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A fun thing about how far down the rabbit hole the current iteration of Durham nonsense was -- "Alfa Bank" was mentioned on five (5) editions of Sean Hannity's program before this year. If it had been such a big part of the Trump-Russia mythos... wouldn't he have talked about it?
Like, here's the list of government officials Fox News hoped would be investigated/arrested/jailed under the "investigate the investigators" rubric. They got... a failed charge against a lawyer no one had ever heard of. mediamatters.org/fox-news/fox-n…
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For years, I have led efforts in Congress to expose the corruption at the highest levels of the Department of Justice and our intelligence community.

It was clear early on that American officials attempted to prevent @realDonaldTrump from being elected to office.
@realDonaldTrump Thankfully, these corrupt officials failed.

But their failure did not prevent them from taking the next step of their coup against America's duly elected president.

Many of these officials tried to overthrow President Trump, culminating in the Mueller witch-hunt/Ukraine hoax.
@realDonaldTrump In April 2017, I issued a statement on the revelations that Susan Rice allegedly attempted to unmask @realDonaldTrump's name in U.S. intelligence reports: biggs.house.gov/media/press-re…
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💰Firtash💰

Drop attempt to extradite Firtash to get ginned up dirt on Biden

Firtash hates Biden

He is described as a: “Kremlin Influence agent.” “a political person representing RU interests in UKR.”

Firtash is linked to Mogilevich, one of the region’s biggest Mafia bosses
💰Firtash2💰

The FBI placed Mogilevitch on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Firtash paid Parnas & underwrote the cost of Manafort’s services to Yanukovych.

Note the narrative symmetry of this scandal: Both Manafort and Parnas shared the same Russian-alligned paymaster.
💰Firtash3💰

In 2002, appointed by Putin, Firtash became Gazprom’s most important middleman: He was responsible for selling RU gas to UKR

Gazprom sold Firtash gas at 4x below the market price.

When Firtash resold the gas to the Ukrainian state, he pocketed a profit of $3B
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The holiday season may have drawn to a close, but these trend-hijacking pornbots seem to have missed the memo. #ReleaseTheMemo #ThursdayThoughts

cc: @ZellaQuixote
@ZellaQuixote By searching for the repeated phrases used by the pornbots, we found 19 accounts. All supposedly tweet via the "Twitter Web Client" (the old version of the Twitter website), but due to repetition of content and frequently inhuman sleep schedules, we believe them to be automated.
@ZellaQuixote Here are the 40 trends that this botnet most frequently grafts onto its tweets. Holidays, sports, and recent political/news topics make up the bulk of the list. All appear to be U.S. trends (or have at least trended recently in the U.S.). These bots drop the "#" from hashtags.
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💣 SmokingHowitzer💣

Trump could shoot someone and escape prosecution, his lawyer argues

Words such as “devastating” & “bombshell” hardly do justice to the congressional testimony of Amb Taylor.

This wasn’t a smoking gun.

It was a smoking howitzer.
💣 Howitzer2💣

Taylor’s testimony devastated all of the excuses and evasions made by Trump’s die-hard defenders.

Matt Gaetz and his Coalition of the Stupid (COTS) stormed impeachment proceedings to 'demand transparency' — except that's not what it's really about
💣 Howitzer3💣

Dozens of the COTS brought in cell phones,”

“They not only brought in their unauthorized bodies, they may have brought in the Russians & the Chinese w/ electronics into a secure space, which will require that the space at some point in time be desensitized.”
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❌GOPcarnage❌

New record! @GOP trashed the economy in just two years.

The yield curve has inverted before every U.S. recession since 1955, suggesting to some investors that an economic downturn is coming.

Dow tumbles 800 points after bond market flashes a recession warning
❌GOPcarnage2❌

US biz’s are taking down job listings as Trump’s trade war grows

The nation had 7.3M open positions in June, down from 7.6M in Nov.

US Mortgage Debt Hits Record, Eclipsing 2008 Peak

1 factor could be homeowners tapping into home equity for cash when they refi.
❌GOPcarnage3❌

W/ Epstein Dead, the Search Is on for Alleged Recruiter Ghislaine Maxwell

The Epstein Tapes: Unearthed Recordings From His Private Island

A 2003 interview provides a rare glimpse of Epstein in his own voice.

