The Trump White House hired numerous people from Fox News. Now Fox is hiring numerous people from Trump’s orbit. Matt Gertz of the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters says nine former White House staffers, campaign aides and Trump family members are now on Fox’s payroll. He says Fox “understood they needed to keep Trump supporters on board, and the best way to do that was to put familiar faces” on the network.”
House Democratic Whip Rep. James Clyburn tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that one Trump official boasted about political interference in CDC guidance. “If he was doing things that may be criminal in nature, then we ought to bring that to light,” he said.
On CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas says that his party’s continued focus on former President Trump’s lies and grievances “is not helpful for us” moving forward.
Arkansas Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson reacted to former President Donald Trump’s attacks on top party leaders in his RNC spring retreat address, saying his remarks are “divisive” for elected GOP officials around the country.
Robby Soave argues that a recent “60 Minutes” story about Florida’s vaccine rollout and Governor Ron DeSantis was wildly flawed. Soave says the story aided DeSantis politically because the governor responded by criticizing the media, and “being anti-media is probably the single thing that unites all conservatives.”
John Boehner, former Republican House Speaker, reflects on his tenure in office in his new book, “On the House: A Washington Memoir.” CNN’s Brian Todd breaks down some key stories from the book, including the time Alaska Rep. Don Young held a knife to his throat.
U.S. and Chinese officials concluded on Friday what Washington called "tough and direct" talks in Alaska, which laid bare the depth of tensions between the world's two largest economies at the outset of the Biden administration. Gloria Tso reports.