@rwpusa - Twitter Profile Analysis

Analysis of 200 tweets by Richard W. Painter, from 13 Jan 2022 to 16 Jan 2022.

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Richard W. Painter

@RWPUSA

Law Professor. Former chief White House ethics lawyer 2005-07. Independent. Views are my own.

37,273 tweets
747,237 followers
249 favourites
58 tweets per day
2014 since
400 following
4,056 listed
Minnesota, USA location

Top Tweets by @rwpusa

Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
Not sure how this will go. Pleading collusion is one thing, proving it another. A very large percentage of students at "top" private universities come from well off families. But that's always been the case. They just pretend it's not. https://t.co/7Mx6LycjBY via @NBCNewsTHINK
16 Jan, 2022 - 10:26 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
It's bad enough that university presidents make millions and other administrators and even some faculty make far more than the governor of their state, while students go into debt, but they could at least focus on their jobs. This guy sure didn't. https://t.co/yw9PYroVLZ
16 Jan, 2022 - 07:42 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
The University of Michigan pays its president (now ex-president) over $1 million a year. So what does he do with his time? Let's take a look. https://t.co/xkycgkmXOj
16 Jan, 2022 - 07:35 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
Oath Keepers leaders have been apprehended by DOJ and charged with sedition and conspiracy. Yet the most important co-conspirator of all is still on a golf course in Palm Beach, Florida laughing at DOJ. That's got to change. NOW. https://t.co/12X95ZZ3VW
16 Jan, 2022 - 06:31 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
Governor @Tim_Walz needs to support a ban on sulfide mining near the Boundary Waters. When he does I will endorse him for re-election. If not, I may have to run against him. Mining ban near Boundary Waters once again on the table https://t.co/iek0s42qTv via @pioneerpress
16 Jan, 2022 - 04:43 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
Derek Chauvin is convicted and in the slammer. Now for his colleagues. Every time I hear people defend or ignore wrongdoing by their "colleagues" in any profession I think of these guys. Their case is not looking good. https://t.co/DFfPDgTw0V via @nbcnews
16 Jan, 2022 - 03:32 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
This is just wrong. A year later Ramseyer is doubling down on his claims about WW2 "Comfort Women" (military sex slaves) being prostitutes under "contract." Many were children. One example he uses was a 10 year old girl. Who did "peer review" for the article? Jeffrey Epstein? https://t.co/e7kEAYZs2Z
16 Jan, 2022 - 03:22 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
This is ridiculous. Are Democrats trying to lose control of the House? @POTUS supports a ban on Congressional stock trading. Let's pass that law NOW! Pelosi's husband bought Google, Disney call options that would pay off if bull market continues https://t.co/rt6WhiBpEI
16 Jan, 2022 - 02:17 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
"No person shall [hold public office]... who [having taken an oath of loyalty to the United States] ...shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof." 14'th Amendment, Section 3. https://t.co/jMQmdFSdxp
16 Jan, 2022 - 02:11 AM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
The media staging area is a Christian church. The hostages are in the synagogue around the corner. Hate and violence are directed where they have been for thousands of years. Yet another synagogue is attacked by an extremist. ENOUGH. https://t.co/vPnFo5k2c8
16 Jan, 2022 - 01:48 AM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
For decades we have tolerated extremists who say there are too many Jews in America and who spread conspiracy theories about the Jewish faith. Now a man who seeks freedom for a terrorist takes over a synagogue. Hate meets violence at the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Road. https://t.co/rubjNsTmcd
16 Jan, 2022 - 01:33 AM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
If you believe that civilized institutions or a civilized society can accept persons who openly spread hatred of Jews, Muslims, Asians or anyone else, this is proof of where those words lead. Someone puts words into action. https://t.co/DAkvGBclx4
16 Jan, 2022 - 12:57 AM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
The Minnesota Gerrymander playoffs come to a head between the Super Bowl and March Madness. Fortunately the judges who referee the game don't play for either of the two teams. Let's hope not. https://t.co/WKn2HGdrBh
16 Jan, 2022 - 12:45 AM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
Racism is a national security issue. When we tolerate racism in America we lose strategic alliances abroad and confidence in American democracy dwindles. Those who care about peace, security and the rule of law at home and abroad will address this. https://t.co/AjeegRC7ha
16 Jan, 2022 - 12:01 AM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
This week extreme right media in Japan is ramping up renewed support for this historical revisionism already condemned by thousands of historians. It was a war crime. Two Nobel Economics Prize winners say Ramseyer’s paper reminds them of Holocaust denial https://t.co/x33VatWubw
15 Jan, 2022 - 11:39 PM UTC

