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Trump Names Richard Grenell as Acting Head of Intelligence

The move places a loyalist atop the intelligence agencies that the president has long battled.

       nytimes.com  2020-02-19 22:45:18+00:00
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  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Trump is expected to name Richard Grenell, the American ambassador to Germany, to be the acting director of national intelligence, NYT reports. The move would place a Trump loyalist atop the intel agencies long viewed skeptically by the White House. https://t.co/UVyzn475Me

    Wed Feb 19 22:55:00 +0000 2020

  • Natasha Bertrand
    Natasha Bertrand @NatashaBertrand

    😳 Grenell is...still going to be ambassador to Germany while serving as acting DNI. He’s also Trump’s special envoy to Kosovo and Serbia as @nahaltoosi notes. https://t.co/rcf230EIup https://t.co/Lj8O64LAwf

    Thu Feb 20 02:38:15 +0000 2020

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    News - President Trump expected to tap Ric Grenell for ODNI https://t.co/zZlkhBIfWT

    Wed Feb 19 22:46:06 +0000 2020

  • John Schindler
    John Schindler @20committee

    That would be a disastrous choice...so I assume Don will do it. https://t.co/AjelNk5OYU

    Wed Feb 19 22:51:57 +0000 2020

  • Yashar Ali 🐘
    Yashar Ali 🐘 @yashar

    Trump Expected to Name ⁦@RichardGrenell⁩ as Acting Head of Intelligence The move would place a Trump loyalist atop the intelligence agencies long viewed skeptically by the White House. Grenell is currently serving as US Ambassador to Germany https://t.co/aU84fKKCak

    Wed Feb 19 22:47:26 +0000 2020

  • Robby Starbuck
    Robby Starbuck @robbystarbuck

    This is not just historic but it’s also a tremendous decision. @RichardGrenell is not just a fantastic person, he makes me extremely confident that no stone will be left unturned to give our President the best intelligence possible to make decisions with. https://t.co/WT1M5tfZ0R

    Wed Feb 19 23:20:00 +0000 2020

  • Julian E. Barnes
    Julian E. Barnes @julianbarnes

    Tapping @RichardGrenell to be acting DNI, Trump has a vocal loyalist to oversee the intelligence community in the aftermath of the whistleblower complaint. https://t.co/Wfeoq7OYgL

    Wed Feb 19 22:47:11 +0000 2020

  • Jennifer Griffin
    Jennifer Griffin @JenGriffinFNC

    Trump Expected to Name Richard Grenell as Acting Head of Intelligence https://t.co/Pmqr2TKPCk

    Wed Feb 19 22:51:04 +0000 2020

  • Karen Tumulty
    Karen Tumulty @ktumulty

    Trump elevates Twitter troll to DNI https://t.co/ktPKdtT5i8

    Wed Feb 19 23:22:56 +0000 2020

  • Cassandra Fairbanks 🕊
    Cassandra Fairbanks 🕊 @CassandraRules

    Grenell is the one who personally worked out the deal with Ecuador to have Julian Assange arrested, even though he was the ambassador to Germany and not the U.K. or Ecuador. He did this on Trump’s orders. https://t.co/PPxd8ZTsFL

    Wed Feb 19 23:03:37 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump Offered Assange Pardon if He Covered Up Russian Hack, WikiLeaks Founder’s Lawyer Claims Trump Offered Assange Pardon if He Covered Up Russian Hack, WikiLeaks Founder’s Lawyer Claims – Lawyers acting for the WikiLeaks founder said Dana Rohrabacher, a former Republican congressman, had brought the message to London from Trump.

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  • Rachel Maddow MSNBC
    Rachel Maddow MSNBC @maddow

    Trump Offered Assange Pardon if He Covered Up Russian Hack, Court Hears https://t.co/n3HReygSyO

    Wed Feb 19 17:36:52 +0000 2020

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    "Trump offered to pardon Julian Assange if he agreed to cover up the involvement of Russia in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee, which were later published by WikiLeaks, a London court was told." https://t.co/XbkRiy7KQh

    Wed Feb 19 18:00:08 +0000 2020

  • Fred Guttenberg
    Fred Guttenberg @fred_guttenberg

    So America, the current occupant of the White House is now offering pardons to individuals who will cover for criminal activity by Russia. MAGA voters, how does this help you? https://t.co/VrFnGj5UBf

    Wed Feb 19 17:43:12 +0000 2020

  • Molly Jong-Fast
    Molly Jong-Fast @MollyJongFast

    If this is true it’s so bad and so completely unsurprising https://t.co/dvdMu9EcM4

