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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...
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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
4/
Kenneth Blackwell
*Family Research Council
Washington, D.C.
CNP Executive Committee

* Designated as hate group
#CNP
5/
Austin Ruse
*Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute
Washington, D.C., and New York, N.Y.
CNP member

* Designated as hate group
#CNP
6/
Mathew “Mat” Staver
*Liberty Counsel
Orlando, Fla.
CNP Board of Governors

* Designated as hate group
#CNP
7/
Tim Wildmon
*American Family Association
Tupelo, Miss.
CNP member

* Designated as hate group
#CNP
8/
Brad Dacus
*Pacific Justice Institute
Sacramento, Calif.
CNP member

* Designated as hate group
#CNP
9/
Alan Sears
Alliance Defending Freedom
Scottsdale, Ariz.
CNP Board of Governors

Benjamin Bull
Alliance Defending Freedom
Scottsdale, Ariz.
CNP member

#CNP
10/
Brian Brown
National Organization for Marriage
Washington, D.C.
CNP Board of Governors, Gold Circle

#CNP
11/
Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum
Alton, Ill.
CNP Executive Committee, CNP Action Inc.

#CNP
12/
Jerome Corsi
WorldNetDaily
Washington, D.C.
CNP Board of Governors

#CNP
13/
Michael Peroutka
Institute of the Constitution
Pasadena, Md.
CNP Board of Governors

#CNP
14/
Tim Macy
Gun Owners of America
Springfield, Va.
CNP Board of Governors

#CNP
15/
Bishop Harry Jackson Jr.
Hope Christian Church
Beltsville, Md.
CNP member

#CNP
16/
Gary Bauer
American Values
Merrifield, Va.
CNP Board of Governors, Gold Circle

#CNP
17/
Troy Newman
Operation Rescue
Wichita, Kan.
CNP member

#CNP
18/
David Noebel (retired)
Summit Ministries
Manitou Springs, Colo.
CNP member

#CNP
19/
Frank Gaffney
*Center for Security Policy
Washington, D.C.
CNP member

* Designated as hate group
#CNP
American Conservative
John Basil Utley, Publisher

American Thinker
Thomas Lifson, Editor and Publisher

Bott Radio Network
Richard P. Bott Sr., Founder and Chairman (CNP Board of Governors)
Rich P. Bott, President and CEO (CNP Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Gold Cir)
CNSNews•com/Media Research Center
Terry P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief

The Daily Caller
Neil S. Patel, Co-Founder and Publisher

Forbes
Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief (CNP Board of Governors)

National Religious Broadcasters
Jerry Johnson, President and CEO

#CNP
NewsMax Media, Inc.
Christopher Ruddy, Founder, CEO and President (CNP BOG)

PatriotPost•us
Mark Alexander, Executive Editor and Publisher

Salem Media Group
Edward G. Atsinger, III, CEO (CNP BOG)
Stewart Epperson, Chairman of the Board (CNP Pres)

#CNP
Truth Broadcasting
Stu Epperson, Jr., President

The Washington Times
David Keene, Opinion Editor

The Western Center for Journalism
Floyd G. Brown, President

World Magazine
Warren C. Smith, Associate Publisher

#CNP
WorldNetDaily
Joseph F. Farah, Founder, CEO and Editor (CNP Board of Governors, Gold Circle)
Jerome R. Corsi, Senior Staff Member (CNP Board of Governors)

#CNP
Higher Education & the CNP
"The following list of 20 college and university officials at 16 schools who are also members of the Council for National Policy (CNP) gives a sense of how far the group has reached into conservative academia, particularly religious institutions."
#CNP
Arizona Christian University
President Len Munsil

Belmont Abbey College
President William Thierfelder

Capitol University Law School
Professor of Law Bradley A. Smith (CNP Board of Governors)

Colorado Christian University
Centennial Institute Director John K. Andrews

#CNP
Ecclesia College
President Oren Paris

Hillsdale College
President Larry P. Arnn
Vice President for External Affairs Douglas A. Jeffrey

Houston Baptist University
President Robert B. Sloan (CNP Board of Governors)
Vice President for Advancement Charles Bacarisse

#CNP
Institute of World Politics
Founder and President John Lenczowski

Liberty University
Dean Helms School of Government Shawn D. Akers
Associate Dean for Internal Affairs, School of Law, Joseph M. Wiegand

Louisiana College
President Joe Aguillard

#CNP
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
President Everett G. Piper
Foundation Executive Director David Preston

Patrick Henry College
Chancellor & Founder Michael P. Farris

Pepperdine University
Vice Chancellor Michael Y. Warder

#CNP
Southern Evangelical Seminary
President Richard Land

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
President Paige Patterson

Truett-McConnell College
President Emir Caner

#CNP
Names and organizations on the letter to President Donald Trump from the Council for National Policy dated March 1, 2017 s3.amazonaws.com/lifesite/CNP_L…

The Honorable Tony Perkins
President
Council for National Policy

#CNP
Rebecca Hagelin
Board of Directors, FamilyTalk
Secretary, Council for National Policy

Morton C. Blackwell
President
The Leadership Institute

Trent England
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and
David and Ann Brown Distinguished
Fellow, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
Tim LeFever
Chairman of the Board
Capitol Resource Institute

Jenny Beth Martin
Co‐Founder and CEO
Tea Party Patriots

Roxanne Phillips
President
RBA Partners, Ltd.

