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Scoop: Steve Bannon used cell-phone location data for people who had been inside Roman Catholic chur

Scoop: Steve Bannon used cell-phone location data for people who had been inside Roman Catholic churches in Dubuque, Iowa, in 2018 to target them with get-out-the-vote ads.

https://twitter.com/joshua_eaton/status/1152191948096245760


Reminder ; Bannon was serving on the board of Cambridge Analytica in 2016 before serving on the Trump campaign. Mike Flynn was an advisor to C/Analytica. Kusher & Don Jr ran Parscale's fake news/microtargeting op. Manafort gave Ru internal polling (targeting data)

https://twitter.com/911CORLEBRA777/status/1152307733036556288


Catholics in Iowa went to church. Steve Bannon tracked their phones.

Campaigns have been using cell-phone location data for years. Did Bannon take it too far?


Steve Bannon and the conservative group CatholicVote used cell-phone location data for people who had been inside Roman Catholic churches in Dubuque, Iowa, in 2018 to target them with get-out-the-vote ads, ThinkProgress has learned.

Bannon, a former senior White House aide, made the claim in a deleted scene from the new documentary about him, The Brink. This scene has not been previously published.

“If your phone’s ever been in a Catholic church, it’s amazing, they got this data,” Bannon told director Alison Klayman as they sat in his Washington, D.C., home on the eve of the 2018 midterm elections.

“Literally, they can tell who’s been in a Catholic church and how frequently,” Bannon added. “And they got it triaged.”

More: https://thinkprogress.org/exclusive-steve-bannon-geofencing-data-collection-catholic-church-4aaeacd5c182/

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Law Firm:

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Law Firm:

- Acosta worked there.
- Brett Kavanaugh worked there.
- William Barr worked there.
- John Bolton worked there.
- They defended Epstein and got him off.

https://twitter.com/pacelattin/status/1149696973206745088


And Kirkland and Ellis represents Alfa Bank which was the bank pinging the DeVoss and Trump Tower servers, and also Semion Mogilevich’s plaything. Mob mob mob. K and E also represent the Russian mob.

https://twitter.com/Dale116dot7/status/1149802862282567681


Theres also Robert S Khuzami - who is apparently Deputy United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, former Director of the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission and former General Counsel of Deutsche Bank...

https://twitter.com/SmellOfMonkey/status/1149720531924639749


Mark Filip, DAG who signed off on the Epstein non-prosecution agreement works there now.
https://twitter.com/InvisibleMomma/status/1149799544194027521


https://www.kirkland.com/lawyers/f/filip-mark-pc

Have a look at some of the names here.

Kirkland & Ellis wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkland_%26_Ellis


Some "tough love" from Rick Wilson

https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1149292029517664257
https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1149293553882947585
https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1149294695308304384


1/ Tough love:

You know who benefits from the House civil war being waged by AOC?

Donald Trump, that's who.


The new class of Democrats has more Katie Porters and Conor Lambs than AOCs, but hey, it's just the majority of the only body you control at stake, and the Presidency.

2/ You don't want to hear it. You don't want the understand it. I promise you, my TL is about to turn into a tu quoque nightmare.

And yet, I persist.

You control *one* house of *one* branch and that one house needs to be absolutely unified and focused.

3/ So choose one:

A) a grinding legislative and strategic program where no one gets everything they want but that holds together a caucus full of new members from swing districts and serves as a counterweight to Trump.

B) Burn down Pelosi, feed Trump, and lose.

4/ The choice isn't "AOC or Nancy"...the choice is "Nancy or Trump."

But by all means, y'all do you.

5/ And before you accuse (which you will, no matter what I say, but here's to it):

This isn't me being critical of a progressive or a woman or a woman of color or blah blah blah. This isn't a conservative or GOP critique. This is *just* politics.

Is Epstein an intelligence asset? If so, for which country?

Note: I did NOT say a US intelligence asset.

https://twitter.com/KYWildWoman/status/1149059047511011330

Epstein’s name, I was told, had been raised by the Trump transition team when Alexander Acosta, the former U.S. attorney in Miami who’d infamously cut Epstein a non-prosecution plea deal back in 2007, was being interviewed for the job of labor secretary. The plea deal put a hard stop to a separate federal investigation of alleged sex crimes with minors and trafficking.

“Is the Epstein case going to cause a problem [for confirmation hearings]?” Acosta had been asked. Acosta had explained, breezily, apparently, that back in the day he’d had just one meeting on the Epstein case. He’d cut the non-prosecution deal with one of Epstein’s attorneys because he had “been told” to back off, that Epstein was above his pay grade. “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone,” he told his interviewers in the Trump transition, who evidently thought that was a sufficient answer and went ahead and hired Acosta. (The Labor Department had no comment when asked about this.)

... snip

For almost two decades, for some nebulous reason, whether to do with ties to foreign intelligence, his billions of dollars, or his social connections, Epstein, whose alleged sexual sickness and horrific assaults on women without means or ability to protect themselves is well-known in his circle, remained untouchable.


