In recent months, Bundy himself has burrowed much deeper into the radical right than that even.
Hatewatch has learned that Bundy, alongside Mack, participated in a conference call with the Republic for the united States of America (RuSA), a “sovereign citizen” group whose members believe the federal government is an illegal corporation designed to enslave citizens. Its members have been involved in violent interactions with police, run-ins with the Internal Revenue Service and widespread harassment of law enforcement.
As the Southern Poverty Law Center reported this summer, the government’s slow response and apparent reluctance or inability to hold Bundy accountable led to more potentially violent, antigovernment confrontations in Utah, Texas, Idaho, New Mexico and elsewhere.
‘It’s A Big Lie’: Rick Wiles Says QAnon Is A Deep State Misinformation Campaign
By Kyle Mantyla | August 10, 2018 1:59 pm
To say that End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles is a right-wing conspiracy theorist would be a massive understatement, considering that he believes, among other things, that:
Rachel Maddow recently delivered a secret signal to leftist activists to storm the White House and decapitate President Trump and his family;
Liberal activists will begin killing Republicans before the midterm elections in preparation for civil war;
The government is creating soulless super soldiers and flesh-eating robots;
The Las Vegas massacre was carried out by a gay/lesbian Nazi regime;
A secret government goon squad is beating up politicians, murdered the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and is carrying out mass shootings in order to justify implementing gun control.
Wiles also repeatedly asserted that Barack Obama was literally a demon (and likely the Antichrist) who intended to seize the homes of conservatives and give them to immigrants, intentionally unleash the Ebola virus on the nation in order to round up conservatives, and would permanently seize power in 2016.
Given that there is seemingly no conspiracy theory too outlandish for Wiles, we were shocked to hear him denounce the “QAnon” conspiracy theory as “a big lie” on his “TruNews” television program yesterday.
“A lot of you people are into QAnon,” Wiles said. “My advice to you [is] get away from it, it’s a big lie.”
Wiles said that in his 20 years of broadcasting, he has seen “various versions of QAnon come and go” in which some supposed “good guy” government insider is trying to get the truth out through back channels.
“There has always been these QAnon characters that have popped up,” he said. “‘Oh, I’ve got a friend in Homeland Security who is giving me the inside information about Barack Obama.’ I’ve heard all of this stuff. I don’t believe any of it.”
Wiles said that the person behind the QAnon account is either “a nutcase person” who is just making stuff up for fun or else it is “somebody inside the deep state who is misleading the public, who is misleading the people who know that the deep state is corrupt, want to see it exposed, want to see it brought down. And what are they doing? Misleading you into believing that there is some secret group of investigators and prosecutors who are rounding up these corrupt people and going to bring them to justice, because as long as you believe that stuff, you’re not going to do anything to actually bring about their arrest and imprisonment.”
“And you’re falling for it,” Wiles lamented. “You’re falling for it.”
How three conspiracy theorists took 'Q' and sparked Qanon
While the identity of the original author or authors behind “Q” is still unknown, the history of the conspiracy theory’s spread is well-documented — through YouTube videos, social media posts, Reddit archives, and public records reviewed by NBC News.
NBC News has found that the theory can be traced back to three people who sparked some of the first conversation about Qanon and, in doing so, attracted followers who they then asked to help fund Qanon “research.”
Qanon is a convoluted conspiracy theory with no apparent foundation in reality. The heart of it asserts that for the last year the anonymous “Q” has taken to the fringe internet message boards of 4chan and 8chan to leak intelligence about Trump’s top-secret war with a cabal of criminals run by politicians like Hillary Clinton and the Hollywood elite. There is no evidence for these claims.
In addition to peeking into the mainstream, the theory has been increasingly linked to real-world violence. In recent months, Qanon followers have allegedly been involved in a foiled presidential assassination plot, a devastating California wildfire, and an armed standoff with local law enforcement officers in Arizona.
Before Q, there was a wide variety of “anon” 4chan posters all claiming to have special government access.
In 2016, there was FBIAnon, a self-described “high-level analyst and strategist” offering intel about the 2016 investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Then came HLIAnon, an acronym for High Level Insider, who posted about various dubious conspiracies in riddles, including one that claimed Princess Diana had been killed because she found out about 9/11 “beforehand” and had “tried to stop it.” Then “CIAAnon” and “CIA Intern” took to the boards in early 2017, and last August one called WH Insider Anon offered a supposed preview that something that was “going to go down” regarding the DNC and leaks.
Qanon was just another unremarkable part of the “anon” genre until November 2017, when two moderators of the 4chan board where Q posted predictions, who went by the usernames Pamphlet Anon and BaruchtheScribe, reached out to Tracy Diaz, according to Diaz’s blogs and YouTube videos. BaruchtheScribe, in reality a self-identified web programmer from South Africa named Paul Furber, confirmed that account to NBC News.
“A bunch of us decided that the message needed to go wider so we contacted Youtubers who had been commenting on the Q drops,” Furber said in an email.
Diaz, a small-time YouTube star who once hosted a talk show on the fringe right-wing network Liberty Movement Radio, had found moderate popularity with a couple of thousand views for her YouTube videos analyzing WikiLeaks releases and discussing the "pizzagate" conspiracy, a baseless theory that alleged a child sex ring was being run out of a Washington pizza shop.
As Diaz tells it in a blog post detailing her role in the early days of Qanon, she banded together with the two moderators. Their goal, according to Diaz, was to build a following for Qanon — which would mean bigger followings for them as well.
On Nov. 3, 2017, just six days after the first 4chan post from “Q,” Diaz posted a video entitled “/POL/- Q Clearance Anon - Is it #happening???” in which she introduced the conspiracy theory to her audience.
“I do not typically do videos like this,” she said, but citing Q’s “very specific and kind of eerie” posts, Diaz explained that she would be covering the 4chan posts, “just in case this stuff turns out to be legit because honestly it kind of seems legit.”
That video, which has been viewed nearly 250,000 times, made Diaz one of the earliest people to seize on “Q” posts and decipher them for a conspiracy-hungry audience. Diaz followed with dozens more Q-themed videos, each containing a call for viewers to donate through links to her Patreon and PayPal accounts
Diaz’s YouTube channel now boasts more than 90,000 subscribers and her videos have been watched over 8 million times. More than 97,000 people follow her on Twitter. Diaz, who emerged from bankruptcy in 2009, says in her YouTube videos that she now relies on donations from patrons funding her YouTube “research” as her sole source of income.
Diaz declined to comment on this story.
“Because I cover Q, I got an audience,” Diaz acknowledged in a video that NBC News reviewed last week before she deleted it.
BUILDING A MOVEMENT
To reach a more mainstream audience (older people and “normies,” who on their own would have trouble navigating the fringe message boards), Diaz said in a blog post she recommended they move to the more user-friendly Reddit. Archives listing the three as the original posters and moderators show they created a new Reddit community called CBTS_Stream, short for Calm Before The Storm, where subscribers soon gathered to talk all things Q.
Their move to Reddit was key to Qanon’s eventual spread. There, they were able to tap into a larger audience of conspiracy theorists, and drive discussion with their analysis of each Q post. From there, Qanon crept to Facebook where it found a new, older audience via dozens of public and private groups.
That audience then started to head to 8chan to check out the original source and interact directly with the posts. (Q posts moved from 4chan to its more toxic offshoot 8chan in November after a post claiming the original board had been “infiltrated.” 8chan became notorious for having no rules, and even hosting child pornography.)
8chan’s owner’s official Twitter account marveled at the influx of older, less internet-savvy visitors to his site, drawn by Qanon. “We joked about it for years, but #Qanon is making it a reality: Boomers! On your imageboard.”
Meanwhile, Diaz kept making videos, racking up hundreds of thousands of views. Over the next several months, Diaz and the two moderators picked up tens of thousands of followers on Reddit and YouTube and added even more moderators to their 8chan and Reddit boards.
They also began to break into what might be considered the mainstream of the conspiracy world. Conspiracy theorist Dr. Jerome Corsi, an Infowars editor and a best-selling author of books about the “deep state,” had taken an interest in Q and was decoding the messages on the Reddit board. In December, Pamphlet Anon and BaruchtheScribe even made an appearance on InfoWars.
Corsi has since disavowed the Qanon conspiracy and called the current Q poster “a fraud,” citing a supposed takeover of the channel by someone posing as Q in April. But last week, facing backlash from his base, Corsi tweeted that he supports the Qanon movement and its supporters’ “excellent research.”
