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Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) speaks out after pleading not guilty to 13 federal charges. If convicted, Santos could face up to 20 years in prison for the top counts he faces. Also, authorities are making last minute preparations at the southern border as Title 42 is set to expire in one day. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas joins to answer how the Biden administration intends to respond. Plus, Donald Trump is just hours away from facing questions at a CNN town hall one day after a jury found him liable for sexual abuse and defamation.
May 11, 2023
Donald Trump has been found liable for sexually abusing and defaming the writer E. Jean Carroll. We’re getting new reaction to the jury’s verdict and the order for Trump to pay up to $5 million in damages. Plus, CNN has learned that federal criminal charges have been filed against Republican Rep. George Santos amid investigations into his astonishing pattern of lies and fabrications. Also, President Biden and congressional leaders wrap up critical talks at the White House on raising the nation’s debt limit.
May 9, 2023
Disturbing new details on the gunman who slaughtered eight people in an outlet mall in Texas. New information on his military background, his firearms training, and signs he might have been motivated by right-wing extremism. We’re also tracking the situation on both sides of the southern border as officials race for the expiration of Title 42. What the end of a the Trump-era policy means for the expected surge of migration. Also, E. Jean Carroll’s civil rape trial against Donald Trump is nearing an end as the jury is expected to begin deliberations tomorrow.
May 9, 2023
Stunning new video in of Donald Trump answering questions under oath about E. Jean Carroll’s rape accusation. We’ll share the footage that could make or break the civil trial against the former president. Plus, the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States joins to address the claim from the Russian mercenary group Wagner that they are pulling forces out of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut.
May 6, 2023
The U.S. attorney general is touting major criminal convictions in connection with January 6th. Four members of the far-right Proud Boys have been found guilty of seditious conspiracy. Also, as Russia vows revenge for an alleged drone attack on the Kremlin, it is now casting blame on the United States as well as on Ukraine. Key White House National Security Council official John Kirby joins to answer what the administration knows about the incident. Plus, an arrest has been made in connection with a serious of brutal stabbings near a University of California campus.
May 5, 2023
A suspected gunman is on the loose and considered armed and very dangerous after a deadly mass shooting in Atlanta at a medical building. We are getting new details on the victims and the suspect’s getaway. Plus, Ukraine is vehemently denying Russia’s claim that it was behind an attempted drone strike on the Kremlin. CNN is analyzing the footage as theories emerge about who may or may not be to blame.
May 4, 2023
President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy are preparing for a truly critical meeting on the debt limit amid signs both sides may be digging in. The stakes are high and the time is short with a catastrophic default potentially only a month away. Also, the Pentagon approves the deployment of some 1,500 troops to the southern border with Mexico as the U.S. braces for a new surge of thousands of migrants. The Pentagon press secretary joins to discus the timing and scope of this new military mission. Plus, Senators clash over a proposed code of ethics for the U.S. Supreme Court justices.
May 2, 2023
An urgent new warning from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to Congress. She says the U.S. could reach its debt limit and default as soon as June 1st. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers joins to discuss the implications for the U.S. economy. Plus, a huge dust storm in Illinois causes multiple deaths and dozens of car wrecks in a massive interstate pileup. Also, a manhunt is underway in Texas after a gunman killed five neighbors.
May 2, 2023
The death toll rises from a fiery new round of Russian missile attacks in Ukraine targeting civilians including children. Top adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky joins to discuss plans for a Ukrainian counter offensive. Also, new moves by Florida republicans designed to help Gov. Ron DeSantis and his likely run for president amid growing concerns among Republicans in Congress about his war with the Disney corporation. Plus, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) joins to discuss fears another U.S. bank may collapse at any moment.
Apr 29, 2023
A judge is still deciding whether the Pentagon leak suspect will remain in custody ahead of his trial after a revealing court hearing. Prosecutors argue that the member of the Air National Guard is a dangerous flight risk with a history of violent threats. Also, more powerful testimony by Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll. Plus, according to sources. Mike Pence is at the courthouse testifying before the grand jury investigating Trump and the events surrounding January 6th.
Apr 28, 2023