Author @mtc2020series of books. Executive Editor @OccupyDemocrats. Still @morningsidemtg @OnlyinMiamiShow @TheSternFacts @masksnoworg. Miami native. #HeatLifer
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. english.gordonua.com/amp/news/exclu…
Felshtinsky just released this story, which includes his affirmation of our work on Alexander Torshin and Maria Butina.
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
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#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.
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.
I would like to say something about the #Miami MLS proposal.
Firstly, forget the merits, there's a big problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.