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As we watch a parade of GOP criminals, remember not all public servants are corrupt.

Amy Kloubucher, Sally Yates, Tim Kaine, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Liz Warren, Chris Murphy, Joe Biden, Joe Kennedy know what public service is about - us, all of us
The Republican #CultureOfCorruption stretches from CA to NC.

Laura Riddick, a Republican first elected in 1996 & re-elected most recently in 2016, guilty to 6 counts of embezzling from the Wake Co Register of Deeds while she led the office - $926K
Howard Dean, Senator Shaheen, Cory Booker, Patty Murray, Tammy Baldwin, Adam Schiff, Beto ORourke, Sharice Davids, Stacey Abrams, Amy McGrath ... so many people of integrity fighting hard to make a positive difference on heathcare, wages, equality, infrastructure, Social Sec
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1) If read, by the 3rd paragraph, you find that #TheHill's title leans heavily to the clickbait side of web antics. The controversies of #HRC/#Hussein actually go to the #FBI's handling of the investigation & apps for #FISAWarrants. #Graham's investigations would be a......
2) look into unfinished disclosure of facts that began to be brought forward in docs like the #OIGReport. The #FBI & #DOJ #Corruption would be the starting point & just what that would inevitably lead to is what has again stirred the #DCPanic.
thehill.com/homenews/senat…
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3) visualizing the #Hussein era #FBI/#DOJ one must understand the #CultureOfCorruption that existed within its hierarchy. You were taught that you were innocent until proven guilty, that honesty & integrity were hallmarks of the #FBI & divs of the #DOJ & in reality that's false!
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TODAY: Accountability returns to D.C.

Meet & follow our Defenders of Democracy (tagged), & learn how each, in their capacity as Chairs of critical House committees, will hold Trump & cronies accountable.

No more #CultureOfCorruption without oversight starting today.

[THREAD]
1/ Financial Services Cmte. (@FSCDems)

High on @RepMaxineWaters' agenda are Deutschebank loans to Trump & Trump's roll-back of banking regulations.

She also aims to empower the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which the Trump administration has been gutting.
2/ Intelligence Cmte. (No Twitter handle yet)

Under R's, Intel impeded the Russia probe, pushed Deep State conspiracy theories & blocked subpoenas.

But now, @RepAdamSchiff is staffing up Intel for a real investigation of Russia's attack on democracy & Trump campaign complicity.
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(1/21) The 2017-18 @HouseGOP had plenty of indictments, #GOPCorruption, and ethical breaches (see my 21-tweet-thread: ). Now meet House GOP freshmen being sworn in on 1/3/19. With their baggage, they'll fit right in.

#CultureOfCorruption #GOPComplicit
(2/21) Ross Spano @RossSpano #FL15
In a clear violation of @FEC campaign finance regs, Spano funded his campaign with large, unreported loans from personal friends. Given the amt & his relatively narrow win margin, it's shocking he is even being seated. (tampabay.com/florida-politi…)
(3/21) Anthony Gonzalez @anthonygonzalez #OH16
In another flouting of @FEC regulations, Gonzalez faced scrutiny for apparently (and illegally) colluding with a supportive Super PAC that was funded solely by - wait for it - Gonzalez's father! (washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/christ…)
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article by @SharonLNYT has a fantastic description of Trump's #CultureOfCorruption: "Trump looks for people who share his disregard for the truth and are willing to parrot him, 'even if it’s a lie, even if they know it’s a lie....'" /1
nytimes.com/2018/12/01/us/…
Trump isn't looking for people who are competent or ethical, in fact just the opposite: "They must be 'loyal to what he is saying right now,'...or he sees them as 'a traitor.'”

The result: an administration filled with incompetent, unethical cronies. /2
But it's not just Trump's senior team. The #CultureOfCorruption seeps through the whole government.

At Ben Carson's HUD, there is “a premium put on loyalty over expertise.” Leads to incompetence that wastes taxpayer $ and hurts the most vulnerable. /3
washingtonpost.com/business/econo…
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If 67% of the public are clear - we will NOT accept Pence or any other Republican in the presidency once Trump is forced out - Pence will never even try to assume office. Trump's crimes & Putin's hand put the GOP in our WH. The GOP should not go 1 step further toward President
Republicans KNEW before we voted that Putin was using Trump to destabilize our country.

