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Trump / Porter Scandal / Domestic Violence / Gaslighting / Kelly / Martosko Interview (Part III) #1121634

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 02, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) How the White House is "gaslighting" us about the scandal involving White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned following spousal abuse allegations from his two ex-wives {Jennie Willoughby & Colbie Holderness} with new statements from White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly introduced; details given from Kelly's new timeline of events with his past statements about Porter quoted, what the "Daily Mail" reported about the domestic issues. [On Feb. 8, ex-wife Jennie WILLOUGHBY - recounts Porter pulling her out of the shower.] Willoughby's statement about abuse quoted. The issue of what Kelly knew & when he knew it about the abuse outlined on screen. [Feb. 8, President TRUMP - defends Porter: we wish him well.] Trump tweet about due process quoted. [Feb. 12, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - avoids specifics about the background check.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The issue of why Kelly brought up {to reporters} the matter of the timeline today so we are not getting a straight story from Kelly, who also spoke about security clearances in the White House, discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Daily Mail"'s political editor David Martosko about the newspaper's Porter story. [MARTOSKO - offers views on the reporting on Porter's ex-wives, what he told Sanders & assistant Raj Shah about Porter's domestic abuse issues, how Sanders had a clear idea from their meeting of what was going on about Porter, that Kelly had gotten information from the FBI about abuse.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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