Manu Raju (@mkraju )

Manu Raju

Bio Senior Congressional Correspondent, @CNN. Roaming the Capitol halls, covering the Hill and politics. Die-hard Chicago sports fan. Wisconsin Badger for life.
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iPhone : Trump, at the first debate, was asked if he would condemn white supremacists. He responded: “Proud Boys -- stand back and stand by. But I'll tell you what. I'll tell you what. Somebody's got to do something about Antifa and the left because this is not a right wing problem." twitter.com/maggienyt/stat…

iPhone : “I think Cruz would want us to do this,” one said after they broke into the Senate chamber and were going through documents on a senator’s desk.

“Yeah absolutely,” another said

iPhone : More stunning footage of the insurrectionists, showing how they were all over the Capitol and thought they were doing what Trump and the congressional objectors wanted them to do. They were steps away from where many of us were sheltering in place. newyorker.com/video/watch/a-…

iPhone : The president has chosen not to be seen in public or walk to the briefing room to make a statement twitter.com/anacabrera/sta…

iPhone : New: NSA spox says it is putting Michael Ellis in the role of NSA general counsel: "Mr. Ellis accepted his final job offer yesterday afternoon. NSA is moving forward with his employment."

Backstory on the standoff over Ellis' hiring here: cnn.com/2021/01/16/pol…

iPhone : Russia's leading opposition figure and chief Kremlin critic, Alexey Navalny, has left Berlin on a flight bound for Moscow, where he will likely be greeted by his supporters as well as authorities poised to arrest him cnn.com/2021/01/17/eur…

iPhone : Lindsey Graham doesn’t blame Trump for promoting Jan. 6 rally, his speech there, telling them to go to the Capitol and lying for weeks about a stolen election. Says of the riot: “How in the hell could that happen? Where was Nancy Pelosi? It’s her job to provide Capitol security.”

iPhone : Lindsey Graham on Fox warns GOP against convicting Trump. “It would destroy our party ... impeaching him after he leaves office would be disastrous for our country and our party.”

iPhone : Graham says of Biden: “If you don’t stand up against the impeachment of Donald Trump after he leaves office, you’re an incredibly weak figure in American history. President Trump is trying to heal the nation.” (Unclear how Trump is trying to do that). It’s “insane at every level”

iPhone : Lindsey Graham says of Trump: “You’re the most important figure in the Republican Party. You can shape the direction of the party. Keep your movement alive.” He also says on Fox that pardoning rioters “would destroy President Trump.”

iPhone : Moving tribute Jamie Raskin gave to his son who died on New Year’s Eve and how he’s managing through tragedy while leading Dem impeachment trial strategy. “I’m not going to lose my son at the end of 2020 and lose my country and my republic in 2021,” he told Jake Tapper State of the Union

iPhone : Asked if they would seek witnesses, Raskin says they are still putting together their “trial plan” but won’t say yet if they would seek to bring in witnesses

iPhone : “This is the most serious presidential crime in the history of the United States of America” and calling it the “most sweeping betrayal” of the presidential oath,” says Jamie Raskin, lead impeachment manager on State of the Union. Says to Jake Tapper article will be sent to Senate “soon”

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”

iPhone : CNN POLL CONDUCTED BY SSRS
January 9-14
How Much Do You Blame
Donald Trump
For Storming of U.S. Capitol?

A Great Deal 55%
A Moderate Amount 10%
Only a Little 10%
Not At All 24%

iPhone : How Much Do You Blame
GOP in Congress Who Objected
To Presidential Election Results
For Storming of U.S. Capitol?

A Great Deal 40%
A Moderate Amount 19%
Only a Little 12%
Not At All 26%

Margin of error: +/-3.7% pts

iPhone : CNN POLL CONDUCTED BY SSRS
January 9-14
Trump Should Be
Removed From Office

Now 54%
Jan. ‘20 51%
Dec. ‘19 45%
Nov. ‘19 50%
Oct. ‘19 50%
Sept. ‘19 47%
May ‘19 41%
April ‘19 37%
March ‘19 36%