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After falsely blasting Twitter for ‘discriminatory’ anti-conservative policies Trump meets with company’s CEO

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President Donald Trump kicked off Tuesday with an unusually early tweetstorm, blasting and berating a wide variety of targets, including MSNBC’s “Angry Dumb and Sick” “Morning Psycho,” known to everyone else in America as “Morning Joe” Scarborough. He also set his sights on “The Radical Left Democrats, together with their leaders in the Fake News Media,” and “the Enemy of the People!” better known as The New York Times.

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There were also two somewhat irregular tweets, somewhat threatening in nature, and totally false, about Twitter itself:

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Trump was complaining about the entirely false conspiracy theory that conservatives have been spinning for over two years now: that social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter are silencing conservatives, are “shadow-banning” them, and taking other measures against conservatives. In reality, social media platforms have simply changed their focus and no longer are working to promote news outlets in general – regardless of point of view.

But now we learn that President Trump today met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Presumably the meeting, which does not appear on the President’s Daily Schedule, was pre-arranged, as Twitter HQ is in San Francisco.

“Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, along with other Twitter executives, is having a closed-door meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday, according to an internal Twitter email obtained by Motherboard from two independent sources. The meeting comes after an invitation from the White House, the email adds,” according to Vice News’ Motherboard website.

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As far as Trump’s and conservatives’ false claims of anti-GOP discrimination, Motherboard notes that “Twitter has faced criticism about a perceived bias against conservatives that the company and experts who study social media say is unfounded.”

“This month, Republicans questioned Twitter over concerns the platform is censoring conversative speech. Twitter has also faced criticism over its handling of Trump’s own Twitter account, which he uses often to attack political opponents. His tweets have, at times, broken Twitter’s rules, leading some to call for the company to ban or suspend his account.”

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GOP will be ‘aided and abetted’ by Russian bots and trolls defending Trump: Former FBI counter-intel chief

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The former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Americans to "hunker down" because Russian intelligence will be repeating Republican talking points.

Frank Figliuzzi was interviewed Thursday by MSNBC's Brian Williams on "The Last Word."

"Frank, Fiona Hill -- who richly deserves it -- has been awarded front page status tomorrow morning on the front page of The New York Times, and I imagine newspapers and websites across this country," Williams noted.

"It was extraordinary today when she -- in effect, begged -- asked, certainly, members of the committee to stop supplying Russian talking points, to stop advancing Russian propaganda in the Congress of the United States," he continued.

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Trump has committed 6 impeachable offenses: Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe says ‘the evidence is all there’

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe broke down the six impeachable offenses President Donald Trump has committed during a Thursday appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

Tribe has argued 36 cases before the United States Supreme Court and taught at Harvard Law for 50 years. He co-authored the 2018 book To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment with Joshua Matz.

"Everyone was in the loop, it was no secret. That was the testimony from Ambassador Gordon Sondland yesterday as he implicated the president, Secretary of State, White House chief of staff, and former National Security Advisor John Bolton and other administration officials in the plot to bribe the president of Ukraine to publicly launch an investigation into Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. military aid to Ukraine that was authorized by Congress and that the president was withholding," O'Donnell reported.

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Rachel Maddow breaks down how public opinion is catching up with the facts of Trump’s impeachment

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Thursday broke down how the details from the televised impeachment hearings are being reported in local newspapers.

The host read the headlines from multiple newspapers following the damning testimony by Ambassador Gordon Sondland.

The Los Angels Times headlined, "Sonland implicates president." "Envoy says Trump directed effort," was The Wall Street Journal headline.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch headlined, "'Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret': Defiant Sondland says he followed Trump's orders."

"Trump directed pressure on Ukraine, ambassador says," headlined The Kansas City Star.

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