We looked inside some of the tweets by @npfandos and here's what we found interesting.
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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
“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..
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
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
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 …
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:
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!
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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...
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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