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Catherine, Princess of Wales, Making Good Progress Against Cancer

On Saturday, Catherine, Princess of Wales, is set to make her first public appearance in months following the announcement of her cancer diagnosis in March. She will be attending King Charles' official birthday celebration. The Princess also gave an update on her cancer battle on Friday, saying her treatment is ongoing and will be for a few months. CNN's Max Foster reports from London and our chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta reacts to the Princess of Wales saying she is quote "not out of the woods yet.” Plus, more than 30 years ago the nation was captivated by the Pamela Smart case. In 1991, the high school staffer was convicted of being an accomplice to murder, after she seduced a 15-year-old student and convinced him to kill her husband Gregg Smart. Now the case is making headlines again after Smart accepted responsibility for her husband’s murder. CNN’s Gary Tuchman has been following the case for decades and has the new developments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/15/202446 minutes, 48 seconds
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Former President Trump Praised "Tremendous Unity" Among GOP Lawmakers After DC Meetings

Former President Donald Trump vented about his legal troubles to House Republicans in a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill today, the first time Trump has returned to the Capitol campus since leaving office after the January 6, 2021 riot. Trump aired his grievances regarding his legal and electoral challenges, attacked his critics in the room, and only briefly addressed policy matters like abortion and taxes, according to multiple GOP lawmakers who were in attendance. He also met with Senate Republicans, including Sen. Mitch McConnell, who had an icy relationship with the former President and hadn’t spoken directly with him since December 2020. Trump praised McConnell today and shook his hand. New York Democratic congressman Daniel Goldman speaks to Anderson about Trump’s day in Washington. Also tonight, a top Senate Democrat revealed Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas took more undisclosed trips on a private plane of GOP megadonor Harlan Crow. CNN justice correspondent Jessica Schneider, former federal judge John E. Jones III and former federal prosecutor Elie Honig give their thoughts on the new development. Plus, a special goodbye and good luck to our longtime executive producer Charlie Moore, who’s taking on a new role at CNN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/14/202447 minutes, 19 seconds
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NYPD Arrest Man With Tools Of Mayhem In Vehicle

The New York Police Department said they arrested a 27-year-old man early Wednesday morning with a cache of weapons. According to the NYPD Chief of Department, officers searched his SUV and found a gun, large amount of ammunition, handcuffs, multiple knives, two axes and other items. Former NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism John Miller and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe discuss the case. Plus, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting survivors, who lost 20 first grade classmates in the massacre nearly 12 years ago, graduate from high school and remember those they will always miss. Two survivors talked with our Randi Kaye. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/13/202445 minutes, 32 seconds
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Hunter Biden Found Guilty On All 3 Counts

A federal jury convicted Hunter Biden guilty on all three felony gun charges he faced, concluding that he violated laws meant to prevent drug addicts from owning firearms. The conviction marks the first time a president’s immediate family member has been found guilty of a crime during their father’s term in office, though his crimes predate Joe Biden’s tenure as president. After the verdict, Hunter Biden said he was disappointed by the outcome but was "more grateful for the love and support" of his family. President Biden said he accepts the verdict, while supporting his son. "I am the president, but I am also a Dad. Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today." Anderson speaks to two people who've worked with and know President Biden well, CNN political commentators David Axelrod and Kate Bedingfield. Plus, CNN's chief international correspondent Clarissa Ward is granted extraordinary access inside camps in Northern Syria housing women and children captured after ISIS was defeated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/12/202451 minutes, 31 seconds
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Trump Calls January 6 Rioters “Warriors” and “Victims”

Hunter Biden’s fate in the federal gun trial is now the in the hands of a Delaware jury. A look at how the prosecution and defense did in making their case. Then, the latest in a string of CNN exclusives on decades of sexual abuse at the United States Coast Guard Academy. Also, four Israeli hostages were freed in a special operation in central Gaza according to the IDF. Plus, Donald Trump is calling the inmates connected to the events of January 6th victims.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/11/202446 minutes, 4 seconds
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President Biden Gives Speech At Historic Pointe de Hoc

President Biden gave a speech at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy on Friday, warning about the dangers of isolationism. Historian Garrett Graff and Protect Democracy editor Amanda Carpenter join Anderson to discuss. And New York Times opinion columnist Frank Bruni joins Anderson to discuss the 2024 presidential election and why he says it's a mistake to think Donald Trump can't win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/8/202447 minutes, 29 seconds
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Trump Again Suggests He Would Try To Prosecute His Political Opponents If Re-elected

Does former President Trump mean what he says when he keeps suggesting he'll use the justice system for payback if he's elected again? We're Keeping Them Honest. Speaking in Phoenix, at an event put on by conservative activist Charlie Kirk, Trump confined the bulk of his remarks to immigration and the economy, but also railed against his criminal prosecutions saying "We're in more danger from the enemy from within. With these lunatics, these fascists, these communists, and we're going to stop that also." Biden-Harris national campaign co-chair and former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks to Anderson about Trump's comments. Plus, 8o years ago today more than 150,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France in the largest seaborne invasion in history. The sacrifices made in that defining battle led to the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany and ultimately the end of WWII. CNN chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour is in Normandy where President Biden and other world leaders gathered to commemorate the historic invasion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/7/202447 minutes, 19 seconds
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Georgia Appeals Court Pauses Trump 2020 Election Case

A Georgia appeals court has halted the election subversion conspiracy case against former President Donald Trump and several of his co-defendants until a panel of judges rules on whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis should be disqualified, the latest indication this trial won't occur before election day in November. Also, Judge Eileen Cannon, who’s overseeing his classified documents trial, revamped the timetable, pushing several pre-trial hearings later. Former federal judge Nancy Gertner, former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin, and CNN legal analyst Norm Eisen share their thoughts on the new developments. Plus, Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, was asked by The Washington Post how his fellow evangelicals reconcile their faith with the former president's behavior. “Character does matter, and individual voters will make those assessments. But I think that the idea that either voters of faith or all voters disqualify someone because of moral failings in the past is just out of step with who the American people are," Reed told the Post. Anderson gets reaction from Russell Moore, editor in chief of Christianity Today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/6/202445 minutes, 2 seconds
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Trump Asks Judge to Terminate Gag Order in Hush Money Case

The former president's legal team asked Judge Juan Merchan in the criminal hush money trial case to lift the gag order, now that a jury has found him guilty on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, and the trial is over. When asked about the status of the gag order, a court spokesman said, “the order is part of the court record that has been made publicly available and it speaks for itself.” Former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin, and retired New York judge Jill Konviser - a long-time friend of the trial judge in the case - tell Anderson whether they think this is a reasonable request, and what the judge could decide to do. Plus, President Biden issued sweeping executive action Tuesday that will allow the administration to ban asylum seekers who cross the US-Mexico border illegally. CNN's David Culver is at a border crossing in San Diego with the story of one man who has made patrolling the border a personal mission. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/5/202447 minutes, 30 seconds
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The state of play for Republicans and Democrats Amid Hunter Biden and Trump Trials

The leader of the Republican party faces a sentencing date for 34 felony convictions, and former president Trump's supporters are rallying around him. In a new letter CNN obtained today, House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan is proposing to defund federal and state prosecutions targeting what he called, quote, “political opponents.” Separately, Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene called the USA a "banana republic." Anderson speaks to former Arkansas Governor and former Republican presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson on the state of the Republican Party. Meanwhile, a jury has been seated in Hunter Biden's trial on felony gun charges in Wilmington, Delaware. This is the first time in American history that the child of the sitting president is on trial. CNN Political Commentator and former White House communications director Kate Bedingfield and former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin tell us what they make of the case and the impact it might have come election day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/4/202446 minutes, 23 seconds
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What Comes Next For Former President Trump?

This morning, at Trump Tower, Donald Trump denounced the historic guilty verdict in his criminal hush money trial. He also vowed to appeal his conviction in remarks that were filled with false claims about Judge Juan Merchan, President Biden, New York City's crime rates and other topics. New York criminal defense attorney Arthur Aidala and former Manhattan Chief Assistant District Attorney Karen Friedman Agnifilo share what might be next for the now-convicted former president. Plus, today President Biden announced Israel has submitted a three-phase proposal to wind down the war with Hamas. The proposal would include the release of hostages, and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from "all populated areas of Gaza" and eventually lead to a "full and complete ceasefire." The proposal closely matches a deal Hamas itself recently offered. Barak Ravid, political and foreign policy reporter for Axios, talks about how realistic this potential deal might be.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/1/202447 minutes, 21 seconds
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Donald Trump Found Guilty of 34 Felonies in Criminal Hush Money Trial

Former President Donald Trump is now a convicted felon after a jury of 12 found him guilty on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in his hush money criminal trial. Anderson gets reaction to the historic verdict from presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, journalist Ronan Farrow, who is the author of the 2019 best-selling book "Catch and Kill," and New York Times senior political correspondent Maggie Haberman who was in the courtroom when the verdict was read. Also joining AC360 tonight, legendary investigative reporters, best-selling authors, and eyewitnesses to more than five decades of American history - Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/31/202454 minutes, 17 seconds
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First Day of Jury Deliberations in Trump New York Hush Money Trial

Jury deliberations have begun in the former president's criminal hush money trial and the jurors have some questions. The jury sent two notes to Judge Juan Merchan this afternoon. In one, they asked to rehear testimony from David Pecker and Michael Cohen. In the other, they asked to rehear the judge's jury instructions. The Washington Post’s Philip Bump, who served as a juror in the high-profile 2009 New York trial of socialite Brook Astor's son, who was convicted of bilking her out of millions of dollars, and jury consultant Alan Tuerkheimer talk about what it's like to be part of a jury and what they can gleam from the deliberations so far. Plus, just over a week ago, Nikki Haley revealed she plans to vote for former President Trump in November. She urged him to reach out to her supporters and not take their votes for granted. In tonight's installment of John King's "All Over the Map" series, he heads to Pennsylvania to speak to Haley supporters about who they'll vote for this fall.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/30/202445 minutes, 29 seconds
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Closing Arguments End in Trump Hush Money Trial

Closing arguments in the former president's historic criminal hush money trial wrapped up in a lower Manhattan courtroom tonight. The prosecution told jurors they’ve seen a “mountain of evidence” to prove that Donald Trump falsified business records in order to cover up a damaging story involving an alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels at the end of the 2016 election. On the other side, Trump's team told the jury that this whole case relies on the testimony of his former fixer Michael Cohen, who according to them is the "MVP of liars" and is out to get Trump. Wednesday morning, after hearing instructions from Judge Juan Merchan, jurors will have the case and the former President's fate in their hands. Tonight, Anderson spoke with Michael Cohen's attorney Danya Perry and Stormy Daniels' attorney Clark Brewster to get their thoughts on closing arguments and how they think jury deliberations will go.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/29/202446 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jury Instructions Delivered to Prosecution, Defense in Trump Hush Money Trial

The judge in the former president's criminal hush money trial case has issued the final jury instructions to the prosecution and defense teams. The instructions are not expected to be released publicly before closing arguments, which are scheduled for Tuesday. Former federal prosecutor Temidayo Aganga-Williams and former New York state supreme court justice Jill Konviser discuss what might be included in the jury instructions. Plus, today marks two years since 19 students were killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Shimon Prokupecz went back to Uvalde to speak with some of the survivors.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/25/202444 minutes, 59 seconds
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Trump Holds Campaign Rally in the Bronx to Court Black, Latino Voters

Tonight former President Trump held a campaign rally in the Bronx, a largely Hispanic and Black area of New York City. President Biden won the county, a Democratic stronghold, by about 68 points four years ago. But as Mr. Trump seeks reelection in November, he’s trying to reach out to those voters. Anderson talks about the campaign’s efforts with former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Republican strategist Shermichael Singleton. Plus, it's been nearly 19 years since Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans and parts of Mississippi, killing more nearly 1,400 people. A mother and her twin baby boys survived the hurricane but were struggling with dehydration and starvation when Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré stepped in to help. Stephanie Elam shows us how those twins, who just graduated from high school, are thanking Honoré. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/24/202445 minutes, 36 seconds
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Florida Hearing in Trump Classified Documents Case Devolves Into Shouting Match

A shouting match broke out today between attorneys during pre-trial proceedings in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case. The disagreement was over a long-disputed 2022 meeting between a prosecutor and an attorney for former President Trump’s personal aide Walt Nauta. Plus, Judge Aileen Cannon seemed skeptical of arguments to dismiss charges against Trump and his co-defendants. But, she has yet to rule on the motions she considered on Wednesday. Former Trump White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci and former U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin talk to Anderson about the case. Also, in a 360° exclusive, CNN’s Elizabeth Wagmeister talks to a woman who alleges Harvey Weinstein assaulted her nearly a decade ago. The woman also says she was the target of a "catch-and-kill" effort by the National Enquirer, similar to what's been described in the former president's hush money trial.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/23/202446 minutes, 5 seconds
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Donald Trump’s Defense Rests Its Case in Hush Money Criminal Trial

The Trump defense rested today in the criminal hush money trial without calling the former president to the witness stand after he said at one point that he'd testify. The trial is adjourned until next Tuesday when closing arguments are expected. CNN legal commentator Robert Ray, counsel to former President Trump in his first impeachment trial, and former New York Supreme Court judge Diane Kiesel break down what happens next. Plus, a video was posted on the former president’s Truth Social account Monday that included images of a fake newspaper article that contained the words "unified Reich." The video was removed from his account Tuesday morning, and a Trump campaign spokesperson said in a statement that the video was not created by the campaign and was “reposted by a staffer who clearly did not see the word, while the president was in court.” CNN political commentators Van Jones and Alyssa Farah Griffin talk about how something like this happens and why it took so long to take it down.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/22/202447 minutes, 13 seconds
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Judge Clears Courtroom in Trump Hush Money Trial

There was high drama and tension in the former president's hush money trial on Monday. At one point, Judge Juan Merchan admonished defense witness Robert Costello. According to the court transcript, the judge told Costello “if you try to stare me down one more time, I will remove you from the stand."  New York Times' senior political correspondent Maggie Haberman and former chief judge of the U.S. Middle District Court of Pennsylvania John E. Jones III join AC360 to break down today’s proceedings. Plus, Anderson speaks with television host Bill Maher about his new book "What This Comedian Said Will Shock You" and the current state of play for American politics.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/21/202447 minutes, 27 seconds
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Trump Lawyer Challenges Michael Cohen’s Memory

A blockbuster day during former President Trump’s criminal hush money trial. Trump attorney Todd Blanche repeatedly raised questions about Michael Cohen’s honesty during cross-examination. In another notable development, sources tell CNN the defense may call attorney Robert Costello to the stand to continue their claim that Cohen is a liar. Anderson Cooper and Kaitlan Collins lead a full debrief tonight with guests including jury and trial consultant Renato Stabile, courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg, one of Trump's former attorneys William Brennan, and Cohen's former attorney and current legal adviser Lanny Davis.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/17/202447 minutes, 51 seconds
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Trump Defense Team Thursday Will Focus On Challenging What Cohen Said In His Direct Testimony

Sources say former President Trump's attorney Todd Blanche plans to go after Michael Cohen as he continues his testimony tomorrow. Blanche plans to challenge Cohen's recollection of at least one conversation he claimed to have had with Trump as well as other inconsistent statements Trump's team believes Cohen has made. Former chief judge for the US Middle District of Pennsylvania John E. Jones III, former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin, former counsel to House Democrats during the former President's first impeachment Norm Eisen, and CNN's Kara Scannell talk to Anderson about what is expected in court tomorrow. Plus, ABC News anchor and veteran of the Clinton White House George Stephanopoulos discusses Trump and Biden's potential debate stage rematch, and his new book "The Situation Room: The Inside Story of Presidents in Crisis."  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/16/202446 minutes, 14 seconds
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Day 17 in the Trump Hush Money Trial

How is Michael Cohen coming across in the eyes of jurors? Renato Stabile, a jury consultant and attorney, talks about what the jury might be thinking about during the cross-examination of Trump’s former “fixer” during the hush money trial. Plus, CNN Senior Political Commentator David Axelrod talks with Anderson about the many Republican allies coming to the courthouse to support the former President.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/15/202448 minutes, 6 seconds
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Michael Cohen Testifies in Trump's Hush Money Trial

Donald Trump's former “fixer” Michael Cohen took the stand and testified his one-time boss was directly involved in the hush money scheme to keep Stormy Daniels from telling her story publicly before the 2016 election. Trump has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and denies having an affair with Daniels. Cohen is a central witness in the prosecution's case although he is a convicted felon with a public persona that revolves around attacking the former President. His blockbuster testimony is expected to continue tomorrow. And, in a 360° exclusive, Stormy Daniels' attorney Clark Brewster joins Anderson to discuss the day's developments as well as Daniels' own testimony. Plus, sketch artist Christine Cornell gives perspective from inside the courtroom.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/14/202447 minutes, 31 seconds
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Day 15 in the Trump Hush Money Trial

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman describes what he saw in court on Day 15 of the Trump hush money trial. And U.S. officials have upgraded a powerful solar storm hitting earth to a G-5 or "extreme" rating. They say it could wreak havoc with power grids and satellites. CNN’s Bill Weir and Chad Myers explain why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/11/202447 minutes, 24 seconds
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Day 14 in the Trump Hush Money Trial

On Day 14 of the Trump hush money trial, New York Times' senior political correspondent and Trump biographer Maggie Haberman, including conservative lawyer George Conway, join Anderson to talk about what they saw inside the courtroom today during Stormy Daniels' testimony. Plus, jury consultant Alan Tuerkheimer shares what jurors may be thinking about the trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/10/20241 hour, 30 minutes, 14 seconds
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Trump Trial Lookahead

CNN’s Kara Scannell has reporting on how President Trump's legal team plans to approach witness Stormy Daniels when she takes the stand again tomorrow. John King is back with his series "All Over The Map". He finds out how young voters in Michigan feel about President Biden's actions in the Middle East. And Anderson talks with comedian and actor Whoopi Goldberg about her new memoir, "Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother, and Me",and how the grief of losing those closest to her has impacted her life.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/9/202442 minutes, 52 seconds
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Stormy Daniels Testifies in Trump's Hush Money Trial

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, the woman at the heart of the Trump hush money case, took the stand and gave dramatic and at times explicit testimony about her alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump. Judge Merchan denied a motion for a mistrial from the defense who argued Daniels' testimony went too far. Sketch artist Jane Rosenberg joins Anderson with details from inside the courtroom. And in another legal development for the former President, a Florida federal judge indefinitely postponed his classified documents case. Former federal judge Shira Scheindlin gives her perspective on that move as well as Stormy Daniels' testimony in New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/8/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 50 seconds
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Day 12 in the Trump Hush Money Trial

On Day 12 of the Trump hush money trial, testimony came from two longtime Trump Organization employees, who worked on the repayments to Michael Cohen. Also, Israel says it's conducting targeted strikes in Rafah and urging civilians to evacuate the eastern part of the city. Earlier, Hamas said they accepted a ceasefire proposal, but Israel says it’s not the one they crafted with Egypt. Anderson talks about it with New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist Thomas Friedman, author of “From Beirut to Jerusalem.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/7/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 36 seconds
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Takeaways From Day 11 in Trump Hush Money Trial

Anderson was inside the courtroom for part of former President Trump’s hush money trial today. He and the panel discuss the key moments from the testimony of former Trump aide Hope Hicks. Anderson also talks with one of the courtroom sketch artists who he saw capturing the historic scenes from the trial.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/4/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 47 seconds
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Day Six of Testimony in Trump's Historic Hush Money Trial

Keith Davidson, the former attorney of Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, continued his testimony walking the jury through the $130,000 hush money deal he negotiated on behalf of Daniels. The defense attempted to paint Davidson as a shady lawyer who negotiated other deals involving high-profile celebrities. And, while questioning digital evidence analyst Douglas Daus prosecutors played the phone conversation Michael Cohen secretly recorded in September 2016, and CNN exclusively obtained, featuring Trump taking an active role in the McDougal deal. New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman joins Anderson and his panel of legal experts to discuss what she observed in court today, as well as perspective from retired federal judge Nancy Gertner.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/3/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 27 seconds
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UCLA Chancellor’s Office Will Investigate Violence on Campus Tuesday Night

Tonight, exclusive bodycam footage showing police officers removing protesters from Columbia's campus. CNN’s John Miller, who obtained the footage, and Columbia graduate student and CNN reporter Julia Vargas Jones, who brought us exclusive reporting from campus last night, discuss the NYPD’s response and new footage with Anderson. Plus, Congresswoman Majorie Taylor Greene says next week she'll pull the trigger on a vote to oust House Speaker Johnson. CNN's Manu Raju has the latest on the continuing GOP chaos.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/2/202446 minutes, 57 seconds
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Judge Finds Trump in Contempt For Violating Gag Order; Fined $9,000

Day nine of the New York City hush money criminal trial saw something remarkable: a former president held in contempt of court and threatened with jail time. The lawyer who represented two of the women, Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, who alleged affairs with Trump testified about deals he made to buy their silence. No former or sitting president has been found guilty of criminal contempt until today. Plus, protests continue at university campuses across the country while hundreds of NYPD response officers arrive outside Columbia University where some students have barricaded themselves in a building.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/1/202447 minutes, 10 seconds
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Columbia, Cornell Start Suspending Student Protesters

Columbia University started suspending students who refused to comply with a deadline to vacate the pro-Palestinian encampment on campus. Meanwhile, Cornell University said it was suspending student protesters who declined to move to an alternate location. Anderson speaks to Columbia student and CNN Freelancer John Towfighi and Harvard Univerisy President Emeritus Lawrence Summers to get their take on how the protests have been handled by school leaders and police so far. Plus, in a CNN exclusive, David Culver traveled to Haiti and made the dangerous journey into one gang's territory to interview their leader. The gang leader is one of many accused of helping destabilize the nation and is on the FBI's Ten “Most Wanted” list. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/30/202447 minutes, 57 seconds
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On Day 8 of Trump New York Hush Money Trial, Jury Heard From Two New Witnesses

There was a full day of testimony in the former President's criminal hush money trial Friday. Former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker wrapped up his week on the stand, then we heard from Trump's former personal assistant Rhona Graff who seemingly undermined the former president's denial of affairs with Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. Lastly jurors, heard from a former executive at the bank where Michael Cohen arranged the 130-thousand dollar Daniels payout. CNN's Kara Scannell who was in the courtroom, joins Anderson and breaks down the day's biggest moments. Plus in an exclusive interview, Kaitlan Collins speaks to the former President's Attorney General Bill Barr on the trial, the upcoming election and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/27/202446 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ex-publisher Details Tabloid Tactics in NY Criminal Hush Money Trial

Two notable court proceedings involving former President Trump, one historic day.  Day 7 of the former President's criminal hush money trial saw former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker describing to the court how he paid for Karen McDougal's story to keep her quiet about her alleged affair with Trump, and in Washington DC the Supreme Court heard arguments for and against making any former President immune from criminal prosecution for acts in office. Anderson Cooper in New York, and Kaitlan Collins from Washington DC present CNN's special primetime coverage, breaking down both events.  Kaitlan interviews one of the attorneys representing Donald Trump in the immunity case, Will Scharf, who was at today's Supreme Court arguments. Plus, Anderson speaks to Rachel Goldberg and Jon Polin, whose son Hersh was seen for the first time since the Oct. 7 attacks in a Hamas-released video this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/26/202448 minutes, 3 seconds
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Former National Enquirer Publisher David Pecker Continues Testimony Tomorrow in Trump Trial

Tomorrow morning the former president will be back in a New York courtroom for the first full day of prosecution testimony in his hush money criminal trial. David Pecker, Trump's one-time friend and former tabloid publisher will be back on the stand, and is expected to lay out the catch-and-kill scheme at the center of the case. Former January 6th committee senior investigative counsel Temidayo Aganga-Williams, and CNN Legal Analyst Karen Friedman Agnifilo lookahead to tomorrow's proceedings with Anderson. Plus, AC360 has reporters live from several college campuses across the country as tensions rise amid pro-Palestinian protests. Nick Watt, Ed Lavandera and Shimon Prokupecz bring us the latest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/25/202451 minutes, 21 seconds
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David Pecker details how AMI helped Trump in 2016 campaign

Day 6 of the former president's criminal hush money trial began with a hearing on how Trump allegedly violated the court-ordered gag order. Former American Media Inc. chief David Pecker also continued his testimony today, talking about how he vetted allegations of an alleged affair between Trump and Playboy playmate Karen McDougal in 2016 while also in constant communication with Trump's fixer Michael Cohen. Anderson Cooper presents the CNN special primetime coverage of the Trump hush money trial, the first-ever criminal trial of a former president. He speaks to a panel of guests that include criminal defense attorney Arthur Aidala, bestselling author and former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin, CNN anchors Kaitlan Collins and Abby Phillip, CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig, and CNN's Kara Scannell, who watched the proceedings today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/24/202449 minutes, 3 seconds
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Trump's Hush Money Criminal Trial Continued Monday, with Opening Statements and the First Witness Taking the Stand

The former President's historic criminal trial began in earnest today, with both sides delivering opening statements and the first witness, David Pecker, taking the stand. Pecker, who is the former publisher of the National Enquirer, is expected to testify about the alleged "catch and kill" scheme in detail, and his role in orchestrating two nondisclosure agreements for negative stories about Trump. His testimony will continue tomorrow. Former Manhattan Chief Assistant District Attorney Karen Friedman Agnifilo and Temidayo Aganga-Williams, who served as Senior Investigative Counsel to the House January sixth committee, speak to Anderson about today's trial developments.  Plus, several top universities, including Columbia and Yale, are dealing with major protests over the Israel-Hamas war. Shimon Prokupecz went to Columbia University to investigate.  Guests: Karen Friedman Agnifilo  Temidayo Aganga-Williams Shimon Prokupecz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/23/202447 minutes
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All jurors and alternates have been selected for Trump's historic New York criminal trial

"We have our full panel," declared Judge Juan Merchan on the fourth day of jury selection in the former president's criminal hush money trial. All 18 jurors and alternates have been seated and sworn in. Opening statements are set for Monday. Former Chief Judge for the U.S. Middle District Court of Pennsylvania John E. Jones III, and jury consultant Jill Huntley Taylor, talk to Anderson about the pace of the trial and what impact it could have on jurors serving on such a high-profile case. Plus, Gary Tuchman travels to Speaker Mike Johnson's district in Louisiana, to get reaction from his constituents about the Republican infighting on Capitol Hill and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s push to get him ousted from the leadership role.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/20/202446 minutes, 56 seconds
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Jury is set for Trump's New York hush money case

A full 12-person jury has been selected for the former president's criminal hush money trial, despite the day starting off with two previously seated jurors being dismissed. Judge Juan Merchan said court will resume Thursday morning, and jury selection will continue until all the alternates are seated. Former chief judge for the U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania John E. Jones III joins Anderson. They discuss how the judge is conducting proceedings so far, and the overall pace of the trial. Plus, President Biden today was formally endorsed by more than a dozen members of the Kennedy family. Meanwhile one of their own, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., officially qualified to appear on the ballot in Michigan, a key battleground state that could be pivotal in this year's presidential election. Arlette Saenz has the details.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/19/202446 minutes, 40 seconds
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If Trump testifies at NY criminal trial, prosecutors want to use his legal history to discredit him to the jury

If the former president chooses to testify in his New York criminal hush money trial, prosecutors want to use his recent legal run-ins against him to discredit him to the jury. CNN's Kara Scannell, former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin and jury consultant Jill Huntley Taylor discuss the new development with Anderson. Plus, a hacking  group with ties to the Russian government is suspected of carrying out a cyberattack on a water facility in Texas. That’s according to experts with a U.S. cybersecurity firm. Ed Lavandera has the story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/18/202447 minutes, 55 seconds
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7 jurors selected after day 2 of Trump hush money trial

