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Richard W. Painter @RWPUSA Mendota Heights MN

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

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Another strong anti-sulfide-mining candidate for the state legislature in Northern Minnesota. @ChrisHoroshak https://t.co/Pmz8y4CSYKDismantle the @NRA !!! https://t.co/abV76T7nA8
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterCandidate's View: Political realignment needed to put the people first. https://t.co/tU16y42xRrLoophole lawyering to avoid and evade the law -- what economist Arthur Seldon called "avoision" -- is particularly… https://t.co/xK36xa3dPg
8/9
2020
The New York Attorney General is fed up with law breaking at the NRA. The rest of the nonprofit world had better ge… https://t.co/IgJa8qsXwfFor British economist Arthur Seldon “Tax Avoision” was an academic theory in 1979. For ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ it’s a sp… https://t.co/eW7yds4NPS @barking_kitty Yup. And the Americans who copied the idea did even better!Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance and a New York grand jury have had it with Trump's law avoision. I have too, which is wh… https://t.co/srUYZhzOnL
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterManhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance and a New York grand jury have had it with Trump's law avoision. I have too, which is wh… https://t.co/srUYZhzOnLBritish economist Arthur Seldon invented the term law "avoision" in 1979, but it is the President of the United Sta… https://t.co/svRvLGcz0SNeel Kashkari, the President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank joins this call for further restrictions, whic… https://t.co/8JbkibKjt6
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterNeel Kashkari, the President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank joins this call for further restrictions, whic… https://t.co/8JbkibKjt6The University of Minnesota's top doc here says that colleges and universities should not reopen for in-person clas… https://t.co/mItXsWCbAqBye Jerry. Jerry Falwell Jr. explains what was going on in that now-deleted Instagram photo https://t.co/nBytiouzfa via @houstonchronTomorrow is August 8, the anniversary of the day the second worst president in U.S. history resigned. Our constitut… https://t.co/MgmHqTKu96 @HisWhizdum4U @Mebudde This is an Episcopal Bishop, not a right wing evangelical.
8/8
2020
Trump slammed for hypocrisy after saying Biden is 'against God' - U.S. News - https://t.co/f1OmdDEvaA https://t.co/RfdMKUi37uAgreed that, though limited vis-a-vis McGahn & Trump, this en banc DC Circuit victory vindicated a vital set of sep… https://t.co/ZUEx8766C9
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Retweeted by Richard W. PainterRepublicans and Evangelical Christians collaborate to defeat President Trump https://t.co/RGxMRZ1Uow
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterHe ordered federal agents to beat up and pepper spray priests and peaceful protestors so he could have a campaign p… https://t.co/0DPFIjcd8i
8/7
2020
"[R]ooms for one adult on the night of [Trump's acceptance speech] starting at $795 and running as high as $2,070."… https://t.co/2MM1FX48QQLaw Avoision: British economist Arthur Seldon's concept explained here ... https://t.co/AgtVV9iQUFAt the NRA law avoidance meets law evasion. This civil lawsuit by the A.G. is only the beginning. The I.R.S. could… https://t.co/sBXQhXxkrlAs I said here eight years ago, the NRA is a protection racket. It's about time the AG shuts this racket down! The… https://t.co/9e9g6odBBpAs ⁦@COFinkelstein⁩ and I observe here the President CAN be indicted— including by the State of New York. The Supr… https://t.co/yG2w2AhAEYSo called "Christians" who argue that extreme iterations of unitary executive theory and other authoritarian ideolo… https://t.co/CZHjL2mwjdThe article then argues "A Christian politics must always be strategic, viewing political commitments not as articl… https://t.co/8kOXCJMnjI
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterThe article then argues "A Christian politics must always be strategic, viewing political commitments not as articl… https://t.co/8kOXCJMnjIThis article by a Harvard Law School professor cites a Nazi legal scholar for the truth of the matter asserted beca… https://t.co/Pc6Ke6TGVE"Ms. Porter also helped Ms. Pompeo organize about two dozen lavish “Madison Dinners,” in which business executives,… https://t.co/XIYApIYdnb
