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Dear @SpeakerPelosi ,

You were going to be a fuc**g hero if you were already in the process of impeaching this moron and this #Ukraine story dropped.

But... party seats...
Based in the revelations that will come out which we can already assume are going very swampy and criminal, you could have forced the Republicans in the senate to fold....

But 2020 seats.... protecting the clan and the money tit from the donors
Watch me lose 2000 followers now with some of them making captain announcement tweets first.
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💯@JeffreyToobin: Beyond legal issues, Trump/Giuliani are using #Ukraine for an election #disinformation campaign against Biden. ⚠️ If journalists feel compelled to investigate him even tho all allegations have been proven false, it’s Clinton emails all over again. #Whistleblower
FYI #Whistleblower story also reminds us that the Biden-Ukraine conspiracy theory has origins in Russian #propaganda. It may be the first clear #Kremlin-based #disinformation campaign of the 2020 election to help Trump (as I note in a THREAD from May)
🤯And like clockwork—journalists fly to Kremlin bullsh!t like flies. Whistleblower exposes collusion recidivist Trump abusing power to extort vulnerable ally Ukraine to boost his failing re-election campaign. But Ken Vogel will chase the disinformation. Clinton Emails 2.0 #Maddow
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If this is about Trump telling Ukraine to investigate Biden using his position as VP to save his son from corruption charges

This may backfire on the Dems

It's a legitimate request to look at a flagrant abuse of state power by Biden
Biden forced Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was going to investigate the corrupt oligarch his son Hunter worked for by threatening to withhold $1B. Biden brags about it in this video,

If Trump was talking to #Ukraine about this real abuse
Biden is the one w/ a big problem
Trump has every right to ask a foreign leader to investigate corrupt actions of a former US VP

It would be wrong to let Biden slide because he is running for office again. His abuse of power previously is a matter that deserves investigation regardless…
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Okay, so let's talk about the latest #Ukraine* news.

*(Note the absence of any sort of definite article modifying the country. Thank you.)
This "scandal" has troubled me since it was created by Trump associates in the spring, because it endangers long-term American interests in the region, not to mention the democratic aspirations of another country, all in an attempt to secure one man's political future.
The allegations are nonsense. @OliverBullough -- who literally wrote the book on corruption -- explains why.…
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Nuit de #breaking(s) qui mettent la présidence #Trump en état de siège. Le plus important: le coup de fil suspect de Trump qui a déclenché le signalement par le lanceur d'alerte était au président de l'#Ukraine Zelensky, d'après le @washingtonpost.…
@washingtonpost 2) Le président #Trump a donc "promis" et en tout cas agi avec le président d'#Ukraine Zelensky de façon jugée assez illégale pour qu'1 officier de renseignement déclenche un signalement légal d'alerte. Question: qu'a-t-il pu bien faire?
@washingtonpost 3) Et c'est là le 2nd #breaking: on ne sait pas sur quoi porte la plainte du lanceur d'alerte car l'inspecteur général du renseignement Atkinson,autorité supposée indépendante, a avoué hier au Congrès être bloqué par le directeur du renseignement de #Trump…
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😨Ex CIA Bob Baer suggests the “urgent credible threat” in the whistleblower complaint (that DNI won’t give Congress) ”usually” has something to do w/ someone in White House setting up an illegal backchannel to a foreign govt, or some sort of corruption, discovered by CIA or NSA.
🚨>> Whistleblower complaint involves TRUMP’S communications with a foreign leader that included a “promise” regarded so troubling it prompted an official in the US intelligence community to file a formal whistleblower complaint with the inspector general.…
In the weeks before the “urgent & credible” whistleblower complaint about Trump’s “promise” to a foreign leader, he had interactions with:
1) Russia’s Putin that WH initiated
2) 2 “beautiful” letters from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un
3) Pakistan’s PM
4) Netherlands’ PM
5) Qatar emir
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News Analysis 🔎 The revelation of the alleged extraction of a #Russian @CIA #Spy has raised a number of questions, including how the #CIA used the information it received—and the quality of that information.

(Thread 👇) By Jeff Carlson @themarketswork…
Notably, the #Spy appears to have been a key source for allegations of #Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

A closer examination of the spy’s alleged background, however, paints a complicated picture. The spy’s direct supervisor appears to have been mentioned in the…
#SteeleDossier, and it’s possible that information provided by the #Spy may have been included in the dossier.

The primary allegation in the Sept. 9 @CNN article—that the decision to extricate the spy was driven by “concerns that President Donald Trump……
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Amid a new House probe into whether Trump is w/holding aid to #Ukraine for its defense v. #Russia in exchange for fake “dirt” on Biden, check out @ViolaGienger’s deep dive.

