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- 2716 - 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.
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- 2715 - 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!
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- 2714 - 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.”
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- 2713 - 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.
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- 2712 - 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.
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- 2711 - 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.
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- 2710 - Anderson Cooper 360 Update for May 29, 2023
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- 2709 - 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.
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- 2708 - 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.
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- 2707 - 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.
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- 2706 - 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.
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- 2705 - 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.
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- 2704 - 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.
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- 2703 - 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.
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- 2702 - 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.
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- 2701 - 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.
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- 2700 - 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.
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- 2699 - 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.
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- 2698 - 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.
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- 2697 - 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.
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- 2696 - 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.
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- 2695 - 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.
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- 2694 - 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.
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- 2693 - 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.
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- 2692 - 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.
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- 2691 - 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.
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- 2690 - 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.
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- 2689 - 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.
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- 2688 - 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.
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- 2687 - 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.
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- 2686 - 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.
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- 2685 - 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.
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- 2684 - 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.
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- 2683 - 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.
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- 2682 - 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.
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- 2681 - 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.
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- 2680 - 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.
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- 2679 - 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.
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- 2678 - 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.”
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- 2677 - 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.
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- 2676 - 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.
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- 2675 - 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.
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- 2674 - 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.
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- 2673 - 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.
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- 2672 - 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.
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- 2671 - 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.
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- 2670 - Anderson Cooper 360 Update for April 4, 2023
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- 2669 - 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.
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- 2668 - 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.
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- 2667 - 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.”
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- 2666 - 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.
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- 2665 - 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.
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- 2664 - 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.
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- 2663 - 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.
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- 2662 - 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.
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- 2661 - 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.
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- 2660 - 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.
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- 2659 - 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.
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- 2658 - 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.
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- 2657 - 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.
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- 2656 - 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.
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- 2655 - 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.”
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- 2654 - 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.
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- 2653 - 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.
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- 2652 - 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.
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- 2651 - 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.
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- 2650 - 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.”
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- 2649 - 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.
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- 2648 - 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.
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- 2647 - 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.
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- 2646 - 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.
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- 2645 - 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.
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- 2644 - 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.
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- 2643 - 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.
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- 2642 - 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.
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- 2641 - 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.
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- 2640 - 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.
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- 2639 - 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.
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- 2638 - 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.
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- 2637 - 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.
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- 2636 - 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.
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- 2635 - 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.
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- 2634 - 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.
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- 2633 - 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.
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- 2632 - 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.
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- 2631 - 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.
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- 2630 - 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.
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- 2629 - 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.
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- 2628 - 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.
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- 2627 - 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.
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- 2626 - Hunter Biden calls for criminal probes into effort to “weaponize” laptop contents
Attorneys for Hunter Biden asked state and federal investigators to launch investigations into the people involved in disseminating the contents of his laptop. They allege the computer repair shop owner, Rudy Giuliani and a number of right-wing political figures committed computer and other criminal violations in their effort to “weaponize” the laptop contents against his father. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper he thinks this is an “aggressive but appropriate” move by Biden and his lawyers.
Plus, two witnesses in the Alex Murdaugh murder trial testified they are “100 percent” certain that Murdaugh’s voice is on a video prosecutors presented in court. Their testimony contradicts the former South Carolina attorney’s claim he wasn’t home when his son and wife were killed back in 2021. Defense attorney Joey Jackson joins AC360 to discuss the video and what this could mean for Murdaugh and his defense team.
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- 2625 - George Santos tells House GOP he wants off his committees until issues are resolved
Republican Rep. George Santos has told the House GOP conference that he wants to be off the Science, Space and Technology Committee, along with the Committee on Small Business until his issues are resolved. Federal prosecutors are investigating Santos’ finances while he faces calls to resigns over the lies about his education, career, heritage and religion. Former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh joins AC360 to discuss Santos stepping down from his committees and if he thinks House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had anything to do with it.
Plus, an initial police report filed in the hours after the Tyre Nichols traffic stop suggested he was violent and “started to fight” with officers. Video later released shows the 29-year-old Black man subdued on the ground while getting punched and kicked by Memphis Police officers. CNN Chief Law Enforcement and Intelligence Analyst John Miller is the former NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism. He tells Anderson Cooper whether he thinks the officers involved were attempting to cover up or downplay what happened the night they stopped Nichols.
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- 2624 - Two other Memphis officers were “relieved of duty” over Tyre Nichols’ death
Two more Memphis police officers were “relieved of duty” and three fire department workers were fired over the deadly beating of Tyre Nichols. Five former Memphis police officers who were involved in the traffic stop have already been charged with murder and kidnapping. Former U.S. Representative Val Demings was the Orlando Police Chief and has more than two decades of law enforcement experience. She tells Anderson Cooper that the evidence is “overwhelming” against the officers who are charged and they should have known that punching and kicking Nichols in the face “could cause death or great bodily harm.”
