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Jun 29 4 tweets 1 min read
Former Trump WH Comms director @Alyssafarah says she sees former Trump WH deputy chief of staff (and Secret Service agent) Tony Ornato's reported dispute with Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony he told her the story of Trump lunging at USSS agent Engel through a specific lens... 2/ That lens being that she says she has told the truth under oath to the @January6thCmte only to have Ornato dispute her claim while NOT under oath.

This was regarding Farah's testimony about the police clearing of Lafayette Square in June 2020...
Jun 10 8 tweets 2 min read
So what was Trump's “sophisticated seven-part plan to overturn the 2020 election and prevent the transition of presidential power" to which @RepLizCheney referred?

Thread with background info from source

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Part one: Trump repeatedly and aggressively lied to the public falsely claiming the 2020 election was stolen from him.
Jun 10 6 tweets 1 min read
.@RepLizCheney outlined focus of 7 hearings:

Tonight: “never-before-seen footage of the brutal attack on our Capitol."

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Hearing 2, June 13 will show how “Trump engaged in a massive effort to spread false and fraudulent information” despite the fact that “Trump and his advisors knew that he had, in fact, lost the election.”
Apr 20 18 tweets 5 min read
Here's some of our reporting from Ukraine:

1/ The first pictures that came out of Bucha
cnn.com/videos/tv/2022… 2/ A Lviv soccer club helps displaced Ukrainians

Mar 9 4 tweets 2 min read
Reminder: In 2019 a NYT investigation found that the Russians had bombed 4 hospitals within 12 hours in Syria.

nytimes.com/2019/10/13/wor… Last year, Physicians for Human Rights looked at the campaign by Assad/Putin to bomb Syrian hospitals -- over 10 years, 600 attacks on at least 350 separate medical facilities, at least 930 medical personnel killed

syriamap.phr.org/#/en/findings
Mar 2 5 tweets 2 min read
In a different era, a congresswoman shouting and heckling the president at the SOTU while he was talking about US soldiers who died because of exposure to burn pits — about to invoke his own dead son — would be widely condemned across the spectrum. Starting with her caucus leader I deleted the original tweet and rewrote because Biden's reference to flag-draped coffins of soldiers was NOT about KIA, but rather burn pit victims. Sorry about that! The burn pit issue is very important and we've covered it a great deal:

Mar 1 5 tweets 1 min read
This was the one Q&A from President Biden’s lunch with news anchors that was on the record:

Q    Mr. President, is there anything that we could -- I’m going to take a shot here and get on the record -- that characterizes your speech tonight, especially as it pertains to Ukraine? 2/ THE PRESIDENT:  The only thing that I think is important that I’m going to talk about -- that I can talk with you because I’ve talked about it before; it’s not news -- is my determination to see to it that the EU, NATO, all of our allies are on the same exact page,…
Feb 28 4 tweets 1 min read
I asked @SenSasse about his comments below given suggestions the US *is* sharing intel with Ukraine.

Response:

“The question isn’t ‘is the intel moving’ – the question is ‘is the intel moving fast enough to make a difference.’… 1/4 2/ “…Knowing where a Russian tank was ten hours ago isn’t very helpful to Ukrainians in the middle of a firefight right now….
Feb 18 15 tweets 4 min read
With the end of the Beijing Olympics comes the end of our series BEHIND CHINA'S WALL, in which we took a look at just some of the human rights abuses the Chinese government imposes, from which officials hoped the games would serve as a distraction.... 1/ 2/ The series began with this scene-setter:

Feb 8 4 tweets 2 min read
The ham-handedness and clunky lack of imagination by the Chinese government censors is how you know they will ultimately not succeed. 2/ Just contemplate how stupid the censors’ ending is. “The police rapidly figured out the whole plan and arrested all criminals, successfully preventing the bomb from exploding.” Image
Feb 4 6 tweets 2 min read
Hard to imagine a more cynical move. The Chinese government is literally committing genocide simultaneously against the Uyghurs. (Thread)
Jan 10 8 tweets 2 min read
Started researching and buying books by the great British cartoonist Ronald Searle a few months ago.

I adore and admire his skill and creativity so much. 1/ His art is not only so gorgeoys, it’s just so fun and preposterous. 2/
Dec 23, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
1) i have another brief note on this beloved Christmas potboiler

But it necessitates sadly an ALERT for a SPOILER … 2) Before McClane’s final showdown with Hans there’s a lull, it’s

when McClane sadly realizes he’s down to two bullets.

One would think this is it; there is just no escape

But Christmas presents are there — along with with wrapping and tape
Dec 15, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Some great entries for the annual CNN Christmas sweater contest! (Everyone is vaccinated and we took masks off for the photos) cc @brettgoldstein
Dec 14, 2021 27 tweets 6 min read
Nov 28, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Hanukkah Song, part 1, by @AdamSandler

Hanukkah Song, part 2, by @AdamSandler

Nov 14, 2021 19 tweets 39 min read
NEWS JUNKIES! We have a lot of anchors and journos who have volunteered to do ZOOMs for our auction to raise $ to build homes for wounded veterans

-- would make a fun and original Christmas or Hanukah gift for the news lover in your life...

(thread) ZOOM with @AlisynCamerota!

Proceeds go to build homes for wounded veterans! AUCTION IS ABOUT TO END!

ebay.com/itm/2750119509…
Nov 10, 2021 9 tweets 4 min read
BOOK LOVERS! And LOVERS of BOOK LOVERS!

Christmas and Hanukkah are approaching!

In addition to the wide array of Zooms and celeb swag donated for the @HomesForOurTrps auction for wounded veterans, please check out some of the books authors have generously donated (thread): Autographed Copies of the Gabriel Allon Spy Thriller Series by @danielsilvabook !

Bid here:

ebay.com/itm/2845140460…
Oct 14, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
“The Sacklers say they bear no responsibility for the crisis and are likely never to face trial, owing to the sweeping protections built into a bankruptcy settlement that dissolved Purdue Pharma last month.”
Aug 28, 2021 14 tweets 4 min read
The Pentagon has released the names of the US servicemembers killed in Afghanistan Thursday by the terrorists attack.

They are:

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah. 

deseret.com/utah/2021/8/27… Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts. 

boston.cbslocal.com/2021/08/27/mar…
Aug 16, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
RIP former Rep. Paul Mitchell of Michigan, a Republican turned independent who died yesterday from cancer. Statement from wife Sherry below, along with photo of the couple, and the former congressman with son Luke. Mitchell and his youngest son. His wife said he was so proud of this photo: the former kid from public housing and his adopted orphan immigrant son standing on the Speaker’s balcony.