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These decisions don't happen overnight. I wonder how long this has been in the works. /1

#SBC #SBC19 #SBC20 #SBCtoo #churchtoo #CaringWell #AbuseofFaith #AbuseofPower
Was it before the @elizabethjdias NY Times article dropped in June at the #SBC19 annual meeting, exposing the alleged mishandling of an abuse case at The Village Church? /2

#SBC #SBC19 #SBC20 #SBCtoo #churchtoo #CaringWell #AbuseofFaith #AbuseofPower

@elizabethjdias Was it before the SBC permitted @MattChandler74 to overtake the B21 luncheon, where he was given a platform to defend himself & his church? /3

#SBC #SBC19 #SBC20 #SBCtoo #churchtoo #CaringWell #AbuseofFaith #AbuseofPower

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While the country was distracted by the holidays, @PowerMinNigeria, Sale Mamman, said he'd suspended the MD of #Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Co, #NBET. This is an example of abuse that pervades power in Nigeria. This Minister has no such powers.

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#NBET, @nbetnigeria is an #SPV wholly owned by @NigeriaGov and incorporated since 2010. Its shares are subscribed by the Ministry of Finance Inc (MOFI) & by the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, which is the majority shareholder.

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#NBET, @nbetnigeria has a Board of Directors, chaired under its instruments by the @FinMinNigeria. At incorporation in 2010, it was @NOIweala. Currently, it is @ZShamsuna. Before her, it was @HMKemiAdeosun.

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🧵 Live-thread. Impeachment of Donald John Trump. December 18, 2019. The House is voting now on a Republican motion to adjourn in protest of impeachment. Vote will take around fifteen minutes.

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While we wait, for a frame of reference, let's recall that the impeachment trial in the Senate for William Jefferson Clinton began on December 19, 1998. The vote to acquit was announced on February 12, 1999.

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While we are waiting, responding to the President's tweets here:

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1/ #PresidentTrump's letter (highlights below) to #SpeakerPelosi is written directly to the Enemies of the Constitution and Our Republic. [It's no wonder they identify as Democrats - a Form of Government the Founders unequivocally rejected. sites.google.com/view/federalis…] #KAG #QAnon
2/ HIGHLIGHTS of President Trump's Letter to the Ages. 1st Let's sneak peek the END (CAPS ADDED):
"One hundred years from now, when people look back at this affair, I want them to UNDERSTAND it, and LEARN from it, so that it can NEVER HAPPEN to another President again." #KAG
3/ Now to the beginning:
"The Articles of Impeachment introduced by the House Judiciary Committee are NOT RECOGNIZABLE under ANY standard of Constitutional theory, interpretation, or jurisprudence. d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/static/2019/12…
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In other news: today is markup day for the articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump. Live tweet kicks off tonight at 7PM ET.
#AbuseOfPower #ObstructionOfCongress
A markup FYI is when a bill or resolution - in this case, this res 🔽 - is debated, amendments proposed/considered in a sort of legislative drafting tug of war. Because Dems have cmte majority, I dont anticipate many proposed GOP changes getting through.
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Tonight's hearing is a bit unusual in that it will be broken up over two days (It happens, just not often). Tonight's hearing starts at 7PM, so lawmakers will likely deliver speeches, get into a bit of debate and then save the meat of the "marking up" for the Thursday 9AM session
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Here's a THREAD of the Democratic Candidates for GOP Judiciary seats in 2020. Llnks for all.
Support them. Democracy is at stake.
If the House hadn't flipped in 2018, no impeachable offenses would have come to light.

#ArticlesOfImpeachment
#AbuseOfPower
#ObstructionOfCongress
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BREAKING - It is official: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Follow along with @KlasfeldReports for updates this morning.
Schiff says if Trump's obstr. of Congress was allowed to stand, it would "decimate" the integrity of oversight of exec branch.
For those who say, wait for courts to resolve, Schiff notes the 8mos it took for ruling on McGahn.
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"It is not a requirement that the President be a good person... It is a requirement that the President be a person who does not abuse his power." Barry Berke #ImpeachmentHearings
A: "The evidence is overwhelming that the President abused his power." Barry Berke #AbuseOfPower #ImpeachmentHearings
“Documents, actions, sworn testimony, uncontradicted contemporaneous records” support the case against the president, says @BarryBerke #ImpeachmentHearing
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1. Question posed by Norman Eisen, Democratic Counsel, House Judiciary Committee. "Can you say a little bit more about what the framers concerns were about corruption of elections and betrayal of the national interest involving foreign powers and how they come into play here?"
2. Professor Pamela S. Karlan answers "So the framers were very worried that elections could be corrupted, they could be corrupted in a variety of different ways and they spent alot of time trying to design an election system that wouldn't be subject to that kind of corruption.
3. And there are a number of different provisions in the Constitution that deal with the kinds of corruption they were worried about....
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Wow. @RashidaTlaib is under an ethics investigation for a few reasons but the most glaring is that she PAID HERSELF $45,000 from her campaign donations! She has refused to comply with investigation so far, why is that? #AbuseOfPower #NoOneIsAboveTheLaw

