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    New videos obliterate GOP whitewashing of Capitol riot

    New videos obliterate GOP whitewashing of Capitol riot

    Newly released video from January 6 shows a supporter of former President Trump, Scott Fairlamb, taunting, stalking, and punching law enforcement outside the U.S. Capitol. Fairlamb is charged with 12 criminal counts including assaulting police and carrying a dangerous weapon into the Capitol. These videos recently released by the Department of Justice undermine Republican efforts to whitewash the January 6 insurrection. Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego tells Anderson Cooper he doesn’t think these videos will change any of his Republican colleagues’ minds. Plus, despite the Vatican’s warning, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops proceeded with a plan that could deny communion to public figures who support abortion rights, like President Joe Biden. Rev. James Martin said he was very surprised and discouraged by the vote. He joins AC360 to discuss whether or not he thinks the vote was politically motivated.

     

    Airdate: June 18, 2021

     

    Guests:

    Rep. Ruben Gallego

    Rev. James Martin

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    • 42 min
    DOJ releases new body camera video of January 6 riot

    DOJ releases new body camera video of January 6 riot

    The Justice Department released horrifying new police body camera video from the Capitol hill insurrection on January 6. The video shows a man, who is being charged with seven federal crimes, screaming profanities at officers, threateningly wielding a flagpole and rushing at officers. Sandra Garza’s life partner, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, was injured while physically engaging with the rioters and later died after he collapsed. Garza tells Anderson Cooper “this is not loving America.” Plus, Sen. Joe Manchin, a key Democratic vote in a 50-50 Senate, has said he’s opposed to the For the People Act in its current form but released a proposal of his own. His compromises include making Election Day a holiday, banning gerrymandering, mandating at least 15 consecutive days of early voting and instituting a voter ID requirement that includes a utility bill as an alternative. Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is a co-sponsor of the For the People Act. She joins AC360 to discuss Manchin’s proposed changes.

     

     

    Airdate: June 17, 2021

     

    Guests:

    Sandra Garza

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar

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    • 47 min
    Biden on historic Putin summit: “I did what I came to do”

    Biden on historic Putin summit: “I did what I came to do”

    President Joe Biden said he raised human rights and cyberattacks during a summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Both Biden and Putin said the talks were generally positive but walked away with no major breakthroughs. “I did what I came to do,” Biden said.  Fiona Hill is the former senior director for European and Russian Affairs on the National Security Council and was at the infamous meeting between former President Trump and Putin in Helsinki in 2018. She joins AC360 to discuss how Biden’s summit with Putin was compared to Trump’s three years ago. Plus, 21 House Republicans voted no on a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the officers who defended the Capitol on January 6. One of those Congressmen who voted against the legislation was Rep. Paul Gosar, who also referred to the shooting of Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt as an execution. Jennifer Gosar is Rep. Gosar’s sister and along with her other siblings, has campaigned against her brother. They recently put out an attack ad calling out their brother’s lies about the insurrection. She tells Anderson Cooper it doesn’t surprise her that her brother actively trying to erase what happened on January 6.

    Airdate: June 16, 2021

     

    Guests:

    Fiona Hill

    Jennifer Gosar

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    • 41 min
    Biden and Putin to meet as relations at lowest point since Cold War

    Biden and Putin to meet as relations at lowest point since Cold War

    President Joe Biden will meet with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday and U.S. officials say it could last four to five hours. Biden said he’s going to “make clear to President Putin that there are areas where we can cooperate if he chooses.” A source tells CNN Biden will raise an array of concerns including ransomware and human rights during the summit. The New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist Thomas Friedman tells Anderson Cooper “our problem is Vladimir Putin has become America’s bad ex-boyfriend from hell” and we would “really like to date someone else.” Plus, the U.S. reached 600,000 Covid-19 deaths as the new, dangerous Delta variant is on the rise. Both New York and California have reopened and dropped most of their restrictions. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joins AC360 to discuss the grim death toll and just how worried people should be about the Delta variant.

    Airdate: June 15, 2021

     

    Guests:

    Thomas Friedman

    Dr. Vivek Murthy

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    • 42 min
    Biden preparing intensely for Putin’s tactics with aides and allies

    Biden preparing intensely for Putin’s tactics with aides and allies

    President Joe Biden has been using his spare time on his European tour to prepare intensely for his meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Biden has been leaving his mornings free for consultations with advisers like Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan. CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward joins AC360 to discuss the President’s upcoming meeting with Putin. Plus, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said her comments comparing mask mandates and vaccination passports to the Holocaust were “offensive” after she visited the Holocaust museum. Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen is Jewish and tells Anderson Cooper he thinks it was good she apologized and went to the museum but her apology and speech after “didn’t sound like it came from the heart.”



    Airdate: June 14, 2021

     

    Guests:

    Clarissa Ward

    Rep. Steve Cohen

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    • 41 min
    Trump DOJ requested data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple

    Trump DOJ requested data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses from Apple

    The Department of Justice under former President Trump demanded metadata from Apple on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, the company said.  It was part of the DOJ’s leak investigation that targeted Democratic members of Congress, staffers and their families. One target of the investigation was House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who held a briefing today with fellow Democrats. A source tells CNN the Democratic committee members were “animated” in trying to figure out who at the DOJ and in the Trump administration were behind the effort to seize their records. Rep. Jim Himes is a member of the committee. He joins AC360 to discuss the latest in the investigation and whether or not he thinks any of his records were seized. Plus, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe knows what it’s like to be the subject of a leak investigation. He tells AC360 “when you see that the machinery of the Department of Justice has been activated against you and they’re actively trying to throw you in jail, it is absolutely terrifying.”

    Airdate: June 11, 2021

     

    Guests:

    Rep. Jim Himes

    Andrew McCabe

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