    Wed Feb 19 17:37:39 +0000 2020

  • Judd Legum
    Judd Legum @JuddLegum

    "A lawyer for Julian Assange has claimed in court that President Trump offered to pardon Assange if the WikiLeaks founder agreed to help cover up Russia’s involvement in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee." https://t.co/5SjStZKFFw

    Wed Feb 19 19:21:42 +0000 2020

  • Clint Watts
    Clint Watts @selectedwisdom

    like to see more evidence back up this claim, but it’s really bad if true. Trump’s actions would again upend a prosecution, Intel community, actions of his own government HE LEADS “Trump Offered Assange Pardon if He Covered Up Russian Hack, Court Hears” https://t.co/sMItEM7lF8

    Wed Feb 19 17:40:42 +0000 2020

  • Sara Cook
    Sara Cook @saraecook

    Assange’s lawyers claim President Trump offered him a pardon if he covered up Russia’s involvement in the hacking of DNC emails later published by Wikileaks. They say former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher made the offer in 2017 acting as an intermediary for the WH https://t.co/B36nQQFVJu

    Wed Feb 19 19:14:40 +0000 2020

  • John Schindler
    John Schindler @20committee

    Now that's just #AWKWARD cc @GOPLeader https://t.co/k9BE4CUxtj

    Wed Feb 19 18:34:56 +0000 2020

  • Democratic Coalition
    Democratic Coalition @TheDemCoalition

    BREAKING: Trump offered to pardon Assange if he agreed to cover up the involvement of Russia in hacking emails from the DNC, which were later published by WikiLeaks and used aggressively by Trump to attack Hillary Clinton and win the election. #DonTheCon https://t.co/LC0sGdQki9

    Wed Feb 19 19:27:33 +0000 2020

  • Scott Bixby
    Scott Bixby @scottbix

    President Trump offered to pardon Julian Assange if he agreed to cover up the involvement of Russia in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee, according to Assange’s lawyer. https://t.co/1BWDoao0FI

    Wed Feb 19 17:38:15 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Barr has told those close to Trump he is considering quitting over the president’s tweets about Justice Dept. investigations Barr has told those close to Trump he is considering quitting over the president’s tweets about Justice Dept. investigations – The attorney general has communicated his posture to people inside and outside the White House, officials say, though it is unclear what he has told President Trump directly.

     washingtonpost.com 2020-02-18 14:28:40+00:00
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  • Joyce Alene
    Joyce Alene @JoyceWhiteVance

    Oh please. https://t.co/KqZbskXq9O

    Wed Feb 19 02:31:08 +0000 2020

  • The Washington Post
    The Washington Post @washingtonpost

    Barr has told people close to Trump that he is considering quitting over the president’s tweets, officials say https://t.co/PibwG7jR6Q

    Wed Feb 19 02:25:03 +0000 2020

  • Frank Figliuzzi
    Frank Figliuzzi @FrankFigliuzzi1

    Today at 4p ET we’ll “keep tweeting, keep, keep tweeting”: Attorney General Wiliam Barr considering resigning if the president keeps tweeting - The Washington Post ⁦@NicolleDWallace⁩ ⁦@DeadlineWH⁩ ⁦@MSNBC⁩ ⁦@leonalewis⁩ https://t.co/xKOrl3sYuT

    Wed Feb 19 14:54:22 +0000 2020

  • Matt Zapotosky
    Matt Zapotosky @mattzap

    BREAKING: Barr has told those close to Trump he is considering quitting if the president keeps tweeting about Justice Dept. investigations, per three administration officials https://t.co/g5mJUctAHo @jdawsey1 @WPJohnWagner @rachelweinerwp

    Wed Feb 19 02:26:04 +0000 2020

  • Yamiche Alcindor
    Yamiche Alcindor @Yamiche

    Official William Barr watch begins. Attorney General William P. Barr has told people close to President Trump — both inside and outside the White House — that he is considering quitting over Trump’s tweets about Justice Department investigations. https://t.co/uQ6Mz7JmcP

    Wed Feb 19 02:27:50 +0000 2020

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Trump has raged privately for months about the Justice Department's not charging those he considers political foes, and people familiar with the matter tell WaPo that he is particularly upset by the decision not to charge Andrew McCabe. https://t.co/3TJtALUwXJ

    Wed Feb 19 02:35:04 +0000 2020

  • Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈
    Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈 @Amy_Siskind

    Don't let the door hit ya on the way out - disgrace to our country! https://t.co/mJ1Y3eaIz4

    Wed Feb 19 02:59:58 +0000 2020

  • Jesse Kelly
    Jesse Kelly @JesseKellyDC

    Cause it would be hard to replace someone who won’t charge anyone with anything... https://t.co/vcsiO7vN73

