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Lev Parnas Ex-Giuliani Associate Is Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Campaign Finance Scheme

Parnas conspired to funnel money from a Russian oligarch to candidates as part of an influence-buying scheme

“‘Mr. Parnas was at the center of three criminal schemes,’ Judge Oetken said, adding that Mr. Parnas had behaved in ways that ‘erode confidence’ in the #ElectoralSystem.…
“After his arrest, other details of Parnas’s life emerged. He acknowledged participating in an effort by Giuliani to pressure Ukrainian ofcls to investigate President Biden while he was a leading Democratic presidential candidate.…
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🧵🧐 We seem be witnessing a Trump family member walk away with billions after selling out Yemen, Khashoggi, armaments deals, and the US to KSA -- with virtually NO questions from Congress or the mainstream media.

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🧵As the New York Times notes, it was Kushner who became Prince Mohammed bin Salman's (MBS) most important defender inside the White House.

🧵That MBS who the Wall Street Journal reports is now moving his country closer to Russia and China in order to harm our democracy and Democratic administration.

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Corporate Rate Increase Would Make Taxes Fairer, Help Fund Equitable Recovery

Report Shows Raising Taxes On Corporations Will NOT Slow Recovery


1) Raising taxes on corporations would make the tax code more progressive while helping to generate the revenue needed to help finance investments that would promote an equitable recovery

2) The dramatic corporate tax cuts of 2017 provided few benefits to the economy in general and to low- and middle-income households

3) Raising corporate taxes by a modest amount will not undermine the economic recovery and, in fact... make the economy stronger

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Invisible company owned by Rudy Giuliani got taxpayer-backed #PPP money — but where did it go?

#Giuliani's payroll company got a PPP loan from a Trump-friendly bank — but lists no employees.

Was it fraud?

Either #Giuliani directly employs a number of people through this unknown company, and pays them substantial salaries, or the company misrepresented its finances to the government when it applied for the loan — which would likely constitute fraud, a felony.

#PPP coronavirus relief package, was awarded on April 28 to a company called #WorldCapitalPayrollCorp., a registered "S Corp" headquartered at 445 Park Avenue in Manhattan.

Records show that the company received between $150,000 and $350,000 in taxpayer-backed federal funds
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Speaking of trolls… #Russia's siloviki amassed a vast slush fund under Putin to serve both personal greed & geopolitical strategy. Following the money, new book by Catherine Belton shows how Russians plundered Russian businesses & continue to corrupt western govts & leaders.
“It looks like the whole of US politics is for sale,” a former senior Russian banker tells Belton. “We believed in western values… But it turned out everything depended on money, and all these values were pure hypocrisy.”

#PutinsPeople #GOPCorruption
#VoteBlue #SaveUSDemocracy
Kremlin black cash is like a dirty atomic bomb…Russian money & influence are pernicious threats to the West… Social inequality left us wide open to Russia’s aggressive new tactics fueling far right & far left
—Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia & Then Took on the West
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Dems: We want to increase SS payments
Reps: No
D's: We want guarantees for sick pay
R's: No
D's: We want to know which corporations get bailout money
R's: No
D's:We'd like to prevent companies from using the money to buy back stock
R's: No
D's: Money for all families?
R's: No

D's: Focus on hospitals and healthcare workers?
R's: No
D's: Some kind of oversight?
R's: No
D's: ...
R's: Ok. The bill is done. Vote for it now mkay?
D's: No
R's: The Democrats have irresponsibly obstructed our attempts to provide relief to the American people!!!

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After a 3 day weekend & 5 days of public statements about all the things they would do to help, McConnell's Senate floated a bill that had few (if any) of the protections that were promised.

The protections they did include had no guarantees, could be overridden by the executive branch, and in some cases didn't require any auditing, transparency, or allow oversight until *after* the 2020 election.

Democrats, predictably, killed the bill as expected, giving the GOP an avenue to shift blame and rewrite history by claiming the Democrats are playing politics and obstructing solutions while people are dying.

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Ok so call the Coronavirus a "hoax." Keep beating the drum about the annual flu death numbers across all conservative platforms. Put a guy who barely believes in science in charge of everything, assisted by two guys whose biggest concern is the stock market.

Then, as long as fewer people die from the Coronavirus than the flu this year, any measures taken are a "success." If/when life, panic, and supply chains stabilize, blame the Dems and the media for blowing the problem out of proportion and spooking the markets.

And if it does spiral out of control, blame Pence and the Democrats for not doing more, drop Pence from the 2020 ticket, and campaign on the Dems failire to help mitigate the problem.

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The facts of an impeachable offense by Trump - A Thread:

Col. Vindman testified that he witnessed EU Amb. Sondland informing Ukrainian representatives that a White House meeting would be predicated on the announcement of "investigation into 2016, the Bidens, & Burisma."

Acting Ukraine Ambassador, William Taylor, testified to witnessing EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland report that Trump insisted Zelinsky "go to a microphone and say he is opening investigations of 'Biden and 2016 election interference.'"

EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland did not dispute these claims, when asked under oath.

