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Thanks to Mayor de Blasio

His awfulness on coronavirus allows us to show that criticism of political leaders is about failures to keep us safe—not about political parties.

The latest by this Democratic mayor is an indictment of him.

#CountryOverParty

mediaite.com/news/bill-de-b…
2. In case you haven’t been paying close attention to de Blasio’s mishandling of COVID-19. Here’s some more reading:

nytimes.com/2020/03/16/nyr…
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Powerful letter.

From: 60 former federal prosecutors, all alumni of US Attorney's Office for DC

To: Acting head of the office Tim Shea

RE: Political interference of Barr, Trump; need to assert independence

(@hsu_spencer reporting)
washingtonpost.com/local/legal-is…
2. The "letter was drafted independently by assistants to former U.S. attorneys Earl J. Silbert—an appointee of Richard Nixon ... and Thomas A. Flannery, another Nixon appointee..."

#CountryOverParty
3. Former prosecutors to Tim Shea:

Barr and Trump's actions "have created the perception that political interest has been married to substantive prosecutorial decisions at the highest level, and that the Office no longer is able, nor can it be trusted, to act independently."👇
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I'm a registered Independent. I used to be a Republican. I used to believe that people were inherently good, and that government was the last thing anyone needed in their lives. /1
We want to trust that corporations, people, government... they'll just do the right thing. We want to believe that there's an innate moral compass that guides all decisions, pushing everyone toward some ultimate common good. /2
Each party has their version of achieving this goal outwardly. Republicans want morality to come from society, the individual to make something of themselves, the communities to hold each other up, the companies to be the epicenter of progress. /3
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As voters, we must demand the highest standards from the leaders who we ourselves helped elect. We must take back the power of our individual voices.

bit.ly/39ZCts8

#impeachment #impeachmenttrial #MWEG #fullandfair #fullandfairtrial #beawitness #countryoverparty
We are Republicans. We are Democrats. We are Independents and the unaffiliated. Our combined voices represent the majority of American voters, and we are frustrated by politicians who weaponize our two-party system as a means to consolidate and maintain political power.
Hyperpartisanship makes enemies of fellow citizens and insulates leaders from the natural and legal consequences of their actions. When this happens, we all lose. bit.ly/2s9n1Zo
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Guys. Listen up. 🐮 I’m on a flimsy soapbox. 🐮You’ve got 4 of the most experienced GOP operatives wanting to help you elect Democrats. There’s no catch. They’ve been standing up to Trump for years. They’ve missed opportunities to earn some nice wages from GOP candidates1/3
They’re good at this. They want to elect Dems. They want to burn Trumpism to the ground and salt the earth. They’re not sitting around lecturing. They’ve got professional reputations on the line. (Pledging sacred honor?) 🐮2/3
There’s no catch. They’re principled, know how to win elections. Some day, we’re going to need another party. They don’t want the party of Trump. Let’s join hands and take America back! In a few years we can go back to arguing about taxes. I vouch for them.#CountryOverParty 3/X
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It's astonishing to me that these 23 GOP House Republicans are slated to vote against impeachment on Wednesday, despite the fact that they are leaving the House after the next election.

Hard to believe that most of these Reps aren't leaving because of Trump's strong-arm tactics.
🇺🇸 Why not #DoTheRightThing and vote to impeach Trump before he does more damage to our country?

Why not?

You're leaving!

Trump cannot touch you anymore.

If you or your family are being threatened, get protection now.

#CountryOverParty
🔎 Remember, when this is all over, everyone will find out what's really going on.

🔍 Vote the way you want to be remembered for your public service; NOT the way Trump wants you to vote.

#DoTheRightThing
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Thread!!!!

This vote splitting garbage has me LIVID.

I will vote for the person with the greatest chance of beating the Con. Period.

As for all the Singh purists, I am beyond up. Know why? Keep reading.../1
#elxn43 #CountryOverParty #ABC
I started this election season truly supporting Mr. Singh. I saw a man who was passionate, articulate, charismatic. Turns out I was conned by an opportunist put in place by the NDP. They saw those traits & exploit them to save their dying party, regardless of 0 experience../2
At 1st I thought Mr Singh was very upfront & relatable. Turns out he went to an expensive private school in the states & is currently worth over $4 million. Meanwhile, he stayed silent while Scheer was attacked for misrepresenting his socioeconomic status.
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#elxn43
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EXACTLY....

