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Scottish, Italian, Texan, Independent. J.D. Sauntering vaguely downward . . . #INTJ
Oct 1, 2018 15 tweets 2 min read
The Confusion Surrounding the F.B.I.’s Renewed Investigation of Brett Kavanaugh… With a one-week deadline looming over the investigation, some who say they have information relevant to the F.B.I.’s probe are suspicious that the investigation will amount to what one of Kavanaugh’s former Yale classmates called a “whitewash.”
Sep 27, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
A senior Republican senator is quietly supporting the closure of a legal loophole that allows federal and state governments to prosecute someone for the same crime. The case could have implications for the Russia investigation, @NatashaBertrand reports:… "Republican senator Orrin Hatch, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, filed a 44-page amicus brief earlier this month in Gamble v. United States, a case that will consider whether the dual-sovereignty doctrine should be put to rest."
Aug 27, 2018 7 tweets 1 min read
Bruce Ohr Fought Russian Organized Crime. Now He’s a Target of Trump. "Those who know Mr. Ohr seem perplexed that the president has singled him out. Co-workers and former associates describe him as a scrupulous government official who cares deeply about the Justice Department."
Aug 24, 2018 13 tweets 2 min read
Manhattan D.A. Eyes Criminal Charges Against Trump Organization "The Manhattan district attorney’s office is considering pursuing criminal charges against the Trump Organization and two senior company officials in connection with Michael D. Cohen’s hush money payment to an adult film actress"
Jul 18, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Trump is on film saying the things he says - or won't say. Coddling and deferring to Putin in front of the world. Refusing to defend our national security in front of the world. /1 Trump's Twitter feed is a seemingly endless stream of distortions, lies, deliberate twisting of facts, racist dog whistles, attacks on our intelligence community, and divisive HATE. Just straight up lying Hate. /2
Jul 18, 2018 15 tweets 2 min read
NSA and Cyber Command to coordinate actions to counter Russian election interference in 2018 amid absence of White House guidance… “Nakasone, and the heads of the other three-letter agencies, are doing what they can in their own lanes, absent an overall approach directed by the president,” said Michael V. Hayden, who has headed the NSA and the CIA.
Jul 7, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
Shortly after he took office, Trump began passing out his person cell number to a handful of foreign leaders… "In April 2017, White House aides were startled when officials in Canada issued a standard summary of a conversation between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Trump."
Jun 13, 2018 8 tweets 1 min read
White House counsel McGahn recused his office from Mueller probe "McGahn and at least two of his top aides, chief of staff Ann Donaldson and former senior associate counsel James Burnham, have sat for interviews with Mueller."
May 31, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Two years after ditching the @GOP and their new alt-right mandate of Hating Liberals as some kind of virtue, it is interesting to look at the RNC as a whole and wonder what the point is. It obviously isn't small government and fiscal responsibility. /1 And frankly it's hard to keep a straight face on the National Security Hawk GOP thing when they are excusing Russia and coddling Wikileaks/Assange /2
May 16, 2018 8 tweets 1 min read
A Secret Mission, a Code Name and Anxiety: Inside the Early Days of the F.B.I.’s Trump Investigation "Agents considered, then rejected, interviewing key Trump associates, which might have sped up the investigation but risked revealing the existence of the case."
May 13, 2018 11 tweets 2 min read
Qatari investor accused in bribery plot appears with Michael Cohen in picture posted by Stormy Daniel's lawyer… via @MotherJones "Members of the Trump transition team appear to have met on December 12, 2016 with a group from Qatar that included Ahmed al-Rumaihi"
Mar 30, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
House Intel Committee Findings Contradict Kushner’s Testimony… via @just_security "When Kushner read the report’s “Finding #32” he was surely disappointed. That’s because the Committee’s stated conclusion contradicts Kushner’s written statement to Congress concerning the important June 9 meeting with Russians in Trump Tower."