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Special Counsel #1111032

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) How President Trump today explained his firing of FBI director James Comey featured. [At press conference, TRUMP - says Comey was unpopular & deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein recommended it.] [Last week, on NBC, TRUMP - says he was going to fire Comey regardless.] [Last week, several times each, Vice President Mike PENCE, deputy press secretary Saran Huckabee SANDERS, Trump adviser Kellyanne CONWAY - say Trump accepted the recommendation of Rosenstein.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Sara Murray) The reaction of Trump to a special counsel, the view of his allies & staffers to the move, Trump's latest tweets in which he still looks back discussed. [TRUMP - calls it a witchhunt: no collusion with the Russians.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) The new horizon in Washington with a special counsel with Trump's need to hire a team of lawyers discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Phil Mattingly) The senators' meeting with Rosenstein about the Comey firing, the Congressional reaction to the hiring of former FBI director Robert Mueller†, how the Congressional agenda is slowed, the ongoing Congressional investigations, the Comey memo & perhaps testimony discussed. [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - comments on the Mueller criminal investigation.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) The new "New York Times" article by Michael Schmidt on Trump & Comey & the investigation quoted, the issue of Trump trying to influence Comey & the realities of the White House discussed; scenes shown of Trump & Comey together.

Cooper, Anderson;
Murray, Sara;
Zeleny, Jeff;
Mattingly, Phil

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