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Trump / Comey Firing / Flynn / The Memo / A Discussion (Part I) #1110844

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A report that President Trump asked FBI director James Comey to end the investigation of fired national security director Michael Flynn introduced.

(Washington: Pamela Brown) How Comey documented via a memo his conversations about allegations that Trump asked for the end of the Flynn probe reviewed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Jake Tapper) A source report about the Comey memo from the Feb. 14 meeting after Trump asked others {Attorney General Jeff Sessions & Vice President Mike Pence} to leave the room, how Comey is known for taking detailed notes, the question of tapes of the Trump-Comey conversation discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The response of the White House to this latest Comey matter, how it is a "he said, he said" matter, discussed; White House official denial of Trump asking for the Flynn probe to be ended quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Jeffrey Toobin, law professor Alan Dershowitz, Gloria Borger, Jim Sciutto, David Chalian, Philip Mudd & Laura Coates about the Trump-Comey Feb. 14 meeting. [TRUMP, DERSHOWITZ, GERGEN, BORGER, MUDD, SCIUTTO, COATES - offer views on Trump telling Comey to end the Flynn investigation: if true, obstruction of justice, how the president is in charge of the executive branch & it is not necessarily obstruction, why there likely are not tapes in the White House, how we are in impeachment territory if he tried to impede the investigation, a president under siege, Comey's viewpoint on his conversation with the president, the political question for the Republicans: a level of concern, the issue of impeachable offenses & separation of powers.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Brown, Pamela;
Tapper, Jake;
Acosta, Jim

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