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#BREAKING:Now #CNN reports that #WhiteHouse officials MOVED communications between #Trump and several world leaders, incl the Ukrainian leader, to a DIFFERENT COMPUTER NETWORK. Folks,...

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(1) Who are these👆👆WH officials (2) why did they move the records (3) On whose orders were they acting (4) Did they violate PR Act......Folks, MOST #CORRUPT admin
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It would appear it's up to me to state the obvious. This article and tweet is a pile of Schitt.. reut.rs/2Cubkyv
If you've followed the case and who hasn't?#EmolumentsClause you know the case was dismissed ~ Why yes, mad democrats have appealed it to the 4th Circuit court. It does NOT change this pertinent fact:
"The Trump Organization, the president’s company now run by his sons, has pledged to donate to the U.S. Treasury profits that its hotels make from foreign governments...
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Read the #MuellerReport! Here @SUR_Missouri, we have finished reading the report. Here are our major takeaways. @EvanMcMullin @mindyfinn @StandUpRepublic - THREAD:
Freedom of the press saved us from much worse. Mueller repeatedly details how the Trump Campaign avoided more contacts with Putin surrogates and bolder attempts to obstruct justice precisely because the media reported so many accurate details of what they were already doing.
Trump himself refused to answer/did not recalls answers for the vast majority of questions. He didn’t answer ANY questions about obstruction of justice. He refused to be interviewed at all—all answers were written, surely by Trump’s lawyers, & clearly to avoid revealing truth.
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Trump: Day 786
-#StPatricksDay Unhinged Rant
-Keeps Trampling on McCain's Grave
-Threatens Saturday Night Live Again
-Implores Fox Return Judge Jeanine
-Lashes Out at 3 Fox News Anchors
-Blames Autoworkers 4 Plant Closure
-Flip-Flops on Syrian Troop Withdraw
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Day 891 since Donald Trump *bragged* and joked about sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 742 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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"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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1. There is a recurrent trend on the #25thAmendment that I view as likely Russian influence propaganda. I conclude anyone with even minimal understanding of the Constitution knows that removal under the 25th for reasons that would fall under impeachment power is idiotic.
2. To impeach @POTUS @SpeakerPelosi needs ~218 votes presently. She likely has ~230 if current impeachment case was really teed up.
To invoke the 25th, first ~8 misfit toys in Trump Cabinet must grow a spine and @VP Sycophant agree. Then if Trump resists #Pelosi needs 286 votes.
3. So where there is any political resistance to removal, the 25th is much harder than impeachment. The 25th is really for the circumstances of a massive stroke that has the president in a coma. The signed document would likely end it. Congress unlikely to ever meet to vote.
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1/ .@SethBTillman and I filed two new briefs in the #EmolumentsClause litigation in the 4th Circuit.
2/ In the Official Capacity case (In re Donald Trump), we explained that this case cannot proceed as an official- or individual-capacity action. Furthermore, the federal courts lack equitable jurisdiction. drive.google.com/open?id=1ZAJt5…
3/ In the Individual Capacity case (MD and DC v. Trump), we pointed out that the District Court committed plain error concerning President Washington's historical practices drive.google.com/open?id=1INnFM…
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Trump: Day 642
-Numerous Explosive Devices Mailed
-Insists on Using Unsecured iPhone
-Made 170 False Claims in One Week
-DOW Plunges Another 608 Points
-DOJ Sz Trans Can Be Discriminated
-Zervos’s Defamation Suit Advances
-Holds His 38th Rally Since Election
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Day 747 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 598 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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It's clear Trump seeks to provide cover for Saudi's brutal murder of WaPo journalist Jamal #Khashoggi.

The question is, why?

As is the case with almost all of Trump's actions, the answer lies with personal self-interest, greed & corruption. /1
We can't understand the situation w/o knowing about Saudi domestic politics.

Crown Prince MBS holds de facto power; the King is senile.

