Link to Image Carol Lee 4 weeks ago:   Friday Sep 25 - 8:55am Evangelicals divided over Trump's SCOTUS finalists & Senate confirmation before or after Election Day – “You never want to give a child their dessert before they eat their meat or vegetables” w/ @amandam_hayes @LACaldwellDChttps://t.co/0QMWTvAyIr Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:54pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews@PhilipRucker@costareports@KenDilanianNBC Thank you for having me! #TweetThePress Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:51pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews@PhilipRucker@costareports@KenDilanianNBC And Trump's political advisers are also keenly aware that early voting has started in some battleground states. They would like him to pivot to being more on offense. So far we haven't seen him make that shift. Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:50pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews@PhilipRucker@costareports@KenDilanianNBC Any time that the president and his allies spend on these controversies is time not being spent on getting out his own message. That becomes more problematic for Trump the closer he gets to the election. Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:46pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews@PhilipRucker@costareports Trump administration officials named in the report have denied what’s in it. My colleague @KenDilanianNBC has been following this closely so definitely read his stuff https://t.co/dHM6V5vhGa Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:45pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews@PhilipRucker@costareports One example is the analyst says he was told to “cease providing intelligence assessments on the threat of Russian interference in the United States, and instead start reporting on interference activities by China and Iran.” Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:44pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews@PhilipRucker@costareports The main headline from this complaint is that a former intelligence analyst at the Homeland Security Department is accusing top Trump administration officials of manipulating intelligence reports so they were more aligned with the president's political agenda. Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:40pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews@PhilipRucker@costareports But our reporting shows the president wanted to do it because he didn’t cooperate with Woodward's first book on the Trump presidency – Fear – and didn’t like it. So he thought he’d be able to shape this one more in his favor if he talked to him. That hasn’t really worked out… Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:39pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews@PhilipRucker@costareports Now there’s a lot of finger-pointing behind the scenes in the White House. Officials saying they didn’t think it was a good idea for the president to cooperate so much. Others, like chief of staff Mark Meadows, note they weren’t in the White House when that decision was made. Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:37pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews@PhilipRucker@costareports Yeah, Trump did 18 interviews with Woodward over some 9 hours. Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:35pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews@PhilipRucker@costareports The president’s critics point out there’s a lot of space between inciting panic and telling people the virus is going to disappear, and they argue he had an obligation to be upfront with Americans about the threat. Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:33pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews@PhilipRucker@costareports Trump has pushed back on the revelation that he told Woodward he intentionally played down the virus threat by saying essentially: so what, I didn’t want people to panic, that’s what a leader should do. Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:32pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews@PhilipRucker@costareports Well… not positively! The president has called the book a “political hit job” and largely been on the defense. Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:28pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews I should note that Woodward’s book isn’t officially out until Tuesday. @PhilipRucker and @costareports had the scoop on it, and their story has a lot of good details https://t.co/L9w1MGvmpe Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:27pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews And on March 19 Trump told Woodward privately in an interview that he intentionally played down the virus. “I always wanted to play it down. I still do. I don’t want to create panic,” he said, according to the book and audio that's been released. Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:26pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Trump went on to hold a handful of Feb campaign rallies with supporters packed indoors. He traveled to India along with dozens of government employees and journalists who flew on commercial aircraft. Overall he publicly minimized the virus, predicting it would disappear. Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:25pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Feb 7: Trump tells Woodward privately that the virus is transmitted by air, not touch, and is about five times more “deadly” than even the most strenuous flu. Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:25pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Trump then imposed travel restrictions from China to the US, though not a full ban... On Feb 2 he downplayed the virus publicly, saying “we pretty much shut it down coming in from China," and O’Brien said “this is something that is a low risk, we think, in the US.” Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:23pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Whew where to begin... the most significant revelations are from the early days of coronavirus. They start on Jan 28, when Trump’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien warned him that coronavirus will be the biggest national security threat of his presidency. Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Sep 10 - 2:20pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Hi! So glad to be doing this on this rainy afternoon in DC. Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Wednesday Sep 2 - 1:26pm Congratulations to my dear friend and @NBCNews colleague @kwelkernbc - moderator of the 3rd presidential debate at Belmont Univ. in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 22. Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Aug 27 - 3:59pm I'm live with @AtlanticCouncil to discuss America’s role in the world #ACelections2020https://t.co/dw0xj8Lt3a Carol Lee 1 month ago:   Thursday Aug 27 - 3:33pm RT @AtlanticCouncil: In the 2020’s America, public attitudes are in flux. How do Americans see the future of US foreign policy? Tune into our #ACelections2020 discussion with @CharlieCookDC@celindalake@NormOrnstein@KSoltisAnderson@carolelee.
