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The NRA has deep ties to accused Russian spy Maria Butina (she is a lobbyist not a "spy" but whatever)

Looks like weapons traffickers have been using NRA as a business-finding front for some time… via @MotherJones
[2] I am a #2A advocate , and #NRA member . But when it comes to weapons trafficking, that is a no-can-do .

And now we have to face the code-red alarming reality - the current new NRA president is none other than #OliverNorth ... from the days of #IranContra
[3] The Swamp is everywhere

Dont get tripped up:

* The #NRA is not the #2A
* @realDonaldTrump is not "establishment GOP"
* #UraniumOne far worse than guns
* #IranContra / #AwanCOntra included DRUGS -> #OpioidEpidemic
* A few Russians is not a Russian state-sponsored conspiracy
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If it’s wrong to love the Kremlin’s troll game.... I don’t ever want to be right :)

Don’t worry, we’re still coming for them.…

@putinRF moves on @realdonaldTrump like a .... you know what. :)

Still, dumb spying, Vlad - now all your assets know you’ll dump them at the first sign of trouble. #MariaButina agrees.
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1.) How Carter Page got tangled in the Russian web.
Many people have missed the fact Carter Page worked for Merrill Lynch Russia along with Brookings Fellow
Sergey Aleksashenko who was also Former Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of Russia!!…
2.) Carter Page joined the Moscow office of Merrill Lynch supervised by now FBI Brookings Institution fellow Sergey Aleksashenko
3.) Carter Page was an Undercover Employee for the @FBI in 2013
The FBI obtained the recordings after Evgeny Sporyshev attempted to recruit an FBI undercover employee (“UCE-1”), #CarterPage, who was posing as an analyst from a New York based energy company…
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1. When Russia attacked #Ukraine I saw it coming. Obama angered Putin by cruising two Naval war ships off of Sochi during Olympics. The soon to be grounded USS Taylor, an obsolete Perry frigate, and the command ship the USS White Plains. The @DeptofDefense has great weapons
2. but is completely unarmed when it comes to propaganda defense. I watched the Ukraine Maidan and saw that Russia was getting ready to invade. I did what I could to fight Russian propaganda but without competent @CIA @DefenseIntel capability the Russians just rolled into Ukraine
3. and are still there. We need to wall Russia out of our internet. The @NSAGov can put switches on each entry point for Russian packets. It will take time and there will be cracks but the blocking of all Russian internet traffic must be strategic goal of the US @DeptofDefense.
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Dear #MAGA+#TrumpTrain

36,914 American soldiers died fighting communism in Korea

58,220 American soldiers died fighting communism in Vietnam

Putin embraces the totalitarian ways of Russia's past

Trump AND EVERY DAMN ONE OF YOU are insulting and disrespecting both those
lived through hell, and those who died.

You disrespect the families of those whose loved ones served

2.7 million Americans served in Vietnam 10% of a generation

5.7 million Americans served during the Korean War

Over 8 MILLION gave it all to fight communist totalitarianism
But yet you MOCK a real hero like @SenJohnMcCain who served in that fight and follow a joke boy scout like #CadetBoneSpurs

You and your Trump are NOTHING but cowards and traitors following a man committing treason

You are boot lickers to Putin

Putin is NOT our friend!
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The National Prayer Breakfast's organizer, The Family, has a long history of serving as a backchannel for spies, long before #MariaButina. As I write in THE FAMILY, the very first was Manfred Zapp -- Nazi spy...
Starting in 1938, Zapp posed as a German journalist in Manhattan, a glamorous figure who moved among the elite and even made Walter Winchell's gossip columns. But he had another agenda...
Zapp was a lot smoother than #MariaButina. He actually avoided talk of politics, and somehow found himself at dinner with FDR -- whose reelection he had secretly worked against. Authoritarian election meddling is an old practice....
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The Family - the group the organizes the National Prayer Breakfast, and which helped #MariaButina bring in Russian spies - believes Christianity wrongly focuses on "sheep." They believe God has called them to serve the "wolves."
"The more invisible you can make your organization," boasted Doug Coe, longtime leader of The Family & #nationalprayerbreakfast, "the more influence it will have." #MariaButina agrees.
Watergate felon Chuck Colson - released from prison thru intervention of The Family / #NationalPrayerBreakfast - praised it as "veritable underground of Christ's men all through government," admiring its ability to move power behind scenes. So did #MariaButina
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The #nationalprayerbreakfast is all over the affidavit for Russian spy Maria Butina. I wrote two books, THE FAMILY & C STREET, about its organizers, the most influential - & secretive - Christian conservative group in DC, known as The Fellowship & internally as The Family.
Lobbyists & foreign nationals use the #nationalprayerbreakfast as "a way to gain entrée to all sorts of people,” the late Michael Cromartie, an evangelical Washington think tanker declared. “And entrée they do get.” #RussianPuppet
The Family - & spies like Maria Butina - use the National Prayer Breakfast precisely because it's not transparent. “It totally circumvents the State Department and the usual vetting within the administration that such a meeting would require,” an internal source boasts.
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With the case of #MariaButina, let me share my own Russsian-run in with a woman who attended a talk I gave a few months ago. She waited for me outside and greeted me in Russian and began to engage me in an anti-US discussion. I reported the contact to NCIS.
I have asked over and over again for Congress to hold hearings and declassify the scope and depth of Russian intelligence activities in the US. This isn’t just people sitting behind keyboards in Moscow.
To say I’m frustrated on a personal level about the unwillingness to discuss this threat objectively would be an understatement. I have no idea why my warnings fall on deaf ears.
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