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Lawfare Executive Editor, Brookings Senior Fellow, CNN National Security and Legal Analyst, Former IC attorney.

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.@ABC has spoken with several women who expressed interest in telling their stories, but feared the prospect of ret… https://t.co/VObFEZK64y
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyFormer DNI counsel Robert Litt to @maddow: I’m worried Trump might use intelligence agencies to dig up dirt on his political opponents
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyAccording to testimony from Fiona Hill and Lt. Col. Vindman, Trump believed Patel was the NSC’s top Ukraine expert.… https://t.co/DPmfinkvgl
Retweeted by Susan HennesseySo the Grenell appointment is exactly what it looks like - a bid to politicize intelligence and hide information fr… https://t.co/oHsj46wCQA
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyIt’s time for the intelligence committees to schedule the worldwide threat briefing.
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyWe count on the intelligence community to inform Congress of any threat of foreign interference in our elections.… https://t.co/vnK0aKbUu9
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyBreaking now: Kash Patel, a former NSC official who also played a key role as a Hill staffer in helping GOP discred… https://t.co/7SsLS8gGXK
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyDems *should* exploit Russia’s support for Trump. It’s his inaction, corruption, and criminality that has left the… https://t.co/bSLcxAkylm
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2/21
2020
Does anyone who, say, has spent any time covering federal courts want to supply a polite and indulgent answer to th… https://t.co/btoaCUVSSM
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyGood and important work here by @GlennKesslerWP. This does not bode well; expect worse to come. No Democrat should… https://t.co/o7plQxfB2G
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyA week of huge departures from the senior ranks of ODNI: GC Jason Klitenic left earlier this week, Maguire ousted y… https://t.co/YElYorZzxO
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyCheck out how Fox News is framing reports that the president was angry that intelligence officials briefed Congress… https://t.co/CrnI8BGDqU
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyYes, gosh, I wonder who might conceivably have leaked information about what occurred at a bipartisan briefing to m… https://t.co/6UYtGTCSuw
Retweeted by Susan Hennessey🔥NYT report is much more damning than earlier Washington Post report. 1. Trump was furious that US intelligence of… https://t.co/69Y2YaABY5
Retweeted by Susan Hennesseynot upset that it is true, but that ODNI officials said it in a classified briefing? https://t.co/VvlZzMPgbZ
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyFun fact on the DNI Maguire ousting: can't make this up...he literally was on the byline of an op-ed in USA Today a… https://t.co/jjgOj0GErO
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyRather than try to keep the intelligence from Congress and the public, intel officials should disclose what form th… https://t.co/pzJObx3X9f
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyIn “How Democracies Die,” scholars Levitsky &Ziblatt discuss how Trump is subverting democratic institutions by usi… https://t.co/LWcf8ii9pl
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyPeople will recognize that sharing such information puts their boss, and their boss's boss in a tough spot. Over ti… https://t.co/EFBX6NUx30In some cases, Trump will expressly direct that outcome. In others, people in the IC will simply get the message th… https://t.co/W8VAC4xSLNIf Congress refuses to do anything in response to this, the eventual result will be that for the duration of Trump'… https://t.co/o5HQ13gI0l“Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to… https://t.co/uGjg2of0wk
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyTrump does not believe in free and fair elections. He does not believe in allowing Americans to choose without usin… https://t.co/JuP4WPcag4
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyMy god. What angered Trump about that election security briefing to HPSCI—and led him to oust Maguire—was the discl… https://t.co/8p73piHtG3
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyWhat politicization looks like (Trump then fired him) https://t.co/xqKsGB60vy
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyGrenell must leave by March 11 unless there is a formal nominee to the Senate, officials confirm. @EricColumbus and… https://t.co/upyrIaEWIl
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyA former senior official confirms to NBC News the accuracy of the Post's reporting -- Trump's misplaced anger over… https://t.co/OwGdr6Ra37
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyMy prediction: There will never be another Senate-confirmed DNI in office during the Trump administration. The Venn… https://t.co/O3RuwtXENy
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyYour move, Senator Burr. https://t.co/TfRN51ETmV
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyWho else would love to have a summer home like @BernieSanders’ so-called “cabin” in Vermont that’s worth over $600,… https://t.co/Q3cOWMAiz8
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyStory of the year in any other administration. In this one, Thursday afternoon. https://t.co/RS1RFRjSh5
Retweeted by Susan HennesseySCOOP: After a congressional briefing on election threats, Trump "dressed down" acting DNI Maguire, then appointed… https://t.co/v8UewqeUR9
