Kristen Welker

Kristen Welker

@NBCNews White House Correspondent. Links and retweets aren't endorsements. Opinions are my own.

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Another remarkable statement from @senatemajldr : “The United States Senate will not be intimidated.”

@JoeBiden  calls yesterday: “One of the darkest days in the history of our nation.”

As @JoeBiden  nominates Merrick Garland to serve as his AG, his message: “your loyalty is not to me, it’s to the law.”

@SpeakerPelosi : “We are in a difficult place in our country as long as this president sits in office”

@VPPressSec  tells me @VP  has gotten his second dose of the COVID vaccine today. It was administered at his residence.

This is a must read by my colleague @haleeytalbot . Thinking about the bravery of all my colleagues who were on the Hill that day: Inside the House chamber as the Capitol was overrun by an angry mob via @NBCNews 

We’ve confirmed the scoop by @jdawsey1  that Vice President Mike Pence will attend the inauguration of @JoeBiden  and @KamalaHarris , per a source familiar w/ his decision.

On this historic day @SpeakerPelosi  calls @POTUS : “A clear and present danger to the country we all love.”

Three sources familiar with the matter tell me @POTUS  legal team is likely to include congressional allies, though their exact roles are unclear. Among the names being discussed @Jim_Jordan  and @mattgaetz . They could serve as advisers and possibly surrogates too. All very fluid.

With three days until the inauguration, Dem sources tell me and @mikememoli : @JoeBiden  has been working on his address this weekend with family and Mike Donilon. Themes will include unity and healing. It’s a high stakes moment with the country facing multiple crises.


When I asked @realDonaldTrump  if he’s further enflaming tensions by deploying the military he sushed me. Declined to answer all other questions.

When I asked @POTUS  if the buck stops with him he tells me: “The buck stops with everyone.”

In a dinner w/ military officials @POTUS  says" this is the calm before the storm." When I asked 'what storm?' He replied " you'll find out."

In response to @realDonaldTrump  saying many front-line workers take Hydroxychloroquine: “The American Nurses Association has not received reports from nurses or other frontline healthcare workers utilizing Hydroxychloroquine as a preventative treatment for COVID-19.”

A fmr Clinton Campaign official says news of Donald Trump Jr. emails "is the SNL version of what we always suspected was going on."

Giuliani said he made aware of paperwork that showed payments were actually reimbursements for Stormy. Trump replied: ‘Oh my goodness, I guess that's what it was for,’” Giuliani said.

My colleague @PeterAlexander  asked a fair question to @POTUS  about his message to Americans who are afraid. @POTUS  chose to instead go into attack mode. Many Americans would probably like to hear that message.

Source familiar confirms the scoop by @_Cappadonna_  that h @realDonaldTrumps  called Roger Stone to tell him his sentence will be commuted. Source says to expect official announcement soon.