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Trump / Russian Connection / Comey Testimony / King Interview #1111498

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 08, 2017
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(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Former FBI director James Comey's testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee today about his relationship with President Trump & the Russian investigation with "obstruction of justice" defined introduced. [Senator James RISCH, COMEY - offer differing opinions on the words used by President Trump: was it a "direction."] [Senator Mark WARNER, COMEY - offer views on Attorney General Jeff Sessions leaving the room leaving Comey alone with Trump with "something big about to happen."]

(Washington: Anderson Cooper, Jim Sciutto) What happened in the classified session where Comey told senators there may have been a third undisclosed meeting {April 2016} between Sessions & the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the format of the prior day's statement, his use today of "lies," why he leaked his memos discussed. [COMEY - says Sessions was going to recuse himself from the Russian investigation.] [COMEY - explains he documented {memos} the meeting because of concerns of lies.]

(Washington: Anderson Cooper; White House: Sara Murray) The limited response from Trump about the Comey testimony, the view he feels vindicated, the questioning of Comey's credibility about several matters, the White House claim Trump is not a liar discussed. [Trump attorney Marc KASOWITZ†- says the president never sought to impede the investigation, that Comey leaked memos of privileged conversations.]

(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Senator Angus King about the Comey testimony with questions from the anchor & CNN panelists Jeffrey Toobin, David Axelrod, Dana Bash, Carl Bernstein, law professor Jonathan Turley. [In hearings, KING - questions Comey about the Trump-Comey dinner & phone calls.] [Live, in-studio, KING - comments on his Thomas Beckett quote, how our committee is a fact-finding committee, the Oval Office moment in which Trump cleared the room to speak to Comey alone, how Comey shared information with the FBI, if not the attorney general, the issues of White House tapes & Comey's credibility based on the memos, the plans for closed hearings with intelligence officials Dan Coats & Mike Rogers, the role of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Comey's firing, the issue of obstruction of justice, which will be handled by the special counsel, the issue of "collusion" {with the Russians}, the issue of Comey's memos, how Comey indicated Trump never asked questions about Russian meddling in the election.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Jim, Anderson Cooper,;
Murray, Sara

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