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Trump / Porter Resignation / Domestic Violence / Gaslighting / Sanders / Rosenberg Interview / A Discussion #1120886

CNN Evening News for Monday, Feb 12, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The "gaslight" handing by the White House of President Trump of last week's resignation of White House staff secretary Ron Porter for domestic abuse introduced. [Several times, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says the president takes domestic violence seriously.] [On Friday, TRUMP - says Porter did a good job in the White House so we hope he has a great career & he says he is innocent.] Trump tweet about "Due Process" quoted. [In response to reporter questions, SANDERS - says she is directing what Trump is saying & that counsel Don McGahn†† did not know about the allegations about Porter, but we can't get into specifics.] How Trump is saying nothing about the women of domestic violence noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The lack of a White House timeline on the Porter scandal, the questions about why the White House is hedging on domestic abuse, what Sanders said about the president's statement on the issue of staffer security clearances discussed. [In response to Acosta's question, SANDERS - defends Trump & due process.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Telephone interview held with "New York Times" reporter Matthew Rosenberg about the timeline. [ROSENBERG - offers views on how McGahn knew about Porter's & Jared Kushner's FBI clearance problems in November.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Kirsten Powers & Jason Miller about the Porter story. [MILLER - offers views on the White House handling of the Porter matter, Trump's past comments on domestic violence, how the process let Trump down.] [POWERS - offers views on how Trump does not believe the women as in his defense of Roger Ailes.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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