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  • Wayne Simmons, Right Wing Media’s Benghazi Expert, Pleads Guilty To Fraud

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    Wayne Simmons

    Wayne Simmons, who presented himself as a national security expert and was a part of the conservative media push for a congressional investigation of the Benghazi attack, has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges.

    In an April 29 press release the Department of Justice noted that Simmons “falsely claimed he spent 27 years working for the Central Intelligence Agency” and had pleaded guilty “to major fraud against the government, wire fraud, and a firearms offense.”

    The release further noted, “Simmons admitted he defrauded the government in 2008 when he obtained work as a team leader in the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain Systems program, and again in 2010 when he was deployed to Afghanistan as a senior intelligence advisor on the International Security Assistance Force’s Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team.”

    Dana J. Boente, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said, “Simmons admitted he attempted to con his way into a position where he would have been called on to give real intelligence advice in a war zone. His fraud cost the government money, could have put American lives at risk, and was an insult to the real men and women of the intelligence community who provide tireless service to this country.”

    Simmons was a frequent guest on Fox News, appearing on the network dozens of times purporting to be a former CIA operative. In those appearances, Simmons regularly criticized Democrats on foreign policy and national security issues. In one instance, he said, “If the Democrats come into power in the United States and re-employ their vision of defense for this country, we will have 9-1-1s unabated.”

    Simmons was a member of Accuracy in Media’s (AIM) “Citizens' Commission” on Benghazi -- part of the conservative media’s ultimately successful push to get House Republicans to set up a panel to investigate the Benghazi attack. In that capacity, Simmons appeared on Fox and falsely claimed that the Obama administration had decided “to not rescue our former CIA operatives and our military” in Libya.

    When Simmons was first arrested for the fraud charges, AIM scrubbed references to his role from its website. Fox News acknowledged that he had appeared on the network as a “national security and terrorism expert,” but said he “was never employed by the channel and was never paid by Fox.”

  • Rush Limbaugh Attacks Trump Claim That GOP Delegate Selection Process Is “Rigged”

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    Rush Limbaugh ridiculed complaints that the Republican National Convention delegate selection process is rigged, a claim that has been repeatedly made by Donald Trump.

    In the last few weeks, Trump and his allies have made what the New York Times has characterized as “an aggressive effort to undermine the Republican nominating process by framing it as rigged and corrupt,” as rival candidate Ted Cruz has “outmaneuvered him in delegate contests in states like Colorado, North Dakota and Iowa.” The result of Cruz’s moves could result in Trump being short of the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the Republican presidential nomination.

    Trump complained, “Our Republican system is absolutely rigged. It’s a phony deal.” His campaign recently hired Roger Stone associate Paul Manafort to oversee efforts to keep delegates in line ahead of the convention. The Times said the hire was “a sign that Mr. Trump is intensifying his focus on delegate wrangling as his opponents mount a tenacious effort to deny him the 1,237 delegates he would need to secure the Republican nomination.”

    On the April 25 edition of The Rush Limbaugh Show, Limbaugh attacked claims that the process is being rigged or that the delegate fight is beyond traditional campaign activity.

    Limbaugh told his audience, “nobody is being cheated,” pointing out that “I'm really trying to get you to not think that this particular system is being rigged or you're being cheated. You're not, this is how politics is.”

    Limbaugh noted that the strategy being used by the Cruz campaign “has always been the way it happens,” adding, “There is nothing happening this year that has not happened before in terms of delegate selection, allocation or what have you.”

    He concluded, “I think you've got a lot of people in the media spreading all this, just to incite people, just to get them all fired up and charged up and just spread this narrative that there's cheating going on when either they don't understand it, or they want the fireworks, they want charged up and angry callers calling in raising hell for the sake of it, ratings or what have you.”

    Despite Limbaugh blaming “the media” for “spreading all this,” it has been Trump himself who has promoted and repeatedly made this claim about the delegate process.

    Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight notes that Trump’s complaints that the system is rigged have largely been echoed in the media, and have helped to increase support for him in polling of Republican primary voters.

  • New York Observer Reporter Quits Over Paper’s Cozy Relationship With Trump

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    Kushner, Trump

    A political reporter for the New York Observer has quit, citing the paper’s close relationship with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

    Ross Barkan, the paper’s national political reporter, made his announcement on his Twitter account, writing, “Personal news: I'm announcing today that my last day at the New York Observer will be April 27th.”

