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    Kash Patel, the former chief of staff to Trump’s last acting secretary of defense, is defending the unique way he’s been signing his new MAGA-inspired children’s book, The Plot Against the King. The book details to children through fairytale tropes the story of “Hillary’s horrible plot against Trump” and the alleged stolen 2020 election. Patel has released 10 special additions of the book where he signed the quote “WWG1WGA!” — “Where we go one, we go all,” a popular phrase used amongst the QAnon community. He’s received criticism over his choice to use the phrase and recently addressed the issue on the Tuesday edition of the MG Show. The interview, transcribed by Media Matters, included Patel along with hosts Jeffrey Pedersen and Shannon Townsend. “You wanna speak about that? Cause we use that term and get attacked for it all the time as well,” Pedersen asked. “You know, it’s gotta — the time where they get to pigeonhole us into, friendly disinformation campaigns, or I should say they think are friendly — that time has come to an end. They...
    MARJORIE Taylor Greene's husband is seeking divorce after a gym manager who reportedly had an affair with the QAnon rep said that "everything with her comes to no good." The divorce bombshell comes after the Republican congresswoman cheated on her husband and had several "brazen" affairs a decade ago, DailyMail.com reported. 4Marjorie Taylor Greene and her husband have three childrenCredit: Instagram 4Greene allegedly had an affair with Justin TwayCredit: Facebook The Georgia congresswoman was allegedly unfaithful to her spouse of 25 years Perry Greene with polyamorous tantric sex guru Craig Ivey and the manager at her gym, Justin Tway. The reported extra-marital activities seemingly did not break the couple though, and Perry, 49, initially remained by her side. The congresswoman's former boss at the CrossFit gym in Alpharetta, Georgia, billionaire Jim Chambers, told the Mail that she'd had the affairs when she worked for him in 2012, the first being with "Tantric Warrior" Ivey. "She socialized a lot with us," the 36-year-old businessman explained. "I remember one particular pool party where she was lying draped over Craig's lap drinking a beer. Marjorie...
    REPUBLICAN Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene allegedly tried to divorce her husband the same year that she had affairs with a sex guru and a gym manager.  It was reported on September 28, 2022 that Perry Greene has filed for divorce, stating that the nearly 30-year marriage is “irretrievably broken.” 4Marjorie Taylor Greene reportedly tried to divorce her husband Perry Greene in 2012Credit: Instagram Greene, a controversial Congresswoman who pushed conspiracy theories, planned to divorce her husband Perry Greene, 49, in July 2012, according to court papers obtained by the Daily Mail. In 2012, Greene, 46, apparently cheated on her husband with polyamorous sex guru Craig Ivey, 42, whom she met at her gym in Alpharetta, Georgia.  Later that year, Greene reportedly had a longer affair with a gym manager, Justin Tway, 42. Greene said that the relationship with her husband was “irretrievably broken” and that was the reason she was seeking the split, divorce papers stated.  Marjorie Taylor GreeneMARJ ON THE ROCKS Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband files for divorce from GOP repMARJ A TROIS QAnon rep 'cheated on husband with...
    RADICAL Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene reportedly cheated on her husband with a polyamorous tantric sex guru and the manager at her gym. The QAnon and conspiracy theory enthusiast was allegedly unfaithful to her spouse of 25 years Perry Greene, 49, with "brazen" affairs a decade ago, DailyMail.com reported on Thursday. 8Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is seen here with her husband, Perry GreeneCredit: Instagram It seems her extra-marital activities didn't break the couple though, as he remains by her side throughout her gluttonous rise to fame. Greene's former boss at the CrossFit gym in Alpharetta, Georgia, billionaire Jim Chambers, claimed to the Mail she had the affairs when she worked for him in 2012, the first being with "Tantric Warrior" Craig Ivey. "She was part of the staff I inherited," the 36-year-old businessman explained. "She wasn't someone who needed a paycheck. She was working as a trade – she got free membership and access and the opportunity to learn the business. 8Greene allegedly had an affair with Justin Tway, pictured hereCredit: Facebook "She socialized a lot with us. I...
    Donald Trump stepped up his outreach to believers in the QAnon conspiracy theory on Thursday, posting a video filled with references to the movement that sees him in messianic terms. The video, first posted to Trump social media network TruthSocial by a QAnon believer, features a slideshow of QAnon memes. The images allude to QAnon supporters’ beliefs that Democratic leaders are Satan-worshiping, cannibalistic pedophiles, and that Trump will soon execute them or imprison them in Guantanamo Bay. Trump reposted the video on his own account on Thursday night. Trump’s promotion of the meme video marks the latest step in his recent campaign promoting QAnon. The images feature QAnon slogans like “Where we go one, we go all,” and reference “The Storm” — the moment QAnon believers think Trump will imprison his enemies and usher in a sort of fascist utopia. Other pictures included an edited image of Trump holding a playing card with “Q” on it, and another featuring Trump promising to take on the “Satanists” and “pedos.” The former president has become more overt about his attempts to promote...
    Former President Donald Trump shared a video on his Truth Social account laced with QAnon conspiracy monograms and other symbols. Accompanied by background music, the video shared a litany of memes glorifying Trump and, at times, painting him as a messianic figure while lamenting his 2020 loss at the hands of President Joe Biden. Trump has ratcheted up his trafficking in the controversial conspiracy theory in recent days, drawing sharp criticism from politicos. WATCH: DAUGHTER BLAMES QANON AFTER FATHER SHOOTS FAMILY, KILLS MOTHER A user by the name of Dragonheart7 shared the QAnon-laced video with a series of emojis, saying, "IF YOU KNOW THE ABOVE HINT YES HE WILL," in an apparent nod to Trump vying for reelection in 2024. The video, which Trump shared with his 4 million-plus followers, begins with an image of a giant “Q” superimposed over his face alongside the text: "Information Warfare. It's time to wake up." Other memes shared in the roughly one-minute video hail Trump as "God's greatest warrior" and the "greatest president in modern history." It contains...
