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Trump / FBI Spy / Clapper Interview / A Discussion (Part I) #1124967

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at what President Trump is saying about an FBI spy in his presidential election campaign with his claims unsupported introduced; Trump tweets quoted.. [Outside, TRUMP - says it looks like a serious event: a lot of bad things happened: it will be obvious after a while.] [On Fox, Sean HANNITY, five MEN, Laura INGRAHAM, former New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI, WOMAN, Representative Devin NUNES - talk about the spying: Spygate.] The facts about this FBI source outlined: saying it does not make it so; FBI director James Comey's tweet & Trump's tweet about former national intelligence dir. James Clapper, a liar, who used the word spy quoted. [TRUMP - says Clapper admitted they had spies.] [On "The View," CLAPPER - says they were spying on the Russians.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Clapper. [CLAPPER - denies saying there were spies in the campaign: to find out if the Russians were seeking leverage by using an informant; questions the connotation of the word "spy"; offers views on Trump's view he is being victimized by a "deep state" while he wants to undermine the investigation by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller, his reaction to the maligning tweets from the president, how this puts pressure on senior leaders in the intelligence community.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Carl Bernstein, "New York Times" Julia Hirschfeld Davis & former FBI agent Josh Campbell about the president & the spy issue. [BERNSTEIN, DAVIS, CAMPBELL - offer views on Trump creating a fictional narrative & being enabled by the Republican Party while he covers up the Russia investigation, how the intelligence community has remained bipartisan while the president is using his narrative, why only Republicans will get to see the information, Bernstein's book about Watergate & press secretary Ron Ziegler.]

Cooper, Anderson

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