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Senate Hearings / Russian Connection / Flynn / Yates Testimony / A Discussion (Part I) #1110426

CNN Evening News for Monday, May 08, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Sciutto) The Congressional testimony today from former acting attorney general Sally Yates about the warning she gave the White House about national security adviser Michael Flynn reviewed; details given about her concerns Flynn was in danger of being blackmailed by Russia. [YATES - recounts telling the White House counsel about Flynn's conduct.] [Feb. 14, White House press secretary Sean SPICER - recounts what Yates told us about Flynn, who led the vice president to make misstatements.] [In response to questions from Senator Lindsey Graham, former national intelligence dir. James CLAPPER, YATES - offer views on Trump campaign collusion with the Russians.] [In response to question from Senators Chuck Grassley & Graham, YATES, CLAPPER- deny being an anonymous source or "unmasking".] What we learned today about Russian interference in the 2016 election & Flynn's clearance process discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Tweets from President Trump about Yates quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's with Ryan Lizza, American Urban Radio Network April Ryan, "New York Times" Matthew Rosenberg, Gloria Borger, Jason Miller & Jen Psaki about the Senate hearings. [BORGER, ROSENBERG, RYAN, LIZZA, MILLER, PSAKI - offer views on how today's testimony from Yates & Clapper impacted the Trump administration, what Yates told the White House counsel about Flynn, whether Yates was partisan. the responses of Clapper & Yates about collusion, the issue of why it took 18 days to fire Flynn, what Russian President Vladimir Putin will do again in elections, how there was not a quick decision on Flynn.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Sciutto, Jim

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