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Trump / Russian Connection / Kushner #1111218

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The growing FBI & Congressional investigations in the russian connection of President Trump's inner circle, including son-in-law Jared Kushner, personal attorney Michael Cohen, & campaign aide Boris Ephsteyn, examined; statement from Cohn about his refusal to cooperate quoted; details given about Kushner's secret meeting with Russian bankers, who {Evgeny Buryakov†, were linked to spies. [Jan. 11, TRUMP - defends Cohn.] [ANALYST - comments on this spy operation.] [ABC's Matthew OLSEN - explains the concerns about back channels with the Russians.] The coming Congressional testimony from Kushner & reports that national security director Michael Flynn will provide some evidence to Congress discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The reports Kushner tried to set up a back channel for communications with the Russians & questions about the relationship of Trump with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after his trip examined. [In response to question from "Washington Post"'s Philip Rucker, White House press secretary Sean SPICER - reads statement about what Kushner will do; cites how back channels are appropriate according to two cabinet members.] [Senator John McCAIN - says he does not like it: not standard procedure.] [SPICER - comments on the Trump-Merkel relationship.] The issue of what Kushner should do in the White House & Trump's defense of Jared discussed.

Muir, David;
Ross, Brian;
Karl, Jonathan

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