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Florida Hearing in Trump Classified Documents Case Devolves Into Shouting Match Anderson Cooper 360
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 directo...Show morer 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.
May 23, 2024
Donald Trump’s Defense Rests Its Case in Hush Money Criminal Trial Anderson Cooper 360
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 accoun...Show moret 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.
May 22, 2024
Judge Clears Courtroom in Trump Hush Money Trial Anderson Cooper 360
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.
May 21, 2024
Trump Lawyer Challenges Michael Cohen’s Memory Anderson Cooper 360
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.
May 17, 2024
Trump Defense Team Thursday Will Focus On Challenging What Cohen Said In His Direct Testimony Anderson Cooper 360
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 Pres...Show moreident'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."
May 16, 2024
Day 17 in the Trump Hush Money Trial Anderson Cooper 360
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.
May 15, 2024
Michael Cohen Testifies in Trump's Hush Money Trial Anderson Cooper 360
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 testim...Show moreony 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.
May 14, 2024
Day 15 in the Trump Hush Money Trial Anderson Cooper 360
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.
May 11, 2024
Day 14 in the Trump Hush Money Trial Anderson Cooper 360
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.
May 10, 2024
Trump Trial Lookahead Anderson Cooper 360
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.
May 9, 2024
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