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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The story of a conspiracy theory created by elected Republican officials about "evidence" of a secret society in the FBI & missing text messages examined; details given about the text messages from FBI officials Peter Strzok & girlfriend Lisa Page with Senator Ron Johnson leading the conspiracy theory. [On Fox, Jan. 23, JOHNSON - says this shows corruption in the FBI with a secret society meeting off site.] [Yesterday, with CNN's Manu Raju, JOHNSON - comments on Strzok & Page.] How the "missing texts" were discovered & what it said about a "secret society" quoted. [Today, with CNN's Manu Raju, JOHNSON - says "jest" is a real possibility.] Senator Claire McCaskill questions to Johnson about the message quoted. The glitch in FBI phones that caused the missing texts & the recovery of the missing texts outlined. The claims from Representative Devin Nunes about the missing texts & his memo about the surveillance process under former President Obama reviewed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former CIA/FBI official Philip Mudd & Carl Bernstein about the secret society. [BERNSTEIN - offers views on how a party {Republican} is committing itself to suppressing legitimate investigation of the president by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller: the rule of law is at stake, on how Republicans keeping trying to smear the investigation into what President Trump & family: what they may have done.] [MUDD - offers views on the impact of this on the FBI; jokes about the "secret society" in the FBI when he worked there under Mueller, what FBI director James Comey said about the hardline investigation of Hillary Clinton.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson
Duration:
00:14:30

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