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BREAKING: Barr has assigned an outside prosecutor to scrutinize the criminal case against former Trump NSA Michael Flynn.

The review is highly unusual and more evidence of political interference by Barr into the work of career DOJ prosecutors.
Barr has also installed outside prosecutors to review the handling of other politically sensitive [Trump related?] cases in the DC US Atty’s office. The team includes prosecutors from the office of US Atty Jensen, who's handling the Flynn matter.
MORE: Barr asked St. Louis US Atty Jeff Jensen to look into Flynn's FBI interview.

The inquiry began within the past month – around the time DOJ officials began pressuring Flynn prosecutors to recommend a lighter sentence than they had initially…
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🤔 What play are we watching?? AG Barr pushes back against Trump’s criticism of Justice Dept., says he won’t be bullied, and tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’…
“Barr Slams Trump’s Tweets”—the headline Barr wanted & got… to stop the bleeding at DOJ—of morale, prosecutors & integrity. I believe Barr as far as I can throw him. He’s the guy who did more to undermine Mueller & the truth about this dangerous criminal president than we know.
OTOH Keep the "Barr's Public Rebuke of Trump" headlines coming! Theater or not, Trump will hate hearing its ring in his ear. And the propagandists may jump to Trump's rescue, only deepening the sting.

So please proceed. Tweet and retweet that AG Barr has rebuked Trump publicly.
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After nearly 34 years I said goodbye to a career that I loved. It is a strange feeling to transition from decades of communicating in careful words of a diplomat to a person free to speak exclusively for myself. MANY ASK WHAT ABOUT OUR FUTURE? #maddow
What do the events of the past year mean for our country’s future?
It was an honor for me to represent the United States abroad because, like many immigrants, I have a keen understanding of what our country represents.
When #civilservants saw senior officials taking actions they considered deeply wrong in regard to the nation of #Ukraine, they refused to take part.
When Congress asked us to testify about those activities, we did not hesitate, even in face of #IMPOTUS45 efforts to silence us.
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FEB 1 #coronavirus Updates THREAD 2 .. begins below at 12,000 cases. Here was #coronavirus UPDATES THREAD 1
Began here. TWEETS 1-44
FEB 1#coronavirus UPDATES Thread 2 :
SUMMARY from Case 1 to 12,000 ... 76 yo Pan Chuntao was one of millions of Chinese who mingled, traveled and carried on with daily life during the critical period from mid-DEC to mid-JAN. PUBLIC NOT WARNED @CDC @NIH
FEB 1 #coronavirus THREAD2 3: #chinaoutbreak that 13,957 has killed at 304 people in China, spread to more than 20 countries, disrupted the global economy and left 55 million people in China’s #Hubei province under #quarantine lockdown @AMSA_News TY @FirstMainDesign #maddow
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NEW: During an August meeting in Madrid, Rudy Giuliani urged Zelensky aide Andriy Yermak not to fire Giuliani's longtime client, Kyiv Mayor Klitschko, whose re-election campaign was headed by Manafort associate Sam Patten and bankrolled by Firtash.
Klitschko, a Poroshenko ally, was on the verge of being fired from an appointed post by Zelensky. Giuliani pressured Zelensky's aide to retain him, and, a month later, chastised Zelensky on twitter re the same.

Ultimately, Zelensky did not fire Klitschko.
2015: Firtash associate Lyovochkin hires Manafort crony Patten to run Klitschko's election campaign, which Firtash financed and Giuliani advised.
2016: Manafort passes Trump polling data to Lyovochkin, who funnels money into Trump's inaugural thru Patten.
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BREAKING: Lamar Alexander won't vote to hear witnesses or see documents in the Senate #ImpeachmentTrial, #Maddow reports.

@LamarAlexander's hero was Howard Baker. You sir, sadly, are no Howard Baker.
@LamarAlexander 🚨Republican @SenAlexander uses Dershowitz's 👑argument to justify no witnesses, acknowledging Trump did it all: "There is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the US Constitution’s high bar for an impeachable offense."
@LamarAlexander @SenAlexander There it is >> Republican Lamar Alexander is OK with a sham impeachment trial w/o witnesses b/c he prefers a lawless criminal in the White House to a Democrat. And he's a "swing" Republican! Shame on him and the rest of these fools lucky enough never to have lived under dictators
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📖 🧨 Bolton’s Knives Out for Giuliani & Trump >> Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Bogus Investigations, Rudy wanted to get rid of Yovanovitch for his own clients, Bolton says in explosive new book. 🍿…
Stunning deception & bad faith from Trump's lawyers, arguing before the Chief Justice, the Senate & the public to exclude witnesses, knowing—for weeks—that Bolton testimony crushes Trump defense. They're aiding obstruction & asking Senators to do the same! Bolton must testify now
Trump told Bolton he wanted to freeze aid til Ukraine investigated Biden & Crowdstrike—both bogus. Bolton is a direct fact witness to the QPQ. AND proves corruption & burden sharing were pretexts. WH had Bolton manuscript, so WH lawyers knowingly lied to Senate. #ImpeachmentTrial
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Yikes! I'm beginning to think the people around Trump are ok w/ his mobster character & threats b/c they're pretty thuggish themselves.

