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💰Rick Gates, George Birnbaum & Psy Group

March 2016:

George Birnbaum (GOP operative) introduced Gates to Psy Group & to which he expressed interest in using it as a SocMed influence & manipulation tool, to try to sway Republican delegates toward Trump.
Birnbaum was a protégé of Arthur J. Finkelstein, & has spent years as a consultant working on behalf of candidates in foreign elections. In 1996, he helped Finkelstein engineer Netanyahu’s victory over Shimon Peres to become the PM of Israel.

Trump, Putin and the mob. Research collection. Part 2: #BudapestBridge and the Hungarian connection to Trump #Finkelstein

Please take a moment to explore the hashtags: #BudapestBridge #Finkelstein
After the hotel meeting with Mr. Gates in March 2016, Mr. Birnbaum worked directly with Psy-Group employees to refine the proposals for the Trump campaign.
Rick Gates, sought one proposal to use bogus personas to target and sway 5,000 delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention by attacking Senator Ted Cruz of Texas
Another proposal describes opposition research and “complementary intelligence activities” about Mrs. Clinton and people close to her.
A third proposal by the company, Psy-Group, which is staffed by former Israeli intelligence operatives, sketched out a plan to help Trump by using social media to help expose or amplify division among rival campaigns and factions. #PsyGroup
The proposals, part of what Psy-Group called “Project Rome,” used code names to identify the players Trump was “Lion” & HRC was “Forest.” Cruz, who Trump campaign officials feared might lead a revolt over the Republican presidential nomination, was “Bear.”
📌In anticipation of the August 2016 Trump Tower meeting, Mr. Zamel asked Psy Group to prepare an updated version of the third proposal.
🔑Nader and Zamel have given differing accounts over whether Mr. Zamel ultimately carried out the Psy Group led social media effort to help the Trump campaign and why Nader paid him $2 million after the election. 🤔
📌In 2018 investigators presented a court order to the Israel Police and the Israeli Ministry of Justice to confiscate computers in Psy-Group’s former offices in Petah Tikva, east of Tel Aviv.

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