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Breaking: Christopher Steele has won a case in D.C. against three #Russian oligarchs who sued him over his dossier. Judge Epstein dismissed their defamation suit and ruled the #Trump dossier is protected by first amendment and public interest. My story: theguardian.com/us-news/2018/a…
Lawyer for Russian oligarchs says they will appeal and disagree with Epstein "on a number of points". Steele's attorney Christy Hull Eikhoff tells me the ruling is "thorough, well-reasoned and firmly supported in the law"
Hull Eikhoff: "We will continue to defend against baseless attacks on Chris [#Steele] and Orbis and hope that the result of this case will be a lesson to those who seek to intimidate Chris and his company." Asked if that includes President #Trump, she replied: "We mean everybody"
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Re-capping an intensive day by #Russian armed forces:
- Central and Eastern Military Districts were fully alarmed into a snap drill
- 2500 Spetsnatz deployed close to #Ukraine
- Military medical units deployed close to Ukraine
- 40 000 troops will be loaded to trains in East
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- Novorossiysk naval base alerted and swept for mines
- Various communication and command formations deployed
- Special Recon unit prepared for an airdrop in the Karelia
- Unknown number of central Military district units loaded to trains
- Large Chinese force in Russia. 2/3
And the cherry on the top? DNR and LNR mercenaries are mobilizing the population in the occupied Donetsk.

Should we be worried?
#turpo #säkpol
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🔥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.”😎

cc @thespybrief

telluridenews.com/news/article_f…
Video of former #CIA operative Bob Baer’s discussion of his independent investigation of #Russian🇷🇺agent @realDonaldTrump👉🏼 telluridetv.org
Although Trump initially may have been an “unwitting” agent of #Russia🇷🇺 way back in 1986, soon enough, Trump became a WITTING (and eager) tool of the Kremlin, as did his spawn.😉

#MoneyLaundering

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THREAD: @realDonaldTrump now *admits* that Don Jr sought Clinton dirt at his meeting w/the #Russian🇷🇺”lawyer”/spy & a “former” GRU military intel officer.

It’s a CRIME for a campaign to solicit or receive *anything* from a foreign national, let alone #Russian intelligence.🙄1/
We knew last year that Jr, Manafort & Kush met w/a Kremlin-linked “lawyer,” a “former” #Russian🇷🇺spy w/expertise in acquiring hacked emails, and an alleged Russian money launderer👉🏼they discussed #sanctions, Clinton #kompromat, and #RNC donations.🔥2/

denagrayson.com/2018/05/20/jun…
We also knew last year that Team🇷🇺Trump tried *desperately* to cover up the meeting.

Kushner “forgot” (= #felony) to disclose the meeting *3 separate times* on his SF-86, and Jr & his father, Trump, LIED repeatedly about the meeting.🙄 3/

denagrayson.com/2018/05/20/tal…
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1/Thread - #QAnon BS amplifiers

#OpDomesticTerrorism #WhiteSupremacy #ConspiracyTheory #FollowTheWhiteRabbit #TheGreatAwakening #TheStormIsHere

Let's dig in.

"A list of the right-wing amplifiers of the QAnon conspiracy theory"
mediamatters.org/blog/2018/08/0…
2/Thread - #QAnon BS amplifiers

@RealAlexJones

Here's what I have to say about Alex: _______________

"#AlexJones is almost certainly the most prolific #conspiracytheorist in contemporary America."
splcenter.org/fighting-hate/…
3/Thread - #QAnon BS amplifiers

@MikeTokes

Founder of @NewRightUS

Pic with #OmarNavarro (running against #MaxineWaters in CA-43) and #BakedAlaska (twitter banned for Nazi hate speech and dated #LauraLoomer). We know your friends too.

