Reality Winner: The woman serving time for leaking a classified NSA document providing details of a 2016 Russian cyberattack on a supplier of US voting software to the media. Will she be the next high profile prisoner President Trump sets free? @LynnSmithTV is #OnTheStory.
Rohrabacher in 2017 offered a Trump pardon if Assange would absolve Russia of DNC hack, Assange's lawyer said. Assange refused, the lawyer said. w/@BoothWilliam
Jennifer Robinson, a lawyer for WikiLeaks, was present when Rohrabacher allegedly made the offer...in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on Aug. 16, 2017. Also present with Rohrabacher was Charles Johnson, a conservative political activist.
@ewarren Warren thought America worked great, found that it didn't, and became to determined to fix it. But ACTUALLY fixing it means establishing meaningful democratic control over our common institutions, which requires a profound redistribution of power away from incumbent interests.
Rod Blagojevich did not sell the Senate seat. He served 8 years in prison, with many remaining. He paid a big price. Another Comey and gang deal! Thank you to @LisaMarieBoothe who really “gets” what’s going on! @FoxNews
Blago didn't sell the seat in the same way that Trump didn't manage to get Zelensky to announce the Biden investigation.
Lawyer's don't usually make claims in court they can't prove. Will be interesting to see if there is proof of these serious allegations Rohrabacher was the WH's messenger, offering a pardon in exchange for silence on Russia's hack of our election.
"It's my understanding from Secretary Esper that you requested my resignation from serving as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. ... As you have requested, I am providing my resignation effective February 28, 2020,” John Rood said in his resignation letter to Trump this a.m.
The president is testing the waters of authoritarianism.
The justice system cannot become a sword and shield for the powerful and well-connected.
I hope that every American will raise their voices and join us to end these abuses before it is too late.
John Rood, who held one of most important Pentagon jobs, faced pressure to resign from some who lost confidence in his ability to carry out Trump agenda.
Rood was mtg with Esper this a.m.; letter was being drafted.
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The Logan Act forbids private citizens from engaging in correspondence with foreign governments.
Chris Murphy is not a private citizen. He's the ranking Democrat of the subcommittee on the Middle East and Counter-terrorism.
You know who is a private citizen? Rudy Giuliani.