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Adam 6h
Replying to @robgo84
Ripples such as this
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Adam 6h
Chances are, 4 out of 5 people in that line are Democrats - in DC they’re taking the brunt of this shutdown.
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Adam 9h
Replying to @dokterrudi
None of the specifics of the “dossier” have been proven to be true and various people (Page, Cohen) named in the dossier attempted to sue GPS Fusion, DNC, BuzzFeed…
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Adam 9h
Replying to @HildyJohnsonA1
Mueller is basically saying BuzzFeed’s reporters didn’t see the actual evidence so their entire framing is wrong and doesn’t support SCO’s findings. The urgency with which SCO responded also implies they needed to step in before the rumor mill spun out of control.
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Adam 9h
Replying to @bradheinauer
Right, now extrapolate that a bit more and you get:
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Adam 9h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
Of course this gives Trump more ammunition to discredit the press. This game to out-scoop each other to get him is a disease that’s destroying what’s left of good journalism.
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Adam 10h
Replying to @knowledgevendor
Mueller is disputing the core contention of the story that SCO has evidence that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress. SCO is basically saying they do not have any such evidence, basically implying that Cohen may have lied to Congress of his own free will.
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Adam 10h
My reading of it is that Mueller is calling Cohen a liar (but I could be wrong).
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Adam 10h
Replying to @dantelives13
If it was true you can bet Mueller would’ve raced to huddle with lawmakers.
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Adam 10h
First I heard of her!
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Adam 10h
Replying to @wbtphdjd
We’ll find out eventually!
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Adam 10h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
3. So the biggest red flag for me that something wasn't right with the BuzzFeed story was Adam Schiff's response: As Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, he would have the latest insight into the Mueller probe. Even he sounded ("if it's true") surprised.
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Adam 10h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
3. Plus, why would anyone with explosive information go to BuzzFeed, when they could go to a Democratic lawmaker, say the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who could do something useful with it?
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Adam 10h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
2. The BuzzFeed story had some odd red flags (anonymous sources aside): The fact that it seemed to mirror Cohen's sentencing statement; the fact that neither reporter clearly stated that they actually inspected the evidence (similar to McClatchy's slip up) to support their story.
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Adam 10h
1. Because before Mueller could weigh in on the Prague story, McClatchy journalists (Greg Gordon and Peter Stone) who wrote the piece admitted on MSNBC that they did not physically examine the underlying intelligence, and it was all thirdhand information; so the story fizzled.
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Adam 11h
Remember when I said, several times, that Mueller should issue an interim report - lawmakers are now on that bandwagon.
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Adam 11h
As I’ve been cautioning about Buzzfeed’s reporting - this is a big step for Mueller’s office to issue such a statement and nip any rumors and speculations and expectations the Buzzfeed piece triggered (including calls from Democrats for impeachment).
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Adam 14h
Replying to @Ruth98370
Still beats me
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Adam 14h
This 🐦 has better dance moves than me
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Adam 15h
Replying to @InfoSecAdrian @Isikoff
None of the Steele dossier's specifics (and it is VERY specific), have borne out (yet - that could change); we are still left with a Trump-Russia "conspiracy" container into which people keep adding and subtracting things, based on extrapolations from the "dossier".
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