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CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 28, 2018
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(Studio: John Berman) How former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not free to travel while Jared Kushner can as the investigation by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller goes on noted. CNN special series introduced.

(New York: Randi Kaye) The controversy over the criminal investigation into the transition of President Trump examined; details given about the Dec. 1, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower between Jared Kushner, Flynn & the Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak about a "back channel" with Russia, a later meeting with a Russian banker with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Flynn's later call to Kislyak, Flynn's firing for lying. [July 2017, KUSHNER - defends his actions.] [Former national intelligence dir. James CLAPPER†- comments.]

(Studio: John Berman) Earlier discussion held with American University fellow Anita McBride, who served on three presidential transition teams. [McBRIDE - offer views on transitions talking with representatives of other countries: no talking policies, how the 2008 transition between outgoing President Bush & President Obama set the standard, how the presidency is in serious business.]

Berman, John;
Kaye, Randi

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