Search the Archive

Trump / "Witchhunt" / Special Counsel #1111045

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 2017
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The reaction of President Trump to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election examined. [In response to Karl's question, TRUMP - says "the entire thing has been a "witchhunt" & there is no collusion with Russians.] What Trump said to David Muir about a special counsel quoted. [In response to reporter's question, TRUMP - says "no" to asking FBI director James Comey to back down on national security director Michael Flynn.] The issue of a Comey memo & Trump's denial discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The briefing to 100 senators from deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein about the reasons for a special counsel examined. [Senators Dick DURBIN†, Lindsey GRAHAM, two MEN - comments on the special counsel issue.] [Earlier, TRUMP - says it was his decision to fire Comey.] [In press conference, TRUMP - criticizes Comey.] How Rosenstein is setting the record straight about the Comey memo discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(FBI: Pierre Thomas) President Trump's move to picking a new FBI director with Senator Joe Lieberman the leading candidate & the role of former FBI director Robert Mueller† as special counsel with broad powers examined. [TRUMP - comments.] The status of the ongoing FBI investigation now that Mueller takes charge discussed.

Reporter(s):
Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Bruce, Mary;
Thomas, Pierre
Duration:
00:07:30

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.