This is why Hillary Clinton Lost the Election

The disclosure comes from an excerpt of Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, by Donna Brazile, published in Politico magazine. Brazile took over as party chairperson in July 2016 in the wake of hacked emails showing that many DNC staffers were openly rooting for Clinton in the primary. Brazile says that when she took over as interim chair, she set about trying to untangle the financial web that had grown up around the campaign.
She says what she learned was that the DNC had made a deal with Clinton’s people in August 2015 to clear up the party’s debts.
“This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity,” Brazile writes in the book due out next week.
Book Reveals Clinton Campaign Effectively Controlled DNC As Early As 2015
by Scott Neuman NPR – November 3, 2017

@jack Twitter Offered Russian TV Network 15% Of Its Total Share Of US Elections Advertising

“Twitter wanted RT to spend big ahead of the 2016 US election, offering a significant portion of its election-related ad inventory in return. The social media company offered the Russian state–owned television network up to a 15% share of voice (‘SOV’) on US election advertising — or the percent of all ads run on that topic — for $3 million.” 
After courting RT’s ad dollars during the 2016 election, Twitter reversed course last week when it said it would prohibit accounts owned by the network from advertising on its platform: “This decision was based on the retrospective work we’ve been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that both RT and Sputnik attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government.”
The intelligence report Twitter referenced called RT “the Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet.”
Russian Spy Mariya Valeryevna Butina
Russian: Мари́я Валерьевна Бу́тина; born November 10, 1988; sometimes spelled Maria Butina,  arrested.
ES&S Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed pc Anywhere Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States
NRA and some other nonprofits will no longer need to identify their donors to the IRS
@ScottWalker with arrested Russian nationalist and @NRA lifetime member Maria Butina.

Russian Spy Mariya Valeryevna Butina Russian: Мари́я Валерьевна Бу́тина; born November 10, 1988; sometimes spelled Maria Butina, MARIIA BUTINA arrested.

UPDATE: 11/16/18 Justice Department says in new filing it is engaged in talks “regarding a potential resolution of this matter” involving accused Russian agent Maria Butina and ask a court to postpone status conference for two weeks while they figure out whether they can make a deal.

Maybe now we’ll find out how Russia funneled money through the NRA to Trump.

BCKG: Butina began working for then-Russian Senator Aleksandr Torshin, an oligarch and Putin ally, in 2011. Torshin is now the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia.

Jill Wine-Banks Former Watergate Prosecutor says:

“His performance today will live in infamy as much as the Pearl Harbor attack or Kristallnacht,” 
“We were burglarized this time by foreign agents,” said Wine-Banks, a former Watergate prosecutor, speaking of the 2016 Russian hacking campaign. “It’s just as serious to me as the Cuban Missile Crisis in terms of an attack or the 9/11 attack. The president is taking the side of the people who attacked us.”
Jill Wine-Banks offered some analysis of the situation making comparisons to 9/11, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and Kristallnacht.

The Crisis Facing America

The country can no longer afford to wait to ascertain why President Trump has subordinated himself to Putin

it must deal with the fact that he has.

Putin ordered the interference with the American Election!

His motivation is everything you already know plus the repeal of a law called the Magnitsky Act, passed to punish Russian officials responsible for the death of a Russian whistleblower, Sergei Magnitsky.
Thread Here’s Trump in 2015, suggesting to Maria Butina (Russian crime boss Alexander Torshin’s special assistant) that he would lift sanctions on Russia. “I believe I would get along very nicely with Putin… I don’t think you’d need the sanctions.”

In 2017, Butina told The Washington Post that she never worked for the Russian government.

Helderman, Rosalind S.; Hamburger, Tom (April 30, 2017). “Guns and religion: How American conservatives grew closer to Putin’s Russia”The Washington PostArchived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 8,2018.
Born in Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia, in Siberia, in 1988.
According to her Linkedin profile. She wrote on Linkedin: The chief focus of Butina’s master’s degree in International Service is a concentration in cyber policy, the “internet of things”, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Her American University summer internship was with the Asian Pacific Top Level Domain Association on the topic of internet governance. Maria was a featured panelist at the group’s international conference in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2017. She has lectured in a dozen countries around the world and been in and out of active conflict regions. She studied global energy markets and other international trade issues. Maria was a small business owner (a chain of furniture stores) when she was still an undergraduate in Siberia, Russia.
Butina began working for then-Russian Senator Aleksandr Torshin, an oligarch and Putin ally, in 2011. Torshin is now the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia.
2011 Maria Butina @Maria_Butina 
Founder & Board Member of “The Right to Bear Arms” (Право на оружие)
Мария Бутина ‏   @Maria_Butina 23 Jun 2011

Arrested Russian Spy Maria Butina Using Folkore for Facism
First Russian tweets translated into English
May 9th 2011- June 23 2011

