On CNN Monday, White House correspondent Jeremy Diamond noted that even Admiral Brett Giroir, who was at the day’s White House press conference to back up President Donald Trump’s boasts about COVID-19 testing access, hadn’t been willing to cosign Trump’s claim that “if people want to get tested, they get tested.”
“That statement from the president was reminiscent to one he made early in this coronavirus pandemic, when the president said ‘If you want a test, you can get a test,'” said Diamond. “It was not true then and it still is not true now.”
“In fact, what we heard was Admiral Brett Giroir, the administration’s point man on the testing front, he tried to clarify the president’s statement, saying that in fact it is if you need a test and are symptomatic, having some kind of respiratory distress, you can get a test in the United States,” said Diamond.
Derek Chauvin victim taunts ex-cop on CNN: ‘Which one of us is in big boy jail now?’
A man who filed a complaint against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin seven years ago told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on Monday about his experience being held at gunpoint by him and other officers.
Minneapolis native Kristofer Bergh told Camerota that a group of police officers that included Chauvin swarmed him and his friends after one of his friends fired an orange NERF dart out of a car window back in 2013.
"So I get out of the car, I grabbed my things, turn around," he said. "All of a sudden officers are on me with guns aimed at me, screaming at me. I can't repeat some of the things they said to me on live TV."
Big hints lie in the official complaint against Derek Chauvin — and surprising details are left out: ex-prosecutor
In a column for CNN, former federal prosecutor Elie Honig reviewed the criminal complaint filed against ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and said it gives clues as to the direction prosecutors are likely to follow to convict the alleged killer of Georg Floyd -- but it also leaves out key elements of the case that should be brought before a jury.
As Honig wrote, the case against Chauvin is strong but may not go far enough.
Trump security advisor goes off on Antifa rant to duck grilling on president’s ‘vicious dogs’ protester threat
Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien ducked directly defending the president's Saturday threat to use "vicious dogs and ominous weapons" of Washington D.C. protesters, by instead talking about supposed Antifa activity during the George Floyd protests.
After reading the president's tweet, host Tapper pressed, "Do you think messages like that are helping to unite the country and calm fears?”
With O'Brien noting, "[Trump] was trying to de-escalate. He didn’t want violence, he’s trying to stop the violence that we saw that took place overnight," he then went on to drag in reports being pushed by Donald Trump's administration that Antifa -- which he mentioned frequently during the entire interview -- had taken over the protests.