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Trump / Russian Connection / FBI / Prigozhin #1121061

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 18, 2018
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(West Palm Beach: Kelly O'Donnell) President Trump'S blaming of the Florida school shooting on the FBI investigation of Russia, the Friday indictment of 13 Russians for spreading discord in the 2016 election & his collusion denials examined; Trump tweets quoted. [NBC terrorism analyst Malcolm NANCE†- calls for defensive measures to secure the 2018 election.] [Representative Adam SCHIFF, Senator Chris COONS†- characterize the indictments.] Trump's criticism of his notional security adviser H.R. McMaster noted.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Richard Engel) The indictment of "Putin's chef" oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin† for his role in trying to sway the 2016 presidential election examined; details given about Prigozhin's background, including running a disinformation factory that was based on stolen identities. [Russian investigative journalist Andrei SOLDATOV†- comments on the campaign.]

Holt, Lester;
O'Donnell, Kelly;
Engel, Richard

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