ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 2016
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(Washington: Tom Llamas) The US investigation into Russian hacking into the presidential election & the issue of Secretary of State possibility Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson examined; details given about earlier intelligence of the Russian hacking role. [President-elect Donald TRUMP - says they have no idea if it is Russia....] [Intelligence dir. James CLAPPER- comments.] [White House 'press secretary Josh EARNEST- comments on Trump's request for the hacking activity.] [February 9, TILLERSON - says he has a close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.] [On "Good Morning America", Trump campaign manager Kellyanne CONWAY - downplays the Tillerson-Putin relationship.] A Tweet from Senator Marco Rubio quoted. What the Hillary Clinton camp said about the hacking & electors discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Studio: Brian Ross) A look at Trump & CIA daily briefings examined; details given from the response of a senior intelligence official to the Trump criticism of the CIA & intelligence. [On Fox, TRUMP - questions needing the briefings.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - backs the CIA.] [Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE- worries about the White House CIA-Russia relationship.] The announcement that the Trump news conference on his businesses will be postponed until January discussed.
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