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Trump’s impeachment trial delayed until February

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that former President Trump’s impeachment trial won’t begin until February 9, giving time for the Senate to confirm Pres. Joe Biden’s Cabinet. A growing number of Republicans have expressed confidence that the party will acquit the former President. Democratic Congressman. Jim Himes joins AC360 to react to the trial delay and says “it’s the best play against a pretty tough hand here.” Plus, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is privately...


Fauci: Working with Biden is “liberating” compared to working with Trump

Pres. Joe Biden rolled out a national strategy to combat Covid-19 in his first full day in office. Biden said his plan is “based on science, not politics” and was developed with input from Dr. Anthony Fauci and other experts. In his return to the White House briefing room, Dr. Fauci told reporters working with Biden is a “liberating feeling.” Dr. Leana Wen is an Emergency Room Physician and is the former Baltimore Health Commissioner. She tells Anderson Cooper the Biden administration’s goal...


Biden as U.S. hits 400,000 deaths: “To heal, we must remember”

On the eve of being inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, and in front of a memorial remembering the more than 400,000 lives lost to Covid-19, President-elect Joe Biden calls on Americans to “shine the lights in the darkness.” Meanwhile, sources tell CNN that Pres. Trump is spending the final hours of his presidency secluded in the White House with a muted demeanor. The President and First Lady are breaking with tradition by leaving the White House without greeting the...


Trump’s final days: hiding in the White House and focused on pardons

Pres. Trump has been hiding in the White House and spending his final days as Commander-in-Chief focusing on about 100 pardons and commutations he’s expected to issue in his last full day in office. Trump hasn’t been seen since his trip to Texas nearly a week ago but sources tell CNN he’s taped a farewell message touting his accomplishments. New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist Thomas Friedman joins AC360 to discuss Trump’s final days in office and what his legacy will be. Plus, the...


Pentagon authorizes 25,000 National Guard members for inauguration

The Pentagon has authorized up to 25,000 National Guard members for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration as the nation braces for more possible violence after the deadly Capitol Hill riots. After a FBI bulletin warned of armed protests in all 50 state capitols in the days leading up to January 20th, the National Guard Bureau said “every state, territory and the District of Columbia will have National Guard men and women supporting the inauguration.” Jonathan Wackrow was a Secret Service...


Trump consumed by the unraveling of his presidency as Senate trial looms

One day after being impeached for the second time, Pres. Trump has been lashing out at aides, allies and lawyers trying to protect him from criminal exposure following his role in inciting the violence on Capitol Hill that left five people dead. Sources tell CNN he’s grown more and more worried about what legal and financial woes may be waiting for him once he leaves the protection of the presidency. Anthony Scaramucci worked briefly in the Trump White House as Communications Director. He...


Pres. Trump impeached for the second time

Donald Trump became the first U.S. President to be impeached twice. Ten Republicans sided with the Democrats as a senior Trump adviser says “it all came crashing down” because the President “could never tell the truth.” Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff was the lead impeachment manager during the 2019 impeachment trial. He tells Anderson Cooper he would have liked to see more than ten Republicans recognize the severity of what Trump did. Plus, sources tell CNN Trump is in “self-pity mode” as he...


GOP Rep. Liz Cheney: I will vote to impeach Pres. Trump

Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking House leader, announced she will vote to impeach Pres. Trump saying “there has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.” Cheney is one of three House Republicans who say they will vote to impeach Trump. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he thinks the President committed impeachable offenses and impeaching him will make it easier to get...


Acting DHS Secretary resigns as FBI issues chilling warning

Chad Wolf, the acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary, announced his resignation after instructing the U.S. Secret Service to begin National Special Security Event operations for the inauguration a week early. Meanwhile, the FBI issued a chilling warning about “armed protests” planned at the U.S. Capitol and all 50 state capitols. The FBI is also tracking threats against President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Jonathan Wackrow...


Twitter permanently suspends Pres. Trump’s Twitter account

Twitter announced that Pres. Trump’s account is permanently suspended “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” Meanwhile, the White House is in “crisis management” mode and lawyers are being consulted about a potential impeachment. George Conway, a conservative lawyer and co-founder of the Lincoln Project, has been a staunch critic of the President. He joins AC360 to react to Trump’s permanent suspension and the possibility of getting impeached again. Plus, House Speaker Nancy...


