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in testimony before the house oversight committee michael cohen says he is cooperating on another unspecified
In testimony before the House Oversight committee, Michael Cohen says he is cooperating on another unspecified investigation out of New York that involves Trump. https://t.co/7maUDhI3Pv … via @@nicole_hong on the @WSJ live blog.
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but in fairness prosecutors don t operate under the time constraints of a member with just a few minutes tryin
@renato_mariotti @MarkMeadowsBut in fairness, prosecutors don't operate under the time constraints of a member with just a few minutes trying to question a hostile witness in a hearing. It's a bipartisan tradition in these types of hearings to control the time and stop a witness from filibustering.
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i don t know why this fell out of favor but using committee counsel for questioning seems like a best practice
@BradMossEsq I don't know why this fell out of favor, but using committee counsel for questioning seems like a best practice that someone should bring back. And 20-30 minute alternating increments, not 10 minutes.
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13 months ago the wall street journal reported michael cohen had arranged a payoff to adult film actress named
13 months ago, the Wall Street Journal reported Michael Cohen had arranged a payoff to adult film actress named Stormy Daniels. Follow @joe_palazzolo @mrothfeld @rebeccaballhaus and the @WSJ team that broke that story as Cohen testifies about it and more. https://t.co/ABH8U0IpDD
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rod rosenstein notes that bill barr is the second person to serve twice as attorney general but the first to s
Rod Rosenstein notes that Bill Barr is the second person to serve twice as attorney general but the first to serve as AG in two separate centuries.
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michael cohen under oath in front of congress tomorrow will accuse trump of criminal conduct while in office a
Michael Cohen under oath in front of Congress tomorrow will accuse Trump of criminal conduct while in office, according to a person familiar with his testimony. He will accuse Trump of “lies, racism and cheating” and make public Trump financial documents. https://t.co/ga71L9xc5I
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dark energy might be getting stronger and denser leading to a future in which atoms are ripped apart and time
"Dark energy might be getting stronger and denser, leading to a future in which atoms are ripped apart and time ends." https://t.co/mcBwosQKpM
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the fbi usually needs 16000 applicants to fill about 900 annual openings for new special agent jobs the bureau
The FBI usually needs 16,000 applicants to fill about 900 annual openings for new special agent jobs. The bureau has fallen short of that in last few years — forcing the FBI to embark on an aggressive recruiting campaign. With @aviswanatha.
https://t.co/bKu1Cgk5zg
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fbis most wanted more applicants for special agent federal law enforcement agency steps ups recruiting to coun
FBI’s Most Wanted: More applicants for special agent. Federal law enforcement agency steps ups recruiting to counter strong economy, political turmoil and nationwide decline in police applicants. https://t.co/bKu1Cgk5zg

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the rnc just sent around the posts fusion gps story with this very critical line removed
The RNC just sent around the Post’s Fusion GPS story with this very critical line removed.
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the unenthusiastic plaid shirt guy at the montana trump rally was detained and ided by police and the secret s
The unenthusiastic “plaid shirt guy” at the Montana Trump rally was detained and IDed by police and the Secret Service after being removed from the bleachers and then escorted out of the arena. https://t.co/oiLv1Dh4sx
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writing for esquire goes to sibley iowa where he finds devin nunes s family running a dairy farm reliant on il
Writing for Esquire, goes to Sibley, Iowa, where he finds Devin Nunes's family running a dairy farm reliant on illegal immigrant labor. https://t.co/QMlldBaRPA
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@ByronTau 6 months
democrats knew full well that the documents that booker and hirono released this morning were no longer confid
Democrats knew full well that the documents that Booker and Hirono released this morning were no longer confidential, according to D+R lawmakers and aides.

I asked if his remarks in committee were a stunt. He told me I violating the constitution by being in his way.
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spotted at the rncincle i m told it s being replaced for obvious reasons
Spotted at the #RNCinCLE. I'm told it's being replaced for obvious reasons.
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this is how congress hides sexual harassment settlements according to documents obtained by buzzfeed they get
This is how Congress hides sexual harassment settlements, according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed. They get paid out as salary, looks like nothing out of the ordinary on paper. https://t.co/FQ68pFh4FW
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the wsj editorial board on trump s comments that the soviets were right to invade afghanistan in 1979 we canno
The WSJ editorial board on Trump's comments that the Soviets were right to invade Afghanistan in 1979: "We cannot recall a more absurd misstatement of history by an American President" https://t.co/LVb1CvtI3G
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@ByronTau 4 months
in a court hearing over s press credential government lawyers advanced a legal theory that would let president
In a court hearing over ’s press credential, government lawyers advanced a legal theory that would let President Trump ban reporters from White House grounds for any reason — including the tenor and tone of their coverage. https://t.co/mII4L4AVGB
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trump did better than romney among blacks by 5 points he did 2 points better among latinos
Trump did better than Romney among blacks by 5 points. He did 2 points better among Latinos.
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@ByronTau 2 months
everyone posturing on this terrible website has done stupid foolish ignorant and downright horrible things tha
Everyone posturing on this terrible website has done stupid, foolish, ignorant and downright horrible things that they surely regret as teenagers and were just fortunate enough to grow up in a world where 99% of people didn’t carry networked cameras.
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