This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Capitol Hill: Manu Rahu) The role of Papadopoulos, who met with a London professor & others with ties to the Russia government & his lying about it, the communications by then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort & his associate Rick Gates, the arrest of Papadopoulos examined. The whereabouts of Papadopoulos, how the White House is downplaying his role in the Trump campaign & his cooperation with the FBI discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Pamela Brown) The allegations against Manafort & Gates for their million dollar deals with Ukraine, their lavish lifestyle with the laundered money from 2008-2017 with potentially mope charges against them discussed. [Manafort attorney Kevin DOWNING- defends his client.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The reaction from the White House to the indictments introduced. [Several times, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - downplays the role of Papadopoulos as just a volunteer in the campaign.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) The seething reaction of President Trump to the reports on the indictments, how he was surprised by the Papadopoulos story, the strategy for dealing with special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller's investigation with two split sides on what the president should do with Mueller & how it is a distraction to the tax reform issue & his Asian trip discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen about he indictments. [GERGEN - offers views on how these indictments are serious because an advisor had conversations with the Russians suggesting Mueller has Papadopoulos giving evidence to get a plea bargain, how there was a clear desire by the campaign to get dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russians, how we don't know if there was actual cooperation with the Russians leading to meddling, the historical perspective: it is creeping into those higher up in the administration.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, Laura Coates, Philip Mudd, former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli & former Mueller associate Michael Zeldin about the investigation by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller & Papadopoulos. [TOOBIN, CUCCINELLI, ZELDIN, COATES - offer views on the efforts to get the Trump campaign & the Russians together about the e-mails from Hillary Clinton, what Papadopoulos being a "proactive cooperator" means, the time frame for Papadopoulos getting a response from the campaign, the significance of the arrest & guilty plea from Papadopoulos, how he was likely wiretapped for months.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, Laura Coates, Philip Mudd, former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli & former Mueller associate Michael Zeldin about the investigation. [MUDD, TOOBIN, CUCCINELLI, ZELDIN, COATES - offer views on how Mueller will "start rolling up" after this beginning, how the FBI had information before the firing of FBI director James Comey, how George Papadopoulos was being interview in January, what could be the next step in the story in the criminal investigation, how "conspiracy," not "collusion," is a crime, the similar actions of national security director Michael Flynn & his son.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Sunlin Serfaty) The limited reaction of Congress to the indictments with the division along party lines with some politicians quoted discussed. [Speaker of the House Paul RYAN - says this is what Mueller was tasked to do.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The low poll ratings for President Trump outlined on screen.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger, David Chalian & David Gergen about the Russian investigation. [GERGEN, BORGER, CHALIAN - offer views on the limited reaction of Ryan, reports on Trump's reaction & what the strategy will be for dealing with Mueller, the facts, the administration & George Papadopoulos, the difficult terrain for the White House to navigate with an Asian trip scheduled, how Trump is likely fuming so it is hard to focus on policy.]
(Washington: Drew Griffin) The specifics of the criminal charges against Manafort & his associate Rick Gates with the money coming form Ukraine, hidden with the cash laundered & money spent on a lavish lifestyle, his connection with Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovych, who has been in exile in Russia since 2014, how the FBI started investigating Manafort's Ukraine connections with him leaving the Trump campaign on August 19, 2016, examined. [On CNN, May 16, 2016, MANAFORT - says he negotiated the framework that made Ukraine part of Europe.] [On CNN, April 8, 2014, MANAFORT - says Trump felt he could help.] How Manafort ran the campaign in the summer of 2016 with the first Trump-Manafort connection through Roger Stone discussed.