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Seth Abramson Shows How Ronan Farrow’s Psy-Group Article Nails Trump’s Collusion With Russia

Attorney and author of “Proof of Collusion: How Trump Betrayed America,” Seth Abramson, cites a recent piece of writing on Psy-Group by Pulitzer Prize winner Ronan Farrow as being the final nail in the Trump Russia coffin, conclusively proving up Trump collusion with Russia.  Abramson also goes on to reiterate that the information in Farrow’s article and in this Twitter thread has been known for some time to himself and those who are following the six-person timeline of Trump, Rybolovev, Manafort, Deripaska, Zamel, and Nader. Abramson also says that this is the direction that Robert Mueller has been heading for some time. The paragraph quoted above is part of the New Yorker article cited to below, after Abramson’s thread. The article that Abramson is referencing is Ronan Farrow and Adam Entous’ piece in the February 18 and 25 edition of the New Yorker: Psy-Group stood out from many of its rivals because it didn’t just gather intelligence; it specialized in covertly spreading messages to influence what people believed and how they behaved. Its operatives took advantage of technological innovations and lax governmental oversight. “Social media allows you to reach virtually anyone and to play with their minds,” Uzi Shaya, a former senior Israeli intelligence officer, said. “You can do whatever you want. You can be whoever you want. It’s a place where wars are fought, elections are won, and terror is promoted. There are no regulations. It is a no man’s land.” […] Psy-Group’s larger ambition was to break into the U.S. election market. During the 2016 Presidential race, the company pitched members of Donald Trump’s campaign team on its ability to influence the results. Psy-Group’s owner, Joel Zamel, even asked Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker, to offer Zamel’s services to Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law. The effort to drum up business included brash claims about the company’s skills in online deception. The posturing was intended to attract clients—but it also attracted the attention of the F.B.I. Robert Mueller, the special counsel, has been examining the firm’s activities as part of his investigation into Russian election interference and other matters. Psy-Group’s talks with Benzeevi, after the 2016 election, spurred the company to draw up a plan for developing more business at the state and local levels. No election was too small. One company document reported that Psy-Group’s influence services cost, on average, just three hundred and fifty thousand dollars—as little as two hundred and seventy-five dollars an hour. The new strategy called for pitching more than fifty individuals and groups, including the Republican National Committee, the Democratic National Committee, and major super pacs. The firm published a provocative brochure featuring an image of a goldfish with a shark fin tied to its back, below the tagline “Reality is a matter of perception.” Another brochure showed a cat that cast a lion’s shadow and listed “honey traps” among the firm’s services. (In the espionage world, a honey trap often involves deploying a sexually attractive operative to induce a target to provide information.) And here are some other names that you will recognize. Early in 2016, a Republican consultant with ties to the Israeli government put Psy-Group in touch with Rick Gates, a senior Trump campaign official. Eager to secure a potentially lucrative project, Burstien drew up plans for an intelligence and influence campaign to promote Trump and […]

Seth Abramson Shows How Ronan Farrow’s Psy-Group Article Nails Trump’s Collusion With Russia

Attorney and author of “Proof of Collusion: How Trump Betrayed America,” Seth Abramson, cites a recent piece of writing on Psy-Group by Pulitzer Prize winner Ronan Farrow as being the final nail in the Trump Russia coffin, conclusively proving up Trump collusion with Russia.  Abramson also goes on to reiterate that the information in Farrow’s article and in this Twitter thread has been known for some time to himself and those who are following the six-person timeline of Trump, Rybolovev, Manafort, Deripaska, Zamel, and Nader. Abramson also says that this is the direction that Robert Mueller has been heading for some time. The paragraph quoted above is part of the New Yorker article cited to below, after Abramson’s thread. The article that Abramson is referencing is Ronan Farrow and Adam Entous’ piece in the February 18 and 25 edition of the New Yorker: Psy-Group stood out from many of its rivals because it didn’t just gather intelligence; it specialized in covertly spreading messages to influence what people believed and how they behaved. Its operatives took advantage of technological innovations and lax governmental oversight. “Social media allows you to reach virtually anyone and to play with their minds,” Uzi Shaya, a former senior Israeli intelligence officer, said. “You can do whatever you want. You can be whoever you want. It’s a place where wars are fought, elections are won, and terror is promoted. There are no regulations. It is a no man’s land.” […] Psy-Group’s larger ambition was to break into the U.S. election market. During the 2016 Presidential race, the company pitched members of Donald Trump’s campaign team on its ability to influence the results. Psy-Group’s owner, Joel Zamel, even asked Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker, to offer Zamel’s services to Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law. The effort to drum up business included brash claims about the company’s skills in online deception. The posturing was intended to attract clients—but it also attracted the attention of the F.B.I. Robert Mueller, the special counsel, has been examining the firm’s activities as part of his investigation into Russian election interference and other matters. Psy-Group’s talks with Benzeevi, after the 2016 election, spurred the company to draw up a plan for developing more business at the state and local levels. No election was too small. One company document reported that Psy-Group’s influence services cost, on average, just three hundred and fifty thousand dollars—as little as two hundred and seventy-five dollars an hour. The new strategy called for pitching more than fifty individuals and groups, including the Republican National Committee, the Democratic National Committee, and major super pacs. The firm published a provocative brochure featuring an image of a goldfish with a shark fin tied to its back, below the tagline “Reality is a matter of perception.” Another brochure showed a cat that cast a lion’s shadow and listed “honey traps” among the firm’s services. (In the espionage world, a honey trap often involves deploying a sexually attractive operative to induce a target to provide information.) And here are some other names that you will recognize. Early in 2016, a Republican consultant with ties to the Israeli government put Psy-Group in touch with Rick Gates, a senior Trump campaign official. Eager to secure a potentially lucrative project, Burstien drew up plans for an intelligence and influence campaign to promote Trump and […]

More Stories of Scurrilous Blackmail Attempts Surface from the Swamp

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Jane Mayer, Ronan Farrow On ‘Confusion’ To Put It Mildly, Surrounding FBI’s Kavanaugh Investigation

All weekend long news outlets were humming with conflicting narratives on what the White House had said or didn’t say about the nature and extent of the one week FBI investigation called for into allegations of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh. Trump said he had given the FBI “free rein” but the New York Times […]

Now we know why Senate Republicans didn’t want Mark Judge to testify.

From Ronan Farrow and Jane Meyer’s article in the New Yorker. Ford’s allegation has made Judge a potentially pivotal witness for Kavanaugh. Judge told The New Yorker that he had “no recollection” of such an incident. Judge, who is a conservative...

The latest rumor is that Ronan Farrow is about to drop another Kavanaugh bombshell

UPDATE: And BOOM goes the dynamite. The story is here: www.newyorker.com/... And here’s an excerpt: Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken...

Roger Stone Denies Upcoming Report Trump Knew About WikiLeaks

Roger Stone posted a video on his Instagram account denying a report that he tipped off Trump about the release of John Podesta’s stolen emails by WikiLeaks in October 2016. According to Stone, an article is coming soon from Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker. Farrow won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for […]

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