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Author @mtc2020series of books. Executive Editor @OccupyDemocrats. Still @morningsidemtg @OnlyinMiamiShow @TheSternFacts @masksnoworg. Miami native. #HeatLifer
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Jun 6, 2022 13 tweets 5 min read

The Proud Boys right-wing violent extremist hate organization has been infiltrating the GOP from its base in South Florida for years.

When others ignored the issue, I exposed the Miami-Dade GOP getting in bed with Proud Boys now charged in a seditious conspiracy.

First, I caught the Miami GOP's then-chairman Nelson Diaz planning AND leading a hate rally with the Proud Boys after he denied involvement.

He actually lied to me and said he was afraid of the Trump people.

But I had his email planning the event.

May 23, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read

Wall Street firms are buying failing solar power companies just for their ability to file meaningful complaints with the federal government, then using those complaints for business leverage.

The complaints stopped America's solar market in its tracks.

Here's how:

Koch-linked firm Auxin Solar filed a trade complaint with the Department of Commerce about solar panels, which triggered a mandatory investigation threatening massive tariffs Biden officials don't want.

But it's not the first complaint of its kind.

May 19, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read

Why are solar installations stalled across America?

The Department of Commerce is investigating a complaint from a Koch-linked company named Auxin Solar.

What's the source of their complaint? False interpretations of Bloomberg data.

Says who? Bloomberg.

Auxin Solar doesn't have a large manufacturing capability, but they do manufacture some influential complaints. When an anonymous complaint wasn't enough, they stepped forward to be the "face."

But what's inside this dreaded complaint?

BNEF data.

May 17, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read

“The issue is not a partisan one: Democrats and Republicans stand on both sides of the issue, with one bipartisan group arguing the investigation itself and the tariffs that could eventually come would devastate the solar sector.”

1/… We could collect nearly twice as much n much solar power between now and the end of next year, but for the Auxin Solar complaint you the DOC.

May 13, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
Top climate officials in the Biden administration are warning that a federal investigation into alleged tariff dodging by Chinese suppliers has put the domestic solar industry in peril just as the US is trying to ramp up clean energy.


1/… Some people were surprised to learn that solar installations are being delayed, but a lot of Twittarians responded to me on this thread about the delays that they're personally experiencing.


May 12, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
What do solar power projects in Georgia, Maine, and Indiana have in common?

They're all delayed because an obscure, Koch-linked solar company filed a complaint that is stopping nearly half of America's planned solar projects from moving forward.

"Georgia Power says nearly 1,000 megawatts of planned solar installations are now delayed by a year, as supply chain issues and a federal investigation into Chinese panel manufacturers hamper the company’s transition to renewable energy."

May 12, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
Are you trying to install solar energy at your home and running into "supply chain" issues?

It's not covid anymore.

It's a law forcing the Department of Commerce to investigate potentially devastating tariffs on solar panels.


1/… Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) asked: “Why is there no industry-supported threshold to initiate this anti-circumvention inquiry? There is a process that’s being utilized to keep tariffs [on solar panels] in place to the detriment of the industry by one small company.”

May 11, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read

The outcome of this innocuous Reuters story, "U.S. Commerce Department says it will investigate solar imports from four Asian countries," will cut solar power installations ACROSS AMERICA by 46% through the end of next year. #ExposeAuxin

1/… The CEO of Auxin, who filed the complaint says people should just buy American solar instead. His company is linked to the Koch brothers.

As this Reuters video explains, there's no way to expand capacity that quickly.

May 10, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
An obscure solar energy firm linked to the Koch network threw a roadblock up at the Department of Commerce that is halting solar panel installation around the country.

Have you had trouble getting a solar panel installation recently?


#ExposeAuxin… That is a LOT of cancellations.

"A survey in late April by the Solar Energy Industries Association, a non-profit trade association, found 318 solar projects in the US had already been delayed or canceled, and several CEOs told CNN they expect more to follow."


Mar 23, 2022 8 tweets 4 min read

Ukrainian-born oligarch Len Blavatnik is an American citizen who was raised in Russia when it was the Soviet Union, according to his own biography in 2015.

Now, he's threatening news organizations that call him a Russian oligarch.… Image In March 2013, Blavatnik and his partners in the A.A.R. Consortium sold their shares in the TNK-BP oil company to the Russian government.

Russia paid him $7 billion in the deal. Forbes published a screenshot of the wire.…
Jan 22, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
House Dems passed the Freedom to Vote and John Lewis Acts ten days ago.

It contains reasonable, national standards for Voter ID.

House GOP Rep. @CarlosGimenezFL voted against it.

Here he is at the Ritz LYING about his vote.

Carlos Gimemez is a liar.

Receipts 1/2
Nov 28, 2021 14 tweets 6 min read
THREAD: The QAnon war has begun amongst the leaders of QAnon. It all began with the first schism in April which I reported this past June based on an interview with Patrick Byrne in a story about Sidney Powell's fundraising operations, a story that led the state of Florida to fine her for making deceptive…
Jun 24, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
Why is the state of Florida going after Sidney Powell for her fundraising operations?

Let me explain...


1/… Sidney Powell registered the domain which she uses to raise money for what used to be two nonprofit 501c4 orgs both named Defending the Republic Inc. One in Texas and one in Florida.

She raises all of her funds to a UPS Store mailbox in Florida.

Jun 7, 2021 17 tweets 8 min read
This morning, I was denied access to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' press conference when other media attended.

In the process, I saw a copy of the governor's 4-page enemies list from FDLE.

Miami Police refused to turn it over to me, so I'm suing them to get the record.

1/ Officer Braddy became the first @MiamiPD officer to view DeSantis' enemies list. He came out trying to "protect me from being run over" but it didn't take long until he started trying to push me out of the public sidewalk, a traditional place for free speech activities.

Jun 7, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Just got kicked out of Florida Governor @RonDeSantisFL's press conference at the national guard armory in Miami. Overheard officers calling me a “known associate of the “known agitator" @tomaskenn.

Caught it all on video and that is not all.

Uploading soon... Part 1

Jun 2, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read

Florida Department of Health OIG finds reasonable cause to suspect employees under Gov. Ron DeSantis created a "substantial and specific danger to the public's health" by misrepresenting and falsifying #COVID19 surveillance data, giving @GeoRebekah whistleblower status. Poor @charlescwcooke from the @NRO blocked me for calling out his pathetically false reporting on this in his (Fictional) story "Rebekah Jones, the Covid whistleblower who wasn't" but refuses to correct his writing.
Aug 24, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Why is Eric Trump so afraid of talking to the New York Attorney General's office?

Is it because he used to brag about Russians financing their golf purchases?… Is Eric Trump afraid because he admitted that his family's failed Trump SoHo Condo-Hotel relied on Russian buyers?…
Aug 20, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
Last year on Mother's Day, I got a tip that @BrianKolfage and WeBuildTheWall were potentially defrauding donors and wrote this story.

He contacted Snopes after I wrote it, they contacted the Florida AG who contacted our state's charity regulators.… That's what led Florida's Dept. of Consumer Affairs to open a civil investigation into WeBuildTheWall.

I got all of those emails using the public records law.…
Nov 26, 2019 12 tweets 3 min read

Trump's White House wrote emails seeking *retroactive continuity* trying to cover-up their unlawful withholding of US security aid to Ukraine *after* learning of a whistleblower complaint to the CIA's general counsel.

#ImpeachmentTaskForce… In DC politics, I have heard Mick Mulvaney's after the fact attempts to build a rationale for Trump's decision to withhold Ukrainian security funds called a cover-up (it is) or "covering your ass."

It's an attempt to supply narrative continuity after the fact of the decision.
Nov 13, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
The conclusion of George Kent's
#ImpeachmentHearings opening statement is must-read:

I would like to conclude my opening remarks with an observation about some of my fellow
public servants who have come under personal attack -- Ambassador Yovanovitch, LTC Vindman, and Dr. Hill at least one of whom is going to appear before this body in the coming days. Masha, Alex, and Fiona were born abroad before their families or they themselves personally chose to immigrate to the United States. They all made the professional choice to serve the United States
Aug 7, 2019 7 tweets 8 min read
@maggieNYT @JoyAnnReid @DavidMDrucker Here's Exhibit A in the Times' ostracization campaign.

Mainstream credibility for a story aimed at demonizing the Clinton Foundation donors to a charity never accused of a single, credible allegation of wrongdoing.… @maggieNYT @JoyAnnReid @DavidMDrucker Here's the ONLY actual linkage between Uranium One and either political campaign.

Trump's foreign policy advisor meets a member of Rosatom's board, who served during their American acquisition, but is not a high ranking Putin aide.…