This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Sara Murray) Stone's explanation of his picture of the judge for which he apologized while giving no explanation of how he got the photo that could incite others & the terms of the gag orders discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & former judge Nancy Gertner about Stone at the courthouse. [TOOBIN - offers views on the wild courtroom in which he testified about the Instagram post, how the judge excoriated him for his explanation, how it is a long time to the trial so bail is an issue, how prosecutors will continue on this case even if the Mueller probe ends, how President Trump has no respect for the judiciary.] [GERTNER - offers views on the judge's "restrained" actions against Stone, that it was an attack on the judge, how Trump may react.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Bacari Sellers & former Trump campaign strategist David Urban about how Play time is over. [URBAN - offerS views on how Stone left the court a different guy than the last time, what Republicans will try to establish about Cohen: lying; how to look at what Manafort, Stone & Cohen did as individuals, that none of this has to do with Russian collusion.] [SELLERS - offerS views on Cohen's deal so he will testify truthfully because he is going to prison, how these were high-level employees now going to prison with the presidential campaign being a cancer.]
(New York: Randi Kaye) The criminal investigation in Chicago of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett with police charging him with a felony for filing a false police report reviewed; details given of the confession from the two brothers hired by Smollett. [Feb. 14, with ABC's Robin Roberts, SMOLLETT - asks who would make this up.] [Cook County state's attorney Risa LANIER- comments on the set up of the staged attack by the brothers, who also provided Smollett with drugs.] [Police Supt. Eddie JOHNSON - asks why an African American would use a noose as symbolism, that he paid for this staged attack.] Surveillance shown of the brothers buying supplies & the Smollett MAGA letter shown. The various evidence police have about Smollett's dealings with the brothers discussed; scenes shown of Smollett leaving the courthouse.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A statement on behalf of Smollett quoted. Live discussion held with CNN's "New York Times" Charles Blow & legal analyst Paul Callan about the Smollett case. [BLOW - offers views on how Jussie had something he wanted to say if he has any defense, the police manhours being put into this case, how President Trump was involved.] [CALLAN - offers views on the aggressive defense in light of a pile of evidence with some crazy contentions being made, the state & federal penalties for this crime.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Neal Katyal) The timeline for Attorney General William Barr to receive the Mueller report is all speculation, what happens about the handling of the report as per the special counsel regulations, the legal view that Congress must investigate any wrongdoing by the president, how Mueller may call for indictments & investigations discussed.