On Tuesday evening CNN's Brian Todd tackled the complicated climate that is the political landscape of the Middle East, asking in part whether Ahmed Chalabi will be Iraq's next leader, and in particular whether such a scenario would be a positive development.
With a history of influence over high ranking U.S. leaders, Chalabi has been a divisive figure for years. Now some are calling for him to become Iraq's next prime minister.
Watch the above video, as Todd details Chalabi's checkered past, as well as his role in U.S. foreign policy.
Donald Sterling is stepping up his battle with the NBA. The league's commissioner Adam SIlver banned the Clippers owner for life and fined him $2.5 million after his racist rant went public. Sterling responded by suing the NBA for $1 billion. Now sources tell CNN that Sterling hired private investigators to dig up dirt on the league's other owners. Anderson discussed all of this with Bobby Samini, who is one of Donald Sterling's attorneys and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
Brian Todd reports on the allegations of Donald Sterling investigating NBA owners.
Shelly Sterling struck a deal to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, but CNN's Brian Todd broke the news that she worked out a position for herself with the team. All this comes as Donald Sterling files a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA. There are questions the circumstances surrounding a pair of doctors declaring Donald Sterling 'mentally incapacitated.' Anderson spoke with Donald Sterling's attorney Maxwell Blecher.
Brian Todd looks at what's going on behind the scenes.
It was just a week ago that Donald Sterling's taped remarks about African Americans became public. For the first time today, the L.A. Clippers owner addressed the controversy publicly. He’s responding to V. Stiviano, the woman who recorded the tape of their private conversation. In an interview with DuJour magazine Sterling says, "I wish I had just paid her off." Brian Todd has the latest on the fallout.
Anderson discussed these latest developments with CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin, Rachel Nichols, host of CNN's Unguarded, and Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin.
A Senate investigation is exposing the secret tactics used by one of Switzerland's largest banks to help rich Americans hide their cash. Credit Suisse customers transported money in pantyhose, handed off bank documents in magazines, and even made transactions in secret meeting rooms accessible by special remote-control elevators. That is just part of the story of how the bank helped hide tens of billions of dollar from the I.R.S. Brian Todd has the full report.
He was Mexico's most wanted drug kingpin. Part of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's legend was his ability to elude the law. His time on the run ended over the weekend with a predawn raid. Brian Todd has the latest on how "El Chapo" ended up behind bars.
Even in hiding "El Chapo" inspired equal measures of fear and respect. Gary Tuchman visited his home turf in Mexico last year when there were rumors he had been killed. A warning, some of the images are graphic.
Despite warnings to stay off the roads, there are plenty of accidents along one of the nation's busiest highways. While plows are busy clearing snow from I-95, crews are also busy clearing accidents. Brian Todd has the latest.
The deaf community in South Africa is calling it a travesty, and it played out in plain sight during Nelson Mandela's memorial service. The sign language interpreter on the stage for the whole four hours translated the words of all the speakers into gestures that by all accounts were just plain gibberish. Brian Todd has the story.
Authorities in Mexico have located a stolen truck that was carrying a cargo of radioactive cobalt 60. What is not known at this point is if all of the material has been recovered. If terrorists get their hands on cobalt 60 they can use it to make a dirty bomb. Brian Todd has late developments.
Anderson discussed this situation with National Security Analyst and former CIA officer Bob Baer.
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