I’m not saying #Whitaker catfished Trump. But if he had done, it would be brilliant work. Both @AshaRangappa_ thread and the fact he supported @marcorubio are encouraging. A #NeverTrump guy who knows how to tickle Trump’s belly :)
He didn’t just support Rubio. He worked his way through the list to @tedcruz, as I did. (rubio-kasich_cruz) and that makes him pretty #NeverTrump. Saying he wants to do TV to get nominated sounds like a conman targeting a rube
#ResistanceUnited appears to be a favored hashtag of this Russian troll group, as does the @lsarsour image. She's the @WomensMarch 'founder' who called for the death of cops and has been a noted anti-semite and nisogynist. All her favored causes feature in the Russian indictments
Thread: the "Resistance" Flashmob that features in the indictment, who worked with the Russian suspect and made her an administrator appears to be @AmericansAction founded by Ryan Clayton, who formerly worked with the Young Turks. heavy.com/news/2017/10/r…
He is the guy who handed out Russian flags at CPAC.
Here is the "Flashmob" in question. The content of the YouTube channel is troubling, to say the least.
The organization @AmericanAction actually made the Russian trolls' persona "Helen Christopherson" a co-organizer of the above rally on Facebook. @AmericanAction has now deleted the posts.
Peter Lemon, service in Vietnam. Sgt. Lemon defended his base against overwhelming numbers with his machine gun, when that failed, his rifle, then hand grenades, then hand to hand combat. He rescued comrades, fighting until he collapsed. #MedalOfHonoren.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_C._…
Mike Monsoor, Navy SEAL. Petty Officer Monsoor was fighting on a rooftop in Iraq when a grenade was thrown amongst him and comrades. He smothered the grenade with his own body. The USS Michael Monsoor is named for him. #Trump@DevinNunes#MedalOfHonornavy.mil/ah_online/moh/…
I am genuinely shocked that @bensasse and other nominal conservatives will vote to put a partisan boor on the Supreme Court. I am bewildered, even. As a former Conservative MP, let me say that in Britain we would never approve such a man. Never.
Conservatives, and I bleed blue (in the UK that’s the conservative color) are supposed to respect and revere institutions. Culturally we see our party as a guardian of heritage and tradition. We would never approve a gambling, partisan, shouting, emotional hack to the Court.
We as legislators, were we in the GOP’s position, would say to the President “sir, try again. Not voting for this shouty clown Kavanaugh.” You go talk to the whips, pass it up channels. There is no rush for the GOP. Easy aye vote on Gorsuch. Just give us another nominee.
Rod Rosenstein ("source close to" means this) is not resigning, and has not offered to resign.
Trump may obstruct justice by firing Rosenstein, he must really long for that jail cell, but Rosenstein is not resigning.
This is probably a good time to wise folks up to the idea that if Trump fired Mueller, he wouldn't have fired the Office of Special Counsel. If Mueller spontaneously combusts in the next 5 minutes, the Trump Russia investigation will continue.
Sources also unimpressed with @Isikoff book “Russian Roulette” which they said appeared not to have been researched much. Apparently invented quotes from Chris Steele “to colleagues” about briefing PM Gordon Brown on Litvinenko - (Tony Blair was PM when he was assasinated).
PS: I don't support #MeToo, mere accusations, like those of Don Trump Jr and Roger Stone's pal Leanne Tweeden are never enough. I believe Prof. Ford as an individual because her accusation is *credible*. She has therapists' notes from past years. Predating this nomination.
It's important to say this now, to be morally consistent. I will never support a #MeToo deprivation of due process, and I accept the statute of limitations. But confirmation is not a criminal procedure. Let both give testimony. Prof. Ford has pre-existing doctors' notes.
Wow: convicted, admitted spy #RealityWinner, beloved of Russia, Assange, etc, now openly defended by a bunch of "resistance" accounts. Winner sent crucial information to the Ivancept, a pro-russian site run by @GGreenwald.
America has been beyond merciful to this traitor.
