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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 8:32pm
Psaki said she didnt know if Pres Biden planned to change Pres Trump's design and color scheme for the next generation Air Force One. She said she would ask him. https://t.co/UqQ3tVHdWS


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 6:17pm
Psaki press briefing today will be first WH briefing since Dec 15th, McEnany’s last briefing. It was her 42nd briefing during her 9 months as Press Secretary. Average length 23 mins.

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 5:38pm
@W7VOA Air Force One code for Egg McMuffin. Would not have been available on "Special Air Mission" flight.

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 5:32pm
@KateBennett_DC Climate change too.

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 5:25pm
Pres Biden signs Executive Orders with a regular pen, not a marker like Pres Trump used for 4 years.

Mark Knoller
2 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 11:40am
Did she get through Capitol security with a Lady Gaga I.D.?

Mark Knoller
2 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 11:13am
With less than an hour left to his presidency, Donald Trump arrived in Florida. By my count, it’s his 55th visit to what is now his homestate. He’s made more visits to Florida as president than to any other state.

Mark Knoller
2 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 9:01am
Air Force One wheels up as Pres Trump takes last flight as his term in office nears an end. By my count, it’s his 642nd flight on Air Force One. Compares to Pres Obama: 838 flights (1st term) and 1,349 (8 years). Pres George W Bush flew 1,675 times during 2 terms.

Mark Knoller
2 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 8:15am
@GeoffRBennett Notice the canopy removed from the South Portico.

Mark Knoller
2 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 8:08am
Pres Trump taking last flight on Marine One, departing WH for JBA and farewell event. By my count, it’s his 594th flight. Compares to Pres Obama: 801 flights on Marine One during 1st term, 1,324 during 8 years. Past presidents have said Marine One among their favorite perks.

Mark Knoller
2 days ago:   Wednesday Jan 20 - 7:33am
@cfishman I’ll post an occasional tweet, but my live/tweeting days are over. Thanks for asking.

Mark Knoller
3 days ago:   Tuesday Jan 19 - 7:33am
@nytimes Maybe suspended by Twitter.

Mark Knoller
4 days ago:   Sunday Jan 17 - 4:57pm
By my count, Pres Trump’s trip home to Florida on Wednesday will be his 642nd and final flight on Air Force One. Compares to Pres Obama’s 837 flights on Air Force One during his first term.

Mark Knoller
6 days ago:   Friday Jan 15 - 8:42pm
@JenniferJJacobs @PressSec @maggieNYT By my count, McEnany held 42 formal WH Briefings as Press Secretary. Starting May 1st, 2020. Her last was December 15th. Average length: 23 minutes.

Mark Knoller
1 week ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 7:00pm
Presidential Impeachment Scorecard (Wallet size) Andrew Johnson - Feb 24, 1868 (acquitted) Bill Clinton - Dec 19, 1998 (acquitted) Donald Trump – Dec 18, 2021 (acquitted) - Jan 13, 2021 (Senate Trial TBD)

Mark Knoller
1 week ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 1:21pm
@DefenseBaron @rickdicksonreal Also: July 11, 2020 (Saturday) – Wearing a face mask for first time during pandemic in full view of press pool, Pres Trump arrives inside Walter Reed Medical Center at 530pm to visit wounded military personnel undergoing treatment.

Mark Knoller
1 week ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 1:13pm
@DefenseBaron At Fort Bragg, Oct 29, Pres and Mrs Trump met with members of Army Special Operations unit to whom is presented a Presidential Citation for their role in attack on ISIL a year ago that resulted in suicide death of terrorist leader Abu Akr al-Bahgdadi. No press coverage.

Mark Knoller
1 week ago:   Wednesday Jan 13 - 12:51pm
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-OH., leading defense of Pres Trump in House Impeachment debate, two days after receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom from him.

Mark Knoller
1 week ago:   Tuesday Jan 12 - 12:38pm
@JerylBier Not freelancing. Just keeping my hand in occasionally Thanks for asking.

Mark Knoller
1 week ago:   Tuesday Jan 12 - 11:55am
By my count, Pres making his 17th trip to Texas and 6th visit to the US-Mexico Border.

Mark Knoller
1 week ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 7:16pm
@kathrynw5 Send tips or dips?

Mark Knoller
1 week ago:   Monday Jan 11 - 12:35pm
@ChrisSheridan34 @FoxNews Last Trump press Q&A was Dec 8 at Warp Speed event. Last interview was Dec 20 phone-in on Rudy Giuliani radio show on WABC NY.

