Laurence Tribe

Laurence Tribe

@tribelaw

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"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." -- Robin Williams

Joined on November 01 2015
2019-10-19 00:02:37

So idiotic

Quoted@JamesOKeefeIII

WOW “My clients intend to file legal action against you, to seek compensatory damages, treble damages, punitive damages, injunction relief, reimbursement of legal costs and all other legal and equitable remedies, to the maximum extent permitted by law.”

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2019-10-18 22:15:31

John Kasich is now in favor of impeachment. That’s Ohio speaking. The Senate will soon becin play.

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2019-10-18 22:00:16

There are things you can’t just take back. This Mulvaney confession is among them.

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2019-10-18 21:17:56

Trump’s casual comments about the genocidal violence he has unleashed are almost as disqualifying as the insanely stupid and grossly ill-informed actions he took at Erdogan‘s and Putin’s urging

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2019-10-18 17:43:01

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2019-10-18 15:07:40

This federal bailout of Trump’s failing bedbug-ridden Doral Resort flagrantly violates both Emoluments Clauses at once. His contempt for the Constitution is boundless. Only impeachment and removal from office can end his abuse of the powers it confers.

Quoted@Fahrenthold

BREAKING: President @realDonaldTrump has awarded the massive G-7 Summit of world leaders to himself. A bedrock promise of Trump's presidency -- that he would not use his public power to benefit his private company -- explodes.

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2019-10-18 15:00:35

The centerpiece of Trump’s impeachable abuse of power is turning out to be not one phone call with Ukraine’s leader but a sprawling conspiracy into which the president criminally corrupted a large chunk of the Executive Branch for his personal benefit

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2019-10-18 12:34:19

“We also anticipate that at an appropriate point in the investigation, we will be taking witness testimony in public, so that the full Congress and the American people can hear their testimony firsthand.” — @RepAdamSchiff

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2019-10-18 12:14:44

Quite a list!

Quoted@SykesCharlie

Helluva news cycle: what do you lead with? *Mulvaney's admission of a quid pro quo in Ukraine? *The G-7 Trump Doral grift? *Trumps awful Syria deal?... or *The president's apparent endorsement of ethnic cleansing?

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2019-10-18 12:13:50

Great ad!

Quoted@BillKristol

Here's a new ad from Republicans for the Rule of Law, responding to Trump's putting the G7 at the (sadly bedbug-infested) #Doral in order to enrich himself. The ad will run digitally this weekend and air on Fox and Friends Monday.

Here's a new ad from Republicans for the Rule of Law, responding to Trump's putting the G7 at the (sadly bedbug-infested) #Doral in order to enrich himself. The ad will run digitally this weekend and air on Fox and Friends Monday. https://t.co/c0kdivEDQ3
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2019-10-18 12:12:59

Obscene and ignorant: that’s Trump. @brett_mcgurk is right.

Quoted@brett_mcgurk

This is an obscene and ignorant statement. 200k innocent people displaced. Hundreds dead. Credible reports of war crimes. ISIS prisoners escaping. US evacuating and bombing its own positions or handing them to Russia. Two kids in a lot?

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2019-10-18 12:11:54

The Meryl Streep of generals. Touché!

Quoted@NBCNews

"I’m not just an overrated general. I’m the most overrated general," Mattis says. "I'm honored to be considered that by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep an overrated actress. So I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals, and frankly that sounds pretty good to me."

"I’m not just an overrated general. I’m the most overrated general," Mattis says. "I'm honored to be considered that by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep an overrated actress. So I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals, and frankly that sounds pretty good to me." https://t.co/Hzpe5lUeje
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2019-10-18 12:09:04

I agree. Romney is the only Republican Senator standing up to Trump’s treachery. He deserves props from all sides.

Quoted@SykesCharlie

Romney is finding his voice. He deserves major kudos for this... from both parties.

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2019-10-18 11:42:46

To be clear, i’m not saying I regard any of the proposed plans as unconstitutional. I’m saying that they will confront significant challenge in the courts and that one cannot simply assume that the Supreme Court will be unsympathetic to several lines of constitutional attack.

Quoted@tribelaw

Those urging elimination of all private health insurance must explain how they expect to persuade conservative Supreme Court Justices that this massive taking of private property and contracts is constitutional, even if all who lose value are fairly compensated by U.S. taxpayers

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2019-10-18 11:28:36

This blatant violation of both Emoluments Clauses is impossible for Congress to ignore in its impeachment proceeding despite the value of limiting the focus to the Ukraine shakedown and the defiance of Congress. It’s good news that this is an easy case.

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2019-10-18 11:08:01

Those urging elimination of all private health insurance must explain how they expect to persuade conservative Supreme Court Justices that this massive taking of private property and contracts is constitutional, even if all who lose value are fairly compensated by U.S. taxpayers

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2019-10-18 10:43:39

Compulsion to confess?

Quoted@guardian

US briefing: Mulvaney cops to quid pro quo, Syria ceasefire and Brexit

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2019-10-18 10:42:33

“One retired four-star general grabbed my arm, shook me and shouted, ‘I don’t like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic!’” — retired Navy Admiral William McRaven, former Commander of Special Operations Command

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2019-10-17 22:47:42

This

Quoted@NateSilver538

If somehow the Syria and quid-pro-quo stories fuse together, e.g. if Trump's decisions in Syria are later shown to result from various sorts of untoward interests he has in Turkey, Russia or another country, IMO we'd be looking at a pretty good chance of removal from office.

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2019-10-17 19:56:41

If anything, @JeffreyToobin understates how grotesquely Bill Barr is torturing the Religious Clauses of the First Amendment. That Barr is the United States AttorneyGeneral makes his mangling of our Constitution all the more unacceptable and unamerican.

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2019-10-17 19:48:43

.@ewarren deserves space and time to specify and refine. I’m willing to wait. But not indefinitely.

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2019-10-17 19:30:22

I’m relieved that the House Committees engaged in deciding whether Trump should be impeached will have the full-time assistance of my former student @JoshuaMatz8, with whom I wrote “To End A Presidency: The Power of Impeachment.” Nobody understands this vital topic more deeply.

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2019-10-17 19:21:06

I’m heartened by Senator Mitt Romney’s bold and articulate call for hearings into Trump’s shameful role in Turkey’s move against our Kurdish allies in the fight to suppress ISIS in Syria. The ceasefire didn’t silence Romney. It shouldn’t silence anyone else.

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2019-10-17 18:42:51

The Doral in June usually has a 38% occupancy. Miami in summer isn’t easy to sell. With the G7 there, the remaining 62% will be sold. No $$$ to Trump? Gimme a break. Unconstitutional Emoluments from all 7 countries. Plus Russia if Trump invites Putin to “observe.”

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2019-10-17 18:22:16

My colleague is sadly misinformed. He seems unaware that this phase of the House impeachment inquiry is a substitute for what a special prosecutor would do if we had an attorney general who represented the US rather than serving as Trump’s Roy Cohn.

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2019-10-17 18:09:11

As the Kurdish forces are pulled back, this so-called “cease fire” cements their betrayal. It took a half hour for me to see through this smokescreen. I should’ve seen it in a minute.

Quoted@tribelaw

The 120-hour ceasefire feels phony to me. I hope I’m wrong.

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2019-10-17 18:01:10

The 120-hour ceasefire feels phony to me. I hope I’m wrong.

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2019-10-17 17:23:34

Of course it will also violate the Foreign Emoluments Clause of Article I

Quoted@tribelaw

Mulvaney’s statement that Trump will not profit personally from this decision is total BS. This will violate the Domestic Emoluments Clause of Article II for sure.

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2019-10-17 16:49:47

Mulvaney’s statement that Trump will not profit personally from this decision is total BS. This will violate the Domestic Emoluments Clause of Article II for sure.

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