Retweeted by Richard W. Painter"Ms. Porter also helped Ms. Pompeo organize about two dozen lavish “Madison Dinners,” in which business executives,… https://t.co/XIYApIYdnb @peakheart No. The pay. That's what's pathetic.Salaries at the University of Minnesota are publicly available information. And at the School of Music professors o… https://t.co/6dnB9JVN0bSegregated housing for a University of Minnesota Undergraduate Honors Program that's less than 1% Black? Are they n… https://t.co/eh73fL830NAt U. Minnesota they put a music theory professor in charge of the undergraduate honors program which has its own s… https://t.co/2VAnWVeLkFWow - Republican Householder scandal described as "the largest statewide political scandal in American history." B… https://t.co/JDVk2yExYS
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterGreat lectures and blogs by Phil Ewell exposing white supremacy among music theory professors. Their reaction: reta… https://t.co/VJLgTlVBbdOne big myth is that the phrase "avoision" was only used extensively in the 1990's. Wrong. This goes back to the 19… https://t.co/rAa865jAT6
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8/6
2020
Inspector Generals are dropping like flies .... Another Inspector General Resigns Amid Questions About Pompeo https://t.co/qYGLBxJgBaHas this White House ever heard of the Hatch Act? The White House is for official functions. Political events are h… https://t.co/6vSdgmvZLLExcellent op-Ed that perfectly captures the perfidy of the Trump family business empire. https://t.co/wfQCyf26AM
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterTrump Puts Aides on Tightrope With White House Acceptance Speech - Bloombergb https://t.co/nFoCnlDkDoIn 1979 British economist Arthur Seldon coined the term "Tax Avoision" in a book by that name. That's about when th… https://t.co/k78gnxQlV9Here is a concise legal analysis of why what happened in Portland, Oregon should never happen in a representative d… https://t.co/TsJjSetwbjAn interesting discussion of federal intervention in Portland. But where are the Republicans? Democratic Roundtabl… https://t.co/4YIQ3SJmGXWatch the full Portland roundtable discussion with @RepBonamici, @repblumenauer, @OversightDems' @RepMaloney,… https://t.co/bR2uABdFOZ
Retweeted by Richard W. Painter"Scytl has successfully delivered election modernization projects in the US .... for the 2018 Midterm Elections, wh… https://t.co/PNBK0cTmKBWhat's this about? Scytl -- the Spanish electronic voting company that has sold many voting systems in the United S… https://t.co/LeUR4FRC4ATorture lawyer John Yoo advises @realDonaldTrump on laying the groundwork for authoritarian rule by the executive. https://t.co/iugiXa7K63Club Rule Number One: "Lay off the daughters of other members. Otherwise, have fun." Book claims Trump barred Eps… https://t.co/lJwJhScKUVI repeat a question I asked in a Newsweek op-ed with @COFinkelstein: Why was S.D.N.Y. U.S. Attorney Geoff Berman f… https://t.co/wAUB4SXE5XCampus fees for off-campus students? Somebody's going to sue over this one. University of Minnesota keeps campus f… https://t.co/4BrzWx5HyqThe Art of the Steal .... https://t.co/vULtENswgd
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterThe Art of the Steal .... https://t.co/vULtENswgdAs the world watches, the most corrupt president in American history prepares his exit. https://t.co/Oa1itIGLOyHere we go .... again. A staged political event at the White House. Every White House staff member who participate… https://t.co/w51gNTg5z9
8/5
2020
What a disaster. We need him to be out of there. Donald Trump flounders in interview over US Covid-19 death toll https://t.co/WdAEPFMVt9Democratic Roundtable on Portland - YouTube https://t.co/UFBwr6A9PVHe and his henchmen are not the only guilty ones. So are those who are complicit through silence. What would it tak… https://t.co/AyzG0LyrOwA fascinating and impressive account of @ewarren on racial justice: Elizabeth Warren’s Evolution on Race Brought H… https://t.co/Sd9alHcLaT“He’s been doing this from the outset, using his power to try to influence corporate deals,” said Richard W. Painte… https://t.co/EyuXK8KnBx
8/4
2020
D.A. Cy Vance: "Plaintiff's argument that the Mazars Subpoena is overbroad fails for the additional reason that it… https://t.co/wAoNfgZ71G
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterD.A. Cy Vance: "Plaintiff's argument that the Mazars Subpoena is overbroad fails for the additional reason that it… https://t.co/wAoNfgZ71G"There were public allegations of possible criminal activity at Plaintiff's New York County-based Trump Organizatio… https://t.co/ZVJJL1Z5PfPrussia v. Reich (1932). Carl Schmitt argues for the federal government in the last of the Weimar years. Will this… https://t.co/uXxVVHm9rpThis is how dictatorships start. First describe the law as itself being perverse rather than the men who abuse the… https://t.co/pUSHpmVUWP
