Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Wednesday Jun 16 - 11:42am NEWS: Montgomery “Monty” Alexander Harmon arrived on Friday, June 11. He had surgery yesterday and is in recovery. Thanks to everyone for the kind words and well wishes! https://t.co/R06ONawfxn Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Jun 10 - 9:39am RT @NBCInvestigates: U.S. officials are concerned that foreign adversaries may exploit energy-emitting devices to harm Americans now that they’re suspected of causing debilitating symptoms. By @ckubeNBC@caroleleehttps://t.co/1UnFpBXivy Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Wednesday Jun 9 - 10:28am RT @ckubeNBC: Biden quietly moves to start closing Guantánamo Bay detention facility ahead of 20th anniversary of 9/11 https://t.co/tSxO2r9rc2 via @nbcnews@carolelee Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Saturday Jun 5 - 1:44pm Biden has aggressively embraced the presidential tradition of parking politically-charged issues in a government process, a go-to tactic since the summer of 1953. https://t.co/4tNjN5UoXr Carol Lee 2 months ago:   Thursday May 27 - 9:31pm RT @JoshNBCNews: .@NBCNews confirms the following Biden picks for US ambassadors:
- Rahm Emanuel to Japan
- Eric Garcetti to India
- Nicholas Burns to China
- Tom Nides to Israel
Reporting with @carolelee@albamonica@kwelkernbc Carol Lee 2 months ago:   Friday May 21 - 9:48am RT @mikememoli: "This town has gotten used to diplomacy being conducted on Twitter." Our look at the Biden team's work on Gaza helmed by @carolelee w/@AymanM and @mitchellreportshttps://t.co/TGH35yjXAQ Carol Lee 2 months ago:   Friday May 21 - 9:16am At start of violence, Biden settled on a strategy he stuck to despite growing criticism. His approach was based on "lessons learned" from Obama admin’s handling of 2014 conflict btwn Israel and Hamas, officials say. w/ @mikememoli@AymanM@mitchellreportshttps://t.co/E6q1GTrLgo Carol Lee 2 months ago:   Wednesday May 19 - 7:46pm With Congress likely to miss Biden’s deadline to pass George Floyd bill by anniversary of his death next week, WH considering inviting negotiators and/or possibly Civil Rights leaders to WH on Tues, sources familiar tell @NBCNews. No final decision on how @POTUS will mark the day Carol Lee 2 months ago:   Saturday May 15 - 6:39pm RT @NBCInvestigates: From @carolelee@ckubeNBC and @kwelkernbc After a hack shut down the Colonial Pipeline, the White House discussed options like relying on the military's fuel stockpile or mobilizing the National Guard. https://t.co/AYToV94UT2 Carol Lee 2 months ago:   Wednesday May 12 - 12:53pm RT @mikememoli: 130 members of Congress came to the White House in Biden's first 100 days. Today, @POTUS hosts the Big Four as he tries to reconcile two big campaign pledges. w/@caroleleehttps://t.co/lufLAmL1oS Carol Lee 2 months ago:   Monday May 3 - 11:05am RT @Lauren_V_Egan: .@VP swears in Bill Nelson as the next NASA administrator.
