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Trump / FBI Spying / Barr Claims / Baker Interview #1137565

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 17, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at the claims by Attorney General William Barr that the FBI "spied" on President Trump presidential election campaign in 2016 after he ordered an investigation of the Russian probe introduced. [On Fox, BARR - says we will find out when the spying started so He has more questions: that we need to see if government officials abused their power, uses the term "witch hunt".] Barr's spy claims in the "Wall Street Journal" quoted; details given about the "New York Times" story on the FBI investigation of George Papadopoulos.] [Nine times, TRUMP - refers to "witch hunt."]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former FBI general counsel Jim Baker about Barr & spying. [BAKER - offer views on how the FBI was not doing politics, but what Barr is saying is less alarming than it seems why the FBI investigation was kept small: for lawful reasons, the issue of the credibility of the attorney general: ignore the spin being put on what he thinks, the "challenging" nature of the Trump Tower meeting, on Trump's alarming treason/coup charge & what his statements mean for the rule of law: he should not throw around those words.] Other material: [BARR - says this investigation was handled at higher levels than most investigations; reacts to the Democrats' "Laughable" charges he lied.] Trump's tweet he was spied on: TREASON quoted.

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