I was at the US Capitol this morning to get a COVID test—mandatory for journalists covering the inauguration. It’s a militarized zone. This is what Trump has done to America. 1/7
Troops guarding the citadel of democracy from militant extremists radicalized by Trump and his lies. 2/7
Handing out ammo on Capitol Hill 3/7
Troops sleeping in the Capitol. 4/7
Massive troop presence. More than ever for an inauguration. Thanks to Trump. 5/7
A Green Zone in DC 6/7
Inside the intense security perimeter. A reminder of what’s being protected. 7/7

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With the GA Senate races coming to a close, here's a thread recapping my reporting on @kloeffler & her conflicts/questionable business dealings. First the stories, then a breakdown. Please share. #GAsen 1/4


.@KLoeffler was a top exec at Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) & owned a lot of ICE stock; her husband is its CEO. In the Senate, she served on a subcomm. overseeing the CFTC, which regulates ICE, as the CFTC made decisions affecting ICE. Big conflict! 2/4
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1. With Trump pardoning Stone & Manafort tonight, here's a thread. Remember the GOP-led Senate intel comm report said Manafort was in cahoots with a Russian intelligence officer during the 2016 campaign—while Putin was attacking the election to help Trump.
2. This finding and many others proved the Trump-Russia scandal was no hoax. US intelligence had real reasons to worry about the Trump campaign, its interactions with Russians, and its response to Moscow's attack on an American election.
3. The Senate intel comm report also stated plainly that Trump aided and abetted the Russian attack by denying it was happening—while Trump sought to exploit the attack. That is, Trump sided with a foreign adversary as it was assaulting the US and provided cover for it. Betrayal?
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And damn 2020 for taking from us, one of our best (and one of our my favorite) authors. It is sad to contemplate that there will be no more #JohnLeCarre novels. No one crafted a tale or played with verb tense better than he did.
It’s *Cornwell*. Apologies for the typo.
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In its suit trying to throw out the votes of GA, WI, PA & MI, the state of Texas claims the odds of Biden winning those states is "less than one in a quadrillion to the fourth power." That's crazy. BTW, Charles Cicchetti, who came up with that stat, and his wife are Trump donors.
A good take-down of this absurd stat:
Of course, @PressSec tweeted out this ridiculous statistic.
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Oh, @JennaEllisEsq, remember when you said Trump's values were "not American" & linked to a post calling him an "American fascist." Now you say there was a massive conspiracy to steal an election from him. What to believe? Who's running this conspiracy? Rudy can't name a perp.
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