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- Colin Powell Dies Of Covid-19 ComplicationsColin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, died from complications from Covid-19. His leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st century. Powell had multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells that suppresses the body’s immune response, as well as Parkinson’s. Madeleine Albright preceded Powell as Secretary of State. She joins AC360 to remember her friend and says he was on...Show moree of the “warmest, kindest, smartest, and patriotic" people she had met. Plus, Bob Woodward interviewed Powell last summer for what is believed to be his final interview. He talked about his health saying “don’t feel sorry for me” and said the greatest person he’s ever known was his wife of 58 years, Alma. Woodward tells Anderson Cooper about their conversation and what stuck out the most to him.Oct 19, 2021
- U.S. Capitol Police officer indicted on obstruction of justice charges in connection with January 6A U.S. Capitol Police officer was indicted on obstruction charges in connection to the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Michael A. Riley was the first police officer on duty on January 6 to be charged with allegedly advising a rioter to delete selfies and videos that placed him in the Capitol during the insurrection. Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin is a member of the House select committee investigating the attack. He joins AC360 to discuss the indictment and gives an update on what the ...Show morecommittee is going to do about the people who have defied their subpoenas. Plus, 90-year-old William Shatner made history as the oldest person to go to space and said it was the “most profound experience.” He tells Anderson about his journey to space and his emotions when he landed back on Earth.
Airdate: October 15, 2021
Rep. Jamie Raskin
William ShatnerOct 15, 2021
- January 6 committee moves to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt
The committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol said it’s moving forward with holding Trump ally Steven Bannon in criminal contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena. Bannon’s lawyer wrote in a letter that his client won’t provide testimony or documents until the committee reaches an agreement with former President Trump over executive privilege or a court says otherwise. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger is a member of the committee. He tells Anderson Cooper anybody who i...Show mores "either being subpoenaed now or will be in the future, think twice before you reject a lawful order from Congress." Plus, former FBI Deputy Director and current CNN senior law enforcement analyst Andrew McCabe was once fired by Trump hours before his retirement. He’s settled a lawsuit with the Justice Department that allows him to officially retire, recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and his pension. He tells AC360 "it's an incredible relief."
Airdate: October 14, 2021
Rep. Adam Kinzinger
Oct 14, 2021
- White House formally rejects Trump’s request to protect specific documents being given to January 6 investigatorsThe White House formally rejected former President Trump’s latest request to assert executive privilege to shield a subset of documents that had been requested by lawmakers on the House committee investigating the January 6 attack. In a letter from White House counsel Dana Remu it said President Biden “maintains his conclusion that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified as to any of the documents provided to the White...Show more House on September 8, 2021." Elie Honig is a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and a CNN legal analyst. He tells Anderson Cooper that Trump has “two options. One, he can do nothing and let it be which means 30 days from now, those documents go over to the committee” or two Trump can “ask a court to block those documents from going over” but “that’s a serious uphill climb, legally.” Plus, 90-year-old William Shatner made history as the oldest person to go to space and said it was the “most profound experience.” Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joins AC360 to discuss Captain Kirk’s journey to the edge of outer space.
Airdate: October 13, 2021
Neil deGrasse TysonOct 13, 2021
- Coroner: Gabby Petito’s cause of death was strangulationThe Teton County coroner announced Gabby Petito’s cause of death was strangulation and the manner of death was homicide. Petito was reported missing on September 11. She had been traveling on a road trip with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, who returned to Florida without her and hasn’t been in over a month. Dr. Brent Blue is the Teton County coroner. He tells Anderson Cooper “there is no evidence that this was done by any kind of animal” and “we believe this is strangling by human being.” The U.S. ...Show morePreventive Services Task Force is considering making changes to its guidance on taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins AC360 to explain the possible changes and says “they’re not saying you should stop” taking an aspirin if you’ve already been taking one.
