This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) What is known about the president meeting today with deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, FBI director Chris Wray & national intelligence director Dan Coats about the demands leading to a meeting to review classified information & the lack of a press briefing today discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Senator Richard Blumenthal about the Justice Department investigation at the president's request. [BLUMENTHAL - offers views on this being a dangerous concession because there are no facts to support an investigation of the FBI: it is a side show while the investigation by special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller goes on, that classified information could be disclosed, that the informant was not a spy but investigating the Russian connections, Giuiiani's claims that Mueller can wrap up the investigation by Sept. 1, that the FBI has been harmed by Trump's relentless attacks.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) The legality of Trump calling for this investigation & how it violates the normal system wherein the president allows FBI independence, the issue of outing an undercover agent into the campaign, the evidence of collusion between the campaign & the Russians as from George Papadopoulos & Carter Page, how Trump is trying to destroy the investigation discussed. [Law professor Alan DERSHOWITZ - explains why an investigation of the informant is warranted, how civil libertarians ought to be suspicious.]