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Trump / Russian Connection / Trump, Jr. / Gorka Interview #1113191

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Tweets from President Trump about business at the White House, about Donald Trump, Jr., on Fox News, "fake news" coverage quoted. [Tuesday, on Fox, TRUMP, Jr. - talks about doing "opposition research" with the Russian meeting.] [At Senate hearings, in response to question from Senator Lindsey Graham, FBI nominee Chris WRAY - says the FBI is not on a witchhunt.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Dana Bash) The Trump view that anything with "Russia" attached is an attempt to delegitimize his election victory, including his son taking a meeting with someone connected to the Russian government, his support of his son for taking the meeting, the impact of this matter on the "vibe" within the White House, how the White House does not care about "optics," Trump's continuing to tweet to reach his audience discussed. Other material: [Voice of deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says the president wants to focus on his agenda.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live contentious discussion held with deputy assistant to President Trump Sebastian Gorka about White House matters. [GORKA - denies there is a bunker mentality in the White House whereas we are pushing the agenda; criticizes the media: all about ratings & money; backs Don Jr.'s transparency about the Russia media; restates it is bogus; explains the Russia meeting.] Other material: [In hearings, in response to questions from Senator Lindsey Graham, FBI director nominee Chris WRAY - says if you get a call from a representative of a foreign government, "call the FBI."]

Cooper, Anderson;
Bash, Dana

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