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James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution

In an extraordinary condemnation, the former defense secretary backs protesters and says the president is trying to turn Americans against one another.

       theatlantic.com  2020-06-03 22:00:00+00:00
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  • Dan Rather
    Dan Rather @DanRather

    Many wondered when James Mattis would speak. He just did. And it's quite a statement of principal. https://t.co/sHjD3NSJQx

    Wed Jun 03 22:10:37 +0000 2020

  • The Atlantic
    The Atlantic @TheAtlantic

    “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try,” General James Mattis writes in this extraordinary condemnation. https://t.co/3C6vTTz4pd

    Wed Jun 03 22:05:13 +0000 2020

  • Joe Scarborough
    Joe Scarborough @JoeNBC

    Mattis Speaks: “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort.” https://t.co/qU3qnzbYn9

    Wed Jun 03 22:02:28 +0000 2020

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Breaking via The Atlantic: James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution. In an extraordinary condemnation, the former defense secretary backs protesters and says Trump is trying to turn Americans against one other. https://t.co/fV1P4sjQbl

    Wed Jun 03 22:05:03 +0000 2020

  • Jim Acosta
    Jim Acosta @Acosta

    Mattis: “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us." https://t.co/eSe73QK3ms

    Wed Jun 03 22:15:01 +0000 2020

  • Kaitlan Collins
    Kaitlan Collins @kaitlancollins

    Wow. Former Defense Secretary James Mattis: "Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us." https://t.co/LRYJVmGIFM

    Wed Jun 03 22:05:09 +0000 2020

  • Kamala Harris
    Kamala Harris @KamalaHarris

    This is what it looks like to put patriotism over party. https://t.co/NvRlzEoZF2

    Wed Jun 03 23:19:02 +0000 2020

  • Laurence Tribe
    Laurence Tribe @tribelaw

    BREAKING NEWS: General James Mattis has at long last broken his silence and has reluctantly but decisively denounced President Trump, whom he served loyally, as a divisive, antiAmerican force, one we need to discard before it destroys our nation. https://t.co/Xvmrafycgq

    Wed Jun 03 22:25:36 +0000 2020

  • Adam Serwer🍝
    Adam Serwer🍝 @AdamSerwer

    James Mattis, Trump’s former secretary of defense, denounces the president https://t.co/wn6G9zNmv3 https://t.co/8PVITSbIYX

    Wed Jun 03 22:04:32 +0000 2020

  • Yashar Ali 🐘
    Yashar Ali 🐘 @yashar

    James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution In an extraordinary condemnation, the former defense secretary backs protesters and says the president is trying to turn Americans against one other. https://t.co/fzPsAZWOoQ

    Wed Jun 03 22:07:21 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump Campaign Looks at Electoral Map and Doesn’t Like What It Sees Trump Campaign Looks at Electoral Map and Doesn’t Like What It Sees – As polls show President Trump significantly trailing his rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr., his campaign is spending heavily in states, like Ohio, that it had hoped would not be competitive at all this year.

     nytimes.com 2020-06-03 23:29:32+00:00
Alex Burns Kevin M. Kruse Alex Burns Greg Sargent Cliff Levy Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈 Matthew Yglesias Andrew Bates Maggie Haberman John Harwood
  • Alex Burns
    Alex Burns @alexburnsNYT

    New: Trump’s electoral map is risk of collapsing, as once-red states like OH, IA, AZ & GA shift away GOP aides know things are dire, but don’t know how to solve their basic problem: the candidate @maggieNYT & me on the bleakest outlook yet for Trump 2020 https://t.co/jjnITj7ypV

    Thu Jun 04 00:20:20 +0000 2020

  • Kevin M. Kruse
    Kevin M. Kruse @KevinMKruse

    If the president is worried about suffering a humiliating landslide loss this fall, he should consider resigning before then, or just announcing he won’t seek re-election. Can’t lose in a landslide if you’re not on the ballot. (guy-tapping-forehead.gif) https://t.co/ExqxTYHuTe

    Wed Jun 03 23:57:22 +0000 2020

  • Alex Burns
    Alex Burns @alexburnsNYT

    Bill Weld ended his (extremely) long-shot primary challenge to Trump in March On Tues, Weld won more than 20 percent of the GOP primary vote in several of Maryland's most populous countries, & collected apparent protest votes in the Indianapolis suburbs https://t.co/jjnITj7ypV

    Thu Jun 04 02:36:49 +0000 2020

  • Greg Sargent
    Greg Sargent @ThePlumLineGS

    "In private polling conducted by Mr. Trump’s campaign, the president is now well behind Mr. Biden, according to people briefed on the most recent round of results." https://t.co/77C0V0lZaL

    Thu Jun 04 01:13:37 +0000 2020

  • Cliff Levy
    Cliff Levy @cliffordlevy

    NEW: "President Trump is facing the bleakest outlook for his re-election bid so far, with his polling numbers plunging in both public and private surveys." https://t.co/OiLwkvDaIb By @alexburnsNYT @maggieNYT

    Wed Jun 03 23:48:41 +0000 2020

  • Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈
    Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈 @Amy_Siskind

    Trump’s campaign beginning to worry about states like Ohio and Iowa that he carried by wide margins four years ago. Like I keep saying - we want to win all 50 states and send him packing! https://t.co/sT1w4IYnwi

