Author Archive for Auriandra Bonner

23
Jun
21

🔴 Script 8:22 Konets 

 

🔴 Script 8:22 Konets

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 6/23/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-bM7
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3h24Gmu
Entertainment Weekly (Ending): http://bit.ly/3d9VHhV
TuneFind: http://bit.ly/3h1KukQ
IMDb: http://imdb.to/3zNiUQU
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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16
Jun
21

🔴 Script 8:21 Nachalo

 

🔴 Script 8:21 Nachalo

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 6/16/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-bKi
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3zv4rc1
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3gzCatE
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3xwAuGX
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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05
Jun
21

🔴 Script 8:20 Godwin Page

 

🔴 Script 8:20 Godwin Page (№ 141)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 6/4/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-bBh
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3i3LCq8
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3g4WMbC [ No Songs ]
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3yYevdB
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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29
May
21

🔴 Script 8:19 Balthazar “Bino” Baker

 

🔴 Script 8:19 Balthazar “Bino” Baker (№ 129)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 5/28/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-bzG
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3fgEtkH
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3bZJgog
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3yATDZG
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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22
May
21

🔴 Script 8:18 The Protean

 

🔴 Script 8:18 The Protean (№ 36)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 5/21/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-btU
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3hxG72U
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3yvX5og
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3hsad7Q
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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15
May
21

🔴 Script 8:17 Ivan Stepanov

 

🔴 Script 8:17 Ivan Stepanov (№ 5)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 5/14/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-bpD
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3uJ2yFY
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/33RbYTP
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3tJ13Gn
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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08
May
21

🔴 Script 8:16 Nicholas Obenrader

 

🔴 Script 8:16 Nicholas Obenrader (№ 133)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 5/7/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-bnH
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3aWRFso
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3xYk0bq [No Songs]
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3eeLjqc
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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30
Apr
21

🔴 Script 8:15 The Russian Knot

 

🔴 Script 8:15 The Russian Knot

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 4/30/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-bki
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2QAMGGJ
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3t9Lrvx [ No Songs ]
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2PseBYL
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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23
Apr
21

🔴 Script 8:14 Misère

 

🔴 Script 8:14 Misère

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 4/23/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-bfo
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3dNpC00
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3aAfV3f
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3tN4GMq
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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16
Apr
21

🔴 Script 8:13 Anne

 

🔴 Script 8:13 Anne

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 4/16/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-bbc
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2PCxEzN
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3mSqCDh
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3sp5HbU
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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02
Apr
21

🔴 Script 8:12 Rakitin

 

🔴 Script 8:12 Rakitin (№ 28)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 4/2/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-b7Z
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/31GJ1cs
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3rGhyC8
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/39zNVw9
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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27
Mar
21

🔴 Script 8:11 Captain Kidd

 

🔴 Script 8:11 Captain Kidd (№ 96)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 3/26/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-b1O
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3rmYgl9
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3ssOTBO
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3fbN2gU
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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13
Mar
21

🔴 Script 8:10 Dr Laken Perillos

 

🔴 Script 8:10 Dr Laken Perillos (№ 70)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 3/12/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-aYL
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2OMW8W3
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2PYiZ1I
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3cotcf9
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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06
Mar
21

🔴 Script 8:9 The Cyranoid

 

🔴 Script 8:9 The Cyranoid (№ 35)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 3/5/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-aVi
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2NYezHr
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3kXLHLC [No Songs]
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3uRpBia
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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27
Feb
21

🔴 Script 8:8 Ogden Greeley

 

🔴 Script 8:8 Ogden Greeley (№ 40)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 2/26/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-aS7
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3aZfmAt
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3soUd8S
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3aLZ4La
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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20
Feb
21

🔴 Script 8:7 Chemical Mary

 

🔴 Script 8:7 Chemical Mary (№ 143)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 2/19/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-aPm
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3asuc27
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3scujFb
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3kaTq8N
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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13
Feb
21

🔴 Script 8:6 Wellstone Agency

 

🔴 Script 8:6 The Wellstone Agency (№ 127)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 2/12/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-aMp
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3p37nq0
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3tTvQ4x
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3rDCTN1
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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05
Feb
21

🔴 Script 8:5 Fribourg Confidence

 

🔴 Script 8:5 The Fribourg Confidence (№ 140)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 2/5/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-aJA
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3pPkTyN
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2MxCP2y
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3pM1tuu’
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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30
Jan
21

🔴 Script 8:4 Elizabeth Keen

 

🔴 Script 8:4 Elizabeth Keen (№ 1)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 1/29/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-aHR
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3csTPl7
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/36lTH2M
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2M7jx3T
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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23
Jan
21

🔴 Script 8:3 16 Ounces

 

🔴 Script 8:3 16 Ounces

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 1/22/2021 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-aEt
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2Y6a7ba
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: [No songs]
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3bZvWRT
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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20
Nov
20

🔴 Script 8:2 Katarina Rostova Pt 2

 

🔴 Script 8:2 Katarina Rostova – Pt 2 (№ 3)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 11/20/2020 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-aAN
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3pIiVk5
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/35U1KE9
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2KgnQZ3
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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11
Nov
20

🔴 Script 8:1 Roanoke

 

🔴 Script 8:1 Roanoke (№ 139)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 11/13/2020 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-ay1
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/35rVCCX
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2IzkKP6
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3loHO1v
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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11
Nov
20

🔴 Scribblings & Scuttlebutt 

 

🔴 Scribblings and Scuttlebutt Aug 2019 –

 
Link: https://wp.me/pDKwi-9NM
 
My little corner: musings, comments and personal notes. This is probably the closest thing on this blog to a “blog.” I post lots of notes on things not working or behind (with explanations and apologies!). Increasingly, that’s been mostly what it is. Reverse chronological. Comments are open.
LizzieB90
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18
May
20

🔴 S7 Unanswered Questions


 

🔴 Season 7 Unanswered Questions

 
Last Updated: 5/22/2020
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-atq
 
Season 7 Unanswered ?s: ⇊ Page Down ⇊
Season 6 Unanswered ?s: (with comments)
Season 5 Unanswered ?s: (with comments)
Season 4 Unanswered ?s: (with comments)
Season 3 Unanswered ?s: (original version)
Season 2 Unanswered ?s: (original version)
Season 1 (I did not start watching until Season 2)
 
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15
May
20

🔴 Script 7:19 Kazanjian Brothers

 

🔴 Script 7:19 Kazanjian Brothers (№ 156-157)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 5/15/2020 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-arR
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3fR3VeB
🎹 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2Z8W9qL
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2TaeJe7
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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09
May
20

🔴 Script 7:18 Roy Cain

 

🔴 Script 7:18 Roy Cain (№ 150)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 5/8/2020 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-aqS
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3cdSsU9
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2YMef1r
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2zignDp
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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01
May
20

🔴 Script 7:17 Brothers

 

🔴 Script 7:17 Brothers

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 5/1/2020 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-aq9
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2W9Y2QA
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3djeYvh
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2zOERo8
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/3ePCKAA [ dump of captioning ]
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24
Apr
20

🔴 Script 7:16 Nyle Hatcher

 

🔴 Script 7:16 Nyle Hatcher (№ 149)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 4/24/2020 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-apn
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3eB9L3a
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/355BvbV
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/3cCBXRE
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/2vBh1ua [ dump of captioning ]
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18
Apr
20

🔴 Script 7:15 Gordon Kemp

 

🔴 Script 7:15 Gordon Kemp (№ 158)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 4/17/2020 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-aow
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2VBCkoD
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2RJTFKD
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2RJAm4s
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/2vBh1ua [dump of captioning ]
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11
Apr
20

🔴 Script 7:14 Twamie Ullulaq

 

🔴 Script 7:14 Twamie Ullulaq (№ 126)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 4/10/2020 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-anN
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/34p5bAu
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/39YhJA0
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2XrbWjR
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/2vBh1ua [ dump of captioning ]
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04
Apr
20

🔴 Script 7:13 Newton Purcell

 

🔴 Script 7:13 Newton Purcell (№ 144)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 4/3/2020 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-an3
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2wOLDsZ
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/3dSRyh3
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2JBE5fR
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/2vBh1ua [ dump of captioning ]
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28
Mar
20

🔴 Script 7:12 Cornelius Ruck

 

🔴 Script 7:12 Cornelius Ruck (№ 155)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 3/27/2020 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-amk
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/3dAZ4Np
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/39vDHKx
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/pDKwi-amk
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/2vBh1ua [ dump of captioning ]
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20
Mar
20

🔴 Script 7:11 Victoria Fenberg

 

🔴 Script 7:11 Victoria Fenberg (№ 137)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 3/20/2020 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-alQ
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2J0Xzds
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2UbgTLk
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2U8hUnK
Source: Raw Script from OurBoard: http://bit.ly/2vBh1ua [ dump of captioning ]
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14
Dec
19

🔴 Script 7:10 Katarina Rostova

 

🔴 Script 7:10 Katarina Rostova (№ 3)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 12/13/2019 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-ahG
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2E1khzS
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2PLIjUK
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2Yw4RNj
Source: Raw Script from Springfield: http://bit.ly/2nnZ7XS [ dump of captioning ]
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06
Dec
19

🔴 Script 7:9 Orion Relocation Srvcs

 

🔴 Script 7:9 Orion Relocation Services (№ 159)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 12/6/2019 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-adV
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2rY3pqV
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2Yrdzwr
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/38aiFBz
Source: Raw Script from Springfield: http://bit.ly/2nnZ7XS [ dump of captioning ]
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22
Nov
19

🔴 Script 7:8 The Hawaladar

 

🔴 Script 7:8 The Hawaladar (№ 162)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 11/22/2019 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-aaP
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2CWHPoJ
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2pNeFFO
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2NZq66D
Source: Raw Script from Springfield: http://bit.ly/2nnZ7XS [ dump of captioning ]
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08
Nov
19

🔴 Script 7:6 Dr Lewis Powell

 

🔴 Script 7:6 Dr Lewis Powell (№ 130)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 11/8/2019 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-a5K
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2WHlKDL
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2Q1ulQA [ No Songs ]
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/32bExrX
Source: Raw Script from Springfield: http://bit.ly/2nnZ7XS [ dump of captioning ]
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01
Nov
19

🔴 Script 7:5 Norman Devane

 

🔴 Script 7:5 Norman Devane (№ 138)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 11/1/2019 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-a3u
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2WkvlAg
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/32ai0M2
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2MTAYSP
Source: Raw Script from Springfield: http://bit.ly/2nnZ7XS [ dump of captioning ]
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Oct
19

🔴 Script 7:4 Kuwait

 

🔴 Script 7:4 Kuwait

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 10/25/2019 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-a1i
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2o71e2v
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http:/bit.ly/348pgtv
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2W4w34p
Source: Raw Script from Springfield: http://bit.ly/2nnZ7XS [ dump of captioning ]
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19
Oct
19

🔴 Script 7:3 Les Fleurs du Mal

 

🔴 Script 7:3 Les Fleurs du Mal (№ 151)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 10/18/2019 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-9X7
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2qhSMOO
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/33IExRu
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/2nOUpTf
Source: Raw Script from Springfield: http://bit.ly/2nnZ7XS [ dump of captioning ]
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11
Oct
19

🔴 Script 7:2 Louis T Steinhil, Pt 2

 

🔴 Script 7:2 Louis T Steinhil, Pt 2 (№ 27)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 10/11/2019 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-9VO
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2IKMXzF
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2OHovmw
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/32k4J4C
Source: Raw Script from Springfield: http://bit.ly/2nnZ7XS [ dump of captioning ]
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Oct
19

🔴 Script 7:1 Louis T Steinhil

 

🔴 Script 7:1 Louis T Steinhil (№ 27)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 10/4/2019 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-9Rj
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/32Xpd34
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/31MdZOx
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/33wd4lZ
Source: Raw Script from Springfield: http://bit.ly/2nnZ7XS [ dump of captioning ]
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Oct
19

🔴 Trump Russia 2020

 

🔴 Trump & 🇷🇺Russia & 🇺🇦Ukraine

 
https://wp.me/pDKwi-aDS
 

With Tweets, Retweets, links to articles and excerpts, I’ve tried to document this national soap opera/tragedy we’re living through. The resources at the beginning are a mixed bag of timelines and documents and I provide a clickable cast of characters (Russians, mostly).

What does this have to do with The Blacklist? A lot, actually. Russian mob figures, spies and apparatchiks. Semion Mogilevich, the Smart Don, reminds me of Red, though Red is a lot nicer and much better-looking.

Featured are drawings (she calls them “maps”) by @Jzikah, and “Mueller, She Wrote” is the best podcast I’ve ever come across. The three women who do it are comedians, though they’re all super smart and A.J. (the lead) has a PhD and is a Veteran.

Caution: You may enjoy this feature a bit more if you’re of the liberal persuasion. This is the single place on this blog where *there are politics* though I tend to stick with MSM, specialized sources (ex-Intel Community, altGov, and reputable sleuths) and other people I’ve learned to trust.

 

🇷🇺 Press Here For 2021

🇷🇺 Press Here For 2020 Articles

🇷🇺 Press Here For 2019

🇷🇺 Press Here For 7/26/2017 through 2018

📀 Press Here For Impeachment Trial on Cspan

Press Here For Biden/Burisma/Ukraine Fact Checks

 
💽Recommended⋙ Mueller She Wrote Podcasthttp://bit.ly/2PgTKWs  or Press   ⇊  ⇊
 
Other Podcasts:

    All The President’s Lawyers (J Barro, R Lowry)
    The Asset (Center for American Progress) 🌟
    The Dworkin Report (Scott Dworkin)
    Gaslit Nation (Sarah Kendzior, Andrea Chalupa)
    The Lawfare Podcast (Benjamin Wittes, Brookings)
    The Josh Marshall Podcast (TPM)
    The Mother Jones Podcast (David Corn)
    Mueller Time (Eric Leval, Chris Carey)
    The Oath (Chuck Rosenberg, MSNBC)
    The Report (Lawfare)
    On Topic (Renato Mariotti)
    Skullduggery (Michael Isikoff, Yahoo)
    Trump Inc (ProPublica)
    Trumpcast (Slate)

🔊 PlayerFM: Best Trump Russia Investigation Podcasts (2019) http://bit.ly/2MKbtV8
 
Twitter List: INVESTIGATORS: https://twitter.com/Auriandra/lists/investigators
// Investigative reporters, Trump-Russia sleuths, Intelligence Community, Legislators, “alt-gov,” and Targets
 

Russian Intelligence Services:

Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) – The Foreign Intelligence Service reports directly to the President of Russia.
GRU – Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces.
Federal Security Service (FSB) – The Federal Security Service is responsible for counter-intelligence, state security and anti-terrorist operations

 

 
🔄 ECFR , Mark Galeotti [EU] (2016): Introduction: Putin’s hydra: Inside Russia’s intelligence services http://bit.ly/2NZWN1h
// 5/11/2016, Intro
⋙ 📒 ECFR, Mark Galeotti [EU] (2016): Report: Putin’s Hydra: Inside Russia’s Intelligence Services [pdf] http://bit.ly/2NYjG5b 20p
// May 2016, Full report

 

 
Key People: Roman Abramovich, Aras Agalarov, Emin Agalarov, Rinat Akhmetov, Rinat Akhmetshin, Yulya Alferova, Anatoly Antonov, Andrii Artemenko, Arron Banks, Andrey Baronov, Vitaly Bespalov, Leonid “Len” Blavatnik, Anna Bogacheva, David Bogatin, Victor Boyarkin, Wm Browder, Mariia Butina, Carole Cadwalladr, Michael Caputo, Yuri Chaika, Igor Chekunov, Michael Cohen, George Cottrell, Oleg Deripaska, Andrii Derkach, Igor Divyekin, Kirill Dmitriev, Aleksandr Dugin, Arkady Dvorkovich, Paul Erickson, Oleg Erovinkin, Nigel Farage, Dmitri Firtash, John Fotiadis, Gene (Evgeny) Friedman, Igor Fruman, Daniel Gelbinovich, Rob Goldstone, Sergei Gorkov, Henry Greenberg, Andrew Intrater, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Brittany Kaiser, Mikhail Kalugin, Vladimir Kara-Murza, Saak Karapetyan, Eugene Kaspersky (Kaspersky Lab), Denis Katsyv, Irakly (“Ike”) Kaveladze, Michael Khodarkovsky, Konstantin Kilimnik, Sergey Kislyak, Artem Klyushin, Ihor Kolomoyskyi, Konstantin Kosachev, Aleksandra Krylova, Elena Khusyaynova, Simon Kukes, Alexander Litvinenko, Howard Lorber, Yuriy Lutsenko, Simona Mangiante, Alexander Mashkevich, Viktor Medvedchek, Josef Mifsud, Semion Mogilevich (Don Semyon), Konstantin Molofeev, George Nader, Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, Alexei Navalny, Eduard Nektalov, Konstantin Nikolaev, Vyacheslav Nikonov, Yevgeniy Nikulin, Alexander Nix, Isabel Oakeshoff, George Papadopoulos, Lev Parnas, Sam Patten, Alexander Perepilichnyy, Dmitry Peskov, Igor Pisarsky, Petro Poroshenko, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Vladimir Putin, George Ramishvili, Dmitry Rogozin, Alexander Rovt, Giorgi Rtskhiladze, Dmitry Rybolovlev, Konstantin Rykov, Mikheil Saakashvili, Felix Sater, Igor Sechin, Anastasia Shevchenko, Viktor Shokin, Oleg Solodukhin, Christopher Steele, Ruslan Stoyanov, Oleg Solodukhin, Peter Strzok, Taiwanchik (aka Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov), Andriy Telizhenko, Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov (aka Taiwanchik), Aleksandr Torshin, Vyacheslav Trubnikov, Yulia Tymoshenko, Anastasia Vashukevich (aka Nastya Rybka), Viktor Vekselberg, Natalia Veselnitskaya, Vyacheslav Volodin, Curt Weldon, Andy Wigmore, Alexander Yakovenko, Viktor Yanukovych, Ivan Yermakov, Viktor Yushchenko, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, Maria Zakharova, Joel Zamel, Volodymyr Zelensky

