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Sessions Resignation / Mueller Investigation / A Discussion #1131860

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 07, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the request of President Trump after the midterm elections with Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General & what it means for the investigation by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller featured; scenes shown of Sessions leaving the Justice Department. [At press conference, TRUMP - says we are looking at different people for the cabinet, that there is no collusion & they are "angry Democrats" & bad for the country, that the investigations a hoax.] [July 20, 2017, on CNN, WHITAKER - explains how Mueller could be stopped: reduce the budget.] [July 11, 2017, on CNN, WHITAKER -defends the Trump Tower meeting.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Shimon Prokupecz) The implications of the Sessions firing for the Mueller investigation with a loyalist now in charge on the investigation, what will happen to the written report discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Laura Coates, John Dean, Carl Bernstein & Jeffrey Toobin about the future of the Mueller case. [TOOBIN, BERNSTEIN, COATES, DEAN, PROKUPECZ - offer views on how Mueller will be supervised as an employee of the Justice Department, that Whitaker has surpassed deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein in this coup against the rule of law, what Whitaker could do, but his power would be temporary: there are checks in place, how Whitaker is unlikely to recuse himself, how Trump is now in charge of the Justice Department & can end the Mueller investigation after getting a full picture of the investigation, how Mueller is prepared for this & there could be indictments.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Shimon, Anderson Cooper,
Duration:
00:16:50

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