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145 CEOs Send Senate Fake Numbers With Demand For Red Flag Laws And Background Checks lidblog.com/145-ceos/ via @yidwithlid
@yidwithlid The executives from companies including Walmart, Yelp, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Levi Strauss and Company, Uber, and more warned the upper chamber that the country needs stronger background checks, and red flag laws to prevent “gun violence.
@yidwithlid What the corporate executives above and the liberals who are pushing red flag laws don’t tell you is that they destroy our rights “endowed by our creator.”
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Ten reasons why you should oppose #RedFlagLaws, a brief thread.

1) #RedFlagLaws are an inversion of “innocent until proven guilty.” The standard of evidence is low and while state laws vary, many different people, not just family, can report you.
2) You don't have to be in the room (and advance notice isn't required) for the petition to be granted meaning you must wait to defend yourself. Most laws provide no penalty for abuse and no state law allows for civil cause of action against false accusers.
3) Time varies as to how long until respondents can have their day in court. A study conducted on Indiana's law, which said 14 day wait, revealed that the average wait was 9 months. Rights delayed are rights denied.
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#REDFLAG: Yet another stark reminder...

We must flip BOTH the Senate and the White House.
#FLAG: Which GOP Senate seats are you focused on flipping?

Which Dem Senate seats are you focused on defending?

Remember, we must #FlipItBlue AND #KeepItBlue to #FlipTheSenate!

#REMEMBER: Trump is cynically "saving" Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's SCOTUS seat.

"I'm saving her for Ginsburg."

She is anti-choice, anti-Roe v. Wade, and against everything RBG spent her life fighting for.

We must #FlipTheSenate.
axios.com/supreme-court-…
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"#RedFlag" laws can be used to both seize the property of a citizen convicted of no crime & preempt their rights of self protection.
Hence procedural rights of the "accused" should exceed even those afforded in Miranda and the State burdened with "proof beyond reasonable doubt"
This includes the right of a person accused under a "#RedFlag" law to be "provided counsel if they cannot afford counsel", the right to request a trial by a jury of their peers and most importantly the right to face their accusers and have them cross examined in an open court.
Further, any Federal "#RedFlag" laws should mandate that perjury in testimony that could have denied a citizen their civil right of self protection will be considered an aggravating circumstance and remove any DoJ privilege to assert "prosecutorial discretion" in these felonies.
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Joseph Oberhansley is accused of breaking into the Jeffersonville home of his ex-girlfriend, Tammy Jo Blanton, 46, in September 2014 and then raping her and fatally stabbing her, before eating parts of her body – including her brain. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7…
wow...

At the time of the murder, Oberhansley was free on parole for fatally gunning down his girlfriend Sabrina Elder, 17, in a drug-fueled jealous rage in 1998. Oberhansley is pictured in March 2015 during a court appearance
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FLASHBACK [2015]: Hillary shrugs off suggestion she 'wiped' her server clean with the snarky response: 'What? With a cloth or something?'

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3…
#LockHerUp
[2015] Americans don't care about my emails - they 'never' ask me about them, claims Clinton as she descends on the Iowa State Fair dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3…
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1. I proposed the perspective that Trump could be using the #RedFlag laws as a means to start checking out the other influencers of mental illness that leads to shootings. #Q agrees...there are REASONS behind shooters and they need to be investigated.

2. Law enforcement should investigate the therapists. That's quite the leap, isn't it? When everybody is about blaming guns, a true and sensible voice enters the room.

A good research project would be to discover just how many external influences were reported by the shooters.
3. This is where the #RedFlag law discussion would truly get results. Start mandating certain criteria be met by therapists and that each patient be given a dependable and trustworthy evaluation process. Insist on recorded sessions and documentation of findings.
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You know what's intellectually lazy? Using the same tired arguments after every mass shooting.

