THREAD: I’ve spent the last few weeks chatting with people about the upcoming #midterm elections. I’d like to share some of what I’ve heard and why this gives me so much hope.🇺🇸
I met these young women while walking my pups in my beachside community. For privacy reasons, I won’t share their real names (let’s call them “Julie” and “Amy”), but they graciously allowed me to share their stories.
One the best parts of walking my “boys” (Bowen and Bynum) is that I get to meet lots of strangers. I mean, who can resist these two?😍
Seriously, the pups break the ice, and as a consequence, I’ve met lots of interesting people.
Bannon and 2 other former senior campaign officials have detailed to Mueller how Stone "not only seemed to predict WikiLeaks’s actions, but that he also took credit afterward for the timing of its disclosures that damaged Clinton’s candidacy."
Tim Leissner, former @GoldmanSachs partner in Asia, is expected to plead GUILTY to #conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and will *forfeit $43.7 million*. Roger Ng, the other former Goldman banker, was arrested in Malaysia.😎
So sad....former #RNC National Finance Vice Chair, Elliott Broidy, and his wife won’t be getting their multi-million payoff, now that DOJ is going to nail these crooks‼️🤣😂🤣
Federal prosecutors indict a #Russian🇷🇺woman alleged to be the chief accountant of an *ONGOING* Kremlin campaign to influence 2018 ELECTIONS in the US & EU (including troll farm Internet Research Agency) financed by "Putin's Chef," Yevgeniy Prigozhin.🤬
One major #Russian🇷🇺social-media theme was to exploit white supremacy👉🏼trolling NFL protests against #racist policing, #immigration, the Confederate flag & “the #Charlottesville ‘Unite The Right’ rally” that killed Heather Heyer in Aug'17.
Goal: INFLAME and DIVIDE US.🤬
Pivoting off a piece by "right-wing blowhard" Michael Savage, the #Russians🇷🇺 sought to “forcefully support” Savage’s message that “any attempt to remove Trump is a direct path to **civil war** in the US."😳
🚨Multiple suspects in #Khashoggi’s MURDER have close ties w/Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman & served in his security detail. One frequently traveled w/MBS & was seen w/him in Paris, Madrid, Houston, Boston & the UN.
The forensic doctor, who allegedly CHOPPED UP #Khashoggi after his MURDER, holds senior positions in the Saudi Interior Ministry & medical establishment. Such a senior figure in the Saudi medical establishment was unlikely to join a “rogue” expedition organized by an underling.🤨
As a doctor, I cannot imagine one of my colleagues doing such a horrific act, let alone while #Khashoggi allegedly was STILL ALIVE.😳
Gates wasn't interested in Psy Group b/c other Trump aides oversaw social media. George Nader & Joel Zamel (Psy Group owner) met w/Don Jr & offered to help *THROW THE ELECTION* at an Aug'16 meeting arranged by Erik Prince‼️
George Birnbaum (Arthur Finkelstein protégé/@GOP consultant who worked for Netanyahu & other Israeli officials) initially pitched Gates on using social media influence/manipulation to sway @GOP delegates toward Trump.🤨 3/
Kudos to @TeaPainUSA, who helped spot the connection btwn the Alfa🇷🇺Bank & Trump servers. “The Trump domain vanished from the Web on 9/23, 2 days after @nytimes presented its data to BGR, Alfa Bank’s lobbyists in DC, but before it called Trump or Cendyn.”
In June 2018, @TeaPainUSA published this follow-up analysis of the AlfaBank🇷🇺Trump servers. The timing of their communication is consistent w/“database replication,” such as sharing a VERY LARGE voter file used for microtargeting.🤨
🔥@GOP operative Peter Smith raised >$100,000 to pay #Russian🇷🇺hackers to find Clinton’s emails. 10 days after telling his story to the @WSJ, he committed suicide, yet a friend spoke w/him about a new project hours before his death & says he was “excited.” wsj.com/articles/gop-o…
Smith continued his quest for HRC’s emails *after* the US warned of #Russian🇷🇺interference & went to extraordinary lengths to ensure secrecy, communicating via saved DRAFT (unsent) emails in a shared Gmail account.🤨
🔥One sent email said the >$100k in donations were to be sent to a DC-based scholarship fund for **Russian students**👉🏼“This $100k total with the $50k received from you (Smith) will allow us to fund the Washington Scholarship Fund for the Russian students for the promised $150K.”
