Editor’s note: The following subheadings are the meat of this quite valuable piece from Garret Graff at The Wired:
- 1. How do Erik Prince, the Seychelles, and the inauguration fit in?
- 2. How do the UAE, Qatar, and Jared Kushner fit in?
- 3. What role did Sergey Kislyak, the GOP convention, and the finances of the Russian Embassy play?
- 4. How do Roger Stone, WikiLeaks, and other Americans and Brits fit into the GRU indictment?
- 5. What did Mueller learn from George Papadopoulos, Rick Gates, and Michael Flynn?
- 6. What’s in those 291,000 Michael Cohen documents?
- 7. What’s up with that Trump Tower meeting?
- 8. How relevant is Cambridge Analytica and was there a coordinated effort by the Trump campaign or associates to gather intelligence or untoward opposition research on Hillary Clinton?
- 9. Do people like Carter Page and Felix Sater matter?
The piece ignores some realities. Felix Sater is called an “intelligence asset.” He is, in reality, a Mossad agent and mobster.
Black Cube is left out and its “kinetic” efforts, which may well have included targeted killings inside the US. It certainly included blackmail.
The big fail is Wikileaks, failing to note its ties to a major troll farm of document fabricators in Tel Aviv, why Wikileaks really exists. It also leaves out names of the Kosher/Russian financed blog/rags like InfoWars, Russia Insider and The Saker.
When you mention Erik Prins (real spelling) and leave out Sheldon Adelson, Benjamin Netanyahu or Richard DeVos and their ties to Israeli intelligence, you miss the boat also.
From The Wired:
The special counsel has collected a mountain of evidence in the Trump-Russia investigation, but so far only a tiny amount of it has been revealed in official indictments. Here are nine areas where we should expect answers as the inquiry unfolds.
Editor’s note, 1:39 pm PDT, July 16, 2018: This article has been updated to reflect the indictment of Maria Butina.