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“According to the whistleblower, Alex Copson, the managing partner of ACU Strategic Partners—which funded Flynn’s trip to the Middle East in 2015—attended an event on Inauguration Day during which he claimed to have received a text message from Flynn saying the project was “good to go” and directing Copson to contact their business colleagues to “let them know to put things in place.” The text was reportedly sent while President Trump was delivering his Inaugural Address. According to the whistleblower, Copson also explained that General Flynn was making sure that sanctions would be “ripped up” as one of his first orders of business and that this would allow money to start flowing into the project.” https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/whistleblower-info-about-flynn-nuclear-deal-text-message-within-minutes-of-trump-being-sworn-in-as-president/
Yesterday, US Congressman Cummings wrote to Alex G. Copson Managing Director X-Co Dynamics Inc./ACU Strategic Partners: “Earlier today, your business colleague, Dr. Thomas Cochran, sent a letter to me forwarding a two-page document that appears to be two screenshots from a website cell phone bill. Dr. Cochran claims that this document “flatly contradicts” a whistleblower who reports that you had an exchange on Inauguration Day relating to General Flynn and your plan to work with Russia to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East./ Your colleague’s letter seems to suggest that since the attached does not include an incoming text at 12:11 p.m., all of the other allegations from the whistleblower must be false…. Of course, it is possible that you were using a messaging application that does not generate a telephone company record. It is possible that the website printout you provided does not reflect all text messages. It is also possible that you were not being truthful when you claimed to the whistleblower that you received a text from General Flynn, or that you flashed your phone and showed the whistleblower an outgoing text from 12:12 p.m., which is listed on the document you provided”
Cochran apparently waxes nostalgic for his days working with the Soviet Academy of Sciences, in the mid-1980s. He-the NRDC worked with Russia privately, skirting around US policy of the time. Wait, isn’t that what this is about again? If he thinks this project is a good thing, then why is there this cover-up? Were Cochran’s earlier efforts with Russia at arms control monitoring noble or was there something sinister hidden? The sinister certainly appears clear in the current project of 45 nuclear reactors for the Middle East, and apparently the nuclear waste is to be dumped upon either the US or Russia or most likely both. This from someone who worked for an apparently fake environmental group for decades – one can’t be pro-environment and pro-nuclear. How much money, if any, did the NRDC take from Russia over the years? (See more on Cochran further below. We will resist the temptation of calling him cockroach, because some cockroaches are actually rather lovely. Plus, maybe Cochran’s well-meaning but simply stupid.)
“Cummings Asks Flynn Business Colleague For Transcribed Interview
Dec 11, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (Dec. 11, 2017)—Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to Alex Copson of ACU Strategic Partners requesting that he agree to participate in a transcribed interview with Committee investigators about his relationship and communications with former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Cummings sent his letter after receiving a letter from Copson’s colleague attaching screenshots from a website cell phone bill that he claims “flatly contradicts” a whistleblower who reported an exchange on Inauguration Day relating to General Flynn and their plan to work with Russia to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East.
Click here and see below to read Cummings’ letter: https://democrats-oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/documents/2017-12-8.EEC%20to%20ACU.pdf
December 8, 2017
Alex G. Copson
X-Co Dynamics Inc./ACU Strategic Partners
9 Pomander Walk NW
Washington, DC 20007
Dear Mr. Copson:
I have written letters to you on multiple occasions requesting that you produce documents relating to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, including letters on June 19, September 12, and September 15, 2017. I have also requested that you participate in a transcribed interview so that our staff attorneys could ask you questions about your relationship and communications with General Flynn.
As of yesterday, you had refused all of those requests.
Earlier today, your business colleague, Dr. Thomas Cochran, sent a letter to me forwarding a two-page document that appears to be two screenshots from a website cell phone bill. Dr. Cochran claims that this document “flatly contradicts” a whistleblower who reports that you had an exchange on Inauguration Day relating to General Flynn and your plan to work with Russia to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East.
Your colleague’s letter seems to suggest that since the attached does not include an incoming text at 12:11 p.m., all of the other allegations from the whistleblower must be false. In other words, it appears that your colleague is suggesting that you did not meet the whistleblower at all and that you had no conversation relating to General Flynn. It remains unclear why your colleague sent this letter rather than you.
