This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: John Berman; White House: John Harwood) Trump's focus on misusing government power to his advantage leading to earlier pardons for former national security adviser Michael Flynn & clemency for Roger Stone with maybe Paul Manafort to come & why he is protecting people involved in Russian activities, including Blackwater's Erik Prince, who is the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos while he is still trying to overturn the presidential election with members of Congress to challenge the election on January 6 discussed.
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's "New York Times" reporter Maggie Haberman, David Gergen & John Dean about the pardons. [HABERMAN, DEAN, GERGEN - offers views on the Blackwater pardons of four men convicted of killing Iraqi civilians in 2007, of three Congressmen who had been early backers of Trump, on the statement about the Russian part of the pardons that attacks special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller, what these pardons indicate about Trump & his pardon authority indicating the "fix was in" as with Manafort, on how there will be a lot more pardons with traditional pardons & others, on how do you square some of the pardons that are not "precess crimes" while all of Watergate actions were process crimes, what the erratic president may be do in his last 29 days so it is time for Republican leaders to intervene about the change of power, on Trump's ire at Vice President Mike Pence.]
(Studio: John Berman; New York: Maggie Haberman) What we are seeing with Trump opposing foreign aid stuffed in this stimulus bill & what it would mean for Republicans after Trump was not involved in this bill at all discussed.
(Studio: John Berman; Washington: John Harwood; New York: Maggie Haberman) What more Trump could do if he stays at the White House: that he may not veto this bill, on his lashing out at Congress, on his limited attacks on Senator Mitch McConnell discussed.
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's former CDC dir. Dr. Tom Frieden about the new coronavirus. [FRIEDEN - offers views on how we don't know about the variant diagnosed first in Britain so we will learn more, but things don't change, on advice on dealing with the variant: testing & quarantine, on the likelihood the vaccines can adapt to new strains.]
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's former national intelligence dir. James Clapper about the pardons. [CLAPPER - offers views on pardons designed to please his base with more breaking news on pardons to come, on the pardons of four Blackwater contractors who murdered Iraqis: despicable to free men who abused the weapons available to them, on how Trump is trying to erase the impact of the Russia investigation.]