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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 01, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New York: Randi Kaye) The background to the lawsuit brought by a Fox News contributor about the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich that was turned into a conspiracy theory linking Rich to the WikiLeaks DNC e-mail dump & the claim that Fox & President Trump colluded on the false story reviewed; details given about roles of Ed Butowsky & White House press secretary Sean Spicer; Butowsky voicemail to Wheeler about the "deal" & voice of Fox's Sean Hannity on May 23 about the story played. [Fox News contributor Rod WHEELER - comments on the goal being to debunk the Russia narrative.] Wheeler's charges about Fox outlined; Butowsky-Wheeler phone call played; details given about Fox's retraction of the bogus story & Fox's denial to CNN of the collusion issue. [Today, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says the president had no knowledge....]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A statement to Kaye from Wheeler's attorney saying he wanted to depose the president in the case noted & quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Brian Stelter) The role of Wheeler in promoting this conspiracy theory that aimed to dispute the Russia collusion idea & how Fox promoted the story in May with Wheeler now claiming he was misquoted & how the two "alternative universes" idea is at play in this story discussed.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi;
Brian, Anderson Cooper,
Duration:
00:07:10

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