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Trump / Wiretap Claims / Spicer-Acosta Exchange / Rosenberg Interview #1108626

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The claims from President Trump that then-President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the presidential election campaign updated; details given about the news sources Trump & staff are referring to. [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - cites reports.] [Last night on Fox, TRUMP - explains what he meant by "wiretap"; refers to a "New York Times" article about wiretapping; predicts more information will come.] Prior Trump's teases about Obama's citizenship noted. The exchanges between Spicer & CNN's Jim Acosta introduced. [ACOSTA, SPICER - debate over news cherry-picking & it "all being looked at", what Trump meant with the term "wiretap" as general surveillance.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) Spicer's references to news sources about wiretapping, including the "failing" "New York Times," how Trump never admits he was wrong, the term "surveillance" being used instead of "wiretap" discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "New York Times" reporter Matthew Rosenberg†, who wrote the January article referred to by Trump. [ROSENBERG - offer views on the president's theory & the citations for it, how his story did not refer at all to Obama wiretapping Trump, but referred to intelligence on Russia.] [ACOSTA - speculates about what Trump may say tomorrow about wiretap when he meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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