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✍️RSVP: https://t.co/3yylBIZubJ Carol Lee 2 months ago:   Saturday Aug 15 - 7:57pm RT @MeetThePress: THIS SUNDAY: NBC News Correspondent Carol Lee joins the #MTP roundtable. https://t.co/LJy82A25dF
Link to Image Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Wednesday Jul 22 - 11:34am Trump plans to hold another briefing today around 5pm, two WH officials tell me and @kwelkernbc - officials feel like yesterday went well. Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Thursday Jul 16 - 9:17pm WH officials have discussed whether to have WH comms director serve as press secretary during GOP convention so WH press secretary can deliver a speech there as a “Republican strategist” w @albamonica@kwelkernbchttps://t.co/rf22EdZ7iM Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Thursday Jul 16 - 8:32pm @POTUSPressPool @juliemason Here is Pancakes! https://t.co/krRv9h9lhQ
Link to Image Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Wednesday Jul 15 - 2:29pm Trump’s been told he can’t win in Nov if the campaign is about him, that “sleepy“ sounds good to voters after 4 years of exhaustion & to focus attacks on Biden’s record. On Tuesday he tried to heed the advice... w @albamonica@kwelkernbc@PeterAlexanderhttps://t.co/W2OHa6t85U Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Wednesday Jul 15 - 2:21pm RT @NBCInvestigates: Exclusive from @carolelee and @ckubeNBC After Lt. Col Alex Vindman testified in Trump's impeachment, the White House sent a document to the Pentagon criticizing him as he awaited promotion. https://t.co/nvgFxBF57K Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Friday Jul 3 - 6:01pm WH turns to new message on coronavirus: "We need to live with it." Will emphasize therapeutic drugs, including a new study next week, and the relatively low risk most Americans have of dying from the virus, officials said. w @kwelkernbc@albamonicahttps://t.co/gLVePNw3JH Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Wednesday Jul 1 - 12:23pm Trump's June began w that photo-op at St. John's Church & ended w a warning that 100,000 Americans a day could test positive for COVID-19, & a whole lot else happened in between w @albamonica@kwelkernbchttps://t.co/dyynk5w1Oi Carol Lee 3 months ago:   Tuesday Jun 30 - 1:56pm RT @JoshNBCNews: New: @NBCNews has confirmed that the White House learned of Russian bounty intel in early 2019, @carolelee and report.
@AP first reported this last night. Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Monday Jun 22 - 5:04pm RT @albamonica: NEW: “After another round of testing for campaign staff in Tulsa, two additional members of the advance team tested positive for the coronavirus. These staff members attended the rally but were wearing masks during the entire event," per communications director @TimMurtaugh Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Sunday Jun 21 - 1:26pm RT @MeetThePress: WATCH: NBC News correspondent @Carolelee says the Trump campaign believes their “only play” is to “get the president out there” for rallies. #MTP
“Whether or not that winds up being wise, we’ll see in a couple of weeks. How the polls respond and also how the pandemic responds.” https://t.co/itu1dWqnWS
Link to Image Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Sunday Jun 21 - 1:26pm Trump is “furious” at the “underwhelming” crowd in Tulsa last night, multiple people close to the White House tell @albamonica@kwelkernbc & me. He was particularly angry that before he even left DC aides made public that 6 members of team in Tulsa tested positive for COVID-19. Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Saturday Jun 20 - 7:43pm RT @MeetThePress: THIS SUNDAY: NBC News Correspondent Carol Lee joins the #MTP roundtable. https://t.co/GBc9LoHep1
Link to Image Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Saturday Jun 20 - 2:01pm NEW: six staffers working on Trump campaign rally in Tulsa have tested positive for coronavirus - campaign stmt says “quarantine procedures were immediately implemented. No COVID-positive staffers or anyone in immediate contact will be at today’s rally.” Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Wednesday Jun 17 - 12:50pm RT @ckubeNBC: White House officials re-visit idea of renaming military bases https://t.co/OYHmho5Yl4 via @nbcnews@carolelee Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Friday Jun 12 - 6:52pm “These aren’t my voters,” President Trump has said to aides during discussions about how to respond to Americans protesting in cities across the country for nearly three weeks. w/ @ckubeNBC@albamonica@kwelkernbc@PeterAlexanderhttps://t.co/l60OwzVoRY Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Thursday Jun 11 - 6:47pm RT @NBCInvestigates: EXCLUSIVE:
Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed resigning amid criticism over his participation in President Donald Trump’s church photo op, officials told NBC News. By @ckubeNBC@caroleleehttps://t.co/AKHtPSJThN Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Tuesday Jun 9 - 6:01pm RT @JulieNBCNews: MEADOWS on if he has a reaction to the President’s tweet on the Buffalo protestor injured by police.
