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Twitter, THIS is what @grantstern and I have been working on for A YEAR Republicans WROTE a BOOK on how to make 2016 happen. In 2004. In Russian. Published by the Russian Foreign Ministry. #TrumpRussia #Resist #BreakingNews…
Thread: @grantstern and I have spent a year uncovering a decades long Russian Intelligence operation being waged on a half dozen fronts. This is the story of the #GrandOldPutinParty
3. In Our first #GrandOldPutinParty story, from last year - We wrote about how Ed Lozansky emigrated here in 1977 posing as a Soviet dissident and was welcomed with open arms into the GOP. He then spent 40 years corrupting the party. #TrumpRussia…
4. In Part 2, we found a #BreakingNews interview from ~3/5/16 of Dr. Ed announcing Trump was being advised by Dana Rohrabacher and Michael Flynn. Dana was still supporting Cruz at that time. #Rohrabacher is one of the original #GrandOldPutinParty members…
5. Trump himself did not release the names of his foreign policy team until the 21st of March, so how would Lozansky have known otherwise?…
6. In that story, we also revealed that Jack Abramoff had recently signed on to lobby an African dictator for Trump - AND he had spent most of the 1990's working for the Russian Gov. More on that nefarious plot can be found here. #GrandOldPutinParty…
7. Lozansky formed the Sakharov Institute in 1983 to "fight for the rights of Andrei Sakharov and his wife. The Board included Republican Heavyweights and the eventual 1996 Republican Ticket of Bob Dole and Jack Kemp, saving us from a #DoleRussia scandal.
8. I've made the argument before that 1996 was the first effort of this intelligence operation to subvert the United States, but the #GrandOldPutinParty had not metastasized yet.
9. One of Lozansky's biggest allies was the late Paul Weyrich. Weyrich was instrumental in the early stages of building the ties that lead to #TrumpRussia, all in the name of converting the atheist USSR to Christianity. Weyrich helped found the Council for National Policy.
10. Weyrich and Lozansky's paths ran parallel to one another from the time they met - in 1981 until the time Weyrich died in 2008.
11. We then told the story of "American University in Moscow," a think tank posing as a University with a small office a stones throw away from the Russian Foreign Ministry.…
12. As the Soviet Union fell, Lozansky would host huge conferences such as the one pictured below where he would introduce Russian spies such as Primakov to intellectual conservative heavyweights such as CATO president Ed Crane.…
13. *It is worth noting that through all of this #GrandOldPutinParty nonsense, there were still voices expressing concern about what was happening. I've found many examples of conservative @BillKristol and @jpodhoretz's parents expressing concern at how close they were becoming
14. Next, we wrote was about how other dissidents didn't trust Lozansky. He had created the Sakharov Institute - but the Sakharov's made him shut it down because they believed him to be a KGB spy and never heard of him in dissident circles.…
15. Virtually everybody we talked to said something to that effect. "Spy" or "KGB" or "CIA" or "Possible Double Agent" were things I heard multiple times.
16. The Worst thing is that this "dissident," This man who fled Russia and spent 40 years here building ties with important people - still gives interviews where he calls for a "Stars and Stripes Revolution" in the US while warning about World War 3…
17 Another thing we learned is that Lozansky was pivotal in setting up a meeting between Gorbachev and Reverend Moon - the Cult Leader who owned the Washington Times. Rumors are that Moon helped Lozansky found "Russia House"
18. Another name that kept popping up in my #GrandOldPutinParty research is a name that lead to our first story in Part 2 of the #GOPP #TrumpRussia World - Curt Weldon
19. Everywhere I looked, I would see Curt Weldon's name associated with Russia and Lozansky so I did a disturbing dive and this is what I found. He is the epitome of the #GrandOldPutinParty but he also lost his seat in 2006.…
20. My follow up to that story came when I found a mysterious conference Weldon had attended with one of the men involved in the Ukrainian-Russia peace deal…
21. Finally, late last year, I was one of the only people to really notice that Weldon was listed in two of Senator Feinstein's letters last October - to Michael Cohen and Cambridge Analytia #GrandOldPutinParty #TrumpRussia…
22. Finally, other intrepid reporters followed up on my work to discover that Weldon himself had drafted this peace plan... (although Felix Sater blamed Clinton)…
23. But, Patriots, this is where it gets really dire. We discovered the #BreakingNews that #GrandOldPutinParty member Curt Weldon and Ed Lozansky worked together on a book on how to lobby the US for Russian Interests. #TrumpRussia
24. We have deemed it the Lozansky Doctrine - and it served as a roadmap that lead to the 2016 election (and beyond) These were all the people involved in this aspect of the #TrumpRussia nightmare.
25. It was Published by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A book on how to lobby the US for Russia was worked on by a sitting US Congressman AND published by the Russian Government.