The moon rock sample placed between them on the table is 3,900,000,000 years old 🤯 https://t.co/qB7nZ3WK3F
Link to Image Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 4:14pm WH officials mtg today w Philonise Floyd, admin officials tell me @kwelkernbc Mtg expected to include Cedric Richmond, Susan Rice & Tiffany Crutcher, Gwen Carr, Ben Crump & Philonise Floyd’s wife. Comes after Biden set May 25 deadline to sign George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 1:14pm A look at Biden's China policy after 100 days in office https://t.co/fNqRL9wnbT Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Monday Apr 26 - 11:02am Retired pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is under consideration for ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization. w/ @JoshNBCNews@NBCNews Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Friday Apr 23 - 5:18pm It’s hard to think of two people who are better suited to be parents and have more love to give than St John Hughes and @kwelkernbc What a beautiful story. Congratulations!!! https://t.co/vARL9IVF2O Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Friday Apr 16 - 12:46pm RT @HallieJackson: This is powerful, and newsworthy, and compelling in every way. I’m so, so proud of @frankthorp, who poured his heart into this project, spending his days shooting & interviewing and his nights in our basement developing the film. It’s a must-view: https://t.co/JQJDVatbYv Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Friday Apr 16 - 11:28am Garry Reid, director for defense intel at DoD said "espousing the views that bring forward aspects of hate and violence and unlawful discrimination" is against policy. "That is just flatly unacceptable... for anybody who served at any time" https://t.co/RkQME2yIMR Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Friday Apr 16 - 10:26am Robert Wilson, former 3rd SF Group commander & NSC counterterrorism director, said members of special forces community "are radicalizing themselves online just like many of these lone-wolf ISIS terrorists did” … "It's a problem, and it's an internal threat to the United States” https://t.co/mudh53VAcA Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Friday Apr 16 - 10:22am @JackMurphyRGR on extremism in the special forces community: "It has shocked and horrified me to see what's happened to these guys in the last five or six years” … especially QAnon because “it becomes a question of dual loyalties." https://t.co/4eZSYGC1Y5 Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Friday Apr 16 - 8:51am "In a just world, they would have already been taken out behind the court house and shot," a member wrote re QAnon beliefs on gov officials. ...Re BLM, a member posted image of a noose. ...Re officers at Capitol Jan 6, “too bad they didn't bother to defend the Constitution” https://t.co/8KCIkKGA0Q Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Friday Apr 16 - 8:39am Among hundreds of posts in secret Facebook groups for special forces accessed by NBC News: misinformation about a "stolen" 2020 election, racist comments about SecDef Austin & support for QAnon.
w/ @annaschecterhttps://t.co/pNYl0Z6bOe Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Friday Apr 16 - 8:31am RT @NBCInvestigates: Exclusive from @carolelee with @annaschecter In secret Facebook groups, some of America's best warriors share lies about the 2020 election, racist jabs at U.S. leaders, even QAnon conspiracy theories.
https://t.co/oraCiYB1Dp Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 3:07pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Thank you for a great discussion, as always! #MTP#TweetThePress Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 3:03pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Also CIA director Burns told the Senate Intel Committee this week that after troops are gone America’s ability to gather intel in Afghanistan and “act on threats will diminish.” So this story is far from over, even after the troops leave in Sept. Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 3:02pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews There are a lot of concerns that no US troops puts Afghanistan's democracy at risk as well as gains made by women and ethnic and religious minorities. A member Afghan parliament told reporters she’s “very pessimistic” about the future of her country. 2/3 https://t.co/qKbkJaBnTD Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 2:59pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews This visit is about trying to convey to the Afghan gov that while US troops might be gone in Sept, the Biden admin isn’t forgetting about Afghanistan. Blinken said in remarks "The partnership is changing, but the partnership is enduring." But… 1/3 Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 2:52pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews The reaction has been mixed. Some Republicans and some Democrats have criticized the decision, saying it's a bad idea to set withdrawal deadlines for our adversaries. And some lawmakers in both parties have said it's the right move, that it's time to end America's longest war. Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 2:46pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews No. In fact the Taliban says it still sees May 1 as the deadline for the withdrawal of all US troops and doesn’t accept the delay announced by Biden this week. https://t.co/4bqhLpJzG5 Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 2:43pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Biden ultimately went with an earlier exit than the military wanted, tho the Pentagon did convince him to consider a six-month extension until Nov. 3/3 https://t.co/Pc83Gzwpxm Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 2:41pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews The admin faced a May 1 deadline for full withdrawal as outlined in a deal the Trump admin cut w the Taliban. The Pentagon eventually gave Biden possible options: including pulling troops out by or close to May 1, keeping them there indefinitely or for a set amt of time. 2/3 Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 2:35pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews When Biden came into office he started an Afghanistan policy review. That included WH discussions across different agencies - State Dept, intel, Pentagon - and US allies. 1/3 Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 2:32pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Hi @MeetThePress So happy to be here! Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Thursday Apr 8 - 1:55pm The “dithering” description of POTUS on Afghanistan is back... Biden's lack of decision on US troops 3 weeks before the deadline for full withdrawal is frustrating some military officials. “There needs to be a decision," one of them said. w/ @dandelucehttps://t.co/JrUBkuzdKI Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Monday Mar 29 - 9:26am RT @LACaldwellDC: NEW: @SenSchumer is asking the Senate parliamentarian to use budget reconciliation again for FY 2021.