*pause* “I beg your pardon? ... I learned a long time ago not to comment on tweets and I’m not going to break that practice.”
Kushner said nothing. https://t.co/uDSUYAVuIm
Link to Image Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Tuesday Jun 9 - 3:30pm NEW: Trump could release police reform proposals as early as Thursday, admin officials say. Legislative and executive measures, possibly incl databases on misconduct, changes to policing tactics. w @kwelkernbc@LACaldwellDChttps://t.co/JgxSetdDfU Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Monday Jun 8 - 6:46pm AG Barr appeared to contradict Trump’s that claim he went to WH bunker to “inspect it” during initial protests. Barr tells @BretBaier “things were so bad that the Secret Service recommended the president go down to the bunker.” Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Tuesday Jun 2 - 9:09pm RT @JesseRodriguez: .@NBCNews EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Defense Secretary Esper on Trump church photo-op: ‘I didn’t know where I was going’
@ckubeNBC@caroleleehttps://t.co/nZLpicIXtX Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Tuesday Jun 2 - 6:58pm RT @albamonica: NEW: As fears rise over a second surge this summer, especially with giant protests nationwide, the White House coronavirus task force is meeting less often and already drafting an after-action report, according to officials. Latest w @carolelee@kwelkernbchttps://t.co/B4g180XfjO Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Monday Jun 1 - 5:45pm UPDATE: announcement as early as tonight that military police forces to DC from Fort Bragg and possibly Fort Belvoir w @ckubeNBChttps://t.co/QYvGlG3eqX Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Monday Jun 1 - 4:50pm RT @GeoffRBennett: NEWS: Trump is considering invoking a 213-year-old federal law that would allow him to deploy active-duty U.S. troops to respond to protests in cities across the country, four people familiar tell @ckubeNBC and @carolelee.https://t.co/oQJC2R74ez Carol Lee 4 months ago:   Thursday May 28 - 8:29pm How private jet owners got a subsidy from coronavirus relief funds... by @SRuhle@jonallendc@MCappettahttps://t.co/f1L1H1x890 Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Friday May 22 - 6:14pm RT @albamonica: The White House declined to explain why President Trump hasn’t completed an annual physical yet, despite questions this week over his use of a potentially dangerous drug after being exposed to an aide with coronavirus. Latest with @GeoffRBennetthttps://t.co/lUDyc2N2RE Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Friday May 22 - 3:11pm RT @GeoffRBennett: The reopening guidance for places of worship is still not available on the CDC website ... https://t.co/YJ75auw0hG Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Friday May 22 - 3:11pm RT @JoshNBCNews: WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI director orders internal review of investigation of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Thursday May 21 - 4:19pm Trump on why he isn’t wearing a mask during Ford plant tour: “I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it.” Also said he did wear one away from press and held up a navy blue one w presidential seal on it Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Thursday May 21 - 12:26pm Recommendations include wearing gloves to serve communion, social distancing, virtual services when have to, deep cleaning, according to official https://t.co/UqaHnsflMv Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Wednesday May 20 - 3:23pm RT @kwelkernbc: In response to @realDonaldTrump saying many front-line workers take Hydroxychloroquine: “The American Nurses Association has not received reports from nurses or other frontline healthcare workers utilizing Hydroxychloroquine as a preventative treatment for COVID-19.” Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Wednesday May 20 - 3:08pm RT @cspanradio: A reminder that all #WashingtonToday episodes are available as podcasts.