I am so sick of people saying they can't vote Liberal over electoral reform!!!

1) it could not be done unilaterally
2) NDPP & Green broke THEIR word
3) Cons stated day 1 they would not allow reform to pass

Bigger picture, folks.
#elxn43 #CountryOverParty
NDP and Greens joined with the Conservatives in 2016 to insist that a referendum was necessary 
#elxn43 #CountryOverParty
#FactsMatter #BigPicture
thetyee.ca/Opinion/2019/0…
Right from the START Cons have viewed to block legislation
#CountryOverParty #elxn43
The Conservative Party is vowing to use any means necessary, including a Senate blockade, to keep the Liberal government from forcing through electoral-reform legislation
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If your NDP, GREEN candidate CAN'T WIN THEIR RIDING -- VOTE LIBERAL

Many sites can show you who the best strategic vote is ie votewell.ca

Unless you are a wealthy straight white Christian male you WILL be negatively affected by a Con govt
#elxn43 #CountryOverParty
A thread on Andrew Scheer's Statement of Life (2017) where he lays out his ideas about women's health, dying with dignity, LGBTQ, etc #elxn43 #CountryOverParty
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A need for #CountryOverParty time.

Elected Republicans strongly rebuked President Trump when he rhetorically said (to @GStephanopoulos) that he'd take dirt from foreign power.

Now we know Pres. Trump actually tried to do it.

From NYT on June 13, 2019 👇
nytimes.com/2019/06/13/us/…
@GStephanopoulos “If a public official is approached by a foreign government offering anything of value, the answer is no — whether it be money, opposition research,” said @LindseyGrahamSC who said he spoke with Mr. Trump on Thursday about the matter.

NYT, June 13, 2019
@GStephanopoulos @LindseyGrahamSC “I wouldn’t do it,” said Republican Senator @SenJoniErnst of Iowa. “I wouldn’t accept material like that.”

When a reporter noted that Mr. Trump said politicians do it all the time, she added firmly: “No, we don’t. Let’s stop there. No we don’t.”

NYT, June 13, 2019
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Steve Scalise and Kevin McCarthy are cowards - and are openly defending Trump's Machiavellianism.

#CountryOverParty #ImpeachTrumpNow #Resist #SpeakTruthToPower @GeauxScalise @kevinomccarthy
1/ Machiavellianism in psychology refers to a personality trait which sees a person so focused on their own interests they will manipulate, deceive, and exploit others to achieve their goals.
2/ The dark tetrad in psychology refers to the personality traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and sadism - which are called "dark" because of their malevolent qualities.
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I’ve observed Colorado @SenCoryGardner since his election. What I’ve seen has left me dismayed. Rather than building bipartisan bridges to get things done, Cory became a supine Trump yes-man. There are 1000s reasons he shouldn’t be re-elected. Here are 101: #VoteCoryOut #COsen
#1: Even though he was elected by the narrowest of margins in 2014 in a state that has since voted for Hillary in 2016 & a democratic state govt trifecta in 2018, Cory continues to act as if he has a mandate from the white nationalist alt-right. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
#2: Cory Gardner has consistently voted for the extreme Trump agenda. During the 2019-2020 Congress, he’s voted with Trump over 90% of the time. During Trump’s 1st two years, Cory’s voting record was over 95% in line with Trump. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
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⚖️MuellerSpeaks⚖️

Russia launched attack on our political system

Moscow attacked the 2016 election to help Trump, & Trump assisted Putin’s assault by claiming at the time (& afterward) that RU didn’t.

Trump did side with a foreign adversary that attacked American democracy
⚖️MuellerSpeaks⚖️

Putin “launched a concerted attack on our political system,” & “used sophisticated cyber tech to hack into HRC campaign computers/networks

The RU stole private info & then released that info through fake online identities & through the organization WikiLeaks.
⚖️MuellerSpeaks3⚖️

The releases were designed/timed to interfere w/ our elex & to damage a presidential candidate & boost Trump.

