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Russian Connection / Mueller Report / A Discussion #1135002

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The questions about how much of the report by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller will be made public if/when he wraps up his investigation & presents the report to Attorney General William Barr introduced. [President TRUMP - says it will be up to the new attorney general.] [Last month, in confirmation hearings, BARR - says he will provide as much information as regulations allow.] How we simply don't know what Barr will do with the Mueller report noted. [in the past, seven times, TRUMP - calls it a witch hunt.] [Nov. 17, 1973, President NIXON - says he welcomes the investigation: "I am not a crook."]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Abby Philip) The preparations in the White House for the Mueller report to wrap up soon but Trump has often reacted to the Mueller probe via Twitter feed, how he lashed out with the arrest of friend Roger Stone discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's lawyers Jeffrey Toobin, Neal Katyal & Carrie Cordero about the Mueller report. [KATYAL, TOOBIN, CORDERO - offer views on the what is outlined in the special counsel regulations with the Mueller investigation being just one piece of a larger investigation, how Barr has discretion here to "cut stuff" from the report {areas listed}, how the House may request the Mueller report with the report laying out what was investigated, that if Barr condenses the report Congress will call for testimony so we can learn more, whether the issue of Russia collusion will come out in this report, how the public has an interest into whether there was collusion between Russia & the Trump campaign.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Philip, Abby

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