CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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(Washington: Pamela Brown) The report the FBI will not pursue charges against resigned national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn, the conversations of Trump officials with Russians with a denial from Paul Manafort quoted, reviewed. [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - answers questions about Russian contacts during the campaign.] What the FBI & intelligence is investigating about Trump-Russia contacts during the presidential election campaign discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The questions about how Vice President-elect Mike Pence came to be lied to by Flynn about his call with the Russian ambassador, how Pence was kept in the dark & learned about the matter from the media, how the president backed Flynn after firing him & blamed the media discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Kirsten Powers, "The Federalist" writer Mary Katharine Ham, David Axelrod & Carl Bernstein about Trump & the Russians. [POWERS, HAM, BERNSTEIN, AXELROD - offer views on Pence not being told, Trump blaming the media & the leaks, what Trump knew about campaign contacts with the Russians.]
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