Opinion: America was lucky Trump didn’t seize control of the DOJ

Editor’s note: Elliot Williams is a CNN legal analyst. He is a former Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice and is currently Director of The Raben Group, a public affairs firm. Follow him on Twitter @elliotcwilliams. He served as a Justice Department prosecutor from 2004 to 2007 and Assistant Deputy Attorney General … Read more

What to expect January 6 hearings day 4: Inside the state pressure campaign

CNN — The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol turns its attention on Tuesday to the campaign to pressure state officials to overturn the results 2020 elections. The hearing will focus in particular on then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results in Arizona and Georgia – … Read more

FINA votes to restrict transgender athletes from competing in elite women’s aquatics competitions

CNN — The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has voted to approve a new policy that will prevent most transgender athletes from competing in elite women’s aquatic competitions. Swimming’s world governing body approved the new “gender inclusion” policy on Sunday, after 71.5% of FINA member federations voted in favor at the 2022 Extraordinary FINA General Congress. … Read more

Analysis: America is on edge, and that’s bad news for the White House

CNN — If Americans are “really, really depressed,” as President Joe Biden suggests, it’s hardly surprising. Many key aspects of economic, social and national life that were once seen as certainties of proper functioning are irrelevant. The Covid-19 pandemic, while easing its deadly grip, has left a complicated legacy of challenges that still disrupt daily … Read more

January 6 panel eyes Trump’s culpability as hearings begin

CNN — With public hearings kicking off this week, the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 is focusing on former President Donald Trump and preparing to use its platform to claim he was responsible. serious abuses of power that almost upended American democracy. The committee’s central mission has been to uncover the full extent of … Read more

Beto O’Rourke interrupts Texas governor during update on Uvalde elementary school shooting

CNN — Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke clashed with Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott and other officials on Wednesday at a press conference over Tuesday’s fatal shooting at an elementary school in the state. “Governor. Abbott, I have to say something,” O’Rourke — a former congressman who represented El Paso, Texas, and former Senate … Read more

What David Perdue’s total failure would teach us

CNN — If polls are to be believed, former Georgia Sen. David Perdue is heading for a landslide primary defeat Tuesday in his challenge to GOP Gov. Brian Kemp. A recently released Fox poll showed Kemp at 60%, compared to just 28% for Perdue, a startling finding that suggests the incumbent isn’t just going to … Read more

Biden gives emotional speech after Buffalo shooting: ‘White supremacy is a poison’

CNN — President Joe Biden on Tuesday did not hesitate to call the deadly mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, an act of domestic terrorism, condemning the racist ideology of the suspected shooter. “White supremacy is a poison. It’s a poison … running through our body politic,” Biden said, adding that silence is “complicity.” “And … Read more

Mitch McConnell rebukes NRSC Chair Rick Scott’s plan ‘to rescue America’

CNN — Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday rebutted Florida Sen. Rick Scott’s plan “to rescue America,” trying to keep attention on Republicans’ perceived failures of the Biden administration as the party looks to take back the Senate this year. Scott, the chairman of the National Republican Senate Committee, released an 11-point plan last … Read more