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Trump gave “firm instructions” in March 2016 to WH Counsel Don McGahn👉🏼stop Jeff Sessions from recusing from FBI/DOJ’s #TrumpRussia🇷🇺investigation‼️ 1/

McGahn *carried out* Trump’s orders👉🏼lobbied Sessions to remain in charge of the inquiry.🤨

Meaning: McGahn OBSTRUCTED justice, too‼️ 2/
The @nytimes cited *TWO people with knowledge of the episode* (NOT just the investigation), so this is VERY solid info.🤔 3/

McGahn (obviously) was unsuccessful. Trump “erupted in anger” in front of “numerous” WH officials. Trump said he needed his AG to “protect” him, and said he expected Sessions to safeguard him the way he believed RFK had done for JFK and Eric Holder had for Barack Obama.🙄 4/

Mueller has also “substantiated claims“ in @Comey‘s memos that described DISTURBING interactions with Trump before he was fired in May‼️ 5/
#Mueller🇺🇸now has @Reince Priebus’ HANDWRITTEN NOTES notes👉🏼show that Trump talked to Priebus about how he had PRESSURED @Comey to say publicly that he was not under investigation‼️🤣 6/
Trump’s determination to OBSTRUCT justice and fire Comey even led one WH lawyer to *LIE to Trump* about whether Trump had the authority to fire Comey, in a failed attempt to block him‼️🤨 7/

4 days before Trump fired @Comey, one of Sessions’s aides asked a congressional staff member whether he had *kompromat on Comey* in an apparent effort to undermine Comey‼️

🔥This shows CLEAR INTENT by more people than just Trump to obstruct justice🔥 8/
Mueller is also probing Trump’s false statement that he dictated on Air Force One in July in response to an article on the #RussianLawyer🇷🇺meeting, one of the MULTIPLE lies that he & Jr spun about their meeting on adoptions/#sanctions/Clinton dirt‼️9/…
Wolfe’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” claims Trump’s lawyers believed that Trump’s statement was “an explicit attempt to throw sand into the investigation’s gears,” leading one of his spokesmen to QUIT b/c he believed it was #ObstructionOfJustice‼️
Trump’s lawyer, Ty Cobb, DECLINED TO COMMENT‼️

Note that he did NOT DENY *any* of the allegations in this story‼️😉 11/
Uttam Dhillon (WH lawyer who LIED to Trump) was convinced that if Comey was fired, Trump could be imperiled, b/c DOJ would be *forced* to open an investigation into whether Trump was trying to DERAIL the #TrumpRussia🇷🇺investigation.🤔 12/

🔥2 days after Comey testified to Congress in May, Sessions’ aide asked a Capitol Hill staffer about Comey dirt b/c *Sessions wanted one negative article a day in the media about Comey*, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting‼️🤬 13/

Earlier that day, DAG Rosenstein had pulled aside a McGahn’s deputy after a meeting at DOJ👉🏼told the aide that top WH & DOJ lawyers needed to “discuss Comey’s future.” It is unclear whether this conversation was related to the effort to dig up dirt on Comey (as if!).🤨
When Trump saw a recording of Comey’s testimony, he stewed & discussed firing Comey w/Kush & Stephen Miller. After deciding tod fire Comey, Trump asked Miller to draft a letter he president intended to send Comey.🤔

🔥WH officials said the letter contained no references to #Russia🇷🇺or the #TrumpRussia investigation. Yet according to 2 people who have read it, *the letter’s 1st sentence* said the Russia investigation had been “fabricated & politically motivated.” 16/
🔥After this BOMBSHELL report, we Americans *must DEMAND* that WH Counsel McGahn testify *in PUBLIC* to answer:

“What did the president know, and when did he know it”⁉️

cc @HouseJudiciary @tedlieu @RepJerryNadler @SenBlumenthal @SenFeinstein @HouseJudDems @RepGoodlatte

Apologies: *2017, not 2016. 😉

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Oct 8, 2018

Trump's deputy campaign chair Rick Gates solicited proposals (#felony) from Israeli firm Psy Group to create fake online personas, use social media manipulation & gather intel to help defeat @GOP primary opponents (@tedcruz) & @HillaryClinton🤨1/…
Gates wasn't interested in Psy Group b/c other Trump aides oversaw social media. George Nader & Joel Zamel (Psy Group owner) met w/Don Jr & offered to help *THROW THE ELECTION* at an Aug'16 meeting arranged by Erik Prince‼️

