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Jury awards further $45 million in punitive damages in Alex Jones case
CNN Tonight
Aug 6, 2022

The jury in Alex Jones’ defamation trial awards $45 million more in punitive damages to the parents of the Sandy Hook shooting victims. A financial expert testified Jones used shell companies to mask his income, and may have a net worth of as much as $270 million. Trial lawyer Ken Turkel joins to discuss if Jones’ case will set a precedent on accountability and punishment for knowingly spreading harmful disinformation.

Russia says it’s open to a prisoner swap after sentencing NWBA star Brittney Griner to 9-years for drug smuggling. CNN National Security Analyst Steve Hall joins to discuss the grim conditions Griner is currently held in, and how Putin could use the athlete as a political bargaining chip to free a number of prisoners with ties to Russian military intelligence. Plus, President Biden notches wins on the latest jobs report, gas prices, economic legislation, and fighting terror.

Hosted by Laura Coates.