMONY BY

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OFFERING THE JURY A

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PEEK INSIDE THE INNER

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WORKINGS OF THE TRUMP

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ORGANIZATION FROM ONE

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OF THE PEOPLE WHO

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KNOWS THE FORMER

05:26

PRESIDENT BEST.

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THE STATE BRIEFLY

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CALLING RONNA GRAFF,

05:31

MR. TRUMP'S LONGTIME

05:37

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO

05:37

THE STAND.

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GRAFF CONFIRM ED

05:44

CONTACTS WERE SAVED ON

05:45

THE COMPANY'S COMPUTER

05:46

SYSTEM FOR KAREN

05:47

McDOUGAL AND STORMY,

05:48

AN APPARENT REFERENCE

05:49

TO STORMY DANIELS.

05:49

PROSECUTORS SAY BOTH

05:50

WOMEN WERE SHOPPING

05:50

STORIES OF SEX WITH

05:51

MR. TRUMP AHEAD OF THE

05:52

2016 ELECTION,

05:52

ENCOUNTERS HE DENIES.

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>> ARE YOU NERVOUS

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ABOUT STORMY DANIELS'

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TESTIMONY?

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>> Reporter: AT THE

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HEART OF THE CASE, A

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$130,000 PAYMENT

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MICHAEL COHEN MADE TO

06:02

DANIELS SO SHE

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WOULDN'T GO PUBLIC AND

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HOW PROSECUTORS SAY

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THAT PAYMENT WAS

06:04

DISGUISED.

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BUT GRAFF SHED NO

06:05

LIGHT ON THAT.

06:08

TIFFING EVEN THOUGH

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SHE NO LONGER WORKS

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FOR THE TRUMP

06:13

ORGANIZATION, THE

06:14

COMPANY IS PAYING HER

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LEGAL BILLS.

06:15

THE JURY ALSO HEARING

06:17

FROM GARY FARRO,

06:21

A BANKER WHO HELPED

06:33

FACILITATE THE PAYMENT

06:34

FROM COHEN TO DANIELS,

06:35

BUT THE DAY BEGAN WITH

06:35

THEM TRYING TO

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UNDERCUT THE TESTIMONY

06:37

OF DAVID PECKER,

06:37

FORMER PUBLISHER OF

06:38

"THE NATIONAL

06:38

ENQUIRER" AND KEY

06:39

WITNESS FOR

06:40

PROSECUTORS TESTIFYING

06:41

AT LENGTH ABOUT HOW HE

06:41

HELPED SILENCE PEOPLE

06:42

WHO COULD HAVE HURT

06:43

MR. TRUMP'S ELECTION

06:44

CHANCES.

06:45

MR. TRUMP'S LAWYER

06:45

SOUGHT TO RAISE

06:46

QUESTIONS ABOUT

06:46

PECKER'S MEMORY AND

06:47

MOTIVES ON

06:48

CROSS-EXAMINATION.

06:48

PECKER DEFIANT AT ONE

06:49

POINT SAYING, I'VE

06:50

BEEN TRUTHFUL TO THE

06:51

BEST OF MY

06:51

RECOLLECTION.

06:52

THE TABLOID MOGUL ALSO

06:53

UNDERMINING THE IDEA

06:53

MR. TRUMP WANTED TO

06:54

BURY THOSE STORIES

06:55

ABOUT WOMEN TO PROTECT

06:56

HIS FAMILY, A COMMON

06:57

REFRAIN FROM THE

06:57

DEFENSE.

06:59

INSTEAD, PECKER SAID

07:00

HE BELIEVED IT WAS ALL

07:01

TO PROTECT HIS

07:02

CAMPAIGN.

07:04

>> I DO HAVE TO BEGIN

07:05

BY WISHING MELANIA

07:06

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

07:07

SHE'S IN FLORIDA.

07:08

>> Reporter: MELANIA

07:09

TRUMP NOTABLY ABSENT

07:10

AT TRIAL.

07:12

>> LAURA, DOES IT

07:13

APPEAR PROSECUTORS GOT

07:14

WHAT THEY NEEDED FROM

07:15

DAVID PECKER THIS

07:16

WEEK?

07:17

>> LESTER, PECKER IS A

07:18

USEFUL WITNESS FOR

07:19

PROSECUTORS TO THE

07:22

EXTENT THAT HE CAN

07:23

TESTIFY ABOUT

07:23

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT

07:24

MR. TRUMP THAT TOUCH

07:26

ON THIS ALLEGED SCHEME

07:27

TO INFLUENCE THE

07:27

ELECTION, BUT WHAT HE

07:28

CAN'T OFFER, LESTER,

07:29

IS ANY EVIDENCE ON THE

07:30

ACTUAL CRIME THAT THE

07:31

FORMER PRESIDENT HAS

07:32

BEEN INDICTED FOR,

07:33

WHICH ISN'T A CAMPAIGN

07:34

FINANCE VIOLATION.

07:36

IT'S THE WAY HIS

07:37

PAYMENTS TO COHEN WERE

07:38

DOCUMENTED ON HIS

07:39

INTERNAL RECORDS.