    Like many high-profile candidates for office before him, Mark Finchem—the Republican nominee for Arizona secretary of state—headed to California for a fundraiser last weekend. Unlike basically any other high-profile candidate for office, Finchem had his fundraiser co-hosted by a self-identified “truther” who adheres to the QAnon conspiracy theory and has spent years propagating baseless lies like the Sandy Hook shooting being a staged “false flag” and Sept. 11 being an “inside job.” On Sunday night, Finchem traveled to Newport Beach—a bastion of Trump-tinged red in otherwise deep blue Southern California—for a fundraiser headlined by two fixtures of the far-right event circuit: Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn. The political world is well acquainted with those two ex-Trump advisers and their long records of incendiary statements and views. Less widely known, however, are those of the Newport Beach event’s co-host, Nicole Nogrady. An ex-actor turned photographer and massage therapist, Nogrady was listed on the public advertisement for the Finchem fundraiser—promoted on his official campaign Twitter account—as a co-host, an honor that typically signals a meaningful level of personal involvement with a...
    A Pennsylvania man wearing a rainbow clown wig was arrested after walking into a Dairy Queen with a loaded handgun and told police he was looking to make former President Donald Trump 'king of the United States.'  Jan V. Stawovy, 61, was intercepted by police at the Delmont ice cream parlor on Saturday after responding to reports of an erratic driver wearing unusual clothes like a bright yellow safety vest and a rainbow wig. Stawovy was found to have two more loaded handguns in his car and 62 rounds of ammunition which were seized by police. He has now been charged the man with firearms not to be carried without a license, person not to possess, terroristic threats and disorderly conduct. Stawovy told investigators after the incident that he was 'undercover' and had the guns to protect himself from 'drug traffickers' and also indicated he intended to kill 'Democrats and liberals.' Police also said in a news release that Stawovy told them he wanted to 'restore Trump to President king of the United States.'  Jan Stawovy, 61, entered a Pennsylvania...
    Cynthia Abcug, 50, was convicted of second-degree kidnapping after she was charged with plotting with QAnon supporters to abduct her son from foster care The Parker, Colorado, mom who subjected her son to medical child abuse known as Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy was convicted of a plot to kidnap her 7-year-old with the help of QAnon supporters. A Douglas County jury found Cynthia Lee Abcug, 53, guilty of conspiracy to commit second-degree kidnapping and child abuse last week.  The child was removed from the her home in 2019 by child welfare authorities after an investigation found that she had jeopardized the health of her son due to the Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy after an investigation. Munchausen syndrome is a mental illness whereby a parent or caretaker sickens a child or makes up symptoms to make the child look sick. Abcug claimed that her son suffered from seizures, heart problems and other ailments, despite multiple tests and medical examinations from doctors that found nothing wrong with him. Two doctors testified at the trial that the mother had fabricated his condition. 'While...
    'Q,' the leader of the QAnon movement, who promoted the theory that the world is controlled by Satan-worshiping cannibalistic child molesters has reemerged, posting online for the first time in two years. 'Shall we play a game once more,' the shadowy figure behind the global movement posted Friday night on the online chat form 8kun, which was formally 8chan. Followers recognized the post from the original Q's unique signature on the forum. Although his identity has never been revealed, linguistic researchers believe Q is computer entrepreneur Ron Watkins, the founder of the internet chat space. After a nearly two year hiatus, Q of QAnon infamy is posting again. pic.twitter.com/wR3PQXrCsV— Will Sommer (@willsommer) June 25, 2022 Ron Watkins, pictured here, is widely believed to be the man behind the Q postings on the 8kun online forum His cryptic messages on 8kun created a global movement pushed the conspiracy theory that Donald Trump was recruited by the military to bring down the imagined Satanistic cabal. QAnon followers were part of the group of insurgents who stormed the Capitol Building on January 6 to...
    Brand-new Republican Congresswoman Mayra Flores was none too happy on Thursday when Fox News anchors Sandra Smith and John Roberts tried to ask her about her past support for the unhinged conspiracy theory QAnon, chastising the hosts to “stay focused on the issues that matter.” Besides attempting to repeatedly change the subject, Flores also suggested that her use of QAnon hashtags in social media posts indicated her opposition to the conspiracy, whose adherents believe a cabal of Satanic Democratic elites run a murderous child sex ring. Flores, who won a special election this month to flip a Democratic-held House district in Texas, repeatedly used various QAnon hashtags—such as #WWG1WGA—in posts on social media, including in a Facebook political ad. Besides spreading QAnon conspiracies in now-deleted tweets, Flores also peddled bogus claims that far-left activists were actually responsible for the violence at the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Though Fox News largely ignored her promotion of QAnon when initially touting her victory as further proof of a coming “red wave” for Republicans, Smith and Roberts took time at the end of...
    On Tuesday, June 21, Rusty Bowers — the conservative Republican who serves as speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives — testified at one of the hearings being held by the January 6 select committee. Bowers recalled his refusal to promote the Big Lie following the 2020 presidential election and the abuse from MAGA extremists that he suffered because of it — abuse that included being falsely accused of being a “pedophile.” Journalist Ali Breland, in an article published by Mother Jones on June 21, points to Bowers’ experiences as a prime example of the type of tactics that QAnon extremists and far-right conspiracy theorists will resort to if a politician stands up to former President Donald Trump and the MAGA movement in any way. And Breland emphasizes that QAnon won’t hesitate to go after Republicans as well as Democrats. “For years, ‘pedophile,’ often shortened to ‘pedo,’ was used as semi-ironic 4Chan shorthand for anyone internet trolls thought was a weirdo,” Breland explains. “More recently, QAnon’s misplaced ‘save the children’ paranoia has helped this sentiment germinate among the non-4Chan...
