Cheney to deliver pointed address marking “the beginning of the battle” to confront Trump

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Published Aug 17, 2022, 2:18 AM

Aides of Republican Rep. Liz Cheney say she intends to make the case that she is at “the beginning of the battle” against former President Trump when she speaks to her supporters tonight. The aides also say she’s planning to call on both parties to join her fight to protect democracy and the rule of law in America. Cheney is facing Trump-backed attorney Harriet Hageman and three other candidates in the GOP primary for Wyoming’s lone House seat. CNN Chief National Correspondent John King gives AC360 the latest on Cheney’s uphill battle to keep her seat.

Plus, the FBI interviewed former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and his former deputy Patrick Philbin earlier this year as part of the investigation into the documents found at the former President’s Mar-a-Lago resort. Nick Akerman is a former assistant special Watergate prosecutor and a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. He tells Anderson Cooper whether he thinks executive privilege would apply during the interviews with Cipollone and Philbin.  

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