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Topics for the Topics column: Steele Dossier, Shearer Dossier, True Pundit Hoax, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Rosneft Deal, Mideast Nuclear Deal, RNC Platform Change, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Mayflower Meeting, I Love It Meeting, Back Door Meeting, Comey Firing, Nunes Unmasked, Nunes Memo, Legal, Favorites, Gates Plea, CA PsyOps

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Search TermsMarch 26, 1915The first tweet, quoted followed by number of tweets in thread in brackets []. Unrolled if 10 or more tweets and not too old.Last Names, generally. See notes for exceptions.List of Topics mentioned in the SeThread.A topic is listed in this column when it is covered by a SeThread to a bit more depth.SeThreads judged most useful on a topic are listed in this column.1
Seth’s BioDecember 8, 2017“I finally updated my biography on my personal website. The CV found there is a month out of date (it's missing a number of recent interviews) but for those looking for more biographical information—and I've gotten some queries lately—it should do for now” (contribute to Seth) [1]1Seth AbramsonFavorite1300
Book promotionApril 19, 2019“This is the Deputy Director of Communications for Trump's 2020 presidential campaign. Every day Trump's grotesquely amateurish comms people get closer and closer to making the colossal mistake of making my fully accurate, damning books about their boss the most read books *ever*.” [3]3Matt Wolking, Trump, Wolff, Woodward, AbramsonProof of Collusion, Proof of Conspiracy2
Awful framingApril 19, 2019“(1 of 2) Democrats' framing today is awful. There were two issues on the table yesterday: criminal behavior (was it found in 1 of the 21 pending probes of Trump) and counterintelligence behavior (a different but equally important standard that determines if Trump is compromised).” [3]3Trump, MuellerRedacted Mueller Report, SC Investigation, Impeachment, Obstruction, GRU/IRA Conspiracy, National Security ThreatIRA, GRU, Dems3
Mueller ReportApril 17, 2019“(MUELLER REPORT LIVE THREAD) This thread chronicles—in real time—the release of the Mueller Report, with news and analysis from a @ Newsweek columnist and @ NYTimes bestselling author (Proof of Collusion). Please retweet this thread widely for those you think might benefit from it.” (unrolled) [453]453Mueller, Abramson, Barr, Trump, Pompeo, Bertrand, Nadler, Carr, Griffin, Steele, Samuelsohn, Prokupecz, Jarrett, Sexton, Todd, Rosenstein, Pelosi, Schumer, Katyal, Comey, Sessions, Melber, Wallace, Swan, Sekulow, Raskins, Rangappa, Clinton, Papadopoulos, Mashburn, Beutler, Downer, Stone, Mifsud, Page, Kilimnik, Manafort, Nader, Kushner, Putin, Bannon, Tillerson, Flynn, Jesus Christ, Kislyak, Gordon, McFaul, Hannity, Flynn Jr., Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Parscale, Podesta, Assange, Smith, Gates, Corsi, Malloch, Greenberg, Caputo, Prince, Schmitz, Aras Agalarov, Emin Agalarov, Corn, Cohen, Rozov, Giorgi Rtskhiladze, Sater, Ivanka, Erchova, Peskov, Evgeney Dvoskin, Andrey Kostin, Klokov, Medvedev, Lewandowski, Prikhodko, Nastya Rybka, Deripaska, Burnett, Robert Foresman, Graff, Anton Kobyakov, George W. Bush, Jessica Macchia, Clovis, God, David Klein, Berel Lazar, Jason Greenblatt, Phares, Millian, Hoyer, Sechin, Baranov, Klimentov, Zakharova, Hicks, Isikoff, Simes, Dearborn, Veselnitskaya, Rohrabacher, Akhmetov, Serhiy Lyovochkin, Boris Kolisnikov, Petr Aven, Anton Vaino, Dmitriev, Rick Gerson, MBZ, Ross, Mnuchin, Vargas, Yuri Ushakov, Barrack, Gorkov, Burt, McFarland, Obama, Kian, Redacted Mueller Report, Proof of Collusion, Journalism, Barr Presser, Impeachment, Steele Dossier, FISA, SC Investigation, AG Moves, Mueller Testimony, Barr Summaries, Grand Bargain, Clinton kompromat, hacked emails, WikiLeaks Leaks, Back Channels, Moscow, Polling Data, Russian Sanctions, Classified Briefing, Mayflower Speech, Kislyak contacts, RNC Platform Change, Obstruction, Conspiracy, Collusion, Sessions Testimony, Hush Money, Social Media Campaign, Quid Pro Quo, WikiLeaks Communications, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Tape, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Trump kompromat, Israel, Proof of Conspiracy, RNC Meeting, Egypt, I Love It Meeting, Election hacking, Seychelles, Prince Testimony, UAE, Logan Act, Banker Meeting, Dinner with PutinRedacted Mueller ReportRedacted Mueller ReportNewsweek, NYT, DOJ, WH, FBI, CIA, HJC, Congress, Politico, NBC, Hill, House, CNN, Dems, Senate, Lawfare, WaPo, MSNBC, GOP, WMAL, IRA, GRU, SCO, Buzzfeed, Kremlin, ProPublica, RNC, WikiLeaks, Guccifer 2.0, DCCC, FNC, Twitter, Sberbank, Trump Org, Crocus Group, BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, Interfax, Facebook, NatSec, MI6, CNI, National Press Club, SDNY, Clinton Foundation, Armed Services Committee, Alfa Bank, Amazon, Colony Capital, VEB, NATO, EU4
Plans to live tweetApril 17, 2019“Like anyone who's followed, researched, and written about the Trump-Russia investigation for over two years—I don't pretend to be special—I've been *inundated* with interview requests for tomorrow. This is just a note to say that I've decided to stay here—with you all—on Twitter.” [3]3TrumpMueller ReportTwitter5
Barr's big troubleApril 17, 2019“Barr is exposed to public censure to a historic degree. He is in big trouble if: (1) He misrepresented Mueller's work (2) He secretly gave info to the White House (3) He over-redacted (4) He lies to Congress (5) He's found to have conflicts of interest that required his recusal” [2]2Barr, MuellerMueller's Redacted Report, Barr Letter, Barr TestimonyCongress6
Fevered pitchApril 16, 2019“(THREAD) Media misreporting of the Mueller Report in the lead-up to its release has reached a fevered pitch—and could change the course of U.S. history by misstating the Report's significance. Please retweet widely this explanation of the five gravest errors U.S. media is making.” (unrolled) [43]43Mueller, Barr, Rosenstein, Trump, Stone, Bijan Kian, Broidy, Nader, Zamel, Barrack, MBS, Rybolovlev, MBZ, Birnbaum, Netanyahu, el-Sisi Mueller Report, Barr Letter, SC Investigation, Journalism, Impeachment, Russian Cyberattack, Hacking, Disinformation, Trump kompromatFBI, CIA, SCO, SDNY, EDNY, EDVA, NYAG, DCAG, MDAG, SSCI, NYCDA, House Ways and Means Committee, House Financial Services Committee, House Oversight Committee, HJC, HPSCI, WH, Senate7
On spyingApril 16, 2019“(UPDATE) I just now saw these responses from @ mkhammer. What I think she understands is that law enforcement uses certain terminology for its operations, whereas political pundits use different terminology. We have NEVER seen an AG say "spying" when he meant "legal surveillance."” [6]6Mary Katherine Ham, Barr, Clapper, Downer, Papadopoulos, Steele, Manafort, PageSpying vs Legal Surveillance, FISA, True Pundit HoaxFBI, MI6, NYFO8
Not nearly enoughApril 16, 2019“(NOTE) 375 heavily redacted pages won't be nearly enough to answer all the questions needing answers. My two books on collusion—I focused very little on obstruction—will total about 1,000 pages, and were written in a government-report style (each sentence is a piece of evidence).” [4]4Mueller, TrumpMueller Report, SC InvestigationCongress9
Told briefers what?April 14, 2019“(THREAD) As we near the release of a heavily redacted Mueller Report, it's time to ask one of the *biggest* questions of all: when Trump and Flynn were briefed on August 17, 2016 about Russia attacking us and trying to infiltrate Trump's campaign, what did he say to the briefers?” (unrolled) [16]16Mueller, Trump, Flynn, Papadopoulos, Putin, Page, Manafort, Kilimnkik, Dearborn, Erickson, KislyakMueller Report, Intelligence Briefing, Dinner with Putin, Back Channels, Kislyak contacts, RNC Platform Change, Trump Tower Moscow Deals, Russian Sanctions, Mideast Nuclear DealKremlin10
Always been the ?April 14, 2019“The only thing I would add is that this has *always* been the question. Trump has never stood accused of signing a before-the-fact agreement with the IRA or the GRU. His critics have always said that he traded policy for financial gain. So this is not in any sense a new argument.” (unrolled) [22]22Trump, Flynn, Barrack, Gates, Broidy, Nader, Mueller, Barr, David Corn, GrahamSC Investigation, Mueller Report, Barr Letter, Obstruction, Conspiracy, Impeachment, Intelligence BriefingIRA, GRU, Haaretz, EDNY, CDCA, Congress11
Sick of untruthsApril 11, 2019“So @ mkhammer * knows* the Attorney General specifically referenced *unauthorized* spying before Congress, which is why he had to walk it back and say he had no evidence of that. So what does she do? Goes on CNN and (smugly!) says the AG was talking about *authorized* surveillance.” [9]9Mary Katherine Ham, Barr, Senator Kennedy, Clinton, Rogers, Trump, Trump Jr., Stone, Rosenstein, MuellerSC Investigation, Barr Letter, Barr Testimony, Barr Spying, WikiLeaks Communications, AG MovesCNN, Congress, WikiLeaks, DOJ, GRU, IRA12
Flynn vs AvenattiApril 11, 2019“Charges against Michael Avenatti: 36 Charges against Michael Flynn: 1 If you read PROOF OF CONSPIRACY in August, you may well feel that this sort of disparity—whatever Avenatti did or didn't do—makes Flynn's sweetheart deal the single most *puzzling* element of the Russia probe.” [7]7Flynn, Avenatti, Clinton, Trump, BarrAvenatti Charges, Flynn Plea Deal, Kidnapping Plot, Mideast Nuclear Deal13
?s for AssangeApril 11, 2019“QUESTION #1 FOR ASSANGE 1. Which of the following have you ever had direct/indirect contact with, by any means? a. Ted Malloch b. Randy Credico c. Jerome Corsi d. Roger Stone e. Paul Manafort f. Nigel Farage g. Donald Trump Jr. h. Anyone linked in any way to Cambridge Analytica” [3]3Assange, Malloch, Credico, Corsi, Stone, Manafort, Farage, Trump Jr., ClintonAssange Arrest, WikiLeaks Leaks, WikiLeaks CommunicationsWikiLeaks, Cambridge Analytica, RT14
Investigation disinfoApril 11, 2019“(THREAD) So much disinformation is being spread about the Mueller investigation—in some cases with uncritical repetition by the media—that it's time for some clarifications before the conspiracy theories Trump and Barr are selling become gospel. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [33]33Mueller, Trump, Barr, Brennan, Page, Manafort, Putin, Papadopoulos, Clinton, Comey, Steele, Ohr, HalperSC Investigation, Steele Dossier, FISA, Back Channels, True Pundit Hoax, Disinformation, Attack Investigators, JournalismCIA, Kremlin, NYT, FBI, NYFO, MI6, NatSec, DOJ15
Treason talkApril 10, 2019“Trump critics for years avoided using the word "treason" to describe his collusion with foreign nationals, as it wasn't legally accurate (the U.S. isn't at war). "Liberal" journalists savaged anyone who used the term. So who on the right is criticizing Trump's misuse of the word?” [5]5Trump, MuellerAttack the investigators, Journalism, FISAPolitico, FBI16
Undersold tax storyApril 7, 2019“All day long, media has inexplicably *undersold* this story. Trump told American voters in 2015 and 2016 that under no circumstances could he give them his tax returns. Trump's Chief of Staff now says voters voted for Trump *knowing* that he *could* have released his tax returns.” [5]5Trump, MulvaneyTrump Taxes, JournalismPolitico, WH17
Epic nonfictionApril 6, 2019“Today is the day PROOF OF CONSPIRACY (forthcoming in August) crossed the threshold to becoming what I'd call "epic nonfiction." The book has so many characters and crosses so many years and continents that its most committed readers will have to read it slowly and more than once.” [4]4Trump, AbramsonProof of Conspiracy, Grand Bargain, Impeachment18
Good faith getApril 5, 2019“1. Mueller drew NO CONCLUSION on collusion. 2. Mueller drew NO CONCLUSION on obstruction. 3. Mueller COULD NOT ESTABLISH proof beyond a reasonable doubt on conspiracy with Russia's government, a *narrow* form of criminal collusive activity. Any person of good faith can get this.” [2]2Mueller, Frank Luntz, TrumpBarr Letter, Mueller ReportCongress19
Barr's pardoned BudApril 5, 2019“(FACTS) In 1992, then-AG/current AG Bill Barr helped orchestrate a pardon of Bud McFarlane—co-founder of IP3, the outfit behind Trump's secret transfer of nuclear tech to MBS. McFarlane worked with Flynn on the latter plot; both men were at the Mayflower with Trump in April 2016.” [7]7Barr, McFarlane, Flynn, MBS, Trump Jr., Gates, Kislyak, Kushner, TrumpMideast Nuclear Deal, Mayflower Speech, Back Channels, Kislyak contacts, Grand Bargin, JournalismIP3, EDNY20
ShrugApril 5, 2019“The father of a future Harvard fencer buys the Harvard fencing coach's house for $400,000 too much—nationwide outrage rightly ensues. A Kremlin-tied oligarch overpaid Trump by *$54,000,000* for a house as Trump was forming a historically pro-Kremlin foreign policy and...{shrug}.” [3]3Trump, RybolovlevCollege Bribery Scandal, JournalismHarvard, Kremlin21
Very compellingApril 4, 2019“BREAKING NEWS (from NBC NEWS): Multiple Members of Special Counsel Mueller's Team Consider the "Evidence on Collusion" to Be "Very Compelling"” [5]5Dilanian, Mueller, BarrBarr Letter, Mueller Report, SC Investigation, LegalNBC22
Rue RosensteinApril 4, 2019“In June 2017, I wrote a whole thread on Rachel Brand (then the #3 at DOJ) on the assumption that, per DOJ regulations, Rosenstein was about to recuse himself from the Trump-Russia probe. Of course Rosenstein never did that, and now we're seeing, 21 months later, the consequences.” [6]6Rachel Brand, Rosenstein, Trump, Sessions, Comey, Blumenthal, Mueller, BarrBarr Letter, Mueller Report, SC Investigation, Impeachment, Legal DOJ, Congress, ABC23
ManipulatedApril 4, 2019“I was going say media is misleadingly indicating Mueller's team only objects to Barr's obstruction summary, but now, via NBC: "Mueller team [members] say his findings paint a picture of a campaign whose members were manipulated by a sophisticated Russian intelligence operation."” (unrolled) [11]11Barr, Mueller, Page, Manafort, Gates, Trump Jr., Trump, Papadopoulos, Flynn, StoneBarr Letter, Mueller Report, SC Investigation, Journalism NBC, Kremlin, NatSec, Congress, Newsweek24
Breaking, no surpriseApril 3, 2019“BREAKING (but not a surprise to many of us):” [5]5Mueller, Barr, TrumpBarr Letter, Mueller Report, SC Investigation, Journalism, CoverupNYT, Rolling Stone, Daily Beast, WSJ, Atlantic, Slat, WaPo25
2, 400, 100,000sApril 2, 2019“*FACTS* (1) The part of Barr's letter summarizing Mueller's summary of his case file is 2 pages. The case file itself may be over 1 million pages. (2) Mueller's summary of his case file is ~400 pages in narrative alone—with addendum pages numbering in the hundreds or thousands.” [4]4Barr, MuellerBarr Letter, Mueller Report, SC Investigation, Journalism DOJ26
voters being hadApril 1, 2019“For those who think it was Iranians—not MBS or MBZ—who hacked Netanyahu's rival's phone, listen to HAARETZ: "It is also possible that other players with an interest in [Gantz] could have done so, masquerading behind an 'Iranian signature.'" I do fear Israeli voters are being had.” () [12]12MBS, MBZ, Gantz, Netanyahu, Jeff Bezos, Nader, Trump Jr.Cyberops, Grand Bargain, Hacking, Proof of Conspiracy, Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Mideast Nuclear Deal, Zamel Meeting, Election hackingHaaretz, Pegasus 327
Things just learnedMarch 29, 2019“*BREAKING: THINGS WE JUST LEARNED* -Mueller's summary of his file is ~400 pages long. -The ~400 pages doesn't include appendices. -Barr says his letter wasn't a summary. -Trump won't claim executive privilege. -Barr won't ask a judge to let him publish grand jury docs.” [3]3Mueller, Barr, TrumpBarr Letter, Mueller Report, SC Investigation, Journalism Congress, DOJ28
Pushback has begunMarch 29, 2019“The pushback to media misreporting on the Barr Letter has begun—and it's begun on @ MSNBC, where we're hearing the corrections of law and fact you've seen on this feed. Kudos to @ BarbMcQuade, @ mayawiley, @ JoyceWhiteVance, @ mitchellreports, @ maddow, @ AriMelber, @ rossi4va, and more.” [9]9Barr, Barb McQuade, Maya Wiley, Joyce White Vance, Andrea Mitchell, Rachel Maddow, Ari Melber, Gene Rossi, Mueller, Stone, Trump, Asha Rangappa, Josh Campbell, Renato Mariotti, Chris CuomoBarr Letter, Mueller Report, SC Investigation, Journalism MSNBC, Congress, SCO, SDNY, EDNY, EDVA, USAO-DC, FBI, CIA, IRA, GRU, NYAG, MDAG, NJAG, NDCA, NYCDA, CNN, GOP29
Mystery callerMarch 29, 2019“The pushback to media misreporting on the Barr Letter has begun—and it's begun on @ MSNBC, where we're hearing the corrections of law and fact you've seen on this feed. Kudos to @ BarbMcQuade, @ mayawiley, @ JoyceWhiteVance, @ mitchellreports, @ maddow, @ AriMelber, @ rossi4va, and more.” [9]9Carter Page, Mueller30
Call to followMarch 28, 2019“So @ dbongino is demanding these 10 feeds be shut down for telling the truth on Trump-Russia. RT if you'd like them to have more followers than @ dbongino. @ RepAdamSchiff @ RepSwalwell @ maddow @ sethabramson @ ChrisCuomo @ JohnBrennan @ TheRickWilson @ brianstelter @ Comey @ Malco[l]mNance” [4]4Bongino, Trump, Schiff, Swalwell, Maddow, Abramson, Chris Cuomo, Brennan, Rick Wilson, Brian Stelter, Comey, Malcolm Nance, Nunes, DevinCowTwitter, Twitchy.com31
Every fact sourcedMarch 28, 2019“Every fact sourced. 2,000 major-media citations. Zero errors found in more than 4 months in stores. The correct use of legal terms like "evidence" and "proof." Less than half the story, with the other half coming soon in Proof of Conspiracy. 100% accurate.” [3]3Trump, AbramsonProof of Collusion, Proof of ConspiracyIRA, GRU, Amazon32
300: Narrow focusMarch 28, 2019“300 pp. is pretty short, and underscores—along with the revelation that Mueller gave only a cursory interview to Russian spy Maria Butina, who interacted with members of Trump's campaign directly and indirectly—that Mueller had a narrow conspiracy focus on the collusion question.” [3]3Mueller, Butina, Trump, Barr, MBS, MBZMueller Report, SC Investigation, Barr Letter, Conspiracy, ObstructionNBC, NYT33
SpygateMarch 28, 2019“(THREAD) It's time to talk about "Spygate"—the hilarious and almost impossibly baroque conspiracy theory adopted by nearly every Trumper, right-wing pundit, and GOP propaganda organ currently asking Democrats to "apologize"for correctly reporting on Russia election interference.” (unrolled) [26]26Trump, Steele, Jeb Bush, Putin, Clinton, Obama, Papadopoulos, Mifsud Steele Dossier, Spygate, Tapes, Back ChannelsGOP, MI6, CIA, BBC, Dems, Kremlin, FBI, Mother Jones34
Talking pointsMarch 28, 2019“You need to read my book—which published *research* on the questions you feel so strongly about. I had hundreds of investigative reports from major media outlets around the world, adding up to 2,000 citations anyone can check. You had the day's GOP talking points from a producer.” [5]5Martha MacCallum, Page, Cohen, Steele, Laura Ingraham, Rep. SwalwellSteele DossierFNC, Rosneft, GOP35
Status: Trump casesMarch 28, 2019“STATUS OF TRUMP CASES - 1% to 89% PROOF OF CONSPIRACY* - 1% to 100% PROOF OF OBSTRUCTION** - 3-5 FEDERAL PROBES OF NON-CONSPIRACY COLLUSION - 0-5 COUNTERINTELLIGENCE PROBES - 15-18 OTHER PROBES *Report not seen. NatSec threat remains if proof is >10%. **Headed to Congress.” [5]5Trump, Mueller, Comey, Lester Holt, McKay CoppinsSC Investigation, Conspiracy, JournalismNBC, FBI, NatSec, Congress36
Barr letter inferenceMarch 27, 2019“One of the *only* things we know from the Barr Letter is that, by reporting he found substantial evidence of an impeachable crime (Obstruction) but declining to make a prosecutorial decision, Mueller put a case file rumored to be in the seven figures (of pages) in Congress's lap.” [7]7Laura Ingraham, Abramson, Barr, Mueller, RosensteinMueller Report, SC Investigation, Barr Letter, ImpeachmentDems, Congress, FNC37
Dark Web SummerMarch 26, 2019“W[P (my emphasis): "If collusion means what Mueller reasonably took it to mean—an 'agreement,' 'tacit or express,' with the Russians to interfere with the election, or, in effect, a conspiracy—it was always virtually unimaginable that collusion, *so defined*, would ever be found."” [3]3Schmitz, Smith, Flynn, Conway, Clovis, Bannon, Stone, Corsi, CredicoHacked emails, Clinton kompromat, Russian CyberattackGRU38
Conway gets itMarch 26, 2019“W[P (my emphasis): "If collusion means what Mueller reasonably took it to mean—an 'agreement,' 'tacit or express,' with the Russians to interfere with the election, or, in effect, a conspiracy—it was always virtually unimaginable that collusion, *so defined*, would ever be found."” [3]3Mueller, George Conway, TrumpMueller Report, SC Investigation, Barr Letter, ConspiracyWaPo, IRA, GRU39
ClarificationMarch 26, 2019“Just a clarification: Mueller found no chargeable conspiracy—and then looked at "coordination" under a definition identical to conspiracy. If, for instance, Trump was being bribed for his foreign policy—a collusive act—we'll find out (if at all) from one of the 20 pending probes.” [5]5Mueller, Trump, Ari Melber, Barr, Barrack, Nader, Flynn, Gates, Broidy, KushnerMueller Report, Barr Letter, Bribery, Grand Bargain, Mideast Nuclear Deal, Treaon, ImpeachmentMSNBC, EDNY40
3 key legal termsMarch 26, 2019“(THREAD) The inability of U.S. journalists to understand three key legal terms—PROOF, INDICTMENT, and CONVICTION—is making discussion of the Barr Letter and the entire Trump-Russia investigation *impossible*. I'll try to remedy the problem here. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [51]51Trump, Barr, Mueller, Rosenstein, Kim Strassel, Maddow, SchiffMueller Report, Barr Letter, Legal, Proof of Collusion, ImpeachmentMSNBC, IRA, GRU, GOP, Congress41
Playboy interviewMarch 25, 2019“"Abramson [looks like] a regional manager for a call-center chain....[but] as with the best normcores, his rejection of style reflects its own punk defiance." My 8,000-word @ Playboy interview is up—and I suspect it'll surprise many. Hope you'll pass it on.” [8]8Abramson, Virginia Heffernan, Beto O'Rourke, Clinton, Obama, TrumpProof of Collusion, JournalismPlayboy, indiewire, Amazon, UNH, Dartmouth, University of Wisconsin, Harvard Law, The Atlantic, Vox, Daily Beast, Newsweek42
The Barr LetterMarch 25, 2019“(THREAD) The already-infamous "Barr Letter" is a deeply dishonest and misleading document that richly deserves methodical public evisceration by committed journalists. So I hope you'll read on and retweet this "live" dismantling of the Trump-Russia probe's worst political hitjob.” (The Barr Letter) [39]39Barr, Trump, Mueller, Graham, Feinstein, Nadler, Collins, Putin, Trump Jr., GiulianiThe Barr Letter, Mueller Report, SC Investigation, Russian collusion, Russian Sanctions, Russian Psy-Ops, Russian CyberAttack, Impeachment, Treason, Bribery, Conspiracy, Cover-Up, Favorite, Trump Tower Moscow DealThe Barr Letter ListThe Barr Letter Top PickDOJ, SJC, HJC, IRA, GRU, FSB, GOP, Dems, Daily Beast, Congress43
Avenatti chargesMarch 25, 2019“"The Central District of California said he also defrauded a bank by submitting false tax returns to obtain loans." Oh, you mean what Donald Trump has been doing for years? When does *that* indictment happen? Asking for an anxious nation.” [3]3Trump, Geoffrey Berman, Avenatti, Giuliani Avenatti ChargesSDNY, CDC, Hill, GOP44
That's coming soonMarch 25, 2019“As I said yesterday, the first thing that'll happen will be the unraveling of the early reporting we heard yesterday on Obstruction. That's now occurred. The second thing that'll happen is the unraveling of the early reporting we heard yesterday on collusion. That's coming soon.” [8]8Mueller, Barr, TrumpMueller Report, Impeachment, Barr LetterCongress, Daily Beast, IRA, GRU45
Reality dawningMarch 24, 2019“Remember the midterms? When the early returns had people questioning whether it'd be a bad night for the Democrats, but by the time the sun came up the next day, things looked very different? That's what today is: confusion and misunderstanding, followed by a dawning realization.” [2]2Barr, Mueller, TrumpMueller Report, Barr LetterCongress, Dems46
Public challengeMarch 24, 2019“Public challenge: Find a news article or a thread by someone with a verified Twitter account that accuses Trump of striking a secret agreement with the IRA or GRU prior to the disinformation campaign run by the former or the hacking campaign run by the latter. You won't find it.” (unrolled) [11]11Trump, Rosenstein, Barr, Wolf Blitzer, Shimon Prokupecz, Mueller, GiulianiMueller Report, Barr LetterIRA, GRU, NPR, BBC, Congress, Dems, CNN47
The Barr SummaryMarch 24, 2019“(THREAD) The Barr Summary—a very different document from the Mueller Report—is being woefully misread by media. It doesn't import what media is suggesting it does. Lawyers are welcome to comment on this thread as I report the Summary accurately. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [32]32Barr, Mueller, Trump, Rosenstein, Trump Jr., Prince, Ivanka, Giuliani, Pence, Sessions, Rep. Heck, Agalarov, Rozov, Vekselberg, Deripaska, Firtash, Sater, Kilimnik, Boyarkin, Akhmetshin, Joe ScarboroughMueller Report, Barr Letter, Impeachment, Russian Sanctions, Quid Pro Quo, Impeachment, Russian CollusionCongress, IRA, MSNBC, CNN, GRU, MFA48
Not investigated?March 24, 2019“How long will it be before someone on television realizes that *all the accusations of collusion* that were coming from Trump critics for years involved Trump selling U.S. foreign policy for personal wealth... ...and it turns out that that's not what Mueller investigated at all?” [7]7Trump, Mueller, Jesus Christ, BarrMueller Report, Barr Letter, JournalismIRA, GOP49
Nonsense phraseMarch 24, 2019“This is what we let them do by being so unsophisticated about how we discuss collusion: we've let Fox News' "good" journalists just add the word "criminal" to collusion to create a nonsense phrase that requires a much higher standard than what we've been talking about: collusion.” [5]5Chris Wallace, Nadler, TrumpJournalism, Legal, Mueller Report, Barr LetterFNC, Hill50
Wasn't no collusionMarch 24, 2019“Reporting establishes that Trump's campaign manager sold a known Kremlin spy proprietary internal campaign polling data and an offer of private briefings on Trump's foreign policy deliberations for $2.4 million. We'll see what Mueller found—but it certainly wasn't "no collusion."” (unrolled) [16]16Trump, Mueller, Manafort, ClintonPolling Data, SC Investigation, Mueller Report, Barr Letter, Russia collusion, Conspiracy, Trump-Putin chats, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Back Channels, Hacked Emails, Russian Cyberattack, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Russia Sanctions, RNC Platform ChangeKremlin, SCO, Twitter, NatSec, RNC51
Putin's 3 PlansMarch 23, 2019“(IMPORTANT) Putin had three plans for getting US sanctions dropped. 1) TRUMP ORG. Putin enticed Trump with deals. Mueller looked at this. 2) UKRAINE. The "peace deal" passed to Cohen. Still being looked at. 3) MIDDLE EAST MARSHALL PLAN. The story of this is just coming to light.” (unrolled) [13]13Putin, Trump, Cohen, Flynn, Sater, Sessions, Kislyak, Manafort, Kilimnik, MuellerRussia Sanctions, Peace Deal, Middle East Marshall Plan, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Back Channels, Kislyak Contacts, Grand Bargain, Russian Election Interference, SC InvestigationTrump Org, Kremlin, GOP, EDNY, EDVA, USAO-DC52
Does media realize?March 23, 2019“Does media realize that the EDVA investigation into Tom Barrack, Mike Flynn (cooperating), Rick Gates (cooperating), and others secretly lobbying Trump to collude with the Saudis, Emiratis, and Russians on nuclear tech in the Middle East is a Trump-Russia collusion investigation?” [4]4Barrack, Flynn, Gates, Trump, Kushner, Melissa McCarthy, Sean Spicer, GodRussian Collusion, Grand Bargain, Flynn Plea, Gates Plea, Russia SanctionsSNL53
Before the summaryMarch 23, 2019“(THREAD) *Right now*—in the hours before we see Attorney General Barr's summary of what Mueller sent him yesterday—all Americans *must* understand the counterintelligence component of Mueller's investigation. It's vital to our national security. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [41]41Barr, Mueller, Rangappa, Josh Campbell, Mrs. McKendry, Trump, Comey, Manafort, Kilimnik, Kushner, Khashoggi, MBS, Putin, Kian, Trump Jr., Prince, Gates, FlynnLegal, Manafort Plea Deal, Polling Data, Khashoggi Murder, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Russia Sanctions, Gates Plea, Flynn Plea, Stone Indictment, Prince Testimony, Trump Jr. Testimony, JournalismNatSec, FBI, CIA, Kremlin, WH, Hill, HJC, Congress, HPSCI, SSCI, WhatsApp54
Sounds of MuellerMarch 22, 2019“Does this sound like Mueller to anyone? Not to me. (1) Mueller told Corsi he'd indict him if he didn't cut a deal. (2) Mueller explained to Corsi both the indictment and the deal. (3) Corsi gave Mueller the middle finger—and he did it on YouTube. (4) Mueller didn't indict Corsi.” [8]8Mueller, Corsi, Flynn, Miller, Stone, Ivanka, Kushner, NaderMueller Report, SC Investigation, Corsi Draft Indictment, Flynn Plea, Stone Indictment, Nader PleaYoutube55
Should only a sliverMarch 22, 2019“What I can commit to, in light of the chance we'll only see a sliver of the intel Mueller uncovered, is that if you read Proof of Collusion, then Proof of Conspiracy, you'll know more about what Trump, his family, and his aides did than anyone outside DOJ.” () [21]21Mueller, Trump, Manafort, Gates, Flynn, Kushner, Cohen, Nader, Matthew RosenbergProof of Collusion, Proof of Conspiracy, Impeachment, Gates Plea, Flynn Plea, Cohen Plea, Nader Immunity Deal, Mueller Report, SC InvestigationDOJ, Amazon, Congress, CNN, NYT56
Report deliveredMarch 22, 2019“(THREAD) BREAKING NEWS: Mueller has sent a report to DOJ that DOJ is representing is "comprehensive" and will shortly be publicly summarized. A lot of the reporting surrounding this major event is *wrong*—so I'll try to report things accurately. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [21]21Mueller, Mike Myers, Linda Richman, Stone, Gates, Flynn, Kian, Butina, Cohen, Manafort, Schiff, Trump Jr., Kushner, Trump, Prince, Neal Katyal, IvankaMueller Report, SC Investigation, Stone Indictment, Gates Plea, Flynn Plea, Congressional Testimony, Journalism, Grand Bargain, Prince Testimony, Trump Jr. Testimony, Proof of Collusion, Proof of Conspiracy, Nader Immunity DealDOJ, SCO, SNL, Congress, SDNY, EDVA, DC, NYCDA, NYAG, Main Justice, FBI, CIA, HPSCI 57
One bribery caseMarch 15, 2019“(THREAD) The Trump campaign investigation is largely a *bribery* investigation; so is the transition investigation; so is the inauguration investigation; so is the administration investigation. It's the *same man* being bribed by the *same nations* in each case. It's *one case*.” (unrolled) [19]19Bribery, SC Investigation, Grand Bargain, Gates Plea, Stone Indictment, Prince Testimony, Trump Jr. Testimony, Flynn Plea, JournalismDOJ, ABC, Congress58
Ongoing probesMarch 15, 2019“BREAKING: Flynn Info Being Used in Ongoing Criminal Probes "The ongoing probes are unrelated to Flynn's Turkish lobbying case, raising the possibility that they involve Flynn's ties to the Trump campaign, transition, administration or Russian government."” [7]7Flynn, Trump, MuellerMueller Report, SC Investigation, JournalismCNN, EDVA, SDNY, NYAG, DC, NYDA59
Levels of ProofMarch 15, 2019“We should clarify that at the beginning of an investigation there's proof of criminal activity at a reasonable suspicion or probable cause level—depending on if it's an investigayive stop or an actual/intended seizure of a person/property—but not proof beyond a reasonable doubt.” [8]8Mariotti, Mueller, Comey, TrumpLegal60
Personal noteMarch 15, 2019“On a personal note, to readers, I want to say this: every time all of major media declares Mueller is done and I dissent because my research says they're wrong, it's terrifying to be an independent journalist in that position. It'd be so much easier to just *agree* with everyone.” [7]7Mueller, Dilanian, Abramson, Cuomo, Gates, Manafort, WeissmannJournalism, Mueller Report, SC InvestigationCNN, NBC61
QuestionsMarch 14, 2019“(THREAD) IF THE MUELLER REPORT GOES TO DOJ TOMORROW This thread lists all the questions that no reporter predicting the imminent completion of Mueller's work can answer. Indeed, these questions are never asked of anyone—so I'm asking them now. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [28]28Mueller, Gates, Flynn, Nader, Prince, Kushner, Bannon, Flynn, MBS, Zamel, Corsi, Stone, Ivanka, Manafort, Cohen, Papadopoulos, Butina, Erickson, Dilanian, Rosenstein, Weissmann, BarrMueller Report, SC Investigation, Journalism, Gates Sentence, Gate Plea, Manafort Plea, Flynn Plea, Nader Immunity, Indictments, Papadopoulos Sentence, Prince Testimony, Butina Plea, Manafort-Kilimnik Polling DataDOJ, Congress, NBC, FBI62
Nader liabilityMarch 13, 2019“(NOTE) In March 2018, the NYT reported that George Nader had been granted immunity by Mueller—suggesting Nader had CRIMINAL liability. Look at the quote below, and remember that Erik Prince LIED TO CONGRESS about an August 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Nader, Don Jr., and others.” [5]5Nader, Prince, Trump, Trump Jr., MuellerNader Immunity, Prince Testimony, Zamel Meeting, Trump Tower Moscow DealNYT, Congress63
Dems' flawed logicMarch 13, 2019“DEMS' IMPEACHMENT LOGIC 1) POTUS can't be charged with a crime. 2) For non-high crimes/misdemeanors, POTUS is above the law. 3) For high crimes/misdemeanors, the remedy is impeachment. 4) Impeachment must be bipartisan. 5) Therefore, Republicans decide if Trump is above the law.” [4]4TrumpImpeachmentDems, GOP64
Commutate/PardonMarch 13, 2019“I'm here emphasizing two key elements of the DOJ guidelines on commutations and pardons (via the DOJ website): (1) Commutations can reduce or end fines—and Manafort faces millions and millions in fines. (2) Pardons aren't supposed to be used the way Trump is apparently planning.” [2]2Trump, ManafortManafort Sentence, Pardon, LegalDOJ65
New IndictmentMarch 13, 2019“BREAKING: Paul Manafort Was Just INDICTED in Manhattan (NEW Indictment)” [5]5Manafort, Vance, Trump, Mueller, Elie HonigManafort NY Indictment, PardonNBC, NYDA66
DC SentenceMarch 13, 2019“BREAKING: Trump Campaign Manager Manafort Receives Sentence: Count 1: 60 months, with 30 months concurrent to EDVA sentence Count 2: 13 months, to run to consecutive to Count 1 and EDVA sentence Upshot: 43 MONTHS (ADDED to Manafort's 47-month EDVA sentence). (h/t @ ZoeTillman)” (unrolled) [14]14Manafort, Zoe Tillman, Trump, CohenManafort DC Sentence, Pardon, Manafort EDVA Sentence, Cohen SentenceEDVA, DC67
Which, pray tell?March 12, 2019“The question every lawyer who goes on TV in the next day should be ready to answer is this one: if Michael Flynn gave extraordinary cooperation to Mueller, which is what Mueller has said in court filings... ...pray tell, which indictment that we've already seen did he help with?” [6]6Flynn, Mueller, RafiekianFlynn Plea, Indictment, Flynn Sentence, Testimony68
Mueller agreesMarch 12, 2019“For a long time, I and a group of attorneys said that just because someone is sentenced, it doesn't mean Mueller isn't willing to call them as a witness later on. Some other attorneys said otherwise: sentencing means no later use of the witness. Mueller just agreed with my group.” [6]6Mueller, Flynn, Gates, PapadopoulosFlynn Plea, Flynn Sentence, Gates Plea, Papadopoulos Plea, Papadopoulos Sentence69
For the recordMarch 12, 2019“For the record, put me on the side of *opposing* impeachment until we have a full Mueller report in the hands of the pubic, a full slate of public hearings with key scandal figures testifying under oath, and a full accounting of the scope of Trump's high crimes and misdemeanors.” [7]7Mueller, Pelosi, Trump, SteyerImpeachmentHill, Dems, House70
Financed thru SeptMarch 11, 2019“BREAKING NEWS (Reuters): Mueller Probe Financed Through September” (unrolled) [11]11Mueller, Trump, Barr, Dilanian, Whitaker, BhararaSC Investigation, Mueller Report, AG Moves, JournalismReuters, NBC, DOJ, Congress71
Provable cover-upMarch 11, 2019“(IMPORTANT) Thirteen months ago, NBC News reported that Trump was privately telling friends that the only way Mueller could hurt him is if Manafort "flipped" on him and "sold him out." This means *any* move toward a pardon of Manafort is *provably* a criminal cover-up of a crime.” [3]3Trump, Mueller, ManafortPardon, Manafort SentenceNBC72
Wrong, wrong …March 11, 2019“1) A few journalists claim, in December, that DOJ will have Mueller's final report by mid-February—though 6 identical prior reports were wrong. 2) This one ends up being wrong, too. 3) It's mid-March and media still leads every story with, "Mueller's about to issue his report..."” [4]4Mueller, PelosiMueller Report, Impeachment, JournalismDOJ, MSNBC, Newsweek73
Are facts immaterial?March 11, 2019“Kind of feels like a waste of 1 year and 10 months of Democrats saying, "let's get all the facts, first" Apparently Nancy Pelosi has decided that the facts are immaterial At least until America learns that they're very much not, which we will soon enough” [5]5Pelosi, TrumpImpeachmentDems, WaPo74
MORE, not less!March 10, 2019“(1 of 3) I'm going to unpack everything wrong with this clip. First, and most importantly, the August 2016 Trump Tower meeting is NOT of "less significance" than the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, it is of MORE significance.” [6]6Schiff, Prince, Trump, Trump Jr., Miller, Nader, Zamel, Mueller,Zamel Meeting, I Love It Meeting, Russian Collusion, Grand Bargain, JournalismNBC, Congress75
Mucky MeadowsMarch 9, 2019“Hey @ MarkMeadows, what did Erik Prince and your pal @ DevinNunes discuss at their meeting before Prince testified before Congress that caused Prince to perjure himself? Did Nunes suborn perjury—or was Prince always planning on committing perjury and Nunes hid it? And did you help?” [7]7Meadows, Prince, Nunes, Schiff, Cohen, Trump, Trump Jr., JordanCohen Testimony, Prince Testimony, Zamel MeetingCongress, CBS, Twitter, HPSCI, WH76
Blow whistles now!March 9, 2019“I'm going to tell you now the chief thing I've learned from many months of research for my forthcoming book Proof of Conspiracy: Jared Kushner is now the greatest domestic danger to America. And many former US government officials know for a fact that what I've just said is true.” [8]8Kushner, Cheney, George W. Bush, Trump, Manafort, Tillerson, Putin, Mueller, IvankaManafort Sentence, Clearance Nepotism77
Prince & Jr. liesMarch 9, 2019“I think people better understand now why I spent so much time tweeting about Proof of Collusion. All of this is in that book, which came out last November. I wanted as many people as possible to find out *then* what Prince and Trump Jr. lied about, rather than waiting until now.” [3]3Prince, Trump Jr., Mueller, Dilanian, TrumpProof of Collusion, Zamel Meeting, Prince Testimony, Trump Jr. TestimonyCongress78
ShockwavesMarch 8, 2019“A sign of the shockwaves coming. Every American should watch this video and remember the face of the criminal who appears in it. And make careful note of all the *countries* mentioned in the clip: they're the "stars" of my forthcoming book, Proof of Conspiracy (Macmillan, 2019).” [5]5Prince, Trump, Trump Jr., Zamel, Nader, MuellerGrand Bargain, Foreign Election AssistanceYoutube79
No reason at allMarch 7, 2019“While I remain optimistic that Judge Jackson will next week give Paul Manafort a hefty consecutive sentence (up to 10 years), the reality is that Judge Ellis issued a *substantial* downward adjustment from the sentencing guidelines today, and gave no reason at *all* for doing so.” [5]5Judge Jackson, Manafort, Judge Ellis, MuellerManafort Sentence80
Pardon perspectivesMarch 7, 2019“So @ RepSpeier has it exactly right—the way most people took Cohen's Congressional testimony, he said before Congress that, in all his face-to-face contacts with Trump, he never asked him (directly) for a pardon. The report we have now is that his lawyers looked into it with Rudy.” [4]4Speier, Cohen, Trump, Giuliani, Omar, AcostaCohen Testimony, Pardon, JournalismCNN, Congress, Dems81
Rudy's CostelloMarch 6, 2019“Now that we're talking about Rudy Giuliani pal Robert J. Costello, I'd note that he is the same NYC FBI/SDNY-connected Robert J. Costello referred to in this case (excerpt below), decided just a few months ago: Bergrin v. Kelner, 2018 NY Slip Op 51721” [3]3Giuliani, Robert J. Costello, Bergrin, Kelner, TrumpTrue Pundit HoaxFBI, SDNY82
Today is March 6March 6, 2019“Can someone get @ KenDilanianNBC to release the final Mueller report that was submitted to DOJ back on February 14? Or did that...not happen? {checks notes} Sorry about that, looks like it was just BS from unreliable Trump-camp sources—as I told Ken at the time. Today is March 6.” (unrolled) [11]11Dilanian, Mueller, Trump, Dershowitz, Stone, BarrSC Investigation, Mueller Report, Journalism, Stone IndictmentNBC, DOJ, WaPo, Congress83
Disloyal AmericanMarch 6, 2019“The day will come when a majority of us will say, with clarity, that Mitch McConnell acted in a manner fundamentally disloyal to the United States of America when Obama told him America was under attack by the Russians and could he please inform the country and McConnell said no.” [3]3McConnell, ObamaRussia CyberAttack, Russia Election InterferenceSCOTUS, GOP84
Proof of ConspiracyMarch 5, 2019“PROOF OF CONSPIRACY, the first book on Trump's six-nation pre-election collusion—the "grand bargain"—is now available for PREORDER from St. Martin's Press. You can find it at Amazon, B&N, and iTunes. Whatever you think you know, this book *will* shock you.” [3]3Abramson, Trump, Mueller, Nader, MBS, MBZ, PutinProof of Conspiracy, Grand BargainAmazon, B&N, iTunes, St. Martin's Press85
Remember? No?March 5, 2019“Hey, remember all the indictments resulting from the Benghazi probe the Republican Party loved so much it made it its chief business for 2+ years? Neither do I. Anyway, here are the 199 criminal charges Mueller has brought in 21 months:” [1]1MuellerSC InvestigationAxios86
Liquid logicMarch 5, 2019“Every time Trump tweets about "Clinton's collusion with Russia," understand what he's saying: that contrary to the assessment of all U.S. intelligence agencies, Putin wanted *Clinton* to win, so he directed Kremlin agents to assist a British spy in taking down Trump via a dossier” [7]7Clinton, Trump, Putin, Mueller, Steele, Jordan, BigFootSteele Dossier, Disinformation CampaignFBI, Kremlin87
Left danglingMarch 4, 2019“BREAKING NEWS: "[Trump attorney Rudy] Giuliani left open the possibility that the president could grant Mr. Cohen [a pardon] in the future"” (unrolled) [11]11Trump, Giuliani, CohenPardon, Cohen Testimony, Tapes, ImpeachmentCongress, WSJ88
81 PersonsMarch 4, 2019“(THREAD) This thread is a guided tour of the 81 PERSONS from whom the House Judiciary Committee is now seeking documents in contemplation of possible impeachment proceedings down the line. These names tell us much about where Congress is headed. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [33]33Flynn Jr., Kislyak, Flynn, Fabrizio, Kilimnik, Manafort, Birnbaum, Netanyahu, Tait, Smith, Bannon, Clovis, Conway, Clinton, Barrack, Putin, Trump, Nunberg, Stone, McFarlane, McFarland, Erickson, Butina, Calamari, Sater, Eric Trump, Kaiser, Assange, Graff, Caputo, Corallo, Credico, Akhmetshin, Trump Jr., Page, Lewandowski, McGahn, Pecker, Prince, Papadopoulos, Hicks, Kushner, Cohen, Priebus, Gates, Goldstone, Spicer, Parscale, Nix, Nader, Gordon, Davidson, Daniels, McDougal, Sessions, Comey, Szobocsan, Maloni, Sekulow, Schmitz, Zamel, Deripaska, Rybka, Kellogg, Phares, Garten, Weisselberg, Lieberman, Wheatkabdm Donaldson, Burnham, Dillon, Passantino, Malloch, Farage, BossertHJC Investigation, Kislyak contacts, Back Channels, Russia Sanctions, Foreign Election Interference, Clinton kompromat, emails, Mideast Nuclear Deal, Quid-Pro-Quo, Trump kompromat, WikiLeaks Leaks, I Love It Meeting, WikiLeaks communications, Proof of Collusion, Proof of Conspiracy, Stormy Liaisons, Hush Money, Trump Tower Moscow Deals, RNC Platform ChangeHJC, Congress, Kremlin, GOP, NRA, Trump Org, CA, WikiLeaks, Guardian, DOJ, FBI, Flynn Intel Group, Trump Foundation, Campaign, Transition, Frontier Services Group, Columbus Nova, AMI, NatSec, SCL Group89
The job he wantedMarch 1, 2019“On 4 occasions Cohen said, under oath, that "the job he wanted" (and got) was being personal attorney for the President of the United States. @ PreetBharara, you've here retweeted a tweet that falsely says "Cohen denied aspiring to work for Trump during testimony before Congress."” [7]7Cohen, Bharara, Trump, CuomoCohen TestimonyWashington Examiner, Congress, WH, CNS News, CNN90
Is this a joke?March 1, 2019“Is this a joke? A fraud? It falsely lists the Mueller Report as being available to the public on March 26, and falsely represents that we know now—which we don't—whether any of the report will be public. I'm surprised Amazon is allowing this obvious scam.” (unrolled) [13]13Mueller, Trump, Epstein, Dershowitz, BarrSC Investigation, Mueller Report, Fake News, journalismAmazon, DOJ, WaPo91
On impeachmentFebruary 28, 2019“(1 of 3) But @ JoshuaMatz8, in fact 40% of the country is *not* "demanding" impeachment. Pollsters reach out to voters and ask them if they think the facts made public thus far warrant impeachment, which (as a matter of law) they do. So 40% answering "yes" when asked is admirable.” [8]8Matz, Abramson, Bill Clinton, Tribe, RubinImpeachmentDems, Congress92
Please connectFebruary 28, 2019“MEDIA, please make these connections: (1) Cohen met Mueller's team—7 times—for many hours. (2) Based on cooperation deal, Mueller believes Cohen now. (3) Cohen says Stone was Trump-WikiLeaks intermediary. (4) Mueller is charging Stone with crimes. (5) Russia probe far from over.” [3]3Cohen, Mueller, Stone, TrumpWikiLeaks Communication, Russian Collusion, Cohen Testimony, journalismWikiLeaks93
Steele revisitedFebruary 28, 2019“So, @ KenDilanianNBC with a false statement: "Cohen testified he'd never been to Prague or met with Russians in Europe—refuting a key allegation by a former British intel officer whose dossier sketched out a Trump-Russian conspiracy." Steele had "raw intel" and made 0 allegations.” (unrolled) [11]11Dilanian, Cohen, Steele, TrumpBack Channels, Prague, Steele Dossier, Journalism, Cohen TestimonyNBC, McClatchy, MI694
Where's fixation?February 28, 2019“I'm confused. After we learned that the Bush Administration lied about WMDs, progressives loudly demanded impeachment. With Trump, Democrats mention it *far* less—though the evidence for it is *far* greater. I mention it in maybe one of every 400 tweets. Where is this "fixation"?” [5]5Bush, Trump, Laurence Tribe, Joshua Matz, Jennifer RubinImpeachment, JournalismAtlantic, Dems95
Tower confirmedFebruary 28, 2019“The Trump-Russia collusion Trump's critics decry has always been Trump's participation in a tower-for-sanctions quid pro quo. Cohen yesterday confirmed the tower part 100%, and Congress wasn't allowed to ask about his minor participation in the sanctions—Ukraine peace deal—piece.” [7]7Trump, CohenTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Ukraine Peace Deal, Russian sanctions, Russian collusion, Hacked emails, Legal, Cohen testimonyCongress96
InstantaneouslyFebruary 27, 2019“There are *so* many great analysts on television now, so I'm sad that Michael Isikoff is getting the play he is. I don't know if his research is stale or what, but I have not heard a single statement from him about Trump's legal liability that I couldn't refute *instantaneously*.” [4]4Isikoff, Trump, Stormy Daniels, Cohen, Chris Cuomo, Mueller, CummingsHush Money, Stormy Liaison, Tapes, Cohen Testimony, JournalismCongress97
The Prague ?February 27, 2019“EITHER (1) McClatchy DC is correct (as it has often been in its Trump-Russia reporting) and Cohen is lying; OR (2) people are misreading the McClatchy DC report, which only intimates that Cohen's *phone* was in Prague on the given date (thus linking up with the Steele Dossier)” (unrolled) [17]17Cohen, Brian Stelter, Steele, Trump, SaterCohen Testimony, Steele Dossier, Back Channels, Prague, Italy, Trump Tower Moscow, Proof of Collusion, JournalismMcClatchy, WSJ, CNN, NHBA, RNC, Kremllin, 98
Cohen's testimonyFebruary 27, 2019“(1) Cohen spoke of "collusion" per Team Trump's narrow definition—conspiracy to commit computer crimes with advance knowledge of hacking. His answer was unsurprising. (2) Phone evidence may well place his phone in Prague, and not him. (3) No one ever said Cohen knew of sex tapes.” [3]3Cohen, Trump, Ryan Goodlaw, Melania TrumpCohen Testimony99
Statement highlightsFebruary 27, 2018“(THREAD) This thread contains the HIGHLIGHTS of Michael Cohen's opening remarks to the House Oversight Committee. Cohen's statement may be the most damning public statement ever made about a President of the United States in American history. I hope you will read on and RETWEET.” (unrolled) [51]51Cohen, Trump, Assange, Stone, Clinton, Melania Trump, Stormy Daniels, Clifford, Obama, Trump Jr.Cohen Testimony, WikiLeaks Leaks, Hacked Emails, WikiLeaks Communications, I Love It Meeting, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Stormy Liaisons, Hush Money, Campaign Finance ViolationsHOC, House, SDNY, DNC, WikiLeaks, Congress, Dems, Forbes, Trump Foundation, WH, FedEx, IRS100
MaddeningFebruary 26, 2019“Every day in U.S. courts, state and federal prosecutors put convicts on the stand to help them prove cases because our justice system is set up to ensure they'll be honest an overwhelming percentage of the time. Only when Trump is involved do we talk as we are now—it's maddening.” (unrolled) [11]11Trump, Cohen, Bharara, Scott HechLegal, Journalism, Cohen TestimonyCongress101
Disinfo agentFebruary 26, 2019“(1 of 2) This Trump campaign-connected disinformation agent was in Tel Aviv while Papadopoulos was *also* in Tel Aviv meeting with an Israeli intel-linked man about a pro-Trump media disinformation campaign. When Wohl went after Mueller, he said he was connected to Israeli intel.” [6]6Trump, Wohl, Papadopoulos, Mueller, Cass, Shai ArbelBack Channels, Israel, Disinformation Campaign, SC Investigation, Fake NewsUSA Today, Times of Israel102
PASS IT ONFebruary 26, 2019“PASS IT ON: former Trump attorney Michael Cohen's public testimony on Wednesday (2/27) before the House Oversight Committee begins at *10AM EST*.” [2]2Trump, CohenCohen TestimonyHOC, House, Congress103
In plain sightFebruary 25, 2019“Story after story after story—in the Associated Press, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and elsewhere—is adopting the tagline for PROOF OF COLLUSION, which is the idea (derided as recently as 6 months ago but no longer) that collusion is in "plain sight."” [2]2MuellerProof of Collusion, JournalismAP, WaPo, Vanity Fair104
Less than 7February 25, 2019“HOURS OF QUESTIONING BY MUELLER'S TEAM Kushner: "less than 7" Bannon: "dozens" Anyone who follows the Trump-Russia case closely knows there's something very odd about this. For example, there's no *way* Bannon was only being questioned about Obstruction.” [4]4Kushner, Bannon, Trump, Mueller, Andrew Goldstein, Flynn, WolffNYT105
Many ways wrongFebruary 25, 2019“This is wrong in so many ways. I'll give you the simplest example: say that the case for impeachment against Donald Trump involves the description of bad acts (but not criminal acts) by *people other than Trump*, which it *most certainly does*. How could DOJ withhold *that* info?” [3]3Rosenstein, Trump, Barr, Manafort, Gates, KilimnikSC Investigation, Mueller Report, ImpeachmentDOJ, Congress106
DOJ daintily avoidsFebruary 25, 2019“1) Don Jr. and Prince (&c) can be charged with lying to Congress—enabling DOJ to lay out the facts undergirding their lies; 2) We're in a political sphere: Trump can't accuse HRC of treason daily without evidence as his DOJ daintily avoids telling us the evidence it has on Trump.” [3]3Mueller, Trump Jr., Prince, Trump, Clinton, KatyalSC Investigation, TreasonDOJ107
Lionizing party hacksFebruary 24, 2019“The GOP has a long history of richly rewarding and even lionizing party hacks who commit crimes or other foul deeds—from Oliver North to Gordon Liddy to Katherine Harris to Ken Blackwell—it's amazing we're ever surprised when the party backs scoundrels. Its only ethos is winning.” [9]9Oliver North, Gordon Liddy, Katherine Harris, Ken Blackwell, Trump, Dick Cheney, StonePardon, Russian Collusion, Stone IndictmentGOP108
All the Prez's MenFebruary 24, 2019“I finally did it—watched ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN. It's not just that all this has happened before, but that all the conversations we're having about how this is being covered and by whom and with what response from the White House and under what circumstances has happened before.” [6]6Woodward, Bernstein, BradleeJournalismWH109
Manafort DC filingFebruary 23, 2019“BREAKING NEWS: You can find the Manafort filing here:” (unrolled) [42]42Manafort, Mueller, Trump, Barrack, Putin, Stone, Dilanian, Kilimnik, Deripaska, Rohrabacher, Nunberg, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Gates, ClintonManafort DC Sentencing, SC Investigation, Russian Collusion, Proof of Collusion, Russian SanctionsKremlin, DOJ, NBC110
Crash courseFebruary 22, 2019“(THREAD) If—as reported by CNN, NBC, NYT, and WP—we're days or weeks from Mueller delivering a report on Trump-Russia collusion to DOJ, America needs a crash course in some basic concepts to understand what's happening. I try to offer that here. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [76]76Trump, Mueller, Burr, Olivia Gazis, Bill Clinton, Corsi, Manafort, Stone, Erickson, Butina, Epstein, Cohen, Trump Jr., Prince, Gates, Kilimnik, Flynn, NaderLegal, Impeachment, SSCI Investigation, Russian Collusion, Stone Indictment, Manafort Indictment, Erickson Indictment, Cohen Indictment, Trump Jr. Testimony, Prince Testimony, Gates Plea, Flynn Plea, Nader PleaLegal ListLegal Top PickCNN, NBC, NYT, WaPo, DOJ, Reuters, SSCI, CBS, Congress, Senate, GOP111
Unpacking the newsFebruary 20, 2019“(THREAD) BREAKING: CNN says "AG Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of Mueller's Russia probe—with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller's confidential report." I unpack the news in this thread.” (unrolled) [33]33Barr, Mueller, Williams, Bharara, Butina, Erickson, Manafort, Corsi, Prince, Trump Jr., Barrack, Flynn, GatesSC Investigation, Mueller Report, AG Moves, Stone Indictment, Erickson Indictment, Corsi Indictment, Prince Testimony, Trump Jr. Testimony, Flynn Plea, Gates Plea, Proof of ConspiracyCNN, Congress, DOJ, NBC, SDNY, EDVA, DC, MSNBC, Wikistrat, Psy-Group, CIA, Twitter112
Into the JetstreamFebruary 20, 2019“Lately I've started getting direct messages calling me an "enemy of the people." Trump is putting this nonsense into the jetstream, and his less sophisticated followers are beginning to hate in the way he hates and use rhetoric in the way he uses rhetoric, if they didn't already.” (unrolled) [12]12TrumpHate rhetoric, JournalismSenate, Congress113
Just our speculationFebruary 20, 2019“I finally watched that Pete Williams clip from yesterday in which he discusses on MSNBC his "reporting" that Mueller will deliver a report to DOJ in the next week or two. Those who told me about it did not *also* specify that Williams clearly says, "this is just our speculation."” [4]4Pete Williams, Mueller, Rosenstein, BarrSC Investigation, Mueller Report, AG MovesMSNBC, DOJ114
Totally unlike himFebruary 19, 2019“In his defense, folks, it would be *totally unlike him* to call someone a "loser"” [8]8McCabe, TrumpPolitico, Twitter115
Already done?February 19, 2019“Just 5 weeks after Mueller extended his Trump-Russia grand jury for 6 months—and just days after we learned Mueller has subpoenaed a Cambridge Analytica executive—a certain MSNBC reporter is implying Mueller's report is already done and was submitted to the Department of Justice.” (unrolled) [11]11Mueller, Trump, Barr, Prince, Bannon, Kushner, Trump Jr.SC Investigation, Mueller Report, AG MovesMSNBC, Cambridge Analytica, DOJ, NBC116
"treasonous" "coup"February 18, 2019“This is really important: is everyone processing that, across two tweets today—considered official presidential statements—the President of the United States falsely accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice of secretly plotting a "treasonous" "coup"?” [8]8Trump, McCabe, Rosenstein, BonginoTreason, Russian Collusion, SC InvestigationFBI, DOJ, Congress117
"Resistance" blocFebruary 18, 2019“Clint, I think Trump knew *exactly* what he was talking about. See my comments on the pro-Trump "Resistance" bloc in the NYC office of the FBI during the Clinton probe and through Election Day, which provably worked in tandem (illegally) with Trump aides:” [4]4Clint Watts, Trump, McCabe, Clinton, Lynch, Giuliani, DiGenova, Comey, HorowitzTrue Pundit Hoax, Clinton kompromat, emailsNYFO, FBI, NPR, NYT, Daily Caller118
McCabe interviewFebruary 18, 2019“(THREAD) What can we learn from CBS's interview with lifelong Republican and former FBI Acting Director Andy McCabe? A lot. In this thread I break down some of the major revelations—including a few I suspect you won't find elsewhere. I hope you'll read on and consider retweeting.” (unrolled) [103]103McCabe, Comey, Horowitz, Hillary Clinton, DiGenova, Giuliani, Prince, Trump, Sessions, Rosenstein, Nunes, Lester Holt, Dershowitz, Jill McCabe, Bill Clinton, Strzok, Mueller, WeinerTrue Pundit Hoax, Clinton kompromat, emails, Comey Firing, McCabe Firing, Russian Collusion, Impeachment, 25th Amendment, SC InvestigationCBS, FBI, NYFO, NYPD, GOP, NatSec, Judicial Watch, Congress, NBC, DOJ, Cabinet, Kremlin, Dems, Senate, Chicago Tribune, Washington Monthly, WSJ119
600K reflectionsFebruary 16, 2019“(THREAD) As this feed hits 600K followers, I've had cause to reflect on the ethos—philosophy—behind the work I've tried to do here as a lawyer, former criminal investigator, educator, author and curatorial journalist. I hope you'll read on if you're interested in what I've found.” (unrolled) [29]29Abramson, TrumpJournalism, Media Analysis120
On direct evidenceFebruary 14, 2019“This is *not* what "direct evidence" is. An email, text or testimony excerpt is "direct evidence" *only* if it directly supports or refutes the matter in dispute (e.g., if the defendant committed the crime charged). This wildly broad definition makes Ken's misreporting *worse*.” (unrolled) [11]11Dilanian, Burr, Manafort, Kilimnik, Warner, Abramson, ZamelJournalism, Legal, SSCI InvestigationNBC, CBS, GOP, Dems, Senate, SSCI121
This. A 100x this.February 13, 2019“This. A hundred times this. We're in a moment when our politicians and our media need to be *educators* as well as advocates. This is the sort of thread that media outlets themselves could and should be doing when they're reporting on complex stories involving technical terms.” (unrolled) [15]15Swalwell, Burr, Trump, Warner, Kilimnik, Netanyahu, Zamel, Nader, Mueller, Birnbaum, Rybolovlev, Deripaska, Gates, Manafort, Kushner, Bannon, Prince, Flynn, Trump Jr., MBSFavorite, Legal, Journalism, RNC Platform Change, Khashoggi Murder, Disinformation, Proof of Collusion, Proof of ConspiracyLegal ListLegal Top PickPolitico, SSCI, Kremlin, RNC, New Yorker, Cambridge Analytica122
Seth's IreFebruary 13, 2019“You did this, @ KenDilanianNBC and @ Olivia_Gazis. Singlehandedly. You misreported the Burr interview by using a non-representative pull-quote contradicted by the rest of the interview and by failing to explain how evidence works. In so doing, you created domestic disinformation.” [4]4Dilanian, Gazis, Burr, Trump, Mueller, Zamel, NaderSC Investigation, SSCI, Proof of Conspiracy, JournalismNBC, SSCI123
Pitch/Fund w/RussiaFebruary 13, 2019“In 2018 my PROOF OF CONSPIRACY proposal focused on Israeli Joel Zamel not only successfully pitching the Trumps on an illegal media campaign pre-election and Saudi Arabia/UAE—via George Nader—funding it, but Russia being involved. Now this from Pulitzer Prize winner Ronan Farrow:” (unrolled) [11]11Zamel, Trump, Trump Jr., Nader, Ronan Farrow, Deripaska, Rybolovlev, Manafort, Kilimnik, BurrRussia Collusion, Israel Collusion, Social Media Manipulation, Grand Bargain, Journalism, Proof of ConspiracyCBS, NBC, New Yorker124
Selling outFebruary 12, 2019“Whoa! A price drop on Amazon has just made PROOF OF COLLUSION more affordable than ever. Check it out if you want a Trump-Russia primer.” [3]3Trump, AbramsonProof of CollusionNYT, Kirkus, Amazon125
Playing cardsFebruary 12, 2019“Make no mistake—major-media news reports confirm Mueller's probe is turning toward a finding of Trump campaign collusion with Israeli business intel companies working in conjunction with Netanyahu's government, so Trump is suddenly playing the pro-Israel card quite strategically.” [4]4Trump, Ilhan Omar, Netanyahu, MuellerIsraeli CollusionCSPAN, Congress126
It's about AmericaFebruary 12, 2019“One of the first things I ever wrote about the Trump-Russia scandal is that as Trump is not a real Republican, it's not partisan to use expert legal analysis or even political analysis to call him to account for his actions. This has always been about *America*, not red or blue.” [3]3Trump, Dilanian, PenceNBC, GOP127
No "direct" evidenceFebruary 12, 2019“When you read that a Congressional committee hasn't yet found "direct evidence" of something, understand that *all they're saying from an evidentiary standpoint* is that no one has *confessed* yet nor has any *explicit contract* been found—neither of which things anyone expected.” (unrolled) [23]23Richard Burr, Dilanian, Trump, Mueller, Flynn, Gates, Papadopoulos, Nader, PutinSSCI Investigation, Russian Collusion, Legal, Disinformation, JournalismCongress, SSCI, GOP, CBS, NBC, Senate, Kremlin128
Israel tooFebruary 11, 2019“I'm Jewish. I love my fellow Jews. I have a neutral disposition toward Israel. But I'm not a liar—and won't lie for Jews/Israel. After countless hours of research for Proof of Conspiracy, I've concluded that Israel may have sought to influence the 2016 election as much as Russia.” (unrolled) [13]13Mueller, Papadopoulos, Netanyahu, Trump, Gate, Kushner, Trump Jr., Flynn, Zamel, Kilimnik, PutinProof of Conspiracy, Social Media Manipulation, PsyOps, Russia Sanctions, Witness Tampering, Russian Collusion, Israeli CollusionIsraeli Collusion ListIsraeli Collusion Top PickBlack Cube, Wikistrat, Psy-Group, Terrogence, Inspiration, IDF, Cambridge Analytica, Google129
UNACCEPTABLEFebruary 11, 2019“This is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE. Anyone who knows the Trump-Russia case even a little bit knows that Mukasey represents Joel Zamel, one of the central figures in the ENTIRE Trump-Russia investigation. The idea that Mukasey would represent the Trumps AND Zamel is... beyond insane.” [5]5Trump, Eric Trump, Trump Jr., Ivanka, Futerfas, Mukasey, Giuliani, Zamel, Mueller, Flynn, KianSC Investigation, CollusionTrump Foundation, Wikistrat, Daily Beast130
Extortion attemptFebruary 7, 2019“I'd like to be the first to ask, "What did Trump know about the Pecker-Bezos extortion attempt, and when did he know it?" Hard to believe Trump never asked his pal Pecker if anything damaging could be found on his nemesis Bezos, given the nature of the Trump-Pecker relationship.” [6]6Trump, Pecker, Bezos, Mueller, Daniels, McDougleAMI Bezos Extortion, Stormy Liaisons, Hush Money, Zamel MeetingAMI, Amazon, WaPo, SDNY131
Burr on SSCI probeFebruary 7, 2019“(THREAD) CBS just spoke to the REPUBLICAN chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee—now entering its third year of investigating Trump-Russia ties—and what Richard Burr has to tell America should decimate any lingering skepticism about Mueller. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [52]52Trump, Burr, Dahan, Nader, Barrack, Broidy, MBS, MBZ, el-Sisi, Dershowitz, Mueller, Warner, Manafort, Kilimnik, Deripaska, Trump Jr., DilanianSSCI Investigation, Grand Bargain, SC Investigation, Russian Collusion, Russian Election Interference, Journalism, TestimonyCBS, Senate, GOP, NatSec, Dems, NATO, NBC132
Missed swathsFebruary 7, 2019“1/ The top question I'm getting is why my feed has a giant thread on the Trump Tower Moscow docs Buzzfeed just released while major media isn't on the story at all. Answer: major media has missed big swaths of the Trump-Russia story while criticizing feeds like mine that haven't.” [5]5Trump, Jill AbramsonJournalism, Trump Tower MoscowBuzzFeed, NYT, WaPo133
Insane readFebruary 6, 2019“(NOTE) If you can read these 285 pages of docs and *not* think when you're done that Trump was trading US foreign policy on Russia for money, you're a Trumpist dead-ender. I don't even say that cruelly, but sadly. What these documents signify is *insane*.” (unrolled) [25]25Trump, Sater, Cohen, Putin, Daniels, Mueller, Flynn, JFC, KostinTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Dinner With Putin, Russian Sanctions, Impeachment, Stormy Liaison, Tapes, Indictments, Conspiracy, FavoriteTower Moscow ListTower Moscow Top PickBuzzFeed, Trump Org, FBI, Kremlin, VTB134
Hard-bitten criminalFebruary 6, 2019“Having represented a couple thousand defendants, I'd say people would be surprised by how few—how *few*—defendants deem investigation of their actions illegitimate. They may not *like* it, but they generally accept that it must happen. Trump is one of the *hard-bitten* criminals.” [2]2Tribe, Schiff, Trump135
