POLITICO • https://www.facebook.com/rachael.bade.9 • January 19 • politico.com
POLITICO Playbook: The Washington Trump leaves behind
And John Roberts tries to wriggle out of the Senate impeachment trial.
The New Yorker • Susan B. Glasser • January 19 • newyorker.com
Obituary for a Failed Presidency
One final dispatch from Trump’s Washington.
POLITICO • Josh Gerstein • January 19 • politico.com
‘Are you QAnon?’: One Trump official’s brush with an internet cult gone horribly wrong
Some believed he was “Q,” the mythical figure behind an intricate and sprawling conspiracy theory. Here Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a senior Trump intelligence official, shares the story of his ordeal for the first time.
CNN • Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak and Pamela Brown, CNN • January 19 • cnn.com
Trump talked out of pardoning kids and Republican lawmakers
President Donald Trump received an unsettling warning on his final Saturday night in the White House.
The Washington Post • Sarah Ellison • January 19 • washingtonpost.com
Top Fox News managers depart amid Murdoch’s concerns over controversial Arizona election night projection
The departures of Bill Sammon and Chris Stirewalt reflect the company’s anxiety about backlash from Trump allies and viewers.
The New York Times • Kevin Quealy • January 20 • nytimes.com
The Complete List of Trump’s Twitter Insults (2015-2021)
This list documents all the verbal attacks Mr. Trump posted on Twitter, from when he declared his candidacy in June 2015 to Jan. 8, when Twitter permanently barred him.
POLITICO • Tina Nguyen • January 19 • politico.com
A big chunk of Trump’s 1776 report appears lifted from an author’s prior work
The report was meant to be the definitive conservative rendering of U.S. history. But historians have slammed it as sloppy and slanted.
The Washington Post • Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey • January 19 • washingtonpost.com
Trump’s final day: A diminished and aggrieved president stays out of public view before exit
The same pathologies that abetted President Trump’s political rise, animated his followers and became hallmarks of his turbulent single term have now, in the twilight of his presidency, left him politically damaged.
The New York Times • Annie Karni • January 18 • nytimes.com
They Prepare the White House for a New President. They Have 5 Hours.
Inauguration Day brings with it an awkward transition when one family moves in and another moves out, made all the more so this year by the coronavirus and President Trump’s stormy departure.
The Daily Beast • Diana Falzone, Lachlan Cartwright • January 19 • thedailybeast.com
Fox News Launches ‘Purge’ to ‘Get Rid of Real Journalists’
Fox laid off at least 16 staffers, including Chris Stirewalt, who defended the election-night call that pissed off Trump. Insiders say the firings are part of an ideological purge.
Gwinnett Daily Post • Curt Yeomans curt.yeomans@gwinnettdailypost.com • January 16 • gwinnettdailypost.com
Gwinnett elections board's new chairwoman wants limits on no-excuse absentee voting, voter roll review
One of the Gwinnett County Republican Party's two representatives on the bipartisan county elections board told fellow members of the GOP that she major elections changes at the local and
The New York Times • Nicholas Fandos, Katie Benner • January 19 • nytimes.com
Justice Dept. Ends Stock Trade Inquiry Into Richard Burr Without Charges
Law enforcement officials told the senator that they would not pursue charges over his dumping of hundreds of thousands of dollars of stock after Senate coronavirus briefings early in the pandemic.
The Atlantic • James McAuley • January 19 • theatlantic.com
France Knows How This Ends
Polarization, anger, division—French history offers a warning for what might come after Donald Trump.
The Washington Post • Spencer Hsu, Tom Jackman, Devlin Barrett • January 19 • washingtonpost.com
Self-styled militia members planned on storming the U.S. Capitol days in advance of Jan. 6 attack, court documents say
Individuals communicated in real time as they breached the building, talking about hunting for lawmakers to make “citizens’ arrests,” according to new unsealed charges.
The New York Times • Katie Rogers, Maggie Haberman • January 19 • nytimes.com
Melania Trump’s Legacy: Missteps, Mystery and, in the End, Absence
When she leaves Washington on Inauguration Day, Mrs. Trump will be remembered as the first lady who arrived at the White House late and checked out early.
The Washington Post • WashPostPR • January 19 • washingtonpost.com
The Washington Post announces 2021 White House team
We’re thrilled to introduce our new White House team, whose mission will be to hold to account a new president and a barrier-breaking vice president as they seek to govern a nation divided and mired in crisis.
Original Jurisdiction • David Lat • January 19 • davidlat.substack.com
The Federalist Society And The Capitol Attack: What Is To Be Done?
Will all the behind-the-scenes drama and soul-searching take FedSoc to a better place?
WUSA • Jordan Fischer • January 19 • wusa9.com
Capitol rioter arrested after sending 'selfie' to girlfriend's brother – a federal agent
The DOJ says Thomas Fee, of Freeport, New York, sent a photo of himself in the Capitol Rotunda to a special agent for the State Department.
Intelligencer • Olivia Nuzzi • January 19 • nymag.com
If Trump Doesn’t Keep You Up All Night, MyPillow Will
A review.
The Washington Post • Jeremy Barr • January 18 • washingtonpost.com
At Fox News, a post-election shake-up brings more opinion at the expense of news
With viewership faltering since November, last year’s top-rated cable channel will try out pundits for a 7 p.m. slot once devoted to news. In the running: Maria Bartiromo.