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Trump / Russian Connection / Comey Testimony / Tapes / Swalwell Interview / A Discussion #1111506

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jun 09, 2017
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(Studio: John Berman; White House: Jim Acosta) The House Intelligence Committee order for the White House to turn over any tapes from the White House meeting of President Trump with FBI director James Comey by June 23, Trump's agreement to testify under oath, his denial he asked Comey to shut down the investigation of national security director Michael Flynn discussed. [TRUMP - says no collusion, no obstruction; Comey's a leaker & he would speak under oath.]

(Studio: John Berman) Earlier interview held with Representative Eric Swalwell about the House request for the White House tapes. [SWALWELL - says he does not know what to believe about what Trump says: we want to move forward & he may have been deceitful about tapes; states former FBI director special counsel Robert Mueller should seek to hear from the president; indicates other people were involved in earlier Trump-Comey matters.]

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's Kirsten Powers, former Bush aide Scott Jennings, Maria Cardona, Carl Bernstein, attorney Laura Coates, law professor Elizabeth Foley about Trump, Comey & the White House tapes. [FOLEY, JENNINGS, BERNSTEIN, POWERS - offer views on if the tapes exist why the delay in turning them over with executive privilege a possible legal issue, how Trump is engaged in a "scorched-earth battle" against Comey & is playing to his base, how Trump is like an adolescent in not answering questions: he is "gaslighting."]

Berman, John;
Acosta, Jim

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