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Oct 30, 2017 144 tweets 15 min read Read on X
(THREAD) Paul Manafort and Rick Gates are now indicted. This thread analyzes legal and political aspects of their indictment and surrender.
1/ Draw no conclusion from the two being allowed to surrender rather than being arrested at home/work. It often happens in nonviolent cases.

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May 16
(THREAD) If you want everyone to understand the stunts Trump and his lawyers pulled today in cross-examining longtime Trump fixer Michael Cohen, please RETWEET this thread.

I’m a NYT-bestselling Trump biographer and former criminal defense lawyer, and I’ll explain what happened. Image
1/ This thread builds off my 200-tweet, five-hour thread from yesterday, which was also about Team Trump’s Michael Cohen cross-examination and which you can read below. But there will be some *very* significant differences between that thread and this one.
2/ Yesterday I live-tweeted the Cohen cross-examination on a slight delay to offer background data and context for various lines of questioning. But given the odd choices Team Trump made in cross-examining Cohen, that may not have been the ideal approach. I have a better one now.
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May 15
(THREAD) It’s important that everyone RETWEET this thread. As some of you know, Elon Musk has been on a deranged tear trying to destroy one of the most reliable news sources in the world, REUTERS. The recent reports in this thread are the ones Musk doesn’t want *anyone* to share. Image
1/ REUTERS: Musk’s Neuralink Has Faced Issues With Its Tiny Wires For Years…
2/ REUTERS: The Inside Story of Elon Musk’s Mass Firings of Tesla Supercharger Staff…
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May 14
(THREAD) Welcome to DAY 2 of the live thread of the testimony of Michael Cohen in Donald Trump’s criminal trial. I’m a NYT-bestselling Trump biographer and former criminal defense attorney. This thread covers the CROSS of Cohen live and adds essential background.

Please RETWEET. Image
1/ If you missed the 400-tweet DAY 1 live thread, it is here:
2/ The direct examination of Michael Cohen has concluded. The cross-examination of Cohen by Trump defense attorney Todd Blanche will begin soon.
Read 201 tweets
May 13
(THREAD) This is a live thread of the testimony of Michael Cohen in Donald Trump’s criminal trial. Its author is a NYT-bestselling Trump biographer and former criminal defense attorney. I’ll not only be covering the testimony live but adding essential background.

Please RETWEET. Image
1/ First, some information on my own brief association with Michael Cohen, in the interest of full disclosure. I’ve been interviewed by Michael Cohen on his podcast, and thereafter was invited back many times; I did not accept those invitations. I have spoken to Michael by phone.
2/ In speaking with Michael by phone, he floated (at a minimum) the idea of me ghostwriting or co-writing his second book, the follow-up to his #1 New York Times bestseller DISLOYAL—a book I candidly thought was surprisingly excellent.

I had no interest whatsoever in doing this.
Read 402 tweets
May 8
(THREAD) This thread from a NYT-bestselling Trump biographer and former criminal defense lawyer offers the most comprehensive breakdown yet of the most explosive testimony about a POTUS ever: Stormy Daniels’ testimony. I’ll be working off court transcripts.

Please RETWEET. Image
1/ Please know in advance that this thread will be R-related and not appropriate for children. It will involve testimony about sexual intercourse with a former President of the United States as well as implications—in the testimony on same—that a sexual assault may have occurred.
2/ Further understand that while he objected to this testimony in court, demanded a mistrial over this testimony, was admonished for swearing audibly to intimidate the witness and jurors during this testimony and denies it in full, Trump *asked* for this witness.

I will explain.
Read 211 tweets
May 7
(📢) MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: More Evidence Emerges That Much of the Chaos at the Gaza Protests Is Inorganic and May Be Arising From Non-Leftist Sources


The first sections of this report are free—the rest free with the trial offer at the link. Please RT.…
1/ This massive report ultimately considers six different non-Leftist entities inciting and/or participating in violence across America right now:

🟥 Anonymous External Agitators
🟥 Pro-Israel Counter-Protesters
🟥 Police
🟥 Foreign Agents
🟥 MAGA Leadership
🟥 GOP Executives
2/ Those who don’t read this article will wrongly claim it says things it doesn’t: that these protests have no leftists in them; that there’s no leftist violence anywhere in America; that there’s been no antisemitism at any of the pro-Palestinians protests.

All that is false.
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