Thread ...…
“President Trump and his personal attorney appear to have increased pressure on the Ukrainian government and its justice system in service of President Trump’s reelection campaign." -- @RepEliotEngel @RepAdamSchiff @RepCummings in letters to WH & State.
.@violagienger notes "It was the widely known & publicly espoused position of the USG, across a half dozen agencies, that the prosecutor’s ouster was among crucial anti-corruption measures the Ukrainian government needed to take to move forward economically and politically."
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THREAD on yesterday’s prisoner exchange between #Russia & #Ukraine: 1/10 Just as Savchenko’s pardon in 2016 meant the end of the active phase of war, the new prisoner exchange is meant to show that both sides are ready to move out of limbo toward proper peace.
2/10 Russia’s readiness to exchange Sentsov shows that 3 months into Zelensky’s rule, Russia accepts it is dealing with a different Ukraine, in which diplomatic tools that were useless with Poroshenko can be deployed.
3/10 For the Kremlin, key conditions for the exchange were Zelensky’s recognition of mutual benefits, and the exclusion of a victory/defeat paradigm, though commentators on both sides continue to portray it that way.
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The primary genesis of fake news is that which emerges from western mainstream news entities.

They may or may not know it when they distribute it however.

Sometimes it is difficult to tell whether it is the result of brainwashing or impure malice.

The problem lies exclusively with geopolitical news.

@BBCNews & @CNN are particularly guilty of this kind of fake news though it occurs across all western MSM.

The problem lies to a great extent in the deeply embedded nature of a certain mentality.

The mentality that generates so much geopolitical fake news from western broadcasters is a deeply embedded form of group thought.

1) It results partly from western condescension toward nations that was highly prevalent throughout the colonial era.
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🤞Looks like these 2 buses leaving Moscow’s Lefortovo prison under heavy police escort are part of Ukraine-Russia long-awaited prisoner swap. 24 Ukrainian sailors have been imprisoned there since Russian FSB attacked their vessels at Kerch Strait last Nov.
Russian media posts photos of Ukrainian sailors on the buses presumably released from Lefortovo prison today, in the Ukraine-Russia prisoner exchange finally now underway.
Reports say filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is part of today’s Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap. Sentsov was arrested in June 2014 on bogus terrorism charges in annexed Crimea. Russia was targeting high-profile activists in Ukraine’s pro-democracy EuroMaidan Revolution.
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Something's up. Peter #Strzok added Jessie Liu to his #SpyGate lawsuit.……
2. Chairman @LindseyGrahamSC sent a letter to AG Barr urging him to work with Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on declassifying key materials related to the FISA abuse investigation.…
3. Judge Sullivan held a sealed #SpyGate hearing with Flynn and his defense counsel today to hear out their demand for security clearances. He told them he'd deal with their broader motion demanding more evidence from prosecutors before deciding the clearance issue. #QAnon #Q
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🚨Pentagon defunds European projects that deter #Russia to fund Trump’s wall, authority DoD gained when Trump declared the border a national emergency - The Washington Post…
#Maddow says #Trump has moved to systemically dismantle each of the 4 pillars of USG response punishing #Russia for its invasion & annexation of #Crimea:
1) #Sanctions
2) Aid to #Ukraine
3) Ousting Russia from #G8
4) European #Deterrence Initiative
EDI was defunded for the Wall
🔥Garamendi on diverting military funds for a border wall: WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON BETWEEN PUTIN & TRUMP?! Cutting projects critical to secure NATO's eastern border in Estonia, Poland & Ukraine gives Putin a lot of leeway, tells allies US is unwilling to stand up to Russia.
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1 to 24 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019🤨👇🏼…
25 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019 🤨👇🏼…
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Dear experts, come together!
Over the first six months of 2018, there were INTENSE construction activities 12 km N-W of #Novoazovsk (RU-occupied eastern #Ukraine).
WHAT WAS BUILT and afterwards covered up THERE?…
Thanks to @GlasnostGone who found the spot!
@GlasnostGone Could this be drilling equipment?
@GlasnostGone I am talking about the central installation, not the yellow crane on the left.
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🚨‼️ ICYMI Trump is "heavily considering" BLOCKING $250 million in military aid to #UKRAINE in its David & Goliath war with #RUSSIA. 13000 Ukrainians have died since 2014. It's the latest & perhaps the most dangerous of Trump's moves to please #Putin.…
I know people are exhausted. But THIS is outrageous & can't slip into normalcy. Aid to #Ukraine contains #Russia. That's in OUR national security interests. Even considering blocking it should make every American shudder. It's not just another gift to Putin. It's the last straw.
⚠️🧨It's beyond betrayal if US dumps #Ukraine while #Russia wages its barely covert war—13,000 dead & counting. It's total surrender. And on the 80th anniv of WWII's Nazi-Soviet spheres of influence!🤯#Pence might as well tell #Putin, go ahead, make USSR aggression great again.☠️
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First mentions of "Normandy Summit" on twitter 👇

