CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 07, 2017
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(Capitol Hill: Brianna Keilar) The contentious Senate hearings in which the intelligence chiefs declined to answer questions about President Trump & the Russia investigation reviewed; scenes shown from the hearings with questions from Senators Mark Warner, Martin Heinrich, Angus King & Richard Burr. [NSA director Adm. Mike ROGERS, national intelligence director Dan COATS - say they have never been directed to do anything illegal or inappropriate; refuse to answer committee questions.] The issue of executive privilege 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 testimony from Rogers & Coats. [TOOBIN, RYAN, BERNSTEIN, MUDD, AXELROD, MILLER, BEGALA, HAM - offer views on their refusal to answer questions from Congress, their contempt for Congress in their attitude, a defense of their refusal to answer, the need for government secrets, where the Russian investigation goes from here, including the "collusion" issue.]