ABC Evening News for Friday, May 19, 2017
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(White House: Jonathan Karl) New reporting from the "New York Times" on what President Trump told the Russians at the White House about fired FBI director James Comey being a "nut job" recounted; details given about the coming showdown with Comey, who will tell his story to Congress about what was said about national security director Michael Flynn; scenes shown of Comey being greeted by the president. [On NBC, TRUMP - says this Russia thing is a made-up story.] [TRUMP - denies asking Comey to back down on Flynn.] [On PBS, MAN - says Comey wanted to blend in: that he was being compromised.] A statement from White House press secretary Sean Spicer critical of Comey for hurting relations with Russia by "grandstanding" discussed.
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