    Wed Feb 19 02:39:12 +0000 2020

  • Adam Serwer🍝
    Adam Serwer🍝 @AdamSerwer

    Barr is happy to protect Trump’s friends and go after his enemies, but he appears to draw the line at being humiliated in public, and wants to prevent a revolt ar DoJ. https://t.co/7WCFwPoDiE

    Wed Feb 19 03:13:09 +0000 2020

  • David Corn
    David Corn @DavidCornDC

    "If the train leaves the station, I'm quitting!" he said, as he watched puffs of steam from the locomotive's chimney grow smaller upon the horizon. https://t.co/deMRcqJ3Kk

    Wed Feb 19 02:56:09 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Las Vegas Democratic debate live updates: Six candidates face off in Nevada Las Vegas Democratic debate live updates: Six candidates face off in Nevada – The ninth Democratic debate may have been the feistiest one yet.

      nbcnews.com 2020-02-20 04:07:27+00:00
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  • Suzanne Gamboa
    Suzanne Gamboa @SuzGamboa

    Nearly 75,000 Nevadans voted early and a majority were first-time caucus participants, the Nevada Democratic Party reports. The Nevada Caucus is Saturday and the debate is tonight. Watch it here: https://t.co/TMg05ao85I

    Thu Feb 20 02:04:03 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump names staunch loyalist and current US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting intelligence chief Trump names staunch loyalist and current US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting intelligence chief – President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he has named Richard Grenell, a staunch loyalist, as acting spy chief.

    cnn.com 2020-02-19 23:04:01+00:00
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  • Jake Tapper
    Jake Tapper @jaketapper

    Trump names staunch loyalist and current US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting intelligence chief https://t.co/Vqg10K4H4o

    Thu Feb 20 01:09:25 +0000 2020

  • Zachary Cohen
    Zachary Cohen @ZcohenCNN

    One source close to Trump told CNN they were surprised by the pick, noting Grenell has zero intelligence-related experience. Another Trump adviser described Grenell as "out of his league" for the acting DNI job. Story w/ @kaitlancollins & others. https://t.co/PPeec5hrmg

    Thu Feb 20 01:02:16 +0000 2020

  • Kaitlan Collins
    Kaitlan Collins @kaitlancollins

    Grenell has made clear to others he's wanted to leave his post for a while to return to another admin job or the private sector. This allows Trump to fill the job for the time being with a loyalist who shares his worldview. First reported by NYT. https://t.co/HRFwaigXup

    Wed Feb 19 23:10:17 +0000 2020

  • CNN Politics
    CNN Politics @CNNPolitics

    JUST IN: President Trump is expected to name current US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting director of national intelligence https://t.co/T5VcPC8SVF https://t.co/CZL5asXgQT

    Wed Feb 19 23:10:23 +0000 2020

  • CNN
    CNN @CNN

    President Trump is expected to name US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as the next acting director of national intelligence, according to two sources familiar with the decision https://t.co/TbmvoKtbBp

    Wed Feb 19 23:51:04 +0000 2020

  • S.E. Cupp
    S.E. Cupp @secupp

    Trump expected to name current US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting intelligence chief https://t.co/B7xmIkoHN0

    Wed Feb 19 23:14:15 +0000 2020

  • CNN Politics
    CNN Politics @CNNPolitics

    President Trump names staunch loyalist and current US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting intelligence chief https://t.co/RTMk9Y6kTt https://t.co/HwKCVmdAsB

    Thu Feb 20 01:56:02 +0000 2020

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Current Status: WSJ News Exclusive | Bloomberg Bankrolls a Social-Media Army to Push Message WSJ News Exclusive | Bloomberg Bankrolls a Social-Media Army to Push Message – The effort is launching ahead of California’s March 3 primary and is one of the most unorthodox yet, blurring the lines between traditional campaign organizing and the distribution of sponsored…

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  • Yashar Ali 🐘
    Yashar Ali 🐘 @yashar

    Bloomberg Bankrolls a Social-Media Army to Push Message Campaign is hiring workers for $2,500 per month to promote Bloomberg to all their contacts. They have to text people in their contacts once a week and post on social media daily https://t.co/6jSAVrBSXI

    Wed Feb 19 16:16:35 +0000 2020

  • Taylor Lorenz
    Taylor Lorenz @TaylorLorenz

    For $2,500 per month they're "expected to promote Mr. Bloomberg to everyone in their phones’ contacts by text each week and make social-media posts supporting him daily, the documents show." https://t.co/Qx4WEBeUZ1

