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1/ Judge Who Ruled on #Mifepristone was Handpicked by the Same Network that Brought the Lawsuit… by @anelsona
Kacsmaryk's nomination was part of a project championed by his former boss, a member of the Council for National Policy #CNP, the #ShadowNetwork
2/ Kacsmaryk's former boss was Kelly Shackelford, Founder, President, CEO, chief counsel of the First Liberty Institute, and a longtime member of the Council for National Policy. #CNP Image
3/ Shackelford delivered a presentation “An Update on the Judiciary” at the #CNP February 2020 meeting. “Some of us literally opened a whole operation on judicial nominations and make sure the President picks the best #judges.”
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Bruce Marks, Nina Khan, Tom Sullivan, and Yulia Cherepanova are all lawyers at Marks & Sokolov, LLC.

Why did Donald J. Trump hire gas lobbyists, who's specialty seems to be fucking over #Ukraine for Ihor Kolomoisky, to fight his election loss lawsuits?

Is that BlueAnon?
Bruce Marks, Nina Khan, Tom Sullivan, and Yulia Cherepanova are all lawyers at Marks & Sokolov, LLC.

Marks and Sokolov, LLC was coordinating with the Public Interest Legal Foundation to overthrow the United States Government.
Marks and Sokolov, LLC was coordinating with the Public Interest Legal Foundation to overthrow the United States Government.
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The question we should all start asking ourselves is how long has the Public Interest Legal Foundation been working with Marks and Sokolov, LLC?

They have lobbied for Ihor Kolomoisky.

Was Ukrainian oligarch cash going into United States political action via Marks & Mike Roman?
How long has Marks and Sokolov, LLC worked with the Public Interest Legal Foundation?

How long have they worked with Rudy Giuliani?

@DrJohnEastman @RudyGiuliani
How long have they worked with Cleta Mitchell and Mike Roman at the Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)?
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ONE has tried to stop #Koch since 1930s. US allowed Fred Koch to come back AFTER working for Stalin & Hitler. Steralization of #LGBT+ w/ ADF & SCOTUS #Barrett

#KochNetwork funded #Jan6 #Insurrection of #Fascism #DarkMoney

1929-31 Fred Koch #KochNetwork Soviet Union building oil refineries for Stalin & Hitler Nazi Germany prior to WWII. Russia 1956 & Iraq 1958 just prior to Iraq Coup/Revolution. Prior to Soviet Union, worked in England. FBI Docs 👉… 👉…
Iran-Contra Koch & Hayek Mont Pelerin Society member since 1970 - Pinochet & CLOSE ties to Milton Friedman direct help & Hayek several visits to Chilea late 70s & early 80s - specifically defended Pinochet’s regime & Peter Thiel
MISES #KochNetwork…
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1) Pastors should be held to certain standards, and should be held accountable for their actions, like any other community leader—especially those working with the young.…
2) Ordained Southern Baptist pastor Tony Perkins makes $300,000 a year leading his newly IRS-designated “church,” Family Research Council. “Services” consist of board meetings. #ShadowNetwork…
3) BTW, Perkins has urged the Southern Baptist Convention to apply “biblical solutions” to its sexual abuse problem. This could get interesting.
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This thread discusses the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates pushed by #MikeFlynn & associates to challenge authority & assert supremacy of county sheriffs & governments over federal authority as part of an ongoing Christian nationalist insurrection against lawful authority. /1
.@PaulHRosenberg, citing Christian Right researcher Rachel Tabachnick, writes how Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates first emerged "out of Operation Rescue,” the anti-abortion movement, as way to challenge authority, even if violently. /2…
Matthew Trewhella, founder of Missionaries to the Preborn based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, wrote a book on The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates in 2013 to develop his theory to challenge authority. /3
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This thread is about the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, its ties to the radical right hub organization the #ShadowNetwork Council for National Policy, & efforts to overturn the 2020 election, particularly in Florida. /1
The National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) was founded in 1996. That came many years after several state-based Republican Assemblies. California was the first in 1934. /2…
The California Republican Assembly was known for its support of Barry Goldwater & Ronald Reagan. The National Federation of Republican Assemblies touts Ronald Reagan & Phyllis Schlafly, one of its founding members, as luminaries & inspirations. /3
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This thread is about #ClayClark, a South Dakota-based former DJ, business podcaster & founder of the ReAwaken America tour. /1
#ClayClark was an early partner with #RogerStone on the Big Lie Stop the Steal movement & works with #MikeFlynn. He helps them with outreach to the Pentacostal, charismatic & “prosperity Gospel” communities. /2
Of local interest, #ClayClark’s productions have featured at least FIVE #Sarasota-based conspiracy theorists: #MikeFlynn, #PatrickByrne, #AnnVandersteel, #JohnMichaelChambers, & #RajDoraisamy. /3…
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January 6th 🧵's

I will be watching for new information and ommissions by the committee tonight.

#January6thHearings ImageImage
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Tuesday, June 7th, 2022.
News you can use. 🧵
The DeSantis admin/GOP wanted to spread COVID on purpose.

"State auditors reviewed a sample of 2,600 tests taken at three state-run testing facilities and found that state-contracted laboratories failed to return results for nearly 60% of tests."…
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This thread investigates Moms for America, its history, founder, involvement with January 6 Big Lie Stop the Steal activism, & post-Jan. 6 activism with #MikeFlynn, anti-CRT, anti-masking, anti-public education & the trucker convoy. /1
Moms for America, formerly Homemakers of America, was founded by #KimberlyFletcher in 2004 & changed names in 2018. Moms for America Action is the 501c4 political advocacy & lobbying arm. /2…
The Moms for America corporate address is Englewood, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. The payments & correspondence address is Mansfield, Texas, in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. /3
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One year ago today, rightwing attorney Cleta Mitchell resigned from her law firm, Foley & Lardner, after new reports revealed she had been on Trump’s shakedown call to Georgia

So buckle up, buckaroos, it’s time for a long thread on this legal eagle at the GQP nexus.
January 5, 2021, Tea Party lawyer Cleta Mitchell announced she was leaving Foley & Lardner after 20 years. News reports revealed her role in Trump’s call to Brad Raffenberg, Georgia’s Secretary of State.
Now Mitchell is suing to block her J6C subpoenas.…
Cleta Mitchell’s lawsuit against the J6C subpoenas appear to be fishing for information on what the J6C knows, to my eyes. And we could discuss that, but what I’m really curious about is this woman herself, who among the GOP is almost a cipher.… Image
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Two days ago, Vision Surreal shared a link to the PowerPoint in the very recalcitrant Mark Meadows’ emails.

You can see it’s an archived link. Delving into the hosting organization last night turned up a few dumpsters worth of unsavory associates.
The PowerPoint had been hosted on the site of a company that goes by the name of Ingersoll Lockwood, Inc.

Their offices are located in DC in what appears to be a coworking and virtual office space, which makes them look totally legit.
The company’s name is an homage to an American lawyer of the same name who published political novels in the 1800s. Several had a character called Baron Trump. The final novel from 1896 is called “1900, or The Last President”.
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This document on authoritarians and how they are swayed makes for a fascinating read. I’d like to pull out a few tidbits, compare them to the approach Cambridge Analytica used, and make some inferences for the future in this thread.
“Authoritarianism is substantially heritable and mostly determined by lack of “openness to experience.””

It is driven by aversion to complexity.
Compare this to the OCEAN characteristics identified by Cambridge Analytica. The four major groupings into which they place their target audiences all share high levels of Neuroticism AND are very low on Openness.
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Heute geht es hier darum, wie die heutigen intellektuellen Vordenker der Politischen und Religiösen Rechten in den USA den Weg bereiten für autoritäres, (proto)-faschistisches Denken und so zu seiner schleichenden Normalisierung beitragen.
Wie schon erwähnt, geht es im christlichen Nationalismus darum, zu definieren, wer „wahre“ Amerikaner sind und wer nicht. Das ist keine Interpretation meinerseits, sondern das wird genauso formuliert. Beweisstück A: Dieser Artikel von Glenn Elmers:…
Abgesehen davon, dass Elmers in einem Nebensatz behauptet, „Millionen von illegalen Einwanderern“ würden sich nie kulturell einleben und seien „rechtlich wie auch politisch Fremde“ (a lot to unpack even here), formuliert er den Kern des Christlichen Nationalismus ganz deutlich:
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Die Religiöse Rechte ist besonders durch ihr Netzwerk von Organisationen, Think Tanks und Instituten so erfolgreich, die sie in den letzten Jahrzehnten aufgebaut hat. Dabei war die Zielsetzung von Anfang an klar: zur Not auch außerhalb des demokratischen Rahmens zu operieren.
Wer richtig tief eintauchen will in das #ShadowNetwork der Religiösen Rechten in den USA, dem sei das gleichnamige Buch der Journalistin @anelsona empfohlen, in dem sie dem Einfluss der "Dachorganisation" der Bewegung, dem Council for National Policy, nachgeht.
Bestimmte Organisationen werden gerade in Presseberichten gern als "konservative Think Tanks" verharmlost, z.B. die Heritage Foundation, der American Legislative Exchange Council, und der Council for National Policy. Sie klingen harmlos - doch untergraben aktiv die Demokratie
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@RepRaskin "How the #CouncilForNationalPolicy, a #GOP Powerhouse, Helped Spawn Trumpism, Disrupted the Transfer of Power, & Stoked the Assault on the Capitol"- Professor, investigative journalist & #ShadowNetwork author Anne Nelson.
@RepRaskin "Behind the secretive network that convinced Americans they cannot trust East Coast “elites.” An
interview with Professor, investigative journalist & #ShadowNetwork author Anne Nelson. 👉…

#ShadowNetwork excerpt: 👉…
@RepRaskin @/davetroy : “The Entire "Big History" Behind #Jan6Insurrection with a new introduction & foreword. Synthesizing rigorous historical research w/ primary sources & disinformation studies, this framework helps explain what's happened & what may be next.”…
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This thread is about the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida, its organization & membership, extremist ideology, promotion of "election fraud" claims & anti-public health stances, etc. /1
Republican Liberty Caucus, w/ HQ in Washington DC, was founded at the national level in 1991 as a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization. They pledge to shrink government, abolish programs, etc. Ron Paul was chair once & Rand endorsed for prez in 2016. /2
The head of the national Republican Liberty Caucus is Matt Nye of Melbourne, Florida. He ran unsuccessfully for #FL52 Florida State House in GOP primary against incumbent Thad Altman in 2018 & 2020. /3
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“Operating from the shadows,” the CNP spent “4 decades courting, buying, and bullying fellow Rs, gradually achieving what was in effect a leveraged buyout of the GOP. Favorite sons, such as Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, were groomed, financed, & supported.” 1/
“Apostates, such as John McCain and Jeff Flake, were punished and exiled.” 2/
By March 2020, “the Republican Senate had confirmed more than 185 of Trump’s conservative nominees for the federal bench. All but eight of the judges had ties to the Federalist Society, headed by longtime CNP members Eugene Meyer and Leonard Leo.” 3/
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This thread explores Turning Point Faith, #CharlieKirk of Turning Point USA’s new “church-based field program” to recruit pastors & congregations into politics, as first reported by the @nytimes’s @publicroad in March 2021 /1…
Previously, #SarasotaSeditionSquad & #ShadowNetwork Council for National Policy member Charlie Kirk had founded Turning Point USA as a form of anti-higher education activism cc: @adamgabbatt /2…
Charlie Kirk belongs to the Council for National Policy, a #ShadowNetwork that @anelsona describes as a radical right hub organization that brings together money, political operatives & activists /3…
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@jennycohn1 Oh, the #ShadowNetwork is so chockablock full of people I call it “sedition adjacent”.

Don’t forget Ed Martin, Tea Party Patriot Jenny Beth Martin were speaking, Scott Presler is Leadership Institute, Simone Gold whose AFLD is a CNP “brainchild”.
@jennycohn1 Here’s the article showing AFLD as a CNP project…
@jennycohn1 Not really fair to discuss Simone Gold & #ShadowNetwork without linking in Anne Nelson’s article from July 2020.…
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The Council for National Policy (CNP) is an umbrella group. The right-wing leaders of most other prominent right-wing groups (ALEC, Bradley, Federalist Society, TPUSA, Leadership Institute, etc) are in the CNP. The fascist assault is coordinated. #Christofascism #CNP 1/
2/ Thread w/ sources. (I made a typo in post 1. I meant @FedSoc, not @fedsec.)…
3/ Current or recent CNP members include Cleta Mitchell (Bradley), Ali Alexander (Jan 6), Mike Flynn, Steve Bannon (fmr Cambridge Analytica), KellyAnne (fmr Cambridge Analytica), Ginni Thomas, Leonard Leo (Federalist Society), Lisa Nelson (ALEC), Blackwell (Leadership Institute).
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Family Research Council (FRC) president Tony Perkins was at one point the president of the Council for National Policy (CNP). A major goal of both organizations is theocracy. Taking over public schools is part of that. 1/
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There is an organizational structure to this “Christian” nationalist assault. It’s international, & includes training. The CNP is the top of the pyramid. Bannon, Mike Flynn, Ali Alexander, Charlie Kirk, Blackwell, Cleta Mitchell, KA = recent members. 1/…
2/ The same organizational structure is attacking our public schools. Morton Blackwell (CNP) and Charlie Kirk (TPUSA) are in the CNP.
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