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Adam 55m
This should be much bigger news: “More than a year and a half ago, the EPA finished a report on how Americans’ health is affected by the formaldehyde we’re exposed to every day. And the EPA has been sitting on the study that whole time.”
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Adam 3h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
“is dead” It is hard not to be startled by just how bad he is at this.
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Paul McCartney 9h
Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years. She will be missed but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a fine human being will live with us forever. Love Paul
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Adam 7h
RIP . Her 'Think' is one of my favorite moments in The Blues Brothers (1980). Franklin released 'Think' (now regarded a feminist anthem) in 1968 and later re-recorded it for Mothers Against Drunk Driving as a public service announcement during the late 1980s.
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Adam 10h
So while keeping an eye on Russia or other "foreign meddlers and hackers" let's not overlook domestic hackers (whether allied with a political party or non-aligned/independent) too have the capability to potentially tamper with the election - and not just through election systems
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Adam 10h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
"The competition pitted 39 kids, age 6 to 17, against one another to see who could hack into replica election systems of six swing states across US. 35 of the 39 kids completed the “exploit” and “tampered with vote tallies, party names, within 30 minutes"
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Adam 10h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
5. If one of the looming dangers is Russia messing with US midterm elections, shouldn’t the media’s focus be on how such an “attack” might happen, and educate the public on what steps have been taken (or not taken) to thwart disruption, hold responsible officials accountable?
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Adam 10h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
4. The Lewinsky probe (then dubbed a “witch hunt” by Clinton White House), and was endlessly milked by the emerging 24/7 news cycle, forever altering nature of policy debates. With the public distracted, Al Qaeda gathered strength. What looming dangers are we missing right now?
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Adam 10h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
3. Speaking of distractions, 20 years ago this week, Bill Clinton was accused of distracting from Monica Lewinsky’s grand jury testimony by bombing “terrorist facilities” in Afghanistan and Sudan. Three years after this military strike, the Twin Towers would come down.
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Adam 10h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
2. …sow further discord and permit the White House to frame this as a “rigged witch hunt” while taking actions to clamp down on those it perceives as “leakers” or a threat to the presidency or NatSec. This is why I’ve long been arguing for clarity on where this probe is headed.
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Adam 10h
1. It could be a distraction. Or not. As long as the Mueller probe drags on without indicting POTUS or members of his inner circle (Trump Jr, Kushner) on conspiracy with Russia, allegations of “treason” by likes of Brennan and others will only fuel conspiracy theories…
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Adam 19h
It’s in the article
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Adam 19h
Replying to @matt_greggs
It’s in the article in the link
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Adam 20h
Replying to @stateof_tate
Jared is cabinet level so he will still have access (barring criminal prosecution) - different rules - under executive order Clinton signed in 1995. People at his level also get access to their older documents for historic purpose such as writing memoirs.
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Adam 20h
Days after a California jury awarded a school groundskeeper $289 million in damages after he claimed Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup gave him cancer, its ingredient – glyphosate — has been detected in breakfast cereals, including Cheerios, Lucky Charms, and Quaker Oats…
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Adam 20h
Replying to @stateof_tate
Correct, it makes you eligible for access but does not give you access itself.
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Adam 21h
Brennan may not need the $$, but it may be a wise policy to cut off security clearances after the presidential transition period is over - do you want potential perpetual abuse of the secret clearance by Trump officials (take Jared Kushner, for example) once he leaves office?
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Adam 22h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
4. Policy of allowing former intelligence to retain security clearances was meant to facilitate smoother transitions between administrations and to allow ex-officials to advise the new administration–this continuity, seen as important to National Security, may now be in jeopardy.
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Adam 22h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
3. What does the future hold, now that this precedent has been established? Will intelligence insiders (intelligence personnel tend to lean conservative) use this precedent to attack a Democrat president or leak info that disadvantages a Democrat in a tight election?
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Adam 22h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
2. …and depending on the answer it could mean that the Trump admin sending a message to “political opponents” or cracking down on “leakers” in this manner could unleash more “whistleblowers” - and some will certainly cash in on their “leaks” - a major NatSec mess in the making.
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