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Trump / Russian Connection / Nunes / Disinformation #1109038

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Mary Bruce) A "New York Times" report that House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes had help in getting intelligence from White House insider Ezra Cohen-Watnick† examined. [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - comments.] [March 22, NUNES - says what he read bothered him.] [Representative Adam SCHIFF - raises questions; admits there is a cloud over the investigation.] [Today, SPICER - says the focus is on the process.] The White House refusal to get into the question of Nunes' sources discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The warning from Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia will continue to hijack US elections & that Russia used thousands of Internet trolls to push out disinformation examined; scenes shown from Senate hearings about the matter. [Senator Mark WARNER - says this is not fake news.] [Foreign Policy Research Inst. Program on National Security Clint WATTS†- says Trump has engaged is active measures; states Russia pushes conspiracy theories.] [July 2016, TRUMP - asks Russia to find the e-mails.] [Senator Marco RUBIO - cites informational warfare designed by Putin.] How Rubio has been targeted noted. The bipartisan agreement Russia tried to hijack the election discussed.

Reporter(s):
Muir, David;
Bruce, Mary;
Thomas, Pierre
Duration:
00:06:40

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