Dinner with PutinFebruary 5, 2019“This is a great summary, though a key event Buzzfeed misses is the event that likely caused Putin to for the first time quasi-endorse Trump and for Sater to tell the Trumps, in consequence, "now is the time": Trump adviser Flynn dines with Putin in Moscow in early December 2015.” [7]7Putin, Flynn, Saater, Trump, Cohen, Aras Agalarov, Emin Agalarov, ClintonTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Dinner with Putin, Hacked emails, Russian hacking, Clinton kompromat, Proof of CollusionGOP, Kremlin, BuzzFeed136
Tan misinformationFebruary 4, 2019“As @ michaelwolf says, the real face of Donald Trump "is the stuff of nightmares"” [4]4Trump, Michael WolfMisinformationWH137
Willful ignoranceFebruary 2, 2019“Everyone should understand that "willful ignorance" of a crime is NOT (I repeat NOT) a defense to aiding and abetting it under federal law. So Trump's willful ignorance of the Russian crimes he was briefed on in August 2016 is NOT (I repeat NOT) a defense.” [8]8TrumpClassified BriefingTime, Onion138
Russian golf swingFebruary 2, 2019“Wow. Trump's campaign swung toward colluding with Russia at the same moment in early 2016 Trump learned Deutsche Bank would no longer lend to him—and he'd have to keep relying on Russian banks for his golf courses (as well as two Trump Tower Moscow deals).” [2]2TrumpTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Russian collusionDeutsche Bank139
Paying down his debtFebruary 2, 2019“Putin wanted out of the pact. Trump obliged him by going first and making Putin's action seem reasonable and warranted. Another win for Putin—another loss for America. And still we can't get one Republican in D.C. to do more than frown slightly and give the dirt a desultory kick.” [2]2Putin, TrumpTrump kompromat, Trump-Putin secret talksGOP140
A spirited debateFebruary 1, 2019“(THREAD) To his credit, @ AlanDersh likes a spirited debate as much as I do. So here is "Round 2" of our debate on whether Robert Mueller is the most professional, admirable, and successful federal prosecutor of this century thus far—which he is. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” [3]3Dershowitz, Mueller, AbramsonLegal141
Three categories?February 1, 2019“In response to my thread disassembling his claim that "Mueller crimes fit into 3 categories: process crimes that occurred after he was appointed; financial crimes unrelated to the Russia investigation; and crimes by non-Americans," @ AlanDersh has changed his argument. Do I reply?” (unrolled) [15]15Abramson, Dershowitz, Mueller, Manafort, Gates, Ken Starr, Bill Clinton, CohenLegal, SC Investigation, Russian collusion, IndictmentsHarvard Law School142
Refutes?February 1, 2019“That's right, @ maggieNYT, the revelation that Don called his dad's Russia-loving best friend right after talking to a Kremlin agent about colluding "refutes" the argument that *at any point in the ensuing year he told his dad about that conversation* What editor let this happen” [4]4Haberman, Trump, Trump Jr.I Love It Meeting, JournalismKremlin, NYT143
Beyond stunningFebruary 1, 2019“The *lack of mental acuity* one has to have to believe Trump Jr. lied to his dad for a year about a piece of intel his dad had wanted to receive more than any other in his entire life is beyond stunning and I can't imagine a real journalist writing a story like Chuck Ross now has” [3]3Trump, Trump Jr., Chuck Ross, Tucker Carlson, LorberI Love It MeetingDaily Caller, Kremlin, WaPo144
Lorber, new witnessFebruary 1, 2019“Investigators may see it differently. With a Trump-Don Jr. call, Trump and his son can both deny recalling whether the call mentioned the Agalarovs and no one would be able to contradict them. *Now* Lorber becomes a "new" witness who can be asked a slough of questions under oath.” [3]3Trump, Trump Jr., Aras Agalarov, Emin Agalarov, Mueller, Lorber, ClintonClinton kompromat, I Love It Meeting, emailsNYT145
Joking levelFebruary 1, 2019“If you think it's exculpatory that when he learned the Kremlin would give his dad stolen Clinton docs Jr. called his dad's best friend—a campaign adviser, member of Trump's inner circle, and man with Russia ties who'd gone with Trump to Russia—you on some level have to be joking.” [3]1Max Boot, Clinton, Trump Jr., Lorber, Trump, GoldstoneI Love It MeetingCNN146
BestiesJanuary 31, 2019“IMPORTANT NOTE: One of the two men Trump Jr. called after hearing from Agalarov about stolen Clinton docs is, per *Trump himself*, "one of his two best friends" (Bloomberg). There's *no way* that call doesn't end up leading to revelations that Trump knew of the June 2016 meeting.” [8]8Trump, Trump Jr., Clinton, Emin Agalarov, Howard Lorber, Robert FrankI Love It Meeting, Clinton kompromatBloomberg, NYT, Politico, Economic Advisory Committee, The Real Deal, Vector Group, Douglas Elliman, CNBC147
Feels fishyJanuary 31, 2019“BREAKING: One call was to Howard Lorber. "Trump’s ties with Lorber run deep...[and] have attracted the interest of congressional investigators. In the 90s, when Trump started exploring real estate options in Russia, Lorber accompanied him on a tour of Moscow." This feels fishy.” [6]6Howard Lorber, Trump, Trump Jr., Aras Agalarov, Mueller, Brian FranceI Love It MeetingABC, NASCAR, Kremlin, WaPo148
But her emails!January 31, 2019“Given that WikiLeaks published its archive of Clinton emails on March 16, 2016, the chances Stone waited until June to locate an intermediary to WikiLeaks are low, especially as the Washington Post says by "spring 2016" he was talking to people about upcoming WikiLeaks releases.” [5]5Clinton, Trump, Stone, Mueller, Manafort, PapadopoulosClinton kompromat, Hacked emails, WikiLeaks Leaks, Russian Collusion WikiLeaks, WaPo149
Ill Legal ClaimsJanuary 30, 2019“(THREAD) My former Harvard Law professor, @ AlanDersh, is making claims about Mueller that are unfortunately incorrect as a matter of law, fact, and analysis of both fact and law. Here I do my best to correct his misapprehensions and misstatements. I hope you'll read on and share.” (unrolled) [52]52Dershowitz, Mueller, Papadopoulos, Flynn, Pinedo, Cohen, Kilimnik, Deripaska, Manafort, Gordon, Putin, van der Zwaan, Stone, GatesSC Investigation, Legal, Russian Cyberattack, Russian Social Media attack, Russian Collusion, RNC Platform Change, Obstruction, Papadopoulos Indictment, Flynn Indictment, Stone Indictment, Manafort Indictment, Gates Indictment, van der Zwaan Indictment, Pinedo Indictment, TIHDC NatSec MeetingHarvard Law School, SDNY, Google, Kremlin, Business Insider, CNN, RNC, NatSec, DOJ 150
War among f(r)iendsJanuary 30, 2019“Recall my tweet from a week ago saying the danger of Trump starting a pretextual war with Iran is greater than we realize Trump is listening to the governments of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Israel on Iran, and, as we see here, has no interest in what the US intel community says” [3]3TrumpGrand Bargain, Back Channels, Pretextual WarUS IC151
Same conversations?January 29, 2019WP (below): The FIRST KNOWN Stone revelation to a US person that WikiLeaks had stolen emails was SPRING 2016. MUELLER: Stone revealed to a US person WikiLeaks had stolen emails IN OR AROUND JUNE AND JULY 2016. Do we KNOW these are the same conversations? [5]5Stone, Mueller, Assange, Manafort, Clinton WikiLeaks Leaks, Hacked Emails, Clinton kompromat, Stone IndictmentWikiLeaks, WaPo, Guardian152
Retween POCJanuary 29, 2019“Please *retweet* for anyone who needs a Trump-Russia primer. -NYT Bestseller -USAToday Bestseller -Amazon Bestseller -iTunes Bestseller -"Spirited, thorough, thunderously foreboding" —Kirkus -"Five stars" —93% of 325+ Amazon reviews -Excerpt:” [2]2Abramson, TrumpPOC, Russia CollusionNYT, USA Today, Amazon, iTunes, Kirkus153
Not thinkingJanuary 29, 2019“Anyone who thinks a campaign finance violation will bring down a man accused of 20 incidents of sexual assault or harassment pre-election rather than his active knowledge of illicit collusion with a hostile foreign power as it was committing crimes against America is not thinking” [3]3Mueller, Trump, ChristieRussia CollusionSDNY, Trump Org154
Scummy miasmaJanuary 29, 2019“I want you to imagine the sort of human being who would be (a) a prosecutor, and (b) close friends with a career criminal, and then (c) be fine with that And then I want you to imagine Chris Christie” [3]3Christie, Giuliani, Trump155
Grand confusionJanuary 29, 2019“(1 of 2) I saw something strange on Twitter today: the idea that those attorneys who see criminality in elements of the "grand bargain" major media has written of are *also* claiming Mueller will *charge* a "grand conspiracy." This is a misunderstanding by folks who are confused.” [5]5Mueller, TrumpGrand Bargain, Legal, Back ChannelsTwitter156
Months left (x20)January 28, 2019“(THREAD) Here are 20 indications that Mueller has *months* of work left to do. I write this thread in the shadow of a vague, hesitant, afterthought-like remark that AG Whitaker made today. I hope you'll read on and retweet; this may be the most important issue before the country.” (unrolled) [23]23Mueller, Whitaker, Rosenstein, Trump, Sessions, Erickson, Butina, Trump Jr., Corsi, Prince, Gates, Cohen, Flynn, Nader, Dershowitz, Manafort, Assange, BarrSC Investigation, AG Moves, Butina Indictment, Prince Testimony, Trump Jr. Testimony, Stone Indictment, Gates Plea, Cohen Plea, Flynn Plea, Impeachment, Russia Collusion, Grand Bargain SC InvestigationSC InvestigationYoutube, DOJ, Politico, GOP, Congress, WikiLeaks, Kremlin, HJC, Deutsche Bank, Trump Org, FBI, Vanity Fair, Guardian, AP157
Seems vagueJanuary 28, 2019“I feel like @ KenDilanianNBC tweeted the "news" about Whitaker's remark *seven times* without once posting the video because if you watch the video the comment seems vague, an afterthought, hesitant, and basically nothing like the major news that Ken avers.” [7]7Whitaker, Dilanian, Rosenstein, MuellerSC Investigation, JournalismNBC, Youtube, MSNBC, AP158
Uh, I guess?January 28, 2019“Doesn't make any sense at all for this to be so, and I don't at all believe it's so, but the fact that a guy hired by Trump to deep-six Mueller's probe, who's about to lose his job, and who's been connected to fraudulent schemes says Mueller is nearly done is news. (Uh, I guess?)” (unrolled) [12]12Trump, Mueller, Whitaker, Stone, Trump Jr., Cohen, Gates, PrinceSC Investigation, Stone Indictment, Cohen Plea Deal, Trump Jr. Testimony, Prince Testimony, Manafort Plea Deal, Gates Plea DealCongress, Youtube159
Slough of reasonsJanuary 28, 2019“Every attorney on social media who knows even the first thing about the Trump-Russia investigation has already given a slough of reasons as to why Mueller might do this. I can think of 5+ offhand. Any journalist (even a non-attorney) covering Trump-Russia should be able to, also.” (unrolled) [20]20Trump, Mueller, Stone, Gloria Borger, Corsi, Credico, April Ryan, Dana BashSC Investigation, Stone Indictment, JournalismCNN160
Dersh has no ideaJanuary 28, 2019“(1) Dershowitz has *no idea* what Mueller has found, and knows it. (2) Dershowitz needs to read PROOF OF COLLUSION—as all the evidence of crimes he could want is in it. Trump lying to federal agents about Russia on August 17, 2016 at a classified briefing is somehow not criminal?” [5]5Dershowitz, Trump, Stone, Mueller, Cohen, Gates, Manafort, PapadopoulosStone Indictment, Proof of Collusion, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Quid Pro Quo, Gates Indictment, Manafort Indictment, Papadopoulos IndictmentWashington Examiner161
Manafort, too?January 28, 2019“(THREAD) Now that Roger Stone, one of Trump's oldest advisers and pals, has been accused of (but not yet indicted for) being a Team Trump-WikiLeaks go-between, it's time to revisit late 2018 allegations that Paul Manafort—Stone's oldest business partner—was too. Read on for more.” (unrolled) [61]61Stone, Trump, Manafort, Mueller, Barrack, Bannon, Kushner, Clovis, Eric Trump, Flynn, Conway, Lewandowski, Like Harding, Greenwald, Cohen, GiulianiStone Indictment, WikiLeaks leaks, Russia collusion, Back Channels, Proof of Collision, Trump kompromatWikiLeaks, CNN, Guardian, Vanity Fair, Google, NBC, Politico, NYT, RNC162
Panagyric?January 27, 2019“I'm not buying anything coming out of this panegyric to Trump written by a close friend of his. The idea that Trump would sit at a table WITH KUSHNER talking about how Flynn meeting with Russians (which Flynn did WITH KUSHNER) is what led to Flynn's firing...sorry, it's too much.” [6]6Trump, Kushner, Christie, Flynn, HabermanBack channels, Flynn Firing, Holiday Chat, Kislyak contacts, Dinner with Putin, Christie BookNYT163
Let's check in laterJanuary 27, 2019“Remember that time Stone was indicted and immediately after I said as a former criminal defense attorney that his claims he'd never plead guilty, credited by many former prosecutors on TV, shouldn't be? Let's check in with Stone to see how his answer on this has evolved in 1 DAY:” [3]3Stone, Stephanopoulos, MuellerStone IndictmentABC164
Bizarre denialsJanuary 25, 2019“More evidence that my read of Stone's bizarre TV denials is correct: the NYT here details his penchant for WhatsApp, which Kushner is also obsessed with. It sounds to me like Stone/Trump spoke regularly about WikiLeaks but by means they think untraceable.” [4]4Stone, Trump, Kushner, MBS, Kislyak, PrinceStone Indictment, WikiLeaks Leaks, Kislyak contacts, Back Door Meeting NYT, WikiLeaks, WhatsApp, FBI, CIA165
Stone is so sureJanuary 26, 2019“This seems to confirm what I said yesterday: Stone is so sure Trump won't turn on him and vice versa, and the two are so sure no one knows the content of their conversations (or if they *do* can be quickly discredited) that they can publicly admit to gabbing about their testimony” [2]2Stone, Trump, Tucker CarlsonStone Indictment, WikiLeaks leaksWashington Examiner, FNC, CNN, WikiLeaks166
Spoke on burnerJanuary 25, 2019“What I understand Roger Stone to be saying on CNN right now is a *lot* of witnesses may say he's guilty as hell but if they do (a) Mueller threatened them into lying and (b) there'll be no corroboration of all that testimonial evidence because he always spoke to Trump on a burner” [3]3Stone, Mueller, TrumpStone Indictment, WikiLeaks leaksCNN, WikiLeaks167
Sirius interviewJanuary 25, 2019“(MEDIA) Here's the audio of my SiriusXM interview with @ DeanObeidallah on @ SXMProgress; we just finished talking about a half hour ago. A really wide-ranging conversation about today's developments and their implications—as well as what we can expect next.” [2]2Abramson, Dean ObeidallahSiriusXM, Chirbit168
Spiffy StoneJanuary 25, 2019“Roger Stone is a villain? Who among us could have seen this coming....” [2]2Stone, ManafortStone Indictment, WikiLeaks leaks, WikiLeaks communication169
Is Bannon a targetJanuary 25, 2019“Bannon was involved in the Trump campaign-Stone communications. One of the biggest questions in the Mueller probe is whether Bannon is a target. If you know what Bannon was up to during and after the campaign with respect to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, that question answers itself.” [5]5Bannon, Trump, Stone, Mueller, PrinceBannon Testimony, Fake NewsCA, Congress170
Accused of colludingJanuary 25, 2019“I think that US media needs to be very precise in how they talk about what's happened today. They need to say that while Roger Stone has not been CHARGED with colluding with a Russian cutout through an intermediary, he has been ACCUSED of doing so in a Special Counsel indictment.’ [3]3Stone, Mueller, Trump, Kushner, Prince, Bannon, Trump Jr.Stone Indictment, Back Channel, Russia collusion171
Spectacular lyingJanuary 25, 2019“If you think Mueller is going to indict Stone for lying but *not* Donald Trump Jr. for *even more spectacular* lying, boy are *you* going to be surprised very soon. It will be @ DonaldJTrumpJr in the barrel before long, so I hope Don is getting some really coy tweets in and fast.” [2]2Mueller, Stone, Trump Jr., PrinceStone Indictment, Stone Testimony, Trump Jr. Testimony, Prince Testimony172
Doesn't affect usJanuary 25, 2019“SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS (just now on CNN): "This has nothing to do with the president...and is not something that affects us"” [2]2SHSanders, Trump, StoneStone IndictmentCNN, WikiLeaks173
A beginningJanuary 25, 2019“Understand that, given his age, Roger Stone now faces more than enough charges to keep him in prison until he dies. A key purpose of these 7 charges is to find out *what else Stone knows and did and with whom*. Ignore those who say this is all Mueller had. This is a *beginning*.” (unrolled) [16]16Stone, Trump, Mueller, Corsi, Credico, Giuliani, Ari MelberStone Indictment, Back Channel, Russia collusion, WikiLeaks Leaks, WikiLeaks communication, Proof of CollusionMSNBC174
Questions for EminJanuary 23, 2019“(THREAD) I found myself in a position today to do what Congress and Mueller weren't able to do—ask Emin Agalarov questions. Thanks to THE NEW YORK OBSERVER for agreeing to put to Emin 4 questions I recently tweeted out. Here are my thoughts on his answers.” (unrolled) [20]20Mueller, Abramson, Emin Agalarov, Putin, Goldstone, Chaika, Trump, Aras Agalarov, Trump Jr., Ivanka, Eric Trump, RozovTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Miss Universe Moscow 2013NYObserver, Kremlin, Crocus Group, Congress175
Being ObtuseJanuary 22, 2019“(THREAD) Some smart folks in independent and corporate media are being obtuse about whether Trump was in negotiations for *1 Moscow tower or 2* during the period of time such negotiations would be relevant to Mueller's probe. I break it down here. Hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [56]56Trump, Mueller, Cohen, Nunberg, Stone, Aras Agalarov, Gref, Kozhin, Rozov, Sater, Putin, Emin Agalarov, Trump Jr., Ivanka, Eric Trump, Alferova, CornTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Legal, Journalism, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Miss USA 2013, I Love It Meeting, Russia Sanctions, Hacked EmailsKremlin, Sberbank, Forbes, GOP, Russian Construction, Construction.RU, RIA Novosti, Trump Org, Twitter, NRA176
Towers comparedJanuary 22, 2019“(A) TRUMP-AGALAROV TRUMP TOWER MOSCOW: North of Strogino District (map) (B)TRUMP-ROZOV TRUMP TOWER MOSCOW: South of Presnensky District (map) (A) TRUMP-AGALAROV TRUMP TOWER MOSCOW (2013-2017): LOI, Plans, Funding (B) TRUMP-ROZOV TRUMP TOWER MOSCOW (2015-2016): LOI, Plans, Funding” [4]4Trump, Aras Agalarov, RozovTrump Tower Moscow Deal(s), JournalismBuzzFeed177
Towering questionJanuary 22, 2019“Question for Buzzfeed and the rest of the media: what building "in the design stage" is this? It's not the Trump Tower Moscow you're today calling the *only* Trump Tower Moscow, so what is it? (Hint: a year ago you knew exactly what it was and who was involved. Then...who knows.)” [3]3TrumpTrump Tower Moscow Deal(s), JournalismBuzzFeed, Sberbank, Moscow Times178
The Two TowersJanuary 22, 2019“Weird how this is a picture of Trump in Moscow looking at architectural plans for Trump Tower Moscow and it's a *completely different Trump Tower Moscow* than the one major media is now recognizing. Incredibly, a *year* ago major media *knew* there were two towers. What happened?” [2]2TrumpTrump Tower Moscow Deal(s), Journalism179
To too many two-2sJanuary 22, 2018“Yes—let's keep doing this. We know from major media reporting there were 2 proposed towers, 2 Russian business partners, 2 sets of architectural plans, 2 letters of intent, 2 ongoing courses of negotiation that coincided with the campaign. But let's pretend there was only 1 deal.” [1]1Giuliani, TrumpTrump Tower Moscow Deal, JournalismBuzzfeed180
Emergency!January 21, 2019“When you write a book whose contents are true and of emergency importance—but inexplicably underreported—it is your *moral obligation* to spread the word *as far and wide as you can*. If I'd written a memoir of my time as an lawyer, I would only *intermittently* mention it here.” [2]2AbramsonPOC, Journalism181
Questions for EminJanuary 21, 2019“(THREAD) BREAKING: Singer Emin Agalarov, son of Putin property developer—and Trump ex-business partner—Aras Agalarov, has cancelled a US tour to avoid questions from Congress/Mueller. Here are ten questions he's avoiding. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [17]17Emin Agalarov, Trump, Aras Agalarov, Mueller, Christ, Trump Jr., Ivanka, Putin, Klyushin, Rykov, Eric TrumpMiss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Trump kompromat, I Love It Meeting, Clinton kompromat, Russian sanctions, Russian Election Interference Congress, CNN, Kremlin, WH, Forbes182
Est. conclusivelyJanuary 21, 2019“18 months ago I established conclusively, by reviewing Russian media, that Trump's Letter of Intent with the Agalarovs extended into February '17. Now people are publicly wondering if the Trump-Rozov talks extended past November '16, as though these prior analyses never happened.” [3]3Trump, Aras Agalarov, Emin Agalarov, RozovTrump Tower Moscow Deal183
No waiving withoutJanuary 20, 2019“One clarification I'd make here is that Giuliani can't waive privilege without Trump's consent. So either Trump waived privilege here, and that's why Rudy said what he did, or Trump did not waive privilege as to that conversation and Rudy is immediately subject to bar discipline.” [5]5Giuliani, Mariotti, TrumpLegal, Trump Tower Moscow DealNYT184
Law must prevailJanuary 20, 2019“I respect this view, but I have a different one: America's rule of law *must* be vindicated by (a) any/all non-Trump indictments that can be brought (Mueller, SDNY, EDVA, DC) and (b) the constitutional process of impeachment. Anything less and we admit the rule of law has failed.” [2]2Tribe, Mueller, TrumpImpeachment, IndictmentsSDNY, EDVA, DC, Congress, SCO, WH185
Focus on illegalityJanuary 20, 2019“Chris, you know I love your shows. But your focus on deceit over illegality, while well-intended, doesn't track with the facts we have. We have evidence of illegality—whether Conspiracy, Aiding and Abetting, Fraud, Bribery, Perjury, Obstruction, Witness Tampering—not just deceit.” [3]3Chris Cuomo, Trump, RangappaLegal, Trump Tower Moscow DealCNN186
Needed a FoeJanuary 20, 2019“When I started reading this and saw that two Jews were behind this, based on my research for PROOF OF CONSPIRACY I immediately thought to myself, "It'll be Birnbaum and Finkelstein." And it was. I'll tell you now that these two guys were part of pre-election collusion. Bigtime.” [7]7Sheldon Adelson, Kochs, Mercers, Soros, Birnbaum, FinkelsteinProof of Conspiracy, CollusionBuzzfeed187
Actively hid from ICJanuary 20, 2019“THIS. THIS is a key point not enough people have been making. Under questioning Trump *actively hid from U.S. intelligence what he'd been doing*. And if Flynn knew any of what Trump was doing, so did he, as he was in the classified briefing with Trump on August 17, 2016.” [4]4Classified Briefing, Russia collusionKremlin, FBI, IC188
Legal obligationJanuary 20, 2019“One of the central theses of this feed has been that Trump had a legal obligation to do nothing to aid/abet Russian cybercrimes after August 17, 2016, when he received his first classified briefing as a candidate and learned of Putin's cyberwar. Today we learned he did just that.” [9]9Trump, Putin, Sessions, Cohen, Sater, Wittes, Rozov, Aras Agalarov, Giuliani, MuellerClassified Briefing, Russian Cyberattack, Russian Sanctions, Proof of Collusion, Trump Tower Moscow DealsKremlin189
Still a crimeJanuary 19, 2019“I don't offer this as news, but a hopefully valuable rumination: I hear many saying, including some with access to smart people, that Mueller's objection to the Buzzfeed News story may've been based in part on Trump issuing a directive to Cohen *via intermediary*. Still a crime.” [5]5Mueller, Cohen, Trump, Ed GreenbergerCohen Testimony, Cohen Indictment, Suborning PerjuryBuzzfeed, SCO, Congress190
Mueller doesn't leakJanuary 18, 2019“It could easily be the case that Mueller's big concern tonight was ensuring people don't think his team is leaking, as Buzzfeed came close to indicating it was. Its story could still be partly inaccurate, but Mueller's reason for speaking out is more likely to be self-protective.” [2]2MuellerBuzzfeed191
Rudy SpeakJanuary 18, 2019“Not a denial, actually, from the standpoint of a defense lawyer. If Ken's quote is accurate this is *not* the same as saying "we categorically deny" or "Mr. Trump categorically denies," this is Rudy speaking for Rudy and Trump later can say he had nothing to do with Rudy's words.” [7]7Trump, Dilanian, Giuliani, SandersCohen Testimony, Suborning Perjury, JournalismNBC192
And his sonJanuary 18, 2019“Everyone realizes Trump *also* told his *son* to lie to Congress, right? I mean, nobody is doubting that, based on the evidence we have, right?” [4]4Trump, Trump Jr., Bannon, LewandowskiTrump Jr. Testimony, Bannon Testimony, Lewandowski TestimonyCongress, Dems, House193
He's a CriminalJanuary 17, 2019“He's a criminal He was a criminal the first and hundredth and thousandth time I said it, and he is now I worked for years in the justice system, and anyone who couldn't see we were always heading toward tonight's Buzzfeed article has never been an attorney or in law enforcement” [3]3TrumpBuzzfeed194
Nastya NewsJanuary 17, 2019“Oh, phew! I thought it was going to be some *hideously suspicious news*” [3]3Anastasia Vashukevich (Nastya), Deripaska, TrumpRussian Collusion, Tapes, Russian SanctionsWaPo, Kremlin195
Leaking PapaJanuary 17, 2019“BREAKING: Papadopoulos says his congressional testimony has leaked, which means whether or not the recent Epoch Times story is true—it quotes Papadopoulos as saying he was asked to wear a wire—at a minimum The Epoch Times is correct in claiming Papadopoulos' testimony has leaked.” [9]9Papadopoulos, Obama, TrumpPapadopoulos TestimonyEpoch Times, DOJ, CIA, MI6, Congress, BBC, FBI196
Move the Goal PostsJanuary 16, 2019“BREAKING: Trump Lawyer Giuliani Reverses Position on Collusion, No Longer Says There Was No Collusion Between Trump Campaign and Russia, Only That Trump Didn't Collude* *There's ample evidence he did (Papadopoulos, RNC platform, secret real estate negotiations with Kremlin, &c).” [2]2Giuliani, Trump, Papadopoulos, Cuomo, MuellerRNC Platform Change, Trump Tower Moscow, back channels, Email hackRNC, Kremlin, CNN, DNC, Trump Campaign197
Take a friendJanuary 16, 2019“I agree with Walt but this is similar, to me, to the Rosenstein situation. In a non-emergency Rosenstein would have and should recused himself, as he's a Mueller witness. Just so, Barr should recuse, but in an emergency I will take a Mueller friend over 6 months more of Whitaker.” [2]2Walt Shaub, Rosenstein, Barr, Whitaker, MuellerAG Moves198
Blackout HintsJanuary 15, 2019“Just finished reading the Manafort filing. That's an ENORMOUS amount of incriminating info on Manafort that had to be redacted because it'd jeopardize other investigations were it revealed. My instinct from practicing is under those blackouts are hints of several new indictments.” [2]2Manafort, Gates, MuellerSC Investigation, Manafort Sentence, Gates Plea Deal199
Grand obliviousJanuary 15, 2019“One way I know no one on TV knows anything about the "grand bargain" is that no one's noting—as to the extension of Gates' case—that Gates met with Saudi/Emirati emissary Nader *before* Nader was invited to Trump Tower with Zamel and Prince to offer illegal preelection assistance” [5]5Gates, Nader, Trump, Zamel, Prince, Hannah, MBS, MBZ, Bannon, DahlanGrand Bargain, PoC Sequel200
Red Sea ConspiracyJanuary 15, 2018“**SOME FACTS** Nations involved in the Red Sea Conspiracy to help elect Trump (2015): Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain Nations involved in a pretextual blockade of Qatar Kushner used to force Qatar to loan him money (2017): Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain Nations Trump sent Mike Pompeo to visit (2019): Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain” [3]3Trump, Kushner, PompeoRed Sea Conspiracy, Qatar blockade, Russia Sanctions201
On Rosenstein's exitJanuary 15, 2019“If the answer Barr just gave under oath was honest, I was correct that Rosenstein leaving had *nothing* to do with the false claim that Mueller is almost done with his work. That story never made *any* sense to me—and Barr is effectively denying it under oath before Congress now.” [2]2Barr, Rosenstein, MuellerAG MovesCongress, DOJ202
NoncommittalJanuary 15, 2018“Significant, yes, but if Rosenstein didn't have to recuse... as a *witness in the case he's overseeing*... should we expect Barr would've been told to recuse, or that we should've had a reasonable expectation he would? The recusal case for Sessions and Rosenstein was/is stronger.” [3]3Rosenstein, Sessions, Barr, BrandAG Moves, TestimonyDOJ203
Answer, a good oneJanuary 15, 2019“Barr just confirmed that the presidential pardon power is not absolute, and that it is possible for a pardon to be a criminal act (e.g. obstruction) and that (if so) that pardon cannot legally be issued. That was my understanding of his answer, at least, and it seemed a good one.” (unrolled) [10]10Barr, Mueller, Sessions, TrumpAG Moves, Testimony, Pardon, Obstruction, Special Counsel InvestigationCNN, GOP, DOJ, Dems204
Chairman TrumpJanuary 14, 2019“Read about that January 2017 meeting attended by officials from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, and others; think about the "grand bargain"; then consider that UAE agent Elliott Broidy, in emails to UAE/Saudi agent George Nader, used the code name "Chairman" for Trump” [2]2Broidy, Nader, TrumpGrand Bargain205
Geraldo's recordJanuary 14, 2019“Step 1 (3/31/16): Kremlin agent Papadopoulos tells Trump he's a Kremlin agent. Step 2 (3/31/16 - 4/2/16): Trump encourages/promotes Papadopoulos. That's *one incident* of 50+ in PROOF OF COLLUSION that would've caused *any* FBI agent to worry Trump was acting as a Kremlin agent.” [3]3Papadopoulos, Trump, Geraldo RiveraTrump as Russian Asset Investigation, JournalismKremlin, FBI, DOJ, MSNBC, FNC206
Most important ?January 14, 2019“Amazing that he couldn't even use proper grammar in answering the most important question of his life. [x]"I never worked for Russia."[OK] "I've never worked for Russia."” [7]7Trump, Putin, PapadopoulosRussian Collusion, TIHDC Meeting207
Why they leftJanuary 13, 2019“Trump fired Comey. Trump's campaign NatSec chief, Sessions, fired McCabe. Baker and Page *chose* to leave the FBI. Strzok was fired *despite* recommendations he get a small suspension. *Any* media reference to how these folks left the FBI without these facts is pro-Trump disinfo.” [3]3Trump, Comey, Sessions, McCabe, Baker, Lisa Page, StrzokJournalism, Comey Firing, McCabe Firing, Strzok Firing, War on JusticeNatSec, FBI, Twitter208
JesusJanuary 12, 2019“Jesus” [6]6Jesus, Trump, Putin, Tillerson, BroidyHelsinki Summit, Russia CollusionWaPo, WH209
Key ClarificationsJanuary 12, 2018“KEY CLARIFICATION #1: Based on how Trump (via his lawyer Rudy Giuliani) has defined "collusion"—that is, to mean *only* "conspiring directly with the Kremlin to hack the DNC"—when Trump says "no collusion," he's *literally* only denying 5% of what would be considered "collusion."” (unrolled) [14]14Trump, Giuliani, Mueller, Prince, PapadopoulosJournalism, Impeachment, Alfa Bank Pinging, TreasonDNC, Kremlin, DOJ, FBI, NYT, Alfa Bank, GOP210
POC: The SequelJanuary 12, 2019“I'm writing the sequel to PROOF OF COLLUSION, and what I'm researching and writing is shocking and terrifying me even more than PROOF OF COLLUSION. The book's working title is PROOF OF CONSPIRACY. If PROOF OF CONSPIRACY is a book that'd interest you, I hope you'll retweet this.” (unrolled) [10] 10Seth Abramson, Trump, Nader, Mueller, Prince, Broidy, Bannon, Gates, Zamel, MBS, MBZ, Trump Jr., Mohammed Dahlan, DilanianThe Sequel, Multi-State Collusion, Five-Nation Grand Bargain211
Come aroundJanuary 12, 2019“I think Ben writes of things "we" assumed that no one I know who's spent the last two years writing about the Trump-Russia probe assumed. I guess I'm glad he came around? But I do think the effect is to imply that his personal revelatory moment couldn't possibly have come sooner.” [2]2Witts, TrumpLawfare212
Not the questionJanuary 11, 2019“This is not the central question of the Mueller investigation, as saying so raises the bar for Mueller's work *considerably*—forcing him to show that Trump entered a conspiracy with Russia so early that he was legally an *agent* of Russia (working "on behalf of Russia") pre-2015.” [4]4Dilanian, Mueller, TrumpLegalNBC, NYT, Kremlin213
Or notJanuary 11, 2019“Mueller won't let Cohen discuss Russia in his February Congressional testimony on the grounds that it would jeopardize his investigation in some way... ...yet @ KenDilanianNBC says the investigative and prosecutorial phases of Mueller's work will be done by then. Or Ken's wrong.” [2]2Cohen, Mueller, Dilanian, SchiffCohen Testimony, JournalismHill, Congress, NBC214
Catching upJanuary 11, 2019“Wittes here catches up to what many of us have said for two years: Trump's obstruction was collusive. But it's not an either/or: the evidence tells us there was also pre-election collusion. This article seems to hail from 2017—well before all we know now.” [5]5Witts, TrumpLegal Lawfare, NYT, Kremlin, DOJ, FBI215
Barr hysteriaJanuary 9, 2019“Per CNN reporting just now, William Barr before today told the White House that he would be bringing in his own Deputy Attorney General if confirmed, so the news that Rosenstein will step down if Barr if confirmed should not have led to *any* of the hysteria it seems like it has.” (unrolled) [14]14William Barr, Rosenstein, Mueller, Dilanian, Trump Jr., Prince, Stone, Corsi, Erickson, Manafort, Trump, Steven DennisAG Moves, Special Counsel Investigation, Trump Shutdown, IndictmentsCNN, WH, NBC, Congress, DOJ, Senate, Bloomberg, Dems216
Two weeks in 2016January 8, 2019“*ONE WEEK IN 2016* July 27, 2016: Trump asks for Kremlin help August 2, 2016: Manafort meets Deripaska agent Kilimnik in NYC August 3, 2016: Trump Jr. meets Deripaska agent Zamel in NYC NOTE: Deripaska calls himself "one with the State [Kremlin]." (h/t @ ZevShalev/ @ TheAtlantic)” [4]4Trump, Manafort, Deripaska, Kilimnik, Trump Jr., Zamel, Zev Shalev, Mueller, Flynn, KushnerRussian Collusion, Trump's Russia Request Speech, Back Channels, Zamel Meeting, Classified BriefingKremlin, Atlantic, CIA, NBC217
Amazing mediaJanuary 8, 2019“*MEDIA'S AMAZING MANEUVER* 1) falsely requiring a single Hollywood-style "smoking gun" on collusion 2) reporting breathlessly on a revelation anyone in Hollywood would call a smoking gun (Manafort's delivery of data to the Kremlin) 3) pretending we're still looking for collusion” [4]4Manafort, TrumpJournalism, Russian CollusionKremlin, NBC218
A ready conduitJanuary 8, 2019“We know from prior reporting that Manafort had a ready conduit to Trump at *least* as late as January 2017, as attested to by a call he made to Trump's Chief of Staff (Priebus) sending advice to Trump. It's entirely possible his contact with Trump continued well beyond this, too.” [2]2Manafort, Trump, Priebus, Maloni, Kilimnik, Flynn, CohenManafort Indictment, Back ChannelsKremlin219
SCOTUS denialJanuary 8, 2019“Some cases are so historic, SCOTUS feels it must weigh in just to preserve the rule of law. That was the case in Bush v. Gore, and in 2019 we'll often find it to be the case in the Trump-Russia probe. So initial SCOTUS intercessions, like Roberts', shouldn't cause undue surprise.” [2]2Chief Justice Roberts, Trump, Bush, GoreMystery company court filing, LegalSCOTUS220
Failed redactionsJanuary 8, 2019“NOTE: Today's "failed" Manafort redactions (including revelations that Manafort secretly negotiated on Ukraine with a Kremlin spy) put the thread below in an *entirely* new light. If you didn't read it when I posted it a few days ago, I'd strongly suggest taking a look at it now.” [3]3Manafort, Trump, Kilimnik, MaddowManafort IndictmentMSNBC, Kremlin221
FBIAA on ShutdownJanuary 6, 2019“There have been 3 Trump/GOP Congress shutdowns in the last year. The FBIAA reaching back *more* than 5 years to find a shutdown partly under Dems—Obama was in office and Dems ran the Senate in October 2013—suggests it doesn't yet appreciate that Trump has declared war on the FBI.” [2]2Trump, ObamaShutdownFBI, FBIAA, Dems, Congress, GOP, Senate222
Shutdown/ImpeachJanuary 5, 2019“Trump juxtaposing the shutdown and impeachment is no accident. True or not, it is likely he thinks that the longer the government isn't functioning properly, the longer it takes Democrat-led House committees to do the Trump-Russia investigative work the Republicans refused to do.” [3]3TrumpShutdown, ImpeachmentDems, GOP, Hill, House, Senate, Congress223
Kremlin sourcesJanuary 5, 2019“(THREAD) A couple days ago, MSNBC's @ maddow presented compelling preliminary evidence that Trump gets intelligence and propaganda from Kremlin sources. Tonight I'll add to her report in a significant way by discussing the meeting pictured below. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [51]51Maddow, Trump, Bertrand, Gordon, Papadopoulos, Burt, Manafort, Page, Kilimnik, Mueller, Barrack, Assange, Deripaska, Kislyak, Sessions, ClintonTrump spreads Kremlin propaganda, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, RNC platform change, Mayflower Meeting, Manafort Indictment, Indictments, Hacked Emails, WikiLeaks, Papadopoulos Plea Deal, Manafort Plea Deal, Back Channels, Kislyak contacts, Clinton kompromat, Quid Pro QuoMSNBC, NatSec, Kremlin, Vanity Fair, BI, RNC, NBC, Guardian224
Do not send backJanuary 4, 2019“Does it actually need to be said that UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER should Trump be permitted to send Maria Butina back to Moscow while she still has value to federal prosecutors as a participant in a conspiracy to establish a secret backchannel between Trump and the Kremlin?” [5]5Butina, Trump, PutinBack Channels, NRA, Impeachment, Butina's IndictmentKremlin, WH, GOP, NRA, Congress225
Mueller She WroteDecember 30, 2018“I was honored to participate in this action-packed, end-of-year Trump-Russia podcast along w/ @ MuellerSheWrote @ GregProops @Mimirocah1@JoyceWhiteVance @ AndreaChalupa @ sarahkendzior @ Randallsanimals @ page88 @ renato_mariotti @ funder @ ECMcLaughlin @ gregolear @ jackabryan @ DavidPriess”2226
Look into thisDecember 30, 2018“(NOTE) These tweets by the former Frontier Services Group CEO—FSG is an "Africa-focused security, aviation, and logistics company founded and led by ERIK PRINCE—are must-reads. If true—and hopefully media will look into it—they're damning for perjurer/Trump co-conspirator Prince.” [2]2Prince, Trump, Gregg SmithBack Channels, Seychelles, Prince TestimonyFrontier Services Group227
Ranked eventsDecember 30, 2018“THREAD/ Here are the 50 MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS in the Trump-Russia timeline, RANKED. If you ignored the Trump-Russia case in 2017 and 2018, you'll find that impossible to do in 2019—as America plunges further into crisis. Please read and RETWEET this condensed Trump-Russia primer.” (unrolled) [52]52Trump, Sater, Ivanka, Putin, Whitaker, Sessions, Mueller, Flynn, Prince, Page, Papadopoulos, Schmitz, Kushner, Kislyak, Nader, Zamel, Rybolovlev, MBS, Bannon, Conway, Clovis, Clinton, Christie, Trump Jr., Fedorova, Lewandowski, Hicks, McGahn, Rosenstein, Yates, Comey, Eric Trump, Kislyak, Lavrov, Butina, Torshin, Steele, Gorkov, Manafort, Kilimnik, Deripaska, Mifsud, Mashburn, Barrack, Gates, McFarlane, MBZ, Aras Agalarov, Dmitriev, Dahlan, al-SissiFavorite, Overarching, AG Moves, I Love It Meeting, SF-86, Kislyak contacts, Red Sea Conspiracy, Grand Bargain, Russian Collusion, Back Channels, Greece, Clinton kompromat, Emails, Miss Universe 2002, Page Testimony, Prince Testimony, Sessions Testimony, Trump Jr. Testimony, Bannon Testimony, Lewandowski Testimony, Witness Tampering, Disinformation Campaign, Comey Firing, RNC Meeting, Senate Office Meeting, Secret Trump-Putin Meetings, Steele Dossier, Russian Sanctions, NRA, Banker Meeting, Dinner with Putin, Back Door Meeting, Mideast Nuclear Deal, Hacked Emails, Zamel Meeting, Seychelles Meeting, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump kompromat, RNC Meeting, RNC Platform Change, Mayflower Speech, Classified BriefingKremlin, NatSec, Reuters, Trump Org, Congress, WH, Psy-Group, Cambridge Analytical, Internet Research Agency, Golf Magazine, FBI, Senate, NRA, DIA, RNC, NYT228
Gold course fundingDecember 30, 2018“Withdrew my Trump golf course tweet because I don't want to cause confusion: Mueller did refer the Trump golf course immigration issue to federal prosecutors; I *don't* mean to suggest Mueller sees the *immigration* side of the Trump golf course scandal as under his jurisdiction.” [6]6Trump, Mueller, Eric Trump, RomeroGolf Course FundingFBI229
Tortured definitionsDecember 29, 2018“(THREAD) What's happening with the McClatchy story about Cohen going to Prague is what happened with the Kavanaugh hearings: journalists are using a tortured definition of corroboration, ignoring reams of evidence supporting the McClatchy story. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [22]22Cohen, Kavanaugh, Sater, Putin, Peskov, Mueller, Corsi, Papadopoulos, Steve van Zandt, Manafort, Hannity, SteeleMcClatchy, Kremlin, RNC, WSJ, Mother Jones, MI6230
Hmm? AluminumDecember 29, 2018“Ever since Erik Prince was asked about it by Congress, I've been troubled by the fact that he's in the international aluminum business as Deripaska is, but at great pains to say he's in bauxite (where aluminum comes from). And he admitted having talked aluminum in the Seychelles.” (unrolled) [11]11Prince, Deripaska, Broidy, Manafort, Dmitriev, Trump, MBS, Boyarkin, Nader, Trump Jr., Kushner, Bannon, MBZ, FlynnBack Channels, Seychelles, Russian Sanctions, Russian Collusion, Africa, Prince TestimonyWH, Congress, Kremlin, RDIF, NBC231
Why's he lying now?December 27, 2018“I don't know why Cohen is [definitely] lying about never having been to Prague. And I don't know why he's [almost certainly] lying about not having travelled to Prague in August '16. Maybe Mueller doesn't want him to reveal what he knows. Maybe he's messing with folks. Who knows.” [5]5Cohen, Mueller, TrumpBack Channels, Prague232
Prague tellsDecember 27, 2018“PEOPLE/THINGS THAT SAY COHEN HAS BEEN TO PRAGUE 1) Ex-MI6 Russia Chief Chris Steele 2) 2+ Kremlin Insiders Who've Aided MI6 3) 2+ Prague Cell Towers 4) 1 East European Intel Agency 5) 2+ Kremlin Agents on Tape 6) 4 People Who Spoke to European Intel Sources 7) McClatchy 8) Cohen” [1]1Cohen, SteeleSteele Dossier, Back Channels, PragueMI6, McClatchy233
New lowDecember 27, 2018“A new low for Giuliani, and that's saying something” [3]3Giuliani, MuellerRussian Collusion, Russian Cyberattack, Hacked emailsHill234
Have and refuseDecember 27, 2018“It's important for readers to understand that it is *not* that people in media haven't *heard* of Proof of Collusion; it's that they *have*—and know it has 1,655 endnotes and 2,000 citations all drawn from major-media reports—and they *refuse* to read it. Just like Marcy Wheeler.” [6]6Marcy Wheeler, Iglesias, Dilanian, MariottiJournalism, Proof of Collusion235
No follow upDecember 27, 2018“And yet Paul Wood, the BBC's Chief Russia Correspondent at the time, contacted the CIA in January '17 to confirm the Kremlin had compromising tapes of Trump, received confirmation, published it on the BBC website, and it never got re-reported because no one in America followed up” [3]3Wood, Trump, Matthew Miller, CohenTrump kompromat, Steele Dossier, Back Channels, PragueCIA, McClatchy, BBC236
Damage controlDecember 27, 2018“NOTE: Per Steele's dossier, Cohen was in Prague to meet Kremlin agents to do damage control on Page's trip to Moscow—during which he met Kremlin officials then came back to America and lied about it—and Manafort's firing, which we now know covered Manafort-Kremlin agent contacts.” [2]2Steele, Cohen, Page, Manafort, TrumpSteele Dossier, Russian CollusionKremlin237
Data harvestersDecember 25, 2018“Papadopoulos received $10,000—with a promise of more—at a meeting in Tel Aviv with the CEO of Israeli company Terrogence at a time (mid-2017) when he was still wrongly thought to be a viable Trump agent. What does Terrogence do? Harvest data from Facebook.” (unrolled) [15]15Papadopoulos, Al-Sissi, Carson, Trump, Flynn, Charles Tawil, Mangiante, Shai ArbelIsraeli Collusion, Zamel Meeting, Social Media Campaign, Flynn Plea, Witness TamperingTerrogence, Facebook, Forbes, Cambridge Analytica, Times of Israel, Forward, Telegraph, Daily Beast238
Juggling actDecember 25, 2018“Major-media reporting has the UAE—thus Saudi Arabia—secretly aiding the attempted 2016 coup in Turkey. When the coup failed, the UAE—thus Saudi Arabia—needed to get on Erdogan's good side. Now you know why Flynn simultaneously lobbied for UAE/Saudi Arabia and worked for Erdogan.” (unrolled) [12]12Flynn, Erdogan, Trump, Nader, MBZ, MBS, Al-Sissi, Prince, Schmitz, Papadopoulos, Barrack, ObamaGrand Bargain, Red Sea Conspiracy, Mideast Nuclear DealReuters, ACU239
Too big to tell?December 25, 2018“There is simply no question left—*none whatsoever*—that the Trump campaign was secretly negotiating future U.S. foreign policy throughout the 2016 campaign in order to win covert (and illegal) financial and other support from Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Hungary, Israel, and Egypt.” (unrolled) [26]26Trump, Flynn, Prince, Trump Jr., Nader, Zamel, Dahlan, Al-Sissi, Gordon, Page, Mueller, PapadopoulosFavorite, Grand Bargain, Russian Sanctions, Russian Collusion, Back Channels, Zamel Meeting, Hungary, Khashoggi Murder, Seychelles Meeting, Prince Testimony, Proof of Collusion, Israel, Egypt, JournalismGrand Bargain ListGrand Bargain Top PickCongress, Twitter, DOJ, DIA, NatSec, The Sunday Times240
Delicious self-ownDecember 24, 2018“A delicious self-own: Tucker Carlson's DAILY CALLER just declared the claim "that Never-Trump Republicans were responsible for initial funding of the salacious Steele dossier" to be one of the "ten most egregious fake news stories of 2018." But THE DAILY CALLER *also* wrote this:” [3]3Tucker Carlson, Trump, SteeleSteele Dossier, Trump kompromatDaily Caller, Fusion GPS241
Laundering openlyDecember 24, 2018“So...Saudi Arabia is laundering—via Syria—hundreds of millions of dollars in plain sight in order to pay off Russia for the money it spent helping you win the 2016 election, Saudi Arabia and Russia being two countries your son explicitly agreed to collude with in summer 2016. OK.” (unrolled) [16]16Trump, Trump Jr., Nader, MBS, Zamel, Putin, MuellerGrand Bargain, Money Laundering, Russian Sanctions, Zamel Meeting, Impeachment, DisinformationNewsweek, Rusal, Kremlin242
Collusion signalDecember 24, 2018“THE DAILY BEAST (12/7): "There's little question where the Mueller investigation is going. Mueller has signalled to us he’s found collusion." This almost makes the year THE DAILY BEAST spent attacking me for robustly making the case for collusion worth it.” [2]2Mueller, Trump, Manafort Russian collusion, Journalism Daily Beast243
Dangerously wrongDecember 23, 2018“Why are inaccurate reports like the one @ KenDilanianNBC just filed so dangerous? THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE today: "NBC reports that [Mueller] plans to deliver a final report to the Justice Department by the end of February." That's not even close to what an already wrong report said.” (unrolled) [31]31Dilanian, Mueller, Trump, Trump Jr., Stone, Corsi, Prince, Nader, Flynn, Gates, Cohen, Manafort, EricksonJournalism, Mueller Report, SC Investigation, Indictments, Cohen Plea, Manafort Plea, Flynn Plea, Gates Plea, Trump Jr. Testimony, Stone Testimony, Corsi Testimony, Prince Testimony, Russian Collusion, WikiLeaks Leaks, Proof of CollusionWikiLeaks, MSNBC, NBC, DOJ, Trump Org, UNH, Chicago Tribune244
Quite a long timeDecember 22, 2018“Actually, it took him quite a long time. He accepted collusive pre-election assistance from an Israeli government-linked "business intel" firm run by Joel Zamel and has furthered Israel's interests in the region (including a reconstituted GCC run by Saudi Arabia) for three years.” [6]6Trump, Zamel, Flynn, Kushner, Netanyahu, Clinton, Jennifer RubinIsraeli Collusion, Russian Collusion, Grand BargainGCC245
A word on TreasonDecember 18, 2018“A word on TREASON, now that Flynn's sentencing judge has raised it: I DON'T think the Treason statute applies—and never have. That said, Russian MILITARY hackers were waging CYBERWAR on America in '16 and Flynn negotiated unilateral benefits for the Kremlin AFTER he learned that.” [5]5Flynn, Trump, MuellerRussian Cyberattack, Treason, Flynn Plea, Flynn Sentence, Russian SanctionsKremlin246
Secret negotiationsDecember 18, 2018“QUESTION: If Flynn secretly and illegally negotiating sanctions w/ Sergey Kislyak in December 2016 wasn't so bad because it was post-election, how bad was it for him to secretly and illegally negotiate sanctions w/ Kislyak at Kislyak's house in December *2015*—as a Trump adviser?” [4]4Flynn, Kislyak, Trump, MuellerBack Channels, Kislyak contacts, Russian sanctions, Russian Collusion, Grand Bargain, Flynn Plea, Flynn Sentence247
Tweet-tamperingDecember 18, 2018“This tweet makes it sound like Trump is having the same sort of witness tampering backchannel contact w/ Flynn we recently discovered he was having with Manafort. We know Trump called him and told him to "stay strong" in April '17 even after Flynn declared he wanted to cooperate.” [4]4Flynn, Trump, Manafort, MuellerBack Channels, Witness-Tampering, Pardon, Russian Collusion, Flynn Sentence248
MVCWDecember 17, 2018“I've been saying for a year that Mike Flynn is far and away the most valuable cooperating witness Mueller has. Media is expressing unrelenting shock at how good Flynn's plea deal was for him. Two possibilities: (1) I was right. (2) Mueller's a terrible prosecutor. Choose one.” (unrolled) [11]11Flynn, Mueller, Trump, CohenFlynn Plea Deal, Flynn Sentence, Cohen Plea, Cohen Sentence, Pardon, Impeachment249
Wrong on everythingDecember 16, 2018“Isikoff's a good journalist. He's also wrong about everything in this interview: from Mueller's timeline to Steele's dossier, from Cohen's Prague trip to what Flynn's first-to-the-feds plea deal meant, from the scope of Butina's role to what "collusion" signifies in this context.” (unrolled) [11]11Isikoff, Mueller, Steele, Cohen, Flynn, Butina, TrumpSteele Dossier, Russian Collusion, Flynn Plea Deal, Journalism, Trump kompromat Mediate250
And they didDecember 16, 2018“Like many Trump-Russia watchers, I agreed to go with the "negotiations until June '16" line because that's what federal filings said. But the sanctions negotiations went through Election Day, so most thought Trump Tower Moscow talks did too. And they did.” [3]3Trump, Giuliani, Cohen, Rozov, Aras AgalarovTrump Tower Moscow Deals, Russian Sanctions, Proof of CollusionHill251
End ten canardsDecember 16, 2018“(THREAD) THE 10 WORST DEFENSES OF TRUMP HIS SUPPORTERS SPREAD ON TWITTER. Are you sick of hearing defenses that wouldn't pass muster in an eighth-grade Social Studies class? Here are replies to the 10 worst ones. I hope you'll read and RETWEET so we can finally end these canards.” [12]12Trump, Mueller, ClintonLegal, Russian CyberattackFBI, DOJ, GOP252
CrazycakesDecember 16, 2018“Cohen can aid the Russia probe, but also Trump Organization investigations that lie beyond Trump's pardon power and/or capacity to thwart by eliminating Mueller. Flynn and Papadopoulos are two Russia witnesses selling the same anti-FBI line—which suggests expectation of a pardon.” [6]6Cohen, Trump, Mueller, Flynn, McCabe, Strzok, Papadopoulos, ManafortCohen Plea Deal, Flynn Plea Deal, Pardon, Flynn Sentence, Manafort Plea, Papadopoulos Plea, SC Investigation, Mueller ReportTrump Org, FBI, Congress, DOJ, SCOTUS253
Overheated theoriesDecember 14, 2018“We finally have confirmation that none of Papadopoulos' overheated conspiracy theories about the FBI bore any relation to the truth, nor were they intended to—they were a media marketing strategy to position Papadopoulos for a Congressional run before a post-truth GOP electorate.” [2]2PapadopoulosPapadopoulos SentenceFBI, GOP, Congress, Politico254
Take it backDecember 14, 2018“Now you know why Trump hasn't publicly attacked Flynn: the conversation among Trump allies appears to be that Trump should pardon him. That said, Flynn has spent a year giving Mueller "significant cooperation"—a pardon would only be an attempt to induce Flynn to take it all back.” [4]4Trump, Flynn, Gaetz, MuellerFlynn Plea, Flynn Sentence, Pardon, ImpeachmentFBI, Hill255
Making hayDecember 14, 2018“Some are making hay about the fact that Zainab Ahmad was at the courthouse with Dreeben. She was behind the Flynn cooperation deal; her specialties: NatSec, counter-terrorism, and cybercrime. The *first* Flynn-related name that comes to mind is Joel Zamel.” [3]3Zainab Ahmad, Dreeban, Flynn, Zamel, Kushner, Broidy, Bannon, Nix, Kaiser, Malloch, Farage, McFarlane, Barrack, McFarlandFlynn Plea, Flynn SentenceNatSec, India Abroad256
Signed agreement?December 14, 2018“BREAKING NEWS:” [3]3Butina, MuellerBack Channels, NRANRA, Mother Jones, Kremlin257
On BarrackDecember 14, 2018“Here's a tweet from *more than five months ago* (apropos of today's Times quote about two Trump funds now under federal criminal investigation: "Thomas Barrack, a billionaire financier and one of Mr. Trump’s closest friends, raised money for both funds"):” [2]2Barrack, Trump, McFarlane, Flynn, MifsudMideast Nuclear Deal, JournalismNYT258
WSJ confirmsDecember 13, 2018“It's been so many months that I've been talking about Thomas Barrack—how important he is to the Mueller investigation, and how *amazing* it is that no one in media ever talks about him. Now the WSJ confirms that the committee Barrack ran for Trump is under criminal investigation.” [2]2Barrack, Mueller, Trump, KushnerInauguration Committee Investigation, Grand Bargain, Foreign DonationsWSJ, SDNY259
BottomlessDecember 13, 2018“Here come the "Bottomless Pinocchios" again” [2]2Trump, Cohen, Trump Jr.IndictmentHill260
Holistic defenseDecember 13, 2018“I agree with much of what's been said here, but in fairness that's really not how criminal defense works. Every case is approached holistically; if a client's interests are best served by a plea, a defense attorney may advise forgoing some or even all his usual motions practice.” [3]3Flynn, RangappaLegal, Flynn PleaWH, FBI261
Breaking (sort of)December 13, 2018“BREAKING (sort of): We already knew from major-media reporting that Flynn was in contact with Kislyak *during* the campaign. That reporting is discussed in my book Proof of Collusion. That said, I'm sure half of Washington will act like we're learning this now for the first time.” [7]7Flynn, Kislyak, Trump, David Corn, Comey, Putin, Clinton, SessionsFlynn Plea, Proof of Collusion, Back Channels, Kislyak contacts, Russian Cyberattack, Russian Sanctions, Classified Briefing, Grand Bargain, Comey TestimonyTwitter, Congress, Kremlin262
Trump-Saudi dealDecember 13, 2018“Reupping this, which only touches the *surface* of this story.” [2]2Trump, Trump Jr.Grand Bargain, SanctionsNew Yorker263
Follow the moneyDecember 13, 2018“NOTE: A week after George Nader offered Trump collusive assistance—believed to be *money*—on behalf of Saudi Arabia, Elliott Broidy's lawyer Michael Cohen cleared a huge payment to David Pecker to kill the McDougal story. Post-election, guess who paid Broidy tons of money? Nader.” [6]6Nader, Trump, Broidy, Cohen, Pecker, McDougal, MBSStormy Liaisons, Hush Money, Cohen Plea264
Unilateral giftDecember 13, 2018“NOTE: Trump's tweets on the Iran deal are criminally inculpatory. By repeatedly writing that money withheld as a result of sanctions is in fact US money that can be gifted, he's confirming his intent in setting his Russia sanctions policy: a unilateral gift of trillions to Putin.” [6]6TrumpRussian Sanctions, Russian Cyberwar, Proof of Collusion, Legal, Back ChannelsKremlin265
Earth-shakingDecember 13, 2018“One of the reasons I wrote Proof of Collusion was to try to prepare people for the earth-shaking revelations that are coming. Today, The Daily Beast reported as an "exclusive" the content of Ch. 11 of the book. Those who've read the book will feel, I hope, well ahead of the news.” [2]2TrumpProof of CollusionDaily Beast266
Iran's moneyDecember 12, 2018“How many Americans do you think know that that $150 billion dollars is Iran's money, not ours? And that it was merely returned to them when they abided by the sanctions agreement we signed with them?” [2]2Obama, TrumpSanctionsDems267
Their bossDecember 12, 2018“NOTE: Giuliani slips at one point and refers to Comey as "their boss" (i.e. the boss of the agents he spoke with). The problem is he says the agents he spoke with were ex-FBI, so Comey couldn't have been their boss—unless he was their boss because they were *current* FBI agents.” [2]2Giuliani, ComeyTrue Pundit Hoax, Clinton kompromat, emailsFBI, NYFO268
LE pushbackDecember 12, 2018“Here's what I'm waiting for: the pushback from law enforcement. I'm waiting for cops from around the country who are generally conservative in their politics to speak up and say we don't want criminals in the White House any more than we do on the streets of our towns and cities.” [8]8Trump, Chris CuomoWH, SiriusXM269
Cohen sentencedDecember 12, 2018“BREAKING: Trump Attorney and Fixer Michael Cohen Gets 3 Years” [6]6Cohen, Trump, Mueller, Trump Jr., PrinceCohen Plea, Cohen Sentence, Cohen Testimony, Trump Jr. Testimony, Prince TestimonyCongress270
Phew!December 12, 2018“Phew! And *I'd* thought that the big news here was that America's National Security Advisor was secretly and illegally negotiating with a hostile foreign power, and then lied to federal law enforcement about it as part of a conspiracy with our enemies to defraud the United States” [3]3Flynn, Byron York, TrumpLegal, Russian CollusionFNC, FBI271
1000s turned overDecember 11, 2018“Not surprisingly, Michael Flynn's attorneys reveal *very* little in his sentencing memo, first because they don't need to and second because they *can't*. One of the only key items is that Flynn turned over "thousands" of documents from the Flynn Intel Group and another business.” [2]2Flynn, MuellerFlynn Plea, Flynn SentenceFlynn Intel Group272
Civil war threatDecember 11, 2018“Uh... did the President of the United States just *threaten America with civil war* if federal prosecutors refer him for impeachment because they have proof beyond a reasonable doubt he committed high crimes and misdemeanors, the standard set by a constitution he swore to uphold?” [6]6Trump, Jeff Mason, Steve Holland, Roberta Rampton, ClintonCivil War, Impeachment273
Smocked tropeDecember 11, 2018“The "smoking gun" is a Hollywood trope that has nothing to do with how criminal cases are investigated, charged, or prosecuted. What Trump's "smocking gun" typo (or "typo") got all of us to do was repeat endlessly a concept that has no proper place in the American justice system.” [2]2TrumpLegal274
Go on recordDecember 11, 2018“Yes, and if he is neither impeached *nor* voted out, we've lost both our rule of law *and* our soul.” [2]2TrumpImpeachmentGOP275
Impeach himDecember 11, 2018“One attorney to another, I would say to @ Comey that the rule of law, whether statutory or constitutional, is not something we put up to a vote. If Trump committed sufficient criminal or other offenses for constitutional norms to say he should be impeached, he should be impeached.” (unrolled) [10]10Comey, Trump, MuellerImpeachment276
Craven liarDecember 11, 2018“"As long as Cohen's a liar, I shouldn't give much credibility to what he says," says outgoing Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley. OK Chuck, so how much do you credit Trump's *denial* that he committed the crimes SDNY says he did, given that he's a historically craven liar?” [2]2Grassley, Trump, CohenSDNY, GOP, WH, SJC277
Both are trueDecember 11, 2018“America is now a place in which both these things are true: 1. The GOP categorically denies any collusion with Russia. 2. During a raid of the home of a top GOP operative, the FBI found the following note: "How to respond to FSB offer of employment?"” [1]1ButinaRussian CollusionGOP, FBI, FSB278
Person of the YearDecember 11, 2018“Thanks to TIME for listening to the thousands who suggested this, of which I was only one (but proud to be so). Not coincidentally, I woke up today to a death threat prompted by my Trump journalism. Many forget: Khashoggi's Trump journalism is what got him banned in Saudi Arabia.” [3]3Khashoggi, Trump, AbramsonJournalism, Khoshoggi MurderTIME279
Breaking re: ButinaDecember 10, 2018“BREAKING:” [3]3Butina, Trump, Torshin, Trump Jr., EricksonButin Plea Deal, Russian Sanctions, Back Channels, NRANRA, GOP, Kremlin280
Lies neededDecember 9, 2018“Schoen worked for Republicans Richard Shelby and Evan Bayh. Pinchuk is also a Trump donor. Schoen now works for Fox News and Newsmax. He wrote a book on the Tea Party with right-wing pollster Scott Rasmussen. But @ dbongino needs Schoen as a Clintonite, so in SPYGATE you get this:” [4]4Schoen, Shelby, Bayh, Pinchuk, Rasmussen, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Bongino, Trump, MorrisJournalism, DisinformationGOP, Dems, FNC281
We there yet? YES!December 9, 2018“This is a good article. What concerns me is that many in media are seeing overwhelming evidence of crimes—say obstruction or witness tampering—but continue saying there's merely a "likelihood" (Charles Blow) or that it "looks like we'll find" crimes (Alex Finley). No—we're there.” [8]8Charles Blow, Alex Finley, Trump, Sipher, Rangappa, Berstein, GiulianiJournalism, LegalCNN, DOJ282
CandylandDecember 9, 2018“You know what? Good. If he's stepped off to a candyland in which everything's going swimmingly, all the better for Mueller. Whether he sings the same tune when Stone, Don Jr., Corsi, Credico, Prince, Erickson, and others likely to be indicted are indicted is a different question.” [2]2Trump, Mueller, Stone, Trump Jr., Corsi, Credico, Prince, Erickson, Manafort, Kushner, IvankaIndictments, Pardon, SC Investigation283
Two DealsDecember 9, 2018“*Two* deals. Both capable of earning Trump hundreds of millions of dollars; both requiring assistance from Putin; both in active status during the 2016 presidential campaign. 1. Trump-Agalarov (2013-2017) 2. Trump-Rozov (2015-2016)” [1]1Trump, Aras Agalarov, Rozov, Putin, CornTrump Tower Moscow Deals284
VindicationDecember 9, 2018“*Vindication*. "Many with marquee platforms once derided these people for their obsession. Those critics are much quieter now, as tweets that once seemed gonzo have been borne out in indictments, sentencing documents, pleas, and investigative journalism."” [2]2TrumpJournalism, Indictments, PleasLATimes285
TerrifyingDecember 9, 2018“THE WASHINGTON POST (and take a moment to consider how terrifying this sentence is):” [2]2Mueller, TrumpSC InvestigationWaPo, GOP, WH286
Well past thatDecember 9, 2018“No. The "criminal" part we're *well* past: he *is* a criminal. That he committed crimes since (and BTW, also before) he announced his run is clear. The stage we're at *now* is determining the full roster of crimes and *how* he used them to gain election and collude with Putin.” [2]2Trump, Sater, Putin, Charles M. BlowRussian CollusionNYT287
Dick & Jane on CrimeDecember 9, 2018“Here's 2 guys who don't know the law or CI throwing around the word "verified" as if they know what it means (to the extent it's applicable at all) in this context, when in fact they're simply using a term their readers know to paint a picture of how things work that's inaccurate” [2]2HumeJournalism, FISAFNC288
OopsyDecember 8, 2018“Oops. Bill Barr can't possibly—*ethically*—oversee Mueller's investigation now. Keep in mind that Trump has said—100 times—that Mueller having interviewed for the FBI Director position means he can't investigate the POTUS. Yeah, do *that* math. This one's an *actual* conflict.” [3]3Barr, Trump, MuellerAG Moves, SC InvestigationFBI, Yahoo289
Transcript scouredDecember 8, 2018“Just got home, and plan to scour this transcript for signs it was indeed, as I wrote in December '16, the "Trumplandia" cabal in the NYC field office of the FBI that deliberately leaked info about the Clinton case to force Comey to reopen it and thereby give Trump the White House” (unrolled) [41]41Trump, Clinton, Comey, Gowdy, Kushner, Ratcliffe, Strzok, Nadler, Baker, Jackson Lee, Giuliani, Horowitz, Prince, Trump Jr., Flynn, Bannon, IvankaTrue Pundit Hoax, Comey Transcript, Impeachment, Comey Firing, Emails, Classified BriefingFBI, NYFO, Hill, WH, GOP, Congress, Dems290
Told not flippingDecember 8, 2018“NOTE: In January 2018, Howard Fineman reported for NBC that Trump was privately telling friends he had become "convinced" Paul Manafort was not going to "flip" on him. It now seems likely that either Manafort told him that directly or through a Trump administration intermediary.” [3]3Howard Fineman, Trump, Manafort, PriebusManafort Plea, Pardon, Impeachment, ObstructionNBC291
Aborted outreachDecember 8, 2018“Trump met FACE-TO-FACE with Kremlin spymaster Alexander Torshin at an NRA event months BEFORE he announced his presidentual run but AFTER he had told everyone he was going to run. Then Don Jr. had a followup meeting with Torshin. But THIS aborted 2015 outreach is supposedly news?” [2]2Trump, Torshin, Trump Jr., MuellerBack Channels, NRA, JournalismHill, NRA, Kremlin292
