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Trump / "New York Times" Letter / Obama #1129775

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 07, 2018
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The order from President Trump for the Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions to find who wrote the critical op-ed in the "New York Times" about him featured; excerpts from the essay quoted; details given about a suspects list & the theme from Bob Woodward's book about insiders protecting the country from Trump. [On Air Force One, TRUMP - wants Jeff to investigate for national security reasons; denies Gary Cohen ever took a memo from his desk; states we have a smooth-running White House.] [In speech, TRUMP - calls the writer an anonymous, gutless coward; asks if it is treason; blames possible impeachment on not voting.] What the Justice Department could do about any investigation & a statement from the "New York Times" defending the First Amendment discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Terry Moran) A speech from former President Obama aiming at the president featured. [OBAMA - speaks out about Trump capitalizing on resentments, how democracy should work.] [TRUMP - says he fell asleep during Obama's speech.] Obama's plans to speak while campaigning for the midterm elections discussed.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Moran, Terry

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