CNN Evening News for Monday, May 15, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The reaction from the White House to the "Washington Post" story, Trump's campaign charges that Hillary Clinton leaked classified information, the spin in the denial statements discussed. [National security adviser Gen. H.R. McMASTER - calls the story false in statement clarifying what happened with the Russians.] Statements from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson & deputy national security adviser Dina Powell about what was discussed quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Evan Perez) The kind of information that could put people inside Islamic states at risk, how Trump regards Russia as NOT an adversary while Russia props up Syrian President Bashir al-Assad discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Steve Hall, Gen. Mark Hertling, Philip Mudd, Adm. John Kirby, lawyer Laura Coates, Jim Sciutto & law professor Alan Dershowitz about Trump & the Russians. [SCIUTTO, DERSHOWITZ, HALL, HERTLING, MUDD, KIRBY - offer views on the reaction to the Russians receiving classified information about intelligence sharing with allies, how, if true, this is the most serious of charges ever against a president & what must need to be done, the impact this will have on allied intelligence relationships, the leak to the "Washington Post" that creates problems, the damage control, what "code word" information means, the two mistakes by the president & McMaster, who was not honest with us, how Russia is in an opposing position in Syria.]