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Wed Jan 16, 2019, 02:38 PM

Rick Gates Tells Mueller About Trump Team's Dealings With Israeli Intelligence Firm

Rick Gates Tells Mueller About Trump Team’s Dealings With Israeli Intelligence Firm

Psy Group delivered plans for ‘social media manipulation’ in 2016 and the special counsel is digging in as part of his probe into Mideast influence.


Rick Gates, the former campaign aide to Donald Trump, is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into whether individuals from the Middle East worked with the Trump campaign to influence the election, according to two individuals with first-hand knowledge of the investigation.

Gates has answered questions specifically about Psy Group, an Israeli firm that ex-employees say drew up social media manipulation plans to help the Trump campaign, according to sources familiar with the questions. Mueller’s team also asked Gates about interactions with Psy Group’s owner, Joel Zamel, and Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, who worked as an emissary for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the sources said.

On Tuesday, Mueller’s team said that Gates was cooperating with “several ongoing investigations” in asking a federal judge to delay his sentencing for financial crimes he pleaded guilty to committing with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. One of the ongoing investigations is into possible Middle Eastern election influence, three people with knowledge of the probe told The Daily Beast.

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Gates requested proposals in 2016 from Psy Group that would help Trump in his campaign for president, The New York Times reported last year. Those proposals included social media manipulation tactics such as creating fake avatars to engage voters and Republican campaign delegates. Gates reportedly spoke about the proposals with George Birnbaum, a Republican consultant with connections in Israel. Former Psy Group employees who spoke with The Daily Beast said they only interacted with Birnbaum, whom they were introduced to by an intermediary, and did not have contact with Gates.

More: https://www.thedailybeast.com/rick-gates-tells-mueller-about-trump-teams-dealings-with-israeli-intelligence-firm?source=twitter&via=desktop


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MelissaB Jan 2019 OP
DURHAM D Jan 2019 #1
Leghorn21 Jan 2019 #2
calimary Jan 2019 #3
Leghorn21 Jan 2019 #5
MelissaB Jan 2019 #4
Scurrilous Jan 2019 #6

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 02:39 PM

1. Rut Row nt

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 02:41 PM

2. YES

Keep Mr. Gates healthy and fit, please Mr. Mueller

Great piece of news

Much needed

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 03:03 PM

3. Indeed! Did the Israelis he compromised approve his giving away the secrets

THEY gathered, probably at great peril, when the Russians were invited into that Oval Office? That we in America didn’t know about because American media wasn’t allowed to photograph it. Hell, it looks as though not even an official White House photographer got any heads-up to go shoot photos of that meeting - IN that meeting! It was the Russian media that released reports and photos of that meeting. Only then did the home team find out that the purported “star quarterback” has been massively helping the opposing team - and doing so behind our backs. AND repeatedly LYING to us about all of it, every aspect of it, and beyond!

I’m actually kinda shocked that an individual as morally, emotionally, mentally, and experientially FOUL has been allowed to remain in the Oval Office! I find it shocking and frankly embarrassing that active steps - legal and Constitutional and by-the-book - like invoking the 25th Amendment or an impeachment that’s already at trial in the Senate, still haven’t been taken. He needs to be removed from power. How much more damage is he going to get away with doing or causing before we take his power and authority away? For Pete’s Sake, he’s put an actual withdrawal from NATO on the table!!!! Which would weaken NATO almost immediately and almost irreparably, if the US pulls out of NATO.

We need ALL of the truth out in the open ASAP! Including everything trump has been trying to conceal. Or deliberately HIDE. Whatcha trying to HIDE, Mr. Russian Asset? Is that why you’ve moved heaven and earth to keep your tax returns under wrap, too? And why you’ve never allowed any other eyes or ears into your hush-hush meetings with your boss - I mean Vladimir Putin? We need ANSWERS. If for no other reason than to confirm what many of us either have come to suspect, or suspected all along.

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Response to calimary (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 03:43 PM

5. Thanks for excellent post, c - I will be long dead and buried or whatever before I forget the photos

of orange45 yukking it up with that mobster Lavrov and that icky Kislyak in the fkn Oval Office

WTF WTF MAN OMG

Hang tough, my friend -

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 03:06 PM

4. Devin Nunes, come on down!!!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 05:20 PM

6. K&R

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