Media woke upDecember 8, 2018“If you've read PROOF OF COLLUSION or follow the Trump-Russia story at all closely, you know that yesterday we learned almost *nothing* that wasn't already in the public record. And yet yesterday was *huge*. Why? Because American media *woke up* en masse and joined the rest of us.” [3]3Trump, Cohen, Manafort, IvankaImpeachment, Journalism293
His milieuDecember 7, 2018“Every time Trump said Manafort was in his milieu for only 49 days it was a lie. I and others have pointed it out. Not only was Manafort with the campaign for 150 days, but as I've noted he remained in touch with Trump directly and through intermediaries thereafter. 2017 and 2018.” [2]2Trump, Manafort, Cohen, MuellerWitness Tampering, ObstructionWH294
No positionDecember 7, 2018“What MUELLER is saying about the SDNY recommendation is that he takes no position on it. This isn't the same as Mueller saying Cohen deserves no jail-time for his role in Trump-Russia collusion. More likely, Mueller simply knows that Cohen is going to prison for 4-5 years anyway.” [2]2Mueller, Cohen, TrumpCohen Plea, Cohen Sentence, Russian CollusionSDNY, SCO295
BreakingDecember 7, 2018“BREAKING:” [2]2Cohen, TrumpCohen SentenceSDNY296
DistractionDecember 7, 2018“I think you'll hear many analysts say today that Trump announced his new Attorney General pick today to distract slightly from what is likely to be a moderately damaging news cycle for him, possibly an exceedingly damaging one. It's also a Friday news dump (so, harder to cover).” [2]2TrumpAG Moves297
Indeed criminalDecember 6, 2018“That Trump's money-for-sanctions relief quid pro quo was indeed criminal is now increasingly conventional wisdom thank god” [2]2Trump, Cohen, Tribe, Rocah, Hayes, Magnitsky, Aras Agalarov, RozovRussian Sanctions, Trump Tower Moscow Deals, LegalMSNBC298
FlashbacksDecember 6, 2018“I'm having flashbacks to mid-2017 when myself and every criminal defense attorney online was saying "Hey, the Comey firing was *definitely* Obstruction!" and there were pundits wall-to-wall saying, "Obstruction is so hard to prove..." Looks like the FBI didn't have as much doubt.” [9]9Comey, Mueller, Rosenstein, Trump, McCabeComey Firing, Obstruction, ImpeachmentFBI, DOJ299
In all fairnessDecember 5, 2018“In fairness, this is all in PROOF OF COLLUSION (published November 13)” [2]2Erickson, Trump, McFarland, FlynnProof of Collusion, Journalism300
When did they meetDecember 5, 2018“One big question I have is whether Trump had met Maria Butina prior to July 2015 and knew she was going to ask him at FreedomFest about his views on Russian sanctions—which gave him a chance to publicly make an assurance to Putin. He'd met Butina's boss just a few months earlier.” (unrolled) [10]10Trump, Butina, Putin, Sater, Rozov, Torshin, Maddow, Trump Jr.Russian Sanctions, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Back Channels, NRAKremlin, GOP301
Flynn memo notesDecember 4, 2018“(OPEN THREAD) Once Special Counsel Robert Mueller files his sentencing memo in the Michael Flynn case, I'll begin live-tweeting information about and analysis of the memo in this thread. I hope you'll follow along and share this link with any others you think might be interested.” (unrolled) [57]57Mueller, Flynn, Trump, Bannon, Prince, Kushner, Cohen, Pence, McFarland, Isikoff, Trump Jr., Stone, Dershowitz, Maddow, Clovis, Nader, Page, ManafortFlynn Plea, Flynn Sentence, Russian collusion, Obstruction, Impeachment, SC Investigation, Back Channels, Indictment, Proof of CollusionTwitter, Yahoo, MSNBC, Vox, NatSec302
Sweetheart dealDecember 4, 2018“THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT MIKE FLYNN 1. In March 2017, his lawyer told the feds Flynn had "a story to tell." 2. In April 2017, Trump called Flynn and told him to "stay strong" (i.e. quiet). 3. Flynn had so much to offer Mueller that Mueller gave him a sweetheart, one-charge deal.” [2]2Flynn, Trump, MuellerFlynn Plea, Flynn Sentence303
Flynn sentencingDecember 4, 2018“(THREAD) What can we expect from the Flynn sentencing memo today—bombshells, or a more muted presentation? This thread considers some of the possibilities, and their consequences, as we close in on a major milestone in the Mueller investigation. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [12]12Flynn, Mueller, Papadopoulos, TrumpFlynn Sentence, Flynn Plea, Papadopoulos Plea, Legal, Russia collusion304
3000+December 3, 2018“290 pages is great—though I suspect the full report would/should be 3,000+ pages, give the scope of the evidence, number of witnesses, litany of charges explored and brought, and so on” [2]2MuellerMueller ReportAxios305
No endgame yetDecember 3, 2018“Great article, though we must remember that references to a Mueller "endgame" ultimately serve only to drive up interest in an article—all the evidence suggests that Mueller is months (at least) from completing his work. When we pretend otherwise, we wrongly encourage impatience.” (unrolled) [16]16Mueller, Manafort, Trump, Isikoff, Cohen, Trump Jr., Stone, Credico, CorsiManafort Plea, SC Investigation, Flynn Sentence, Manafort Sentence, Cohen SentenceYahoo, Congress, DOJ306
Treasure troveDecember 3, 2018“I imagine no one at DOJ is filing for an injunction against Trump's witness tampering-and-obstruction themed Twitter feed, and no civilian is actively lobbying Twitter to shut him down for ToS violations anymore, because @ realDonaldTrump is now a *treasure trove* of criminality.” [2]2TrumpTestimonyTwitter307
WitTamperTweetingDecember 3, 2018“Witness tampering. Again. If only the most competent federal criminal investigator of our age were reading and cataloging—or having someone else do it—every tweet by this man. I imagine what would happen, if that occurred, is that all these tweets would later show up in a report.” [2]2Trump, StoneWitness TamperingTwitter308
InfightingDecember 3, 2018“Infighting between Trump-Russia analysts, researchers, and journalists is terrible—and just plain silly. I always tell people to read widely on the subject and eschew camps *or* anyone who says, "Don't read that person!" or (in the most insane cases) "That person's an FSB agent!"” [3]3TrumpJournalismFSB309
Creepy peepsDecember 3, 2018“Some really creepy people are passing around a mid-December 2016 tweet I wrote as I was urging media to focus on pro-Trump corruption to block Trump's certification *and allow more time for a Russia probe*. They're hoping folks won't *read* the article of mine the tweet links to:” [2]2Trump, Louise Mensch, TrueFactsStatedJournalismNSA, FBI310
Second LoIDecember 2, 2018“(THREAD) It's time for America to discuss the SECOND Letter of Intent that Trump signed to build a Trump Tower Moscow—a Letter that was active two years earlier than the one we learned of this week and that remained active through 2017. I hope you'll read on for more and RETWEET.” (unrolled) [53]53Trump, Aras Agalarov, Rozov, Putin, Peskov, Emin Agalarov, Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Cohen, Stone, Steele, Burt, Papadopoulos, Clinton, Flynn, Kislyak, Sessions, Simes, IvankaTrump Tower Moscow Deals, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Russia Sanctions, Trump Jr. Testimony, Steele Dossier, Mayflower Meeting, Clinton kompromat, Hacked Emails, Kislyak contacts, RNC Meeting, Sessions Office Meeting, WikiLeaks communications, Legal, FavoriteTower Moscow List, Legal ListTower Moscow Top Pick, LegalKremlin, Congress, GOP, Columbia Law School, SCOTUS, MI6, Gazprom, State, Treasury, Forbes, DOJ311
Across the boardDecember 2, 2018“1/ A key Trump camp lie that died this week was that Trump was aloof from virtually every campaign conversation that could possibly have had legal ramifications. Cohen now tells us how closely Trump followed every development. We'll discover that that was true *across the board*.” (unrolled) [10]10Trump, Cohen, Flynn, Kislyak, Trump Jr., IvankaCohen Plea, I Love It Meeting, Kislyak Contact, Back Channels312
Clearly crimesDecember 1, 2018“1/ In his sentencing submission, Cohen makes it 100% CLEAR that Trump paid off former mistresses Daniels and McDougal EXPLICITLY to avoid their true stories of Trump's infidelity "adversely affect[ing] the [presidential] Campaign," confirming that Trump committed election crimes.” (unrolled) [20]20Cohen, Trump, Daniels, McDougal, Mueller, Putin, Papadopoulos, Clinton, Sater, PeskovCohen Sentence, Campaign Crimes, Cohen Testimony, Russia Sanctions, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Clinton kompromat, Hacked emails, WikiLeaks Leaks, Proof of Collusion, Trump Tower Moscow DealDocument Cloud, Congress, RNC, Kremlin, FBI, NatSec, WikiLeaks313
Zeus alert!November 30, 2018“When Trump talks about Michael Cohen being a "liar" I think we're missing a basic irony that should've caused Zeus to rain lightning down from the heavens on Trump long ago: Trump is calling someone a liar I'm pretty sure he doesn't get to do that” [2]2Trump, Cohen, ZeusCohen Plea Deal, JournalismWaPo314
Two Tower DealsNovember 30, 2018“(IMPORTANT) There were TWO Trump Tower Moscow deals the Trumps lied about. 1. TRUMP-AGALAROV. Signed 2013—ACTIVE through February 2017. 2. TRUMP-ROZOV. Signed 2015—ACTIVE through June 2016 (at *least*). And note: 3. TRUMP-GORDEEV. Offered 2015—declined in favor of TRUMP-ROZOV.” [2]2Trump, Aras Agalarov, Rozov, Gordeev, Emin Agalarov, Trump Jr., Eric TrumpTrump Tower Moscow Deals, Proof of CollusionCrocus Group, Trump Org315
Discover POCNovember 30, 2018“Discover PROOF OF COLLUSION:” [2]2Trump, AbramsonProof of CollusionNYT, USA Today, Amazon, iTunes, Kirkus316
Secret dealNovember 30, 2018“PROOF OF COLLUSION, which has a chapter on Trump's secret 2015 Trump Tower Moscow deal, confirms that no one at the Trump Organization knew of the deal except Trump, his family, Cohen, and Sater. Why? Because it was dirty. The claim this was a "well-known project" is another lie.” [6]6Trump, Cohen, Sater, RozovTrump Tower Moscow Deals, Russia Sanctions, Proof of CollusionKremlin317
Stupid meeting ideaNovember 29, 2018“There's a Cohen-Papadopoulos connection here all journalists will be talking about going forward. These were apparently the 2 men actively coordinating the possibility of Trump meeting Putin and/or going to Moscow during the campaign (a stupid idea that Manafort rightly opposed).” [1]1Cohen, Papadopoulos, Trump, Putin, Manafort318
Italy insteadNovember 29, 2018“(1 of 2) One of the biggest parts of today's Cohen plea is one few will focus on: "contemplated travel to Moscow in connection with the Moscow project." This is the July 2016 Moscow trip Sater set up for Cohen to meet PUTIN (yes!) and PESKOV. Cohen said no, went to Italy instead.” [3]3Cohen, Putin, Peskov, Sater, PapadopoulosBack Channels, Moscow, Italy, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Proof of Collusion, Cohen Plea DealKremlin, RNC319
Interview re: CohenNovember 29, 2018“(VIDEO INTERVIEW) Here's the video of my interview with BBC World News from a couple hours ago. We discussed Cohen's plea to one count of making false statements (1001 U.S.C. (a)(2)) and what that plea means for Donald Trump both politically *and* legally.” [1]1Abramson, Cohen, TrumpCohen Plea DealBBC World News, Youtube320
Penthouse for PutinNovember 29, 2018“*MAJOR* BREAKING NEWS:” [4]4Putin, Trump, Cohen, SaterTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Russia SanctionsTrump Org, BuzzFeed321
Careful w/ dictionNovember 29, 2018“One thing I'd say to journalists is we have to be *very* careful with diction now. "The plea includes evidence, for the first time, that could show how Trump was compromised by Russia" ( @ NatashaBertrand) is wrong. We've had evidence over a year—it's the first *in-court* evidence.” [2]2Trump, BertrandCohen Plea Deal, JournalismAtlantic322
Dank, corrupt mireNovember 29, 2018“Published 5 months ago. Breaking news today. Thanks so much to all the readers of this feed for your support. Without your hundreds of kind notes publicly and privately, I wouldn't have had the spirit to keep trudging—digitally—through this dank mire of corruption day after day.” [2]2Cohen, Trump, Mueller, AbramsonCohen Plea Deal, SeThreadsTwitter323
We have a problemNovember 29, 2018“I don't think people appreciate yet what's happening. If Trump was secretly working a 9-figure real estate deal with a Kremlin-connected Russian oligarch AFTER he received his August 17, 2016 classified briefing telling him Russia was attacking America—Houston, we have a problem.” [2]2Trump, Rozov, SaterClassified Briefing, Trump Tower Moscow DealKremlin324
These very liesNovember 29, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: More Proof of Collusion Michael Cohen lied about Trump's involvement in a Trump Tower Moscow deal *during* the presidential campaign. All this was discussed in PROOF OF COLLUSION; I did a thread on Cohen telling these very lies months ago.” [3]3Cohen, Trump, Putin, Sater, RozovCohen Plea Deal, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Proof of CollusionNBC, G-20325
Pass to PutinNovember 28, 2018“There's not a criminal investigator in America who doesn't read this as an admission (and attempted mitigation) by Papadopoulos that he told the Greek foreign minister what Mifsud told him about Clinton's emails *because* he wanted the request for the emails to be passed to Putin” [2]2Papadopoulos, Clinton, Mifsud, PutinBack Channels, Greece, Clinton kompromat, Hacked emailsCNN326
BristleNovember 28, 2018“The one thing I bristle at is the idea that *now* we have proof of collusion because Corsi admits trying to get Clinton emails from the Russians (indirectly). You know who admits trying to get them *directly*? Schmitz Flynn Bannon Smith Clovis Trump Jr. Kushner Manafort + others” [3]3Corsi, Clinton, Schmitz, Flynn, Bannon, Smith, Clovis, Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort, Veselnitskaya, Akhmetshin, Kilimnick, TrumpClinton kompromat, Hacked emails, Back Channels, Hungary, Proof of Collusion, I Love It Meeting327
Stop writing. Read.November 28, 2018“Anyone who writes that Manafort lying to Mueller about Kilimnick means the lies had nothing to do with collusion needs to stop writing on Trump-Russia altogether until they've read a book on the topic. This is a *stunning* misstatement of essential facts.” [8]8Manafort, Mueller, Kilimnick, Trump, Putin, BarrackRussian collusion, RNC Platform Change, PardonWSJ, GOP, Kremlin328
1-on-1 callsNovember 28, 2018“This feed has long said Trump/Papadopoulos had 1-on-1 calls that haven't yet been reported. Natasha Bertrand and Scott Stedman just reported on one; there are others, including one from March '16, per Greek media. And remember GP was in Greece with Russian allies in December '16.” [3]3Trump, Papadopoulos, Bertran, Stedman, Millian, SteeleBack Channels, Israel, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Russia, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, RosneftNatSec, Rosneft329
Collusive timelineNovember 28, 2018“Veselnitskaya discussed incriminating Clinton Foundation documents/info with Don Jr., Manafort, and Kushner at the now-infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting; shortly after, Manafort friend/business associate Stone was telling Corsi to get Clinton Foundation emails from WikiLeaks” [3]3Veselnitskaya, Clinton, Trump Jr., Manafort, Kushner, Stone, Corsi, Assange, AgalarovI Love It Meeting, Clinton kompromat, Hacked emailsClinton Foundation330
Next day, CA offersNovember 28, 2018“On August 2, 2016, Corsi writes Stone, "Word is [WikiLeaks' Assange] plans 2 more dumps. Impact planned to be very damaging." The next day Cambridge Analytica-linked Joel Zamel—the same Cambridge Analytica with ties to WikiLeaks—offers Don Jr. collusive assistance at Trump Tower.” [1]1Corsi, Stone, Assange, Zamel, Trump Jr.WikiLeaks communications, Zamel Meeting, WikiLeaks Leaks, Disinformation campaignWikiLeaks, CA331
Women are bestNovember 28, 2018“I want to take a moment to say that the best Trump-Russia reporting being done across the world is being done by women. I know this because I read hundreds of major-media reports from around the world—and since the 80s—to write my book and women had done nearly all the best work.” [5]5Trump, Natasha Bertrand, Carole Cadwalladr, Marianna Kakaounaki, Caroline Orr, Betsy Woodruff, Sharon LaFraniere, Rachel Maddow, A.G., Jaleesa Johnson, Jordan CoburnJournalismAtlantic, Guardian, Observer, Daily Beast, NYT, MSNBC, Twitter332
Time warpNovember 28, 2018“According to The Daily Caller, a far-right publication, the first time dossier allegations made it to journalists was Fall 2015—that's right, *2015*—when *Republicans* were paying for the research. So if dossier info was disseminated pre-June 2016, it was the *GOP* that did it.” [2]2Kimberley Strassel, Page, SteeleSteele DossierGOP, Dems, Fusion GPS, FBI, Daily Caller333
Raise awareness POCNovember 28, 2018“If you're looking to raise awareness of PROOF OF COLLUSION as we head toward the new Democratic majority, here are some options (only if you want to; this is by no means a hard sell): 1. Review it on Amazon/Goodreads 2. Tweet/share on social media 3. Ask your library to stock it” [2]2AbramsonProof of CollusionDems, Amazon, Twitter334
Pardon for lyingNovember 28, 2018“JANUARY 2018: NBC reports Trump tells friends Manafort could take him down. TODAY: Media reports Trump is considering pardoning Manafort after he lied to the feds post-plea. And did so while in contact with Trump's team. To attorneys, this is as good as a confirmation of guilt.” [3]3Trump, Manafort, MuellerManafort Plea, Pardon, ImpeachmentNBC335
Tried for treasonNovember 28, 2018“TRUMP RTed this pic. So he wants these people "tried for treason": * Rosenstein, Deputy AG * Mueller, former FBI Director * Comey, former FBI Director * Holder, former AG * Lynch, former AG * Obama, former POTUS * Clinton, former POTUS * Clinton, former SoS * Clapper, former DNI” [2]2Trump, Rosenstein, Mueller, Comey, Holder, Lynch, Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, ClapperTreason, Witness TamperingFBI, Executive Branch336
Danger in flippingNovember 27, 2018“By god I'll keep linking to this damn January 2018 NBC story indicating Trump privately told friends only Manafort flipping could harm him until someone *acknowledges* Trump *admits* Manafort is a danger to him *What is there to "sell him out" on*? Link:” [3]3Manafort Plea, PardonNBC337
Why did Rudy lie?November 27, 2018“BREAKING NEWS (and yet what has been proposed on this feed, based on the available evidence, for some time):” [3]3Manafort, Trump, Mueller, GiulianiManfort PleaNYT338
Dates neededNovember 27, 2018“(BLAST FROM THE PAST) Here are two March 2016 events we need exact dates on: 1. The Stone-Trump phone call in which Stone convinced Trump to hire Manafort 2. The Manafort-Assange meeting in London The Stone-Manafort-Assange axis is looking pretty tight.” [1]1Stone, Trump, Manafort, AssangeBack Channels, London, WikiLeaks communications339
Whisper campaignNovember 27, 2018“(MAJOR NOTE) The reason Manafort took over Trump's campaign in just 3 weeks despite being hired as a mere delegate counter is that ROGER STONE initiated a whisper campaign against Corey Lewandowski. That campaign started...days after Manafort returned from meeting with WikiLeaks.” [6]6Manafort, Stone, Lewandowski, Assange, Trump, Putin, KilimnickWikiLeaks communications, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, RNC Platform Change, Quid Pro Quo, Russian CollusionWikiLeaks, NatSec, Kremlin, RNC340
Manafort in LondonNovember 27, 2018“I'd love to know if Manafort met with anyone else in London in March 2016. Papadopoulos—just hired by Trump—was living there at the time, and around March 10-11 his shady London employer suddenly dispatched him to Rome to meet Kremlin agent Mifsud, who would soon hawk HRC emails.” [8]8Manafort, Papadopoulos, Trump, Mifsud, Clinton, Assange, Flynn, Prince, BarrackBack Channels, London, Hacked emails, Clinton kompromat, Rome, Russian collusionKremlin, LCILP, NatSec341
ApprenticeNovember 27, 2018“Trump got Manafort's letter asking for a job February 29, 2016, but didn't hire him for 30 days. Over that time, Manafort was making a case for a job. It was also during that time he met with Assange. Think he pitched that to Trump? Is that why Trump said Manafort could sink him?” [4]4Manafort, Trump, AssangeBack Channels, London, WikiLeaks communications, Proof of CollusionGuardian, NBC342
Expect the truthNovember 26, 2018“Having represented men who went to prison, I'll say that when a 69 year-old man only has to *tell the truth* to get 6 to 8 years instead of 17 to 22, any prosecutor worth his salt will expect him to tell the truth; the idea that Mueller *assumed* Manafort would lie is... farcical” [2]2Mueller, Manafort, TrumpManafort Plea343
Legal sourceNovember 26, 2018"The NYT: "Legal experts suggested that if Manafort had been able to significantly further Mr. Mueller’s inquiry, he could have negotiated a more favorable deal." I'd like to know who those legal experts were. I know I never said anything like that, and no attorney I follow did.” [2]2Manafort, Mueller, TrumpLegalNYT344
Gates can giveNovember 26, 2018“This is incorrect. Gates can give Mueller much of what Manafort can; Flynn can give (overall) even more information on collusion—and collusion with more nations—than Manafort can, and the same is true for Erik Prince. Sessions and Clovis have *much* to add, as do Cohen and Sater.” [3]3Gates, Mueller, Manafort, Prince, Sessions, Clovis, Cohen, Sater, Trump, Matt Ford, Barrack, BannonManafort Plea, Russian Collusion, Pardon, Grand Bargain345
Ask Giuliani re: JDANovember 26, 2018“A question some journalist should ask Giuliani tonight is if—in the view of Trump's legal team—any sort of joint defense agreement still exists between Manafort and Trump, and whether, when, and to what effect they or their client have been in touch with Manafort or his lawyers.” [2]2Giuliani, Trump, ManafortManafort Plea, Legal346
Manfort or Stone?November 26, 2018“The chances this tweet was about MANAFORT and not Stone are high. And if that's correct, Trump was getting info about the Mueller-Manafort talks—over 50 hours of questioning. Why was Trump getting that info? And how is him having a conduit to Manafort connected to Manafort lying?” [3]3Manafort, Stone, Trump, Mueller, WhitakerAG Moves, Manafort PleaNBC347
Witness-tampering?November 26, 2018“Mark my words: Trump witness-tampered with Manafort directly/indirectly. Manafort had nothing to lose by cooperating with Mueller—only gain—and Mueller was asking him about Trump, and Manafort lied. So he was expecting a pardon. Which means somebody let him think it could happen.” [3]3Trump, Manafort, MuellerManfort Plea, Pardon, Witness-Tampering348
Breached Plea DealNovember 26, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: Manafort Breaches Plea Deal (It sounds like Manafort kept trying to hide evidence of collusion after cutting a deal; I said a week ago that Trump's tweets on "inner workings" and "screaming at a witness" meant Trump's legal team was still in contact with Manafort)” [4]4Manafort, Trump, Mueller, Katelyn PolantzManafort Plea, PardonFBI, CNN349
Material FactNovember 26, 2018“A Perjury charge can only be supported if a witness lies about a MATERIAL FACT. This means that Corsi is ADMITTING that he lied about a MATERIAL FACT in the Trump-Russia investigation—not about the weather. And from major-media reporting we know that that fact involved WikiLeaks.” [2]2Corsi, Trump, Trump Jr., Assange, Stone, Credico, Farage, Kushner, Bannon, Parscale, Kaiser, Zamel, Nix, MuellerLegal, WikiLeaks CommunicationsWikiLeaks, CA350
Chief value is infoNovember 26, 2018“Mueller knows what any good prosecutor knows: many witnesses' chief value lies in their information—not their incarceration. That's especially so when the President of the United States is an investigative target. I don't care if Corsi gets 0 days or 6 months—as long as he talks.” [3]3Mueller, Trump, Corsi, Papadopoulos351
All or noneNovember 26, 2018“I expected very little from this man as Mueller closed in, yet I must admit I did not foresee the defense that there was no collusion unless *everybody* colluded” [2]2Trump, MuellerRussian collusion352
Colluder bingoNovember 25, 2018“1 of the 4 men who runs the assassination scheme responsible for Khashoggi's murder met a Trump envoy in the Seychelles in early 2017. Another met with Trump's son in mid-2016. Another texts Jared regularly. Another has met the Trumps in the WH repeatedly.” [3]3Khashoggi, Trump, Kushner, Trump Jr., Prince, MBSBack Channels, Seychelles, Seychelles Summit, Khashoggi MurderDaily Mail, WH353
War for emailsNovember 25, 2018“As you read of the possibility of a new war—or expanded one—in Eastern Europe following Russian aggression against Ukraine, remember that intel from the Steele dossier says Trump bargained away having any interest in or policy on Ukraine in exchange for help leaking "her emails."” [3]3Trump, Putin, ClintonSteele Dossier, Emails, Secret meetings, Russian collusion354
Encrypted commsNovember 25, 2018“Keep in mind that while the Trumps have been communicating with the Saudis via encrypted WhatsApp texts and covert meetings for 2 years there is no chance the drop in oil prices is due to Trump forgiving a Saudi royal for the assassination/dismemberment of a U.S.-based journalist” [2]2Trump, Khashoggi, JournalismKhashoggi MurderHill, WhatsApp355
Not plausibleNovember 25, 2018“I am (and have been for some time) with Anne Milgram (current NYU law professor, former federal prosecutor and AG of New Jersey): Mueller has at least 6 months of work left to do, and the media's repeated claims that he's almost finished are not plausible.” [2]2Anne Milgram, Mueller, Stone, Trump Jr.SC InvestigationGuardian, NYU356
Not how it worksNovember 24, 2018“Not how it works, @ GeorgePapa19. @ Comey wants to testify in public so the Republicans in the House can't again lie to the American people about what a witness whose testimony is harmful to Trump actually said. Any classified intel would be discussed thereafter in closed session.” [2]2Papadopoulos, Comey, Lynch, TrumpGOP357
Yacht summitNovember 23, 2018“(THE GRAND BARGAIN) I almost never go on Reddit, but did today; there was a discussion in which users agreed the "grand bargain" theory of the case aligns with all Trump-Russia facts but there surely was no actual meeting at which a bargain was struck. OK:” [3]3Trump, Nader, Trump Jr.Grand Bargain, Zamel MeetingMiddle East Eye, NYT, Al Jazeera, Gulf Cooperation Council358
Big Badda BoomNovember 23, 2018“(THE GRAND BARGAIN) Not sure I need to say more. *Every story* is now consistent with only a single theory of the case. NYT: "Saudis Want a U.S. Nuclear Deal. Can They Be Trusted Not to Build a Bomb?"” [2]2Khashoggi, TrumpGrand Bargain, Khashoggi Murder, Mideast Nuclear DealNYT359
Gonna singNovember 23, 2018“I did a Rosetta Stone on "Roger Stonese" and can tell you this translates to "cheese it, boys, Corsi's gonna sing"” [2]2Stone, Corsi, Penguin, Batman360
He'll singNovember 23, 2018“(BREAKING) He'll sing like a canary—they all will, before the end. No one is going to remain loyal to Trump except perhaps Don and Ivanka (anticipating a massive inheritance if they remain loyal, though knowing their dad has far less money than he claims).” [2]2Corsi, Trump, Trump Jr., Ivanka, Mueller, StoneWikiLeaks leaksWaPo, WikiLeaks361
Hear us now?!November 21, 2018“(NEWS) This wouldn't have been possible without all of you. I can't thank everyone here enough for the enormous support you've shown PROOF OF COLLUSION, which has just debuted at #15 on the New York Times bestseller list. Maybe Donald J. Trump and the White House can hear us now.” [2]2Abramson, TrumpProof of CollusionNYT362
Suggested honoreeNovember 20, 2018“I have a suggestion for TIME Person of the Year: Jamal Khashoggi” [4]4Khashoggi, Parkland students, American firefighter, JournalistsNYT363
Fahrenheit 451November 20, 2018“If true, this means Alachua County in Florida has effectively *banned* PROOF OF COLLUSION, which I would love to hear a justification for from someone associated with @ alachualibrary. Has anyone else in the Gainesville area run into the county library refusing to order this book?” [3]3AbramsonProof of CollusionAlachua County Library, Amazon, Simon & Schuster364
A picture's worth…November 20, 2018“(THE GRAND BARGAIN) If the "grand bargain" theory of the Russia case is accurate—and it is—we'd expect to see MBS pay Rybolovlev hundreds of millions in laundered money to pay Russia for the social media campaign the Saudis promised Jr. And hey—guess what?” (unrolled) [10]10MBS, Rybolovlev, Trump Jr., Leonardo da Vinci, Christ, Nader, Zamel, Trump, Kushner, Bannon, Clinton, Mueller, MBZ, FlynnDisinformation Campaign, Grand Bargain, Back Channels, WikiLeaks communications, Clinton kompromat NYT, CA, Christie's365
Ivanka evadesNovember 20, 2018“As predicted, the media ran with the "Oh, the hypocrisy!" angle on the Ivanka Trump email story, which ensures the issue will quickly become a non-issue—finger-pointing and accusations without import. The focus should be on how Ivanka evades all oversight on Russia or *anything*.” [3]3Ivanka, Trump, ClintonEmailsDems, GOP366
White whale threadNovember 19, 2018“(THREAD) Given tonight's major news about Ivanka having done for many months *exactly what her dad said another woman should go to prison for*, I think it's time for me to do an Ivanka thread. I hope you'll read on and share—as an Ivanka thread is like the white whale of threads.” (unrolled) [27]27Ivanka, Trump, Clinton, Kushner, Leon Black, Wendi Deng, Putin, Trump Jr.Emails, Russian collusionWaPo, GOP, Dems, DNC, WH, RDIF367
GROW UP!November 19, 2018“The worst Trump defense: "If he'd colluded, we would've known by now." This is the sort of rhetorical catch-22 a sixth-grader would create: if Mueller leaks (which he hasn't) you say it's proof he's part of a "Democrat coup"; if he *doesn't* leak, you say he has nothing. GROW UP.” [8]8Trump, Mueller, Lucy, Charlie Brown, Nunes, PenceProof of Collusion, ImpeachmentDems368
18 monthsNovember 18, 2018“On the day Trump said from the Rose Garden he was 100% willing to sit with Mueller under oath, almost every attorney and layperson who'd been following his career—both political and business—said he'd *never* sit down with Mueller, and US media remained credulous for *18 months*.” [3]3Trump, Mueller, WhitakerNYT369
About to exposeNovember 18, 2018“I just finished an editorial on the first two things Dems should investigate in 2019, or else I'd do a lengthy thread on the four recent articles that confirm, as PROOF OF COLLUSION predicted, that Mueller is about to expose Trump's role in a six-nation collusive "grand bargain."” [2]2Trump, Mueller, Nader, Prince, Zamel, MBS, MBZ, Kushner, Trump Jr., Flynn, Bannon, Broidy, CohenProof of Collusion, Grand Bargain, Back Channels, HungaryDems370
Kremlin funded QIANovember 16, 2018“The money the Kremlin gave to the QIA to make the purchase (that's right, the Kremlin funded a big part of the purchase of its own entity, which tells you a great deal) ended up in Jared Kushner's hands several months later via nearly $1 billion in loans from QIA-backed entities.” [4]4Kushner, Kushner, Trump, Rybolovlev, BikiniRobotArmyRosneft Deal, Money LaunderingRosneft, Kremlin371
Spread the wordNovember 15, 2018“Many readers are asking how they can help ensure PROOF OF COLLUSION gets additional national exposure (with an eye toward *all* Americans becoming fluent in the history of Trump-Russia collusion). The answer is to spread word of the book as far as you can.” [2]2Abramson, TrumpProof of CollusionAmazon, NYT372
Rising tensionsNovember 15, 2018“(1 of 3) This report from a week ago, suggesting rising tensions between Manafort and Mueller's team, has caused many to speculate that Mueller wanted info on Manafort's old business partner—Stone—from Manafort, and wasn't getting it. Color me skeptical.” [8]8Manafort, Mueller, Stone, Trump, Lewandowski, Trump Jr., Corsi, Credico, Giuliani, KushnerManafort Plea, WikiLeaks communicationsABC, NBC373
Cut-and-paste slipNovember 15, 2018“This is a replacement tweet on the possibility Assange was charged under seal. The federal filing that seems to say so is *not* in an Assange case, but *is* in the EDVA, so the speculation is that it's a cut-and-paste slip that *could*—but only *could*—indicate an Assange charge.” [5]5Assange, Seamus HughesEDVA, WikiLeaks374
Need retrospectiveNovember 15, 2018“This is basically why I wrote PROOF OF COLLUSION at this moment in the Trump-Russia case, in a nutshell” [2]2Trump, AbramsonProof of Collusion, IndictmentsPolitico375
Collins is AWOLNovember 15, 2018“Mainers (and frankly all Upper New Englanders) are big believers in a responsible federal government that doesn't over-reach. Trump is over-reaching at a historically criminal level and Susan Collins—who is tasked with representing the State of Maine—is AWOL. That's unacceptable.” [2]2Trump, Susan Collins, Mueller, McConnell, FlakeSC InvestigationGOP, Senate376
Loose lackey lipsNovember 15, 2018“Trump just tweeted that—days after hiring one of his longtime lackeys to run the Mueller investigation—he now knows the "inner workings" of Mueller's investigation and can describe some of them in detail. How is that tweet not a *huge* legal problem for both Whitaker *and* Trump?” [3]3Trump, Mueller, Whitaker, Manafort, StoneAG Moves, Obstruction, SC InvestigationDOJ377
Not done w/ GatesNovember 14, 2018“Many wonder why Mueller just told a federal court he's not done with Rick Gates. Important to remember Gates was involved in Middle Eastern energy lobbying and speculation alongside Flynn, Barrack, McFarlane, and others. This is the Nader, Broidy, Prince (etc) side of collusion.” [3]3Mueller, Gates, Flynn, Barrack, McFarlane, Nader, Broidy, PrinceMideast Nuclear Deal, Russian Collusion, Gates Plea RNC378
Careful w/ wordingNovember 14, 2018“We have to be careful with our wording here: Mueller can investigate obstruction "as a crime" without any expectation that he can *charge* that crime via indictment while the president is still in the Oval Office. That's *different* from deeming Trump's obstruction non-criminal.” [3]3Mueller, Trump, Ryan Goodman, Matthew Miller, Marty LedermanImpeachment, ObstructionDOJ379
Golf talkNovember 13, 2018“This feels like big news for several reasons—but the one that will be talked about least is that Graham's support for a bill of this sort suggests that, in private conversations with Trump on the golf course or elsewhere, Trump has indeed talked passionately of firing Bob Mueller” [3]3Graham, Trump, Mueller, Whitaker, McConnell, GoodlawSC InvestigationDOJ, Hill, Reuters380
Protect MuellerNovember 13, 2018“No one—*no one*—on the GOP side has articulated a basis for not passing a law protecting Mueller's job except by offering the false claim that Trump has never said or done *anything* to suggest Mueller's job is in jeopardy. OK—to *start* with—he previously *initiated his firing*.” [3]3Mueller, TrumpSC InvestigationGOP, Politico381
Motion to withdrawNovember 13, 2018“Exactly what I—or any responsible defense attorney, federal or state, practicing or non-practicing—would do under these circumstances. Papadopoulos has embarrassed himself and his lawyers; offended the court; invited new charges; and begun spreading lies for personal advancement.” [3]2Papadopoulos, Bertrand, MuellerLegal, Papadopoulos Plea382
Updates on POCNovember 12, 2018“Updates in the last 10 minutes before PROOF OF COLLUSION drops: 1. "Look Inside!" Amazon function now available. 2. The book is/will be available in US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Ukraine. More coming. 3. #16 Movers/Shakers, #46 New Releases.” [2]2Abramson, Trump, Dan RatherProof of CollusionAmazon, SiriusXM383
POC Pre-ReleaseNovember 12, 2018“PROOF OF COLLUSION drops in 90 minutes; it's currently at #152 on Amazon and climbing. Many thanks to all of you who've sent it rocketing up the charts! That a book compiling all public evidence of Trump-Russia collusion could attract this attention sends a clear signal to Trump.” [3]3Abramson, Trump, Dan RatherProof of CollusionAmazon, SiriusXM384
Pair for indictmentNovember 12, 2018“(THREAD) The men below say Mueller is about to indict them. Both are suspected of a) collusive crimes, b) perjury. We have enough info to intelligently discuss their likely crimes; I do the necessary Trump-Russia deep dive here. It's wild stuff. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [24]24Stone, Corsi, Mueller, Trump, Mifsud, Papadopoulos, Clinton, Mashburn, Flynn, Schmitz, Bannon, Conway, Clovis, Smith, Manafort, Prince, Sater, Cohen, Rozov, Peskov, Putin, Bruce Springsteen, Hannity, Page, Trump Jr.Indictments, Clinton kompromat, emails, I Love It Meeting, Russia Request Speech, Russia Sanctions, True Pundit Hoax, RNC Platform Change, Trump Tower Moscow Deals, Steele Dossier, WikiLeaks Leaks, Prince Testimony, Back Channels, Prague, Italy, Hungary, Proof of CollusionKremlin, NatSec, RNC, Congress385
Why so unhingedNovember 12, 2018“All these people wondering why Trump is so angry, unhinged, and despondent, and virtually none of them noting that the throughline of Mueller's collusion investigation strongly suggests the first indictments of Trump associates for collusive crimes are coming and relatively soon.” [2]2Trump, MuellerIndictments, SC Investigation386
Speaking directlyNovember 12, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: Michael Cohen—who's believed to have evidence to offer on collusion but not obstruction—is now speaking directly to Mueller's team at its offices, seemingly confirming that Mueller is in no way close to finishing his collusion investigation.” [2]2Cohen, Mueller, TrumpRussian Collusion, Cohen PleaCNBC387
This is our chanceNovember 12, 2018“THIS IS OUR CHANCE. I'm asking everyone who reads this tweet to RETWEET it not because I wrote this book that drops tomorrow, but because if Trump awakes on Tuesday with America discussing a book called PROOF OF COLLUSION it sends a message he cannot miss.” [3]3Trump, AbramsonProof of CollusionAmazon, NYT388
What's the fix?November 12, 2018“The top law enforcement official in the U.S. was illegally appointed as part of a plot to protect the president from a criminal probe—and in furtherance of this plot the president has lied to us about his relationship and conversations with his AG. And no one knows how to fix it.” [4]4Trump, WhitakerAG Moves389
It's a Bribery caseNovember 11, 2018“Trump-Russia collusion is a Bribery case—Bribery being one of the two enumerated impeachable offenses in the Constitution. Russia bribed Trump for a Russia policy that offered trillions in benefits to Russia and *harmed* US interests. The Bribery was achieved by Money Laundering.” (unrolled) [11]11Trump, Kushner, Bannon, Stone, MuellerQuid Pro Quo, Legal, Impeachment, Proof of CollusionTrump Org, Kushner Companies, House, Senate, Congress390
Whitaker plantNovember 10, 2018“As we're seeing, the thread I did on Whitaker here on the feed establishes a "theory of the case" about Whitaker that every piece of evidence we have supports: he was a plant within the DOJ whose job was to help Trump do an illegal end-around on his then-recused Attorney General.” [3]3Whitaker, Trump, Sessions, Kislyak, KellyAG Moves, Kislyak contacts, Senate MeetingDOJ, Vox, Senate, WH, NBC391
Russia end-aroundNovember 9, 2019“The news that Whitaker *didn't know Sessions* when he was made his *Chief of Staff* confirms what I wrote in my prior thread: Whitaker was brought into DOJ by Trump as a Russia end-around (a function made necessary by Sessions' recusal). Add to that Trump lying re: knowing him...” [2]2Whitaker, Sessions, Trump, Mueller, McGahnAG MovesDes Moines Register, DOJ, NYT392
Same Kremlin bankNovember 9, 2018“BREAKING: The *same Kremlin bank* that was secretly negotiating a Trump Tower Moscow deal with Trump during the presidential campaign—VTB—also financed the December 2016 Rosneft deal that the Steele Dossier says Trump profited from personally. Folks—obvious money laundering here.” [2]2Steele, Trump, Putin, Rozov, KushnerTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Steele Dossier, Quid Pro QuoVTB, FDI, Rosneft, Reuters, Kremlin393
Coordinated shamNovember 9, 2018“(THREAD) The Whitaker scandal is deepening, as it becomes clear that Sessions' Russia recusal was a coordinated sham and his firing an act of obstruction—and that his replacement is a White House plant inside the Mueller probe. I hope you'll retweet and read on for more details.” (unrolled) [26]26Whitaker, Sessions, Mueller, Trump, Rosenstein, Kelly, Clovis, Trump Jr., Coons, Nadler, NixonAG Moves, Sessions Firing, Sessions Testimony, SC InvestigationAG MovesAG MovesWH, World Patent Marketing, DOJ, CNN, Congress, Senate, House, WaPo394
Media must stopNovember 8, 2018“Media must stop it with text like the below. First, these sources aren't qualified to provide such info—they have no access to it. Second, interviewing Trump clearly wasn't a last piece, or Mueller's probe would've ground to a halt a year ago. Instead, he issued many indictments.” (unrolled) [11]11Trump, Mueller, Rosenstein, Cohen, Trump Jr., Stone, Shimon Prokupecz, ManafortJournalism, Indictments, SC InvestigationDOJ, CNN395
Whitaker key witnessNovember 8, 2018“If Mueller decides to investigate Sessions' firing as obstruction, Matt Whitaker is perhaps *the* key witness and therefore must recuse himself from overseeing Mueller. And given that Whitaker was *illegally appointed*, doesn't Mueller have *two* reasons to head to court over it?” [3]3Mueller, Sessions, Whitaker, ClovisAG Moves, Sessions FiringWaPo, DOJ396
A favorable AG pickNovember 8, 2018“For too many reasons to count (e.g., his political ambitions, his past statements about the Mueller probe, his distaste for Jared, his law-and-order bona fides) Christie would be a favorable AG pick for Democrats—for that reason I think he has zero chance.” [3]3Mueller, Christie, Pam Bondi, Sessions, Trump, Whitaker, AcostaAG MovesDems, CNN397
Two (+) issuesNovember 8, 2018“(1 of 2) CNN's story noting Mueller is writing his final report is confusing a lot of people. Remember that Mueller is investigating at least two discrete issues (likely more): collusion and obstruction. They're connected but also distinct topics. And investigators sometimes...” [4]4Mueller, Cohen, ManafortSC Investigation, Russia Collusion, ObstructionCNN, DOJ398
Rosenstein status?November 7, 2018“Still trying to find out if Rosenstein is really resigning. Will tweet an update as soon as I have one. I'll say, again, that it's Rosenstein's responsibility—ethically—to resign in protest of his no-cause removal off Mueller supervision at the hands of the target of a DOJ probe.” [2]2Rosenstein, Mueller, TrumpAG MovesDOJ, OANN399
National EmergencyNovember 7, 2018“BREAKING: I was thinking five minutes ago that Rosenstein *has* to resign in protest. A right-wing news source (OANN) is now claiming Rosenstein either just resigned or is about to. Stay tuned. This is, indeed, a national emergency—our rule of law is now under significant threat.” [2]2Rosenstein, Trump Jr.AG Moves, IndictmentOANN400
Requires protestsNovember 7, 2018“IMPORTANT: This requires nationwide protests and a Congressional probe. There *are* situations in which a POTUS can relieve someone of their duties without cause, but the case of an investigation in which *POTUS* is a target is *not* one of them. Trump has committed a crime here.” [3]3Trump, Rosenstein, Mueller, Dershowitz, Whitaker, Sessions AG Moves, ObstructionCongress, Hill, GOP401
Whitaker wonderingNovember 7, 2018“NOTE: It wasn't Whitaker, but when Sessions secretly discussed sanctions and the campaign with Kislyak in September 2016 it appears his Chief of Staff was with him; it makes me wonder if Sessions revealed things to Whitaker once Whitaker became CoS that would require his recusal.” [2]2Whitaker, Sessions, KislyakBack Channels, Russia Sanctions, Kislyak contacts402
A real investigationNovember 7, 2018“A REAL RUSSIA INVESTIGATION IS COMING. If you want to prepare yourself for the upcoming Russia investigation in the House of Representatives, this is the book you need. PROOF OF COLLUSION comes out in 6 days and brings you 100% up to speed on *everything*.” [3]3Abramson, TrumpProof of CollusionNYT, Amazon, Kirkus Reviews403
Probing RybolovlevNovember 6, 2018“BREAKING: This could be far bigger than we think Bloomberg has reported Mueller is probing the below Trump-Russia deal, the implication being it might've been money laundering Trump is believed to have met Rybolovlev/an agent of his twice in the 10 days before the 2016 election” () [14]14Mueller, Trump, Rybolovlev, Zamel, Trump Jr., Ivanka, Kushner, Nader, PrinceMoney Laundering, Back Channels, Israeli PsyOps, Zamel MeetingBloomberg, FBI, Haaretz, Guardian, NYT, NatSec404
Almost over, Not!November 5, 2018“Sherman is great, but I really need to caution folks on this story: this isn't how this works. Mueller will issue his report when he's completed his indictments, and—as even the Trump camp concedes—he has a number of big ones left. We're months from any final report from Mueller.” [2]2Trump, Mueller, Stone, Trump Jr.VF405
Autocrat or presidentNovember 5, 2018“Given what Trump just said, at this point if you're voting for pro-Trump Republicans you're AGREEING Trump can do "whatever [he] wants," i.e. you're consenting to having you and your family live under a new autocratic government in which Trump is Dear Leader rather than president” [3]3TrumpDems, House, Congress406
POC Excerpt IVNovember 4, 2018“(THREAD) Here's the FOURTH set of excerpts from PROOF OF COLLUSION, which drops November 13. Right-click on any image to download it and see a larger version; see this thread for past Mondays' excerpts. I hope you'll RETWEET and consider preordering here:” [2]2Abramson, TrumpProof of Collusion407
Grand PrimerNovember 3, 2018“Here's a *great* primer on the pre-election "Grand Bargain" that has expanded Mueller's probe from Trump-Russia collusion to Trump-Russia-UAE-Saudi Arabia-Qatar-Israel collusion. I'll say it again: this is the most important and complex story of our lives.” (unrolled) [11]11Trump, Trump Jr., MuellerGrand Bargain, Impeachment, LegalNYMag408
Papa's challengeNovember 2, 2018“George Papadopoulos ( @ GeorgePapa19) has challenged me to prove that I'm a journalist with expert Trump-Russia knowledge. So I've offered to interview him *live on Twitter* to meet his challenge. Please RETWEET if you want Papadopoulos to conduct a live Twitter interview with me.” [6]6Papadopoulos, Abramson, Trump, MaddowBack ChannelsTwitter, FNC, MSNBC409
Interview OfferNovember 2, 2018“I'd like another chance. Let me interview you, @ GeorgePapa19. Surely you won't say no? Surely you have nothing to fear from my questions? We can use a Google Doc and have a "live" but also transcripted conversation.” [2]2Papadopoulos, AbramsonTwitter, Google410
Who works for FBI?November 2, 2018“The @ dbongino/ @ GeorgePapa19 interview was the biggest sh*tshow I've ever heard on a podcast. Papadopoulos said he has "no reason" not to believe Mifsud's Kremlin-linked lawyer, Stephan Roh, that Mifsud works for the FBI. The problem? ROH ALSO SAYS PAPADOPOULOS WORKS FOR THE FBI.” (unrolled) [10]10Bongino, Papadopoulos, Mifsud, Roh, Mueller, Timofeev, Carson, Bertrand, Trump, Clovis, Flynn, PutinBack Channels, Dinner with PutinFBI, Kremlin, LCLIP, NatSec, Atlantic411
Illegitimacy claimsNovember 2, 2018“NOTE: On 10/21, Carl Bernstein (CNN) reported that "people in touch with the White House believe if the midterms are very close and the Dems...win by 5 to 7 seats...Trump [is] already talking about how to...say that the election's been illegitimate." So the threat is *domestic*.” [3]3Bernstein, Trump, NielsenMidtermsCNN, Politico, Dems, WH, Newsweek412
Stone emails BannonNovember 1, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING NEWS from the NYT gives us October 2016 emails from Trump friend and adviser Roger Stone to Steve Bannon, the CEO of the Trump campaign. I'll briefly note some key facts not contained in the NYT article. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [24]24Trump, Stone, Bannon, Matt Boyle, Smith, Clinton, Trump Jr., Giuliani, Weiner, diGenova, Prince, Flynn, Clovis, Mueller, Kushner, AssangeDisinformation, Emails, Communication with WikiLeaks, True Pundit Hoax, IndictmentNYT, WikiLeaks, Breitbart, NYPD, FBI, HuffPo, Hill413
Well wishes for PapaOctober 31, 2018“I've approached this story as a journalism prof (day job) and attorney (current NHBA member) from Day 1. Yes I'm a progressive, but I base my analyses on facts, not emotion. The way you know I'm not out to screw with you is I'm not telling you to listen to me but to your lawyers.” [2]2Papadopoulos, AbramsonNHBA414
Israeli assistanceOctober 30, 2018“(MEGA-THREAD) A *major* mystery in the Trump-Russia investigation—what type of illegal election assistance Israeli intel-affiliated entities offered the Trump campaign after Trump Jr. accepted their help in August 2016—may have just been solved. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [57]57Trump, Trump Jr., Nader, Zamel, Netanyahu, Mossad, Carson, Papadopoulos, Flynn, Mangiante, Mueller, Tapper, Isikoff, Prince, Wylie, Ronen Cohen, Clinton, Broidy, KushnerFavorite, Grand Bargain, Illegal Foreign Campaign Assistance, Disinformation, Quid Pro Quo, Zamel Meeting, Proof of Collusion, Back Channels, Russian PsyOps, Israeli PsyOpsGrand Bargain, Israeli PsyOpsCambridge Analytica, Black Cube, Psy Group, Wikistrat, NYT, Haaretz, Walla!, Yahoo!, IDF, Research Branch of Military Intelligence, Central Command, Trump Super-PAC, NatSec, FBI, GOP, UN 415
Performance artistsOctober 30, 2018“Performance art duo Burkman & Wohl say they're going ahead with a Thursday presser, which presumably means they still have someone willing to show up and make a claim re: Mueller—unlike Burkman's last "client," who did a disappearing act. Today doesn't bode well for them, though.” [3]3Burkman, Wohl, MuellerDisinformation, Midterms416
Can't ignore themOctober 30, 2018“Speaking only of what has been described publicly, it *is* criminal: suborning perjury, obstruction, and false report to law enforcement. (Libel is a separate civil issue.) Mueller must either prosecute or refer crimes he discovers—he can't ignore them. No prosecutor could/would.” [2]2MuellerSC Investigation, LegalFBI417
Earlier todayOctober 30, 2018“GATEWAY PUNDIT (now): "Earlier today we were given info on accusations against former FBI Director Mueller. We took the documents down and we are currently investigating these accusations. There are also very serious allegations against Jacob Wohl. We are also looking into this."” [2]2Mueller, WohlDisinformationGateway Pundit, FBI418
Comic ChopsOctober 30, 2018“Several characters in the Trump-Russia story would have to be played by actors with comic chops if PROOF OF COLLUSION (or any similar book) were made into a movie/TV series: (1) Carter Page; (2) Anthony Scaramucci; (3) Donald Trump Jr.; (4) George Papadopoulos; (5) Burkman & Wohl” [2]2Trump, Page, Scaramucci, Trump Jr., Papadopoulos, Burkman, Wohl, Gordon, Jordan, Nunes, Ivanka, Credico, Conway, SchmitzProof of Collusion419
Plot to frameOctober 30, 2018“If we all work REALLY hard over the next few months, we'll be able to find SOME connection between Jacob Wohl, who appears, if the current NBC and Atlantic reporting is accurate, to have been part of a criminal plot to frame Robert Mueller, and Donald Tr— —oh, we have a picture?” [6]6Trump, Jacob Wohl, MuellerDisinformationNBC, Atlantic, SEC, Bloomberg, Twitter, Forward, FBI, WaPo420
Ask me anythingOctober 30, 2018“(ASK ME ANYTHING THREAD) In this thread, I answer as many of your questions as I can about PROOF OF COLLUSION, which comes out November 13. Click on this tweet to see the full thread, with questions and responses. You can preorder PROOF OF COLLUSION here:” [3]3AbramsonProof of Collusion421
This is seriousOctober 30, 2018“Don't underestimate how shocking this is: we now know there was a criminal effort by a GOP lobbyist, possibly as part of a criminal conspiracy, to interfere with the Mueller probe by perjury, suborning perjury, making false reports to law enforcement, and libel. This is serious.” [3]3Trump, Mueller, Burkman, GatesDisinformationGOP, Campaign422
Good tweetsOctober 29, 2018“(THREAD) The question I get asked as often as any other is, "Who's doing good work on Twitter in the Trump era?" In the thread below, 230 people nominate 135 Twitter feeds—the best list of this sort I've ever seen. Read on for a few additional thoughts on this sort of accounting.” (unrolled) [13]13Trump, Abramson, David Roberts, Rupar, Orr, Dale, Fahrenthold, Bouie, Kruse, Kendzior, McElrath, Wheeler, Kanefield, Shaub, MenschJournalismTwitter, Vox423
POC Excerpts IIIOctober 29, 2018“(EXCERPT) Here's the third set of excerpts from PROOF OF COLLUSION, which drops November 13. Right-click on any image to download it and see a larger version; see this thread for past Mondays' excerpts. I hope you'll RETWEET and consider preordering here:” [2]2AbramsonProof of Collusion424
Deny plainlyOctober 28, 2018“All I've said is from major media reporting and public records. If you want to deny meeting and Skyping with Ivan Timofeev, a member of Putin's Valdai Discussion Club, and a woman representing herself as Putin's niece, say so plainly here on Twitter, to Congress, and to the NYT.” [2]2Papadopoulos, Putin, Vinogradova (Putin's niece), Timofeev, MifsudBack Channels, Russian collusion, Papadopoulos testimonyTwitter, Congress, NYT, Skype, Valdai Discussion Club, Kremlin, MFA425
Lies about PapaOctober 25, 2018“You're a liar, sir. Papadopoulos met a man he knew was a Russian government official, Ivan Timofeev, on March 24, 2016, and had numerous Skype meetings with Timofeev that April—during which the two reached a meeting of the minds on what Timofeev called Trump-Russia "cooperation."” [8]8Papadopoulos, John Ratcliff, Trump, Timofeev, Putin's niecePapadopoulos Testimony, Russian collusion, Proof of CollusionSkype, FNC, Kremlin, DOJ, Congress426
Nonsense wordsOctober 25, 2018“I don't even know what I'm reading here. These are nonsense words with no relation to truth. He never knowingly met with a Russian? He met with someone who said she was Putin's niece and another who said he was from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs—read PROOF OF COLLUSION.” [3]3Putin, Papadopoulos, Ratcliff, Putin's niece, Mifsud, Timofeev Papadopoulos testimony, Russian collusion, ObstructionGOP, MFA, Congress, Skype427
What happenedOctober 25, 2018“What happened: (1) Trump promoted violence and encouraged supporters to be violent. (2) Trump targeted specific people for repeated, vicious attack. (3) A domestic terrorist sent bombs to all the people Trump attacked. (4) Trump blamed the media. It's basically that simple.” [1]1TrumpSuspicious Packages, Domestic Terror Attack, Journalism428
What Trump's seeingOctober 25, 2018“I'm watching Fox News coverage of the ongoing domestic terror attack, because I want to know what Trump is seeing. Here's what he's seeing: the bombs are basically just a silly prank because they're conspicuously fake. They were intended to freak out their recipients, that's all.” [5]5Trump, Bernie SandersSuspicious Packages, Domestic Terror Attack, JournalismFNC, GOP429
Suspicious packagesOctober 24, 2018“If Waters was targeted by the same person as the others, it undercuts the "Clinton-Russia conspiracy theorist" theory and does push us slightly back toward a "blanket D.C. Democrat" hit-list. I'd be very interested in knowing how the FBI is talking through its theory of the case.” [2]2Waters, Clintons, Obama, Andrew Cuomo, Holder Clinton-Russia Conspiracy Theory, Suspicious Packages, Domestic Terror AttackDems, FBI, NBC, MSNBC430
Terror attacksOctober 24, 2018“This is consistent with the theory that the would-be victims of these attempted terror attacks were all "involved" in the false *Clinton-Russia* conspiracy theory being spread by Trump and his allies. Holder is mentioned as part of those theories, but Wasserman-Schultz is *not*.” [3]3Clinton, Trump, Holder, Wasserman-Schultz, Pete Williams, Obama, Brennan, SorosClinton-Russia Conspiracy Theory, Suspicious Packages, Domestic Terror AttackNBC, MSNBC, Dems431
Conspiracy driven?October 24, 2018“(1/2) There's a narrative connecting Clinton, Obama, Soros, and ex-CIA Director Brennan: the *Clinton-Russia* collusion conspiracy theory promulgated by Trump and his House allies. It says Soros-funded collusion was enabled by Brennan, engaged in by Clinton, covered up by Obama.” [5]5Clinton, Obama, Soros, Brennan, Trump, Wasserman-SchultzClinton-Russia Conspiracy Theory, Suspicious Packages, Domestic Terror AttackCIA, Dems, WH432
Putin to be debriefedOctober 23, 2018“Putin will get his debrief from Trump just *120 hours* after the U.S. election he's currently attempting to hack in Trump's favor. This would be beyond belief if we weren't already living in an alternate universe in which loyalty to the U.S. is not required of the U.S. president.” [2]2Putin, Trump, Yuri UshakovPutin's Puppet, Election Hacking, Midterms, Quid Pro QuoTASS, CNN433
Percentage true: 0%October 22, 2018“Percentage true Rudy's statement will turn out to be: 0.0% This isn't how this works; you don't give Manafort a sweet cooperation deal and talk to him for 54 hours so you can get "nothing" incriminating on the only guy above him in the campaign hierarchy” [3]3Giuliani, Manafort, Trump, MuellerManafort Plea Deal, MidtermsReuters, RFBI, GOP434
BOTH WORKED FOROctober 22, 2018“The "organization that introduced you to Mifsud" was THE ORGANIZATION YOU BOTH WORKED FOR in London—the London Center of International Law Practice. You WELL KNOW Mifsud was a WORK COLLEAGUE of yours and that he became entangled in Kremlin affairs YEARS before you came on scene.” [2]2Papadopoulos, MifsudRussian collusionLCILP, Kremlin435
POC drops in 3 wksOctober 22, 2018“(EXCERPT) PROOF OF COLLUSION drops in 3 weeks. Here's the second set of excerpts from this 450-page, 1,650-endnote book. 4 more excerpts will be released each Monday until the book's November 13 release. I hope you'll RETWEET and consider preordering here:” [5]5Abramson, Trump, Flynn, KislyakProof of Collusion, Back Channels, Kislyak contacts, Classified Briefing, Trump kompromatWaPo436
Flynn, most to offerOctober 20, 2018“About a month ago, I said to Jeffrey Toobin that it was Mike Flynn—not Paul Manafort—who had the *most* to offer Robert Mueller on the collusion question, underscoring that Flynn's December 2017 plea deal gave Mueller far more than we ever realized. Now here we are, 10 months on.” [3]3Toobin, Flynn, Manafort, Prince, Trump, MuellerRussian collusion, Flynn Plea Deal, Manafort Plea DealNYMag, NatSec437
Collusion talkOctober 19, 2018“Fellow lawyer here, Warren: by "collusion indictment" I meant to distinguish the category of Mueller's probe in which this indictment might arise from the other broad category in the probe—that being obstruction. This feed has listed many crimes falling broadly under "collusion."” [2]2Warren Kinsella, Abramson, Stone, MuellerIndictment, Collusion, Obstruction438
ImpatientOctober 19, 2018“Ken Starr investigated Clinton for SEVEN YEARS and found nothing but a lie about sex in a civil deposition. Mueller has been investigating Trump for ONLY 18 MONTHS and has convictions AND cooperation from five of the most powerful aides in Trump's orbit. Yet people are impatient.” (unrolled) [10]10Ken Starr, Bill Clinton, Mueller, Trump, Manafort, Gates, Flynn, Cohen, Papadopoulos, Prince, Trump Jr., Clovis, Page, Nader, StoneSC Investigation, Manafort Indictment, Manafort Plea Deal, Gates Plea Deal, Flynn Plea Deal, Cohen Indictment, Papadopoulos Plea DealTrump Campaign, WH, OSC439
Khashoggi bannedOctober 18, 2018“Khashoggi's death is a tragedy. But its tragedy mustn't lead to confusion over its cause. Khashoggi was banned from Saudi media in 2016 for criticizing President-elect Trump—specifically the Crown Prince's (pre-election) plan to enter into a Mideast Marshall Plan with the Trumps.” [7]7Khashoggi, Trump, MBS, Kushner, Bush, Nicholas KristofKhashoggi Murder, Grand BargainWaPo440
ExpectingOctober 18, 2018“CNN: "Manafort's cooperation is expected to include helping prosecutors build criminal cases over coordination between Russia and Trump's campaign...Trump's team operates under the belief Mueller won't finish his work without bringing indictments that hit closer to the campaign."” [2]2Manafort, Trump, Mueller, Trump Jr., Kushner, Prince, Gates, FlynnManafort Plea Deal, Indictments, Gates Plea Deal, Flynn Plea DealCNN441
Less than meets eyeOctober 17, 2018“(THREAD) There is so much less to this headline than meets the eye—indeed, one could argue the story is interesting *only* in ways the headline doesn't hint at—that it's a shame Bloomberg, a great media outlet, published this in this way. Read on for more.” (unrolled) [29]29Mueller, Trump, Rosenstein, Flynn, Manafort, Cohen, Gates, Papadopoulos, Nader, Trump Jr., Prince, Stone, SessionsMidterms, Obstruction, Manafort Plea Deal, Flynn Plea Deal, Prince Testimony, Trump Jr. Testimony, Zamel Meeting, Journalism, Indictments, Papadopoulos Indictment, Gates Indictment, Cohen Indictment, Manafort Indictment, Flynn Indictment, Tax Fraud, I Love It MeetingBloomberg, DOJ, FBI, WH, GOP, Congress, Dems, NYT442
OopsOctober 15, 2018“The Saudis' "Oops I Murdered Him" defense is a preview of Trump's "Oops I Did a Treason" defense” [2]2Trump, KhashoggiKhashoggi Murder443
?ing Gone WrongOctober 15, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: Saudi Arabia to Call Premeditated Kidnapping, Murder, and Dismemberment of Washington Post Journalist (Banned From Saudi Media in December 2016 for Criticizing Then President-Elect Trump) An Interrogation Gone Wrong” [3]3Trump, Khashoggi, Clarissa Ward, Tim Lister, Kushner, MBSKhashoggi MurderWaPo, CNN444
POC ExcerptOctober 15, 2018“(EXCERPT) Here are the first excerpts to be published from my forthcoming 450-page, 1,650-endnote book PROOF OF COLLUSION. More excerpts will be released each Monday until the book's November 13 release. I hope you'll RETWEET and consider preordering here:” (unrolled) [20]20Abramson, Trump, MuellerJournalismAmazon, Congress, DOJ, FBI, Simon & Schuster445
Putin's PolicyOctober 14, 2018“BREAKING: His foreign policy was literally—i.e., the very words themselves—written by Putin "friend" Dimitri Simes; a lobbyist for the Kremlin's gas company, Richard Burt; and a self-admitted Kremlin intermediary, George Papadopoulos. How is that *not* calling on Russia for help?” [3]3Trump, Putin, Simes, Burt, Papadopoulos, Flynn, Bannon, Clovis, Schmitz, ClintonClinton kompromat, Emails, Russian CollusionKremlin, GOP446
Grand Bargain killOctober 14, 2018“Anyone who knows the Trump-Russia case knows Trump's inaction on Khashoggi is tied to a 6-nation "grand bargain." More proof—Khashoggi was banned from Saudi TV, newspapers and conferences for criticizing the Saudi Crown Prince's involvement in the bargain:” (unrolled) [29]29Trump, Khashoggi, MBS, Prince, MBZ, Bannon, Kushner, Barrack, Flynn, Gates, McFarlane, Papadopoulos, Mifsud, Mueller, Putin, Trump Jr., Zamel, Torshin, Goldstone, Clinton, Sessions, Manafort, Page, Clovis, Miller, Stone, Schmitz, Gordon, Butina, Cohen, Broidy, MuellerGrand Bargain, Back Channels, Khashoggi Murder, Russia Sanctions, I Love It Meeting, Zamel Meeting, Seychelles Meeting, MBZ Trump Tower Meeting, Mideast Nuclear Deal, Quid Pro Quo, Greece, Israel, Clinton kompromat, Money launderingIndependent, ABC447
Kushner pocketedOctober 13, 2018“(1) Kushner is worth $324 million. (2) Since 2016, Kushner has connived, with Saudi help, to force the Qataris (literally at a ship's gunpoint) to "loan" him $900 million. (3) This is consistent with the Steele dossier. (4) Kushner is unlikely to ever have to pay the "loan" back.” [3]3Kushner, Trump, Khashoggi, MBSBack Channels, Quid Pro Quo, Steele Dossier, Khashoggi MurderNYT448
Dirty DealingsOctober 11, 2018“The Emoluments Clause is at issue here, certainly. But so are agreements the Trumps appear to have made with Saudi emissaries pre-election (e.g. George Nader). We mustn't assume Trump's dirty dealings with the Kingdom began after the inauguration. The evidence suggests otherwise.” [2]2Frum, Trump, Nader, Trump Jr., Kushner, MBSBack Channels, Emoluments, Quid Pro QuoWhatsApp449
Won't wait foreverOctober 11, 2018“So, readers will remember the argument over Flynn's sentencing: some attorneys said setting a sentencing means a defendant won't be cooperating anymore; I said no, judges don't let sentencing wait forever even if a defendant *is* still cooperating. Well...” [4]4Flynn, Manafort, Mueller, Judge EllisFlynn Plea Deal, Flynn Sentence, Manafort Plea Deal, Manafort Sentence450
Insidious GB5October 10, 2018“Readers of this feed—and the many other feeds and cable networks starting to hint at the five-nation grand bargain that's been discussed here—are reading *all* news involving Trump and Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar with the insidious #GB5 background in mind. It clarifies a lot.” [4]4Trump, Flynn, Kushner, MBS, KhashoggiKhashoggi Murder, Grand Bargain, Back Channels, Quid Pro QuoNYT, WH451
Duty to warnOctober 10, 2018“With any other administration, failure to meet the government's "duty to warn" an endangered U.S. journalist would be deemed negligence. But given what we know about Kushner and the Saudi Crown Prince, an active conspiracy is still very much on the table.” [3]3Kushner, MBS, Khashoggi, TrumpKhashoggi MurderWaPo452
