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Sessions Firing / Mueller Investigation / Whitaker / Katyal, Warner Interviews #1131885

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Nov 08, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Pamela Brown) The rallies across the country after President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions & replaced him with acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker, who will take over the oversight of the investigation by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller, & the negative reaction to Whitaker, who has made public comments against the Mueller probe, discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former acting Solicitor General Neal Kaytal† about why the Whitaker appointment is unconstitutional. [KAYTAL - offers views on how Whitaker is a "constitutional nobody" selected without Senate confirmation with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas quoted, how we know what Whitaker's views on the special counsel is, what the House could do: cut funding, lawsuits, the role of conservative Republican George Conway in support of this constitutional idea.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with Senator Mark Warner of the Senate intelligence Committee. [WARNER - offers views on how the president is trying to curtail the investigation by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller, the issue of Whitaker recusing himself, so we may use legislation to protect Mueller, the options of Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie or Pam Bondi of Florida becoming attorney general, that Mueller may soon conclude his investigation.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Brown, Pamela
Duration:
00:12:50

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