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Russian Connection / Trump / Obstruction of Justice / McFarland / Schiff Interview #1118449

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 04, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The legal question of whether President Trump can commit obstruction of justice introduced. [In 1977, former President Richard NIXON - says if the president does it, it is not illegal.] The significance of the Trump tweet about firing national security director Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI quoted & when Trump knew Flynn lied noted. [May 15, in CNN interview, acting attorney general Sally YATES†- comments on when she knew about Flynn's involvement.] The tweet explanations from lawyer John Dowd & the Dowd explanations the President cannot obstruct justice quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Manu Raju) What Flynn deputy K.T. McFarland said at her confirmation hearings to be ambassador to Singapore about Flynn & Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak & the issue of sanctions against Russia thus raising questions about her testimony, which did not match, discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Representative Adam Schiff about McFarland's testimony to the Senate. [SCHIFF - offers views on whether McFarland lied about being aware about statements, evidence going to obstruction of justice by the president, what would happen if special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller decided Trump obstructed justice, the reports that Paul Manafort violated the terms of his bail agreement by ghostwriting an op-ed piece.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Raju, Manu
Duration:
00:13:20

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