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GOP Candidate for Governor Has Accepted Tens of Thousands of Dollars From White Nationalists

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Kickstarted His Career With Donation From Group Closely Tied to the Founder of the Modern Anti-Immigrant Movement

Kris Kobach, the Republican candidate for Kansas governor who boasts close ties to the Trump administration, has accepted money from white nationalists for more than a decade.

Financial disclosure records show Kobach, a strong influence on GOP immigration and voter suppression policies, has accepted thousands of dollars from white supremacist groups since launching his political career in 2004, reported The Guardian.

“The white supremacist guys, they love Kris Kobach because he can put on a suit, have the fancy degrees, and translate their ideas into something that is more palatable,” said Zachary Mueller, of the immigrant rights group America’s Voice.

Kobach, who is running in a close race against Democrat Laura Kelly, kickstarted his career with a $10,000 donation from US Immigration Reform PAC — which is closely tied to John Tanton, who’s known as the founder of the modern anti-immigrant movement.

“I’ve come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that,” Tanton wrote in 1993.

Tanton’s wife, Mary Lou Tanton, donated $2,000 to Kobach’s gubernatorial campaign.

Kobach has been endorsed by Peter Brimelow, the founder of the VDARE website, which has been described as “overtly racist” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and has received small donations totaling hundreds of dollars from VDARE contributor Paul Nachman.

The Republican candidate has also accepted donations from K.C. McAlpin, who heads the Tanton-founded US Inc publishing company, which produces the racist and anti-immigrant Social Contract Press.

Former U.S. Department of Homeland Security staffer Ian Smith, who was forced to resign over his anti-Semitic views and ties to white supremacists, also backs Kobach.

Three men identified by the Topeka-Capital Journal as white nationalists reportedly worked on Kobach’s campaign, which dismissed the allegation as baseless, and the GOP candidate’s spokeswoman denied he was racist or used racist language.

“I am black and I am his closest staff member,” said spokeswoman Danedri Herbert. “I spend more time with him than any member on his staff. He is not a racist.”

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Ivanka Trump Is ‘In Trouble’ Whether She Testifies or Not: Former Aide

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Ivanka Trump will “get herself in more trouble” as the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol probes her actions as a senior White House advisor.

“This morning, former President Trump kind of whining about the January 6th select committee after it asked his daughter Ivanka to speak with them,” CNN’s John Berman reported.

Berman noted Trump told the Washington Examiner, “It’s a very unfair situation for my children. Very, very unfair.”

For analysis, he interviewed Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former close friend of Melania Trump who worked on the 2017 inauguration and as a senior advisor to the first lady.

READ MORE: Ivanka Trump falling under scrutiny shows ‘puzzle pieces coming together’ in Jan. 6 probe

“Ivanka and his children have always played a large part in the falsification and fabrication of everything going on around Donald,” she said.

“And in this case, he is referring to her as a child, where in other cases she’s a senior adviser inside the White House. Which one is it?” Berman asked.

“You know, I think whatever plays best to which discussion you’re having or what role Ivanka wants to play, you can’t have it both ways,” he replied. “This time, unfortunately, it is going to catch up to them.”

“This is an insurrection, a coup attempt, this is something with a lot of evidence behind it. I mean, I always say, if things are in black and white, the truth will catch up to you and there is no way for Ivanka to distance herself from this with her role in the White House,” she explained.

“Do you think if she speaks to them voluntarily she will help her cause or get herself in more trouble?” Berman asked.

“I think Ivanka will get herself in more trouble regardless of whether she speaks or not,” she replied. “She doesn’t seem to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, whether under deposition or not. Either way, she is not turning against her father and her father is definitely not going to take the blame for Ivanka.”

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Trump Instructed Michael Cohen to Make Sure Don Jr. Went to Jail Instead of Ivanka

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According to a report from Business Insider, Michael Cohen admitted on Saturday that Donald Trump instructed him in 2012 to make sure that Don Trump Jr. be the one to take the fall instead of Ivanka Trump during an investigation by Manhattan’s district attorney into lying about property sales.

In an interview with MSNBC’s Alex Witt, Cohen recalled that the former president was concerned about Ivanka’s well-being if she was sentenced to jail and that Don Jr. would handle it better.

According to the report, Cohen told the MSNBC host, “You may recall that there was the district attorney’s case here for Trump Soho where it was either Don or Ivanka was in very big trouble as a result of lying about the number of units that had been sold.”

RELATED: ’She took that West Wing office!’: Ivanka Trump blasted for trying to ‘blow off’ Jan. 6 probe

“And Donald said it to me – I mean I wouldn’t say it if it wasn’t said directly to me – he goes ‘if one or the other has to go to prison, make sure that it’s Don because Don would be able to handle it, ” he continued.

Cohen later said that he doesn’t expect Ivanka to willingly appear before the House committee investigating the Jan 6th insurrection and claimed the first daughter would likely plead the 5th before explaining, “Ivanka is only interested in Ivanka.”

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Revealed: GOP Officials Made Damning Admissions Before Signing Forged Election Documents

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Some of the Republican officials who signed phony electoral certificates made damning admissions to a reporter in the days after Donald Trump lost the presidential election.

The House select committee is investigating efforts by state-level Republicans, overseen by Rudy Giuliani and other Trump campaign officials, to send “alternate” slates of electors to Congress, and those GOP officials told Politico’s Kyle Cheney they understood what they were doing was probably against the law.

“What I might want to do can be completely different from what we are legally capable of doing, does that make sense?” Michigan GOP elector Meshawn Maddock told Cheney by email in November 2020.

However, Maddock — who’s now co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party — ultimately joined other Michigan Republicans who signed the unofficial certificates, and a Georgia elector also suggested that she knew the scheme was sketchy.

READ: Republican who signed forged 2020 certification ran Russian-style troll farm that paid teens to post pro-Trump propaganda

“Bahahaha you think I’m going to respond to you?” Georgia GOP elector Cathy Latham told Cheney by email in late 2020. “You don’t know GA law. Read the Constitution.”

However, when pressed, Latham admitted she would go along with the scheme.

“I am [a] Republican elector for Trump,” Latham said. “I serve at the pleasure of the President and the GAGOP. I will serve when called and directed to cast my vote for Trump.”

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