    The QAnon-obsessed father brainwashed by conspiracy theories who allegedly killed his children with a spearfishing gun because he believed they had serpent DNA admitted in a handwritten letter that he was 'delusional.' In the two-page letter viewed by PEOPLE, Matthew Taylor Coleman had written to a friend about what has been going through his mind in the 10 months since he was locked up for the murder of his two children in August 2021.  'I was deceived,' Coleman wrote in the letter from an undisclosed federal prison in California. 'I was deceiving myself. I know now that the [reptile] DNA thing was a delusion in my own mind. I made myself believe something that wasn't there.'   Coleman has confessed to killing his son Kaleo, 2, and daughter Roxy, 10 months, by shooting them in the heart with a spear gun after driving to Rosalito, Mexico, from their home in Santa Barbara, California. He has been charged with two counts of foreign first-degree murder of United States nationals, and has pleaded not guilty. A court hearing scheduled for May has been...
    QAnon loyalists, COVID deniers, neo-Nazis and a former American president: The list of people banned from Twitter is long, but their exile could soon come to an end if Elon Musk’s $44 billion offer for the platform is approved. Musk, the world’s richest man and the owner of SpaceX and Tesla, calls himself a free speech absolutist who believes in allowing any content that doesn’t run afoul of the law. While Musk hasn’t offered specifics about how he would run the platform, his musings are prompting celebrations from some of those muzzled by Twitter, even as they alarm internet safety experts who predict a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation about topics like vaccines and elections. “There’s no reason why these folks wouldn’t want to be in this space,” said Jaime Longoria, manager of research and training at the Disinfo Defense League, a non-profit that works with local organizations to combat the effects of misinformation. “Ultimately I think Elon’s premise to save the public square is going to create a square that nobody wants to be in.” From former...
    The Qronicles is a series that will collect some of the news, videos, and general mis/disinformation roiling around the conspiracy world of QAnon. You can cringe, you can laugh, but these folks are organizing and showing up at the polls! Elon Musk bought Twitter, if you hadn’t heard. As you might imagine, this has shaQen (pow!) the Q-averse! (Shazam!) Let me walk that back. Elon Musk may have bought a controlling share of Twitter. He may still step away from it. It’s hard to know. But Queue you know who does? xMusk=44 bought Twitter=444 for $44 billion 4 years 4 months 4 days after originally planting the seed. pic.twitter.com/UIJUPpko7C— Brother Berg (@extracapsa) April 25, 2022 Think about it! You don’t understand the significance yet? xQAnon is now baking Elon Musk's tweets. ????‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/AtlPvSz7cD— Katie McCarthy (@ktmcc5) April 27, 2022 Think about it again! How about thinking about it this way? x"It's a scam." MAGA pastor/Trump cultist Shane Vaughn (aka "Professor Toto") claims that Twitter orchestrated its sale to Elon Musk just to "stop Truth Social." pic.twitter.com/4li1meNXPX— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch)...
    The son of an anti-government group’s leader is facing a dozen criminal charges for alleged sexual abuse of a child younger than twelve. Richard Solon Mack, 44, is the son of Richard Mack, founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. The CSPOA, according to the Anti-Defamation League, “is an anti-government extremist group whose primary purpose is to recruit sheriffs into the anti-government ‘patriot’ movement.” The movement and its founder have rubbed shoulders with conspiracy movements like QAnon, which falsely alleges a widespread pattern of child sex-trafficking. On Tuesday, the younger Mack was arrested on four counts each of incest, sodomy of a child younger than 12, and sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. He has since left a Warren County, Kentucky jail on a $150,025 cash bond. Mack’s lawyer, Travis Brown, said the charges were based on false allegations. “These charges and allegations against Mr. Mack are preposterous,” Brown told The Daily Beast. The elder Mack also asserted his son’s innocence. Reached by phone, Mack Sr. claimed his son’s ex-wife had filed false charges, leading...
    After the Jan. 6 insurrection, QAnon followers doubled down on their authoritarian beliefs and continued spreading within the ranks of the Republican Party. The long-running gradual consumption of the Republican Party by the authoritarian QAnon conspiracy cult is nearing the terminal takeover phase: A recent survey by Grid found 72 Republican candidates with varying levels of QAnon affiliation. The most salient fact, however, is not only is the cult presence growing, but not a single Republican in any capacity can be found who either denounces the trend or works in any other way than in concert with it. That reality is terrifying not just because QAnon has a long record of inspiring unhinged, violent behavior with its fantastically vile beliefs and rhetoric. Most of all, QAnon at its core is deeply eliminationist, with an agenda calling for the mass imprisonment and execution of mainstream Democrats for ostensibly running a global child-trafficking/pedophilia cult—which seamlessly fits the people being targeted by Fox News and mainstream Republicans as “groomers” for opposing the right-wing attacks on the LGTBQ community. Grid’s survey was based on...
    Comic and pundit Bill Maher joined NY Times “The Morning” newsletter author Dave Leonhardt and Duke Professor Nancy MacLean in bashing Republicans for being “obsessed with pedophilia.” On Friday night’s edition of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, the host asked his panel about the confluence of threads involving pedophilia that Republicans have been pulling on of late: newly-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s sentencing record, the “grooming” accusations they’ve begun lobbing at opponents like Disney, and the Qanon umbrella: MR. MAHER: All right, so I want to pick up on something I was talking about in the monologue, maybe this is not the most important issue in America, I don’t know. But I can’t take my eyes off it like a car accident. It’s this. It seems like in a very short time, the Republicans have become obsessed with pedophilia. And I remember when pedophilia was like the worst thing you could ever call somebody, a pedophile. And now it’s like casually thrown up, out by senators. What happened to my good friend from across the aisle? You know, I mean that...
