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(THREAD) Paul Manafort and Rick Gates are now indicted. This thread analyzes legal and political aspects of their indictment and surrender.
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1/ Draw no conclusion from the two being allowed to surrender rather than being arrested at home/work. It often happens in nonviolent cases.
2/ Here are the charges (via CNN):
3/ CNN also reports the timing of the indictment might have been influenced by the statute of limitations on certain tax crimes running out.
4/ America is getting an education in how prosecutions work: prosecutors charge everything they possibly can that they think they can prove.
5/ That doesn't mean new charges can't be added on these men later, but we can assume this is everything Mueller thinks he can prove *now*.
6/ Don't take anything from the fact that the charges do not immediately, on their face, implicate Trump or campaign collusion with Russia.
7/ In an investigation of this size and scope, the early charges are *mostly* intended to compel defendants to cooperate with investigators.
8/ No one believes Paul Manafort is the final target of the Russia probe, nor even necessarily that these are all the charges he could face.
9/ But these are the charges Mueller has now, and he may have investigated them first because they're—relatively speaking—easier to prove.
10/ To be clear, financial crimes are not easy to prove. But if you can get the records you need, you can proceed. Collusion is testimonial.
11/ What that means is that the evidence most likely to prove a Trump-Russia conspiracy involves words said between persons, not documents.
12/ Because words often have no printed record, you tackle documentable (e.g. financial) crimes first, and then the sexier testimonial ones.
13/ Registration, false statements, and failure to file charges are "easy" to prove assuming basic underlying facts and some key documents.
14/ Just so, assuming access to foreign bank records and perhaps a "black" ledger or two, conspiracy to launder money is *less* testimonial.
15/ So a prosecutor in this situation would follow documented crimes—i.e. less testimonial—in order to compel a defendant to new testimony.
16/ That Mueller is able to start with the President's Campaign Manager—rather than some peon—means he is that much closer to getting Trump.
17/ We mustn't forget that in a case in which evidence is *scarce* a prosecutor would have to start *much* lower on the chain than Manafort.
18/ A big question today is whether the two men will be given a bail they can afford—if not they'll sit in federal lockup until their trial.
19/ If Mueller wants them to squawk, it is *desperately* important he secure a bail on both men that they cannot afford—lockup loosens lips.
20/ With financial crimes, a prosecutor can often force defendants to make a showing that any money they put up for bail wasn't ill-gotten.
21/ Given how much ill-gotten money we believe that Paul Manafort—and possibly Rick Gates—received, that could be a tough showing for them.
22/ It's even harder for Manafort, as he worked for Trump "for free"—so it's not clear he can prove a legitimate source of recent income.
23/ While we don't have the details of the "Conspiracy Against the United States" charge, it's listed first and will be most key for bail.
24/ The federal government is headlining this attention-grabbing charge to better make out its case for an exorbitant bail for both men.
25/ Keep in mind the "aggressive" no-knock, pre-dawn raid on Paul Manafort's house is what tells us—ironically—he is *not* the final target.
26/ Were this just a financial crimes investigation, such tactics wouldn't likely be used. But Mueller wants Manafort for something bigger.
27/ Mueller was obsessive about nailing Manafort on these charges—and will be obsessive about a high bail—because he needs Manafort to talk.
28/ Manafort is a *better* candidate to roll on Trump than Page (ideologue) or Kushner (family loyalty) because he's clearly a venal person.
29/ And by bringing in two *connected* defendants, Mueller can play them off one another—because both will be rushing to cooperate first.
30/ Manafort knows that if Mueller thinks he and Gates have the same info to give on Trump, he can choose to cooperate with either of them.
32/ Understand that "Conspiracy against the United States" *can* just mean a conspiracy to hide taxable income from a federal agency (IRS).
33/ The first thing the indictment tells us is the volume of money Manafort brought in as a foreign agent was huge—$75 million (2006-2015).
34/ Months ago I said that a venal man like Manafort would only work for Trump "for free" if he was getting paid from elsewhere—now we know.
35/ While the indictment's date range ends pre-2016—when Manafort came on the campaign—he may have been paid "in advance" to handle Trump.
36/ Certainly, all these payments occurred while Manafort lived in Trump Tower, was close to Trump associates, and may have known the POTUS.
37/ Secondly, note that this is a "speaking indictment"—Mueller deliberately chose to recite not just the charges but the facts behind them.
38/ This helps us see that Manafort was lobbying the United States, here at home, on behalf of a now-gone Putin-backed Ukrainian government.
39/ Recall, too, Manafort once made a more direct offer to Putin's government to help it advance its interests abroad. Well, he did so here.
40/ I'm telling you now—the chances this work on behalf of Putin's interests isn't in any way related to Manafort's work with Trump is zero.
41/ It was clear to Putin in 2013 that Trump, if he ran, would be pro-Russia (via the Agalarovs). Manafort was indirectly aiding Putin then.
42/ But the connection between these two courses of action is still murky, perhaps—so Mueller gets *hyper-specific* on the financial crimes.
43/ We must consider the Manafort/Gates indictment extraordinarily specific—it lays out its case in detail, which indictments usually don't.
44/ Let me now make a *key* point: Mueller could *easily* get Flynn on the same FARA charges we see here. So why hasn't Flynn been charged?
45/ The answer is that either there's a sealed indictment on Mike Flynn the media doesn't know about—unlikely—or Flynn has already flipped.
46/ Another sealed indictment is unlikely, as why wouldn't the same source who leaked *these* indictments to the media have leaked Flynn's?
47/ Meanwhile, this indictment inadvertently revealing Flynn *has* already flipped is *very* likely—as we know Flynn has *offered* to flip.
48/ So anyone, whether Trump or pundit, who says this indictment proves Mueller has nothing on Trump can be disregarded almost immediately.
49/ Months ago I said "Phase 3" of Mueller's probe would begin in November of 2017. It instead began October 30, 2017. (Pretty darn close.)
50/ I've also said that Phase 3—in which Trump co-conspirators are indicted—would last 2 to 5 months. So that's what we're in for right now.
51/ Between now and March 31, 2018 we can expect more indictments. Almost certainly Carter Page, Jared Kushner, and Mike Flynn—at a minimum.
52/ Today's indictment underscores that Mueller *will* indict for false statements or FARA violations, and those 3 men have such liability.
53/ But we should also look at the *bare implications* of Mueller saying that he believes Manafort willing to lie about his pro-Russia ties.
54/ Manafort claimed he was looking at his phone and not paying attention as Kremlin agents pitched dirt on Clinton at Trump Tower in 2016.
55/ Manafort now claims he never thereafter discussed the June 2016 "Veselnitskaya meeting"—in Trump's house—with Trump, Kushner, or Don Jr.
56/ Manafort claims he had no role in changing the GOP platform at the 2016 RNC—and doing so had nothing to do with his many pro-Putin ties.
57/ One thing I think we can presume, now, is that neither Mueller nor his agents believe *any* of those key Manafort claims to be accurate.
58/ So we can assume that when/as Mueller flips Manafort, he'll want the truth: who told you to change the platform? That'll be a question.
59/ We know from reports that Trump ordered his team to change the platform on March 31, 2016. Did Manafort tell him to? Who told Manafort?
60/ Manafort, Kushner, and Don say they never told Trump that Kremlin agents had reached out to them. But that was almost certainly a lie.
61/ If Manafort confirms he told Trump of the Kremlin outreach—and Trump lied about that repeatedly thereafter—Trump enters the conspiracy.
62/ This is especially true given Papadopoulos had revealed himself to Trump as a Kremlin agent seeking a Trump-Kremlin channel on March 31.
63/ The point here is a Manafort roll almost *immediately* implicates Trump, and it's clear that's what Mueller is after with these charges.
64/ BREAKING: Papadopoulos—the Kremlin agent who revealed himself to Trump March 31, 2016—plead guilty 25 days ago. assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4163…
65/ Reading the Papadopoulos docs now (h/t @Anthony). Will continue this thread momentarily. Please share the first tweet in the meantime.
67/ Papadopoulos almost certainly flipped 10/5. And as I tweeted in this thread in September, it means *everything*: twitter.com/sethabramson/s…
(THREAD) This is a picture of one of the biggest moments in the Trump-Russia scandal—and no one has reported on it until now. Please SHARE.
68/ Papadopoulos met a Russian national to set up a Kremlin channel for Trump on 3/24/16. It now seems clear he told Trump this on 3/31/16.
69/ This means Trump ordered a GOP platform change to benefit Russia *pre-hacking* and *after* being told the Kremlin wanted a relationship.
70/ That is to say, it now seems release of the DNC emails was a quid pro quo from Trump ordering Gordon to change the GOP platform 3/31/16.
72/ If Trump ordered the GOP platform change after Papadopoulos laid out the Kremlin's interest in him—and he did—collusion has been proven.
73/ I said this before—that the GOP platform change was *provably* collusion—but *now* we know Mueller has that witness in his back pocket.
74/ The Papadopoulos plea is BIGGER than the Manafort indictment—at least for the moment. Anyone who knows about Trump-Russia will say so.
75/ My birthday isn't until tomorrow—but helping break the Papadopoulos story back in September is all I could've asked for. I want to help.
76/ Doing an interview now, but will return momentarily. This thread may well run throughout the day—and today's a *historic* day, everyone.
77/ More soon, but I will say—beyond doubt—today is the beginning of the end of the Trump Administration. The Papadopoulos news is that big.
78/ Hope you'll read this thread—from 10 days ago—in which I lay out how Papadopoulos is the collusion smoking gun:
79/ The thread linked to in the preceding tweet also explains—in postscripts—how the Trump campaign covered up its March 31st, 2016 meeting.
80/ A remaining mystery that will tie Papadopoulos (and Millian) back to Trump is how the former got on the campaign *pre*-Russian contacts.
81/ If Papadopoulos was developed by the Kremlin beginning 3/14/16, how did a kid with no credentials get on the NatSec team *before* that?
82/ Someone recommended Papadopoulos to Trump and/or Clovis (who assembled the NatSec team) and Millian admits to contact with Papadopoulos.
83/ If Papadopoulos was the Trump-Kremlin intermediary, Millian seems to be claiming he was the intermediary between Papadopoulos and Trump.
84/ If so, given Millian's known ties to the Kremlin, it further underscores how *early* in the 2016 campaign Trump knew Russia was helping.
85/ Back to Papadopoulos: if he knew of Russian crimes in April '16, who did he tell? Did he aid/abet concealing these crimes? It matters.
86/ It matters because the reason to think Papadopoulos is a cooperating individual is because the feds appear to have *undercharged him*.
87/ One of the few reasons a prosecutor would knowingly undercharge a defendant—especially in a case like this—is if they're cooperating.
88/ Another reason, of course, would be not having enough information. But then why rush to indict on a lesser charge on October 5th, 2017?
89/ Many interview requests are coming in; I apologize in advance for not being able to respond quickly. I want to cover the story *first*.