 

 
Bios w links (Wikipedia unless otherwise noted): Roman Abramovich, Aras Agalarov, Emin Agalarov, Rinat Akhmetov, Rinat Akhmetshin, Yulya Alferova (National Compass), Anatoly Antonov, Andrii Artemenko, Arron Banks, Andrey Baranov (Bloomberg), Vitaly Bespalov (NBC), Leonid “Len” Blavatnik, Anna Bogacheva (NYT), David Bogatin (NYT), Victor Boyarkin (TrumpRussia), William Browder, Mariia Butina, Carole Cadwalladr, Michael Caputo, Yuri Chaika, Igor Chekunov, Michael Cohen, George Cottrell, Oleg Deripaska, Andrii Derkach, Igor Divyekin, Kirill Dmitriev, Aleksandr Dugin, Arkady Dvorkovich, Paul Erickson, Oleg Erovinkin, Nigel Farage, Dmitri Firtash, John Fotiadis (Archinect), Gene (Evgeny) Friedman, Igor Fruman, Daniel Gelbinovich (Daily Beast), Rob Goldstone, Sergei Gorkov, Henry Greenberg (Miami Herald), Andrew Intrater, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Brittany Kaiser (Cambridge Analytica), Mikhail Kalugin, Vladimir Kara-Murza, Saak Karapetyan, Eugene Kaspersky (Kaspersky Lab), Denis Katsyv, Irakly Kaveladze, Michael Khodarkovsky, Elena Khusyaynova, Konstantin Kilimnik, Sergey Kislyak, Artem Klyushin (National Compass), Ihor Kolomoyskyi, Konstantin Kosachev, Aleksandra Krylova (NYT), Simon Kukes, Alexander Litvinenko, Howard Lorber, Yuriy Lutsenko, Konstantin Malofeev, Simona Mangiante (Papadopoulos), Alexander Mashkevich, Viktor Medvedchek, Josef Mifsud, Semion Mogilevich (Don Semyon)

 

Cover: KyivPost (10/18/2019): Shady Cast of Characters: Engineers of Trump-Ukraine Scandal http://bit.ly/2MZCilW
 
Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, Alexei Navalny, Eduard Nektalov (NYMag), Konstantin Nikolaev, Yevgeniy Nikulin, Vyacheslav Nikonov, Alexander Nix, Isabel Oakeshoff, George Papadopoulos, Lev Parnas ,Sam Patten, Alexander Perepilichny, Dmitry Peskov, Igor Pisarsky (RIM), Petro Poroshenko, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Vladimir Putin, George Ramishvili (Bloomberg), Dmitry Rogozin, Alexander Rovt, Giorgi Rtskhiladze (CNBC), Nastya Rybka (aka Anastasia Vashukevich) (WaPo), Dmitry Rybolovlev, Konstantin Rykov, Mikheil Saakashvili, Felix Sater, Igor Sechin, Anastasia Shevchenko (Amnesty Intl), Viktor Shokin, Oleg Solodukhin, Christopher Steele, Ruslan Stoyanov, Peter Strzok, Taiwanchik (aka Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov), Andriy Telizhenko (BuzzFeedNews), Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov (aka Taiwanchik), Aleksandr Torshin, Vyacheslav Trubnikov, Yulia Tymoshenko, Anastasia Vashukevich (aka Nastya Rybka) (WaPo), Viktor Vekselberg, Natalia Veselnitskaya, Vyacheslav Volodin, Curt Weldon, Andy Wigmore, Alexander Yakovenko, Viktor Yanukovych, Ivan Yermakov (Moscow Proj), Viktor Yushchenko, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, Maria Zakharova, Joel Zamel, Volodymyr Zelensky

 

By @WendySiegelman
 

Key Documents

 
🔆 This❗️⋙ 💙💙🔄 LawfareBlog: Litigation Documents Related to the Mueller Investigation http://bit.ly/2OVch6n
// new November 2018, to be continually updated

🔆 This❗️⋙ 💙💙🔄 JustSecurity: Public Document Clearinghouse: UKRAINE Impeachment Inquiry http://bit.ly/2CEsQ2F ‼️ Links to ALL documents ‼️

🔆 This❗️⋙ 💙💙🔄 AmericanOversight: Trump-Ukraine Key Figures and Documents http://bit.ly/2C24bES
AmericanOversight: The Trump Administration’s Contacts with Ukraine http://bit.ly/2BYSY89 from FOIA requests

🔆 This❗️⋙ 💙💙🔄 JustSecurity, Andy Wright: Just Security Launches the Russia Investigation Congressional Clearinghouse http://bit.ly/2L21uHz
// 8/22/2019

🔆 This❗️⋙ 💙💙🔄 Lawfare: Full Text of the Mueller Report’s Executive Summaries http://bit.ly/2IFLewq
// 4/18/2019

🔆 This❗️⋙ 💙💙🔄 Lawfare: Document: The Mueller Report http://bit.ly/2vcgNpN
// 4/18/2019

🔆 This❗️⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ NYT: The Whistle-Blower Complaint: Read the Document [Interactive] http://nyti.ms/2nq4FAD
// 9/26/2019

🔆 This❗️⋙ 💙💙🔄 WaPo: Trump impeachment inquiry: Latest news and updates http://wapo.st/2P09WuE [Continually updated]

🔆 This❗️⋙ 💙💙🔄 WaPo, Kate Rabinowitz and Kevin Schaul: Who’s involved in the Trump impeachment inquiry http://wapo.st/2W673dg
// orig published 10/21/2019

 

By @jzikah has a new book! Cartoon President http://amzn.to/2QUeZhk @Jzikah
 
⋙ 💙💙🔄 📔 Court Filing (1/17/2019): Civil Action No. 1:18-cv-03501 [pdf] http://cnn.it/2CBddZy (111p) Democratic National Committee v.: Russian Federation, DJ Trump For President, Inc (and others)
// 1/17/2019

⋙ 💙💙🔄 TheAtlantic, Yoni Appelbaum: Impeach Donald Trump http://bit.ly/2FykFIP
//March 2019 cover story

⋙ 💙💙🔄 Politico Mag, Darren Samuelsohn: The Only Impeachment Guide You’ll Ever Need http://politi.co/2QHcJGi
// 1/11/2019, As talk of the I-word heats up, here’s POLITICO Magazine’s soup-to-nuts answers to all your questions about the politics—and the practical realities—of removing a president.

⋙ 💙💙🔄 WaPo, Max Boot: Here are 18 reasons Trump could be a Russian asset http://wapo.st/2D7IJQ9
// 1/13/2019
 

By @Jzikah
 
⋙ 💙💙🔄 TheAtlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg (Editor): UNTHINKABLE: 50 Moments That Define an Improbable Presidency http://bit.ly/2RvDFOn
// Jan 2019; Donald Trump’s 50 Most Unthinkable Moments ~ 50 Articles

⋙ 💙💙🔄 Wikipedia: Timeline of investigations into Trump and Russia (2018) http://bit.ly/2Bh12jP

⋙ 💙💙🔄 Axios: Timeline: Every big move in the Mueller investigation http://bit.ly/2Euh3H9
// 12/12/2018
 

By @Jzikah
 
⋙ 💙💙🔄 Moyers&Co: Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump http://bit.ly/2uVHc9j
// continually updated

⋙ 💙💙🔄📒 DocumentCloud: Steele Dossier [pdf] http://bit.ly/2y5ZhnF 35p

⋙ 💙💙🔄📒 FBIRecordsVault: Records Between FBI and Christopher Steele http://bit.ly/2KqLoF1

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ AP: Mueller Investigation documents http://bit.ly/2ihbK0l

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ CitJourno: Trump/Russian Mob Connections http://www.citjourno.org
 

By @Jzikah
 
⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ CNN, Marshall Cohen, Tal Yellen & Liz Stark: Tracking the Russia investigations (documents) http://cnn.it/2hVCpU5

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ NYT: Russian Hacking and Influence in the U.S. Election http://nyti.ms/2NqFXeY

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ BrennanCenter: Trump-Russia Investigations http://bit.ly/2yRKcu6

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ Politico: The people connected to the Russia probes [ Interactive ] http://politi.co/2FUDhz2 //➔ Democrats, Prosecutors, Law Enforcement/Lobbyists/Media,Team Trump, Foreign Nationals

⋙ 💙💙🔄 TheMoscowProject: Trump’s Russia Cover-Up By the Numbers http://bit.ly/2ycY959
// Center for American Progress; 80+ contacts with Russia-linked operatives https://themoscowproject.org/about/ http://bit.ly/2ycY959
 

By @Jzikah
 
⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ NBCNews: Russia timeline: Key players, meetings and investigation details http://nbcnews.to/2vtR3YW

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ DailyBeast: Democrats Release the Fusion GPS Testimony on Trump and Russia http://thebea.st/2qMmH1d w attachment [pdf] ⋙ via Dianne Feinstein http://bit.ly/2FjtlPP

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ NYT: Justice Department Gives Congress Comey’s Memos on Trump http://nyti.ms/2HdLe2Z
// 4/19/2018 ➔ DocumentCloud: http://bit.ly/2HOGC4z

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ DOJ: Indictment of Internet Research Agency LLC et al … [PDF] http://bit.ly/2CqdHzD 37p //➔ Mueller Investigation
// 2/16/2018
 

By @Jzikah
 
⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ Amy Siskind: The Weekly List ~ “This is How Democracy Ends” https://theweeklylist.org

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ NYT: Mueller Has List of Questions for Trump http://nyti.ms/2rfDuqK + http://nyti.ms/2HExEKi
// 4/30/2018, Majority Relate to if Trump Obstructed Inquiry on Russia

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ NYT: The Trump Lawyers’ Confidential Memo to Mueller, Explained [ Document ] http://nyti.ms/2kKPgq9
// 6/2/2018, NYT article about document: http://nyti.ms/2swIZSc

 

By @Jzikah
 
⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ TIME: The Arguments President Trump Has Made Against the Mueller Investigation http://ti.me/2MdeARX
// 6/8/2018

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ TIME: Wikipedia: Links between Trump associates and Russian officials http://bit.ly/2K42VDF

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ WaPo: Who has been charged in the Russia probe and why http://wapo.st/2toNwH2
// continually updated; WaPo Russia page

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ ForeignAffairs Anthology: A New Cold War? Russia and America, Then and Now 1947- http://fam.ag/2KEA4dF

 

By @Jzikah
 
⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ Justice.gov: Mueller Indictment of 12 Russians in the GRU for Election Hacking [pdf] http://bit.ly/2NbphV6 29p
// 7/13/2018

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ FactCheck.org: Timeline of Russia Investigation http://bit.ly/2KZ4qaQ
// posted 6/7/2018, updated 7/13/2018; Key moments in the FBI probe of Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election; Readable

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ Legal Process Server: DNC Lawsuit vs Russia, Wikileaks, et al http://bit.ly/2KIOhBq

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ NYT, Linda Qiu: Truth-Testing Trump’s 250-Plus Attacks on the Russia Inquiry http://nyti.ms/2MY609E
// 8/18/2018

 

By @Jzikah
 
⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ Justice.gov: Manafort Plea Agreement [pdf] http://bit.ly/2CZiVb7 17p
// 9/14/2018

⋙ 💙💙🔄💽 NYT: Opinion | Operation Infektion: A three-part video series on Russian disinformation http://nyti.ms/2OHqSSV
// 11/12/2018

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ PasteMag, Jacob Weindling: A Year of Trump and Russia: The 75 Stories That Defined the Mueller Investigation in 2018 http://bit.ly/2QWN1SU
// 12/28/2018

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ LawFareBlog: Document: Indictment of Roger Stone [pdf] http://bit.ly/2UdQgmj 24p
// 1/25/2019

 

By @Jzikah
 
⋙ 💙💙🔄📋 NYT: Trump and His Associates Had More Than 100 Contacts With Russians Before the Inauguration [Interactive] http://nyti.ms/2MAZCps
// 1/26/2019

⋙ 💙💙🔄 BuzzFeedNews: These Secret Files Show How The Trump Moscow Talks Unfolded While Trump Heaped Praise On Putin http://bit.ly/2DWQ2ed
// 2/5/2019; ⏳TIMELINE ⌛️

⋙ 💙💙🔄 WaPo: What we learned about Trumpworld outreach to Russia since Mueller’s investigation began http://wapo.st/2twkXYE
// 2/19/2019, And what we still don’t know.

⋙ 💙💙🔄 ◕📋 NYT, Larry Buchanan and Karen Yourish: Trump Has Publicly Attacked the Russia Investigation More Than 1,100 Times http://nyti.ms/2T2HSsN
// 2/19/2019

 

By @Jzikah
  ;
⋙ 💙💙🔄 ◕📋 WaPo, Philip Bump: The 81 people and organizations just looped into the Trump probe — and why they were included http://wapo.st/2SJrw41
// 3/4/2019

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ NYT: Full Document: Trump’s Call With the Ukrainian President [Interactive] http://nyti.ms/2lfBkbC (Annotated)
// 9/25/2019″

⋙ 💙💙🔄≣ NYT: The Whistle-Blower Complaint: Read the Document [Interactive] http://nyti.ms/2nq4FAD
// 9/26/2019

 

By @Jzikah
 
⋙ 💙💙🔄 📔 This❗️⋙ HPSCI: Trump-Ukraine impeachment inquiry report http://bit.ly/2LlnJsX
// 12/3/2019; House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

⋙ 💙💙🔄 📔 This❗️⋙ Report: House Judiciary Committee report on their articles of impeachment against President Donald John Trump http://bit.ly/2Ek2rIa 658p
// 10/15/2019

⋙ 💙💙🔄 📔 This❗️⋙ Lawfare: House Releases Impeachment Trial Brief http://bit.ly/2ucCo3Y document 111p
// 1/18/2019

 

By @Jzikah
 

 

By @Jzikah
 
⋙ 💙💙🔄 📔 This❗️⋙ Trial Memorandum of the US House of Representatives in the Impeachment Trial of President Donald J Trump http://bit.ly/2uePNsc
// 1/18/2020

⋙ 💙💙🔄 📔 This❗️⋙ Trial Memorandum of President Donald J Trump http://bit.ly/2NGi2XK 171p
// 1/20/2020

 

By @Jzikah
 
⋙ 💙💙🔄 📔 This❗️⋙ Vox, Matthew Yglesias and Andrew Prokop: The ultimate guide to the Donald Trump impeachment saga http://bit.ly/2SoXpkm
// Updated: Feb 5, 2020, 8:06pm EST, Published: Nov 5, 2019, 8:06am EST

⋙ 💙💙🔄 📔 This❗️⋙ 📀 Press Here For Impeachment Trial on Cspan
// 1/20/2020-2/5/2020

⏳WaPo: The full Trump-Ukraine impeachment timeline http://wapo.st/35odsUl

 

By @Jzikah has a book! Cartoon President http://amzn.to/2QUeZhk


 
⭕ 31 Dec 2020

🐣 RT @JRubinBlogger Disappointed rules proposed for House do not sanction members seeking to overthrow democracy.

🐣 RT @SpyTalker [Jeff Stein] Very happy to announce our new partnership with @thedailybeast, starting with today’s cross-posted piece: Poisoner, Hacker, Meddler, Spy: How Russian Agents Ran Wild via @thedailybeast
⋙ DailyBeast/SpyTalk, Jeff Stein and Patricia Ravalgi: Poisoner, Hacker, Meddler, Spy: How Russian Agents Ran Wild in 2020 http://bit.ly/38WUlnO
// 12/31/2020; Some wins, some losses, but overall a record to be proud of—if you’re Vladimir Putin.

WaPo: Meet the Trump saboteur in charge of undermining Biden — and America http://wapo.st/3rK5MIb Trump’s budget director, Russell Thurlow Vought, “is very good at is sabotage. He’s sabotaging national security, the pandemic response and the economic recovery”

🐣 RT @stuartpstevens Hey @realDonaldTrump, know you’re up and Tweeting! Enjoy that last NY Eve before we kick you out of Our House. You lost. Here’s a special message just for you and yours. Happy New Year, loser.
⋙ 🐣 RT @ProjectLincoln A #NYE2020 message made with love from @TheRickWilson to @realDonaldTrump. #NewYear 💽 https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1344856023471972352?s=20/photo/1

🐣 RT @jgeltzer The Justice Department just filed its response to the lawsuit filed by Gohmert & more trying to force Pence to declare Trump the winner at the joint session of Congress on 1/6. ¤ DOJ—the same DOJ that reports to Trump—says the lawsuit should be tossed out of court. ¤ DOJ is right.

