@ericgarland @20committee So, .@ericgarland gets a new kind of botnet targeting, & .@JamesFourM runs into issues w/his article on @Medium?

There was a warning about harassment & the countering release of evidence on the conspiracy.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ The warning: Any egregious harassment of Kremlin critics could release or expedite yet *another* major evidence source against the conspiracy.

While unpleasant, I think these two each warrant something modest… yet formidable.

& apropos.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ So, Eric you brought up the agencies rating investments recently, as well as AIG, stock markets, etc.

What, you might ask, is so deadly about global finance & the conspiracy? Beyond the obvious flows of money & influence?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ As I said to the .@FBI re: the #cryptocurrency map:
“But the key thing to remember, both in creating that map and unravelling these networks, is that we are not just dealing with a chart in space, but in operations taking place over time.”
.@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Again, why so deadly? Because as we unravel these networks, being able to dig further into the past than a mere 5-year statute of limitations becomes incredibly useful.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ What happens when crime is not just a crime, but is done on behalf of, say, Russian intelligence?

Say, money laundering?

Espionage has no statute of limitations.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ What happens if your actions form a #RICO conspiracy and effectively extend the statute of limitations because you continue to take actions to further it?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Say, your agency continues to rate investments fraudulently? Or you persist in falsifying data in corporate reports to investors?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ You *could* make a *vast* amount of criminal activity actionable *long* after it happened.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ But again, while that may *seem* dramatic in itself, how is this issue so much larger than it seems?

Remember how much is now definitively interconnected by hard evidence.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ #FinCEN/IRS does require probable cause, but you have things like #cryptocurrencies - not to mention the largest law-enforcement/counterintelligence/#FinCEN/tax-evasion investigation in history already supplying probable cause on a host of crimes.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Financially w/#cryptocurrencies, bank transfers, corporate ownership, money laundering, real estate - not only can #FinCEN/FBI/IRS pull *everything* - they now have a vast global network of data all other evidence can be superimposed upon.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ But why, again, does that matter more than we realize?

As we follow the clear lines of hard evidence, more and more crimes connect to espionage or #RICO conspiracies, & dredge up more evidence in return.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ And why are such crimes, statutory limitations or no, so eerily vulnerable to investigation after all this time?

Our financial industry is immense, & operates on a global scale.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Involve these corporations – financial giants, or startups or IPOs attracting investment – & you involve a host of supporting figures, many of whom have a fiduciary duty today.

& many of whom *have* seen their statutes of limitations expire.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Everyone from programmers to lawyers to executives to managers to accountants to analysts to aides to data entry personnel.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Everyone who has seen their criminal liability evaporate, & whose only risk is, say, lying to the .@FBI now.

& everyone who faces criminal liability if a clear threat is brought to their attention, & they either assist it or simply do nothing.
.@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Everybody talks.

When the .@FBI is asking the questions.

Either because they can’t face the risk of lying…

Or because their data is all too easy to interrogate in itself.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Remember the sheer epic scale of the hard evidence the public *knows* *of.*

We're *starting* w/420,000+ #Hansa #Darknet users whose personal data was seized by Dutch police.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ We’re starting w/Russian intel operatives so exposed prosecutors have 1.5 *million* files in the *1st* batch of evidence in the trial of *1* spy.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ But these threads, while they expose existing financial & intel assets, & ongoing operations, also help tie so many things together over time.

Including the deadly exposure of espionage &/or #RICO activities.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ And what happens when foreign intelligence assets & agents are caught?

And more importantly, when top operatives begin to defect? Under the cover of “arrest,” or otherwise?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ An imploding regime w/a need to silence those who know too much is a powerful incentive.

.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ And evidence suggests they have a *great* deal to talk about.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ "Undoubtedly someone will do a mass public search - or *has* done a mass search - on all #cryptocurrency identifiers. It's hard evidence. Other data points will crop up. Emails, names, pseudonyms, organizations, businesses, hang-outs."
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ "Take the map & superimpose #FARA, #FinCEN, #DeutscheBank, #Cypriot banks, money laundering, Transition emails, misappropriated copyrights, flipped witnesses..."
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ "#Kompromat reaped by #botnets, online logfiles of everything, warrant-seized evidence, media subversion."
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ "PS. Add #Darknet sites - seized or active, intelligence operatives, data sources like the al Qaeda donation/money-laundering records taken during the Bin Laden raid..."
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ "...deep-cover Russian spies under "re"-issued IDs exposed by a #BigData search to check for the preceding ID."
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Then take everything from Cambridge Analytica - & remember that "stimuli" is in discrete packets distributed by automated systems, often unaltered - & realize it shows *more* connections, *more* coordination, *more* flagged accounts.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ And *then* layer everything else on top of this map. 4 million+ documents from Cohen, who could be repository or *the* repository of US Mob archives? *Everyone* treasoning on Signal & WhatsApp? & every *other* cataclysmic data blunder out there?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ And you *literally* do all of this in the context of all but hand delivering not only the data but unprecedented data-processing power in dealing with it.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ As you've broken it *all* down into discrete packages - #bitcoin searches, commercial encryption, PSYOPS stimuli - for them.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Embarrassing parallel problems from an embarrassingly incompetent conspiracy.

& yes, the other thing I ranted interminably about to the @FBI was how to parallel process arrests & convictions.

#RICO baby.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ And then think – if you’re revealed as a foreign-intelligence asset, some of your crimes presumably pass that legal horizon into espionage.

Supporting an ongoing #RICO conspiracy?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Like a hologram, the more data, the more angles of analysis and exposure, the clearer this 3-dimensional image becomes.

But as we animate it across time, it becomes more than a sculpture of light, but a recreation of the living crimes themselves.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Preserved in evidentiary amber.

But *far* from frozen.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ A similarly modest exploration of the further implication of #botnets, triggered by the further #botnet harassment of @ericgarland, shall have to wait for the morrow.

Sleep well, #TeamTreason.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Oh, & further to the issue of the threads of evidence on crimes with no statutes of limitations tying so much together:

It’s not just corporate records binding it all together.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Mike Cohen *recording* mobsters is brutal for juries.