The second day of the former president’s criminal hush money trial ended with the selection of seven jurors. Five more are needed, plus alternates. While he left court, he was asked if he believed that the jury could be fair. "I’ll let you know after- after the trial, depending on what happens,” he responded. Former federal prosecutors Jeffrey Toobin and Jessica Roth, along with jury consultant Alan Tuerkheimer, discuss the jury selection and the pace of the trial so far. Plus, Gary Tuchman traveled to one county in Texas that has voted Trump the last two elections and asks residents if this criminal trial could affect their support for the former president.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/17/202446 minutes, 32 seconds
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Jury selection begins in the New York hush money criminal trial of the former president

Former President Donald Trump sat in a New York courtroom today as jury selection began in his hush money case. 96 prospective jurors were questioned, and at least 50 were excused because they told the judge they couldn't be fair and impartial. Jury consultant Richard Gabriel speaks to Anderson about the historic trial. Plus, tensions are extremely high in the Middle East as Israel vows to "exact a price" after an Iranian attack over the weekend. Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister said Tehran will respond in less than a few seconds if Israel "makes another mistake.” All this started after officials said Israeli carried out a deadly strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus earlier this month. AC360 is live from Tel Aviv tonight, where Anderson speaks to Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/16/202449 minutes, 18 seconds
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Trump says he would testify in his New York criminal hush money trial

Judge Juan Merchan has rejected yet another attempt by former President Trump to delay his criminal hush money trial, with jury selection is set to begin on Monday. Also, at a press conference Friday, the former president said he would testify in the upcoming trial. "I mean, all I can do is tell the truth. And the truth is that there’s no case, they have no case,” he told reporters. CNN's Kara Scannell has more insight on the possibility of the former president taking the stand. Plus, CNN’s Whitney Wild gets exclusive access to a Chicago task force battling organized retail theft, known as "smash-and-grab" robberies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/13/202446 minutes, 29 seconds
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O.J. Simpson, football star whose murder trial captivated the country, dies at 76

O.J. Simpson, the former NFL star whose career was overshadowed by his 1995 double-murder trial, died of cancer at the age of 76, his family announced. Simpson was a household name, when he was charged with the brutal killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. His arrest, the proceedings and subsequent trial captivated the nation, with tens of millions of viewers tuning in to watch it all unfold. Jeffrey Toobin, who was in the courtroom for the not guilty verdict, shares the enormous cultural impact the so-called "trial of the century" had on the country.  Plus, former President Trump is stoking fears that Christianity is under attack, a theme many Christian nationalists believe is true. CNN's Donie O'Sullivan reports from Wisconsin where the movement has united three pastors to combat what they say is a threat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/12/202447 minutes, 52 seconds
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NY appeals court judge denies Donald Trump's latest attempt to delay his hush money trial

A New York appeals court has denied Trump's request for emergency relief to stop the criminal trial that's scheduled to begin Monday from going ahead, so he could appeal a lower court's ruling on presidential immunity. This is the third time in three days that the former president's team has attempted to delay the start of the trial. CNN's Kara Scannell speaks to Anderson on what the Trump team argued in their latest filing. Plus, Israeli military said it has killed three sons of a Hamas political leader in an airstrike in Gaza today. Meanwhile during ongoing hostage negotiations, Hamas indicated it's currently unable to identify and track down 40 Israeli hostages that meet the criteria for the first phase of a ceasefire deal. CNN's Jeremy Diamond in Jerusalem, and retired Army four-star General and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Wesley Clark join AC360 on the implications of both major developments.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/11/202447 minutes, 14 seconds
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Arizona Supreme Court rules state must adhere to Civil War-era law, banning nearly all abortions

Arizona's Supreme Court ruled the state must adhere to a more than century-old law, that bans all abortions except in cases when "it is necessary to save" a pregnant person's life. The law carries a prison sentence of two to five years for abortion providers. In her first TV interview since the court's decision, Democratic Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs speaks with Anderson about the impact the decision will have on women in her state. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/10/202443 minutes, 10 seconds
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Total solar eclipse sweeps across North America

People all over the country stepped outside and put on their cardboard glasses to view an historic total solar eclipse that swept across Mexico, the United States and Canada. An estimated 32 million people who live within the path of totality were able to see the skies dramatically darken. The next one won’t be visible from the contiguous U.S. until August 2044.  Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” shares with Anderson why today’s celestial event was so special. Plus, Special Counsel Jack Smith is urging the Supreme Court to reject the former President's claims of immunity, and to deny him any opportunity to delay the election subversion trial, saying Trump's position has no Constitutional grounds. Former Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger, who served on the House January 6th Select Committee and former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin join AC360 to break down the Special Counsel's new filing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/9/202446 minutes, 49 seconds
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Rare 4.8 magnitude quake rattles Northeast

Just after 10:20am ET Friday morning, a 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled buildings and created tremors that were felt from Washington DC, all the way up to Maine. While it was the third-largest earthquake recorded in the area in the last 50 years, and the strongest in New Jersey in more than 240 years, no major damage was reported. Associate professor of physics at Fordham University Stephen Holler, and U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Susan Hough, speak to Anderson Cooper about today's quake and the aftershocks that followed. Plus, this Sunday will mark six months since the October 7th attacks by Hamas inside Israel. The worst massacre on that day was at the Nova music festival, where an estimated 364 people were killed. 120 of the survivors from the festival traveled to California, to be together at a retreat and start to heal. Anderson Cooper shares their story.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/6/202446 minutes, 8 seconds
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Judge Cannon rejects a bid by Trump to dismiss criminal charges in classified documents case

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon will not dismiss the former president's classified documents case based on his claim he had the authority to take classified or sensitive documents under The Presidential Records Act. But in the same order, Judge Cannon also pushed back against special counsel Jack Smith's request that she make a final decision on whether the theory can be used at the trial, so that prosecutors could appeal to the 11th Circuit. Former federal judge Nancy Gertner joins AC360 to discuss Judge Cannon's ruling. Plus, Gary Tuchman travels to Cairo, Illinois to see how residents are preparing for the influx of eclipse seekers they'll get on Monday. The city is one of several in the country that will experience eclipse totality, and those who live there are excited about the prospect of tourists, and the boost to the economy they'll bring.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/5/202447 minutes, 19 seconds
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Judge denies Trump’s motion to delay NY hush money trial

Judge Juan Merchan, who is presiding over Donald Trump’s upcoming New York hush money criminal trial, denied the former president’s motion to delay the start date until after the Supreme Court rules on his presidential immunity claim, calling it untimely and noting Trump's team had months to file a motion on this issue. CNN's Kara Scannell talks about the failed effort with Anderson. Plus, at least nine people are dead and hundreds more injured after the most powerful earthquake in a quarter century hit Taiwan early Wednesday. The 7.4 magnitude quake shook the island's east coast, hitting Hualien County the hardest. There are reports of extensive damage, thousands of homes left without power and a major highway closed due to landslides and rockfalls, according to Taiwanese officials. CNN Senior International correspondent Ivan Watson is live from Taipei, with the latest on the quake's aftermath. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/4/202445 minutes, 56 seconds
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Trump attorneys renew request for Juge Merchan to recuse himself in hush money trial

Donald Trump's attorneys are again trying to get Judge Juan Merchan to recuse himself from the former President’s upcoming hush money trial in New York, citing his daughter's political work. Several months ago, the judge declined a similar request. A CNN review of the former President's appearances shows he has repeatedly taken steps both inside and outside the courtroom to challenge both the judicial system, and the judges themselves. Anderson talks about it with former federal judge Jeremy Fogel. Plus, new details about the Israeli strike in Gaza that killed seven aid workers from World Central Kitchen. CNN's political and foreign policy analyst Barak Ravid gives his reaction to what the Israeli Defense Forces said about the strike.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/3/202447 minutes, 38 seconds
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Judge expands gag order in Trump hush money case

The judge overseeing the former president's criminal hush money trial expanded a recently imposed gag order to include family members of both the court and the Manhattan district attorney's office. Kara Scannell joins AC360 with details from the judge's ruling. Plus, it has been nearly 10 years since American journalist James Foley was kidnapped and killed by ISIS. Now, his mother Diane Foley has released a new book, "American Mother" along with author Colum McCann, to tell her son's story and confront the past. Anderson Cooper speaks to Foley, McCann and the musician Sting, who wrote a song about Jim.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/2/202446 minutes, 35 seconds
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Potential VP pick once attacked Trump, CNN's KFILE finds

Florida Congressman Byron Donalds is a Trump surrogate and widely seen to be on the short list of vice-presidential contenders. But CNN's KFILE has uncovered numerous examples of Donalds attacking Trump in social media posts from 2011. Andrew Kaczynski reports. And, the sister of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich speaks with Anderson to mark the one-year anniversary of her brother's detainment in Russia and provides an update on the ongoing efforts to bring him home.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/30/202445 minutes, 29 seconds
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How the Baltimore bridge disaster unfolded, minute-by-minute

CNN's Pete Muntean provides a look at the final moments before the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge. Plus, retired FBI Special Agent and former leader of the bureau’s New York dive team Bobby Chacon weighs in on the salvage operations. And Van Jones and Alyssa Farah Griffin join Anderson to provide perspective on President Biden's high-profile fundraiser in New York City tonight with former President’s Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. The Biden campaign says they will rake in over $25 million at the “historic” event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/29/202447 minutes, 25 seconds
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6 people presumed dead, after cargo ship lost power and collided with Baltimore bridge

At 1:28am early Tuesday morning, a cargo ship collided into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, causing the bridge to collapse. Two people who were part of a construction crew working on the bridge were rescued, but six others are now presumed dead after the Coast Guard announced search and rescue efforts were suspended. Baltimore City Fire Chief James Wallace spoke to Anderson Cooper about the tragedy, and the difficulties his crew face navigating the wreck. Plus, Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced today that Silicon Valley attorney and entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan is his running mate. CNN's Gary Tuchman spoke to some of RFK Jr.'s supporters to get their thoughts on his VP pick.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/27/202446 minutes, 51 seconds
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Trump says he would have "no problem" testifying in NY hush money trial

In twin rulings Monday, a trial date was set for Trump's historic criminal trial in the hush money case against him, and an appeals court allowed the former president to reduce his bond from $464 million to $175 million in the New York civil fraud judgment against him, his adult sons, and company. CNN's Kara Scannell lays out Trump's rollercoaster of legal developments. Plus, the Department of Homeland Security confirms to CNN that federal authorities have searched mansions in Los Angeles and Miami belonging to musician and producer Sean "Diddy" Combs. A law enforcement source tells CNN it is related to an ongoing sex trafficking investigation. However, the source would not specify whether Combs himself was the specific target, citing the sensitive nature of the investigation. Former FBI special agent and CNN security analyst Josh Campbell has more details on the home searches.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/26/202446 minutes, 4 seconds
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“A huge shock”: Catherine, Princess of Wales, announces she has cancer

In a video statement released by Kensington Palace, the Princess of Wales announced she has been diagnosed with cancer and is in the "early stages" of chemotherapy treatment. CNN learned that Prince William and Princess Catherine wanted to wait for their three young children to be out of school for Easter break before making the announcement. This comes more than two months after Princess Catherine temporarily stepped away from public events following what the palace said at the time was surgery for a non-cancerous abdominal condition. CNN Royal Historian Kate Williams and British television host Trisha Goddard join Anderson Cooper to discuss Catherine’s medical fight ahead. Plus, at least 60 people are dead after an attack on a popular concert venue complex near Moscow. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Dan Reed, director of the 2003 documentary "Terror in Moscow," join AC360 with their perspective on the attack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/23/202450 minutes, 43 seconds
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Report: Pres. Trump warned Vice President Pence that refusing to overturn the 2020 election results would be a "career killer”

The New York Times is reporting that on the morning of January 6, 2021, President Donald Trump warned Vice President Mike Pence by phone that it would be a "career killer" if Pence defied him and certified the 2020 election results. According to the the Times, that came from congressional testimony by the then-White House valet. The New York Times congressional correspondent Luke Broadwater shares the byline on the story and speaks to AC360. Plus, new video from the southern border shows authorities struggling to control a large group of migrants. Customs and Border Protection later said the "situation is under control," and additional personnel has been deployed following the incident. Ed Lavandera has the latest from El Paso, Texas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/22/202447 minutes, 40 seconds
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“Not nearly as valuable as defendants claim”

Former President Trump is said to be in panic mode with his half-billion dollar civil fraud deadline just five days away and no sign yet that he can find anyone to foot the bill. Also, catching up with the Republican nominee to run North Carolina’s school system whose tweets have called for the killing of President Biden and former President Barack Obama. Plus, a sinister new twist on the Princess of Whales medical saga.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/21/202447 minutes, 43 seconds
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Trump asks Supreme Court for absolute immunity on election charges

Former President Trump has urged the Supreme Court to rule that he has absolute immunity from prosecution in the special counsel’s 2020 election subversion case. Trump’s legal team said in a brief, that future presidents could be vulnerable to "de facto blackmail and extortion while in office" if the justices don’t rule in his favor. The high court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on April 25. New York Times senior political correspondent Maggie Haberman, former Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger and former federal prosecutor Jennifer Rodgers discuss the case with Anderson. Plus, controversy continues to build after new video of Kate, the Princess of Wales, surfaces showing her and Prince William at a farmer's market. Max Foster joins AC360 to discuss the lack of information coming from the Palace, and the rumors spiraling out of control online.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/20/202447 minutes, 30 seconds
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Trump's lawyers tell NY appeals court that the former president is unable to make bond

Trump's attorneys said despite having reached out to 30 underwriters, the former president cannot find an insurance company who will back his $464 million judgment against him in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Trump’s lawyers wrote in a court filing that “very few bonding companies will consider a bond of anything approaching that magnitude." David Cay Johnston, author of "The Big Cheat: How Donald Trump Fleeced America and Enriched Himself and His Family," speaks to Anderson Cooper about the former president’s legal predicament, and what he thinks could happen next. Plus, CNN's David Culver visits one of the last remaining hospital trauma centers still functioning in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, as gangs continue to hit the city with relentless violence. He joins AC360 live with his exclusive report Haiti. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/19/202446 minutes, 59 seconds
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Haiti extends curfew until Sunday amid rising gang violence

A look at what CNN is seeing on the ground in Haiti with armed gangs controlling the capitol and the World Food Program saying a third of the population is experiencing acute hunger. Plus, Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis is staying on the case in Georgia but her lead prosecutor and romantic partner has quit. Also, key voters in a swing state share the issues they value most in the 2024 presidential election.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/16/202447 minutes, 49 seconds
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Verdict in the James Crumbley case

A jury found James Crumbley, the father of the teenager who killed four students at a Michigan high school in 2021, guilty of four counts of involuntary manslaughter. The trial comes a month after the shooter’s mother was convicted of the same charges. Jean Casarez has reaction to the verdict from the courthouse. And with Haiti on edge and delivery of food and other essentials disrupted, Anderson talks with actor and activist Sean Penn, the co-founder of the aid organization CORE, about what his teams on the ground are seeing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/15/202446 minutes, 34 seconds
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Is TikTok about to be banned?

A bill to ban TikTok passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday. This comes as U.S. lawmakers renew efforts to crack down on the popular social media app over national security concerns related to its Chinese parent company ByteDance. The bill would prohibit TikTok from U.S. app stores unless the social media platform is quickly spun off from ByteDance. Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper joins Anderson to share his concerns about the app. Plus, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s campaign says he will announce his choice for Vice President on March 26th. On the shortlist: New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers. CNN’s Gary Tuchman examines some of the conspiracy theories Rodgers has embraced over the years and Senior Data Reporter Harry Enten looks at how RFK Jr. is doing in the polls and where he is actually on the 2024 ballot.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/14/202445 minutes, 48 seconds
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Biden clinches 2024 Democratic nomination; Trump closes in on sealing GOP’s

It’s Super Tuesday part two and President Biden has clinched the 2024 Democratic nomination by winning the Georgia primary. And former President Trump is expected to clinch his party’s nomination tonight. Anderson and Kaitlan Collins break down the significance of the night with CNN’s top political analysts. Plus, Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin and Biden biographer Evan Osnos discuss Special Counsel Robert Hur’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. Hur was on Capitol Hill to explain his investigation into President Biden’s handling of classified documents and Raskin, who is the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, was given special privileges to take part in today's hearing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/13/202453 minutes, 16 seconds
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Exclusive: “Trump Employee 5,” who unknowingly helped move classified documents, speaks out

Former Mar-a-Lago employee Brian Butler is the central witness in the investigation into former President Trump’s handling of classified documents after he unknowingly helped moved the material. Butler is referenced as “Trump Employee 5” in the indictment brought by special counsel Jack Smith. He exclusively told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins that he thinks voters should hear the truth about his former boss and the case before the November election. Plus, the Princess of Wales said she was sorry for “any confusion” after her "experiment" with photo editing. A picture of Kate and her three children was recalled by several international news agencies over concerns it had been manipulated. CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster joins AC360 to discuss the controversy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/12/202447 minutes, 27 seconds
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Trump posts nearly $92 million bond in E. Jean Carroll defamation case

Former President Trump posted a nearly $92 million bond after a federal judge ordered him to pay E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million in damages for his defamatory statements. The bond size is greater than the judgment because the district court generally requires a party to post 110% of the bond. Trump is appealing the judgment but also faces a March 25 deadline to put up another $454 million in the New York attorney general’s civil fraud case. Andrew Weissman and Melissa Murray are the authors of the new book, "The Trump Indictments: The Historic Charging Documents with Commentary.” They join AC360 to discuss their new book on the four criminal indictments the former president is facing. Plus, some angry Israelis are trying to stop humanitarian aid from getting into Gaza. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward visited Kerem Shalom, Israel’s sole functioning border crossing with Gaza. She tells Anderson Cooper who the protesters are and why they are trying to disrupt the critical aid convoys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/9/202446 minutes, 57 seconds
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What comes next after Biden and Trump dominate on Super Tuesday

After last night's Super Tuesday results all but guaranteed a Biden-Trump rematch, many Republicans are falling in line to endorse the former president. In President Biden's case, a decent number of uncommitted voters in Colorado and Minnesota signifies portions of an unhappy base. West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin talks to John King about 2024's current state of play. Plus, New York's Governor Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday that new safety measures will be implemented to combat a recent increase in violent crime in the New York City subway. She’s deploying the National Guard, along with additional State Police officers and MTA officers. Former NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism John Millers has the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/7/202447 minutes, 17 seconds
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Supreme Court keeps Trump on Colorado ballot, rejecting 14th Amendment challenge

The Supreme Court rejected a 14th amendment challenge and ruled former President Donald Trump should appear on the ballot in Colorado, a massive victory for the 2024 frontrunner for the GOP nomination. But, the high court’s opinion doesn’t directly address whether Trump’s actions on January 6 qualified as an “insurrection” – skirting an issue that the courts in Colorado had wrestled with. Plus, CNN's David Culver reports on the gang violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti that’s led to a state of emergency.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/5/202446 minutes, 39 seconds
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Here come the judges

First: The first day of March was a key one in Donald Trump's crowded legal calendar as his lawyers pressed one judge to delay the documents case and another to disqualify the Georgia DA.  Plus: President Biden says US forces are air-dropping food into Gaza amid fears of widespread famine growing.  And: The latest on the winter storm that could dump six to 12 feet of snow on California.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/2/202447 minutes, 42 seconds
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Biden, Trump run for the border

First: The current president and his predecessor each visit the southern border and deliver two very different messages on the immigration crisis. What do people on the front lines really want?  Plus: The two sides request trial dates in the trump documents case. Jack Smith wants it sooner, the defense later ... as in after the election.  And: John King's election year journey takes him to Pennsylvania to see how seniors view a race between the two oldest presidential candidates ever.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/1/202451 minutes, 29 seconds
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Supreme Court to decide Trump immunity claim, further delaying election subversion trial

The Supreme Court agreed today to review whether the former president can claim immunity in special counsel Jack Smith's election subversion case. The justices agreed to expedite the case and will hear arguments the week of April 22. The decision is a significant victory for Trump's team, as it further delays his federal trial. Harvard law school professor Laurence Tribe, as well as Democratic Congressmen Dan Goldman and Jamie Raskin talk to Anderson about the implications. Plus, the White House doctor says President Biden remains “fit for duty” after his annual physical. The lengthy exam, conducted at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, drew on the expertise of 20 doctors, and notably didn't include a cognitive exam. CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and former Biden communications director Kate Bedingfield join AC360 to discuss the medical report.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/29/202447 minutes, 10 seconds
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Manhattan DA seeks gag order on Trump in criminal hush money case

Prosecutors are asking the judge to impose a gag order in the New York hush money case to stop the former president from publicly disparaging potential witnesses and individuals involved in his upcoming criminal trial. In a court filing on Monday, prosecutors said the gag order is in response to the hundreds of threats their office has already received due to Trump's comments on the case. Former Manhattan chief assistant district attorney Karen Friedman Agnifilo discusses the legal implications with Anderson. Plus, investigators have revealed new details on the charges against the man suspected of murdering a 22-year-old nursing student on a trail at the University of Georgia. The suspect's status as an undocumented migrant has been highlighted by several Republican leaders to support their calls for stricter border security. CNN’s Ryan Young and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe join AC360 to talk about the case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/27/202445 minutes, 31 seconds
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Trump expresses support for IVF and calls on Alabama to find solution

Former President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in South Carolina Friday said he supports women's access to in vitro fertilization. This comes after Alabama's Supreme Court ruled frozen embryos are children under state law and that those who destroy them can be held to blame for wrongful death. Former Trump campaign adviser David Urban, former Biden campaign staffer Ashley Allison, and former senior advisor to President Obama David Axelrod join John King to discuss how Republicans will respond and the impact on voters. Plus, more on Georgia's election subversion case. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is pushing back on allegations that cellphone data, uncovered by former President Trump's team, contradicts testimony given by her and her top prosecutor concerning the timeline of their relationship. Former U.S. attorney from Georgia's Middle District Michael Moore and criminal defense attorney Joey Jackson join AC360 with the latest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/24/202444 minutes, 59 seconds
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American spacecraft has landed on the moon for the first time in 50+ years

The lunar lander Odysseus, created by Houston-based company Intuitive Machines, successfully landed on the moon's surface at 6:24p ET Thursday and has sent back its first images. The moment marks the first commercial spacecraft to soft-land on the moon, and the first American spacecraft to land on the surface since NASA's Apollo program ended in 1972. Retired NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin, CNN's Space and Defense Correspondent Kristin Fisher, and CNN's Aerospace Analyst Miles O'Brien talks to Anderson Cooper about the historic landing. Plus, the Biden administration is set to impose new sanctions on more than 500 Russian targets Friday in response to the death of Alexey Navalny. Former National Security Council Senior Director for Europe and Russia Fiona Hill joins AC360 to talk about the current strain on US-Russia relations.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/23/202445 minutes, 43 seconds
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Sources: Biden considering new executive action to restrict asylum at the border

Sources tell CNN that the White House is considering executive action that would restrict migrants' ability to seek asylum if they crossed illegally at the U.S.-Mexico border. Border crossings have reached record levels and have resulted in thousands of migrants arriving at the border. CNN White House Reporter Priscilla Alverez tells Anderson Cooper what Biden administration officials are telling her about this possible executive action. Plus, the parents of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie have reached a settlement after mediation in the emotional distress lawsuit. Petito's parents allege the Laundries knew their son killed their daughter but intentionally withheld information during the investigation. CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye joins AC360 with the details about the settlement.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/22/202445 minutes, 1 second
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Indicted ex-FBI informant said he got Hunter Biden information from Russian intel officials

The former FBI informant charged with lying about the Bidens’ dealings in Ukraine told investigators after his arrest that Russian intelligence officials were involved in passing information to him about Hunter Biden, prosecutors said in a new court filing, noting that the information was false. New York Democratic Congressman Dan Goldman, who served as Democratic counsel during the former president's first impeachment inquiry, joins Anderson to discuss the new development. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/21/202445 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mystery and outrage surround Alexey Navalny’s death

As the world continues to react to the death of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny, some of the letters he wrote in prison are coming to light. Some of them were sent to Kerry Kennedy, daughter of slain 1968 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. She joins Anderson to talk about those letters.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/20/202448 minutes, 46 seconds
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Judge orders Trump and his companies to pay $355 million in New York civil fraud case

"Art of the Deal" co-author Tony Schwartz joins Anderson to discuss the major ruling against former President Donald Trump and his companies today ordering them to pay $355 million. Trump's adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric have also been ordered to pay $4 million each as part of the judgment. Schwartz says the former president is now officially the head of what he calls a "crime family." And later, Daniel Roher, director of the CNN film "Navalny" reacts to the death of Russian opposition leader and Putin-critic Alexey Navalny.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/17/202445 minutes, 36 seconds
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Hearings on Trump's criminal cases in New York and Georgia

Former President Trump's legal battles were on full display in dueling hearings Thursday as a judge in New York set a trial date for the first of his four criminal cases. Also, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who brought the election subversion case against the former president in Georgia, testified at an evidentiary hearing seeking to disqualify her from that case. Anthony Scaramucci joins Anderson to discuss the political implications of both cases. And later, Anderson speaks with the brother of the woman killed in Wednesday's mass shooting at Kansas City's Super Bowl rally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/16/202451 minutes, 18 seconds
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1 dead, more than 20 shot after Kansas City Super Bowl parade

At least one person has died, and more than 20 others injured, including children, after a shooting at the end of the Super Bowl celebration for the Kansas City Chiefs. Police Chief Stacey Graves says three people have been detained as part of the ongoing investigation. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe joins AC360 to discuss what key questions law enforcement still has about the deadly shooting. Plus, special counsel Jack Smith urged the Supreme Court to let a lower court ruling stand that denied former President Trump’s immunity from prosecution. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper what happens next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/15/202444 minutes, 40 seconds
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Trump asks Supreme Court to weigh in on scathing immunity ruling

Former President Trump asked the Supreme Court to temporarily block a unanimous decision from the DC Circuit that rejects his immunity claims in the election subversion case that was brought by special counsel Jack Smith. Democratic Congresswoman and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins AC360 to discuss Trump’s request and reveals if she thinks he will actually stand trial before the November election. Plus, a woman walked into a Texas megachurch and opened fire over the weekend before two off-duty officers engaged the shooter and killed her. CNN Senior National Correspondent Ed Lavandera gives an update on the investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/13/202447 minutes, 20 seconds
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VP Harris forcefully defends Biden in wake of documents report

Vice President Kamala Harris defended President Biden in the wake of the special counsel report that said he willingly retained and disclosed classified military and national security information. Special counsel Robert Hur mentioned the president’s apparent mental lapses, saying investigators found his “memory was significantly limited” during interviews with his ghostwriter and an interview with Hur’s office last year. Conservative attorney George Conway tells Anderson Cooper how he feels about the report’s characterization of the President. Plus, CNN Senior Data Reporter Harry Enten joins AC360 to break down the Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/10/202445 minutes, 27 seconds
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Biden addresses special counsel’s findings in docs case

Special counsel Robert Hur’s released a report outlining how President Joe Biden mishandled classified material. Hur elected not to criminally pursue Biden and made clear how the cases of mishandling classified material were different between Biden and Trump. During remarks at the White House, Biden blasted special prosecutor Robert Hur and defended his memory while mistakenly referring to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as the president of Mexico. Plus, the Supreme Court signaled Thursday it is poised to back former President Donald Trump and fend off a blockbuster challenge to his eligibility to appear on Colorado’s ballot, potentially by a wide margin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/9/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 15 seconds
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Major bipartisan border deal tanked by Senate Republicans

Senate Republicans blocked a major bipartisan border deal and foreign aid package. Sen. James Lankford, one of the GOP’s most conservative members, helped craft the deal that would have established restrictive border measures, something Republicans have demanded be part of the bill. Former President Trump is making border security a central campaign issue as he tries to beat President Biden in November. Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw tells Anderson Cooper why he's "frustrated" by the process. Plus, the Supreme Court meets tomorrow to hear arguments on Trump's eligibility to appear on Colorado's ballot. CNN Legal Analyst Carrie Cordero joins AC360 to discuss what she thinks are the former president's strongest and weakest arguments in this case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/8/202443 minutes, 49 seconds
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Federal appeals court ruling: Trump doesn’t have presidential immunity in January 6 case

