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If a governor tries to bribe someone but they turn it down, it's still an abuse of power & a crime. If a mayor tries to extort someone & failed, it's still an abuse of power & a crime. If a @POTUS tries to obstruct justice or abuse official power – & fails – it's still a crime.
“When defense attorneys can’t mount a defense on the merits, they raise a lot of peripheral issues in the hope of convincing at least one juror that there is reasonable doubt.” @renato_mariotti-
@GOP @POTUSAnalysis : In a public hearing, 2 career @StateDeptdiplomats informed Congress of startling corruption unprecedented in US history: a President abused his official powers & withheld aid in an effort to pressure a foreign nation to win re-election. [Be better, @NBCNews . @Reuters ]
@GOP @POTUSC @StateDepto @NBCNewsm @Reuterspare to ’s r @AndyKrolleportage , which highlights the substance of the impeachment hearing, highlighting what’s new & significant & noting the inability of Republicans to defend the presidential abuses of power described by the witnesses
Congresswoman @Ocasio2018 is from @RepPressleyoklyn '>Br @RepPressleyoklyn . from Chicago (born @RepRashidan OH). is from @IlhanMNtroit '>D @IlhanMNtroit . was a refugee from Somalia, before she won election to Congress in Minnesota. They're all Americans, leading a new generation representing their constituents in DC.
Check, meet balance: a federal judge rejected an argument from President Trump that a sitting @POTUS is immune from criminal investigations, allowing the Manhattan district attorney’s office to subpoena 8 years of Trump’s personal & corporate tax returns.
No divestment. No disclosure. No blind trust. No independent overseer. Trump's plan sets up Constitutional crisis.
Hundreds of people are outside of the @uscapitol at 9:30 PM. Men, women & children, standing & sharing
Reminder: voter intimidation is illegal. call the @FBI if you are t…