    Barkan told Politico that the Observer’s recent endorsement of Trump – along with The National Enquirerthe only papers to do so – was a factor in his decision: “It was a decision I’ve been wrestling with for more than a day and more than a week. I didn’t expect [the endorsement] was coming. It blindsided me.”

    Jared Kushner, the owner of the paper, is married to Ivanka Trump (Trump’s eldest daughter).

    Barkan also criticized Observer editor in chief Ken Kurson for helping Kushner write Trump’s March 21 AIPAC speech. Barkan said, “The AIPAC situation was very troubling. Anyone knows that an editor in chief should not be reviewing the speech of a presidential candidate. I don’t care if it’s Trump or Bernie Sanders.”

    He told Politico that the “AIPAC situation did not please” the rest of the Observer’s politics desk, including political editor Jill Jorgensen and reporter Will Bredderman.

    When it was first reported that the Observer had a hand in writing Trump’s speech, the Huffington Post noted that it “raises questions of conflict of interest given that he also oversees election coverage.” Kurson told Huffington Post: “It’s a complicated world and I don’t intend to let the eleven people who have appointed themselves the journalist police tell me, at age 47, how to behave or to whom I’m allowed to speak.”

    In 2014, ice cream shop manager and political science major Bill Gifford told the New York Times that Kurson had approached him to write “a smear piece” about New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is suing Trump over his controversial Trump University business.

    Gifford declined to write the piece, but the Observer later published a piece the Times described as “a searing, 7,000-word indictment of Mr. Schneiderman, portraying him as vindictive and politically opportunistic” that “also included a robust defense of Donald J. Trump.”

  • You Can See Mark Fuhrman On The People Vs O.J. Simpson... Or On Fox News

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    Last night, many people were surprised when I noted on Twitter that former Los Angeles police Detective Mark Fuhrman -- currently back in the news due to FX's dramatic miniseries The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story -- w­orks for Fox News. But it's true. Despite committing perjury and being caught on tape spewing racial epithets, Furhman got a gig on Fox News, which frequently hosts him to discuss racially charged news stories.

    Fuhrman, who was a witness for the prosecution during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, became toxic with the discovery of hours of audio tape of him using racial epithets. As New York Times television writer Danielle Henderson described them, "The Fuhrman tapes are deplorable, laden with racial epithets, confessions of coercion, and blatant bragging about how he's worked the system in order to victimize minorities."

    Fox News describes Fuhrman as "a forensic and crime scene expert for FOX News Channel" in his official biography, and while the network notes that he "served as a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detective for 20 years" and "was a witness in the O.J. Simpson trial," it omits any mention of the controversy over his racist comments that featured so heavily in the case.

    As laid out by the Philadelphia Inquirer during the trial, after Fuhrman testified as a witness for the prosecution about the evidence he had uncovered at the murder scene and at O.J. Simpson's home, defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey asked Fuhrman, "Do you use the word nigger in describing people?" Fuhrman responded "No, sir."

    Bailey followed up and asked him, "And you say on your oath that you have not addressed any black person as a nigger or spoken about black people as niggers in the past 10 years, Detective Fuhrman?" Fuhrman replied, "That's what I'm saying, sir."

    Concluding the line of questioning, Bailey asked Fuhrman, "So that anyone who comes to this court and quotes you as using that word in dealing with African-Americans would be a liar, would they not?" To which Fuhrman replied, "Yes, they would."

    In 1985, Fuhrman gave a recorded interview to aspiring screenwriter Laura McKinney, who was working on a screenplay about female police officers. During that interview, Fuhrman used the word "nigger" to refer to African-Americans 40 times. 

    As a result, during the Simpson trial, Fuhrman was widely condemned and even the prosecutor referred to him as a "bad cop"during closing arguments.

    In October of 1996, after Simpson had been acquitted of the double homicide, Fuhrman was charged with perjury, and he entered a plea of no contest, admitting that he had lied under oath about using the racial epithet. He was given probation and a fine, but no jail time. At the time, LAPD Chief Willie L. Williams said of Fuhrman: "The wounds that were opened up by his comments will take years for this department to overcome."

