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Aaron Blake @AaronBlake Washington, D.C./NoVa

Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix at The Washington Post. aaron.blake@washpost.com

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Trump, as per usual, decides to give in to what he views as irrational criticism. https://t.co/lRVKWZIuBs
10/20
2019
So sad. So, so sad. https://t.co/yrZ5jTOT8m @DarthJeff90 Quite the history in #FL19: 2012: Connie Mack runs for #FLSen; Trey Radel wins 2014: Radel resigns a… https://t.co/41rNRvH1Ca
Retweeted by Aaron Blake21 hours. Amazing. https://t.co/nwWgnSR1hxMe when I attempt home improvement without first watching a YouTube video. https://t.co/uSPqVIF5Hb
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeDon’t forget the 20% service charge @Fahrenthold even though they served themselves. https://t.co/B0A1vJIt5Z
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeNEW & IMPORTANT: A growing # of Hill Rs say they can no longer defend some of Trump’s recent actions, particularly… https://t.co/7b1GXntL3C
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeLots of pieces plucked out of the Jenga tower. https://t.co/JEiM6p0v8o
Retweeted by Aaron Blakehttps://t.co/rgJWWjTeQkGiuliani: “I really try very hard to be super-ethical and always legal.” https://t.co/iLX8O4ThIsNEW: The many roles of the president’s lawyer: Giuliani -under investigation himself-met in recent weeks w/ sr DOJ… https://t.co/PkoXXsbMfB
Retweeted by Aaron Blake @EmGusk emily noState Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information https://t.co/cfvv1cw5EO
10/19
2019
Find something you love as much as my dog loves to lick Aquaphor.Bingo; she did just talk about the "rot" in the Dem Party. https://t.co/tocEZRgBE3These judges are mostly in their 40s or 50s (some older, some in their 30s) and will serve for generations. Good l… https://t.co/5eFxFHDWgm
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeRon Johnson Oct. 4: "... The president was very consistent on why he was [withholding aid]. Again, it was corrupti… https://t.co/2rlTuL5ivdLost in the shuffle over Mulvaney's comments: Ron Johnson basically described the same situation on Oct. 4 -- thoug… https://t.co/twCUjYN1XCFor Trump, the potential benefits of awarding himself the summit go beyond the payments. International media exposu… https://t.co/nZpErbdvz8 @pbump @_cingraham i want to hear itBoth the president's men: How Trump engaged Giuliani and Mulvaney in his efforts to dig up dirt in Ukraine. https://t.co/jxZWMVuEg7
Retweeted by Aaron Blakehttps://t.co/AWc1rSEpxmReminder based off of Pompeo’s complaint about State lawyers not present for depositions: that is against the rules… https://t.co/GgfKPJ95BB
Retweeted by Aaron Blake‘Had I not been there, I wouldn’t have met Rudy’: The tale of the Arabian princess and the Trump International Hote… https://t.co/MymEDcYfy0Trump talks about "the Kurds, who we're dealing with and are very happy about the way things are going."live chat https://t.co/e8l5o426wb @DMSeattle1 @MaxBoot https://t.co/QhG1ajJsr0 https://t.co/EniZnwfqgYHillary Clinton suggests Putin has kompromat on Trump, Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard third-party bid https://t.co/QhG1ajJsr0Trey Gowdy's piece on Elijah Cummings is worth your time: https://t.co/AITYjMCyH2
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeI'm live chatting on the 2020 debate & impeachment/Ukraine at noon. C'mon over. (everyone except @pbump) https://t.co/e8l5o426wbSo in this one interview, Clinton: 1) Suggested Putin has kompromat on Trump 2) Wagered that Russians will back T… https://t.co/TuG7xVLfaKHillary Clinton doesn't just predict the Russians will support Tulsi Gabbard as a third-party candidate; she also c… https://t.co/PvEW5QdfGLHillary Clinton says Trump is "Vladimir Putin's dream": "I don't know what Putin has on him -- whether it's both p… https://t.co/E8NqQA0svl👀 https://t.co/mXH0INfVei"A Washington Post story was a devastating turning point in his tenure": a 10-day taxpayer-funded trip to Europe, i… https://t.co/WXl5nTKcwf
