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So much of #Watergate didn’t become public for years, often decades, later. Thanks to @vermontgmg’s new history, we have a number of examples. Here are a few: 1/x
Reporter Carl Bernstein had a tip a special grand jury had taken a secret straw poll on whether the president was guilty. Prosecutors weren’t aware of it, denied it, one called publisher Katharine Graham to warn her off it. But it happened, we found out 7 years later. 2/x
New Vice President was chatting with a @Newsweek reporter when the reporter told him Nixon couldn’t survive the scandal—“and you’re going to be president.”
Ford responded: “You’re probably right.”
But the conversation remained off the record until 2007. 3/x
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Querétaro sin impunidad

Ojalá se dijera lo mismo de la federación dónde Gertz se pasa la ley por el asterisco y dónde desde Palacio Nacional se cubre la corrupción de #JoseRamonLopezBeltran13.
#Asesinos son aquellos que dejan sin quimioterapias a niños.

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Llama la atención la "oportuna" tragedia hasta @CarlosLoret habla de algo diferente a las corruptelas de Gertz o la obvia impunidad de #JoseRamonLopezBeltran12 ¿o ya va en el #JoseRamonLopezBeltran13?

Un partido que realmente a nadie le importaba.

2/10
Se vuelve trascendente en cuestión de segundos a ras de cancha.

Dos equipos que tienen la importancia de un costal de tezontle (Dixit @Donvix)
Una horda de trolles prestos a crucificar a un gobernador panista @makugo.

Un estado que comparado con Zacatecas, no pasa nada.

3/10
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#THREAD | ¿Qué está ocurriendo con @HillaryClinton? ¿Cómo hizo su campaña para acceder a los servidores de la Casa Blanca y crear una conspiración contra Donald Trump? ¿Y por qué se cree que este será el mayor escandalo político del presente siglo, incluso peor que #Watergate? ⤵️
Según una investigación del abogado especial del Departamento de Justicia, John #Durham, la campaña de @HillaryClinton pagó para infiltrarse en los servidores de la Casa Blanca con el propósito de crear un vínculo inexistente entre Trump y el Gobierno de Vladimir Putin.

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Los abogados de la campaña de @HillaryClinton pagaron a una empresa llamada “Tech Executive 1”, con el propósito de infiltrarse en la campaña de #Trump, crear una narrativa de injerencia rusa, y alterar el curso de las elecciones presidenciales del 2016.

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So more potential criminality around the #BigLie. Forged elector certificates favoring Trump over Biden from multiple states from the 2020 elections. We have long past blown by a #Watergate level conspiracy in my opinion.
Here's a very good thread from @the_peetape covering this topic, kicking off with a segment on Rachel @Maddow last night. The #BigLie is turning into a giant blackhole that is going to suck alot of people into the clutches of criminal prosecution.
What is especially interesting about these forged electors documents is not just the people who signed them ... but also the ones that declined to at the last minute. Now why did well known Trump activist CJ Pearson decide not to do this? #BigLie cc @the_peetape @visionsurreal
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1/ #Jan6thCommittee votes to hold @MarkMeadows in contempt. This is the right decision, but commentators saying that Meadows has a stronger case for ExecPriv than Bannon are wrong. Both have ZERO basis for claiming privilege. Here's why - and it's worth reading the full thread.
2/ There are many reasons why neither Bannon or Meadows has a legitimate ExecPriv claim. 1st, ExecPriv only covers convesations with the president about the job of the president. Planning a coup and overturning the results of an election are not part of the job of any president.
3/ That alone ends the issue, but there's more. 2nd, SCOTUS' #Watergate decision giving my team President Nixon's tapes also made clear that even where conversations are about policy and privileged, ExecPriv gives way to overriding national interests like those involved here.
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Documents MAJEURS pour l'étude de la fin de la présidence #Trump et son viol des normes admises de fonctionnement de la #démocratie US que ces courriels de pression sur le ministère de la Justice pour faire invalider l'élection de #Biden en décembre 2020...oversight.house.gov/sites/democrat…
2. On y apprend donc pêle-mêle que #Trump, ayant à peine nommé l'intérimaire Rosen comme ministre de la Justice à la place de #Barr, lui fait parvenir le 14 décembre des documents fantaisistes et démentis par la justice sur des fraudes imaginaires au #Michigan...
3...on y apprend aussi que #Trump et son entourage voulaient que le ministère de la Justice dépose un recours auprès de la #CourSuprême fin décembre pour faire annuler le scrutin dans 6 Etats et convoquer une élection spéciale...
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My dear #auspol I have been saying it for years but no one listened for here is a thread on fascism highlighting exactly how #ScoVid Morrison’s govt ticks all the boxes.... 1/15
Characteristics of Fascism #1 #auspol