    After writing a series of true-crime books, Fuhrman resurfaced as part of the Fox News team. During Fuhrman's time on the network, Fox has used him as an expert voice on several racially charged incidents involving police:

    • Fuhrman told Fox News about the "people" he "dealt with" for 20 years who would "kill somebody and go have some chicken at KFC."
    • Fuhrman was invited on Fox to discuss the killing of black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
    • Fuhrman appeared on Fox to discuss the videotaped beating of a black man by white LAPD officers.
    • Fuhrman appeared on Fox's Kelly File to discuss protests in Ferguson, MO.
    • On Fox, discussing the arrest of a Muslim teen over a homemade clock, Fuhrman said, "I don't feel sorry for Ahmed ... He was passive aggressive."
    • On Fox, Fuhrman defended the actions of a school police officer who dragged and threw a black student across the floor.

    In addition to criminal justice issues, Fuhrman has also appeared on Fox to discuss the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare.

    On February 3, Megyn Kelly discussed The People Vs. O.J. Simpson on her show, The Kelly File. Kelly noted that Fuhrman was a "frequent guest on this show," but instead of hosting Fuhrman, she spoke with Simpson defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz. Discussing Fuhrman, Dershowitz said, "He's a smart guy, and I think he's rehabilitated himself. Look, he had a terrible past and did some terrible things and said some terrible things. He helped us win the case."

  • Fox's Dobbs Cites "Great Reporting" From Misogynist To Attack Michelle Fields

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    Fox Business host Lou Dobbs attacked conservative reporter Michelle Fields -- who has accused Donald Trump's campaign manager of physically assaulting her -- by citing the work of a misogynist who has excused rape.

    On the official Twitter account of Lou Dobbs Tonight, Dobbs linked to a post from the website Danger & Play, describing it as "Great Reporting." Conservative columnist Ann Coulter also promoted the post, writing, "It's beginning to look like Michelle Fields assaulted Trump."

    The story at Danger & Play, written by Mike Cernovich -- the owner of the site -- is an attack on former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields entitled, "How Michelle Fields Hoaxed Herself Into Mainstream Stardom."

    Fields has accused Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of pulling her to the ground at a Trump campaign event and leaving bruises on her arm.

    Cernovich's site publishes numerous articles, essays, and audio recordings that attack feminists, "SJWs," (social justice warriors) and dispute the validity of date rape claims. Some headlines from Danger & Play include "Matriarchy has Created a False Rape Culture" and "Feminists Don't Care About Rape."

    He also claims that anyone who "believe[s] in college rape culture" is "a gullible fool who believes feminists."

    On his Twitter accounts, @PlayDangerously and @Cernovich, Cernovich has published several tweets dismissing the possibility of date rape and expressing crass, misogynist thoughts:

    • "The hotter the sex, the more closely it resembles rape." [10/15/11]
    • "The only rape culture is Muslim rape culture." [3/9/15]
    • "A whore will let her friend ruin your life with a false rape case. So why should I care when women are raped?" [1/30/12]
    • "Have you guys ever tried 'raping' a girl without using force? Try it. It's basically impossible. Date rape does not exist." [8/11/12]
    • "How to tell if someone is a true player? There's a 100% chance he's had a pregnancy scare, and a 25% chance he's had a false rape scare." [10/19/11]
    • "Fat/ugly women seek out dominant men to abuse them. Then they seek sympathy from others." [7/2/14]

    Cernovich has written several articles professing admiration for Donald Trump, and says that he has written a book entitled The Rise of Trump that "is coming soon." His previous book, Danger & Play: Essays on Embracing Masculinity, touts itself as a book that "will show you how to become a more dominant man, develop a dominate mindset, lose fat, gain muscle, succeed in business, and meet women."

    The allegation has caused a split at Fox News. On-air personalities like Greg Gutfeld and Meghan McCain have publicly supported Fields, while Eric Bolling reportedly had his producer call the reporter to tell her she would no longer be invited on his show Cashin' In "because she is no longer 'impartial' to Trump." The show's senior producer denied the report and claimed he decided "to take it week by week."

    Fields has previously appeared on Lou Dobbs Tonight as a panelist for what Dobbs describes as "the A-Team," though not in the last few years, based on a Nexis search.

