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Politics: Trump & Pelosi / Stabenow Interview / A Discussion (Part I) #1137607

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at the White House showdown between President Trump & Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reviewed; details given about their meeting that was to be about infrastructure. [Before the meeting, PELOSI - says the president is engaged in a coverup.] [In the Rose Garden, TRUMP - says "this whole thing was an attempted takedown of the president"; that they {special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller's team} hated me, but I am the most transparent president: "I don't do coverups".] Examples of timeS he was not transparent given witH the Trump-Michael Cohen played. [Senator Chuck SCHUMER - says he ran away.] [TRUMP - says he told Pelosi & Schumer he wanted to do infrastructure, so get phony investigations over.] Examples of how government works during investigations of a president cited. [PELOSI - says he just "took a pass" so I pray for him & the US.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Senator Debbie Stabenow about the meeting. [STABENOW - calls the meeting bizarre & disappointing because things need to get done, but Nancy said something he did not like, so he left the room while he left a paper about our priorities; offers views on how the walkout was planned as he went straight to the Rose Garden, why Trump lets Pelosi get under her skin.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What Pelosi said about Trump's temper tantrum noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's "New York Times" reporter Maggie Haberman, Jeffrey Toobin & David Gergen about the day's politics. [HABERMAN, GERGEN, TOOBIN - offer views on how this was planned out after Pelosi's morning remarks, how he wanted to make a loud production with just some aides in on it, how this walkoff was "dereliction of duty" with examples of what other presidents under fire getting things done, the recent bad news for Trump from the courts about his finances so he is feeling embattled about his personal finances.]

Cooper, Anderson

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