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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

Trump’s Expected to Skip GOP Debate
CNN Political Briefing

Former President Donald Trump is planning to sit down for an interview instead of showing up to the first Republican presidential primary debate next week. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how the other candidates have been preparing for a debate with – and without – Trump.

Aug 18, 2023

Polls Show 3 Political Realities After Trump Charges
CNN Political Briefing

Former President Donald Trump’s legal troubles dominate the 2024 presidential race. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what recent polling says about the American political landscape, as a former president’s been indicted four times and a 2020 rematch is very possible. Plus, he explains the threats a federal judge in DC and Georgia jurors are facing in cases involving Trump, and where Trump and his team stand on his primary debate attendance next week.

Aug 17, 2023

The White House is in a Bind
CNN Political Briefing

Today, President Joe Biden celebrated the one-year anniversary of signing the Inflation Reduction Act into law and touting it as a key piece to ‘Bidenomics.’ CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the challenges the president has to convince Americans to reelect him for his handling of the economy. President Biden is trying to sell his economic policy agenda, while duty calls in Hawaii and his predecessor’s legal woes take up a lot of oxygen in the 2024 race.

Aug 16, 2023

Trump Indicted in GA for 2020 Election Efforts
CNN Political Briefing

Former President Donald Trump now faces 91 charges from four separate indictments. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the latest indictment against Trump and others from Fulton County, Georgia for their alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election in the state. Plus, listen to hear how Trump’s current – and former – presidential rivals think of the latest charges.

Aug 15, 2023



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