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This, from @ThePlumLineGS is right. The goals are to show that all opponents are corrupted by some form of partisan… https://t.co/51eXW2dteJ
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11/20
2019
Happy Hour: https://t.co/m3XrWL4fmq with @rachaelmbade @caitlinoprysko @Will_Bunch @jamisonfoser @annaschecter… https://t.co/XHLSbmLV8NStrong, sharp piece by @ThePlumLineGS that captures our biggest political problem: manufactured nihilism. https://t.co/MYJ9uuJvJy
Retweeted by Greg SargentGood question, @strombergsteve: What universe does William Barr inhabit? https://t.co/hZEjHSVhWE Via @PostOpinionsVery good @EricLevitz piece putting the Medicaid expansion's success in driving Dem wins in deep red Louisiana and… https://t.co/WPAG1a4RKs @ThePlumLineGS @SpeakerPelosi Absolutely right. This reason this has to be solved by #Impeachment is because Trump… https://t.co/1kzoNKM4dI
Retweeted by Greg SargentQ: Ambassador Volker, do you have a subscription to the New York Times? https://t.co/ni4dX0BcDD
Retweeted by Greg SargentDespite what Volker is claiming now, Rudy Giuliani and Trump repeatedly and publicly and explicitly said the target… https://t.co/henLweXH4kVolker totally had no idea that the target of the investigations was the Bidens... https://t.co/MuqS2n6xrq.@ThePlumLineGS makes an important point: House GOP has said they're fine with Trump soliciting foreign interferenc… https://t.co/wLUuFrwgdR
Retweeted by Greg SargentPelosi was saying it's not an option to shelve impeachment and ‚Äúlet the election decide,‚ÄĚ because Trump is trying t‚Ķ https://t.co/LRTTByuymcIt's funny that Trump and Rs are mangling a @SpeakerPelosi quote to make her claim about Trump trying to rig the 20‚Ķ https://t.co/DKqrIIgi6YMany thanks to @seanilling and @lkatfield, who blazed this trail first: https://t.co/JTseZzCoHxOne of the biggest Republican lies is the idea that Trump's acts in this scandal were rooted in some conception of‚Ķ https://t.co/loEpkZ5aVHDiscredited propagandist @Jim_Jordan is pushing the absurd line that Ukraine felt "no pressure." A mountain of ev‚Ķ https://t.co/E4yDAyIwySThis was excellent. Really made me think. https://t.co/2IIRX4U64Y
Retweeted by Greg Sargent"the coin of the Trumpist post-truth realm is confusion and nihilism. The basic goal is to eradicate public faith i… https://t.co/s25OL4MpcC
Retweeted by Greg Sargent"We know with 100 percent certainty that if the whistleblower is exposed they will subjected to a campaign of vilif… https://t.co/bCd6kEBznB @benjaminwittes Yes, but as @RDEliason has noted, the criminal code has value in helping us define it in the impeac… https://t.co/kJtgfq0498The loathsome and dishonest @EliseStefanik just pushed the talking point that the fact that the extortion/bribery p… https://t.co/w73H4oRW5DNo matter how hard propagandist @RepChrisStewart spins, the notion that Zelensky felt no pressure has been debunked… https://t.co/8tA3qhVXW9Key moment. @RepAdamSchiff explains how "bribery" applies here. I detailed some of this. "Bribery" frame is releva… https://t.co/uSC6m8nFcoThe bottom line on all this is that every single Republican in that hearing today is absolutely fine with Trump usi… https://t.co/aSckVT0xe7Good job by @jahimes focusing on this as an obvious act of attempted witness intimidation by the president of the U… https://t.co/5m02nW2wxa"There's a lot of talk about Biden's son" is not foreign policy. It's corruption, it's an abuse of power. https://t.co/cB9tsKKDUx
