, 28 tweets, 9 min read
We are in serious trouble. When members of our government behave as if they’ve been blackmailed, perhaps it’s because they have been blackmailed. Thread. 1/ vanityfair.com/news/2017/06/d…
Israel’s NSO: the business of spying on your iPhone 2/ telegraph.co.uk/technology/201…
3/ “Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the former Trump campaign and White House adviser, served as an advisory board member to OSY Technologies, an NSO Group offshoot based in Luxembourg, from May 2016 until January 2017.” fastcompany.com/40469864/the-b…
4/ “.. Flynn received $40,280 for work completed while he was working for the Trump campaign, &.. also provided consulting work to Francisco Partners, the SF private equity firm that owns NSO Group...”fastcompany.com/40469864/the-b…
5/ “The Observer reported that officials linked to Trump’s team had made contact w/ Black Cube days after Trump visited Tel Aviv in May, 2017, during his first foreign tour as President.” By @RonanFarrow newyorker.com/news/news-desk…
6/ “Black Cube’s “operatives—who include former Mossad agents—allegedly use false identities 2 get close 2 their targets & create fake companies 2 provide cover as they seek out evidence of financial or sexual impropriety & other embarrassing information.” qz.com/1540811/israel…
8/ Thread. When I wrote this, hacking of iPhones had not occurred to me. And I hadn’t heard of Black Cube. The hacked #Smartech emails seemed bad enough...
9/ Since someone asked, yes I know the article in post 1 is from 2017. It fits into the time frame of the thread.
17/ Israeli Software Helped Saudis Spy on Khashoggi, Lawsuit Says nytimes.com/2018/12/02/wor…
18/ How a hacked phone may have led killers to Khashoggi cnn.com/2019/01/12/mid…
This iPhone hacking spyware news has sent icicles of dread down my spine. 19/
22/ “Psy-Group, which operated in Israel under the name Invop Ltd, was a self-styled leader in ‘intelligence and influence’ which boasted in its marketing material of its covert techniques and capabilities.” timesofisrael.com/cambridge-anal…
23/ Psy-Ops’s “founder and co-owner Joel Zamel was reported by the New York Times in May to have met with Donald Trump Jr. three months before the November 2016 US presidential elections, offering to assist his father’s campaign...”
Trump read Lindsay Graham’s cell phone number out loud during a televised rally in 2015. HT @dominique6138

As discussed above, Michael Flynn (a member of the Trump campaign) had close ties to NSO, an Israeli firm whose spyware hacks cell phones. 24/ washingtonpost.com/news/post-poli…
Screen shots from the WaPo article above. 25/
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