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"Kenneth McCallion, who has represented several Ukrainian clients including former Ukraine PM Yulia Tymoshenko, said the FBI agents contacted him in February or March. They asked whether Giuliani had business dealings with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman."…
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When are America’s elite newspapers going to pull it all together? #Trump clearly was doing Putin‘s bidding in terms of softening the ground for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He withheld javelin missiles, he pulled the US out of the Open Skies agreement, he got rid of experts.
Trump’s campaign manager, Paul #Manafort, was convicted of working as a foreign agent for the Ukraine under their last, corrupt leader. When Putin wasn’t able to keep puppet #Yanokovych in power, he had to try to take Ukraine by force.
Trump’s Republican party is now essentially an arm of the Russian government. Russian oligarchs have donated heavily to Mitch McConnell‘s campaign, and they’ve basically bought both of Kentucky’s Senators with their investment in a phantom aluminum plant there.
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This thread is quotes from Volume 5 of the (bipartisan) Senate Intelligence Committee Report.
#Manafort #Ukraine #TrumpRussia
Paul Manafort is a former lobbyist and political consultant with ties to numerous foreign politicians and businessmen, most notably in Russia and Ukraine. In March 2016, Manafort joined the Trump Campaign as convention manager.
By May 2016, then-Candidate Trump officially elevated Manafort to be the Campaign's chairman & chief strategist.
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Interessant, #WKStA:
Der #Neos Abg. B. war Chef des Kurier. Seine Gattin arbeitet beim #ORF.

Sie coachte Herrn #Kern via Medientrainings. Als der #ÖBB Chef war.

Privat besuchte sie mit Herrn B. zB Herrn #Haselsteiner auf seiner Inselresidenz, direkt neben Herrn #Konrad (RBI)
Der Gatte B. gründet eine Medienfirma und wird von Gnaden #Haselsteiner s #Neos Abgeordneter. Er bewirbt häufig sein Buch.

Die Gattin coachte offenbar weiterhin Herrn Kern. Der ist jetzt Bundeskanzler. Sie ist noch immer beim #ORF beschäftigt. Wer hat das wie und wann bezahlt?!
Die Firma des B. macht Umsätze. Herr Kern ist bald nicht mehr Bundeskanzler. Statt dessen engagiert er sich in Firmen mit Herrn Schlaff, Herrn #Silberstein, Herrn Haselsteiner. Herr #Gusenbauer ist dort wiederum eng verflochten. Auch bei #Benko ist die Mehrzahl der Genannten
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Alvarado really shouldn't act so confident... but the #darkmoney in Florida game has played fine a long time.

Here's the problem now; #JoelGreenberg knows & no one is #manafort enough to protect each other. H/t @LeaLovesUSA
@Jason_Garcia I guess your article was boring for him. Image
How about we make it not so boring for Mr. Alvarado.

Let's begin 🥳 Companies

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1/01/18 - dissolved 9/25/2020
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● He thinks he hid this one 🤫 ImageImageImage
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Memory Lane: JUNE 6, 2018
#PaulManafort grew reliant on #KonstantinKilimnik #Manafort would describe him as “my Russian brain.” For a decade, #Kilimnik was a fixture in Manafort’s meetings with the region’s leading politicians and oligarchs. @TheAtlantic
By 2011, #Kilimnik had taken over #Manafort’s office in Kiev. This made Kilimnik the primary interface for Manafort’s lone client, a corrupt clique of former gangsters that ruled Ukraine under the banner of their political organization the #PartyofRegions.…
14 September 2018 #Manafort hatched a scheme to tarnish the reputation of #Yanukovych’s opponent, Yulia Tymoshenko, by spreading the story that Tymoshenko’s supporters were encouraging anti-Semitism and allied with an anti-Semitic party. @TimesofIsrael…
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‼️‼️HOLY SHIT‼️‼️
Russian proxies MET WITH & PROVIDED MATERIALS TO Trump Admin-linked persons to advocate for investigations, hired a US Firm to petition officials. Made contact w/US Media AND HELPED PRODUCE A DOCUMENTARY that aired in late JAN2020. #Ukraine #Kilimnik #Russia Image
Launder influence narratives-misleading allegations against Biden through US media, US officials, prominent US individuals-SOME CLOSE TO FORMER GUY & ADMINISTRATION. #Guiliani #FauxNews
#Russia State Media-RT, Trolls, Proxies-Alleging corrupt ties between Biden family & #Ukraine. ImageImageImageImage
Russia's online influence actors sought to affect US public perceptions of candidates. Undermined confidence in US election processes & increasing #sociopolitical divisions. Russian actors were amplifying #mistrust in MAIL-IN BALLOTS & accusing Democratic Party of #voterfraud. ImageImageImageImage
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#DOJ can still pursue charges against #Manafort #Stone #Bannon

