Claire Atkinson recaps her recent interview with Lachlan Murdoch. “He intends to be at Fox for decades,” she says. Murdoch defends Tucker Carlson as “brave” and says Fox News offers a “diversity of opinion.” Nicole Hemmer and Perry Bacon, Jr. react.
Brian asks David Leonhardt about “irrational Covid fears” and, on the other hand, reckless rhetoric from the likes of Tucker Carlson. The bottom line, he says, is that it’s “really important for us to start returning to normal.” People will do so at their own pace, and that’s okay, Zeynep Tufekci adds.
CNN’s Paula Reid reports the Justice Department is investigating potential obstruction of justice connected to the ongoing probe of Rep. Matt Gaetz and his alleged sexual relationship with a minor while Elie Honig explains why this is bad news for the Florida congressman.
Federal authorities investigating alleged sex trafficking by GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz have secured the cooperation of the congressman’s ex-girlfriend, according to people familiar with the matter. Gaetz has denied the allegations. CNN’s Paula Reid has more.
Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said that her remarks comparing masks mandates and vaccination passports to the Holocaust were “offensive” and offered an apology for them after visiting the Holocaust Museum. CNN’s Ryan Nobles reports.
A crucial Senate vote on a bill to create an independent inquiry to investigate the deadly January 6 Capitol Hill riot failed, falling short of the 10 Republican votes needed to advance and illustrating GOP efforts to move on from the insurrection that left five people dead and injured 140 police officers. CNN’s Ryan Nobles has the details.