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Trump’s Legal Troubles Pricey for Campaign
CNN Political Briefing

Special Counsel Jack Smith has expanded his classified documents case against former President Donald Trump. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down new developments in the case, as well as where the investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia stands. Plus, new reporting indicates that all of this legal trouble has been pretty pricey for the Trump campaign, but doesn’t seem to be hurting his poll numbers.

Jul 31, 2023

Trump Faces New Charges as GA Probe Heats Up
CNN Political Briefing

Former President Donald Trump is in Iowa today with other Republican presidential hopefuls, as he faces new charges in special counsel Jack Smith’s classified documents probe. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the superseding indictment, and why his legal troubles don’t stop there. CNN Political Correspondent Sara Murray joins us to discuss what the Fulton County District Attorney could be focused on in her probe into Trump and his allies’ post-election conduct. For more of her reporting, tune in to her episode of “The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper” airing this Sunday, July 30 at 8pm eastern on CNN.

Jul 28, 2023

Trump Team Meeting as Third Indictment Looms
CNN Political Briefing

Donald Trump’s legal team met with special counsel Jack Smith today, as the possibility of a third indictment against the former president looms. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down two key meetings that took place today in the special counsel’s election interference probe. Plus, some Republicans weigh in on what a possible third indictment against Trump would mean for him politically.

Jul 27, 2023

Hunter Biden’s Plea Deal & GOP Impeachment Talk
CNN Political Briefing

Hunter Biden’s plea deal is on hold after a dramatic court hearing today, while House Republicans ramp up impeachment talk against President Joe Biden. CNN Capitol Hill Reporter Melanie Zanona explains the judge’s reasoning for questioning the plea deal, and how some Republicans feel this gives the probes into Biden and his family some legs. Meanwhile, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is warming up to the idea of launching an impeachment inquiry into the president, but Republicans have failed to provide evidence linked him to any alleged wrongdoing.

Jul 26, 2023

Biden Honors Black History Amid Education Debate
CNN Political Briefing

President Joe Biden is drawing a contrast with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over race and education. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the new national monument Biden created today, as Florida is the latest state to issue new guidelines that restrict how race and Black history are taught. DeSantis stands by the state’s initiative, while some in his party criticize the move.

Jul 25, 2023

Texas Defies DOJ Over Border Buoys
CNN Political Briefing

The Justice Department is suing Texas to force the state to remove floating barriers in the Rio Grande meant to deter migrants, after Governor Greg Abbott said today he wouldn’t. CNN White House Reporter Priscilla Alvarez explains the legal arguments being made by both sides. Plus, the Biden administration believes its new immigration policies are effective in the wake of Title 42 ending.

Jul 24, 2023

Trump’s Going to be on Trial & on the Trail
CNN Political Briefing

Former President Donald Trump is going to have to juggle being on the campaign trail with being in the courtroom in the coming months. CNN Chief National Affairs Correspondent Jeff Zeleny compares Trump’s upcoming trials with the GOP presidential primary calendar. Plus, he breaks down the latest on the investigations into the former president, including a possible trial date for the classified documents case.

Jul 21, 2023

Grand Jury Meets in 2020 Election Probe
CNN Political Briefing

The federal grand jury looking at the special counsel’s investigation into what led up to January 6th is meeting today, as the potential for a third indictment against Donald Trump looms. CNN Correspondent Kristen Holmes breaks down what the grand jury could be up to, and what charges Trump could be facing. Plus, House Republican leadership is throwing cold water on the idea of expunging Trump’s two impeachments.

Jul 20, 2023

Trump’s Defiant While House GOP Looks at Biden
CNN Political Briefing

Donald Trump’s team is trying to figure out what evidence the special counsel has against the former president in the 2020 election aftermath probe, as he expects to be indicted for a third time. CNN Correspondent Kristen Holmes breaks down Trump’s response and strategy, while most House Republicans stand with him so far. Plus, two IRS whistleblowers are testifying before the House Oversight Committee with allegations against the Justice Department for how it handled the Hunter Biden case.

Jul 19, 2023

Trump Says He’s a Target in 2020 Probe
CNN Political Briefing

Former President Donald Trump says he’s been informed by special counsel Jack Smith that he’s a target in the investigation into the aftermath of the 2020 election. CNN Congressional Correspondent Jessica Dean explains what this could mean for Trump, while a key hearing took place in the separate classified documents probe. Plus, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responds to his 2024 opponent’s legal trouble in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.

Jul 18, 2023



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