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Trump / Security Clearances / Dawsey, Hertling Interviews / A Discussion #1128848

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 16, 2018
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(Studio: Jim Sciutto) A "Washington Post" report President Trump my be revoking more security clearances in an attack on foes who have criticized him or played a role in the Russian investigation introduced; lists of nine names besides revoked former CIA director John Brennan shown. [By phone, "Washington Post" reporter Josh DAWSEY - offer views on linking these people to the Russia investigation in addition to what was stated by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders yesterday, that Trump attorney former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is saying the president has the right to revoke clearances, what Adm. William McRaven said.]

(Studio: Jim Sciutto) The background of McRaven, who led the takedown of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden††, reviewed; his op-ed in the "Washington Post" critical of Trump quoted. [In live interview, retired Army Gen. military analyst Mark HERTLING - offers views on why McRaven would do this: a courageous man & true patriot, that Trump can take his security clearance, too.]

(Studio: Jim Sciutto) Live discussion held with CNN's John Dean & Carl Bernstein about Trump's actions with a political enemies list. [DEAN - offers views on the similarities between Presidents Nixon & Trump, that he may be trying to influence them as witnesses.] [BERNSTEIN - offers views on Trump acting in an authoritarian manner as did Nixon, that Trump said these people led the intelligence gathering that began the Mueller investigation.]

Sciutto, Jim

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