“Putin’s Chef” Admits Interfering In US Elections – JMG

Reuters reports:

Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin said on Monday he had interfered in U.S. elections and would continue doing so in future, the first such admission from a figure who has been formally implicated by Washington in efforts to influence American politics.

In comments posted by the press service of his Concord catering firm on Russia’s Facebook equivalent VKontakte, Prigozhin said: “We have interfered (in U.S. elections), we are interfering and we will continue to interfere. Carefully, accurately, surgically and in our own way, as we know how to do.”

Prigozhin, who is often referred to as “Putin’s chef” because his catering company operates Kremlin contracts, has been formally accused of sponsoring Russia-based “troll farms” that seek to influence U.S. politics.

Read the full article. Prigozhin earned international headlines last month when he vowed to execute convicts that were recruited by his mercenary group should they desert from the fighting.

 

Rebecca Gardner • an hour ago

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another_steve Rebecca Gardner • an hour ago • edited

Vladimir Putin — a former KGB agent — knows how to do it. We Americans underestimate Russia’s role in the rise to prominence of monsters like Trump and DeSantis and the ascendency of the Proud Boys and their ilk.

Re the latter, I’ve long believed that Russia has been a major funder of them here in the states.

Do you think the undereducated and underemployed rioters on 1/6 shelled out hundreds and hundreds of dollars from their own pockets to travel to DC for the riot, stay in DC’s expensive hotels and eat in DC’s expensive restaurants?

Please.

Get real, Mary.

Ross • an hour ago

I’ve always believed that Putin pulled the electoral strings for his puppet.

15 thoughts on ““Putin’s Chef” Admits Interfering In US Elections – JMG

    1. Hello Nan. Only that they admit it so openly. They have loved to cause chaos and turmoil in governments they dislike for a long time. As does the US. Social media simply made it easy for them. Most of the crazy conspiracy theories start as Russian disinformation and the foolish in the US run with it doing all the work the Russians needed ourselves. Between Fox news and the Russia disinformation campaigns it is a wonder the US has not torn itself apart yet, which seems to be the goal of each group. Wonder which one does the most damage. Hugs

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  1. If I was a Russian and supportive of my government I’d expect them to do it. ‘It’s one thing I pay my taxes for’. Don’t try and deny it, anyone.
    The only irony for anyone over the age of 40 is that the patsies are The Republican Party

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    1. I didn’t like the idea of elections-meddling in other countries by any countries-especially by my own-back in the 80s when I was an aware young adult and saw some of the results.

      With no justice to any for the behavior. That’s why we are where we are now. I know such things have gone on in civilization since time immemorial, but why the hell don’t we learn to do better? Maybe, since it’s happening in our own country by another, we could pull away from whatever manipulation the US may be perpetrating elsewhere, and stop it here instead? That’s what I pay taxes for.

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      1. Quite right Ali…
        As Scottie is witnessing and others I am honured to have as friends in the USA, I tend to lapse into European Realpolitik / ‘International Relations Realism School’ statements to make a point (1500 years of history does that to a person 🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️), when it comes to folk who are not angels trying to play innocent.
        Yes why don’t we learn to do better.
        Well I have a notion that we have not evolved much beyond the time Big Ugg got his group to throw stones at Big Blugg and his group over who gets to drink from that hundred foot in diameter deep pool, and Big Blugg’s group just got bigger stones to throw back.
        We do need to evolve, otherwise finally we get to be a smear on the fossil record (and not a big one)…while Life and the Planet moves on.

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    2. Hello Roger. I agree. All nations do it to one extent or the other. The US is big in messing with other countries politics and elections. And sometimes we get even more involved by backing candidates with money and boots on the ground help, and if that doesn’t work, we simply overthrow the government or claim that a different person is president like in Venezuela. But it stuns me how easy it was to get so many people in the US to totally flip out and believe the misinformation, along with buying into the different culture wars and conspiracies. Russia / Putin loves the chaos they are spreading through the US society. They are pushing it to see how far we will fall. But right now they have their own problems and I bet the US is pushing hard to get the information to the public that Putin wants hidden. Hugs

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        1. Hello Nan. True, and the young people are showing they were least affected. I wonder why the gap in believing in the conspiracies / misinformation and age? But what makes me wonder the republicans did not turn on trump until he started costing them seats, but they still agree with the bull crap he spreads. Weird. Yet all the pundits say that as soon as trump starts holding rallies as a candidate and firing up the base the party will snap back in line to being the party of trump. It all depends on if he can rally the base to have the cult like fixation on him that he had before. I think. Hugs

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          1. Speaking of rallies … I tend to think if he announces his candidacy (which he no doubt will) that his PRIMARY reason is so he can hold rallies!! He is a publicity hound par excellence! Plus the position of POTUS allows him to “speak” to a wider crowd than ANY rally!

            I do hope, however, that your prediction is wrong!! Lawd-a-mercy! I would hope people have more sense than that. But then again …

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      1. My opinion Scottie remains that a seciton of the US was so traumatised by an African American being in the Whitehouse they will believe anything said by those who rail against Moderate and Liberal parts.
        Hence this tragic-comic support for Russia which considering the traditional beliefs of Right-Wing America is simply highlights my opinion.
        Take care.

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