Bernstein: Trump's lawyers tell him what he wants to hear on Russia


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Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks after the conclusion of Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony on Capitol Hill, where Trump Jr. invoked attorney-client privilege in regards to discussing with his father his June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Russian operatives.”,”descriptionText”:”Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks after the conclusion of Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony on Capitol Hill, where Trump Jr. invoked attorney-client privilege in regards to discussing with his father his June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Russian operatives.”},{“title”:”Schiff: Evidence fills in the Russia puzzle”,”duration”:”01:34″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2017/12/07/adam-schiff-russia-investigation-trump-jr-newday.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2017/12/07/adam-schiff-russia-investigation-trump-jr-newday.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171207092003-adam-schiff-12-7-2017-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2017/12/07/adam-schiff-russia-investigation-trump-jr-newday.cnn/video/playlists/russia-investigation/”,”description”:”Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says Donald Trump Jr.’s closed-door testimony on Wednesday provided more details in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.”,”descriptionText”:”Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says Donald Trump Jr.’s closed-door testimony on Wednesday provided more details in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.”},{“title”:”Coons rejects Trump’s obstruction defense”,”duration”:”01:22″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2017/12/06/trump-chris-coons-reaction-obstruction-justice-rule-of-law-lead-sot.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2017/12/06/trump-chris-coons-reaction-obstruction-justice-rule-of-law-lead-sot.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171206170858-chris-coons-dec-6-lead-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2017/12/06/trump-chris-coons-reaction-obstruction-justice-rule-of-law-lead-sot.cnn/video/playlists/russia-investigation/”,”description”:”Democratic Sen. Chris Coons reacts to President Trump’s personal attorney John Dowd’s statement that the “President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer.””,”descriptionText”:”Democratic Sen. 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CNN’s Jessica Schneider reports.”,”descriptionText”:”The White House’s chief lawyer told President Donald Trump in January 2017 he believed then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled the FBI and lied to Vice President Mike Pence and should be fired, a source familiar with the matter said. 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Mark Warner (D-VA) says he believes former FBI Director James Comey’s claim that President Trump asked him to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.”,”descriptionText”:”Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) says he believes former FBI Director James Comey’s claim that President Trump asked him to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.”}],’js-video_headline-featured-23y79i3′,”,”js-video_source-featured-23y79i3″,true,true,’russia-investigation’);if (typeof configObj.context !== ‘string’ || configObj.context.length



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