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NYT bestselling journalist and lawyer. THREADS: https://t.co/SDJYGlK1qk PROOF: https://t.co/bGlpbdTQ7y RETRO: https://t.co/IArPG4otQC
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Feb 15 12 tweets 3 min read
This could get REALLY bad REALLY fast

I wish more people had listened when certain journalists {*cough*} were trying to tell everyone not to trust any Musk product or even a single word that comes out of Musk’s mouth Image (MORE) google.com/amp/s/www.moto…
Feb 10 12 tweets 3 min read
(🔐) BREAKING NEWS: Top Trump Foreign Policy Adviser Says U.S. Must Move to Recolonize Africa Because Africans “Can’t Govern Themselves”

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This is terrifying. Yet we have to listen to Prince’s madness because he’s advising Trump and Trump is listening. sethabramson.substack.com/p/breaking-new…
Image 1/ This PROOF report is much more than a summary of a plan being outlined by a longtime Trump national security and foreign policy adviser—the man who brought America to within 10 minutes of a hot war with Iran in early 2020 as a way of serving his *other* boss (MBZ of the UAE).
Feb 2 22 tweets 5 min read
(🔐) PROOF: Last Month’s $83.3 Million Civil Jury Verdict Against Trump in Federal Court Raises Historically Serious National Security Concerns

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Trump is under the worst financial stress he’s faced this century—and he’s sold our foreign policy before. sethabramson.substack.com/p/last-months-…
Image (PS) Trump faced no financial difficulties in 2015 and nevertheless spent 18 months selling U.S. foreign policy to Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE in exchange for some golf courses and two letters of intent to build a Trump Tower Moscow. What do you think he’ll do now?
Jan 5 5 tweets 2 min read
Musk—and Twitter’s other neo-Nazis—are data-illiterate and politically clueless, so without accepting their data as real I’ve fixed their chart *given that new policies take 120 days to kick in*. See Obama’s successes; Trump’s failures; and Biden’s zero-net through mid-July 2023. Image Assuming any of this data is real; and assuming we should care about encounters at all given that many do not result in an immigrant remaining here; we can see that Biden’s immigration policies *could not be the issue right now* because he had two net-zero years though this July.
Dec 17, 2023 18 tweets 5 min read
BREAKING NEWS: Elon Musk Amplifies and Advocates for False, Racist Crime Statistics Published By An Anonymous White Supremacist Account

Delete your racist, neo-Nazi disinformation, @ElonMusk.

LEFT: The truth.
RIGHT: Elon’s white supremacist lie.
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(MORE) Different study, same results. .sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
Dec 15, 2023 35 tweets 7 min read
(📢) If anyone here is also on Threads, could you let Adam Mosseri know that despite him saying he would look into my situation I’ve just been suspended from that platform for the third time in 7 days without any explanation or any way to reach him. Can’t access IG or Threads. (📢) It’d be irresponsible for me to do anything but put a pause on my recommendation that people use Threads. My repeated recommendations on this subject have been seen by millions—literally—but I don’t know what to do about a platform that randomly suspends folks for no reason.
Nov 10, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
What’s your favorite part of the Cybertruck?

The loose seams? The easily dented, hard-to-repair body? The lack of storage space? That it looks like a garbage disposal? The blindspots? Fears the hood will fly up? Its ugliness? Lies about the glass?

That it may never be released? Image My favorite aspect of the Cybertruck *has* to be that it has the worst seams I’ve ever seen on any vehicle intended for consumer use on actual roadways.

Putting aside the waviness of the sheets that make up the car—that’s bad enough—it seems they *literally don’t fit together*. Image
Oct 29, 2023 11 tweets 3 min read
(📢) FREE at PROOF: From Start to Finish, Media Got the Tragic al-Ahli Blast Exactly Right. It Now Looks Like the Munition That Hit the Hospital in Gaza— Causing a Massacre—Indeed Came From Israel.

This 75-page report cites only major-media sources.

🔗: sethabramson.substack.com/p/from-start-t…
Image 1/ After the horrific events of October 7, Benjamin Netanyahu urged the world to look at mass-casualty events through the lens of the size of the population the events had happened to. With that in mind, he called Hamas’s war crimes on October 7 the equivalent of “20 9/11s.”
Oct 14, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
(📢) I want to be clear: it’s entirely possible that Hamas set off bombs on the Gaza evacuation route the IDF told Gazans to take. Hamas is a terrorist organization that does not value human life and it would certainly be willing to do this. But this reporting remains unaffected: Image (📢) This alleged Hamas bomb may be exactly that. It’s *not* the airstrike CNN showed onair at 3AM that I and millions of others worldwide saw.

That strike came from the air and hit on or just off one of the two main roads the IDF had told Gazans to take.
Oct 12, 2023 19 tweets 4 min read
(📢) Twitter is dead. It seems everyone is on Threads now. I find myself coming here less and less. Threads has added features and is getting very good. You never encounter Zuck or bots—ever—and trolls are dealt with. It’s 1000% better than here.

Join us! Threads.net/seth.abramson A good example is that when Charlie Kirk showed up spewing vile bullshit to try to get a rise out of folks everyone just blocked him en masse. Every day more top journalists arrive; the vibe is early/mid-Twitter. I’m encountering no Nazis and—best of all—there’s no Musk bullshit.
Sep 21, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
How many MAGAs do you think know enough about the Trump-Russia Scandal to know that the “pee tape” the FSB recorded during Trump’s “Glory to Urine” Moscow trip in 2013 wasn’t even compromising and didn’t involve sexual conduct?

