This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Sara Murray) The White House consternation about the communications between White House chief of staff Reince Priebus & the FbI about the Russia connections & the White House briefing excluding CNN discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former FBI official Philip Mudd, Carl Bernstein & former deputy director John Pistole about the Trump-FBI-Russia story. [BERNSTEIN, PISTOLE, MUDD - offer views on the lack of an explanation from the White House about Trump's dealings with Russia, which is the subject of multiple investigations with the administration stonewalling, how Trump is a creature of the media & has no interest in the truth, how information here is being conflated so there is nothing wrong with the FBI's Andy McCabe talking to the White House.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Carl Bernstein, Gloria Borger, "New York Times" Maggie Haberman & former Representative Jack Kingston about Trump & the media. [HABERMAN, BERNSTEIN, KINGSTON, BORGER - offer views on Trump's reaction to negative stories & his strategy of complaining about the media that appeals to his base, the ongoing cultural wars with the Trump presidency: the need for in-depth reporting, the issue of anonymous sources, Trump's diversionary tactics.]
(National Harbor, Maryland: Phil Mattingly) President Trump's appearance at CPAC examined; scenes shown. [TRUMP - speaks about the criminal aliens being thrown the hell out, a budget request for the upgrading of the military; criticizes Paris; states we will keep radical Islamic terrorists out.] The positive crowd response at this conservative political conference discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former Representative Jack Kingston, Democrat Symone Sanders, Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany, Democrat Angela Rye & Carl Bernstein about Trump & CPAC. [McENANY, KINGSTON, SANDERS, RYE - offer views on the CPAC crowd that includes the excluded wing of the party, whether Trump is now a conservative, how Trump is campaigning once again.]
(Pentagon : Barbara Starr) The assassination at the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, airport of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, using the deadly VX nerve agent examined; surveillance video from the airport shown; details given about VX symptoms & how North Korea has chemical weapons. [Former CIA officer Steve HALL, MIT's Jim WALSH- comment on the use of VX in the Kim murder.] [In Malaysia, Royal Malaysia police Khalid ABU BAKAR- says it was VX.]