Carole Cadwalladr, who broke the Cambridge Analytica story, is asking for support via Patreon to fund Trump-brexit-Russia investigative journalism
The link is here: https://www.patreon.com/BrexitTrumpRussia/overview
Her Twitter is here: https://twitter.com/carolecadwalla
Already up to $2031 a month! GJ to Carole and everyone helping
For anyone wanting context, Observer and Guardian are unique (?) in that they're not owned by a mogul to whose political whims they must bend, but an independent trust. They take a generally centrist position, although some countries have such a conservative baseline they can seem leftist by comparison. But they're not beholden to a handful of rich media company owners, so have an essential free voice.
She's also getting a constant, nasty wave of shit online, in email, in snail mail, and sometimes in person. The trolls have decided she's the enemy and they're being their horrid asshole selves.
The kremlin has targeted her directly in their foreign office twitter. It’s disgusting. Twitter has also failed to take down accounts threatening harm to her in violation of their own TOS. Get your shit together Jack Twitter!!
Waters Vows Scrutiny of Trump-Deutsche Bank Ties If She Becomes Finance Chair
Democrat Maxine Waters, in line to take over the House Financial Services Committee, told colleagues she would undertake a deep dive into President Donald Trump’s “money trail,” beginning with ties to Deutsche Bank AG.
Earlier this week, Waters told Bloomberg Television that Deutsche Bank’s lending to Trump is likely to be a focus of scrutiny for Democrats now that they are set to take control of the House in January, gaining power to launch investigations.
When she finds something we should refer to the scandal as Waters Gate.
“Where yo taxes at bitch?”
Troll Watch: Russian and American trolls/bots promoting #stopthesteal, accusing Dems of stealing the Florida election because all the votes are being counted
Hamilton 68, which tracks Russian accounts, shows the hashtag #stopthesteal in both the .
Bot Sentinel shows #stopthesteal in the Top Hashtags as well.
The following is an example of one of a typical tweet using this hashtag. For more examples, here is a link to Bot Sentinel's archive of this hashtag. Note that while most are focused on Florida, more and more are appearing about the Arizona and Georgia elections as well.
Edit: I posted an abbreviated version of this on Twitter and the trolls are already trying to fight back. Here's one gem:
History shows Dems are the party the dead vote for; and the party that seems to find boxes of ballots; and the party that ALWAYS wants to ignore rules and laws when it suits them. [link]
For the record, voter fraud being a widespread problem is a myth. Here's a great analysis if you're interested.
Edit 2: #stopthesteal is now the 2nd most used hashtag according to Bot Sentinel, with over 2500 instances of it by trolls/bots in the past 24 hours.
My counter to the voter fraud pushers:
If voter fraud were as much an issue as Republicans say they are, Trump's voter fraud commission would have found something. If they found something, they would have been screaming about it for months. Instead they just quietly disappeared, almost as if they didn't find evidence for the problem they set out to look for.
Just think of how absurd the logistics of mass voter fraud would have to be. You’d need millions of illegals (or other people) to all be part of a vast conspiracy, risking there own skins by voting illegally for no personal gain, and NOT ONE PERSON blowing the whistle on this VAST conspiracy. It’s utterly ridiculous.
And yet, that’s what the Trump-ees and other Republicans are supposedly worried about rather than things that we KNOW the Russians are up to, like trying to hack into voting machines, attacking our elections through social media, etc.
Such bulls**t! And the Republicans KNOW IT!
Scary times we’re living in.
Republicans pulled this astroturf bullshit back in 2000. I hope people are more aware this time around. They have show there is no level too low for them to stop and working with a hostile foreign power is a line they've already crossed as a party.
I'm not talking about the millions of votes Trump claimed, I'm just talking about fraudulent voting in general.
Dems should bring up a bill that requires voter ID but also requires distributing valid identification cards to all eligible citizens when they turn 18. I guarantee Republicans would turn it down.
BREAKING: MoveOn.Org Protests Called For Thursday, November 8, 5PM Local Time
Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation. By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Mueller's boss on the investigation, Trump has undercut the independence of the investigation. Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and cannot be allowed to remain in charge of it. The Nobody Is Above the Law network demands that Whitaker immediately commit not to assume supervision of the investigation. Our hundreds of response events are being launched to demonstrate the public demand for action to correct this injustice. We will update this page as the situation develops.
