Big news tonight. I'm proud to share this first incarnation of our spreadsheet of Resistance candidates for use in the 2018 election.
Those of you who support us on Patreon have directly funded the staff time (which has been hundreds of hours since we announced this effort).
A few words of disclaimer: please do not take this spreadsheet as an endorsement of any kind. In some cases, we've included multiple phenomenal candidates who are running for the same seat.
Please take this list as being for for informational and organizing purposes only-- though please also know that we have spent a mountain of time vetting every candidate on it to make sure their positions are aligned with the Resistance and with justice and equality for all.
1/ My initial response to the Nunes memo is this: THAT'S IT?!
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The memo concerns a FIFTH approval by the FISA court of the FISA warrant on Carter Page, after four previous issuances without any fabricated or real concern.
2/ The memo fails to mention that the dossier was originally funded by Republicans seeking to discredit Trump, and instead falsely implies that it was funded by the DNC and HRC's campaign alone, and that that reason alone means the dossier can't be true.
3/ The fact that the FISA application for the fifth issuance didn’t mention Clinton or the DNC vis-a-vis the dossier is irrelevant. What's relevant is whether there was cause to renew the FISA warrant on Page, including based on intel that had been gathered from past surveillance
THREAD ON THIRD (BOMBSHELL) FUSION GPS TRANSCRIPT BEFORE HOUSE INTEL. (Note: I'm doing this in fits and starts. There may be a few minutes where I have to step away to deal with family. I'll be back.) Please note: ex-high profile securities litigator here, CEO of a consulting co.
1/ Gowdy leads off with questioning. Simpson confirms that the first entity to hire him to do oppo research on Trump was the Washington Free Beacon. (Tr. 7)
2/ Generally, at the end of an engagement, Fusion writes a report of their findings. (Tr. 8)
THREAD ON SECOND FUSION GPS TRANSCRIPT. 1/ So, this is an exceedingly short transcript (19 pages) but it tells us a lot about what the Republicans on @HouseIntelComm have been up to behind the scenes.
2/ What is apparent almost immediately here is that the Republicans refused to extend conditions on testimony that would preserve certain privileges of Fusion GPS (like attorney client, First Amendment, and confidentiality) that if not preserved could destroy Fusion completely.
3/ Instead, the Republicans dragged Simpson in to plead the Fifth on the record, a show that wasn’t made for other witnesses, and a step that would only have been required because the Republicans would not extend him limits they'd extended others. (Tr. 6-7).
Hey members of the @GOP: we know you're as nauseous as we are. You're in the culty thrall of a man with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. You're dancing on eggshells trying to avoid the next outburst of narcissistic rage. Here's the turning point: YOU HAVE THE POWER TO END THIS.
.@SpeakerRyan@SenateMajLdr wouldn't it be nice to have some peace? To not have to dance around the latest insane tweet? To not have to scramble when he damns a policy only to flip two hours later? To not have to negotiate with your conservative principles to justify the crazy?
You may not recognize that you are in the usual response to someone with NPD. You dance, you justify, you defend, you try SO HARD to mollify him, control him, avoid his outbursts, do nothing to offend, walk the fine line, try try try to keep him on the straight and narrow.
THREAD ON FUSION GPS. I spent the afternoon reading the transcript that Senator Feinstein released today. Here are the salient points, with citations. I am a lawyer and CEO. I was a securities fraud and human rights litigator in DC/NY for over 15 years. Read on for takeaways.
2/ As I process the Fusion GPS transcript, I'll post significant points here in individual tweets. For starters: NO, Fusion GPS doesn't do hatchet jobs to try to get government agencies to start investigations against people. (Tr. 25)