Plus, CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye joins AC360 from Walterboro, South Carolina where the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh continues. The once-prominent attorney is accused of killing his youngest son and wife back in 2021.
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- 2623 - Memphis releases deadly police beating videos
The city of Memphis released graphic videos of Tyre Nichols’ arrest that appears to show police hit the 29-year-old Black man nine times in four minutes. Nichols died three days after the arrest and beating. Five former Memphis police officers who were involved in the traffic stop have been charged with murder and kidnapping. Benjamin Crump is one of the attorneys for the Nichols’ family. He tells AC360 why the family wanted the public to see the videos. Plus, former NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller joins AC360 to discuss the graphic videos.
Guests: Benjamin Crump, John Miller
Airdate: January 27, 2023
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- 2622 - Five former Memphis police officers charged with murder and kidnapping in Tyre Nichols’ death
The five former Memphis police officers who were fired over their actions during the arrest of Tyre Nichols are facing murder and kidnapping charges. Authorities say Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, was hospitalized after a traffic stop and “confrontation” with Memphis police. He died three days after he was arrested. Antonio Romanucci is one of the attorneys representing the Nichols’ family. He tells AC360 how the family is feeling after the indictments. Plus, CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye joins AC360 from Walterboro, South Carolina where the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh is underway. The once-prominent attorney is accused of killing his youngest son and wife back in 2021.
Guests: Antonio Romanucci, Randi Kaye.
Airdate: January 26, 2023.
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- 2621 - Biden announces the U.S. is sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine
President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. is sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine to help prepare and fight the anticipated Russian offensive in the spring. Germany also pledged it will deliver 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukrainian fighters. Ukraine President Zelensky said the announcements from the Western allies proves “freedom is only getting stronger.” Retired Gen. Wesley Clark tells Anderson Cooper whether he thinks the U.S. is sending enough tanks and if they'll get to the Ukrainian fighters before potential Russian attacks in the spring.
Plus, Meta says former President Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts will be restored in the coming weeks, two years after suspending him in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol. CNN Correspondent Donie O'Sullivan joins AC360 to discuss what was behind Meta's decision.
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- 2620 - Classified documents found at former VP Pence’s Indiana home
Sources tell CNN that about a dozen documents marked as classified were found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home last week. The former Vice President is on the record saying he didn’t have any classified material in his possession. One of Pence’s lawyers found the documents and turned them over to the FBI. This discovery happened just a few days after additional classified materials were found at President Biden’s Wilmington residence. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper how concerned Americans should be for the safety and security of the country with these classified documents in the private homes of politicians.
Plus, three mass shootings in California since Saturday have taken the lives of at least 19 people. CNN National Correspondent Natasha Chen joins AC360 to give an update on the investigations.
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- 2619 - Death toll in Monterey Park mass shooting rises to 11 as investigators search for gunman’s motive
The death toll in the Monterey Park mass shooting has risen to 11 people, as investigators continue to search for the gunman’s motive. CNN has obtained never-before-seen video of the shooter and a man, Brandon Tsay, approaching him to try and wrestle the weapon away. Tsay was able to disarm the gunman and call the police. He tells Anderson Cooper he confronted the shooter because he needed to “save myself and the people inside.”
Plus, CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye joins AC360 from Colleton County, South Carolina to give an update on the first day of the Alex Murdaugh trial. He is charged with killing his wife and younger son. Prosecutors say Murdaugh committed the murders to cover up massive financial fraud that was beginning to unravel.
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- 2618 - People: Kohberger followed 3 female victims on Instagram; "repeatedly" messaged one
People Magazine is reporting that Bryan Kohberger, the 28-year-old who is charged with the murders of four University of Idaho students, followed the three female victims and “repeatedly” messaged one of them. The outlet also says Kohberger visited the restaurant where two of the students worked in the weeks before the killings. Mary Ellen O’Toole is a former FBI Special Agent and profiler. She tells Anderson Cooper if these reports could give investigators more insight into Kohberger’s motive.
Plus, legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor joins AC360 to remember his friend, David Crosby, who the world lost at 81-years-old.
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- 2617 - David Crosby, legendary singer and songwriter, dead at 81
David Crosby, one of the founding members of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has died at 81. A family spokesperson said “although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us.” Ron Brownstein is the author of "Rock Me on the Water: 1974 - The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television and Politics." He joins AC360 to talk about Crosby’s legacy and career as a singer and songwriter.
Plus, actor Alec Baldwin and the “Rust” armorer will both be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins back in 2021. Hutchins was struck and killed after Baldwin fired a live round of ammunition from a prop gun while on the set of the movie. The actor maintains he didn’t know the gun he fired contained a live round. Criminal defense attorney Mark O’Mara tells Anderson Cooper whether he thinks Baldwin will be held liable for Hutchins’ death.
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