    Wed Feb 19 16:11:26 +0000 2020

  • Arthur Schwartz
    Arthur Schwartz @ArthurSchwartz

    How many Chinese bots tied to Mini Mike’s paymasters in Xi Jinping’s government? #HesWithXi Bloomberg Bankrolls a Social-Media Army to Push Message https://t.co/BPOhHEd79X

    Wed Feb 19 16:11:22 +0000 2020

  • Tim Hanrahan
    Tim Hanrahan @TimJHanrahan

    Wow: The Bloomberg campaign is hiring more than 500 “deputy digital organizers” to work 20-30 hours a week and receive $2,500 a month, documents show. The job? Promote Bloomberg to everyone in their phones’ contacts by text and make social-media posts. https://t.co/umRwisOygH

    Wed Feb 19 16:14:51 +0000 2020

  • Rebecca Ballhaus
    Rebecca Ballhaus @rebeccaballhaus

    Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign is hiring hundreds of workers in California to post regularly on their personal social-media accounts in support of the candidate and send text messages to their friends about him. https://t.co/TpZcB5JLms

    Wed Feb 19 16:02:12 +0000 2020

  • Hamza Shaban
    Hamza Shaban @hshaban

    Bloomberg is hiring hundreds of people in California to promote him: For $2500 a month, they will send texts every week to everyone in their contacts. They will also post everyday to their social media accounts. Unclear if they'll be labeled as ads https://t.co/zt4CHQbrnC

    Wed Feb 19 16:17:13 +0000 2020

  • Greta Van Susteren
    Greta Van Susteren @greta

    is this fair? Fair to American people and fair to other candidates? Or is this ‘over the top?’ “Bloomberg Bankrolls a Social-Media Army to Push Message - WSJ https://t.co/8yeWmcTzWB

    Thu Feb 20 00:55:49 +0000 2020

  • Josh Rogin
    Josh Rogin @joshrogin

    Mike Bloomberg bought himself a social media astroturf army. In China they call this a "50 cent Army" Bloomberg is paying $2,500 a month. #FFS https://t.co/YyZzwkmg7z

    Thu Feb 20 00:48:26 +0000 2020

  • Jason Miller
    Jason Miller @JasonMillerinDC

    This explains the pro-Bloomberg tweets: "Michael Bloomberg’s campaign could be paying you to post messages like this one." https://t.co/1KDGUp4ZDz

    Wed Feb 19 16:10:21 +0000 2020

  • Ron Coleman
    Ron Coleman @RonColeman

    Michael Bloomberg’s campaign could be paying you to post messages like this one. | Well, maybe not... you https://t.co/WGyoNpwvN4

    Wed Feb 19 16:12:12 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Top Pentagon policy official who warned against withholding Ukraine aid resigns at Trump's request Top Pentagon policy official who warned against withholding Ukraine aid resigns at Trump's request – The Pentagon's top policy official who warned against withholding military aid to Ukraine last year resigned on Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump, according to a copy of his…

    cnn.com 2020-02-19 12:28:13+00:00
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  • Vicky Ward
    Vicky Ward @VickyPJWard

    NEW: John Rood—the Pentagon's top policy official who raised concern about withholding $250M in security assistance just hours after Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky—has reportedly been asked for his resignation. https://t.co/69rymPaVru

    Wed Feb 19 14:12:21 +0000 2020

  • Brian J. Karem
    Brian J. Karem @BrianKarem

    The purge continues: Top Pentagon policy official who warned against Ukraine aid freeze resigns at Trump's request https://t.co/SaJQDtEku9

    Wed Feb 19 20:32:49 +0000 2020

  • CNN Breaking News
    CNN Breaking News @cnnbrk

    The Pentagon's top policy official has been asked to resign after losing the confidence of senior national security leadership, sources tell CNN https://t.co/jwVSKdKRPB https://t.co/luSMUlMJgj

    Wed Feb 19 13:32:10 +0000 2020

  • CNN NationalSecurity
    CNN NationalSecurity @NatSecCNN

    SCOOP: John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon has been asked for his resignation, @jimsciutto & @barbarastarrcnn report https://t.co/9d7COa4z97

    Wed Feb 19 12:29:04 +0000 2020

  • Keith Boykin
    Keith Boykin @keithboykin

    The Trump post-impeachment purge continues with the ouster of John Rood. Under Trump, the penalty for speaking truth to power is unemployment. https://t.co/SVuYzWcuDm

    Wed Feb 19 18:38:00 +0000 2020

  • CNN
    CNN @CNN

    The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. https://t.co/cweUawVjAM