    In 2013, Dobbs said statistics showing that more women had become the economic breadwinners of their families were "concerning and troubling" and said the report indicated "society dissolv[ing] around us." A year later, Dobbs said he didn't see "anything controversial" about telling women not to drink in order to avoid sexual assault.

  • Fox News Cancels Republican Debate After Trump Announces He's Skipping It

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    Fox News has canceled the Republican presidential debate it planned to host this coming Monday in Salt Lake City after Donald Trump said he would not be attending, which led to Gov. John Kasich also declining to attend. From Bloomberg News:

    Trump's decision to skip the debate, and a subsequent announcement by Ohio Governor John Kasich that he would join Trump's boycott, led Fox News to cancel the debate set for Monday in Salt Lake City. Trump claimed to have been caught off guard by the event. "We've had enough debates," he said on the network Wednesday. "Nobody told me about it and I won't be there." He said skipping the debate would allow him to speak at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference running fromSunday to Tuesday in Washington.

    In a statement, Fox News executive vice president Michael Clemente confirmed the cancelation, explaining that "obviously, there needs to be more than one participant" to hold a debate.

    New York Magazine writer Gabriel Sherman noted, "Unprecedented how Fox lost control of debate story. Trump says on their air he's not debating. Then it leaks they canceled."

    While Fox has given Trump more interview airtime than any other Republican candidate, Trump has had a contentious relationship with the network over the course of the campaign.

    Trump has clashed with debate co-moderator Megyn Kelly, temporarily boycotted the network, skipped a debate due to Kelly's involvement, and has repeatedly criticized Fox News' coverage. He went on a Twitter tirade during Tuesday's primaries in which he called Kelly "crazy" and "unwatchable."

  • Fox's Erickson Reportedly Part Of Effort To Draft Third Party Anti-Trump Candidate

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    Fox News contributor and right-wing radio host Erick Erickson is reportedly part of a campaign to prevent Donald Trump from winning the Republican Party's presidential nomination, and if that fails, to draft a third-party candidate to run against him.

    Politico reports that Erickson is slated to attend a "closed-door meeting" this week in Washington, D.C. to work on the plan:

    The organizers of the meeting include Bill Wichterman, who was President George W. Bush's liaison to the conservative movement, Bob Fischer, a South Dakota businessman and longtime conservative convener, and Erick Erickson, the outspoken Trump opponent and conservative activist who founded RedState.com.

    "Please join other conservative leaders to strategize how to defeat Donald Trump for the Republican nomination," the three wrote in an invitation obtained by POLITICO that recently went out to conservative leaders, "and if he is the Republican nominee for president, to offer a true conservative candidate in the general election."

    Conservative media have been in a state of open civil war for months over Trump's potential candidacy. While some in the conservative media have come out directly opposed to the candidate, often under the banner of "Never Trump," others have been defending him and his actions while lashing out at the "establishment" within the Republican Party.

    Erickson has previously spoken out against Trump. He disinvited him from his RedState Gathering conference after Trump made sexist remarks about Fox host Megyn Kelly, and he called for a Cruz-Rubio unity ticket to block Trump's path to the nomination. 

  • As Breitbart Casts Doubt On Own Reporter's Assault Claim, She Reportedly Files Charges Against Trump Staffer

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    On the same day Breitbart News published a story casting doubt on its own reporter's account of being manhandled by Donald Trump's campaign manager, the Breitbart journalist in question reportedly filed charges against the Trump staffer.

    Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields alleged in a March 10 Breitbart.com piece that she was "grabbed" and "yanked" down while attempting to ask a question of Trump after his March 8 press conference. Washington Post reporter Ben Terris identified the alleged assailant as "Corey Lewandowski, Trump's 41-year-old campaign manager." Politico published audio of the incident, in which Terris identified Lewandowski as the assailant.

    The Daily Beast reported that "sources said Lewandowski acknowledged to Breitbart's Washington political editor, Matthew Boyle, that he did manhandle Fields." The Daily Beast also reported that its sources say Lewandowski explained his actions by indicating that "he and Fields had never met before and that he didn't recognize her as a Breitbart reporter, instead mistaking her for an adversarial member of the mainstream media." (The Trump campaign later sent The Washington Post an email exchange between Boyle and Lewandowski, in which Lewandowski denies talking to Boyle about the incident and Boyle responds that he had "nothing to do with" the Daily Beast article.)

