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Who visited Biden at the @WhiteHouse on June 15th 2016.

Biden was hosting visits from a number of Ukrainians on that date, along w/Victoria Nuland. Frequency of such visits by Ukrainians were not a regular occurance.

What else happened on 06/15/2016: “Guccifer”
Notice the TIME.
June 14, 2016
One day before Biden hosted Ukrainians at White House: Democrats introduce “Russia.”
jampac.us/dnclawsuit/
June 12, 2016
Three days before Biden’s Ukrainians:
The British press reports that Julian Assange said that @wikileaks had obtained and planned to publish a batch of emails “in relation to Hillary Clinton” theguardian.com/media/2016/jun…
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#FlynnExonerated
The #DarkToLight Symbolism around this travesty and miscarriage of justice for the Flynn family is immense.

When @GenFlynn is exonerated, whether it be by Judge Emmitt Sullivan dismissing the case or #AGBarr exercising his dept duty to apply justice...
What we do know, is @GenFlynn did NOT LIE! He was set up into a perjury trap by his OWN ATTORNEY! Robert Kelner from Covington Burling, the same firm where @EricHolder also works was hired to fill out #FARA paperwork for the Flynn Intel Group. (FIG)
The FIG was hired by Innovo, a Dutch firm, to do business in Turkey. It's common knowledge that while Turkey is an ally, it's head of state, Erdogan is somewhat of a nutter. (kindly put). By no means did @GenFlynn [knowingly] lie or misrepresent himself on his FARA form.
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@ericgarland @thespybrief @nielsrosenquist One of the reasons it's useful to have multiple global, interlocking evidentiary maps showing hard, court-admissible evidence is it effectively *forces* many investigations to fuse.

It's not *just* where the money comes from and where it goes.
@ericgarland @thespybrief @nielsrosenquist Other threads go into this in more detail, but it's really more than you can fit into even epic Twitter threads.
@ericgarland @thespybrief @nielsrosenquist Example given: Flip everybody. Sift their computers/devices for more evidence, whether they cooperator or not. Turn cooperators phones into walking bugs. Dial-a-crook.
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Here’s a full list of President Trump’s pardons and commutations today 👇
Full pardon went to former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo:

Former football player Jerry Rice thanked Trump.

Full pardon to junk bond king Michael Milken (Ugh, though he already served his time and had his sentence reduced for cooperating with the feds in previous years).

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People seem distracted by other events, but Michael Flynn's defense team offered rare window today into his decision to plead guilty in Mueller probe. Weeks before he pled, his lawyers said they saw no 'significant' criminal exposure from his FBI interview politico.com/news/2020/01/2…
Also defense insisted or discussed insisting that Flynn would not consider pleading guilty to a felony, which he soon did. They also dismissed as 'nothing to worry about' concerns abt potential conflict of interest stemming from firm's earlier advice to Flynn on his #FARA filing.
Flynn's new defense team is going whole hog with a strategy of blaming his former lawyers at Covington & Burling for giving him bad & conflicted advice. New lawyers dumped emails showing Covington planning to tout Flynn's plea deal 2 win other business even before deal was signed
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Giuliani told U.S. that his client Alejandro Betancourt (target for fraud, money-laundering in Miami) should receive leniency for financing Venezuela's opposition, Guaido denies the support - Parnas #WhereIsTheFARA ? reuters.com/article/us-ven…
Any other @TheJusticeDept - not under the thumb of Bill Barr - Rudy Giuliani would have been in handcuffs already. Mucho #FARA violations!
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1/ Nothing to see here.
Oct. 5, 2019
"Sweeney filed paperwork w/ the DOJ saying he's acting as a foreign agent, w/ a lobbying contract to rep Vnesheconombank State Development Corp, a Ru state-owned development bank w/ leaders appointed by the Kremlin."
dailygazette.com/article/2019/1…
2/ #FARA
Vnesheconombank is the largest development bank in Russia. It's headed by Igor Shuvalov, an appointee of Putin and former first deputy PM in Putin's cabinet.
efile.fara.gov/ords/f?p=1381:…
3/ The Kremlin’s $220 Million Man
Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s deputy prime minister, is supposed to have the cleanest hands in the Kremlin. So where’d he get a quarter of a billion dollars?
foreignpolicy.com/2014/10/29/the…
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🍑FruityG🍑

“Our allies need to know that we remain a force for good, and to please bear with us as we move through this moment in time.”

RU Inquiry Review Is Expected to Undercut Trump/RW Narratives

Giuliani’s Firm Was in Talks to Receive $500k From Ukraine Prosecutor #FARA
🍑FruityG2🍑

Lutsenko said Giuliani told him he would have to hire a lobbyist to get the meeting.

“They even offered me such a company,” Lutsenko said.