Listen to @SteveScully w/ @morningmoneyben of @politico & @carolelee of @NBCNews.
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Link to Image Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Wednesday May 20 - 8:11am A must read with amazing detailed reporting from @JoshNBCNews@strickdc@dandelucehttps://t.co/qhyAdvGddP Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Tuesday May 19 - 12:42pm Actually the tradition of presidential portrait unveilings at the White House has transcended politics since Carter held one for Ford in 1978, but now it’s latest casualty of the bitter divide in 2020. Here’s the piece from @NBCNightlyNews that night https://t.co/3SSOHQwFl3 Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Tuesday May 19 - 8:23am At the last presidential portrait unveiling, in 2012, Bush joked to Obama: "When you are wandering these halls as you wrestle with tough decisions, you will now be able to gaze at this portrait and ask, what would George do?" Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Monday May 18 - 7:55pm WH official tells me and @kwelkernbc that President Trump started taking hydroxychloroquine because of potential exposure to coronavirus after his valet tested positive Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Saturday May 16 - 4:03pm As WH coronavirus task force fades from public view, an unofficial re-election task force is dominating Trump’s thinking - from Jared Kushner to Karl Rove w/ @albamonica@kwelkernbchttps://t.co/RLf0Mo4CTQ Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Thursday May 7 - 2:56pm RT @MeetThePress: BREAKING: Justice Department asks judge to drop Michael Flynn prosecution. https://t.co/cF5lcXcXyG
Link to Image Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Thursday May 7 - 2:56pm RT @GeoffRBennett: RUETERS:
TRUMP SAYS HE OFFERED VENTILATORS TO RUSSIA AND PUTIN ACCEPTED Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Thursday May 7 - 2:56pm As White House braces for a devastating jobs report Friday, officials considering pushing tax deadline back again, to potentially as late as Dec 15, and other unilateral steps. w/@albamonica@kwelkernbc and @PeterAlexanderhttps://t.co/Rp5F4v70yG Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Friday May 1 - 8:44am Joe Biden, asked by @morningmika if he sexually assaulted Tara Reade: “No, it is not true. I’m saying unequivocally it never, never happened.” https://t.co/V8JG4uVrKE Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Thursday Apr 30 - 4:43pm RT @MSNBCPR: Tomorrow in a @Morning_Joe exclusive, former Vice President @JoeBiden joins @JoeNBC, @morningmika & @WillieGeist to respond for the first time to the recent allegation of sexual assault. Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Thursday Apr 30 - 1:49pm Trump has insisted GOP convention, particularly his keynote address, proceed in Charlotte despite coronavirus, so aides exploring ideas for a scaled-back event – possibly limiting attendees to delegates and alternates w/ @albamonica@kwelkernbc@elysepghttps://t.co/TqC4JocoY0 Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Thursday Apr 30 - 11:34am Trump on Moon Griffon Show re reopening the economy: “We have to get it going. We can’t play these games anymore.” Also said he wants fully packed football stadiums. “We are not successful until that happens. And I don’t mean with everybody being tested when they walk in either.” Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Tuesday Apr 28 - 12:28pm RT @MeetThePress: Reversing course, House won't return to D.C. next week because of coronavirus threat
“We made a judgement that we will not come back next week,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said in a phone call with reporters.
