The years long narrative ‘Ukraine rather than RU meddled in the 2016 elex’ is a RU Intel Op, US Intel says.

US Intel officials informed senators and their aides of the origin of this narrative & how it serves RU

Yet GOP continue to amplify the falsehoods

RU had engaged in a yearslong campaign to essentially frame Ukraine as responsible for Moscow’s own hacking of the 2016 election.

The briefing came as Republicans stepped up their defenses of Mr. Trump in the Ukraine affair.

The revelations demonstrate Russia’s persistence in trying to sow discord among its adversaries — and show that the Kremlin apparently succeeded, as unfounded claims about Ukrainian interference seeped into Republican talking points

US intel agencies believe Moscow is likely to redouble its efforts as the 2020 presidential campaign intensifies.

The classified briefing for senators also focused on RU’s evolving influence tactics, including its growing ability to better disguise ops.

RU has engaged in a “long pattern of deflection” to pin blame for its malevolent acts on other countries, Hill said, not least Ukraine, a former Soviet republic.

“The RUs have a particular vested interest in putting UKR, UKR leaders in a very bad light,”

By amplifying this disinfo campaign, GOP appear to be aiding & abetting Russian interests, which imperils our NatSec interests in countering RU aggression.

Russian intel operatives deployed a network of agents to blame Ukraine for its 2016 interference.

Starting at least in 2017, the operatives peddled a mixture of now-debunked conspiracy theories along with established facts to leave an impression that the gov’t in Kyiv, not Moscow, was responsible for the DNC hackings & other interference efforts in 2016

The RU intel officers conveyed the info to prominent RU & UKRs who then used a range of intermediaries, like oligarchs, businessmen & their assocs, to pass the material to US political figures & even some journalists, who were likely unaware of its origin🙄

Russia’s operation to blame Ukraine has become more relevant as
Republicans continue to amplify these RU intel narratives during the impeachment inquiry by falsely asserting Ukraine not RU interfered in the 2016 campaign, American officials said.

FACT: Putin ordered military & intel operatives to mount a broad campaign to sabotage the American election.

The Russians in 2016 conducted covert operations to hack Democratic computers and to use social media to exploit divisions among Americans.

Ukrainian Gas (Naftogaz) CEO: I’ll Talk to Feds Investigating Rudy Giuliani’s Business Dealings

Naftogaz is reportedly connected to Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two men who allegedly worked with Giuliani to pressure Ukraine into investigating the Bidens

Parnas and Fruman allegedly tried to use their political connec to replace the leadership at Naftogaz, which resisted the two men's efforts for a gas deal. #Firtash

Prosecutors are reportedly inv’g Giuliani for potential campaign finance violations &

Illegal lobbying. The investigation reportedly stems from the probe into Parnas & Fruman re Naftogaz.

Reminder: Two Ukrainian gas industry experts say the gas-market reforms pushed by Biden & others in 2014 & 2015 hit Firtash in the wallet, & badly.

I wonder if Hunter Biden was placed on the Burisma board to keep an eye on the oligarchs. Hmmm...

Dr. Hill calls right-wing Soros attacks the ‘new Protocols of the Elders of Zion’

UK (MI6) knew in 2016 of Trump’s ‘suspicious links’ to Russia, book claims

No 10 did not ‘push matter’ to avoid offending US president,

MI6 was “already aware” in 2016 of “suspicious links” between Russia & the Trump campaign

The surveillance app of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page had a proper legal & factual basis

Russia Inquiry Review Is Said to Criticize F.B.I. but Rebuff Claims of Biased Acts

A watchdog report will portray the pursuit of a wiretap of an ex-Trump adviser as a tad sloppy, but it also debunks some accusations by Trump allies of F.B.I. wrongdoing.

Trump’s 2020 budget proposal, the largest in federal history, seeks to reduce economic support, slashing spending on anti-corruption programs generally and on such programs in Ukraine, in particular.

The Trump adm tried to do the same thing last year

Impeachment is about to get a Robert Mueller reprise

Now that the Ukraine hearings are over, Democrats want to hold at least one Mueller-related impeachment hearing on Trump's possible obstruction and perjury.

Trump on 'Fox & Friends': I 'want a trial' in the Senate, pushes debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory originally promulgated by Russian military intelligence

Bolton Allies Cut Out ‘Three Amigos’ for Direct Line to Kyiv

The Alleged Russian Mobsters in Trump World’s Orbit: A Dirty Dozen

Semion Mogilevich
Vyacheslav Ivankov
Felix Komarov
Eduard Nektalov
David Bogatin
Felix Sater
Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov
Sam Kislin
Tevfik Arif
Dmytro Firtash
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman & more.