Kushner in his pocketOctober 10, 2018“BREAKING: The same man who regularly messages with Jared Kushner via WhatsApp, who has said to friends he has Jared "in his pocket," and who got Jared (thus Trump) to support the 2017 Saudi blockade of Qatar, is the man who ordered the detention of a now-murdered WaPo journalist.” [4]4MBS, Kushner, Trump, NaderKhashoggi Murder, Back Channels, Zamel Meeting, Mideast Nuclear DealWhatsApp, Hill, WaPo, HuffPo453
Proof of CollusionOctober 10, 2018“TO: @ realDonaldTrump FROM: @ sethabramson RE: PROOF OF COLLUSION DATE: November 13, 2018”2Trump, AbramsonProof of CollusionWH454
Zamel MeetingOctober 8, 2018“(THREAD) The most important meeting in the Trump-Russia timeline isn't the June '16 meeting at Trump Tower—it's the August 3, 2016 meeting between Don Jr., Erik Prince, an emissary from the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and Israeli intel pro Joel Zamel. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [52]52Trump, Trump Jr., Prince, Zamel, Nader, MBS, MBZ, Mueller, Bannon, DeVos, Flynn, Schmitz, Kushner, Hicks, Graff, Gates, Manafort, Kilimnik, Torshin, Clinton, Papadopoulos, McFarland, StoneZamel Meeting, Psy Ops, I Love It Meeting, Clinton kompromat, Five Country Grand Bargain, Back Channels, Seyshells, Israel, Alfa PingingZamel MeetingZamel MeetingNatSec, Education, CREEP, Wikistrat, Psy Group, MFA, NYT, CA, WH, Alfa Bank, Trump Org455
Buried Zamel LedeOctober 8, 2018“(1 of 2) When I saw the buried lede in this NYT breaking news article, I thought, having not yet checked who the authors were, that there's *no way* Maggie Haberman could once again be caught burying a Russia lede. But there she is on the byline and...” [7]7Haberman, Trump, Gates, Zamel, Trump Jr., Prince, NaderZamel Meeting, Psy Ops, RNC Platform Change,NYT, Psy Group, CA456
Papa confirms a lieOctober 8, 2018“MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: Kremlin "Intermediary" George Papadopoulos Alleges President Trump Lied About Never Having Met With Him After March 2016; September 2016 Meeting Occurred After Trump Knew of Russian Attacks” [5]5Papadopoulos, Trump, El Sisi, Mueller Classified Briefing, Back Channels, LegalKremlin, Congress, MFA, FBI457
A Gift for PapaOctober 8, 2018“As I know from my many years as a criminal defense attorney, GP, inmates can usually get books if they're sent directly from the publisher. What is your inmate number going to be? I will try to get you a copy of PROOF OF COLLUSION to help you pass the time while you're in prison.” [3]3Papadopoulos, MuellerPapadopoulos Sentence458
LongshotOctober 7, 2018“. @ NatashaBertrand: I can't help wondering if Peter W. Smith was referring to Alexander Torshin, who once ran a US-Russia exchange program for US students and who clearly brought a Russian student to DC to "study" (Butina). Longshot, but it would track...” [3]3Bertrand, Smith, Torshin, Butina, Flynn, Gordon, Clinton, Schmitz, PutinEmails, Back Channels, Hungary, Clinton kompromat Politico, NatSec, FSB459
Lost hopeSeptember 28, 2018“I told my wife last night that I'd lost hope Barring a miracle, a serial sexual assailant will both occupy the White House and be the deciding vote in overturning Roe v. Wade This country doesn't care about women” (unrolled) [15]15Roe, Wade, Flake, Kavanaugh, Collins, Murkowski, Rachel MitchellSCOTUSWH, SCOTUS, GOP460
Meeting MemoSeptember 26, 2018“"The memo says the two countries should coordinate a working group between the State Department and Russian MFA to address key differences." The Greeks believed Papadopoulos was going to be at State; Papadopoulos' Russian contact (Timofeev) was at the MFA.” [5]5Papadopoulos, Timofeev, Prince, Trump, Putin, Dmitriev, Nader, KushnerFive-Nation Grand Bargain, Back Channels, Seychelles, Russia Sanctions, Russia CyberattackDaily Beast, State Department, Russian MFA, Newsweek461
What they discussedSeptember 26, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: Memo reveals George Nader—emissary from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, two nations Trump Jr. agreed to collude with on August 3, 2016 at Trump Tower—was present at the Prince-Dmitriev meeting. And we now know *what they discussed* in January '17.” [2]2Nader, Trump Jr., Prince, Dmitriev, Mueller, Trump, Putin, ZamelFive-Nation Grand Bargain, Back Channels, Seychelles, Zamel MeetingDaily Beast462
Important noteSeptember 24, 2018“He means "Matt Whitaker" but otherwise an important note.” [2]2Matt Whitaker, Rosenstein, Mike Levine, Noel Francisco, Trump, MuellerRosenstein Fire DrillDOJ463
Book promoSeptember 24, 2018“Contrary to what some think, I didn't want to write this book. I resisted it for a year. But hundreds of requests convinced me to compile all the reliable information we have on collusion for the sake of arming Americans with knowledge at a time of crisis.” [5]5Seth Abramson, Trump, Mueller Russian collusion, Seth's Book, JournalismAmazon464
Emergency planSeptember 24, 2018“Given what's happening now, Friday's report on Rosenstein may indeed have been leaked by Trump allies who'd sat on it for months and timed its release to Trump's desire to fire the DAG and end the Mueller probe. What we're seeing looks like the execution of a set emergency plan.” [6]6Trump, Mueller, Rosenstein, Manafort, CohenSC Investigation, Obstruction, Cooperation Agreement, Manafort Plea Deal, Cohen Plea, Back Channels, Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, Rosenstein Fire DrillNBC, GOP465
DEFCON 2September 24, 2018“I first tweeted on Trump's eventual firing of Rosenstein in June '17. My position since then: Rosenstein *will* be fired, it's only a matter of when. Now it *may* be happening, and just before the election—a surprise. It means Trump thinks the Russia probe is at DEFCON 2 for him.” [1]1Rosenstein, TrumpRosenstein Fire Drill466
What's happeningSeptember 23, 2018“WHAT'S HAPPENING: 1. The GOP thinks they may lose the Senate in 45 days. 2. Controlling U.S. culture via the courts is the GOP's top goal. 3. Big GOP donors have no problem with a rapist on the court. 4. Trump and the GOP will do things that *shock the conscience* to "win" here.” [2]2Trump, KavanaughSCOTUS, Nominee allegationsSCOTUS, GOP, Dems, Senate467
Women targetedSeptember 23, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: "We're aware of significant evidence of multiple parties in the D.C. area in the early 1980s during which Kavanaugh, Judge, and others would participate in the targeting of women with alcohol/drugs in order to allow a 'train' of men to subsequently gang-rape them."” [5]5Avanetti, Kavanaugh, Judge, Deborah RamirezSCOTUS, Nominee allegationsGOP468
Investigator POVSeptember 23, 2018“(THREAD) This thread considers the Kavanaugh-Ford case as an investigator would—an important perspective, given that the GOP is petrified of a proper investigation and Trump allies are doing all they can to obscure how an investigation would proceed. I hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [45]45Kavanaugh, Dr. Ford, Trump, Judge, Cristina Miranda, McConnell, Grassley, Senator Kennedy, Heather Gerkin, Avenatti, Deborah Ramirez, Kethledge, HardimanSCOTUS, Legal, Nominee Allegations469
More to her storySeptember 22, 2018“If K.T. McFarland were poor, nonwhite, not well-connected, and not well-known, she would be on her way to or already in prison. Public reporting confirms that she committed or conspired in several crimes, and I'll add that there's more to her story, even now, than has been told.” [6]6McFarland, Trump, Flynn, MuellerJournalism, Seth's BookFBI, Congress470
Critical infoSeptember 21, 2018“Absolutely critical information, pt. 2” [1]1Whelan, Kavanaugh, Ford, HatchSCOTUS, Nominee AllegationsWaPo, WH, WSJ471
Pre-prison tweetsSeptember 21, 2018“Papadopoulos' bizarre pre-prison tweets, amplified by Trump pal Hannity; Hannity urging Trump to declassify intel over law enforcement's objection; the Rosenstein story, leaked by Trump allies...how terrified is Trump of Cohen and Manafort cooperating and Flynn's sentencing memo?” [3]3Papadopoulos, Hannity, Trump, Cohen, Manafort, Flynn, RosensteinCooperation Agreement, Flynn Sentence, Traitor472
Fire now, sink laterSeptember 21, 2018“People worry the breaking Rosenstein news is a perfect chance for Trump to fire him. No—it's the perfect opportunity for him to fall into the *trap* of firing him. There's a *reason* he's waiting until after the midterms to fire Sessions. Firing Rosenstein now would sink the GOP.” [2]2Rosenstein, Trump, SessionsSC Investigation, ObstructionGOP, Dems473
Rosenstein per NYTSeptember 21, 2018“MAJOR BREAKING NEWS:” [2]2Rosenstein, Trump, Comey, Ari MelberComey Firing, 25th AmendmentNYT, MSNBC474
Libel innocent manSeptember 21, 2018“There is reason to believe that Brett Kavanaugh was a part of this conspiracy to libel an innocent man, and he will doubtless be asked about his role in this disgrace before the Congress next week.” [2]2Kavanaugh, Ed WhelanSCOTUS, Nominee AllegationsCongress, SCOTUS, Vox475
Reopen investigationSeptember 21, 2018“Isn't Ford's allegation against Kavanaugh also an allegation Kavanaugh lied to the FBI during his security screening, which surely is calibrated to detect an attempted rape? Can someone explain why that fact alone wouldn't be enough to automatically reopen the FBI investigation?” [2]2Kavanaugh, FordSCOTUS, Nominee allegationsSCOTUS, FBI476
Yearbook entrySeptember 20, 2018“This would *really* be suspicious if Mark Judge—who was allegedly *in the room and also drunk* when Kavanaugh allegedly tried to rape Ford, and allegedly got on the bed too—*also* put "Devil's Triangle" (2 guys having sex with 1 girl) in *his* yearbook....” [6]6Kavanaugh, Ford, JudgeSCOTUS, Nominee allegationsGOP, Google, FBI, Urban Dictionary477
Papa, suspected spySeptember 20, 2018“What Papadopoulos is alleging is that several allied intelligence agencies which Americans trust every single day—we trust them to be key partners in ensuring our national security, and therefore we trust them with our lives—BELIEVED PAPADOPOULOS WAS A SPY earlier than we thought” [7]7Papadopoulos, Trump, Mueller, Flynn, Abramson, MifsudBack Channels, Russia, Israel, Flynn Sentence, Mueller Report, ItalyKremlin, Twitter478
Not a retractionSeptember 20, 2018“I read her original post the way it was written, which made clear she'd heard of the incident but couldn't confirm through direct knowledge that what she heard was true. But to support a classmate, she underscored that she *believed* it happened. So no, this *isn't* a retraction.” [3]3KavanaughJournalism, SCOTUS, Nominee AllegationsFB, NPR479
Clear your nameSeptember 20, 2018“Anyone who reads this tweet, if falsely accused of attempted rape—meaning you weren't in the place it was said you were and had never met your accuser—would want the authorities to investigate to clear your name Kavanaugh sits idly by as an investigation is blocked Ponder that” [3]3Kavanaugh, JudgeSCOTUS, Nominee AllegationsGOP, Senate480
Papa's media blitzSeptember 19, 2018“George Papadopoulos' media blitz is doing nothing but making me consider the possibility Papadopoulos was up to no good earlier than previously realized, and may have been under surveillance *due to his own actions* prior to meeting with Downer. How's that good for Papadopoulos?” [6]6Papadopoulos, Downer, Trump, MillianFBI481
Poor perceptionSeptember 19, 2018“Kavanaugh worked for infamous sexual harasser Alex Kozinski—but never saw any sexual harassment; got infamous abuser Rob Porter a job—but never knew of any abuse; drank so much in high school, he can't recall all he did. Isn't superlative perception key to being a SCOTUS Justice?” [4]4Alex Kozinski, Porter, Kavanaugh, Trump, Mueller SCOTUSSCOTUS482
Declassifying sourcesSeptember 19, 2018“That's right, America: Sean Hannity is now declassifying sources and risking the lives and methods of members of federal law enforcement. Repeat: Sean Hannity.” [2]2Hannity, Trump, John Solomon, Buck Sexton, Lou Dobbs, Jeanie PirroFBI, Hill, FNC483
Imperative? Why?September 19, 2018“You *just said*—see your last tweet—that the *only* reason you can identify for this vote being "imperative" is you wanting it to occur *before* the midterms, though there's no procedural connection between the midterms and the Supreme Court *except* the political one *you* see.” [2]2Graham, KavanaughSCOTUSSCOTUS, Senate484
Why not investigate?September 19, 2018“Trump—who faces 20+ allegations of sexual harassment/assault—is refusing to order the FBI to investigate an allegation of attempted rape, though he could issue an order now and such orders have been issued before. GOP Senators are covering for him by putting the onus on Dr. Ford.” (unrolled) [10]10Trump, Kavanaugh, Dr. Ford, Mark Judge, Sasse, FlakeSCOTUS, Nominee AllegationsSCOTUS, GOP, FBI485
Proof of CollusionSeptember 19, 2018“**FACTS** Number of tweets in PROOF OF COLLUSION: 0 Number of endnotes in PROOF OF COLLUSION: 1,645 Number of cites in PROOF OF COLLUSION: ~2,000 Number of pages in PROOF OF COLLUSION: 450 Number of "pages" in the online index for PROOF OF COLLUSION: MANY (tally in progress)” [3]3Trump, Seth AbramsonSeth's Book486
Demands answersSeptember 19, 2018“(THREAD) Trump's allies in Congress desperately want reporters to start asking questions about Carter Page's time on the Trump campaign. As it happens, so do I. Please RETWEET this thread—which asks some of the major outstanding questions about Page and Trump and demands answers.” (unrolled) [14]14Trump, Page, Flynn, Putin, Clovis, Hicks, Jason Miller, Kilimnik, Schmitz, PrinceDinner with Putin, Back Channels, Moscow, RNC Platform Change, HungaryCongress, NatSec, Kremlin, GOP, FSB, FBI, Rosneft, SVR487
Transition team ?sSeptember 19, 2018“If the presidential transition was in contact with Carter Page in December 2016, when he went to Moscow for a second time and admits meeting with Rosneft executives, it is a BOMBSHELL. Democrats should embrace the nation talking more about Page, it's a DISASTER for Team Trump.” [2]2Page, Rangappa, Nunes, TrumpFISARosneft, GOP488
Be very cautiousSeptember 17, 2018“The impression being given to Americans by the NYT and others is Flynn had no testimony to give on Prince. Nothing on Bannon. No testimony on Kushner or Don Jr. or Sessions or Trump. That impression is inconsistent with *all* the facts we have. We should be *very* cautious here.” [6]6Flynn, Manafort, Bannon, Kushner, Trump Jr., Sessions, Trump, Prince, GatesFlynn Plea Deal, Flynn SentenceNYT489
Sinking shipSeptember 17, 2018“Sometimes a ship sinks. Sometimes it leaks fuel and explodes as it sinks. Sometimes it creates a microscopic black hole at its center as it goes down and swallows half of all reality with it. The mistakes George is making right now are somewhere between possibilities 2 and 3.” [3]3Papadopoulos, Mifsud, Vinogradova, Putin, Hannity, Martha M, PacinoFNC490
Big Flynn newsSeptember 17, 2018“Big news, but understand that this in no way means Mueller is not going to call Flynn to testify against Trump (&c) down the line. *Any* review of Flynn's role in Trump's national security apparatus confirms that he's one of the most important witnesses in the Trump-Russia probe.” (unrolled) [11]11Mueller, Flynn, Trump, Kushner, Manafort, Prince, Bannon, Trump Jr., SessionsFlynn Sentence, Impeachment, Legal491
Sees no differenceSeptember 16, 2018“There are men and women who did bad things as teens and acknowledged what they did wrong, worked hard, and earned a second chance. Then there are rich Maryland prep-school kids who attempted rape and decades later are still denying they did anything. Nichols sees *no* difference.” [3]3Tom NicholsSCOTUS, Kavanaugh Assault Allegations492
Disturbing responseSeptember 16, 2018“GOP spokesman: "It's disturbing these uncorroborated allegations from more than 35 years ago would surface on the eve of a committee vote." So now it's Ford's fault that she didn't—while Kavanaugh was allegedly holding her down—gather up witnesses to watch her nearly get raped?” [3]3Kavanaugh, Dr. FordSCOTUS, Nominee AllegationsGOP, SCOTUS493
What's the rush?September 16, 2018“Can someone explain what the rush is to get Kavanaugh on the court in the next 15 days? What makes it *impossible* for the nation's most august deliberative body to conduct even a *cursory* investigation of an allegation of *sexual assault* against a lifetime-appointment nominee?” [4]4Kavanaugh, TrumpSCOTUS, Nominee AllegationsSCOTUS, GOP494
All about campaignSeptember 16, 2018“Not sure who everyone is but Manafort's crimes could not possibly have more to do with the Trump campaign” [2]2Manafort, Trump, Putin, Josh Rogin495
On journalismSeptember 16, 2018“(THREAD) One of the subjects I teach at University of New Hampshire is journalism, so readers often ask questions about whether a given tendency they're seeing in major media is "good journalism." Without criticizing anyone in particular, I'd like to answer some common questions.” (unrolled) [41]41Dowd, Giuliani, Trump, MuellerJournalismJournalism ListJournalism Top PickUNH496
HmmSeptember 15, 2018“Mifsud creates the London Academy of Diplomacy (LAD); Simona works for him there but "something isn't right"; the LCILP has its first event on LAD property; the LCILP hires @ GeorgePapa19; Mifsud "meets" George at an LCILP event; Simona marries George. Hmm.” [2]2Mifsud, Mangiante, PapadopoulosLondon Academy of Diplomacy (LAD), LCILP, Medium497
Asking for proofSeptember 15, 2018“Trump let the Kremlin WRITE his foreign policy as he was NEGOTIATING a business deal with the Kremlin, and did so though he KNEW Russia was committing crimes against America. Anyone who says that's not collusion can be ignored; anyone asking for proof can read PROOF OF COLLUSION.” (unrolled) [10]10Trump, Manafort, Burt, Papadopoulos, Simes, Putin, Sater, Cohen, Peskvoc, Rozov, Clovis, Lewandowski, Mashburn, Clinton, Nader, Mueller, Trump Jr.Russian collusion, Russia Sanctions, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Clinton kompromat, Emails, Bribery, Money Laundering, Zamel Meeting, Aiding and AbettingKremlin, CIA, FBI498
Fun Manafort factsSeptember 15, 2018“*FUN MANAFORT FACTS* Reason Trump Hired Manafort on 3/28/16: to be a delegate counter at the Republican National Convention in July '16 Number of Days It Took Manafort, Beginning on 3/28/16, to Take Over Trump's Campaign: 9 Explanation Given for Manafort's Change in Role: None” [2]2Manafort, Trump, PapadopoulosBack Channel, RussiaRNC, Kremlin499
But we do know…September 15, 2018“One of the surprisingly frustrating things about having authored PROOF OF COLLUSION is that I nightly hear TV analysts saying, of some Russia issue, "Well, what we don't know is..." The truth? About 75% of the time we *do* know what they say we don't. It's that *they* don't know.” (unrolled) [11]11Manafort, Mueller, Putin, Trump, Barrack, Benjamin Wittes, JFC, DeripaskaBack Channels, Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Manafort Plea Deal500
Accepts challengeSeptember 15, 2018“Bob Woodward tells New York Magazine that he doesn't know if Trump colluded with Russia but that a younger journalist could find the answer. I'm willing to accept that challenge—as I think in the digital age "horizontal" journalism, i.e. curatorial journalism, gets us the answer.” [4]4Woodward, TrumpRussian collusion, Journalism NY Magazine501
Fact-checked proseSeptember 15, 2018“On November 13, the case for Trump's collusion with Russia will be made across hundreds of pages of meticulously fact-checked prose coupled with nearly 1,700 endnotes. There will be nothing for the White House to attack—every sentence is a cold, hard fact.” [2]2Trump, Seth AbramsonRussian Collusion, Seth's Book502
Shorter this articleSeptember 14, 2018“Shorter this article: it's too *late* for a pardon. If Manafort started cooperating 4 days ago, which is what media is reporting, Mueller has a *massive* stock of information from him already. Trump could pardon him *right now* and much of the damage may already have been done.” [2]2Manafort, Mueller, TrumpManafort Plea Deal, PardonPolitico503
Manafort sentenceSeptember 14, 2018“UPDATE: Manafort will get somewhere between 17 to 21 years in prison, according to a quick read of this document. His DC and Virginia sentences will run concurrent. If correct, he'll have a chance of being out of prison in his late 80s—if he's still alive.” [4]4Manafort, Mueller, TrumpManafort DC Plea Deal, Manafort DC SentenceNPR504
Keeping tabsSeptember 14, 2018“GREEN—CONVICTED/CHARGED CHECK—CI/INTERROGATED” [9]9Flynn, Manafort, Cohen, Gates, Papadopoulos, GRU Hackers, IRA Trolls, Nader, Sater, Clovis, Page, Bannon, Sessions, Prince, Trump Jr., Kushner, Mueller, Schmitz, Gordon, Miller, Hicks, Barrack, McFarland, McFarlane, Kubic, Mizusawa, Kellogg, Ivanka, Eric Trump, Trump, PenceSC Investigation, Prince Testimony, Kushner Testimony, Trump Jr. Testimony, ImpeachmentCongress505
Cooperation dealsSeptember 14, 2018“(THREAD) There are four types of cooperation deals that Paul Manafort could have entered into with Special Counsel Mueller—we don't know which one he has yet, but we can discuss each of them in turn and that's what I do in this thread. I hope you'll read on and share with others.” (unrolled) [37]37Manafort, Mueller, Trump, Kushner, Bannon, Prince, Trump Jr., Gates, Flynn, Gordon, Barrack, McFarland, PutinSC Investigation, Legal, Manafort DC Trial, Manafort Plea Deal, Pardon, Russian Collusion, Five-Nation Grand Bargain, Money Laundering, Bribery506
Would we know?September 13, 2018“This is wrong—as (a) there are many people Manafort can agree to give up who are not Trump, (b) we are relying on Team Trump to inform us accurately and in a timely way as to when any JDA expired (or did not), and (c) they have every impetus to *not* announce any such expiration.” [3]3Manafort, Trump, MuellerManafort Plea DealNBC507
Stress and expenseSeptember 13, 2018“Defendants don't accept more prison to save "stress and expense." It requires one of these things: 1) a sentence concurrent with prior ones 2) a cooperation deal for a lesser sentence 3) a life sentence that's already been imposed 4) a sentence far less than you'd get post-trial” (unrolled) [12]12Manafort, Mueller, TrumpManafort DC Trial, Manafort DC Sentence, Manafort VA Trial, Manafort Plea Deal, Pardon, Obstruction of Justice508
In plain sightSeptember 13, 2018“This is legitimately shocking inasmuch as it is criminal obstruction in plain sight” [4]4Manafort, Giuliani, MuellerManafort Plea Deal, Manafort DC sentence, Pardon, Obstruction of Justice509
Stop tweeting, PapaSeptember 11, 2018“This is such a bad road for George and Simona to go down. @ GeorgePapa19 must accept that his loose lips created the Mueller probe and that he therefore has no future in GOP politics. His goal now should be to avoid any additional charges, tell the truth, and get on with his life.” [4]4Papadopoulos, Mangiante, Trump, Mueller, Nixon, Halper, Downer, Stone, Manafort, Cohen, Trump Jr., DershowitzSC InvestigationNatSec, CREEP, GOP510
Questions for PapaSeptember 10, 2018“(THREAD) 20 QUESTIONS FOR GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS. Now that @GeorgePapa19 is talking Russia on Twitter—and keeping in mind he follows this feed, so I know he'll see these tweets—I want to see if he'll answer tough questions from a guy who wrote a book about him. Read on and find out.” (unrolled) [24]24Papadopoulos, Nikos Kotzias, George Tzitzikos, Clinton, Mifsud, Putin, Seth Cropsey, McFarlane, McFarland, Sisi, Alexander Downer, Carson, Flynn, Clovis, Cameron, Millian, Deripaska, Sessions, Burt, Trump, Lanza, Gordon, Manafort, John Mashburn, Trump Jr., Tapper, MuellerFavorite, Back Channels, Greece, Italy, London, Egypt, Israel, Russia Sanctions, Steele Dossier, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Mayflower Meeting, Russia Cyberattack, Clinton kompromat, Emails, CHC NatSec MeetingBack Channels ListBack Channels Top pickTwitter, Hudson Institute, NatSec, Ratio Oil, CNN, Link Campus University, FBI, CHC, RISS, Interfax, London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP), RNC, DOE, GOP511
Be still my heartSeptember 9, 2018“What's this? What I and many others have been saying all along? Be still my heart! Seriously, though: not surprising. Only to the trolls.” [8]8Papadopoulos, Trump, Seth Cropsey, McFarlane, McFarland, Deripaska, Flynn, Landau, Alptekin, PutinBack Channels, Greece, Egypt, Israel, Russian Collusion, Papadopoulos Sentence, Seth's BookHill, Ratio Oil Exploration512
Brief lieSeptember 8, 2018“HOLY COW. Just realized that when Trump got his first classified security briefing in August 2016, and he was told Russia was trying to infiltrate his campaign—which it already had—surely the CIA/FBI briefers asked if he had any info to report, and surely he lied. That's a crime.” [3]3Trump, PapadopoulosAug 2016 Security Briefing, Lying to Investigators, I Love It Meeting, Russia hacking513
Nominee traitsSeptember 8, 2018“So apparently Brett Kavanaugh, along with being a perjurer and receiver of stolen property who plans to put Trump above the law as soon as he has a chance to do so, is also a longtime covert sleaze merchant with a sick, unceasing Hillary Clinton obsession.” [2]2Kavanaugh, Trump, Clinton, David BrockSCOTUSNBC514
Five course mealSeptember 7, 2018“If the Trump-Russia scandal were a five-course meal, the Papadopoulos sentencing would be the equivalent of a diner sitting down and putting his napkin in his lap.” [2]2Papadopoulos, TrumpPapadopoulos Sentence515
Papa's storySeptember 7, 2018“Papadopoulos' story: [he was told Russia had Clinton emails; it was the best intel he'd ever received and was going to make him a Trump campaign hero; he wrote Miller saying "interesting news coming from Moscow"; he met Miller; Miller asked for the news; Papadopoulos said, "Uh..."” [2]2Papadopoulos, Clinton, Trump, MillerClinton kompromat, Emails516
First offenseSeptember 7, 2018“I'm not sure why people find this so surprising—this is a young man with no record who signed a cooperation deal and, consequently, was facing one non-violent, non-drug-related, non-property status offense. Most of my clients in that category received no jail for a first offense.” [2]2Papadopoulos, Cohen, ManafortPapadopoulos sentence517
On taking the FifthSeptember 6, 2018“Trump publicly claims innocence, so he can't take the Fifth; to take the Fifth, he'd have to imply he could have criminal liability. Problem is, how many days after Trump asserts the Fifth do you think he'd be on Twitter protesting his innocence again, thereby screwing himself?” [2]2Trump5th Amendment, Legal Twitter518
AS PREDICTEDSeptember 6, 2018“AS PREDICTED” [2]2TrumpTrump-Mueller InterviewAP519
What did he know?September 6, 2018“Today Democrats must ask Kavanaugh if he knew Justice Kennedy put him on a shortlist given to the White House, if he ever spoke to Kennedy about the Supreme Court, when the White House was first in contact with him about an opening, and if he knows Kennedy's son (Trump's banker)” [2]2Kavanaugh, Justice Kennedy, Trump, Kennedy's sonTrump-Kennedy SCOTUS PactDems, SCOTUS, WH520
Helped write itSeptember 6, 2018“Actually, he helped *write* it. We already knew this, it's just that many people forgot. The Daily Beast needs to read PROOF OF COLLUSION.” [5]5Dimitri Simes, Trump, Putin, Papadopoulos, Kislyak, KushnerMayflower MeetingDaily Beast, Kremlin521
RW deep stateSeptember 5, 2018“Remember when folks on the left were castigated for raising the 25th Amendment? Republican White House staffers were having the same talk internally. Remember when Trump said there was a left-wing deep-state FBI conspiracy? Well—there's a right-wing deep state in the White House.” [3]3Trump, Anonymous Insider25th Amendment, Anonymous OpEdWH, GOP, FBI522
Answers in writingSeptember 4, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING NEWS on CNN: Robert Mueller has offered to accept written answers from Trump on Russia, and won't ask for written answers on Obstruction. This news is DEVELOPING, but I'll offer a real-time legal analysis of it in this thread. I hope you'll read on and retweet.” (unrolled) [21]21Mueller, Trump, Kavanaugh, GiulianiSC Investigation, Lying to Investigators, Criminal Conspiracy, Obstruction of Justice, Russia Collusion, Trump-Mueller InterviewCNN, FBI, Senate523
Hiring protectorsSeptember 4, 2018“Many are missing the big point about the Trump-Sessions rift: Trump traveled the U.S. with Sessions during the campaign; if Trump thinks Sessions is "mentally retarded" he thought that *before* he nominated him as Attorney General... with the aim of having Sessions "protect" him.” [2]2Trump, Sessions, KavanaughSC Investigation, Trump-Kennedy SCOTUS Pact524
Probe-scuttling plotSeptember 4, 2018“I worry Dems, afraid to talk Russia on TV, will grill Kavanaugh on Roe, when all America anticipated and already accepted Trump would nominate someone who opposed abortion rights. Meanwhile, the nomination is a plot to scuttle the Russia probe—but we might hear little about that.” [4]4Kavanaugh, Roe, Wade, Trump, Mueller, DurbinSCOTUS, Kavanaugh Testimony, SC InvestigationDems, FedSoc, Congress525
New Yorker FestivalSeptember 3, 2018“(THREAD) I have what may be an unpopular opinion regarding Steve Bannon and the New Yorker Festival, which is that, while I respect the *hell* out of those who are pulling out of the Festival, I think they're wrong and Bannon should stay in. This thread is about why I think that.” (unrolled) [20]20Bannon, Mueller, Trump, Prince, Manafort, Flynn, Kushner, Trump Jr., Cohen, Gates, Sessions, Gordon, Page, Schmitz, Papadopoulos, Barrack, McFarland, Phares, Miller, Lewandowski, Dearborn, Conway, McGahn, Pence, Priebus, David RemnickSC Investigation, Back Channels, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Russia, IsraelCongress, FBI, New Yorker, DOJ526
Agreeing w/ RudySeptember 3, 2018“For once I agree with Rudy: Cohen lied to Congress in saying Trump *didn't* know of the '16 Trump Tower meeting, so when Davis contradicted Cohen he was putting Cohen in jeopardy of being charged with lying to Congress. In retracting his statement, Davis was "covering for Cohen."” [2]2Giuliani, Trump, Cohen, Davis, Petrillo, MuellerCohen Testimony, I Love It MeetingCongress, CNN 527
Unstated upshotSeptember 3, 2018“This is great reporting, but also fails to clearly state the upshot: the Kremlin appears to have authorized a Russian spy to promise the NRA president millions of dollars to assist Putin in setting up a backchannel to Trump and the top echelons of the GOP.” [7]7Butina, Trump, Putin, Trump Jr.Back Channels, Kremlin GOP/NRA CultivationNRA, Kremlin, GOP, FBI, NYT528
Huge newsSeptember 1, 2018“I'll say it as simply as possible: the Patten news is *big*—the Papadopoulos news is *huge*. Papadopoulos being willing to say in a sentencing memo that Trump and Sessions approved a Russian backchannel means he knows Mueller believes him—and the three other witnesses who concur.” (unrolled) [13]13Patten, Papadopoulos, Trump, Sessions, Mueller, Sessions, Gordon, Barrack, Vekselberg, Burnett, MifsudBack Channels, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Clinton kompromat, Emails, Papadopoulos sentence, Patten Plea, Sessions TestimonyNatSec, CREEP529
Over a barrelAugust 31, 2018“ASSOCIATED PRESS: Former MI6 Agent Chris Steele Told FBI Pre-Election That Russia Had Trump "Over a Barrel"” [2]2Bruce Ohr, Steele, Trump, JesusSteele Dossier, Trump kompromatAP, MI6, FBI, DOJ530
Proof of CollusionAugust 31, 2018“(THREAD) PLEASE RETWEET this Trump-Russia news: Simon & Schuster has just listed for pre-order PROOF OF COLLUSION—the book that finally gathers into *one* narrative the *hundreds* of reliable major-media reports on Trump-Russia collusion. Read on for more.” [7]7Trump, Seth AbramsonRussia Collusion, journalismSimon & Schuster, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, iTunes531
Papa's MemoAugust 31, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING: Trump national security adviser George Papadopoulos' sentencing memo has been released, and it has some startling elements in it. I go through all of them in this thread. I hope you'll read on and share.” (unrolled) [16]16Papadopoulos, Trump, Mifsud, Mangiante, Clovis, Flynn, Page, Papadopoulos, Carson, Gordon, Schmit, Millian, Van der ZwaanPapadopoulos Sentence, Back Channels, Italy, Greece, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Sessions Testimony, LegalPapadopoulos Sentence ListPapadopoulos Sentence Top PickVox, documentcloud.org, NatSec, Kremlin, Congress, FBI532
ExpectationsAugust 30, 2018“Tomorrow, according to NBC News' Chuck Todd, is the last day we should expect Mueller to make a major move in the Trump-Russia investigation before Election Day. For what it's worth, I concur with Chuck—I'm confident there will be Trump-Russia items worth talking about tomorrow.” [2]2Chuck Todd, Trump, MuellerSC InvestigationNBC533
Clearing the deckAugust 29, 2018“It's important that everyone understand why today's news about Don McGahn and yesterday's about Trump wanting to fire Sessions matter: because they're related. Trump is clearing the decks to fire Sessions and try to *end* the Mueller investigation—and he's doing it in plain view.” [6]6Trump, McGahn, Sessions, Mueller, ObamaSC Investigation, ObstructionCongress, WH534
Some insane stuntAugust 28, 2018“Realize that the second the media turns its attention away from Russia for even a week he will pull some *insane* stunt he was working on behind the scenes during the lull in Russia coverage: a Manafort pardon, a Sessions firing, more witness tampering with Hope Hicks, or worse.” [3]3Trump, Manafort, Sessions, HicksPardon, Obstruction, Witness TamperingWaPo535
Say it plainlyAugust 28, 2018“For God's sake, can we just say plainly, for once and for all, that the reason Donald Trump is angry at Jeff Sessions is because Sessions won't commit crimes for Trump, namely Obstruction of Justice? That's all this is or has ever been. Call it what it is.” [2]2Sessions, Trump, God, Graham, KislyakKislyak Contacts, Senate Office Meeting, Sessions Testimony, ObstructionCNN, Senate, Congress536
Moore True PunditAugust 27, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: "True Pundit," who spread the Russia-born "Pizzagate" conspiracy about Clinton's emails just days before Election Day 2016—with Team Trump's help—has outed himself as Michael Moore, former employee of... ...ex-RNC Finance Chair Steve Wynn.” [7]7Clinton, Michael Moore, Trump, Steve Wynn, Flynn, Trump Jr., Prince, Giuliani, Seth AbramsonTrue Pundit Hoax, Clinton kompromat, Fake News, Emails, JournalismRNC, FBI, NYFO, Buzzfeed, True Pundit, RT, Bloomberg, Newsweek537
A list for Jr.August 26, 2018“1) you told your dad about the meeting 2) you would always tell your dad about something like this 3) you would be scared not to tell your dad 4) everyone in the world knows you told your dad 5) Mueller will prove you told your dad 6) willing to bet you $10 you end up in jail” [2]2Trump Jr., Trump, Mueller, Sciutto, Bernstein, Scaramucci, ObamaI Love It MeetingCNN, WaPo538
Walk backAugust 26, 201822Davis, Cohen, MuellerBack Channels, Italy, Prague, Russia Collusion, Cooperation AgreementWaPo539
100 +August 24, 2018“2/ I first saw this story in April in The Guardian, but now we have the actual contract. I didn't realize Dino would ever get out from under his NDA. I can't pretend to be stunned; Bannon said (credibly) that Trump has NDAs with *100+ women*. I believe it.” [1]2Trump, Dino Sajudin, BannonHush MoneyGuardian, Enquirer, CNN540
Why not resignAugust 24, 2018“POSSIBLE REASONS SESSIONS WON'T RESIGN 1. He's cooperating with Mueller. 2. He's innocent—but knows Trump isn't. 3. He's a Mueller target—and believes resigning could be seen as obstruction of a probe of his own actions. 4. He thinks this is the last job he'll ever get. Others?” [2]2Sessions, Mueller, TrumpCooperation Agreement, Obstruction541
Criminal nominationAugust 24, 2018“Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh may actually be *part* of a criminal course of conduct, given what we know about how and why Kavanaugh was selected: to help Trump obstruct justice and evade the rule of law. Why is no one making the argument against Kavanaugh hearings in that way?” [3]3Trump, KavanaughSCOTUSSCOTUS542
Domestic psy-opsAugust 23, 2018“Read this and remember that Jacob Zamel—the founder of Black Cube's rival in Israel, PsyGroup—met with Trump Jr. in Trump Tower on August 3, 2016. The meeting was set up and attended by Erik Prince; George Nader was there, too. What was Zamel selling? A domestic psy-ops campaign.” [3]3Jacob Zamel, Trump Jr., Prince, Nader, Obama, Trump, Adam Entous, Ronan Farrow, MuellerZamel Meeting, PsyGroup PsyOps, Fake NewsBlack Cube, PsyGroup, NatSec, New Yorker543
Either-Or SessionsAugust 23, 2018“Never forget that Sessions was the Chairman of Trump's National Security Advisory Committee, which is the committee that executed—with Manafort—almost the entirety of Trump's Russia-collusion plot. He'll either be a target of the Mueller probe or a cooperating witness by the end.” [2]2Sessions, Trump, Mueller, Nixon, ManafortNatSec, Bloomberg, DOJ, CREEP544
Bank on thatAugust 22, 2018“On MICHAEL COHEN and PRAGUE: (1) Mueller says he has evidence Cohen was in Prague. (2) I'm not convinced Cohen was in Prague. What I'm convinced of is that Cohen met with at least one Kremlin agent during his fake Italy "vacation" just before the RNC in Cleveland. Bank on that.” [2]2Mueller, Cohen, TrumpBack Channels, Italy, PragueKremlin, RNC545
Beg your pardonAugust 22, 2018“My take on the legality of a Manafort pardon: when Cohen revealed that Trump knew of and approved Manafort—and others—meeting with Russian agents to get stolen Clinton materials 3+ weeks ago, it made Trump an unindicted Manafort co-conspirator. POTUS can't pardon co-conspirators.” [5]5Cohen, Manafort, Trump, Clinton, MuellerI Love It Meeting, Legal, Clinton kompromat, Pardon, SCOTUS, Criminal Conspiracy, Cooperation AgreementSCOTUS, NBC546
Dersh all wrongAugust 22, 2018“Alan Dershowitz gave me an A+ in his 1L Criminal Law course 20 years ago just so that I could come to you now and confirm that you can safely ignore everything he's saying today It's wrong, all of it” [2]2Dershowitz, Edwards, TrumpCampaign FinanceFEC547
Knew in advanceAugust 21, 2018“(THREAD) So what happens now that Michael Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, has said on MSNBC that Cohen will tell Mueller (a) Trump colluded with the Russians, and (b) his collusion involved knowing about Russian hacking *in advance*? I'll break it down. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [27]27Cohen, Lanny Davis, Trump, Mueller, Maddow, Chris Cuomo, Clinton, Daniels, Papadopoulos, Schmitz, Smith, Flynn, Bannon, Clovis, Conway, GatesSC Investigation, Legal, Hacked Emails, Email, Clinton kompromat, Impeachment, Stormy Liaison, Hush Money, Cohen Guilty Plea, Campaign Finance, Criminal Conspiracy, Computer Crimes, Cooperation Agreement, Russia CollusionHacked Emails ListHacked Emails Top PickMSNBC, NYT, WaPo, CNN, DCLeaks, Guccifer 2.0, NatSec, DNC, IRA, GRU548
Expect sub rosaAugust 21, 2018“Whatever Cohen or the prosecutors in Manhattan say, expect a sub rosa cooperation agreement of some kind. Expect too that Cohen's cooperation will be largely about *Russia*—not Daniels/MacDougal. If he gets Manafort *and* Cohen, Mueller has almost all the witnesses he could want.” [3]3Cohen, Manafort, Daniels, MacDougal, Mueller, TrumpTrump Tower Moscow, Russia Sanctions, Stormy Liaison, Hush Money, Campaign Finance, Criminal Conspiracy, Cooperation Agreement549
VA Verdict is inAugust 21, 2018“BREAKING: Manafort Jury Reaches Verdict on 8 of 18 Counts, Deadlocked on Others” [4]4ManafortManafort VA trial, Legal550
Campaign $ Person AAugust 21, 2018“If you're wondering how Cohen pleading to campaign finance crimes for paying off Trump's mistresses could mean anything OTHER than Trump being a co-conspirator in those crimes (see the Cohen Tapes), so is every criminal attorney out there. I think Trump will be a "Person A" here.” [2]2Cohen, Trump, Person ACampaign Finance, Hush Money, Criminal Conspiracy, Tapes, Cohen Guilty Plea551
Italy vacationAugust 21, 2018“In June '16, Felix Sater wrote Michael Cohen and said if Cohen accepted an invitation to Moscow for before the GOP convention, he'd meet Putin. Cohen declined—then went to Italy for a "vacation" where his alibi on where he went has fallen apart. The dossier wasn't wrong on Cohen.” [3]3Cohen, Sater, Putin, Steele, Trump, PapadopoulosBack Channels, Italy, Prague, Steele Dossier, Campaign Finance, Russia CollusionGOP, RNC552
2 possible endsAugust 21, 2018“NOTE: The news about this note from the jury means there's a 99%+ chance Manafort spends most of or all his life in prison *unless* he cuts a deal with Bob Mueller or is pardoned (which would lead to impeachment). I'm serious; the two possible ends of the Manafort saga are clear.” [2]2Manafort, MuellerManafort VA trial, Pardon553
Dynamite instructionAugust 20, 2018“Given this, I'd expect one of two things tomorrow: 1) a verdict in the Manafort trial; 2) a note from the jury in the Manafort trial saying that they are hopelessly deadlocked on all charges and asking him what to do (in response to which they might get a "dynamite" instruction).” [3]3Trump, ManafortManafort VA trial, LegalPolitico554
Perjury in NovemberAugust 20, 2018“Remember, Trump committed perjury in November 2013 in a civil deposition on the question of whether and how well he knew Kremlin/Russian mafia-linked Felix Sater. The statute of limitations for that crime hasn't ended, and the crime *is* in Mueller's purview, given its *intent*.” [3]3Trump, Katy Tur, Sater, KavanaughSC Investigation, SCOTUSNBC, Kremlin, SCOTUS555
Distant possibilityAugust 20, 2018“People should remember that if one or two Manafort jurors were threatened, bribed, or otherwise tampered with—which, to be clear, is very *unlikely*—the result would be a hung jury and a retrial, not an acquittal. The jury must be unanimous to acquit, and it undoubtedly won't be.” [2]2ManafortManafort VA trial556
SpectacularAugust 19, 2018“OK, so I see what they did there, but no. They're trying to pretend that all Mueller has is an Obstruction case. In fact, he's going to get some spectacular testimony from Mike Flynn, Rick Gates, Felix Sater, Michael Cohen and a whole host of others on the Russia collusion issue.” [3]3Trump, Mueller, Flynn, Gates, Sater, Cohen, HabermanTestimony, SC Investigation, JournalismHill, WH 557
Papa's $ sourceAugust 17, 2018“Based on all we know, the chances the "other country besides Russia" Papadopoulos got money from was *Israel* is extremely high, and there is a reasonable chance the money came from someone associated with WikiStrat, whose CEO met with Nader, Prince, and Trump Jr. in August 2016.” [2]2Papadopoulos, Nader, Prince, Trump Jr., ZamelBack Channels, IsraelWikiStrat558
Things Prince saysAugust 17, 2018“BREAKING: Erik Prince just said "bullshit" on national TV and it is not surprising because this is who he is. He is a liar and a criminal and has no respect for anyone or anything but money and power.” [2]2Prince, NaderBack Channels, Seychelles, True Pundit Hoax, Prince Testimony, Seychelles MeetingRDIF559
Papa's smokin' liesAugust 17, 2018“Something many people forget/misunderstand is that Papadopoulos lied to the FBI on a VERY important point—he CHOSE that fact to lie about (that not only was he on Trump's campaign when Russia made contact but the contact may have been orchestrated) because it was a "smoking gun."” [2]2Papadopoulos, Trump, MifsudPapadopoulos Plea, Papadopoulos Sentence, Back Channels, ItalyFBI560
Six recommendedAugust 17, 2018“BREAKING (Reuters): Mueller Recommends Six Months in Prison for Papadopoulos” [4]4Mueller, Papadopoulos, MangiantePapadopoulos Plea, Papadopoulos SentenceReuters561
RNC $15K/mo crimeAugust 16, 2018“Just putting this out there now so it can be bookmarked: the $15,000/month the RNC is paying former Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller looks to be—based on what we know—a federal crime. It's hush money so he won't reveal what he knows of the events of November 8 and November 9, 2013.” (unrolled) [15]15Trump, Schiller, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Mueller, Flynn, Gates, Manafort, Cohen, Sater, Prince, Kushner, Ivanka, Sessions, Bannon, Gorkov, Kislyak, McFarland, Lara Trump, Omarosa ManigaultKislyak contacts, Back Channels, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, I Love It Meeting, Back Door Meeting, Trump kompromat, Russian Banker Meeting, Schiller Testimony, Miss USA Las Vegas 2013, Hush Money, TapesSchiller ListSchiller Top PickRNC, Daily Caller, WH562
Clearance revokedAugust 15, 2018“BREAKING: Trump revokes former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance in a lengthy statement that attacks Brennan's "erratic" behavior and lack of "credibility" in a TRANSPARENT attempt to damage his professional reputation in advance of him being a witness against Trump.” [2]2Trump, Brennan, ComeyBrennan Clearance Revoked, Comey FiringCIA563
Sophisticated StoneAugust 14, 2018“If we were all as sophisticated as Roger Stone is, we'd understand that "I actually have communicated with Assange" and "Prepare to die cocksucker" *aren't* a confession of having communicated with Assange or a threat to a potential witness in the Mueller probe, respectively #wtf” [2]2Stone, Assange, MuellerWikiLeaks communications564
sighAugust 14, 2018“*sigh* I wish major media had been on this long ago. It shouldn't have had to be only digital journalists saying that people who know Trump are presenting their case backchannel and otherwise in a way that lends it sufficient credibility to believe what they're saying is true.” [2]2SHSanders, Trump, ArnoldTrump kompromat, Tapes565
?s still unansweredAugust 14, 2018“I'm hoping my thread on the Manafort trial from two weeks ago (below) now makes a bit more sense, after the defense just rested without putting on evidence. People wondered at the time why I thought we shouldn't let the trial distract us from questions that are still unanswered.” [2]2Manafort, Schmitz, Clinton, Flynn, Bannon, Clovis, Conway, SmithManafort VA Trial, Hacked emails, Clinton kompromat566
This makes senseAugust 14, 2018“This makes sense: (1) there's no plausible defense; (2) they didn't expect to win; (3) they don't want Manafort to testify both due to his other trial and because they want to hold that chit for Mueller; (4) they don't want to anger the feds so they can still negotiate right now.” [2]2Manafort, MuellerManafort VA Trial, Manafort DC Trial567
No circumstanceAugust 13, 2018“Follow the logic here, folks: the man says he would never testify against Donald Trump... ...even though he would only have *positive, non-incriminating* things to say about him. Makes sense? Got it? Good.” [2]2Stone, TrumpStone TestimonyCNN568
Fired a witnessAugust 13, 2018“So Trump's FBI ignored a disciplinary recommendation and fired an employee it knows is a witness against Trump. Lawyers know this is an attempt to craft an employment record that acts as impeachment evidence against Strzok if he tries to give evidence against Trump in the future.” [6]6Trump, StrzokStrzok FiringFBI569
Silence for $15K/moAugust 12, 2018“BREAKING: Omarosa implies that former Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller, in being paid $15,000/month by the RNC, is being paid for his "silence." Schiller is the key witness on the question of whether Putin has kompromat on Trump, and his formal testimony *never* made logical sense.” [2]2Omarosa Manigault, Schiller, Trump, PutinMiss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump kompromat, Steele Dossier, Hush MoneyRNC570
Schmitz client SmithAugust 11, 2018“I'll say it now: I think Peter W. Smith was likely Joseph Schmitz's "client," meaning that the Trump campaign did indeed get stolen materials from the Russians and try to spread them to federal agencies in an attempt to affect the presidential election.” [9]9Peter Smith, Schmitz, Trump, Clinton, Flynn, Nunes, Prince, Weiner, Page, GordonBack Channels, Hungary, Clinton kompromat, True Pundit HoaxHill, FBI, Congress, Blackwater, FSB, Breitbart571
Side BarAugust 10, 2018“I have conducted plea negotiations during a felony jury trial before (more than once). This is *exactly* what it looks like, just FWIW. You go back to chambers with the judge and opposing counsel and you have a joint conversation about whether/how the trial is going to continue.” [6]6ManafortManafort Va Trial, Legal572
Confirms ArnoldAugust 10, 2018“This confirms what Tom Arnold has said repeatedly—and as much as I understand that the media wants to joke about Arnold, and he sometimes brings that on himself, if he's right about *these* explosive Trump tapes, I'm wondering what *other* infamous Trump tapes he's right about...” [2]2Omarosa Manigault, Tom Arnold, TrumpTapesHill573
Offering $ to witnessAugust 9, 2018“Assuming Hope Hicks would be paid to return to the Trump campaign, this is Trump and other Trump campaign officials who are under investigation *offering money* to a young woman who is currently a prospective witness against them in a federal criminal investigation. Process that.” [5]5Hicks, Trump, GodImpeachment, LegalHill, Politico574
Indict WorthyAugust 8, 2018“There's something insidious about what Ari is implying here: that DOJ indicts people for misstatements on "innocuous" subjects. It's insidious because he well knows that the lies Mueller got Papadopoulos, Flynn, and Gates on were *significant* lies on profoundly important issues.” [2]2Ari Fleischer, Mueller, Papadopoulos, Flynn, Gates, George W. Bush, GiulianiTrump-Mueller InterviewHill575
MOST damningAugust 8, 2018“As @ ChrisRaimondi notes, the image below may be the MOST damning piece of evidence indicating Trump a) knew of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting and b) knew what it was about. In the first 9 months of 2016, his first tweet about Clinton's emails was... ...the day of the meeting.” [5]5Chris Raimondi, Trump, Clinton, Manafort, Kushner, Cohen, Trump Jr.I Love It Meeting, Speech Timing, Tweet Timing, Clinton kompromat, Hacked emailsCNN, Twitter576
Opinion on JudgeAugust 8, 2018“A media outlet with a reporter inside the Manafort trial asked me for my opinion on Judge Ellis, and I offered the statement below. I'd add that we'd expect Ellis to be equally gregarious (and borderline inappropriate) as—or if—the defense offers any hard or testimonial evidence.” [6]6Seth Abramson, Manafort, Judge Ellis, GatesLegal, Manafort VA Trial, Gates TestimonyLegal ListLegal Top Pick577
Disingenuous offerAugust 8, 2018“This Trump "offer" is *astoundingly* disingenuous. Having dithered for over a year since he said he was "100%" willing to talk to Mueller, his lawyers now say Mueller has 24 days to both accept Trump's bizarre offer and conduct an interview that would violate core DOJ principles.” [7]7Trump, Mueller, Giuliani, Sekulow, KavanaughLegal, Trump-Mueller InterviewDOJ578
A Collusion SummerAugust 8, 2018“(THREAD) There is increasing evidence the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting *did* produce the Clinton materials Trump was hoping for—just not on the timeframe he wanted. The Michael Flynn-Peter Smith axis points toward a whole summer of Trump collusion. Hope you'll read on and share.” (unrolled) [55]55Trump, Clinton, Flynn, Peter Smith, Giuliani, Goldstone, Trump Jr., Putin, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Bannon, Conway, Matt Tait, Gordon, Prince, Clovis, Sessions, Papadopoulos, Mueller, CohenFavorite, Back Channels, Italy, Seychelles, Russia Sanctions, I Love It Meeting, Russia Cyberattack, Clinton kompromat, Speech Timing, Legal, Hacked Emails, Prince Testimony, Impeachment, Classified Briefing, Russia Request SpeechI Love It ListI Love It Top PickDCLeaks, Guccifer 2.0, Kremlin, DNC, MarketWatch, UT Austin, Lawfare, WSJ, NatSec, GOP, KLS Research, Chicago Tribune, WikiLeaks579
Testimony takeawayAugust 7, 2018“Here's the real takeaway from Rick Gates' testimony today: if Gates was committing that many crimes in conjunction with Manafort, is there any reason Manafort wouldn't have told Gates of everything illicit he was doing for the Trump campaign, with Gates, in turn, telling Mueller?” [2]2Gates, Manafort, Trump, MuellerManafort VA Trial, Gates Testimony580
Via computer crimeAugust 6, 2018“Great tweet by Natasha. By 6/7/16, Trump knew the materials he intended to acquire from Russia in violation of election law were themselves acquired via computer crimes. To facilitate the 6/9 meeting *knowing what it was* may well have been an act in furtherance of a conspiracy.” [3]3Natasha Bertrand, Scavino, TrumpLegal, I Love It Meeting, Hacked Emails, Speech Timing581
Asha debates AlanAugust 6, 2018“Great job by Asha, particularly her comments on "renunciation" in the second video in the thread. Dershowitz has an indefensible legal position as to what happened in June 2016, July 2016 and August 2016. And the totality of the circumstances in each case is what matters legally.” [2]2Asha Rangappa, Alan Dershowitz, Cuomo, TrumpLegalCNN, Twitter582
Van Ronkel / SeagalAugust 6, 2018“TRUE STORY: I'd just finished writing a chapter on how Bob Van Ronkel tried to connect Trump and Putin in 2013—and how he did that for Steven Seagal, and how Van Ronkel may've been with Seagal and Trump in Moscow during the 2013 pageant—when this happened:” [3]3Bob Van Ronkel, Trump, Putin, Steven SeagalMiss Universe Moscow 2013Vox583
Media, wake up!August 6, 2018“Still waiting for last Friday's Maria Butina-J.D. Gordon story to be treated as the blockbuster it is. Gordon was effectively Trump's number-two man on national security and he was emailing and going on dates with an active Russian spy 6 weeks before the election. Media, wake up!” [6]6Butina, Gordon, Trump, Putin, Flynn, Prince, Torshin, Sessions, Matthew RosenbergButina Indictment, RNC Platform Change, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Back Channels, Hungary, Prince Testimony, Sessions Testimony, JournalismRNC, FSB, Natec, Congress, NYT584
Expected stolen infoAugust 6, 2018“Davidson *undersells* here—given the April/May emails amongst members of Trump's NatSec advisory committee and Trump's June 7 speech, Manafort/Trump (and almost certainly Jared/Don Jr.) went into the June 9 meeting expecting materials *stolen* via hacking.” [3]3Adam Davidso, Trump, Kushner, Trump Jr., Papadopoulos, Clinton, Deripaska Speech Timing, I Love It Meeting, Hacked Emails, Clinton kompromatNew Yorker, NatSec585
Why Jr. never askedAugust 5, 2018“A reader made a *great* point backchannel: is the reason Donald Trump Jr. never asked what Russia wanted *in return* for giving Trump an illegal campaign contribution *acquired through cyberwarfare* that Trump Jr. knew his dad's Russia policy was *already* part of a quid pro quo?” [3]3Trump, Trump Jr., SekulowRussia sanctions, Russia cyberattack, Hacked Email, Clinton kompromat, I Love It Meeting, LegalWaPo586
5 Step Tamper PlanAugust 4, 2018“*WITNESS TAMPERING IN 5 STEPS* 1. Trump knows Hicks is a witness in a federal case. 2. He's been told he mustn't speak to her. 3. His chief topic in public and private is the Russia probe. 4. Hicks is on a plane with Trump right now. 5. Trump is tampering with a federal witness.” [2]2Hicks, TrumpLegal587
Gordon to HungaryAugust 3, 2018“After Election Day, during the transition, one of the first places Gordon went was to Hungary—where Russia's spy agency has its European HQ. He apparently spent the weeks *before* Election Day talking to a Russian spy. (He's also threatened me repeatedly.)” (unrolled) [30]30Gordon, Seth Abramson, Butina, Sessions, Kislyak, Trump, Page, Papadopoulos, Cohen, Erickson, Mueller, McFarlane, Kushner, Manafort, Stone, Flynn, Hicks, Miller, Conway, Spicer, Priebus, Sanders, Natasha BertrandKislyak Contacts, Back Channels, Hungary, Italy, Russia Sanctions, RNC Platform Change, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Mayflower Meeting, RNC Meeting, Legal, Sessions Testimony, Butina IndictmentGordon ListGordon Top PickWaPo, Kremlin, TIHDC, GOP, RNC, NatSec, FBI, NHDOE, Congress, FSB, KGB, BI, CNN, Reuters, HFP588
Cohen, a key playerAugust 2, 2018“I like @ AaronBlake and @ davidaxelrod but strongly disagree with them here. No one who has followed the Trump-Russia investigation since December 2016 believes Michael Cohen is "incidental" to Trump-Russia coordination. He was a key player in it throughout.” [4]4Mueller, Aaron Blake, David F. Axelrod, David Axelrod, Trump, Cohen, Manafort, ObamaTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Peace Deal, Back Channels, Italy, Steele DossierWaPo589
Emin, of interestAugust 2, 2018“BREAKING NEWS (and right as I'm finishing the chapter of my book on Emin and Trump's exploits in Moscow in 2013, which exploits I began writing about here on Twitter well over a year ago):” [3]3Emin Agalarov, Trump, Mueller, Aras AgalarovTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Miss Universe Moscow 2013Twitter, NBC 590
Avoid Fishing TripAugust 1, 2018“(1 of 2) If I had to guess, one of two major reasons prosecutors are considering not calling Rick Gates at the Manafort trial is that they do not want to subject him to a "fishing expedition" cross-examination in which Manafort's attorneys try to find out what he's told Mueller.” [3]3Gates, Manafort, MuellerManafort VA Trial, Legal591
Eye rollingAugust 1, 2018“If you've ever been a trial attorney this headline is freaking hilarious and also so relatable (that said, it's entirely inappropriate and unprofessional when an attorney does this)” [2]2Manafort, Judge EllisManafort VA TrialHill592
Obsessive focusAugust 1, 2018“This is what I was saying yesterday. The obsessive focus on every facet of the Manafort trial, despite its conclusion being almost certain, gives Trump the daily opportunity to complain that the media is making a big deal about something that has nothing to do with collusion.” [3]3Manafort, TrumpManafort VA TrialPolitico593
Plausible theory?July 31, 2018“I'm ONLY posting this to get cybersecurity experts to weigh in. This is NOT my field; I don't understand this document AT ALL. So I'm asking any experts reading this—is this a plausible theory of the Alfa Bank-Trump Tower pinging, or no?” [5]5Tea Pain, TrumpAlfa Bank PingingAlfa Bank Pinging ListAlfa Bank Pinging Top PickAlfa Bank, TeaPainUSA.com, Cendyn, Trump Org, Serenata, CNN594
Thousands of pingsJuly 31, 2018“(IMPORTANT) Maria Butina's Russian bank pinged Trump Tower *thousands of times* between May and September 2016. Those pings—along with one other server—made up 99% of *all pings* to Trump Tower during that period. Who owns the other server? Erik Prince's brother-in-law. Really.” [4]4Butina, Prince, DeVos, Burt, TrumpAlfa Bank Pinging, Mayflower MeetingAlfa Bank, Trump Org, Spectrum Health, CNN595
Trial is a distractionJuly 31, 2018“(THREAD) No one should obsess over the Manafort trial—or let it distract from other elements of the ongoing Trump-Russia probe—for a reason any criminal defense attorney could tell you. Read on for more details of why this trial is finally a distraction. I hope you'll share this.” (unrolled) [33]33Manafort, Trump, Mueller, GatesManafort VA Trial, Legal, Pardon, ImpeachmentManafort VA Trial List, Legal ListManafort VA Trial Top Pick, Legal Top PickNBC596
Exclusively politicalJuly 31, 2018“Readers of this feed won't be surprised by this. I've mentioned in the past that—and other criminal defense lawyers I've spoken to agree—for Trump, the fight ahead can be seen exclusively political ("If I can stay in office with a GOP Congress, I'm safe").” [3]3Trump, Giuliani, Kushner, Trump Jr.Impeachment, SC InvestigationCNN, Congress, Dems, GOP597
All But InevitableJuly 31, 2018“BREAKING: "All But Inevitable" That Bob Mueller Will Refer An Impeachable Offense Against Trump to DOJ Based on New Review of Mueller Materials on Obstruction” [2]2Mueller, Trump, Flynn, ComeyImpeachment, SC InvestigationNYR, DOJ598
Central to his survivalJuly 31, 2018“What did I say: he'll do nothing to delay or endanger the Kavanaugh nomination, which he sees as central to his survival in the presidency, which ultimately is the only thing he's ever cared about” [2]2Kavanaugh, TrumpSCOTUSHill599
U.S. Person #2July 30, 2018“Just wanted to make sure that everyone knows that "U.S. Person #2" in the Maria Butina indictment is George O'Neill, Jr., whose daughter apparently interned for Dana Rohrabacher. Remember that the link from Rohrabacher to Trump is one person: Erik Prince.” [1]1Butina, George O'Neill Jr., Rohrabacher, PrinceBack Channels, Butina IndictmentWSJ600
HOLY SMOKESJuly 30, 2018“Even FNC hosts now realize Trump was on speakerphone (as I said). They keep asking Giuliani why he even raised the question of whether Trump was physically "at" the June 2016 meeting, as no one alleged it. And you can see in their eyes—literally—they know.” [6]6Giuliani, Trump Jr., Trump, Cohen, Manafort, Kushner, GatesI Love It MeetingI Love It ListI Love It Top PickFNC, Mediaite601
Physically present?July 30, 2018“BREAKING: Less than 48 hours after I wrote the thread below, Rudy Giuliani, Trump's lawyer, has told CNN that his *new* defense of Trump is that Trump was not "physically present" at the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his top campaign officials and Russian agents.” [2]2Giuliani, TrumpI Love It MeetingCNN602
Giuliani just siadJuly 30, 2018“IMPORTANT: Can someone confirm for me that Giuliani just said on CNN that Trump wasn't "physically present" at the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, which slick wording essentially *confirms* what I put forward two days ago that the evidence suggests Trump attended via speakerphone?” [2]2Giuliani, TrumpI Love It MeetingCNN603
SpeakerphonesCountJuly 30, 2018“1. The way Trump did it is. 2. We'll see. While I could still go either way on this, I'll note that speakerphones count, Rudy.” [1]1Giuliani, TrumpI Love It MeetingFNC, CNN604
Did Trump listen in?July 29, 2018“(THREAD) A growing body of powerful circumstantial evidence suggests Trump may have not only known about in advance but attended—by speakerphone—the June 2016 Trump-Russia meeting at Trump Tower. Media reports suggest this fits his modus operandi. I hope you'll read on and share.” (unrolled) [26]26Trump, Clinton, Kushner, Manafort, Cohen, Stephen Gilpin, Lou Dobbs, Hugh Hewitt, Obama, Trump Jr., Goldstone, Stringer Bell, Papadopoulos, Putin, Tom Brady, Rubio, CruzI Love It Meeting, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Clinton kompromat, Trump Jr. TestimonyI Love It ListI Love It Top PickAmazon, Trump University, Trump Org, NY Daily News, FNC, AOL, Buzzfeed, VF, Hill, NSA, Kremlin, Congress, NBC, Newsweek605
Slickly worded tweetJuly 28, 2018“Hi Mollie, you do realize that this slickly worded tweet hides the fact that Clinton had no idea who was doing her opposition research or how, right? And that it also hides that the FBI-partner MI6 agent ("foreign spy," lol) doing the research didn't know who he was doing it for?” (unrolled) [10]10Mollie Hemingway, Clinton, Steele, Greenwald, Trump Jr., TrumpSteele Dossier, Journalism, Fake NewsFBI, MI6, GOP, Kremlin, Fusion GPS, DNC, Perkins Boie, Federalist606
False equivalenceJuly 28, 2018“(THREAD) Reporters' confusion over the difference between direct and circumstantial evidence has led to a dangerous false equivalence between Cohen's claim Trump knew of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting and Trump's denial. There's ample evidence Trump knew—read this thread to see it.” (unrolled) [52]52Trump, Cohen, Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Goldstone, Putin, Deripaska, Clinton, Papadopoulos, MuellerFavorite, Back Channels, Moscow, Trump Tower Moscow, Russia Sanctions, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, I Love It Meeting, Clinton kompromat, Journalism, Legal, Speech TimingI Love It ListI Love it Top PickKremlin607
CircumstantialJuly 27, 2018“NOTE: An op-ed I tweeted out earlier, in which a Root journalist offered the *opinion*—based on *circumstantial evidence*—that Russia changed votes (which view I called compelling for reasons both in and not in the article) has been temporarily taken down for updating.” (unrolled) [11]11Russia Cyberattack, Voting Hack, Legal, JournalismRoot608
Crime videoJuly 27, 2018“He knew they were listening—he was in the midst of negotiations with them. He expected that his words would be immediately heeded, based on those negotiations and the agreements they'd produced. And Russia *did* heed his words—in under 24 hours. This video is evidence of a crime.” [2]2TrumpEmails, Clinton kompromat, Russia sanctions, Legal609
Best Short Thread!July 27, 2018“Election Fraud Wire Fraud Bribery Bank Fraud Computer Crimes (Theft) Computer Crimes (Espionage) Extortion Identity Theft Obstruction Hindering Apprehension/Prosecution Witness Tampering Perjury Lying to Congress Making False Statements Conspiracy (Attempted) FARA Nonregistration” [2]2Trump, MuellerFavorite, LegalLegal ListLegal Top Pick610
Say it publiclyJuly 27, 2018“If you're a law enforcement officer, a criminal investigator, or an attorney who's ever worked in the criminal justice system and you're not saying publicly and privately that Trump is certain to be implicated in a criminal conspiracy you've lost any claim to be good at your job.” [5]5TrumpLegal611
Blocked numberJuly 27, 2018“Don went even farther than that under threat of a felony charge for lying: he said he didn't even know if his dad's calls come up on his phone as a blocked number. *That's* how convinced he was he would face no consequences for lying. Keep in mind he speaks to his dad regularly.” [2]2Trump Jr., Trump, RangappaI Love It MeetingHPSCI, GOP, SJC, CNN612
Evidence parsedJuly 26, 2018“This is a good thread—but I'll note the author of the article is at great pains to distinguish between direct and circumstantial evidence, whereas this thread uses the word "evidence" to mean "direct evidence." Circumstantial evidence looks different, and is assessed differently.” [5]5Caroline OrrVoting Hack, LegalKremlin613
Strategy falling apartJuly 26, 2018“This is the moment a criminal's defense strategy falls apart. The whole nation is seeing it happen live. I've been in the shoes of the defense lawyers here—and I feel nauseous watching something happen to someone else that's happened to me and every other criminal defense lawyer.” [2]2614
Prince notes?July 26, 2018“(THREAD) WOW—combined with Prince's House testimony, this July '17 article raises the possibility Prince sent Trump notes on Rohrabacher's April '16 sanctions meetings in Moscow just before Trump scheduled his Mayflower speech offering Putin a "good deal."” (unrolled) [22]22Trump, Prince, Rohrabacher, Putin, Kislyak, Paul Behrends, Vladimir Yakunin, Veselnitskaya, Kushner, Manafort, Sessions, DeVos, Burt, Papadopoulos, Trump Jr., Ryan, McCarthyKislyak contacts, Back Channels, Moscow, Russia sanctions, Mayflower Meeting, I Love It Meeting, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Clinton kompromat, Hacked emails, Kushner calls Kislyak, Prince Testimony Back Channels ListBack Channels Top pickDaily Beast, Kremlin, GOP, Reuters, HPSCI, Politico, Alfa Bank, Gazprom, Congress, DCLeaks, House615
Time warpJuly 26, 2018“Trump hired Page within days of Trump adviser Flynn meeting with Putin. Page says he was attracted to Trump's foreign policy agenda as laid out by Trump... four months later. So what *actually* drew him to the campaign? And what or who made Trump hire him?” [2]2Trump, Page, Putin, FlynnDinner with PutinGlobal Energy Capital LLC, Youtube616
Election Result ?sJuly 26, 2018“There is COMPELLING circumstantial evidence suggesting votes were changed by Russian hackers and Trump may not have been elected president. The type of evidence discussed here is the same type of probative evidence used in EVERY criminal case. A MUST-READ.” [4]4Trump, PutinTrump kompromat, Voting Hack, LegalRoot617
Tweeting evidenceJuly 26, 2018“When I think back to how roundly I was criticized for saying that Trump's Twitter feed contained evidence of criminal conduct, I have to calm myself. *Anyone* who's worked in the criminal justice system knows Trump was creating *serious* inculpatory evidence in the public sphere.” [3]3Mueller, Trump, Sessions, ComeyTweet timing, Pardon, LegalTwitter, NYT618
Which David?July 25, 2018“Careful with this article: Bump doctors the Cohen Tape transcript to make a point. Trump doesn't say "David gets hit by a truck" but "he," which leaves open the possibility he/Cohen were threading together references to Pecker, "Dennison," and Weisselberg.” [3]3Bump, Cohen, David Pecker, David Dennison, Trump, Allen WeisselbergTrump kompromat, Stormy Liaison, Hush Money, Tapes, JournalismWaPo, AMI619
David dilemmaJuly 25, 2018“It still makes *no* sense for Cohen to be speaking of the head of AMI (David) rather than Trump's alias (David) when he says he needs a shell corp for the "transfer of all of that info regarding our friend, David." What info "regarding" the AMI head would Cohen be nervous about?” [4]4Cohen, Pecker, Dennison, TrumpTrump kompromat, Stormy Liaison, Hush Money, Tapes, JournalismAMI620
Ten (+) reasonsJuly 24, 2018“(THREAD) TEN REASONS THE FIRST COHEN TAPE IS MUCH WORSE THAN ANYONE YET REALIZES. Early coverage of this bombshell exclusive on CNN has missed almost the entirety of this story, which could shape Trump's presidency. Read on for more. And I hope you'll share this with others, too.” (unrolled) [25]25Trump, Cohen, Giuliani, McDougal, Graff, Pecker, Dennison, Ivana Trump, Bannon, Mueller, Mark Burns, Allen Weiselberg, Lanny Davis, Avenetti, Melania Trump, CuomoTrump kompromat, Stormy Liaison, Hush Money, Tapes, LegalTapes ListTapes Top PickCNN, AMI, Trump Org, FEC, WSJ621
Election crimeJuly 24, 2018“BREAKING (AUDIO): The full audio of the "First Cohen Tape" clearly establishes Trump was talking about keeping information about past relationships from voters when he told Cohen to pay off a Playboy model with cash. This appears, then, to be *hard evidence* of an election crime.” [3]3Cuomo, Cohen, Trump, McDougalTrump kompromat, Stormy Liaison, Hush Money, Tapes, LegalCNN, Playboy, NYT622
First tape releasedJuly 24, 2018“BREAKING: First Cohen Tape Released, Confirms Trump Told Cohen to Pay His Ex-Girlfriend Off Using Cash and Then Had Giuliani Lie to America About It” [2]2Cohen, Giuliani, McDougal, TrumpTrump kompromat, Stormy Liaison, Hush Money, TapesFEC623
Who ya gonna call?July 24, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: Trump Can Now Have Private Phone Calls With Vladimir Putin Daily, Both in the Oval Office and on His Cell Phone, and You Will Never Find Out About It” [2]2Trump, PutinBack Channels, MoscowCNN, WH624
Butina's ? answeredJuly 24, 2018“When Putin said he supported Trump's candidacy "because he talked about bringing the US-Russia relationship back to normal," we all get he was speaking of Trump's plan to unilaterally end sanctions, right? The plan Trump first announced in answering a question from Maria Butina?” [3]3Putin, Trump, ButinaHelsinki Summit, Russia sanctionsKremlin625
Creepy psy-opsJuly 24, 2018“It begins. Trump was told—by Putin—that Russia wants him in power. Trump was told—by Coats—that we're in a hot cyberwar whose goal on Putin's end is election interference. The polls look bad for the GOP. Trump requires Kremlin assistance. So a disinformation campaign begins.” [3]3Trump, Putin, CoatsRussia cyberattack, Fake News, Election System Defense, TreasonGOP, Kremlin, Dems626
Question McCarthy?July 23, 2018“Given that Rep. Kevin McCarthy said on tape he thought Putin was paying Dana Rohrabacher, and now Rohrabacher appears to be an unnamed party in the Butina indictment, why isn't McCarthy being dragged in front of Mueller's investigators for questioning? That oversight I don't get.” [2]2McCarthy, Putn, Rohrabacher, Mueller, ButinaButina IndictmentGOP, House627
Presidential hingeJuly 23, 2018“This isn't how any of this works, but if I were Mueller I'd be sorely tempted to accept this offer, as questions on Russia are actually a far bigger Perjury trap for Trump then anything else—and it's these questions on which the future of Trump's presidency will ultimately hinge.” [8]8Trump, Mueller, Flynn, Papadopoulos, GatesLegal, SC Investigation, Trump-Mueller Interview NegotiationsAxios628
Jim's a lying tweeterJuly 23, 2018“1. Nope 2. Nope 3. Nope” [1]1Jim Jordan, ClintonFISA, Steele DossierFBI, FISC629
No "truth setting"July 23, 2018“On second thought, maybe a Twitter break is a good idea for Maggie—or perhaps a beat on which she better understands her subject. If you can't understand that Trump offers only *different levels and varieties of deceit*—there *is* no "truth setting"—you shouldn't be covering him.” [4]4Trump, HabbermanJournalism, Helsinki SummitNYT, Hill, Twitter630
A shout in the darkJuly 22, 2018“Why do I feel like he was shouting this in the darkness of his bedroom to himself, and then down the hall three doors his designated Twitter-slave was like, "Is he talking to me? Do I tweet this? OK, Bradley, think! Think! Are doing this? We're doing this! Here we go—tweet away!"” [3]3Trump, Bradley Childress III, HildyTwitter631
A bridge too farJuly 22, 2018“(THREAD) While I remain uninterested in the Trump/Nunes assault on law enforcement—and don't want to give it any more air-time—Sen. Graham calling the FISA warrant for Page "a bunch of garbage" is a bridge too far. Here's an explanation of how he and the GOP are lying to America.” (unrolled) [37]37Trump, Nunes, Graham, Page, Abramson, ArvizuFISA, LegalGOP, FISC, Kremlin, FBI, Boston Review, Twitter, SCOTUS632
Gov-wide cover-upJuly 22, 2018“In the past day we've learned that Trump allies on House Intel, Trump allies on Senate Judiciary, and Trump allies at the Treasury Department BLOCKED any attempts to investigate Butina and Torshin last year—a government-wide effort to hide GOP-Russia ties.” [4]4Trump, Butina, Torshin, Ryan, NixonNRAHPSCI, Treasury, GOP, SJC, Buzzfeed, SSCI, FBI, DOJ, Kremlin, NRA633
Covering a crisisJuly 22, 2018“I hate Twitter and agree with much of what Maggie says about it. I envy anyone the luxury of dialing back on their Twitter use. I can't yet, as I'm a digital journalist covering a crisis and key MSM journalists like Maggie routinely get leads/ideas off Twitter—whatever they say.” [5]5Haberman, AbramsonJournalismNYT, Twitter, Politico634
Con man's gonna conJuly 22, 2018“*FACTS* 1. Trump is a con man. 2. Trump has been a con man all his life. 3. His stooges are crappier versions of the crappy con man he is. 4. Whenever you let a con man decide what you're going to focus on, you're being conned. 5. Every Trump defense in the Russia case is a con.” [1]1Trump635
Key termsJuly 22, 2018“Key terms in the Trump-Russia quid pro quo: * sanctions relief * Russian oil/LNG * kompromat * Trump Tower Moscow * "collusion in plain sight" * secret backchannels * Russian active measures * aiding/abetting * the "Mayflower Speech" * Trump's bizarre "NatSec advisory committee"” [2]2TrumpRussia sanctions, Trump kompromat, Clinton kompromat, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Back Channels, Mayflower MeetingNatSec636
Can't be indicted?July 21, 2018“Or he knows he can't be indicted in office; sees he only needs Putin to rig the midterms for him to make it to 2020; believes he'll be reelected (with Russia's help); and knows a prosecution beginning in 2025 or 2026 would take years and he would pass of old age before a verdict.” [2]2Ted Lieu, Trump, PutinHelsinki Summit, Tapes637
One of worst humansJuly 21, 2018“Jeanine Pirro is one of the worst humans in the United States and I can't see why anyone would give her a microphone. A former prosecutor, one of the chapters in her sick little memoir was called simply, "Cage the Bastards." She was caught driving 119 in a 65-mph zone last year.” [2]2Hill, FNC, SCOTUS638
Desperate gambitJuly 21, 2018“Yesterday I said Team Trump might have allowed this tape (or a summary of it) into the public sphere because it *knew* the tape would get out eventually and wanted to start spinning now. It appears I was right. This is a desperate gambit you only use when there's no other option.” [5]5Cohen, Trump, Giuliani, KavanaughTapes, FBI Raid, SCOTUSFBI, WH639
Skewed credentialsJuly 20, 2018“And my college of UNH doesn't *have* an English program, @ JesseSingal, as you know from reading my bio—the second link when you Google my name—which also explains why. Surely you didn't write an article about me for @ BostonGlobe without ever looking me up?” [4]4Seth Abramson, Jesse SingalJournalismBoston Globe (BG)640
Agent of ChaosJuly 20, 2018“I think some are too quick to use the word "asset" non-rhetorically. Trump is compromised; that's clear. Also clear is that he doesn't have the psychological make-up to be an asset—agent—in the conventional sense. He's an agent of chaos due to being compromised—that's different.” [2]2Trump, PutinTreason, Trump kompromatWaPo, GOP641
Demands correctionJuly 20, 2018“I've demanded an immediate correction from @ BostonGlobe and @ jessesingal for this deliberate lie Singal told about me in the Globe. The very thread he's referring to cites the BBC and the CIA for the fact of the video's existence and he knows it. I tweet that link *all the time*.” [9]9Jesse Singal, Seth Abramson, Trump, Arnold, Wood, CohenJournalism, Seth Abramson, Trump kompromat, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump Tower MoscowBoston Globe (BG), BBC, CIA, UNH, Google642
Fast and furiousJuly 20, 2018“Hmm. "Both tweeted about their Friday get-together but left the subject of it a cliffhanger: 'I bet you’re wondering what we could be talking about! Stay tuned,' Sharpton wrote." Cohen's "messages" to Trump are coming fast and furious now—and, increasingly, they're unambiguous.” [2]2Trump, Al Sharpton, CohenNY Corruption InvestigationAP, National Review (NR)643
Bolton offers SummitJuly 20, 2018“CNN: NSA John Bolton, just two days after it was disclosed he appeared in a Russian spy's video, has been revealed as the Trump official who extended the "second summit" offer to Putin—while somehow failing to notify (despite being the NSA) the DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE.” [4]4Bolton, Trump, Coats, Pompeo, Wray, Flynn, Cohen, Pence, McFarland, Prince, ButinaSecond SummitCNN, GOP644
Recorded evidenceJuly 20, 2018“What I'm saying is this new recording may well be evidence of Trump committing a crime. In the final stretch of a presidential campaign, he explicitly authorized what was almost certainly a payoff by check via a shell corporation that would constitute a violation of election law.” (unrolled) [21]21Trump, Cohen, Giuliani, Haberman, Daniels, Avanetti, Hicks, McDougal, Bill Clinton, Paul Callan, Bash, Borger, Sciutto, Linzer, ArtemenkoTrump kompromat, Hush money, Stormy Liaisons, Trump Tower Deals, Back Channel, Italy, Prague, Journalism, Impeachment, Peace Deal, FBI Raid, NY Corruption Investigation, TapesTapes ListTapes Top PickEC, LLC, NYT, AMI, CNN, FEC, FBI645
Secretly record clientJuly 20, 2018“Speaking as a former criminal defense attorney, if you're the sort of criminal defense attorney who'd secretly record a client discussing a blackmail payment, you recorded the client many more times than just once and on many more topics than just the one. More shoes *will* drop.” [2]2Cohen, Trump, HabermanTrump kompromat, Hush money, Journalism, TapesTwitter646
Lordy!July 20, 2018“MAJOR BREAKING NEWS:” [3]3Trump, Cohen, Giuliani, McDougalTrump kompromat, Hush money, TapesNYT, Playboy647
Exclusively Fox NewsJuly 19, 2018“Tonight my wife made a great point: all political polls of Republicans' opinions on Trump need to have a breakout for those Republicans who *exclusively* watch Fox News—as they're being lied to (admittedly with their consent) daily. We need to know what *other* Republicans think.” [2]2TrumpHelsinki SummitFNC, GOP648
Butina's BudJuly 19, 2018“(THREAD) Bud McFarlane (left)—an Iran-Contra criminal also investigated in '09 for his secret communications with another U.S. foe, Sudan—will become a player in the Russia investigation due to the arrest of Maria Butina. Read this thread to learn why. I hope you'll pass this on.” (unrolled) [28]28McFarlane, Butina, Erickson, McFarland, Flynn, Trump, Putin, Reagan, Barrack, Manafort, Lewandowski, Kushner, Sessions, Mueller, KislyakKislyak contacts, Back Channels, Mideast Nuclear Deal, Russia Sanctions, Mayflower Meeting, Rosneft Deal, Kushner calls Kislyak, McFarland Testimony, Butina IndictmentMayflower ListMayflower Top PickGOP, Kremlin, CNI, TNI, Politico Europe, NPC, Rosneft, WH649
Why secret meetingsJuly 19, 2018“Here's a question: why do all Trump's Russia meetings—but *no other meetings*—have to be private? Mayflower Hotel: PRIVATE Oval Office: PRIVATE G20: PRIVATE Helsinki: PRIVATE I'd argue that under normal circumstances this fact *alone* would arose suspicion of untoward conduct.” (unrolled) [13]13Trump, Lavrov, Kislyak, Putin, McCain, Pence, MuellerKislyak contacts, Back Channels, Russia Sanctions, Mayflower Meeting, G20 Meeting, Helsinki Summit, Oval Office Meeting, Impeachment, Tax Returns, TreasonTreason ListTreason Top PickCongress, GOP650
NY waiting on DC?July 19, 2018“This article says "New York was waiting on Washington"—false. Several pro-Trump NYC agents went to Joe diGenova, The Daily Caller, Giuliani and others during the period The Intercept says they were "waiting." McCabe-Comey emails confirm these leaks helped drive Comey's decisions.” [5]5Trump, Clinton, diGenova, Giuliani, McCabe, Comey, WeinerTrue Pundit Hoax, EmailsIntercept, FBI, Daily Caller, Congress, GOP, NYFO, Campaign651
Meet cuteJuly 19, 2018“In 2002, Trump rigged a pageant to benefit Putin's mistress. In 2006, Ivanka sat in Putin's chair. In 2013, Trump says he met Putin in Moscow. In 2015, Trump negotiated a tower deal with Putin's people. In 2017, the men spoke for hours. It's a LIE to say THIS was their meet cute.” [4]4Trump, Putin, IvankaHelsinki Summit, Trump Tower Moscow, Miss Universe 2002, Miss Universe Moscow 2013652
Aiding and AbettingJuly 18, 2018“Understand that if Trump had no intel suggesting Russia is committing crimes against us, in theory he could offer unilateral benefits in negotiations. If he knows they're attacking us, any such gift could be Aiding and Abetting. Understand *now* why Trump rejects the DNI's intel?” [6]6Trump, Putin, CoatsHelsinki Summit, Russia sanctions, LegalDNI, Kremlin, DOJ, DOD653
Already cooperatingJuly 18, 2018“I think that ship already sailed. One would imagine the feds got Butina via Erickson—given that Erickson became a person of interest for Mueller in 2017 due to his emails to Dearborn and Butina was just arrested. My educated guess is that Erickson is already cooperating.” [2]2Mariotta, Butin, Erickson, Mueller, DearbornButina Indictment654
Seychelles SummitJuly 18, 2018“(1 of 2) So it was 10 Russians in the Seychelles, not the 1 Erik Prince claimed when he committed multiple felonies by repeatedly lying to Congress. And every nation involved in the Trump-Russia conspiracy (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, U.S. [Trump campaign], and Russia) were there.” [2]2Prince, TrumpBack Channels, Seychelles, Seychelles Summit, Prince Testimony, Steele DossierCongress, Campaign655
Ru accessed CA dataJuly 17, 2018“So Trump's data company, Cambridge Analytica, at best unethically and at worst illegally took Facebook user data for a microtargeting operation, then willfully or negligently let the Russians access the info—which was then weaponized. Do I have that right?” [3]3Trump, Trump Jr., Aaron Nevins, Erickson, Papadopoulos, Page, ManafortCA PsyOps, Social Media Attack, Fake News, Russia Cyberattack, I Love It MeetingCA, FB, CNN, GOP, Congress656
Question interpreterJuly 17, 2018“Reasonable! Here's why: 1. Trump didn't say beforehand he intended any negotiations with Putin—and didn't provide an agenda for the meeting, and has a history of lying—so we must know if he made any clandestine agreements. 2. Trump breached protocol by not having others there.” [1]1Trump, Putin, Jeanne ShaheenHelsinki Summit, Testimony, Back ChannelsSenate, SFRC, HuffPo657
Scribbled editsJuly 17, 2018“Can someone tell me what the words are beneath the red arrow?” [2]2Helsinki Summit658
U.S. Person 1July 17, 2018“The whispers I'm hearing are that GOP political operative Paul Erickson is "U.S. Person 1," and this timeline seems to bolster that view. We don't know for sure yet, though.” [2]2Paul Erickson, Trump, Torshin, Butina, Trump Jr., Dearborn, Rick Clay, KushnerBack channels, NRA, Butina Indictment659
Butina IndictmentJuly 17, 2018“UPDATE: Here is the text of the Butina indictment (what we had yesterday was an affidavit in support of the charges from an FBI agent):” [2]2ButinaBack channels, NRA, Butina IndictmentFBI660
Trump editsJuly 17, 2018“BREAKING: Trump CROSSED OUT the phrase "anyone involved in that meddling to justice" before giving his prepared remarks—suggesting he didn't want to acknowledge the chance American conspirators will be prosecuted. (Others should check the language, but I believe I have it right).” [2]2Trump, Tom Brenner, PutinTrump-Putin Meeting661
Put a pin in it!July 17, 2018“We on the left should be putting a pin in all the comments from Republicans saying that—though we are *still in the middle of a federal investigation* investigating these questions—it is "clear" there was no Trump-Russia collusion or effect on the vote from Russian interference.” [2]2Trump, RyanRussia Cyberattack, Social Media AttackGOP662
Manafort musingsJuly 16, 2018“BREAKING NEWS (this evening): Manafort May Be About to Flip, Legal Experts Say” [3]3Manafort, Trump, ButinaManafort Indictment, Butina IndictmentLaw and Crime, NBC663
Charges unpackedJuly 16, 2018“(THREAD) This thread unpacks the language and implications of the charges just brought against Russian national Marina Butina—Conspiracy to Commit An Offense Against the United States and Acting As An Agent of a Foreign Government Without Notification. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [67]67Butina, Mueller, Trump, Trump Jr., Putin, Torshin, Kushner, Kislyak, Vladimir Pozner, Obama, Cruz, Corn, Isikoff, Mifsud, PapadopoulosFavorite, Butina Indictment, Back Channels, Kislyak contacts, Italy, NRA, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, National Prayer Breakfast, Russia sanctions, Back Door Meeting, Russia Cyberattack, Trump kompromat, NRA meeting, FreedomFest 2015Butina Indictment ListButina Indictment Top PickWaPo, Congress, Kremlin, GOP, NRA, DOJ, WH, FBI, KGB, GRU, TNI, NatSec664
Staggering treacheryJuly 16, 2018“The number of things wrong in *just this clip* is staggering. *Just this clip* contains *multiple* instances of treachery so great we haven't seen their like in our lifetimes. Trump *equalized* DNI Coats and Putin, and *then opted for Putin*.” [3]3Trump, Putin, CoatsHelsinki SummitYoutube, DNI665
Nothing wonkyJuly 16, 2018I admit it, friends—today {checks notes} *is* the perfect day to attack people who attack the president for defending the Russian strongman who attacked America. Eric has his priorities straight. There is *nothing* wonky about how this man deals with a national—global—emergency.” [3]3Eric Snider, Seth Abramson, Trump, WH666
Treason v. treasonJuly 16, 2018“Hi Gregg, as attorneys like me know—so I'm not at all sure why *you* don't—statute names are *capitalized*. So "treason" is a moral offense, whereas "Treason" is a criminal one. Did Brennan say "Treason"? Nah—he didn't. Just checked. Why don't you re-read your Black's, counselor.” [2]2Gregg Jarrett, BrennanLegalWaPo667
Trump outed himselfJuly 16, 2018“(THREAD) Some people are clearly still confused about what happened today. Trump didn't "as good as" out himself as a Russian agent—he *literally* did, and his statement about DNI Coats literally proves it. I explain why in this short thread. I hope you'll read it and pass it on.” (unrolled) [17]17Coats, Trump, Putin, Kislyak, Lavrov, Brennan, Mueller, ButinaHelsinki Summit, Oval Office Meeting, Kislyak Contacts, Back Channels, Impeachment, FreedomFest 2015, Trump kompromat, Favorite, G20 SummitGOP, FBI, DNI668
TNI mentionJuly 16, 2018“Mueller didn't mention The National Interest by mistake. Butina wrote an article for TNI; TNI is known to be pro-Putin (I tweeted an article from POLITICO Europe about this in mid-2017); and TNI hosted Trump's Mayflower VIP event—with Russia's ambassador. These events are linked.” [2]2Mueller, Butina, Trump, PutinButina Indictment, Back Channels, Kislyak contacts, Mayflower Meeting, Russia sanctionsTNI, Politico Europe669
NRA scrutinizedJuly 16, 2018“Trump meeting Torshin at a 2014 or 2015 NRA event will now be scrutinized, as will Trump Jr. dining with Butina's boss, as will the NRA brass's trip to Moscow during the presidential campaign, as will *so* much else—things are getting *very* close to Trump and *very fast* indeed.” [2]2Torshin, Trump Jr., Butina, TrumpBack Channels, NRANRA670
Focal point: ButinaJuly 16, 2018“Here's my tweet from two months ago saying "Maria Butina [is] about to become a major focal point" of Mueller's investigation. As I noted, the charge against her and any upcoming charges against Torshin will—like much else (e.g. Friday's DCLeaks revelations)—burn Trump Jr. first.” [3]3Butina, Mueller, Torshin, Trump Jr., Clarke, StoneBack Channels, NRA, Butina Indictment, Trump Jr. Testimony, Hacking IndictmentNRA, DCLeaks, Congress671
Butina's sanctions ?July 16, 2018“(MUST-SEE VIDEO) The Russian national who asked this question of Trump about sanctions, Maria Butina, was just charged with a major crime. There's *every possibility* that Trump knew this woman when he called on her—as her boss says he's a friend of Trump.” [4]4Trump, Butina, Putin, MuellerFreedomFest 2015, Back Channels, Butina IndictmentYoutube, Freedom Fest, Kremlin672
Why not let argueJuly 16, 2018“I agree with Renato. There are legal arguments against this being allowed in terms of various executive privileges, but why not let Trump's administration argue that no one in law enforcement has a right to hear what Trump—*sans advisers* (hurting his legal argument)—told Putin?” [2]2Renato Mariotta, Trump, Putin, MuellerHelsinki Summit, Legal673
What's going on?July 16, 2018“A sad feature of the response to Trump's treachery today has been seeing those who called qualified legal, military, law enforcement and national security professionals "crazy" for sounding the alarm on Trump and Russia *long ago* rubbing their eyes and saying, "What's going on?"” [5]5Scott Tobias, Trump, Malcom Nance, Laurence Tribe, Walter Shaub, Seth AbramsonHelsinki Summit674
Anti-US propagandaJuly 16, 2018“Today Trump gave Putin ten years' worth of anti-American propaganda, attacked America on foreign soil, threw US intelligence services under the bus, let Putin lie repeatedly without correction, and refused to criticize America's chief foe—all after a secretive 130-minute meeting.” [3]3Trump, Putin, BrennanHelsinki Summit, Trump kompromatCIA, GOP675
Impeach, derelictionJuly 16, 2018“Yesterday, in an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") thread here on the feed, I was asked if Trump could be impeached for violating—repeatedly—the charge of his office (as encoded in an Oath) to protect and defend America and its laws from all enemies foreign and domestic. The answer is YES.” [3]3TrumpImpeachment676
Not crafty, arrogantJuly 16, 2018“Putin's lies aren't crafty; they're sociopathologically arrogant. Putin says he didn't know Trump was in Moscow in 2013; Trump says he spoke to Putin while he was there, and we know Putin sent Trump a gift for his visit *and* chose a replacement official (Kozhin) for the pageant.” [2]2Putin, Trump, Kozhin, Peskov Helsinki Summit, Miss Universe Moscow 2013677
AMA July 2018July 15, 2018“(THREAD) In this AMA thread, I'll try to answer as many of your questions as I can, whether Trump-/Russia-related or not. Just reply to this tweet to ask a question, and click on the tweet to view my responses. I hope you'll share this tweet with any others who may be interested.” [4]4TrumpImpeachment678
TraitorousJuly 15, 2018“Is there any word for blaming your countrymen for an attack on them by hostile foreign soldiers besides "traitorous"? I don't see how we call Donald Trump anything but a traitor to the United States now. This is a line in the sand every American needs to be on the right side of.” [7]7Trump, PutinHacking Indictment, Russia Cyberattack, Hacked email, Clinton kompromatGOP, Congress, DOJ, DNI, EU679
Public collusionJuly 14, 2018“My meticulously detailed legal theory of "public collusion" or "collusion in plain sight," first laid out in this feed in mid-2017, is now featured on MSNBC and advocated for by a former federal prosecutor. People are coming around to the truth, everyone.” [4]4John Flannery, Melber, Mueller, Papadopoulos, TrumpBack Channels, Mayflower Meeting, RNC platform change, Russia sanctionsMSNBC, Youtube, NatSec, Kremlin, GOP, WikiLeaks680
VaporJuly 14, 2018“Even as the GOP betrays America, media is letting us down too. I teach journalism—and couldn't for the life of me tell you the reliable, coherent news content about the Mueller probe in this Washington Post article. It's vapor—you can't grasp and hold it.” (unrolled) [15]15Mueller, Trump, Clinton, KislyakBack Channels, Kislyak contacts, Russia sanctions, Mayflower Meeting, Clinton kompromat, SC Investigation, Hacked emails, Journalism, Russia Request Speech,GOP, WaPo, NatSec, Kremlin, CNN, MSNBC681
YELLING WTF, GOP?!July 14, 2018“The DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE says America IS LITERALLY UNDER ATTACK (that's a quote: "is literally under attack")—which phrase, I note, is in THE PRESENT TENSE—and as the head of the GOP meets with THE ATTACKER his GOP peers are on TV yelling about FBI sexts for 21 HOURS” [3]3Coats, GodStrzok Testimony, Helsinki Summit, Russia CyberattackFBI, GOP, DNI682
WHO CARESJuly 14, 2018“WHO CARES RUSSIA IS ATTACKING US” [2]2Jim Jordon, Ohr, SteeleSteele DossierFBI, Fusion GPS683
Race race raceJuly 14, 2018“(ABSOLUTELY INSANE) Guccifer contact Aaron Nevins tried to shut down black neighborhoods in Florida ON ELECTION DAY for a ROAD RACE that would have kept hundreds or thousands from voting. "I'm not coordinating with Roger Stone," he said... out of nowhere.” [8]8Aaron Nevins, Stone, Ellyn Bogonoff, Trump, MuellerHacking Indictment, SC InvestigationSun-Sentinel, GOP, Guccifer 2.0, Congress684
Link worth million$July 14, 2018“(THREAD) Per Vanity Fair, Stone received a link to millions of dollars' worth of stolen Clinton data from Guccifer (data he knew was stolen and which Guccifer directed him to because Stone had engaged him on the subject of stolen data). Did he send the *link* to Trump's campaign?” (unrolled)[36]36Stone, Clinton, Trump, Nunberg, Lewandowski, Flynn, Manafort, Bannon, Nevins, Page, Goldstone, Cohen, Artemenko, Putin, Trump Jr., Matt Gaetz, ComeyHacked email, Russia Cyberattack, Guccifer communication, Hacking Indictment, Clinton kompromatVF, Guccifer 2.0, GOP, Trump Campaign, Sun-Sentinel, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Politico, DCLeaks, Congress, Hill685
Summit agendaJuly 14, 2018“As Trump has offered NO agenda for his backroom meeting with Putin and NO information about what he aims to achieve, we should ASSUME he'll discuss the same thing with Putin on Monday he wanted to discuss with him in 2013 and 2015: the Trump Organization and Trump Tower Moscow.” [2]2Trump, PutinTrump Tower Moscow, Helsinki SummitTrump Org686
Cipher chip off the …July 13, 2018“The answer to the big question everyone's asking tonight ("Why didn't the White House have an appropriate response to today's indictments?") is simple: no bloc of GOP pols or voters is demanding Trump act appropriately, so politically he has no need to. (Morally, he's a cipher.)” [4]4TrumpHacking IndictmentWH, GOP687
Journos endorsedJuly 13, 2018“I want to add, having just mentioned @ JeffreyToobin, that my first source for Russia information is always @ NatashaBertrand. I read scores of media sources on Russia and Trump, some of them domestic and some international, but none is more consistently illuminating than Natasha.” [2]2Jeffrey Toobin, Natasha Bertrand, Paul WoodJournalismBBC688
Nothing of value?July 13, 2018“Roger Stone told CNN he got nothing of value via Guccifer but a 2017 Vanity Fair article disagrees. Guccifer directed Stone to millions of dollars' worth of stolen Clinton campaign data Guccifer conspired (with a FL GOP consultant) to publish. Stone knew that material was stolen.” [2]2Stone, Guccifer 2.0, Clinton, TrumpHacking Indictment, Russia Cyberattack, Hacked email, Clinton kompromatCNN, VF, Guccifer, GOP689
Criminally stupidJuly 13, 2018“This is criminally stupid journalism. *Everyone knows* Putin won't extradite these GRU intel officers and that Trump won't even ask him to do so, so there's *no reason* for Mueller to spend his time on this indictment going forward. Of *course* that's the reason he handed it off.” [2]2Putin, Trump, Mueller, Stone, Cohen, Kushner, Manafort, Trump Jr.SC Investigation, Hacking IndictmentPolitico, GRU, OSC690
?s for Stone's attnJuly 13, 2018“Anyone have a question they want me to pass on to Roger Stone's attorney? Talking to him now.” [2]2Seth Abramson, Stone, MuellerLegal691
Knew it was stolenJuly 13, 2018“(IMPORTANT) 14 months ago, we learned top Trump adviser Roger Stone got stolen Clinton campaign data worth millions of dollars from Guccifer 2.0 (via a Florida Republican consultant) and, it seems, knew the information was stolen property when he got it.” [2]2Stone, Clinton, Guccifer 2.0Russia Cyberattack, Hacked Emails, Clinton kompromatGuccifer 2.0, GOP, VF692
Impeach who?July 13, 2018“BREAKING: Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, a Trump Agent Now Accused By Eight Ohio State Wrestlers of Covering Up Sexual Abuse at One of the Nation's Largest Universities, Plans to File to Impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein As Early As Monday” (unrolled) [11]11Jim Jordon, Rosenstein, Trump, Strzok, Putin, Cohen, Manafort, Stone, NunbergSC Investigation, Impeachment, Strzok testimonyGOP, OSU, DOJ, House, FBI693
Document actsJuly 13, 2018“American patriots—of any party—need not respond to GOP lies and distortions (e.g., the GOP's claim something "clearly" didn't happen when it's under federal investigation) but should merely document what everyone is saying so we can see later on how everyone acted at this moment.” [3]3Hacking IndictmentRNC, GOP694
DCLeaks launch dateJuly 13, 2018“(IMPORTANT) Trump and his allies have been saying for a year that the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting didn't matter because "nothing came of it." That's now proven false: Russia said it would give Trump Jr. Clinton "dirt" on June 9—and it launched "DCLeaks" for *that day* to do so.” [7]7Trump, Clinton, Trump Jr., Emin Agalarov, Goldstone, StrzokRussia Sanctions, I Love It Meeting, Russia Cyberattack, Clinton kompromat, Hacked emails, Trump Jr. Testimony, Strzok TestimonyI Love It ListDCLeaks, FBI, Kremlin, Congress, GOP695
Indictment live readJune 13, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING NEWS: This thread is a *live reading* of the new Mueller indictments against 12 Russians connected to Russian intelligence (the GRU) for hacking into the DNC, DCCC, and Clinton campaign. I hope you'll follow along and share with any others who may be interested.” (unrolled) [52]52Clinton, Steele, Trump, Stone, Trump Jr., Putin, Rosenstein, Mueller, Manafort, Page, Papadopoulos, Mifsud, Kislyak, Strzok, Lewandowski, Veselnitskaya, Assange, BurtFavorite, Hacking Indictment, Kislyak contacts, Back Channels, Steele Dossier, Italy, Russia Sanctions, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, MayflRower Meeting, I Love It Meeting, Russia Cyberattack, Clinton kompromat, SC Investigation, Hacked Email, WikiLeaks, Strzok Testimony, Helsinki SummitHacking Indictment ListHacking Indictment FavoriteGRU, DNC, DCCC, Clinton Campaign, Dems, DCLeaks, Guccifer 2.0, WikiLeaks, Organization 1, WH, DOJ, Kremlin, Trump Campaign, Congress 696
Indictment: Ru GovJuly 13, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: New Mueller Indictments Will Name Russian Government Officials Who Coordinated Russian Hacking, Officials Are Connected to Russian Intelligence Services” [5]5Clinton, MuellerHacking Indictment, Hacked Emails, Clinton kompromat, Russia CyberattackKremlin, GRU, DNC, DCCC, Clinton Campaign, DCLeaks, Guccifer 2.0, WikiLeaks697
Oops, live streamJuly 13, 2018“BREAKING: Indictments will be of Russian hackers, media discussing it on DOJ live stream” [3]3Mueller, Trump, PutinDOJ, NBC698
Compelling witnessJuly 12, 2018“I concur, and I've cross-examined many law enforcement officers in felony cases” [2]2Ken Delanian, StrzokLegal, Strzok TestimonyNBC699
Incisive questioning?July 12, 2018“I really clutched my pearls when Bob Goodlatte's incisive questioning of Strzok forced the revelation that investigators sometimes have *disdain* for the criminals they're investigating This GOP theater is only convincing to people who know *nothing* about criminal investigation” [2]2Strzok, GoodlatteStrzok TestimonyGOP700
Laptop in jailJuly 11, 2018“I have NO IDEA why Manafort is allowed to have a laptop and cell in jail. I've never heard of this in any of the jurisdictions I've worked in (DC, federal; Massachusetts, state; and New Hampshire, state). Of *course* Manafort's feeling no pressure to flip—he's living like a king.” [4]4Manafort, TrumpLegal701
Pretextual?July 11, 2018“Trump's opposition to the German-Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline is incongruous with his usual support for all Putin does—so it's unnerving me. Does the fact he waited until all permitting was complete to object mean NS2 will be used as a pretext for some action damaging to NATO?” [2]2Trump, PutinNord Stream 2 (NS2), NATO702
MystifiedJuly 11, 2018“I'm *mystified* by the bad readings/analogies here. Ben repeatedly notes Kavanaugh favors a totally different Special Counsel system than what we have, then assures us the two are close enough. POLITICO has it right: in 1998 Kavanaugh said only Congress can investigate the POTUS.” [3]3Benjamin Wittes, Kavanaugh, TrumpSCOTUS, SC InvestigationLawfare, OSC, Politico, Congress703
SCOTUS pactJuly 10, 2018“(THREAD) THE TRUMP-KENNEDY PACT. No one is telling the full story of the Trump-Kennedy pact yet, so I'm going to do so now. You can't understand why Kavanaugh's nomination must be defeated until you understand the dirty deal that got us where we are. I hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [43]43Trump, Justice Kennedy, Kavanaugh, Justin Kennedy, Barrett, Grant, Newsom, Wyrick, McGahn, McConnell, ethledge, Hardiman, Nixon, FordSCOTUS, SCOTUS Pact, SC Investigation, ImpeachmentSCOTUS Pact ListSCOTUS Pact Top PickSCOTUS, Federalist Society (FS), Politico, Deutsche Bank (DB), CNN, BI, NYT, WH, NBC, FNC, GOP, Senate, Minnesota Law Review (MLR), Axios, SJC, Dems704
Concerning lieJuly 10, 2018“What concerns me is Kavanaugh repeated a falsehood the White House apparently wrote for him in his first remarks as a nominee—part of a cover-up of a collusive Trump-Kennedy pact. Trump took him from Kennedy's secret list because of his MLR piece. Aren't we right to be concerned?” [4]4Kavanaugh, Trump, Justice Kennedy, Mueller, RangappaSCOTUS, Trump-Kennedy SCOTUS pact, SC InvestigationWaPo, WH, MLR, Congress705
OVERSTATEDJuly 10, 2018“As predicted, Collins' desire to protect a woman's right to choose was OVERSTATED. Her moderation has ALWAYS been overstated. She and Murkowski have voted to confirm EVERY ONE of Trump's judicial nominees. When will Dems wake up? There are NO moderate Republicans in Washington.” [4]4Collins, Murkowski, Kavanaugh, Trump, McConnellSCOTUSPolitico, GOP, Dems, Federalist Society706
Close to admissionJune 10, 2018“BREAKING: This is as close to an admission as this White House *ever* gets. CNN: Did anyone inside the White House or connected to the White House speak to Kennedy about Kavanaugh, dating back months? SHAH: I'm not going to read out private conversations.” [5]5John Berman, Raj Shah, Justice Kennedy, Kavanaugh, PutinSCOTUS, Trump-Kennedy SCOTUS pact, SC InvestigationCNN, WH, SCOTUS707
Across branchesJuly 10, 2018“So while sitting on cases involving the Trump administration—including the Muslim ban—Kennedy secretly gave Trump a list of five names that would get him to retire, which negotiations Trump then hid beneath the deceitful charade that he was considering Barrett and others. WHAT?” [2]2Trump, Justice Kennedy, Barrett, Kavanaugh, Leigh Ann CaldwellSCOTUS, Trump-Kennedy SCOTUS pactNBC, Federalist Society708
Secret promiseJuly 10, 2018“BREAKING: Looks like my hunch was right. The fix *was* in, as NBC now confirms. This was a backroom deal that Trump deliberately hid from the American people by pretending he was vetting candidates. He *wasn't* vetting candidates; he *got* this vacancy by making a secret promise.” (unrolled) [11]11Trump, Justice Kennedy, Kavanaugh, Justin KennedySCOTUS, Trump-Kennedy SCOTUS pact, SC InvestigationNBC, Axios, SCOTUS, Deutsche Bank709
No reason to thinkJune 10, 2018“(1 of 2) There's *no* reason to think Trump began negotiating the "Grand [Trump-Russia] Bargain" favored by the Israelis, Saudis, and Emiratis only after the election. Just two days after learning Papadopoulos was a Russian intermediary, he sent him to Israel. That was April '16.” [4]4Trump, Papadopoulos, Clinton, Nader, SessionsKislyak contacts, Back Channels, Israel, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Mideast Nuclear Deal, Russia SanctionsNew Yorker710
Public & privateJuly 9, 2018“Brett Kavanaugh was picked for one public purpose and one private one: PUBLIC: Make abortion illegal. PRIVATE: Keep Trump from being indicted while in office. Trump only cared about the second one, I'd wager.” [5]5Kavanaugh, Trump, Roe, McConnell, Collins, Justice KennedySCOTUS, Legal, Trump-Kennedy SCOTUS pact, SC Investigation711
Survival needsJuly 9, 2018“FACT: Trump needs the radical right to survive impeachment. So I look at the chart below and it's that piece of critical intelligence that makes me think he will choose Kavanaugh over Hardiman. But who knows; he's a malignant narcissist and capable of anything.” [2]2Trump, Kavanaugh, Barrett, Kethledge, HardimanSCOTUS, Impeachment712
Not enoughJuly 9, 2018“On FNC, John Yoo just refused to peg Hardiman as a SCOTUS finalist, calling Kavanaugh, Kethledge, and Barrett "conservatives." I think we should expect this is the message Trump is getting behind the scenes: Hardiman, though wildly conservative, somehow isn't conservative enough.” [2]2John Yoo, Kavanaugh, Kethledge, Barrett, Hardiman, McConnell, TrumpSCOTUSSCOTUS, FNC713
DescentJuly 9, 2018“*THE DESCENT INTO AUTOCRACY* STEP 1: Putin arrests journalists. STEP 2: Trump praises Putin's governance. STEP 3: Trump arrests journalists. It takes *much* less time to lose a country than you think, everyone. Time is growing short to preserve American values, norms, and laws.” [1]1Putin, TrumpDaily Beast, ICE714
List of liesJuly 9, 2018“(THREAD) A LIST OF MICHAEL COHEN'S LIES. Now that Cohen's attorney has called Trump a liar on Twitter—and now that Cohen has signaled his willingness to cooperate with Mueller—you need to know the many lies Cohen has told which he'll shortly retract. I hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [25]25Cohen, Trump, Mueller, Artemenko, Putin, Sater, Steele, Hannity, Giuliani, Daniels, PapadopoulosFavorite, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Peace Deal, Russia Sanctions, Mayflower Meeting, Steele Dossier, Stormy Liaisons, Trump kompromat, Pardons, Hush Money, FBI Raid, Back Channels, PragueTwitter, RNC, WH715
Dershowitz on-airJuly 8, 2018“From a journalistic standpoint, the only acceptable basis to put Alan Dershowitz on-air at this point is to transparently inform viewers that—in the context of U.S law—he's a militant radical who wants our laws changed to make them more monarchistic. *Then* you could have him on.” [2]2DershowitzLegal, Journalism716
How discover?July 8, 2018“(1 of 2) But Mike, by saying law enforcement can't question a president's mens rea—for pardons, or ever—and then saying they can't investigate a pardon as an actus reus either, Alan is saying law enforcement can't investigate pardons. So how would they ever discover a conspiracy?” [3]3Mike Godwin, Dershowitz, TrumpLegal, PardonsFBI717
Without precedentJuly 8, 2018“This is a novel legal argument without historical precedent; the consequence of adopting this new rule of law would be the reinstallation of the monarchy. To say law enforcement can't consider the mental state with which a POTUS acts is to say he can't EVER be accused of a crime.” (unrolled) [15]15Dershowitz, Stephanopoulos, Trump, Clinton, GiulianiLegal, Journalism, Pardons, SCOTUS, ImpeachmentABC, DOJ, HLS, SCOTUS, FNC718
Answer & questionJuly 8, 2018“The short answer is that simply interviewing witnesses is by no means illegal. The question is what was said to the witnesses and the manner in which they were approached.” [4]4Giuliani, TrumpLegal, Pardons719
A reminderJuly 7, 2018“Just a reminder that Trump's dad kicked his son's career off with gifts equaling more than $50 million in 2018 dollars, Trump proceeded to run every business he ever touched into the ground, then Russian buyers saved his ass by suddenly overpaying for his cheap sh*t in the aughts” [2]2Fred Trump, Trump720
OppositeJuly 6, 2018“This is the *opposite* of how it works. For a year Trump said he did nothing wrong, and was, *on those grounds*, "willing" to be interviewed. Now he says he'll only be interviewed if Mueller has evidence he committed a crime, which is exactly when one *refuses* to be interviewed.” [2]2Trump, Giuliani, MuellerSC InvestigationNYT, DOJ721
Tracking tiesJuly 5, 2018“(THREAD) Tracking the in-campaign movements/ties of both Putin and Trump aides—including Trump's closest advisor, Tom Barrack—provides the strongest evidence yet that during the 2016 campaign Trump was illegally negotiating Russia sanctions policy. I hope you'll read and retweet.” (unrolled) [62]62Putin, Trump, Barrack, Cohen, Flynn, Manafort, Papadopoulos, Mifsud, Gordon, Kammenos, Priebus, Mangiante, Page, Clovis, Sessions, Schmitz, Adelson, Kislyak, Trump Jr., RossFavorite, Kislyak contacts, Back Channels, Steele Dossier, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Russia sanctions, RNC platform change, Mayflower Meeting, Russia Cyberattack, Rosneft Deal, RNC Meeting, Senate Office Meeting, WikiLeaks communications, Hacked emails, Page TestimonyDossier List, Rosneft ListDossier Top Pick, Rosneft Top PickWH, Dow, ABC, Rosneft, Guardian, FBI, NPC, RNC, GOP, NatSec, KGB, FSB, Congress, QIA, Senate, WikiLeaks, Politico722
Hostile takeoverJuly 3, 2018“If you're a Democratic political candidate who can't get your messaging straight in the middle of a *hostile takeover of Western democracy*, get out of politics *right now*. Tell voters that the Republican Party has *declared war* on everything America stands for and holds dear.” [2]2TrumpDems, GOP723
A terrible fearJuly 2, 2018“I have this terrible fear Mueller will wrap up his investigation and we'll discover that all Trump did is * launder hundreds of millions of dollars * accept hundreds of millions in bribes * conspire to blackmail the FBI into reopening Clinton's case * aid and abet Russian crimes” (unrolled) [11]11Mueller, Trump, Clinton, Flynn, Sessions, Stone, Prince, Gordon, Spicer, Hicks, Manafort, Gates, Papadopoulos, Page, Conway, SHSanders, Nunberg, Lewandowski, Kushner, Trump Jr., Bannon, Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Caputo, Clovis, Cohen, Giuliani, Manafort, Dowd, Toensing, Nix, Sater, Sekulow, diGenova, Schiller, Nunes, Hannity, Pirro, Pence, Schmitz, McFarlane, GorkaSC Investigation, Russia Sanctions, Back Channels, Tax ReturnsFBI, Twitter, GOP, Dems724
McFarlane alertJuly 2, 2018“Don't sleep on Bud McFarlane. Before this is over, this Iran-Contra criminal turned Russian-pipeline advocate—who was at the Mayflower (April 2016), Trump Tower (December 2016) and secret Trump-lobbying meetings on nuclear tech for the Middle East (January 2017)—will be relevant.” (unrolled) [13]13McFarlane, Trump, Manafort, Kushner, Sessions, Flynn, McFarland, Barrack, Prince, Nader, Gates, Kislyak, Phares, PageKislyak contacts, Back Channels, Mideast Nuclear Deal, Russia Sanctions, Mayflower Meeting, Trump Tower December Meeting, RNC MeetingGlobal Energy Investors LLC, Market Wired, Fuel Freedom Foundation, RNC, Politico, GOP725
Not the campaign?July 2, 2018“Trump says Manafort's case doesn't involve the campaign: Dec 2015: Tom Barrack business partner Flynn dines with Putin Jan/Feb 2016: Flynn officially joins Trump campaign Feb 2016: Barrack recruits Manafort to run Trump campaign Feb/Mar 2016: Trump cements pro-Russia policies” [2]2Trump, Manafort, Barrack, Flynn, Putin, Kilimnik, Papadopoulos, PageKislyak contacts, Back Channels, Moscow, Dinner with Putin, Russia sanctions, Mayflower MeetingAP, NatSec726
Pardon playJuly 2, 2018“No criminal defense attorney would let Michael Cohen give the interview he gave today—so either he gave the interview in contravention of a lawyer's advice, gave the interview without any legal advice at all, or is working some scheme in conjunction with a lawyer to get a pardon.” (unrolled) [11]11Cohen, Trump, Ford, Nixon, TribeSCOTUS pick, Pardon, LegalABC, SCOTUS727
Role not playedJune 29, 2018“(THREAD) Today we may have learned something *very* significant about the role Chris Christie played—or, rather, didn't play—in the Trump-Russia conspiracy. And remarkably, we learned what we did from a NYT story that wasn't about Christie at all. I hope you'll read on and share.” (a href="https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1012863533858648064.html">unrolled) [28]28Christie, Trump, Flynn, Kushner, Arron Banks, Sessions, Kislyak, Putin, Bannon, UnkrichKislyak contacts, Back Channels, London, Russia Sanctions, Arron Banks Meeting, Back Door Meeting, Kushner calls KislyakNYT, Kremlin, NatSec, RNC, NYT, NYMag, CNN, Politico, Hill, GOP728
A tweet wishJune 29, 2018“I wish now I'd tweeted this morning what I'd planned to: "Why hasn't Flynn's sentencing been scheduled?" That question partly motivated a thread this morning about Manafort, Barrack and Flynn. If Flynn and Barrack did what I think, it explains why Flynn hasn't been sentenced yet.” [4]4Flynn, Manafort, Barrack, Trump Jr., Trump, Cohen, Prince, Sessions, Bannon, MuellerFlynn Plea, Flynn Sentence729
Remember BarrackJune 29, 2018“TOM BARRACK. Never forget him. He's Trump's most trusted adviser—and I've been saying for months he and his pal Mike Flynn are key to explaining why a washed-up, deep-in-debt Manafort ended up on the campaign and how early Trump joined the conspiracy to use foreign powers to win.” (unrolled) [10]10Barrack, Trump, Manafort, Flynn, Lewandowski, Kushner, Prince, Sessions, Clovis, Stone, Trump Jr., Papadopoulos, Page, Schmitz, MuellerBack ChannelsGOP, NatSec730
Doing their jobJune 28, 2018“(1 of 2) A disturbing fact many may miss: the reason Sarah Sanders had to say "An attack on journalists doing their job is an attack on every American" instead of "An attack on journalists is an attack on every American" was to avoid condemning her boss (who attacks journalists).” [3]3SHSanders, Trump, 731
Annapolis shooterJune 28, 2018“CNN and CBS are saying this man (see tweet below) is the Annapolis shooter:” [5]5Jarrod Ramos, TrumpJournalismCNN, CBS, WSJ732
Aided Ru cover-upJune 28, 2018“How many *months* did Trump Jr. sit online daily reading about law enforcement looking for *every* Trump campaign meeting with Russians and say *nothing*? How about Kushner? Manafort? Stone? Prince? Sessions? All these men *aided* a Russian cover-up and the GOP gives zero f*cks.” [2]2Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort, Stone, Prince, SessionsBack ChannelsGOP733
Blood on his hands?June 28, 2018“So @ IngrahamAngle said those who promote nonviolently heckling political opponents in public would "have blood on their hands" if a Trump aide got hurt. Trump calls US media "the enemy of the people"—by Ingraham's standard, how does he not have blood on his hands after Annapolis?” [2]2Ingraham, Trump734
ImpermissibleJune 28, 2018“YES! Booker has adopted the legal argument I and other attorneys have put forward as to why the Senate cannot permit—without its own legal liability—the subject of an Obstruction investigation to interview the judges that will ultimately hear his case. It's legally impermissible.” [4]4Booker, Mueller, Cornyn, TrumpSCOTUS pickSenate, SCOTUS, GOP735
Who'll get the gig?June 28, 2018“LOL at those who don't think Trump will ask for a loyalty pledge and a commitment to specified jurisprudence on legal issues relevant to the Russia probe before he taps a new Justice. He knows Congress will be compliant so whichever candidate plays ball with him will get the gig.” [2]2Trump, ComeyCongress, SCOTUS736
Suspiously freeJune 27, 2018“This tweet is from 2017. For months I obsessed over Manafort, a man who is accustomed to making millions a year and has no history of volunteerism, working "for free" for Trump. I said it was suspicious as hell. Now we know Putin pal Oleg Deripaska "loaned" Manafort $10 million.” [3]3Manafort, Deripaska, Putin, Flynn, Barrack737
2nd stolen SCOTUSJune 27, 2018“It's very simple: Trump doesn't get another Supreme Court pick until the investigation of his alleged treachery against the U.S. is complete. No man suspected of conspiring with America's enemies should be given a second stolen SCOTUS seat until he's been exonerated. Full stop.” [2]2Justice Anthony Kennedy, TrumpSCOTUS pickSCOTUS738
GOP's tweeting NazisJune 26, 2018“Today a leading GOP Congressman said we're headed for a Second Civil War and then retweeted a Nazi sympathizer and said he wasn't sorry for doing it. Let me repeat: a leading GOP Congressman. Time was when the media would already be hounding the president to denounce Steve King.” (unrolled) [21]21Steve King, Trump, McConnell, IngrahamSCOTUS pick, Back Channels, Russia Cyberattack, General Strike / Occupy DC callGOP, Red Hen, House, HPSCI, SCOTUS, Congress, Dems, Inds739
Shenanigan strainJune 26, 2018“It looks like @ eminofficial has put on some weight. The strain of having been involved with political shenanigans is clearly getting to him, though it's odd because (as this video shows) he plans to profit massively from the fact everyone knows he's a sh*theel one way or another.” [3]3Emin Agalarov, Trump Jr., Ivanka, Aras Agalarov, Trump740
Don't add upJune 26, 2018“I'm not feeling today's story on Mueller accelerating his probe to finish near the election. The timing and logistics don't add up, particularly the idea he'll turn his focus to coordination only after he finishes obstruction at the summer's end—yet somehow still be done by fall.” [4]4Trump, MuellerSC Investigation741
Trying to processJune 25, 2018“Still trying to process today's news that the attorney for Paul Manafort's ex-boss (Putin pal Oleg Deripaska) went to Trump asking for a deal for Julian Assange—whose crimes gave Trump the election—and Trump said yes. Then Comey intervened, and then Trump fired Comey. Oh my god.” [9]9Manafort, Putin, Deripaska, Trump, Assange, Comey, god, Obama, RohrabacherWikiLeaks leaks, Comey firingCIA, Hill, WikiLeaks, FBI, DOJ, DNC, Congress, Market Watch, WH742
D&D moral nine boxJune 25, 2018“(THREAD) After 30 years of testing as Lawful Good, today I came up Lawful Neutral for the first time. I suspect it's because—at 41—I'm learning that those who elevate their subjective view of what is good over the continued existence of a lawful society can collapse that society.” (unrolled) [32]32Chris Hayes, Trump, Waters, SHSanders, Biondi MSNBC, Dems, Twitter743
Losing strategyJune 24, 2018“The short-term catharsis of this incident *will* lead to long-term horrors. I empathize with those who support the decision made by the Red Hen, but I also know that this is *not* the road to victory for those who, like me, consider Trump a clear and present danger to the world.” [2]2TrumpRed Hen744
Activist strategiesJune 23, 2018“(BRIEF THREAD) Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her father are vile; they deliberately perpetuate evil and what they've done is unforgivable. That said, I don't think restaurant patrons acting lawfully and peacefully should be tossed from a restaurant for their political views/actions.” (unrolled) [20]20SHSanders, Mike Huckabee, Pam BiondiTwitter745
Loan to snitch riskJune 22, 2018“MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: Ukrainian-American Alexander Rovt appears to have given Manafort a suspicious $3.5 million dollar loan right after Manafort left the Trump campaign—and was a snitch risk. This creates a link between Manafort and the Ukraine peace deal.” [5]5Alexander Rovt, Manafort, Trump, Jesus Christ, Fineman, MuellerRussia sanctions, Peace DealNBC746
Early sanctions planJune 22, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING: The revelation that Trump supporters worked with Putin allies to draw up a plan to end Russian sanctions in *February 2016*—a year earlier than thought and during the GOP primaries—could lead to a smoking gun. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [22]22Curt Weldon, Alexander Rovt, Trump, Manafort, Barrack, Lewandowski, Putin, Kislyak, Gates, Elise Jordon, Maddow, Gordon, Stephanopoulos, MuellerKislyak contacts, Back Channels, Russia Sanctions, RNC Platform Change, Mayflower Meeting, Peace DealMcClatchy, GOP, Kremlin, MSNBC, DOJ747
CA & Clinton's emailsJune 21, 2018“MAJOR BREAKING NEWS:” [7]7Wood, Bannon, Prince, Clinton, Mueller, Trump, Trump Jr., Putin, PapadopoulosTrue Pundit Hoax, Trump kompromat, Emails, Russia Sanctions, I Love It MeetingBBC, Spectator, WikiLeaks, CA, Breitbart, CIA, FBI748
Jr. tweets & deletesJune 21, 2018“(THREAD) As far as I know, I'm the only person to point out that—5 days before the election—Don Jr. tweeted a link to illegal NYPD and FBI leaks about the Clinton probe, then deleted them. It suggests consciousness of guilt—and I think I know why. I hope you'll read on and share.” (unrolled) [41]41Trump Jr., Clinton, Mueller, Giuliani, Flynn, Prince, Trump, Bannon, McCabe, Comey, Nunes, diGenova, Horowitz, Robin Gritz, Thomas Paine, Webb Sweigert, Kallstrom, Mueller, Weiner, Abedin, Trump Jr., Jason Goodman, Michael OsgoodTrue Pundit Hoax, WikiLeaks leaks, Clinton kompromat, Emails, Fake News, Prince Testimony, IG ReportHoax ListHoax Top PickNYPD, FBI, True Pundit, WikiLeaks, Breitbart, Twitter, Judicial Watch, HuffPo, Daily Caller, Congress, JTTF, Blackwater749
Cohen signalsJune 19, 2018“BREAKING: New Cohen Lawyer May Be Signal” [2]2Cohen, Guy PetrilloNY Corruption InvestigationVanity Fair, SDNY750
Rudy bombshellJune 19, 2018“(THREAD) Today's news on Rudy Giuliani being interviewed by the FBI is a *bombshell*. It reveals that Giuliani has been *lying* about the #OctoberConspiracy that gave Trump the election for over a year and a half. I hope you'll read on for more details and share this with others.” (unrolled) [28]28Giuliani, Trump, Comey, Clinton, Kallstrom, diGenova, Horowitz, Nunes, Prince, Flynn, Osgood, Thomas Paine, McCabe, Lars Larsen, WeinerTrue Pundit Hoax, Comey Letter, Social Media Attack, Journalism, Impeachment, Emails, IG ReportFBI, HuffPo, True Pundit, Congress, WaPo, DOJ, NYT, NYPD, FNC, Judicial Watch, Politico751
Call to strikeJune 19, 2018“Not without a nationwide general strike we won't. In other countries, young people have taken over their capital city through peaceful protests demanding new elections. It may well take something on that order here to stop the forward march of fascism.” [4]4Trump, PutinRussia CyberattackNYT752
October ConspiracyJune 17, 2018“Schiff confirms the Inspector General is still working on an # OctoberConspiracy report, and Chuck Todd says what all of America is thinking: "good, whistle-blowing FBI agents" don't illegally leak information within hours of getting it, as there's nothing to "whistle-blow" about.” [2]2Schiff, Horowitz, Nunes, Josh Marshall, Chuck ToddTrue Pundit HoaxTPM, FBI, NYPD753
Remember when?June 17, 2018“Remember all those times during the Obama presidency when super-rich businessmen secretly set up clandestine communication channels between hostile foreign powers and the White House? No—you don't. Obama did this weird thing where he conducted diplomacy through normal channels.” [2]2Kushner, ObamaBack Channels, North KoreaHill, WH754
Well-placed sourcesJune 17, 2018“Trump advisor Prince said he had "well-placed NYPD sources" telling him the info on Weiner's PC would lead to *indictments* against Clinton, and that Comey was blocking those indictments. Guess what? the man in charge of Weiner's PC was a huge Trump donor.” [2]2Trump, Prince, Clinton, Comey, Weiner, Horowitz, Mueller, Giuliani, OsgoodTrue Pundit HoaxBreitbart, NYPD755
No connection..WTF!June 17, 2018“A big piece missing from the # OctoberConspiracy: that NYPD appears to have been the source of some of the false leaks about what was on Weiner's PC and leaks to Giuliani. Fortunately there's no connection between Trump and the cop investigating Wein— WTF!” [3]3Weiner, Giuliani, Trump, Osgood, Abedin, ClintonTrue Pundit HoaxNYDaily, NYPD, Chief Leader756
Russia contactsJune 17, 2018“BREAKING:” (unrolled) [17]17Trump, Stone, Caputo, Greenberg, Sater, Page, Gates, Manafort, ClintonBack Channels, Ukraine, Russia Sanctions, Clinton kompromat, Gates PleaWaPo, FBI, Kremlin, Congress757
Forever. Wrap it up.June 15, 2018“Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Bob Mueller—who's been on the job about a year—has been investigating Trump-Russia ties "forever" and needs to "wrap it up." Here's what he said about Bill Clinton FIVE YEARS into the Whitewater case:” [3]3McConnell, Mueller, Trump, Bill ClintonSC InvestigationCNN, Senate758
Trump-Russia updateJune 15, 2018“TRUMP-RUSSIA UPDATE Flynn: CONVICTED Gates: CONVICTED Papadopoulos: CONVICTED Manafort: INDICTED and JAILED Cohen: READY TO COOPERATE Sater: READY TO COOPERATE Nader: COOPERATING Prince: CAUGHT in PERJURY Sessions: CAUGHT in PERJURY Trump Jr.: CAUGHT in PERJURY Trump Sr.: # MAGA” [2]2Flynn, Gates, Papadopoulos, Manafort, Cohen, Sater, Nader, Prince, Sessions, Trump Jr., Trump Sr., Van der Zwaan, Stone, Kilimnik, Page, Ivanka, KushnerIRA759
Rudy Giuliani liedJune 15, 2018“Rudy Giuliani lied to the FBI when he told them he never received any leaks via active FBI agents in 2016. The chances this lie is revealed by Horowitz or someone else in the coming weeks and that Giuliani faces federal felony charges are larger than you think, if still modest.” [5]5Giuliani, Horowitz, Trump, DiGenova, Clinton, McCabe, ComeyIG Report, True Pundit HoaxFBI, NYFO760
Rogue agentsJune 14, 2018“As I wrote in December 2016, rogue pro-Trump agents in the NYC FBI office did all they could to make FBI leadership fear an illegal leak of confidential information about the Clinton investigation in October of 2016 *so Comey would violate FBI regs and intercede in the election*.” (unrolled) [12]12Clinton, Comey, Trump, Weiner, diGenova, Horowitz, Baker, Giuliani, LynchEmails, TruePundit HoaxFBI, NYFO, Congress, NYT, FNC761
10 about IG ReportJune 14, 2018“(THREAD) The Inspector General of the Department of Justice, Michael Horowitz, will release his much-anticipated report on the Clinton email probe today. Here are 10 things you need to remember/understand BEFORE the report is released this afternoon. I hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled[15]15Horowitz, Clinton, Trump, Lisa Page, Strzok, McCabe, Mueller, Comey, Giuliani, Rosenstein, SessionsEmail, True Pundit Hoax, IG ReportFBI, NYFO, Congress, NYT, FNC762
A good pointJune 9, 2018“A good point someone made yesterday I hadn't thought of before: say Horowitz finds McCabe and Comey avoided having the NYC FBI work on the Clinton email case after October 3—wouldn't that be due to fears pro-Trump leakers would violate FBI election interference regs pre-election?” [4]4Horowitz, McCabe, Comey, Clinton, TrumpEmail, True Pundit Hoax, IG ReportFBI, Congress, NYFO763
Sudden left turnJune 7, 2018“Everyone see what Ryan does here? Takes a sudden left-hand turn at the end: "In all of this—in any of this—there has been no evidence that there is any collusion between the Trump campaign and...President Trump and Russia." The media misreported it as a denial of *any* collusion.” [3]3Ryan, TrumpJournalismCNN764
Big pivot pointJune 7, 2018“Tonight's Weldon-Vekselberg news could be a big pivot point in the Trump-Russia probe—especially when coupled with the news Cohen (who ferried Putin's so-called "peace plan") is about to "go nuclear" and make some kind of major move. Please read and share.” [2]2Weldon, Vekselberg, Trump, Cohen, Putin Peace Deal, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Back Channels, Russia SanctionsAtlantic, Senate765
Digital info transferJune 6, 2018“When I posted the thread below, some said it was empty crowing. In fact, I tweeted the below so that when I catch a buried lede from The Daily Caller, tweet about it virally, and then the Post writes about the same thing, everyone can see how digital information transfer works.” [3]3Seth AbramsonJournalismTwitter, Daily Caller, WaPo766
Run w/ buried ledeJune 6, 2018“Yesterday The Daily Caller deliberately buried its lede on Papadopoulos' wife—you had to dive deep to see Mueller was investigating Papadopoulos as an Israeli agent. I found the buried lede, tweeted about it, and the tweet went viral. Today the Washington Post is running with it.” (unrolled) [15]15Papadopoulos, Mangiante, Trump, MuellerJournalism, Back Channels, IsraelDaily Caller, WaPo, National Enquirer, FBI767
An Israeli agentJune 5, 2018“In May, I looked at Flynn-Papadopoulos-Zamel links. Now Papadopoulos' wife says he was facing charges of being an Israeli agent and The Daily Beast says "Zamel apparently wanted former national security adviser Michael Flynn to be a member of his [Israeli] firm’s advisory board."” [5]5Flynn, Papadopoulos, Zamel, Manafort, Putin, Barrack, Trump, Mueller, ClintonBack Channels, Israel, Hacked Emails, Clinton kompromat, Dinner with PutinDaily Beast, FBI768
Defense litmus testJune 4, 2018“What I'd say to @ ChrisCuomo and other journalists I admire is that every statement by Trump's lawyers must pass the "Would this defense be permitted a poor black man?" test. E.g., could a poor black man be caught giving false answers under oath, cry "mistake!" and not be charged?” [4]4Chris Cuomo, Trump, GiulianiJournalism, LegalCNN769
Bail revocationJune 4, 2018“Sounds like a bail revocation—and new indictment—are coming for Manafort. A defendant sitting in jail pre-trial is far more likely to flip on a Big Fish than one lounging in his living room. This could be a big deal, especially if this case—and/or the new one—drags on for months.” (unrolled) [11]11Manafort, Trump, Howard Fineman, Dowd, MuellerSC Investigation, Pardon, LegalNBC770
