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Trump / Russian Connection / "Washington Post" #1112198

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jun 23, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The "Washington Post" story about Russian President Vladimir Putin's involvement in Russian meddling in the 2016 election & the limits to the response of President Obama' administration introduced; details given about how Trump & company won't refer to Russian hacking. [On CNN, Trump adviser Kellyanne CONWAY - says there is no evidence of collusion & the election was not changed: that CNN is aiding/abetting the Russian "nonsense."] [With White House sketches by Bill Hennessy, voice of White House press secretary Sean SPICER - comments on concerns about the election.] [July 27, Sept. 26, Oct. 10, 2016, TRUMP - offer views on hacking by Russia or others, WikiLeaks.] [In June 5, hearing, FBI director James COMEY; June 13, Attorney General Jeff SESSIONS - say they received no briefing on the Russians & the election.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Sara Murray) The White House letter response about Comey recordings that basically quotes Trump's tweets, what Spicer said about Trump's view of the meddling & his defense of the off-camera briefings discussed,

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with "Washington Post" reporter Adam Entous about Russian meddling in the election. [ENTOUS - explains why this is the crime of century: to benefit policymakers by leaking e-mails to WikiLeaks to influence the election, that there is evidence from CIA intelligence of Putin's involvement; notes the high level of Russian intervention; states there is no effort from the White House or Congress to take action on the meddling issue; offer views on the Obama officials' view that more should have been done after seeing all the intelligence.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Murray, Sara

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