Ballard or Livingston?🤔

He said that he was told it would be “impossible” for him to get the meeting without paying. #FCPA
🍑FruityG3🍑

Pay-to-Pay Scheme to enrich Trump loyalists in the Lobbying, PR & Legal businesses, inorder to ‘get a meeting’, resolve sanctions or tariff “issues”

The FBI never tried to place undercover agents or informants inside the Trump campaign, a highly anticipated
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"One [Firtash] had been indicted on federal bribery charges. The other [Kolomoisky] was embroiled in a vast banking scandal and was reported to be under investigation by the F.B.I."
"...they had one more thing in common: Both had been singled out by Rudolph W. Giuliani and pressed to assist in his wide-ranging hunt for information damaging to one of President Trump’s leading political rivals, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr."
"That effort culminated in the 7/25/19 ph call between the American and Ukrainian presidents that has taken Trump to the brink of impeachment and inexorably brought Mr. Giuliani’s Ukrainian shadow campaign into the light."

Recall, Firtash was supposed to be extradited in July.
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.@RudyGiuliani: have you filed your retroactive #FARA for Turkey, yet? No?
Uh oh.
Rudy, Rudy, Rudy. Get that #FARA paperwork together my dude! 😂🤣✌🏼
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1. There are a number of people who have earned a living as paid shills for the Turkish jihadists. Let's see that they all are investigated for #FARA violations. We need copies of propaganda pieces to turn over to @TheJusticeDept.
2. Also proof that their income comes from sources linked to Turkey. If they are paid they can be a proper targets IMO. Remember, Flynn violated FARA the day after the 2016 election. I reported last week's @washingtonpost Turkish govt propaganda piece lacking proper markings.
3. If you are a foreign government agent you need to register. If you publish their propaganda it has to include a warning notice that it is "informational materials." Fun fact the congressman who changed that wording from "propaganda" to "informational material went to prison
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In the Age of Trump, Judge Reflects on D’Souza and the ‘New Rudy’ #Zarrab courthousenews.com/on-the-bench-i…
Rudy hired to be the go-between between Trump and Erdogan - per Judge Berman:
Evidence in Zarrab case indicates Rudy’s (old) firm, Greenberg Traurig acted as a foreign agent. (Which, they were on a #FARA for since 2014.)
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OPERATION VAMPIRE SLAYER. 🧛‍♂️

Mission accomplished. 😎

#FARA 🚨
OMG what a fucking joke! 🤣 @nytimes i am going to die this is some of the worst reporting you've done yet @kenvogel @nytmike 🤣

Seriously?

SERIOUSLY. I mean, your OWN PREVIOUS REPORTING conflicts with ALL OF THIS 👇👇👇👇
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🚨BREAKING: Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether @RudyGiuliani broke #FARA lobbying laws in his dealings in #Ukraine.

Rudy is in a world of hurt. Does anyone think that he will go to prison for @realDonaldTrump?😎

#Ukrainegate
nytimes.com/2019/10/11/us/…
I just don’t see Rudy taking the fall for Trump. Do you?🤔

#Ukrainegate
Hey @MrFelt_, this was for you.👆🏼
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💣Triggered💣

The directive to freeze UKR aid came in June.

6/5/19: Zelenskiy spoke with Kushner & Rick Perry at a dinner in Brussels.

Trump used Pence to tell Zelensky that U.S. aid was still being withheld while demanding more aggressive ‘action on corruption’
💣Triggered2💣

Rick Perry says he'll cooperate with Congress on Ukraine questions

The Ukrainians likely understood Pence’s ‘action on corruption’ code to include the inv’n of the Bidens.

Trump's erratic foreign policy is diminishing the US's standing on the world stage.
💣Triggered3💣

Pence’s NatSec advisor was on the 7/25 call & the VP should have had access to the transcript w/in hours

Trump’s use of Pence is part of a broader pattern of using both exec authority & high-ranking officials in his adm to advance his personal/political interests
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Interesting! #FARA There are undisclosed and unresolved cases and investigations related or spun off #Manafort case.

Ken Vogel and NYT lose 2017 FOIA request but NOT because of publicly known cases.

courthousenews.com/ruling-against…
U.S. Magistrate Judge Stewart Aaron 27 page ruling.

courthousenews.com/wp-content/upl…
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A jury in Alexandria just returned verdicts of guilty against Mr. Rafiekian for "conspiracy & acting as an unregistered agent of Turkey." We note: General Flynn has cooperated with the government for two years. Obviously they did not need his testimony to get a conviction.
2. Significantly, the judge never even found enough evidence of a conspiracy to admit coconspirator hearsay. I remain very concerned about the government's abuse of power and over- criminalization of innocent business conduct. No one understood the statute, and Covington lawyer-
3. who did the #FARA filing with substantial coordination with the #DOJ--described the area of the law as "murky." 