POWERFUL & CONTINUING NATIONALISM

- lots of flags
- uses terms like real Australians
- speaks endlessly of Australian values
- constantly on sporting fields with Australian athletes
- talks often of protecting Australians
Characteristics of Fascism #2 #auspol

DISDAIN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

- anti LBGTIQ
- asylum seeker human rights abuse
- Biloela family
- tries to deflect from Aust war crimes
- African gang rhetoric
- Indigenous gap
- no indigenous recognition
- attacked human rights commissioner
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Who is Sylvia Burwell? Gates Foundation President; moved to government post as Secretary of HHS thru Obama.
en.m.wikipedia.org › wiki
Sylvia Mathews Burwell - Wikipedia
Connections:
Worked for Clinton ("helped form NEC"), (Jay) Rockefeller campaign, PRESIDENT of the Global Development Program for BM Gates Foundation, Harvard, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar)... ImageImageImageImage
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8. Searingly honest and revelatory account of the a good journalist’s internal voices on a story like this, and the external constraints on publication. I RELATED BIG TIME.

Superb, Tory. I would have made the same decision as you for the same reason, until she’ ready let it be.
9. Succinct summary of investigation state of play by @osbornep

10. Backgrounder thread by @CroweDM on the NSW Police statement closing its investigation.
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IDK how many feel as I do that the Morrison lead government will not bring out #Budget2021
For all thinking people it appears the we are now in an undeclared Federal election campaign
The impact of the Opposition`s attack on all of Morrison`s failures
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has finally cut through
Media cannot find positives to promote this LNP government any further
A further eroding of the Democratic process in shutting down debate in #HoR question time cannot be defended by the #MSM, nor can it be glossed over
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Also, the impact of the new US Biden admin with it`s #NetZeroBy2050 & return to the #ParisAgreement will see Morrison not only further sidelined by global powers it will see him totally isolated in #ClimateChangeDenialism

The impact on reducing #covidstimulus
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MERRY RORTMAS-82 "NO LONGER BE HEARDS"
A final xmas edition of "Democracy the LNP way".
Save the tax payers some money, put a talking doll in parliament with "No Longer Be Heard" on repeat.
#ScottyFromMarketing #Auspol
#ScottyFromPhotoOps #FederalICAC #LNPCrimeFamily
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The abuse of Standing Order 80 is limiting Parliament to on represent the 51% of people who voted for the #LNPCrimeFamily
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When Standing Order 80 was created, there were no time limits on MP's speaking. PM Deakin acknowledged the potential for misuse & stated "It should rarely, if ever used and never for partisan purposes". Clearly he couldn't have imagine this corrupt government #LNPCorruption
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1. I’m ready to report on what is likely to be the final day of the Julian #Assange extradition hearing. Yesterday we heard shocking revelations by a former #UCGlobal employee who’s currently a protected witness:#UCGlobal boss discussed with *American friends* plans to poison JA
2. Hearing will restart at 11.30 am London-time
3. as we wait for the Julian #Assange extradition hearing restarting, I just want to reply to people asking me: as a journalist who visited JA in the embassy many times, had you noticed anything disquieting happening? Yes, I had
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Quelques remarques sur les institutions US à propos d'1 nomination d'1 nouvelle juge à la #CourSuprême par #Trump à la place de #RuthBaderGinsburg, dont le cours semble s'accélérer grâce à la connivence- qui ne fait plus guère de doute du Sénat républicain.thehill.com/homenews/senat…
2) Quoiqu'il advienne le 3 novembre, ce dernier épisode #CourSuprême de la présidence #Trump, qui vient après celui de #Kavanaugh et s'ajoute à l'échec total du procès en #impeachment, aura confirmé 2 faits majeurs dans l'équilibre institutionnel US...
3) D'1 part, au Congrès, le Sénat a 1 primauté complète sur la Chambre dont l'importance apparaît de plus en plus comme purement symbolique. Le Sénat, par son pouvoir de confirmation des juges fédéraux, des ministres et de destitution éventuelle d'1 président, est primordial...
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Now that I’ve read through some of the #Woodward #Rage stories, here is my take:

