West Wing Reports

West Wing Reports


Paul Brandus: Keynote speaker: 7 presidential libraries, Fortune 500 cos. Author 3 books. USAToday, DowJones/MarketWatch columnist. Ex Russia NBC pbrandus@gmail

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Approx 3,300 Americans perished today; overall U.S. death toll 505,796 #COVID19 

The first president to be impeached - this day in 1868 - was Andrew Johnson. The House voted 11 articles of impeachment against him, saying his efforts to fire War Secretary Stanton were illegal and a violation of the Tenure of Office Act (more)

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Lawmakers declared in a 126-47 vote that Johnson's actions constituted “high crimes and misdemeanors,” the Constitutional threshold for impeachment. He was acquitted in the Senate by a single vote. Only two other presidents have been impeached: Clinton and Trump (twice)

Buying at the top? 37% of respondents say they plan to use pandemic stimulus checks to buy stocks (Deutsche Bank survey)

President today has two public events: COVID vaccine event (2:30 ET) and virtual meeting with governors (4:30 ET)

Manhattan District Attorney’s office has obtained former President Trump’s tax returns and related records (via CNN)

all of a sudden, Cruz believes in experts and science

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Former chairman of RNC Steele told WWR at lunch that Trump will not finish his term; advises clients to bolster ties w/VP Pence

"If your vote didn't matter, they wouldn't try so hard to take it from you." -Samuel Jackson

. is an Orwellian manufacturer of "Fake News." On - of all days - Sept. 11, he posted this photo showing his staff honoring the tragic anniversary. But: 1) It was raining today and 2) it includes the long-departed Hope Hicks and Omarosa (h/t )

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As Coast Guard saves lives in TX, good time to remember that @realDonaldTrump  earlier this year proposed to slash its budget 14%

A First Lady has the power to make people think. In 1989 Barbara Bush visited a Washington hospice where abandoned infants with the AIDS virus were being cared for. Some folks were ignorant and thought you could get AIDS from touching someone. Mrs. Bush hugged and kissed the kids

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. claims U.S. is the most taxed country. Actually, it's 28th. Making policy is hard when policymakers don’t know the facts

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@realDonaldTrump  Sir: how can you find time to tweet on Apprentice ratings - but not receive an intelligence briefing?

1. Elephants are nearing extinction in much of the world (yes, really) 2. Trump admin. is nevertheless planning to lift restrictions on importing "African elephant trophies" (i.e. parts of elephants) from parts of Africa

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