CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 09, 2017
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(New York: Jim Acosta) The legal questions about President-elect Donald Trump's naming of son-in-law Jared Kushner as a special adviser with Ivanka not taking on a position inside the administration at this time, the questions about Russian hacking into the US presidential election, the cabinet confirmation hearings reviewed; Trump Tweet quoted. [Incoming White House chief of staff Reince PRIEBUS, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne CONWAY - offer views on hacking & the election.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM- reacts.] The reaction of Senator Chuck Schumer to Senator Mitch McConnell's position about the vetting of candidates noted. [SCHUMER, McCONNELL - comment.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(White House: Jeff Zeleny) The response from Trump to what actress Meryl Streep said at the Golden Globes award show examined; Trump Tweets critical of Streep quoted; details given about Trump & the current culture wars. [STREEP - recalls the moment when he imitated a disabled reporter: it was real life.] Nov. 15 image of Trump mocking a "New York Times" reporter, Serge Kovaleski, shown. Trump & the celebrities who backed President Obama discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's conservative Matt Lewis, Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany, former Governor Jennifer Granholm & Kirsten Powers about Trump & Streep. [POWERS, GRANHOLM, McENANY, LEWIS - offer views on Trump Tweeting about Streep, an icon of the left, how Trump attacks back, the reaction of middle America to Streep/Hollywood.]