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Sep 30 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
🚨NEW: @JohnsHopkins anesthesiologist Anna Gabrielian and her spouse @USArmy military doctor Maj. Jamie Lee Henry INDICTED for conspiring to share highly-sensitive medical records of military personnel with #Russia.
Gabrielian was "motivated by patriotism toward #Russia" & allegedly said her spouse had info on how the US establishes field hospitals. She told an undercover agent their info needed to be used "for something tactically advantageous…not just check if this person has polyps."🤬
🚨BREAKING: Prosecutors informed 16 Trump supporters who formed an FAKE slate of 2020 electors from #Georgia that they may face CRIMINAL charges, underscoring the risk of criminal charges that Trump and his cronies may face.
BREAKING: Wow! The @NobelPrize that Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov auctioned off to raise money for Ukrainian child refugees **sold for $103.5 million** shattering the old record for a Nobel.
Muratov—who won the Nobel in October 2021—helped found the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and was its editor-in-chief when it shut down in March amid the Putin’s clampdown on journalists and public dissent to Russia’s ILLEGAL invasion of Ukraine.
Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva tested positive for #Trimetazidine—a banned stimulant—before arriving at the #Beijing Olympics, jeopardizing her team gold medal won this week.
Valieva’s bust for doping is ZERO surprise, as Russian athletes in Beijing are competing as the “Russian Olympic Committee” (#ROC) **after #Russia was banned because of a massive state-sponsored doping scheme** at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
“It is anticipated that…Trump will testify that he & others orchestrated a carefully crafted plot to call into question the integrity of the 2020 presidential election & the validity of Biden’s victory”💥 nytimes.com/2022/02/04/us/…
“Moreover, it will be established at trial that Trump & his conspirators engaged in a concerted effort to deceive the public, including defendant, into believing that American democracy was at stake if Congress was permitted to certify the election results.”
🚨BREAKING: #OathKeepers founder & leader Stewart Rhodes ARRESTED and CHARGED with **seditious #conspiracy** for organizing a wide-ranging plot to storm the Capitol on #Jan6th.
FINALLY, the first insurrectionist has been charged with #sedition.💥
At least 4 #OathKeepers who were at the Capitol on 1/6 and are cooperating with the government have **sworn in court papers that the group intended to breach the Capitol with the goal of obstructing the final certification of the Electoral College vote**.
🚨Fmr #NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik turned over some documents to the @January6thCmte but withheld numerous others, including one titled “DRAFT LETTER FROM @POTUS TO SEIZE EVIDENCE IN THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY FOR THE 2020 ELECTIONS.”
Kerik’s lawyer provided the “privilege log” to the #Jan6thCommittee saying the file originated on 12/17, a day before Trump huddled in the WH w/advisers including Misha Flynn, where they *discussed seizing election equipment* in states whose results Trump was attempting to throw.
Dec 22, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
🚨BREAKING: Jury finds Harvard chemist Charles Lieber GUILTY of making false statements about participating in a #China-govt program to attract foreign scientists, failing to declare income earned in China & failing to report a Chinese bank account.🧐
The records Trump is trying to hide include: working papers from then-White House chief of Staff Mark Meadows, the press secretary and a WH lawyer who had **notes and memos about Trump's efforts to undermine the election**.💥
▶️Daily presidential diaries
▶️Drafts of his election-related speeches
▶️Records of his phone calls
▶️Handwritten notes and files of top aides politico.com/news/2021/10/3…
Per the National Archives, Trump is trying to block ~750 of 1,600 pages relevant to the #January6th investigation, including hundreds of pages from “multiple binders of [Kayleigh McEnany] made up almost entirely of talking points & statements related to the 2020 election.”🧐
Oct 28, 2021 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
🔥Beryl Howell—chief judge of the DC federal court—thrashed DOJ for giving “petty offense” plea deals to #January6th defendants who she said tarnished America’s reputation in the world and enabled violent rioters to threaten the peaceful transfer of power. politico.com/news/2021/10/2…
“The rioters attacking the Capitol were NOT mere trespassers engaging in protected 1st Amendment conduct. They were not merely disorderly—countless videos show the mob that attacked the Capitol was VIOLENT. Everyone participating in the mob contributed to that violence.”💥
2 yrs later, posts that sparked ANGRY reaction emoji were more likely to have disinformation, toxicity and low-quality news🙄
Oct 26, 2021 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
Internal documents show that #Facebook tracked real-world harms exacerbated by its platforms, ignored warnings from employees about risks of their decisions & exposed vulnerable communities around the world to a cocktail of dangerous content. washingtonpost.com/technology/202…
‼️Mark #Zuckerberg testified *under oath* to Congress in 2020 that #Facebook removes 94% of the hate speech it finds before a human reports it.
In internal documents, researchers estimated that Facebook was removing <5% of all hate speech.🤬
On Instagram, the account reported most often for inciting violence was @realdonaldtrump.🤬
One FB employee fumed, “This is not a new problem. We have been watching this behavior from politicians like Trump, and the—at best—wishy washy actions of company leadership, for years now….”
Sep 22, 2021 • 9 tweets • 4 min read
🔥Shareholders sue #Facebook alleging that the company overpaid nearly $5 BILLION more to the FTC than its original $106 million penalty to settle the #CambridgeAnalytica data leak **so Mark Zuckerberg could avoid deposition and personal liability**.