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Mar 16, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Okay as long as we're 100% clear on the fact that New Hampshire is *not* a "GOP-leaning state" and has been pretty reliably blue for a while (PS) Folks, Kyle was talking about national politics and national elections and as a Granite Stater I correctly pointed out that he was wrong. He, and anyone else, can suddenly switch to talking about state politics and I will probably agree at the state level we lean right here.
Mar 16, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
(🎶) This 50-year-old song sounds ~54 years old. I didn't think about its lyrics until today. Now I think it's about a British dandy—*super* high—heckling a street performer who, given organ-grinding's history, may well be an impoverished recent immigrant. PS/ For those who don't know, I was briefly a radio DJ back in the 90s and played exclusively psychedelic music from the US and UK released between 1966 and 1971. So sometimes I'll get one of those songs stuck in my head—and realize I hear it differently now than I did in my 20s.
Mar 16, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
Just heard Juliette Kayyam say on CNN that so far the Capitol conspiracy cases have been weak, involved 1 to 3 people, and established only that some people conspired to meet "at the Trump rally."

Uh, no.

WSJ reports that 30 to 40 Oath Keepers plotted to murder all of Congress. I think CNN doesn't understand how many hours of research one has to put into the events of January 6 to speak competently about them on-air. Kayyem is very smart and also very qualified. Those facts have nothing to do with whether she knows much about the January 6 insurrection.
Feb 22, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
The Steele dossier remains one of the most lied-about items of the whole Trump presidency. Republicans lie about Steele's background, motivations, knowledge, funders and claims. They lie about the dossier timeline and they lie about its provenance and they lie about its accuracy. We must also understand that it's no surprise that Republicans lie about the dossier. When the author of a dossier tells you in advance that 30% of it is likely inaccurate, as long as you lie about him telling you that and claim he didn't you can spend years pointing out the 30%.
Sep 18, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
Folks, after *two-plus years* of hundreds of you—literally—pleading with Rachel Maddow's MSNBC program to have me on (thank you for tagging me in these kind requests), I want you to know that the staff at the show have finally *heard you* loud and clear and unfollowed this feed PS/ The above tweet, while 100% true, is intended to be funny—as I don't sweat it one way or another whether MSNBC invites me on again (12 invitations/12 cancellations was enough for me, as I told Macmillan). But I thought folks would like to know you can stop petitioning Rachel.
Sep 18, 2020 17 tweets 3 min read
So great to be back on the BBC tonight! Felt like no time had passed at all...though in fact, I'd written a 1,000-page book since I was last on, and as I think more about that I... OK, yeah, time has passed. Writing each of the Proof books was a grueling, disorienting experience. I remember back in August 2018, when I was working with S&S on how to create a metajournalistic epic, and it was like—I'm serious—a math problem. How do you write a book with 75+ metanarratives, 250+ narratives, 400 characters.... and no scenes, dialogue, or character exposition?
Sep 18, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
I can 100% promise you that Marsha Blackburn has roughly the same knowledge of the U.S. Constitution as a first-grader

None of these politicians obsessed with talking about the Constitution know the *first thing* about it or its history

They're just selling snake oil to suckers If Blackburn could burn the 4th Amendment to the ground, she would. If she could erase the 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments, she would. She would gut the 14th Amendment. She would nix the Emoluments Clause, and others. She'd put God in—though the Founders deliberately left God *out*.
Sep 17, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Yes, yes, of course, in much the same way his dad released his tax returns right after the election

Lordy, Eric Trump isn't even *good* at defrauding people… PS/ Why even report this obvious lie? "Eric Trump is refusing to be interviewed by law enforcement"—there, I fixed it. As a known liar, Eric's false promise of a future interview can't be reported as fact. If his dad wins, Eric will say "the voters decided I didn't need to talk."
Sep 17, 2020 27 tweets 10 min read

When Trump tries to steal the election via a series of October/November surprises—which everyone who knows him, but also just every American, knows he will—his plots will be found in this thread. I hope you'll read on and RETWEET. 1/ THE DURHAM REPORT. DOJ isn't supposed to engage in actions close to an election that could affect its outcome, but AG Barr has already implied he will. Expect an "interim" report from Barr lackey John Durham that stokes right-wing fears of an imaginary coup plot against Trump.
Sep 17, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
I'm listening to RAGE on audiobook and it's surreal. When Petkoff narrated Proof of Corruption, he told the story of the pandemic beginning in September 2019, citing hundreds of sources. Now I hear him tell the White House version fed to Woodward—which begins on January 28, 2020. PS/ In this version of events, the White House valiantly spends all January in a futile attempt to get intel on the virus out of China. In what I like to call What Actually Happened, per major media reports the White House was getting information out of China in *November 2019*.
Sep 17, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
Please RETWEET if you would like @jack and @Twitter to lift the shadowban—a "search suggestion ban"—that Twitter has placed on this feed, which makes it impossible for new readers to find this feed or me. I've been a ToS-compliant feed for years, and think I add value to Twitter. PS/ The link below confirms that @Jack and @Twitter *haven't* shadowbanned Trump, despite him violating Twitter's ToS on a weekly basis for years.