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyThis really frames a potential pardon: The judge, who GOP lawmakers have defrred to, says Stone's crimes were about… https://t.co/49uQmshB1W
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyBREAKING: Judge sentences Roger Stone to 3 years, 4 months in prison for impeding Trump-Russia investigation
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyIf it wasn't obvious, this video is altered. There was about a 2-second silence after Bloomberg asked this question… https://t.co/RoP8b4mQwy
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyWhat does Barr do now? https://t.co/5dv5SL77ZY
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyNot great. https://t.co/74ZoKNiwCF
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyYikes. Reading some of today’s punditry has brought out my inner feminist (who knew it existed?): Whatever their re… https://t.co/Hk1gxgbYZl
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyAfter AG Barr told the world the first sentencing recommendation for Stone was grossly out of whack, his prosecutor… https://t.co/lu2a8H69r5
Retweeted by Susan HennesseySo DOJ's position on Stone is that the enhancements should be applied but then ignored based on a sentencing memo t… https://t.co/rczCKU7FfZ
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyAlternate view: That “animus” you’re seeing reflects concern about naming a highly partisan figure with no experien… https://t.co/MM5QXAVae7
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyAll to have a byline saying Las Vegas. Meanwhile local journalism is dying. https://t.co/F6Q8DLDD8v
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyOf course the AG can review and change decisions by career prosecutors. Every AG does it, and the career officials… https://t.co/6wcdpDaGKg
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyWow. Well, if it’s a routine part of his job, there must be dozens of cases where Barr has intervened to withdraw a… https://t.co/7aEIeDG8Z1
Retweeted by Susan Hennessey.⁦@nytopinion⁩ has printed an op-ed by Siraj Haqqani. For anyone who has lived in, covered, or otherwise cared abou… https://t.co/mgZDqrCG1F
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyIt’s all become the worst kept secret in Washington: President Trump won’t let Roger Stone go to prison. https://t.co/vDKRewUPG4 @politico
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyJennifer Robinson, a lawyer for WikiLeaks, was present when Rohrabacher allegedly made the offer...in the Ecuadorea… https://t.co/UneoH7NWwF
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyIt sure sounds like Assange's attorneys are prepared to back-up this claim with evidence. It's a another indication… https://t.co/F0RlPL0KD1
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyThis is your regular reminder that primaries should be decided using ranked-choice voting.
Retweeted by Susan Hennessey"My party is very interested in deficits when there is a Democrat in the White House. The worst thing in the whole… https://t.co/6aCf5rlMN8
Retweeted by Susan Hennessey😳 Grenell is...still going to be ambassador to Germany while serving as acting DNI. He’s also Trump’s special envoy… https://t.co/hP97nhT4pQ
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyRelevant fact: in 2016, Hillary Clinton won more votes in western PA outside the city of Pittsburgh (631,120) than… https://t.co/0YQ1hLhYY2
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyI’m going to go there and just say it: 78 is too old to be elected president. https://t.co/EMubTVQ2vd
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyMixing official travel with political travel requires reimbursement of the government for any portion devoted to po… https://t.co/uLyGD8aOri
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyI have left @CrowdStrike to launch a non-partisan, non-profit policy accelerator. During my tenure, I helped transf… https://t.co/2smGc0JU2M
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyHe just named the most political -- and abrasive -- US Ambassador to what is supposed to be the least political --… https://t.co/FhV0HsJyd2
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyIt's pretty crazy that someone confirmed by the Senate to _any_ position in the Executive Branch can be named the "… https://t.co/O5utDgqi0v
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2/20
2020
Is there a good list of all the 'acting's in senior Trump administration positions? Still amazing that Mick Mulvan… https://t.co/CX0EWxB1YF
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyODNI not confirming Grenell: "Joe Maguire is honored to serve as Acting Director of National Intelligence and to le… https://t.co/cxfGNwudRH
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyTurns out that an FVRA that allows presidents to temporarily fill Senate-confirmed positions with anyone who has be… https://t.co/tF2rrPfPPn
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyDoes the SSCI or @SenatorBurr have anything to say about Grenell? Seems like the chair of the intel committee might… https://t.co/EFEeBlJDZR @lrozen Yes, although Wolf is more of a meek placeholder. This is actively installing the person he wants but could never get confirmed.For the last year, there’s been a clear trend in polls finding that climate change is Trump’s most unpopular positi… https://t.co/me8aHjIsQa
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyThis should frighten you. Not just brazen politicization of intelligence, but also someone who is utterly incompete… https://t.co/J5uBYmjtd9 @Rockadopolous @Susan_Hennessey Trump has nothing to gain (other than the ability to have the individual serve more… https://t.co/8Ns7KUBegE