It’s *amazing* how little the MAGAs know about him. That’s the funny thing about the pee tape allegation—it’s not harmful to Trump and it’s not kompromat.

The issue was that Trump had never been cautious during his trips to Russia, and per the CIA the FSB had recorded him doing *actually* compromising things during *other* trips.
Sep 12, 2023 63 tweets 12 min read
I’m reading the Musk biography, and it’s a real rags-to-riches story! When 23-year-old Elon dropped out of graduate school and told his parents he wanted to start a business, they instantly gave him $77,500 (in 2023 dollars), a car, and a credit card. And somehow he made it work! Within 48 months Musk had turned the $77,500 his parents had gifted him—plus the value of a car and regular use of his mom’s credit card (and free labor from her)—into $41 million (2023 dollars), though beyond coding it’s not clear that Musk was anything but a disruption at Zip2.
Sep 12, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
Musk now says he wouldn’t have screwed Ukraine in Crimea had the White House asked him not to.

So... is he now admitting that he was consulting with the Kremlin but *not* the White House on how to handle Starlink in Ukraine?

What the hell? Why not check in with the White House? Every instinct I have as a former criminal investigator who also represented thousands of defendants as a lawyer is going off. Musk admits he was willing to consult with the White House; admits it would’ve been dispositive; but didn’t do it and spoke to the Kremlin, instead. Why?
Sep 12, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
(1 of 5) Ian, you’re correct that Musk chose to involve himself in the Russia-Ukraine war on the front end in a way that appeared heroic and was surely important. Did he do it because he believed in Ukrainian sovereignty, or because he wanted to advertise Starlink? We don’t know. (2 of 5) Then three things happened:

1️⃣ It became clear the Russians were committing daily war crimes.
2️⃣ Musk started having backchannel discussions with the Russians.
3️⃣ Musk started publicly pushing a Kremlin deal that amounted to a surrender by Ukraine.

So what changed?
Sep 11, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
Came back from a movie to find my feed thick with apparently illiterate Elongelicals who claim I think Musk should be put to death—of course I don’t and have never said anything within a *galaxy* of that—even as it is Musk who says anyone who criticizes him has committed Treason Only far-right nitwits who’ve never worked in the justice system—I did, and for years and years—would equate me saying there's evidence Musk aided war crimes (but would never be prosecuted, because the America isn’t part of the ICC) with me saying he should face the death penalty
Sep 11, 2023 14 tweets 3 min read
I’ve been trying to figure this comment out.

Do others read this, as I do, as Elon Musk confessing that he knowingly assisted the Kremlin in an international war crime, but that he’s not guilty of a death penalty-eligible offense solely because America is not at war with Russia? Image (PS) To be clear, I’ve never said Musk committed Treason. He didn’t, because we’re not at war with Russia. But if he's confessing to aiding and abetting an international war crime, that is certainly a problem. And he appears to already have confessed to violating the Logan Act.
Sep 9, 2023 15 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING NEWS: Man Who Yesterday Said There Is No Russian Propaganda on Twitter Posts Russian Propaganda on Twitter Image 1/ Allow me to explain: *legally speaking*, Crimea is part of Ukraine in the same way Maine is part of America. Anyone in Maine who wants to be a citizen of Nigeria is warmly invited to emigrate to Nigeria and apply for citizenship. It’s Kremlin propaganda to say, instead...
Sep 9, 2023 17 tweets 4 min read
BREAKING: The Plot Thickens on Question of Whether Elon Musk Aided Russian War Criminals After Conversation with Putin; His Friendly Biographer Now Appears to Be Amending What He Wrote in His Book and Picking Up Elongelical Propaganda About Musk; Congressional Inquiry Needed ASAP Image (PS) I don’t see how anyone can have certainty now about what happened in this major national security incident. Musk has elided his conversation with the Kremlin completely; his biographer has changed his story about what Musk did; Kremlinist propaganda is all over this issue.
Sep 7, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
ICYMI: AP Confirms Musk and His Allies Are Lying About How BLM Protesters Were Treated; Coordinated Campaign to Discredit Law Enforcement and Frame America As Prejudiced Against Whites Echoes Kremlin Playbook; The Hill Reports 17K+ BLM Protesters Arrested apnews.com/article/record… (CLARIFICATION) The Hill says 17,000 protesters were arrested *in the first 14 days* of the BLM protests—which lasted 2 years. So the actual number is *way* higher.

How many were arrested for January 6?

1,164.

Seems like special treatment for Trumpists. thehill.com/changing-ameri…
Sep 7, 2023 19 tweets 4 min read
This is an earnest question, as this is outside my area of expertise. If Elon Musk knows that U.S. policy is to arm Ukraine and sanction Russia, and he then has secret communications with Russian military leaders and takes concrete actions to aid Russia’s military...what is that? Image How is this changed if the actions taken by Musk caused the deaths of soldiers in the alliance America is part of? And how is this changed if after having calls with Vladimir Putin, Musk starts advocating publicly for Ukrainian surrender? And what if he is making money off this?
Sep 6, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING: Briefly Refocusing His Attacks on Black People Instead of Jews, Apartheid-Born Elon Musk Amplifies Fake News Claiming 2020’s Anti-Police Brutality Protests “Burned Down Our Country”

All this was debunked a long time ago, and Musk knows it. More: usatoday.com/story/news/fac…
Image Though hard data confirms *93% of all BLM protests ever held have been 100% peaceful*, in 2020 17,000+ BLM protesters—!—were arrested, per The Hill. Very few were arrested for violent crimes. *Organized crime* was responsible for nearly all the violence. time.com/5886348/report…