Frank Thorp V

Frank Thorp V


Producer & Off-Air Reporter covering Congress at @NBCNews. Instagram: (frankthorpv) Also served as Chairman of the RTCA Exec. Committee.

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MCCONNELL says USMCA will likely come up AFTER the impeachment trial in the Senate.

Sen Graham typically doesn't give long opening statements like this when chairing Judiciary Committee hearings. He just mentioned the "golden shower" in the Steele dossier. "It's a bunch of crap," he says.

In Ltr to McConnell, Schumer says he wants the Senate impeachment trial to begin on Jan 7, and asks that they subpoena Mulvaney and Bolton as witnesses:

NEW: McConnell also says he does not see the Senate turning to impeachment before they leave for the holiday recess. Translation: The impeachment trial would start next year (as expected).

Incredible access here: @erinschaff  captures the private moments of an impeachment that’s mostly played out in public:

Also, @JohnCornyn  said after meeting with Lighthizer when asked about if there’s anything new on a China deal: “Nothing to specific, but it sounds like something’s imminent.”

Happiest of birthdays to @haleytalbotnbc , who we are so lucky to have on the @NBCNews  Capitol Hill team!!!

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TRUMP on Oct 3rd: "I spoke to (McConnell)...he said, 'That was the most innocent phone call that I've read.'" MCCONNELL today: "I don't recall any conversations with the President about that phone call."

Awesome moment: Jon Stewart embraces a crying John Feal, the 9/11 first responder who led the organization pushing for the full extension of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, just after the bill passed in the Senate 97-2:

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House Democratic women dressed in white for the #SOTU  walk up the spiral staircase in the HVC —>

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Also arrested at this climate change protest blocking the road outside the Capitol: Law & Order actor Sam Waterston, who says this is his first time being arrested:

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GOP : Q: Do you think a military parade is a good idea? KENNEDY: “No.” Q: Why not? KENNEDY: "I think confidence is silent and insecurity is loud.”

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LISTEN: As Pres Trump’s entourage entered Speaker Ryan’s office in the Capitol, someone on the other side of the Capitol rotunda yelled: “Mr. President, F—k you!!” (He entered about 15 seconds later):

Here's a vine of @berniesanders  running to the side of the man who fainted at his presser:

Leaving the hearing room after questioning AG William Barr: Q: Should he resign? @SenKamalaHarris  : “Yes.” *walks away*

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