This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Jim Sciutto; Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The background to Trump's first visit to a war zone after weeks of planning by the military & Secret Service with Trump bringing up domestic issues, what Trump said about ISIS in Syria after the Mattis resignation discussed; scenes shown of Trump signing red hats for the troops: a political activity.
(Studio: Jim Sciutto) Live discussion held with CNN's retired Adm. John Kirby, David Axelrod & retired Gen. Mark Hertling about the president in Iraq. [HERTLING, KIRBY, AXELROD - offer views on the symbolism of the president visiting the troops, but you should not get political, how Trump did not speak to Iraqi troops representing a new government there, how it is important he went to see the troops. Trump's decision to pull the troops out of Syria & some from Afghanistan, the problems with cross-border operations as he suggests, Trump's "lies" to the troops about military raises: it creates confusions.]
(Studio: Jim Sciutto; White House: Abby Phillip) The status of the border wall & the shutdown over it with him just reiterating his talking points, how contracts work as opposed to his claims, how no money has been allotted to the wall except renovations discussed.
(Studio: Jim Sciutto) Live discussion held with CNN's former Trump adviser Steve Cortes, Bakari Sellers &former Representative Charlie Dent about the wall & the shutdown. [CORTES, SELLERS, DENT - offer views on the politics of the wall with Trump running on the wall issue, how he lied to the world about Mexico paying for the wall, hoe Democrats offered him funds for the wall in exchange for DACA citizenship, the Secure Fence Act of 2006, how the shutdown is owned by the president, who is for the "The wall," the issue of Mexico paying for the wall, how the Cost Guard is not getting paid because he wants the wall, how the wall would save money spent on the cost of border security, how the Democrats will win the battle of politics.] Other material: live pictures of Trump n Germany shown at 7:29 & 7:33.
(El Paso, Texas: Nick Valencia) The death of a second child, Felipe Gomez, in US Customs & Border Protection custody at the Mexico border featured; timeline of his death outlined on screen. [Dec. 20, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NIELSEN - testifies she will get back on home many children have died.] [Voice of Representative Veronica ESCOBAR- says Felipe & his father were apprehended where there is a wall: walls do not work.] The expected release tonight of 522 migrants discussed.
(New York: Randi Kaye) The plans for the Democrats controlling the House to investigate President Trump's organization previewed; details given about Deutsche Bank's long relationship to Trump, the Michael Cohen problem of paying off women, the Moscow Trump Tower project, the legal emoluments issues over the Trump hotel in Washington, DC. [Representative Adam SCHIFF - talks about Deutsche Bank's laundering of Russian money.]
(Studio: Jim Sciutto; New York: Preet Bharara) What should be looked at in the Trump business organization, including Russian interference, the role of Democrats seeking Trump documents via subpoena powers, with the White House using the weapons of executive privilege, discussed.