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Trump / Russian Connection / The Meeting / Trump, Jr. / Warner Interview #1113167

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The development with the e-mails From music producer publicist Rob Goldstone setting up the meeting of Donald Trump, Jr., with the Russian lawyer who would help his father's campaign examined; Goldstone June 3, 2016, e-mails about documents that would incriminate Hillary Clinton & Trump, Jr.'s responses quoted. [Feb. 16, President TRUMP; June 27, deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS; Jan. 15, Vice President Mike PENCE; Dec. 18, 2016, Trump adviser Kellyanne CONWAY; Mar. 28, White House press secretary Sean SPICER; July 24, 2016, Donald TRUMP, Jr.  - deny any connections to Russia.] How the e-mails are challenging all those denials, how we don't know if any more is to come out of the story & the administration is quiet outlined. [Today, voice SANDERS - reads statement from Trump about his son.] The timing of statements from Trump noted. [June 7, 2016, Donald TRUMP - promises a major speech on the Clintons.] [On Fox, Donald TRUMP, Jr. - recounts what happened before the "Russiamania," but the meeting went nowhere & my father was not told about it.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The limited White House response to the Russia e-mails issue with some comments from Sanders, Trump's limited public appearances, the e-mail indications of Russian support for the Trump campaign, discussed. [Voice of SANDERS - says the president is frustrated with this {Russian} issue.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Evan Perez) How the special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller did not know about this meeting & e-mail interactions until recently, Jared Kushner 's second amendment to his security forms to include this meeting with the Russian lawyer discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with Senator Mark Warner about the Trump, Jr., meeting & the e-mails. [WARNER - says there is clear evidence of a Russian government effort to downgrade Hillary Clinton & help Trump, so these e-mails are critical in election interference; comments on Kushner's role, the need not to take help from a foreign government: not just a rookie mistake.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim;
Perez, Evan
Duration:
00:19:30

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