Donald Trump’s effort to destroy confidence in US elections suffered a serious setback after a draft of the sham review ordered by Arizona Republicans confirmed that he had lost to President Joe Biden in the state’s critical Maricopa County. CNN’s John Avlon and Harry Enten break down the consequences of the audit.
The roots of QAnon tap into centuries-old conspiracy theories with echoes of anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic bigotry. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” Avlon traces how far back these false beliefs go and explores the present-day implications with CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan.
CNN’s John Avlon says Donald Trump and his allies in right-wing media are attempting to project and deflect concerns raised by former Trump officials about his mental stability while in office by running a relentless campaign to raise similar questions about the President Joe Biden.
Department of Homeland Security whistleblower Brian Murphy says appointees during the Trump administration covered up intelligence about Russian interference, White supremacy, and the Southern border because the topics made the former president look bad.
CNN’s Brianna Keilar rolls the tape on Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar’s continued efforts to push conspiracy theories that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump even after an audit confirmed Biden’s victory in his state.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat from California and member of the January 6th committee, tells CNN’s Pamela Brown that if the four subpoenaed Trump loyalists refuse to testify, the committee is prepared to involve the Department of Justice.
Former Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt, who was fired for calling Arizona for then Presidential candidate Joe Biden, reacts to the final report from the Arizona election audit that confirms Biden defeated former President Donald Trump.