Skip to comments.Fusion GPS-Linked Group Worked With Tech Company Tied To Russian ‘False Flag’ Operation
Posted on 01/10/2019 10:34:02 PM PST by Trump_the_Evil_Left
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 Alabamas December 2017 special election.
New Knowledge recently produced a report for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and TDIPs founder was in contact with two Democrats from the committee.
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 Alabamas 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 Knowledges 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 TDIPs own Trump-Russia investigation, the group hired Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier.
The extent of Warners contacts with Jones remain unclear.
The collaboration between TDIP and New Knowledge, which has not been previously reported, involved a dashboard set up at the site, Disinfo2018.com, which tracked social media disinformation networks to include suspected foreign state-actors conducting information warfare against the American public prior to the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.
The project appears similar to Hamilton 68, a dashboard operated by the Alliance for Security Democracy. Jonathon Morgan, the founder of New Knowledge, helped create Hamilton 68 and has appeared frequently in the media to discuss Russias disinformation efforts.
In an interview with BBC, Morgan claimed Russians were behind #ReleaseTheMemo, the hashtag used to call for the release of a memo from House Intel Republicans that questioned the FBIs reliance on the unverified Steele dossier to obtain surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
But New Knowledge and Morgan are now known for their tactics during the December 2017 Alabama special election.
The New York Times published a damning exposé Dec. 19, 2018, showing New Knowledge operatives targeted conservative Alabamans with fake Facebook pages intended to sow doubt about Roy Moore, the controversial Republican candidate.
The operatives also created thousands of fake Russian Twitter accounts set to follow Moore. The effect was that numerous news outlets reported Moore was being supported by a Russian disinformation network.
New Knowledge has come under heavy criticism following the report, largely because the firms tactics in Alabama so closely mirrored the Russian efforts they say they oppose. Morgan, a former State Department adviser, said the Alabama project was merely an experiment that had no impact on the special election, which was won by Democrat Doug Jones.
The Washington Post reported New Knowledge authored a document describing the Alabama false flag operation, but Morgan has denied that claim and said he was unaware of most of the activities detailed in it.
New Knowledges Senate report on Russian disinformation networks makes clear its investigation was undertaken at the request of SSCI. But an SSCI official told TheDCNF the committee did not pay New Knowledge and TDIP has never been hired for any work. The official also noted SSCI does not necessarily endorse New Knowledges findings.
TDIP has maintained a lower profile than New Knowledge. Most of whats known about the group has been revealed only through Adam Waldman, an attorney who had contact with the organization in 2017. Information that Jones, the TDIP founder, provided to the FBI was also released in an April 27, 2018, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence report.
Jones, who registered TDIP on Jan. 31, 2017, told the FBI in late March 2017 his organization had hired Fusion GPS and Steele, a former MI6 officer, to continue investigations into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections that began with funding from the DNC and Clinton campaign. Jones also told the FBI the project had received $50 million in funding from between seven and 10 wealthy liberal donors.
IRS records suggest TDIP did not receive all of that funding at once. Information from the nonprofits tax filings show the group received $9 million in 2017.
Around the same time as his meeting with the FBI, Jones reached out to Waldman, an attorney with a myriad of links to players in the Russia saga. Waldman represented Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and has apparent links to Steele.
Waldman told TheDCNF Jones told him that Fusion GPS was involved with TDIP. He also said Jones claimed Soros had provided funding for TDIPs anti-Trump operation. (RELATED: Soros Has Given $1 Million To Group Linked To Fusion GPS For Trump-Russia Investigation)
Waldman also provided text messages from March 17, 2017, in which Jones said TDIP helped plant anti-Trump news stories.
Our team helped with this, Jones wrote to Waldman, linking to a Reuters article about Russian investment in Florida properties owned by President Donald Trump.
Waldman also exchanged text messages with Warner that suggested the Virginia Democrat was in close contact with Jones.
In an April 25, 2017, text message to Warner, Waldman said Steele had told him Dan Jones is coming to see you.
The interactions between Warner, Waldman, Steele and Jones remain one of the enduring puzzles of SSCIs Russia probe. The committee has refused to discuss the matter.
But Warner was not Joness only Democratic contact on SSCI.
According to a New Yorker article published Oct. 15, 2018, an unidentified Democratic senator other than Warner contacted Jones in early 2017 to review data related to Alfa Bank, a Russian bank whose computer servers allegedly had back-channel contacts with Trump Organization computers.
