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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Pamela Brown) A report that acting FBI dir. Andrew McCabe opened an obstruction of justice investigation after the firing of former FBI director James Comey & before the appointment of special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller & what deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein said about the probe discussed; scenes shown from the White House of a Hanukkah reception attended by Rosenstein.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Representative Eric Swalwell about the story. [SWALWELL - offers views on the obstruction case opened before Mueller was appointed, that Trump has lied about the investigation, the question about who is overseeing the Mueller investigation, on reports that Mueller may be wrapping up, how Trump is driving the length of the investigation, the issue of Bill Barr being named attorney general.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's John Dean, Gloria Borger, Jeffrey Toobin & legal analyst Michael Zeldin about McCabe's opening a case on Trump. [TOOBIN, BORGER, ZELDIN, DEAN - offer views on this indicates the concern about the Trump-Comey bizarre conversations, how this raises questions about what happens to Rosenstein: a potential conflict, the need for considering an investigation that led to Mueller's job, the timing with Comey testifying tomorrow, how this was "crazy" with Trump asking Comey for loyalty: this is not normal times, whether the "process" was normal or not.]
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