Self-pardoningJune 4, 2018“(THREAD) The Constitution doesn't allow a president to pardon himself—or any person with whom he has illegally conspired. No serious scholar believes "self-pardoning" is legal. This thread discusses why Trump's latest claim is false and dangerous. I hope you'll read and share it.” (unrolled) [27]27Trump, King GeorgePardon, Impeachment, Legal, SC InvestigationLegal ListLegal Top PickSCOTUS, OSC, Congress771
Lying, we know whyJune 3, 2018“Paul Manafort was hired by Trump in February 2016. He ran Trump's campaign until August 2016, and was an unofficial advisor for at least five months after. Trump had known Manafort for years. They lived in the same building. Trump is lying about Manafort and we *all* know why.” [2]2Manafort, Trump, Trump Jr., Flynn, BarrackCampaign772
"God Manifesto"June 2, 2018“In Trump's "God Manifesto," he asserts his right to cancel—at his pleasure—any federal law enforcement investigation into his own actions, the actions of his family, or the actions of his associates. It is, in short, the bald claim that he and his are beyond the reach of the law.” [6]6Trump, GodCongress773
Smells criminalMay 30, 2018“Smells like a new crime. (As if Cohen needed *more* legal trouble.)” [3]3CohenFBI raid, NYC Corruption Investigation, Hush Money774
Underdog / HeroMay 30, 2018“DER SPIEGEL: "Abramson threads connections like an astronomer weaving points of light into a constellation. As a defense attorney, he chose the side of those who can't afford expensive lawyers. He's a very American archetype: an underdog who—against his own wishes—became a hero."” [4]4Seth Abramson, TrumpLegal, JournalismDer Speigel, France24775
Values we loveMay 30, 2018“"Some of the heroes of the opposition don't identify as Resistance. Resisters look to Abramson, but he avoids the term 'because it minimizes what those opposing the president are doing—not just resisting practices we detest, but promoting values we love."” [2]2Seth Abramson, TrumpJournalismFrance24776
Rybolovlev…Hm.May 30, 2018“2008: Rybolovlev overpays Trump by $54 million for home. 2016: Rybolovlev parks his plane near Trump's in multiple cities. 3/2017: Trump financier Mercer docks his yacht beside Rybolovlev's. 12/2017: Pro-Trump Saudi Prince overpays Rybolovlev by $323 million for painting. Hm.” [4]4Rybolovlev, Trump, Mercer, SteeleSteele Dossier, Rosneft DealRosneft, GOP777
Be willing to speakMay 30, 2018“My tweets yesterday about Dems' midterm strategy *didn't* argue that impeachment is what Dems should "run on"—I don't know why some people read that into them. I was saying all pols must be willing to speak clearly and publicly about Trump's transgressions and protecting America.” [2]2Trump, DukakisImpeachmentDems778
RDIF and RosneftMay 29, 2018“(THREAD) Putin created the Russian Direct Investment Fund in 2011. It set up a tiny cadre of international advisors: one has since loaned Kushner hundreds of millions; one hangs out with Kushner socially; one orchestrated the Rosneft deal Steele's dossier says Trump got a cut of.” (unrolled) [11]11Putin, Kushner, Trump, Steele, Manafort, Deripaska, Dmitriev, Page, Prince, Ivanka, Trump Jr., Mueller, RykovTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Miss USA Las Vegas 2013, Back Channels, Steele Dossier, Moscow, UAE, Rosneft Deal, Prince Testimony, SF-86779
Why not speak outMay 29, 2018“Look at what happened today in the world of entertainment—ABC's cancellation of Roseanne—then explain to me why Nancy Pelosi has taken the position, in the political arena, that no Democrat should speak publicly of the impeachment of a much more dangerous and influential figure.” [5]5Roseanne Barr, PelosiImpeachmentABC, Dems780
Stupid takeMay 29, 2018“It's been widely reported the Mueller probe will continue into 2019, but this guy says a federal prosecutor running the most complex investigation in a generation will artificially wrap it up in a month or two to avoid affecting the midterms. Stupid take.” [4]4Mueller, GiulianiLegal, JournalismPolitico781
We let them beMay 28, 2018“Trump Jr. lied to Congress. And if he were you or me, no one would be saying it's a tough case to prove, or he should get a chance to amend his answers, or his state of mind wasn't clear in-context. Here's what's clear: the Trumps are criminals because *we let them be criminals*.” [2]2Trump Jr., TrumpsTrump Jr. TestimonyCongress782
Does, not thinksMay 27, 2018“THEN REPORT WHAT HE DOES, NOT WHAT HE THINKS” [2]2Haberman, Trump, MuellerJournalismNYT783
Law cares notMay 27, 2018“Shits U.S. Law Gives About "How Trump's Ignorance and Mendacity Interact": 0” [4]4Haberman, TrumpLegal, JournalismLegal ListLegal Top PickNYT784
Revised headlineMay 28, 2018“Here's how I would have headlined this: Alleged Trump Co-Conspirator Elliott Broidy Argues in Court That Cyber Attacks on U.S. Citizens By Foreign Governments Are "Acts of War," a Legal Theory That Could Clear the Way for His Future Co-Defendant Trump to Be Charged With Treason” [5]5Trump, BroidyHacked emails, Russia Cyberattack, Pardons, TreasonPolitico, GOP, SCOTUS785
Everyone admitsMay 27, 2018“Everyone—even House Republicans—admits that the DOJ-FBI investigation first led by Comey, now by Mueller, was initiated when one of Trump's top NatSec aides got drunk in London and revealed that Trump's campaign had been offered stolen goods by the Kremlin and was considering it.” (unrolled) [35]35Comey, Mueller, Trump, Papadopoulos, Giuliani, Clinton, Strzok, Horowitz, diGenova, Trump Jr., Prince, Flynn, Bannon, Kushner, Ivanka, Stone, Cohen, Clovis, Page, Nunes, Dershowitz, McConnellBack Channels, London, True Pundit Hoax, Clinton kompromat, ImpeachmentHouse, GOP, DOJ, FBI, NatSec, Kremlin, WH, Trump Campaign, Congress, Dems, NYT786
Ask me anythingMay 26, 2018“(THREAD) This is an ASK ME ANYTHING thread by a former criminal attorney and criminal investigator who has been following the Trump-Russia case daily for 16 months. I'll answer as many Trump-Russia questions in the thread as I can for an hour. Please share this tweet with others.” [3]3787
Spanish wiretapsMay 25, 2018“The Yahoo! Don Jr./Torshin story makes it sound like Spanish authorities got their wiretaps in 2013. Perhaps the article is poorly written and that's not the case, but I'll say that if the wiretaps Jr. "should be worried about" are from 2013, this is about to get *interesting*.” [4]4Trump Jr., Torshin, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Trump, IsikoffTrump Tower Moscow, NRA Meeting, Spanish WiretapsYahoo, NRA, MSNBC788
A gift to PutinMay 25, 2018“Trump's Russia policy was—from its 2013 inception during Trump Tower Moscow negotiations—a gift to Putin, not a policy position. A policy position requires *bilateral concessions*—Trump's policy was free money. And it became a crime once Trump knew Russia was aiding his campaign.” [6]6Trump, Putin, Trump Jr., Eric Trump, MuellerTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Russia SanctionsTrump Org, GOP789
Lawyer assuredMay 23, 2018“I want everyone to know that Mark S. Zaid, the lawyer who assured (for attribution) *both* The Washington Post and the NYT that Jared Kushner was almost certainly in the clear now, is best known in the Trump-Russia case for being the lawyer (at one time) for... ...Louise Mensch.” [2]2Mark Zaid, Kushner, Trump, Mensch, MuellerJournalismWaPo, NYT790
No.May 23, 2018“No. Not what this means. It means he cleared existing and known deficiencies, not that the Mueller investigation leaked highly confidential investigative intel to the White House or to other agencies so they could process this one application. Mueller's case is far too important.” [5]5Mueller, Kushner, TrumpJournalism, SC InvestigationWaPo, WH791
Calm Papa fearsMay 23, 2018“(THREAD) There's been some very good—and also very bad—analysis on Twitter today about the upcoming Papadopoulos sentencing. This thread separates the wheat from the chaff—and in so doing aims to calm fears Papadopoulos "didn't pan out" as a witness. I hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [23]23Papadopoulos, Mueller, Bill Clinton, Trump, Alex Whiting, Clovis, Trump Jr., Kushner, Stone, Prince, Page, Hicks, Bannon, Cohen, SaterBack Channels, Greece, Italy, London, Moscow, Egypt, Israel, Journalism, Impeachment, Papadopoulos Plea, LegalPapadopoulos Plea List, Legal ListTwitter, Dems, House, Senate, GOP, HLS, NatSec, WaPo792
Papa's sentencing hearingMay 23, 2018“1) Papadopolous gave Mueller a year of assistance, including testimony, debriefings, maybe a wire. 2) Papadopoulos is locked into his grand jury testimony. 3) If June 22 is just a status hearing on the pre-sentence report, we're 2+ months from sentencing.” [2]2Papadopoulos, Mueller, TrumpPapadopoulos Plea, JournalismWaPo793
Media's skisMay 23, 2018“A fellow HLS attorney comes to the same conclusion I have, after U.S. media gets way out over its skis regarding the Papadopoulos plea. The simple fact is that we can't draw any conclusions from Bob Mueller commencing Papadopoulos' sentencing. We don't have *nearly* enough info.” [2]2Alex Whiting, Papadopoulos, MuellerPapadopoulos Plea, JournalismHLS, Politico794
Papa's disagreementMay 23, 2018“This is wrong. The judge can/will make a condition of/clause in any probation, suspended sentence, deferred sentence, or sentencing order that Papadopoulos comply with all prior orders and/or agreements regarding his cooperation with the Trump-Russia probe. A very bad take here.” [5]5Joyce Vance, Papadopoulos, MuellerLegal, Papadopoulos Plea795
Proving perjuryMay 23, 2018“Proving perjury against Don Jr. won't be as hard as some say. Him answering "none" and "no" to questions on whether non-Russia foreign governments or persons offered to help Trump's campaign contrasts with him saying "I don't recall" over and over. He prepped to testify—and lied.” [2]2Trump Jr., TrumpTrump Jr. Testimony, Legal796
20 things guilty doMay 22, 2018“Six months ago, I published the two-page 20 THINGS GUILTY PEOPLE DO THAT TRUMP DOES DAILY on Twitter—drawing from my years as a defense attorney. Today's a good day to check in on how Trump is doing at ticking every box in the list. (Please see the note at the end of pg. 2, too.)” [1]1TrumpLegal797
Un-American as hellMay 21, 2018“I never use the word "un-American" but will make an exception here as this is un-American as hell” [2]2Pruitt1st Amendment, JournalismEPA, CNN, AP, WH798
Zamel MeetingMay 21, 2018“BREAKING: Don Jr. Likely Lied to Congress on Zamel Meeting In the meeting "Zamel extolled his company’s ability to give an edge to a campaign [with] a multimillion-dollar proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help elect Trump." (NYT) Don's Congressional transcript:” [5]5Trump Jr., Zamel, Podesta, Guccifer, Trump, MuellerBack Channels, UAE, Dubai, Zamel Meeting, WikiLeaks Leaks, Hacked Emails, Social Media Attack, Trump Jr. TestimonyTrump Jr. Testimony ListCongress, NYT, DNC, WikiLeaks, FBI, Trump Org, Golf Magazine799
Could it be…?May 21, 2018“Wait... could it be...? Trump slept with a Playboy bunny and... ...lied about it, pinned it on someone else, smugly bought everyone's loyalty and silence and didn't feel guilty about even a *second* of it because f*ck everything and everyone including family, aides, and America?” [2]2Trump, Cohen, Broidy, DavidsonStormy Liaison, Hush MoneyPlayboy, RNC800
Startling possibilityMay 21, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING: A new look at intersections between Trump's campaign and key Israelis reveals a startling possibility: that Michael Flynn was behind George Papadopoulos joining Trump's campaign—and Papadopoulos' meetup with Kremlin agent Josef Mifsud. I hope you'll read/share.” (unrolled) [51]51Trump, Flynn, Mifsud, Prince, Papadopoulos, Mueller, Manafort, Putin, Barrack, Clovis, Trump Jr., Ben Carson, Mangiante, Cohen, Alptekin, Landau, Nader, ZamelMideast Nuclear Deal, Back Channels, Italy, Israel, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Dinner with Putin, Papadopoulos Plea, Flynn PleaBack Channels ListKremlin, GOP, RNC, Buzzfeed, JPo, Ratio, NatSec, ECFR, FBI, Israel's Begin-Sadat Center, WikiStrat, AIPAC, desmogblog801
Sacrosanct dateMay 21, 2018“It's getting new attention now, but this feed has always treated August 17, 2016 as a sacrosanct date in the Trump-Russia timeline because it establishes the latest day on which, legally speaking, Trump was responsible for knowing that Russia was a hostile actor in the election.” (unrolled) [20]20Trump, Sessions, Kislyak, Papadopoulos, Clovis, Cohen, Mifsud, MuellerKislyak contacts, Back Channels, Italy, Russia Sanctions, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Mayflower Meeting, Russia Cyberattack, RNC Meeting, Sessions Testimony, Senate Office Meeting, Classified BriefingNBC, FBI, Senate, SASC, Kremlin, RNC802
Ignore thisMay 20, 2018“Ignore this. Media previously said the obstruction probe would end in February, even as lawyers were saying the justice system doesn't work that way and these things *can't* be predicted like that. The same thing applies now. And Mueller's larger probe *will* continue into 2019.” [2]2Mueller, Giuliani, TrumpSC Investigation, JournalismHill, CNN803
Stupid tweetsMay 20, 2018“I know people want me to comment on Trump's stupid Sunday tweets. So here's my comment: like most of his tweets, today's are mere brain farts with no force in law whatsoever. Trump has just made up facts and thinks the justice system will bend to his reality. It can't and won't.” [2]2Trump, Nunes804
Historic villianMay 19, 2018“I've always said Erik Prince is a villain of historic proportions—and will end up being a top Mueller target and key to Trump and his campaign's pre-election crimes. Today we took another significant step toward that end. My big December thread on Prince:” [8]8Prince, Mueller, Trump, Weiner, DeVos, Nader, Putin, Crown Prince Muhammed, Sessions, DiGenova, Horowitz, KislyakPrince Testimony, Fake News, True Pundit Hoax, Back Channels, Seychelles, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Moscow, Kislyak contacts, Sessions TestimonyCongress, NYPD, Breitbart, GOP, NYT, NatSec, SASC805
Hilarious failMay 18, 2018“I'm perfectly happy to have Trump and his lawyers use as their defense to allegations Trump committed federal felonies that Trump is being framed by the FBI. I was a criminal defense lawyer—you don't even use that defense when you have nothing else. It's hilarious and will fail.” [2]2TrumpLegalFBI806
FBI-to-ex-FBI leaksMay 18, 2018“BREAKING: The FBI is illegally leaking to Team Trump once again—just as it did pre-election. Giuliani told CNN he heard from people "gone from the FBI" that the FBI had two Trump campaign sources. This looks to be the *same* FBI-to-ex-FBI leak chain Giuliani used in October 2016.” [4]4Trump, Giuliani, diGenova, Clinton, Horowitz, Strzok, ComeyTrue Pundit HoaxCNN, FBI807
Sham vacationMay 17, 2018“BREAKING: Buzzfeed has a bigger story than it realizes—if Cohen told a friend he was going to Moscow right before the Republican National Convention, it confirms that his Italy "vacation" was a sham and he went to Prague or Moscow. His alibi in Capri has *already* fallen through.” [7]7Cohen, Trump, Sater, Steele, MuellerTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Back Channels, Steele Dossier, Prague, Moscow, Russia CyberattackBuzzfeed, RNC, GOP, FBI808
Junior's testimonyMay 16, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING: The Senate has released the transcript of Donald Trump Jr.'s testimony—and it confirms he lied to Congress just has he's lied to the American people about his contact with Kremlin agents. This thread is an analysis of his testimony—I hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [220]220Trump Jr., Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Chaika, Veselnitskaya, Goldstone, Kaveladze, Trump, Putin, Manafort, Kushner, Papadopoulos, Mifsud, Sessions, Page, Dearborn, Kushner, Kislyak, Deripaska, Comey, Flynn, Bannon, Graff, Clinton, Davis, Foster, Magnitsky, Scavino, Epshteyn, Eric Trump, Barrack, Gates, Cohen, Steele, Simpson, Strzok, Sater, Ivanka Trump, Sapir, Lavrov, JFC, Gorkov, Sechin, Peskov, Privor, SawyerKislyak contacts, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Back Channels, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Steele Dossier, Italy, Russia Sanctions, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, I Love It Meeting, Back Door Meeting, Trump kompromat, Clinton kompromat, Legal, Kushner Calls Kislyak, Kislyak Calls, Hacked Emails, Sessions Testimony, Trump Jr. Testimony, SF-86, Journalism, Impeachment, Dinner with PutinI Love It List, Legal List, Trump Jr. Testimony ListI Love It Top Pick, Legal Top Pick, Trump Jr. Testimony Top PickSenate, Congress, Kremlin, NatSec, FBI, Trump Org, SJC, Forbes, NYT, Dems, Campaign, Transition, Admin, DNC, HuffPo, Fusion GPS, DOJ, Golf Magazine, MFA, Bayrock, RIA Novosti809
Confirmed analysisMay 15, 2018“Here's my analysis from four months ago (an excerpt of a thread "unrolled" on Reddit in January). It appears to have just been confirmed by the New York Times (see last tweet). Link to full thread:” [4]4Papadopoulos, Trump, Misfud, Putin, Clinton, Mashburn, MuellerBack Channels, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Clinton kompromat, Emails, Papadopoulos PleaReddit, NYT, NatSec, Kremlin, WaPo, Congress 810
Research confirmedMay 17, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: Research I did a year ago—which included information from Russian websites and obscure interviews with Russian developers—has now been confirmed by McClatchy. If you've been reading this feed, nothing in this breaking news will surprise you.” (< a href="https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/997130225786982400.html">unrolled) [12]12Trump, Trump Jr., Emin Agalarov, Putin, Kozhin, Aras AgalarovTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Miss Universe Moscow 2013Tower Moscow ListTower Moscow Top PickMcClatchy, Sberbank, Forbes811
Closing the circleMay 14, 2018“It's clear Cohen lied to the press about his dealings with Artemenko—so one wonders who else he lied about this to. Sater was involved in the deal also—and as a federal asset we should assume Mueller has the truth from him. This begins to close the circle.” [8]8Cohen, Artemenko, Sater, Mueller, Trump, Putin, Flynn, Kushner, Sessions, KislyakKislyak contacts, Back Channels, Russia Sanctions, Mayflower Meeting, Back Door Meeting, Russia Cyberattack, Peace Deal, Flynn calls KislyakPeace Deal ListPeace Deal Top PickPolitico, Kremlin, Reuters, NYT812
QIA at Trump TowerMay 13, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING: Steele's dossier says Putin gave Trump a brokerage fee from the sale of 19% of Rosneft—Russia's oil giant. Today @ MichaelAvenatti said a top agent of QIA—which bought the Rosneft stock—was secretly at Trump Tower 48 hours after the sale.” (unrolled) [28]28Steele, Putin, Trump, Avenatti, Cohen, Ahmed Al-Rumaihi, Flynn, Gorkov, Kushner, Kislyak, Page, Sechin, el-Sisi, Papadopoulos, Barrack, Gates, McFarlane, DershowitzFavorite, Kislyak contats, Mideast Nuclear Plants Deal, Back Channels, Steele Dossier, Moscow, Mayflower Meeting, Back Door Meeting, Rosneft Deal, Banker Meeting, Dinner with Putin, Papadopoulos Plea, Flynn Plea, Gates Plea, QIA MeetingDossier ListDossier Top PickRosneft, QIA, Reuters, NYT, CNN, Youtube, Kremlin, RT, Eni, Business Insider, Haaretz,813
Nunes distractingMay 13, 2018“Every day we argue about Nunes' investigation of Trump's investigators is a day we're not talking about how Trump and his cronies coordinated with Russia—and thus is a good day for Trump. Remember too that Cohen's graft matters *because* it gets him to flip on Trump over Russia.” [3]3Nunes, Trump, CohenSC Investigation814
Fate in kids' handsMay 10, 2018“Either kids will save this country or no one will. Thirty years of far-right radio and Fox News have so poisoned the minds of 30% of this country that their values are barely recognizable as American anymore—if we view those values as being the ones enshrined in our Constitution.” [2]2Acosta, TrumpJournalismCNN, FNC815
Nunes is a witnessMay 10, 2018“Last fall, Nunes met Erik Prince to discuss his upcoming HPSCI testimony; Prince then repeatedly perjured himself. So either Prince lied to Trump agent Nunes about the work he did for Trump or Nunes was part of a conspiracy to mislead Congress. Either way, he's a Mueller witness.” [2]2Nunes, Prince, Trump, Mueller, Rangappa, RajuPrince TestimonyCNN, Congress, HPSCI, DOJ816
Why signature line?May 6, 2018“Then why did Michael Cohen put a line for Trump to sign on the hush agreement? If you know you haven't told your client about the agreement, (a) under what legal authority do you enter into an agreement that binds your client, and (b) why do you pretend your client might sign it?” [2]2Cohen, Trump, Daniels, Conway, DanielsHush Money, Stormy LiaisonsPolitico817
Expect Rudy to knowMay 6, 2018“BREAKING: Giuliani implies the remaining $1.1 million Cohen mysteriously accrued—from Trump and loans—in the last 90 days of the campaign may well have gone to other Trump mistresses. If it'd only been Daniels and McDougal, you'd have expected Rudy to know that as Trump's lawyer.” (unrolled [10]10Giuliani, Cohen, Trump, Daniels, McDougal, Stephanopoulos, Bannon Hush Money, Stormy Liaisons, LegalABC818
Sold a lot of booksMay 5, 2018“So @ AlanDersh has sold a lot of books and regained cultural relevance by falsely claiming we're seeing a sudden "criminalization" in politics. A *sudden* criminalization, mind you, that he says is caused by Dems deciding to go after Trump for no reason whatsoever. So what's this:” [2]2Dershowitz, TrumpFNC, Dems, HLS819
Barrack interviewedMay 5, 2018“Whatever the leaks say, the chances Mueller spent more time asking about Gates (who is already a cooperating witness) than Barrack's Middle East/Russia-implicating lobbying efforts during the transition are, from an investigative standpoint, close to zero.” [2]2Mueller, Gates, Trump, BarrackChicago Tribune820
European vacationMay 5, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING NEWS (h/t DM): TASS report confirms Konstantin KOSACHEV—the man the STEELE dossier says secretly met with COHEN in Europe in summer 2016—was in Italy either right before or *while* COHEN was on "vacation" in Italy from July 9 to 17, 2016:” (unrolled) [12]12Kosachev, Steele, Cohen, Daniels, Putin, Papadopoulos, TrumpBack Channels, Steele Dossier, Prague, Italy, Moscow, Stormy Liaison, Hush MoneyTass, RNC, USA Today, Buzzfeed, WaPo, GOP, Kremlin821
?s for BarrackMay 5, 2018“Those who follow this feed will know I wrote a thread about Barrack several days ago urging Mueller to speak with him if he hadn't already. Now we get breaking news revealing that conversation recently happened. A link to my Barrack thread is in the second tweet in this thread.” [3]3Barrack, Mueller, Trump, Flynn, Manafort Mideast Nuclear Deal, HPSCI Minority ReportAP822
$ for hackers?May 5, 2018“COHEN received from TRUMP or acquired himself $1.24 million during the last 90 days of the 2016 election—only $130,000 of which went to DANIELS. The STEELE dossier says (1) COHEN was running TRUMP-Russia coordination, and (2) the operation COHEN was running paid off the hackers.” (unrolled) [22]22Cohen, Trump, Daniels, Steele, Ivanov, Giuliani, Hannity, Manafort, PapadopoulosFavorite, Steele Dossier, Back Channels, Prague, Italy, Moscow, Hacked Emails, Stormy Liaison, Hush MoneyDossier List, Back Channels ListDossier Top Pick, Back Channels Top PickHill, Buzzfeed, McClatchy, Kremlin, RNC823
Judge's angerMay 4, 2018“Judges don't like to be made fools of, or used, or asked to take political risks—as doing so can destroy their professional careers. Judge Ellis' anger here is about Judge Ellis—there's no way he believes that Paul Manafort gets to escape prosecution on multiple federal felonies.” [5]5Judge Ellis, Manafort, Mueller, TrumpLegalCNN824
An answer to the ?May 3, 2018“An answer to the question I've been asking more and more these last few months.” [2]2Mueller, IvankaPolitico825
ShorterMay 3, 2018“Shorter this week (for Trump): his lawyers are incompetent; his lawyers (and he) are daily making public admissions that will create criminal liability for Trump; the wheels are completely off the wagon within Trump's legal team and the White House Counsel's Office; all is chaos.” [2]2Trump, Mueller, CohenLegalWH Counsel's Office826
Prepare to jettisonMay 3, 2018“Rudy says this because Trump expects Jared to be indicted, so his aides must prepare the nation for Trump jettisoning him. By comparison, Mueller has kept close to the vest any leads on Ivanka because he knows—and Rudy here implies—that they'll get him fired when they go public.” [5]5Giuliani, Trump, Ivanka, Kushner, Mueller, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Putin827
FAR WORSEMay 3, 2018“Republicans impeached Clinton 3 presidents ago and I've never heard anyone in the GOP apologize for it or say that the supposed "standard" they used to impeach the POTUS no longer applies. Now tell me how what we learned of Trump's campaign lies over the last day isn't FAR WORSE.” [2]2Bill Clinton, TrumpStormy Liaison, Hush Money, Fake NewsCNN, GOP828
Planted complaintsMay 3, 2018“Remember how Cohen "complained to friends" he was never reimbursed for the 130K? Turns out he was paid *over 400K* by Trump and those complaints were a planted story to mislead American voters and confirm Trump's claim he knew nothing of the 130K. Was Trump in on *that* lie too?” [2]2Cohen, TrumpStormy Liaison, Hush Money, Fake News829
2-month delayMay 2, 2018“To those asking why Mueller sought a 2-month delay for Flynn's sentencing: either (1) he still wants Flynn as an active source, and worries Flynn could be less pliable, cooperative and available post-sentencing, or (2) facts will be revealed at sentencing he doesn't want out yet.” [2]2Mueller, Flynn, TrumpLegal830
Proving likelyMay 2, 2018“For starters: Manafort offered him secret campaign briefings; met him secretly in NYC with a Russian intel officer; asked Russian contacts how he could use being Trump's campaign boss to get "whole" with Deripaska. A witness says she has Deripaska on tape discussing aiding Trump.” [5]5Manafort, Trump, Deripaska, Putin, MuellerLegal, Russia Sanctions, Back ChannelsNBC831
Damn transparentMay 2, 2018“Rusal's head is Oleg Deripaska, a likely Trump co-conspirator. Late last year it was reported he'd step down and cash out, right when Rusal sanctions were announced. Now we hear Trump will give Rusal a pass and Deripaska won't step down. How damn transparent can these people be?” [3]3Deripaska, TrumpRussia SanctionsWSJ, Rusal832
Re: the interviewMay 1, 2018“Remember how Dowd allegedly quit because he didn't want Trump being interviewed but Trump did, and I said even though Dowd quitting therefore should've meant Trump would be interviewed, it wouldn't—as Trump never intended to be interviewed? OK, read this:” [3]3Dowd, Trump, Mueller, CohenCNN833
DebatedMay 1, 2018“(THREAD) Per LA Times reporting—sourced by a meeting attendee—and Sessions' Congressional testimony, on March 31, 2016 Trump and his NatSec team debated for "10 minutes" whether to "negotiate" with Russia. And we know that after that meeting, Papadopoulos began negotiating.” Unrolled [21]21Sessions, Papadopoulos, Trump, Gordon, Clovis, Putin, Mifsud, Mueller, Kislyak, ClintonFavorite, Kislyak contacts, Trump Tower Moscow, Back Channels, London, Russia Sanctions, RNC Platform Change, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Mayflower Meeting, Emails, Clinton kompromatBack Channels ListLA Times, Congress, NatSec, FBI, Trump Campaign, CNN, Daily Caller, GOP, RNC834
Per Trump's viewMay 1, 2018“BUSINESS INSIDER (3/3/17): J.D. Gordon told CNN Trump expressed his views on "arming Ukrainians against pro-Russian rebels" during a March 31, 2016 national security meeting at Trump International Hotel—and that Gordon felt *directed by these comments* to change the RNC platform.” [2]2Trump, Gordon, Acosta, Papadopoulos, PutinRNC Platform Change, TIHDC NatSec Meeting835
This could be bigMay 1, 2018“BREAKING: This could be big. Tom Barrack and Flynn lobbied Trump to give Saudi Arabia nuclear tech—which enriches Russia, as they'd build the facilities. Barrack got Manafort atop Trump's campaign just as Flynn joined. Now Mifsud is in a Saudi delegation?” [6]6Barrack, Flynn, Manafort, Trump, Misfud, Prince, Mueller, WeinsteinMideast Nuclear Deal, Back Channels, LegalBuzzfeed, Town and Country Magazine, Weinstein Company836
On ?s for TrumpApril 30, 2018“I disagree with my old professor—Mueller's questions vary by topic, but also in what they seek to capture: Trump's thoughts, or his actions, or his "responses" to an event—which may include thoughts and/or actions. Mueller knows different types of questions get different results.” [2]2Mueller, Dershowitz, TrumpLegalCNN837
Some media behindApril 30, 2018“This Guardian quote underscores that some folks whose names we regularly encounter in media are still behind the story on Russia. Manafort offered Deripaska private briefings; lied on TV about the RNC platform change; had secret meetings with "ex"-Russia intel officer Kilimnik...” [3]3Manafort, Deripaska, Kilimnik, Wittes, Papadopoulos, Clinton, Priebus, Steele, Kislyak, Trump, MuellerKislyak Contacts, Back Channels, Moscow, Steele Dossier, RNC Platform Change, Mayflower Meeting, Clinton kompromat, JournalismGuardian, RNC, NYT, Brookings Institute, Russia MFA, NPC838
Campaign outreachApril 30, 2018“It's about his one-on-one meeting with Papadopoulos—and how he responded to what Papadopoulos told him on March 31, 2016. It's about what he told Jr. to do at the June '16 meeting. It's about Manafort offering private briefings. Telling Sessions to negotiate sanctions. And more.” [3]3Papadopoulos, Manafort, Sessions, Trump, Prince, Barrack, Flynn, Mueller, Gates, Kushner, KislyakTIHDC NatSec Meeting, Russia Sanctions, Mayflower Meeting, Back Door MeetingMSNBC, Trump Campaign839
Two possibilitiesApril 30, 2018“TWO POSSIBILITIES: (1) Trump gives an interview to Mueller and *definitely* gets impeached in 2019. (2) Trump refuses to give an interview to Mueller and *likely* gets impeached in 2019. I don't see a third possibility—at least with respect to Trump sitting down with Mueller.” [1]1Trump, MuellerImpeachment, SC Investigation840
Mueller's questionsApril 30, 2018“BREAKING: The Questions Mueller Wants to Ask the President About Obstruction Are Now Public” (unrolled) [11]11Mueller, Trump, Rogers, Pompeo, Coats, Putin, Flynn, Sessions, Gates, Gordon, Kushner, Prince, ManafortBack Channels, Seychelles, Russia Sanctions, RNC Plaform Change, I Love It Meeting, Back Door Meeting, SC Investigation, Gates Plea, Peace DealNYT841
Hoped. Instead, this.April 29, 2018“When it became clear that Trump was a threat to American values and global security, I dared to hope there would be a movement among Republicans to temporarily switch their registrations from Republican to Independent or Democratic to protest GOP leaders' inaction. Instead, this:” [2]2TrumpGOP, Dems842
Sessions knewApril 28, 2018“Sessions knew. He always knew. And those paying attention always said that he always knew. And Mueller knows that he knew. And Sessions will ultimately have to answer for what he knew and what he did with what he knew in a court of law.” [3]3Sessions, Mueller, Papadopoulos, Erickson, Page, Gordon, Phares, SchmitzBack Channels, HungaryRolling Stone, HPSCI, NRA843
Minority ReportApril 28, 2018“(THREAD) Yesterday I discussed all the bombshell revelations deeply damaging to Trump in the HPSCI Majority Report. But there are just as many in the HPSCI Minority Report—and I discuss them here in a deep dive into the timeline of Trump-Russia events. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [90]90Papadopoulos, Trump, Mifsud, Mueller, Putin, Clinton, Trump Jr., Goldstone, Aras Agalarov, Emin Agalarov, Steele, Manafort, Kushner, Clovis, Kislyak, Sessions, Toensing, diGenova, Torshin, Dearborn, Butina, Page, Flynn, Barrack, Gates, DaripaskaFavorite, Kislyak contacts, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Back Channels, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Steele Dossier, Greece, Moscow, NRA Meeting, Russia Sanctions, RNC Platform Change, I Love It Meeting, Back Door Meeting, WikiLeaks Leaks, Russia Cyberattack, Trump kompromat, Clinton kompromat, Speech Mention Timing, Legal, RNC Meeting, Senate Office Meeting, Banker Meeting, WikiLeaks Communications, Clovis TestimonyBack Channels List, Dossier ListBack Channels Top Pick, Dossier ListHPSCI, Russian MFA, GOP, Dems, Kremlin, Forbes, NYT, NatSec, NRA, FSB, GRU, RNC, FBI, WikiLeaks, Trump Admin844
Election - Key FactsApril 28, 2018“Some key facts: (1) Trump has willfully done *nothing* to protect America from Russian interference with the 2018 elections. (2) Trump has studiously avoided doing anything that would anger Putin. (3) Trump is unaccountably confident the GOP will do well in the 2018 elections.” [1]1Trump, PutinVoting Hack, Election System DefenseGOP, NYT, House, Senate845
Majority ReportApril 27, 2018“(THREAD) There are bombshell revelations deeply damaging to Trump in the just-released HPSCI report written by Trump's allies and agents in the House. This thread discusses them via a deep dive into the timeline of events the GOP now seeks to obscure. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled-36) [96]96Trump, Sessions, Kislyak, Papadopoulos, Mifsud, Flynn, Kushner, Veselnitskaya, Obama, Mueller, Page, Phares, Gordon , Gates, Nunes, Barrack, Manafort, Putin, Clovis, Ivanka, Toensing, diGenova, Prince, Cohen, Goldstone, Emin Agalarov, Kozhin, Jesus Christ, Trump Jr., Aras Agalarov, Sater, ComeyFavorite, Kislyak Contact, Trump Moscow Deal, Back Channels, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, True Pundit Hoax, Greece, Italy, Russia Sanctions, RNC Ukraine Platform Change, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Mayflower Meeting, I Love It Meeting, Back Door Meeting, Russian Cyberattack, Flynn Calls Kislyak, Senate Office Meeting, SF-86 Form, Dinner with Putin, Gates Plea, Papadopoulos Plea, Flynn Plea, Comey MemosBack Channels ListHPSCI, GOP, NatSec, SASC, Congress, Kathimerini, Kremlin, UN, House, Dems, RNC, DNC, Propublica, True Pundit, NYPost, HuffPo846
Easier to hackApril 26, 2018“But also, at least as our electoral infrastructure stands now, easier to hack. A whole election could turn on whatever the state with the weakest infrastructure is. It'd be a dream come true for the Russians—again, at least until we really focus as a nation on election security.” [2]2TrumpElection System Defense, Voting HackHill847
Pre-Russia probeApril 25, 2018“Turn on annotations and watch as, *pre-Russia probe*, a Hungarian businesswoman describes Trump "dragging" her toward him at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and asking her back to his Ritz hotel room—a room he now claims he didn't have that night.” [3]3Sarka, Trump, Schiller, SteeleSteele Dossier, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump kompromatYoutube, HuffPo848
Poll-tested messagesApril 25, 2018“So in... *squints* ...2014... Trump's... *squints* ... future Campaign CEO poll-tested messaging on Putin on American citizens. Got it. Definitely doesn't support the theory Trump decided to run in late 2013 and built a Russia policy while trying to make business deals in Russia.” [2]2Putin, Wylie, Bannon, CruzCA PsyOpsWaPo, CA849
One-on-oneApril 25, 2018“(1 of 2) Asha may be right. But I'd note Trump asked for this one-on-one; had just been told of a pending probe in which his name arose; then began discussing it with the lead investigator. His knowledge of the law would be established by his involvement in Flynn's situation.” [6]6Rangappa, Trump, Flynn, Mariotta, ComeyComey MemosFBI 850
Hasty exit?April 24, 2018“The Washington Post credulously says Trump made a "hasty exit" from Moscow the night of November 9, 2013 (after staying overnight November 8). But the after-party started at 1AM at the latest, and he left at 4AM—and somewhere in there *asked Kata Sarka to come to his hotel room*.” [2]2Trump, Sarka, PutinMiss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump kompromatWaPo, Google News851
Sarka, CEOApril 24, 2018“(CLARIFICATION) Reports have called Kata Sarka "Miss Hungary"—possibly because Trump thought she was a contestant when he propositioned her for sex the night of November 9-10, 2013—but she was CEO of Magyarország Szépe Kft., which ran MU 2013 in Hungary.” [2]2Sarka, TrumpMiss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump kompromatMagyarorszag Szepe, Yahoo, NY Daily News852
Why did he askApril 24, 2018“ATTENTION MEDIA: If Trump was telling Roberts the truth when he said he planned to leave Moscow directly from the Miss Universe after-party on the night of November 9-10, 2013, why did he ask Miss Hungary Kata Sarka to come to the Ritz for sex that night?” [2]2Trump, Sarka, RobertsMiss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump kompromatUS Magazine853
PretendedApril 24, 2018“BREAKING: Thomas Roberts (NBC) confirming Trump was in Moscow the night of November 8-9, 2013—but told Roberts he was leaving Moscow right from the Miss Universe after-party November 9—explains Trump's lie to Comey: he pretended the pee incident *had* to have been November 9-10.” [2]2Thomas Roberts, Trump, Comey, Emin AgalarovMiss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump kompromat, Comey MemosNBC854
FBI eyedApril 24, 2018“Another reason the FBI would have eyed the Trump campaign for treacherous collusion long before it saw the Steele dossier—not only had the FBI previously interviewed Trump's Campaign Manager, it had deleterious Russia-related intel on 40% of the first adds to Trump's NatSec team.” [2]2Trump, Steele, ManafortSteele DossierFBI, NatSec855
Hit-piece gremlinsApril 24, 2018“I'll admit I get cheesed when I consider that, after everything this feed has been saying for 15 months comes to be accepted—as much of it already has been—the hit-piece gremlins who defamed me (and others) for a year-plus will melt into the digital tundra with zero consequences.” [2]2Seth AbramsonJournalism856
Recovering skepticsApril 24, 2018“Retweeting this February thread for the folks from @ theintercept and other (now recovering) skeptics:” [2]2Trump, Glenn GreenwaldJournalismIntercept857
Trolled for saying itApril 24, 2018“What's that? I got trolled by writers for The Intercept for a year for saying the collusion case was strong, and now Jim Risen writes, "As I’ve dug deeper into the evidence, I've become convinced the case for collusion is much stronger than I thought"? OK.” [2]2Seth Abramson, Jim Risen, TrumpIntercept858
Same dayApril 24, 2018“I just noticed something: the *same day* then-candidate Trump had his first classified briefing on Russian crimes, Politico reports he "put in place a new leadership structure that appeared to minimize Manafort’s role." But Trump *wasn't briefed on Manafort*—so what did he know?” [2]2Trump, ManafortNBC, Politico859
Still waitingApril 24, 2018“I'm still waiting for someone to offer an explanation as to why Trump lying to the FBI on a fact material to a pending investigation is not a violation of federal criminal law. Mueller has already indicted several Trump compatriots for less egregious versions of the same conduct.” [8]8Trump, Mueller, Steele, Flynn, Comey, Papadopoulos, Van der ZwaanComey Memos, Legal, Impeachment, Trump kompromatFBI, DOJ860
Kompromat storyApril 23, 2018“(THREAD) A U.S. media outlet has FINALLY published in-depth reporting on the story I began researching 15 months ago: the Steele dossier's "kompromat" allegation. I break down the news and add significant context to the story in this thread—hope you'll RT.” (unrolled) [31]31Trump, Comey, Steele, Schiller, Sarka, Mueller, Obama, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Klyushin, Rykov, Paul Wood, Putin, RosensteinTrump kompromat, Comey Memos, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Steele Dossier, LegalMiss Universe List, Dossier List, Comey Memos ListMiss Universe Top Pick, Dossier Top Pick, Comey Memos Top PickBloomberg, Congress, BBC, Guardian, Trump Org, CIA, Holland & Knight, Cornell Law, DOJ861
A mixed bagApril 23, 2018“(1 of 2) Sessions' recusal was appropriate, his actions during the campaign inappropriate—possibly criminal. He post-recusal DOJ conduct—on Russia—has been a mixed bag, while his testimony post-campaign/post-recusal unethical at best and criminal at worst.” [3]3Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller, Clinton, TrumpDOJ, USA Today, FBI862
Continued crimingApril 23, 2018“I learned from years in courtrooms that certain criminal defendants will continue criming until someone stops them. The GOP *chose* to stand aside while Trump sold America's foreign policy for clandestine financial gain, and that's the "but for" cause of this criminal presidency.” [2]2Trump, PutinRussia Sanctions, LegalGOP, Hill, US Treasury, Kremlin863
Case ranked firstApril 22, 2018“Of all the Obstruction cases I ever worked, the current Obstruction case against Donald Trump would rank first by volume, quality, and duration of inculpatory evidence. The day Dan Henniger tries even a single Obstruction case is the day I care one whit for what he says on this.” [2]2Trump, Dan Henniger, Kim Strassel, Comey, MuellerComey Memos, LegalWSJ864
Foreclosure fuhrer April 22, 2018“Sean Hannity: The Foreclosure Führer. "Führer" just means "ruthless, tyrannical leader," so it fits here. Hannity presented himself as an all-American, blue collar-conscious guy, when in fact he was making tens of millions via shell corporations and foreclosures on poor people.” [2]2HannityFNC865
Into the next stageApril 22, 2018“(THREAD) As the Trump-Russia investigation moves into its next stage, America must change the way we think about and talk about the investigation. This *isn't* just a news story anymore, and that means media and non-media alike need a paradigm shift. I hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [51]51Trump, Mueller, Comey, KushnerJournalism, LegalUNH, Pratt Institute, FBI, DOJ, Dems, NYT, Twitter866
Ask me anythingApril 22, 2018“(THREAD) Ask me anything—on any topic. I'll try to answer as many questions as I can in an hour. If your question isn't answered, check the thread to see if I answered it there. Hope you'll RT this tweet for anyone you think might be interested. See my Twitter profile for my bio.” [3]3Seth AbramsonTwitter867
In a bad spotApril 21, 2018“(1 of 3) Sessions is in a bad spot, as his Congressional testimony confirms he was talking sanctions policy with Kislyak in a secret meeting (9/8/16) after Russian crimes had been revealed to Team Trump. So him standing by Rosenstein carries an implicit message: I will cooperate.” [3]3Sessions, Kislyak, Trump, RosensteinBack Channels, Kislyak contacts, Senate Office MeetingSASC868
Peddling a storyApril 21, 2018“As shocking as anything here is the revelation that—even as he was busy paying off Stormy Daniels—Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen was peddling a story to Trump (and possibly others) that Bill Clinton had had an affair and child with an African-American woman.” [2]2Daniels, Trump, Cohen, Bill Clinton, StoneStormy Liaison, Hush Money, Fake NewsNYT869
Maddow interviewApril 20, 2018“Great Comey interview by Maddow. Comey says he commissioned a probe of leaks to Giuliani by the NYC field office but was fired before he learned the result. Now he needs to explain who told the NYT that the leaks factored into his reasoning—he now says no.” [4]4Comey, Maddow, Giuliani, Comey, Clinton, McCabeTrue Pundit Hoax, Comey Letter, Comey Book, Emails, Comey FiredMSNBC, FBI, Youtube, Congress, NYFO 870
Significant passagesApril 19, 2018“(THREAD) This thread discusses the most significant passages in the just-released Comey Memos. I hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [51]51Comey, McCabe, Baker, Rybicki, Trump, Steele, Priebus, Pence, Obama, Clinton, Giuliani, Melania, Flynn, Putin, Abedin, Weiner, Kellogg, Schiller, Millian, SarkaMiss Universe Moscow 2013, Steele Dossier, True Pundit Hoax, Trump kompromat, Clinton kompromat, FISA, Impeachment, Emails, Comey MemosComey Memos ListComey Memos Top PickFBI, BBC, NYFO, WH, Guardian, Trump Org, GOP871
Hired a witnessApril 19, 2018“So Trump has just hired, as his new attorney, an almost certain witness in the Mueller probe. That means he will be paying money to, and sharing his own confidential testimony with, a fellow Mueller witness. This is both Obstruction and Witness Tampering. But hey, who's counting?” [2]2Trump, Mueller, Giuliani, ClintonTrue Pundit Hoax, Legal872
Excellent newsApril 19, 2018“This is excellent news. It gives Rosenstein some job security (possibly short-lived) even as it means *absolutely nothing* for the certainty that Donald Trump will eventually face impeachable offenses.” [3]3Rosenstein, Trump, MuellerLegalAxios, FBI, DOJ873
More backchannelsApril 19, 2018“Yep. Also *two* Trump business partners: Sater The Agalarovs And the list could go on. Torshin sought to build a backchannel. Perhaps Schmitz or Gordon, if—and we don't know this, by any means—either/both met a Russian via the Hungarian ambassador while in Hungary, as Page did.” [2]2Trump, Sater, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Schmitz, Gordon, Page, Stone, Manafort, Guccifer 2.0, Cohen, Virginia Heffernan, TorshinBack Channels, Hungary, WikiLeaks CommunicationWikiLeaks, Guccifer 2.0874
Interviewing ComeyApril 19, 2018“Were I interviewing Comey, I'd focus entirely on his contradictory answers on what he did after learning in early October (a) there were Clinton emails on Weiner's PC (b) FBI agents were reviewing them. It was a case of national—*generational*—importance: why did never follow up?” [3]3Comey, Clinton, WeinerEmailsFBI875
Illicit backchannelsApril 19, 2018“(1 of 2) Here's what's odd about the Bloomberg report on Manafort working on a illicit "backchannel" to the Kremlin. We know for certain Jared Kushner sought to do that (December 2016 at the latest). We know Flynn did (December 2016 at the latest). Papadopoulos did. Don Jr. did.” [2]2Manafort, Kushner, Flynn, Papadopoulos, Trump Jr., Page, Sessions, KislyakBack ChannelsBloomberg, Kremlin, DOJ, SASC876
One justice systemApril 19, 2018“I told a group of students and faculty at The Pratt Institute on Tuesday that in nearly a decade of representing criminal defendants in three state and federal jurisdictions, I almost never represented one who didn't want to fire their prosecutor and move on from the prosecution.” [2]2TrumpPratt Institute, GOP, Hill877
Crimes anywhereApril 19, 2018“On MSNBC, @ AlanDersh says "you can find crimes anywhere, if you look hard enough. Money laundering, bank fraud..." This is Exhibit A of a lawyer who's represented so few average Americans lately he forgets crimes of the SORT we're discussing now CAN'T be found for almost ANYONE.” [4]4DershowitzLegalLegal ListLegal Top PickMSNBC878
Lies yet to processApril 19, 2018“We've yet to process how many times Cohen—with Trump's knowledge—lied to us. 2/19/17: Cohen tells NYT "the Trump Org received a letter of intent for a project in Moscow...but determined that the project was not feasible." 8/28/17: Cohen admits Trump signed the letter of intent.” [2]2Cohen, TrumpTrump Tower MoscowNYT, Trump Org879
Infested / breedingApril 19, 2018“A day before the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, a U.S. president messaged 50 million people to complain that certain "infested" areas of his country are serving as "breeding" sites for a minority population he disfavors. That's exactly how the Germans saw Warsaw.” [2]2Trump, Jerry Brown, HitlerCA880
Besides to ABCApril 18, 2018“Besides to ABC, here's Comey telling NPR that "I think it was McCabe" who told "[me] in the first week of October that there may be some connection between Weiner's laptop that was seized in a criminal case in New York and the Clinton email investigation."” [4]4Comey, McCabe, Weiner, Clinton, Terry Gross, HorowitzABC, NPR881
Quoting ComeyApril 18, 2018“(1 of 2) To all who asked: I was quoting Comey: "Somebody in the beginning of October sometime mentioned to me that there may be a connection between emails found on Weiner's laptop and the Clinton email investigation....I think it was Andy McCabe, but I'm not certain."” [2]2Comey, Weiner, Clinton, McCabe, HorowitzEmail882
Comey ignored him?April 18, 2018“THE MOST IMPORTANT WORDS Comey has said in the past year are the ones no one's talking about: ProPublica was right, McCabe *did* tell Comey there were Clinton emails on Weiner's PC *36 days before the election*. And Comey *ignored him* because "how could that be possible." (WTF?)” [6]6Comey, McCabe, Clinton, Weiner, HorowitzEmailProPublica, FBI883
McConnell's standApril 18, 2018“Q: Why won't McConnell let the Senate vote on a bill to protect Mueller, given Trump tried to fire him last summer, said he wanted to fire him in December, asked for legal advice on firing him, and commended people who said he should fire him? A: A Trump veto proves he's guilty.” [4]4McConnell, Mueller, Trump, Coons, TillisSC InvestigationSenate, DOJ884
Flipper worriesApril 18, 2018“Remember that, according to NBC (Fineman), Donald Trump has told friends that if Paul Manafort were to flip on him he would be *very* worried. So we've already crossed the bridge at which certain of these villains have made clear that people who flip on them can do great damage.” [3]3Trump, Fineman, Manafort, ScaramucciNBC, MSNBC885
"Now" against itApril 18, 2018“Trump is "now" against being interviewed by Mueller Wish I'd called this in June of 2017 Oh wait” [2]2Trump, Mueller, CohenCohen FBI RaidWaPo, FBI886
Hannity chat ASAPApril 17, 2018“QUESTION: The Post says Hannity and Trump talk several times a week and often discuss the Trump-Russia probe. Trump can't claim his conversations with Hannity are privileged, as Hannity isn't an immediate advisor within his government. So why doesn't Mueller talk to Hannity ASAP?” [3]3Hannity, Trump, MuellerWaPo, FNC887
Case-in-pointApril 17, 2018“CASE-IN-POINT: Hannity's lawyer Cohen brought a key piece of Trump-Russia evidence—his passport—on-air. Hannity didn't open it or ask for an accounting of its contents. Any other media personality would've—but Hannity knew if Cohen went down it'd hurt him.” [5]5Hannity, Cohen, MuellerSteele Dossier, Back Channels, PragueCNN, Youtube, Buzzfeed, FNC888
A *tiny* victoryApril 16, 2018“The judge declined a motion for special master, declined at TRO motion, put off a motion for injunctive relief, and will let Cohen—and Trump via Cohen—review docs to see if/where they'll assert privilege. Then the judge makes the call. So—a *tiny* victory.” [4]4Judge Kimba Wood, Cohen, Trump, Broidy, DanielsStormy Liaison, Cohen FBI Raid, NY Corruption Investigation, Hush MoneyCNN, GOP, SDNY889
Hannity's fell swoopApril 16, 2018“In one fell swoop, Hannity: 1 Says Cohen lied to a federal court about being his lawyer 2 Says any docs about him the feds seized aren't privileged 3 Makes himself a witness for Mueller 4 Revealed an undisclosed on-air conflict of interest 5 Contradicts what he said on the radio” [1]1Hannity, Cohen, MuellerFNC890
Has to fire HannityApril 16, 2018“Fox News has to fire Hannity. You can't have a host who interviews his own lawyer on TV without disclosing it, and who interviews a politician he's regularly advising on policy without disclosing it, and not become state television rather than a "news outlet" measured by Nielsen.” [3]3Hannity, CohenFNC, Neilson891
Deport or jailApril 16, 2018“(h/t DM) Nastya Rybka was first charged with a status offense whose worst punishment was deportation. Then, per CNN (April 5), a mystery person came forward with allegations of prostitution, and now—mirabile dictu!—Putin's "problem" is facing 2 to 6 years.” [2]2Rybka, PutinCNN892
Mystery deathApril 16, 2018“BREAKING: An agent of the Kremlin, or else someone seeking to curry favor with the Kremlin, appears to have murdered a journalist investigating "allegations made by a Belarusian escort known as Nastya Rybka" about a Manafort-Deripaska-Putin backchannel.” [3]3Rybka, Manafort, Deripaska, Putin, Maxim Borodin, Vyacheslav Bashkov, NavalnyKremlin, BBC893
Comey confirmsApril 16, 2018“In December 2016, I published three long articles on the NYC FBI ("Trumplandia") conspiracy that Comey *finally* acknowledged last night. Everything I wrote was confirmed yesterday. To read the original essays, start here and see the links in paragraph 3:” [3]3Comey, Trump, Prince, Giuliani, Trump Jr., Bannon, FlynnTrue Pundit Hoax, Clinton kompromat, Fake News, EmailsHoax ListFBI, HuffPo, Breitbart, NatSec, Twitter894
Interview takeawaysApril 16, 2018“5 COMEY INTERVIEW TAKEAWAYS 1 McCabe told Comey of the Clinton emails ASAP. 2 Pro-Trump FBI agents sat on the emails for 24 days. 3 Email review would've ended 10/12 if not for these rogue agents. 4 Comey wrote Congress under duress from these agents. 5 The IG knows all of this.” [1]1McCabe, Comey, Clinton, Trump, HorowitzTrue Pundit Hoax, Comey LetterFBI, Congress895
Known shenanigansApril 15, 2018“It's clear that James Comey KNOWS there were shenanigans going on at the FBI between October 3 and October 27, because for his team to sit on *650,000 emails* for *24 days* and then (by the way, *falsely*) say "we can't review these by Election Day" is 100%, straight-up insanity.” [6]6Comey, Weiner, Lynch, Clinton, Trump, StephanopoulosTrue Pundit Hoax, Comey Book, Emails, Clinton kompromatHoax ListFBI, NYFO896
Where likely ends upApril 15, 2018“Comey: "If you've been investigating something for almost a year and you don't have a general sense of where it's likely to end up, you should be fired because you're incompetent." I was an investigator—and Comey here succinctly explains why my feed is as it is. Very grateful.” [3]3Comey, Seth Abramson, Mueller897
Five pithy Comey ?sApril 15, 2018“FIVE PITHY COMEY QUESTIONS 1 When did you learn of the emails on Weiner’s PC? 2 Why not ask Huma for permission to search? 3 Why did you doubt the FBI could check the emails by 11/8? 4 Why did your pledge to Congress trump FBI rules? 5 Did field office leaks inform your actions?” [2]2Comey, AbedineEmails, Comey LetterFBI, Congress898
Apples and orangesApril 15, 2018“I think Asha's right. I also think Comey and Lynch's disagreement over the language in a press release isn't analagous to the President of the United States asking Comey to "let go" a criminal investigation into matters for which the POTUS was a chief witness. Apples and oranges.” [2]2Maria Bartiromo, Asha Rangappa, Comey, Lynch, Trump, Clinton899
Concealment?April 15, 2018“I like Comey, but what I struggle with is stuff like this: "[my] concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation..." When did following longstanding FBI protocol about not discussing ongoing investigations become "concealment"? What?” [3]3Comey, Clinton, TrumpEmailsFBI, Clinton Foundation900
Comey defends FBI 2April 15, 2018“(THREAD) In Part 2 of my thread on Comey's efforts to the defend the FBI, I explain how the just-released IG report confirms that Comey's defense of the FBI *wrongly* implies a pro-Clinton—rather than pro-Trump—FBI conspiracy to influence the election. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [32]32Comey, Trump, Clinton, Horowitz, McCabe, Giuliani, Flynn, Trump Jr., Lynch, Garner, Weiner, Prince, BannonTrue Pundit Hoax, Fake News, Emails, Clinton kompromat, Comey Letter, McCabe IG Report, Comey BookMcCabe IG Report List, Hoax ListMcCabe IG Report Top Pick, Hoax Top PickFBI, OIG, NYFO, Congress, True Pundit, Judicial Watch, WSJ, Clinton Foundation901
Comey defends FBI 1April 15, 2018“(THREAD) The timeline of events leading up to the 2016 election confirms that Jim Comey's account of why he wrote the now-infamous "Comey Letter" on October 28, 2016 is untrue. But it's the FBI, not himself, Comey is protecting. This thread explains. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [57]57Comey, Clinton, McCabe, Weiner, Trump, Giuliani, Kallstrom, Horowitz, Leahy, Abedine, Prince, Bannon, Trump Jr., FlynnComey Book, Comey Letter, True Pundit Hoax, Emails, Comey Testimony, Comey Firing, Fake News, Clinton kompromatHoax ListHoax Top PickFBI, Congress, NYT, ProPublica, Judicial Watch, WSJ, NYFO, True Pundit, Trump Campaign, NYPD902
Libby pardonApril 14, 2018“The message Trump is sending via the Libby pardon ISN'T a message to Flynn, Papadopoulos or Gates. People realize those men have already dished to Mueller, right? The message he's sending is to Hicks, Clovis, Lewandowski, Cohen, other aides: you can lie to Mueller with impunity.” [2]2Trump, Libby, Flynn, Papadopoulos, Gates, Mueller, Hicks, Clovis, Lewandowski, Cohen, diGenova, Toensing, Boris and Natasha, PrincePardonCongress903
Friendship & $ offerApril 13, 2018“BREAKING: The president just offered friendship and—I think it's clear—*money* to Russia in a statement that was supposed to unambiguously condemn Russia for its significant culpability in the commission of a war crime. I'm speechless.” [3]3Trump, Putin904
Syrian wag-the-dogApril 13, 2018“Syria needs to be dealt with. But any military decisions Trump makes under these circumstances will be presumed fraudulent by the nation and the world. This is wag-the-dog shenanigans and everybody knows it.” [2]2Trump905
Same intel unitApril 13, 2018“BREAKING: The Trump Tower Moscow deal that Trump was negotiating with Russia *while running for president* was being negotiated with agents of the same Russian intelligence unit that declared cyberwar on the 2016 election and whose aid Trump later solicited at a press conference.” [2]2Trump, Cohen, SaterTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Russia CyberattackGRU906
Two basic premisesApril 13, 2018“Hey, guess what? Everything that's happened over the last year makes sense if you accept two basic premises that Mueller already has: (1) Trump is a criminal; so is much of his crew. (2) Trump's crew did all they did involving Russia not randomly but with Trump's knowledge.” [1]1Mueller, Trump907
Treasonous conductApril 13, 2018“BREAKING: Remember how Trump said he confronted Cohen about the alleged trip to Prague and Cohen showed him his passport and confirmed he'd never gone? Either Cohen lied to the president or the president lied to the nation about an allegation of treasonous conduct by his lawyer.” [2]2Trump, CohenBack Channels, Prague908
Gravest dangerApril 13, 2018“Trump sees Cohen flipping as the biggest possible threat to him of any of the threats out there, and Cohen is in more *immediate* danger from SDNY than Robert Mueller. That's all this is. Trump well knows that the gravest danger to *him* (and his presidency) comes from Mueller.” [3]3Trump, Cohen, MuellerNY Corruption Investigation, Trump kompromat, Hush MoneySDNY, NYT, FBI909
Journalists followingApril 13, 2018“The MINIMUM number of journalists from the following publications that follow this feed (from a Twitter-profile review): CNN: 62 NBC: 50* BBC: 49 The New York Times: 30 CBC: 28 The Washington Post: 27 NPR: 20 CBS: 18 The Wall Street Journal: 18 AP: 16 Reuters: 13 *All networks.” [6]6JournalismCNN, NBC, BBC, NYT, CBC, WaPo, NPR, CBS, WSJ, AP, Reuters, FNC, WH, Bloomberg, VICE, Buzzfeed, Irish Times, Atlantic, Quartz, Forbes, Politico, Sky News, USA Today910
Phones tapped?April 13, 2018“I'm getting asked a lot of questions about whether the FBI may have tapped Cohen's phones. I'm guessing that the answer is no, as under these circumstances that would require a filter team (not the attorneys prosecuting Cohen) to monitor Cohen's calls for an indeterminate period.” [2]2Cohen, TrumpNY Corruption InvestigationFBI, SDNY911
Particularly unhingedApril 13, 2018“This is... like... *particularly* unhinged? Am I right?” [2]2Trump, Comey, McCabe, ClintonMcCabe IG ReportDOJ912
Trolls out in forceApril 13, 2018“The right-wing trolls are out in force today as America slowly comes to the realization that—as the CIA told the BBC in January '17 (see below)—there are multiple compromising tapes of Donald Trump, from multiple locations in Russia, in Putin's possession.” [4]4Trump, Putin, Paul Wood, Comey, Sarka, SchillerMiss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump kompromatCIA, BBC, FBI,Trump Org913
Getting readyApril 12, 2018“Trump's lawyers were "getting ready" to make a proposal to Mueller about an interview—after Trump freely offered one A YEAR AGO—in the same way Trump was "thinking about" asking Comey to investigate the dossier. Some bad, over-credulous reporting tonight.” [9]9Trump, Mueller, ComeySteele Dossier, Comey Book, JournalismCNN, FBI914
Thinking of askingApril 12, 2018“(MISLEADING HEADLINE) This story says Trump was "thinking" of asking Comey to investigate the allegation, which is what you'd do if you knew it was true but wanted to pretend you didn't. Be wary of media reporting that Trump *did* ask Comey to investigate.” [4]4Comey, Trump, Melania, SteeleComey Book, Steele Dossier, Trump kompromat, JournalismNYPost, FBI915
Man behind runApril 12, 2018“NOTE: Michael Cohen was, in 2011, called "the man behind Donald Trump's 2012 presidential campaign." So in 2013, when Trump decided he'd run in 2016, Cohen was presumably the "man behind" that run also. That's why he had polls in the field in May of 2013.” [3]3Trump, Cohen, Obama, Mueller, Trump Jr., IvankaFBI Cohen RaidDems, ABC, CNN, CBC916
Knew when?April 12, 2018“Trump agents and enablers AMI catching and killing a story about Trump having an illegitimate child from a doorman for $30,000 in LATE 2013 is further confirmation that when Trump went to Moscow in November 2013 his closest allies knew he was running. We will learn Putin did too.” (unrolled) [11]11Trump, Putin, Cohen, Bannon, MuellerTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Trump kompromatAMI, FNC, CA917
Historic swindleApril 11, 2018“One day someone will do an accounting of the *total* amount we Americans paid Donald Trump and his fat-cat cronies to continue living (and on the public dime) in "the manner to which they had become accustomed," and it will be a *nine-figure* sum. One of history's great swindles.” [2]2Trump, Mnuchin, Melania918
Ready yourself, USAApril 11, 2018“Ready yourself, America. When Donald Trump declares himself above the law, it will not be with a public declaration saying so in those terms, but an AP report announcing that Rod Rosenstein and/or Bob Mueller has been fired, putting Trump above any oversight by law enforcement.” [2]2Trump, Rosenstein, Mueller, Comey, Sessions, diGenovaSC InvestigationAP, FNC919
Fully vindicated?April 11, 2018“I can't express to anyone reading this the lack of experience in criminal law and criminal investigation a person would have to have to write an article that posits a scenario in which Donald Trump is "fully vindicated." What follows is comedy writing, not a political editorial.” [2]2Trump, Mueller, Rosenstein, ComeyJournalism, Legal, Comey FiringPolitico, GOP, Dems920
GOP cared not at allApril 11, 2018“When the Access Hollywood tape came out, I said to my wife that Trump was done and the election over, as there was no way the GOP would stand by Trump after *that* tape and *19 credible allegations* of sexual misconduct. But they did. The GOP cared *not at all*, as it turned out.” [2]2Trump, CohenTrump kompromatGOP921
Suppress release?April 11, 2018“BREAKING:” [2]2Cohen, TrumpTrump kompromatCNN, NYT, FBI922
On FBI's Cohen raidApril 11, 2018“I spoke to the CBC for this story on the raid on Michael Cohen's hotel room and office. Hope you'll check it out.” [7]7Cohen, Trump, Jim Trusty, Putin, FlynnFBI Cohen Raid, Legal, Russia Sanctions, Peace DealCBC, FBI, Trump Org923
Why so worried?April 11, 2018“Trump says he never had any relationship with Stormy Daniels, and that he had no knowledge of any contact between his lawyer and Daniels, so why in the world does he have any concerns whatsoever about any documents relating to Daniels the FBI may have taken from Cohen's office?” [4]4Trump, Daniels, Cohen, McDougal, Comey, MuellerFBI Cohen Raid, Stormy Liaison, Trump kompromatFBI, DOJ924
Proximity privilegeApril 10, 2018“This is a man who cares *so* much about attorney-client privilege that his family has infamously produced the most hilariously wrong interpretation of the privilege ever (which *any* attorney could have told them): anything anyone says with an attorney in the room is privileged.” [2]2Trump925
Re-upped threadApril 9, 2018“I'm re-upping this 2017 thread on whether Trump can fire Mueller, and what we should do if he does. Notes: (1) Brand has since resigned, likely to avoid the situation I describe here; (2) this was written as a rumor was going through Congress that Trump was about to fire Mueller.” [1]1Trump, Mueller, BrandSC InvestigationOSC, Congress926
Keep it downApril 9, 2018“MEDIA: Get on this already. "I've wanted to keep it down" is another Lester Holt moment for Trump, and I can't find any media coverage of it. The man just admitted to trying to "keep down" the Mueller investigation, which no jury in America would much distinguish from "obstruct."” [5]5Lester Holt, Trump, Mueller, CohenFBI Cohen RaidWH, Axios927
Implicated by thenApril 9, 2018“The GOP is missing an opportunity to investigate and impeach Trump on a matter—conspiracy to commit bank fraud and violate election laws—that doesn't implicate the RNC. If they wait for Mueller to report on Russia to support impeachment, the RNC may have been implicated by then.” [2]2Trump, Mueller, Cohen, Gates, BroidyImpeachmentGOP, RNC, NRA928
