✂ Donald Trump may be in new hot water now -- if a story reported by a well-known reporter is correct. The reporter, Seth Abramson, posted a mega-thread today on Twitter, with some absolutely shocking allegations. So what's he claiming happened? Is his allegation true? We've looked into it and have all of the details below.
The analysis examines the claims of writer/editor Seth Abramson as presented in his "tweet stream" of April 17.
Abramson can be found on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/SethAbramson
From the article:
There's an audio recording of Prince on the radio in November 2016, which Abramson cites...
Erik Prince,,,clearly suggests that has inside information and he knows the contents of Hillary Clinton's emails. However, he claims that the emails contain all sorts of illegal material -- none of which ends up being true.
Abramson makes another shocking suggestion here: that Prince did not get his information from the FBI/NYPD. Instead, he claims that Prince's statements were a carefully choreographed part of the Russian disinformation scheme. His evidence: that Russian bots immediately went out and reiterated Prince's argument.
Check the Google hits from November: erik prince hillary arrest
A ton, almost all on rightwing web sites, including Breitbart.
Also check this from Bloomberg: Blackwater Founder Said to Have Advised Trump Team
Last year, Prince was often heard on Breitbart radio, overseen by Steve Bannon, who today serves as White House chief strategist. Speaking on topics such as immigration and how to defeat terrorists, Prince laid out a three-point plan to deal with ISIS.
In the heat of the closing weeks of the presidential campaign, Prince claimed New York police found evidence of Hillary Clinton and her closest advisers committing “criminal activity,” including money laundering and “under-age sex.” The evidence was purportedly in Clinton emails seized in the investigation of former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Prince cited sources at the New York Police Department. The claim was never substantiated, nor did the police address the allegations.
Now, rewind a bit and peep these:
RealClear Politics, Oct. 25: Giuliani: "We Got A Couple Of Surprises Left"
Fox News (Transcript), Nov. 2: Giuliani: Case is clearer against Clinton Foundation
And finally today:
The first Russian institute document was a strategy paper written last June that circulated at the highest levels of the Russian government but was not addressed to any specific individuals.
It recommended the Kremlin launch a propaganda campaign on social media and Russian state-backed global news outlets to encourage U.S. voters to elect a president who would take a softer line toward Russia than the administration of then-President Barack Obama, the seven officials said.
A second institute document, drafted in October and distributed in the same way, warned that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was likely to win the election. For that reason, it argued, it was better for Russia to end its pro-Trump propaganda and instead intensify its messaging about voter fraud to undermine the U.S. electoral system’s legitimacy and damage Clinton’s reputation in an effort to undermine her presidency, the seven officials said.