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16 Oct, 11 tweets, 2 min read
So the day after Giuliani planted fake Biden/Ukraine info in NY Post we find out that US Intel 'warned' Trump that Giuliani was being used to feed Russian misinfo to him
Info was very similar to what Rudy tried to peddle this wk
2-"U.S. intelligence agencies warned the White House last year that President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani was the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence, according to four former officials familiar with the matter.
3-"The warnings were based on multiple sources, including intercepted communications, that showed Giuliani was interacting with people tied to Russian intelligence during a December 2019 trip to Ukraine, where he was gathering information that he thought would expose corrupt acts
4-"by former vice president Joe Biden his son Hunter. The intelligence raised concerns that Giuliani was being used to feed Russian misinformation to the president, the former officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information/conversations.
5-"The warnings to the White House, which have not been previously reported, led national security adviser Robert O’Brien to caution Trump in a private conversation that any information Giuliani brought back from Ukraine should be considered contaminated by Russia
6-"The message was, “Do what you want to do, but your friend Rudy has been worked by Russian assets in Ukraine,” this person said. Officials wanted “to protect the president from coming out and saying something stupid,” particularly since he was facing impeachment over his
7-"own efforts to strong-arm Ukraine’s president into investigating the Bidens. But O’Brien emerged from the meeting uncertain whether he had gotten through to the president.
8-"Trump had “shrugged his shoulders” at O’Brien’s warning, the former official said, and dismissed concern about his lawyer’s activities by saying, “That’s Rudy.”
9-"Giuliani visited the White House on Dec. 13, shortly after the House Judiciary Committee voted to proceed with articles of impeachment, and he met with Trump at the president’s resort in Florida eight days later.
10-MOST important: "The information that Giuliani sought in Ukraine is similar to what is contained in emails and other correspondence published this week by the New York Post, which the paper said came from the laptop of Hunter Biden
11-"and were provided by Giuliani and Stephen K. Bannon, Trump’s former top political adviser at the White House. .." ~WaPo

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