Joyce Alene

Joyce Alene

@JoyceWhiteVance

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U of Alabama Law Professor|@MSNBC Contributor|Obama US Atty in B'ham|25 year federal prosecutor|Wife & Mom of 4|Knitting a lot while watching the future

Joined on April 08 2012
2019-10-19 01:03:01

Interesting detail: DiGenova & Toensing had a connection Firtash’s people considered potentially useful. Their son Brady Toensing was hired by DOJ in June as senior counselor in OLP, altho that office wasn’t responsible for the Firtash case.

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2019-10-18 16:32:06

"Mulvaney speaks candidly... later, we have this carefully crafted effort to walk it back. It's pretty clear what statement has the ring of truth to it." - Joyce Vance on Mulvaney walking back a quid pro quo.

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2019-10-19 00:04:50

If the trailer is any indication, @SteveKornacki’s new podcast on impeachment is going to be must-listen (& the cello in the background is an added bonus).

Quoted@SteveKornacki

So this is the Apple Podcasts link to the (very dramatic!) trailer, with the first episode to be posted imminently: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/article-ii-inside-impeachment/id1483843923 And here's the Spotify link, which includes the debut episode, featuring our first-ever guest: @JuliaEAinsley

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2019-10-18 20:37:33

Always a superb reason to keep someone in public service

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2019-10-18 23:03:18

GOP ⁦@RepRooney⁩ says he’s not sure Trump is bad like Nixon but wants to learn the truth. “I’ll be looking at my children a lot longer than I’m looking to anybody in this building.” Seems fair & sensible. Hope he sees efforts to obstruct as evidence.

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2019-10-18 22:26:27

This would make so much more sense if it was a Republican tweeting about Trump.

Quoted@TulsiGabbard

Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain. From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a ...

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2019-10-18 17:53:54

This is what it’s all about.

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2019-10-18 19:27:29

This looks like a classic Trump effort to distract from a crisis. Indicates he’s feeling desperate. Nothing to these “claims.”

Quoted@michaelglassner

See letter by attorney Charles Harder sent to @CNN President Jeff Zucker and EVP David Vigilante on behalf of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

See letter by attorney Charles Harder sent to @CNN President Jeff Zucker and EVP David Vigilante on behalf of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. https://t.co/bs6sUYoBdC
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2019-10-18 18:27:29

Elijah Cummings’ memory is much more than a blessing. It’s an inspiration.

Quoted@GeorgeTakei

Elijah Cummings was signing Trump impeachment-related subpoenas from his hospital bed. Be like Elijah Cummings.

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2019-10-18 17:05:31

Best, concise statement of the campaign finance, likely felony criminal (its based on knowledge & the $ amount) violation Trump & friends have committed.

Quoted@GeoffRBennett

It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election. You don't need a "quid pro quo" for a violation to occur ... regardless of Mulvaney admitting to it yesterday and trying to walk it back.

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2019-10-18 14:18:58

Just finished taping an episode of the @realTrumpcast with @page88. Fueled by coffee. We had a lot to talk about!

Just finished taping an episode of the @realTrumpcast with @page88. Fueled by coffee. We had a lot to talk about! https://t.co/WP5Yya5N22
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2019-10-18 12:14:30

In 2017 Rod Rosenstein laid out how to recognize corruption: “It is no coincidence that crime syndicates and authoritarian rulers use corruption to enrich themselves. They engage in corruption to consolidate political power and defeat legitimate political adversaries.”

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2019-10-18 11:39:06

"Mulvaney speaks candidly ... later, we have this carefully crafted effort to walk it back. It's pretty clear what statement has the ring of truth to it." @JoyceWhiteVance on Mulvaney walking back a quid pro quo.

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2019-10-18 11:26:31

The Constitution is being shredded. America's reputation is being pummeled. Our standing as a beacon of hope and stability has been decimated. I'm old enough to remember when the Republican Party defended all three with abandon. Now, it has abandoned our republic.

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2019-10-18 11:27:18

This language. “Cleaned out.”

Quoted@atrupar

Referring to Kurds living along Turkish border in Syria, Trump says of Turkey, "they had to have it cleaned out."

Referring to Kurds living along Turkish border in Syria, Trump says of Turkey, "they had to have it cleaned out." https://t.co/W8J7IFctO3
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2019-10-18 07:39:02

"Mulvaney speaks candidly ... later, we have this carefully crafted effort to walk it back. It's pretty clear what statement has the ring of truth to it." @JoyceWhiteVance on Mulvaney walking back a quid pro quo.

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2019-10-18 09:54:53

Coffee in hand & ready for @Morning_Joe

Quoted@Morning_Joe

… Eugene Robinson, David Fahrenthold, Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Luce, Jay Caruso, Joyce Vance, Dave Aronberg, Fmr. Secy. Janet Napolitano, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Dominic Chu and more

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2019-10-18 01:39:04

"Mulvaney speaks candidly ... later, we have this carefully crafted effort to walk it back. It's pretty clear what statement has the ring of truth to it." @JoyceWhiteVance on Mulvaney walking back a quid pro quo.

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2019-10-17 23:14:30

"Prosecutors are used to dealing with contradictory statements. Mulvaney speaks candidly ... later, we have this carefully crafted effort to walk it back. It's pretty clear what statement has the ring of truth to it." @JoyceWhiteVance on Mulvaney walking back a quid pro quo

"Prosecutors are used to dealing with contradictory statements. Mulvaney speaks candidly ... later, we have this carefully crafted effort to walk it back. It's pretty clear what statement has the ring of truth to it."

@JoyceWhiteVance on Mulvaney walking back a quid pro quo https://t.co/jgza36wv0z
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2019-10-17 22:53:23

Joining @SteveKornacki who is in for @HardballChris - sending Chris speedy get well wishes.

Quoted@hardball

Tonight on #Hardball: Mulvaney tries to walk back his remark that Trump held up Ukraine aid for political reasons. We're talking to @CongressmanRaja, @Yamiche, @JoshNBCNews, @JoyceWhiteVance, @davidcicilline, @rickwtyler for the latest.

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2019-10-17 22:06:57

Saying there’s not a quid quo pro doesn’t make it go away

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2019-10-17 21:17:59

It’s very interesting how this story has disappeared

Quoted@JoyceWhiteVance

No surprise that Trump’s NY state tax filings are inconsistent with bank loan applications. Perhaps there’s an explanation but it looks like either bank fraud or tax fraud & at a minimum, merits further investigation.

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2019-10-17 20:18:59

Does this mean Barr is going to reconsider opening a criminal case?

Quoted@alex_mallin

NEW - A senior DOJ official has now provided this statement to reporters further distancing the department from Mulvaney’s comments: “If the White House was withholding aid in regards to the cooperation of any investigation at the Department of Justice, that is news to us.”

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2019-10-17 20:07:50

Mulvaney, Trump’s chief of staff, confirmed there was a quid pro quo. Next?

Quoted@GOPoversight

Sondland said he was aware of NO discussions with the White House on withholding U.S. security assistance from Ukraine in return for assistance with the President’s 2020 re-election campaign. Aka: he undercuts @RepAdamSchiff's theory about a quid pro quo.

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2019-10-17 19:24:14

Just now, @WhipClyburn to @ChrisJansing: “We have an outlaw in this White House...the soul of this great nation is at stake.”

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2019-10-17 19:16:35

Today is a day that is so thick with irony it’s a wonder we haven’t all choked.

Quoted@DonaldJTrumpJr

Is Mitt Romney colluding to bring down our president? 🤔 He begged to be in the administration and now he’s bitter and angry!

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2019-10-17 18:27:14

“This was such a smart thing to get it done so fast” ???

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2019-10-17 18:21:27

Trump still fails to understand that he’s running a government as an elected official of the people, not running a business at his own whim. And apparently Mick Mulvaney is enabling that.

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2019-10-17 18:15:44

The highest standard for what impeachable act could mean is requiring the commission of an actual crime. Clearly, the Constitution contemplates other misconduct, but there’s no longer a need to debate what that might be as what we have is an admission of criminal conduct.

Quoted@neal_katyal

This is the textbook definition of an impeachable offense, and the White House Chief of Staff has just admitted it.

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2019-10-17 17:36:49

Trump’s new argument that his kids’ situation is different from Biden’s b/c they made their $ before going into politics doesn’t refute corruption allegations. Moreover, given his failure to release taxes & bankruptcies, loan issues & failing businesses, it may not even be true.

Quoted@BBuchman_CNS

What's the difference between this use of Doral and the claim that Trump makes suggesting the Bidens are engaged in self-deal. "There's clearly no profit here.... the Trump family made their money before going into politics."

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