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CNN's Don Lemon and CNN panelist spar over Trump’s knowledge of guilt for false election claims

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  CNN host Don Lemon got into a heated argument with a counter-terrorism expert over whether the evidence presented in the January 6 committee hearings showed the Justice Department should charge former President Trump with conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election results. Reacting to Thursday's hearing, Lemon suggested the legal case could be made that Trump was "willing to accept violence to stay in power." Former CIA analyst Philip Mudd immediately shot that notion down. "Heck no," Mudd began. The CNN analyst argued the Department of Justice couldn’t win a conspiracy case against the former president because his motives couldn't be proven in court. "That's a really difficult case to prove. Not only what happened but what people were thinking when they went down the path that happened on January 6th. Very difficult to prove. That's going to take a lot of people and millions of dollars to pursue," he began. Mudd noted that Attorney

CNN's Don Lemon defends questioning Karine Jean-Pierre about Biden's mental fitness: 'It's our job'

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  CNN host Don Lemon joined "New Day" on Wednesday to discuss his interview with White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre the previous night, during which she criticized his questioning.  Jean-Pierre laughed off a question from Lemon about Biden's mental fitness amid reporting from The New York Times about members of the Democratic Party having concerns about Biden's leadership ability.  Lemon said it was his job to ask these questions and Jean-Pierre's job to answer these types of questions as a spokesperson for the administration.  The CNN host said that people should know the "health, history, both physically and mentally" of the president of the U.S., and noted that journalists and media pundits "certainly" questioned former President Donald Trump's health.  He said that the president is a "nice man" but he is going to be 80-years-old and as a man in his 50s, Lemon himself has "trouble recalling things.