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April 20, 2024 46 mins
"We have our full panel," declared Judge Juan Merchan on the fourth day of jury selection in the former president's criminal hush money trial. All 18 jurors and alternates have been seated and sworn in. Opening statements are set for Monday. Former Chief Judge for the U.S. Middle District Court of Pennsylvania John E. Jones III, and jury consultant Jill Huntley Taylor, talk to Anderson about the pace of the trial and what impact it...
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A full 12-person jury has been selected for the former president's criminal hush money trial, despite the day starting off with two previously seated jurors being dismissed. Judge Juan Merchan said court will resume Thursday morning, and jury selection will continue until all the alternates are seated. Former chief judge for the U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania John E. Jones III joins Anderson. They discuss how the judge is con...
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If the former president chooses to testify in his New York criminal hush money trial, prosecutors want to use his recent legal run-ins against him to discredit him to the jury. CNN's Kara Scannell, former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin and jury consultant Jill Huntley Taylor discuss the new development with Anderson. Plus, a hacking  group with ties to the Russian government is suspected of carrying out a cyberattack on a water ...
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The second day of the former president’s criminal hush money trial ended with the selection of seven jurors. Five more are needed, plus alternates. While he left court, he was asked if he believed that the jury could be fair. "I’ll let you know after- after the trial, depending on what happens,” he responded. Former federal prosecutors Jeffrey Toobin and Jessica Roth, along with jury consultant Alan Tuerkheimer, discuss the jury se...
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Former President Donald Trump sat in a New York courtroom today as jury selection began in his hush money case. 96 prospective jurors were questioned, and at least 50 were excused because they told the judge they couldn't be fair and impartial. Jury consultant Richard Gabriel speaks to Anderson about the historic trial. Plus, tensions are extremely high in the Middle East as Israel vows to "exact a price" after an Iranian attack ov...
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Judge Juan Merchan has rejected yet another attempt by former President Trump to delay his criminal hush money trial, with jury selection is set to begin on Monday. Also, at a press conference Friday, the former president said he would testify in the upcoming trial. "I mean, all I can do is tell the truth. And the truth is that there’s no case, they have no case,” he told reporters. CNN's Kara Scannell has more insight on the possi...
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O.J. Simpson, the former NFL star whose career was overshadowed by his 1995 double-murder trial, died of cancer at the age of 76, his family announced. Simpson was a household name, when he was charged with the brutal killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. His arrest, the proceedings and subsequent trial captivated the nation, with tens of millions of viewers tuning in to watch it all unfold. Jeffrey Toobi...
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A New York appeals court has denied Trump's request for emergency relief to stop the criminal trial that's scheduled to begin Monday from going ahead, so he could appeal a lower court's ruling on presidential immunity. This is the third time in three days that the former president's team has attempted to delay the start of the trial. CNN's Kara Scannell speaks to Anderson on what the Trump team argued in their latest filing. Plus, ...
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Arizona's Supreme Court ruled the state must adhere to a more than century-old law, that bans all abortions except in cases when "it is necessary to save" a pregnant person's life. The law carries a prison sentence of two to five years for abortion providers. In her first TV interview since the court's decision, Democratic Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs speaks with Anderson about the impact the decision will have on women in her stat...
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People all over the country stepped outside and put on their cardboard glasses to view an historic total solar eclipse that swept across Mexico, the United States and Canada. An estimated 32 million people who live within the path of totality were able to see the skies dramatically darken. The next one won’t be visible from the contiguous U.S. until August 2044.  Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” shares with Anderson why today’s celesti...
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Just after 10:20am ET Friday morning, a 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled buildings and created tremors that were felt from Washington DC, all the way up to Maine. While it was the third-largest earthquake recorded in the area in the last 50 years, and the strongest in New Jersey in more than 240 years, no major damage was reported. Associate professor of physics at Fordham University Stephen Holler, and U.S. Geological Survey seism...
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U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon will not dismiss the former president's classified documents case based on his claim he had the authority to take classified or sensitive documents under The Presidential Records Act. But in the same order, Judge Cannon also pushed back against special counsel Jack Smith's request that she make a final decision on whether the theory can be used at the trial, so that prosecutors could appeal to the ...
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Judge Juan Merchan, who is presiding over Donald Trump’s upcoming New York hush money criminal trial, denied the former president’s motion to delay the start date until after the Supreme Court rules on his presidential immunity claim, calling it untimely and noting Trump's team had months to file a motion on this issue. CNN's Kara Scannell talks about the failed effort with Anderson. Plus, at least nine people are dead and hundreds...
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Donald Trump's attorneys are again trying to get Judge Juan Merchan to recuse himself from the former President’s upcoming hush money trial in New York, citing his daughter's political work. Several months ago, the judge declined a similar request. A CNN review of the former President's appearances shows he has repeatedly taken steps both inside and outside the courtroom to challenge both the judicial system, and the judges themsel...
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The judge overseeing the former president's criminal hush money trial expanded a recently imposed gag order to include family members of both the court and the Manhattan district attorney's office. Kara Scannell joins AC360 with details from the judge's ruling. Plus, it has been nearly 10 years since American journalist James Foley was kidnapped and killed by ISIS. Now, his mother Diane Foley has released a new book, "American Moth...
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Florida Congressman Byron Donalds is a Trump surrogate and widely seen to be on the short list of vice-presidential contenders. But CNN's KFILE has uncovered numerous examples of Donalds attacking Trump in social media posts from 2011. Andrew Kaczynski reports. And, the sister of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich speaks with Anderson to mark the one-year anniversary of her brother's detainment in Russia and provides an ...
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CNN's Pete Muntean provides a look at the final moments before the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge. Plus, retired FBI Special Agent and former leader of the bureau’s New York dive team Bobby Chacon weighs in on the salvage operations. And Van Jones and Alyssa Farah Griffin join Anderson to provide perspective on President Biden's high-profile fundraiser in New York City tonight with former President’s Barack Obama ...
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At 1:28am early Tuesday morning, a cargo ship collided into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, causing the bridge to collapse. Two people who were part of a construction crew working on the bridge were rescued, but six others are now presumed dead after the Coast Guard announced search and rescue efforts were suspended. Baltimore City Fire Chief James Wallace spoke to Anderson Cooper about the tragedy, and the difficulties ...
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In twin rulings Monday, a trial date was set for Trump's historic criminal trial in the hush money case against him, and an appeals court allowed the former president to reduce his bond from $464 million to $175 million in the New York civil fraud judgment against him, his adult sons, and company. CNN's Kara Scannell lays out Trump's rollercoaster of legal developments. Plus, the Department of Homeland Security confirms to CNN that...
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In a video statement released by Kensington Palace, the Princess of Wales announced she has been diagnosed with cancer and is in the "early stages" of chemotherapy treatment. CNN learned that Prince William and Princess Catherine wanted to wait for their three young children to be out of school for Easter break before making the announcement. This comes more than two months after Princess Catherine temporarily stepped away from pub...
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