This program is about 1 hour long
(Corpus Christi, Texas: Martin Savidge) The wind & rain in Texas from Hurricane Harvey with a non-mandatory evacuation reviewed; scenes shown of the reporter out in the stormy weather. How there are sightseers driving about despite the potential of disaster, the threat of storm surge on the nearby islands & low-lying areas that will be inundated with water discussed.
(Studio: John Berman) Live interview held by phone with Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb abut the storm. [McCOMB - talks about the threat from the rain that will back up through the city, about people staying in shelter & off the roads till "this thing" passes & seek higher ground.]
(Studio: John Berman; studio: Chad Myers) The latest information on the Category 4 hurricane that may last for a week discussed; weather maps in the background & storm video shown.
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's Republicans Ana Navarro & Alice Stewart & law professor Jonathan Turley about the Arpaio pardon & the issue of "Dreamer" immigration policy. [By phone, NAVARRO - offers views on the "shocking" pardon illustrating Trump is president of a divided America, the significance for the immigrant community for the uncertain future of American "Dreamer" immigrants: calls for Congress to act legislatively, how Trump is throwing a bone to his base & ignoring other Americans.] [STEWART - offers views on what Trump gets out of this pardon despite the outrage, how the two men shared similar views on immigration.] [TURLEY - offer views on the lack of limits of presidential pardons as in the Arpaio case, how Joe showed contempt for the court's view on immigration.]
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's law professors Jonathan Turley & Jeffrey Toobin & Republicans Ana Navarro & Alice Stewart about the Arpaio pardon. [TURLEY - explains the presidential pardon process with the pardon's timing being fortuitous for Arpaio, but not with judges.] [TOOBIN - offers views on how this is a political act, more than a legal act with Arpaio being a controversial figure in the area of immigration, how the pardon power is absolute for a president as with the pardon of President Richard Nixon, the message of Trump's early pardon.] [By phone, NAVARRO; in studio, STEWART - comment on the resignation of White House adviser Sebastian Gorka the same night as the Arpaio pardon: no coincidence: an appeal to energize the base on a Friday night during a hurricane: a classic news dump, the timing of the two events: Gorka out, Arpaio pardoned.] [In his Arizona speech, TRUMP - says Arpaio was convicted for doing his job, but :I won't do it tonight" showing Trump cares enormously for his base.]
(Studio: John Berman; White House: Sara Murray) The question of whether there could be more changes at the White House with little known Gorka about what did at the White House, the work by Gary Cohn on tax reform discussed.
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion continued with CNN's Alice Stewart & Bakari Sellers about Trump news. [STEWART - says Trump is energizing his base, but he needs to expand the base with us knowing Arpaio would be pardoned & GorKa would leave following Steve Bannon.] [SELLERS - offers views on Gorka leaving, his pardon of Arpaio, who violated civil rights of Hispanics & had "racist tendencies."]
(Studio: John Berman; White House: Sara Murray) A report from CNN that the Justice Department has no role in Arpaio pardon & Trump did not go through the department process discussed.
(Studio: John Berman) Live phone interview held with Representative Joaquin Castro about the pardon. [CASTRO - offers views on Arpaio, who targeted Hispanics in Arizona & the pardon was wrong, how Hispanics & others in Arizona view Arpaio, how Hispanics had to prove their citizenship despite what the courts said.]
(Studio: John Berman) Live phone interview held with former Bush ethics lawyer Richard Painter about the pardon. [PAINTER - calls the Arapaio pardon "shocking," who discriminated against racial minorities & contempt of court is a crime, how he threw a bone to the base.]
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion continued with CNN's Alice Stewart & Bakari Sellers about Trump news. [STEWART, SELLERS - offer views on the pardon process in this case.]