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happy hour with
Happy Hour: https://t.co/xpUh1U8ePI with @gabriellah@CaitlinOpryskoo@ColbyItkowitzp@jpaceDCe@JayInslee_@emarvelous @jedshug @agrenell @AndyKroll @7im @DavidKlion @KenDilanianNBC @germanrlopez @JaneMayerNYer
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Greg Sargent
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its remarkable how the trump propaganda network continues to hold the report up as total vindication based on
"It’s remarkable how the Trump propaganda network continues to hold the report up as total vindication (based on outright lies about what it found), while pretending the report’s conclusions on the Russian sabotage effort itself simply don’t exist."

https://t.co/DL4zDORl5y
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Greg Sargent
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trump s campaign manager just falsely claimed there was never any help from russia this is a reminder trumpwor
Trump's campaign manager just falsely claimed there was "never any help" from Russia.

This is a reminder: Trumpworld's position is that Russian sabotage never happened at all.

Remember: Trump's obstruction was also about preserving that lie.

New piece: https://t.co/wy2HW4CuPB
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Greg Sargent
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another north korea humiliation for the world s greatest dealmaker via paulwaldman1
Another North Korea humiliation for the World's Greatest Dealmaker, via @paulwaldman1:

https://t.co/izIZp7YObi
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Greg Sargent
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for sure and there s no question that dems won the house on issues without actually talking about trump much b
@HoarseWisperer @AdamParkhomenkoFor sure, and there's no question that Dems won the House on issues (without actually talking about Trump much), but Trump is on the ballot this time, so some form of "Trump is terrible " will have to be part of the case against him
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Greg Sargent
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right those are all def good points i was focused on the q of whether if biden is going to identify trump as a
@HoarseWisperer @AdamParkhomenkoRight, those are all def good points. I was focused on the Q of whether, if Biden is going to identify Trump as a threat to the country's fundamental character, he (and other leading Dems who keep saying the same) are prepared to rise to the moment as they themselves define it.
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Greg Sargent
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the piece is largely critical of the launch and more generally of the weak posture of democrats towards trump
@HoarseWisperer @AdamParkhomenkoThe piece is largely critical of the launch, and more generally of the weak posture of Democrats towards Trump's lawlessness.
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Greg Sargent
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why is trump so desperate to keep people from testifying to congress as notes it s because he fears they won t
Why is Trump so desperate to keep people from testifying to Congress? As @paulwaldman1 notes, it's because he fears they won't lie for him:

https://t.co/0KIVs5sVZE
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Greg Sargent
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folks are now focusing on a key mueller revelation trump ordering law enforcement to target his political oppo
Folks are now focusing on a key Mueller revelation: Trump ordering law enforcement to target his political opponents.

But there's more.

Trump is NOW ordering an investigation of the investigators.

This ups stakes on impeachment.

(h/t @benjaminwittes)

https://t.co/CT5Zp3WGgA
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Greg Sargent
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1 as trump ends the year with a flood of lies about his wall we need to recapture a core truth about this pres
1) As Trump ends the year with a flood of lies about his wall, we need to recapture a core truth about this presidency.

Trump isn't “twisting the truth” or “stubbornly refusing to admit error.”

Trump is engaged in *disinformation.*

This is a different thing entirely.

*THREAD*
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Greg Sargent
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1 this is extraordinary sinclair is now reportedly requiring dozens of local stations to air a segment that de
1) This is extraordinary.

Sinclair is now reportedly requiring dozens of local stations to air a segment that defends the tear-gassing of migrants and describes them as an “invasion of our country.”

I’m not sure we’ve figured out how to conceptualize this adequately.

*THREAD*
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Greg Sargent
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narratives that just died african americans won t turn out trump s formidable last minute entry will swing ele
Narratives that just died:

-- African Americans won't turn out

-- Trump's formidable last minute entry will swing election

-- Pro-choice stance doomed Jones

-- Bannon's use of Nazi/Soviet propaganda techniques was fiendishly brilliant
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Greg Sargent
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in light of blockbuster revelations about trump and russia it s time to intensify scrutiny of mcconnell s role
In light of blockbuster revelations about Trump and Russia, it's time to intensify scrutiny of McConnell's role:

* Refused united front against Russian interference

* Scuttled efforts to protect Mueller

* Won't hold votes to reopen govt

My new piece:

https://t.co/VIYmN63wRE
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Greg Sargent
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as wapo reported top obama officials asked mcconnell to show a united front against russian sabotage but mccon
As WaPo reported, top Obama officials asked McConnell to show a united front against Russian sabotage.

But McConnell refused, claiming "he would consider any effort by the White House to challenge the Russians publicly an act of partisan politics.”

It's time to revisit that: https://t.co/D7y0jf4xzt
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Greg Sargent
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unreal wh limits scope of fbi probe to complicate effort to place mark judge at safeway that summer which coul
Unreal. WH limits scope of FBI probe to complicate effort to place Mark Judge at Safeway that summer, which could bolster Christine Ford's credibility, NBC reports.

Also off limits: Examining Kav's account of his drinking. is getting scammed:

https://t.co/yD8wmsNMQu
Greg Sargent
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we are numb to this but here the president of the united states is amplifying calls to jail us law enforcement
We are numb to this, but here the President of the United States is amplifying calls to jail U.S. law enforcement officials who are investigating a foreign power's sabotaging of our election on his behalf. https://t.co/oGUTx1mGEp
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Greg Sargent
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trump is privately worried don mcgahn s testimony could lead to his impeachment a new report says that s a key
Trump is privately worried Don McGahn's testimony could lead to his impeachment, a new report says.

That's a key tell. Trump is trying to close down oversight everywhere, but his power to do this isn't limitless.

And that's making him angry.

New piece: https://t.co/9LMmUqyu0Q
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Greg Sargent
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new post abc poll 53 of americans blame trump and republicans for the shutdown versus only 29 who blame democr
New Post/ABC poll:

53% of Americans blame Trump and Republicans for the shutdown, versus only 29% who blame Democrats.

Importantly, among independents it's 53-23 (!)

54% oppose the wall, versus only 42% who support it.

Trump lost the argument.

https://t.co/6rMFFSJ7g0
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Greg Sargent
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scoop mark judge s girlfriend is prepared to speak to fbi about what judge told her about group sex episodes a
SCOOP

Mark Judge's girlfriend is prepared to speak to FBI about what Judge told her about group sex episodes as part of a renewed background check investigation, her lawyer has informed the Judiciary Committee.

I've obtained the letter to the committee:

https://t.co/Tm0coSd6MC
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