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#BREAKING: TRUMP DIRECTED COHEN TO LIE TO CONGRESS.

He told Cohen to give FALSE testimony about building a Trump Tower Moscow, aka the Moscow Project.

There's a reason Mueller had Cohen plead guilty to THIS crime.

It's #WitnessTampering + #Obstruction.
buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonl…
#WATCH: Barr said a President suborning perjury would be #Obstruction.

Q: "A president persuading a person to commit perjury would be obstruction. Is that right?"

Barr: "Yes."

Q: "...a president...convincing a witness to change testimony would be obstruction...?"

Barr: "Yes."
#REDFLAG: Mueller's Office takes the rare step of PUSHING BACK on Buzzfeed News' reporting.

They seem to dispute the "description" and "characterization" of corroborating documents and testimony in the article.

But not necessarily the central premise...

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#FTR: ALL THESE STORIES HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON.

1/ Trump stands by the Saudi Crown Prince MBS who MURDERED Jamal Khashoggi, his perceived POLITICAL ENEMY, and a U.S. Resident.

And now, Trump smeared Khashoggi as an "enemy of state," without evidence.
washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/…
2/ Trump has been looking into handing over U.S. Resident Fetullah Gulen — Turkish Autocrat Erdogan's perceived POLITICAL ENEMY, who he calls a "terrorist" — to Turkey to prosecute (and likely kill) w/o evidence...

...to appease Turkey and cover for MBS.
nbcnews.com/politics/natio…
3/ In July, Trump thought it was an 'incredible offer" to hand over U.S. Resident and former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul — Autocrat Vladamir Putin's perceived POLITICAL ENEMY — to Russia for interrogation and potential prosecution, without evidence.
washingtonpost.com/news/morning-m…
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#FTR: Nixon WH Counsel, John Dean, is pretty much universally considered a hero in the Watergate scandal.

While he wasn't an angel, his cooperation ultimately led to Nixon's impeachment and resignation.

Hmm, I wonder why Trump would call him a "RAT" and view him negatively...?
#FLAG: Trump invokes McCarthyism, while hurling unfounded accusations at Democrats and the Special Counsel.

He claims he demands transparency, while his White House lies at every turn.

When he says "many lives have been ruined," he's setting up pardons.
#FLAG: Trump and the Right Wing often say "No Collusion...except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats."

It's a repeated counter-narrative about the FusionGPS commissioned #SteeleDossier, claiming it's collusion.

It's been debunked. But truth isn't truth.
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We all saw this coming when Trump bragged about his multi-hundred billion dollar arms deal with the Saudis, shortly after taking office.

I hate to say it, but the U.S. has sadly been complicit in what has been described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
In May, Trump signs a "tremendous" $110B arms deal with Saudi Arabia. #YEMEN

abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump…
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#FLAG: I don't want to read too far into it, but for the jury in the Manafort trial to be asking for the definition of "reasonable doubt," after one day of deliberation, is concerning, at least for me...
#TBH: I hate to say this, but I've been skeptical of this jury from the beginning.

How are there 12 individuals in the Alexandria, Virginia area (just outside of D.C.) who had never heard of Paul Manafort?

Either they are particularly ignorant individuals, or someone's lying...
#FTR: If Justice is not served at the conclusion of this trial...

No one is more to blame than Judge Ellis.
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#TRUTHBOMB: You've heard it a million times.

"There was No Collusion except with the Democrats and Russia!"

It's an often-repeated right-wing counter-narrative pointing to the FusionGPS commissioned #SteeleDossier.

Here's why they're full of it and how to counter it.

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#FLAG: Trump defenders say if it's illegal to get "opposition research" from a foreign national...

...then the Democrats are guilty of it, because they commissioned Christopher Steele, a former British spy and UK national, to gather intel that became the #SteeleDossier.

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#FLAG: Let's look at the specific law...

52 USC 30121 - It's illegal to solicit, accept, or receive a contribution (opposition research) or donation of money or other thing of value from a foreign national in connection with an election.

But the fact is. STEELE WAS PAID.

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#FTR: That's exactly what #TPP did.

But, of course, Trump pulled us out, instead of renegotiating from within.
#REMEMBER: In January, Trump essentially admitted pulling out of #TPP was a mistake...

China's influence has only grown ever since.

#FTR: Trump has relentlessly attacked our ally Justin Trudeau personally for Canada's trade policy in regards to Dairy.

But of course, that issue was resolved in the #TPP.

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As everyone applauds Republican Rep. Will Hurd tonight...

Remember, he's on the House Intelligence Committee. He's voted with Nunes and the GOP on each and every measure, including on their sham "Russia Investigation" findings and today's vote against subpoenaing the translator.
#FTR: We should applaud Republicans who break from Trump and their party.

At the same time, we should be aware of their actions, and how, even as recently as today, they contradict their words.

We must encourage them to take those words and turn them into concrete action.
We should welcome Rep. Hurd's words and encourage matching action.

I've feared we wouldn't see Republicans like Sen. Edward Brooke — the first (of many that followed) to break w/ the GOP and call for Nixon's resignation.

I hope those fears are unfounded.
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#REDFLAG: TRUMP ATTACKS NATO ALLIES AHEAD OF SUMMIT.

Continues to do Putin's bidding.
#FTR: The ONLY time in NATO's history where a member country invoked Article 5's collective defense which says that an attack on one ally is an attack on all...

...was by the United States after 9/11.

The United States benefits from NATO. All allies do.
#RELATED: JUST YESTERDAY, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called upon NATO to refocus on the threat Russia poses and defending its alliance.

24 hours later, Trump launches his attack on NATO.

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Yes you did...three days ago.

It failed. You had no sway.
Umm...
At least delete the tweet that directly disproves your lie...
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#FTR: NORTH KOREA HAS NOT AGREED TO DENUCLEARIZATION.

They have just stated that they're suspending nuclear and ballistic missile testing...which they had done in practice for months.

THE FACT THAT TRUMP DOES NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE SHOULD CONCERN EVERY AMERICAN AND OUR ALLIES.
TRUMP WANTS A "WIN" SO BADLY, HE'LL MAKE A HORRIBLE DEAL.

In suggesting that North Korea has made large concessions prior to this summit...HE'S PUT US IN A WEAK POSITION AT THE NEGOTATIATING TABLE.

They can now claim they've already taken drastic action.
#RELATED: My other big concern with Trump's idea of "diplomacy."

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