Top Retweets by @rwpusa

Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
Federal employees who are not elected officials commit a crime if they participate in a government matter that affects their financial interests. 18 USC 208. But Members of Congress buy and sell stocks and vote on bills whenever they want. Corrupt! https://t.co/51gbFtuAVT
16 Jan, 2022 - 11:29 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
Why do the largest and wealthiest universities get lots of federal money while charging ridiculously high tuition and paying big salaries to administrators, coaches and even some of their faculty while underpaying many instructors and staff? Here's why: https://t.co/xBvy738fhL
16 Jan, 2022 - 11:18 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
Who knows what's going on at the University of Minnesota? When Regent @mdhhsu complained about a "culture of noncompliance" several other Regents and two former University presidents funded a PAC to lobby the state legislature to get rid of him. https://t.co/Pn6PiIRtMQ
16 Jan, 2022 - 07:52 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
Out of state interests are already getting involved in this. A blogger in Chicago just posted about making contacts with Minnesota free-lance reporters and even University of Minnesota professors to try to assail my integrity and derail our effort. We will not back down.
16 Jan, 2022 - 06:37 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
It's not just American special interests that want sulfide mining to destroy the Boundary Waters and Lake Superior Watershed. Here's the CEO of Glencore, which controls the proposed PolyMet mine, getting the Presidential Medal of Friendship from Putin. https://t.co/5djug0TGLI
16 Jan, 2022 - 05:49 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
Here we go. Within seconds of my posting a Tweet calling out people who defend publication of a game theory article claiming WW2 Comfort Women (sex slaves) were paid prostitutes, my comments are flooded with racist rants about Koreans. The far right is awake this morning. Awful.
16 Jan, 2022 - 03:42 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
Stand up to something that's wrong, get called out by a "colleague" at work. Don't stand up to something that's wrong, face the consequences. Four people are responsible for George Floyd's murder. Silence and inaction kill. In this case it sure looks like it was a crime.
16 Jan, 2022 - 03:36 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
One of Ramseyer's examples involved a 10-year-old girl named Osaki. In his paper he wrote, “The recruiter did not try to trick her; even at age 10, she knew what the job entailed.” More here: https://t.co/Dqmiw65geK
16 Jan, 2022 - 03:23 PM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
@dambaras @astanley711 @hannahjshepherd @SayakaChatani @SzendiChelsea One of Ramseyer's examples involved a 10-year-old girl named Osaki. In his paper he wrote, “The recruiter did not try to trick her; even at age 10, she knew what the job entailed.” Disgusting. Who did the peer review for this article? Jeffrey Epstein?
16 Jan, 2022 - 03:52 AM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
@dambaras @JeannieSGersen @astanley711 @hannahjshepherd @SayakaChatani @SzendiChelsea @pennlaw Furthermore even though Ramseyer said there were contracts for WW2 sex slavery, there were no contracts. It was all a made up theory of his. The "contracts" only existed in his mind.
16 Jan, 2022 - 03:42 AM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
@dambaras @JeannieSGersen @astanley711 @hannahjshepherd @SayakaChatani @SzendiChelsea @pennlaw This is one of the most pathetic justifications for publishing revisionist history I have ever seen. Military sex slavery is a war crime not a valid "contract." https://t.co/1JiNYWrgjN
16 Jan, 2022 - 03:29 AM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
@dambaras @JeannieSGersen @astanley711 @hannahjshepherd @SayakaChatani @SzendiChelsea Many of us have repeatedly asked editors of the Journal to retract Mark Ramseyer's paper characterizing WW2 military sex slavery (a war crime) as a valid "contract" for sex. We've been met with nothing but ridicule by editor John Klick (@Pennlaw) and others. This is unacceptable.
16 Jan, 2022 - 03:24 AM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
Still defending Amy Wax's right to spread hate at @pennlaw? "First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist... Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew... Then they came for me" Martin Niemöller (1946)
16 Jan, 2022 - 01:37 AM UTC
Richard W. Painter
@RWPUSA
@deanandersonnyc @pennlaw @COFinkelstein Congress all the time passes legislation and the Court decides whether it is constitutional. Thus far every single case where presidents have claimed immunity from legal process -- US v. Nixon, Clinton v. Jones and Trump v. Vance - the Court has ruled against them.
15 Jan, 2022 - 11:45 PM UTC

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