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CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 26, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A timeline of President Trump "fighting back" against the Russia investigation that some may call obstruction of justice introduced. [June 8, 2017, FBI director James COMEY - speaks about not owing political loyalty as director, about the resignation of national security director Michael Flynn.] What Trump asked Comey about Flynn, the March 2 recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump's May 9 firing of Flynn, recalled. [May 11, 2017, TRUMP - says he just decided to fire Comey & the Russia things is a made-up story.] The May 17th appointment of special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein. [June 12, Trump friend Chris RUDDY - says Trump is considering terminating Mueller.] [June 11, voice of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS; Aug. 6, Trump adviser Kellyanne CONWAY; Aug. 10, Oct. 11, TRUMP; Oct. 30, attorney Jay SEKULOW - say Trump has no intention of firing Mueller.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Pam Brown) How Trump on his return from Davos did not address the report he tried to fire Mueller in June with no public denial from White House counsel Don McGahn, what it means for the obstruction of justice case discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Like interview held with Senator Cory Booker about whether the firing plan could be obstruction of justice. [BOOKER - offers views on how Trump tries to intimidate people so more checks & balances on the president are needed because this goes beyond fighting back, on the status of his bill with Senator Lindsey Graham to prevent the firing of the special counsel.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Brown, Pam
Duration:
00:14:40

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