90/ So what we know is Papadopoulos is cooperating; we don't know yet exactly what information he is offering. I'm hoping to address that.
91/ First, the "Campaign Supervisor" listed in the plea is likely Clovis, Lewandowski, or Sessions. Clovis did hiring—Sessions headed team.
92/ Lewandowski was the one asked to clear Page's July 2016 trip to Moscow—so we might expect foreign contacts would be cleared through him.
93/ Note that the Papadopoulos plea establishes that *every attendee* of the March 31st, 2016 meeting who spoke to the press lied about it.
94/ So all of the Trump campaign representations made to The Daily Caller in this article are now revealed as lies:
Trump Adviser Proposed Meeting With Russians During Campaign, But Was Shot Down By Sessions Via @dailycaller
'Nope, not going there'
dailycaller.com
95/ Those lies increase exponentially the chance Sessions will face perjury charges. It also explains why he hasn't been interviewed yet.
96/ To be clear, if you understand how the Trump NatSec team worked—and didn't work—you now see Sessions is a *target* of the Mueller probe.
97/ AG Jeff Sessions said under oath he hadn't spoken to Mueller yet. Mueller should ask him *now*—as Sessions would likely plead the Fifth.
98/ All of this confirms my reporting from Spring 2017 that the Mayflower speech (April 27, 2016) was intended as a communication to Putin.
99/ I discussed Kushner calling Kislyak to invite him; Sessions lying about the VIP event; Trump ad-libbing to play up his pro-Russia plans.
100/ Media should go back and look at the Reuters report on an April Kushner-Kislyak call that—key—Kushner denies though the IC confirms it.
101/ So *days* after Trump learns Russia wants to meet with him, his son-in-law calls the Russian ambassador? Then he goes to the Mayflower?
102/ I want to make a perhaps obvious point: were Trump not a narcissist, we might expect him to resign the presidency this week. He's done.
103/ He told America for months and months and months he knew of no Russia connections on his campaign. But he *did*—as of March 31st, 2016.
So saith the document.
You should write an article instead of 100+ tweets
I prefer this way. Wouldn’t read an article as it would seem too large for me.
FYI @Stonekettle was warning this site contained malware just recently. I have not tested myself.
Thanks. I haven't experienced any problems with it
Ohhh, cryptocurrency mining. Got it.
FYI @Stonekettle warned recently that this site contains malware.
HE'S A LYING SACK OF SHIT WHO'S SCHEMED HIS WHOLE LIFE AND NOW IS FINALLY ABOUT TO FACE THE MUSIC! 🍿
And if he didn’t, he should be changed with STUPIDITY.
the best use of this gif ever!! You know Colbert is doing this right now!
Can't wait for tonight's monologue on @colbertlateshow
it's gonna be a hall-of-famer one!
Haha i know right! His next show ought a be a good one.
Any Idea who the "Professor" is and What about "Source D" from the SteeleDossier ?
Thank you @SethAbramson for explaining this all
Seth, I'm so appreciative of this and so glad I found you. It makes connecting the dots so much easier for us. Thank you!!
There is as of yet Zero connection to Manafort‘ prior dealings with Podesta group and Trumps campaign. To state otherwise is inaccurate.
This is an amazing piece of work - so clearly explaining such a comes set of circumstances. Thank you, and keep up the excellent work.
Watching from Canada. Thank you for breaking all this down.
Me, too.....great, as always
Sweet mother of god that was an amazing thread to read! I feel like I need a cigarette now. 😄
Seth, if this is Indictment B, who do you think A is for? 🤔
You mean *at least* as of March 31st, 2016. We still don't know if this goes back to Trump Moscow in 2013 or possibly even earlier.
Thanks. Super helpful
Happy Birthday (early) Seth!!! Thank you SO much for your tireless efforts to connect all the dots (conspirator's). MUCH appreciated! 🎂🎉🥂💕
What twitter acct spools tweets in order for easy reading? Anyone know...
Thank you @SethAbramson 4 all of the wk you hv done& continue 2do 2 explain the treasonous cancer tht is the trump presidency #sethisthebest
I wonder at this point.. where these 2 indicted individuals would be * kept* safest considering what can happen 2 those in situ like this?
Not that you need to be told AWESOME thread. But also thank you for making this process easier to understand.
103/ On the same day Papadopoulos told the campaign Putin wanted to meet Trump, Manafort suddenly changed the venue of the Mayflower speech.
104/ I reported in Spring 2017 that all the reasons for the Mayflower venue change (from the NPC) were lies. And this is now *confirmed*.
105/ As I said then, the Mayflower offered space for a VIP event away from the press—where Ambassador Kislyak could meet Trump and Sessions.
106/ From that moment on, Kislyak was in an ongoing conversation with Sessions—with July and September meets—on Trump's sanctions policy.
107/ The chances Trump didn't know his foreign policy head was secretly negotiating Trump's own sanctions policy with the Russians are zero.
108/ Indeed, by the time Trump gave his Mayflower speech, he may have known—per Papadopoulos' plea—Putin wanted to meet with him personally.
109/ There's little doubt that Trump's campaign—contra what the Center for the National Interest said—helped to set up the Mayflower event.
This all feels to good to be true. Like you're teasing me Seth.
Yes, Dimitri Simes vouching for you isnt all that compelling.
Are you trying to break the record on world’s longest tweet thread?
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If you get a moment, this might be a good time to tweet your fundraiser link!
Thank you Seth, I am GLUED to this...breaking for coffee and smokes only!
Hey @jack, Seth needs 280...... please give it to him
109 tweets. I think you need to use a different app sir
Perhaps, just MAYBE, you should have linked it to a blog post instead of a one hundred nine tweet thread. Just thinking out loud here.
109/ No tweets by Trump since the Papadopoulos news. Want to underscore how close to his political end Trump is now.
....Also, there is NO COLLUSION!
110/ Papadopoulos emailing a "high-ranking campaign official" May 4 asking "what do you think?" of a Kremlin meet underscores the lies...
111/ ...the members of the NatSec team told the media about Papadopoulos being aggressively "shut down" on that score on March 31st, 2016.
112/ For those rightly interested in the footnote on pg. 8 of the Papadopoulos plea: that's Manafort. We know from a Washington Post report.
113/ "The Footnote"—another smoking gun—confirms an earlier observation that Page was likely the "private citizen" Clovis later spoke of.
114/ Page was appropriately "low level" in the campaign, and the IC confirms he met with Russian officials during his July 2016 Moscow trip.
115/ A key but easily missed point: when the NatSec team was disbanded—unpaid—in July '16, Papadopoulos was one of the *only* men *kept on*.
116/ As late as September 2016, Papadopoulos was giving interviews with Russian media on Trump's no-sanctions Russia policy. That's telling.
117/ So there's no chance Trump can say Papadopoulos was a brief and/or marginal player—and the unnamed men in his plea are *all* big names.
118/ What's stunning is the Trump camp's willingness to meet Kremin officials face-to-face was *so* strong they sought meets *post-Page*.
119/ So per the IC, Page met Russian officials in July, yet by August—*after* hacking was known—Trump's camp still actively sought meetings.
120/ Understand: Papadopoulos was arrested *over three months ago*, so the volume of information Mueller has we don't know is *staggering*.
121/ Here's what's certain from the Papadopoulos plea: many more indictments are coming—and expect to start seeing White House resignations.
122/ Remember that—as I tweeted a week ago—Trump *elevated* Papadopoulos to a Russia-policy spokesman upon learning he was a Kremlin agent.
123/ By April 7, 2016—7 days after revealing himself—Papadopoulos was in Israel explaining Trump's Russia policy to well-connected Israelis.
124/ This despite the minimal professional qualification Papadopoulos had for being on the NatSec team having to do with Middle Eastern oil.
125/ So every action Trump and his team took in response to Papadopoulos outing himself as a Kremlin intermediary augmented his Russia role.
126/ And every action Trump and his team took once they knew they had a Kremlin intermediary aboard was to seek new secret ties with Russia.
127/ To understand why Trump will be impeached/resign, see a) The "TIHDC" meeting (see earlier in this thread), and b) The Mayflower Speech.
128/ Here is my March 2017 thread on the Mayflower Hotel speech—since confirmed in all particulars by major media.
Seth Abramson on Trump's Mayflower Conspiracy (with images, tweets) · loriaustex
A tweetstorm by Seth Abramson @SethAbramson
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129/ So, to sum up: today will be remembered as the beginning of the end of the Trump Administration. Keep thinking otherwise if you prefer.
130/ But today's the day to start preparing ourselves for the reality that what many have been saying about Trump for 10 months now is true.
131/ The Trump campaign colluded with Russia; Trump knew; Trump will be impeached or resign. It was said—and true—in March, and is true now.
132/ Please know that I and others who've been writing about this are *as amazed* as all of you are that all this is true. But it *is* true.
133/ What we're witnessing—and in real time—is the most spectacular and harrowing political and legal news story of any of our lifetimes.
134/ We must cast aside old notions of what sort of behavior is "likely" in a politician and how/whether independent journos can contribute.
135/ Things will get worse in America—very ugly—before they get better. We all must prepare ourselves now with knowledge of the facts. {end}
PS/ Things you'll hear today that are FALSE: Papadopoulos wasn't a top advisor; was with campaign briefly; plead to acts "outside" campaign.
PS2/ As to the last one: *every lie* Papadopoulos told the FBI was either a) about the Trump campaign, or b) to protect the Trump campaign.
PS3/ This can't be stated enough: the Trump/Sessions lunch today is wildly inappropriate and possibly illegal. Both men are FBI targets.
PS4/ They now *must* have outside witnesses present at the lunch, as any discussion of the Russia probe could constitute Witness Tampering.
PS5/ Media notices for tonight: I'll be on CNN International (9PM PST), BBC News (recorded for tomorrow AM), then BBC World Service (radio).
Thank you so much for the tweets analyzing the situation and explaining what is happening. I appreciate it!!
Please let us know approximate times for BBC TV/radio interviews. Thanks Seth!
Yes please do! Also, am I the only one who immediately thought of Seth when hearing the name Pappadopoulis? 🤔😎 #MuellerMonday
You're going to be very very busy, stock up on coffee and well done.
Big story on Fox is hamburger emojis.....
Thank you for what you're doing Seth!
Thank you Seth Abramson--the political implosion of our lifetimes (I lived thru Watergate) deserves Twitter thread of a lifetime. Carry on!
Seth. As a Brit following you for last 6 months. Proud of Your Work. You called it. Will be listening tomorrow
Link to charging docs, guilty plea, etc. justice.gov/sco
Yay @ BBC news. I'm in the UK. Thanks for your insights.
Is it possible that this could nullify the election? I can't see how it wouldn't. We've already proved they hacked the vote.
No. That will not happen
and why are you bringing up something completely unrelated? #whataboutism #russianbot
If he's dirty..he needs to go too imo
Well, why aren't you tweeting about Kevin Spacey?