A federal appeals court ruled that former President Trump does not have immunity from prosecution for his alleged crimes he committed while he was president to reverse the 2020 election results. The court’s decision rejects the former president’s arguments that he shouldn’t have to go on trial for the federal election subversion charges. The court gave Trump and his team until February 12 to file an emergency stay request with the Supreme Court. Former Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie explains to Anderson Cooper why he doesn't think there's "any grounds for appeal." Plus, a jury found the mother of the teenager who killed four students at a Michigan high school in 2021 guilty of all four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Tate Myre and Hana St. Juliana were two of the victims who were murdered. Their dads, Buck Myre and Steve St. Juliana, join AC360 to discuss the verdict and remember Tate and Hana. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/7/202447 minutes, 1 second
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Buckingham Palace: King Charles III has cancer and will step back from public duties

Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer and will take a step back from his public duties while he gets treatment. King Charles received a corrective procedure for a benign enlarged prostate last month and further tests revealed a “form of cancer.” Sources tell CNN that the King does not have prostate cancer. CNN Royal Historian Kate Williams joins AC360 from Buckingham Palace to discuss how the public is reacting to the news. Plus, historic rain has pummeled Southern California bringing landslides, power outages and dramatic rescues. CNN National Correspondent Nick Watt is in Los Angeles and gives Anderson Cooper an update on when the flood threat is supposed to end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/6/202445 minutes, 29 seconds
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U.S. hits Iranian-linked militia targets in retaliatory strikes

The United States launched strikes in Iraq and Syria in response to a drone strike in Jordan that killed three American soldiers. The U.S. said it struck 85 targets linked to Iran-backed militias. Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper joins AC360 to discuss the strikes. Plus, the federal judge in former President Trump’s election interference case has postponed the trial because of ongoing appeals about the power of the presidency. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig tells AC360 why he thinks it’s taking longer for the appeals court to rule on their decision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/3/202448 minutes, 34 seconds
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School shooter’s mom testifies and says it was her husband’s responsibility to store son’s gun

The mom of the teenager who killed four students at a Michigan high school took the stand in her own trial where she’s facing four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Jennifer Crumbley testified it was her husband’s responsibility to store their son’s gun safely because she “just didn’t feel comfortable being in charge of that.” Her husband is scheduled to go on trial in early March on the same charges. CNN Chief Legal Analyst Laura Coates joins AC360 to discuss Crumbley's testimony and how she defended herself. Plus, in an exclusive CNN poll, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley leads President Biden by 13 points in a general election head-to-head race. Former Democratic South Carolina House Member Bakari Sellers tells AC360 why Haley staying in the race helps Democrats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/2/202445 minutes, 27 seconds
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Social media CEOs grilled at tense hearing on dangers to kids online

The CEOs of several social media companies were grilled by members of Congress about the risks their products pose to children. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told the CEOs they have "blood on [their] hands." Parents whose children suffered or died as a result of social media were also at the hearing to listen to the executives answer tough questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Frances Haugen is a former Facebook product manager and was a whistleblower who released tens of thousands of pages of internal research and documents that led to a firestorm for the social media company back in 2021. She joins AC360 to discuss today’s testimony and whether she thinks anything will change. Plus, right-wing media figures are targeting, arguably the most popular entertainer in the world, Taylor Swift. They are sharing an absurd conspiracy theory ahead of the Super Bowl that claims the NFL and the Democratic Party are working together to deliver the 2024 presidential election to current President Joe Biden. Democratic Strategist James Carville tells AC360 how he feels about the GOP going against Swift and the Swifties.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/1/202445 minutes, 56 seconds
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House Republicans move closer to impeaching DHS Secretary Mayorkas

House Republicans are moving closer to taking the rare step of impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for his handling of the southern border. The Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee claim Mayorkas has committed high crimes and misdemeanors when it comes to how he’s dealt with the crisis. House Speaker Mike Johnson has promised to move the articles of impeachment against Mayorkas to the floor quickly. Democratic Rep. Dan Goldman serves on the House Homeland Security Committee. He joins AC360 to discuss why he calls these efforts a "gross abuse" of the impeachment clause. Plus, former President Trump's Super PAC spent approximately $50 million on legal and investigation-related expenses in 2023.Investigative journalist and author of the "Big Cheat," David Cay Johnston tells Anderson Cooper if he thinks Trump would be able to afford these massive legal fees if it weren't for his PAC.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/31/202444 minutes, 53 seconds
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U.S. identifies three soldiers killed in attack in Jordan

The Defense Department identified the three U.S. soldiers killed in a drone attack on a U.S. military outpost in Jordan as Sgt. William Rivers, Specialist Kennedy Sanders, and Specialist Breonna Moffett. More than 40 others were injured. Sources tell CNN the drone caused confusion because there was also an American drone returning to base, which led to uncertainty over whether it was hostile and caused a delay in U.S. response. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward joins AC360 from Tel Aviv, Israel to discuss how the attack unfolded. Plus, a South Carolina judge ruled that Alex Murdaugh will not receive a new murder trial after his attorneys alleged the court clerk tampered with the jury that found him guilty of killing his wife and son nearly 11 months ago. CNN National Correspondent Dianne Gallagher tells Anderson Cooper what is next for Murdaugh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/30/202444 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jury says Trump must pay $83.3 million in damages to E. Jean Carroll

A jury said former President Trump should pay $83.3 million in damages to E. Jean Carroll, who said the decision is a "huge defeat for every bully who has tried to keep a woman down." The trial centered around Trump’s 2019 comments about Carroll, who last year won a civil verdict over her claim Trump sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s and then said he defamed her when he denied the accusation. Roberta Kaplan is Carroll’s attorney. She tells Anderson Cooper how her client is feeling after the jury’s decision. Plus, Jessica Leeds swore under oath at the first E. Jean Carroll trial that the former president sexually assaulted her in the 1970s. He denies the claim. She joins AC360 to react to the outcome of this trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/27/202449 minutes, 25 seconds
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Trump (finally and briefly) testifies

Former President Trump was on the witness stand in a Manhattan federal courthouse as he seeks to avoid a multimillion-dollar jury verdict against him in his civil defamation trial. The case centers on Trump’s 2019 comments about E. Jean Carroll, the magazine columnist who last year won a civil verdict over her claim Trump sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s and then said he defamed her when he denied the claim. She is seeking at least $10 million and the jury will decide how much Trump must pay her. CNN Correspondent Kara Scannell tells Anderson Cooper what the former President said while he was testifying and when the jury is expected to reach a verdict. Plus, the Republican National Committee was considering a move that would declare Trump the party's 2024 presumptive nominee even though he hasn't reached the delegate requirements to win the nomination. CNN National Correspondent Kristen Holmes joins AC360 to discuss the former Trump's changing stance on the proposal and where it currently stands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/26/202444 minutes, 22 seconds
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Haley after losing to Trump in New Hampshire: the "race is far from over"

Tonight in a campaign rally in her home state, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said her opponent, former President Trump, "pitched a fit" and "threw a temper tantrum" during his speech after he won the New Hampshire primary. After coming in second, Haley said the "race is far from over" as she prepares for the next contest in South Carolina next month. Katon Dawson is the former chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party and has supported Haley. He joins AC360 to discuss how he thinks she can slow the former president's momentum. Plus, a source exclusively tells CNN that the House Ethics Committee investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz has reached out to the woman he allegedly had sexual relations with when she was a 17-year-old minor. Sources also say the committee has also asked the Justice Department to for materials from its own investigation into the Florida Republican. That probe concluded in 2023 with no charges. Rep. Gaetz has denied any wrongdoing. CNN Chief Legal Affairs Correspondent Paula Reid tells Anderson Cooper what more she is learning about the House committee's investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/25/202444 minutes, 28 seconds
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Haley tells New Hampshire supporters "it is go time"

Nikki Haley and former President Trump are making their last pitches to voters in New Hampshire before they face off in the state's pivotal primary contest. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis endorsed Trump after ending his campaign over the weekend. Haley told voters she's the best alternative to the former president and says, "it is go time." Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who is backing Haley, joins AC360 to discuss the former South Carolina governor's chances of winning the country's first-in-the-nation primary. Plus, Axios has learned that Israel has proposed a two-month pause in Gaza for the release of the more than 100 hostages being held there. CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Alex Maruqardt tells Anderson Cooper what CNN has exclusively learned about another proposal by Israel that would let Hamas leaders leave Gaza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/23/202444 minutes, 58 seconds
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Sen. Tim Scott expected to endorse former President Trump in New Hampshire

Republican Sen. Tim Scott is expected to endorse his one-time rival, former President Trump in New Hampshire, just days before the state’s primary. Sources tell CNN that Trump’s inner circle had hoped Scott would endorse before the South Carolina primary, but the timeline was accelerated after Nikki Haley’s rise in the polls. Haley, the former South Carolina Governor, appointed Scott to his Senate seat back in 2012. Former Republican Political Consultant Stuart Stevens joins AC360 to discuss if Scott’s endorsement will help Trump and how it could hurt Haley. Plus, CNN Senior Data Reporter and Buffalo Bills superfan, Harry Enten, joins AC360 from Orchard Park, New York where fans are getting paid $20 to help shovel the snow from Highmark Stadium. The Buffalo area has been pounded with lake effect snow that has blanketed the stadium. The Bills take on the Kansas City Chiefs, the defending Super Bowl champions, this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/20/202444 minutes, 58 seconds
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Trump urges Supreme Court to put him back on Colorado ballot

Former President Trump and his legal team are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to put him back on the Colorado ballot and reverse the state’s Supreme Court ruling. Trump’s attorneys warn that if states are allowed to bar him from the 2024 ballot there will be “chaos and bedlam.” The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that the former president is constitutionally ineligible to run in 2024 because of the insurrectionist ban in the 14th Amendment. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold joins AC360 to discuss Trump's request and says his words underline "how dangerous he is to the country." Plus, the Justice Department released a damning new report on the law enforcement response during the 2022 school massacre in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 children and two teachers dead. CNN Senior Crime and Justice Correspondent Shimon Prokupecz tells Anderson Cooper how the families reacted to the report and its findings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/19/202450 minutes, 7 seconds
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Trump responds to judge’s threat to kick him out of room: “I would love it”

Former President Trump clashed with the judge overseeing his civil defamation case after his comments could be heard by the jury while his accuser was testifying. Judge Lewis Kaplan threatened to remove Trump from courtroom and the former president responded, “I would love it.” Trump is on trial for his 2019 defamatory statements about E. Jean Carroll's sexual assault allegations. The former columnist testified to decide how much money in damages the former president must pay her. CNN Correspondent Kara Scannell joins AC360 to discuss what she saw and heard while in the courtroom. Plus, Kensington Palace announced that the Princess of Wales will spend up to two weeks recovering in the hospital after having a successful, planned abdominal surgery. Buckingham Palace also revealed that King Charles is also going to the hospital next week for treatment for an enlarged prostate. CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster joins AC360 with the details and when the Princess of Wales can start working again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202447 minutes, 47 seconds
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Trump campaign sharpens attacks on Haley in New Hampshire

Former President Trump dominated the Iowa caucuses with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis finishing second, ahead of former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. The focus shifts to next week's New Hampshire primary where the Trump campaign is sharpening their attacks against Haley, who is rising in the polls. CNN National Correspondent Kristen Holmes joins AC360 live from Trump's event in Atkinson, New Hampshire. Plus, Gilgo Beach serial killings suspect Rex Heuermann was charged with a fourth murder. Heuermann is accused of killing the four women called the "Gilgo Four" but has pleaded not guilty to all the charges. CNN Correspondent Jean Casarez tells Anderson Cooper who the fourth victim was and how prosecutors say DNA evidence was able to connect the bodies to Heuermann. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202443 minutes, 45 seconds
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Update for January 15th

Tonight’s AC360 showcast has been pre-empted for coverage of the Iowa caucuses. For recent news updates, be sure to visit CNN’s ‘5 Things’ at: https://edition.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/5-things Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/20241 minute, 46 seconds
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New U.S. strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen

The U.S. carried out more strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen, according to a US official. This comes one day after launching a coordinated multi-nation attack on nearly 30 Houthi locations. According to the official, these additional strikes targeted a radar facility used by the Houthis. Fareed Zakaria and General Wesley Clark join Anderson to discuss the new action.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/202447 minutes, 34 seconds
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US and UK strike more than a dozen Houthi targets in Yemen

The US and UK militaries struck multiple targets in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen Thursday after the Iran-backed militant group defied warnings from the Biden administration and its allies and continued to attack commercial ships in the Red Sea. Pentagon Press Secretary Maj. Gen. Patrick Ryder joins Anderson to provide an update. Former NATO Supreme Allied Commanders Gen. Wesley Clark and Gen. Philip M. Breedlove also provide their perspectives on the strikes.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/202457 minutes, 47 seconds
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Update for January 10th

Tonight’s AC360 showcast has been pre-empted by coverage of the CNN Republican presidential primary debate. For recent news updates, be sure to visit CNN’s ‘5 Things’ at: https://edition.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/5-things Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/20241 minute, 46 seconds
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Judges worry about scope and impact of Trump’s immunity argument

A federal appeals court panel raised skepticism and sharply questioned the former president’s lawyer over the argument that he is immune from prosecution and his federal election subversion indictment should be dismissed. Special counsel Jack Smith’s team has argued that a president is not above the law while Trump’s attorneys said that prosecuting him would “open a Pandora’s box” of indicting other former presidents for actions they took while in office. Former federal prosecutor Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper how quickly the judges could come to a decision and what happens after. Plus, Republican candidates are racing to make their final pitches to voters in Iowa with less than a week until the state's pivotal caucuses. Then just eight days later will be the New Hampshire primary. CNN Chief National Correspondent John King joins AC360 from Washington, DC with the new CNN polling from New Hampshire and where the race stands.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/202443 minutes, 35 seconds
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Trump wants Georgia election subversion case dismissed, arguing he has presidential immunity

Former President Trump is arguing that he is protected from prosecution under presidential immunity in the criminal conspiracy case against him in Georgia. Trump wants the case “dismissed with prejudice” and his attorneys argue that the specific acts in the indictment “lie squarely within the ‘outer perimeter’ of the president’s official duties.” Conservative lawyer George Conway tells Anderson Cooper why he doesn't think this argument will play out very well for the former president. Plus, a group of House Democrats are calling for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from deciding whether Trump is eligible for Colorado's primary ballot. The lawmakers say Thomas’ wife’s role in the January 6, 2021, “Stop the Steal” rally that she attended makes it “unthinkable” the conservative justice could be impartial in deciding whether the event constituted an insurrection. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez signed that letter and joins AC360 to discuss if she thinks Justice Thomas will recuse himself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202444 minutes, 19 seconds
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Supreme Court agrees to decide whether Trump can be barred from holding office

The Supreme Court announced it will review Colorado Supreme Court’s controversial decision to remove former President Trump from the state’s ballot. Oral arguments are scheduled for February 8th and the Trump campaign says it welcomes a “fair hearing.” Courts in several other states are reviewing Trump’s eligibility on their ballots. Maine’s secretary of state already removed him from the state’s 2024 primary ballot and Trump’s team appealed the decision in state court. CNN Chief Legal Affairs Correspondent Paula Reid joins AC360 to discuss how the Supreme Court’s decision will impact the cases in other states. Plus, President Biden kicked off his 2024 campaign today by warning Americans about the dangers of another Trump presidency. David Axelrod, who served as senior adviser to President Obama, tells Anderson Cooper if he thinks Biden’s message will be an effective call to action for voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/202449 minutes, 25 seconds
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Deadly Iowa school shooting

A 6th grader was killed and five others wounded in a school shooting in Perry, Iowa. Anderson speaks with Rachael Kares who was in the school when the shooting began. Also, a second batch of documents was just unsealed related to the late sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein. Kara Scannell has been reading through them and has the latest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/202448 minutes, 14 seconds
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GOP delegation visits US-Mexico border

A delegation of Republican lawmakers visited the border in Eagle Pass, Texas to see the crisis up close. They are critical of President Biden and his administration's response. Some say they will vote to block any deal that reaches them, telling CNN’s Manu Raju they don’t want anything to help the White House. Anderson talks with the mayor of Eagle Pass, Rolando Salinas, about today’s visit, what the crisis is doing to his city, and what he hopes can be done. Plus, Richard Quest has the latest information on the deadly plane collision in Japan that may offer clues on what caused the accident. You’ll also see how the crew took swift action to get everyone safely off the Japan Airlines plane. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/202448 minutes, 11 seconds
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Trump appeals Maine decision barring him from ballot

Former President Donald Trump has asked a Maine court to overturn the secretary of state’s decision to remove him from the 2024 primary ballot there because of his role in the U.S. Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021. Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows joins Anderson to talk about Trump's appeal. Republican presidential candidate and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joins Anderson to discuss Trump’s legal fight in Maine, the state of play in the 2024 GOP primary, and the new charges against New Jersey Democratic Senator Menendez. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202448 minutes, 16 seconds
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Russia unleashes biggest air attack on Ukraine since start of full-scale invasion

Russia has launched the biggest air attack on Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion, the Ukrainian military told CNN, with an unprecedented number of drones and missiles fired at targets across the country, killing at least 31 people and injuring more than 150 others. Retired Army Four-star General and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley Clark talks about what this attack means. And insight into what is driving Vladimir Putin and what it suggests in the days and weeks ahead, with Yevgenia Albats who is Editor-in-Chief and CEO of The New Times. She's is also a dissident Russian journalist who left the country last year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/202349 minutes, 5 seconds
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Maine’s top election official removes Trump from 2024 primary ballot

Maine’s top election official has removed former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 primary ballot, in a surprising decision based on the 14th Amendment’s “insurrectionist ban.” Secretary of State Shenna Bellows talks about this decision and how she came to it. And Michael Eric Dyson, distinguished professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University and co-author of “Unequal: A Story of America" talks about Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley's comments on slavery and the Civil War.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/29/202352 minutes, 10 seconds
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Michigan Supreme Court rejects “insurrectionist ban” case and keeps Trump on 2024 primary ballot

The Michigan Supreme Court rejected the attempt to keep former President Trump off the 2024 primary ballot because of the “insurrectionist ban” in the U.S. Constitution. The Colorado Supreme Court kicked Trump off the state’s primary ballot for his role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson joins AC360 to explain why she agrees with her state’s Supreme Court decision. Plus, two men out fishing in Indiana found a mangled truck underneath a bridge and a man stuck inside who they thought was dead. CNN National Correspondent Athena Jones tells AC360 the incredible story of the Matthew Reum, the man inside the vehicle, who was alive and had been trapped there, tightly pinned in his seat under the bridge for six days.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/202349 minutes, 43 seconds
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IDF continues intense fighting in Gaza as Hamas-controlled health ministry says death toll continues to climb

The Israel Defense Forces says it’s continuing their intense fighting in Gaza by using its air, ground, and naval troops to strike “terror targets.” One of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants, Ron Dermer, met with officials from the White House and State Department to discuss the next phase of the war in Gaza. The Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health in Gaza says more than 20,900 people have been killed and 55,000 injured since October 7th. CNN Political and Foreign Policy Analyst Barak Ravid tells AC360 where hostage negotiations stand between Israel and Hamas and if they are any closer to another pause in fighting. Plus, the FBI is investigating reports of violent threats to the Colorado’s Supreme Court justices who ruled last week to remove former President Trump from the state’s 2024 presidential ballot because of the 14th Amendment’s “insurrectionist ban.” John Miller is the former NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism. He tells AC360 what the FBI is looking for and how they’re helping local law enforcement agencies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/202346 minutes, 1 second
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Supreme Court rejects Jack Smith’s request for justices to quickly hear Trump immunity dispute

The Supreme Court rejected special counsel Jack Smith’s request to have the high court decide whether former President Trump has any immunity from federal prosecution for alleged crimes he committed while he was in the White House. The question of Trump's immunity must be decided before the trial, which is scheduled for March 4th and could be delayed. The issue will first go before an appeals court early next month. Former federal judge Nancy Gertner tells AC360 why she thinks the Supreme Court may have rejected the special counsel’s request. Plus, federal authorities are apprehending record levels of migrants at the U.S. southern border each day as officials deal with a lack of capacity and resources. CNN Senior Latin American Affairs Editor Rafael Romo joins AC360 from Eagle Pass, Texas for an update on a situation that top immigration officials are calling a “serious challenge.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/202344 minutes, 54 seconds
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Detroit News: Trump recorded pressuring Michigan canvasser not to certify 2020 vote

According to the Detroit News and the recordings they reviewed, then-President Trump personally pressured two Republican Michigan canvassers to not certify the 2020 election. The Detroit News says the recordings reveal that Trump told the two GOP Wayne County canvassers they'd look "terrible" if they signed the documents after they first voted in opposition and then later in the same meeting voted to approve certification of the county’s election results. The Trump campaign released a statement saying "all of President Trump’s actions were taken in furtherance of his duty as president of the United States to faithfully take care of the laws and ensure election integrity.” Conservative attorney George Conway joins AC360 to discuss the Detroit News' reporting and what this could mean for Jack Smith's election interference case against Trump. Plus, Rudy Giuliani filed for bankruptcy in federal court after a jury ordered him to pay two Georgia election officials nearly $150 million for the harm caused by his defamatory statements about them following the 2020 election. CNN Senior Crime and Justice Reporter Katelyn Polantz tells AC360 how this filing could affect the damages he owes Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/202345 minutes, 6 seconds
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Trump asks Supreme Court to reject special counsel and stay out of immunity dispute for now

Former President Trump has asked the Supreme Court to reject special counsel Jack Smith's request to have the high court decide whether he has any immunity from federal prosecution for alleged crimes he committed while he was in the White House. The question of Trump's immunity has to be decided before the trial, which is scheduled for March 4th. Smith asked the justices to review a lower court ruling that the former president is not immune from the election subversion criminal case, a rare step of reviewing the issue before a federal appeals court weighs in. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig tells AC360 if he thinks the Trump team would be trying to slow down the process if he wasn't running for reelection. Plus, CNN Senior International Correspondent Fred Pleitgen joins AC360 from Iceland for an update on the volcano erupting on the Reykjanes peninsula. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202345 minutes, 10 seconds
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Colorado Supreme Court removes Trump from state’s 2024 ballot

The Colorado Supreme Court removed former President Trump from the state’s 2024 ballot saying he isn’t an eligible presidential candidate because of the 14th Amendment’s “insurrectionist ban.” The Trump campaign reacted to the decision and said it would “swiftly file an appeal.” Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold tells AC360 if she agrees with the court's ruling. Plus, CNN Senior International Correspondent Fred Pleitgen joins AC360 from Grindavik, Iceland with the latest on the volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202349 minutes, 31 seconds
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Georgia election workers sue Giuliani again

The two Georgia election workers, Ruby Freeman and her daughter Shaye Moss, who won a nearly $150 million defamation case against Rudy Giuliani have sued him again, asking a federal judge to permanently ban him from lying about them. Giuliani told reporters on the first day of the trial that “everything I said about them is true” despite his attorneys presenting little defense in court and the former New York City mayor deciding not to testify. Former federal prosecutor Jessica Roth tells AC360 what the judge could do to prevent Giuliani from continuing to lie about Freeman and Moss. Plus, U.S. Secretary of Defense Llyod Austin spoke with officials in Israel about pathways “toward a future for Gaza after Hamas.” The group’s military wing released a video showing three Israeli male hostages still being held in Gaza. CNN Correspondent Jeremy Diamond joins AC360 to give an update on some of the released hostages and what they went through while being held captive by Hamas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/202344 minutes, 22 seconds
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Giuliani hit with nearly $150 million verdict in defamation case

A jury has ordered Rudy Giuliani to pay two Georgia election workers, Ruby Freeman and her daughter Shaye Moss, nearly $150 million for the harm caused by his defamatory statements about them following the 2020 election. The former New York mayor and one-time lawyer for former President Trump said he plans to appeal. Meryl Conant Governski is an attorney for Freeman and Moss. She tells Anderson Cooper if her clients are confident they’ll receive any money from Giuliani. Plus, an autopsy revealed that “Friends” star Matthew Perry died from “acute effects of ketamine” and subsequent drowning. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins AC360 to discuss the autopsy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/202345 minutes
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CNN’s Clarissa Ward goes inside Gaza field hospital

A field hospital has been set up by the United Arab Emirates government in Rafah, in southern Gaza, to help treat the sick and injured. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward was able to see their work. CNN is first western media outlet to gain independent access to southern Gaza without an IDF escort. She joins AC360 to share what she saw in the hospital, including a 20-month-old boy who has scratches all over his face, and doesn't even know that his parents and siblings were killed in a strike. Plus, the Iowa caucuses are just a little more than a month away and CNN Chief National Correspondent John King traveled there to speak to Republican voters he's been following for the last five months about former President Trump's lead in the polls. He tells Anderson Cooper why some are hesitant to vote for Trump and what candidate may get their votes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202345 minutes, 1 second
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House votes to open Biden impeachment inquiry

House Republicans voted to open an impeachment inquiry into President Biden and his family’s alleged foreign business dealings, which so far, has struggled to uncover any wrongdoing. Biden has called the inquiry a “baseless political stunt.” Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff tells Anderson Cooper why this isn't a "legitimate" impeachment investigation. Plus, the judge overseeing the former President Trump's 2020 election interference case temporarily paused all procedural proceedings while appeals over a major issue play out. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig joins AC360 to discuss the judge's decision and how this could affect the trial timeline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202345 minutes, 51 seconds
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Biden: U.S. will support Ukraine “as long as we can”

During a joint news conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, President Biden said the U.S. will support Ukraine “as long as we can.” Zelensky was on Capitol Hill meeting with lawmakers and advocating for more aid. CNN Chief International Security Correspondent Nick Paton Walsh joins AC360 from Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine where he's been talking to troops about their "concern, anger and frustration" about the potential of not getting more U.S. funding to help fight the Russians. Plus, a U.S. official tells CNN that Israel has started flooding Gaza tunnels with seawater on a "limited basis." CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Alex Marquardt is in Tel Aviv, Israel. He tells Anderson Cooper that this could be a "significant new tactic" by the Israeli military. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202344 minutes, 59 seconds
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Special counsel goes to Supreme Court to resolve if Trump has immunity from prosecution

The Supreme Court said it will expedite special counsel Jack Smith’s request to determine if former President Trump has immunity from criminal prosecution for allegedly committing crimes while he was in the White House. It’s an attempt by Smith to keep the trial on track for early March 2024. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper if he thinks the Supreme Court will take the case. Plus, Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with an Israeli war cabinet member about the remaining hostages in Gaza and the increasing humanitarian crisis there. Ifat Kalderon's cousin, Ofer, is still believed to be held hostage in Gaza. She joins AC360 to talk about the situation and says "it's not an option" that Ofer doesn't come back alive.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/202345 minutes, 16 seconds
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U.S. vetoes UN resolution calling for Gaza ceasefire

The United States vetoed a United Nations resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza over the growing concern about the civilian death toll. The fighting in the Gaza has intensified with Israel’s military claiming it carried out strikes on about 450 targets over the past day. CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Alex Marquart gives Anderson Cooper an update on the hostage situation and the ongoing fighting. Plus, Harvard’s president apologized for her testimony at an antisemitism hearing on Capitol Hill this week where she and other university presidents failed to explicitly say calls for genocide of Jewish people constituted bullying and harassment on campus. Rep. Josh Gottheimer went to Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania and is one of the dozens of Jewish members in the U.S. House. He joins AC360 to discuss the apology and his initial reaction when he heard the presidents’ remarks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/202344 minutes, 10 seconds
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Hunter Biden faces nine criminal charges in new federal tax case