🐣 RT @mccaffreyr3 TRUMP PENTAGON putting US national security in great peril. Transition meetings turned off since 18 Dec. Political appointees are deliberately hiding issues. Russian hack? Mil Ops against Iran? Contract corruption? Jan 6 DC security?
⋙ NPR: Biden’s National Security Adviser: Pentagon Hasn’t Granted Meetings Since Dec. 18 http://n.pr/2KUkID1

Reuters: Iran’s foreign minister says Trump trying to fabricate pretext to attack Iran http://reut.rs/2L8h8F2 “Separately, a military adviser to Iran’s supreme leader warned Trump ‘not to turn the New Year into mourning for Americans’”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of attempting to fabricate a pretext to attack Iran, and said Tehran would defend itself forcefully.

Separately, a military adviser to Iran’s supreme leader warned Trump “not to turn the New Year into mourning for Americans”.

Zarif said in a tweet: “Instead of fighting Covid in US, @realDonaldTrump & cohorts waste billions to fly B52s & send armadas to OUR region. Intelligence from Iraq indicate plot to FABRICATE pretext for war.”

The U.S. military flew two nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to the Middle East in a message of deterrence to Iran on Wednesday, but the bombers have since left the region.

The Pentagon announced on Thursday that the Nimitz aircraft carrier, which was off the coast of Somalia, would be heading back to it’s homeport. Previously operating in the Middle East, some U.S. officials said the move could be seen an attempt to reduce tensions in the region.

In recent days there has been increased concern and vigilance about what Iranian-backed forces might do in the lead up to the anniversary of a Jan. 3 U.S. drone strike in Iraq that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the official said.

Washington blames Iran-backed militia for regular rocket attacks on U.S. facilities in Iraq, including near the embassy. No known Iran-backed groups have claimed responsibility.

Iran is preparing to hold events marking the anniversary of Soleimani’s killing.

“Iran doesn’t seek war but will OPENLY & DIRECTLY defend its people, security & vital interests,” Zarif wrote.

Hossein Dehghan, a military adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Twitter: “I saw on the news that the Americans are on alert for fear of the revenge (over Soleimani’s killing) and have flown two B-52 bombers over the Persian Gulf”.

“All their military bases in the region are covered by our missiles. I advise the White House evictee (Trump) not to turn the New Year into mourning for Americans,” said Dehghan, a former defence minister.

🧵 RT @BillKristol 1. A brief thread on why we should not panic but should worry, even be a bit…alarmed. ¤ I’ve been speaking with former Trump Administration officials and with other former senior national security types who remain plugged in to the Pentagon. 📌 https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1344655961445855232?s=20
// three I’s ~ Iran, Insurrection Act, Insanity

⭕ 30 Dec 2020

WSJ Editorial: Trump’s Embarrassing Electoral College Hustle http://on.wsj.com/3aYX9Ub
// It is doomed to fail but would still set a destructive precedent.

Reuters: Trump pardon of Blackwater Iraq contractors violates international law – UN http://reut.rs/3hxZnv1

Nicholas Slatten was convicted of first-degree murder, while Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard were convicted of voluntary and attempted manslaughter, over the incident in which U.S. contractors opened fire in busy traffic in a Baghdad square and killed 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians.

The four contractors, who worked for the private security firm Blackwater owned by the brother of Trump’s education secretary, were included in a wave of pre-Christmas pardons announced by the White House.

“Pardoning the Blackwater contractors is an affront to justice and to the victims of the Nisour Square massacre and their families,” said Jelena Aparac, chair of the U.N. working group on the use of mercenaries, said in a statement.

The Geneva Conventions oblige states to hold war criminals accountable for their crimes, even when they act as private security contractors, the U.N. experts said.

“These pardons violate U.S. obligations under international law and more broadly undermine humanitarian law and human rights at a global level.”

By allowing private security contractors to “operate with impunity in armed conflicts”, states will be emboldened to circumvent their obligations under humanitarian law, they said.

The pardons were strongly criticised by many in the United States. General David Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, respectively commander of U.S. forces and U.S. ambassador in Iraq at the time of the incident, called Trump’s pardons “hugely damaging, an action that tells the world that Americans abroad can commit the most heinous crimes with impunity.”

WaPo, EJ Dionne: Republican ‘populism’ is a fraud http://wapo.st/3mXGwuh “McConnell’s maneuvers this week are the last gasp of his party’s hypocrisy, rooted in a burning desire for working-class votes unmatched by a will to do anything to earn them”

Republicans were only willing to embrace Trump’s “populism” as long as it was fake — or of a right-wing sort that elevated the politics of race and immigration. The moment Trump started talking about real money for non-elites, the GOP leadership threw its hands up in horror. McConnell’s maneuvers this week are the last gasp of his party’s hypocrisy, rooted in a burning desire for working-class votes unmatched by a will to do anything to earn them.

WaPo Editorial: Trump is inciting chaos on Jan. 6, both in and outside the Capitol http://wapo.st/381AHbd

Mr. Trump — who told the Proud Boys during the first presidential debate in September to “stand back and stand by” — issued his uncamouflaged summons to “Be there, will be wild!” So much for the law-and-order president. Just as hypocritical are the Republican members of Congress — the latest being Mr. Hawley — who plan to raise objections to the certification of electoral votes for Mr. Biden. They cite completely baseless allegations, uniformly rejected by the courts, of voter fraud. Their aim is not, as they profess, to ensure election integrity, but rather to cater to the whims of a would-be autocratic president and burnish their credentials as Trump loyalists for future elections.

Republican congressional leaders have acknowledged that Mr. Trump’s desperate efforts to stop Mr. Biden from being sworn in to office are bound to fail. Not, though, before more harm is done to the United States’ political system and its standing in the world. We can only hope the damage from the chaos Mr. Trump is inciting doesn’t extend to human lives.

🐣 RT @kyledcheney SASSE issues a lengthy midnight takedown of efforts by some Republicans to overturn Biden’s victory, labeling them “ambitious politicians who think there’s a quick way to tap into the president’s populist base without doing any real, long-term damage.” http://bit.ly/3rIJ0k0 https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1344516142556184576?s=20/photo/1
⋙ 🐣 Democrats have won the popular vote in all but one election since 1992, and have generally acquiesced to the Electoral College outcome. There were legitimate concerns over the outcomes in 2000, 2004 and 2016. But Dems NEVER behaved in the unhinged way Trump & his minions are now.

🐣 RT @kasparov68 Putin has been busy signing laws with both hands. More laws criminalizing dissent, huge fines for “online libel,” and “foreign agents”. With other hand, more goodies for his pals, privatizing national parkland, handing more public assets to his mafia.
⋙ 🐣 RT @kasparov68 It’s typical of authoritarian regimes to be obsessed with churning out new laws as a way of legitimizing their repression. As documented well by Kafka, the irony is that they ignore the law when it suits them and have no independent judiciary.

🐣 RT @RadioFreeTom I hope that’s all it is.
⋙ 🐣 RT @gtconway3d The president is cutting short his vacation in order to resume his critical and important work undermining the Constitution he swore to uphold.
⋙⋙ 🐣 RT @kaitlancollins President Trump is skipping his New Year’s Eve party, an unusual move that surprised guests who were told he’d be there. Instead he’s heading back to Washington early. W/ @Kevinliptakcnn [link]
⋙ 🐣 RT @ps9814 I’m certain this is about Iran war plans. See @RadioFreeTom’s article in The Atlantic.
⋙ 🐣 CNBC (2016): Trump asks why US can’t use nukes: MSNBC http://cnb.cx/3rGrJHY ● Text Block: https://twitter.com/Auriandra/status/1344487869637824513?s=20/photo/1

[8/3/2016:] “Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump. And three times [Trump] asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked at one point if we had them why can’t we use them,” Scarborough said on his “Morning Joe” program.

Scarborough made the Trump comments 52 seconds into an interview with former Director of Central Intelligence and ex-National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden.

Scarborough then asked a hypothetical question to Hayden about how quickly nuclear weapons could be deployed if a president were to give approval.

“It’s scenario dependent, but the system is designed for speed and decisiveness. It’s not designed to debate the decision,” Hayden said.

🐣 RT @TheRickWilson Not one of you dorks in the Senate will escape this politically. It will never, ever go away.

💽 MSNBC, Mitchell Reports: Sen. Murphy: Hawley is “engaged in the attempted overthrow of democracy” http://on.msnbc.com/393fFZ9
// Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) weighs in on expanding stimulus checks, telling Andrea Mitchell that “the legislative session ends in three days. So there is only one path to get $2,000 into the hands of Americans who are struggling today, and that is to pass the House legislation.” He also sharply criticizes Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) announcement that he would object to the Electoral College certification on January 6th, saying that “Josh Hawley and anyone who supports his effort are engaged in the attempted overthrow of democracy. There is no evidence that there was any fraud.”

🐣 RT @marceelias Looks like 2021 may be another busy year of suing states over restrictive voting laws.
⋙ USAToday: GOP seeks to roll back mail-in voting in states like Georgia and Pennsylvania that Trump is contesting http://bit.ly/38GwyZ6

TheAtlantic, Ed Yong: Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us http://bit.ly/392R1I7
// As vaccines roll out, the U.S. will face a choice about what to learn and what to forget.

TheAtlantic, Tom Nichols: Trump Could Still Start a Last-Ditch War With Iran http://bit.ly/3pHFp3X
// A final grand distraction before the president is forced to relinquish his office is a real danger that deserves serious attention.

🐣 RT @BillKristol OMB is in effect the White House and has been involved over the last couple of years in many of Trump’s illegalities and cover-ups, so that’s no surprise. On the other hand, DOD “opacity” is bad and worrisome.
⋙ 🐣 RT @lrozen Biden spox Yohannes Abraham warns of DoD & OMB “intentional opacity,” making transition harder, has security, health, economic repercussions

⭕ 29 Dec 2020

🐣 RT @harrylitman Pence’s constitutional role is to “open” the certificates. That’s it. Not to certify not even technically to count. He has no way even to purport to change the count. It’d be like saying the Oscar presenters get to decide who wins Best Picture.

🐣 RT @MSNBC “When candidates lose presidential elections it is a humiliating personal rejection … and they need family and friends around them to help them cope with that defeat. Donald Trump doesn’t have that,” Democratic strategist Chaitanya Komanduri says.
⋙ 💽 MSNBC, TheBeatWithAri: ‘Loser’: Dem Strategist says Trump ‘has nobody’ to console him, maybe a ‘hug from Lou Dobbs’ http://on.msnbc.com/
// As Trump wreaks havoc in his final days in office, Democratic strategist Chaitanya Komanduri joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to discuss his inability to concede and why he’s a “loser.”

🐣 RT @michaelluo .@sbg1: “…unless there is a full accounting for what happened with Donald Trump, 2020 is not over and never will be. I still don’t want to remember, but I know that forgetting is not an option, either.”
⋙ NewYorker, Susan Glasser: The Trümperdämmerung Is a Fitting End to 2020 http://bit.ly/3nZFWh4

WaPo: N.Y. prosecutor hires forensic accounting experts as Trump criminal probe escalates http://wapo.st/34U1qnW
// Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance

⭕ 28 Dec 2020

🐣 RT @PhilLewis The Proud Boys have made Hotel Harrington their gathering spot when they’re in D.C. ¤ The hotel just put out a statement that they’ll close January 4th-6th, when thousands of Trump supporters are expected to come to the capitol for a last-ditch rally. Many just lost reservations https://twitter.com/Phil_Lewis_/status/1343760802965286912?s=20/photo/1

🐣 RT @pbump This is not a joke.
⋙⋙ 🐣 RT @Bencjacobs INBOX: President Donald Trump issues Proclamation on 850th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket
⋙ 🐣 ‘Who will rid us of this meddlesome president?’

😅 RT @DonWinslow The first few weeks of January are going to feel a lot like the last 30 minutes of Goodfellas. 💽 https://twitter.com/donwinslow/status/1343777976710643712?s=20/photo/1

🐣 RT @PeterHotez We’ve learned in 2020 that our nation can’t implement complicated public health measures: we saw this with the diagnostic testing, virus detection, virus genome sequencing, we’re just not delivering at a high level, can’t understand why
⋙ 🐣 ♫ Well, this train carries saints and sinners
This train carries losers and winners
This train carries whores and gamblers … ¤
I said, this train carries broken-hearted
This train, thieves and sweet souls departed
This train carries fools and kings … ¤
~ Springsteen
⋙⋙ 🐣 lyrics aside, Fauci has said we need to study the difficulty of achieving public health goals in a complex society of non-conformists

🐣 RT @keplya https://twitter.com/keplyq/status/1343732280318164992?s=20/photo/1
// “Hope was never a thing with feathers” ~ Claudia Rankine
⋙ 🐣 “It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah” ~ Leonard Cohen

🐣 RT @kylegriffin1 Breaking: The House has voted to override Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. It’s the first successful override vote of the Trump admin.

🐣 RT @JustSchmeltzer WOW, House passes $2000 checks in a suspension-of-the-rules vote, getting the 2/3rd vote needed. Impressive! ¤ Mitch won’t let a vote on that, cleanly, but gives Pelosi and Schumer another strong talking point, as well as GA Senate candidates.

WaPo: Biden accuses Trump appointees of obstructing transition on national security issues http://wapo.st/2Ky6oA3

TheGuardian: Russia admits to world’s third-worst Covid-19 death toll http://bit.ly/3aWn7Ye
// More than 186,000 Russians have died due to coronavirus, three times more than previously reported

But many Russians flout social distancing rules, and in recent weeks the country’s outbreak has overwhelmed poorly funded hospitals in the regions.

Russia has instead pinned its hopes on corralling its outbreak by vaccinating people with its Sputnik V jab, named after the Soviet-era satellite.

… Russia has not said how many people it has vaccinated so far, and according to recent surveys by state-run polling company VCIOM and the Levada polling agency only 38% of Russians plan to get the shot.

⋙ 🐣 MT @Laurie_Garrett [12/21] … Alexander “Sasha” Kagansky, age 45, supposedly stabbed himself & then leapt to his death from a 14th story window in St Petersburg Russia. He was a #COVID19 #vaccine researcher, collaborating w/US & UK scientists.
⋙⋙ MoscowTimes (12/21): Russian Scientist Who Worked on Coronavirus Vaccine Stabbed, Falls Out of Window http://bit.ly/3pygEH0

🐣 RT @duty2warn To reconfirm, Trump is pathologically aberrant and fiercely malignant. GOP Senators are enablers who put party and power over country and constitution. Trump’s lawyers are village idiots. His cabinet is criminal. Every Trump loyalist is a sycophant. And DeJoy deserves deJail.

🐣 RT @JRubinBlogger Our divisions are considerable, aggravated by the descent of one party into nuttery and by a Constitution that gives GOP disprop power. Lawmakers should reduce distortion (e.g., the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact) and deploy federalism.
⋙ WaPo, Jennifer Rubin: America isn’t ‘hopelessly divided.’ It only looks that way because of our Constitution. http://wapo.st/3nZnDsc

⭕ 27 Dec 2020

🐣 RT @StevenBeschloss If we just move on after Jan. 20, if we don’t confront both the criminality and the complicity of Trump and his regime, then America can’t really move on. This will be a festering wound of injustice that won’t heal.
⋙ 🐣 As Fintan O’Toole wrote of Trump today in The Irish Times: “[T]hose who want to rebuild American democracy will have to put a stake through his heart.” http://bit.ly/3hyPZYd
↥ ↧
🐣 RT @SykesCharlie “Democracy is not just about voting… Trump set out to lay waste to that whole system, from the bottom up, poisoning the groundwaters of respect for evidence, argument and rationality that keeps it alive.”
⋙ IrishTimes: Fintan O’Toole: Trump has unfinished business. A republic he wants to destroy still stands http://bit.ly/3hyPZYd
// 2020 in review: Donald Trump will continue to unleash racism, nativism and a fear of government

… [H]e got nearly 75 million votes in November, even while his malign incompetence was killing his own people. He got those votes, moreover, having made it abundantly clear that he would never accept the result of the election unless he won. They were votes for open autocracy.

This is his legacy: he has successfully led a vast number of voters along the path from hatred of government to contempt for rational deliberation to the inevitable endpoint: disdain for the electoral process itself.

In this end is his new beginning. Stripped of direct power, he will face enormous legal and financial jeopardy. He will have every reason to keep drawing on his greatest asset: his ability to unleash the demons that have always haunted the American experiment – racism, nativism, fear of “the government”.

Trump has unfinished business. A republic he wants to destroy still stands. It is, for him, not goodbye but hasta la vista. Instead of waving him off, those who want to rebuild American democracy will have to put a stake through his heart.

