Benjamin Wittes

Benjamin Wittes

Senior Fellow at Brookings. Editor in Chief: Lawfare (@lawfareblog). Arguing with you on Twitter is Boring. Blocking you is fun. Of course RT are endorsements.

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It’s a sad day for the institution of the United States Senate, which—with the Chief Justice of the United States presiding—is voting serially to deprive itself of information relevant to a fateful decision. Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no truth.

Thinking of Lt Col Alexander Vindman today. You should be too.

First he came for @projectexile7,  and I said nothing because I wa @projectexile7  mad at because of the Clinton email investigation and I blamed him for Trump’s election.

Then he came for @NatSecLisa  and @petestrzok  and I said nothing because they sent text messages and the president and Fox News kept reminding me that they had an affair.

Then he came for Jeff Sessions and I said nothing because, shit, he was Jeff Fucking Sessions and it actually took Donald Trump to discover the one or two honorable bones in his body.

Then he came for Masha Yovanovich and I said nothing because ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the president and he can remove ambassadors for any reason or no reason at all.

You know what I haven’t heard much about since Bernie Sanders’s rise? Burisma and Ukrainian corruption.