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Anderson Cooper 360

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January 20, 2022 44 min

President Biden held a news conference to mark his first year in office and touted his administration’s vaccination efforts but admitted it’s been “a year of challenges.” The President acknowledged that the current voting rights legislation likely won’t pass but said “we’ve not run out of options yet and we’ll see how this moves.” Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar tells Anderson Cooper the bill is “needed right now with all of the supp...

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Sources tell CNN the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol have subpoenaed and obtained phone records associated with Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr.’s fiancé Kimberly Guilfoyle. Both Eric Trump and Guilfoyle spoke at the rally that preceded the riot. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe joins AC360 to discuss what the committee could learn from the phone records. 

Plus, Ukraine has warned that Russi...

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Four people, including the rabbi of a Colleyville, Texas synagogue, were taken hostage by a man who was later killed by the FBI after all the hostages were released. The FBI said it’s investigating the incident as “a terrorism-related matter, in which the Jewish community was targeted.” The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are warning that faith-based communities “will likely continue” to be targets of violence. Michael Finf...

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Novak Djokovic was detained by Australian border authorities after his visa was revoked for a second time because he hasn’t been vaccinated against Covid-19. The tennis star is accused of providing false information on his Australian visa declaration, specifically that he hadn’t traveled in the 14 days before his arrival in the country. Former professional tennis player James Blake tells Anderson Cooper if Djokovic is allowed to st...

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The Justice Department brought seditious conspiracy charges against 11 defendants, including the leader of the Oath Keepers related to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Juliette Kayyem is a former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and a CNN National Security Analyst. She tells Anderson Cooper why the indictment is a “good news story.”

Plus, the House committee investigating the January 6 riot issued...

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The House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol wants Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to voluntarily provide information to the panel. The committee is seeking details about former President Donald Trump’s state of mind during the attack and in the weeks after. Norm Eisen was counsel to House Democrats during Trump’s first impeachment and is a former White House Ethics Czar under President Obama. He tells Ander...

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President Joe Biden delivered a forceful speech in Atlanta turning up the heat on senators to pass voting rights bills that have stalled in Congress saying “I’m tired of being quiet.” The President said he supports changing the Senate rules and eliminating the filibuster to get the voting rights legislation passed. Democratic Rep. James Clyburn joins AC360 to discuss Biden’s decision to make passing voting rights the next priority.

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A federal judge in Washington, DC is questioning whether former President Trump is immune from liability relating to his supporters attacking the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The judge brought up the two hours that the former President failed to speak up asking people to stop the violence saying "what do I do about the fact the President didn't denounce the conduct immediately?" Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell along w...

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Six former advisers to President Biden are calling for new measures to move toward a "new normal" with endemic Covid-19. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is a former member of Biden's Transition Covid-19 Advisory Board. He joins AC360 to discuss what the future of masking, testing and vaccines might look like, and says that Covid is "just not going to go away."

Plus, all three men convicted in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery wer...

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On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the January 6 attack on the Capitol, Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed to hold all perpetrators “accountable under law whether they were present that day or were otherwise criminally responsible for the assault on our democracy." Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff is a member of the House committee investigating the insurrection. He tells Anderson Cooper who he thinks the Justice Departme...

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The January 6 committee investigating the attack on the Capitol is asking for Fox News’ Sean Hannity’s voluntary cooperation with their investigation. The committee says it’s received “dozens” of his text messages sent to and from former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows that suggest he had "advance knowledge regarding President Trump's and his legal team's planning for January 6th." Former Deputy FBI Di...

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The FDA expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine boosters to children ages 12-15 as cases top 400,000 and hospitalizations surpass 100,000. Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency room physician and the former Baltimore health commissioner. She tells Anderson Cooper the Omicron variant is pushing hospitals “over the edge” because they were “already at the brink.” 

Plus, the New York Attorney General’s office sub...

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The U.S. reported a record high of Covid-19 cases for the third day in a row as pediatric hospitalizations reach an all-time high. Dr. Anthony Fauci said the country’s Omicron cases could peak by late January. Dr. Danny Benjamin is a distinguished professor of pediatrics at Duke University. He joins AC360 to explain why kids should remain in school and why it’s the safest place for children, even as cases continue to rise.

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A jury found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on five of six counts related to her role in Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of minor girls between 1994 and 2004. She faces up to 65 years in prison. Former federal prosecutor and CNN Legal Analyst Jennifer Rodgers joins AC360 to discuss the verdict and explains why it was “a good day for justice.”

Plus, the CDC predicts more than 44,000 new Covid-19 deaths over the next four weeks as cases con...

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With rising Covid numbers, many people are concerned about what the next few weeks will be like. Andy Slavitt, former Biden White House Sr. Advisor for Covid Response, talks about what this all means. 

And Harry Reid, the former Senate Majority Leader, passed away. CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen talks about Reid's legacy. 

Plus, the National Football League (NFL) says legendary football coach and broadcaster John Mad...

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shortened the recommended time people should isolate when they’ve tested positive for Covid-19 from 10 days to five days if they don’t have symptoms. The CDC also shortened the recommended time for people to quarantine if they are exposed to the virus to a similar five days if they are vaccinated and often to no time if they are boosted. Doctors Leana Wen and Almaz Dessie talk about...

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Former police officer Kim Potter was found guilty of first- and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright. The jury deliberated for about 27 hours over the course of four days. Potter’s sentencing is scheduled for February 18, 2022. Jonathan Mason mentored Wright and was his high school adviser. He tells AC360 the verdict wasn’t justice for Daunte but “it’s accountability.”

Plus, the CDC says healthcare work...

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