January 16, 2015 from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia🇷🇺:
#Lavrov:It is not a secret that top officials of #Russia, Germany, France and #Ukraine are discussing arrangements for a “Normandy summit”

*cough cough peace plan*
Alt translations: Normandy format, Normandy contact group, Normandy Four. h/t @Agenthades1

Previous meetings:
Normandy, France — Jun 2014
Milan, Italy — Oct 2014
Minsk, Belarus — Feb 2015
Paris, France — Oct 2015
Berlin, Germany — Oct 2016
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#Giuliani Renews Pressure On #Ukraine to Investigate Trump’s Political Opponents
Amazing. #Giuliani says Kurt Volker & the State Dept helped him press #Ukraine to launch criminal probes of Trump's political opponents. Even if they're just trying to placate Rudy, this shows how profoundly corrosive it is to have corruption & moral bankruptcy at the top of USG.
@kenvogel @jheil There's so much grotesquely wrong with Giuliani's abuses in Ukraine, not the least of which is HIS own well-known work for suspected organized crime & corruption in Eastern Europe. @anders_aslund names a few of them here ⬇️
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@kylieatwood That must be misrepresentation by the Trump admin official of what Macron said.

Only yesterday Macron told Putin that Russia won’t be readmitted to the G7 as long as it continues its war with Ukraine.…
@kylieatwood French diplomat confirms: Macron never said this.

(At least not without mentioning any condition to Russia.)

Macron denies WhiteHouse reading of call:

Readmission Russia to G7 still conditioned on ending its war against Ukraine.

#G7Biarritz #G7Summit

@kylieatwood 🔎 #FactCheck: Did Trump & Macron Agree on Inviting Russia Back Into the G7 ?

⛔️ Rating: UNTRUE -- CNN relied on just one anonymous source within Trump admin

Only ONE leader calls for Russia to be readmitted to the G7 without conditions attached: Trump.…
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Pure intellectual dishonesty.

There's no standards to compare the democratic levels between a regime that has obliterated permanently (and still does) its citizens freedoms and rights with #France, a Nation that is driven by liberal values and norms. #Russia #Macron #Putin
Difficult but key the bridge set by #EmmanuelMacron towards #VladimirPutin vis a vis #Ukraine. “There is a real opportunity to put an end to the conflict that has been going on for five years,” Macron said at the start of talks with Russian President.…
Pivotal for Europe's defence and security dimensions, the discussion that will cover the termination of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (#INF) and disarmament, during President's #Macron and President #Putin talks in #France. #Russia 📰▶️…
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The reporting of Argentinia’s recent election is only the most current example of @BBCNews bias. In its articles they bemoan the loss of the right & spread fear over victory by the left.

But the @BBC will claim to be impartial.…

To further illustrate the bias & partiality of @BBCNews here is another article demonstrating the hand-wringing over defeat of the right & a totally obvious bias against the left... & Cristina Kirchner in particular. @CFKArgentina…

Andrew Gilligan reported to @BBCRadio on the @BBCToday program that the then UK government had “sexed up” a claim about Iraq’s since proven non-existent WMD & the specific claim that one could be readied to use within 45 minutes.…
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Wow Putin is scared. #Russia TV did one of their propaganda “exposes” to discredit @CNN reporter @clarissaward as a spy b/c she’s investigating Kremlin secret Wagner army. She even interviewed a mercenary. Recall 3 well-known Russian journalists were killed investigating Wagner.
.@CNN reporter interviewed a Wagner mercenary—#Russia’s secret private army he says "does anything Putin says" to boost Russian influence & suppress American. Same group that seized #Crimea, operates in #Ukraine, #Syria, #Africa. Kept secret to give Kremlin plausible deniability.
.@CNN reporter found out first hand about KGB #Putin’s #Russia. Doing a story on Kremlin-tied Wagner mercenary private army, @clarissaward was followed, filmed, had a guy go thru her hotel room, and became the subject of a Russian #disinformation attack video calling her a “spy.”
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1. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
2. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world🤨👇🏼…
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19. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
Wrong US policies in the Middle East. Sanctions against Iran. Sanctions used by the USA as a war weapon🤨👇🏼
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?🤨👇🏼…
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