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Trump / Comey Firing / A Discussion (Part I) #1110453

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The White House explanations about the timeline of the firing of FBI director James Comey as President Trump became increasingly agitated by the Russia investigation introduced; Trump tweet quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Pamela Brown) The call from Representative Jason Chaffetz for the inspector general to look into the firing of Comey as the Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed national security director Michael Flynn about documents with the FBI investigation going forward, the testimony tomorrow before the Senate Intelligence Committee by acting FBI director Andy McCabe with Comey perhaps testifying next week, where the FBI goes from here amid the turmoil discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Sara Murray) How Comey asked for resources for the Russia investigation, the changing administration explanation of the firing with a new timeline from Trump, who praised Comey during the presidential election campaign, Trump's meeting with the Russian ambassador & foreign minister discussed. [Today, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says the chain of command was circumvented.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Juliette Kayyem, "Washington Post" Abby Phillip, Jeffrey Toobin, Dana Bash, "New York Times" Maggie Haberman & Philip Mudd about Trump & the Comey firing. [TOOBIN, BASH, HABERMAN, MUDD - offer views on how the Russia investigation will fade away when Comey is replaced, Trump's reaction to Comey's testimony, the question of whether it was prudent to fire Comey during the Russia investigation, the administration's handling of the firing.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Brown, Pamela;
Murray, Sara
Duration:
00:16:50

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