    Wed Jun 03 23:51:01 +0000 2020

  • Matthew Yglesias
    Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias

    Little nugget in the latest great report from @alexburnsNYT & @maggieNYT reminds us of the slightly bizarre fact that Trump has never really tried to be a popular and well-liked president, just hoped to coast on the electoral college. https://t.co/SB3HFeAEG8 https://t.co/KRYVrdJuGx

    Thu Jun 04 02:33:31 +0000 2020

  • Andrew Bates
    Andrew Bates @AndrewBatesNC

    [email protected]: "Biden has a team of killers and all I’ve got is a defense." https://t.co/ApvWyYF0Nd

    Thu Jun 04 00:54:19 +0000 2020

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    “There is no obvious strategy in terms of message,” said Rob Stutzman, a Republican strategist based in California. “The president defaults to base messages regardless of strategy, thus the campaign becomes a base-driven campaign.” https://t.co/ColNzzA66C

    Thu Jun 04 01:05:26 +0000 2020

  • John Harwood
    John Harwood @JohnJHarwood

    “Like many Republicans, including top officials in Trump’s campaign and administration, strategist Stutzman saw the president’s impulses as a largely unfixable problem: ‘He’s too defective to have any other strategy than to be who he is,’ Stutzman said.” https://t.co/PH4Prub72X

    Thu Jun 04 03:36:37 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Mattis tears into Trump: 'We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership' Mattis tears into Trump: 'We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership' – Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Wednesday castigated President Donald Trump as "the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people" in a forceful rebuke of…

     cnn.com 2020-06-03 22:15:01+00:00
CNN Politics CNN Breaking News Chris Cillizza Jake Tapper CNN CNN Barbara Starr CNN CNN International Ram Ramgopal
  • CNN Politics
    CNN Politics @CNNPolitics

    BREAKING: Former Defense Secretary James Mattis tears into President Trump, says "we are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership" https://t.co/a2GAkOAMI7 https://t.co/laScjiR2gk

    Wed Jun 03 22:20:17 +0000 2020

  • CNN Breaking News
    CNN Breaking News @cnnbrk

    "Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us." Ex-Defense Secretary James Mattis castigated his former boss President Trump in a statement. https://t.co/msjmqE5r9y

    Wed Jun 03 22:35:56 +0000 2020

  • Chris Cillizza
    Chris Cillizza @CillizzaCNN

    "We are witnessing the consequences of 3 years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy...but we owe it to our fellow citizens" -- former DefSec James Mattis https://t.co/cNogjpK75K

    Wed Jun 03 23:09:14 +0000 2020

  • Jake Tapper
    Jake Tapper @jaketapper

    Mattis tears into Trump: 'We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership' - CNNPolitics https://t.co/amsjMoTTq4

    Wed Jun 03 22:56:15 +0000 2020

  • CNN
    CNN @CNN

    "We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership," Mattis said https://t.co/sE4AiDoOlQ

    Wed Jun 03 22:41:31 +0000 2020

  • CNN
    CNN @CNN

    Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis castigated Pres. Trump as "the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people" in a forceful rebuke of his former boss as nationwide protests have intensified over George Floyd 's death https://t.co/Yj3M8wkHVK

    Thu Jun 04 00:21:03 +0000 2020

  • Barbara Starr
    Barbara Starr @barbarastarrcnn

    Breaking: Mattis tears into Trump. https://t.co/Um88lQOYno

    Wed Jun 03 22:19:35 +0000 2020

  • CNN
    CNN @CNN

    “I think also in that letter ... General Mattis may also be characterizing President Trump as a danger to the Constitution.” - Rep. Anthony Brown on former Secretary of Defense James Mattis ripping President Trump for dividing Americans over George Floyd https://t.co/8mRZ7Jpj2z https://t.co/Uj8pOMhpuq

    Thu Jun 04 01:44:07 +0000 2020

  • CNN International
    CNN International @cnni

    Former US Secretary of Defense James Mattis castigated Trump as "the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people" in a forceful rebuke of his former boss as nationwide protests have intensified over George Floyd 's death https://t.co/ut06LqAPKH

    Thu Jun 04 00:21:04 +0000 2020

  • Ram Ramgopal
    Ram Ramgopal @RamCNN

    Mattis, who has remained mostly silent since leaving office, tears into Trump: 'We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership' https://t.co/WSKXSk9vBA

    Wed Jun 03 22:22:36 +0000 2020

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Current Status: How Trump’s Idea for a Photo Op Led to Havoc in a Park How Trump’s Idea for a Photo Op Led to Havoc in a Park – When the history of the Trump presidency is written, the clash with protesters that preceded President Trump’s walk across Lafayette Square may be remembered as one of its defining moments.

     nytimes.com 2020-06-03 01:37:53+00:00
Maggie Haberman Philip Rucker Philip Rucker Maggie Haberman Joy Reid Kyle Griffin Maggie Haberman Daniel W. Drezner Laurence Tribe Katharine Murphy
  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    Two officials said Meadows said at senior staff meeting this AM that the church photo op was Ivanka Trump's idea @anniekarni https://t.co/VGaeMPU8m1

    Wed Jun 03 01:52:07 +0000 2020

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    White House officials say the church photo opp was Ivanka Trump’s idea, and that Hope Hicks orchestrated the visuals, per big NYT piece reconstructing the smoke-and-flash-grenades Lafayette Square clash https://t.co/XF0TsrLncl

