twitter:ToddHarrisonDC twitterde op vrijdag 25-05-2018 om 21:12:17 I watched this portion of @realDonaldTrump's speech at the Naval Academy today, and can't let it go. In just 2 minutes he makes at least 6 factual errors. Watch the clip and then read the rest of this thread: https://t.co/4QrUFktStp reageer retweet
quote:As Rebecca Kahl remembers it, something felt odd about the initial email. It came in May 2017 from a woman named Adriana Gavrilo, who claimed to work for a London-based private equity firm. She was writing to Kahl with an offer: Her firm wanted to support the Washington public school where Kahl sends her daughter and helps lead a fundraising committee.
"I'm not sure how this woman found me," Kahl said in a recent interview with NBC News. "I wasn’t employed by the school. I was not on the school's website."
Kahl responded by connecting Gavrilo with school administrators. But Gavrilo’s reply made it clear that she wanted to meet only with Kahl.
At that point Kahl mentioned the exchange to her husband, Colin, who had been an assistant to President Barack Obama and national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden. They agreed that it smelled fishy, and Rebecca stopped responding. The exchange died.
A year later, it turns out that the Kahls were right: Something was amiss. Gavrilo was a fake identity, one of several assumed by an operative working for Black Cube, a shadowy Israeli private security firm.
Internal Black Cube documents obtained by NBC News and interviews of sources with direct knowledge of Black Cube’s operations reveal a business intelligence company with governmental contracts and a special department for politically motivated work.
A source familiar with Black Cube’s outreach to the Kahls told NBC News that it was part of an effort to discredit Obama administration officials who had worked on the Iran nuclear deal – and, by extension, the deal itself. Black Cube sought evidence of nefarious behavior, such as financial or sexual impropriety, by the deal's architects, including Colin Kahl. Operatives hoped to obtain such evidence by befriending their targets or their targets’ associates.
Also targeted was Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser under Obama, whose wife, Ann Norris, was approached by a Black Cube operative about consulting on a political drama for TV. Norris had previously worked at the State Department.
The undercover campaign to discredit the Iran deal was first reported by the British newspaper The Observer and by The New Yorker.
In a statement to NBC News, Black Cube said it has no relationship to the Iran nuclear deal.SPOILERtwitter:justinhendrix twitterde op zaterdag 26-05-2018 om 12:29:03 One reason Donald may be so obsessed with "spies" right now is that he apparently hired Black Cube to spy on American citizens. As always with him, the crimes he believes were committed against him are actually projections of his own evil acts. https://t.co/40PdxhH5Hf reageer retweet“The fundamental cause of the trouble in the modern world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”— Bertrand Russell
quote:The Department of Homeland Security said Friday it will issue 15,000 additional guest worker visas for 2018, facing an outcry from business owners who say they’re being hurt by the country’s labor squeeze.
It was the second year in a row that DHS agreed to allocate an extra 15,000 guest worker visas, on top of the 66,000 annual cap established by Congress. Lawmakers have granted DHS the authority to exceed the cap, and in recent weeks they have urged Nielsen to allow more foreigners to alleviate the tight labor market, with the unemployment rate at 3.9 percent.
The H-2B visas are for foreigners who take seasonal jobs in seafood, tourism, landscaping, construction and others industries — but not farmworkers. Critics of the guest worker program say such jobs should pay more to attract more teenagers and American workers who have dropped out of the labor force.