But keeping track of the money as the de facto bookkeeper/record hoarder of the Mob is *also* insane.

Was he a prime repository or *the* prime repository of their US records?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ It's not just following cryptocurrency threads or bank transfers to show conspiracies. It's a multi-generational conspiracy spanning continents they were keeping records of.

It’s organized crime. Whose modern incarnation goes back to prohibition.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Who earned what. Who owned what. Who owed what. Who owned *who.*

Literally the books. The promises. The threats. The leases. The blood. The trophies.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Just with Cohen.

*If* that was his role.

And then assorted recorded phone calls. Guys laughing and bragging about it all.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Like so many of these massive blunders: Imagine being a prosecutor and having *any* of them as a starting place.

But instead they have *all* of them. And, presumably, even more stuff the public *doesn't* know about. Yet.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ And prosecutors have *4 million* documents to review and use?

From the files of a guy who reputedly, regularly recorded phone calls?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ Read @LincolnsBible re: Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Roy Cohn, et al, and the roots of mob money laundering.

And consider, there may well be a massive archive going back decades in prosecutors' hands.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Then consider what other crimes might extend or eliminate statutory limitations.

Misallocated copyrights generating royalties.

Intellectual-property theft actually involving foreign agents.

Media PR campaigns on behalf of hostile foreign powers.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible But there is one bit of positive news for *very* small number of perpetrators, which is also fatal news for their compatriots.

Especially for those who thought their last crimes were over a decade old.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible What if you were involved in the present conspiracy, & did not opt to flip in time?

What if you have no evidence or testimony to proffer that law enforcement needs?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible But what if you knew about something that happened years ago that shows all the signs of foreign espionage, or an ongoing #RICO conspiracy?

For example, did we *really* have short selling right before 9/11?

Any informed by overseas sources?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Do you have any critical testimony - or evidence, such as documents or emails - indicating some foreign money flowing into real estate or other markets, or foreign-directed Wall Street decisions, was being directed to a particular end?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Say, deliberate sabotage of those markets?

Or of the West?

Great!

But, now the downside if you *do* have such information.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible How many of your compatriots realized the same thing?

How many needed a strong proffer and reached this conclusion before you did?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Remember, the resolution of this could easily be the US lifting a complete lockdown of the Russian economy, which we can easily impose, for nothing more than every intel operative & leader involved in the attack.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible So, you have assets and operatives with considerable motivation to proffer... or defect.

And their associates, who may be very concerned that they never say anything again.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible It's unfortunate if you find yourself in this quandary, but if you do, you may wish to speak with law enforcement, while you have the opportunity.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible And so finally we come to #botnets.

Or... the extraordinary vulnerability that arises in doing *anything* critical to intel, criminal conspiracies *or* national security over massively distributed, parallel systems not fully under your control.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Remember, this includes *everything* on a distributed system, including ordinary data traveling over the Internet itself, whether emails, pseudo-encrypted texts & so forth.

Or “secure” files stored via cloud computing.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Then remember that proving coordination – at least to the level of “probable cause” – gets a lot easier if the target of an investigation has forensic data such as communications linking them to other conspirators.

But we begin w/#botnets.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Thousands, even millions of computers bound together in a network gathering kompromat & transmitting blackmail demands or coordinated harassment & threats?

All of them storing data? All the servers they transmit through holding logfiles for a year?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Each one represents a point of vulnerability it itself. So does every 3rd-party server they've transmitted over. And thousands or millions of computers spamming/malwaring/blackmailing the Internet leave a *lot* of traces.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible See @ericgarland’s previous point about the hack of 3 billion Yahoo email accounts and other major hacks being traced back to Russia & serving as ideal sources of kompromat.

But it’s not just how easily all this could be backtracked.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible And it's not just about showing who or how many were involved.

It's about demonstrating existing coordination, whether in a #RICO conspiracy or foreign-intelligence operation.

Both game changers re: statutes of limitations & Federal response.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Putting all of this – whether coordinated PSYOPS or mass blackmail/subversion - on accessible computers whether at Cambridge Analytica or various #botnets was *beyond* foolish.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Signed confessions, video documentation, emails discussing in graphic detail *pale* compared to what they have.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible It's one thing to have mountains of hard evidence re: crimes.

But the computers can literally detail every minute detail & action the felonies, & literally record the whole thing.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible It's like preserving not just a recording of the crime, but the whole crime itself, in amber.

These details become incredibly damning, as we'll see.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible This is why the apparent coordination via Cambridge Analytica looks so insane at the evidence level.

It's one thing to be openly conspiring.

It's another to have vast, complex PSYOPS coordinated w/the precision of a supercomputer.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Running social-media psychological warfare w/de facto evolutionary algorithms is simple enough, even if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Existing marketing metadata has already been honed for this work.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Pick stimuli based on what metadata you have.

Keep switching it out based on quantifiable reactions & intended goals.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Endlessly duplicated and distributed evidence, w/a clear chain of custody through the conspirators, sequenced w/automated precision.

*Think* about how many elements are endlessly repeating in even a minor feint.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Phrases, gifs, links, video clips, *data* *packets.*

Elements revealing in themselves, given who uses them, with what timing, & w/what coordination in the outside world.

But how many were transparently created for this work?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Intentionally? Ahead of time?

And do the records at Cambridge Analytica or elsewhere indicate that a particular clip was pre-planned?

Do they reference it before it happens?

& does *anyone* reference events like mass shootings before they happen?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Again, timing can be deadly.

Including who is involved, and *when.*

What they may know, or their actions & data may reveal, in turn.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible It's more than just a few Yandex tags here, or the same paint-by-numbers hit piece there.

Coordinating on this scale & effectively *recording* the whole thing means you practically have the crime itself, not just the evidence, frozen in amber.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible This is why coordinating PSYOPS and general harassment through #botnets is so insane.

The sheer scale of traceable, relentlessly repeating evidence, all of it stored on a host of insecure devices, even if your keystone processors are secure.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Now ask, if so much of your activity is being handled on computers not under your direct control, in nations hostile to your aggressive strategies, how much intelligence have you exposed beyond your intel & financial assets and specific operations?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Remember what we said above about digging into the past.

