CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
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(Atlanta: Drew Griffin) The controversy over President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general Senator Jeff Sessions examined; details given about his Alabama federal court nomination in 1986 over racial remarks. [In '86 hearings, SESSIONS - denies being racist.] [In 2009, SESSIONS - says those were false charges.] [Former Justice Department lawyer Gerald HEBERT- says Sessions had "gross racial insensitivities" then & has never apologized.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's political strategist Angela Rye & former Judiciary Committee chief counsel William smith about Sessions. [SMITH, RYE - offer views on Sessions' racial behavior, what he said about the NAACP; bicker about Sessions.]
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