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Oct 3, 2018 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
He would never see his son become President, that would have seemed impossible, but he gave his son some advice that may explain @realDonaldTrump's ambition: “Be a killer". Not your typical fatherly advice, but Fred was no ordinary father. 1/5
Fred Trump's fortune was estimated at $1B when he died. That wealth can be traced from meagre earnings from prostitution in Canada to a post-war middle class apartment boom in New York. It began at a brothel in Yukon, Canada. 2/5 cbc.ca/news/canada/tr…
<Thread> Here’s PR guy Rob Goldstone revealing details about two important Trump-Russia bookmarks. The Moscow Miss Universe in 2013 and the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting. 1/5
Goldstone worked for Azeri-born pop singer Emin Agalarov. Emin’s father is oligarch Aras Agalorov. They sponsored the Miss Universe in Moscow in 2013 with Trump. They are tied to Putin and Azerbaijan. 2/5
<Thread> Let’s talk about family values. Pence, Pompeo and Carson addressed the anti-LGBTQ Values Voter Summit this weekend. 1/10. nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-ou…
The Summit is hosted by Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council which styles itself as a religious liberty organization though it spends much of its time supporting anti-gay campaigns from Uganda to Russia. The FRC is a dues-paying member of the WCF. 2/10
Sep 12, 2018 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
<Thread> I’ve written about Trump-Russia in detail for 2 years. The finding that is hardest to share is Russia’s support for al-Qaida and ISIS. @LincolnsBible takes you through a body of evidence that links the Russian mob to terror groups. 1/6
It sounds conspiratorial, shakes our fundamental beliefs, recasts Russians as terrorists. Rival is one thing but funders of brutal terror groups responsible for the world’s worst tragedies? That was a lot to accept. I first wrote about it last June. 2/6 narativ.org/2017/06/07/an-…
Sep 1, 2018 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
<Thread> We appreciate the attention from @LincolnsBible and are grateful for the community of courageous and talented researchers and journalists who deserve credit for their efforts in exposing the truth in the months before and after the 2016 Crisis. /more @traciemac_Bmore
It’s extremely unfortunate that the mainstream networks failed to report the work of these independent journalists, bloggers and researchers. They have deprived them of much-needed oxygen for their work and income to continue it. /more @traciemac_Bmore
Aug 20, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
<THREAD> Full recordings of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, made on board his yacht by escort Nastya Rybka, may never see the light of day. Rybka says she handed the tapes back to Deripaska in exchange for a "special something". 1/5 abcn.ws/2nTKvff
That's unfortunate because one of the tapes is said to contain audio of Deripaska talking about Russian intervention in the U.S. elections. Deripaska paid Trump campaign chairman Paull Manafort millions of dollars to promote Russia in the U.S. 2/5
Aug 18, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
McGahn was a first-hand witness to Flynn’s delayed firing, as well as Comey’s abrupt one, the cover story for Don Jr.’s Russia meeting, and much more.
Many questions for any legal minds, I posted a few in the thread below, if anyone has answers.
Q1. Is McGhan at legal risk if he doesn’t cooperate. Why?
Aug 18, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Just a reminder Stephen Bannon, Breitbart and Cambridge Analytica are all funded by Robert and Rebekah Mercer, who also own a PAC. narativ.org/2017/08/20/pol…@traciemac_Bmore
Bannon is the architect of a “culture war” which uses improperly obtained private information to emotionally trigger Facebook users with content based on their fears. narativ.org/2017/09/05/psy…
Aug 16, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Totally agree with @lauferlaw. The consequential news today is #Manafort, yet the networks prefer a play by play of #Omarosa and @realDonaldTrump’s distraction game. @cnn and @msnbc answer to the god of ratings. If they spent more time on journalism, we would be further ahead.
Omarosa is neither a victim, nor a whistle-blower. To suggest her self-centred narrative is comparable to a systematic and sustained attack on the US by a hostile foreign nation is like believing the plot of a pot-boiler you’re reading on a plane about to crash into the ground.
Aug 13, 2018 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
1. New timeline event: March 14, 2016, Time Warner Center, NYC.
Kushner met Henry Kissinger and Dimitri Simes, both from the Kremlin-linked "Center for the National Interest".
<THREAD> As you go through the challenges of ordinary life today, spare a thought for Vladimir Putin, who is likely having his worst day ever. 1/6
The Senate could soon pass new sanctions against Russia. The Russian Kommersant newspaper obtained a draft of what those sanctions could look like. Experts describe them as "extreme" and "nuclear". 2/6 meduza.io/en/news/2018/0…
Aug 9, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
What the Saudis, U.A.E. and the U.S. are doing in Yemen is creating a humanitarian disaster, which today killed dozens of children. Are Yemen's gold, coal, oil and gas resources a motivating factor for the coalition? @RepBarbaraLee
Any ties between the bailout and geopolitics is purely circumstantial at this point, but it's worth noting a Qatari sheikh had previously backed out of providing a lifeline to Kushner's family business. We wrote about it here: 2/6 @traciemac_Bmore
Aug 6, 2018 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
<THREAD> Some Republicans seem to be conducting acts of sedition in open. Is it a Kremlin campaign? Here’s @RandPaul in Moscow inviting Russian lawmakers to visit Capitol Hill after meetings with his Kremlin overlords. 1/5
<THREAD> Crown Prince Salman saved the quarter for a Trump Hotel. This could have something to do with Trump’s public support for a Saudi-led blockade of Qatar and his willingness to sell US-made weapons to the Saudis - who are waging a war, some call genocidal, in Yemen. 1/4
Salman and Jared Kushner have developed a deep friendship, too. It’s well known Jared likes to mix his politics with his family business, even if it means shifting the balance of power. We wrote about it here. 2/4. @traciemac_Bmorenarativ.org/2017/11/23/bil…
Aug 1, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Butina certainly has many talents. Greenberg's political and business lean tilts heavily towards Russia. His Center for National Interest is the most Kremlin-friendly think-tank in DC. and guess what @traciemac_Bmore? The Center hosted Trump's Mayflower Speech on April 27 2016.
Yes, this significant Mayflower speech which was fundamental in establishing a working agreement between Trump's campaign and Russia. In attendance was a veritable who's who of suspicious Washington types with last names like Flynn, Kislyak and Sessions. narativ.org/2017/06/17/mee…
Jul 26, 2018 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
<THREAD> Are we heading towards a major Middle East war? Here’s why you should pay attention. Saudi Arabia has suspended oil shipments through the Red Sea after one of its tankers was attacked. 1/5 express.co.uk/news/world/994…
As I mentioned in this thread earlier this week, @realDonaldTrump’s Iran tweet was more than bluster. The U.S. could easily be drawn into war, if tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia escalate. 2/5
<THREAD> Behind her well-coiffed and managed public persona, @IvankaTrump is a ruthless businesswoman intimately tied to her father's businesses and political ambitions and unafraid to break the rules. Here are just some of the ways she has potentially flouted the law: 1/7
Even though she is now shuttering her clothing line, it seems @IvankaTrump's company benefited by receiving Chinese trademarks for her products just as she and her father met Chinese President Xi. 2/7 nytimes.com/2018/05/30/us/…
Jul 23, 2018 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
<THREAD> Is @realDonaldTrump serious about war with Iran? 1/9
You woke up this morning to a twitter rant from @realDonaldTrump threatening war with Iran. This is not new fodder for the administration. My story from Feb last year looked at the looming war of Islam and the influence of Stephen Bannon. 2/9 narativ.org/2017/02/08/the…