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Trump / Comey Firing #1110618

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 12, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What President Trump & staff are saying about the firing of FBI director James Comey introduced. [In "Justice with Judge Jeanine" interview, TRUMP - talks about "loyalty"; says he won't talk about tape recordings; hopes Comey will be honest; agrees he is moving too quickly for his communications department to keep up; defends White House press secretary Sean Spicer & sarah Huckabee Sanders.] [Today, SPICER - says every word is parsed....] The "phony narrative" from the Trump team recalled. [On Wednesday, Vice President Mike PENCE, SANDERS, Trump adviser Kellyanne CONWAY - defend Trump's firing decision based on the recommendation of the deputy attorney general.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) The remaining questions at the White House following the Comey firing, including whether Trump is recording conversations, the Democrats' reaction to possible recordings, the idea that Trump is "fast-moving" or changes his mind so his agenda is bogged won by the Comey firing discussed. [SPICER - says the president has nothing to add about recording devices; denies a threat against Comey.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Jim Sciutto) What Trump's tweet said about what former national intelligence dir. James Clapper said about the collusion investigation, financial records about possible Trump ties to Russia discussed. [On NBC, CLAPPER - says he would not know about the content of the FBI investigation about collusion.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Zeleny, Jeff;
Sciutto, Jim

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