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Julia Edwards Ainsley. @NBCNews correspondent covering DOJ and DHS. Formerly @reuters N.C. native, mother of Boo the pug.

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Joined Twitter 5/24/10


I’m hit in the leg by a rubber bullet but am fine. State Police supported by National guard fired unprovoked into an entirely peaceful rally
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyUPDATE: In a rare move, the LAPD has mobilized the entire department meaning basically all in, days off cancelled,… https://t.co/6KKAI3FKY2
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5/31
2020
We are running a correction on incorrect sentence I wrote. I of course know the FISA warrants were on Page, not Fly… https://t.co/rFD6xNe3GSFBI's top lawyer, Dana Boente, ousted amid Fox News criticism for role in Flynn investigation w/ ⁦@PeteWilliamsNBC⁩ https://t.co/SFho4ljL9y
5/30
2020
Just filed: Trump admin sued by legal immigrants who say they will be separated from their 20-year-old children und… https://t.co/WStvmvLxCA
5/28
2020
The Trump Administration is using a global health crisis as an excuse to deport children and continue separating fa… https://t.co/9BxWZQF4ks
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyMore evidence the pandemic is taking a harder toll on the poor and vulnerable among us https://t.co/MYCgzOrY60
5/27
2020
Cover of the @nytimes https://t.co/u0bkqin5o8
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyThanks for the great conversation @AliciaMenendez and @itscaitlinhd https://t.co/xKxjkzeBuq
5/23
2020
Breaking: Bureau of Prisons begins to transfer 6800 prisoners, ending freeze on transfers that started in March as part of COVID prevention
5/22
2020
Since March 1, at least one thousand unaccompanied migrant children have been deported from the United States to Ce… https://t.co/nFwPsblqMI
5/21
2020
New: After some confusion, ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison due to coronavirus co… https://t.co/Ih6PrrMSoh
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyChild deportations surge amid pandemic, but plans to speed them up date to 2017, documents show https://t.co/26WA1ZEhzPNone of the 366 families in ICE detention agreed to separate from their kids, given the choice of releasing their… https://t.co/OG1zkvs8rt
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5/20
2020
THREAD 1/ As the court considers whether to grant DOJ’s motion to dismiss charges against Michael Flynn for lying t… https://t.co/f3KXYCZk8y
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyPresident Trump will attend the Senate Republican lunch on the Hill today, @JulieNBCNews reports
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyThe Senate Intelligence Committee just voted to confirm Rep. John Ratcliffe as the next Director of National Intell… https://t.co/uJwLKaPv06
Retweeted by Julia E. Ainsley @Haleaziz ICE still maintains this is not binary choice, it just looks an awful like it. They say this is in order to comply with the court
5/19
2020
ICE says they will soon present parents with waivers to opt out of protections under Flores in order to stay with t… https://t.co/CUrHAzPdRMJUST IN - 2 sources confirm to me that State Dept IG Linick was also investigating use of emergency declaration las… https://t.co/4oEUOjM4Vr
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyI've spoken to 3 journalism students in recent days whose summer internships have been cancelled due to COVID. If a… https://t.co/cHzwKud1Jh
5/18
2020
I’ll be on @Morning_Joe tomorrow with new details https://t.co/mE6BEJuBdgNew: The State Dept. IG removed from his job Friday was looking into whether @secpompeo made a staffer walk his dog… https://t.co/K9BU15FSjo
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5/17
2020
Breaking: State Department Inspector General Steve Linick has been fired. Linick, a DOJ veteran appointed to the ro… https://t.co/aMXHL7ugSh
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyIn his last act as intel chairman, Richard Burr has submitted for declassification the final volume of the intel c… https://t.co/lpzcTm6Ybg
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyBreaking: DHS says they are “exploring technologies” to protect travelers in response to reports that TSA would soo… https://t.co/55UqasOU35
5/16
2020
Family separation is back for migrants at the U.S./Mexican border, say advocates https://t.co/idxlMNiaCBTrump admin weighs suspending foreign students program, prompting backlash from business, tech, universities w/ ⁦… https://t.co/QiNtpPF0sE
5/15
2020
@morningmika LOVE being back! Even if it’s from my living room :) @BobbyL_AZ @morningmika Yes! Absolutely loved it. So many twists all along the way!JUST IN - Feinstein's office confirms she answered questions from FBI about her husband's stock trades, handed over… https://t.co/paU6MsXlJ0
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyAnd thank you to the great team at @MikaKYV365 for your support from morning sickness through maternity leave and beyondBREAKING: Senator Burr steps down as chairman of Intelligence Committee, per statement from @senatemajldr
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyThis conversation was 2 weeks ago, right before I came back to work. But it feels like a lifetime ago. Needless to… https://t.co/NgbxDOHpIU
5/14
2020
Very similar to the move he made to appoint a professor to argue the government’s side in the Ted Stevens prosecuti… https://t.co/NEtceHFG4TFrom @KenDilanianNBC and @JuliaEAinsley The U.S. government is warning that Chinese efforts to hack health care and… https://t.co/6NPVh4cjtX
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5/13
2020
As COVID-19 looms, conditions for migrants stalled at U.S. border are a 'disaster in the making' https://t.co/loDqXsGqa8
5/12
2020
Trying to finish a story before the baby wakes up is a whole new level deadline pressure.