  • Meeting with the head of the folklore center “Pesnokhorki”
  • International folklore children’s village-festival “Belovodye”
  • The Kite Festival was held in Barnaul
  • “United Russia” is not the sublimation of world evil. Their main problem is the lack of ideas, a fresh look. Putin in the …
  • Rummage against the capitalists
  • Operation “implementation”
  • Open address to the participants of the “Youth primaries-2011” and members of the public commissions

Butina Began Building a Relationship Between the NRA & Her Russian Group, Right to Bear Arms, in 2012 see picture of her with everyone
Kremlin discussed support for Maria Butina as she visited NRA headquarters in 2014 Exclusively obtained photos show Sheriff Clarke and NRA leaders drinking with Russian politicians and Putin confidants in 2015
In 2015, Butina wrote an opinion piece in The National Interest in which she argued, “It may take the election of a Republican to the White House in 2016 to improve relations between the Russian Federation and the United States.” 5. Butina Founded a Company in South Dakota With an American Political Operative in 2016 & Hosted a Birthday Party Attended by Trump Campaign Staffers
Butina, Torshin, and Erickson have been subjects of an investigation by the Senate Intelligence Committee into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.
Torshin has also been the subject of a probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation into whether the Russian government attempted to illegally funnel money to the NRA in order to help Trump win the presidency.
The FBI began to monitor Butina in August 2016 when she moved to the United States on a F-1 student visa. Rather than confront her immediately, the organization chose to track her movements and gather information of who she was meeting, and what her end goals were to be.[32] On July 15, 2018, Butina was arrested in Washington, D.C. and charged with conspiracy to act as an unregistered Russian agent within the United States.[33] According to the affidavit in support of the complaint, from as early as 2015 and continuing through at least February 2017, Butina worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government, widely believed to be Torshin. The court filings detail the Russian official’s and Butina’s efforts for Butina to act as an agent of Russia inside the United States by developing relationships with U.S. persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics—such as the National Rifle Association, the National Prayer Breakfast and religious organizations—for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Russian Federation. The filings also describe certain actions taken by Butina to further this effort during multiple visits from Russia and, later, when she entered and resided in the United States on a student visa. The filings allege that she undertook her activities without officially disclosing the fact that she was acting as an agent of Russian government, as required by law.
Mother Jones: “The Very Strange Case Of Two Russian Gun Lovers The NRA And Donald Trump”
Maria Butina’s gun rights group deleted the video it had posted of John Bolton praising “a new era of freedom” in Russia.  John Bolton’s message on Russian gun rights

ES&S Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed pcAnywhere Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States



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BOOM! More than 250 Trump Organization Subdomains are in Communication with Computers in Russia!! 
The Myth of the Hacker-Proof Voting Machine 2018
In 2011, the election board in Pennsylvania’s Venango County — a largely rural county in the northwest part of the state — asked David A. Eckhardt, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, to examine its voting systems. In municipal and state primaries that year, a few voters had reported problems with machines ‘‘flipping’’ votes; that is, when these voters touched the screen to choose a candidate, the screen showed a different candidate selected. Errors like this are especially troubling in counties like Venango, which uses touch-screen voting machines that have no backup paper trail; once a voter casts a digital ballot, if the machine misrecords the vote because of error or maliciousness, there’s little chance the mistake will be detected.
2016 Paul Ryan’s PAC raised more than $10.5 million in Q2. His top donors: Robert and Diana Mercer
How Robert Mercer exploited America’s populist insurgency.
Feds are now looking into Trump’s data op, which Kushner oversaw. Significant cooperation between Russia’s online propaganda operation and individuals in the US who knew where to target disinformation.
Yiannopoulos — links the Mercer family, the billionaires who fund Breitbart, to underpaid trolls who fill it with provocative content, and to extremists striving to create a white ethnostate. They capture what Bannon calls his “killing machine” in action, as it dredges up the resentments of people around the world, sifts through these grievances for ideas and content, and propels them from the unsavory parts of the internet up to TrumpWorld, collecting advertisers’ checks all along the way.

Mueller Asks Manafort Judge to Immunize Five Witnesses

Manafort accused of bank fraud, tax crimes in Virginia case
Mueller didn’t identify the witnesses, who haven’t been charged. The five would invoke their constitutional right against self-incrimination and remain silent unless Judge T.S. Ellis III grants them immunity, prosecutors said Tuesday in a court filing in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Their names will be made public only if they are called to testify, according to the filing. “Disclosing the motions would reveal those individuals’ involvement in the investigation and the trial, thereby creating the risk of undue harassment,” prosecutors wrote. “Such concern potentially would be heightened by the additional revelation that they have invoked their privilege against self-incrimination.”

