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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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#FLAG: I've heard some people I respect — including @MatthewMiller and @FrankFigliuzzi1 — suggest that Nadler should cancel Barr's scheduled hearing before his committee on May 2nd,

The argument is that he's not worth hearing from anymore.

I disagree. Here a few reasons why...
1. The impending hearing puts pressure on Barr, as Dems subpoena the evidence + unredacted report.

Every statement/appearance has been a disaster for him, even causing Mueller's team to speak out. IMO, it all ultimately forced him to release a less redacted report than expected.
2. There are important questions left to ask:

- Will the 12 referred investigations go on unimpeded?

- Why did he overrule/lie about Mueller's intention to leave obstruction to Congress?

- Outstanding Wikileaks questions.

- Has he assembled a team to investigate the #Oranges?
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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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El 2019 empezô con proyecto chulo. En enero a Ruanda. Misiôn puntual. Vacunas en tiempo record.
Papeles listos..
Estaba preparada.
Ilusionadîsima.
Pero... A las 12:05 en punto
ME CAÎ.
Y como va para largo... Abro hilo. #miVidaconlapiernapocha
#Diariodeunaaprendizdeempàtica
Ya en el suelo retorciéndome, se me fue la duda: adiôs viaje, proyectos e liusiones: sabîa que la faena era gorda...
No voy a contar los detalles médicos, no es el propôsito de este hilo.
Si que os cuento que la recuperaciôn va a ser larga y tediosa , asî que he decidido compartir mi experiencia en clave de Humor, de Amor y de Fe.
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#BREAKING: THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL, DON MCGAHN, HAS COOPERATED EXTENSIVELY W/ MUELLER'S OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE INVESTIGATION.

He has detailed the most damning episodes in at least 3 voluntary interviews that have totaled 30 hours over the past 9 months.
nytimes.com/2018/08/18/us/…
#FLAG: McGahn has disclosed details surrounding...

- The firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
- Trump's obsession with putting a loyalist in charge.
- Trump's repeated urging of Sessions to claim oversight of the investigation.
- Trump's attempts to fire Mueller himself.
#FLAG: MCGAHN AND HIS LAWYER COOPERATED...BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT TRUMP WAS GOING TO SET HIM UP AS "THE FALL GUY."

They were suspicious when Trump didn't protest letting him be interviewed...

So McGahn cooperated extensively to cover to demonstrate that McGahn did nothing wrong.
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Meanwhile, JOINT MILITARY EXERCISES with our allies in South Korea were "too expensive."

They act as a deterrent to North Korea, China and Russia, and are essential to ensure preparedness with our allies should Kim Jong Un launch an attack.

They would cost $14M...
#REMINDER: The Trump Administration's position on the suspension of joint military exercises with South Korea was CONDITIONAL.

The annual August exercises were suspended...AS LONG AS North Korea acted in "GOOD FAITH" in working towards denuclearization.
washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-ca…
#FLAG: U.S. Officials, from the Military Intelligence Agency in the Pentagon to the Secretary of State, have ACKNOWLEDGED...

North Korea is ACCELERATING their nuclear program, continuing missiles production, and hiding assets from the U.S..

Good faith?
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#TRUTHBOMB: You've heard it a million times.

"There was No Collusion except with the Democrats and Russia!"

It's an often-repeated right-wing counter-narrative pointing to the FusionGPS commissioned #SteeleDossier.

Here's why they're full of it and how to counter it.

[THREAD]
#FLAG: Trump defenders say if it's illegal to get "opposition research" from a foreign national...

...then the Democrats are guilty of it, because they commissioned Christopher Steele, a former British spy and UK national, to gather intel that became the #SteeleDossier.

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#FLAG: Let's look at the specific law...

52 USC 30121 - It's illegal to solicit, accept, or receive a contribution (opposition research) or donation of money or other thing of value from a foreign national in connection with an election.

But the fact is. STEELE WAS PAID.

[3/7]
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#TRUTHBOMB: NO ONE IS TO BLAME FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE SPECIAL COUNSEL...BUT TRUMP HIMSELF.

The following thread is a TIMELINE featuring some of Trump's actions that directly led to the appointment of a Special Counsel.
May 3 - Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

He refuses to answer if there’s any evidence of collusion. This triggers Trump's fury and his decision to fire Comey.

nytimes.com/2017/05/03/us/…
May 6 - Trump and Stephen Miller draft a letter to fire Comey at his golf club in NJ.

The first line in this original letter mentions the Russia investigation, as the reason for his firing. The letter is never sent.

Mueller has that original draft...

nytimes.com/2017/09/01/us/…
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