So #MBS & Saudis have the technology to hack our phones without a trace, they've targeted activists like us, they control #AMI, parent company of the #Enquirer, and chairman David Pecker brought MBS intermediary Kacy Grine to meet w/Trump/Kushner? Thread👇 thedailybeast.com/jeff-bezos-inv…
⚠🚨"I’ve recently seen things that have surprised even me, such as the National Enquirer’s parent company, AMI, being in league with a foreign nation that’s been actively trying to harm American citizens and companies, including the owner of the Washington Post... @JeffBezos" 🚨 in league with a foreign nation that’s been actively trying to harm American citizens and companies
"(A)... contract AMI sent for [us] to sign would have required that I make a public statement, composed by them & then widely disseminated, saying that [I] had concluded they hadn’t relied upon “any form of electronic eavesdropping or hacking in their news-gathering process.”
⚠"Note here that I’d never publicly said anything about electronic eavesdropping or hacking—and they wanted to be sure I couldn’t."⚠
"The contract further held that if Bezos or I were ever in our lives to “state, suggest or allude to” anything contrary to what AMI wanted said about electronic eavesdropping and hacking, then they could publish the embarrassing photos."
"I’m writing this today because it’s exactly what the Enquirer scheme was intended to prevent me from doing. Their contract also contained terms that would have inhibited both me and Bezos from initiating a report to law enforcement. 🚨

Things didn’t work out as they hoped." Their contract also contained terms that would have inhibited both me and Bezos from initiating a report to law enforcement.
"Our investigators and several experts concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos’ phone, and gained private information. As of today, it is unclear to what degree, if any, AMI was aware of the details."
"We did not reach our conclusions lightly. The inquiry included a broad array of resources: investigative interviews with current and former AMI executives and sources, extensive discussions with top Middle East experts in the intelligence community,"
"leading cyber security experts who have tracked Saudi spyware, discussions with current and former advisers to President Trump, Saudi whistleblowers,"
"people who personally know the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (also known as MBS), people who work with his close associate Saud al-Qahtani, Saudi dissidents, and other targets of Saudi action, including writer/activist Iyad el-Baghdadi."
⚠🚨⚠🚨"Experts with whom we consulted confirmed @nytimes reports on the Saudi capability to “collect vast amounts of previously inaccessible data from smartphones in the air without leaving a trace—including phone calls, texts, emails—"⚠🚨⚠🚨 Saudi capability to “collect vast amounts of previously inaccessible data from smartphones in the air without leaving a trace
"and confirmed that hacking was a key part of the Saudis’ “extensive surveillance efforts that ultimately led to the killing of [Washington Post] journalist Jamal #Khashoggi.”

#KashoggiMurder
"Saudi Arabia attacks people in many ways, obviously, including through their elaborate social media program that uses sophisticated technology and paid surrogates to create artificially trending hashtags. To give you an idea of how this program has infected the U.S.,"
⚠"the NYTimes reported that the Saudis even had an operative inside Twitter, which fired the suspect employee, and later advised select activists and others that “your Twitter account is one of a small group of accounts that may have been targeted by state-sponsored actors.”⚠🚨 Saudis even had an operative inside Twitter, which fired the suspect employee, and later advised select activists and others that “your Twitter account is one of a small group of accounts that may have been targeted by state-sponsored actors.”
🚨"We studied the well-documented and close relationship between MBS and AMI chairman, David Pecker. That alliance includes David Pecker bringing MBS intermediary Kacy Grine to a private White House meeting with President Trump @realDonaldTrump and Jared Kushner @jaredkushner ." That alliance includes David Pecker bringing MBS intermediary Kacy Grine to a private White House meeting with President Trump and Jared Kushner. Pecker has also traveled to Saudi Arabia to meet with the Crown Prince.
⚠🚨"Pecker has also traveled to Saudi Arabia to meet with the Crown Prince. Though we don’t know what was discussed in those private meetings, AMI’s actions afterwards are telling."⚠🚨 AMI’s actions afterwards are telling.
"To coincide with MBS’ March 2018 U.S. tour, AMI created a 100-page, ad-free, glossy magazine called The New Kingdom. Since MBS wasn’t yet a notorious figure in the West (this was before the murder of Jamal Khashoggi),"
"AMI’s magazine introduced him to Americans as “the most influential Arab leader—transforming the world at 32,” and “improving lives of his people & hopes for peace.”
⚠🚨"When AMI publicly insisted that nobody outside of their executives and editors “had any influence on this publication or its content,” I guess they meant other than Kacy Grine, the very same MBS intermediary Pecker had brought to The White House."⚠🚨 I guess they meant other than Kacy Grine, the very same MBS intermediary Pecker had brought to The White House.
🚨"I say that because AMI soon had to disclose to the Department of Justice National Security Division that their mystery magazine included content written by Grine, and that they also gave him the whole working draft for advance review,"🚨
⚠🚨"and that he suggested changes, and that they implemented his changes, and that he provided better photographs of MBS. With friends like AMI, you don’t need… publicists."⚠🚨 With friends like AMI, you don’t need… publicists.
⚠🚨"In effect, the Enquirer became an enforcement arm of the #Trump presidential campaign, and presidency, as the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York laid out in its case against @MichaelCohen212 , who has pleaded guilty." ⚠🚨 In effect, the Enquirer became an enforcement arm of the Trump presidential campaign, and presidency
⚠🚨"The U.S. Attorney has done the country a service by levying extensive controls on AMI, David Pecker, and his deputy Dylan Howard, through a non-prosecution agreement that requires them to commit no other crimes for three years,"⚠🚨 a non-prosecution agreement that requires them to commit no other crimes for three years, and requires everyone at AMI to attend annual training on federal election laws.
⚠🚨"I would be wrong to imply that the Enquirer hasn’t evolved since the ’90s, because it has. The tabloid and its chairman have evolved into secretly entangling with a nation-state that’s using its enormous resources to harm #American #citizens and companies."⚠🚨 The tabloid and its chairman have evolved into secretly entangling with a nation-state that's using its enormous resources to harm America citizens and companies
⚠🚨"And now they’ve evolved into trying to strong-arm an American citizen whom that country’s leadership wanted harmed, compromised, and silenced."⚠🚨 now they’ve evolved into trying to strong-arm an American citizen whom that country’s leadership wanted harmed, compromised, and silenced.
"Not only does the kingdom have a close alliance with AMI—which owns the Enquirer, Us Weekly, the Star, Globe, Radar Online, & many other publications—but the Saudis have pursued investments and partnerships involving @RollingStone, @Variety, Deadline, the @RobbReport, & @NatGeo"
"Unlike these publications, it’s clear that MBS considers the @washingtonpost Post to be a major enemy. Saudi Arabia is hardly the first repressive regime that seeks total control of the news media in its own country."
⚠🚨"Wanting to control the #media in the #UnitedStates—and using any means to do so—will hopefully prove to be an overreach." ⚠🚨

/thread

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