@senatemajldr stopped us from knowing.

Before the end of Nov 2016, McConnell's wife was in Trump's Cabinet ...

What the hell is wrong with us?

It's outrageous

Republican leadership knew before we voted in 2016 that Putin was using Trump to destabilize the US.

Transcript of Republican leadership acknowledging Trump was involved w Russian corruption and that the Republicans planned to keep it a secret.

@GOP

washingtonpost.com/apps/g/page/na…
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Within weeks of the Orlando nightclub shooting, Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) participated in a sit-in at the House to demand votes on gun control legislation, saying, "We owe it to the LGBT community & all families harmed by gun violence to keep terror suspects from obtaining guns."
Since he was first elected to Congress in 1998, Sen. Udall has taken a leadership role on a wide array of environmental issues, receiving a lifetime score of 96% from the League of Conservation Voters.
#DemSenate2020 #DemsWork4USA #DemFuture #ForThePeople
Sen. Udall was one of the original co-sponsors of the Arctic Wilderness Bill, and more recently has worked closely with the Navajo and Pueblo nations in New Mexico to oppose new leasing, drilling and fracking near Chaco Canyon National Park. #DemSenate2020 #DemFuture
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GOP leadership on audio tape talking about Russia funding populist politicians to destabilize Europe & then they shift to how Putin could be doing it in the US.

Why didn't @SpeakerRyan @cathymcmorris @GOPLeader @SteveScalise report this to the FBI & us?

Full transcript of Republican leadership acknowledging Trump was involved w Russian corruption and that the Republicans planned to keep it a secret.

@SpeakerRyan

@GOPLeader

Then, Republicans elected Kevin McCarthy as their Leader

#CultureOfCorruption

washingtonpost.com/apps/g/page/na…
Numerous people tell me the same story - they are 100% certain that they heard the actual audio tape of McCarthy & Ryan but none can find a link to the audio or a newspaper article describing the audio being played in public

The transcript being read:

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Nancy Pelosi is the most effective Speaker we’ve had in generations.

She was instrumental in getting us the ACA, fought hard for women’s rights and compassionate immigration reform.

Nancy WILL BE SPEAKER.
All that’s left is to see who unites behind her to fight the real enemy.
Accomplishments in the 110th Congress under Pelosi’s leadership:
👉Combatting climate change bu raising auto efficiency standards
👉Tax incentives for clean energy development
👉Largest expanse of college aid in 6 decades
👉New GI Bill
...

democraticleader.gov/110th/
👉1st Minimum Wage increase in 6 decades
👉Economic Rescue for main street businesses after 2008 collapse
👉Ended coverage discrimination for patients with mental illness
👉Creation of an independent outside ethics panel, and lobbying reform
...
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🗳 Today is the day! 🗳

✅Vote for your healthcare
✅Vote for those who are marginalized
✅Vote against bigotry
✅Vote for reproductive rights
✅Vote for truth
✅Vote to check the #CultureOfCorruption

✅Vote for democracy

✅VOTE FOR AMERICA

Today, #BeAVoter
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Check it all with VoteSaveAmerica.com

Be prepared. Make a plan.
#BeAVoter
Today, I’m driving in 2 carpools in 2 different states to #GOTV.

It’s not to late for you to make a plan!
Call your friends & family.
Any busy ones need a little push to the polls?

Make voting a fun group activity! Get breakfast! Talk about the issues!
Invite them to #BeAVoter!
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@realDonaldTrump 1) Oh yeah, only a monster would try to rewrite his father's will when he was sick.
President Trump received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges dubious tax schemes including instances of outright fraud.
@realDonaldTrump 2) The Times documented 295 streams of revenue that Fred Trump created over five decades to enrich his son. Over time, as Donald Trump careened from one financial disaster to the next, his father found ways to give him substantially more money, records show.
@realDonaldTrump 3) In 1990, according to previously secret depositions, Mr. Trump tried to have his father’s will rewritten in a way that Fred Trump, alarmed and angered, feared could result in his empire’s being used to bail out his son’s failing businesses.
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Just a few days before being called out by @JeffreyToobin on @CNN Kris Kobach met with Steve Bannon in Western Kansas.

