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Trump-Putin Relationship / The Call / Clapper Interview #1122190

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A CNN Keeping Them Honest look at President Trump after his congratulatory call after Russian President Vladimir Putin's re-election introduced. [On Tuesday, TRUMP - says he congratulated Putin on his victory.] [On MSNBC, former CIA director John BRENNAN - suggests the Russians may have something on Trump.] Trump tweet about getting along with Russia quoted. Trump in the past on naming your enemy noted. [On the campaign trail in 2016, many times, TRUMP - criticizes former President Obama about the term radical Muslims.] [Ten times, TRUMP - offers views on Putin.] More examples of Trump criticizing everybody over the recent years shown, but not Putin. Those speaking out about Russian attacks shown: US Ambassador to U.N. Nikki Haley, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Pamela Brown) What the White House is saying about having a good relationship with Russia, the argument about being tougher on Russia without Trump criticizing Putin & the issue of the White House leak about the staff warning to Trump before his phone call discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former national intelligence director James Clapper about Trump & Russia. [CLAPPER - offers views on Trump's softer approach to Putin: a mystery about the indifference to the threat Putin represents, what is needed is a sense of urgency about the Russians, the leak about what Trump should not say to Putin.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Brown, Pamela

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