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FBI search of Mar-a-Lago came after suspicions of withheld materials

CNN has learned the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago came after authorities believe that the former President or his team failed to return all the documents and other materials that were government property. Former federal judge Nancy Gertner reviewed search warrants as part of her duties while on the federal bench. She walks Anderson Cooper through the standard that needs to be met in order to sign off on a search warrant like this one. Plus, over the weekend the Senate passed the Inflation...


FBI executes search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

The FBI executed a search warrant at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Sources tell CNN the agents focused on the former President’s offices and personal quarters. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells AC360 how big of a deal this is. Plus, CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye brings AC360 a live report from near Mar-a-Lago. Guests: Andrew McCabe, Randi Kaye. Airdate: August 8, 2022 To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


Jury finds Alex Jones should pay $45.2 million to parents of Sandy Hook victim

A jury decided that ring-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay the parents of a Sandy Hook victim $45.2 million in punitive damages, a day after the jury awarded the parents $4.1 in compensatory damages. Plaintiffs Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin lost their son Jesse in the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut where 20 children and six adults were killed. They were seeking $150 million. CNN Senior Investigation Correspondent Drew Griffin joins AC360 to break down the jury’s...

Jury finds Alex Jones caused $4.1 million in damages to two Sandy Hook parents

A jury found that right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones caused parents of a Sandy Hook victim a little more than $4 million in compensatory damages, far less than the $150 million they were asking for. Scarlett Lewis and Neil Haslin lost their son Jesse Lewis in the 2012 shooting that killed 20 children and six adults. Elizabeth Williamson of the New York Times is the author of “Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth” and has been in court for the trial. She tells AC360...

Kansas votes to protect abortion rights in state constitution

President Biden signed an executive order aimed at safeguarding abortion just a day after CNN projected that voters in Kansas decided to reject a proposed amendment and keep the right to an abortion in their state’s constitution. Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren tells Anderson Cooper what the Kansas outcome says about where the issue is headed in the midterms and beyond. Plus, Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis lost their son Jesse in the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting and won a default judgment...

Primary night in five states with Trump looming large in many key races

Voters in five states—Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Washington and Kansas—head to the polls with less than 100 days until the November general election. Some 2020 election deniers are on the ballot in two swing states. CNN Chief National Correspondent John King joins AC360 to break down the key races. Plus, CNN has learned that January 6 text messages were wiped from phones of key Trump Pentagon officials. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper that “in the absolute...


U.S. kills al Qaeda leader in drone strike in Afghanistan

The United States killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike. President Biden confirmed his death and warned others saying, “if you are a threat to our people, the United States will find you and take you out.” CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward joins AC360 to discuss Zawahiri’s killing and the future of al Qaeda. Plus, the Kentucky flooding death toll has risen to 37 as hundreds remain unaccounted for. Nathan Day tells Anderson Cooper how he helped rescue...


Former WH acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Jan. 6 committee

Former acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney testified in front of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Mulvaney told CNN he was asked about tweets and texts he sent on the day of the insurrection and his involvement in Trump’s campaign. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger is a member of the committee and tells Anderson Cooper the American people “deserve answers” and they “deserve transparency.” Plus, CNN Senior Correspondent Joe Johns gives...


January 6 committee zeroes in on former Trump cabinet officials

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol is zeroing in on members of former President Trump’s Cabinet and wants to learn more about the conversations around possibly invoking the 25th amendment. The panel recently interviewed former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren is a member of the committee and tells Anderson Cooper how cooperative these latest witnesses have been. Plus, at least eight people are dead in eastern Kentucky...


Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson cooperating with DOJ investigation

Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson is cooperating with the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into the January 6 attack on the Capitol and the efforts to interfere with the 2020 presidential election. Laurence Tribe is a Harvard Law School professor and the co-author of "To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment." He joins AC360 to discuss the scope and focus of the federal investigation. Plus, CNN has exclusively learned that the Biden administration has offered...


