West Wing reality showState of America add
President Trump is reportedly enjoying the speculation about his staff - and their futures - as a person close to the White House tells CNN that everyone loves a season finale. And a stunning claim from Stormy Daniels' attorney: he says she was physically threatened to stay silent about Trump. Join John Avlon and the panel.
Mueller takes direct aim at Trump OrganizationState of America add
Bob Mueller subpoenas the Trump organization, the first known time that the special counsel has asked for information related to the President's businesses. Plus, the President says "there will always be change" amid rumors of looming staff shake ups. Join John Avlon and the panel.
Special election rattles RepublicansState of America add
Democrat Conor Lamb is poised for an upset victory in a district that overwhelmingly backed President Trump. And Republicans say it is a wake-up call. Plus, sources say the President is ready to purge his cabinet of "dead weight", despite his campaign vow to hire only the best people. Join John Avlon and the panel.
Tillerson out ... via TwitterState of America add
Rex Tillerson becomes the latest Trump staffer to depart, after the President installs his CIA director Mike Pompeo at the State Department. And a top Tillerson aide says he learned about it via tweet. Plus, a source tells CNN that "winds of change" at the White House could mean even more shakeups. Join John Avlon and the panel.
Is Trump caving to the NRA?State of America add
President Trump does a reversal on age limits for guns, as the White House rolls out a school safety plan. And Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education, stumbles when asked basic questions about U.S. schools - and sources say some Trump staffers are alarmed. Join John Avlon and the panel.
Plot Twist: Trump, Kim Jong Un to meetState of America add
President Trump stuns the world - and some of his staff - by agreeing to a face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong Un. The news rounds out a wild week for the White House, full of staff departures, trade war threats and, of course, Stormy Daniels. Join Joe Johns and the panel.
White House reels as Cohn quits, porn star sues TrumpState of America add
U.S. markets take tumble after Gary Cohn quits as President Trump's top economic adviser. And porn star Stormy Daniels sues the President, saying the hush deal about their alleged affair is void. Join Joe Johns and the panel.
Breakthrough on North Korea?State of America add
President Trump says North Korea's decision to halt its missile tests, while talks continue, is "very positive" --- but adds that the U.S. is prepared to take any action that is necessary. And a former Trump campaign adviser goes from defying Robert Mueller to cooperating with him. Join Joe Johns and the panel.
Trump's trade threat sparks global backlashState of America add
President Trump says he won't back down on tariffs, as Republicans in Congress increasingly urge him to scrap the idea. And the President praises Xi Jinping's recent power grab - joking that China's "president for life" could be a model for the U.S. Join Joe Johns and the panel.
Trump's wild weekState of America add
It's been a wild ride at the White House this week filled with infighting, staff turnover and fears of a trade war. President Donald Trump is defending his announcement on steel tariffs, tweeting that trade wars can be good. This comes amid rumors of more potential White House departures. Join Joe Johns and the panel.
Hicks quits as chaos rattles the White HouseState of America add
Hope Hicks resigns, leaving the White House without a communications director and President Trump without one of his closest confidantes. And the rift widens between the President and Jeff Sessions - and now Sessions is fighting back. Join Joe Johns and the panel
War in the West Wing: Kushner vs. KellyState of America add
Jared Kushner loses his top-secret security clearance after John Kelly implements changes. And Robert Mueller has his eye on President Trump's business dealings with Russia before the 2016 campaign - a move Trump previously said would cross a red line. Join Joe Johns and the panel.
More talk ... still no action on gunsState of America add
The White House says President Trump "still supports" raising the age limit to buy certain guns, after sources suggested he might be changing his mind. And Ivanka Trump's diplomatic turn at the Olympics sparks new tensions in the West Wing - and with chief of staff John Kelly. Join Joe Johns and the panel.
Trump: don't be afraid of the NRAState of America add
President Donald is pledging to find a way to eliminate the use of bump fire stocks in the wake of the latest school shooting. Trump also told state governors gathered at the White House not to be afraid of challenging the National Rifle Association. Join Joe Johns and the panel.
Real talk on gun reformState of America add
President Trump holds a listening session with survivors of the Florida school shooting as students rally nationwide for gun reform. And Jeff Sessions is back in the president's crosshairs for not investigating the Democrats on Russia (again). Join Suzanne Malveaux and the panel.
Sanders in the hot seatState of America add
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is back at the podium for the first White House briefing in a week. And her appearance comes as the Trump administration faces challenges on everything from the Russia probe to gun control. Join Suzanne Malveaux and the panel.
Trump weighs options on gun lawsState of America add
The White House says President Trump is open to improving the background check system, as calls grow louder for gun reform after last week's deadly school shooting. And an epic Twitter storm - even by Trump standards - as the President lashes out on the Russia probe. Join Suzanne Malveaux and the panel.
Trump: "I'm opposed to domestic violence"State of America add
After facing criticism for supporting a former aide accused of abuse, President Trump condemns domestic violence. And John Kelly's job seems to be safe - for now - after the President expresses confidence in his Chief of Staff. Join Fredricka Whitfield and the panel.