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The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either - but right through every human heart.
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Jul 11, 2021
“This is no longer a question of freedom of expression; it’s a question of hunger. People are hitting the street. They are asking for an end to this government, to one-party rule, to repression and the misery we have lived through for 60 years.” #Cuba nyti.ms/3ANdkP3 "Activists and analysts called it the first time that so many people had openly protested against #Cuba's Communist government since the Maleconazo uprising, which exploded in summer 1994 into a huge wave of Cubans leaving the country by sea." #CubaLibre
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Mar 16, 2021
#Trump is now facing separate investigations from 5 independently elected investigators – from Georgia to New York to Washington – with only their constituents to answer to erienewsnow.com/story/43500742… Jennifer Weisselberg gave investigators probing Trump's finances 7 boxes of documents she got in her divorce from the Trump Organization CFO's son
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Jan 11, 2021
2:26pm: “I am making an urgent, urgent immediate request for National Guard assistance.”

A top Army official said he would not recommend that Sec McCarthy approve the request.

“I don’t like the visual of National Guard standing a police line with the Capitol in the background." Two #Capitol Police officers suspended (one who took selfies with rioters and another who put on a MAGA hat and began directing them around), another arrested for their roles in the #CapitolRiots; another 10 to 15 are under investigation #TrumpCoupAttempt cnn.com/2021/01/11/pol…
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Nov 15, 2020
Trump family business faces post-election reckoning as debts come due and legal woes persist
wsj.com/articles/trump… “The fact that Trump thought he could run for president and be president with potential clear irregularities in his financial background and not be discovered, that’s the most surprising part to me.

It reinforces that he did not fully appreciate what it meant to be president.”
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Aug 20, 2020
Judge throws out Trump challenge to Manhattan DA subpoena for tax records
cnbc.com/2020/08/20/jud… "US District Court Judge Victor Marrero dismissed the case with prejudice, effectively preventing Trump from bringing new arguments to the court for why the subpoena [for his tax returns] should not be enforced."
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Jul 20, 2020
Esther Salas is the federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against Deutsche Bank by investors alleging the bank made false and misleading statements before agreeing to pay a $150 million fine for compliance failures related to Jeffrey Epstein. (h/t @mkees1) globenewswire.com/news-release/2… Also mentioned in the lawsuit against Deutsche Bank: the bank's dealings with Danske Estonia, which was involved in a $230 billion Russian moneylaundering scandal (including the proceeds of the theft uncovered by Magnitsky).
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Jun 26, 2020
"The intelligence finding was briefed to Trump, and the NSC discussed the problem at an interagency meeting in March ...

The @WhiteHouse has yet to authorize any step [in response]."

Russia secretly offered Afghan militants bounties to kill US troops nytimes.com/2020/06/26/us/… "The US concluded months ago that the Russian unit, which is linked to assassination attempts & other covert operations in Europe intended to destabilize the West or take revenge on turncoats, had covertly offered rewards for successful attacks last year."

And Trump did nothing.
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May 20, 2020
Democrats open investigation into the replacement of @USDOT’s acting inspector general, concerned that the move was tied to an investigation into whether @SecElaineChao granted preferential treatment to @senatemajldr's state of Kentucky
washingtonpost.com/local/traffica… "[Transportation Committee chairman] DeFazio also raised questions about Chao’s family’s shipping business and whether she followed her ethics agreement to divest stock in Vulcan Materials, both of which the House Oversight Committee is also investigating."

From Sept 2019:
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Mar 6, 2020
Bravo @BrianKarem for trying to get a response to a question of the utmost importance to the American people from this deceitful, corrupt regime.

FTR, he was calm and professional, not "screaming," but certainly would have been justified had he done so. "In the 1980s @CDCDirector Redfield worked closely with the Christian organization ASAP, which maintained that AIDS was "God's judgment" against homosexuals, spread in an America weakened by single-parent households and loss of family values." #covid19
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Feb 27, 2020
Muzzling public health experts on the front lines of responding to the outbreak, while giving an inept sycophant a megaphone to praise his "strong leadership" on Hannity and other safe spaces.

Endangering the public to avoid bruising Trump's ego. #TrumpVirus "Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the country’s leading experts on viruses and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told associates the @WhiteHouse had instructed him not to say anything else without clearance." #TrumpVirus
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Feb 25, 2020
All within the space of 3 hours.

