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History-making week after Trump indictment

Former President Trump returns to New York next week after becoming the first former president ever to face criminal charges -- but what is next for Trump? Questions surround the likely legal maneuvering ahead by both sides. Plus, the logistics of getting a former president into a Manhattan courtroom while under Secret Service protection. Anderson discusses the indictment with Ronan Farrow, who has done much reporting on Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal and how those aligned with the former...


Donald Trump indicted; expected to be arraigned Tuesday

A New York grand jury has voted to indict Donald Trump, according to sources. This marks the first time in U.S. history that a current or former president will face criminal charges. Sources tell CNN that Trump will face more than 30 counts related to business fraud. Trump calls the indictment "political persecution and election interference at the highest level in history." The Manhattan district attorney’s office has been investigating Trump in connection with his alleged role in a hush...


Candlelight vigil honors Nashville shooting victims

A candlelight vigil was held in Nashville to honor the six victims of the Covenant School shooting. First Lady Jill Biden made an unannounced stop to lay flowers at the memorial for the three children and three adults who lost their lives. One of those victims was Katherine Koonce, the head of the elementary school. Steven Curtis Chapman is a GRAMMY Award-winning singer and songwriter and was also a close friend of Koonce. He tells Anderson Cooper how the life-long educator played such an...


Nashville shooter bought seven guns legally and was under care for an emotional disorder

Police say the 28-year-old who killed three students and three adults at a Nashville elementary school bought seven guns legally but was under care for an emotional disorder. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department released the body-camera footage from the two officers who they say fatally shot the attacker. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe joins AC360 to discuss how the police officers immediately ran toward the gunfire without any hesitation. Plus, sources tell CNN that a...


3 students and 3 adults killed in Nashville school shooting

Three students who police say were only nine-years-old and three adults were killed after a shooting at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. Authorities say the 28-year-old shooter, who is believed to have attended the school, entered the building through a side door and was armed with at least two assault-style rifles and a handgun. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper what will come next in the investigation. Plus, at least 26 people...


Trump warns of “potential death and destruction” if he’s indicted

Former President Trump warned of “potential death and destruction” if he is indicted and continued to claim that “no crime has been committed.” The Manhattan District Attorney is investigating whether Trump may have been involved in a scheme to pay hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in an attempt to cover up an alleged affair. CNN Chief Correspondent Kaitlan Collins joins AC360 to discuss how the former President’s inner circle and allies are reacting to his comments. Plus, CNN...


Trump defiant as potential indictment looms and claims innocence

Former President Trump claimed he is “100% innocent” and “our country is being destroyed” as a possible indictment looms. The Manhattan District Attorney is investigating whether Trump may have been involved in a scheme to pay hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in an attempt to cover up an alleged affair. In an AC360° exclusive interview, Daniel’s attorney Clark Brewster tells Anderson Cooper his client has been “very open and cooperative” with prosecutors. Plus, nearly a week...


Ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen may be called back to testify in hush money probe

The Manhattan’s District Attorney’s office is weighing whether they should recall Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen to testify again or call another witness to refute testimony by Robert Costello, who was once a legal adviser to Cohen. The DA is investigating whether Trump may have been involved in a scheme to pay hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in an attempt to cover up an alleged affair. Former federal prosecutor Elie Honig joins AC360 to discuss where he...


McCarthy downplays Trump’s hush money payments: “It was personal money”

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is downplaying allegations that former President Trump’s may have been involved in a scheme to pay hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in an attempt to cover up an alleged affair. McCarthy said “this was personal money” and accused the Manhattan district attorney of “playing in presidential politics.” Some of the former President’s Republican allies in the House are attempting to use government power to try and keep his legal threats at bay. Former...


Anticipation building for Trump indictment after he signals one is coming

Former President Trump said he expects to be arrested this week and called on his supporters to “protest” and “take our nation back.” Trump has been one of the focuses of the investigation into the hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. CNN Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent Paula Reid gives AC360 an update on when a possible Trump indictment and arrest could happen. Plus, the family of Stephen Smith will seek to have his body exhumed in South Carolina for a private...


ICC issues war crime arrest warrant for Putin

The International Criminal Court issued war crime arrest warrants for Russia President Vladimir Putin along with another official for their roles in allegedly forcibly deporting Ukrainian children to Russia. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward joins AC360 to discuss her exclusive interview with Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. Plus, CNN Correspondent Leyla Santiago is in Key West, Florida where the five-thousand mile mass of...


