This program is 29 minutes long
(West Palm Beach, Florida: Hallie Jackson) Signs that President Trump is weighing military action in Syria after the sarin gas attack on civilians examined; scenes shown of a Syrian man crying over his dead twins and his wife, and of Trump with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Florida; details given about Trump’s reversal of his view on Syrian President Bashir al-Assad. [TRUMP – says something should happen.] [Secretary of State Rex TILLERSON – says it’s a serious matter and requires a serious response.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM- says if he does nothing it’s going to be Obama on steroids.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(London: Richard Engel) The US military options outlined; details given of concerns about the response from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who backs Syria, and the safety of American troops. [Former Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA- says it could be a matter of hours or days.] The length of the military action discussed.
(White House: Kristen Welker) The infighting in the White House with advisor Steve Bannon, who was ousted from the National Security Council, clashing with President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, featured; scenes shown of Trump with new National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. [TRUMP – says we’ve had one of the most successful 13 weeks in the history of presidents.] ["New York Times" Jeremy PETERS- says this is going to get uglier before it gets better.] [In February, BANNON – criticizes the media.] [Former White House chief of staff Andy CARD- says they’re going to come to recognize who should be playing what position.]
(Capitol: Kasie Hunt) The announcement that Representative Devin Nunes will step aside as chair of the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election due to ethics complaints featured; Nunes statement quoted. [Speaker of the House Paul RYAN – says Nunes wants to make sure this is not a distraction.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI – says Nunes is deeply compromised.] [Senator John McCAIN – says it’s got to be done in a bipartisan fashion and Nunes killed that.] [Representative Adam SCHIFF- says the cloud has been lifted.]
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The drama involving Republicans' use of the Senate "nuclear option" to get Neil Gorsuch nominated to the Supreme Court by changing the rules reviewed. [Senator Mitch McCONNELL- says the opposition is more about the man who nominated him.] [Senator Dick DURBIN- criticizes Republicans for not allowing President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, to have a hearing.] [Senator John McCAIN – says we’ve destroyed 200 years of tradition.] [Georgetown Law Center professor Susan Low BLOCH- says the confirmation process will become more partisan.]
(Irvington, Virginia: Jacob Rascon) The outbreak of severe weather, including dangerous storms and tornados, reviewed; scenes shown of storm damage in Virginia, Washington, DC, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia, a house fire sparked by lightning in Florida, and shattered windows in a Chicago high-rise; map shown. [WOMAN, MAN – comment.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The FDA’s approval for the company 23andMe to market home genetics kits to consumers to test for health conditions featured; details given about how the kits work; FDA warning quoted. [Christine MARKS- explains her decision to test for Alzheimer’s disease.] [Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Robert GREEN- says society is moving toward empowering people with health-related information.]