I want nothing less than Trump being held accountable, criminally & civilly, for so many things.

But ppl need to realize DOJ's decision is designed to protect every President from being sued for defamation for comments made while in office.

Can you not see pandora's box?
Do you really want President Biden sued for some comment he makes off the cuff that someone views as defamatory, whether it is or not?

Can you not see potential for harm & abuse?

I am all for narrowing of scope. Tell Congress.

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1/Today, one of the individuals - Brittan Atkinson - who threatened my life during our (@AndrewBakaj) representation of IC #whistleblower in 2019-20 was sentenced to 12 months, 1 day (felony) in jail (& 3 years probation) for his actions.

#RuleOfLaw #Justice
2/His death threat was actually one of several I received, particularly in Nov 2019, after GOP Trump operatives discovered my - gasp - 2017 "coup" tweet. I was referring to #SallyYates firing & lawful, constitutional impeachment proceedings.

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Very positive #PIDB meeting. Especially helpful to hear that both PIDB & @USNatArchives (via remarks by Archivist @dferriero) are committed to ensuring greatest degree of transparency in releasing #JFKAssassination records.
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Ppl are rushing to judgment abt strike. More details needed. If IDF statement is true, longstanding accepted intl law permitted strike, esp given advance warnings to ensure evacuation. Media cannot be used as shield by Hamas for legitimate target. That wld be actual war crime.
Hopefully Israel won't hide behind claim of revealing "sources" or "methods" & will elaborate upon its evidence to legally justify strike.

This is abt to be public relations & legal battle as much as actual one.
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Anyone who says to contrary is showing agenda & bias for one side (Israel) or another (Hamas).
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You can read blog here:

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2/His daughter #Daniela had a great op-ed in yesterday's @nytopinion abt Allan's story. I highly recommend it.

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