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Russian Connection / FBI / Memo Release / McCabe / Schiff Interview #1120352

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 29, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The vote by the Republican lawmakers to release a classified memo about the FBI conduct in the Russia investigation & the resignation of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was criticized by President Trump, introduced. [Representative Adam SCHIFF - says the intelligence was politicized by releasing the memo without the full facts: regrettable.] The context of the Republican memo written for Representative Devin Nunes that Democrats say is a smoke screen noted. [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - denies he {President Trump} was part of the decision-making process.] Trump tweet critical of McCabe quoted & his attacks on special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein & Attorney General Jeff Sessions noted. [July 25, TRUMP - criticizes Sessions for recusing himself.] [Dec. 15, TRUMP - says we will rebuild the FBI.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Jessica Schneider) The status of the secret memo, with Trump inclined to declassify & release the memo, how the four-page memo is shrouded in secrecy & gets to the notion the FBI abused its power to get a surveillance warrant for Carter Page discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Representative Schiff about the memo. [SCHIFF - offers views on how the FBI director expressed concern: it is political to protect the president, that the memo was written by Republican staff, the process for releasing this classified memo, how it could be part of an effort for firing anyone, like Rosenstein, & to undermine the FBI & Justice Department.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Schneider, Jessica

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