"It is rare that a prosecutor charges all such counts that could be charged, as it would overwhelm a jury and is unnecessary to increasing a sentence upon conviction”

With #Bannon, there were specific pardons "under chapter 95 of title 18 of the #US Code (basically racketeering type charges)," he wrote.

Those aren't all of the charges against Bannon and it certainly doesn't cover additional federal crimes like "mail and wire fraud."

#Manafort pleaded to a superseding information containing two conspiracy charges

The underlying indictment — containing numerous crimes from money laundering, witness tampering, violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act — now open to prosecution as there was no conviction
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What may #Manafort be hiding in exchange for pardon?

Recall this nugget in Sen. @RonWyden's note accompanying Senate Intelligence Committee report:

Wyden: The unredacted version of the report includes “indications of Manafort’s own connections to [the hack and leak] operations”
2. @howardfineman reported (in 2018) that Trump “decided that a key witness in the Russia probe, Paul Manafort, isn’t going to ‘flip’ and sell him out, friends and aides say” — another indication Manafort has derogatory info about Trump and Trump knows it.…
3. As Trump Campaign Chairman, Manafort shared internal polling data and campaign's strategy with a Russian intelligence officer (Konstantin Kilimnik).

The Senate also obtained evidence Kilimnik was involved in hack and leak operation.

Source: Bipartisan Senate Intel report.
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Le président #Trump grâcie son ex directeur de campagne Manafort qui avait refusé de coopérer avec le procureur spécial #Mueller après avoir accepté. La reconnaissance des bons soldats de l'enquête #Russie dont tous les résultats judiciaires sont enterrés.…
2) Cf. notre fil sur les pardons de #Trump illustrant 2 faits: le pouvoir de grâce est tel qu'il rend virtuellement le président intouchable à toute enquête fédérale, même indépendante ET la délinquance politique devient quasi impossible à poursuivre...👇
3) Encore 1 fois, au-delà du cas #Trump et de l'enquête #Mueller sur la #Russie dont le président a réussi à enterrer les résultats, comme Bush Sr l'avait fait sur l'#Irangate, c'est l'étendue du pouvoir présidentiel de grâce/pardon en #démocratie qui est en jeu...
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Paul Manafort got U.S. Marines attacked in Crimea. This is who Trump just pardoned. #TrumpPardons…
Paul Manafort had "protestors" attack Marines in Ukraine.

"...In addition to throwing rocks and swarming buses, [Yanukovych allies] actually tried to get into the Marines’ makeshift barracks as well as a ship containing the Marines’ cargo"

"Dmytro Firtash has been under indictment in Chicago since 2014. He was also involved in a failed business deal w/ex-Trump campaign chair Paul #Manafort."

Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS) called Firtash "a direct agent of the Kremlin" #TrumpPardons

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#BREAKING:Now we find out LONG AFTER #MuellerReport found no #collusion, that a Russian spy did indeed run #Trump's campaign manager #Manafort AS AN ASSET--essentially that TeamTrump COLLUDED with Russia in 2016

#TheResistance #FridayThoughts #FBRParty

The Senate Intel Report also confirmed that #Trump's dirty trickster #RogerStone did indeed have #WikiLeaks drop the Clinton emails on October 7 2016, to COUNTER the Access Hollywood "grab them by the p---y" story. MORE #COLLUSION!!