🐣 RT @AppropsDems NEW: @AppropsDems Chairwoman @NitaLowey on President Trump’s belated signing of HR 133: ¤ “The House Appropriations Committee has jurisdiction over rescissions, and our Democratic Majority will reject any rescissions submitted by President Trump.” http://bit.ly/3mMPkDm

🐣 RT @stealthygeek Reminder that line-item veto is not a thing.
⋙ 🐣 RT @AndrewSolender Trump says he’s signing the stimulus bill “with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed.” ¤ “I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item… insisting that those funds be removed from the bill.” Text Block: https://twitter.com/AndrewSolender/status/1343365526198906882?s=20/photo/1-2

🐣 RT @ChrisMurphyCT The House will vote tomorrow on legislation increasing the checks from $600 to $2000. It will pass with likely universal Democratic support. ¤ Then it’s up to McConnell. The Senate could vote Tuesday and send it to the President’s desk. ¤ What will McConnell do?
⋙ 🐣 If Trump is serious and McConnell doesn’t allow a vote or doesn’t push caucus to support the $2000, Trump could screw up the GA election which McConnell needs Trump’s support for to keep his majority…🤔

🐣 RT @PreetBharara👇
⋙ 🐣 RT @kyledcheney NY Post cover/editorial: “Sidney Powell is a crazy person. Michael Flynn suggesting martial law is tantamount to treason.”
⋙ NYPost: The Post says: Give it up, Mr. President — for your sake and the nation’s http://bit.ly/3ryjo9u
// Mr. President, it’s time to end this dark charade. We’re one week away from an enormously important moment for the next four years of our country.

Mr. President, it’s time to end this dark charade. ¤ We’re one week away from an enormously important moment for the next four years of our country. ¤ On Jan. 5, two runoff races in Georgia will determine which party will control the Senate — whether Joe Biden will have a rubber stamp or a much-needed check on his agenda.

Unfortunately, you’re obsessed with the next day, Jan. 6, when Congress will, in a pro forma action, certify the Electoral College vote. You have tweeted that, as long as Republicans have “courage,” they can overturn the results and give you four more years in office. ¤ In other words, you’re cheering for an undemocratic coup.

You had every right to investigate the election. But let’s be clear: Those efforts have found nothing. To take just two examples: Your campaign paid $3 million for a recount in two Wisconsin counties, and you lost by 87 more votes. Georgia did two recounts of the state, each time affirming Biden’s win. These ballots were counted by hand, which alone debunks the claims of a Venezuelan vote-manipulating Kraken conspiracy. ¤ Sidney Powell is a crazy person. Michael Flynn suggesting martial law is tantamount to treason. It is shameful.

We understand, Mr. President, that you’re angry that you lost. But to continue down this road is ruinous. We offer this as a newspaper that endorsed you, that supported you: If you want to cement your influence, even set the stage for a future return, you must channel your fury into something more productive.

President Trump, your legacy is secure — stop the ‘stolen election’ rhetoric. Stop thinking about Jan. 6. Start thinking about Jan. 5. […]

🐣 I’ve seen different pov’s and I’m confused:
1. Was Trump defeated (on relief package)?
2. Did he get some substantive commitments?
3. Or ~ Was he played?
⋙ 🐣 RT @TSubtext Very much depends on the audience.

WaPo: Trump has indicated he will sign stimulus and government spending bill into law, averting shutdown http://wapo.st/2KYWaZ8
// The president had demanded changes to the stimulus bill but on Sunday signaled he would release the stimulus funds after all

CNN, Dean Obeidallah: Nero fiddled. Trump plays golf http://cnn.it/3mQhYmZ

🐣 RT @duty2warn In his final days, Trump finally now approaches the apex of his malignancy. There is nothing positive driving him at all. There is nothing he cares about that is beneficial to the electorate. He is driven purely by grievance, rage, fear and especially revenge.

😅 WaPo: Dave Barry’s Year in Review 2020 http://wapo.st/2KyfEnM
// And we thought past years were awful.

⭕ 26 Dec 2020

🐣 RT @TheLastWord .@tribelaw argues that Trump’s pardons to absolve the crimes of his friends might be crimes themselves if they’re issued to obstruct justice. He also explains why it’s important for the next admin. to investigate and prosecute those abuses of power. https://on.msnbc.com/37T6ZoK
// 12/28/2020
⋙ 🐣 RT @tribelaw My @FT op-ed explains the counter-intuitive fact that it’s the very breadth of the president’s pardon power — its “plenary” character— that enables an ex-president to be prosecuted for using that power as part of a criminal scheme to obstruct justice:
⋙⋙ FT, Lawrence Tribe: Donald Trump’s pardons must not obstruct justice http://on.ft.com/3mUkXLd
// Abuses of constitutional clemency power should be investigated and prosecuted

🚫 WaPo, David Ignatius: Until Biden’s win is certified, the U.S. remains vulnerable http://wapo.st/2WMorET
// alarmist

Law&Crime: Mike Pence Cannot Block the Certification of Joe Biden’s Victory When the Senate Formally Counts Electoral College Votes on Jan. 6th http://bit.ly/2M21Dik

🐣 RT @MuellerSheWrote Let me explain why he’s really mad. The NDAA forces shell companies to reveal money sources, putting a major crimp in the global money laundering scams donald and his family have been running for decades. It’s not a “gift” to Russia. It would cut off his ruble supply.

⭕ 25 Dec 2020 ✨✨

🐣 RT @GeorgeTakei He warned us four years ago how this would go. How do you think it all ends, friends? 💽 https://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei/status/1342540614030815233?s=20/photo/1
// Tony Schwartz, co-author of TAOTD, saying Trump will never accept his loss
⋙ 🐣 RT @Cleavon_MD You couldn’t pick a worse person to run America during a pandemic than Trump. 3,000 Americans dead per day because we have a mentally unstable President. Even more disturbing & sickening are Republicans that toe the party line and allow their constituents to die from COVID.
⋙⋙ 🐣 RT @sandzNJ That is truly the most disturbing part. Here we sit and watch and wonder who will save us. Another 60K +/- people will die before new leadership comes in! He’s done more damage than doing nothing with his lies, gatherings and subterfuge.

💙 🧵 RT @JYSexton This is one of the most important threads I’ll write. ¤ Trumpism is fascism. ¤ We are in a full-blown crisis. We must recognize we’re dealing with a religious death cult and warring over reality itself. ¤ Here’s what I discovered writing AMERICAN RULE. 1/-31 📌 https://twitter.com/JYSexton/status/1309895500200579073?s=20
// 9/26/2020

📋 RawStory: More than 2,900 health care workers died this year — and the government barely kept track http://bit.ly/38CVdOi

🐣 RT @CIAspygirl It’s not too late. Maybe Melania can be a Cover Girl for:
“Birther Monthly”
“Tone Deaf Daily”
“Enabler Enquirer”
“Crime Family Chronicle”
“Soulless Sentinel”
“Sexual Predator Apologist Gazette”
⋙⋙ 🐣 RT @thedailybeast Melania’s lack of magazine covers as First Lady seems to have Trump a little grouchy on Christmas https://trib.al/JjaT6Mr
⋙ 🐣 ● 2500/day dying from COVID-19
● Unemployment insurance running out
● Eviction moratorium ending
● Government shutting down
● Defense bill vetoed
~ and we’re supposed to feel sorry for who? ● https://twitter.com/Auriandra/status/1342696749111119874?s=20/photo/1
// Melania eating jewelry like spaghetti

CNN, Gary Kasparov: It’s time to treat Putin’s Russia like the rogue regime it is http://cnn.it/37OoSoA

🐣 RT @GarrettHaake Graham golfed with President Trump today, and here suggests the President is dug in on boosting direct payments to $2000. Unless he can convince senate Republicans fast, we’re moving towards a shutdown on Monday.
⋙ 🐣 RT @LindseyGrahamSC After spending some time with President @realDonaldTrump today, I am convinced he is more determined than ever to increase stimulus payments to $2000 per person and challenge Section 230 big tech liability protection.
⋙⋙ 🐣 RT @PeterVroom1 Trump’s goal now is to intentionally create a crisis that will allow him to take extraordinary measures with respect to DOJ/DOD. Graham, as Sen Judiciary Chairman, can facilitate his last ditch efforts through committee hearings to lend some credibility.

🐣♫ RT @LawrenceTribe “Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
The battle outside ragin’
Will soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’” — Bob Dylan

🐣 RT @DanRather I hope. I mourn. I pray. I love. I listen. I share. I resolve. I waver. Life is complicated. We need each other to shoulder the pain. And share the joy. Merry Christmas.

🐣 “The Dead of Winter” will have a different meaning this year

🐣 A survivor of World War II, a doctor, once tried to explain what life was like when Prague was bombed. ¤ He said, “Life had no value.” ¤ When I look at the death toll each day, numb, I think I finally understand what he was saying.

⭕ 24 Dec 2020

🐣 RT @davidaxelrod Of all the many reckless, thoughtless, selfish- even lawless- things @realDonaldTrump has done as president, throwing COVID aid to Americans in doubt on Christmas Eve has to rank near the top. ¤ This isn’t about getting them more money. ¤ It’s about getting himself more attention.
⋙ 🐣 trying to upstage the baby Jesus

🐣 RT @LincolnProject On #ChristmasEve in 1776, George Washington led his men across the Delaware River and changed the tide of history. On this eve in 2020, their #Legacy is under attack. We must unite & rise to meet this moment just as they did more than 200 years ago. #MerryChristmas✨ https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1342282252953255937?s=20/photo/1

🐣 RT @DelthiaRicks … No $2000 checks & no $600 ones, either
⋙ WaPo: Families on brink of eviction, hunger describe nightmare Christmas as $900 billion relief bill hangs in limbo http://wapo.st/34G11Fu
// About 14 million Americans will lose unemployment aid on Saturday after President Trump and Congress were unable to reach a deal.

😅 RT @gzeromedia ¤ #TopStories2020 ¤ Trump’s promising to be back by Christmas 2024 (maybe as Santa). ¤ More #PUPPETREGIME: https://gzeromedia.com/puppet-regime/
💽 https://twitter.com/gzeromedia/status/1342243660532908033?s=20/photo/1
// pseudo-Muppets

🐣 RT @joshtpm Manafort worked for Russia to attack the United States probably just for money in the final analysis. Trump knew. Trump helped. And now Trump has pardoned Manafort with full knowledge that he was part of a Russian conspiracy to sabotage a US election.

🐣 RT @WillieGeist Andrew Weissman, former senior prosecutor on the Mueller investigation, on President Trump’s pardons of Manafort and Stone: “What (Trump) did yesterday is proof of obstruction. It’s the final act.” @Morning_Joe

‼️ 🐣 RT @JakeSherman So let’s recap where we are on Christmas Eve.
— Unemployment expires Saturday.
— Government funding expires Monday.
— House Rs blocked Dem 2k check bill.
— Senate R leadership says 2k check bill cant get 60 in the Senate, unlikely to bring it up.
— No plan to keep govt open.

WaPo, Amber Philips: Could Trump declare martial law to try to steal the election? http://wapo.st/3rlzR0B
// That and other efforts his allies are floating won’t work, say legal and national security experts. Here’s why.

⭕ 23 Dec 2020

🐣 RT @RadioFreeTom If you don’t like the pardons, and the vetoes, and the general callousness of going to Florida while people suffer, you are really not going to like the war with Iran that he is clearly going to try and start in the next few weeks.

🐣 RT @JohnJHarwood Trump’s pardons to shield Manafort and Stone – after dangling the idea to persuade them not to tell Mueller what they know about him – is open corruption ¤ the pardons don’t discredit the national security questions about Trump’s conduct w/Russia ¤ the pardons affirm them

🐣 RT @BillKristol The Manafort pardon was of course contemptible. But it was successful. The promise of pardons enabled just enough of a cover up that Trump was able to get away with the collusion and lying about it. In this sense, Trump won. Putin won. America lost, and justice was denied.

🐣 RT @Peter_Wehner To GOP lawmakers who declare Trump’s actions are “rotten to the core”: It’s better late than never, but his actions have been rotten to the core for four years. It would’ve been more courageous to speak out when it mattered, not 28 days before Trump leaves office.

NYT Editorial: Trump Corrupted the Presidential Pardon. Biden Must Repair It. http://nyti.ms/34IB7Rw
// There are clear ways to reform the pardon process to work as the founders intended.

NYT: Trump Gives Clemency to More Allies, Including Manafort, Stone and Charles Kushner http://nyti.ms/3rpk0hk
// It was the second wave of pardons and commutations by the president in two days, showing his willingness to use his power aggressively on behalf of loyalists.

WaPo: Trump’s last-minute outburst throws pandemic relief effort into chaos http://wapo.st/2KoPS5n

🐣 RT @chrislhayes All of this was clear during impeachment, of course. It’s the entire theme of Schiff’s final speech: The man is iredeemably venal and cannot be trusted to do the right thing ever. Ten months later 1 of every 1000 Americans is dead, & the president is desperate to pull off a coup

🐣 RT @duty2warn Kudos to those who commented, suggesting that the REAL source of Trump’s objection to the NDAA involved the proposed requirement of shell corporations to disclose ownership etc. – which is problematic for money launderers like him. Good accurate call.

WaPo: Trump vetoes defense bill, teeing up holiday override votes in Congress http://wapo.st/3mGeFic

NYT, Maggie Haberman and Michael Schmidt: A President Unhappy, Unleashed and Unpredictable http://nyti.ms/34EO2Em
// President Trump remains the most powerful man in the world, but powerless to achieve what he most wants: to avoid leaving office as a loser.

⭕ 22 Dec 2020

💙 WaPo, Edward Foley (12/22): It’s time for Mike Pence to choose: Trump, or the truth http://wapo.st/3n0cLJf

🐣 RT @BeschlossDC George Mason, delegate to Constitutional Convention, said in 1788 that a President should not be granted power to pardon because he might “pardon crimes which were advised by himself. It may happen, at some future day, that he will establish a monarchy, and destroy the republic.”

💙 NBC, Ben Collins: As Trump meets with QAnon influencers, the conspiracy’s adherents beg for dictatorship http://nbcnews.to/3pkLqmT
// With Trump’s days in office dwindling, QAnon influencers have become increasingly restless and militant, urging the president to “#crosstherubicon.”

WaPo: Trump grants clemency to 20, including ex-advisers and former lawmakers http://wapo.st/3haX54G
// The recipients of pardons and commutations included three Republican former members of Congress, people convicted of crimes as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and contractors convicted of killing unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007.

🐣 RT @thedailybeast Trump informed MAGA attorney Sidney Powell on Monday that he does not intend to appoint her “special counsel” to investigate “election fraud,” according to two people with knowledge of the matter and another source close to the White House.
⋙ DailyBeast, Asawin Suebsaeng and Erin Banco: Trump Tells Sidney Powell He Won’t Name Her ‘Special Counsel’ http://bit.ly/3hfpEya
// The president has met with the conspiracy theorist lawyer recently. But he is not yet buckling to one of her wishes.

🐣 RT @benjaminwittes What a genuinely disgusting set of clemency actions—from pardons for L’Affaire Russe figures to slates wiped clean for murderers of Iraqi civilians and corrupt congressmen!

NYT, Matthew Continetti: Is Trump Really All That Holds the G.O.P. Together? http://nyti.ms/2Ktw4xA
// The Republican Party has embraced reality-TV authoritarianism not out of strength but weakness.

🐣 RT @LaurieGarrett Mystery worthy of Le Carre: Alexander “Sasha” Kagansky, age 45, supposedly stabbed himself & then leapt to his death from a 14th story window in St Petersburg Russia. He was a #COVID19 #vaccine researcher, collaborating w/US & UK scientists. @MaxBoot
⋙ MoscowTimes (12/21): Russian Scientist Who Worked on Coronavirus Vaccine Stabbed, Falls Out of Window http://bit.ly/3pygEH0

RawStory: Michael Flynn should face court martial for ‘incitement to insurrection’: Ex-Colin Powell chief of staff http://bit.ly/2WD4oIZ

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is among the far-right Republicans saying President Donald Trump should declare martial law and reconduct the 2020 election because of widespread voter fraud. Many elections officials and national security experts, however, have stressed that there is no evidence that such fraud occurred or that President-elect Joe Biden didn’t win the 2020 presidential election fairly. And when Col. Lawrence B. Wilkerson, who served as chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, spoke to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Monday night, December 21, he expressed his outrage over Flynn’s martial law suggestion and recommended that he face court martial.

Wilkerson told Hayes, “I have to commend all those people out there in every state who worked so hard to deliver a free and fair election. At the same time I saw that, I have to say my fears are somewhat significant with a former lieutenant general in the United States Army saying what Flynn said with regard to martial law and going to the battleground states and essentially reconducting the election. Were I the secretary of defense, I’d call him back to active duty — which is in the prerogative of the secretary of defense — and I’d court martial him.”

The former Colin Powell chief of staff, who considers Flynn a “disgrace to his uniform,” added, “at a minimum, I’d cite him for incitement to insurrection. This is not something that a military officer should do…. He needs to be rebuked. He needs to be reprimanded. And it needs to be done officially.”

⭕ 21 Dec 2020

CNN, Stephen Collinson: Trump threatens 30-day reign of destruction on the way out of office http://cnn.it/34yOh3y “‘We don’t know what he might do,’ one officer in the Pentagon said. Another added: ‘We are in strange times.’”

