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Trump & Attorney General / A Discussion #1133260

CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 21, 2018
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(Studio: Jim Sciutto; Washington: Pamela Brown) Source reports that President Trump was frustrated that New York federal prosecutors investigating Trump overseen by acting attorney general Matthew Whitiaker indicating the President's view that the attorney general should serve as his protector discussed.

(Studio: Jim Sciutto) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & "New York Times" reporter Maggie Haberman about Trump & the attorney general. [TOOBIN - offers views on how special counsels are needed because presidents should be out of the loop of investigations of themselves, how Whitaker is an undistinguished lawyer, but he denounced special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller on TV, how only his daughter & son-in-law are still there in the White House.] [HaBERMAN - offers views on Trump's expectations of his attorney general, how Whitaker is a loyalist to the president, on the resignation of Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis indicating Trump is making more decisions on his own like withdrawing from the Middle East, why he hates the narratives about generals in the room.]

Reporter(s):
Sciutto, Jim;
Brown, Pamela
Duration:
00:11:10

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