The head of President Joe Biden’s new Disinformation Governance Board has a history of pushing now-debunked claims that there are ties between Russia and Donald Trump, old and recently resurfaced tweets reveal.
Nina Jankowicz promoted several claims from Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign on Twitter, including allegations that are now being looked into by special counsel John Durham.
In November 2016, Jankowicz, a Russian misinformation ‘expert,’ tweeted: ‘Husband texted me ‘you have news to wake up to.’ Never thought it would be this. Confirms our worst fears about Trump. I am horrified.’
She was reposting Clinton’s tweet claiming ‘it’s time for Trump to answer serious questions about his ties to Russia,’ along with a screenshot showing that the then-candidate had a ‘secret service’ he used to privately communicate with Putin-tied Russian Alfa Bank.
‘Trump had not one, but two secret email servers to communicate with influential Russian bank. Unbelievable,’ she followed up in another tweet with a link to an article by someone to whom opposition research firm Fusion GPS was feeding stories related to alleged ties between Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin.
Durham’s team has cast doubt on Alfa Bank claims – as has the FBI, CIA, special counsel Robert Mueller and a Senate Intelligence Committee probe.
Democratic cybersecurity lawyer Michael Sussmann has been indicted by Durham for concealing the identity of his clients, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign, when he reported the now-debunked Alfa Bank claims to the FBI.
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new Disinformation Governance Board has faced intense backlash from Republicans who claim it will be used to target conservative voices.
Donald Trump said at a Pennsylvania rally Friday that one of the highest priorities in getting Republicans elected to Congress is to now dissolve Biden’s new Disinformation Governance Board.
‘One of our highest priorities will be to cut down on left-wing censorship and restore free speech in America,’ Trump said during a rainy, chilly and extremely muddy rally in Greensburg, Pennsylvania endorsing Dr. Mehmet Oz for U.S. Senate. ‘We don’t have free speech.’
‘We don’t have free speech and we have a totally crooked press, all of them back there,’ Trump said, pointing to the cameras and press documenting the event.
‘We will immediately terminate Joe Biden’s so-called disinformation governing board, how about that one?’ Trump said. ‘A chilling and un-American power grab that we will not allow to stand.’
Jankowicz has also come under fire for her previous comments that Republicans claim shows her bias.
November 6, 2014, Jankowicz wrote that ‘what started months ago as me making jokes about Donald Trump’s ‘bromance’ with Putin has actually become an existential threat to our country.’
She claimed at the time that after Trump loses the election, which he did not, ‘we never have to talk about him again (until Putin grants him Russian citizenship).’
The so-called Russian disinformation expert has cited Christopher Steele as a fellow disinformation expert and has made references to his dossier, many parts of which have questionable claims that have now been disproven.
She has also cast doubt on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, claiming it was a ‘Trump campaign product’.
In September 2016, Jankowicz tweeted that ‘Trump’s Kremlin ties don’t end at Manafort. This is serious people.’
This is an excerpt from Daily Mail.
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