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The following thread is a series of excerpts and source articles pertaining to the Trump/GOP/Russia Scandal

I have taken the time to organize things a bit better than the original

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Chapter One: Russians say the Darndest things:

1.1

3 Million Russian Troll Tweets
fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-w…
1.2

A business associate of President Trump promised in 2015 to engineer a real estate deal with the aid of the
president of Russia, Vladimir V. Putin, that he said would help Trump win the presidency.
The associate, Felix Sater, wrote a series of emails to Mr. Trump’s lawyer,-
-Michael Cohen, in which he boasted about his ties to Mr. Putin. He predicted that building a Trump Tower in Moscow would highlight Mr. Trump’s savvy negotiating skills and be a political boon to his candidacy.

nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/…
1.3

“Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it,” wrote Sater. “I will get all of [Vladimir] Putins
[sic] team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.… I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald
elected.”

thenation.com/article/who-is…
1.4

former adviser to Donald Trump (Sater) said in 2015 that he once arranged for Ivanka Trump to sit in Vladimir Putin's chair in the Russian president's office in the Kremlin.

businessinsider.com/ivanka-trump-p…
1.5

MFIA Clinic Seeks to Unseal Records Relating to Former Trump Associate Felix H. Sater

law.yale.edu/yls-today/news…
1.6

According to a new indictment of 13 Russian people and 3 Russian entities released by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, a Russian organization “created and controlled the Twitter account, ‘Tennessee GOP,’ which used the handle *@TEN_GOP.”

vox.com/policy-and-pol…
1.7

A Russian politician claimed on TV that Russian intelligence “stole” the U.S. presidential election under the nose of U.S. intelligence

“U.S. intelligence missed it when Russian intelligence stole the president of the United States," said Nikonov

newsweek.com/russia-stole-u…
1.8

it is oligarchs like Deripaska, wielding extraordinary wealth and global connections, who may have played the most important role in the Russian influence campaign. Putin himself has suggested as much.

amp.timeinc.net/time/5401645/p…
1.9

Russia Aims To Undermine NATO, Retired Lt. Gen. Hodges Says
npr.org/2018/07/24/631…
Chapter Two: Ongoing Interference.

2.1

“As I have said consistently, Russia attempted to interfere with the last election and continues to engage in malign influence operations to this day. ” Aug. 2, 2018 »
Christopher A. Wray
F.B.I. director
nytimes.com/interactive/20…
2.2

Hackers from the Dutch intelligence service AIVD have provided the FBI with crucial information about Russian interference with the American elections. For years, AIVD had access to the infamous Russian hacker group Cozy Bear.

volkskrant.nl/wetenschap/dut…
2.3

Russian hackers are still probing America's critical power grid infrastructure
news.vice.com/amp/en_us/arti…
2.4

in Knox County, Tenn.-the county's election website, at the time the site was supposed to begin posting election results, came under attack.
Malicious cyber actors shut down the county website and broke into the web server

npr.org/2018/05/17/611…
2.5

“They got to the point where they could have thrown switches” and disrupted power flows, said Jonathan Homer, chief of industrial-control-system analysis for DHS.

wsj.com/articles/russi…
2.6

Amid ongoing concern over continued efforts by Russian hackers to infiltrate U.S. election systems, Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire says that her office has been the subject of at least one phishing attack targeting email accounts and social media profiles.
2.7

Some more on the friendly ghosts

Dutch secret service provided crucial intelligence on Russian interference with American elections
2.8

Top Maryland lawmakers announced - they were informed by the FBI about links between a Russian oligarch and the software company that services parts of the state's voter registration systems.
npr.org/2018/07/13/628…
Chapter 3: Trumps Campaign/WH staff & Family
(what's the difference, anyway?)

3.1

[Kushner] also met Dimitri Simes, the long-time president of the center and publisher of its magazine,
The National Interest. Questions have recently been raised about the center for its board -
-members’ ties to Russia," as well as Maria Butina in 2015.

thejakartapost.com/news/2018/08/1…
3.2

Paul Manafort shared 2016 presidential campaign polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate the FBI has said has ties to Russian intelligence, according to a court filing.

washingtonpost.com/local/legal-is…
3.3

Flynn Told Pence's transition team

" a personal lawyer of General Flynn's contacted a transition lawyer and asked for guidance on what he should or should not do," Spicer said today. "The lawyer was instructed that at -- that that wasn't the role of
the transition"-
3.4

The leaders of seven House committees are calling on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to explain why the United States is easing sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska

apnews.com/7eef88abcb5149…
3.5

Dimitri Simes, the publisher of The National Interest and the organizer of the event, introduced Kushner to Kislyak and three other ambassadors.

newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizz…
3.6

Bannon, the former head of President Donald Trump's campaign, said he "doesn't remember" buying the data, even though he was serving on the firm's board at the time. He instead blamed "the Cambridge guy," referring to former CambridgeUniversity professor Aleksandr Kogan
3.7

Jr. took Kushner and Manafort to a really cool meeting, then he told us all about it.
3.8

Here’s a timeline of Sessions’ interference in investigations he’s recused from.

motherjones.com/politics/2018/…
Chapter 4: #ComplicitGOP

4.1

Biden said … Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped the Obama administration from speaking out about Russian interference in the 2016 campaign by refusing to sign on to a bipartisan statement of condemnation.

washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-tu…
4.2

"Manafort Handpicked Pence; He had screwed up eight ways from Sunday as governor of Indiana, and it was better than even money that he wouldn't be re-elected."

esquire.com/news-politics/…
4.3

Kilimnik helped Manafort polish his anti-democratic, totalitarian message into a pitch that would catch the ear of Russian oligarchs like Oleg Deripaska. And Kilimnik began that work at the International Republican Institute—a nonprofit funded by the US government -
-explicitly to support democracy and pro-Western positions.

dailykos.com/stories/2018/7…
4.4

September 13, 2018 - 05:05 PM EDT
GOP rejects effort to force release of documents about private Trump-Putin meeting

thehill.com/policy/nationa…
4.5

Former Republican Sen. David Vitter is lobbying on behalf of companies linked to a Russian oligarch with ties to President Vladimir Putin (ummmm, wtf?)

amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/01/16…
4.6

on GOP blocking election security bill: the amendment failed Wednesday on a 50-49 vote, 10 votes shy of the 60 needed for it to pass. The votes fell almost entirely on party lines as only one Republican — Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.) — voted for the grant

amp.usatoday.com/amp/884438002
4.7

Devin Nunes asked Russian bots to help make an article discrediting the Russia investigation 'go viral'

businessinsider.com/devin-nunes-as…
4.8

In 2015-16,- Blavatnik's political contributions soared and made a hard right turn as he pumped $6.35 million into GOP political action committees, with millions of dollars going to top Republican leaders including Sens.
Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham.
4.9

Gov. Rick Scott's recently-filed 125-page federal financial disclosure statement listed at least $50,000 in income last
year from the sale of corporate securities stock in Navigator Holdings, Ltd. a shipping company that specializes in transporting liquefied petroleum gas
-for international energy companies, state-owned utilities and commodities traders, according to a corporate profile by the Reuters news service. One of Navigator's major clients is a Russian energy company with links to the Kremlin.
4.10

Sen. John McCain accused fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of “working for Vladimir Putin”
cbsnews.com/amp/news/john-…
4.11

An aide wrote to Palin in May of 2009: "You had received a request to call the Russian Ambassador regarding a proposed visit by Mr. Alexander Torshin...

"Torshin will be visiting Alaska on June 6, 2009 and we have asked the Lt. Governor to meet with
him."
4.12

Nunes answered when asked if Twitter was censoring conservatives, “I had no idea what shadow banning was. I had no clue. For several months people have been contacting me saying I tried to find you on Twitter. I couldn’t find your account, why
is that.
Then we had a report that came out where there were four people in the House of Representatives and four elected officials that were quote-unquote, shadowbanned. they don’t call it shadow banning. There was a trap were people couldn’t-
see our Twitter feed. That was Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Jordan, and myself.

politicususa.com/2018/07/29/dev…
4.13

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as his commerce secretary,
has been the top shareholder in a Cypriot bank with deep Russian ties and investors who made their fortunes under
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
4.14

Franklin Foer reported that computer servers for Russia’s biggest private bank appeared to have been pinging
servers registered to the Trump Organization during the election, raising questions about potential collusion.

theatlantic.com/amp/article/56…
The Trump campaign, the Trump Organization, and Alfa Bank all issued denials. Alfa, in March 2017, hired the attorney Brian Benczkowski, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis who just months earlier had headed the Trump administration’s transition team at the Justice Department.
4.15

The Senate voted 51-48 on Wednesday to confirm Brian Benczkowski as an assistant attorney general at the Justice Department, ending an 18-month delay in which its Criminal Division operated without a permanent leader.

npr.org/2018/07/11/628…
CHAPTER 5: Trump Himself

5.1

Two weeks before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump was shown highly classified intelligence indicating that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had personally ordered complex cyberattacks to sway the 2016 American election.
nytimes.com/2018/07/18/wor…
5.3

