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Trump / Justice & the Midterms / A Discussion #1129623

CNN Evening News for Monday, Sep 03, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at President Trump's tweet on the justice system criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for bringing charges against two Republican Congressmen, Chris Collins & Duncan Hunter, who early supported Trump's candidacy introduced; tweet on the timetable for their indictment quoted. [Nov. 7, 2016, TRUMP - says Hillary Clinton is being protected by a rigged system.] [On Thursday, TRUMP - criticizes Clinton.] A statement from Senator Ben Sasse about the justice system quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) This attack on Sessions & an open investigation & calling for special treatment for Republicans, who might lose their seats, with Republicans being silent except for Sasse discussed; Sasse again quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A tweet from fired acting attorney general Sally Yates about Trump & the Justice Department quoted. Live discussion held with CNN's former Representative Charlie Dent, lawyer Carrie Cordero & ethicist Norm Eisen about Trump, justice & the elections. [DENT, CORDERO, EISEN -offer views on whether investigations should be partisan as suggested by Trump, how Trump campaigned on using the Justice Department to engage in political retribution, how Trump is escalating his attacks in an autocratic manner, but democracy will prevail, how the government institutions are taking a beating with the president trying to politicize the Justice Department, how the department will continue to carry out cases, but career officials have to be insulated.]

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

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