Retweeted by Greg SargentNow that the GOP counsel has insinuated that Vindman has questionable loyalties, I'm reupping this point: https://t.co/rH2Lbv9xshOH, for Christ's sake. This business about whether Sondland used the word "Biden" is absurd. Rudy and Trump openl‚Ķ https://t.co/1IEQi8ElMZThe exchange below is key. It blows up one of the biggest defenses of Trump: That the gov't professionals were prim‚Ķ https://t.co/8ajRtYNnJ3 @HeerJeet yes, definitely @HeerJeet It's not just lunacy. There is a corrupt purpose to it. https://t.co/le167IwtDvIt's important to emphasize that when Nunes floats the 2016 conspiracy theories, he's not just being nutty. He's a‚Ķ https://t.co/QaoB92eBu6It should be a bigger deal that a top aide to the Vice President just confirmed she believed Trump's pressure on a‚Ķ https://t.co/BaqIviX1xpWe are not obliged to concede a shred of legitimacy to the GOP claim that Trump's conduct was rooted in any concept‚Ķ https://t.co/oRziqTii2r‚ÄúPropaganda works best when those being manipulated are confident that their actions are their own free will.‚ÄĚ https://t.co/51kMTOru28
Retweeted by Greg SargentOne other point. The basic goal of Trump's propagandists is to eradicate public faith in the very idea that govern… https://t.co/8F8W0juTXD @AndyKroll Sure, with the caveat that this says nothing whatsoever about what Joe Biden actually did in Ukraine.Trump's actions had nothing to do with any conception of foreign policy in the national interest. They were *only*… https://t.co/uU6EC5qXnY"When Alexander Vindman publicly testifies today, he will stress his service to this country. "Naturally, Republic… https://t.co/4RvpqMCm24Don't get snowed by the GOP strategy on Alexander Vindman. The big lie they're telling is that govt professionals… https://t.co/2Tg0nDWahzTrump “has demonstrated corrupt intent all throughout. And no amount of GOP spin can make that corrupt intent disap… https://t.co/JWxYNQds8G
Retweeted by Greg Sargent @CommsDirector @kyledcheney morning @kyledcheney @CommsDirector I know -- I'm responding to what David said @CommsDirector @kyledcheney it's already established that Trump directed Mulvaney to freeze the military aid https://t.co/py94MZ3koJNew Marist poll: 70% of Americans say it's unacceptable for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a p… https://t.co/aiIWSiNTGn-------> https://t.co/MleVXEYhuz
11/19
2019
@paul_bryant @ChrisBeaton10 @PJLM @dj_ewi It has been confirmed that Trump froze the money. Who else would have the‚Ķ https://t.co/EAJ7Jj6jZgHappy Hour: https://t.co/97Sb8k49lw with @amarimow @rachaelmbade @jedshug @carolelee @ckubeNBC @mitchellreports‚Ķ https://t.co/tc4sTFWKFC"It is a classic Trumpian operation: Sow doubts about an opponent, dirty her or him up, and let the media do the re‚Ķ https://t.co/x1PyCxFeqNAnother point here: John Bel Edwards's pollster tells me that Medicaid expansion was a key selling point among the‚Ķ https://t.co/cx0heyzyAmHow did Dem John Bel Edwards get reelected in a Trump +20 state? A big part of the story: The Medicaid expansion.‚Ķ https://t.co/uwWv8pq4Vb @FrenettMarco Read Randall Eliason's piece. It was solicitation of a bribe"As a matter of criminal law, it is not a defense that the US ultimately sent the aid or that Ukraine did not begin‚Ķ https://t.co/2vU0j8ArIj"Over and over, Republicans move to embrace Trump in the belief that their self-preservation depends on it, only to‚Ķ https://t.co/ineIIvNBpkFrmr fed prosecutor, crim law prof ‚Ā¶@RDEliason explodes latest Trump defense‚Ā©: ‚ÄúBribery law does not require that‚Ķ https://t.co/plhSuH18Uc
Retweeted by Greg Sargent @KnowsThings @Jim_Jordan @SteveScalise thanks!Important scoop from AP: Zelensky *did* feel pressure to carry out Trump's corrupt scheme -- and US officials knew… https://t.co/FU7930Thd7Trump’s latest defense is a dud. Bribery is complete upon the REQUEST for a thing of value, even if it is never pro… https://t.co/2yzewwYsEg
Retweeted by Greg Sargent @Jim_Jordan @SteveScalise @WSJ @RDEliason Let me simplify the argument. Republicans are claiming the fact that Tru… https://t.co/1p4Lsg7stA @Jim_Jordan @SteveScalise @WSJ @RDEliason 6) The full argument is here: https://t.co/TtnwKCEbCK @Jim_Jordan @SteveScalise @WSJ 5) Finally, I asked white collar crime expert @RDEliason if the failure to consummat… https://t.co/sZVMVKR7MD @Jim_Jordan @SteveScalise @WSJ 4) If the fact that the scheme was never consummated is exonerating, then why the en… https://t.co/f8FrSIXlfA @Jim_Jordan @SteveScalise @WSJ 3) As I argue in this piece, it's telling that the two officials -- Mulvaney and Joh… https://t.co/Go73nLpDVM @Jim_Jordan @SteveScalise 2) An important new report in the @WSJ shows degree to which Sondland kept the WH apprise… https://t.co/9C1ao13kT81) The new GOP defense of Trump is that the extortion plot never came to fruition, so nothing untoward happened.… https://t.co/MXIlGPwaaaNicely done: https://t.co/Q9JOGIZP1w @WeirdWithWords hahThread: https://t.co/vQB770GNGf @WeirdWithWords it's 58% "very" or "somewhat" closelyIf more than half of all Americans are watching this thing the Republican party is in a lot of trouble https://t.co/jkWVuz3rGo
