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@AWeissmann_ Since we're talking about Stone, and Facebook just shut down one of his social-media networks over there, perhaps it's time to discuss what the @FBI has known about how vulnerable they are since 1/2/20.

Also of interest to @GCHQ, @csiscanada @AIVD @CyberGovAU.
cc: @ericgarland
@AWeissmann_ @FBI @GCHQ @csiscanada @AIVD @CyberGovAU @ericgarland Let's start with the original 1/2/20 message.

With apologies for the length of the following, and the unpolished prose (it's the second of four sent over four days, and not remotely the longest)...

Here it is...
@AWeissmann_ @FBI @GCHQ @csiscanada @AIVD @CyberGovAU @ericgarland Data Mining Online Illegal Influence Networks
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1. I reported Trump was a Russian Mobster in early 2016. I had investigated one of his projects and it was mob IMO. The investor I investigated was convicted of money laundering.

People who can't explain Trump's conduct should just key fact he is a low-level member of a mob
2. crew into their analyses and see if how Trump acts then makes sense.

Our intelligence services know Trump is a Russian mobster. They can't brief Congress because they can't be honest with them. What we need to do is work to defeat Trump and everyone in the @GOP party.
3. Trump's mob connections are also in play in his dealings in Turkey. The money from that project IMO included money derived from terrorist activities via the Erdogan family oil conspiracy with #ISIS. IMO #FinCEN is likely being prevented by @stevenmnuchin1 from exposing
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@AP No one is facing up to the scale of the demand crash.

We normally produce 80-million+ barrels a day, and half the world (the rich half, mostly) is under lockdown.

Do we need 3/4 of the oil we did? 1/2? 1/4?

20-million+, 40-million+ or 60-million+ barrels/day less?
@AP Does the lockdown end in several months?

A year or more from now, when we (hopefully) have a vaccine?

How much will our consumption habits have changed by then?

How much renewable power will have been installed?

How many vehicles will be hybrid or electric?
@AP How long will it take to recover from what is effectively a depression?

Then look at the underlying math for oil coming out of this era, which is even worse.
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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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#FINCEN Natalie Mayflower Sours-Edwards pleaded guilty. Sentencing sched for 6/9 w/max 5 yrs.

#SSCI #Manafort #Cohen et al

"CC-1"? Know we narrowed down in an old tweet thread somewhere w/ @chiIIum.

Barr's daughter is an atty @ FINCEN now & Jessie Liu is heading there soon.
@chiIIum I also know I've been in/around several threads on her almost 2 yrs ago. She also leaked RU CHI & Iran info as I recall.

Kicks self for not archiving.

@ThunderB @smc12256 @almostjingo @RoscoeBDavis1 @Perryalt1 @Avery1776 @ECEverett1 @SpicyNoodles2 @BluesBrother91
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Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas Got $1 Million From Russia, in September, a month before he was charged & lied about it.

Parnas has received in excess of $1.5M from Ukrainian (Firtash) & RU sources.

Prosecutors seek to revoke his bail out of fear he will flee.

HOROWITZ: "We concluded that there was sufficient predication” to open Crossfire Hurricane.

HOROWITZ: political bias or other improper consideration did not play a role in decision to open investigation of Papadopouos, Manafort, Flynn, or Page.

Horowitz reports Durham thinks there was enough evidence in July 2016 to open "preliminary inv’n" but not "full inv’n" into Trump campaign's ties to RU.

Horowitz notes distinction wouldn't have mattered much: investigatory tools used by FBI available in both.
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@lauferlaw @NatSecLisa And take comfort in the fact that while you weren't committing crimes via text, an astounding number of people apparently have been doing so by way of WhatsApp, Signal, unsecured cell phones, Transition emails, the open ledger of cryptocurrency transactions...
@lauferlaw @NatSecLisa Bank transfers via #DeutscheBank, Cypriot banks and so many other institutions which have to cooperate with the @USTreasury #FinCEN or no longer be countersigned by US banks... and thus. Cease. To. Be. A. Bank.

Clickfraud money laundering - now exposed.
@lauferlaw @NatSecLisa @USTreasury Gaming micro-transactions such as Counter-Strikes - now exposed.

Vast networks of offshore LLCs sheltering taxes or laundering money, as featured in the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers.
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1. The Natalie Sour Edwards case that I have reported links the RNC GOP and Trump 2016 campaigns to Russian money finally woke up. It's been several months of no activity at all. Then just now the USA sent the judge a Classified Information Procedures Act ("CIPA) stipulated
2. protective order to sign. Unless Barr or somebody else put the SARs under a classification this looks like something else. Some reminders: It is a Trump related #SDNY case that US Attorney Berman should be recused in but isn't.
3. And the defendant is mid-level #FinCEN employee who is represented by Ben Brafman the same lawyer who represents Harvey Weinstein and other very rich clients. It's obvious that somebody is paying for her representation. I think it's likely the RNC and/or the Kochs.
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1. The 2016 @GOP cycle took Russian money. #FinCEN spotted it. Trump could start killing US service members kids and selling their body parts and #MoscowMitch would do nothing to stop him. @FBIWFO knows about the corruption and must finally begin to round up the GOP.
2. Here are the 2016 @SenateGOP. Coats knows. So does Burr. I'd subpoena Kelly Ayotte. The ones in yellow are the crew that spent July 4th with the enemy in Moscow.
3. Here is the page from the FinCEN employee Natale Edwards' criminal complaint that revealed the Russian money after Trump Tower.
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Trump's Texas Chain-Saw Massacre continues. 😎
Confess that I broke my rule and put on Chuck Todd for a bit and his guest @TexasTribAbby confirmed something that I tried to uncover but could not find: That the Texas US House retirees included a lot who were part of the #RNC cash raising ecosystem.
I was looking for evidence to confirm that because I think these retirements may be related to the @FBI counterintelligence investigation. IMO the June 9, 2016 Trump Tower meeting was about money, not dirt. And both Trump's and RNC's coffers filled with Rubles right after it.
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@thespybrief I don't know how much will come out as counterintel dredges vast reams of new evidence - obviously, as I'm not in that world - but arguably *every* nexus of either data points or potentially critical intelligence/crime/terrorism is a key point to review as more data surfaces.
@thespybrief Short version: We have immense data processing resources and more evidence surfacing as various players have to confess everything they know.
@thespybrief @FBI @NSAGov @US_CYBERCOM But even if our IT resources increase exponentially - even with post-zetascale or quantum supercomputing - *starting* with narrower data sets or cases crimes gives us a focus small enough to actually work with.
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Hmm. What's the biggest weakness in trading in photographic & video evidence of child rape as your source of profits, in a criminal conspiracy?
cc: @FBI @NewYorkStateAG @USTreasury #FinCEN @ericgarland @thespybrief @ninaandtito @LincolnsBible @LuluLemew
@FBI @NewYorkStateAG @USTreasury @ericgarland @thespybrief @ninaandtito @LincolnsBible @LuluLemew Thoughts, anyone?

I realize, like my description of bitcoin/cryptocurrency as a map of criminal activities or botnets as an archive of illicit or espionage actions they were involved in...

This isn't so much speculation, as blindingly obvious.
@FBI @NewYorkStateAG @USTreasury @ericgarland @thespybrief @ninaandtito @LincolnsBible @LuluLemew We have more than a few threads to follow up on.

And many other sources of hard evidence we've discussed here also play into this.

