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Jun 28 40 tweets 6 min read
J6 hearing starting, featuring Cassidy Hutchinson, former special assistant to Trump and aide to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows Image J6 chair Thompson: In recent days, the select committee has obtained new information dealing with what was going on in the White House on January 6, and in the days prior. specific detailed information about what the former president and his top aides were doing & saying in those
Jun 28 4 tweets 1 min read
Am idly curious what restaurant in Albuquerque Eastman was exiting when the FBI seized his phone Image Image
Jun 27 10 tweets 3 min read
Lot of federal action last Wednesday connected to J6 investigations More
Jun 25 6 tweets 3 min read
🧵new from me: EU to mediate US/Iran indirect talks to try to overcome nuclear stalemate diplomatic.substack.com/p/eu-to-broker… The indirect talks will likely be held in Qatar, a European diplomat said. diplomatic.substack.com/p/eu-to-broker…
Jun 25 4 tweets 2 min read
🧵Borrell said there “are decisions that have to be taken in Tehran and in Washington. But we agreed today that this visit will be followed by the resumption of the negotiations also between Iran & US, facilitated by my team to try to solve the last outstanding issues.” 1/ He said that his visit’s objective was to “break the current dynamic of escalation and to break the stalemate of the negotiations”, adding that “it was of paramount importance to give a new momentum to bring the JCPOA on track.” 2/
Jun 24 5 tweets 1 min read
Biden: It just stuns me. …The only way we can secure a woman's right to choose…is for Congress to restore the protections of Roe v Wade as federal law. …This fall, Roe is on the ballot. The right to privacy is on the ballot. Biden: voters need to make their voices heard this fall.
I'd like more state leaders to protect this right at the local level. But to restore the protections of Roe as law of the land, we need to elect officials who will do that.
Jun 24 7 tweets 1 min read
There was so much in hearings yest. Only now remembering think it was Richard Donoghue who said Jeffrey Clark, unbeknown to his bosses, decided to start interviewing witnesses and got a secret briefing from DNI—apparently abt conspiracy theory thermostats cd change elex results the acting secretary of defense—the head of the Pentagon—called italy to check on a conspiracy theory video about italian satellites changing votes. this was the DoD that could not be bothered to send the guards to help when the Capitol was under attack
Jun 24 8 tweets 2 min read
🧵 “Former Trump admin officials detailed Thursday how U.S. Rep. Scott Perry (R. Pa.) pushed wild conspiracy theories to the highest levels of the federal government in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential results.
& when that failed…, he urged Trump to overhaul DOJ “by promoting a Philadelphia-born attorney willing to sanction false claims already dismissed by law enforcement.
At 1 point, the former officials said, Perry’s efforts led some of the country’s most powerful officials to investigate claims from a YouTube video
Jun 24 5 tweets 1 min read
Rosen and Donoghue testified today after they convinced Trump not to replace Rosen with Clark, Trump asked Rosen if he was going to fire Clark. Rosen said he couldn’t. Trump asked him who could fire Clark. Rosen said you can.
Does not sound like Trump had any more use for Clark. Clark was in the room for all of this Trump led discussion on who could fire him.
Jun 23 59 tweets 9 min read
J6 hearing underway Image Chair Thompson: Today we'll hear from Jeffrey Rosen, the person Mr. Trump appointed to run the Justice Dept after AG Barr resigned. We’ll hear from other senior Justice Dept officials…who resisted Trump's effort to misuse the Justice Dpt as part of his plan to hold on to power.
Jun 23 8 tweets 2 min read
🧵So per WaPo, NYT, KLAS reports,

Subpoenas were reportedly issued today related to Trump fake elector scheme to:

David Shafer, chair of Georgia GOP

Brad Carver, Georgia GOP

Thomas Lane, Trump cmpgn aide in Arizona & New Mexico

Shawn Flynn, Trump cmpgn aide in Michigan and FBI Search warrants were served today for the phone of Nevada GOP chairman Michael McDonald

A second search warrant was issued for Nevada party secretary James DeGraffenreid, who also signed fake elector document, but FBI agents could not locate him Wednesday, KLAS reported.
Jun 23 8 tweets 3 min read
🧵Las Vegas CBS affiliate KLAS: “FBI agents served a search warrant Wednesday on Nevada’s top GOP official…Agents seized the cell phone of state Republican chairman Michael McDonald, reportedly as part of an investigation into the fake elector scheme initiated at the end of the “2020 presidential election. A second search warrant was issued for state party secretary James DeGraffenreid, who also signed the document, but FBI agents could not locate him Wednesday, sources told KLAS’s George Knapp.
In Dec. 2020, the [station] reported the Nevada GOP
Jun 22 4 tweets 2 min read
Seems that the slate of fake electors for Michigan and Wisconsin that Johnson says “nobody knows” where they came Johnson also thinks came from a House office.

Only two House reps from Wisconsin voted against certifying the election. these two madison.com/wsj/news/local… U.S. Reps. Scott Fitzgerald, a newly minted congressman and former state Senate majority leader from Juneau, and Tom Tiffany of Minocqua, were the two Wisconsin Republicans who objected to certifying the electoral votes for Biden, madison.com/wsj/news/local…
Jun 21 47 tweets 6 min read
J6 hearing resumes, Georgia SecState Brad Raffensperger testifying
Jun 21 37 tweets 6 min read
J6 hearing starts, focused on Trump’s pressure on state officials to overturn the elections Witness list and link to live stream january6th.house.gov/legislation/he…
Jun 20 4 tweets 2 min read
🧵New from me: US and European officials refute Iranian claims of offering substantive proposal before IAEA board meeting this month, but say deal still at hand if Iran wants it. diplomatic.substack.com/p/us-diplomat-… Iran MFA has suggested that Iran proposed new initiatives before IAEA board meeting resolution June 8. European diplomat describes it as “rather vague;” US as “empty.” diplomatic.substack.com/p/us-diplomat-…
Jun 19 4 tweets 1 min read
🧵 “the extremist connections that were present at the Capitol on Jan. 6…were a product of a years-long process of mass radicalization that was fueled by rampant disinformation, the explosive growth of online extremist communities and the mainstreaming of dangerous ideas “that were once the exclusive domain of fringe groups. Nearly 18 months later, the contagion… continues to work its way through our democratic institutions and threaten the well-being of our communities…”
Jun 16 83 tweets 10 min read
🧵J6 hearing on Trump pressuring his VP Pence to reject the election results. Chair Bennie Thompson: Pence resisted the pressure. He knew it was illegal. He knew it was wrong. …When Pence made it clear that he wouldn't give in to Donald Trump's aim, Trump turned the mob on him. Cheney: Trump plotted with a lawyer named John Eastman to pressure Pence to do so anyway. As the federal court has explained, based on the evidence, the court finds that it is more likely than not that Pres. Trump & Eastman dishonestly conspired to obstruct the joint session of
Jun 15 32 tweets 11 min read
🧵J6 comm letter to Loudermilk: Surveillance footage shows a tour of approximately ten individuals led by you to areas in the Rayburn, Longworth, and Cannon House Office Buildings, as well as the entrances to tunnels leading to the U.S. Capitol. The below image shows you leading individuals on tour: Individuals on the tour photographed & recorded areas of the complex not typically of interest to tourists, inc. hallways, staircases, &security checkpoints. For ex, the below image shows an individual appearing to photograph a staircase in Longworth basement
Jun 14 7 tweets 2 min read
over two hours on Jan. 5 Recall that a House GOP aide from the House Admin committee previously falsely said, quote, “There were no tours.” thehill.com/policy/nationa…