    Wed Feb 19 12:40:07 +0000 2020

  • New Day
    New Day @NewDay

    John Rood, the Pentagon’s top policy official, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, a source says. @jimsciutto reports. https://t.co/bCI4MPUfv8 https://t.co/AOvJuN36iY

    Wed Feb 19 13:05:06 +0000 2020

  • Mia Farrow
    Mia Farrow @MiaFarrow

    Trump’s purge expands: Top Pentagon official who voiced disagreement on placing hold on Ukraine aid is fired. - https://t.co/hVZfdjuQZB

    Wed Feb 19 14:36:26 +0000 2020

  • CNN Politics
    CNN Politics @CNNPolitics

    JUST IN: Top Pentagon official for policy expected to depart administration, sources say https://t.co/YmNXLhpBkC https://t.co/8lAxdUdr3q

    Wed Feb 19 12:37:32 +0000 2020

  • Gov. Bill Weld
    Gov. Bill Weld @GovBillWeld

    The @realDonaldTrump purge of those who dare to disagree with him continues. Imagine what a second-term Donald Trump would do. https://t.co/8kLA97dpX3

    Thu Feb 20 02:51:29 +0000 2020

  •  Who else is talking about this

Current Status: Trump campaign hires alum of controversial data company Trump campaign hires alum of controversial data company – Cambridge Analytica was called out by Facebook for misuse of user data and shuttered in 2018.

    politico.com 2020-02-19 00:00:00+00:00
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  • Natasha Bertrand
    Natasha Bertrand @NatashaBertrand

    Matt Oczkowski, who served as head of product at Cambridge Analytica before it went bankrupt and shut down in 2018, is helping oversee the Trump campaign’s data program, according to two people familiar with the hire. https://t.co/D8HcXdbzDy

    Wed Feb 19 18:39:52 +0000 2020

  • Alex Isenstadt
    Alex Isenstadt @politicoalex

    NEWS: Trump 2020 is bringing on an alum of Cambridge Analytica, which engaged in psychological voter profiling and improperly obtained profiles of nearly 90 million Facebook users A move sure to raise alarms among Trump critics and data privacy advocates https://t.co/NVsLTn7EWN

    Wed Feb 19 14:16:31 +0000 2020

  • Tom Bonier
    Tom Bonier @tbonier

    The Trump campaign solicited help from Russia in 2016, received it, and faced no real consequence. So they've asked for help again. Of course it makes sense they'd also be bringing people from Cambridge Analytica back on board too. https://t.co/PXAh77CZTM

    Wed Feb 19 13:20:22 +0000 2020

  • David Carroll 🦅
    David Carroll 🦅 @profcarroll

    We’ve figured Oz was working for Trump for a long time now but this confirms it (a new name for his shop). Politico doesn’t include detail that the UK ICO found “OCEAN and US Electoral data” on the servers it seized under criminal warrant. #TheGreatHack https://t.co/0gtZcEHs79

    Wed Feb 19 11:45:13 +0000 2020

  • James Kosur
    James Kosur @JamesKosur

    Who's not surprised that Donald Trump has hired Cambridge Analytica alums to help run his 2020 re-election campaign? I wonder what illegal activities they will engage in this time. https://t.co/VyoCJrCfV1

    Wed Feb 19 18:28:32 +0000 2020

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    President Donald Trump’s campaign is bringing on an alum of the controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica, which was called out by Facebook for misuse of user data and shuttered in 2018 https://t.co/KBqPrZM8AW

    Wed Feb 19 16:01:32 +0000 2020

  • Shahmir Sanni
    Shahmir Sanni @shahmiruk

    He will win the election. Unless drastic action is taken. https://t.co/kdp25ZqAi1

    Wed Feb 19 15:01:43 +0000 2020

  • #MarchForTruth
    #MarchForTruth @MarchForTruth17

    Trump campaign hires alum of controversial data company Cambridge Analytica https://t.co/oD2zv1JnrG via @politico

    Wed Feb 19 17:15:52 +0000 2020

  • Brooke Binkowski
    Brooke Binkowski @brooklynmarie

    https://t.co/G56hgLRBw3

    Wed Feb 19 18:12:05 +0000 2020

  • Stephan Faris
    Stephan Faris @stephanfaris

    Trump campaign hires the former head of product at Cambridge Analytica https://t.co/A71eqRnRFz

    Wed Feb 19 11:49:22 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump to install loyalist Ric Grenell as acting intelligence chief Trump to install loyalist Ric Grenell as acting intelligence chief – Grenell, the current ambassador to Germany, has never worked for an intelligence agency.