The Alfa Bank connection to Trump was first reported by Slate on Oct. 31, 2016. Alfa Banks founders are also accused of having cozy relations with the Kremlin in Steeles dossier. The claims of illicit contact between Alfa Bank and the Trump Organization have remained unverified, with some computer experts doubting the theory.
Neither TDIP nor New Knowledge responded to multiple requests for comment.
Mitch needs to clean house on that committee.
More importantly, all aspects of this scandal must be exposed and guilty parties punished.
New Knowledge also has links to military intelligence, I documented on a previous thread--the rot goes very high and very deep.
Does the majority leader (McConnell) have any say on who the derps appoint to committees?
Serious question cause I don't know.
Bump for reference
[ 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 Alabamas December 2017 special election. ]
Well, then it seems that military tribunals are in order.
So when does it come out that Fusion GPS is a front group for the CIA?
I don’t doubt you on the but do you have a link or can you define the connection?
Normally each party gets to appoint their own committee members. Whether McConnell has any special power to decided to exclude opposing party members from a committee, I don’t know, but he sure could raise hell with Schumer in various ways if Schumer does not cooperate. Whether the Turtle will really put the screws to Schumer over this, who knows?
Wonder if anyone can follow these long sentences?
The anti-American, global socialist, DNC and their near universally aligned mass media psyops arm, may as well just nominate Putin, and some of the old Politburo members, (*who have held seats in parliament since 91’), and nominate some of Putin’s favorite FSB agents from the Kremlin, **who have been conspiring so successfully with the anti-American DNC, to DNC seats up for the 2020 election!
The DNC really owes it to Kremlin foreign service agents, even while Kremlin FSB agents were paid millions by HRC’s DNC funds, for information to bring about a coup attempt!
Almost everything and everyone - the Clinton’s, Obama’s, the DNC/Uniparty, and their owned IC, DOJ, mass media, left wing academia, and entertainment bed-fellows, serve and conspire with, Russia, China, hegimonic Sharia, or those seeking to subvert a free America, to destroy liberty, Christianity, and conservatism, in order to replace it with a totalitarian global socialist government.
“... or those seeking to subvert a free America, SEEK to destroy liberty...”
Wow confused myself!
No, I’m just being cynical, but let’s say that I would not be surprised if....
Jonathon Morgan of New Knowledge helped create Hamilton 68... which brings this up:
Russian bots promote pro-gun messages after Florida school shooting, CNN ^
CNN)Russia-linked bots are promoting pro-gun messages on Twitter in an attempt to sow discord in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, monitoring groups say. Hashtags, topics, and URLs related to the shooting overwhelmingly feature in the tweets pushed by these automated Twitter accounts in the past 48 hours, according to Hamilton 68, a tool launched by the Alliance for Securing Democracy to track what it describes as “Russian propaganda and disinformation efforts online.” The Alliance is a group housed at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) think tank to “defend against, deter, and raise the costs... https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/16/us/russian-bots-florida-shooting-intl/index.html
Which makes it possible if not probable that these so-called Russian bots with pro-gun messages may have been Democrat operatives- just as they were in the Alabama special election.
Well that’s interesting. . .
terrific article. why isn’t such info all over the FakeNewsMSM? so many connections worth following up. so much treachery.
also good today:
10 Jan: Daily Caller: Sidney Powell: How Did The Wife Of A Mueller Protege End Up Hearing Muellers Case?
10 Jan: GatewayPundit: Joe Hoft: BREAKING: Staunch Hillary Supporter is the Same Source Behind the Bogus Trump-Russia Bank Connections and Bogus Elements in Steele Dossier
Senator Mark Warner is up to his pitted neck in this!! HE IS DIRTY AS HELL!
Since Barr is best buds with Mueller, nothing will happen with this or Clintons...but hopefully our side, which is really just PDJT, will know how to expose such in real time, not hind sight.
So GPS ran this -- with Jones as a cut-out -- to 'prove' those dasterdly Russkies meddled in the special election, but Dickerson and Morgan and Mehlhorn couldn't stop bragging about having done it. And now Matt Osborne too.
And now these four are going to do time (it doesn't help Melhorn that his first name is Dmitri), because they are going to be pursued and indicted by the same people dey was trying to helps LOFL.
Whoa Nellie (Ohr...)
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