“A private RU entity engaged in a SocMed op where RUs posed as Americans to influence an elex.”

Trump enthusiastically welcomed the Kremlin’s help
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Very curious & incredibly coincidental that Rep. Justin Amash is 1st #Republican to call 4 #impeachment and represents the district in Michigan that includes Spectrum Health and the DeVos family. Remember the weird Trump-Alfa Bank comms #countryoverparty
newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
The renewed interest in this weird now suggested Tor encrypted comms between a Trump controlled server, Alfa Bank in Russia, Spectrum Health and a number of other less frequent IPs, is from a recent FOIA request that included Christopher Steele notes wonkette.com/did-paul-manaf…
Have to say the FOIA requests & lawsuits resulting in discovery are not working well 4 groups trying to prove this is a witch hunt. Remember the Gubarev Webzilla lawsuit against Buzzfeed? Only helped to further validate the Steele Dossier nytimes.com/2019/03/14/us/…
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🤡#LOSER 1 🤡

Trump exerts executive privilege over Mueller report. (Wait, is that in the Constitution?)

Nadler says, “[T]his kind of obstruction is dangerous. The Dept's decision reflects Trump’s blanket defiance of Congress’s constitutionally mandated duties.” #GONADler
💩 #LOSER 2 💩

House Judiciary votes and holds Barr in contempt. Vote now goes to full House.

Mnuchin refuses to provide Trump's taxes because Trump's a #BillionDollarLoser. (Spoiler: It's why he met with Russia.)

Speaker Pelosi talks about a jail in the Capitol bldg basement.
🚨 #LOSER 3 🚨

Trump, who cares more about ratings than governing, fears a televised Mueller hearing. 😈

Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee calls Trump Jr. to testify. Jr. may plead the fifth or decide not to come according to sources.

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🌿#PAM #PAMFAM🌿

Date: April 24, 2019
#CountryOverParty #Patriotism

"What our country needs now is clear-eyed patriotism." - HRC

washingtonpost.com/opinions/hilla…
🇬🇧 UK #Patriotism 🇬🇧

Big, fat, orange diaper-wearing baby headed to the UK. Both of them!

washingtonpost.com/world/2019/04/…
🇬🇧 UK #Patriotism 🇬🇧

UK says, "No, Trump, we didn't spy on you ... you wanker."

reuters.com/article/us-usa…
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In the most obvious statement of the year...Flake says what we all know.
Trump policies are bad for America.
Below are a few of them (not a comprehensive list).

GOP tax scam
Tariffs
Farmer Bankruptcies
3k dead in Puerto Rico
.17 % homeless
Trump shutdown
$100 million for his golf trips
Muslim ban
FEMA data leak
Troops at the border
Charlottesville
Repeals:
ACA
Paris Climate Accord
Pay Day lender protections
Student loan protections
Election protection
Mercury Effluent Rule
Affordable Internet plan
Teacher Preparation rule
School accountability act
Stream protection rule
Fair Play+ safe workplaces reg
Injury record keeping
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💰StawDonors💰

"Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process."
Sater email to Cohen

Mueller knows how much foreign 💰 was 💦 thru RNC/NRA/GOP & Trump campaign coffers via straw donors
💰StawDonors2💰

Photo op arranged by Cindy Yang at a fundraiser hosted by the RNC in NYC w/ Trump charged $50k per photo, benefiting Trump’s re-elex campaign.

But Ryan Xu & Lucas Lu did not pay.

A search of a fed DB showed no record of either man giving to Trump Victory,
💰StawDonors3💰

Yang isn’t saying — but she & three associates with an Asian-American political group donated a total of $135.5k to Trump Victory in the weeks leading up to the event.

📌One of them said she could not recall making a $25k donation listed in her name & address.
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Is there no time restriction for assigning committee members? Is there some kind of reprimand available for @GOPLeader's & @senatemajldr's obstruction by refusing to appoint Congress members to @HouseIntel? Can @RepAdamSchiff overrule to send transcripts to #Mueller?