Hunter Biden has been charged with nine counts in connection with a long-running Justice Department investigation into his taxes. The case was close to being resolved until a plea deal fell apart in July. CNN Chief Legal Affairs Correspondent Paula Reid gives Anderson Cooper details about what's in the indictment and how much prison time the president's son could potentially face if he's found guilty. Plus, former President Trump was back in court for his New York civil fraud trial and called it "corrupt" while criticizing the judge and New York Attorney General Letitia James, who brought the case against him. Trump is expected to take the stand next week in his own defense. Former Manhattan Chief Assistant District Attorney Karen Friedman Agnifilo joins AC360 to discuss if Trump's appearance in court will ultimately affect the judge's decision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/202344 minutes, 27 seconds
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At least three dead after shooting on UNLV campus

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say at least three people are dead and one is in stable condition after a shooting at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The suspect is also dead. KSNV reporter Brett Forrest was on campus interviewing graduating seniors for a different assignment when students started barreling into the classroom warning of an active shooter. He tells Anderson Cooper how long he was in the classroom before police showed up to evacuate him and the others he was sheltering in place with. Plus, President Biden is no stranger to loss. His son Beau died in 2015 and he lost his first wife, Neila, and 13-month-old daughter, Naomi, in a car crash in 1972. Anderson sat down with the president to talk about facing grief and loss for the new season of his podcast, "All There Is." You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202346 minutes, 34 seconds
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Speaker Johnson wants to blur Jan. 6 footage to protect Capitol rioters

House Speaker Mike Johnson says that when the footage of the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is released to the public, the faces of the rioters will be blurred to protect them from being charged by the Justice Department. Former Republican Rep. Liz Cheney was the vice chair of the House Select Committee that investigated the insurrection. She joins AC360 to discuss Speaker Johnson's decision. She also talks about the current state of the GOP and says this group of Republicans "can't be counted on to defend the Constitution." Plus, the Israeli military says today was the "most intense day since the beginning of the ground operation." CNN Correspondent Jeremy Diamond is in Ashkelon, Israel. He tells Anderson Cooper what's going on in Southern Gaza where Israeli troops have encircled the city of Khan Younis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202349 minutes, 2 seconds
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Humanitarian crisis worsens in Gaza as Israel-Hamas fighting continues

The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief coordinator says the situation in Gaza keeps getting “more apocalyptic” and “people are being ordered to move again, with little to survive on, forced to make one impossible choice after another.” According to a UN agency, more than 80% of Gaza’s total population have been displaced and the Hamas-controlled health ministry claims more than 15,800 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli strikes since October 7. CNN Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman joins AC360 to discuss the desperation the people of Gaza are feeling. Plus, U.S. officials tell CNN that the negotiations over the release of additional hostages from Gaza appears high unlikely to resume any time soon. Hamas is refusing to release a remaining group of young women hostages, like 23-year-old Romi Gonen who was kidnapped from the Israeli music festival. Romi’s mother, Meirav Leshem Gonen, tells Anderson Cooper she was sure that her daughter would have been released during the seven-day truce that ended last week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/202343 minutes, 50 seconds
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Israel: 200+ strikes on Hamas targets since truce ended

Israel has restarted its military campaign against Hamas after a seven day pause and more than 100 hostages freed. Israel says the militant group fired rockets toward Israeli territory. Hamas claimed they were having trouble locating 10 women and children hostages, something Israel insisted must happen if the truce were to continue for an eighth day. Hamas accused Israel of “refusing all offers” to extend the agreement. CNN Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Matthew Chance joins AC360 to give an update on the fighting in Gaza. Plus, the House voted to expel Republican Rep. George Santos after a damning House Ethics committee report found evidence he broke federal laws, stole from his campaign, and delivered a “constant series of lies” to voters and donors on his way to winning a U.S. House seat. Santos denounced the ethics investigation as “a disgusting politicized smear.” Separately, he has plead not guilty to 23 federal charges, including misusing campaign funds and lying about his personal finances on House disclosure reports. GOP Rep. Dusty Johnson voted to expel Santos. He tells Anderson Cooper his former colleague is a “crook” and has “lied about everything” he’s ever said. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/202344 minutes, 12 seconds
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Eight more hostages released from Gaza as Israel-Hamas truce extended to seventh day

Eight more Israeli hostages were released from Gaza after a tense and lengthy back-and-forth between Israel and Hamas that extended the truce into a seventh day. The deal is set to expire again tonight unless Hamas offers up a new list of 10 hostages to be released. Rachel Goldberg and Jon Polin's 23-year-old son, Hersh, was badly wounded by a grenade on October 7 and taken captive by Hamas. They join AC360 to give an update on their son's chances of being put on a list to be released. Plus, Republican Rep. George Santos refused to resign one day ahead of an expected expulsion vote and claimed he's the one being bullied. A damning House Ethics Committee report found evidence he broke federal laws, stole from his campaign, and delivered a “constant series of lies” to voters and donors on his way to winning a U.S. House seat. Democratic Rep. Dan Goldman tells Anderson Cooper how he thinks the vote will go tomorrow.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/202345 minutes, 8 seconds
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Father of 9-year-old hostage tells CNN how young daughter survived Hamas captivity

Over the last five days of the truce between Israel and Hamas, 81 hostages have been released, mostly women and children. One of those kids is 9-year-old Emily Hand. Her father, Thomas, was told that his daughter had died, and he told CNN days after the October 7 attack that her death was “a blessing” because it was the “best news of the possibilities” that he knew. A month later, the Israeli army told him it was “highly probable” Emily was alive and a hostage of Hamas. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward sat down with Thomas Hand after he was reunited with his daughter after more than 50 days. She tells Anderson Cooper he knew "her spirit" would help her survive. Plus, family and friends honored the life of former first lady Rosalynn Carter at a service in Atlanta. Jill Stuckey is a longtime friend of the Carters. She joins AC360 to remember her friend who she calls "remarkable." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/202347 minutes, 21 seconds
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Israel, Hamas reach 2-day extension of truce

More Israeli hostages have been released and the truce between Israel and Hamas has been extended for two more days. A relative of six family members who were released yesterday talks about her family and what they are going through. Also, a doctor who is the head of the medical team for the hostages and missing families forum talks about the struggles some of the hostage are going through. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/202340 minutes, 11 seconds
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Israel: Hostage release and truce delayed

Israel says the hostage release and truce with Hamas is delayed until Friday. The loved ones of several hostages join AC360 to share what they are hoping for in the coming days. Also, authorities say there’s “no indication” terrorism was tied to a fiery and deadly crash on a bridge connecting the United States and Canada. So, what was behind the incident? CNN’s Chief Law Enforcement & Intelligence Analyst John Miller has the latest information. Airdate: November 22, 2023. Guests: Iris Liniado, Rachel Goldberg & Jon Polin, John Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/202345 minutes, 43 seconds
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Israel’s cabinet votes to approve hostage release deal

Israel's cabinet has approved a deal that would see the release of at least 50 hostages—women and children—being held in Gaza by Hamas in exchange for a four-day truce in Israel's air and ground campaign. A source tells CNN that the deal was approved by a significant majority. Axios' Political and Foreign Policy Reporter Barak Ravid tells AC360 when he thinks hostages will actually be released. Plus, Anat Moshe Shoshany's grandmother, Adina Moshe, was kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz. She joins AC360 to react to the news of the deal and says it gives her "so much hope". Guests: Barak Ravid, Anat Moshe Shoshany. Airdate: November 21, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/202354 minutes, 12 seconds
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White House official: Negotiations are “getting close to the end” on the release of hostages being held in Gaza

A White House Official claimed that negotiations to free some of the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza are “getting close to the end.” Family members of some of the Israeli hostages are begging for answers ahead of their meeting with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren tells AC360 why it's so difficult to negotiate with Hamas. Plus, President Biden celebrated his 81st birthday today. CNN Chief National Correspondent John King joins AC360 after talking to young voters in Michigan about how they feel about Biden's age and him potentially serving another four years in the White House. Airdate: November 20, 2023. Guests: Michael Oren, John King. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/202345 minutes, 38 seconds
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Update for November 17th

Tonight’s AC 360 showcast has been pre-empted. For recent news updates, be sure to visit CNN’s ‘5 Things’ at: edition.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/5-Things Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/20231 minute, 46 seconds
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IDF: body of Israeli hostage found near Al-Shifa hospital

The Israel Defense Forces say they found the body of Yehudit Weiss, an Israeli hostage, near the Al-Shifa hospital. Weiss was kidnapped on October 7th and a military spokesperson said the 65-year-old grandmother was killed by Hamas but didn’t give details on the cause of death. CNN Correspondent Jeremy Diamond joins AC360 from Ashkelon, Israel to discuss where the negotiations stand to release some of the other hostages. Plus, a House Ethics Committee report revealed “substantial evidence” that Republican New York Rep. George Santos stole from his campaign and delivered a “constant series of lies” to voters and donors. GOP Rep. Ken Buck tells Anderson Cooper why he now wants Santos to be expelled from Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/202345 minutes, 20 seconds
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Biden holds news conference after high-stakes meeting with Xi

President Biden held a news conference after a roughly four-hour meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping where they discussed wanting to stabilize U.S.-China relations after months of heightened tension. Biden said the talks between the two leaders were "some of the most constructive and productive." CNN correspondents and others join Anderson Cooper to discuss the high-stakes meeting and President Biden’s news conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/202359 minutes, 23 seconds
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IDF: now carrying out "precise" military operation in Al-Shifa hospital

Israel Defense Forces says it's "carrying out a precise and targeted operation” against Hamas in Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital. The IDF has accused Hamas of "continued military" use of the facility that "jeopardized the hospital’s protected status under international law.” Hamas and hospital officials have rejected Israel’s claims. IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner joins AC360 to give an update on the military operation at the hospital. Plus, demonstrators from around the country came to Washington, D.C.'s "March for Israel" to denounce antisemitism and demand the release of hostages being held by Hamas. Rachel Goldberg and Jon Polin's son, Hersh, is believed to be one of those hostages in Gaza. Rachel tells Anderson Cooper that she believes Hersh and the other hostages are being failed by the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/202350 minutes, 14 seconds
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U.S. official: Hamas has command node under Al-Shifa hospital

The director of Al-Shifa hospital, the largest in Gaza, says its essential units have collapsed and conditions are “catastrophic.” Fuel reserves have run out leaving the facility unable to function. A U.S. official says Hamas has a command node underneath the hospital and is using fuel intended to keep it running while its fighters regularly cluster in and around the facility. CNN International Diplomatic Editor Nic Robertson went into Gaza with the IDF. He tells Anderson Cooper why it's "absolute chaos" and why calling it a war zone "doesn't do it justice." Plus, Donald Trump Jr. testified for the defense in the fraud trial against him, his father Donald Trump and their company. CNN Correspondent Kara Scannell was in the courtroom. She joins AC360 to discuss what Trump Jr. said about his father. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/202346 minutes, 29 seconds
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Hostage negotiators discussing days-long fighting pause between Israel & Hamas

Sources tell CNN that the group of negotiators working toward a deal that would include a days-long pause in fighting in Gaza exchange for a large group of Hamas hostages being freed. A senior U.S. official who is familiar with the talks warned the negotiations could stall at any point and that “it’s been close before...there’s no certainty at all.” CNN Correspondent Ed Lavandera joins AC360 from Tel Aviv, Israel to tell the story of a woman who is willing to do “whatever it takes” to get her sister out of Hamas’ possession. Plus, FBI agents seized New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ cell phones and iPad as part of their federal investigation into campaign fundraising. CNN Crime and Justice Correspondent Shimon Prokupecz tells Anderson Cooper how the FBI executed their search warrant and what they could possibly be looking for on Mayor Adams’ devices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/202345 minutes, 35 seconds
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Mar-a-Lago maid, plumber and other workers could testify in Trump criminal case

Sources tell CNN that some staffers and contract workers at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort could be called to testify against him and his two co-defendants in the upcoming trial scheduled to begin in May 2024. A maid, plumber, chauffeur and woodworker are among some of the potential witnesses. Special Counsel Jack Smith indicted Trump over his handling of classified documents that were brought to his Florida resort after he left the White House in 2021, as well as possible obstruction of the investigation and government efforts to retrieve the material. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper why this is a "dream scenario" for prosecutors. Plus, Republican Presidential Candidate Chris Christie joins AC360 to discuss the recent developments in the Trump documents investigation, the former President's absence from the debate stage, and the former governor’s upcoming trip to Israel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202347 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ivanka Trump testifies in father's civil fraud trial

Former President Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump testified in the civil fraud trial brought by the New York attorney general's office. Ivanka discussed her role in negotiating loans for Trump's purchase of Doral and the Old Post Office hotel project in Washington, DC. Former Manhattan Chief Assistant District Attorney Karen Friedman-Agnifilo tells Anderson Cooper whether she thinks Ivanka Trump's testimony helped or hurt the prosecution's case. Plus, the Israel Defense Forces says it has destroyed at least 130 Hamas tunnels since the start of the war. CNN Correspondent Jeremy Diamond joins AC360 from Tel Aviv, Israel for a look at the tunnel system that runs underneath Gaza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202345 minutes, 5 seconds
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Update for November 7th

Tonight’s AC 360 showcast has been pre-empted by breaking news coverage of election day in America. For recent news updates, be sure to visit CNN’s ‘5 Things’ at: edition.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/5-Things Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/20231 minute, 46 seconds
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Trump went after New York AG and judge in rant

Former President Trump testified under oath in his New York civil fraud trial where he ramped up his verbal attacks on the judge and the New York attorney general. Former Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. joins AC360 to discuss the former president’s testimony. Plus, the Hamas-controlled healthy ministry claims more than 10,000 people have been killed in Gaza since Israel launched its military offensive nearly a month ago. Emily “Cali” Callahan is a nurse activity manager for Doctors Without Borders and had been in Gaza since August. She was evacuated last Wednesday and arrived back in the United States over the weekend. She tells Anderson Cooper how she feels about being out of Gaza and how desperate people are for shelter, medical supplies, food and water.  For information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202346 minutes, 54 seconds
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Israel claims responsibility for airstrike near Gaza's largest hospital

Israeli bombardment of Gaza continues despite U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's message today calling for a humanitarian pause in the fighting. Israel claimed responsibility for an airstrike near Gaza's largest hospital, saying it was targeting an ambulance being used by Hamas. Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren talks with John King about the increasing toll of civilian casualties on the battlefield. And former President Trump and his daughter Ivanka are expected to take the stand next week in the New York civil fraud case against the Trump family business. Maggie Haberman provides her perspective on the former president's ongoing legal fights, including an appeals court freezing the gag order against him in the special counsel’s election subversion case.  For information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/202346 minutes, 33 seconds
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Intense flares illuminate the skies over Gaza

Intense fighting in the Middle East continues as Israel's military says it has surrounded Gaza City. Flares and explosions illuminated the skies above northern Gaza Thursday night. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Mark Hertling provides perspective on the latest developments. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on his way to the region tonight. Before boarding his plane, Blinken said he would discuss steps Israel "can and should" take to minimize civilian casualties. Plus, former President Donald Trump's two adult sons took the stand today in the New York civil fraud case against the Trump family business. Kara Scannell has a live report from outside the courthouse.   For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202347 minutes, 31 seconds
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First group of foreign nationals, including two Americans, allowed to leave Gaza

Injured Palestinians and the first group of hundreds of foreign nationals, including two American aid workers, have made it out of Gaza into Egypt. Anderson speaks with Leah Okumura whose aunt was one of two Americans who were able to leave Gaza today. Also, New York Rep. Dan Goldman was in Tel Aviv with his family on October 7th when the attacks began. They were able to get out of Israel safely. He joins Anderson to talk about the debate over the U.S. funding Israel’s war in Gaza.  For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202345 minutes
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Israeli military claims it killed Hamas commander in strike on refugee camp

The Israeli military claimed Tuesday that it killed a top Hamas commander in a deadly strike on the Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza. Hamas has denied the presence of one of its leaders in the camp. CNN's Nic Robertson has a live report from the region with the latest on the strike. Also, Anderson talks with Ricarda Louk, the mother of a 23-year-old German-Israeli woman captured during the October 7 attacks who has now tragically been declared dead.  For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202344 minutes, 32 seconds
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IDF: Israeli soldier rescued from Gaza

A female Israeli soldier kidnapped by Hamas on October 7 has been rescued during ground operations in Gaza, said the Israel Defense Forces. According to Israeli authorities, there are still more than 230 hostages in Gaza. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, International Spokesperson of the Israel Defense Forces, joins Anderson and gives some details on the rescue and discusses other developments. Also, former Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger is the author of the new book "Renegade: Defending Democracy and Liberty in our Divided Country." He says if Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination next year, he believes the underlying question on the ballot will be whether you support democracy or authoritarianism. For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/202346 minutes, 30 seconds
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Israel Defense Forces announce "expanding” ground operations in Gaza

The Israeli military says it is "expanding” ground operations in Gaza and "operating forcefully" on all fronts to fulfill its goals in the war with Hamas.  Friday’s announcement came as intense Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza. The White House says the U.S. is still working to secure the release of hostages held by Hamas. Rami Igra, the former chief of the hostages and MIA unit of The Mossad, shares his perspective on the new developments. And former NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism John Miller joins with an update on the suspect in Wednesday's mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine.  For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/28/202343 minutes, 47 seconds
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FBI activity at Maine suspect’s house 24 hours into manhunt

An intensive manhunt continues as law enforcement search for a suspect who authorities say left at least 18 dead and 13 injured in Lewiston, Maine in two mass shootings. Police returned to 40-year-old Robert Card’s last known address in Bowdain, Maine, but officials don’t know if he is inside. Card is facing an arrest warrant for eight counts of murder and is considered armed and dangerous. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper the different ways law enforcement could get in the house to see if the suspect is inside. Plus, CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye joins AC360 to remember some of the victims.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/27/202349 minutes, 4 seconds
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Rep. Mike Johnson elected new House speaker

After weeks of party infighting, Rep. Mike Johnson was voted the new House speaker. The Louisiana Republican secured the speaker’s gavel without losing any GOP votes. Johnson has been a supporter of former President Trump and was a key congressional figure in the failed attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash joins AC360 to discuss where Speaker Johnson stands on some important issues. Plus, the main United Nations agency working in Gaza says vital fuel supplies are on the verge of running out. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward gives Anderson Cooper an update on what’s going on inside Gaza’s hospitals that need fuel to run.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/26/202348 minutes, 42 seconds
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Released hostage: “I went through hell”

85-year-old Yocheved Lifshitz described being kidnapped from her kibbutz and taken to a tunnel in Gaza as going through “hell.” Lifshitz is one of two Israeli hostages released from Hamas custody on Monday. Sources tell CNN that there are ongoing talks underway to try to secure the release of a large number of hostages still in Gaza. Yocheved’s daughter Sharone Lifschitz tells Anderson Cooper her mom’s return is a “wonderful moment” but she doesn't want people to forget about the hundreds of others still missing. Plus, the largest hospital in Gaza is warning that it will become a “mass grave” if fuel runs out. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward joins AC360 from Cairo for an update on the humanitarian aid efforts in Gaza.  For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/25/202345 minutes, 35 seconds
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Hamas releases two more hostages

Two more hostages have been released from Hamas custody after Qatari and Egyptian mediation. Israeli citizens Nurit Cooper and Yocheved Lifshitz have arrived for medical care in Tel Aviv, Israel. Yocheved’s daughter Sharone Lifschitz joins AC360 from Heathrow Airport where she was about to jump on a flight to Israel when she heard the good news. Plus, the United Nations says twenty more trucks passed the Rafah crossing into Gaza to bring vital humanitarian aid. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward gives Anderson Cooper an update on the hospital situation in Gaza. For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/24/202350 minutes, 57 seconds
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Two American hostages have been released by Hamas

Two American hostages were released by Hamas and are now in the care of Israel Defense Forces. Judith Tai Raanan and her 17-year-old daughter, Natalie Raanan, were kidnapped during the initial attack against Israel two weeks ago while visiting family. Amir Tibon met the Raanans while they were at a celebration for the kibbutz’s anniversary. He knew Judith’s mother very well, calling her a “neighbor and a friend.” He tells Anderson Cooper how he felt when he heard the Raanans had been freed. Plus, aid agencies in Gaza are warning that hospitals are nearly out of fuel as humanitarian aid is stuck in Egypt. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward was near the Rafah border crossing in Egypt. She joins AC360 to give an update on when the aid is expected to cross the border into Gaza. For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/21/202352 minutes, 38 seconds
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Biden: Hamas and Putin share goal to "annihilate a neighboring democracy"

President Biden delivered a primetime speech from the Oval Office to make the case to Americans for U.S. support in the wars in Israel and Ukraine. The president said he will send an “urgent budget request” to Congress to "fund America's national security needs to support our critical partners, including Israel and Ukraine." Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling tells Anderson Cooper that he believes this is “one of the most dangerous times in our history.” Plus, the president said he was “heartbroken” by the deadly Gaza hospital blast and that Israel was “not responsible.” Israel claims the bombing was caused by a Islamic Jihad rocket while Palestinian officials have blamed Israel. CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Alex Marquardt joins AC360 to discuss the newly obtained intelligence on the blast.  For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/20/202358 minutes, 38 seconds
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U.S. assesses that Israel is “not responsible” for Gaza hospital blast

The National Security Council says the U.S. government assesses that Israel “was not responsible” for the blast at the Gaza hospital that killed hundreds. Israel claims the bombing was caused by a Islamic Jihad rocket while Palestinian officials have blamed Israel. A NSC spokesperson said the assessment was based on available reporting, including “intelligence, missile activity, and open source video and images of the incident.” Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling joins AC360 to discuss the U.S. evaluation and the possible intelligence they have that would lead them to this conclusion. Plus, President Biden says Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has agreed to open the Rafah crossing into Gaza to allow 20 trucks of humanitarian aid to enter. 22-year-old Dunia Abu-Rahma is an architecture student in Gaza and is one of the hundreds of thousands trying to flee to the South. She gives Anderson Cooper an update on how she’s doing and says “it’s getting worse day by day.” For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/19/202351 minutes, 9 seconds
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Hundreds of people believed to be dead after Gaza hospital blast

Hundreds of people are believed to be dead following a blast at a Gaza hospital. Palestinian and Israeli officials are at odds over who is to blame for the devastation. Jordan canceled a planned summit between President Biden and the leaders of Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward has been talking to doctors at that hospital. She tells Anderson Cooper that one doctor said the ceiling collapsed on the operating room floor while he was in the middle of a surgery. Plus, 22-year-old Dunia Abu-Rahma is an architecture student in Gaza and is one of the hundreds of thousands trying to flee to the South. She joins AC360 to talk about her living situation and says all she thinks about is “how I am going to be safe.” For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/18/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 39 seconds
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Hamas releases video of woman it claims is being held hostage

Hamas released a video of Mia Schem, a 21-year-old French-Israeli woman being held hostage in the Gaza Strip. In the first video Hamas has released of any of the hostages, Schem says she’s suffered an arm injury and was brought to Gaza. Israeli authorities have said that they believe 199 people are being held in Gaza, while Hamas has claimed it’s holding up to 250 hostages.  Mia’s mom, Keren Scharf Schem, tells Anderson Cooper her daughter is “strong” and that’s why they believe she’s still alive. Plus, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that President Biden will visit Israel on Wednesday. Blinken spent more than seven hours meeting with Israel’s war cabinet. CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward joins AC360 to discuss the President’s visit and says this is a “big win for Israel.” For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/17/202349 minutes, 8 seconds
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Israeli troops conduct local raids as Gaza braces for possible ground incursion

The Israel Defense Forces said troops have carried out local raids over the past day in Gaza as they search for hostages and collect evidence in hopes of finding the people taken by Hamas. Israel’s military warned 1.1 million people living in northern Gaza to evacuate their homes ahead of an expected Israeli military incursion. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward tells Anderson Cooper what the situation is like in Northern Gaza and the uncertainty of where to go. Plus, Golan Abitbul tells Anderson Cooper how he and his family survived when Hamas fighters invaded their kibbutz, trying to kill anyone in sight.  For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/14/202351 minutes, 9 seconds
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Israel begins a “complete siege” of Gaza in response to Hamas attacks

Israel has hammered Gaza with airstrikes and is withholding essential supplies, cutting off food, electricity, fuel and water in response Hamas’ brutal terror attacks that killed more than 1,200 people. In Gaza, the Palestinian health ministry says at least 1,537 people have died. Yousef Hammah lives in Gaza and works for the Norwegian Refugee Council. He gives Anderson Cooper an update on the situation in Gaza and says they’re living “second-by-second.” Plus, Israel Defense Force spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus joins AC360 to discuss if he thinks an agreement to bring supplies like food and medicine to Gaza can be reached.  For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/13/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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IDF: 300,000 reservists near the Gaza border

Israel has formed an emergency government and war cabinet after Hamas’ surprise attacks that have killed at least 1,200 people and injured thousands more. An IDF spokesperson said Wednesday that 300,000 reservists were “close to the Gaza strip.” On Saturday, Hamas fighters killed Anat Moshe Shoshany’s grandfather and kidnapped her 72-year old grandmother. The only proof of life her family has seen is a video a friend found on social media that shows her grandmother on a motorcycle with the Hamas militants driving through Gaza City. She tells Anderson Cooper she hasn’t heard from her grandmother and says her family is praying she’s safe. Plus, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren joins AC360 to discuss the difficulty of bringing the hostages in Gaza back home safely. For daily information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: https://link.chtbl.com/-lB8n-bJ To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/12/202350 minutes, 32 seconds
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Israel has “released all restraints” on troops in war against Hamas

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said he has “released all restraints” on troops in their fight against Hamas. Israel has been hammering Gaza with airstrikes after at least 1,200 people in Israel were killed in Hamas attacks. The White House says 14 U.S. citizens have died and “20 or more Americans” are still missing. Rafael Zimerman hid in a bomb shelter with 40 to 50 people near the deadly music festival. He says Hamas militants gassed the people inside and then began shooting. He tells Anderson Cooper how he played dead to survive and says it’s a “miracle” he’s alive. Plus, CNN Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman has done extensive reporting from Gaza over the years. He joins AC360 to discuss the difficulty of finding the hostages with the tunnel system and dense population. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/11/202355 minutes, 53 seconds
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Israel pounds Gaza as Hamas threatens hostages

Israel has launched new airstrikes in Gaza after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to go on the offense against Hamas with a force “like never before.” More than 900 people have died in Israel and 600 in Gaza. Hamas said they’d kill civilian hostages and would broadcast it if Israel targets people in Gaza with no warning. Avital Alajem was taken by Hamas fighters, forced to walk to Gaza with her friend’s two young children, then they were all released. Her friend, the mother of the two children, was not as lucky and is still missing. She tells Anderson Cooper what she knows about her friend Adi and calls her “brave.” Plus, Israel Defense Forces International Spokesperson Lt. Col. (Res.) Jonathan Conricus joins AC360 from Tel Aviv to discuss how the IDF is handling the threat from Hamas about Israeli hostages.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/10/202353 minutes, 31 seconds
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Keeping them honest: words matter

Former President Donald Trump said in a recent interview that undocumented immigrants were "poisoning the blood of our country," using language that is often employed by White supremacists and drawing rebuke. Conservative attorney and Washington Post Contributing Columnist George Conway joins AC360 to talk about the comments coming from the standard bearer of the Republican Party and the 2024 GOP frontrunner. Plus, CNN's Elle Reeve has an in depth look at what some Florida students and parents are doing to stop books from being banned at schools.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/7/202341 minutes, 7 seconds
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Reports: Trump allegedly discussed sensitive nuclear submarine information with Mar-a-Lago member

ABC News reports that former President Trump allegedly discussed potentially sensitive information about U.S. nuclear submarines after he left the White House with a member at his Mar-a-Lago resort. Sources told ABC that the member is Anthony Pratt, an Australian billionaire who reportedly went to share the information with "more than a dozen foreign officials, several of his own employees and a handful of journalists." Former Defense Secretary William Cohen joins AC360 to discuss the reports and says we're watching the "rapid dissolution of democracy" under Trump's hands. Plus, Ukrainian officials say at least 51 people were killed in a Russian strike that hit a café and shop near Kupiansk. Several of those killed were attending a wake for a fallen Ukrainian soldier. CNN Senior International Correspondent Fred Pleitgen is at the scene of the attack. He tells Anderson Cooper what Ukrainian President Zelensky is saying about the strike.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/6/202341 minutes, 29 seconds
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House GOP even more bitterly divided in aftermath of McCarthy’s ouster

