CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
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(White House: Sara Murray) The background to the resignation of national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn over his calls to the Russian ambassador about sanctions examined; details given about the timeline of the earlier defense on Flynn by the administration, Republican calls for an investigation into Trump's ties to Russia. [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - says it was about eroded trust; states Trump was decisive about reviewing the situation.] [Trump adviser Kellyanne CONWAY - says the situation became unsustainable.] What is known about Flynn's calls with the Russian ambassador, his cooperation with the FBI & Flynn's "forgetting" details discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Pamela Brown) The FBI's investigation of Flynn as part of Trump's ties to Russia that led to briefings with the President Obama White House & Justice Department's Sally Yates discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Recent interview held with Democratic Representative Steny Hoyer about the matter of an investigation of Flynn. [HOYER - says a Congressional investigation is needed despite the Flynn resignation; speculates about whether laws were broken leading to a compromised position with Russia; states transcripts of Flynn's conversation with the ambassador should be made public & there are questions about Trump & the facts.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's conservative Matt Lewis, Democrat Paul Begala, "New Yorker"'s Ryan Lizza, Trump supporters Kayleigh McEnany & Jeffrey Lord about Flynn. [LIZZA - offer views on Republicans conceding the investigation should be pursued, the question of Flynn's denials to the administration.]
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