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Trump / Russian Connection / Mueller / A Discussion {Part I) #1124720

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 17, 2018
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(Studio: John Berman) A Keeping Them Honest look at what President Trump said about the first anniversary of the Russia investigation by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller introduced; President Trump tweets quoted. The statistics on the first year of the Mueller probe cited with photos of the guilty shown. [Yesterday, FBI director Christopher WRAY†- says "yes" to question it is not a witchhun.] The White House spin on the FBI investigation prior to the Mueller probe reviewed; details given about the "spy" from the FBI in the campaign: made up. [On Fox, former New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - says he is shocked by a spy being in the campaign.] [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - comments on the spy reports.] How Donald Trump Jr. was colluding with the Russians to get dirt of Hillary Clinton noted. [On Wednesday, GIULIANI - says it is no illegal.] Report introduced.

(Washington: Gloria Borger) An inside look at the Mueller investigation presented; details given about how the Russia investigation startED off things when Trump adviser George Papadopoulos WAS in a London bar, then Rick Gates did business with the Russians & worked with campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the role of national security director Michael Flynn in lying about Russian contacts, the Trump Tower meeting, the indictment of Russians, the roles of Roger Stone, WikiLeaks Julian Assange, Carter Page, Michael Cohen, the Trump family'S Jared Kushner. [MAN - says the Mueller investigation knows more about what happened than anyone does.] [Former prosecutor Michael ZELDIN - notes what Trump would risk in an interview; says obstruction started with what Trump asked FBI director James Comey, says we are "piloting the Titanic."] [Former FBI agent Philip MUDD†- outlines FBI questioning; predicts the people will be frustrated because Trump won't go public.]

(Studio: John Berman) What Giuliani said about how Trump interview practice sessions would work noted. Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger, David Gergen, Carl Bernstein & Jeffrey Toobin about Trump & the investigation. [BORGER, TOOBIN, BERNSTEIN, GERGEN - offer views on the issue of Trump giving an interview as per Giuliani's "show" today, the FBI spy rumor, how Watergate was about a criminal president, Richard Nixon, the people's growing belief the probe is a withchunt, how the White House/allies are driving the story on the investigation: a propaganda war while Mueller remains silent in a professional operation.]

Berman, John;
Borger, Gloria

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