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On May 9, 2021, three days after NARA notified #Trump that key presidential records were missing, Trump flew a private plane with 8 document boxes aboard from Palm Beach, FL to Bedminster, NJ (h/t @TristanSnell @cwebbonline)
"The recording, in which #Trump also indicated he knew the document was secret, could undermine his repeated claim that he had already declassified material that remained in his possession after he left office."…
"On the recording, #Trump began railing about his handpicked chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley...

Trump then began referencing a document that he had with him, saying it had been compiled by Milley and was related to attacking Iran."
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1. whatever you think about the #PentagonLeaks, you should understand that the alleged leaker #Teixera, charged with violating the #EspionageAct, will very likely be treated as an animal in prison
2. it is interesting that, to this day, the alleged #PentagonLeaks leaker was NO charged with "aiding and abetting the enemy", as it happened in the case of one of the greatest whistleblowers of all times: #ChelseaManning
3. in the case of #ChelseaManning the USDoJ tried to argue that since Manning had leaked classified documents to #WikiLeaks,which published them online, the enemy (al-Qaeda, and other US enemies) could read them, hence Manning aided the enemy
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vedo varie teorie della cospirazione su #PentagonLeaks. Per quello che ne sappiamo finora, il presunto leaker, #Teixeira, è stato incriminato con #EspionageAct: verrà trattato in modo brutale, come un animale
appena possibile vi spiegherò come verrà trattato presunto #leaker incriminato con #EspionageAct. Da notare: il Dipartimento della Giustizia USA NON lo ha incriminato per "aiding and abetting the enemy" come fece con Chelsea Manning,esponendola a rischio pena capitale
nel caso di Chelsea Manning, il Dipartimento della Giustizia,allora guidato dai Dem,la incriminò anche per "aiding and abetting the enemy", argomentando: ha aiutato il nemico (al-Qaeda) rivelando documenti che #WikiLeaks ha pubblicato online,permettendo al nemico di leggerli
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1. cerchiamo di fissare alcune informazioni fondamentali nel caso del #leaker dei #PentagonLeaks,#Teixeira, pur consapevoli che sappiamo ancora pochissimo del caso
2. che un ragazzo di 21 anni avesse una security clearance (=autorizzazione ad accedere a documenti classificati) NON è assolutamente anomalo: normalità. Manning aveva 22 anni quando inviò a #WikiLeaks 700mila documenti segreti per cui oggi Julian #Assange rischia prigione a vita
3. il numero di cittadini americani che hanno una security clearance è pazzescamente alto. I dati ufficiali del governo americano rivelano che nell'anno fiscale 2019, sono stati 4 MILIONI e 243.937. Trovate qui il dato ufficiale del governo USA:…
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oggi abbiamo un racconto speciale. Pochi giorni fa,mi è arrivata un'email speciale. Il mittente è una leggenda: #DanielEllsberg ma l'oggetto non prometteva niente di buono. Appena aperta, non riuscivo a smettere di piangere. Per lui,ma non solo per lui:
se vi colpiscono le persone dal coraggio eccezionale, come a me colpiscono, questo è il vostro racconto. Come #DanielEllsberg arrivato alla fine della vita, guarda indietro e dice che ne valeva. Ma guarda anche avanti: al rischio di guerra nucleare
non so se vi rendete conto delle tremende analogie tra quello che amministrazione #Nixon fece a #DanielEllsberg e quello che amministrazione #Trump ha fatto a Julian #Assange
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President #Biden ignores question on why #classified documents were found at his think tank | Jan 10
- the classified documents that were found at the #PennBidenCenter for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in #Washington, D.C.…
'Storm Joe #Biden's homes', #Trump tells #FBI after classified documents found in private office | Jan 10
- "When is the FBI going to #raid the many homes of Joe Biden, perhaps even the #WhiteHouse? These documents were definitely not declassified."…
#Trump Wildly Speculates #Biden Gave #Classified Docs to #China Before Adding Denial No One Asked For: 'I Certainly Wouldn't Do That' | Jan 10
- #Not a good situation for our Country to be in!”
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“This was not just extreme carelessness with classified material, which is still totally disqualifying. This is calculated, deliberate, premeditated misconduct — a cover-up [with] false statements and lies to Congress and the American people.” #LockTrumpUp
“Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, says that Trump wants the Department of Justice to release the names of the witnesses who helped secure the search warrant for Mar-a-Lago.”@therecount

