Jim Sciutto

Jim Sciutto

Co-Anchor CNN Newsroom & CNN Chief National Security Correspondent. Author, “The Shadow War” May 14: https://t.co/i7OXFQa3yR

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In a hail of presidential comments this week, pay some due attention to this one: Trump saying that a terror plot to kidnap @gretchenwhitmer  (for which a dozen men have been arrested and charged by the DOJ) “maybe it was a problem, maybe it wasn’t”. 1/

Breaking: US average of new daily Covid cases now at its highest point of pandemic   Over the last 7-days, US added 481,372 new cases – the most the nation has added in a single week, according to JHU.   This includes two highest single days, Fri & Sat, both eclipsing 80,000.

It’s eight days to #ElectionDay . Who is “Anonymous” who says Trump’s re-election will mean “a nation undone”?

“I’m worn out. I have tried harder than anybody, especially on the Democratic side, to work with the president...but I’m speaking out because I believe we’re worn out. Mr. President, we can’t take it anymore,” @Sen_JoeManchin  to me just now.

“Russia is the only country with the capability and intent to meaningfully disrupt our election -- no matter what Ratcliffe and Trump's other loyalists want the American public to believe,” writes ⁦Sen @ChrisMurphyCT ⁩

“She most certainly is making a mistake here,” Dem Rep@MaxRose4NY  on @SpeakerPelosi  and stimulus to @PoppyHarlowCNN  just now.

This is how the sitting US president today described an armed terrorist plot to kidnap Michigan@gretchenwhitmer  : “I mean, we’ll have to see if it’s a problem. Right? People are entitled to say maybe it was a problem, maybe it wasn’t.”

Breaking: Supreme Court will *not* expedite latest GOP challenge to Pennsylvania mail-in ballot rules, leaving in place a state Supreme Court decision allowing counting of ballots received three days after the election. Justice Barrett did not participate.


Note this: Trump is admitting he wants to obstruct mail-in voting: “Now they need that money in order to make the post office work so it can take all of these millions &millions of ballots. But if they don’t get those two items that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting”

He. Cannot. Criticize. Russia. He just cannot. Why? Not even on the poisoning of the Russian opposition leader. He just won’t do it. He changes the subject.

I’ve witnessed governments corrupt elections from China to Russia to Zimbabwe and beyond by suppressing votes, spreading disinformation, and more. To see some of the same tactics used at home is alarming.

As Trump attacks Lesley Stahl now, remember his comments to her in 2016 on why he attacks the media: “He said, 'You know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you.'”

15-year olds Bailey Holt and Preston Cope, the two teens killed in the #KentuckySchoolShooting . It was the 11th school shooting of 2018. There are 7 days left in January.

President Donald Trump has arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia at 9:52am according to the pool report. It is the 365th day he's spent at one of his properties and the 273rd day he has been to one of his golf clubs.

New: Federal judge in Pennsylvania orders Trump campaign & GOP to produce any evidence of vote-by-mail fraud in the state by Friday. The order, in a high-profile case about vote-by-mail, forces campaign to back up Trump’s false claims about massive fraud in postal voting.