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Russian Connection / Flynn / A Discussion )Part I) #1118344

CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 01, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The implications for the White House of the announcement former national security director Michael Flynn has pled guilty in a deal to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, what acting attorney general Sally Yates said about Flynn's lying, what is in special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller's documents, the Russian meddling, the roles of Carter Page & George Papadopoulos, Jared Kushner, the firing of FBI director James Comey introduced. [Six times, Donald TRUMP - calls the Russia story a fabrication, not collusion.] [May 13, YATES - comments on Flynn lying about his interactions with the Russian government & false statements from the White House.] [Dec. 29, 2016, Trump adviser Kellyanne CONWAY - denies the accusations about Russia & Hillary Clinton lost.] [Jan. 15, 2017, Vice President Mike PENCE - downplays contacts with Russia.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Pamela Brown) The charge about Flynn lying about contacts on Dec. 29 with Kislyak relayed to K.T. McFarland & transition officials {pictured} with sanctions discussed with Kislyak & the Flynn meeting with him on Dec, 22 at Kushner's request, how Mueller got Flynn to cooperate in a plea deal to protect his son, possible sentences discussed; Flynn statement quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, former Mueller assistant Michael Zeldin, former Justice Department Carrie Cordero† & Ken Cuccinelli about Flynn. [TOOBIN, ZELDIN, CORDERO, CUCCINELLI - offer views on what Comey said Trump asked him in the Oval Office: to go easy on Flynn, who knows a lot about what is going on in the White House, how the transition team cultivated Russia, what it could mean for the president with reference to the Logan Act, who {named} have to be investigated next, the charges against Flynn & what is in the documents, possible charges against the Flynn son, the legal side story, the collusion with the Russia issue that may fizzle.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Brown, Pamela

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