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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 13, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Trump's defense of son Donald Trump, Jr., about his meeting with a Russian lawyer to get dirt on Hillary Clinton introduced. [In Paris, TRUMP - says most people would have taken the "opposition research" meeting: it is standard in politics.] The e-mails from publicist Rob Goldstone to Don & his reply quoted & the presence of Jared Kushner & Paul Manafort at the meeting & what makes it uncommon & newsworthy noted. [In response to question at the hearings, FBI nominee Chris WRAY - says any threat to our elections should be referred to the FBI.] [TRUMP - says the Russian lawyer's passport was approved by Attorney General Loretta Lynch.] Who actually authorizes visas stated. What the intelligence community is saying about election interference introduced. [At hearings, several intelligence OFFICIALS - confirm Russian interference.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Paris: Jeff Zeleny) The issue of Russian meddling in all Democratic elections, including in France, the likelihood Trump, Jr., & Paul Manafort will appear before Congress soon, how this issue about his son is on Trump's mind, so he keeps calling it a witchhunt, the status of the relationship between Trump & French President Emmanuel Macron discussed. [TRUMP - speaks about the Paris Accord: we will see what happens, how we discussed Syria & Ukraine.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's "New York Times"'s Charles Blow, RealClearPolitics' Amy Stoddard, Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord & former Bush assistant Scott Jennings about Trump in Paris. [BLOW, JENNINGS, STODDARD, LORD - offer views on Trump's position on the Paris Accord, what Trump is in France for: to build a relationship with an ally, his defense of his son & his continued defiant response, the past involvement of President Jimmy Carter & the Clintons with Russia, what Trump, Jr., should have done & then cooperate with the investigation, the facts about the meeting with a Russian lawyer: he did the wrong thing.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Zeleny, Jeff

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