Special Counsel 'Racing' to Finish
Jack Smith conducts his final interviews as a Georgia prosecutor offers immunity deals to eight Trump "electors."
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Special counsel Jack Smith is “racing” through final interviews as two criminal probes into Donald Trump come to a close. Meanwhile, eight “electors” in Georgia who declared Trump the winner of the presidential election despite his loss have accepted immunity deals to testify.
With Ron DeSantis seemingly fading, some Republicans are floating Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp as a candidate to take on Trump for the presidential nomination.
Trump rarely references the GOP these days, and when he does, it’s often as a criticism.
David Zaslav, CEO of CNN parent Warner Bros. Discovery, defended CNN’s upcoming Trump town hall, saying, “He’s the frontrunner, he has to be on our network. We’re happy he’s coming on there.”
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), facing uphill odds for re-election, is sounding more and more like a No Labels presidential candidate. Meanwhile, No Labels National Co-chair Joe Lieberman insists the group’s “unity” ticket plan is not a “secret plot to reelect Donald Trump.”
Speaking of bipartisan tickets: Republican Vivek Ramaswamy said he’d want Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to be his running mate.
North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, the frontrunner for the state’s 2024 GOP gubernatorial nomination, has a history of attacking the young survivors of the Parkland school shooting in very personal terms.
Neera Tanden will succeed Susan Rice as head of the White House Domestic Policy Council.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky will step down at the end of June.
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