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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
Day 871 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Former campaign staffer alleges in lawsuit that Trump kissed her without her consent.
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The Jupiter Police Foundation will hold its inaugural gala at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter a decision that JPF said is “not political” but a choice that is problematic

Trump National Golf Club offered a good deal for the March 29 gala. #Emoluments
The resort also is the same property that landed the small-town police department in the national spotlight three years ago when Jupiter police officers arrested Corey Lewandowski.

Helping make the decision: Jupiter Police foundation board member Tony Servideo, who also is GM of
Trump National Golf Club. David Schultz, Jupiter Police Foundation president, said Servideo was able to make the club available to the foundation on “good terms.”

I bet he did🙄
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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
Day 831 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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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Investigations by #Mueller
- Russian attack
- #WikiLeaks
- Middle Eastern influence
- #Manafort’s activity
- #TrumpTower Moscow
- Other campaign and transition contacts with Russia
- Obstruction of justice

Investigations by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY

- Campaign conspiracy and #TrumpOrganization Inauguration finances
- #Trump super PAC
- Foreign lobbying

Investigations by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia:
- #Butina #NRA

#MOG #Individual1 #MAGA
Investigations by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia:

- #Khusyaynova, the alleged #IRA chief accountant
- Turkish influence: #Flynn’s plea agreement includes some details of the case, and he is cooperating with investigators

#Individual1 #maga
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#BREAKING: A court has given us the OK to proceed with discovery in our #emoluments case against President Trump:… @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:… AND… #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.

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:…
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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.…
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
Day 715 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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... 👉…
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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Thread: USA viewed as 'client state' under political and economic control of Russia.

Already it's exhibiting characteristics of a "post-socialist' / "2nd world" country.

Some characteristics of the worst-off of them? Let a Southeast Asia wonk note some similarities! [1/20]
1. "State Capture:" consolidation of one-party rule under a pretense of multiparty democracy.

(Russian interference on behalf of Trump, Repub gerrymandering, voter 'fraud' laws to suppress Dem turnout.)
2. Complete repudiation of prior political regime.

(Trump's zeal to undo all Obama administration achievements i.e Iran Deal, Affordable Care Act) [3/20]
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Qatar's government bought a $6.5M apartment in Trump World Tower. 1. This is an #Emolument. 2. Qatar is a possible conduit in the Steele Dossier's alleged Rosneft transaction from Russia to Trump. 1/…
In March, I explained the Russia/Rosneft-to-Qatar-to-Trump-and-Kushner links, which also involved a dangerous Gulf state conflict that Kushner pushed, followed by a massive loan from a Qatar-linked firm to Kushner. 2/…
3/ Summary: Russia’s sale of Rosneft Gas is the key event in the Steele Dossier’s quid pro quo allegation. June 2016: Russians offer Trumpers a massive payout in return for lifting sanctions. Qatari firm acquires Rosneft from Russia Dec ‘16, as Flynn/Kushner set up backchannel.
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"The disclosure suggests these loans could have generated more income from interest in a yearlong period than the entire value of the loans themselves."

Yet another update to his disclosure forms: Kushner filed wrong info about 2 of his loans in Brooklyn…
Kushner paid $72.5 million for 3 properties valued at $3 million along a toxic Brooklyn canal from a developer.

The developer then bought 4 apartments from Michael Cohen for almost 5x their assessed value, in cash.

Cohen then invested with the developer…
Despite the property's high level of contamination, and its wildly inflated purchase price (financed by Signature Bank, on whose board Ivanka sat), Jared was able to sell it for $115 million 4 years later.

"Experts say the transactions raise red flags"
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The end is near, guys.

How is Donald Trump f*cked? Let us count the ways.

1/ Let's start with the desperation move to replace HR with Buck, John Bolton. Sure, Bolton is a lunatic hawk, but he's not even popular with the GOP. This Hail Mary pass will fall 15 yards from the end zone.
2/ #Emoluments, baby! The courts ruled this week that the case against Trump violating the Emoluments Clause can proceed. Have fun in court, dickweed!
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THREAD: Why Mueller Already Matters, and Everything Helps. :
Mueller has put the @NRA on notice they are investigating Russian money laundering through them. So:

Russia ==> @NRA ==> @GOP ==> Trump, Inc.

The @NRA traitors have no plausible deniability
What does this mean? It means the funding sources the @GOP has used to prop up rancid puppets like Roy Moore and hoped to use for Arpaio is gone. It also means that the @GOP is no longer going to be able to keep their reverse laundromat:
@GOP ==> Trump, Inc ==> ??
Trump, Inc. has been absolutely voracious in getting money. From inappropriate spending at T properties (100% of it) to hats to overcharging the @GOP for basic services, stealing the money from the inauguration, plus the phony Innaug contributors.
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Trump: Day 371
-Draws Boos During Davos Q&A
-Doesn't Apologize 4 Racist Tweets
-Missed Economic Growth Targets
-Wants $716B in Defense Spending
-Needs $24M for New Refrigerators
-Ending Funding 4 Space Station
-Tracking License Plates Across US
-"Great Friend" Steve Wynn Under🔥
Day 476 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 326 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama. #fakenews #TrumpLies
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Trump: Day 369
-Demands $30B Ransom 4 His Wall
-Blindsided by Flynn Mtg w/Mueller
-"Would Love To" Talk Under Oath
-Allowed Dollar 2 Drop to 3 Year Low
-Stood Up by Group of Mayors
-Causing Rise in Laundry Appliances
-Interrupts Theresa May on Calls
-Skipping Town w/out Melania
Day 474 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 324 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama. #fakenews #TrumpLies
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Breaking: SDNY Grants Government's Motion to Dismiss in CREW v. Trump - "Lack of standing."… #Emoluments @SethBTillman
2/ The court indirectly addressed the argument advanced by @SethBTillman and me. Rather than accepting Plaintiffs' position that Foreign Emoluments Clause applies to *all* federal officials, Judge Daniels said it applies to "certain" officials.
3/ Though I am perplexed by Footnote 2. Judge Daniels wrote "Defendant has conceded that he is subject to the Foreign Emoluments Clause." The government said the *exact* opposite "the government has not conceded that the President is subject to the FEC." DOJ should correct this.
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At the risk of being called a party pooper, I'd like to remind #TheResistance that: 1. #TaxScamBill if anything GOP may now try to shove faster now, suppository style; 2. #NetNeutrality & #NationalMonuments are still in danger; 3. #infrastructure spending & many state services
have been cut to the bone; 4.#CorruptionMustDie & so does #nepotism, but both alive & well; 5. #NazisInAmerica & other hate group rampant, & there is no #GunControlNow or even serious discussion of it; 6. #StateDepartment is being decimated & deserted by many career ppl & that is
one of USA ramparts against isolation & a means to avoid wars; 7. worldwide US credibility, relevance & trustworthiness, even by staunch traditional allies, is at an all time low; 8. ppl whose only credentials are closeness to 45 are still in key positions & some have made wrong
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