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Canada is not "a melting pot in which the individuality of each element is destroyed in order to produce a new and totally different element. It is rather a garden into which have been transplanted the hardiest & brightest flowers from many lands" #JohnDiefenbaker PM 1957-'63
In 1963 Lester Pearson's Liberals defeated Diefenbaker. Liberals introduced official bilingualism & biculturalism. Diefenbaker strongly opposed the idea of Canadians melting into the English or French cultures. He preferred multiculturalism a term coined by Professor Paul Yuzk.
Yuzk's parents, Cdn pioneers, born in #Ukraine Yuzyk is claimed by 2 provinces #SK & #MB Winnipeg is where he authored "The Ukrainians in Manitoba: A Social History." Diefenbaker appointed him to the Senate & promoted Yuzyk's concept of #multicuturalism usask.ca/diefenbaker/bi…
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🍷TGIF🍷

Kavanaugh likely lied to the Senate during the 2000 judicial confirmation hearings.

Mueller reco’s PapaD sentenced to up to 6 mos in jail for lying to investigators in RU probe

Judge in Manafort trial says he has been threatened and is now under US Marshal protection
🍷TGIF2🍷

Trump’s revocation of security clearances could be construed as retaliation against a witness.

“It’s a federal crime (§1513) to retaliate against someone for providing truthful info to LE,”

“So he’s getting closer & closer to really dangerous ground here.”
🍷TGIF3🍷

60 intel officials & analysts sign new stmt “our firm belief that the country will be weakened if there is a political litmus test applied before seasoned experts are allowed to share their views”

Trump reverses PBO directive seeking to relax rules on cyber attacks.
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Heartbreaking and disgusting that Republicans keep going to Russia, showering Putin with honor & praise (@RandPaul the latest) while the Kremlin’s top political prisoner filmmaker Oleg Sentsov lays literally dying. apnews.com/amp/72de667760… #Ukraine #Crimea #FreeSentsov #Sentsov
France's Macron to raise hunger striker Oleg Sentsov in call with Putin

Shame on US. Republicans including @RandPaul & Trump himself keep meeting with the Kremlin & not a single one mentioned Russia’s outrageous jailing of hostages from Crimea & Ukraine. reuters.com/article/us-fra…
First photos of filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, day 88 into a hungry strike protest to free dozens of other hostages from Ukraine held in Russian prisons. Oleg was arrested in Crimea, sentenced to 20yrs in a Stalinist show trial. (Background reading @mashagessen newyorker.com/news/our-colum…)
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Why was Andrea Chalupa so excited about #Manafort resigning and how did she know he was going to face an investigation? Also, Alexandra Chalupa was working for the @DNC and Clinton campaign but claimed to have never done op-ed research, oh and look Isakoff again #ManafortTrial
Here's the interview she's bragging about would certainly seem Chalupa was working directly with #Ukraine during the election. Odd as she still isn't listed with FARA.
yahoo.com/news/paul-mana…
Why would Alexandra Chalupa say she never did op-ed research but yet her sister excitedly tells everyone on her BCC email that she deserves the credit?
cnn.com/2017/07/14/pol…
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ICYMI Senator Rand Paul is in Moscow meeting with Russian lawmakers. Russian press reports he has invited Russian lawmakers to Washington. RIA | Reuters reuters.com/article/us-usa…
Senator @RandPaul wouldn't answer BBC reporter asking if it was right to be in Russia just days after US intel chiefs warned of ongoing Russian threat to US elections. Paul seen here announcing he invited Russian Foreign Relations lawmakers to DC & chatting with infamous Kislyak.
Terrific piece on Senator @RandPaul's bizarre ahistorical and hypocritical appeasement of Russia, the "Deepest State of All" atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainea… via @AtlanticCouncil #Russia #Ukraine #NATO
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New York Times and Wall Street Journal, Link Manafort & McCain

-thread below-

McCain get hooked in Manafort case!

#WeDontSpeakHisName #ManafortTrial #ManafortMania #QAnon #QArmy #DrainTheSwamp #DrainTheDeepState #ObamaGate #McCain @nytimes @WSJ @PaulManafort #Putin #Ukraine
(2) In June 2008 @BarryMeier at the New York Times revealed that @SenJohnMcCain's campaign manager, @realrickdavis, was also Paul Manafort's partner at Davis Manafort, LLC
(3) Senator John McCain knew what Chris Davis and Paul Manafort were up to since 2005.
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1/ THREAD. What are possible #solutions to the threats #deepfakes and synthetic media could pose to evidence, truth and freedom of expression? Our survey from recent @witnessorg @firstdraftnews expert convening.
2/ Invest in MEDIA LITERACY + RESILIENCE/discernment for news consumers - how to spot both individual items of synthetic media (e.g. via visible anomalies such as mouth distortion often present in current deepfakes) as well as develop approaches to assessing image credibility
3/ Recent examples sharing commonsense guidance on this e.g. @CraigSilverman buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman… and @samanthsunne gijn.org/2018/05/28/wha…
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🔥Mueller referred a "collection of cases" to SDNY federal prosecutors of several high-profile US lobbyists & operatives who failed to register as *foreign agents*.

~ Tony Podesta
~ @GOP fmr Rep Vin Weber (Mercury)
~ Fmr Obama WH counsel Greg Craig

#FARA
cnn.com/2018/07/31/pol…
Craig worked w/van der Zwaan at #Skadden👉🏼paid >$5 million via Manafort/Gates’ bank account in CYPRUS (but worked for pro🇷🇺#Ukraine gov't) to write a "report"/smear of a jailed opposition leader.

Weber & Podesta lobbied Congress using the report.🤨

Weber and Podesta are alleged to have knowingly performed lobbied for the #Ukraine government w/o filing #FARA...and while being paid via Manafort's OFFSHORE bank accounts in #Cyprus.🙄

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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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🔥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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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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Trump Administration "is not considering supporting a referendum in the eastern Ukraine. The Minsk Agreements are the process for resolving the conflict in the Donbas, and these agreements do not include any option for referendum," says NSC Spokesman, Garrett Marquis.
"Furthermore, to organize a so-called referendum in a part of Ukraine which is not under government control would have no legitimacy," adds NSC spokesman.
On a related note, @DeptofDefense is providing $200 million to #Ukraine "in security cooperation funds for additional training, equipment and advisory efforts to build the defensive capacity of Ukraine’s forces." defense.gov/News/News-Rele…
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🚨NEW: #Putin told Russian diplomats he made a proposal to Trump at Helsinki summit to hold a referendum to resolve (his!) war in eastern #Ukraine.

It’s nuts we keep learning major news from #Russia. As if the Kremlin’s in charge of and guiding US policy! bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Let's review some facts: Putin invaded eastern #Ukraine's Donbas region to punish Ukraine for ousting his puppet Yanukovych. 10000+ dead, 1.7 million Ukrainians left Donbas as a result of war & occupation. How Soviet—Putin wants a referendum after Donbas is cleansed of Ukrainians
Now that Russia drained Eastern Ukraine of 2 million Ukrainians and local resources, Putin proposes a “referendum” to Trump at Helsinki summit. Maybe Putin’s tired of funding the criminal fiefdoms his invasion established. I’ll never forget how they desecrated the ruins of MH17.
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#Russia president calls #TrumpPutinSummit a success, slams critics in US for discrediting progress made.
Putin says there are forces in the US ready to sacrifice the relationship with #Russia on the the altar of political ambitions.
Putin says if work to extend #START #nuclear treaty doesn't start now, it'll expire in a year-and-a-half.
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Once again: Trump is parroting Kremlin talking points. Who on earth could have planted this riff in his head about tiny Montenegro possibly starting World War III? #ThisIsNotNormal 🤔1/
Trump was asked by Tucker Carlson: "Let’s say Montenegro — which joined [NATO] last year — is attacked. Why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack?” 2/
Trump responds: "I’ve asked the same question. You know, Montenegro is a tiny country with very strong people… they might get aggressive, and congratulations, you’re in World War 3." 3/
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Guessing these two are on Muellers immunity list
Company A- Podesta Group/Anthony Podesta
Company B- Mercury LLC/Vin Weber (one of Romney's foreign policy advisors)
Anyway both "forgot to file" until 2017 then magically did within a week of each other for their #Ukraine work.
Or it could be the four individual's + Podesta that did all worked for #Ukraine good old Vin is still in business after all, so those names would be less exciting. Doubt it though as these guys are already employed at other firms. ALSO filed in 2017 #muhRussia
Note that Tony and Vin signed those contracts on the exact same day. #Ukraine
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In September 2016, @KellyannePolls told Trump he couldn't get elected if he kept claiming @POTUS44 was born in Kenya--as he had 67x on Twitter over 6yrs. So Trump gave a press conference saying he believed Obama was born in the US, gave no explanation, took no questions.

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Trump has since walked that back.

Remember at the Inaugural luncheon where he paid tribute to @HillaryClinton and all she has done for America and asked those in attendance to applaud her?

Trump soon walked that back as well & has directed his DOJ to investigate her again.
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Everyone knows Trump lies, that he has always lied and that he believes his own lies.

Trump lied repeatedly at the #HelsinkiSummit presser. He also told his truth--that Russia didn't attack our 2016 election.There is videotape of the live broadcast which the whole world saw.
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💣BOOM💣

Mueller asked the EDVA judge to give **#immunity to 5 potential witnesses** who will testify at Manafort’s bank-#fraud trial starting July 25, but ONLY if they get immunity‼️ 1/

#MuellerTime

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Mueller didn’t identify the FIVE witnesses who ROLLED on Manafort👉🏼have NOT been charged and would plead the Fifth & remain silent unless granted #immunity (they got a VERY good deal). Their names will be made public only if they are called to testify.🤔 2/

#MuellerTime
These 5 witnesses who got a deal have ties to the BANK-FRAUD and other charges against Manafort. So who are they⁉️

It's NOT Rick Gates (he was CHARGED & pleaded GUILTY). These five witnesses have NOT been charged.🤔 3/

#MuellerTime
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1. READ TODAY'S TRANSCRIPT.
THE PURPOSE OF TODAY'S MEETING seems to be that USA & RUSSIA are the LEADERS of the WORLD bc of nuclear dominance.
PUTIN KEEPS TALKING ABOUT OUR PARTNERSHIP - FUCK NNNNOOOOO npr.org/2018/07/16/629…
2. DISTURBING AF.

can CLEARLY tell that PUTIN threatening DT w/his "reminders"&outlines HIS DEMANDS

DT GAVE UP MORE than suspected. HANDING OVER OUR SOVEREIGNTY

USA DOES NOT ANSWER TO PUTIN. CALL YOUR MOCS NOW
Putin says security - stability...all this SHIT IS HIS OWN DOING
3. READ THE TRANSCRIPT OF PUTINS SPEECH -

HOLY FUCKING HELL HE IS LYING ABOUT ALL OF THIS - TRUMP HANDED OVER THE USA TO PUTIN.

IMPEACH THIS BASTARD. TREASON COMPLETE AND THEN SOME.
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#Putin now on Channel one gives interview on #HelsinkiSummit, says he agreed with Trump to continue working at the expert level on some of the "new ideas that there are on how to fix conflict in east of #Ukraine."
#Putin after having studied #Trump today: @realDonaldTrump can listen, but keeps his own opinion on many issues" adds many mistakingly call his approach that of businessman but he is acting as a pure politician because he is very much catering to his base, his constituency.
#Putin on #JCPOA:It’s the tool to guarantee nuclear non-proliferation across the region.#Iran one of the most controllable countries by #IAEA.We understnd #Trump’s position,he was saying IRN should stop destructive regional policies. But this[approach]shouldnt lead to nixing deal
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#Putin's opening to this press conference suggests the takeover of southern #Syria by Asad/Iran is a model of U.S.-Russia cooperation that should be expanded, and flatters Trump that his summit with Kim [which Putin very much liked the look of] resolved the Korean Peninsula.
On #Ukraine, Putin hints broadly that the U.S. agrees with him that Kyiv's intransigence prevented Minsk's implementation, and then carefully lets it be known Trump brought up the election meddling, an assist to Trump politically, before of course dismissing it.
Trump frames engagement around U.S.-Russian co-operation in WW2, notes that unfortunate Cold War business, then says: "Our relationship has never been worse ... that changed as of about four hours ago." Says he is being politically brave to do what's right. Lambastes media + Dems
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Responding to Interfax question on #Nordstream2, @POTUS says Putin is “a competitor” and “that’s a compliment.”
“I discussed with Angela Merkel in very strong terms” about the Russian pipeline, says @POTUS
Putin says Russia and US as major oil and gas powers “can work together on regulating international markets.”
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This is my THREAD on #HelsinkiSummit where I'll report/analyze all coming & subsequent developements from #Russia's POV:
1. Here's my take on #Putin-#Trump encounter for @ispionline where I argue the summit may have high hopes, but modest expectations
ispionline.it/it/pubblicazio…
2. This is what #Putin heads into #HelsinkiSummit with in terms of #Syria, #Iran: almon.co/32y5
3. #Putin & #Trump will be meet face-to-face around noon (1pm #Moscow time). The leaders have at least 3 hours scheduled for themselves after which they will proceed to another room for working lunch in a broader format with ministers and advisers.
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1.A not revealed story pertaining to the @Comey letter is that public evidence prove that #Prince #Giuliani and #Trump conspired to "Lean" on #Comey to reopen the investigation into Hillary

#Trump #Russia #HumanTrafficking #Prostitution #Conspiracy

huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-dome…
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At Chequers @theresa_may, alongside @POTUS, says she thanked him for expelling 60 intelligence officers from #Russia following Salisbury nerve agent incident.
Will pursue a US-UK free trade agreement following #Brexit, adds @theresa_may.
US and UK in agreement on how to deal with #DPRK and #Iran and need for increased @NATO defense spending, declares @theresa_may.
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