BEYOND merciful. But Russia's allies shouldn't crow too much over the light Reality Winner sentence for espionage. There is no doubt she sang extensively to obtain it. #TrumpChoir
Datum: before he became Special Counsel, Bob Mueller was over at NSA, cleaning up contractors.
I think it's a safe bet that before she front-faced, in order to warn, to the Ivancept, Ms. Reality Winner had the undivided attention of the USIC, who almost certainly let her remain free in order to track her contacts. When she dumped intel, party was over. #RealityWinner
Daily Kos contributor #DSKOdailykos.com/blogs/dsko correlates Carter Page's meeting with Tulsi Gabbard on April 1, 2016, with his testimony to @RepAdamSchiff on the Trump Foreign Policy meeting on March 31 2016. Author suggests Page /Tulsi met then on behalf of Trump campaign.
On the issue of Peter Strzok, whom I respect: you either trust the current leadership of @FBI or you don’t.
The disciplinary supervisor made a recommendation; it was not binding; a higher punishment was decided upon. That’s well within the discretion of the officials involved.
Special Agent Strzok had a higher level of responsibility placed upon him in an election year and by being assigned to an incredibly sensitive investigation with vital consequences for national security. He then violated protocols. At the highest level, more is demanded.
Leadership sucks sometimes. It includes having to take punitive measures against people you personally like and know to be good people, full of integrity, if they breach national security. I have no doubt the decision has nothing to do with politics.
You need not only propaganda, you need proximity, for violence to occur. What @RepTomGarrett is reporting the FBI told lawmakers reminds of the Russian hashtag #NotMyPresident used, in the Mueller indictment, to schedule pro- and anti- Trump rallies in NYC on the *same day*.
I would ask that everybody take a moment to report @conspirator0 and @ZellaQuixote for targeted, anti Semitic harassment of me and of my family. These two men have imposed a Pepe over my face @TwitterSupport. My husband is Jewish, and 8chan attacked our family physically. THREAD
This followed @Wikileaks and @JulianAssange publishing my unredacted email and phone number. Our doorbell rung throughout the night waking my children, the youngest of whom was eight. NYPD put extra security on our street. Pepe fans pushed racist memes through door @conspirator0
I am gratified to see that the Committee has ignored a concentrated attempt to make its focus on the subversion of the #Brexit referendum be about spending or other ephemeral matters. Report mentions these but goes straight for Russia’s throat on #Brexit AND US elections.
I will report on @Patribotics later today, as a former member of this Committee, after I’ve digested their findings. All looking good thus far and (again, contrary to the @Guardian’s spin) very bad news for @Facebook and @KremlinRussia_E.
Vladimir Putin - pimping out the daughters of 🇷🇺 Russia to the West. Women of #Россия, @PutinRF makes female FSB agents whores. Why is United Russia making your women prostitutes! #FreeMariaButina Tell Putin - respect Russian women! Путин сутенер!
Ladies of the FSB, defect. Western intelligence won’t use you as prostitutes.
Are there any female oligarchs?
No, comrades. @PutinRF thinks of you as suckers. Literal and metaphorical. #Infowhores
The @KremlinRussia_E supports #Infowhores w “Memetic Warfare”, making jokes, but there won’t be any extraction for you. If you are lucky - life in prison. And as with @maria_butina, Western courts will tell your parents and the whole world how many foreign men targets you bedded.
Not only is @mfa_russia leaving @maria_butina to her fate and making her a laughing stock, they knew her father would be reading all about her #Infowhores career back home in #Россия. No Russian man is going to marry her now. Think about it, ladies. Defect before it’s too late.
We caught up with #SadimirPutin on his way home after the match and asked him why he hadn’t been able to execute any nerve agents in the Croatian team’s half time water #RUS#RUSCRO#Croatia
Sadimir assured us that he would be sending in Wagner mercenaries to ensure both #England and #Croatia didn’t leave the next match alive, but then he remembered America obliterated their last team of child-killers in less than ten minutes and made a video out of it #SadimirPutin