Cryptocurrency ledgers, server logfiles going back a year, Darknet trading sites' records, files of suspects & compatriots.…
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THREAD: If you want to be reassured as to how scared many, many elites are today, please read the master at his detailed, level best. 😇
As @Dry_Observer will tell you:

Protip! Try not to be on video in a globe-spanning child rape/espionage/democracy-demolishing conspiracy with RICO implications.
@Dry_Observer I mean, if you want to simultaneously launder transnational Mob money/destroy democracy/rig markets/rape children on an industrial scale, doing it on video while #FinCEN, @FINTRAC_Canada, @AUSTRAC and others are watching with disgust in real time, go ahead, I guess.
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1.Professor: I am fairly certain #Putin covered @realDonaldTrump sizable flanks by putting money in most, of not all, of the 2016 @SenateGOP campaigns. Take a look at the original criminal complaint filed in the #FinCEN employee Natalie Sour Edwards SAR @BuzzFeed leak case
2. pending in #SDNY. Putin holding #Kompromat on these Senators (NB some no longer Senators) gives Trump the impeachment protection that is keeping him in power. When you start looking at this case as a coup and not just dirty tricks you will be able to analyze how to fix it.
3. IMO only the states can. Here are some pages from the Edwards complaint. NB Geoffrey Berman should have been recused due to the obvious Mueller connection but, as you can see from the letter, he is running the case.
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1. Trump is just days from being exposed as a fraud and a traitor. Yes you can commit treason without declared war. Just help someone attack the US and you're a traitor. It's why Trump calls others traitors. Always projection. He needs to blame them for discovering his crimes.
2. So what's Trump's endgame? It's more than likely he has none. He lies to his attorneys so he is working without a net. His attack on @SpeakerPelosi was predictable and exposed Trump's growing panic. I have reported since June 2016 that Russia financed the GOP
3. and Trump campaigns. I stand by that reporting. When the American people see the extent of their betrayals the @SenateGOP @HouseGOP may feel an urge to flee. Until then they are fascinating to watch. First and foremost @senatemajldr McConnell. The Kentucky gubernatorial
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1. NB this stuff is by law secret. Ask Natalie Edwards: MT Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts
2. Spot the issue on the NY times @DeutscheBankAG SAR report? Now @realDonaldTrump Kushners accounts are relevant to every state regulator that has Trump Kushner accounts and tax returns need to go to law enforcement, not to mention @RepRichardNeal and his committee. 😎
3. IMO not filing a SAR is not common. They're routine IMO. Not something for top managment. #FinCEN trained employees deal with it. If I had RICO case against Trump I would definitely name @DeutscheBankAG as a RICO person now.
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1. @MSNBC @maddow @MaddowBlog IMO Berman has unrecused. He is on SDNY letter head signature block in Mueller related #FinCEN Natalie Edwards case. See letter on left. On the right is a page from the Edwards criminal complaint that shows that the case involves June 9, 2016 Trump. Page from the Natalie Sour Edwards original complaint.
2. Tower meeting and Russian money going to the GOP in 2016. You need competent trial lawyers to track these cases as if they were billing for them. Your legal people (@BarbMcQuade @Mimirocah1) are very smart but don't know the file. Berman is likely obstructing and should
3. be subpoenaed to testify on recusal. Here is proof Edwards case is a Mueller related case. @SpeakerPelosi @RepJerryNadler @RepAdamSchiff @Lawrence Page from Edwards criminal complaint.Page from Edwards criminal complaint.
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1. Congress may not have the tools to defend us from a treasonous @WhiteHouse and treasonous @SenateGOP majority. When Trump and the @KremlinRussia_E stole the election, I knew then that to survive the states will have to act. That time has come. It must begin or we are doomed.
2. @NewYorkStateAG @AGBecerra can coordinate their efforts. NY can start bank and tax investigations against the @Trump family and @GOP RNC that have received Russian money. Here is some of the proof that I fear is being burred by #SDNY USA Berman who was supposed to recuse. Page from Natalie Sour Edward criminal complaint.
3. Berman is on the letterhead in this Trump Russia related case. The above page is sworn @FBI evidence from Natalie Sour Edwards complaint that evidences the June 2016 Russian op was about money, not just dirt. Ben Brafman, Harvey Weinstein's attorney, represents Edwards, a
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1. Trump Taxes: There's two basic types of commercial loans. Credit based & Asset Based. When you buy a home the bank insures both areas are covered. They check your credit ability to repay & make sure there's an equity cushion to protect them. That was the basis of our banking
2. industry and what went wrong leading to the mortgage/bank crisis.
But commercial loans are different. I don't want to shock folks but a lot of developers pay little or no income taxes. They build up tax attributes that in a structure like Trump where he is personally at risk
3. may be carried over to later years. We saw this in a few old returns that have been uncovered.

Development loans are often "non-recourse" meaning that the mortgage holders only get to foreclose on the collateral and don't have "recourse" to pursue borrower for a deficiency.
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BARR wrkd on Iran-Contra, like
▪apptd(not confirmed) head of SDNY
▪his deputy wrkd w/EPSTEIN atty
What work did #Mueller entrust to
(NEVER nominated/confirmed)
US Attorneys👇🔃
@soychicka @chrisgeidner
recused from #TrumpRussia matters
signed legal docs re TrumpRussia related #FINCEN employee SARS leak🔃
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1. I spotted what might be actionable misconduct by Trump appointed US Attorney in #SDNY. It appears to me to be something that, at a minimum, should be referred to the Office of Special Counsel at the DOJ. @SenFeinstein @SenBlumenthal @SDNYnews @NewYorkStateAG @NewYorkFBI
2. You may recall Trump's pick and, as I recall, @RudyGiuliani former partner Geoffrey S. Berman recused from all Trump Russia matters.
Natalie Sour Edwards is #FINCEN employee alleged to have leaked SARS to @BuzzFeed and is clearly a case related to Trump Russia.
3. I didn't notice that when #SDNY filed the Information on Jan 30, 2019.

Berman signed it.

The defendant has Ben Brafman as her attorney. He is also Harvey Winestein's attorney. Kinda pricey for a govt employee don't you think? 😎 Signature page of Edwards Information with Berman's signature
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May Edwards from #FinCEN pled not guilty & is on administrative leave - not sure if paid or unpaid admin leave. Not sure why CNN @eorden isn’t reporting the name of FinCEN May Edwards’ co-conspirator since @WSJ @aviswanatha already outed him.….
Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards pled not guilty for 2 counts of conspiracy to make unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports (SARS) which are a form of financial intelligence related to former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, among others.…
A complaint accuses May Edwards with 2 counts of conspiracy to make unauthorized disclosures of SARs, related to Manafort, Richard Gates, Russian agent Maria Butina, the Russian Embassy in Washington, and a suspected Russian money-laundering entity.…
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1. When Trump Campaign team met with Russians on June 9, 2016 both Trump & GOP campaigns were struggling. Trump was broke. Then he flies to Scotland & the money flooded in. I reported that it was likely he was meeting with Russian money sources. IMO Mueller has them all. #FINCEN
2. Here's my June 23, 2016 post. I was watching and auditing his FEC reports. I knew he was broke. Attached to this thread is the report that FINCEN did spot his criminal conduct in June 2016.
3. And just to be sure my 2016 posts to the @FBI would get the right attention, I copied the Secret Service. Mueller has the logs. And IMO #GCHQ has the intercepts.
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1. Keep an eye on this case. Natale Sour Edwards. She was the @USTreasury #FINCEN employee charged by the #SDNY, arrested in VA and arraigned in NY. She was leaking SARs related to Mueller's Manafort & Gates cases but also alleged to have leaked SARs related to Trump and Butina.
2, Here are the parts of her criminal complaint that caught my eye. The recent filings give the USA time to try to work a deal with her before January 4 when they need to indict. Okay, but why do I think you should you watch this case? page from Edwards complaint about Butinapage from Edwards complaint about Trump in 2016
3. Because Ms Edwards has Ben #Brafman as her attorney. Remember your Watergate history? It's in film"All the President's Men." Woodward sees powerhouse lawyers representing burglars. He know something's up. Call me suspicious. But this one is worth watching. @maddow @lawrence Ben Brafman
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