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May 11 5 tweets 1 min read
SCOTUS Justices will hold a "private, closed-door conference" tomorrow
To date "none of the conservative justices who initially sided with Alito have switched their votes. No dissenting draft opinions have circulated from any justice"
Short thread:
politico.com/news/2022/05/1… 2/"“That could explain why no second draft of Alito’s majority opinion has been distributed, as typically the two sides react to one another’s written arguments and recast their own.
May 5 4 tweets 1 min read
So:
JD Vance has outsourced many campaign ops
(including oppo)
thru POV -his super PAC
Per FEC it's illegal for a campaign cmte & a super PAC to "communicate"
So attached is the public Medium page POV has set up with all the research
Looks like it's for supporters
It isn't
⤵️ Here:
medium.com/@protectohiova…
Apr 29 8 tweets 2 min read
Per @PunchbowlNews AM re McCarthy:
"..GOP leadership is on edge. We’ve gotten numerous queries about what else may come..There’s serious angst in the leadership about who taped these private phone calls..lots of finger pointing over who’s to blame for this period of upheaval." @PunchbowlNews 2/"..McCarthy doesn’t really have formal opposition among [GOP] at this point. Questions and doubts? Yes, sure. There’s a lot of chatter right now among members..Gaetz is the only GOPer actively agitating against McCarthy probable ascension to speaker.."
Apr 21 52 tweets 7 min read
NYT:
More on McConnell & McCarthy's private outrage at Trump following 1/6
-the abject fear Kevin McCarthy felt at Trump's potential political retribution
And the GOP's "extraordinary political weakness"
thread:
nytimes.com/2022/04/21/us/… 2/"In the days after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building, the two top Republicans in Congress, Representative Kevin McCarthy and Senator Mitch McConnell, told associates they believed Trump was responsible for inciting the deadly riot and vowed to drive him from politics.
Apr 7 8 tweets 2 min read
Seems Trump is worried about what Ivanka & others around him on 1/6 are telling the cmte @ his unwillingness to stop the riot
Per a WaPo interview:
He's now publicly attempting to deflect blame to Pelosi & DC Mayor Bowser
Pathetic and desperate

washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/… 2/"Former president Trump voiced regret Wednesday over not marching to the U.S. Capitol the day his supporters stormed the building, & he defended his long silence during the attack by claiming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others were responsible for ending the deadly violence.
Mar 24 10 tweets 2 min read
Thread:
Day 4
KBJ/GOP witnesses testify today
-including 4 lawyers from ABA
& sev others
She withstood nearly 24 hrs of questioning this wk
-including brutal hammering by GOP
She'll be back on the Hill meeting with more Senators today as she heads to a full vote w/in 2 wks
⤵️ Testifying for KBJ today:
CBC Chair Joyce Beatty
Wade Henderson, president/CEO of Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Risa Goluboff, dean of UVA Law School
Richard Rosenthal, an appellate lawyer & longtime friend
Captain Frederick Thomas, National President of NOBLE
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Mar 24 5 tweets 1 min read
IMPORTANT Thread:
Re KBJ hearing:
Ted Cruz sent a letter to Dick Durbin demanding the hearings be adjourned until they get reports from certain child porn cases KBJ oversaw in district court
Durbin & SJC Dems have said no
-that it'd be unprecedented to seek such reports
⤵️ 2/
Durbin notes that no such action has ever been taken during any confirmation hearing for any judicial nominee and confidential information could end up being revealed and he doesn’t believe the pre-sentencing reports would change anyone’s mind on the panel either way
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Mar 18 5 tweets 1 min read
Putin's rally:
“We are forced to go to all such events. We can’t say no. It’s out of the question..I hate this whole thing, and I am very afraid. They told us that if we don’t go it’s going to be very strict this time. No explanations will be accepted. .."
washingtonpost.com/world/2022/03/… 2/"'I know that people are being killed and it’s awful. And how dare they organize a concert when people are dying?' She said she was also “forced to participate in elections” and to vote for Putin’s United Russia party or lose her job" ~WaPo
Mar 18 4 tweets 1 min read
It's remarkably unsurprising that GOP who supported Trump in his impeachment for extorting Zelenskyy
are now saying if Dems hadn't impeached him UKR wouldn't have been on Putin's radar at all ..

Seriously, that's their story now:

politico.com/news/2022/03/1… 2/"Republicans, only one of whom supported Trump’s first impeachment, are brushing off any suggestion that their frustration with Biden’s pace of Ukraine aid is at odds with their earlier defense of Trump’s posture toward Kyiv.
Mar 17 16 tweets 3 min read
PLEASE pay attention!
Per WaPo this am
Many, many companies/brands remain in Russia despite Putin's slaughter of civilians
Everyone should read this extensive list
Thread here:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/… 2/"..Zelensky made another ask on Wednesday morning, and it’s something all Americans can help with. We can stop buying the products of businesses that continue to fund Vladimir Putin’s war machine, even after its full horrors —
Mar 16 8 tweets 2 min read
Pay attention, kids!
Omicron sub-variant BA.2 is now beginning to surge in Western Europe:
Germany, UK, Netherlands & 9 other countries

