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DHS disinformation ‘czar’ Jankowicz pushed Trump-Russia claims

If the Biden administration is so involved about disinformation, it might need to take a more in-depth take a look at its personal “czar.”

Nina Jankowicz, who was just lately tapped to go the Department of Homeland Security’s nascent Disinformation Governance Board, had no qualms about pushing the since-debunked declare in 2016 that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump had a tie to Kremlin-linked Alfa Bank — allegations that had been raised by Hillary Clinton’s marketing campaign and are actually a spotlight of particular counsel John Durham’s investigation.

Jankowicz tweeted concerning the purported hyperlink on Nov. 1, 2016, someday after the connection was explored in a chunk on the left-wing website Slate. Her publish was initially uncovered by the Washington Examiner. ​

“Husband texted me ‘you have news to wake up to.’ Never thought it would be this,” Jankowicz wrote​. “Confirms our worst fears about Trump. I am horrified.”

Jankowicz additionally shared a Halloween tweet from Hillary Clinton that learn: ​”It’s time for Trump to answer critical questions on his ties to Russia​.” That publish was linked to a photograph with the caption: “Donald Trump has a secret server (Yes, Donald Trump). It was set up to communicate privately with a Putin-tied Russian bank called Alfa Bank.”

Donald Trump chats with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in 2017.
Donald Trump chats with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in 2017.
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump speak during a town hall debate leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump converse throughout a city corridor debate main as much as the 2016 presidential election.
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The origins of the Alfa Bank allegations are a part of Durham’s investigation. ​

Michael Sussmann, a lawyer related to the Clinton marketing campaign, has been charged with mendacity to the FBI after he handed over info to then-FBI General Counsel James Baker in September 2016 that claimed to point out communications between the Trump marketing campaign and Alfa Bank. 

Sussmann on the time didn’t disclose to Baker that he was working for the Clinton marketing campaign. 

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The allegation that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump had a tie to Kremlin-linked Alfa Bank are actually a spotlight of particular counsel John Durham’s investigation.
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Nina Jankowicz pushed for the since-debunked claim in 2016 that Donald Trump had a tie to the Kremlin-linked Alfa Bank.
Nina Jankowicz pushed for the since-debunked declare in 2016 that Donald Trump had a tie to the Kremlin-linked Alfa Bank.
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His federal trial begins subsequent week in Washington, DC, federal court docket. 

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