President Trump this week commuted Rod Blagojevich's 14-year federal prison sentence. The former Illinois governor joins Anderson Cooper to discuss the president's decision that freed him from prison-but which was criticized by Democrats and Republicans. He also defends himself against prosecutors he calls "corrupt".
Airdate: February 21, 2020
Debate Night in America
Michael Bloomberg facing the first major test of his presidential campaign during his debut on the debate stage in Las Vegas. Andrew Yang, former Democratic presidential candidate, dropped out of the race after the New Hampshire primary. He joins Anderson Cooper, to discuss what he's looking for from the remaining candidates. President Trump says he will name Richard Grenell, the current American ambassador to Germany and loyalist to the President, as the next acting Director of National Intelligence. Carrie Cordero, who was a Senior Associate General Counsel at the Office of the DNI, calls Grenell's appointment "outrageous" and explains why he isn't qualified for the position.
Airdate: February 19, 2020
2,000+ former DOJ officials call on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign
More than 2,000 former Justice Department officials, who served both in Republican and Democratic administrations, have released a statement calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign. Elie Honig, a former federal prosecutor who signed this protest statement, joins Anderson Cooper. Plus, Tom Perez, Democratic National Committee chairman, discusses the upcoming Nevada caucus and why he says this process will go much smoother than Iowa.
Airdate: February 17, 2020
Justice Department drops Andrew McCabe criminal investigation
Andrew McCabe, former FBI Deputy Director, joins Anderson Cooper to talk about the Justice Department dropping the criminal investigation against him and why he said he's "disgusted" it took two years to reach this conclusion. Plus, Sam Donaldson, former ABC News anchor, has never endorsed a political candidate until now. He joins AC360 to discuss why he's backing former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Airdate: February 14, 2020
Michael Bloomberg vs. President Trump
Tim O'Brien, a senior adviser for Mike Bloomberg 2020, joins Anderson Cooper to talk about campaign strategy and how Bloomberg plans to take on President Trump. Plus, Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell reacts to Attorney General Barr's latest comments and what he would like to ask him when he testifies in front of the House Judiciary Committee.
Airdate: February 13, 2020