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@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson 1/ Not to be overlooked in Patten/Manafort's decades-long relationship w/Kilimnik is: "Manafort & Gates’s arrival to the campaign team coincided w/the most pivotal Russia-related episode of the election:the release of emails that had been stolen... (con't)…
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson 2/ ...from the Democratic National Committee by hackers working for the GRU, Russia’s premier military-intelligence unit." (And Kilimnik was graduate of GRU school.) more...
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson 3/ Confirmation that Patten was contractor (not employee) of Cambridge Analytica (in 2014): (more on Patten's 2014 work in North America for Cambridge Analytica...)
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson 4/ From July 2017 Patten interview (article published this year):
"He told me he had also worked in the US, in Oregon, during one of the trial runs of Cambridge Analytica’s early deployment of psychographics, later deployed more fully in the Cruz campaign.…
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson 5/ ...He talked about preparations for this, 'they were training a team, I was part of that team… they [...] trained me in England🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 then they sent me to Canada🇨🇦 for more training' then he developed messaging for the US campaigns. (con't)
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson 6/ ...The Canada🇨🇦 based company Aggregate IQ were reported in the Guardian as having links to SCL but have sought to distance themselves from that company. Patten observed of the US, “I’ve worked for Ukraine🇺🇦, Iraq🇮🇶, I’ve worked in deeply corrupt countries... (con't)
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson 7/ … and our system, isn’t very different.'”
"Patten was ‘senior director/campaign manager’, according to [Cambridge Analytica's former Business Development Manager Brittany] Kaiser, and oversaw the Nigeria🇳🇬 [2015]campaign along with a second senior strategist." (more...)
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson 8/ Patten's 2014 assignment in Oregon was to support Mercer's favorite fruitcake, Arthur "radiation is good for you, collect urine samples for longevity" Robinson congressional campaign:
(Article originally published in WaPo on Mar 26, 2018... more...)…
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson 9/ "Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group were overwhelmingly staffed by non-U.S. citizens -- mainly Canadians, Britons and other Europeans -- at least 20 of whom fanned out across the United States in 2014 to work on congressional and legislative campaigns..." (more...)
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson 10/ "Company documents obtained by The Post show the US program involved a staff of 41 employees & contractors, & spent $7.5 million between April & July 2014. The company aggressively courted political work beginning in 2014, signing on with numerous GOP candidates..." (more...)
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson 11/ "That year [2014], Cambridge Analytica documents show it advised a congressional candidate in Oregon, state legislative candidates in Colorado and, on behalf of the North Carolina Republican Party, the winning campaign for Sen. Thom Tillis."
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson Updating this <thread> from last year (LOL, 14 hours ago):
1/ Let's check in on what Erik Prince was doing while Patten was en route to Oregon via London🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 and Canada🇨🇦, developing mad skillz for Mercer's favorite fruitcake (tweet 8 of this thread): #2014
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson 2/ Undeterred by Arthur Robinson's loss in Oregon (to incumbent @RepPeterDeFazio OR-04) in Nov 2014, Bannon squired Nigel Farage at CPAC's annual fest in Feb 2015.
Article from Oct 8, 2015: (quote from article follows...)…
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson @RepPeterDeFazio 3/ "It’s late February, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference is in full swing, and Bannon, as usual, is the whirlwind at the center of the action... He’d spent the day at CPAC... [with] an unlikely pair of guests he was squiring around: Nigel Farage... (con't)
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson @RepPeterDeFazio 4/ … the leader of Britain’s right-wing UKIP party, and Phil Robertson, the bandanna’d, ayatollah-bearded Duck Dynasty patriarch who was accepting a free-speech award."
Mercer's commitment to Oregon's Arthur Robinson begin in 2010... (more...)
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson @RepPeterDeFazio 5/ "Very little is known about Concerned Taxpayers. The group’s treasurer is a man named Jason Miller... is with a Republican political consulting firm called Jamestown Associates." (Jason Miller is the now-disgraced 2016 DJT spox.)
From Sep 24, 2010...…
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson @RepPeterDeFazio 6/ One factor contributing to Mercer's continued support for Robinson might be explained as opposition to @RepPeterDeFazio who, in 2010 "wanted to tax all stock transactions, a populist idea that has been tossed around for decades (con't)
Dec 13, 2016:…
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson @RepPeterDeFazio 7/ … and got renewed but short-lived support following the financial crisis. Such a tax would be anathema to Renaissance given the firm’s short-term trading strategy: It holds thousands of investments, some for only seconds." (more...)
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson @RepPeterDeFazio 8/ Two other events happened in 2010 which greatly influenced Mercer's political machinations:
Jan 21: CitizensUnited v FEC
Oct 15: "IRS issued a public memorandum warning hedge funds & banks about using 'basket options,' structures... (con't)
Nov 7, 2017:…
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson @RepPeterDeFazio 9/ which banks loaned funds for the traders to purchase derivatives, which they held in 'baskets.' It didn’t mention RenTech by name." (more...)…
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson @RepPeterDeFazio 10/ "The Mercers & Bannon helped to fuel conservatives’ anger over the IRS’s 2013 investigations challenging the tax-exempt status of right-leaning nonprofit groups, & Mercer funded a number of efforts calling for Koskinen’s impeachment." (one more...)
@kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson @RepPeterDeFazio 11/ Here's 7-tweet <thread> on Koskinen's replacement as IRS commissioner, Los-Angeles-based Charles Rettig, who was confirmed 64-33 by the Senate on Sep 12, 2018: /end
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