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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:45 PM

CNN on Michael Caputo

Might as well know one of Trump's long term operatives.


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Career
Reagan Administration and Bush campaign

During the Reagan Administration, Caputo helped support the president's agenda in Central America. He worked with Oliver North to foment propaganda as part of Reagan's public relations efforts in South America and in Central America. After his work for the Reagan Administration he served as assistant director of the House of Representatives Gallery of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association. He next worked for President George H.W. Bush as director of media services in Bush's campaign in the 1992 United States presidential election.

Russian advisor and media consultant

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Caputo established residence in Russia in 1994. He served as an adviser to Boris Yeltsin in 1995. In his capacity as advisor to Yeltsin, he was employed with the United States Agency for International Development. He served as president of The Florence Group from 1994 to 1999, and stated he "played a pivotal role in electing Boris Yeltsin to his second term as President of the Russian Federation."

Caputo was employed by a Moscow-headquartered subsidiary of Gazprom, Gazprom-Media. He was contracted by Gazprom in 2000 to work for Russian leader Vladimir Putin. His task was to increase Putin's public relations standing, specifically his support level in the U.S. He moved back from Russia to the U.S. in the year 2000.

After returning to the U.S., Caputo was called by his former mentor Roger Stone, who convinced him to move to Miami Beach, Florida, and then Caputo founded his media advising company Michael Caputo Public Relations. Caputo moved back to Europe in 2007 while advising a politician's campaign for parliament in the 2007 Ukrainian parliamentary election....

During a March 20, 2017 hearing, Representative Jacke Speier questioned FBI Director James Comey about Caputo, and cited employment with Gazprom and history in Ukraine. Caputo worked with the House Intelligence Committee to respond to queries.Posting to social media, Caputo denied ties to Russia while on the Trump campaign. Caputo told the House Intelligence Committee: "The only time the President and I talked about Russia was in 2013, when he simply asked me in passing what it was like to live there in the context of a dinner conversation."...

Personal Life

While working in Russia in the 1990s, Caputo met and married a Russian student studying astrophysics; their marriage ended in a divorce. ... While advising in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2007, Caputo met Maryna Ponomarenko, who became his second wife.

As of 2016, Caputo resided in East Aurora, New York, with his wife and their three children.[8]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Caputo

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:56 PM

1. another cockroach...

they never go away, they just don't like the light.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 08:58 PM

2. yep

but you can be sure this one loves it, and loves the fight. He's a really serious operative, and knows how to do active measures, having been exposed to Russia's GRU and FSB agents. He might even be married to one.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:48 PM

9. ooh boy. I wonder if he's gone over the edge

sounds desperate.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:02 PM

3. Yes well he was also a regular pundit on CNN along with

Maganinny, Cucinelli, Stephen Moore and others. They need to start vetting their pundits better.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:10 PM

6. CNN seems to me to be trying to get better.

No doubt, though, they've got a lot to make up for.

I hope all media and journalists realize that they will be targeted first by Trump if he manages to get another four years. There will be no functionally objective media in this nation if that happens.

We'll all be surveilled for our Internet news sourcing, as well.

If this happens, the Democratic Underground will probably have to literally go underground.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:54 PM

10. I will reserve judgement on that or is it because

the pundits they had were either hired by Trump admin or outed for sexual harassment (2 I can think of).

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:07 PM

4. Reporters who go ahead to interview Caputo for truth-telling about drumpf is as stupid as...

... expecting reporters going ahead to interview Frank Nitti for truth-telling about Al Capone.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:08 PM

5. Another Russian connection. As Pelosi said, all roads lead to Putin.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:22 PM

7. Caputo is a major Russian operative.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:28 PM

8. He is. He and Oleg Deripaska in Kentucky. Both living right here in the United States.

I'm hoping our intelligence agencies -- who went to visit Mnuchin right before his blocking five more GRU operatives from accessing US currency -- are also keeping close sigint and humint tabs on every Russian anywhere near this administration, and their spouses.

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