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Hurricane Ian forecast called “near worst-case scenario” for Tampa area

Hurricane Ian has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it barrels toward Florida with a meteorologist at the National Weather Service saying it could be “something we haven’t seen in our lifetime.” The current forecast track has Ian heading toward the Tampa Bay region and officials are saying the area could see 10 to 15 inches of rain. CNN Meteorologist Tom Sater joins AC360 to give the latest on the storm’s track and how dangerous the storm surge could be. Plus, a NASA spacecraft has...


Trump wages secret court battle to block January 6 info

Sources exclusively tell CNN that former President Trump’s attorneys are fighting a secret court battle to block a federal grand jury from gathering information about his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Former White House adviser and lawyer Eric Herschmann was subpoenaed by the grand jury but his testimony was postponed after Trump’s lawyers asked a judge to recognize the former President’s privilege claims and the right to confidentiality. CNN Senior Legal Analyst and...


Trump: President can declassify docs “even by thinking about it”

Former President Trump claimed that “if you’re the President of the United States you can declassify just by saying it’s declassified” and “even by thinking about it.” CNN Legal Analyst Norm Eisen explains the process of declassifying documents to Anderson Cooper and says “even a President has to submit to the law.” Plus, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi withdrew from a long-planned interview with CNN’s Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour after she “politely declined” a...


NY AG accuses Trump and his three children of fraud

New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against former President Trump, three of his adult children and the Trump Organization, accusing them of fraud touching all aspects of the Trump business, including its properties and golf courses. David Cay Johnston is an investigative reporter and the author of “The Big Cheat: How Donald Trump Fleeced America and Enriched Himself and His Family.” He tells Anderson Cooper the accusation “lines up perfectly” with the former President’s...


Special master questions Trump claims about declassifying Mar-a-Lago docs

The special master overseeing the FBI’s seizure of documents from Mar-a-Lago questioned former President Trump’s claims that the documents were declassified. Judge Raymond Dearie told Trump’s lawyers that if they don’t make a case that the evidence was declassified, he would determine they’re classified. CNN National Security and Legal Analyst Carrie Cordero tells Anderson Cooper what she makes of the Trump team’s refusal to go on the record in front of the special master with its claims...


Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest in Windsor after final procession

Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral took place in London at Westminster Abbey and was followed by a procession to Windsor where she was laid to rest at the King George VI Memorial Chapel. She was buried with her late husband, The Duke of Edinburgh and alongside her father King George VI, mother Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and sister Princess Margaret. CNN Royal Historian Kate Williams joins Anderson Cooper from Windsor to discuss the outpouring of emotion she’s seen for the monarchy and...


DeSantis vows Florida will transport more migrants from border to other states

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is vowing to use “every penny” of the $12 million his state budgeted to relocate migrants to other states saying “these are just the beginning efforts.” Officials say the migrants DeSantis sent to Martha’s Vineyard from Texas are now at a military base on Cape Cod to receive shelter and humanitarian support. Deval Patrick is a former Democratic governor of Massachusetts. He tells Anderson Cooper “it’s wrong” to treat human beings as props in a political...


White House: Governors sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard and DC is “cruel stint”

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis admitted to sending two planes carrying migrants to Martha’s Vineyard while Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said his state intentionally sent two buses of migrants to the Vice President’s home in Washington, DC. The White House called the acts a “cruel, premeditated political stunt.” It’s the latest in a series of moves by Republicans governors to send migrants to liberal areas of the country to protest the lack of southern border security. Former Congressman Charlie...


Queen Elizabeth lies in state at Westminster Hall

Queen Elizabeth II is now lying in state at Westminster Hall after her coffin made the journey from Buckingham Palace with a procession that included King Charles II, his siblings Andrew, Edward and Anne and his sons, Prince William and Harry. Members of the public can view Her Majesty until her funeral Monday. Robert Hardman is a columnist for the Daily Mail and the author of “Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II.” He tells Anderson Cooper he thinks it was very important to...


Queen Elizabeth’s coffin arrives at Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth II’s family received her coffin as it arrived at Buckingham Palace where it will rest in the Bow Room overnight. It’ll be moved to Westminster Hall tomorrow where she’ll lie in state until her funeral on Monday, September 19. Her only daughter, Princess Anne, accompanied her on her final flight saying it was “an honour and privilege” to accompany her mother on her final journey. John Bridcut is an English documentary filmmaker and the director and producer of “Elizabeth at...