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyTrump is doing this because he knows Grenell couldn't be confirmed to the role, which is what the US Constitution r… https://t.co/6R7oH4OPFQBecause Grenell is Senate-confirmed (as Ambassador to Germany), the President has the authority to name him Acting… https://t.co/uxfSzF3EC1
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyThis is precisely what politicizing intelligence & the intelligence community looks like. https://t.co/Qm6SSqIV6p
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyThis would be a disaster: https://t.co/ST1adUqJJR
Retweeted by Susan Hennessey @RosenzweigP And presumably means he won't/can't then be nominated. In a functioning system of government we might… https://t.co/1FShY25FvNAh I see. They are planning to name him the Acting DNI (typically meaning he can't then be nominated). Crazytown.How can White House possibly think they have the votes to confirm him? https://t.co/BwziyNiZUDI missed this last week, but this is quite an order from Judge Cousins, holding DHS Secretary Wolf, @HomelandKen, a… https://t.co/tauyWqFNry
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyMy guess is that Dana Rohrabacher could walk into court tomorrow, put his hand on a Bible, and say that Russia paid… https://t.co/w0DYqZhs80
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyExcited to share a piece I've been working on for a while with @andrewkent33: How the 2020 Democratic presidential… https://t.co/ehxi5ACbJb
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyHey, as long as we’re talking about Bernie’s heart attack, has anyone learned anything about Trump’s “definitely ro… https://t.co/2QYZdhLAcL
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyI thought you were exaggerating, and then I read the piece. https://t.co/LfRBs2FP8w
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyTrump is erasing the norm that "law enforcement does not serve the will of those in power." New book by… https://t.co/SRTFtOWj5R
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyBig news out of the 11th Circuit this morning —> https://t.co/xFkzqqnwvy
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyDemocrats who don't want Bernie Sanders to build an insurmountable delegate lead have less than two weeks to change… https://t.co/MTwwR4VPa9
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyBREAKING: The Eleventh Circuit unanimously upholds our injunction against the law restricting Florida's Amendment 4… https://t.co/1xPkKtwx0b
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyTrump’s corruption will get worse. His own advisers just showed how. - The Washington Post https://t.co/Gt4SempRF8This is correct under Article II. It's also correct that "Presidents should not micromanage criminal prosecutions."… https://t.co/vxxmASjBLs
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyGreat interview by @PoppyHarlowCNN - and notice that there is a fundamental inability to deal with facts from Navar… https://t.co/TF0pcMvRkw
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyIt would be one thing to say “the poll only had space for the top 5 previously polling candidates.” This is just sa… https://t.co/P0X7aueeRTBernie Sanders was the originator of what his press secretary is now calling a “smear campaign” against him https://t.co/JsTExI1WBh
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyAnd Sander’s campaign lying about other candidates having had heart attacks in order to deflect only fuels the perc… https://t.co/nzIb86MxvFThis is false. Michael Bloomberg has not had a heart attack (and there's no evidence he's had one that is being hid… https://t.co/7N1Zsxcnul
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyA delegate lead this big would be too great to overcome. People are underestimating the chance the race could be se… https://t.co/zni9ItE1M0
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyNew: I talked to the pollster behind the poll that left Elizabeth Warren out of a key question, angering her suppor… https://t.co/1BK5pzG1Zq
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyI’m still reeling from the news that China is expelling @joshchin @Chao_Deng and @PhilipWen11, three excellent Beij… https://t.co/MyoSgvQ5cp
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyAmerica is being asked to vote for a 78 year old man who just had a heart attack on the campaign trail. Folks, poli… https://t.co/iUiFmGz6Ra
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyYou guys, Kerri Kupec wants you to know that those seeded stories have done their work and don't think too much abo… https://t.co/b26QZtWWpQ
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyMost Dems aren't in the mood for Sanders's revolution. But if the rest of the field remains this divided (in huge s… https://t.co/CiBaGsDJn8
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyWhat is the argument against enforcing a norm of all candidates releasing comprehensive medical records (not just a… https://t.co/Nhr8cSp0ZX
Retweeted by Susan HennesseySyria drained everything out of me. Faith in humanity, in the moral arc of the universe, the energy to carry on eve… https://t.co/6G6N2VJMLT
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyBeetlejuice. https://t.co/IjXuvFSdHHI, too, have thought about quitting my job after reading the president’s Twitter feed. https://t.co/McN8mToQ7j
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyMaybe Barr is really considering resigning. Maybe he’s just telling people that to try and quell the ongoing intern… https://t.co/IIsVgTOqoN
Retweeted by Susan HennesseyMy marriage has never involved me sending hush money to a porn star. I’m ready to have a debate with Donald Trump o… https://t.co/VkrCuBdx6a
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2/19
2020

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