Not privilegedApril 9, 2018“IMPORTANT: 3 days ago, Trump said Cohen set up the Daniels agreement without telling him. Cohen thus wasn't acting as Trump's lawyer in that matter. That means any documents relating to the agreement may not be attorney-client privileged. And that's *most* of what the FBI wanted.” [2]2Trump, Daniels, CohenStormy Liaison, LegalFBI929
What you say whenApril 9, 2018“This is what you say when your sightline has never been obstructed by a book on the law” [2]2Trump, IngrahamLegal, FBI Cohen Raid930
Televised confessionApril 9, 2018“BREAKING: How is this NOT a televised confession of Obstruction of Justice by a U.S. president? "It's a total witch hunt. I've been saying it for a long time. I've wanted to keep it down." "I've wanted to keep it down"? WHAT? This happened this hour.” [3]3Trump, SessionsCohen FBI RaidGOP931
Referred by MuellerApril 9, 2018“Contra CNN, MSNBC says this was a new SDNY case, i.e. referred by Mueller but possibly not part of his primary investigation.” [8]8Mueller, Cohen, Daniels, Bill Kristol, Matthew MillerStormy Liaison, Cohen FBI Raid, PardonCNN, MSNBC, SDNY932
Compel diGenovaApril 8, 2018“A reader makes a FASCINATING point: diGenova said he has a conflict and can't represent Trump, so presumably any conversations they're having aren't privileged. So—this reader was asking, and wisely, I think—why couldn't Bob Mueller COMPEL diGenova to reveal what Trump told him?” [3]3diGenova, Trump, Mueller, Daniels, Clovis, Corallo, PrinceLegal, Stormy Liaison933
Rhetorical questionApril 8, 2018“My question was rhetorical. I'm a former criminal attorney and investigator, I know Bronston v. U.S., and I was kicking off a thread about the very bad perjury analyses on Lawfare. I apologize for being too cute in my wording, but the simple fact is that Lawfare is wrong on this.” [3]3Susan Hennessey, SessionsLegal, Journalism, Sessions TestimonyLawfare934
How not perjury?April 8, 2018“Someone please explain this statement to me: "Sessions' Senate testimony probably wasn't actual perjury." Sessions twice prepared to be asked about Russia meetings by Congress, got asked direct questions on that very topic, and lied. What do Lawfare editors think "willful" means?” (unrolled) [20]20Susan Hennessey, Sessions, Kislyak, Papadopoulos, Page, Mueller, Comey, Trump, Bharara, Franken, ChristKislyak contacts, Back Channels, Moscow, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Comey Firing, Legal, Sessions Testimony, JournalismLegal List, Sessions Testimony ListLegal Top Pick, Sessions Testimony Top PickHill, Senate, Congress, Lawfare, Kremlin, CNN, SASC, Twitter, NatSec935
LaBella & CohenApril 7, 2018“To summarize this poorly written article: 1. Chuck LaBella may have information about Trump's 2013 contacts with Putin and Russian prostitutes in Moscow. 2. Trump's lawyer Cohen used another attorney, Davidson, as he did with Stormy Daniels, to try to kill the story via payoff.” [5]5LaBella, Trump, Putin, Cohen, Davidson, Daniels, MacDougalMiss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Trump kompromatHill, CIA, BBC936
Peddling fake emailsApril 6, 2018“(THREAD) Erik Prince—former business partner of Joseph Schmitz—was peddling fake Clinton emails via Steve Bannon's Breitbart 96 hours before Election Day. We just learned an hour ago that Schmitz spent the summer of 2016 peddling fake Clinton emails, too.” [14]14Schmitz, Prince, Clinton, Bannon, Weiner, Peter Smith, Comey, Orban, Putin, Mueller, Giuliani, Flynn, Trump, SteeleTrue Pundit Hoax, Fake News, Hacked Emails, Clinton kompromat, WikiLeaks Leaks, Prince TestimonyTrue Pundit Hoax LisTrue Pundit Hoax Top PickBreitbart, NYPD, Hill, Congress, Campaign, FBI, State, NatSec, HuffPo, WikiLeaks937
Schmitz strange storyApril 6, 2018“BREAKING: Two days ago I said we'd soon hear much more about Joe Schmitz. I didn't know it'd be *this* soon. This is a strange story we'll eventually get more details on. There's clearly much more to this—and it may yet involve Peter Smith and Erik Prince.” ( ) [11]11Schmitz, Smith, Prince, Trump, Clinton, Comey, Flynn, Putin, Gordon, Papadopoulos, KislyakKislyak Contacts, Back Channels, Hungary, Mayflower Meeting, Russia Cyberattack, Legal, Hacked Emails, Fake NewsFBI, Hill, NatSec, FSB938
Prince a top targetApril 6, 2018“This feed live-tweeted Prince's lies to Congress months ago; now those chickens are coming home to roost. Mueller may see a benefit in waiting to bring (first) charges against Prince, but I'm not sure what it'd be. Prince looks to be a top Mueller target.” [2]2Prince, Mueller, TrumpPrince TestimonyPrince Testimony ListPrince Testimony Top PickCongress, Daily Beast, Blackwater939
Fow what does he repApril 5, 2018“So Cohen doesn't work for Trump Org; he's not on Trump's Russia-probe legal team; but Trump *really* wants to be sure you know that Cohen is his attorney. Is he just underscoring his belief anything he ever said to Cohen is privileged? If not, what is Cohen representing Trump on?” [4]4Cohen, Trump, Daniels, MuellerLegal, Stormy LiaisonTrump Org940
Trading intelligenceApril 5, 2018“(BREAKING) OMG. It may not be immediate, or anything like it, but I don't know how Jared doesn't go down for this eventually. Especially as there's reason to think he believed he would benefit financially from giving classified intelligence to the Saudis.” [4]4Kushner, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)Intelligence SharedDaily Mail941
RIP GOP law-&-orderApril 5, 2018“RICH LOWRY of NATIONAL REVIEW: "President Trump’s Attitude Toward Special Counsel Mueller Should Be, 'Come and Get Me, Copper'" RIP GOP, self-described "law-and-order" party (1964—2018).” [3]3Rich Lowry, Trump, Mueller, RosensteinNational Review, GOP, WH, Politico942
Manafort pipelineApril 5, 2018“This article is relevant in a few ways: it ties Manafort to fake news campaigns; ties him to oppo Clinton research; and confirms a Manafort-Breitbart pipeline. Putin likely knew all this when Trump showed up in Moscow in 2013 wanting to run for president.” [2]2Manafort, Clinton, Putin, Trump, Deripaska, KilimnikFake News, Clinton kompromatGuardian, Breitbart, Kremlin943
Weapons dealsApril 4, 2018“In 2012, George NADER was brokering a weapons deal in which Russian arms would go to Iraq. In 2013, Trump NatSec adviser Joe SCHMITZ was brokering a weapons deal in which Russian arms would go to Syria. I hope Mueller's looking at any possible connections.” (unrolled) [11]11Nader, Schmitz, Mueller, Trump, Putin, Page, Orban, Papadopoulos, Sater, ClovisBack Channels, Hungary, UAE, Mayflower MeetingNatSec, Quartz, NYT, FSB944
Virtual dinner?April 4, 2018“Has anyone considered the possibility Roger Stone communicated with Julian Assange on August 3, 2016 by means other than direct contact, e.g. Skype? A sharp reader points out that the popular fixation with Stone having to physically be in a room with Assange is very last century.” [3]3Stone, AssangeBack Channels, WikiLeaks CommunicationSkype945
Trump not targetApril 3, 2018“To be clear, there are no circumstances under which Mueller could have named Trump as a target right now; it'd be as good as saying Mueller thinks Trump committed a crime (and given the present menu of crimes, an impeachable one) months before he's ready.” (unrolled) [21]21Mueller, Trump, Rosenstein, FlynnLegal, SC Investigation, ImpeachmentWaPo, DOJ, HJC, WH, OSC946
Doctored image?April 3, 2018“Either this is a doctored image or Stone's passport-"proven" claim he never left America between 2010 and 2017 except to go to the Bahamas (2010) and Romania (2017) is false. It's no wonder Mueller is investigating Stone and—per Nunberg—considering criminal charges against him.” [6]6Mueller, Stone, Nunberg, AssangeBack Channels, WikiLeaks Communication947
Passport alibiApril 3, 2018“UPDATE: Roger Stone has provided an 8/3/16 ticket for an LA-Miami flight that says "Roger" on it and a page from his passport (2010, Bahamas; 2017, Romania). Do I think Stone met Assange? No. Do I think he was involved in dirty tricks and may have lied to investigators? Possible.” [2]2Stone, Assange, Cohen, ManafortBack Channels, WikiLeaks Communication948
Dinner with AssangeApril 3, 2018“PLEASE RT if you'd like Roger Stone—who *loves* to post videos, record editorials, and tweet about the Russia probe—to publicly offer America an alibi for his whereabouts on August 3, 2016. He emailed a close friend to say he dined with Julian Assange that night—now he denies it.” [3]3Stone, Assange, NunbergBack Channels, WikiLeaks Communication949
VdZ sentencedApril 3, 2018“This is a good reminder that federal sentencing is more draconian than state sentencing. It is very hard for a first-time nonviolent offender to get jail or prison time, even "just" a month, in most states.” [3]3Van der Zwann, Kilimnik, Gates, MuellerVan der Zwann Sentence, Legal950
Subjective POVsApril 3, 2018“What @ jeffzeleny gets wrong here—and many in media forget—is CNN is a journalistic enterprise that does more than hard news reporting. So yes, reporters like Jeff are objective. But CNN has every right/responsibility to have non-reporter journalists with subjective perspectives.” [4]4Jeff Zeleny, TrumpJournalismCNN951
Floated as AGApril 3, 2018“Scott Pruitt looks to be incompetent and corrupt. Yet Trump is encouraging him and offering him his support. Wondering why? Well, don't forget Pruitt was floated as a replacement for Sessions if Trump fires him. Think Trump would benefit from (another) incompetent, corrupt AG?” [9]9Pruitt, Trump, Sessions, Mueller, Shulkin, McMasterSC InvestigationPolitico952
Caveat lectorApril 2, 2018“ThinkProgress isn't a reliable outlet—as I know from firsthand experience. If this story is followed up on and reported as accurate from an actual media outlet, it will be significant and confirm that Sessions is indeed a primary target for Bob Mueller. Until then, caveat lector.” [3]3Mueller, Sessions, Papadopoulos, Mangiante, Wilson, BertrandThinkProgress953
Mueller's authorityApril 3, 2018“This breaking news from CNN means two things: first, Paul Manafort's argument that Mueller has no authority to investigate him is dispelled; second, the argument that Mueller has exceeded his authority is now made impossible by a redacted addendum to Mueller's authorizing letter.” [3]3Manafort, Mueller, Rosenstein, TrumpCNN954
FSB's European HQApril 2, 2018“FSB's European HQ is in Hungary. Hungary's leader is a Putin pal who gave an unusual campaign endorsement of Trump. Erik Prince was in Hungary. Trump NatSec advisers Page & Schmitz met the Hungarian ambassador in Hungary—& Sessions met the ambassador too?” [5]5Putin, Trump, Prince, Page, Schmitz, Sessions, Kislyak, Gorka, Gordon, PapadopoulosKislyak Contacts, Back Channels, Greece, Hungary, Page TestimonyFSB, NatSec, Atlantic, Congress, Kremlin955
Who orchestrated?April 1, 2018“A question no one ever answers for me: if Trump DIDN'T orchestrate all the bizarre events no one would have randomly thought up themselves—Kushner, Kislyak, and the Russian SCIF; Prince seeking a Trump-Putin backchannel in the Seychelles; Don Jr. hunting for Clinton dirt—who DID?” [3]3Trump, Kushner, Kislyak, Putin, Prince, Trump Jr., ClintonKislyak Contacts, Back Channels, Seychelles, I Love It Meeting, Clinton kompromat956
Something oddApril 1, 2018“(1 of 2) Here's something odd: Trump linked to a Fox News article—which was a re-publication of a Washington Examiner article—on the day Comey wrote his letter to Congress that changed the course of the election. Fox News has deleted the article; so has The Washington Examiner.” [4]4Trump, Comey, ClintonComey LetterFNC, Washington Examiner, Congress, FBI957
T-R ExhaustionApril 1, 2018“(THREAD) If you or someone you know suffers from Trump-Russia exhaustion, please read and RT this. Trump's strategy is to get us to cease caring about his coordination with Russia because investigating it takes too long. A long thread may seem an unusual antidote, but try it out.” (unrolled) [69]69Trump, Mueller, McGahn, Clinton, Putin, George Bush, Steele, Nunes, Papadopoulos, Flynn, Gates, Manafort, Page, Clovis, Nader, Kushner, Trump Jr., Sessions, Gordon, Benedict Arnold, Deripaska, @Khanoisseur, @SkeddyRuxypin, @MoreLes101, Aras Agalarov, ObamaMiss Universe Moscow 2013, Steele Dossier, RNC Platform Change, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Mayflower Meeting, Legal, Journalism, Impeachment, Miss USA Las Vegas 2013, EmailsPolitico, Congress, WH, FBI, NYT, Buzzfeed, SSCI, HPSCI, HCOGR, SJC, GOP, Senate, House, WaPo, Dems, DOJ, Kremlin958
McCabe not leakerMarch 31, 2018“Judicial Watch has the McCabe-Comey emails, and they suggest candor on McCabe's part—which may be why Comey is equivocal on what McCabe said. (And understand that McCabe is *not* the FBI leaker Comey was worried about when he wrote his letter to Congress.)” [4]4McCabe, Comey, Manu Raju, WeinerTrue Pundit Hoax, Comey LetterCNN, FBI, Judicial Watch, Congress959
In investigative lullMarch 31, 2018“I gave an interview with Columbia Univ. researchers yesterday and said all indications are that Trump's 2019 impeachment will be (by DC standards) bipartisan. Right now we're in an investigative lull; on the other side of this are months of revelations that will rock the country.” [2]2Trump, AbramsonImpeachmentColumbia University960
Malloch subpoenaedMarch 31, 2018“Mueller Subpoenas Roger Stone-linked Academic Ted Malloch, a Former Trump Campaign Advisor Described As a Trump "Insider" and "Favorite"” [3]3Stone, Mueller, Malloch, Trump, Farage, Assange, Guccifer 2.0961
In plain sightMarch 29, 2018“On July 8, 2016, Carter Page put Trump's campaign on notice—in writing—that Russia supported Mr. Trump, telling Trump aides Russia's Deputy Prime Minister had said so to him directly. 3 weeks later, Trump publicly asked Russia to release stolen documents.” [3]3Page, Trump, Chris Hayes Russia Sanctions, Hacked EmailsMSNBC, Kremlin, Youtube, GOP962
Good probe analysisMarch 29, 2018“This is a good analysis of where Mueller is at in his probe, bolstered by the leaked news that Mueller has started asking questions about the RNC (Ukraine-related) platform change Gates and J.D. Gordon oversaw, which Gordon says Trump ordered in March '16.” [3]3Mueller, Gates, Gordon, Trump, Justin Hendrix, Papadopoulos, ManafortRNC Platform Change, TIHDC NatSec MeetingRNC, emptywheel, Kremlin963
Now Mueller's askingMarch 29, 2018“I began writing about J.D. Gordon's presence and role at (a) RNC meetings, and (b) Trump's April '16 "Mayflower Speech," in March 2017; now Mueller is asking the same questions. I said Gordon would be a Mueller witness; a year later, he is or soon will be.” [3]3Gordon, Trump, Mueller, Acosta, Manafort, Sessions, Kislyak, Kubic, PapadopoulosKislyak contacts, RNC Platform Change, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Mayflower Meeting, Senate Office Meeting964
Client control issueMarch 28, 2018“To those digging on Trump's new attorney because he's a state-level litigator who also has a Ph.D. in another subject (ahem): maybe take a step back and realize that *client control* is a primary issue here and Trump's previous high-powered federal attorneys failed on that score.” [3]3Trump, MuellerLegal965
Definitely hit it offMarch 26, 2018“FACTS: NYT—Trump has known Bannon since 2011, when Trump was considering a run. Bossie made the intro. "They definitely hit it off," he said. WP—Bannon, Wylie, Nix and the Mercers met in fall 2013—striking a deal in which Bob Mercer would fund the creation of Cambridge Analytica.” [4]4Trump, Bannon, Bossie, Wylie, Nix, Bob Mercer, Rebekah Mercer, CruzCA PsyOpsCA, NYT, WaPo966
More than terrifyingMarch 26, 2018“More than terrifying, this actually makes one wonder how the company continues to operate without being subject to a significant and immediate public investigation.” [2]2Arstechnica, FB967
Giuliani's cyber jobMarch 26, 2018“An attorney at Giuliani's law firm told Trump's digital marketing company that CEO Alex Nix couldn't "substantively manage" Trump without violating U.S. law. Nix then met with Trump "many times," according to his claims. Trump then gave Giuliani a government job in cybersecurity.” [2]2Giuliani, Trump, NixCA PsyOps, Social Media AttackCA, ABC, Kremlin968
Face bar disciplineMarch 26, 2018“The content of a lawyer's client file is almost entirely the client's property (though lawyers must retain copies for their records). Cohen tried to recruit Daniels' old lawyer into a conspiracy to withhold documents from her—he should face bar discipline.” [2]2Cohen, Daniels, Trump, Keith DavidsonTrump kompromat, LegalLegal List969
Greek Indy DayMarch 26, 2018“Trump should have celebrated Greek Independence Day by answering questions publicly about whether he directly or indirectly authorized George Papadopoulos to travel to Greece in May 2016 to meet not only with Putin pal and Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos but Kremlin agents.” [2]2Trump, Putin, Papadopoulos, KammenosBack Channels, Greece, Russia SanctionsKremlin970
Tweet countdownMarch 26, 2018“GOP legal superstar Ted Olson didn't just turn Trump down—he's adding insult to injury by ripping him publicly on a cable network Trump absolutely detests. Initiate Trump tweet calling Olson a "loser" in 3... 2... 1...” [1]1Ted Olson, TrumpLegalHill, MSNBC971
Seth's news "breaks"March 26, 2018“Very exciting news! BUZZFEED has just picked up—as breaking news—my reporting on Putin, Papadopoulos, and Kammenos from last October and November (which, to be very clear, I got by translating Greek news articles and speaking to Greek reporters directly):” [5]5Seth Abramson, Putin, Papadopoulos, Kammenos, Trump, MuellerBack Channels, Greece, JournalismBuzzfeed, YouTube, Politico972
Complex versus clearMarch 26, 2018“This is an important story that is being reported, unfortunately, through some *terrible* journalistic writing that fails to *clearly* explain to Americans where the illegality lies and *why* this all matters. This is a textbook case of complex facts obstructing clear reporting.” (unrolled) [34]34Chris Vickery, Dell Cameron, Bannon, Trump, Rebekah Mercer, Robert Mercer, Kushner, Nix, Parscale, Mueller, Abramson Back Channels, I Love It Meeting, Back Door Meeting, Trump kompromat, Legal, Social Media Attack, Journalism, Alfa Bank Pinging, CA PsyOpsGizmodo, UpGuard, Alfa Bank, CA, Channel 4973
Broidy in the newsMarch 25, 2018“Elliott Broidy: subject of a long thread of mine several days ago. Scroll down in the feed to find it or see the tweet attached to this one.” [2]2Elliott Broidy, Trump, Ken Vogel, GatesNYT974
Has no lawyersMarch 25, 2018“THREAD/ Trump effectively has no lawyers: (1) McGahn is a witness against him. (2) He no longer trusts Cobb and discusses firing him. (3) Dowd resigned. (4) DiGenova and Toensing chose not to join the team. (5) Sekulow is more activist than lawyer. (6) Cohen is mired in scandal.” (unrolled) [21]21Trump, McGahn, Cobb, Dowd, diGenova, Toensing, Sekulow, Cohen, Bolton, Mueller, Comey, Sessions, Wray, Emmet Flood, Ted Olsen, Kasowitz, Corallo, Trump Jr., Artemenko, Daniels, Tillerson, McMaster, Kelly, HicksLegal, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, I Love It Meeting, Comey Firing, SC Investigation, Stormy Liaison, Peace DealLegal ListLegal Top PickOffice of the President975
Self-serving storiesMarch 25, 2018“Nope—we mustn't repeat as fact, as Kyle (who I love) does here, self-serving stories told by the White House. The claim Trump doesn't know DiGenova whatsoever comes from Team Trump, and is almost certainly *false*. DiGenova helped Trump win the election by facilitating FBI leaks.” [2]2Kyle Griffin, Trump, diGenovaJournalismMSNBC, FNC, WH, FBI976
Happy out in worldMarch 23, 2018“You read all about this on this feed back in September (and again in October, and again in November) and now you, me, and everyone can read about it as breaking news in The Washington Post. Honestly, I'm just happy all this is getting out into the world.” [6]6Papadopoulos, Kammenos, Putin, Priebus, Trump, ClintonBack Channels, GreeceWaPo, Kremlin, Interfax977
Plea more RussianMarch 23, 2018“(THREAD) New evidence suggests Rick Gates' plea has much more to do with Russia than we thought. And that's because it may have more to do with Trump advisor Erik Prince and Trump fundraiser/RNC deputy finance chair Elliott Broidy than we thought. Hope you'll read on and share.” (unrolled) [45]45Gates, Trump, Prince, Elliot Broidy, Mueller, Putin, Manafort, Nader, Robin Rosenzweig, Kushner, Flynn, Barrack, McFarlane, Salman, Steele, DiGenova, Comey, Toensing, Bolton, Clinton, Clovis, CoralloMideast Nuclear Deal, Steele Dossier, True Pundit Hoax, RNC Platform Change, Mayflower Meeting, Back Door Meeting, Gates Plea, Uranium One, Testimony, Russia Sanctions, UAE, Seychelles, Back ChannelsRNC, WH, Trump Campaign, McClatchy, Trump Victory Committee, HuffPo, MJ, Al-Jazeera, VTB, Kremlin, Hollywood Reporter, ProPublica, Congress, NYMag, Trump Inaugural Committee, Bloomberg, NYT, GOP, CNN978
Russian Guccifer 2.0March 22, 2018“So, uh, Trump advisor Roger Stone was in contact with Russian intelligence pre-election and called himself a fan of their work (all federal crimes), then lied about it to Congress? That's what this breaking news about Guccifer 2.0 means.” [2]2Trump, Stone, Guccifer 2.0Hacked emailsCongress979
Media being playedMarch 22, 2018“Media—you're being played by the president daily because you haven't adapted your principles/practices to the digital sphere. Until you adapt to new technologies, journalistic modes and readership models, you'll keep misinforming us and aiding/abetting Trump's orchestrated chaos.” [2]2Trump, MuellerJournalism980
Not newsMarch 22, 2018“Sorry, but this is not news, Josh. The president has given every possible answer on this question—multiple times—over the last 300 days, with no meaningful movement on a meeting with Mueller. So you guys need to stop this nonsense of pretending this story has shape or direction.” [3]3Trump, Mueller, Josh Dawsey, Dowd, DiGenovaJournalismCNN, WH981
Dowd resignsMarch 22, 2018“BREAKING: DOWD RESIGNS Cobb will be gone soon too. That'll leave Trump with only radicals—Sekulow, DiGenova, and perhaps, soon, Kasowitz again—working on this legal team. These are men who'll encourage and facilitate Trump's worst instincts, including his desire to fire Mueller.” [2]2Dowd, Cobb, Sekulow, Kasowitz, DiGenova, Trump, Mueller, Eric Tucker, McGahn, ComeySC InvestigationAP982
Epic tiltMarch 21, 2018“(THREAD) Tonight's CNN tilt between @ JeffreyToobin and my former professor @ AlanDersh was epic. What Alan says matters more now than ever, given that Trump—whose behavior is increasingly contemptuous of the rule of law—cites him as an authority. But Alan is wrong—and here's why.” (unrolled) [25]25Toobin, Dershowitz, Trump, Bill Clinton, Mueller, Sessions, Rosenstein, Flynn, Papadopoulos, Jeffrey EpsteinLegal, ImpeachmentLegal ListCNN, Congress, OSC, DOJ, Executive, WH, House, Senate, FBI983
Perjury, FBI believedMarch 21, 2018“BREAKING: We Were Right, Sessions Committed Perjury (or So the FBI Believed)” [6]6Sessions, McCabe, Mueller, RosensteinLegal, Testimony, McCabe FiringLegal ListFBI, ABC, Congress984
Blowing a Putin opMarch 21, 2018“As of March 2016, Rykov either was participating—or wanted people to think he was participating—in a conspiracy with Trump (2013 Moscow trip) associate Klyushin. If he was lying—even if he was telling the truth—he'd be blowing a Putin op, and he's a Putin pal. So what's the deal?” [2]2Rykov, Trump, Klyushin, Putin, ClintonCA PsyOps, Miss Universe Moscow 2013CA, FB985
Worth investigatingMarch 21, 2018“Here's one of my many threads on Putin/Kremlin agent Konstantin Rykov—who has credibly claimed to have worked with Trump and Cambridge Analytica pre-election. Can his claims be 100% confirmed? Not yet. Is there enough to make them worth investigating? Yes.” [2]2Rykov, Trump, Manafort, Putin, Schiller, Emin Agalarov, Artem KlyushinCA PsyOps, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Fake News, Social Media AttackCA, NatSec, Kremlin986
Cannot enforce itMarch 20, 2018“Understand that the "lawyer" on the left is saying a bunch of things that literally have nothing to do with contract law. Trump was not a party to the NDA and cannot enforce it; Michael Cohen (as EC, LLC) was a party but cannot show damages. Also, Cohen has violated the contract.” (unrolled) [14]14Trump, Cohen, Daniels, Harder, Karen MacDougal, Summer ZervosTrump kompromat, Stormy LiaisonEC, LLC, CNN987
Watch, Trump votersMarch 20, 2018“The people who REALLY need to watch the three undercover Cambridge Analytica videos compiled by @ Channel4News aren't Trump critics, but Trump VOTERS. These three videos—under an hour, total, in length—explain EXACTLY how the Trump campaign hoodwinked Republican voters nationwide.” (unrolled) [14]14Trump, voters, Trump Jr.CA PsyOps, I Love It Meeting, True Pundit Hoax, WikiLeaks, Fake News, Social Media Attack, EmailsCA PsyOps ListCA PsyOps Top PickCA, Channel 4, WikiLeaks, FBI, Kremlin, WH, FB988
Third must-watch vidMarch 20, 2018“BREAKING:” [3]3Trump, Alexander NixCA PsyOpsCA, CNN, Channel 4989
DiGenova threatenedMarch 20, 2018“1/ On January 5, 2016, new Trump attorney Joe DiGenova threatened AG Loretta Lynch over the Clinton probe, saying the FBI would "revolt" against the DOJ if it didn't prosecute Clinton. DiGenova said that the revolt against the AG would be "massive."” (unrolled) [16]16DiGenova, Trump, Clinton, Lynch, Comey, Bernie Sanders, Jane Sanders, Toensing, McCabe, Nate Silver, Corallo, Clovis, Prince, Mueller, IngrahamTrue Pundit Hoax, Impeachment, Uranium One, EmailsHoax ListHoax Top PickFBI, Media Matters, Dems, FNC, Free Beacon, NYT, Judicial Watch, FiveThirtyEight, DOJ990
Implied mid-2013March 20, 2018“I've said that Michael Cohen implied to The New York Post in mid-2013 that Trump would run, and that Trump was letting Russians know he'd run by late 2013. Since I said that, the confirmed latest date for Trump deciding to run has been pushed back from June 2015 again and again.” [3]3Cohen, Trump, Christopher WylieCA PsyOpsNYPost, CA, CNN991
Ordered his attorneyMarch 19, 2018“BREAKING NEWS (NYT): Two Sources Tell New York Times That Trump Ordered His Attorney John Dowd to Publicly Call for Mueller's Firing” [2]2Trump, Dowd, Mueller, HabermannSC Investigation, JournalismNYT992
Watch CA videoMarch 19, 2018“To understand Trump's 2016 campaign, you have to watch this video about Cambridge Analytica. Remember that it was former Cambridge Analytica VP Steve Bannon who ran Trump's campaign in October, and used his media outlet—Breitbart—to spread disinformation.” [3]3Trump, BannonCA PsyOps, Journalism, Fake News, Social Media AttackCA, Breitbart, Channel 4993
March 19, 2018“(FACT) The reason Trump has declared war on the FBI is to obscure—even frame as preposterous—the truth of what occurred in October 2016: rogue, pro-Trump FBI agents who hated Clinton illegally blackmailed Comey into reopening the Clinton probe and throwing the election to Trump.” [2]2Trump, Clinton, ComeyTrue Pundit HoaxFBI994
If hadn't reopenedMarch 19, 2018“*KEY FACTS* 1) Clinton wouldn't have lost if Comey hadn't reopened the FBI probe of Clinton's emails on 10/27/16 (538). 2) Comey reopened the probe over a fear of leaks (NYT). 3) Trump, his campaign and his allies engineered the leaks (Daily Caller). 4) Trump stole the election.” [3]3Clinton, Comey, TrumpTrue Pundit Hoax, EmailsHoax ListFBI, NYT, Daily Caller, FNC, Lars Larson Radio Program, InfoWars, LifeZette, Laura Ingraham Radio Program, Washington Times, True Pundit, 538995
Prep for IG reportMarch 19, 2018“THIS is the story you need to understand before the IG report comes out. And check Trump's tweets from October 23 and October 24: it's clear he was getting regular updates on the illegal FBI leaks his pal Joe DiGenova was helping to facilitate—and which cost Clinton the election.” [3]3Trump, Joe DiGenova, Clinton, Horowitz, Toensing, PrinceTrue Pundit Hoax, TestimonyHoax ListFBI, Breitbart, NYT, IG, Congress996
Must let idea goMarch 18, 2018“This is stupid. Democrats, stop doing all you can to turn McCabe into a political hack. He's *not*. And if he's going to be an effective witness against Trump, he can't be seen as having *ever* been a political operative. Wake up, Democrats. America needs you to act like adults.” [2]2Democrats, McCabe, TrumpMcCabe FiringHill997
Sessions' behaviorMarch 18, 2018“Hm. So maybe @ JonathanTurley can explain how or why J.D. Gordon, were he to have repeated to Mueller what he told the press about Sessions' behavior on March 31, 2016, or were he to do so in the future, would *not* be charged with Making False Statements?” [2]2Jonathan Turley, Gordon, Sessions, Trump, Acosta, Bertrand, MuellerTIHDC NatSec Meeting, RNC Platform Change, Back ChannelsReuters, CNN, BI998
Subpoena = red lineMarch 17, 2018“Listen: Trump's *actual* "red line" for Mueller is a subpoena. Trump will refuse to speak to Mueller and force him to issue a subpoena. A subpoena is a perjury trap for Trump, so at that point Trump will have to fire Mueller. In other words, things are coming to a head soon.” [5]5Trump, MuellerLegalLegal List999
Right way to readMarch 17, 2018“The right way to read a Donald Trump tweet: (1) Understand that Trump did *absolutely everything* he is accused of doing—and *worse*. (2) Read the tweet again and ask yourself what kind of sociopath would act this way knowing that he's 100% guilty of everything he's accused of.” [1]1Trump, Mueller, ClintonSteele Dossier, SC Investigation, FISADNC, FISC, SCO1000
Firing celebratedMarch 17, 2018“McCabe is a *Republican* who was pretextually fired for actions that hurt the *Clinton campaign*. And Trump is celebrating. That tells you all you need to know about the prospective rather than retrospective motivation behind this firing. This is all about a future impeachment.” [2]2McCabe, Clinton, Trump, SessionsMcCabe Firing, ImpeachmentGOP, DOJ1001
Not the first timeMarch 17, 2018“This isn't the first time Dowd has made statements that should lead to bar oversight and discipline. He secretly composed an inculpatory tweet on behalf of a client, and now makes a statement like this as part of his representation of that client. What the hell is wrong with him?” [2]2Dowd, TrumpLegal1002
Entertaining journo?March 16, 2018“Acting as a trash receptacle for leaks, slanders, and innuendo from the Right's radical fringe isn't "breaking news," Sean. HANNITY is entertainment journalism that—at its best—aspires to advocacy journalism. On its worst days, it's libelous, cruel, and grotesquely unpatriotic.” [3]3Hannity, Shepard Smith, Trump, ClintonFISA, Journalism, Steele DossierFNC1003
Legal analysesMarch 16, 2018“Thanks to @ Slate for this—but I need to add that when covering an attorney's legal analyses, s/he should be identified as an attorney. I'm an attorney; non-practicing attorneys (e.g. professors) often go on temporary "inactive/retired" status to avoid higher dues and costly CLEs.” [2]2Abramson, Jeremy Stahl, Daniels, TrumpJournalism, Stormy LiaisonSlate1004
Cannot enforce NDAMarch 15, 2018“This article misquotes me—I didn't say "unenforceable"; that's a term with legal meaning—and misconstrues my point: my point is that Cohen's in breach of the arbitration clause and Trump isn't a party to the contract at all, so Trump can't enforce the NDA.” [4]4Abramson, Cohen, Trump, Daniels, Clifford, Professor SuperLegal, JournalismLegal ListSlate, EC, LCC1005
b4 his pension vestsMarch 14, 2018“BREAKING: Trump, through Sessions, is trying to exact punishment against a 21-year FBI veteran he knows will be a witness against him in a criminal case by trying to have him fired days before his pension vests—a decision that may cost McCabe untold hundreds of thousands or more.” (unrolled) [11]11Trump, Sessions, McCabe, Comey, Mueller, RosensteinLegal, ImpeachmentLegal ListLegal Top PickNYT, FBI1006
Co-conspiratorMarch 13, 2018“Amazing we're covering Trump's Twitter firing of Tillerson and his idea for a "Space Force" and not the news Mueller witness Papadopoulos claims Jeff Sessions was a Trump co-conspirator on Russia beginning in March 2016 at the latest. He knew Trump sought to meet Putin secretly.” [5]5Trump, Mueller, Papadopoulos, Sessions, Putin, Daniels, CohenTIHDC NatSec Meeting, Stormy Liaison, Back Channel, Journalism, Papadoupolus PleaTwitter, Congress1007
Poisoning updateMarch 13, 2018“UPDATING a previous tweet: CNN reports that the Tillerson decision was made while Tillerson was in Africa, and therefore could not have been made because of Tillerson's comments about the Skirpal poisoning. But Tillerson apparently *found out* about the decision on Twitter today.” [2]2Tillerson, Skirpal, TrumpTillerson firingTwitter, CNN1008
Suicide pactMarch 13, 2018“BREAKING: Did Tillerson's firing trigger the October 2017 "suicide pact" between Tillerson, Mattis, and Mnuchin? And if not, why not? The three agreed to all quit *together* if any one of them was fired. Media needs to check in with Mattis and Mnuchin now.” [3]3Tillerson, Mattis, MnuchinTillerson firingDaily Mail, BuzzFeed, Hill1009
Now a book says soMarch 12, 2018“BREAKING: Readers of this feed know I wrote about this last fall—how the men at the 3/31/16 meeting lied about what happened, and how Trump and Papadopoulos had previously undisclosed contacts—but now a book says so, so it can be accepted as breaking news.” [6]6Trump, Papadopoulos, Putin, Mangiante, Seth AbramsonTIHDC NatSec Meeting, Back Channels, Greece, Russia SanctionsYahoo, WH, Kremlin, WaPo1010
Prince never namedMarch 12, 2018“BREAKING:” [2]2Hamad al Mazroie, Mohammed Dahlan, bin Zayed, Prince, NaderBack Channels, Seychelles, UAE, MaldivesDaily Mail1011
Love and scared forMarch 12, 2018“I want people to know I'm doing this work because I love and am scared for my country—and think far too much news (and too many investigative connections) are slipping through the cracks because of problems in our media ecosystem. I don't do this for love of any party/politician.” [2]2Trump, Pence, Seth Abramson1012
Facts and expertiseMarch 12, 2018“That's exactly correct: I don't exaggerate and I don't make things up. I rely on public reports (including many that have slipped through the cracks) as part of a concerted effort to *not* normalize what is abnormal. And because I rely on facts and expertise, I'm usually correct.” [3]3Seth Abramson, TrumpJournalism1013
With active FBI agentMarch 12, 2018“BREAKING: It turns out that Donald Trump was conspiring with an *active* FBI informant while he was secretly leveraging his presidential run in 2015 and 2016 to get a business deal with Russian nationals. Do I need to point out how *hard* that's going to come back to bite him?” [4]4Trump, Sater, Cormier, Leopold, MuellerBuzzFeed, FBI1014
Letter to PutinMarch 9, 2018“BREAKING: Trump wrote a letter to Putin before traveling to Moscow in November 2013—and in it he mentions wanting to see Moscow's "beautiful women." What I don't know is why WP doesn't include that Trump told FNC he spoke to Putin by phone while in Moscow.” [4]4Trump, Putin, Steele, Aras Agalarov, Emin Agalarov, Gref, Kozhin, SchillerSteele Dossier, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Trump kompromat FNC, WaPo, Sberbank, Congress1015
No assurancesMarch 9, 2018“I hope this goes without saying, and no one feels a thread is necessary: prosecutors make one assurance only to potential defendants, which is that they won't charge them with an offense after the statute of limitations for that offense is up. Beyond that, nobody gets assurances.” [3]3Trump1016
Chilly day in hellMarch 9, 2018“This is a lawyer telling you it will be a chilly day in the land of eternal damnation when Mueller agrees to this” [2]2Rebecca Ballhaus, Trump, MuellerWSJ1017
Seedy,venal,criminalMarch 8, 2018“Isn't Trump friends with Jeffrey Epstein? And 100+ mobsters? I think we're past the point at which stories about the moral character of the men whose company Trump keeps are interesting. Trump's milieu is, at base, seedy, venal, and criminal. This story only deepens that picture.” [2]2Trump, Jeffrey Epstein, George Nader, Natasha Bertrand, Jesus, ManafortAtlantic1018
Twitter and MSMMarch 8, 2018“December 5, 2017: SLATE—calling me a "writing professor"—publishes an article titled "Please, Please Stop Sharing Seth Abramson's Very Bad Tweets" March 8, 2018: SLATE—calling me an "attorney"—publishes an article (see below) recommending my Twitter feed” [3]3Seth Abramson, Trump, DanielsTrump kompromat, Journalism, Stormy LiaisonSlate, Twitter1019
Maybe Papa's tripMarch 8, 2018“There's a reasonable chance that the New York Magazine excerpt below is referring to George Papadopoulos' campaign-approved trip to Greece in December 2016. Papadopoulos had previously met Putin allies (and possibly Russians too) during two May 2016 trips to Greece. So this fits.” [2]2Papadopoulos, Putin, Kushner, Flynn, Kislyak, Trump, MuellerBack Channels, Greece, Seychelles, Back Door MeetingNew York Magazine, WaPo1020
Great. Please explainMarch 8, 2018“1/ To @ DavidCornDC and @ Isikoff: you guys are doing great work. But you're going to have to explain why the Trump Org claims the Trump-Agalarov Trump Tower Moscow deal was "killed" by Ivanka in February '14, while the Agalarovs say it died in February '17.” [5]5Corn, Isikoff, Trump, Emin Agalorov, Aras Agalorov, IvankaTrump Tower MoscowTower Moscow ListRussia Construction, Trump Org, Sberbank, State1021
Kremlin agents knewMarch 8, 2018“ A few major reveals here, including the fact that, at the very latest, Kremlin agents knew or had very strong reason to believe (via Trump himself) Trump would be running for president by January 2015—6 months before Trump made his announcement to America.” [2]2Trump, Putin, Schiller, Nunberg, Emin AgalarovMiss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Trump kompromatKremlin, Yahoo1022
Re-up Prince threadMarch 7, 2018“ Tonight seems like the night to re-up this thread on Erik Prince from... three months ago.” (unrolled) [11]11Prince, Trump, Bannon, Giulinai, Clinton, Comey, Mueller, Kushner, Manafort, Gates, Trump Jr., Ivanka, Flynn, Sessions, Clovis, Page, Papadopoulos, Cohen, Sater, Hicks, Nunberg, Gordon, Spicer, Priebus, Lewandowski, DeVos, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Putin, MagnitskyTrue Pundit Hoax, Back Channels, Seychelles, Russia SanctionsBreitbart, NYPD, FBI, WaPo1023
Confusing hedMarch 7, 2018“ This hed needs to be changed, as it contains a key error: COHEN got the restraining order, and indeed TRUMP's attempts to evade involvement in the case are *precisely* what the parties will be litigating over the next few weeks and months. So this hed really will confuse readers.” [2]2Cohen, Trump, Jesse Rodriguez, DanielsTrump kompromat, Stormy LiaisonNBC, EC, LLC1024
Publicly tamperedMarch 7, 2018“ As much as I want to congratulate the NYT for its journalism—finding Trump tampered with two witnesses—we all realize that he's PUBLICLY tampered with, or already been REPORTED as having tampered with, like, 20, right? Yates, Comey, Flynn, Trump Jr., Hicks, Bannon, Lewandowski...” [2]2Trump, Yates, Comey, Flynn, Trump Jr., Hicks, Bannon, Lewandowski, McGahn, PriebusLegalLegal ListNYT1025
Hicks' emails hackedMarch 7, 2018“ BREAKING: Hicks Says Her Campaign and Personal Email Accounts Were Hacked (Obvious question: if important campaign or personal emails were permanently deleted—or if there's an email Hicks wants to disavow—will she somehow say this "hack" was the culprit?)” [2]2Hicks, TrumpTrump kompromat, Hacked emails, EmailsNBC, HPSCI1026
Hush AgreementMarch 7, 2018“ (THREAD) I'm hearing some strange legal analyses of the Daniels-Trump lawsuit. I think it's important we understand the ways in which Trump's "Hush Agreement" with Daniels was nonstandard—and why these deviations from common practice could harm Trump. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [47]47Daniels, Trump, Avenatti, Cohen, Paul Callan, Jeffrey Toobin, Obama, SandersTrump kompromat, Stormy LiaisonKremlin, CNN, Essential Consultants (EC, LLC), MSNBC1027
Scaramucci DmitrievMarch 7, 2018“ I think anyone who's been following the Trump-Russia probe *suspects* Scaramucci discussed sanctions with Dmitriev in Davos—then lied about it just like Erik Prince did. That said, nothing in the recent NYT story on George Nader confirms Scaramucci talked sanctions with Dmitriev.” [2]2Trump, Dmitriev, Prince, Nader, Tom Frank Back Channels, Davos, Russia SanctionsNYT, CNN1028
Papa, Putin, RybkaMarch 6, 2018“ BREAKING NEWS: Deripaska Mistress Nastya Rybka Was in Athens on the Same Day As George Papadopoulos and Vladimir Putin (Papadopoulos was there on a secret, as-yet unexplained trip for the Trump campaign, and Putin was there to talk sanctions with men we know Papadopoulos met.)” [6]6Papadopoulos, Putin, Rybka, Deripaska, Mueller, Goldstone, Trump Jr., ClintonI Love It Meeting, Back Channels, Greece, UAE, Clinton kompromatInstagram, Kremlin1029
Man of mysteryMarch 6, 2018“ BREAKING NEWS: Among many other things, this "man of mystery" news means that Erik Prince lied repeatedly to Congress and can likely be charged with a felony. He said his trip had nothing to do with Trump and left George Nader entirely out of his testimony, clearly deliberately.” (unrolled) [14]14George Nader, Prince, Trump, Dmitriev, Deripaska, Kushner, Carl Icahn, Manafort, Mueller, Gates, Trump Jr., Papadopoulos, Cohen, Sater, Hicks, Bannon, Nunberg, Gordon, Spicer, Priebus, Lewandowski, Sessions, Flynn, McFarlane, Kislyak, Ivanka, Giuliani, ComeyKislyak contacts, Mideast Nuclear Plants Deal, Back Channels, True Pundit Hoax, Seychelles, UAE, Dubai, Russia Sanctions, Legal, TestimonyLegal ListCongress, RDIF, CNN, FBI, Breitbart, HuffPo1030
Both audio & visualsMarch 6, 2018“ BREAKING (CNN): Nastya Rybka tells CNN she witnessed "Putin's favorite oligarch," ex-Manafort boss Oleg Deripaska, meet with several Americans in 2016 to discuss "a plan for the [2016 presidential] election." She says she has both audio and video.” [3]3Rybka, Manafort, Deripaska, Alex LeslieBack ChannelsCNN1031
Criminal firingMarch 5, 2018“ So Trump is saying that the investigation of his campaign initiated by James Comey in June 2016 was an Obama conspiracy and a scandal "bigger than Watergate." This tweet is now evidence in the Mueller probe, as it's further proof of Trump's criminal intent when he fired Comey.” [3]3Trump, Comey, Obama, Mueller, ClintonComey FiringComey Firing ListComey Firing Top PickTrump Campaign, FBI, Congress1032
Interesting slipMarch 5, 2018“ Interesting slip by Sam Nunberg on MSNBC with Ari Melber: he (clearly inadvertently) revealed that he *knows* Trump saw his (Nunberg's) interview last week saying Nunberg was complying with and respected Mueller's probe. Makes you wonder how or why Trump got that information out.” [3]3Sam Nunberg, Ari Melber, Mueller, Trump, Stone, BannonMSNBC1033
Who's he protectingMarch 5, 2018“ Nunberg says he's never spoken to Gates or Manafort—ever—and never spoke to Hicks or Lewandowski during the period Mueller is looking at, so we've narrowed down who he's now protecting to: * Himself * Stone * Bannon * Cohen * Page * Schiller * The President of the United States” [6]6Nunberg, Gates, Manafort, Hicks, Lewandowski, Mueller, Stone, Bannon, Cohen, Page, Schiller, Trump, MelberEmails1034
Two "watches"March 5, 2018“ Two Trump-Russia "watches" intensified today: (1) ROGER STONE INDICTMENT. With the revelation Stone lied to Congress—and a subpoena to his friend Nunberg—it seems Mueller could be closing in on Stone. (2) MUELLER FIRING. If there are damaging Nunberg-Trump emails, Trump may act.” [2]2Stone, Nunberg, Mueller, TrumpWikiLeaks, EmailsCongress, WikiLeaks1035
Will defy subpoenaMarch 5, 2018“ (THREAD) BREAKING: In a stunning development in the Trump-Russia investigation, former top Trump aide Sam Nunberg says he will defy a Mueller subpoena, thereby risking incarceration. I discuss the context and implications of this development here. Hope you'll read on and share.” (unrolled) [30]30Trump, Nunberg, Mueller, Trump Jr., Bannon, Stone, Clinton, Page, Jake Tapper, Bertrand, John Harwood, Gates, Manafort, Hicks, Lewandowski, Cohen, Schiller, MelberTrump Tower Moscow Deal, I Love It Meeting, Legal, Russia Sanctions, Clinton kompromat, Hacked emails, EmailsI Love It ListI Love It Top PickKremlin, MSNBC, Atlantic, NBC1036
What she knowsMarch 5, 2018“ So: (1) Go to her Thai jail cell. (2) Establish proof the recordings exist. (3) Give her temporary asylum. (4) If the recordings aren't what she says, deport her to Russia. The only reason for Trump not to act is he doesn't want us to know what she knows.” [1]1Rybka, TrumpNYT1037
Carefully credulousMarch 5, 2018“ Let's be careful about how credulous we are with reports like this. Trump is leaking—via friends and aides—that he's ASTONISHED his daughter and son-in-law may have acted inappropriately. He's "asking" aides if they think it's possible. Let's grow up and see what he's doing here.” [2]2Trump, Ivanka, KushnerMSNBC, AP1038
November memoMarch 5, 2018“ Reuters reported many months ago that Jared Kushner had a call of unspecified duration on an unspecified topic with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in November of 2016. Given the November 2016 Steele memo uncovered by the New Yorker, one wonders if Mitt Romney was discussed.” [2]2Kushner, Kislyak, Romney, Steele, TrumpSteele Dossier, Russia SanctionsDossier ListReuters, New Yorker1039
UAE-U.S. connectionMarch 3, 2018“ See my prior threads on Trump Jr.'s secret trip to the UAE, Erik Prince's multiple ties to the UAE, and, days ago, my thread on the UAE and U.S. aluminum policy. Regular readers of this feed will not be surprised to see this New York Times story or the UAE-U.S. policy connection.” [2]2Trump Jr., Prince, Mueller, Dmitriev, PutinBack Channels, Seychelles, Russia SanctionsNYT, RDIF1040
Missing cite foundMarch 3, 2018“ Ah, found it! My missing cite! Many thanks to @ chicken_afraido for searching the archive for this.” (Addendum to thread below) [1]1Stanislav BelkovskySteele Dossier, Trump kompromatDaily Beast, Rain TV1041
Nastya RybkaMarch 3, 2018“ (THREAD) It's time to talk about Nastya Rybka—the sex worker from Belarus who has plausibly claimed to have intel on Trump's ties to the Kremlin and is seeking asylum to tell her story. No longer a sideshow, this developing story is now in major media. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [53]53Nastya Rybka, Trump, Manafort, Deripaska, Navalny, Steele, Sarka, Cohen, Daniels, Schiller, Klyushin, Rykov, Obama, PutinSteele Dossier, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump kompromat, Stormy LiaisonDossier List, Miss Universe ListKremlin, NBC, CIA, BBC, MI6, Trump Org, Guardian, Google, CNN, Twitter1042
GOP inquiring? Wild!"March 2, 2018“ That it's the GOP inquiring about this is wild as hell. The month delay in notifying Comey about the Weiner emails or getting Abedin/Weiner permission to view them or getting a search warrant kept the issue alive to blow up right before the election. The FBI's delay hurt CLINTON.” [4]4Comey, Weiner, Abedin, Clinton, McCabe, TrumpTrue Pundit HoaxHoax ListFNC, FBI, GOP1043
Dumping aluminumMarch 2, 2018“ It's not just Trump advisor Carl Icahn dumping steel stock like he knew Trump would be issuing a surprise announcement on steel—it's the man Manafort offered Trump updates to getting out of aluminum under a week before the surprise announcement on aluminum.” [4]4Carl Icahn, Trump, Manafort, DeripaskaRusal, CNBC, Reuters1044
Aluminum PrinceMarch 1, 2018“ 1/ This is just a note to say Erik Prince a) is known to secretly lobby Trump, b) is a Trump "shadow advisor," c) had a secret Russia meeting on Trump's behalf, d) is a Russia-probe witness, e) said the following to Congress (apropos of Trump's sudden, bizarre aluminum tariff):” (unrolled) [10]10Prince, Speier, Kushner, Deripaska, Manafort, Trump, PutinBack Channels, Seychelles, TestimonyCongress, Rusal, NBC, RDIF1045
CaterwaulingMarch 1, 2018“ This is what I was caterwauling about yesterday. We *must* view every act of Obstruction on the president's part in the context of repeated, unambiguous, forceful advice from an army of attorneys telling him not to raise the Russia investigation *even for a second* with *anyone*. [3]3Trump, Hicks, Mueller, Bill Clinton, Bettie Currie, Monica LewinskyLegalLegal ListPolitico, Congress, WH1046
Addicted to uppersMarch 1, 2018“ BREAKING NEWS: Kurt's reporting is worthy of significant national discussion. Others must look into this story so it can be confirmed or denied by 3+ news streams. A president addicted to uppers with his hand on the nuclear button, *if* that's the case, would be a global danger.” [7]7Kurt Eichenwald, Trump, Hicks25th AmendmentNewsweek, scribd1047
Blast from the pastMarch 1, 2018“ Blast from the past (January 11, 2017, THE DAILY BEAST): “First they took a compromising video of [Trump] with prostitutes, then they recruited him. It seems obvious,” Echo of Moscow radio Deputy Editor-in-Chief Olga Bychkova said.” [2]2Trump, Olga BychkovaTrump kompromatDaily Beast, Echo of Moscow1048
Journalistic modesFebruary 28, 2018“ My journalism students learn on Day 1 of the semester that there are 25 journalistic modes now in popular practice in America—and even more submodes. So when Maggie uses the term "non-reporters" as synonymous with "non-journalists," I get worried. Hard news reporting is one mode.” [3]3Haberman, Hicks, TrumpJournalismNYT1049
Didn't age wellFebruary 28, 2018“ This tweet didn't age well. Maggie's gloss has now been superseded twice by CNN: 1) A report Hicks began considering leaving weeks (not months) ago—after her Mueller interview. 2) A report Trump's attack on her yesterday was a proximate cause of her resignation. That's reporting.” [2]2Haberman, Trump, HicksJournalismNYT, CNN1050
Trump's beratingFebruary 28, 2018“ I just missed getting a chance to correct Charles during the CNNI segment I just completed, but the NYT reporting he cited as conclusive on Hicks has since been superseded by CNN reporting that in fact Trump's berating of Hicks *was* the straw that broke the camel's back for her.” [2]2Charles, Trump, Hicks, HabermanNYT, CNNI, CNN1051
Berate for truthFebruary 28, 2018“ (THREAD) In America, if you know an employee who you have the power to fire or punish is a witness in a pending criminal investigation—and you angrily berate them for giving truthful testimony in a mid-probe interview with the intent to change their future testimony—it's a CRIME.” (unrolled) [13]13Trump, Hicks, FlynnLegalLegal ListLegal Top PickWH, CNN, Congress, NYT, Hill, HPSCI1052
A really bad lookFebruary 28, 2018“ And now this. A *really* bad look for both Hicks and the NYT.” [2]2Hicks, Mueller, Trump, AcostaJournalismNYT, CNN, SCO1053
Not how this worksFebruary 28, 2018“ The source doesn't get to write the story, Maggie. That's *not* how this works. Hope, having just admitted to *habitual white lies*, can say whatever she wants now about why she's leaving Trump's side, and no one is obligated to believe her given the exigencies of her situation.” (unrolled) [11]11Haberman, Hicks, Mueller, Porter, TrumpJournalism, ImpeachmentNYT, Congress, MSNBC, HPSCI, OSC, CNN1054
HOLY WTFFebruary 28, 2018“ HOLY WTF” [3]3Haberman, HicksNYT, WH1055
Talk to DiGenovaFebruary 28, 2018“ (THREAD) The Trump investigation no one is discussing is the one that could prove—via direct evidence—that Trump stole the presidency. Inspector General Horowitz needs to talk to Joseph DiGenova, a Trump supporter who may well be the man whose actions threw the election to Trump.” (unrolled) [42]42Trump, Horowitz, DiGenova, Comey, Clinton, Giuliani, Nostradamus, Nate Silver, Clovis, Toensing, Laura Ingraham, Weiner, McCabe, Carmen Katz, Cynthia Campbell, Prince, Bannon, Stone, Flynn, Trump Jr., bots, Eric Trump, Lara TrumpTrue Pundit Hoax, Comey Letter, Fake News, JournalismHoax ListHoax Top PickHill, FBI, GOP, Congress, Daily Caller, DOJ, Senate Rules Committee, SJC, Senate Government Affairs Committee, SSCI, WMAL, True Pundit, NYT, Judicial Watch, FNC, Rolling Stone, NYPD, Blackwater, Conservative Daily Post, YourNewsWire, Breitbart, Trump Foundation, Youtube, NYPost, fivethirtyeight, Godlike Productions, WaPo1056
Collusion times 20February 28, 2018“ (THREAD) TWENTY TIMES TRUMP COLLUDED WITH THE RUSSIANS PLEASE RETWEET THIS LIST so that we can stop reading think-pieces in which Trump allies—or journos who don't follow the Trump-Russia story—sagely advise us that America has absolutely *no* evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.” (unrolled) [34]34Trump, Steele, Lavrov, Clinton, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Putin, Cohen, Daniels, Mueller, Fedorova, Sessions, Page, Sater, Papadopoulos, Gordon, Manafort, Kislyak, Kushner, Trump Jr., Bannon, Comey, Nunes, Flynn, Gates, Mifsud, MuellerSteele Dossier, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, RNC Platform Change, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Mayflower Meeting, I Love It Meeting, Back Door Meeting, Comey Firing, Nunes Unmasked, Legal, Favorites, Kislyak Contacts, Back Channels, Russia Sanctions, WikiLeaks Leaks, Russian Cyberattack, Trump kompromat, Clinton kompromat, Tweet timing, Speech Mention Timing, Journalism, WikiLeaks communications, Hacked emails, Social Media Attack, Testimony, Miss Universe 2002, Stormy LiaisonDossier ListKremlin, OSC, Congress, GOP, WikiLeaks, NatSec, NSA, Hill1057
Hard to watchFebruary 27, 2018“ It's hard for me to watch Anderson Cooper ( @ AndersonCooper/ @ AC360), who I like very much, ask a valid legal question to a lawyer on his panel, get an answer that's wildly wrong on the law, and be forced to go on without any attorney present to correct the lawyer who misled him.” [4]4Anderson Cooper, Hicks, Bannon, LewandowskiLegalCNN, WH, Congress1058
If this Congress caredFebruary 27, 2018“ NEW: Rep. Quigley says Hicks is refusing to answer certain questions *without* asserting executive privilege, which, as with Bannon and Lewandowski, is grounds for a subpoena and then (if the refusals continued) Contempt if this Congress cared about the truth, which it doesn't.” [2]2Quigley, Hicks, Bannon, Lewandowski, RajuLegalLegal ListCongress, CNN1059
Catching up, finally!February 27, 2018“ There's no other way to say this, but I feel like I *can* say it, given that tonight my DMs are flooded with people saying it: this feed has been *all over* the story below for a year now. Mueller has it, and now CNN is catching up. That's all to the good.” [2]2Trump, Mueller, AbramsonTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, JournalismCNN1060
Friend of LavrovFebruary 27, 2018“ BREAKING NEWS: Top Trump Aide George Papadopoulos' Kremlin-Agent Contact Josef Mifsud (Who Has Disappeared) Is Revealed to be "Friend" of Sergei Lavrov, the Man the Steele Dossier Said in 2016 Was Running Trump-Russia Coordination and Trump Blackmail:” [2]2Trump, Papadopoulos, Mifsud, Lavrov, Steele, Jonathan TurleySteele Dossier, Trump kompromatHill, Kremlin1061
Stone knows a lotFebruary 27, 2018“ BREAKING: Per Atlantic Story, Roger Stone Could Now Be Charged With a Federal Felony at Any Time for Lying Under Oath to Congress (In other words, Mueller has him if/when he wants him—it's only a question of the timing and manner of the indictment, now. And Stone knows a *lot*.)” [4]4Stone, Mueller, Trump, Trump Jr.Legal, Twitter, WikiLeaks communicationsCongress, Atlantic, WikiLeaks, Twitter1062
FISC "Abuses" ProbeFebruary 27, 2018“ BREAKING NEWS: AG Sessions Announces Probe into FBI FISA Court "Abuses" * * Of which there were none, or at least no evidence of any thus far.” [3]3Sessions, TrumpFISAFISC, FBI, DOJ1063
Whoa #2February 27, 2018“ Whoa #2.” [1]1Virginia Heffernan, Nastya Rybka, Manafort, Deripaska, Luke Harding, Tom Steyer, Patrick Reevel, Alex LesliMiss Universe Moscow 20131064
More & less criticalFebruary 27, 2018“ (THREAD) In this brief thread, I try to dispel some of the misinformation surrounding White House Communications Director Hope Hicks' closed-door testimony today before the House Intelligence Committee. It's more—and less—critical than you might think. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [22]22Hicks, Ivanka, Conway, Trump, Trump Jr., Corallo, Mueller, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Papadopoulos, Page, BannonI Love It Meeting, Legal, Journalism, TestimonyWH, HPSCI, Congress, ABC, Trump Org, GOP1065
Legalized obstructionFebruary 26, 2018“ This is why I tweeted earlier about the clear direction of the Mueller probe being Trump-Russia coordination via money laundering: so that when you read the story below, you see that GOP obstruction on Trump's finances is legalized Obstruction of Justice.” (unrolled) [13]13Mueller, Trump, Burr, Conaway, Gowdy, Schiff, Sarka, Wood, Steele, Schiller, Klyushin, Rykov, Alferova, Ruffin, LaBella, Daniels, Cohen, MacDougal, Clinton, Kaveladze, PutinMiss Universe Moscow 2013, Steele Dossier, Trump kompromat, Clinton kompromat, Stormy LiaisonGOP, CNN, Congress, BBC, CIA, Trump Org1066
Dear anonymousFebruary 26, 2018“ Dear anonymous Twitter account @ counterchekist: On April 11, 2017, The Washington Post reported that the FBI secured a FISA on Page in June 2017. I quoted that reporting; I didn't make my own "claim." Much later, the Washington Post issued this correction, which I'll also quote:” [5]5Page, counterchekist, Abramson, Mensch, TrumpFake News, JournalismWaPo, FBI, NYT1067
A stunning sentenceFebruary 26, 2018“ NEW YORK TIMES: "The presumption in Mr. Trump’s circle is that Mr. Manafort...could threaten Mr. Trump." That's a stunning sentence. It suggests that Trump's circle knows he committed crimes and knows that Paul Manafort knows about those crimes. And Manafort is likely to flip.” [6]6Trump, Manafort, Bannon, SteeleSteele DossierNYT, NBC, Politico, NRO, Buzzfeed1068
Too stupid to colludeFebruary 25, 2018“ "A Man Who's Been Defrauding People for Four Decades Is Too Stupid to Collude With Russia By Simply Agreeing to a Pro-Russia Policy for Money" This is the last argument Trump dead-enders have. Pathetic—and a sign that, while a ways off, the end is coming.” (unrolled) [14]14Trump, Putin, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Goldberg, Arnold, LaBella, Cohen, DanielsTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Russia Sanctions, Journalism, Hacked Emails, Stormy LiaisonNational Review, HuffPo, GOP1069
What's with PoliticoFebruary 25, 2018“ I've no idea what's going on at POLITICO. First its editor-in-chief wrote a piece calling himself a "Russiagate skeptic"—relying wholly on misstatements of fact in the Trump-Russia probe. Now we get this. The reality: Trump won't be on the ballot in 2020.” [4]4Trump, MuellerMiss Universe 2002, JournalismPolitico1070
The Demo MemoFebruary 24, 2018“ (THREAD) BREAKING: This thread is a live-read of the House Intelligence Committee's just-released "Democratic Memo." The new memo torches the so-called "Nunes Memo" that Trump and his allies recently used to try to undermine or halt the Mueller probe. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [57]57Nunes, Mueller, Trump, Steele, Papadopoulos, Page, Horowitz, Comey, Clinton, Giuliani, Manafort, Gates, Gowdy, Ned Price, Flynn, Rosenstein, Boente, Obama, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Strzok, Lisa Page, Greg Sargent, Prince, Trump Jr., PutinDemo Memo, Steele Dossier, True Pundit Hoax, Comey Firing, Favorite, Nunes Memo, Back Channels, Moscow, FISADemo Memo List, Nunes Memo List, Dossier List Demo Memo Top Pick, Nunes Memo Top Pick, Dossier Top PickCNN, GOP, Dems, FBI, DOJ, FISC, MI6, NYT, Fusion GPS, HPSCI, DOJ, NYPD, NatSec, Campaign, Kremlin, Congress, Yahoo, WaPo1071
Gates' guilty pleaFebruary 23, 2018“ (THREAD) This thread includes all you need to know—including key context others aren't reporting—about today's breaking news: Rick Gates' guilty plea. This is the third guilty plea by a major Trump campaign figure—putting Mueller on Trump's doorstep. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [41]41Gates, Trump, Mueller, Manafort, Putin, Melania, Deripaska, Papadopoulos, Flynn, Lewandowski, Stone, Guccifer 2.0, Caputo, KushnerGates Plea, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Mayflower Meeting, RNC Platform Change, Favorite, Russia Sanctions, LegalCNBC, NBC, FBI, Reuters, GOP, RNC, Just Security, Kremlin, NYPost, WaPo, Guardian, CNN, NYMag, Vox, BI, WH1072
Suspiciously free feeFebruary 23, 2018“ I'd add that Manafort—despite being in financial trouble—offered his services to Trump as Campaign Manager FOR FREE. That means he expected to get money in the job by other means—a possible smoking gun that his direction of Trump's Russia policy was part of a criminal conspiracy.” [2]2Manafort, Trump, DilanianMayflower Meeting, Russia SanctionsNBC1073
February 23, 2018“ There's no question the Gates plea puts enormous pressure on Manafort to cut a deal or else spend the rest of his life in prison. And remember that Trump told friends—per NBC—that Manafort could hurt him if he flipped. So this breaking news is a big deal.” (unrolled) [11]11Gates, Manafort, Trump, Mueller, CobbRNC Platform ChangeNBC, NYT, RNC, MSNBC, WH1074
Threatening tweetsFebruary 23, 2018“ Yesterday, former Trump Communications Advisor @ MichaelRCaputo tweeted at dozens of Trump critics that Gates would never plead and any intimation he might was fake news. His tweets to me were *threatening*. Took less than 24 hours for you to be revealed for what you are, Caputo.” [2]2Caputo, Trump, Gates, Abramson1075
What LaBella knowsFebruary 22, 2018“ Someone in the media needs to find out who "caught and killed" the Chuck LaBella story Trump attorney Michael Cohen so desperately wanted buried. Thus far there's only one credible source on what LaBella knows, and he's saying it's about a Trump-Putin phone call in November 2013.” [2]2LaBella, Trump, Cohen, PutinTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump kompromatNYT1076
Understand, right?February 22, 2018“ Does everyone reading this feed understand that Donald Trump has *admitted on live television* that while in Moscow in November 2013 he had a conversation with Putin about U.S.-Russia relations? That's something everyone understands is a *fact*, right?” [5]5Trump, Putin, Arnold, Mueller, Emin AgalarovTrump Tower Moscow DealTower Moscow ListQuartz, Forbes1077
Trump's puppetsFebruary 22, 2018“ As a teacher, I'm so glad we're talking about some half-cocked idea a man with yellow hair sh*t out about arming teachers INSTEAD OF how the same man refuses to IMPOSE THE SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA passed 517-5 by Congress. Armed teachers can be DISARMED by a disturbed student, moron.” [3]3TrumpJournalismCongress, CNN, MSNBC, FNC1078
Over-hyped angleFebruary 22, 2018“ (1) There's no such thing as a "plea lawyer." Gates can use whatever lawyer he has to strike a deal. The Green angle has been greatly over-hyped. (2) Someone check to see if Trump or Manafort have gotten to Gates, because if I'm Mueller I'm thinking that.” [2]2Gates, Green, Manafort, Trump, MuellerLegalHill1079
He'll eventually flipFebruary 22, 2018“ Perhaps the most telling item in the new Manafort/Gates indictments: only one of the co-defendants *opted* to face cases in DC *and* Virginia. I'm guessing the defendant was Manafort—and Gates making the unusual decision to waive a venue challenge is a sign he'll eventually flip.” [2]2Manafort, GatesLegal1080
RNC pays SchillerFebruary 21, 2018“ Months ago, I made the case for disbelieving Keith Schiller's Congressional testimony—especially his claim he abandoned his post on Trump's door despite knowing there was an active blackmail threat against his principal. Now we learn the RNC is paying a Schiller op $180,000/year.” [5]5Schiller, Trump, Steele, PutinMiss Universe Moscow 2013, Steele Dossier, Trump kompromatRNC1081
Don Jr. tweets PaineFebruary 21, 2018“ BREAKING: "Thomas Paine" anonymously authors the True Pundit fake news site, which tried to blackmail Comey into reopening Clinton's case pre-election. Don Jr. retweeted Paine's blackmail, then quietly deleted his RT. Now he's interacting with Paine again.” [3]3Paine, Comey, Clinton, Trump Jr., David HoggTrue Pundit HoaxHoax ListTrue Pundit, Kansas City Star, FBI1082
13 RussiansFebruary 21, 2018“ (THREAD) I've not done a thread about Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians this week, as I'm oddly—for a Trump-Russia analyst—ambivalent about it. I'd like to explain how—while important—it's caused more confusion than clarity in Trump-Russia reporting. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [23]23Mueller, Trump, Comey, Clinton, Horowitz, Flynn, Bannon, Trump Jr., Prince, Giuliani, PutinSteele Dossier, True Pundit Hoax, SC Investigation, Fake News, Social Media Attack, Journalism, Voting Hack, Election System Defense, Alfa Bank PingingHoax ListDOJ, FBI, Kremlin, True Pundit1083
Withdrawing a pleaFebruary 20, 2018“ Defendants request—and prosecutors must supply—this sort of evidence in all cases. An IG report has been prepared that *may* produce evidence previously unknown to and undiscovered by Flynn—so the judge ordered the evidence produced. Withdrawing a guilty plea is *extremely* hard.” [5]5Flynn, Mueller, Brady, Napolitano, Trump, Susan SimpsonLegalHill, GOP1084