But providing your adversaries with an ocean of digitized & analyzable hard data re: your activities, especially ones thought invisible, offers immense insight into your operations & goals.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible I've assumed we would do mass data forensics on increasingly vast data sets as a given w/the emergence of quantum & post-zetascale supercomputing.

Given I've been sitting what appear to be breakthroughs along those lines, it was far from academic.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible What happens when #botnets are becoming involved in controversies in particular industries?

Even if they’re taking opposing sides?

Or when they’re driving hacks or DDoS attacks against specific industries?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible These are exactly the data points you would review in quantum/zetascale data forensics.

Not by themselves, but superimposed against that larger set of databases referenced above.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Another example?

#Botnets would show distinct changes in the operation of individual computers but also changes at scale in masses of them.

Always on, strange operating hours, changes in sites accessed.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Enough markers & real-time analysis of online activity might reveal a new #botnet forming or an existing one being activated.

& determine responses to counter, disrupt and deactivate them.

Having numerous botnets to reference would tell you more.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible So in addition to scanning in real time, why not go back and see what you can find?

Remember, it's one thing for a criminal to hide from a threat s/he doesn't know exists.

Quite another to have irrefutable evidence they never knew would be reaped.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible I've always assumed we'll be reviewing these data sets as a matter of course, not just for law enforcement or for general interest, but as a way of testing the capabilities of radically more advanced supercomputers.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible But in the meantime, simply seeing what blackmail information they seized and deployed to subvert assets or intimidate foes would be incredibly useful in itself.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible And seeing what flaws were being exploited to create them in the first place.

To prevent many future #botnets from ever forming at all.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible So, to clarify: It's not just Cambridge Analytica's servers or whatever they were using for a supercomputer.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible #Botnets consist of thousands or even millions of computers, & you don't *own* them.

You're taking them over.

You don't own the servers you're networking over.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Literally *millions* of points of vulnerability.

And in practice, you've recorded the entire crime - in Cambridge Analytica's case, apparently 10s of millions of acts of wire fraud, etc - in digital form forever.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible It’s doubtful the #botnets *could* be effectively purged before they were seized, simply because there's far too many that aren't remotely under your direct physical control.

*Someone* pulled a plug & stuck a hard drive in the closet.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Actually, probably *thousands* of someones.

Worse, servers that got mothballed before fully purging the last year's worth of logfiles.

If you want data, find your data chokepoints & see where it's still quite available.

The .@FBI/.@NSAGov *know* this.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible But reap this data in conjunction w/crimes uncovered w/out exposing intel sources & methods?

Again, with the computers, you've practically stopped time & frozen the entire crime itself, to be displayed at your leisure in the #RICO trial.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Now we get to the actual *bad* part for conspirators.

It's simple, really.

If you were texting someone under warrant w/WhatsApp, or calling them on Signal, and discussing your crimes or treason, you end up under warrant.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible And anyone contacting *them* for the same reason ends up under warrant.

And so on. In an endless chain of dominoes.

Or take the 420,000+ Hansa #Darknet users w/personal info in the hands of the law.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Or consider any of the multitude of others welding themselves to either this conspiracy or organized crime in general.

How many of those may know something useful?

And find they have to deal?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible So now we have foreign intelligence operations coming apart, and engaged in desperate triage to eliminate their worst vulnerabilities.

Which, unfortunately, mostly amount to their own people.

And increasingly, everyone knows it.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible Flip, proffer, defect.

There aren't many viable options left, especially for those most deeply involved.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible So, there was a warning about the harassment of Kremlin critics & given certain recent tweets re: law enforcement & the Mueller investigation, it’s time to share more evidence.

This time: 9/11 & the data trails of foreign intelligence.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury It’s not a mystery that tremendous short selling occurred right before 9/11, providing unnamed individuals immense profits as a result of the attack.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury But when Buzzfeed reports #FinCEN found Russia funding ISIS, questions arise re: what foreign intel knew in advance, profited &/or helped plan 9/11.

Fortunately, the hard-evidence trail is *immense.*
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury They were investigating this question in 2001.

But finding the “ultimate beneficial owners” of the shell companies involved was apt to be far more challenging in 2001 than it is today.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury “One problem is that some of the more complex market transactions, like short-selling of shares, are not directly visible to regulators. But that doesn't mean there isn't a trail. Even shell companies can be pried apart.”
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury Three things have happened since then.

1st, since the .@BarackObama Administration, .@USTreasury’s #FinCEN is now empowered to sanction banks who do not cooperate in its critical investigations.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama & if you can not be countersigned by US banks, you *cease* to be a *bank.*
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama 2nd, as a result of the 2016 election, we appear to be in the midst of the largest law-enforcement/counterintelligence/#FinCEN investigation in history.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama 3rd, as a result of that investigation, there appear to be an enormous number of people with nothing to proffer but their knowledge of *previous* horrific crimes, & an even larger number of people who need to silence those witnesses.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama The first two points are devastating in themselves.

Remember, they undoubtedly have a very long list of the shell companies & other corporate entities involved in that original short selling.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama & an even *longer* list of companies exposed in the immense investigation.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama That longer list, given the vast evidence sources conspirators handed .@USTreasury, will show a great deal about where those companies came from & what they were connected to.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama In other words, despite the phenomenal amounts of data involved, many perpetrators can be, and likely *have* *been,* exposed by nothing more than cross-referencing spreadsheets.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama Meanwhile, an endless web of hard data provides more undeniable evidence.

It’s not just where a company came from. If they’re all on networks laundering cash for the same people – then you know.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama So why is the above, particularly if it proves certain actors had foreknowledge of & were possibly involved in 9/11, so much *more* significant than it seems?