Trump condemns Capitol Hill violence day after telling rioters “we love you”

Pres. Trump released a video message hours after defending rioters saying “I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem.” This comes a day after telling the same people “We have to have peace. So go home. We love you. You're very special." Democratic leadership is weighing a quick impeachment vote if Vice President Pence doesn’t use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders joins AC360 to react to the President’s latest message and says the...


U.S. Capitol secured, woman dead after rioters storm the halls of Congress to try and block Biden’s win

Lawmakers reconvened on Capitol Hill to count electoral college votes after supporters of Pres. Trump stormed the halls of the Capitol, engulfing it in chaos. One woman died after being shot in the chest on Capitol grounds. Multiple officers were injured and at least one had to be taken the hospital. Former Pres. Barack Obama reacted to the violence saying “history will rightly remember today's violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about...


WH Adviser: Trump’s call to Georgia Secretary of State was “crazy” and a “mistake”

A top Georgia election official methodically shot down a list of election conspiracy theories Pres. Trump aired in a phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. In the one-hour call Trump is heard pressuring Raffensperger, who is also a Republican, to “find” votes to overturn the election in Georgia and touted baseless election fraud claims multiple times. Democratic Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy joins AC360 to react to the President’s efforts to overturn the election...


CDC: Nearly 2.8 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered

The CDC says nearly 2.8 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administrated despite Operation Warp Speed’s goal of 20 million by the end of the year. The White House coronavirus testing czar admits “we need to be doing a better job” with the vaccine rollout. Olivia Troye is a former Covid-19 Task Force Adviser to Vice President Mike Pence and she joins AC360 to discuss the vaccine rollout. Plus, Republican Senator Josh Hawley says he’s planning to delay the affirmation of President-elect...


Fauci: “I think we just have to assume that it’s going to get worse”

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns that recent holiday travel could make January even worse than December when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic adding the surge has just gotten out of control in many respects. U.S. officials promised 20 million vaccine shots in American’s arms by the end of December but only 2.1 million vaccines have been administered so far. President-elect Joe Biden says President Trump's plan to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine is "falling far behind." Kathleen Sebelius is the...


Pres. Trump gambling with dollars and lives

The House of Representatives passes a bill with larger relief checks for coronavirus relief pushed by Pres. Trump, which the Senate has previously opposed. Rep. Adam Kinzinger speaks out about the divisive and unpredictable politics right now in Congress. Also, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate candidate, Jon Ossoff, speaks to AC360 about his battle against incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue. Plus, as America sets a new high for current Covid-19 hospitalizations, Dr. Leana Wen...


Trump issues more pardons including to his former campaign chairman and Jared Kushner’s father

Pres. Trump pardons former Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, for longtime ally Roger Stone and Jared Kushner’s father Charles Kushner along with 23 others. Andrew Weissman who led the prosecution of Paul Manafort for the Special Counsel’s Office at the Justice Department reacts. Former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean and CNN Legal analyst Carrie Cordero also weigh in. Also, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks out about tonight’s pardons...


Trump issues series of pardons including to former GOP Congressmen

Pres. Trump issued a series of pardons that includes two former GOP Congressmen and two men who pleaded guilty in Robert Mueller’s investigation. Among the pardons are former Republican Congressmen Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins and former campaign aide George Papadopoulos. These are the first of what is expected to be a flurry of pardons and commutations in the coming weeks as Trump gets ready to leave the White House. James Clapper is the former Director of National Intelligence and also...


Trump meets with lawmakers to push election fraud claims

Pres. Trump is meeting with lawmakers to push his false election fraud claims. Some in the White House fear the finals days of the Trump presidency saying “no one is sure where this is heading.” Conspiracist lawyer Sidney Powell, who was dumped from his official legal team, along with fired national security adviser Michael Flynn and onetime chief strategist Steve Bannon have found themselves in the Oval Office or on the phone advising the President on how to reverse his election loss, even...


Covid-19 Model: 562,000 deaths in U.S. by April 1

An influential Covid-19 model from the University of Washington predicts there will be 562,000 deaths by April 1st. If 95% of people wore masks, 55,000 lives could be saved. Dr. Chris Murray is the director of the group at the University of Washington that’s been working on these models throughout the pandemic. He joins AC360 to discuss when he thinks the vaccines will make a major dent on the daily death rate. Plus, the FDA has issued emergency use authorization for Moderna’s Covid-19...