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Anderson Cooper brings you highlights from CNN's premier nightly news program AC360.

    FBI: Human Remains Found In The Search For Brian Laundrie

    FBI: Human Remains Found In The Search For Brian Laundrie

    The FBI announced “what appears to be human remains” were found in the search for Gabby Petito’s fiancé, Brian Laundrie. A notebook and backpack that appear to belong to Laundrie were also found in an area “that up until recently have been under water.” Lawrence Kobilinsky is a forensic scientist and a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He tells Anderson Cooper what the next steps in identifying the remains will be and says if a body was submerged in water “decomposition would have been slowed down, as compared to a body above ground.” Plus, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney blasted former President Trump’s ally Steve Bannon for refusing to cooperate with the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol. She said his claim of executive privilege is not only invalid but suggests the former President was “personally involved” in the planning and execution of the events that day. Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff is a member of the House select committee. He joins AC360 to discuss Bannon’s refusal to cooperate.

    Airdate: October 20, 2021

    Guests:

    Lawrence Kobilinsky & Rep. Adam Schiff

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    Jan. 6 Committee Votes To Hold Trump Ally Steve Bannon In Criminal Contempt

    Jan. 6 Committee Votes To Hold Trump Ally Steve Bannon In Criminal Contempt

    The House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol is moving forward to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena. The contempt report will now be referred to the House for a vote. If it passes there, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will certify the report to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. Rep. Elaine Luria is a member of that committee. She tells Anderson Cooper the message the vote sends is “the law applies to everyone and Mr. Bannon should understand that he can’t evade a subpoena from Congress.” Plus, Alex Murdaugh, the embattled attorney accused of misappropriating millions of dollars in funds meant for the family of his longtime housekeeper, was denied bond. CNN Correspondent Amara Walker gives AC360 details about what happened in court and what’s next for Murdaugh.

    Airdate: October 19, 2021

    Guests:

    Rep. Elaine Luria & Amara Walker

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    Colin Powell Dies Of Covid-19 Complications

    Colin Powell Dies Of Covid-19 Complications

    Colin 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 one 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.

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    U.S. Capitol Police officer indicted on obstruction of justice charges in connection with January 6

    U.S. Capitol Police officer indicted on obstruction of justice charges in connection with January 6

    A 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 committee 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

     

    Guests:

    Rep. Jamie Raskin

    William Shatner

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    January 6 committee moves to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt

    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 is "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

     

    Guests:

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger

    Andrew McCabe

     

     

     

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    White House formally rejects Trump’s request to protect specific documents being given to January 6 investigators

    White House formally rejects Trump’s request to protect specific documents being given to January 6 investigators

    The 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 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

     

    Guests:

    Elie Honig

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

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