Facebook Ads VP Backtracks on Russian Interference Comments

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Facebook’s VP of Advertising has backtracked on comments he made recently relating to the use of Facebook by Russian operatives to sow discord amongst Americans.

WIRED reports that Rob Goldman, Facebook’s vice president of advertising, has backtracked on recent comments he made relating to Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian operatives for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election via social media.

Mueller’s indictment document was 37 pages long, 35 of which mentioned Facebook specifically, putting the social media website right at the center of the political debate. Mueller’s document claimed that Russian operatives used platforms such as Facebook to promote memes, plan rallies, create fake accounts and generally pit American citizens on the left and right against each other in order to create chaos within the country.

Only hours after the indictment was released, Rob Goldman took to Twitter to clarify some of the issues raised in Mueller’s document. Goldman made a number of claims including one that was retweeted by President Trump himself. Goldman tweeted, “I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was *NOT* the main goal.”

Goldman clarified what he believed the Russians aimed to achieve with their use of Facebook tweeting that they were attempting to divide America and that so far it seems to be working,

Initially, it seemed that other executives at Facebook approved of Goldman’s string of tweets with a Facebook VP named Andrew Bosworth even retweeting Goldman’s thread. But shortly after President Trump’s notice of the tweets, it seems that Facebook suddenly took issue with Goldman’s messaging. Facebook VP of Global Public Policy Joel Kaplan released an official statement on Goldman’s tweets saying “Nothing we found contradicts the Special Counsel’s indictments. Any suggestion otherwise is wrong.”

WIRED talked to a Facebook executive about what they believed Russia’s aim was with their social media misinformation campaign. The executive replied, “I don’t think anyone at Facebook can say definitely one way or another.” They continued, “We are a tech company. Why would we have the answer? I wouldn’t trust us if we said we did.” Goldman himself then took to Facebook’s internal communication network to explain his tweets to his colleagues saying:

I wanted to apologize for having tweeted my own view about Russian interference without having it reviewed by anyone internally. The tweets were my own personal view and not Facebook’s. I conveyed my view poorly. The Special Counsel has far more information about what happened [than] I do—so seeming to contradict his statements was a serious mistake on my part.

To those of you who have reached out this weekend to offer your support, thank you. It means more than you know. And to all of you who have worked so hard over the last six months to demonstrate that we understand our responsibility to prevent abuse on Facebook — and are working hard to do better in the future — my deepest apologies.

It seems that Facebook and Goldman are now in full damage control as Mueller’s investigation focuses further on the social media platform. How Facebook will continue to deal with Mueller’s investigation remains to be seen.

Source: www.breitbart.com

Russian Husband and Wife ‘Troll Team’ Indicted by FBI for Fake Political Posts

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, pictured in this August 8, 2013 file photo, charged 13 Russians for an alleged conspiracy to defraud the United States

A Russian husband and wife “troll team” was indicted by U.S. authorities on Friday for their involvement in an online effort to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Husband and wife team Robert and Maria Bovda were indicted on Friday as a part of the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s attempts to subvert the 2016 election. According to the indictment, Maria served as head of the project, which utilized social media to influence the 2016 presidential election in the United States.

Both Robert and Maria are accused of “creating false US personas” and utilizing fake accounts that had large U.S. audiences. The Bovdas were two of the 13 Russians that were indicted in Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

According to the indictment, Robert and Maria worked specifically on spreading propaganda to “the U.S. population.” Additionally, they “conducted operations on social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.”

As a part of the investigation’s findings, Mueller cited an account a Russian-controlled Instagram account called “Woke Blacks.”

“[A] particular hype and hatred for Trump is misleading the people and forcing Blacks to vote Killary,” a post on the page read. “We cannot resort to the lesser of two devils. Then we’d surely be better off without voting AT ALL.”

Another post from a Russian account targeted Muslim voters on the day before the election.
“American Muslims [are] boycotting elections today, most of the American Muslim voters refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton because she wants to continue the war on Muslims in the middle east and voted yes for invading Iraq,” the post read.

Despite the indictments, foreign minister Sergey Lavrov brushed off allegations of Russian mingling in the 2016 elections.