    The joke's on who exactly? The Qronicles is a series that will collect some of the news, videos, and general mis/disinformation roiling around the conspiracy world of QAnon. You can cringe, you can laugh, but these folks are organizing and showing up at the polls! Since the last time we covered the world of QAnon, not a lot has changed. I mean, everything changes moment by moment in the world of far-fetched conspiracy theories, goalposts move, Rep. Madison Cawthorn tells some random dude on a podcast called Warrior Poet Society that GOP operatives in Washington, D.C., are doing blow and having orgies—literally. So, this Qweeq (boom), the word on the street is “orgyalphamalelegalisticjewishbankingconspiracyadocious”! Come along and find out what that means! [Spooky intriguing music plays] Let’s go over and see what InfoWars’ Alex Jones is up to. He’s sort of the original Q-conduit—before there was a “Q.” xAlex Jones says he is tired of people accusing Don Jr and him of being on cocaine. He says that Junior is just a high energy person and has become a great orator...
    Wednesday on “Deadline,” MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson accused Republican senators questioning Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson of “flogging” her with “crazy QAnon” conspiracies. Guest-host Alicia Menendez said, “Republican Judiciary Committee member Mike Lee said this on Fox today, ‘We deserve to get some answers regarding her pattern of low sentencing in this hearing. This doesn’t mean we’re attacking her character. I don’t think you could point to a single time when Republicans have used the politics of personal destruction on a Supreme Court nominee.’ Your reaction?” Johnson said, “It is a lie. It is all a lie. They’re all lying. And, look, this is probably the first time in my life that I quoted or paraphrased Clarence Thomas, but thirty years ago, we all remember Clarence Thomas said this is a high-tech lynching of nun uppity black man. This is not a lynching, but it is certainly a flogging. It is a flogging because the Republicans know they can’t stop Judge Brown Jackson from getting in. She’s going to end up on the Supreme Court. So the only thing...
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin and CNN Senior Political Correspondent Abby Phillip argued that Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) questioning of Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was an attempt to appeal to QAnon followers. Toobin said, “You have a judge here who’s been on the bench for ten years almost, and we had the entire half-hour of Sen. Hawley’s question about a single case where he got to recite the grisly details of, and say pedophilia over and over again. This is about appealing to the QAnon audience, this cult that is a big presence in Republican Party politics now, that is, where — Sen. Hawley is trying to ingratiate himself with that group and run for president with their support. This has very little to do with Judge Jackson, who, as has come out throughout the hearing today, is one of many judges who have found the sentencing guidelines in these child porn possession cases excessive. But I mean, that was really an extraordinary half-hour, all about a single case.” Phillip...
    Jimmy Kimmel made a strange discovery this week: He may have been arrested and replaced by a clone. Well, probably (definitely) not, but he has been put on the “Arrest and Execution List,” a compilation of celebrities and public figures that QAnon believers claim have been replaced by body doubles. “This is a list of all the celebrities and world leaders who have supposedly been arrested and/or executed,” Kimmel explained on Monday night, throwing up an image of the list. “It’s a long list. There are a couple of hundred names on it, from Queen Elizabeth to Joe Biden to Meryl Streep. And it turns out, you can see here, my name is on there too.” According to the list, Kimmel has been arrested and is “awaiting tribunal.” “I don’t know what that — what a way to find out though,” Kimmel said of his own fate, noting that he appears on the list after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is, according to QAnon, “in Guantanamo.” The list also claims that Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson and Oscar...
    Kari Lake, the longtime Phoenix-area news anchor turned Trump-backed candidate for Arizona governor, has been campaigning with a man who pleaded guilting to trying to hire a hitman to kill an FBI informant. Lake, who is no stranger to controversy, has previously been documented campaigning with QAnon followers and Nazi sympathizers. Salon documented Lake’s latest campaign scandal, noting that her campaign even paid the convicted felon, Kenneth Ulibarri, $2,000, according to recent filings. Igor Derysh reported that “Ulibarri, a repeat violent offender who pleaded guilty after the DOJ accused him of trying to hire a hitman to kill an FBI informant and an unrelated state charge of battery on a peace officer, spoke at Lake’s “Stand for Freedom” rally in Scottsdale last July.” Derysh notes Ulibarri “was introduced as a man who’s ‘been addicted to drugs, imprisoned, and totally hopeless’ before a ‘miracle came’ and he became a small business owner ‘on a mission to help others break free from addiction.’” Lake, who is running on a pro-law enforcement platform, was documented by CNN in November of 2021 for...
    Valerie Flynn, a sister-in-law to former Trump Administration National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, has filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against CNN. The lawsuit, reportedly filed on Wednesday, centers on a segment CNN aired last February that focused on a QAnon meeting that was attended by network correspondent Donie O’Sullivan. The segment showed numerous QAnon conspiracy theory followers discussing the election. QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansely was among them. At one point during the meeting, those in attendance harangued O’Sullivan and others for wearing masks. During the segment, CNN cut to a video of Flynn with his family at what the Daily Beast reported was a Fourth of July barbecue. The Flynn family in the video shared by CNN had their hands raised while they repeated the phrase, “Where We Go One, We Go All.” O’Sullivan, during the segment, pointed out that the phrase is commonly used by people who follow QAnon doctrine. CNN goes inside a gathering of QAnon followers. https://t.co/u7ZT0pokSo pic.twitter.com/C7fK6SPpWb — CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) February 5, 2021 According to Valerie Flynn, the video CNN shared of...
    Supporters of the QAnon cult are converging on Arizona ahead of Donald Trump's scheduled Saturday campaign rally, according to a new report. "Former President Donald Trump will hold his first rally of 2022 in Arizona on Saturday and it’s set to be packed with QAnon folks, both on stage and in the crowd," Vice reported Wednesday. Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem, who is running for Secretary of State, will address the audience as a "special guest speaker." Vice reported Finchem has "repeatedly shared QAnon conspiracies on social media and on QAnon-friendly podcasts and media platforms, and last year he headlined a major QAnon conference in Las Vegas. Joining Finchem on stage will be uber conspiracy theorist and pillow salesman Mike Lindell, who is so deeply enmeshed with the QAnon community at this point that it’s hard to separate his personal conspiracy theories about stolen elections from those spread by QAnon." Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is also scheduled to speak. Lake was photographed dining with Ron Watkins, who many believe is the mysterious "Q" behind the conspiracy theory. Watkins...
