Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett )

Geoff Bennett

Bio @NBCNews White House Correspondent, currently covering the Biden presidential transition | Priors: @NPR, @NY1, @ABC & @Morehouse
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Twitter Web App : NEW: The FBI is investigating a claim that a PA woman who rioted at the Capitol on Jan. 6 stole a laptop from Speaker Pelosi's office and intended to sell it to the Russians.

The FBI says she appears to have fled. More about this bizarre case: politico.com/news/2021/01/1…

iPhone : INBOX: “The National Park Service and the U.S. Secret Service remind the public that security restrictions pertinent to the 59th Presidential Inauguration have closed public access to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, through Jan. 21.”

Twitter Web App : Biden Cabinet Confirmation Hearings (so far):

January 19
•Avril Haines (DNI)
•Janet Yellen (Treasury)
•Alejandro Mayorkas (DHS)
•Lloyd Austin (Defense)
•Tony Blinken (State)

January 21
•Pete Buttigieg (Transportation)

Twitter Web App : Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and Douglas Emhoff will spend the National Day of Service volunteering in Washington, D.C., the transition says.

iPhone : Here’s how the WH says Trump will spend MLK Day, per his schedule: “President Trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening. He will make many calls and have many meetings.” twitter.com/geoffrbennett/…

iPhone : The Bidens will honor MLK Day and observe the National Day of Service by volunteering at Philabundance in Philadelphia, the transition announces.

Twitter Web App : Politico: Biden will nominate Rohit Chopra Rohit Chopra to be the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, choosing a strong consumer advocate aligned with Sen. Elizabeth Warren. politico.com/news/2021/01/1…

Twitter Web App : Biden chief of staff doesn't rule out stopping intelligence briefings for Trump cnn.com/2021/01/17/pol…

iPhone : Biden’s inauguration speech will emphasize familiar themes from his campaign: unity, healing and a vision for the many crises the country is facing nbcnews.com/politics/2020-…

iPhone : Nice detail from Michael D. Shear Peter Baker

Biden chides aides for what he deems overly academic or elitist language. “Pick up your phone, call your mother, read her what you just told me,” he likes to say. “If she understands, we can keep talking.”

nytimes.com/2021/01/16/us/…

Twitter Web App : Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat Monday.

She won't be leaving the upper chamber too far behind, as she moves to the position of president of the Senate and serves as the tie-breaking vote. via Deepa Shivaram nbcnews.com/politics/meet-…

iPhone : Angus King, who sits on Senate Intel, tells John King that Trump should be cut off from classified intel when he leaves office, saying there’s “no upside” for doing so and it’d be a “danger” if Trump had access. “That ought to be an easy decision for the incoming president”

Twitter Web App : Va. man arrested at inauguration checkpoint says he was lost; didn’t mean to bring gun, ammunition to the District washingtonpost.com/local/beeler-a…

Twitter Web App : Friend reminds us that the night before the 2009 inauguration, Obama and McCain joined together for a bipartisan unity dinner. Obama praised McCain as "an American hero." McCain vowed to "do the best I can to help you in the hard work ahead." images.app.goo.gl/7XH1R9wugqRZ2z…

Twitter Web App : Biden is attending church service in Delaware this evening -- on this final weekend before he's sworn in as president

iPhone : More from the Klain memo, outlining the Biden plan for Jan. 25-Feb. 1. The memo notes that “this list is not comprehensive” and “more details will be forthcoming.”

Twitter Web App : More:

On January 21:
- will sign exec actions "to mitigate spread through expanding testing, protecting workers, and establishing clear public health standards"

On January 22:
- direct Cabinet agencies to "take immediate action to deliver economic relief to working families"

Twitter Web App : Biden Chief of Staff Ron Klain outlines initial executive actions in new staff memo.

On Inauguration Day:
-extend pause on fed student loan payments/interest
-rejoin the Paris Agreement
-reverse the Muslim Ban
-issue "mask mandate"
-extend eviction/foreclosure restrictions