This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta; Washington: Gloria Borger, John King) [On Thursday, TRUMP - says we had a landslide election stolen from us, but go home in peace.] How his advisers are telling him he has to tone down his language, how dysfunctional is the White House after he incited political violence, where stands his legacy: COVID, to which he has paid no attention & being impeached twice while inspiring an insurrection & as a sore looser, how President-elect Joe Biden will be president next week, Senator Mitch McConnell's view on Trump & impeachment with the trial to be run by Senator Chuck Schumer, the longshot for a Senate trial conviction, but what will Trump do over the next week, how he is doing little of the job of president discussed.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Representative Adam Schiff about this impeachment; scenes shown from the Capitol Hill riot. [SCHIFF - offers views on today's events in the Capitol as compared to his last abuses of power, on the arguments against impeachment from Republicans, on how we move forward from the view the election was a fraud as stated by Trump, on how you can still live in Trump's Fantasyland: the lie fed to his supporters.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Van Jones & political consultant Stuart Stevens about Trump. [STEVENS - offers views on how McConnell is trying to have it both ways by delaying on impeachment in a time when two Georgia senators lost their elections, on Josh Hawley's appeal to Trump voters.] [JONES - offers views on how Congress had only two alternatives: impeachment or do nothing when Trump sent up the mob to the Capitol.] Other material: A statement from Senator Josh Hawley still challenging the election quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Evan Perez) How the riot came together with evidence of people leaving President Trump's rally to get terrorism weaponry & gear by looking at funding, travel plans etc. discussed; scenes shown of the mob protest.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former FBI deputy dir. Andrew McCabe & "Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement & Paramilitary America" author Kathleen Belew about the Capitol Hill riot. [From Virginia, McCABE - offers views on how to work a post-crisis event by looking at money, travel, lodging, on law enforcement's tracking of white power groups.] [From Chicago, BELEW - offers views based on her research on white nationalism that has radicalized the US & the violent white power movement: wearing public garb to recruit, on a long record of violence before January 6 going back to the 1980s.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The charges against Olympic gold medal swimmer Klete Keller@ for his role in the riot noted; scenes shown of Keller among the rioters.