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Russian Connection / Pardon Issue / Mazzetti Interview / A Discussion #1122488

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The "New York Times" & "Washington Post" stories that President Trump raised prospects of pardons for Paul Manafort & national security director Michael Flynn in the Russia investigation introduced; details given of past denials {in CNN report} that lawyer John Dowd was considering pardons. [In response to ABC reporter's question, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says no pardons are under consideration according to lawyer Ty Cobb.] [Many times, SANDERS - refers to the lawyers.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with "New York Times" reporter Mark Mazzetti about White House pardon discussions. [MAZZETTI - says Dowd reached out to lawyers for Flynn & Manafort; there was concern about what the two might tell special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A report that former Trump aide Rick Gates has been tied to a member of the Russian intelligence service in 2016 noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger, David Gergen & Carl Bernstein about the pardons issue. [BORGER, BERNSTEIN, GERGEN - offer views on the pardon issue, whether President Trump's coverup of all thing Russian is a criminal coverup, how the president went outside the White House lawyers with Dowd apparently lying about the pardons issue, whether Dowd was talking pardons at the urging of the president.]

Cooper, Anderson

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