Nahal Toosi

Nahal Toosi


Foreign affairs reporter for POLITICO. “She isn’t one to back down.” -- the @StateDept. "Take a long run off a short pier, you utter hack." -- Sebastian Gorka.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s resistance to congressional oversight would drive Congressman Mike Pompeo absolutely bonkers (if the two didn’t know each other):

A Trump admin official said USAID acting administrator John Barsa fired Corrigan after she began posting her tweets. Barsa told the White House of his decision & received no pushback. Barsa has repeatedly said he will hold people at the agency accountable.

All the pro-Biden folks complaining about reporters using anonymous sources better be ready to put every official on the record if there is a Biden administration.

The Germans can refuse to offer “agrement” to letting Macgregor serve as US ambassador, right?

I’m going to start this vacation now. I really am.

I will stay on vacation. I will stay on vacation. I will stay on vacation. I will stay on vacation. I will stay on vacation. I will stay on vacation. I will stay on vacation. I will stay on vacation. I will stay on vacation. I will stay on vacation. I will stay on vacation.

If I had a dollar for every Marco Rubio press release I receive ... it would still not match Ted Cruz.

Love how @SecPompeo ⁩ gives Brian Hook all the credit for the prisoner exchanges. (And that’s what they were - not simply released.) Umm, what about Bill Richardson?

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This is truly amazing. The Justice Department admits that, under Trump, it effectively made up and misstated information to link immigrants to terrorism, but that it won't retract or correct the culprit report.

SCOOP: Source: The ousted State Department inspector general had recently wrapped up a probe into another top aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, determining that she had likely failed to report allegations of workplace violence.

BREAKING: The top 2 Democrats on the House and Senate foreign relations committees just announced they’ve launched a joint investigation into President Trump’s firing of the State Department’s inspector general. Background here:

Mini-SCOOP: The Hill wanted to know what was up with embassy security. The @StateDept  promised to tell them today, then cancelled without explanation.

Q: What’s the name of the ambassador in Turkey...? A: I don’t have that ... Q: What’s the name of the ambassador in Saudi Arabia right now? A: I see what you’re getting at... Q: The answer is that you don’t have an ambassador in either place, right?

The CNN chyron writer is having a field day:

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Overheard in my newsroom: "Imran Khan is quite handsome." "Is he the Justin Trudeau of Pakistan?"

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