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I mean seriously @GOP KNOWS (we ALL know) that MOST of the witnesses perjured themselves during testimony. They KNOW #Mueller can charge them as soon as he gets those transcripts. This is PURPOSEFUL delay & obstruction of justice. @DonaldJTrumpJr @jeffsessions @jaredkushner

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It's WORSE b/c they KNOW the "president's" campaign staff & his family have legitimate legal liability. Which includes some DIRECTLY (like @DevinNunes #WHrendezvous)

Can @RepAdamSchiff subpoena him or @mike_pence since they were senior transition members? #NoOneIsAboveTheLaw

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@realDonaldTrump This is so untrue. ISIS is reported to have killed 700 people recently. It doesn't sound like they've been defeated.

This must be part of the quid pro quo with Putin, SA, Assad, and Israel. We're not all stupid.

You're destabilizing the ME to justify #WagTheDog war with Iran.
@realDonaldTrump Is this more proof of #SecretsForSaleKen's 'awesome' diplomatic skills? Our country is being run by rank amateurs that have no fucking clue what they're doing. This will not end well. No one, with any experience, wants to work for a completely incompetent ignoramus.
#ResignNow
@realDonaldTrump I just can't believe that people think this idiot should be in charge of America. I will never understand it. Personally, I like a POTUS to be smarter than I am. It's 2018 & he's stuck, diplomatically & mentally, in the 80's. This will not end well.
#ITMFA
#CountryOverParty
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I voted early 2 weeks ago & didn't vote for a single Republican. It pains me to say this, after a lifetime's career in GOP politics, but today, this moment, the only choice is to vote for Democrats.
Being quiet while the "president*" & his low travelers rain racism & anti-Semitism on our country is the same as participating directly. No policy position is worth selling your soul for hate.
Last night I reread Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail & was reminded of Dr. King's observation that white moderates were the greatest obstacles to achieving civil rights at that moment.
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/Short FREAK'N THREAD 🔥🔥🔥

Today ⬇️:

"Our agencies have been making preparations for nearly TWO YEARS IN ADVANCE of these elections & are closely engaged with officials on the ground to help them ensure the voting process is secure."
"Americans can rest assured that we will continue to stay focused on this mission LONG AFTER polls have closed."

2/
Two Years Ago: "As the hours ticked by on Election Day, teams at the FBI, DHS & the Office of the Director of National Intelligence held conf calls every 3 hours with a team at the Situation Room in the White House to discuss possible problems."

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My closing #Midterm2018 THREAD: Let's look at how Ted Cruz has knowingly worked to divide and mislead Texans. #txlege
Please RT
#VoteBlueToSaveAmerica #GOPVotingBlue
Ted Cruz FACT: He's invested millions of dollars in digital influence campaigns.
Maliciously targeting you, your family & friends.

Operating largely in the shadows, using firm that harvested data on stolen from millions of unwitting FB users. #TXSen #txlege #TX14 #Psywar #Psyop
Ted Cruz FACT: Files reveal that AggregateIQ—also known as “AIQ”—is the developer behind campaign apps created for Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott, as well as a Ukrainian steel magnate named Serhiy Taruta.
#txlege #TXSen #BetoForTexas #Midterm2018 #CruzCrew
gizmodo.com/aggregateiq-cr…
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[THREAD] We are just over three weeks away from Election Day. I’ve said it before, and I still believe it’s true. This election is not about Democrat vs. Republican. It is about the U.S. Constitution vs. @realDonaldTrump's corruption and total disregard for truth and law [1/15]
.@realDonaldTrump idolizes brutal dictators, such as Vladimir Putin and Rodrigo Duterte, even saying he "fell in love" with Kim John-un, yet he has criticized or started trade wars with our closest allies, including Canada, Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom [2/15]
.@realDonaldTrump reflexively insults & tries to intimidate anyone who dares to criticize him. He attaches insults and nicknames to people like he's in elementary school: Dumb, weak, stupid, little, dopey, incompetent, loser, lightweight, fool, dishonest, Pocahontas, etc. [3/15]
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