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Russian Connection / Russian Indictments / Involved Americans / A Discussion #1121133

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Atlanta & Florida: Drew Griffin) CNN's look for Americans who may have been convicted by Russian trolls to take part in the 2016 presidential election campaign to spread Russian-made messages featured; details given about how the Russians operated to direct Americans to hold anti-Clinton rallies, about other groups like Black Fist; scenes shown from a New York City rally organized by Russians via Facebook. [From Florida, Florine GOLDFARB†- calls it a coverup; states we were being patriotic: they were not Russians; denies all.] A statement from Harry Miller about his unwitting involvement with Russians, who paid him to build a cage with an actor portraying Hillary Clinton in it, detailed. [Voice of MILLER - comments.] [Occupy Wall Street organizer Michael WEISS - talks about being contacted by Russian activists.] Miller's story discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's security analyst Steve Hall about Russian interference. [From Tucson, HALL - offers views on how deep the Russian interference is going on inside the country, the need for coordination from President Trump at the top, how he is an "opportunist".]

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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