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@SpeakerPelosi He's attempting to be a dictator!! I truly believe that he premeditated his actions as President for decades. He planned all the ways he'd be able to take advantage of his position. Why you guys aren't ending this is beyond all logic!?! You're allowing him to be above law!!!...
@SpeakerPelosi ...Had this been anyone else with all these investigations, and blatant wrongdoings happening right in front of our eyes, they'd a been LONG GONE!!! Seriously, replace any of the headlines or investigations that have Trump's name, with the name Obama, and shit would've hit the...
@SpeakerPelosi a long time ago!!! Never have we had these forms of scandal and obvious wrongdoings in the history of the Presidency. Yet somehow, America is allowed to continue on as a circus!?! At this point, Trump is not the only one that is doing injustice towards the American...
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So Mr. Trump is visiting the beautiful Dakotas and the ego fluffing rallying continues without pause. Just like yesterday, Trump will continue his rants and attacks on the media and spread lies about Democrats./1 #TrumpEgoRallies #CultureOfCorruption #Cult45
But here's what know he won't do or say: address the real issues facing hard-working North and South Dakota families. He will also fail to talk about the continued #Republican war on health care coverage for 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions./2 #GOPCorruption
30,100: North Dakotans that would have lost health coverage by 2026 under the #GOP House-passed #Trumpcare bill./3 #ProtectOurCare #CultureOfCorruption #GOPGreed
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Democrats Fight #GOP Culture of Corruption to Make Washington Work for the People/1 #VoteBlue2018 #Midterms #Democrats #DemsWork4USA #WhyIVoteDemocrat It’s a vintage button with a donkey kicking an elephant saying “Kick out Depression with a Democratic Vote”
This week’s indictment of #GOP Congressman Chris Collins shines a stark light on the rampant culture of corruption and self-enrichment among #Republicans in Washington today/2 #Collins #CorruptGOP #SwampThings
..and the story continues to widen as reporters unearth at least six other #GOP current and former Members of Congress who have recently owned or sold stock in Innate Immunotherapeutics, the Australian company at the center of the arrest of Rep. Collins./3 #GOPCORRUPT #Collins
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JC “You can smell the #GOPCorruption from the growing insider trading scandal a mile from the Potomac.

Word on the street is that up to a dozen Republican members of Congress will be implicated, w/ HUGE implications for the midterm elections.”

It’s Time for Trump Voters to Face the Bitter Truth

Pisarsky was Butina’s point of contact for the Nikolaev money, the face of the financing. He essentially acted like he was distributing grant money.

Nunes accidentally revealed his master plan to everyone🤗

GOP elected a potus who promised to drain the swamp instead, Timp has presided over extraordinary levels of utter corruption putting policies, access & influence up for sale to the highest bidder.

FFS! Goodlatte set to issue Steele dossier subpoenas 🙄
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CT: “Trump (and some adult family) negotiated a deal with the Saudis and the Emiratis for 3.6 billion to get rid of Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions. The payment was made in two installments. The first last year and the second earlier in 2018”


"Trump has seethed to confidants that he views the Manafort charges as “a warning shot” from Mueller. He has told those close to him that as he watches the courtroom proceedings, he fears that Donald Trump Jr. could at some point be the one on trial"


China just tested a new hypersonic weapon – clear warning shot across the bow to the US

China ‘moves to limit US influence’ in South China Sea code negotiations

Rogue message in Chinese broadcast over intercom at a National Weather Service center
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#GOPComplicit incumbents represent their donors over constituents.

🇺🇸All states have a moment
🔴All #GOPTraitors have a thread
💵Top donors tagged to rep(s)
📰Negative news in each thread

🔎from:batmanresist ST## / STSEN

Hold them accountable for their actions.
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This Republican control over all parts of our government defies comparison. On second thought, it feels like a Biblical punishment..Remember the 10 Plagues of Egypt?
#RepublicanPlague #CrimesAgainstHumanity #RiseUp
First, the waters of the land of Egypt were to be turned into blood....
The Clean Water Rule protected smaller bodies of water, like streams and wetlands, from discharges of all kinds of pollutants. But not anymore: #RepublicanPlague #CleanWaterAct
The EPA has delayed implementation for 2 years as the agency “clarifies” (read: eliminates)the rule.The decision is a clear gift to industrial polluters who loudly protested the reg in 2015 & GOP lawmakers who have falsely claimed the rule regulates “puddles on private property.” Large freighter ship spilled red and yellow toxic sludge into waterway. People in small boats float on the spill.
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6 Months After GOP Tax Scam for the Rich, House Republicans Target Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions/1
#ProtectOurCare #PreExistingConditions #GOPTaxScam
6 months ago, House Republicans passed their Tax Scam for the rich, which ransacked the future of our children to hand massive handouts to big corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent./2 #GOPTaxScam #GOPCorruption #GOPGreed
Now, the GOP’s true cynicism is on full display, as Republicans are using the tax scam’s attacks on key ACA provisions to justify a lawsuit to destroy protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions./3 #ProtectOurCare #PreExistingConditions #GOPTaxScam
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