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Investigative journalist & author of the NY Times bestsellers Armed Madhouse + The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Catch his films and reports at: https://t.co/7jsilI3khO
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May 17 4 tweets 2 min read
State Senator Doug Mastriano, Donald Trump’s pick in the Republican Primary for Governor of #Pennsylvania, spent thousands to lead a busload of protesters to the January 6 “protest” at the Capitol in Washington. gregpalast.com/two-january-6t… His chosen running mate for Lt. Governor (PA elects Gov and Lt. Gov separately) is Teddy Daniels. Daniels was also at the January 6th Capitol protests. gregpalast.com/two-january-6t…
May 17 4 tweets 2 min read
#2000Mules: Dinesh D’Souza’s new film claims to prove the 2020 election was stolen by stuffing drop-boxes with 817,765 fraudulent votes. But where did these ballots come from? gregpalast.com/2000-mules-bel… A ballot cannot simply be printed and stuffed into a box: every mail-in ballot is assigned and coded to an individual voter (your vote choice is secret but not the ballot envelope nor the fact you voted). gregpalast.com/2000-mules-bel…
May 12 5 tweets 2 min read
#2000Mules: A more accurate name for the film would be “2000 Mailmen” or “2000 Dog Walkers”. I went to several drops-boxes in Georgia while I was covering the 2020 election, so according to D’Souza’s cellphone ping “evidence” I could be one of the mules. gregpalast.com/2000-mules-bel… #2000Mule is slick. Real slick. With an air of science & hard statistics. They use “geo-tracking”, buying (as anyone can) “pings” from cellphones in 5 cities. D’Souza shows a satellite in space & the damning evidence — photos of Black men casting ballots. gregpalast.com/2000-mules-bel…
May 11 8 tweets 3 min read
In D’Souza’s new film, #2000Mules, they have damning evidence caught on camera, but they … just don’t, uh, show it?!? Why not show us at least a couple of film clips of the 27 times they claim a Black “mule" repeated the felonious crime of couriering ballots to a drop-box? I was so angry at this criminal voter, I wanted to bust him! Expose him. Arrest him. They have his photo, his car, his license plate number. In fact, their “expert” says these ballot mules have, “bad backgrounds, bad reputations…violent guys.” Whoa! gregpalast.com/2000-mules-bel…
Apr 25 4 tweets 5 min read
Courageous #HumanRights lawyer @SDonziger is finally free today, after 6 months of confinement — punishment for winning a $9 billion judgment against Chevron. gregpalast.com/steven-donzige… #FreeDonziger #StevenDonziger #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #Amazon ImageImage I hope it’s final, because Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, the petroleum industry's black robed Putin, is on a crusade to muzzle the man who exposed Chevron's poisoning of the Amazon.
Apr 14 5 tweets 3 min read
West Virginia protest calls out #JoeManchin’s dirty coal profits ~ by Palast Investigative Fund fellow @ZDRoberts gregpalast.com/west-virginia-… The plant the @WV_Rising activists targeted in Grant Town, #WestVirginia, isn’t just any of the over 200 coal power plants still operating in the US. It’s the one where Sen. #JoeManchin makes nearly $500,000 per year selling dirty coal waste called “gob.”
Apr 4 15 tweets 12 min read
Human rights lawyer, @SDonziger, was given a 6 month sentence—punishment for winning a $9 billion judgment against Chevron. As he approaches the end of his sentence, we've collected all the video clips we've published over the past 21 weeks. #FreeDonziger
gregpalast.com/steven-donzige… “This is a corporate criminal prosecution, orchestrated by Chevron, financed by Chevron, carried out by a Chevron law firm, before a Chevron-linked judge. It’s that simple.” ~ @SDonziger #FreeDonziger
Mar 24 4 tweets 5 min read
Chevron told Biden they could produce 800,000 barrels a day from Venezuela, replacing 100% of Russia’s oil exports to the US. But the plan's being blocked by Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Bob Menendez, tweedle corrupt and tweedle corrupter —via @KPFARadio kpfa.org/episode/flashp… And, of course, Charles Koch is using his influence to oppose the plan too, supporting the embargo of Venezuela, but not Russia. #Ukraine #UkraineWar #UkraineRussiaWar #Russia #RussianInvasion #RussianOil #Putin #Venezuela #OilPrice #OilPriceHike
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Mar 15 6 tweets 4 min read
#Putin went from the virtually unknown Deputy Mayor of Saint Petersburg to #Russia’s President and potentate by winning a weird competition organized by Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky who sought a “Russian Pinochet” to succeed Yeltsin as President. gregpalast.com/how-billionair… The competition, dubbed “Operation Successor,” went so far as to send Russia’s “Larry King,” Mikhail Leontyev, to interview General Pinochet for Russian TV while Pinochet was under indictment in Chile on murder charges. buzzflash.com/articles/greg-… Image
Feb 16 4 tweets 2 min read
Whatever peace there is in #Ukraine is the result of the Minsk agreements of 2015 signed by Ukraine, Ukrainian Separatists, France and Germany and endorsed by Russia. 🧵
gregpalast.com/7-facts-about-… The Minsk accords gave the eastern region protection from attack and some measure of autonomy — but not independence. On the basis of the agreement, Russia moved out of the Donbas.
Feb 15 4 tweets 3 min read
Beyond religion, this war is, just like the war in Iraq, about oil — the PRICE of oil. By rolling tanks to the border, Putin has successfully raised the price of oil to nearly $100/barrel. #Ukraine #UkraineCrisis
gregpalast.com/7-facts-about-… Oil revenues provide 40% of Russia’s entire federal budget. And with the price doubling, Russia has gone from broke to loaded in months. The threat of war adds about half a billion dollars a day to Russia’s coffers. #Ukraine #UkraineCrisis gregpalast.com/7-facts-about-…
Jan 27 9 tweets 4 min read
I don’t think it’s just Trump that’s in trouble now that a grand jury is being impaneled. The GOP, incl. Brad Raffensperger, were playing fast & loose with accusations of voter fraud. Wouldn’t be surprised if Brad gets busted.

Full @KPFARadio interview: kpfa.org/episode/flashp… There’s probably no one in the country who's more vicious when it comes to false, unsupported accusations of voter fraud than Brad Raffensperger. He's the Purge’n General of Georgia. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Brad Raffensperger's no hero. gregpalast.com/stealing-georg…
Jan 12 5 tweets 4 min read
Our action partner, @BlackVotersMtr, has boycotted Biden’s speech in #Georgia on the #VotingRights bills, refusing to act as a photo op prop. Understand the frustration: we’ve been screaming about Georgia as #JimCrow central for 8 years... Laws alone won’t help: we need the Justice Department to stomp on the new "voter fraud vigilante" challenge system we uncovered. We need enforcement of the laws we have, Joe. gregpalast.com/georgias-origi…
Jan 9 7 tweets 3 min read
It’s been said that the Declaration of Independence gave us democracy, and the Constitution took it away.

Full interview: politicsdoneright.com/2022/01/greg-p… 🧵 So, did our Founding Fathers make an unintended error in designating state legislators, not voters, the power to choose our President?
Jan 6 12 tweets 4 min read
Take a Red Pill and join me in the future for the reading of the electoral vote. The year is 2025. It’s 1pm on #January6th and Vice-President Kamala Harris has begun opening the envelopes with the electoral vote from each state, alphabetically... gregpalast.com/what-do-you-ca… When she reaches Georgia, new Republican Senator Herschel Walker objects to accepting Harris’ choice of the slate of Electors pledged to Joe Biden, the slate submitted by Georgia’s Governor Stacey Abrams. gregpalast.com/what-do-you-ca…
Nov 23, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
Roger Stone and Alex Jones, key planners of the January 6 Stop the Steal rally and illegal march that led to the deadly storming of the US Capitol, have been subpoenaed by the US Congressional committee investigating the attack. gregpalast.com/alex-jones-rog… At the heart of the #AlexJones subpoena is the Infowars broadcast in which a guest host told Jones’ audience to go to Washington and “if necessary, storming right into the Capitol..If you have enough people, you can push down any kind of fence or wall.” gregpalast.com/alex-jones-rog…
Nov 8, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
These are the only states that would be policed under the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act requirement to “pre-clear” new, racially biased, voting procedures, such as early voting limits:

Alabama
Georgia
Louisiana
Mississippi
North Carolina
South Carolina
Texas
Virginia Don’t get me wrong, the strangling of the John Lewis Act by filibuster, unlike the overhyped For the People Act, could be the death blow to a democratically elected Congress.
Oct 28, 2021 5 tweets 5 min read
Jury selection began this week for the civil trial of the organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in #Charlottesville. The rally ended with the murder of #HeatherHeyer and injuries to dozens of other activists, including #DeAndreHarris. gregpalast.com/hate-goes-on-t… The attack on #DeAndreHarris in #Charlottesville was witnessed and filmed by our reporter, @ZDRoberts, which helped lead to several arrests & convictions.

"They came there for violence," says Roberts. "They knew what they were doing and they planned it.”
Oct 27, 2021 4 tweets 5 min read
BREAKING: #HumanRights lawyer @SDonziger was admitted to the federal prison in Danbury, CT, today.
#FreeDonziger
The Court of Appeals denied @SDonziger's request for bail yesterday — despite the ruling of the judges of the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention ordering his immediate release. #FreeDonziger gregpalast.com/human-rights-l…
Sep 30, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
I am in New York today, filming @SDonziger, whom the United Nations' human rights justices have identified as America's political prisoner and ordered his release.

Read the full UN ruling here: static1.squarespace.com/static/5ac2615…

#FreeDonziger Image #StevenDonziger's crime? Acting as the successful attorney in a suit against Chevron oil, who poisoned the Cofan people of Ecuador’s Amazon. #FreeDonziger gregpalast.com/facing-prison-…
Sep 30, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
BREAKING: Highest U.N. Human Rights Body Rules U.S. Government Must Release @SDonziger from “Arbitrary” Detention and Compensate Him for Legal Violations #FreeDonziger makechevroncleanup.com/press-releases… "The charges against & detention of @SDonziger appears to be retaliation for his work as a legal representative of indigenous communities, as he refused to disclose confidential correspondence w/ his clients in a very high profile case against multi-national business enterprise.”