CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Gloria Borger) What Trump attorney John Dowd is saying about whether Trump will sit down with Mueller so there is cleanup going on discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live phone interview held with "New York Times" reporter Maggie Haberman about breaking news on Trump. [HABERMAN - says last June Trump ordered White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller but he backed down when McGann threatened to quit; gives context about what was happening last June involving Attorney General Jeff Sessions considering resigning.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Carl Bernstein, Kaitlan†† Collins, Gloria Borger, Dana Bash, Jeffrey Toobin about this breaking news. [BERNSTEIN, COLLINS, BORGER, BASH, TOOBIN - offer views on how Trump does not want the rule of law to prevail, the role of McGann in the Mueller investigation, how McGann has already testified, about the McGann-Trump relationship, the White House theme of Trump wanting to fire different people at different times when he gets annoyed, the legal significance of the story with McGann saving the president from a political crisis, how Trump is determined to make this investigation go away, what Trump has said privately & publicly about Mueller.] [HABERMAN - reviews her story that last June ordered White House counsel Don McGann to fire Mueller but he backed down when McGann threatened to quit.]