    Wed Jun 03 02:02:22 +0000 2020

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    “Even some White House officials privately expressed dismay that the president’s entourage had not thought to include a single person of color.” https://t.co/XF0TsrLncl

    Wed Jun 03 02:08:03 +0000 2020

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    Meadows said that while others were getting credit for the church appearance, it was Ivanka Trump who deserved the credit, per two officials. She thanked him and thanked the team for carrying it out, the officials said. @anniekarni https://t.co/VGaeMPU8m1

    Wed Jun 03 02:05:24 +0000 2020

  • Joy Reid
    Joy Reid @JoyAnnReid

    This is the harrowing story of Trump's Kim Jong Un moment, in which peaceful protesters were gassed so he could walk across the street from the White House (and his bunker) for a photo-op. The video embedded in it makes it even more awful to re-experience. https://t.co/Nn8R1QyxlB

    Wed Jun 03 05:22:07 +0000 2020

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    "The president emerged from the White House, followed by a phalanx of aides and Secret Service agents as he made his way to the church, where he posed stern-faced, holding up a Bible that his daughter pulled out of her $1,540 Max Mara bag." https://t.co/LQeE8Lvrmc

    Wed Jun 03 12:00:01 +0000 2020

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    There was a heated meeting yesterday morning about whether to invoke the Insurrection Act. Barr opposed it, Pence favored it. https://t.co/VGaeMPU8m1

    Wed Jun 03 01:48:52 +0000 2020

  • Daniel W. Drezner
    Daniel W. Drezner @dandrezner

    I think we need to consider the possibility that this administration is populated by morons. https://t.co/qvB5kifIky https://t.co/AxMc94w2yA

    Wed Jun 03 03:08:09 +0000 2020

  • Laurence Tribe
    Laurence Tribe @tribelaw

    Anatomy of an authoritarian disaster https://t.co/KpYfu5LVEd

    Wed Jun 03 11:07:44 +0000 2020

  • Katharine Murphy
    Katharine Murphy @murpharoo

    When the history of the Trump presidency is written, the clash at Lafayette Square may be remembered as one of its defining moments https://t.co/9ALnCPleeP

    Wed Jun 03 06:05:46 +0000 2020

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Current Status: All four living ex-presidents draw a sharp contrast with Trump on systemic racism All four living ex-presidents draw a sharp contrast with Trump on systemic racism – In their statements, however, was an implicit recognition that they had failed during their own tenures as president to solve the problem that has plagued the country throughout its history.

       washingtonpost.com 2020-06-03 00:00:00+00:00
Kyle Griffin The Washington Post fake nick ramsey @ 🏡 Meridith McGraw
  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Four U.S. presidents spoke this week about systemic racism and injustice. A fifth U.S. president spoke instead this week about using military force to dominate Americans who are protesting racial injustice. https://t.co/vTB0MLDo5I

    Thu Jun 04 00:00:18 +0000 2020

  • The Washington Post
    The Washington Post @washingtonpost

    All four living ex-presidents draw a sharp contrast with Trump on systemic racism https://t.co/c2bllgHesS

    Thu Jun 04 01:25:59 +0000 2020

  • fake nick ramsey @ 🏡
    fake nick ramsey @ 🏡 @nick_ramsey

    ... new from @philiprucker, how trump is at odds with every former living president. https://t.co/AjEae6gRC0 https://t.co/3GAo7rX7FU

    Wed Jun 03 23:48:12 +0000 2020

  • Meridith McGraw
    Meridith McGraw @meridithmcgraw

    Former Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton, and Carter each gave rare statements in this moment of crisis and drew a sharp contrast with the current president via ⁦@PhilipRucker⁩ https://t.co/NPzEhwK9ek

    Wed Jun 03 23:46:48 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Esper revises account of what he knew about Trump's church photo op Esper revises account of what he knew about Trump's church photo op – At a briefing Wednesday, Esper did not directly answer a reporter's question about whether he regretted participating in the presidential photo opportunity.

     nbcnews.com 2020-06-02 19:55:00+00:00
Jesse Rodriguez Vivian Salama Sam Stein Dafna Linzer Peter Alexander Rebecca Ballhaus Sheldon Whitehouse All In with Chris Hayes Michael Beschloss Josh Dawsey
  • Jesse Rodriguez
    Jesse Rodriguez @JesseRodriguez

    [email protected] EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Defense Secretary Esper on Trump church photo-op: ‘I didn’t know where I was going’ @ckubeNBC @carolelee https://t.co/nZLpicIXtX

    Wed Jun 03 00:50:01 +0000 2020

  • Vivian Salama
    Vivian Salama @vmsalama

    WOW!! Defense Secretary Esper on Trump church photo op: "I thought I was going to do two things: to see some damage and to talk to the troops," Esper said Tuesday night in an exclusive interview with NBC News. https://t.co/AvI5WPgy8N via @nbcnews

    Wed Jun 03 01:29:47 +0000 2020

  • Sam Stein
    Sam Stein @samstein

    "Esper said he believed they were going to observe the vandalized bathroom in Lafayette Park.” https://t.co/K10xR1AzBw

