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Matthew Miller
Partner . MSNBC Justice & Security Analyst. Recovering flack from DOJ, DSCC, and too many campaigns to count.
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Matthew Miller 1h
Replying to @matthewamiller
People in the bureaucracy need to know there is a reason to resist Trump's abuses of power and to blow the whistle on it, as someone did in this instance. And voters need to see D's fight as hard as possible, or Trump wins the argument over what is acceptable and what isn't.
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Matthew Miller 1h
Wholeheartedly agree with this and would add two other political points: Trump is trying to redefine what is acceptable use of govt power and resources to advance his re-election. D's need to take a maximalist position in response to send a message to the bureaucracy & to voters.
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Matthew Miller Sep 21
BYOD
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Matthew Miller Sep 21
This isn’t just about Biden - Trump is going to try something like this against whoever the nominee is. Even aside from the House’s constitutional obligation, it’s political malpractice to just look the other way.
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Matthew Miller Sep 21
This tweet is false advertising. There are no 🍩 in the DC bureau. But still looking fwd to talking to at 9:30.
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Matthew Miller Sep 20
Replying to @Susan_Hennessey
this doesn’t strike me as the sort of thing he’d object to. But maybe revenge is enough.
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Matthew Miller Sep 20
Even more true with Trump in the midst of his re-election campaign. He is telling the world he will abuse the levers of government in every possible way to get re-elected. Looking the other way just encourages him to keep at it.
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Matthew Miller Sep 20
Impeach. It is the only possible remedy for this gross an abuse of power.
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Matthew Miller Sep 20
Ha, it’s a whole brisket. We’ll be good.
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Matthew Miller Sep 20
Replying to @AJentleson
sort of unfair to Adam Schiff, without whom we would know none of this and who shows no signs of letting up.
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Matthew Miller Sep 20
or you could stop by the greenroom before our panel Saturday, where my little sis is bringing a Franklin brisket.
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Matthew Miller Sep 20
Replying to @biannagolodryga
congrats!
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Matthew Miller Sep 20
Replying to @EricColumbus
People in the IC can file wrongful termination lawsuits, no? (If that is where this goes.)
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Brian Klaas Sep 20
Democracy doesn’t always die with a bang. It often decays as norm after norm — the soft guardrails of democracy — break down. Each time, previously unthinkable behavior becomes routine; the guardrails disappear; and it starts over again with ever more authoritarian behavior.
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Matthew Miller Sep 20
However this ends up, the whistleblower is going to have a pretty good argument that he or she was illegally retaliated against just based on this attack. Trump’s words send a message to the entire bureaucracy.
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Matthew Miller Sep 20
By waiting for him or his lawyer to confess to it on national television?
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Neera Tanden Sep 19
It's times like this, I'm glad has a chairmanship.
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Matthew Miller Sep 19
Replying to @matthewamiller
*opponent
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Matthew Miller Sep 19
If he was promising U.S. government action in exchange for a foreign government targeting a political appointment, that is about as high a crime and misdemeanor as one can imagine.
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Matthew Miller Sep 19
Replying to @matthewamiller
because someone leaks it and hopes for either prosecutorial discretion (eg Thomas Tamm) or jury nullification. It’s a helluva risk to take and involves great personal cost but it is ultimately the only pressure valve in the system.
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