Rebecca Ballhaus

Rebecca Ballhaus


White House reporter at @WSJ

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White House officials would block any attempt to include testimony from Lev Parnas in the Senate trial, sources tell @MichaelCBender ⁩.

Giuliani on Fox News: "I've got a big surprise coming up: I'm going to devote a lot of my time this year exposing the double standard on my own podcast.”

House Dems, in new letter to Cipollone, say he is a “material witness” to the charges in both articles and call for him to disclose all relevant information of which he has first-hand knowledge, citing this @vmsalama  story on his dealings with Eisenberg.

The Senate will open Trump's impeachment trial in earnest today by taking up a measure laying out rules for the proceeding, setting up clashes over the process at the very start.

NEWS: @AndrewRestuccia  interviewed Trump in Davos. Trump said he's serious about imposing tariffs on European autos, said he doesn’t plan to meet with Zelensky at the summit and called Greta Thunberg “very angry.”

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NEW: The White House wanted the USS John McCain “out of sight” for Trump’s visit to Japan. A tarp was hung over the ship’s name ahead of the trip, and sailors—who wear caps bearing the ship’s name—were given the day off for Trump’s visit. w @glubold 

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The crowd at tonight’s Trump rally in West Virginia is chanting, “Drain that swamp” and “Lock her up," on a day where the president’s former lawyer pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations and his former campaign chairman was convicted on eight counts of fraud charges.

A software fix to the Boeing 737 MAX was delayed for months as discussions between regulators and Boeing dragged on—and U.S. officials said the government shutdown halted work on the fix for five weeks.

Trump arrived 30 minutes late to today’s NATO summit, missed his scheduled meetings with at least two world leaders, prompted the secretary general to call an emergency session, held an impromptu 35-minute news conference, and is now leaving for the airport go fly to London.

Trump won’t post WH visitor logs, citing “security risks,” & says move will save taxpayers $70K by 2020. One Mar-a-Lago trip costs $2M+.

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