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White House / McGahn Departure / Coons Interview / A Discussion #1129328

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018
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(Studio: John Berman) A Keeping Them Honest look at President Trump's announcement that White House lawyer Don McGahn is leaving after his testimony to special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller's investigation reported; Trump tweet quoted. [Today, TRUMP - praises McGahn for an excellent job.] A report from "New York Times" Maggie Haberoman that Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner were angry with McGahn's cooperation with Mueller noted; Trump tweet about McGahn quoted.

(Studio: John Berman) Discussion held with Senator Chris Coons about McGahn. [COONS - offers views on what it means that McGahn is departing & questions were raised by McGahn's cooperation with Mueller, about the issue of some Republicans' no longer supporting Attorney General Jeff Sessions, that Trump's consideration of firing Sessions has to do with the Mueller investigation.]

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, John Dean & Alan Dershowitz about McGahn. [DEAN, DERSHOWIZ, GERGEN - offer views on McGahn's departure done by a tweet in reaction to a leak, the issue of McGahn as a witness against Trump, how President Bill Clinton refrained by firing Attorney General Janet Reno, how McGahn did a big job at the White House to shepherd through judges, how McGahn was departed in an insulting fashion, how the office of the White House counsel has changed, how McGahn has been upholding the rule of law in the White House, what may happen after the midterm elections when sessions will be forced out.]

Reporter(s):
Berman, John
Duration:
00:16:50

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