CNN Evening News for Friday, Feb 08, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The White House reaction to the hearings today & the story that Whitaker & Trump did not speak about Mueller with what matters being what incoming Attorney General William Barr does with the Mueller investigation, with Whitaker saying what the president wanted to hear discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Representative David Cicilline about Whitaker's testimony. [CICILLINE- says Whitaker was very evasive at the oversight hearings, so we will bring him back because he was auditioning for the president today; questions some of Whitaker's answers about former Attorney General Jeff Sessions & why he did not recuse himself, Whitaker's denials that Trump lashed out at hi.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's lawyers Carrie Cordero & Jennifer Rodgers & Carl Bernstein about Whitaker. [CORDERO, BERNSTEIN, RODGERS - offer views on his denials he is questioning Mueller's investigation, the lingering questions about him being truthful, that he equivocated, had disdain for the hearings & sees it as a battle: easy questions he evaded, how he would not answer the "witch hunt" question, the issue of him not recusing himself & whether it was appropriate to do so, how he never said that Russian interference in the 2016 election was bad, how it is unlikely that the president will be indicted, how Whitaker will soon be replaced by Barr as attorney general, what was revealed about the Democrats' power in today's hearings when we need to know what happened here: seriousness & the need for books about Whitaker's conduct in office.]
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