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Thread by @ironstowe: "THREAD Trump Russia SovietUnion Treason 1. In 1987 it is believed that Trump was recruited by SovietUnion, specifically recruited by Kryuchk […]" #Trump #Russia #SovietUnion #Treason

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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

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2.Both Kryuchkov and #Gorbachev faced #Reagan as #President, and he was in the #SovietUnion´s eyes regarded as a very strong leader, the opposite of #Carter of #Ford, when dealing with them.

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3.Krychkov also believed that #Reagan and the #USA was conducting a secret plot to launch a pre emptive nuclear strike on the #SovietUnion, so therefore they changed tactics, targeting #USA businessmen, such as #Trump

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4.The first known time that #Trump visited #Moscow was in 1987, and is part of a larger pattern when it comes to #Trump, For instance the #SteeleDossier asserts that #Russia had been cultivating #Trump for at least 5 years.

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5.The top level of the #KGB and #Kremlin arranged #Trump´s trip to #Moscow in 1987 and at the same time as Kryuchkov sought to improve #KGB's operational techniques he wanted #KGB staff abroad to recruit more #Americans

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6.Kryuchkov sent out a series of classified memos to #KGB heads of station. Oleg Gordievsk copied them and passed them to British intelligence and co-published them under the title Top Secret Files on KGB Foreign Operations 1975–1985

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7.#KGB headquarters was especially concerned about its lack of success in recruiting #USA citizens, The PR Line was given explicit instructions to find “#USA targets to cultivate,The main effort must be concentrated acquiring valuable agents

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8.There were different stages of recruitment.
a) a case officer would invite a target to lunch. The target would be classified as an “official contact.” If the target appeared responsive, he would be promoted to a an obyekt razrabotki
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b) The officer would then build up a file, supplemented by official and covert material and readouts from conversations obtained through bugging by the #KGB’s technical team

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c)#KGB did a secret personality questionnaire, advising case officers what to look for in a recruitment operation. The aim was to draw the target into some form of collaboration as an agent, or confidential or special or unofficial contact.

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d)The form demanded basic details—name, profession, family situation, and material circumstances, what was the likelihood that the “subject could come to power,Are pride, arrogance, egoism, ambition or vanity among subject’s characteristics?

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e)And of course #kompromat, Compromising information about subject, including illegal acts in financial and commercial affairs, intrigues, speculation, bribes, graft … and exploitation of his position to enrich himself.

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f)Any other information” that would compromise the subject before “the country’s authorities and the general public.”

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g)And....“his attitude towards women is also of interest.”

“Is he in the habit of having affairs with women on the side?”

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9.What we do know for certain is that Eastern Bloc security service records from 1977 exists on #Trump, #Trump married Ivana in 1977, #Ivana is from Czechoslovakia. and was of interest to #Czech intelligence service, #StB,#FBI and #CIA

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10.During #ColdWar, #Czech spies were known for their professionalism. #Czech and #Hungarian officers were often used in espionage actions in the #USA, They were less obvious than #Soviet operatives sent by #Moscow

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11.The #Prague files were declassified in 2016, #Czech spies kept a close eye on #Ivana and #Trump in Manhattan, agents codenames were Al Jarza and Lubos

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12.They opened letters sent by #Ivana to her father, Milos
Milos had a functional relationship with the #Czech secret police, who would ask him how his daughter was doing abroad and in return permit her visits home

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13.There was surveillance of the #Trump family in the #USA
#Ivana and #TrumpJr visited Milos in #Czech, and was under surveillence, during the visit

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14.#Czechs shared their intelligence with the #KGB. #Trump was of interest for several reasons. One, his wife came from Eastern Europe. Two—at a time after 1984 #Trump had a prominent profile as a real estate developer and tycoon.

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15.The #Czech files says that Ivana mentioned #Trump´s growing interest in politics. Might #Trump at some stage consider a political career?

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16.#KGB wouldn’t invite someone to #Moscow out of kindness. Most people who got invited (all expenses payed), were left leaning writers or cultural figures, for Propaganda reasons.