It's too sad, I love him as an actor
b/c today is #MuellerMonday now get back to ur #TrumpSheep barn b4 ur #DictatorInChief knows ur gone #TrumpsGoinDown #TrumpRussia
YOU BELIEVE CNN IS FAKE ONLY BECAUSE TRUMP SAID IT IS. SINCE TRUMP IS A LIAR, YOUR POINT IS MOOT.
bc a united states president colluding with a foreign government is a tad bit more important.
Of which there is no evidence
Then i'm sure you'll be happy to wait it out and prove us all wrong.
You just read that 140 tweets and this is what you came up with? That's some serious denial there, cap'n.
Why did podesta step down? Why did Seth not mention it?
Because this thread is about the people indicted today
And not the real story. I get it
So if Tony is indicted tomorrow he will be all over it? I doubt it.
That's kind of like asking why you didn't mention a specific twig when discussing the trunk and branches of a tree...
Not really podesta is directly connected with manafort. Guess who else podesta is connected to?
Why would he? Because the answer is we don't know. If T.Podesta's involved in this, lock him up too. We're not all partisan hacks like you.
I'm not partisan, Seth is
Mmhmm, that's why in a case involving about 400 GOP people you're laser focused on the 1 & only Democrat, whose connection remains unknown.
Many believe both parties are the same. Many believe they all are puppets for bigger money. Both parties keep ramming us with debt and they
"Both parties keep ramming us with debt" NOPE. For over 35 years now, one party has consistently cut deficits, the other increased them.
One word. Obummer
Look all tough when cameras are on, but are pals when they are off. So theater basically? Acting for ugly people maybe?
Because he realizes that there is a lot of not quite legal goings on in the lobbying world, and Trump is from another world, so to speak.
He doesn't realize anything. It's all speculation worded In a way for sheep to think its fact
Like representing russia in DC while russia hates anything democrat? Lol
so basically you're saying "what about Podesta?" btw, your native language is russian
Not at all I'm saying he's next. And then Clinton
Lenny, you are some species of bot. Go away. Better yet, join your idol and get outta town.
Don't give a fuck if he goes down as long as Trump goes down too.
This isn't the Podesta of the emails. You know that right?
Вы надеетесь направить всю тему от новостей на главной странице к своей маленькой истории?
Who the hell knows. Does it nullify or even minimize any of Seth’s explanations?!
Oh sweet Jesus! 135+ tweets laying it all out and you're stuck on Podesta.
Is Lenny a Lenin nom de plume? Cute.
That's ridiculous Same reason he didn't mention Hillary and the uranium. Read his stuff. This isn't Attention Deficit hour. Focus.
Perhaps you should share that in your own Twitter feed. Here, now, is inappropriate.
And thanks for the link, but yeah, we know.
This man sold wmd's in iraq, so he has been paid and won't speak of such things. Can't trust him after a false war the left hated. Smh
You missed the header where Seth says this thread "analyzes legal and political aspects of their indictment and surrender." ?
Based on no facts whatsoever is the part you both left out
If you want evidence stick around and READ. If you want your biases confirmed, perhaps Fox News is your deal.
Business fell for podesta with his ukraine ties, might be just ahead for Tony honestly.
Maybe the same reason people don't engage flat-earthers.
Maybe they are on the same side, and maybe podesta group represented russia in washington. . .
Because it's not prodent to he thread. Obviously. Who gives a fuck about s lobbyist. We're talking about white house down here.
Let's see if I can explain this clearly: Because in light of everything else, IT ISN'T IMPORTANT.
Right according to you
Right. According to anybody following the news. A naval law professor just broke down what is happening. I listen to the experts.
Lenny, read the Grand Jury notes, then you will know why he stepped down.
Financial crimes in ukraine? Representing russia in washington? Or did they find kids from milk cartons in his basement? That's a joke btw
, like Mueller, is focused on the golden egg. Noise like your comments are insignificant.
Tony podesta is next. Remember this moment when you wake up
He has ties to Ukraine it seems. Maybe even more. Podesta group also repped russia to DC as a lobbying firm to improve its image. Maybe the
The dems are projecting their guilt and hoping they pals still in office will help them. I've heard russia same as weapons in iraq and as
Joseph goebbles said "repeat a lie enough and people believe it." So i saw a false war this way, and this stinks of "wmd's" and "terrorism"
140 TWEETS of "Why" wasnt strong enough 😐
He's just speculating
Way back in 2003. Support slowly grew. Now I've heard russia with 0 proof. And wasn't the meuller guy involved in the WMD fiasco, I think so
Happened just a few hrs ago. Not John Podesta, his brother.
If you were on a sinking ship wouldn't you bail? The cess pool is being scrubbed clean.
Because Podesta was not indicted today.
Because Seth is terrified of his followed leaving when podesta goes down and Seth didn't call it
Go back to your Russian cave, troll!
You think Dems care about podesta
Sorry @systemaddict there is only one Tweet, maybe it's not part of a thread? If you think I'm buggy, please let me know 🙂
This coming from an account made on the 19th October. OK, Tovarish.
I'm a patriot what are you? A blind sheep?
Dude is older than the president. Maybe he is senile. Maybe is complicit in something bad. Maybe rolled as part of investigation. No info.
Oh dear, there is no there there is why. When you can demonstrate, articulately, a connection then try again. Until then...
This is a fact. Podesta will be indicted next.
'lenny' is a kremlin bot... I REALLY wish @Twitter @jack @TwitterSafety would do something about them, they're literally slithering out of the woodwork!
I'm an American patriot. You can never shut us down sheep
I count at least 30 misinformed sheep in this thread
Lenny is a bot or troll
Lenny the man = 5 followers. Joined October 2017. They're like cockroaches.
I want to know how insane you have to be to write a 140 tweet thread. This man has magazine pathways in his house.
A look at Lenny's profile tells you that he's not on the level. Joined October 2017, has only 5 followers... has over 1000 tweets in that time.
This guy just read Seth's entire thread. Think on..he stuck with it then posted the feeblest of rebuttals..
Well, after all, @Lennytheman222 is a Bot, so he’s not well versed in rational thinking....nice try Len, but your five followers outed U
Why me when you deny that podesta is next to be indicted ?
No way he read 'em
They are so f-----G brainwashed. It's because they have the mind that can't keep up & understand, so easier to sound stupid than learn.
No tweets from Tweetaholic-In-Chief since the Papadopoulos news broke. 🤔
I'm guessing you didn't hear about Podestas link to manafort?
Doubt he is ignoring, as there is far bigger stories today. This is not about Right vs Left. It is not a football game.
Exactly then why is he clearly on the left?
Missing the point Lenny, This time it will be mostly the right, next time it could go the other way. Evil & greed come in all forms.
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Last time I checked he's not POTUS.
Exactly so what does manafort have to do with trump? Especially since his dealing were before the campaign?
They are material witnesses, not involved.
Because Tony isn't president?
Manafort is president?
We all know what's the final target.
Clinton yes exactly.
Ah, you're living in that world. Could've known.
Oh 'lenny' and your little 5 followers... is this the best vlad can come up with?
Who said he was ignoring it...?
He hasn't mentioned it once. Nor will he I guarantee it
If Tony Podesta is guilty, then go after him. Next?
Yes he's next. Then hillarys camp for uranium one
1) I'm switching between MSNBC and CNN right now. 2) Never heard of Tony, so don't care. Nothing to do with Hillary. 😁
Tony is johns brother. Who was the campaign manager for both Obama and Hillary. No big deal
Did u not read the article? It was not in cnjnctn 2 the news & it had been planned. They had been strgling & snds like r tryng new venture
Tony Podesta is not POTUS. If Tony Podesta is guilty I hope he is prosecuted to the full extent of the law just lije Trump, Sessions,et al.
If he is dirty he goes too. Do you see the connection to Manafort?
Because we now know the President is a crook who will not serve his term & might even go to jail.
Grow up. Not fake news.
Agreed but it's leading to podest next
nice deflection, comrade
Nothing saying Dems can't be caught up in this too.
You seem to be under the impression that the rest of the country gives a fuck which party the treasonous belong to. Good riddance to all.
The CIA isn't FakeNews, turn off FOX.
Seth is fake news
Wow. Amazing thread. Many many thanks, Will listen out for you on the BBC tomorrow am. Your analysis is a Public Service
Bravo Seth!!!! Thank you so much for your tireless work. And Happy Birthday, a bit early!!
Seth Abromson, thank you so much for your reporting, explanations, meanings & probable outcomes! This is amazing! 🤗🤗🤗
Is there a reason domestic news services aren't interested in you, even now after you've been highly accurate?
Please try to get on @maddow or @AriMelber
Thanks, ttthreads!
Did you mean to only get the postscripts?
Ok. It said 6 tweets. That is why I got confused.
Lol it seems to say that for everyone. But when you unroll it, it’s everything.
Sorry @cynnara there is only one Tweet, maybe it's not part of a thread? If you think I'm buggy, please let me know 🙂
Everything looks fabulous, @tttthreads.
^^JFC this thread ^^ Read it. #MuellerInvestigation
Thank you for all of your work helping us understand this.
The FBI interview where Papadopolous lied about his Russia contacts came on the same day, Jan. 27, Trump asked Comey for a loyalty pledge.
What do you make of Indictment "B"? Does that mean there's an "A"?
So, did they blow the questions in the press briefing today? Seems they allowed SHS to get away with saying GP never got anywhere with his attempts to set up meetings, etc.
Read them all. Thank you again. ☺
Wld love to see this thread Storified/made available in one long chain, if anyone can help with that. Thank you so much, Seth!
Happy Birthday! And Happy Indicment Day! 🎈 🎂
Read your whole thread with ever further dropping jaw and just wanted to thank you for explaining it all and putting it in perspective.
Thank you Seth for fighting for all Americans.
Where is Pence in all of this? Did he protect himself or does he have dirty hands, too?
Wow, so BBC World or BBC News 24? Do you know?
There is tea all over this bathroom floor now Paul.
You're starting to sound like overexcited Rachel Maddow on the release of Trump's taxes
Seth, you're currently getting Maddowed.
Appreciate the break down and the time it took outling this. Very informative
This is the most insane, rambling, fanciful tower of speculative nonsense I’ve ever seen. Acid brain damage maybe?
I’ll be recording. 😃
I expect slit wrists when none of this happens
Hey Seth, make sure you get around to reading the indictments sometime. That's way you'll make less of an idiot of yourself, going forward.
BTW you forgot to mention that the investigation is focussed on Manafort, Gates activities in Ukraine - as will be shown, with the Podestas.
Otherwise congrats on your epic threads, apart from being 100% wrong they are hilariously funny b/c of their utter derangement.
Imagine if the hammer drops November 8th, it will then become official "Lefty disappointment day".
That would be the perfect date!
Yo Seth, ever considered that Manafort/ Popadopolous were deliberately trying to entrap Trump - and he got rid of them? See, seems odd /..
/..that despite Papadopolous repeated attempts to get Trump to meet the Russians/Putin, he was repeatedly rebuffed. Almost as if Trump/..
