CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 03, 2017
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(Washington: Pamela Brown) The testimony by FBI director James Comey about his decision to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mail that may have swayed the 2016 election featured; details given of questions to Comey from Representative Nancy Pelosi, Senators Chris Coons, John Kennedy. [COMEY - explains the background to his decision about the e-mails without considering political fortunes, questions the Justice Department leadership & what he said to the attorney general about his July press conference; comments on how Clinton e-mails got on Anthony Weiner's computer forwarded their by Clinton aide Huma Abedin.] The coming hearing with former acting attorney general Sally Yates & James Clapper about Russia influencing the 2016 election with former national security adviser Susan Rice declining to appear discussed.
(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gregory, Dana Bash, Abby Phillip, Gloria Borger, Jason Miller, Paul Begala & Philip Mudd about Comey's testimony. [BEGALA, MILLER, GREGORY, BORGER, MUDD - offer views on Comey's actions involving himself into the election, Comey's interference in politics in the Hillary Clinton matter: don't charge, don't talk after he cleared Hillary in July, Trump & the Russian connection, what Comey said about the attorney general, how Comey is not the moral voice for America by talking about Clinton in July.]