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Campaign 2016 / Cambridge Analytica / Blumenthal Interview / The Dossier #1117437

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Two convoluted stories about the 2016 presidential election campaign & possible connections to the Russians introduced.

(Washington: Pamela Brown) The connections between presidential candidate Donald Trump, Cambridge Analytica, led by Alexander Nix, WikiLeaks & founder Julian Assange & Hillary Clinton's e-mails, Jared Kushner, who ran Trump's data campaign, Steve Bannon, who had worked for Cambridge before managing the Trump campaign examined; Kushner quoted. [July 17, 2016, TRUMP - hopes Russians can find the missing Hillary Clinton e-mail.] ["Devil's Bargain" author Joshua GREEN - comments on the Trump campaign & Cambridge data scientists doing modeling work.] [November 1, 2016, NIX - comments on the e-mails.] A statement from the Trump campaign distancing itself from Cambridge quoted. What the FBI is saying about the Cambridge campaign research tactics discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Senator Richard Blumenthal. [BLUMENTHAL - comments on the significance of Cambridge reaching out to WikiLeaks & its link to Russian interference & the investigations into Trump "collusion," the work by Cambridge for the Trump campaign & the publicizing of stolen information; offers views on the Trump dossier story & what the Clinton campaign is saying about paying for this opposition research that may have come from Christopher Steele, the investigation of Russian interference.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Manu Raju) What Clinton campaign's John Podesta told Senate committee investigators about Fusion GPS, which produced the dossier, Podesta's lawyer attorney Mark Elias, whose firm had hired Fusion & now Elias could be a witness about the funding of the research, the role of former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who denied knowledge of a DNC connection discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Brown, Pamela;
Raju, Manu

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