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Appeals court: Trump lawyer must testify

In a major legal ruling against Trump, a federal appeals court says the former president’s lawyer must testify before a grand jury in the criminal investigation of Trump’s handling of classified documents. Also, stock prices plunge after the Federal Reserve raises interest rates again despite bank meltdowns that are adding to American’s economic fears. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers joins to react. Plus, Ukraine is accusing Russia of deliberately targeting civilians in the deadly...


Law enforcement preps underway for possible Trump indictment

Donald Trump braces for a potential indictment as the Manhattan district attorney weighs historic charges against the former president that could come at any time. The Republican defense of Trump is now expanding to the Senate while law enforcement prepares for protests or worse if Trump is arrested. Also, the leaders of China and Russia wrap up their second day of high-stakes talks with no evidence that the two countries reached any major breakthroughs on the war in Ukraine. Plus, a...


NYPD increases security ahead of a potential Trump indictment

A Trump ally just wrapped up testimony before a grand jury in New York investigating the former president’s alleged role in a hush money scheme. This as New York police are increasing courthouse security just ahead of a potential Trump indictment. Also tonight, Trump’s top GOP allies are rushing to his defense and trying to discredit the New York district attorney who is investigating Trump. Plus, China’s President Xi Jinping visits Russia, praising Putin and calling him a dear friend. To...


Zelensky hails Putin war crimes arrest warrant as “historic”

Vladimir Putin is formally charged with war crimes as the International Criminal Court seeks his arrest for an alleged scheme to deport Ukrainian children to Russia. Also, a monumental court ruling against former President Trump as his lawyer is ordered to testify in the grand jury investigation of Trump's handling of classified documents. Plus, U.S. stocks slide as fears about the banking system persist despite new multi-billion dollar rescues. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


U.S. assessing drone ops over Black Sea after Russian harassment

The United States believes Russia has recovered some debris from a downed American drone as newly declassified video shows the dangerous mid-air encounter with Russian jets. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price joins to discuss this potential flashpoint in the worsening relations with Moscow. Plus, a CNN exclusive about the dozens of Mar-a-Lago staffers subpoenaed in the investigation of former President Trump’s handling of classified documents. Also, a vulnerable regional bank has just...


Sources: Russians arrive at site of U.S. drone crash in Black Sea

U.S. officials say a Russian crew has reached the site where a U.S. drone crashed into the Black Sea after being hit by a Russian jet. Key White House official John Kirby joins to answer what, if anything, the Kremlin might learn from the wreckage. Plus, stock prices slide amid instability in the banking industry. Also, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen finishes his second round of testimony in the investigation of hush money he says he paid to Stormy Daniels. To learn more about how CNN...


Russian jet damages, forces down U.S. drone over Black Sea

The White House is slamming Russia as reckless after a U.S. drone aircraft was forced down by a Russian fighter jet in international air space over the Black Sea. Also, a U.S. Justice Department investigation is now underway into the historic collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. This as a top U.S. credit rating firm is downgrading the outlook for the U.S. banking system to negative. Plus, a new CNN poll of Republicans shows Trump narrowly leading DeSantis ahead of the 2024 primary. To learn...


Biden blames bank implosion on Trump deregulation

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers joins to discuss the error made in regulating seized banks in the wake of the second largest bank failure in U.S. history. This as a second bank collapsed over the weekend and President Biden tries to reassure the nation and deter panic. Also, longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen testified in front of a grand jury as prosecutors decide whether to charge Trump in the Stormy Daniels hush money case. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


Second biggest bank failure in U.S. history rattles financial markets

The second biggest bank failure in U.S. history occurs as regulators close and seize Silicon Valley Bank, rattling markets and raising fears that other banks might collapse. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre joins to discuss the state of the American economy. Also, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is making his debut in the key 2024 battleground state of Iowa. Plus, Manhattan prosecutors are weighing charges against Trump as the Stormy Daniels hush money probe winds down. To learn...


More than 80 Russian missiles fired in massive new air attack

Russia launches one of the biggest aerial assaults of the war, unleashing a deadly barrage of dozens of missiles across the country. Civilians and critical infrastructure are among the targets of the massive attack. Also, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is in the hospital in Washington D.C. being treated for a concussion after tripping at an event. Plus, President Biden unveils his budget proposal. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh joins to discuss the president's plan. To learn more...


