Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the vice chair of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, speaks before voting to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena.
The House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol formally approved holding Steve Bannon, one of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies, in contempt of Congress, setting up a key House vote later this week.
“This is such an important beat, democracy,” Robert Costa says. “It’s not just red versus blue any more… you have to see how power is being used, not just in the halls of the Capitol, but outside.” Costa adds, “More reporting is always the answer.”
Brian Stelter asks Jen Senko, the creator of a film and book titled “The Brainwashing of My Dad,” about anti-vaccine propaganda’s impacts on listeners. Plus, Oliver Darcy asserts that Fox’s coverage is “like a firehose of anti-vax rhetoric.”
Brian Stelter says Katie Couric’s decision to “protect” Ruth Bader Ginsburg by cutting some of the late justice’s remarks about anthem protests contributes to a lack of trust in media. “The best disinfectant is sunlight,” so transparency should rule, Robert Costa adds.
Brian Stelter asks Robert Costa about complaints from top Democrats about the media’s coverage of the Build Back Better act. Making policy news “accessible” is “a challenge for the media every day,” Costa says, but reporters serve the needs of the public, not individual politicians.
CNN’s Brian Stelter discusses learning how he and his family were the target of a “serial harasser” who was angered by CNN’s reporting on the 2020 election and how he hopes this case will help tamp down on threats towards journalists.
Right-wing media is seizing on the supply chain economic crisis as an opportunity to label President Biden as “the Grinch who stole Christmas,” spreading fear of holiday gifts not being delivered on time due to supply issues. CNN’s Brian Stelter has more.
The FBI is conducting “law enforcement activity” at the Washington, DC, home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to an FBI spokesman. CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz and Elie Honig report.
Former President Donald Trump racked up more than $70 million in losses over a four-year period from his Washington, DC, hotel, while publicly claiming that the hotel was making more than tens of millions of dollars, according to documents released by the House Oversight Committee. CNN’s Brian Todd has more.
Time is ticking in Washington, DC as the White House and Democrats in the Senate look for a solution as Republicans refuse to help the U.S. debt limit. ABC Action News goes in-depth to explain the debt limit and what it means to you.
A video of the new Fox News studio in DC captured top talent and leaders at the network all wearing masks. CNN’s Brian Stelter says this is telling because many of the network’s top hosts rail against mask-wearing.
If you’re confused by the legislative chaos on Capitol Hill, Brian Stelter says, you’re not alone. He talks with two writers about how to demystify the subject. Catherine Rampell says the coverage should focus less on the spending amounts and more on “what’s actually in the bill.” Josh Marshall says reporters shouldn’t give “Republican misbehavior” a pass.