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Anderson Cooper brings you highlights from CNN's premier nightly news program AC360.

1220 Episodes

Trump Lawyer Challenges Michael Cohen’s Memory

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

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2024

Trump Defense Team Thursday Will Focus On Challenging What Cohen Said In His Direct Testimony

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

Published: 16 May 2024

Day 17 in the Trump Hush Money Trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

Michael Cohen Testifies in Trump's Hush Money Trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

Day 15 in the Trump Hush Money Trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 11 May 2024

Day 14 in the Trump Hush Money Trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

Trump Trial Lookahead

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

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

Stormy Daniels Testifies in Trump's Hush Money Trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

Day 12 in the Trump Hush Money Trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

Takeaways From Day 11 in Trump Hush Money Trial

Anderson was inside the courtroom for part of former President Trump’s hush money trial today. He and the panel discuss the key moments from the testimony of former Trump aide Hope Hicks. Anderson also talks with one of the courtroom sketch artists who he saw capturing the historic scenes from the trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 May 2024

Day Six of Testimony in Trump's Historic Hush Money Trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2024

UCLA Chancellor’s Office Will Investigate Violence on Campus Tuesday Night

Tonight, exclusive bodycam footage showing police officers removing protesters from Columbia's campus. CNN’s John Miller, who obtained the footage, and Columbia graduate student and CNN reporter Julia Vargas Jones, who brought us exclusive reporting from campus last night, discuss the NYPD’s response and new footage with Anderson. Plus, Congresswoman Majorie Taylor Greene says next week she'll pull the trigger on a vote to oust House Speaker Johnson. CNN's Manu Raju has the latest on the continuing GOP chaos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

Judge Finds Trump in Contempt For Violating Gag Order; Fined $9,000

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

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

Columbia, Cornell Start Suspending Student Protesters

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

Transcribed - Published: 30 April 2024

On Day 8 of Trump New York Hush Money Trial, Jury Heard From Two New Witnesses

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

Transcribed - Published: 27 April 2024

Ex-publisher Details Tabloid Tactics in NY Criminal Hush Money Trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2024

Former National Enquirer Publisher David Pecker Continues Testimony Tomorrow in Trump Trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 25 April 2024

David Pecker details how AMI helped Trump in 2016 campaign

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

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

Trump's Hush Money Criminal Trial Continued Monday, with Opening Statements and the First Witness Taking the Stand

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

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

All jurors and alternates have been selected for Trump's historic New York criminal trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 20 April 2024

Jury is set for Trump's New York hush money case

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

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2024

If Trump testifies at NY criminal trial, prosecutors want to use his legal history to discredit him to the jury

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

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2024

7 jurors selected after day 2 of Trump hush money trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

Jury selection begins in the New York hush money criminal trial of the former president

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

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2024

Trump says he would testify in his New York criminal hush money trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 13 April 2024

O.J. Simpson, football star whose murder trial captivated the country, dies at 76

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

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2024

NY appeals court judge denies Donald Trump's latest attempt to delay his hush money trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2024

Arizona Supreme Court rules state must adhere to Civil War-era law, banning nearly all abortions

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

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

Total solar eclipse sweeps across North America

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

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

Rare 4.8 magnitude quake rattles Northeast

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

Transcribed - Published: 6 April 2024

Judge Cannon rejects a bid by Trump to dismiss criminal charges in classified documents case

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

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2024

Judge denies Trump’s motion to delay NY hush money trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2024

Trump attorneys renew request for Juge Merchan to recuse himself in hush money trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

Judge expands gag order in Trump hush money case

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

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

Potential VP pick once attacked Trump, CNN's KFILE finds

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

Transcribed - Published: 30 March 2024

How the Baltimore bridge disaster unfolded, minute-by-minute

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

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2024

6 people presumed dead, after cargo ship lost power and collided with Baltimore bridge

At 1:28am early Tuesday morning, a cargo ship collided into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, causing the bridge to collapse. Two people who were part of a construction crew working on the bridge were rescued, but six others are now presumed dead after the Coast Guard announced search and rescue efforts were suspended. Baltimore City Fire Chief James Wallace spoke to Anderson Cooper about the tragedy, and the difficulties his crew face navigating the wreck. Plus, Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced today that Silicon Valley attorney and entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan is his running mate. CNN's Gary Tuchman spoke to some of RFK Jr.'s supporters to get their thoughts on his VP pick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 27 March 2024

Trump says he would have "no problem" testifying in NY hush money trial

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

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

“A huge shock”: Catherine, Princess of Wales, announces she has cancer

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

Transcribed - Published: 23 March 2024

Report: Pres. Trump warned Vice President Pence that refusing to overturn the 2020 election results would be a "career killer”

The New York Times is reporting that on the morning of January 6, 2021, President Donald Trump warned Vice President Mike Pence by phone that it would be a "career killer" if Pence defied him and certified the 2020 election results. According to the the Times, that came from congressional testimony by the then-White House valet. The New York Times congressional correspondent Luke Broadwater shares the byline on the story and speaks to AC360. Plus, new video from the southern border shows authorities struggling to control a large group of migrants. Customs and Border Protection later said the "situation is under control," and additional personnel has been deployed following the incident. Ed Lavandera has the latest from El Paso, Texas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2024

“Not nearly as valuable as defendants claim”

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

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

Trump asks Supreme Court for absolute immunity on election charges

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

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

Trump's lawyers tell NY appeals court that the former president is unable to make bond

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

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

Haiti extends curfew until Sunday amid rising gang violence

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

Transcribed - Published: 16 March 2024

Verdict in the James Crumbley case

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

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2024

Is TikTok about to be banned?

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

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

Biden clinches 2024 Democratic nomination; Trump closes in on sealing GOP’s

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

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

Exclusive: “Trump Employee 5,” who unknowingly helped move classified documents, speaks out

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

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

Trump posts nearly $92 million bond in E. Jean Carroll defamation case

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

Transcribed - Published: 9 March 2024

What comes next after Biden and Trump dominate on Super Tuesday

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

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2024

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