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Apr 17 5 tweets 2 min read
#Ukraine: It’s not aid, it’s our obligation under the 1994 Budapest Memorandum #UkraineNeedsAirDefense | #ArmUkraineNow Under the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, Ukraine gave up their nuclear weapons in exchange  for security guarantees from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia. So, we had an obligation to defend Ukraine if they were ever invaded.…
Dec 21, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
In 1996, I filmed an investigation that never saw the light of day. It was about the richest guys you’d never heard of, Charles and David Koch — and their theft of a mind-blowing $2 billion in oil from Osage tribal land. Now, I’m blowing open the files in a new film... 🧵 It’s said that behind every great fortune is a great crime. This is the crime, the genesis of the Kochs’ $120 billion empire — and the foundation of the fearsome Koch Network, that political Death Star, created solely to keep Charles Koch out of prison.…
Oct 21, 2023 26 tweets 7 min read
This week, Scorsese releases his film Killers of the Flower Moon: the true story of the mass murder of the Osage and the theft of their oil wealth. But the story doesn’t end when the credits roll. For 27 years, I've been investigating what happened next... 🧵 Image Over the past century, the #Osage Nation has continued to suffer massive oil thievery, poisoning, and impoverishment on their Oklahoma reservation.

“It’s not over,” Osage principal chief, Geoffrey Standing Bear, tells me. “It’s still happening.”…
Sep 17, 2023 16 tweets 4 min read
In the 1920s, after discovery of the massive oil field on the #Osage Reservation, the US government took away the Osage’s right to their wealth, instead appointing a white Guardian for each Osage to “protect” their money.… Here’s how their guardians protected them: Anna Brown was shot in the head, her mother Lizzie poisoned, and her sister Rita was burnt to death when her home was dynamited.

Sixty—and likely many more—Osage were assassinated.

Their murderers inherited their oil rights.
Jun 23, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
On June 25th, 2013 the US Supreme Court gutted the #VotingRightsAct, when they ruled 5 to 4 that Section 4 was unconstitutional. The case, Shelby v. Holder, was financed in part by multi-billionaire hedge fund manager Paul “The Vulture” Singer.

Earlier this week, @ProPublica revealed that #PaulSinger flew #JusticeAlito on his private jet to Alaska for a luxury fishing vacation in early 2008 (a gift which Alito failed to disclose).…
Jun 21, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
Yesterday @ProPublica revealed that #PaulSinger flew #JusticeAlito on a private jet to Alaska for a luxury (undisclosed) fishing vacation. Singer subsequently had multiple cases before SCOTUS — including his vulture attack on Argentina, which forced the nation into default. I’ve been hunting #PaulSinger The Vulture for BBC TV since 2007, when he pocketed the money meant to aid those affected by the cholera epidemic in the Republic of Congo.
Mar 29, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Vote Vigilante group ordered to trial in Georgia… On March 9, US District Court Judge Steve C. Jones ordered True the Vote — the right wing "election integrity" organization that attempted to overturn the 2020 and 2022 elections with mass voter challenges — to stand trial in Atlanta…
Mar 29, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
On March 9, US District Court Judge Steve C. Jones ordered True the Vote — the right wing "election integrity" organization that attempted to overturn the 2020 and 2022 elections with mass voter challenges — to stand trial in Atlanta.… In Judge Jones’ summary judgment he noted that True the Vote’s expert, Gregg Phillips “candidly admits that there will be voters on the challenge list that are eligible to vote.”

▶️ Full story:… Image
Mar 20, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
Now we have proof of the #OctoberSurprise. The NY Times got the story from former Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Ben Barnes. But they never asked why he's been silent for decades. It might have to do with a payment of $23 million...… In 1999 I uncovered a DOJ doc saying that Barnes was the fixer who arranged for George W. Bush to avoid the Vietnam draft by joining the elite Texas Air Guard as a fighter pilot, the only person to have been allowed that post without flying experience.…
Mar 14, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
We now have to bail out Signature Bank because the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act — sponsored by Rep. Barney Frank to prevent bailouts — was gutted in 2018.… Under the new law, Signature, despite over $100 billion in assets, was excused from the higher safety reserve margins once required of banks that size.
Mar 5, 2023 8 tweets 4 min read
Today is the 58th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday when racist white cops and their Klan posse nearly murdered the young marchers crossing the Pettus Bridge. Six decades. And we are still asking, When will America allow Black people to vote? #Selma58… We aren’t fools. Advances have been no less than breathtaking, revolutionary. But, dammit, here we are, 58 years on, and from Georgia to Florida to Wisconsin, the vote suppression trickery is getting uglier and uglier and, unfortunately, more sophisticated.
Mar 1, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Congrats to NBC on their "EXCLUSIVE" that GOP vigilantes challenged nearly 100,000 voters before the Georgia 2022 Senate race! That’s nearly a year AFTER we gave Maddow the story—which, according to her producer, she spiked because "It’s too Greg Palast." Yes, it’s VERY Palast. God bless real live reporter @BrianRoss for taking it and running it BEFORE the election!
Feb 25, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
Putin has this fever dream of history. #Ukraine has never, ever in history been a part of Russia, but he wants to recreate this mythical single nation and become Vlad the Great.… Putin doesn't blame NATO, he blames the Bolsheviks, because they always recognized the independent nation of Ukraine. But it's not just about creating a larger Russian-Slavic empire — one that has never existed.
Jan 10, 2023 7 tweets 4 min read
Is #GeorgeSantos the "Manchurian Candidate" for Brazil’s #JairBolsonaro? Forget Santos’ monstrous lies. Follow the money.

➡️ Full story:…

➡️ Full @Thom_Hartmann interview: #GeorgeSantos, who couldn’t pay his $1,800 apartment rent and whose last verified job was in a call center, somehow lent his campaign over $700,000?!?…
Jan 6, 2023 7 tweets 5 min read
The 800-page gorilla of a report from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the Capitol seems strangely silent on a few matters that, apparently, were a bit too uncomfortable for them to take on...… #January6thReport Yes, the #January6thCommittee did acknowledge our report, filmed by @ZDRoberts, that showed that BEFORE the #January6th storming of the Capitol, riot instigator and Trump ‘bro #AliAlexander declared: “We’ll light the whole sh*t on fire!”…
Dec 23, 2022 14 tweets 6 min read
The Department of Justice has finally taken on True the Vote, the right-wing group behind the wrongful challenge of hundreds of thousands of legal Georgia voters.

True the Vote's challenges were the subject of our film Vigilante. Stream it for FREE: I know what you’re thinking: Why did Justice sue two weeks AFTER the #GeorgiaRunoff election?

Luckily, the film and our related reports got out in Georgia before the election.…
Dec 16, 2022 12 tweets 5 min read
A "record turnout" in Georgia? Not quite. A one-million-vote nose-dive in turnout for the Runoff was well-concealed by GOP Gov. Brian Kemp to cover up the effects of “Jim Crow 2.O” at the launch his presidential campaign.… From the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal, math-challenged reporters have repeated the completely upside-down fable of a “record turnout” in the Georgia Runoff. But the official count shows the turnout fell by a breathtaking one-million votes.…
Dec 6, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
The Wall Street Journal has just endorsed Governor #BrianKemp for president. And the New York Times has also virtually endorsed Kemp as the proper nominee for the Republican Party. This is the guy who created and signed #SB202, or as the NAACP calls it, Jim Crow 2.0! Today, on the runoff ballot, it's not between Warnock and #HerschelWalker. The real race is between Senator Reverend #RaphaelWarnock and Jim Crow.…
Dec 4, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
I'm in Douglas, Georgia, an hour and a half from nowhere, where you are greeted with Confederate flags at the town entrance. I’m here for Olivia Pearson, the first Black city commissioner. Olivia Pearson was arrested by #BrianKemp for supposed vote interference, that is, helping disabled voters. Even a white jury threw it out in minutes.
Dec 3, 2022 6 tweets 5 min read
You only see these long lines in Blacklanta, where state law eliminated most dropboxes.

The official wait times in white rural counties and suburbs was 10 minutes or at most half an hour.

#Georgia #Runoff #RunoffGA #gapol #BlackLivesMatter #BlackVotesBatter #BlackVotersMatter The people we spoke to in #Atlanta told us that the lines have tripled, not because of higher voting but because it was a practical impossibility under the new law to mail in your ballot. #SB202…
Dec 1, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
#RaphaelWarnock’s in real trouble. Don’t be fooled by the long lines of Black voters. Here’s the real story...… #Georgia #RunoffGA #gapol Two years ago #RaphaelWarnock won his Senate #Runoff only because he got three-quarters of a million mail-in votes — winning the mail-in vote by more than 2-to-1…