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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 20, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The reaction to the remarks by President Trump in his "New York Times" interview about special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller introduced. [Senator Chuck GRASSLEY - says the attorney general has to be independent.] Republican Representative Mike Simpson on the administration as a distraction quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) The White House struggle to explain Trump's comments about Attorney General Jeff Sessions because he recused himself despite Sessions being a loyal soldier in the presidential election campaign & what Trump said about his family finances & having the option to fire Mueller discussed. [Today, SESSIONS - says he plans to continue.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The veiled warning to Mueller noted. [Voice of deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says the focus of the Russia investigation should be election meddling, but this is not a threat about Mueller & Trump family finances.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Bloomberg reporter Greg Farrell about the Russia investigation. [FARRELL - offer views on Mueller's broad view of the Russian investigation to look into Trump finances, including a sale of an estate to a Russian oligarch, the White House response.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Trump author Tim O'Brien, former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, Pamela Brown & Jeffrey Toobin on Trump & the investigation. [O'BRIEN, TOOBIN, CUCCINELLI, BROWN - offer views on Mueller's probe of Trump finances. the warning to him from Trump, the issue of Trump possibly firing Mueller, the issue of whether Trump has received loans from Russia & links to real estate deals, Trump's past handling of financial issues.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Zeleny, Jeff
Duration:
00:16:10

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