The New Yorker asked, "In his work w/the WH, is MBS driving out extremism, or merely seizing power for himself?" /2
newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
MBS seeks to cast himself as a reformer; a modern monarch who can liberalize Saudi. The truth isn't so benign.

A source w/deep knowledge of Saudi politics told us, "His initiatives have been in the right direction, but he's ruthless & the rule of law isn't on his radar." /3
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The Saudi Crown Prince ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, journalist and US resident, at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. US intel knew about the danger and did not warn him.

Our President’s business ties to the Saudis are worth more than an American life. #EmolumentsClause
Khashoggi’s body was dismembered with bone saws to dispose of it.

US Intel had word of the planned murder and did nothing to warn Kkashoggi. No statement from the WH condemning the murder.

This is what lack of leadership looks like. Are you furious?

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The #EmolumentsClause is meant to protect us from Gov officials prioritizing their wealth above American lives.

GOP thinks a Pres with wealth entangled in foreign nations is good. Tell it to the family of an American sawed up by them.

Your life means nothing to then. #BeAVoter
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Trump: Day 582
-150th Day at a Trump Golf Club
-193rd Day at a Trump Property
-John McCain Dies at Age of 81
-Doesn't Regret Mocking J. McCain
-Increases Attacks on Jeff Sessions
-Draws a Blue Stripe on U.S. Flag
-3 Executive Orders Struck Down
-528 Migrant Kids Remain Separated
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Day 687 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 539 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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🌻Sunflower🌻

Meadows & Jordan introduce a resolution calling for the impeachment of DAG Rosenstei

Trump must face Emoluments suit re DC hotel profits.

“Emoluments” could apply to 45 that cd cover any bus trans w/ foreign gov’t where 45 derived a “profit, gain or advantage.”
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Blumenthal: “Secretary Pompeo (Sunflower)is flippant, even belligerent, in evading & interrupting my colleagues’ questions. It has been 9 days since the Helsinki Summit & still no answers.”

Did Trump propose paying ‘cash’ for Karen McDougal’s story?
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Emoluments lawsuit against Trump includes profits from private trans, even those involving services given or traded at fair market value.

BBC to Sean Spicer: "You have corrupted discourse for the entire world by going along with these lies
Spicy’s sad legacy
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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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1/ Most important parts of Judge Messitte's ruling today in the #EmolumentsClause case are (i) the purposive test he applies on pp. 38-39 (emolument=thing of value that has realistic "potential to unduly influence a public official," thereby . . .

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2/... thereby excluding most de minimis things); and (ii) his alternative holding in fns. 14 & 44 that even under DOJ's original "because of holding office" test, plaintiffs would win if they prove their allegations (something I discussed here: takecareblog.com/blog/how-the-d…)
3/ Also, and importantly, because the case is still in a preliminary posture, no word yet from the judge on what the remedy would be if plaintiffs prevail.
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Fifteen out of Nineteen 9/11 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia.

Know why Saudi Arabia isn’t included on Trump’s #MuslimBan? This isn’t about terrorism. Trump has businesses there.

This is why the #EmolumentsClause exists. He’s continuing to profit off the presidency. Unchecked
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Reminder: Trump brokered a $350 Billion Weapons deal to Saudi Arabia in May 2017
👉cnbc.com/2017/05/20/us-…

During that same visit, Ivanka, in attendance in an official capacity, received $100 Million “gift to a fund" from Saudi Arabia.
👉nydailynews.com/news/politics/…
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August ‘17: Saudi Arabia moved to dismiss the lawsuit against them holding them accountable for the 9/11 attacks.
👉aljazeera.com/amp/news/2017/…

Oct 2017: Trump’s SIL & senior adviser Jared Kushner took an unannounced visit to SA - his third trip in 2017.
👉politico.com/story/2017/10/…
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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
propublica.org/article/whoops…
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
usatoday.com/story/news/201…
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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