ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 20, 2017
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(Riyadh: Jonathan Karl) The coming showdown in the US with fired FBI director James Comey agreeing to testify in public before the Senate Intelligence Committee examined; "New York Times" quoted about President Trump telling the Russians Comey is a "nut job" & how the pressure about Russia is taken off. [Voice of Senator Dick DURBIN- says he wants to know about the Trump-Comey conversations.] A statement from Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov about the topic quoted. [On ABC, national security H.R McMASTER - talks about talking with Trump about the Comey-Trump conversation & the "New York Times" quotes.] The spread of the FBI Russian investigation to the inner circle of the White House noted. [Secretary of State Rex TILLERSON - denies knowledge about a person of interest.] The unique nature of this presidency with White House conversations ending up in the newspapers discussed.
(Studio: Tom Llamas) Further coverage on "This Week" noted.