An ex-girlfriend of Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is seen as a key witness in the ongoing investigation into alleged sex trafficking by the Florida Republican, entered an Orlando federal courthouse with her lawyer where a grand jury has been meeting, according to a CNN reporter on the scene.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke out forcefully about Trump's role in the insurrection during his impeachment trial. However, his statement on the anniversary of Jan. 6 didn't mention the former President. CNN reporter Eva McKend breaks down McConnell's strategy to deal with Trump.
CNN's Phil Mattingly and New York Times reporter Astead Herndon say Republican candidates running for office are still embracing Trump's lie that the 2020 election was stolen because they are taking their cues from the party base and it's the best way for them to win a GOP primary.
CNN political analysts discuss a Washington Post op-ed in which three retired generals say they are "chilled to our bones at the thought of a coup succeeding next time" and warn that the US military needs to prepare now for a 2024 insurrection.