As I stated in my letter to Chairman Gowdy earlier this week, our job is to investigate credible allegations by obtaining documents and conducting interviews in order to determine the facts.
Of course, it is possible that you were using a messaging application that does not generate a telephone company record. It is possible that the website printout you provided does not reflect all text messages. It is also possible that you were not being truthful when you claimed to the whistleblower that you received a text from General Flynn, or that you flashed your phone and showed the whistleblower an outgoing text from 12:12 p.m., which is listed on the document you provided.
In order to help resolve these questions, I once again ask that you come in and allow our investigators to question you. Thank you for your consideration of this request.
Elijah E. Cummings
cc: The Honorable Trey Gowdy, Chairma
Dr. Thomas B. Cochran, Senior Scientist, ACU
Issues: Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
115th Congress https://democrats-oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/cummings-asks-flynn-business-colleague-for-transcribed-interview
Cochran apparently worked in Russia during the Gorbachev years. Gorbachev isn’t Putin, but…
“Why Gorbachev likes Putin more than you might expect
When democratic reforms faltered, Russians — including Gorbachev — hungered for authoritarians“. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2017/09/12/why-gorbachev-likes-putin-more-than-you-might-expect/
Bio from the US NRC in 2012, which appears to be the same Thomas Cochran:
Dr. Thomas B. Cochran is a senior scientist in the nuclear program and holds the Wade Greene Chair for Nuclear Policy at NRDC. He served as director of the nuclear program until 2007. He initiated NRDC’s Nuclear Weapons Databook project. He also initiated a series of joint nuclear weapons verification projects with the Soviet Academy of Sciences. These include the Nuclear Test Ban Verification Project, which demonstrated the feasibility of utilizing seismic monitoring to verify a low-threshold test ban, and the Black Sea Experiment, which examined the utility of passive radiation detectors for verifying limits on sea-launched cruise missiles. He has served as a consultant to numerous government and non-government agencies on energy, nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear reactor matters. He is a member of the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee. Previously he served as a member of DOE’s Environmental Management Advisory Board, Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Board, and Energy Advisory Board; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Advisory Committee on the Cleanup of Three Mile Island; and the TMI Public Health Advisory Board. Dr. Cochran is the author of The Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor: An Environmental and Economic Critique (Washington, D.C.: Resources for the Future, 1974) and coeditor/author of the Nuclear Weapons Databook, Volume I: U.S. Nuclear Forces and Capabilities (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger Press, 1984); Volume II: U.S. Nuclear Warhead Production (1987); Volume III: U.S. Nuclear Warhead Facility Profiles (1987); Volume IV: Soviet Nuclear Weapons (1989); and Making the Russian Bomb: From Stalin to Yeltsin (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1995).
In addition, he has published numerous articles and working papers, including those in SIPRI Yearbook chapters, Arms Control Today, and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He has coauthored (with Dr. Robert S. Norris) the article “Nuclear Weapons” in the 1990 printing of The New Encyclopedia Britannica (15th edition). Dr. Cochran received his Ph.D. in physics from Vanderbilt University in 1967. He was assistant professor of physics at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, from 1967 to 1969; modeling and simulation group supervisor of the Litton Mellonics Division, Scientific Support Laboratory, Fort Ord, California, from 1969 to 1971; and, from 1971 to 1973, a senior research associate at Resources for the Future. Dr. Cochran has been with NRDC since 1973. He is the recipient of the American Physical Society’s Szilard Award and the Federation of American Scientists’ Public Service Award, both in 1987. As a consequence of his work, NRDC received the 1989 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Cochran is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the AAAS.
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“Soviets Refuse Invitation To Witness Nuclear Blast“. By R. Jeffrey Smith October 28, 1986: “Specifically, the two sides disagree over the public description of any future testing negotiations, and over a U.S. demand that reductions in the number and yield of nuclear tests be linked to reductions in the total number of nuclear weapons.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1986/10/28/soviets-refuse-invitation-to-witness-nuclear-blast/96bae2d8-f82e-46ad-984f-c637a0ff7612/?utm_term=.f385d0601adc
“RUSSIAN TEAM ARRIVES TO MONITER ATOM TESTS” By SANDRA BLAKESLEE, Special to the New York Times
Published: November 11, 1986 http://www.nytimes.com/1986/11/11/science/russian-team-arrives-to-moniter-atom-tests.html