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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Pamela Brown, Evan Perez) Breaking news on the filing of the first sealed charges/indictments in the Washington, DC, federal court by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller in the Russian investigation with names not yet being released with the process being overseen by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, how it is a landmark development in the Mueller investigation with looks at collusion & obstruction of justice, the process for carrying out the charges, how Mueller's team must believe it has enough evidence to go forward with charges discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Carl Bernstein, David Gergen, Paul Callan, Laura Coates, Mueller's former assistant Michael Zeldin, John Dean & Jeff Toobin about the Mueller indictment
(s). [ZELDIN; by phone, TOOBIN; BERNSTEIN, CALLAN, COATES, GERGEN, DEAN - offer views on what the charges may be against Paul Manafort, the aim of first indictments to lead to bigger fish in long white collar cases, the larger question of disloyalty to the US by helping a foreign power influence an election, why there is a sealed indictment in this case, the list of people who may be implicated by Mueller's team, how the dam may be starting to break & could send a shutter through the White House if there is probable cause crimes were permitted, why people may "flip" & what it may mean for the investigation, how we speculate until we know more about the charges, how the arrest may be carried out, how the grand jury system works to lead to indictments, how a deal may already have been made with the person indicted, the notification by a "target letter" to the indicted, how the White House may play this story: it may go on the attack unless it links to collusion or money laundering, the possible ripple effects of this indictment.] 8:0010Start of the second hour of AC360.
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