#TrumpIsANationalSecurityRisk #TrumpCrimeSyndicate
CPAC 2022: “We are all domestic terrorists.”

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#EspionageAct [doesn’t] mention classification at all. It talks about a specific type of information: national defense… The real question is, why would Trump WANT to declassify secrets that could harm the U.S.?”
.@AshaRangappa_ @TiffanyDCross @thereidout
“Trump has still not said a word of explanation as to why he took the documents, why he did not return them all, and what he was doing with them for over 18 months.” @AWeissmann_

🎶: #stilloneblackmansopinion…
“[Donald Trump] has betrayed our national security, and he will do so again… You will not change him. You cannot constrain him. He is who he is. Truth matters little to him. What’s right matters even less, and decency matters not at all.” Adam Schiff

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A short thread on the #EspionageAct, now linked to the court-approved search warrant of former President Trump's Florida home:
The espionage act goes back more than a century to World War One — it’s a sweeping, very broad statute that’s aimed at individuals who, the government claims, undermine the government by disclosing secrets that could harm national security
The list of those who have been charged with violating the Espionage Act is long. Examples include Julius and Ethel Rosenberg — executed in the 1950s for being atomic spies
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1/Saying #EspionageAct requires intent to disclose to foreign power or injure US for conviction - the current MAGA defensive talking point - is NOT accurate.

There are multiple criminal provisions that pertain to classified info. They do not all have "spy" characteristics.
2/Ppl forget so easily #HaroldMartin, NSA "hoarder", agreed to 9 years in jail for merely unauthorized possession of classified info w/o any intent to disseminate. His mere knowledge docs were marked classified & he couldn't have them at home was enough.…
3/To be sure, some criminal statutes will have potential legal fights given they were not designed for use against POTUS, but there are clear provisions of #EspionageAct that can apply to Trump w/no allegations of "spying" or actual use against US.…
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“WE COULDN’T BELIEVE there were enough people to walk alongside them. One morning we woke up from an uneasy sleep and there was no more laughter…It mustn’t happen again. We can’t let it. We simply can’t let it happen again.”
Twilight Zone 1963 #NeverAgain
“California [will] make our own insulin at a cheaper price, close to at cost, and to make it available to all…
Because in California, we know people should not go into debt to receive life-saving medication.”
@GavinNewsom @CAgovernor #Insulin4all #Insulin
“Freedom is under attack in [Florida]… In California [we] still believe in #freedom. Freedom of speech. Freedom to choose. Freedom from hate. And the freedom to love. Don’t let them take your freedom.”
Newsom DeSantis ad #IndependenceDay2022

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Pat Cipollone: The rioters have gotten to the Capitol, Mark.

Mark Meadows: [Trump] doesn't want to do anything, Pat.

Pat: Mark, something needs to be done or people are going to die and the blood is going to be on your f—ing hands.

Liz Cheney: The night before #January6th, President* Trump instructed Mark Meadows to contact both Roger Stone and Michael Flynn regarding what would play out the next day.

#CassidyHutchinson: That’s correct. That is my understanding.

