my amendment to prohibit the use of federal funds at properties owned by the president passed a floor vote amp
My amendment to prohibit the use of federal funds at properties owned by the President passed a floor vote & will be included in the State & Foreign Ops appropriations bill. By funneling federal money to his businesses, Trump violates the #Emoluments clause of the #Constitution.
accepting information from a foreign govt is cooperating with that govts interference in the election informat
Accepting information from a foreign govt is cooperating with that govt’s interference in the election. Information is, in fact, how they interfere. See Podesta & Clinton emails. It’s why intel agencies refer to such interference as “information ops”. This is not a gray area.
attacks pelosi plan as immoral because it would spend 54 billion taxpayer dollars on foreign countries withou
. attacks "Pelosi plan" as “immoral” because it “would spend $54 billion taxpayer dollars on foreign countries” without addressing “border crisis.” But that’s exactly how much the GOP-controlled committees approved for State & foreign ops last year.
and trump and republicans need to stop assuming that 1 putin will act in a pro trump way in 2020 or 2 russia w
And Trump and Republicans need to STOP assuming that (1) Putin will act in a pro-Trump way in 2020, or (2) Russia will be the only foreign actors trying in influence the 2020 vote. Will Iranian or Chinese disinfo ops be good for Trump? I doubt it.
foreign influence ops using social media amp our own rights amp freedoms to weaken us from within represents a
Foreign influence ops using social media -& our own rights & freedoms- to weaken us from within represents an intolerable assault on the democratic foundation this republic was built on. We cannot afford ineffective half-measures, let alone doing nothing.
the rnc calls pelosi plan immoral because it would spend 54 billion taxpayer dollars on foreign countries but
The RNC calls “Pelosi plan” “immoral” because it “would spend $54 billion taxpayer dollars on foreign countries” but not address “the border crisis.” That's the same amount GOP-controlled appropriations committees approved in June for State & foreign ops.
the house passed fy2020 state foreign ops appropriations bill invests in data driven programming to counter pr
The House-passed FY2020 State-Foreign OpsAppropriations bill invests in data-driven programming to counter propaganda & extremist rhetoric. Today, my @AppropsDems heard from experts about using this funding to effectively counter Russian disinformation globally.
this is quite interesting i hadn t thought before about bank monitors being in effect scouts for us foreign in
This is quite interesting: I hadn't thought before about bank monitors being in effect scouts for U.S. foreign intelligence ops >> HSBC tells China it is not to blame for Huawei arrest via @FinancialTimes
how us officials see aim of foreign influence ops russia divide americans against each other china promote chi
How US officials see aim of foreign influence ops: Russia - divide Americans against each other China - promote Chinese interests, particularly RE trade Iran - denigrate US leaving nuclear deal, play down impact of sanctions