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Senior Fellow at @BrookingsInst. Editor in Chief of @lawfareblog. Law Analyst for @nbcnews and @msnbc. It was snowing. And it was going to snow.

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This is quite a thread https://t.co/tZmzmqqVHwIt’s the inculpatory evidence privilege. Any evidence can be excluded on grounds that it would tend to inculpate. https://t.co/g8jo3nfrI2For this Lawfare Podcast episode, @BenjaminWittes talks to @BUngarSargon about the recent attacks against Orthodox… https://t.co/GfYjx0Czls
Retweeted by Benjamin Wittes @OrinKerr https://t.co/zp9ZyT5m7y https://t.co/vHzd68GjsPLook forward to seeing you there. https://t.co/3jbKZtyGzo @chad_dawkins @colfer36 @JoeNBC @morningmika @Morning_Joe @Susan_Hennessey https://t.co/BnVaAfH1A0 @WashindDavid @JoeNBC @morningmika @Morning_Joe @Susan_Hennessey https://t.co/nf4t3QgeW0 @BMadre @JoeNBC @morningmika @Morning_Joe @Susan_Hennessey https://t.co/Jplt76ThfN @lisackaplan @lawton_sophie @AletheaGroup I’m not qualified to intern for you guys. But what is the Birds Aren’t Real movement? @rebelupdate @benjaminwittes It's a bug with his cached score, he is not 0%. His score will automatically be updated soon.
Retweeted by Benjamin Wittes @rebelupdate @cbouzy @cbouzy should answer this question but I think the answer is that it is known for certain that a human is behind it.Hey Twitterverse! Have you ordered YOUR “Unmaking The Presidency” yet? https://t.co/bF63YAlWm6
Retweeted by Benjamin WittesIt’s book release week, but @qjurecic and I didn’t forget about our @TheAtlantic column: https://t.co/zp9ZyTmWZ6Yes and the baseline data of human scores gives us a good understanding of what @botsentinel scores mean. Totally c… https://t.co/ypMDLdLZsCVery useful thread by the founder of @BotSentinel. I will be tracking not activity in response to my tweets over th… https://t.co/Z6xdu3jV80 @JoeNBC @Susan_Hennessey Thank you, sir!What an important book @benjaminwittes and @Susan_Hennessey given to Americans at this critical time! https://t.co/8RmAjMp4Eh
Retweeted by Benjamin WittesFor everyone who has been asking for Season II of The Report. https://t.co/jOKQI5yGtU @rosieogrady53 @JoeNBC @morningmika @Morning_Joe @Susan_Hennessey Uh, that is very much NOT the message of the book… https://t.co/y7XY0I79OU @lailahsnanny @JoeNBC @morningmika @Morning_Joe @Susan_Hennessey https://t.co/5r58JCdZev @colfer36 @JoeNBC @morningmika @Morning_Joe @Susan_Hennessey https://t.co/9z8gsCWrVW @MaeWunder @JoeNBC @morningmika @Morning_Joe @Susan_Hennessey https://t.co/2EQPlhhBxX @casciello @JoeNBC @morningmika @Morning_Joe @Susan_Hennessey https://t.co/FwM0wu4LOHThanks to ⁦@JoeNBC⁩ and ⁦@morningmika⁩ for having me on ⁦@Morning_Joe⁩ this morning to talk about “Unmaking the Pre… https://t.co/bzsvpZZPYEThis https://t.co/JVoJeslNkBSeems like what the New York Times really endorsed was Ranked Choice Voting.
