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Mayor Pete Alleged Accuser Says Conservatives Promised Him ‘Any House I Wanted’ to Falsely Claim Buttigieg Raped Him

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A Michigan college student whose name was used in an embarrassingly bad attempt to smear Pete Buttigieg says two far right conservative activists promised him a house in exchange for going along with accusations of rape against the Democratic presidential candidate.

In a Medium post published under the name Hunter Kelly, which has since been blocked by Medium, “Mayor Pete” was falsely accused of raping Kelly after supposedly meeting him in a Washington, D.C. hotel bar. The post says Kelly awoke in a hotel room after having been sexually assaulted.

Kelly, 19, now denies ever meeting Buttigieg, and denies even ever being in D.C. before this week.

So, it’s all false, of course, as The Daily Beast reports the two men behind the illegal scheme are notorious con men Jack Burkman (photo left) and Jacob Wohl (photo right.)

It seems, according to The Daily Beast, that “Kelly says smear merchants Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman tricked him into being part of a hoax,” The Daily Beast reports, noting he was flown out to D.C. to discuss it.

“For a week, Wohl had been attempting to find gay Republicans who would levy accusations against Buttigieg,” the story goes. “Kelly appears to be the only one who took the bait.”

Kelly expressed concerns, but later Burkman told him he was a “‘star’ and people are eating me up.”

“Burkman and Wohl tried to calm him down by promising to purchase ‘any house I wanted’ and insisting that his family would ‘get over it,'” Kelly says.

As Kelly’s regret and protestations grew, “the duo turned to intimidation, telling him that backing out and leaving was ‘not an option.'”

Kelly says the post was made without his permission and says he did not write it.

“Jack Burkman may have promised me a lavish lifestyle, but at a price that would cost me the two most important things to me: honesty and integrity,” Kelly now says. “Had I gone forward with this despicable scheme they concocted, I would have lost both of those things and became another one of their useless pawns.”

Meanwhile, Huffpost calls Wohl a “fringe-right grifter” who “allegedly made terroristic threats against himself while harassing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Burkman a “conspiracy theorist.”

Here the two men are in a failed press conference in which they allegedly were to present a woman who allegedly was to have claimed to have credible accusations against Robert Mueller. (She did not show up.)

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Hitler-Praising Congresswoman’s Husband Owns Anti-Government Extremist Truck Parked Outside Capitol on Jan. 6: Report

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On January 5 U.S. Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) praised Hitler as she was speaking to an anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ right wing mothers group at an event in Washington, D.C. On January 6 – the day MAGA cultists stormed the capitol in an armed insurrection – her husband, a Republican state lawmaker, parked his pickup truck, emblazoned with an anti-government extremist group’s logo, at the U.S. Capitol.

All this is according to a report at The Daily Beast, which reveals Congresswoman Miller’s husband, who is an elected member of the Illinois House of Representatives, “conceded the truck belonged to him even as he pleaded ignorance about the militia group.”

The “militia” group is the Three Percenters, one of hundreds of anti-government extremist groups, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. These groups promote QAnon cultism, expanding “gun rights,” and the “Big Lie” that Donald Trump won re-election.

“Army friend gave me decal,” Millers husband, Chris Miller, told The Daily Beast via email. “Thought it was a cool decal. Took it off because of negative pub.”

The Beast reports Miller “says he ‘never was member’ of the militia and ‘didn’t know anything about 3% till fake news started this fake story and read about them.'”

Here’s video from Congresswoman Miller’s January 5 speech in which she praised Hitler. She later was forced to apologize after calls for her resignation.

This was posted to Chris Miller’s Facebook page:

Celebrating this exceptional country with our friends and family here in Coles County and Charleston, Illinois. It was great to see everyone in Mattoon this morning!!

Posted by State Representative Chris Miller – Illinois District 110 on Thursday, July 4, 2019

As The Daily Beast notes, their report is based on research from capitolhunters, a Twitter account that has been tracking down participants in the January 6 insurrection.

Here’s the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League:

You can read the full report at The Daily Beast.

