NBC Evening News for Friday, May 12, 2017
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(White House: Kristen Welker) The tweet storm from President Trump following his firing of FBI director James Comey & his denial of business interests in Russia featured; tweet about tapes quoted. [In NBC interview, TRUMP - says Comey told him he is not under investigation.] [Today, on Fox, TRUMP - won't talk about taping.] [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - says the president has nothing to add.] [NBC analyst Nicolle WALLACE- downplays White House recordings.] [In NBC interview, TRUMP - comments on the "Russia thing": a made-up story by the Democrats.] The earlier White House reasoning on the Comey firing noted. [SPICER, Vice President Mike PENCE - comment on the firing.] [Senator Ron WYDEN - cites what he would ask Comey.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The questions about the White House dinner between Trump & Comey examined; details given about the "loyalty" & taping issues. [In NBC interview, TRUMP - says Comey wanted a dinner so he could stay on as director.] [Today, former national intelligence director James CLAPPER - recounts what Comey told him about being invited to dinner.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) What Trump said in the NBC interview about Hillary Clinton & Comey introduced. [TRUMP - says what Comey said about the Clinton e-mails while he was a candidate: disgraceful she was declared free & he exonerated her.]
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