CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 07, 2017
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(Washington: Phil Mattingly) The preliminary testimony from former FBI director James Comey before his public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his dealings with President Trump reviewed; statement quoted about what Trump told Comey that he put in his memos about national security director Michael Flynn, asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prevent his direct communications with Trump, what Trump said about "loyalty," having informed Trump he was not a direct target of the Russian investigation. [May 11, TRUMP - says Comey said he was not under investigation.] The reaction from Trump's lawyer & the RNC that the seven pages vindicates the president & what senators want out of tomorrow's testimony discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Paul Begala, Jason Miller, Mary Katharine Ham, Jeffrey Toobin, April Ryan, Carl Bernstein, David Axelrod & Philip Mudd about the Comey testimony & Trump. [TOOBIN, HAM, BERNSTEIN, RYAN. AXELROD, MILLER, BEGALA, MUDD - offer views on the obstruction of justice issue with Trump wanting Comey alone to get the Flynn investigation to go away, that Comey told Trump he was not under investigation, how this evidence is "devastating" to the president, how we need more facts, the Trump-Comey meetings, the Trump-Flynn relationship, the obstruction of justice issue, the "loyalty" issue, the president & tweeting, Miller-Ryan bicker over the media role, how the real issue is whether Congress will decide to investigate the president.]