Nader is COOPERATING.😎 2/

George Birnbaum (Arthur Finkelstein protégé/@GOP consultant who worked for Netanyahu & other Israeli officials) initially pitched Gates on using social media influence/manipulation to sway @GOP delegates toward Trump.🤨 3/
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Oct 7, 2018
🔥@GOP operative Peter Smith raised >$100,000 to pay #Russian🇷🇺hackers to find Clinton’s emails. 10 days after telling his story to the @WSJ, he committed suicide, yet a friend spoke w/him about a new project hours before his death & says he was “excited.”…
Smith continued his quest for HRC’s emails *after* the US warned of #Russian🇷🇺interference & went to extraordinary lengths to ensure secrecy, communicating via saved DRAFT (unsent) emails in a shared Gmail account.🤨
🔥One sent email said the >$100k in donations were to be sent to a DC-based scholarship fund for **Russian students**👉🏼“This $100k total with the $50k received from you (Smith) will allow us to fund the Washington Scholarship Fund for the Russian students for the promised $150K.”
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Oct 6, 2018
Hey @SenatorCollins,

It’s not too late to change your vote! #Kavanaugh LIED to the Senate (#felony) about his finances.🤨

Who paid off his debt? If his family paid, did he report this income to the IRS⁉️

If the House flips, @tedlieu WILL investigate‼️…
Hey @lisamurkowski,

You were right and courageous to OPPOSE #Kavanaugh‼️

You might want to reconsider “pairing” your vote with @SteveDaines, because justice will come for #Kavanaugh, sooner than later.😉

Hey @Sen_JoeManchin,

We Democrats realize that you are in a tough re-election battle, but backing #Kavanaugh only brings you more scorn from the @GOP and erodes your much-needed support from @TheDemocrats base.

It’s not too late: vote NO on #Kavanaugh‼️

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Oct 3, 2018
Connie Chung to Dr. Ford: “I, too, was sexually assaulted—not 36 years ago but ~50 years ago. I kept my dirty little secret to myself. Silence for 5 decades...The exact date & year are fuzzy. But details of the event are vivid—forever seared in my memory.”…
Connie Chung: “Christine, I, too, am terrified as I reveal this publicly. I can’t sleep. I can’t eat. Can you? If you can’t, I understand. I am frightened, I am scared, I can’t even cry.”😰

Chung: “I wish I could forget this truthful event, but I cannot because it is the truth. I am writing to you b/c I know that exact dates, exact years are insignificant. We remember exactly what happened to us & who did it to us. We remember the truth forever.”

I #BelieveHer.❤️
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Oct 1, 2018

Charles Ludington, a former varsity basketball player & friend of #Kavanaugh at @Yale plans to deliver a statement to the @FBI field office in Raleigh on Monday detailing **violent drunken behavior** by Kavanaugh in college. 1/…
Ludington says #Kavanaugh initiated a fight that led to the ARREST of a friend: “When Brett got drunk, he was often belligerent & aggressive...” 2/
“On one of the last occasions I purposely socialized with Brett, I witnessed him respond to a semi-hostile remark, not by defusing the situation, but by throwing his beer in the man’s face and starting a fight that ended with one of our mutual friends in jail.”😳 3/

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Sep 21, 2018

Rod Rosenstein suggested last year that he secretly record Trump to expose "chaos" consuming the administration & discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the #25thAmendment.

Will Trump use this as an excuse to fire Rosenstein⁉️…
Rosenstein made his remarks about the #25thAmendment & secretly recording Trump in meetings & conversations w/other DOJ & FBI officials. Several people (briefed either on the events themselves or on memos written by FBI officials, including McCabe) described the episodes.🤨
Rosenstein reportedly told McCabe that he might be able to persuade Jeff Sessions & John Kelly to mount an effort to invoke the #25thAmendment.

All of these incidents allegedly occurred around the time that @Comey was fired. Rosenstein was very distressed & felt he was used.🤔
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