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3 Aug
LIVE: Pres. Trump holds a press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fox News, MSNBC and OANN are carrying Pres. Trump's briefing live; CNN is airing regular programming.
Pres. Trump: "Even in states where the virus is under control, Americans should continue to be vigilant."
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1 Aug
BREAKING: Pres. Trump tells reporters on Air Force One he will ban TikTok in U.S.
TikTok (1/2): “While we do not comment on rumors or speculation, we are confident in the long-term success of TikTok. Hundreds of millions of people come to TikTok for entertainment and connection, including our community of creators and artists who are building livelihoods...”
TikTok (2/2): “... from the platform. We’re motivated by their passion and creativity, and committed to protecting their privacy and safety as we continue working to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform.”
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29 Jul
Tech CEOs are asked if China steals technology from U.S. companies:

Apple's Tim Cook: We haven't experienced it.
Google's Sundar Pichai: Neither have we.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Yes, absolutely.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos: I've read that.
Rep. Jim Jordan asks Google CEO Sundar Pichai, "Is Google going to tailor its features to help Joe Biden in the 2020 election?"

Rep. Sensenbrenner asks about Donald Trump Jr.'s account being temporarily suspended.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg: "To be clear, I think what you might be referring to happened on Twitter. So, it's hard for me to speak to that."
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24 Jul
Barstool's Dave Portnoy sits down for an interview with Pres. Trump outside of the Oval Office:
Dave Portnoy + Pres. Trump (Part 2)
Dave Portnoy + Pres. Trump (Part 3)
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22 Jul
Pres. Trump now says wearing a mask is "patriotic," marking the start of a new narrative coming from the White House ahead of the return of daily COVID briefings. (1/4)
What is the Trump campaign's pitch to American voters for a second term? Polls show the COVID response is a top issue, meaning we'll likely see a new position voiced by the White House in the coming days. (2/4)
The COVID briefings may go beyond informing Americans, as they were major ratings recipients during the early days of the pandemic. Perhaps this is a new strategy to counter stagnant polling figures. (3/4)
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21 Jul
LIVE. Pres. Trump and the coronavirus task force kick off their daily press briefing:

Follow this thread for updates and tune into @OANN for full coverage.…
Fox News, MSNBC, and OANN are currently taking the briefing live.
Pres. Trump: "We're asking everybody that when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask, get a mask. Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact."
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20 Jul
NEW: The son of a federal judge in Newark, NJ, has been shot and killed, and her husband shot and injured in an attack at the family's home by a suspect dressed as a FedEx driver.

@JoshMargolin @AaronKatersky
DEVELOPING: The FBI is looking for one subject for the shooting at the home of Judge Ester Salas in Newark, NJ.
DEVELOPING: Judge Eshter Salas was assigned last Wednesday to a case alleging Deutsche Bank misled investors about its practices and didn’t properly monitor customers it considered “high risk"--such as Jeffrey Epstein.
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17 Jul
THREAD: In latest declassification, Peter Strzok notes there were 9 false statements made in the February 2017 New York Times article titled, "Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contact With Russian Intelligence."
NYT (1): "Phone records and intercepted calls show members of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to 4 current and former American officials."
Strzok (1): "We have not seen evidence of any individuals in contact with Russians ... There is no known intel affiliation, and little if any affiliation. FBI investigation has shown past contact between Page and the SVR, but not during his association with the Trump campaign."
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16 Jul
Mary Trump claims she's heard her uncle use anti-Semitic slurs and the N-word:
These allegations of using the n-word and anti-Semetic slurs do not appear in Mary Trump's book.
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15 Jul
BREAKING: A massive Twitter hack is taking place with the accounts of Elon Musk, Apple, Uber, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Mike Bloomberg, and former Pres. Barack Obama all compromised.
Former VP Joe Biden has been hacked:
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28 Jun
DNI Ratcliffe on Russia’s military secretly offereing bounties to Taliban militants for killing U.S. soldiers:

"I have confirmed neither the President nor the Vice President were ever briefed on any intelligence alleged by the New York Times in its reporting." (1/2)
"The White House statement addressing this issue earlier today, which denied such a briefing occurred, was accurate. The New York Times reporting, and all other subsequent news reports about such an alleged briefing are inaccurate.” (2/2)
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22 Jun
Shooting in Seattle’s CHOP:
Shooting in Seattle’s CHOP:
Streamer @ShawnGui_‘s phone is stolen mid-broadcast in CHOP; culprit doesn’t know the feed is still going:
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12 May
HBO’s John Oliver uses a deceptively edited clip of Attorney General Bill Barr saying, "Well, history is written by the winners, so it largely depends on who's writing the history."

