This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Abby Philip) The sense of urgency that seems now not to be there about the emergency when there is work to be done about where the money is coming from with nothing on the White House schedule for this "priority" discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The state-level legal challenges to the declaration noted. Live discussion held with California attorney general Xavier Becerra about the California lawsuit. [BECERRA - offers views on the grounds for challenging the president's emergency declaration when Congress allocates money, on what could happen before the Supreme Court since this is not a conservative argument: a constitutional violation.] Other material: [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - says we have a national emergency on our hands.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A list of the 16 states filing suit against Trump outlined on screen. Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & Ken Cuccinelli about the legal issues. [In studio, TOOBIN - offers views on the timeline of the lawsuits: moving pretty quickly, how this case is about the federal law, not its constitutionality, how the president will offer arguments about border security.] [From Virginia, CUCCINELLI - offers views on the attorney general's arguments against the president since the emergency laws are very vague, the issue of burden of proof & persuasion.] Other material. [Yesterday, Trump adviser Stephen MILLER - talks about the unsecured border.]
(McAllen, Texas: Gary Tuchman) CNN Interview held with Texas landowner Nayda Alvarez about a border wall on/near her property along the Rio Grande River; details given about how her land could be taken by eminent domain; scenes shown from her property with "No Border Wall" painted on the roof. [ALVAREZ - offers views on how she was contacted about surveying her land to build a wall; says she feels infuriated; states she will not give up her land without a fight.] [Resident Fred CAVALOS- shows where they want to build a wall on his property.] The lawsuits by private landowners to prevent President Trump's plans for the border discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Kirsten Powers, Neal Katyal & former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo about Stone & Trump. [KATYAL, CAPUTO, POWERS - offer views on how it is a crime to threaten a federal judge with no word from President Trump about this action, how Stone is frustrated since his arrest when his life has gotten messy, but the president should not react, how Stone is saying crazy things about his legal case, how Trump has suspicions about the intelligence community, Trump's inclination to believe Russian President Vladimir Putin: so alarming.] Other material: [On "60 Minutes," former deputy FBI dr. Andrew McCABE- says the president had a diatribe about North Korean missile capabilities as told to him by Putin while US intelligence had a different view.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) McCabe's appearance on AC360 tomorrow noted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Axelrod & Jeff Zeleny about Biden. [From Arizona, AXELROD - offers views on Biden going through the steps, but he cannot wait beyond the end of March, Biden's strengths & vulnerabilities, how he is a front runner.] [From Manchester, Nw Hampshire, ZELENY - offers views on the anxiousness about Biden being in the race, how the Democratic Party is moving to the left while Senator Amy Klobuchar wants to work with the Republicans.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Tonight's town hall with Klobuchar noted.
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The Chicago police view now that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett orchestrated the hate crime attack on himself examined; details given about the arrest of two Nigerian brothers in the surveillance video. [Feb. 14, with ABC's Robin Roberts, SMOLLETT - describes the act by two people; states the men in the surveillance video are them; says how it feels like the doubters.....& who would make this up.] The statement to WBBM from the Nigerian brothers American citizens, Olabinjo & Abimbola Osundairo, & a statement from police about the shift in the case quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Randi Kaye) The "Good Morning America" interview with Smollett that has caused Democratic presidential candidates to back away now as with what Senator Kamala Harris saying about the investigation discussed.