GOP leaders still strive to appease Trump’s base on election denialism

GOP leaders still strive to appease Trump’s base on election denialism

CNN — As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stumps for some of this year’s midterm candidates ahead of what looks increasingly like a showdown with former President Donald Trump in 2024, he’s seemed to be more nimble than most on the Trump tightrope. He’s offered a wink and a nod to the election fraud claims that … Read more

The nightmare scenario for election reform

The nightmare scenario for election reform

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — Ghosts of the 2020 election continue to haunt the US system of government. Exorcism. The House and Senate have a path in mind to exorcise the January 6, 2021, insurrection with … Read more

Why people keep correcting the President

Why people keep correcting the President

CNN — President Joe Biden vowed to voters he would always give it to them straight. But his blunt talk keeps getting him into trouble. Biden is on a streak of talking “straight from the shoulder,” as he once said, on Taiwan, the pandemic, ex-President Donald Trump’s extreme MAGA supporters and whether Vladimir Putin should … Read more

Timothy Thibault: FBI agent criticized over anti-Trump postings says he’s cooperating with investigators

Timothy Thibault: FBI agent criticized over anti-Trump postings says he’s cooperating with investigators

CNN — A veteran FBI agent who engaged with social media posts critical of former President Donald Trump and retired from the bureau last week says he is cooperating with a government investigation into his conduct. Timothy Thibault, who worked in the FBI’s Washington field office as assistant special agent in charge, retired voluntarily from … Read more

Pence’s 2024 hopes loom over potential testimony to Jan. 6 committees

Pence’s 2024 hopes loom over potential testimony to Jan.  6 committees

CNN — Key members of the House committee probing the January 6, 2021, insurrection are dialing up pressure on former Vice President Mike Pence – whom pro-Donald Trump rioters demanded be hanged on that dark day – to testify to their committee. Pence would instantly become the investigation’s most high-profile witness and could further expose … Read more

Rudy Giuliani told by prosecutors he is a target in Georgia 2020 presidential election probe

Rudy Giuliani told by prosecutors he is a target in Georgia 2020 presidential election probe

CNN — Rudy Giuliani has been told by prosecutors in Georgia that he is a target of the special purpose grand jury investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his allies violated the law in their efforts to flip the 2020 election results in Georgia. A prosecutor from the Fulton County District Attorney’s office called … Read more

Pence to offer roadmap for conservatives in DC speech Monday, a day ahead of Trump’s return to the nation’s capital

Pence to offer roadmap for conservatives in DC speech Monday, a day ahead of Trump’s return to the nation’s capital

CNN — Former Vice President Mike Pence will sound very much like a White House hopeful looking to lead his party beyond former President Donald Trump when he touts his “freedom agenda” for the Republican Party in a speech in Washington on Monday evening. Pence will deliver remarks about a proposed conservative agenda at the … Read more

Mike Pence endorses Karrin Taylor Robson in Arizona governor’s race

Mike Pence endorses Karrin Taylor Robson in Arizona governor’s race

CNN — Mike Pence seems to have decided that the only way past Donald Trump is through Donald Trump. Unlike many of Trump’s would-be 2024 challengers, his former vice president is issuing a direct challenge by endorsing against him in critical races in states that were hotly contested in 2020. Pence’s latest move is an … Read more

Georgia DA Fani Willis investigating Trump’s election interference will look into fake Electoral College certifications

Georgia DA Fani Willis investigating Trump’s election interference will look into fake Electoral College certifications

Washington CNN — The Atlanta-area district attorney who’s investigating former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election said his office will look into the fake Electoral College certifications that Trump backers put forward in Georgia. “We’re going to look at anything connected with interference with the 2020 election,” Fulton County District Attorney … Read more

The latest in the investigations and lawsuits involving Donald Trump, his company and the 2020 election

The latest in the investigations and lawsuits involving Donald Trump, his company and the 2020 election

Washington CNN — The volume of investigations involving former President Donald Trump, the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and the finances of the Trump Organization is staggering. Here’s an updated list of notable investigations and lawsuits and latest developments: Public hearings will begin on June 9 … Read more