💣🔥💥🍿🐾#SamPatten is a starter on this menu. A thread on #Trump#Putin#Collusion: from pop-singers in Taj Mahal to weapons in Syria, plus what Satan, black cats, soccer, Patriarchs & judo wrestling have in common. Tarantino, it is not. Oh, plus #CambridgeAnalytica. 👇
1. #SamPatten admitted failing to register in the U.S. as a foreign agent for his work lobbying on behalf of a Ukrainian political party. Breaking. 👇
2. "The nature of his cooperation isn’t clear." (Yes, but the connections are telling.👇 ) . Patten worked with Manafort and & on microtargeting operations with Cambridge Analytica.
Carole asks Luke: when did Trump cross your radar?
Luke: summer 2016. When Manafort became campaign manager whom Luke had met in Ukraine who was consultant transforming Yavchenko. What was he doing in Soviet Empire?? He was best connected political lobbist in area. Pre-Steele!
Sadder yet is that It's happening on @realDonaldTrump's watch, even w/mountains of proof, the fed agencies that oversee these resources do nothing! I hit the end of my rope last week in spite of crime reports to @TheJusticeDept & every OIG, I have been without food & medicine!
"Cohen alleges that he was present, along with several others, when Trump was informed of the #Russian's offer by Trump Jr. By Cohen's account, Trump approved going ahead with the meeting with the Russians, according to sources." #TrumpTowerMeeting
I'm sure more will be revealed in the next 24hrs, but I think we are headed into #collusion territory here.
Also, Trump claimed repeatedly that he knew nothing about that meeting.
But Trump did say "anyone" would jump on that offer. Forgeting it was from #Russia.
#President@realDonaldTrump's words, whether you accept his apology and his explanation, do not comport with his actions and his foreign policy toward #Russia. He has been one of the hardest presidents on Russia in recent memory.
Where was the outrage when @BarackObama told Medvedev to inform #Putin "After my election I have more flexibility,"? I think much of the outrage being expressed- especially by #Republicans- is politically motivated.
In September 2016, @KellyannePolls told Trump he couldn't get elected if he kept claiming @POTUS44 was born in Kenya--as he had 67x on Twitter over 6yrs. So Trump gave a press conference saying he believed Obama was born in the US, gave no explanation, took no questions.
Trump has since walked that back.
Remember at the Inaugural luncheon where he paid tribute to @HillaryClinton and all she has done for America and asked those in attendance to applaud her?
Trump soon walked that back as well & has directed his DOJ to investigate her again.
Everyone knows Trump lies, that he has always lied and that he believes his own lies.
Trump lied repeatedly at the #HelsinkiSummit presser. He also told his truth--that Russia didn't attack our 2016 election.There is videotape of the live broadcast which the whole world saw.
2/ Count One is Conspiracy to Commit an Offense Against the US. It is alleged that Russia, through its military intel agency (GRU) engaged in large-scale cyber intrusion operations and staged release of documents to interfere in the 2016 election.
3/ In paragraph 8, indictment alleges those charged “conspired with each other, *AND WITH PERSONS KNOWN AND UNKNOWN TO THE GRAND JURY*” —this implies there are *UNCHARGED CO-CONSPIRATORS*. Acts began in March, 2016. Releases began in June, 2016, continuing through November 2016.
Mueller’s reported acceleration is consistent w/reports that Roger Stone & Michael Cohen soon will be indicted. Plus, Mueller wouldn’t want to interfere w/midterms, so this likely puts the timing btwn now and mid-September.😀 3/
Trump supporters and apologists MUST come to grips with the fact that their hero lied about Russia, over and over and over again.
If I'm wrong about #collusion, then WHY did he do this?
1/ Throughout the campaign, during the transition period, and after inauguration, Donald Trump and his surrogates vehemently denied meeting with Russians of any stripe, for any purpose. Every time, they shot it down.
2/ And the Trumpists were indignant about it. The response was always something along the lines of, “Russia? Us? How dare you accuse us of such a thing!”
They never offered an explanation of why they did it. They just denied it. As if they knew it was wrong.
Let's talk a little bit about Robert Swan Mueller III..
It has become apparent that Mueller was chosen as the SC for the actual purpose of COVERING up deep state intel community crimes during the 2016 election, with the extra incentive that his and RR were both balls deep in #UraniumOne ...
One might ask why was Mueller annointed with this task...common answer is he was former FBI director, comeys pal, kerrys bud, establishment trash et al... All valid points...