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@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.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov Three, once you begin finding evidence, patterns, assets, tactics and strategies, you can look for some or all of those elements emerging elsewhere.

In other words, the perpetrators & the template of the attacks become useful indicators when searching for similar operations.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov 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.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov So, 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?
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov 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.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov While blackmailing in the wake a various large-scale hacks may seem like an aside, remember that may *also* be a motivation behind various media activities at the bidding of hostile foreign intelligence.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov But remember with #botnet support alone...

It's one thing to be openly conspiring.

It's another to have vast, complex PSYOPS coordinated w/the precision of a supercomputer.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov So where does that bring us with Manafort?

Remember that Robert Mueller presumably has *vast* reams of evidence on all of this.

But now there's a cooperating witness who can & will attest to the considerable coordination *he* was involved in.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov Remember also that some of our conspirators were so foolish as to call other conspirators under warrant & talk or chat using Signal or WhatsApp.

So we likely have conversations & records mentioning these actions, if not participants discussing their own roles.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov *Worse,* despite the existence of a massive investigation, Russia continued a pattern of evident attacks in the wake of the 2016 election against @ericgarland, @LouiseMensch, @20committee, @TrueFactsStated & even @FelisDave, among many others.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave Remember, this was the worst time to be doing any such coordinated defamation or other aggressive influence operations...

And yet, there they were.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave So again, where does Manafort get us?

It's not just that Federal law enforcement will know about everyone active now - they probably do already.

But as the investigation continues, they will be asking specific people about specific allegations.

*Not* just Manafort's.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave And with *vast* arrays of evidence backing them up.

Remember how many people flipped *long* before anyone knew about it.

How many deeply compromised, massively exposed lesser "kingpins" will look at the evidence against them and plead out?
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave So many of the next people to flip - or who desperately *want* to, if a deal is offered or even *entertained* - will be ones playing an incredibly bad hand.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave Multiple witnesses against them?

Recorded either on Signal calls, in Cohen's archives, or elsewhere?

Taking #bitcoin or #Cypriot transfers in payment?

A host of records regarding their work?

Obviously coordinated via Cambridge Analytica/#botnet/etc?
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave Oh, and as I was saying yesterday, don't forget how much light Manafort can shine on Kremlin strategies and operations not just in the US or Ukraine, but globally.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave *More* specific information about money laundering?

Not just on how the money was moved, but who was involved - not just supplying or expediting, but ultimately *receiving*?
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave Obviously quite a few heads of state, both sitting and former, have gone down in recent months.

But determining these people, coupled with and clarifying the evidence we have, would do a *great* deal to further cripple Russian influence operations globally.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave Remember, given everything we already have - from the #cryptocurrency map of crime and subversion to evidence seized from #botnets to #FinCEN investigations of laundered money to more evidence sources than will fit here - any investigation can be backed w/enormous resources.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave Not *just* into specific heads of state named by Manafort and verified by our surfeit of information, but various supporting figures around them.

This in the context of global networks that were *conspicuously* already going down.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave The other to remember about all of this is what I told the @FBI a year ago - with all these evidence sources, we're not just dealing with a map in space, but one unfolding over time.

To wit, there were people yet to be snared as this conspiracy careened to its doom.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI Among other things.

Because of the sensitivity of the case - a coup establishing a hostile foreign agent as President - we needed more than just an airtight case against *him.*

We needed cases so overwhelming that even the Mike Flynns and Paul Manaforts would capitulate.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI But we also needed to find the archives, networks, hubs of operation and key figures most central both to taking the entire conspiracy down and permanently destroying Russia, China, Iran & their allies' ability - and anyone *else's* ability - to ever do any of this ever again.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI And time was always invaluable.

Yes, there is an urgency to defeating the coup.

But on the one hand, we were always going to have to take the time to build that airtight case.

Which was effectively many, many airtight cases as we closed in on a host of supporting figures.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI Either flipping them outright or sealing their doom.

But in every case, harvesting all the intelligence and evidence available from each individual, each operation, each network, each technology, each tactic, each strategy.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI That continuous media assault on Eric, supported by #botnets, the rabid trolls and bots stalking Louise, and the years of harassment against John weren't just raising ire or building a general case.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI In the wake of the 2016 election, in the midst of a vast investigation, the conspirators were blatantly exposing assets, revealing priorities and illustrating a multitude of tactics while laying out much of their media and psychological warfare strategy.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI It's one thing to be able to unravel these details completely long after the deeds are done.