‘I have no response. You can publish anything, and we see those indictments multiplying, the statements multiplying,’ Lavrov said. ‘Until we see the facts, everything else is just blabber.’

Source: www.breitbart.com

Dems Beg Mueller Not to Release Russia Findings Before 2018 Election

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For months, Democrats have been clamoring for special counsel Robert Mueller to release his findings and indict President Trump already!

Well, they aren’t so anxious now that Mueller initial report indicates Trump did absolutely nothing wrong.

They are, however, showing signs of fear that the full details of Mueller’s findings will further implicate Democrats themselves in a nefarious scheme to take down a duly-elected president.

On Sunday, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) warned Mueller not to publish his findings until after the upcoming 2018 mid-term election:

“I don’t think we’ll know anywhere near the full story until [Mueller] issues his report. I don’t know if that report will be this spring or this summer. But once you get into the summer, and you get close to the election, I think it’s a mistake for him to release it late. I think you should wait until after [the election].”

Now, why would that be a problem?

Seems the only reason could be that Mueller found out some pretty terrible things about the Democrats, and they’re afraid of losing even more seats in Congress.

Source: Breitbart,conservativepost.com

‘Witch Hunt’: ANOTHER Dem Donor Joins Mueller’s Russia-Probe Team – Adds Fmr HuffPo Contributor

An attorney on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team was a writer for HuffPost, The Daily Caller News Foundation has found.

Aaron Zelinsky, a self-described Democrat, wrote nearly 50 articles as a contributor for the liberal news outlet from 2009 to 2014.

“I’m a Democrat,” he wrote in November 2012.

A review of his articles shows that he supported President Barack Obama’s efforts to close Guantanamo Bay, opposed President George W. Bush’s policy on torture, wrote in defense of gun control and argued for government-imposed limits on how much corporate executives can earn.

“Now is the time to begin enacting a progressive political agenda through the ballot box,” he wrote in a 2009 article on gay marriage.

Zelinsky, 34, has been writing political commentary since at least his undergraduate years at Yale University. As a member of the university debate team, he took a special interest in writing about presidential debates.

Zelinsky expressed support for Democratic candidate John Kerry before a 2004 general election debate. “From one Yale debater to another: Good luck, senator. I’m rooting for you,” he wrote in The Hartford Courant.

And he had encouraging words for Obama, wishing him good luck before a 2012 debate against Republican challenger Mitt Romney. “Stay relaxed up there,” Zelinsky wrote in a column. “You did the debate thing in 2008; it’s a piece of cake. No sweat.”

The Mueller investigation faced accusations of political bias after it was revealed that an FBI lawyer on the team had sent a colleague dozens of anti-Trump text messages.

In addition, Federal Elections Commission records, which only list contributions made at the federal level, show that nine of the 16 publicly-disclosed lawyers on the Mueller team have donated to Democratic candidates.

President Donald Trump has called the Russia investigation a political “witch hunt.”

Zelinsky, who joined the Russia probe in June 2017, is not among the nine attorneys to have made federal donations. But state records reveal a $100 donation he made to a Democratic committee in his home state of Connecticut in 2014, a couple months before he joined the Justice Department as a prosecutor.

He made another donation in 2016 – $100 to a local Democratic lawmaker.

Harold Koh, who worked for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a senior legal adviser, has called Zelinsky a “fair-minded young prosecutor.”

“He is a professional, non-partisan straight shooter, who worked for Democrats at the State Department,” Koh told The New Haven Independent in June, “but has probably spent more years working for Republicans” like Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and Circuit Court Judge Thomas Griffith.

When Zelinsky started a blog on presidential debates in 2008, he told Yale News that he aspired for it to be non-partisan. “That is the most important feature of the blog,” he said. “Unlike a lot of television programs where we see talking heads plugging the candidates of the party with which they are affiliated, we work really hard to maintain objectivity.”

The blog is no longer available online, but his articles on HuffPost are overtly partisan and offer advice almost exclusively to Democrats.

After Democrats lost a special election in 2010, Zelinsky advised the party to keep calm and run strong candidates. “In November, every Democratic candidate must campaign hard,” he wrote. “The Democrats need candidates who want to run, not just those who want to win.”

