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The @FBI General Counsel @DanaBoente has proven to be a key player in the Trump Admin.

Few, however, are aware of the many crucial positions he has held—and why he may have held them. (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/dana-boentes-m…
During President Trump’s first 2 years in office, Boente served as the Acting #AttorneyGeneral, Acting Deputy Attorney General, Acting Head of @TheJusticeDept's #NationalSecurity Division, and currently serves as the @FBI’s General Counsel.
To more fully understand Boente’s role, we need to go back to Jan. 13, 2017, when President @BarackObama issued a last-minute #ExecutiveOrder that altered the line of succession within #DOJ.
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Question for folks -- especially attorneys practicing in #Illinois and #CookCounty -- regarding the news that charges have been dropped in the Jussie Smollett case:
What should we make of the fact that Smollett agreed to forfeit his bond to the city of Chicago? 1/x
I'm getting this information from the @washingtonpost story washingtonpost.com/arts-entertain… and here are the relevant snippets from the story: /2
Some quick Googling tells people will sometimes forfeit their bond in order to cover court costs and fees. And it is possible that the state or the county have crazy fees associated with just getting charged with a crime (@Beth_Colgan has informed my on that issue) 3/x
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#Breaking: Just in ) Reports of a Gunman on the loose in Rockford, #Illinois as cops rush to scene and public told to stay away.
#Update: Just in - #Police are responding to a reported shooting at a hotel in #Rockford, #Illinois. Video Credit: @KristenZambo
#Update: Just in - Rockford PD’s SWAT vehicle has arrived at the hotel in #Rockford, #Illinois. Video Credit: @KristenZambo
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🔥🌊#DEMOCRATS Serving in State Legislatures🌊🔥

Please read this thread to see why you MUST not vote for any constitutional convention resolutions!

🐺No subject is safe, including left wing causes that all #Democrats favor. You are being duped w/ these resolutions (links 👇).
🐺Language used by Wolf PAC is meant to tempt Democrats, but Constitutional Conventions are extremely dangerous to anyone whose last name isn’t KOCH.

Please don't open Pandora's Box.

#UnKochAmerica
#NoConCon4Anything
ℹ Language now used in Resolutions used to lure #Democrats include:

🐺Free & Fair Elections
🐺Repeal Citizens United
🐺Election Integrity
🐺Limits on Political Contributions & Expenditures
🐺“Limited” Convention

Why are all calls for Constitutional Conventions dangerous?
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🏆In the astonishingly corrupt world of politics in Washington today, it is important to acknowledge people that do the right thing no matter the consequences. I think we should acknowledge the 58 members of the 115th Congress who did the right thing.

#ImpeachTrump
🥇These members of the 115th Congress didn’t think about the political ramifications, their reputations or the timing; they just voted honorably not to table the measure to impeach a prez who is clearly not abiding by the law or representing our country the way it deserves to be.
🏆Most of these members of the 115th Congress are still in Congress, but some are Governors or in new positions. One member, Louise Slaughter D-NY, sadly died in 2018. More on her later.
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For all those @NRA lobbyists downplaying the tragedy in #Illinois and resisting expanding a system that has blocked over 3.5 million gun sales to felons, domestic abusers, and other people who aren’t allowed to have guns under existing law, please consider the #facts.
The gunman who killed five people in his workplace after he was fired never should have been able to buy a gun. He was a felon, and as such, a legally prohibited gun purchaser.

Illinois FOID based on conviction records from within the PAST FIVE YEARS - in this case, the aggravated assault in Mississippi in the 90s.

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(1/8) For all those exploiting the tragedy in #Illinois and insisting that expanding a broken and ineffective background check system will prevent criminals from accessing guns. Please consider the #facts.
(2/8) In 1995, the shooter was convicted of a felony prohibiting him from owning a firearm. #facts
(3/8) In January of 2014, the prohibited shooter was issued a firearms license (Firearm Owner’s Identification Card - FOID) by the state of #Illinois. #facts
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BREAKING: #Illinois Drops #InterstateCrosscheck Voter Purge Program — But Our Lawsuit Continues! gregpalast.com/illinois-drops… #StopTheSteal
The @RevJJackson and I are co-plaintiffs in a lawsuit against #Illinois over the use of #Crosscheck. The action would require the state to reveal the reasons for the removal of each of 550,000 voters purged from the Illinois voter rolls in 2017. gregpalast.com/greg-palast-an…
While I applaud #Illinois dropping this ugly, racist purge program, we will not rest until the thousands of voters wrongly removed have had their rights restored. Support our work by making a tax-deductible donation: palastinvestigativefund.org/?StopTheStealA… #StopTheSteal #StopCrossCheck
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06/01/2019 - 78 years ago today, the longest-serving #UnitedStates #President, #Franklin D. #Roosevelt (#FDR) addressed the 77th #Congress with his "#Four #Freedoms" speech with the intent to shift #US #foreign #policy from that of #neutrality to #interventionist.
#FDR promoted the idea that the people of the world, in all nations, shared entitlement to four freedoms: that of the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want and the freedom from fear.
#FDR is arguably one of the most 'successful' #US Presidents. Some would argue that on the basis of his numerous social policies such as 'the New Deal'. Others, however, would argue that his role during the second world war was more prevalent to his success & everlasting legacy.
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WTW?? Had a Republican went loco like this Democrat the liberal MSM would blame our president. But they are crickets. This is just wrong and evil. I pray she doesn’t have children. #StephanieeKifowit #Illinois
This is reprehensible and again because her own party or the MSM aren’t calling her out they are complicit.
This radical behavior is tearing our country apart.
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THREAD: Here’s every race in 2018 #Midterms where you can vote for weed legalization or against some old asshole blocking legalization. And oh yeah, help save democracy.
In #Michigan, Proposal 18-1 would legalize cannabis including flowers, concentrates and edibles. Plus you can grow 12 plants at home! freep.com/story/opinion/…
In #Missouri, three competing legalization measures are on the ballot. Measure 2 is backed by local grassroots activists. The other two are pretty sketchy. My colleagues at @Leafly break it down in detail. leafly.com/news/politics/…
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Multiple fatalities and additional casualties amid an active shooter situation in or near Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue. pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/10/27/hea…
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Greg Palast Says He Hasn't Seen #VoterSuppression Like This In 18 Years crooksandliars.com/2018/10/greg-p…
Via @susiemadrak for @crooksandliars Cc. @amjoyshow @JoyAnnReid
Are you a victim of #ThePurge? If you live in #Colorado, #Georgia, #Illinois, #Indiana, #Nevada or #Nebraska, you can find out at: GregPalast.com
To learn more about the lawsuit we filed against #Georgia Secretary of State, and Purgin' General, #BrianKemp visit: gregpalast.com/we-sued-brian-…
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Over the past week we've put the voter purge lists from 4 states online. Since then, we've had over 100,000 people visit our website to see if their voter registrations have been cancelled—and tens of thousands who were able to re-register because of it.
Are you a victim of #ThePurge?

