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One year ago today, Donald Trump became only the 3rd President in US History to be Impeached. This was in part by all of you incredible #Resisters who called your Reps & those who were part of organizations like the #ImpeachmentTaskForce.
Even though in the end, Trump was Acquitted he, shall remain #ForeverImpeached. Now with him having been defeated by We The People, let us celebrate the fact we made the attempt back then to hold him accountable & that we proved our organization skills & #PeoplePower...
...which we then used to come together as a broadened #ResistanceCoalition, with some of us even putting country over preferred party, to defeat him in the Election. So once more, I’d like to wish you all a VERY Merry #Impeachmas!
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The Senate convenes now to try the President of the United States for impeachable offenses, namely, bribery to subvert the elections, and obstruction. #ImpeachAndRemoveTrump
The Republicans, under Mitch McConnell, will now try to set rules that will ram through a quick moot court without witnesses, in an historic first and a powerful gesture towards dictatorship #ImpeachedForLife
The rules would force the Democrats to present their case for twelve hours at a time and late into the midnight hours. Careful attention has been paid to make the procedure as visually boring as possible #ImpeachmentTrialRules #ImpeachedForLife
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Trump's White House wrote emails seeking *retroactive continuity* trying to cover-up their unlawful withholding of US security aid to Ukraine *after* learning of a whistleblower complaint to the CIA's general counsel.

In DC politics, I have heard Mick Mulvaney's after the fact attempts to build a rationale for Trump's decision to withhold Ukrainian security funds called a cover-up (it is) or "covering your ass."

It's an attempt to supply narrative continuity after the fact of the decision.
Retroactive continuity is best known from literature and entertainment plot writing by the term retcon.

Retcon or retconning is a "literary device in which the form or content of a previously established narrative is changed."…
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The thing about the now routine bombshell Friday news dumps of the Trump era is they always leave open the prospect of history repeating itself with another Saturday Night Massacre. 🙃…
The @GOP establishment needs to be prosecuted for defrauding the American people on Trump and Putin’s behalf for the last 4 YEARS. The entire party sits on a throne of lies and every corporate donor who supports them should be boycotted and protested relentlessly.
I’m old enough to remember this moment and I’d still very much like to know why they looked so horrified. The onion isn’t anywhere near finished peeling.… via @RawStory #RussianAsset
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Is “intense polarization” the new euphemism for fascism and White supremacy? 🧐
I loathe how folk are so gobsmacked about the GOP willfully jumping head first into treason, nullification of coequal checks/balances, and a Constitutional crisis as if the Confederate States of America and the Civil War never happened.
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@realDonaldTrump Since #MoscowMitch won’t let the Senate vote on any of the 400+ bills passed by @TeamPelosi, you probably don’t know anything about them

Let me help you out

BUT-get ready; it’s gonna take awhile

HR 259-Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019

@realDonaldTrump @TeamPelosi More bills from “Do Nothing Dems”

HR 271-Condemning the Trump Administration’s Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans’ Health Care
HR 986-Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions
HR 987-Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

@realDonaldTrump @TeamPelosi The “Do Nothing Dems” sure seem to be doing something to lower drug prices 🤔

HR 1520-Purple Book Continuity Act (bill aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs)
HR 1503-Orange Book Transparency Act of 2019 (bill aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs)

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A summary of the first week of #ImpeachmentHearings

Here are all the witnesses’ opening statements & key excerpts before the @HouseIntel committee in one thread.

William Taylor
George Kent
Marie Yovanovitch
David Holmes
Timothy Morrison
Jennifer Williams


William Taylor—Acting Ukraine Ambassador, Nov 13, 2019 Opening Statement:




George Kent—Deputy Asst SOS, EU & Eurasia, Nov 13, 2019 Opening Statement:



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Day 1 of Public #ImpeachmentHearings & the GOP members of the House Intelligence Committee covered themselves in ignominy.
Thought it might be a good time to do a THREAD of all Democratic Candidates running against them.

Democratic Candidates running against @DevinNunes #CA22

Phil Arballo
Bobby Bliatout
Dary Rezvani

Democratic Candidate running in #NY21 against @RepStefanik
Tedra Cobb

#Congress2020 #VoteBlue2020
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Scott Dworkin: In 2016 we'd filed a report with the DOJ about the Trump Foundation. We've seen in the past Trump pays some kind of fine.
@Funder @TheDemCoalition #ImpeachmentTaskForce
@funder @TheDemCoalition Scott Dworkin: The witnesses will probably testify in the same order they did for the private hearings.
Rick: The hearings begin next week.
@Funder @TheDemCoalition #ImpeachmentTaskForce
@funder @TheDemCoalition Scott Dworkin: It's not even a quid pro quo--it's extortion, it's bribery. Even the stall of military aid, the things they need for defense.
@Funder @TheDemCoalition #ImpeachmentTaskForce
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This is my #Republicans are so full of shit thread. Long, but I hope you read!