Cheney: Did Rudy Giuliani [seek a] pardon related to January 6?
Cassidy Hutchinson: He did.
LC: Did Mark Meadows ever indicate that he was interested in receiving a Presidential pardon related to #January6th?
CH: Mr Meadows did seek that pardon. Yes ma’am.
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Last Friday, home secretary @pritipatel gave her approval for the UK to send my husband, #JulianAssange, to the country that plotted his assassination. @StellaMoris1
"Patel’s decision to extradite Julian has sent shockwaves across the journalism community. The home secretary flouted calls from representatives of the Council of Europe, the OSCE, almost 2000 journalists and 300 doctors for the extradition to be halted." #FreeAssange
“Who is @mikepompeo, @CIA?”
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“That could be their vehicle to impose a NATIONWIDE BAN on abortion—on the order of the U.S. Supreme Court… They will now wield [power] however they want…to change the country however they want without restriction, and you must do what they say.”@maddow

“What makes people think that this radical conservative Supreme Court…would allow Congressional law protecting #RoeVWade? I’ll tell you the answer: THEY WON’T…as long as we let these 6 conservative theocrats control our country…”
@ElieNYC @TiffanyDCross
“[Ben Wattenberg 1987 book says] ‘60% of fetuses that are aborted every year are white. If we could keep that 60% alive, that would solve our birth dearth.’ Does that sound like racism to you? And if it doesn’t, I want to know why it doesn’t.”
Jane Elliott
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“Dr. Eastman and President* Trump launched a campaign to overturn a democratic election, an action unprecedented in American history. Their campaign was…a coup in search of a legal theory.”
Judge David Carter 3/28/22

#TrumpCoupAttempt #January6thHearings:
“I've lost my name [and] sense of security—all because a group of people…scapegoat[ed] me and my daughter Shaye, to push their lies about how the Presidential election was stolen.”
Ruby Freeman, former Georgia election worker
#LadyRuby #January6thHearings:
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“President* Trump…followed the course recommended by an apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani—to just claim he won and insist the vote counting stop. To falsely claim that everything was fraudulent… Millions of Americans believed him.”

“The Trump campaign knew these claims of voter fraud were false; yet, they continued to barrage small dollar donors, encouraging them to donate to ‘The Official Election Defense Fund.’ @January6thCmte discovered NO SUCH FUND EXISTED.”

“I said to him: ‘Are you out of your f—ing mind?’ I said, ‘I only want to hear two words coming out of your mouth from now on: ORDERLY TRANSITION.’”
White House lawyer Eric Herschmann to John Eastman 1/7/21

@AccountableGOP 🐼 #January6thCommitteeHearings:
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“I made it clear I did not agree with the idea of saying the election was stolen…which I told [Donald Trump] was bullshit… The incumbent [cannot] stay in power based on its view unsupported by specific evidence there was fraud in the election.” Bill Barr
#January6thCommittee: “Did that affect your perspective about the election when Attorney General Barr made that statement?”

Ivanka Trump: “It affected my perspective. I respect Attorney General Barr, so I accepted what he was saying.”

“Any legal jargon you hear about seditious conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy to defraud the United States — all boils down to this: January 6th was the culmination of an attempted coup.”
Bennie Thompson

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It was easier for a 13-year-old boy to buy a rifle from a private seller at a gun show than to buy beer, cigarettes, porn, and lottery tickets. (🎥:#RealSports 2014)

Gun show loopholes still exist.

Senate Republicans won’t even vote to DEBATE safety laws.
“We are at a point [where] we are going to have to mobilize a greater movement… Until the redemptive power of the love for all of our children is greater than the destructive power of the love of our guns and money, [nothing] is gonna change.”@CoryBooker

