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Mega #thread on #exploretalent & the phenomenon of failed aspiring entertainers of the Right

Some context: in the late 90's-early 00's, there were numerous nationwide talent searches that would advertise at the high schools in Southern California

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Once I attended a search, & when my dad found out they were intending on putting me on the internet, he demanded my photos back & rescinded any permission to use my likeness

These searches "presented" themselves as different "companies"

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#exploretalent is a live database that quite literally is the stitching together of numerous databases & different technologies. That's why the site is weird. It also looks very similar to early #facebook You can even register to vote, "like" "friend" etc

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Wall Street Journal Editorial Board:

1. Details officers’ compelling testimony before @January6thCmte

2. Tells GOP leaders to cede “weak ground by admitting that the election wasn’t stolen and Mr. Trump was wrong” for his acts and omissions on #Jan6

wsj.com/articles/jan-6…
3. Identifies key questions that should be answered:

“Questions remain about the Capitol’s unpreparedness and Mr. Trump’s response as the violence unfolded.”

“why the Capitol was so badly protected on Jan. 6… [the Select Committee] should examine that in detail.”
4. On Stefanik (named) and McCarthy-Jim Jordan (unnamed) rhetoric:

“What kind of voter is this supposed to convince? … Hardly credible to point to [security oversights] alone, without acknowledging that President Trump urged his supporters to stop the supposed steal…”
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DOJ sends a clear-as-day signal that Trump would also not be shielded from these lawsuits brought by @RepSwalwell, Capitol Police officers, and others for allegedly inciting #Jan6 attack.

Golden words: "--or any federal employee--"
2. Other signals in DOJ brief that Trump is also not shielded by Westfall Act from these lawsuits.
3. Also worth noting that in Trump's brief responding to Swalwell's suit and in Trump's brief responding to Capitol Police officers' suit, Trump's lawyers did indeed try to maintain a Westfall Act claim.

From the Trump briefs.👇
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Jan 6th D.C. rally organizer @AmyKremer is still tweeting dangerous lies about a "stolen election" -- the same incendiary rhetoric that incited violence on #Jan6.

Kremer's tweets are in clear violation of Twitter's Civic and Election Integrity Policies.
@delbius @yoyoel $TWTR Image
*Kremer blocked me on Twitter a while ago. The screenshot of her violative tweet on July 16 is from Google cache. I can't know whether Twitter has allowed her tweet to stand. But since Twitter has all but abdicated enforcing its policies, I'm guessing it's still up. $TWTR Image
"A week after false claims of a stolen U.S. presidential election drove a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Twitter is allowing a far-right supporter of President Donald Trump to claim the election was stolen." - @mercnews $TWTR mercurynews.com/2021/01/12/twi…
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#SelectCommittee Chair Bennie Thompson showed video footage and read an opening statement that bolsters the case that the #Jan6 insurrection was planned. We chronicled some of that planning as it took shape.
Was it planned? Here's Bikers For Trump founder Chris Cox the day before the #Jan6 insurrection. rightwingwatch.org/post/were-on-t… #January6thCommittee
Was it planned? Here's Jericho March founder Rob Weaver--an organizer of the so-called Stop the Steal rallies--on a Jan. 3 "prayer call." rightwingwatch.org/post/jericho-m…
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It's a true honor to team up with the brilliant @BarbMcQuade and @JoyceWhiteVance on this.

Just published: "Questions the January 6 Select Committee Should Ask Its Witnesses"

Identifying 35 witnesses
Dozens of questions

<Thread> of some highlights...

justsecurity.org/77588/question…
2. Among many Qs for FBI

Why did Norfolk report warning of “war” at Capitol not get elevated to senior FBI including Wray?

Why did Parler warnings sent to FBI of threats of violence at Capitol not get elevated to Wray?