Zelensky invites House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to visit Ukraine

Ukraine says Russian fighters are storming Bakhmut nonstop amid a new NATO warning that the embattled city may fall soon. This as President Volodymyr Zelenksy makes an offer to the U.S. House speaker that Kevin McCarthy is refusing. Also, another filing is released in the defamation lawsuit against Fox News after a series of damning revelations, including a text in which Tucker Carlson wrote that he hates Donald Trump. Plus, the DOJ issues a scathing rebuke of the Louisville Metro Police...


Zelenksy: Bakhmut would give Russia “open road” through east

Tonight, a first look at Wolf’s exclusive interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on why Ukrainians are refusing to retreat from Bakhmut. Also, some Republican senators are calling out Tucker Carlson, lambasting his new attempt to downplay the January 6th riot. Plus, two of the four Americans who authorities say were kidnapped in Mexico have been found dead, according to the Tamaulipas governor. One of the two survivors is severely injured, according to a U.S. official. To...


Sen. Manchin on Democratic divisions over DC crime bill

Sen. Manchin of the Appropriations Committee joins to discuss the fight over raising the debt limit and the Washington D.C. criminal justice bill which has Democrats divided. Plus, fighting rages in eastern Ukraine as Russian forces are close to encircling Bakhmut. Also, Republicans are presented with the sharpest contrast yet between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis. We break down the dueling speeches by the former president and the current Florida governor as they gear up for a potential 2024...


Russia closer to capturing key Ukrainian city of Bakhmut

Fierce new front line attacks and counterattacks in eastern Ukraine as the key Ukrainian city of Bakhmut fears it could fall at any time. This as President Biden commits to sending Ukraine $400 million in aid. Plus, Alex Murdaugh is sentenced to life in prison after jurors quickly convicted him of murdering his wife and son. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


FBI: suspect threatened to punish by death “anyone” Jewish in the Michigan government

A plot to kill Jewish officials in Michigan is revealed as the state attorney general says she was among the targets. We discuss the growing danger of antisemetic attacks and threats with the head of the Anti-Defamation League. Plus, Russian mercenaries make key advances on the key city of Bakhmut while Ukrainians fight to hold their ground. This as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets face to face with Moscow’s top diplomat for the first time since Russia’s invasion. To learn more...


Thousands of civilians holed up in Bakhmut as Russians advance

As Ukrainian forces fire back at Russian tanks and fighters, President Volodymyr Zelensky declares all fronts are “under control.” But, the city of Bakhmut is facing a ferocious assault right now with thousands of citizens in danger as Russian soldiers advance. Also, a man has been arrested for trying to bring explosives on a flight to Florida in his suitcase. Plus, jurors visit the scene where Alex Murdaugh’s wife and son were killed. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy,...


House hearing on China amid clashes with Beijing over Ukraine, Covid, and TikTok

A high-profile hearing on China’s threat to America begins soon as global tensions rise amid the war in Ukraine and fears that China will provide lethal support to Russian forces. Also, student loan debt forgiveness is on the line at the U.S. Supreme Court. Plus, Fox News is facing more scrutiny and questions after the chairman Rupert Murdoch admitted under oath that some of the network’s hosts endorsed lies about the 2020 presidential election. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


U.S. intel divided on Covid-19 origin

There’s a new question around the center of the Covid-19 pandemic: where did Covid-19 come from? The Department of Energy made a low-confidence assessment that the lethal virus most likely came from a lab leak in China, but sources say that theory is still a minority view within the intelligence community. Our panel brings the latest. Plus, chairman of Fox Corporation Rupert Murdoch admitted in a deposition that some Fox News hosts endorsed lies that the 2020 presidential election was...


CIA director: “confident” China is considering sending lethal aid to Russia

New fears emerge that Russia’s war against Ukraine is about to get a boost from China. White House national security official John Kirby joins to answer whether Beijing is actively considering sending lethal aid to Putin’s forces. Also, a new assessment on the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic is stirring up major controversy. We examine why the U.S. Department of Energy now believes the virus likely emerged from a Chinese lab. Plus, Fox Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch admitted under oath...


Zelensky vows “2023 will be the year of our victory”

Ukraine marks one full year of bloodshed and brutality at the hands of Russian forces. President Zelensky is defiant saying victory is inevitable. The Ukrainian ambassador to the United States joins to discuss developments in the war. Also, the prosecution rests in the Alex Murdaugh trial after two days of dramatic cross-examination. Did the jury buy his story about why he lied to police on the night of the killings? Plus, a CNN exclusive report on the Mar-a-Lago classified documents...