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Jul 2 7 tweets 2 min read
STEP BY STEP: “I am rooting for this bill with my entire being, Heidi.”—Martin Sheil, retired IRS criminal investigator

How the Enabler’s Act might kill the Republican Party. icij.org/investigations… I am hopeful given that Democrats seem to have learned some legislative tricks from their brethren across the aisle, said Marty.

Jun 30 4 tweets 1 min read
Jun 27 5 tweets 1 min read
I voted for Hillary. You know, the pro-choice woman.
Jun 25 37 tweets 6 min read
‘PURE INSANITY’—Heidi Siegmund Cuda reports on a week of damning Republican witnesses who alleged the former President* knowingly spread conspiracy theories and instigated violence.

🧵 In a week of hearings from the House Select Committee into the 6 January 2021 insurrection in the Capitol , the US Congress heard compelling evidence that the then President of the United States, Donald Trump,  spread far-fetched conspiracy theories…

Jun 21 8 tweets 5 min read
Jun 21 26 tweets 5 min read
TENACITY STRONG, and other things I’ve learned about myself being psychologically abused on Twitter

By Heidi Siegmund Cuda

maewestside.tumblr.com/post/687651566… The first time someone told me to stay away from banisters, I was three years into covering the Great Information War, which at the time I called TrumpRussia.

I was on the phone with a vital scholar who had done the first big money expose linking the GOP to Russia.

Jun 21 5 tweets 2 min read
Texas is filled with some wonderful people who are leaving, because the GOP is a bit shit.
npr.org/2022/06/20/110… @NPR When the @TexasGOP says it backs the Big Lie, what it’s really saying is it backs corruption. Election denialism is big money for a morally bankrupt party.
Jun 19 5 tweets 2 min read
THE BIG GRIFT—Please promise me that you will stop reacting to things at face value during the Great Information War and always look for the money angle, the grift. These lies that have been clouding our minds and our country are about money and power.
Jun 17 7 tweets 2 min read
In 2016, I wrote that a Trump “win” would unleash an era of pyramid schemes. I knew that because I had investigated his affiliation to various pyramid schemes.
Jun 16 5 tweets 2 min read
JUST INCORPORATE—According to retired IRS criminal investigator Martin Sheil the abortion question as to the viability of life - when does it happen - at conception - the first heartbeat - other - can be solved if they just incorporate. The Supremes automatically confer personhood on the Inc. and you get all sorts of rights particularly freedom of speech - as long as you donate a bunchitude to politicians and PACs and dark money funds - there really is no limit, he said.
Jun 16 5 tweets 1 min read
BOGUS—Happy the Bronx Zoo elephant has been denied personhood by New York State's highest court. 


Retired IRS criminal investigator Martin Sheil says Happy's legal reps should appeal to the US Supreme court who have ruled corporations are persons. Naturally, before making such an appeal, Happy's representative need to make a small name change to Happy Inc., says Sheil.
Jun 16 27 tweets 6 min read
A CYNICAL MONEY-MAKING SCHEME: The second day of the investigation into the Capitol insurrection suggested Donald Trump misled his supporters about the outcome of the 2020 election as part of a cynical money-making scheme.

🧵 “Trump rejected the advice of his campaign experts on election night, and instead followed the course recommended by an apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani to just claim he won, and insist that the vote-counting stop..to falsely claim everything was fraudulent.”-@RepLizCheney

Jun 12 18 tweets 4 min read
‘HIS TIME IS COMING’: When I shared this story with my friend, retired IRS criminal investigator Martin Sheil, about the seizure of two planes owned by oligarch Roman Abramovich, Marty says he hopes the authorities are not done with Roman.

Here’s why.🧵

cnbc.com/2022/06/06/doj… Please read above report and then follow along here:

Marty said—He probably thought he skated on the sanctions because of the way he weasled himself into a negotiator go between role between Putin and Zelensky early on in the Ukraine hostilities but nah his time is coming.

Jun 12 20 tweets 4 min read
As my ⁦@BylineTimes⁩ report the morning after the Day One hearings of the ⁦@January6thCmte⁩ indicates, Trump directed an attempted coup.

This thread is going to follow the money. bylinetimes.com/2022/06/10/tru… Please read the report above for insights by global fascism experts and then follow along as my friend, retired IRS criminal investigator Martin Sheil, weighs in on the financing of an insurrection.

Jun 11 4 tweets 1 min read
If you’re having a party, and everyone is chillin, having a great time, and someone who wasn’t invited starts yelling expletives and takes a shit on your lawn, you ask him to leave and clean up the mess.

We should be able to delete hate shit stink tweets. Reasonable people agree to disagree, politely … trolls, paid ops, and single-purpose hate accounts are a metastasizing cancer in the new public square.
Jun 9 10 tweets 4 min read
Nothing is more threatening to criminals than an investigation.—@ruthbenghiat Propaganda is meant to fog our brains, distract us from the real story, and elicit feelings of anger at the designated enemy du jour.—@ruthbenghiat
Jun 6 12 tweets 2 min read
SPLITTING HAIRS—The Jan 6 Congressional Committee made a criminal contempt referral to DOJ with regard to Navarro's refusal to comply with their subpoena.

DOJ reviewed the facts and the law and went ahead and indicted Navarro.

So why wasn’t Meadows indicted?

A “bad law” thread I asked retired IRS criminal investigator Martin Sheil his thoughts on why the DOJ didn’t do the same with Meadows who so far has not complied with his subpoena from the same Congressional committee.

Here’s his response…

Jun 4 24 tweets 8 min read
We are a country in trauma held hostage by political terrorists.

The violence will escalate.

We have to get the people who are fascists out of power.

Here’s how we do it.
🧵 Listen to @radicalizedpod interview with @FPWellman above and get the 100 million who don’t vote to realize they won’t like authoritarianism.

Then read my intervu with @anelsona on all the ways we can stop the real steal—the attempted authoritarian capture of our voting systems.
Jun 1 6 tweets 3 min read
LITTLE BONEY—My friend Dan Brown, an anti-Putin cartoonist, dug up a fascinating bit of history.

James Gillray, the 18th/19th century British cartoonish who propagated the image of Napoleon as short, angry and delusional, was pivotal in defeating Napoleon. According to Napoleon. Gillray nicknamed Napoleon Little Boney.

Near the end of his life, Napoleon apparently commented that Gillray had done more to stop his conquest of Europe than of all the armies of Europe combined, because Gillray's cartoon propaganda against him worked. Image
May 29 15 tweets 3 min read
In my constant quest for good news, I am bringing you some today: this thread updates the latest on our ability to expose the beneficial owners of shell companies—a game changer to stop money laundering if we get it right. Money laundering thuggery is a national security wrecking ball and you’ll note the Big If above.

Please review the thread and then note that in order for new laws to have teeth, its enforcers need to have money.

It looks like the funding is under way.
May 27 12 tweets 3 min read
REAL, FAKE NEWS—An editor at the Los Angeles Times once offered me the opportunity to write a first person account of how I went from being a print reporter to becoming a television news producer.—me, December 9, 2016, 8:34 am

1/ maewestside.tumblr.com/post/154250253… It was a generous opportunity by a paper that had blessed me with 15 years of real estate as a nightlife columnist and music writer. But each time I drafted the memoir, it kept coming out bloody: as a writer you’re always running with the bulls in the Pamplona of your mind.