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A Unified Theory of Trump: Or, Why is the Trump Administration constitutionally incapable of securing America, competing with China, or saving the liberal world order? A thread:
Yesterday, the invitation of a US academic to speak in Denmark was abruptly rescinded hours before he was due to travel not by the Danes, but by the U.S. Ambassador. Why? Sloan, it seems, is insufficiently supportive of Donald Trump.

I posted a few thoughts in response to Sloan's tweet yesterday, but I want to footstomp my main point in a standalone thread, because I think it's fundamental to understanding so much of what we're faced with, domestically and globally. Bottom Line as follows:
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1/ My thread on #GOP defense of #Trump: General defense amounts to 2 arguments: 1. #Trump was genuinely concerned about #corruption in #Ukraine; 2) not enough evidence to #impeach. We have no evidence on the first & evidence to the contrary. Legally, there’s enough evidence.
2/ The strongest args #GOP makes - #Trump not caught on tape saying he was abusing his office for his personal gain. Ukraine history of corruption & publicly denied pressure. But you have to suspend reason & ignore a boatload of evidence to conclude he did nothing impeachable.
3/ #GOP on 7/25 call -#Trump didn’t reference reelection, Ukrainians happy it happened. #Volker didn’t see problem, NSC not complaining. Discounts #LtColVindman. Ignores #Pence aide thought it was “unusual” & #LauraCooper said Ukraine asked abt aid status same day after the call
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#Sondland so far
-I am not of the highest principles
-I don't have a great memory
-No fair I wasn't given cheat sheets
So #Sondland has just said:

We were working <against our better judgment> to overcome "the problems".

And who caused those "problems" now?

#ImpeachmentInquiry
#ImpeachmentHearings
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1 The current #Ukrainian #ambassador Bill Taylor called #Democratic #Presidential Candidate and former Vice President Joe #Biden a
“MAN Of INTRGRITY,” he had issues w/accepting the job due 2 @RudyGiuliani involvement.

Let’s review the secret #ImpeachmentHoax @realDonaldTrump
2 #HouseIntelligenceCommittee Chairman & #DeepState hack #AdamSchiff wasn’t able 2 get the former top envoy Ukraine Kurt Volker to admit 2 a #QuidProQuo no matter how many leading questions #Schiff asked. Ex-UkraineEnvoyTestifiedHeWas"Never Asked2DoAnything"He ThoughtWasWrong”
3 The exchange between #Schiff and #Volker leaked to the Washington Examiner & published Wed Oct 6 2019 re: the quid pro quo shows the extent to which Schiff was willing to go to get the answer he wanted & was unsuccessful bc he was basically asking the witness to lie.
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Et si on faisait 1 synthèse de la situation de #Trump après 1 semaine d'enquête en #impeachment et de révélations folles. Dernière en date, selon le @nytimes: 1 2nd agent du renseignement confirme sur l'#Ukraine et pourrait lui aussi lancer 1 alerte. nytimes.com/2019/10/04/us/…
@nytimes 2) La 1ère chose à dire est que #Trump, pour la 1ère fois peut-être dans sa carrière politique, n'est pas parvenu à "arrêter le saignement" (comme on dit aux #EtatsUnis) provoqué par le lancement d'alerte sur l'#Ukraine puis l'ouverture des vannes de l'enquête en #impeachment...
@nytimes 3)… il y a depuis 10 jours une cascade ininterrompue de faits révélés par le début de l'enquête en #impeachment de la Chambre et des infos de la presse qui accablent #Trump au point d'avoir fait bouger l'opinion. Substantiellement.
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Former US @SpecRepUkraine #KurtVolker provided testimony to the #HouseIntelligenceCommittee on Oct 3.

He contradicted several of the claims of the #WhistleblowerComplaint at the center of the Democrat's #ImpeachmentInquiry of President Trump. (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/ukraine-envoys…
Volker told lawmakers he did not partake in urging #Ukraine to investigate @JoeBiden.

The testimony directly contradicted a hearsay claim in the anonymous #WhistleblowersComplaint suggesting that #Volker and the @USAmbEU, #GordonSondland engaged with Ukrainian officials to…
…help them handle Trump’s request to investigate #Biden.

“[At] no time was I aware of or took part in an effort to urge Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Biden,” Volker said. scribd.com/document/42877…
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D's in Congress have eagerly anticipated Obama appointee, Georgetown U alum's second IG report complaining that President Trump’s appointees believe there exists a #DeepState among the unelected career staffers that is determined to thwart the president’s agenda. #CoupCabal
2. State Department IG holdover's "urgent" briefing on the Hill is currently said to be devised to set new alarm narrative of "retaliation" against #DeepState Department D's. Cong Staffers are starting to exit the "classified briefing" w #Linick IG. #Anon
3. @AdamSchiff @RepCummings are trying to bully & intimidate @StateDept workers contacting them directly & telling them to not have lawyers (right out of McCabe handbook). @SecPompeo also confirms phone call. The D's are unhinged. #DeepState #PresidentialHarassment. #Linick #Q
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Bin seit ein paar Jahren ebenfalls #Imker. Mache mir ebenso Gedanken zu den angesprochenen Themen. Aber hier liegt ein Mix vor zwischen richtigen und grottenfalschen Argumenten.
Trotzdem lesen!
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Nach @waldraeubers sind #Imker und ihre #Honigbienen-Völker die Haupt-Grund für das Aussterben von #Wildbienen und #Solitärbienen (v.a. wg. der #Nahrungskonkurrenz).
Diese Behauptung trifft aus verschiedenen Gründen nicht zu:
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Viele #Wildbienen-Arten spezialisierten sich auf eine (oder wenige) #Blüten & (Nischen-)#Pfanzen, die nur kurze Zeit im Jahr blühen. #Bienenvölker interessieren sich überhaupt nicht dafür, z.B. da ihre Rüssel zu kurz sind oder gleichzeitig anderswo #Massentracht herrscht.
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