/..was aware of exactly what was happening. But please, do keep ranting on your threads, they amuse me. PS Podestas next . Bye Seth!
Manafort was part of Clinton camp's "Pipe & Piper" scheme to help nominate Trump,that's why he offered to work for free.
It's amazing how he just ignores certain findings and pushes personal assumptions and thoughts as fact.
Manafort got Pence picked as VP. Is he in the crosshairs?
What I think would be helpful is a giant infographic on the time line of events showing when everything happened and who presumably knew what and when.
THANK YOU, Seth, for everything.
I am so grateful to you, Seth, for all the work you have done letting us know what is happening. It helped abate the fear. I celebrate...
... w/all good Americans. This is not over, will get worse before better, but we're on the way. #Peace
What an amazing read! Too bad it’s true!
How does Pence fit in to all of this? I heard that he was Manafort’s pick for VP?
How does this work with pardoning powers. Could papadopolous be freed and his testimony rendered null?
What about firing Mueller at this point? It seems this administration thinks it can do anything and propaganda will hold up.
Jesus man, get a blog
Seth, thank you for this unbelievably cogent thread. Thank you for all the work you do. Thank you.
You know you've written a book here between all these threads, right? I hope you have someone working on compiling it all for you. I'll copy edit when you're ready for that step in the process. 😊 See my bio for contact info.
👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
I will be watching. Thank you for your work.
Longest thread ever, but you are right in that we need to prepare. Grateful you are appearing on BBC. Please Unroll @tttthreads
Who the FUCK writes 140 tweets in a row?
You of all people need the 280 twitter character limit... I feel so informed and I feel the need to inform.
Good gracious, dude - you are REALLY in need of strong medication for your delusions.
Longest and best twitter thread ever! Thank you for your great reporting and great explanations. #ManafortMonday #Papadopoulos #TrumpRussia
When all this is done & dusted, we'll look at the conspiracy as intended: to help trump to help Russia. Putin's plan failed flat. He failed!
why do i feel that Kushner would more than likely be on Ivanka's shoulders, in that photo
And the chances of that happening is what? 🤔
Something close to, but not quite, 1.
And if they don't? What are the reprecussions?
It's 100% about Rosenstein.
Doubt that Perjury Boy Sessions knows that about the law.
Lord, I hope there are tapes (of this lunch).
You mean similar to that Lynch/Clinton meeting on the tarmac?
No Bill Clinton was not under investigation for anything at the time. They admitted the meeting after. Trump lied about EVERYTHING!
What the hell is wrong with you?
If that is the case, can @realDonaldTrump talk to anyone in the White House left over from campaign?
Can you address Pence's complicity? He was Manafort's choice.
Question - would Trump's tweets likely be used as evidence against him/others?
Trump already did that with Comey. He's now probably probing Sessions for information on how big this thing is, and potential damage.
They're both too #CORRUPT and #LIARS; that won't happen...we all know #JohnKelly won't enforce that rule... #IndictmentMonday...#RussiaGate😡
I still want to know if Trump is involved in Manafort money laundering conspiracy, does Trump Organization become avail to civil forfeiture?
(No comment)
Unless Sessions is wearing a wire. Poetic justice after Trump publicly humiliated Sessions? Or just Justice?
Remember when #rightwing heads exploded over Loretta Lynch meeting with Bill?
Jesus dude just write a dang article
Their guilty as sin ,and we the people know it...
Sessions is a nervous weakling no way hes not mic'd up w 45
No kidding. Talk about collusion.
But Pence will be there to make sure Trump and Sessions do nothing wrong! (yuk, yuk!)
Do they have to be told they are targets for this to be tampering?
Not a shocker. Inappropriate behavior is the norm for .@realDonaldTrump #MuellerMonday
‘Wildly inappropriate and possibly illegal’ describes pretty much everything the Trump admin has done since the election.
More coercion and Loyalty Oaths.
Thank you Seth and Happy Birthday.
Yet, no one does anything to uphold the wrongdoings.
U seriously need to stop lying just to appease your followers, just get through another day. Follow @__0HOUR1_ if u want to know the truth.
They're circling their wagons
Maybe Sessions is working with FBI?
So, how does Pence come into all of this? Is there enough already known that if Trump steps down/gets booted, Pence is out too?
If shown he was involved yes
Could someone be wearing a wire to lunch?
Trump worried so finding out if sessions know aNything! They called Comey the leaker tho' ! America has Rotten ppl leading it
Why exactly could this be illegal?
Menu: Traitor Cocktail, vile bile spleen salad served with gall dressing, chicken covered in sauce of lies, deceptions, & distractions
When did RW ever have any Integrity toward #WeThePeople's Democracy or Independence-We all need 2 Regulate 2 make this World work 4 us all
Reminds me of the contacts they had before Comey was fired. This may be a big deal.
Let them dig their own graves.
What are the chances Sessions is wearing a wire?
Highly unlikely in my opinion. He's one of them.
Collusion, collusion, collusion. #MuellerMonday
Its the president and the attorney general, a meeting means nothing the topic of conversation “could”.
I really hope ppl don't buy your drivel here...
Are you allergic to truth?
Can't believe they had lunch. Unreal.
Agree w @SethAbramson. Highly inappropriate, but has never stopped #Trump B4. Trump/Sessions lunch. #Resist #BoF #SAMeagle #GeeksResist #TW
PS3/ This can't be stated enough: the Trump/Sessions lunch today is wildly inappropriate and possibly illegal. Both men are FBI targets.
Getting their stories straight and discussing legal angles in plain sight today?
sessions was the key to the success of this conspiracy.if he didnt requese we would all be singing russian tunes
Both men are fucked and unkissed except by Sarah and Kelly Anne, oh, an Ryan. Oh, McConnell, too? Well, the ass kiss line is shortening up..
Pence was scheduled to be at the lunch meeting, too--maybe the purpose was to plan Trump & Session's resignations ;-)
Not as illegal as #Tarmac meeting between two ton @LorettaLynch and #BJClinton. FYI - #Sessions reports to @realDonaldTrump . #Illegallunch
holy shit. Forgot about that.
I'm sure they both wore wires, for future reference. Trusting ties they have.
Why stop now 😀it would be out of character 😂😂😂
Is it possible Sessions has been flipped, with this info in FBI's possession, and is now himself recording Trump?
Holy fuck, write a column, or a Facebook post. You needed that many tweets to say wahhhh? You do realize he is still the Pres, right?Dumbass
A conspiracy against the United States of America?
Did you know Podesta just stepped down amid the FBI probe? Do your followers know this or do you shield them from the truth?
Don’t be a moron. We’re fully ok with anyone involved getting what’s coming to them. Climb outside your bubble.
Geez. What you don't get is unlike you trumpians, lib/lefties don't look to just one person/source for all. WE READ POLITICO on our own!
ZERO implications of guilt can be drawn fm resignation. Of course we know how you clickservatives like to leap tall logic in a single bound.
Exactly. Then why are you getting guilt from manaforts indictment? He has nothing to do with Russian collusion.
Master spinner over here. If that was trump you would say he's definitely guilty. Come on now, don't be a hypocrite
do you think Mueller is investigating Pence as well? Seeing as he was picked by Manafort, i'd be surprised if he wasn't dirty as well.
I recall lots of dirt on Pence, but not specifics. Certainly plenty of reasons why Mueller wd target MP once Big Cheese is down for count.
But he was a volunteer.. Mk can’t wait for them all to go down
Briefing talks about Tax Cut for1% by talking about bars&drinking beer! THIS.IS.NOT.NORMAL. Meanwhile 2 INDICTMENTS & GUILTY PLEA .@PressSec
Thanks for the link to Abramson, so clear and helpful. (Takes me back to my dad explaining Watergate as it unfolded)
Abramson does a good job of explaining well. See also @alexandraerin for a slightly different take on things.
Thanks, I'm going to look at that too! (Also have followed background on the 'What Trump can teach us about Con Law' podcast.)
(a good job of explaining well... Come on Brislen. Learn some good England)
You do realize the Trump administration turned George in themselves right? They say what he was doing & handed paperwork over on their own
None of which matter, because they have his emails.
Trump posted a photo with Papadopoulos sitting with him and the rest of the top guys. A low level guy doesn't get that access.
That photo should be the response to any of the "who is this guy?" BS. They say a photo is worth a thousand tweets.
Are you listening to @PressSec
(Possibly sensitive)
bingo. that just happened
@OressSec Just shd He was a volunteer w little to do w campaign
Notice how Seth is now doing damage control when it comes out he was making things up again
BLIZZARD WARNING ⚠️: Call ALL yr MOC 202-224-3121 Ask them to #FireproofMueller & #ImpeachTrump NOW Text Resist to 59409 to write them same
Well? We have Indictments! And a guilty plea that implicates POTUS No More Delays #ImpeachTrump NOW!
yep! Sarah Huckabee Sanders is following script to a T
She's up there lying about it right this minute.
(Possibly sensitive)
I can't wait to hear the story of how Jared is hardly in the family
Papadopolis was a shot across the bow to say we're coming, TreasonGate. Gates & Manafort are message saying, we're coming for you, Trump.
ya think alien hands would take a hint from Mueller and resign but no..he wants to shame his family and friends first.
I have no doubt, that in Chump's mind, he is unequivocally innocent of any and all charges.
She just called him a volunteer! @PressSec
At this moment, that appears to be exactly what Huckabee Sanders is doing. Classic.
Show of hands, who else thinks the Female Russian National from Papadopoulos plea is none other than the Natalia Veselnitskaya who met w/Jr?
Of course-they are all innocent, right? Manafort, Conway, Bannon, Stone when they say A-Team it meant Avoidance? or Arrested First!
Not a "Volunteer", then.
Need Pay Stubs
Just heard that one...@PressSec
Damn. Word for word from Sarah Huckabee’s mouth.
Already happening
+@PressSec says Papadopoulos worked in an “extremely limited” capacity on the campaign
Per Sarah H. - he was a volunteer !
Is this really a thread of 135 tweets?
Yes and worth every minute it took to read!
is saying EXACTLY that now. So predictable.
All sarah sander’s answers were predictable - distance, deny, minimize.
You’re really smart.
Sarah Sanders is saying those exact things now!
Yep. Sanders already at it.
Sanders did say exactly those things. Did you post this before she said it?
At the Vatican when the smoke is black they are waiting for the nomination of a new Pope. With #Trump the smoke is black sinceDay1 & B4🙈
Thank you for taking the time to do this thread. 👍
Already happening from GOP & Russian Trolls!
Posited today by @SHSanders45 --check!
Pretty much exactly what was said today!!!
NOTE/ You can find the POSTSCRIPTS to this thread at this link:
PS/ Things you'll hear today that are FALSE: Papadopoulos wasn't a top advisor; was with campaign briefly; plead to acts "outside" campaign.
SHS just said he was a volunteer on a committee that met once...
She too was an advisor. She's prob shakin in her shoes.
