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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:43 PM

Big news: CNN reporting links between Brexit, Russia, and Trump.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/politics/banks-wigmore-russian-ambassador-meetings/index.html


Two British political operatives were in regular contact with the Russian ambassador in London while they campaigned for, and met with, Donald Trump in the United States in 2016, a review of emails and social media posts shows.

Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore were prominent figures in the 2016 campaign for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.
Banks' donation of more than 8 million pounds (nearly $11 million) to the pro-Brexit campaign is the subject of a probe by the country's Electoral Commission, amid concerns of Russian interference.

After successfully campaigning for Brexit in June, the men's attention appeared to turn to the United States.

In August 2016, Banks and Wigmore attended a Trump rally in Mississippi with Nigel Farage from the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP).
Farage spoke at the event, and was introduced by then-candidate Trump as "the man behind Brexit."


After successfully campaigning for Brexit in June, the men's attention appeared to turn to the United States.





Carole Cadwalladr and the Guardian/Observer have been reporting about Arron Banks, Brexit, Cambridge Analytica, Assange, and Russia for over a year. But in the UK, the Guardian doesn't have the ability to mainstream stories, and the BBC and other UK news haven't touched it.

The first real move into the US/UK mainstream was when the NYT ran this story by Cadwalladr in March)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/17/us/politics/cambridge-analytica-trump-campaign.html
(Thank you, NYT - you are still the paper of record even if I have some issues with you.)

But is FINALLY starting to break in the US press - through CNN.


This is big, big, big.
The UK could break open the Assange-Trump-Farage-Rohrabacher links.
(Farage was the face of Brexit, friend of Roger Stone, hung out with Trump, and met Assange.)

Keep watching!

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EndGOPPropaganda Jun 2018 OP
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2018 #1
Cracklin Charlie Jun 2018 #2
Uncle Joe Jun 2018 #3
pnwmom Jun 2018 #4
EndGOPPropaganda Jun 2018 #9
volstork Jun 2018 #5
Perseus Jun 2018 #6
DemocracyMouse Jun 2018 #7
orangecrush Jun 2018 #8

Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:16 PM

1. Good post!



K&R

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Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:22 PM

2. Now we know.

The whole bit about fake news this week.

Sleep well, traitors!

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Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:41 PM

3. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread EndGOPPropaganda

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Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:42 PM

4. This was reported in British news a few days ago. I believe in the Sunday Times. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 07:39 AM

9. Reported in the Guardian in May 2017!

Sadly our broader public debate is driven by just a few publications.
In the US, NYT has that power especially amongst the well educated. CNN has the most power, though.

Hereís the rough timeline:
Cadwalladr at the Guardian has been reporting on Brexit manipulation and ties to Bannon/Trump since May 2017.
The NYT published a story co-written by Cadwalladr in Mar 2018. Thatís what really got the ball rolling.
The UK Parliament media committee has been interviewing people but it hasnít gotten a ton of press coverage.
The Times UK finally ran a story last week. The BBC has run one or two stories.
And now CNN has picked it up!!!! This is the big break.

Cadwalladr has written dozens of stories over the last year that are worth reading.

Christopher Wylie is the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower - if you donít know about him, he is very much worth reading about.

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Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:50 PM

5. NOW we're getting somewhere!

There is no way all of these things are coincidental.

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Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:58 PM

6. That is why I laugh when people dismiss conspiracies

as if it is something that can only happen in spy novels.

It happens in spy novels because it happens in real life, that is where the authors get their inspirations from, real life.

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Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:04 PM

7. Looks like Banks & Wigmore may have gotten funds from Russia

There's this from CNN:

"Given Mr Banks's extensive interaction with the Russian government and the fact that the origins of his £9 million pounds donation remain unknown, I urge the Metropolitan Police to make formal inquiries to clarify the nature of Mr Banks's ambiguous relations with the Russian government," Kinnock wrote.


And this Trumpian echo:

Damian Collins, a member of Parliament and head of a committee investigating fake news, said the men had "themselves put on the record that they frequently lie, exaggerate, misspeak and misunderstand," adding it was difficult to know whether to believe what the men told the committee about their meetings with Russian officials.

The committee meeting came to an abrupt end when both men refused to answer any more questions, saying they had an appointment for lunch.

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Response to EndGOPPropaganda (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:29 PM

8. Kick and Rec!

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