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1. All kidding aside. You know why GOP ORG is so worried about Cohen? The GOP has had a Russian mob money problem since the 1990s. I know, because I did a lot of investigating of the topic through 2010 and their large piles of mob cash laundered through Indian casinos.
2. To better understand why they had this money problem (which you can see reflected in how Trump's business failures led to him relying on mob money for survival), you have to go back to the settlements of big tobacco.
3. "The tobacco industry settled without going to trial, paying $246 billion to the states in the largest civil settlement in history."
jacksonfreepress.com/news/2008/aug/…
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Senate Finance Committee (chaired by Grassley) is now investigating meetings between #Obama admin officials Nathan Sheets & Stanley Fischer and Russian agents #MariaButina and Alexander Torshin that were arranged by the Center for the National Interest.

#ButNothingsHappening
Here's a previous thread I did on Nathan Sheets

In April 2018, the #Trump administration/US Treasury sanctioned Alexander Torshin for "worldwide malign activity."

home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel…
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1. At risk of being one of many to wrongly predict what Mueller is up to, I make this observations based on circumstantial evidence in public record to report that I think something big is coming. First, past four days Trump is shuttered in the White House with just a cell phone.
2. Second, the #SCOTUS CJ Roberts ordered (we presume Mueller's Govt team) to respond to the secret Grand Jury case stay he granted by Dec. 31 at noon. They did it three days early. I think this case may be the Rosneft bribe reported in the Steele dossier. Trump knows if it is. Docket excerpt from Grand Jury case in SCOTUSExcerpt of Steele dossier
3. Finally, case I'm watching at SCOTUS that I think may remove Whitaker as AAG is teed up to discuss in conference on January 11. I have reported extensively on this including detailed analysis of legislative history. IMO #SCOTUS must declare Whitaker to be former DOJ employee. Whitaker cert petition motion to declare not AG case docket.
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#MariaButina #PleaBargain (THREAD)

Butina has signed a statement admitting that she "sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over US politics" at the direction of the Russian government.
Pre-agreement, the press published:

"Accused Russian spy Maria Butina and Republican operative Paul Erickson, "agreed and conspired", with Russian official Alexander Torshin to lay the groundwork for an unofficial channel of communication with the Trump Administration."
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#ThursdayThoughts
As #MariaButina enters her plea agreement I sure hope #MuellerInvestigation has taken a good hard look at her time "studying" at AU getting a "Master's of International Service in cyber policy, cryptocurrencies & blockchain technology"
linkedin.com/in/maria-butin…
If I found out all this info-why has no one in MSM?
This article fleshing out Butina's time living & studying in DC is essential
Felshtinsky co-wrote "Blowing up Russia" with the late (polonium poisoned) Alexander Litvinenko
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Fels…
bit.ly/2SK4AC6
2 more POI
Who exactly is Susan Lehrman & what is really going on at AU's Carmel Institute endowed by her?
How does that interact with @RandPaul BFF Dimitri Simes & his Center for the National Interest ( whose nation?)
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2-politico.com/story/2016/10/…
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Hmmmm, some info in here that I never saw before.

#MariaButina had also met with two senior Treasury & Federal Reserve officials back in 2015 - then Fed Vice Chairman, Stanley Fischer, and then Treasury undersecretary for international affairs, Nathan Sheets.

#Russiagate
Stanley Fischer had submitted his resignation back on September 6, 2017, to be effective around October 13, 2017.

federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pre…
At the time he resigned, he had cited "personal reasons."

cnbc.com/2017/09/06/sta…
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Butina was recently moved from federal facility in D.C. to jail in Alexandria where Paul Manafort is currently being held.
Life comes at you fast!
Butina also worked with the @OUTDChannel to develop a television show highlighting Putin’s “love of the outdoors” that would feature Putin himself. The Outdoor Channel and the @NRA call themselves “strategic partners”:
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The NRA has deep ties to accused Russian spy Maria Butina (she is a lobbyist not a "spy" but whatever)

Looks like weapons traffickers have been using NRA as a business-finding front for some time

motherjones.com/politics/2018/… via @MotherJones
[2] I am a #2A advocate , and #NRA member . But when it comes to weapons trafficking, that is a no-can-do .

And now we have to face the code-red alarming reality - the current new NRA president is none other than #OliverNorth ... from the days of #IranContra
[3] The Swamp is everywhere

Dont get tripped up:

* The #NRA is not the #2A
* @realDonaldTrump is not "establishment GOP"
* #UraniumOne far worse than guns
* #IranContra / #AwanCOntra included DRUGS -> #OpioidEpidemic
* A few Russians is not a Russian state-sponsored conspiracy
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If it’s wrong to love the Kremlin’s troll game.... I don’t ever want to be right :)

Don’t worry, we’re still coming for them. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thing…
Lol.

@putinRF moves on @realdonaldTrump like a .... you know what. :)

Still, dumb spying, Vlad - now all your assets know you’ll dump them at the first sign of trouble. #MariaButina agrees.
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1.) How Carter Page got tangled in the Russian web.
Many people have missed the fact Carter Page worked for Merrill Lynch Russia along with Brookings Fellow
Sergey Aleksashenko who was also Former Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of Russia!!
santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/201806…
2.) Carter Page joined the Moscow office of Merrill Lynch supervised by now FBI Brookings Institution fellow Sergey Aleksashenko
3.) Carter Page was an Undercover Employee for the @FBI in 2013
The FBI obtained the recordings after Evgeny Sporyshev attempted to recruit an FBI undercover employee (“UCE-1”), #CarterPage, who was posing as an analyst from a New York based energy company
justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/e…
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1. When Russia attacked #Ukraine I saw it coming. Obama angered Putin by cruising two Naval war ships off of Sochi during Olympics. The soon to be grounded USS Taylor, an obsolete Perry frigate, and the command ship the USS White Plains. The @DeptofDefense has great weapons
2. but is completely unarmed when it comes to propaganda defense. I watched the Ukraine Maidan and saw that Russia was getting ready to invade. I did what I could to fight Russian propaganda but without competent @CIA @DefenseIntel capability the Russians just rolled into Ukraine
3. and are still there. We need to wall Russia out of our internet. The @NSAGov can put switches on each entry point for Russian packets. It will take time and there will be cracks but the blocking of all Russian internet traffic must be strategic goal of the US @DeptofDefense.
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Dear #MAGA+#TrumpTrain

36,914 American soldiers died fighting communism in Korea

58,220 American soldiers died fighting communism in Vietnam

Putin embraces the totalitarian ways of Russia's past

Trump AND EVERY DAMN ONE OF YOU are insulting and disrespecting both those
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lived through hell, and those who died.

You disrespect the families of those whose loved ones served

2.7 million Americans served in Vietnam 10% of a generation

5.7 million Americans served during the Korean War

Over 8 MILLION gave it all to fight communist totalitarianism
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But yet you MOCK a real hero like @SenJohnMcCain who served in that fight and follow a joke boy scout like #CadetBoneSpurs

You and your Trump are NOTHING but cowards and traitors following a man committing treason

You are boot lickers to Putin

Putin is NOT our friend!
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The Family - the group the organizes the National Prayer Breakfast, and which helped #MariaButina bring in Russian spies - believes Christianity wrongly focuses on "sheep." They believe God has called them to serve the "wolves."
"The more invisible you can make your organization," boasted Doug Coe, longtime leader of The Family & #nationalprayerbreakfast, "the more influence it will have." #MariaButina agrees.
Watergate felon Chuck Colson - released from prison thru intervention of The Family / #NationalPrayerBreakfast - praised it as "veritable underground of Christ's men all through government," admiring its ability to move power behind scenes. So did #MariaButina
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With the case of #MariaButina, let me share my own Russsian-run in with a woman who attended a talk I gave a few months ago. She waited for me outside and greeted me in Russian and began to engage me in an anti-US discussion. I reported the contact to NCIS.
I have asked over and over again for Congress to hold hearings and declassify the scope and depth of Russian intelligence activities in the US. This isn’t just people sitting behind keyboards in Moscow.
To say I’m frustrated on a personal level about the unwillingness to discuss this threat objectively would be an understatement. I have no idea why my warnings fall on deaf ears.
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