#TheResistance #FridayThoughts #FBRParty
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Rapport final de l'enquête bipartisane du Sénat sur l'ingérence russe dans la présidentielle 2016. Manafort, directeur de campagne de #Trump d'avril à août 2016, fut alors 1 grave menace pour le contre-espionnage par ses liens avec le renseignement russe.…
2) #Manafort a travaillé selon le Sénat US avec Kilimnik, agent du renseignement militaire russe, pour masquer l'ingérence de la #Russie, et Kilimnik- mais la commission ne fait que le supposer- participa peut-être au vol des courriels démocrates.…
3) Bref, 1 commission d'enquête parlementaire des 2 partis conclut à 1 déstabilisation massive de la démocratie US par la #Russie de Poutine et à la perméabilité de membres éminents de la campagne #Trump'16 aux menées du renseignement…
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JUST IN: Senate Intelligence Committee releases 5th & final report on #Russia #Election2016 meddling - on Russia’s attempts to gain influence in the American political system…
The 5 bipartisan reports from the Senate Intelligence Committee based on “more than three years of investigative activity, more than 200 witness interviews, and more than a million pages of reviewed documents” per statement “All five volumes total more than 1300 pages”
Statement from Senate Intelligence Committee acting Chair @marcorubio:

“We can say, without any hesitation, that the Committee found absolutely no evidence that then-candidate Donald Trump or his campaign colluded with the #Russia|n government to meddle in the 2016 election...”
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News Analysis🔎The @EpochTimes has so far counted 85 “Unusual” instances for the case of Lt. @GenFlynn, which has been filled with contradictions, falsehoods, apparent blunders, extraordinary moves, and strange coincidences. (Thread👇)…
The case of @GenFlynn is inevitably heading toward its conclusion.

While District Judge Emmet Sullivan is trying to keep it going, there’s only so much he can do since there’s nobody left to prosecute the case after the #DOJ dropped it last month.…
In the latest developments, the #WashingtonDC appeals court set a hearing in the case on June 12, while the #DOJ’s solicitor general himself, as well as 5 of his deputies, urged the court to order the lower-court judge to accept the case dismissal.
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NEW: Paul Manafort attorney Todd Blanche tells Fox News #Manafort is "on his way home on home confinement" due to the #coronavirus threat in prison.
"He will be with his wife in Virgina. He is obviously relieved."
Attorney General Barr in March instructed @OfficialFBOP to move nonviolent inmates in low and minimum security facilities who pose no safety threat & were at risk of contracting #COVID19 out of prison facilities and allow them to serve out their sentences in home confinement
NEW: a person familiar tells Fox News that #PaulManafort met all the criteria except for length of sentence served but because of age and vulnerability of the inmate due to underlying health issues, BOP used its discretion to move him to home confinement. #coronavirus
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💰💦Grenell, Plahotniuc, Firtash & more.

In 2016, Grenell embarked on a smear campaign against a Moldovan prosecutor who was cooperating with an inv’n of large-scale 💰💦 op.

Grenell worked on behalf of a Moldovan political party & its oligarch leader.…
Gofman’s story — and how he came to be targeted by Grenell — is something out of a spy novel, w/ the longtime prosecutor fleeing Moldova in a borrowed car to share details about the allegedly corrupt dealings by the leadership of his country with the FBI.…
In 2014, Gofman was a deputy chief in the country’s Office of Prevention and Control of Money Laundering. 

