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⭕️ Un momento histórico: #DonaldTrump se presentó en la Corte de #Manhattan para que le sean leídos los cargos que un Gran Jurado ha formulado en su contra. Se trata del primer ex presidente de #EstadosUnidos en ser acusado de un crimen. (1/10) 🧵👇
🔹El fiscal del Distrito Sur de #NuevaYork, Alvin Bragg, prepara un caso vinculado al pago que hizo un operador de #Trump, #MichaelCohen, para silenciar a la actriz de cine para adultos, #StormyDaniels. (2/10)
🔹Ankush Khadori, ex fiscal del Departamento de Justicia, argumenta que la cruzada judicial contra #Trump “utiliza una teoría legal altamente inusual basada en hechos altamente inusuales”. (3/10)
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#TrumpIsCompromised All the details: for 30 years #Trump has been compromised financially and personally. Thread 👇
#TrumpIsCompromised thread. 3. #Kavanaugh's appointment and 30 years of back to Russia and Ukraine (USSR, ahem) with the Federalist Society, Fellowship Foundation, The National Breakfast Prayer, Russian Orthodox Church, and Chabad involvement
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#Barr Used #DOJ Against Writer

#Trump’s Justice Department and Personal Lawyer Threatened Melania’s BFF Over Tell-All, Documents show

#StephanieWinstonWolkoff played a key role in planning the 2017 inauguration and is now assisting a federal probe

On July 15, the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division at the #DOJ, Ethan P. Davis, joined the ultimately failed efforts—or their perceived version of such a book—from ever hitting shelves, citing the gratuitous services agreement to #Wolkoff’s attorney.

#Barr has Abused his powers to BLOCK other BOOKS deemed negative to the president, or his family.

#MaryTrump, the president’s niece
#JohnBolton, Trump’s former NSA and a well-known foreign-policy hawk
#MichaelCohen, Trump’s former longtime “fixer” and lawyer

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Please amplify this short thread so media and Dem leadership see it. Can’t look at #Ukraine as a one-off. Trump has basically reduced the US Government to a family business with loyal kleptocrats. Giuliani not the only problem. Kushner too is freelancing against US interests 1/
#WhistleblowerComplaint says Ukraine is not first instance of hiding communications. We already know the Saudi interactions kept US embassy officials out of the loop and even used MBS’ security instead of ours. No ears to listen. What’sApp for texts 2/
Crime bosses use family to (usually) protect each other. Fixers like #Giuliani and #MichaelCohen play roles. But if you want to corrupt the entire government apparatus, you need apparatchiks who will play along. These people might not get confirmed. Voilà - “acting” appointees 3/
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#Giuliani's 20 years ties with Russian and Ukrainian organized crime, top officials and secret services (all three are a conglomerate in Putin's mafia state). It didn't start now. See more in this thread. #impeachment #TrumpImpeachment #UkraineScandal
#Trump's 30 years of ties with Russian organized crime, top officials and secret services (same, see above). #impeachment #ImpeachmentHearings #ImpeachTrumpNow ☝️👇
#Kavanaugh's appointment and 30 years of back to Russia and Ukraine (USSR, ahem) with the Federalist Society, Fellowship Foundation, The National Breakfast Prayer, Russian Orthodox Church, and Chabad involvement
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OK, let's cut through the noise on impeachment.

First, let's state the obvious:

Donald Trump's entire presidency is an impeachable offense, an affront to basic human values, an insult to common sense and common decency, a threat to the rule of law.

The #MuellerReport found multiple instances where Trump obstructed—or attempted to obstruct—justice.

He has violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution by using the office to enrich himself and his family.

He coddles dictators while alienating allies.

Trump has repeatedly undermined the First Amendment (which he's sworn to defend) by inciting violence against the free press and calling them "enemies of the people."

His party has launched an unconstitutional assault on women’s reproductive rights and health.
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#RobertMueller will be testifying before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on July 17.

Here are some crucial questions that should be asked when he testifies (Thread 👇). | Article by Jeff Carlson @themarketswork…
1) Did #AttorneyGeneral Barr in any way misrepresent your 448-page report?

#Mueller failed to identify the grand jury info in the #MuellerReport. Barr noted that “it immediately meant that you know it was going to be a period of weeks before we could get the report out.”
2) Who actually wrote Volume I and Volume II of the #MuellerReport?

At this point, it isn’t known with certainty if #Mueller had any hand in writing the report directly, or if he simply served in an oversight capacity.
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News Analysis 🔎| The #MuellerReport appears to have been carefully worded by lawyers working under former #SpecialCounsel #RobertMueller, and perhaps #Mueller himself, in a manner designed to inflict political damage on President Donald Trump.

Thread 👇…
What makes these examples particularly notable is that access to the underlying material used in the #MuellerReport is extremely limited.