Airdate: October 12, 2021
Dr. Brent Blue
Dr. Sanjay GuptaOct 12, 2021
- Trump keeps peddling the big lie in run-up to 2024
At a campaign-style rally in Iowa, former President Trump continued to peddle the big lie about the 2020 election as he teased a run in 2024. At the event, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said it’s “smart” to accept Trump’s endorsement even though after the January 6 insurrection on the Capitol he said “history is going to judge” him. CNN Political Commentator S.E. Cupp tells AC360 it’s “deeply disappointing” and an “embarrassment” to see lawmakers like Sen. Grassley “leaning into this....Show more” Plus, the Teton County, Wyoming coroner is holding a press conference tomorrow regarding Gabby Petito’s final autopsy report. CNN National Correspondent Randi Kaye joins AC360 to give more details on the expected autopsy report.
Airdate: October 11, 2021
Oct 11, 2021
- Biden refuses to assert privilege over Trump documents sought by January 6 committeeThe White House informed the National Archives that it isn’t asserting executive privilege on an initial batch of documents related to the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. This allows the Archives to share documents with the House committee investigating the attempted insurrection. Former President Trump sent a letter to the National Archives that argued approximately 40 of the documents initially requested by the committee are subject to executive privilege. John Dean was the White House cou...Show morensel for President Nixon. He joins AC360 to discuss executive privilege and says he thinks this will eventually “rule against Trump.” Plus, the Laundrie family attorney declined to comment on whether or not Brian’s parents would take a polygraph at a later time. Police are still searching for Gabby Petito’s fiancé after he returned to his family home without her in early September, refused to cooperate with investigators and has been missing for nearly a month. Mark O’Mara is a criminal defense attorney. He tells AC360 it’s “criminal defense 101” to not have your client do a police-administered polygraph test before “quietly and confidentially” completing one in private.
Airdate: October 8, 2021
Mark O’MaraOct 8, 2021
- Trump suggested he’ll attempt to assert executive privilege to thwart the Jan. 6 committee’s probeFormer President Trump indicated that he’ll attempt to assert executive privilege to prevent the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol from getting information from certain witnesses. A source confirmed to CNN that an attorney for the former President sent letters to some of the subpoena targets that informed them of his plan to defend executive privilege. John Dean is a former White House Counsel for President Nixon. He joins AC360 to discuss whether or no...Show moret Trump could even use executive privilege as an argument. Plus, Brian Laundrie’s father joined police on the search for his son, showing authorities the trails and locations where they hiked and frequented. Laundrie returned to his family home without his fiancé Gabby Petito in early September, refused to cooperate with investigators and has been missing for more than three weeks. Criminal defense attorney Mark O’Mara tells Anderson Cooper what Laundrie’s defense should be if he is found alive and charged with Petito’s murder.
Airdate: October 7, 2021
Mark O’MaraOct 7, 2021
- House committee investigating January 6 can’t find Trump aide to serve subpoenaThe House select committee investigating the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has been unable to physically serve a subpoena to former President Trump aide Dan Scavino. The committee’s deadline for Scavino and three other close allies of the former President to comply with subpoenas requesting documents is at midnight on October 7. Democratic Rep. Peter Aguilar is a member of that committee. He tells Anderson Cooper maybe they need to “look in Dan Scavino’s mom’s basement for him” and that the...Show more select committee will “do what we need to do.” Plus, Captain Kirk is headed to space! William Shatner will be on the next Blue Origin flight. He shares with Anderson how he’s been “training” for his mission to space and what he’s hoping not to see while he’s up there.
Airdate: October 6, 2021
Rep. Peter Aguilar
Oct 6, 2021
- Brian Laundrie’s sister talks to CNNBrian Laundrie’s sister told CNN it’s been about two weeks since she’s spoken to her parents. Cassie Laundrie said her parents’ attorney is advising them not to discuss the case with anyone, including her. Lenny DePaul is a former commander for the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force. He joins AC360 to discuss the latest on the search for Laundrie after the death of his fiancé Gabby Petito. Plus, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before a Senate subcommittee and s...Show moreaid “I am here today because I believe Facebook’s products harm children, stoke division, and weaken our democracy.” Jennifer Grygiel is an associate professor of communications at Syracuse University and they tell Anderson Cooper on Instagram we’re seeing an “imminent threat to teenagers.”
Airdate: October 5, 2021
Jennifer GrygielOct 5, 2021