Marcia G. Taylor
Chief Executive Officer
Bennett International Group, LLC

#CNP
William L. Walton
Vice‐President
Council for National Policy

The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio

Rich Bott
Chairman/CEO
Bott Radio Network

The Honorable Colin Hanna
President
Let Freedom Ring, Inc.

#CNP
J. Keet Lewis
Co‐Founder and Managing Partner
Lewis Group International

William Mills
President
Mills Energy

Kelly Shackelford
President and CEO
First Liberty Institute

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Former Counselor
US Attorney General

#CNP
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Former White House Advisor, President
Ronald Reagan

The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Former Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan

#CNP
Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D
Chair of Board, The Institute on Religion
and Democracy and Executive Committee
World Congress of Families

Randy M. Long, CEO
Long Business Advisors, LLC

L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center

#CNP
Pricie Hanna
Managing Partner
Pricie Hanna Consultants

Nancy Pressler
Volunteer and Former President
The Brookwood Community Volunteers

Donna Hearne
CEO, The Constitutional Coalition

Lisa Calvert
Christian Communicator & Bible Educator
Rabon‐Calvert Interests

#CNP
Joe Calvert
President
Rabon‐Calvert Interests

Theodore Baehr
Publisher
MOVIEGUIDE®

Stuart Epperson
Chairman of the Board
Salem Media Group

Richard Viguerie
Chairman, American Target Advertising,
Inc. and ConservativeHQ.com

Bill Dallas
CEO
United in Purpose

#CNP
Lewis K. Uhler
Founder and President
National Tax Limitation Committee

John Stemberger
President & General Counsel
Florida Family Policy Council

Judge Paul Pressler
Retired Justice
Texas Court of Appeals

Paul Pressler, IV
Founding Member
William F. Buckley Jr. Council

#CNP
Mark Hearne
Somers White
Former AZ Senator

Matt Mackowiak
Executive Director
Fight For Tomorrow

Ali Alexander
President
First Freedoms

Ali Akbar
Senior Advisor
Black Conservatives Fund

Peter Bohlinger
BDLP

Kirk Elliott, PhD
Founder
Spark Capital and MORE Company

#CNP
William J. Federer
President
AmericanMinute•com

Victoria Cobb
President
The Family Foundation of Virginia

The Honorable Jeff Frederick
Former Chairman
Republican Party of Virginia

James C. MIller III
Former Director, Office of Management and
Budget for President Reagan

#CNP
Wright Richard
Retired CEO
Advocare

Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D.
Author, Columnist, Cultural Commentator
The Crouse Institute

The Honorable Jason Rapert
Senator
Arkansas State Senate

Ellen Grigsby
Director of Institutional Partnerships
Open Doors USA

#CNP
Robert J Shreve
Chairman/CEO
Sperical Commerce Group

Clifton P. Schroeder
Colonel
United States Marine Corps (Retired)

Tim G. Echols
Founder
TeenPact

R. Philip Sarnecki
CEO/President
RPS Financial Group, inc.

Kevin D. Freeman
Founder
NSIC Institute

#CNP
Paul Blair
President
Reclaiming America for Christ

Jeanneane Maxon
Attorney at Law
Jeanneane Maxon Consulting

Dr. Rick Scarborough
Vision America

Tricia Erickson
President
Angel Pictures & Publicity, Inc.

Kelly Shackelford
President and CEO
First Liberty Institute

#CNP
C. Preston Noell III
President
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Joseph Farah
Founder and CEO
WND•com (WorldNetDaily•com)

Gary Marx
Former Executive Director
Faith & Freedom Coalition

Willes K. Lee
President, National Federation of
Republican Assemblies

#CNP
Philip Liberatore
President and Founder
IRS Problem Solvers

Dana Liberatore
Owner
Strength Convergence

The Honorable Mike Hill
Former Member, Florida State House
Business Owner

Floyd Brown
Chairman
Western Center for Journalism

#CNP
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director
Priests for Life

Todd Dexter
President & CEO
Todd Dexter & Associates

Everett Piper
President
Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Samuel B. Casey
Managing Director & General Counsel
Jubilee Campaign

#CNP
Kristan Hawkins
President
Students for Life of America

Tim Macy
Chairman
Gun Owners of America

John Bradburne
Principal
Bradburne Consulting, LLC

Ralph Hudgens
Georgia Insurance Commissioner
State of Georgia

#CNP
Judge Jim Powers
JL Powers & Associates
Council for National Policy

Russell J. Kilpatrick
MD
Brig Gen USAF, Retired

Art Ally
President
Timothy Plan

Ben Case
President
Case Consulting Services, Inc.

Gary Witherspoon
President
Copper Beech Capital LLC

#CNP
Suzanne Hudgens
Political Activist
Eagle Forum

Angela Case
Vice President
Case Consulting Services, Inc.

Tandy Mitchell
Officer
Cinemark USA

Jon Gibson
CEO
Jon Gibson Company

Lee Roy Mitchell
Chairman of the Board Cinemark Corp

Marj Witherspoon
Retired
CNP

#CNP
John Slavic
CEO
Skavic401k

Chad Connelly
Candidate for US Congress ‐ South Carolina CD 5, Connelly for Congress

Lisa Calvert
Christian communicator and Bible Educator, Rabon‐Calvert Interests

Brenda Baller
Vice‐President
Baller & Co, Inc.

#CNP
Don Campion
Chief Executive Officers
Banyan Air Services, Inc

Ray Thompson
President
The Thompson Group

Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D. Washington Bureau Chief
Infowars•com

Brad Dacus
President
Pacific Justice Institute

Richard G Scurry
Co‐Founder
Bible Literacy Project

#CNP
Mike Baller
President
Baller & Co, Inc

Cathi Herrod
President
Center for Arizona Policy

Dan Smithwick
President
Nehemiah Institute

Preston Hawkins
Chairman
Radio Nueva Vida

Darrel W Johnson
President
Attic Corporation

L. Martin Nussbaum
Attorney
Colorado Springs

#CNP
Colby M. May
Senior Counsel & Director, Washington Office, American Center for Law & Justice

Bradley Mattes
President
Life Issues Institute

Joe Calvert
President Rabon‐Calvert Int
Rabin‐Calvert Interests

Ann Quest
Founder
Unity Quest

#CNP
James N. Clymer
Former National Chairman
Constitution Party

Gina Gleason
Executive Director
Faith and Public Policy

The Honorable Mike Spence
Founding President
Conservative Republicans of California

Doug Pringle
Par Wealth Management

#CNP
Dr. James Dobson Ph.D.
Founder & President
Family Talk

Bradley Mattes
President
Life Issues Institute

Don Campion
Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Banyan Air Services, Inc.

Robert Mylod

Steven J. Buri
President
Discovery Institute

#CNP
Caroline Camden Lewis
Owner of Percipio Communications
Columnist

Troy Newman
President
Operation Rescue and Abortion Free

Nancy Hansen
CEO
Capstone Legacy Foundation

Ronald L. Seeley
Physician
Tampa Eye Clinic

The Honorable Stephen E. Stockman
US Congressman (Ret)

#CNP
R. O. Broekhuizen
Retired

Ron Robinson
President
Young America's Foundation

Dr. Scott Magill
Executive Director
Veterans in Defense of Liberty™

Sueanne Campion
SIM Egbe Hospital Procurement Officer
Banyan Air Services, Inc.

Monica Mylod

#CNP
John West
Vice President
Discovery Institute

E.C. Sykes
Founder
Aslan Capital

Wade Kirby
Senior Facilitator
The Alternative Board of North Central
New Jersey

Mark A. Bloom
Co‐founder and Owner
Square Mile Energy and Ole Podner LLC

Judith Bedrosian

#CNP
Anne Schlafly Cori
Chairman
Eagle Forum

Linda L. Bean
Founder & CEO
Linda Bean's Perfect Maine LLC

Patrick A. Trueman
President & CEO
National Center on Sexual Exploitation

James L. Martin
Founder/Chairman, 60 Plus Association
National Chairman, Seniors for
Trump/Pence

#CNP
Neil Siefring
Vice President
Hilltop Advocacy, LLC

Tricia Erickson
President
Angel Pictures & Publicity, Inc.

Richard Lee, PhD
President
There's Hope America Inc

Dr. Wm Ames Curtright
President and CEO
Ames Research and Labatories, Inc.

#CNP
Nancy Hansen
CEO
Capstone Legacy Foundation

Ralph Schmidt

Marylois E. Gibson
Member
Council for National Policy

Dr. Oren Paris
President
Ecclesia College

Penny Nance
President and CEO
Concerned Women for America

Jack Park
Conservative Activist and Donor

#CNP
Lisa Calvert
Christian Communicator and Educator
Rabon‐Calvert Interests

Debbie Wuthnow
Executive Director
iVoterGuide•com

Mario Navarro da Costa
Director, Washington Bureau
Tradition, Family, Property

Herman Cain
C.E.O.
THE New Voice

#CNP
James O'Hickey
Independent Distributor
AdvoCare

Marcy O'Hickey
AdvoCare Independent Distributor

David Pittman
CFO / COO
Bennett International Group, LLC

William G. Boykin
LTG (Ret.)

US Army Special Forces

#CNP
"(All organizations listed for IDENTIFICATION purposes only)"
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#CNP related groups and individuals:

