ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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(White House: Jonathan Karl) A look inside the timeline of the Comey bombshell firing featured; photos should from the White House of Trump with the Russian ambassador & foreign minister; details given of the memo critical of Comey by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, how Comey saw the firing on TV. [TRUMP - says Comey was not doing a good job.] [On Fox, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says the Russia investigation is absurd; states Trump lost confidence in Comey; says the Rosenstein memo was the final piece leading to the firing.] [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - comments.] What Trump said about Comey in the termination letter & news about fired national security director Michael Flynn, who has been subpoenaed in the Russia probe discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The questions about the timing of the firing of Comey, who was leading the Russia investigation & the issue of a special prosecutor examined. [Senators Richard BURR, John KENNEDY, Jeff FLAKE, Debbie STABENOW, Elizabeth WARREN, Tim KAINE, Rand PAUL, Richard BLUMENTHAL - question the decision to fire him now.] [Senators Charles SCHUMER, Shelley Moore CAPITO, Mitch McCONNELL - offer views on a special prosecutor.] The Democrats' view of the Comey e-mail investigation & how they cannot prevent the next FBI nominee discussed.