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Don Lemon Tonight brings in-depth analysis of the day's top news stories, and Don’s take on the stories that will get you talking.

Don Lemon Tonight update for July 1, 2022 Don Lemon Tonight
There is no new episode of the Don Lemon Tonight showcast. If you haven’t already, please check out CNN’s other podcasts and showcasts at
Jul 2, 2022
Pat Cipollone key to Trump's secrets Don Lemon Tonight
John Wood is a former senior investigator for the January 6 Committee. He tells Don what the Committee will want to ask White House counsel Pat Cipollone after subpoenaing him, and if we can expect any further bombshell testimony when the final two public hearings take place. Liz Cheney faces down GOP challengers in the Wyoming primary debate, defending her role on the January 6 Committee, saying, “Republicans cannot both be loyal to Donald Trump and the constitution”.

Former D.C. Metropolita...Show moren Police Officer Michael Fanone who defended the Capitol during the riot, joins to give his reaction to hearing Trump was aware the mob was armed on January 6, but sent them to the Capitol anyway, reportedly saying “They’re not here to hurt me”. Plus, SCOTUS limits the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to curb carbon emissions, high inflation pushes Americans into credit card debt and Emmett Till's family calls for justice.
Jul 1, 2022
January 6 Committee subpoenas Trump lawyer Pat Cipollone Don Lemon Tonight
Denver Riggleman is a former senior technical adviser to the January 6 Committee. He joins to discuss how important White House Counsel Pat Cipollone’s testimony could be after being involved in so many conversations with top White House aides and the then president. Don interviews Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan about how he thinks January 6 testimony is affecting Trump’s standing in the Republican party and his hopes for reelection in 2024, and the GOP election deniers losing at the C...Show moreolorado ballot box this week.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul tells Don about the lawsuit he’s filing that challenges the State’s 1849 law banning abortion, and filmmaker Alex Holder joins to talk about how his footage of the Trumps in the months surrounding the Capitol attack is being subpoenaed by the Fulton County District Attorney, who is investigating Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.
Jun 30, 2022
Shocking first-hand account of Trump’s actions on January 6 revealed Don Lemon Tonight
Former aide to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Cassidy Hutchinson, testifies before the Select Committee, saying Trump knew the crowd had weapons and body armor when he told them to march to the US Capitol, and that Meadows told her Trump’s reaction to the “hang Mike Pence” chant was “He thinks Mike deserves it”. That, and much more.

Plus, the January 6 Committee teases it has evidence of witness tampering, Trump wanted to consider pardons for rioters, and CNN projects Pam Anderson will win the Colorado Secretary of State GOP nomination against election deniers Tina Peters and Mike O’Donnell.
Jun 29, 2022
Surprise select committee hearing scheduled for mystery witness Don Lemon Tonight
The January 6 Committee rushes to add an additional hearing for Tuesday afternoon but refuses to say who is testifying, as a source tells CNN the committee is concerned about the security of a potential witness. Who could it be? Meanwhile, the DOJ's investigation heats up as John Eastman, the lawyer who told Trump that Mike Pence could single-handedly block certification of the election, says the FBI seized his phone and got access to his e-mail account.

Plus, Colorado voters got to the polls tomorrow with two election deniers on the ballot, multiple states move quickly to ban abortions after Roe over is overturned and 46 migrants are found dead inside a semi-truck in Texas.
Jun 28, 2022
Protests across US as Roe v. Wade overturned Don Lemon Tonight
At least 70 planned protests begin across the US with thousands of Americans taking to the streets in the wake of SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade. That, as justice Clarence Thomas says the Court’s decision on same-sex marriage should be revisited. Congresses passes its bipartisan gun safety bill, closing the so called “boyfriend loophole” and bolstering the review process for 18 to 21-year olds buying guns.

Plus, several states move quickly to ban abortion after the SCOTUS ruling with more exp...Show moreected follow, Rudy Giuliani faces scrutiny in the Fulton County district attorney’s investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia, and “Stop the Steal” leader Ali Alexander testifies before a federal grand jury.
Jun 25, 2022
Don Lemon Tonight update for June 24, 2022 Don Lemon Tonight
There is no new episode of the Don Lemon Tonight showcast. If you haven’t already, please check out CNN’s other podcasts and showcasts at
Jun 25, 2022
Behind-the-scenes film of Trump family during Capitol riot revealed Don Lemon Tonight
Alex Holder is a filmmaker who got behind-the-scenes access to the Trump family and their allies, before, during and after the insurrection. He tells Don about testifying behind closed doors to the Select Committee on his footage, some of which shows inconstancies in Ivanka Trump’s previous statements, what he saw on January 6, and why he believes Donald Trump is partly to blame for the attack on the Capitol.

The January 6 Committee hears witness testimony about how Trump, in collusion with J...Show moreeffrey Clark, tried to manipulate the DOJ to stay in power, with Trump only backing down after being told he was about to cause a mass walk-out that would reflect badly on him. Plus, the Senate passes its first major federal gun safety legislation in decades, and the GOP allies of Trump who pushed the election fraud lie and then sought presidential pardons.
Jun 24, 2022
Texas official: police could have stopped Uvalde gunman in three minutes Don Lemon Tonight
Uvalde school police chief Pete Arredondo is placed on administrative leave, with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Director saying police could have stopped the gunman in three minutes, not the 77 it tragically took. That, as Uvalde City Council unanimously votes to deny Arredondo a leave of absence from its future meetings. Uvalde resident Kim Hammond was at the meeting where the vote was taken and tells Don how she pushed for council members to “Do the right thing”.

The DOJ expands i...Show morets investigation into Trump’s fake elector scheme, issuing subpoenas to Republicans across the country and the House Select Committee is forced to change its public hearing plans following a “deluge of new evidence”, including the trailer for “Unprecedented”, a documentary about the Trump family leading up to and also immediately following the former president’s election loss. Plus, Biden calls for a 3-month gas tax holiday, and the NFL commissioner testifies to Congress on the “Toxic workplace “ at the Washington Commanders team.
Jun 23, 2022
January 6 Hearings Highlight Consequences of Trump's Lies Don Lemon Tonight
The January 6 hearings are underway, with government employees testifying that Trump’s lies and smear campaigns in the wake of the attack on the Capital had serious consequences. Election worker Shaye Moss shares racist and violent threats she’s received, and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger describes the invasive harassment his family has endured. GOP officials recount Trump’s pressure to overturn votes.

Plus, the Uvalde mayor accuses the head of the Texan Department of Public Safety of lying about what happened on the day of the shooting, and Goldman Sachs warns of the rising risk of recession.

The next hearing of the January 6 Committee begins Thursday at 3pm.
Jun 22, 2022
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