In a statement, DHS said Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen determined that not enough “qualified, U.S. workers [were] available . . . to satisfy the needs of American businesses.”SPOILER“The fundamental cause of the trouble in the modern world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”— Bertrand Russell
twitter:realDonaldTrump twitterde op zaterdag 26-05-2018 om 21:28:04 With Spies, or “Informants” as the Democrats like to call them because it sounds less sinister (but it’s not), all over my campaign, even from a very early date, why didn’t the crooked highest levels of the FBI or “Justice” contact me to tell me of the phony Russia problem? reageer retweet
twitter:kylegriffin1 twitterde op zaterdag 26-05-2018 om 21:35:08 1. The President of the United States is calling the FBI and Justice Department "crooked" because they are investigating him (based on evidence and lawful court orders).2. The FBI *did* warn Trump during the campaign. https://t.co/fkQIet58ts https://t.co/WdNQBOZ4YB reageer retweet
twitter:realDonaldTrump twitterde op zaterdag 26-05-2018 om 21:41:50 This whole Russia Probe is Rigged. Just an excuse as to why the Dems and Crooked Hillary lost the Election and States that haven’t been lost in decades. 13 Angry Democrats, and all Dems if you include the people who worked for Obama for 8 years. #SPYGATE & CONFLICTS OF INTEREST! reageer retweet
twitter:kylegriffin1 twitterde op zaterdag 26-05-2018 om 21:45:40 Remember that Mueller and his team have:• Issued 8 indictments covering 19 individuals and 3 businesses• Secured 5 guilty pleas• 2 criminal cases headed to trial• 1 one individual already serving a prison sentence https://t.co/V590ZtMNaM reageer retweet
Gaat niet gebeuren, de ruggegraat ontbreekt daarvoor.quote:Op zaterdag 26 mei 2018 23:36 schreef ExtraWaskracht het volgende:
Het nare is dat door de herhaling van de bullshit kennelijk een aantal republikeinen en independents het ook gaan geloven: Trump’s war of attrition against Mueller bears fruit among Republicans.
Hij realiseert zich maar al te goed dat de publieke opinie belangrijk is hierin, en doet het enige wat hij kan doen... schreeuwen om het onderzoek zwart te maken ... daarbij krijgt hij dan ook nog hulp van zijn politieke vrienden. Het wordt hoog tijd dat er eens wat teruggevochten wordt en/of dat mensen die nu in de rechtse media zijn leugens verdedigen eens een ruggengraat krijgen.
quote:"Together there is nothing Americans can't do, absolutely nothing," Trump told 2018 graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy. “In recent years, and even decades, too many people have forgotten that truth. They've forgotten that our ancestors trounced an empire, tamed a continent, and triumphed over the worst evils in history."
quote:Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have obtained a presentation prepared by an Israel-based private intelligence firm that outlines ways in which Donald Trump’s 2016 election was helped by fake news and fake social-media accounts, according to people familiar with the presentation and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Mueller’s interest in the presentation suggests his investigation is focusing on the role of social-media manipulation during the 2016 campaign. Intelligence officials have said that cyber-influence campaigns, sometimes covertly sponsored by foreign governments, are expected to become a major part of political campaigning in the coming years.
The presentation consists of nine slides and was prepared by the Psy-Group, a firm that boasts of ties to elite Israeli intelligence agencies. It isn’t clear who received the Psy-Group presentation, but it appears to have been created sometime after the 2016 election.
People familiar with the presentation describe it as an internal analysis drawn up by the firm to drum up U.S. political business—saying that it was essentially used as marketing material for the firm’s operation and analytical capabilities. It also represents a “proof of concept” of how a firm like Psy-Group would have manipulated the 2016 campaign as well as future campaigns, people said.
It is unclear how much of the presentation consists of the firm’s analysis of online activity during the campaign and how much is a hypothetical pitch.
Marc Mukasey, a lawyer for Mr. Zamel, said the presentation copy that Mr. Mueller has obtained was a “sample type analysis of what they could do.”
A spokesman for Mr. Mueller declined to comment.SPOILERtwitter:SethAbramson twitterde op zondag 27-05-2018 om 03:50:02 If Robert Mueller is looking at "social media manipulation during the 2016 election," as the Wall Street Journal says, the chances he's looking at Erik Prince's November 4, 2016 interview with Breitbart, in which he in a premeditated way spreads domestic disinformation, are 100%. reageer retweet
[ Bericht 6% gewijzigd door Kijkertje op 27-05-2018 03:54:09 ]“The fundamental cause of the trouble in the modern world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”— Bertrand Russell