"[The satellite's] behaviour on-orbit was inconsistent with anything seen before from on-orbit inspection or space situational awareness capabilities, including other Russian inspection satellite activities," bbc.co.uk/news/technolog… ht @JuliaDavisNews
"Russian intentions with respect to this satellite are unclear and are obviously a very troubling development," she added, citing recent comments made by the commander of Russia's Space Forces, who said adopting "new prototypes of weapons" was a key objective for the force.
Ms Poblete's comments were particularly interesting in light of President Donald Trump's decision to launch a sixth branch of the US armed forces named Space Force, added Ms Stickings.
Russia’s social-media trolling op began stepping up its Twitter presence to new heights in late July 2017 -- more than 8 months after sowing discord and disinformation in the 2016 election. bloomberg.com/amp/news/artic…
This burst of activity－revealed in a new dataset of nearly 3m tweets－focused on pushed headlines & news stories originally from US-based, pro-Trump site, 'Truthfeed' which specializes in hyper-partisan, factually incorrect stories...aka Right-wing propaganda.
By 10/22/17, right before Twitter banned nearly all of the known accounts linked to the IRA's troll farm, Truthfeed content accounted for about 95% of the accounts’ English-language activity.
Collins, his son and another man - 13 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and false statements stemming from an alleged insider trading scheme centered on an Australian pharmaceutical company.
He was the first sitting member of Congress to endorse Trump's presidential bid.
He received the information about the failed drug trial from the company's CEO and then repeatedly dialed his son, Cameron Collins, while the elder Collins was at the annual congressional picnic at the White House on June 22, 2017.
▪Hacking 2016 election
▪4 poisoned in UK
▪Malaysia Flight 17
▪Hacking US power grid
▪Ru mercenaries in Syria & Africa
▪Murder of 3 Ru journalists investigating Wagner, (Poot's private army) in Africaa
What do these all have in common?
All GRU - RU Military Intelligence
Igor Korobov - head of the GRU
singled out personally for U.S. Treasury sanctions in March, along w GRU, even though he had already been sanctioned by the Obama administration in late 2016 for interference in our elections.
This big beautiful female golden orb weaver spider is having fun catching the giant divebombing clumsy beetles that just emerged. (Some pics from phone)
Golden Orb Weavers' graceful feminine presence teaches us to embrace patience, the power to creatively solve any problem and how to resiliently create our strands of opportunity during times of pain, struggle and loss.
Females release a silken thread into the wind, when it sticks, the first bridge is formed. Then she carefully crosses the line reinforcing it w another & continues until a frame is made. Bridges serve as a link, tying all things together. They are master weavers.
Butina socialized in the weeks before the 2016 election with a former Trump campaign aide JD GORDON who anticipated joining the presidential transition team, emails show, putting her in closer contact with President Trump’s orbit than was previously known.
The two exchanged several emails in September and October 2016, culminating in an invitation from Gordon to attend a concert by the rock band Styx in Washington. Gordon also invited Butina to attend his birthday party in late October of that year.
On May 7, NRA released a curious press release declaring that Oliver North, an NRA board member, was “poised to become” the group’s president. Earlier that day, Peter Brownell, then finishing his first term as NRA president, announced that he would not seek a second annual term
For 15y, the NRA leadership followed a specific pattern:
an officer was elected by the board to serve 2 terms as second vp, then two as first vp, and, finally, two as president. The Brownell-to-North transition was odd. North at the time was serving in neither vp position
It's his own behavior, lack of loyalty, dishonesty that prompts many of his own associates in business and government to document their interactions with him.
Out of self-preservation, a desire to keep an accurate record, a lack of trust—or some combination of the three—everyone from former FBI Director James Comey to former Trump “pitbull” Michael Cohen created records of their encounters with Trump
She also claimed, in class, to be a liaison between the Trump campaign and the Russians, according to a person familiar with the situation.
People who met her through school and through political events described her as a little too friendly. She was quick to start playing footsy under the table or sidle up to an older man at a political event and suddenly request that they become friends on FB.
Over the past 3mos a handful of highly placed Russians have discovered their secrets seeping onto the web. It happened to a Russian Interior Ministry official whose emails were published online in April.
It happened again this month, when details about a former Kremlin chief of staff's American energy investment were exposed by Britain's Guardian newspaper.
Total # of tweets ÷ by the # of days since the account opened
If the number you find is over 50, that should raise a red flag; if it’s over 100, even more so
▪Stolen images - oftentimes, pics of conventionally attractive women are used.
How to check:
Right-click on the avatar and choose “copy image address,” then paste the URL into Google and select “search by image"
What it did not reveal was the depth some of the pages went to stoke racial tension and incite division among Americans. Facebook deliberately did not reveal some of the most divisive content, which was deleted.
NBC retrieved some of the pages Facebook deleted via a web archive search. A review of some of the deleted pages from groups identified by Fb as part of the “inauthentic coordinated behavior” showed targeting ppl based on liberal politics as well as Hispanic and African heritage.
A complaint filed by Campaign Legal Center with the FEC alleges the NRA violated U.S. law by using a common vendor to illegally coordinate with Ron Johnson’s 2016 campaign and three other Senate campaigns.
The complaint says that in the 2016 election cycle, the NRA PAC paid $315,066 to Starboard for independent expenditures supporting @RonJohnsonWI or opposing his opponent. Also, its lobbying arm paid $48,537 to Starboard for Johnson’s independent expenditures.
"...Trump comprises the gravest existential threat to the republic since the Civil War. That is not hyperbole.... if the American experiment is going to end, it won’t be because of that fucking guy. In that, I have the fullest confidence." - @gregolearsalon.com/amp/writer-gre…
▪WL tells GRU they want to dump Hil related docs before Democratic National Convention.
▪Trump's #s are bad
they sgst Bernie/Hil conflict
WL dumps 20k+ DNC docs stolen by GRU
Trump/Stein tweet sampling for JUL25:
The above tweet shows coordination between:
On or about JUL 6, 2016, WL:
▪If you have anything Hillary related, we want it in the next two days, bc DNC is approaching & she'll solidify Bernie supporters.
▪Conflict between Bernie & Hillary is interesting. #BernieHillaryConflict
Anonymous Wikipedia users engaged in a lengthy campaign this year to alter and whitewash the online bios of two people at the center of an alleged Russian plot to infiltrate prominent conservative groups in America - Butina & Erickson
Starting in early spring 2018, the users, one of which maintained an account on Wikipedia’s Russian-language site, made a series of edits to bios for Butina & Erickson.