Soon, as Diaz explained on her blog, their expanding crew was spending all their waking hours in chat rooms on the gaming-focused forum Discord analyzing and decoding Q messages and planning for a larger dissemination of Q’s message.
In March, their Reddit board, which boasted some 20,000 subscribers, was shut down by Reddit for “encouraging or inciting violence and posting personal and confidential information,” and the moderators — Diaz and the rest — were banned from the site. Furber had already been booted from the site for allegedly threatening to reveal the personal details of another user, and was pushed out of the private Q discussion groups he had helped form.
“I was very definitely banished,” Furber said, noting that he believes Q’s board has been taken over by imposters.
By then, Pamphlet Anon, whose real name is Coleman Rogers, had developed grander plans. (NBC was able to determine Rogers’ identity through property records that link the address where his business is registered to his parent’s home and to photos from his personal social media account. Those photos show him to be the same person who appears on YouTube as Pamphlet Anon.)
Rogers did not respond to calls seeking comment, but acknowledged his receipt of messages from NBC News via his website’s Twitter, writing in part, “WE DO NOT TALK TO FAKE NEWS.”
Kicked off Reddit, Rogers hatched a new plan. He would replace the mainstream media — often a target of Q’s posts — with a constantly streaming YouTube network made up of the self-described “researchers” who were putting together Q’s clues.
Within a month, Rogers, 31, and his wife, Christina Urso, 29, had launched the Patriots’ Soapbox, a round-the-clock livestreamed YouTube channel for Qanon study and discussion. The channel is, in effect, a broadcast of a Discord chatroom with constant audio commentary from a rotating cast of volunteers and moderators with sporadic appearances by Rogers and Urso. In April, Urso registered Patriots’ Soapbox LLC in Virginia.
Rogers and Urso use their channel to call for donations that are accepted through PayPal, cryptocurrencies or mail.
It was a natural progression for Rogers. A review of Rogers’ Facebook page shows he had been active in internet politics and a staunch supporter of Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, self-identifying as part of the “meme war” — the creation and dissemination of images and internet-style commentary that internet agitators on the chans and Reddit credit with Trump’s win. Rogers often posted memes about “liberal tears” as well as the ludicrous claims that Democrats murdered children and worshipped Satan — details similar to those that would eventually form the Qanon theory.
Rogers’ Facebook updates waned after Trump took office but started up again in the fall, when he began posting “Q” messages to both confused and supportive family and friends.
Rogers has publicly denied that he is the author of the “Q” posts, though his last visible Facebook post, published on Aug. 2, hinted that he might someday be associated with the theory.
“Ten bucks says you see my face on national news within a few weeks, saying that I'm ‘the mysterious hacker known as #Qanon,’” Rogers wrote, a reference to a CNN segment that mistakenly referred to the website 4chan as a hacker.
Following a request for comment from NBC News, Rogers deleted every post on his Facebook profile after 2014. Following another message from a reporter informing him that NBC News had archived his page, he deleted his Facebook account entirely.
As Qanon picked up steam, growing skepticism over the motives of Diaz, Rogers, and the other early Qanon supporters led some in the internet’s conspiracy circles to turn their paranoia on the group.
Recently, some Qanon followers have accused Diaz and Rogers of profiting from the movement by soliciting donations from their followers. Other pro-Trump online groups have questioned the roles that Diaz and Rogers have played in promoting Q, pointing to a series of slip-ups that they say show Rogers and Diaz may have been involved in the theory from the start.
Those accusations have led Diaz and Rogers to both deny that they are Q and say they don’t know who Q is. There is no direct proof that the group or any individual members are behind it.
Still, Qanon skeptics have pointed to two videos as evidence that Rogers had insider knowledge of Q’s account. Some YouTube channels, like one named Unirock, are mostly dedicated to poring over Patriots’ Soapbox livestreams and dissecting purported slip-ups.
One archived livestream appears to show Rogers logging into the 8chan account of “Q.”The Patriots’ Soapbox feed quickly cuts out after the login attempt. “Sorry, leg cramp,” Rogers says, before the feed reappears seconds later.