Trump selected all these people that worked for him and for Russian interests, whether paid, unpaid, volunteering, appointed, etc.
wow. can't say much else.
how sadly true
Thank you Seth!! You have given me the best b-day gift ever!!
Trump would never resign. He has no accountability and is a complete narcissist. He will hold on to the very bitter end.
Sessions resigns, Mueller fired?
You have a fan here. Brilliant work. Thanks.
👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
I hope The biggest trump diversion will not be an attack on N. Korea but........
What's the deal w/use of "Company A" and "Company B" in Manafort indictment?
I know this isn't the priority at the moment, but after this all concludes, please turn this into a podcast or something. Fascinating stuff.
What do you know that implicates Pence? (Sessions? Manafort?...)
I know this. No one left with vp pence at NFL kneeler show.... Bye pence
I hope I speak for us all when I say
Thank you for all of your work on this.
This is so depressing, and I know, a necessary condition until we collectively reclaim our sanity and unity. Thank you again for your work.
Thank you, Seth. Pleasure having you in my feed. (Well, "pleasure" may not be the right word for it...)
Your explanations keep me sane.
Thank you..just amazing..wow
Thanx for your dedication and all the information in this excellent thread, Sir.
You are the absolute best there is w all the facts and laying them out perfectly to comprehend for the American ppl! You are a true patriot
Please unroll @tttthreads - thank you!
Thanks do much for sharing all of this. You've summarised everything so clearly and neatly. I bet your mentions are a little berserk... ;)
Don't end it. This is the best thread I have ever read.
Exciting morning but concerned w/how Trumps follower around us will respond.Most we know are heavily armed and mad. Good time to vaca to MX
Thank you for this it was very informative
Seth, you mentioned earlier you were getting interview requests. Will you be doing any, and if so, when and where?
The ideas/actions of the republican actors are quite stunning in & of themselves. This blowing up collectively is an odd blessing.?!? 🤣🤣🤣
And oh, let me be clear, this also applies to ANY Democrats that allowed themselves to be sucked in to this horror show.
Didn’t you once say FBI likes to know answers before, asking questions? Makes perjury charges a snap, w/o even proving a crime.
Hooray for lawyers 👍👍👏
Shouldn’t there be a new election? I’m not seeing anything about this anywhere...
So, when Trump leaves office and his neo-nazis and fascists take to the street with violence, who will stop them?
The police and military
The other side has guns too.
The armed forces
Law enforcement?
People of good conscience. There are many of us.
This is why it’s important that NOBODY convinced people that punching Nazi’s make you the fascist. Times like these.
Eugh, grammar nazis will have me for that..
A lot of fists. My grandpa taught me young, you can punch a nazi.
If they decide to do that, their fate will be the same as that of all the other facists that have tried it...
It will take a while but they will be ruthlessly put down.
We will. There are a lot more of us than there are of them.
That's what I am worried about. Of course they are the ones with their arsenals, thanks to the 2nd amendment.
Thanks for the replies. I have no faith in police and was under the (false?) impression military can't touch civilians on American soil.
This is what my husband fears
Thanks for all the information, clarification, explanation. It's so much to take in. Ur commentary makes comprehension much more attainable
Fantastic thread! Thanks for explaining and keeping us up to date. #MuellerMonday
my god. thank you for all you’re doing.
Gird your loins 😬
The bastard’s going to go full term, isn’t he?
And then there is the reality of Pence.
When people question why I'm so sure about this, I'm just going to point them to your Feed.
Very much appreciate your effort in laying this out. Thank you!
135? Dude.... How many facts you got in this tweetstorm?
Thanks for UR extremely thorough analysis. What steps (if any) are being taken 2 safeguard our future elections from Russian interference?
Thank you Seth. I've been following you for a while now. You find a way to make things understandable.
Longest Twitter thread ever and a masterpiece. Bravo sir.
Absolutely fantastic journalism Seth. Thanks for breaking it all down. Time to repost your PayPal link.
Stunning...... even though I pd. Attention thru out this..i am still stunned that an american, a presidential candidate did this!
These are not facts hahahhahahaha
Great commentary there, Lenny...
What the fuck are you talking about? What does TONY Podesta, not John, but Tony have to do with anything? Go away Russian bot.
Tony podesta worked with manafort. Podesta is johns brother. He had a dnc lobbying firm which funneled money. Need anymore?
Okay but what’s your point?
You know what? Nvm you’re an insane person. Have fun with your head in the sand.
What's my point? This all leads to the Clintons and democrats. Don't be so easily fooled by the liberal just because they scream the loudest
Lenny's a moron!!!!😩😩😩
Um...they are clearly documented. I thought you folks only hated undocumented things?
Wrong Podesta. This guy also had fingers in Ukraine and will probably be charged with money laundering if he didn't properly report income.
Thanks for that, Lenny. Do you have anything to back this up? Or should I just stick with the Prof's thread?
I've actually finished Seth's - so more entertainment! Cheers!
Did you know about podesta? Seth didn't tell you the truth? He stepped down amid investigations
Manafort is connected to podesta. Podesta has a dnc lobbying firm. Podesta is brother me to the campaign manager of Hillary.
It really looks as though all US politics is in the pocket of Putin...
According to the media. However are you and I influenced by Russia? Hahah no right?
Russia bots gonna hate.
Not to a stupid bot teeheehee
Lol you got nothing but lies gop lies.
Your a liar bot gop liar bot no truth in ya
What did Pence and Ryan know? They're the next in line. If , when Cheetolini goes, who steps in?
Pence may be on the hook for seeing something and not saying anything (SOP in DC) but I think Ryan is too far removed from POTUS.
I'd never seen your Twitter before today, Seth. All I can say is this was some good tweeting. Lofty tweeting.
Thank you Mr. Abramson! You are indispensable!
fantastic thread Seth, but what about mike pence? he obviously can't claim ignorance of this whole mess
So, if Trump colluded, for the funsies, how will america have to retaliate and against who, if this is true?
Well, Trump said he wasn’t like other politicians........we just didn’t know how right he was!
Fascinating analysis. Thank you for your dedication.
Is there any chance he’ll get punishment?
Thank you for this. Been hanging on every new tweet all day.
Thanks for taking the time to write that thread. Very informative
Thank you so much again for your dedication and commitment to this. You are instrumental in shedding light on this complicated subject.
The most riveting real-time thread I have ever read - gripping (but profoundly disconcerting)!
Is there any way Pence will be involved in any of this? Trump only fiddles with the buttons, Pence knows how to work them. Pence is scarier.
Your threads are my favorite threads.
Thank you for this thread. I must admit that I've never read a 135 tweet thread before...but it was worth it.
Wtf is the press secretary SHS talking about with this little tax story?
And note the Putin bots out in mass today. Armies marching.
Very long thread but everybody should read this - he says it’s beginning of end for Trump.
Do you think those involved were PAID workers of campaign or Volunteers as WHPressSec is currently saying?
👏Bravo - thank you for such an informative thread.
Wonderful thread. Thank you. If only we can get the same critical coverage of Brexit to save the UK from disaster.
So my question is what about the VP? Is he in on this as well? What about the RNC, were they involved because of Priebus? Where does it end?
This nation will have a new birth of freedom—& that government of the people, by the people, for the people, will not perish from the earth.
We must acknowledge the fact that no matter how Mueller has Trump dead to rights on anything, his power to pardon can screw everything. SMH
Thank you- very helpful and clear
I love you, maaan [stoner inflection] ☺️
TY bigly. BTW if u see any tangents to Pence plz call it out. It wud be helpful if Pence resigned b4 trump. Then a new VP cud be named.
America must face its weakness Russia exploited, along with the weaknesses DJT exploited & GOP has empowered over the years. Recovery.
how do you mean ugly.. do you mean violence? i’m african american and wide is white. i saw what happened to biracial cpl other day
What a superb, informed thread. Thank you.
write a blog you fucking psycho
Seth I'm not preparing myself with any knowledge that requires reading a 135 post thread. Use medium for Christ's sake
THANK YOU!
A real blog post or article might serve you and the community better than a thread like this.
Thank you so much for keeping us informed, & for your time & energy to help us understand the how's & whys of investigation.
Thank you @SethAbramson for this comprehensive breakdown of the Mueller investigation.
135 tweets in a row. Are you mad?
How does one prepare for the *very ugly* ? Truly asking...
As much as I'm glad that these liars & thieves are being exposed, it's a sad day for our country once again. Our country is disgraced /1
And our President facing impeachment or resignation. I want DT & his band of treasonous thieves with him. But I feel sad for all of us/2
That our country has to be put through this Again! I hope we weather this very Rocky road ahead. We need OUR country back!
I'm ready. This fight is worth it for me, my family and the country.
holy shit dude, just write an article or something, no one wants a 135 tweet thread
So, in Trump's shoes what would I do? Launch a nuclear attack on North Korea to create a 'diversion'?
Jesus. 300 posts. Is the school aware of your activity on Twitter on their dime. Remind me not to send my kids to @UofNH
Catch those IMPORTANT WORDS *****KNOWLEDGE AND FACTS***********
Someone is suffering from acute TDS lol. 135!!! Damn it must suck to be against America’s best interests
To everyone saying they won't read this crucial work by the author because it's in the wrong medium need to suck it up.
Your thread is well worth the few minutes it takes to read (&re-read). It’s like an oral murder board, lots of mental tacks and string!
things are not getting worse. You're opening your eyes to realize how horrific it's actually been all along.
Bravo sir. Presuming all you said is true, and there’s no reason to believe it wouldn’t be, the most succinct explanation of this I’ve seen. I’ll be watching this from across the pond - a sad but, perversely, spellbinding situation.
Someone please give this man 280 characters.
135 deep. Plus postscripts. Ok, i’ll read all of them now. @Twitter @jack - figure this out? We need this kind of journalism.
I fear your accuracy here - what ugliness can we expect?
How could things get worse than Obama Austerity, Homeless increase, Largest income disparity since Civil War & perpetual spying & War?
Going to get ugly
The most important fact of all. We must continue to fight for justice and for the "Everyday" people!!
All extremely interesting, but isn't this an article rather than a million tweets? It's like reading a novel from a bunch of post-it notes.
your journal is my favorite!
That like no other time in history, a coordinated attack on United States was attempted with Americans!!!
Great summary!!! Amazing work!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Look how some of the nets handling news 2day, still permitting paid hacks 2 deflect 2 HRC &Obama. Feeds Fox refugees but destroys our nation
Amazing thread. Thank you for your hard work
You sir deserve a Pulitzer for what you have been doing for months. Thank you for keeping us informed.
Buried in your brilliant (as always) thread THIS is the most significant tweet for when I discuss all this with my 5 and 7 yo sons some day
Except it has nothing to do with Russian collusion you conspiracy monger
What does this prove? Seth is a conspiracy theorist
Good! If he is a traitor he should be punished! Please don't think this is one sided! All guilty parties need to go
Well, I remember Watergate, and must absolutely agree.
