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Trump / Russian Connection / "New York Times" Interview / Himes Interview / A Discussion #1119244

CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 29, 2017
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(Studio: John Berman) The "New York Times" interview with President Trump in which he said he believes special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller can be fair in the Russian investigation introduced; Trump quoted. [Three times, earlier, TRUMP - calls it a witchhunt with no collusion.] [May 3, Senator Dianne FEINSTEIN - says there is no evidence of collusion at this time.] What has happened since May outlined. [Nov. 5, FEINSTEIN - says there is no evidence so far.] [On NBC, Dec. 3, FEINSTEIN - says we are beginning to see a case of obstruction of justice.] [Dec. 20, Senator Mark WARNER - says the committee has uncovered links between the Trump campaign & Russian affiliates.] What Trump said in the interview about the Justice Department & Hillary Clinton's e-mails quoted.

(Studio: John Berman) Earlier interview held with Representative Jim Himes of the House Intelligence Committee, about the Trump interview. [HIMES - reviews the information about Trump people being interested in being close to Russia; explains his response to questions about crimes & collusion & obstruction, Trump's criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump's statement about the Justice Department.]

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's law professor Elizabeth Foley, former NSA attorney Susan Hennessey & former prosecutor Paul Callan about the Trump interview & the Russia investigation. [FOLEY, CALLAN, HENNESSEY - offer views on the ongoing investigation & what Trump is saying about not collusion, Trump's mixed message on special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller with Trump's fairness statement, the investigation about obstruction.]

Berman, John

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