Alumni of the Obama administration love Joe Biden. But some of them think that the former Massachusetts governor is better equipped to win the presidency.
Peter BakerBiden was his vice president, Castro was his housing secretary and others have claims to Obama legacy. But the one potential candidate truly close to the former president is Deval Patrick, writes @IsaacDovere
The former president, who has suffered several falls in recent months, was admitted to an Atlanta hospital to relieve pressure caused by bleeding, his office said.
Peter BakerJimmy Carter "resting comfortably" in Atlanta hospital in advance of a procedure scheduled for tomorrow to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding tied to recent falls, his office says.
Peter BakerJimmy Carter recovering after brain surgery to relieve pressure from bleeding. "There are no complications from the surgery,” his office says.
In effect, the acting chief of staff hopes the court will tell him whether to listen to his own boss, who wants him to remain silent, or to comply with a subpoena from the House, which wants his testimony.
Peter BakerEven in a White House of never-befores, this may be one of the more head-spinning: The president’s chief of staff is trying to join a lawsuit against the president. @maggieNYT
The former national security adviser would be an important witness in the impeachment inquiry, but his lawyer wants a court to rule on whether he should testify.
Peter BakerBolton has knowledge of “many relevant meetings and conversations” connected to the Ukraine pressure campaign that House impeachment investigators do not yet know about, his lawyer tells House lawmakers.
The attorney general has not jumped in to publicly defend the president against the Democratic inquiry as he did with the Mueller investigation.
Peter BakerTrump is aggravated with Barr for urging him to release the rough transcript of the Ukraine call while Barr was bothered that Trump lumped him in with Giuliani like interchangeable parts of his personal defense team. @ktbenner @maggieNYT
In an internal memo, the senior American diplomat in northern Syria criticized the Trump administration for failing to try harder to deter Turkey from invading northern Syria last month.
Peter BakerIn secret cable, top US diplomat in northern Syria sharply criticized Trump administration for not trying to stop Turkish assault on Kurds, calling it is a "catastrophic" situation that "is to a significant degree of our making.” @EricSchmittNYT
Unpopular and unpredictable, President Trump is emerging as a problem for the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, in his election campaign.
Peter BakerOnce Britain’s Johnson talked up the benefits of having a close friend in the White House; now with elections forthcoming and Trump widely disliked in the UK, he is distancing himself from a figure who is radioactive to many Britons. @MarkLandler