   axios.com 2020-02-27 22:50:30.532000+00:00
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  • Jonathan Swan
    Jonathan Swan @jonathanvswan

    President Trump has told advisers he plans to install Richard Grenell, the current U.S. ambassador to Germany and a staunch defender of Trump, as the acting director of national intelligence. Matching @maggieNYT .. https://t.co/iREGDSieUU

    Wed Feb 19 22:51:50 +0000 2020

  • Alayna Treene
    Alayna Treene @alaynatreene

    This story is huge, and another sign of POTUS consolidating power by surrounding himself with people he considers ultimate loyalists https://t.co/KM5Cxm6JUv

    Wed Feb 19 23:27:18 +0000 2020

  • Axios
    Axios @axios

    NEW: Trump has told advisers he plans to install Richard Grenell — the current U.S. ambassador to Germany and a staunch Trump defender — as the acting director of national intelligence, according to two senior administration officials. https://t.co/myOlDPmdYB

    Wed Feb 19 22:52:05 +0000 2020

  • Jim VandeHei
    Jim VandeHei @JimVandeHei

    This is a HUGE deal - the keys to the intel kingdom handed to the loyalist of Trump loyalists....the purge will continue; the loyalist surge will, too https://t.co/GoqUxIjBey

    Wed Feb 19 23:25:11 +0000 2020

  • Axios
    Axios @axios

    UPDATE: Trump confirmed in a tweet that Grenell will become acting director of national intelligence, replacing Joseph Maguire. https://t.co/myOlDPmdYB

    Thu Feb 20 00:30:02 +0000 2020

  •  Who else is talking about this

Current Status: Donald Trump 'offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack' Donald Trump 'offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack' – Ex-congressman denies being middleman for US president after WikiLeaks published emails damaging to Hillary Clinton in 2016

   theguardian.com 2020-02-19 22:55:57+00:00
Rick Wilson Maya Wiley Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 Rick Tyler • Author of STILL RIGHT Mia Farrow Luke Rudkowski Morgan J. Freeman Chuck Ross Vera Bergengruen Kayode Ogundamisi
  • Rick Wilson
    Rick Wilson @TheRickWilson

    Jesus H. Christ on a cracker. Donald Trump 'offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack' https://t.co/vIaodyZMVk

    Wed Feb 19 21:08:13 +0000 2020

  • Maya Wiley
    Maya Wiley @mayawiley

    If true, it’s #obstructionofjustice ala #Watergate: #DonaldTrump Trump 'offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack' | Julian Assange | The Guardian https://t.co/HmJ5Ct497a

    Wed Feb 19 22:11:19 +0000 2020

  • Jon Cooper 🇺🇸
    Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 @joncoopertweets

    Donald Trump 'offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack' https://t.co/fMsDS00ACw

    Wed Feb 19 20:43:33 +0000 2020

  • Rick Tyler • Author of STILL RIGHT
    Rick Tyler • Author of STILL RIGHT @rickwtyler

    I guess Trump really learned his lesson well. https://t.co/CyO6MoTYkc

    Wed Feb 19 21:09:25 +0000 2020

  • Mia Farrow
    Mia Farrow @MiaFarrow

    Donald Trump offered Julian Assange a pardon if he would say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic party emails, court in London has been told. https://t.co/hKXcChPNIx

    Wed Feb 19 21:11:57 +0000 2020

  • Luke Rudkowski
    Luke Rudkowski @Lukewearechange

    This Assange news seems fake, maybe this "lawyer" is not being fully honest because Assange said many times that he did NOT get the DNC emails from a state actor, so why this alleged offer by Trump? Something is up here and someone is lying! https://t.co/MYAPbl3BVL

    Wed Feb 19 20:56:36 +0000 2020

  • Morgan J. Freeman
    Morgan J. Freeman @mjfree

    “I love wiki-leaks!” - Donald J. Trump Donald Trump 'offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack' | Julian Assange | The Guardian https://t.co/FsIXgbBVmi

    Wed Feb 19 20:57:42 +0000 2020

  • Chuck Ross
    Chuck Ross @ChuckRossDC

    The Guardian, with its stellar track record of reporting on Julian Assange. https://t.co/yyPW2ON91r https://t.co/KIjgLA4pXA

    Wed Feb 19 18:20:16 +0000 2020

  • Vera Bergengruen
    Vera Bergengruen @VeraMBergen

    A statement from Assange’s lawyer claims that Rohrabacher went to see Assange and told him "on instructions from the president, he was offering a pardon or some other way out, if Mr Assange … said Russia had nothing to do with the DNC leaks" https://t.co/NOiAvdDRWt