Bigger than Watergate?
You are obviously too young to remember Watergate.
Timely it's Hallloween. Nothing more scary than treasonous, corrupt government officials
And Fox News is reporting on Halloween candy.
I know. Haven't gotten squat done for about 16 months :) Always been news junkie; as citizen this scary, but as news junkie is fentanyl.
Harrowing, indeed. Question is, when this miserable chapter is over, can all the damage ever be repaired? I love our country. Sad.
I fear what a new normal might look like; that recent cracks to US' very foundation & trust will forever mar who we are. Sigh.
Mmmm don’t forget Watergate, but this is much more satisfying because the GOP is completely behind the corruption.
WHAT A SLEAZY CRIMINAL DJT IS. HE MAKES RMN, JFK, AGNEW, WJC LOOK LIKE SAINTS. HE'S THE GODFATHER OF THE TRUMP INTERNATIONAL CRIME FAMILY!
And I would like it to be the last. Thank you very much.
Amen to that Seth - the Nixon impeachment was ugly but this fiasco is pure evil!
Never doubted for a second that it was true. This will go down as one of the happiest days of my lifetime
Can you storify this entire thread for future reference?
This is a fight for our Democracy, while some journos fighting for viewers fleeing @FoxNews and @GOP still fighting 4 taxcuts. #Mueller
"the most spectacular and harrowing political and legal news story of any of our lifetimes" Not to mention the most desirable and pleasant
This is much bigger than Watergate. I watched that on a black and white tv long ago. My ex didn't believe...til the end. #TrumpRussia
Yes....but what about the great baseball game last night? IdiotInChief
I remember Watergate. It pales in comparison to this. Trump and has apologists and supporters have jeopardized our democracy. #RussiaGate
Not to get ahead of ourselves, but is there any indications as to where Pence fits in, or is that forthcoming? Your opinion
Consider that R knew they were ultimately going to be caught and kept Pence clean - so they take the WH anyway and blame it all on crazy T.
There has to be serious discussions about nullifying this entire election as fruit of the poisonous tree. Otherwise R strategy wins.
How many Watergates is this? 2x, 5x, 10x ?!
Given plenty of dirt on Dem behavior in #Ukraine & how that triggered Putin, #Brexit/#AaronMarks links, we may see WWI Fall of Eagles scale
Also the most excessive tweet thread ever that should just be a blog entry... :-/
It's actually more a technology story. #Computationalpropaganda & #weaponizedAI #fakenews came of age on our watch. Now we have to kill it
I am so glad that I can chalk American politics up as SEP. :D
I should be sad that we are in this mess. So sadly... I'm happy that it has begun!
read the thread. Mental stuff.
If its true its fucked up and they dont watch enough movies...use burners and fake emails why use all you're own stuff? 😂
In the US. I'm only about 50 and have seen some harrowing shit in my life.
Instead of 'our lifetimes' we could expand that statement to include all of American history or indeed history of all of western domcracy.
Yep. Anyone who says they don't like History is missing one of America's biggest History lessons.
I'm just hoping our history of *not* holding powerful people accountable doesn't apply. If Nixon hadn't been pardoned, we might not be here.
Gerald Ford's long history of playing without a helmet haunts us still.
If we'd held Nixon accountable for W'gate, we might've avoided Iran-Contra, & torture, & illegal war, & this clusterfk.
But then there'd be no Ollie North!!
And what a loss that would be... 🙄
Now I know how my parents felt witnessing watergate, although, this is so much bigger than watergate.
If you have another way to witness this besides in real time, please let me know how.
I haven't yet perfected my time machine. Until that happens, I must be content with Seth, .@benjaminwittes, .@Susan_Hennessey, .@maddow
, .@nytimes, .@washingtonpost .@NPR and other principled, pragmatic investigative journalists
I'm sorry, we're you *alive* during Iran-Contra?That has this beat by *miles*. The Iranians held Americans hostage for *year* in collusion w/the Reagan/Bush campaign, only releasing them hours after Reagan was sworn in. And that's to say nothing of what went on in Nicaragua.
Just another day in the society of the spectacle. Yawn.
I'd say Nixon's invasion of Cambodia is still king of the harrowing event cycles.
, this is BUCK WILD considering that there are people alive today who saw WWII, Duke shootings, JFK assassinated, 9/11 (???)
I mean, yeah, I think the adjectives are a bit exaggerated? But still the only historical example of anything close to this is Watergate
At least seen from a quite-possibly-democracy-is-at-stake standpoint, it may be unique? Historical impact hard to gauge in the present
But, still, I don’t think most people wake up each day and think ‘Today will be discussed in history books’
And regardless of the overall outcome, I think today might be
And mainly I am waiting for facts to emerge and reading credible sources and thinking as best I can
I think it's possible that some things are a known quantity. 9/11. Trayvon Martin. Space-X landing an orbital booster.
I think today has little to do with the total investigation unless Manafort rolls on Trump. (If there is anything to reveal after all.)
This isn't a break in, nor Deep Throat, nor the destruction of tapes, nor testimony on the Senate floor. It's nothing until it's something.
Mueller may know (probably knows?) far more than what's been revealed. Which is why investigation continues until he reaches his conclusions
Trump twitter silent for 16 hrs now
thank you for walking us all through this. I am grateful. And happy birthday. 🎉🍰
For me the #1 question right now is how far does this go down. Pence? Ryan? McConnell? Are they patsy's or did they know?
What happens in the event this all comes to pass? I'd love to know thoughts about Pence and administration at large esp. in light of Clinton
Outstanding work. Well done.
Why would you be amazed? Trump plainly obstructed the investigation. Why would he have done that if not because it's all true?
Thanks for all your hard work, this is definitely worth the read.
In that is hope that trump's base were ignorant of this and will retreat as they learn more.
Thank you for all you have done. You have been my "rock" through all of this.
I’m not amazed. But I am outraged.
It is your opinion. Just as writers had opinions about Sec of State misconduct. President Trump will be re-elected in 2020. My opinion
If that happened #Calexit & #Hawexit would follow almost instantly. @Apple @Google @Tesla literally cannot operate from US soil under Trump
It's really not opinion, it's evidence.
You guys are amazed only because you did not see #computationalpropaganda & #weaponizedAI coming. Rapidly wikified truth is ONLY defense.
The master player here may be @JulianAssange - it seems everyone relied on @wikileaks to some degree so timing disclosures is a superpower.
I'm not amazed that this is true. I'm amazed that; A. Mueller wasn't fired. B. TOO many people are still in denial. C. Trump got this far.
please expand this man's character count. Clearly, he has stuff to say and needs it.
I’m glad your there to tell us what’s true and what’s false. Whatever would we do without you. 🙄🙄🙄🙄
No, I'm just amazed something wasn't done a year ago
Damn! You know how to break it down. I appreciate it
Our shock,awe and disbelief is part of their nefarious strategy. As is wearing us done with chaos of all sorts.
What if congress turns a blind eye and don’t impeach?
You probably want to take a breath now dude. Great thread though!
This whole thread is a triumph.
If only trump has said “believe me” after tweeting NO COLLUSION I would have believed him.
Also - in just a few hours, it feels like Mueller has gone from target-for-firing to unfireable. Is that right?
yes, but he broadcast he will pardon everyone...can he still do that??
I’m so happy for you (the US) that you will be freeing yourself of the hostage situation you have been in! ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Your lips to Gods ears.
Don Jr.'s meeting didn't get an impeachment, this won't either. Need to give this time to cook and family members to get charged.
Still no evidence
Great thread! Thanks for spelling it out so clearly!
Conspiracy nut alert, sheesh. Got get some air.
Trump must have thought that by bringing family to the WH, low-lifes into cabinet, it would keep people busy and out of the russia contact.
I think I love you.
And... @SpeakerRyan and @SenateMajLdr McConnell are complicit.
Manafort getting arrested had NOTHING to do with Russia! It had to do with taxes back in 2005
hope you're right
What about Pence?
January. Boo-yah.
Mark my words: Donald J. Trump is going to be the first U.S. president to be impeached, convicted and removed from office. 📜⚖️🇺🇸
Ted Lieu on Twitter
“I read the highly classified Intelligence Report on #Russian #hacking. @realDonaldTrump is not telling the truth. https://t.co/ht41C0HiQn”
twitter.com
(I mean, we were probably both thinking this in November … )
And then we go after creepy Pence! He’s complicit!
But how do we know the GOP in Congress won't just shrug their shoulders, refuse to comment, and do nothing? They have so far!
Proof of collusion?
Campaign chair denies financial relationship between Trump and Russia July 27, 2016, 07:15 AM
Need more Seth?
Notice all the names are connected to Trump not one says Hillary!
Omg so many lies. Is that why Mueller will be wrapping up the investigation by possibly this Friday?
What happens to Pence? Is he out too since he was part of the campaign? Will we see President Ryan?
I'm afraid Trump will find some much scarier third exit option.
He would save us all a lot of time and stress if he would just hop on a plane and defect to Russia... hint hint @realDonaldTrump GET OUT
Here's a good thread for you, Quezonomics @alex_forreal Enjoy.
Still unclear to me what trump did that was illegal
I have been following you for a while. I just want to say thank you for all your work. Today your tweets were extra amazing.
What happens if Trump fires Mueller? Does the investigation still continue?
idiot this deal was struck in Summer with Manifort. For the live of God, get a grip. Manifort WORKED WITH PODESTA's. DIRECT LINK TO HILLS
I sincerely believe Trump will start WWIII before he'd let himself be impeached or before he'd resign. No bounds to his pathology! See past!
Do you really believe the Republican obstructed House will ever have the votes to impeach Trump?
he just seems to be made of Teflon. I hope you're right.
Still waiting smart guy 👍👍🇺🇸🇺🇸
1. Here's a tale of rampant crime. A Fusion of a Manafort & a Papadopoulos, with a Podesta Group on the side.
Comment on the Trump-fires-Mueller scenario?
the bad news, right? That he'll burn the country down rather than fly off in a chopper to ignominy like Nixon?
What about Pence? Any indication if/how much he was involved?
But what you've been saying for 10 months is "this is the beginning of the end!" (Just like 129) Ever hear of the boy who cried wolf?
It’s such a feeling of relief, but also dread. We are seeing proof that they worked with Russia but how do we get this lunatic out.
I look very forward to saying "I told you so" to the few Trump supporters I know. For now, I'll be happy to celebrate with a bottle of red.
Must say congrats to Seth. You pointed out weeks ago that Papadapoulas was the biggy. YOU NAILED IT BEFORE ANYONE. GREAT JOB!
Today must be celebrated just like 4th of JULY. Just keep his “liddle” hands off the nuclear code.
It's now PROVEN, but it's always been true. Most of us never doubted it.
Today is also the day that I put the champagne, that I bought back in November... back in the fridge
Trumpettes are starting the Kubler-Ross grieving, starting with denial. Change leading to acceptance, even w/facts, hard 4 some.
