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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:17 AM

FBI told Giuliani and key Trump ally in Senate of disinformation campaign

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Source: Washington Post

The FBI warned Rudolph W. Giuliani in late 2019 that he was the target of a Russian influence operation aimed at circulating falsehoods intended to damage President Biden politically ahead of last year’s election, according to people familiar with the matter.

The warning was part of an extensive effort by the bureau to alert members of Congress and at least one conservative media outlet, One America News, that they faced a risk of being used to further Russia’s attempt to influence the election’s outcome, said several current and former U.S. officials. All spoke on the condition of anonymity because the matter remains highly sensitive.

Despite the alert, Giuliani went forward in December 2019 with a planned trip to Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, where he met with a Ukrainian lawmaker whom the U.S. government later labeled “an active Russian agent” and sanctioned on grounds he was running an “influence campaign” against Biden. That operation, officials said, involved Ukrainian officials and political consultants who the U.S. intelligence community has since concluded were acting as Russian proxies not only to smear Biden and derail his candidacy but also to curtail U.S. support for Ukraine.

The FBI last summer also gave what is known as a defensive briefing to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who ahead of the election used his perch as chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to investigate Biden’s dealings with Ukraine while he was vice president and his son Hunter Biden held a lucrative seat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.

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It appears that Giuliani and Ron Johnson both knew that they were getting Russian propaganda. Raises the question as to why they continued with this effort to smear Biden. Was it the money for Giuliani? Ron Johnson is a gullible idiot.

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Response to everyonematters (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 03:18 AM

1. Recommended.

Johnson is an opportunist. Not the brightest bulb, but he knows what he is doing.

Rudy worked for the interests that were unhappy with John Gotti being such a public figure. And those interests are not restricted to the domestic business community.

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Response to everyonematters (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 04:12 AM

2. Ron and Rudy need to be in jail for the rest of their miserable lives.

These two scumbag traitors need to die in prison.

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Response to everyonematters (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 04:38 AM

3. Duplicate thread covered by earlier thread

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Response to everyonematters (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 04:58 AM

4. Too Late for Rudy and Ron

The pardon train has already left the station and you weren’t on it.

So sad.

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Response to everyonematters (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 06:51 AM

5. these last 4 years or so, have provided fertil....



water's for disinformation efforts by enemy hackers. The target?

What part of this country is red? There is the target....

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Response to everyonematters (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 06:56 AM

6. More than those 2 people

promoted Russian propaganda, for crying out loud, Russian propaganda is the GQP platform.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:14 AM

8. "Russian propaganda is the GQP platform."

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Response to everyonematters (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:12 AM

7. Both Ron and Rudy knowingly passed on Russian disinformation to the American public, the media, ...

... and on the floor of the US Senate during Trump's 1st impeachment trial in the case of Ron Johnson. Chairman
Schiff told Johnson and the world what he was saying was Russian propaganda and it had no place on the floor
of the senate.

Every republican senator who voted to acquit Trump during the 1st impeachment trial knew Trump was guilty and
still voted to let him go.

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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:48 AM

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