This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Martha Raddatz) The signals from President Trump he is weighing military action in Syria after the sarin gas attack on civilians examined; details given about Trump's past opposition to dealing with Syria with his tweet & a statement from Russia quoted. [On plane, TRUMP - says what Syrian President Bashir al-Assad did is terrible & a disgrace to humanity.] [Secretary of State Rex TILLERSON - says Assad's role is uncertain in the future.] [Before, TRUMP - says his attitude about Syria has changed.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - says Trump has to decide.] The military options for the Us outlined on screen. The report a Syrian government aircraft dropped the chemical weapons & the concerns about US troops in Syria discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Studio: Brian Ross) The targets & risks in US actions in Syria examined; scenes shown from the chemical attack; details given about what was targeted in 2013 & the danger of the Russian presence there. [ABC's Steve SIMON, former U.N. weapons inspector Charles DUELFER, Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE- says you hit Unit 450, but civilian areas could be damaged.] What US Ambassdor to U.N. Nikki Haley directed to the Russians discussed.
(West Palm Beach, Florida: Jonathan Karl) The meeting of President Trump with Chinese leader Xi Jinping about the North Korea nuclear issue & the White House shakeup involving adviser Steve Bannon, who has clashed with Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, previewed. [in campaign, three times, TRUMP - criticizes China.] The White House view there will be an agreement with China about jobs & North Korea discussed.
(White House: Cecilia Vega) The sudden move by Representative Devin Nunes to step aside as chair of the House Intelligence Committee of the investigation of Russia collusion in the 2016 election because Nunes is now the subject of an ethics probe examined; details given of his statement the charges are political & the issue about his actions at the White House. [NUNES - avoids responding.] [Earlier, NUNES - explains why he is bothered.] [Representative Adam SCHIFF - responds to Nunes recusing.] Who will succeed Nunes as chair of the committee discussed.
(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The fallout from the Republicans' triggering of the Senate "nuclear option" to get Neil Gorsuch nominated to the Supreme Court by changing the vote examined; details given about the drastic changing of the Senate rules after a Democratic filibuster & the Democratic stance over President Obama's nominee Merrick Garland. [REPUBLICAN, Senators Lindsey GRAHAM, Charles SCHUMER, Senator John McCAIN - comment.] The expectation the Senate will now confirm Gorsuch discussed.
(New York: David Wright) The career of insult comedian Don Rickles, who died, reviewed; comedy clips shown.