Just when you thought the Trump administration couldn't get any worse...

Gomez Adams

Grammar Fascist
Staff member
Dec 1, 2020
Suwanee, Georgia
This comes up: A newly unsealed document shows that in the closing days of the Barr Department of Justice, a secret grand jury was convened to get to the answers of a matter of national security.

A spy ring? No.
An imminent threat of terrorism? No.
A extermination event disaster? Not quite.

It was to try to get the identity of a Devin Nunes alt account on Twitter. I'm not kidding.

The government has issued a subpoena (the “Subpoena”) for “[a]ll customer or subscriber account information” for the Twitter user @NunesAlt (the “Account”) from October 1, 2020 to present. Under the First Amendment, the government cannot compel Twitter to produce information related to the Account unless it “can show a compelling interest in the sought-after material and a sufficient nexus between the subject matter of the investigation and the information it seek.” In re Grand Jury Subpoena No. 11116275, 846 F. Supp. 2d 1, 4 (D.D.C. 2012) (internal quotation marks omitted). While Twitter does not have visibility into the purpose of the Subpoena, Twitter has serious concerns whether the government can meet this standard given the context in which it has received the Subpoena.​

Such a fantastic use of the Department of Justice's resources during a pandemic that was crippling the nation and world at large.
A reach at best. If anything, the lawyer for Devin Nunes that's filed over 120 frivolous lawsuits should be the one disbarred but that's not happening either.

Fact is, getting disbarred is about as rare as getting removed from congress. You have to do something completely beyond the pale and even then more times than not it doesn't happen.

Put it this way: Lin Wood, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell all still have a license to practice law. That to me is simply unbelievable.
I don't know. It's definately abuse of power. I mean holy shit you're going after a parody account on twitter? It's not like the guy was planning to storm the capital building.