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Inauguration / Armed Protests / Security / Trump's Final Days / Capitol Riot / A Discussion / Jackson Lee Interview #1280205

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 15, 2021
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at "sorry seems to be the hardest word" as President Trump prepares to leave office as National Guard security at Capitol Hill for the Inauguration grows as evidence grows how close Vice President Mike Pence came from crossing paths with rioters introduced; scenes shown of officer Eugene Goodman luring the mob away at 2:14 PM just after Pence left the Senate; details given about Trump's tweet about Pence. [Jan. 6, at the rally, TRUMP - hopes Pence has the courage to do what he has to do, so we will walk down yo the Capitol: you have to be strong.] How people died because of these lies & he will keep claiming the election was stolen noted. [TRUMP, five mob MEN, Representatives Jim JORDAN, Kevin McCARTHY - recount the election was stolen.] The letter from Representative James Langford to his black constituents outlined.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta; Washington: Dana Bash) How Trump wants a big military sendoff as a last cheerleader moment on Inauguration morning, how he clings to the lie he did not lose the election, the visit to the White House today by Mike Lindell%, of MyPilloow, who brought evidence of vote fraud, discussed; scenes shown of the National Guard presence near the Capitol.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Shimon Prokupecz) The "Washington Post" story that Capitol police were warned before Jan. 6 that Congress could be attacked, the military presence now in Washington, DC, with them being concerned with vehicles, the ongoing FBI arrests re: the Capitol riot with over 400 legal cases discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former Philadelphia police chief Charles Ramsey & former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wackrow about the insurrection; scenes shown from Jan. 6. [RAMSEY - offers views on the need for a commission to investigate the security breakdown, on the comparisons of Washington to Baghdad's Green Zone, on what will happen after January 20.] [WACKROW - offers views on the intelligence failure that was negligent because intelligence was not acted upon, the danger to softer targets as they will engage in violent acts.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Representative Shirley Jackson Lee; details given of the Capitol riot. [JACKSON LEE - offers views on the intelligence saying Congress could be targeted, on how the real problem was the collapse of security under President Trump, who abdicated responsibility, the review to be led by Russel Honore, on the issue of safety for members of Congress.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A CNN special report "The Faces of the Trump Insurrection" announced.

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim;
Bash, Dana;
Prokupecz, Shimon

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