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Trump / Cohen, Finances, Pardons, McGahn / A Discussion #1137523

CNN Evening News for Monday, May 20, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The issues about President Trump introduced. [In Pennsylvania, TRUMP - defends his transparency after the biased investigation by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller that found no collusion & the Democrats want a re-do.] A Keeping Them Honest look at Trump's transparency claims with examples cited of his resistance to any oversight introduced.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Kara Scannell) The court ruling by a judge about Trump's financial records back to 2011 that is a setback for him with the judge not granting a stay until an appeal with the judge using Watergate as a precedent about Congressional authority discussed; Judge Amid Mehta quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & John Dean about the court ruling. [TOOBIN - offers views on why this is a big deal: that accountants have to turn over documents if there is no stay, that it could be about tax returns as the records, how the wild card is with Don McGahn, who may want to testify but he is unlikely to show up tomorrow despite risking contempt.] [DEAN - offers views on how the judge laid out a well-reasoned opinion with solid law making an appeal hard, whether former White House lawyer McGahn will refuse to testify as Trump wants. why & how he {Dean} testified in Watergate: honor a subpoena.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Scannell, Kara

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