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NEW: The Facebook whistleblower has drawn some powerful behind-the-scenes help from a tech billionaire: Pierre Omidyar, who founded eBay. His financial support has provided a boost to Frances Haugen and her sophisticated PR operation. politico.com/news/2021/10/20…
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On Aug 3, Ohio Senate candidate Jane Timken's campaign paid $5k to ex-NYPD chief Bernie Kerik for "communications consulting." That night, Kerik tweeted about her for the first time. Then he started talking her up on Ohio talk radio. Then he joined her for a "Back the Blue" rally
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New statement from @EleanorNorton on @thisisinsider reporting that Sen. Ron Johnson is behind the "hold" on Matt Graves' nomination for US attorney. businessinsider.com/senate-r…
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Update: Sen. Ron Johnson, who's repeatedly played down the Capitol attack as a largely "peaceful protest," confirms to @thisisinsider he's behind the Republican hold blocking the confirmation of Biden's pick to oversee the 600+ January 6 prosecutions. businessinsider.com/senate-r…
New: Biden's pick to oversee the January 6 investigations is in confirmation limbo. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton tells me that Senate Republicans put a hold on the nomination of Matt Graves of US attorney in DC. "'Caught in the fire' is how I would put it." businessinsider.com/senate-r…
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NEW: The person who wrote an explosive report about how Capitol Police handled Jan. 6 said he has not received any outreach from the select committee investigating the attack, but he would be happy to talk to them. (With @woodruffbets) politico.com/minutes/congres…
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My bad: Ellis Kim at CBS actually first reported on Terwilliger/Meadows. Apologies for the oversight and #ff @elliskkim
As the Jan. 6 select committee @January6thCmte demands docs and testimony from Mark Meadows, I'm told the former WH chief of staff is being represented by former Deputy Attorney General George Terwilliger
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Terwilliger also represented national and Georgia Republicans in a lawsuit to try and change GA's absentee voting rules in the midst of last year's Senate runoff. He memorably tried to persuade the judge by saying “I’m not Sidney Powell. I’m not Lin Wood. I’m not Rudy Giuliani.”
Scoop: Mark Meadows has retained George Terwilliger - a prominent conservative lawyer who was DAG at DOJ when Barr did his first stint as AG - to represent him on Jan. 6. Story w/ @Olivia_Beavers politico.com/news/2021/10/20…
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Fascinating stuff here from @jonathanvswan & @alaynatreene — Sen. Hagerty (R-Tenn.), the former U.S. ambassador to Japan & a staunch Trump backer, will introduce and defend Rahm Emanuel at his SFRC hearing today for his nomination to the same post. axios.com/first-look-trump-r…
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“It’s a resource question,” said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz)… “We should not be getting into robbing Peter to pay Paul, or fighting over an amount that doesn't satisfy the needs of respective groups of people.”
President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan is setting up a conflict between Hispanic-serving colleges and historically Black institutions — with both vying for the same resources to address inequities for underserved populations politico.com/news/2021/10/20…
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Betsy Woodruff Swan retweeted
some news: I'm excited to start today as a food and ag reporter @politico covering the Hill + Biden admin. Send tips and story suggestions. Hill staffers! pls re-add me to your press lists: meredithlee at politico dot com
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Trump's main arguments: -Committee lacks a valid legislative purpose -Overbreadth of document requests politico.com/news/2021/10/18…
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