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Sep 16, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Becoming a Word Sleuth: Anonymity works sometimes, but forensic linguists are a pesky lot. An English professor @Vassar (linguistics sleuth) correctly exposed @Newsweek’s Joe Klein as the anonymous author of a novel on Bill Clinton's first run. npr.org/2018/09/09/646… ID’ing Kaczynski as the author of an anonymous manifesto helped lead to his conviction.

Fitzgerald and Leonard worked on the JonBenét Ramsey case, too, helping in 2006 to rule out someone who falsely confessed to killing her in 1996.

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Sep 16, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
“A lot of people can be amateur linguists. But it really takes someone studying the field, knowing the field, having a true appreciation of language usage, that I believe makes the best forensic linguist.“ “It's not a part-time gig. It has to be taken as a full-time, serious profession.”

#InItToWinIt
Sep 16, 2018 15 tweets 4 min read
.@JFitzJourney is a forensic linguist and 20-year veteran of the FBI who proves not all linguistics work is sleepy or for nerds; he helped break open the case of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski in 1996.
Check him out.🇺🇸 “A lot of people can be amateur linguists. But it really takes someone studying the field, knowing the field, having a true appreciation of language usage, that I believe makes the best forensic linguist.“
Sep 14, 2018 7 tweets 1 min read
Manafort's cooperation agreement does not include matters involving the Trump campaign. Podesta’s misdeeds have been referred to New York prosecutors, by Mueller.
Sep 14, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
“Goldman Sachs helped facilitate a large-scale financial scandal in Malaysia through the government-run strategic development company 1Malaysia Development Berhad.” video.img.ria.ru/Out/MP3/201809… #FlashbackFriday w/Hillary Clinton: wikileaks.org/clinton-emails… #1Malaysia
Sep 14, 2018 15 tweets 4 min read
Akhmetshin said in his lawsuit that he’s not an “intelligence asset or spy” now and never has been, and he’s daring Browder to back up his words. apple.news/Ax4CZgJZKRFyAJ… #FlashbackFriday
Sep 14, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
• “I do not talk to the attorney general about pending investigations.”

• “I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations.”

• “I guarantee there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department or the FBI.”

• “I guarantee it.” • “I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the @TheJusticeDept, or the @FBI, not just in this case, but in any case.” — @BarackObama

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Sep 13, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
⚠️Warning: Multiple Middle Eastern TV channels and an affiliate of a US broadcaster “have shot nine videos, in Jisr al-Shughur city in Idlib province, of a staged chemical attack” that will be blamed on the Syrian government. The White Helmets and terrorists from Tahrir al-Sham (known as Al-Qaeda in Syria) held a meeting following the filming and selected two out of nine videos for transfer to the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Sep 13, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
.@GenFlynn It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds;
Sep 6, 2018 45 tweets 19 min read
Oh, Fiona! Take the quotes in the “anonymous” op-ed and run a search. You’ll find her there.
May 29, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Sources: FBI Agents Afraid To Testify, Say Congress Likely Won’t Protect Them - The Daily Caller apple.news/AC6WGr72rSZOY_… “The inmates have been running the asylum and they don’t respect, much less fear, their overseers. We know we’ll be hung out to dry.”

The problem: Holdovers
AG wants them OUT, needs help.
May 28, 2018 12 tweets 7 min read
The Top Donor to #PrioritiesUSA in 2016 was Paloma Partners, at the tune of $21 MILLION. opensecrets.org/outsidespendin… Paloma Partners lead is Donald Sussman. According to information leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Donald Sussman is a director of Simply Radiant Ltd., a company based in the British Virgin Islands. offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/123528
May 28, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
After the 2016 election, one would assume those who stood in opposition to @realDonaldTrump would reassess their actions and ask how they may have contributed to an atmosphere in which he was able to be so competitive — let alone win an election. Unfortunately, rather than attempting to learn lessons from their mistakes, they’re doubling down and focusing solely on portraying the Obama legacy in the best possible light — even if that means uttering outright falsehoods.