What this means? IF she rules in favor, Democrats would have access to the maneuver to pass some spending bills w/ 51 votes at least 3 more times before the midterms. Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Friday Mar 26 - 7:35pm A preview of the logo for the Biden admin’s national campaign to increase vaccine confidence, an effort branded “We Can Do This” https://t.co/8xaiEGz2Bh Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Friday Mar 26 - 7:30pm RT @albamonica: Joe Biden wanted to be president for most of his life. But now that he lives in the White House, he often just wants to go home.
A look at Biden’s weekends & how he’s adjusting to some of the trappings of 1600 Penn. w/ @carolelee@kwelkernbc@mikememolihttps://t.co/aKwynfHqlB Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Thursday Mar 18 - 6:52pm Biden considering keeping US troops in Afghanistan until Nov, past May 1 withdrawal deadline in Taliban deal, two sources tell me and @dandeluce Possible six-month extension among several options. “The decision is with the president,” one source says. https://t.co/Pc83Gzwpxm Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Thursday Mar 18 - 4:40pm RT @KenDilanianNBC: As summit begins, Biden has bipartisan support for harder line on China https://t.co/J7GnNw64Ag by @carolelee@dandeluce Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Tuesday Mar 16 - 10:51am Biden aides “were not pleased” w DoJ official calling North Korea “world's leading bank robbers,” per officials, and complained to DoJ that such rhetoric risked provoking Kim regime/wasn’t in line w the softer public tone officials agreed to take in a Feb PC meeting on NK policy https://t.co/qbIUjWNOvM Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Thursday Mar 11 - 4:10pm NEWS: Baby boy coming in June... Hudson will be a big brother and despite some hurdles ahead we couldn’t be more thrilled! #boymomhttps://t.co/t4EjCWukZ1 Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Wednesday Mar 3 - 9:53pm RT @suekroll: Ron Klain has one of the busiest jobs in D.C. — and one of the most active Twitter feeds, too @mikememoli@caroleleehttps://t.co/OBWIO6RiPy via @nbcnews Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Saturday Feb 27 - 5:56pm WH official re Biden saying Saudi announcement Mon: “The administration took a wide range of new actions on Friday. The president is referring to the fact that on Monday, the State Department will provide more details and elaborate on those announcements, not new announcements.” Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Friday Feb 26 - 8:26am “Bienvenido de Nuevo, Ted!” - one of Sen Cruz’s colleagues taped a Cancun meme and special message for him to the lockers in the Senate gym this week w @LACaldwellDChttps://t.co/28kdm1R6TQ Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Monday Feb 22 - 3:16pm Latest on Biden admin’s much-anticipated campaign to build confidence in the coronavirus vaccine, expected to roll out next month. w/ @kwelkernbchttps://t.co/2qMhl3jTBQ Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Wednesday Feb 17 - 5:59pm Biden to mark one-year anniversary of country shutting down because of coronavirus by addressing Americans next month, on March 11 or close to it, WH officials tell me and @kwelkernbc He’ll reflect on difficulties endured and “acknowledge how far we’ve come” one official said Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Wednesday Feb 17 - 9:21am @JoshNBCNews breaks down how a devastating winter storm that’s plunged Texas into an electricity crisis offers warning signs for the whole U.S. https://t.co/qsPbqe1OiU Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Sunday Feb 14 - 11:03am RT @axios: .@margarettalev: There's actually a term in dating now, called "Fauci-ing" someone. Do you know what that means?
Anthony Fauci: No, what does it mean?