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeWe all remember when Obama demeaned Jan Brewer by calling her a “third-rate politician” and saying she’s “either re… https://t.co/sojMZ05xuPBREAKING: George Kent testified he “had raised concerns in early 2015 about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son ser… https://t.co/DloQtci6ZQA growing body of evidence puts Trump at the center of Ukraine efforts against rivals, by @AshleyRParker https://t.co/opTxG2xgMh
Retweeted by Aaron Blake#BREAKING Turkish bombardment violating truce: Kurdish spokesman https://t.co/5vTmmXjgoy
Retweeted by Aaron Blake“I earned my spurs on the battlefield,” Mattis said. “Donald Trump earned his spurs in a letter from a doctor.” https://t.co/Lzkb7qA2edMy look @RepCummings rise from relative anonymity to the chairman who scared Trump into a tweeting tirade. Beloved… https://t.co/nvRhpb1zFw
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeTrump appears to be talking about the flood wall in Galveston https://t.co/BrqPkV00IK https://t.co/7JFpcPebTfTrump says Texas’s members of Congress asked him for $10 billion to “build a dam in the ocean”It’s amazing. Fox keeps showing the crowd outside even though it doesn’t applaud or react like the crowd inside. Ju… https://t.co/t8ik5YkQdrFox News keeps showing the crowd outside Trump’s rally — which Trump often plays up — 6 times in the last 8 or so m… https://t.co/GaXf8eScQQDonald Trump’s former personal attorney Jay Goldberg says Rudy Giuliani kept a book of all of his Ukraine contacts… https://t.co/2D8o5KNHL2
Retweeted by Aaron Blake @CahnEmily For years you will hear a kid crying in public and swear it’s yours
10/18
2019
so what he's saying is... https://t.co/hu6BBEldGk
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeGOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) doesn't seem to like Mulvaney's explanation: “You don’t hold up foreign aid that… https://t.co/YtTlg5AAKr @pbump don't be pushy.OK, so this whole Mulvaney assertion doesn't make any sense. https://t.co/JsgmJmXjOR
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeRomney's tough words are one thing. The theory he raised about Trump's talks with Erdogan might be even more signi… https://t.co/rY3FqvW42e10 days ago: "Rick Perry denies he is planning to resign" https://t.co/EQSUQajoPE—> https://t.co/79pY8FTLMw
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeBullock at +22 in Montana but he wants to run for President and not Senate https://t.co/CITL1L95xB
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeAyesha gave a master class in not letting an official avoid the question >> https://t.co/188UyPvjhs
Retweeted by Aaron Blake @pbump Welcome back!Romney suggests he wants to know what Erdogan told Trump. Says Congress must know if Turkey said it was invading no… https://t.co/2of2k70yX4Wow. A senior DOJ official tells @evanperez, “If the White House was withholding aid in regards to the cooperation… https://t.co/6Zd4gvvtML
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeThe interesting question is why we had the audacity to think we could negotiate on behalf of a former partner we’d… https://t.co/JzAEHlhmA0
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeThing is, "quid pro quo" always really meant "corrupt quid pro quo." Of course countries makes demands of other cou… https://t.co/KtiZKICLzuTIRED: No quid pro quo WIRED: No(thing wrong with a) quid pro quo https://t.co/t9xcTo3RIUAck. Should be "in Syria," not "in Turkey."PENCE: "Today the United States and Turkey have agreed to a cease-fire in Turkey." TURKEY: https://t.co/3faLaBCdxHMulvaney basically just did what Giuliani often does: Bizarrely and suddenly confirm the thing WH been denying for… https://t.co/sE89KYQs7jIt's still (apparently) on https://t.co/Bbb1b269Vf💯🚨💯🚨The Washington Post just changed it’s parental leave policy: Now each parent gets 20 weeks — five months — of P… https://t.co/CGk88HwzBv
