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Please amplify this short thread so media and Dem leadership see it. Can’t look at #Ukraine as a one-off. Trump has basically reduced the US Government to a family business with loyal kleptocrats. Giuliani not the only problem. Kushner too is freelancing against US interests 1/
#WhistleblowerComplaint says Ukraine is not first instance of hiding communications. We already know the Saudi interactions kept US embassy officials out of the loop and even used MBS’ security instead of ours. No ears to listen. What’sApp for texts 2/
Crime bosses use family to (usually) protect each other. Fixers like #Giuliani and #MichaelCohen play roles. But if you want to corrupt the entire government apparatus, you need apparatchiks who will play along. These people might not get confirmed. Voilà - “acting” appointees 3/
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#Giuliani's 20 years ties with Russian and Ukrainian organized crime, top officials and secret services (all three are a conglomerate in Putin's mafia state). It didn't start now. See more in this thread. #impeachment #TrumpImpeachment #UkraineScandal
#Trump's 30 years of ties with Russian organized crime, top officials and secret services (same, see above). #impeachment #ImpeachmentHearings #ImpeachTrumpNow ☝️👇
#Kavanaugh's appointment and 30 years of back to Russia and Ukraine (USSR, ahem) with the Federalist Society, Fellowship Foundation, The National Breakfast Prayer, Russian Orthodox Church, and Chabad involvement
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@Cordicon @w_terrence Prince William and Harry may have met pedophile Jeffrey Epstein when they were children, new court documents appear to suggest…

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #Epstein #DarkToLight #GreatAwakening
@Cordicon @w_terrence Prince Andrew and his wife currently fleeing on a vacation in Spain in the wake of the Epstein suicide news…

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #Epstein #DarkToLight #GreatAwakening #PrinceAndrew
@Cordicon @w_terrence Pictures of Prince Andrew released of him at Epsteins NY mansion hiding behind the front door and checking for onlookers as young women come and go from the building…

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #Epstein #DarkToLight #GreatAwakening #PrinceAndrew
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OK, let's cut through the noise on impeachment.

First, let's state the obvious:

Donald Trump's entire presidency is an impeachable offense, an affront to basic human values, an insult to common sense and common decency, a threat to the rule of law.

The #MuellerReport found multiple instances where Trump obstructed—or attempted to obstruct—justice.

He has violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution by using the office to enrich himself and his family.

He coddles dictators while alienating allies.

Trump has repeatedly undermined the First Amendment (which he's sworn to defend) by inciting violence against the free press and calling them "enemies of the people."

His party has launched an unconstitutional assault on women’s reproductive rights and health.
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#RobertMueller will be testifying before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on July 17.

Here are some crucial questions that should be asked when he testifies (Thread 👇). | Article by Jeff Carlson @themarketswork…
1) Did #AttorneyGeneral Barr in any way misrepresent your 448-page report?

#Mueller failed to identify the grand jury info in the #MuellerReport. Barr noted that “it immediately meant that you know it was going to be a period of weeks before we could get the report out.”
2) Who actually wrote Volume I and Volume II of the #MuellerReport?

At this point, it isn’t known with certainty if #Mueller had any hand in writing the report directly, or if he simply served in an oversight capacity.
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News Analysis 🔎| The #MuellerReport appears to have been carefully worded by lawyers working under former #SpecialCounsel #RobertMueller, and perhaps #Mueller himself, in a manner designed to inflict political damage on President Donald Trump.

Thread 👇…
What makes these examples particularly notable is that access to the underlying material used in the #MuellerReport is extremely limited.

In instances where information is publicly available, they highlight inconsistencies, raising concerns that the report may be hiding more.
1) #Mueller's Selective Editing of Voicemail
Compare the quote in the #MuellerReport (img 1) to the full quote (img 2).

“…they changed the tenor and the contents of that conversation with [@GenFlynn lawyer] Robert Kelner.”

