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David Corn
57 minutes ago:   Friday Apr 19 - 1:25pm
RT @ClaraJeffery: Yes, we have an emergency Muller report podcast. Listen to ⁦@DavidCornDC⁩ and ⁦@jamilahkinghttps://t.co/PnVMRlblrb

David Corn
1 hour ago:   Friday Apr 19 - 1:19pm
RT @TimOBrien: “It’s easy to see why Barr ignored Mueller’s 21 pages pondering presidential immunity, executive authority, the separation of powers and the Constitution. It would have made things complicated. Political errand boys know that black-and-white sells.” https://t.co/F16raTAe24

David Corn
1 hour ago:   Friday Apr 19 - 1:19pm
RT @MotherJones: "I had a slip of the tongue when I used the word ‘countless’—but it’s not untrue." “I’m sorry that I wasn’t a robot like the Democratic Party." Those are real defenses from Sanders after Mueller revealed she admitted to lying from the podium. https://t.co/aHud7PKSHv

David Corn
3 hours ago:   Friday Apr 19 - 10:31am
Today would be a good day for @realDonaldTrump to release is tax returns.

David Corn
4 hours ago:   Friday Apr 19 - 10:12am
Whatever happened to exoneration? https://t.co/PJ3t8KpUbS

David Corn
4 hours ago:   Friday Apr 19 - 9:32am
Hey, all you conservatives who say Flynn didn’t really lie and was railroaded, the Mueller report notes that Priebus & McGahn concluded Flynn had lied. No conspiracy! Sorry.

David Corn
5 hours ago:   Friday Apr 19 - 8:58am
All those conservatives who triumphantly cited Barr’s letter now have to accept the fact that Trump Is deceitful & a big liar. He lied to cover up the Trump Tower meeting. He lied to cover up his Trump Moscow project. He tried to force his own White House counsel to lie. Sorry.

David Corn
7 hours ago:   Friday Apr 19 - 7:11am
@BillKristol @MalcolmNance https://t.co/r5u4nOENHB

David Corn
7 hours ago:   Friday Apr 19 - 7:11am
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David Corn
7 hours ago:   Friday Apr 19 - 7:08am
RT @apolyakova: Influencing real life not just digital life was the intent of the Russian IRA operations all along, My latest: https://t.co/AAWOlkrkDP

David Corn
14 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 11:34pm
Doesn’t he have loved ones who can mount an intervention? https://t.co/ycmS3ACM0X

David Corn
14 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 11:32pm
@SykesCharlie @beccanalia https://t.co/r5u4nOncj1

David Corn
15 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 11:20pm
@dchiasso @brianbeutler Fair point. But If you look at the Stone indictment, it does say that a senior campaign official was instructed to direct Stone to contact WikiLeaks. (Instructed by whom?) And though there are redactions in the report, you can see Trump apparently pushing to get info from Stone.

David Corn
15 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 11:00pm
At that time, Trump also said, “We could make deals in Russia very easily if we wanted to, I just don’t want to because I think that would be a conflict.” So he was secretly confessing in public to having engaged in a conflict? Trump supporters, how do you defend this?

David Corn
15 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 10:57pm
Mueller report reminder: In January 2017, Trump said, “I have no deals that could happen in Russia because we’ve stayed away.” A complete lie. See the whole section on the 2015-16 Trump Moscow project. Why did he lie?

David Corn
15 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 10:34pm
By now, we all know that the accurate depiction of the Mueller report is no no obstruction. https://t.co/8Klptfc5dS

David Corn
15 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 10:26pm
@brianbeutler No. The redaction is probably a reference to Stone.

David Corn
16 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:55pm
Mueller: Per DOJ policy, I do not have the authority to prosecute a sitting president. Barr: Per me, I have the authority to exonerate a sitting president.

David Corn
16 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:35pm
McFarland said yes. Trump said he doubted it was the Russians. He believed Putin over his own people.

David Corn
16 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:35pm
Another nugget from the Muelker report: In December 2016, Trump was being briefed by his transition team on Obama’s sanctions against Russia. Trump asked KT McFarland if the Russians did “it,” meaning the intervention in the election.... 1/2

David Corn
18 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 8:07pm
From the Mueller report: Two months after Manafort was booted from the Trump campaign, he sent Kushner a strategy memo proposing Trump depict Clinton “as the failed and corrupt champion of the establishment.” Corrupt, eh?

David Corn
18 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 7:39pm
RT @JohnJHarwood: Mueller says Trump, upset by reporting on his decision to fire Comey, “ordered (aides) to defend him” WH press office asked DOJ to say firing was Rosenstein’s idea Rosenstein refused, calling it “false story” so Spicer told reporters: “it was all (Rosenstein). no one from WH”

David Corn
18 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 7:37pm
RT @DavidCornDC: The Mueller report: a detailed account of Trump's lies and misconduct. This is no exoneration. https://t.co/r5u4nOENHB via @MotherJones

David Corn
19 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 7:02pm
RT @hardball: Tonight on #Hardball: The Mueller report's out and we're talking about it with @nytmike, @CynthiaAlksne, @LawProfButler, @TedDeutch, Jeremy Bash, @DavidCornDC, @JoaquinCastrotx, @Yamiche, @Eugene_Robinson, @SykesCharlie.

David Corn
19 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 7:01pm
RT @MotherJones: Don't have time to read all 400+ pages of the Mueller report? @MotherJones' @DavidCornDC breaks down what we know so far on this special edition of the @MoJoPodcast: https://t.co/yR5ypePIzp

David Corn
20 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 5:41pm
Looks like @IvankaTrump and @DonaldJTrumpJr knew daddy was lying when he told voters he had nothing to do with Russia. https://t.co/h2GFdifo5q


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David Corn
20 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 5:27pm
RT @MattBinder: this one single line from the Russian troll farm has been reported and known about for at least a year and is not a new finding in the Mueller report https://t.co/OOhAXOOC1v

David Corn
20 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 5:27pm
RT @jameswest2010: .@MotherJones's @DavidCornDC breaks down what we know so far about the Mueller Report on this special edition of the @MoJoPodcast https://t.co/AIUReEpk6o

David Corn
21 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 5:20pm
Remember Trump saying he knows nothing about WikiLeaks? The Mueller report notes an incident [with redactions!] when it appears Stone called Trump, maybe in late summer 2016, and told him more damaging Clinton material was coming.

David Corn
21 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 4:55pm
Though there are redactions, it's clear throughout the report that theTrump campaign was in contact with Stone regarding WikiLeaks dumps. But Mueller "was unable to resolve" any Stone knowledge or link to the Podesta dump.

David Corn
21 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 4:48pm
RT @MotherJones: "[Mueller] has not exonerated Trump. He has shown that even if Trump has not committed crimes, the president of the United States is guilty of many serious misdeeds and transgressions." —@DavidCornDC https://t.co/PAaA7mcS0H

David Corn
21 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 4:43pm
Mueller report, page 23: Internal IRA memos show that by early 2016 the goal of Russia's secret social media operation was to support Trump *and* Sanders: "Main idea: Use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump - we support them)."

David Corn
21 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 4:23pm
If this report came out without the past two years of revelations and in-plain-sight outrages, it would be deemed a bombshell depicting a flood of Trump lies and mendacity https://t.co/r5u4nOENHB https://t.co/fPrlReYKYD


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David Corn
22 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 4:21pm
The Mueller report: a detailed account of Trump's lies and misconduct. This is no exoneration. https://t.co/r5u4nOENHB via @MotherJones

David Corn
22 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 4:12pm
Hey rightwing conspiracy theorists who obsess about the Steele memos, Mueller's report confirms what we already knew: the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation began on July 31, 2016, in response to Downer's report about his conversation with Papadopoulos. Not started b/c of Steele.