In instances where information is publicly available, they highlight inconsistencies, raising concerns that the report may be hiding more.
1) #Mueller's Selective Editing of Voicemail
Compare the quote in the #MuellerReport (img 1) to the full quote (img 2).

“…they changed the tenor and the contents of that conversation with [@GenFlynn lawyer] Robert Kelner.”

Read full report:…
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It stuns me that people purporting to be Democrats or "resisters" are still devoting their time to attacking @RepAOC. This is such a blatant embrace of GOP talking points. If you don't like change, you're in the wrong party. And if you can't Google the work she's done, be quiet.
If you claim to support @SpeakerPelosi, then assume she knew what she was doing when she put @RepAOC on major committees. Here's an example of AOC's skilled takedowns on the House floor:

Here's @RepAOC as the youngest person in House history to chair the House at Pelosi's behest:

AOC becomes the Speaker of the House — momentarily…
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News Analysis 🔎 | The author of the #SteeleDossier told a @StateDept official that his client wanted allegations against Trump out before elections, and claimed #Russia had an agent planted in @DNC.

(Thread 👇)…
A recently released @StateDept memo revealed that #SteeleDossier author #ChristopherSteele met with Kathleen Kavalec, then-deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs, on Oct. 11, 2016—10 days prior to the @FBI obtaining a #FISA warrant on Carter Page.
Noted in a May 10 letter by Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC to @SecPompeo & IG #Horowitz: “Ms. Kavalec’s contacts with Steele may have been the most significant and memorialized communications with him by a U.S. government official prior to the issuance of the Carter Page FISA warrant.”
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Burden of Proof: a practical primer. I'm getting hecka tired of Trumpsters looking to #exonerate #Trump because the #MuellerReport didn't indict him of #collusion, #conspiracy, or #campaignfinanceviolations. This isn't a binary choice, there are levels, and Trump IS NOT at 0.
Some Evidence: The lowest level, a single piece of evidence that collusion or conspiracy occurred, though it can be explained away by other means but points the undisclosed meeting with Russian officials for example.
Reasonable Indications: Considering how the motivations and circumstances line up with the presented evidence though each could be explained away by other facts. Trump's long standing interest in a #TrumpTower in #Moscow and whispers of the existence of #Russian #Compromat.
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Days since @RepCummings promised accountability for #MichaelCohen’s lies: 34
Days since @RepCummings promised accountability for #MichaelCohen’s lies: 35
Days since @RepCummings promised accountability for #MichaelCohen’s lies: 36
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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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#BREAKING: @HouseJudiciary Committee kicks off investigation into Trump for obstruction, corruption & abuses of power w/ 1st document requests to 81 individuals & entities—a who’s who of RussiaGate—Peter Smith estate, Cambridge Analytica, Fabrizio, Calamari; NRA, Hicks, Reince…
@HouseJudiciary .@HouseJudiciary's massive doc requests can't even keep up with Trump's growing abuses of power. Add Gary Cohn to the 81. Trump pressed him to block ATT/Warner merger—to hurt CNN for critical reporting. Cancer grows if not removed. Impeachment inquiry is warranted & long overdue.
🛎 Ding Ding Ding 🛎 What are we up to, 83? Add Giuliani to @HouseJudiciary list of 81 document requests to individuals and entities inquiring into Trump’s abuse of power, corruption and obstruction of justice. #MichaelCohen #Pardon @RepJerryNadler #maddow
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#BREAKING @RepAdamSchiff: House Intel Cmte had a very productive interview with #MichaelCohen today in closed session. We were able to drill down in great detail. He’ll be back on March 6. March 14 will be open interview with Felix Sater on Trump Tower Moscow.
Trump at his desk thinking about what dictator he could possibly meet with in March 🤔😂
🔥CNN: Did you learn anything new from #MichaelCohen’s testimony today?
🔥@ericswalwell: Oh boy, that would be an understatement. It was very valuable. And he’s been asked to bring back documents to corroborate.
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Unbelievable. Republican lapdogs @RepMarkMeadows and @Jim_Jordan start the Michael Cohen hearing by trying to adjourn! Meadows complained his statement was submitted “too late.” Then slammed CNN for getting a copy, as if some conspiracy. All outlets got it. Wow, they’re desperate
Ridiculous GOP JIm Jordan: “The Democrats don’t care. Michael Cohen is their patsy. They’re listening to Tom Steyer. Remember how this started: Clinton—Fake Dossier—“ and a string of right-wing propaganda buzzwords. Trump minions are so sad Congress isn’t controlled by FoxNews!
Michael Cohen's written statement was stunning when I read it last night. Hearing him say it out loud is even more stunning. Trump knew about Wikileaks! He knew Roger Stone was conspiring w/ America's enemies. He encouraged Russia's operation against a US election! Jaw-dropping!!
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#TrumpRussia #ImpeachTrump

#MichaelCohen will testify that #DonaldTrump knew #RogerStone talked with #WikiLeaks about stolen email release:
July 6 2016, WikiLeaks emails the GRU in order to release stolen Hillary Clinton documents before Democratic National Convention. The objective is to create dischord between Bernie Sanders supporters, and Hillary Clinton supporters.
July 14 2016, Guccifer 2.0 gives WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, information for accessing emails stolen by the GRU.
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<Thread> on some of the most legally significant revelations in #MichaelCohen's Opening Statement for #TrumpRussia investigation.

