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Harry Litman @harrylitman La Jolla, San Diego

LATimes Legal Affairs Columnist. Former US Attorney, DOJ official. Teach con law at UCSD& UCLA. Lawyer @CCWhistleblower. Exec. prod. & host, @talkingfedspod.

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White House and Congress seem basically to be Assuming Trump orders don’t really do anything and the only feasible… https://t.co/bf0iQxglW5#whistleblower Jonathan Taylor tells the story of his ordeal, already spending more time in jail than the criminals… https://t.co/enXgM4WOIi
Retweeted by Harry Litman @nytimes also has @RepValDemings among the finalists. Here's the @talkingfedspod interview with her--a perfect int… https://t.co/9hDhqoOpxPAll this is accurate; moreover, at best extends only to fed gov assets (e.g renters in buildings w/ fed mortgages -… https://t.co/ljtMOYrHXY⁦⁦thoughtful column by @MichaelMcGough3⁩ in ⁦@latimes⁩ . Game here seems to be expectation that he’ll do better 11/… https://t.co/nNFdpIho46Thanks, @KrisB_Brown . Let's hope. It's actually a real opportunity for them to come in from their self-induced iso… https://t.co/ad5bQBzCGFHere's your ALL-NEW @talkingfedspod, with a group of charter fed with enormous experience, savvy, & insight up and… https://t.co/mwZrV43CO3The depth and breadth of experience at every level of DOJ of the guests in thIs ALL-NEW EPISODE OF @talkingfedspodhttps://t.co/Km2wiRB5xx
Retweeted by Harry LitmanHe’s not kidding. Listen to Brian. https://t.co/zy6tp9HmHk
Retweeted by Harry LitmanAll-new @talkingfedspod tomorrow in time for the non-commute. #AmyJeffress @RonaldKlain & @matthewamiller join… https://t.co/6rCoA2OH8u
Retweeted by Harry LitmanComing you way first thing tomorrow morning- a new @talkingfedspod. great discussion with 3 charter feds:… https://t.co/STTTe8kzs7
8/10
2020
and even if Trump's plan were never challenged in court (chances = 0%) or it prevailed (chances = 20%), it would ta… https://t.co/qStBmoPdPtThat was plainly a campaign event at the Ricky golf club where Trump discussed the executive orders. He may be immu… https://t.co/VX3XKoPVzsOK sports fans, NY AG's suit won't spell the end of the NRA; but it's likely that it will spell the end of Wayne La… https://t.co/2IpPDpHwE1“Abandoning all of our principles to own the libs” is not only a weird flex, but it also makes clear just how ... s… https://t.co/cSVK89u8FV
Retweeted by Harry LitmanThis is a great piece of reporting by ⁦@elizabethjdias⁩. What stands out most are the intense and generalized feeli… https://t.co/soc2imPt47
Retweeted by Harry Litman“Democrats can now point to evidence that their pressure campaign might be working. On Friday, the Trump administra… https://t.co/Kb4jBPl5Tt @EJDionne :”Here’s the good news: Trump’s truly idiotic language and Biden’s own faith open new opportunities to pu… https://t.co/8isofOGbGC
8/9
2020
Multiple outlets reporting @GovWhitmer a finalist. @talkingfedspod did an interview with her thats a great intro t… https://t.co/yCvKqUYkp3A crazy and very sweet story. Don’t want to give the spoiler, but this is guaranteed to make you smile. https://t.co/SezS3uC7k9Thanks so much for having me on,@mitchellreports . It was all of course a screaming violation of the hatch act, exc… https://t.co/njzTc6SrjN @julietlapidos Sheriff Joe lost in Arizona. results finally came in yesterday2) jobless benefits -- pretty dicey. idea is to transfer other money as he tried with wall. 3) payroll tax delay.… https://t.co/RpbNlHh5aOThe proposed executive order is a mix of fairly solid claims of authority and fairly weak ones. Plus there is the… https://t.co/SUJL5ypbLnApparently not enough for Trump to ignore the Congress. Now he wants to replace it, and take on the core legislati… https://t.co/Sg46zMpSnn
8/8
2020
Singer finale: Employee to Rick Singer, consultant at heart of College admissions scandal, to plead guilty to racke… https://t.co/1FkLPfJR8YReally important decision by the full DC Circuit in McGahn, restoring common sense after a gonzo panel opinion. Ca… https://t.co/d9J1L0iBKI @RepRaskin on current @talkingfedspod: "This has been an absolute debacle. [Trump] has brought us into the dungeon… https://t.co/H0fz1gbDy0they have very narrow criminal jurisdiction. and civil here, potentially, gets them all they need. https://t.co/OMOHN1hRYlstill goes without saying. but now also goes without complying. they just seem to loooooove breaking the rules,… https://t.co/sEbWqcWMqR @harrylitman @NormEisen Egg salad sandwich, Leaking Feds, Mike Tyson.. such an awesome conversation, I listened to… https://t.co/WoqVT6POUs
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8/7
2020
@TheRickWilson raising a prospect so terrifying that I can't even bring myself to write it. But it's all in this w… https://t.co/HzfmJt9CKzNever shoot at the king unless you can kill him? Can NY AG take down the NRA? I discussed today's lawsuit with… https://t.co/BhDjBq7d2xthey also don't look like him. just play those 9 seconds without the sound. this is not a pious, humble person of… https://t.co/kFL0gVpFn0Filibuster reform: tough issue. On the one hand, it is overall a good gov mechanism to deter tyranny of majority.… https://t.co/glfVaYzIAgman oh man. https://t.co/H9EZxr8zqJThe guy who signed the NY complaint--James Sheehan --is an extremely well respected and experienced government whis… https://t.co/u0x7fnfD5C👇👇👇 @adamwinkler with the most accurate account of what's coming and legal issues inc tax https://t.co/Bivs5dcWfwThanks very much to @kwrundell & @bigeasy_mag for naming @talkingfedspod #3 best political podcast:"a good example… https://t.co/d7AJQabqNOVery important, and generally under-covered, trend. Court can change everything w/o argument or reasoning by grant… https://t.co/2EgZafv0CH @RepValDemings : Remember the Senate and give them their just desserts come November. https://t.co/ExKJFoMixR🗣🗣🗣 https://t.co/nUJnKNconE
8/6
2020
@EJDionne in current @talkingfedspod: R's are in a fix: still need Trump at least not to give them the Sessions tr… https://t.co/mrHjemm5X0 @harrylitman @talkingfedspod @TheRickWilson @EJDionne @RepRaskin Rick Wilson's quick wit & delivery, seems one step… https://t.co/NLLdwikcbb
Retweeted by Harry Litmanincredibly brazen. as close as he can get to just paying Republicans and deny payment to Democrats. https://t.co/NzldiX5sNb @1Realnatalee and my cholesterol was excellent until I took that stupid blood test @NormEisen provides a ringside seat on the impeachment in "A Case for the Amer People." I spoke w/ him at… https://t.co/vId1QkFpRI
Retweeted by Harry Litman @NormEisen provides a ringside seat on the impeachment in "A Case for the Amer People." I spoke w/ him at… https://t.co/vId1QkFpRI
8/5
2020
My interview with @NormEisen on his new book is not like other interviews. We've known each other and pretty much… https://t.co/WOSZ53S8Ju
Retweeted by Harry LitmanThanks very much @TheRickWilson for returning to @talkingfedspod . as always, you bring the secret sauce... https://t.co/LPCyNiNHKf
Retweeted by Harry LitmanThanks very much for participating, @RepRaskin. In a terrific episode with many great lines, you're winning the on… https://t.co/TxlY0yAhqdThe United States has about 4 percent of the global population, but about a quarter of the world’s virus cases. @harrylitman How about that: Neil Young sues Trump campaign. https://t.co/hzj74Ot0PJ
Retweeted by Harry LitmanThanks very much, @JillWineBanks . very kind of you! https://t.co/ynkpJuHn0r @vanitaguptaCR sounds the alarm on a huge issue that deserves more attention: "This move is part of a series of adm… https://t.co/uahXmqaj6V
8/4
2020
My discussion with @anneapplebaum on her important new book, "The Twilight of Democracy," about the rise of authori… https://t.co/yLFhZTPkH0
Retweeted by Harry LitmanThe redoubtable @anneapplebaum has written an important and timely new book on the rise of authoritarianism,"The Tw… https://t.co/dkUb90x5FOAnd here you have it:In "Person Woman Man Economy Virus," the latest from @talkingfedspod, @TheRickWilson @EJDionnehttps://t.co/dxlIwO6YmeAnd having them all -- 18 of the most prominent former officials -- in one place feels like a force multiplier. Ch… https://t.co/op6idBgm9o
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8/3
2020
An excellent @talkingfedspod coming your way tomorrow. So much to talk about -- economic report, virus, Bill Barr… https://t.co/UVoKDmglU5I have the exact same. Let’s start a children’s crusade. Will they try to mow down the Wall of Teens? https://t.co/JdAY9hPEgN
8/2
2020
Trump touted a doctor who claimed Americans did not need to wear masks because hydroxychloroquine is a “cure” for t… https://t.co/ze7PhhlnmD @FrankFigliuzzi1 : it's the perfect misdirection from an unstable President who thinks he's losing: China and mail… https://t.co/3gK5PhXW6U
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8/1
2020
@talkingfedspod @harrylitman Excellent video. Phenomenal group of brilliant women. The #SistersInLaw in a powerful… https://t.co/6US7Lvmst2
Retweeted by Harry LitmanOh no.This is the worst news I've heard in a while, and that's really saying something. A totally cool, kind,smart… https://t.co/kjSL5pjsetThoughtful review by @GeorgeWill of @anneapplebaum's new book. "Today, however, there is a pandemic of right-wing p… https://t.co/yoq40lGvJc @BBuchman_CNS The R part was already clear...Steve Calabresi, rock-rib conservative and @FedSoc co-founder, in @nytopinion :"Trump needs to be told by every R i… https://t.co/104jfyfeToSo proud to stand hand in hand with so many #SistersInLaw to denounce the abusive practices we see from federal age… https://t.co/64sEu55chA
Retweeted by Harry LitmanQuite a feisty crew joined @djrothkopf and @rgoodlaw on @TRGInteractive yesterday: @BarbMcQuade me & @NormEisen (wh… https://t.co/SHOD0r6ixjFull en banc court in DC vacates the 2-1 panel opinion in the Flynn case,which was overreaching and poorly reasoned… https://t.co/JPyM9O5eUWWe deserve better. Thank you @harrylitman #SistersInLaw https://t.co/f3Kqn0cxDw
Retweeted by Harry LitmanI’ve been warning for months.. if they tell you the military is in charge of vaccine distribution, then they don’t… https://t.co/NK0RtJgCYn
Retweeted by Harry LitmanIt was an honor. What an amazing group of former government officials. It’s like a superheroes movie.… https://t.co/R2ggFYG5FlTalking Feds #Sistersinlaw speak out against the use of federal homeland security agents for policing our cities an… https://t.co/idLw6FHiAZ
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7/31
2020
Wow. Quite a prominent apostate. https://t.co/jIL7N98HUMnor I. but he certainly has been gunning for that title for some time. https://t.co/bumOu0nV6y @talkingfedspod had this covered a few months ago, by @MrTeller no less, in one of our sidebars. Check out his 3-m… https://t.co/WQJbv1sMyDOK sports fans. Bill Barr doesn't need to get orders from President Trump to carry out Trump's crazy self-serving… https://t.co/SjzzTOXoklI want the book rights on the collected warnings to the nation and the legal straight talk of @RepAdamSchiff . It… https://t.co/fwW1yWPUlfHoly banana republic, Batman! https://t.co/ZwznWY33nCYes, @AshaRangappa_ dead on, as usual.The real problem that the hearing showed is Barr's willingness to drive polic… https://t.co/qyBvQuvuNFIn the midst of a civil war, one that for Americans was the deadliest armed conflict in history, 150,000 Union sold… https://t.co/vAAt3G7dKb
Retweeted by Harry Litman @JoyceWhiteVance:Trump is conflating traditional law enfrcmt activities w/ going after "walls of moms,"which is bog… https://t.co/LxvEKQg3KvFormer R presidential candidate @THEHermanCain has died of the coronavirus.Trump is going to totally lose it over this. Dead hit on so many of his insecurities. https://t.co/ziGo3m8RaQNo idea if this is true, but CNN must have some source.The previous report discussed the Court's proceedings at con… https://t.co/RmHuEI5dkIwhat she said. could try to summarize but it's too perfect in the original. 3 minutes of our President that shoul… https://t.co/tiYWIWGJG3
7/30
2020
Plus Trump's efforts to scapegoat China as reason he could lose election, and his illegal immigration memo. A grea… https://t.co/PmzXDrJlXR
Retweeted by Harry Litman#PaulFishman in current @talkingfedspod: Perhaps the most damaging aspect of Trump presidency is his deep deep eff… https://t.co/Bekob1GRwv @RepMGS effective in countering his or R versions w/ reported facts from others as opposed to their own subjective counter-narratives.Jayapal! A) Because going to discrepancies; b) b/c effectively raising temperature in roomNo questions yet about sacking of inspectors general or whistle blowers“Not some kind of esoteric made up crime but a meat and potatoes crime” interesting line, presumably for FlynnBarr being careful not to just adopt what Rs feed him.Perhaps most important testimony so far: Barr says no other time has he intervened in cases except the high profile Trump onesBarr invokes supposed two forms of justice under Obama. Mistake. Getting hot under the collar with Swalwell.Swallwell drawing some blood. Barr just showed animus towards the line prosecutors in Flynn- sees them as part of problemHank Johnson seems the most effective questioner so far. short, leading, to the point.
7/28
2020

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