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Trump / Russian Connection / Comey Testimony #1111488

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 08, 2017
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(Washington: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) What former FBI director James Comey said to the Senate Intelligence Committee today about his relationship with President Trump & the Russian investigation reviewed; scenes shown from the hearings with questions from Senators Mark Warner, man, Dianne Feinstein, man. [COMEY - says Trump told me I was doing a great job then defamed me & the FBI that were lies; explains why he documented their meetings, the blue room meeting, how Trump called me for dinner that Jan. 27 night, the Feb. 14 private meeting in the Oval Office when he was asked to let the investigation of national security director Michael Flynn go, sharing the content of the memos with a reporter via a friend; suggests he was fired to "change" the Russia investigation.] How former FBI director special counsel Robert Mueller now has the Comey memos discussed.

(Washington: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The response of Trump to Comey's testimony reviewed; scenes shown of Trump speaking to Christian conservatives; details given about the issue of Trump taping their conversations. [TRUMP - says "they will lie" & we will not back down.] [Trump lawyer Marc KASOWITZ - says Comey has confirmed that the president was not under investigation in the Russia probe; states Trump never suggested "Let Flynn go" Or asked for loyalty; adds Comey admitted he is a leaker.] [At hearings, in response to question from Senator Jim Risch, COMEY - says the president was not under investigation; says "release the {White House} tapes."] The pressure on the White House to answer whether he taped the conversations with Comey discussed.

(Washington: David Muir; studio: Dan Abrams) The legal questions about what Trump said to Comey about Flynn & the issue of Comey "leaking" his memos to the "New York Times" discussed.

(Washington: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The reaction of the senators to the Comey testimony examined. [Three SENATORS, Speaker of the House Paul RYAN - offer differing opinions on the testimony about Trump & protocols.] The issue of the White House tapes discussed.

(Washington: David Muir) The specific issue of Russian meddling into the election introduced. [In response to questions from Senators Richard Burr & Martin Heinrich, COMEY - says he has no doubts about Russian meddling & not being asked what the US should do to prevent it.]

(Washington: David Muir; studio: Brian Ross) The view that the Russians will be back to interfere in the 2018 & 2020 elections discussed.

Reporter(s):
Muir, David;
Thomas, Pierre;
Karl, Jonathan;
Abrams, Dan;
Bruce, Mary;
Ross, Brian
Duration:
00:14:40

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