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Jan 24 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Reagan > Murdoch 1/ Roy Cohn introduced Rupert Murdoch to Reagan to get his support for Murdoch's growing media empire. Reagan's FCC head Mark S. Fowler led the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine. consortiumnews.com/wp-content/upl…2/ Fowler also relaxed media ownership rules to extend TV licenses from 3 to 5 years and increase the number of AM, FM and television stations a broadcaster can own from seven to 12. pbs.org/moyers/moyerso… reaganlibrary.gov/archives/topic…
Jan 23 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
“Charles McGonigal, who was the special agent in charge of counterintelligence in the FBI’s New York Field Office, is under arrest over his ties to Oleg Deripaska…” news.yahoo.com/former-top-fbi…
Great news. We gotta root these ppl out. One by one. So happy to see this.
“McGonigal is charged with violating U.S. sanctions by trying to get Deripaska off the sanctions list.”
“What we saw—rather than a cooperative global strategy (to fight covid) —was basically each country on its own. National leaders deciding…the strategy & the fates of their countries in an incredibly haphazard way.” washingtonpost.com/health/2022/09…153/
131/ “The Trump White House’s prioritization of election year politics over the pandemic response—even as cases surged last fall—is among the worst failures of leadership in American history,” said Rep. James E. Clyburn…” washingtonpost.com/health/2021/10…132/ Declassified US intelligence report on COVID-19's origins says both natural transmission and lab leak theories remain 'plausible' news.yahoo.com/declassified-u…
Jun 25, 2021 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
“At the center of the scheme was an unusual cast: a former British spy connected to the security contractor Erik Prince, a wealthy heiress to the Gore-Tex fortune and undercover operatives like Mr. Maier and Ms. LaRocca who used Wyoming as a base…”
111/ “WHO investigators visited a research center in the Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about the origins of the coronavirus, with one member saying they’d intended to meet key staff and press them on critical issues.” apnews.com/article/879837…112/ thedailybeast.com/trump-team-sup…
Jan 31, 2021 • 70 tweets • 20 min read
Science and Religion 2/ Joe Biden announced a week before he became president that he was keeping Francis Collins as director of the National Institute of Health (NIH), the world's largest biomedical research agency. reut.rs/2XMEcfw
"The Trump Administration's Family Separation Policy: Trauma, Destruction, and Chaos"
Committee on the Judiciary U.S. House of Representatives
October 2020 judiciary.house.gov/uploadedfiles/…2/ "Within weeks of taking office, Trump announced several executive orders and policy initiatives to severely limit immigration to the United States."
Sep 28, 2020 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
Uhhh. Other members of the Blackstone Legal Fellowship. Come on ppl. Glendon & Meese?!? This is all part of their plan. SO OBVIOUS.
Liberty's legal enablers 2/ Almost three years ago, Salen Churi and Brian Tochman were at a Koch brothers private retreat for donors when they announced they were launching Trust Ventures.
Sep 19, 2020 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
Sep 5, 2020 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
“Massachusetts-based Voatz filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, arguing that only security researchers with clear permission should be authorized to probe systems for vulnerabilities.” cyberscoop.com/voatz-cfaa-sup…
“A senior Chinese govt official enlisted the help of (Elliott Broidy), a top fundraising official at the RNC, to lobby the Trump admin in 2017 to return a Chinese businessman living in the U.S. who has long been sought by Beijing...” wsj.com/articles/new-d…
“It also said Broidy sought the help of then-AG Jeff Sessions, with a memo including content drafted by Mr. Sun, touting an “opportunity for significantly increased” law-enforcement cooperation between the U.S. and China if the U.S. deported Mr. Guo...”
“Since 1937...Pennsylvania’s had strict rules about who can stand in polling stations & challenge the eligibility of voters....
In June, the RNC sued to ease those rules saying they imposed...limits on its ability to (monitor) the voting process...” apnews.com/31fd62b679a433…
“Thanks to a federal court ruling that freed the party from restrictions — a result of tactics found to be aimed at minority voters — the GOP is mounting a broad effort to keep a close watch on who casts ballots.”