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1/8 As attention turns to the #MuellerTestimony I'm reminded of Sen. Margaret Chase Smith in her 1950 #DeclarationofConscience--a response to her party and the tactics of #McCarthyism--where she noted among other things "We are Republicans. But We are Americans first."
2/8 "It is as Americans that we express our concern with the growing confusion that threatens the security and stability of our country. Democrats and Republicans alike have contributed to that confusion.."
3/8 "Certain elements of the Republican Party have materially added to this confusion in the hopes of riding the Republican party to victory through the selfish political exploitation of fear, bigotry, ignorance, and intolerance."
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SCOOP: State Department gave $1.5 million of our tax dollars to @Memarsadeghi, who has been smearing pro diplomacy Americans for years, to continue her attacks under @IranDisinfo.

And @SGhasseminejad, who works at @FDD and has been smearing Americans for years, works for her.
Maryam Memarsadeghi has been granted millions in tax dollars from State Department in the past decade to promote civic education and tolerance in Iran. While she has repeatedly smeared journalists, academics, activists, and civil society organizations here in the US for years.
Congressional staff confirmed to me that @StateDept has suspended the funds and is investigating how @IranDisinfo worked outside the scope of the project.

This project was meant to counter Iranian government propaganda, but they used social media to smear anti-war Americans.
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So the @StateDept uses taxpayer money to fund online attacks on @HRW because the organization is researching the human cost of US sanctions in #Iran.

Is this even legal?
“Iran Disinformation Project” website says it was launched in 2018 and is funded by @StateDept Global Engagement Center to expose disinformation coming from the Islamic Republic of Iran.
They use @StateDept funding to attack and smear diaspora Iranian journalists, analysts, academics, and activists, some living in exile.

Here are two BBC Persian journalists @BBCArdalan and @BahmanKalbasi constantly attacked by this project and also by those who run it.
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"#Assange is a courageous and fearless publisher who is being persecuted for exposing the atrocities of the corporate state and imperialism"…
«The extradition of the publisher—the maniacal goal of the #US government—would set a legal precedent that would criminalize any journalistic oversight or investigation of the corporate state. It would turn leaks and #whistleblowing into treason»
«If #Assange is extradited to the #UnitedStates and sentenced, The #NewYorkTimes, The #WashingtonPost and every other media organization, no matter how tepid their coverage of the corporate state, would be subject to the same draconian #censorship»
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MSM #FakeNews ALERT: We have just received word that the #BBC is about to run a hit-piece on alleged "Twitter Influencers" including @VanessaBeeley and 21WIRE for exposing the White Helmets for the UK gov-backed propaganda outfit that they truly are...
Below are a list of the slanted defamatory questions from #BBC's internet expert @mwendling sent to @VanessaBeeley for Wendling's defamatory hit-piece due out tomorrow on the #BBC...
1 - "Dear Ms Beeley – Do you believe that the alleged chemical attack in Douma was staged, a “false flag” event, or was faked?"
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