‘This Week’ Transcript 12-3-17: Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Adam Schiff

ANNOUNCER: THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS starts right now.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: The Russia investigation reaches the White House.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you feel you betrayed your country?

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STEPHANOPOULOS: Special Counsel Robert Mueller closes in on the president and his inner circle with a guilty plea from Michael Flynn. What information did Flynn give up to get his deal? Was he speaking with Russia at the president’s direction? Will his testimony incriminate the president and others in the White House? All the fallout from Mueller’s latest move with our legal experts and the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

Plus…

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MIKE PENCE, VICE PRESIDENT: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as amended is passed.

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STEPHANOPOULOS: The president one step closer to his biggest win yet.

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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: We passed, in the history of the country, the largest tax cuts, and reform.

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STEPHANOPOULOS: As Senate Republicans pass that 479-page plan.

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SEN. RON WYDEN (D), OREGON: The American people have a right to know what is in this proposal.

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STEPHANOPOULOS: Who will benefit? Who gets burned? What does it mean for the wealthy, the middle class, the deficit, and our economy? And will the GOP pay a price or get a boost with voters? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joins us live. We’ll break down the politics, smoke out the spin, the facts that matter THIS WEEK.

ANNOUNCER: From ABC News, it’s THIS WEEK. Here now, chief anchor George Stephanopoulos.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Good morning. For President Trump Friday must have felt like a scene straight out of Dickens. “The best of times,” Senate Republicans delivered Trump’s biggest victory yet, passing the tax vote with two votes to spare. “The worst,” just hours before when the White House learned from TV reports that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had cut a deal with Robert Mueller.

It was the most seismic move yet in the Russia investigation. Never before has a special counsel reached so deep into a White House so early in a president’s term. The big ANNOUNCER: THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS starts right now.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: The Russia investigation reaches the White House.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you feel you betrayed your country?

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