📌His unit began to uncover details of a massive bank fraud and money laundering operation involving the country’s leadership…
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1. anche se ne ho parlato già ieri sera in inglese, rispondo a chi mi continua a chiedere dell'articolo del #DailyBeast, secondo il quale #ArronBanks avrebbe vantato un canale di comunicazione con Julian #Assange e #WikiLeaks, che trovate qui in inglese:…
2. ho spiegato ieri sera perché sono completamente scettica riguardo a gente che va a vantarsi in giro di "un canale" con Julian #Assange: sono anni che #Guardian, #DailyBeast, ecc pubblicano questi articoli senza uno straccio di prova
3. dunque secondo le ricostruzioni giornalistiche, #ArronBanks sarebbe stato l'uomo della #Brexit in combutta con i #russi
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‼️The Firtash Connection

Franklin Foer brilliantly summarizes the Firtash assisted #UkraineGate plot to smear Joe Biden in exchange for dropping his extradition to the US together with TeamTrump’s efforts to attempt a coup at Naftogaz on his behalf.…
Per Parnas: Giuliani’s team had a deal with Firtash.

Giulani would get the DOJ to drop its attempt to extradite the oligarch on bribery charges.

In return, Firtash promised to pass along evidence that would supposedly discredit both Biden & Mueller.…
Firtash apparently paid Parnas $1 million for his services, though it’s still not totally clear what those services were.)

🔑The apparent centrality of Firtash should inform any assessment of Giuliani’s escapades and the entire Ukraine story.…
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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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“There is such a range of conduct here that is inexplicable… Our final recommendation was to refer the entire chain of command,” #IGHorowitz said. (Thread👇)

News Analysis🔎by Jeff Carlson @themarketswork…
The newly released #IGReport noted the material failures of the @FBI—“not only the operational team, but also of the managers and supervisors, including senior officials, in the chain of command”—with regard to the #FISA warrant application on Trump campaign aide @CarterWPage.
#IGHorowitz’s findings were so significant that he recommended the @FBI’s “entire chain of command” outlined in his report to the #DOJ for “consideration of how to assess and address their performance failures.”…
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The focus of the #IGReport was #FISAabuse the IG identified “at least 17 significant errors or omissions” in the #FISA warrant used to spy on @CarterWPage.

Although many media organizations are trying to focus on the IG’s finding that the @FBI was within its rights in opening the initial counterintelligence investigation, it should be noted that this was not the focus of the IG’s investigation.
However, Horowitz did note that he had material concerns about the @FBI’s legal ability to open an investigation into the campaign of a presidential candidate:

The #IGReport highlighted several different areas of misconduct and identified a number of errors.
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💥NEW >> First Batch of #Mueller Memos, just published by @Buzzfeed:

(1) Manafort pushed the conspiracy theory that Ukraine—NOT Russia—hacked the DNC back in 2016

Trump camp's been pushing it since, figuring prominently in #impeachment inquiry.…
#Mueller Memos:

(2) Trump campaign kept secret that #Manafort continued to advise the Trump campaign up until days before the election

Bannon wrote Kushner Nov 5, 2016: "We have to avoid this guy like the plague…we can't let word get out that he is advising us"

Why would Bannon keep "plague" adviser #Manafort a secret? B/c of Manafort's deep ties to Russia. And he was a rotten liar about Trump's. Recall Paul's bumbling lie denying any financial relationship between Trump and Russian oligarchs.😅🥵#MuellerMemos
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‘It’s like nothing we have come across before’: UK intel officials shaken by Trump adm’s requests for help w/ counter-impeachment inquiry

Barr is leading tinfoil hat conspiracy theory aimed at discrediting Mueller’s findings that Russia interfered in 2016 election

The real culprit, they allege, was Crowdstrike🙄

🔑Crowdstrike was hired to investigate the data breach DNC hack & was the first of MANY, including western intelligence agencies, to conclude that Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, had carried it out.

TeamTrump believes Crowdstrike is based in UKR & its founder Dmitri Alperovitch is a Ukrainian who set up Putin in revenge for invading his homeland.🙄

But Alperovitch, in real life, is of RU extraction & is a US citizen whose family came to US in the Soviet era.
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