ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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(White House: Jonathan Karl) The report of communications between President Trump's campaign aides & the Russians during the presidential election campaign & the blame for the firing of national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn on leaks from the intelligence community reviewed; scenes shown of Trump with visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [TRUMP - says Flynn has been treated unfairly by the "fake" media & leaked documents.] [Yesterday, White House press secretary Sean SPICER - says the trust issue led to the resignation.] Trump tweet about intelligence leaks quoted. [In 2016, TRUMP - lauds WikiLeaks leaks.] [Jan. 11, TRUMP - denies contacts with Russians.] [SPICER - says Flynn spoke with the ambassador during the interim.] [Senator John McCAIN - questions the White House environment.] Statement from US military special OPS command Gen. Raymond Thomas quoted about the government in turmoil.] Trump's campaign rally this weekend in Florida discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The investigation of the Trump-Russian connection during the presidential election campaign examined; details given about former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who denied wrongdoing re: Russia. [Senator Cory BOOKER, Clinton campaign's Robby MOOK, Senator Marco RUBIO - comment.] The issue of the FBI investigation of Trump while it was also investigating Hillary Clinton's e-mails discussed.
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