CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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(Washington: Elise Labbat) The issue of FBI director James Comey's memos about his meetings with President Trump, how Comey wants to speak with special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller before testifying examined; details given about the memo indicating Trump asked Comey to back off his investigation of national security director Michael Flynn, who refused to give documents to a House committee. [Senator Jack REED- comments on documents.] [Senators Mark WARNER, Richard BURR - comment on Flynn.] [Tuesday, national intelligence dir. Dan COATS- asks to withhold commenting on the collusion issue.] The documents handed over by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, Trump hiring of personal attorney Mark Kasowitz & the dissatisfaction with former Senator Joe Lieberman as attorney general choice noted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's retired Adm. John Kirby, Jeffrey Toobin, Paul Begala, Politico reporter Matt Nussbaum, law professor Alan Dershowitz, former Trump campaign official Bryan Lanza & Kirsten Powers about Attorney General Jeff Sessions's disclosures. [KIRBY, TOOBIN, POWERS, NUSSBAUM, DERSHOWITZ, LANZA, BEGALA - offer views on Sessions' lack of disclosure: significant or not, the issue of Comey's testimony before Congress that needs to be done in public, the issue of Sessions, Jared Kushner & Flynn about Russian contacts, the questions about Russian hacking in the election & criminality.]
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