Read full report:…
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It stuns me that people purporting to be Democrats or "resisters" are still devoting their time to attacking @RepAOC. This is such a blatant embrace of GOP talking points. If you don't like change, you're in the wrong party. And if you can't Google the work she's done, be quiet.
If you claim to support @SpeakerPelosi, then assume she knew what she was doing when she put @RepAOC on major committees. Here's an example of AOC's skilled takedowns on the House floor:

Here's @RepAOC as the youngest person in House history to chair the House at Pelosi's behest:

AOC becomes the Speaker of the House — momentarily…
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In which Dmitri Peskov, press secretary for Vladmir Putin, invites Michael Cohen to attend an event in St. Petersburg to meet Medevev and/or Putin in May of 2016. #MichaelCohenTranscripts 1/
In which Michael Cohen testifies to HPSCI that Trump put $4-$5 million in fees he earned for "Battle of Billionaires" into foundation so it would not be counted as personal income - then would write checks from foundation as if were a bank account. #MichaelCohenTranscripts 2/
In which Michael Cohen testifies to HPSCI that much of Trump.Org financing came from private capital groups - including one run by Stephen Mnuchin.

Suddenly hisMnuchin's appointment at Treasury becomes more clear.

#MichaelCohenTranscripts 3/
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News Analysis 🔎 | The author of the #SteeleDossier told a @StateDept official that his client wanted allegations against Trump out before elections, and claimed #Russia had an agent planted in @DNC.

(Thread 👇)…
A recently released @StateDept memo revealed that #SteeleDossier author #ChristopherSteele met with Kathleen Kavalec, then-deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs, on Oct. 11, 2016—10 days prior to the @FBI obtaining a #FISA warrant on Carter Page.
Noted in a May 10 letter by Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC to @SecPompeo & IG #Horowitz: “Ms. Kavalec’s contacts with Steele may have been the most significant and memorialized communications with him by a U.S. government official prior to the issuance of the Carter Page FISA warrant.”
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Burden of Proof: a practical primer. I'm getting hecka tired of Trumpsters looking to #exonerate #Trump because the #MuellerReport didn't indict him of #collusion, #conspiracy, or #campaignfinanceviolations. This isn't a binary choice, there are levels, and Trump IS NOT at 0.
Some Evidence: The lowest level, a single piece of evidence that collusion or conspiracy occurred, though it can be explained away by other means but points the undisclosed meeting with Russian officials for example.
Reasonable Indications: Considering how the motivations and circumstances line up with the presented evidence though each could be explained away by other facts. Trump's long standing interest in a #TrumpTower in #Moscow and whispers of the existence of #Russian #Compromat.
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Days since @RepCummings promised accountability for #MichaelCohen’s lies: 34
Days since @RepCummings promised accountability for #MichaelCohen’s lies: 35
Days since @RepCummings promised accountability for #MichaelCohen’s lies: 36
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Epstein documents to be unsealed that would reveal the extent of the child sex trafficking he was involved in…

The real pain is coming bud

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #MEGA #GreatAwakening #DarkToLight
How many 'girls' were waiting for their return to the boat?
Who owned the boat?
What does a 'handler' procure?
Is the 'handler' [one of many] connected to Epstein?
Flight logs reveal many hidden artifacts.

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #MEGA #GreatAwakening #DarkToLight #Tony
Second photo seems to reinforce the Tony Podesta identification