5/11
2020
How come I can walk into @Target & buy swimsuits, beach chairs & board games? But my local surf shop & toy store ge… https://t.co/D8kJweRuqg
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5/9
2020
This. https://t.co/qkM1AInQniMueller's investigation of Trump has consumed Barr since day one by @PeteWilliamsNBC https://t.co/WSt3ZUCaeO via @nbcnews
Retweeted by Julia E. Ainsley @michael_steel Oh no! They're savage! I like your classic look @michael_steel I think some people have forgotten th… https://t.co/a4wqwvNkT5A wise source pointed out to me today that although Judge Sullivan is in a rare situation, he has been in a similar… https://t.co/YA9X0imQC0I want to pretend like I’m above caring about this but I’m not. It is so hard to find a corner that doesn’t include… https://t.co/oJ6UuXznJlFri. guest list: Claire McCaskill, Julia Ainsley, Jeremy Bash, Hans Nichols, Eugene Robinson, Heidi Przybyla, John… https://t.co/sqkbENS4Bf
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5/8
2020
Trump and Putin talk by phone on the same day DOJ drops the case against Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying about h… https://t.co/f0fBB626yT
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyMy big question is whether Judge Sullivan will agree to DOJ's motion. This is the same judge who in 2018 hinted he… https://t.co/WgJmrOSBjd
5/7
2020
Update: Boo and Mary Wells were both angels, but my at-home tech didn’t get the memo. Thanks for bearing with me… https://t.co/ODbNUACKNeU.S., U.K. officials warn of cyberattacks on hospitals, research facilities on coronavirus front lines https://t.co/7dQ8ddjcmTJoining us now: @JuliaEAinsley is back and she's discussing her new reporting: https://t.co/W53DpwbE7o
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyExcited to be back on ⁦@Morning_Joe⁩ tomorrow. Here’s hoping these two little creatures stay quiet while I’m live! https://t.co/esaYTiaY8j
5/6
2020
BACK TO WORK! (Albeit from my kitchen table)
5/4
2020
To clarify, we have consistently seen tough action on immigration (both legal and illegal) around this time of year… https://t.co/53DkMaN6SQWorth noting the timing of Trump’s immigration announcement. Border crossings typically go up this time of year and… https://t.co/EZBKlKEDPl
4/21
2020
Stepped out of maternity leave today to interview (via computer) my pastor Revd. Tim Cole, the first person to be d… https://t.co/cksr6Ah0No
3/22
2020
Yes, Christ Church Georgetown has some affluent members, but we also provide shelter to the homeless, pizza nights… https://t.co/Vs60dwgdsSWho would’ve thought the child of two journalists would arrive 3.5 weeks ahead of her deadline? Ro clearly couldn’t… https://t.co/iIxSt1yqX7
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3/11
2020
NEW: We've identified another $157,000 in payments from taxpayers to @realdonaldtrump's company, as Trump Org. char… https://t.co/s4xwgzf0Kx
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyHard to believe I’m halfway through maternity leave with this mischief maker. See you all in May. (📸 by… https://t.co/sbTJGcmfV7
3/6
2020
Congrats @jacobsoboroff !! Enjoy every minute with that precious babe. So happy for you and your family. https://t.co/sraVlIPoSy
2/17
2020
BRAVO TO MY BROTHER @AliVelshi ! Stay up all night or wake up early tomorrow... just don’t miss this prince at 8AM… https://t.co/hTCQjSPRDk
Retweeted by Julia E. Ainsley😘 thank you @SRuhle miss you guys! https://t.co/LTn6yT21MjI remember Valentine’s spent alone, wanting more love in my life. Now I have a husband, a mortgage, two dogs, a job… https://t.co/scvBhsDTyh
2/14
2020
Thank you @SRuhle ! You brought tears to this hormonal momma :) https://t.co/2RPulvBXXF
1/11
2020
Thank you @KatyTurNBC for welcoming Mary Wells to the NBC family! She is named after her paternal great-great grand… https://t.co/QQkuQGS8Ck
1/7
2020
The US is deploying 3,500 more troops from the 82nd Airborne to the CENTCOM region, according to defense & military… https://t.co/PYvlPawVlL
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleySO. MUCH. NEWS! This Sunday — I’m back 7-9pm ET @KasieDC after four wild & wonderful months building our little fam… https://t.co/arUOft20me
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1/3
2020
Fascinating story by @gabegutierrez and @richgardellanbc w/ NBC Bay Area on fake employers that offer foreign stude… https://t.co/qx4TJR9mZsSomething I learned over New Years: Not every time zone is on the same hour. Some are 30 or 45 minutes ahead or the… https://t.co/rMlMB5AujDEXCLUSIVE: @just_security has obtained unredacted versions of Trump administration emails about Ukraine aid. They… https://t.co/KqYoZerUcz
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1/2
2019
My office this morning. Spending some QT with the fur babies before the new human arrives. https://t.co/0fQPHVMLdJFilled in for the great @SteveKornacki on Article II: Inside Impeachment today. Have questions about the way the Se… https://t.co/oKPiXrS1Bd
12/31
2019
“They’re coming to the border to claim their legal right for asylum and rather than staying in the United States un… https://t.co/0utLu4khlW
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12/30
2019
@sarahdkatz I do now! Thanks!
