ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
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(White House: Jonathan Karl) President Trump's long news conference reviewed; scenes shown from the White House. [TRUMP - says this administration is a fine-tooled machine, that we have done so much; criticizes the press level of dishonesty; states the news is fake, the leaks are real; adds he has nothing in Russia: Russia is a ruse; claims it is the biggest win since President Ronald Reagan.] How Trump took on the hard questions in this press conference discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) the FBI investigation as to why fired national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn made misleading statements to the White House about his talks with the Russian ambassador examined; details given about what the Justice Department told the White House. [TRUMP - defends Flynn, but he did not tell the vice president.]