Users in the associated chatroom begin to wonder if Rogers had accidentally revealed his identity as Q. “How did you post as Q?” one user wrote.
In another livestreamed video, Rogers begins to analyze a supposed “Q” post on his livestream program when his co-host points out that the post in question doesn’t actually appear on Q’s feed and was authored anonymously. Rogers’ explanation — that Q must have forgotten to sign in before posting — was criticized as extremely unlikely by people familiar with the message boards, as it would require knowledge of the posting to pick it out among hundreds of other anonymous ones.
In part because of the mounting claims against Patriots’ Soapbox, the web’s largest pro-Trump community has banned all mentions of Qanon. Reddit’s 640,000-member community r/The_Donald set up an autodelete function for mentions of Qanon’s claims, two moderators confirmed to NBC News, believing the group of YouTubers is making posts as Q.
Still, Patriots’ Soapbox 24-hour livestream remains live on YouTube, broadcasting to its 46,000 subscribers. And despite the growing skepticism of the group, they still have their supporters who ardently believe in the Qanon theory.
“The funniest thing about those who try to discredit Q. They focus on whether Q is real or not, instead of the information being provided,” tweeted one follower. “NO ONE cares who Q is. WE care about the TRUTH.”
Mark Taylor Says Mobs Will Murder Hillary Clinton If Trump Doesn’t Begin Mass Arrests Soon
By Kyle Mantyla | August 22, 2018 10:49 am
Earlier this week, Mark Taylor, the so-called “firefighter prophet” and radical conspiracy theorist about whom Liberty University is making a movie, appeared on Chris McDonald’s “The MC Files” program, where he warned that God had told him that Hillary Clinton and others will be dragged from their homes and murdered by mobs if President Trump doesn’t start making mass arrests soon.
As we noted before, one of the central components of the bizarre right-wing QAnon conspiracy theory, which alleges that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is actually just cover for the Trump administration’s effort to take down a global pedophile ring, is the belief that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has been racking up thousands of sealed indictments against powerful political, media, and business leaders who will soon be rounded up in mass raids.
Taylor, an ardent follower of QAnon, has been predicting for months that Trump has been plotting to unleash this wave of arrests and trials of thousands of high-level cannibalistic satanic pedophiles, allegedly including even Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Claiming that Trump has already secretly arrested tens of thousands of people as part of this operation but the news is being kept under wraps so as not to destabilize the nation prior to the midterm elections, Taylor warned that Trump must soon make this information public because people are starting to get dangerously restless and America will soon have “an Ambassador Stevens situation” on its hands—a reference to the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, who was murdered by a mob of militants in Benghazi in 2012.
“Be praying for the civil unrest, for God to intercede because, again, that could turn out to get nasty,” Taylor said. “The general public right now, they’re in this state like where something better happen quick or some people are going to take matters into their own hands.”
“The Lord showed me that if they don’t act,” he continued, “it would end up being an Ambassador Stevens situation, that they’re going to go to Clinton’s house, they’re going to drag her out in the streets and display her dead body as a trophy if they don’t do something … She won’t be the only one that will happen to if they were not to do this.”
Sovereign citizen extremist arrested for 'Holy Fire' arson
On August 6, 2018, a sovereign citizen reportedly ignited a massive forest fire in the Holy Jim Canyon in the Cleveland National Forest on the west side of the Santa Ana Mountains in Orange County, California.
To date, the fire, known as the “Holy Fire,” has scorched nearly 23,000 acres, spread into Riverside County and continues to burn. Multiple firefighters have been treated for heat-related injuries as a result of the intense flames. Tens of thousands of residents have also been forced to flee their homes, making it one of the most destructive wildfires of 2018. It is one of 15 wild fires raging in California this summer. A day after the fire began, authorities announced they believed it was deliberately set.
On August 7, authorities arrested Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, on suspicion of intentionally starting the Holy Fire. Clark, who owns a cabin in Holy Jim Canyon, was a known troublemaker to local government authorities for decades. The local volunteer fire chief, Mike Milligan, had long warned that Clark posed a danger to the community. “Milligan said that he was so wary of the suspect that he avoided going to the area of the remote Orange County canyon where Clark lives,” CNN reported.