It's believed to be more transmissible that the omicron variant that just savaged us

Put your mask back on
You seriously don't want this! 2/"A surge in coronavirus infections in Western Europe has experts and health authorities on alert for another wave of the pandemic in the United States, even as most of the country has done away with restrictions after a sharp decline in cases.
Mar 8 4 tweets 1 min read
NEW:
Co-founder of the US-Ukraine Foundation Robert McConnell & 26 other foreign policy experts have signed a letter urging Biden admin & NATO Alliance to impose a limited NFZ to protect humanitarian corridors in Ukraine
Here:
politico.com/f/?id=0000017f… 2/"We, the undersigned, urge the Biden administration, together with NATO allies, to impose a limited No-Fly Zone over Ukraine starting with protection for humanitarian corridors that were agreed upon in talks between Russian and Ukrainian officials on Thursday.
Mar 4 25 tweets 4 min read
Oh..
Holy smokes!
This video footage
-showing little Roger Stone packing to flee from DC as the insurrection raged
is damning as hell
Gotta love all of the sudden consciousness of guilt revelations about these jackals
PLEASE let this finally be it!
Thread:
washingtonpost.com/investigations… 2/"As a mob ransacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Roger Stone, Donald Trump’s longest-serving political adviser, hurried to pack a suitcase inside his elegant suite on the fifth floor of the Willard hotel.
Mar 3 9 tweets 2 min read
Reading this *angry* email exchange between John Eastman & Greg Jacob (fmr Pence counsel) on 1/6 is fascinating & will explain a lot
Politico has a pc on it
(yea, I know, read it anyway)
Also excerpts below this⤵️
Here:
politico.com/news/2022/03/0… From Politico pc:
"Eastman, however, didn’t relent even after a violent mob — egged on by Trump — stormed the Capitol and sent Pence and Congress fleeing for safety. Eastman continued to press Pence to overturn the election
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Mar 3 8 tweets 2 min read
Thread:
If you haven't read the filing:
Some excerpts from last nights extremely serious & important filing by Jan 6th Comm, demonstrating their current thinking @ a criminal referral to DOJ against Trump:
⤵️ “[E]vidence and information available to the Committee established a good-faith belief that Mr. Trump and others may have engaged in criminal and/or fraudulent acts, and that [Eastman’s] legal assistance was used in furtherance of those activities.”
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Mar 1 4 tweets 1 min read
House Minority Ldr Kevin McCarthy today on Marjorie Taylor Greene's weekend CPAC behavior:
"..When I come back [from Israel] I see two colleagues who went and participated with a group that has a leader that many times gives anti-Semitic views, and led a chant for Putin.
⤵️ "For me it was appalling and wrong. And there’s no place in our party for any of this. … The party should not be associated any time, any place with somebody who is anti-Semitic. … She has personally gone [out] to answer this.
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Feb 25 20 tweets 3 min read
New: WaPo:
Some of the docs Trump had at Mar-a-Lago were so highly classified they may not even be able to be *described* in an unclassified way
Thread:
washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/… 2/"Some of the presidential records recovered from former president Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago are so sensitive they may not be able to be described in forthcoming inventory reports in an unclassified way, two people familiar with the matter said Friday.
Feb 25 8 tweets 2 min read
NEW:
NYT:
Putin had a call with Xi
Following that Kremlin says it's prepared to send a delegation to Belarus for "talks"with Ukraine
Good faith? No one knows
But interesting:
(thread)
nytimes.com/live/2022/02/2… 2/"Kremlin said on Friday that it was ready for talks with Ukraine after President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was ready to discuss a “neutral status” for his country. But the conditions for such negotiations were not immediately clear
Feb 14 4 tweets 1 min read
Last week House clerks enrolled the wrong version of Postal Service Reform Bill
They immediately corrected it
Schumer filed cloture on the incorrect version
Seems now Fla Sen Rick Scott plans to object to a unanimous consent to replace this with the correct version
⤵️ So it looks like Postal Service Reform won't pass til at least March now
From Schumer's office:
"As it has been reported, the House of Representatives made a minor clerical error when it sent the bipartisan Postal Service Reform bill to the Senate.
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Feb 9 20 tweets 3 min read
NEW
Per WaPo:
National Archives has asked DOJ to investigate Trump's handling of WH docs
"including those that might be considered classified"
Discussions are still in preliminary stage:
🧵
washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/… 2/"[NARA] has asked the [DOJ] to examine Trump’s handling of White House records, sparking discussions among fed'l law enforcement officials about whether they should investigate the former president for a possible crime, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Feb 6 4 tweets 1 min read
Speaking on CNN yesterday about Gaetz & Bannon's remarks @ Pence fmr GOP Rep @BarbaraComstock said:
"These are the lowest of the low, these are the only people left in the Trump circle..Look at who didn't speak up yesterday.
⤵️ "There were not people out on Fox all day defending this resolution or pushing back on Mike Pence, or defending the former president and his talk of pardons. Republicans are now silent. So if you're Donald Trump, that means you don't have a lot of support.
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