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From Bill Svelmoe, history prof. at Notre Dame.

A few thoughts on #AmyConeyBarrett

- She's a done deal. Dems shouldn't waste time attacking her character, or her religion, or on how she will vote on hypothetical cases.
The #PeopleofPraise isn't a cult. I've had half a dozen of their kids in my classes... these have been among the best students I've ever had. Extremely bright. Careful critical thinkers. Wonderful writers. I loved having them in class. So don't go after the People of Praise.
By all accounts Barrett walks on water. I've had that in a roundabout way from people I know at Notre Dame, including from folks as liberal as me, who actually look forward to seeing her on the court. I have no first hand knowledge of her, but take the above for what you will.
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Sondland (witness) was recalled.
Vindman (witness) was removed.
Vindman's twin brother (not a witness) was removed.
Earthquake aid to Puerto Rico was vetoed.
An emoluments case was thrown out on a technicality.

Hunter Biden's financial records were given to GOP members of Congress by the Treasury.
Trump said he intends to continue holding rallies after he wins in 2020.
He falsely accused Pelosi, Schumer and Schiff of committing crimes.

New Yorkers have been excluded from the "Trusted Traveler" programs.
Former GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was labeled a "Democratic Asset."
Trump retweeted a Ted Cruz rant labeling "the left" as anti-semitic.

All this since his acquittal. 48 hours ago.

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Listen LIVE TODAY: @BrianFrosh and I are back in court to stop Pres. Trump from brazenly violating the Constitution and using his office for personal gain.

🗓Thursday, Dec. 12
⏰9:00am ET
💻Via @cspan:

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@BrianFrosh @cspan LIVESTREAM COMING UP: Our #emoluments hearing before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has concluded and we will be streaming a press conference shortly on our Facebook page (DCOAG): Image
@BrianFrosh @cspan TUNE IN: @BrianFrosh and I are answering questions about the latest developments in our fight to stop Pres. Trump from violating the Constitution:
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(Note: If you're offended by someone refusing to cheerlead for #Pelosi and Dem leaders, I'd suggest you avoid this thread.)

Let's break it down. We've had weeks of #ImpeachmentHearings to "inquire" about what Trump FREELY admitted on October 3.

And these hearings came after months of Dem leaders refusing to #ImpeachTrump for:

Torturing migrant kids.

Violating the #EmolumentsClause.

Assaulting the First Amendment.

Obstructing justice with #Mueller.

Inciting #WhiteSupremacist terrorism.

Apparently #Pelosi's brilliant "long game" was to give Trump a pass on ALL his numerous egregious abuses of power, and to wait for a #whistleblower to magically appear.

And the ultimate offense was not kidnapping brown children, but coming for #Biden.
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I'm also trying 2 make plain that what even Mattis was trying 2 push that "both sides do that" is GOP trying 2 survive but if we buy that BS out of repetition we're doomed. DNC did NOT side w/Russia, or try 73+ times 2 repeal Obamacare, or give #TaxScamForRich, or protect 45
aka #TraitorInChief come Hell or high water, did NOT insert judges on USC whose main qualification was being right-wing zealots, did NOT condone conspiracy theories pushed by WH on all media leading to hatred & violence, did NOT block Muller Investigation & the appoint Barr to
complete the process, did NOT keep in power an unfit, deranged man who betrayed allies fm @NATO to #Kurds to SoKo/Japan, EU, Ukraine; did NOT use quid pro quo to blackmail a weak ally 2 get dirt & help Russia in the process, did NOT say they were going to block ANYTHING Obama put
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Hes like a toddler learning how the world works. Toddlers break every rule until they have two feet planted in the world of laws and social niceties. Trump never reached that stage in his development.
He’s still a toddler begging for limits.
Only remedy? Limits!
The MSM normalize him each time they talk as if he actually cares about a Wall or talking heads debate the need for a wall&each time they parse his words to make them make sense. His words are worthless pablum spit out by a man baby who cares for nothing but himself.
He does not plan anything. He has no self control. He does what he wants when he wants with no thought to consequences. He’s our #ToddlerinChief
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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,...

#TheResistance #Ukrainegate #CNN #MSNBC #FoxNews #Yahoo #Google #ThursdayThoughts #FBRParty
(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..
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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Having a hard time coming up with a headline for today's @1100Penn other than "Holy shit, last night."

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@1100Penn TIL: Trump Cafe in Trump Tower NYC's menu today includes Mr. Trump’s Mother’s Meatloaf
Last night we witnessed peak synergy between the Trump Organization, administration, and campaign when @realDonaldTrump visited his D.C. hotel to separately address donors to a joint fundraising committee and White House staffers.

Via @1100Penn
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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
Day 891 since Donald Trump *bragged* and joked about sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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…
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…
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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.…
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…
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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
Day 747 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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…
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?…
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
Day 687 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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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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.”

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?

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 . . .…
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:…)
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
Reminder: Trump brokered a $350 Billion Weapons deal to Saudi Arabia in May 2017

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

Oct 2017: Trump’s SIL & senior adviser Jared Kushner took an unannounced visit to SA - his third trip in 2017.
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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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