This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Sciutto) The bureaucratic reasons as to why there was a delay in some condolence letters being sent out & the view of some there is a coverup discussed. [On "Good Morning America," Myeshia JOHNSON - says the president said he knew what he signed up for & could not remember her husband's name, La David.] Trump's tweet in response to the widow defending his conversation with her quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's retired Gen. Mark Hertling & Gloria Borger & "Roll Call" reporter John Donnelly about the White House contacting military families. [DONNELLY, HERTLING, BORGER - offer views on the White House getting contact information with half the families saying they got no calls or letters as claimed, the concerns about the recurrent themes of leadership principles, the president's claims & the White House scrambling on defense creating a political problem & a personal problem for Myeshia Johnson, how Trump is just shooting himself in the foot, the issue of multiple casualty incidents & processing letters, the role of the president as commander-in-chief, how Mrs. Johnson "feels" slighted & the president won't apologize for a miscommunication.]
(Washington: Jim Sciutto) New information from the Pentagon about the US role in Niger & the ambush that killed four US soldiers examined; details given about drones & French air support during the attack. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joseph DUNFORD- comments on the unit; promises transparency to the families; notes the recovery of Sgt. La David Johnson's body.] [On "Good Morning America," widow Myeshia JOHNSON - says she does not know anything.] The military protocol for viewing a body as that of La David Johnson discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Representative Adam Kinzinger about Niger. [KINZINGER - says we need to know about the Green Beret mission; notes we need more information from the military's investigation; comments on President Trump's interaction with widow Johnson with blame to go around; offers views on Senator John McCain's statements about the draft during the war era.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger & "The Truth About Trump" author Michael D'Antonio about Trump. [In 2014 interview with D'ANtonio, TRUMP - talks about his bone spurs on his feet: i got a deferment, about his "military training" in school.] [D'ANTONIO - offers views on Trump's feet, his draft lottery number, his ideas on military training.] [BORGER - offer views on "McCain unbound," the criticism of him by Trump.]
(Studio: Brian Stelter) The reaction to O'Reilly's settlement with Lis Wiehl examined; details given about his eventual firing from Fox after signing a huge deal after other settlements were revealed. [On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," O'REILLY - says they want to take him out of the marketplace.] [On NBC last month, O'REILLY - denies doing anything wrong.] [On CNN, "New York Times" Emily STEEL- explains what Wiehl claimed.] [Former Fox anchor Gretchen CARLSON - offers views on the 32 million dollar settlement.] [With "New York Times," voice of O'REILLY - denies proof: bull****.] O'Reilly's confirmation of the settlement, how Fox was aware he settled when his contract was renewed discussed.