...Some of the key players in the group were already working together in New York City before the election to crack the laptop of Hunter Biden, son of the Democratic nominee, said former Overstock.com Chief Executive Patrick Byrne, who was a major funder of the effort ...[and] was in an intimate relationship with Russian agent Maria Butina, who was convicted in the U.S. in connection with Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
...they planned weeks of lawsuits, attempts to access voting machines and ways to persuade lawmakers to reject key state election results, driven by a frantic mission whose goal was to keep then-President Trump in office after an election he lost. ...Some said they believed Trump’s months of claims that he could only lose if the election was stolen, others cared less about politics and were already convinced that fraud tainted all American elections.
😳Ginni Thomas was working w Sidney Powell who admitted that the Capitol riot would have given time for SCOTUS Justice Alito to stop the certification… then the alternate slate of electors plan would make it to the Supreme Court where the stacked court would vote to allow it.🗳 https://t.co/CdTAoAs8Y2 pic.twitter.com/giKjubMGUp— Venture Capital (@kelly2277) March 25, 2022
Chief Justice John Roberts can’t force Clarance Thomas to resign but he can absolutely ask him to.— Chris Hahn (@ChristopherHahn) June 16, 2022
...alleging involvement from Hunter Biden, tying a supposed bioweapons attack against Cuba, and accusing the United States of experimenting on mentally ill people in their quest to perfect these bioweapons....the Kremlin is alleging that all yellow fever outbreaks in Africa can be tied back to Washington....Russia is actively leaning on Westerns to advance these crazytown claims.American John Mark Dougan made an appearance at an official Russian government hearing in recently to offer his own spin on the conspiracy theory. (I have a little cameo!)German Thomas Roper followed up, managing to link this secret bioweapons project with the World Economic Forum. (In case you’re playing conspiracy bingo at home.)Is this effective?Who’s to say.It looks increasingly likely that this is not an effort by Russia to launch any kind of biological or chemical weapon attack (thankfully) it has been a very successful effort by Moscow to get its unhinged propaganda into the hands of Western disinformation agents, who deliver the bullshit in their native tongues.
Better than they were. This gamble might have paid off by securing more military support, but it fed a narrative of powerful Russia and weaker Ukraine that was not entirely powerful. The Battle of the Donbas remains what it has been, an attritional slog the Russians are losing— Phillips P. OBrien (@PhillipsPOBrien) June 17, 2022
Some good news -- in May, AP reported on a Ukrainian medic Taria who had been taken prisoner by Russia. She has now been released and is back home in Ukraine.
Overdone. Imo. Ukraine playing with fire as Zelensky did prior to the invasion disclaiming any evidence of imminent invasion.— Armando (@ArmandoNDK) June 17, 2022
I still think we should be careful not to over-emphasize the foreign donations. This was primarily a Canadian movement funded by Canadians. (But there was foreign influence, particularly by US influencers.)— JMDavis (@JessMarinDavis) June 16, 2022
The Cons keep insisting Canada didn't really need the Emergencies Act at all:
The Canadian Trucking Alliance endorsed the Canadian government’s invocation of the Emergencies Act to end ‘freedom convoy’ blockades: pic.twitter.com/L170d0xPNH— Geoffrey P. Johnston🇺🇦🇨🇦🏳️🌈 (@GeoffyPJohnston) June 17, 2022
Trudeau could have ended the occupation in a day if he’d listened to their demands and overturned democracy in favour of a ruling junta of far-right extremists, senators and the Governor General!— Dale Smith (@journo_dale) June 17, 2022
Instead, he invoked the Emergencies Act (which protects people’s Charter Rights). pic.twitter.com/XoFLvD6sFb
I’ve decided I want my Freedom Convoy to be on the pardon list, if that’s still in the works. pic.twitter.com/rXypnPguMD— Jeremy Morgan ; 🏴☠️ (@porpster) June 17, 2022
In other news today, here are a few stray observations:
Ruining things is all they have going for themselves.— DJ Chocolate Milk (@DJChocolateMLK) June 18, 2022
Brilliant. Will borrow. https://t.co/zLlhKVUbO1— Bob Rae (@BobRae48) June 17, 2022
Jimmy Carter got on our plane and was seated in first-class. Got up before the plane left and shook every single hand on the plane and thanked everybody. The plane erupted in Applause and tears it was awesome pic.twitter.com/HINIPlJuRm— Michael Brown (@45needstogo1) June 17, 2022