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.
Republican U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene publicly apologized on Monday for her remarks last month comparing COVID-19 mask requirements and vaccinations to the Nazi Holocaust that killed 6 million Jews. Bryan Wood reports.
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is facing criticism in her Georgia constituency over her comments comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust. CNN’s Martin Savidge speaks to voters in Rome, Georgia.
The U.S. Justice Department closed its criminal investigation into whether a book by John Bolton about his time as President Donald Trump's national security adviser illegally disclosed classified information, and dropped a civil lawsuit, Bolton's lawyer said on Wednesday. Gloria Tso reports.
Former national security adviser John Bolton’s book is full of troubling allegations against President Donald Trump. White House officials have been in a battle for months against Bolton to block the book from publishing. CNN’s Sara Murray reports.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday promoted the Biden administration's efforts to advance voting rights when she met 16 fellow Democrats from the Texas state legislature who successfully blocked a bill they said would make it harder for Black and Hispanic Americans to vote. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
CNN’s Don Lemon discusses the House decision to overwhelmingly pass a bill that would establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
CNN’s Brianna Keilar and John Berman roll the tape on the 21 Republicans who had previously expressed their public support for police and voted against awarding the Capitol police a Congressional Gold Medal for protecting the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection.
Georgia authorities have identified a grocery store cashier killed during a face mask dispute and the man accused of shooting her. DeKalb County police said Laquitta Willis, 41, was the victim in the shooting at Big Bear grocery store in Decatur, just outside of Atlanta.
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, his wife Tricia and their family received threats of violence months after the election former President Trump falsely claimed was fraudulent. CNN’s Amara Walker reports.
Former President Donald Trump is struggling to find a challenger against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Trump publicly trashed Kemp after the governor wouldn’t help Trump cheat in the 2020 election. CNN reporter Michael Warren reports.
Over the past year, nearly a quarter of the country reported increased drinking to deal with stress, according to the American Psychological Association. CNN’s Michael Smerconish examines America’s drinking habits and how the pandemic has exacerbated them.
A new report in Vanity Fair suggests that politics interfered with pursuit of the lab-leak theory of the origin of Covid-19. Michael Smerconish worries what damage this will do to public confidence in our institutions at a moment when we can least afford it.
Responding to a viewer tweet, Michael Smerconish says, ‘The flamethrowers on the left and right, they accomplish nothing….Now, you say something incendiary via Twitter, you raise a ton of money, and you become the darling of your party. It’s twisted!’
Michael Smerconish and Author Carol Leonnig discuss her new book “Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service” about the agency’s troubled history and how its apolitical reputation has faltered.