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Feb 17 4 tweets 1 min read
A judge just ordered Trump, Junior & Ivanka to appear for depositions in NYAG James civil investigation case.

Remember, the Trumps don't do too well when it comes to testifying accurately during depositions. 1/3
motherjones.com/politics/2021/… And....2/3
Jan 12 4 tweets 2 min read
JUST POSTED: In my video interview with @RepRaskin, he poignantly discusses his son Tommy, the Jan. 6 attack, and what happened behind the scenes during the second Trump impeachment. Please watch, like, and share. 1/3
motherjones.com/politics/2022/… Also, @RepRaskin and I talked about a stunning spoken-word piece called "Where War Begins" that Tommy Raskin wrote. Watch this video of Tommy performing it. 2/3

Dec 31, 2021 19 tweets 7 min read
It's the end of 2021. I'm going to tweet out some favorite stories I did this year. And let me remind you that @MotherJones is a nonprofit. If you like the independent, kickass journalism my colleagues & I do, please consider sending in a few bucks. 1/19
secure.motherjones.com/flex/mj/key/7L… A wild tale that I spent two years working on. 2/19
Oct 27, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
SCOOP: The owners of the Democrats' big data firm have an unknown side gig: working to elect far-right Republicans. This is an inside-baseball story about the most important stuff in politics. Please read/RT my latest.
motherjones.com/politics/2021/… You might know data is the most vital resource in politics these days. For the Democrats & progressives, TargetSmart is a key data firm that helps them develop voter data that can be used for crucial voter-contact programs. It had a $3m contract with the DNC last year. But...2/5
Jun 17, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
THIS JUST IN: I’m launching a new newsletter, “This Land,” w/ exclusive content: news analysis, behind-the-scenes media & reporting tales, recommendations on what to read/watch/listen to & plenty of audience interaction. Be the first to sign up today. 1/4
secure.motherjones.com/flex/mj/key/LA… "This Land" will arrive in your email in-box several times a week & feature material from me that doesn’t appear on the MoJo website or in the magazine. This is not a Substack newsletter, and I'm not leaving Mother Jones. Just expanding. 2/4
Jun 10, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Remember the video I found of a Stop the Steal organizer who called for the "execution" of Trump's foes? He was just indicted on a conspiracy charge related to the 1/6 attack on the US Capitol. 1/4
motherjones.com/politics/2021/… Here's the indictment.
extremism.gwu.edu/sites/g/files/… 2/4
Mar 28, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
A thread on #Myanmar and the military's murderous attack on civilians. Using tweets from @soezeya.

Jan 20, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Good morning from the US Capitol.

A beautiful cold day. With thousands of troops. From beneath the podium where Joe Biden will become president.
Jan 18, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
I was at the US Capitol this morning to get a COVID test—mandatory for journalists covering the inauguration. It’s a militarized zone. This is what Trump has done to America. 1/7 Troops guarding the citadel of democracy from militant extremists radicalized by Trump and his lies. 2/7
Jan 4, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
With the GA Senate races coming to a close, here's a thread recapping my reporting on @kloeffler & her conflicts/questionable business dealings. First the stories, then a breakdown. Please share. #GAsen 1/4