    A California surf school owner - who became a QAnon conspiracy theorist and allegedly murdered his two children with a spearfishing gun because he was convinced they had 'serpent DNA' - has written a letter to friends begging for forgiveness from jail before his trial.  Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, penned the jailhouse letter to an unidentified friend four months after being charged with killing his two kids — Kaleo, 2, and Roxy, ten months — at a Christian ranch in Rosarito, Mexico on August 9 after leaving the family's Santa Barbara home two day earlier in a van. He crossed the Southern border without his wife Abby's knowledge and was arrested upon his attempted return to the US. The family had initially planned a vacation trip together prior to the alleged murders.  'He's really despondent and hopeless,' a close family friend told PEOPLE. 'He's alone with his thoughts 24/7. He's reflecting on the mistakes he made in life and wondering if there's any chance for redemption.' 'He poured out his heart,' the source added. 'He begged for forgiveness, but says that...
    Pizzagate protester at a "Save the Children" rally outside 10 Downing Street in London on Oct. 10, 2020 When social media started blaring stories that online retailer Wayfair was secretly selling abducted children in the summer of 2020, it mostly elicited eyerolls and sarcastic responses. But those claims also generated real and lasting harm. As the BBC reported at the time, the posts started with a well-known QAnon conspiracy theorist singling out a group of cabinets with unusually high prices and claiming that they were "all listed with girls' names." That tweet was then picked up by a conspiracy subgroup on Reddit, where the story was quickly amplified with claims that the names associated with the oddly overpriced items matched those of missing girls or women.  For QAnon followers, this was a road well-traveled. After all, QAnon itself was nothing but an expansion of the debunked Pizzagate conspiracy. That conspiracy started with claims by disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his son that accused Democratic campaign manager John Podesta of cannibalism and engaging in Satanic rituals. It then pivoted to online supporters...
    The 'QAnon Shaman' who was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for his role in the January 6 riots is a failed actor who lived with mother, wrote two books about his New Age spiritual beliefs, and was kicked out of the military for refusing an anthrax vaccine. Jacob Chansley, the spear-carrying rioter whose horned fur hat, tattooed bare chest and face paint made him one of the more recognizable figures in the assault on the Capitol, was sentenced on Wednesday to 41 months in prison. Chansley, who pleaded guilty to a felony charge of obstructing an official proceeding, was among the first rioters to enter the building. He has acknowledged using a bullhorn to rile up the mob, offering thanks in a prayer while in the Senate for having the chance to get rid of traitors and scratching out a threatening note to Vice President Mike Pence saying, 'It's Only A Matter of Time. Justice Is Coming!' Chansley’s antics are a far cry from the life he had been hoping for when he graduated from Moon Valley...
    Jacob Chansley became a symbol of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection with his outlandish garb and spear-tipped flagpole. A federal judge just sentenced him to 41 months of federal prison time for his actions that day. When the first sentences were handed down in the earliest Jan. 6 insurrection cases—many of them involving less violent defendants accused of minor crimes—in late summer, many observers expressed concern that their relative lightness signaled similar treatment for the more serious cases. But the most recent sentences—particularly the 41-month sentence announced today for Jacob “QAnon Shaman” Chansley—should ameliorate those concerns considerably. Chansley, whose horned garb, spear-tipped American flagpole, and painted face made him one of the symbolic figures of the Capitol siege, was handed the sentence by U.S. District Senior Judge Royce Lamberth. Federal prosecutors had sought a 51-month sentence, but Lamberth imposed the lower end of the federal guidelines. He also allowed Chansley’s sentence to include the 10 months’ prison time he already has served. “What you did was terrible,” Lamberth told Chansley. “You made yourself the epitome of the riot.” Chansley, 34,...
    ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl’s headline-making new book, Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show, details attempts by prominent figures in Trumpworld to try and enlist Department of Defense officials in their effort to overturn the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Betrayal reports that Sidney Powell, a controversial lawyer who worked on the legal team of former President Donald Trump after the 2020 election, called Ezra Cohen-Watkins (a Trump appointee at the Pentagon) and tried to convince him to come to the aid of then-CIA Director Gina Haspel. “Gina Haspel has been hurt and taken into custody in Germany,” Powell reportedly told Cohen, pushing a QAnon-affiliated conspiracy theory regarding the CIA chief and the efforts to overturn the 2020 election. “You need to launch a special operations mission to get her.” The book explains that Powell believed that Haspel had been injured while on a secret CIA operation to seize a computer server related to the U.S. election and a company named Scytl. Karl explains: “The server, Powell claimed, contained evidence that hundreds of thousands, maybe millions,...
    An ex-member of the QAnon 'cult' that flocked to Dallas to 'see JFK Jr. come back to life' has lifted the lid on the 'ugly' reality of the 'resurrection' - claiming that followers nearly bankrupted themselves to be a part of the gathering, where kids and elderly people were left sleeping on the ground for hours while their self-appointed leader paraded around acting 'like Jesus Christ'.  Devoted QAnon follower Maureen McNamara was one of hundreds of conspiracy theorists who traveled to Texas earlier this month to gather at the spot where John F. Kennedy was killed in 1963 under the instruction of a man named Michael Brian Protzman, who predicted that the former President's son, JFK Jr., was going to be resurrected.  According to Protzman, the late JFK Jr. - who died in a plane crash in 1999 - was going to come back to life at 12:29pm, the same time that his father was killed, on November 2 and then announce plans to run for Vice President in 2024 alongside Donald Trump.  Q members flew from all around the world and...
