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Russian Connection / Flynn / ABC Apology #1118356

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 02, 2017
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(Studio: Cecilia Vega) Report introduced.

(White House: David Wright) The reaction of President Trump to former national security director Michael Flynn's guilty plea in the Russia investigation for lying to the FBI examined; details given about the court documents indicating he was directed by transition team members Jared Kushner & K.T. McFarland to contact Russia; e-mails obtained by the "New York Times" quoted. [TRUMP - says "no collusion."] Trump tweet about firing Flynn for lying quoted. [In past, TRUMP -talks about the Flynn resignation.] [FBI director James COMEY - testifies about Trump asking the Flynn investigation be dropped.] The official White House position as stated by attorney Ty Cobb quoted. [Former prosecutor Renato MARIOTTI†- comments on the deal.] [TRUMP - says we'll see what happens.] Flynn's need to continue checking in with special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller's team & a likely sentence for him discussed.

(Studio: Cecilia Vega) A statement from ABC News apologizing for yesterday's special report on the Flynn story by Brian Ross that was not fully vetted quoted.

Vega, Cecilia;
Wright, David

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