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#Mnuchin "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republicans are preparing to sabotage the country in order to gain political advantage from the destruction they cause." @tomfriedman @NicolleDWallace @SteveSchmidtSES @Forbes @WSJ @SenateDems @SpeakerPelosi @MarkWarner
Just to decode Thune’s remarks for you: “Spending” means cutting spending, “entitlement reform” means cuts to programs such as food stamps & Medicaid, and “growth & the economy” means hampering growth and sabotaging the economy. @SenateDems @johnthune @JoeBiden @WSJ @Forbes
By attacking America's economy, they take food off families’ tables, force cutbacks in state & local services, punish small businesses & create a vicious cycle of austerity & anemic recovery in the rest of the country, hoping Americans blame Biden for all of it. @SpeakerPelosi
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Internal Records Reveal Treasury Department Attempted ‘UNPRECEDENTED’ and ARGUABLY ‘ILLEGAL’ Takeover of #USPS

They made a $10 billion loan to the mail delivery service contingent upon the agency surrendering its autonomy.

The trove of documents included three email conversations from early April that made direct references to agency officials’ phone conversations with Treasury’s #Mnuchin

His department’s was charged with overseeing and distributing the $2 trillion stimulus in the #CARESAct

“By statute, Congress has given control over postal operations to the [#USPS] Governors and the Board of Governors. Under settled principles of constitutional law and statutory interpretations, the Governors may not ‘subdelegate’ that authority to another department... “

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During a convo in Aug w/ Trump, Bolton mentioned his concern over the delay of the $391M in congressionally appropriated assistance to Ukraine as a deadline neared to send the money.

Trump: No aid to UKR until they agree to give him materials re inv’ns he sought.

Specifically Trump preferred sending no assistance to Ukraine until officials had turned over all materials they had about the Russia inv’n related to Biden & supporters of HRC in Ukraine,

Trump was at odds with his senior national security officials

Per Bolton, Pompeo & Esper joined him in pressing Trump to release the aid in the weeks leading up to the Aug meeting.

Bolton says he talked to Barr & Pompeo abt Giuliani.

Pompeo admitted to Bolton last spring that Giuliani’s claims abt Yovanovitch, had no basis.
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@GretaThunberg argues for dropping investments in fossil fuel companies. Indeed, according to, in the past 10 years, over 1,070 institutions in over 30 countries with total assets of around $8.8  trillion have divested themselves ...
of such investments. More than 300 faculty at Harvard have urged the university to divest itself of fossil fuel investments. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven #Mnuchin responded to Thunberg's advocacy by questioning her economic cred and saying she should stay silent ...
until after she's gone to college. Pretty sure @GretaThunberg is demonstrating that her knowledge of the facts, science, will of the people, and what $8.8T of asset holders believe is far superior to the uneducated views of Trump and Mnuchin.
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‼️Tales of Global Casino scandals & Their Many Ties to TeamTrump & Associates

James Packer & Lawerence Ho’s Crown Resorts’ emerging Organized Crime & Foreign Influence Agents Scandals

#TipOfIceberg #CrownResorts
🔑AU’s peak criminal intelligence agency has announced a sweeping inv’n into organized crime in Australian casinos amid revelations about Crown Resorts' dealings w/ junket operators w/ links to suspected Chinese crime bosses & foreign influence agents.…
🔑Mr Phelan announced that his inquiry, known as the Targeting Criminal Wealth special investigation, is probing the operation of agents known as junkets who are responsible for bringing high roller clients into casinos, usually from offshore, to gamble.…
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FRIDAY MORNING IN ENERGY: And I’d like to talk energy, but really, I’ve got to talk trade first after we’ve got new tariffs coming, a lot of research notes, and very nervous markets… #OOTT #tradewar #China #trade
… as always you can follow our coverage here on Our lead story right now is, the US escalated the trade war with more tariffs after the Chinese made major changes in the agreement that blew everything up earlier in the week.…
Trump has said he’s in no rush to complete the deal. So we’ve got that going for us. #trade #china Ttradewar…
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#perspective 2018's first 12 days have been a rollercoaster of Trumpian reactive oxygen-sucking media cycles, ranging from the "i got a bigger nuke button" to @MichaelWolffNYC s Fire&Fury to the shithole controversy, to finish w/ Stormy Daniels 1/
Sober,rational analysts of our current feverish "moment" are few&far between- @RadioFreeTom @NoahCRothman @ianbremmer @umairh try to provide sustenance to who are interested in immediate&mid-long term consequences of the circus show started on the gold plated escalator in 2015 2/
Throwing my hat into the ring, some random observations to pierce the #Trumpian-media feedback loop (ICYMI @MattGertz's must-follow tweets) : Trump's #Outsourced Presidency could have lasting consequences as it paradoxically shows 2 facets 3/
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