An excellent question.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama The problem with involving the financial industry in horrific crimes committed on a global scale is that you leave witnesses *everywhere.*
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama Remember, any intelligence organization facing incontrovertible ties to an attack this heinous, especially if *also* tied to an assault on the US & democracy, is in mortal peril.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama But it’s not just fellow conspirators proffering first, or intel orgs committing “triage” on loose-end assets/operatives.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama If you’re involved with violent, criminal people – such as organized crime, or the intelligence networks of a dictatorship – some of your compatriots may plan to silence witnesses as well.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama Of course, pretty much any plan other than defect or proffer to Western law enforcement is all but destined to fail.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama But those are *some* of the reasons why any profit taking and money laundering during 9/11 was its own death sentence.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama Another bit of harassment targeting Kremlin critics has come to my attention.

So *next* we will be discussing a matter of gravity.

Or rather, many, *many* matters of gravity.

& why they matter in this context.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama So, some people tied into a host of #RICO conspiracies may have little to offer that the .@FBI doesn’t already have on the 2016, but know a *great* deal about other critical crimes.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama Aside from the short selling before 9/11, referenced above, let’s discuss an array of atrocities so great they could be someone’s golden ticket in a proffer, or someone else’s reason to silence them at all costs.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama And remember, because this reaches even intelligence operatives and leaders overseas, as well as operatives and assets in the West, *anyone* could be turned by law enforcement. If only to escape their erstwhile comrades.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama Remember also, organized crime, terrorism & intelligence work on behalf of dictatorships tends to be dangerous work with no shortage of dangerous people.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama Now let’s consider some other tremendously criminal acts which put those even slightly involved at mortal risk, &/or circumstances also putting whole classes of assets & operatives in considerable peril.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama In terms of subversion & crime, it helps to ask, “What have I been witness or party to that someone would go to terrible lengths to keep quiet? Or to at least insure there were no living, informed eyewitnesses to shed light on events?”
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama Alternatively, “What have I been witness or party to that is far more critical than I know, & puts me at such risk?”
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama & finally, “Does my deep-cover, remote station, etc position make me easily purged if someone were trying to do a mass purge quietly? Or if a ‘co-worker’ needed me to disappear?”
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO Russian organized crime under Semion Mogilevich, & thus Russian intelligence, apparently dominating the global child-rape industry?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO And/or critical to the industry in general, and thus potentially able to supply blackmail, “kompromat,” to foreign intelligence?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO Anything else in the FSB’s kompromat files?

Blackmail data seized from the Yahoo hack? Equifax? Or a host of others?

Anything *fatally* embarrassing?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO Obviously, it wouldn’t be the first time someone making personal accusations about someone important in Russia ended up poisoned by Russian intelligence.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO Proof of China engaging in full-spectrum non-conventional warfare? Economic, espionage, & so forth?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO Critical information regarding Chinese spies in universities, etc? Especially w/regards to tracking or unravelling them?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO Proof that weaponized concentrations of drugs, or tainted prescriptions, were used to deliberately target the US or other populations? Say to drive the opioid crisis?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO Efforts to suppress or change votes, directly or indirectly, in the *2018* election? Or any other?

Exploits found to expedite this?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO Or any and all exploits found to disrupt election in the US or elsewhere?

Or *who,* specifically, is responsible for their still being there at all?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO Other nations with a connection to the Bataclan attack? Especially if Russia is funding ISIS, or Syria is working with it?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO Of course, *mere* ongoing attempts to disrupt or undermine governments also qualifies.

Trying to play Catalan against Spain, for example?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO Any efforts to recruit or trigger mass shooters or other unstable agents through online gaming/social media? De facto evolutionary algorithms, etc?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO Even, say, any information regarding cooperating governments or organizations involved in the Lockerbie bombing? Particularly anyone not commonly associated with it?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA Obviously, these are just a partial list of issues even civilians are aware of.

Those involved in the crimes or directing them from afar will know far more.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA So, to summarize, the more critical the evidence &/or testimony w/regards to *other* titanic crimes, the greater the motivation to proffer, flip &/or defect.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA Unfortunately, if all your top foreign-intelligence assets, operatives & leadership know critical details about at least *one* such crime, they *all* face tremendous incentive to flee before it’s too late.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA In effect:
Your assets become our assets.

Your operatives become our operatives.

Your intelligence leaders become our intelligence vassals.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA This incentive will only grow as we pass tipping point after tipping point.

Worse, it’s actually *good* for anyone apt to be targeted to realize their mortal peril while they can still escape it.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA It’s trickier if you’re trying to run a vast spywar via organizations whose most talented people realize they could be easily marked for death, or perhaps already have been.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA “He was a traitor.” “She failed.” Transferred. On a mission. Retired. Lost contact. Arrested. “We think the Americans got him.”

Hard enough to read the tea leaves in a normal intelligence organization.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA Much less one with a reputation along the lines of “The Kremlin sheds no tears.”
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA Do you know something further about *why* the glaring flaws in US counterintelligence persist?

Moles such as Flynn or reputedly Nunes?

Others?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA Did the Pentagon really move to cloud computing with all its security vulnerabilities at the behest of Mike Flynn?

Did Flynn really put Russian agents in .@DARPA?

Have either of those ever been addressed?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA Do you know something significant about deep-cover spies in America, or any *other* nation?

Or about uncovering them?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA Even about a cell or cells of deep-cover spies?

Your own, perhaps?

And what objectives you’ve been bent to?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA Other potential, major sources of resources, money laundering &/or kompromat?

Misallocated copyrights, for example?
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA But again, the strengths of the aggressors are reverting into weakness.

And so long as they continue on this path, their woes will only multiply.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA Again, there was a warning about more evidence being released in tandem with egregious attacks on Kremlin's critics.

Given the targeting of Brennan, we’ve hit another tipping point.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA I was planning to drop more evidence sources, but I don't think everyone yet realizes the security-clearance fiasco is a giant evidence-reaping machine *in* *itself.*
@JohnBrennan @GenMhayden
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden As discussed previously in this thread, we have no shortage of people who direly need to proffer *something,* in the face of an investigation that needs neither their testimony nor their evidence.
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden But for a host of peripheral figures, their faint & fading hope rests on the possibility that investigators will stop searching before they’re uncovered.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden So why is it so lethal to that precarious hope to have this first clearance revoked, followed by signals that others will be revoked in order to affect public perceptions of the investigation?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden Engaging in treason during a Russian/Chinese attack on our democracy as a long-time mob asset & insulting US intelligence in front of the .@CIA Memorial Wall has not gone over well.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA So finding something that would make our intelligence, law-enforcement, prosecutors & broad swath of our military even *more* opposed to this would-be coup is indeed impressive.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA But the timing is even more astounding.

