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Attorney, retired. Artist. Writer. I use forbidden words, like science & evidence. Law, justice, political junkie Tweets R IMO, not advice RTs not = endorsement
26 Jul 18
11 GOPers acting like Putin's representatives #VoteThemOut:
1. Mark Meadows, chair of the hard-right "Freedom Caucus" (former Tea Party). Ethics scandal:โ€ฆ
His opponent is Philip Price @Price4WNC #NorthCarolina #NC11
11 GOPers acting like Putin's reps, trying to "impeach" Rod Rosenstein:
2. Jim Jordan, #GymJordan named in #OSU #OhioState sex abuse lawsuitโ€ฆ
His opponent is Janet Garrett. She will represent #Ohio #OH04 @Janet4OH ย
11 RW GOPers attacking US law enforcement instead of investigating Russia's attack on America. #VoteThemAllOut

3. Matt Gaetz of #Florida is "known for doing some pretty despicable things"โ€ฆ
Faces a primary challenge August 28. #FL01โ€ฆ
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31 Jan 18
Will the Nunes memo include key facts?

2013: Carter Page met with a Russian spy named Victor Podobnyy.

The FBI busted a Russian spy ring that was seeking information on US sanctions & energy.

Jan 2015: Charges were filed against Podobnyy & 2 others.โ€ฆ
Pageโ€™s connection to Russian intelligence "occurred more than three years before his association with Trump." The FBI was aware of this connection well before #FusionGPS was hired to look into Trump, initially by a conservative supporter of an opponentโ€ฆ
Nunes & GOP members on the House Intelligence Committee who voted to release the memo also know that Page testified that he was invited to speak in Russia soon after joining the Trump campaign and that he sought permission for his trip ahead of time.โ€ฆ
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11 Jan 18
Late October 2016: Comey sent the letter to Republicans in Congress. Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz immediately rushed to leak it to press & falsely claimedย that the case had been โ€œreopened.โ€
This was after the FBI had been alerted to #TrumpRussia by Steele/FusionGPS:
April 2017: Jason Chaffetz was criticized "for not investigating Trump's alleged Russian ties the same way he went after the Democratic presidential nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton." To put it mildly.
He resigned in June.โ€ฆ
In August 2017, NBC noted that the last 12 days before the election, flipped it upside down, and changed the future of our country.โ€ฆ

The key events: Comey's letter, Chaffetz's leak & false claim & "flawed" reporting by the NYT, all favorable to Trump.
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