Israeli firm pitched social media manipulation to Trump campaign

12 October, 2018, 04:26 | Author: Carlos George
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According to the Times, it's not yet clear whether Psy-Group's proposals would have violated us regulations about foreign involvement in our elections.

Throughout "Project Rome" the company would disguise its activities through the use of codenames: "The Lion" for Trump, "The Bear" for Cruz and "The Forest" for Hillary Clinton.

Gates wanted to use fake social media personas to ensure Trump was the favorite of delegates at the Republican National Convention.

The Time adds there is "no evidence that the Trump campaign acted on the proposals". Cruz, at the time, was the only person standing between Donald Trump and the Republican nomination.

As part of the Mueller probe, Gates pled guilty previous year to charges of conspiracy against the United States and making false statements, related to the work his former boss and Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort did in Ukraine.

Clinton's response was referring to Trump's comments at a July 2016 news conference in which he asked Russian Federation to hack Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of State and make them public.

Another proposal offered opposition research about Hillary Clinton and people close to her. Psy-Group owner Joel Zamel did meet Donald Trump Jr., the president's oldest son, in August 2016, according to the Times.

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Several different proposals authored by the Israeli company, Psy-Group, have been discovered.

Gates, along with Paul Manafort, were indicted for tax evasion and financial fraud last fall.

Gates pleaded guilty this year, and is cooperating with the investigation. The meeting also included Blackwater founder Erik Prince and George Nader, the adviser to the UAE Crown Prince and the go-between for Prince's meeting in the Seychelles with a powerful Russian businessman.

Former Psy-Group employees said that, in anticipation of the Trump Tower meeting, Zamel asked them to prepare an updated version of the third proposal.

Though it appears that Trump campaign officials declined to accept any of the proposals, Zamel pitched the company's services in at least general terms during a meeting on August 3, 2016, at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr.

Gates sought one proposal to use fake online profiles to attack Republican Sen.

The reason for the payment has been of keen interest to Mueller, according to people familiar with the matter.

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