Jail Where Epstein Died Has Rec of Security Blunders
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‼️FISA WARRANTS

Origins TrumpRussia Investigation

FISA Russian Banks & Carter Page

FVEYs, USIC CounterInteligence & FBI’s CrossFire Hurricane Investigations
April (2016) the CIA director was shown intelligence that worried him. It was - allegedly - a tape recording of a conversation about money from the Kremlin going into the US presidential campaign.
bbc.com/news/world-us-…
🔑The taskforce included six agencies or departments of government. Dealing with the domestic, US, side of the inquiry, were the FBI, the Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Justice.
bbc.com/news/world-us-…
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We decided to take a look at accounts that use the Honkler/Clown Pepe meme as a userpic (example shown here). First problem: how do we gather a set of Twitter accounts with similar pictures?

cc: @ZellaQuixote
We could train an image recognition model to find the Honkler images, but we'd need to already have a large set of examples. Instead, we took advantage of the fact that the meme has a very specific color scheme, and looked for images that shared it.
To test the color scheme, we transformed the image into a distribution of the colors used, normalized for brightness. Eight specific color tones (the Pepe green, red for the nose, and six colors of the rainbow) comprise the signature of the Honkler meme.
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I hadn't considered Hamilton 68, Investigate Russia, or Integrity Initiative upon looking into legalized govt propaganda.

I imagine we could find a few links between these organizations.

#RussiaGate
#SpyGate
#Disinfo
#Psyop
Speaking of propaganda:

Everyone's heard about Obama's deal with Netflix, right? What about his use of OFA to fund his digital active measures campaign?

It's the new R&D side of the DNC. They're privately funded & already taking over liberal media.

politico.com/story/2018/04/…
Meet their team. It's deeper than you think.

highergroundlabs.com/our-team
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New from me: The new batch of purged Russian troll accounts put a heavy emphasis on... Qanon.

nbcnews.com/tech/social-me…
When Russia posted tweets that weren't spamming a hashtag (like tweeting #ReleaseTheMemo six times in one tweet), here were their most heavily talked about subjects:

1 - #MAGA
2 - #Qanon

nbcnews.com/tech/social-me…
Boy howdy did this new batch of Russian trolls hate Islam.

#IslamIsTheProblem, #StopImportingIslam and #BanShariaLaw were each tweeted more than 15,000 times.

The 481 accounts tweeted almost a million times in total.
nbcnews.com/tech/social-me…
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Twitter released several additional datasets this morning of accounts that were suspended on suspicion of being state-backed disinformation operations. Let's take a look at the additional 418 Russia-aligned accounts first.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
There are 927536 total tweets in this dataset, with some activity as far back as 2010 but the majority of the tweets happening between early 2015 and November 6th, 2018 (US midterm election).
What did these accounts tweet about? The "Trump", "Islam", and "Hillary Clinton" categories are the most prevalent. The #QAnon category has far more activity than in the previously-released IRA dataset (22179 tweets vs 2721).
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The president of the United States watches cable news for hours each day and is privately advised by Fox News hosts. Here's what they're telling him to do: mediamatters.org/blog/2018/09/1…
1) Lou Dobbs and Sean Hannity spent a lot of time last week calling on Trump to release DOJ docs that supposedly prove the Mueller probe is a witch hunt.

Basically #ReleaseTheMemo all over again.

He's reportedly taking this advice as soon as this week.
2) More attacks on social media platforms. It's the "conservative media bias" argument for a new generation. Diamond and Silk are the big players here; they've been getting lots of Fox screen time to falsely claim that conservatives are being censored, and Trump is watching.
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House Freedom Caucus members filed Articles of Impeachment against
Deputy AG Rod #Rosenstein ("Mueller's boss") claiming he hasn't been responsive to their demands for documents regarding the #Mueller investigation.

What does it mean & what do we do? 1/5
thehill.com/policy/nationa…
The Articles of Impeachment against Rosenstein have been filed in a parliamentary "end run" around leadership and do not have the support of @SpeakerRyan or @TGowdySC.

No vote is expected anytime soon and it is highly unlikely the House would approve them anyways. 2/5
Since the Articles of Impeachment are almost certain to fail, it is likely they are being filed to give Trump a PRETEXT to fire Rosenstein.

Firing Rosenstein would let Trump replace him with a loyalist who could sharply curtail Mueller's investigation or even fire Mueller. 3/5
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🌿Breathe🌿

2017, Burr & Warner requested any & all SARS (bank trans deemed "suspicious" or "derogatory”) re Butina, Torshin, Trump, Erickson & more & reports are still incoming.🤗

Schiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented & distorted these apps’
🌿Breathe2🌿

Furniture removed from Ecuadorian embassy amid reports of handing Assange over to UK

Butina met with U.S. Treasury, Fed officials

LN: “Cambridge Analytica magically involved in 4 potentially compromised elex now:

Brexit, tRUmp, Kenya, Mexico.” And more per LM.
🌿Breathe3🌿

Trump says stock market gains since elex give him opportunity to wage a trade war: 'We’re playing with the bank's money'😱

Of course Carter Page denies being a RU agent after wiretap application released🙄

Ecuador 'close' to evicting Assange from London Embassy🤗
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Dear MSM,

Stop talking about Harry Reid re:SCOTUS.

The current & corrupt state of affairs in US Senate are 100% on Mitch McConnell.

Talk about The Federalist Society & Leonard Leo. Let ppl know who butters Leader McConnell’s bread.

🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Ask why there is dark money in SCOTUS, the highest court in the land.

