The story of New Knowledge Inc. and “Project Birmingham,” a self-described false-flag operation designed to paint then-Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore as a Russian puppet, reached new heights Friday.
“A nonprofit group linked to Fusion GPS and partially funded by George Soros worked in recent months with a technology company implicated in a scheme to use fake Russian bots during Alabama’s special Senate election,” according to a Daily Caller report.
A non-profit called The Democracy Integrity Project (TDIP), according to the report, works with Fusion GPS and Christoper Steele who produced a fake document about President Donald J. Trump’s “connections” to Russia in order to slime him. The document was used to get a FISA warrant to surveil the President’s campaign, and subsequently an investigation was opened into Russian “collusion,” which is still ongoing.
The report said that TDIP partnered with New Knowledge during the 2018 midterms. This is the first time that two firms have been linked.
New Knowledge created fake Russian bots during Moore’s 2017 special election campaign, while its owner, Jonathon Morgan, spread conspiracy theories about the Judge’s campaign being bolstered by those same Russian bots, thus smearing him with a “collusion” story similar to what Fusion GPS used against Trump, albeit on a smaller scale.
Big League Politics reported:
Founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman recently apologized for donating $750,000 to a firm called American Engagement Technologies, run by a former Google employee named Mickey Dickerson.
That firm distributed $100,000 of that money to a cybersecurity firm called New Knowledge, run by Jonathon Morgan. Morgan used the cash to flood Moore’s Twitter account with apparent Russian bots in an effort to connect the campaign to Russian “meddling” in the 2016 presidential election. He also created Facebook pages intended to cause strife between Republicans in Alabama and split the vote between Moore and a write-in candidate.
Morgan then pushed his bogus scheme on his personal Twitter account, sparking a massive media uproar:
— Jonathon Morgan (@jonathonmorgan) November 10, 2017
The project has been dubbed “Project Birmingham.”
If you are beginning to notice a pattern here – that shadowy D.C. tech firms and non-profits, using big money from Democratic Party donors (or in the case of Fusion GPS, the party itself) – are creating scandals involving Russian conspiracy theories, you might just be onto something.
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