I am signed up and ready to go, but I feel like this is too early. I have this gut feeling that it’s going to backfire considering we’ve heard nothing yet from the White House. I’ll be there but fuck man I’m nervous.
2nd edit: I’ve been informed that Sessions leaving means Rosenstein is also removed (duh me 🤦🏻♂️), that is definitely the red line. LETS GET OUT THERE TOMORROW!
Don't be surprised if people try to suggest others to not participate, similarly to how people were pushing others to stay home and not vote. We need to stay unified throughout this, and not branch apart.
Someone please help.
My local host in a small town with hundreds of people who have already signed up to attend has canceled our event. Replacing it with a discussion at a later date and a possible protest after that.
I've tried contacting them and MoveOn. Its too late to try to get this many people to attend in less than 24 hours.
What the hell can we do? We need to be unified!
BREAKING: Trump just fired AG JEFF Sessions.
VERY important: Sessions's temporary replacement, Matthew Whitaker, is a GOP partisan who wrote a CNN op-ed last year saying the Mueller investigation was going too far and that Rosenstein should order Mueller to limit it
We are so fucked
So the President spends a few hours ranting on twitter about how the House "better not investigate his administration or else they will retaliate by investigating the House for the leaks" (or whatever), then he fires requests the resignation of Jeff Sessions (presumably the only man standing in the way of him getting control of this investigation), and Americans are just expected to pretend like this isn't completely suspicious?!
I say let the House investigate his administration and let his Administration (+ the Senate) investigate the House. If he want's to keep his promise of draining the swamp he should have no issue with either investigation playing out to their natural conclusions.
Whitaker's op-ed: Mueller's investigation is going too far.
P.S. Holy Hannah. I fear things are about to accelerate, and fast.
The likely steps Trump will take to escalate his struggle to break American democracy.
This piece by former CIA operative Evan McMullin, written before the Midterms, is a useful and sobering guide to what we can expect next.
I encourage you to read the whole thing, but here's a brief summary with my own predictions and commentary added.Preemptive framing
Expect that Trump will immediately begin framing "any and all appropriate oversight as treason, sheer partisanship and personal hostility, exploiting any overreaches or missteps as evidence of his false narrative. This in turn will encourage his followers’ utter contempt for evidence of his wrongdoing."
My prediction: Nancy Pelosi will become Trump's daily punching bag on Twitter.Dismissing the Midterms as rigged, and House members as illegitimate
My prediction: Trump will attempt to name the Midterms (e.g. "The Fake Blue Wave"), and will label new House members who oppose him as partisan hacks who won by rigging the voting machines.Promise a more Conservative Supreme Court
My prediction: Trump will position the loss of the House as completely unimportant, and his victory in pushing through Kavanaugh as everything. Expect to see multiple photo ops of Trump and Kavanaugh together.More Xenophobia
My prediction: Trump will attempt to provoke the caravan to violence, in self-defense. If this fails, a new "threat" will be created elsewhere.Disinformation
Trump and his far-right media allies will more thoroughly flood the country with conspiracies, lies and other disinformation to impede our ability to discern the truth about his corruption.
My prediction: The most likely targets of conspiracy theories will be the DOJ and especially Nancy Pelosi. Watch for Trump or his team to call for Pelosi's resignation. As pressure mounts on Trump from the Mueller investigation, Fox will begin to sound more and more like Breitbart.Provoking the Left to violence
My prediction: Trump will succeed in encouraging alt Right groups like the Proud Boys to take to the streets and attempt to provoke a violent response. I'll go out on a limb here and predict that the first major bloodshed will happen in Portland, OR.
The author expects Trump to attempt to grab influence over DOJ investigations by firing Sessions, which sounds likely.
In my opinion, the most powerful tool at Trump's disposal is sheer exhaustion. With Fox News' help, he will attempt to dominate every news cycle with a combination of lies, threats, promises, and deliberate misdirection.
I expect it will be exhausting to keep track of all this and to continually cut through the fog and find clarity. But I think it is important to do it – now, more than ever.
