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Instead of the jobs he promised, #LyingTrump has presided over one of the worst economic disasters in American history. Since he became President: 7.8 million jobs have been lost — including 7,100 coal mining jobs and 274,000 manufacturing jobs. (1/10) thedailyedge.substack.com/p/trump-the-di…
Instead of the “phenomenal” healthcare he promised, we have an out-of-control pandemic caused by a total failure in public health leadership, a growing death toll—and even Trump death panels. #TrumpTheGrifter is still pushing #hydroxycholorquine? (2/10) thedailyedge.substack.com/p/the-trump-de…
Instead of reducing the $19.9T debt he inherited to zero like he promised, #LyingTrump’s policies ballooned the deficit and sent the debt soaring to $24T in his first 3 years. The #TrumpCrash of 2020 exploded the debt further, to the current $26.5T. (3/10)
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Because #TrumpIsACompleteFailure in every way imaginable it's easy to forget ALL of the ways he's failed us. With the election just 100 days away, this THREAD and the attached article recap 10 key examples of Trump’s broken promises and colossal failures: thedailyedge.substack.com/p/trump-the-di…
#TrumpIsACompleteFailure Instead of the jobs he promised, Trump has presided over one of the worst economic disasters in American history. Since he became President: 7.8 million jobs have been lost — including 7,100 coal mining jobs and 274,000 manufacturing jobs. (2/11)
#TrumpIsACompleteFailure Instead of the “phenomenal” healthcare he promised, we have an out-of-control pandemic caused by a total failure in public health leadership, surging hospitalization rates, a growing death toll—and even Trump death panels. (3/11) thedailyedge.substack.com/p/the-trump-de…
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After less than four years of Trump, the only things America leads the world in are death and devastation.

#TrumpTheDisaster -- a thread (1/11) thedailyedge.substack.com/p/trump-the-di…
#TrumpTheDisaster Instead of the jobs he promised, Trump has presided over one of the worst economic disasters in American history. Since he became President: 7.8 million jobs have been lost — including 7,100 coal mining jobs and 274,000 manufacturing jobs. (2/11)
#TrumpTheDisaster Instead of the “phenomenal” healthcare he promised, we have an out-of-control pandemic caused by a total failure in public health leadership, surging hospitalization rates, a growing death toll—and even Trump death panels. (3/11) thedailyedge.substack.com/p/the-trump-de…
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THREAD — #IMPEACHMENT IS AN EPIC FAILURE.

DEMS JUST DON'T REALIZE IT YET.

Flatlined polls.
Senate acquittal.
Trump absolved of his worst crimes.
Trump accomplices home free.

Yes, #Schiff is smart and eloquent. But this sham process shows why establishment Dems keep losing.
FLATLINED #IMPEACHMENT POLLS

A new CNN poll showing 51% want Trump removed got lots of buzz.

But “REMOVE” was at 52% in Oct. 2019 (Gallup).

50% in Dec. 2019 (Fox)

52% in Dec. 2019 (Politico/Morning Consult).

And Gallup and Politico dropped to 46% and 47% in January.
#PELOSI AND DEM LEADERS GAVE TRUMP A PASS TO TORTURE CHILDREN

The last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor called Trump and Miller’s policy of kidnapping migrant children a “crime against humanity."

But Pelosi last year called it a “difference of opinion.”

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American Oversight Sues for U.S. Embassy Communications

Records of COMMUNICATIONS about #TrumpOrganization properties SENT BY OFFICIALS at U.S. embassies in a dozen countries

Trump has refused to financially divest...

#Emoluments violations

#MOG
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Just three months into his presidency, multiple U.S. embassies began sharing an article on their websites and social media PROMOTING #Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida, ultimately deleting the post after public outcry...

#MOG
#MAGA
(We obtained records showing the State Department’s response.) And the president’s family members, including #DonJr., have reportedly highlighted their connection to him in PROMOTING the #TrumpOrganization’s FOREIGN BUSINESS INTERESTS.

#MOG
#MAGA
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Coming soon to #Emoluments briefs near you...
On competitor standing:

Trump "considers himself to be in the hospitality business."
Trump tweeted, "I announced that I would be willing to do it at no cost." He is running Trump Org.

Take judicial notice.
"I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT."

Trump stated he still runs Trump Org.
Even if there is no damage to competitors from the G7 debacle now that it was cancelled, it is evidence of the Emoluments machine Trump is running himself.
3/ Don't forget Zelinsky's emolument declaration from the explicit quid-pro-quo, arms-for-investigation transcript:

Zelinsky, p 4-5:
“The last time I traveled to the United States... I stayed at the Trump Tower.”