Watch the full #AxiosOnHBO interview tonight at 6 pm ET/PT on all HBO platforms. https://t.co/GGZ692JbFh
Link to Image Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Friday Feb 12 - 11:19am RT @NBCInvestigates: From @dandeluce@Abs_NBC with @carolelee The Biden admin has to decide whether to impose sanctions on firms building a Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany. Berlin has lobbied against the sanctions.
https://t.co/4PrxRLK3dP Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Friday Feb 12 - 11:14am RT @Reuters: The Biden administration has launched a formal review of the future of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay with the goal of closing the controversial facility, a White House official said https://t.co/QE1Q0hqXld Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Friday Feb 12 - 9:44am Big infrastructure bill expected to be focus of Biden’s historically-late first address to Congress, likely in March, and while he’s making early play for bipartisan support discussions about possibly using reconciliation again already underway w/@mikememolihttps://t.co/15aCjmmjOl Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Thursday Feb 11 - 2:18pm WH now looking at a targeted effort that would mail masks to schools, vulnerable communities rather than all households w @kwelkernbc@albamonicahttps://t.co/vPGnzr9KwX Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Wednesday Feb 10 - 10:00pm RT @AndrewBeatty: WH says Biden's delay in talking to Xi was because wanted to speak to allies first. no immediate lifting of tariffs, unlikely to reduce the US military presence in Asia , per @caroleleehttps://t.co/7EQlnVAvSc Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Monday Feb 8 - 7:13pm RT @mikememoli: Biden Cabinet Confirmation Update:
Austin/DOD (93 votes)
Mayorkas/DHS (56) Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Sunday Feb 7 - 10:36am RT @AP: BREAKING: Iran’s supreme leader says the United States must lift all sanctions if it wants Tehran to return to nuclear deal. https://t.co/0kblK54VPH Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Saturday Feb 6 - 11:25am Biden admin gearing up for a sweeping vaccine-confidence campaign, but for now the effort targets those skeptical of it. “The last thing we want to do is say, ‘Go out and get your shot,’ if there’s no supply,” admin official says
https://t.co/fRGsHCdYH8 Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Thursday Feb 4 - 11:01pm The rhythm of Biden’s White House is set by pandemic restrictions and a president who works the the West Wing corridors at times like he would a union hall w @mikememolihttps://t.co/x2GWlM8NG5 Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Thursday Feb 4 - 3:44pm Trump impeachment lawyer Bruce Castor tells @NBCNews the former president won’t testify, per House Dems request. “It’s a publicity stunt in order to make up for the weakness of the House managers’ case,” Castor says, calling the case “a winner” for Trump. Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Thursday Feb 4 - 7:28am WH considering mailing masks directly to American households, reviving an idea that was shelved by Trump admin. Biden’s coronavirus response team is looking into the logistics of it, officials tell @albamonica@kwelkernbc and me https://t.co/xlA4Z8BJYL Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Tuesday Feb 2 - 6:50am RT @JoshNBCNews: NEWS: Biden administration eyeing Rahm Emanuel for a key ambassadorship, potentially Beijing, sources tell @carolelee & myself @NBCNews https://t.co/MprfKRt7L8 Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Monday Feb 1 - 4:19pm My favorite little man is EIGHT, and chose to wear shorts when it’s snowing outside... cuz why not? Happy Birthday, Hudson!!! https://t.co/pwjMGLmgiJ
Link to Image Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Friday Jan 29 - 2:18pm Biden expected to outline his foreign policy vision in a speech on Monday at State Dept and sign a couple executive actions, according to a senior admin official, who said the speech to focus broadly “on restoring America’s place in the world.” Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Wednesday Jan 27 - 5:07pm Trump considers written letter as part of Senate impeachment trial defense, adds North Carolina attorney Joshua Howard to his legal team w/ @LACaldwellDC@albamonica@HallieJackson@JulieNBCNewshttps://t.co/NvYKBo3rSs Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Monday Jan 25 - 7:32pm RT @mikememoli: NEW: the "Daily" is back in the PDB. With @carolelee and @elysepg, what we know about how President Biden's intel briefings will go based on his model from VP days https://t.co/bUTPQFQ8hv Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Monday Jan 25 - 8:38am Biden attended noon service at Holy Trinity on Sunday, but unclear which local church he might join for the next four years and attending virtually or having a priest come to the White House among alternative options under consideration. w/ @mikememolihttps://t.co/AQbevEq7DL Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 4:07pm "It feels like I'm going home,” President Biden tells @mikememoli on his way to the White House. https://t.co/Cqgtb12voP Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 4:06pm RT @NBCNewsNow: WATCH: Our @alroker gets a fist bump from President Biden before he heads into the White House for the first time as Commander-in-Chief.
