Philip Rucker

Philip Rucker


White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post | Political Analyst for MSNBC & NBC News | philip.rucker@washpost.com

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NEW —> Six hours of paralysis: Inside Trump’s failure to act after a mob stormed the Capitol My latest with @AshleyRParker  + @jdawsey1 ⁩, a behind-the-scenes account of the commander in chief abdicating his responsibilities

Inside the Capitol siege: How barricaded lawmakers and aides sounded urgent pleas for help as police lost control — terrifying and essential reporting from @karoun ⁩ @CarolLeonnig ⁩ @pkcapitol ⁩ + @byaaroncdavis ⁩

Rep. Peter Meijer, one of the Republicans who voted to impeach, tells @HallieJackson  on @MSNBC  that he’s buying body armor and altering his daily routines because his life is in danger.

Exciting news on the home front —> the dazzling @AshleyRParker  is WaPo’s new White House Bureau Chief and will lead our all-star team covering President Biden. I will become Senior Washington Correspondent. Thrilled about what’s to come. Read all about it:

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U.S. intelligence agencies warned Trump more than a dozen times in the President’s Daily Brief during January and February, the period during which Trump dismissed the danger, @gregpmiller  & @nakashimae  report

The National Park Service is diverting $2.5 million, which is collected by entrance fees to pay for improvements at parks nationwide, to fund Trump's July 4 spectacle -- to which his political donors get VIP tickets, via @eilperin  @jdawsey1  & @DanLamothe 

Trump and advisers calculated that he shouldn’t speak to the nation because he had nothing to say, no tangible policy or action to announce, nor did he feel an urgent motivation to try to bring people together. So he let his tweets speak for themselves.

The Washington Post surveyed all 249 Republicans in the House and Senate. Only 25 would acknowledge that Joe Biden is president-elect.

Watching returns from Georgia, it’s hard not to think about the hundreds of election workers who again tonight are carefully doing democracy’s business under unprecedented scrutiny, amid a raging pandemic, and with a president relentlessly and baselessly calling them thieves.

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