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Trump / Russian Connection / Mueller / Peters Interview / A Discussion (Part I) #1129011

CNN Evening News for Monday, Aug 20, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A tweet from President Trump critical of special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller & the investigation & the Democrats & likening Mueller & company to Joseph McCarthy quoted. A Keeping Them Honest look at Trump gaslighting about Mueller, facts & truth. [On NBC, Trump attorney former New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - says he won't be rushed into Trump testifying & getting trapped into perjury; says "truth isn't truth".] Giuliani tweet today about the truth quoted. The earlier lies about inauguration crowd size & more noted. [Jan. 22, 2017, Trump adviser Kellyanne CONWAY - speaks about "alternative facts."] [TRUMP - says what you see/read is not what's happening.] [On NBC, about the Trump Tower meeting, GIULIANI - says all they knew was a woman with a Russian name wanted to meet with them.] The Rob Goldstone memo from June 7, 2016, about the Russian meeting & Don Trump Jr.'s response quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Sciutto) The questions about whether Trump will meet with Mueller & his team, his Reuters interview about Russian sanctions, the White House reaction to the meetings of White House counsel Don McGahn with Mueller's team discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's strategic analyst retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters about Trump & the breaking news. [PETERS - offers views on the idea Trump could run the Mueller investigation, characterizes Giuliani's theory of truth, how he is seduced by being on stage as a travesty of himself when he was a star, how Giuliani gets the facts or the lies straight, likens the Mueller investigation to going after a mob boss with Trump being extremely worried, how Russian President Vladimir Putin may have a grip on Trump, how this is a tragic time for our nation; joke about Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler" lyrics.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Anne Milgram, David Gergen & Carl Bernstein about Trump. [MILGRAM, GERGEN, BERNSTEIN - offer views on how Trump could not run the Mueller investigation in a democracy, how Trump is getting more irrational with us in "a dark wood," how Trump still is appealing to his base: that he is unhinged & not making sense as the midterms {elections} near, the pattern of Trump obstructing.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Sciutto, Jim

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