We need to find a way to address gun violence so we don't have 49 people get shot up for enjoying their lives. And still preserve the Second Amendment. 1/
People are equating #RedFlag laws to banning guns. And they're just NOT the same thing. 2/
I'm going to start building on the idea, and share my own experience with firearms INCLUDING a time when an armed robber pointed his gun at ME! 3/
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@YouTube An apartment building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan has been home for years to young models, girlfriends, pilots, and lawyers associated with multimillionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. businessinsider.com/the-nyc-buildi…
@YouTube Israeli Politician Ehud Barak Often Crashed at Epstein Apartment Building, Neighbors Say thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstei…
@YouTube Victoria’s Secret Executive Leaves as Company Distances Itself From Epstein nytimes.com/2019/08/05/bus…
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#WATCH: Mueller warns...Russia continues to attack our elections "AS WE SIT HERE."

Q: "Did you think that this was a single attempt...or did you find evidence to suggest [Russia will] try to do this again?"

MUELLER: "It wasn't a single attempt. They're doing it as we sit here."
#FLAG: Mueller fears that accepting #ElectionInterference is the "new normal."

Q: "Have we established...[that any candidate] aware of a hostile foreign power trying to influence an election has no duty to report?"

MUELLER: "I hope this is not the new normal, but I fear it is."
#REDFLAG: The NRCC, the committee to elect Republicans in the House, REFUSED to pledge not to accept/use hacked materials in 2020.

It wasn't a part of ANY coverage today, despite Mueller's warnings about #ElectionInterference and fear of the "new normal."
thedailybeast.com/rep-tom-emmers…
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#REDFLAG: The case to KILL the #ACA by the Trump Administration and 20 Republican AGs will proceed on 7/9.

Oral arguments will be heard by a panel in the 5th Circuit.

In Dec, a judge in TX ruled that the ACA is now unconstitutional (b/c the GOP repealed the individual mandate).
#REDFLAG: The Trump DOJ is now arguing that Congress and Dem State AGs CAN'T DEFEND the #ACA in court.

After refusing to defend the #ACA as 20 Republican AGs try to kill it...the Trump Administration is trying to block Democrats from defending it instead.
#FFS: One on the arguments Trump's DOJ is using to block Dem State AGs from defending the ACA...

...is by claiming that even if it's struck down in the red states suing, doesn't mean that it'd be struck down nationwide.

That's not how FEDERAL laws work.
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#REDFLAG: After a setback in the Supreme Court, Trump asks his lawyers if he can DELAY THE CENSUS

The census is constitutionally-mandated to begin in April 2020, under Article I, Section 2.

Trump is asking if he can IGNORE the Constitution b/c he doesn't like a SCOTUS decision.
#RELATED: The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump Administration's proposal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census...for now.

It would've led to a severe undercount, which would've rigged elections and resources in favor of white Republicans.
#HUGEWIN: The Trump Administration will begin printing the 2020 Census WITHOUT the citizenship question.

After missing their deadline, some feared Trump may actually try to defy the Constitution and the law.

This is an incredible victory for democracy!

nytimes.com/2019/07/02/us/…
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#REDFLAG: You probably have heard...

Banker Stephen Calk has been indicted for approving $16 MILLION in loans to Paul Manafort...in exchange for a spot in the Trump Administration.

HOWEVER...there are a couple of KEY POINTS many seem to be missing...
#REDFLAG: Stephen Calk isn't just a banker who approved loans for Manafort for a job.

As of August 2016, he was ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN'S Council of Economic Advisors.

Every headline is missing the point...ANOTHER TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADVISOR was just indicted.
#REDFLAG: Manafort wasn't on the Trump team when he promised Stephen Calk an interview.

So, Manafort emailed JARED KUSHNER to ask him to consider Calk for a “major appointment.’’

On Nov. 30th, Kushner wrote back: “ON IT!”

...AKA "Transition Official-1."
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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#REDFLAG: Hear me out. It's important.

We're FUNDAMENTALLY talking about Barr and Mueller in the wrong way.