🐣 RT @GlennKesslerWP Noteworthy: Pat Robertson does a rundown of a bunch of Trump’s lies and notes Trump seems to believe this stuff. He “lives in an alternate reality…very erratic…it’s time to move on.” 💽 https://twitter.com/GlennKesslerWP/status/1341142630479114240?s=20/photo/1

🐣 RT @jeremyherb New statwment from Wyden following Treasury briefing on SolarWinds says Microsoft said “dozens of email accounts were compromised. Additionally the hackers broke into systems in the Departmental Offices division of Treasury, home to the department’s highest-ranking officials.” Text Block: https://twitter.com/jeremyherb/status/1341184949794320384?s=20/photo/1

WaPo: Undercutting Trump, Barr says there’s no basis for seizing voting machines, using special counsels for election fraud, Hunter Biden http://wapo.st/3nJp2TC

🐣 ◕ RT @D_Kuehn It’s really important for people to understand that what is happening now is much worse than the Great Recession. I understand it’s hard to process that we are living through a series of historic crises, but it’s imperative that we understand that’s what’s happening. https://twitter.com/D_Kuehn/status/1340872948765351937?s=20/photo/1
// overlaid unemployment recession
⋙ 🐣 RT @D_Kuehn The economic crisis is extraordinary. We have a public health crisis on top of that, an ongoing constitutional crisis and barely avoided threat to democracy. And we’re facing a climate crisis.
⋙ 🐣 RT @D_Kuehn The inflection point of capitalist prosperity that’s brought so many real benefits also brings problems and contradictions and we have to accept their reality.

🐣 RT @benpershing “Dominion has stated the company has no ownership relationship with the Pelosi family, the Feinstein family, the Clinton family, Hugo Chavez or the government of Venezuela.”
⋙ 🐣 RT @existentialfish Newsmax just aired this note to “clarify” its coverage of Smartmatic and Dominion. 💽 https://twitter.com/existentialfish/status/1341078245878472706?s=20/photo/1
⋙ 🐣 RT @svdate […; full statement:] https://twitter.com/svdate/status/1341096656431923202?s=20/photo/1

📊 RT @Mediaite Polarized America: Fox News Poll Says 22 Percent Think Trump Was Best POTUS Ever And 42 Percent Say He Was The Worst [link]

CNN: Barr says no need for special counsels to investigate election or Hunter Biden http://cnn.it/3h4u3DW “On the SolarWinds cyber attack that affected several agencies in the US government, Barr said, ‘It certainly appears to be the Russians.’”

⭕ 20 Dec 2020

WaPo, Max Boot: Trump saved the worst for last http://wapo.st/3rgSsea “Never before in U.S. history has there been a record of a president discussing a military coup to stay in office”

🐣 RT @propublica “His GPA did not warrant it, his SAT scores did not warrant it. We thought for sure, there was no way this was going to happen. Then, lo and behold, Jared was accepted.”
⋙ ProPublica (2016): The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance Into Harvard http://bit.ly/2LV0IQR
// 11/18/2016; ProPublica editor Daniel Golden wrote a book a decade ago about how the rich buy their children access to elite colleges. One student he covered is now poised to become one of the most powerful figures in the country.

🐣 RT @kasparov68 It’s like the police watching a thief try to break into a bank vault but not stopping him because he has the wrong tools and can’t get it open. Do they wait until he blows it up or shoots the bank manager?
⋙ 🐣 RT @stuartpstevens If the president plotting a coup and seizing voting machines isn’t the greatest criminal conspiracy in US history, what beats it? Success is not necessary for conviction, only intent and planning.

WaPo: A frustrated Trump redoubles efforts to challenge election result http://wapo.st/2J6k6Ju

💙 Public officials and military leaders have refused to be drawn into Trump’s post-election maneuvering. On Friday, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Gen. James C. McConville, the Army’s top officer, released a joint statement that said: “There is no role for the U.S. military in determining the outcome of an American election.”

💙 TheAtlantic, Peter Wehner: Trump Is Losing His Mind http://bit.ly/2WusPby “In the process, Trump has in too many cases turned his party into an instrument of illiberalism and nihilism”

The president is discussing martial law in the Oval Office, as his grip on reality falters. ¤ None of this should come as a surprise. Some of us said, even before he became president, that Donald Trump’s Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering him, was his psychology—his disordered personality, his emotional and mental instability, and his sociopathic tendencies. It was the main reason, though hardly the only reason, I refused to vote for him in 2016 or in 2020, despite having worked in the three previous Republican administrations. Nothing that Trump has done over the past four years has caused me to rethink my assessment, and a great deal has happened to confirm it.

Even amid the chaos, it’s worth taking a step back to think about where we are: An American president, unwilling to concede his defeat by 7 million popular votes and 74 Electoral College votes, is still trying to steal the election. It has become his obsession.

In the process, Trump has in too many cases turned his party into an instrument of illiberalism and nihilism. Here are just a couple of data points to underscore that claim: 18 attorneys generals and more than half the Republicans in the House supported a seditious abuse of the judicial process.

And it’s not only, or even mainly, elected officials. The Republican Party’s base has often followed Trump into the twilight zone, with a sizable majority of them affirming that Joe Biden won the election based on fraud and many of them turning against medical science in the face of a surging pandemic.

… If any of his predecessors—Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan, to go back just 40 years—had been president during this pandemic, tens of thousands of American lives would almost surely have been saved.

Our institutions, especially the courts, will have passed a stress test, not the most difficult ever but difficult enough, and unlike any in our history. Some local officials exhibited profiles in courage, doing the right thing in the face of threats and pressure from their party. And a preponderance of the American public, having lived through the past four years, deserve credit for canceling this presidential freak show rather than renewing it. The “exhausted majority” wasn’t too exhausted to get out and vote, even in a pandemic.

But the Trump presidency will leave gaping wounds nearly everywhere, and ruination in some places. Truth as a concept has been battered from the highest office in the land on an almost hourly basis. The Republican Party has been radicalized, with countless Republican lawmakers and other prominent figures within the party having revealed themselves to be moral cowards, even, and in some ways especially, after Trump was defeated. During the Trump presidency, they were so afraid of getting crosswise with him and his supporters that they failed the Solzhenitsyn test: “The simple act of an ordinary brave man is not to participate in lies, not to support false actions! His rule: Let that come into the world, let it even reign supreme—only not through me.”

For the foreseeable future, journalists will rightly focus on the pandemic. But once that is contained and defeated, it will be time to go back to focusing more attention on things like the Paris Accords and the carbon tax; the earned-income tax credit and infrastructure; entitlement reform and monetary policy; charter schools and campus speech codes; legal immigration, asylum, assimilation, and social mobility. There is also an opportunity, with Trump a former president, for the Republican Party to once again become the home of sane conservatism. Whether that happens or not is an open question. But it’s something many of us are willing to work for, and that even progressives should hope for.

There’s a lovely line in William Wordsworth’s poem “The Prelude”: “What we have loved, Others will love, and we will teach them how.”

There are still things worthy of our love. Honor, decency, courage, beauty, and truth. Tenderness, human empathy, and a sense of duty. A good society. And a commitment to human dignity. We need to teach others—in our individual relationships, in our classrooms and communities, in our book clubs and Bible studies, and in innumerable other settings—why those things are worthy of their attention, their loyalty, their love. One person doing it won’t make much of a difference; a lot of people doing it will create a culture.

Maybe we understand better than we did five years ago why these things are essential to our lives, and why when we neglect them or elect leaders who ridicule and subvert them, life becomes nasty, brutish, and generally unpleasant.

Just after noon on January 20, a new and necessary chapter will begin in the American story. Joe Biden will certainly play a role in shaping how that story turns out—but so will you and I. Ours is a good and estimable republic, if we can keep it.

🐣 RT @ OlgaNYC1211 So humiliating! Every Russian media outlet this morning is breaking with the news that Trump refused to publish a WH statement blaming Russia for the attacks. Bad enough trump and Republicans refuse to act but having this used as propaganda is infuriating @senatemajldr @SenateGOP

🐣 RT @gelles “Trump has visited golf courses on about 21% of the days of his presidency, or roughly 1 in 5 days. He has visited Trump properties on about 29% of the days of his presidency — nearly one-third of his days in office.”
⋙ 📋 CNN: Donald Trump’s presidency by the numbers http://cnn.it/3auV962
// 12/18/2020

🐣 RT @MSNBC Fmr. CIA and Pentagon Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash on the alleged Russian cyberattacks on US agencies: “I think Trump requested cyber hacking from Russia. He welcomed it, he benefited from it and I think he’s rewarded it.”
💙 ‼️ ⋙ 💽 MSNBC, AndreaMitchell: Former CIA and Pentagon Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash: This is an epic national security crisis http://on.msnbc.com/2Wwwi9B “I think Trump requested cyber hacking from Russia, he welcomed it, he benefited from it and I think he rewarded it”‼️ ● https://twitter.com/Auriandra/status/1340648927402586122?s=20/photo/1
// Former CIA and Pentagon Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash joins Peter Baker and Andrea Mitchell to comment on the Russian hack of federal agencies. “We have not had a cybersecurity breach like this in a long time, maybe even in our history,” Bash stated. Regarding President Trump’s silence, Peter Baker added that “this administration has taken a number of actions against Russia in the past; it’s expelled diplomats, imposed sanctions. What it’s not done is have the President…actually give voice to these kinds of actions. He does not criticize Russia.”

🐣 RT @MoscowTimes The United States confirmed Saturday that it is planning to close the two remaining U.S. consulates in Russia https://twitter.com/MoscowTimes/status/1340554032063102976?s=20

⭕ 19 Dec 2020

🐣 RT @OrinKerr In the old days they waited for a suspicious fire at the parliament building.
⋙ 🐣 RT @LLinWood Georgia, Michigan, Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, Minnesota & Pennsylvania are states in which martial law should be imposed & machines/ballots seized. ¤ 7 states under martial law. ¤ 43 states not under martial law. ¤ I like those numbers. ¤ Do it @realDonaldTrump! ¤ Nation supports you.

🐣 RT @JohnJHarwood recorded speaking privately to fellow Republicans in 2016, Kevin McCarthy “joked” that Donald Trump was on Vladimir Putin’s payroll ¤ after he said it, then-Speaker Paul Ryan (unsuccessfully) swore those who heard it to secrecy: “no leaks. this is how we know we’re a real family”
⋙ 🐣 RT @GOPLeader I had a briefing from the FBI today to learn more about Eric Swalwell’s ties to a reported-spy from China, and one thing is now crystal clear: ¤ Swalwell should no longer be on the Intel Committee.

🐣 RT @RadioFreeTom If there were an ounce of decency left in the GOP, @senatemajldr would assemble a group of senior Republicans, call @MarkMeadows, go to the Oval, and together tell Trump to stop planning a coup or he’ll be removed from office in accordance with the Constitution. But there isn’t.

NYMag, Jonathan Chait: Trump Floats Coup Plan That’s So Wild Even Rudy Giuliani Is Terrified http://nym.ag/34uCzHc

🧵 RT @joshtpm It’s kind of buried in most of the reporting on this meeting Trump had with Sidney Powell, Rudes [Rudy?], etc. But the real detail I think is that Mike Flynn was at this White Hiuse meeting. Flynn is actively pushing a declaration of marital law that wld have the military force new … https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/1340448349233803266?s=20
⋙ 🐣 RT @joshtpm 2/ elections in the swing states Trump lost. Powell is, I think, best seen as a creature of Mike Flynn, at least inasmuch as their influence on Trump. Flynn has always had a unique hold over Trump. From 2015 through his notional cooperation to pardon. A former 3 star general …
⋙ 🐣 RT @joshtpm 3/ pressing a defeated President to declare martial law to overturn the result of an election that is now formally and definitively over is needless to say a very grave matter. I have complete confidence that Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46 president in one …
⋙ 🐣 RT @joshtpm 4/ month. But I think people are underestimating how chaotic and dangerous the next thirty days will be. What we are watching is a criminal conspiracy to overturn a certified, final election result involving the President and a handful of cronies including Flynn,
⋙ 🐣 RT @joshtpm 5/ Giuliani, Powell and others.

💙 🧵 RT @tnicholsmd He came in by ambulance short of breath. Already on CPAP by EMS. Still, he was clearly working hard to breathe. He looked sick. Uncomfortable. Scared. ¤ As we got him over to the gurney and his shirt off to switch a a hospital gown, we all noticed the number of Nazi tattoos. 1/ 📌 https://twitter.com/tnicholsmd/status/1333391178738274305?s=20

⋙ 🐣 RT @tnicholsmd All of us being a team that included a Jewish physician, a Black nurse, and an Asian respiratory therapist. ¤ We all saw. The symbols of hate on his body outwardly and proudly announced his views. We all knew what he thought of us. How he valued our lives. 4/
⋙ 🐣 RT @tnicholsmd Yet here we were, working seamlessly as a team to make sure we gave him the best chance to survive that we could. All while wearing masks, gowns, face shields, gloves. The moment perfectly captured what we are going though as healthcare workers as this pandemic accelerates. 5/
⋙ 🐣 RT @tnicholsmd Unfortunately, society has proven unwilling to listen to the science or to our pleas. Begging for people to take this seriously, to stay home, wear a mask, to be the break in the chain of transmission. 8/
⋙ 🐣 RT @tnicholsmd Instead, they’ve called the pandemic a hoax, called us liars and corrupt, told us we are being too political by worrying about patients dying and trying to save lives. ¤ They’ve stopped caring about our lives, our families, our fears, worried only about their own. 9/
⋙ 🐣 RT @tnicholsmd I’ve faced these situations countless times since medical school. Not the intubation – which is routine at this point for me and my team. The swastikas. The racist patients. Every single time I feel a bit shaken, but I went into this job wanting to save lives… 12/
⋙ 🐣 RT @tnicholsmd I run through the meds and plan with the nurse and RT. I pause. I see the SS tattoo and think about what he might think about having Jewish physician taking care of him now, or how much he would have cared about my life if the roles were reversed. 16/ […]

🧵 RT @ I don’t really want to boost Cohen, but I also don’t want to rip it off, so here it is, but I’ll tell you what he said @emilyjanefox is the interviewer here. [link to Vanity Fair] 📌 https://twitter.com/DirkSchwenk/status/1340507936733470726?s=20
// Interview with Michael Cohen, Trump’s former “fixer”

🐣 RT @ @DirkSchwenk Starts at noting that Cohen said at the beginning that Trump wouldn’t transition peacefully … and granted that’s true. Cohen on Trump – “pure narcissism.”

This interviewer Emily Jane Fox says she is a long time friend of Cohen – which is a bit of a pause. Cohen is a bit inconsistent as to whether Trump knows he lost – seems to be on the bottom line that Trump is working on his next steps – to rip off Fox News and do a TV network

Trump TV, per Cohen, will be “one fucking infomercial after another and there are 20 Million stupid people out there … that are willing to part with their money…. Educated people, too.”

Cohen – he fell for the emotional appeal, his white power base falls for the same appeal.

PARDONS: Cohen says he does not expect a lot of pardons … Trump cares for no one except for Trump … won’t pardon Giuliani, Jared, Ivanka, Jr., etc. That would waive 5th Amendment, and that wouldn’t be good for DJT … so … no.

Cohen expects many cases out of DOJ and the States, and in light of that, DJT won’t pardon, because they would then testify against Trump.

STEP DOWN AND GET PARDONED? “No, that’s not going to happen, DJT will never step down” because that would be little people forcing him to do so.

Are you still assisting in any investigations? COHEN: I can partially answer, part that I can’t…. I have provided them (Tish James) her entire investigation stems from my (Cohens) testimony to them…. They’re VERY WELL PREPARED … to bring justice to the crimes

Civil Litigation … You (cohen) are out all this money … I (cohen) owe millions … wants reimbursed for money he laid out for Stormy Daniels. Trump called me, said stop this … Stormy sued me (cohen) … deposed General Counsel and Eric Trump … they are too dumb to settle

Cohen is ready to take it all to trial, because that is the only way to beat Trump. Trump never settles, and will take advantage of any weakness shown.

Will you ever talk to Trump again? Cohen – No, I can’t the damage he caused is too significant … he destroyed my family’s happiness. I will never forgive him for what he did… He did himself for himself, without me knowing, at my expense.

Cohen: The court held me responsible for Trump’s dirty deeds … and I can never forgive it. EJF: you really believed he would be loyal? C: DJT is “one way”, but he still somehow believed that he had 5% loyalty … but he had zero.

EJF: Will he jump back in and campaign for Trump 2024? C: he’s desperate for the money… when IRS looks at tax returns, they’re going to find he owes 100s of millions even before penalties … which makes the company worthless…

C: He WILL counterprogram the Biden election [inauguration?]… Obama had the dignity and patriotism to sit in the front row in a peaceful transition … Trump has no humbleness, decency … so he’ll counterprogram the inauguration … so he’ll raise money on it

Alan Weisselberg… is as much in it as Trump, but in my case they gave that fucknut…immunity. I just don’t get it. EJC: We’ll see what he gets. @emilyjanefox I really questioned your decision to put Cohen on, but I think this is a valuable interview, and I hope people boost

Cohen – my book “Disloyal” is currently being adapted for a full length feature film (so he’s getting paid big), and he has a second book coming out (which kinda makes me doubt a little of my tweet above).

