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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 12, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The identification of Christopher Steele as the former British spy who broke the story about Russia gathering information about President-elect Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election campaign featured; details given about Russians: the tactics of videotaping & bugging phones of people for blackmail. [Voice of Vice President Joe BIDEN - comments.] [TRUMP - talks about cameras in Russia.] [Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE†- talks about Russia after the Cold War.]

(Studio: David Muir, Brian Ross) Representative Maxine Waters shown speaking on CSPAN with the feed than switching to Russian TV!

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.


(White House: Jonathan Karl) The phone call last night to Trump from national intelligence director James Clapper after Trump's attack on the intelligence agencies examined. [TRUMP - calls the intelligence leak "disgraceful": that Nazi Germany did this.] Clapper's statement about leaks & Trump Tweet quoted. [CIA director nominee Mike POMPEO - calls the allegations unsubstantiated.] [Senator Richard BURR†- comments.] The rift between Trump & the intelligence community discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The mixed message from Trump nominees retired Gen. James Mattis {Secretary of Defense} & Pompeo about Russia examined. [TRUMP - speaks about Russian President Vladimir Putin & hacking; criticizes Senator Lindsey Graham.] [MATTIS - testifies about dealing with Russia.] [Senator John McCAIN - backs Mattis.] [POMPEO - cites Russian hacking involvement.] [GRAHAM - reacts.] Graham's questions about Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson discussed.

Muir, David;
Ross, Brian;
Brian, David Muir,;
Bruce, Mary

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