Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey)

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Lawfare Executive Editor, Brookings Senior Fellow, CNN National Security and Legal Analyst, Former IC attorney.

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Washington, DC

2007-07-31 18:21:38

'Can't quite believe it': New Zealand tiptoes towards elimination of coronavirus https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/05/cant-quite-believe-it-new-zealand-tiptoes-towards-elim...

BREAKING: Senator Mark Warner calls on AG Barr to resign for ordering the attack on peaceful American protesters.

31 years ago tonight I was at Tiananmen and watched Chinese troops open fire on peaceful protesters. The West responded with revulsion, except for one man: Donald Trump, who praised the crackdown. My column on his longtime interest in military solutions: http://nyti.ms/2XZGxne

Absolutely no path for Trump without Ohio. The last time Ohio was truly decisive was 2004 - back then, states like Colorado and Virginia were more Republican than Ohio

Trump struggling in Ohio is a BFD.

He won it by ~8 in 2016. Here’s how the map looks if states Trump won by *smaller margins* flip blue this fall. To be clear, this is NOT a prediction but rather an illustration of how critical Ohio is for the president.

Trump struggling in Ohio is a BFD. He won it by ~8 in 2016. Here’s how the map looks if states Trump won by *smaller margins* flip blue this fall. To be clear, this is NOT a prediction but rather an illustration of how critical Ohio is for the president. https://twitter.com/ppollingnumbers/status/1268308809514024960

If the Trump campaign wants to take the position that the protests and social distancing practices are both bad, do that. But don’t hide behind this pathetic shroud of whataboutism to pretend to take the high ground.

Trump Campaign: "We’ve been told to stay home, social distance, and wear a mask, but the streets are open for violent riots?”

Trump Campaign: "We’ve been told to stay home, social distance, and wear a mask, but the streets are open for violent riots?” https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/06/04/trump_team_whatever_happened_to_social_distanc...

I confess I did not have John Dowd lecturing Jim Mattis on how to be a Marine on my Bingo card.

I thought this letter from respected retired Marine and Super Star lawyer, John Dowd, would be of interest to the American People. Read it!

I thought this letter from respected retired Marine and Super Star lawyer, John Dowd, would be of interest to the American People. Read it!

It is impossible in D.C. to separate the question of statehood from questions like... who are all these guys in riot gear, and where did they come from? with  @Katie Benner https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/04/upshot/george-floyd-protests-dc-statehood.html

If you are protesting in crowds, getting tested for Covid-19 is a matter of civic responsibility.

If you’ve been protesting (in person, in crowds) and want to get tested for covid, do it. The process has been quick and simple here at the Judiciary Square site. TY to everyone manning this site today. #BlackLivesMatter #DCprotest @PoPville @MayorBowser

If you’ve been protesting (in person, in crowds) and want to get tested for covid, do it. The process has been quick and simple here at the Judiciary Square site. TY to everyone manning this site today.  #BlackLivesMatter  #DCprotest  @PoPville  @Mayor Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC

It’s amazing that the US park police assaulting an *Australian* news crew has become a controversy they have to explain and not the dozens of Americans they assaulted!

#BREAKING updated statement from @usparkpolicepio union on the attack on Australian Media "Unfortunately, they were reporting from a very dangerous area, in the middle of violent protestors that were in the process of being cleared out and may have fallen"

 #BREAKING updated statement from  @USPPNEWS union on the attack on Australian Media "Unfortunately, they were reporting from a very dangerous area, in the middle of violent protestors that were in the process of being cleared out and may have fallen"

On the day of George Floyd’s memorial service Pence invites Candace Owens, who has spent much of her time on social media attacking George Floyd as a “criminal” and “horrible human being,” to talk about his death. https://twitter.com/kevinroose/status/1268563336079085569?s=21

Grateful to meet with @KayColesJames, @StarParker, @ElroySailor & others at the @WhiteHouse today to hear their insights about how we can move our Nation forward in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd and the protests and rioting that have ensued.

Grateful to meet with  @Kay C. James,  @Star Parker ⭐🇺🇸 - Text CURE to 33777,  @Elroy P. Sailor & others at the  @The White House today to hear their insights about how we can move our Nation forward in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd and the protests and rioting that have ensued.

New York Times spokesperson says a review of the process leading up to the publication of the Tom Cotton op-ed "made clear that a rushed editorial process led to the publication of an Op-Ed that did not meet our standards."

New York Times spokesperson says a review of the process leading up to the publication of the Tom Cotton op-ed "made clear that a rushed editorial process led to the publication of an Op-Ed that did not meet our standards."

My press secretary Tyrone passed away from cancer in 2018 but his family is making sure his legacy lives on in the next generation of leaders. If you can, give to his scholar program to ensure young Black Americans can get involved & thrive in politics. https://www.gofundme.com/f/tyrone-gayle-scholars-program

Murphy and Schumer introduce "legislation requiring unidentified law enforcement officers and members of the Armed Forces to clearly identify themselves and their agency or service while they are engaged in crowd control"

@Camille Busette gives 5 steps mayors and governors can take to increase equity and eliminate racism via  @Brookings Governance https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/06/02/mayor-and-governors-this-is-how-you-tackle-racism/

“Every hostage that gets released is a victory for humanity. At the same time, it is extremely hard for my family to understand how a third prisoner swap or release has taken place which has not included my family...” -Babak #Namazi #FreeTheNamazis

“Every hostage that gets released is a victory for humanity. At the same time, it is extremely hard for my family to understand how a third prisoner swap or release has taken place which has not included my family...” -Babak  #Namazi  #FreeTheNamazis https://bit.ly/3gVZP5k

Painful but necessary to read in full to understand exactly who is potus and the narrow range of his capabilities

Trump's was asked how to address the problem of low trust in the police among African Americans. Here's the transcript of his response.

Trump's was asked how to address the problem of low trust in the police among African Americans. Here's the transcript of his response.

NEW: Employees at the Defense Intelligence Agency raised concerns they might be asked to support intel efforts focused on domestic unrest. DIA says their mission remains foreign focused, has stood up an internal group to respond to interagency queries. https://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-intelligence-employees-raise-concerns-about-supporting-domestic-surv...

Just drove through downtown DC and there's an absurd amount of military hardware and fencing around the White House. How much taxpayer money is Trump wasting to defend himself from peaceful protests?

Time to remember this:

In 1990 Playboy interview, Trump talked about the Tiananmen Square massacre:

In 1990 Playboy interview, Trump talked about the Tiananmen Square massacre: https://thecorporateculture.com/2015/playboy-interviewed-donald-trump-25-years-ago/

CONFIRMED: US defense official tells me hundreds of active duty 82nd Airborne troops being sent home from DC area, a day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper reversed an earlier decision yesterday to send 82nd back to Ft Bragg after tense meeting with President Trump.

The army shouldn't be turned on peaceful protesters. Period. But the unidentified armed officers out there yesterday are an urgent matter. Why? 1. There's no accountability w/o identification. 2. The potential confusion btwn legit law enforcement and armed private citizens.

Though notably, in doing so, Kelly himself is being dishonest by suggesting that the president merely forgot or was confused, as opposed to just outright lying.

Rand wants to amend “this legislation not because I take lynching lightly but because I take it seriously. And this legislation does not” Harris: “that we would not be taking the issue of lynching seriously is an insult, an insult to Sen Booker, an insult to Sen Scott and myself”

Florida-based Iranian-American dermatologist Matteo Taerri was sentenced to time served (16 months) on a guilty plea to 2018 charges that he had violated U.S. sanctions on Iran. Taerri was not “swapped” for White and will remain in the United States. 2/

The  #US part of the prisoner deal with  #Iran for the release of Michael White has just been completed in a federal court in Atlanta. (Northern District for Georgia) 1/

Jim Mattis and I haven’t always agreed on everything, but you'd be hard pressed to find a more powerful indictment of Trump's actions and character than the one he's written. "We do not need to militarize our response to protests. We need to unite around a common purpose."

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