Foreign Influence

Florida Republican Party Facebook Pages Managed From Turkmenistan

February 20, 2020 12:38 pm By

Florida’s official Republican Party Facebook page, along with nine other Florida Republican county Facebook pages, have a page manager located in Turkmenistan, a country in Central Asia with no public affiliation to Florida Republicans or political social media consultants. All ten of the Facebook page managers from Turkmenistan disappeared after […]

Leaked documents and testimony cast suspicion on Wikistrat’s claims about Khashoggi

November 14, 2019 4:41 pm By

Listen to this article on Jamal Khashoggi and Wikistrat: Documents and interviews with former Wikistrat employees cast new suspicion on the company and its relationship to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Last month, Forensic News detailed a series of troubling documents and events relating to Wikistrat’s connections to Khashoggi and to […]

Ukrainian politician funneled polling data from Ukraine to Prague oil company via Wyoming shelf company

September 13, 2019 1:33 pm By

A former Ukrainian politician scrutinized by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Andrey Artemenko, is behind the purchase of a shelf company in Wyoming which subsequently bought Ukrainian polling data and resold it to a fake oil company. The shelf company is part of a large portfolio of once-inactive businesses sold out […]

Company managed by pro-Kremlin Ukrainian politician obtained license to import heavy weaponry under Obama’s ATF

Dana Rohrabacher and Andrey Artemenko September 5, 2019 2:50 pm By

A defense contractor managed by a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian politician and a Soviet-born businessman tied to the Russian mafia landed a license from the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) during the Obama Administration to import and export weapons, including machine guns and explosives, according to documents […]

Russian-linked company investing in Arizona has deeper ties to Russian mobsters than previously understood

August 27, 2019 4:54 am By

A Soviet-born businessman who is planning on investing millions in an aluminum plant in rural Arizona manages an active Panamanian company with two Russian-mafia figures who were arrested in 2014 for running a hundred million dollar gambling ring out of Trump Tower. Entrepreneur Jacob Gitman’s deal to invest in Arizona […]

Joseph Mifsud’s lawyer incorporated Delaware company days after Mifsud met Papadopoulos

August 21, 2019 2:02 pm By

Exclusively obtained corporate documents are shedding new light on Stephan Claus Roh, a Swiss-born international lawyer and the “money behind” Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud. Documents received from Delaware, Ireland, the UK, Switzerland, Cyprus, Russia and elsewhere illuminate Roh’s business ventures, including a previously unreported LLC incorporated in Delaware in March […]

Troll Watch: Make Iran Great Again

July 6, 2019 2:18 pm By

At first glance, the 4th of July, QAnon, and Iran might not seem to have much in common. This past week, a strange network on Twitter combining these three elements came to my attention.  Background Seyed Mohammad Hosseini is an Iranian game show host turned political refugee now living in […]

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