You're putting so much focus on balance you're neglecting the facts. DO YOUR JOB, MSM. #FollowTheDarkMoney
And before it is too late please.

You'll find there is little room for "balance" in a fascist gov and even less room for ethical journalism altogether -- you know, this field you live and love...

We need you #MSM
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EXCLUSIVE: Brutalist.Press is a Russian website created by software developer Alex Antonov.

THREAD:>
The website began publishing on 25th August 2016 – 2 months and 13 days before the US 2016 election. and began immediately collating and publishing negative articles about candidate Clinton. Submissions include (but are not limited to):
Brutalist is self-described as a “feminist free social network”. But functions more as an article aggregator. Though the website allows users to submit their own content, most submissions follow a methodology:
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let's go on a #bothunt
You can still find most of these #russian #bots yourself.
And they did retweet during the #UK general election for Labour leader #JeremyCorbyn
thetimes.co.uk/article/expose…
some clues are the date ranges provided and the account types
1st thing we do is check @jeremycorbyn's timeline. He only has 9k tweets so we should be able to get the tweet IDs for that date range(may-june 2017)
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don't make comments like this, you will regret them.
Swansea University and @thesundaytimes are correct.
In fact i know these accounts.
they are internet research agency accounts and i have tweeted about them A LOT before.
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Reading through some of the posts to the troll factory telegram channel #kremlintrollconfessions #KremlinBot
This comment about taking commercial orders is exactly what I have seen on their older now abandoned bots.
Their tweets would be a mix of commercial spam and politics
When I mention Google and YouTubes hiding of what the Internet research agency does this is what I’m talking about.
The Russians have massive amounts of YouTube trolls and bots that up/down vote videos and make comments.
@Google does nothing.
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1. Its important in FBI & DOJ investigation take the time to digest the details w/in Atty Gen Jeff Sessions notification ltr to congress outlining his previous appntmnt of US Atty John Huber to parallel Inspector General Michael Horowitz as a prosecutor. scribd.com/document/37512…
2. Utah U.S. Attorney John W. Huber appointed vice chair of Attorney General's Advisory Committee.

The AGAC provides counsel to the Attorney General on issues impacting U.S. Attorneys Offices nationwide. go.usa.gov/xnWnC
3. o not trust the pundit filtration of content, take the time to read it yourself.
scribd.com/document/37512…
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1) The boards are being shilled pretty hard today w people questioning #QanonPosts. I'd like to interrupt your normally scheduled programming with the following:

The #swamp is being drained. See the list of accomplishments below, corruption at this scale takes time. #QAnon
2) There was a massive roundup of #Saudi elites, including Al-Waleed bin Talal, notable for his endless meddling in #US affairs and membership in the #cabal. All were neutered.

#QAnon #GreatAwakening #DrainTheSwamp #DrainTheDeepState
3) #ISIS is on it's last breath. Why? #Saudi purge? Who else funds ISIS? See how fast they disappeared once their funding was cut? Imagine the intricate planning needed to cut those strings.
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Did not find enough (yet) to make the #TriggerALiberalIn4Words hashtag trend, but i got me some new bots.
189 bots in this network.
They have been dormant for a long time until late 2017.
#bots #TwitterBots #TriggerAConservativeIn2Words #AI #infosec
Older bots still use the API sometimes and this is a dead giveaway
see the "TV Tweet Time&qsuddenvibe.comt.co/mgcK6QLIwT" settings as the tweet source. That's a couple fields you have to fill out when getting api access to twitter. Bot owners usually jusps://t.co/rlUWTe9EFW
The set of accounts almost all start off with the same set of tweets:
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Quelle surprise...les comptes bots russes ont joué 1 rôle décisif pour gonfler l'audience du hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo et le cibler auprès des élus afin de faire publier le mémo Nunes favorable à #Trump. #àlire politico.com/magazine/amp/s…
2) Donc résumons: il est aujourd'hui avéré par les enquêtes du renseignement US que la #Russie a interféré dans l'élection US 2016, a utilisé ses capacités cyber en faveur de #Trump, continue d'influencer la vie politique US. Et face à ça, que fait le président #Trump?
3) Eh bien, cette semaine, par exemple, l'administration #Trump a refusé d'appliquer de nouvelles sanctions contre la #Russie comme le lui demandait une loi votée au Congrès à l'été 2017...reuters.com/article/us-usa…
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214 #Twitterbots that I noticed while looking into the #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag.
They are spamming people with replies linking to /thefeedster.com

#cybersecurity #infosec #bots #AI #Russia #Ukraine #Trump
more examples of the bots replying to people with spam:
I 1st noticed them because they re-tweeted a russian bots favorite account: @dbongino a fox news contributor who was one of the first people to mention the memo online.
There are some other notable russian favorites in here to:
@realDonaldTrump
@DonaldJTrumpJr
@RealJamesWoods
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