U.S. military releases footage of Russian fighter jet forcing down American drone over Black Sea

The U.S. military released video of the encounter between the Russian fighter jet and an American surveillance drone, as it was forced down over the Black Sea. Russia denied the collision happened. Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen joins AC360 to discuss whether the video undermines the Russian version of events. Plus, CNN has exclusively learned that dozens of Mar-a-Lago staff, from servers to aides, have been subpoenaed in the investigation into former President Trump’s handling...


Global markets rattled as banking fears spread

The banking system troubles that appeared to be easing yesterday, came rumbling back this morning with word that the struggling Swiss bank Credit Suisse was in deeper trouble than previously thought. Then came news that two credit rating firms had downgraded First Republic Bank to junk status. Those two factors sent markets plunging. Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, who chairs the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee joins Anderson to talk about the banking...


Russian jet forces down U.S. drone in “reckless” encounter

The U.S. military says a Russian fighter jet forced down a U.S. Air Force drone over the Black Sea. The White House called Russia’s actions “unsafe, unprofessional and reckless” while Russia’s defense ministry denied its aircraft came into contact with the drone. Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling joins AC360 to discuss how big of a deal this is and if he thinks it’s a deliberate provocation by the Russian military. Plus, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are...


Biden & Federal Reserve scramble to contain damage after two banks fail

The Federal Reserve announced it’s launching a review of the supervision and regulation of Silicon Valley Bank after it collapsed last week. It was the second-largest failure of a financial institution in U.S. history. U.S. regulators also shut down Signature Bank and investors are worried it could spark a broader banking meltdown. President Biden told Americans on Monday that the U.S. banking system remains “safe.” Larry Summers is a former U.S. Treasury Secretary during the Clinton White...


George Santos says he’s “innocent” of allegation he orchestrated credit card skimming scheme

Republican Rep. George Santos claims he’s “innocent” and “never did anything of criminal activity” after being accused of organizing a credit card skimming scheme back in 2017. Federal prosecutors are investigating Santos’ finances while he faces calls to resigns over the lies about his education, career, heritage and religion. Republican Rep. Brandon Williams tells Anderson Cooper why he’s “confident” the country will see Santos in “handcuffs in front of a judge” soon. Plus, CNN Chief...


Cartel suspected of American kidnappings issues alleged apology letter

Sources tell CNN the cartel investigators believe is responsible for killing two Americans last week, issued an apology letter and handed over five of their members to authorities. Two other U.S. citizens survived the kidnapping, including Latavia Washington McGee, who traveled to Mexico with her three other friends so she could undergo a medical procedure. Cheryl Orange was supposed to join her four friends but didn’t have proper identification to cross the border. She tells Anderson Cooper...


Speaker McCarthy refuses to say if January 6 was “mostly peaceful”

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy refuses to say if he thinks the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was “mostly peaceful.” McCarthy released more than 40,000 hours of security footage from the day of the insurrection to just Fox News host Tucker Carlson who continues to downplay the severity of the attack saying it was less “deadly” than it’s been portrayed. Former Republican U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger was a member of the House Select Committee that investigated the January 6...


Rupert Murdoch: Top Fox hosts maybe “went too far” with election denial

In a January 2021 email, Fox Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch said two of his top hosts maybe “went too far” in an apparent reference to them denying the integrity of the 2020 presidential election that then-President Trump lost. Murdoch’s comments were made public in a legal filing as part of Dominion Voting Systems $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News and its parent company, Fox Corporation. The companies deny wrongdoing. First Amendment lawyer Lee Levine joins AC360 to discuss the...


Four U.S. citizens kidnapped by gunmen in Mexico in case of mistaken identity

A U.S. official tells CNN that four Americans were assaulted and kidnapped by gunmen in Mexico on Friday after they were targeted by mistake. Investigators believe a Mexican cartel thought the U.S. citizens were Haitian drug smugglers. John Miller is the former NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism. He tells Anderson Cooper how the FBI will work with Mexican authorities to find these Americans. Plus, CNN Chief Correspondent Kaitlan Collins joins AC360 to discuss what...