Tag: Donald Trump

ACLU v Kobach Trial Ends With Confession From Trump’s Vote-Thief-in-Chief

Greg Palast 

ACLU v Kobach trial ends with Trump’s vote “sheriff” confessing via deposition of scheme given to Trump to block new voters nationwide.

Kobach Deposition_Page 10 and 11
[Pages 10 and 11 of Kris Kobach’s deposition — see the full redacted deposition here.]

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach blocked ONE IN SEVEN Kansans from registering to vote because they could not provide passports or certified birth certificates. Almost all those blocked were new young voters and older poor voters — i.e. Democrats.

Kobach could not identify a single one of these as a non-citizen.

This blockade of mostly Democratic voters is justified by Kobach’s (and Donald Trump’s) claim that the number of non-citizen voters he found (5 over twenty years out of a BILLION ballots cast), is just the “tip of the iceberg.”

Dale Ho of the ACLU ended his closing argument: “The iceberg, on close inspection, your honor, is more of an ice cube.” …more

Trump’s Alien Voter Claim Goes To Court
Kobach Rule That Blocks 1 in 7 New Voters Could Decide 2018 & 2020 Races

Greg Palast  for Alternet

The mainstream media has simply missed the voting rights trial whose outcome could unleash the newest mass vote suppression weapon, the invention of Donald Trump’s chief vote suppression tactician, Kris Kobach of Kansas.

Clip from Palast’s film The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

On Tuesday, the trial of the lawsuit by the League of Women Voters against Kobach, Kansas’ Republican Secretary of State, began in a Kansas City courtroom. The League has sued to block the state’s law, drafted by Kobach, requiring all new voters to show proof of citizenship.

Kobach’s law has blocked an astonishing 1 in 7 new registrants from voting in the state because they did not …more

The Nunes Memo And The Regressive Progressive Rhetoric It Spawned

Greg Palast 

By Greg Palast with Dennis J. Bernstein

When the FBI applied to the rubber-stamp FISA court for a warrant to surveil Trump associate Carter Page they were more than a little economical with the truth. Basing their warrant request, in part, on information contained in the now-infamous Fusion GPS dossier, they omitted to mention that …more

The “Steele Dossier” …On Greg Palast
Nunes Memo Reveals True Threat To Civil Liberties

Greg Palast 

Do we hate Trump so much we cheer the FBI, the monstrous secret FISA star chamber, and the surveillance horror show exposed by Snowden? When they come for you, will they use your own words of praise for Gestapo Lite?

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The FBI should have disclosed to the court that the Steele dossier was originally paid for by Paul “The Vulture” Singer — who has a record of creating what James Comey himself calls “salacious and unverifiable” files on his enemies.

I know, Singer created a dossier on me. …more

Wilbur Ross: Heart of Coal

Greg Palast 

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Mrs (#3)
Image: Our 79-year-old Secretary with Mrs. Ross (#3). Dig the Stubb-Wootton slippers he’s sporting — with the Commerce Departments logo embossed on top! ($600, no logo.)

I’ve met Trump’s billionaire Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the one who forgot to sell his tanker partnership with the Russians before being sworn into office — a venture with Putin’s son-in-law, no less — as revealed by the Paradise Papers! It was just before Wilbur’s 2005 purchase of Sago Coal Mine of West Virginia through his International Coal Group. …more