I'd sure like to know who told Acosta Epstein is an intelligence asset.

An AP reporter asked Acosta if knew whether Epstein was “an intelligence asset.”
He follows with an grand non-denial-denial.

https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1149038075902697472

With all those video cameras all over his homes and the way he collected VIPs all over the world, who was he sharing his kompromat with?

This saga we're living thru is about the MOB. Always has been.

Lincoln's Bible researches and educates about the mob. It has been an interesting 3 years or so.

And here’s a lovely thread on Jeffrey Epstein, the Maxwells (Robert & Ghislaine), Mogilevich, & some very scary Russian mobsters who ran their biz out of Trump Tower & El Caribe (Michael Cohen’s family joint). Because this saga we’re living thru is about the MOB. Always has been.

https://twitter.com/LincolnsBible/status/1147696418313793537


This thread is educational and a classic. I'll just add the last post.

https://twitter.com/LincolnsBible/status/987430279982665728

Epstein is connected to the head of the Russian mob, but I'm sure that's just a coincidence.



4/ I’m not being cute, mentioning the Russian mob. Epstein’s longtime girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, is the daughter of Robert Maxwell, the publishing magnate who was business partners with Semion Mogilevich. Yes, THAT Mogilevich, the capo di tutti capi of the Russian mob.

https://twitter.com/gregolear/status/1099307125535322112

Hellava leak: Britain's man in the the US says Trump is 'inept': Cables from ambassador say he is 'd

Britain's man in the the US says Trump is 'inept': Cables from ambassador say he is 'dysfunctional' | Daily Mail Online

https://twitter.com/rjpress/status/1147625976148496385



Britain's man in the the US says Trump is 'inept': Leaked secret cables from ambassador say the President is 'uniquely dysfunctional and his career could end in disgrace'

*EXCLUSIVE: Sir Kim Darroch used secret cables to impugn Trump's character
*Top diplomat warned London President Trump's career could end in 'disgrace'
*Bombshell comments risk angering the notoriously thin-skinned US President
*He describes bitter conflicts in White House as 'knife fights', sources confirmed
*And claims President's economic policies could wreck the world trade system
*Says Presidency could 'crash and burn', 'we could be at start of downward spiral'


Britain's Ambassador to Washington has described Donald Trump as 'inept', 'insecure' and 'incompetent' in a series of explosive memos to Downing Street.

Sir Kim Darroch, one of Britain's top diplomats, used secret cables and briefing notes to impugn Trump's character, warning London that the White House was 'uniquely dysfunctional' and that the President's career could end in 'disgrace'.

His bombshell comments risk angering the notoriously thin-skinned President and undermining the UK's 'special relationship' with America.

In the memos, seen by The Mail on Sunday following an unprecedented leak, Sir Kim:

*Describes bitter conflicts within Trump's White House – verified by his own sources – as 'knife fights';
*Warns that Trump could have been indebted to 'dodgy Russians';
*Claims the President's economic policies could wreck the world trade system;
*Says the scandal-hit Presidency could 'crash and burn' and that 'we could be at the beginning of a downward spiral... that leads to disgrace and downfall';
*Voices fears that Trump could still attack Iran.

In one of the most sensitive documents, Sir Kim writes: 'We don't really believe this Administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept.'

More: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7220335/Britains-man-says-Trump-inept-Cables-ambassador-say-dysfunctional.html

BREAKING: Accusations of extortion, secret tape recordings, and sex trafficking -- the Jeffrey Epstei

BREAKING: Accusations of extortion, secret tape recordings, and sex trafficking — the Jeffrey Epstein case unleashes a bitter war between the country’s two most prominent legal Goliaths

https://twitter.com/jkbjournalist/status/1147271779825717249


Dershowitz v. Boies: Jeffrey Epstein case unleashes war between two legal Goliaths


It’s a high-stakes war between two of the country’s most powerful lawyers. Their feud, simmering for years, involves accusations of extortion, surreptitious recordings, unethical conduct and underage sex trafficking.

Harvard lawyer Alan Dershowitz has filed four bar complaints in three states — all of which have been dismissed — in a quest to disqualify lawyer David Boies and one of his partners who represent a woman accusing Dershowitz of sexually abusing her when she was underage, newly filed court records show.

The pugnacious Dershowitz, 80, and the equally zealous Boies, 78, have been sparring for decades. In recent years, both have suffered damage to their storied legacies, making this latest clash between the two legal titans one of the most important of their half-century careers.

Dershowitz, professor emeritus at Harvard law school and one of the nation’s most iconic civil libertarians, has defended such notorious clients as Claus Von Bulow, Mike Tyson and O.J. Simpson. But after four decades of legal accolades, he is now facing a sex scandal and is forced to clear his own name at a time when he’s facing a barrage of attacks on social media as one of the most fervent legal defenders of President Donald Trump.

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article232312102.html#storylink=cpy
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