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Trump / Comey Firing / Yates Interview (Part II) #1110852

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 re-introduced. The CNN exclusive interview with former acting attorney general Sally Yates, who was also fired by President Trump, continued; Yates' background reviewed. [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - comments on her politics.] [YATES - offer views on how she is not a politician, but a 27-year DOJ worker, what Trump said in "Time," how she was hired as a lawyer, moving to be a prosecutor in the US attorneys office, on learning about the travel ban after her meeting with McGahn while she was acting attorney general, her January 30th decision not to enforce the ban as per the executive order despite knowing this would bring her in conflict with the president, how she learned she was fired, responds to the criticism of her decision, whether she should have resigned, her reaction to Trump's "intent" on the immigration/Muslim ban issue. Other material: [At Yates confirmation hearing, Senator Jeff Sessions questions Yates.] [TRUMP - reads his measures against Islamic terrorists.] [AT hearings, YATES - responds.]
Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson
Duration:
00:14:50

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