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1/ Hi everyone - it’s Judy Shepard (@WyoJudyShepard) and Louvon Harris. We are joining @HRC today for a #HRCTwitterTakeover to discuss how Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination potentially threatens hate crimes protections nationwide. #StopKavanaugh
2/ I'm the mother of Matthew Shepard, who was killed because he was gay. In honor of Matthew, our family began the Shepard Foundation, working to erase hate by replacing it with understanding, compassion & acceptance. - @WyoJudyShepard #HRCTwitterTakeover Judy Shepard at HRC's Time to THRIVE Conference.
3/ I am the sister of James Byrd, who was killed because of his race. In remembrance of James, our family began the Byrd Foundation for Racial Healing. We are working to promote healing and diversity through education. - Louvon Harris #HRCTwitterTakeover Louvon Harris with President Barack Obama.
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Hussien is Sweating now because he knows whats coming...
He's about to be exposed for the hidden things he pulled off on Trump, this is why he is on Fox News Squealing LOUD Get out the Vote...
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America is watching (YOU) this time..
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Alright, kids.

The @SenateDems and @SenBooker need a full court press from us today.


Call every Senator you can find a phone number for. I’ll be tweeting focus calls to particular Sen, watch for those.
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Guess what? Good News!!

If you didn’t call your 2 Senators about #StopKavanaugh and #ReleaseTheRecords yesterday, their phones are functioning today too!
Even better news for those that don’t like calling or have longer messages: allows five free faxes per email address AND they have your Senators fax numbers pre loaded!

The best news today?

I’ve got the home office phone numbers for every Senator. They’re home til Tuesday, give them a call here if their Washington voicemail is full:

Call your senator: Phone numbers for every office of every U.S. senator…
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.@Chuckgrassley and the @SenateGOP keep touting the # of pages released, as hearing “transparency.” But an event invitation like this, duplicated more 44,000 times, doesn’t tell America about #JudgeKavanaugh’s record. #WhatAreTheyHiding?
.@SenateGOP’s ‘record-breaking’ document request? The Kavanaugh documents include more DUPLICATES than any Supreme Court nominee in history. They’ve padded the document request--for instance with 50,000 pages of duplicate event invites. #WhatAreTheyHiding #ReleaseTheRecords
Republicans are conducting an unprecedented & hyper-partisan vetting, hiding docs. related to his time in the Bush WH when critical decisions about now discredited torture policies were made. Instead they release 85k+ of duplicate docs. #WhatAreTheyHiding #ReleaseTheRecords
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It goes on and on.... Rosenstein becomes Asst. Attorney General,Comey gets fired based upon a letter by Rosenstein, Comey leaks government information to the press...
..Mueller is assigned to the Russian Investigation sham by Rosenstein to provide cover for decades of malfeasance within the FBI and DOJ and the story continues.

FISA Abuse, political espionage..... pick a crime, any crime, chances are...... this group and a few others did it:
All the same players.

All compromised and conflicted.

All working fervently to NOT go to jail themselves

All connected in one way or another to the Clinton's.

They are like battery acid; they corrode and corrupt everything they touch. How many lives have these two destroyed?
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Kavanaugh’s fellow Yale Law alumni call him ‘morally bankrupt’ in scathing open letter.… #StopKavanaugh #TW #NoToKavanaugh
What is being hidden in the documents from Judge Kavanaugh's time in the Bush White House? We the People and all Senators deserve to know before any hearings. #NoToKavanaugh #StopKavanaugh #ReleaseTheRecords #TW
Judge Kavanaugh changed his position on impeaching a sitting president after he aggressively orchestrated Ken Starr’s investigation of a Dem president. NO ONE is above the law. #NoToKavanaugh #StopKavanaugh #TW
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💥BOOM💥Everyone agrees that Kavanaugh lied to the Senate about torture in 2006. What nobody talks about is WHY HE LIED. He lied because he was PROTECTING Bush and Cheney from WAR CRIMES. That is why there is a @GOP COVERUP‼️
🔥The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program🔥…
⚠️Under Kavanaugh, Bush’s excessive use of “signing statements” were a part of a larger agenda that claims exclusive control of war related matters for the President and holds that any involvement by Congress or the courts should be minimal⚠️ @benwikler @SenFeinstein
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At first, when Kavanagh was nominated, top GOP senators said that “it just seems to be common sense” that all his White House papers should be released.

Then, on July 24, they met with Trump’s counsel. Turned on a dime. Now, releasing the papers would be “a bridge too far.” 1/
What the hell happened at that meeting? What did the senators hear? We don’t know, because only Republicans were invited. Their lips are sealed.

@SenatorLeahy, ex-chairman of Judiciary Committee, wants to find out. Here’s the letter he sent today to Don McGahn, Trump’s counsel.
As @SenatorLeahy notes, he’s been in the Senate for 44 years. 19 SCOTUS nominations. Voted on every current member of the Court.

In that time, he’s NEVER seen the White House interfere with the Judiciary Committee’s doc requests for a nominee.

