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Russian Connection / Butina / A Discussion #1132829

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 10, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The plea deal for accused Russian spy Maria Butina due to her cooperation with the feds introduced; photos of 16 associates of President Trump who had contacts with Russia during the campaign or transition shown. Live discussion held with "Washington Post" reporter Tom Hamburger & CNN's retired CIA agent Steve Hall about Butina & other Russians & contacts. [HAMBURGER - offers views on what is known/not known about Butina, how presidential candidates have dealt with foreign entities in the past, the nature of the Russian approach to Trump associates.] [HALL - offers views on how Butina is a Russian "cooptee," which is why she is going through a plea deal, how the Russians have cast a wide net with the Trump campaign as with attorney Michael Cohen.]
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