    Wed Jun 03 01:17:26 +0000 2020

  • Dafna Linzer
    Dafna Linzer @DafnaLinzer

    Secretary of Defense to @ckubeNBC: “I didn’t know where I was going.” https://t.co/W4BkYtolwW

    Wed Jun 03 01:03:43 +0000 2020

  • Peter Alexander
    Peter Alexander @PeterAlexander

    EXCLUSIVE: DefSec Esper said he had “no idea” about the plan to use force to disperse protesters ahead of Trump’s staged visit to St. John’s Church. via @ckubeNBC & @carolelee. https://t.co/0NQK1ALCqm

    Wed Jun 03 01:07:44 +0000 2020

  • Rebecca Ballhaus
    Rebecca Ballhaus @rebeccaballhaus

    Esper says he had no warning about the St. John’s photo op & thought they were going to observe a vandalized bathroom. “I thought I was going to do two things: to see some damage and to talk to the troops," he told NBC. "I didn't know where I was going.” https://t.co/gSZzfVYSPX

    Wed Jun 03 01:31:52 +0000 2020

  • Sheldon Whitehouse
    Sheldon Whitehouse @SenWhitehouse

    Oh, please. So lame. https://t.co/Y6bB3xX9yP

    Wed Jun 03 15:38:44 +0000 2020

  • All In with Chris Hayes
    All In with Chris Hayes @allinwithchris

    Defense Secretary Esper on Trump church photo-op: "I didn't know where I was going." https://t.co/OvBt1H84fr

    Wed Jun 03 00:57:23 +0000 2020

  • Michael Beschloss
    Michael Beschloss @BeschlossDC

    “I didn’t know where I was going,” says the Secretary of Defense. https://t.co/jsAQfw1IGy

    Wed Jun 03 01:42:16 +0000 2020

  • Josh Dawsey
    Josh Dawsey @jdawsey1

    Defense Secretary Esper says on the record of Trump’s church photo-op: 'I didn't know where I was going' Adds he thought he was going to look at damage. https://t.co/qbdTNWkqIy

    Wed Jun 03 01:25:48 +0000 2020

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Current Status: New York Times Staffers in Open Revolt Over Tom Cotton’s ‘Send in the Troops’ Column New York Times Staffers in Open Revolt Over Tom Cotton’s ‘Send in the Troops’ Column – “Running this puts Black @NYTimes staff in danger,” dozens of Times employees tweeted in solidarity on Wednesday evening.

      thedailybeast.com 2020-06-03 23:58:49+00:00
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Current Status: President Trump tried to register to vote in Florida using an out-of-state address President Trump tried to register to vote in Florida using an out-of-state address – State law requires applicants to be legal residents to register to vote there.

    washingtonpost.com 2020-06-03 16:44:31+00:00
Kyle Griffin Brian Tyler Cohen Josh Dawsey Eric Swalwell The Washington Post Marc E. Elias Juliet Eilperin Rosalind Helderman Qasim Rashid for Congress Manuel Roig-Franzia
  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Breaking via WaPo: President Trump tried to register to vote in Florida using an out-of-state address. https://t.co/mpRBAQAl4m

    Wed Jun 03 16:55:00 +0000 2020

  • Brian Tyler Cohen
    Brian Tyler Cohen @briantylercohen

    BREAKING: Trump tried to register to vote in Florida using an out-of-state address, according to Florida elections records. In other words, attempted voter fraud. https://t.co/lMdAk17WEb

    Wed Jun 03 17:07:21 +0000 2020

  • Josh Dawsey
    Josh Dawsey @jdawsey1

    President Trump tried to register to vote in Florida using an out-of-state address - The Washington Post https://t.co/wZyzqafIH2

    Wed Jun 03 16:57:53 +0000 2020

  • Eric Swalwell
    Eric Swalwell @ericswalwell

    The fraud is coming from inside the (White) House. https://t.co/qm9XPqH5Mh

    Wed Jun 03 17:35:48 +0000 2020

  • The Washington Post
    The Washington Post @washingtonpost

    President Trump tried to register to vote in Florida using an out-of-state address https://t.co/5JAkwHZDaq

    Wed Jun 03 16:46:52 +0000 2020

  • Marc E. Elias
    Marc E. Elias @marceelias

    It is looking more and more like @realDonaldTrump may have committed absentee ballot fraud in Florida. https://t.co/0D9fksOHWD

    Wed Jun 03 17:54:46 +0000 2020

  • Juliet Eilperin
    Juliet Eilperin @eilperin

    NEW - President Trump originally tried to register to vote in Florida while claiming that his legal residence was not even in the state of Florida. (Some stories sort of speak for themselves.) Via @RoigFranzia https://t.co/ImMzb1tVZO

    Wed Jun 03 16:55:03 +0000 2020

  • Rosalind Helderman
    Rosalind Helderman @PostRoz

    While spreading unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud, President Trump tried to register to vote in Florida with a "legal residence" address that was not even in the state of Florida. via @RoigFranzia https://t.co/zX0ESXz2Ur

    Wed Jun 03 17:17:38 +0000 2020

  • Qasim Rashid for Congress
    Qasim Rashid for Congress @QasimRashid

    Welp. We found the mail in voter fraud. President Trump tried to register to vote in Florida using an out-of-state address. https://t.co/rE0kBXrlXJ