He doesn't even need fox news. The rest of the networks will give him all the coverage and attention he wants
Watch for Trump or his team to call for Pelosi's resignation
They really don't want that to actually happen though. Polling of GOP supporters show that she's their favorite punching bag and GOP House candidates frequently bring her up as the bogeywoman they would go to DC to fight. Trump tweeted this morning that she should be in charge of the House again because the GOP will love to have that narrative reinforced.
I really wish Dem leadership would make more of an effort to groom younger replacements. They are old af and continuing to begrudgingly hold on to power without thinking of the future of the party will cost them dearly as it did in 2016.
What you're describing is fascism. The next few weeks are going to be revealing. I pray you are wrong, but we should be ready in case you aren't.
EDIT: And so it begins, on the day after losing complete control of Congress, and the news of DTjr. under potential endictment, the president just fired Jeff Sessions. Buckle up folks.
He just fired sessions looool
Trump's Oklahoma campaign chair to plead guilt to child sex trafficking
Not sure if this is allowed here. Feel Free to delete this if not.
For LGBTQ advocates in the heartland, Shortey's fall from grace exposed the "family values" politician as a hypocrite. Troy Stevenson, executive director of the LGBTQ organization Freedom Oklahoma, said he knew Shortey as a person who cared a great deal about maintaining his image as a good Christian lawmaker.
Good Christian lawmakers don't meet up with 17 year olds for sex
"We've made it very clear that this isn’t about him being gay. It’s about him being a child predator and a sex trafficker and a hypocrite," Stevenson said. "He was also caught with child pornography of both males and females of a much younger age. He's an equal opportunity predator."
The report also stated Shortey was in possession of child ponrography that "depicts a man engaging in sexually explicit conduct with a prepubescent girl."
Then, on or around March 8, the teen messaged Shortey saying, I need money for spring break." The then-lawmaker asked if the teen would be interested in "sexual stuff."
Who again is committing crimes against our children?
good Christian lawmaker
caught with child pornography
Yep, sounds about right.
"The best people"
(update) Wikileaks Bitcoin. Found *possible* Russia ties
USED Con +f Go and type in "RU" and should be on the 4 and 5 page
On the first chart and cross ref with the second chart lead us to a Russia one . Some of the Bitcoin there are hiding on in Russia! This below show that one of bitcoin wallet is hiding in Russia.
1-one TX HOLDING Wallet $ 653.06 1HNnuoSeTx13zDrfANPpyLbZdS6tCc2yFK
Edit 1: Some lead to Denmark. I suspected a Wikileaks/Russia is using vpn.
Also I contact a reporter.
Someone need to get In contact with Richard Amores he is Expert on tracking bitcoin.
One of the IP address for Wikileaks is own by same people As Far right website daily stormer. (At one point) ((https://www.quora.com/Where-are-the-servers-of-WikiLeaks-located (Russia one)
(one is based on twitter post https://twitter.com/gabbyirosa/status/897341005627891712)
Someone need to get In contact with Richard Amores he is Expert on tracking bitcoin.
Fuck getting Dick Amores, somebody get Bobby Mueller on the line.
Uh-oh. Someone's gonna wake up dead
That dude has an awesome name. "Dick Loves."
If you’re certain about the info you’re seeing
Robert Mueller: Woman targeted by inept plot to bring down US special counsel reveals how it rapidly fell apart
I didn’t realize Wohl was the “hipster coffee shop “ guy! What a fucking joke.
I had no idea what that headline was referring to at first. I can’t believe that’s the same guy. Me and my gf were cracking up over that account just a couple of weeks ago. Amazing.
It is not clear exactly what those behind Surefire Intelligence are trying to achieve,
I can make a couple guesses...
Oh shit! This is the same dude that's sucking trumps dick in the replies of every goddamn tweet trump makes. What a loser lol.
I’m honestly surprised there hasn’t been more of this already. He must be borderline unassailable ethically for so little slander to have been thrown at him so far.
This deserves a bigger signal boost.
I'm really concerned about the turns and twists everything happening pre-election are taking.
Well given how so many republicans thought the allegations against Kavanaugh were fabricated they will surely see through these allegations, right? Right?!
Nope, they're the scum of the earth.
Right? Frankly, it's lucky we got this far. I would have come out guns blazing on day 1 of the 60 day FBI silent period before the election and let it hang in the air.
Now they have at most 1 week to make hay of this.