CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 16, 2016
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(Washington: Jim Sciutto) Obama's publicly blaming Putin for hacking the US election featured; CIA director John Brennan quoted about Russian motives; details given about ongoing hacking. [OBAMA - says the Russians hacked the DNC & John Podesta so I told Putin directly to cut it out.] Today's President-elect Donald Trump Tweet quoted. The CIA anger that the Trump camp denies the CIA/FBI intelligence view about the hacking & says the CIA is politicized discussed.
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's Angela Rye, former Representative Jack Kingston, "New York Times" Maggie Haberman, Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany, Van Jones & Politico's Eliana Johnson about Obama's press conference, Russian hacking & its importance. [HABERMAN, KINGSTON, RYE, JONES, McENANY - offer views on Obama saying Putin ordered the hack that sets up a point of conflict between Obama & Trump, who believes this is an effort to delegitimize his election, Trump's narrative about the politics, questions about the legitimacy of the election, what the Republicans & Trump need to say.]