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Trump Distances Himself from Co-Defendants
CNN Political Briefing

Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty in his latest legal case out of Georgia. Meanwhile, Trump is trying to distance himself legally and financially from his 18 co-defendants, some of whom are turning to crowdfunding to pay steep legal bills. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest out of Georgia, and what Trump’s fellow Republicans are saying.

Sep 1, 2023

McConnell Episode Revives Voters’ Age Old Question
CNN Political Briefing

The attending physician at the US Capitol said McConnell is “medically clear,” after apparently freezing yesterday in Kentucky. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why this incident may be reinforcing what Americans are already thinking about when it comes to powerful leaders in Washington. President Joe Biden faces similar questions about his age from voters that prompts the White House to push back on the notion he can’t serve a second term.

Aug 31, 2023

Natural Disasters Test Leaders’ Compassion & Competence
CNN Political Briefing

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and President Joe Biden have put their political differences and 2024 rivalry aside to address the impact of Hurricane Idalia. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the state and federal responses so far, and explains the twofold mission leaders have in moments like this. Biden also addressed the continued federal response to the Maui wildfires today, after being criticized for it.

Aug 30, 2023

Biden Highlights Efforts to Lower Drug Costs
CNN Political Briefing

Today, the Biden administration announced the 10 drugs that Medicare will be able to negotiate prices for – a key provision in the Inflation Reduction Act President Joe Biden signed into law last year. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what this process will look like, and why you’ll hear a lot about it on the campaign trail. Plus, a new poll out shows what vulnerabilities both Biden and Donald Trump have.

Aug 29, 2023

Trump Trial Set for Day Before Super Tuesday
CNN Political Briefing

There were two key hearings today in Washington DC and Atlanta that’ll chart the next phase of the federal and state criminal cases against former President Donald Trump. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how Trump’s political and legal calendar is getting more complicated. A federal judge set a trial date for the federal 2020 election subversion case, while Trump’s former chief of staff took the stand today in a hearing related to the Georgia case.

Aug 28, 2023

Trump’s Mugshot as Political Prop
CNN Political Briefing

All of the 19 defendants have surrendered to the Fulton County jail in Georgia after being booked and charged in the state’s 2020 election subversion case, including former President Donald Trump. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how Trump’s 20 minute booking process will go down in history. Plus, a new poll of GOP debate watchers shows which candidates made impressions on them with their performances.

Aug 25, 2023

Trump Turning Himself in After GOP Rivals Debate
CNN Political Briefing

Former President Donald Trump is turning himself in at the Fulton County jail in Georgia today after being criminally charged in the state’s 2020 election subversion case. CNN Correspondent Kristen Holmes breaks down what to expect, and how he’s reacting to all the charges he faces in four cases. Plus, CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down key highlights from the first Republican presidential primary debate that Trump skipped out on.

Aug 24, 2023

GOP Candidates Debate Tonight in WI
CNN Political Briefing

Eight Republican presidential candidates can take the stage in Milwaukee for the first 2024 primary debate. But frontrunner Donald Trump won’t be there, and an injury almost made Governor Doug Burgum miss it too. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what to look out for tonight, and explains why it’ll be difficult for the candidates to break out in this race.

Aug 23, 2023

Trump Co-Conspirators Start to Surrender in GA
CNN Political Briefing

Some of the 19 defendants in the election subversion case in Georgia started to turn themselves in at the Fulton County jail. CNN Correspondent Kristen Holmes breaks down who the first two were, and other developments in this case, including when former President Trump says he plans to surrender. This is happening on the eve of the first Republican presidential primary debate that Trump said he’s skipping.

Aug 22, 2023

GOP Debate Happening Without a Frontrunner
CNN Political Briefing

Sources tell CNN former President Donald Trump has already taped the interview with Tucker Carlson that’s expected to be used as counterprogramming for the first Republican primary debate on Wednesday. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why Trump decided to skip the debate, and how the other candidates are reacting to his absence.

Aug 21, 2023



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