· None of this will change any minds. For those that hate #PresidentTrump, this reinforces it. For those that love the President, this won’t change that. 1/13
· As far as #COVID and downplaying the virus when you read the reports it sounds bad, but when you listen to the audio, I understand the idea of not creating a panic. 2/13
· No one, including the scientists, knew what they were dealing with, hence the reason it’s novel, & there is still a lot to be learned of the virus. 3/13
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Voilà 1 révélation qui peut avoir un fort impact parce que #Trump a été enregistré par Woodward, le journaliste icône du #Watergate. Difficile pour lui de justifier d'avoir délibérément minimisé en février-mars la mortalité de la #COVIDー19 alors qu'il la connaissait. A suivre.
2) D'ores et déjà l'1 des bouleversements de la présidence #Trump, que cette dynamique inversée de la relation du politique à la presse. En la disqualifiant par avance, Trump a considérablement augmenté le "niveau"de preuve nécessaire pour contraindre le politique à rendre compte
3) #Trump aura démontré la force ravageuse de cet argument du populisme radical: en délégitimant 1 presse assimilée aux élites échappant au contrôle du peuple, Trump s'est prémuni de presque tout dévoilement factuel défavorable qui pourra vite être classé comme attaque politique
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#Independents & #progressives who aren't sure they're going to #VoteBiden should spend 20 mins finding out what's really at stake from 3 top (former) #Republican strategists. Their answer is EVERYTHING. /thread
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@SteveSchmidtSES 1>#Republicans have no platform. Literally. They are officially a cult of personality.

2>#RNC made lawless use of the people's house, the most powerful symbol of the state. Trump's in effect saying he IS the state, he IS the law.
Schmidt: 3>Trump campaign & #RNC know using the #WhiteHouse & WH staffers for the convention is illegal & did it anyway. Trump doesn't just demand loyalty. He demands his staff break the law as proof that HE is the law. "The light's gone from flashing yellow to flashing red."
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🧵 ladies and gentlemen, presenting #CoalGate:

(yet another) case study into the "questionable" integrity of @AngusTaylorMP🤥.

yesterday #CaymanAngus tabled an instrument formalising a $3.6m grant to brisbane-based #ShineEnergy.

…and the whole saga is dodgy AF.

THREAD…
in sep 2016 colourful queenslander #AshleyDodd establishes #ShineEnergy with ambitions to make waves in the renewables sector.

at the time his website said “as a traditional owner company which understands the natural economy, the RE sector is a natural fit for Shine Energy”.
shine shopped around an idea for a “solar production model” where someone (gov’t?) would pay for a solar farm, and shine would get to keep half. 🤷‍♂️
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*Sizzling* new #Watergate documents show taxpayers & rivers were ripped off.
Kudos to @Senator_Patrick for epic FoI battle.

After 2 year cover up, only explanations left are incompetence or wrongdoing by @DeptAgNews under @Barnaby_Joyce. THREAD.
Taxpayers paid @AngusTaylorMP's former co $80m for dubious water in Condamine Balonne valley. It seemed outrageous at the time, esp when the co announced a $52m profit on the deal.
@MaryanneSlatte1 & I showed, the dpt had haggled the price *up*.
tai.org.au/content/thats-…
The price of $2,745/ML and profit have never been disputed, but Department told the Senate “This price was consistent with the market valuation,” along with some other selective quotes and misrepresentations:
(Question 197 here: aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_…) Image
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Australian Government Corruption Scandals
#RubyPrincess & @PeterDutton_MP Thread: 1/17
Australian Government Corruption Scandals
#NCCC & Neville Power @FortescueNews 2/17
Australian Government Corruption Scandals
#SportsRorts & @senbmckenzie 3/17
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The #SCOTUS held in #Trump v. Vance that Article II and the #SupremacyClause do not categorically preclude,
or require a heightened standard for, the issuance of a state criminal
subpoena to a sitting #President. #scotusToons
See the oral argument:
" In 1807, John Marshall... granted Burr’s motion for a subpoena duces tecum directed at President Jefferson...
...In rejecting the prosecution’s argument that a #President was not subject to such a subpoena, Marshall held that a President does not “stand exempt” from the #SixthAmendment’s guarantee that the accused have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses for their defense. "
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A 5 mois de la présidentielle US, le sortant D. #Trump est convaincu- il l'écrit,pas moi- d'avoir été espionné par #Obama en 2016, de subir 1 future fraude électorale et d'être victime d'1 complot des réseaux sociaux qu'il veut faire fermer. Comment envisager 1 élection"normale"?
2) Ca fait 1h que le président des #EtatsUnis D. #Trump est réveillé et il a déjà déclaré vouloir fermer les réseaux sociaux, empêcher le vote par correspondance source de fraude et dénoncé de façon 1 #Obamagate d'espionnage par son prédécesseur plus grave que le Watergate...
3)... la 1ère question est déjà formelle. Où s'arrête D.#Trump? Parce qu'accuser l'ex-président Obama d'espionnage est aussi mettre en cause son VP Biden et nier sa légitimité à le concurrencer en novembre prochain. Et pour l'instant, il n'apporte rien. Aucune preuve.
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