Corruption kills. HHS Secretary Alex Azar refuses to say a #coronavirus vaccine would be affordable to all, also appears to contradict Trump's claim that the virus will disappear once it gets warmer #Covid_19 independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…
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Feb 23, 2020
South Korea: increased national threat level to “red alert,” the highest level, after 169 new #coronavirus cases confirmed (total 602, 5 deaths)
China: 648 new cases, 97 deaths (total 76,936, 2,442 deaths)
Iran: 7th death, highest # outside China
washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pac… Pakistan closes border with Iran, Afghanistan bans travel to Iran over #coronavirus fears #Covid_19 rappler.com/world/regions/…
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Jan 10, 2020
"The Iraqi leader asked @SecPompeo to “send delegates to Iraq to prepare a mechanism to carry out the parliament’s resolution regarding the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq."

#Iraq PM tells US to start working on troop withdrawal apne.ws/b3frZ5p PM Mahdi: “#Iraq is keen on keeping the best of relations with its neighbors and its friends in the international community."

Iraqi prime minister asks U.S. to start talks on troop withdrawal
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Jan 3, 2020
.@AriFleischer, last night: "I think it is entirely possible that this is going to be a catalyst inside Iran where the people celebrate this killing of #Soleimani."

#Iran, today: .@SecPompeo: “We have every expectation that people not only in Iraq but in Iran will view the American action last night [killing #Soleimani] as giving them freedom."
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Dec 28, 2019
"It seems like it's open season on Jews in New York City": NYPD steps up patrols amid at least 8 anti-Semitic attacks since Hanukkah began nbcnewyork.com/news/local/man… Five people are in critical condition after a stabbing attack at a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home in Rockland County, NY
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Dec 7, 2019
–Saudi who killed 3 at FL naval base hosted a party days before where he and 3 other Saudis watched videos of mass shootings
–1 of the 3 filmed Friday's rampage & 2 others watched from a car
–10 Saudis are being held; several others are unaccounted for
apnews.com/75a8adc7142259… Even as evidence grows that Saudi Air Force officers operated a terror cell on an American military base, Trump is STILL sucking up to the Saudi regime.

Does he seriously believe a bribe to the victims' families from the king will silence them?
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Nov 21, 2019
I have not been able to watch most of the impeachment hearings. Has anyone asked @DevinNunes about his taxpayer-funded escapades with indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas? Rep. @ericswalwell reads portions of a @thedailybeast article on how indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas helped with @DevinNunes' foreign investigations.

(Thanks to all of you who flagged it for me!)
#ImpeachingHearing #ImpeachmentHearings
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Oct 11, 2019
If only there was a Trump Tower Kobani.

US is deploying an additional 2,800 troops to Saudi Arabia, along with 2 fighter squadrons, two Patriot missile batteries and a THAAD system #KurdsBetrayed abcn.ws/2M8b9OL "Given the Turkish military offensive in north-eastern #Syria, the Federal Government will not issue any new permits for any military equipment that could be used in Syria by #Turkey."

#Germany bans weapons exports to Turkey #KurdsBetrayed dw.com/en/german-gove…
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Oct 9, 2019
Trump's proposed concessions to Turkey:
–$100 billion trade deal
–a solution to a ban on Turkey’s contributions to & purchases of the F-35
–a White House visit

In return, US asked for a safe zone in NE Syria.

Erdoğan refused, and Trump capitulated.
washingtonpost.com/world/middle_e… #pt This is what the National Security Council official who heard the call meant when he said “Trump was rolled … he was definitely out-negotiated" by Erdoğan ... The president has no spine." newsweek.com/exclusive-offi…
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Oct 1, 2019
What is striking about the recent revelations is the extent to which this administration – already staffed largely by acting agency heads and the president's children – has devoted its time and resources to settling Trump's personal scores.

We are operating without a government. Rep. @JoaquinCastrotx: "Would you say the whistleblower's complaint is remarkably consistent with the transcript released?"

Acting DNI Maguire: "I would say the whistleblower's complaint is in alignment with what was released yesterday by the president."
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Sep 23, 2019
As @RitaKonaev notes, "Mattis had no problem disagreeing w/Obama about transgender people in the military or women in combat but won’t criticize Trump for asking foreign powers for dirt about political opponents.

This isn’t about him being above politics. This is his politics." Excellent point here, and makes you wonder why Mattis' deference to the commander-in-chief is selectively applied in this manner 🤔
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