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Author @mtc2020series of books. Executive Editor @OccupyDemocrats. Still @morningsidemtg @OnlyinMiamiShow @TheSternFacts @masksnoworg. Miami native. #HeatLifer
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Sep 24, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
@Lawrence the Russian historian Yuri Felshtinsky has written two major stories about my deep dive journalism. He's a world-famous Russian historian. He co-authored a book with Alexander Litvinenko, who Putin poisoned with polonium tea. Solid citation here.… Felshtinsky just released this story, which includes his affirmation of our work on Alexander Torshin and Maria Butina.…
Sep 15, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read


New video exposes #LosAngeles GOP congressional candidate @RealOmarNavarro as a real neo-Nazi supporter.

He posted a group photo with three of his neo-Nazi supporters in his Twitter profile cover photo, now Milo loves him.… H/t @TrickFreee
Sep 6, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Burt Reynolds is gone.

The world has lost a great FSU Seminole alum.

RIP Bandit. Did you know that Burt Reynolds designed the Noles iconic 1980s uniforms and donated the design to FSU?

He did.

Sep 6, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
The biggest Trump supporter in #Florida is the @FloridaGOP gubernatorial nominee @RonDeSantisFL.

@politicofl's @MarcACaputo reports he chose #Miami Republican Rep. Jeanette M. Nunez as his running mate.

This is what she had to say about Donald Trump: It looks so nice in the original mobile format.
Aug 27, 2018 11 tweets 12 min read
*** THREAD ***

Social Media Analysis of the race for #Miami's easternmost #FL27 Congressional district which has five Democrats vying to be the nominee (and presumptive front-runner) to replace Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

I used @crowdtangle to analyze all 5 candidates last 3 months. Twitter:

@david4florida - highest engagement rate, most retweets
@matthaggman - most popular single post, lowest engagement rate, most posts.
@VOTEHEPBURN - doing better than:
@rosengonzalez - least posts, fewest interactions
@DonnaShalala - nearly fewest posts, underperforming
Aug 25, 2018 8 tweets 6 min read
*** THREAD ****

This is the real reason why Russia's Taganskaya mafia calls Alexander Torshin the Godfather.

He's got a private army

Torshin used those credentials to impress the NRA and infiltrate them as part of the #TrumpRussia election attacks.… The Vityaz are a prestigious former brigade of the Russian Ministry of Interior, which have been reorganized into three parts, two of them private.

- A battalion of regulars in RosGvard, Putin's praetorian guard.

- A spetznaz training center
- A private security company
Aug 25, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
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Commendators say @realDonaldTrump a mob boss for saying that, "it's called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal."

So I thought I'd make a thread of the Teflon Don John Gotti's actual quotations about rats so we can make a fair comparison based on his peer. John Gotti came to the railing that separates the well of the courtroom from the spectators' section and told reporters, referring to Mr. Cardinali, ''Not one thing he said was the truth - except his rat name.''

The New York Times

Dec. 2, 1986

Jul 27, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
*** THREAD ***

#Miami Commissioners @JoeCarolloNow @KeonHardemon @kenrussellmiami just put a vague 3-page public land giveaway on the ballot in November to "let the voters decide" on a blank check 100-acre no-bid real estate deal for a billionaire with a soccer stadium.

1/ Local residents are telling me they feel threatened by the two arson blazes at the 175-acre city's Melreese golf course and adjacent Grapeland Water Park.

It's tough for voters to feel comfortable debating amidst these acts of devastating violence.

Jul 23, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
No @SopanDeb,

Sacha Baron Cohen is not James O'Keefe.

1) O'Keefe failed, so he resorted to a criminal break into a sitting Senator's office.

2) He got convicted.

3) O'Keefe is a political operative.

4) Even when O'Keefe doesn't get the goods, he just releases lies.

Sacha Baron Cohen is

1) Not breaking any laws.

2) Never been convicted for his work.

3) Not a political operative, he's an entertainer.

4) Not making things up to release to further his political agenda.

Jul 19, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
@Lawrence this is the big story from three weeks ago. It has details from the Maria Butina indictment and about Scott Walker.

It also reveals who in the Republican Party brought Torshin here, introduced him to the prayer breakfast and Dana Rorhabacher.… The gentlemen on the left was interviewed by NPR yesterday without pointing any of this out.…
Jul 16, 2018 9 tweets 5 min read
Maria Butina just got arrested for being a #TrumpPutin spy and infiltrating the NRA.

Let me tell you more about her from my #GrandOldPutinParty report.