In the weeks preceding the Holy Fire, Chief Mulligan had an encounter with Clark at his residence when Clark returned some items he had “borrowed” from the fire department. When Mulligan told Clark to leave and that he wanted “nothing to do with him,” Clark responded with profanity and called him a “jerk.”
The next day, Milligan received the first of several disturbing text messages from Clark that read, “911 call sheriff.” After Milligan contacted Clark about the text, he received another text from Clark. This time, it was profanity-laced. It ended with the ominous warning: “The place is going to burn just like you planned.”
According to authorities, soon after sending the text messages, Clark was observed running through the area screaming at his neighbors. Chief Milligan also said that Clark had been involved in a decade-long feud with neighbors and other cabin owners in the area that may have provoked him to set the fire.
Of further interest to law enforcement, Clark appears to be affiliated with the sovereign citizen extremist movement that regards the U.S. government as illegitimate. Sovereign citizen ideology has been known to inspire individuals to avenge perceived grievances through violence and intimidation.
In a Facebook post dated March 16, 2012, Clark states that he has been nominated as a “representative for the ‘Republic of Kansas’” (a bogus government entity affiliated with the now defunct sovereign citizen group “Republic for the united [sic] States,” or RuSA). In a December 19, 2010, post on his Facebook page, Clark posted a picture of him posing with then RuSA President James “Timothy” Turner.
In addition, according to J.J. Macnab, a domestic terrorism expert for the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, Clark was once an active member of the “Restore America Project (RAP),” a sovereign citizen program promoted by Eustace Mullins. According to Macnab, RAP later morphed into RuSA, an Alabama-based sovereign citizen group. Indeed, in another social media post dated June 23, 2018, Clark states, “share it far and wide” in response to another user’s post referencing the beliefs of Eustace Mullins.
Clark’s Facebook page, which indicates that he attended Orangewood Academy in Orange County, is also replete with references to such anti-government conspiracy theories as the New World Order, the Illuminati, 9/11 Truthers’ movement, Mark of the Beast and Agenda 21.
Clark is currently charged with aggravated arson, arson of inhabited property, arson of forest, making criminal threats and resisting arrest. He is being held on $1 million bond and faces a life sentence if convicted. If Clark’s involvement in setting the fire is proven, it would be the first known case of a sovereign citizen deliberately setting a wildfire to violently retaliate against their enemies (which may include Clark’s neighbors and government authorities).
‘Prophet’ Says Trump Needs Prayer to Protect Him from Witchcraft, Jezebel, Deep State
By Peter Montgomery | August 24, 2018 9:00 am
One explanation for the stubbornly high approval rating for President Trump among conservative evangelical Christians is that so many preachers and televangelists continue to portray Trump as God’s chosen instrument to save America—and Trump’s opponents as enemies of God and agents of Satan. A recent example comes from John Kilpatrick, who preached on Sunday—the day before Trump was implicated by Michael Cohen’s guilty plea—at Kilpatrick’s Church of His Presence in Daphne, Alabama. A video excerpt of his sermon was distributed on Tuesday by the Elijah List, an electronic newsletter and aggregator of news and commentary from the prophetic world.
While Kilpatrick said twice, unconvincingly, that he was “not being political,” he portrayed the success of Trump’s presidency in stark spiritual terms.
Kilpatrick warned that “what’s happening right now in America is witchcraft’s trying to take this country over.”
“I don’t see how President Trump bears up under it,” he said. “He’s as strong as I’ve ever seen a man be.”
Kilpatrick told his congregation that Trump needed their constant prayers because “Jezebel is getting ready to step out from the shadows.”
Jezebel is a figure from the Hebrew scriptures, a wicked queen who promoted the worship of false gods and persecuted the prophets of Yahweh. In Pentecostal circles, a “Jezebel spirit” can mean anything from sexual immorality to duplicity to false teaching.
Kilpatrick seemed to use Jezebel as a stand in for the “deep state,” on which Trump-supporting “prophets” have urged God to wage war.
God told him to pray for Trump now, said Kilpatrick, because “there’s about to be a shift, and the deep state is about to manifest and it’s going to be a showdown like you can’t believe.”
“So I’m coming to you as a prophet, and as a man of God, and I’m telling you, it’s time to pray for the president,” he said, adding that God warned him that “there’s going to be an attempt to take him out of power.”