Does Wray acknowledge the gaps are intelligence failures?
3. Questions that get at specific (not abstract) comparisons between FBI’s handling of #BLM protests and #Jan6.👇
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Mute now if uninterested in a few gem quotes from #IALONECANFIXIT by @CarolLeonnig @PhilipRucker

First one:

“‘What’s a coronavirus?’ Trump asked.”
January 2020:

“We need to bring a czar in, like Ron Klain was for Ebola,”

#IALONECANFIXIT

*Narrator says: “If only…
“As Fauci spoke, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro was incredulous.” 😐

#IALONECANFIXIT
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Items in @CarolLeonnig @PhilipRucker book that Pentagon OMITTED in #Jan6 Timeline it released to public.

Joint Chiefs' #GenMilley recommended calling up neighboring National Guard units immediately (Army Sec. McCarthy doesn't get around to it until 2.5hrs after Capitol breached)
2. Especially egregious by DoD:

On left (book excerpt):

2:30pm meeting: Milley recommends "send out a call for National Guard reinforcements from the nearby states."

On right (Pentagon's timeline):

2:30pm meeting was about DC Guard.

4:18pm meeting about other states' Guards.
3. Here's another omission in DoD Timeline.

On left (book excerpt):

4:39pm call between Acting SecDef Miller and White House chief of staff Meadows (plus @LeaderMcConnell joins call and sounds furious)

On right (Pentagon's timeline):

Blank, nada, nothing to see here
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Can Rod Rosenstein land the plane?? 👀

washingtonpost.com/investigations…
You'd think such a targeted attack on journalists around the world would inspire journalists to focus on the

#DarkMoney forces & politicians who support anti-democratic technologies like this? 🤔
All the groups who use this military-grade spyware are autocrats or their enablers

US media need to stop #BothSides-ing #Jan6 & calling out attacks on democracies.
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Why won’t @TwitterSafety enforce its Civic Integrity Policy on the account of Trump spokesperson Liz Harrington? @realLizUSA continues to tweet lies about the #USElection2020, falsely saying it was “stolen.” This language fueled #Jan6 deadly violence. @delbius @yoyoel $TWTR
Why is it important for @TwitterSafety to stop Trump spokesperson Liz Harrington from tweeting lies about the election?

Two men who were “juiced” by #Jan6 were indicted on charges they plotted to firebomb a Democratic Party HQ. $TWTR npr.org/2021/07/16/101…
@TwitterSafety, Jan 8: “we have permanently suspended [Trump’s] account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”

Twitter now: We will allow Trump’s spokesperson Liz Harrington @realLizUSA to incite further violence with election lies. $TWTR
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.@TwitterSafety banned Trump from Twitter because of risk of incitement violence. Why does Twitter allow Trump spokesperson Liz Harrington @realLizUSA to tweet for Trump? @CNN: "Trump's new chief spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, has been a serial promoter of election lies" $TWTR #ESG
Dear Twitter executives @delbius @yoyoel @vijaya @nickpickles @jack:

Please read tweet from @TwitterSafety about Trump ban above, and explain why Twitter allows Trump spox Liz Harrington @realLizUSA to run an end-around on your service. $TWTR #ESG cnn.com/2021/06/18/pol…
'We Make Mistakes': Twitter's Embrace of the Extreme Far Right

Twitter gave far-right extremists the platform they needed to plan an attack on the Capitol on #Jan6, and, without changes, $TWTR will likely enable politically motivated violence again. #ESG splcenter.org/hatewatch/2021…
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Was this book's source Ivankov's PR attorney and written by Maggie TFG Whisperer? Image
Sen. King gave Romney some Intel on chatter from Milley

Romney seems attuned to the threats outside the Capitol more than most ImageImage
At 2:10, the first rioter entered the Capitol by breaking a window and climbing inside. A stream of Trump warriors followed him.

Romney exited FASTER than Pence and his USSS detail?? Image
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A trio of German researchers studying hate speech preserved the entirety of a public pro-Trump Telegram channel between Dec 2016 - January 2021.