This was *exactly* the moment you didn’t want to stir up the entire hornet’s nest overtly.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA So, .@TheJusticeDept released decade-old personal emails of Royal Bank of Scotland leaders joking about destroying the US housing market.

As part of the largest corporate settlement in history.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
thehill.com/policy/finance…
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Think about the implications when people who could be facing criminal charges realize .@TheJusticeDept had no trouble accessing decade-old emails from top banking executives & using them in a vast corporate settlement.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept At the exact moment you *didn’t* want conspirators and their associates wondering how vulnerable they were if our prosecutors, law-enforcement & counterintel sought prosecutions wherever possible, *this* drops.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept If you don’t want people who should proffer even *thinking* about proffering, then there’s any number of questions you don’t want them asking.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Did they continue to take actions in furtherance of any hypothetical #RICO conspiracy?

Such as lying to investors? To investigators? Or simply in their corporate paperwork? Say, for the bailouts?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Or were their actions effectively espionage, a crime with no statute of limitations and a maximum penalty of death?

Or were they simply associated with crimes that put them in legal jeopardy, or mortal peril?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Or what happens when you find out your lawyers represent the organization, not *you,* and they’ve been cooperating, maybe for *months?*
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
thehill.com/blogs/blog-bri…
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept How many *other* major conspiracies are coming undone?

How many other criminals need clemency, or at least protection?

How many will talk?

How many can implicate *you?*
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept #FinCEN has apparently been investigating everything from money laundering to the assets of oligarchs like Vekselberg, so we have unprecedented data.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Again, what happens if they simply check their spreadsheets for companies they’ve researched & their connections to those which short-sold 9/11? How many are the *same* *companies?*
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Remember also there's effectively no escape from America and her allies at this point.

The data trails are too great & those seeking forgiveness too many.

Red Notices & Mueller's indictments are particularly deadly in this regard.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept The US can effectively end the economy of any nation taking part in the attack, & the handover of any intel operative/leader can be an assumed price for dropping a total economic lockdown.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept And yes, you can say they would never be handed over, but that's the danger if you're formally marked by law enforcement.

Your compatriots will want to insure you can never talk.

"The Kremlin sheds no tears."
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept So if you were *trying* to get all of our law-enforcement/national-security professionals even *more* on board with what their duty requires and what they’re already inclined to do, what would be the best way to do that?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Perhaps making *everyone* even more passionately committed to that mission?

By targeting and threatening everyone who stood for the safety of the nation and the rule of law?

And so, here we are.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Michael Cohen has just flipped in a plea deal, a living example of “flip like your life depends on it.”

But now that there is a witness to explain his 4-million+ documents of evidence to juries, where does that leave us?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Now we need to discuss two more factors.

The first is tipping points.

The second is the power that comes from illuminating all these crimes, conspiracies and connections.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept There’s a tendency to focus on the most obvious tipping points – say, Trump impeached & removed from office.

They're useful, but they can narrow your perspective & leave you thinking nothing has changed until we reach those markers.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Unfortunately, many of these tipping points, while they herald change, are more representive of a fate that is already sealed rather than a system whose equilibrium is decisively shifting in a particular direction.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept It’s these tipping points, whether visible or invisible, which often happen *below* the radar in unanticipated quarters.

It’s not just people realizing Trump is definitely going to fall from power, or even that the fall is imminent.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept What happens when they realize *their* criminal activities have been noted, hard evidence has been collected, and whether they make a deal or not, they *will* face the forces of Justice?

Say, .@TheJusticeDept?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept What happens when *everyone* tied into this extended mass of conspiracies realizes they desperately need to make a deal?
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wsj.com/articles/allen…
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Clearly, as minor figures critical to the conspiracy with access to enormous amounts of evidence begin to flip publicly, we are seeing some overt signs of this change.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept But remember, in something this extensive, it’s all the people you’ve never heard about who are struggling to proffer something of value.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept But having the one guy in the organization who understands how everything works and what they're doing at any particular stage testify to juries?

Remember, Trump's money laundering ties into a *legion* of criminal operations.
.@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept But the testimony will make ironclad cases that much more airtight, and shed light on any more obscure money laundering methods.

Like micropayments from apps going to designated LLCs to be aggregated/redistributed as needed.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept If they have this guy as a witness for the prosecution on all of it, they have someone explaining the sea of hard evidence on criminal enterprise after criminal enterprise.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Remember that I've been pointing out some people really needed to be sure they weren't "silenced"?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept I suspect Cohen, Weisselberg and David Pecker all realized they were at risk if people started cleaning up loose ends, and decided they’d better switch teams while they could.

The fact that the ship was sinking didn’t hurt.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept But what's *really* telling?

All these Trump insiders flipping within *days* of each other are the public ones known to have massive kompromat/evidence sources and/or the ability to explain *exactly* what was going on in court.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept We can safely assume other people have flipped - like Flynn - without immediately being made public.

*These* guys flipping publicly is a signal to a lot of "wise guys" to "wise up" while they have the chance.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Again, tipping points.

In this case, not just the public tipping point of these pleas or immunity deals.

But the moments when everything has shifted and all calculus changes, even when no one knows they’ve already passed.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept So what happens when all these events are increasingly illuminated by such a far-reaching investigation?

Many factors come into play, each reinforcing the next.