This was the same edit NBC’s “Meet the Press” apologized for on Sunday.
Oliver says, “I might have answered that simple question with something like ‘history will show this was the right decision.’”

The next line that was cut out of AG Barr’s remarks: “I think a fair history would say it was a good decision because it upheld the rule of law.”
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6 May
Updates on the unsuccessful attempt by two U.S. citizens to kidnap dictator Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela (thread):

On Sunday, several men were captured by security forces outside La Guaira:
Venezuelan Pres. Nicolás Maduro claims two U.S. citizens—in addition to more than 100 "terrorist mercenaries"—had been captured after an unsuccessful plot to kill him in Caracas.
The two Americans were identified as Luke Denman (34) and Airan Berry (41), both former U.S. Special Forces soldiers, also known as Green Berets.
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30 Apr
BREAKING: Unsealed documents show top FBI officials discussing their motivations for interviewing then-NSA Michael Flynn in the White House in January 2017:

“What is our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute [Flynn] or get him fired?”
The plan was to get Flynn to say he broke the Logan Act or to catch him in a lie. Once this was done, they could then make a criminal referral to the DOJ.

This suggesst the FBI was not concerned with Flynn's intercepted contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
The unsealed documents also show ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page emailing Peter Strzok asking how to conduct the Michael Flynn interview.
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24 Apr
In August of 1993 the mother of Joe Biden’s accuser, Tara Reade, called the Larry King show saying her daughter had problems at a prominent senator's office but did not want to go to the press:
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24 Apr
NEW: The White House has told the print pooler to switch seats with CNN in the press briefing room--moving the network to the back row.
DEVELOPING: The White House reportedly threatened to have Secret Service enforce the move.

The print pooler-- @chrisjohnson82 from the Washington Blade--said he would not move without @whca approval.
DEVELOPING: @chrisjohnson82 from the Washington Blade and @kaitlancollins from CNN refused to switch seats prior to the press briefing, which went on as scheduled.
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21 Apr
BREAKING: @jimsciutto is reporting the U.S. is monitoring intelligence that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in “grave danger” following a surgery.
DEVELOPING: Kim Jong UN last appeared in public on April 11th. He reportedly underwent a cardiovascular procedure earlier this month.
BREAKING: @NBCNews is reporting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is brain dead after slipping into a coma following complications from a cardiovascular surgery.
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11 Apr
Herd Immunity & Social Distancing:

.@alexsalvinews: Compare California to New York: CA declared shelter orders 2 weeks earlier and doesn't see surge.

.@Liz_Wheeler: How do we know it's social distancing that made the difference versus other theories like herd immunity? (1/5)
.@Liz_Wheeler: That doesn't explain why California is not seeing the numbers predicted in these models, which took into account social distancing.

.@alexsalvinews: The models were based on actions taken before. This response is unprecedented, hence why numbers are lower. (2/5)
.@Liz_Wheeler: If there's no evidence, you're mistaking correlation for causation ... Is there evidence that closing down someone's business made a difference?

.@alexsalvinews: You could say we were doing herd immunity before we issued lock-down orders. (3/5)
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9 Apr
After Hours caught up with Sen. Mike Braun to discuss the government's response to the #COVID outbreak.

@SenatorBraun: "We need to smartly and quickly at some point turn back on the economy, and I'm hoping we start doing that state-by-state within the next week or two." (1/4)
Keeping workers on payrolls:

@SenatorBraun: "You want to go back in business ... If you can't keep your employees around you won't be able to get them back ... Small business is half of our economy and its where most of the jobs get created." (2/4)
Stalled $250 billion package:

@SenatorBraun: "We'll be okay with increasing the small business component ... If you get the other stuff in it I don't think it'll go through. [Democrats] should have learned their lesson when they tried that before." (3/4)
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4 Apr
LIVE: Pres. Trump and the coronavirus task force deliver daily press briefing:

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Pres. Trump: “It’s therefore critical that certain media outlets stop spreading false rumors to create fear and panic ... Get this over with, then go back to your fake news.”
Pres. Trump: "We have to get back to work. We have to open our country again."
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