Global Warming Suit Against Oil Industry Goes to Appeals Court

NY sued Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP, Shell, ConocoPhillips

Mystery grows over Lebanon aid hold-up as impeachment looms

South Korea Decides to Stay in Japan Intelligence Alliance at Last Minute

Obama Tells Democrats to ‘Chill Out’ and Focus on Trump

He urges candidates to ‘go beyond’ what he accomplished

But former president warns party not to use ‘purity tests’

In Ukraine's bleak east, US aid saves lives, raises morale

A Former Fox News Exec Divides Americans Using Russian Tactics

An inv’n found that several sites owned by Ken LaCorte push inflammatory items — hair on fire stories, petitions and the occasional conspiracy theory — to the L/R public.


Disasters Don’t Deter Trump in His Drive to Deregulate Industry

Trump’s professed goal of rolling back “job-killing” regulations has led to weakening mandates proposed or enacted after three of the worst industrial accidents of the last decade:

Shepard Smith Donates Half a Million to Press Freedom Group

Trump donor Imaad Zuberi could face new federal charges

Bribes, Lies and Money-Laundering Case Is Ready for U.S. Juryp

Netanyahu Won’t Go Quietly and Will Opt for the Burning Torches

Gantz's Party Demands Netanyahu Resign Ministerial Posts Following Indictment

'According to the High Court of justice, a minister against whom an indictment is filed, isn't able to continue holding onto his post," said Kahol Lavan in a petition to the AG.

Bayer's Monsanto pleads guilty to illegal Hawaii pesticide spraying

The World May Have a Bigger Problem Than a Potential Recession
OECD flags changes in global economy with long-term fallout
Highlights climate change, shift in geopolitical order😱

CBS Sued by Investor Seeking Files on $11.7B Viacom Deal
Fund says Shari Redstone may have engaged in wrongdoing

Gazprom raises $3 billion from single buyer with discounted stake

Deutsche Bank sues Madoff feeder funds for reneging on $1.6B claims sale

FB Executive Joel Kaplan ‘Helped Quarterback’ His Pal Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Nom

How the Saudi Aramco IPO Came Back to Life

To revive the oil giant’s long-delayed listing, MbS slashed through his bureaucracy to silence or remove naysayers

Bitcoin Tumbles to Six-Month Low as More Supports Give Way

Under US pressure, SK holds off ending intelligence pact with Japan

Berkeley was first U.S. city to prohibit gas in buildings— WTF?

📌Chef says it’s like taking “paint away from a painter”

Oleg Bakhmatyuk, former owner of VAB Bank, who also owns Ukrlandfarming, one of Ukraine's largest agricultural producers, has been put on wanted list.

The gov’t has paid out about $55M in 163 malpractice cases at Indian Health Service hospitals.

Exclusive: Giuliani associate willing to tell Congress Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official to get dirt on Biden

"Mr. Parnas learned from former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Victor Shokin that Nunes had met with Shokin in Vienna last December," said Bondy.
The surveillance application of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page had a proper legal and factual basis, the officials said.

Justice Dept. inspector general’s draft Russia report finds FBI lawyer may have altered document - The Washington Post
Game Theory: State of Play https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1197870655427010560?s=21
Trump’s 2020 budget proposal, the largest in federal history, seeks to reduce economic support, slashing spending on anti-corruption programs generally and on such programs in Ukraine, in particular. The administration tried to do the same thing last year https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/11/21/gop-says-trump-was-fighting-corruption-he-hasnt-done-that-anywhere/
UK knew in 2016 of Trump’s ‘suspicious links’ to Russia, book claims
No 10 did not ‘push matter’ to avoid offending US president, say commissioners of Steele dossier
MI6 was “already aware” in 2016 of “suspicious links” between Russia & the Trump campaign https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/22/donald-trump-links-to-russia-steele-dossier-uk-book-claims
🌿 #PAM #PAMFAM🌿 https://twitter.com/bobmob67/status/1197711728181727233?s=21
🌿 #PAM #PAMFAM🌿 https://twitter.com/randyrainbow/status/1197883205170421761?s=21

Epic week! As expected bombshells are dropping at an accelerated rate.

This should continue over the weekend I believe.

Enjoy, things are coming to a head & it will be a holiday season unlike no other.

So much is out there waiting to drop.

Sleep well everyone
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