Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Peter Schweizer, conservative author of Clinton Cash (2015), joined anchor, Brian Stelter, to discuss the revelation that George Stephanopoulos of ABC News has donated to the Clinton Global Initiative. Following this exchange is reaction from former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-VA).
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Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Peter Schweizer, conservative author of Clinton Cash (2015), joined guest anchor Frank Sesno to discuss his book.
On the Clintons: “you see a pattern that indicates pay to play, from foreign entities giving money to the Clintons either through speaking fees or Clinton Foundation donations, and those entities get favorable action from Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.“
On the lack of evidence to implicate the Clinton family: “I’m an author and a journalist. I don't have subpoena power. Let me just ask this very basic question: if this were a secretary of defense, it were not the Clintons. They had a small company that needed Pentagon approval of something, and nine individuals in that small company had sent $145 million to a private foundation that the secretary of defense had and the secretary of defense's spouse had received inflated speaking fees during the time of this approval.”
Former Fox insider, Eric Burns joined Brian Stelter on today's Reliable Sources to give his take on the O'Reilly controversy.
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Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, Eric Engberg, a correspondent for CBS News for 26 years, shared his account of Argentina during the Falklands War. As a former colleague of Bill O’Reilly, Engberg disputes the Fox Anchor’s description of Argentina as a ‘war zone’. A transcript and videos from the show are available below.
Engberg on O’Reilly’s description of the protests in Argentina: “I didn't see that happen. I didn't see anything like that happen. I don't know of any American foreign correspondent who had a weapon pointed at him. But the important thing is, I didn't hear any gunfire. Not only did I not hear any gunfire, as I say, I didn't hear any sirens. I would - I came to Argentina from years of experience in Washington covering anti-war demonstrations against Vietnam War in Washington.”
Engberg on O’Reilly’s story about the CBS correspondents: “What he just said was a fabrication, a lie. There were five CBS correspondents, including him, assigned to the bureau. They were under the direction of Larry Doyle, one of our very first field producers. You marines out there will understand what I was saying. He was a lurp in the marines in Vietnam before he went to CBS. He's a very skilled operator in combat and dangerous situations. He sent all five of the correspondents and all 10 or 12 of the camera crew members out into the street. Nobody stayed in their hotel room because they were afraid. We were all working and we saw what looked - what was a moderate size riot. It was a couple thousand people attacking Casa Rosada, or the area around the Casa Rosada, by waving their arms, by clapping and chanting and singing songs. Nobody attacked the soldiers. Nobody attacked the police. There was nobody lying on the ground when it was over that I saw.”
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Today on Reliable Sources, Brian Stelter explores the allegations against NBC News Anchor, Brian Williams. In their first TV appearances, both the pilot of Brian Williams' chopper, Chief Allen Kelly, and the pilot of the chopper actually hit by an RPG in Iraq, Don Helus, speak to Brian Stelter. Lt. Gen. Russell Honoré who directed humanitarian relief after the hurricane responds to Brian Williams' Katrina stories. Is Brian Williams still a reliable source? Kimberly Dozier, Jeff Greenfield, and Frank Sesno discuss the journalistic questions behind this growing scandal. Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET). A transcript and videos from the show are available below.
Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, sports announcer, Jack Whitaker, joined Brian to talk about the mystery of the missing footage from the historic Super Bowl I, what that game was like, and how sports journalism has changed since then. Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).
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CNN's Brian Stelter spoke to Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, about being one of the victims of the Sony hack and what the situation means for the future of communications. The full interview aired on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday, December 21 at 11am ET.
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Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, ESPN reporter Jemele Hill explains how she landed the first Janay Rice interview, why she agreed to certain conditions, and what Janay feels towards the outcome of the situation.
“I think obviously she would not like to relive the situation. However, I think that that's pretty obvious. There were certain positives or a silver lining, if you will, that came out of this. Among the many was the fact that the level and awareness of domestic violence is now, you know, maybe more than we have seen in this country in quite some time. The other side of her, from a personal level, too, is that she felt like she learned a lot about herself, about her own strength, the strength of her family, the strength of her relationship with her husband. So, even though it was horrible and traumatic, and there's going to be some probably long-term emotional damage from this entire episode, I think that she has enough perspective to understand that there was something larger and bigger at play than just the microcosm of her situation."
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Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Brian Stelter finished up his exclusive interview with radio and television host Glenn Beck. The pair discussed what is next for Beck’s company Mercury Radio Arts and the future of news and talk radio. Beck also told Stelter that he named his company after Orson Welles and models it after Walt Disney because those are the two people who have influenced him over the years.
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