591,000 voters in #Georgia purged: gregpalast.com/have-you-been-…

554,000 voters in #Illinois purged: gregpalast.com/illinois-voter…

469,000 voters in #Indiana purged: gregpalast.com/indiana-caught…

90,000 voters in #LasVegas & #Reno purged: gregpalast.com/90000-purged-i…
Our searchable online purge databases were created as a public service by the Palast Investigative Fund, a non-partisan, not-for-profit 501c3 foundation. Please support our work by making a tax-deductible donation: palastinvestigativefund.org/?StopTheStealA…
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BREAKING: Are YOU one of the 550,000 voters on the #Illinois Purge List?
Check NOW. You have until Sunday, Oct 21 to register online. gregpalast.com/illinois-voter…
Check if you're one of the 550,000 #Illinois voters that have been purged from the rolls here: gregpalast.com/illinois-purge…
If you're on the #Illinois purge list you have until Sunday, Oct 21 to register online: ova.elections.il.gov
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#MondayMotivation
What do Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah & Washington have in common?

#VoterRegistration deadlines on 10/8 & 10/9 🚨
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#Arizona
Your ABSOLUTE DEADLINE to register to vote in the #2018Midterms is Tuesday, October 9th! 🚨

You can't vote if you're not registered! If you are registered, check for purges. They happen.
#RegisterNow #BlueWave

azsos.gov/elections/voti…
#Arkansas

Your ABSOLUTE DEADLINE to register to vote in the #2018Midterms is Tuesday, October 9th! 🚨

You can't vote if you're not registered! If you are registered, check for purges. They happen.

#VoteBlue #IPledgeToVote
sos.arkansas.gov/elections
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React from an #Illinois congressman of Puerto Rican heritage who has been deeply involved in the #HurricaneMaria effort:
The @GOP leader in the House, @SpeakerRyan, not exactly coming to the defense of @POTUS on this one:
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1.Yesterday Pyotr Levashov pleaded guilty, he operated the Kelihos botnet, guilty of intentional damage to protected computer, conspiracy, wire fraud,identity theft, involved in hacking of 2016 elections

#Levashov #Trump #TrumpRussiaConspiracy #Putin

reuters.com/article/us-usa…
2.Levashov´s wife has told #RussiaToday that her husband’s arrest was due to his involvement in a “computer virus” that was “linked to #Trump’s win

#Levashov #Trump #TrumpRussiaConspiracy #Putin

buzzfeednews.com/article/sheera… … …
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Immigration & Customs Enforcement—more commonly known as ICE, is a law enforcement agency of the federal government of the U.S. tasked to enforce the immigration laws of the United States & to investigate criminal and terrorist activity of foreign nationals residing in the U.S.
ℹ️ICE has two primary components: Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). It is an agency under the jurisdiction of Homeland Security and was established in 2003 following the 9/11 tragedy.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Immi…
ICE was designed to keep us safe from terrorists—for instance, the terrorists who took over the planes on 9/11 were living undetected in the U.S. for over a year.

Pls read this thoroughly before commenting. The Trump administration has corrupted this agency to do horrific acts.
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#WednesdayWisdom
While we are all working to importantly save this country by electing Democrats to #FlipTheHouse and #FlipTheSenate in November-

Electing Democratic state governors is extremely important, too. They can be an important line of defense at the state level. 1/6
State governors can:
✅Help #SaveTheACA
✅Help save and expand #Medicare
✅Protect #NetNeutrality
✅Protect the environment and deal with #climatechange
✅Help end #Gerrymandering and voter suppression.
✅Enact #GunSense legislation.
✅Protect abortion rights.
And more. 2/6
Here are governors' seats we need to hold or are competitive to flip. Please follow, donate, add them to your RT lists, & if you are local, get involved with their campaigns on the ground. Candidates all through primary elections.
#Arizona @dg4az
#Colorodo @jaredpolis 3/6
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141. A la hora del montoneo fashionista jashtaguero, resulta que todos son fulanita o fulanito; hasta el perro son. Pero cuando toca revisar el nivel de responsabilidad personal en el crimen de la #PederastiaEclesiástica, no hay quien se apunte con el #TodosSomosCómplices
143. #Bergoglio da consejos de qué hacer con un hijo homosexual; sin embargo este "Padre espiritual" está atiborrado de hijos espirituales homosexuales -curas-, a los que les solapa sus abusos en contra de seminaristas:

Todo está claro en el enlace del tuit 135 de este hilo.
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