House Majority Leader Steve Scalice and Republican Rep. Jim Jordan have said they’ll run for speaker of the House after Rep. Kevin McCarthy was voted out and announced he won’t run again. There have been calls from some Republicans to expel GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz from the conference after he led the effort to oust the former House speaker. Republican Rep. Dusty Johnson is a McCarthy supporter and voted to keep him as Speaker. He joins AC360 to discuss the two candidates for the position and says the GOP conference needs to do a "better job of putting them in a position to win" than they did with McCarthy. Plus, the suspect in the killing of Tupac Shakur made his first court appearance since being arrested near Las Vegas last week. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson tells Anderson Cooper his team wanted to make sure they "got it right" since the case has gotten so much attention.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/5/202342 minutes, 12 seconds
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Update for October 3, 2023

Today’s AC360 showcast has been pre-empted by breaking news coverage of the House vote to oust Kevin McCarthy as speaker. For recent news updates be sure to check out CNN’s ‘5 Things’ at: edition.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/5-things. Thanks for listening.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/4/202317 seconds
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US braces for government shutdown as funding deadline looms

A government shutdown will begin Sunday if lawmakers on Capitol Hill don’t reach a deal. Sources tell CNN that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told his Republican conference there aren’t many options left to avoid a shutdown. Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal tells Anderson Cooper if she thinks there’s a realistic scenario where Republicans team up with Democrats in the next 24 hours to keep the government open. Plus, a suspect was arrested for the 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur. CNN Senior National Correspondent Sara Sidner joins AC360 after speaking to Shakur’s stepbrother who wants to know what took so long.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/30/202340 minutes, 31 seconds
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Trump won’t try to move Georgia case to federal court

According to a new court filing, former President Trump’s lawyers say he won’t try and move the criminal charges brought against him by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to federal court. Trump’s lawyers had said he “may” try to get the case moved into the federal system, as part of a bid to invoke immunity protections for federal officers. Former U.S. Assistant Attorney Elie Honig joins AC360 to discuss the filing and explains why he was "stunned." Plus, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy refused to say if he would try to cut a deal with Democrats if the GOP conference can't coalesce around a plan to avert a shutdown. Republican Rep. Ken Buck tells Anderson "there's nothing worse than a shutdown" and it's an "embarrassment." To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/29/202341 minutes, 24 seconds
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Trump Organization tries to figure out the future of its business after fraud ruling

Attorneys for former President Trump say the Trump Organization is working on figuring out what yesterday's fraud ruling means for the future of the business and what may need to be dissolved to comply with the judge's decision. A New York judge found Trump and his oldest sons liable for fraud and agreed with New York Attorney General Letitia James that Trump and his businesses overvalued assets by hundreds of millions of dollars. Former Manhattan Chief Assistant District Attorney Karen Friedman Agnifilo tells Anderson Cooper how she interprets the judge's ruling and what she thinks will happen to the Trump Organization. Plus, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, along with his wife Nadine Menendez, pleaded not guilty to charges relating to an alleged bribery conspiracy involving payments in gold bars, hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, a luxury car, and passing sensitive information to the Egyptian government. CNN National Correspondent Jason Carroll gives AC360 a look at who Nadine Menendez is and her alleged involvement.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/28/202341 minutes, 52 seconds
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New York judge finds Trump liable for fraud

A New York judge says former President Trump and his oldest sons are liable for fraud after providing false financial statements for roughly a decade. The judge's decision comes days before the former president and the New York attorney general's office is set to go to court for a civil trial. Trump has argued he didn't inflate the values of his golf courses, hotels and homes at Mar-a-Lago and Seven Springs on financial statements that were repeatedly used in business. Investigative reporter and Syracuse University law professor David Cay Johnston explains to AC360 what this means for the Trump Organization and if they can operate their businesses in New York state. Plus, Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan deal for a short-term spending bill to keep the government funded and avoid a shutdown. There's still no guarantee that it will pass in the Republican majority House, where there are deep divisions. Democratic Rep. Mikie Sherrill tells Anderson Cooper how confident she is that a government shutdown can be avoided. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/27/202347 minutes, 1 second
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McCarthy confronts key decisions as Congress hurtles toward government shutdown

There are just six days before the government runs out of money and House Republicans have yet to rally around a short-term option. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is caught between risking a shutdown to keep his job or cross GOP hardliners and work with Democrats to reach a deal. Democratic Rep. James Clyburn tells Anderson Cooper if he thinks McCarthy will risk his speakership to work with Democrats and keep the government funded. Plus, former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who delivered bombshell testimony to the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, defended what she said under oath in her first TV interview since testifying on Capitol Hill. Former Trump White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah Griffin worked with Hutchinson. She joins AC360 to discuss how important Hutchinson’s testimony was and says, “you need people who are to put what’s right in the country ahead of their own ambition.”To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/26/202341 minutes, 45 seconds
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Sen. Bob Menendez and wife indicted on bribery charges; DOJ seizes gold bars and $500,000

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife are facing corruption-related charges. An unsealed federal indictment reveals the New Jersey senator and his wife, Nadine Arslanian Menendez, are accused of accepting “hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes” in exchange for the senator’s influence. Prosecutors allege the bribes included cash, gold, mortgage payments and a Mercedes. Menendez says he will “not be distracted by baseless allegations” and he’s pushing back on calls for his resignation from some fellow Democrats. Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe tells AC360 he thinks the senator will have a hard time defending himself against this indictment because of the extraordinary detail prosecutors included. Plus, there’s a hurricane watch in effect for parts of eastern North Carolina ahead of Tropical Storm Ophelia’s landfall. CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers joins AC360 for an update on the storm that’s expected to trek up the East Coast. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/23/202342 minutes, 12 seconds
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Government shutdown appears increasingly likely

Sources tell CNN that House Republican leaders are sending their members home for the week as a government shutdown appears increasingly likely. Lawmakers have yet to reach a deal to extend government funding past the critical deadline at the end of the month. House GOP members had planned to work through the weekend to pass a stop-gap bill to fund the government but that strategy is now on hold because of infighting and holdouts within the House Republican conference. Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell tells AC360 it's time for House GOP members to choose "competence over chaos" and keep the government funded. Plus, CNN Senior National Correspondent Ed Lavandera joins AC360 from Eagle Pass, Texas where there's been a surge of migrants crossing the Southern border.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/22/202341 minutes, 18 seconds
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House GOP clashes with Attorney General Merrick Garland over Hunter Biden investigation

During a contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing, Attorney General Merrick Garland forcefully pushed back against accusations from congressional Republicans that the Justice Department has shown political bias in its investigations into Hunter Biden and former President Trump. Garland told committee members he’s “not the president’s lawyer” nor “Congress’s prosecutor.” Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu took part in the hearing. He tells AC360 if he thinks Garland pushed back hard enough on the allegations of political bias. Plus, since 2010 chef José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen team have been on the frontlines of disasters around the world. They've served over 300 million meals in more than 30 countries. Chef Andrés joins AC360 to discuss “The World Central Kitchen Cookbook: Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope.”To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/21/202341 minutes, 43 seconds
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Biden urges the world to stand firm in support of Ukraine

The New York Times is reporting that Molly Michael, a former assistant to Donald Trump, told investigators that the former president instructed her to not tell them about the classified documents he kept at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. According to the Times, she told investigators about the comments when she was interviewed as part of the inquiry into Trump’s handling of sensitive government documents. The Times says the details are from a person briefed on her comments. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper he thinks this is “potentially devastating evidence” and could hurt the former president’s defense. Plus, while speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, President Biden urged the world to stand up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and be firm in their support of President Volodymyr Zelensky and his country. Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton is a veteran and member of the Armed Services Committee. He joins AC360 to discuss why it’s important for the U.S. to continue supporting Ukraine.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/20/202344 minutes, 47 seconds
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Trump acknowledges he was told 2020 election lies were false

Former President Trump admitted that he was told the 2020 election lies were false but continued spewing the false claims to try and overturn the results. In an interview over the weekend, the former president said he didn’t respect his attorneys who told him he had lost the election and instead he “respected many others that said the election was rigged.” Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe tells Anderson Cooper if he thinks Trump undermined his own defense by saying it was his decision to go after the 2020 election results. Plus, CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward gives AC360 an exclusive look at what Wagner’s post-Yevgeny Priogozhin future looks like in the Central African Republic. The former Wagner boss died in a plane crash just two months after he and his mercenaries launched an armed insurrection on Russia. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/19/202341 minutes, 18 seconds
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Special counsel asks judge to limit Trump's public statements in federal election subversion case

Special counsel Jack Smith has asked U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan to limit former President Trump’s public statements in the federal 2020 election interference case against him. A newly released court filing reveals that prosecutors want a court order limiting what the former president can say. Trump responded to the request by calling Smith “deranged.” Former federal prosecutor Elliot Williams tells Anderson Cooper how strong he thinks the special counsel’s argument is and if he thinks the judge will grant the request. Plus, CNN Correspondent Jomana Karadsheh joins AC360 from Derna, Libya to give an update on the catastrophic flooding that hit the country. More than 5,000 people are feared dead and Libya’s United Nations Ambassador expects that number to increase.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/16/202342 minutes, 1 second
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Hunter Biden indicted on multiple gun charges

Hunter Biden was indicted by special counsel David Weiss in connection with a gun he purchased in 2018. President Biden’s son was charged with two counts for alleged false statements he made while purchasing the gun and a third count for possessing the gun while he was addicted to drugs. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper what kind of considerations went into the decision to charge Biden. Plus, CNN Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman gives AC360 an update on the catastrophic flood in Libya where more than 5,000 people are feared dead.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/15/202341 minutes, 22 seconds
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Rep. Pelosi on Speaker McCarthy’s impeachment inquiry into Pres. Biden: “they have nothing”

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sat down for an exclusive interview with Anderson Cooper on current House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s impeachment inquiry into President Biden. She also discusses her own decision to seek re-election at the age of 83 and whether she thinks Vice President Kamala Harris is the best running mate for Biden. Plus, escaped Pennsylvania killer Danilo Cavalcante was taken into custody, ending a nearly two-week manhunt that drew hundreds of law enforcement officials to the area. Franco Rosa is a former roommate of Cavalcante. He tells Anderson Cooper what went through his head when he heard his former roommate had been captured.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/14/202345 minutes, 29 seconds
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McCarthy calls for formal impeachment inquiry into Biden

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is calling on three committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden. McCarthy says “these are allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption” and they “warrant further investigation.” House Republicans have yet to prove allegations the president directly profited off his son’s foreign business deals. Republican Rep. Kevin Buck and Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin both join AC360 to react to McCarthy’s decision. Plus, police say Danelo Cavalcante, the Pennsylvania prison escapee, is “armed and extremely dangerous” after he stole a .22-caliber rifle from a local homeowner, who fired several shots at the fugitive as he fled. CNN Chief Law Enforcement and Intelligence Analyst John Miller tells Anderson Cooper what law enforcement is doing to capture Cavalcante.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/13/202341 minutes, 22 seconds
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Trump asks judge to recuse herself from federal election subversion case

Former President Trump has asked Judge Tanya Chutkan to recuse herself from the federal 2020 election subversion case. In a new court filing, Trump pointed to Chutkan’s previous comments made in cases involving January 6 rioters. Former federal judge Nancy Gertner tells Anderson Cooper the former president’s request is “not surprising.” Plus, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who testified before the grand jury in the Georgia investigation, joins AC360 to discuss whether he supports the longshot legal strategy of using the Fourteenth Amendment to bar the former president from the 2024 ballot. In recent weeks, a growing number of liberal and conservative legal scholars have embraced the idea. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/12/202340 minutes, 51 seconds
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20 Years of Anderson Cooper 360˚

Twenty years ago, Anderson Cooper 360˚ launched. Over the past two decades, Anderson has reported from more than 30 countries and anchored more than 5,000 programs. Tonight, we look back on some of those moments. And a federal judge rejects Mark Meadows' bid to move his Georgia election interference case to federal court. Meadows has filed an appeal. Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe shares his perspective on the case.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/9/202345 minutes, 37 seconds
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Shelter-in-place order issued in the area where prisoner escaped

As the manhunt for a murderer enters its second week, a shelter-in-place order has been issued for a small area in Pennsylvania as police continue their search for Danelo Cavalcante. Brian Todd has the latest on the manhunt. And Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold joins Anderson to talk about the challenge to Donald Trump's election bid in the state. The advocacy group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a lawsuit to keep him from the 2024 Republican primary ballot, citing the 14th Amendment's ban on insurrectionists holding public office.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/8/202340 minutes, 22 seconds
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New video of inmate escaping from PA prison

Newly released video shows how a murder convict escaped from a Pennsylvania prison by climbing between two walls in the prison yard. Danelo Cavalcante has now been on the run for a week. Brian Todd has the latest on the search for the escapee. And former Defense Secretary William Cohen joins Anderson to discuss Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville holding up roughly 300 military nominations, and that now could include general picked to be the nation’s top military officer.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/7/202341 minutes, 39 seconds
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New CNN poll on Presidential race

A new CNN poll shows former President Donald Trump is in a league of his own this fall. According to the poll, 52% of Republican primary voters and GOP-leaning Independents support Trump’s reelection. He’s far ahead of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who’s in second place with 18%. No other candidates are in double figures. One of those other candidates is former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who joins Anderson to talk about the 2024 Presidential race. And in a 360° exclusive, Jomana Karadsheh reports on never-before-seen video of ISIS and their crimes that were recorded when they didn't think they were being recorded. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/6/202345 minutes, 13 seconds
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James Taylor remembers Jimmy Buffett

Singer and songwriter James Taylor remembers his friend Jimmy Buffett who passed away on Friday from an aggressive form of skin cancer. Buffett was 76. And in Pennsylvania, a manhunt continues for an escaped prisoner convicted of murder. CNN senior law enforcement analyst and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe talks about what authorities are doing to catch him.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/5/202342 minutes, 12 seconds
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Giuliani and six others plead not guilty in Georgia election case

There’s new legal maneuvering out of Fulton County, Georgia where Rudy Giuliani and six other co-defendants in the election interference case pleaded not guilty today. One of those alleged co-conspirators, Kenneth Chesebro, also told a judge he wants to sever his case from former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell's. Chesebro and Powell have both asked for a speedy trial that could begin as soon as October. Maggie Haberman tells AC360 the relationship between Giuliani and former President Trump has become strained in recent years. Plus, a CNN exclusive report. New evidence may connect the infamous BTK serial killer to at least one additional victim. CNN's Jean Casarez speaks with the killer's daughter and gains exclusive access to his journal entries and drawings.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/2/202342 minutes, 30 seconds
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Trump pleads not guilty in Georgia election interference case

Former President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty in the sprawling Fulton County election interference case, waiving his right to an in-person arraignment next week. Trump is also seeking to have his case severed from his codefendants who have requested a speedy trial that could begin as soon as October. Former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Michael Moore and former Manhattan Chief Assistant DA Karen Friedman Agnifilo join AC360 to discuss the latest developments, as well as the question of whether former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will succeed in his own efforts to have his portion of the Fulton County case moved to federal court. Plus, CNN Correspondent Brian Todd reports from Perry, Florida where the community is working to rebuild after Hurricane Idalia battered the region earlier this week. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/1/202341 minutes, 54 seconds
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Hurricane Idalia slams into Florida and Georgia

A once-Category 4 hurricane, Tropical Storm Idalia is now lashing parts of Georgia and the Carolinas with heavy rain and wind. Idalia made landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast as a powerful Category 3 storm and was the strongest storm to hit in the Big Bend region, the nook between the Florida panhandle and peninsula, in more than 125 years. Chase Norwood’s family owns Sea Hag Marina in Steinhatchee, Florida, where water levels rose more than nine feet in two hours, reaching record levels. They decided to stay to protect their business. He joins AC360 to give an update on the damage to the marina. Plus, Michael Bobbitt decided to ride out the hurricane in Cedar Key, Florida. He shares how his community is doing.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/31/202342 minutes, 11 seconds
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Hurricane Idalia intensifies, on track to hit Florida as Category 3 storm

Hurricane Idalia is a Category 2 storm but is strengthening and expected to intensify to a Category 3 before it makes landfall. Officials are urging Floridians to evacuate as Idalia's storm surge could reach once-in-a-lifetime levels. Tampa Police Chief Lee Bercaw tells AC360 what the biggest concern is for the city. Plus, Michael Bobbitt lives in Cedar Key, Florida and is riding out the storm there. He joins to explain why he decided to stay and what his plan is, if things go wrong.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/30/202341 minutes, 57 seconds
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Judge sets date for Trump DC federal election subversion trial

Federal Judge Tanya Chutkan set former President Trump’s trial for his alleged role in trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election for March 4, 2024. The date is just one day before Super Tuesday, when voters in more than a dozen states will go to the polls. CNN Legal Analyst Carrie Cordero joins AC360 to discuss the judge’s trial date decision. Plus, CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers on where Tropical Storm Idalia is headed and when it’s expected to become a hurricane.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/29/202341 minutes, 35 seconds
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Trump co-defendant Harrison Floyd will remain in jail after judge said she won’t issue bond today

Former President Trump and his 18 co-defendants have all surrendered at the Fulton County jail before the noon deadline. One co-defendant, Harrison Floyd, was denied bond will remain in jail. Judge Emily Richardson told him that she wouldn’t be setting bond because Floyd had already been indicted and assigned to another judge who would address bond moving forward. The former president is accused of being the head of a “criminal enterprise” that was a broad conspiracy to reverse the 2020 election. Former Georgia State Senator Jen Jordan testified before the Fulton County grand jury in this investigation. She joins AC360 to discuss what’s next for Trump and his co-defendants. Plus, CNN Reporter Alayna Treene is in Bedminster, New Jersey, near the former President’s golf club to give an update on his mood following his fourth arrest and the release of his mug shot. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/26/202342 minutes, 48 seconds
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Update for August 24, 2023

There is no new episode of the Anderson Cooper 360 showcast. If you haven’t already, please check out CNN’s other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/25/202317 seconds
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Giuliani doubles down on his actions after 2020 election while surrendering in Georgia

Three of former President Trump’s key election lawyers surrendered to Fulton County authorities after being indicted on charges relating to their alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Rudy Giuliani was charged with 13 crimes and Sidney Powell faces seven state crimes. Jenna Ellis was charged with two state crimes. Trump is expected to turn himself in Thursday after agreeing to a $200,000 bond. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper Giuliani’s downfall is a “tragic, Shakespearean fall” but it’s all “his own doing.” Plus, the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency says Yevgeny Prigozhin, the chief of the mercenary group Wagner, was on board a plane that crashed. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward joins AC360 to discuss the Wagner group, that she’s been reporting on for years.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/24/202341 minutes, 56 seconds
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Mark Meadows asks for court order to avoid arrest in Georgia

Former president’s ex-chief of staff Mark Meadows has asked for an emergency court order that would prevent District Attorney Fani Willis from arresting him if he doesn’t surrender to the Fulton County jail by the Friday deadline. Meadows is one of the 19 co-defendants that were indicted, along with the former president. Trump is accused of being the head of a “criminal enterprise” that was part of a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper how this Georgia indictment could complicate things if Meadows is cooperating with special counsel Jack Smith’s election interference investigation. Plus, CNN Political Commentator Van Jones and former Republican political consultant Stuart Stevens join AC360 to discuss the first GOP primary debate.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/23/202341 minutes, 42 seconds
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Sources: Trump plans to surrender Thursday in Georgia

Sources tell CNN that former President Trump plans to turn himself in Thursday at the Fulton County jail after negotiations with the district attorney’s office over his consent bond and release conditions. Trump is accused of being the head of a “criminal enterprise” that was part of a broad criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election. Michael Moore is a former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. He tells Anderson Cooper about the possible security concerns surrounding the former President turning himself in. Plus, President Biden traveled to fire-ravaged Maui as the search continues for more than 800 people. CNN Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir joins AC360 from Lahaina, Hawaii to discuss how the President was received by the locals.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/22/202342 minutes
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Trump expected to skip debate and do interview with Tucker Carlson instead

Sources tell CNN that former President Trump is planning to skip the first Republican presidential debate and instead do an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The debate falls in the same week that Trump will turn himself in to the Fulton County jail after being indicted for a fourth time, this time in Georgia. Conservative lawyer George Conway tells Anderson Cooper if he thinks the former President skipping the debate is a good idea for his campaign and legal troubles. Plus, CNN Chief Climate Correspondent joins AC360 from Lahaina, Hawaii where the search efforts continue. At least 111 people have died from the wildfires in Maui and there’s a possibility of more than 1,000 are still missing.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/19/202341 minutes, 24 seconds
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Trump reacts to Georgia indictment: “I have four of them now”

Former President Trump reacted to the Georgia indictment calling it a “witch hunt” and a “horrible thing for the country.” The indictment accuses him of being the head of a “criminal enterprise” to overturn the 2020 election. 34-year-old Judge Scott McAfee is assigned to the case and just became a Fulton County Superior Court judge back in February. Former federal judge Shira Scheindlin tells Anderson Cooper how she thinks Judge McAfee will handle this complex and high-profile trial. Plus, the death toll from the Maui wildfires has risen to at least 111 people with the possibility of 1,000 still missing. CNN Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir joins AC360 from Kihei, Hawaii where the search and rescue efforts continue.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/18/202344 minutes, 14 seconds
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Georgia DA wants Trump’s trial to start the day before Super Tuesday

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis wants former President Trump’s trial to start on March 4, 2024, just one day before the Super Tuesday primary contests. According to the court filing, Willis also asked the judge to schedule arraignments for the defendants for the week of September 5th and says these proposed dates “do not conflict” with Trump’s other criminal cases. Former Democratic Georgia state senator Jen Jordan was a witness before the grand jury in Willis’ probe. She tells Anderson Cooper what it was like testifying in front of the jurors. Plus, the Hawaii governor said in a news conference tonight that the death toll from the wildfires has risen to at least 110. Earlier, he told CNN there are “probably still over 1,000 missing.” President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Maui on Monday to meet with first responders and survivors along with federal, state, and local officials. CNN Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir joins AC360 from Lahaina, Hawaii to give the latest on the search and rescue efforts. He also shows how the fire threat remains. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/17/202341 minutes, 29 seconds
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Giuliani struggling under massive legal bills after defending Trump

Rudy Giuliani is staring down hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills and sanctions amid numerous lawsuits because of his work for former President Donald Trump after the 2020 election. Former Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who is well-acquainted with Giuliani and has investigated Donald Trump, joins Anderson to give his perspective on the legal bills and latest indictment news. And, a CNN exclusive from Nick Paton Walsh, who got access to video from a remote-controlled Ukrainian sea drone just before it hit a vital bridge linking Russia to occupied Crimea last month.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/16/202341 minutes, 57 seconds
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GA courtroom remains open past closing time as potential Trump indictment looms

All eyes are on the Atlanta courthouse where a grand jury is still in session, deliberating over whether former President Trump will be receive his fourth criminal indictment for his alleged efforts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. An incredible tale of survival out of Hawaii where the death toll has risen to 99 after historic wildfires swept through Maui. 19-year-old Noah Tomkinson spent hours in the ocean water with his younger brother and mother after they were unable to safely evacuate from the fire. He and his father, David Tomkinson, join Anderson to share a chilling video he captured during the fire. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/15/202338 minutes, 4 seconds
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Maui wildfires death toll rises to at least 67

The death toll from the wildfires on Maui rose again, to 67, and officials say the fires are still not contained. CNN's Bill Weir is in Maui and saw the devastation today. And behind every house and storefront burned, there's a story. Iconic artist Ruby Mazur, best known for the first mouth and tongue ever created for the Rolling Stones, which was prominently featured on the "Tumbling Dice" record sleeve back in 1971, was about to open a new gallery on Front Street in Lahaina. 100 of his paintings were destroyed. He talks about his loss.Guests: Bill Weir, Ruby MazurAirdate: August 11, 2023      To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/12/202342 minutes, 39 seconds
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Maui wildfires death toll rises to at least 53

The wildfires scorching Maui are now 80% contained and the full extent of the devastation is now being discovered. CNN's Bill Weir was one of the first journalists to get to Lahaina to access the damage. Also, Tiffany Winn’s Lahaina business was destroyed by the flames. She describes what she found when she returned to the town. And in politics, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis fired state attorney Monique Worrell on Wednesday, saying in an executive order that the Orlando-area prosecutor didn't pursue mandatory sentences for gun crimes and drug trafficking. He also claimed that showed "neglect of duty and incompetence." Worrell joins AC360° and says the governor is “pushing false narratives” and “weaponizing” the Florida constitution.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/11/202343 minutes, 23 seconds
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At least 6 people dead in catastrophic Maui wildfires

Officials say at least 6 people have died in the “unprecedented” wildfires that are raging through Hawaii’s Big Island and Maui. Hawaii Gov. Josh Green says much of Lahaina, the historic whaling village and tourism hotspot on Maui, is destroyed. Hurricane Dora and high pressure over the northern Pacific have created high winds that are moving westward. Kelly Bryce is a charter boat captain who was asked by the Coast Guard to help with the rescue efforts. He joins AC360 to describe what he’s been seeing and hearing while helping people to safety. Plus, FBI agents shot and killed a Utah man while attempting to arrest him for allegedly making threats against President Biden ahead of his visit to the state. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells AC360 this was a “very logical investigation” of somebody who was escalating his threats that could end in potential violence.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/10/202346 minutes, 12 seconds
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Trump rails against indictments at New Hampshire event and calls charges against him “bullsh*t”

During a speech in New Hampshire, former President Trump attacked special counsel Jack Smith, calling the criminal investigation into the 2020 election interference “ridiculous,” and claimed it is targeting his First Amendment rights. Trump also suggested he wouldn’t be able to campaign because of the charges since he’d be sitting in a courtroom on “bullsh*t.” CNN National Correspondent Kristen Holmes joins AC360 from New Hampshire where she heard the former president talk about possibly being indicted in yet another case, Fulton County, Georgia’s investigation into election interference. Plus, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the counteroffensive hasn’t been easy and is “happening probably slower” than some had hoped. CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto tells Anderson Cooper what his sources are saying about Ukraine’s chances in the war against Russia.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/9/202341 minutes, 58 seconds
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Trump argues against more restrictive rules over evidence in 2020 election interference case

Former President Trump’s lawyers claim special counsel Jack Smith and his team are on a politically motivated campaign to restrict his First Amendment rights. Prosecutors have proposed a more restrictive protective order over evidence in the criminal election interference case, pointing to Trump’s public statements. The Trump team wants narrower rules over what he can do with evidence he is given. Republican presidential candidate and Trump critic Chris Christie joins AC360 to discuss the former president’s most recent indictment. Plus, CNN Senior National Correspondent Kyung Lah looks at the surging crime in Oakland, California and what local officials are doing to help stop it.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/8/202341 minutes, 39 seconds
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Trump pleads not guilty twice in 24 hours with plea to new charges in classified documents case

Former President Trump pleaded not guilty to the new charges special counsel Jack Smith brought against him in the Mar-a-Lago documents case. This is the second time in 24 hours that he entered a not guilty plea. Just yesterday, the former President was arraigned in Washington, DC in the special counsel’s separate investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Former Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love joins AC360 to discuss the GOP’s response to Trump’s indictments and legal woes. Plus, seven-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles is returning to competition two years after she surprised fans and withdrew from five event finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. CNN Contributor and Hall of Fame Broadcaster Bob Costas tells AC360 how exciting Biles’ return is for the sports world.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/5/202342 minutes, 5 seconds
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Trump appears in court for third indictment, pleads not guilty

