CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
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(Studio: John Berman) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pamela Brown) The report Attorney General Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from any investigation into the talks between President Trump's staffers & the Russians after he failed to disclose two meetings with the Russian ambassador reviewed; details given about their two meetings, his denial at confirmation hearings of communications with the Russians, his denials last night. [SESSIONS - denies being part of a continuous exchange of information with the Russian government; comments on the allegations Trump surrogates have met with Russian officials.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI, Senators Charles SCHUMER - call for Sessions' resignation.] Other examples of attorneys general recusing themselves from cases discussed.
(Studio: John Berman; White House: Jim Acosta) A statement from Trump about Sessions, the illegal leaks & a witchhunt, the information that Jared Kushner & Michael FLynn had meetings with the Russian ambassador & the administration's needs to get this information out discussed.
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's John King, Gloria Borger & Carl Bernstein about the Russian connection. [KING, BORGER, BERNSTEIN - offer views on the Washington playbook for dealing with these kinds of things that are worrying the Republicans: how you get it out yourself, how the story is changing so the White House needs to put out a complete list of meetings with the Russian ambassador, Sessions' current recollections of his meetings, the Republican platform change on Ukraine, the role of Sessions in the campaign & later in the same investigation, thus a special prosecutor is needed.] Other material: [July 16, 2016, on ABC, TRUMP - says he was not involved in the Republican platform softening on Ukraine.]