UPDATE, 2:43 p.m. PT: Chuck Todd opened “Meet the Press Daily” on Thursday by telling viewers, “I don’t say this lightly, but let’s be frank. A national nightmare is upon us. The basic rules of democracy are under attack by the president.”
That was after a flurry of breaking news related to the whistleblower complaint and the impeachment inquiry, led by the President Donald Trump’s public call for Ukraine and China to investigate his potential rival in 2020, Joe Biden.
PREVIOUSLY, 8:59 a.m. PT: Shortly after President Donald Trump took questions from reporters on the South Lawn today, NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander went on air to explain what just happened:
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