    Former Fox News Anchor Kari Lake speaks during the Rally To Protect Our Elections conference on July 24, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Just when you thought no one could be more Trump than Trump, in walks Kari Lake, a toady MAGA fawner like no other. Proclaiming to “change the narrative,” the former FOX News anchor is running for Arizona governor with the same old GOP playbook—denying President Biden’s win, railing against mask and vaccine mandates, supporting QAnon, raging against what she calls “woke” culture, and publicly thanking a Nazi sympathizer for his support. Sounds like a Republican front-runner to me. And, of course, she’s endorsed by Herr Donald Trump.   Lake is frightening; she often and loudly uses her GOP dogwhistle. She has repeatedly called for Katie Hobbs, Arizona’s secretary of state and the likely Democratic candidate for governor, to be arrested after certifying the 2020 election. And during an August rally, she targeted journalists, calling them the “corrupt media,” saying many of them should be jailed for “lying about COVID, the election, the audit.”  x x YouTube Video Lake “came out of...
    Demi Lovato has inked an endorsement deal with the streaming site Gaia, which has been linked to a number of conspiracy theories regarding vaccinations, aliens, and reptile overlords. The 29-year-old singer last week took to Instagram to announce the partnership to more than 118 million followers, posing with a phone showcasing the app. 'Thrilled to be a @wearegaia ambassador,' Lovato said. 'Understanding the world around us (the known and the unknown) is so exciting to me! Check out my stories to learn more!' New partnership: Demi Lovato, 29, has inked an endorsement deal with the streaming site Gaia, which has been linked to a number of conspiracy theories regarding vaccinations, aliens, and reptile overlords The musical artist, who uses the pronouns they/them, has a page on the website - which has a monthly $11.99 membership fee - in which an episode about an 'ancient space program' is explored. Among the musical artist's 'handpicked favorite' programs are an anthology promoting the idea that Atlantis was authentic and that people are existing in the wake of a war between giants and 'reptilians,' according...
    QAnon followers who flocked to Dallas last Tuesday under the impression that JFK Jr. - who died in a plane crash in 1999 - was going to 'appear' and announce a vice presidential run with Donald Trump have refused to leave, now calling the Texas city their 'promised land.'  QAnon rapper Pryme Minister has reportedly offered property for the conspiracy theorists to set up a permanent headquarters near the infamous grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza - the site of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy,  Vice News first reported.  The group expected JFK Jr. to appear at 12.29 p.m. on November 2 - the time his father was shot dead - but when he failed to arrive, followers dashed off to the Rolling Stones concert at the Cotton Bowl instead.  The group now believes that JFK Jr. did, in fact, appear to them last Tuesday, apparently disguised as Keith Richards performing on stage.    Dozens of QAnon followers have been stationed at the site of JFK assassination in Dallas for a week after congregating on November 2 with the belief that...
    A mother who once dismissed COVID as a hoax became the first parent in her state to allow her young daughter to get vaccinated against the virus. Stacy Conrad, from Louisiana, said she previously subscribed to QAnon conspiracy theories dismissing the virus - but that she saw sense after her immunocompromised daughter Ella was unable to see friends for 18 months.  'In the very beginning, I kind of believed the hype that it was a conspiracy,' Stacy Conrad, an ex-QAnon conspiracy theorist, told CBS News' David Begnaud of her initial skepticism over the contagion, after her 10 year-old immunocompromised daughter, Ella, got the jab Wednesday.  Conrad had such an epiphany that Ella was the first child under 12 to receive her COVID shot in Louisiana on Wednesday, after the FDA approved the shot for kids aged five to 11.  The youngster was evidently delighted to receive the jab, and was filmed exclaiming: 'Oh my god, I have it in my body now, yay!,' afterwards.  Conrad revealed that she began to change her mind after a recent conversation with her husband,...
    Kari Lake, the longtime Phoenix-area news anchor turned Trump-backed candidate for Arizona governor, has been documented by CNN embracing far-right figures including QAnon conspiracy peddlers and Nazi sympathizers. Lake herself has made waves in the political arena after very publicly quitting her anchor job, pushing hard the “big lie” by former President Donald Trump that the 2020 election was stolen and even calling to imprison Arizona’s Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs – her potential general election opponent if both win their primaries. The current Republican Governor Doug Ducey, who rebuked Trump by certifying and arguing on behalf of the integrity of Arizona’s 2020 election, cannot run again as he is term-limited. CNN reported that Lake has been campaigning with various far-right figures including Ron Watkins, who is running for Congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District and played a key role in promoting the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory.  Watkins wrote in an October post on Telegram, “Just had dinner with Kari Lake, the next Governor of Arizona. She inspires me with her tenacity and willingness to lead the fight...
    (CNN)Kari Lake, the Arizona gubernatorial candidate recently endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has embraced fringe far-right figures in her campaign events, including publicly thanking a Nazi sympathizer for his support and appearing with figures linked to the QAnon conspiracy, a CNN KFile review of her appearances has found.At a campaign event in late August, Lake posed for a photo and video with far-right personalities Ethan Schmidt-Crockett, the founder of the AntiMaskersClub, who harassed a store specializing in wigs for cancer patients this summer because it required customers to wear masks, and Greyson Arnold, a Nazi sympathizer who has a history of making White nationalist, racist, antisemitic and pro-Nazi statements, including once calling Adolf Hitler "a complicated historical figure which many people misunderstand." "Anti-maskers club here with Kari Lake," said Schmidt-Crockett alongside Lake and Arnold in the video. "America First," they each said. After Arnold posted a photo of the trio on Twitter, Lake replied, "It was a pleasure to meet you, too." Fact-checking Kari Lake, serial promoter of election lies and early frontrunner in GOP primary for Arizona governorLake...
