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January 11, 2019

Oh, What a Surprise: The "Cybersecurity" Firm That Ran the False-Flag Fake "Russian Bots" to Interfere in the Alabama Senate Election Has Links to... Fusion GPS

I think this weird feeling that I'm feeling is the feeling of "seeing a pattern."

Chuck Ross:

* A non-profit group linked to Fusion GPS has ties to a cybersecurity firm recently implicated in a self-described "false flag" operation in the Alabama Senate race.

* The Democracy Integrity Project, which works with Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele, partnered before the 2018 midterms with New Knowledge, an Austin-based firm that has been tied to an operation that created fake Russian bots in Alabama’s December 2017 special election.

* New Knowledge recently produced a report for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and TDIP's founder was in contact with two Democrats from the committee.

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A nonprofit group linked to Fusion GPS and partially funded by George Soros worked in recent months with a technology company implicated in a scheme to use fake Russian bots during Alabama’s special Senate election.

The groups, the Democracy Integrity Project (TDIP) and New Knowledge, partnered before the 2018 midterms to track alleged Russian disinformation networks, a website the organizations collaboratively run shows.

Both organizations have links to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), which is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as well as possible Trump campaign collusion.

SSCI provided New Knowledge with data from various social media companies as part of an investigation into Russian disinformation networks, according to a report New Knowledge released Dec. 17. Two days later, news broke that New Knowledge's chief executive was involved in a self-described "false flag" operation in the special election for a Senate seat in Alabama, as was another staffer who was the lead author on the Senate report.

TDIP is also linked to the Senate Intelligence panel. Its founder, Daniel J. Jones, was previously a staffer for Democrats on SSCI. He was also in contact in early 2017 with Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the Democratic vice chairman of SSCI. As part of TDIP's own Trump-Russia investigation, the group hired Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier.

The extent of Warner's contacts with Jones remain unclear.

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Neither TDIP nor New Knowledge responded to multiple requests for comment.

I wonder if the new House Foreign Affairs Committee will be investigating this Interference in Our Precious Democracy, or if our democracy isn't so precious when Democrat hit-men are assassinating it.


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