Case in point: Mike Pompeo. If I were @NPRKelly, I'd feel threatened by his intimidating outburst about Ukraine, in a private State Dept room.
@NPRKelly 🚨US Secy of State, folks: "Pompeo shouted his displeasure at being questioned about Ukraine. He used repeated expletives, according to Kelly, and asked,

'Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?'

He then said, 'People will hear about this.'"… #Maddow
@NPRKelly Everyone is Trump. Pompeo flips his indecency w/ a reporter onto her—adding personal & professional smears. He tries discrediting @NPRKelly report by claiming she's part of an "unhinged" conspiratorial "media agenda." And never actually denies his outrageous remark about Ukraine.
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BREAKING >> "Take her out": Recording appears to capture Trump at private dinner in Apr 2018, speaking about Amb. Marie Yovanovitch to a small group that included Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman –– backing up the narrative Parnas described to @Maddow.
via @ABC
@maddow @ABC BUSTED >> “Get rid of her! Get her out tomorrow. I don't care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. Okay? Do it,” a voice that appears to be Trump’s says on the recording in a conversation with Parnas and Fruman, who Trump has repeatedly claimed not to know.
@maddow @ABC Reporting from Nov 2019: During an intimate Apr 2018 dinner in the exclusive Trump Townhouse suite at Trump’s DC hotel, Parnas and Fruman told Trump that Yovanovitch was unfriendly to his interests and Trump reacted strongly, saying he wanted her fired.
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NEW: Washington Post owner @JeffBezos's phone was hacked by Saudi crown prince MBS. Trump's National Enquirer pals then published Bezos’s private texts.

Investigation shows that Bezos was targeted 5 months before Khashoggi's murder.
by @skirchy #Maddow
@JeffBezos @skirchy Jeff Bezos's phone was “hacked” after receiving a WhatsApp message from MBS's personal account. The message is believed to have included a malicious file that infiltrated the phone. Large amounts of data were exfiltrated from Bezos’s phone within hours.
@JeffBezos @skirchy In 2018, MBS obtained new cyber warfare tools: “Once a phone is infected...full access to victim’s texts, photos–”
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JUST IN: New documents from Lev Parnas include screenshots of text messages to Trump donor and GOP congressional candidate Robert Hyde from a Belgian country-code number, which detail Yovanovitch's movements in Ukraine.
by @jeremyherb @mkraju #Maddow
@jeremyherb @mkraju In a series of texts, the Belgian number tells Hyde, "She is still not moving they check today again," shortly adding, "It's confirmed we have a person inside." Hyde then forwarded the info Parnas.

It wasn't a just "drunken joke" as Hyde claimed.
@jeremyherb @mkraju NEWS: The Belgian phone number which texted Robert Hyde info on Yovanovitch's movement belongs to Anthony de Caluwe.

Reached by email, de Caluwe confirmed to @NBCNews that Hyde had indeed asked him for information about Yovanovitch's whereabouts.
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Parnas to #Maddow on Bill Barr: If you look at Trump in 2017, he wasn't that powerful. He got more powerful when he got Barr. I'm more afraid of DOJ/Barr than these criminals –– they can lock you in a room and treat you like some animal...
Parnas to #Maddow: Rick Perry called Rudy Giuliani on his way to Zelensky’s inauguration in May and asked what message to convey. Rudy told him that Ukraine needed to announce an investigation into Joe Biden

Perry called Rudy after the inauguration and said Zelensky would do it.
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Donald Trump's night so far:

- Lev Parnas goes on #Maddow and destroys Trump, Pence, Rudy, Barr, everyone
- Trump must be crapping himself right now
- Lev confirms #PenceKnew
- "President Pelosi" is trending
- Trump is going to prison
- It's still only 10:15pm
Lev Parnas just buried Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Rudy Giuliani, Bill Barr and more…
Lev Parnas just pretty much forced John Bolton’s testimony to happen…
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Beginning of @maddow & set up for the Lev Parnas appearance tonight with Rachel Maddow.
Trump knew exactly what was going on

The Lev Parnas appearance tonight with Rachel Maddow
Trump knew @RudyGiuliani and Lev Parnas were pressing Ukraine to publicly announce an "investigation" in to Joe Biden ... it was never about corruption ... it was all to hurt Biden & help Trump

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THREAD: Lev Parnas interview on #Maddow:

Trump Lied.

Lev had one on one convos alone with Trump.

Lev was with Rudy when he spoke to Trump. Trump would yell through the phone.

"It was all about Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Rudy had a thing about Manafort and the black ledger."
Lev says he was Giuliani's client, and working for @Potus via Rudy.