It's another to have people live, and to be able to take an immense map of their operations and superimpose what they're doing against it.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI This isn't meant academically.

@ericgarland did his Game Theory thread immediately after the election, and suddenly there was a priority target to defame.

@LouiseMensch wrote "Mr Putin, Let's Play Chess," and suddenly there was another.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI This sudden, unexpected and urgent need to destroy the credibility of these individuals, and anyone standing with them, meant assets from across the political spectrum were abruptly, nakedly coordinating their assaults.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI Again, Eric has documented this theater of engagement at length.

But what was going on? The paint-by-number pieces in which unknown authors were given a platform to defame professionals making the "wild claim" that Russia had clearly done what Russia had clearly done.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI Supposedly unconnected companies working in concert to support one another - such as the Washington Post invisibly backlinking to a much smaller outlet for no discernable reason other than to push up a hit piece in the search algorithm rankings - boosting an article's visibility.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI But all this did was enable the competitive intelligence expert they were stalking to gather and analyze their data and then look at the further connections between them &, say, Russia.

But then, we come to the really interesting part.

Eric briefed relevant CI/law enforcement.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI When people you know are receiving, say, #bitcoin from Russian intel networks show up in these operations, or media figures used by Paul Manafort to drive "narratives" in service of Russian propaganda, then who *else* shows up in these operations becomes interesting indeed.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI Or to sum up:
If Russian intel hadn't had to assemble this defamation/deza/propaganda operation at the drop of a hat - beginning attacks on Eric less than 24 hours after his Game Theory thread - we might not have grasped so quickly & so deeply just what media assets were theirs.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI But again, think about *everything* else.

When people are doing things right in front of you and don't know they're being watched, what do they reveal?

This isn't just a case you're cracking or a forensic history lesson.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI If there are botnets, how are they mobilized? Directed? Deployed?

How much critical information in seething inside of them?

And how much critical information is revealed by their actions?

Not just targets and taglines.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI Are they pushing particular misinformation or memes?

Are they deflecting or defensive?

How many bots and trolls are pushing a particular line of attack, and does it dovetail with any larger narrative they appear to be pushing more broadly?
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI Are they using trustwashed assets to target the Garlands, Mensches and Schindlers of the world? Or more prominent figures?

All of this is more than academic.

You don't just want to reveal assets.

You're looking for patterns indicative of other operations in motion.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI But you want all these data points to connect where they are connected - not just as a literal dense web of lines showing interactions.

But as a living map illuminated by understanding.

As the dark labyrinth fades away and data and epiphanies solidify into radiant truth.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI But here we come to the truly ironic part.

The above illustrates how a single line of attack could be so revealing, and such a reversal, for Russia.

But consider the larger context.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI Russia lost over 40% of her per-capita GDP at the beginning of this global assault in the wake of an oil and gas price crash from 6/24/14 through 2015 and beyond.

While engaged in an air war in Syria, a ground war in Ukraine, and cyber and psychological warfare everywhere else.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI #Botnets represent millions of points of vulnerability, yes, but effectively, *everything* Russia has is exposed, and in the end the Kremlin will lose almost everything.

But they didn't need to know that from the beginning.
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI If you really are caught up in a war of attrition, having the other side constantly defending positions they will lose anyway...

"Strongholds" that you know are little more than deathtraps, killboxes or at best paper fortresses...
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI Defensive positions that only scatter, weaken, expose and decimate their forces without hope of victory or even of wounding the legions hunting them to the ground...
@ericgarland @911CORLEBRA777 @JamesFourM @thespybrief @patribotics @LouiseMensch @ninaandtito @DirkSchwenk @xtrixcyclex @colinkalmbacher @claytonpurdom @emzanotti @RoyBlunt @FBIWFO @NewYorkFBI @FBILosAngeles @INTERPOL_HQ @DHSgov @20committee @TrueFactsStated @FelisDave @FBI You want them scrambling into their own minefields and shooting wildly - or at each other - as you crush their forces, turn their allies, strip their resources and secure every strategic objective you *really* have, while they're still trying to run hopeless counterattacks.

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


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?
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@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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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
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
@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.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ .@USTreasury
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Aug 4, 2018
@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.
.@FBI .@NSAGov .@DHSgov .@GCHQ
@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
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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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