Jonathan Swan

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"So what are we gonna do about it, Sidney?" Trump would say every few seconds, whipping Powell more and more into a frenzy. He was having fun with it. "She really is crazy, huh?" he said, again with his finger on the mute button.

Episode 3 just dropped ... Descent into Madness... Opens with an even-by-Trump-standards wild scene in the Oval.

Senior WH & health officials maintained a standing 9 a.m. “COVID huddle” in the Roosevelt Room. They talked through the vaccine rollout, which would continue into 2021. Left unsaid was that they'd lost the election and wouldn’t be around to see it through.

Our narrative podcast series of President Trump's final days in office launches tomorrow.

More from the dining room ... Trump pointed at the TV and asked if Barr had been watching the hearing on OAN. Barr said he hadn't. "Maybe you should," the president said.


New: In a tense AM call w Kevin McCarthy, President Trump today privately — and falsely — blamed "Antifa people" for storming the Capitol... McCarthy told him the riot “was MAGA” and he knew because he was in there, per WH official. #axiossneakpeek 

Lotta folks who make a living banging on about how “big government sucks” got themselves some sweet PPP money.

Yes I have seen the meme. Please, for the love of God, stop texting it to me.

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Christopher Wray: FBI has not seen evidence of national voter fraud effort by mail

SCOOP w @mikeallen  : Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller ordered a Pentagon-wide halt to cooperation with the transition of President-elect Biden, shocking officials across the Defense Department, senior administration officials tell Axios.

There’s a long history of White Houses lying about the president’s health — JFK, FDR, etc. The distinction here is the incompetence.

We are now watching people who call themselves conservatives argue that vice presidents should have unilateral power to decide presidential elections.