This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's Joan Biskupic, author of a book about Chief Justice Roberts. [BISKUPIC - offers views on the reaction of Roberts to an insult to the court in this asylum case by calling the judge an Obama judge after the polarizing Brett Kavanaugh case & how Roberts will never respond on Twitter.]
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's attorney Carrie Cordero & historian Douglas Brinkley. [CORDERO - offers views on the president going after the Chief Justice after other attacks on the judicial system, how the president has a non-understanding of the independence of the judicial system, but the institution will prevail.] [BRINKLEY - offers views on how there is no precedent with Roberts reacting to Trump.] [BISKUPIC - offer views on the politics of the judicial system as espoused by Trump in his criticism, how you are either with or against Trump, how he decided to demonize a California court & Roberts slammed him.]
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's James Schultz & lawyer Laura Coates about Trump & Mueller. [COATES - offers views on the possible arguments against executive privilege about the transition period.] [SCHULTZ - offers views on the grounds acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker would have about the issue that will play out in the courts down the line.]
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's columnist/author Max Boot & "New York Times" reporter Mark Mazzetti about Trump & Saudi Arabia. [MAZZETTI - offers views on how Trump values his allies based on what they can provide for the US. rather than values so other countries may react to what Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman did, how there are a lot of empty promises about what Saudi Arabia may buy, that MBS is crown prince, not the king yet.] [BOOT - offer views on how Trump's foreign policy is a "value-free zone": acting as a supplicant to dictators with the Saudis needing us more than we need them, that MBS has become toxic & might be moved out of succession.]
(Studio: John Berman; no location given: David Axelrod) The question of whether Obama really thinks he could win in 2020, Obama's decision to be involved in the 2018 elections due to a sense of urgency about this election, how Obama might have handled the role of Saudi Arabia in the Jamal Khashoggi murder discussed.