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Looks like April is shaping up to be just as painful for the far right as March... and February.... and January... and 2018, really.

Here are some highlights:

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#BadMonthForHate
Dank internet underbelly 8chan “received and complied with” 12 requests from the U.S. government and or U.S law enforcement agencies over the course of the month.”

#BadMonthForHate

motherjones.com/politics/2019/…
Teacher Suspended Over Alleged White Nationalist Ties

Dance like no one is watching. Write like it may be read aloud in court.

#BadMonthForHate

forward.com/fast-forward/4…
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“Washington told itself a comforting story that minimized the importance of this outbreak of kleptomania: These were criminal outliers and rogue profiteers rushing to exploit the weakness of the new state”

theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
The West could have turned away this stolen cash; it could have stanched the outflow to shell companies and tax havens.

Instead, Western banks waved Russian loot into their vaults.
What was at stake could well be systemic contagion: Russian values might infect and then weaken the moral defense systems of American politics and business.
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#kleptocracy is a name we need to use more. Let's call the Trump admin what it is. Trump has proven NAMING someone or something has a lot of power. Witness Sen. Elizabeth Warren stumbling early in her race because Trump named her *Pocahontas.*

@TrickFreee @WillBenton1
Witness the power of the names, "Fake News." "Crooked Hillary," etc. You can't deny the power of *naming* our foe or the actions of our foe. #Kleptocracy isn't used enough-it isn't even a recognized hash tag when you type it into a tweet. Let's get it trending. #IndictTrump
#Kleptocracy Paul Erickson, a Republican political operative & boyfriend of accused Russian spy Maria Butina, was indicted in the federal court in SD on 11 counts of wire fraud and money laundering. #Erickson cbsn.ws/2Sgaf7p
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@MichaelCBender FEMA tents (left): for the victims

FEMA country club (right): for FEMA Dept Head

Any questions?

#TrumpSwamp
#corruption
#kleptocracy
@MichaelCBender Disaster preparedness checklist for kleptocats:

-private plane ✅

-beachfront property where there’s no hurricane (Mar-A-Lago?) ✅

-catering from France ✅

-maids, housekeepers & Butler ✅

-yacht on standby ✅
@MichaelCBender “For everything else there’s the Government MasterCard”
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USA v Manafort Witness List

documentcloud.org/documents/4620…
#6 Devine, Tad
Why is @SenSanders 2016 Campaign Sr. Strategist a witness for the prosecution in USA v. Manafort?
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"The disclosure suggests these loans could have generated more income from interest in a yearlong period than the entire value of the loans themselves."

Yet another update to his disclosure forms: Kushner filed wrong info about 2 of his loans in Brooklyn
propublica.org/article/whoops…
Kushner paid $72.5 million for 3 properties valued at $3 million along a toxic Brooklyn canal from a developer.

The developer then bought 4 apartments from Michael Cohen for almost 5x their assessed value, in cash.

Cohen then invested with the developer
usatoday.com/story/news/201…
Despite the property's high level of contamination, and its wildly inflated purchase price (financed by Signature Bank, on whose board Ivanka sat), Jared was able to sell it for $115 million 4 years later.

"Experts say the transactions raise red flags"
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"@DonaldJTrumpJr called IREO “truly a fantastic group” when the companies announced the project in April 2016"

Trump Organization’s real estate partner in India IREO accused of defrauding its foreign investors of at least $147 million
(h/t @Khanoisseur)
washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pac…
.@EPAScottPruitt spent over $105,000 on first-class flights in 2017, in addition to the $58,000 Pruitt rang up on charter flights and a military jet to carry him from an event with Trump in Cincinnati to catch a connecting flight to Europe out of NY
politi.co/2DJ0WR5
Former official: @DonaldJTrumpJr pushed ‘blatantly illegal’ project in India

Trump project in Mumbai had its permits revoked after investigators found “significant irregularities", including a suspected $100 million fraud scheme propublica.org/article/trump-…
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A roadmap for understanding Mueller's strategy: analysis of the 270 people connected to the #TrumpRussia investigation, including
• 138 with ties to Trump Org, campaign, transition or regime
• 53 foreign nationals (39 directly connected to Russia)
politico.com/interactives/2…
Tom Barrack hasn't received much attention, but he's connected to several key figures in the investigation.
Rick Gates worked directly for Thomas Barrack as late as October 2017, days before he was indicted (along with Manafort, whom Trump hired at Barrack's urging) by Mueller
washingtonpost.com/politics/hes-b…
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