Retweeted by Greg SargentNew ABC/Ipsos poll: 51% of Americans say Trump should be impeached *and removed* 58% say they're following impeac… https://t.co/Y3TSzHFLbcI am happy to announce we raised $1 million dollars! It is impossible to express the feeling of gratitude I have t… https://t.co/BKQAb1z6iT
Retweeted by Greg Sargent
11/18
2019
Democrats "fear" a Republican who is on defense in a district that Trump carried by nearly 14 points. The contemp‚Ķ https://t.co/8tlWTk8mVYIt's a straight up lie that the tariffs are funding Trump's bailout. Once again, the game here is to deceive his fo‚Ķ https://t.co/WGIzdEgsM7Dear @HurdOnTheHill, Here‚Äôs further evidence of that corrupt intent you say you‚Äôre looking for.ūüĎá [link to full Gr‚Ķ https://t.co/eb4uHag42h
Retweeted by Greg SargentImportant exchange here: https://t.co/WxhLeO2AWxNew witness Holmes destroys Trump's budding defense that his minions cooked up the deal. https://t.co/LhGc8048qA
Retweeted by Greg SargentSo Greg put in his thumb and pulled out a plum... https://t.co/Mrgpox7MnA
Retweeted by Greg Sargent1) The new testimony from David Holmes breaks important new ground -- and it has broader implications than it first… https://t.co/cLVeRyYWB8
Retweeted by Greg SargentGreat piece by @RDEliason explaining why Trump's corrupt pressure on Urkraine is properly labeled "bribery": https://t.co/Jj7UbkQTAZBolton needs to testify https://t.co/CdFukIBMJV
Retweeted by Greg SargentAnother key revelation last night. In August, John Bolton privately urged Trump to release Ukraine military aid, b… https://t.co/GVNLchoDrn*tap tap tap tap tap* https://t.co/0mjlHMmHMwYou. You threatened to have him murdered. You changed. https://t.co/dXNcPtv7mA
Retweeted by Greg Sargent
11/17
2019
Very trenchant analysis here by @ThePlumLineGS https://t.co/XfB4SQZfI7
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Retweeted by Greg SargentExcellent thread. Trump is in this up to his toupee. https://t.co/pEsQdRYxNz
Retweeted by Greg Sargent @IanReifowitz ThanksI hope you'll check out my new thread on the larger implications of the new David Holmes bombshell. I tried to brea… https://t.co/LUyr7p1xm4In a Wash Post article today, @kenvogel is quoted as saying “Not a single fact in either story has been successfull… https://t.co/1zILmaUU9C
Retweeted by Greg SargentKarma is a bitch: the #GOP has been complaining about heat say. Me Holmes’ testimony is direct #ImpeachmentInquiry… https://t.co/MTnXazHTlR
Retweeted by Greg SargentA thread worth your time. https://t.co/qwcrOLyJJZ
Retweeted by Greg Sargent‚ĄĻTHREAD https://t.co/vMkuZEA5fO
Retweeted by Greg SargentAs usual, @ThePlumLineGS brings this home. Read the whole thread. https://t.co/C1zS19aHpU
Retweeted by Greg SargentYeah, it's pretty funny how William Barr is pretending that all of Trump's profound corruption -- from the concealm… https://t.co/hmUjCPiiZv @gtconway3d Yes, but a lot more than that: https://t.co/soxLKAZgwaImportant thread fr @ThePlumLineGS. Ukraine affair is a criminal conspiracy involving Trump, Pence, Pompeo, Barr,… https://t.co/gLhSkHJoRj
Retweeted by Greg SargentDavid Holmes is the State Department staffer who overheard Trump talking to Sondland the day after the July 26th ph… https://t.co/nM1ajMfJdK
Retweeted by Greg Sargent @BLaurune great pointSolid thread. Don't underestimate that bombshell testimony from Holmes. https://t.co/oFe51lj1IM
Retweeted by Greg Sargent @Phil_Blackmon thanks!
11/16
2019

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