3. #QAnon: If Snowden were trying to seek asylum via travel to UIO, Quito, Equador from Hong Kong International Airport, why would he route through Russia? Was #Russia not the original destination all along, so #Clowns could hurt US-Russia relationship? #Q
Elliott Broidy — top @GOP fundraiser & convicted felon — is under CRIMINAL investigation for allegedly trying sell his influence w/the Trump administration to *foreign* officials for TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars‼️1/
Thanks to the @washingtonpost for this:
Just to make this clear, let’s remind ourselves of the top Trump administration officials who have left in disgrace, been credibly accused of corruption or incompetence, or both. Here’s a partial list:
[cont2] #MichaelFlynn, natl security adviser: On job <1 month b4 resigning; pleaded guilty to lying to #FBI re contacts w/#Russia. #ReincePriebus, chief of staff: Resigned after 6 mos, comically ineffectual. #SeanSpicer, press sec: Terrible liar, resigned after 6 mos.
[cont3] #AnthonyScaramucci, communications director: Lasted 10 days after series of unhelpful media appearances. #RobPorter, staff sec: Resigned after allegatns of domestic abuse surfaced frm 2 ex-wives. #StephenBannon, chief strategist: Pushed out after 7 tumultuous mos.
🔥Former #CIA operative, Bob Baer, says @realDonaldTrump became a #Russian🇷🇺agent (unwittingly) at a NYC cocktail party in 1986. **Before** the #SteeleDossier was released, a KGB contact told Baer: “We have a tape of Donald Trump.”😎
2. I was censored by Twitter 8/5/18 for 3 days, 3 ways. My crime: Defending POTUS by pointing out that Fusion GPS had met with the Russian lawyer, V what's her name, immediately before & after the Tower meeting on a @realDonaldTrump thread.
3. Having happen personally gives depth to what #QAnon's pointing to. Being banned that way, suddenly I'm gagged. Almost no one seeing my tweets. Once lifted (& one never knows if or when it'd be lifted), suddenly impresssions pop w/o any new activity. #Q
To be clear on today's Trump admin sanctions on #Russia for #Skripal poisoning:
- They are mandated under the 1991 Chemical & Biological Weapons Control & Warfare Elimination Act for chemical weapons use.
- WH blew past the law's 60-day deadline by a month.
2/The law mandates a second, more Draconian round of sanctions unless:
-Russia assures the US it is no longer using chemical or biological weapons
-Russia allows onsite inspectors to ensure the government is not using chem/bio weapons
3/ That second round could include:
- Ending flights to US by Russian national carrier Aeroflot
- Banning all/most Russian imports/exports with US
- cutting off diplomatic relations
#Russia's state TV devotes an entire segment to my Tweets about the "I'd rather be a Russian" Trump rally T-shirts. They invite a psychologist to discuss "mass hysteria, paranoia & schizophrenia" in the US. Reminiscent of a Russian weatherman trying to diagnose Morgan Freeman. 🤣
Letter from @POTUS to Putin has been delivered via diplomatic channel, according to Kremlin per #Russia media reports.
At request of @RandPaul a letter of introduction was provided by @POTUS, according to @hogangidley45 who adds that In the letter “the President mentioned topics of interest that Senator Paul wanted to discuss with President Putin.”
“The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges,” says @RandPaul.
The #US-#Russia expert group that #Putin & #Trump agreed to establish during Helsinki Summit will be led by Alexander Dynkin,President of Institute of World Economy & International Relations (IMEMO) (Rus Academy of Science) &Thomas Graham,managing director of Kissinger Associates
Prof.Dr. Dynkin renowed #Russia/n academic well-connected to both Rus expert community,political circles (incl Rus gov, MFA).
Mr.Graham worked on Rus at NSA under G.W.Bush,researcher @Yale.
Both men frequent visitors to Rus/US, well-known to respective crowds in both countries
#Moscow came up w/ the idea of bilateral expert council that "will seek tangency points & think thru how to get the international coop to a sustainbale track." #Kremlin believs the council shld be tasked with "crafting a new philosophy of the #US-#Russia rels."
"We all saw in 2016 what happened when the #Russia|ns & possibly others, but the Russians for certain tried to do both influence operations & actually get in & actually corrupt some of the election process" per SecDef Mattis before meeting w/#British Defense Sec @GavinWilliamson
"The adversaries may be more than just #Russia" @DeptofDefense Sec Mattis tells reporters re #election security "We are not focused solely on one country. We are focused on protecting the elections themselves"
#Russia's state TV:
Rand Paul says he invited Russian lawmakers to come to Washington. He seems to be gesturing towards Konstantin Kosachev, who can't travel to the US since he is under sanctions. via @JuliaDavisNews
"Mueller’s investigators also have evidence that Cohen actually met with a prominent Russian – purportedly Konstantin Kosachev ... who chairs the Foreign Affairs"
Rand Paul met w him & invited him to US even though he is banned by election sanctions
Trump: Day 563
-139th Day at a Trump Golf Club
-182nd Day at a Trump Property
-Doesn't Know How 2 Fight Wildfires
-Reimposes Sanctions Against Iran
-Gates Takes Stand in Manafort Trial
-Rand Paul Met w/Kislyak in Russia
-Kavanaugh: POTUS Can Ignore Laws
Day 668 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 520 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.