This program is 29 minutes long
(Richmond: Zachary Kiesch) The scandals in Virginia politics over Governor Ralph Northam about wearing blackface & Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax about sexual assault accusations from two women, Vanessa Tyson & Meredith Watson, updated. [On CBS, NORTHAM - talks about the 400th anniversary in Virginia: indentured servants; states Virginia needs healing & a moral compass, so he is not going anywhere; comments on the Fairfax resignation issue.] [Watson attorney Nancy Erika SMITH- talks about why her client came forward.] A statement from Fairfax calling for an investigation of him quoted. The vacancy if the impeachment of Fairfax comes about discussed.
(Washington: Lana Zak) The battle between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos & the "National Enquirer" examined; details given about the leak of messages between Bezos & mistress Laurel Sanchez with Bezos believing AMI moved against him because of "Washington Post" coverage & AMI threat to publish racy photos. [In ABC exclusive, "National Enquirer" David Pecker attorney Elkan ABRAMOWITZ- denies blackmail/extortion: the information came from a reliable source who was well known to Bezos & Sanchez.] A "Washington Post" report that Laurel's brother Michael Sanchez could be the source quoted & the issue of the AMI immunity deal noted. Other threats from the tabloid discussed.
(New York: Rob Marciano) A winter whiteout on both coasts featured; scenes shown form the snowy West, snow in Seattle & Portland, car wrecks, ice in Illinois, snow in Wisconsin. A new storm for the Northeast & Northwest discussed; weather maps shown.
(New York: Erielle Reshef) The manhunt out of Georgia for disbarred attorney Richard Merritt, who murdered his mother, Shirley Merritt, featured; photos shown. [US Marshals Service Frank LEMPKA- talks about killing.] [Voice of former CLIENT - worries about Merritt being free.] [Brother Robert MERRITT- calls for accountability.]
(White House: Tara Palmeri) The prospects for another government shutdown with the breakdown of a political deal in Congress over undocumented immigrants updated. [On "Meet the Press," White House chief of staff Mick MULVANEY - says we can't take a shutdown off the table; mentions wall funding.] [Senator Richard SHELBY- comments on chances for a deal.] President Trump's tweet about the border wall quoted. [On "This Week," Representative John YARMUTH- calls it "an ego negotiation."] The impact of the first shutdown recalled. [ATC employee Dan McCABE- worries.] The hopes for a deal as Trump goes to the border discussed.
(Studio: Kenneth Moton) The prospects for a shrinking tax refund from the IRS in the new Republican tax plan examined; statistics cited. [Non-profit consultant Eva SIEIPERSAD, Herman & Cio. CPA's Paul HERMAN- comment on taxes.] Tax tips discussed.
(London: Julia MacFarlane) The letter from Duchess Meghan Markle to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, about his attacks on her & Prince Harry examined; letter excerpts quoted.