Mark Knoller
1 week ago:   Sunday Jan 10 - 7:43pm
@maggieNYT Speaking of the WH website, notice that transcript of Trump’s “Save America” rally speech Jan 6 was not posted.

Mark Knoller
1 week ago:   Sunday Jan 10 - 7:21pm
@maggieNYT WH also has a website Pres could use to post his comments.

Mark Knoller
2 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 8 - 11:34am
Might check tee time reservations at Trump International in West Palm Beach for morning of January 20.

Mark Knoller
2 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 8 - 11:30am
Nothing requires the outgoing president to attend successor’s Inauguration. Will Trump host a customary WH coffee for Biden before the Inauguration? Will Trump even be at the WH that morning, or might he already have left town?

Mark Knoller
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 7 - 3:57pm
@ClydeHaberman According to https://t.co/MDaVMP18el, Camp David "has one hole, with four tees, and a driving range."

Mark Knoller
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 7 - 3:40pm
Bolton talking about Section 4 of the 25th Amendment. https://t.co/LTJhf1PWXx

Mark Knoller
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 7 - 3:23pm
Former NSA John Bolton 25th Amendment won’t work to remove Trump from office. Bolton just told @jaketapper, that Trump would fire any Cabinet member who signed a removal order, making the signature on a removal order worthless.

Mark Knoller
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jan 7 - 12:54pm
RT @betsy_klein: After multiple appeals per day, the last time the Trump campaign sent a fundraising email to supporters was yesterday at 1:22p. The last text message came yesterday at 1:29p. Since then, silence. By my count, the campaign has sent >606 emails and 217 texts since election night. https://t.co/3PZ8Bwx6aa


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Mark Knoller
2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jan 6 - 1:57pm
This is more climactic than anything Allen Drury concocted in his Pulitzer Prize-winnng “Advise and Consent.”

Mark Knoller
2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jan 6 - 9:35am
@betsy_klein Was part of the campaign music mix, in-between Elton John and Vilage People..

Mark Knoller
2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jan 6 - 9:29am
@kherman If only Electoral College votes certified by Price-Waterhouse.

Mark Knoller
2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jan 5 - 11:24pm
How much to stop calling it the “magic wall?”

Mark Knoller
2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jan 5 - 6:38pm
Numismatists alert. Pres Trump today signed bill authorizing minting of Silver Dollar coins marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the Morgan Dollar coins and the start of the Peace Dollar coins, both in 1921. The coins will be no less than 90% silver.

Mark Knoller
2 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 4 - 11:46pm
@Olivianuzzi She should see the original with Hayley Mills. Now, that was important.

Mark Knoller
2 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 4 - 6:51pm
By my count, this is Pres Trump’s 13th trip to Georgia. He was last there Dec 5th, also campaigning for GOP Senators Perdue and Loeffler. Despite his unfounded claims to the contrary, Trump lost Georgia in November.

Mark Knoller
3 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 1 - 2:34pm
Pres Trump suffers first veto override of his presidency on Defense Authorization Bill. Brings his Veto Scorecard to 9 vetoes, 1 override. Compares to: Obama: 12 vetoes, 1 override GWBush: 12 vetoes, 4 overrides

Mark Knoller
3 weeks ago:   Thursday Dec 31 - 11:48am
Mar-a-Lago Scoreboard Pres Trump ends 32nd visit to his resort in Palm Beach. Brings his total time there as Pres to all or part of 193 days. Also brings number of visits to Florida to 54, more visits than to any other state.

Mark Knoller
4 weeks ago:   Thursday Dec 24 - 7:17pm
@StJohnsEastBoss Comparison was to same point in presidency as Trump.

Mark Knoller
4 weeks ago:   Thursday Dec 24 - 7:08pm
@EFMoriarty @Poynter left out a few of my fave journalism movies including “Deadline USA,” “Ace in the Hole,” and “-30-“.

Mark Knoller
4 weeks ago:   Thursday Dec 24 - 12:31pm
By my count, it’s Pres Trump 289th day at a golf club & 84th time at Trump Intl near his Mar-a-Lago resort. Compares at same point in presidency with: Obama – 111 rounds. GWBush – played only 24 rounds as Pres. Gave it up in his 3rd year due to wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. https://t.co/0urzcaBXI5

Mark Knoller
4 weeks ago:   Thursday Dec 24 - 9:25am
@betsy_klein Hard to run alongside a flying sleigh.