    A California middle school teacher was recorded telling students that Hunter Biden had sex with his niece and that hospitals are stealing babies from unvaccinated parents. In the seven-minute recording taken on October 18, the unidentified female history teacher at Anacapa Middle School in Ventura can be heard ranting at her eighth grade class on subjects ranging from vaccines and government, child pornography, the presidency - and even an alleged instance of incest by President Biden's son, Hunter Biden.  The teacher, whose wild theories are closely aligned with those of far-right group QAnon, also heavily implied to her students that Donald Trump is still president, according to mom Sarah Silikula, whose son recorded her outburst.  'People need to wake up and see the government has way too much power right now,' the educator can be heard saying in the clip.  'Hunter Biden, for example, is doing deals with China and Ukraine and all these places where he was funneling money illegally. 'He also had child pornography on his laptop. He was having sexual intercourse with his own niece.' Viacom CBS...
    Hundreds of QAnon supporters gathered on the infamous grassy knoll in Dallas on Tuesday in anticipation of the long-dead John F. Kennedy Jr. announcing he is alive and he will run as former President Donald Trump's vice presidential candidate in 2024. Pictures posted to social media by Steven Monacelli, the publisher of Protean magazine, showed scores of people gathered outside the AT&T Discovery Plaza in Dallas at around 8pm on Monday. Most were wearing shirts proudly displaying their support for Trump, with one women seen wearing a campaign-style T-shirt emblazoned with the words: 'Trump/JFK Jr.' The next day, crowds could be seen on the grassy knoll where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, as they eagerly awaited JFK Jr.'s return. They recited the Pledge of Allegiance at 12.29pm, expecting JFK Jr. to make his announcement at 12.30pm, and chanted, 'Let's Go Brandon,' a euphemism for ''F*** Joe Biden,' as they held a Trump/Kennedy flag. As Monacelli writes, they were there due to a 'popular QAnon theory recently' that 'JFK Jr., of the Kennedy family, will be making a...
    They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom! That line was the crescendo of an iconic speech from Mel Gibson in the (get ready to feel old) 1995 movie Braveheart. Over the weekend, another notable actor called back to that memorable monologue in truly bonkers fashion. Appearing at a QAnon event in Las Vegas aptly called the For God & Country Patriot Double Down, actor Jim Caviezel — best known for playing Jesus in The Passion of the Christ — took the stage and spewed conspiracy theories for an adoring crowd. The progressive Twitter account Patriot Takes shared footage from the event: Jim Caviezel gives a speech riddled with religious fanaticism and Q propaganda at the QAnon conference in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/9gugWfoyaG — PatriotTakes ???????? (@patriottakes) October 25, 2021 The actor repeated the William Wallace battle cry word-for-word (with a few slip ups). “Fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live — at least a while,” he said. “And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you have be willin’ to trade...
    Former national security adviser Michael Flynn tells Tucker Carlson the 'Deep State' represents 'the takeover of our system of government by a few to rule the many.' Interviewing Trump-adviser-turned-QAnon-cult-leader Michael Flynn on his daytime Fox Nation show on Monday, Tucker Carlson conducted a master class in Normalizing Far-Right Extremists for all of his right-wing cohorts. It had all the basic elements: claim normalcy for radical views and conspiracy theories, whitewash all evidence of the extremism, gaslight the audience by claiming real facts are falsehoods, and finally, elevate the extremist to heroic status for “daring to speak out.” There was no mention of QAnon—the authoritarian pro-Trump cult for whom Flynn has become the chief public figurehead, and from which Flynn manages to milk a substantial income—nor of Flynn’s involvement with the “Stop the Steal” rally that preceded the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection (which a gaslighting Carlson insists wasn’t an insurrection anyway). No mention of his remarks (less than convincingly retracted) endorsing a military coup against President Biden. Just a lot of dubious fluffing of his previous record, and whitewashing his current...
    A QAnon-obsessed dad who allegedly shot dead his two young children with a spear gun at a Christian resort in Mexico pleaded not guilty to the gruesome murders in a California court. The plea comes after Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, admitted to the FBI that he killed his two young kids just days after the 'heinous, cruel and depraved' act, according to court documents. Coleman had told the agents that 'he received visions and signs that his wife possessed serpent DNA and had passed it onto his children'.  He will remain in an undisclosed federal prison - after prosecutors at the US District Court in San Diego argued Coleman is a flight risk and a danger to others or himself - until his next hearing, which is scheduled for November 5.   Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce E Dudley said his not guilty plea last Wednesday was expected, even with the FBI's testimony. She told the Santa Barbara News-Press that 'a confession isn't the same as an admission of guilt'. QA-non-obsessed father-of-two Matthew Taylor Coleman (pictured in court sketch), 40, pleaded not guilty to...
    The most prominent Mormon politician in the United States, Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, has been vehemently critical of former President Donald Trump for refusing to denounce the extremist far-right QAnon cult. QAnon supporters who are religious are most likely to be White fundamentalist evangelicals, but according to Religion Dispatches reporter Cristina Rosetti, the movement has been making inroads with Mormons. Citing data by the Public Religion Research Institute in a recent article, Rosetti explains, "Earlier this year, PRRI offered statistics for the intersection of Q-belief and religion, noting that White evangelicals, Hispanic evangelicals and Mormons are most likely to believe the ideas espoused by Q. This includes 21% of Mormons who believe in QAnon, and 18% who specifically believe that 'the government, media and financial worlds in the U.S. are controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run a global child sex trafficking operation.'" In contrast to all the far-right White evangelical churches that have engaged in coronavirus denial during the COVID-19 pandemic and held dangerous superspreader events, many Mormon leaders have promoted safety. Rosetti observes, "Things...
    QAnon supporters have been targeting a Chicago hospital with a coordinated campaign to force them to treat a patient with Ivermectin.  Veronica Wolski, the QAnon supporter who was hospitalized two weeks ago after contracting COVID-19 and inspired a protest demanding that she be treated with Ivermectin, has died. A spokesperson for AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago has confirmed that Wolski passed away in the intensive care unit early Monday morning. She was 64.   QAnon supporter Veronica Wolski, 64, died early Monday from COVID-related pneumonia, two weeks after being hospitalized and demanding Ivermectin Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood released a statement confirming Wolski's death, which he called a 'medical murder'  Wolski died at AMITA Health hospital in Chicago after succumbing to pneumonia  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Wolski's cause of death was pneumonia resulting from COVID, with a thyroid disorder as a contributing factor, reported Chicago Tribune. Her manner of death was determined to have been natural.   Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood released a statement on the social media platform Telegram that Wolski 'saw the face of...
