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Trump / Russian Connection / Brennan / A Discussion (Part I) #1110997

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Trump's hiring a lawyer to deal with Russian matters, the Senate Intelligence Committee's subpoenas for national security director Michael Flynn's documents noted.

(Washington: Jessica Schneider) The testimony from former CIA director John Brennan that Donald Trump campaign associates were in touch with the Russians reviewed; scenes shown. [BRENNAN - states he does not know about "collusion," but further investigation is needed; outlines what he told the Russians about the US election, but there are unresolved questions about people working for the Russians unwitting or not.] Reports Trump asked national intelligence director Dan Coats & NSA director Michael Rogers to deny evidence of ties between Russia & the Trump campaign noted. [At hearings, COATS - says a public comment is not appropriate.] [Senator Mark WARNER - questions Flynn's blanket immunity.] The fact that former Trump campaign manage Paul Manafort turned over documents discussed

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Ryan Lizza, Jen Psaki & Jason Miller about Trump & the Russian connection. [GERGEN, LIZZA, MILLER, PSAKI - offer views on how Brennan will be smeared as an Obama lackey, but his theory is Trump people were duped into cooperating, the lack of evidence against Trump, the role of a CIA director, like Brennan, to gather information.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Schneider, Jessica

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