CNN Evening News for Monday, May 13, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with former FBI general counsel James Baker about Rosenstein & Comey. [BAKER - offers views on the traumatic days at the FBI while investigating presidential candidates as with the e-mail case of Hillary Clinton: how the whole thing was about what Russia was doing, not collecting political dirt, the need for President Trump to get interagency behavior on this foreign threat, that the real threat to the rule of law in this country is the undermining of the institutions of justice, which needs the confidence of the American people rather than hearing "lock her up," the IG investigation of the FBI: not "spying" since there was no political intelligence collected--just about Russia.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former asst. attorney general Elliot Williams, Jeffrey Toobin & Gloria Borger on Rosenstein & Comey. [TOOBIN, BORGER, WILLIAMS - offer views on how Trump wanted to fire Comey only because of the Russia investigation using Rosenstein to find a "pretext" to fire Comey, the view from inside the FBI of Comey & Rosenstein, Comey's point about Rosenstein being degraded by Trump for not being loyal enough.]
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