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(Studio: John Berman) A "New York Times" report that President Trump last spring wanted the Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton & former FBI director James Comey with White House attorney Don McGahn opposing the idea introduced. Earlier discussion held with "New York Times" reporter Maggie Haberman. [Voice of HABERMAN - offers views on how Trump was told that he could be impeached if he went ahead with using the power to carry out a vendetta under a range of charges, the McGahn memo about the parameters on the issue, his current anger with FBI dir. Christopher Wray & Trump misunderstanding about the role of the Justice Department, the testimony from McGahn with special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller, how a Democratic House majority will curtail the president.]
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's Carl Bernstein, John Dean & former FBI agent Josh Campbell about Trump. [CAMPBELL, DEAN, BERNSTEIN - offer views on Comey's reaction to Trump's efforts to prosecute him, how this is a Nixonian approach to using the Justice Department: it was what an autocrat does: a level beyond anything President Richard Nixon did, how this is a defining moment in the Trump presidency with misusing the powers of the presidency, the scope of the Mueller investigation that focuses on obstruction of justice, Trump's disappointment with Wray for not going after Hillary Clinton & the reaction of the Justice Department, McGahn's 30 hours with Mueller.]
- Berman, John
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