Concerned Women for America, #CWA
Founded by Beverly LaHaye as an opposition to the NOW and ERA, who was married to Tim LeHaye, co-founder of CNP.
Penny Young Nance
CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, #CWA
"Nance serves on President Trump’s Life Advisory Council...a modern day Esther to" Trump, Pence, & key staff as "voice of Christian..."
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017…
&
concernedwomen.org/about/our-expe…
#CNP #CNPRelated
"We’re deeply alarmed by this trend of people associated with hate groups joining the Trump administration...National Security Adviser John Bolton named Fred Fleitz, senior vice president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), to be his chief of staff at the NSC"
#CNP #CSP #NSC
"Founded by Frank Gaffney, the CSP is known for propagating wild conspiracy theories that have no basis in fact but do stoke a climate of fear and violence against American Muslims."
splcenter.org/news/2018/05/3…
#CNP #CSP #NSC
"National Security Council staffer Fred Fleitz will leave the Trump administration to head up the anti-Muslim hate group Center for Security Policy.
The Center for Security Policy (CSP) announced Fleitz would be taking over as president..."
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018…
#CNP #CSP #NSC
"The “Eagle Council” is the annual conference of the Eagle Forum, the political interest group founded by the influential and polarizing conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly..."
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017…
#CNP #EagleCouncil
"The SPLC has asked the federal government to release records that could show whether anti-LGBT extremists are influencing the Trump administration's policy decisions..."
#CNP #FRC
"..including a yet-to-be signed executive order that threatens widespread discrimination against LGBT people under the guise of religious freedom..."
"One of the records requests describes possible extremist influence behind the unsigned executive order leaked to the press in February..."
#CNP #FRC #LGBTQRW #LGBTQ
"The sweeping order would severely diminish federal anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people by allowing people and organizations to opt out if compliance violates their religious beliefs..."
..#CNP #FRC #LGBTQRW #LGBTQ
"The request notes that Kenneth A. Klukowski reportedly helped structure the draft order while serving as a legal adviser to the Trump transition team...
"#CNP #FRC #LGBTQRW #LGBTQ
"Klukowski is the former director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Council (FRC). The FRC is an anti-LGBT hate group."
splcenter.org/news/2017/03/1…
#CNP #FRC #LGBTQRW #LGBTQ
"According to Trump transition team official John Kenneth "Ken" Blackwell, Kenneth A. "Ken" Klukowski "structured" the draft order while serving as a legal advisor to the Trump transition team and "is one of the lawyers 'in the process of redrafting it."
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"Newsweek reported Nov. 11 that Kim Davis, former clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, may be considering pursuing Christian ministry after losing her bid for re-election."
#CNP #LibertyCounsel #LGBTQ
According to Newsweek, Mathew “Mat” Staver, head of Liberty Counsel*, said in a radio interview on the Christian show “Crosstalk” that “I think what she’s going to do and where she’s been wanting to go, is into some form of ministry.”
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018…
#CNP #LGBTQ
"Davis garnered national media attention when she refused to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples following legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015 through a Supreme Court ruling..."
#CNP #LGBTQ
"She stopped issuing all marriage licenses and was sued in July 2015 because of her religious objections to that ruling. She was represented by Liberty Counsel."
#CNP #LGBTQ
"The Seattle Times reported Nov. 15 that the Washington state supreme court is taking another look at a case that the justices ruled unanimously against two years ago..."
#CNP #LGBTQ #LGBTQRW #ADF
"The case concerns a flower shop whose owner, Barronelle Stutzman, refused to design arrangements for a same-sex wedding. The state supreme court ruled unanimously in 2016 that she had violated the law..."
#CNP #LGBTQ #LGBTQRW #ADF
"Stutzman is represented by Alliance Defending Freedom* (ADF)."
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018…
#CNP #LGBTQ #LGBTQRW #ADF
"Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is suing an Ohio college on behalf of a professor who refuses to use a transgender student’s preferred pronouns and accompanying title..."
#CNP #LGBTQ #LGBTQRW #ADF
"Philosophy professor Nichols Meriwether, who is also an evangelical Christian, filed a federal lawsuit Nov. 5 against officials at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth..."
#CNP #LGBTQ #LGBTQRW #ADF
"Meriwether contends that officials violated his constitutional rights by compelling him to speak in a way that contradicts his religious convictions, according to NBCnews.com."
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018…
#CNP #LGBTQ #LGBTQRW #ADF
"Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC) announced Nov. 9 via email the organization’s first ever “D.C. Christian Heritage Tour and Summit,” scheduled for March 28–31, 2019..."
#CNP #FRC
"According to the email, Perkins will be joined by FRC’s executive vice president, Lt. Gen. (ret.) Jerry Boykin and former congresswoman Michele Bachmann, 'as well as other national leaders...'"
#CNP #FRC
"Pending approval, the email goes on, 'we’ll also have a White House briefing.'"

FRC has partnered with Inspiration Cruises for the tour.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018…
#CNP #FRC
"FRC also hosts panels and discussions. On Jan. 22, Ruth Institute* (RI) president Jennifer Roback Morse will be joining the FRC Speaker Series in Washington, D.C. to talk about her latest book, The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives..."
#CNP #LGBTQ
"Under Morse, the RI has claimed that children whose parents had a same-sex relationship are at elevated risk for emotional problems, learning disabilities, difficulty trusting others and identifying as something other than exclusively heterosexual..."
#CNP #LGBTQ
"Roback Morse has also supported an anti-LGBT book produced by MassResistance*, which links homosexuality to violence, promiscuity and disease..."
#CNP #LGBTQ
"The RI has brought on anti-LGBT pseudoscience promulgator Paul Sullins, who, using the RI platform, has released a report and is claiming that the high rate of sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church is a result of homosexual priests."
#CNP #LGBTQ
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018…
"Tony Perkins hosts a weekday radio show, “Washington Watch.” Guests from Oct 30–Dec. 5 included:

Frank Gaffney (president, Center for Security Policy)
Brandon Tatum (director of urban engagement, Turning Point USA)
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.)
#CNP #FRC #CSP #TurningPoint #AZ
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John McLaughlin (GOP strategist and pollster)
David Curry (president and CEO, Open Doors USA)
Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.; Brat was later unseated in the Nov. 6 elections)
Tom Fitton (president, Judicial Watch)
Derrick Hollie (president, Reaching America)
#CNP #FRC #GOP #VA #JW #RA
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Deroy Murdock (Fox News contributor)
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.)
Scott Rasmussen (editor-at-large, Ballotpedia)
Terry Jeffrey (editor-in-chief, CNS News)
Travis Barnham (senior counsel, ADF*)
#CNP #FRC #FOX #LA #CNS #ADF
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Rep.-elect Mark Harris (R-N.C.)
Gov.-elect Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
Michele Bachmann (former congresswoman, R-Minn.)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)
Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.)
#CNP #FRC #NC #OH #MN #CA #PA
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John Stemberger (president, Florida Family Policy Council)
Brian Kilmeade (Fox and Friends co-anchor)
Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.)
Mike Berry (director of military affairs, First Liberty Institute)
#CNP #FRC #FFPC #FoxAndFriend #Fox #NE #FLI
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Texas attorney general Ken Paxton
Kansas state rep. Susan Humphries (R, district 99)
Tim Graham (NewsBusters and Media Research Center)
Eugene Volokh (law professor, UCLA School of Law)
Carter Conlon (senior pastor, Times Square Church, NY)
#CNP #FRC #TX #TXAG #KS #MRC #UCLA
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Elizabeth Johnston (“Activist Mommy”)
Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas)
Art Del Cuenco (vice president, National Border Patrol Council)
Keisha Russell (associate counsel, First Liberty)
#CNP #FRC #TX #NBPC #FirstLiberty
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Sophia Witt (director, Israel Outreach, Turning Point USA)
Chuck Holton (NRATV war correspondent and author)
Rev. Dr. Nicole Martin (American Bible Society)
Pat Fagan (Love and Fidelity Network)
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.)
#CNP #FRC #TPUSA #NRA #NRATV #ABS #LFN #AZ
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Carol Swain (professor emerita, Vanderbilt)
Alveda King (director, Civil Rights for the Unborn; outreach, Priest for Life)
Bill Federer (president, Amerisearch)
Tim Haas (manager of US Disaster Response, Samaritan’s Purse)
#CNP #FRC #Vandy
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Allison Maxon (COO, National Center on Adoption and Pregnancy
Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kan.)
Ken Klukowski (senior counsel, First Liberty Institute)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
AR state senator Jason Rapert (R-35)
#CNP #FRC #NCAP #KS #FLI #TX #Gohmert #AR
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Dan Gainor (vice president, business and culture, Media Research Center)
Corey Lewandowski (former campaign manager, President Trump)
David Bossie (author)
Sam Brownback (Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom)
#CNP #FRC #MRC #IRF
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.)
Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.)
Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.)
Todd Starnes (Fox News)
Bill Bennett (author and former Secretary of Education)
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018… #FRC #AR #GA #NJ #NC #FOX
WCF's parent is the International Organization for the Family. Brian Brown is president. #WCF'S founder is Dr Allan Carlson (src: profam•org & @splcenter)
Gathering: March 29–31, 2019 in Verona, Italy: “The Wind of Change: Europe & the Global Pro-Family Movement"
#CNP
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"...according to the...[IOF] website, they [WCF] were invited by Matteo Salvini, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy and “other national and local Italian officials,”...
"Known for his anti-immigrant rhetoric and racist statements — including a threat to bulldoze a Roma camp...
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— he [Salvini] is also focused on further extending nationalism across Europe and has adopted slogans from the neo-fascist CasaPound movement, like 'Italy First' and 'Italy for the Italians.'
#Fascism #CNP #WCF #IOF
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WCF’s courting of the hard-right nationalist Salvini follows its trajectory of the past few years, in which it has made increasing overtures to other right-wing nationalist leaders like Hungary’s Viktor Orbán and Moldova’s Igor Dodon...
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WCF also maintains close ties to Russia"
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018…
#CNP #WCF #Russia
"Gary North, for example, was Ron Paul’s chief of staff and is now the curriculum director for his Ron Paul Curriculum. His late father-in-law RJ Rushdoony was very influential and his books have received endorsement from more mainstream Christian righters
like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. He was also one of the most influential thinkers in the Christian homeschooling movement.
#CNP #WCF
And he served on the Council for National Policy, probably the single most important behind-the-scenes groups on the Christian right." (2015)
patheos.com/blogs/dispatch…
#CNP #LGBTQ
More #CNP Members (as of 2014) per @RationalWiki:

"In 2016, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a redacted copy of the 2014 Membership Directory.[5]
The 2014 President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer were Stuart W. Epperson, Tony Perkins (president of Family Research Council), and John H. Scribante, respectively.
#CNP
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[6] Past presidents have included Becky Norton Dunlap, T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr., Donald Paul Hodel, James C. Miller III, Foster Friess, Edwin Meese III, Rich DeVos (founder of Amway), Paul Pressler, Pat Robertson, Nelson Bunker Hunt, and Tom Ellis.[6]
#CNP
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Other notable past and present members include:[6]

David Bossie, president of Citizens United
L. Brent Bozell III
Brian S. Brown, president of National Organization for Marriage
Benjamin W. Bull, chief executive of Alliance Defending Freedom
#CNP
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Joseph Coors, founder of the Heritage Foundation
Jerome Corsi of WND
Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute
Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation
Joshua Duggar
Jerry Falwell
Joseph Farah, CEO of WND
#CNP
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Michael P. Farris, founder and chancellor of Patrick Henry College
Steve Forbes
Terry P. Jeffrey, editor-in-chief of CNS News
David Keene, editor at Washington Times
Tim LaHaye
Wayne LaPierre, NRA
Tim Macy, Gun Owners of America
#CNP
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Tim Minnery, senior vice president of Focus on the Family
Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue
Neil S. Patel, co-founder of The Daily Caller
Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
#CNP
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Timothy R. Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity
Christopher Ruddy, president of Newsmax
R.J. Rushdoony
Rick Santorum
Allan E. Sears, president of Alliance Defense Fund
Rick Scarborough
#CNP
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Phyllis Schlafly
Cherie Short, director at Concerned Women for America
W. Cleon Skousen
Matthew D. Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel
#CNP
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John M. Templeton, president of Templeton Foundation
Richard A. Viguerie
Tim Wildmon, vice president of American Family Association
Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life
rationalwiki.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
#CNP Members & Info from @sourcewatch:
"The Council for National Policy (CNP) is a shadowy, secretive group dubbed 'Sith Lords of the Ultra-Right' by the liberal blog DailyKos.[1]
sourcewatch.org/index.php/Coun…
#CNP
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Mark Crispin Miller called CNP a 'highly secretive... theocratic organization -- what they want is basically religious rule' (A Patriot Act). Their membership (see below) is a Who's Who list of the biggest names of the Radical Right...
#CNP
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CNP's membership is comprised of leaders in the family values, national defense and decency movements woven by members of the Dead Billionaires Club like the Adolph Coors Foundation, the Koch brothers, Richard DeVos, Richard Scaife and other
#CNP
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billionaires & foundations who have invested heavily in developing a complex web of far-Right groups, think-tanks and politicians over the last forty years to return the United States to its pre Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 19th century capitalist roots.
#CNP
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Barry W. Lynn, the executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, told the NYT..."The real crux of this is that these are the genuine leaders of the Republican Party, but they certainly aren't going to be visible on television next week."[4]
#CNP
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"Utah Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Holland said that the Council for National Policy meeting gives [the public] 'a rare opportunity to see - or more accurately not see - what Republicans are all about.
#CNP
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And that is how policy is influenced in this country by what amounts to a secret society of far-right-wing conservatives and religious extremists.'" [5]
#CNP
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#CNP was "Formed in 1981 by Tim LaHaye as a networking tool for leading US conservative political leaders, financiers and religious right activist leaders...
Their Executive Director from 1981 until 1985 was Woody Jenkins. [7]
#CNP
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'The media should not know when or where we meet or who takes part in our programs, before of after a meeting,' the New York Times reported in August 2004.[4] [regarding CNP]
#CNP
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'Members are told not to discuss the group, reveal the topics discussed in the closed-door meetings, or even say whether or not they are members of the organization.
#CNP
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''You're not supposed to be here,'' said a grinning Foster Friess, who was pleasant but steadfast in his unwillingness to talk about the group." [8]
- Salt Lake Trib (2007)
#CNP
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The 2002 calendar year Form 990 return filed with the IRS lists the board of Directors as:

Donald Paul Hodel President (former Secretary of Energy and former president of the Christian Coalition)
T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr., Vice President
James C. Miller, III, Chairman
#CNP
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John Scribante, Secretary/Treasurer
Robert Fischer, Director,
Dr. Dal Shealy, Director
Howard Phillips, Director
Ken Raasch, Director
Mary Reilly Hunt, Director
Stuart W. Epperson, Director
Ann Drexel, Director (also a Red Cross board member)
#CNP
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Becky Norton Dunlop, Director
Jerome Ledzinski, Director
Grover Norquist, Director
E. Peb Jackson, Director
#CNP
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Staff members of the Board of Directors are:

Steve Baldwin, Executive Director (paid $157,391 in 2002)
David Fenner, Director of MIS & Programs (paid $89,088 in 2002)
Jennifer Rutledge, Director of Finance & Administration (paid $57,504 in 2002)
#CNP
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Membership Roster
Several groups have listings of CNP members on websites...the primary source documents for these lists are not included. Some listings are at:
Council for National Policy membership roster, last updated July 2001:
Member Directory.
#CNP Members Database.
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Based on these rosters and other source articles, the following people are or have been members of CNP:
Jack Abramhoff - Former super lobbyist and convicted felon.
Howard Ahmanson, Jr. - Home Savings & Loan (Savings of America) heir
Thomas R. Anderson
#CNP
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Dr. John F.Ankerberg who believes that biblical prophecies were literal promises and are coming true;
Hon. Richard K. Armey
Thomas K. Armstrong
Sen. William L. Armstrong
John Ashcroft Attorney General
John M. Ashbrook
Edward G. Atsinger III
#CNP
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Carole Baker
Theodore Baehr
William B. Ball
David Balsiger
Hon. Gary Bauer
John Beckett
Ray Berryman
Morton Blackwell
Thomas A. Bolan
Pat Boone - Actor, investor and contributor to social conservative and religious causes.
Richard Bott
Dr. James Bowers
#CNP
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Lynn Francis Bouchey
L. Brent Bozell III of the Media Research Center
Dave Breese hosts The King Is Coming, a show devoted entirely to Christian eschatology
Dr. William Rohl Bright
Floyd Brown
Sam Brunelli
Larry Burkett
#CNP
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John Commuta
Robert Cone
Peter Cook
Holland (Holly) Coors
Jeffrey Coors
Joseph Coors
Mary C. Crowley
#CNP
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Beverly Danielson
Sen. William Dannemeyer
Karen Davis
Cullen Davis
Arnaud deBorchgrave
Tom DeLay - Former Speaker of the House sentenced to three years in Texas prison for money laundering.
#CNP
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Richard DeVos founder of Amway and Orlando Magic owner. A major contributor to a wide range of ultra-Right causes, groups and candidates
Rich DeVos
Dick Dingham
Dr. James Dobson - Focus on the Family founder with his hands in many anti-LGBT and pro Christian causes.
#CNP
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John T. (Terry) Dolan
Arthur M. Dula
Ann Drexel
Pierre du Pont
John East
Thomas F. Ellis
Stuart Epperson
Lauch Faircloth[9]
Rev. Dr. Jerry Falwell (Deceased)
Joseph F. Farah
Michael P. Farris
Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr
Father Charles Fiore
#CNP
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Foster Friess -Born-again billionaire mutual fund manager. Has given millions to far Right causes. His Red White and Blue Fund Super PAC was instrumental in putting Rick Santorum to within eight votes of winning the 2012 GOP Iowa Caucuses.
Willard Garvey
#CNP
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Peter B. Gemma
George F. Gilder
Dr. Duane Gish
Ronald P. Godwin
Alan Gottlieb
Robbie Gowdey
J. Peter Grace
Lt. General Daniel O. Graham
Robert Grant
Anthony Harrigan
Preston Hawkins
Lt. Gov.Gary Herbert - Utah
#CNP
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Jesse Helms
Thomas Hess
Rev. E.V. Hill
Jimmy Hill
Joe Hilyard
Roland Hinz
Hon. Donald P. Hodel - former Secretary of Energy and former president of the Christian Coalition
Rev.Melvin Hodges
Robert Holding
George Holland
John Holt
Donald R. Howard, Ph.D.
#CNP
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Dr. John A. Howard
Max Hugel
Herbert William Hunt
Mary Reilly Hunt
Nelson Bunker Hunt - Unsuccessfully tried to corner the silver market.
Reed Irvine
Hon. Ernest J. Istook, Jr.
Lorena Jaeb
Kay Cole James
#CNP
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Gary Jarmin
Charles W. Jarvis, chairman and chief executive of USANext and United Seniors Association
Louis (Woody) Jenkins
Terry J. Jeffers
Dr. [[Mildred Faye Jefferson
Bob Jones III, President, Bob Jones University
James F. Justiss
Rep. Jack Kemp (R-NY)
#CNP
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Dr. D. James Kennedy
Alan Keyes
Dora Kingsley, political scientist
Brig. General Albion W. Knight
Dr. Robert H. Krieble
Beverly LaHaye
Dr. Timothy LaHaye, author of the Left Behind Series, [10]
Reed Larson
Dr. Ernest Lefever
John Lenczowski
Earl Little
#CNP
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John Lofton
Trent Lott[11]
Ed Lozick
Marlin Maddoux
Marion Magruder
Peter Marshall, Jr.
Connaught Marshner
James Mather
Pat Matrisciana
Donald S. McAlvany
Ed McAteer
Norm McClelland
James McClure
Jim McCotter
Larry P. McDonald
#CNP
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Hon. Edwin Meese III[12]
Major F. Andy Messing, Jr.
Chuck Missler, an Idaho radio host who has predicted an imminent invasion of Jerusalem by forces guided by the Antichrist
Barbara Monteith
Dr. Stanley Monteith
#CNP
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Rev. Sun Myung Moon - Reverend Moon of the "Moonies" [13]
Dr. Raymond Moore
Sam Moore, president of Thomas Nelson, the country's most successful Christian book publishing company
Dr. Henry Morris, prominent creationist
Don Nickles
David A. Noebel
#CNP
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Grover Norquist - President, Americans for Tax Reform - Far Right power broker and keeper of the infamous "Tax Pledge"
Dr. Gary North
Lt. Col. Oliver North - Iran-Contra and a failed attempt to run for the United States Senate.
#CNP
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Gov. Sarah Palin former governor of Alaska and former Vice Presidential running mate for Senator John McCain in 2008.
Dr. Paige Patterson
Robert J. Perry
Howard Phillips
William M. Polk
Lawrence D. Pratt
Judge Paul Pressler
Jim Price
Ed Prince
Elsa Prince
#CNP
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Dr. Charles E. Rice
H.L. "Bill" Richardson
Rich Riddle
Dr. Pat Robertson, former presidential candidate and Christian Coalition founder
James Robinson
Kathleen Teague Rothschild
Howard J. Ruff
Rev. Rousas J. Rushdoony, founder of Chalcedon Foundation (deceased)
William Rusher
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Phyllis Schlafly Founder, Eagle Forum
Lynda Scribante
Ron Seeley
Jay Sekulow
Hans Sennholz
Beurt SerVaas
Frank Shakespeare
Lou Sheldon, President of the Traditional Values Coalition[14]
Richard Shoff
Major General John K. Singlaub
Dr. W. Cleon Skousen
#CNP
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Mark Skousen
Baker Armstrong Smith
Dr. Lowell Smith
Jim R. Smith
Gerry Snyder
LaNeil Spivy
Scott Stanley, Jr.
Hon. Steve Stockman, former Texas Republican Representative
Robert Waring Stoddard
John A. Stormer
Lt. General Gordon Sumner
Gaylord K. Swim
#CNP
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John H. Sununu
Dr. Lewis Tambs
The Hon.Helen Marie Taylor
John Taylor, the chairman and president of the Virginia Institute for Public Policy[15]
Stacy Taylor
Dr. Edward Teller
Tommy Thompson, Health and Human Services Secretary (former member)
Herbert Titus
#CNP
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Sherman E. Unkefer
Mike Valerio
Guy Vander Jagt
Richard Viguerie
Christine de Vollmer
Craig Welch
Paul Weyrich
James Whelan
John W. Whitehead founder of the Rutherford Institute
Rev. Donald Wildmon of the American Family Association
Dr. John Wilke
#CNP
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Alvin Williams co-founder of BAMPAC, a political action committee that promotes black conservatism
#CNP
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Other Attendees Not Confirmed as Members
A Salt Lake Trib article in 2007 lists:
LaVar Christensen - former Utah legislator and congressional candidate
Richard Wirthlin - former Reagan administration political guru and political pollster
#CNP
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Phil Burress, president of Citizens for Community Values
#CNP
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People Who Have Addressed CNP (as of 2007)
John Ashcroft
George W. Bush, 2000
Vice President Dick Cheney, 2007
Mitt Romney 2007
#CNP
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Rep. Chris Cannon, 2007
Joe Cannon, Editor, Deseret Morning News, 2007
Doug Holmes, chairman of Parents for Choice in Education
Lyall Swim, director of operations for the Sutherland Institute
sourcewatch.org/index.php/Coun…
#CNP
Orrin Hatch (R-Pa.) President pro tempore of the United States Senate
#CNP
(source: goodreads.com/book/show/4311…)
J. Keet Lewis (JKL)
Former Cruz Campaign National Co-Chairman
CNP Executive Committee

Wesley Goodman (R-OH) (suspended, 2017)

Roy Moore (R-AL)

Bob McEwen (R-OH)
Conservative Action Project (CAP)
CNP Executive Director
washingtonpost.com/politics/how-a…
#CNP #CNPMembers
"'The group [#CNP] wants to be the conservative version of the Council on Foreign Relations.' -ABC News...

Our over 600 members include many of our nation's leaders from the fields of government, business, the media, religion, and the professions...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
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The CNP was founded in 1981. Among its founding members were: Tim LaHaye, then the head of the Moral Majority, Nelson Bunker Hunt, T. Cullen Davis, William Cies, Howard Phillips, and Paul Weyrich.[Heritage]...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
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Members of the CNP have included: General John Singlaub, shipping magnate J. Peter Grace, Edwin J. Feulner Jr of the Heritage Foundation, Rev. Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network, Jerry Falwell, U.S. Senator Trent Lott,...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
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Southern Baptist Convention activists and retired Texas Court of Appeals Judge Paul Pressler, lawyer and paleoconservative activist Michael Peroutka, Reverend Paige Patterson, Senator Don Nickles,...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
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former United States Attorneys General Edwin Meese and John Ashcroft, gun-rights activist Larry Pratt, Col. Oliver North, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway,...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
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philanthropist Elsa Prince (mother of Blackwater founder and former CEO Erik Prince and Trump Administration Secretary of Education Betsy Devos), and former California State Assemblyman Steve Baldwin...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
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Membership is by invitation only. The membership list, previously[when?] made public, is now considered 'strictly confidential.'...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
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CNP's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status was revoked by the IRS in 1992 on grounds that it was not an organization run for the public benefit. The group successfully challenged this ruling in federal court...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
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A quarterly journal aimed at educating the public, promised in the wake of this incident, has not substantially materialized. The group has launched a website that contains selected speeches from past gatherings...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
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The CNP describes itself as "an educational foundation organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We do not lobby Congress, support candidates, or issue public policy statements on controversial issues...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
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While those involved are almost entirely from the United States, their organizations and influence cover the globe, both religiously and politically...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
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Members include corporate executives, legislators former high ranking government officers, leaders of 'think tanks' dedicated to molding society and those whom many view as 'Christian leadership'."

Moral Majority + Tea Party + billionaires
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
Is history repeating itself?
"How the Koch Brothers Orchestrated the Shutdown...[2003]
A more extensive sourcewatch list of “Koch Event 2010-06 Attendees” includes a substantial crossover with the member-list of the Council for National Policy, which is...
#CNP #KochBrothers
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the broader theocratic-aristocratic secret organization that also meets behind closed doors collectively to evaluate Republican Presidential candidates, and to choose which ones will be propagandized to the faithful masses on Sunday mornings."
huffingtonpost.com/eric-zuesse/ho…
#CNP #Koch
"The conservative news site Townhall owns Bearing Arms...they are owned by Salem Communications, which is owned by Edward Atsinger III and Stuart W. Epperson who is also a member of the conservative Council for National Policy (“CNP”)." mediabiasfactcheck.com/bearing-arms/
#CNP
Hillary Clinton/Benghazi investigation:
Motive: political
Political fallout: Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, John McCain, & more
"Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee...
#CNP
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What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she's un-trustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought and made that happen." -Kevin McCarthy (Politifact)
#CNP
Carter Page
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he was a fellow on international affairs focusing on energy development. Page also teaches as an adjunct professor at NYU and is a fellow at the conservative Council for National Policy.
usnews.com/news/national-…
National Review: funding from the Charles G. Koch Foundation, connected to John Birch Society via Milliken, finding from anti-climate-regulation Bradley Foundation. Source: @MBFC_News
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.): "Scalise, who was elected to the GOP leadership post in June 2014, had given a speech in 2002 to a group of neo-Nazis and white supremacists organized by former Klan leader David Duke..."
#CNP #Dominionists
"Initially, Scalise said he didn’t remember speaking to the workshop held by the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO), a well-known Louisiana-based hate group started by Duke under a slightly different name in 2000..."
#CNP #Dominionists
"Then he said that he probably had, but had no idea of the politics of the group, and in any case now regretted... "

splcenter.org/fighting-hate/…
#CNP #Dominionists
"Scalise has a zero rating from the Human Rights Campaign for his LGBT-related voting record. The Washington Blade has said Scalise has one of 'the most anti-LGBT reputations of any lawmaker.'...
#CNP #LGBTQ
...He [Scalise] opposed the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and does not believe that sexuality should be included under hate crime laws. He is opposed to same-sex marriage."
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Sca…
#CNP #LGBTQRW
Willes Lee
NRA Board of Directors
#CNP
"In March 2017, [Steve] Stockman was arrested for allegedly conspiring to use contributions designated for a charity to fund his campaign and for personal use, a felony, under 18 U.S.C. § 371..."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Sto…
#CNP
Steve Bannon takes credit for Trump's win in a new #Sundance documentary, boasts, "We do actually control the government" trib.al/NmQ8X3i
#CNP
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