Link to Image Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Monday Apr 27 - 7:22pm RT @mitchellreports: Asked by @carolelee about Kim Jong Un's health @realDonaldTrump says: "I can't tell you exactly. Yes, I do have a very good idea but I can’t talk about it now. I just wish him well, I’ve had a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un if I weren't President you'd be in war... Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Monday Apr 27 - 12:32pm President Trump complains almost daily that U.S. troops are still in Afghanistan and are now vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. w/ @ckubeNBChttps://t.co/2kwXG2Owsw Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Monday Apr 27 - 10:58am RT @NBCNews: Opinion | Andy Lack: Journalism is under attack from coronavirus and Trump. But we're winning. https://t.co/KctEU98VHP - @NBCNewsTHINK Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Monday Apr 27 - 8:35am Multiple WH officials tell @kwelkernbc and me there may not be a briefing today even tho it's on the president’s schedule for 5pm. They said he could speak at his 4pm event w industry executives in the Cabinet Room instead... +the usual caveat that he could change all that Carol Lee 5 months ago:   Monday Apr 27 - 8:29am RT @mikememoli: NEW: Sunday is first test of law that requires Trump team to help prepare fed agencies & @JoeBiden for possible presidential transition. Plenty of concern that the WH won't do what's required. With @caroleleehttps://t.co/2mnekiBYJu Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Thursday Apr 16 - 2:38pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews@sahilkapur@kasie@LACaldwellDC Sure! I’ve got an office/classroom hybrid in my basement. My new workmate is my 7 yr old. He’s in a language immersion program so I only understand half of what he does, but I try homeschooling in between reporting. https://t.co/neKc8O8r32
Link to Image Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Thursday Apr 16 - 2:31pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews And the idea is essentially a non-starter. Here’s a good explainer by @sahilkapur@kasie & @LACaldwellDChttps://t.co/GihkPGtGxV Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Thursday Apr 16 - 2:30pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews President Trump’s news conferences are often full of surprises, but this one was really unexpected. Even by Dems and Republicans in Congress. He said he needs to fill admin positions to deal w the pandemic but many vacancies in his gov are because he hasn’t filled them... (1/2) Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Thursday Apr 16 - 2:25pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Their main msg was the gov needs to majorly increase covid testing if the economy is going to reopen. We have some new reporting about the White House exploring a variety of ideas for ramping up testing. https://t.co/LfFNiG0Opj Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Thursday Apr 16 - 2:19pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews The president does not have total authority to reopen the country (and he’s since walked back that stmt). He can issue guidelines for opening. But when/where reopening businesses or schools happens will ultimately be determined by individual states, not the White House. Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Thursday Apr 16 - 2:13pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews And will specific industries be brought back into the economic fold first, such as schools or resuming elective surgeries at hospitals? We’ll see when he speaks around 5pm. (4/4) Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Thursday Apr 16 - 2:12pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Some qs we have are: Will the president say specifically how the gov is going to determine what parts of the country are safe to reopen and what the timeline is? Experts and business leaders say increased testing will be critical – what’s the plan for that? (3/4) Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Thursday Apr 16 - 2:10pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews It won’t be one big reopening, tho. It’ll be done in parts. And as my colleague @BenjySarlin notes it’s going to take a lot of money and coordination. If not done right, the risk is a surge in new cases. But we don’t know how detailed the president’s guidelines will be... (2/4) Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Thursday Apr 16 - 2:07pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews President Trump said he will announce today new guidelines for reopening the country. May 1 is still his goal, and he’s even said this week that some places could open up earlier than that... (1/4) Carol Lee 6 months ago:   Thursday Apr 16 - 2:03pm @MeetThePress@NBCNews Hi! Thank you for having me. Carol Lee 10 months ago:   Sunday Dec 15 - 8:17pm RT @ckubeNBC: Trump admin intends to announce Afghanistan drawdown of 4,000 troops as early as next week https://t.co/YAvNVdjh6Z via @nbcnews@carolelee Carol Lee 11 months ago:   Monday Nov 18 - 10:43am RT @WillieGeist: This is quite a story from @CarolELee, @CKubeNBC, & @MitchellReports.
President Trump holds Secretary Pompeo responsible for the damning impeachment testimony coming from State Department officials, like Ambassadors Taylor and Yovanovitch. https://t.co/QeaDmiuc6y Carol Lee 11 months ago:   Monday Nov 18 - 6:55am RT @ckubeNBC: Trump's impeachment anger turns on Pompeo https://t.co/V7A3xMDqnS via @nbcnews@carolelee@mitchellreports