We also have a 6th member of the party

Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton's husband

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #MEGA #GreatAwakening #DarkToLight #Tony #Chelse #Clinton #Bill
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When you bribe & cheat your child's way into college, you
🚨 brand them with your judgment they are incapable or unworthy on their own
🚨 prove to them their parent is a liar and a cheat, &
🚨 now their parents are indicted felons on charges every bit as serious as #MichaelCohen
Children learn more by actions and example than anything these people can ever say --no pleas will work 🚨
These parents have damaged their children--& unknown children from whom they stole legitimate opportunities--beyond measure.
Can anyone even imagine the SHAME the kids of these wealthy elitist snobs must feel now?
If only these parents had considered important things like Honesty,
Integrity, and Honor?
What a SHAME in every way & very serious crimes against many
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#Gunda REVEALED .. and they are not all #GOP I am trying to send a message to ‘makana maoli’ Punahou grad PBO et al. We need them fighting for the #Resistance and Our Democracy, even if they chose to do it behind the many doors he, Hillary and Joe have access to. @maddow
The message comes from @Billbrowder in this tweet (Think #Magnitsky Act) He shares a note and letter from a #Honolulu Reporter who was THUGGED in 2017 (#gunda) by VERY SAME #MobLawyer .. #Cooper he was smeared by @guardian @latimes
DID YOU SEE? The Lawyer did it on orders of Fake DEM @RepTulsiGabbard #GundaGabbard, and by doing it she OUTED herself as acting #mob in 2017. (We #LGBTQ all knew she was mob, because she was virulently #AntiGay, another #gunda #mob marker.) @huffpostqueer @newcivilrights
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1. This is everything! LMAO... brilliant! I'll explain my joy: Say you are a shady lawyer doing illegal things for a company and its top man. When you go to bill that company for those services, you don't bill them for illegal activities you did on their behalf.
2. You bill them for fabricated but "legit services" (fraud) and when they pay you for those "legit" but fraudulent services (also fraud) no one is the wiser. Unless you sue them for unpaid "services"...
3. Then all of those billed activities will be open to discovery AND every one of those "legit" activities will be scrutinized. And since SDNY and Mueller already have these crimes and since Cohen is already going to jail, he does not care
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"The sitting president of the United States financed an illegal cover-up from inside the White House…The president hosted a foreign leader in the Oval Office, then wrote a check. He haggled over legislation, then wrote a check. He traveled abroad, then wrote a check." So damning
This really shows the absurdity of DOJ policy NOT to indict a sitting president. The greater the evidence of criminality, the greater incentive a criminal POTUS has to stay in office. Trump may seek a 2d term as a result. Why EVER leave if being POTUS prevents legal exposure?!
🤯Trump paid #MichaelCohen $420,000—monthly checks—throughout 2017—signed by Jr, Weisselberg, sitting POTUS
+$130,000 to reimburse payment to keep Stormy silent
+$50,000 to manipulate online polls to inflate Trump’s business reputation
+$180,000 for Cohen's taxes
+$60,000 #bonus
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#BREAKING: @HouseJudiciary Committee kicks off investigation into Trump for obstruction, corruption & abuses of power w/ 1st document requests to 81 individuals & entities—a who’s who of RussiaGate—Peter Smith estate, Cambridge Analytica, Fabrizio, Calamari; NRA, Hicks, Reince…
@HouseJudiciary .@HouseJudiciary's massive doc requests can't even keep up with Trump's growing abuses of power. Add Gary Cohn to the 81. Trump pressed him to block ATT/Warner merger—to hurt CNN for critical reporting. Cancer grows if not removed. Impeachment inquiry is warranted & long overdue.
🛎 Ding Ding Ding 🛎 What are we up to, 83? Add Giuliani to @HouseJudiciary list of 81 document requests to individuals and entities inquiring into Trump’s abuse of power, corruption and obstruction of justice. #MichaelCohen #Pardon @RepJerryNadler #maddow
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1) @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
#QAnon drop No. 2912...
Here we have #POTUS via #Q issuing a call 2arms [ ! ]

It's time 4all, from #Anons 2the public at large & those that hold the keys 2the way forward 2act!
2) #QAnon drop No. 2912...
Well, it's certainly an uptick in the past rhetoric. Not just time 2end the #WitchHunt, but a delivered countdown w/T-minus 18 7 counting 2go!
Timing of the #DECLAS & more?
#DrainTheSwamp #LockEmUp ==> [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
3) #QAnon drop No. 2912...
🤔 This means kick the research efforts & release the findings across all platforms. Guessing create memes & release them2.
Schedule is 4the 18th March 2019 & I must note that would make tomorrow 17 days 2go.

