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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(White House: Jim Acosta) The issue of President Trump's proof that then-President Obama wiretapped his phone at Trump Tower updated. [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - responds to questions about the need for a Congressional committee investigation to adjudicate it; states his job is to represent the president.] [Senators Richard DURBIN, Mitch MCCONNELL - offer views on Trump's wiretap issue.] The White House approach to FBI director James Comey, who raised questions about the bugging, discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The announcement from Representative Devin Nunes we will launch public hearings into wiretapping noted. [In press conference, NUNES - says the press takes Trump too literally.] [In live interview, Senator Richard BLUMENTHAL†- says these statements are surreal: that he is charging he was illegally wiretapped by Obama while Russia cyber attacked our democracy so we need a special prosecutor; adds Trump is no longer a political neophyte; comments on assistant attorney general Rob Rosensstein leading the investigation.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Democrat Jonathan Tasini, Republican Margaret Hoover, "New Yorker"'s Ryan Lizza, Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord, Errol Louis & conservative Matt Lewis about Trump, wiretapping, the investigation. [LIZZA, HOOVER, LORD, TASINI - offer views on what a special prosecutor would be looking at in the Russian connection story, what partisan Democrats are doing, the media playing the "Russian game", should Trump be taken literally.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim
Duration:
00:16:20

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