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CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 14, 2017
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(Studio: Elaine Quijano) Report introduced.

(White House: Errol Barnett) President Trump's search for a new FBI director after the firing of FBI director James Comey & the issue of US-Russia relations featured; details given about the contradictory statements from Trump & staff about the firing. [CBS John DICKERSON - says the firing put the focus on the Russia investigation; states Trump needs to be the decision maker not the communicator.] [Secretary of State Rex TILLERSON - talks about Russia, who played around in our election process.] [On "Face the Nation," Representative Adam SCHIFF - comments on the ethics of Trump questioning Comey.] Trump's first overseas tour to Saudi Arabia, Israel & Rome noted.

(Studio: Elaine Quijano) Comey shown in Washington at a musical matinee.

(Washington: Paul Reid) The interviews for Comey's replacement as FBI director examined; scenes shown of Adam Lee, Fran Townsend, Senator John Cornyn, Mike Rogers, judges Michael Garcia & Henry Hudson, acting dir. Andy McCabe. [On plane, TRUMP - says we are looking at "outstanding people".] [SCHIFF - wants an apolitical choice.] The questions about a role for Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the firing & hiring noted.

Quijano, Elaine;
Barnett, Errol;
Reid, Paul

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