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Jun 14, 2018 14 tweets 5 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
The mood seems a bit bleak this morning. Let's put this into proper perspective, shall we?

#TrumpRussia #DirtyRubles

This piece of Fascist drivel from @GOPChairwoman Romney No More is a bit offputting, I'll allow:

But, I mean, the @GOP is implicated here, via the @NRA. When Trump falls, they fall too. So they're increasingly desperate b/c they know the end of near.
Tomorrow, the TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHAIR from May thru August 2016, when all the sweetest collusion went down, will go to prison & probably never leave...unless he turns on Trump.

We're numb to the corruption now, but think about that for a second. Really ponder it.

Michael Cohen, Trump's liaison to the Russian mob who masquerades as an attorney, will be arrested any day now. Cohen is a longtime Trump loyalist & friend. And he's a mobster. Who recorded conversations with his "clients." Trump loves to talk on the phone. Do the math.
As @DrDenaGrayson breaks it down, Trump can only pardon Cohen for federal crimes, not state ones. And the pardon power means Cohen won't be able to plead the 5th when he testifies against Trump for Mueller.

Trump thinks the pardon power is a magic wand that will make all his troubles disappear. When he uses it AND FAILS, it will be like when Thor's hammer snapped in half. He will shit himself.
Also: the fact that there has been so much reportage in the MSM on presidential pardons is itself unprecedented and damning. Coverage has slowly shifted from "Trump is innocent" to "how can Trump get out of this."

"WITCH HUNT" is perceived as strategy, not statement of fact.
Word was, Mueller was waiting until the Summit of Corpulent Dictators was over. Well, it's over. Trump got his photo op, and not much else. Even the hard right admits he blew it.

There's nothing on the agenda to give him pause. Only incentive to hurry it along.
Did you see that Mueller asked for 75 MORE blank subpoenas in the Manafort case? That brings the total to 150. Hey, how many GOP members of Congress are there?
And back to Cohen: his Third Client is our big-headed friend @seanhannity. If there is a reason Hannity hired this Russian mobster that doesn't involve the fact that he IS a Russian mobster, I'm curious to find out what it is. Fox News will HAVE to repudiate Trump soon.
Meanwhile, gas prices are climbing just in time for summer, and Trump's ICE goons are like something out of a sci-fi movie. The optics of this are horrible. Even people who don't pay attention to politics will object to kids in cages.
Roger Stone worked w/Wikileaks to get dirt on HRC, the WSJ reports. Another Trump loyalist in Mueller's crosshairs.
Here's a thought: Trump just pissed off the G7. Their intel agencies all have access to the kompromat tapes, reportedly. Might they now have more incentive to release them? Let's not forget that Trump digs sexual assault.
The only play Trump has left is to muddy the waters, demand loyalty, and try to steer the ship of state toward Fascism. Good luck with that, asshole. That won't fly here. You know why? Because WE'RE AMERICA, BITCH!


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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.
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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.
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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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