Last updated on August 8, 2020
Flaws and all, The Mueller Report. like the Steele Dossier remains a foundational source for the current mischief that will flood the disinformation channels until election day. Because “Kremlin-linked actors.”.
BREAKING: China would prefer Trump not win reelection, seeing him as 'unpredictable,' while Russia is seeking to damage Biden candidacy, intelligence official says https://t.co/NKWNC2Uqak
— Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) August 7, 2020
The government of China prefers that President Trump not win reelection in November, seeing the incumbent as “unpredictable,” a top U.S. intelligence official said in a statement Friday about China and other countries’ efforts to influence the 2020 election.“China has been expanding its influence efforts” ahead of the vote in November, pressuring political figures it sees as opposed to its interest and trying to “deflect and counter criticism of China,” said William Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, following up on briefings that he has privately given to lawmakers.Evanina had drawn sharp criticism from Democrats, who said that he needed to be more forthcoming with the public about threats that he laid out in classified meetings.Russia, which interfered in the 2016 election to help boost Trump’s chances, according to U.S. intelligence officials, now wants to diminish former vice president Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, Evanina said.“We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former vice president Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment,’ ” he said.
JUST IN: In new statement, top counterintel official Evanina confirms what @kyledcheney and I reported last week: Intel officials believe “that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden” in runup to election. https://t.co/I11E6frl1D pic.twitter.com/t3EOOqYubU
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) August 7, 2020
The NYAG is not simply dissolving the NRA for its corruption, it also reminds us of their complicity in #TrumpRussia.
NEWS: For more than a year my @SenateFinance staff has been investigating the NRA’s relationship with foreign agent Maria Butina and Russian government official Alexander Torshin and their role in the Kremlin’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.
Here’s what they found.The NRA lied about the December 2015 Moscow trip not being an official trip.
NRA leaders were told the trip was needed to prove Torshin’s American connections to the Kremlin, and that building relationships with Russians was “NRA business.”While in Moscow, the NRA delegation met with a host of senior level Kremlin officials, including some of Putin’s closest advisors (at least two of whom had been sanctioned by the U.S. government), and multiple Russian oligarchs close to Putin.The now-convicted Russian agent Maria Butina made clear to the NRA she wanted to bring the “head of the most powerful political organization in America” to Russia.The incoming NRA president only agreed to participate in the trip after he was offered the opportunity to explore lucrative business deals with Russian weapons manufacturers, on the condition that he bring the NRA to Russia.
He was even offered a meeting with Vladimir Putin.After returning from Moscow, the NRA gave the Russians free rein over the guest list for its 2016 Annual Meeting. It also provided access to other political organizations in 2015 and 2016 like the National Prayer Breakfast and the secretive right-wing Council for National Policy.
NRA officers’ apparent use of the NRA for personal gain fits a larger pattern of reported self-dealing and raises serious questions about whether the NRA broke U.S. tax laws.Read more about our investigation and its extensive findings:
“United States of Conspiracy” examines how three men — Alex Jones, Roger Stone and the president — helped to lay the foundation for conspiracy theories to take center stage in America’s national conversation. STREAM NOW: https://t.co/IY656PkDWo pic.twitter.com/x0pJTtyQuV
— FRONTLINE (@frontlinepbs) August 7, 2020
“It's not just a deadly virus that is spreading here — it is deadly misinformation as well.”
– @brikeilarCNN on how right-wing media and Trump allies have shaped some Americans’ view of the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/CWB3AsFxRF pic.twitter.com/UNyoPMXUYi
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) August 7, 2020
The COVID death toll in the US on election day could be the equivalent of eradicating Sturgis
.@RepRaskin (D-Md) made it clear on my @SXMProgress show that the first order of business after the Covid-19 relief bill is protecting the U.S. Post Office from Trump's efforts to undermine it before the election. The full interview airs on my show tonight @SIRIUSXM channel 127 pic.twitter.com/FHEReI1jap
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) August 7, 2020
The economic recovery is continuing — but it’s moving *very* slowly. https://t.co/mEM1DdEKGk
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) August 7, 2020
— New York Post (@nypost) August 7, 2020
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