This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Jonathan Karl) Breaking news on a chemical attack in the war in Syria featured; scenes shown of the victims of a sarin gas attack by the government. [MAN - comments on the gas attacks.] White House statement blaming the weak past administration quoted. [May 2015, President OBAMA - says Syrian President Bashir al-Assad gave up his chemical weapons.] [TRUMP - says he is not president of the world: America first.] [Last week, Secretary of State Rex TILLERSON - says the people will decide Assad's status.] Tillerson's harsher line against Assad today discussed.
(White House: Cecilia Vega) The response of Obama national security adviser Susan Rice to Republican charges that she "unmasked" President Trump's associates who were swept up in surveillance featured; details given about Rice "unmasking" by seeking to know names in the surveillance. [On MSNBC, RICE - denies Obama officials used intelligence for political purposes; states to assess reports officials need to be named; asserts she leaked nothing; denies Trump was surveilled.] Tweet from Senator Rand Paul quoted. [RAND - says someone in Obama's administration was eavesdropping.] The issue of Rice testifying discussed.
(Studio: Brian Ross) The questions as to whether Russian spies tried to recruit candidate Donald Trump's foreign policy adviser Carter Page to work for them examined; details given from FBI documents, how he gave a speech at a Moscow university. [Today, PAGE - says any information he gave them was immaterial.] FBI awareness that Russia tried to recruit Page who was connected to the Trump campaign discussed.
(Capitol Hill : Mary Bruce) A new effort by President Trump's administration to repeal & replace Obamacare by striking a deal with the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus in Congress examined; details given about possible changes to pre-existing conditions & ACA required services provisions. [Nov. 2015, TRUMP - backs pre-conditions.] [Speaker of the House Paul RYAN - says this is the conceptual stage.] The same balancing act now for Republicans discussed.
(Studio: David Muir; New York: Rob Marciano) The weather forecast for storms in Oklahoma moving east through the South up to Ohio discussed; weather maps shown.
(New York: Linsey David) A new lawsuit against Fox News claiming sexual harassment by Bill O'Reilly leading to the pulling of ads from his show examined; details given about claims Fox & O'Reilly paid five women in millions financial settlements. [Former Fox contributor Dr. Wendy WALSH- explains what O'Reilly did.] O'Reilly & Fox statements quoted.