Watch inauguration ceremonies LIVE NOW: https://t.co/U4UZMHn7bFhttps://t.co/8LqYw69d51
Link to Image Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Tuesday Jan 19 - 7:48am Biden admin plans to make domestic terrorism key focus of the National Security Council, according to transition officials. Been looking at ways to shift gov resources used for counterterrorism, to combat “domestic violent extremism,” as new admin is expected to call it. Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Tuesday Jan 19 - 7:31am RT @PeterAlexander: President Trump’s final full day in office. https://t.co/hS4UdkU1nd
Link to Image Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Monday Jan 18 - 11:19am RT @3rdHourTODAY: Joe Biden will continue the tradition of many presidents before him when he brings his dogs, Champ and Major, into the White House. @KellyO introduces us to the incoming pups and then looks back at the history of our presidents’ most loyal companions. https://t.co/b9AHAueIUm
Link to Image Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 8:41pm Trump has made calls this week to inquire about the environment for his business ventures. “He’s got to get his branding back up or they’re in trouble,” a Republican close to the White House said. Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 8:38pm Jared Kushner has spoken w senior Biden transition officials over the past 24 hours, Biden and Trump officials said, though unclear if the topic of a possible meeting between Biden and Trump was discussed. Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 8:37pm “The brand is becoming radioactive. That matters more to him because that’s going to have real, tangible effects on his life immediately,” a Trump ally said. Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 6:51pm As Trump focuses on rehabilitating his brand, some aides have suggested he invite Biden to the White House before the inauguration. w/ @kwelkernbc@PeterAlexander@albamonica@mikememolihttps://t.co/w92vq1Yrz2 Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 5:19pm RT @GeoffRBennett: McConnell has not spoken to Trump since December 15, the day McConnell congratulated Biden for winning the election and acknowledging him as president-elect. McConnell expects not to speak to Trump again, sources tell @LACaldwellDC and @carolelee. Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 3:39pm Thank you for all of your sharp editorial guidance on news, and life! Here’s to a much-deserved break, and whatever adventure comes next... https://t.co/x168yWYHzb Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 3:17pm Pence is increasingly troubled w how his relationship w Trump is ending and has complained privately that “he was a good partner for years,” but plans to resume regular schedule in final days, per sources. w/ @albamonica@KellyO@kwelkernbc@HallieJacksonhttps://t.co/4KGn62ZR3j Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Wednesday Jan 6 - 8:59am “It's going to get worse before it gets better” ... “He won't stop” ... "He's embarrassed” - Trump allies hope today is his last stand trying to overturn election but are bracing for him to find new ways to fight on w/ @kwelkernbc@KellyO@albamonicahttps://t.co/xha61fImHv Carol Lee 7 months ago:   Tuesday Dec 22 - 7:50am For decades Biden often advocated better relations w Russia while warning against letting Moscow exploit US diplomacy to amass power. Now he inherits US-Russia relations w tensions at new heights. A look at what he might do w/ @mikememoli@JoshNBCNewshttps://t.co/Q58oarsocA Carol Lee 7 months ago:   Tuesday Dec 22 - 7:29am RT @suekroll: Biden looks to Susan Rice to elevate low-profile Domestic Policy Council @caroleleehttps://t.co/VjpJaFu3km via @nbcnews Carol Lee 7 months ago:   Thursday Dec 17 - 9:27am HUGE congratulations @juliemason!!!Time to bulk order the coffee (and maybe upgrade from that antique drip machine??)... https://t.co/opN4liue0N Carol Lee 7 months ago:   Wednesday Dec 16 - 12:18pm Trump has also threatened to fire Chad Wolf at DHS, tho aides said he’s been talked out of that. And CIA Director Haspel was seen cleaning personal items out her office last month in anticipation of being fired. “I wouldn’t take anything off the table in coming weeks,” sao said. Carol Lee 7 months ago:   Wednesday Dec 16 - 12:16pm White House lawyers advised Trump against firing Chris Wray cuz ousting another FBI director could create perception he’s requiring a “loyalty test” for the job, according to officials who are bracing for a firing spree before Jan 20. w/ @ckubeNBChttps://t.co/aKyiQBccPv Carol Lee 7 months ago:   Thursday Dec 10 - 9:29am The fox is a longtime resident of the White House grounds! https://t.co/t5rN7nIuLQhttps://t.co/VpUoQBXetq Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:32pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Thanks