ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 13, 2018
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(No location given: George Stephanopoulos) The ABC News exclusive interview held with former FBI director James Comey. [COMEY - recounts his conversation with President Trump that moved into p.r. mode, how no one asked about what the Russians might do, talks about the Trump involvement with prostitution in Russia in 2013, the Steele dossier, how weird was the briefing, his January 27 meeting at the White House, Trump's wife's worries, the possibility of Trump's involvement with prostitutes.]
(Beirut: David Muir; New York: George Stephanopoulos) Comey's references to Trump's obsessive focus on the dossier issues, how intense was the long interview with Comey, who is determined to set the story straight, discussed.
(Beirut: David Muir) Further coverage of the Comey interview on Sunday noted.
(Beirut: David Muir) Report introduced.
(White House: Cecilia Vega) Trump's reaction to Comey's book examined; tweets calling Comey a "slimeball" & Comey book excerpts quoted & Trump's pardon of Scooter Libby, who was convicted of lying to the FBI, reviewed. [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - calls Comey a leaker.] [Trump adviser Kellyanne CONWAY - calls it immature potspots; comments on Libby.] The criticism from some in the law enforcement community of the Comey tell-all book discussed.