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Spencer Ackerman @attackerman Old Bklyn, not this new shit

National security reporter for the Daily Beast. Writing a book, REIGN OF TERROR, for Viking, spring 2021. spencer.ackerman@thedailybeast.com

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@laura_hudson Churchill was First Sea LordLatest from @attackerman + @sambrodey https://t.co/6ePldOpgva
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanCongressman @Jim_Jordan - I AM TIRED OF YOU LYING IN A HOUSE COMMITTEE ROOM IN FRONT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. My cli… https://t.co/cCN4nTNSjU
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanNEW: Four of the five La Vernia coaches named in lawsuits—who stand accused of at best turning “a blind eye toward… https://t.co/dpLQDFRHfo
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanNunes gave a tour de force of conspiratorial rants in his opening statement. Said nothing about Vindman or Williams, the actual witnesses.
11/19
2019
@AntonioSlamsci @YOUWONTBELAFFIN As soon as possible.Uighurs and their supporters decry Chinese ‘concentration camps,’ ‘genocide’ after Xinjiang documents leaked https://t.co/AXvdnQsrb7
Retweeted by Spencer Ackerman @PudLightLime @scribandotcom @JordanUhl I want you awl to look around at the person next tuh you in this pit. Look… https://t.co/1VlOK2TPATA smart person adds that this also punts the expiration of the Call Detail Records program until the same date. https://t.co/yIT2gUyfEFThe continuing resolution will punt the expiration of three surveillance provisions of the PATRIOT Act until March… https://t.co/cDP6YgTM3X @JordanUhl What I want to know is... why, in Scandanavia, hawdcaww has always hit hawduh. And I think we know. From… https://t.co/UkRDILjEVJAnnouncing that the US no longer considers illegal Israeli settlements illegal. This is another Trump gift to Netan… https://t.co/3Coluyrwmv
Retweeted by Spencer Ackerman“As ever, America’s gilded class regards the possibility of higher taxes and redistribution as a greater threat tha… https://t.co/3V9mMGhXdlThis. The constant is hegemony — America’s or someone else’s. https://t.co/3pI34PKbBCCongrats to everyone who declared the Bolivia coup a victory for democracy. https://t.co/Chkz9T0dFl
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanW O W https://t.co/Tf2FIRRx1TIran imposed an almost complete nationwide internet blackout on Sunday as widespread anti-government unrest roiled… https://t.co/9acdnuu6aD
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanDaughter’s current fave is a punkabilly update of the French Revolutionary people’s anthem https://t.co/VYh03Hq3R7 @capnsue @ParasiteMovie @CharlesTheater Dee-ahh Kenn-nyyyyyy @capnsue @ParasiteMovie @CharlesTheater An absolute masterpiece plus HAPPY BARTHDAY check your texts
11/18
2019
Proud Boys in NYC targeting an Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn with a banner invoking an old conspiracy theor… https://t.co/NsRa3uPOfV
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanThis undercover @Newsday investigation about the rampant discrimination minorities face when buying real estate is… https://t.co/8VNENA37G3
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanAlways figured that if Trump had a heart attack and died in office, the hardcores would either claim he was assassi… https://t.co/1GkAlUkETQ
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanWhen a federal judge ruled that stop-and-frisk — literally a pretext for police harassment of nonwhite New Yorkers… https://t.co/dRhIiT7ssl @matttbastard Gonna find out how well they pay @matttbastard Checkmate! I Get To Fuck Children Because Of Logic5 years ago #ISIS brutally murdered Adbul Rahman #PeterKassig. This is the extraordinary story of the effort to sec… https://t.co/IrPakHhA6d
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11/17
2019
They even call themselves al-Qaeda https://t.co/N1jxeWEFWXChilling- I have similar quotes by fascists Nazis and military juntas as they destroyed democracy with the excuse o… https://t.co/92oIzJOeNx
