WEDNESDAY 27 JULY 2022
UKRAINE, THE LATEST, Podcast by the Telegraph (7/27/22)
- Interviews with people on the ground in Ukraine.
- Kherson, the beginning of a counterattack is possible. One of the most important bridges has been closed for civilians. The Ukrainians don’t want to destroy the bridge since they may have to use it.
- A replacement has been named for the new Prosecutor General after the previous Prosecutor General was removed for not adequately removing Russian collaborators.
- Discussion with Telegraph Reporter Dom Nichols in Kyiv.
- People seem to have accepted the fact that the war is going to last over a year, according to polls.
- The number of people who have no employment has increased.
- After Bucha there has been a dramatic swing in the number of people who reject diplomacy to end the war. People fee that Russia wants to eliminate them as a country and they are not interested in negotiating.
- As Russia shells towns in Ukraine, there are graves in the yards.
THE POWER VERTICAL podcast, (7/20/22)
- “Ukraine Fatigue” is a serious problem.
- Approximately 2 million Ukrainians are in the U.S.
- Interview about maintaining support for Ukraine.
FRIDAY 29 JULY 2022
The DOJ has indicted a Russian national for operating three political groups in the US. I am certain that there are hundreds of Republican groups that could be similarly indicted or named as “unindicted co-conspirators.”
- Aleksandr Ionov was charged with a “years-long malign influence campaign targeting American politics.”
- He used American political groups in Florida, Georgia and California to push a pro-Russian agenda and sow discourd.
- He funded and directed these groups.
- The groups are not named. (Note: The group in Florida appears to be a black separatist movement.)
- These groups were, according to the head of the Justice Department’s national security division, turned into “instruments of the Russian government.”
- Individuals identified as only as unindicted co-conspirators included two Americans who ran for local office.
- Ionov wrote to handlers in Russia about managing the campaigns. He referred to one indieicual as a person “whom we supervise.”
- He paid for one group to conduct a four-city tour after they submitted a petition to the United Nations at his behest.
- The group is thought to be “Uhuru House” which is run by the African People’s Socialist Party.
- According to one FBI agent this was an attempt to “destabilize and undermine trust in American democracy.”
- Search warrants in the St. Petersburg area are being executed.
- Ionov provided the groups with money and advised them.
- After the invasion of Ukraine, Ionov told his FSB handlers that he had enlisted the Florida group to support Russia in the “information war unleashed.”
- The group directed by Ionov in California advocated for secession.
- He is accused of trying to persuade the leader of the group to physically enter the governor’s office in a protest.
- Ionov also went so far as to provid designs for signs used in a protest by the Atlanta group.
Justice Department Release