To be clear, the fault for this SHAM of a background “investigation” lies with @realDonaldTrump, @ChuckGrassley and the rest of the @GOP, who **handcuffed** the #FBI by restricting those whom they could interview.🤬
Total dereliction of duty if the Senate @GOP confirms #Kavanaugh w/o fully investigating his SHADY FINANCES, multiple sexual assault allegations + LIES (#felony). Senators are obligated to serve as a check on the Executive Branch’s *lifetime* pick to the Judiciary Branch‼️🤬
Connie Chung to Dr. Ford: “I, too, was sexually assaulted—not 36 years ago but ~50 years ago. I kept my dirty little secret to myself. Silence for 5 decades...The exact date & year are fuzzy. But details of the event are vivid—forever seared in my memory.” washingtonpost.com/amphtml/opinio…
Connie Chung: “Christine, I, too, am terrified as I reveal this publicly. I can’t sleep. I can’t eat. Can you? If you can’t, I understand. I am frightened, I am scared, I can’t even cry.”😰
Chung: “I wish I could forget this truthful event, but I cannot because it is the truth. I am writing to you b/c I know that exact dates, exact years are insignificant. We remember exactly what happened to us & who did it to us. We remember the truth forever.”
Charles Ludington, a former varsity basketball player & friend of #Kavanaugh at @Yale plans to deliver a statement to the @FBI field office in Raleigh on Monday detailing **violent drunken behavior** by Kavanaugh in college. 1/
Ludington says #Kavanaugh initiated a fight that led to the ARREST of a friend: “When Brett got drunk, he was often belligerent & aggressive...” 2/
“On one of the last occasions I purposely socialized with Brett, I witnessed him respond to a semi-hostile remark, not by defusing the situation, but by throwing his beer in the man’s face and starting a fight that ended with one of our mutual friends in jail.”😳 3/
This latest allegation potentially brings the number to **FOUR women** accusing Kavanaugh of SEX CRIMES👉🏼Dr. Ford, Deborah Ramirez (former @Yale student), and a female client of @MichaelAvenatti who has “credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.”
Rosenstein made his remarks about the #25thAmendment & secretly recording Trump in meetings & conversations w/other DOJ & FBI officials. Several people (briefed either on the events themselves or on memos written by FBI officials, including McCabe) described the episodes.🤨
Rosenstein reportedly told McCabe that he might be able to persuade Jeff Sessions & John Kelly to mount an effort to invoke the #25thAmendment.
All of these incidents allegedly occurred around the time that @Comey was fired. Rosenstein was very distressed & felt he was used.🤔
🔥In what @billbrowder calls the "largest #MoneyLaundering scandal in European history," Danske Bank CEO Thomas Borgen RESIGNS after a probe uncovered $234 BILLION of suspicious transactions at its tiny #Estonian branch👉🏼“BILLIONS of rubles monthly." 1/
🔥Internal @GOP poll shows Democrats up by 9 points on a generic ballot (7 pts = #FlipTheHouse). “Soft" GOP voters care more about Medicare/SS, veterans mental health services + reforming student loans than Trump agenda of tax cuts, border walls, ICE.😉
Complacency among #GOP voters is tied directly to their trust in Trump. “They don’t believe Democrats will win the House. (Why should they believe the same pollsters who told them Hillary was going to be elected?)”🤣
This #poll shouldn’t make *any* of us complacent, but instead, should MOTIVATE us, b/c we now *know* that We the People *can* flip seats in DEEPLY red states (@DougJones in #AL) and districts (@ConorLambPA).
Both parties agreed NOT to file *any* documents relating to sentencing until Nov 14 at the earliest. This suggests that Mueller is waiting until AFTER the midterms before unloading on Team🇷🇺Traitor, although don't be surprised another plea deal (Cohen?) is announced before.🤔
Flynn's impending sentence means Mueller is ready to release MORE details about the nature of Flynn's cooperation, which combined with Manafort's, is utterly DAMNING for Team🇷🇺Traitor. 3/