Bannon had a little rally, 25 people, at what appeared to be a Best Western in Western Kansas.
GOP #CultureOfCorruption #VoteDem #ForThePeople #KS03 #ksleg
Kris Kobach hearing the truth about his voter suppression last night on @CNN
I stand corrected, not Western Kansas, But Topeka Kansas. Which is worse IMO to this troll in our Capital
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🍑Lucy McBath @LucyWins2018: Mother, Wife, Businesswoman, Activist for Social Justice.

🗣️You might recognize her from the 2016 #Democratic Convention: she represented Mothers of the Movement, a group of women whose African American children have been killed by gun violence.
🍑She intended to run for the #Georgia Legislature, but after the Parkland #Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, she decided her aspirations weren’t high enough. #NeverAgainMSD #BeAVoter
🍑She’s running for Congress in George’s 6th District and could use your help because she’s in a tight race. She’s running against the SAME NRA-backed, A-rated Republican that Jon Ossoff ran against in a runoff election in June 2017. Ossoff should have won back then.
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FACT: Republicans in DC are all about enriching lobbyist & special interest friends, big corporations, lowering their own taxes & the richest of the rich. They’re not #ForThePeople

They had a chance. They controlled all 3 branches & what did they do? Gave Trump a tax break

Vote
From health care, to taxes, to good-paying jobs, to critical consumer protections ... Trump & Republicans have proven it.

They will stab us in the back.

Ordinary Americans don't have a prayer if the GOP stays in control.

They will gut education, Medicare & Social Security
Trump & the Republican Congress are selling out the American people at every turn. So much for draining the swamp.

A Democratic majority will fight #ForThePeople

Lowering health care costs & prescription drug prices ... clean up the Republican #CultureOfCorruption

Let's vote!
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World’s greatest detective here because *45 is selling his supporters data for his fiscal gain to Excelsior.

*45 wants to monetize his supporter database, charging $35 for 1K emails.

He’s exploring text messaging rates...
nytimes.com/2018/10/13/us/…
The current legislative branch has not stepped in to check *45’s power grab.

We need to #VoteThemOut 11/6 to ensure *45 doesn’t monetize government data or to use #TrumpText for his own financial gain.

Current clients @JudicialWatch @HawleyMO @RepDeSantis #BlackoutBrett
Excelsior is a new marketing firm.

*45’s track record with due diligence is like the #CultureOfCorruption’s record with the popular vote.

Spotty at best.

We need assurances as the public controls are in place to protect people’s private information and enable them to opt out.
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As we watch a parade of GOP criminals, remember not all public servants are corrupt.

Amy Kloubucher, Sally Yates, Tim Kaine, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Liz Warren, Chris Murphy, Joe Biden, Joe Kennedy know what public service is about - us, all of us
The Republican #CultureOfCorruption stretches from CA to NC.

Laura Riddick, a Republican first elected in 1996 & re-elected most recently in 2016, pleads guilty to 6 counts of embezzling from the Wake Co Register of Deeds while she led the office - $926K
Howard Dean, Senator Shaheen, Cory Booker, Patty Murray, Tammy Baldwin, Adam Schiff, Beto ORourke, Sharice Davids, Stacey Abrams, Amy McGrath ... so many people of integrity fighting hard to make a positive difference on heathcare, wages, equality, infrastructure, Social Sec
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(Makes note to ask @lynnstahl7 to make a new t-shirt saying "Impolite Arrogant Woman" on the front and "blah blah blah" on the back.)

John Kelly Called Elizabeth Warren An "Impolite Arrogant Woman" In An Email buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonl… via @jasonleopold #WeAreTheMob
I was joking about the t-shirt but y'all weren't kidding!

So, @lynnstahl7 whipped these up right quick.

All proceeds go toward @BlueWaveCS🌊 final 20-day push to get Dems elected. #WeAreTheMob #ImpoliteArrogantWoman #FridayFeeling #FridayMotivation

➡️bonfire.com/impolite-arrog…
.@lynnstahl7 has designed not only @BlueWaveCS' website, but all of the "mob" gear you need to go out and protest the GOP's #CultureOfCorruption, too.
They aren't going to just give us the house back, y'all. We're going to have to #TakeItBack. #WeAreTHEMob
bonfire.com/store/blue-wav…
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.@BlueWaveCS has joined a @swingleft, @IndivisibleTeam, @MoveOn, and dozens of other organizations to #GOTV #TheLastWeekend before the midterms.

