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Russian Connection / Russian Indictments #1121009

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 17, 2018
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(Parkland, Florida: Jose Diaz Balart) Report introduced.

(West Palm Beach: Kelly O'Donenll) The reaction of President Trump to the charges from special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller against 13 Russians for meddling in the 2016 election to help Trump win reviewed; tweets quoted; details given about Russians using social media postings. [National security advisor H.R. McMASTER†- comments on the evidence of meddling.] [Nov. 11, 2017, Sept. 26, 2016, TRUMP - downplays a Russian meddling role.] [Representative Jerrold NADLER†- compares this to if FDR did nit react to Japan.]

(Munich: Bill Neely) The Russian response to the indictments examined; details given about what foreign minister Sergey Lavrov† said, how the indictments tie in oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin†, who is known as Putin's chef. [Former Vice President Joe BIDEN - says the Russians "have no damn right."] The Russian goal of sowing discord in the US political system noted.

Balart, Jose Diaz;
O'Donenll, Kelly;
Neely, Bill

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