Lie #1 - The Dems want to undo the election.
Reality: #Trump has broken every ethical/legal norm. He is a clear and present danger to the national security of US and needs to be removed.

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Lie #2 - The timing is meant to influence the 2020 election.
Reality: The WH is obstructing to make #impeachment as drawn out as possible. Also, the GOP doesn't care AT ALL about Russian influence in 2016.

Lie #3 - The Whistleblower needs to come forward and testify.
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Reality: GOP established current whistleblower protections and for good reason. They can, but NEVER have to testify. It's like a person seeing a fire, calling it in, and then the fire dept refusing to put it out until they speak to the caller.

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1. “A growing number of Republican senators consider acknowledging Trump’s quid pro quo on Ukraine. In this shift in strategy to defend Trump, these Republicans are insisting that the president’s action was not illegal and does not rise to the level of an impeachable offense” Uh
2. “Energy Secretary Rick Perry expected to testify in impeachment inquiry
Perry, who told Trump he would resign by the end of the year, is expected to testify Wednesday.” A Cabinet member who will quit at the end of the year. Getting close to the big guy.
3. Adam Schiff says “Every Member of Congress will have to answer: is soliciting foreign interference in our elections acceptable? The answer must be no. Americans decide American elections.” Are Republicans American? 3 points h/t @washingtonpost #ImpeachmentTaskForce
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Decorated @USArmy veteran LTC Alexander Vindman plans to tell @HouseDemocrats that he heard @realDonaldTrump ask #Ukraine’s president to investigate @JoeBiden, and reported it to a superior out of what he called a “sense of duty.”

What a hero!🇺🇸…
🔥Vindman—the 1st WH official to testify who listened in on the July 25 #Ukrainegate call—is the TOP #Ukraine expert on the NSC and raised internal objections TWICE about how Trump and his cronies were treating #Ukraine.

Vindman: “I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a US citizen...I realized that if #Ukraine pursued an investigation into the Bidens and Burisma it would likely be interpreted as a partisan play” that would HURT #Ukraine.

To help TRUMP.🤬
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🚨BREAKING: Democratic presidential campaigns targeted by #Russia🇷🇺on Instagram were UNAWARE until Facebook announced it publicly—with NO forewarning by FB or the government.

Trump has NO strategy to combat it, because he NEEDS it to win.🤬

“Democratic campaign officials said they were stunned to **learn from media reports** that their candidates had been potentially affected and wondered why they had not been briefed by Facebook or law enforcement.”

Yeah, why weren’t they forewarned?🤔…
Many of the #Russian🇷🇺accounts set their location to **swing states** critical to the 2020 election.

🚨Red alert to friends in #Florida, #Wisconsin, #Michigan, #Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. These #Russian posers are coming for us.🤬…
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💪 @SpeakerPelosi issued this statement on House Republicans’ attempt to censure Chairman @RepAdamSchiff (thread).

#ImpeachmentTaskForce 1/
Chairman Schiff is a great American patriot. Our country is extremely well-served by his serious, smart & strategic leadership to protect our elections, national security & democracy – which sadly stands in stark contrast to Republicans in the Congress who cover up the truth, 2/
“...look the other way when the President invites foreign governments to interfere in our elections and vote against legislation to secure the ballot from foreign attacks. 3/
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CALL these Dem Senators & ask them why they enable Trump’s #UkraineExtortion to skew our 2020 election by being against #Impeachment

AL @SenDougJones 202-224-4124
AZ @SenatorSinema 202-224-4521
CA @SenFeinstein 202-224-3841…
CALL these Dem Senators & ask them why they enable Trump’s #UkraineExtortion to skew our 2020 election by being against #Impeachment

DE @SenatorCarper 202-224-2441
NH @SenatorHassan 202-224-3324
NH @SenatorShaheen 202-224-2841…
CALL these Dem Senators & ask them why they enable Trump’s #UkraineExtortion to skew our 2020 election by being against #Impeachment

NJ @SenatorMenendez 202-224-4744
NV @SenJackyRosen 202-224-6244
RI @SenJackReed 202-224-4642…
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1/16 It has begun. The GOP is spinning that the sole transcript Trump says he will release is more important than the #WhistleblowerComplaint as a tactic to insist everything should ride on this one supposed piece of evidence.

#ImpeachTrump #ImpeachmentParty #UkraineTranscript
2/16 All reports indicate this was a months-long conspiracy Trump and Giuliani were engaged in, subverting & bypassing officials who tried to stop them.

A single call does not BEGIN to give an accurate depiction of the events that lead up to this.…
3/16 And Trump already has a shady history with releasing information.

Forget the obvious like his tax returns, school grades, and secret meetings with Putin.

Actually, a reminder of those secret meetings:
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