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#1245

Two Senators & One Governor Touted For VP By Key Trump Allies

New reporting tonight on who Donald Trump might be considering as his running mate. Three different names are being touted by some of his key allies. Plus, two NASA astronauts are currently stuck at the International Space Station as engineers look over issues with their Boeing Starliner spacecraft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Jun 2024

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22 Jun 2024


#1244

Bannon Vows Trump's Enemies Will Be Prosecuted If He Wins Another Term

Former President Trump is talking plenty about revenge lately. Now he’s taking it one step further by amplifying calls for chasing down perceived opponents. So are some of his allies. And, for the first time, one of his most prominent targets is responding on 360. Plus, the remarkable rescue of two beluga whales from war-torn Kharkiv, Ukraine to another aquarium in Spain. CNN's Salma Abdelaziz has the story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

21 Jun 2024

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21 Jun 2024


#1243

At Least Two Dead in New Mexico Wildfires, Thousands Evacuate

A second person has died as a result of the fast-spreading wildfires in New Mexico. The flames are tearing through tribal land and villages, with the South Fork Fire forcing at least 8,000 people to evacuate their homes. Plus, CNN’s Ryan Young looks back at the legendary life and career of baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays who has died at the age 93. His passing has created new significance around a series of games Major League Baseball will hold at Alabama’s historic Rickwood Field, where Juneteenth celebrations are under way.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Jun 2024

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20 Jun 2024


#1242

Former President Trump Seeks Political Payback In Virginia Primary Race

It's primary night in three states, including Virginia where one race is getting national attention. GOP Rep. Bob Good, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is hoping to fend off an opponent backed by the former President. Plus, Russian President Vladimir Putin sets foot on North Korean soil for the first time in 24 years for two days of talks with Kim Jong Un.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Jun 2024

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19 Jun 2024


#1241

New Biden campaign Ad Slams Trump As "Convicted Criminal"

With 10 days until the first 2024 presidential debate, airing on CNN, the Biden and Trump teams are ramping up their attacks. Biden's campaign released a new ad slamming the former president as a "convicted criminal." Meanwhile, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon spoke to supporters in Detroit, and said "November 5th is Judgment Day, January 20, 2025 is Accountability Day." Plus, two major wildfires are scorching parts of California and a dangerous heat wave is building up over the Midwest and Northeast.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Jun 2024

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47:05

18 Jun 2024


#1240

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Making Good Progress Against Cancer

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

15 Jun 2024

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15 Jun 2024


#1239

Former President Trump Praised "Tremendous Unity" Among GOP Lawmakers After DC Meetings

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

14 Jun 2024

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47:19

14 Jun 2024


#1238

NYPD Arrest Man With Tools Of Mayhem In Vehicle

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

13 Jun 2024

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45:32

13 Jun 2024


#1237

Hunter Biden Found Guilty On All 3 Counts

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

12 Jun 2024

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12 Jun 2024


#1236

Trump Calls January 6 Rioters “Warriors” and “Victims”

Hunter Biden’s fate in the federal gun trial is now the in the hands of a Delaware jury. A look at how the prosecution and defense did in making their case. Then, the latest in a string of CNN exclusives on decades of sexual abuse at the United States Coast Guard Academy. Also, four Israeli hostages were freed in a special operation in central Gaza according to the IDF. Plus, Donald Trump is calling the inmates connected to the events of January 6th victims.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Jun 2024

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11 Jun 2024


#1235

President Biden Gives Speech At Historic Pointe de Hoc

President Biden gave a speech at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy on Friday, warning about the dangers of isolationism. Historian Garrett Graff and Protect Democracy editor Amanda Carpenter join Anderson to discuss. And New York Times opinion columnist Frank Bruni joins Anderson to discuss the 2024 presidential election and why he says it's a mistake to think Donald Trump can't win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Jun 2024

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47:29

08 Jun 2024


#1234

Trump Again Suggests He Would Try To Prosecute His Political Opponents If Re-elected

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

07 Jun 2024

47 MINS

47:19

07 Jun 2024


#1233

Georgia Appeals Court Pauses Trump 2020 Election Case

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

06 Jun 2024

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06 Jun 2024


#1232

Trump Asks Judge to Terminate Gag Order in Hush Money Case

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

05 Jun 2024

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47:30

05 Jun 2024


#1231

The state of play for Republicans and Democrats Amid Hunter Biden and Trump Trials

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

04 Jun 2024

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46:23

04 Jun 2024


#1230

What Comes Next For Former President Trump?

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

01 Jun 2024

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01 Jun 2024


#1229

Donald Trump Found Guilty of 34 Felonies in Criminal Hush Money Trial

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

31 May 2024

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31 May 2024


#1228

First Day of Jury Deliberations in Trump New York Hush Money Trial

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

30 May 2024

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45:29

30 May 2024


#1227

Closing Arguments End in Trump Hush Money Trial

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

29 May 2024

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29 May 2024


#1226

Jury Instructions Delivered to Prosecution, Defense in Trump Hush Money Trial

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

25 May 2024

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44:59

25 May 2024


#1225

Trump Holds Campaign Rally in the Bronx to Court Black, Latino Voters

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

24 May 2024

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24 May 2024


#1224

Florida Hearing in Trump Classified Documents Case Devolves Into Shouting Match

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

23 May 2024

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46:05

23 May 2024


#1223

Donald Trump’s Defense Rests Its Case in Hush Money Criminal Trial

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

22 May 2024

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47:13

22 May 2024


#1222

Judge Clears Courtroom in Trump Hush Money Trial

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

21 May 2024

47 MINS

47:27

21 May 2024


#1221

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] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

17 May 2024

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47:51

17 May 2024