Mark Knoller
4 weeks ago:   Wednesday Dec 23 - 8:41pm
Pardons & Commutations Scoreboard Today’s grants bring Pres Trump’s clemency totals to 70 pardons and 22 commutations. Compares at same point in presidencies to: Obama – 22 pardons, 1 commutation GWBush – 29 pardons, 2 commutations.

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Wednesday Dec 23 - 4:03pm
Veto Scoreboard: Latest Trump veto brings his veto count to 9. No overrides. Compares at same point in presidency to: Obama – 2 vetoes, no overrides. GWBush – 0 vetoes during 1st term. (12 in 2nd term, 4 overrides).

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Tuesday Dec 22 - 11:31pm
If Pres Trump goes to Mar-a-Lago Wednesday, by my count it will be his 32nd visit spanning all or part of 185 days. Compares at same point in presidency to: Obama: 13 vacation trips, all of part of 84 days. GWBush: 45 trips to his Texas ranch, all or part of 289 days.

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Tuesday Dec 22 - 9:01pm
Latest pardons and commutations granted by Pres Trump bring his clemency total to 44 and 19. Compares at same point in presidency to: Obama – 22 pardons, 1 commutation GWBush – 29 pardons, 2 commutations. (Doesn’t count Thanksgiving Turkey pardons).

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Tuesday Dec 22 - 5:13pm
@MiamiHerald @morgfair @AP Trump signed his 18th Continuing Resolution last night, by my count.

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Tuesday Dec 22 - 4:56pm
@carlquintanilla @skipbolden She had top billing on “Leave It To Beaver,” still in reruns on cable.

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Tuesday Dec 22 - 4:42pm
@Shoq Former Presidents are given a ride home from the Inauguration of their successor. Usually involves hel9 ride to Joint Base Andrews and then flight home. Call signs of aircraft no longer Marine One or Air Force One. Sometimes press invited along, sometimes not.

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Tuesday Dec 22 - 4:28pm
@kathrynw5 Preview of sci-fi thriller: 2021: A Cheese Odyssey, about extraterrestrials laying claim to Earth’s dairy products and citizens.needing a permit for secretly produced cheese.

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Saturday Dec 19 - 10:20am
Muppets answering Coronavirus questions on CNN along with Dr Fauci. Interesting mix.

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Wednesday Dec 16 - 8:31am
By my count, Trump’s Cabinet meeting today will be the 25th of his presidency. Compares to Obama, who had 19 in his first term.

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Monday Dec 14 - 8:22pm
By my count, AG Barr the 12th Cabinet Secy to resign or be fired on Trump’s watch. Others include Price/HHS, Tillerson/State, Shulkin/VA, Sessions/AG, Kelly/DHS, Zinke/Interior, Mattis/Defense, Nielsen/DHS, Acosta/Labor, Perry/Energy, Esper/Defense.

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Monday Dec 14 - 7:39pm
CNN, Fox and MSNBC all carry @JoeBiden statement as do ABC, CBS and NBC.

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Monday Dec 14 - 1:50pm
@TheJuanWilliams Read you compelling piece on battling COVID. Glad you and your wife are recovered.

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Friday Dec 11 - 5:12pm
@POLITICO_Steve Would be helpful if sunrise and sunset were at the same time everyday. Perhaps next Congress will take up the Uniform Sunrise and Sunset Consistency Act of 2021 (The USSCA).

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Tuesday Dec 8 - 2:15pm
Only Fox News airing Trump remarks on Operation Warp Speed vaccine production. CNN and MSNBC carrying Biden remarks naming health care officials. No split screens.

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Monday Dec 7 - 3:01pm
@dougmillsnyt @realDonaldTrump Perhaps demonstrating wrestling move.

Mark Knoller
1 month ago:   Saturday Dec 5 - 7:16pm
Trip to Valdosta, GA is Trump’s first flight on Air Force One since returning from last campaign rally at 235AM on Election Day.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Saturday Nov 21 - 4:29pm
Despite the soaring number of Coronavirus cases, Pres Trump told G20 leaders at a virtual summit that “aggressive actions and safety measures” have been taken to protect vulnerable Americans. He skipped a separate session on the pandemic, but trumpeted US development of vaccines.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Saturday Nov 21 - 3:13pm
Supporters with flags and banners cheered Pres Trump as he departed his Virginia golf club after a 3½ hour visit. https://t.co/nK1CwDeR4d


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Saturday Nov 21 - 10:57am
A few protestors at Trump golf club as he arrived this morning. https://t.co/i0DPgILebj