Also 30 plus years
Did you read the indictment? No trump no Russia.
This is the best ive felt since November 9. Almost a year.
Your site has bitcoin mining in it, avoiding from now on.
Uh.. Ohhhh 💩🇷🇺💩
This is amazing..you are the best
Big takeaway: Mueller's HUGE scope. Indictments on $ laundering and collusion, not Comey. Trump can't believe he escapes that vast a net.
Seth your knowledge and effort has been truly appreciated!!!!!!
1/280 I'm going to attempt to thank you for this thread and all of the hard work you do in the same style that you have written it.
Really hope you're right but I'm skeptical, he will try and avoid as much as possible, the powerful nearly always win :/
Seth....that was enough thread to make a three piece suit...or better yet...a half a dozen orange jump suits!
Re Mayf Hotel-do you think Rosnoft payoff/identities of 3 ambassadors invited/whole set-up how orchestrated will ever be focus? Seems v big.
Write a fucking blog, dude
The best Monday EVER 🇺🇸👏🏽😃
I'm afraid to believe for fear they will wiggle out from under it. If there is a way, these scumbags will find it.
Awesome job Seth!
Yes!! This is true meaning of #MAGA !
It will be the beginning of the Pence Administration. I can't say I am that much comforted.
to read indictments and pop's plea is comforting. Invest casting a bigger net than imaginable, no way any closet big enough to hide Pence
If Republicans refuse to impeach or convict, how is it that this administration ends? (months old question)
Or the beginning of the end of the United States....
I would be still leery of calling the chicken before it's fully hatched. We know how slippery, historically, 🇷🇺🍊🤡 has been.
Either the beginning of the end of trump or the beginning of the end of the U.S.
Fox News keeps talking about this somehow being far from the Special Counsel's original mission. They do seem grim today...
Almost exactly on the election anniversary!
Sure. But the beginning of the end of the Democratic Party as a national party already happened, so what's the diff?
I'm cautiously optimistic.
I just don't want to get my hopes up, so will stay in denial for now
And also the beginning of the end for all those Congressional do-nothing crooks that enabled trump: Ryan, McConnell, Ran Paul, Reince, ETC
Seth has been bang on so far. This thread gives me hope
Amazing, my 35th birthday will always remember this
I don't prefer to keep thinking otherwise, I just don't have any kind of faith in natural justice anymore.
Jesus Christ I hope you're right.
Please, please let them get Pence too...
I prefer to think it IS, thank you very much! :)
Oh man. I'm so afraid to be believe this but also so ready to feel hopeful...
Next to go to jail will be Podesta. Keep believing the delusions Seth is feeding you. Indictments are online read for yourself.
Historically Defining Moment...
Please be right!
I sure hope you're right! Much damage already done though but to prevent further damage.
Thank you!👏👏👏
I worry that "this will be the straw that breaks the camel's back" makes the less and less warranted assumption that the camel isn't dead.
You do realize these charges are from years before his 3 month stint as campaign mgr, right?
😂😂😂😂😂
LOLOL. You didn't read the indictment. 😂
SO why are the Podesta brothers lawyering up & Tony stepping down from lobbying company?
Dude too much yoga.
Your mind is an intellectual wasteland, Abramson. Seek help.
LMAO. It means they have nothing on Trump. Zero. Nada. Zilch.
Too funny. All roads lead to dirty Democrats. Can you spell PODESTA?
haha. The hubris
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes your name is Seth.
How can a person be so wrong? It's kind of sad broadcasting "wishes" and "hopes" and "dreams" as if they are breaking news.
All 2 followers agree
Lol fun stuff you guys will never learn to keep your mouth shut, will you? Take a breath and open your eyes. Hope the truth dosent break you
That's the biggest pile of CRAP I'll ever see!
I had to screencap this because I'm sure this tweet will age just MAGNIFICENTLY.
I can’t remember, wasn’t that a 93% chance?
Well I’d like to believe that. But I won’t hold my breath.
“Manic Monday” will forever be remembered as the day Trump met his Waterloo
Does this mean we can undo Gorsuch?
I'll remember today as the day Wikileaks disclosed his source as Hillary's own STATE DEPARTMENT
If grab em by P*s*y didn’t break him I’m not sure anything will.
Thank God. another great thread. Thanks Seth
From your mouth to God’s ears baby!
I can condense your 129 tweets to this one sentence ➡️ Stupidest damn thing I’ve ever heard.
You poor thing
Our thoughts are with you from Aus 🇦🇺 Here's hoping that madman goes.
Are u retarded or purposely stating bold faced lies about Trump?? I dont get why anyone would be saying the b.s. u say.. Can u prove it?
My favorite story!
Did you just cite your own conspiracy theory? Why are people so gullible?
Let's not forget that manafort was not arrested for colluding with Russia
So, basically Trump et al conspired w/Russians against a fellow US Citizen (Hillary)threw HRC to the wolves {constituents} for personal gain
This is an epic thread.
Outstanding! Kudos
Excellent work Seth. I’ve learned so much. Thank you.
And the award for best twitter thread goes to...Seth-thatwasfreakingawesome-Abramson
Thank you for sharing.
Great reporting...our country sold out via these mercenary bastards.The corruption, the total absence of ethics is astounding - exceptional!
The BIG Question - WHEN WILL GOP representative come to grips with THE TRUTH and STOP the LYING TRUMP BS! Lock him up! #LockHimUp
Please PROTECT yourself! I've NO doubt that following Putin Playbook ppl will/ hv died Ex:suicide of 83 y.o. man who tried 2 buy HC emails
Do not put it beyond Trump & Mafia behavior 2 assassinate ppl Pressure is ON & you R part now BE CAREFUL Please #TraitorTrump #DonTheCon
How are we going to blame Hillary? Ha ha ha ha....
This thread was amazing! Long, but so worth the read!
That moment when your followers realize manaforts indictment had nothing to do with Russian collusion
Hahaha why are your followers so gullible? Charges are from before he was on trump campaign. Sorry sheep
Well at least now we know for sure you can't read anything for yourself and you're just spitting out talking points.
How? I stated facts
The charges go right through 2016 but we are on to Papadopoulos. We all know this Manafort thing is to get him to sing. Pap already spilled
Pap is a conspiracy theory that only sheep blinded by Seth believe. Trust me on that one
loooool. The conspiracy of his own testimony? Who is the sheep now? Like seriously I'm not even hating just take a step back
Do you realize manafort didn't collide with Russia?
I realise the indictment is about laundering money and working with Russian agents in other countries then lying about it. Moot point really
Moot? What does this have to do with trump colluding with Russia to win an election? Wake up
The desperation is so real with you, one can almost touch it. Just sit back and watch it all unfold.
Say, has Trump signed off on that Russian sanction stuff yet?
At the top of the hour, we'll be asking the big question: Are Feet Shoes?
DonTrumpJr first tweet {retweet} on today's indictment is not on Manafort .. lol... his tweet is on Papadopoulos claiming Pap LIED to Feds
I wonder how you will keep followers after this Seth?
Use a format that isn't Twitter
"Impeached"? You're assuming that GOP will behave ethically. This is not your father's GOP. This is the ALT-RIGHT GOP.
please tell me you're following this thread
In lunch meeting happening now with Sessions/Pence - what are the odds he's asking if he can fire Mueller? And can he?
read this. Is amazing.
I'm happily married but I want all twitter to know this... I am officially in love with Seth Abramson 😍. Thank you SO much Seth!
This makes sense. Papadopolous got info from Russian Professor on 4/26.
4/27 was Mayflower Speech
You guys might want to read up on this text.
Hypothetical: if Trump does resign, will Mueller forgo seeking an indictment on him? Will he be able to just walk away scott-free?
Then there’s dirty money laundry for the Russian mafia, if required. There’s no way Trump is clean on that, Mueller surely has evidence ⚡️
Bravo! If you don’t already have a book contract, you’ll get one soon. @PublishersWkly
Excellent thread! I'm so fricking giddy right now! Happy early birthday Seth!!!🎈🎈🎈🎉🎉🎉
Good Lord. Going now to get a drawing tablet and colored pens. Gonna start over. Good Lord.
Wow😳just wow ! So any guess on who will be left standing after all the traitors fall?
Nice thread Seth. Great work.
You are making a big assumption that the @GOP will impeach. we know DJT will NEVER resign
That moment when people realize manafort was not arrested for collusion with Russia
The hell he wasn't. Maybe quit watching faux news.
Maybe read facts and don't get your information from a liberal conspiracy theorist?
Trump is guilty, he worked with the Russians to STEAL the 2016 election, and he's going down. Bigly. Prepare yourself accordingly.
Based on what proof? There's not one shred. But it's ok keep getting brainwashed by Seth
***BOT*** and 🔼⬆️🔼⬆️propagandist
Where do you think Manafort was laundering money from? Russia.
Ukraine is not Russia hahahahhaha
The party he was working for was Putin advocate. They hired Manafort to put a Putin flunky in office. Just like here.
If something was illegal, it will come out, and should be prosecuted. Like money laundering. Like obstruction. Witness tampering.
Oh I totally agree. But this Russian collusion investigation still has not found anything. And won't in connection to trump
For a second let's say you're right. Trump colluded with Russia. To achieve what? Make money? He's already got money. Why then?
He hasn't got money. He's lost an awful lot despite inheriting a fortune. Who actually are you? Where from?
Ukraine is not Russia. Do you own a map?
Vlad, vlad vlad
It's ok sheep you'll see the truth soon. Not from Seth though
Not Things: Uranium One. Podesta. Awan. Anything else y'all thought was going to Change The Narrative and Flip The Script.
Just because he's scared of all those things you believe him? How is awan not real? Google it, very very real
No, Vlad, nothing to do with Clinton
Podesta was the brother of her and Obamas campaign manager. Boom sit down boy
Keep trying, Vlad
Facts will get you soon enough
Ok, come back when they are. Till then it’s all about #trumprussiacollusion
The truth is coming out now. It doesn’t agree with you, does it?
We know why Russia wants the meetings. Lift sanctions; restore Soviet era influence. Why does DT campaign want them. Just help in election?
Trump was basically owned by Russian interests, they kept him from total bankruptcy with shady Real Estate purchases/ money laundering.
Fantastic analysis -- detailed context really helps. Thanks!
Why would he do that if he was being investigated? Are you even buying what you're selling?
Amazing, Seth, thank you and Happy Birthday!
126 parts? Why not just write a blog and link go it?
This is important on intent!
BTW, can I purchase the movie rights to this book?
The Russians are the only ones with enough secret cash to keep the trump/kushners in business. They desperately need serious cash.
Ha! Only the beginning
more like the beginning of the end!
I was pretty drunk by 105.
Seems like its just the beginning....
I want to read more.
Thank you. Awesome.
Do you think that papadopolus could have been wearing a wire at some point?
#38%anddropping
Yep REMEMBER backchannel Jared Kushner was exploring! Wonder whos refinancing 666 Manhattan property?? Hmmm??
