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Trump / "New York Times" Letter / Blumenthal Interview / A Discussion (Part I) #1129763

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Sep 06, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at the White House response to the publication in the "New York Times" of an anonymous op-ed letter from someone inside his administration warning about President Trump's agenda & the book from Bob Woodward introduced; senior administration official quoted. [Aug. 29, TRUMP - says we do everything by the book.] Tweet from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about the "gutless loser" & the "New York Times" quoted; photos shown of senior officials denying they are the source of the op-ed. [Senator Elizabeth WARREN†- calls for a constitutional procedure rather than anonymous op-eds or a leak to Woodward.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Billings, Montana: Jim Acosta) Trump's interest in the denials, the intense hunt inside the administration to find the anonymous source discussed; scenes shown from a Montana rally.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Senator Richard Blumenthal about the op-ed. [BLUMENTHAL - offers views on how the source should come forward because there are no checks on the presidency, how the fact this we are in the midst of a constitutional crisis with the president being an unindicted co-conspirator so facts are needed, on the 25th Amendment option, on what Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should do about recusing himself from any issue involving the presidential liability with the president being an indicted conspirator.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger, John Dean, David Gergen & Carl Bernstein about Trump. [BORGER, DEAN, GERGEN, BERNSTEIN - offer views on the high-level people denying they said the president was a security risk, that it could a distraction by the White House: the deep-slate conspiracy theme, the theme in Bob Woodward's book that we have to save the country from the president with the issue being his fitness to be president, how Trump controls the Republican Party unless elections throw the House to Democrats.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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