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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at tomorrow's public testimony from former Trump attorney Michael Cohen before Congress introduced. [COHEN - says he will clear the record & tell the truth tomorrow.] What he will say tomorrow about President Trump conduct, including criminal conduct in the Stormy Daniels matter, with damage control from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about felon Cohen quoted, how Cohen has admitted lying while Trump has not previewed; details given about the "Washington Post" fact check of Trump's lies. [Three times, COHEN - says he will protect Mr. Trump.] [Last April, on plane. TRUMP - denies knowing about the Daniels payment.] The facts of Trump's lying about Daniels noted; Trump-Cohen tape played. Tweet from Trump supporter Representative Matt Gaetz critical of Cohen quoted. The facts about the Gaetz tweet outlined.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Hanoi: Jim Acosta) The mood of White House staffers in Vietnam about the Cohen hearing with the view of Cohen inside Trump World, whether Trump will watch the hearings tomorrow with the expectations of no bombshells but that it will be a major spectacle discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton about Cohen. [NORTON - offer views on whether Gaetz's tweet threatens Cohen, what her Oversight Committee will ask Cohen, how the White House is playing an offense against Cohen, who has reasons to tell the truth now, how we can only be asked about domestic matters, not the Russian connection.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger & Jeffrey Toobin about Cohen. [BORGER - offers views on how the Gaetz tweet will not matter, that he will paint an unflattering picture of Trump, the Trump-Cohen credibility debate.] [TOOBIN - offers views on Gaetz & whether he is obstructing justice since Trump has said worse things about Cohen, how this will be a big deal 50 years from now: a defining moment for Trump.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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