Some evidence, already damning, adds to larger map of crime & subversion.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Again: Money transfers, LLCs, #cryptocurrency, Cohen's million-plus documents, the unimaginable raw and refined evidence in the #botnets & Cambridge Analytica's psychological warfare operations...
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Personal info on hundreds of thousands of #Darknet black market users, intercepted comms including people discussing crimes/treason via WhatsApp or Signal...
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Everyone caught on those calls, texts, emails, DMs while under warrant, flipped witnesses, reports rolling in on Treasury sanctions & #FinCEN investigations of #DeutscheBank & #Cypriot banks...
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Money laundering through property, art, etc, warrants on witnesses financial & other records, Transition emails, a #FARA cascade, #ZTE's blown op, online logfiles of *everything,* we in fact *own* TOR...
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept And the fiduciary duty corporate officers, including lawyers, have to their incorporated company & *not* to an editor, executive, CEO or *even* a Russian oligarch/crimelord or dictator.

Among other things.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept For example, the #FARA cascade.

Imagine every compromised, low-level staffer in DC (& elsewhere) padding their proffers to the FBI w/obvious #FARA violations.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept W/few exceptions, #FARA (the Foreign Agents Registration Act) essentially requires you to register as a foreign agent if you are taking money from a foreign government.

Evidently, a huge number of lobbyists & others have never done so.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept It's not just that a staffer *can* expose this.

It's once enough people realize it's their ticket out from under prison time (or effectively life in prison), it starts the dominoes falling.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept We can assume every staffer involved knows a few.

& that most know dozens or hundreds.

& have evidence.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Email chains, meeting attendees, memos.

It's an extraordinary array of hard evidence of felonies that low-level people can turn in to avoid very grim consequences.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept But once *those* people turn in who they know, what do the next people in the chain do?

That's right. They flip also.

And eventually you have enough people making proffers that all *kinds* of things get exposed, in unexpected places.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Now compare the cascade of #FARA proffers available alone, & then compare it to what's happening in places like New York City as Cohen's 4-million+ documents, Weisselberg's immunity re: money laundering & the kompromat Pecker may have.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept By comparison, #FARA is a single felony.

It may indicate larger problems with, say, espionage.

But contrast that with money laundering for a criminal enterprise.

Suddenly you have many more people mostly facing far worse crimes.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept But again, substantial as that is, it understates matters.

When you *know* an account, business or individual is highly criminal, everything connected to them can be seen in a different light.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept It's like taking all of the criminal LLCs ferreted out by #FinCEN et al and cross referencing them the ones that short sold 9/11.

Or seeing which accounts/LLCs that app micropayments went through in other forms of money laundering.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Eventually you end up with a vast, searchable database of crime and subversion.

Because so much is connected, you're suddenly looking at global map of the underworld.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept But again, we get back to investigations, warrants and proffers.

But as communications & evidence are seized & people flip, we gain new insights & new informants.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Cash registers used to have a strip of marble in front of the change drawer.

It wasn't decorative.

You could literally drop change on it and hear what "rang true."

Separating the true silver from the false.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept This much hard data doesn't just give probable cause on a host of crimes, & bring plea deals & immunity proffers from all quarters.

It lets us ring the evidence, intel & testimony we reap against the enormous database we've validated.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept And then there are all the darker crimes that will be brought to light *beyond* the 2016 election or even the planning and short selling of 9/11.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept And there is also the matter of the lies themselves.

What happens when figures like Cohen, Pecker, Weisselberg & others flip, and you can combine @ericgarland's analysis of media subversion w/their testimony?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Not to mention all of the hard evidence listed previously in this thread.

Circumstantial evidence, testimony & pieces of hard evidence find their place in a vast 4-dimensional hologram of the living crimes themselves, still in motion.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept And hence corners of this conspiracy which thought themselves lost in secrecy and shadows find themselves illumined in a cold and terrible light.

One which has been shining on them for months if not years.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept So you *thought* you were just defaming someone because of conventional wisdom. And a nod and a wink from "the right people."

And a paint-by-numbers hit piece you were given to, well, byline, not write.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Or a list of talking points you were given to spit out on air.

Or certain guests you were prescribed to book, in order to hold a certain debate in order to further a particular narrative.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Note my previous comments on psychological warfare being carried out with the precision of a supercomputer.

Few things could implicate so many so thoroughly.

And with so *much* hard evidence.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Breaking up all this stimuli based on metadata & recorded reactions, and then sorting further based on responses and tossing out what doesn't work (de facto evolutionary algorithms) may have *seemed* clever.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept It wasn't.

Like the #cryptocurrency map of crime/subversion, #FinCEN's work, evidence strewn through the #botnets & files/logfiles (esp in mothballed PCs/servers) it's just an elaborate map of who was involved and what they were doing.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Again, yes, I didn't point out the flaw in #cryptocurrencies, #botnets, evolutionary algorithms deployed in psychological warfare, etc because they were apt to be used by the worst elements.

And now they bear the consequences.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Don't worry, though. The .@FBI has known about #cryptocurrencies, #botnets and embarrassingly parallel problems for at *least* 11 months now.

But they've known about #RICO from the beginning.
.@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept They also know about #FARA.

A point of concern for other influencers.

Including ones funded by Chinese intelligence, not just Russian intel.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
freebeacon.com/national-secur…
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept There's more than a few talking heads who would be well advised to consider who has weighed in on or *provided* their talking points, especially in the last 2, 5 or even 20 years.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Obviously, the .@FBI is aware.

But ask yourself, other than Flynn & Nunes, who else may have influencing US counterintelligence in the last 10 to 20 years?

Or academic/think tank assessments of foreign agendas?
.@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept We know we've been rife with #FARA violations for years among our lobbyists.

But what about our press? Our universities and think tanks?

Our tech & entertainment industries?

Asymmetrical warfare backed by the resources of nations.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept The issue with calling or texting someone under a warrant while using commercial-grade encryption such as Signal or Whatsapp has been mentioned previously in this thread.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Any time you do this, you can end up under a warrant yourself if you're clearly involved in illegal activities.

And then the people communicating with *you* can in turn.

An ever-expanding network under legal surveillance.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Which is but one way networks of #FARA violators or other assets, operatives or "useful idiots" can be utterly unearthed.

