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Trump / Russian Connection / A Discussion (Part I) #1111233

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Trump's claims that stories about the Russian connection come from fake news media reviewed; Trump tweet quoted; details given about Trump's past use of pseudonyms to plant fake news in newspapers & his past use of "source" reports. [In response to questions about back channels & Russians, White House press secretary Sean SPICER - comments on two issues: "discredited" source.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) Reports that former national security director Michael Flynn will provide some documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee with Boris Epshteyn† & Trump attorney Michael Cohen, the embattled mood in the White House as illustrated by Spicer, how stories are branded fake news discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Dana Bash) Intelligence reports that some Russians talked about having leverage over Trump's presidential election campaign inner circle, but how Russian claims could be inflated/disinformation, the White House reaction to "false" claims discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's conservative Matt Lewis, "New Yorker" reporter Ryan Lizza, "New York Times" Maggie Haberman, Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord, Democrat Jennifer Granholm & Steve Hall about Trump & the Russian connection. [HABERMAN, HALL, LIZZA, LEWIS, LORD, GRANHOLM - offer views on questions about the president's financial holdings, the veracity of reports from Russians, the Russian view of Trump, the businessman, the baffling Jared Kushner back story on secret communications/back channels with the Russians, including a banker & an ambassador, how this is overblown: see other presidents doing the same thing with Russia, serial coverups: what is underneath.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim;
Bash, Dana
Duration:
00:16:10

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