Former President Trump appeared in court for his third indictment and pleaded not guilty to four criminal charges related to his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election that he lost to now-President Joe Biden. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for August 28, just five days after the first Republican presidential primary debate. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez tells Anderson Cooper that based on the allegations special counsel Jack Smith laid out in the indictment, he also would have brought this case. Plus, Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a member of the House select committee that investigated the January 6 attack on the Capitol, joins AC360 to react to the former President’s court appearance.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/4/202350 minutes, 23 seconds
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Trump to be arraigned Thursday at DC federal courthouse

Former President Trump will be arrested and arraigned tomorrow at a Washington, DC federal courthouse after being indicted on four criminal charges by a grand jury in special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into attempts to overturn the 2020 election. Prosecutors allege that the former president “was determined to remain in power” after losing the election. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper what is expected to happen in court tomorrow. Plus, former Trump National Security Adviser John Bolton joins AC360 to react to the indictment.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/3/202341 minutes, 49 seconds
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Anderson Cooper 360 Update for August 1, 2023

There is no new episode of the Anderson Cooper 360 showcast. If you haven’t already, please check out CNN’s other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/2/202317 seconds
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Mar-a-Lago property manager makes first court appearance

The newest co-defendant in the special counsel’s criminal case against former President Trump and his staff over their alleged mishandling of classified information made his first court appearance. Carlos De Oliveira, the Mar-a-Lago property manager, was indicted by a grand jury on four charges last week and was released on $100,000 bond pending trial. Trump and his aide Walt Nauta have already pleaded not guilty in the case after being indicted in June. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper if there’s still time for De Oliveira to cooperate with Jack Smith’s investigators. Plus, in a New York Times/Siena College poll of the likely Republican primary electorate, the former president is dominating his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination. New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu joins AC360 to discuss who he thinks has the best chance at challenging Trump.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/1/202341 minutes, 11 seconds
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Trump claimed classified doc discussed on tape isn’t real, but he still returned it to the National Archives

Sources tell CNN the Top Secret document that former President Trump was heard discussing at a 2021 meeting at his New Jersey golf club was returned to the National Archives in January 2022 despite the former President saying it didn’t exist. Trump was charged with retaining the classified document as part of the superseding indictment. Conservative lawyer George Conway joins AC360 to discuss the new details in the indictment. Plus, for the last 29 consecutive days, temperatures in Phoenix, Arizona have hit above 110 degrees. Some pavement temperatures have reached 180 degrees, which could cause a deep burn if someone fell and landed on the hot surface. Dr. Kevin Foster is the director of the Arizona Burn Center at Valleywise Health. He tells Anderson Cooper what heat-related issues they’ve seen. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/29/202342 minutes, 21 seconds
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More charges brought against Trump in classified documents case

Special counsel Jack Smith has brought additional charges against former President Trump in the classified documents case. Court documents show that Trump is being charged with an additional count of willful retention of national defense information and two additional obstruction counts related to alleged attempts to delete surveillance video footage at Mar-a-Lago Club last summer. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe joins AC360 to break down the new charges and what it means for the investigation. Plus, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff managed the then-president’s first impeachment trial and was a member of the House select committee that investigated the January 6 attack against the U.S. Capitol. He tells Anderson Cooper how problematic he thinks this new indictment is for Trump.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/28/202352 minutes, 54 seconds
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Hunter Biden hearing ends with judge unable to accept plea deal

The plea deal between the Justice Department and Hunter Biden is on hold after a judge said she “cannot accept the plea agreement today.” District Judge Maryellen Noreika said she had “concerns” with the deal. The president’s son had agreed to plead guilty to two tax misdemeanors with prosecutors saying they’d recommend a sentence of probation. The deal was also meant to resolve a federal firearms offense. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper whether he thinks the judge made the right call. Plus, CNN’s Randi Kaye remembers the life and legacy of Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor, who died at 56. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/27/202343 minutes, 20 seconds
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Former U.S. Marine who was released by Russia in prisoner swap injured while fighting in Ukraine

Sources tell CNN that Trevor Reed, the former U.S. Marine who was wrongfully detained in Russia for nearly three years before being released in a prisoner swap, was injured in Ukraine and is being treated at a hospital in Germany. CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto tells Anderson Cooper what he’s hearing about how and why Reed ended up in Ukraine. Plus, LeBron James’ eldest son, Bronny, suffered a cardiac arrest while practicing at the University of Southern California. He is in stable condition and out of the ICU. Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim coached LeBron during the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. The former Syracuse coach joins AC360 to discuss the physical toll the game can have on athletes and the bond between Bronny and his dad.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/26/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Special counsel scrutinizing February 2020 meeting where Trump praised U.S. election security protections

Sources tell CNN that special counsel Jack Smith and his team of investigators are looking closely at a February 2020 meeting in the Oval Office where then-President Trump praised improvements to the security of U.S. elections, including his administration’s work to expand the use of paper ballots and support security audits of vote tallies. These details contradict the voter-fraud conspiracy theories Trump spread publicly. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper why this meeting would interest Smith and how it could help his case against the former President. Plus, CNN Senior Data Reporter Harry Enten joins AC360 to break down one of the biggest weekends at the box office and declares who the winner was, “Barbie” or “Oppenheimer.”To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/25/202341 minutes, 36 seconds
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Judge sets May 2024 trial date for Donald Trump in documents case

The federal judge presiding over former President Trump’s classified documents case has scheduled his trial for May 2024. That’s months after the December request by special counsel Jack Smith. If that May timeline holds, the trial would fall deep in the 2024 race for the White House and would be during multiple Republican presidential primaries. Journalists and authors Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein join AC360 to discuss the effect a trial during an election year could have on the race and the other ongoing Trump investigations. Plus, singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban tells AC360 about working with the legendary Tony Bennett, who died at the age of 96.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/22/202341 minutes, 48 seconds
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Special counsel continues to schedule witness interviews even as potential Trump indictment looms

Investigators with special counsel Jack Smith’s team are expected to talk to additional witnesses over the next several weeks in their election interference probe as a potential third indictment for the former President Trump looms. One of those witnesses is expected to be a former attorney for Trump. The former president was told by the special counsel that he is a target in the investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election. CNN Chief Correspondent Kaitlan Collins tells Anderson Cooper who testified today and why they are an important witness. Plus, a source tells CNN that authorities in the Gilgo Beach serial killings case are working with the theory that the suspect, 59-year-old Rex Heuermann, murdered the victims inside his Long Island home. John Miller is the former NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism. He joins AC360 to discuss the investigation and the continued search for evidence.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/21/202341 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sources: Trump team seeks info on evidence and witnesses after special counsel target letter

Sources tell CNN that former President Trump’s team of lawyers and advisers are trying to find out if there is any evidence or witnesses they don’t know about that are bolstering special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into the efforts to overturn the 2020 election. The former president said he received a target letter from Smith over the weekend. CNN Chief Correspondent Kaitlan Collins tells Anderson Cooper if the Trump team has responded to the target letter yet. Plus, former Arkansas governor and current candidate for the Republican presidential nomination Asa Hutchinson joins AC360 to discuss whether he thinks the Justice Department has been weaponized against the former President with another potential indictment possible.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/20/202343 minutes, 24 seconds
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Trump says he’s the target of the special counsel’s probe into the 2020 election aftermath

Former President Trump says he’s been informed by special counsel Jack Smith’s office that he is the target of the criminal investigation into the attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, a sign he could be charged soon. The former President has already been indicted twice, in a New York hush money case and in Smith's probe into Trump's mishandling of classified documents. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper whether he thinks the special counsel or the Department of Justice would send a target letter if they didn’t believe they had a strong case. Plus, state prosecutors in Michigan charged the 16 Republicans who served as fake electors in 2020. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson joins AC360 to react to the charges.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/19/202345 minutes, 23 seconds
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Manchin refuses to rule out third party presidential campaign

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin defended his flirtation with a third-party presidential campaign saying he had no plans to play “spoiler” in the 2024 election. Manchin spoke at a No Labels forum in New Hampshire with former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a Republican, who told reporters after that any talk of a Manchin-Huntsman ticket was premature and a distraction. Cornel West is running for President as a Green Party candidate. He tells Anderson Cooper if he’s concerned about a third-party candidate siphoning votes away and potentially leading to another four years of former President Trump in the White House. Plus, CNN’s Alex Marquardt joins AC360 from Odesa, Ukraine where Russia is retaliating for the naval drone attack on its bridge to Crimea 24 hours earlier. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/18/202345 minutes, 41 seconds
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Serial Killer Caught?

Rex Heuermann, a New York architect, pleaded not guilty Friday to six counts of murder in connection with the deaths of three of the four women known as the "Gilgo Four". The charges relate to the deaths of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, and Amber Costello. A fourth woman, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, was found in the same spot, alongside the other victims, and authorities say Heuermann is also the prime suspect in her death. Their bodies were all found near Gilgo Beach on Long Island’s South Shore back in December 2010. After Heuermann’s court appearance, he was remanded without bail. He has been charged with three counts of murder in the first degree and three counts of murder in the second degree, according to an indictment filed in the case. Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney talks with Anderson about the investigation and former FBI Senior profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole shares what stands out about this suspect. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/15/202342 minutes, 11 seconds
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Special counsel rips apart Trump’s plea to delay Mar-a-Lago classified documents trial

Special counsel Jack Smith told a federal judge Thursday that there was no reason to postpone scheduling a trial date in the classified documents case against Donald Trump, in a court filing that aggressively rejected the reasons the former president and his co-defendant gave for why the trial should be delayed. Tim Parlatore, a former member of the former president's legal team, joins Anderson. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/14/202344 minutes, 36 seconds
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One-on-one with Chris Christie

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former Trump ally who launched his presidential bid in June, has made it his mission to sharply attack Trump. Christie told Anderson he has reached the number of donors that the Republican National Committee requires candidates to meet in order to make the first GOP primary debate stage in August. Christie also weighed in on how FBI Director Christopher Wray, who he recommended for the job, did at a congressional hearing today.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/13/202346 minutes, 40 seconds
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Trying to run out the clock

Former Pres. Trump is trying to run out the clock in the classified documents case. A court filing shows attorneys for him and his co-defendant Walt Nauta are asking a federal judge to delay the case. They argue the former president can’t be tried until after the 2024 election. Special counsel Jack Smith wants a December trial. Anderson talks to Rep. Daniel Goldman, who before running for office was part of the Democratic counsel during the former president’s impeachment inquiry. And Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama finally condemned White nationalists, telling reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday that “White nationalists are racists,” after previously refusing to denounce them. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a wounded combat veteran and Democratic senator from Illinois, discusses Tuberville's comments and how he has been blocking military nominations in the Senate as part of a protest of Pentagon reproductive health policies.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/12/202341 minutes, 54 seconds
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Hidden details on Putin's secret train

Paperwork and photographs obtained exclusively by the London-based Russian investigations group the Dossier Center, and shared with CNN, and other news outlets, reveal details the Kremlin shrouds from public view. The fact that Putin uses a train is well known. The Kremlin itself has released images of meetings held on board, in an ornately decorated boardroom. The contents of the train’s other 20-odd cars, however, have been a closely guarded state secret. CNN's Matthew Chance has details on Putin's secret train. And President Biden met with the United Kingdom's King Charles today but did he follow proper royal protocol? Anderson and CNN Royal Commentator Sally Bedell Smith discuss the historic visit.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/11/202341 minutes, 40 seconds
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Special counsel prosecutors question witnesses about chaotic oval office meeting after Trump lost 2020 election

Special counsel Jack Smith and his investigators have a signaled a continued interest on a chaotic Oval Office meeting after then-President Trump lost the 2020 election and his allies allegedly schemed about ways to keep him in power over objections to White House counsel. Former National Security Adviser John Bolton wasn’t in the room for that meeting but is familiar with the players, including the former President. He joins AC360 to react to the CNN exclusive reporting. Plus, Casey DeSantis hit the campaign trail for her first solo event in Iowa for her husband, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is hoping to win the 2024 Republican nomination for President. CNN National Correspondent Kristen Holmes tells Anderson Cooper how Casey DeSantis plans to build her brand.Guests: John Bolton, Kristen HolmesAirdate: July 7, 2023To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/8/202342 minutes, 10 seconds
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Sources: Special counsel prosecutors question witnesses about chaotic Oval Office meeting after Trump lost the 2020 election

Special counsel Jack Smith and his investigators have a signaled a continued interest on a chaotic Oval Office after then-President Trump lost the 2020 election and his allies allegedly schemed about ways to keep him in power over objections to White House counsel. Sources tell CNN that investigators have asked several witnesses before the grand jury and during interviews about that meeting. CNN Chief Correspondent Kaitlan Collins joins AC360 to discuss some of people they spoke with, who else was there, and why investigators want to learn more. Plus, the Secret Service’s investigation into the bag of cocaine found in the West Wing is expected to conclude early next week, regardless of whether a suspect is identified. Former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wackrow tells Anderson Cooper why this type of investigation is “complicated on a few different levels.”Guests: Kaitlan Collins, Jonathan WackrowAirdate: July 6, 2023   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/7/202342 minutes, 13 seconds
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Prosecutors: Man went to Obama’s DC neighborhood after Trump social media post

Federal prosecutors say the man arrested with firearms went to former President Obama’s Washington, DC neighborhood after he saw former President Trump’s post on social media what he claimed to be the Obamas’ address. Taylor Taranto already had an open warrant for his arrest related to riot charges connected to the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol. CNN Chief Law Enforcement and Intelligence Analyst John Miller tells Anderson Cooper how multiple law enforcement agencies were able to work together to find and arrest Taranto. Plus, a shark was seen swimming near the shore of a crowded Florida beach over the July 4th holiday weekend. And shark patrols are being increased on Long Island, New York, after five people may have been bitten by sharks in 24 hours. CNN Senior Data Reporter Harry Enten joins AC360 to discuss what the data says about shark attacks and sightings. Guests: John Miller, Harry Enten Airdate: July 5, 2023To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/6/202341 minutes, 54 seconds
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Anderson Cooper 360 Update for July 4, 2023

There is no new episode of the Anderson Cooper 360 showcast. If you haven’t already, please check out CNN’s other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/5/202317 seconds
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Israeli forces launch biggest military operation in West Bank in more than 20 years

Israeli forces launched its largest military operation in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin in more than 20 years, killing at least eight people and injuring about 100 others, according to Palestinian officials. The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement it launched the ongoing “extensive counterterrorism effort in the area of the city of Jenin and the Jenin Camp,” striking “terrorist infrastructure.” CNN's Hadas Gold is in Jerusalem with the latest. And competitive eating champion, Joey Chestnut, is going for his 16th win at Nathan's famous hot dog eating contest on the 4th of July. He joins us before the big competition to talk about how he prepares and whether he thinks he can set a world record.Guests: Hadas Gold, Joey ChestnutAirdate: July 3, 2023      To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/4/202342 minutes, 26 seconds
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Biden: Supreme Court decision on student loans “wrong”

President Biden called the Supreme Court’s decision on student loans “wrong” and said he will “stop at nothing” to find student aid relief. The Supreme Court struck down his student loan forgiveness program, blocking millions of borrowers from receiving up to $20,000 in federal student debt relief, just months before student loan payments are set to restart after a yearslong pause. NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg joins AC360 to discuss the high court and its recent decisions. Plus, hundreds of sea lions and dolphins have washed up dead or sick in California. CNN Senior National Correspondent David Culver tells AC360 the likely culprit. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/1/202341 minutes, 56 seconds
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Supreme Court guts affirmative action in college admissions

The Supreme Court overturned the long-standing precedent that has benefited Black and Latino students in higher education by saying it’s unlawful for colleges and universities to take race into consideration as a specific factor for admissions. CNN Senior Supreme Court Analyst Joan Biskupic was in the courtroom when the opinions were read. She tells AC360 what the mood was like among the justices and if there was any tension between them. Plus, the U.S. Coast Guard says “presumed human remains” were found with the debris and evidence that was recovered from the sea floor where the wreckage of the Titan submersible was found. CNN Correspondent Paula Newton joins AC360 to give an update on how much of the sub has been recovered and what’s next with the investigation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/30/202344 minutes, 2 seconds
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Trump claims he wasn’t showing off classified documents and says holding up papers “was bravado”

Former President Trump told Semafor and ABC News he has “no regrets” and claims he “didn’t have a classified document” despite CNN obtaining the audio recording of the 2021 meeting in Bedminster, New Jersey where Trump discusses holding secret documents he did not declassify. The former president called his words caught on tape “bravado.” Legendary journalists and authors Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein join AC360 to discuss the recording and how they think the Republican Party should address it. Plus, Madonna is recovering after contracting a “serious bacterial infection” that led to several days in the ICU. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen tells Anderson Cooper how common those infections are and how they’re treated.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/29/202341 minutes, 41 seconds
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Trump on audio obtained by CNN: “I did nothing wrong”

Former President Trump insisted he did “nothing wrong” when asked about the audio recording CNN exclusively obtained of the 2021 meeting in Bedminster, New Jersey, where President Trump discusses holding secret documents he did not declassify. Trump claimed what he said was “absolutely fine and very perfectly.” Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper whether he thinks Jack Smith has a strong case against the former President. Plus, CNN National Correspondent Kristen Holmes joins AC360 from New Hampshire where Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis traded jabs on the campaign trail.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/28/202341 minutes, 15 seconds
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CNN obtains the tape of Trump's 2021 conversation about classified documents

CNN has exclusively obtained the audio recording of the 2021 meeting in Bedminster, New Jersey, where President Trump discusses holding secret documents he did not declassify. The recording includes new details from the conversation that is a critical piece of evidence in special counsel Jack Smith's indictment of Trump over the mishandling of classified information, including a moment when Trump seems to indicate he was holding a secret Pentagon document with plans to attack Iran. Conservative attorney George Conway tells Anderson Cooper that the audio is “stunning” and that the former President has “no respect for the country.” Plus, following the insurrection launched by the Wagner Group over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that "the armed rebellion would have been suppressed anyway.” The New Yorker’s David Remnick joins AC360 to discuss Putin’s reaction to the insurrection.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/27/202346 minutes, 26 seconds
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Russian generals accuse Wagner leader of attempting coup

Armored vehicles are on the streets of Moscow after Russia’s FSB security service accused Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin of calling for an “armed rebellion.” Prigozhin is accusing Russia’s military of deliberately striking and killing a “huge amount” of his paramilitary forces. According to sources, White House officials are closely monitoring the situation and the potential power struggle.  Plus, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board announced it is launching a probe into the doomed expedition which resulted in the death of all five passengers on board a submersible heading down to the site of the Titanic.  Anderson in Canada as experts detail “large red flags” in the submersible’s design materials. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/24/202347 minutes, 20 seconds
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U.S. Coast Guard: Titanic-bound submersible suffered “catastrophic implosion”

The U.S Coast Guard says the Titanic-bound submersible that went missing with five people on board suffered a “catastrophic implosion” ultimately killing everyone. Search crews located “five different major pieces of debris" identified from the Titan submersible. James Cameron was the director of the iconic “Titanic” film and has traveled down to the wreckage more than 30 times. He tells Anderson Cooper what he thinks happened to the vessel. Plus, retired Navy physician and current Florida International University professor Dr. Aileen Marty joins AC360 to discuss if the bodies of the five passengers will ever be recovered.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/23/202349 minutes, 6 seconds
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Additional vessels join search after more noises heard

The massive search operation continues for the submersible that went missing Sunday as officials fear there’s less than a day’s worth of oxygen for the five people onboard. The U.S. Coast Guard said this is still a “search and rescue mission” and they are unsure whether the banging noises picked up by sonar are from the missing sub. Josh Gates is the host of Expedition Unknown on Discovery and did a test dive on the same submersible that’s missing. He tells Anderson Cooper it’s “haunting” to know the same sub he spent time in, is still missing. Plus, the House voted to censure Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, a key lawmaker in Democrats’ congressional investigations into former President Trump during his presidency. Rep. Schiff joins AC360 to respond to the censure vote.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/22/202342 minutes, 3 seconds
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Missing Titanic sub search continues as air supply onboard dwindles

A massive search operation continues to find the submersible with five people onboard that went missing on a trip to view the Titanic wreckage that sits at the bottom of the ocean nearly 13,000 feet underwater southeast of Newfoundland, Canada. The U.S. Coast Guard says they are working “around the clock” to try and find the missing sub. Per Wimmer is a self-described adventurer who has been involved with two missions attempting to reach the Titanic. He tells Anderson Cooper what he thinks may have happened to the submersible and says “time is the enemy” for those onboard. Plus, Hunter Biden is expected to plead guilty to federal tax changes and struck a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve a felony gun charge. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig joins AC360 to discuss whether or not the President’s son got a “sweetheart deal.”To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/21/202340 minutes, 18 seconds
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Anderson Cooper 360 Update for June 19, 2023

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6/20/202317 seconds
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CNN exclusive: testimonies detail atrocities by Wagner-backed militia in Sudan

Sudanese rights organizations say atrocities are being committed in Darfur and CNN has uncovered evidence that the Russian mercenary group Wagner is complicit, continuing to support Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary throughout the months of fighting despite calls by the U.S and others for support to cease. In an exclusive investigation, CNN uncovered the Russian supply lines prolonging the conflict between the RSF and Sudan's armed forces that has displaced around two-million people since mid-April and pushed the country further into a humanitarian crisis. The RSF denies links to Wagner and any involvement in mass rape. As part of this investigation, CNN verified and corroborated incidents of rape perpetrated by the RSF, including one which was captured on video. We warn you the content is graphic and disturbing. CNN’s Nima Elbagir has the story. And, in 2000 and 2016, some Democrats feared Green Party candidates took enough votes from the Democratic nominees to swing the election. Could it happen in 2024? Dr. Cornel West announced he’s now running for the Green Party nomination. He joined the program to talk about his run. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/17/202340 minutes, 46 seconds
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Judge Cannon jumpstarts oversight of Trump classified documents case with order on security clearances

The U.S. District judge who will oversee the trial of former President Trump issued her first order since he pleaded not guilty to 37 charges related to alleged mishandling of classified documents. Judge Aileen Cannon gave “all attorneys of record and forthcoming attorneys of record” a Friday deadline for getting in touch with the Justice Department’s litigation security group so that they can expedite “the necessary clearance process.” Former federal prosecutor Nick Akerman tells AC360 why he thinks the concerns about Judge Cannon’s impartiality are overblown. Plus, former Senior Adviser to Pres. Obama David Axelrod sat down with his former boss on his “Axe Files” podcast to talk about the state of the Republican party and race in America.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/16/202342 minutes, 30 seconds
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Garland defends special counsel Smith and directs questions about Trump's federal indictment to court filings

Attorney General Merrick Garland defended special counsel Jack Smith following the Justice Department’s indictment of former President Trump over his handling of classified documents. After his arraignment, Trump slammed the indictment and investigation calling it a “heinous abuse of power.” Former Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan joins AC360 to discuss his party’s reaction to the former President’s arrest and arraignment. Plus, CNN National Correspondent Gary Tuchman gives AC360 an update on the four children who survived in the dense Amazon jungle for more than a month after their plane crashed on May 1.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/15/202342 minutes, 3 seconds
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Trump pleads not guilty to mishandling classified intelligence documents

Former President Trump pleaded not guilty in a Miami, Florida federal courthouse to 37 charges relating to his alleged mishandling of classified documents. During the hearing, Trump had a scowl on his face while he sat hunched over with his arms crossed. Former federal prosecutor and CNN Chief Legal Analyst Laura Coates tells Anderson Cooper if today’s arraignment went as she expected. Plus, journalist and author Carl Bernstein joins AC360 to discuss this historical day that saw Trump become the first former President to be arraigned in a federal court and the first to face federal charges.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/14/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 59 seconds
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CNN Republican Presidential Town Hall with Chris Christie

Anderson Cooper moderates a CNN Republican Presidential Town Hall with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie from New York.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/13/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 19 seconds
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Federal indictment against Trump unsealed in classified docs case

An historic 49-page federal indictment against former President Trump was unsealed this afternoon. Trump faces a total of 37 counts, including 31 counts of willful retention of national defense information. One of his 2024 rivals in the Republican presidential race, former federal prosecutor and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, gives his thoughts on the indictment. And Democratic Washington State Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, weighs in the federal case.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/10/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 36 seconds
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Sources: Donald Trump Indicted in Classified Documents Probe

Former President Donald Trump has been indicted in the special counsel’s classified documents probe, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. This unprecedented moment in history follows a lengthy investigation into Trump's handling of classified documents after he left the White House, as well as possible obstruction of the investigation and government efforts to retrieve the material. Trump has been charged with seven counts in the indictment, according to another source familiar with the matter. At least one of the charges against Trump will be a conspiracy charge, a source said. According to Trump, he has been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/9/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 16 seconds
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Prosecutors tell Trump he is a target in federal classified documents probe

Sources tell CNN that the Justice Department has informed former President Trump he is a target in federal investigation into the possible mishandling of classified documents. This could be a sign that prosecutors are inching closer to indicting the former President and solidifies that special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation is focused on Trump’s actions. Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Elliot Williams joins AC360 to discuss how common it is for someone to be indicted after they are informed they’re a target of an investigation. Plus, around 75 million people are under air quality alerts as wildfire smoke from Canada has slowly pushed south into major U.S. cities. CNN Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir is live from New York where the air quality index hit 484 earlier today. Anything above 300 is considered “hazardous.” He tells Anderson Cooper how long these conditions could last and where the smoke is headed next.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/8/202348 minutes, 55 seconds
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Federal prosecutors using a second grand jury in Florida as part of the Trump classified documents probe

Sources tell CNN that federal prosecutors are using a second grand jury in south Florida and have heard testimony from multiple witnesses as part of the investigation into former President Trump’s handling of classified documents. Another witness is expected to testify tomorrow at a federal courthouse in Miami with at least one other witness expected after that. There’s been a grand jury in Washington, DC to help gather evidence and witness testimony so it’s unclear why the special counsel is using a special grand jury in Florida. CNN Chief Correspondent Kaitlan Collins joins AC360 to discuss how Trump and his allies are reacting to the news of this second grand jury. Plus, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign with some sharp attacks against Trump calling him a “lonely, self-consumed mirror hog” who, by force of personality alone, represents a threat to the republic. CNN Senior Political Analyst Gloria Borger spoke with Christie’s senior adviser. She tells Anderson Cooper what the former New Jersey governor’s lane will be in this crowded field of candidates.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/7/202341 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mar-a-Lago flood draws attention of prosecutors in Trump documents case

Sources exclusively tell CNN that an employee at former President Trump’s Florida resort drained the resort’s swimming pool last October which flooded a room that held computer servers containing surveillance video logs. At least one witness was asked about this incident by prosecutors as part of the federal investigation into the former President’s handling of classified documents. While it's unclear if the room was intentionally flooded or if it happened by mistake, the incident occurred amid a series of events that federal prosecutors found suspicious. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe joins AC360 to discuss the new development and why he thinks the Department of Justice is investigating possible obstruction by the former President. Plus, CNN Senior Data Reporter Harry Enten has a special birthday surprise for Anderson!To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/6/202341 minutes, 49 seconds
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Trump lawyers haven’t found classified document he referred to on tape following subpoena

Two sources tell CNN that attorneys for former President Trump haven’t found the classified document he referred to on a 2021 tape. Prosecutors issued a subpoena after asking a Trump aide in front of a grand jury about the audio recording at the former President’s golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. On the tape, Trump acknowledges he held onto a classified Pentagon document about a potential attack on Iran. Conservative attorney George Conway tells Anderson Cooper this new revelation is “just another smoking gun in a smoking arsenal.”  Plus, CNN Senior Political Commentator and former Senior Adviser to Pres. Obama David Axelrod joins AC360 to discuss President Biden’s remarks from the Oval Office after averting “an economic crisis and an economic collapse.”To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/3/202341 minutes, 13 seconds
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Trump ignores CNN questions about recording where he discusses classified documents

