Nicholas Fandos

Nicholas Fandos

@npfandos

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Congressional correspondent for @NYTimes. Tips and other emails to nicholas.fandos@nytimes.com

Washington, DC
Joined on August 26, 2012

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Quoted @jdawsey1

Trump is ousting Francis Cissna, a top immigration official popular among conservatives and Hill GOP but disliked by Stephen Miller, to make room for Ken Cuccinelli, who is taking over the country's top legal immigration agency. Scoop w/@NickMiroff: http://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/trump-to-place-ken-cuccinelli-at-the-head-of-the-countrys-legal-immigration-system/2019/05/24/143fdec8-7e64-11e9-a5b3-34f3edf1351e_story.html …

Sen. Chuck Grassley repeatedly made clear he wanted Cissna, who worked for a time on the Judiciary Cmte when Grassley chaired it, to survive the purge, but never got assurances from the WH he would. Now Cissna is out

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“her decision to dramatize the fight also represented an embrace of Mr. Trump's own signature political tactic: an attempt to divert attention from a divisive internal debate—in this case a drive by two dozen of her caucus to push ahead with impeachment..

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Receivers of robocalls rejoice! The Senate is now voting on a measure we wrote about earlier this month that would crack down on fraudulent callers

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GOP Reps. Jim Jordan & Mark Meadows were in Oval Office when GOP Sens. Dick Shelby & David Perdue called Trump. They urged Trump to reject Senate disaster aid bill without border funds. Trump sides with Shelby-Perdue.

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New: Distorted videos of @SpeakerPelosi, subtly altered to make her sound slurring and warped, are spreading on social media. One video, on a conservative Facebook page where people call her a "drunk," "babbling mess," has been viewed 1.4 million times

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Some news this AM: House Dems want a floor vote on contempt package the week of June 4. A source in room also said Nadler told colleagues he is looking at passing a package that would authorize committee chairs to hold people in contempt without having to go back for floor vote

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Here’s @RepAdamSchiff: “Another day, another very important ruling,” he said. “Different judge, same opinion: the Trump legal arguments are without merit, raise no serious legal questions and speed is of the essence.”

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Speaker Pelosi gloating about Deutsche Bank subpoena case: “Very excited -no surprise. Two in one week!”

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Internal memo orders military to restrict information it shares with Congress

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Quoted @jessemckinley

BREAKING: The New York state legislature has passed a bill to allow the state tax commission to provide @realDonaldTrump's state tax returns to three Congressional committees. Returns could have much of the same info as contested federal returns.

First @nytimes take here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/22/nyregion/trump-state-tax-returns.html …

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White House gathering reporters in the Rose Garden for an apparent announcement or news conference with Trump. On the podium is a sign that says, “No collusion, no obstruction.” (Per pooler @tierney_megan)

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Today's The Daily: In the weeks since the release of the Mueller report, the Democratic Party has been struggling with how to respond. Now, divisions are emerging as a group of House members push their leaders to open impeachment proceedings.

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On today's Daily: As the president blocks their investigation (and subpoenas) at every turn, a group of House Democrats is making a new push for impeachment. Why their leader is telling them no. Inside the high-stakes intra-party fight, with @npfandos:

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Quoted @elizacollins1

A little bit of news: Friday will be my last day covering Congress for @USATODAY. It’s been a wild ride and I could not be more grateful for all of the opportunities, but I’m headed to @WSJ to cover the presidential election. I can’t wait to get started!

Follow @elizacollins1 — a great reporter and a great Senate press gallery neighbor

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Quoted @heatherscope

Let's step back for a minute: Dem leaders are trying to play it cool publicly but they are *clearly* worried about this growing push within the caucus. Pelosi called an emergency, member's only meeting and expected the six chairmen to back her up. Most did but...

The only thread that matters >>

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MIDWEST CHECK: Emanuel Cleaver, a leading impeachment opponent a few wks ago, is shifting "Everybody inch by inch, yd by yd are moving just a little bit w/every new point of resistance &ignoring the Constitution" "I’m not there, but boy, I’m closer than I was" cc @jmartNYT

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This sign of compliance is, among other things, a huge lift for Pelosi, who right now is trying to calm her caucus on impeachment and urge them to stay on their current course.

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Justice Dept. Says It Will Share Some Mueller-Related Intelligence With House Committee

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Quoted @RepDonBeyer

The time has come for the House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Trump.

The time has come for the House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Trump.

Beyer’s full statement. First Virginia member to call for impeachment inquiry. Joins @RepRaskin of Md in doing so.

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Speaker Pelosi will convene an all caucus meeting tomorrow am to update members on oversight and investigations, a Dem aide says Another sign of the speaker trying to calm a restive left flank.

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