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Trump & Bannon / Wolff Book / Russian Connection / A Discussion #1119463

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 03, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The revelations in the bombshell book "Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House," by Michael Wolff† in which Steve Bannon called the Trump Tower Russia meeting about dirt on Hillary Clinton "treasonous" & the White House attack on Bannon introduced; "The Guardian" quoted about the Russian meeting with Donald Trump. Jr., Jared Kushner & Paul Manafort. [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - dwonplays the influence of Bannon at the White House.] Photos of Trump & Bannon together shown. What Sanders said today about Bannon reiterated; Nov. 13, 2016, announcement about Bannon's role as chief strategist as beinng equal to White House chief of staff Reince Priebus quoted. [SANDERS - comments on "facts" in the Wolff book.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) Trump's statement about Bannon, who had lost his mind, & had little access quoted. The reasons behind Trump's statement when Bannon crossed the line about going after the Trump family, a statement from the first lady's office about Bannon & the book discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What Bannon said about the Russian Trump[ Tower meeting quoted. Live discussion held with CNN's "Devil's Bargain" author Josh Green, Trump author Michael D'Antonio, "New York Times" Maggie Haberman about Trump & Bannon. [HABERMAN, GREEN, D'ANTONIO - offer views on Trump's downplaying of Bannon's role in the campaign & the White House with Bannon's comments about Don jr. crossing the Trump family line, how Wolff got access to multiple aids with limited access to the president, how this will be a "battle royale" between Trump & Bannon, the significance of the Wolff book for news media coverage of the White House, how Trump will feel betrayed by the media, how Wolff had ingratiated himself with White House figures.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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