But a ToS-compliant feed belonging to someone marked by the White House as a Trump critic *is* shadowbanned.
Sep 16, 2020 9 tweets 4 min read
(FREE AUDIOBOOK CONTENT) I've made Ch.1, Ch. 2, Ch. 3 and Ch. 4 of Proof of Corruption—as well as half the Epilogue and an hour-long interview on the book; that's over 4 hours of content—available on YouTube. This thread contains all the links. I hope you'll share it with others. Image CHAPTER 1/ Chapter 1 of Proof of Corruption details the decades-long relationship between Trump and Paul Manafort in a way that establishes, through *scores* of major-media reports endnoted in the text, that the Trump 2016 campaign was a Kremlin operation.
Sep 16, 2020 37 tweets 7 min read
I'm terrified by what's coming. I wrote a book with 5000 citations that conclusively debunks every claim by Johnson. Media won't report on it—but it *will* report Johnson's Kremlin propaganda when he drops it. And I'll have to sit by and watch helplessly. The same thing just happened with the bogus "peace deals" involving Israel, UAE, and Bahrain. I published a book on that topic, with 4500 citations, over a year ago. It would have perfectly contextualized these deals as shams. But media reported on the deals and ignored the book.
Sep 16, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
Folks use CFR in gaming out herd immunity scenarios because we don't know IFR. The CDC gives a massive range for IFR, testing is being strangled, COVID-19 can be had multiple times, asymptomatic infection frequency is unknown...

All we *know* is herd immunity would kill millions PS/ Across a range of nations/studies, IFR averages 0.8% to 1.2%—but given that we don't know the exact point at which herd immunity is achieved—and given that one can get the virus twice—death calculations can't actually be accurately done, except to say they're in the millions.
Sep 16, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Hordes of Trumpists are retweeting the tweet below as part of a lunatic claim that (wait for it) *Jared Kushner just brought peace to the Middle East*

It's such a tragically classic Trumpist misunderstanding of (a) the daily news, (b) the Middle East, (c) U.S. national security PS/ What Jared did is *formalize* a Sunni coalition that's been militating for a *massive bloody war* with Iran since it first meddled on Trump's behalf in the 2016 election, and in the bargain Jared *cemented* a permanent war between Israel and the Palestinians

*Congrats Jared*
Sep 14, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
I.... what? PS/ Okay, so, *weirdly*... I could see this working? Image
Sep 13, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: Trump adviser Peter Navarro exploded when challenged on his claim "no one knew" COVID-19 was dangerous in February. Proof of Corruption establishes—with proof—that Navarro *and* Trump *and* the whole White House knew *long before*. They're lying.… PS/ My earnest hope is that Jake Tapper—with whom I share an alma mater—has read Proof of Corruption and therefore understands *exactly* what Peter Navarro knew and when, and what Trump knew and when. I'm glad CNN is trying to keep COVID-19 disinformation off its air (sometimes).
Sep 13, 2020 32 tweets 12 min read
(THREAD) My new book Proof of Corruption and I just officially became a problem for the Trump White House—*according to the Trump White House*.

There's now hard evidence that I and my book have been "noted in the building" in a significant way. I hope you'll read on and retweet. Image 1/ This is a strange story that culminates with something incredible happening—that I have proof of—during the middle of the night last night. I want to set up the context for what happened first, but it involves me, my book, and the Trump White House. I hope you'll bear with me.
Sep 12, 2020 19 tweets 9 min read
Longtime Kremlin agent @MichaelRCaputo—just caught doctoring CDC reports for Trump at DHHS in a way that kills Americans—is now attacking my feed. He likely knows Proof of Corruption is a damning indictment of DHHS. I hope you'll RT this link to honor him:… PS/ @MichaelRCaputo—again, quite seriously, a longtime Kremlin agent who is now doctoring CDC reports and thereby killing Americans during a pandemic, doing the bidding of his old-and-possibly-current boss—is now trolling this feed and blocking my readers. Wow. #ProofofCorruption
Sep 11, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
(EXCLUSIVE) Chapter 3 is here. It's massive—51 minutes.

There's no better ad for Proof of Corruption than the text itself, fully sourced and as full of news as a text can be—because it's curated meta-journalism.

The next two tweets hold Chapters 1 and 2. (CHAPTER 2) Here's Chapter 2 of Proof of Corruption. See the preceding tweet—the one located above this one—for Chapter 3.

If you find these audiobook excerpts illuminating, I hope you will retweet some or all of them to your followers. #ProofofCorruption
Sep 11, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
BREAKING: "Grand Bargain" Revealed in Proof of Conspiracy Takes Next Step

{Nations at the secret pro-Israel, pro-Trump 2015 Red Sea Summit that have recognized Israel}:

🇪🇬 ✅ Egypt
🇦🇪 ✅ UAE
🇯🇴 ✅ Jordan
🇧🇭 ✅ Bahrain
🇸🇦 🅾️ Saudi Arabia*

*Open question.… PS/ Understand that these announcements are coming now *not* because these detentes *just happened*—which the media will erroneously report, despite these nations having colluded with Trump and Israel since 2016—but because the aim here is to benefit Trump's re-election campaign.