..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
Your main goal for the past few years has been getting #MagnitskyAct sanctions lifted. Undermining #NATO and the West was, until this year, always more of a pipe dream, but financial flows are the lifeblood of your regime.
@GOP Congressman/fmr CIA Will @HurdOnTheHill: “Over the course of my career as an undercover officer in the CIA, I saw Russian intelligence manipulate many people. I never thought I would see the day when an American @POTUS would be one of them.” nytimes.com/2018/07/19/opi…
🔥Trump’s “failure to defend the USIC’s unanimous conclusions of #Russian meddling... & condemn #Russian covert counterinfluence campaigns and his standing idle on the world stage while a Russian dictator spouted lies confused many but should **concern all Americans**.”🇺🇸
“As a member of Congress, a coequal branch of government designed by our founders to provide checks & balances on the executive branch, I believe that lawmakers must *fulfill our oversight duty* (and) keep the American people informed of the current DANGER.”🔥
From the great @JamesFallows re #HelsinkiSummit
"Those who could do something are the 51 #Republican senators and 236 Republican representatives who have the power to hold hearings, issue subpoenas, pass resolutions of censure, guarantee the integrity..."
"...of Robert #MuellerInvestigation , condemn the past #Russian election interference, shore up protections against the next assault, & in general defend their country rather than the damaged & defective man who is now its president.
"For 18 mos, membs of this party have averted their eyes frm #Trump rather than disturb the Trump elements amng their constituency or disrupt the party’s agenda on tax cuts & the #SCOTUS . They already bear responsibility for what Trump has done to his office.
#President@realDonaldTrump's words, whether you accept his apology and his explanation, do not comport with his actions and his foreign policy toward #Russia. He has been one of the hardest presidents on Russia in recent memory.
Where was the outrage when @BarackObama told Medvedev to inform #Putin "After my election I have more flexibility,"? I think much of the outrage being expressed- especially by #Republicans- is politically motivated.
"We understand that such a measure wld be largely symbolic. But symbols matter. It would be no small thing for congressional #Republicans to declare, in a formal manner, that a president who coddles and defends an anti-American despot doesn’t deserve their support." MORE
"Passage of a censure resolution by the House or #Senate wld be a powerful statement that #GOP leaders will not excuse a sitting president of either party openly crediting America’s enemies at the expense of its public servants—& of the truth." weeklystandard.com/the-editors/ed…
🔥In the charging documents for accused #Russian🇷🇺agent Maria Butina, the unnamed “US Person 1” — who established a “VERY private line of communication btwn the Kremlin & key [@GOP] leaders through, of all conduits, the #NRA” — appears to be #GOP consultant Paul Erickson. 1/
Note that #DOJ says that “US Person 1” arranged the secret backchannel btwn the Kremlin and **key @GOP leaders** (not just Team Trump).🔥
How many people in the #GOP freaked out when they read that Butina got busted⁉️ 2/
1) Anyone with half a brain knows how corrupt the deep state is and how @CNN#FakeNews are just a Arm of this criminal organisation..Of course they’re trying to paint #PeterStrozk as hero, which was set up well by old mate @RepCohen. What an outlandish comment by Cohen. #QAnons
2) He actually said “If I could give you a Purple Heart I would” 😑 why would anyone say such BS? Because it works for the hero agenda..Of course #FakeNews and @CNN are all over it.. #CORRUPTION#QAnon
3) @CNN This is how you create an illusion and the mythos of #PeterStrozk the “HERO” while also lifting up the #MuellerInvestigation and how do you do this?? Well by first making him the victim, While totally ignoring the facts of what happen..
This thread is being written with one concept in mind. Our nation is polarized, and it is becoming increasingly harmful on Twitter, in our politics and in real life.
What is polarization?
From a psychological perspective, it is a group (say, America), split over opposing views. As time progresses, more people gravitate toward one view or another, and less remain neutral, or in the middle.
% of generations who ID as independent:
Are you a Republican or a Democrat?
You may have a quick answer.
We have been taught and told how to identify under a two-party political system in the US (diagram attached).
According to the poll
59% of all voters are concerned that those opposed to #Trump’s policies will resort to violence
33% are Very Concerned
31% of Likely #US Voters say it’s likely that US will experience a 2nd civil war sometime in the next 5 years-with 11% say it’s Very Likely
The #US poll shows that concern for a civil war is nearly 50/50 among #Democrats & #Republicans, with Democrats showing slightly more fear with a 5% margin. #Americans are being polarized—deliberately —& we are now seeing the effects.
Putin's American lobbying efforts have had lots of help from Republicans, including one Soviet-emigre professor who wrote a book on behalf of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a former Pennsylvania GOP Representative.
Donald Trump's connections to people in the #TrumpRussia affair include a pair of Russian oligarchs who funneled him cash and a Ukrainian politician who pushed a back-channel "peace plan" written by a corrupt former Republican congressman.
2. You said #Conservative principles didn’t really matter, though you really couldn’t tell us what #Conservatism means. Of course, your leader didn’t know either; his attempts to articulate it were painful. You mocked our efforts to explain. ->
3. #Trump wild swings of rhetoric, positions, moods didn’t bother any of you. Whatever Trump said last was best & most true, no matter the word salad in which it was presented. His blatant self-contradictions were obvious to all but to you. ->
#TFC: #Trump family curse: Part 1
"Father I am bored" Whined #DTJ, "I want a pet"
"Son, Remember I gave you #ScottBaio and you forgot to feed him? #Trump replied.
"I didn't like him" Jr said stomping his feet, "He is always whining about this career he had and also he bites".
#TFC: #Trump family curse: Part2
"Father" #DTJ said in a much lower voice, "Can we speak of the family secret."
"You mean #Russia" #Trump snarled as Junior recoiled
"Just kidding, everyone knows about that" #Trump said
"The OTHER secret. like why we love the #NRA" Junior replied.
#TFC: #Trump family curse: Part 3 #FAKENEWS Roared #Trump slamming the door.
"Father please it's why we hunt and need big things and..." #DTJ said
"SILENCE" #Trump interrupted handing his son a piece of paper.
"Take this and Summon #PaulRyan, he will show you the way, now leave"
Of course, convicted FELONS Broidy & Nader expected a BIGLY payoff for their treachery👉🏼>$1 billion in shady “consulting” contracts from #SaudiArabia & UAE in return for pushing anti-#Qatar policies to Trump & @GOP leaders in Congress.🤬 3/
Let’s do a little exercise in self-awareness, because the stakes are just too high not to. You’ve probably heard the term ‘transactional’ used to describe the GOP’s relationship with DT (or maybe not if you only consume #FoxNews ). What does this mean?
2. A transactional relationship means you are getting something you want, but at a cost. For #GOP leaders this is seems fairly straight-forward. They defend DT, protect him, put up with him, etc. in order to pass their agendas. A kind of deal with the Devil.
3. Mostly, #GOP leaders are intelligent people - they know what their doing and don’t really try to hide that this is a transactional relationship. But, be aware, these members of Congress are concerned with what they can gain in the present without concern for much else.
Democrats, I am going to try to warn you again about the Wolf PAC. If you’ve ever heard the expression “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” you know that this can be dangerous. The Wolf PAC = Young Turks (on youtube). #NoConCon
Young Turks are posing as progressive Democrats and there are many indications that they are not what they seem to be. Here’s an article that says they helped Trump get elected: huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-the-…
The Young Turks claim to be the Breitbart of the left, but honest:
Wolf PAC claims to be nonpartisan. This is confusing. But not really. motherjones.com/politics/2017/…