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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The startling development with the e-mails From publicist Rob Goldstone setting up the meeting of Donald Trump, Jr., with the Russian lawyer who would help his father's campaign examined; Goldstone June 3 & 7, 2016, e-mails about documents that would incriminate Hillary Clinton & Trump's response quoted; details given about the issue of Trump's release of the e-mails & what the "New York Times" said. [On July 24, on ABC, Paul MANAFORT; on Dec 18, 2016, on CBS, Trump adviser Kellyanne CONWAY; Feb. 16, President TRUMP; July 24, TRUMP, Jr. - deny any contact with the Russians.] [Today, voice of deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - reads statement from Trump about his son.] The absence of tweets from President Trump about this story & his frustration the Russia story won't go away discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(New York: Brian Ross) The issue of what President Trump knew about this meeting & when did he know it introduced; photos shown of Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who lobbied against Russian sanctions & met with them at Trump Tower; details given about what Veselnitskaya said today about the meeting.

(Studio: David Muir, Dan Abrams) The legal issues in this matter that could apply to Donald Trump, Jr., & the distinction between "wrong" & "criminal" discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The reaction from Congress to the e-mails released by Trump, Jr., examined. [Two Congress MEMBERS, Senators Chris MURPHY†, Ron WYDEN†, Mark WARNER†, Lindsey GRAHAM, Marco RUBIO - offer views on the Russian matter: whether it is collusion.] [Senator Tim KAINE†- suggests treason.] [Senator Jim INHOFE†- offers denial.] The calls for Trump, Jr., to testify to Congress discussed.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Ross, Brian;
Dan, David Muir,;
Bruce, Mary

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