David Corn
22 hours ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 4:09pm
Hey rightwing conspiracy theorists who say Russia was not working for Trump and who embraced Barr's summation of Mueller's report, page four of the report notes that "by early 2016" Moscow's information warfare campaign--the IRA trolls—was working to help Trump.

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 1:21pm
Big deal. Mueller seems to say here that @realDonaldTrump directed Roger Stone to get information from WikiLeaks about the Russian-stolen material it was posting. https://t.co/IwglgoPwAk


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 12:55pm
Mueller: "several" people connected to the campaign made "false statements" about contacts with Russia-affiliated individuals and "took steps" to obstruct investigations, but only "some" were charged with lying and obstructing justice. https://t.co/pHWhoItvPy


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 12:27pm
Sessions meets with the Russian ambassador in September 2016--while Russia is attacking the US election—and he says...nothing about the attack. https://t.co/WrZkfVQjgg


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 12:20pm
Hey, @DonaldJTrumpJr refused to talk to Mueller's investigators. https://t.co/IOTeyz0wue


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 12:08pm
Looks like Mueller was not satisfied with Carter Page's claim that not much happened during his trip to Moscow in July 2016. https://t.co/gC2xByvbXV


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 12:01pm
A redaction at a key point in the story. https://t.co/Kvpud8HNut


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 11:59am
Trump campaign aides discussed having a meeting in September 2016 with representatives of the "office of Putin." This is while Moscow was attacking the US election! What signal did that send to Moscow? https://t.co/LCO8anXwkn


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 11:56am
So the Trump campaign was informed of how the Russians might attack the election to help Trump? And when an attack came, the Trump campaign denied it was happening! 2/2

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 11:56am
Mueller's report: Australian diplomat Alexander Downer says Papadopoulos told him on May 6, 2016 that he had been told that the Russian government could assist Trump campaign by releasing anonymous information damaging to Clinton. 1/2 https://t.co/Mm7lRNsogE


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 11:27am
So @DonaldJTrumpJr also knew it was BS when his dad said he had nothing to do with Russia. https://t.co/HRUL28N49p

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 11:26am
Here is Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, passing internal polling information to Oleg Deripaska, a Putin-friendly oligarch, during the campaign. https://t.co/4VVszDbxXr


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 11:24am
While Trump was running for president--and saying positive things about Putin—Michael Cohen kept him informed about private efforts to develop a Trump tower in Moscow. An outrageous conflict of interest. A scandal in and of itself. https://t.co/tydKTW4NJt


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 11:16am
This looks like an effort at collusion, too: https://t.co/k4RpbIwmn0


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 11:13am
This sure looks like the Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was colluding. He continued to provide internal polling data to a Russian national tied to Russian intelligence: https://t.co/SLVMUA8snO


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 11:09am
Here's the sentence that Barr sliced in half in his letter. The Trump campaign calculated it would benefit from the Russian attack--even though it claimed that there was no attack. https://t.co/TJxUGo7uly


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 10:57am
This was the opposite of Comey's press conference: I'm going to explain why the un-indicted target did nothing wrong.

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 10:52am
This is the big point! What we have known about Trump's actions during the 2016 campaign is already a big scandal. https://t.co/J2CjZL7mP2

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 10:51am
This just in. https://t.co/lPRHHnfuRY https://t.co/DJVJU8RZP4


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 10:46am
Bill Barr's big deception https://t.co/lPRHHnfuRY via @MotherJones

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 10:41am
Didn't Richard Nixon sincerely believe that the Watergate investigation would undermine his agenda?

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 10:40am
While Russia was attacking the election, Trump and/or his aides were reaching out to Russians & publicly saying there was no Russian attack. This helped Putin pull off a covert assault on US democracy. The question now is whether Mueller examines any of this in the report. 2/2

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 10:40am
Barr said that Mueller investigated links and contacts between Trump people and Russia ands and did not find any "conspiracy to violate US law." Of course--Mueller did not indict. But the issue is whether these links/contacts amounted to wrongdoing, not crimes. 1/2

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:54am
RT @sbg1: This is NEWS here. AG gives President early secret access to report investigating him. Denies coequal branch of government such access. https://t.co/4J8U0GeLCO

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:53am
"Fire that damn special counsel. And make sure to note in the memo that I'm really, really frustrated."

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:52am
RT @JRubinBlogger: Interfering with an investigation because you are frustrated is the very definition of corrupt motives

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:52am
Barr listen to what I say. You can read what this Mueller guy has to say later.

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:51am
RT @saletan: Translation of this statement from Barr: Stone's collusion with WikiLeaks doesn't count as collusion. https://t.co/MsI89VGTJg


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David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:49am
RT @dfriedman33: New info from Barr so far include his implication that people associated with the Trump campaign may have tried to influence WikiLeaks' release of hacked material -- Barr says legally -- and that Mueller analyzed 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice by Trump.

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:48am
Big surprise. https://t.co/TUgU67QNhp

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:47am
Trump would not meet with Mueller. https://t.co/S4urGu0e4T

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:46am
Poor Dear Leader. https://t.co/ae6nPmX6HS

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:44am
Barr: Russian government sought to interfere in our election process. Trump and his campaign aides: Russia is not interfering in the election process. Why were they saying this?

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:43am
Barr: No one associated with Trump "illegally participated in the dissemination" of hacked emails via WIkiLeaks. Note the word "illegally."

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:27am
RT @GrantLeeTweets: @DavidCornDC @chucktodd @realDonaldTrump Barr is thinking he can put a curve on the story through crafted wording. A kind of thinking that would have made sense pre-cable or pre-internet but it’s hard to imagine his “Nothing to see here” act working in this age, with the public engaged in self imposed jury duty.

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:22am
RT @AndyKroll: Donald McGahn is a name you'll likely hear a lot today. Here's a helpful primer on McGahn, Trump's first White House counsel, who sat for many hours of interviews with Robert Mueller: https://t.co/gIV0ZZ026H

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:21am
Dear Leader does transparency best. https://t.co/bxTl9fnCZq

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:16am
RT @AriMelber: This might read like criticism, because it sounds bad, but this is also literally what the Attorney General is doing with the most significant legal assignment of his tenure, and the first term thus far. https://t.co/Agq414Yv9W

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:15am
.@chucktodd just said @realDonaldTrump and Barr have "successfully neutered" the impact of the Mueller report. That seems premature. We all should see what's in the report and what debate/discourse is subsequently necessary.

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 9:07am
The key question to ask Barr at this presser: will you make yourself available for questions at 3:00 pm today?

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 8:53am
RT @washingtonpost: Satellite confirms key NASA temperature data: The planet is warming — and fast. New evidence suggests one of the most important climate change data sets is getting the right answer. https://t.co/3jxdZPFYrT

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 8:52am
RT @TheRickWilson: Oh, dear. This is awkward for the Trump defenders who think the investigation started with the dossier. THANK YOU, AUSTRALIA! Australia Says It's "Ready To Confirm" A Key Meeting That Led To The Investigation Into Trump's Russia Links https://t.co/G5bUL3oFXA via @MarkDiStef

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 8:50am
RT @emilycrockett: This is maddening. It’s ok for a president to obstruct an investigation if he’s innocent? THEN HOW IS THE INVESTIGATION SUPPOSED TO FIND OUT HE’S INNOCENT https://t.co/ndlJFSii5q

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 8:47am
Maybe today might not be the best day for @realDonaldTrump to release his tax returns.

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 8:42am
Why did @realDonaldTrump lie to American voters during the 2016 campaign about his secret negotiations to develop a Trump tower in Moscow when he claimed he had nothing to do with Russia? (Those talks included his then-fixer Michael Cohen asking Putin’s office for help.) #basics

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 8:39am
Why did @realDonaldTrump, @DonaldJTrumpJr, Paul Manafort, and the Trump campaign repeatedly say Putin’s government was not attacking the 2016 election when Putin’s government *was* attacking the 2016 election? #basics

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 8:36am
A reminder: agreeing to meet privately with an emissary sent by the government of a foreign adversary in order to collect dirt on your political opponent is collusion. Maybe not a crime. But definitely collusion. #basics

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 8:16am
Notice that @realDonaldTrump never mentions the crimes committed by the Russian government as part of its plot to disrupt the 2016 election and help elect him. https://t.co/XnWLnj490O

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 8:13am
RT @jameswest2010: Thinking about all the votes and rights battles that made this horny undies-dive possible for Schock (none of which he participated in) https://t.co/WACWYjEdsb

David Corn
1 day ago:   Thursday Apr 18 - 6:39am
One of us has facts on our side. You know that. https://t.co/fqGYHKeK4k

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 10:49pm
I notice you’re not “deeply troubled” by the Russian attack on the 2016 US election that aimed to help Trump and by the fact that the Trump and his campaign aided that attack by denying it was happening. Thanks for playing. https://t.co/4oItiGhUCA

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 10:47pm
RT @igorvolsky: Woman who made Columbine threats: 1. Flew to CO 2. Went to gun shop in Littleton, CO 3. Passed instant background check 4. Bought shotgun & ammunition *** This is why we need to go *beyond* instant background checks. This is why we need firearm licensing + waiting period.

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 10:44pm
RT @TonyaJoRiley: Have to wonder how this fits into Facebook’s ongoing audit of “conservative bias” on the site. This doesn’t bode well for how Facebook will deal with political manipulation in 2020

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 10:44pm
RT @TonyaJoRiley: The right has been gaming Facebook since 2016. Actions like this completely undermine any faith civil rights advocates have in Facebook https://t.co/3Sm26zUPKN

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 10:43pm
RT @SaraCarterDC: I know your not calling for a boycott @DavidCornDC but putting it out there doesn’t make sense ...It’s time for our country to move forward and get transparency on this whole mess and hold those accountable who violated the law https://t.co/VSNZupFv2t

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 10:43pm
RT @iraflatow: Absolutely not. As we science journalists say: Publish the paper, and we can talk. https://t.co/JLRJjWij5e

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 10:28pm
I want a flying car. https://t.co/y3Uxa69rd2

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 10:28pm
RT @MotherJones: A crucial read ahead of tomorrow's release of the redacted Mueller report. https://t.co/BYXPgNF2Vg

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 10:27pm
RT @jkuhnhenn: Axios Scoop: Chinese block visit of Trump confidant. Multiple reports: North Korea tests new guided weapon. NYT: Federal government will spend nearly $40 million to build tent cities for migrant families in Texas. So much winning

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 8:58pm
RT @shannonrwatts: BREAKING: The @NRA is in trouble - internally and externally. According to this new article, the lobbying organization’s tax transgressions are so egregious that their tax-exempt status may be in jeopardy. https://t.co/x2aFgI1Wsj

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 8:51pm
RT @MotherJones: The White House reportedly knows details about the Mueller report ahead of its release—and Democrats are pissed https://t.co/wqecDE01Yv

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 8:50pm
Memo to Everyone: As outrageous as Barr’s spin plot may be, focus on the heart of the matter: the Russian attack, how Trump & his gang aided & abetted the attack by denying it was happening, how Trump’s refusal to acknowledge the attack has put the US at risk, and obstruction.

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 8:31pm
I want 8-track! https://t.co/afpfN1oz9m

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 8:28pm
Some people might not know this is a joke. https://t.co/iYNVk1IfU7

David Corn
1 day ago:   Wednesday Apr 17 - 8:27pm
RT @michaelscherer: The Mueller report was birthed by Comey firing, based on Rosenstein memo, which criticized Comey holding a press conference spinning a Clinton investigation that resulted in no charges. So we have come full circle. "We do not hold press conferences," Rosenstein wrote to Trump. https://t.co/PJeO2RKkzn