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Trump / Comey Firing #1110438

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) President Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey introduced; scenes shown of their earlier White House meeting.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The impact of Comey's decisions on the 2016 presidential election, including Hillary Clinton's e-mails, examined. [On CSPAN, COMEY - say Clinton aide Huma Abedin forward Clinton e-mails to her husband's computer to print them out.] The FBI clarification of Abedin e-mails quoted. [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - comments on Comey & the president.] The administration position Comey mishandled the Clinton e-mail investigation with the case against him outlined in a three-page letter from the deputy attorney general, including Comey's July, 2016, press conference, discussed.

(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Pierre Thomas) What the Comey firing may mean for the FBI investigation of Russian meddling in the election & possible collusion with Trump's campaign, with the investigation now maintained by career people at the FBI & Justice Department discussed.

(Studio: David Muir; White House: Cecilia Vega) The reaction from Hillary Clinton's camp to the Comey firing because the firing may be related to the Russian connection investigation discussed. [In interview last week, CLINTON - says she was winning until Comey's letter of October 28 & Russia's Wikileaks.]

(Studio: David Muir; Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The reaction of Congress to the Comey firing with Senator Lindsey Graham quoted & Democrats raising red flags about the Russia connection with Senator Chris Van Hollen†† discussed.

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

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