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Trump / Pardon Law / A Discussion #1125605

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jun 04, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at President Trump's view of the pardon in the Russia investigation after the "New York Times" publication of a letter in which his lawyers saud there cannot be obstruction of justice & that he dictated a response last July about the Russian meeting in Trump Tower introduced; Trump tweet on pardoning himself & his criticism of the witchhunt quoted. [Jul 12, 16, 2017, Jay SEKULOW - denies the president wrote the statement; it came from Donald trump. Jr.] [Today, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says she cannot comment on the lawyers' letter.] [In presidential election debate, TRUMp - says he will have a special counsel look into Hillary Clinton.] The historical view of presidential pardon powers reviewed. [Repeatedly, SANDERS - says the president would not need a pardon because he has not done anything wrong.] [Senator Chuck GRASSLEY, MAN - offer vies on a self-pardon.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & Alan Dershowitz about Trump, the Trump Tower meeting & pardon. [TOOBIN - offers views on Trump putting out false information about Trump Tower that could be linked to collusion, that the client {Trump} lied to his lawyer Jay Sekulow about the Trump Tower statement.] [DERSHOWITZ - offers views on criminal collusion, that a self-pardon is a blank slate, how Trump has to get his narrative in a row, that lying is evidence of guilt, that the president can obstruct justice.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson
Duration:
00:14:30

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