This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Jim Sciutto) What Trump wanted from Sessions during the Russia investigation, the issue of obstruction of justice in the investigation by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller, the legal issues about the firewalls between the president & the Justice Department discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) What a senior administration official said about the pressure from the White House to the Justice Department over Sessions' recusal & why Sessions is not on this trip discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Senator Richard Blumenthal about the obstruction of justice issue & Sessions' recusal. [BLUMENTHAL - says the "New York Times" reporting indicates the building of a case about White House efforts to shut down the investigation via Sessions, who needs to explains the contact from the White House as the Mueller investigation moves methodically, the role of counsel Don McGahn in these conversations, his obligation to come forward to cooperate with investigations, what Trump wants from an attorney general, the case of Roy Cohn, a bipartisan bill to prevent the president from firing Mueller or deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, the issue about the attorney general seeking "dirt" on FBI director James Comey.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Carl Bernstein, Richard Ben-Veniste about the dossier. [BERNSTEIN, BEN-VENISTE, DEAN - offers views on the dossier issue & what Steele said to reporters: it is a side show to discredit special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller investigation that should be allowed to proceed, that the senators' move is disappointing partisan diversion, that this a another red herring, the question of the Senate concern about leaks.] Other material: the Michael Wolff book mentioned & quoted.
(New York: Randi Kaye) Writer Wolff, his style & his long & polarizing career profiled; scenes shown; details given about his book about media mogul Rupert Murdoch. ["The Atlantic" editor Michelle COTTLE- characterizes Wolff's reporting & peculiar writing style & his reputation for his observations.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's ""New York Times" reporter Maggie Haberman & CNN national security correspondent Jim Sciutto about Wolff. [HABERMAN - offers views on Wolff's book on Trump: "notional" reporting, writing his style, the inaccuracies & "fantastical" insights, the "New York Times" reporting on the Trump Tower meeting.] [SCIUTTO - offers views on the essential facts about the Trump Tower meeting on which Trump has given a false account & special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller is investigating it.]