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White House / Taping / Trump / Brinkley Interview #1110624

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 12, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Brian Todd) A look at presidents recording conversation at the White House in light of whether President Trump is doing so examined; details given about Presidents Lyndon Johnson & Richard Nixon with taped excerpts played. [Nixon Presidential Library former dir. Timothy NAftali†- explains how Alexander Butterfield told about the White House taping system in 1973.] [In 1980, NIXON - explains he should have burned the tape.] [Former FBI chief of staff James GAGLIANO†- says the FBI does not tape.] The call from Hose Democrats for the White House to turn over any tapes noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with historian David Brinkley about White House taping. [BRINKLEY - reviews the reasons for Nixon's taping; believes Trump is bluffing about taping, how Nixon's taping system was a secret; calls this week "strange" re: Russia.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Todd, Brian

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