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Sep 21, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
The President and the Special Counsel may be heading for a showdown over whether the President’s testimony can be subpoenaed in the Russia investigation. 1/ Today, a group of law professors, legal experts and former DOJ officials wrote a letter to the President’s legal team urging them to advise President Trump to answer the Special Counsel’s questions, since a subpoena fight won’t succeed.… 2/
Aug 1, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Today, President Trump called for the end of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. We believe this is unconstitutional interference by the President into specific cases at the DOJ because he is trying to use the power of his office to protect himself and his allies. On January 20th, the President raised his hand and swore an oath to the Constitution. The Constitution requires that he “take care that the laws of the United States are faithfully executed”. The Constitution is not a buffet, he doesn’t get to pick and choose what to follow.
Jul 4, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
BRAND NEW: To mark July 4th, we are releasing here a Roadmap for Renewal: A Legislative Blueprint for Protecting Our Democracy. We propose 21 actions that a new Congress can take to renew American democracy. #RoadmapForRenewal Read, comment and share:… /1 The Declaration of Independence includes over 20 “grievances” against the King’s abuses of executive power. We could do the same today. But rather than focus on grievances, our #RoadmapForRenewal lays out how a new Congress can renew our democracy.… /2
May 19, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
As @ianbassin said on #inners there was a hearing yesterday which, "was the first time that Trump lawyers stood up in open court to answer questions about the #Russia conspiracy and amazingly the Trump legal team didn't push back very hard on the idea of a conspiracy." 1/ Yesterday in court #Trump lawyers, "..were essentially arguing that even if we did work with #Russia to dump these emails which were hacked, well that's just political activity and our First Amendment right to do so." #inners
May 16, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Throughout history, tyrannical rulers have dehumanized minority groups to justify denying them basic rights. Referring to classes of human beings as “not people,” but “animals” is the language of Nazis, white supremacists, American slaveholders, and Jim Crow lawmakers. Today @realDonaldTrump called immigrants "animals".
Apr 14, 2018 18 tweets 7 min read
Well. @realDonaldTrump just announced missile strikes against Syria for the chemical weapons attacks against its own citizens. First, Bashar al-Assad has committed grave crimes against humanity. The world must come together to confront his horrific butchering of children and civilians. Bashar al-Assad also attacked his people a year ago.
Feb 13, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
We - along with @Brennan, @benjaminwittes, @NoraEllingsen, @MichaelFCrowley - have asked DOJ and DHS to retract or correct their report on foreign terrorism… The report is misleading, biased, methodologically unsound, and often just wrong. Worse, it is being used as part of a misinformation campaign targeted at the American public to justify and support the Administration’s preferred immigration policies.