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he does not believe Russia is still targeting the U.S., day after he attempted to quell the backlash over his widely rebuked comments in Helsinki where he contradicted his intelligence community’s assessment that Moscow had
interfered in the 2016 election.

msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-…
5.4

in Helsinki, the president all but sided with Vladimir Putin on whether Russia had interfered in the 2016 election. After a bipartisan outcry, Trump begrudgingly backtracked.

usatoday.com/story/opinion/…
5.5

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Thursday that he didn’t know about the meeting between President Trump and Russian officials in the Oval Office last May before it occurred.

thehill.com/policy/nationa…
5.6

Trump's withdrawal from Syria is victory for Iran and Russia, experts say

nbcnews.com/storyline/isis…
5.7

"Russia used to be the Soviet Union. Afghanistan made it Russia because they went bankrupt fighting in Afghanistan," Trump said during a Cabinet meeting . "The reason Russia was in Afghanistan was because terrorists were going into Russia. They were right to be there."
His words lined up with a Kremlin push to rewrite the history of the topic

ttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/01/02/president-trump-former-soviet-union-right-invade-afghanistan/2466897002/
5.8

CNN: Trump signed letter of intent to build Trump Tower in Moscow

axios.com/trump-tower-mo…
5.9

President Trump drew a direct connection between the special counsel investigation into alleged Russian interference
in the 2016 election and his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan and
review the clearances of several other former officials.

wsj.com/articles/trump…
5.10

The Las Vegas hotel ballroom was crowded, but the Russian redhead caught Donald Trump’s eye. “Yes, ma’am,” he said, inviting a question.

amp.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul…
Chapter 6: Maria Butina and the NRA and GOP

6.1

In March, Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California noted in a letter to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre that an NRA delegation met with Rogozin and Rudov during a trip to Russia in December 2015. Even as the contacts took place, Kremlin
cyber operatives were secretly hacking top Democrats’ emails and barraging Americans’ social media accounts with fake news stories aimed at damaging the image of Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton

amp.mcclatchydc.com/latest-news/ar…
6.2

In November 2013, the president of the National Rifle Association, David Keene, was introduced as an honored guest at the conference of the Right to Bear Arms, a gun lobby in Moscow. “There are no peoples that are more alike than Americans and Russians,” Keene said.
“We’re hunters. We’re shooters. We value the same kinds of things.” Keene underscored his friendship
with Alexander Torshin, a top politician in the ruling party of Vladimir Putin; for the past three years, Keene said, “I’ve hosted your senator Alexander Torshin
at the National Rifle Association’s annual meetings.” In words that now carry a darker connotation, Keene insisted, “We need to work together.”

rollingstone.com/politics/polit…
6.3

The meetings with Fischer and Sheets were arranged by the Center for the National Interest, a Washington foreign policy think tank that is supportive of efforts to improve U.S.-Russia relations. Paul Saunders, its executive director,
in December 2016 urged then President-elect Donald Trump to ease tensions with Russia. In articles in its magazine, The National Interest, members of the think tank have also warned of the costs to the United States of confronting Russia or getting involved in Eurasian conflicts.
6.4

According to the affidavit in support of the complaint, from as early as 2015 and continuing through at least February 2017, Butina worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government who was previously a member of the legislature of the Russian
Federation and later became a top official at the Russian Central Bank. This Russian officiaFederation and later became a top official at the Russian Central Bank. This Russian official as sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury,
Office of Foreign Assets Control in April 2018.

justice.gov/opa/pr/russian…
6.5

In a February 2017 email, the operative, Paul Erickson, proposed another “U.S./Russia friendship” dinner. He noted that the activist, Maria Butina, who now is accused of being a covert Russian agent, was making an “ever-expanding circle of influential friends.”
6.6

Butina's group, The Right to Bear Arms, covered $6,000 of Clarke's meal, hotel, and transportation expenses, according to the ex-sheriff's Milwaukee County financial disclosure form.

boingboing.net/2018/07/24/for…
6.7

Charges accusing a woman of trying to build bridges between the Russian government and American political leaders via
the National Rifle Association have delivered a breakthrough in understanding one aspect of the attack on the 2016 election
: "infiltration."
6.8

At one dinner, ABC News has learned, in February 2017 at the tony French eaterie, Bistro Bis, one guest who dined with the then-28-year-old Russian was a California Republican congressman on the House Foreign Relations committee, Dana Rohrabacher.
Rohrabacher’s office confirmed he attended.

abcnews.go.com/Politics/russi…
6.9

The man believed to be Erickson is called “U.S. Person 1” in the indictment against Butina. According to the court
documents, U.S. Person 1 helped Butina choose a student visa as her cover in the U.S., lived with her and provided
access to politically influential Americans
6.10

Since her arrest, there have been reports of large sums of money connecting Butina with conservative think tanks, GOP operatives, money laundering, and all sorts of criminal banking intrigue. Her work with Russian banker and politico Alexander Torshin, an NRA member,
has led to questions about the potential Russian sourcing of Trump’s and the NRA’s money.
While reports have been mostly speculative, the circumstantial evidence is clearly strong

m.dailykos.com/stories/2018/1…
6.11

Prosecutors have alleged Butina, 30, gathered intelligence on American officials and political organizations and worked to develop relationships with American politicians through her contacts with the National Rifle Association.

wtop.com/national/2018/…
CHAPTER 7: Random Clipboard stories and photos with relevance.
The info on the right is courtesy of @kelly2277
courtesy of @funder
courtesy of @funder
CHAPTER 8: Surface scratchings, and what we know thus far from the actual Special Counsel

8.1

Special counsel office official site.

justice.gov/sco
8.2

Read Mueller’s full indictment against 12 Russian officers for election interference

pbs.org/newshour/natio…
8.3

‘Nude Selfie’ Obtained In Mueller Inquiry, Says Court Filing By Indicted Russian Firm (lol)

huffingtonpost.com/entry/nude-sel…
8.4

Supreme court rejects firm's request in mystery case with possible Mueller links

theguardian.com/law/2019/jan/0…
8.5

Former Donald Trump campaign aide Rick Gates is still cooperating in "several ongoing investigations," the special counsel's office said Tuesday, requesting a delay in his sentencing

nbcnews.com/politics/natio…
8.6

F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/…

*I'll let you access the SCO for yourself linked above for more details. Muellers people have clearly laid out the status of each case, it's updated in real time.
CHAPTER 9: The Speculations

9.1

How Trump’s Public and Private Acts
Line Up in a Possible Obstruction Case

nytimes.com/interactive/20…
9.2

The great unanswered question is whether there are more indictments to come—and whether any associates of the Trump campaign will be charged the next time. While a

vanityfair.com/news/2018/07/c…
9.3

several legal experts told ABC News the number of sealed cases awaiting action right now is unusual.

abcnews.go.com/Politics/dozen…
9.4

This is the Democrat answer to the GOP ending the first intel investigation. Many unanswered questions.

documentcloud.org/documents/4408…
9.5

Here is a pdf link to the actual Steele Dossier.

assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3259…
9.6

I'll go here for my readers sake, if you've made it this far...

vox.com/2018/4/15/1723…
CHAPTER 10: So much stuff, and then more stuff

no series numbers necessary. This is where all the spare parts and nuanced parts will begin. Giuliani, Rick Scott, Don Jr. Roger stone. etc.

This is where any submissions by reply will be.

If you saw something, say something.
"there will be no fewer than 19 GOP senators in the next Congress tied to this mess, which now extends over 3 election cycles, in one way or another. NINETEEN!"

threadreaderapp.com/thread/1010645…
Cohen was the RNC finance Chairman alongside his abortion client Elliot Broidy.
From Glenn Simpson interview.
Pay attention to these companies
Judiciary complaint, Russian Lobbyists.
look at the Names in the pdf
grassley.senate.gov/sites/default/…
To be continued* yawn.
What the hell, since Lindsey's involved himself in #TrumpRussia

What makes Lindsey tick? Stolen Valor? Machismo?
We shall try to find out. whoever finds anything strange dm me. or reply

clue: His own party has done the best research on him. Except libertarians they are crazy.
Butinas change of plea
USA vs IRA pages 1&2
Ru media's favorite "pro-Russia" Congressmen
Let's not forget about Bernie.

Voted No on sanctioning Russia alongside Rand Paul

dailykos.com/stories/2017/6…
And didn't want to talk about his bot push, blamed Hillary for not telling him.

politico.com/story/2018/02/…
And Hired Manaforts partner in literal crime...Three strikes and you're out Bern.

washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-b…
What about Jill Stein? She demanded a recount and took donations. She ended up using the donations to pay her legal fees

for being investigated because of Russia.

thedailybeast.com/jill-steins-re…
Seems like her promotion team followed Sanders's team's lead.

nbcnews.com/politics/natio…
In December, despite earlier reports in february that Russia was actually trying to help his campaign on social media and gaming networks, Bernie Sanders said in an interview that he didn't know how he got so many young voters.
of 2018*
I totally forgot these pictures
A meme, yet verifiably true.
This has BEEN out forever ill try to remember/find the original source.
Detailed thread on Trump Jr. Meeting, adding it in.
Kushner's Russian connection is also Rand Paul's Russian connection
freebeacon.com/politics/rand-…
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