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ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The NBC interview with President Trump about his decision on his own to fire FBI director James Comey introduced; Trump letter claiming Comey told him he was not under investigation noted. [TRUMP - calls Comey a showboat & grandstander & the FBI was in turmoil; comments on Comey telling him three times he was not under investigation: a dinner & two phone call.] [In response to Karl's questions, deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - offer views on Trump asking Comey about the investigation.] The conflict with the interview account with what was said yesterday about the role of acting attorney general Rod Rosenstein noted. [Vice President Mike PENCE - cites Rosenstein.] The White House shift on the background to the firing discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The testimony by acting FBI director Andy McCabe before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the FBI & Comey featured; scenes shown from the hearings. [In response to question from Senator Martin Heinrich, McCABE - says Comey had support within the FBI; calls the Russian investigation significant.] [In the hall, ROSENSTEIN - denies he is quitting.]

(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Pierre Thomas) The issue of whether Rosenstein played a key role in the Comey firing decision discussed. [Today, SANDERS - offer views on Rosenstein's role.]

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The fallout in Congress over the Trump-Comey discussions examined; scenes shown from two raucous town hall meetings. [Senators Chuck GRASSLEY†, Richard BLUMENTHAL- offer views on the question/answer.] The invitation from the Senate Intelligence Committee for Comey to testify next week discussed.

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

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