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Trump / Russian Connection / Sessions #1107737

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) Breaking news on the report Attorney General Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from any investigation into the talks between President Trump's staffers & the Russians examined; scenes shown from the Jan. 10 confirmation hearing where Sessions told Senator Al Franken he had no communications with the Russians; details given about Sessions' two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak†. [SESSIONS - says he will recuse himself; states he does not recall any specific discussion about the Trump campaign.] [Sept. 8, TRUMP - praises Russian President Vladimir Putin.] The status of the investigation into the Russian meddling in the election discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Norfolk: Cecilia Vega) What President Trump said today about his embattled attorney general about contacts with Russia & son-in-law Jared Kushner's meetings with Russians in December featured; scenes shown of Trump on a new aircraft carrier in Norfolk. [TRUMP - says "total" confidence in Sessions.] [Feb. 16, TRUMP - says the leaks are real, but "I have nothing to do with Russia."] Kushner's meeting with the Russian ambassador discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The call from Democrats for Sessions to recuse or resign examined. [Representative Nancy PELOSI, Senators Charles SCHUMER, Susan COLLINS, Rob PORTMAN, Representative Jason CHAFFETZ, MAN, Speaker of the House Paul RYAN - offer views on what Sessions should do.] A tweet from Bush lawyer Richard Painter about Sessions' testimony quoted.

Muir, David;
Thomas, Pierre;
Vega, Cecilia;
Bruce, Mary

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