CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Washington: Elise Labbot) The protests by members of the State Department against Trump's immigration travel ban & the international reaction to the ban examined; memo quoted. [CNN analyst Tony BLINKEN†- calls this unprecedented.] [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - says they can go.] [Former undersecretary Thomas COUNTRYMAN†- urges the department.] [British home secretary Amber RUDD†- says this is a propaganda opportunity for ISIS.] [Canadian political leader Thomas MULCAIR†- urges the Canadian government to stand up to fascist Trump.] The diplomats' hope Tillerson will deal with the department anxiety about the policy discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The US warning to Iran about a missile test introduced. [National security adviser Gen. Michael FLYNN†- reads statement against Iran.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; State Department: Michelle Kosinski) The latest reaction to Flynn's hardline statement to Iran with a military option not off the table & the response of the President Obama administration discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Trump supporters Jeffrey Lord & Kayleigh McEnany, Democrat Paul Begala, "New York Times" columnist Frank Bruni & Gen. Mark Hertling about Trump, the State Department & Iran. [HERTLING, LORD, BEGALA, McENANY, BRUNI - offer views on the vague, uncoordinated strategy about the press release from Flynn about Iran, the message being sent like that of President Ronald Reagan, what is happening in Ukraine with Russian support, how Trump is governing as he campaigned.]
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