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Let's talk about the "known unknowns" of Trump/Russia—things we expect to find out, sooner or later.

1/ In Nov 2013, Trump was in Russia for the Miss Universe pageant. We know that, despite several attempts to muddy the timeline, Trump spent at least one night at the Ritz Moscow hotel. We do not yet know with whom he spent that night, or the activities in which he was engaged.
2/ Trump’s real estate company recently purchased an inordinate amount of property in cash. We do not yet know why the “king of debt” suddenly reversed course and plopped down actual coin, nor do we know how such exorbitant sums were obtained.
3/ Donald Trump, Jr. and Jared Kushner, the president’s son and son-in-law, are both clearly targets of Mueller’s investigation. We do not yet know when they will be indicted, or on which charges.
4/ Too, while Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump—Junior’s full siblings—were somehow involved with the shady dealings, we do not yet know to what extent, or if either of them will face indictments.
5/ Michael Cohen's hush money payment to Stormy Daniels is merely the tip of an extremely large & dirty iceberg, implicating GOP donor/RNC deputy finance chair Elliott Broidy and Sean Hannity. We do not yet know where the investigation into Cohen’s dealings will ultimately lead.
6/ We do not yet know the extent to which other countries—Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel, China, North Korea, and so forth—played a part in Trump/Russia...if they were allied with each other or acting independently.
7/ It’s been suggested that Mueller has a mole operating inside Trump’s inner circle. We do not yet know if Jeff Sessions is the mole, if the mole is someone else entirely (Donald McGahn, perhaps? Kellyanne Conway? All three?), or if, indeed, there is a mole at all.
8/ Mike Pence is guilty af. But we don't know exactly how, or how it will play out:

9/ We do not yet know exactly what Donald Trump received from Putin in the quid pro quo. Help with the election, for sure; suppression of kompromat, ditto—but what else? Debt forgiveness? More? The answer to this question, more than anything, will determine Trump’s fate.
10/ We are counting on a "blue wave" to wash away Trump and his minions, but with gerrymandering, voter suppression, and Russian fuckery, it is impossible to know what will happen in November.
11/ Finally, we don't know how the country will react when the indictments fly and Trump's guilty becomes impossible to ignore. Will people care? Will Trump's enablers at Fox and his evangelical stans continue to back him? Will the GOP? Who knows.
We need to vote, we need to protest, we need to call our members of Congress, and we need to SHARE GOOD INFORMATION.

This is why I wrote #DirtyRubles: as a tool to tell the truth. I hope that you will use it. Thanks for your support!


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Oct 8, 2018
Let’s talk about the House of Kavanaugh—specifically, the hefty mortgage on said house.

1/ In 2006, Brett & Ashley Kavanaugh bought a house for $1.22m. They put $245k down, a number that does not appear on his financial disclosures of 2005, which show net worth of $91k.
2/ The mortgage payments ($4600/mo.) alone were more than what Brett Kavanaugh took home in 2006 after taxes. His wife did not add enough to the mix to make up the difference.
Read 24 tweets
Oct 3, 2018
In light of the epic (in every sense of the word) NYT story on Trump's tax fraud, let's have a quick review of all the legal troubles these traitors are now in:

1/ PAUL MANAFORT, Trump’s campaign chair (May-Aug 2016): found guilty on eight counts, pleaded guilty on a bunch more as part of a plea deal in which he must cooperate with Mueller. Met w/Mueller this week, in fact.
2/ MIKE FLYNN, deputy chair of Trump Transition Team, natsec adviser: pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Awaiting sentencing. Will one day get out of prison. Will always be an ugly, ugly man.
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Oct 3, 2018
Pleased to announce a slate of #DirtyRubles Trump/Russia events, on three of the next five Sundays:
The event in Madison, my hometown, is taking place at an undisclosed secret location [insert Dick Cheney joke here]. If you'd like to come, you need to RSVP:…

cc: @reallymdp @Post_Truth_Era @CodyStumpo
The Woodstock event is at one of my favorite bookstores in all the world, The Golden Notebook @we_love_books.

Last time I was there, I bought FANTASYLAND by @KBAndersen, one of the best books I've read in recent memory.
Read 4 tweets
Oct 1, 2018
Let's talk about the Putin/Alt-Right/GOP propaganda machine—the REAL Devil's Triangle—as it relates to Brett #Kavanaugh:

1/ This cozy little messaging arrangement, which operates happily in the dark most of the time, is now being exposed because of the fatally flawed candidate Donald Trump has nominated to the Supreme Court.
2/ The problem with Kavanaugh is manifold: first, that he had six-figure credit card debts paid off by creditors whose identity we still don’t know; second, that he lied during his initial testimony...
Read 37 tweets
Sep 22, 2018
Things might feel a bit bleak. Kavanaugh might be in, Rosenstein might be out, and both would be horrible outcomes for democracy.

So let’s put things into perspective.

1/ The Kavanaugh fight is not over. Even if he gets CONFIRMED, the fight is not over. He stands credibly accused of sexual assault, and he owes lots and lots of money to…we don’t know who.

There’s also this business of HIS (maybe) stolen emails:
2/ Dr. Ford will likely appear before Congress…and the GOP may bring in outside counsel (note spelling) because THERE ARE NO WOMEN REPUBLICANS ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. This is HORRIBLE optics. It will cost them in November. Bigly.
Read 21 tweets
Sep 17, 2018
Let’s talk about #Kavanaugh. This is why he should not be confirmed. And it has nothing to do with his political beliefs.

1/ #Kavanaugh was not on the list of judges given to Trump by Judicial Watch, but he was tapped anyway. This was after Trump said he’d “study” (hahaha) judicial positions on various things—namely whether or not a POTUS can be indicted.
2/ When @ChuckGrassley says he didn't know about Christine Blasey Ford, he may well be telling the truth. The letter from those 65 women was likely produced ahead of time to defend #Kavanaugh against a DIFFERENT accuser(s) we don't yet know about.
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