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Trump / Russian Connection / The Meeting / Trump, Jr. / Sekulow Interview (Part I) #1113300

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jul 14, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) That others were in the room with Donald Trump, Jr., & the Russian lawyer examined; details given from e-mails indicating Trump meet a Russian government lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya with dirt of Hillary Clinton & about lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin†, as well as Paul Manafort & Jared Kushner & publicist Rob Goldstone, who set it up, being there. [On Tuesday, on Fox, TRUMP, Jr. - says "this is everything" & they are dragging out the story: i will be transparent; downplays meeting with anyone from Russia.] What Trump, Jr., said on July 8 about the meeting about adoption quoted. [On Wednesday, Trump lawyers Jay SEKULOW, Sebastian GORKA, MAN, Trump adviser Kellyanne CONWAY - cite Don's transparency.] The impact of this whole matter on Republicans noted. [Representative Trey GOWDY†- offer views on the drip drip drip undermining the administration's credibility.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Jim Sciutto) The participants in the June 2016 meeting & how the Trump explanations downplaying the meeting don't hold up, the characterization from the lobbyist about the meeting discussed; photos shown of the eight: Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, Don, Jr., Russians Veselnitskaya, Akhmetshin, Goldstone, a translator & a representative of the Agalarov family.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with President Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow about the meeting. [From Nashville, SEKULOW - offer views on how Don, Jr., put out all the e-mails, how no laws are being violated, thus nothing much happened at the meeting, which was short & not of substance, how President Trump was not aware of the meeting & did not participate.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Sciutto, Jim

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