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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Open Thread -- Louise Mensch Edition


 
Some of you are probably familiar with Louise Mensch:

Louise Daphne Mensch (née Bagshawe; born 28 June 1971) is an English author and independent investigative journalist.[2] She was the Conservative MP for Corby from 2010 to 2012.[3] After resigning from Parliament, she moved to New York City. Mensch has stated her strong support for British and American intelligence agencies.[4]

She now writes for a site called Patribotics, and is a veritable star on Twitter. She writes mostly about Trump's ties to Russia, and makes seemingly wild assertions, but at least some appear to be true. From her latest:

Sources linked to the intelligence community say that Donald Trump accepted laundered Russian money which, through shell companies, supported Russian hackers as they attacked America – and then supported Wikileaks and Julian Assange as he published the results of those hacks.
Donald Trump’s link to the hack on the US election appears to be far more direct than anybody thought – with Russian money, washed into his campaign, paying for Russian hackers who attacked both state voter registration databases and the DNC. Trump also appears to have had direct personal knowledge of the propaganda botnet used by Russia.

That's a major claim, and I simply haven't followed her enough to know whether or not to believe her. Mediate says to take her with a serious grain of salt, and makes their case well. On the other hand, some people on Twitter that I have found fairly trustworthy appear to swear by her.

What do you think? Leave a note in the comments; I keep an eye on them.