Seth Abramson runs over Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani like a runaway truth train.
Former criminal investigator and criminal defense attorney, Seth Abramson, weighed in on an absurd tweet by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani has been attempting to pressure Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team into wrapping up their investigation into possible Russian tampering in the 2016 election.
On Monday, Giuliani was at it again, this time on Twitter, tweeting: “All developments point to no collusion. Papadopoulos testified no knowledge of collusion. Woodward,after exhaustive research, found no evidence. And “anonymous author” makes no such allegation. Why? Because the President did nothing wrong. Time to end it,” – “it” being Mueller’s investigation.
Abramson had the perfect response, tweeting: “Keep in mind Rudy’s working definition for “collusion”: Col·lu·sion (kəˈlo͞oZHən), noun. President Vladimir Putin sitting at a computer with Donald Trump on his lap as Trump hacks into the DoD mainframe, borscht dripping from the right side of his mouth and caviar from the left.”
Keep in mind Rudy's working definition for "collusion":
Col·lu·sion (kəˈlo͞oZHən), noun. President Vladimir Putin sitting at a computer with Donald Trump on his lap as Trump hacks into the DoD mainframe, borscht dripping from the right side of his mouth and caviar from the left. https://t.co/yCs4vfYL97
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) September 10, 2018
For those unfamiliar with his work, Abramson has been publishing extensive Twitter threads and mega-threads regarding the ongoing investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. And, while he has his critics, Abramson – a former public defender at both the state and federal level – has an impressive resume.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Seth worked for eight years as a criminal defense attorney and criminal investigator and is now a tenure-track professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at University of New Hampshire. His teaching areas include digital journalism, post-internet cultural theory, post-internet writing, and legal advocacy (legal writing, case method, and trial advocacy).
Trained as a criminal investigator at Georgetown University (1996) and then the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute (2000-2001), Seth is a member in good standing of both the New Hampshire Bar and the Federal Bar for the District of New Hampshire. He’s worked for three public defenders—two state and one federal—representing over 2,000 criminal defendants over that time in cases ranging from juvenile delinquency to first-degree murder. He first testified in federal court as a defense investigator at the age of 19; represented his first homicide client at the age of 22 as a Rule 33 attorney for the Boston Trial Unit of the Committee for Public Counsel Services; and won his first first-degree murder trial at 29. Between 2001 and 2007, he was a staff attorney for the Nashua Trial Unit of the New Hampshire Public Defender.
If you are interested in reading more of Abramson’s thoughts, Twitter user @chicken_afraido created a document linking to every Trump-Russia thread published by Abramson going back to autumn of 2016. The document begins with his updated bio from 8 December 2017, but then hops to his latest threads and works in reverse chronological order. He also has a web page linking to Abramson’s threads using category listings for those interested in a breakdown by topic.