The communications about President Trump’s order to hold up military assistance to Ukraine were released under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
Trip GabrielSenators Portman and Inhofe demanded last summer to know why OMB withheld aid to Ukraine, new emails released last night show — just as both R’s were voting not to subpoena new evidence from OMB etc for impeachment trial nytimes.com/2020/01/22/us/… via @NYTimes
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Analysis: Trump’s Iran Strategy Backfires
What Is Trump’s Iran Strategy? Few Seem to Know
For Trump, the Burden May Be Proving This Is Not the Moment His Critics Predicted
Calling for evacuations along the country’s southeastern coast, officials said next the few days would be the worst yet in an already catastrophic fire season.
Trip Gabriel"The fires have fueled anger at Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, who has downplayed the role of global warming, opposed measures to combat climate change and rejected additional funding for firefighters."
As the Treasury Department prepared to enact the 2017 Republican tax overhaul, corporate lobbyists swarmed — and won big.
Trip GabrielBecause the 2017 tax overhaul was sloppily written, corporate lobbyists were able to carve out even bigger breaks, potentially reducing revenues by hundreds of billions more than projected. The deficit has already grown by 50% under Trump. nytimes.com/2019/12/30/bus… via @NYTimes
The inside story of President Trump’s demand to halt military assistance to an ally shows the price he was willing to pay to carry out his agenda.
Trip GabrielNEW: Bolton, Pompeo and Defense Secy Esper met w Trump in the Oval Office in August to try to convince him it was in US interests to release military aid to Ukraine. Trump refused. nytimes.com/2019/12/29/us/… via @NYTimes
A Washington State legislator was accused of participating in the occupation of a federal wildlife refuge. Behind the scenes, he and right-wing activists were preparing for civil strife.
Trip GabrielA WA lawmaker’s slide toward extremism: planning Malheur armed takeover, circulating a doc calling for a ‘Christian’ nation and killing all males who do not repudiate abortion and same-sex marriage nytimes.com/2019/12/23/us/… via @NYTimes
Trip Gabriel"Citizens would rise up in outrage if the government mandated that every person carry a tracking device that revealed their location 24 hours a day. Yet, Americans have, app by app, consented to just such a system run by private companies."
An overwhelming majority of delegates are at stake in states more racially diverse than Iowa and New Hampshire.
Trip Gabriel‘It’s not that Biden’s weaker than people think. He’s much stronger.’
Dem rules award more delegates to CDs with higher concentrations of Dem voters. So districts with high concentrations of A-A voters are highly influential. Via @AsteadWesley