The government could not articulate the elements of the offense, nor did it have any evidence to support it's own definition of what was "material."
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💣HighCrimes💣

Damning' facts, proof of 'high crimes' to be highlighted by Mueller

DOJ tells RSM to limit testimony to his report

DOJ is “taking the position that anything outside the written pages of the report are things abt which presidential privilege hasn’t been waived”.
💣HighCrimes2💣

Epstein with Trump's closest advisers: Wilbur Ross, Giuliani, & Mnunchin

📌DOJ officials have emphasized that they consider ANY EVIDENCE he gathered throughout the course of his investigation to be “presumptively privileged” and SHIELDED FROM PUBLIC DISCLOSURE
💣HighCrimes3💣

📌HIC spokesperson said the DOJ did produce a subset of underlying docs related to the SC’s inv’n to their members for review, “although it has FAILED in recent weeks, despite repeated requests, to produce KEY MATERIALS central to the HIC’s oversight work.”
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💰Nader - Broidy UAE & Qatar

Schemes to buy influence in US foreign policy & legislate US sanctions against Qatar a US ally for monetary consideration
April 2, 2017 George Nader, wired $2.5M to Trump fundraiser, Elliott Broidy.

Nader paid the money to Broidy to bankroll an effort to persuade the U.S. to take a hard line against Qatar, a long-time American ally but now a bitter adversary of the UAE.
cbsnews.com/news/witness-i…
The money was wired to Broidy through a company in Canada in April 2017.

A month after (May 2017) Nader received the money, Broidy sponsored a conference on Qatar's alleged ties to Islamic extremism.
cbsnews.com/news/witness-i…
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Michael Flynn’s Ex-Business Partner Points the Finger at Him in Court

"When questioning the Turkish govt’s influence ops in the U.S., the jury should look at the newly announced cache of evidence the gov't has on Flynn," Bijan Kian's lawyer said.

thedailybeast.com/michael-flynns…
"Kian instead worked on behalf of a Turkish-Dutch businessman named Ekim Alptekin, Trout said. (Alptekin is named as a defendant in the Kian case but will likely avoid appearance because he is living in Istanbul.) "
"According to a gov't indictment filed last year, Flynn and Kian worked together throughout the fall of 2016, when Flynn was an advisor to then candidate Trump, on a project to try and extradite Gulen back to Turkey."
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(7/21/15): "After 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-S.C.), said fellow GOP candidate Donald Trump should "stop being a jackass," Trump hit back. During a campaign rally in South Carolina, Trump responded by reading Graham's phone number out loud."

BOOP.
10/9/17: Lindsey Graham plays golf with Trump:

"How bad did he beat me? I did better in the presidential race than today on the golf course!"

Kinda interesting thing to say.
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Ukrainian Oligarch, Pavel Fuks, Claims He Was Victim of $200K Trump Inaugural Ticket Scam at the hands of a former NYGOP finance chair, Yuri Vanetik:

talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/ukra…
Fuks claims in a lawsuit filed in L.A. federal court Tuesday that he forked over some $200K for so-called VIP access tickets to Trump’s inaugural ceremony...

...when 1/20/17 rolled around, Fuks found himself abandoned. A car from Rep Rohrabacher“never came,”
"...leaving Fuks and his associates “walking in the rain to try to see the inauguration.”

The $200,000 they claim to have paid to Los Angeles-based lobbyist Yuri Vanetik never materialized in the form of tickets or access passes."
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1/ Letter from @ChuckGrassley on point (#MAGA H/T)

Congress passed the Foreign Agents Registration Act in 1938 to unmask Nazi propaganda and identify foreign attempts to influence policy makers and the American public. But until recently, FARA has seldom been used.
2/ Only 15 violations have been criminally prosecuted since 1966, when the law was updated—and about half of those stemmed from Mr. Mueller’s investigation.

The small number of prosecutions is not owing to a lack of foreign influence. I first raised concerns about shoddy FARA
3/ enforcement in 2015, before Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign, when a former Clinton White House staffer and a lawyer for a Georgian political party failed to register as foreign agents.
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"Ukraine’s prosecutor general [Lutsenko] said in an interview that he had no evidence of wrongdoing by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden or his son, despite a swirl of allegations by President Donald Trump’s lawyer."
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
"Yuriy Lutsenko, the current prosecutor general, said that neither Hunter Biden nor Burisma were now the focus of an investigation."
If #Giuliani had any decency, he should apologize for having lied his head off:
to NABU
to @Leshchenkos
to @JoeBiden
to @HillaryClinton
to @ANTAC_ua
We have no reason to believe that he has any decency, given all his organized crime connections - Kernes & Regnea...
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