You don't have to make the mistakes yourself to be in proximity to someone who has.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Cross reference evidence w/the 2008 banking crisis, 9/11 short selling & money laundering tied to the 2016 coup.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Cross-reference *that* w/all of the organized crime on the one hand.

But then there are all the curious overlays.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Media coverage of these events?

Particularly by sources known to be tainted or now tied by investments, LLCs, #cryptocurrencies, etc to suspect actors?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept And would the short selling of 9/11, the 2008 housing/financial-market collapse &/or the 2016 election serve for either money laundering or the distribution of bribes/payoffs/blood money?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Then think about how many people would be implicated, tied by #RICO and/or witnesses.

And then remember this is just *one* piece.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept This scarcely outlines the rolling disaster of a #RICO interconnecting so many crimes and perpetrators globally.

*Everyone* is effectively holding the bag for *all* of it.

#RICO
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept But let's not imply "Someone will talk."

Cohen flipped. Weisselberg & Pecker have *immunity.*

The man with recordings & 4-million+ files & the one reputedly coordinating *all* Trump Org money laundering.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept They're *already* talking.

And there's a multitude of frantic people getting drawn down by their piece of the conspiracy who desperately need to talk as well.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept At some point, we're automatically cross-checking *everything,* with supercomputing resources most professionals would consider unfathomable.

Embarrassingly parallel problems on this scale let us leverage them exponentially.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept So we'll start seeing not just interesting and unlooked-for patterns...

But where the patterns have been *changed.*
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept In some cases by falsifying recorded data, in others by someone imposing a change through various means of influence, including nefarious ones.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Yes, there was A Plan.

It's not just having effectively unlimited computational resources to throw at a problem.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept It's about making sure the right people get there first for *everyone's* sake & are able to automate this backcheck of existing data & assess & validate new data.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept But seriously.

LIBOR rates. Luxury real-estate prices. Junk-bond investments. Influxes of foreign funds.

Tech industries with nonsensical profit-loss statements/balance sheets/everything else.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Imagine having a global map of crime and subversion and superimposing on that a host of other factors, just checking to see where certain patterns align.

Leavened by confessions, records & hard-evidence of connections.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Imagine having effectively unlimited processing power which to do so, and being able to go back over decades.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept And we *already* woke #FinCEN in the context of the largest counterintel/law-enforcement investigation in history.

In a #RICO conspiracy uniting a vast array of #RICO conspiracies.

"One Ring to rule them all."
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Yes, there's a flaw in having one "Master Ring," in case you missed it.

Or in being the last guy holding it before you and it go plunging into the one fire that can destroy it.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Oh. & if you needed *one* last burst of lightning to illumine that map of crime, subversion & simple financial dealings...
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Now that we're sanctioning oligarchs, everyone has to not only tear themselves away from the targets, but *everyone* is reassessing their Russian contacts.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept And assets who bind themselves to Russia regardless not only reveal themselves... they risk being cast aside by everyone associated with them who *doesn't* want to go down with the ship.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Again, it's like the SF story "Who Goes There?"

The aliens (a metaphor for infiltration) were at a point where they had a chance of winning if they all pulled together.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept But being utterly self-centered, they helped tear apart their fellows rather than risk anything for another.

And now this conspiracy, down to its smallest drop of blood, is doing the same.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept In effect, if we change the equilibrium of the environment in which this crime and subversion has prospered and spread, the infection begins to devour *itself.*
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept We've changed that equilibrium.

What we've seen in the last weeks and days is simply more of the conspirators waking up to it.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Now there isn't a single investigation for Russia, et al to fight. Or a hundred. Or a thousand.

They are instead being taken apart from thousands and even millions of points simultaneously.

Krav maga x 1,000,000.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept I will say more about evidence sources in due course.

But the sheer scale of those *realizations* coming together is earthshaking.

Waking up to the hard evidence Weisselberg & Cohen are testifying to?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept To the reality that tracking down all this crime and subversion is the *duty* of our law enforcement and counterintelligence, and personally attacking them *all* is *not* dissuading them?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept To the inexorable logic of being involved in a #RICO conspiracy built on a foundation of innumerable unspeakable acts?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept So many witnesses and co-conspirators.

So many confessions.

So many networks and individual pieces of hard evidence.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Take records of what various individuals/organizations were charged for standard loans.

Compare with standard rates based on what LIBOR actually *was* that day.

Then look for discrepancies.

Especially for consistent patterns of them.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept If you're concerned about overstating the case, let's raise two even greater concerns.

One, someone desperate enough to make up crimes in their proffer.

Two, Russian intel, et al creating "deza" to confuse us.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept First, this is why it's useful to have so *many* evidence sources.

We don't have to postulate a huge conspiracy to manipulate LIBOR, we already *know* it was being manipulated.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
ft.com/content/f8e17f…
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept The question is, who else profited?

Given that at least one bank involved laundered at least $10 billion for Russia, it's far from a moot point.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
money.cnn.com/2017/01/31/inv…
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Similarly, there's no question that an unprecedented amount of short selling on American and United Airlines preceded the 9/11 attacks.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
cbsnews.com/news/profiting…
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Today, we have far ability to research the shell companies involved, because failure to cooperate w/#FinCEN means you can't be countersigned by US banks, & you *cease* to be a *bank.*
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
edition.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/eur…
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept But the real questions?

One, who shows up on that list of LLCs?

Russian intel/organized crime, perhaps?

Two, what records did people like Cohen and Weisselberg have on this, and what are they saying now?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept If any of these events were being used to launder money, what are the odds that they're referenced in records and communications?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Much like decade-old private emails of RBS executives joking about ravaging the US housing market?

Or the Deutsche Bank messages re: LIBOR which started that investigation?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
thehill.com/policy/finance…
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept So, there are two things to remember here.

1, the data processing resources to uncover a crime that seemed insuperable when you committed it may be laughable 5 or 10 years later.

When espionage & ongoing #RICO can still be prosecuted.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept 2, everything that turns up from #BigData or other major evidence sources can be validated using other hard evidence.

