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Freedom Caucus Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC11) & Jim Jordan (R-OH04) want Jeff Sessions to resign so they can kill Mueller's TrumpRussia investigation.

Presumes a backroom deal w/ Trump.
Rep. Jim Jordan (former Chair of House Freedom Caucus): "Everyone knows this Dossier is garbage."

Everyone except the FBI, Congressional Intel Cmte's, US Intel, FISA judges, Sater, Sergei, RUSSIA, Trump, etc.

First SIGINT portions corroborated Feb17.

3Jan18: FusionGPS NYT Op-Ed calls on Senate Judiciary Cmte to release testimony transcripts.

5Jan18: Grassley and Graham refer Steele for criminal probe, citing inconsistent statements—NOT inconsistent claims in Dossier.

Will this force the release of FusionGPS testimony? Maybe.

But it definitely means precedent has been set whereby the same criminal referral can be extended to Donald Trump Jr, who likely has a few "inconsistencies" in his 9-hour testimony to Sen Judiciary Cmte on 14Dec17.
Trump and Sessions set the beat; the freedom caucus marches to it.

This is why DirFBI Wray is at the end of his rope.
House Freedom Caucus briefed Trump on FBI surveillance memo concocted by GOP House Intel staffers *before* GOP campaign to "Release The Memo" began.

Nunes still coordinating release while GOP, Fox News, & Russia bots amplify the FBI "conspiracy."

#ObstructionOfJustice Tuesday.
Senator Ron Johnson (WI) drops blockbuster! "Secret society" of FBI agents are working to take Trump down!!

—Not to steal his thunder, but I can confirm:
950 Pennsylvania Ave NW
(Room B103)
Washington DC 20530

(Office of Special Counsel Mueller)
Comrade Lou Dobbs of state broadcasting affiliate Fox Business denounces Deep State DOJ for orchestrated subversion of Trump, suggests outright War on FBI is imminent.
McCabe announced in Dec 2017 that he'd retire in March 2018 (eligibility date for federal employment benefits).

Trump knew this.

11am EST: DOJ/FBI review Nunes memo.
5pm EST: House Intel Cmte vote on whether to declassify Nunes memo.
Put a pin in this 📍

Careful wording by Sarah Sanders today (if not outright lie): "No one at the White House has actually *seen* the [Nunes] memo."

Multiple House Reps & WH aides already confirmed Trump was briefed on memo details & pushed for #ReleaseTheMemo public campaign.
So here's where we're at with #ReleaseTheMemo:

Trump wants the Nunes memo published ASAP(!)... Even though Trump claims he hasn't seen it and won't allow DOJ routine opportunity to review it.

(Nunes' FBI surveillance memo will hit the internet in no sooner than 7 days).
Summary of votes in House Intel Committee this evening.

1 Declassify Nunes memo.
2 Release memo to White House.
3 Bury Dem rebuttal memo.
4 Reject Dir Wray "fact" corrections.
5 Investigate DOJ/FBI for anything.
6 Goose-step over Russia probe.
*Crush prosecutorial independence.
So Nunes' spokesman says Nunes' staff only made minor edits to Nunes' memo which Nunes didn't read.

"Major edits" after Cmte vote can delay Trump release, but won't stop it—remember: no one on HPSCI but Schiff & Gowdy actually reviewed memo before releasing it anyway.
It's "official"—Trump read the Nunes memo before Nunes read the Nunes memo.

(Nunes will get a chance to read the redacted Nunes memo that the White House just returned to the House Intel Cmte today 🙄).

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Aug 21, 2018
Trump v. Mueller (Cont.)
—Part 3. Tue, 21Aug18.

—Two Trump MAGA associates in federal court on same day: Manafort awaits his jury verdict; Michael Cohen pleads guilty.

—Mueller recommends jail-time for unhelpful Papadopoulos.

—Flynn... Still in Mueller's pocket.

[New Thread]
1. Trump-Russia Thread
—Part 1 of 3: 17May17 to 30Oct17.

17May17 (Mueller Appointment) thru 30Oct17 (Manafort & Gates Indictments/Papadopoulos Guilty Plea).
2. Trump-Russia Thread
—Part 2 of 3: 31Oct17 to 13Jul18.

