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Trump / Russian Connection / Trump, Jr. / Veselnitskaya Interview #1113177

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The defense by President Trump oh his son Don, Jr., for meeting with the Russian lawyer featured; details given from the Ron Goldstone e-mail about the purpose of the meeting {that would include Jared Kushner} : to get documents incriminating Hillary Clinton. [On Fox, TRUMP, Jr. - calls this "opposition research" & he may have met with others from Russia.] What he said in the March 2017 "New York Times" about meeting with Russians quoted. [July 24, 2016, TRUMP, Jr. - calls the charge disgusting.] [In response to Karl's question, deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says we won't discuss security clearances; defends Kushner.] Trump shown in the Oval Office with faith leaders. What Trump said in the Reuters interview about his Germany meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin where he talked about Russian interference in the election discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Terry Moran) The media firestorm over Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who claims she is not interested in politics despite her meeting with Trump, Jr., examined; photos shown of her at Congressional hearings. [in interview, VESELNITSKAYA {thru reporter's translation} says she never had information on Hillary Clinton; comments on the meeting; denies being a government emissary to the Trump campaign.] What she said about being at the hearings discussed.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Moran, Terry

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