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Author of Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South, and six other books; Paris-based Foreign Editor for The Daily Beast.

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and sure enough the overreach begins
And sure enough ... the overreach begins ... https://t.co/NnPwbtaO8j
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@csdickey 16 hours
mueller report has moscow in ecstasy opening the way for more putin plots via thedailybeast juliadavisnews
Mueller Report Has Moscow in Ecstasy, Opening the Way for More Putin Plots https://t.co/3qtPubbi1L via @thedailybeast @juliadavisnews
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@csdickey 18 hours
there will be new facts a lot of hair splitting in the house and there may be criminal prosecutions for fraud
There will be new facts, a lot of hair splitting in the House, and there may be criminal prosecutions for fraud and mob-related crimes. But Barr has just handed Trump control of the narrative, which is all he cares about.
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@csdickey 19 hours
you benefit from a crime you cover for those who committed it but you did not conspire seems like a very narro
You benefit from a crime, you cover for those who committed it, but you did not "conspire"? Seems like a very narrow definition that many a mobster would like applied to his case.
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@csdickey 19 hours
there is also no doubt that trump tried to help the russians cover up their crime of electoral interference by
There is also no doubt that Trump tried to help the Russians cover up their crime of electoral interference by denying it happened, firing people looking into it, publicly taking Putin's word over the US intel community. Why is that not obstruction of justice, Mr. Barr?
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@csdickey 19 hours
there is no doubt putin s people took part in a criminal conspiracies to affect the us elections per mueller i
There is no doubt Putin's people took part in a criminal conspiracies to affect the US elections (per Mueller indictments and Barr letter). Trump sought to benefit from those crimes, and did. His denials are akin to saying his election fell off a truck.
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@csdickey 19 hours
the economy figuratively speaking he s built it out of rotten concrete and told contractors they don t need to
The economy? Figuratively speaking, he's built it out of rotten concrete and told contractors they don't need to worry abt regulation. But last week's bond market inversion was like an early tremor in a high-rise disaster movie. It could be Trump's Towering Inferno, and ours.
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@csdickey 19 hours
i worry that trump s overreach like that of cheney bush will get us into another wildly destructive war most l
I worry that Trump's overreach, like that of Cheney/Bush, will get us into another wildly destructive war, most likely with Iran. But I do think he has a deep aversion to foreign military adventures, which is some consolation.
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@csdickey 19 hours
then it seems possible trump will try to turn the prosecution spotlight around to focus on hillary clinton aga
Then it seems possible Trump will try to turn the prosecution spotlight around to focus on Hillary Clinton ... again. We've heard noises like that previously from him, his boy, from obsequious Lindsey Graham, and now, oh yeah, the Russians.https://t.co/60kkmWvaFk
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@csdickey 20 hours
for starters the logic of the trump exoneration narrative presumably will lead to pardons for those jailed whi
For starters: The logic of the Trump "exoneration" narrative presumably will lead to pardons for those jailed while remaining silent, notably Manafort. His silence may have been the roadblock that prevented the conspiracy charge from sticking.

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@csdickey 9 months
we are rapidly approaching the moment when we should stop referring to the american government and start refer
We are rapidly approaching the moment when we should stop referring to the American government and start referring to the Trump regime.
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@csdickey 2 months
putin is a master of mind games learned as a soviet intelligence agent trump with his blend of narcissism and
"Putin is a master of mind games learned as a Soviet intelligence agent. Trump, with his blend of narcissism and ignorance, presents a soft target for these games. He is an empty vessel into which ideas can easily be seeded." https://t.co/WEB9sOSPNR
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otto warmbier parents hit out at trump for backing kim jong un the fact is trump used the warmbier family and
Otto Warmbier Parents Hit Out at Trump for Backing Kim Jong Un - The fact is, Trump used the Warmbier family and Otto's memory the same way he uses everyone, as disposable means to his self-serving ends. https://t.co/hWxZyQ6hrA via @thedailybeast
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@csdickey 9 months
when anthony bourdain called out putin and trumpin russia gotta watch the video clip bourdain at his best via
When Anthony Bourdain Called Out Putin and Trump—in Russia ... gotta watch the video clip! Bourdain at his best. ... https://t.co/cL06TjUDVb via
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@csdickey 3 months
trump is a poor man s idea of a rich man a wrestling fan s idea of a smart man a reality tv watcher s idea of
@StevenBeschloss @GadflyQuebecTrump is a poor man's idea of a rich man, a wrestling fan's idea of a smart man, a reality tv watcher's idea of a powerful boss, a Russian's idea of a useful idiot - all major factors in his election.
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@csdickey 22 hours
read this mueller report has moscow in ecstasy opening the way for more putin plots juliadavisnews
Read This: "Mueller Report Has Moscow in Ecstasy, Opening the Way for More Putin Plots" ⁦@JuliaDavisNews⁩ https://t.co/hahVUZxiOE
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@csdickey 7 months
we are all quoting yeats these days as the center fails to hold and our innocence is drowned but auden knew a
We are all quoting Yeats these days as the center fails to hold and our innocence is drowned. But Auden knew a thing or two about strongmen and sycophants, especially ‘respectable senators’ ... Might just need to sub
‘Twitter posts’ for ‘poetry’
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read this the sleaze of the cindy yang affair from hand jobs to grip and grins with donald trump should not ob
Read This: "The Sleaze of the Cindy Yang Affair, From Hand Jobs to Grip-and-Grins With Donald Trump, Should Not Obscure the Huge Security Risks" ⁦@djrothkopf⁩ https://t.co/qNwLJcgIcj
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@csdickey 22 hours
my summation trump is putin s useful idiot that s obvious but apparently not a crime merely a national humilia
My summation: Trump is Putin's useful idiot. That's obvious, but apparently not a crime, merely a national humiliation and grave threat to national security.
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@csdickey 10 months
disinformation is not so much about fooling people into believing lies it is about convincing them there is no
Disinformation is not so much about fooling people into believing lies, it is about convincing them there is no such thing as objective truth. Clapper says that was Russia’s crime, and who could be a better accomplice than Trump? https://t.co/KyVeVAhN2Q
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