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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 15, 2017
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(Washington ball park: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) The tweet storm from President Trump in response to the "Washington Post" story on the special counsel investigating for obstruction of justice & looking at Jared Kushner's business affairs, Vice President Mike Pence's hiring of his own lawyer introduced & discussed; statement from Kushner counsel Jamie Gorelick, Trump "witch hunt" & "phony story" tweet quoted.

(Washington ball park: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Manu Raju) The Republican reaction to Trump going after special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller examined. [Senators Orrin HATCH, Marco RUBIO, John McCAIN - comment on Trump & the tweets.]

(Washington ball park: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's legal panel Jeffrey Toobin & law professor Alan Dershowitz about Trump, Pence, the special counsel & the Russian investigation. [TOOBIN - offer views on Pence hiring a lawyer, Trump's conversations with FBI director James Comey about national security director Michael Flynn, the significance of the Mueller investigation of Kushner as part of the Russian probe.] [From London, DERSHOWITZ - offer views on "obstruction of justice," the Mueller investigation, the need for new statutes to limit the president's authority as in firing the head of the FBI, how he wants to stand up for civil liberties, not serving as the president's lawyer.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Zeleny, Jeff;
Raju, Manu
Duration:
00:15:50

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