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterThis is how dictatorships start. First describe the law as itself being perverse rather than the men who abuse the… https://t.co/pUSHpmVUWPThe law is far from perfect. But it is the men who abuse the law who are perverse. They will lie and claim the l… https://t.co/76iWJaFlBP“He’s talking about problems he caused himself, then claiming they’re an emergency, and using that as a reason to c… https://t.co/7MS6FcBqPS
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterBrilliant ⁦@stuartpstevens⁩ ⁦@usatodayopinion⁩ https://t.co/5NQrnlHmcB
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterThis is exactly right. There is no way to "look forward" without addressing what we see looking "backwards." Obam… https://t.co/397Gb2M9WM
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterMaybe @realDonaldTrump neglected to read the op-ed John Yoo wrote, called "Executive Power Run Amok, shortly after… https://t.co/LkvgU6zBdb
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterIt is deeply concerning that anyone who was involved with, or tried to justify, the Bush era torture program contin… https://t.co/oaFrGp6kZd
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8/3
2020
This book by @NormEisen may not be on the President's desk right now, but it's a much better read than any book wri… https://t.co/jMNqKt5NyUThe public nature of the rule of law makes "a strong argument for bringing to justice those who have contribut… https://t.co/4h0doD1kxXJohn Yoo belongs in The Hague, not in the White House. This is what happens when people are not held accountable fo… https://t.co/DZ8sE4jhe7
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterJohn Yoo belongs in The Hague, not in the White House. This is what happens when people are not held accountable fo… https://t.co/DZ8sE4jhe7If the federal government had listened to @COFinkelstein back in 2010 about prosecuting torture lawyers, John Yoo n… https://t.co/K7HpD9Dwb2This book written by torture lawyer John Yoo is now a favorite of @realDonaldTrump. It’s a how to guide for destroy… https://t.co/3aoVButubN @COFinkelstein I wouldn't want trouble with @COFinkelstein or @KatherineEban -- much less get busted in an ethics s… https://t.co/L6MQJPyhbmThis is a total outrage. Jared Kushner commissioned and then abandoned a rational plan for dealing with #COVID19 be… https://t.co/yCAQzYsBFw
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterIt’s been a long time since this scandal was first exposed by @PhilipWegmann but now this congressman is busted! A… https://t.co/lgNbqCTVpoBusted! https://t.co/FkQjqqxwTO @1gubber The Wilmer Hale report explains a lot of what's wrong at Michigan.Looks like there's trouble also over in the med school .... https://t.co/MjdjNSYEhY
8/2
2020
@WalterPickhardt Yes, writing about it -- and even celebrating it in books and articles -- is good for a chaired pr… https://t.co/wGJiguco3tThe full report on the University of Michigan Title IX investigation by outside law firm Wilmer Hale can be seen he… https://t.co/6HCBnGCCRn
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterThe full report on the University of Michigan Title IX investigation by outside law firm Wilmer Hale can be seen he… https://t.co/6HCBnGCCRnThis was a complete failure of the Title IX investigation process at the University of Michigan. Big Blue is not th… https://t.co/hL02VGnIoeGovernment surveillance of the press. This is a page right out of the authoritarian handbook. They got caught, so t… https://t.co/t14yvzvQ57
8/1
2020
@WalterPickhardt These British academics wrote an entire book on it in 1979. American academics picked up on it in… https://t.co/jLEOyGYBkLICYMI: “Mr. President, I shouldn’t know this,” Mar-a-Lago's lounge singer told Trump and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. Tr… https://t.co/KAsKqBpHlR
Retweeted by Richard W. Painter @AlexanderSkitch Good one.So @realDonaldTrump -- Tax Avoision Man -- where are those tax returns? https://t.co/fAsWoZ8SrS
Retweeted by Richard W. PainterSo @realDonaldTrump -- Tax Avoision Man -- where are those tax returns? https://t.co/fAsWoZ8SrSOne big myth is that the phrase "avoision" was only used extensively in the 1990's. Wrong. This goes back to the 19… https://t.co/rAa865jAT61979: The year academics began using the word "avoision" to describe tax avoidance that becomes tax evasion. That's… https://t.co/ovUng4XHe2“He’s just trying to intimidate people. He wants to suppress the vote as much as he can and so he wants to discoura… https://t.co/zdWp9q4NeR
Retweeted by Richard W. Painter“He’s just trying to intimidate people. He wants to suppress the vote as much as he can and so he wants to discoura… https://t.co/zdWp9q4NeR
7/31
2020

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