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Russian Connection / Manafort / Blumenthal Interview / A Discussion #1134771

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Evan Perez) A judge's ruling that former Trump campaign chairman Pail Manafort lied intentionally on multiple occasions about his contacts with Russians while he was cooperating with the investigations, the significance of Manafort's meeting with Russian Konstantin Kilimnik†† in 2016 with sentencing coming of Feb 22 discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Senator Richard Blumenthal about Manafort. [BLUMENTHAL - offers views on the significance of the lies about the Russian connection, Ukraine & the Trump campaign, on why so many are lying about the Russians.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's lawyers Jeffrey Toobin, Shan Wu & Jim Schultz about Manafort. [TOOBIN, WU, SCHULTZ, BLUMENTHAL - offer views on Manafort's declining health in prison, how his sentencing could get worse after he put himself at risk by trying to hide things, why he might have lied to save his own skin, the crazy meeting at a cigar bar with Kilimnik, that Manafort may want a pardon: thus his lies to win favor with President Trump, that he may have been lying about sanctions with the pardon route being a Hail Mary, what the report from special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller may say, whether Manafort did it for the campaign or to repay a personal debt.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Perez, Evan

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