Former President Trump didn’t respond to questions from CNN about how classified documents ended up at his Bedminster, New Jersey  golf club. CNN learned from multiple sources that federal prosecutors have an audio recording from a 2021 meeting where Trump acknowledged he held onto a classified Pentagon document about a potential attack on Iran, which undercuts his argument that he declassified everything. CNN Chief Correspondent Kaitlan Collins joins AC360 to discuss Trump’s decision to not answer questions. Plus, the White House says President Biden is “fine” after tripping on a sandbag and falling on stage at the Air Force Academy commencement. CNN Chief White House Correspondent Phil Mattingly tells Anderson Cooper what Biden had to say about his fall when he returned to the White House.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/2/202340 minutes, 33 seconds
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Trump captured on tape talking about classified document he kept after leaving White House

CNN has exclusively learned from multiple sources that federal prosecutors have an audio recording from a 2021 meeting where former President Trump acknowledged he held onto a classified Pentagon document about a potential attack on Iran, which undercuts his argument that he declassified everything. Special counsel Jack Smith has focused on the meeting as part of the criminal investigation into Trump’s handling of national security secrets. Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper this evidence could be “really impactful.” Plus, CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju joins AC360 from Capitol Hill where the House is expected to vote on the debt limit bill after lawmakers approved the debate rule.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/1/202340 minutes, 36 seconds
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Debt limit deal faces crucial test ahead of House vote

The House Rules Committee is meeting to decide whether to advance the debt limit deal reached by President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. GOP hardliners have slammed the deal saying they would sink it and question McCarthy’s leadership. Republican Rep. Dusty Johnson, who helped negotiate the deal, tells Anderson Cooper he’s confident a majority of House Republicans will support the bill. Plus, actor Jeremy Strong joins AC360 to talk about the series finale of “Succession” and what it was like playing Kendall Roy.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/31/202340 minutes, 33 seconds
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Anderson Cooper 360 Update for May 29, 2023

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5/30/202317 seconds
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Yellen: Congress must address debt ceiling by June 5

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that if Congress doesn’t address the debt ceiling by June 5, the U.S. Treasury Department won’t have enough money to pay the nation’s obligations in full and on time. President Biden and House Republicans continue to negotiate a deal so the U.S. doesn’t default. Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton tells AC360 whether he thinks a deal can be reached in time. Plus, Boston Celtics co-owner and President and CEO of Granite Telecommunications Rob Hale surprised University of Massachusetts Boston graduates with $1,000 each. He joins AC360 to discuss why giving back is so important to him. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/27/202341 minutes, 26 seconds
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Washington Post: Trump employees moved boxes day before DOJ went to Mar-a-Lago

Two employees of former President Trump moved boxes of papers at Mar-a-Lago just a day before the Department of Justice went to the Florida resort to collect classified documents, according to The Washington Post. The newspaper also reports that investigators have evidence that Trump kept the classified documents in a visible place in his office and would show them to visitors. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper the key things prosecutors have to prove is “knowledge and intent” that the former President knew what he was doing with the documents. Plus, Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders joins AC360 to discuss the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/26/202340 minutes, 42 seconds
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DeSantis announces he’s running for President

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis officially announced he’s running for President in 2024. DeSantis’ decision to run sets up a clash with current Republican primary frontrunner, former President Trump, who once endorsed him for Florida governor. Former Trump White House Director of Communications Alyssa Farah Griffin tells Anderson Cooper what kind of “campaigner” DeSantis is and if he stands a chance against Trump. Plus, legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock joins AC360 to remember his friend and the “Queen of Rock and Roll,” Tina Turner, who died at the age of 83.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/25/202340 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ron DeSantis to kick off 2024 presidential campaign in conversation with Twitter owner Elon Musk

CNN has learned that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will kick off his Republican presidential campaign tomorrow in a virtual conversation with Twitter owner Elon Musk. People familiar with the governor’s planning say DeSantis will have an aggressive schedule and his team is plotting an unpredictable, relentless blitz of the political map designed to quickly get him in front of thousands of primary voters. CNN Reporter Steve Contorno joins AC360 from Miami to discuss DeSantis’ strategy for defeating former President Trump. Plus, Irvin Walker is one of the survivors of the mass shooting at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas earlier this month where eight people died. He tells Anderson Cooper about the moment he realized he had been shot and how he was able to call for help.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/24/202340 minutes, 42 seconds
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Biden and McCarthy meet as U.S. debt default deadline looms

President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy met at the White House to discuss how to avoid a default on the nation’s debt. McCarthy told reporters there’s no deal but it was a “productive discussion.” CNN Capitol Hill Reporter Melanie Zanona joins AC360 from Capitol Hill to discuss what the major sticking points are between the Democrats and Republicans. Plus, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott officially announced he’s entering the Republican presidential primary. CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash tells Anderson Cooper what she thinks Scott’s lane will be as he goes toe-to-toe with former President Trump, currently the Republican frontrunner.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/23/202340 minutes, 25 seconds
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President Biden plans to announce a new military aid package worth hundreds of millions of dollars at G7 summit

Sources tell CNN that President Biden plans to announce a new military aid package that is worth hundreds of millions of dollars during the G7 summit in Japan. The war in Ukraine is one of the top agenda items during the three-day summit where the world’s wealthiest democracies are expected to make a strong statement of unity in support of Ukraine. Jill Dougherty is a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and an adjunct professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She tells Anderson Cooper if she thinks the Kremlin still sees a path to victory. Plus, presidential historian and author of “Leadership in Turbulent Times” Doris Kearns Goodwin joins AC360 to discuss the banning of books from school libraries and classrooms.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/20/202340 minutes, 20 seconds
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Gov. Ron DeSantis expected to enter 2024 presidential race next week

Sources tell CNN that Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to file paperwork with the Federal Election Commission and announce he’s entering the 2024 GOP presidential race next week. The Florida governor has been openly feuding with Disney, who has just upped the ante by scrapping plans to build a $1 billion office complex in the state, likely costing the state 2,000 white collar jobs. Former Trump White House Director of Communications Alyssa Farah Griffin tells Anderson Cooper she thinks the Florida Republican was “bound to get outmaneuvered by Disney” and shares how electable she thinks he is with voters. Plus, national security attorney Mark Zaid joins AC360 to discuss the likelihood of Trump being charged after news that the National Archives plans to share records with the special counsel showing the former President and his advisers knew the correct declassification process.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/19/202340 minutes, 7 seconds
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New evidence in special counsel probe may undercut Trump’s claim documents he took were automatically declassified

Sources tell CNN that the National Archives informed former President Trump that they’ll be handing over 16 records to special counsel Jack Smith that show Trump and his top advisers knew the correct declassification process while he was in the White House. Trump and his allies have insisted that while he was President, he didn’t have to follow a specific process to declassify documents. Carrie Cordero is a former counsel to the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for National Security. She tells Anderson Cooper what this could mean legally for the former President. Plus, Andy Cohen, host and executive producer of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” joins AC360 to discuss his new book, “The Daddy Diaries” and the latest happenings from the world of Bravo.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/18/202341 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ukraine’s capital hit by a barrage of Russian missiles

The Ukrainian capital was hit by a Russian missile attack that the head of the Kyiv city military administration said was “exceptional in its density, with the maximum number of missiles in the shortest time possible.” Ukrainian officials say air defenses destroyed most of the missiles and drones. Retired Gen. Wesley Clark tells Anderson Cooper if he thinks the Russians have enough supply to keep firing these missiles in these attacks. Plus, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins AC360 to discuss what researchers are calling a “major clue” in their work to unlock the secrets of Alzheimer’s disease.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/17/202340 minutes, 47 seconds
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Durham’s report finds FBI used “uncorroborated intelligence” to launch investigation into Trump and Russia

Special Counsel John Durham concluded that the FBI used “raw, unanalyzed and uncorroborated intelligence” to launch an investigation into former President Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. Former FBI Deputy Director and CNN Senior Law Enforcement Analyst Andrew McCabe was mentioned in Durham’s report. He joins AC360 to discuss the findings and why he “vehemently” disagrees with the way Durham’s characterizes what the FBI did. Plus, the four University of Idaho students who were fatally stabbed in their off-campus house last year were remembered for their “strength and inspiration” during the weekend’s graduation ceremonies. They were all honored with posthumous degrees and certificates. CNN National Correspondent Gary Tuchman sat down with Madison Mogen’s family. He tells Anderson Cooper how her family plans to continue to honor Maddie’s life. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/16/202343 minutes, 51 seconds
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Texas border city reports fewer migrants than expected

The pandemic-era border restriction policy Title 42 has expired and U.S. Homeland Security officials were bracing for an influx of migrants. Instead, for now, some cities have reported seeing fewer people trying to enter the U.S. compared to last week. El Paso is one of those cities and Mayor Oscar Leeser joins AC360 to give an update on the situation. Plus, former President Trump and likely GOP Presidential candidate Gov. Ron DeSantis are both heading to Iowa, where the first caucuses in the 2024 Republican race takes place. Brianne Pfannenstiel is the Chief Politics Reporter at The Des Moines Register. She tells Anderson Cooper how she sees the two politicians trying to appeal to Republican voters this weekend. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/13/202341 minutes, 5 seconds
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CNN takes “train of death” with migrants hoping to get into the U.S.

U.S. Homeland Security officials arebracing for an influx of migrants at the border with Mexico as Title 42, a Trump-era immigration policy, is set to end at 11:59 p.m. ET. One official tells CNN the days ahead on the border “will get worse.” Over just the last two days, authorities have taken more than 10,000 migrants into custody daily, a record for daily encounters. CNN Correspondent David Culver joins AC360 from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico where he rode with dozens of migrants who were traveling towards the border on the top of freight train cars or the “train of death,” hoping to seek asylum in the United States. Plus, the main suspect, Joran van der Sloot, in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway is being extradited to the U.S. where he faces charges of extortion and wire fraud. He has been serving time in a Peruvian prison for murder in a separate case. CNN Correspondent Jean Casarez tells Anderson Cooper if she thinks van der Sloot will be surprised by the difference in prison conditions.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/12/202341 minutes, 48 seconds
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Former President Trump repeats false claim of “rigged” 2020 election

Anderson Cooper and Jake Tapper anchor live analysis of CNN's Town Hall with former president and 2024 Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/11/202340 minutes, 11 seconds
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CNN Republican Town Hall with Donald Trump

With the 2024 presidential election underway, former President Donald Trump took questions from moderator Kaitlan Collins and a live audience during a CNN Town Hall from St. Anselm College in New Hampshire. Aired at 8 p.m E.T. on May 10, 2023.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/11/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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Jury in civil case finds Trump sexually abused E. Jean Carroll

A Manhattan federal jury found former President Donald Trump liable for sexual abuse and defamation in the E. Jean Carroll case and awarded her $5 million in damages. Trump called the verdict in the civil case a “disgrace.” Carroll alleged Trump raped her in a New York City department store in the mid-1990s then defamed her when he denied it. Jessica Leeds testified during the trial that a young Trump groped her on a flight back in the 1970s. She joins AC360 to discuss the verdict and says she’s “very pleased” with the jury’s decision. Plus, sources tell CNN that the Department of Justice has filed criminal charges against Republican Rep. George Santos. In just his first year in office, the New York lawmaker has been accused of breaking campaign finance laws, violating federal conflict of interest laws, stealing cash meant for an Iraq War veteran’s dying dog, masterminding a credit card fraud scheme and lying about where he went to school and worked. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper what he thinks the charges against Santos could be.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/10/202341 minutes, 24 seconds
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At least 8 people killed and seven injured in Texas outlet mall shooting

At least eight people were killed and seven others injured in a shooting at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas. Among the dead are three children, including two sisters who were in elementary school. The shooter was killed by police and his social media posts reveal an obsession with Nazis and weapons. Joshua Barnwell was shopping at the mall with his friend when he heard the gunfire. Barnwell describes the horrific scene to Anderson Cooper and shares how he tried to help save some of the victims. Plus, a source tells CNN that more than 150,000 migrants are currently waiting in Northern Mexico ahead of Title 42 expiring later this week. CNN Correspondent David Culver joins AC360 from the U.S.-Mexican border where some migrants are so desperate to escape their home countries, they risk their lives and ride on top of freight trains.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/9/202341 minutes, 53 seconds
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Jill Biden arrives in London for the pomp and pageantry of King Charles III’s coronation

First Lady Jill Biden arrived in London where she will watch the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla, the first for a British monarch in almost 70 years. Charles instantly became King when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II died last September. CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster and CNN Royal Historian Kate Williams join Anderson Cooper from right in front of Buckingham Palace to discuss the historic event. Plus, the video of former President Trump’s deposition in the E. Jean Carroll civil battery and defamation trial was made public. The video shows Trump answering questions about the accusations against him, the “Access Hollywood” tape and the Russia “hoax.” CNN Legal Analyst Jennifer Rodgers tells Anderson Cooper how she thinks the jury reacted to seeing the deposition.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/6/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 39 seconds
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United Kingdom prepares for the Coronation of King Charles

King Charles III will be officially crowned in a magnificent and deeply religious ceremony on Saturday when thousands will gather at Westminster Abbey and millions will watch from around the world. Charles has been heir to the throne for more than 70 years and instantly became King when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II died last September. Anderson Cooper is live from right outside Buckingham Palace along with CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster and CNN Royal Historian Kate Williams to discuss all the pomp and circumstance around the event. Plus, E. Jean Carroll and Donald Trump have rested their cases in the battery and defamation trial. Carroll is alleging Trump raped her in a New York City department store in the mid- 1990s then defamed her when he denied it. CNN Correspondent Kara Scannell tells Anderson Cooper if there’s any possibility of the former President testifying.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/5/202342 minutes, 3 seconds
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Atlanta mass shooting suspect arrested after hours long manhunt

Officials say at least one person is dead and four others were injured after a gunman became enraged during a visit to an Atlanta medical facility and opened fire. The suspect, 24-year-old Deoin Patterson, was taken into custody in a nearby county after a hours long manhunt. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper how intense a search like this one can be for law enforcement. Plus, sources tell CNN that prosecutors for special counsel Jack Smith have been probing the Trump Organization’s handling of the Mar-a-Lago surveillance footage following the subpoena last summer for the footage. CNN Senior Crime and Justice Reporter Katelyn Polantz joins AC360 with the details.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/4/202338 minutes, 55 seconds
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Biden to send 1,500 troops to border as the U.S. braces for migrant surge

The Biden administration plans to send 1,500 additional troops to the U.S-Mexican border as the Title 42 public health authority expires next week. The city of El Paso has issued a disaster declaration as it sees nearly 1,400 migrants a day coming to cross the border, according to a federal law enforcement source. CNN Correspondent Rosa Flores is in El Paso. She tells Anderson Cooper how the city is preparing for the expected surge. Plus, former Fox News producer Abby Grossberg who worked for Tucker Carlson and has filed a pair of explosive lawsuits against the network joins AC360 to discuss what it was like working for the former host.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/3/202341 minutes, 6 seconds
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ICE source: Suspect in Texas massacre had been deported 4 times after entering U.S. illegally

There is a manhunt for Francisco Oropesa Perez-Torres, who police say is armed and dangerous, after he allegedly killed five neighbors, including a nine-year-old boy. A source with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement tells CNN the suspect had been deported from the United States four times after he entered illegally. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells AC360 what investigators are likely doing to try and track down Oropesa. Plus, CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye joins AC360 from Celebration, Florida to give an update on the ongoing legal battles between Disney and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/2/202341 minutes, 32 seconds
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Children among at least 23 killed in early-morning Russian strike on Ukrainian apartment block

At least 23 people have died after a Russian airstrike on Ukrainian civilians. Rescuers are still searching for any children and other survivors in the rubble of the apartments. Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling tells Anderson Cooper why he thinks it’ll be a “difficult fight” over the next couple weeks. Plus, best-selling author Judy Blume joins AC360 to discuss why she thinks certain books are being banned in some Florida schools and libraries, including at least one of her own. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/29/202340 minutes, 57 seconds
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Pence testifies to federal grand jury investigating Trump and January 6

Sources tell CNN that former Vice President Mike Pence testified in front of a federal grand jury that’s investigating then-President Trump’s actions in the aftermath of the 2020 election. Pence spoke with investigators for more than five hours, according to a source familiar with the matter. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells AC360 why he thinks Trump should be “very, very nervous” about Pence’s testimony. Plus, E. Jean Carroll was back on the stand in her civil battery and defamation lawsuit against Trump. Carroll alleges the former President raped her in the spring of 1996 and then defamed her for years. Trump has denied the accusations. CNN Correspondent Kara Scannell gives AC360 an update on the cross-examination.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/28/202341 minutes, 50 seconds
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House passes debt ceiling bill in win for McCarthy

The GOP-controlled House voted to pass a bill that would raise the nation’s debt ceiling as the country approaches its default deadline as soon as this summer. President Biden says he’s happy to meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy but not on whether or not the debt limit gets extended, adding that's "not negotiable."  Republican Rep. Nancy Mace was initially holding out on the bill but ended up changing her vote. She joins AC360 to discuss how McCarthy was able to convince her to vote yes. Plus, The New York Times is reporting that private messages sent by Tucker Carlson that were redacted from legal filings in the Dominion case showed him making highly offensive remarks that went beyond what he was saying on his nightly show on Fox News. Times' writer Jim Rutenberg tells Anderson Cooper how the decision to fire the Carlson was viewed by the Murdoch family.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/27/202341 minutes, 41 seconds
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Biden announces reelection bid, saying battle for nation’s soul isn’t complete

President Joe Biden formally announced his bid for reelection despite low approval ratings and questions about his age. Biden’s decision to run for President again could set up a rematch with his 2020 rival, former President Trump. Evan Osnos is a CNN Contributor and has written a biography of Biden. He tells Anderson Cooper if he thinks the President touting his legislative wins will hurt him as he seeks another four years in the White House. Plus, former Fox News producer Abby Grossberg, who has accused Tucker Carlson and the network of creating a hostile work environment, spoke out for the first time since he was fired. Media critic David Zurawik joins AC360 to discuss whether Grossberg’s allegations had anything to do with Fox’s decision to let the former host go.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/26/202341 minutes, 47 seconds
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Tucker Carlson fired at Fox News

Fox News and Tucker Carlson, the right-wing host who used his show to promote conspiracy theories and radical rhetoric, parted ways. A source tells CNN that Fox Corporation chief executive Lachlan Murdoch and Fox News chief executive Suzanne Scott made the decision on Friday night. CNN Political Commentator and Democratic Strategist Paul Begala used to work with Carlson on CNN when they co-hosted “Crossfire.” He explains why his former co-host is a “different person” than he was 20 years ago. Plus, President Biden met with the three Democratic Tennessee State lawmakers who faced expulsion votes over their protest for gun reform after the Covenant School shooting in Nashville that left six dead, including three children. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson were forced out of the GOP-controlled legislature while Gloria Johnson survived by just one vote. Jones and Pearson were eventually sent back to the Tennessee House on an interim basis. Jones joins AC360 to discuss meeting the President and if he thinks his state will pass any gun reform legislation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/25/202341 minutes, 49 seconds
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Supreme Court protects access to abortion pill

The Supreme Court protected access to a widely used abortion drug by freezing lower-court rulings that placed restrictions on its usage as appeals play out.  As a result, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the drug mifepristone will remain in place for now. Dr. Jane Henney joins Anderson to talk about this decision. She was the FDA commissioner when mifepristone was approved.  And in Russia, a court ordered the arrest of well-known investigative journalist Christo Grozev, who works with Bellingcat, and has an extensive track record of uncovering stories exposing the Kremlin and Vladimir Putin. He joins Anderson for an exclusive interview.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/22/202340 minutes, 15 seconds
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Louisville shooter left two extensive notes

The shooter in the Louisville bank left notes detailing his goal was to show how easy it is for someone who is mentally ill to get a gun. Anderson talks about the new development with Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, the founders of "Survivors Empowered.” Their daughter Jessica Ghawi was murdered in the mass shooting in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado in 2012.  Plus, prosecutors plan to dismiss charges against Alec Baldwin in the “Rust” shooting case because of new evidence. CNN’s Chloe Melas has the details. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/21/202341 minutes, 28 seconds
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Gretchen Carlson’s reaction to Fox’s settlement with Dominion

Former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson, who reached a $20 million settlement with Fox's parent company after alleging sexual harassment and retaliation joins Anderson to talk about Fox’s settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. And, Russia launched 60 airstrikes in the past 24 hours, in and around the beleaguered eastern city of Bakhmut, according to the Ukrainian military. During the strikes, CNN's Nick Paton Walsh and his producer were just feet away from being hit by a missile.   He and his team are thankfully safe. He joins Anderson to explain what happened today.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/20/202341 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fox News settles with Dominion at the last second

Fox News reached a last-second settlement with Dominion Voting Systems on Tuesday as the case raced toward opening statements, paying more than $787 million. Fox News’ settlement with Dominion Voting Systems is the largest publicly known defamation settlement in U.S. history involving a media company. Davida Brook, the lead counsel for Dominion Voting Systems, talks with Anderson about the settlement.   And in Moscow, Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich has been denied an appeal to change the terms of his detention on espionage charges. CNN’s Matthew Chance and Moscow Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal, Ann Simmons, talk with Anderson about Gershkovich’s case and what it is like to work in Russia.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/19/202342 minutes, 54 seconds
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Grand jury declines to indict Akron police officers in killing of Jayland Walker

A special grand jury in Ohio declined to indict the Akron police officers who fatally shot Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man, dozens of times after a car chase and foot chase last year. Anderson talks with the Walker family attorney, Bobby DiCello, about how the family feels about this latest development and what they hope happens next. And an update from Ukraine on some of the children taken from their homes and moved to Russia or Russia-controlled Crimea, a story we’ve been covering for months. Russia has denied it is doing anything illegal. Now dozens of children have been reunited with their families. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh has some of their stories. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/18/202341 minutes, 35 seconds
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Suspect charged in Pentagon documents leak case

The 21-year-old suspect in the leak of classified Pentagon documents made his first appearance in federal court and has been charged under the Espionage Act. Jack Teixeira is accused of unauthorized retention and transmission of national defense information and unauthorized removal of classified information and defense materials. CNN Chief Law Enforcement and Intelligence Analyst John Miller tells Anderson Cooper how the FBI was able to track down the suspect so fast. Plus, Justice Samuel Alito temporary extended access to an abortion drug while the Supreme Court considers the case. CNN Senior Supreme Court Analyst Joan Biskupic joins AC360 to discuss Justice Alito’s decision and calls it “very sensible.”To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/15/202341 minutes, 51 seconds
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FBI arrests 21-year-old Air Force guardsman in Pentagon docs leak case

The FBI arrested 21-year-old Air Force guardsman Jack Teixeira in connection with the leaking of classified national defense information. A source tells CNN the suspect was under surveillance for at least a couple days before his arrest. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe joins AC360 to discuss the investigation and how Teixeira would have access to such sensitive information. Plus, the Florida House approved a bill that would ban most abortions after six weeks as the national debate on the procedure has intensified. A Texas judge ordered the suspension of the FDA’s approval of a medication abortion drug and a federal appeals court has frozen parts of the order. The DOJ is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the dispute. Dr. Jennifer Conti is an abortion care provider and an adjunct clinical assistant professor of OB/GYN at Stanford. She tells Anderson Cooper what could happen to her patients if the medication is banned.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/14/202340 minutes, 26 seconds
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Memphis sends Pearson back to Tennessee House days after GOP expelled him

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners voted to reappoint Justin J. Pearson back to his seat in the Republican-led Tennessee House of Representatives. It was less than a week ago that the GOP-dominated chamber expelled Pearson along with Justin Jones for their role in a gun protest on the House floor following the shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville where six people died, including three children. Pearson joins AC360 to discuss how it feels to be voted back into his seat. Plus, Louisville officials have released the 911 calls surrounding the deadly bank shooting. CNN Senior Crime and Justice Correspondent Shimon Prokupecz tells Anderson Cooper how one of the officers who first responded to the attack is doing after being shot in the head.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/13/202341 minutes, 50 seconds
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Louisville police release bodycam videos from deadly bank attack

Louisville police released the bodycam videos that show officers responding to the Old National Bank where at least five people have died and another nine were injured. The deputy police chief said it is “100% certainty” the quick action by the police officers in the minutes after the shooting “saved lives.” Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe joins to discuss how important the officer’s fast response to the shooter was. Plus, Anderson Cooper sits down for an exclusive interview with Latavia Washington McGee and Eric Williams, who crossed the border into Mexico with two of their friends before they were taken, thrown in the back of a truck and kidnapped by a cartel. Their two friends were murdered while McGee and Williams made it back to the U.S. alive, but not without the trauma from the threats, torture and having to witness their two friends die in front of their eyes.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/12/202341 minutes, 24 seconds
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Nashville sends Justin Jones back to state House days after GOP lawmakers ousted him

The Nashville Metropolitan Council voted to reappoint Democratic Tennessee state Rep. Justin Jones back into his House district seat just days after the GOP-dominated House voted to expel him. Jones, along with Democratic State Reps. Justin Pearson and Gloria Johnson led a gun reform protest on the state House floor after a shooter killed six people, including three children, at the Covenant School in Nashville. Johnson survived the Republicans’ efforts by just one vote but Pearson was ousted. He joins AC360 to discuss his colleague being reinstated and if he expects to be sworn back in.  Plus, four people were killed and at least nine were injured after a shooter entered a bank in Louisville, Kentucky. CNN Correspondent Omar Jimenez gives AC360 an update on the ongoing investigation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/11/202341 minutes, 55 seconds
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Two dramatic rulings issued on medication abortion pill

Hours after a Texas judge suspended FDA approval of a medication abortion pill, another federal judge in Washington said the drug can remain on the market in at least 12 Democratic-led states. The majority of abortions in the U.S. are medication abortions. Dr. Jenn Conti is an abortion provider and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of OB/GYN at Stanford University. She tells Anderson Cooper what the impact of these two rulings could have on women. Plus, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins AC360 to discuss these two abortion pill rulings and the two Democratic Tennessee state lawmakers who were expelled from the Republican-control state House of Representatives over a gun control protest. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/8/202346 minutes, 28 seconds
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Tennessee GOP expels two Democratic state lawmakers over gun control protest

The Tennessee Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to expel two out of three Democrats who led a gun reform protest on the state House floor after a shooter killed six people, including three children, at the Covenant School in Nashville. Gloria Johnson survived the Republicans’ efforts by just one vote. Justin Jones is one of the Democratic lawmakers who was expelled from the Tennessee State House. He tells Anderson Cooper the vote was a way to “distract from the real issue” and what he plans to do in the future. Plus, CNN Correspondent Hadas Gold joins AC360 from Northern Israel, where Israel launched retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza after a barrage of rockets were fired from Lebanon, which the Israeli military blamed on Palestinian militants.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/7/202347 minutes, 52 seconds
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Pence won’t appeal ruling, setting the stage for him to testify before grand jury

A spokesman for former Vice President Mike Pence says he won’t appeal a federal court ruling that orders him to testify in the special counsel investigation into the efforts by then-President Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 presidential election. This would be the first time Pence will answer questions under oath about his direct conversations with Trump leading up the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Sarah Matthews is a former Trump White House Deputy Press Secretary. She tells Anderson Cooper she’s “encouraged” Pence won’t appeal the judge’s decision and believes his testimony will be “honest and transparent.” Plus, a judge says Dominion Voting Systems can force Fox Corporation executives Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch to testify at this month’s defamation trial. Dominion wants $1.6 billion in damages claiming the right-wing network  repeatedly promote false claims in 2020 that its voting systems illegally rigged the election. CNN Senior Media Reporter Oliver Darcy joins AC360 to give an update on the timeline of the trial.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/6/202341 minutes, 6 seconds
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Anderson Cooper 360 Update for April 4, 2023

There is no new episode of the Anderson Cooper 360 showcast. If you haven’t already, please check out CNN’s other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/5/202317 seconds
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Trump huddling with aides in Trump Tower ahead of his arraignment