#TreasonSummit… Three weeks ago @patrickLSimpson and I released the #GrandOldPutinParty series, a story in 5 parts, detailing how Republicans got in bed with Vladimir Putin's Russia.

Torshin is just one part. His deputy just went down for maintaining the ruse.…
Jul 11, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
If you just watched the end of #Maddow she recapped Michael Flynn joining a foreign lobbying firm and un-joining it this afternoon.

This *** THREAD *** explains the #TrumpRussia connection between Flynn and Stonington, owned by a Qatari registered agent.… In May I reported that disgraced former Trump NSA Gen. Michael Flynn was targeted by a Qatari spy ring who said that he "took their money."


Jul 9, 2018 16 tweets 5 min read
*** THREAD ***

I would like to say something about the #Miami MLS proposal.

Firstly, forget the merits, there's a big problem.

The process.

I do not trust it.

Residents must make a final decision on a complex multi-million dollar real estate transaction.

Thus far, the @MiamiHerald's @joeflech was stonewalled when requesting the public records to report on it during the last month.

The vote is Thursday.

Then it goes to a referendum where competing groups will dump millions of dollars into lobbying a plan nobody has seen yet.

Jun 30, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
Here is Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani meeting with a cult-like Iranian organization called MEK. The MEK is the Iranian flavor of Ahmed Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress. An astroturf grassroots organization.

But they're popular in the Neo-Con community.

Very popular.…
Jun 26, 2018 16 tweets 11 min read
*** THREAD ****

This is the #GrandOldPutinParty

How did Putin subordinate the Republican party after helping Donald Trump get elected?

This series helps explain why the GOP went along with the #TrumpRussia plot.

#Republicans helped plan the whole thing.

#TheResistance Putin's American lobbying efforts have had lots of help from Republicans, including one Soviet-emigre professor who wrote a book on behalf of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a former Pennsylvania GOP Representative.

May 25, 2018 20 tweets 6 min read
Who's ready for a little game theory?


If you said yes, this isn't the ***THREAD*** for you.

I'm just going to speculate about recent #TrumpRussia events here.

These aren't reports.

Just ideas.

Ok? 1) Sealed indictments?

By now there's a very good chance some have been filed as a safety valve to protect against any illegal firing of Mueller.

A sealed indictment survives the prosecutor who files it, if he's fired.

It could be amended (in theory) from time to time.

May 20, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
I guess this story I wrote before the election with masterful research from @funder @TheDemCoalition about Trump's Saudi business ties seems more important in the wake of revelations that Mueller's #TrumpRussia probe... is now a #TrumpSaudi probe too.… I broke a story about the connection between Qatar Airways and the #TrumpRussia affair last March.

@HuffPost censored my contributor account for writing this story.

Turns out that I was 100% correct.

Does @lpolgreen care to comment?…
May 16, 2018 24 tweets 10 min read
*** THREAD ***

The Prince, The President, The General, and a Fixer.

My reporting uncovered a key #TrumpRussia dossier meeting between Qatar's Foreign Minister, a top asset manager and the Trump presidential transition, including fixer/bagman Michael Cohen. Five days ago, I tweeted this link to go into my first #TrumpRussia story about claims that a wealthy Qatari businessman claimed he paid off General Flynn.

May 13, 2018 21 tweets 10 min read
*** THREAD ***

Qatar Investments Director Ahmed al Rumaihi runs an internal division of the Qatar Investment Authority.

He bragged about a payoff to Gen. Flynn.

He went to Trump Tower on 12/12/2016 during the transition and Flynn was there. He enters around 7:38 and lingers until going upstairs with Michael Cohen at 7:42…
May 2, 2018 11 tweets 6 min read
*** THREAD ***

We are in a Constitutional Crisis right now.

The President is under a criminal obstruction of justice probe for trying to halt the #TrumpRussia investigation.

Congress is harassing the Deputy AG overseeing the investigation.

Trump faces a grand jury subpoena. Trump's allies in the House GOP Freedom Caucus are calling impeachment of Deputy AG Rosenstein the "last resort.

There's a 0% chance that charge earns 2/3rds of Senators.

There's a 100% chance it would be a political sham.…
Apr 21, 2018 24 tweets 8 min read
*** THREAD ***

If you're wondering why President @realDonaldTrump is so busy spinning a web of even bigger lies, lies that anyone can see are nonsense, and Republicans are releasing damaging information to him but living in opposite land, let me explain.

#TheResistance #AMjoy Let's start with the awful truth.

Trump and his shameful Republican defenders are using a deliberate technique called "The Big Lie" invented by Hitler.