Buried in Cohen's legal documents, prosecutors say Cohen paid $50,000 for work "solicited from a technology company during and in connection with the campaign."🔥
The campaign *never reported* the $50,000 expense, and Cohen was reimbursed by Trump Org.🤨
Both = ILLEGAL‼️2/
WHO the tech company is & WHAT they did are not provided.🤔
Cohen had bank records for other expenses, but only provided a HANDWRITTEN sum for the $50,000, suggesting that the money may not have been paid out via "traditional" financial channels (meaning: CASH pay-offs).🙄 3/
⚖️Interesting. Over in Florida where Gubarev is suing Buzzfeed, they’ve filed to seal Anthony Ferrante’s testimony. This case is the same one that was able to depose Christopher Steele in the UK and allegedly is providing that testimony to @ChuckGrassley
Who is Ferrante? Apparently he’s a former “top FBI” agent under Obama admin who was in charge of cyber response (where he clearly failed) but it worked out because now he’s getting paid to “verify” #SteeleDossier claims.
🔥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
KushCo is on the verge of closing a sweetheart deal for 666 Fifth Ave with Brookfield Asset Mgmt👉🏼2nd largest shareholder is #Qatar Investment Authority (#QIA), who was part of the #Rosneft🇷🇺spinout reported in the #SteeleDossier‼️ 1/
This is the **same** #QIA whose U.S. head (Ahmed al-Rumaihi), along w/#Qatar’s foreign minister, met w/Michael Cohen (Trump Org) & Misha🇷🇺Flynn (Trump campaign) on 12/12/16, as revealed by @MichaelAvenatti‼️🙄 2/
The #Podcasters3 don’t have a law degree between much less Nat Sec law experience and it shows. If they would like to have a debate w/ me and say @AndrewCMcCarthy and @KurtSchlichter we could perhaps make a dent in their collective ignorance regarding assertion v evidence. 1
Until then they can carry on not understanding that the files released do not support a FISA warrant against Page, but that the redacted portions might, though if those portions did, it would be hard to see why the Obama DOJ both padded and misled the FISC re provenance of 2
Steele Dossier. The Catholic Church has a doctrine of “invincible ignorance” —catholic.com/magazine/print…— which may pardon them here. They r burdened by a presidency that, w/ it’s #FantasyLeagueForeignPolicy, is summarized by references to “leading from behind,” red line, Libya, 3
50/ I will make my way through this FISA information on Carter Page. It is quite lengthy, so I will analyze it over time. int.nyt.com/data/documenth…
51/ This FISA application was filed in October, 2016, listing Carter Page, an agent of Russia, as the target.
52/ Carter Page engaged in intelligence gathering activities for Russia, and he was “the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government [REDACTED] undermine and influence the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election in violation of criminal law.”
Has everyone forgotten that the same “intel community” lied about WMD’s and started a war that’s still going? Comey, Clapper, Brennan, Hayden, Mueller AND MI6 were all there. So YES @realDonaldTrump & anyone else with a brain should be skeptical #Russia telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…
Oh look @Comey signed off on illegal programs and torture 🙄
2/ Count One is Conspiracy to Commit an Offense Against the US. It is alleged that Russia, through its military intel agency (GRU) engaged in large-scale cyber intrusion operations and staged release of documents to interfere in the 2016 election.
3/ In paragraph 8, indictment alleges those charged “conspired with each other, *AND WITH PERSONS KNOWN AND UNKNOWN TO THE GRAND JURY*” —this implies there are *UNCHARGED CO-CONSPIRATORS*. Acts began in March, 2016. Releases began in June, 2016, continuing through November 2016.
Freedom Caucus member, Jim Jordan has fought tirelessly against the DC corruption. In this letter to @POTUS, Jordan urges #Trump to direct Sessions to give Congress docs in the FBI/DOJ 2016 election investigation.
🔥The Senate Intel Cmte probe exposed "a FAR MORE EXTENSIVE #Russian🇷🇺effort to **manipulate social media outlets to sow discord** and to interfere in the 2016 election and American society," than the Internet Research Agency (#Russian🇷🇺trolls) uncovered by the USIC. 2/
Bipartisan Senate Intel report confirms that #Russia🇷🇺intelligence not only hacked the #DNC, but also hacked BOTH @GOP & Democratic targets, including US primary campaigns, think tanks, & lobbying groups.🤨 3/
1. In 1987 it is believed that #Trump was recruited by #SovietUnion, specifically recruited by Kryuchkov head of First Chief Directorate, a division within the #KGB who's primary responsibility was to gather foreign intelligence
Carter Page is an FBI asset in Mar 2016 & yet somehow by Oct 2016 he is touted a foreign agent, acting on behalf of mother Russia, & deserving of a FISA Title-1 Surveillance Warrant to be monitored as if he were a terrorist en-route to the detonation site: theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/18/pre…
2. "Carter Page's an FBI asset & witness, who'd been responsible for busting a high level Russian agent; DOJ National Security Division & FBI Counterintelligence Division knew damn well Page wasn’t a Russian agent & flat-out LIED to the FISA court." theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/18/pre… …
3. The FISA surveillance authority over Carter Page was retroactive cover for DOJ & FBI surveillance on Trump campaign. Prior to the Oct 21, 2016 FISA Warrant, FBI was limited to using illegal searches of FISA(702)(16)(17) FBI & NSA data; & (cf NYT) “National Security Letters”.