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Trump / McGahn, Barr Testimony / Hirono Interview / A Discussion (Part I) #1137048

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 02, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the announcement from President Trump he will not let former White House lawyer Don McGahn testify as part of the obstruction investigation introduced. [On Fox, TRUMP - says they all testified for many hours: it is done: total transparency.] What Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said about yesterday's testimony from Attorney General William Barr introduced. [PELOSI - says he is not telling the truth to Congress: a crime.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Kaitlan Collins) The Trump strategy of not letting anyone {McGahn included} testify to Congress discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Senator Maizie Hirono about Trump & McGahn. [HIRONO - offers views on what Trump cares about: protecting himself with going to the courts an option, that Barr lied, on her exchange with Graham {see below} with Barr acting as attorney general for Trump: with a "moral dead zone in the Trump White House," what special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller said about obstruction in his report with claiming "no obstruction," on whether the House will let Mueller or Barr testify.] Other material: [Yesterday, HIRONO - tells Barr he should resign. [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - responds to this "slander."]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, former Whitewater independent counsel Robert Ray, Elliot Williams & Kirsten Powers about Trump & McGahn. [TOOBIN, RAY, POWERS, WILLIAMS- offer views on whether Trump can cite executive privilege re: McGahn, how this all has been handled dishonestly by the attorney general, how this is all about Trump's efforts to frustrate Congress.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Collins, Kaitlan
Duration:
00:15:50

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