again for doing this. Great questions! #TweetThePress Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:29pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews And that’s the thing officials now point out as Flynn is held up by the president as a hero who was wronged: “Everyone’s forgetting that Flynn was lying to everyone,” one of them told me. 3/3 #TweetThePress Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:28pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Pence was described as “smoldering” as he sat in the Situation Room reading the transcripts of the calls, which make clear Flynn lied to him. 2/3 Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:27pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews WH officials and Pence were furious! There was a very tense meeting with Flynn in then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus’ office. Expletives were thrown around. 1/3 Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:24pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Trump takes the weekend to decide what to do, expressing concern to aides that he'll look foolish if he fires his national security adviser so soon. But... he ultimately fires Flynn on Mon, Feb 13. 3/3 Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:23pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews A small group of White House officials were tasked with looking into the matter but it didn’t go very far. On Feb 9 it became public in the Washington Post that Flynn did discuss sanctions with the Russian ambassador, and he that he now can’t be sure if that topic came up. 2/3 Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:22pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Ok - Flynn’s FBI interview was Jan 24, 2017. Sally Yates, the acting attorney general, met w WH counsel Don McGahn two days later to tell him Flynn was interviewed by the FBI, lied to Pence and could be blackmailed by the Russians. 1/3 Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:19pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Yet no one in the WH at the time knew why – because he’d just been interviewed by the FBI about his Russia contacts. 2/2 Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:18pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Sure. Flynn seemed to know rather quickly because just hours after his FBI interview, that night in the WH w most officials gone, Flynn was seen in the national security adviser’s suite standing over his assistant, looking at the names of attorneys on the internet. 1/2 Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:13pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews It didn’t get better in the White House, where Flynn's contacts with Russia’s ambassador continued to hang over the early days of Trump’s time in office. Then he was interviewed by the FBI, and a few weeks later it became public he’d lied to Vice President Pence. 3/3 Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:12pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews As one official told me re Trump: “He wanted to fire Flynn before he even got to the White House.” 2/3 Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:11pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Trump started souring on Flynn even before he entered the WH. He was frustrated w what he saw as negative headlines about Flynn's call with Russia's ambassador, and angry Flynn hadn’t told him Russian President Putin was trying to reach him, among other things... 1/3 Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:07pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews The reaction has been what you would expect – largely split along party lines. Republicans support it. Democrats say it was wrong. 3/3 Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:06pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews So plan was to see if a judge would grant the Justice Department’s request to dismiss Flynn’s case, w a pardon as a backstop if not. But then Trump lost re-election, so time was running out. “That was the motivation,” a WH official told me when I asked why pardon him now... 2/3 Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:05pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews A Flynn pardon was in the works for months. Aides were prepared for an announcement over the summer. But Flynn’s lawyer said she told Trump not to pardon Flynn. Flynn asked to withdraw his guilty plea and had said he wanted to clear his name. A pardon doesn’t achieve that... 1/3 Carol Lee 8 months ago:   Thursday Dec 3 - 3:02pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews So happy to be here, thank you! #TweetThePress