Clint Lorance had been in charge of his platoon for only three days when he ordered his men to kill three Afghans stopped on a dirt road.A second-degree murder conviction and pardon followed.Today, Lorance is hailed as a hero by President Trump.His troops have suffered a very different fate.
Tommy Fisher’s 11 Fox interviews were worth $154 million apiece to his company in federal contracts
-Media Matters; 7/2/2020
The Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation through the November election.
But Trump and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany have pointed to no errors in the reporting, and a rereading of the articles shows that the work is quite solid. The reporting is heavily supported by special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and by other publicly available documents and sources.
Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump and an early adviser to Trump’s 2016 campaign for president of the United States, appeared on a pro-QAnon YouTube channel last weekend and told the audience that he hoped the conspiracy theory was true.
The QAnon conspiracy theory posits that Trump and his administration are working behind the scenes to uproot and prosecute a network of satanic pedophiles operating within the United States federal government, entertainment industry, business world and media. Followers of the conspiracy theory believe that cryptic riddles authored by an anonymous source—“Q”—and posted on far-right internet forums contain high-level intelligence about Trump’s supposed covert operation and clues meant to awaken “patriots” to the truth about their governments. The FBI considers the QAnon movement a domestic terror threat.
-Right Wing Watch; 7/2/2020
The overlap of Q supporters with Trump’s base of support is not a coincidence.
-Washington Post; 7/1/2020
On Sunday, The Washington Post reported how President Donald Trump and Republicans have used baseless charges of anti-conservative bias to create an increasingly conservative-friendly environment at Facebook. Nothing about the Post’s reporting is particularly surprising as Facebook’s many instances of right-wing favoritism and willingness to cave to conservative demands have been public knowledge for some time.
-Media Matters; 7/1/2020