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Trump / Comey Firing #1110588

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 12, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The warning from President Trump to fired FBI director James Comey about tapes of their White House conversation examined. [In "Justice with Judge Jeanine" interview, TRUMP - says I just want Comey to be honest.] [On NBC, TRUMP - says Comey told him he was not under investigation.] [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - says the president has nothing to add about recording devices; denies any threat.] Past presidential secret taping by John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson & Richard Nixon recalled. The issue of whether the White House is recording conversations discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The issue of the January Trump-Comey dinner & whether Comey would be "loyal" to the president examined. [In "Justice with Judge Jeanine" interview, TRUMP - talks about "loyalty."] [On MSNBC, James CLAPPER - recounts what Comey told him about a White House dinner.] [In response to question from Senator Martin Heinrich, acting FBI dir. Andy McGABE - denies the lack of support for Comey at the FBI.] A report Comey will not testify next week in closed session discussed.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Thomas, Pierre

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