This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti. [AVENATTI - offers views on what Trump said means for the legal issues about the Daniels agreement: he & Cohen are now in a world of hurt with possible felony charges for Cohen, on the legal motions having been filed to get to the bottom about the payments to Daniels, what Cohen attorney David Schwartz is saying about arbitration, how we will get a jury trial to find out what the president knew & when.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos & "USA Today"'s Susan Page about the Trump-Daniels case. [GERAGOS - offerS views on the meanings of Trump's statements: it helps Avenatti's case.] [PAGE - offers views on how Trump spoke briefly in response to questions on the plane, what the president might do next.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Pamela Brown) Trump's consideration of replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Pruitt despite the ethics issues, that Trump was not happy with the Fox story on Pruitt, White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly's support for firing Pruitt & whether Pruitt, as attorney general, could fire special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller discussed. [CNN's Ryan LIZZA - offers views on Trump's indecision on Pruitt, the legal issues about whether he could legally fire Sessions & replace him with Pruitt: Trump's obsession in getting rid of Sessions, who has actually been pushing Trump's agenda in the Justice Department.]
(New York: Randi Kaye) The ethical questions hounding EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, who has pushed President Trump's agenda, examined; details given about security issues, his trips, the Washington condo he rented that belonged to donor/lobbyists, pay hikes for two staffers, his actions on deregulation. [On the plane, TRUMP - praises Pruitt.] [With Fox, PRUITT - says he did not know about the pay raises.] Pruitt's problems within the EPA about spending & security demands discussed.
(Eagle Pass, Texas: Gary Tuchman) The issue of the use of troops along the Texas border featured; scenes shown from the Rio Grande area. [Maverick County Sheriff Tom SCHMERBER- opposes troops coming back here because illegal crossings have slowed; recalls the 1997 shooting of Ezekiel Hernandez by a soldier.] [Rancher Dob CUNNINGHAM- says he signed a release allowing the National Guard, but we don't need help now.] Whether the sheriff will get any advance notice about troops discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former Arizona sheriff Paul Babeau about troops on the border. [From Phoenix, BABEAU - offers views on President Trump's initial impact cutting smuggling on the border, but now things are being tested as with the caravan that is coming towards the US, how troops were supported by armed National Guard, who acted as a deterrent.]