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CNN Evening News for Monday, Jul 17, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Conflicting accounts out of the White House about the meeting Donald Trump, Jr., had with the Russian lawyer introduced; President Trump's tweet today about the meeting twice quoted. [At press briefing, voice of White House press secretary Sean SPICER - says the discussion was about adoption & the Magnitsky Act.] The Don Jr. e-mails released last week about dirt on Hillary Clinton recalled. [On Tuesday, TRUMP, Jr. - says it was "opposition research."] [In response to reporter question, Senator Susan COLLINS; Senator Lindsey GRAHAM; three CONGRESSMEN; on Wednesday, FBI nominee Chris WRAY - offer views on taking a meeting with someone linked to a foreign government.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Pamela Brown) The 8th unnamed person at the meeting last June, who was a representative of the Agalarov family, the question of when Don Jr. will testify before Congress, the various statements & explanations about the meeting discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Senator Ron Wyden about the meeting story. [WYDEN - offer views on how there are so many different versions of the story: "lather, rinse & repeat," President Trump's current "so what" view, on Jared Kushner's security clearance issue: he should not keep it.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Christine Quinn & Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord about the meeting issue. [GERGEN, LORD, QUINN - offer views on the Trump view of adding on a tissue of lies, the need for a clear position, a perspective on foreign nationals like "Dreamers," the president's argument that everyone would have taken this meeting, whether past presidents have done something similar, the president & moral leadership, Trump & the Republicans.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Brown, Pamela

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