Kilpatrick led an extended period of prayer in which he and members of the congregation prayed in tongues, interspersed with him whooping and praying in English:We lift him up, Lord. Come, make him bold! Make him strong! Keep him Lord, with Your keeping power. … Keep him, Holy Spirit! Keep him, Holy Spirit! Preserve him, Lord! Don’t let him lose his voice! Make him stronger than ever, Holy Spirit! Make him more resolute than he’s ever been! Lord, let no weapon be formed against him that’ll knock him out of power. Help him, Lord. Strengthen him, Lord. Come upon him, Lord!
In the name of Jesus Christ. Lord, Holy Spirit, move Holy Sprit! Move,Holy Spirit! Flush out every witchcraft spirit! Flush it out! Flush it out, Lord! Flush it out! Flush it out, Lord! Flush it out! Flush it out in the open! Let’s see who it is! Let’s see what’s going on! Flush it out! Flush it out! Flush it out!
This is a crucial moment! There’s a lot hanging in the balance, Lord. Make this man like a Moses, unintimidated!
Cry out to the Lord. We’re praying for America! Lord, we’re not going back! We’re not going back under Jezebel. We’re coming out! We’re coming out! We’re coming out! We’re done with Jezebel!
Lord, the soul of this country’s at stake. The very soul of this country’s at stake, Lord.
There’s another prayer that I want you to pray before we leave. It’s almost like a stupor has come over America. It’s like no matter what’s reported on the news, no matter what’s discussed on panels, it’s just not sinking in. It’s not sinking in. Lord, remove the veil. Life the veil! Let it begin to soak into this nation. There’s a battle for the soul of America. Lord, I ask in Jesus’ name. Expose those shadow spirits. Expose who the shadow government is. Snatch the curtain up, Lord. Then America will really be free. Then the church will not be contained anymore. Then the economy won’t be con—Lord, snatch the curtain up in the name of Jesus Christ!
I wanna say this, I’m not being political. Don’t get me wrong, because I see good and bad in all of it, trust me. But it’s almost like Trump is going in and trying to take America by the hand and say, ‘we can be great again,’ and they’re trying to trip him every time he moves.
God, help this man. I ask, Lord, help him! Father, topple Jezebel! Topple the powers that be! It’s time! Containment is over! Let’s go! Let’s move! Let’s go! Let’s go! It’s now! It’s time! Let’s go! C’mon!
Trump Meets QAnon Kook Who Believes Democrats Run Pedophile Cult
Lionel Lebron said he got a personal invite to the White House—and took advantage to post photos and Q clues on social media.
All four White House officials the Beast did speak with about how Trump, the leader of the free world, ended up in a smiling photo op at the Resolute Desk with a prominent QAnon conspiracy theorist, pleaded ignorance about when this occurred, and why. Two of these West Wing officials audibly could not contain their laughter.
seemslikeadream » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:46 pm wrote:so what's next?
Luther BlissettIt's Looking Extremely Likely That QAnon Is A Leftist Prank On Trump Supporters
Luther Blissett was a name regularly adopted in the ’90s by leftists, anarchists, and general troublemakers in Italy. It was used for staging all kinds of pranks. The Luther Blissetts in different cities would occasionally communicate by phone, but for the most part the project just spread organically. Think of it like an analogue Guy Fawkes Anonymous mask.
Three of the authors behind Luther Blissett — Bui, Cattabriga, and Guglielmi — told BuzzFeed News that the Blissett project was "a network of activists, artists and cultural agitators who all shared the name 'Luther Blissett.'"
The plot of their novel Q is pretty similar in structure to the basics of the QAnon conspiracy theory.
