This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Jim Sciutto; Capitol Hill: Phil Mattingly) The guarantee of a government shutdown with no deal tonight with some indication the White House is willing to deal with some areas of agreement of all sides discussed.
(Studio: Jim Sciutto; White House: Jim Acosta) How Trump is willing to give up "the wall" for "steel slats" with White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly talking about a chance for a deal tonight discussed.
(Studio: Jim Sciutto) A tweet from Senator Richard Blumenthal about 'presidential freefall" quoted. Live discussion held with Senator Bernie Sanders about the budget crisis. [SANDERS - offers views on Trump shutting down the government despite the Senate agreement two days ago, but Trump changed his mind because of Fox TV, how a border wall is nonsense: a Trump illusion, how taxpayer money needs to be spent in a rational way rather than wasting money on a wall, on the departure of Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis after troop withdrawals from Syria: you don't do it by a tweet: a president can't make decisions based on what he saw on TV.]
(Studio: Jim Sciutto) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & "New York Times" reporter Maggie Haberman about Trump & the attorney general. [TOOBIN - offers views on how special counsels are needed because presidents should be out of the loop of investigations of themselves, how Whitaker is an undistinguished lawyer, but he denounced special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller on TV, how only his daughter & son-in-law are still there in the White House.] [HaBERMAN - offers views on Trump's expectations of his attorney general, how Whitaker is a loyalist to the president, on the resignation of Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis indicating Trump is making more decisions on his own like withdrawing from the Middle East, why he hates the narratives about generals in the room.]