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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
All right. I just finished the Mueller Report. I'm going to combine the most shocking and important revelations in one thread. Long and short: there was collusion, there was obstruction, Donald Trump needs to be removed from office. Immediately. 1/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
Mueller found that Russia was actively interested in electing Trump president, as early as his announcement, if not earlier. Operations began just as Trump Campaign took off. Obvious the two are parallel organizations that occasionally worked together, had the same goals. 2/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
Multiple members of the Trump Campaign were approached by Russia. They were receptive sometimes, other times they just proceeded with knowledge that Russia was interfering on their behalf. They were not ignorant of the fact that Russia was interfering, not at all. 3/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
Trump and Cohen continued work on Trump Tower Moscow deal while actively misleading the public as to whether he had business in Russia. He knowingly lied to the American public while Cohen worked with people who seemingly thought the hotel and the election were intertwined. 4/
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Jared Yates Sexton
Perhaps the most critical piece of information is that the Trump Campaign knew that the DNC emails were going to be released before they were. They had an active, multi-pronged plan in place to capitalize off the communications stolen by the Russian government. 5/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
Mueller found that Donald Trump, himself, knew that Wikileaks had the DNC emails before they were released and was in contact with campaign members and people outside of campaign and planned how to capitalize off their release. 6/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
Trump's call for Russia to find Clinton's emails was fruitful. Within hours they followed his call and worked to find them. Despite saying it was just a TV stunt, he repeated the call off-camera. It was collusion in real time and in the light of public. No other way to say it 7/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
As for the Trump Tower meeting, Mueller believed that Donald Trump Jr and Jared Kushner committed crimes, but worried that courts would lose the thread on legal definition of the crime and wasn't sure what the $ value of Clinton dirt was and if it was enough. 8/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
Paul Manafort was especially lousy in the collusion front. He obviously had financial incentive and discussed battleground states with Russian individual, including Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, leading to suspicion that there were targeted efforts or interference. 9/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
Manafort discussing battleground states with Russia is really, really unsettling. There's a ton of new ground here to cover and who knows what it led to and what can be proven. You could make an argument that this is possible what turned the election. 10/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
In terms of obstruction, it is quite obvious that Mueller was communicating that there were SEVERAL instances of obstruction, SEVERAL instances of attempted obstruction, and that Congress should address the issue. 11/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
Trump actively wanted Mueller out of the investigation, said as much repeatedly. He wanted to fire him and worried that his appointment would be "the end" of his presidency. 12/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
Trump repeatedly told his subordinates to obstruct justice. He had them contact the principals, including Comey and Flynn, in order to take their temperature and communicate what Trump thought. It was a giant game of illegal telephone. 13/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
Trump repeatedly would call Comey, take his temperature, and try and get him to take it easy on Flynn. He had Reince Priebus contact Flynn, take his temperature, seemingly try and work him in order to keep his loyalty. 14/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
Multiple people in Trump's orbit declined to perform actions they thought were obstruction, including Chris Christie, who counseled Trump on how to not obstruct justice and watched him do it anyway. 15/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
After it was revealed that Mike Flynn had illicit contact with Russia, Trump shook his hand and told him he'd be taken care of. It seems as if the exchange was a promise that Trump would help him with the fallout. 16/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
Trump continually and actively addressed those in his orbit to either lie or coverup what they'd done wrong. He was constantly worried people would roll on him and constantly sought to get their stories straight in case of investigation. 17/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
In a bizarre situation, Trump said outloud that he wanted an Attorney General who would protect him. He said he believed the AG position wasn't independent. He wanted an individual who would "protect him" and wouldn't mind keeping him illegal informed of investigations 18/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
Trump knew that false testimony had been provided, particularly in Cohen's case. He was aware of a crime being committed and allowed it. 19/
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Jared Yates Sexton Apr 18
Replying to @JYSexton
Trump wanted to obstruct even more than he did, but the only thing keeping him from doing so was that those around him didn't want to be accessories to a crime. Don McGahn said he wanted him to do "crazy shit" and refused. 20/
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