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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The fallout from the "Washington Post" report that President Trump revealed classified intelligence information from the Israelis about an ISIS plot using laptop bombs to the Russian foreign minister & ambassador at the White House last week examined; scenes shown of Trump with the president of Turkey; details given from the "Post" story. [TRUMP - says he had a successful meeting with the Russians.] [Last night, national security adviser Gen. H.R. McMASTER - denies the story.] Trump tweet quoted. [Today, in response to Karl's question, McMASTER - says what was shared was appropriate; criticizes the story insinuations.] [Sep. 6, 2016, TRUMP - criticizes Hillary Clinton on classified information.] What we know about White House calls to the NSA & CIA about what Trump said discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The reaction from Congress to the Flynn & classified information stories examined. [Senators John McCAIN, Mitch McCONNELL, Bob CORKER, Charles SCHUMER, Sheldon WHITEHOUSE - offer views on the classified information-Russia issue.] The issue of the pressure on Comey to go easier on national security director Michael Flynn discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The revelations about an ISIS plot to explode a laptop bomb on a plane bound for the US as revealed by Israel examined; details given about the consideration of a laptop ban on flights to the US due to this intelligence. [ABC's Matthew OLSEN†- cites the risk to this & future sources.] [Homeland Security Secretary John KELLY†- outlines the ISIS plot aim.] [McMASTER - cites the context of the information told to the Russians.] The questions about how Russia could handle this information given by Israel discussed.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Bruce, Mary;
Ross, Brian

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