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Sources say former President Trump’s attorneys have not been able to find that document about a potential attack on Iran that Trump discussed on a 2021 audiotape. The search comes in response to a subpoena from federal investigators. Also, President Biden speaks directly to the nation from the Oval Office on the bipartisan debt deal which he could sign as soon as tomorrow. Plus, Ukraine says the gates of war have opened inside Russia as attacks rattled border regions and beyond.
Jun 3, 2023
Donald Trump brushes off questions about a report you heard first on CNN. Specifically, federal prosecutors are now in possession of audiotapes undercutting Trump’s defense over retaining classified documents. Plus, the debt ceiling deal could come to a final vote in the Senate as members of both parties raise serious concerns. Also, Russia says that regions near the border with Ukraine have suffered dozens of attacks in the last day.
Jun 2, 2023
Significant new evidence in a criminal investigation of Donald Trump as sources tell CNN that federal prosecutors are now in possession of an audio tape undercutting the former president’s claim that he declassified documents before leaving the White House. Plus, we are awaiting a final vote in the House on the debt limit deal. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) joins to answer why she is against the deal on principle. Also, attacks on Russian territory appear to be escalating and Kremlin officials call the situation near the Ukrainian border alarming.
May 31, 2023
House Speaker McCarthy appears to be on the verge of clearing a major hurdle as he faces the first big test of his speakership. The debt limit deal is now poised to overcome a conservative revolt. Plus, ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) joins to discuss reports of North Korea launching an apparent missile. Also, threats of revenge after eight drone attacks rock the capital city of Moscow.
May 30, 2023
President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy are scrambling to sell their debt limit deal to lawmakers. Their agreement could avoid a catastrophic default if congressional leaders can find the votes. Rep. Jamaal Brown (D-N.Y.) joins to share his concerns about the bill. Plus, a rare daytime missile barrage shakes Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv. Also, the race for the Republican nomination heats up as a slew of possible candidates appear ready to launch their respective campaigns.
May 30, 2023
The U.S. Treasury pushes back the possible default deadline from June 1st to June 5th, giving debt limit negotiators more time to reach an agreement. House Minority Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries joins to answer if a default crisis can be avoided and where the status of negotiations are now. Plus, at least two people are dead and 30 injured in Ukraine after a Russian attack on a medical clinic. Plus, CNN is at the airports and on the highways with everything you need to know about Memorial Day weekend travel.
May 26, 2023
In a significant new development in the Mar-a-Lago investigation, one day before federal agents came to Mar-a-Lago to pick up classified documents, footage shows two Trump employees moving the documents which investigators see as a potential sign of obstruction. Also, a federal judge has handed down the longest sentence yet for a January 6th defendant. Plus, CNN speaks to the anti-Putin Russian fighters claiming responsibility for cross-border attacks.
May 26, 2023
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has officially announced is bid for the 2024 presidential race during a live interview on Twitter. Plus, music legend Tina Turner has died at the age of 83. Also, the DOW drops hundreds of points as major differences remain in the latest debt ceiling talks.
May 25, 2023
A judge in Manhattan just scheduled Donald Trump’s criminal trial for next year right in the middle of the Republican primary season. We’ll share all the latest details from the former president’s court appearance earlier today. Also, Gov. Ron DeSantis is poised to launch his White House campaign tomorrow during a conversation with Elon Musk on Twitter. Plus, we’re learning new information about the driver who slammed a U-Haul truck into a White House barricade.
May 24, 2023
Tense negotiations are underway at the White House as the clock ticks toward a potentially catastrophic debt default. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen issues a new warning to Congress saying it is highly likely the U.S. will not be able to pay its bills by early June. Also, Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll is seeking further damagers from the former president for disparaging comments he made about her during a CNN town hall. Plus, it now appears Bakhmut has finally fallen to Russia, but Ukrainian forces say they still hold a small portion of the totally ruined city.
May 23, 2023