    Wed Jun 03 17:47:44 +0000 2020

  • Manuel Roig-Franzia
    Manuel Roig-Franzia @RoigFranzia

    NEW - President Trump originally tried to register to vote in Florida using a "legal residence" address that was not even in the state of Florida. https://t.co/YpOfKnmRBK

    Wed Jun 03 16:55:27 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Protesters’ breach of temporary fences near White House complex prompted Secret Service to move Trump to secure bunker Protesters’ breach of temporary fences near White House complex prompted Secret Service to move Trump to secure bunker – President Trump on Wednesday disputed that he was rushed to safety, saying he went to the bunker earlier in the day “for an inspection.”

    washingtonpost.com 2020-06-03 00:00:00+00:00
Carol Leonnig Philip Rucker Nicolle Wallace Matea Gold Kyle Griffin Dan Eggen Robert Costa Molly Jong-Fast🏡 Jennifer Jacobs Ellen Nakashima
  • Carol Leonnig
    Carol Leonnig @CarolLeonnig

    SCOOP: 🚨 President Trump *was* rushed to bunker after protesters breached barricades Friday night, accd'g to officials and record. It conflicts w/ Trump's claim he wasn't there for his security, but was just "inspecting" the place. https://t.co/1Kyw9y0sdl

    Wed Jun 03 21:29:41 +0000 2020

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    Protesters’ breach of temporary fences near White House complex prompted Secret Service to move Trump to secure bunker -- a big scoop by @CarolLeonnig https://t.co/k0NKZjiASV

    Wed Jun 03 21:37:27 +0000 2020

  • Nicolle Wallace
    Nicolle Wallace @NicolleDWallace

    Secret Service moved Trump to secure bunker Friday after protesters breached temporary fences near White House com… https://t.co/79ABnEeq3E

    Wed Jun 03 21:27:55 +0000 2020

  • Matea Gold
    Matea Gold @mateagold

    SCOOP: Protesters’ breach of temporary fences near White House complex prompted Secret Service to move Trump to secure bunker by @CarolLeonnig https://t.co/HvGN1aevi4

    Wed Jun 03 21:28:17 +0000 2020

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    WaPo: Trump was rushed to the secure bunker after a group of protesters hopped over temporary barricades, according to arrest records and people familiar with the incident. That contradicts Trump's claim that he went to the bunker simply to inspect it. https://t.co/lY8RWvOH7G

    Wed Jun 03 21:55:40 +0000 2020

  • Dan Eggen
    Dan Eggen @DanEggenWPost

    Trump claimed this morning he only went into the bunker for a “tour.” In fact, Secret Service moved him and family into the secure space Friday after protesters breached temporary fences near the White House, via ⁦@CarolLeonnig⁩ https://t.co/l7FNZsqXtn

    Wed Jun 03 21:28:16 +0000 2020

  • Robert Costa
    Robert Costa @costareports

    a scoop from ⁦@CarolLeonnig⁩: Protesters’ breach of temporary fences near White House complex prompted Secret Service to move Trump to secure bunker https://t.co/htF6r8HOTz

    Wed Jun 03 21:48:45 +0000 2020

  • Molly Jong-Fast🏡
    Molly Jong-Fast🏡 @MollyJongFast

    So trump lied about the bunker? I’m so very unsurprised. https://t.co/YSArhm8Gy4

    Thu Jun 04 01:13:34 +0000 2020

  • Jennifer Jacobs
    Jennifer Jacobs @JenniferJJacobs

    Secret Service officers detained at least 4 protesters, who were charged with unlawful entry at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, according to arrest records. Incident that led to Trump going to bunker took place near East Wing, by Treasury. @CarolLeonnig https://t.co/gmbIgz8JZp

    Thu Jun 04 00:20:29 +0000 2020

  • Ellen Nakashima
    Ellen Nakashima @nakashimae

    SCOOP by @CarolLeonnig: Protesters’ breach of temporary fences near White House complex prompted Secret Service to move Trump to secure bunker https://t.co/uDomDdELAl

    Wed Jun 03 21:35:26 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Barr personally ordered removal of protesters near White House, leading to use of force against largely peaceful crowd Barr personally ordered removal of protesters near White House, leading to use of force against largely peaceful crowd – The show of aggression by federal law enforcement officers, which came shortly before President Trump made an appearance at a church nearby, drew widespread condemnation.

    washingtonpost.com 2020-06-02 19:29:00+00:00
Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren The Washington Post Jim Roberts Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 Matea Gold Karen Tumulty Carol Leonnig Josh Dawsey lori montgomery
  • Elizabeth Warren
    Elizabeth Warren @ewarren

    Barr should be impeached and removed immediately—this recklessness is going to get more people killed. https://t.co/BTAT0vv28X

    Tue Jun 02 20:23:23 +0000 2020

  • Elizabeth Warren
    Elizabeth Warren @ewarren

    I’m calling for Barr’s resignation—and for an investigation into any Justice Department officials involved in this gross display of propaganda and the violence that preceded it. https://t.co/BTAT0vv28X

    Wed Jun 03 22:33:16 +0000 2020

  • The Washington Post
    The Washington Post @washingtonpost

    Barr personally ordered removal of protesters near White House, leading to use of force against largely peaceful crowd https://t.co/qlXlrWjPfx

    Tue Jun 02 19:30:36 +0000 2020

  • Jim Roberts
    Jim Roberts @nycjim

    AG Bill Barr personally ordered law enforcement to clear the streets of protesters before Trump’s Bible photo op. https://t.co/kigzzt2I4e https://t.co/YEwWJJRRmG

    Tue Jun 02 20:12:38 +0000 2020

  • Jon Cooper 🇺🇸
    Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 @joncoopertweets

    Attorney General Bill Barr personally ordered the removal of protesters near the White House, leading to the use of force against a largely peaceful crowd. #ImpeachBarr https://t.co/9SywvDLlKB

    Tue Jun 02 21:45:51 +0000 2020

  • Matea Gold
    Matea Gold @mateagold

    Trump administration offered three explanations for use of force last night. WH: to help enforce curfew (which DC didn't request) Park Police: in response to violent protesters DOJ: part of previous plan to expand perimeter https://t.co/eZb8CEevyU

    Tue Jun 02 23:55:34 +0000 2020

  • Karen Tumulty
    Karen Tumulty @ktumulty

    Forceful dispersal of protesters spurred by Barr order came as Trump has sought to flex federal muscle in response to unrest, by @CarolLeonnig @mattzap @jdawsey1 @rebtanhs https://t.co/SRVymu62CI

    Tue Jun 02 23:49:46 +0000 2020

  • Carol Leonnig
    Carol Leonnig @CarolLeonnig

    NEW 🚨Barr personally ordered removal of protesters near White House, leading to shoving, chasing largely peaceful crowd. Barr's order came very shortly before the President himself arriving for a photo op of strength. Me w @mattzap @rebtanhs THREAD https://t.co/OyZKwaIQ3O

    Tue Jun 02 19:37:31 +0000 2020

  • Josh Dawsey
    Josh Dawsey @jdawsey1

    Bill Barr did not recuse himself regarding the protests, personally giving order late Monday to push them back ahead of Trump's photo op at the church. Then, Barr walked the streets. Trump aides said they expected/wanted perimeter pushed back hours prior. https://t.co/s5RBG1q63j

    Wed Jun 03 00:06:36 +0000 2020

  • lori montgomery
    lori montgomery @loriamontgomery

    BREAKING => Barr personally ordered removal of protesters near White House, leading to use of force against largely peaceful crowd https://t.co/YV4YJx85Wz

    Tue Jun 02 19:34:39 +0000 2020

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Current Status: James Mattis condemns Trump as a threat to the Constitution James Mattis condemns Trump as a threat to the Constitution – "I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled."

   axios.com 2040-01-03 22:13:00+00:00
Axios Joel Rubin Andy Campbell David Axelrod Charlie Sykes Axios Axios Andy Cohen Axios Justin Hendrix
  • Axios
    Axios @axios

    BREAKING: Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis condemns Trump for "making a mockery of the Constitution" in a statement to The Atlantic, saying he was "appalled" at the president's response to mass protests in the wake of George Floyd's killing. https://t.co/eHqSgtTduU

    Wed Jun 03 22:16:28 +0000 2020

  • Joel Rubin
    Joel Rubin @JoelMartinRubin

    Mattis makes it clear. Trump is a threat to the Constitution. And by extension, he’s also making it clear that Trump should be impeached. Republicans better be paying attention. The walls are crumbling in. https://t.co/pT7x6kLLpS

    Wed Jun 03 22:31:11 +0000 2020

  • Andy Campbell
    Andy Campbell @AndyBCampbell

    Mattis compares Trump to the Nazis https://t.co/v9ceRRcOSR

    Wed Jun 03 22:37:22 +0000 2020

  • David Axelrod
    David Axelrod @davidaxelrod

    “We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership.” https://t.co/O09BGNPZ2d

    Wed Jun 03 22:27:07 +0000 2020

  • Charlie Sykes
    Charlie Sykes @SykesCharlie

    Former Defense Secretary James Mattis condemns Trump as a threat to the Constitution https://t.co/WR9tTdSWiX

    Wed Jun 03 23:03:53 +0000 2020

  • Axios
    Axios @axios

    Mattis: "Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort." https://t.co/eHqSgtTduU

    Wed Jun 03 22:22:25 +0000 2020

  • Axios
    Axios @axios

    Mattis: "We know that we are better than the abuse of executive authority that we witnessed in Lafayette Park. We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution." https://t.co/eHqSgtTduU

    Wed Jun 03 22:22:39 +0000 2020

  • Andy Cohen
    Andy Cohen @Andy

    https://t.co/jyvwEErvK9

    Thu Jun 04 00:28:54 +0000 2020

  • Axios
    Axios @axios

    Mattis: "I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled. The words “Equal Justice Under Law” are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding." https://t.co/eHqSgtTduU

    Wed Jun 03 22:22:05 +0000 2020

  • Justin Hendrix
    Justin Hendrix @justinhendrix

    Finally. Former Defense Secretary James Mattis condemns Trump as a threat to the Constitution https://t.co/9DhIE57A84

    Wed Jun 03 22:26:09 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Senator’s ‘Send In the Troops’ Op-Ed in The Times Draws Online Ire Senator’s ‘Send In the Troops’ Op-Ed in The Times Draws Online Ire – Staff members at the newspaper, including a Pulitzer winner, denounced an opinion essay by Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, calling for a military response to protests.

