ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018
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(White House: Jonathan Karl) The reaction of President Trump to the surprise FBI raid on his personal lawyer Michael Cohen & the questions as to whether he can fire special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller examined; details given about Trump's anger with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. [TRUMP - says it is a disgrace what happened: an attack on our country, that Sessions made a mistake.] [In response to reporter's questions, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - affirms Trump can fire Mueller & that the president is clear on his position on the raid.] The Republican message not to fire Mueller noted. [Senators Mitch MCCONNELL, John KENNEDY - oppose firing Mueller.] The debate over whether Trump has the power to fire Mueller discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Studio: Kyra Phillips) The details about the raid on Cohen, what was seized & possible charges about the payoffs to Stormy Daniels & Karen McDougal examined; raid timeline outlined on screen, the legal issues, special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller's role in handing off the investigation to the Justice Department. [On plane, five days ago, TRUMP - denies knowing about the payment.] [March 22, on CNN, McDOUGAL - talks about their relationship.] The nature of the FBI raid looking for evidence discussed.
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