    Wed Feb 19 20:40:27 +0000 2020

  • Kayode Ogundamisi
    Kayode Ogundamisi @ogundamisi

    [email protected] 'offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack' They also engage in blackmail in the @WhiteHouse? Beacon of democracy 🤣 https://t.co/802gTfHjZS

    Wed Feb 19 21:57:40 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Democrats won’t commit to same-day release of Nevada results Democrats won’t commit to same-day release of Nevada results – LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats won’t commit to releasing the unofficial results of Saturday’s Nevada caucuses on the day of the vote, as they emphasize accuracy over speed in the aftermath of the...

     apnews.com 2020-02-19 22:08:12+00:00
Jordan Larry Sabato RoseAnn DeMoro Robert Costa Jeffrey St. Clair AP Politics dan rolle Phil Kerpen dan rolle
  • Jordan
    Jordan @JordanChariton

    Nevada Democratic Party won't commit to same-day results of caucus results https://t.co/WlazOFfXHH

    Thu Feb 20 01:38:00 +0000 2020

  • Larry Sabato
    Larry Sabato @LarrySabato

    Caucuses should be completely dead by 2024. Thank you, Iowa and Nevada! https://t.co/GdzMLcceEI

    Thu Feb 20 00:40:30 +0000 2020

  • RoseAnn DeMoro
    RoseAnn DeMoro @RoseAnnDeMoro

    Here comes the #DNC Big Rig! We’re going to get Trucked! #Bernie2020 https://t.co/R3J4ozjrvQ

    Thu Feb 20 02:35:56 +0000 2020

  • Robert Costa
    Robert Costa @costareports

    Perez said he doesn’t know when results will be released. “We’re going to do our best to release results as soon as possible, but our North Star, again, is accuracy,” he said late Tuesday after touring an early voting site in Las Vegas. https://t.co/JEXOBcsxv5

    Thu Feb 20 01:38:35 +0000 2020

  • Jeffrey St. Clair
    Jeffrey St. Clair @JSCCounterPunch

    It may take several days to fix the results in Nevada... https://t.co/IUufg1K6ea

    Thu Feb 20 01:15:25 +0000 2020

  • AP Politics
    AP Politics @AP_Politics

    Democrats won’t commit to releasing the unofficial results of Saturday’s Nevada caucuses on the day of the vote, as they emphasize accuracy over speed in the aftermath of the chaos surrounding the Iowa caucuses. https://t.co/xIZ0CskGLH

    Thu Feb 20 01:40:03 +0000 2020

  • dan rolle
    dan rolle @danrolle

    So. This is a pretty big deal. Incoming tweet storm. Get ready! #NevadaCaucus #DemocraticDebate https://t.co/lO776IDiWR

    Thu Feb 20 01:47:31 +0000 2020

  • Phil Kerpen
    Phil Kerpen @kerpen

    Could take a few days to steal it from Bernie https://t.co/btQkaifH8Q

    Thu Feb 20 01:44:25 +0000 2020

  • dan rolle
    dan rolle @danrolle

    2/ Finally, they were forced to admit what I have been saying for 30 days. The addition of early voting is going to throw complete chaos into the system UNLESS MANAGED CAREFULLY. https://t.co/lO776IDiWR

    Thu Feb 20 04:08:36 +0000 2020

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Current Status: U.S. Attorney General Barr considers quitting over Trump tweets: source U.S. Attorney General Barr considers quitting over Trump tweets: source – U.S. Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning over President Donal...

   reuters.com 2020-02-19 21:17:09+00:00

Current Status: Andrew Yang joins CNN as a political commentator Andrew Yang joins CNN as a political commentator – Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is joining CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday.

     cnn.com 2020-02-19 14:02:57+00:00
CNN Communications Zach Graumann🧢 Saagar Enjeti CNN Politics Brian Stelter CNN Dan Merica Yashar Ali 🐘 Erick Sanchez 🧢 AprilDRyan

Current Status: Michael Bloomberg Has to Debate Without a Net Michael Bloomberg Has to Debate Without a Net – Candidates are not permitted to haul field organizers or canapés or record-reframing ad campaigns onstage with them. So the former mayor will stand on his own.

   nytimes.com 2020-02-18 22:17:27+00:00
Matt Flegenheimer Matt Pearce 🦅 Brendan Nyhan
  • Matt Flegenheimer
    Matt Flegenheimer @mattfleg

    For two hours, Michael Bloomberg will be separated from the most powerful asset of his campaign: his campaign. Ahead of his debate debut, a preview of Bloomberg w/o a net, as aides faux-attack his record in a warehouse prep space stocked w/ peanut butter. https://t.co/7qWhJOLMVV

