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Sep 1 5 tweets 2 min read
🧵A Russian oil executive, Ravil Maganov, Chairman of Russia’s second-largest oil producer Lukoil, a company that criticized President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine, died Thursday after reportedly falling out of his hospital window in Moscow.

#RussianFascism The company issued a statement Thursday confirming the death of Maganov, 67, "after a severe illness," but did not specify the cause. “Ravil Maganov immensely contributed to the development of not only the Company but of the entire Russian oil and gas sector,” the statement read.
Sep 1 16 tweets 6 min read
🧵DOJ has delivered a shocking view of how classified information was treated by Trump, including that highly classified documents were likely concealed and removed for the purposes of obstruction. DOJ has also released a timeline of events going back to January 2021.

#LockHimUp 🧵In responding to Trump's judge, DOJ included an image showing how the FBI found clearly marked, highly classified documents of the most sensitive kind, sitting in plain sight, spread across the floor. Other documents were recovered from the drawers of Trump’s desk.

Sep 1 4 tweets 2 min read
🧵DOJ has not only explained the events timeline more clearly, but has also delivered a shocking view of how classified information has been treated by Trump, including that highly classified documents were likely concealed and removed for the purposes of obstruction.

#LockHimUp 🧵Included in the filing is information that resets the narrative on several events. For one, in response to the subpoena months before the raid, Trump’s attorneys signed a false statement saying that their own “diligent search” found no other classified materials.

Aug 30 26 tweets 10 min read
🧵Over the last three decades, radical conservative billionaire Leonard Leo has created an interconnected series of institutions designed, behind the curtain, to quietly reshape the American judiciary and in turn America itself into an extremist right-wing hell.

#Kleptofascism Image 🧵Leo's new infusion of 1.6 billion dollars is going to solidify this radical reactionary effort in a way that will be hard for anyone to counter, in part thanks to new election law rules created by the judiciary he has helped shape.

Apr 27 12 tweets 8 min read
🧵🧐 We seem be witnessing a Trump family member walk away with billions after selling out Yemen, Khashoggi, armaments deals, and the US to KSA -- with virtually NO questions from Congress or the mainstream media.

#GOPCorruption Image 🧵As the New York Times notes, it was Kushner who became Prince Mohammed bin Salman's (MBS) most important defender inside the White House.

Jul 13, 2021 24 tweets 10 min read
Voting Rights: The Constitutional Option

#HR1 #SB1 #ForThePeopleAct #VotingRightsAct

by @Thom_Hartmann

@SenSchumer @SenWhitehouse @SenWarren

1/Since 1917, the Senate has drilled several holes in the filibuster. It’s time to drill another. 2/Anything that can permanently block the Senate from doing constitutionally-mandated business is in violation of the spirit, if not the text, of the Constitution itself.
Jun 28, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
They Seemed Like Democratic Activists. They Were Secretly Conservative Spies.🧵…

1/During the 2020 election cycle, wealthy rightwingers paid infiltrators to sabotage the Democratic Party in Wyoming and across the western United States. 2/An undercover operation by conservatives to infiltrate progressive groups, political campaigns and the offices of Democratic as well as moderate Republican elected officials occurred.
Jun 27, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
Dear Democrats: Don't Negotiate With Terrorists

@POTUS @VP @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer

by @Thom_Hartmann…

1/If Democrats are serious about their programs now, and a win in 2022, they’ll do what McConnell did in 2018 when he controlled the Senate. 2/In 2018, McConnell wanted to get radical rightwing Supreme Court judges on the bench for lifetime appointments. He simply had all his Republicans vote to alter the filibuster. Brett Kavanaugh couldn’t be filibustered.
Jun 19, 2021 12 tweets 4 min read
Take a Look at What Your America Is Becoming

via @nbcnews…

1/To get drinking water, citizens of this W VA county have to collect contaminated runoff from the rock face of a mountain or buy bottled water. 2/Is this emerging third-world hell-hole really America? This is the road the corporations and libertarians like Charles Koch and his well-funded activist network are leading us down. How do you like it?
Jun 16, 2021 17 tweets 4 min read
Let’s Take the Filibuster to Court

@SpeakerPelosi @POTUS @VP

Follow @newrepublic…

1/The silent filibuster is not a procedural rule but a change in the enactment of law by majority vote neither permitted by Article I nor with the consent of the House. 2/The failure to surmount a Senate filibuster and pass a bill to create a bipartisan committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection is a gut check for Democrats who should no longer treat the procedural relic as a mere potential or imaginary threat to their governing agenda.
Mar 5, 2021 7 tweets 1 min read

H.R.1, the For the People Act of 2021, passed by the House on Wednesday, has been described as the most sweeping pro-democracy bill in decades, improving voter registration and access to voting, ...… 2/... ending partisan and racial gerrymandering, forcing the disclosure of dark money donors, increasing public funding for candidates, and imposing strict ethical and reporting standards on members of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mar 5, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
1/You might think you’re just getting the Covid vaccine, but the federal government has deputized companies to perform state functions, to use the opportunity to build their customer base, and to gather all the private info on you that they can.… 2/Companies like Walgreens and CVS are using the vaccination process to gather more information about customer behavior, tracking people from the moment they register online (which signs them up for marketing newsletters) and while they are waiting for their shot.
Mar 5, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read

Airstrikes are a constant of the forever war. But making this situation more complex, U.S. forces are training Iraq’s formal military and counterterrorism units, who fight alongside the very militias the U.S. just bombed.… 2/ It’s not even clear whom the U.S. killed and whether Iran actually supports them: “Little is known about the group, including whether it is backed by Iran or related to the organizations that used the facilities ..."
Mar 4, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
1/Could Gov. Greg Abbott’s sudden decision to ditch the mask mandate and "open Texas 100%" be at least in part intended to divert attention from the failure of the state's power grid, which resulted in some monthly bills in the $ thousands?

#TheSwamp… 2/Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced that he was lifting his state’s mask mandate. He too is a Republican.

“We never attempted to say that we're trying to keep every single Mississippian from contracting the virus,” Reeves said Wednesday on Fox Business Network.

Mar 3, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
1/There appears to be a disconnect between Republicans in Congress and their base. Among the former is united opposition to POTUS' economic agenda. In contrast, the base apparently now cares a lot about whether cancel culture is coming for Dr. Seuss.… 2/But what looks like disharmony is actually separate campaigns that are being fought on two fronts in a single war. And while the tactics differ, there's a unified grand strategy.
Mar 3, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read

If there was ever a time for Democrats to go big, it’s now. It’s the only way not to lose badly come 2022. And the GOP knows this, ...… 2/... which is why every single House Republican voted against Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan. The GOP knows that every day they can prevent Democrats from delivering on helping Americans, it’s a good day for their 2022 electoral prospects.
Mar 3, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read

Steven Mnuchin couldn’t pocket, during his years as Trump’s treasury secretary, his $400-million personal fortune. But he seems to have used those years ...

#TheSwamp… 2/... to set himself up nicely for life after Trump. Mnuchin is now starting up an investment fund that’s counting on cash from Saudi Arabia.

Nov 11, 2020 10 tweets 6 min read
The electoral college is a terrible idea designed by racists and wealth, for racists and wealth. CO joins a growing list of states hoping to decide presidential elections by popular vote.

#NationalPopularVote… 2/Called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, the agreement calls for states to award their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, once enough states join the agreement.