Lev would go to Ukraine officials and say: "I'm here on behalf of Rudy Giuliani and the @Potus.

For Ukraine, more important than the aid, was the WH visit.

Announcement of the investigation was key.... [pause]
@POTUS ...if Zalenksy didn't announce the Biden(s) investigation, VP would not come to the inauguration.

Pence's trip was canceled, b/c no announcement commitment.

Everybod was in the loop, including Pence. Pence went to Poland to discuss this with Zelensky.

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🔥#Parnas just corroborated David Holmes’ #impeachment testimony, saying #Trump talked so loudly, Parnas could hear him on calls w/ Rudy #Giuliani. Parnas tells #Maddow he was present “lots of times” when Rudy spoke by phone w/Trump—who “knew everything” about their #Ukraine work
#Parnas says #Pence had to know of #Ukraine pressure campaign. He says Trump sent Pence to meet Zelensky in Poland, using a hurricane as an excuse not to go himself, mad that Zelensky still hadn’t given in to his pressure. So Trump bailed on WW2 ceremony to further the pressure‼️
#Parnas tells #Maddow that Attorney General #BARR was "basically on the team" with #Giuliani and Victoria #Toensing & Joe #DiGenova (lawyers for #Firtash, indicted Ukrainian oligarch linked to #Russian organized crime).
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Lev Parnas is certainly no dummy. #Maddow
The real reason Lev Parnas is blowing up Donald Trump…
Adam Schiff reveals the House has more up its sleeve against Donald Trump…
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BREAKING: Lev Parnas to @maddow:

“President Trump knew exactly what was going on. He was aware of all my movements. I wouldn't do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani, or the president."…
@maddow MORE: Lev Parnas to @maddow:

“Why would President Zelensky’s inner circle, Minister Avakov, or President Poroshenko meet with me? Who am I? They were told to meet with me. That's the secret they're trying to keep. I was on the ground doing their work.”
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A very happy Putin makes surprise visit to Damascus to meet Syria’s butcher Assad. They don’t look too worried about the aftermath of Soleimani assassination. Rare to see so many smiling Kremlin officials. Trump’s disasters always seem to work out best for Russia.
🤔If #Soleimani was in Damascus planning attacks—imminent or not—on the US, does anyone believe Putin wouldn't know about it?
🤔And that call to Trump re terrorism on Dec 29, about the time Trump changed his mind, stunning Pentagon officials.
…So many questions…
#inners #maddow
Seems weird that Putin left Russia on Russian Orthodox Christmas to meet with Assad in Damascus. Whatever he's up to in Syria, he made sure to have some propaganda photo-ops showing what a good Christian he is, visiting a Greek Orthodox Church. (Why's Assad lighting candles too?)
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In the five days prior to launching a strike that killed Soleimani, Trump roamed the halls of Mar-a-Lago, dropping hints to pals and club-goers [!!] that something huge was coming, a “big” response to Iran –– but not a word to key lawmakers and US…
“Trump’s gossipy whispers regarding a ‘big’ response in Iraq foreshadowed what was to come ... Mar-a-Lago guests received more warning about Thursday’s attack than Senate staff did.”

So yeah, Trump's idiot spawn, Eric, knew in advance.
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“After meeting privately in July 2017 with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Trump grew more insistent that Ukraine worked to defeat him”…
“Putin told me”—Trump told a fmr senior WH official he knew Ukraine was the real culprit.

🤔Didn’t Trump also tell Lavrov in the OO he knew #Russia interfered?? So yes, Putin influences Trump, but Trump’s not duped imo. It’s a win-win for both to clear Russia (and a US betrayal)
Of course Putin's influence over Trump & their parallel propaganda have long been evident (THREADs ⬇). After all, Trump's 2016 campaign & Russia's info warfare echoed & amplified each other. The pattern never stopped; disinformation about Ukraine & Biden just the latest.
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I'm sorry look at the Smirk of Lisa Page when #Maddow says the eve of impeachment of the President of The United States. Looks like bias to me...
"We the Democratic people of this country are not going to let it happen."

I mean it's just common sense. Obvi, you guys. Page and Stzrok are just

"like-minded, thoughtful, sensible people who were not going to vote this person into office"

Maddow Lisa Page
You know who else was worried about "access" to methods and practices? Evelyn Farkad
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BREAKING: Supreme Court will take up Trump’s broad claims of protection from investigation.

SCOTUS's decision to get involved represents a historic moment that will test the justices and the Constitution’s separation-of-powers design.
by @scotusreporter…
@scotusreporter The Supreme Court’s ruling, expected by June, could finally release info Trump has desperately tried to hide. Or the justices could rule that Trump’s financial affairs are not legitimate subjects of inquiry so long as he remains in office.
@scotusreporter "The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether Trump can block the release of his financial records. The case will test the independence of the court, which is dominated by Republican appointees, including two named by Trump."

We can read the writing on
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