CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Phil Mattingly) The limited reaction of Congress to the latest bombshell developments involving President Trump, the letter to the FBI from Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz requesting any memos of the conversations between Trump & FBI director James Comey, what is being said about the need for Comey's public testimony, how every day is "crazy" discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Senator Richard Blumenthal. [BLUMENTHAl - offer views on an unfolding obstruction of justice case against Trump for calling for Comey to end the investigation so an independent prosecutor is needed, the need for Comey to testify because there is a constitutional crisis pitting Congress against the president with possible collusion with the Russians, who were interfering in the election.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, David Gergen, Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord, Paul Begala, conservative Matt Lewis & Kirsten Powers about Trump & Comey & the memo on Feb. 14. [LORD, TOOBIN, LEWIS, BEGALA, POWERS - offer views on the issue of the accuracy of the narrative in a "media circus," the timeline for Trump & Comey, how "all the roads lead to Russia." what needs to be subpoenaed, how Trump is trying to stop the investigation.] Other material: [At hearings, acting FBI director Andy McCABE - assures Comey's files were secured after he was fired.]