This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Evan Perez) The briefing from FBI director James Comey about Russian hacking & the Hillary Clinton e-mail, what Comey told the senate about the e-mails & the law, the different House briefing, the heated exchange between Comey & former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz with some Democrats believing Comey should be fired discussed; the statement from Wasserman Schultz quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's ""New York Times" reporter Maggie Haberman, Democrat Paul Begala, Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany & "New York Times" report Alex Burns about the Comey hearings about Russian hacking. [HABERMAN, BURNS, McENANY, BEGALA - offer views of the problem for incoming President-elect Donald Trump with aired hearings that could delegitimze the Trump victory, Trump's announced priorities, the role of Senator Richard Burr in the investigation.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's ""New York Times" reporter Maggie Haberman, Democrat Paul Begala, Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany & "New York Times" report Alex Burns about Lewis's position on Trump's legitimacy. [BEGALA, McENANY, HABERMAN, BURNS - offer views on what Lewis has said, how Trump could have brought Lewis on board, whether Trump has reached out during the transition, how this will aggravate Trump & he has been in campaign mode since the election, how Republicans will react to Lewis, how former President Bush acted early in a bipartisan way.]
(Washington: Jim Sciutto) A report President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn called after texted with the Russian ambassador the day President Obama announced sanctions for the hacking examined; details given about the allegations Russia has compromising information on Trump. [White House press secretary Josh EARNEST - comments on the contacts.] Trump Tweet about intelligence leaks quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Rene Marsh) How the Trump[ team is talking with governmental agencies, the Army Corps of Engineers & Homeland Security about building the southern border wall discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord & former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about Trump & the wall. [REICH, LORD - offer views on whether Mexico will pay for the wall: it is a folly & would cost 25 billion dollars, how Trump is a negotiator/builder & will get the money, how Mexico is our ally & we must retain good relations with our southern neighbor.] Other material: [TRUMP - says what's the difference between paying & reimbursing.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The new letters from Jenna & Barbara Bush to Sasha & Malia Obama, as those two sisters prepare to leave the White House examined; current & 2009 Bush letters quoted with White House photos shown. [The Bush SISTERS - read their letter.] ["First Women" author Kate Anderson BROWER- talks about the experience.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Randi Kaye) CNN documentary "The Legacy of Michelle Obama" discussed; clip shown.