AG Merrick Garland doesn’t rule out charging Trump and others in January 6 probe

Attorney General Merrick Garland isn’t ruling out charging former President Trump and others for their role in the January 6 attack on the Capitol or for attempting to interfere in the presidential election. Mick Mulvaney is the former acting chief of staff for President Trump. He joins AC360 to discuss Garland’s comments. Plus, in Trump’s first trip back to Washington, DC since leaving office he outlined a harsh criminal justice agenda for the Republican Party saying the country needs to...


Marc Short testifies in front of federal grand jury investigating January 6

A source tells CNN former Vice President Pence’s Chief of Staff Marc Short testified last week in front of a federal grand jury investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Former federal prosecutor and CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin tells Anderson Cooper why Short testifying is a “big deal.” Plus, after a weekend filled with extreme, record breaking heat in the Northeast, CNN Correspondent Gary Tuchman brings AC360 to the hottest place on Earth: Death Valley, California to...


Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon found guilty of contempt of Congress for defying Jan. 6 committee subpoena

A federal jury reached a unanimous guilty verdict on the two contempt of Congress charges in the case against Steve Bannon, a former aide to President Trump. CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin and CNN Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin discuss the verdict and what it could mean for getting cooperation from future January 6 committee hearing witnesses. Plus, the committee held their eighth hearing which revealed audio exchanges between former Vice President Pence’s secret...


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Rep. Raskin: Jan 6 cmte. will show outtakes from Trump's Jan. 7 remarks, when aides pressed him to condemn the violence

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack is preparing a primetime finale, with a focus on the 187 minutes during which former President Trump “refused to act to defend the Capitol as a violent mob stormed the Capitol," according to committee aides. Maryland Democratic Congressman and House Select Committee member Jamie Raskin tells Anderson Cooper about snippets of video he says they will play from Trump speaking on January 7. Congressman Raskin also raised the...


Steve Bannon’s trial begins

Long-time Trump ally Steve Bannon is on trial on contempt of Congress charges for failing to comply with subpoenas from the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection. Anderson talks about the case with CNN Contributor and former Watergate star witness John Dean, who served as White House Counsel in the Nixon Administration, and CNN senior political correspondent Abby Phillip. Also, heat alerts cover more than 20 states today and tomorrow across the Southern Plains and parts...


Uvalde shooting report and new video reveal failures in law enforcement response

Just one day after a Texas House investigative committee released a preliminary report outlining a series of failures by multiple law enforcement agencies in their response at the scene, the school board is holding a meeting in Uvalde, Texas where angry families and community members are asking for accountability. Plus, more video from inside Robb Elementary School, unseen until now, reveals footage from Uvalde Police Officer Justin Mendoza’s body camera. CNN’s Crime and Justice...


DHS investigator meets with January 6 committee about Secret Service texts

The Department of Homeland Security inspector general briefed the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol about the Secret Service erasing text messages from the day of the insurrection and the day before. Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren is a member of the committee. She tells Anderson Cooper if the explanation of the missing texts makes any more sense after the meeting. Plus, conservative attorney George Conway joins AC360 to discuss the possibility of Trump...


DC police officer in Trump Jan. 6 motorcade corroborates details of heated Secret Service exchange to committee

A source tells CNN that a Washington, DC police officer who was in the motorcade with former President Trump on January 6 has corroborated to the House Select Committee investigating the insurrection, the details of the heated exchange between the former President and his Secret Service detail when he was told he couldn’t go to the Capitol. Cassidy Hutchinson first bought up the alleged incident during her testimony in front of the committee. CNN Congressional Correspondent Ryan Nobles tells...


January 6 Committee: Next hearing focused on the 187 minutes inside the White House

A January 6 committee member tells CNN that next week’s hearing will focus on former President Trump’s behavior and actions inside the White House while the insurrection was happening at the Capitol. Denver Riggleman is a former Republican U.S. Representative and was a Senior Technical Adviser to the House Select Committee. He tells Anderson Cooper how much he thinks former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone’s testimony bolsters the evidence that the committee has about Trump’s actions or...