Alexander Marquardt

Alexander Marquardt


@CNN Senior National Correspondent focusing on National Security. Ex-@ABC Beirut/Jerusalem/Moscow. IG: @MarquardtCNN

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New mail-in voting risk assessment by DHS @NPPD  notes: "threat actors may mislead and confuse the public about the mechanics of mail-in voting, and leverage limited understanding regarding mail-in voting processes, in order to cause chaos..."

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Vindman:At no point in my career or life have I felt our nation’s values under greater threat and in more peril than at this moment...Our citizens are being subjected to the same kinds of attacks tyrants launch against their critics and political opponents

"The vote must go on under the constitution," @nppd_krebs  said in a talk a @TheWilsonCenter  today. "There are always going to be opportunities for bad guys to wreak havoc and so we’ve gotta be ready for that and we’ve got to have analog or backup systems in place..."

@nppd_krebs  @TheWilsonCenter  Krebs also revealed that he named CISA's contribution to Operation Warp Speed "Project Taken, " after the Liam Neeson movie. "We were going to send a message very clearly to our adversaries that you don’t mess with us and if you do, then we’ll come and find you. "

Windows blown out in CNN Beirut bureau, @bencnn  reports, as well as as many as 10km away, others say.

@bencnn  . in CNN’s bureau where many other media outlets have their offices (including my former office). This is a fair distance from the port.

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Beirut blast was felt in Cyprus, 240km/150mi away, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. "We received a number of reports from Cyprus which seem related to this explosion, reporting noise and rattling windows", EMSC posted on Twitter.

Alert from @usembassybeirut  : "There are reports of toxic gases released in the explosion so all in the area should stay indoors and wear masks if available. "

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This "no tear gas" angle is ridiculous. I was in the middle of a crowd coughing up a lung. All sort of projectiles were being fired at a peaceful crowd. I just watched our raw video from 6:35-7pm. Protesters had taken a knee, chanting "Black Lives Matter" when the advance started

Dr. Anthony Fauci now going into “modified quarantine” after being in close proximity with the White House staffer who was positive, @jaketapper  reports. Fauci joins CDC’s Dr. Robert Redfield and FDA’s Dr. Stephen Hahn who are also in quarantine as a result.

Law enforcement deployed in/to DC we’ve seen/reported: US Secret Service US Park Police Arlington PD (gone) DC Nat’l Guard + other states Bureau of Prisons FBI DEA DHS ICE CBP TSA US Marshals Pentagon Force Protection Ft Bragg/Fort Drum active duty troops MPD Miss anyone?

DC mayor tells Trump she wants to be reimbursed for the July 4 events that "contributed to dangerously depleting a city fund used to provide security." They cost $1.7m and Bowser says DC hasn't been paid the $7.3 owed from the inauguration.

A dumpster fire today a block from the White House, sent by a friend.

Unbelievable drone shots of thousands of freshly dug graves in Sao Paulo. @npwcnn  is there and reports the city is expecting the peak in 1-2 weeks. Today they saw funerals about every 10 minutes.

Turkish official confirms to CNN that Jamal Khashoggi’s body was cut into pieces after he was killed.

Seems the top US intelligence chief ADNI @RichardGrenell ⁩ isn’t a fan of the stay at home orders.

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