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Saturday Nov 21 - 10:34am
After attending session of virtual G20 Summit in Saudi Arabia, Pres Trump has arrived at his Virginia golf club. 3rd weekend in a row. 5th time since Election Day. 101st visit to his Virginia club. 61° and cloudy as of 10AM.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 5:10pm
At a 2nd rally in Georgia, VP Pence urged supporters to re-elect Republicans Perdue and Loeffler in the Jan 5 runoff. He said keeping the GOP majority in the Senate could be “the last line of defense” in preserving Trump Administration policies. https://t.co/N3IrbF6OXV


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 4:32pm
Drug makers group quick to decry Trump plan to set US Rx prices to lower prices abroad. PhRMa CEO says the plan will “upend the entire system” that produces funding for R&D that helped produce vaccines for Coronavirus. He calls it “a reckless attack” on Rx drug companies.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 3:18pm
Though Pres Trump took no questions, he commented on the election, asserting, “I won, by the way,” and telling reporters, “you’ll find out.” He cited opposition from Big Pharma, the media, and Big Tech. “We had a lot of dishonesty against us,” he said.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 3:08pm
Pres Trump doesn’t take press questions and heads for the Briefing Room door after he and officials announced finalizing rules for lowering Rx drug prices. He hasn’t taken press questions since his visit to campaign HQ on Election Day. https://t.co/FWE0yshqKR


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 2:49pm
“Which I won, by the way,” says Pres Trump of the election, while announcing finalizing rules to lower Rx drug prices. He said Big Pharma ran ads against him during the campaign, which he was quick to say he won, despite counts to the contrary. https://t.co/Q569CvnN6N


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 2:18pm
WH moving Pres Trump’s press appearance on Rx drug prices to the Briefing Room. Maybe he’ll take questions for first time since Election.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 1:33pm
At GOP rally in Georgia for GOP Senate candidates Perdue and Loeffler facing January runoffs, VP Pence told supporters that he and Pres Trump will “keep fighting until every legal vote is counted,” and until “every illegal vote is thrown out.” https://t.co/dxm00ZDMcz


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 12:31pm
McEnany says the WH has “done everything statutorily required” under the Presidential Transition Act, but it’s up to GSA to make an “ascertainment” decision of when Biden-Harris are eligible to receive transition support. Denies WH influencing GSA judgment.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 12:27pm
McEnany says Pres Trump’s meeting today with Michigan lawmakers is “not an advocacy meeting.” She says Trump often meets with state legislators and no one from the Trump Campaign will be taking part.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 12:24pm
At first post-election briefing, @PressSec says GSA will make determination of when Biden/Harris eligible to receive transition funding and facilities. Denies WH pressuring GSA. She also denies Admin officials told not to have contact with Biden/Harris officials. https://t.co/7v2eoAiO0L


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 11:45am
“It’s slow going,” says Econ Adviser Larry Kudlow of efforts to work out a new economic stimulus bill. He says there’s about $500-billion left over from the CARES Act that could be repurposed for the PPP program & as assistance for airlines & restaurants hardhit by the pandemic. https://t.co/pKwEnYv983


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 10:34am
VP Pence arrives at Joint Base Andrews to board Air Force Two en route Georgia to address 2 Defend the Majority rallies for GOP Senate candidates Perdue and Loeffler facing runoffs in January. https://t.co/ky8iMLUVwh


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 10:27am
Kayleigh McEnany tweets she will hold a press briefing at 12n/ET. By my count, it will be her first WH briefing since October 1st and her 40th as @PressSec.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Friday Nov 20 - 10:22am
Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey arriving in DC this morning, invited to meet with Pres Trump about challenging Biden’s win in Michigan. https://t.co/w9GkERijUe


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 11:10pm
Friday at the WH: Pres Trump delivers statement at 230pm on lowering Rx drug prices. He starts day at 650AM taking part in an APEC summit virtual Leader’s Meeting. Als , VP Pence campaigns in Georgia on behalf of two GOP Senate candidates facing January runoffs.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 5:42pm
VP Pence ended Task Force briefing without taking questions, though there are many. He repeated Pres Trump’s oft-stated assurance that “we are rounding the corner” on the pandemic. “We will get through this and get through this together,” he said before leaving the Briefing Room. https://t.co/gafb30WV4h


