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Time for a tweetstorm on the realities of covert action and influence ops in elections. Since Trumpers are now citing the "Everybody does it" line regarding what Russia and its friends did to the USA in 2016 to help put Trump in the WH. So, here's some espionage #realtalk.../1
First, everybody who can, which means all developed countries, does SIGINT, which today means much cyber collection. So, NSA has collected ("hacked" in amateur parlance) emails and whatnot from foreign dignitaries and VIPs. Yes, it's illegal, but, really, everyone does it. /2
Western countries do this for intelligence purposes, ie informing statecraft, broadly. While small bits of SIGINT may be used for narrowly defined covert action, USG/IC does NOT use this intel to broad-brush shift elections and subvert governments, as Russia did in 2016... /3
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So I guess it wasn't Seth Rich who gave the stolen Democratic emails to Wikileaks after all.

Who knew?
Will POTUS-BFF Hannity and all the other sick Trumper fuckwits apologize to the Rich family now (as hey should have years ago)?…
REMEMBER: As I told you eons ago, pinning the GRU theft of Dem emails on poor, dead Seth Rich was a Russian Intelligence #deza cover story which Hannity picked up.…
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I've talked before about Russian #disinformation, and how the goal is to exploit existing divisive issues to weaken the enemy. 1 #InformationWarfare #WednesdayWisdom #CambridgeAnalytica #Russie #Putin #deza
Bernie v. Hillary, Benghazi & the "email scandal" were perfect targets. There was already tension & division on those topics, so they were easy to exploit. 2
Russia also targeted #peopleofcolor (specifically black voters) to sow distrust of Hillary & the political process, which helped Trump's campaign. 3…
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Chris Steele is a stand-up guy. Veteran SIS Russia House boss. He nevertheless got fed a whole bunch of #deza. That is CI reality, peeps.
A fair amount of the Steele dossier is Kremlin-fed #deza…
And a good % of the dossier's salacious stuff is pure #provokatsiya…
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1. Oh, hi Jared the Russian back channel master. Looks like we have a problem, per @WSJ regarding your meddling with a UN resolution in DEC 2016.
2. Kind reminder, Trump was NOT President in Dec. 2016, bc OBAMA still was. And guess who this is about? Israel.
3. So, it appears Israeli officials reached out to several top officials in Trump's transition team, including Kushner re: a resolution they wanted US to veto.
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Page 49 of the Page transcript. Dude... even GOWDY was like "Are you KIDDING ME? CUT THE BS!" 😂😂😂😂😂 This stuff is RIVETING.
2. OMG Gowdy's all "did you tell Trump ppl you were going to Moscow?" Page "err um zz rbirbri yeah. Multiple people". G: "WHY THE HELL?"
3. P "Well I wanted to be careful there were started to be rumors about Russia in press!" Gowdy "If you were being careful WHY DID YOU GO?"
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