Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters – BY PHONE, in HR 2 (10:06am EST / 7:06am PST)
Actor and voice comedian Rick Overton joins us In Studio in HR3 (11:00am EST/8:00am PST)
Donald Trump traveled to CIA headquarters Saturday to offer reassurance to the workforce after he spent weeks criticizing American intelligence, but his unscripted, self-referential remarks before a wall of stars memorializing fallen officers are drawing criticism, including a pointed denunciation from the agency’s recently departed director.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday defended press secretary Sean Spicer’s statement criticizing media coverage of the crowds at President Donald Trump’s inauguration, saying he presented “alternative facts.”
In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd pressed Conway on why Spicer, who blasted the media coverage of the crowds from the White House briefing room Saturday evening, would appear “in front of the podium for the first time and utter a falsehood.”