Peter Baker

Peter Baker

Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times and MSNBC analyst. Proud husband of Susan Glasser of the New Yorker and CNN.

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White House says review of budget office call logs shows that no one spoke with Giuliani around the times of the calls in April and August, nor did Giuliani speak with Mulvaney about the Ukraine aid freeze. @maggieNYT ⁩ @npfandos ⁩

Robust jobs report gives Trump a political boost in his fight against impeachment and for a second term yet his approval rating remains stuck at 41%. @anniekarni ⁩ @jeannasmialek ⁩

“The hearing itself seemed a microcosm of that political debate and of the impeachment process that ... has failed to transcend it,” writes @russellberman . "Democrats talked with the Democrats, Republicans talked with the Republican.”

Schiff tells @sbg1  that the investigation may yet turn up more information that could be presented at the Senate trial. “There may very well be a great body of evidence at the trial that’s not available to us today,” he says.

“A real blockbuster”: Strong jobs report counters anxieties about an escalating trade war and a weakening global economy. US added 266,000 jobs in November, unemployment fell to 3.5% with annual wage growth at 3.1%. @PatcohenNYT 

"Everybody's nightmare come true": Journalists at Bloomberg are among the best in the business, but now they have an owner running for president who says they must live with restrictions on their coverage because he writes the checks. @oliverdarcy ⁩


“This country is a hellhole.” — Donald Trump, May 20, 2015 “But she called our country and our people ‘garbage.’”   — President Trump, July 23, 2019

Trump confirms that White House has suspended the hard pass of a reporter because it doesn't like the way he does his job. This is something I've never seen since I started covering the White House in 1996. Other presidents did not fear tough questioning.

The president of the United States praises the convicted felon who ran his campaign because "he refused to break" and give information to prosecutors.

It's become commonplace enough in the past two years that it no longer gets much notice. But it's worth remembering that no other president in decades publicly threatened "retribution" against a television network because it satirized him.

Accused of killing an unarmed, sedated captive, he held up the dead man's head by the hair for a trophy picture. The Navy called him a war criminal. Trump called him a war hero. @David_Philipps  @helenecooper ⁩ @maggieNYT ⁩

Trump says he was “extremely angry” about the Khashoggi killing but “nobody has has directly pointed a finger” at MBS. Except, of course, the CIA and the UN.