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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who has served as U.S. attorney and state attorney general, on Friday wrote to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MI) about the funding of the insurrection.


"The attack on the Capitol on Jan 6 was the culmination of a months-long disinformation campaign designed to allow Trump to remain in office," Whitehouse began. "Public reporting indicates that this campaign was organized and funded by dark-money organizations and powerful donors
"A well-organized network of conservative dark money groups—whose covert operations my Senate colleagues and I have tracked and reported on in other contexts —lent financial and strategic support to President Trump's efforts to overturn the election.

Enter #BradleyFoundation
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#GOPPedoRing trends after prominent Republican indicted for sex trafficking a minor: 'Hey #QAnon we found them'

Strategist and campaign manager #AntonLazzaro was indicted Thursday on 5 counts of sex trafficking and 3 counts of obstruction of justice

Speaking of wrestling, Rep. #GYMJordan (R-#Ohio)is accused of looking the other way as more than 100 former #OhioState students were sexually assaulted by a former athletics doctor.

Six athletes said that Jordan had to know what was going on.

Then there's Judge #RoyMoore, who allegedly molested multiple teen girls.

Oklahoma Trump campaign co-chair, state Sen. #RalphShorty (R) was caught in a hotel room with underage boys.

Don’t forget about #Trump entering the dressing room at Miss America pageants
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Court grants permission for judicial review into Unexplained #WealthOrder against Donald Trump

The judge's approval of the #McMafiaLaw probe represents "a significant hurdle" for legal efforts to scrutinize the financing of Trump's resorts

#Avaaz, a US-based non-profit activism organisation, petitioned #Scotland’s highest court after MSPs rejected calls to pursue an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) against the former US president’s Scottish firms.

"Its petition to the court stated that there are 'no reasonable grounds' to suspect that known sources of lawfully obtained income would have been sufficient to bankroll Mr Trump's acquisition of his Scottish properties."

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#FoxNews’ COVID Denial Hasn’t Aged Well | Vanity Fair (Sept. 2020)

Six months into the pandemic, and as U.S. deaths top 200,000, Trump’s favorite news channel continues to downplay the horrific toll of the crisis.


One of those chief offenders is Tucker Carlson, who announced coronavirus “hasn’t been the disaster that we feared” and added this “short-term crisis may have passed…it looks like it may have” back in April.

[#Hannity] mocked predictions from expert virologists and epidemiologists and the news outlets that covered their warnings.

“You know what’s amazing about the corona thing? Every model, every person: wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong,” said Hannity

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Republicans Covid bioweapon. Then it turned against them

Republicans apparently imagined that the pandemic would strike Democratic states and cities first. In 2020 Black, Latinx and indigenous were disproportionately affected

To put it clearly, Republicans enabled a campaign of mass death and disablement, thinking it would be primarily mean death and illness for those they regarded as opponents.

The worst-hit areas in the country are now Republican-led states and regions.

#Florida under raging science denier #DeSantis, with about 7.5% of the population, accounted for 20% of all new Covid cases.

The governors of Florida and Texas have banned mask mandates, making attempts to protect public health, including that of children, acts of defiance…
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Hold the #UAE Accountable for Meddling in US Politics

For the UAE, it has become business as usual to meddle in the U.S. political process with near impunity

Barrack’s indictment is not the first time the UAE has covertly influenced U.S. politics

From 2016 to 2018, the #UAE conspired, with #GeorgeNader and others, to make +$3.5 million in illegal campaign donations to garner influence

The campaign, ultimately overseen by UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, initially focused on providing contributions and gaining access
During the Trump administration, the #UAE’s covert influence operations continued as both the UAE and Saudi Arabia sought to turn the U.S. against their blockaded rival Qatar. The UAE sought to smear Doha’s reputation through it’s extraordinary legal influence operation

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CREW files CRIMINAL COMPLAINT against Trump & Meadows

They violated the law "by attempting to weaponize the Department of Justice as part of their larger campaign to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election”

News reports and recently released internal DOJ emails reveal Trump and Meadows engaged in a public and private campaign to pressure federal and state government officials to use their authority to instigate frivolous investigations into voter fraud, file baseless lawsuits

Trump and Meadows also appear to have violated criminal provisions of the Hatch Act by illegally pressuring and attempting to coerce high-ranking DOJ officials to advance a partisan political agenda to affect the outcome of the election. 

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#FoxNews Implements Vaccine Passports for Staff

The system allows for employees to self-report to #Fox the dates their shots were administered and which vaccines were used

Of course #Hannity #Carlson… still support ANTI-VAXX LIES

#FoxCorporation, the right-wing talk channel’s parent company, has quietly implemented the concept of a vaccine passport, they self-report to the dates their shots were administered and which vaccines were used… they can then bypass the otherwise required daily health screening

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The next wave of COVID is almost here: ANOTHER MASSACRE caused by Trump?

The deadly new #DeltaVariant is here — and it's primed for the conspiratorial, anti-science Trumper mindset: #MAGA #QAnon

While multimillionaire well-vaccinated Fox "News" hosts continue to sow doubt about masks and COVID vaccines to jack up the billions in revenue the channel brings in every year for the Murdoch family, the CEO of a hospital chain in Missouri is begging them to tell the truth.
"The Delta variant is in the Ozarks," tweeted Steve Edwards, CEO of hospital chain Cox Health in Missouri.

“We have been interviewed by NPR, CBS News, MSNBC, AP, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, NYTimes BUT NOT @FoxNews."
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The fight against election misinformation has a new target: your cable company

Critics of networks like #FoxNews and #Newsmax argue that the outlets fueled uncertainty about election results and should be dropped by cable providers



Not an easy battle. Fox News was the most watched cable-news network in the U.S. last year, and any attempt to squelch the outlet will be seen as an attack on free speech. No cable TV distributor has said they’re dropping the network.
contractually we generally do not have the ability to unilaterally edit content or remove channels from our lineup.”

No distributor has reached out to Fox about canceling, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified.
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Historian wonders:
Is Joe Biden "a speed bump on the fascists' march to power"?

As part of their commitment to overthrowing America's multiracial democracy, the Jim Crow #Republicans continue to amplify and weaponize Trump's Big Lie


The Nazis ran in elections until they were the largest party in Germany's parliament, gridlocking legislative business

The Nazis worked to infiltrate crucial institutions like the police and the army. In 1931, Berlin police responded sluggishly to a massive Nazi riot in the city
139 #Republicans of the House and eight members of the Senate, led by Sens. #Hawley #Cruz, came out of hiding to vote to object to the electoral college vote.

While a police officer lay dying, they supported Trump's lie of a stolen election and embraced the insurrectionists
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Manhattan’s DA has convened the grand jury that is expected to decide whether to indict former president Donald Trump, other executives at his company or the business itself should prosecutors present the panel with criminal charges


The panel was convened recently and will sit three days a week for six months. It is likely to hear several matters — not just the Trump case ­— during the duration of its term, which is longer than a traditional New York state grand-jury assignment, these people said

The move indicates that DA Vance’s investigation of the former president and his business has reached an advanced stage after more than two years. It suggests, that Vance believes he has found evidence of a crime — if not by Trump, someone close to him or by his company

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Did Ivanka Trump accidentally on purpose commit perjury?

It sure looks like it!

#Ivanka spent five hours giving sworn deposition to lawyers from the DC DA’s office. Now, her testimony has been released and it sure looks like she lied under oath.

During her deposition, Ivanka was asked about Allen #Weisselberg, her father’s longtime colleague who she has known literally her entire life and who Melania Trump‘s former BFF/senior advisor says was deeply involved in the Presidential Inauguration Committee.

The “Gosh, I really don’t know him…” line is one Donald Trump frequently uses whenever he’s asked about a member from his inner circle after they’ve become ensnared in controversy–from Paul Manafort to Prince Andrew to Vladimir Putin.

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Trump Hotel raised prices to DETER #QAnon conspiracists, police files show

The information, was confirmed in an 8 February intelligence briefing stolen by ransomware hackers from Washington’s Metropolitan police #MPD

Police intelligence documents show that Washington’s Trump Hotel RAISED ITS RATES “as a security tactic”, in the hope of deterring Trump-supporting #QAnon supporters from staying there in early March, on a day which some believed would see Trump restored to office.

As Forbes reported in February, Trump International hotel in DC raised its rates to 180% of the normal seasonal charge for 3 and 4 March

That was a date upon which some adherents to the #QAnon conspiracy movement believed would see Trump once again sworn in as president

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'Kremlin Cruz' slammed for his ignorance about Russia after the Texan's latest tantrum

He complained about being labeled #KremlinCruz by MSNBC's Williams for sharing Russian propaganda

#TedCruz said it couldn't be true, because he hates communists.

That resulted in historian Kevin Kruse asking if Cruz thought communists currently run the Kremlin.




"Yes, Colonel Vladimir Putin of the KGB is—and always has been—a communist," Cruz argued.
That resulted in historian #KevinKruse asking if Cruz thought communists currently run the Kremlin

"Yes, Colonel Vladimir Putin of the KGB is—and always has been—a communist," Cruz argued…

#Putin is more like a dictator today… like #Trump
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Ivanka Trump Is Now Under Criminal Investigation In New York

#Ivanka was already under suspicion for potential tax crimes related to her role in the jacking up of hotel prices at the Trump Hotel in DC for Trump’s inauguration.

#Ivanka #DonJr #EricTrump are all under criminal investigation as the state of New York is investigating the entire #TrumpOrganization

The NY AG’s office said Tuesday that it is pursuing a criminal investigation into the Trump Organization, in addition to the ongoing civil probe
Trump himself is being investigated for bank and tax fraud in Manhattan.
The state investigation is looking at the criminal activity of the entire Trump Organization, which includes Trump and his adult children, who all are officers or work for the Trump Organization.

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Trump’s Former White House Counsel Will Testify Before Congress. What Now?

It is valuable for Congress to vindicate the principle that a subpoena to a White House official has to be honored.

#Mueller’s STAR WITNESS… 2 yrs ago

The special counsel’s office relied heavily on his testimony to understand Trump’s efforts to obstruct the inquiry, to the point where the office began relaying essentially real-time requests for information to #McGahn about Trump’s actions
Episodes of obstruction

Two episodes in which #McGahn’s testimony featured prominently stood out in bright red: Trump’s demand that McGahn fire Mueller outright and, when that failed, his demand that McGahn create a false record to cover up the facts of that first meeting

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Restore majority rule to save our democracy

Majority rule no longer exists in the #US Senate. Over decades, a procedure that was created to preserve majority rule has been manipulated and exploited to undermine it

If 41 Senators agree to block a bill, they can—even if the other 59 Senators support it. The procedure that has upended majority rule in the Senate is called the filibuster, and there are five reasons why it must go:

1. The filibuster undermines majority rule, the founding principle of our democracy

A minority of Senators has power to block all legislation, it is fundamentally undemocratic

2. The legislative gridlock created by the filibuster upsets the Constitution’s balance of powers.
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Former #Gaetz Confidant Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Cooperate

#JoelGreenberg, a former tax collector in #Florida, admitted to sex trafficking a minor and agreed to help in prosecutions of others.

#Greenberg admitted that he and unidentified others had paid a 17-year-old girl for sex and that he had provided her with drugs.

He admitted that he “introduced the minor to other adult men, who engaged in commercial sex acts” with her
Greenberg, has met with prosecutors, and told them that Pedophile #Gaetz had sex with the girl and knew that she was being paid

Mr. Greenberg also admitted that he had stolen money from local taxpayers, committed identity theft and defrauded the federal government.

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Trump’s ‘Fringe Benefits’ for Employees Are Under Scrutiny

The investigation into the former president has led prosecutors to subpoena records from a New York City private school.

Prosecutors’ interest in any fringe benefits Trump provided to his employees is not limited to #Weisselberg.

The investigators, working for the Manhattan DA Vance, have also asked the #TrumpOrganization to turn over documents provided to other employees
The subpoena to Columbia Grammar, in addition to seeking information about the Weisselbergs, also referenced tuition payments for Mr. Trump’s teenage son, Barron, who attended the school until he finished the fifth grade.
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Fed Judges and #DOJ Prosecutors Warn That Trump Is STILL INCITING VIOLENCE

Right-wing media outlets and #Republicans are parroting #Trump’s Big Lie that the election was fraudulent and stolen


Despite the evidence that Trump and his fascist cohort incited his deluded acolytes to storm the United States Capitol in a failed, but deadly, coup d’état on January 6

There is an ongoing and concerted effort to incite more violence against the government

@FBI ???

No matter how often Trump supporters, fascist Republicans and right-wing media personalities claim the First amendment protects their and Trump’s nonstop lies about the election, there is Supreme Court PRECEDENT TO PUNISH THE FASCISTS severely for inciting violence.

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Companies including #Toyota #JetBlue and #Cigna are still donating thousands of dollars to the lawmakers who voted against Biden's certification as president


"Toyota supports candidates based on their position on issues that are important to the auto industry and the company," Toyota

"We do not believe it is appropriate to judge members of Congress solely based on their votes on the electoral certification”
Health insurer #Cigna said in January it would pause contributions to lawmakers "who encouraged or supported violence…

Yet the company still gave money to at least six of the lawmakers who voted against Biden's certification, Forbes reported.

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What Happens When #Republicans Simply REFUSE TO CERTIFY Democratic Wins?

They know they cannot win majority support, but believe they have the right to rule for reasons that boil down to white supremacy, religious dominionism and antiquated beliefs

The BIG LIE that Trump really won the election is now canon among a majority of Republican voters.

Any #Republicans who refuses to toe the line is branded a heretic, and elections officials who dared to certify Biden’s win are being censured or stripped of their power.

#Biden’s electoral college win was only certified because enough Republican secretaries of state and county election board officials did their duty to democracy and resisted pressure to thwart voters

Every lever of Republican power has since been wielded to punish them.

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#LizCheney secretly organized key move to block Trump from using military to overturn election

She secretly orchestrated an unprecedented op-ed in the Washington Post by all ten living former Defense Secretaries, including her father…

'She was the one who generated it, because she was so worried about what Trump might do,' Edelman said. 'It speaks to the degree that she was concerned about the threat to our democracy that Trump represented.'

She circulated on Jan. 3rd to the entire House Republican Conference.

In it, Cheney debunked Trump's false claims about election fraud and warned her colleagues that voting to overturn the election results, as Trump was insisting, would 'set an exceptionally dangerous precedent’
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