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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 01, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) How the White House misleads on misleading statements from Donald Trump, Jr., about the June 9, 2016, meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower introduced; Trump Jr. on July 8 quoted; details given about the various stories & the spinning & various investigations of the Russia story. [Many times, Trump lawyer Jay SEKULOW†- denies President Trump's involvement.] [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says the Trump, Jr. statement is true & how Trump weighed in as a father would do; states the story is not misleading & the media is misleading about Russian collusion.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) What the lawyer Sekulow & the press secretary about the president's role in crafting the statement about the meeting while on Air Force One after the G20 meeting, what Senator Lindsey Graham said about the changing stories & the investigation continues discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's constitutional law scholar Jonathan Turley & former Obama ethics czar Norman Eisen about the "Washington Post" report & the words from the White House. [EISEN - offer views on how Trump is engaging in shaping a witness's testimony, Trump's handling of FBI director James Comey: an obstruction pattern.] [TURLEY - offer views on the issue of Trump's separation from the story, but he deepened the scandal. but it is not witness tampering; adds we should not criminalize "spin".]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger, David Chalian, Kirsten Powers, Mary Katharine Ham, former Bush aide Scott Jennings & Bakari Sellers about the issue of the meeting & Trump. [BORGER, CHALIAN, POWERS, JENNINGS, HAM, SELLERS - offer views on whether the president lied to his lawyer, Sekulow, why the president is weighing in ont his, how Sanders conceded the president weighed in, why did Jared Kushner allow Trump to dictate this statement about the Russian meeting, the problems caused by Trump inserting himself in the story, the administration's handling of the "Russia stuff," the White House views of lies & facts that led to Sekulow "lying" on TV.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Zeleny, Jeff

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