Mike Lee is claiming some of the evidence presented is not supported by the record and should be stricken, referencing in particular, the call to Alabama's freshman Senator Tuberville to ask him to delay confirmation of Biden's win.
Lee clarifies that statements about him are not true, says he is the only witness, and vehemently demands that they be stricken.
Lee withdraws his objection, subject to being raised again. [Lee is one of the Republicans who voted to end impeachment because Trump has already left office. In the 1st impeachment, he voted to acquit Trump, saying he wasn't guilty]
H/T to @TheKatLeonard "Lee told the Deseret News he realized Trump was trying to call Sen. Tommy Tuberville, the newly elected Republican from Alabama and former Auburn University football coach. Lee walked his phone over to Tuberville. deseret.com/utah/2021/1/7/…

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2 Jan
If there is any line Mitch McConnell can’t permit Trumpers cross it’s this: direct incitement to violence. Sure it’s a low bar, but honestly, so are our expectations for him to protect democracy. But at some point, this draws perilously close to the legal definition of sedition.
Having spent a fair bit of my career as a prosecutor on domestic terror & white supremacist groups, I know how important it is for a society to unequivocally condemn violence & commit to justice if it occurs. No responsible leader can ignore the obligation to condemn violence.
In case you haven’t seen it already, Louie Gohmert has moved on from being smug & dumb to being a dangerous threat to the republic and to public safety. GOP leaders must speak up for a change.
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20 Oct 20
So, we decided to introduce our little chicks to the big Silkies, and so far, it’s going pretty well.
Possibly the best thing that’s happened in 2020
Also, there were dust baths
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27 Sep 20
I am just digging into this now, but “tax avoidance” is typically a federal crime. Failure to pay can be a misdemeanor but lying about your income in forms you sign is a felony. OK, BRB. nytimes.com/interactive/20…
“They report that Mr. Trump owns 100s of millions of dollars in valuable assets, but they do not reveal his true wealth. Nor do they reveal any previously unreported connections to Russia”-this seems to significantly undercut expectations. Also, no specific misrepresentations.
But there is a strong suggestion Trump has dramatically inflated his income, at least in some years: In 2018..Trump announced in his disclosure that he had made at least $434.9 million. The tax records deliver a very different portrait of his bottom line: $47.4 million in losses.
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11 Sep 20
This: the concern of Durham allies who believe he’s under pressure to produce “something” before the election “is that the Russia investigation group will be disbanded and its work lost if Trump loses” makes no sense because there are 2 more months (con’t) courant.com/news/connectic…
after the election to bring the case & no experienced prosecutor like Durham wants to bring a case before it’s ready, as though somehow all that matters is just getting it indicted & not the outcome at trial months down the road. Also, cases don’t disappear just because (con’t)
administrations change. The career prosecutors who work on cases see to that. One of the 1st cases tried in my office after I took over was a public corruption prosecution of Dem officials. Righteous cases don’t just disappear. There’s no legitimate reason for Durham to be rushed
Read 4 tweets
26 Aug 20
1/ Husband just now: You’ve got a problem (said in THAT tone)

Me: wonders what one of “my” children has done now

Husband: The black chick is out of the coddler.
2/ The black chick, whose name is Poe, has greeted me from this interesting perch atop his water bottle the last few mornings. (Despite the sort of freaky lip smacking, the dogs have been very good about this)
It was only a matter of time.
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11 Aug 20
1/ The stories about Post Office delay are nothing other than rank voter suppression. If people lose confidence in the PO’s ability to get their mail in/absentee ballots to them in a timely fashion, they won’t vote by mail. That’s the safest way to vote during a pandemic.
2/ So, if you’re sitting at home worried that your post office won’t get your ballot to you on time or won’t get your ballot back to be counted, you’re probably on the fence about signing up for a mail in ballot, right? You’ll delay the decision and think about voting in person.
3/ By installing a top fundraiser at the PO to do this damage, Trump is actively engaged in voter suppression, something no president should do, but of course, 3 1/2 years in, we know how Trump works. & Trump is hoping you’ll just stay home in November as the Covid ticks up.
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