So while Bui, Cattabriga, and Guglielmi are convinced that QAnon started as a prank, they warn that that doesn't make it less dangerous.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ry ... probably-a
Stormy Daniels Isn’t Backing Down
August 27, 2018 11:00 PM
stormy daniels with michael avenatti in new york city
BY THE TIME I knock on the door of Stormy Daniels’s room at the Roger Smith Hotel, a drab brown-brick tower in east midtown, she’s been holed up in New York for 24 hours, waiting to talk to prosecutors in the criminal investigation into President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. Lately, if Daniels takes more than a couple days off from her highly publicized nationwide strip-club tour, people assume she is at her home outside Dallas. “I’d bet by tomorrow afternoon there will be people at my house,” Daniels tells me as she settles down in the center of an oversize gray sofa. I sit across from her, on a faded upholstered armchair. Between us are a tawny Oriental rug and a table set with a pot of coffee and a spread of pastries in a striped Financier Patisserie box. The people she means—paparazzi and men in red trucker hats who want her to stop talking about her alleged affair with the president—began circling last spring when Daniels decided to take on Trump. In doing so she became globally known by a single name: Stormy, the unlikely, embattled symbol of our tempestuous times.
It is just after 10:00 a.m. on a Tuesday, still early morning in the world of adult-film stars and their entourages. Daniels is barefoot, in black skinny jeans with silver zippers at the ankles and a purple V-neck T-shirt. With no makeup Daniels, 39, looks much younger than when she appeared on 60 Minutes last March and told 22 million viewers about her dalliance with Trump, about the hush money and the threat to her daughter and the nondisclosure agreement that she says Cohen forced her to sign weeks before the 2016 presidential election. In person, she is nothing like that stoic, on-message woman. She is blunt, foulmouthed, funny. I ask her for more details on her alleged 2006 affair with Trump. “How many details can you really give about two minutes?” she says. Two minutes? I ask. “Maybe. I’m being generous.”
Calling room 811 a suite would be an overstatement, but there is a living room with a desk where Daniels’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who has parlayed her lawsuit against Trump and Cohen into cable-news ubiquity and a potential 2020 presidential run, works the phones. Late the night before, he changed locations, from the chic Park Hyatt, where he has practically lived since taking on Daniels’s case last spring (and where the media had begun to gather, knowing Daniels was in town), to the less conspicuous and infinitely less chic Roger Smith, with its shabby, red-carpeted lobby and dim recessed lighting. Avenatti is hardly paying attention to us, focused as he is on his latest clash with the White House, this time over the family-separation policy at the Southern border. During the nearly two hours that Daniels and I talk, Avenatti becomes a sort of white-noise outrage machine in the background. (“Juan Carlos, we need to find a way to make this happen!” and “This is why people trust me!”)
Avenatti, with his refrigerator-shaped jaw and overcaffeinated demeanor, can come off as Daniels’s macho protector. But up close their relationship is warmer and more equitable. For all his cable-TV cockiness, Avenatti seems to admit that Daniels could outsmart him. (“She’s really fucking smart,” he will tell me at least three times.) Daniels clearly trusts and relies on Avenatti, but she also treats him like a lovable, well-meaning stepbrother who forgot to take his Ritalin.
“You want a cookie?” Daniels calls over to Avenatti, extending the box of pastries his way.
“I’m trying to watch my girlish figure,” he replies.
She looks at me and rolls her eyes at him.
Daniels digs out a blueberry muffin, and as she picks at it she tells me that ever since “all this happened” she hasn’t been able to really enjoy a meal. The death threats—ominous notes mailed to clubs before she arrives; suspicious substances hidden in gifts in her dressing rooms—got so bad that she had to hire three full-time bodyguards. She calls them her Dragons and pays them with her tips. “We’ve been at restaurants when we order food and it’s taken too long or somebody was watching and we’ve had to leave—like that.” Daniels snaps her French-manicured fingers. She throws a look at Avenatti. “That’s why I’m so skinny!”
On August 21, as this story was going to press, Cohen reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors in their investigation into the $130,000 payment to Daniels and a separate payment to Karen McDougal, both of whom have said they had affairs with Trump. In pleading guilty, Cohen implicated Trump, telling the court he paid Daniels off “at the direction of the . . . candidate” and “for the principal purpose of influencing the election.”
“How ya like me now?!” Daniels tweeted in response. In a statement later that day, she told me, “Michael and I are vindicated, and we look forward to the apologies from the people who claimed we were wrong.” Avenatti, who said the plea agreement may allow him to proceed to depose Trump in Daniels’s civil suit, texted me back just after the news broke: “Trump is in a lot of trouble. His habit of disloyalty and stepping on people is about to catch up to him.”