According to the Special Counsel rules, in basic terms, the Attorney General MUST notify Congress if he ever disagreed, overruled, or blocked the Special Counsel.

[1/2]
#IMO: Barr violated DOJ rules by failing to disclose he OVERRULED Mueller.

In his first letter, Barr told Congress "there were no such instances" where he disagreed, overruled, or blocked Mueller.

But, his decision to exonerate Trump, when Mueller would not, is just that. [2/2]
#RELATED: While the Special Counsel rules mandate that Barr notifies Congress if he interferes w/ the investigation...

...those rules DON'T apply for the 14 investigations Mueller handed-off.

They could be impeded and Barr wouldn't have to tell anyone.
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#REDALERT: The 6 Democrats invited by DOJ to view a less-redacted version of the #MuellerReport have DECLINED the offer.

I initially agreed with this, as it could strengthen the subpoena fight.

HOWEVER, if DOJ moves forward...then ONLY REPUBLICANS will see that version on Tues.
#REDFLAG: People like McCarthy, Nunes, Jordan, and Burr...will be able to mischaracterize what's redacted, while Dems won't be able to push back.

They'll also be able to WARN Trump...AND the people under ongoing investigation what it says.

Potentially jeopardizing those cases.
#REDFLAG: These Republicans would also be able to tell Trump which U.S. Attorney's Offices are handling each of the 14 redacted investigations.

Trump and his allies could target the investigators and/or replace them.

#NOTE: Barr has no duty to report if those cases are impeded.
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#REDFLAG: In Feb, after Trump was forced to reopen the government for 3 weeks, following the 35 day #TrumpShutdown...

...a bipartisan committee hashed out an immigration funding compromise to avoid another one.

But...WHERE. DID. THE. MONEY. GO?

[THREAD]
nytimes.com/2019/02/14/us/…
#ATTN: The bipartisan deal included:

🔹 $1.375B — 55 miles of New Fencing.
🔹 $524.2M — Ports of Entry + 600 New Border Agents.
🔹 $415M — Humanitarian Aid at Border.

AND...

🔹 $563.4M — for Immigration Courts, (incl. $59M for) 75 NEW JUDGES.
🔹 $527M — Aid to Central America.
#FLAG: Congress JUST passed funding for 75 new Immigration Judges, largely to hear asylum claims.

Today, AG Bill Barr boasted about DOJ's progress...PRIOR to this year.

Yet, he's requesting $72M to hire 100 new judges in FY2020.

But...WHERE DID THE MONEY GO FROM THE LAST DEAL?
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Violence Against Women Act #VAWA
1994

“expanded juridical tools to combat #violence against #women #VAW & provide protection to women who had suffered violent abuses”

Title IV
Violent Crime Control & Law Enforcement Act

domestic
dating
assault
stalking
britannica.com/event/Violence…
“In recognition of the severity of the #crimes associated with domestic violence, sexual #assault & #stalking, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (#VAWA 1994) as part of the Violent Crime Control & Law Enforcement Act of 1994 …”

#VAW
“… The 1994 bill was a watershed, marking the first comprehensive federal legislative package designed to end #violence against #women.” #VAW

Violence Against Women Act #VAWA
“afford full faith & credit to orders of protection”
legalmomentum.org/history-vawa

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UPDATE on the Indivisible Network account!🚨

I will lay out the following info: false claims of non profit status, FEC status, where their various donation buttons lead, the criminal background of the treasurer & their possible motives. THREAD #opsec #SCAM #SundayMotivation
Per FEC filings, this org is Turlock, CA: goo.gl/4h71uH

The State of California Franchise Tax Board has downloadable lists of Exempt Organizations.

Indivisible Network PAC isn't listed.

They are *NOT* a non profit.

