A former Florida official central to the federal investigation into whether U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz committed sex trafficking of a minor will cooperate with investigators as part of a plea agreement, a court document submitted by prosecutors showed. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, whose criticism of former President Donald Trump led to her being ousted from House Republican leadership, said that her role as a member of Congress obligated her to oppose the widespread lie of fraud in the 2020 election.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) talks with CNN’s Jim Acosta about his tense encounter with an aide for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) who told him to take off his mask after the CDC released new guidance for fully vaccinated individuals.
Brian Stelter outlines the reasons for a democracy beat and talks with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson about the news media’s coverage of those she calls “democracy deniers.” Plus, voting rights reporter Ari Berman argues the “most important dividing line in American politics right now isn’t between Democrats and Republicans, it’s between Republicans versus democracy.”
The top Democrat and Republican on the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee have reached a deal to push forward with a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 storming of U.S. Capitol, the lawmakers said on Friday. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller and former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen testified during a House hearing about their actions during the Capitol insurrection. CNN’s Jessica Schneider reports the hearing devolved into “partisan finger pointing.”