Giuliani's lawyer tells WSJ that search warrant seeks "communications between Mr. Giuliani and individuals including John Solomon."

WSJ, NYT, CNN point to investigation of activities with Ukraine.

Reminder of Giuliani-Solomon-Devin Nunes Timeline👇…
2. Here's the WSJ report in which Giuliani's attorney names his clients communications with John Solomon as part of the search warrant.

(scoop of this detail is by reporters @rebeccadobrien @rebeccaballhaus)…
3. Reminder of this nugget in the Timeline:

March 28, 2019
Two phone calls are added to Sec. Pompeo’s calendar:

a 20-minute phone call with Giuliani on Friday
a 20-minute phone call with Nunes on Monday

(thanks to @weareoversight FOIA lawsuit)
4. New York Times:

FBI "executed a search warrant at…home of Victoria Toensing, a lawyer close to Mr. Giuliani who had dealings with Ukrainians involved in the effort"

From Timeline: Toensing was reportedly part of group meetings with Giuliani, Solomon, and Devin Nunes' aide.
5. Here's the link to NYT report on search warrant executed against the Washington-area home of Victoria Toensing.

(reporting by @WRashbaum Ben Protess and @maggieNYT)…
6. Giuliani's lawyer tells NPR that the "subpoenas indicate investigators are seeking Giuliani's communications with ... Parnas and Fruman" as well

And yes, indeed, the Timeline includes meetings with Giuliani, Solomon, Parnas, Fruman, Toensing and NUNES' top aide (#4 in thread)
7. Link to NPR report (by @johnson_carrie @relucasz).

Giuliani's lawyer "said subpoenas indicate investigators are seeking Giuliani's communications with a long list of individuals, including Parnas and Fruman, as well as the journalist John Solomon."…
8. Reuters obtains 2019 grand jury subpoena for Giuliani.

Criminal inquiry involves these potential crimes:

money laundering
wire fraud
campaign finance violations
making false statements
obstruction of justice
foreign agent…

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30 Apr
Washington Post scoop:

FBI gave #RonJohnson defensive briefing in 2020 warning he was being targeted by Russia to spread disinformation on Biden.

What did he do?

He considered it “completely useless and unnecessary”

With his usual paranoia, he thought FBI briefing was a trick
2. And then, worse of all, Johnson continued to use his office to act as a conduit for the Russian disinformation campaign to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.

As @AshaRangappa_ and I detailed at length here.👇…
3. Here’s the Washington Post report.

The headline is about Giuliani,
But lots of details about FBI’s warning Senator Johnson.

(scoop by @nakashimae @shaneharris @thamburger)…
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17 Apr
1. What led to US's statement that Manafort's associate passed internal 2016 campaign data to Russian intel services?

U.S. officials tell NBC News that "U.S. intelligence community has developed new information."

2. Of note: Manafort's pardon is limited.…
3. @AWeissmann_ wrote:

The pardon "rewarded Manafort for keeping his lips sealed and lying to the Special Counsel .... Reimposing appropriate thus not only fair in a system wedded to the rule of law, but may increase the chance of finally learning the truth."
4. Reminder of Senator @RonWyden's appendix to Senate Intelligence Committee Report, Aug 2020.

On redactions of intelligence information indicating Manafort-Kilimnik's involvement in Russian hack and leak operation.…
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10 Apr
Why were entries in this Dept of Defense timeline not included in the DoD timeline presented to public and to Congress?


"previously undisclosed document prepared by the Pentagon for internal use"

(@LisaMascaro @benfoxatap @lbaldor report)…

"By 3:37 p.m., the Pentagon sent its own security forces to guard the homes of defense leaders. No troops had yet reached the Capitol."

At 4:08 p.m. Pence places urgent phone call to acting SecDef Miller, demanding answers.

Associated Press: “Pence said the Capitol was not secure and he asked military leaders for a deadline for securing the building.”

“'Clear the Capitol,'” Pence said.
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26 Mar
Does First Amendment stop USG from joining efforts like #ChristchurchCall to eliminate terrorist content online?

Dozens of leading democracies and #BigTech have joined.

Trump stayed out.

@mikehposner and I explain why "First Amendment" claim is flawed.…
2. Worth recalling the response of leading human rights voices when Trump administration refrained from joining Christchurch Call to Action.

Such as @Malinowski👇

3. Here's @cwarzel's (Charlie Warzel) thoughtful analysis from 2019.…
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16 Feb
<thread> on the true significance of Senate impeachment vote.

57-43 was an extraordinary bipartisan vote to convict.

But the Republican support for House Managers case was even stronger.

We looked at statements of those 43 Republican Senators.…
2. Other analysts (eg @danielsgoldman) have noted those 43 Republican Senators include several essentially saying they would convict but for the issue of jurisdiction over a former official.

The strongest on this include: McConnell, Portman, Thune. But others too.
3. Many of 43 GOP Senators didn't reach the merits. They rested purely on jurisdiction.

As we write: "It is technically inaccurate to call many of these 43 senators’ decisions a vote to 'acquit,' at least not on the question of guilt or innocence."

(h/t @AdHaque110)
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17 Jan
House impeachment managers should enter this Wall Street Journal report into the record.

“The Journal’s review, which included now-deleted posts that have been archived ... suggests the Proud Boys viewed Mr. Trump’s messages as a call to action.”…
2. Plus this:

“The messages show the group repeatedly invoking President Trump’s rhetoric in the weeks leading to the Jan. 6 protest as they built momentum toward what became a violent showdown.”

On Jan. 3, the group’s leader shared a cryptic post: “What if we invade it?”

December 19: ,Trump tweets about the Jan. 6 rally and says, “be there, will be wild!”

Proud Boys’ Long Island chapter posted that Trump supporters have been “waiting for the green light from the President.”

“Everyone who said ‘Mr. President, just say when?’ He just did.”
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