31Oct17 (Manafort & Gates Indictments/Papadopoulos Guilty Plea) thru 13Jul18 (Mueller indictment of Russian GRU officers for attacking 2016 US election).
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Jul 16, 2018
Maria Butina was arrested yesterday & charged a few minutes ago w/ Conspiracy to Violate US Law as Foreign Agent of Russia.

She's close to NRA leadership, bragged about Trump-Russia connections, and proposed Russia back-channel to Trump campaign w/ GOP operative Paul Erickson.
Maria Butina's graduate school focus on cryptocurrency and blockchain (Bitcoin) while she works as an *unpaid* assistant to a known Russian money launderer w/ ties to FSB is a bit on the nose.

Absent from her LinkedIn: two businesses she owned w/ GOP operative Paul Erickson.
1. Level of "duh" that Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA48) is unnamed lawmaker referenced in Maria Butina indictment?

Indictment states Butina/Torshin met lawmaker in Russia Aug 2015.

Rohrabacher & Gregory Meeks (D-NY05) led delegation to Russia 4-6Aug15.
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Jul 16, 2018
Sur-ren-der (verb):
1. Submit to authority.
2. Comply w/ demand.
3. Lose advantage.
4. Yield to influence.

Trump, standing next to Putin: [Russia's global alienation for anti-democratic actions, invasions, poisonings, etc] "changed as of about four hours ago."
Trump: "Incredible offer!"

Putin invites Mueller to interrogate 12 GRU officers indicted by US grand jury for interfering in US elections on two conditions:

1. Mueller visits them in Russia.
2. US let's Russia interrogate US counterintelligence officers & classified docs.
Brass tacks: before today, Russia's only major allies since 2014 annexation of Crimea were China, Iran, North Korea, Syria (Assad), and Cuba (AKA Alliance of Autocracy).

Trump should listen to Groucho Marx: “I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.”
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Apr 10, 2018
FBI search warrant on Michael Cohen includes 34 taxi medallions owned by Cohen via 17 LLCs—medallions are a cash business.

Apr17: Cohen medallion mgr Evgeny Freidman owes $5 million in taxi taxes.
Aug17: NY has active unpaid taxi tax warrants on Cohen seeking $40,000.
Has it occurred to anyone that Michael Cohen does not legally represent Trump via contract agreement or retainer?

Michael Cohen, J.D. was on business development team at Trump Org—not legal team.

No legal representation = no attorney-client privilege.

Feds argued there is no attorney-client privilege for Cohen because Trump fielded a couple of question about Stormy Daniels civil case last week (5April18).
Read 14 tweets
Feb 17, 2018
7 days in Feb18 (9-16Feb)
News Summary 📰

—Trump won't declassify Dem Intel memo.
—2nd White House official out (domestic abuse).
—John Kelly asked WH staff to lie abt Porter resignation timeline.
—WH security clearances questioned.
—Rachel Brand (DOJ #3) to resign.

—Trump rejects #MeToo, laments "mere allegations" (of abuse).
—Federal Concealed-Carry gun bill gaining steam.
—Syria downs Israeli jet w/ Russian guns.

1st Trump budget after $1.5 trillion tax cuts shows 200 billion shortfall.

—Devin Nunes fake news site outted.

—DirFBI, DNI testify Russia already attacking midterm election integrity.
—DirFBI Wray says John Kelly knew Rob Porter abuse Nov17.
—Cohen claims he paid Stormy Daniels.

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Jan 11, 2018
1/20 Remember when Supreme Court Justice Alito broke decorum to shake his head & mumble "not true" at Obama's 27Jan2010 State of the Union address?

—Hold that thought.

How is it legal for Russians to funnel money to GOP candidates & causes?

Answer➡️Citizens United [2010].
2/20 The Supreme Court in Citizens United v FEC invalidated FECA, 2 USC §441b: cap on political contributions by corp's, assoc's; nonprofit donor disclosures.

But Court didn't consider §441e: ban on political spending by foreign people & entities.

Mismatched ruling➡️Loophole.
3/20 The Supreme Court was fully aware hearing case on §441b impacted ban on foreign influence in FECA sister section (§441e).

Justices addressed it in oral arguments. Even lawyer for Citizens United agreed on a distinction btwn corps & people to address such matters.
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