This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: John Berman; White House: Abby Phillip) The dark mood in the White House 'that is under siege with several different problems with Trump blaming the Democrats, the up & down stock market with no movement there about the shutdown discussed; Trump tweet on the border wall cited.
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen & "New York Times" reporter Maggie Haberman about Trump & the shutdown theatrics. [HABERMAN - offerS views on how Trump's mind works in the eternal now giving Representative Nancy Pelosi a lot of leverage, whether Trump will go to Florida where he is always the happiest, the stock market drop that Trump is blaming on the Fed, how his guiding principle is his own gut as wisdom so his circle has contracted.] [GERGEN - offers views on how Trump is playing a losing hand after being out maneuvered by Pelosi while polls showing people blame Trump for the shutdown, how the people do not love the wall, how there is no reason for him not to go to Florida, the concerns about the economy, which has been Trump's selling point & why it is not good to challenge the Fed chairman.]
(Studio: John Berman; Capitol Hill: Phil Mattignly) The status of the negotiations on the shutdown with Congress adjourned with little going on behind the scenes with Trump wanting to fight, what has been put on the table about funding for the wall with the positions of the administration & the Democrats cited & why the shutdown might take a few weeks discussed.
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's with former Trump aide Marc Short & Democrat Symone Sanders about the shutdown. [SHORT - offers views on how Trump is blaming the DemocratS, the realities of the shutdown affecting workers, the prospects of a long shutdown with no incentive for a compromise.] [SANDERS - offers views on how Trump forced the shutdown due to border security: the wall, how Democrats back border security, but not a wall.]
(Studio: John Berman, Jeffrey Toobin) How Giuliani is preparing to respond to arguments from special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller about the contacts with WikiLeaks with the legal issue being what is WikiLeaks & whether there was collusion in the contacts, Giuliani's statements about whether President Trump would take more questions from Mueller, how Giuliani is acting as a public relations advocate for the president discussed. [GIULIANI - says no to more questions.] What Giuliani told "The Daily Beast" also quoted.
(New York: Randi Kaye) The 107 million dollars raised for the event & whether it was access for donations examined; details given about the role played by Stephanie Winston Wilcox, who expressed concern about the spending, tycoon Viktor Vekselberg, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump, Jr. in 2016. [Voice of "Wall Street Journal"reporter Rebecca Davis O'BRIEN- says it is also about committee expenditures.] [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - denies any link to the president of first lady.]
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & Greg Jenkins, who ran President Bush's second inaugural committee, about the Trump inauguration. [JENKINS - offers views on the mystery of the Trump money & where it went, how it seems implausible Trump was not involved, on the business involved: it does not change.] [TOOBIN - offered views on the legal issues here: did someone steal the money & how several events took place at the Trump Hotel.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Recent interview held with writer/producer Alan Zweibel about Gilda. [ZWEIBEL  - talks about the creation of Gilda's characters.]