Former President Donald Trump’s secret visit to Walter Reed in 2019 appeared to be for a routine colonoscopy, according to Stephanie Grisham, Trump’s former press secretary and first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff. CNN’s Kate Bennett and Jake Tapper discuss.
Melania Trump slept through most of the 2020 election night and had to be woken up for her husband’s speech, according to a book by the former first lady’s closest White House adviser, Stephanie Grisham.
Melania Trump’s disinterest in public political life runs deep enough that she has told several friends that not only does she not intend to bolster her husband’s political ambitions, she also has zero desire for a White House redux, according to several people who spoke with CNN about her mindset. CNN’s Kate Bennett reports.
Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham acknowledged to CNN’s John Berman and Brianna Keilar that she played a role in the big lie and made a lot of mistakes. She says she regrets the lies she told and doesn’t think she can forgive herself for being an enabler that cost lives during the Covid-19 pandemic.
President Trump’s White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah and Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh join CNN New Day to talk about the vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt in the House of Representatives. Bannon defied a lawful subpoena to appear before the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol. The vote passed the House, but with only 9 Republican votes.
Rep. Jim Banks lamented on the House floor that House Speaker Pelosi prevented him from serving on the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, and yet Banks sent a letter to at least one government agency falsely claiming that he is ranking member of the committee in his signature. Fellow Republican Liz Cheney called Banks out for his actions as the House began debate on the criminal contempt referral of Steve Bannon for evading a subpoena.
Capitol police officer Michael Fanone was brutally beaten during the January 6 insurrection on the Capitol. He joins CNN’s Brianna Keilar to discuss Trump supporters who believe conspiracy theories that the attack was not orchestrated by Trump supporters.
Former President Donald Trump says he’s launching a new media company with its own social media platform nine months after being expelled from social media for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol..