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Richard W. Painter @RWPUSA Mendota Heights MN

Law Professor. Former chief White House ethics lawyer 2005-07. Independent. Host of Politics Podcast https://t.co/ILGWtVpWFY, Views expressed are my own. IM🍑

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It’s time to send him packing. CNN poll: 51% say Senate should remove Trump from office - CNNPolitics https://t.co/lQrL8h3J8gThis is the essence of corruption. Record cash flooding US elections 10 years after Citizens United https://t.co/Ne5Nne6peR via @KTICTerrible defense. Abuse of power is exactly what the Founders feared when they drafted the impeachment clause. Tru… https://t.co/OQkboPc898
1/20
2020
The store owner said that the signs have since sold out. That was fast. Who bought them? Are they hanging in Stephe… https://t.co/4Z5rjq4gNVThe next U.S. president should also move our embassy back to Tel Aviv. The idea that one side in this conflict is… https://t.co/femPxKUU72The West Bank occupation should end, but this despicable call for violence makes things worse. PA daily calls for m… https://t.co/ZfnqzzBWuHNothing Trump’s lawyers have said provides a reason for any impartial Senator to acquit him on either Article of Im… https://t.co/zZgq1C102S
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterWhy #abuseofpower is the quintessential impeachable offense: https://t.co/pszQniOv7L
Retweeted by Richard W. Painter @DeviesJohn Than people should stop glorifying the rebellion and a university should not try to force alumni to han… https://t.co/cXKny8NlIw @mikethetrollbot Going to war was a tragic choice — half a million dead; the South destroyed and bitter, racism de… https://t.co/JnwRiQmSz3Excellent thread on why abuse of power most certainly IS an impeachable offense: https://t.co/AvMt7rTRij
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterA student has no choice but to take a diploma with a picture of the Confederate General who led a rebellion in defe… https://t.co/ljLlfYqxg1 @BergsonBrian @JuddApatow The university did not commit the crime, but they should have done more to protect her an… https://t.co/TGjNTc7NmD @AgingPrep Men coming on to her at dinner and passing out at dinner from so much drinking. Everyone there from the… https://t.co/8De51yRRtNA 40% raise at a public university? In Illinois, a State on the brink of insolvency? Nuts. University of Illinois… https://t.co/6wauvOGaA4Student debt totaling $1.6 trillion is the next financial crisis. We won’t fix it without more state support for hi… https://t.co/ESSXI3M7f3Speaking of university officials who cover up sexual assault, discrimination and retaliation, it’s nice to see that… https://t.co/OhWFXUIdOz @RhoLynnFro If there is an alleged crime in a corporation there is usually an internal investigation as well as an… https://t.co/RW9s8ROxtFAt least Harvard and MIT undergrads were not victimized by Epstein. They were too old for him.How far will universities go to coddle billionaires? It’s not just Harvard and MIT. A University of Minnesota under… https://t.co/vM6hSWceY1Ethical University fundraising does not involve inviting foreign billionaires over to participate in University pro… https://t.co/cG3S5LlOoV
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterEthical University fundraising does not involve inviting foreign billionaires over to participate in University pro… https://t.co/cG3S5LlOoVDid University faculty or staff encourage her to attend this dinner where massive amounts of alcohol were consumed?… https://t.co/4Ib5LLnbLkThey were all in a University program. What is the University doing to investigate what happened? Nothing. He’s a b… https://t.co/828qza3DmHFracking has enormous social and environmental costs that many candidates underestimate. We need to find a better a… https://t.co/MSRxe3Lxy8At least some states are taking environmental issues seriously. @realDonaldTrump sure isn’t. To stop Trump frackin… https://t.co/JAMasNb4NiThis “stable genius” doesn’t know why he is being charged. He is mentally unfit to stand trial. He is also mentally… https://t.co/GcH7WMCI8kAn excellent discussion of what’s wrong at many big universities — excessively high tuition, high spending on admin… https://t.co/6x6bERdAAvLiar liar pants on fire... Parnas' attorney posted this video after Trump said he didn't know him - CNN Video https://t.co/DnmpDflvF7I think it's appropriate that Trump has a lawyer known for covering up criminal behavior on his defense team. https://t.co/CNqVzdJqaQ
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterWhat a jerk. Trump humiliated father-in-law for wearing his red cap on golf course https://t.co/R3GgHkGOMCTaxpayers paid for this. The Treasury Department can disclose how much now or send the bill to ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩.… https://t.co/tp3ba0SKUZFederal taxpayers aren’t the only victims of our scammer in chief. What a rip off Trump's golf trips to Mar-a-Lago… https://t.co/3SycFXX0DPStill no information on what happened to this guy. It’s been well over a year and no word on the “investigation” or… https://t.co/FewhI24ZI8
1/19
2020
@ShuttemD @AlanDersh He married Sunny for her money and then he .... and then he hired @AlanDersh....Watch ⁦@AlanDersh⁩ defend the indefensible against Erwin Chemerinsky. https://t.co/UbyNW8mGyBThe job of a good — and expensive— defense lawyer like @AlanDersh is to get rich men like these two guys off the h… https://t.co/xbb7DdHXf2The joint underwear defense; @AlanDersh and Ken Starr will prove @realDonaldTrump had his underwear on during the e… https://t.co/0qZ98P85HB
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterThe joint underwear defense; @AlanDersh and Ken Starr will prove @realDonaldTrump had his underwear on during the e… https://t.co/0qZ98P85HBI am glad the concept of contagion is spreading! If “evil” can be transmitted, imagine just how much “pathology” c… https://t.co/r6nXzxYyDM
Retweeted by Richard W. Painter @AlanDersh See? You just proved my point: you never wanted a dialogue! I invited Alan Dershowitz to dialogue afte… https://t.co/8HctvGHqyC
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterFor an extra two cents — which would make it an even two bucks - @AlanDersh should throw in his oral argument for t… https://t.co/iLh5NFsMpEKen Starr’s last impeachment case before the senate was a flop. It’s unclear what he adds to this one playing defe… https://t.co/ANNsmjCdHATrump on Starr in 1999: Ken Starr is a lunatic - CNN Video https://t.co/wQFAoVmmuKWhat a load of bull ... Sean Hannity, the biggest Trump insider at Fox News, says MSNBC and CNN are 'state-run TV'… https://t.co/h4zOm2arDOThe Ukraine extortion plot apparently involved Members of Congress as well as the Trump Administration. ⁦⁦… https://t.co/Upps8oQP4eGood response. ⁦@DevinNunes⁩ can take that lawsuit and ... Ted Lieu tells Devin Nunes to 'shove it' after Republic… https://t.co/fnUvEWmAe3According to @LindseyGrahamSC and @senatemajldr, Bill Clinton lying under oath about sex was worse than their own l… https://t.co/ggO4gfOL54
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterAccording to @LindseyGrahamSC and @senatemajldr, Bill Clinton lying under oath about sex was worse than their own l… https://t.co/ggO4gfOL54Someone who swears an oath to be Impartial in a trial and is not impartial commits ... Perjury | Definition of Per… https://t.co/9QmC7flXr7Good question. Toobin to Alan Dershowitz: What side are you on? https://t.co/ZeA2jZKddKEx-White House Ethics Chief Calls McConnell A 'Perjurer' After Senator Takes Impeachment Oath: He Said 'The Exact O… https://t.co/bxbmT02Re7Yet more Americans colluding with foreigners and spying on Americans in order to win American elections. Pathetic.… https://t.co/iWTIGY8xOPThe Supreme Court has agreed to decide the question whether Presidential Electors are free to vote their conscience… https://t.co/8JPVMfqzsV
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterA statement from @lessig re: the Supreme Court agreeing to hear our case on presidential electors. https://t.co/smbZ1gY3yq
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterBREAKING: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear our case on whether presidential electors can be bound. Stay tuned. https://t.co/WZtMCm5wIO
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1/18
2020
A new defense: ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ had his underwear on during the entire phone call. Trump expected to add Ken Sta… https://t.co/H6m3Rh7OlkSee July 27, 2016 minutes of community meeting of the City Council of Falcon Heights, MN.A peace garden? Falcon Heights City Council members knew about racial profiling by police (at least one has admitte… https://t.co/FZvdSXdnczEx-White House Ethics Chief Calls McConnell A 'Perjurer' After Senator Takes Impeachment Oath: He Said 'The Exact O… https://t.co/Q6pTEICdeXYet another cover up by another major university. Columbia obviously wasn’t watching this guy. Exclusive: Evelyn Y… https://t.co/GAWtKWhFg0
1/17
2020
GOP senators take oath to be 'impartial' after stating they would do the opposite https://t.co/bg32A7CRX8Americans spying on Americans. Pompeo should resign now! Mike Pompeo stonewalls as evidence emerges of possible su… https://t.co/3YsobY8DzUPresident Clinton was impeached in 1999 for lying under oath. How many senators just did the same thing today en masse?This man just swore an oath saying the exact opposite. This man is a perjurer. @Mitch McConnell On Trump Impeachme… https://t.co/8iEH8rjeH1Perjury. Mitch McConnell takes oath to 'do impartial justice' in impeachment trial https://t.co/ambPwJZMA4 via @courierjournalWe shall see, but a new record may have been set today on January 16, 2020. By swearing an oath to be impartial mo… https://t.co/duVw8GvmTMHow many U.S. senators just perjured themselves when they took this oath? About that oath of ‘impartiality’ senato… https://t.co/eRzkxYxJCBA senator who takes an oath to be impartial knowing at the time of taking such oath that the senator is not imparti… https://t.co/tToIXYC5mDGood. Now it’s time to excuse the senators who have already said that they will not uphold this oath. Starting with… https://t.co/jh1Pf3dY9sNo gold stripes. At least that’s an improvement over the last time. Watch: Chief Justice, Senators Sworn In for Tr… https://t.co/vAoefbySjCImpartial? That’s what the senators’ oath says. But they’re not. GOP Sen. Martha McSally calls CNN reporter 'liber… https://t.co/2aMAVvY45pGuilty. Government watchdog concludes Trump administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid - CNNPolitics https://t.co/Ys6UuawEASThe Attorney General very likely was in on this too. If so, off to the slammer. Bill Barr was ‘on the team’ trying… https://t.co/9tHKkiRINlGame over. The evidence of Trump’s guilt is overwhelming. Lev Parnas and Rudy Giuliani have demolished Trump’s cla… https://t.co/YKDQklHBa8It looks like @VP has a Ukraine problem— big time.The Biggest Reveals From Lev Parnas’ Blockbuster Rachel Maddow Interview. https://t.co/arGZeGPhQcDemocrats release more Parnas evidence, including voicemails with Trump associates https://t.co/a5JgzaQiSpLev Parnas: Trump knew everything https://t.co/ehGCea6oNfLev Parnas Says Mike Pence Was Tasked With Getting Ukraine President to Announce Investigation Into Bidens: 'Everyb… https://t.co/sOBM411j3e“A Mob Hit”: New Evidence Suggests Disturbing Scheme by Trump’s Ukraine Goons Against Marie Yovanovitch https://t.co/GUyt7ndXcxNew evidence shows Trump team offered Ukraine more than one quid pro quo for Biden dirt. https://t.co/2G9jIoLj5FBill Barr’s vision of dominionism takes the bench. Trump Bench: Amy Coney Barrett. https://t.co/HyDnnIjwBQThe canary bird sings.... Giuliani associate Parnas says Trump 'knew exactly what was going on' https://t.co/nuwNHPNjbLThe effort to redeem the political theology of Nazi Party member Carl Schmitt is downright dangerous. Why are peopl… https://t.co/36kWm0MlhtAnyone who doesn’t know about the theology and jurisprudence of ultraconservative Catholic and Nazi Party member Ca… https://t.co/1Tb2EtlFKORidiculous. Just call it Trumpcare instead of Obamacare and he’ll drop the suit. A Trump tweet revealed the absurd… https://t.co/tPO8n1P2XBRepealing industry taxes and other rollbacks to Obamacare are mostly the work of @realDonaldTrump and his allies in… https://t.co/P55xMsYRCd @cruciataultima And He sure never said priests can’t marry or that they should sleep with kids. @RyanProng That would be a good start. Those two things alone would have saved the Catholic Church billions.Conflicts galore. Yet more Trump Administration officials are flipping the bird to ethics rules. Trump labor agenc… https://t.co/y5aFRGeoST @leona_tricia A moron for thinking priests should be allowed to marry and have normal sexual relationships like everyone else? Whatever... @stephensheiko Nothing is bigoted about saying priests should be able to marry and have normal sex— or that adults… https://t.co/d5Qb79HTMy @Taxpaye58811181 Says the Bible. Nothing in the Bible says priests can’t marry. Jesus also never said women can’t b… https://t.co/8mFvuF7TXF
1/16
2020
Two more rules. How about witnesses — and also no campaign cash payoffs to the senators from the president whose gu… https://t.co/1ZipbJgOA5So ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ wants foreign emoluments linked to Iran. We need to get him out of office ASAP! https://t.co/SLV1SHN9HWFormer Pope is a very appropriate title for Benedict. Sex with a consenting adult in a loving relationship (and yes… https://t.co/6lM7yX3oOEThe ERA — supported by many Republicans in the 1970s— is a no brainer. The people with no brains oppose it. Equal… https://t.co/QcqaoKlEko @BettyMcCollum04 Excellent!!! @RepDeanPhillips @BettyMcCollum04 Excellent!!!
1/15
2020

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