Don't hurt us. We gave you Emoluments.

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#Emoluments: @AndyGrewal and I have opposing views on the clauses, but I agree with his bottom line: It is odd that the 2d Cir found that the plaintiffs’ claims fall within the “zone of interests” of the clauses - without ruling on the meaning or purposes of the clauses.
@AndyGrewal 2/ It turns out that @gauthamrao & I have written an article addressing the "zone of interest" question, explaining the history of the clauses in the context of British taxation, colonial monopolistic policy, & unfair competition when govts play favorites.
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@AndyGrewal @gauthamrao 3/ There is a valid question as to how the "zone of interest" test applies to these constitutional clauses.
But if a court decides that a plaintiff's claim is within that zone, surely it would have to address the meaning of the word "emolument" & original purpose of the clauses.
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❤️🇺🇸 I told someone something was up when you didn't go Mr President. Thank you for all the efforts and lengths you go to to bring peace to this world. #Afghanistan 🇦🇫
❤️🇺🇸 Sargent 1st Class Elis A Barreto Ortiz 🌹RIP 💔
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They have made a grave error Mr President...
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1/10 There is a false choice being presented whether the Mueller Report means we must proceed with impeachment or that impeachment is off the table. vox.com/policy-and-pol… #muellerreport #impeachment #trump
2/10 For starters, the Mueller Report covers only a portion of Trump's malfeasance (and excludes a dozen matters that were referred elsewhere for potential prosecution). businessinsider.com/mueller-report… #muellerreport #trump
3/10 The Mueller Report only investigated whether Trump conspired with Russia re the 2016 election. There is still a question of Trump's financial entanglements with Russia and whether he is compromised by it. washingtonpost.com/opinions/here-… #trump #MuellerReport #russia
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1/ Today at noon, I will be talking about #Emoluments at @UHLAW @FedSoc #FedSocEvents
2/ On Wednesday at noon, I will be talking about 3D-Printed Guns at @gwlaw @FedSoc #FedSocEvents
3/ And on Wednesday at 4:00, I will be at @AdLawCenter w/ @adamjwhitedc to talk about presidential subpoenas, and the limits of Burr and Nixon
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Trump: Day 791
-Posts Record Monthly Budget Deficit
-Raised Debt $500B in 5 Months
-Economic Fears Drop Dow 460 Pts
-Nominates Moore 2 Federal Reserve
-Reverses Sanctions on North Korea
-FEMA Data Breach Exposed 2.5M
-Mueller Submits Report to AG Barr
-230th Day at Trump Property
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Day 896 since Donald Trump *bragged* and joked about sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 747 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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If you care about the #Emoluments suits, then you must read this thread by Georgetown Law's @_John_Mikhail (and our co-author of our historians' amicus brief). He explains what happened in the 4th Cir. and what should happen.
Also: See his use of "Cafeteria Originalism." So true.
For what it's worth, I think his DEC interpretation is plausible (implicit "services") but I think another explanation is that the wording of the DEC is already much less strict than the FEC. His analysis of the FEC is crucial and helpful as a contrast:
3/ I think it's sufficient to note that the Framers wrote the Foreign Emoluments Clause to be remarkably broad and strict with clear text: a ban on accepting “any…emolument…of any kind whatever."
The Domestic clause could have been written as broadly/strictly, but it wasn't.
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Trump: Day 766
-Forcibly Kissed ex-Campaign Staffer
-Threatens 2 Veto Background Check
-Org Asks House 2 Halt Their Probes
-Departs for Vietnam NK Summit 2.0
-Russia Lists Nuclear Targets in U.S.
-Slammed by Fmr Fed Reserve Chair
-GOP Lining Up to Block Declaration
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Day 871 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Former campaign staffer alleges in lawsuit that Trump kissed her without her consent.
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"At least a dozen of the emails show @senatemajldr McConnell's staff acting as a conduit between [his wife] @SecElaineChao and Kentucky political figures or business leaders, some of whom have had prior relationships with the couple."
Federal ethics agency @OfficeGovEthics rejects Commerce @SecretaryRoss' financial disclosure, which falsely stated he sold bank stock that other reports indicate he did not sell – a violation of Ross' ethics agreement cnn.com/2019/02/19/pol…
Grand jury examining whether former Interior secretary Ryan #Zinke lied to federal investigators regarding his decision to deny an application to two Native American tribes to operate a casino washingtonpost.com/national/healt…
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Trump: Day 726
-Day 26 of the #TrumpShutdown
-Orders Fed Workers 2 Return Unpaid
-SOTU Speech Called Off by Pelosi
-4 Americans Killed in ISIS Bombing
-Pence Still Declares 'ISIS Defeated'
-Gates: Israel Interferred w/Election
-Corp Tax Cut 2 Cost $600B More
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Day 831 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 682 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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#BREAKING: A court has given us the OK to proceed with discovery in our #emoluments case against President Trump: oag.dc.gov/sites/default/… @BrianFrosh @NormEisen
Because of today's court order, we can begin serving subpoenas to gather the evidence necessary to prove President Trump is violating the nation’s original anti-corruption laws. #emoluments
Read more about this historic case at: oag.dc.gov/blog/emolument… AND oag.dc.gov/about-oag/emol… #emoluments
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William Goldman, author of "The Princess Bride," screenwriter of "All the President's Men" (Watergate), and many more classics. has died.

