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ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) President Trump's tweets suggesting to Russia about a missile strike on Syria while the Russia investigation weighs on him featured; Trump tweets taunting Russia quoted. [Four times in the past, TRUMP - says he won't telegraph a strike.] [In response to reporter's question, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - defends the president's options; blames the investigation for part of the bad blood with Russia.] [April 9, TRUMP - comments on the witchhunt.] The issue of firing special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller & deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein noted & a bipartisan effort to pass legislation to protect Muller discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) What a smart missile attack on Syria would mean previewed; map of warships near Syria shown. [Secretary of Defense Gen. James MATTIS - cites military options; states Russia moved the chemical weapons.] [Retired USMC Col. Stephen GANYARD†- says an impression will have to be made on Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.] Images of unexploded barrel bombs in Syria shown. Syria's repositioning of its military discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Beirut: James Longman) The questions about a Russian response to a US missile strike in Syria examined.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Raddatz, Martha;
Longman, James

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