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Trump / Comey Hearings / A Discussion #1108652

CNN Evening News for Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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(Washington: Anderson Cooper) The odd White House response to the House Intelligence Committee hearings today featuring FBI director James Comey introduced; President Trump's tweet quoted. [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - says Paul Manafort played a limited role.] [In campaign, twice, TRUMP; Trump adviser Kellyanne CONWAY, SPICER, OTHERS - praise Manafort.]

(Washington: Pamela Brown) The Congressional hearings featured; scenes shown. [COMEY - says the FBI is investigating Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including links between the Trump campaign & the Russian government; states there is no information to back Trump's tweets; answers/evades questions; states sharing details is limited when investigations are stili open.] [National Security Agency dir. Gen. Michael ROGERS - says Britain's GCHQ was not asked to wiretap.] The questions from Representative Trey Gowdy about the leaks noted. How long the FBI investigation into the Russian connection may continue because intelligence is not inclusive discussed.

(Washington: Anderson Cooper; Louisville: Ryan Nobles) How Trump has not mentioned the Washington hearings while speaking in a campaign rally in Louisville, how the Trump staff is not backing down on Trump's claims, what was said about Paul Manafort's limited role in the campaign discussed; scenes shown of Trump speaking. [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - says the hearing is still ongoing: no apology.]

(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's "New Yorker"'s Ryan Lizza, Gloria Borger, David Gergen, Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord, Democrat Paul Begala, former CIA officer Steve Hall, conservative Matt Lewis & Jen Psaki about Trump's White House & Comey; inset video of Trump in Louisville shown. [BORGER, GERGEN, LIZZA, HALL, BORGER, LEWIS, PSAKI - offer views on the cloud over the White House with the FBI confirming an espionage investigation in Comey's testimony, what each sides {Republicans & Democrats} might have done, how Trump's charges against former President Obama was rebuked by his own Justice Department, how this will be a counter-intelligence investigation with something likely behind this, how Comey went far today, whether the American people are really interested in this, possible parallels of the Russian connection to Watergate.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Brown, Pamela;
Nobles, Ryan

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