This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Phil Mattingly) The preliminary testimony from former FBI director James Comey before his public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his dealings with President Trump reviewed; statement quoted about what Trump told Comey that he put in his memos about national security director Michael Flynn, asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prevent his direct communications with Trump, what Trump said about "loyalty," having informed Trump he was not a direct target of the Russian investigation. [May 11, TRUMP - says Comey said he was not under investigation.] The reaction from Trump's lawyer & the RNC that the seven pages vindicates the president & what senators want out of tomorrow's testimony discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Paul Begala, Jason Miller, Mary Katharine Ham, Jeffrey Toobin, April Ryan, Carl Bernstein, David Axelrod & Philip Mudd about the Comey testimony & Trump. [TOOBIN, HAM, BERNSTEIN, RYAN. AXELROD, MILLER, BEGALA, MUDD - offer views on the obstruction of justice issue with Trump wanting Comey alone to get the Flynn investigation to go away, that Comey told Trump he was not under investigation, how this evidence is "devastating" to the president, how we need more facts, the Trump-Comey meetings, the Trump-Flynn relationship, the obstruction of justice issue, the "loyalty" issue, the president & tweeting, Miller-Ryan bicker over the media role, how the real issue is whether Congress will decide to investigate the president.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger, Jeffrey Toobin & law professor Alan Dershowitz about Trump & Comey. [From France, DERSHOWITZ; TOOBIN - offer different views on how Trump could have stopped the investigation of national security director Michael Flynn: not obstruction of justice because the president has constitutional authority.] [BORGER - offers views on the Trump position he is vindicated by the Comey statement about their conversations.]
(Capitol Hill: Brianna Keilar) The contentious Senate hearings in which the intelligence chiefs declined to answer questions about President Trump & the Russia investigation reviewed; scenes shown from the hearings with questions from Senators Mark Warner, Martin Heinrich, Angus King & Richard Burr. [NSA director Adm. Mike ROGERS, national intelligence director Dan COATS - say they have never been directed to do anything illegal or inappropriate; refuse to answer committee questions.] The issue of executive privilege discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Paul Begala, Jason Miller, Mary Katharine Ham, Jeffrey Toobin, April Ryan, Carl Bernstein, David Axelrod & Philip Mudd about the testimony from Rogers & Coats. [TOOBIN, RYAN, BERNSTEIN, MUDD, AXELROD, MILLER, BEGALA, HAM - offer views on their refusal to answer questions from Congress, their contempt for Congress in their attitude, a defense of their refusal to answer, the need for government secrets, where the Russian investigation goes from here, including the "collusion" issue.]