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Trump / Wiretap Claims / A Discussion (Part I) #1108549

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 17, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Manu Raju) The Justice Department claim that there is nothing to support the claim of President Trump that then-President Obama wiretapped him with Representative Devin Nunes quoted discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The 13 days of the wiretap dance with Trump reaffirming the wiretap while with visitng German Chancellor Angela Merkel introduced. [With Merkel, TRUMP - says we were both wiretapped.] How White House press secretary Sean Spicer embraced an unproven allegation that the British GCHQ wiretapped Trump Tower for President Obama & the denial from Britain of the idea noted. [SPICER - says Obama used GCHQ.] Spicer's view we were reporting on media reports quoted. [TRUMP - says we quoted a talented lawyer on Fox.] [Fox News Shepard SMITH - denies any wiretapping of the president.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Kirsten Powers, "New York Times" Maggie Haberman, Trump supporters Alice Stewart & Jeffrey Lord about the wiretap claims & investigation. [HABERMAN, STEWART, POWERS, LORD - offer views on Trump's belief that there was some surveillance & that Spicer is reading untrue reports about an ally {Britain}, that the facts have been distorted & that is a problem for Trump, that Trump accused Obama of wiretapping, defending Trump, the debate over what the "New York Times" stories said.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Raju, Manu

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