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CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 05, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Manu Raju) The story of two Republican senators {Chuck Grassley & Lindsey Graham} seeking from the Justice Department a criminal investigation of the "Trump dossier" by Christopher Steele & his contacts with the news media about allegations of Trump people meeting with Russians, the hiring of Steele by Fusion GPS & the funding & the Democratic response discussed; Graham quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Carl Bernstein, Richard Ben-Veniste about the dossier. [BERNSTEIN, BEN-VENISTE, DEAN - offers views on the dossier issue & what Steele said to reporters: it is a side show to discredit special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller investigation that should be allowed to proceed, that the senators' move is disappointing partisan diversion, that this a another red herring, the question of the Senate concern about leaks.] Other material: the Michael Wolff book mentioned & quoted.

Cooper, Anderson;
Raju, Manu

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