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanGiven the pusillanimous silence of the sycophantic secretary of state as "his people" are attacked, this editorial… https://t.co/P7n0tGdTQK
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanGolsteyn is not a Green Beret. The President can make the choice he made, but the SF Regiment decided long ago Gols… https://t.co/Av2fTTIjwK
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanAmong the horrifying details here, this chilling one: "Mr. Xi urged the party to emulate aspects of America’s “war… https://t.co/9vI3dEtYYb
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanThis is where the war on terror was always going to lead. And the tracks were laid down by refusing to hold Bush ad… https://t.co/N5HiqT1Ylp
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanTWEET BY TWEET BLOG BY BLOOOOOOOOOOOOG TAKING IT ALL BACKBill Barr’s Federalist Society speech set to ‘Firestorm’ https://t.co/1g2jZWvG9V https://t.co/XnfPzFlNVI @PeterYangYeovil @mattduss Google literally anything either of us wrote during the Obama administration. @MattBors @GrigoryLukin @KatzOnEarth I didn’t see too many others documenting Trump’s escalation of drones strikes.… https://t.co/UB926fkM2o @jspace_man REIGN OF TERROR // Spring 2021 // Viking
11/16
2019
When you excuse CIA torture, you end up with a torturer running the CIA. When you pardon servicemembers’ war crimes… https://t.co/EBHQQVMKct @mikenelson586 Don’t tell him who Bales is.Why not just pardon Robert Bales while you're at it?
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanBy me & ⁦@sambrodey⁩, wrapping today’s impeachment hearing: Republicans Thought Yovanovitch Would Be a Pushover. Sh… https://t.co/t4DvImWGbo...you mean @thehill's John Solomon, yes? https://t.co/F2ryuLNiHu
Retweeted by Spencer Ackerman"Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) quickly whipped out his cell phone and began talking into it, even though his home s… https://t.co/7mbZJJo3xc
Retweeted by Spencer Ackerman11 months later DOJ responds to the Leahy-Lee letter on call detail records collection under USA FREEDOM. Confirmin… https://t.co/FGk96bTAPB
Retweeted by Spencer Ackerman“Regardless of process” is not really the line you want to be saying when discussing a corruption or its investigation.Two things are alike, as long as we don’t focus on any context at allYovanovitch, after GOP attorney recounts Ukrainian comments critical of Trump: “Those elements you’ve recited don’t… https://t.co/sRghFxIgHNCASTOR: You see how this minister was saying all this nasty stuff about Trump? YOVANOVITCH: Well, sometimes that happens on social media.GOP counsel Stephen Castor: President Trump has a longstanding concern about corruption in Ukraine, right? Yovanovi… https://t.co/eF06TIWbqJYovanovitch: the thing about oligarchy is that it concentrates wealth into extremely few hands and then weaponizes… https://t.co/vkmZEH9PXtSomalia didn’t “turn bad” due to Yovanovitch. The peace president ramped up the drone war there—from me and… https://t.co/xIY58mDTt5
Retweeted by Spencer Ackerman(The actual acronym for national a security adviser is APNSA, Assistant to the President for National Security Affa… https://t.co/JueMtcbtwMAbout 2.5 hours ago, the Council on Foreign Relations announced a Monday public appearance with national security… https://t.co/06UAw3WGVaRoger Stone? Didn’t really know him very well at all“If you’re somebody thinking about whether you’re going to come forward… those tweets are to make certain you don’t… https://t.co/HXvlFbfUth
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanNEW: Me & @sambrodey on Marie Yovanovitch’s ongoing diplomatic anxiety dream & quite possibly another impeachable o… https://t.co/tsDh4YRNjv @EliLake Like pretty obviouslyHey, like I said, I don’t do extortions on EVERY call. Checkmate libsI wish there were as many op eds in prestigious US newspapers from Palestinians about how they feel being randomly… https://t.co/S4G5UaBo9p
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanIsraeli military’s spokesperson in Arabic said that the target was an Islamic Jihad commander, but military now say… https://t.co/sDeJuoOJr5