And a common theme is his insistence that Democrats be more aggressive. “The Democrats are like the car-enthusiast who spends all of his time working on his sports coup without ever taking it for a spin,” Zelinsky wrote. “No one cares how fast you can go from zero to sixty if you never leave the driveway.”

He advised Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2010 to play “hardball” with Republicans and use the threat of taking away the filibuster, known as the “nuclear option,” as a bargaining chip.

And he encouraged Obama to emulate the strong-arm tactics of former President Lyndon Johnson. “He wasn’t afraid to get down and dirty with the legislative branch, arm twisting, cajoling, and sometimes bullying senators to vote his way,” Zelinsky said of Johnson.

His articles also convey a certain pragmatism about politics, encouraging Democrats to reach across the aisle to find Republicans who could help advance a Democratic agenda. “There are Republicans the Democrats can, and should, work with,” Zelinsky wrote.

He only wrote one article on HuffPost giving advice to Republicans: stop “trying to deprive people of their basic human rights.”

“If you want to stay relevant, at least stop obsessively fighting marriage equality,” he wrote about gay marriage in 2012. “I’m not asking you to start supporting this basic human right, but maybe at least stop actively opposing it.”

The special counsel’s office declined to comment for this article beyond emphasizing that DOJ guidelines prohibit the use of political affiliation or ideology in making hiring decisions.

Source: conservativefighters.com

BOMBSHELL: Wikileaks Reveals “Gift” Mueller Gave Russia Right After Obama Was Elected…

The credibility of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into the alleged Trump-Russia collusion has been further shaken up by new court documents which the United States government recently filed.

Reportedly, the FBI Director was involved in various incriminating activities, some of which include the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Uranium deal.

Newest revelations show that Mueller actively worked to cover up a connection between a Florida Saudi family and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Allegedly he received a briefing about an investigation of a Saudi family in Sarasota Florida right after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that caused the deaths of 3000 Americans, but he chose to sweep it all under the rug.

Yet another of his condemnatory activities, relates to the Uranium deal. Namely, WikiLeaks revealed proof that the Special Counsel “hand-delivered” enriched stolen Uranium to Russia back in 2009, immediately after the election of former President Barack Obama.

This is what Wikileaks uncovered in their data dump:

“6. (S/Rel Russia) Action request: Embassy Moscow is requested to alert at the highest appropriate level the Russian Federation that FBI Director Mueller plans to deliver the HEU [Highly Enriched Uranium] sample once he arrives to Moscow on September 21.

Post is requested to convey information in paragraph 5 with regard to chain of custody, and to request details on Russian Federation’s plan for picking up the material. Embassy is also requested to reconfirm the April 16 understanding from the FSB verbally that we will have no problem with the Russian Ministry of Aviation concerning Mueller’s September 21 flight clearance.”

Looks like the ties between the Democrats and Russia are very real and obviously, Mueller can no longer be trusted as an impartial investigator, so he needs to be removed immediately.

The 9/11 Truthers might have actually been on to something when they suggested that there was something much greater behind the attacks. Maybe the Bush Administration wasn’t exactly behind it, but nothing can be taken out of the picture, considering the recent revelations about the CIA and FBI’s involvement in these, and similar cases.

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UH OH! New Report Claims Hillary Could Still Become President If Russia Probe Finds Conspiracy Evidence

President Hillary Clinton?

According to a new report, it could still happen.

No joke.

Check this out…

From Newsweek:

Nearly a year after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a Harvard University professor says 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton could still become commander in chief.

Lawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman professor of law and leadership at Harvard Law School, penned an essay for Medium in October outlining a series of hypothetical scenarios that could take place should the ongoing probe find that the Trump campaign actually conspired with Russia to influence the results of the election.

If Trump did conspire with Russia, the president “should resign, or, if he doesn’t, he should be impeached,” Lessig wrote in his essay. Vice President Mike Pence would also have to either resign or get impeached, which would make House Speaker Paul Ryan the president of the United States, Lessig wrote at the time.