Can incriminateFebruary 20, 2018“ (THREAD) Per NBC, Trump has told friends he'd be in trouble if Paul Manafort "flipped" on him—clearly signaling that Manafort can incriminate him and get him impeached. By that measure, today's events have brought Trump closer than ever to impeachment. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [22]22Trump, Manafort, Mueller, Gates, Comey, FlynnLegal, ImpeachmentLegal ListNBC, DOJ1085
Not so far afieldFebruary 20, 2018“ The lawyer Mueller charged with a federal felony today is the son-in-law of a Putin ally. That ally is connected to a Russian oil company and Alfa Group—whose pinging of Trump Tower systems during the campaign was never explained. So this charge isn't as far afield as some think.” [2]2Mueller, PutinAlfa Bank PingingAlfa1086
LaBella shut upFebruary 19, 2018“ One of several buried ledes: Tom Arnold—a long-time Trump friend and a witness in the Mueller investigation—appears to have been correct in saying that Chuck LaBella can confirm damning information about Trump-Russia negotiations in Moscow. Cohen worked to get LaBella to shut up.” [2]2Tom Arnold, Trump, Mueller, Chuck LaBella, Cohen, PutinTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Trump kompromatNYT, WaPo1087
Mueller closing inFebruary 19, 2018“ BREAKING NEWS (and further proof that, as predicted, Special Counsel Bob Mueller is closing in on a sanctions policy-for-money/aid Trump-Russia coordination plot):” [7]7Mueller, Kushner, Trump, Kislyak, Putin, Gorkov, Eric Trump, Trump Jr., ManafortI Love It Meeting, Kislyak contacts, Back Channels, Russia Sanctions, Kislyak Call, Banker MeetingCNN, Kremlin, Trump Org, Reuters1088
Trump-Russia skepticFebruary 18, 2018“ How many straw men does it take to make a Trump-Russia skeptic? I see at least 25 here, and could refute all of them in a single lengthy thread if I cared enough to convince Blake of basic facts he'd already know if he followed Trump-Russia news as closely as he implies he does.” [2]2Trump, Blake Hounshell, Page1089
Again and againFebruary 18, 2018“ In September 2013, as he was expressing hope of meeting Putin in Moscow, Trump said that his politics talk would be a waste if he weren't going to run for POTUS in 2016. 60 days later, he went to Moscow and, per Kremlin agent Yulya Alferova, discussed politics "again and again."” [3]3Putin, Trump, AlferovaMiss Universe Moscow 2013, Tweet TimingKremlin1090
Yulya confirmsFebruary 17, 2018“ (THREAD) Yulya Alferova—ex-wife of Russian oligarch Artem Klyushin and a member of Trump's entourage in Moscow in 2013—is yet another witness who confirms, albeit inadvertently, Trump lied about what happened at the Ritz Moscow. The list of such witnesses is now very, very long.” (unrolled) [21]21Alferova, Klyushin, Trump, Steele, Emin Agalarov, Phil Ruffin, Schiller, Obama, Aras Agalarov, Rykov, Stanislav BelkovskyMiss Universe Moscow 2013, I Love It Meeting, Steele Dossier, Trump kompromat, JournalismDossier ListKremlin, Daily Beast, BuzzFeed, Rain TV, Guardian1091
You told RussiansFebruary 16, 2018“ Mr. Trump, you told the Russians you'd be running for president in Moscow in November 2013—and indeed it was that declaration that led to the anti-U.S. campaign in early 2014. Cohen had made clear by mid-2013 you were running; you confirmed it to the Agalarovs and Yulya Alferova.” (unrolled) [21]21Trump, Cohen, Alferova, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Kaveladze, Klyushin, Putin, Sater, Khozin, Trump Jr., Ivanka, Schiller, Rykov, Mueller, Harding, Pence, Giuliani, Comey, ClintonI Love It Meeting, True Pundit Hoax, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Russian Cyberattack, Trump kompromat, Miss USA Las Vegas 2013NYPost, SVB, Forbes, Buzzfeed, FNC1092
Corallo spokeFebruary 16, 2018“ Mark Corallo, former spokesperson for Trump’s legal team, spoke with Robert Mueller’s team on Thursday for over two hours, two people familiar with the matter told The Daily Beast.” [2]2Corallo, Trump, Mueller, Hicks, Trump Jr., TrumpLegalDaily Beast, NYT1093
Don't listen to WHFebruary 15, 2018“Don't listen to the White House on what the Gates deal means. Don't listen to pundits who say Gates can only provide information on the Manafort case. Gates would be given a deal because of what he knows about the Russia investigation. Remember he helped change the GOP platform.” [6]6Gates, Manafort, Papadopoulos, Flynn, Mueller, Trump, PenceLegal, RNC Platform Change, ImpeachmentLegal ListWH, GOP1094
Already provenFebruary 15, 2018“TRUMP-RUSSIA COLLUSION IS ALREADY PROVEN 1) Swear an oath to protect America in 2017. 2) Get told by your own government that the nation you swore to protect is under threat of Russian cyberattack in 2018. 3) Do nothing. 4) Admit you're doing nothing out of self-interest. {fin}” [4]4TrumpRussia Sanctions, Russian Cyberattack, Hacked Emails, Voting HackWH1095
Misusing privilegeFebruary 15, 2018“It's time to return to this executive privilege primer from a month ago. Trump is now misusing executive privilege in a way I didn't even contemplate in my consideration of the topic last month: he's deciding what specific questions people can answer. I've never seen that before.” [3]3Trump, BannonLegal1096
So easily blackmailedFebruary 14, 2018“I said it over a month ago, and will repeat it now: that Mr. Trump can be so easily and *successfully* blackmailed—with almost no effort expended by his blackmailer—and will lie and enlist others to lie about it, is a national security issue and relevant to the Trump-Russia case.” [2]2Trump, Stormy Daniels, Melania, Rob PorterTrump kompromat, Stormy Liaison1097
Suspicious paymentsFebruary 14, 2018“Maybe these suspicious payments from Trump's campaign to Trump in late 2016—mere weeks after Michael Cohen paid Stormy Daniels an "unreimbursed" $130,000—will turn out to be outsized transition-period rent costs. Or maybe they won't. Media should investigate it. (h/t @ScottMonty)” [5]5Trump, Cohen, Daniels, Scott MontyTrump kompromat, Stormy LiaisonEssential Consultants, Donald J. Trump for President, Trump Tower Commercial1098
About that sentenceFebruary 13, 2018“So @ CNN just wrote this sentence: "Trump has been skeptical about the intelligence assessment that Russia meddled ever since he was first briefed on the issue during the presidential transition." That's GREAT—given his first comprehensive briefing on this was on August 17, 2016.” (unrolled) [10]10Trump, Mueller, Kennedy, PorterRussia Sanctions, Russian Cyberattack, JournalismCNN1099
Nothing to prepareFebruary 13, 2018“On the same day we learn that Trump has done nothing to prepare America for the 100% certain Russian cyber-attack predicted by all U.S. intelligence agencies, Sean Hannity would like you to search for hidden sperm in President Obama's Smithsonian portrait.” [2]2Trump, Hannity, ObamaRussian Cyberattack, Voting HackFNC, Twitter1100
CIA already briefedFebruary 13, 2018“BREAKING: It appears when Trump used a recent NYT story to attack the FBI, he likely had already been briefed on it by his CIA Director and told it (the NYT story) was false. Which means Trump knowingly spread a story about the CIA he knew was false. Media should cover that now.” [5]5Trump, Pompeo, Mueller, Clinton, PorterRussia Sanctions, SC Investigation, Fake NewsCIA, NYT, FBI, HuffPo, Senate1101
Analysis, a yr behindFebruary 12, 2018“If you're looking for an analysis of Steele's dossier that's a year behind—current as of mid-January '17—this is your article. If you're looking for a current assessment, sadly it can only be found on social media. And I mean it: that's sad. But also true.” (unrolled) [14]14Steele, Trump, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Kozhin, Schiller, Sarka, Klyushin, Rykov, Cohen, Ivanka, Trump Jr., Bump, ComeySteele Dossier, Trump Tower Moscow, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, I Love It Meeting, Trump kompromat, Journalism, Miss USA Las Vegas 2013Dossier ListWaPo, Kremlin, Bloomberg, Forbes, Sverbank, Trump Org, BBC, CIA, HuffPo, FBI1102
Exemplary conductFebruary 12, 2018“Yet another example of President Obama acting exactly as a president should, asking exactly the right questions, and putting America's interests ahead of his own. It's sad that we've come to the point at which exemplary conduct of this sort is the subject of an oversight inquiry.” [2]2Obama, Grassley, Graham, Trump1103
NewsworthinessFebruary 10, 2018“(THREAD) @ AllMattNYT, I teach journalism at University of New Hampshire. One of the first topics we cover is how to determine newsworthiness—including the 10 primary markers of newsworthy information. I think this story is a misreading of those and will explain why I say so here.” (unrolled) [31]31Matt Rosenberg, Trump, Putin, Giuliani, Comey, Clinton, Nunes, Mueller, SteeleSteele Dossier, True Pundit Hoax, Trump kompromat, Clinton kompromat, Journalism, Nunes MemoNYT, UNH, Congress, FBI, NYFO, CIA, NSA, CBS1104
Edit "proof"February 8, 2018“Max, I agree it's poorly worded. I referred to: "Navalny shows footage of Deripaska with Russian deputy prime minister Prikhodko on his yacht in Norway in August 2016. Based on that footage, he alleges that information about the Trump campaign must have passed between the two."” [7]7Max de Haldevang, Navalny, Deripaska, Trump, Manfort, Victoria Nuland, Nastya Rybka, PrikhodkoBack ChannelsKremlin, Quartz1105
The Navalny tapeFebruary 8, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING: The just-released "Navalny Tape" gets us *much* closer to seeing the whole of the Trump-Russia coordination narrative. In this thread I explain how a dozen Trump aides fit into the narrative—with Manafort and Papadopoulos as the stars. Hope you'll pass this on.” (unrolled) [103]103Navalny, Trump, Manafort, Papadopoulos, Trump Jr., Kushner, Gates, Sessions, Page, Clovis, Lewandowski, Hicks, Flynn, Prince, Cohen, Sater, Phares, Gordon, Bannon, Kislyak, Mueller, Putin, Artmenko, Ivanka, Christie, Gorkov, Kammenos, Goldstone, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Veselnitskaya, Clinton, DeripaskaFavorite, Kislyak contacts, Trump Tower Moscow, Back Channels, Steele Dossier, Greece, Hungary, Seychelles, Moscow, Russia Sanctions, RNC Platform Change, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Mayflower Meeting, I Love It Meeting, WikiLeaks Leaks, Clinton kompromat, Speech mention timing, Rosneft, Senate Office Meeting, Banker Meeting, Kislyak Call, WikiLeaks Communications, Dinner with PutinRNC, Trump Campaign, CA, NatSec, RDIF, WikiLeaks, Politico, WaPo, NYT, Reuters, BBC, Guardian, GOP, FBI, RIAC, RISS, Institute of Geopolitical Studies1106
Porter scandalFebruary 8, 2018“ORDER OF EVENTS IN THE PORTER SCANDAL 1. White House discovers serial domestic abuser in West Wing. 2. FBI denies security clearance to said serial domestic abuser. 3. White House promotes serial domestic abuser to top level of government. 4. White House lies about what it knew.” [6]6Porter, Hicks, Kelly, Trump, Bill Clinton, Hillary ClintonTrump kompromatFBI, WH1107
Major breaking newsFebruary 7, 2018“MAJOR BREAKING NEWS:” [4]4Trump kompromatNBC1108
What a leader doesFebruary 7, 2018“The Trump government is a farce. We're now being told that the previous administration wanting to be kept apprised of efforts by federal law enforcement to protect the homeland against aggressive digital incursions by Russia is a scandal. No, Mr. Trump—it's what a *leader* does.” (unrolled) [13]13Trump, Obama, McConnell, Clinton, WeinerRussian Cyberattack, Fake NewsDems, GOP1109
Pleading the FifthFebruary 6, 2018“(THREAD) If you're wondering when Donald Trump can—or can't—plead the Fifth Amendment to avoid answering Mueller's questions, this is the thread for you. It's a complicated issue, so as an attorney I'll try to unpack it in a digestible way. I hope you'll share this with others.” (unrolled) [52]52Trump, Mueller, Trump Jr.I Love It Meeting, LegalLegal ListLegal Top PickDOJ1110
Unmuddle befuddledFebruary 5, 2018“(BRIEF THREAD) Many are befuddled tonight by news that Trump's White House lawyer, Ty Cobb, is advising Trump to let Mueller interview him, while his personal lawyer, John Dowd, is not. Having been in their shoes—as a former criminal defense attorney—I think I can un-muddle this.” (unrolled) [11]11Trump, Cobb, Mueller, Dowd, CoralloLegalLegal ListLegal Top Pick1111
Potentially tellingFebruary 5, 2018“BREAKING (this is potentially very telling):” [2]2Papadopoulos, Simona Mangiante1112
Shearer MemoFebruary 5, 2018“(THREAD) We now know that there's a *second* memo—one members of the media and law enforcement have seen—that alleges clandestine and possibly illicit behavior by Trump. This thread contains everything you need to know about the Shearer Memo. I hope you'll share this with others.” (unrolled) [46]46Cody Shearer, Trump, Steele, Clinton, Nunes, John Kerry, Obama, Jonathon Winer, Giuliani, Sarka, Schiller, Daniels, Putin, Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Sater, Simpson, Natasha Bertrand, Grassley, Graham, MuellerSteele Dossier, Shearer Dossier, True Pundit Hoax, Trump Tower Moscow, Trump kompromat, Fake News, Stormy LiaisonDossier List, Shearer ListShearer Top PickFBI, MI6, The Guardian, HPSCI, State Dept, Congress, Trump Org, Ritz Moscow, FSB, CIA, Fusion GPS, GOP, The Atlantic1113
No oversight roleFebruary 5, 2018“BREAKING: Though his committee has NO OVERSIGHT ROLE as to the State Department, Nunes now seeks to attack Obama's envoy to Libya—alleging he passed a memo on Trump to Steele. Is the "Shearer Memo" accurate? Well THAT'S a question Nunes never dares to ask.” [1]1Nunes, Obama, Steele, Shearer, TrumpSteele Dossier, Shearer DossierDossier List, Shearer ListState Dept, Atlantic1114
Reminder re: PapaFebruary 5, 2018“In light of Nunes' comments today, I think it's a good time to remind everyone that Papadopoulos helped write Trump's first major foreign policy speech in April 2016 and told Greek media he met Trump on at least three occasions, once receiving from him a "blank check" job offer.” [7]7Nunes, Papadopoulos, Trump, Priebus, Sessions, PutinMayflower MeetingTrump Campaign, NatSec Team1115
Money launderingFebruary 3, 2018“KEY POINT: The main allegation in Steele's dossier *isn't* that Putin has blackmail on Trump. It's *money laundering*. The claim is Trump took Russian money via shell corporations in exchange for a more favorable Russia policy. And what's Mueller looking at now? Money laundering.” (unrolled) [11]11Steele, Putin, Trump, Mueller, Bannon, Christie, Kushner, Nunes, Trump Jr., Eric TrumpSteele Dossier, Nunes Memo, Trump kompromatDossier ListHouse, FBI, CIA, BBC, NYT1116
D-lister definitionFebruary 3, 2018“Hi Ian, we have different definitions of what a "D-lister" is. In every field I've ever worked in, being under suspicion of being a Russian spy, having no significant accomplishments in your field, and being almost preternaturally awkward puts one somewhere below a "D-lister."” [2]2Ian Bremmer, Trump, PageGOP1117
A Kremlin advisorFebruary 3, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: In August '13, Carter Page bragged he was a Kremlin advisor—two and a half months before Trump traveled to Moscow and met with Kremlin agents. Page would mysteriously appear on Trump's NatSec team in January '16. Are the two facts connected?” [2]2Page, TrumpNatSec, FBI, Time1118
Yet he kept tryingFebruary 2, 2018“In 2013, three Russian spies tried to recruit Carter Page as a Kremlin asset. The FBI charged all three, deporting two with diplomatic immunity and imprisoning the third. Page was told what happened, and yet he kept trying to get in touch with the Kremlin.” (unrolled) [11]11Page, Trump, Papadopoulos, Steele, SessionsSteele Dossier, Back Channels, Moscow, Russian CyberattackFBI, NYT, CIA, GOP1119
Challenge the claimFebruary 2, 2018“I challenge the claim of a "political motivation" for Chris Steele in September 2016, as opposed to just fears engendered by what he'd learned about Trump, but it sounds like the FBI acted with an abundance of caution anyway.” [2]2Manu Raja, Jake Tapper, Swalwell, Schiff, Steele, Page, TrumpSteele Dossier, Nunes MemoCNN, FBI1120
Memo analysisFebruary 2, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING: Over DOJ and FBI objection, the Nunes Memo—compiled by GOP staffers of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence—has been released by Trump and Nunes. Here's my analysis of it—as an attorney and someone who's researched the Steele Dossier for a year.” (unrolled) [72]72Nunes, Trump, Steele, Hoover, Carter Page, Wray, Rosenstein, Comey, McCabe, Yates, Boente, Asha Rangappa, Orin Kerr, Clinton, Simpson, McCain, IsikoffSteele Dossier, Nunes Unmasked, Nunes Memo, True Pundit Hoax, Legal, Rosneft, Back Channels, Moscow, Trump kompromat, FISA, Fake NewsDossier List, Nunes Memo ListNunes Memo Top PickDOJ, FBI, GOP, HPSCI, MI6, CIA, House, Dems, Congress, NatSec Team, Just Security, Lawfare, Fusion GPS, DNC, WSJ, Perkins Coie, MI6, Yahoo!, NYT, FIFA, NYFO1121
Flipping fearFebruary 1, 2018“BREAKING: Less than 48 hours ago, an NBC report few noticed revealed that Trump thinks Manafort has info that could incriminate him. (Were that not the case, Trump wouldn't—per aides and friends—fear Manafort "flipping" on him.)” [3]3Trump, Manafort, MuellerLegalLegal ListNBC1122
Hicks miscalculatingFebruary 1, 2018“Hicks is miscalculating here—Corallo didn't just quit after this happened, he told friends he quit because he was being "lied to." Those two facts will be treated as corroboration of his present claims. Hicks has no such evidentiary support for her denial.” [2]2Hicks, Corallo, TrumpI Love It MeetingWaPo1123
Find result appealingFebruary 1, 2018“What's concerning is that the president might find this result appealing.” [4]4Wray, Nunes, Trump, Mueller, RosensteinNunes MemoNunes Memo ListCNN, FBI, WH, NYMag, HJC1124
Nor will TrumpJanuary 31, 2018“Nor will Trump, who I continue to believe was behind the changes Nunes made to the memo, as that's the only rendering of this extraordinary narrative that makes any sense whatsoever.” [3]3Shumer, Nunes, TrumpNunes MemoNunes Memo ListHill, WH 1125
Holy sh*t NunesJanuary 31, 2018“holy sh*t Nunes” [3]3Nunes, Schiff, TrumpNunes MemoNunes Memo ListNunes Memo Top PickWH, HPSCI1126
Hicks in the gameJanuary 31, 2018“What's being missed in the Times' breaking news: if Hicks committed a crime, Mueller will roll her in a New York minute. I don't think she'll go to federal prison for this man. So that—to me as a former criminal defense attorney—is the real story here: Hicks is *in the game* now.” [5]5Hicks, Mueller, Trump, Corallo, Bannon, WolffI Love It Meeting, LegalI Love It List, Legal ListTimes1127
Six monthsJanuary 31, 2018“six months (see third tweet in pinned thread)” [2]2Seth Abramson, Corallo, mediaI Love It Meeting, Journalism, NYT1128
Why Corallo quiteJanuary 31, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: Trump Spokesman Quit Because He Believed Criminal Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice Was Afoot” [5]5Mueller, Corallo, Trump, Trump Jr.I Love It Meeting, Legal, Fake NewsI Love It List, Legal ListNYT, AF11129
Dead theoriesJanuary 31, 2018“*FAR-RIGHT THEORIES THAT DIED TODAY* 1. Peter Strzok was a pro-Clinton zealot. 2. Donald Trump had no corrupt purpose in seeking loyalty oaths from employees he knew were witnesses in a criminal investigation. 3. The Nunes Memo is a legitimate and accurate critique of the FBI.” [1]1Strzok, Clinton, Trump, NunesNunes MemoFBI1130
How criminals actJanuary 31, 2018“A professional observation: this is how criminals act, and someone who repeatedly acts this way—over many months—is almost certainly a criminal. I know this from many years working in the criminal justice system, and most of you know it from common sense.” (unrolled) [10]10Trump, Rosenstein, Brand, MuellerLegal, SC InvestigationLegal ListCNN, GOP1131
Political stuntJanuary 31, 2018“The Trump-Nunes Memo is a political stunt. Its truth-value without the context the Schiff Memo would have provided is nil—as the FBI Director has already told the White House. It's that simple.” [3]3Trump, Nunes, Schiff, Wray, KellyNunes MemoNunes Memo ListFBI, WH, DOJ, Dems1132
Deceit and theaterJanuary 30, 2018“As predicted from the jump. Everything Trump ever said about interviewing with Mueller was pure deceit and theater.” [2]2Trump, MuellerLegalWH1133
Hit MainstreamJanuary 30, 2018“BREAKING NEWS at The Washington Post is the story I wrote over a year ago about the FBI sitting on Comey's request to review the Clinton emails on Weiner's PC. It took a year, but I promised everyone this would eventually hit the mainstream—and now it has.” (unrolled) [18]18Comey, Clinton, Weiner, Giuliani, Horowitz, Prince, McCabe, Flynn, Bannon, Trump Jr., Devlin Barrett, NunesTrue Pundit Hoax, Comey Firing, Fake NewsWaPo, FBI, NYFO, HuffPo, NYPD, Guardian1134
Second dossierJanuary 30, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: The FBI is in possession of a SECOND dossier of Trump-Russia intelligence, known colloquially as the "Shearer Dossier," and it may confirm the already-known Steele Dossier. Per the Guardian, there are indications that the FBI thinks so.” [1]1Cody Shearer, Trump, SteeleSteele Dossier, Shearer DossierDossier List, Shearer ListFBI, Guardian1135
Hannity poserJanuary 29, 2018“BREAKING: This exchange, between a Twitter user posing as Sean Hannity and WikiLeaks, confirms WikiLeaks has been in contact with Hannity—a Trump advisor. This is the second WikiLeaks-Trump contact we know of; the other are pre-election contacts between WikiLeaks and Trump's son.” [3]3Hannity poser, Trump, Trump Jr., Mueller, Pirro, Assange, WarnerWikiLeaks CommunicationsTwitter, WikiLeaks, OSC, FNC, DailyBeast1136
Troubling pictureJanuary 29, 2018“This is bad. The picture of what happened today is slowly becoming clear, and it's a very, very troubling picture.” [2]2Nunes, Wray, Trump, McCabeTrue Pundit Hoax, SC InvestigationHill, FBI1137
What I don't getJanuary 29, 2018“Here's what I don't get: how did the Inspector General report lead to McCabe facing demotion but *not* to any consequences for the FBI illegally leaking to Rudy Giuliani in October '16—an effort to pressure McCabe and Comey into re-opening the Clinton probe under false pretenses?” [3]3McCabe, Giuliani, Comey, Clinton, WeinerTrue Pundit HoaxFBI, NYFO1138
Now McCabe is goneJanuary 29, 2018“50 days ago, I wrote about a pre-election McCabe-Comey email in which McCabe warns Comey that True Pundit—a fake news site pushed by Trump advisors Trump Jr., Bannon, Flynn and Prince—was preparing to leak false information on the Clinton email investigation. Now McCabe is gone.” [5]5McCabe, Comey, Trump Jr., Bannon, Flynn, Prince, Clinton, Mueller, HorowitzTrue Pundit Hoax, Fake NewsTrue Pundit, Judicial Watch, FBI, HJC, Dems1139
Forced retirementJanuary 29, 2018“BREAKING: All indications are that Trump—via agents in Congress—has forced the retirement of a key witness against him in an Obstruction case that could lead to impeachment. Worse, it's part of a coordinated, illegal effort to intimidate, punish, and discredit adverse witnesses.” (unrolled) [16]16Trump, McCabe, Nunes, Rosenstein, Mueller, Nixon, Comey, Steele, Sessions, Baker, WraySteele Dossier, Comey Firing, Nunes Memo, SC InvestigationNunes Memo ListMemo Top PickCongress, FBI, Foreign Policy, CNN, Fresno Bee, DOJ, NYT1140
Bet one FISA elementJanuary 29, 2018“I bet one element of the December 2016 FISA application to extend the surveillance warrant on Carter Page was his on-video confession at a Moscow conference that he had been (that week) talking with top Rosneft executives in Moscow—the same ones he earlier lied about speaking to.” [5]5Page, Steele, Rosenstein, Nunes, Mueller, TrumpSteele Dossier, Rosneft Deal, Nunes Memo, Back Channels, Moscow, FISARosneft List, Nunes Memo ListMemo Top PickRosneft, FISC, House1141
Transparent ployJanuary 29, 2018“The Nunes Memo is a transparent ploy to get Rosenstein fired so Trump can replace him and illicitly order his replacement (likely Pruitt) to fire Mueller "of his own accord." The GOP says there's no need to protect Mueller, even as Trump is in the middle of a plot to fire him.” [2]2Nunes, Rosenstein, Trump, Pruitt, Mueller, PageNunes Memo, SC InvestigationNunes Memo ListGOP, DOJ1142
Good for Trump?January 29, 2018“This is amazing. Trump allies now say the Nunes Memo will prove the Department of Justice thinks the mysteriously under-qualified former Russian gas consultant Trump hired for his national security team is a Russian agent. Moreover, they claim this revelation is *good for Trump*.” [2]2Trump, Nunes, Page, PapadopoulosNunes MemoNunes Memo ListDOJ1143
Probe will extendJanuary 29, 2018“BREAKING: Top Senate Democrat Says New Documents Submitted to Congress Raise New Trump-Russia Questions and Will Extend Congressional Probe Significantly” [2]2Warner, Trump, Mueller, Natasha Bertran, FlynnCongress, Newsweek, SSCI1144
Bots retweetingJanuary 28, 2018“September 8, 2016: Sessions has a secret meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in which the two men discuss the dropping of U.S. sanctions on Russia. September 9, 2016: Russian bots begin a 60-day campaign of retweeting Donald Trump 500,000 times.” (unrolled) [10]10Sessions, Kislyak, bots, Trump, Trump Jr., Papadopoulos, VeselnitskayaI Love It Meeting, Kislyak contacts, Back Channels, Russia Sanctions, WikiLeaks leaks, Russian Cyberattack, Clinton kompromat, Tweet timing, Speech Mention timing, WikiLeaks communications, Senate Office MeetingDaily Mail, SJC, Twitter, WikiLeaks1145
Way, way, way awayJanuary 26, 2018“We're way, way, *way* away from having this kind of evidence—but yes, if anyone in the Trump White House deliberately leaked classified intelligence on a Dutch operation in order to protect a Russian hacking operation that had interfered with the U.S. election, it'd be Espionage.” [2]2Trump, Lavrov, SteeleSteele DossierWH1146
McCabe targetedJanuary 26, 2018“WOW. This is what I've been saying with respect to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe—that he was targeted because he's a witness against Trump—but Foreign Policy now reveals that it's part of a broader scheme Trump himself devised to obstruct justice and tamper with witnesses.” [3]3Andrew McCabe, Trump, Comey, Sessions, Wray, Mueller, Seth Abramson, John VauseComey Firing, SC InvestigationFBI, Foreign Policy, CNN, UNH1147
ObstructionOfJusticeJanuary 26, 2018“(THREAD) Last June, I and some others said Mueller had a "prima facie" case on Trump for Obstruction—that is, a case that's evidently correct unless proven otherwise. Today, that's the consensus. But Obstruction is more confusing than some realize. Here's a thread on why that is.” (unrolled) [59]59Mueller, Trump, Dershowitz, Comey, Flynn, Kislyak, Sessions, Renato, RosensteinComey Firing, Legal, Kislyak contacts, Back Channels, SC Investigation, FISAComey Firing List, Legal ListComey Firing Top Pick, Legal Top PickNYT, Cornell Law, Vox, Executive, FBI, FISA, DOJ, NBC, Congress, Politico, OSC, SCOTUS, 1148
Three Burck clientsJanuary 25, 2018“BREAKING: Bannon and Priebus, Bill Burck's two other Trump-Russia clients—besides McGahn—were *also* involved in keeping Trump from firing Mueller, ensuring all three Burck clients are key witnesses in the Obstruction case Mueller may well refer to DOJ.” [2]2Bannon, Priebus, Bill Burck, McGahn, Trump, MuellerSC InvestigationDOJ, WaPo, WH1149
Tried 7 months agoJanuary 25, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING NEWS (New York Times): We now know Trump already tried to fire Special Counsel Mueller—7 months ago. Many believed such an attempt would be a "red line" that would lead to impeachment. So what do we do now? I analyze that question and what this news means here.” (unrolled) [7]7Trump, Mueller, McGahn, Bill Clinton, Comey, Sessions, Kasowitz, Bannon, Priebus, Bill BurckComey Firing, Legal, ImpeachmentComey Firing List, Legal ListComey Firing Top Pick, Legal Top PickNYT, WH, OSC, DOJ, HJC, GOP, House1150
Trump does 180January 25, 2018“BREAKING (CNN): Trump does 180 on Mueller interview, goes from offering to talk under oath to having his lawyer say that lawyers will decide if Trump talks to Mueller at all. I'm not going to say I told you so, only because everyone who reads this feed knows that I told you so.” [6]6Trump, MuellerCNN1151
Leak false infoJanuary 24, 2018“(THREAD) On November 4, 2016—96 hours before the presidential election—Trump advisor Erik Prince went on a radio network controlled by Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon to say that an anti-Clinton cabal at NYPD was conspiring to leak false information about Clinton pre-election.” (unrolled) [18]18Trump, Prince, Bannon, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Comey, Giuliani, Trump Jr., McCabe, Weiner Abedin, Betsy DeVos, KallstromTrue Pundit Hoax, Clinton kompromat, Fake NewsTrump Campaign, NYPD, Breitbart, FBI, Congress, True Pundit, NYT, NYFO, Trump Cabinet, WH1152
Secret society jokeJanuary 24, 2018“Turns out the "secret society" comment from Lisa Page that was supposed to be Devin Nunes' "smoking gun" was a joke. A joke at the time, and a joke now, in the sense that it's political theater. So now let's talk about something real: the fully confirmed # Trumplandia Conspiracy.” [2]2Lisa Page, Devin Nunes, Rudy Giuliani, Erik PrinceTrue Pundit HoaxABC, NYFO, FBI1153
Obvious, it's a crimeJanuary 24, 2018“Hate to state the obvious, but, former public defender here, if you're being investigated by the feds for major crimes and you "fight back against it" by trying to get those investigating you fired/arrested, lying to them, hiding evidence, falsely accusing others... it's a CRIME.” [2]2TrumpLegalLegal ListLegal Top Pick1154
FBI conspiracyJanuary 24, 2018“FACT: There *was* an FBI conspiracy to help elect one of the two candidates in the 2016 presidential election. It was a pro-Trump conspiracy in the New York field office of the FBI. PLEASE RT this summary of the conspiracy that gave Trump the presidency.” (unrolled) [16]16Trump, Prince, Giuliani, Flynn, Trump Jr., McCabe, Comey, Clinton, Strzok, Page, Horowitz, Nunes, Mueller, SteeleTrue Pundit Hoax, Steele Dossier, Fake NewsFBI, NYFO, NYT, NYPD1155
Secret societiesJanuary 23, 2018“FBI and DOJ shouldn't have "secret societies" that favor certain pols. It's even worse if such groups openly generate biased work-product. This occurred at the NYC FBI field office—which was known as "Trumplandia," and worked to win the election for Trump.” [2]2Trump, Wyden, Strzok, Horowitz, GiulianiTrue Pundit HoaxFBI, NYFO, DOJ, Hill1156
Mueller's two topicsJanuary 23, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING: We now know two topics Mueller plans to ask Trump about: the Flynn firing and the Comey firing. And Trump is demanding that he be able to answer some questions in writing—an obvious attempt to get most or all of the questions in advance.” (unrolled) [11]11Mueller, Trump, Flynn, Comey, SessionsComey FiringComey Firing ListWaPo, DOJ, Congress1157
Pressuring to fireJanuary 23, 2018“(THREAD) The Attorney General pressuring the FBI to fire Andrew McCabe is *much* bigger news than many think. I explain why—and it's not very complicated, either—in this brief thread. Hope you'll pass it on.” (unrolled) [13]13McCabe, Wray, Comey, Sessions, Trump, Clinton Comey Firing, ImpeachmentComey Firing ListFBI, Axios1158
Attempt to fireJanuary 23, 2018“For most of the day, US media has covered Sessions' attempt—likely at Trump's direction or encouragement—to fire Deputy FBI Director McCabe *without* noting that McCabe is a *major* witness in the Obstruction case against Trump (an impeachable offense). *That's* the story here.” [6]6Sessions, Trump, McCabe, Clinton, Dana Bash, Comey, Asha RangappaJournalism, Impeachment, McCabe FiringFBI, DOJ, CNN1159
Sessions interviewedJanuary 23, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING NEWS: A major event has occurred in the Trump-Russia investigation: Special Counsel Bob Mueller has interviewed one of his primary targets, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. This thread analyzes what it means for Trump and the nation. I hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [52]52Trump, Mueller, Sessions, Comey, Trump Jr., Kushner, Flynn, Manafort, Pence, Papadopoulos, Gates, Gordon, Putin, Page, Clovis, Kubic, Dearborn, Lewandowski, Kislyak, Steele, Clinton, McCabe, Coats, Hicks, Kellogg, McFarland, McGahn, Miller, Priebus, Rogers, Rosenstein, Spicer, Bannon, Richard Ben-VenisteSteele Dossier, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Mayflower Meeting, Rosneft Deal, Comey Firing, RNC Platform Change, Kislyak Contacts, Back Channels, Russia Sanctions, Rosneft, Senate Office Meeting, ImpeachmentComey Firing ListNYT, FBI, Congress, DOJ, GOP, NatSec, RNC, WH, Kremlin1160
Great questionJanuary 22, 2018“NORAH O'DONNELL, CBS: "What's being done to make sure [Russian election interference] doesn't happen in 2018, and in the next presidential election in 2020?" MIKE POMPEO, CIA: "It's a great question, Norah—it's a very important question. I can't answer it."” [5]5Norah O'Donnell, Pompeo, TrumpCBS, CIA, Trump's Cabinet, RT1161
Badge of honorJanuary 22, 2018“Lost 1000 followers over the last two days after this man came after me on Twitter. Now I'm thinking that it might've been a badge of honor. If Glenn Greenwald wants you to shut up, you must be on to something as far as the Trump-Russia story is concerned.” [2]2Seth Abramson, Glenn Greenwald, Trump, MuellerJournalismNYMag1162
Archive good startJanuary 21, 2018“Short answer: this POLITICO archive is a good start. Longer answer: it's only OK; there are people missing/miscategorized—try to find the two Sessions lieutenants who met with Kislyak in Sessions' office on 9/8/16—and those here are only broadly summarized.” (unrolled) [33]33Sessions, Kislyak, Flynn, Kushner, Bannon, Trump Jr., Panos Kammenos, Jacob Heilbrunn, Kislyak, Richard Burt, Bud McFarlane, K.T. McFarland, Alexis Tsipras, Putin, Priebus, Papadopoulos, Mark Corallo, Victoria Toensing, Joe diGenova, Leon Black, Wendi Deng, Kata Sarka, Stormy Daniels, Cohen, Artem Klyushin, Konstantin Rykov, Nunes, Jordan, Crowley, Victor Pinchuk, Oxana Fedorova, Vladimir Golubev, Lev Leviev, Viktor Medvedchuk, Dmytro Firtash, Andrey Rozov, Len Blavatnik, Serhiy Lyovochkin, Phil Ruffin, Tevfik Arif, Arkady Dvorkovich, Semion Mogilevich, Alexander Yakovenko, Dmitry Rogozin, Yuri Vanetik, Serhiy Rybalka,Christodoulos Vassiliades, Pete Brownell, Torshin, Sebastian Gorka, Schmitz, Gordon, Page, Sean Hannity, Arthur Finkelstein, Viktor Orban, Roman Abramovich, Dasha Zhukova, Rex Tillerson, Yuri Chaika, Wilbur Ross, Stalbek Mishakov, Sergey Gorkov, Dmitry Rybolovlev, Preet Bharara, Dana Boente, Mike McSherry, Eric Schneiderman, Rudy Giuliani, Thomas Paine, Rebekah Mercer, Robert Mercer, Jeanine Pirro, Viktor Vekselberg, Rotem Rosen, Alex Sapir, Tamir Sapir, Vadim Trincher, Josef Ackerman, Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov, David Clarke, Alisher Usmanov, Ruslan Stoyanov,Sergei Mikhailov, Kirill Shamalov, Katerina TikhonovaMayflower Meeting, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, True Pundit Hoax, Senate Office Meeting, Miss Universe 2002, Stormy LiaisonPolitico, CNI, Gazprom, FNC, GOP, RDIF, Trump Foundation, NRA, FSB, True Pundit1163
The Nunes MemoJanuary 21, 2018“The "Nunes Memo" is simply a redux of Tom DeLay's "evidence room" from the Clinton impeachment. Today, members of Congress can go to a "secure room" to see evidence every bit as unfounded as the crap DeLay was peddling. This GOP tactic is 20 years old.” [5]5Nunes, Tom Delay, Bill Clinton, Trump, Comey, Mueller, Rosenstein, Burr, Conaway, GowdyNunes Memo, SC Investigation, FISAGOP, Congress, Dems, DOJ, FBI, FISC1164
MisinformationJanuary 20, 2018“(THREAD) There's misinformation about me going around today, and since I'm just one person, there's no easy way for me to defend against it except to direct folks to the bio in my profile and answer any questions anyone has here—which I'm happy to do. Bio:” (unrolled) [21]21Seth Abramson, George Papadopoulos, Eric Garland, Bernie Sanders, PutinBack Channels, Greece, Seth Abramson, JournalismPolitico, IRE, Twitter, Congress, ABC1165
Mere speculationJanuary 19, 2018“At this point it's mere speculation, but Michael Wolff has said that a paragraph toward the back of FIRE AND FURY reveals who Trump's current mistress is (an affair that opens the president up to blackmail) and many online are insisting that THIS is the paragraph Wolff refers to:” [2]2Michael Wolff,Trump, Nikki Haley, Ivanka, Hope HicksTrump kompromatTimes of London, UN, WH1166
Extramarital affairJanuary 19, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: Michael Wolff Says Trump Is Having An Extramarital Affair in the White House Right Now (WARNING: NSFW language)” [3]3Michael Wolff,Trump, Bill MaherTrump kompromatWH1167
Polls punditsJanuary 19, 2018“The CBC regularly polls pundits to see what they think the chances are Trump will be impeached—not immediately, but *ever*. While this graphic is misleading—saying there's a >50% chance of impeachment *at some point* doesn't mean "brace for impact"—I say time will prove me right.” [2]2Trump, Jeet Heer, Lisa Goldman, Parker Molloy, Paul McLeod, Heather Timmons, Dahlia Lithwick, Seth Abramson, Darren SamuelsonImpeachmentCBC1168
AproposJanuary 19, 2018“Apropos of (a) the publication, today, of a 2011 Stormy Daniels interview, and (b) Trump's speech today for the "March for Life": a married man who has unprotected sex with a mistress is clearly not pro-life. And Pence just called Trump "the most pro-life president in history."” [2]2Stormy Daniels, Trump, Pence, MelaniaStormy LiaisonMarch for Life 1169
Panel argumentJanuary 18, 2018“I appreciated @donlemon putting my argument to his panel—the idea Trump committed Obstruction by inducing aides to withhold testimony from an official proceeding without invoking privilege—and wasn't surprised at the reply: yes, what Trump did was wrong, but we can't explain why.” [5]5Don Lemon, Trump, Bannon, Lewandowski, Coates, Mariotti, Ben-VenisteLegalLegal ListCNN1170
House SimpsonJanuary 18, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING: The second Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS) transcript—this one from House, rather than Senate, testimony—has just been released. In this thread, I'll note any major news, statements, or developments the new transcript reveals. Hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [66]66Simpson, Gowdy, Trump, Steele, Conaway, Schiff, Sater, Manafort, Tokhtakhounov, Taiwanchik, Putin, Cohen, Millian, Kukuts, Rohrabacher, Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Rooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Molly Bloom, Mueller, Artemenko, Assange, Farage, Hillary Clinton, Dimitri Simes, Jesus, Finkelstein, Kislyak, Orban, Gordon, Rybolovlev, Sechin, Ivanka, Kushner, Ted Cruz, Veselnitskaya, McFarlaneSteele Dossier, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, True Pundit Hoax, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Mayflower Meeting, Rosneft Deal, Kislyak Contacts, Back Channels, Hungary, NRA, WikiLeaks Leaks, Rosneft, TestimonyDossier ListDossier Top PickFusion GPS, House, Senate, Free Beacon, Dems, Perkins Coie, GOP, DNC, MI6, RIA, Russian mafia, Russian government, Orbis, Russian Foreign Ministry, Belarussian Foreign Ministry, Minsk State, Moscow State, Congress, HPSCI, Trump Organization, Kremlin, Bayrock, WikiLeaks, Equadorian Embassy, NYFO, FBI, NYT, CNI, NPC, GRU, Rosneft, KGB, NRA, SJC, Dems1171
Lazy languageJanuary 18, 2018“John, how is legal analysis from a trained criminal attorney "speculation"? How is it not "fact-based"? How is it not "solid"? What did I "make up"? Why are progressives using such lazy language to dismiss expert opinions that generously cite statute, reporting, and known facts?” [2]2Trump, John Brown, Seth AbramsonLegal, JournalismTwitter1172
Plea to progressivesJanuary 18, 2018“This is how Trump wins: he violates the law so frequently that when an attorney lays out in detail how he did it this time, non-attorneys in armchairs can say, "Yeah, seems unlikely he'd commit so many crimes. That guy's just a crank or a grifter." Progressives: STOP DOING THIS.” [2]2Trump, Seth AbramsonLegal1173
Caused to withholdJanuary 18, 2018“(THREAD) Trump committed Obstruction as to Bannon and Lewandowski, as he did the following WITHOUT invoking privilege: "Whoever knowingly corruptly persuades another person with intent to cause any person to withhold testimony from an official proceeding [violates 18 USC 1512]."” (unrolled) [22]22Trump, Bannon, Lewandowski, Sessions, MuellerLegal, SC InvestigationLegal ListLegal Top PickCongress, WH, GOP, WH Counsel's Office, House GOP, Hill, HPSCI, Daily Beast1174
Trump-Nunes nexusJanuary 18, 2018“Yesterday, I wrote: "Without instruction from WH Counsel, Lewandowski—who's in touch with Trump—knew he wasn't supposed to answer questions on post-June '16 chats with Trump. The picture emerging is of a Trump-Nunes nexus snaking behind the scenes to deep-six the Russia probe."” [3]3Lewandowski, Trump, Nunes, Bannon, McGahnLegalLegal ListWH Counsel, Hill, HPSCI1175
Gorka, a wanted manJanuary 18, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: Sebastian Gorka Was a Wanted Man in Hungary—on Gun Charges—the Whole Time He Was a Top Advisor to President Trump (Note: this again raises the question of how he secured a White House role—and renews queries on a Trump-Russia-Hungary nexus.)” [2]2Gorka, Trump, Gordon, Schmitz, PageBack Channels, HungaryWH, NatSec1176
Torshin at NRA eventJanuary 18, 2018“Alexander Torshin has referred to himself as a "long-time acquaintance" of Trump. Not Don Jr.—Trump. The two men met at an NRA event not long before Trump announced his candidacy.” [3]3Torshin, Trump, Trump Jr., KushnerBack Channels, National Prayer Breakfast, NRA MeetingNRA1177
The plot thickensJanuary 17, 2018“The plot thickens: Lewandowski pulled the same stunt today Bannon pulled yesterday—a false assertion of privilege for post-firing conversations—and House Intel Committee Republicans did nothing. Schiff noted the difference, and clearly found it suspicious.” [6]6Lewandowski, Bannon, Schiff, Trump, Dearborn, Mueller, NunesLegal, SC InvestigationLegal ListLegal Top PickHPSCI, GOP, Dems, FNC, MSNBC1178
Frantic subpoenaJanuary 17, 2018“Assuming for a moment that this news is true, is Rachel implying that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee frantically subpoenaed Bannon in mid-testimony (having never done that before in their Trump-Russia probe) in order to *mess up* Bannon's testimony for Mueller?” [2]2Mueller, Bannon, Maddow, Trump, NunesTestimony, SC InvestigationHPSCI, NBC, WH1179
No formal assertionJanuary 17, 2018“Absent a *formal* invocation of one of the four executive privileges, this is true. Bannon consented to being directed by an informal assertion of privilege coordinated by another one of his attorney's clients. So yes, v. bad. Had there been a formal assertion, it'd be different.” [2]2Renato Mariotti, Bannon, Trump LegalLegal ListWH, Trump Administration1180
Executive privilegeJanuary 16, 2018“(THREAD) "Executive privilege" is about to become the most important term in U.S. political discourse. This thread—written by an attorney—offers a basic primer in executive privilege that'll help you navigate the Trump-Russia story in the days ahead. I hope you'll read and share.” (unrolled) [67]67Trump, Trump Jr., Mueller, McGahn, Bannon, Sessions, Schiff, Wolff, Kushner, Miller, Rosenstein, Comey, Ivanka, Eric Trump, Priebus, HicksComey Firing, Legal, SC Investigation, Impeachment Legal ListLegal Top PickCongress, NatSec, GOP, WH, Office of the President, Dems, Brennan Center, SCOTUS, OSC, HJC, DOJ, Daily Beast, 1181
Trial-competentJanuary 16, 2018“Good news—today a military doctor effectively ruled Donald J. Trump competent to stand trial. While he didn't receive a full psychiatric evaluation, the screening he did have—and his performance on it—would make it very hard for him to ever claim to be incompetent to stand trial.” [2]2TrumpLegalLegal List1182
Model fair-mindedJanuary 16, 2018“I think we progressives have to model for our peers what it means to be fair-minded and evidence-based. Given the thorough physical and cognitive evaluation Trump had—and the report from his nonpartisan military doctor—I don't see any path forward on the mental fitness argument.” [3]3Trump, Dr. Ronny Jackson25th Amendment1183
Regretful measureJanuary 16, 2018“The "other measures [to combat the drug epidemic]" that Trump said regretfully can't be used in the U.S. include the *open murder of citizens* by the government (see Duterte, who Trump seemed to be referring to). This is actually one of the scariest things Trump has ever said.” [2]2Trump, Duterte1184
Racist policyJanuary 16, 2018“What happened between 10AM, when Trump told Sen. Graham he'd compromise on immigration, and noon, when he raged about "shithole" countries? Simple: he talked to a white supremacist by the name of Stephen Miller. And what came out of that talk was a *racist* immigration policy.” [5]5Graham, Trump, Miller, Comey, TapperMayflower Meeting, Comey FiringCNN, WH1185
Subpoenas BannonJanuary 16, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: Mueller Subpoenas Bannon” (unrolled) [14]14Mueller, Bannon, Trump, KushnerLegalLegal ListLegal Top PickNYT, OSC1186
Sater cooperating?January 16, 2018“With the recent BuzzFeed story on possible Russian money laundering at Trump properties, there's new buzz on a possibility I discussed two weeks ago: that Trump business partner and ex-Russian mobster Felix Sater is cooperating with Bob Mueller. You can see the evidence below.” [2]2Trump, Sater, Mueller, MaddowBuzzFeed, WH1187
Flake gets itJanuary 15, 2018“Flake gets it.” [3]3Flake, Trump, Stalin, Congress, Senate, GOP, Dems1188
Use campaign funds?January 13, 2018“Here's a question for U.S. media to ask Donald Trump: "Did you use *campaign funds* to pay off the women accusing you of sex crimes a month before the 2016 presidential election?" As I recall, politicians have gotten in serious trouble for misusing funds in this way.” [2]2TrumpTrump kompromat1189
Secretly payingJanuary 13, 2018“Really easy to miss the big picture after the Daniels, Drake, and Evans allegations against Trump from the past two days: at the *same time* Trump was telling American voters in October 2016 that he was being falsely accused, he was secretly paying the women off via his lawyers.” [2]2Daniels, Drake, Evans, TrumpTrump kompromat, Stormy LiaisonAccess Hollywood1190
S*#^hole liarJanuary 13, 2018“BREAKING: Trump privately is admitting he called every African nation, El Salvador, and Haiti "shitholes" whose residents should not be allowed to immigrate to the United States, thus casually admitting he lied to American voters—yet again—about his words on an important subject.” [2]2Trump, SteeleSteele Dossier1191
Have a signed letterJanuary 12, 2018“Mark, you really don't understand how paying someone off works, do you? You don't leave the room until you have a signed letter like this. Grow up, man, and—while you don't have to go to law school or get training as a investigator—at least watch The Bourne Identity or something.” [5]5Mark Dice, Daniels, Trump, Cohen, Kasowitz, BannonTrump kompromat, Stormy Liaison1192
Trump-Russia testJanuary 12, 2018“This is a good test of how closely someone is following the Trump-Russia story. Is the excerpt below from: a) a Trump-Russia crank you've been demanding your followers never RT into your feed; or b) The Washington Post (12/10/17). P.S. Papadopoulos is working with Mueller now.” [5]5Trump, Papadopoulos, Mueller, Putin, Kammenos, Trump, Blumenthal, MuellerBack Channels, Greece, Russia SanctionsWaPo, Russian TV 1193
Many adulteries MOJanuary 12, 2018“BREAKING NEWS (h/t @justinhendrix): Trump's Modus Operandi for His Many Adulteries Revealed: Luring Multiple Women to His Hotel Room to Party and Have Sex, Just As Alleged in the Steele Dossier” [3]3Trump, Stormy Daniels, Hendrix, Steele, Wood, Bannon, KasowitzSteele Dossier, Trump kompromat, Stormy LiaisonDaily Beast, BBC, Spectator, Business Insider1194
Trump cheatedJanuary 12, 2018“(THREAD) The BREAKING NEWS that Trump cheated on Melania with porn star "Stormy Daniels"—then used his lawyer as a "fixer" to pay six-figure hush-money a few weeks before the 2016 election—is relevant to the Russia inquiry. I hope you'll read on to see how, and share with others.” (unrolled) [22]22Trump, Melania, Daniels, Cohen, Steele, Putin, Ivana, Bill Clinton, WoodSteele Dossier, Trump kompromat, Stormy Liaison1195
Hush moneyJanuary 12, 2018“BREAKING: Trump Cheated on Melania With Porn Star "Stormy Daniels," Paid Six-Figure Hush-Money 30 Days Before the 2016 President Election to Cover It Up, Using Russiagate Figure Michael Cohen As a Fixer:” [2]2Trump, Daniels, CohenTrump kompromat, Stormy LiaisonHill1196
Interview termsJanuary 11, 2018“3 days ago, Trump's lawyers said Trump wanted to negotiate the terms of a Mueller interview. I said it was a stunt—Trump wouldn't sit for an interview. 1 day ago, Trump said an interview "seemed unlikely." It's not about me specifically—defense attorneys just know defendants.” (unrolled) [11]11Trump, Mueller LegalLegal ListLegal Top PickDOJ, OSC, Congress, SCOTUS1197
About StrzokJanuary 11, 2018“(THREAD) This thread has everything you need to know about Peter Strzok—the FBI agent who Mueller demoted, Trump wants prosecuted for Treason, and Trump's agents in Congress say led a Deep State coup attempt. Please read and share to end Trump's disinformation campaign on Strzok.” (unrolled) [67]67Strzok, Mueller, Trump, Hillary Clinton, Comey, Lynch, Horowitz, SessionsLegalLegal ListCongress, FBI, Georgetown, DOJ, HuffPo, GOP1198
Transcript, page 195January 9, 2018“Incorrect, Jim. See page 195 of the transcript. Simpson told Congress, under oath, that he didn't know whether the FBI source in the Trump campaign was "Trump campaign" or "Trump organization"—which means that, on August 22, 2017, Simpson wasn't referring to George Papadopoulos.” [5]5Sciutto, Simpson, Trump, Papadopoulos, Hillary Clinton, SteeleSteele Dossier, Simpson TestimonyCongress, FBI, Trump Org, GOP Senators, GOP, Dems, Trump Campaign1199
Referring to PageJanuary 9, 2018“I know the story. I tweeted it out that day. Brennan a) was speaking of contact between "Russian officials and US persons" (so he doesn't mean Papadopoulos, as Papadopoulos didn't talk to Russian officials directly) and b) he doesn't say it was pre-July. He was referring to Page.” [3]3Brennan, Papadopoulos, Page, Dilanian, Steele, Simpson, TrumpSteele Dossier, Back Channels, Moscow, Brennan TestimonyNBC, FBI, GOP, NYT, Congress1200
When did GOP learnJanuary 9, 2018“What I'm confused about is Simpson told Congress—under oath—Steele told him, in September 2017, that the FBI source was (a) in the Trump campaign, and (b) picked up a phone to call the FBI. He had to have been wrong. So when did the GOP learn it was really Papadopoulos? Not 2018.” [3]3Simpson, Steele, Trump, Papadopoulos, Bertrand, HendrixSteele Dossier, Simpson TestimonyCongress, FBI, GOP, Trump Campaign, NYT, Dems1201
Thought a moleJanuary 9, 2018“Okay, Ken, so what did the GOP do with this information when it received it in August? They didn't have Simpson's clarification yet—that came today. So they thought there was a mole in the Trump campaign who started the whole Russia investigation. What did they do next? Ask that.” [4]4Dilanian, Simpson, Papadopoulos, TrumpSteele Dossier, Simpson TestimonyGOP, Fusion GPS, Dems, NYT1202
A catch-22January 9, 2018“Hi Asha: I addressed this in another thread. I'm no Tribe—no one is!—but as an attorney I fear Trump may try to claim Mueller's work was authorized under a reg Trump can revoke, putting him in a catch-22 if he's subpoenaed: he must choose between executive powers and rule of law.” [2]2Rangappa, Tribe, Trump, Mueller, StarrLegalLegal ListDOJ, Independent Counsel, OSC1203
Feinstein’s moveJanuary 9, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING: In an extraordinary move, Sen. Feinstein (D-CA) has *unilaterally* released the transcript of Fusion GPS's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. What follows is a live-read of the transcript by a former criminal defense attorney. Hope you'll share.” (unrolled) [204]204Feinstein, Simpson, Grassley, Steele, Bannon, Davis, Levy, Magnitsky, Browder, Hillary Clinton, Trump, Sater, Cohen, Rangappa, Manafort, Paul Wood, Miller, Callum Borchers, Akhmetshin, Veselnitskaya, Trump Jr., Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Kaveladze, Scott Stedman, Goldstone, Samochornov, Deripaska, Wasserman Schultz, Blumenthal, Sawyer, Page, McCain, Papadopoulos, Epshteyn, Millian, Nate Silver, Prince, Giuliani, Comey, BertrandSteele Dossier, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, True Pundit Hoax, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, I Love It Meeting, Russia Sanctions, WikiLeaks Leaks, Russian Cyberattack, Trump kompromat, Clinton kompromat, Hacked emails, Fake News, Simpson TestimonyDossier List, Simpson Testimony ListDossier Top Pick, Simpson Testimony Top PickFusion GPS, SJC, Orbis, MI6, Senate, GOP, Dems, WSJ, Roll Call, Prevezon, Baker Hostetler, DOJ, MI6, Russian mafia, FSB, Breitbart, WH, Mother Jones, FBI, CIA, BBC, WaPo, HRAGI, NYT, Kremlin, Crocus Group, Daily Beast, DNI, NSA, DNC, Twitter, House, Senate, CNN, WH, BuzzFeed, Business Insider, Trump Campaign, Trump Org, 1204
Trump under oathJanuary 9, 2018“It's imperative Mueller put Trump under oath, and not fall for the argument that Making False Statements (an unsworn falsification) is the same as Perjury. The GOP well knows that Perjury is universally known to be an impeachable offense, while Making False Statements may not be.” [4]4Mueller, TrumpLegalLegal ListLegal Top PickGOP, FBI1205
Questions for TrumpJanuary 8, 2018“(THREAD) So Mueller wants to question Trump. Here are 20 questions he'd likely ask about the possibility of a pre-inauguration conspiracy involving Trump and Russia—one of many topics he'd inquire about. (Other topics, like Obstruction or Money Laundering, are a separate matter.)” (unrolled) [24]24Trump, Mueller, Sater, Putin, Fedorova, Emin Agalarov, Aras Agalarov, Klyushin, Rykov, Peskov, Deripaska, Page, Papadopoulos, Lavrov, Kislyak, Prince, Stone, Flynn, Cohen, Artemenko, Sessions, Bannon, Clovis, Schmitz, Kushner, Gordon, Trump Jr., McFarland, Burt, McFarlaneTrump Tower Moscow Deal, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Mideast Nuclear Deal, Mayflower Meeting, Rosneft Deal, Legal, Kislyak Contacts, Back Channels, Greece, Moscow, Russia Sanctions, Trump kompromat, Miss Universe 2002Legal ListLegal Top PickKremlin, Trump Org, MMA, Rosneft1206
25th the remedyJanuary 8, 2018“Incompetence to stand trial would only come into play post-removal, at a criminal trial post-indictment. At the impeachment stage, use of the 25th Amendment would be the remedy for a mental incapacity. That said, Trump would never allow this defense—and he seems to run the show.” [2]2TrumpLegal, 25th AmendmentLegal List1207
A gaggle of agentsJanuary 8, 2018“So now we're supposed to believe Ivanka was coincidentally entering Trump Tower at the *exact moment* a gaggle of Kremlin agents was leaving? (And moreover, even with *that* coincidence, they could only have recognized each other if Ivanka knows Rob Goldstone well.) Sorry, *no*.” [2]2Ivanka , Goldstone, Veselnitskaya, TrumpI Love It MeetingKremlin1208
Plans interviewJanuary 8, 2018“(THREAD) BREAKING: NBC reports that Mueller plans to interview Trump about his ties to Russia. This thread—by a former a criminal defense attorney—breaks down this major news. I hope you'll read and share, as this could be the single most consequential interview of our lifetimes.” (unrolled) [37]37Mueller, Trump, Cohen, Pence, Rosenstein, Flynn, Bill ClintonLegal, SC Investigation, ImpeachmentLegal ListLegal Top PickNBC, DOJ, GOP, House, WH, Chicago Tribune1209
Stop booking MillerJanuary 7, 2018“Please RETWEET if you want TV networks to stop booking Trump policy advisor Stephen Miller, whose media appearances—as Jake Tapper correctly stated on-air today—are intended for the exclusive consumption of President Trump and contain no new, honest, or accurate information.” [2]2Miller, Tapper, TrumpJournalismCNN, BI1210
Fiery read-along 2January 6, 2018“(THREAD) This is Part 2 of a live-read of Michael Wolff's FIRE AND FURY. The thread includes brief excerpts from the book and analysis of what each may mean for the Russia probe. A link to Part 1 of the live-read is in the thread. Hope you'll check it out and share with others.” (unrolled) [79]79Wolff, Hicks, Trump Jr., Trump, Kushner, Comey, Bannon, Putin, McConnell, Mueller, Priebus, Ryan, Kislyak, Gorkov, Parscale, Malcolm Nance, Pence, Dan Quayle, Sessions, Gorka, Page, Schmitz, Gordon, Richard Spencer, Brian Ross, Clovis, Hillary Clinton, Michael Smerconish, ComeyMayflower Meeting, I Love It Meeting, Back Door Meeting, Comey Firing, Kislyak Contacts, Back Channels, Hungary, Russia Sanctions, Russian Cyberattack, Banker Meeting, Kislyak Call, RNC Meeting, SF-86, ImpeachmentGOP, FSB, NatSec, CPAC, WH, Executive, WaPo, ABC, Congress, Dems, Ind, DNC, NYFO, FBI1211
Fox on impeachmentJanuary 6, 2018“(THREAD) In crowing over Brian Ross's permanent demotion for erroneous reporting on Flynn, Fox News just conceded that impeachment talk needs to begin immediately—as Trump already *did* (if not necessarily with Flynn) what Ross's report alleged. I hope you'll read and share this.” (unrolled) [23]23Brian Ross, Trump, Flynn, Papadopoulos, Putin, Clovis, Manafort, Kushner, Miller, Trump Jr., Kislyak, Page, Sessions, GordonMayflower Meeting, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, RNC Platform Change, Kislyak Contacts, Back Channels, Greece, Moscow, Russia Sanctions, Hacked Emails, RNC Meeting, Senate Office Meeting, ImpeachmentPlatform ListFNC, Kremlin, NatSec, FBI, GOP, RNC, Twitter, NYT, Politico, WaPo1212
Twitter concedesJanuary 5, 2018“BREAKING: Twitter Concedes (More or Less) That Trump Is Routinely Violating Its Terms of Service and It Will Do Nothing, Claiming a Different Standard for World Leaders” [3]3Trump, Yates, ComeyTwitter, CNN1213
Left, center, rightJanuary 5, 2018“To those on the left, center, and right interested in finding out whether the President of the United States was compromised by a hostile foreign power, then sought to cover it up via federal crimes: don't worry about push-back from far-right media. This is what they're bringing:” [2]2Seth Abramson1214
Fiery read-alongJanuary 5, 2018“(THREAD) I'm doing a live reading of FIRE AND FURY in this thread, offering some analysis of just a few short passages that seem of importance to the Trump-Russia investigation specifically or the Trump presidency generally. I hope you'll follow along and share with others.” (unrolled) [80]80Wolff, Trump, Kushner, Bannon, Mnuchin, Stone, Kislyak, Flynn, Ailes, Gorkov, Putin, Kislyak, Papadopoulos, Priebus, Hallie Jackson, Boehner, Trump Jr., Prince, Barrack, McFarlane, Mueller, Dmitriv, Manafort, Lewandowski, Ann Coulter, Ivanka, Billy Bush, Steele, Paul Wood, Kissinger, George W. Bush, Spicer, Joe Scarborough, Deng, Giuliani, Conway, Christie, Steele, Sater, Page, Barack Obama, Kozhin, Aras Agalarov, Emin Agalarov, Mattis, Mike Anton, Hillary ClintonSteele Dossier, Trump Tower Moscow Deal, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, Back Door Meeting, Rosneft Deal, Kislyak Contacts, Back Channels, Greece, Seychelles, UAE, Dubai, WikiLeaks Leaks, Russian Cyberattack, Trump kompromat, Banker Meeting, Kislyak Call, Miss Universe 2002, Hacked EmailsTrump Campaign, FNC, ABC, RNC, WH, MSNBC, NatSec, RDIF, Henry Holt, Orbis, MI6, NYT, WaPo, CNN, Yahoo, New Yorker, BBC, CIA, GOP, Breitbart, MSNBC, WH, ABC, Trump Org, SCOTUS, NYPD, FBI, DNC, Kremlin, Bloomberg, CIA, NSC, Russian mafia1215
A core truthJanuary 5, 2018“A core truth we've learned from the Wolff book that many are overlooking: the fact that Trump didn't want or expect to be president means he didn't want or intend to help ANY of those he claimed to want to help, and instead intended to leave them with Clinton as their president.” (unrolled) [12]12Wolff, Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bannon, Kelly, McConnell, Kushner, MnuchinJournalismGOP, Trump Campaign1216
Real news buriedJanuary 4, 2018“The real news in this story is buried: we now have confirmation that the White House is perfectly willing and able to issue a final decision on executive privilege when it helps obstruct the Russia probe. They refused to do so when Sessions was under oath.” [2]2Sessions, Ryan, NunesWH, DOJ, GOP, HPSCI, FBI1217
Trump orderedJanuary 4, 2018“BREAKING: Trump Ordered White House Counsel to Keep Sessions From Recusing Himself, Said Sessions Was Obligated to Protect Him From the Russia Probe” (unrolled) [11]11Trump, Sessions, McGahn, Comey, Flynn, Manafort, Kushner, Trump Jr., Gordon, Dearborn, Corallo, Papadopoulos, Laurence Tribe, MuellerComey Firing, ImpeachmentComey Firing ListComey Firing Top PickWH, GOP, Congress, NYT, ABC, FBI, OSC, DOJ1218
Cease-and-desistJanuary 4, 2018“I'm so glad someone said this. I've been thinking it all day and assumed I was missing something. The reference to the "Company" in the cease-and-desist letter was bizarre, as is the idea people subject to FOIA and other oversight would be violating a private contract to comply.” [2]2TrumpLegalLegal ListLegal Top PickWH, Congress1219
Course of insanityJanuary 4, 2018“This is insane, and insane-looking, and part of a broader course of insanity the country can't long submit to.” [2]2Sanders, TrumpJournalismWH, Mediate1220
Scavino Ru contactJanuary 4, 2018“This may be what the recent news on Dan Scavino having contact with a "Russian national" was all about. The story below is from four weeks ago. We'll see if there are new developments in the days ahead.” (unrolled) [7]7Dan Scavino, Sidorkov , Trump, Prince, Jesus, Giiuliani, Gorsuch, WolffTrue Pundit Hoax, Miss Universe Moscow 2013, Clinton kompromat, Fake News, Social Media AttackWaPo, VK, FB, True Pundit, Breitbart, SCOTUS, Kremlin, 1221
Contacted by mediaJanuary 4, 2018“Read the replies to this tweet by Maggie Haberman. I really want to know who the "we" is here, because I was contacted by many in major media when I began writing about the Mayflower Hotel—and again when I wrote about the "TIHDC" meeting—precisely because they had *not* done so.” [2]2Haberman, Bannon, mediaMayflower Meeting, TIHDC NatSec Meeting, JournalismNYT, Twitter1222
FIRE AND FURYJanuary 4, 2018“NOTE TO READERS: My copy of FIRE AND FURY arrives in 5 days. If Henry Holt stops publishing it, I'll publish on Twitter a 500-tweet thread with EVERY SINGLE key passage in the book, so that all America can read what the president insists you not know about him and his presidency.” [4]4TrumpHenry Holt1223
From inside the WHJanuary 4, 2018“BREAKING: A new Michael Wolff article (out just this morning from The Hollywood Reporter) describes—from inside the White House—a president who is no longer mentally competent and who some aides believe could end up being removed under the 25th Amendment:” [3]3Michael Wolff, Trump25th AmendmentHollywood Reporter, WH1224
He’d have to testifyJanuary 3, 2018“Trump is doing this to send a message to other former (or current) employees who would try to "Bannon" him. But there's no way Trump sues Bannon, for the obvious reason that he'd have to testify and Lord Jesus there's *no way* even *he* is stupid enough to allow that to happen.” [1]1Trump , Bannon, Lord JesusLegalLegal ListLegal Top PickABC1225
Tried with this feedJanuary 3, 2018“This. This is exactly what I've tried to do with this feed from Day 1. Find news that was previously reported but since forgotten, and see how it informs the news we're getting today. Big media isn't doing this work itself—so it's left to independent journalists on social media.” [1]1Seth Abramson, Trump, journalistsJournalism1226
Believed a crimeJanuary 3, 2018“BREAKING NEWS: Trump Spokesman Mark Corallo Quit in July 2017 Because He Believed Trump Committed a Crime—Obstruction of Justice—Aboard Air Force One” [1]1Trump, Corallo, Michael WolffI Love It MeetingCNBC, Trump Admin1227
Stupidly, not cannilyJanuary 3, 2018“A month ago, The Washington Post asked me to explain why those involved in a conspiracy would act stupidly, as I've repeatedly noted here—and Bannon and Wolff now also aver—that all of the co-conspirators in the Trump-Russia scandal acted stupidly rather than cannily. My reply:” [2]2Bannon, Wolff, Trump, Nixon, Team TrumpLegalLegal ListLegal Top PickWaPo, NYM1228
Dossier shenanigansJanuary 3, 2018“Bannon, as quoted by New York Magazine, appears to have confirmed the central thesis of this feed—given that the event Bannon is referring to is clearly Trump's 2013 trip to Moscow, and the "kept trying" is the 2015 Trump Tower Moscow deal and (likely) Steele Dossier shenanigans.” [1]1Bannon, Steele, Putin, TrumpSteele Dossier, Trump Tower Moscow DealNYM1229
Bannon dealJanuary 3, 2018“One thing should be, and evidently is, perfectly clear to Donald Trump after today: either Steve Bannon has already cut a deal with Bob Mueller, or he is—and with *great* enthusiasm—100% ready to do so. The only question now is whether Mueller asks him—or *already* asked him.” [1]1Trump, Mueller, BannonLegalLegal List1230
Wasn’t trying to winJanuary 3, 2018“BREAKING: Author Michael Wolff—Who Interviewed Scores of White House Staff and Trump Himself—Says Trump Wasn't Trying to Win the 2016 Election, But to Make Money Via New Business Deals (Including, Per Steve Ba