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 5:24pm
“We do not need to close our schools,” said VP Pence emphatically, without specifying the shutdown in NYC. CDC Director Redfield echoed that K-12 schools can operate face-to-face learning “safely and responsibly.” Says one of the safest places kids can be is in school.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 5:18pm
“This is really solid,” says Dr Fauci of the Coronavirus vaccine development. Saying he wants to “put to rest” speculation and concerns that vaccine production was rushed, and analyzed by compromised personnel. Repeats that “the cavalry is on the way,” against the virus.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 4:50pm
While acknowledging increase in Coronavirus cases and deaths, VP Pence asserts America “has never been more prepared to combat this virus than we are today,” citing vaccines and therapeutics. He says Admin will work “around the clock to keep it that way.” https://t.co/K2bQQCtldR


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 4:42pm
WH waited until Biden news conference had ended before beginning Coronavirus Task Force briefing. https://t.co/5nyqbNIB6C


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 1:50pm
More Coronavirus closings. https://t.co/ucYrIKYrAt

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 1:46pm
Giuliani again slams press for not covering allegations of election fraud. “You’re lying to the American people when you say there’s no evidence,” he charged. “Our goal here is to go around the outrageous Iron Curtain of censorship and get facts to the American people."

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 12:48pm
“This is enough to overturn any election,” says Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, citing affidavits and allegations of election fraud in several states including PA. Says fraud carried out by “Democratic bosses.” https://t.co/50wQdyio5Q


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 12:41pm
WH schedules press briefing at 4pm/ET by members of the Coronavirus Task Force. First such briefing since July 14th.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 12:10pm
US Treasury sanctions a North Korean and Russian company for exporting forced labor. @stevenmnuchin1 charges that forced laborers “work in grueling conditions” to acquire revenue for NK weapons programs.” Sanctions authorize seizure of assets and bar US transactions.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 8:53am
Increase of 31K over previous week. 12th week under a million. https://t.co/w2OLHC4C9a

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Thursday Nov 19 - 8:32am
Today at the WH. 13th time since Election Day, no events on the President’s schedule. VP Pence holding another Coronavirus Task Force meeting this afternoon. On lighter note, WH announces Mrs Trump will receive the WH Christmas Tree on Monday, an 18½-foot Fraser Fir from Oregon,

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 18 - 2:42pm
Campaign not over, yet. VP Pence will be campaigning in Georgia on Friday with GOP Senate Candidates David Perdue and Kelly Loefller. The GOP Majority in the Senate is at stake unless both candidates win their runoffs in January.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 18 - 12:31pm
In another election challenge, Trump Campaign paying $3-million for recounts in 2 Wisconsin counties including Milwaukee. The Campaign alleges illegally altered absentee ballots and circumvention of the state’s Voter ID laws. AP results show Biden won WI by 20K votes.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 18 - 9:19am
Today at the WH. Pres has no public/press appearances on his schedule again today. Could change. He has had only 3 since Election Day, and none at which he took questions. VP Pence is briefed today on the search for a base for the new US Space Command HQ.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 17 - 7:33pm
Trump fires another official for disagreeing with him. Using a tweet, he “terminated” DHS Cybersecurity boss Chris Krebs for asserting 2020 election security best yet. Trump calls the statement “highly inaccurate” and repeated unfounded claims of “massive improprieties & fraud.”

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 17 - 6:17pm
Japan still tops the latest list of Major Foreign Holders of US Treasury Securities with $1.276-trillion. China is #2 with $1.061-trillion. The UK, Ireland and Brazil round out the top fiv.,. Total US Treasury debt held by foreign nations is $7.07-trillion, 26% of the Natl Debt.

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 17 - 3:43pm
NATO chief Stoltenberg says even with a reduction in US Forces in Afghanistan, the alliance will “continue its mission to train, advise and assist” Afghan forces. At the same time, he says NATO went into Afghanistan together, “and when the time is right we should leave together."

Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 17 - 2:38pm
O’Brien says remaining US forces in Afghanistan & Iraq will be used to defend American diplomats & embassies, and enable allies to perform their missions. Says he spoke to NATO SecGen Stoltenberg, who has warned that the price of withdrawing forces too soon “could be very high.” https://t.co/uY2oHI8Kj1


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 17 - 2:28pm
Then, at the WH, Natl Sec Adv Robt O’Brien elaborated on troop reductions in Afghanistan & Iraq by Jan 15, saying the Pres hopes that by May, all would come home safely. Says Pres delivering on his promise to end US engagements in wars there. O’Brien took no questions. https://t.co/bKPxxWmxh2


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Mark Knoller
2 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 17 - 2:11pm
Acting DefSec Chris Miller formally announces decision by Pres Trump to reduce the number of US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 each by Jan 15, 2021. Says it’s not a change in policy and is consistent with US “strategic objectives.” https://t.co/vEOwiJzxJx


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