Given that there is “no mechanism in American law for a new election,” nor “a mechanism for correcting the criminal results of the previous election,” Ryan ought to nominate “the person defeated by the treason of his own party, and then step aside, and let her become President,” Lessig went on to say.

More on Hillary, per Daily Caller:

Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump on Friday after he reportedly called Haiti a “shithole” during a meeting with lawmakers and expressed his desire for more immigrants from countries like Norway and fewer immigrants from countries like Haiti.

The thing is, Hillary and Haiti have a history – and it’s not a good one.

From Weekly Standard:

Protesters gathered outside the Clinton Foundation in New York City to complain about “missing money” from the Haiti recovery effort from the 2010 earthquake:

[…]

The protesters claimed that the $10 billion meant to help rebuild Haiti did little to help the country after the devastating quake. And that much of the money went to non-Haitian companies.

Source:www.usapoliticstoday.org

REPORT: Robert Mueller Was FBI Director When Agency Hid Evidence On Clinton-Russia Connection

Robert Mueller, who is the special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation, oversaw the FBI when the agency allegedly hid evidence it had collected that showed that Russian officials were engaged in a bribery scheme aimed at growing their atomic energy business inside the United States.

The details were outlined in a report on Tuesday which showed that the evidence was withheld even from lawmakers as they questioned the Obama administration’s approval of the sale of Uranium One to Russia’s Rosatom, which led to Russia controlling 20% of U.S. uranium.

Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), who chaired the House Intelligence Committee during the time the FBI probe was being conducted, told The Hill that he was never made aware of anything regarding “Russian nuclear corruption,” though many of his fellow lawmakers were concerned about the deal, which was also approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

“Not providing information on a corruption scheme before the Russian uranium deal was approved by U.S. regulators and engage appropriate congressional committees has served to undermine U.S. national security interests by the very people charged with protecting them,” Rogers said. “The Russian efforts to manipulate our American political enterprise is breathtaking.”

According to The Hill, there are strong ties between the high-level officials who were involved in the allegedly undisclosed investigation on the Russian bribery scheme and the current investigation into whether Trump campaign officials “colluded” with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign:

The investigation was ultimately supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, an Obama appointee who now serves as President Trump’s deputy attorney general, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, now the deputy FBI director under Trump, Justice Department documents show.

Both men now play a key role in the current investigation into possible, but still unproven, collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election cycle. McCabe is under congressional and Justice Department inspector general investigation in connection with money his wife’s Virginia state Senate campaign accepted in 2015 from now-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe at a time when McAuliffe was reportedly under investigation by the FBI.

The connections to the current Russia case are many. The Mikerin probe began in 2009 when Robert Mueller, now the special counsel in charge of the Trump case, was still FBI director. And it ended in late 2015 under the direction of then-FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired earlier this year.

Mueller has come under fire after it was revealed that the attorneys on his staff made previous political donations to the Democratic Party, including to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while making none to then-candidate Donald Trump.

 Source:www.dailywire.com

 

Sorry, Liberals…But Mike Flynn Contacted Russia Under Barack Obama

According to widely syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh, the media is once again pushing the American people to direct their suspicion and mistrust at President Trump for things that his predecessor is guilty of.

Donald Trump’s national security adviser Micheal Flynn has resigned, due to his own admission that he did not fully inform the administration about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the transition period. This has the media jumping up and down with excitement as they point fingers at the new president.

Before I go on, let me point out a few things about the above statement. First, why are we blaming the administration, when the issue is that he DIDN’T INFORM THE ADMINISTRATION? Secondly, “during the transition period” means that President Trump was, at the time, President-Elect Trump. He didn’t wield any power, he wasn’t in charge yet.

Want to take a guess at who was actually in power? Would you also like to guess who employed Micheal Flynn to the job that he was still in at the time of his indiscretions in Dec 2016? I’ll give you a hint, the answer to both is the same; Barack Hussein Obama!

Limbaugh pointed out this issue on his show:

“To show you just how lame the media is and how little they’ve got, they’re already asking, ‘what did Trump know and when did he know it,’ and that’s not the question. The question is, ‘what did Barack Obama know and when did he know it and what has he engineered here?’” Limbaugh said. “This all happened with Flynn back in December. Trump had not even been inaugurated yet. And it’s still mysterious to me what really happened.”

