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Anderson Cooper moderates a CNN Republican Presidential Town Hall with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie from New York.
Jun 13, 2023
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.
Jun 10, 2023
Former PresidentDonaldTrumphas been indicted in the special counsel’s classified documents probe, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. Thisunprecedented moment in historyfollowsa lengthy investigationintoTrump'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.
Jun 9, 2023
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 ...Show moreinformed 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.
Jun 8, 2023
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 us...Show moreing 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.
Jun 7, 2023
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 ...Show morea 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!
Jun 6, 2023
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, Trumpacknowledges 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...Show more 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.”
Jun 3, 2023
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 ans...Show morewer 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.
Jun 2, 2023
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...Show more 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.
Jun 1, 2023
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.
May 31, 2023
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