Some of the channel members, it turns out, actively coordinated to participate in the January 6 insurrection:
techpolicy.press/pro-trump-tele…
The channel the researchers preserved contains 26,431 messages through January 2021 that represent a “continuously evolving isolated ‘echo-chamber’ discussion, produced by 521 distinct users,” they say in the Journal of Open Humanities Data.
techpolicy.press/pro-trump-tele…
Among the research questions this team was looking at is “how oppressive speech shifts norms of society, retrenching social hierarchies and in particular how social media contributes to that trend and exacerbates it.” techpolicy.press/pro-trump-tele…
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1/It's time we focus on Mark Skousen. He is central in about six different ways to the libertarian extremist movement behind January 6th. His uncle, Cleon Skousen, was an influential John Birch Society + Council for National Policy mainstay.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Cleon_…
2/Mark founded FEEFest in 2002, which later became the libertarian conference "FreedomFest" packed with fascist luminaries and LARPers like Candace Owens. @TheFreedomFest promotes Project Veritas, O'Keefe, etc.
3/Mark is, of course, pushing gold (Nicaraguan no less) and is once again, still predicting financial catastrophes. He's a free market absolutist who believed Adam Smith's "invisible hand" theory was "inspired of god."
markskousen.com/offer/fs-decad…
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Aubrey Huff tweeted: "violence can be sweet as candy," targeting KIDS with pro-gun violence hashtag.

What is @Twitter doing to prevent accounts like Huff from fomenting violence on its service -- especially after deadly #Jan6?

CC: @yoyoel @nickpickles @delbius @jack

$TWTR #ESG
'We Make Mistakes': Twitter's Embrace of the Extreme Far Right - @splcenter

"Twitter gave far-right extremists the platform they needed to plan an attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and the website, if it maintains its current approach..." splcenter.org/hatewatch/2021…

$TWTR #ESG
Whatever happened to Twitter's "Risk of Violence" label? Did it quietly go away? $TWTR #ESG

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Charlie Kirk deleted his tweet saying he sent ‘80+ buses full of patriots’ to D.C.

Kirk is president of Turning Point USA, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) "public charity."

In Jan, Sen. @RonWyden demanded the IRS investigate nonprofits involved in 1/6 violence.
dailydot.com/debug/charlie-…
On January 15, Sen. Ron Wyden sent a letter to IRS chief Charles Rettig, demanding investigation into tax-exempt groups involved in #Jan6 violence. Wyden told me in Jan that he will "keep pressing the IRS to investigate."

Wyden has not yet received a response from Rettig.
IRS chief Charles Rettig is a Trump admin holdover, hand-picked by the former president. Rettig's term expires November 2022. newrepublic.com/article/162203…
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🚨 Jan 6th Capitol Riot was a Setup‼️

American Patriots supporting President Trump came to uphold Law & Order, exercising their Constitutional right to peacefully PROTEST election fraud, and demand:

⚠️ Free & Fair Elections ⚠️

🧵 Thread: Part 1 of 22 ⤵️
🚨 Who Setup The January 6th Capitol Riot⁉️

🚨 Was the FBI in⁉️

🚨 Was Pelosi in⁉️

🚨 Who else was in⁉️

#SaveAmericaRally #Jan6th

🧵 Thread: 2/22 ⤵️
Watch: MAGA Peaceful Protesters Were Trying To Stop Antifa From Breaking The Capitol Windows!

The #CapitolRiot Was A Setup, A Planned Op To Derail The Constitutional Process Of Objecting To The *FRAUDULENT* Biden Electors.

#January6th

🧵 Thread: 3/22 ⤵️
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Roger Stone is throwing @AmyKremer's Women for America First under the bus.

Stone's associate Kristin Davis blames Women for America First in her July 2 article for right-wing propaganda outlet Gateway Pundit.

Stone is reportedly under federal investigation. (h/t @patriottakes)
Ali Alexander, founder of "Stop the Steal," and one of the masterminds of the #Jan6 "Save America" rally, defends Roger Stone, calling @AmyKremer's Women for America First an "astroturf group of grifters."
Charges may be near for Roger Stone over Jan. 6 Capitol riot, legal expert says

"Could it progress to potential charges? You bet," former U.S. Attorney-turned-LA Times columnist Harry Litman said. By @ZTPetrizzo @Salon salon.com/2021/06/23/cha…
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A document we have in the #Jan6Clearinghouse is Parler's 12-page letter to Congress.

@justinhendrix analyzes it.👇

See screenshot of FBI setting up formal channel with Parler

Why was Director Wray not then told of all these Parler warnings before #Jan6?
justsecurity.org/77253/assessin…
2. FBI agent to Parler, Nov .19, 2020, setting up channel of communications.👇

Parler says "formalized the relationship with the FBI" and in December "began to alert the FBI about alarming content that included specific threats of organized violence at the U.S. Capitol on" 1/6.
3. Parler says it warned the FBI:

one post: called for the congregation of an armed force to “react to the congressional events of January 6th."

another: "don’t be surprised if we take the #capital[sic] building."

another: noted that an insurrection would be necessary.
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The January 6th riot was a setup.

#Jan6 #January6th #Capitol
Yes, he's a Democrat…
They even fabricated a Jussie Smollett hoax in their effort to build an ”insurrection” narrative.

The truth is, MAGA Patriots saved the DCMP officer (who now lies, blaming Patriots) from attacks by some infiltrated violent elements: 👇
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Amy Kremer's tax-exempt Women for America First was the permit-holder for Trump's #Jan6 pre-insurrection rally in DC. The group continues to hold events promoting the #BigLie that incited deadly violence at the Capitol.
In January, Sen. @RonWyden told me he would "keep pressing the IRS to investigate" tax-exempt organizations involved in #Jan6.

Sen. Wyden sent a letter to IRS chief Charles Rettig on Jan 15 demanding investigation. Wyden has not yet received a response. rantt.com/legal-liabilit…
Charles Rettig is IRS chief, a holdover from Trump admin, hand-picked by the former president. Rettig's term expires in Nov 2022.

Trump’s IRS chief has made hundreds of thousands from Trump properties while in office - @CREWcrew Sept 2020

citizensforethics.org/reports-invest…
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.@SpeakerPelosi Bill to establish #Jan6 #SelectCommittee:

"The Speaker shall appoint 13 Members to the Select Committee, 5 of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the minority leader."

Maybe Members who vote against this Bill should be considered disqualified.
2. Good to see the bill to establish the January 6 Select Committee explicitly highlights investigation into "how technology, including online platforms ... may have factored into the motivation, organization, and execution of the domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol."
3. Judicious use of these powers👇 in public hearings could be an enormous benefit to the public and to truth-seeking.

Questioning for longer than 5-minutes
Questioning by staff of the Select Committee
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"Trump may have seeded and stoked rioters’ grievances with false claims... But investigators are also probing whether rioters were lone actors or coordinated by others who directed them or provided resources such as #money for travel, lodging or weapons" - Feb 20 @washingtonpost Image
Rep. Maxine Waters asked:

"who helped pay to bus people into Washington, D.C." and called for #Jan6Commission

Follow the money.

Who funded #Jan6 rally?

Sen @RonWyden told me in Jan he will “keep pressing the IRS to investigate” tax-exempt groups involved in violence.

@AmyKremer’s Women for America First was Jan 6 rally permit holder.

Wyden has not received response from the IRS. rantt.com/legal-liabilit…
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Amy Kremer's tax-exempt Women for America First was permit holder for January 6 pre-insurrection rally. Sen @RonWyden told me in Jan he would "keep pressing the IRS to investigate" nonprofits involved in #Jan6 deadly violence, as I reported for @RanttMedia rantt.com/legal-liabilit…
"Women for America First, classified by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, was the permit holder for a 'First Amendment Rally' on January 6th at the Ellipse in [D.C.], anticipating 30,000 participants in a 'March for Trump.'" rantt.com/legal-liabilit…
Amy Kremer, the founder of Women for Trump, and chair of Women for America First, organizer of Trump's January 6 rally, was fined by the FEC for failure to file - a fine she hasn't paid. As I reported for @RanttMedia rantt.com/scoop-women-fo…
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