Next Cohen book – how people get sucked into Trump. DJT doesn’t care about anyone except for himself, and will steal everything out of the Trump PACs that he can possibly take. He’s already thinking about how to “take money for the little guy.” ¤ Cohen: he’s racist, homophobic, a fraud, etc.

Closes out. Still not sure if Cohen should be boosted at all. I know @marykerry thinks not. He’s definitely a NYer, and has some mobbed up family ties. Enemies of my enemies? Not sure at all.

🐣 RT @atrupar John Bolton did a CNN interview earlier today where he called the Oval Office discussion of martial law “appalling” and said Trump is “unfit for the job.” 💽 https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1340526191107854338?s=20/photo/1

🚫🧵 RT @RonGOPVet4Biden What a surprise, it looks like the “mastermind” behind QAnon, Jim Watkins, had connections to child porn sites going back to the 1990s. So, when the whole purpose of your cult is to fight against child porn and your leader … 📌 https://twitter.com/RonGOPVet4Biden/status/1340453502330556416?s=20
⋙ MotherJones, Al Vincens and: QAnon Is Supposed to Be All About Protecting Kids. Its Primary Enabler Appears to Have Hosted Child Porn Domains. http://bit.ly/37zRtOr
// 10/29/2020; [not posted because old article] Archives document Jim Watkins’ links to domains suggestive of underage sexual material.

🐣 RT @SpyTalker Spies on Flynn-Trump #Coup Talk: ‘Horrifying..embarrassing.’ It’s ‘white knuckle’ time, says one former top #CIA officer by .@talk_spy .@spytalker
⋙ SpyTalk, Jeff Stein: Spies on Flynn-Trump Coup Talk http://bit.ly/38lRAfx
// ‘Horrifying..embarrassing.’ It’s ‘white knuckle’ time, says one former top CIA officer

Reports that disgraced former Army General Michael Flynn urged President Trump to declare martial law and “re-run” the election drew harsh reactions Saturday from intelligence veterans, who worry that foreign adversaries could use the chaos at the top of the government to “take advantage of us,” as one former top CIA spy put it.

“It was heated, people were really fighting it out in the Oval,” a source told CNN.

Veteran intelligence officers told SpyTalk they were appalled at the coup talk.

“Many former intelligence officers, myself included,” retired CIA presidential briefer David Priess told SpyTalk, “are shocked that the using-the-military-to-interfere-in-democratic-processes, things we used to collect on and analyze regarding other countries, are reportedly being discussed by the U.S. president about the US political process!”

Former CIA chief of staff Larry Pfeiffer called the coup talk “very disturbing.” He virtually cringed at the thought of foreign embassies in Washington filing reports on the possibility of martial law in the United States.

“This is the kind of behavior that gets intelligence officers at embassies writing cables home about impending coup plotting,” he told SpyTalk. “Usually those are Americans writing the cables. Not this time.”

Even before the coup talk, said former senior CIA operations officer Marc Polymeropoulos, foreign diplomats at embassy receptions in Washington were openly worrying about the president’s mental state. “The subject was, is the American president acting like Kurtz,” he told SpyTalk. ¤ (Kurtz is the fictional mad colonel in the 1979 Vietnam War drama Apocalypse Now, adapted from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.)

And now the CIA’s foreign counterparts are bringing it up in bilateral meetings with others around. “My friends overseas are embarrassed,” he said. “We represent America.” It looks like “we’re crazy town.”

“The bottom line is Trump’s nuttiness is super embarrassing. There is not so much worry that this is real coup plotting, as we know the U.S. military is loyal, but ultimately a president acting like Kurtz is dangerous for America,” Polymeropoulos said. “And our adversaries see this crystal clear.”

A member of Congress who said he had been talking with career intelligence agency employees said they are “horrified. But they believe Trump lacks the competency to carry out a coup.”

“We are so lucky they are idiots,” tweeted former senior CIA executive John Sipher.

But Polymeropoulos, who served as a CIA station chief battling terrorist insurgents and Russians alike during his 28-year career, worries that “our adversaries going to take advantage” of the apparent chaos at the top of the government. He calls it “white knuckle” time.

Amid all this, Trump, backed by many congressional Republicans, is still rallying his followers in a campaign to invalidate the presidential election.

But Flynn’s advocacy of a military coup will go nowhere, even if he and Trump tried to set the ball rolling, intelligence veterans agree. He’s already shooting himself in the foot by refusing to sign the national defense budget, passed overwhelmingly by both houses of Congress, noted a member of Congress. “Not exactly the way to get military support,” he said on terms of anonymity in exchange for freely discussing national security issues.

“Certainly the fact that the President would even briefly consider using the military to overturn an election is appalling,” says former State Department and CIA officer and historian Mark Stout.

“But those of us who have worked for and alongside the military know that he is barking up the wrong tree. The U.S. military is not going to do this sort of thing for any President, ever.”

🐣 RT @talk_spy If Pat Cipollone and Mark Meadows are so worried by the coup plotting that they’re sending up flares via the press, maybe it’s time for them to walk out, hold an impromptu press conference in the White House driveway and beg a delegation of Republican leaders to confront Trump.

🐣 RT @RepKinzinger [R] One of the Q conspiracies includes that GITMO is going to house the deep state when “the storm” happens. So this guy is implying that I’m nervous cuz Its going to get me. Ill expose these theories, and shine the light into the darkness. #RestoreOurGOP […]
🐣 RT @RepKinzinger [R] No. The military will not be “deployed” to re-run an election. It’s time for this to be shut down, and now. Gen. Flynn has lost his moral authority to be taken seriously, and the GOP needs to stand up to it. #RestoreOurGOP
// 12/18/2020

🐣 RT @Scaramucci Can’t hide the money. It will be traced. He knows they are all going to jail

🐣 RT @BrendanNyhan Dangerous how the goalposts are shifting. Imagine telling yourself in 2014 that people will think everything is fine because the next President won’t *successfully* pull off a coup
⋙ 🐣 RT @holden It’s amazing how the “Watch what Trump does, not what he says” folks moved to “Watch what Trump *successfully* does, not what he *attempts* to do” without missing a beat.
⋙⋙ 🧵RT @BrendanNyhan The Wall Street Journal editorial board mocked me for warning of the threat Donald Trump posed to American democracy back in 2017. People were still suggesting that the threat had been overblown just a few weeks ago. And here we are. 📌 https://twitter.com/BrendanNyhan/status/1340489535063547906?s=20
⋙ 🐣 RT @holden It’s like someone shows you a gun, and says “I’m going to shoot those people” and all the Very Serious People say, oh, he just talks that way, he’ll never shoot.”

🐣 RT @john_sipher This is a terrible breach. Any public retaliation will not be in direct response but we be [sic] necessary push back for years of Russian malign activity against the US and its allies. We’ve mishandled Putin for over a decade. He’s now clearly shown his stripes.
🐣 RT @BrianStelter “Privately, the president has called the hack a ‘hoax’ and pressured associates to downplay its significance and push alternate theories for who is responsible, two people familiar with the exchanges said.”
⋙ NYT: Trump Contradicts Pompeo Over Russia’s Role in Hack http://nyti.ms/3h1XeaC
// Hours after the secretary of state said that Moscow was behind the vast cybersecurity breach, the president suggested it might have been China and downplayed the severity of the attack.

🐣 RT @JuliaDavisNews “Deputy Speaker of the Russian State Duma responded with an ominous threat: “We’re going to use their computers to make sure that people like Biden & his entire team will never again imagine that they have the right to world domination. Just wait and see””
⋙⋙ 🐣 1. “Deputy” Speaker
2. The Duma has no power
⋙ 🐣 RT @JuliaDavisNews Asylum for Trumpusha: ¤ Russian lawmakers are concerned about the future of the Kremlin’s favorite U.S. president.
⋙⋙ DailyBeast: Russian Media Wants Moscow to Grant Asylum to Trump http://bit.ly/
// 12/10/2020; Russian media and lawmakers are concerned about the future of the Kremlin’s favorite U.S. president.

🐣 RT @jennycohn1 I hadn’t thought of that.
⋙⋙ 🐣 RT @cre8tiverenewal What about Erik Prince’s mercenaries? With Flynn in DoD I fear anything is possible… 32 days is a long time for them to do significant damage
⋙ 🐣 I think in that event, the US military would get involved

🐣 RT @swin24 Since 2017, Trump has on again off again talked about wanting Mike Flynn back in his admin and/or advising him, despite the cloud of scandal around the ex- national security adviser. Come the very end of the trump era, the president got what he wanted in the dumbest way possible
⋙ 🐣 RT @swin24 Also, for some Trumpworld connective tissue: Mike Flynn is now been in direct contact on “election fraud” issues with MyPillow ceo Mike Lindell, who is a major funder of Lin Wood and Sidney Powell’s legal work, the latter of whom was also at the Trump meeting with Flynn
⋙⋙ 🐣 RT @swin24 Turns out, MyPillow ceo Mike Lindell is a major funder of a number of the pro-Trump efforts to overturn the 2020 election that you’ve been seeing. He’s given handsomely to Trumpist attorneys Lin Wood/ Sidney Powell in weeks since the election, for instance [link]
⋙ 🐣 RT @swin24 If you had told me a year ago that in the wake of the 2020 race, Trump would bring back Gen. Flynn to consult & egg on & work w/ QAnon peddling lawyers to try to steal the election & cancel democracy, & that the MyPillow creator would also be a player in the saga I woulda said… ….Yea ok that sounds right

🐣 RT @stuartpstevens Not since US Army officers became traitors and joined the Confederacy, has a group so betrayed their oath of office as the majority of Republican Senators and Members of Congress. Their children & grandchildren will study their weakness and anti-American cowardice.

🐣 RT @Porter_Anderson Media: @sam_vinograd to @biannagolodryga on the cyberattack: “What @realDonaldTrump did today was cement his own legacy as a national security threat to the homeland. By undercutting his experts, he’s helping #Russia’s mission to sow confusion in the #UnitedStates.”
// on CNN

🐣 RT @ScottMStedman One of the biggest financial scandals in the world is how Deutsche Bank time and time again acted as a conduit for the Russian government, Russian intelligence, and Russian oligarchs to expand their influence around the world, and particularly, in the US.

🐣 RT @RichardHaass smart piece on the hack. essential to distinguish among 1) political influence operations; 2) espionage; 3) disruptive attacks/sabotage; & 4) unconstrained warfare to understand what occurred & to decide whether to go beyond instituting better protection.
⋙ WIRED: Russia’s Hack Wasn’t Cyberwar. That Complicates US Strategy http://bit.ly/37w3fct
// To evaluate whether cybersecurity tactics are working, you need to first establish what the SolarWinds hack really was.

🐣 RT @kasparov68 Are you kidding? His own Secretary of State, a full loyalist, already admitted it was Russia! When I said in 2017 that Trump had more Russian connections than Aeroflot, this is what I was worried about. [re: Trump tweet]
⋙ NYMag, Jonathan Chait: Trump Won’t Denounce Russia’s Hack Because He’s Still Subservient to Putin http://nym.ag/3mEe1S9
⋙⋙ 🐣 “RT @real The Cyber Hack is far greater in the Fake News Media than in actuality. I have been fully briefed and everything is well under control. Russia, Russia, Russia is the priority chant when anything happens because Lamestream is, for mostly financial reasons, petrified of…. … discussing the possibility that it may be China (it may!). There could also have been a hit on our ridiculous voting machines during the election, which is now obvious that I won big, making it an even more corrupted embarrassment for the USA. @DNI_Ratcliffe @SecPompeo”

🐣 RT @benjaminwittes It is, shall we say, unusual for the President of the United States to meet in the Oval Office with a felon to discuss the appointment of the criminal’s lawyer as a special counsel.
⋙ RT @benjaminwittes I chose my word very carefully. He pled guilty to a felony. His motion to withdraw that plea was never granted. The Justice Department’s motion to dismiss was granted because—and only because—of the pardon, which he accepted. Pardon or not, he is a felon.
// Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell

🐣 RT @RenatoMariotti The mere fact that the President of the United States is considering a military coup is alarming. That would mean the end of America as we know it. ¤ Let’s not mince words here. Using “martial law” to overturn the election is a coup. It’s beyond unconstitutional. It’s evil.
🐣 RT @SykesCharlie Folks, at this point we probably should begin to consider the possibility that the president is insane.
⋙⋙ 🐣 RT @maggieNYT During the meeting, the president asked about Flynn’s suggestion of deploying the military, those briefed said. That was also shot down.
⋙ 🐣 RT @gtconway Let’s not be hasty
↥ ↧
🧵 RT @maggieNYT SCOOP – Sidney Powell was in Oval Office last night as POTUS discussed making her special counsel for election fraud. @KannoYoungs and me 📌 https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1340349856574038017?s=20
⋙⋙ NYT: Trump Discussed Naming Campaign Lawyer as Special Counsel on Election Fraud http://nyti.ms/3mzWs5U
// In a meeting at the White House on Friday, the president weighed appointing Sidney Powell, who promoted conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines, to probe voter fraud.
⋙ 🐣 RT @maggieNYT Among those pushing back on the idea was Pat Cipollone, Meadows and even Giuliani. But Giuliani separately pushed DHS this week to seize control of voting machines to examine them for possible fraud. DHS said it has no authority to do that.
⋙ 🐣 RT @maggieNYT The meeting got raucous, with various administration members drifting in and out and different people arguing. Powell told others they were quitters, people people briefed on the meeting
⋙ 🐣 RT @maggieNYT The fact of the meeting – and Giuliani hope of seizing the voting machines – has alarmed some of the president’s advisers, who see his desire to take his refusal to accept the election results as in a dangerous new place
⋙ 🐣 RT @maggieNYT Meadows and Cipollone strenuously and repeatedly objected to these suggestions, saying there was no constitutional basis, according to the people briefed.
⋙ 🐣 RT @maggieNYT One person floated an executive order to seize the voting machines. That was also shot down by Cipollone, per the people briefed.
⋙ 🐣 RT @maggieNYT Adding to the story but two people briefed said Flynn was there as well for this meeting.
⋙ 🐣 RT @maggieNYT During the meeting, the president asked about Flynn’s suggestion of deploying the military, those briefed said. That was also shot down.
⋙ 🐣 RT @maggieNYT MORE – POTUS asked about possibility of Powell being given security clearances to pursue her theories, per people briefed on the meeting.

President Trump on Friday discussed naming Sidney Powell, who as a lawyer for his campaign team unleashed conspiracy theories about a Venezuelan plot to rig voting machines in the United States, to be a special counsel overseeing an investigation of voter fraud, according to two people briefed on the discussion. ¤ It was unclear if Mr. Trump will move ahead with such a plan.

Most of his advisers opposed the idea, two of the people briefed on the discussion said, including Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer. In recent days Mr. Giuliani has sought to have the Department of Homeland Security join the campaign’s efforts to overturn Mr. Trump’s loss in the election. ¤ Mr. Giuliani joined the discussion by phone, while Ms. Powell was at the White House for a meeting that became raucous and involved people shouting at each other at times, according to one of the people briefed on what took place.

Ms. Powell’s client, retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser whom the president recently pardoned, was also there, two of the people briefed on the meeting said. Some senior administration officials drifted in and out of the meeting. ¤ During an appearance on the conservative Newsmax channel this week, Mr. Flynn pushed for Mr. Trump to impose martial law and deploy the military to “rerun” the election. At one point in the meeting on Friday, Mr. Trump asked about that idea.

The White House counsel, Pat A. Cipollone, and the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, repeatedly and aggressively pushed back on the ideas being proposed, which went beyond the special counsel idea, those briefed on the meeting said. Mr. Cipollone told Mr. Trump there was no constitutional authority for what was being discussed, one of the people briefed on the meeting said.

Mr. Trump was defeated in the election by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. by more than 7 million votes. The states have confirmed Mr. Biden’s Electoral College victory by a margin of 306-232. ¤ But Mr. Trump, egged on by supporters like Ms. Powell, has never conceded and, holed up inside the White House, he continues to assert that he actually won — even though the baseless claims Ms. Powell and others have made of widespread fraud have been thoroughly debunked and even many of Mr. Trump’s closest allies have dismissed as preposterous her tale of an international conspiracy to rig the vote.

Mr. Trump tends to think of Justice Department appointees when he describes special counsels, but those briefed on the meeting said the idea was for Ms. Powell to serve as a special counsel within the White House, appointed by the president, according to those briefed on it. ¤ Mr. Trump also asked about Ms. Powell being given security clearances to pursue her work, two of the people briefed on the meeting said.

