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CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 05, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Several pieces today in the Russia puzzle after Michael Wolff's book "Fire & Fury" on President Trump & Steve Bannon putting the presidency under pressure introduced. [July 25, TRUMPĀ - expresses disappointment in Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself.] Trump tweet on Sessions & Hillary Clinton's crimes quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Jim Sciutto) What Trump wanted from Sessions during the Russia investigation, the issue of obstruction of justice in the investigation by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller, the legal issues about the firewalls between the president & the Justice Department discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) What a senior administration official said about the pressure from the White House to the Justice Department over Sessions' recusal & why Sessions is not on this trip discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Senator Richard Blumenthal about the obstruction of justice issue & Sessions' recusal. [BLUMENTHALĀ - says the "New York Times" reporting indicates the building of a case about White House efforts to shut down the investigation via Sessions, who needs to explains the contact from the White House as the Mueller investigation moves methodically, the role of counsel Don McGahn in these conversations, his obligation to come forward to cooperate with investigations, what Trump wants from an attorney general, the case of Roy Cohn, a bipartisan bill to prevent the president from firing Mueller or deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, the issue about the attorney general seeking "dirt" on FBI director James Comey.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Sciutto, Jim;
Acosta, Jim
Duration:
00:14:10

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