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeWhite House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney admits it: There was a Ukraine quid pro quo https://t.co/DTcAqI8UHV @JVenook Yep, hence why I said not as obvious as the Bidens. It's pretty apparent this is Trump's hobby horse and c… https://t.co/pEp5QHSmNoThis often gets lost. The Ukraine-Crowdstrike thing is complicated and not so obviously a personal benefit for Trum… https://t.co/ac977iPUVgPeople in high-ranking positions just keep saying "the Ukraine."Mulvaney wasn't sure about the name of the top Pompeo aide who resigned -- Michael McKinley. He now says he doesn'… https://t.co/tQkFX9PHDgMulvaney adds that while the Russia origins probe was part of the quid pro quo, "The money had absolutely nothing to do with Biden."Mulvaney compared it to holding up money to Northern Triangle countries. Except in this case, the ask is a conspir… https://t.co/lfWDrHlKphMulvaney just admitted Ukraine aid was held up over Ukraine not investigating origins of Russia probe. He admits i… https://t.co/VDlhUFZvNHMulvaney says Trump has indeed brought up Ukraine investigating the origins of the Russia investigation with him.… https://t.co/SgAUet0dfnTrump has decided to award next year’s G7 summit of world leaders to his own private business, the Trump golf resor… https://t.co/ahap872CDu
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeMulvaney on G7: "Climate change will not be on the agenda."Mulvaney says Trump first broached holding the G7 at Doral, when they brought up an initial list. "He said, 'What about Doral?'"Mulvaney concedes Doral "is not the only place" where the G7 could be held. But he calls it the "best place."The dissonance between this and alleging the Bidens mixed foreign policy w/ personal gain is remarkable. https://t.co/DK9jW9T011NEW: Gordon Sondland testified under oath today that he was unaware of Giuliani’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to in… https://t.co/KbJpyTnSF8
Retweeted by Aaron Blake“I hate ISIS more than you do,” the president declared. “You don’t know that,” the speaker replied. ... “You’re… https://t.co/QsmBphgzUiI for one am shocked that Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes share some rhetoric with Democrats. This is damning stuff. https://t.co/yiL0BYnwy4Both Sondland and Perry have now said they didn't know what Giuliani was up to on Biden. That's extremely difficul… https://t.co/LyTGskxrnF @JoePerticone Yep. Original plan was the summer, though.This central claim in Gordon Sondland’s testimony just doesn’t add up https://t.co/kCDUFUPJEpThey were gonna hold the World Cup here in the summer. https://t.co/Iazxdw0H9R“Maybe this isn’t the popular thing to say—but despite all the friendly notes and photo ops, North Korea isn’t our… https://t.co/mGIs8Fhf6Q
Retweeted by Aaron BlakePence, Erdogan and their delegations are still meeting after about 3 hours talks
Retweeted by Aaron Blake"... For the first time, Canadians are more likely to say they disapprove (52%) than to say they approve (46%) of J… https://t.co/tLoElTxEfNThis was a strong moment from @GeoffRBennett. When Gordon Sondland’s lawyer tries to push him away, Bennett says:… https://t.co/XolVgVMaBB
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeMay 1: NYT story on Giuliani/ Ukraine https://t.co/Cdj8Vc58IB May 7: Bloomberg casts doubt on NYT… https://t.co/d0vz0EHxtzSondland says after May 23 WH briefing, they decided to work with Giuliani, but that he didn't understand Giuliani'… https://t.co/caflG55n8GSondland suggests Trump gave his diplomats a binary choice between working with Giuliani and harming relations with… https://t.co/jUBrLlo6UAInteresting that Sondland seems to not disagree w/ the premise that there WAS a campaign to get rid of Yovanovitch. https://t.co/B2LTkyaNg3Parnas has spent his adult life in Florida, where over a 20-year period he provided 21 different business addresses… https://t.co/zCKY7AAujx
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeA counselor told Cummings he was too slow to learn & spoke poorly & he would never fulfill his dream of becoming a… https://t.co/6oPrnMh1lg
Retweeted by Aaron Blake“He had a weird obsession with creating a snack room" https://t.co/IRJZgq66dG
Retweeted by Aaron BlakeHow the world turns. When the Club ran ads against candidate Trump in 2015, the group’s president told me they woul… https://t.co/b1NUCBJo8Z
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10/17
2019

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