Breaking: Trump bragged to Bob Woodward that he protected Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman from congressional scrutiny after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 10, 2020
"I saved his ass," Trump said in 2018. "I was able to get Congress to leave him alone."https://t.co/mvTwRdWl3y
He claims he downplayed it because he didn’t want “people” to panic. He means the stock market, because he doesn’t give a shit about “people”:
Trump admitted he knew weeks before the first confirmed US coronavirus death that the virus was dangerous, airborne, highly contagious and “more deadly than even your strenuous flus,” and that he repeatedly played it down publicly. #TrumpKnew https://t.co/3fXdDR56nz— Robert Cooper 🌊 (@RobertCooper58) September 9, 2020
Former director of national intelligence Dan Coats could not shake his “deep suspicions” that Vladimir Putin “had something” on Trump, seeing “no other explanation” for the president’s behavior, according to Bob Woodward’s book. https://t.co/McK2uHn0jE— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 9, 2020
Joe Biden accused President Trump of “a life-and-death betrayal of the American people” hours after journalist Bob Woodward revealed ahead of the publication of his new book, “Rage,” that Trump had concealed the true threat posed by coronavirus. https://t.co/lhxcWltoh6 pic.twitter.com/OSDQorkHNB— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) September 9, 2020
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Former high-ranking NRA official says lawsuit filed by New York attorney general seeking to dissolve the organization for an array of “illegal conduct” merely scratches the surface of a much deeper culture of corruption. https://t.co/NamTKQoVQl pic.twitter.com/0qbKxaVBDn— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) September 4, 2020
Breaking via The Atlantic: Trump canceled a visit to a U.S. military cemetery in France in 2018 because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain and because he didn't believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people. https://t.co/gZ2reA3ww4— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 3, 2020
“A former senior administration official confirmed to The Washington Post that the president frequently made disparaging comments about veterans and soldiers missing in action, referring to them at times as ‘losers.’” https://t.co/c44cFIsnLs— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) September 4, 2020
"Trump, while standing by Robert Kelly’s grave" — Gen. John Kelly's son, a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan — "turned directly to his father and said, 'I don’t get it. What was in it for them?'"— Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) September 3, 2020
A senior Defense Department official I just spoke with confirmed this story by @JeffreyGoldberg in its entirety. Especially the grafs about the late Sen. John McCain and former Marine Gen. John Kelly, President @realDonaldTrump former chief of staff. https://t.co/ol2lhBbgv8— James LaPorta (@JimLaPorta) September 3, 2020
from a new, separate WaPo story:— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) September 4, 2020
"the president told senior advisers that he didn’t understand why the U.S. gov't placed such value on finding soldiers missing in action because they had performed poorly & gotten caught & deserved what they got"https://t.co/1Y9gDjYgGU
In an effort to keep Trump supporters from claiming a stolen election, Hawkfish CEO Josh Mendelsohn is getting out the word: Expect Trump to look like he’s winning big on election night. (Hawkfish is Michael Bloomberg’s political data firm.)
In an exclusive interview with Axios, Mendelsohn spells out the likely scenario.
“We are sounding an alarm and saying that this is a very real possibility, that the data is going to show on election night an incredible victory for Donald Trump,” he said.
“When every legitimate vote is tallied and we get to that final day, which will be some day after Election Day, it will in fact show that what happened on election night was exactly that, a mirage,” Mendelsohn said. “It looked like Donald Trump was in the lead and he fundamentally was not when every ballot gets counted.”
Under one of the group’s modeling scenarios, Trump could hold a projected lead of 408-130 electoral votes on election night, if only 15% of the vote by mail (VBM) ballots had been counted.
Once 75% of mail ballots were counted, perhaps four days later, the lead could flip to Biden’s favor.
This particular modeling scenario portrays Biden as ultimately winning a massive victory, 334-204.
The methodology, described in detail below, was based in part on polling from FiveThirtyEight in August.
There will also be delays due to many states that don’t count their mail-in ballots until Election Day.
The group is trying to educate state and county elections officials, news organizations, and the courts about the danger of premature results — and to the likelihood of Trump and his team going to court and pulling high-pressure tactics like the 2000 “Brooks Brothers riot,” demanding that election officials reject mailed-in ballots counted after election day.
Hawkfish is advising voters to be very careful about voting early enough and following all the instructions to the letter — or, putting on protective gear and go early either to safely vote in person or return the ballot at the polls.