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Trump / "New York Times" Letter / The Response / A Discussion #1129789

CNN Evening News for Friday, Sep 07, 2018
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(Studio: Jim Sciutto) What President Trump has said about wanting Attorney General Jeff Sessions to find who wrote the critical op-ed in the "New York Times" about him but no classified information has been leaked & what he has already demanded of the Justice Department & the "New York Times" introduced. [Voice of TRUMP - says it is an issue of national security.] A statement from the "New York Times" defending the First Amendment quoted.

(Studio: Jim Sciutto; White House=: Jeff Zeleny) The narrowing of the op-ed writer suspects with it being someone in the national security realm, how Trump wants to focus to be on the mystery of it all, not the substance of the letter discussed.

(Studio: Jim Sciutto) The message being sent featured: excerpts from the op-ed about Trump with his impulsiveness leading to reckless decisions, the 25th Amendment process, so we will try to steer the administration quoted.

(Studio: Jim Sciutto) Live discussion held with CNN's "New York Times" reporter Maggie Haberman & Carl Bernstein about Trump & the op-ed. [HABERMAN - offers views on the president's focus on treason, which it is not so there is nothing the DOJ could do against the paper, on the issue of lie detector tests, but this is not a pressing issue for the party with elections coming.] [BERNSTEIN - offers views on Trump's call for Sessions to investigate with Trump having no comprehension of freedom of speech with the president acting unhinged in response to Bob Woodward's book, on the "whodunit" parallel to Deep Throat in Watergate with a president who is a danger to the republic as per Woodward book; quotes Woodward's book about his advisors' concern about his erratic nature.]

Reporter(s):
Sciutto, Jim;
Zeleny, Jeff
Duration:
00:16:40

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