Ukraine makes stunning gains, sending Russians into retreat

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukrainian forces have recaptured more than 2,300 square miles in the east and south of the country. A senior U.S. military official says the Russians have “largely ceded their gains to the Ukrainians” in the Kharkiv region. CNN Senior International Correspondent Sam Kiley is on the ground near Kharkiv and is visiting one of the liberated villages. He gives AC360 an update on what he’s been hearing on the ground. Plus, the Justice Department has...


King Charles III honors mother's "life well lived" in first speech

In his first address since Queen Elizabeth’s passing, King Charles III honored his mother’s “life well lived” and renewed her “promise of lifelong service.” Robert Hardman is the author of the "Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II." He tells Anderson Cooper what he expects to see from King Charles in the coming days and weeks. Plus, CNN Senior International Correspondent Matthew Chance joins AC360 from Buckingham Palace where he’s been talking to people as they mourn Queen...


Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96, bringing a close to her reign that spanned seven decades. Her eldest son, Charles, immediately became King of the United Kingdom. CNN Royal Historian Kate Williams joins AC360 to discuss the life and legacy of Her Majesty. Plus, author and playwright Bonnie Greer tells Anderson Cooper why she thinks Queen Elizabeth was so loved by people from around the world. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Trump: Nuclear weapons issue is a “hoax”

Former President Trump says the Washington Post’s reporting that FBI agents found material on foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities at his Mar-a-Lago residence is a “hoax.” The Post reports that some documents were so sensitive that they were kept under lock and key. Retired Lt. Gen. James Clapper is the former Director of National Intelligence. He explains to AC360 the possible national security risk for the U.S. if an adversary did gain access to the documents. Plus, former President...


Introducing: All There Is with Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper takes us on a deeply personal exploration of loss and grief. He starts recording while packing up the apartment of his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt. Going through her journals and keepsakes, as well as things left behind by his father and brother, Cooper begins a series of emotional and moving conversations about the people we lose, the things they leave behind, and how to live on - with loss, with laughter, and with love. The first episode will launch on September...


Washington Post: Material on foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities seized at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

The Washington Post is reporting that FBI agents found material on foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. Washington Post reporter Devlin Barrett joins AC360 to discuss what he’s learned about the search on August 8th and what law enforcement found. Plus, newly obtained surveillance video shows a Republican county official in Georgia, who is currently under criminal investigation for posing as a fake elector in 2020, leading two operatives...


Judge grants Trump request for special master in Mar-a-Lago probe

A federal judge approved former President Trump’s request to appoint a special master to review all the evidence the FBI seized last month from his Mar-a-Lago resort. Former federal judge Nancy Gertner walks AC360 through what she thinks the process and timing of appointing a special master will look like. Plus, CNN National Correspondent Gary Tuchman gives AC360 an update on the search for Liza Fletcher, the 34-year-old mother of two who was last seen jogging in Memphis, Tennessee Friday...


President Biden's shifting tone

President Biden warned about former President Trump’s influence on “MAGA Republicans” during his speech Thursday night suggesting the future of American democracy was at risk. The speech also highlighted a shift in his tone just weeks before the midterms. Biden has ramped up his criticism of the former president and his followers. But the White House insists his message was not political. CNN political analyst and journalist Carl Bernstein joins AC360 to give his take on Biden’s speech. To...


President Biden gives primetime speech on threats to democracy

President Joe Biden delivered a sober assessment of American democracy during a rare prime-time address in Philadelphia on Thursday, warning that Donald Trump and his closest political allies are threatening to take the country backwards. Perspective from CNN Senior Law Enforcement Analyst and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, CNN National Politics Reporter Eva McKend, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins and CNN Contributor Evan Osnos. To learn more about how CNN...


Trump responds in court to blockbuster DOJ filing about Mar-a-Lago investigation

Former President Donald Trump has formally responded in court to the Justice Department’s filing on Tuesday night, which revealed new details about the Mar-a-Lago investigation. Trump’s lawyers argued in their court filing Wednesday night that the National Archives should have expected to find classified material among the 15 boxes Trump turned over in January because they were presidential records. They also argue the Justice Department “significantly mischaracterized” a June 3 visit by DOJ...