Sign up today, and don't just vote this year. Volunteer!

➡️thelastweekend.org/bluewave
#WednesdayWisdom
In addition to working on #TheLastWeekend, @BlueWavecs has been keeping track of every time Trump takes to Twitter to target a Democrat or endorse a Republican. We call them #TrumpTargets. Check out the database here: bit.ly/trump_targets
#WednesdayWisdom #WednesdayMotivation
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#TaxScam2:
The first GOP Tax Scam added $2 trillion to the national debt – sticking our children with the bill for massive tax breaks for Big Pharma, Wall Street and the wealthiest 1 percent.

#WhatsAtStake
#CultureOfCorruption
Today, House Republicans are pushing #TaxScam2: their cynical scheme to make tax breaks for billionaires permanent – handing tens of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthiest 1 percent every year.

#WhatsAtStake
#CultureOfCorruption
While Republicans enrich their wealthy donors, Democrats are fighting FOR THE PEOPLE:
*Lowering your health care costs and prescription drug prices
*Increasing your pay through strong economic growth by rebuilding America
*Cleaning up corruption to make Washington work for you
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Brett Kavanaugh Perjured Himself. For Perjury, He Should Be Impeached From The D.C. Circuit Soon. Kavanaugh is part of the GOP's #CultureOfCorruption #KavanaughLied #KavanaughCoverUp abovethelaw.com/2018/09/brett-…
Released Emails Show Brett Kavanaugh Likely Perjured Himself at Least Four Times Kavanaugh is part of the GOP's #CultureOfCorruption #KavanaughLied #KavanaughCoverUp thedailybeast.com/newly-released…
Kavanaugh Committed Perjury: Documents Appear to Show Trump Supreme Court Pick Lied Under Oath Multiple Times Kavanaugh is part of the GOP's #CultureOfCorruption #KavanaughLied #KavanaughCoverUp bit.ly/2NYebmT
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🤪This rant-fest by Trump on Puerto Rico is cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs even for him!

💥Even the #CultureOfCorruption GOP can't support pretending that nearly 3,000 people died in Hurricane Maria in September 2017...can they? Fox can.

🥴This is wacko!

📞Call him out!
🤥This is beyond #LieGate!

🤪🤥This is #WackoLieGate!

🔗Link to L.A. Times article about power before Hurricane Maria:

latimes.com/nation/la-na-p…
🤪👀Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!!!
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@MichaelCBender FEMA tents (left): for the victims

FEMA country club (right): for FEMA Dept Head

Any questions?

#TrumpSwamp
#corruption
#kleptocracy
@MichaelCBender Disaster preparedness checklist for kleptocats:

-private plane ✅

-beachfront property where there’s no hurricane (Mar-A-Lago?) ✅

-catering from France ✅

-maids, housekeepers & Butler ✅

-yacht on standby ✅
@MichaelCBender “For everything else there’s the Government MasterCard”
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Don't believe Stewart is a corporate shill?

Look at the numbers 👇

@ShireenGhorbani has my vote.

#FlipItBlue
#FlipTheHouse

Letter: Shireen Ghorbani cares about Utah problems; Chris Stewart is a corporate shill, via @sltrib sltrib.com/opinion/letter…
57.6% from pacs...

Only 3.7% from small donors.
No wonder Stewart voted to take away health insurance.

No wonder he wants to open our public lands to drilling.

No wonder he voted to give the rich a tax break.

No wonder he voted to undo bank regulations.

Stewart has been bought and sold.

#CultureOfCorruption
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Not only does the @GOP support there own #CultureOfCorruption

THEY NOW SUPPORT RUSSIAN HACKING

Let us not forget in two indictments 2 GOP candidates solicited and received help from RUSSIA

@DCCC @SpeakerRyan @NancyPelosi @SenSchumer @GOPLeader

theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
Check out this article from USA TODAY:

Mueller: Congressional candidate sought stolen emails from Russian spies in 2016

usat.ly/2ukgFnO
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