12/20
2019
Uh whoa. Cuccinelli making news here saying that the US could send back Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala. So… https://t.co/Lg0BshsE1k
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyLawyers say border agents in El Paso are systematically writing the same wrong address on asylum seeker's court pap… https://t.co/JD3yrqJDSQ
12/19
2019
Just wrapped an interview (w/ the help of the amazing @romochristine1 translating) with a woman who has been waitin… https://t.co/R7NyTO0PcgThis new rule would bar asylum seekers convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia or even found by an adjudicator (… https://t.co/FF5ZTwNYJ1
12/18
2019
1/ During a hearing today in McAllen, attorneys for the federal government said Fisher Industries, which is buildi… https://t.co/wTu62zgnK5
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12/13
2019
Exclusive w/ @ckubeNBC Pentagon IG plans to review wall contract awarded to company touted by Trump after questions… https://t.co/az1fiodJycFrom @gmorgenson A former Credit Suisse executive said she was fired after refusing to mislead auditors scrutinizin… https://t.co/JQOFFPYMTc
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12/12
2019
Even with 13-year highs in undocumented border crossings reached this fiscal past year, Trump deported 267K compare… https://t.co/hZKuH11jfrJohn Durham declines to comment on Horowitz's characterization of their disagreement. Horowitz said Durham merely d… https://t.co/56xu5o9WeSNow we learn that the FBI used the meeting to test the reaction of Michael Flynn, whom the FBI suspected was a fore… https://t.co/lZ1SXk3oXjAs @KenDilanianNBC spotted, p. 340 of the Horowitz report confirms our reporting from December 2017 that Trump's te… https://t.co/tN7VHHxZR9U.S. officials tell Reuters that nearly 175 Saudi Arabian military aviation students have been grounded at three di… https://t.co/7v0Bbp7Zm4
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12/11
2019
In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Pete Williams, Barr dismissed the findings of the Justice Department’s ins… https://t.co/AEAeP4JBUX
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyExclusive: Pentagon IG to evaluate whether troop deployment at the southern border is legal https://t.co/qgimyDD8Fvhttps://t.co/x6BLfXKBxI
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12/10
2019
The long-awaited report by the Justice Department's watchdog contradicts President Trump's depiction of a political… https://t.co/pAdIVlBYlU
Retweeted by Julia E. Ainsley.@JuliaEAinsley: "The inspector general found no evidence of political bias in the FBI's decision to open that init… https://t.co/TqaeFpWkHt
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12/9
2019
Carlos Hernandez Vasquez, 16, lay motionless on his Border Patrol cell floor for more than 4 hours. An agent logged… https://t.co/qFYbxpYhEN
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyNEW: BuzzFeed News is publishing a draft DHS report that details how border officials apparently pressured asylum o… https://t.co/EzLdDW1rxk
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12/5
2019
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12/2
2019
Latest episode of the Article II podcast is live. Have a listen as @SteveKornacki and I dive into the metaphorical… https://t.co/ZuKaIXkQ4GDHS IG shows CBP officials knew they would have problems reunifying families, but they went ahead with a plan they… https://t.co/v1D5GtPyjdToday is my annual reminder of one of my favorite pieces of journalism from @NBCInvestigates . @ckubeNBC covers… https://t.co/FkjoQqeiRGDemocrats question why DOJ inspector general isn't investigating Trump's attorneys general w/ @KenDilanianNBC and… https://t.co/IrOqBYwZBlReminder, @KenDilanianNBC and @JuliaEAinsley reported the CIA’s top lawyer made a criminal referral on Ukraine affa… https://t.co/XFA7VJ3oyT
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11/27
2019
Caliburn, contractor that holds migrant children, scraps holiday party at Trump National Golf Club - CBS News https://t.co/T3azpR8llt
Retweeted by Julia E. AinsleyDon McGahn will speak in DC next month at an NYU law school event entitled: "Constitutional Questions and Political… https://t.co/N5N6vdu12n
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11/26
2019

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