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Breaking today: Fmr General Mike Flynn exercised 5th Amdt right to remain silent re if he believes in peaceful transition of power in USA.
Our Dec 2021 report looks closely at little-discussed #January6 military controversies 👇…
Since the 1990s, Michael Flynn and his brothers were taken under the wing of Major General John Singlaub, a master architect of America’s covert empire, seen here facing the music @ the #IranContra hearing on May 20, 1987. More info in our report >>… ImageImage
A photo of Gen. John Singlaub, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, and Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin, posted by Martin on November 29, 2020, four days after former President Trump pardoned Flynn. Martin and Flynn were subpoenaed by the January 6 Committee. Image
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January 6 Documents Reveal Plans to Overturn 2020 Election as Military Questions Deepen
Congress investigates military role in Jan. 6; Generals warn of rogue military personnel in future coup attempts
[Dec 2021]…
Deep dive #January6 questions: Political operatives discussed how to overturn election | “Absolute and unmitigated liars”: controversy over ‘civil disturbance’ emergency military actions | National Guard Timeline conflicts & Last-second DCNG policy changes…
Mark Meadows, former President Trump's Chief of Staff, had documents calling for federalized national guard troops & tossing out millions of votes in the 2020 election.…
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NEW: Leaks Expose Conservative Movement Funders Prince and DeVos Family Offshore Money…
Unicorn Riot located offshore corporate entity records supporting the activities of private military businessman Erik Prince and the DeVos family
Former SEAL & founder of Blackwater Inc., (now ‘Academi‘) Erik Prince, & his extended family tied to a new batch of data leaks, revealing offshore business entities filed in the Bahamas, Unicorn Riot has found.
Prince confirmed one of the owners of Salamis LLC, a Blackwater aviation front company which provided services for the U.S. military in Afghanistan.

Prince’s sister, Betsy DeVos, is currently the U.S. Secretary of Education, and married to Richard “Dick” DeVos Jr.
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“On April 17, 1961, 1,400 Cuban exiles launched what became a botched invasion at the Bay of Pigs on the south coast of Cuba.”

It’s actually much more complicated than this headline portends.

I will dive more deeply into the CIA/mob’s role in Op Mongoose.
First read this article for a sanitized overview.…
Read this white paper for a deeper dive.

Pg 29 onward to see where the op went sideways re issues about the planes issues (nosecones didn’t match Cuban planes) & Kennedy’s order to call off the air support for the Cuban exiles waiting on the beach head.…
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The Council for National Policy #CNP, "The Secret Society"…
"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…
#CNP's tentacles include well-connected activists who advocate for the imposition of fundamentalist Christian ideology in public life and have succeeded in forcing their agenda in republican administrations. A list of organizations working with CNP…
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Time for a story. Pull up a chair, if you'd like.

In July 1979, I shipped to Marine Corps Boot Camp in San Diego. I graduated October 27, 1979.

On November 4, 1979, Iranian 'students' stormed the US Embassy in Iran and took 52 American citizens hostage.
They held them for 444 days, releasing them on the day Ronald Reagan took office, making Jimmy Carter's humiliation (including a failed rescue attempt) complete.

They released them, we believed, because Reagan had promised to make Tehran glow in the dark.
Most of us believed Reagan would nuke Iran in a hot minute. I guess Iran believed it too. True? I don't know. My viewpoint was and is probably too simplistic.

This was my introduction to global politics and it featured Iran. Keep this mind if you will. I was very young.
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I call shenanigans! These poll "results" offered with zero transparency about the foundations of the Polling Pool, and zero information on how they were selected and contacted, absolutely REEK of #OperationMockingbird and opinion steering.
Here's the #DamnedFacts
Construction of Questions matters.

WHO you ask matters

How you contacted them matters A LOT (Emerson used this to keep #StatusQuoJoe "winning")
This last matters because almost the only folks who even have a landline in the US are either over 60 or are/have a medium to large business.
That means the % you contacted via landline WILL skew heavily for the establishment candidates & issue views rather than progressive ones
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1. Barr is lying about Rule 6(e). This is a national security case. Rule 6(e)(3)(D) certainly let's him give it to the Committees.
"(D) An attorney for the government may disclose any grand-jury matter involving foreign intelligence, counterintelligence (as defined in 50 U.S.C
2. §401a3003), or foreign intelligence information (as defined in Rule 6(e)(3)(D)(iii)) to any federal law enforcement, intelligence, . . . or national security official to assist the official receiving the information in the performance of
3. that official's duties. An attorney for the government may also disclose any grand-jury matter involving, within the United States or elsewhere, a threat of attack or other grave hostile acts of a foreign power or its agent, a threat of domestic or international sabotage or
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#FridayFeeling Another school shooting. Another round of “thoughts and prayers”. “Mental illness”. “Too soon to talk about gun control” “arm the teachers”. Next mass shooting. Rinse and repeat. Fuck this. I wrote this in 2015…. Still applies. (1)
But it won’t matter. The carnage will continue. @realDonaldTrump will offer some half-assed non empathetic statement written by one of his Alt-right staffers. @mike_pence will look “earnest” while lying. And the @NRA? gunrunner @OliverNorthNRA will call the victims terrorists
Looking for courageous action among the GOP? @SpeakerRyan? @marcorubio? @tedcruz? All taking @NRA (Russian Oligarchs) money. Don’t count on it.
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