Seriously: What are they hiding?
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Even in the small percentage of docs made available to the Judiciary Comm thru the partisan process led by Kavanaugh's former deputy, we have found info raising serious concerns regarding Judge Kavanaugh’s ’06 noms hearing, where we believe he misled the Senate #ReleasetheRecords
That is why I joined @SenatorLeahy & @SenFeinstein to press the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman to request the public release of all documents from Judge Kavanaugh’s time in the White House, which he called the most “formative” preparation he had for becoming a judge.
Right now, the White House is saying to the American people: critical documents about Judge Kavanaugh’s decisions as a top staffer to President Bush are just like President Trump’s tax returns. None of your business.
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So, uh, looks like Kavanaugh lied to the Senate during 2006 judicial confirmation hearings—even just going by the tiny fraction of documents that are publicly available. Said he knew nothing about Bush torture & rendition. But: was emailed talking points.…
Republican superlawyer Bill Burck, who simultaneously represents Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, and Don McGahn in their dealings with the Russia probe, is also brokering access to Kavanaugh documents for the Senate. He's keeping a *very* tight lid on them.…
Grassley & Burck made deal where, of the few Kavanaugh papers that the Senate does receive, tons are labeled "committee confidential"—meaning the 79 senators *not* on the Judiciary committee don't get to see them.

Collins & Murkowski aren't on committee.

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These cables confirm the findings of the Senate Intel report, and show why the release of a nominee’s FULL record before confirmation is absolutely necessary. We shouldn’t rely on restricted & incomplete records to evaluate nominees – whether to the Cabinet or the Supreme Court.
During confirmation, Gina Haspel asserted that the torture program produced valuable & actionable intelligence. These cables and the Senate Intel report suggest otherwise, yet the American public was denied information necessary to evaluate that conclusion prior to confirmation.
This shows why we must have access to all of Brett Kavanaugh’s records. The time to review his record is before voting on a lifetime appointment, not after. Reviewing a small set of documents that his own former deputy chose fails to provide a complete picture. #ReleaseTheRecords
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Take note: Unless it was produced by the National Archives, every document you see from Judge Kavanaugh’s White House tenure was selectively chosen for release by his former deputy, Bill Burck. This is not an objective process.…
Because the National Archives won’t be able to complete its production of Judge Kavanaugh’s White House documents by October, Senate Republicans are getting ready to argue that the partisan Bill Burck document production is good enough to use for a September hearing. It’s not.
The Bill Burck document production is a partisan effort to flood the Judiciary Committee with largely irrelevant documents, like news clippings and mass emails, while withholding controversial documents from Kavanaugh’s record. It’s not credible.
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We must step up and keep up the fight to Stop Kavanaugh from joining the Supreme Court. Trump may be bad at keeping his marital and financial commitments but he's great at keeping his worst political commitments. #BlockBrett…
There is reason to believe we can win in stopping Kavanaugh from joining the Supreme Court. As @JeffreyToobin writes: “fighting Supreme Court nominees, even against formidable odds, can succeed—and produce a better Court than anyone might have expected.”…
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It's Friday afternoon. You're bored at work. What to do? Call the Senate to oppose Kavanaugh! 202-224-3121. And then text RESIST to 50409 (or DM "RESIST" to @resistbot) and fax a message to your senator's office. Then look up local offices at & call those!
...after you're done calling your Senators about Kavanaugh, visit to see if they've got any town halls planned. Chuck Grassley, for example, has THREE next week. Iowans, go ask him to insist that Trump #ReleaseTheRecords about K's Bush White House days!
You're fighting Kavanaugh. You're making calls. You're looking for town hall meetings and local protests next week. But there's something else you've gotta do: plan ahead. Specifically, make your plan to organize and/or recruit for a big protest on Aug 26.…
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As we consider the Kavanaugh nomination – a nominee the public knows little about – we should follow the same standards of disclosure that nominees of Democratic presidents were held to. It’s about transparency and fairness. #ReleaseTheRecords
Justice Kagan produced 99 percent of documents from her time in the White House. Judge Kavanaugh also deserves the same level of scrutiny for such a historic nomination. #ReleaseTheRecords
The White House & Senate Republicans have decided to close the door on documents from a 3 year period of Judge Kavanaugh’s life when he was Bush White House Staff Secretary. What are they trying to hide? The public deserves to know what’s in those documents. #ReleaseTheRecords
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The Republican Party is HIDING over a MILLION pages of Brett Kavanaugh's record. (Most of it is from when he served in George W. Bush's White House.)

What are you hiding, @ChuckGrassley?

The American people deserve to know.

Let's be very clear here:


What are they hiding?

The American people deserve to know.

By HIDING Kavanaugh's record, the Republican Party is BREAKING THE LAW.

The Presidential Records Act is very clear that these files are part of the public domain and belong to the American people.

What are you hiding, @ChuckGrassley?


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To anyone who’s grown bored of my barrage of unhinged conspiracy theory-related tweets about McConnell-Chao-Anschutz-Gorsuch-Kavanaugh connections: I’m sorry, and I can’t blame you for being bored.

I believe, though, that if Kavanaugh’s appointed, it’s game over for America.
With a Supreme Court stacked against everything good for 99% of Americans, the sky’s the limit for fascist takeovers of every federal department, and for a Federalist Society rewrite of all policy.

“Vote!”—absolutely! But what if our votes are voided by a stacked court?
Write/call your Senators; write letters to editors; do whatever you can to stop Kavanaugh’s appointment.

That Kavanaugh’s backers are doing everything they can to bury his records from the Senate’s and from the public’s eyes is a huge red flag.

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Here’s my statement regarding the refusal by @senjudiciary Chairman @ChuckGrassley to request critical documents related to Supreme Court nominee #BrettKavanaugh’s work as a senior advisor to President George W. Bush⬇️
The blinking red question is, what are Republicans so scared of? What is so disqualifying in #Kavanaugh’s record from the White House that they would accede to the admin’s wishes & ignore the precedent Repubs set in demanding exhaustive document productions by Obama nominees?
The Senate and the American people should have this information. Republicans ought to join us in demanding it rather than fight to keep it in the darkness. What exactly are they trying to hide? #ReleaseTheRecords
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