So I’m still learning how to do these, but the video should be in the tweet.

I used to bitch about why so many journalist used tweets for video, especially given twitters Russian investment, but now I understand. It’s way easier.

Also here is the link to Lawfare’s coverage of the indictment along with the indictment within, if you have time it is as good as a read as last Friday’s Russian GRU indictment.

Finally here is a link to Muellers office where all the indictments can be read directly.


Wanted to add this last thread:


This comment in particular by Puffin:

Paul Manafort to Sarah Palin to Alexander Torshin

In 2004, Paul Manafort began working for the Pro-Putin Party of Regions in Ukraine. By 2005, Manafort had signed a contract with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to push Putin’s agenda in the US.


Soon after, in 2006, Paul Manafort’s business partner in Ukraine, Rick Davis of Davis-Manafort, was introducing Oleg Deripaska to John McCain. Deripaska would go on to host John McCain’s birthday bash off the coast of Montenegro later that year.

In 2008, Rick Davis became John McCain’s campaign manager for his presidential run against Obama. Manafort had joined the campaigned momentarily, too, before being kicked out by campaign staffers dues to his work in Ukraine. Davis was momentarily kicked out as well, but after constantly calling and crying to John McCain, McCain relented and let him in.

Rick Davis as well as another Paul Manafort associate, Charlie Black (of Black-Manafort-&-Stone), were instrumental in choosing Sarah Palin as McCain’s running mate.

That Sunday night, Rick Davis and Schmidt went alone to see McCain at his apartment in Phoenix. They urged him to take a hard look at Palin. Davis had been talking with her regularly all through August as part of a confidential plan designed to keep secret the fact that she was even under serious consideration. That weekend, Davis checked with Culvahouse to ask if he could complete a thorough vetting of Palin in the short time remaining. Culvahouse said he could. With that reassurance, McCain called Palin, who was at the Alaska State Fair, and invited her to come to Arizona to meet with him.


After losing the election to Obama, in January 2008 Sarah Palin sent invites to world diplomats to attend the following January Alaska’s 50'th anniversary since being admitted to the Union. On the list included the newly appointed ambassador of Russia Sergey Kislyak, at the center of Trump-Russia.

In May 2009, just 5 months after attending Sarah Palin’s gala, Kislyak contacted Palin about meeting Torshin.

An aide wrote to Palin in May of 2009: “You had received a request to call the Russian Ambassador regarding a proposed visit by Mr. Alexander Torshin... Torshin will be visiting Alaska on June 6, 2009 and we have asked the Lt. Governor to meet with him.”