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Trump / Elections / Russian Interference / Blumenthal, Timberd Interviews #1139701

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 25, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at President Trump, our elections & Russia introduced; details given of the release of the Senate report that Russia likely targeted the 2016 presidential election campaign. [Yesterday, special counsel former FBI director Robert MUELLER - says Russia is doing it as we sit here.] [Senator Mitch MCCONNELL - calls the bill partisan.] President Trump's tweet about the Mueller hearings quoted. [July 13, 2018, national intelligence dir. Dan COATS - says "the warning lights are blinking red": Russian efforts to undermine our democracy.] How Trump believed Russian President Vladimir Putin over Coats about election meddling noted. [July 17, 2018, TRUMP - says Putin says it is not Russia.] The lack of any signs Trump considers election meddling a priority noted. [June 12, on ABC, TRUMP - says if somebody calls, listen to information.] [FBI dir. Chris WRAY - speaks about ongoing Russian interference.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Senator Richard Blumenthal. [BLUMENTHAL - says the bipartisan Senate report shows the Russians have attacked our democracy starting in 2014: a serious attack with Mueller being a modern-day Paul Revere, the Russians continue to attack our democracy so we need to reinforce safeguards while Trump credits Putin!, how the intelligence community is undermined & disregarded.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Washington Post" reporter Craig Timberd about disinformation campaigns. [TIMBERD - offers views on several countries like China, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE all have spying campaigns with different agendas, how meddling is carried out: social media disinformation & dumping information on the Internet: a risk in 2020, on the actions by American political activists.]

Cooper, Anderson

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