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Reporting on Washington & foreign policy. Just Security ed board. Al-Monitor, Politico, Foreign Policy alum. RTs not endorsements. Email lkrozen at gmail
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Sep 29, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Hm. No State readout (yet) of Pompeo/Saudi FM Jubeir meeting this morning. via @Joyce_Karam, followed up by a Trump call with Saudi King 1/ Wonder if Pompeo and Trump are pressing the Saudis to open their oil pumps to try to lower gas prices before the US midterms. 2/
Sep 17, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Kavanaugh denial also strange because he claimed not to know the woman’s name before yesterday, but per Prof. Ford’s letter 1/ Judge seemed to remember when he saw her again and was distinctly uncomfortable. Judge/Hume tweets also suggest 2/
Aug 31, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
think “Foreigner B” may be Serhiy Lyovochkin whose Feb2017 oped sounds like 1 in indictment usnews.com/topics/author/… assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4806… Indictment says Patten tried to set up meetings for Foreigners A (Kilimnik) and B (Lyovochkin?) with members of Congress and staff
Aug 15, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
“Archived versions of [Trump campaign spox Katrina] Pierson’s website show that it and Truthfeed used the same account” More on strange links between Trump campaign spox and pro Trump fake news site favored by Russia troll factory bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Aug 10, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
how does he not get held in contempt? he can avoid being held in contempt if he legitimately takes the fifth, (which he can do in writing), @renato_mariotti tells me. 2/
Aug 9, 2018 8 tweets 1 min read
Remember the strange Tulsi Gabbard trip to Syria where turns out she met Assad? theguardian.com/us-news/2017/j… Rand Paul Russia trip reminded me 1/ Then (January 2017), as now, there is some question of if the trip had some function or communicated some message for Trump White House. 2/
Aug 5, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
(have sinking suspicion, unconfirmed, that Trump and Putin might have discussed this in Helsinki, and Russia rolling it out to test) Russian embassy take on Seagal appointment. notes he got russian citizenship in Nov. 2016. interesting timing
Jul 30, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Pompeo: “if the Iranians demonstrate a commitment to make fundamental changes in how they treat their own people...” 1/ I don’t buy this is a real US demand. not under Trump, not under Obama, etc. & for the Iranian Americans who want US to back regime change,
Jul 18, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
Butina’s closest tie to US is US Person 1..”but she appears to treat that relationship as simply a necessary aspect of her activities.” Govt filing: “Butina Appears to Have Ties to the Russian Intelligence Services” assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4609…
Jul 16, 2018 17 tweets 2 min read
marcy @emptywheel kept telling friend and me this Trump meeting with Putin was going to be epic mistake. and I couldn’t quite see what would make it so bad, since Trump had to understand the optics. and it was so much trillion fold worse than anyone could believe. 2/
Jul 3, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
redoing, re: this below intriguing post 1/ what think know about the source:
the source is American.
the source is not in the Trump camp.
2/
Jun 12, 2018 29 tweets 3 min read
I don’t have any experience w/ North Korea nuclear diplomacy. I covered US/international nuclear diplomacy with Iran intensively since 2012 Am so grateful to @AlMonitor which let me cover the years of mid level talks in Geneva & Vienna & wherever where often nothing much happened
May 22, 2018 15 tweets 2 min read
in Nader Broidy emails on lobbying Trump on behalf of UAE KSA & aug3 Don Jr meeting w Nader Prince and Zamel, I see what UAE & KSA get They strongly influenced Trump’s foreign policies to the Gulf/ME region. But how did they pay Trump? I doubt he did it for free
May 17, 2018 17 tweets 5 min read
Goldstone: at some point it was conveyed to me...that Mr. Trump did in fact want to know if there was a possibility of meeting Pres. Putin Trump camp put request to meet Putin in writing. Goldstone says he was in the room when Kremlin spokesman Peskov called
May 6, 2018 32 tweets 9 min read
On Reuben Capital Partners, cover firm used in op to suppress negative Harvey Weinstein stories, per New Yorker, &in email to Kahl’s wife 1/ Reubencapitalpartners.com web domain registered March 28, 2017 using godaddy.com &proxy masking client ID godaddy.com/whois/results.…
May 6, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Thread. Sounds like MO used by Black Cube as documented in Ronan Farrow Weinstein expose very similar modus operandi as this, see newyorker.com/news/news-desk… @ColinKahl
Apr 20, 2018 21 tweets 3 min read
Trump looks worse tonight on Russia stuff than before, seemingly because of his congressional allies’ leak of the comey memos,1/ (and, of lesser import, Comey, who wasn’t having the best week with book tour, looks better 2/2
Apr 5, 2018 15 tweets 2 min read
Syrian opp friend said today, Trump giving Netanyahu things he does not need now. But netanyahu not in position to complain much now at what he is not getting that he may need/want more.
Mar 26, 2018 15 tweets 2 min read
short take: with dubai port world rejection by congress, it seems UAE started to try to learn to lobby congress. one place they looked pro Israel groups. and could see arrangement where UAE paying and merging agendas with pro israel groups as shared/useful
Feb 25, 2018 11 tweets 1 min read
"If it is what you say, I love it, especially later in the summer." "Russia, if you are listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing."
Sep 12, 2017 6 tweets 1 min read
A think tank contact working on national security issues tells me: Major DC conservative think tanks that are linked into the Trump team 1/ are quietly preparing studies on the aftermath of war with North Korea...A couple of the shops with big teams of analysts. 2/