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Thu Dec 14, 2017, 02:22 PM

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Former high-level officials submit 'unusual' Russia brief in lawsuit against Trump and Roger Stone

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The brief was submitted in support of neither party, and the former officials emphasized in the document that they could not disclose classified information. But their message was clear: The Kremlin uses local actors to help amplify the scope and impact of its influence operations, such as the one it carried out on the US election in 2016.

The cut-outs can range from "the unwitting accomplice who is manipulated to act in what he believes is his best interest, to the ideological or economic ally who broadly shares Russian interests, to the knowing agent of influence who is recruited or coerced to directly advance Russian operations and objectives," the former officials wrote.


Cut-outs can be anyone, they explained, from journalists and academics to "prominent pro-Russian businessmen."

These local actors help the Kremlin further its foreign influence operations and "active measures" campaigns, they wrote. Those operations often involve the spread of disinformation and conspiracy theories and cyberattacks all in an attempt to "undermine confidence in democratic leaders and institutions" and "discredit candidates for office perceived as hostile to the Kremlin."


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/unusual-russia-brief-lawsuit-trump-roger-stone-2017-12


Okay, so the entire article should be in BOLD.

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Reply New: Former high-level intel officials including Brennan, Clapper, Morell & Hayden (Original post)
MelissaB Dec 2017 OP
hlthe2b Dec 2017 #1
Chasstev365 Dec 2017 #2
The Wizard Dec 2017 #9
tazkcmo Dec 2017 #3
MelissaB Dec 2017 #6
OAITW r.2.0 Dec 2017 #4
genxlib Dec 2017 #5
MelissaB Dec 2017 #7
diva77 Dec 2017 #8
Duppers Dec 2017 #10

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Dec 14, 2017, 02:25 PM

1. I really can't imagine what a Federal judge wwould do with this. n/t

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Dec 14, 2017, 02:25 PM

2. I hope Roger Stone gets life for treason!

 

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 14, 2017, 05:37 PM

9. And his cellmate thinks he's cute in a wig and high heels. (nt)

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Dec 14, 2017, 02:26 PM

3. Thanks for posting

Your comment about bolding everything made me laugh. It reminded me of the used text books that I bought in college and almost everything was highlighted.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 14, 2017, 03:38 PM

6. You must have picked one of my books.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Dec 14, 2017, 02:43 PM

4. Sounds like a warning shot across the bow off the SS Trumptanic...

these guys know and they are choosing their words very carefully.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Dec 14, 2017, 02:48 PM

5. Am I crazy

Or is this an acknowledgement of everything we believe to be true about Russia.

To me, this is a group of patriots that are bound by secrecy to limit what they can say. Yet they are hedging around that by describing the process of a theoretical influence campaign.

In a vacuum, that might not mean much. But specifically filed in a lawsuit accusing Trump/Stone of doing exactly these things seems that the implication is glaringly obvious.

The only question they leave open is whether they were duped into it or did it willingly.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 14, 2017, 03:39 PM

7. That's exactly what it sounds like to me.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Dec 14, 2017, 05:22 PM

8. K&R for exposure

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 01:41 PM

10. K & R

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