Great Article --> yesmargaret.com/2017/11/anyone…
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🦉🦉🦉Explaining #Kremlin #propaganda technique “political pluralism imitation.” The Russian-state owned and funded mass media has been employing this model in #Russia for a while. Lately, the Kremlin-linked agents are implementing it in the US and other Western countries. 👇
1. In Putin’s Russia, the political discourse is suppressed.
2. Unlike the USSR ideologists, the Kremlin propagandists understand the importance of the public opinion and positive image. “The sublimation of emotions on a political topic” is an important part of the engineered collective mentality.
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Highlights fro #Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing on foreign interference via social media platforms:

"Election interference from abroad represents an intolerable assault on the democratic foundation this republic was built on" per @SenatorBurr
"It's also important that the American people know that these activities neither began nor ended with the 2016 elections" per @SenatorBurr "Foreign actors continue an aggressive and pervasive influence campaign against the #UnitedStatesofAmerica"
Efforts like those id'd by @facebook "creating events on our streets w/real #Americans unknowingly participating" adds @SenatorBurr
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Facebook busts another influence operation aimed at midterms using pages and profiles to marionette target audiences. #Russian #ActiveMeasures

newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/07/r…
“more than 290,000 accounts followed at least one of these Pages, the earliest of which was created in March 2017. The latest was created in May 2018”
“The most followed Facebook Pages were “Aztlan Warriors,” “Black Elevation,” “Mindful Being,” and “Resisters.” The remaining Pages had between zero and 10 followers, and the Instagram accounts had zero followers”
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💣BOOM💣

THREAD: Michael Cohen says @realDonaldTrump *knew in advance* of the #Russian🇷🇺lawyer meeting & the offer of Clinton dirt.

Cohen was present when Trump was informed of the Russians' offer by Don Jr & approved of the meeting‼️1/

#TrumpRussia
amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/07/26…
Cohen did NOT tape the meeting, but “has expressed hope that this claim about the Trump Tower meeting will help him reach out to Mueller and possibly lessen his legal troubles.”

As I’ve said for a LONG time👉🏼Cohen is dealing!😎 2/

#TrumpRussia
#MuellerTime
Even Steven Bannon called the #RussianLawyer🇷🇺meeting “treasonous.”😳

And #SHOCKER, as we’ve known all along, there was NO WAY that Don Jr handled this meeting without Daddy Trump knowing EVERY detail.🙄 3/

#TrumpRussia
#MuellerTime
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#BREAKING right now:

Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting cnn.com/2018/07/26/pol…
"Cohen alleges that he was present, along with several others, when Trump was informed of the #Russian's offer by Trump Jr. By Cohen's account, Trump approved going ahead with the meeting with the Russians, according to sources."
#TrumpTowerMeeting
I'm sure more will be revealed in the next 24hrs, but I think we are headed into #collusion territory here.

Also, Trump claimed repeatedly that he knew nothing about that meeting.

But Trump did say "anyone" would jump on that offer. Forgeting it was from #Russia.
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👇🧠⚡Thread on new #InformationWarfare #narratives: Many are wondering about the latest development: #Helsinkisummit, #Putin’s visit, #Trump’s open support of #Russia, etc. Is he insane? No. Russian psychological war manuals are hard to find. The sum up of the latest strategy:
A new strategy: Brainwashing Trump’s base and the rest of the society into whitewashing and normalizing Putin’s Russia. The new narrative is “Yes, Trump works with Putin. It is perfectly normal. Russia is a friend. Putin is good. Thank you, Russia, for helping Trump.”
This is how it is achieved—in the broad daylight. (The silence of the press does not help.)
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1.Dimitri #Peskov serves as the spin doctor and press secretary of #Putin, but whats not discussed at length is #Peskov´s involvement in #Trump´s effort to build #TrumpTowerMoscow

#Trump #Putin #Sater #Peskov #TrumpTowerMoscow #Cohen
2.Publicly known is that #Trump has tried to build #TrumpTowerMoscow for 30 years, #Trump believes that #Moscow one of the hottest places for investments, and that #Russia is nuts for him.

#Trump #Putin #Sater #Peskov #TrumpTowerMoscow #Cohen

thedailybeast.com/trumps-russia-…
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🛑BREAKING🛑

#FISA warrant application from Oct'16 for Carter Page released.

👉🏼calls Page a #Russian🇷🇺agent
👉🏼discloses Simpson/Steele ties w/"Candidate #2" (HRC)
👉🏼says #Russia coordinated w/Page & "perhaps others" to influence the election

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int.nyt.com/data/documenth…
🔥This is the *first* time that a #FISA application has EVER been released.🧐

The #FBI didn't mince words, initially identifying the target of the FISA application as, "Carter W. Page, a US person, and an agent of a foreign power, described in detail below." 2/

#TrumpRussia
🔥WHOA🔥

#FISA app alleges Page did "knowingly engage in clandestine intelligence activities"...involving "a violation of the CRIMINAL statutes of the US."

Page was "the subject of targeted recruitment by #Russia🇷🇺...undermine & influence the outcome" of the election. 3/
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@patel4witham Lying arrogant Patel, either thinks we are all gullible or this waffling right winger is also on Ambien

What democracy?#Leave lied, cheated, committed electoral fraud, had dodgy Russian money...You lot are a bunch of shameless scamming opportunists

Who the flock buys your crap?
@patel4witham "Leading Brexiteer Gisela Stuart has described the #EU referendum an "ABUSE OF DEMOCRATIC PROCESS" .... #brexit #stopbrexit #FBPE #LeaveLies #VoteLeaveBrokeTheLaw #PeoplesVote
@patel4witham "The #Leave Campaign for what it was - at the heart of the vote to leave the European Union is an entanglement of lies and propagandist sensationalism".

This is NOT Democracy.

#brexit #leavelies #stopbrexit #FBPE #VoteLeaveBrokeTheLaw #PeoplesVote
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💣BOOM💣

@GOP Congressman/fmr CIA Will @HurdOnTheHill: “Over the course of my career as an undercover officer in the CIA, I saw Russian intelligence manipulate many people. I never thought I would see the day when an American @POTUS would be one of them.”
nytimes.com/2018/07/19/opi…
🔥Trump’s “failure to defend the USIC’s unanimous conclusions of #Russian meddling... & condemn #Russian covert counterinfluence campaigns and his standing idle on the world stage while a Russian dictator spouted lies confused many but should **concern all Americans**.”🇺🇸
👇🏼EXACTLY👇🏼

“As a member of Congress, a coequal branch of government designed by our founders to provide checks & balances on the executive branch, I believe that lawmakers must *fulfill our oversight duty* (and) keep the American people informed of the current DANGER.”🔥
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⚡Flashback:⚡
No One Mentions That The Russian Trail Leads To Democratic Lobbyists
like @johnpodesta, his brother Tony & many others!
#PodestaBros
forbes.com/sites/paulrode…
Manafort, Podesta Group highlight DC swamp culture
thehill.com/opinion/campai…
Mueller Now Investigating Democratic Lobbyist Tony Podesta
We see that didn't last long and it seems the Podesta's will walk with Immunity!! 🤦‍♂️
nbcnews.com/news/us-news/m…
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🔥WHOA🔥

Paul Erickson, the “boyfriend” of accused #Russian🇷🇺spy Maria Butina, recommended KT McFarland (Flynn’s “brain”) to serve as Deputy NSA.🤨

In Dec’16, MacFarland wrote that #Russia🇷🇺had “just thrown the USA election to him (@realDonaldTrump)”‼️

cc @ScottMStedman
Just *one day* after Obama imposed #sanctions on #Russia🇷🇺for hacking Democratic groups & state voting systems, McFarland ADMITTED IN WRITING that #Russia had THROWN THE ELECTION TO TRUMP‼️

#Treason
#TrumpRussia

*Mere hours* after Obama imposed #sanctions, McFarland wrote that Misha Flynn would be speaking to then #Russian🇷🇺ambassador Kislyak.🙄

#Collusion
#TrumpRussia

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@RandPaul basically gets kicked off of @CBSThisMorning because he agrees with @realDonaldTrump and calls out the partisan absurdity of the #Mueller investigation, says @HillaryClinton is the one known to pay #Russian agents & called #JamesClapper a liar!
🤣😂🤣😂😂😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
Full video:
@wolfblitzer and @RandPaul's interview also gets heated on @CNN the day of the #HelsinkiSummit
Rand Paul comes out swinging & calling it like it is!! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
#StandWithRand
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1.#Mueller has a lot of exhibits on communications between Tad #Devine (Campaign Manager of @SenSanders) such as #emails and #texts

#MuellerTime #Manafort #Treason #Russia

2.Tad #Devine also sent a lot of #emails to Konstantin #Kliminik (#Russian #GRU agent), its well known that he has a relationship with #Manafort and #Gates



#MuellerTime #Manafort #Treason #Russia
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It occurs to me the questions I'd have asked at the #HelsinkiSummit press conference were:
Mr. #Trump, you were just in the UK where PM May pressed the issue of #Novichok poisoning of 5 ppl on her soil, 1 Brit citizen having died. She & EU are clear: #Russia did this. [MORE]
[CONT2] And just weeks ago the Dutch govt released its final report saying w/out a doubt the #Russian military shot down MH17 over Crimea in 2014, killing all on board, mostly Dutch citizens. So 2 questions. First, Mr. Trump, do you agree with your close [MORE]
[CONT3] allies, the UK & Netherlands, that these two acts of heinous murder were committed by elements working for or in the Russian government? And 2nd, Mr. Putin, what on behalf of the Russian people do you have to say to the British & Dutch people regarding these incidents?
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From the great @JamesFallows re #HelsinkiSummit
"Those who could do something are the 51 #Republican senators and 236 Republican representatives who have the power to hold hearings, issue subpoenas, pass resolutions of censure, guarantee the integrity..."
[MORE]
[CONT 2]
"...of Robert #MuellerInvestigation , condemn the past #Russian election interference, shore up protections against the next assault, & in general defend their country rather than the damaged & defective man who is now its president.
[MORE]
[CONT 3]
"For 18 mos, membs of this party have averted their eyes frm #Trump rather than disturb the Trump elements amng their constituency or disrupt the party’s agenda on tax cuts & the #SCOTUS . They already bear responsibility for what Trump has done to his office.
[MORE]
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1.Since 2005 #Russian Oligarchs have syphoned $335 Billion stolen money out of #Russia Putin himself is worth $200 Billion, and they are doing it using #Bitcoin, because its fast and effective, they use parts of it to interfere in elections.

#Trump #Putin #Bitcoin #Treason
2. One of the "henchmen" used by #Russia was Alexander Vinnick, who was arrested by @FBI laundering $4 Billion in dirty money through #Bitcoin.

#Trump #Putin #Bitcoin #Treason

businessinsider.com/us-indicts-ale…
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THREAD

#Butina arrest breakdown

#Butina #Trump #Russia #Torshin #Treason
1.#Butina wrote an e-mail that said #Torshin had direct contact with Putin about their operations to build up ties with the #USA Religious Right

#Butina #Trump #Russia #Torshin #Treason

2.Early October 2016, #USA PERSON 1 described @NRA as a "conduit" and "VERY private line of communication" between #Kremlin and #GOP leaders, thats roughly ONE MONTH BEFORE ELECTION

#Butina #Trump #Russia #Torshin #Treason

justice.gov/opa/press-rele…

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🔥In the charging documents for accused #Russian🇷🇺agent Maria Butina, the unnamed “US Person 1” — who established a “VERY private line of communication btwn the Kremlin & key [@GOP] leaders through, of all conduits, the #NRA” — appears to be #GOP consultant Paul Erickson. 1/
💣BOOM💣

Note that #DOJ says that “US Person 1” arranged the secret backchannel btwn the Kremlin and **key @GOP leaders** (not just Team Trump).🔥

How many people in the #GOP freaked out when they read that Butina got busted⁉️ 2/

#RICO
#ComplicitGOP

Mueller is investigating the alleged flow of ILLEGAL foreign (#Russian🇷🇺) money for @GOP campaigns via the #NRA.

Don’t think for a moment that at least some #Republicans didn’t know where the #NRA’s sudden influx of cash came from.🙄 3/

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