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ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 01, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The announcement former national security director Michael Flynn has pled guilty in a deal to lying to the FBI about his meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak featured; scenes shown of protesters saying "lock him up"; details given about Flynn's contacts with Russia & the Trump transition team, what he will testify about, his lies prior to the firing of FBI director James Comey . [Senator Mark WARNER, Representative Adam SCHIFF†- comment on Flynn.] [COMEY - testifies about Trump asking the Flynn investigation be dropped.]

(Studio: David Muir) A statement from Flynn quoted & & Flynn's anger at the White House discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The reaction from the surprised White House to the Flynn indictment with Trump evading questions, the role of Flynn in the campaign & the transition examined; a statement from White House lawyer Ty Cobb about Flynn quoted.

(Studio: David Muir, Dan Abrams) The timing problems with Flynn dealing with the Russians, the Logan Act's applicability, the issue of possible criminal activity discussed.

(Studio: David Muir; FBI: Pierre Thomas) The handling of the Flynn plea deal by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller's team & what Flynn & other transition advisers face discussed.

Muir, David;
Ross, Brian;
Karl, Jonathan;
Dan, David Muir,;
Thomas, Pierre

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