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The Council for National Policy #CNP, "The Secret Society" web.archive.org/web/2012102019… "the heart of a great conservative movement that helped to make America strong and prosperous in the 20th century – now helping to ensure she remains free and secure in the 21st century,"
Some CNP members - Mike Pence comes quickly to mind - in the context of bolstering their conservative credentials, have proudly revealed their CNP membership, even though CNP's policy is to keep membership a secret. Here is it's 2014 Membership, the latest splcenter.org/sites/default/…
If you prefer, you can watch this report on The Council For National Policy via @YouTube
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Thank you for this thread! Here’s my Medium piece on the CNP. @60Minutes expressed some small interest many months ago, then dropped it. link.medium.com/rQafjd1AoX 1/
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🍌Republic?🍌

Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in CN to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry

Ukraine Prosecutor Made Up Biden Claim, in an alleged
bid to curry favor with Trump.

Giuliani deservedly draws ire.

WhatsApp voice calls used to inject Israeli spyware on phones #Pegasus 👇🏼
🍌Republic2🍌

Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests

TB:”Kushner went to a *pro-RU think tank w/ KREMLIN connex for advice on setting up Trump's FOREIGN POLICY team.

One week later Carter Page was named as a foreign policy aide.”
🍌Republic3🍌

Dem House freshmen banding together to help each other raise money to keep their seats in 2020

Warren: "Betsy DeVos is the worst secretary of education we’ve seen"

A look between the lines suggests Rosenstein isn’t overly confident about his own conduct.
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😱ICYMI😱

Hiya Douglas Domenech!

Father of blogger, columnist, Federalist, plagiarist, Ben Domenech, who's married 2 Meghan McCain is 1 of 6 Interior appointees being investigated 4 possible ethical misconduct.

Ben’s daddy is a *Dirty Bird, too!
washingtonpost.com/climate-enviro…
Just sayin'.

Wonder if @MeghanMcCain has
spoken about her father-in-law
Doug Domenech
being investigated?😱

#WhoFundsTheFederalist
As for @bdomenech, eh...
it blocked me long ago.
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This tells me the Republicans have put all their chips in for do-or-die reconstruction of the government & installation of a theocracy.

Think that sounds crazy? It does to us but not to those who've invested millions: Kochs, Mercers, DeVos...see the #CNP's Vision Statement.
#CNP's Vision Statement: “A united conservative movement to assure, by 2020, policy leadership and governance that restores religious and economic freedom, a strong national defense, and Judeo-Christian values under the Constitution.” Via @HateWatch.
The Kochs invest in #CNP organizations and initiatives like the NRA, Heritage, Tea Party Patriots (TPP), CWA, DeVosCitizens United, etc.
Sources: projects.propublica.org/graphics/koch & washingtonpost.com/politics/insid…
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GOOD MORNING #RESISTERS! 😺

Who's ready to kick some #ConCon Butt like we did last year!?

In 2018 only 1 #AstroTurf grps passed rslns calling for #ConventionOfStates

#COSProject: 0
#WolfPAC: 0
#BBATaskForce: 0
#USTermLimits: 2

#NoConCon
In fact we trounced these grps so hard in 2018 they've come out swinging 2019

They're RABIDLY pushing #ConventionOfStates

#COSProject has already passed 2 (AR UT)

AND 2 being RAMMED thru MS & KS 🚨

2nd pg #NoConConTracker - see 1st pg for more info 👇
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
#USTermLimits emboldened by their Victories in 2018 are pushing HARD to get more #ConventionOfStates rslns passed this year

🚨 2 are slated for FINAL VOTE - They're at FINISH LINE in #AZ & #GA

WE MUST PREVENT ANOTHER WIN for ANY of these grps

#NoConCon
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I'm astounded that more don't realize Trump is merely symptomatic of what the GOP has become. He's a figurehead, important to understand!

Image 1: GOP path to extremism
Image 2: Koch influence
Image 3: Koch-connected Council for National Policy, the "genuine leaders" of the GOP
They're behind the extremist judges like Kavanaugh. Have you heard of The Federalist Society? the Judicial Crisis Network? Judicial Watch? Those are Koch and #CNP organizations.
The Mercers - with major ties to #CNP - backed Cruz for President, then Trump. They also have stakes in Cambridge Analytica and apparently Breitbart per chart. Rebekah Mercer connected Bannon with Trump.
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Some who claim to be Democrats have stated pretty definitively that @AOC is backed, favored, influenced, or funded by Russia. Well, that was worrisome, so I just went and took a look for myself.

I Googled "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Russia," and the results were disturbing.
Three top results confirmed the rumors.

The only problem with that is, ALL THREE are conservatively-biased, at least two propagate both misinformation and disinformation, and one was used by the 🇷🇺Russians as a weapon in the cyber attack on the United States.
Fox News is an 👀entertainment channel. More than half of its content is false/misleading. Its bias is far right.

The article confirming the rumor that Putin favors @AOC is an 👀opinion piece: foxbusiness.com/politics/alexa…
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"Steve King. Ted Cruz. Marsha Blackburn. They're just 3 of a number of candidates with open white supremacist, nativist, anti-LGBTQ+ or antigovernment ties who won seats in the U.S. House and Senate during the 2018 midterms." #YearInHate bit.ly/2TVE2PC
"Matt Gaetz
Florida | House

Won with 67.1%

Matt Gaetz was elected to his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He previously served in the Florida state House of Representatives."
bit.ly/2TVE2PC
"Gaetz invited Chuck Johnson, a white nationalist “Trump Troll,” to Trump’s State of the Union address in January 2018. Johnson is a Holocaust denier who developed WeSearchr, a payment platform for racist “alt-right” crowdfunding."
bit.ly/2TVE2PC
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"Former Blackwater Boss Hacked Election For Teflon Don" and attorney @SethAbramson's diligent observations resulted in post "a few more dots" of the following together, per @LibAmericaOrg's Darrell Lucas:
Erik Prince (of Blackwater fame), in an interview with Breitbart, "revealed that he had 'insider knowledge' of why Comey dropped his bombshell" regarding Hillary Clinton's email when he did.
Prince claimed that there was evidence of criminal activity among Clinton's emails, and "that the NYPD turned their findings over to the FBI and gave Comey an ultimatum–reopen the investigation, or we will hold a press conference of our own to announce a pile of arrests."
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This administration DOES NOT CARE about human rights. For Dominionists like Pence, it's part of their ideology not to be concerned about "global warming, over-population and large-scale species loss [as they] are 'unfounded or undue concerns.'"
See or #CNP
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When you see mention of the House Freedom Caucus and its hardcore conservatives like Meadows, remember their obstructionism:

"U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows helped engineer a federal government shutdown in 2013 in hopes of stopping the Affordable Care Act.."
citizen-times.com/story/news/loc…
Meadows, a Transylvania County Republican who represents most of Western North Carolina, has played an important role in bringing about the current partial shutdown over a border wall with Mexico." (via @asheville)

So. Much. "Freedom." 😠

The HFC's founding members are Rep. Scott Garrett, Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. John Fleming, Rep. Matt Salmon, Rep. Justin Amash, Rep. Raúl Labrador, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Rep. Ron DeSantis and Rep. Mark Meadows.
web.archive.org/web/2016050623…
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Excerpt: "Brian Brown, who heads the International Organization for the Family [#IOF is the parent of #WCF, which is associated with both #CNP and Russia], cheered, 'The world is changing and we’re helping change it,'

claiming that “special interest agendas like the LGBT agenda are being rejected.” From a celebratory email Brown sent IOF supporters last week:

President Bolsonaro used his inaugural address to echo his commitment to fulfilling his campaign promises:
#LGBTQ
'Let’s unite the people, value families, respect Judeo-Christian traditions, fight gender ideologies (and preserve) our values,' he said to a cheering crowd. Bolsonaro acted immediately to begin implementing his agenda upon being sworn into office this week,
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1/ #CNP Members and Organizations
"The Council for National Policy (CNP) is a body that mixes large numbers of ostensibly mainstream conservatives with far-right and extremist ideologues, mostly from the far fringes of the religious right...
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016…
2/ "What follows is a list of 18 of the hardest-line #CNP members and links to information about them and their groups, when available, published in the past by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Groups designated by the SPLC as hate groups are marked with an asterisk (*).."
3/
Tony Perkins
*Family Research Council
Washington, D.C.
CNP Vice President

* Designated as hate group
#CNP
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1/"Earlier this week, it was reported that Karen Pence has been teaching art courses at the Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Virginia. The school’s employment application asks applicants to sign a pledge to “live a personal life of moral purity.” rollingstone.com/politics/polit…
2/"The application defines moral misconduct as “heterosexual activity outside of marriage (e.g., premarital sex, cohabitation, extramarital sex), homosexual or lesbian sexual activity, polygamy, transgender identity, any other..."
#Pence
3/"...violation of the unique roles of male and female, sexual harassment, use or viewing of pornographic material or websites, and sexual abuse or improprieties toward minors as defined by Scripture and federal or state law."
#Pence
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1/"According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the CNP mixes 'ostensibly mainstream conservatives with far-right and extremist ideologues,' including hate groups like the League of the South."
unkochmycampus.org/executive-summ…
#CNP
2/"Many Koch network figures have been active members and officers in the Council for National Policy, several of whom served on CNP's Board of Governors alongside the League of the South’s Michael Peroutka (such as Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips..."
#CNP
3/"From the top-down, Koch’s political operation is full of ties to white supremacy and hate groups. As evidenced by Marshall DeRosa, these ties also exist from the bottom-up."
#CNP
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This is the Council for National Policy organization - the group behind Trump/Pence, etc. - re Trump's first 100 days: U.S. border, cyber, & military policies starting with the US/Mex border (4:30)." soundcloud.com/cnp-786867471/…
Source: @IndiePressWatch
#CNP
The Council for National Policy (#CNP) is an umbrella organization & networking group for social conservative activists in the United States.The Nation has called it a secretive organization. It connects wealthy right-wing donors w/ top conservatives.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
Here's what the #CNP has planned for education in the United States. With the Heritage Foundation's support, of course.

Compare this to what DeVos has done as Secretary of Education: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_DeV…

In. Plain. Sight.

Source valeriehowlandblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/how… (near the bottom).
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FOUND IN THE WEYRICH ARCHIVES:

On a cover sheet for the Council for National Policy’s foreign policy arm - the International Policy Forum...

TOM FITTON of Judicial Watch is attempting to perfect the forging of Paul Weyrichs signature.

Why?
#CNP #Resist #Trump
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1. My heart breaks for our country. What's worse is I knew this was coming for my entire life. How? I was forced to become one of them for 3 yrs.
I was a "Soldier of God" to take down the civil rights of the 50s & liberal rights of the 60s. -- Ask me anything about that plan.
2. I'll start off:
Q. What are the basic teachings in a far-right fundamentalist school (cult)?
A. Rich white healthy straight men are blessed by God to lead this nation. Everyone else must serve God by serving these leaders. Laws are created to support the leaders & empires.
3. Q. What is the basic fight? Why do they not help those who are suffering?
A. To them suffering on Earth is only temporary. If they hurt others to fulfill the plan, then it's God's will. The only way a person can stop hurting is to turn to God to go to heaven & suffer no more.
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@neeratanden Neera please look at the attached graphic. None of this happening is a coincidence. Trump was part of a long-term plan of the GOP to seize power. People like me have been trying to get anyone to listen to us. People don't understand the dangers we truly face. 1/
@neeratanden This is the group behind this coup. Almost everyone in this regime is a member. Their goal is christofascist theocracy by 2020. Why do you think there's been a push to rewrite the Constitution? 2/
@neeratanden Please look at these documents from #CNP for Betsy DeVos for the department of education. They are Dominionists not Christians. There's a huge difference. 3/
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Twitter, THIS is what @grantstern and I have been working on for A YEAR Republicans WROTE a BOOK on how to make 2016 happen. In 2004. In Russian. Published by the Russian Foreign Ministry. #TrumpRussia #Resist #BreakingNews thesternfacts.com/republicans-he…
Thread: @grantstern and I have spent a year uncovering a decades long Russian Intelligence operation being waged on a half dozen fronts. This is the story of the #GrandOldPutinParty
3. In Our first #GrandOldPutinParty story, from last year - We wrote about how Ed Lozansky emigrated here in 1977 posing as a Soviet dissident and was welcomed with open arms into the GOP. He then spent 40 years corrupting the party. #TrumpRussia thesternfacts.com/how-one-man-in…
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Why oh why would Leonard Leo, who runs the Federalist Society, want to hide a million dollar donation to Trump's inauguration?

Probably because the #CNP was still pretending they weren't all in on a coup back then. Oops.
Donors Capital Fund, DonorsTrust get money from the Koch Brothers and the DeVos (Prince) family. Money moves from there to the Federalist Society.

Koch Brothers (separately) and the Sarah Scaife Foundation are also big donors to the Federalist Society.
conservativetransparency.org/recipient/fede…
Right-wing media has gone full Trump because they know Robert Mueller's investigation is FOLLOWING THEIR MONEY TOO.

There is no difference between the Trump line & the RW media line because the big players, the Koch Brothers included, have been in on this coup FROM. THE. START.
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1/ Rebekah Mercer is on the board of The Heritage Foundation. Top donors:

Sarah Scaife Foundation/Allegheny Foundation (same family)

Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation / DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative (so, Erik Prince)

Howard Charitable Foundation
conservativetransparency.org/recipient/the-…
2/ Howard Charitable Foundation is run by Alan Howard, who also heads Brevan Howard Asset Management.

Brevan Howard has performed poorly lately. Maybe some friends in China can help them out? Erik Prince's company is owned by the Chinese gov't after all.
ft.com/content/b49d54…
3/ January 2015:

Alan Howard spent $33 million on a penthouse at Trump International Hotel & Tower on Central Park West.

He paid nearly $12 million more than the pad's former owners forked out at the height of the real estate bubble in 2007.

"Weird"
nydailynews.com/life-style/rea…
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Ben Domenech took $36k to write PR for the Malaysian government and call it journalism. Same Malaysian PM caught up in the 1mdb scandal recently. No cause for concern here?

#WhoFundsTheFederalist
nytimes.com/2017/09/09/wor…
↕️↕️🚩🚩 Because this certainly looks concerning to me.

#WhoFundsTheFederalist
wsj.com/articles/trump…
Elliott Broidy👆👆

Elliott Broidy ⬇️⬇️

"Donald Trump’s personal lawyer arranged for a $1.6m payment to a Playboy playmate in 2017 to keep secret her sexual relationship with a top Republican fundraiser and ally of Trump."

#WhoFundsTheFederalist
theguardian.com/us-news/2018/a…
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