What a Russian operative’s indictment reveals about the Kremlin’s attempts to infiltrate American politics and the NRA

The Justice Department Arrests Russian Maria Butina  NRA gun rights spy

Мария Бутина @Maria_Butina

Founder & Board Member of “The Right to Bear Arms” (Право на оружие)

  • Maria Butina has been arrested as a foreign agent who infiltrated the GOP using 30 million dollars of Russian money funneled through the NRA.
  • U.S. officials just persuaded a grand jury to add a second offense against Russian national and ⁦@NRA⁩ lifetime member Maria Butina. The charge is acting as a foreign agent, which carries its own 10-year-maximum prison sentence.
  • from @RVAwonk, The Dems asked that Maria Butina be questioned by the House Intel committee. The GOP, in the majority, refused. They shut down their Russia investigation. Today’s news: “Butina is charged in U.S. with acting as Russian Federation agent”
  • Maria Butina Case Bolsters Understanding of ‘Infiltration’ In Russian 2016 Attack

Indictment of Russian spy Maria Butina alleges that an American worked with her “for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Russian federation.” It looks like the American could also be charged. Sure sounds a lot like “collusion.”

  • In the unsealed indictment, the department accused Butina of conspiring to infiltrate American political groups and advance the agenda of the Kremlin through her network of high-profile American contacts in politics and media.
  • The indictment includes the first formal accusation against an American citizen of conspiring with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election — and provides new details about the Russian government’s attempts to curry favor among prominent Americans.
  • 19 year old Soviet sniper, who killed 54 men during WWII (1940s)

Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

Remote-access software and modems on election equipment ‘is the worst decision for security short of leaving ballot boxes on a Moscow street corner.
Kim Zetter
Jul 17 2018, 12:00pm
The nation’s top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them.
In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April and obtained recently by Motherboard, Election Systems and Software acknowledged that it had “provided pcAnywhere remote connection software … to a small number of customers between 2000 and 2006,” which was installed on the election-management system ES&S sold them.
The statement contradicts what the company told me and fact checkers for a story I wrote for the New York Times in February. At that time, a spokesperson said ES&S had never installed pcAnywhere on any election system it sold. “None of the employees, … including long-tenured employees, has any knowledge that our voting systems have ever been sold with remote-access software,” the spokesperson said.

NRA and some other nonprofits will no longer need to identify their donors to the IRS

(CNN)Some nonprofit groups will no longer have to give the IRS the names of donors who give them $5,000 or more.
Among the groups that will no longer have to report donors are the National Rifle Association, various chambers of commerce, and groups focused on particular issues, such as Americans for Prosperity, which has been closely associated with the Koch brothers. But the ruling also applies to groups like the NAACP, labor unions and volunteer fire departments.
It was a long-sought goal of some of those groups — particularly on the right.
The Treasury Department, which announced the rule change late Monday, said that information was never subject to public disclosure. Although the tax returns of nonprofit groups are public record, the information on donors’ names had to be redacted before their release.

CFTC and the SEC have been quietly chatting away behind the scenes and carving up regulatory turf over ICO's

CFTC pipes up on ICOs (finally), indicating that they and the SEC have been quietly chatting away behind the scenes and carving up regulatory turf.

AI “There is no real intelligence there,” said Michael I. Jordan
For the past five years, the hottest thing in artificial intelligence has been a branch known as deep learning. The grandly named statistical technique, put simply, gives computers a way to learn by processing vast amounts of data. Thanks to deep learning, computers can easily identify faces and recognize spoken words, making other forms of humanlike intelligence suddenly seem within reach.
Companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft have poured money into deep learning. Start-ups pursuing everything from cancer cures to back-office automation trumpet their deep learning expertise. And the technology’s perception and pattern-matching abilities are being applied to improve progress in fields such as drug discovery and self-driving cars.
But now some scientists are asking whether deep learning is really so deep after all.
In recent conversations, online comments and a few lengthy essays, a growing number of A.I. experts are warning that the infatuation with deep learning may well breed myopia and overinvestment now — and disillusionment later.
“There is no real intelligence there,” said Michael I. Jordan, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of an essay published in April intended to temper the lofty expectations surrounding A.I. “And I think that trusting these brute force algorithms too much is a faith misplaced.”

@ScottWalker with arrested Russian nationalist and @NRA lifetime member Maria Butina.
Scott Walker Husband, father of two, 45th Governor of Wisconsin, reformer, leader & principled conservative.

@DavidHogg111 What’s stupid is acting like everything is ok when our president took $30 million from Russia via the NRA

Former NRA President David Keene with arrested Russian nationalist and NRA lifetime member Maria Butina.

@NRA chief lobbyist Wayne LaPierre with arrested Russian nationalist and @NRA lifetime member Maria Butina.