   nytimes.com 2020-06-04 01:58:59+00:00
Kyle Griffin marc tracy Christopher Ingraham Sewell Chan David Carroll 🦅 EricaJoy Tom Perriello Dan McLaughlin marc tracy Rich Lowry
  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Three New York Times journalists said they had informed their editors that sources told them they would no longer provide them with information because of the Tom Cotton Op-Ed. https://t.co/Jx0O2Si7mk

    Thu Jun 04 02:40:23 +0000 2020

  • marc tracy
    marc tracy @marcatracy

    Three Times journalists, who declined to be identified by name, said they had informed their editors that sources told them they would no longer provide them with information because of the Op-Ed. --> sign of unusual internal dissension https://t.co/iTUsIe3hOv

    Thu Jun 04 02:14:38 +0000 2020

  • Christopher Ingraham
    Christopher Ingraham @_cingraham

    NYT reports that some sources will no longer be providing them with information as a result of the Cotton op-ed. https://t.co/TIzJlHmmIR https://t.co/emspyFc23b

    Thu Jun 04 02:42:12 +0000 2020

  • Sewell Chan
    Sewell Chan @sewellchan

    The ⁦@nyguild⁩ gets it right here: “Cotton’s Op-Ed pours gasoline on the fire. Media organizations have a responsibility to hold power to account, not amplify voices of power without context and caution.” https://t.co/41v2VrAlOF

    Thu Jun 04 02:18:17 +0000 2020

  • David Carroll 🦅
    David Carroll 🦅 @profcarroll

    When both-sides at all costs on the opinion pages injures the core news production business https://t.co/KOSoEdmz2w https://t.co/naK6wTFyup

    Thu Jun 04 02:16:24 +0000 2020

  • EricaJoy
    EricaJoy @EricaJoy

    it happened!! in an unprecedented move, the news side of the times would like you to know that the opinion side cannot sit with them. (unprecedented is a word that gets used a lot lately, so i apologize for having to use it again here.) https://t.co/Bcr8UBjlDu

    Thu Jun 04 02:25:50 +0000 2020

  • Tom Perriello
    Tom Perriello @tomperriello

    SMDH, @nytimes! The first 12 paragraphs of this article just repeat Cotton’s arguments and your editor’s defense of publishing them. You even give his slogan space in your damn headline. Stop making this worse. https://t.co/qA6wxRQifX

    Thu Jun 04 02:52:09 +0000 2020

  • Dan McLaughlin
    Dan McLaughlin @baseballcrank

    If you are letting people in power use access to them as sources to dictate what your newspaper can print, you're no longer in the journalism business. https://t.co/SOKqicFBPV https://t.co/O9zOWKgYpn

    Thu Jun 04 03:34:45 +0000 2020

  • marc tracy
    marc tracy @marcatracy

    Not news these days for some Times op-eds to attract negative attention. Today's was very different. Our story (yes, we cover ourselves sometimes): https://t.co/iTUsIe3hOv

    Thu Jun 04 02:11:36 +0000 2020

  • Rich Lowry
    Rich Lowry @RichLowry

    So much of what happens in our national life today, especially in media and academia, reads like a collaboration by Tom Wolfe and Lewis Carroll https://t.co/kGNn7UhUVI

    Thu Jun 04 03:17:28 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Infamous Pizzagater Jack Posobiec Pushed Hoax About Pipe Bombs Being Planted at Korean War Memorial Infamous Pizzagater Jack Posobiec Pushed Hoax About Pipe Bombs Being Planted at Korean War Memorial – The Park Police ended up having to investigate the claim only to discover that it was BS.

     thedailybeast.com 2020-06-04 00:47:56.891000+00:00
Will Sommer Sam Stein
  • Will Sommer
    Will Sommer @willsommer

    Right-wing media personality Jack Posobiec claimed police had discovered crates of pipe bombs at the Korean War Memorial. Right-wing blogs ran with the claim, Park Police tried to find the bombs. But now police say the bombs never existed. https://t.co/lf9dGANjVJ

    Thu Jun 04 01:43:40 +0000 2020

  • Sam Stein
    Sam Stein @samstein

    NEW — Jack Posobiec claimed that there were pipe bombs at the Korean War Veterans memorial. Park police scrambled. And, of course, it was all a hoax. VIA @willsommer https://t.co/xrUYSQzABx

    Thu Jun 04 01:37:53 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Analysis: Trump lacks the consent of the governed Analysis: Trump lacks the consent of the governed – Analysis: The president's show of force outside Lafayette Square revealed his failure to adhere to the ideals of the founding generation.

   nbcnews.com 2020-06-03 22:11:00+00:00
Jonathan Allen Ali Velshi Jonathan Allen
  • Jonathan Allen
    Jonathan Allen @jonallendc

    Unable to win over a majority of the people to his agenda or his conduct, Trump is exerting extreme power from a minority position. The American Revolution was fought to abolish tyranny by a minority. https://t.co/hCcCpkRdhd

    Wed Jun 03 22:37:23 +0000 2020

  • Ali Velshi
    Ali Velshi @AliVelshi

    Trump lacks the consent of the governed, by ⁦@jonallendc⁩ https://t.co/LAk8gfVmIE

    Wed Jun 03 23:11:22 +0000 2020

  • Jonathan Allen
    Jonathan Allen @jonallendc

    The premise of the US is the state exercises power with the consent of the governed. Trump staged his forces in a square named for a man who fought for the tolerance, equality & liberty that promise held. His show revealed he lacks legitimacy of consent. https://t.co/hCcCpkzBSD

