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Yellen: Congress must address debt ceiling by June 5
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that if Congress doesn’t address the debt ceiling by June 5, the U.S. Treasury Department won’t have enough money to pay the nation’s obligations in full and on time. President Biden and House Republicans continue to negotiate a deal so the U.S. doesn’t default. Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton tells AC360 whether he thinks a deal can be reached in time.
Plus, Boston Celtics co-owner and President and CEO of Granite Telecommunications Rob Hale surprised University of Massachusetts Boston graduates with $1,000 each. He joins AC360 to discuss why giving back is so important to him. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Washington Post: Trump employees moved boxes day before DOJ went to Mar-a-Lago
Two employees of former President Trump moved boxes of papers at Mar-a-Lago just a day before the Department of Justice went to the Florida resort to collect classified documents, according to The Washington Post. The newspaper also reports that investigators have evidence that Trump kept the classified documents in a visible place in his office and would show them to visitors. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper the key things prosecutors have to prove is “knowledge and intent” that the former President knew what he was doing with the documents.
Plus, Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders joins AC360 to discuss the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
DeSantis announces he’s running for President
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis officially announced he’s running for President in 2024. DeSantis’ decision to run sets up a clash with current Republican primary frontrunner, former President Trump, who once endorsed him for Florida governor. Former Trump White House Director of Communications Alyssa Farah Griffin tells Anderson Cooper what kind of “campaigner” DeSantis is and if he stands a chance against Trump.
Plus, legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock joins AC360 to remember his friend and the “Queen of Rock and Roll,” Tina Turner, who died at the age of 83.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Ron DeSantis to kick off 2024 presidential campaign in conversation with Twitter owner Elon Musk
CNN has learned that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will kick off his Republican presidential campaign tomorrow in a virtual conversation with Twitter owner Elon Musk. People familiar with the governor’s planning say DeSantis will have an aggressive schedule and his team is plotting an unpredictable, relentless blitz of the political map designed to quickly get him in front of thousands of primary voters. CNN Reporter Steve Contorno joins AC360 from Miami to discuss DeSantis’ strategy for defeating former President Trump.
Plus, Irvin Walker is one of the survivors of the mass shooting at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas earlier this month where eight people died. He tells Anderson Cooper about the moment he realized he had been shot and how he was able to call for help.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Biden and McCarthy meet as U.S. debt default deadline looms
President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy met at the White House to discuss how to avoid a default on the nation’s debt. McCarthy told reporters there’s no deal but it was a “productive discussion.” CNN Capitol Hill Reporter Melanie Zanona joins AC360 from Capitol Hill to discuss what the major sticking points are between the Democrats and Republicans.
Plus, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott officially announced he’s entering the Republican presidential primary. CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash tells Anderson Cooper what she thinks Scott’s lane will be as he goes toe-to-toe with former President Trump, currently the Republican frontrunner.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy