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CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 22, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Pamela Brown) Breaking news on the turning in of special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller's report to the Justice Department leading to a new phase over what will Attorney General William Barr turn over to Congress possibly as early as this weekend with nothing about collusion with President Trump never subpoenaed during the investigation & how the White House wants to keep most of the report under wraps while Democrats want the whole report & all documents & whether Barr has talked to the White House directly discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) What is being heard from the White House about the response to there being no new indictments in the Mueller report, but it is unclear how all this will work out with Trump now in Mar-A-Lago with Trump backing the release of the report but legal/political battles with the Democrats will come discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Representative David Cicilline about the report. [CICILLINE -offers views on the timing of the release of the report, his concern about what Barr will release & it should be sent to the American people to preserve the integrity of the democracy, the issues of executive privilege & the conduct of the president.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Brown, Gloria Borger, Carrie Cordero, Shimon Prokupecz. Jeffrey Toobin & Shan Wu about the Mueller report with questions to Cicilline. [In response to questions from the panel, CICILLINE - offers views on how much information the House will get from the report t investigate the issues. how the FBI notes will be revealing & easy to collect, whether Mueller might be called to answer questions before the Judiciary Committee, whether the full report will be asked for via subpoena, whether Mueller could be asked for his reflections about the investigation.] [TOOBIN - offers views on the letter Barr sent about the DOJ & the investigation as Mueller wanted it to go, how it is good news for the people around Trump who will not be indicted.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion with CNN's panel continued. [CORDERO, WU, TOOBIN, PROKUPECZ, BROWN - offer views on whether the president obstructed justice is unanswered, the factual gray areas that Congress will look into about dealings with the Russians, how the New York southern district could still bring charges against the Trump family members, how the family is in the clear, the issue of the huge money payments is a crime, what the Democrats & Republicans will now say about the report, how the Democrats want the underlying documents as well as the report: how this fight is not over.]

Pamela, Anderson Cooper,;
Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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