Not just testimony, but records and communications created years ago which can be independently confirmed in turn.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Further, this is what a vast, searchable database of crime and collusion really means.

What if there are suspect activities, and you can do a keyword search on those digitized records?

For words like LIBOR?

Or United Airlines?
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept "O, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!"

A web now burning with fire and light.

And all who spun their deceptions are now caught in them.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept I did want to clarify just how hard it is to tamper with some evidence when you're facing an investigation on this scale, and investigators who expect an exceptional degree of subterfuge.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Like so many pieces of evidence, those emails existed before they were hacked.

They almost certainly continue to exist in someone's records somewhere even if they were altered at the time of the hack itself. Which is unlikely.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Sony would have been backing up its data during that period, and the nature of the breach means they almost certainly preserved data on what was accessed, and likely handed over that information to law enforcement.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Also, any computers receiving those emails would have copies, if you have a mothballed server or two handling a lot of their data traffic, then a year's worth of logfiles may well be just sitting there.

But here's the fun part.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept As with so many of these databases, we can assume a trustworthy copy can be found.

So we can not only sift through to see what was altered, we can also see what the actors involved thought it was *important* to alter.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept That seems simple, to be sure.

But here we come to the beauty of having so *many* embarrassingly parallel problems.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept Whatever system you're using to compare contrasting databases of text *here* can likely be employed to sift databases in any similar situation.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept *And* what's the two things even basic quantum computing (or parallel processing, in its own way) can be leveraged to do?

Mass decryption, of course, but also *searching* *databases.*
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept But this embarrassingly parallel problem is illustrative of an even larger EPP.

We have quite a few people inclined to deceive - but we have a vast sea of hard evidence we can test their words and actions against.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept *Here* we're looking at potentially deleted or altered text.

In so many cases, investigators will be looking at acts deleted from testimony or records or whose ostensible nature has been altered.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept As with changes in the text, what is excised or distorted may be even more interesting than what is left in.

Worse, investigators already know this.

And have the wherewithal to check for these changes.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury

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Sep 23, 2018
@ericgarland Only the beginning, Eric.

Why?

I considered the flaw in cryptocurrency enabling the mass tracking/takedown of organized crime/Russian intel a modest side project for more than one reason. As we proceed, *why* will become more apparent.
@ericgarland So, SS7 protocols represent a massive flaw in cell-phone security.

Likely useful for years, but less so as it becomes public knowledge.

But sources & methods you *can* safely declassify?
cc: @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @thespybrief @911CORLEBRA777
@ericgarland @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @thespybrief @911CORLEBRA777 What if a staggering source of hard evidence in the Russian coup came from a technical weakness of rapidly diminishing utility, & which urgently needed to be closed anyway?
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Sep 15, 2018
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov It's hard to overstate how important a cooperating Manafort becomes to unraveling media subversion.

But let's start with Eric's documentation of media-influence operations & go from there.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov First, remember @ericgarland initially just released the public, executive summary of his research into *one* aspect of this - a consistent pattern of harassment in response to his original Game Theory thread.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov There are so many critical details to go over here.

One, the patterns were easily detected, & hard evidence could be found in abundance.

Two, Eric *didn't* stop with documenting & researching just that one piece.
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Sep 6, 2018
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept @gametheorytoday @DEAHQ So, to list of other things .@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury could use in a #BigData search to pull any remaining deep-cover spies:

Yes, as I've noted before, you can pull all the "re-issued" credentials, then check for any preceding ID.

But that's just a start.
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden @CIA @TheJusticeDept @gametheorytoday @DEAHQ That's an obvious thing .@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury could do, given the supposed tendency of deep-cover operatives to request "re-issuing" of a "lost" ID that never existed in the first place.
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Aug 21, 2018
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA Again, there was a warning about more evidence being released in tandem with egregious attacks on Kremlin's critics.

Given the targeting of Brennan, we’ve hit another tipping point.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA I was planning to drop more evidence sources, but I don't think everyone yet realizes the security-clearance fiasco is a giant evidence-reaping machine *in* *itself.*
@JohnBrennan @GenMhayden
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@ericgarland @20committee @JamesFourM @Medium @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @GCHQ @LincolnsBible @USTreasury @BarackObama @NATO @DARPA @JohnBrennan @GenMhayden As discussed previously in this thread, we have no shortage of people who direly need to proffer *something,* in the face of an investigation that needs neither their testimony nor their evidence.
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Jul 28, 2018
@TheRickWilson @LouiseMensch Oops.

For everyone seeking a deal w/law enforcement, there is one *small* detail we may have glossed over for all parties.

Asset forfeiture. To the government, and... to civil suits.
cc: @thespybrief @ericgarland @TrueFactsStated
@TheRickWilson @LouiseMensch @thespybrief @ericgarland @TrueFactsStated And if you're thinking you'll fight - *great!*

A #RICO conviction proving guilt up front?

Involving treason, organized crime, media collusion, child trafficking, etc?

*&* you harassed or threatened people's kids? *Not* just the adult ones?
@TheRickWilson @LouiseMensch @thespybrief @ericgarland @TrueFactsStated I'm sure jury pools drawn from DC, New York, London, etc will be sympathetic.

But do remember a couple of *other* trivial details.

One, the Democratic Party already filed such a suit, and named Russian intelligence as a defendant.
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Jul 21, 2018
@ericgarland @MingGao26 @YouTube Maybe I should clarify a few points. Nothing the .@FBI, .@NSAGov, .@DHSgov, @thespybrief aren't aware of already.

But for Russian operatives approaching the point of no return, why you *want* a deal w/#Mueller.
@ericgarland @MingGao26 @YouTube @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @thespybrief Briefly, as I've said before, the US can impose a total lockdown of any aggressor's economy, but the worst part is we can lift that total sanction on *everything* for a mere pittance - a virtual gift, even.

For every intel operative & leader involved in this assault.
@ericgarland @MingGao26 @YouTube @FBI @NSAGov @DHSgov @thespybrief If you're thinking, "Wait, we'd never be able to execute an attack like this again if they turn us in" you may have missed what a fiasco it is already.
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