Was Flynn a traitor? Could be. Was he a double agent by the Russians to tattle on Donald Trump? Again, could be, we don’t really know. What we do know is who employed him to work at the white house, and in who’s employ he was when the objectionable contact was made. Again, it was good old Barry Obama.

Sorry (not sorry) Hillary supporters, you can keep sharpening your pitchforks if you want, but you’ll have to use them another day.

Source:consjournal.com

 

Debbie Wasserman Shultz Just Panicked! Look What She Said About Working With Russia

Debbie Wasserman Shultz said that she was not aware that the Russian dossier was funded by the DNC. This is funny. The DNC’s current president Tom Perez threw her under the busy with the following statement yesterday:

“TOM PEREZ AND THE NEW LEADERSHIP OF THE DNC WERE NOT INVOLVED IN ANY DECISION-MAKING REGARDING FUSION GPS, NOR WERE THEY AWARE THAT PERKINS COIE WAS WORKING WITH THE ORGANIZATION.”

The DNC’s chairman Keith Ellison also threw Shultz under the bus.

“TOM AND ME, WE WEREN’T EVEN THERE AT THE TIME,” ELLISON TOLD THE HILL. “I KNOW AS MUCH ABOUT IT AS YOU GUYS WHO HAVE REPORTED IT.”

Debbie Wasserman Shultz’ spokesperson came forward and said the following:

“SHE WAS NOT AWARE OF ANYTHING RELATED TO THIS RESEARCH ARRANGEMENT,” SPOKESMAN DAVID DAMRON SAID.

The Democrats are denying, denying, denying. They are now all collectively throwing Hillary under the bus. It seems that nobody has her back anymore. The rats are jumping off he ship.

Share this if you think Hillary needs to go to jail and Debbie can go too!

Source:libertywriters.com

Liberals OUTRAGED At Fed Up Texan’s Billboard BLASTING ABC For Russia-Trump Fake News

If ABC hasn’t gotten the message by now that Americans are fed up with their fake news about Russian interference, perhaps they’ll get it now.

A San Antonio area well-driller dug deep into his own pockets and paid for a large billboard that has been put up on the side of I-10 and Buckskin Drive.

Buckskin Drive is about as Texas sounding as one can get, but we digress.

The massive open-air missive reads:

“ABC News: I grew up with you. We are through. The Russians didn’t elect Donald Trump. I did.”

Kyle Courtney of Wellstar Groundwater Technologies has been in the business for the past 30 years. That’s a lot of evening news for one man’s eyes and ears. But now Courtney has had enough of all the ABC nonsense about Russians swinging the election in favor of Trump.

In a statement to SBG San Antonio, Courtney wrote:

“ABC News was the only channel I watched as a child growing up in Texas but I think they have lost touch with America and forgotten the working man. They don’t represent our voice anymore. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was funded by the Clinton Foundation in close coordination with the media, and now we’re seeing them try to fix what they couldn’t fix during the election. They are doing everything they can, night after night, to create narratives and sway people’s direction to impeach Donald Trump. Our democracy is at stake when a major political party and the media are in bed together. I’m not asking anyone to boycott the Democratic party. I’m not in the brainwashing business, but the liberal media is.”

Any good conservative knows it was the millions of other good conservatives who elected Trump and not some alleged Russian hacker walled up in Siberia who somehow convinced them to vote for Trump.

ABC added insult to fake news injury in April when it abruptly canceled Tim Allen’s hugely popular sitcom “Last Man Standing.” ABC swears it wasn’t a political maneuver to appeal liberal haters of the show. Rather, it was a business decision.

Right.

But it was music to the ears of LMS viewers when CMT officials announced “preliminary talks” about reviving the show.

Courtney may be preaching to the choir in his native San Antonio area but the message of his billboard rings loud and clear: start reporting the news, ABC. And don’t mess with Texas.

Do you think Kyle Courtney’s billboard will get through to ABC? Sound off in the comment section below.

Source:100 Percent Fed Up, usherald.com