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Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:15 AM

#Resistance Twitter Hero Exposed as Pro-Trump Gamer [View all]

@GuardianRover claimed to be a Delta Force commando. A little amateur intelligence work revealed he was just another guy on the internet.

In the world of #Resistance Twitter, @GuardianRover was a hero. As a former intelligence operative and Delta Force soldier, the person behind the account used a cartoon secret agent avatar and the alias “Mr. Smith” to share the kind of national security expertise that anxious Democrats crave in the tumultuous Trump era.

When he wasn’t meeting with Chinese freedom fighters, chatting up Ukrainian intel sources or working diplomatic security details, Smith tweeted wild claims on Twitter about collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Maybe, he posited, former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page had a tape of Trump promising to lift Russian sanctions in exchange for help with the 2016 election.

Smith regularly urged his followers to “buckle up,” hinting at some kind of momentous developments in the Russia investigation just over the horizon. He also frequently claimed it would be various Trump allies’ “time in the barrel,” promising what he called “barrel time” for the likes of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner or former Trump confidant Roger Stone (who before the election famously tweeted: “it will soon [be] the Podesta's time in the barrel”).

“Christmas clue: one person in the barrel was on the Apprentice,” Smith tweeted in December 2017.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/resistance-twitter-hero-exposed-as-pro-trump-gamer?via=twitter_page&__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true

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