Retweeted by Benjamin Wittes @charlesw7474 Ok so this is interesting. And you are a real live human being?.@bungarsargon, I found your conversation with @benjaminwittes on @lawfarepodcast to be affecting and informative a… https://t.co/3yNzScjaWG
Retweeted by Benjamin Wittes @jenmercieca @ewarren @KamalaHarris @neal_katyal @AshaRangappa_ @tribelaw @HillaryClinton @GovBillWeld There is no… https://t.co/lubXK9n2S4
1/20
2020
Hey folks: Just a reminder that you have no reasonable expectation of privacy in emailing abuse to strangers. https://t.co/mxvO7rcPNqIn other words, normal Twitter activity does not typically trigger “problematic” ratings, and I have not seen one c… https://t.co/k6zIArjh0WThis is turning into a very interesting dataset showing what normal folks who do politics on Twitter generate on… https://t.co/rJtuy2LQ9L @wlai @BotSentinel I will let @cbouzy address that question. @CincinnatiBrian @BotSentinel I totally believe you. This is a very good way of seeing what normal, real people reg… https://t.co/K7VcXDgLa2It should give us a good baseline of how @botsentinel handles real people discussing politics, law, and democracy.So here's another experiment in disinformation. In replies to this tweet, post a screenshot of your own… https://t.co/ZNEZmbHOp6Excited for this to arrive this week! @Susan_Hennessey @benjaminwittes https://t.co/JziSMZE6LG
Retweeted by Benjamin Wittes.@Hilary_Hurd in the Jungle Studio! https://t.co/BRUMFkvEVv @OrinKerr @BotSentinel from zero to heroI could go on. But you get the point. If you have a high rating from @botsentinel and you're a human, it's because… https://t.co/7Fu1MCN0N0 @BotSentinel @Doranimated Ditto @ChuckRossDC https://t.co/5yOgAi0Mvn @BotSentinel @Doranimated So not only is his rating effectively zero, but I knew before I entered it that it would be. @BotSentinel If you think this is a matter of political bias, here is @Doranimated's trollbot rating from… https://t.co/AXuFGqX2hxI am not a shrinking violet on Twitter. I say what I think. I argue with people. I retweet a lot of stuff. Here's m… https://t.co/LMeeC5hYUvWhy am I mindlessly retweeting misinformation and disinformation? Why am I being an asshole on Twitter so much? I… https://t.co/Cbj4aFrZJwSecond, if you have a 48 percent chance of being a trollbot according to @botsentinel, and you are a real person, i… https://t.co/n4ymDQrsdSIf you have a 48 percent chance of being a trollbot, that means you have 52 percent chance of not being one. Take t… https://t.co/UWzfLgi2q3Yes, I am aware that @botsentinel is an imperfect tool that sometimes flags false positives. To which I would say t… https://t.co/lOintKJHbV @cbouzy @NatSecLisa I have also replied to all accounts in this thread which @botsentinel rates as likely trollbot… https://t.co/fez9UGhGoL @MargLTaylor Oh, that was a statement of identification, not criticism. @BrianofNJ @lawfareblog Short answer: yes. Executive privilege does not make a distinction between acting/not-actin… https://t.co/qVektCiGLh @GP3ach @BotSentinel @jack https://t.co/L9WzAeZK74 @tadster48 @BotSentinel @jack https://t.co/30ghW9YnIP @KatSpeakingUp2 @BotSentinel @jack https://t.co/KLibGIqbKa @RoscoeTheRev @BotSentinel @jack Are you sure? https://t.co/qIKZtedjFr @Storm_22xoxo @BotSentinel @jack https://t.co/4i3GDSyofP @Typhus369 Indeed. https://t.co/RGI3C8TT8F @MPanichello @BotSentinel @jack The system is not perfect. And I am not flagging people with only a 41 percent chan… https://t.co/BDywhD3Iy3 @cha8881382 @BotSentinel @jack https://t.co/IA9ZQVUfzY @BradMil67114539 @Thomas1774Paine @NatSecLisa https://t.co/2SewAKTQk4 @MargLTaylor nerdThis is important https://t.co/Kz3b2SJefZ @nybooks @NoahRFeldman Concur. https://t.co/UMCl4dYjH8 @benjaminwittes
Retweeted by Benjamin WittesRead the introduction from @benjaminwittes and @Susan_Hennessey's UNMAKING THE PRESIDENCY. https://t.co/LktukLDXmd https://t.co/3q4nUWiFik
Retweeted by Benjamin WittesFabulous discussion of anti-Semitic violence in NYC with @bungarsargon and @benjaminwittes Highly recommended for… https://t.co/4LmOoj52OZ
Retweeted by Benjamin WittesI look forward to discussing @Susan_Hennessey's and @benjaminwittes' important new book, https://t.co/t45abul7xd, a… https://t.co/jrUK7KE7P5
Retweeted by Benjamin WittesThis is an important piece of issue spotting my @MargLTaylor. I suspect you’re gonna be hearing more about this iss… https://t.co/ge3tNl3hBO @PreetBharara: https://t.co/Wqu3RRE37g @gtconway3d: https://t.co/8gjsWKHPzf @GenMhayden: https://t.co/fQRo7pTUaG @jacklgoldsmith: https://t.co/KQcnmS7KrS @Comey: https://t.co/5l1fURkPIX @HillaryClinton: https://t.co/Q4bdIAhz2zGrateful to all of these folks for their kind words about “Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump’s War on the World… https://t.co/Ia3so6SJX7Excellent. Keep this in mind the next time you read “sources close to X”.... https://t.co/DJNrag29nWReally great conversation with @bungarsargon on the recent spate of attacks on Jews in the New York area and elsewh… https://t.co/HcjoSfmsh3So honored to discuss #antisemitism with @benjaminwittes yesterday, and grateful for his patience when I refused to… https://t.co/MiICHG8tFF
Retweeted by Benjamin WittesWord https://t.co/qP2Wyz1h5S
1/19
2020
@juliew38138 @NatSecLisa https://t.co/AMYdUfP9xj @jimjo199 @RRalstonAgile @NatSecLisa @DemocracyJourno https://t.co/SZddqiKtV6 @reillygtr @NatSecLisa https://t.co/ZOb2w7jMYP @thejenn999 @NatSecLisa https://t.co/OdW7BAmue9 @trumpulist @NatSecLisa https://t.co/I1TIxuX8UO @cbouzy @NatSecLisa Sounds great. Good luck with the snow! @jamjmont That’s interesting. I’m much more concerned about trolling attack bots than about booster bots. But that’s good to know. @ChuckRossDC whatever our disagreements, I hope we can agree that this sort of shit is needless, gross, and worth calling out? @cbouzy would love to chat with you about how to mechanize reporting on trollbot replies to @natseclisa’s feed—and that of others.No, not at all. I didn’t include the various folk who noted that she used a government phone or made criticisms on… https://t.co/H802jdABG9I will continue to do this every time Lisa tweets as a demonstration of what automated attacks look like.https://t.co/L4QTIBNoVIhttps://t.co/fbTw5Aj8QDhttps://t.co/qM3gK5mbQ6As an experiment in disinformation, I just ran all of the hostile responses to this tweet from Lisa through… https://t.co/16GZJpL66zAll I can say is this: I very much look forward to Rod’s deposition. https://t.co/so43a38WBh
Retweeted by Benjamin Wittes @McFaul https://t.co/isrCXF2wnvFor @lawfareblog, @benjaminwittes and @Hilary_Hurd "think through ... how House impeachment managers and lawyers fo… https://t.co/47joyARJEK
Retweeted by Benjamin Wittes @davidgura @lawfareblog @Hilary_Hurd @MSNBC Also check out @Hilary_Hurd’s very amusing history of impeachment. https://t.co/7QC5hbox1g"The presidency is changeable, and in systematically violating the norms of the traditional presidency, Trump is pr… https://t.co/YHSAFadZJO
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1/18
2020
This is one helluva an essay on where the US is now as a democracy, in the form of the introduction to… https://t.co/Xk6Aat34G3
Retweeted by Benjamin WittesThanks! https://t.co/HUDWVdFriu
1/17
2020

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