So Mueller is ok as long as he's not saying bad things about the President?
Im not a fan of müller because of his conflicts of interest with uranium one. But he can't blatantly lie so whatever
Thought in light of todays news this would be very fitting. This is amazing. #MuellerTime #Comeyday
Seth find something more productive to do with your time, something that isn’t tweeting hundreds of times in a row.
Maybe just try writing an article or something?
What's the point of a thread this lengthy?
He writes as the whole thing unfolds. Live coverage on Twitter.
Yeah, it's great! You can see his thought process unfolding.
I think a lot of people are interacting with this story via Twitter and the small bites help digest a knotty topic
The revolution will not be televised; it will come via @SethAbramson's threaded tweets!!!
Papadopoulos was a recent visitor to the white house in June of this year as well don't forget
so start archiving the Tillerson connection to all of this as well?
Let's not forget people there was no Russian collusion
Ivanka? Do you predict IvankaTrumps eminent indictment in this too ?
Don't be fooled only bots like these comments. Seth is a conspiracy theorist
Lol honey there are formal INDICTMENTS. That's fact, not theory.
Why was manafort indicate. Explain to me. It's got nothing to do with Russian collusion
Try reading the indictment of Manafort as well as the others. Go away.
Actually you should try reading the indictment. Manafort was working for Ukraine. Do you know Ukraine and Russia are different countries?
I don't think liberals have any clue about what's going on in the world, much less the difference between Ukraine and Russia hahahah
I love how you sheep are too slow to realize it has nothing to do with Russian collusion
no one is reading 124 tweets in a thread. Why don't you put these in a file and post it as a single document?
Alot of people read every single tweet, waiting for the next.
Yes we do! EVERY. SINGLE. TWEET. Thank you Seth for you hard work, dedication and incredible insight. Keep tweeting! We need you!
Everyone is reading all 124 tweets. And getting them pushed to our phones live.
I've read every one. Waiting with heald breath for the next.
Fantastic thread Seth.
So what about cabinet member Wilbur Ross and Cypress bank and Manafort?
Did he have security clearance to top secret level info on that team?
Thank you sir for giving us this breakdown. Very helpful.
Actual resume included :A Member of Model United Nation's A high school reference w/no qualifications except...
Wowowowow
Does indictment B in manafort caption mean there is an A?
Remember that manafort arrest has nothing to do with Russian collusion. Don't be fooled by Seth sheep
Think on this everyone Manifort is in an empty room handcuffed to a table while they discuss his bail
Gotta say, no analyst has predicted the unfolding of the Trump/Russia scandal as accuarately as @SethAbramson Dare anyone to dispute this.
Exactly. I'm just wondering now how far Trump supporters will go in that regard before they desist. They are impervious to facts.
Does this mean there is an "A"? Will it be unsealed?
My God, this stinks to high heaven!!! This is American History made in real time. Wow!
Yet, here is S. Sanders swearing he was a volunteer on a committee that met once, and he was insignificant. That girl lies pathologically.
Thought in light of todays news this would be very fitting. This is amazing. #MuellerTime #Comeyday
T and his elevations...
SHS denied he was anyone but menial unpaid volunteer. WH press pool needs to read this thread and call her out.
What do you think the timeline is?
What do you anticipate the timing will be on saod resignations
When I saw Papadopoulos flipped, my jaw dropped. It felt huge. Glad I was right.... And I knew it was thanks to you. Thank you, Seth.
when and what channel can we hear your interviews today?
Rats jumping off the Trump Titanic.
Please centralize your massive thread in one place! Vital information! Thank you!
Thank you for sharing this incredible information!
How do you make the connection to WH resignations? Out of moral indignation? Or a legal angle?
Hmmm. I don't see Trump or TrumpJr packing up & leaving quietly. Rather, they will burn down the White House and set fire to our country
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Seth has always been one of my favorites! So delicious. Flynn, Jr., Jr., Kushner and a 2.0 Chrismas is coming
What about congressional complicity?
Take away trump pardoning power or else it won't matter
From your lips to God's ear.
I hope Sessions resigns 1st so he can't use the DOJ to punt for trump.
is a chickenshit who bailed to cover his ass. What say u @senrobportman? COMPLICIT @CbusIndivisible @OhioDistrict12
Rats deserting a rotten ship. We won't forget the GOP allowed AssHat45 to run rampant and destroy the reputation of America #TrumpTrain
Please let it be Kellyanne Conway. Please!
Playing Trump Bingo card. C'mon many more indictments! Mamma needs a vacation after all this! Oh, lucky troll, bring me a Bingo!
Kellyanne?
that is what you call a non answer, per usual
Going to blow through that Trump $400K real fast
#PresidentPence will fire all those people anyway, the question is whether #PenceIRS or #PenceFBI will #ArrestRobertMercer #ArrestAaronBanks
Hard to use the word "concise" on a thread that long, but I thank you for educating me on all the particulars.
He does good work
Picked up my first Russian not this morning. "Linda Frank" 20 tweets almost all sexy pictures, I love God USA & Trump.
Will these people really resign or will everyone just be pardoned?
Trump and friends were getting away with outrageous behavior never seen before in America. It’s about time they pay for it.
From your lips to God's ears.
Direct ties to the Russia! Your campaign manager?
Imagine if they wired him and sent him back in...
Is he currently in custody? Do these people need protective custody?
Didn't Manaforte engineer Pence's VP candidacy?
And Rosenstein has known about it all along. Imagine the pressure on him right now from the WH and AG.
And wearing a wire since July 😊
Just gonna leave this here.
... and more telling? #Trump, #sessions, #kushner, and perhaps #Pense, have all known of the #Papadopoulos arrest. The lies they have told?
Longest tweetstorm ever?
Urine trouble Donny.
Sheesh! Twitter just needs to throw in the towel and give Seth Abramson 16,800 characters....
If only he would have remained Webster's dad and not gone all criminal and whatnot.
Do you think Mueller went after Papadopoulos first because he’s so young? Easier to turn? Or was he just the least cautious?
So impressed with investigation. That most media were surprised by guilty plea is stunning. I think you are right. He knows a lot.
Here's the thing. The more you say now, the more likely you will have egg on your face down the road. Be smart. Zip it.
Does this mean that SIC and HIC interviews w Sessions/Jr/Kushner were used as stage for perjury by Mueller?
The unknown volume is staggering?? ;)
As the @GOP hoped their own pathetic attempts in Congress to stall the investigations would be successful. When is @DevinNunes perp walk?
I’m so excited right now! Please don’t let us down #Mueller
And Mueller got a guilty plea from him so you can imagine how much Papadopoulos was singing!
Can you explain the bail situation? House arrest? Why not in jail?
Yes it is. and you're not gonna like it.
The second (third?) sentence of his stipulation was explicit on that point. No one reads introductions!
Trump thought and stills thinks he's untouchable but it might be sinking in that he isn't.
Wouldn't be any point in the meetings without the hacking!
Trump Tower Moscow. No way was Trump going to let go of that $$$ dream.
One q about the timeline. Were there any meeting after the first security briefing? Possible espionage?
I love ❤️ CNN!! It's all I watch. They give REAL news!!!
Criminals do ... *I can't believe they would do that* things all the time. Criminals desire for a 'goal' overrides logic/reason.
indicates they were disappointed with the goods. wanted more as Trump publicly declared later. Enter Flynn and his band to get 30k emails
He'll still play dumb. He was taught to always to lie and to deny everything. Boy, that Alzheimer's disease will come in handy right now.
Alzheimer would be a great defensive. But, he can't deny that because that's actually true.
U're clearly in desperation mode. Now known that #TrumpRussia is really #HillaryRussiaCollusion & Podesta Group.
Federal records show two firms doing work on behalf of Manafort's Ukraine front group beginning in April of 2012: Podesta and Mercury.
Look at Papadopoulos timeline and Trump’s trip to Scotland in Mid June, 2016.
That's the narcissism at work
Trump believes he is truly above the law. He thinks he can get away with blatant dishonesty, crimes. Arrogance personified. #TrumpRussia
Greed, hate, hubris, & the lust for power are strong motivators. And Trump's insatiable black hole of an ego has proven relentless #Mueller
Hey Seth, fun fact: Reince Priebus was fired as Chief of Staff the same day Papadopoulos was arrested at Dulles (July 27)
And trump was tweeting about getting rid of acting head of FBI and sessions the day before the FBI arrested Papadopoulos
Geez buddy, get a blog 8)
Haha 😆, Keith!! He does it this way probably to get info out to the largest audience and add on thru out the day. Plus he’s super excited 😝🤓
I know was being....ehm....Ironic....is that right? 8)
It’s like Christmas for the legal pundits. Hope you’re doing well today.
I am doing better watch hate melt. Let's hope it continues. Hope you're well too.
Yes, and I’m much better.
But why is he asking if someone is interested in such meeting. If there was collusion, wold there be a reason for such emails? I'm serious.
They are out spinning this as a “business problem” not campaign related.
Sanders on her White House briefing is doing just that. He was a "volunteer in an unpaid capacity"
Papa, can you hear me?
Like the sanctions tRumputin is refusing to enforce as we speak?
I got all day...
I'm feeling some kind of way a/b Papadopoulos getting off lightly for his crimes ! He is up to his traitorous eyeballs w/Trump
Worth it to get the big fish - who knows what may be around the corner for him. Mueller is a ninja!
I could vomit, cry & laugh all at once!!
With the Papadopoulos news dropping, and Trump interrupting his daily panic tweeting, IMHO Mueller's firing is what he's working on now.
A little late, the train has left the station, Don the Con!
IMHO, I think Trump will still try to fire Mueller. I don't think he will be successful, but try.
It's for "the greater Good" though, eh? We *need* Papadopoulos in order to get the crimes on Trump and his thugs
Is this why he won't serve the sanctions on Russia now he has a promise with them?
So why isn't anyone calling for impeachment? This is INSANE?!?!?!?
Simple, Darth Cheeto said NO COLLUSION so it must be true. But really, it took a LONG time for Nixon's party to flip on him
I really wish we could know what Trump/Putin talked about for so long at their G20 meeting
For Trump it looks like PAPODOPOLOUS NOW.
love the unpaid part
Yes, I remember that particular tweet from that thread, enough so to make a mental note of it. Seth is damn good.
great thread one question what is IC
Intelligence community or committee, depending on context.
Intelligence Community
I believe it refers to the Office of Independent Counsel in Washington, DC. At least in this case, anyway.
No problem. I had to look it up myself.
Intelligence community or committee, depending on context.
Seth, you rock. Thank you for clearly explaining this mess.
His doing so sent message DT was in on it.
God - and Page is so twitchy
WOW!!!! thats all i got!!!
dude just write a blog
He reaches more people instantaneously via Twitter verses a blog
thanks beckie. i don't care, no thread of tweets should hit triple digits. it's a UX mess for the readers
Easy fix. Mute it.
easier fix, just put all the shit in a blog instead of a meticulous thread of tweets