BURNETT: "I want to bring in Dana Bash in here. Just to remind people, from what we understand the timing of this particular call with the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, what we were hearing the president say publicly was backing his version of things which was, you know, completely opposite to the conclusion reached by the president of the United States’ own CIA. Here’s President Trump."
TRUMP: "The king firmly denied any knowledge of it. He didn’t really know, maybe — I don’t want to get into his mind, but it sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers."
TRUMP: "I hate the crime. I hate what’s done. I hate the cover up, and I will tell you this, the crown Prince hates it more than I do, and they have vehemently denied it."
BURNETT: "Dana, that’s the context for a call that we now know they went to sort of extraordinary lengths to never even circulate a transcript at all and limit the people who actually saw what the president said to the crown Prince."
BASH: "As our colleagues here have been saying, it’s an incredibly sensitive issue politically, geopolitically. And Erin, I’m not so sure that we will get an answer to the question that Carrie just posed, the important question which was why was it these three? Why was it just these three as far as we know that was put into the special classification. Unless there is another John Dean in this White House who is going to be willing to come out and say so because the indications that we’re already getting is that this White House is going to stonewall and Congress will ask the questions to those questions and whether or not they will get away with that it is unclear for the courts and it is unclear if the Democrats want to wait that lock and if it’s tenable for them to go forward without the answers, we’ll see, but it would be nice to get the answer, but it’s a question of whether people are."
[Editor’s Note: CNN itself reported the Trump Administration has been placing all transcripts on this server going back at least a year.]