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Trump / Whitaker / McCoy Case / A Discussion #1131911

CNN Evening News for Friday, Nov 09, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at President Trump's pick of acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker after the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions & how Trump claims not to know Whitaker introduced. [Oct. 11, on Fox, TRUMP - says I know Whitaker & he is a great guy.] [Today, several times, TRUMP - says I don't know Whitaker, who worked for Sessions & is highly thought of.] Report introduced.

(Des Moines, Iowa: Drew Griffin) The political past of Matt Whitaker reviewed; details given about an Iowa case in which a gay state senator, Matt McCoy†, was targeted by US attorney Whitaker, who later tried to become a state supreme court justice or senator until he became the head of the non-profit FACT, an organization that went after Democrats, especially Hillary Clinton. [Iowa state senator McCOY - calls Whitaker not qualified; states he was targeted as a gay Democrat, but acquitted in minutes.] [Project on Government Oversight Sarah TURBERVILLE†- assesses FACT & Whiotaker setting off alarm bells.] What the Justice Department has said about the case against McCoy supporting Whitaker's role noted. The financial impact of the case on McCoy & the responses from the Justice Department discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's lawyers Carrie Cordero & Laura Coates about the McCoy case & Whitaker. [CORDERO - offers views on the case showing how Whitaker would use the JustIce for politicAL purposes as a political operative for Trump, the constitutional view of the Supreme Court via Marbury v. Madison, the opposition of lawyers to Whitaker not going through the confirmation process.] [COATES - offers views on biblical view of justice means, Trump's "convenient amnesia" about knowing/not knowing Whitaker & others.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew
Duration:
00:14:10

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