Ms. Powell accused other Trump advisers of being quitters, according to the people briefed. ¤ But the idea that Mr. Trump would try to install Ms. Powell in a position to investigate the outcome sent shock waves through the president’s circle. She has repeatedly claimed there was widespread fraud, but several lawsuits she filed related to election fraud have been tossed out of court. …

Mr. Trump has been in contact with Ms. Powell at other times in recent days, even though his campaign last month sought to distance itself from her as she aired wild and baseless claims about Dominion Voting Systems machines, which were used in some states, somehow being connected to a Venezuelan plot to control the election. ¤ Dominion officials have demanded that Ms. Powell retract her claims. The Trump campaign on Saturday sent a memo to campaign officials telling them to preserve documents related to Ms. Powell and Dominion in case of legal action by the company against Ms. Powell, according to a report by CNN that a campaign official confirmed.

Since the election, Mr. Trump had pushed the outgoing attorney general, William P. Barr, to appoint a special counsel to look into election fraud, as well as one to investigate Hunter Biden, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s son. Mr. Barr, people briefed on the matter, has been unwilling to do what Mr. Trump wanted.

Mr. Trump and Mr. Giuliani have been pushing for data that would provide evidence of widespread election fraud. Mr. Barr has said the Justice Department has found no evidence of fraud on a scale that would change the outcome of the election. ¤ Part of the White House meeting on Friday night was a discussion about an executive order to take control of voting machines to examine them, according to one of the people briefed on the discussion. ¤ Mr. Giuliani has separately pressed the Department of Homeland Security to seize possession of voting machines as part of a push to overturn the results of the election, three people familiar with the discussion said. Mr. Giuliani was told the department does not have the authority to do such a thing. ¤ The conversation between Mr. Giuliani and Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, the acting deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, took place in the past week, according to the people familiar with the discussion, who were granted anonymity because they were not authorized to describe the conversation.

The department oversees the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the agency responsible for safeguarding critical systems, such as elections and hospitals. ¤ Mr. Cuccinelli is said to have told Mr. Giuliani that there is no authority by which the agency, which spent the year working with state election officials to prepare for the election, could assert control over voting machines in those states. ¤ Mr. Giuliani called Mr. Cuccinelli this week to push the department to re-examine the machines to find evidence of what the Trump campaign has called widespread fraud, two of the people briefed on the discussion said.

The effort by Mr. Trump’s campaign to use the cybersecurity agency in the push to overturn the results of the election comes after the president last month fired the head of that agency, Christopher C. Krebs. Before he was ousted, Mr. Krebs joined other top election officials in calling the 2020 election “the most secure in American history.”
State and local governments take the lead in managing elections in the United States while cybersecurity agency primarily provides support, guidance and intelligence with the local leaders on potential threats to the voting system.

“We don’t own those networks and we do not have independent legal authority to go in and start combing through those networks,” said Suzanne Spaulding, an under secretary for cybersecurity and critical infrastructure in the Obama administration. “Efforts that appear to be driving a partisan agenda, particularly completely unfounded allegations, significantly undermine the hard work these men and women have been engaged in for years.’

🐣 RT @JonLemire “Officials at the White House had been prepared to put out a statement Friday afternoon that accused Russia of being ‘the main actor’ in the hack, but were told at the last minute to stand down”
⋙ AP: Trump downplays Russia in first comments on cyberattack http://bit.ly/34wBkHE
//➔ coulda been China; he forgot to mention the 400lb man in his basement

🐣 RT @ianbassin The former top intelligence official at DHS has reported to Congress as part of a whistleblower complaint that he was pressured by the Admin to exaggerate the role of far left agitators in violent acts.
⋙ Reuters: DHS whistleblower was pressed to exaggerate leftist role in urban protests, lawyer says http://reut.rs/3ha0vF2

⭕ 18 Dec 2020

💙 📋 NYT, Timothy Eagan: The Next 3 Months Are Going to Be Pure Hell http://nyti.ms/3rfObHF “The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation projects that more than 500,000 Americans likely will have died from Covid-19 by the end of March” ⋙ We were at 314,000 on 12/18
// Biden margin; Lessons from Lewis and Clark on living through the darkest days and longest nights.

‼️ 📋 It’s equally troubling that Biden won the popular vote by 7 million, but came within 43,000 votes of losing the election because of the anti-democratic relic of the Electoral College.

🐣 RT @k_eichensehr My latest for @just_security: some thoughts on the still unfolding Russia hacks and why the US should depart from its usual “Strategic Silence” in the face of espionage to try to prevent these hacks from escalating into destruction/disruption
⋙ JustSecurity, Kristen Eichensehr: “Strategic Silence” and State-Sponsored Hacking: USG and SolarWinds http://bit.ly/37uMoH8
// Is the failure to date to attribute the SolarWinds intrusion and condemn Russia a purposeful tactic?

🐣 RT @AlexWardVox How the US government hack happened, and what it means, explained by @Jason_Healey
⋙ Vox, Alex Award: How the US government hack happened, and what it means, explained by an expert http://bit.ly/37tDJVk
// “This has only started,” Columbia University’s Jason Healey told Vox.

🧵 RT @anneapplebaum Time for Christmas shopping 2020! So many good books were published this year, despite everything. Everyone should read Putin’s People by @CatherineBelton, on the deep roots of Russia’s current ruling class. I reviewed it for @TheAtlantic here: 📌 https://twitter.com/anneapplebaum/status/1340042528318517248?s=20
⋙⋙ TheAtlantic: A KGB Man to the End http://bit.ly/34pd3D8
// The origins of Putin’s worldview—and the rise of Russia’s new ruling class

🐣 RT @dnvolz A full SolarWinds damage assessment and recovery operation for the U.S. government “is a months, if not yearslong, ordeal,” a senior intelligence official said.
⋙ WSJ, Warren Strobel: Computer Hack Blamed on Russia Tests Limits of U.S. Response http://on.wsj.com/2LRf2d5
// It appears spying, not destruction, was the aim; U.S. officials have yet to define precise impact of the suspected Kremlin intrusion

🐣 RT @mviser The formation of the Biden Cabinet began much earlier and has been far more comprehensively planned than previously known. ¤ By Election Day, they had a database of 9,000 potential hires, with 2,500 already vetted. (It now has more than 45,000 entries).
⋙⋙ WaPo: 45,000 names, 130 packets of information, and gut instincts: How Biden is managing his transition http://wapo.st/3apPKNu
⋙ 🐣 RT @mviser “The Biden transition team is the most organized, best resourced, most effective transition team ever” said David Marchick at @publicservice. “Future transition teams, Republican and Democratic will be studying their model. They’re just wickedly organized”

🐣 RT @edwardlucas This is utterly brilliant by @ClaireBerlinski
⋙ Substack, Claire Berlinski: The Hack http://bit.ly/38eYoM8
// How to write about attacking the United States: The Cosmopolitan Globalists’ Guide to Style

🐣 RT @anneapplebaum “Rather than deter the Kremlin, the president has repeatedly refused to acknowledge previous Russian actions—basically giving Vladimir Putin an invitation to continue and amplify attacks” From @GrahamDavidA, on why the US has been hacked
⋙ TheAtlantic, David Graham: Trump’s Weakness Invited Russian Cyberattacks http://bit.ly/34mnhEr
// The president’s failure to push back aggressively against Putin’s meddling seems only to have encouraged it.

🐣 RT @petestrzok Untrue. The investigation opened July 31. ¤ 199 criminal charges followed. ¤ @realDonaldTrump, be like Sen McCain: spend your last days in office standing up to Putin’s cyberattacks and fighting the virus that’s killed 315k Americans, not diverting from your defeat and corruption.
⋙ 🐣 RT @real New Peter Strzok Texts Undermine Official Narrative on Start of ‘Russia Collusion‘ Investigation [link] via @BreitbartNews. Check out last in his class John McCain, one of the most overrated people in D.C.

TheDispatch, Jack Goldsmith: Self-Delusion on the Russia Hack http://bit.ly/38aQEug
// The U.S. regularly hacks foreign governmental computer systems on a massive scale.

🐣 RT @laraseligman Just in: @SecArmy Ryan McCarthy and @ArmyChiefStaff Gen. McConville respond to former Gen. Flynn’s remarks urging Trump to declare martial law to overturn the election results: “There is no role for the U.S. military in determining the outcome of an American election.”

🐣 RT @mccaffreyr3 On MSNBC. CHRIS HAYES. 8 pm ET. Today. Friday. Pentagon ends coordination with Biden transition. The top four political operatives are Trump squirrels who are hiding incompetence. There is no coup coming. This is just incompetence and political warfare.

🧵 RT @McFaul On Russian power, a few sentences from “Putin, Putinism, and the Domestic Determinants of Russian Foreign Policy.” THREAD/ 1. 📌 https://twitter.com/McFaul/status/1340013745146191872?s=20
⋙⋙ IntlSecurity, Michael McFaul: Putin, Putinism, and the Domestic Determinants of Russian Foreign Policy http://bit.ly/2KHGrNR
// 10/19/2020

🐣 RT @thedailybeast The shell company, which sucked almost half of the Trump campaign’s funds, had a board stacked with family members and confidantes
⋙ DailyBeast/BI: Kushner OK’d Trump Campaign Shell Company That Secretly Paid Inner Circle: Report http://bit.ly/2J1pj5k
// The shell company, which sucked almost half of the Trump campaign’s funds, had a board stacked with family members and confidantes.

Jared Kushner approved the creation of a shell company that operated like a “campaign within a campaign” and secretly funneled millions of dollars in campaign cash to Trump family members, Business Insider reports. The company, American Made Media Consultants Corporation and American Made Media Consultants LLC, took more than half of the Trump campaign’s massive $1.26 billion war chest and was largely shielded from having to publicly report financial details. However, a source told Business Insider that Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump was the company’s president, Vice President Mike Pence’s nephew was its VP, and Trump campaign CFO Sean Dollman was treasurer and secretary.

The mysterious company caused consternation among other campaign staffers, who had no idea how it was spending money, and the Campaign Legal Center filed a civil complaint with the FEC in June accusing the Trump campaign of laundering $170 million largely through it. A campaign spokesperson denied that AMMC paid Lara Trump or Pence’s nephew for being on its board.

⭕ 17 Dec 2020

🐣 RT @AWeissman_ Trump leaves office saying not a word about the devastating Russian cyber attack on our nation. He began 4 years ago by undermining Obama’s Russia sanctions and then rewarded the man who helped him, Michael Flynn, with a full pardon. ¤ Why is he so afraid to condemn Russia?

🐣 RT @NatashaBertrand SCOOP/BREAKING NEWS: The Energy Department and National Nuclear Security Administration, which maintains the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, have evidence that hackers accessed their networks, officials directly familiar with the matter said.
⋙⋙ Politico: Nuclear weapons agency breached amid massive cyber onslaught http://politi.co/3npPFgi
// Hackers accessed systems at the National Nuclear Security Administration, which maintains the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.
⋙ 🐣 RT @NatashaBertrand Investigators found suspicious activity in networks belonging to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories in New Mexico and Washington, the Office of Secure Transportation and the Richland Field Office of the DOE.
⋙ 🐣 RT @NatashaBertrand DOE and NNSA officials have begun coordinating notifications about the breach to their congressional oversight bodies. Officials at DOE still don’t know whether the attackers were able to access anything, the people said—and may not know “for weeks”

NYT, Thomas P. Bossert: I Was the Homeland Security Adviser to Trump. We’re Being Hacked. http://nyti.ms/37pHATf Mr. Bossert was the homeland security adviser to President Trump and deputy homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush.
// The magnitude of this national security breach is hard to overstate.

The logical conclusion is that we must act as if the Russian government has control of all the networks it has penetrated. But it is unclear what the Russians intend to do next. The access the Russians now enjoy could be used for far more than simply spying.

The actual and perceived control of so many important networks could easily be used to undermine public and consumer trust in data, written communications and services. In the networks that the Russians control, they have the power to destroy or alter data, and impersonate legitimate people. Domestic and geopolitical tensions could escalate quite easily if they use their access for malign influence and misinformation — both hallmarks of Russian behavior.

On Dec. 13, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, a division of the Department of Homeland Security — itself a victim — issued an emergency directive ordering federal civilian agencies to remove SolarWinds software from their networks.

The removal is aimed at stopping the bleeding. Unfortunately, the move is sadly insufficient and woefully too late. The damage is already done and the computer networks are already compromised.

The remediation effort alone will be staggering. It will require the segregated replacement of entire enclaves of computers, network hardware and servers across vast federal and corporate networks. Somehow, the nation’s sensitive networks have to remain operational despite unknown levels of Russian access and control. A “do over” is mandatory and entire new networks need to be built — and isolated from compromised networks.

President Trump is on the verge of leaving behind a federal government, and perhaps a large number of major industries, compromised by the Russian government. He must use whatever leverage he can muster to protect the United States and severely punish the Russians.

President-elect Joe Biden must begin his planning to take charge of this crisis. He has to assume that communications about this matter are being read by Russia, and assume that any government data or email could be falsified.

At this moment, the two teams must find a way to cooperate. ¤ President Trump must get past his grievances about the election and govern for the remainder of his term. This moment requires unity, purpose and discipline. An intrusion so brazen and of this size and scope cannot be tolerated by any sovereign nation. ¤ We are sick, distracted, and now under cyberattack. Leadership is essential.

NYT, Thomas P. Bossert: I Was the Homeland Security Adviser to Trump. We’re Being Hacked. http://nyti.ms/37pHATf Mr. Bossert was the homeland security adviser to President Trump and deputy homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush.
// The magnitude of this national security breach is hard to overstate.

🐣 RT @CharlesPPierce Do you think he knows that his veto can be overridden? Have they explained that to him yet?
⋙ 🐣 RT @real I will Veto the Defense Bill, which will make China very unhappy. They love it. Must have Section 230 termination, protect our National Monuments and allow for removal of military from far away, and very unappreciative, lands. Thank you!
// Translation: Section 230 = Ability for Social Media to label his posts as misinformation; “our” National Monuments = Confederate monuments, rename bases; removal of military from “far away” = Germany

⭕ 16 Dec 2020

WaPo, Dana Milbank: We’ve finally identified the source of fraud in the 2020 election. It’s Ron Johnson. http://wapo.st/34kMZJo //➔ Basically, the hearing was an opportunity to air the accusations Rudy Inc lost in court but without a judge to look at the evidence and rule on the case

🐣 RT @DeadlineWH “Do we need a special counsel for Hunter Biden right now? Obviously not… An investigation has already been opened. There is no need for recusal of this Justice Dept. The only reason… is to try and stick it to the incoming president” – Chuck Rosenberg w/ @NicolleDWallace 💽 https://twitter.com/DeadlineWH/status/1339359574235766785?s=20/photo/1

💙 Politico, Dan Diamond: ‘We want them infected’: Trump appointee demanded ‘herd immunity’ strategy, emails reveal http://politi.co/2Kcr3JB
// Then-HHS science adviser Paul Alexander called for millions of Americans to be infected as means of fighting Covid-19.

🐣 ❣ RT @ProjectLincoln Americans have always said, “It can’t happen here.” But it can, and it will, unless we stand united and fight for our #democracy. 💽 https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1339306575278698496?s=20/photo/1

🐣 RT @annieisi “This is not the America I recognize. It’s got to stop. … I would appreciate more support from my own party, the Republican Party, to call this stuff out and move on … We have to move on.” –Chris Krebs on baseless election fraud claims
⋙ USAToday: Ex-election security chief Christopher Krebs confronts GOP on false fraud claims: ‘It’s got to stop’ http://bit.ly/38aq5pg

WaPo, Amber Philips: How Republicans are spinning their election fraud falsehoods now that many are acknowledging Biden’s win http://wapo.st/3r2hJsr
// The message seems to be: Okay, Biden won, but here are reasons we should still maybe doubt it

🧵 RT @atrupar This is pretty rich coming from a guy whose baseless claims have undermined public confidence in elections 📌 https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1339225647424688130?s=20
// Senate Homeland Security Committee on election, Chain Ron Johnson; former CISA chief Chris Krebs testifies (after having been fired by Trump for saying election was secure)

🐣 RT @real Poll: 92% of Republican Voters think the election was rigged!
⋙ 🐣 ◕ https://twitter.com/Auriandra/status/1339205790826176515?s=20/photo/1
// Statistica/Gallup: Party Affiliation Sees Major Shift http://bit.ly/3mtz5L3
// 7/17/2020; chart through June; Jan: D ~45%, R ~47% ➔ Jun: Jan: D ~50%, R ~39%
⋙⋙ 🐣 If you include non-voters, Republicans are about 22% of all Americans

NYT: Trump Appointees Describe the Crushing of the C.D.C. http://nyti.ms/34gr0mO “‘Every time that the science clashed with the messaging, messaging won,’ Mr. McGowan said.” The WH squelched anything ‘they thought could be viewed as criticism of Trump’
// Kyle McGowan, a former chief of staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and his deputy, Amanda Campbell, go public on the Trump administration’s manipulation of the agency.

⭕ 15 Dec 2020

NewYorker, Masha Gessen: The Overlooked Hallmark of the Trump Administration—and Other Autocracies http://bit.ly/2WromX0 ‘We have to understand Trump’s failures through two traits: cruelty and militant incompetence. But there is a third one: indifference’

We have come to expect this President to fail Americans, catastrophically, and we have become accustomed to understanding these failures through two traits of his Administration: cruelty and militant incompetence. But there is a third one, characteristic of many, if not all, autocracies: indifference.