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WHY WON’T YOU TESTIFY @RashidaTlaib 🙀 WHY WON’T YOUR STAFF TESTIFY?? #AbuseOfPower
That’s not how this works.
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Parnas’s account of personally discussing Ukraine with Trump more than 18 months ago suggests that he and Fruman had more personal interaction with @realDonaldTrump

— and potentially more influence over his views on that country — than the White House has acknowledged.
Those included encounters at a Florida fundraiser in 2016 and during a visit to Mar-a-Lago according to social media accounts and people who encountered them
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ISTANBUL — Behind Trump’s accommodating attitude toward Turkey is an unusual back channel:

a trio of sons-in-law who married into power and now play key roles in connecting Ankara with Washington. nyti.ms/32DQzdR
Informal relationships between family members help explain the course of diplomacy between the White House and Turkey’s leader.
#KorruptKushner & his Turkish bros have developed an(other) informal line of communication between Trump and Turkey’s diktater Erdogan, who only weeks after his genocidal incursion into northern Syria is scheduled to visit the White House tomorrow.
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#TrumpExtortion #Extortion

US INTEL AGENCIES as well as the Senate, House & Mueller all concluded that Russia attacked & continues to attack the United States.

Trump is trying to exonerate Putin for 2016. It’s also the initial thing he wanted—Bidens came later.
From Vindman deposition
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Can we talk about #POWER instead of "violence," please? #Violence is a broad label that gets thrown around in the #HongKongprotest context, and it's basically meaningless.
When people say they can't condone violence, what I hear them say is: "I condone powerful systems of #oppression and #institutionalviolence, and protesters taking a small bit of power back into their own hands makes me uncomfortable."
People who are uncomfortable with protesters fighting strong power with weak power need to examine their priorities.
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💣BOOM💣

Decorated @USArmy veteran LTC Alexander Vindman plans to tell @HouseDemocrats that he heard @realDonaldTrump ask #Ukraine’s president to investigate @JoeBiden, and reported it to a superior out of what he called a “sense of duty.”

What a hero!🇺🇸
nytimes.com/2019/10/28/us/…
🔥Vindman—the 1st WH official to testify who listened in on the July 25 #Ukrainegate call—is the TOP #Ukraine expert on the NSC and raised internal objections TWICE about how Trump and his cronies were treating #Ukraine.

#Ukrainegate
Vindman: “I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a US citizen...I realized that if #Ukraine pursued an investigation into the Bidens and Burisma it would likely be interpreted as a partisan play” that would HURT #Ukraine.

To help TRUMP.🤬
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1 Should the Democrat party be outlawed?
That’s a pretty outlandish question I knew; but I’m not asking it it just because I don’t agree with their politics, no does it come from an emotional response, but rather rational thought, and pride for my country.
#WWGIWGA
2/ Granted for years @TheDemocrats have been calling us “right wing extremists” based on mere opinion(emotion)and no facts.
I’m not coming from that POV.
Let them name call.
If I pose such a question it should be backed up not only with #facts but also law.
I’ll do that.
3/ so on that premise let’s get started.
I’m all about the #1a and our right t free speech, and that may protect ones hate speech but you can’t yell “FIRE” in a crowded movie theatre and hide behind the 1a. This is exactly what @TheDemocrats have been doing, and more.
Read on
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The #Ukraine call is enough to impeach Trump. His refusal to respond to House subpoenas makes #impeachment even more likely. Despite Democrats’ strategy to keep the impeachment inquiry simple, the House should subpoena the transcript of Trump’s call w/ #Erdogan.
2/ Trump will no doubt refuse to comply. But an #HJC investigation of the #Erdogan call will winnow fact from fiction & eventually yield witnesses, perhaps another whistleblower.
3/ There are critical reasons for looking more closely at the #Erdogan call. On its face, Trump acted unilaterally against a US ally in support of a dictator hostile to that ally — an abuse of presidential power. Digging deeper, the call has an appearance of #QuidProQuo
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Texts shows it all happened & more: Trump abused power in the most egregious way imaginable. He extorted vulnerable Ukraine. He held military aid while pressing for a commitment—IN WRITING—to investigate Biden & bogus "NOT Russia collusion." How many Ukrainians died as a result?!
If you don’t feel sick to your stomach reading the nightmare Trump & his corrupt GOP cronies created for Ukraine, how they perverted US State Dept for their pro-Russia goals, you need serious soul-searching and/or propaganda deprogramming. foreignaffairs.house.gov/_cache/files/a… #UkraineGate
The Other #QuidProQuo: Trump’s political appointees pushed #Ukraine to launch bogus investigations as condition for White House visit, texts show nbcnews.com/politics/trump… via @nbcnews @JoshNBCNews #UkraineGate #AbuseOfPower #ImpeachmentInquiry
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1/ "note the use of the phrase “modern times” in the title of chapter 1. This time frame is an imposed restriction since the suspicion or occurrence of clergy malfeasance is no new note in the history of deviance & criminality."

~Anson Shupe, "Spoils of the Kingdom", Preface
2/ "I coined the term clergy malfeasance...to merge religion & criminological concepts. Clergy is generally meant to be synonymous with cleric (by which any religious functionary with formal or delegated or self-delegated authority, ...). ...
3/ "Malfeasance can be construed as a religious leader’s malpractice...or cruel treatment or actions contrary to official (fiduciary) obligations to safeguard the interests and persons of lay persons, parishioners, or disciples. ...
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1. #News ~ BEAUTIFUL! Military Tanks Arrive in Washington DC for President Trump AND Our Great 4th of July Celebration!!



#Trump #Qanon #Celebration #SaluteToAmerica
#4thJuly2019 #July4th2019 #July4th
2. #News ~ Washington DC: Trump Tanks Rolling In for a Wonderful 4th of July Celebration!!

WATCH Tanks Rolling In >

#Trump #Qanon #SaluteToAmerica #July4th
#4thJuly2019 #July4th2019 #Celebration #Celebrate
3. #News ~ Iran Says ‘Filthy Enemies’ U.S. military should gird themselves for attack by deadly “secret weapons,” breitbart.com/middle-east/20…

#Trump #Qanon #Suicidal
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#FreeExpression is a foundational value in a democratic society because it makes choice possible between competing visions of how to organize society. It also makes it possible for citizens to convey their views to leaders, hold inform one another & hold govt to account
So, #FreeExpression is worth standing up for & defending. It also means those charged with regulating it have a high duty to do their job with a high sense of responsibility & due regard to the underlying constitutional & civic value in free expression
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For a long time, the way in which #Nigeria's broadcasting regulator, the NBC, undertakes its work has been open to question. Some of the queries it issues to broadcasters leave it open to charges of partisanship & clearly show no regard for constitutional values
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Pondering some existential questions such as 1) when will Congresspeople stop clutching their pearls & put a stop2impunity? 2) when will Congress make sure that...(cont’d) realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/04/…
those who allow disc/ret, threaten public servants’ livelihoods/security clearances & fail 2 take timely corrective actions are severely punished instead of rewarded w/Amb position @timkaine? 3) when will @SenFeinstein follow-up all complaints thoroughly? &realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/04/…
when will @ChuckGrassley @GrassleyPress make sure that maligning USG officials & whistleblower retaliation don’t go unpunished, that all @USEEOC laws are enforced & admin Judges address misleading/doctored material? #SlipperySlope is due2Congress’ #LackOfOversight @SpeakerPelosi
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"The sitting president of the United States financed an illegal cover-up from inside the White House…The president hosted a foreign leader in the Oval Office, then wrote a check. He haggled over legislation, then wrote a check. He traveled abroad, then wrote a check." So damning
This really shows the absurdity of DOJ policy NOT to indict a sitting president. The greater the evidence of criminality, the greater incentive a criminal POTUS has to stay in office. Trump may seek a 2d term as a result. Why EVER leave if being POTUS prevents legal exposure?!
🤯Trump paid #MichaelCohen $420,000—monthly checks—throughout 2017—signed by Jr, Weisselberg, sitting POTUS
+$130,000 to reimburse payment to keep Stormy silent
+$50,000 to manipulate online polls to inflate Trump’s business reputation
+$180,000 for Cohen's taxes
+$60,000 #bonus
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