Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander

@NBCNews Chief White House Correspondent / Weekend @TODAYshow Co-Anchor / Cats & Cubs fan / RT’s are not endorsements

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NEW: On July 1, President Biden met with his national security team to discuss the counterterrorism operation to take out Ayman al-Zawahiri, per the WH. @POTUS  was briefed on the proposed operation and shown a model of the safe house where Zawahiri was living.

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NEW: @FLOTUS ' press secretary @MichaelLaRosa46  tells me Dr. Biden tested NEGATIVE for COVID today.

NEW: This morning, Vice President Harris tested NEGATIVE for COVID and is experiencing no symptoms, her press secretary @KirstenAllen46  tells me.

JUST IN: Steve Bannon has been found guilty of contempt of Congress.

NEW: Former acting Trump chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is set to meet with the Jan 6th Cmte today for a virtual taped deposition, three sources familiar tell @NBCNews  @alivitali  @haleytalbotnbc 

BREAKING: WNBA star Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison. Sentence can be appealed in 10 days.


I offered both Pres Trump and VP Pence an opportunity to reassure Americans. Simple question: “What do you say to Americans who are scared?” Trump, to me: “I say, you’re a terrible reporter.” Pence, an hour later: “Don’t be afraid. Be vigilant.”

The White House is under lockdown orders from the U.S. Secret Service due to protests outside the gates over George Floyd. A dozen reporters, myself included, still inside the West Wing.

NEW: Ted Cruz booked his return ticket from Cancun to Texas at 6 a.m. today, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Cruz was initially booked to return on Saturday.

Trump, responding to my question, concedes there’s no national emergency to justify building his wall: “I didn’t need to do this... I just want to do it faster.” That answer will complicate his legal case.

Crowd cheers for @BarackObama  as his motorcade departs the Museum of the American Revolution.

Trump, today: “We have rounded the final turn.” Fauci, today: “We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter, because it’s not going to be easy.”