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Trump / Russian Connection / Papadopoulos / A Discussion #1119371

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 02, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The "New York Times" story on how the Russia inquiry began when Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos talked to an Australian diplomat about the Russians having dirt on Hillary Clinton introduced; Trump tweet on the dossier quoted; details given about the dossier complied by British spy Christopher Steele. [Dec. 8, Oct. 25, Nov. 5, TRUMP - speaks abbot the "dossier" which is a fake deal.] Excerpt from the "New York Times" story about Papadopoulos & the diplomat Alexander Downer quoted. [Oct. 30, 2017, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - downplays the role of volunteer adviser Papadopoulos.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's John Dean, Jeffrey Toobin & Florida International law professor Elizabeth Foley about the "New York Times" story on Papadopoulos. [TOOBIN, FOLEY, DEAN - offer views on how this Papadopoulos-Downer conversation was the root of the Russian investigation, elements of the conversations with Russians, which are not illegal, how little the press really knew about what was really going {like in Watergate} so we are getting shreds about what was going on & only special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller knows, how lying about meeting with Russians is what is illegal, what Papadopoulos lied to the FBI about, evidence & innuendo in the investigation, the status of the Mueller investigation.]

Cooper, Anderson

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