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Trump / Russian Connection / Mueller Firing #1120264

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 26, 2018
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The "New York Times" report President Trump moved last June to fire special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller but lawyer Don McGahn refused to order a firing featured; scenes shown of the president in Davos; details given about the Trump view of conflicts of interest for Mueller. [In Davos, TRUMP - says the US is competitive once again.] [TRUMP - calls the "New York Times" story fake news.] [June 12, 2017, NewsMax Media CEO Chris RUDDY†- says Trump is weighing the firing option.] [Aug. 10, TRUMP - denies thinking about it.] [July 19, voice of TRUMP - talks about Mueller & the FBI job.] The push for legislation to prevent the firing of the special counsel discussed.

(Studio: David Muir, Dan Abrams) The link of a plan to fire Mueller to obstruction of justice & how the firing process would have had to involve the attorney general discussed.

Reporter(s):
Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Dan, David Muir,
Duration:
00:04:10

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