Did the study consist of just scrolling through Twitter for 5 minutes? Nieman Lab: A new study of Twitter use by D.C.-based journalists shows they’re “isolated from the broader public, talking too much to each other” nie.mn/33tVQJ9 twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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Re The FBI also used Stefan Halper to secretly record Page on Aug. 20, 2016, while he was on the campaign. The FBI/DOJ/Democrat talking point that Page wasn't on the campaign is unmitigated bullshit. twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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Sally Yates reiterates that Carter Page was a *former* campaign adviser when FISA was obtained, as if that shows the Trump campaign wasn't the target. Except, the FBI first tried to get FISAs on Page in mid-August 2016, when he was on the campaign. twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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Sen. Kennedy gets Yates to concede that Steele info was at center of FBI's surveillance request on Carter Page, something FBI & backers have resisted admitting. Q: "Was the Steele dossier critically important to the applications?" Yates: "Yes, it was." twitter.com/joshgerstein/statu

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Re And it was absolutely key to non-FISA actions in Crossfire Hurricane. Peter Strzok texted, for example, that publication of the dossier set the stage for conducting witness interviews. twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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Re What's relevant is whether the dossier guided investigative decisions and the public perception about the Trump campaign. And we know for sure that the dossier was absolutely influential -- FISA, media-generated collusion conspiracy theories, etc. twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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Yates et al like to point out that the Mueller report barely mentions the Steele dossier, as if that's indicative that it's mostly irrelevant. But of course Mueller didn't overplay the dossier, since it was known to be garbage. twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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Yates couldn't have known this (even if was accurate) by the time she left DOJ. Papadopoulos told FBI about Mifsud just a couple of days before Yates was fired, and FBI interviewed Mifsud weeks after Yates was out of office. Chuck Ross: This is pretty irresponsible. Sally Yates asserts that Joseph Mifsud was "connected with Russian intelligence," but there's no evidence for that. The Mueller report said he had connections to Russia. twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status ..

Senate Judiciary should having hearings for DOJ officials like Stu Evans, who raised concerns about the dossier and FISA, and not wasting time on people like Rod Rosenstein and Sally Yates. twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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This is pretty irresponsible. Sally Yates asserts that Joseph Mifsud was "connected with Russian intelligence," but there's no evidence for that. The Mueller report said he had connections to Russia. twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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Re @CJBdingo25 @ThunderB That proves he knows them but not that this had anything to do with Papadopoulos. It’s plausible but we don’t know twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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Re @CJBdingo25 @ThunderB No, we “know” virtually nothing about him or who if anyone he was working for. A lot of speculation but nothing at all has been nailed down twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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Sally Yates gets this wrong -- she claims "the Russians" offered to help the Trump campaign through Papadopoulos. This was Mifsud, a Maltese professor who allegedly told Papadopoulos that Russia might release dirt on Clinton. We still don't know who Mifsud was affiliated with. twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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Fusion GPS disclosed some new info in filings for the Alfa Bank lawsuit. They revealed additional contacts with journos about Alfa in 2016 (Catherine Belton is intriguing). They also cite two previously undisclosed memos, one written by Ed Baumgartner. dailycaller.com/2020/08/04/chr twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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Karen Bass acknowledges that the Scientology event she attended in 2010 was not in her district, as she initially claimed in an explanation for going to the ceremony. dailycaller.com/2020/08/05/kar twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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Mike Lee making an overlooked point in Sally Yates hearing -- if Trump hadn't won, the FBI/DOJ shenanigans would never have come to light. twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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Another Democrat skipping Wisconsin cc @HillaryClinton Jonathan Lemire: WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept Democratic presidential nomination. twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status

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