The biggest bombshell of all? See #6 below, coupled with #10.
1. Cohen says Trump indirectly, implicitly told/encouraged Cohen to lie to Congress about Russia deal.👇

Lesson one: a lot more truth/validation to that Buzzfeed report.

Lesson two: even encouraging (not just directing) Cohen to lie would be illegal:…
2. Top former prosecutors, experts in this article👇analyze the criminal law if Trump encouraged Cohen to lie to Congress.

(@harrylitman @renato_mariotti @BarbMcQuade @Mimirocah1 @d_a_sklansky @JoyceWhiteVance @alexgwhiting @AndyMcCanse)…
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Think: Tax Crimes

WSJ: “Cohen intends to show the panel a signed check...Trump signed some of the checks reimbursing Mr Cohen, which Mr Cohen began receiving after Trump took office”

Let’s put that in context.

Read this by @BDGesq fmr DOJ Tax Division:…
In conjunction with the @BDGesq article, here’s a great explainer of the tax crime implications of hush money payments to #MichaelCohen:

By former Supervisory Special Agent IRS Criminal Investigations…
To put an exclamation point on the tax crime implications of hush money payments to #MichaelCohen:

1. These include NY State crimes.

2. NY State Attorney General @TishJames is not bound by DOJ opinion that prevents federal prosecutors from indicting a sitting president.
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😳Meanwhile😲Florida Republican representative @MattGaetz prepares for tomorrow's Michael Cohen Congressional testimony by openly threatening the witness.

Pro-Trump propagandists treat public hearings like another FoxNews show. Just another opportunity to spin, distort, smear💩
Think how desperate Trump propagandists like Florida congressman Matt Gaetz must be to be tweeting out textbook obstruction of justice threats to witness Michael Cohen. It's as if Republicans know their power in Congress and the White House is illegitimate and about to be exposed
lol Like most propagandists, Matt Gaetz uses the First Amendment to license abuse of power. I don't think courts see obstruction of justice & witness tampering as just "marketplace of ideas." Lawyers get disbarred for threats like his to Michael Cohen. And from a congressman‼️
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#TrumpJr called #HowardLorber--In Nov1996, Howard Lorber and Ben LeBow brought Trump to Moscow to discuss plans for a tobacco factory, Trump Organization and the city of Moscow with the Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov. Also, #MichaelCohen's brother worked for Lorber's Douglass Elliman.
Despite of the apparent financial crisis, during the week of November 6, 1996, Trump negotiated $300 million investments in Moscow. Introduced by Lerber and LeBow, he met with two of Moscow's vice mayors, including Vladimir Resin, the vice mayor in charge of construction and
"one of the key people in charge of attracting foreign invest to the Moscow real estate market." The city was "very receptive" to the idea of Trump's developments in Moscow.…
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Liberty U CIO John Gauger created software to rig Online Polls for Donald Trump, & created the @WomenForCohen twitter account that posted, "Love to see good #Christian people on board the #TrumpTrain #Liberty #Trump2016”:…
"Freeping"; Stacking polls by direct persons online to the poll:
The Alt-Right, and the practice of freeping polls before #Election2016:

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THREAD: Trying to make sense of the breaking news on #MuellerProbe: @BuzzFeedNews report broke significant news implicating #Trump directly in possible crimes: "statements" from sources fall into 2 categories: 1) lying to Congress; 2) knowledge of Cohen work on #TrumpTowerMoscow
#MuellerTeam, in an highly unusual move, put out a statement saying "specific statements" in the @BuzzFeedNews story were "On perjury:directed #MichaelCohen to lie to Senate; On trip to #Russia during election,not accurate"
The "statements" in @BuzzFeedNews story on #TrumpTowerMoscow: On #Trump told Cohen to "make it happen"; had 10 face-2-face mtgs abt it w Trump; Cohen gave detailed updates to Ivanka & Don Jr, who said they weren't really involved; Lawyers close to admin helped Cohen w testimony
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This goes back to the Trump Tower meeting and links back to FinCen!
Thanks to @thechiiium, here's a big thread with lots of research on Ziff

Well, THIS is interesting. A former Och Ziff hedge fund manager that was indicted for fraud is named...... #MichaelCohen
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