Yamiche Alcindor

Yamiche Alcindor

@PBS @NewsHour White House correspondent. @NBCNews & @MSNBC contributor. Formerly of @NYTimes & @USATODAY. Email: yamiche@newshour.org

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The judge has just denied the defense’s motion to declare a mistrial. He said he would hope elected officials would stop talking about the Derek Chauvin trial. But he adds one congresswoman’s opinion won’t make the difference.

@PressSecPsaki  says the Biden administration will likely raise the refugee cap sooner than May 15, the date set for raising the cap after the WH faced backlash announcing that it wasn't raising the cap. Progressives have been criticizing Biden for not keeping this promise.

The judge says Rep Maxine Waters’ statements might be a reason for the trial to be overturned on appeal.

The Biden administration just announced its official support for D.C. statehood saying, "Establishing the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth as the 51st state will make our Union stronger and more just." It is calling on Congress to make a "swift & orderly transition."

Q: Does the WH condone Rep Waters telling protesters to get more confrontational? @PressSecPsaki : It's important to provide a space and opportunity for peaceful protests. That's what the president has consistently said.


President Trump today at the White House said to me: “Be nice. Don't be threatening.” I’m not the first human being, woman, black person or journalist to be told that while doing a job. My take: Be steady. Stay focused. Remember your purpose. And, always press forward.

George Floyd's brother, Philonise, on his conversation w/ Pres Trump on @MSNBC : "It was so fast. He didn't give me the opportunity to even speak. It was hard. I was trying to talk to him but he just kept like pushing me off like 'I don’t want to hear what you’re talking about.'"

To be young, gifted, and black.

Here is what was happening outside the White House as President Trump was giving his Rose Garden address and saying he is an “ally of all peaceful protestors.” Peaceful protestors being tear gassed outside of the WH gates. I confirmed because I was teargassed along with them.

Important story: A Florida officer who knocked over a seated protester just before a peaceful protest against police abuse turned violent has been reviewed by internal affairs for using force 79 times in his roughly three-and-half years on the force.

The next four witnesses, who watched George Floyd plead for his life as Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck, are not being shown on camera because they are so young. Let that sink in. Too young to be shown on camera but witnesses in a murder trial.

Daunte Wright's mom: "The last few days, everybody has asked me what we want ... Everybody keeps saying justice ... There's never going to be justice for us. Justice would bring our son home ... So justice isn't even a word to me. I do want accountability. 100% accountability."