     A QAnon-obsessed killer dad who allegedly used a spear gun to fatally shoot both his children was handcuffed and dressed in a prison-issued jumpsuit as he was indicted by a federal grand jury for the 'heinous, cruel and depraved' crime. Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, appeared in federal court in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday after he was charged with two counts of foreign first-degree murder of United States nationals. 'By law, the charges are eligible for death penalty,' the news release from the attorney's office read.  The new sketches illustrate the straight-faced Coleman standing for his hearing at a courtroom in the Royal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles. Coleman, a surf school owner, killed his children two-year-old son Kaleo and ten-month-old daughter Roxy after leaving their Santa Barbara home on Saturday and killing them at a ranch in Mexico two days later, without his wife's knowledge. Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, stands for his hearing at the Royal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles  The court sketches revealed a straight-faced Coleman standing handcuffed in front of the judge...
    QAnon supporters have been targeting a Chicago hospital with a coordinated campaign to force them to treat a patient with ivermectin.  Veronica Wolski was hospitalized two weeks ago after contracting COVID-19 and demanded her doctor give her ivermectin. She was refused, according to social media posts by Wolski that were reviewed by Vice.   Wolski is known for posting anti-vaccine and QAnon conspiracies from a bridge in Chicago on social media. Veronica Wolski was hospitalized two weeks ago after contracting COVID-19 and demanded her doctor give her ivermectin. which she was refused, according to social media posts She is a patient at AMITA Resurrection Hospital in Northwest Chicago and the hospital has faced harassment, including floods of phone calls and in-person protests, for denying Wolski the ivermectin.   Ivermectin is an FDA prescription used to treat certain infections caused by parasites. It is not authorized or approved by the FDA for prevention or treatment of COVID-19, and the FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Medical Association and the drug manufacturer have warned against using it to treat COVID-19. The...
    A QAnon-obsessed killer dad who allegedly used a spear gun to fatally shoot both his children, was indicted by a federal grand jury for the crime Wednesday morning. Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, was charged with two counts of foreign first-degree murder of United States nationals. 'By law, the charges are eligible for death penalty,' the news release from the attorney's office read. The Attorney General will decide at a later date whether Coleman will receive the punishment, according to the court documents. If the Attorney General decides against the death penalty Coleman's maximum sentence would be life in prison with a fine of up to $250,000. Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, was charged with two counts of foreign first-degree murder of United States nationals after shooting his two-year-old son Kaleo and 10-month-old daughter Roxy to death with a spear gun. The charge makes him eligible for the death penalty Coleman admitted to murdering his son Kaleo (left), two, and daughter Roxy (right), 10 months. The court documents also noted that Coleman thought he 'was saving the world from monsters'...
    Supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory recently launched a protest to demand an ill COVID patient be treated with the controversial livestock drug, Ivermectin. According to The Chicago Sun Times, QAnon backers targeted the Amita Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago as a small group of conspiracy theorists flooded the medical facility with phone calls while others held an in-person protest. The group demanded that doctors use Ivermectin to treat one of their QAnon allies who is currently hospitalized with COVID. Over the last few weeks, Ivermectin has led to heightened controversy as it is not a conventional form of treatment for COVID. The publication reports: "The supporters are demanding that doctors give a hospitalized ally ivermectin, a medication approved for treating parasites in both humans and animals that has garnered huge interest in recent weeks, with the vaccine-averse increasingly touting it as a groundbreaking coronavirus treatment." L. Lin Wood, the conspiracy theorist attorney who aided former President Donald Trump in his efforts to overturn the presidential election, is among the group of individuals who participated in the...
    MAGA Republican Fred Lowry — a far-right Christian fundamentalist, conspiracy theorist and QAnon supporter who serves on the Volusia County Council — has been one of Central Florida's most unhinged COVID-19 deniers, railing against social distancing measures, slamming Dr. Anthony Fauci as "Dr. Falsey" and claiming numerous times that the pandemic is a hoax. And now, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the 66-year-old Lowry is hospitalized with COVID-19. During a September 7 meeting, Volusia County Chairman Jeff Brower announced, "He is in the hospital wrestling with COVID-19" — and Volusia County Councilwoman Billie Wheeler said of Lowry, "He's pretty darned sick." Wheeler told the News-Journal, "He has been sick for around two weeks and got the antibody (treatment) last Friday and went to the emergency room late last night." According to Brower, Lowry was being treated for double pneumonia in the hospital. Brower told the News-Journal. "He had pneumonia a couple years ago; so, his lungs were already pretty beat." Nonetheless, doctors hoped that Lowry would be well enough to go home by this Thursday, September 9. Lowry is...
    The American criminal justice system recognizes “insanity” as a legal term of art. In its most familiar context, a defense of “not guilty by reason of insanity” implies the perpetrator of a crime was incapable of formulating the intent to commit the crime. As explained by the Legal Information Institute of Cornell Law School, the principle underlying this defense “is that the behavior of a defendant who is not acting as a free moral agent is not worthy of social condemnation through the institution of punishment.” As reported by Neil Vigdor, writing for The New York Times, the pro-Trump internet cult known as QAnon appears likely to spawn an entirely new subset of legal scholarship regarding the insanity defense. A California surfing instructor confessed to killing his two children with a spearfishing gun after abducting them, telling investigators that his belief in the conspiracy theories known as QAnon made him do it, the authorities said on Wednesday. Matthew Taylor Coleman, the 40-year-old founder of Lovewater, a surfing school in Santa Barbara, California, allegedly abducted his 2-year-old son and 10-month-old daughter and transported...