Leslie McAdoo Gordon 🇺🇸 Profile picture
Lawyer & writer. Proud hillbilly. Best description of me ever: "You are a pain in the ass, but you are a principled pain in the ass."
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May 23 7 tweets 2 min read

The things to know about whistleblowers:

1. They are usually wrong about what they are saying. Like 80-90% of the time.

This is usually because they only see one part of the situation or only some of the info in the scenario or they don’t understand the info. 2. They are almost always professional malcontents or they have an unreasonable grievance against someone at the organization or they have a personality disorder or they are outright crazy.

And consequently, their perspective on the info is very skewed & their analysis flawed.
Apr 5 11 tweets 2 min read
Okay, so we are across the Rubicon today into the new territory. The question still is whether this is a new beginning or the beginning of the end. I choose the former. But for that to be the case we have a lot of work to do.

What we need is Regeneration. I know how frustrating the situation is & how discouraged people are (& some verging into hopeless.) We must not veer into defeatism however. That will definitely drive us to disaster.

We must instead shake off complacency & set to work once again as our predecessors had to do.
Apr 4 6 tweets 1 min read
So in federal law there is a statute called the "Honest Services" section that makes it a felony to commit mail or wire fraud by defrauding someone of your honest services. And the feds used to charge public officials with it ALL THE TIME and even some businessmen. But they went too far with it - as prosecutors always do - and it ended up being the statute that federal prosecutors used every time someone did something they didn't like the looks of basically.
Apr 4 4 tweets 1 min read
You need to have a copy of the Constitution. You personally & your home. Read it and come to know it.

There are several places online to get free pocket Constitutions. I link 3 below. constitutionus.com/books/free-poc…
Apr 3 5 tweets 2 min read
This new lawyer of DJT's is very experienced in federal white collar criminal law. He was a federal prosecutor for 9 years & has been a defense lawyer for a while now also it appears. Hard to tell right off how much NY state court experience he has. foxnews.com/politics/trump… That could be important as the practices are very different. He can always add a local state court practitioner as part of his team, of course. The reason it's a bit hard to tell is that Blanche apparently left his firm (a very large firm - Cadwalader) today to take this case.
Mar 19 7 tweets 2 min read
It's very unlikely (tho not impossible) that DJT is actually arrested in FL. If indicted, he will almost certainly do the usual thing in white collar cases & self-surrender with the assistance of his NY counsel. Only if he is arrested in FL is there any issue of "extradition." Prosecutors don't have to agree to self surrender, however, as we've seen in other cases. The NY prosecutors could simply seek to have NY's arrest warrant honored by FL, in which case, FL's extradition law would come into play.
Jan 15 5 tweets 1 min read
Summary of Spare by Prince Harry.

He was truly devastated by Diana’s death & didn’t get adequate mental health intervention for it, the chaotic way he was raised, & his personality, so he is now a disordered, delusional, paranoid, & angry alcoholic & druggie. It’s sad & pitiful. Also makes clear that one of his middle names should be changed to Oedipus.
Jan 12 4 tweets 1 min read
Me watching all these fools trying to process the “Biden had classified documents in his GARAGE” story after defending him the past few days: Them:
Jan 9 80 tweets 7 min read
House Rules Package Vote.

It appears at present that few Republicans will cite against the Rules package. Of course you don’t know for sure until you see how people vote.

If Leadership doesn’t think they have the votes, then they can try to adjourn. Or they can vote anyway (as we’ve seen) & negotiate with holdouts during voting. In a real sense, the actual vote requires people to put up or shut up, so you can see what they will do instead of what they will say.
Jan 9 4 tweets 1 min read
Actually, they were released on Friday, the 6th. 👇🏻 Here is the link where you can get (1) the Rules, which will be House Resolution 8, and (2) a Section by Section analysis that’s a bit easier to read.
Jan 7 202 tweets >60 min read
SpeakerVote Day 4 - Evening Edition.

The Members are convening. Clear that a some families are there. There must be hope that they will be getting sworn in tonight.
Jan 6 122 tweets 6 min read
Speaker vote Day 4.

They are going to vote again. Rep. Mike Garcia rises to nominate McCarthy. He says we are losing on multiple fronts today against China.
Jan 6 12 tweets 2 min read
Speaker Race.

So McCarthy has the same 3 step path to the Speaker job today as I explained that he had yesterday, but it sounds like he’s made some progress on Step 1. The three steps are:

1. Negotiate with the part of the Roy/Donalds group who will exchange their support for Rules changes.

2. Once those 10-12 or so votes are secured, work on some of the rest, the so-called Never Kevins, to secure as many as possible by whatever means works.
Jan 5 194 tweets 9 min read
Speaker Vote Day 3.

They are convening. Prayer first by the chaplain. She’s talking about the threat to national security. 🙄
Jan 5 7 tweets 2 min read
Speaker Race. Officially the House convened at noon for business. I think it will be: a prayer, the Pledge, & another motion to adjourn.

McCarthy’s camp is still negotiating with Roy’s camp. That needs to finalize before everyone can see whether they can reach agreement. If they don’t reach agreement & it breaks down completely, then another way will have to be found for someone other than McCarthy to be Speaker. If they do reach agreement, then McCarthy needs a way to get to a majority w/o the smaller group of “Never Kevins” or turn them.
Jan 4 174 tweets 10 min read
SpeakerVote Day 2.

They are reconvening, establishing a quorum. Chair says there is a quorum.
Jan 4 10 tweets 2 min read
Speaker Race. Here’s the problem McCarthy has to resolve to go from 203 to 218 votes. He has to get 15 of the 20 holdouts to vote for him on some basis. For some of them that means agreeing to changes in how the House functions; changes that empower Members & weaken the Speaker. He could do that & win a bunch of them over while weakening his own power but not a full 15 of them. There’s a smaller group w/in the 20 that could be called “Never Kevins.” If there were up to only 4 of them, he could ignore them & still get to 218. But there’re about 5 to 9ish.
Jan 3 38 tweets 4 min read
Historic vote in the House of Representatives today for Speaker: the 1st vote will not produce a winner & a 2nd vote will be needed. That hasn’t happened in over 100 years.

Some people say this is too “messy.” Newsflash: real republicanism & democracy ARE messy. So what. The first vote is ongoing right now, (they are in the “Rs” of the alphabet), but it’s already a foregone conclusion based on the numbers that no candidate will get the required majority vote of those present.
Oct 30, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
I’m sorry but if you marry a pro athlete who then becomes a preeminent one & ultimately GOAT of his position, you need to accept that he’s never going to stop being actively involved in his sport. It’s who he is. You’ve no right to demand otherwise. Accept or move on. It’s really the same even w/o the pro athlete angle, it’s just always easier to see principles using an extreme example. You shouldn’t try to make your partner less than they are. They don’t have to change who they are for you or the relationship. Neither do you.
Oct 21, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Bannon case.

Bannon's counsel quoted my hub's article & attached it to their pleading last night on whether jail time is mandatory or whether probation is available for Judge Nichols to impose this morning.

The article (from Law360) is attached.u.pcloud.link/publink/show?c…

Here is the full pleading.


Oct 4, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
This is about the third article in recent weeks that WaPo has done about DJT’s legal team or moves that contains info that is virtually certain to be attorney-client privilege protected.
washingtonpost.com/national-secur… Here is another: washingtonpost.com/national-secur…