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CNN Evening News for Friday, Apr 27, 2018
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(Studio: John Berman) Breaking news on Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnikskaya†, who was at the Trump Tower meeting, saying she is a Kremlin informant & the release of the Republican House Committee report on President Trump introduced; her statement on NBC News translated & what the committee said about that meeting & what Donald Trump, Jr. said noted. [TRUMP - says there was no collusion between the Trump campaign & the Russians: a witchhunt.] [With CNN's Manu Raju, Representative Mike CONAWAY - comments on the lawyer being a Russian informant.] The dissenting minority report's list of people the committee did not query noted. [Representative Adam SCHIFF†- comments on Trump phone records about the meeting.] What committee chair Devin Nunes says about White House information & his probe of the FBI reviewed.

(Studio: John Berman) Live interview held with "New York Times" reporter Sharon LaFraniere†† about Veselnikskaya†. [LaFRANIERE - talks about Russian lawyer Veselnikskaya;s admission of her role as an informant, the role of the Russian prosecutor general she worked with, the information behind the Trump Tower meeting, Veselnikskaya's ties with the Russian office & the Justice Department request of said office.]

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's Russian expert Steve Hall, "New York Times" Matthew Rosenberg & former Trump campaign official Brian Lanza about the Trump Tower meeting. [HALL, LANZA, ROSENBERG - offer views on how Russian titles don't matter, rather what Russian President Vladimir Putin wants: attack US elections, that Veselnikskaya lied to the Senate Intelligence Committee, the need to investigate Veselnikskaya's role, how Trump supporters react to any information damaging to the president, the likely interest from special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller in Veselnikskaya, how all the Russians in the Trump Tower were debriefed in Russia.]

Berman, John

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