    Wed Jun 03 22:23:35 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Heavily armed extremist movement gains traction Heavily armed extremist movement gains traction – Benjamin Ryan Teeter was at his home in Hampstead, N.C., when the call to action came. It was an alert from the heart of the raging protests in Minneapolis, posted on an online forum by a fellow…

   cnn.com 2020-06-03 21:35:33+00:00
CNN CNN International Newtown Action Schooley Brady | United Against Gun Violence
  • CNN
    CNN @CNN

    Gun-toting members of the Boogaloo movement are showing up at protests across the country https://t.co/7XpHUZ7L0n

    Wed Jun 03 23:31:04 +0000 2020

  • CNN International
    CNN International @cnni

    Gun-toting members of the Boogaloo movement are showing up at protests across the US https://t.co/vGlIdQ1ttf

    Wed Jun 03 23:31:04 +0000 2020

  • Newtown Action
    Newtown Action @NewtownAction

    This heavily armed Boogaloo member intimidated @Subway workers in Raleigh, NC a few wks ago to protest #COVID19 closures then he grabbed his assault rifle & hopped into his vehicles & made the 18-hr trek to Minneapolis to agitate the #GeorgeFloydProtest. https://t.co/LOP9PLNN2U https://t.co/yzNr7eCXtS

    Thu Jun 04 02:03:28 +0000 2020

  • Schooley
    Schooley @Rschooley

    I wonder if people don't take this movement seriously because their name is so dopey. https://t.co/gbLqWQfEo2

    Thu Jun 04 01:41:20 +0000 2020

  • Brady | United Against Gun Violence
    Brady | United Against Gun Violence @bradybuzz

    As our @RambaKy said in our gun owner discussion today, it's a disgrace for these extremists to use guns to bully elected officials & fellow Americans. It's an affront to veterans, and it's an affront to the Constitution they so clearly misinterpret. https://t.co/iqF2G0HNI7

    Thu Jun 04 02:18:52 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue – RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday to remove one of the country’s most iconic monuments to the Confederacy, a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee...

     apnews.com 2020-06-03 21:12:24+00:00
The Associated Press Rep. Jennifer Wexton Max Burns Holly Figueroa O'Reilly Sarah Rankin Lisa Mascaro Emilio Doménech Vivian Salama Joyce Karam UnitedStateofWomen
  • The Associated Press
    The Associated Press @AP

    EXCLUSIVE: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, an official has told @AP. https://t.co/hWOGkF2RFm

    Wed Jun 03 21:24:25 +0000 2020

  • Rep. Jennifer Wexton
    Rep. Jennifer Wexton @RepWexton

    This is a historic moment as we consider Virginia’s long legacy of racial oppression and injustice. Confederate monuments should not be honored in public spaces. This isn’t just symbolic. This matters and it’s an important step. https://t.co/ljMbMUFpHT

    Wed Jun 03 22:11:36 +0000 2020

  • Max Burns
    Max Burns @themaxburns

    BIG: VA Gov. @RalphNortham will announce the removal of a massive statue to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee tomorrow. As a former Virginian, there were so many people who thought this would *never* happen. The @GOP is going to melt down. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/YWlKRGTBUA

    Wed Jun 03 21:39:43 +0000 2020

  • Holly Figueroa O'Reilly
    Holly Figueroa O'Reilly @AynRandPaulRyan

    Virginia governor Ralph Northam to announce removal of Robert E. Lee statue https://t.co/BeaxWxZjnK

    Wed Jun 03 22:55:28 +0000 2020

  • Sarah Rankin
    Sarah Rankin @sarah_rankin

    NEW: Northam to announce removal of Lee statue from Monument Avenue, a senior administration official tells AP https://t.co/R27T3Kgj6K

    Wed Jun 03 21:22:31 +0000 2020

  • Lisa Mascaro
    Lisa Mascaro @LisaMascaro

    Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue https://t.co/veIlXOEuP2

    Wed Jun 03 21:42:43 +0000 2020

  • Emilio Doménech
    Emilio Doménech @Nanisimo

    🇺🇸El gobernador demócrata de Virginia Ralph Northam va a anunciar la retirada del polémico monumento al general confederado Robert E. Lee en Richmond. Esperen a una gran parte de la derecha posicionarse MUY en contra. Como si no detestaran ya a Northam. https://t.co/6RUF4DxFjB

    Wed Jun 03 21:44:27 +0000 2020

  • Vivian Salama
    Vivian Salama @vmsalama

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, officials tell @AP. https://t.co/8rhXIaZwVu

    Wed Jun 03 21:34:18 +0000 2020

  • Joyce Karam
    Joyce Karam @Joyce_Karam

    This is Third confederate monument to be removed in US since #GeorgeFloyd protests started. Second in VA, although the one in Alexandria was planned/debated for some time https://t.co/W1WJwfB3DN

    Wed Jun 03 21:37:59 +0000 2020

  • UnitedStateofWomen
    UnitedStateofWomen @USOWomen

    FINALLY. Thank you to all the organizers who have worked so hard to make this moment a reality. https://t.co/Thde8Ajf7u

    Wed Jun 03 22:27:41 +0000 2020

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