Inconceivable.
Baruch dayan ha'emet.
2/ Here's a tribute thread for William Goldman. Please add. I'd appreciate the group effort - in honor of Goldman's Woodward and Bernstein. And Westly, Fezzik, Inigo, Buttercup.
I want to highlight what Mandy Patinkin said was his favorite line. It wasn't inconceivable...
3/ Everyone should watch this interview with Mandy Patinkin on his favorite line, *the most meaningful* in The Princess Bride. It is more and more meaningful every year, especially in 2018:
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Jared Kushner and #Kashoggi thread:
How can Kushner be investigated for alleged corrupt ties to Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar?
The Foreign Emoluments clause arguably applies to Kushner as Senior Advisor ot the President as an "office of trust." (But it's complicated)... 1/
2/ Foreign Emoluments Clause: "No Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the US] shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State."
3/ Is an unpaid Senior Advisor an "office of trust"? There is historical debate about the scope of this phrase, and courts have not resolved this question. But in 1982, the OLC (the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel) suggested broad coverage: justice.gov/file/22956/dow…
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Reminder #1: @nytimes cracked @realDonaldTrump's decades of criminal tax fraud.
Reminder #2: State Attorneys General have solid basis to use their #QuoWarranto powers to investigate and potentially dissolve the Trump Organization and LLCs. cc: @TishJames @NewYorkStateAG THREAD
2/ When it was unclear how to pursue #Emoluments suits against Trump because of standing problems in Feb. 2017, I wrote about the history of the powerful "quo warranto" writ and the statutory powers of state AGs to investigate corporate fraud. shugerblog.com/2017/02/09/sta…
3/ The old English writ of Quo Warranto has been enacted into state law as a state power to investigate corporate fraud through civil, not criminal process.
@realDonaldTrump can try to fire Mueller and Rosenstein, but he cannot stop the state AGs.
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Trump: Day 610
-155th Day at Trump Golf Club
-202nd Day at Trump Property
-Calls Immigrants "Drain on Country"
-Drafts E.O. Targeting Top Tech Co's
-Dr. Ford Scheduled 2 Testify Thurs
-McFarland Changes Her Story
-Tariffs Could Cost 715k Auto Jobs
-Pence Spoke 2 Anti-LGBTQ Group
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Day 715 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 567 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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Judge Rules Against Trump Motion to Dismiss in Emoluments Lawsuit by Maryland and DC - Ultimate outcome to turn on construction of Constitution. But, remember under the clause, Congress can approve any + all emoluments, thus... 👉 washingtonpost.com/amphtml/politi…
2/ the emoluments Lawsuit, even if successful may have no tangible effect on Trump profiting from the Presidency - and there would be no accountability for corruption, the clause and lawsuit merely address a conflict of interest. 👉
3/ The means to hold Trump accountable for corruptly profiting from the Presidency (for the same acts as under the Emoluments Suit) is prosecution under 18 USC 201 (b) and (c): the Federal Bribery Law. This law provides criminal penalties for accepting gifts for official acts 👉
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Major ruling in #EmolumentsClause decision today: Federal court says that the Trump International Hotel in DC may be entirely an impermissible domestic Emolument because it was an invalid benefit -an invalid lease-from the federal government. See passage:
2/ Even though this is a "just" a denial on a motion to dismiss, the judge's conclusions are on the law, plus the clear conditions of the lease. This ruling strongly suggests that a trial would lead to shutting down the Trump DC Hotel as an unconstitutional violation.
3/ The judge first quotes the lease: “No elected official of the Government...shall be admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom.” That language is clear: Trump could not share the lease or even benefit from it...
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