Former President Trump arrived in New York City a day before he’s expected to turn himself in to be arraigned. The indictment is still under seal but CNN sources say the former President faces more than 30 criminal charges. Trump was indicted for his possible involvement in a scheme to pay hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in an attempt to cover up an alleged affair. Elie Honig is a former assistant U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York. He tells Anderson Cooper what he’s expecting when the indictment is unsealed. Plus, conservative lawyer and Washington Post contributing columnist George Conway joins AC360 to discuss Trump being the first former or sitting President ever to be booked on criminal charges.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/4/202341 minutes, 5 seconds
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History-making week after Trump indictment

Former President Trump returns to New York next week after becoming the first former president ever to face criminal charges -- but what is next for Trump? Questions surround the likely legal maneuvering ahead by both sides. Plus, the logistics of getting a former president into a Manhattan courtroom while under Secret Service protection.  Anderson discusses the indictment with Ronan Farrow, who has done much reporting on Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal and how those aligned with the former President bought their silence.   Also, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson joins Anderson to talk about the tornadoes hitting his home state as well as the indictment of the former President. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/1/202340 minutes, 51 seconds
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Donald Trump indicted; expected to be arraigned Tuesday

A New York grand jury has voted to indict Donald Trump, according to sources. This marks the first time in U.S. history that a current or former president will face criminal charges. Sources tell CNN that Trump will face more than 30 counts related to business fraud. Trump calls the indictment "political persecution and election interference at the highest level in history." The Manhattan district attorney’s office has been investigating Trump in connection with his alleged role in a hush money payment scheme involving adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign. Our legal team, correspondents and analysts break down the historic indictment and reveal what could happen in the coming days. Plus, Donald Trump’s attorney Timothy Parlatore, who has represented the former president in a different case, tells AC360 that the timing of the indictment was a “surprise.” And Stormy Daniels’ attorney Clark Brewster tells Anderson Cooper why “the indictment of Donald Trump is no cause for joy.”To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/31/202354 minutes, 27 seconds
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Candlelight vigil honors Nashville shooting victims

A candlelight vigil was held in Nashville to honor the six victims of the Covenant School shooting. First Lady Jill Biden made an unannounced stop to lay flowers at the memorial for the three children and three adults who lost their lives. One of those victims was Katherine Koonce, the head of the elementary school. Steven Curtis Chapman is a GRAMMY Award-winning singer and songwriter and was also a close friend of Koonce. He tells Anderson Cooper how the life-long educator played such an important role in his family’s lives. Plus, Jordan Gomes was just nine years old when a gunman entered her elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut and killed 20 students and six adults. She joins AC360 to discuss the “hopelessness” she feels whenever she hears about another mass shooting, especially involving children.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/30/202341 minutes, 23 seconds
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Nashville shooter bought seven guns legally and was under care for an emotional disorder

Police say the 28-year-old who killed three students and three adults at a Nashville elementary school bought seven guns legally but was under care for an emotional disorder. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department released the body-camera footage from the two officers who they say fatally shot the attacker. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe joins AC360 to discuss how the police officers immediately ran toward the gunfire without any hesitation. Plus, sources tell CNN that a federal judge has ruled that former Vice President Mike Pence must testify to a grand jury about his conversations with then-President Trump leading up to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Former federal prosecutor Elliot Williams tells Anderson Cooper what information he thinks investigators want to get from Pence.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/29/202341 minutes, 21 seconds
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3 students and 3 adults killed in Nashville school shooting

Three students who police say were only nine-years-old and three adults were killed after a shooting at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. Authorities say the 28-year-old shooter, who is believed to have attended the school, entered the building through a side door and was armed with at least two assault-style rifles and a handgun. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper what will come next in the investigation. Plus, at least 26 people died as violent storms and tornadoes swept through the South over the weekend. CNN Correspondent Isabel Rosales joins AC360 from Mississippi where homes are completely destroyed and some survivors are still fighting for their lives.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/28/202341 minutes, 47 seconds
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Trump warns of “potential death and destruction” if he’s indicted

Former President Trump warned of “potential death and destruction” if he is indicted and continued to claim that “no crime has been committed.” The Manhattan District Attorney is investigating whether Trump may have been involved in a scheme to pay hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in an attempt to cover up an alleged affair. CNN Chief Correspondent Kaitlan Collins joins AC360 to discuss how the former President’s inner circle and allies are reacting to his comments. Plus, CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye is in Trump’s backyard of Palm Beach County, Florida, where she talked to people about the former President possibly being arrested. Guests: Kaitlan Collins, Randi Kaye. Airdate: March 24, 2023.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/25/202342 minutes, 9 seconds
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Trump defiant as potential indictment looms and claims innocence

Former President Trump claimed he is “100% innocent” and “our country is being destroyed” as a possible indictment looms. The Manhattan District Attorney is investigating whether Trump may have been involved in a scheme to pay hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in an attempt to cover up an alleged affair. In an AC360° exclusive interview, Daniel’s attorney Clark Brewster tells Anderson Cooper his client has been “very open and cooperative” with prosecutors. Plus, nearly a week after the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his deputy for “forcibly deporting” Ukrainian children, CNN Senior International Correspondent David McKenzie traveled to the frontline to speak to Ukrainians who risked their lives to try and stop the alleged war crime.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/24/202341 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen may be called back to testify in hush money probe

The Manhattan’s District Attorney’s office is weighing whether they should recall Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen to testify again or call another witness to refute testimony by Robert Costello, who was once a legal adviser to Cohen. The DA is investigating whether Trump may have been involved in a scheme to pay hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in an attempt to cover up an alleged affair. Former federal prosecutor Elie Honig joins AC360 to discuss where he thinks the investigation is headed. Plus, additional South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents are being assigned to the Stephen Smith homicide case. Smith’s mother, Sandy Smith, tells Anderson Cooper how it feels to have the case reinvestigated.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/23/202341 minutes, 38 seconds
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McCarthy downplays Trump’s hush money payments: “It was personal money”

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is downplaying allegations that former President Trump’s may have been involved in a scheme to pay hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in an attempt to cover up an alleged affair. McCarthy said “this was personal money” and accused the Manhattan district attorney of “playing in presidential politics.” Some of the former President’s Republican allies in the House are attempting to use government power to try and keep his legal threats at bay. Former Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger tells AC360 he thinks the interference his former colleagues are running is “pretty chilling.” Plus, South Carolina authorities are now saying Stephen Smith’s death was a homicide. CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye tells AC360 where the investigation goes from here.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/22/202340 minutes, 44 seconds
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Anticipation building for Trump indictment after he signals one is coming

Former President Trump said he expects to be arrested this week and called on his supporters to “protest” and “take our nation back.” Trump has been one of the focuses of the investigation into the hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. CNN Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent Paula Reid gives AC360 an update on when a possible Trump indictment and arrest could happen. Plus, the family of Stephen Smith will seek to have his body exhumed in South Carolina for a private autopsy. While investigating the 2021 murders of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh, SLED found new information which prompted them to reopen the investigation into the 19-year-old’s death six years earlier. CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye tells AC360 why Buster Murdaugh put out a statement denying “any involvement” in Smith’s case.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/21/202342 minutes, 52 seconds
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ICC issues war crime arrest warrant for Putin

The International Criminal Court issued war crime arrest warrants for Russia President Vladimir Putin along with another official for their roles in allegedly forcibly deporting Ukrainian children to Russia. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward joins AC360 to discuss her exclusive interview with Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. Plus, CNN Correspondent Leyla Santiago is in Key West, Florida where the five-thousand mile mass of tangled seaweed, which is twice the size of the continental U.S., has begun to arrive on the beaches.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/18/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 10 seconds
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U.S. military releases footage of Russian fighter jet forcing down American drone over Black Sea

The U.S. military released video of the encounter between the Russian fighter jet and an American surveillance drone, as it was forced down over the Black Sea. Russia denied the collision happened. Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen joins AC360 to discuss whether the video undermines the Russian version of events. Plus, CNN has exclusively learned that dozens of Mar-a-Lago staff, from servers to aides, have been subpoenaed in the investigation into former President Trump’s handling of classified documents. Former federal prosecutor Elie Honig tells AC360 what these subpoenas say about where special counsel Jack Smith is in his probe.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/17/202341 minutes, 10 seconds
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Global markets rattled as banking fears spread

The banking system troubles that appeared to be easing yesterday, came rumbling back this morning with word that the struggling Swiss bank Credit Suisse was in deeper trouble than previously thought. Then came news that two credit rating firms had downgraded First Republic Bank to junk status. Those two factors sent markets plunging. Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, who chairs the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee joins Anderson to talk about the banking trouble and a bill that caps the price of insulin at $20 per vial. Also, a key development in Russia's downing of an American drone over the Black Sea yesterday. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price joins Anderson.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/16/202341 minutes, 49 seconds
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Russian jet forces down U.S. drone in “reckless” encounter

The U.S. military says a Russian fighter jet forced down a U.S. Air Force drone over the Black Sea. The White House called Russia’s actions “unsafe, unprofessional and reckless” while Russia’s defense ministry denied its aircraft came into contact with the drone. Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling joins AC360 to discuss how big of a deal this is and if he thinks it’s a deliberate provocation by the Russian military. Plus, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are opening investigations into Silicon Valley Bank after it collapsed last week. Former Attorney General Eric Holder tells Anderson Cooper his guess is investigators will start looking at “people who ran the bank and whether or not they made stock trades that are close in time to the problems that the bank had.”To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/15/202341 minutes, 40 seconds
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Biden & Federal Reserve scramble to contain damage after two banks fail

The Federal Reserve announced it’s launching a review of the supervision and regulation of Silicon Valley Bank after it collapsed last week. It was the second-largest failure of a financial institution in U.S. history. U.S. regulators also shut down Signature Bank and investors are worried it could spark a broader banking meltdown. President Biden told Americans on Monday that the U.S. banking system remains “safe.” Larry Summers is a former U.S. Treasury Secretary during the Clinton White House and the former Director of the White House National Economic Council during the Obama administration. He tells Anderson Cooper whether he thinks the country is “out of the woods” yet. Plus, bestselling author Jodi Picoult is speaking out after local media published a list of books that were removed from school libraries in Martin County, Florida, including 20 of her books.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/14/202341 minutes, 48 seconds
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George Santos says he’s “innocent” of allegation he orchestrated credit card skimming scheme

Republican Rep. George Santos claims he’s “innocent”  and “never did anything of criminal activity” after being accused of organizing a credit card skimming scheme back in 2017. Federal prosecutors are investigating Santos’ finances while he faces calls to resigns over the lies about his education, career, heritage and religion. Republican Rep. Brandon Williams tells Anderson Cooper why he’s “confident” the country will see Santos in “handcuffs in front of a judge” soon. Plus, CNN Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans joins AC360 to break down the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank after it failed to raise capital. It’s the second-largest failure of a financial institution in U.S. history.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/11/202341 minutes, 43 seconds
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Cartel suspected of American kidnappings issues alleged apology letter

Sources tell CNN the cartel investigators believe is responsible for killing two Americans last week, issued an apology letter and handed over five of their members to authorities. Two other U.S. citizens survived the kidnapping, including Latavia Washington McGee, who traveled to Mexico with her three other friends so she could undergo a medical procedure. Cheryl Orange was supposed to join her four friends but didn’t have proper identification to cross the border. She tells Anderson Cooper about the moment she realized something wasn’t right when her group of friends didn’t return to the hotel. Plus, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren joins AC360 to discuss President Biden’s new budget proposal and the criticism House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is facing over giving Fox News host Tucker Carlson more than 40,000 hours of security video from the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/10/202340 minutes, 31 seconds
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Speaker McCarthy refuses to say if January 6 was “mostly peaceful”

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy refuses to say if he thinks the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was “mostly peaceful.” McCarthy released more than 40,000 hours of security footage from the day of the insurrection to just Fox News host Tucker Carlson who continues to downplay the severity of the attack saying it was less “deadly” than it’s been portrayed. Former Republican U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger was a member of the House Select Committee that investigated the January 6 insurrection. He tells Anderson Cooper he thinks McCarthy’s goal is to win over Tucker Carlson and the base of the Republican party. Plus, CNN Correspondent Donie O’Sullivan gives AC360 a glimpse of how artificial intelligence can fake our own voices.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/9/202341 minutes, 43 seconds
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Rupert Murdoch: Top Fox hosts maybe “went too far” with election denial

In a January 2021 email, Fox Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch said two of his top hosts maybe “went too far” in an apparent reference to them denying the integrity of the 2020 presidential election that then-President Trump lost. Murdoch’s comments were made public in a legal filing as part of Dominion Voting Systems $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News and its parent company, Fox Corporation. The companies deny wrongdoing. First Amendment lawyer Lee Levine joins AC360 to discuss the latest Murdoch emails and whether it’s a “smoking gun” in Dominion’s lawsuit. Plus, it’s been almost three years since the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic and there are still questions about how it began. The U.S. Department of Energy’s assessment claims that Covid-19 most likely emerged because of a laboratory accident in China. Former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Anderson Cooper whether he thinks there’s any truth to the “lab leak theory.”  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/8/202340 minutes, 2 seconds
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Four U.S. citizens kidnapped by gunmen in Mexico in case of mistaken identity

A U.S. official tells CNN that four Americans were assaulted and kidnapped by gunmen in Mexico on Friday after they were targeted by mistake. Investigators believe a Mexican cartel thought the U.S. citizens were Haitian drug smugglers. John Miller is the former NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism. He tells Anderson Cooper how the FBI will work with Mexican authorities to find these Americans. Plus, CNN Chief Correspondent Kaitlan Collins joins AC360 to discuss what a possible matchup between former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis could look like in the 2024 Republican primary. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/7/202340 minutes, 18 seconds
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Lead prosecutor: Alex Murdaugh believed he could convince the jury of his lies

Alex Murdaugh was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of his wife, Maggie Murdaugh, and his son Paul Murdaugh. The once-prominent South Carolina attorney reiterated his innocence and told the judge he “would never hurt” his wife and son. The lead prosecutor Creighton Waters tells Anderson Cooper that he thinks Murdaugh believed he could convince the jury of his lies. Plus, Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor, joins AC360 to discuss how Russia is illegally taking Ukrainian children and how he plans to make sure there is accountability. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/4/202341 minutes, 32 seconds
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Alex Murdaugh convicted after less than three hours of deliberations

A jury found Alex Murdaugh guilty of killing his wife and son at their South Carolina estate in June 2021. The disgraced attorney was convicted on all four counts he was facing, including two counts of murder. Murdaugh’s surviving son, Buster, was seen wiping his tears as the guilty verdict was read. CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye has been following this story from the start and was in the courtroom as Murdaugh was led away in handcuffs. She joins AC360 to discuss all the key testimony and evidence that was presented throughout the trial. Plus, former federal prosecutor Jessica Roth tells Anderson Cooper she’s not surprised by the guilty verdict but is surprised that the jury deliberated for less than three hours.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/3/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 17 seconds
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Pennsylvania man arrested after allegedly trying to bring explosives in his suitcase on flight

A Pennsylvania man was arrested by federal agents after he allegedly tried to bring explosives in his suitcase on his flight. According to court documents, Marc Muffley checked his luggage on a flight bound for Orlando from Lehigh Valley International Airport and an alarm alerted that his baggage contained explosives. TSA agents paged Muffley over the airport intercom system and asked him to report to a security desk, prosecutors said, but he did not show up. A former Lansford, Pennsylvania police chief who authorities consulted before arresting Muffley said “there’s nothing that would light up and say, ‘Hey, this guy’s gonna try to bomb an aircraft.’” Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper what stands out to him about the items found in Muffley’s bag. Plus, jurors in the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh visited the Moselle estate where his wife and son were killed in June 2021. Criminal defense attorney Joey Jackson joins AC360 to discuss whether he thinks the jury’s tour of the murder scene will change anyone’s mind.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/2/202341 minutes, 42 seconds
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McCarthy says Jan. 6 footage amounts to 42,000 hours and says Carlson getting early access because 'sunshine matters'

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy defended his decision to release security footage of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol to Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The House Republican leader said it was necessary for transparency and that “sunshine matters.” Conservative lawyer George Conway tells Anderson Cooper if he thinks McCarthy’s rationale for giving the video to the Fox News host makes any sense. Plus, CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye joins AC360 from Walterboro, South Carolina where the jury in the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh will be headed to Moselle tomorrow, the property where Paul and Maggie Murdaugh were killed in June 2021.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/1/202341 minutes, 40 seconds
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Rupert Murdoch acknowledges Fox News hosts “endorsed” election lies

Chairman of Fox Corporation Rupert Murdoch admitted in a deposition that some Fox News hosts “endorsed” election lies that claimed the 2020 presidential contest was stolen. Murdoch’s comments were made public in a legal filing as part of Dominion Voting Systems $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News. Lee Levine is a former First Amendment lawyer and defended cases brought against the media for more than 40 years. He tells Anderson Cooper why he thinks this is the strongest defamation case he’s seen. Plus, Alex Murdaugh’s defense team rested its case after calling 14 witnesses. The once-prominent South Carolina attorney is accused of killing his wife and son back in June 2021. CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye joins AC360 to discuss what jurors will be doing in the coming days.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/28/202341 minutes, 30 seconds
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Prosecutor grills Alex Murdaugh over lies, drug use and details during double murder trial

Alex Murdaugh completed his testimony in his double murder trial over the 2021 killings of his wife and son. Prosecutor Creighton Waters questioned the once-prominent South Carolina attorney over his lies, drug use and the details surrounding Maggie and Paul Murdaugh’s deaths. Former FBI Special Agent Mary Ellen O’Toole has spent her career studying the criminal mind and was one of the FBI’s most senior profilers until she retired. She joins AC360 to discuss Murdaugh’s testimony and if she thinks the jury will believe him. Plus, CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour asked Ukrainian President Zelensky about his comments that Ukraine could claim victory over Russia within the year. She tells Anderson Cooper how Zelensky responded on the one year anniversary of the Russian invasion.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/25/202341 minutes, 44 seconds
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Alex Murdaugh admits he lied to investigators about his whereabouts the night of his wife and son’s murders

Alex Murdaugh took the stand to testify in his own double murder trial, admitting he lied to investigators about where he was the night his wife and son were murdered back in 2021. The once-prominent South Carolina attorney denied killing Maggie and Paul Murdaugh, telling the courtroom “no, I did not.” Criminal defense attorney Mark O’Mara tells Anderson Cooper whether he thinks Murdaugh’s decision to testify and his admission will hurt the defense. Plus, CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour joins AC360 from Kyiv, Ukraine where Ukrainian officials are warning about increased attacks from Russian troops as the country and the world mark one year since Putin’s invasion.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/24/202341 minutes, 30 seconds
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NYT: Kushner and Ivanka Trump subpoenaed in January 6 investigation

The New York Times reports that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have been subpoenaed by the special counsel investigating former President Trump’s involvement in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Special counsel Jack Smith has already subpoenaed former Vice President Pence to testify before a grand jury but he told reporters he’s “going to fight” the subpoena because it’s “unconstitutional and unprecedented.” Elliot Williams is a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General during the Obama administration. He tells Anderson Cooper what the special counsel can get in his investigation that the House Select Committee couldn’t. Plus, CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward joins AC360 from Kyiv, Ukraine to tell the story of a man who is helping families of fallen Ukrainian soldiers properly mourn their loss.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/23/202340 minutes, 40 seconds
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Biden condemns Putin and pledges support for Ukraine in speech in Poland

President Biden told a large crowd in Warsaw, Poland that “Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia” and accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of atrocities as he marks the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour joins AC360 to discuss Biden’s speech and how other European leaders are reacting. Plus, Alex Murdaugh’s surviving son testified at his dad’s double murder trial. The once-prominent South Carolina attorney is accused of killing his wife and youngest son back in 2021. CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye tells Anderson Cooper what Murdaugh’s son said during his testimony.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/22/202341 minutes, 38 seconds
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President Biden makes surprise visit to Ukraine

President Biden made a surprise visit to Kyiv, his first time to Ukraine since the Russians invaded almost a year ago. Biden met with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky and reaffirmed his support as air raid sirens could be heard around the capital city. CNN Chief White House Correspondent Phil Mattingly joins AC360 to discuss the significance of Biden’s unpreceded visit. Plus, former President Jimmy Carter is receiving end-of-life care at his home in Georgia. James Fallows was chief White House speechwriter during Carter’s administration. He tells Anderson Cooper what he thinks the former President’s legacy will be. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/21/202341 minutes, 12 seconds
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Court Filing: Fox News stars privately trashed Trump’s election fraud claims

Some of the most prominent stars and high-ranking executives at Fox News privately trashed former President Trump’s idea of election fraud in the 2020 election. This contradicts the lies the right-wing channel allowed on air about the presidential contest. These details were revealed in a legal filing as part of Dominion Voting System’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News. Mary Anne Franks is a constitutional scholar and teaches law at the University of Miami. She tells Anderson Cooper if she thinks Dominion’s case meets the legal standard of actual malice. Plus, CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye joins AC360 from Walterboro, South Carolina where the prosecution in the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh rested its case after calling more than 60 witnesses to the stand. The now-disbarred attorney is accused of killing his wife and son back in 2021. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/18/202342 minutes, 3 seconds
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Shreveport, Louisiana police officer arrested in fatal shooting of Alonzo Bagley

The Shreveport, Louisiana police officer who fatally shot Alonzo Bagley, an unarmed Black man, was arrested on a charge of negligent homicide. Police say Bagley was killed on February 3 after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex. Xavier Sudds joins AC360 to remember his brother and says he wants to make sure there’s justice. Plus, CNN Senior National Correspondent Miguel Marquez sits down with the Michigan State assistant professor, Marco Díaz-Muñoz, whose classroom became a crime scene when a gunman killed three students and wounding four others.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/17/202342 minutes, 30 seconds
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Source: Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows subpoenaed by special counsel in Jan. 6 investigation

Mark Meadows, former President Trump’s chief of staff, has been subpoenaed by the special counsel investigating Trump and his role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office wants documents and testimony relating to the day of the insurrection. CNN Chief Correspondent Kaitlan Collins tells Anderson Cooper if Meadows is expected to cooperate with the investigation. Plus, CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye joins AC360 from Walterboro, South Carolina where the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh continues. The now-disbarred attorney is accused of killing his wife and son back in 2021.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/16/202341 minutes, 17 seconds
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3 students killed in mass shooting at Michigan State University

Three students were killed and five others were critically wounded after a gunman opened fire at Michigan State University. Police say the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and doesn’t appear to be affiliated with the university. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe joins AC360 to discuss the gunman’s motive and what investigators will be looking for. Plus, Nikki Haley announced she will run for president in 2024. The former South Carolina governor and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is the first major Republican challenger to former President Trump. Katon Dawson is the former chairman for the South Carolina Republican Party and is a supporter of Haley. He tells Anderson Cooper where he sees Haley’s lane considering she’s now Trump’s opponent after being his ally for years.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/15/202340 minutes, 39 seconds
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Pentagon memo: Object shot down Saturday crossed near “U.S. sensitive sites”

According to a Pentagon memo sent to lawmakers, the unidentified object shot down in Canadian airspace on Saturday appeared to be a “small, metallic balloon” that crossed near “U.S. sensitive sites.” Members of Congress want more information after a total of three unidentified objects were shot down in just three days. Retired Canadian Air Force Maj. Gen. Scott Clancy is the former Director of Operations at NORAD. He tells Anderson Cooper whether he thinks it’s strange that there is so little information known about these objects. Plus, more than 36,000 people have died after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria. CNN Senior Correspondent Sara Sidner joins AC360 from Adiyaman, Turkey where survivors continue to search and hold out hope that their loves ones will be pulled from the rubble alive.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/14/202340 minutes, 48 seconds
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Fighter jet shoots down object over U.S. waters

The Pentagon says a fighter jet shot down a “high-altitude object” over Alaska that appeared to be unmanned. The object was flying at an altitude of 40,000 feet and was the “size of a small car” but a U.S. official says it didn’t seem to have any surveillance equipment. Former Defense Secretary William Cohen tells Anderson Cooper he thinks the President wanted to send a message of, “if you invade our airspace, we’re going to take it out.” Plus, CNN Chief International Security Correspondent Nick Paton Walsh joins AC360 from Antakya, Turkey, where search and rescue teams are still looking for survivors of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that’s killed more than 23,000 people.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/11/202340 minutes, 38 seconds
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Pence subpoenaed by special counsel investigating Trump

Former Vice President Mike Pence has been subpoenaed by the special counsel investigating former President Donald Trump and his role in the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Sources tell CNN that special counsel Jack Smith wants Pence to testify about his interactions with Trump leading up to the 2020 election and the day of the insurrection. CNN Chief Correspondent Kaitlan Collins tells Anderson Cooper if there’s a sense when the former Vice President could testify, if he cooperates with the investigation. Plus, search and rescue teams are racing to find survivors in Turkey and Syria, where more than 21,000 people have died since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck. CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh is in Adana, Turkey, where a 14-story residential building used to stand. She gives AC360 an update on the rescue efforts and whether there’s any hope of finding survivors in the destruction.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/10/202341 minutes, 9 seconds
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Death toll surpasses 15,000 in Turkey and Syria after 7.8 magnitude earthquake

Officials say at least 15,000 people have died and more than 58,000 people have been injured after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria. Thousands of buildings have collapsed as search and rescue teams continue to look for survivors. Chef José Andrés and his team at World Central Kitchen are on the ground in Turkey helping serve meals. He tells Anderson Cooper what they’re seeing and how many meals they were able to deliver. Plus, President Joe Biden traveled to Wisconsin to bring his State of the Union economic message to voters in the battleground state. CNN Chief National Affairs Correspondent Jeff Zeleny talks to democratic and democratic-leaning voters in the state to see if they would support a potential 2024 Biden reelection bid.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/9/202341 minutes, 45 seconds
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State of the Union preview

Anderson Cooper and Jake Tapper preview President Biden’s State of the Union address, and what could be a preview of his 2024 reelection campaign.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/8/202355 minutes, 14 seconds
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Thousands die in Turkey and Syria after 7.8 magnitude earthquake

More than 3,800 people have died and more than 15,000 are injured after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Agency says at least 5,600 buildings collapsed during and after the quake. Kit Miyamoto is structural engineer and is headed to Turkey tomorrow to join a team from his company who are already on the ground. He tells Anderson Cooper how the search and rescue teams approach collapsed and unstable buildings. Plus, CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye joins AC360 from Walterboro, South Carolina where the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh continues. The now-disbarred attorney is accused of killing his wife and son back in 2021.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/7/202341 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pentagon says another Chinese spy balloon is transiting Latin America

The Pentagon says a second Chinese spy balloon is currently transiting Latin America but doesn’t look like it’s headed toward the United States. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken postponed his trip to Beijing after the first spy balloon has been spotted over the United States. The Chinese foreign ministry claims the balloon is a “civilian airship” used for weather research and it “deviated far from its planned course.” Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester chairs the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, which will be holding hearings on the balloons in the near future. Tester tells Anderson Cooper he’s seeking “some explanations” and wants to make sure if this ever happens again, “no good things” will come out of it for China. Plus, the highest peak in the Northeast could face wind gusts over 130 mph which could make the wind chills as cold as minus 100 degrees. Francis Tarasiewicz is a weather observer and education specialist at Mount Washington Observatory. He walks AC360 through how he prepares to go outside in temperatures that could feel like 100 below zero.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/4/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 59 seconds
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams GOP after House votes to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from key committee

The Republican-led House voted to remove Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over past statements she’s made related to Israel, with some members of both parties considering it antisemitic. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called Omar’s removal a “continued attack” against women of color. Ocasio-Cortez tells AC360 ousting Omar and other Democrats from their committees is “about political revenge.” Plus, the Pentagon is tracking a suspected Chinese spy balloon flying over the United States. Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove joins AC360 to discuss what the potential downside is of shooting it down and what kind of intelligence the balloon could be trying to collect.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy