“The global risk assessment is High, the regional level is High, and for China it’s Very High.” @WHO provides an update on the #coronoavirus outbreak. pic.twitter.com/ZAOcrUZ7h0
— UN Geneva (@UNGeneva) January 29, 2020
Coronavirus: Whole world 'must take action', warns WHO https://t.co/Fim7Jan2w2
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 29, 2020
Tibet, previously the last uninfected region of mainland China, announced its first suspected case of Wuhan coronavirus today. This suggests the virus is no longer just in dense urban areas, but has also spread to remote, rural corners of the country https://t.co/W6WiTdrxkV
— CNN International (@cnni) January 29, 2020
Gaps in China's transparency are hampering U.S. efforts to get a grip on the spreading Wuhan coronavirus — even as politicians and scientists alike are praising China for being far more forthcoming compared with previous disease outbreaks like SARS https://t.co/pUoM20TdHU
— POLITICO (@politico) January 29, 2020
— China now has more cases of coronavirus than it had of SARS
—A flight of over 200 Americans who were evacuated from Wuhan landed in Southern California Wednesday morning
—British Airways canceled all flights to and from Chinahttps://t.co/FgzWGl7FGY
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 29, 2020
Coronavirus: Australia plans Chrustmas Island quarantine as foreigners evacuated from Wuhan. BA suspends flight to & from China. https://t.co/37ciC0ej2r
— bill shea (@bill_21c) January 29, 2020
Trump attorney Alan Dershowitz: "If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment." https://t.co/jKErQcS1Iy pic.twitter.com/zo4rL6Zbla
— ABC News (@ABC) January 29, 2020
this is Trump lawyer Dershowitz’ constitutional argument that “abuse of power” is not an impeachable offense: it’s similar to “maladministration,” which the Framers rejected as an impeachable offense
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) January 29, 2020
Dershowitz argued for a dictatorial presidency today. Horrifically, he made the case a president could commit any crime and cross any line in their own political interest.
This is a scorched earth defense, and it could destroy the rule of law.https://t.co/cTVCQjUObf
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) January 29, 2020
Alan Dershowitz, one of President Trump's defense lawyers, argued that anything a president does to get re-elected could be considered in the nation's interest and is therefore not impeachable.https://t.co/ptlmibuTni
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 29, 2020
Bolton's lawyer disputes NSC assessment that manuscript contains classified information https://t.co/bey8lwl2XP pic.twitter.com/gj16kH2aNM
— The Hill (@thehill) January 30, 2020
So you’re saying that the reason Parnas is unable to testify about the President committing crimes is that he currently under arrest for helping the President commit crimes. https://t.co/pigcfbKZ9j
— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) January 29, 2020
Five hours in to the Senate trial today, I have a modest proposal: Adjourn for an hour or two, and watch John Bolton give a press conference?
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) January 29, 2020
Remember when the GAO concluded that Trump's freeze of Ukraine aid was illegal? That was only two weeks ago.
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) January 29, 2020
Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, who is up for reelection this year, told a home-state news outlet that he does not want additional witnesses to be included in the Senate impeachment trial https://t.co/dyyYyDIY9s
— CNN (@CNN) January 29, 2020
Elsewhere in Trumpworld…
ICYMI, cause I sure did.
Allies of Pres Trump have begun holding events in black communities where they praise the president as they hand out *tens of thousands of dollars in cash* to attendees. First giveaway took place last month in Cleveland.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) January 29, 2020
This stirring case for President Pence, from @ForTheRuleOfLaw, is scheduled to air on @LouDobbs on @FoxBusiness tomorrow night. One assumes President Trump will be watching–and wondering why his vice president permits such an ad to be aired. And do visit https://t.co/lAVuDcYJEg. pic.twitter.com/bLyLO21NsV
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 29, 2020
The way we treat refugees reveals whether we live by our ideals. Just because something is legal does not mean it is right. https://t.co/4fY8vSf6vi
— David Miliband (@DMiliband) January 29, 2020
For all the economic, social and political disaster of the last four years, all the shit that’s hit and shit still to come, the one solitary Brexit dividend is that Farage and his miserable coterie of nationalist non-entities will never humiliate us again pic.twitter.com/u385SnZ7vH
— Jonathan Lis (@jonlis1) January 29, 2020
Compare the graciousness of this with the gracelessness of Farage. Ours is now a smaller and more small-minded world. https://t.co/JmoChnjcoL
— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) January 29, 2020
UK top trade partners (exports) in 2018:
United States 🇺🇸 £50.4bn
China 🇨🇳 £21.4bn
Hong Kong 🇭🇰 £7.9bn
UAE 🇦🇪 £7.8bn
Japan 🇯🇵 £6.5bn
South Korea 🇰🇷 £6bn
Canada 🇨🇦 £5.6bn
Singapore 🇸🇬 £5.2bn
India 🇮🇳 £5bn
Australia 🇦🇺 £4.5bn
Spot the problem.
— Peter McGahan (@peter_mcgahan) January 29, 2020
On Friday, the UK will leave the EU. #BorisJohnson will no doubt claim he got #Brexit "done". For our PM though, there's still a lot to do. It will all be downhill from here. He has 11 months to prove he was right. He wasn't! And he will fail. #ToryBrexit https://t.co/PHZo226Bor
— Derek James 🇪🇺#RejoinEU #TheTruthMatters (@derekjames150) January 29, 2020
“Cabinet ministers asked to cut back departments by 5%”
That’ll be the Brexit dividend.
Happy Christmas turkeys!!https://t.co/5rrtE9ZGf6 pic.twitter.com/dQ0E3y6rLd
— Remoaning Myrtle #FBPE (@TheAndyMaturin) January 29, 2020
Rogue Political Ads that Lie Will Never Be Tamed Without Regulation.
Co-founder of Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising welcomes new recommendations on electoral & political advertising, but believes they’ve ignored biggest issue.
Byline Times https://t.co/1nWugcduxQ
— Agnes Clackett (@AgnesClackett) January 30, 2020
So I have been silent in print and on the socials since Xmas. This might explain why. (Working on the principle that you should write what you know). https://t.co/5e8icr2iKc
— Rafael Behr (@rafaelbehr) January 29, 2020
Breaking: German gov't says it is in possession of intelligence that proves that Huawei cooperates with Chinese state security organs https://t.co/5ye4lpT497
— Adrian Zenz (@adrianzenz) January 29, 2020