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Anti-LGBTQ Religious-Right Christian Nationalist Home-School Activist and Anti-Masker Launches Congressional Bid

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Christian nationalist home-schooling advocate, author, and podcaster Heidi St. John launched a run for U.S. Congress Sunday in Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District, where incumbent Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler became a target of supporters of former President Donald Trump after voting for his impeachment in January and revealing damning details about a phone call between Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that took place during the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

A week prior to the launch of her congressional bid, St. John took to Facebook to post, “Trump now knows who his enemies are in the REPUBLICAN party. And so do we. Silver lining of the shampeachment.  The RINOS need to GO!!  #acquitted.”

St. John calls herself “The Busy Mom” on Facebook, hosts a daily “Off the Bench” podcast, publishes a blog, and runs a ministry for mothers that promotes her book “Becoming Mom Strong.” She is an ally of Alliance Defending Freedom President Michael Farris and has spoken at the church of religious-right activist pastor Jack Hibbs in California. Rick Green, host of the “WallBuilders Live!” radio program, was a recent guest on her podcast, which she said gets about a million downloads per month.

St. John urges parents to pull their children out of public schools, which she refers to as “government indoctrination centers” that promote “garbage sexual ideologies” and a “weird era of transgenderism.” She said on a recent podcast that gender confirmation surgery should be illegal and that doctors who perform it are “criminals.”

St. John charges that the COVID-19 coronavirus was “weaponized” to create fear by the media and Democrats who saw the virus as an opportunity to hurt Trump’s reelection chances. She urges people not to be mask-wearing “sheep” and to take off their masks. In a Jan. 18 video, she said that Christians’ job is to proclaim truth, adding, “That’s why I don’t do the mask. It’s B.S. of the highest order.”

In a Jan. 9 Facebook video, she declared, “This nation is a Christian nation” while denouncing people who criticized Trump’s religious-right supporters as Christian nationalists or as being part of a Trump-worshiping cult. She said the idea that Trump incited the Jan. 6 violence at the Capitol was “a lie that the left is pushing.” She also said that “social justice is a lie from the pit of hell.”

Before Inauguration Day, St. John appeared to be hoping for a miracle that would keep Trump in power. A Jan. 12 Facebook post read, “’It’s all over’? Then along came David with his sling shot. God decides when it’s over.”

In an Inauguration Day blog post she wrote, “My heart is breaking for our Republic today. I know many of you are grieving with me. I am still in disbelief that the left pulled off the greatest vote heist in American history.”

St. John appeared on Wisconsin pastor David Fiorazo’s “Stand Up for the  Truth” podcast on Feb. 4, where she said, “I’m hoping that in 2022 there’s a red wave in this country like we’ve never seen, and not just a red wave—a Christian red wave.”

 

This article was originally published at Right Wing Watch and is re-published here by permission.
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‘Russian Ron’ Johnson Blasted as ‘Domestic Terrorist Apologist’ for Blaming Insurrection on ‘Fake Trump Protesters’

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U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) used his time during Tuesday’s first  joint Senate hearing on the January 6 insurrection to publicly suggest “provocateurs” from Antifa, and “fake Trump supporters” were responsible for the attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five Americans dead, and led to the deaths of several other law enforcement officers. In reality, the thousands who protested and stormed the Capitol were almost exclusively Trump supporters.

Johnson read aloud a column from the far right wing website The Federalist, which is known for its disinformation and conspiracy theories.

That column claims that among those ho participated were “Fake Trump protesters. A few young men wearing Trump or MAGA hats backwards and who did not fit in with the rest of the crowd in terms of their actions and demeanor, whom I presumed to be Antifa or other leftist agitators.”

Johnson, who is running for re-election next year, is all too well-known as one of the eight Republicans who spent the Fourth of July in Moscow in 2018, and came back minimizing te extent of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Here are Johnson’s remarks from Tuesday’s hearings.

The response to Johnson’s disinformation  was immediate and palpable. Many are extremely angry.

 

 

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