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CNN Evening News for Friday, Oct 20, 2017
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(Studio: John Berman) How the White House keeps saying things that are not true in reference to the president's phone call to the widow of a fallen soldier, Sgt. La David Johnson, that was overheard by Representative Frederica Wilson & reacted to by White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly introduced; Trump tweet quoted; details given about Kelly's story about what Wilson said in 2015 at the dedication of an FBI building. [KELLY - says the Congresswoman {"an empty barrel"} spoke about getting funding for the building.] [From the "Sun Sentinel," WILSON - speaks about the politics of the funding process.] White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today in response to a reporter's question introduced. [SANDERS - says she {Wilson} made comments not part of the video: her grandstanding.] Old Trump tweets criticizing generals mentioned.

(Studio: John Berman; White House: Sara Murray) How Sanders is moderating her statement about not criticizing a four-star general as about the building dedication & what is being said about her off-camera statements at the dedication discussed.

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's retired Gen. Mark Hertling, retired Adm. John Kirby & Paul Rieckhoff about Kelly, the Congresswoman & politics. [HERTLING, KIRBY, RIECKHOFF - offer views on whether Kelly can be questioned or not, but we are continuing the divisiveness rather than addressing key issues, the need to correct a misstatement, how it ha all become political now, the need for the president to set a goal.]

Reporter(s):
Berman, John;
Murray, Sara
Duration:
00:11:30

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