    The Trump campaign said the accusation was "entirely false," and in a series of tweets Lewandowski also denied his involvement in the incident. Breitbart President and CEO Larry Solov released a statement saying they were "disappointed" in the response from the Trump campaign. Trump himself told reporters that "perhaps she made the story up."

    On her Twitter account, Fields posted a picture of her arm showing bruises from the incident, writing, "I guess these just magically appeared on me." She tagged both Lewandowski and Trump in her message. Fields also gave an interview to ABC News and said "it's been really hurtful, because obviously no one wants to be touched and violated like that." Breitbart editor-at-large Ben Shapiro called for Trump to fire Lewandowski "immediately."

    Breitbart News suspended its own reporter, Patrick Howley (who has a history of sexist comments directed at women), for now-deleted tweets that questioned whether Fields was telling the truth.

    But on March 11, Breitbart published a story casting doubt on Fields' and Terris' accounts of the incident. Joel B. Pollak wrote in his story that "New video of Donald Trump's press conference Tuesday evening shows that the Washington Post's account of an altercation involving Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields could not possibly have happened as Ben Terris reported." Pollak cited Lewandowski's "adamant denials" as evidence that "mistaken identity cannot be ruled out" and "is the likeliest explanation" for what happened.

    Terris rejected the premise of Pollak's story, telling the Washington Post's Erik Wemple, "I saw what I saw." He explained that his eyes were "trained on" Lewandowski during the entire incident because he was at the event to profile the Trump campaign team, focusing on Lewandowski. Terris also noted to Wemple that "this is Breitbart," calling into question the outlet's apparent decision to accept mistaken identity as an explanation for the incident simply based on the claims of Trump's campaign manager.

    In Wemple's story, Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, said, "As we said from the beginning, Corey Lewandowski was not involved." Wemple noted that her "statement appears to represent an admission from the campaign that the assault did indeed occur, contrary to Trump's statements from last night." The Trump campaign issued a follow-up press release again calling Fields' claim "entirely false" and linked to Pollak's story. Lewandowski also tweeted a link to the Pollak post.

    On the same day Pollak published his Breitbart.com story casting doubt on Fields' account, the conservative Independent Journal reported that Fields had "filed a report with the police department in Jupiter, Florida, which is the jurisdiction where the alleged incident occurred."

    According to CNN, Fields confirmed that "she filed charges against Corey Lewandowski Friday with the police department in Jupiter, Florida. Police in Jupiter said they were looking into misdemeanor battery allegations. The police report, obtained by CNNMoney, identifies the complainant as Fields, but does not name a suspect."

    Breitbart has consistently promoted Trump during the presidential campaign. A report from BuzzFeed said that "editors and writers at the outlet have privately complained since at least last year that the company's top management was allowing Trump to turn Breitbart into his own fan website," and that one editor said "he was told by an executive last year that the company had a financial arrangement with Trump."

  • White Nationalist Group Headed By "Peaceful Ethnic Cleansing" Leader Holding Pro-Trump Conference In D.C.

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    The National Policy Institute, a white nationalist "think tank," is holding an event focused on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. on March 5.

    In a report about the event from WUSA 9 (Washington, D.C.'s CBS affiliate), National Policy Institute president Richard Spencer said Trump is a figure "energizing" the white nationalist movement, noting, "He's fighting for us. He's saying we're going to be great again. We're going to win again. And there's this implicit identity to this. There's this implicit nationalism." He added, "I think he's evoking a lot of feelings amongst people, and I think implicit in what Donald Trump is doing is a conception of America as a European country."

    Trump's campaign has faced criticism for the candidate's failure to condemn the Ku Klux Klan in an interview with CNN after former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke endorsed Trump, as well as its decision to give press credentials to a pro-Confederate white nationalist radio show. Trump's candidacy has energized the white nationalist movement and put their ideas "firmly in the mainstream."

    Spencer told WUSA of Trump's handling of Duke: "He never said 'I condemn this.' He never said any of that. He said I disavow. And I think that's what he should say. The fact is Donald Trump is Donald Trump. He does not need to answer for David Duke."

    According to the National Policy Institute's (NPI) website, the event will consist of three addresses: "Trump and 'Generation Alt Right'," "The Trump Phenomenon and the Implicit White Revolt," and "Breaking Through To The Other Side."

