NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 05, 2017
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(West Palm Beach: Kasie Hunt) President Trump's explosive claims that then-President Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Towers examined; Trump tweets noted; details given about his request for a Congressional investigation & the call from FBI director James Comey for the Justice Department to reject Trump's claim & about the Russian connection issue. [On ABC, Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee SANDERS- calls for a closer look.] [Former national intelligence dir. James CLAPPER - denies any wiretaps.] [Senator Al FRANKEN - calls it a distraction.] [NBC's David COHEN- says the allegations are a risk.] [Senator Marco RUBIO - comments on the Russian connection.] [Senator Charles SCHUMER - says we need a special prosecutor.] [On CBS, former CIA director Leon PANETTA - wants the truth.] The coming clarification from Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his meetings with the Russian ambassador noted.
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