One of the best-remembered and most useful phrases from twentieth-century political theory is Hannah Arendt’s “the banality of evil,” born of her attempt to understand the motivations of Adolf Eichmann, an architect of the Holocaust. The phrase has been interpreted to mean that Eichmann, despite his high position, was merely a cog in a wheel that would have churned with or without him—that he was normal for his time, a shapeless man who would have conformed to any era. All of this is accurate. But what perhaps struck Arendt most when she was reporting on the Eichmann trial, for The New Yorker, was Eichmann’s indifference. She notes that he didn’t seem to remember some of his most consequential, murderous actions, not because he had a poor memory—and not, she assumed, because he was dissembling—but because he didn’t care, and hadn’t cared at the time. Eichmann had an excellent recollection of two things: perceived injustices perpetrated against him—during his trial in Jerusalem he showed himself to be a first-class whiner—and events that advanced his own career, as when important people noticed him and, say, took him bowling.

The parallels offer themselves. From what we know about Donald Trump, he will remember 2020 as a year when he was unfairly treated by the voters, the courts, and the media, and also a year when he golfed. In this year of the coronavirus, Trump has oscillated between holding briefings and acting like the pandemic was over, while recommending bleach and bragging about his own tremendous recovery. But what he has demonstrated consistently, while three hundred thousand people in this country have died and millions became sick, is that he couldn’t be bothered. Memorable news stories have focussed on the cruel and self-serving ways in which the Administration has addressed the pandemic, as when the President’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, reportedly found it to be politically advantageous that the virus was disproportionately affecting states with Democratic governments, or when Trump withheld resources from states whose governors had criticized him. Trump apparently wanted to lift covid-19 restrictions because he wanted the short-term economic boost that might have helped his reëlection chances. But he also demonstrably, passionately, even desperately wanted a vaccine, and he wanted to take credit for it. His Administration poured money into Operation Warp Speed. And then they dropped the ball, for no reason that we can now see—likely because there is no real reason. Someone might have thought that it wasn’t his job. Someone might have wanted to spite Pfizer for refusing the money that Trump was so generously bestowing. Someone else might have assumed, overconfidently, that Pfizer could always be coerced later into producing the additional doses. Trump himself was most likely golfing.

Nothing has reminded me of Russia quite so much as the Trump Administration’s belated effort to encourage Americans to vaccinate. It will build on an earlier effort to “defeat despair” about the pandemic, which either wasted or simply failed to spend more than a quarter of a billion dollars, because the officials involved tried to ideologically vet two hundred and seventy-four celebrities who may or may not have been asked to take part. Many, according to documents released by the House Oversight and Reform Committee, appeared to have been disqualified because they had been critical of Trump. Several said no, and only a handful, Dennis Quaid among them, accepted; Quaid then apparently backed out, and the campaign went dormant. Had it all been a scam? A particularly dumb version of a Hollywood witch-hunt? Probably not. It was probably another story about a President and an Administration that cares about slights but not about people.

🐣 RT @thereidout “At the end of the day, there’s now one pro-democracy political party in the United States of America and that’s the Democratic Party. ¤ And I am a member of that party because of that. I’m a single issue voter. I believe in democracy.” @SteveSchmidtSES
on #thereidout. 💽 https://twitter.com/thereidout/status/1338999604654862345?s=20/photo/1

WaPo, Aaron Blake: McConnell sets up a clash with Trump over who’s in charge in the GOP http://wapo.st/385aXJS //➔ In the mix is whether Trump will react to McConnell’s rebuke by gumming up the Georgia runoffs

WaPo: Judge orders Trump Organization to give more records to N.Y. attorney general http://wapo.st/3mpJcR4
// re: tax evasion

🐣 RT @SennBlumenthal Stunning. Today’s classified briefing on Russia’s cyberattack left me deeply alarmed, in fact downright scared. Americans deserve to know what’s going on. Declassify what’s known & unknown.

🐣 RT @JuliaDavisNews “This is probably going to be one of the most consequential cyberattacks in U.S. history,” one U.S. official said, after the NSC held its second meeting in three days about the attacks, which security experts have linked to Russian intelligence.
⋙ Politico: ‘Massively disruptive’ cyber crisis engulfs multiple agencies http://politi.co/34gL88h
// The hacks also placed new pressure on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, which has been without a permanent leader since November.

🐣 RT @JoyceWhiteVance I wrote what’s been on my mind & my heart: Barr will go down in history as the worst attorney general of our lifetimes. He consistently chose to enable a president who did not believe in the rule of law, regardless of the damage it did to the country.
⋙ MSNBC, Joyce Vance: Barr’s escape hatch isn’t enough to shake Trump’s stigma http://on.msnbc.com/3r3Fksu
// Barr’s legacy is one of dishonesty and steadfast refusal to understand his duty to serve justice and the people.

DailyBeast, Rick Wilson: Trump’s Axis of Assholes Just Completed Its Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party http://bit.ly/37jZK8S “The Republican Party’s wholesale moral, ideological, and political collapse is the most shocking ideological betrayal in our nation’s history”
// He lost the election, but his true believers, denying that defeat to the bitter end and already preparing to sabotage everything the Biden administration does, are the party now.

The Republican Party’s wholesale moral, ideological, and political collapse is the most shocking ideological betrayal in our nation’s history. From a devotion (at least a stated devotion) to the Constitution, federalism, and limits on the power of government over its citizens, the Trump GOP has gone full authoritarian, pleading “Meine Ehre heisst Treue” to ensure Donald Trump’s continuing affection. That they believe this won’t come without political and moral consequences is beyond logic and reason, but here we are.

This week’s legal temper tantrums, insane demands, and alt-reich violence on the streets of Washington, D.C., proved that, except for a tiny handful, Republicans are just as awful as Trump. They are peerless when it comes to raging contempt for the will of the voters, the Constitution, and the fundamental underpinnings of the republic. The ludicrous, last-gasp Texas legal argument that the Supreme Court summarily rejected last week was not simply doomed to fail from a legal perspective. It was so politically and morally corrosive and dangerous that only in the era of Trumpian collapse would they have allowed their names to be attached to it.

Once 17 Republican attorney generals—and if you’re new to politics, “AG” also stands for “Aspiring Governor”—put ambition over the Constitution and the rule of law to co-sign the Lone Star State’s hot garbage, to use the legal term, we’re no longer in a functioning republic.

All authoritarian movements seek to purify their ranks, to weed out the unbelievers, the apostates, the poseurs. Trumpism is no different. You’ll see more and more GOP members tested in the dark and difficult days ahead. Don’t be shocked when they fail; as a close observer of the GOP’s transformation into the party of Trump-fluffers, I’ve seen it more closely than most and know how this story ends. They’ll make every excuse, but fear of Trump and the wretched lust for power are all they have left.

🐣 📋 RT @Redistrict Fact: in 2016, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.9 million and came within 77,744 votes of winning the presidency. ¤ In 2020, Donald Trump lost the popular vote by 7.1 million and came within 65,009 votes of winning reelection.
// margins in Swing States
⋙ 🐣 RT @Lee__Drake This analysis looks at the tipping point to 270. A small number of votes in AZ, GA, WI, NV, and NE-2 could have done it
⋙ 🐣 RT @CjgbVictoria As devil’s advocate, I’ll make a pro-EC argument I haven’t seen elsewhere. Over the last 20 years, ignoring 3rd parties, the presidential vote has averaged D 52% & R 48%. Each party won the EC 50% of the time. Under a pop vote system, the D’s wd win 83% & the R’s 17% of the time.

🐣 RT @kaitlancollins Biden says he had “a good conversation” with McConnell today. “I called him to thank him for the congratulations.” He said they have “always been straight with one another” and agreed to get together “sooner than later.” “I’m looking forward to working with him.”

🐣 RT @mkraju Barry Black, the esteemed Senate chaplain, says in his morning prayer: “We accept the results of the Electoral College and ask that you bless President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.” His prayer comes before McConnell’s speech on the floor

🐣 RT @atrupar “Our country has officially a President-elect and a Vice President-elect … the Electoral College has spoken” — here’s Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor congratulating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their victory over Donald Trump 💽 https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1338866857734856705?s=20/photo/1

🐣 RT @MuellerSheWrote He must have fallen down multiple times like the others.
⋙ 🐣 RT @BillBrowder Shocking news. Paul Behrends, ex-staffer to Dana Rohrabacher and one of the key people behind the anti Magnitsky campaign in DC in 2016 died suddenly from head trauma last weekend in Washington
⋙⋙ DailyBeast: Ex-Hill Staffer Linked to Veselnitskaya Dies Suddenly After Fall Near His Home http://bit.ly/2LE0CwP “The longtime aide to ‘Putin’s Congressman’ Dana Rohrabacher died suddenly from a head injury over the weekend”
// Paul Behrends, who lost his job on the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee after links to Russia were reported, suffered a head injury close to his home on Friday night.
⋙⋙⋙ 🐣 RT @ThomasS4217 timing is interesting..8th anniversary of Magnitsky Act

🐣 RT @Reuters Putin congratulates Joe Biden on U.S. election victory – Kremlin http://reut.rs/3abf5KN

⭕ 14 Dec 2020

💙 ✅ WaPo, Ann Gerhart: Election results under attack: Here are the facts http://wapo.st/2IY9cWg ⋙ with excerpts from various court rulings and links to all of The Post’s reporting on each false claim
// tags: rigged election rigging stolen election stolen; A compilation of the misinformation, disinformation and many rejected legal challenges by Trump and his allies to try to overturn votes

🐣 RT @RepJerryNadler Attorney General Barr will be remembered for misleading the public, politicizing DOJ, and callously disregarding civil rights. I look forward to working with whomever President-elect Biden chooses as the new AG to repair the integrity of the Department of Justice. Text Block: https://twitter.com/RepJerryNadler/status/1338638516415311877?s=20/photo/1

💙 NYT, Michelle Goldberg: Just How Dangerous Was Donald Trump? http://nyti.ms/3gOot8n “Both the Trump and Bush presidencies concluded with America a smoking ruin. Only Trump has ensured that nearly half the country doesn’t see it”
// He failed to bend the state to his will, but he still broke the country.

Fascism is obsessed with fears of victimization, humiliation and a decline, and a concomitant cult of strength. Fascists, wrote Robert O. Paxton in “The Anatomy of Fascism,” see “the need for authority by natural chiefs (always male), culminating in a national chieftain who alone is capable of incarnating the group’s historical destiny.” They believe in “the superiority of the leader’s instincts over abstract and universal reason.” This aptly describes Trump’s movement.

… Trump’s ability to envelop his followers in a cocoon of lies is unparalleled. The Bush administration deceived the country to go to war in Iraq. It did not insist, after the invasion, that weapons of mass destruction had been found when they obviously were not. That’s why the country was able to reach a consensus that the war was a disaster.

No such consensus will be possible about Trump — not about his abuses of power, his calamitous response to the coronavirus, or his electoral defeat. He leaves behind a nation deranged.

🐣 RT @inhoungk Analysts said it was hard to know which was worse: that the federal government was blindsided again by Russian intelligence agencies, or that when it became clear what was happening, White House officials said nothing. @SangerNYT @nicoleperlroth
⋙ NYT: Scope of Russian Hack Becomes Clear: Multiple U.S. Agencies Were Hit http://nyti.ms/3gM8Leb
// The Pentagon, intelligence agencies, nuclear labs and Fortune 500 companies use software that was found to have been compromised by Russian hackers. The sweep of stolen data is still being assessed.

🐣 RT @nytimes Joe Biden’s 306 Electoral College votes make his victory official. https://nyti.ms/3a9Zv1Y [Map:] https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1338650030576689152?s=20/photo/1

💽 WaPo: Joe Biden’s speech to America: ‘It is time to turn the page’ http://wapo.st/3oPDrhi

President-elect Joe Biden reaffirmed his faith in the integrity of American elections and the legitimacy of his presidency after the electoral college formalized his November win Monday, ridiculing President Trump for claiming victory despite multiple failed efforts to overturn the election results.

In sweeping and sometimes agitated comments 37 days after he was projected the winner, Biden attempted to unify a polarized and skittish country with direct appeals to the more than 74 million Americans who voted for Trump.

“In this battle for the soul of America, democracy prevailed,” Biden said. “We the people voted. Faith in our institutions held. The integrity of our elections remains intact. And now it is time to turn the page, as we’ve done throughout our history. To unite. To heal.”

The speech represented, to date, Biden’s most forceful defense of the election as well as his most complete denunciation of Trump’s fraudulent claims. Biden noted that he received 7 million more popular votes, and the same number of electoral votes, 306, as Trump did in 2016 when he claimed “a landslide.”

“President Trump was denied no course of action he wanted to take,” Biden said. “He took his case to Republican governors and Republican secretaries of state . . . to Republican state legislatures, to Republican-appointed judges at every level. Even President Trump’s own cybersecurity chief overseeing our elections said it was the most secure election in American history.”

Biden praised judges and election workers, both Democrats and Republicans, who withstood Trump’s criticism and defended the integrity of the election. ¤ “They knew this election was overseen, overseen by them — it was honest, it was free, and it was fair,” Biden said. “They saw it with their own eyes, and they wouldn’t be bullied into saying anything different. It was truly remarkable.”

“It is my sincere hope we never again see anyone subjected to the kind of threats and abuse we saw in this election,” he added. “It’s simply unconscionable. We owe these public servants a debt of gratitude … our democracy survived because of them.”

Biden expressed particular contempt for a Texas-based legal challenge — which was joined by 17 Republican attorneys general and 126 congressional Republicans — that sought to overturn results in four states that Biden won: Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

“Thankfully, a unanimous Supreme Court immediately and completely rejected this effort,” Biden said. “The court sent a clear signal to President Trump that they would be no part of an unprecedented assault on our democracy.”

The meeting of the electoral college has been, in recent history, a formality often unnoticed by the public, rather than an event carried live on cable television and prompting a major address by a president-elect. It was only Trump’s defiance that prompted Biden to decide to give another valedictory speech.

💽 ≣ PBS: Biden speaks after Electoral College certification results [transcript, video] http://to.pbs.org/2LDSpJ5

🧵 RT @atrupar Biden: “In the start of this pandemic, this crisis, many were wondering how many Americans would actually vote at all, but those fears proved proved to be unfounded. We saw something very few predicted, even thought possible — the biggest voter turnout in the history.” 📌 https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1338643429434208256?s=20
// Biden speech after Electoral Votes counted (pending Hawaii)

🔆 This❗️⋙ NYT: William Barr Is Out as Attorney General http://nyti.ms/34aXvTo “Barr’s resignation allows him to avoid any confrontation with the president over his refusal to advance Mr. Trump’s efforts to rewrite the election results”
// Mr. Barr was one of the most powerful members of President Trump’s cabinet and faced widespread criticism over his willingness to advance Mr. Trump’s political agenda.

🐣 RT @marceelias 🚨🚨🚨BREAKING: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have officially cross the 270 margin in the Electoral College voting necessary to become President and Vice-President on January 20th. ¤ Donald Trump and his allies lost a record breaking 59 lawsuits between Election Day and today.

🐣 We reached 300K verified deaths from COVID-19 today ~ the same day thd first vaccines were administered. ¤ But we’re not out of the woods yet. IHME projects another 200K deaths by April 1. ¤ So stay safe: mask up, keep your distance, wash your hands and avoid gatherings. ● https://twitter.com/Auriandra/status/1338608858915278850?s=20/photo/1

🐣 RT @nytimes Breaking News: More than 300,000 people with the coronavirus in the U.S. have died, a wrenching toll that comes on the heels of the nation’s first vaccine shots.
‼️ ⋙ NYT: The number of people with the virus who died in the U.S. passes 300,000. http://nyti.ms/34fd38C

WaPo, Karen Tumulty: President Trump has become a delusional character out of Monty Python http://wapo.st/3gMR8L3

😅 ♫ RT @ReesusP GOODBYE Perhaps it would be easier to hear from some white kids?
💽 https://twitter.com/ReesusP/status/1338507387888537600?s=20/photo/1
// The Sound of Music parody Auf Wiedersehen to Trump

🐣 RT @BeschlossDC President’s legal team has just been rejected by Wisconsin Supreme Court in effort to overturn 2020 election: https://twitter.com/BeschlossDC/status/1338530371990941697?s=20/photo/1
// Three Stooges

🐣 📋 I take some comfort in the fact that, of the entire US pop. of 331M, just 74.2M voted for Trump. That’s only 22.5%. ¤ 81.3M voted for Biden. That leaves 175.5M who did not vote. Some are too young to vote, of course, some too busy, some uninterested. I’m grateful they’re there.

⭕ 13 Dec 2020

💙 WaPo: Tracking the 2020 electoral college vote http://wapo.st/3gIg9ap //➔ Times when each state’s electors will cast their votes are given, along with the link to each state’s livestream
// Follow along as states cast their votes for president and finalize Joe Biden’s win

🐣 ”The yeoman is the backbone of the nation.” “Cowards are born in towns, heroes in the country.” – Heinrich Himmler ¤ ⋙ The ideology that says cities are “corrupt” and the countryside brave and pure has a history

🐣 RT @kylegriffin1 In a remarkable show of ne