Will it be #Q day? May be interesting...
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1. I see I need to explain the whole talking in code thing. And you can ask any other investigative journalist working on the intel beat if this is true, which it is. If you cover this beat, you will at one point or another have to talk to scumbags who do side work
2. For IC because they have the criminal credentials that make them ideal for infiltrating various criminal ops. They make a statement as fact (even if its not) as a way of communicating a desired action.
3. Or they will drop a single word and not elaborate and you understand - without being told step by step what they want you to do. Now as a journalist, you can employ a take it or leave it approach to any hints or "suggestions." But if you are working for the POTUS...
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#BREAKING @RepAdamSchiff: House Intel Cmte had a very productive interview with #MichaelCohen today in closed session. We were able to drill down in great detail. He’ll be back on March 6. March 14 will be open interview with Felix Sater on Trump Tower Moscow.
Trump at his desk thinking about what dictator he could possibly meet with in March 🤔😂
🔥CNN: Did you learn anything new from #MichaelCohen’s testimony today?
🔥@ericswalwell: Oh boy, that would be an understatement. It was very valuable. And he’s been asked to bring back documents to corroborate.
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1. Citing #MichaelCohen's testomony for an accusation against Trump instantly deflates that accusation. #Cohen lies constantly. This is why the Supreme Court Of New York DISBARRED Cohen for lying under oath AS HE WAS TESTIFYING to the Senate on Feb 26th!…
2. Do you have any idea how much power and meaning this ruling by the #SCONY has? That court us chaired by very liberal judges folks! They don't have any love for @realDonaldTrump! Honestly I'm shocked they rose to the challenge and did the right thing by disbarring Cohen!
3. So, as Cohen spews his rhetoric, know this...he's lost his career, he's lost his reputation, he's lost his credibility, he's lost his nearly unlimited income opportunities. And, he's angry! He's going to say whatever gets him the most attention and sympathy. Book deal coming?
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I know the MAGA brigade thinks that those of us who despise Trump are celebrating #MichaelCohen's testimony today. But I actually feel shell shocked and horrified. The picture that Cohen painted of Trump as a man who will do anything to win...
Meaning personally win even if it means destroying those around him, including us, is sobering and terrifying. This is a man who has spent his entire life feeling entitled to everything, beholden to no one and constrained by nothing. If he loses in 2020, I don't see...
Him walking away from the amount of power he has now. Even if he did not want to be POTUS and still does not want the actual job, he is drunk with the amount of power he has grabbed and I am genuinely worried for this nation.
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A few things to remember about #MichaelCohen:
1. He has been represented by #Clinton operative Lanny Davis
2. Not even #Cohen is guilty of the #campaign #finance violations he pleaded guilty to in SD NY--they are not crimes. Prosecutors made them up. @realDonaldTrump
2/ They are absolutely unprecedented -- obviously added for partisan political purposes to smear @realDonaldTrump
3. Cohen is all about Cohen.
4. There are no campaign finance violations here! It's bogus.
3/ 5. #Cohen admitted there is no evidence of collusion.
6. Trump told #Cohen to tell the truth
7. #MichaelCohen was never in Prague so #SteeleDossier is false on that point too
8. There are no tapes for which #Trump could be blackmailed
#Dimms have 00
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1) #MichaelCohen keeps digging himself a deeper hole. He lied in answering @Jim_Jordan's question on his desire to work #POTUS' admin & now this.
#ZeroHedge ==> #Cohen Slapped With #CriminalReferral Mid-Testimony Over #FARAViolation ==> Foreign Agents Registration Act
2) #Cohen failed to report #Novartis, which paid $1.2mi 2act as a consultant on the #TrumpAdmin, $150,000 from #SK's Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) & also a payment from Kazakhstan BTA bank.
Meadows tweeted: "I just entered a referral for criminal investigation of
3) #MichaelCohen, who violated the #FARA by illegally lobbying on behalf of foreign entities without registering..."
He was indicted 4lying & now we are to believe he tells the truth before #Congress?
Well he is getting his due!
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