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17. To become a full #KGB agent, a foreigner had to agree to two things.
One was “conspiratorial collaboration and Two was willingness to take #KGB instructions

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18.#Trump says in the "Art of the Deal" that the idea for his first trip to #Moscow came after he found himself seated next to the #Soviet ambassador Yuri #Dubinin

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19.This was in autumn 1986; the event was a luncheon held by Leonard Lauder, the businessman son of Estée Lauder. #Dubinin’s daughter Natalia “had read about #TrumpTower and knew all about it,

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20.According to Natalia Dubinina, The ambassador arrived in #NewYork in March 1986. His original job was Soviet ambassador to the U.N.;Dubinina was already living in the city with her family, and she was part of the #Soviet U.N. delegation.

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21.Dubinina said she picked up her father at the airport. It was his first time in #NewYork, She took him on a tour. The first building they saw was #TrumpTower on Fifth Avenue, she told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper

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22.Dubinin was so excited he decided to go inside to meet the building’s owner. They got into the elevator. At the top, Dubinina said, they met #Trump

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23.The ambassador—“fluent in English and a brilliant master of negotiations”—charmed the busy #Trump, telling him: “The first thing I saw in the city is your tower!”

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24.Dubinina said: “#Trump melted at once. He is an emotional person, somewhat impulsive. He needs recognition. And, of course, when he gets it he likes it. My father’s visit worked on #Trump like honey to a bee.”

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25.This happened six months before the Estée Lauder lunch.
Dubinina’s admits her father was trying to hook #Trump. The Ambassador used to translate for Nikita Khrushchev when he met with Charles de Gaulle at the Elysée Palace in Paris

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26.The Ambassador had seen plenty of impressive buildings. Weeks after his first #Trump meeting, Dubinin was named #Soviet ambassador to #Washington.

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27.#Soviet mission to the U.N. was a haven for the #KGB and #GRU, Many of the 300 #Soviet nationals employed at the U.N. secretariat were Soviet intelligence officers working undercover, including as personal assistants to secretary-generals

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28.Dubinin’s other daughter, Irina, said that her father was on a mission as ambassador, to make contact with #America’s business elite, Dubinin’s invitation to #Trump to visit #Moscow was a classic cultivation exercise

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29.#Trump wrote “In January 1987, I got a letter from #Dubinin that began: ‘It is a pleasure for me to say that #Goscomintourist, had expressed interest in pursuing a joint venture to construct and manage a hotel in #Moscow.

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30.#KGB ran #Intourist It functioned as a subsidiary #KGB branch. Initiated by #Stalin, Intourist was the Soviet Union’s official state travel agency. Its job was to vet and monitor all foreigners coming into #SovietUnion

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31.#KGB and #Intourist gave permission for people to visit.” The KGB’s first and second directorates routinely received lists of prospective visitors to the country based on their visa applications

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32.Once in #Moscow everything was free, parties with nice girls. It could be a sauna and girls and who knows what else.The hotel rooms or villa were under “24-hour control,security cameras to collect information and #kompromat

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33.Some of them would amount to nothing, but others like #Trump for instance, who likely got reminded of his time in #Moscow and the tapes

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34. In January 1987, #Trump was regarded as a “prominent person” #Dubinin deemed #Trump interesting enough to arrange his trip to Moscow. #Dubinin and #Churkin put it together

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35.July 4, 1987, #Trump flew to #Moscow for the first time,with I#vana and Lisa Calandra, #Ivana’s Italian-American assistant

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36.#Trump wrote #Moscow was an extraordinary experience.#Trump stayed in #Lenin’s suite at the National Hotel, at the bottom of Tverskaya Street, near Red Square, Intourist complex was next door and under #KGB control, room was bugged.

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37.#Trump toured “a half dozen potential sites for a hotel, including several near Red Square.” “I was impressed with the ambition of Soviet officials to make a deal,” He also visited Leningrad, later St. Petersburg

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38. There is no mention of #Trump´s visit in Moscow’s Russian State Library newspaper archive, meaning it wasn't reported or has been removed...

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39.#KGB’s private dossier on #Trump became larger, with fresh material, including anything gleaned via eavesdropping.

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40.#Trump flew back to #NewYork with a new sense of strategic direction. For the first time he gave serious indications that he was considering a career in politics.

#Trump was thinking about running for president

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