ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 05, 2017
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(Studio: Brian Ross) President Trump's stunning claims that then-President Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Towers examined; Trump tweets noted & quoted; the call from FBI director James Comey for the Justice Department to reject Trump noted; details given about the issue of Trump & the Russian connection. [On "This Week," Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee SANDERS- says Trump has been led to believe....] [On Breitbart, Mark LEVIN - asks how many were eavesdropped on.] [On NBC, former national intelligence dir. James CLAPPER - denies any wiretaps.] Comey's demand that the Justice Department defend the FBI's integrity discussed.
(Studio: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.
(Palm Beach: David Wright) The Republican Party's skepticism about Trump's wiretap claims & the Russia connection examined; photos shown from Trump rallies around the country. [Senators Marco RUBIO, Susan COLLINS, AL FRANKEN - comment on the wiretap claim & Russia.] [January 10, Attorney General Jeff SESSIONS -denies any contacts with Russia.] [On Thursday, SESSIONS - offers clarification.] [Two Trump SUPPORTERS - offer differing opinions on Trump's claims.] The Friday White House exchange between Trump & staff discussed.
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