Retweeted by Spencer Ackerman @GregJaffe (And even Bolger’s book ends up saying the US should train-and-equip forever) @GregJaffe Who’s acknowledged their mistakes and America’s limits? Dan Bolger. And...? @chrislhayes The Framers demanded presidential bribers present receipts. Only then could impeachment be legitimateNEW: Pete Sessions joined Giuliani and his indicted cronies in speaking out against the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.… https://t.co/ZT5WHQtd4Z
Retweeted by Spencer Ackerman @pandls_progress @kibblesmith @jbouie Damn https://t.co/CGmS1mI6DH @pandls_progress @kibblesmith @jbouie I can’t believe I’ve lived my whole life not knowing there’s a Silver Surfer… https://t.co/P5iF43mMLR @jbouie [i intend to watch the alpha flight episode of x-men next] I’m sure you’re right, you know way more about… https://t.co/E4lf5yI3lc @jbouie Am I wrong or is it the same style of animation as the 90s X-Men? The storytelling seems similar as well no… https://t.co/SHAcSkw9MN @jbouie I have to write this character @jbouie Oh my god so am I and I L O V E itNation-state level shakedown. https://t.co/8J9iYtvLFL
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanNot sure how many pieces need to fall into place here for people to understand what’s going on.… https://t.co/KV6S7bqUOM
Retweeted by Spencer AckermanHey @NateWessler look what you did. @bryanedwardhill Only if I can buy the drinks. @bryanedwardhill !!!!!!! I’m a huge fan of yours. Thank you! https://t.co/cwHadIpamy @bryanedwardhill Fallen Angels... just exquisite. https://t.co/5aAu535dHS @bwdaly Thanks, teach. @bwdaly What’s a Waldorf teacher @LEBassett Can’t honestly discount this explanation
11/15
2019
It turns out my 4-year old, who professes not to have the patience for alphabet flash cards, can read the word “Dis… https://t.co/pkfHt5SEnF @samthielman Love that oneNEWS: The Director of National Intelligence confirmed to me in a letter that after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Ca… https://t.co/drOnrcPskt
Retweeted by Spencer Ackerman @kombiz You buy generic ketchup in bulk and then refill Heinz bottles with it.Diner busboy/dishwasher. So much did I learn: 1. The ketchup in your bottle ain’t Heinz 2. Diner spaghetti sauce ma… https://t.co/Jg2kmvBMqQNEW: US intelligence says a landmark Supreme Court decision last year led it to stop collecting your phone’s locati… https://t.co/rzCea19salProud of the work we have all done over the last six plus years to make this list. Some of these I haven't read, bu… https://t.co/jjqaUuSbzg
Retweeted by Spencer Ackerman“For nearly 15 years, I've been proud to serve our country, across Republican & Dem administrations. I continue to… https://t.co/3XoLwffPLpStatement from the staffer, Iran expert Sahar Nowrouzzadeh: “It is my hope that the Inspector General's findings pe… https://t.co/ebV4RmOen1 @jamaal30 Nope, you’re sane, it’s everyone else that’s trying to entrap usIt’s not just Yovanovitch and it’s not just Ukraine. Important story by ⁦@lachlan⁩ & ⁦@ErinBanco⁩. https://t.co/esGvXQ3Ih3The bottom line is, he says, Soros is trying to “run Ukraine” and using “every lever” to make that happen. Why? “Fo… https://t.co/ldLjPHWXjlHe says Soros had a line to control State’s Europe policies through Victoria Nuland (who hasn’t been at State in ..… https://t.co/XNXuFR1g7MHe decided to read George Kent’s body language — as credible people so often do — and concluded Kent was uncomforta… https://t.co/1UOmK8KnX5He’s saying Kent is “a very big protector of Soros.”He said THERE’S NO DOUBT that George Soros controls etc etc https://t.co/dvfg8A7uMB @NoahShachtman @lachlan Noah what is happening did the edible kick in or @SababaUSA I recognize it seems banal & beside the point. I had seen a bunch of people commenting that this was at… https://t.co/41RcoPcr8TWith ⁦@sambrodey⁩ & ⁦@swin24⁩, the strongest GOP attack on today’s impeachment witnesses just made things much wors… https://t.co/M4kCQMmNqj
11/14
2019
Credit to @nahaltoosi, who beat us on this one.
11/13
2019

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