A five alarm fire: this is what authoritarians do. Trump, Sessions and Barr turned Justice Dept capabilities for surveillance upon their political adversaries in Congress—and their children nytimes.com/2021/06/10/us/…
“Prosecutors subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, aides and family members. One was a minor.”
The Trump/Sessions/Barr DOJ subpoenaed 12 people’s data. One was HPSCI chair Rep. Adam Schiff. Who were the other 11???
Looks like former DNI john Ratcliffe stepped on his own shoelaces by declassifying some relevant documents, suggesting they were NBD, despite subpoenaing the HPSCI chair’s metadata.

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9 Jun
Thread on cause & effect. Amazing how conservative media and GOPers can consistently whip up a completely never-heard-of-before culture war issue, repeat it incessantly over months, which eventually motivates 1000s of aggrieved people to lash out across America.
The school supervisor keeps saying “we don’t teach this!”

And yet folks, because they are triggered by Fox and Facebook, keep insisting this is happening and it’s pernicious, even though they themselves don’t quite understand what’s going on.
The sense of aggrieved entitlement is like rocket fuel for Fox and Facebook’s quarterly earnings, so at least their C-suites are happy with violence and disorder across this country, because engagement
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