“Women and mothers have political power… We need to use our voices and our votes [to] demand change, and if our lawmakers don’t act, hold them accountable— [the] unglamorous heavy lifting of grassroots activism.”
@shannonrwatts @SymoneDSanders @MomsDemand
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“Justice Roberts has said that the Supreme Court can self regulate. That’s simply not true. We’ve got one sitting Justice whose wife has been shown to have been planning the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6.”
@MondaireJones @RepMondaire @KatiePhang
“Justice Clarence Thomas [at AEI 5/13/22] bemoaned the leak of the SCOTUS opinion that will likely overturn Roe v Wade, [claiming] that when you lose trust in an institution, it changes that institution fundamentally.”
@KatiePhang @katiephangshow #RoeVWade
“Out of 75+ scholar citations, only 4 are women. Out of 90+ judge/justice citations, 5 are women. ‘Justice’ Samuel Alito cites HIMSELF 6 times. And this [SCOTUS opinion] would effectively govern the bodies of millions.”
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“We now have the evidence to support a story of the worst presidential political crime against the union in American history.” Jamie Raskin

@RepRaskin @January6thCmte @jamie_raskin #January6th
Laurence Tribe describes what “is being bandied about as the technique that they hope to use if they get Gorsuch and Kavanaugh and Alito and Thomas on board… to take the next election regardless of who wins.”

@tribelaw @JoyAnnReid @thereidout #TheReidOut
“In America, you have the right to seek the truth and speak the truth, even if it makes people in power uncomfortable… If Russian journalists [had such freedom] would they use it in the same way? Ask yourself that question every day.”
@Trevornoah #WHCD

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1. vi voglio aiutare a capire: ieri l'Espresso ha pubblicato un cablo della diplomazia USA che mi sarei giocata la testa sarebbe uscito, tanto che 2 giorni fa volevo dirvelo:…
2. questo tipo di cablo della diplomazia USA sono uno dei classici cablo che vengono scritti dalla diplomazia USA quando si congedano dalla missione alla fine di un'amministrazione e in preparazione della successiva
3. l'Espresso dice che è 'riservato', poi però dice anche 'segreto', generando confusione: USA classificano un documento riservato ('confidential') se la sua rivelazione NON autorizzata causa DANNO alla sicurezza nazionale,lo classificano segreto ('secret') se causa GRAVE DANNO
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1.voglio chiarire una volta per tutte il presunto reato informatico di cui Julian #Assange è accusato:NON c'entra assolutamente NULLA con hackeraggio dei documenti segreti. I documenti NON sono MAI stati hackerati e manco governo USA accusa Julian #Assange di averlo fatto
2. i documenti sono stati passati a Julian #Assange da quella che è, insieme a #Snowden e alla fonte dei #PentagonPapers,Daniel Ellsberg, una delle più grandi fonti giornalistiche di tutti i tempi: Chelsea Manning. Che ha pagato con 8anni di prigione e 3 tentativi di suicidio
3. è sconcertante che dopo 10ANNI non si sia capito che i documenti segreti del governo USA per cui Julian #Assange rischia 175anni di galera NON sono frutto di hackeraggio e che manco governo USA accusa Julian #Assange di questo
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1. con tutto il rispetto per @valigiablu, che io apprezzo, questo articolo prende enorme…
2. @valigiablu scrive che amministrazione #Trump, invece di incriminarlo per spionaggio l'ha incriminato per #crimineinformatico.Magari fosse andata così: avrebbe rischiato 5 anni di galera invece di 175 anni
3. il fatto senza precedenti è che l'Amministrazione Trump ha incriminato per la prima volta nella Storia degli Stati Uniti un giornalista, Julian #Assange, proprio per violazioni dell'EspionageAct per aver ricevuto,ottenuto e rivelato documenti segreti
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1/Extraordinary letter re: insight into NSC prepub process re: #Bolton's book. Ms. Knight (& her experienced counsel) are to be applauded for taking action. Displays professionalism.

What ramifications does it have? Let's explore some key points.
2/#Bolton is being sued civilly by USGOVT for failing to comply w/contractual obligation that he abide by prepub review & receive final approval. USGOVT has pursued this path fewer than 10x in history.…
3/Court did not agree w/USGOVT that book could be blocked but said “Defendant Bolton has gambled with the national security of the United States. He has exposed his country to harm and himself to civil (and potentially criminal) liability."

Not good.…
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