This is how you get #TrumpRussia and the #GrandOldPutinParty
26. On Lozansky: It’s quite obvious that he’s a KGB influence agent here and I don’t think there’s anybody that has a doubt about it,” says expert Anders Åslund, #TrumpRussia
27. Lozansky entered Reagan's world and never left. He cofounded the Science and Engineering Committee for the free world - a right wing group supporting "Star Wars" #TrumpRussia
28. The Lozansky Doctrine specifies that no Russian government funds or would be overtly provided for political activities, to bolster claims that America’s Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) law should not apply to their foreign lobbying efforts. Sounds ike #TrumpRussia
29. The other goal of Lozansky’s Doctrine is to distance messengers from the Russian state, providing plausible deniability for the Kremlin and increased authenticity for their propagandists, who claim to be independent voices. Should sound familiar to the #TrumpRussia crowd
30. Lastly, the Lozasnky Doctrine describes using businesspeople to advance Russia’s political aspirations in America. The #GrandOldPutinParty
31. Shortly after the book was published - RT and Sputnik were founded. His forums worked to unite all of these groups together - and Lozansky frequently met with People like former Speaker Dennis Hastert.
32. Lozansky's "World Russia Forum" this year was reduced to submitting a White House Petition to have a Trump-Putin summit #TrumpRussia
33. 10 days latter, That Petition became a reality and the #GrandOldPutinParty became that much more real..…
34. The book was published shortly after Lozansky's former classmate - Sergei Kislyak rose to the top of the ranks in the foreign ministry.
35. To be sure, the Kremlin uses diaspora groups, NGOs, and cultural organizations to conduct influence operations around the world,” says former National Security Council Russia specialist Dr. Michael Carpenter #TrumpRussia
36. It is the afterword to the book - entitled "New Times New Beginnings" which was published by Weldon - and the end credits Lozansky for helping with it. #GrandOldPutinParty
37. The 2002 World Russia Forum was themed around this manual and a documentary captured the theme.…
38. Paul Manafort signed on to work for the Russian Government as part of the Lozansky Doctrine in action - in 2005.
39. The next story brought the book to reality - Putin used his influencers to push active measures and infiltrate the #GrandOldPutinParty…
40. At one point, we found an article showing that the Heritage Foundation opened an office in Moscow - on the same floor of the same building as Lozansky's think tank - and near the Foreign Ministry. This is the #GrandOldPutinParty…
41. Influence operations appeared to increase as Kislyak became the Ambassador to the US. It appears that the two have been associates since the late 60s!
42. The Heritage Foundation - with its offices in Moscow - outright DENIED to me that they had a Moscow office when I reached out to them for comment. Heritage was founded by #CNP and #GrandOldPutinParty Member Paul Weyrich.
43. In 1991, Lozansky and Weyrich met with members of Congress on how to reorganize the KGB #TrumpRussia #TheGrandOldPutinParty
44. Now, we have this #BreakingNews story. For over a year, Reporters have covered Alexander Torshin as a corrupt mobster who buddied up to the GOP in 2011. This, my friends is WRONG.
45. Alexander Torshin PLANNED and SPOKE at the 2010 World Russia Forum.…
46. Torshin's relationship with David Keene grew at the same time Keene was Lozansky's editor at the Washington times.
47. Dmitri Rogozin - one of the people on that infamous trip with Keene and David Clarke ALSO knows Lozansky - but he deleted this post when he scrubbed his account clean. This is a story to be told soon, I'm sure.
48. Finally - our Part 5 revealed that the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation (IDC) was born out of the Ukraine Crisis in 2005 - and MAY have included Paul Manafort…
49. The head of the IDC was none other than Edward Snowdens Lawyer! #TrumpRussia
50. Andranik Migranyan would head the NY Branch - which was announced at Lozansky's 2008 World Russia Forum, one of 7 such forums Migranyan attended.
51. In 2007, Lozansky even told an interview that he was lobbying for Russia - but refused to actually file a FARA registration (The IDC also neglected to do so)…
52. Atlantic Council Expert Michael Carpenter said "“Civil society and the media have a huge role to play in exposing organizations that take Kremlin cash or that espouse Russian propaganda and talking points" when we asked him about FARA activity.
53. When we pointed out that the "Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots" seemed to engage in political activity covered by FARA - he stated that it seemed that way #GrandOldPutinParty #TrumpRussia
54. The Council’s President Olga Zatsepina “boasted” to Kommersant that she was able to obtain non-profit status in New York state for her group whose primary mission appears to be engaging in political activities conceived of and funded by the Kremlin.
55. The Council released a photo of the new board of directors last week - and Lozansky was part of it for the first time. #TrumpRussia #Resist #GrandOldPutinParty

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