NEW: As Donald Trump tries to shield his former aides from the insurrection probe, experts are warning that a timid response will allow the former president to do yet more damage to American democracy.…
According to ex-@HouseJudiciary impeachment counsel @NormEisen, court rulings on Trump's prior attempts to invoke executive privilege make it less likely that he'll be able to use similar claims to run out the clock on the @January6thCmte.…
“The underlying legal questions that we face – about testimony in the McGahn litigation and about documents in the Mazers litigation – have now been addressed at the soil has been tilled, that allows things to move faster,” @NormEisen…
“The only question that the courts will confront is whether Trump has any residual executive privilege after he leaves office, which he absolutely does not,” @NormEisen added.…

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At today's @SenateCommerce hearing with @FrancesHaugen, @MarshaBlackburn all but calls @Facebook officials liars: "Having seen the data that you've presented ... I feel pretty confident that it's Facebook, who has done the misrepresenting to this committee."
Whistleblower @FrancesHaugen: "I believe Facebook's products harm children, stoke division, and weaken our democracy."
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Here’s the problem: Being right often gets you nowhere, being wrong gets you promoted.

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All they’ve done is continue to enable the giant game… 3/
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