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Mueller Report / Barr Testimony / Harris Interview #1137018

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 01, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Pamela Brown) Breaking news on the refusal of Attorney General William Barr to testify tomorrow before a House committee after his testimony today before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his handling of the Mueller report because of the hearing's format & the threat from Representative Jerrold Nadler to subpoena him, the White House response about Barr, including him saying the report did not exonerate President Trump, discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Today's Barr hearing before the Senate committee introduced; scenes shown from the hearings with questions from Senators Patrick Leahy, MAN, Richard Blumenthal. [BARR - offers views on what members of Mueller's team said, when he decided to make the Mueller letter available, that he has net been directed by the White House about the other investigations, that he did not "exonerate", that the letter was "snitty."] [Outside, Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - says "enough already."]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Senator Kamala Harris about Barr. [HARRIS - offers views on Barr has compromised his job, so he is misleading & should be fired: that he is the people's attorney general, how he understands the questions about whether President Trump asked him to investigate, on whether the voters she meets are asking about this issue of interference in the elections.] Other material: [In response to Harris questions, BARR - says we did not go under the report & not look at the underlying evidence; debates her wording about whether he considered more investigations.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Brown, Pamela

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