ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The House Intelligence Committee hearings today featuring FBI director James Comey reviewed; scenes shown. [COMEY - confirms the FBI is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, including links to Donald Trump's campaign; states Russian President Vladimir Putin hated Hillary Clinton & the Russians will be back in the next elections; asserts we don't reveal classified matters.] [In response to questions from Representative Adam Schiff, COMEY - says there is no information supporting President Trump's tweets about wiretapping & no president could organize a wiretap.] [In response to question from Representative Trey Gowdy, COMEY - speaks about leaking.] Why Comey had to reveal there is an ongoing investigation of the Trump campaign discussed.
(Studio: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.
(White House: Jonathan Karl) The White House reaction to the wiretap claims & the Russian investigation examined; details given about Paul Manafort's name in the hearings. [In response to Karl question, White House press secretary Sean SPICER - says the hearing is still ongoing....; criticizes Karl; backs Comey] Trump tweets about the Russia story & the FBI investigation quoted. The impact of Comey contradicting the president, investigating the campaign & how Ivanka Trump will have an office in the West Wing discussed.