DO NOT DONATE TO THEM. ftb.ca.gov/businesses/Exe…
Per the FEC & OpenSecrets, the Indivisible Network PAC received 0 donations for the 2018 election cycle: goo.gl/i7ybtj

If they are getting donations, they aren't telling anyone how much, or what it's being spent on. #campaign #DarkMoney
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#NEW: Rick Gates told Mueller that he and Manafort shared Trump Campaign Polling Data in 2016 w/ Konstantin Kilimnik, who has ties to Russian Intelligence.

In new unsealed court docs, it was revealed that Gates was at least one source for the revelation.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
#BREAKING: In new court filing, it was revealed that Konstantin Kilimnik...WAS IN DC FOR THE INAUGURATION.

The Manafort and Gates associate, with ties to Russian Intelligence, met with Manafort about the "Russia-Ukraine peace plan."

#REDFLAG: In court transcripts, Andrew Weissman, senior Mueller prosecutor, suggested Konstantin Kilimnik's relationship w/ Manafort & Gates...TIES DIRECTLY TO #CONSPIRACY/COLLUSION.

“This goes...very much to the heart of what the [SCO] is investigating.”
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Climbing out from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

🇦🇺 Royal Australian Air Force
E7 Wedgetail
A30-002 ASY251

jetphotos.com/photo/9030146
Off the California coast, heading to Nellis AFB

🇦🇺 RAAF E737 A30-002 ASY251
Inbound Nellis AFB #RedFlag 👇
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Fire damages Fox News, C-SPAN, MSNBC studios in Washington, D.C. hill.cm/JJCnRs6
???
#electricalfire
DEEP STATE ATTACK??
#SMEARCAMPAIGN?
#FoxNews
#FireInDC
Fire damages C-SPAN, FOX, MSNBC studios in DC... Developing... bit.ly/2sFoNOt
Update Box Alarm 400 North Capitol St NW. #DCsBravest have extinguished an electrical fire in an 8th floor TV studio. No injuries reported.,Working on smoke removal.
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It looks like Another False Flag will be today ,do to #Q1125 for today. #BloodMoonSunday #RedFlag #FalseFlag
Predicton
@DevinNunes will be on @MariaBartiromo Today. Will be talking about #Cohen Wait till it comes up. @fedupwarriorq17 @madmandave1011 @neXgenAnon #QClock #ItsHappening
Q clock post 1125
FBI burning the midnight oil
(Pelosi left the country)
What was just released to Nunes
( watch Maria Bariroma if Nunes in news you know whats up)
Warning? (Fake news on Cohen again)
Telegraph? (trump tweets)
Its Happening
Q
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#BREAKING: TRUMP DIRECTED COHEN TO LIE TO CONGRESS.

He told Cohen to give FALSE testimony about building a Trump Tower Moscow, aka the Moscow Project.

There's a reason Mueller had Cohen plead guilty to THIS crime.

It's #WitnessTampering + #Obstruction.
buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonl…
#WATCH: Barr said a President suborning perjury would be #Obstruction.

Q: "A president persuading a person to commit perjury would be obstruction. Is that right?"

Barr: "Yes."

Q: "...a president...convincing a witness to change testimony would be obstruction...?"

Barr: "Yes."
#REDFLAG: Mueller's Office takes the rare step of PUSHING BACK on Buzzfeed News' reporting.

They seem to dispute the "description" and "characterization" of corroborating documents and testimony in the article.

But not necessarily the central premise...

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#UPDATE: Trump announced he was withdrawing troops from Syria, on the same day that the Treasury Dept announced they were lifting sanctions off of Oleg Deripaska's companies.

We can be pretty sure BOTH were discussed in Helsinki.

#WhatHappenedInHelsinki?
#BREAKING: “Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations w/Putin, including...taking possession of his interpreter’s notes and instructing him not to discuss what had transpired w/other officials”

#WhatHappenedInHelsinki
washingtonpost.com/world/national…
#REDFLAG: "U.S. officials said there is NO DETAILED RECORD, even in classified files, of Trump's face-to-face interactions with Putin at FIVE locations over the past two years. Such a gap would be unusual in any presidency..."

#WhatHappenedInHelsinki?

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