    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) identifies Spencer as "one of the country's most successful young white nationalist leaders --a suit-and-tie version of the white supremacists of old, a kind of professional racist in khakis."

    Spencer has called for "peaceful ethnic cleansing" and described Martin Luther King Jr. as "a fraud and degenerate in his life" who "has become the symbol and cynosure of White Dispossession and the deconstruction of Occidental civilization." He also described immigration as "a kind a proxy war -- and maybe a last stand -- for White Americans, who are undergoing a painful recognition that, unless dramatic action is taken, their grandchildren will live in a country that is alien and hostile."

    The SPLC wrote that NPI was established with the mission "to elevate the consciousness of whites, ensure our biological and cultural continuity, and protect our civil rights." The group has opposed affirmative action and advocated "mass deportation" as a "viable solution to America's illegal immigration crisis."

    The event will also feature Ramzpaul (Paul Ray Ramsey), who the SPLC describes as a white nationalist who "has emerged as the hottest right-wing video blogger this side of former Klansman David Duke"; and Kevin MacDonald, who is considered the "neo-Nazi movement's favorite academic" and "published a trilogy that supposedly 'proves' that Jews are genetically driven to destroy Western societies."

  • Conspiracy Author With Bizarre Sexual Writings Elected GOP County Chair

    New County Chair Robert Morrow Co-Authored Book Last Year With Trump Ally Roger Stone



    Robert Morrow, who co-authored an anti-Clinton conspiracy book with Republican dirty trickster Roger Stone, has been elected chairman of the Republican Party in Travis County, Texas. Morrow is a fringe conspiracy theorist with a long trail of crude, racist, anti-LGBT, and misogynistic social media posts.

    Travis County includes Austin, the capital of Texas. Morrow was elected with 54 percent of the vote but party officials have already issued condemnations of his election.

    Vice chair Matt Mackowiak told the Texas Tribune, "We will explore every single option that exists, whether it be persuading him to resign, trying to force him to resign, constraining his power, removing his ability to spend money or resisting any attempt for him to access data or our social media account," adding, "I'm treating this as a coup and as a hostile takeover."

    The Austin American-Statesman reported that the current chairman, James Dickey, who lost to Stone, "believes most people who voted for Morrow did not know who either candidate was."

    Stone and Morrow co-authored The Clintons' War on Women, which claims to show "how Bill and Hillary Clinton systematically abused women and others -- sexually, physically, and psychologically -- in their scramble for power and wealth." The book is dedicated to -- and cites research from -- a Holocaust denier who blames a "Jewish plot" for the 9/11 attacks.

    In a tweet after Morrow's victory, Stone wrote, "I have inserted my man @RobMorroLiberty as Travis Co GOP Chairman."

    On his Twitter account, Morrow has pledged to "put my tongue up Barbara Bush's ass on national TV" if Clinton wins the presidency; called Clinton, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and CNN political commentator Ana Navarro a "cunt"; repeatedly wrote about "Hillary Clinton's pussy" and said she is "Cum Repellent Fullproof"; tweeted that "If Hillary AND Bill Clinton died of heart attacks, it would be a good day for the people of the world"; and wrote that Chelsea Clinton is a "whore."

    Media Matters documented in September that Morrow has wished death on Hillary Clinton and been visited by the Secret Service; posted bizarre sexual writings about the former secretary of state; called Chelsea Clinton a "slut" and imagined how she would "have sex one day" with Bill Clinton; posted about "niggers" and "pro-faggot JUDICIAL ACTIVISM"; and claimed the Bush and Clinton families were involved in murders and drug-running.

    Morrow also attacked Fox News host Megyn Kelly, writing on Facebook: "Megyn Kelly objectifying women with her titties about to pop out of her dress." After Stone was a no-show for a scheduled Fox News appearance, Morrow wondered if there are "little liberal pussies working at FOX."

    Stone is a notorious "dirty trickster" who previously worked for Trump's presidential campaign last year and is now organizing against Clinton's campaign again.

    CNN banned Stone as a guest after he wrote a series of crude tweets targeting CNN personalities. Stone's tweets about media figures include such descriptions as: "muff-diver," "elitist c*nt," "professional negro," "arrogant know-it-all negro," "stupid negro," "fat negro," "Mandingo," and "quota hires" (among many others).

    Here is a sampling of Morrow's tweets: