Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #ConstitutionalCrisis

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The acting director of national intelligence will not testify before Congress this week or immediately hand over a whistle-blower complaint to lawmakers, escalating a standoff between Capitol Hill and leaders of the intelligence agencies. nytimes.com/2019/09/17/us/…
#ConstitutionalCrisis.

In full swing.
A committee staffer who declined to be named said that Schiff went public because he wanted to send a message that “under no circumstances can there be any reprisals against this whistleblower.” nbcnews.to/2AqGaqj
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(1) I wonder if American audiences fully grasp the enormity of what #BorisJohnson has done by asking the Queen to suspend #Parliament. This is way more extreme than if #Trump asked #MitchMcConnell to delay the Senate session to avoid an unpopular vote. cnn.com/europe/live-ne…
(2) To put this #ConstitutionalCrisis in perspective, you have to remember that the #UK's parliamentary supremacy vests far more power in their legislature than we've ever given to ours. Under the American system, the Constitution is supreme. Under the UK system, Parliament is.
(3) Things have gotten trickier in recent years as #Parliament delegated some power to other institutions: regional assemblies in #Scotland and #NorthernIreland, a Supreme Court (Lords use to be the highest court), and made other structural changes. see: talkingpoliticspodcast.com/blog/2019/168-…
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It breaks my heart to realize what constitutes a #ConstitutionalCrisis in the USA.
- That the 13th Amendment doesn't actually abolish slavery is not a Constitutional Crisis.
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- That the 2nd Amendment is turning our schools into war zones, our children into human shields and our teachers into a government sanctioned armed militia is not a #ConstitutionalCrisis
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- That our prisons are filled with people of color is not a Constitutional crisis.
- That our government still cannot account for thousands of children separated from their families at our borders is not a #ConstitutionalCrisis
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John Yoo is the reason I have not given $ to my law school in nearly 20 years. They hired him after his famous “torture memo” gave Bush explicit permission to use tongs to crush the testicles of a child, for purposes of terrifying his mother and possibly extracting information.
Yoo was a monster then. He’s a monster now. Don’t @ me with “I had him for prof and he wasn’t monstery - very quiet.” The quiet monsters are the dangerous ones.

However.

When the monster says “You’re too monstrous.”

That’s a clue.

A big one.
I’ve pressed the view, past few days, that Trump’s categorical obstruction (“fight all the subpoenas”) has de facto dissolved Congress. Nadler and Schiff must forcefully wrest Congress’s power back with decisive action in days, OR IT’S GONE.
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Now that there has been ample time to digest at least the outlines of the #MuellerReport, there are two main takeaways: 1/ The Russian government seriously and systematically attempted to influence the outcome of the 2016 election and are prepared to do so again. (1/5)
2/ But for the refusal of some key staff to carry out his orders, #PresidentTrump would have thrown this country into a #ConstitutionalCrisis. The 1st should be extremely concerning as it seems no effort is being made to prevent interference in 2020. The protection of our (2/5)
electoral system should be one of the first responsibilities of government. To ignore this threat is reckless in the extreme. The 2nd shows us a #President with little or no respect for the law, someone who looks at the office as his personal fiefdom. That is the stuff of (3/5)
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In September 2016, @KellyannePolls told Trump he couldn't get elected if he kept claiming @POTUS44 was born in Kenya--as he had 67x on Twitter over 6yrs. So Trump gave a press conference saying he believed Obama was born in the US, gave no explanation, took no questions.

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Trump has since walked that back.

Remember at the Inaugural luncheon where he paid tribute to @HillaryClinton and all she has done for America and asked those in attendance to applaud her?

Trump soon walked that back as well & has directed his DOJ to investigate her again.
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Everyone knows Trump lies, that he has always lied and that he believes his own lies.

Trump lied repeatedly at the #HelsinkiSummit presser. He also told his truth--that Russia didn't attack our 2016 election.There is videotape of the live broadcast which the whole world saw.
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THREAD: We are witnessing the collapse of our Constitutional democracy. Much has been made of the GOP's unwillingness to be a check on Trump. It's a true abdication of their constitutional duty. But Trump's recent interactions w/the Courts bring this to a new disturbing level /1
The decision to pardon Arpaio was a prelude of what was/is to come. Remember that Arpaio was charged w/contempt of court for failing to follow the Court's order that his office cease racial profiling. Trump was signaling that contempt of court was fine for HIS SIDE. /2
With today's #HammondPardon, trump lets right wing militias (& his right wing base) know that they are free to break the law w/out fear of consequence. At the same time, the Trump admin is actively disobeying the Courts on #FamilySeparation. /3
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1. #QAlert 4/10/18- This will be my THREAD for #Q's drops. Please expand Thread for more detail and all posts throughout the day.

@POTUS #MAGA #WWG1WGA #Qdrop #QAnon #GreatAwakening #RedPill #TuesdayMotivation #GreatAwakening #WitchHunt
2. #QAlert 4/10/18- Post 1119

Anon asks #Q about this photo and Q responds that it is Fake.

@POTUS #MAGA #WWG1WGA #Qdrop #QAnon #GreatAwakening #RedPill #TuesdayMotivation #GreatAwakening #WitchHunt
3. #QAlert 4/10/18- Post 1120

Anon asks #Q about this photo and Q responds that it is Fake.

@POTUS #MAGA #WWG1WGA #Qdrop #QAnon #GreatAwakening #RedPill #TuesdayMotivation #GreatAwakening #WitchHunt
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