    Wed Feb 19 00:54:14 +0000 2020

  • Matt Pearce 🦅
    Matt Pearce 🦅 @mattdpearce

    A lot going on here. https://t.co/MaCSxi0wLi https://t.co/StfoPNEqqE

    Wed Feb 19 02:31:46 +0000 2020

  • Brendan Nyhan
    Brendan Nyhan @BrendanNyhan

    🔥🔥🔥https://t.co/3Iggq8kpka https://t.co/TcTVrAr8eQ

    Wed Feb 19 17:04:36 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Trump grants clemency to high-profile individuals, including Rod Blagojevich, Michael Milken and Bernard Kerik Trump grants clemency to high-profile individuals, including Rod Blagojevich, Michael Milken and Bernard Kerik – President also pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers football team who pleaded guilty two decades ago for failing to report a felony.

   washingtonpost.com 2020-02-18 16:55:25+00:00
Josh Dawsey Tim O'Brien Josh Dawsey Beth Reinhard Ruth Ben-Ghiat Eugene Scott Julia Ioffe
  • Josh Dawsey
    Josh Dawsey @jdawsey1

    Trump called Illinois GOP lawmakers to try and convince them of the Blagojevich commutation last week, but they did not agree, per officials briefed on calls. https://t.co/OO97MBkqcN

    Wed Feb 19 03:30:41 +0000 2020

  • Tim O'Brien
    Tim O'Brien @TimOBrien

    When you decide to use your presidential powers to pardon corrupt politicians because they feel more similar to you than the honest and civic-minded soldiers like Lt. Col. Vindman you’ve been hounding, abusing and driving out of their jobs. #MAGA https://t.co/J6mnTEIQpn

    Tue Feb 18 19:17:27 +0000 2020

  • Josh Dawsey
    Josh Dawsey @jdawsey1

    Trump pardons of Blagojevich, Kerik and Milken were controversial internally. A lot of donors, allies & tv hosts worked hard behind scenes to make them happen — for friends or money or other reasons. POTUS seemed undecided even late last week. Our latest: https://t.co/OO97MBkqcN

    Wed Feb 19 00:59:57 +0000 2020

  • Beth Reinhard
    Beth Reinhard @bethreinhard

    Trump goes on a clemency spree and rewards political celebrities rejected by Obama: Eddie DeBartolo, Michael Milken and Bernard Kerik. The only black man Trump has pardoned so far:Jack Johnson, the boxing icon who died in 1946. https://t.co/JObk21YfkB

    Tue Feb 18 21:03:48 +0000 2020

  • Ruth Ben-Ghiat
    Ruth Ben-Ghiat @ruthbenghiat

    @juliaioffe many authoritarians pardon criminals or issue amnesties (Mussolini 1925, Pinochet 1978, etc): it sends an important message that crime will be tolerated, makes people indebted to them, and frees up the unscrupulous for valuable service. https://t.co/Hpu6ERKSy7 https://t.co/vFG3u47gmt

    Tue Feb 18 19:37:10 +0000 2020

  • Eugene Scott
    Eugene Scott @Eugene_Scott

    The five Republicans in Illinois’ congressional delegation, however, had urged Trump not to commute the former governor’s sentence, citing the importance of taking “a strong stand against pay-to-play politics.” https://t.co/xEOuE1o3ID

    Tue Feb 18 19:02:38 +0000 2020

  • Julia Ioffe
    Julia Ioffe @juliaioffe

    Corruptioneers and war criminals, oh my! https://t.co/dUvypcP7oi

    Tue Feb 18 17:02:39 +0000 2020

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Current Status: Bloomberg's baggage, and barrage Bloomberg's baggage, and barrage – His opponents plan to paint him as a Democratic Trump.

   axios.com 2055-01-19 10:50:00+00:00
Axios Jim VandeHei
  • Axios
    Axios @axios

    Top 2020 Democrats, armed with decades of opposition research, plan to savage Mike Bloomberg as a Democratic Trump — an egomaniac New York billionaire who's stained by sexism and racial slights. https://t.co/umJ86Z8qFT

    Wed Feb 19 13:15:00 +0000 2020

  • Jim VandeHei
    Jim VandeHei @JimVandeHei

    Rivals plan to savage Mike Bloomberg as a Democratic Trump — an egomaniac New York billionaire who's stained by sexism and racial slights, and hell-bent on buying power and puppeteering mass media. https://t.co/jQIbolJOti

    Wed Feb 19 11:12:31 +0000 2020

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