Whether or not Rick Gates and Paul Manafort engaged Psy-Group for intelligence services in 2016, the proposal created in response to Gates' instructions provides proof about how Manafort intended to run the campaign and how much he might have had to spend had the Russians not provided those services for free.
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Okay, the last post indicated a few thoughts as we are on the cusp, and maybe by the time I post this, other side of Kavanaugh confirmation. But Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was brave. Brave. Courageous, not just for herself, but all girls now…
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Okay, in case you have not already guessed, Marcy is away, mostly, for a couple of days. Even a prolific presence like her is entitled to that. So, you get me for today. Sorry!
Now, because I have been a little involved in trying to figure…
A comparison of the DNC and WADA GRU indictments suggsets a lot of commonality between the operations -- potentially including shared bitcoin infrastructure. But there are some interesting differences, perhaps the different treatment of InfoOps, between the two.
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As pointed out first by Nick Watson in the Gainesville (Georgia) Times and then fleshed out further by Chris Joyner in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, US District Judge Richard Story on September 21 dismissed a charge of possession of the…
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I find the referral to Mueller of Corey Lewandowski's attacks on Republican operative Cheri Jacobus far more intriguing than the move of Kyle Freeny and Brandon Van Grack back to their regular jobs elsewhere in DOJ.
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Volunteering for Operation BBQ Relief to help feed flood victims in Wilmington, NC prompted some thoughts on whether it is too late for empathy and compassion to ever reunite a country riven by opposing ideals.
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