motherjones.com/politics/2020/… .@KLoeffler was a top exec at Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) & owned a lot of ICE stock; her husband is its CEO. In the Senate, she served on a subcomm. overseeing the CFTC, which regulates ICE, as the CFTC made decisions affecting ICE. Big conflict! 2/4
Dec 30, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
A Thread and an Ask: I know you're all getting hit at the end of the year by a ton of good causes requesting money right now. Let me add to that rush. If you value the work we do at @MotherJones, please help us with a donation. 1/X
secure.motherjones.com/flex/mj/key/7L… The Trump era has been a stretch of death and demagoguery. Through it all, we at @MotherJones have been doing kick-ass journalism to uncover the corruption, greed, lies, and treachery—reporting on the pandemic, the GOP war on democracy, social inequality & other betrayals. 2/6
Dec 24, 2020 10 tweets 2 min read
1. With Trump pardoning Stone & Manafort tonight, here's a thread. Remember the GOP-led Senate intel comm report said Manafort was in cahoots with a Russian intelligence officer during the 2016 campaign—while Putin was attacking the election to help Trump.
motherjones.com/politics/2020/… 2. This finding and many others proved the Trump-Russia scandal was no hoax. US intelligence had real reasons to worry about the Trump campaign, its interactions with Russians, and its response to Moscow's attack on an American election.
Dec 13, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
#JohnLeCarre was a brilliant story teller & a master writer. If you haven't read his work, do so & marvel at his ability to marshal the English language. He was more than a spy novelist. He illuminated the fundamental tensions of human interaction. Thank you, David Cornwall. RIP. And damn 2020 for taking from us, one of our best (and one of our my favorite) authors. It is sad to contemplate that there will be no more #JohnLeCarre novels. No one crafted a tale or played with verb tense better than he did.
Dec 9, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
In its suit trying to throw out the votes of GA, WI, PA & MI, the state of Texas claims the odds of Biden winning those states is "less than one in a quadrillion to the fourth power." That's crazy. BTW, Charles Cicchetti, who came up with that stat, and his wife are Trump donors. A good take-down of this absurd stat:
Nov 19, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
Oh, @JennaEllisEsq, remember when you said Trump's values were "not American" & linked to a post calling him an "American fascist." Now you say there was a massive conspiracy to steal an election from him. What to believe? Who's running this conspiracy? Rudy can't name a perp. lawandcrime.com/2020-election/…
Nov 7, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
1. I was at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2011 when @obama lacerated @realDonaldTrump, and the entire crowd laughed *at* Trump. It was akin to a bully being humiliated in the schoolyard in front of everyone. 2. The moment seemed a total repudiation of Trump. He seethed. And people who know him have said that his 2016 presidential bid was motivated in part by a desire for revenge.
Nov 3, 2020 21 tweets 4 min read
1. It's been overshadowed by other matters (the pandemic, impeachment), but @realDonaldTrump's betrayal of the United States related to Putin's attack on American democracy should not be overlooked or forgotten on this Election Day. Here is a thread with some basics. 2. In 2016, Putin mounted a covert op to sow discord, hurt Clinton & help Trump. When this plot became public—when WikiLeaks dumped DNC emails and documents stolen by Russian hackers—the Trump campaign (inc. Paul Manafort & @DonasldJTrumpJr) denied the Russian attack.
Oct 14, 2020 10 tweets 2 min read
I just spoke with John Paul Isaac, the Wilmington computer repair store owner who ended up with Hunter Biden's laptop and gave it to the FBI and Giuliani. He would not explain how a copy of the hard drive was passed to Rudy Giuliani. "No comment," he said. Isaac said he first went to the FBI and there were "many, many steps" between the laptop going to the bureau and the copy of the hard drive being sent to Giuliani: "I don't feel like talking about it now."
Aug 11, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Guess what. Karfunkel, it turns out, is the *president* and *CFO* of this low-profile synagogue. So he got a mega-tax deduction by transferring his Kodak shares--when the value was pumped up--to a new charity that he runs. See the UPDATE based on WSJ reporting. From the Congregation Chemdas Yisroel charity registration filing. This billionaire "donated" stock worth up to $180m to the low-profile synagogue he runs, which doesn't seem to do all that much. He and the two other officers refused to answer my questions about it. I wonder why. Image
Jun 4, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
You want to get into this? Did the FBI say anything publicly about the Trump-Russia investigation during the 2016 campaign? What did it do re the HRC investigation? Even when Comey was asked by House Dems in late Sept., he refused to say whether or not there was a Russia probe. When the NY Times asked the FBI about the investigation in October, the bureau downplayed the probe. When I asked the FBI, it did not comment. It took no steps to use this investigation against Trump during the campaign.
Jan 16, 2020 7 tweets 1 min read
In his May 10, 2019, letter to President-elect Zelensky, @RudyGiuliani asked for a meeting as "personal counsel" representing Trump "as a private citizen." So his efforts to get dirt on Biden had NOTHING to do with US policy. This is all the evidence needed to see Rudy's pressure campaign on Zelensky and his aides was a PRIVATE endeavor waged for Trump's PERSONAL benefit.