If you haven’t been keeping up:

- @RepSherrill said rioters were led on recon tours by members of Congress the day before the attack.

- @AOC said people came closer than we know to being killed.

- @RepPressley said all the panic buttons were removed from her office.
Add this to the FBI briefing comments that people will be shocked to learn what transpired in the Capitol, and I think it’s safe to say we are going to see some members of Congress and Capitol Police charged with significant crimes.
Here’s the panic button story for those of you who are interested:

Also of note, the terrorists knew exactly where @WhipClyburn’s unmarked office was — and they had to bypass the office with his name on it to get there.

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17 Nov 20
Early this morning, we successfully intercepted a ballistic missile in space with another missile fired from a destroyer in the middle of the ocean.

This is a big deal for the Missile Defense Agency, and the Aegis BMD.

The Aegis is a sea-based midcourse defense system and part of our broader, layered missile defense strategy. This means that the Aegis system targets missiles after their initial boost phase and before reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.

Here’s a very simple graphic of that. 2/4
This test is interesting, because intercepting a ballistic missile is hard, and this gives us more options.

You may have heard of THAAD and/or Patriot missile defense systems. These are designed to intercept later in the flight path (during the ‘terminal’ or re-entry phase) 3/4
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5 Nov 20
Esper thread:

Couple things to discuss here.

When you’re a cabinet official—especially in a volatile administration— you resignation letter is almost *always* prepped, because you serve at the pleasure of the President and could be asked for it at any time. 1/4
The fact that it leaked that Esper “prepped” his resignation letter is still significant.

Trump obviously appears poised to lose the election—and is increasingly manic while the slow-motion loss hits him—so the question is why is Esper resigning *now*? 2/4
Could it be (as many folks have suggested) that it’s a “rat fleeing the sinking ship” scenario? Sure, but not only is that almost entirely pointless this late in the term, it’s potentially dangerous for national security. 3/4
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27 Sep 20
“Donald J. Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750.

He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made.”
“Also hanging over him is a decade-long audit battle with the Internal Revenue Service over the legitimacy of a $72.9 million tax refund that he claimed, and received, after declaring huge losses. An adverse ruling could cost him more than $100 million.”
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23 Sep 20
So far today:

- Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election.

- Said the quiet part out loud (again) that he expects the election to be decided by SCOTUS and that why it’s important to have 9 Justices 1/4
The analysis that people are missing is that he’s not preparing to contest a *close* election. He’s preparing to lose big and allege voter fraud on an unbelievable scale.

His demented, narcissistic brain is unable to grasp the fact that people really don’t like him. 2/4
The SCOTUS argument doesn’t really hold water, though. Justices aren’t beholden to the POTUS who appoints them.

Not many judges in America will buy the argument that millions of people committed voter fraud when Trump already lost the popular vote by 3 million in 2016. 3/4
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5 Aug 20

Biden’s VP search is reportedly down to Kamala Harris and Susan Rice.

Slightly disappointed if Val is really out of the running, but both of these women are fantastic choices. 1/4
I adore Susan Rice. She would be the obvious pick to me from a “ready to take over on day 1” standpoint.

She’s also going to have the most oppo. She’s going to get “but spygated” to death if she gets the nod, but she can hold her own. 2/4
Kamala would obviously have a little bit more of a learning curve than Susan Rice, but she’s thoughtful, intelligent, and humble enough to seek wise counsel.

If she doesn’t get the nod, I hope she’s our new AG. If she does get the nod, I hope Sally Yates is our AG. 3/4
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29 Jun 20
Let’s talk PDB for a second, shall we?

@PressSec is lying to you.

She’s claims Trump and Pence weren’t briefed on the Russian bounty allegations because they weren’t “verified.”

That’s a really blatant misrepresentation of the way intelligence works. 1/X
Very rarely is intelligence specific in terms of “___ is going to happen on ___”

More often than not, it’s discussed in terms of probabilities, or levels of confidence. 2/X
Often, as was the case with 9/11, we will know that *something* is coming, although we may not necessarily have a clue *what* that something is or, more importantly, *when* it might happen.

We’ve made improvements since 9/11, but so have our adversaries. 3/X
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