A non-profit group that works with Fusion GPS – producers of the unverified, Democrat-financed, anti-Trump “dossier” of unnamed Russian sources – is tied to the cybersecurity firm recently implicated in the self-described “false flag” operation against Roy Moore.
The non-profit, the Democracy Integrity Project, partnered before the 2018 midterms with New Knowledge, which engaged in an operation that created fake Russian bots in Alabama’s December 2017 special election, the Daily Caller reported.
The founder of the Democracy Integrity Project, or TDIP, was in contact with two Democrats from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the Daily Caller said.
The Verge reported LinkedIn billionaire Reid Hoffman said he unknowingly funded some of the disinformation campaign in the Alabama Senate race through a $750,000 donation he made to American Engagement Technologies, which in turn paid New Knowledge.
New Knowledge created misleading Facebook pages, urged Republicans in Alabama to support a write-in candidate instead of Moore and created false evidence that bots were backing Moore on Twitter in an effort to spur misleading news headlines.
Both TDIP and New Knowledge have links to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which is investigating alleged Russia-Trump campaign collusion in the 2016 election.
New Knowledge released a report Dec. 17 disclosing that the Senate panel provided New Knowledge with data from various social media companies as part of its investigation into Russian disinformation networks.
Two days later, news broke of the Alabama “false flag” operation.
TDIP founder Daniel J. Jones was previously a staffer for Democrats on the Senate intel panel. He was also in contact in early 2017 with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the vice chairman of SSCI.
As part of TDIP’s own Trump-Russia investigation, the group hired Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier, the Daily Caller reported.
The dossier was submitted to a secret court by the FBI and the Justice Department as primary evidence to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
New Knowledge founder Jonathan Moore claimed in an interview with BBC that Russians were behind #ReleaseTheMemo, the hashtag used to call for the release of a memo from House Intelligence Committee Republicans that exposed the FBI’s reliance on the Steele dossier.