The Kavanaugh investigation was a sham – it was very limited. If Democrats win the House, they will conduct a real investigation. It would have been much better to have a full investigation before the vote but Republicans chose not to do that. I don’t think they helped Kavanaugh by shoving the nomination through before a thorough investigation. Dr. Ford and the other accusers deserve a full hearing. The majority of people favor it. The FBI ignored many witnesses. No matter what it finds, I don’t think the investigation would lead to Kavanaugh’s impeachment. Republicans will keep him in his seat no matter what they find.
In other words: Trump has ordered the release of the text messages of 5 of his self-declared enemies within DOJ. pic.twitter.com/xomUFwmrOW
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) September 17, 2018
But he won't release his own taxes. https://t.co/EdylE2sGqx
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) September 17, 2018
I look forward to the American people seeing the multiple streams of information that showed probable cause to surveil Carter Page. I am also pleased the people will learn more about Bruce Ohr's testimony that the Russians had @realDonaldTrump "over a barrel."#MondayMotivation https://t.co/ZSHcR5okpO
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) September 17, 2018
This is truly unprecedented.
It has the potential the backfire on the President as information that would normally not find its way into a court filing (such as raw intel, tips, hearsay, law enforcement discussions) will be made public. https://t.co/vDg0vUE25I
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) September 17, 2018
This is unprecedented during an active investigation – and by a President under investigation https://t.co/tT3da8KdNA
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) September 17, 2018
Trump is ordering the DOJ to release documents about an ongoing investigation that touches on him and many of his associates. Unclear whether this risky gambit will pay off or backfire. See analysis from @LauraAJarrett and @mkraju here: https://t.co/LvXBSe4cpW https://t.co/Uv9A0qYEm9
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) September 17, 2018
Stunning. Would like to hear what Rosenstein has to say about this. https://t.co/n3jMtQexcO
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) September 17, 2018
In addition, if and when these documents and records are released it guarantees that this is in the national discussion leading up to the mid-term elections.
So much for any imagined "quiet period" in the Russia investigation. https://t.co/vDg0vUE25I
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) September 17, 2018
What would you think if you saw it another country? https://t.co/igR4BATefD
— Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) September 17, 2018
Lawless. He is absolutely lawless. @realDonaldTrump is the subject of an investigation. Using his power to selectively release classified information is an abuse of power. His days of unchecked abuse are numbered. Tick tock. We will just mark this as another exhibit. https://t.co/9qbxhiRY5B
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) September 17, 2018
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) September 17, 2018
US intel officials, blindsided by President Trump's declassification order for Russia invest files, are hoping White House will allow formal declassification review and damage assessment before they are forced to release the docs, officials tell @NBCNews. https://t.co/L48J7GWGyZ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 18, 2018
Trump could put himself in legal jeopardy with Russia declassification order: former DOJ official https://t.co/cxuWP8fPh8
— Salon (@Salon) September 18, 2018
This is an especially dangerous abuse of power by this President. He places his self interest above the national security interests of the country. https://t.co/KJohV6V3tY
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) September 18, 2018
So I've had a couple conversations this morning with some former and current IC people.
The line crossed on this declassification-as-obstruction is redder than you can imagine.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) September 18, 2018
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) September 18, 2018
“Neither DOJ nor the FBI has any idea how the redaction process for this announcement is being handled, and they think it’s possible that the White House is just doing it on its own and could release this material as early as Monday night…” https://t.co/zW6N1s7pme
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) September 17, 2018
This is about how often senators voted with their party.
Sen. John McCain never wavered too much in how often he broke ranks with the GOP, but over the course of his Senate career, his colleagues became much more partisan in how they voted: https://t.co/Mb4S2odlcO via @FiveThirtyEight pic.twitter.com/iHsDra6jab
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 27, 2018
With one hell of a kicker: "My time is slipping by. Yours is fast approaching. You will know where your duty lies. You will know.” https://t.co/InIP5XgrQK
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 26, 2018
— Slate (@Slate) August 26, 2018
McCain had a great sense of humor. Here he pokes a little fun at himself after Obama suggested the AZ Senator could help keep fence jumpers out of the WH. https://t.co/DEUqWMyOfh
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 26, 2018
America shines less brightly today with the passing of John McCain, an American hero. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of @SenJohnMcCain. America is a better place because of his public service. https://t.co/z0rEzXUAQt
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 26, 2018
John McCain, though a Boomer, was really a throwback to the post-WWII era: A would-be bipartisan dealmaker with a career founded on military courage. His strengths were often ill-suited to the times and his weaknesses amplified by them. But we shall not see his like again. RIP.
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) August 26, 2018
Since we are telling McCain stories: I was waiting for him in the subway. He approached talking on his phone, saw me waiting, pulled the phone away and said “I’m not even really on the phone. What you got for me, Tex? C’mon. Keep up. I got places to go…”
I will miss him.
— Kristin Wilson Keppler (@TheOtherKeppler) August 26, 2018
John McCain’s legacy represents an unparalleled example of human decency and American service.
As an intern, I learned a lot about the power of humanity in government through his deep friendship with Sen. Kennedy.
He meant so much, to so many. My prayers are with his family. https://t.co/iu28V3snDm
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) August 26, 2018
No one carried more weight than McCain in the fight against torture https://t.co/w3JMhcrTy8
— Jane Mayer (@JaneMayerNYer) August 26, 2018
John McCain so warmly welcomed me to the Senate in ‘13. Our later private meeting in his office remains 1 of my most inspiring moments as a Senator.
Death may end a life but it can never end a love. John Loved America: his impact will forever endure. RIP https://t.co/c340f06GzB
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 26, 2018
.@HillaryClinton reflects on losing John McCain at this particular moment in American history: "Our institutions are being severely tested right now, including his beloved Senate. He was, in every way he knew how, trying to sound the alarm." #MTP
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) August 26, 2018
My statement on the passing of Senator John McCain. pic.twitter.com/ZuM18FUo31
— Al Gore (@algore) August 26, 2018
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) August 26, 2018
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 26, 2018
So, I have a @SenJohnMcCain story. In December of 2003, my cousin, a Massachusetts resident, was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He spent weeks recovering and enduring eye surgeries at Walter Reed. I was a staff assistant in Joe Biden’s office – the lowest of low Senate jobs
— Josh Zembik (@jzembik) August 26, 2018
In my office I have a collection of campaign posters for people who ran for president and lost. Sen. McCain signed his with the wit those of us who covered him came to appreciate: pic.twitter.com/pqZW2Ghic2
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 26, 2018
At @weeklystandard we've always had a rule against publishing government officials. We waived that rule to publish this lovely remembrance of by John McCain of John F. Kennedy Jr., and I'm very glad we did.https://t.co/jkhWxJRh8j
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 26, 2018
When I was at @EpiscopalHS, John McCain was a POW. He was legendary at EHS for having racked up what was said to be most demerits in school history. One of his former teachers said, “Those North Vietnamese have no idea what they are in for.” And he was right. What a hero.
— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) August 26, 2018
John McCain: American patriot, war hero.
Donald Trump: Draft-dodging weasel.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 26, 2018
— OpinionToday.com (@OpinionToday) August 26, 2018
President George W Bush on McCain: “Some lives are so vivid, it is difficult to imagine them ended. Some voices are so vibrant, it is hard to think of them stilled. John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order.” pic.twitter.com/dSfjbIx4A4
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) August 26, 2018
As we honor @SenJohnMcCain, I'll share my favorite story. As a sailor, I'm especially in awe of his military heroism, but my favorite moment involved his connection with everyday people. When I was a Hill intern, I found myself sitting near the Senator at Reagan airport…(1/3)
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) August 24, 2018
Reminds me of a McCain gaggle in ‘13 that went way off topic, as he started grilling me on whether I had a boyfriend and what he did (consultant, I told him)
“Consultant?” McCain said. “Dump him. Consultants, they’re a dime a dozen, for God’s sake.”
(We are married now fwiw) https://t.co/5NQ907SWQ4
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) August 26, 2018
After all these years… revenge! https://t.co/a2he6UTAHM
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 1, 2017
As a cub reporter at a McCain rally in Spokane 18 yrs ago, my first political event, I asked an aide how I could interview the senator.
He said wait here.
McCain later turned the corner: “Mr. Alexander, I’ve been lookin’ for you all day.”
Will never forget it.
Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/4R3gHuo3FC
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 26, 2018
This is the real Palin. A horrible person. https://t.co/UkVuSQyjxc
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) August 26, 2018
Wait what? I never knew about this chapter on Manafort. https://t.co/N8EvuOK8k4
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) August 26, 2018
— Micah Gelman (@mbgelman) August 26, 2018
Met John McCain once. I was a 22 year old senate intern waiting for an elevator. The doors opened, and he and another GOP senator were inside. I apologized and said I'd want for the next one, but McCain told me to hop on. 1/3
— Cody Keenan (@codykeenan) August 26, 2018
As he stepped off the plane, he started chewing my ass.
JM: I heard you didn’t want me to see Mosul, General.
Me: sir, it’s not that…it’s just that it’s sporty. We have a pretty active combat operation going on right now
JM: That’s why I came. pic.twitter.com/E9icYBGELi
— Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) August 26, 2018