The violation of campaign-finance laws means Cohen will face criminal charges—even potential jail time. As for the president? If he weren’t in office he would almost certainly be indicted. Trump has denied the affair. He initially told reporters aboard Air Force One that he had no knowledge of any payment to Daniels. But after his lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani admitted on Fox News that Trump had indeed reimbursed Cohen, the president confirmed as much, insisting by tweet that “money from the campaign, or campaign contributions, played no roll [sic] in this transaction.” In response to Cohen’s plea, Giuliani said “there is no allegation of any wrongdoing against the President in the government’s charges against Mr. Cohen.”
It is a cruel, if unsurprising, irony that through everything that has transpired, Daniels is the one who has been living like a wanted criminal. “We’ve been in a couple car chases,” she tells me at our interview. “We’ve had people put notes under the door, which means they know what hotel I’m in, which means we’ve had to change hotels in the middle of the night.”
She sits cross-legged and clutches a throw pillow under one arm. Directly behind her is a window that overlooks an airshaft. “It’s like you’re on the run,” I observe.
“Oh, I’m a fugitive,” she agrees. “Do you want to be Thelma or Louise, Michael?”
“Who’s driving the car?” asks Avenatti, an avowed adrenaline junkie.
“Yeah, who decided to go off the cliff?” Daniels asks him.
“That was Thelma,” I interject.
“But was she driving?” Avenatti asks us.
“No,” Daniels and I say in unison.
“I want to be Louise,” he says.
“Which one of us gets Brad Pitt?” Daniels says.
ON THE DAY of our meeting Daniels had been cooperating with federal prosecutors for months, handing over documents related to the payment she received, readying herself for a possible grand-jury appearance. But the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York unexpectedly called off an interview with Daniels after the press got wind of it, according to Avenatti. When I ask Daniels about the abrupt cancellation, she just lets out a long it-is-what-it-is exhale. Pornography isn’t known as a medium for female empowerment, but as a writer, director, producer, and actress, Daniels has built a career for herself in which she can largely write her own story. Does she still feel in control of her own fate? “Mostly. No, yeah, for sure, mostly.”
Daniels argues that her nondisclosure agreement is invalid because Trump himself didn’t sign it. She is also suing the president and Cohen for defamation. Ask her about the intricacies of the legal cases, however, and Avenatti barges in: “That’s off the fucking record!” Does she mind that he so often speaks for her? “It sounds exhausting,” she says. “Michael had hair when he started this.”
The charges against Cohen also include bank fraud and tax evasion, but it is the campaign-finance violation—the charge that Daniels’s civil suit has highlighted—that most directly impacts the White House, says Rebecca Roiphe, a professor of law at New York Law School and a former member of the Manhattan district attorney’s office who has tried corruption and money-laundering cases. “I suspect the Trump White House is looking at the campaign-finance violation with a lot of concern, and it may just be the tip of the iceberg of what touches Trump,” Roiphe says. “In a way, it could play out that Stormy Daniels, in trying to save her reputation, pulls Michael Cohen and Trump down.”
That means Daniels’s individual case—who signed what; who defamed whom—could be a catalyst of historic proportions. “The Stormy Daniels episode is one chapter in a long volume of potential scandal and corruption,” says Stephen Spaulding, chief of strategy at Common Cause, a nonpartisan government watchdog group that filed complaints against Cohen with the Federal Election Commission and the Justice Department. He points out what many have: that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III may use the illegal payoffs to women as leverage to get Cohen to talk. (Cohen’s plea doesn’t require his cooperation with federal prosecutors, but his lawyer Lanny Davis told MSNBC that his client is “more than happy” to tell Mueller “all that he knows.”) And the findings of Mueller’s Russia probe—the “witch hunt,” as Trump calls it—could further threaten the presidency. “So it is not at all out of the realm of possibility,” says Spaulding, “that this is the thread that pulls the whole thing into public view.”
PEOPLE HAVE THIS IDEA about porn stars, of what their sex-fueled lives must be like. But Daniels is a working mom. She looks after seven horses, a hobby she dreamed of ever since she was a little girl, begging for quarters to put in the mechanical pony outside Kmart. She lives in a stone-and-brick home in Forney, Texas, a conservative rural community near Dallas that she chose off the map five years ago when she got tired of Las Vegas and Los Angeles. At the barn and on the North Texas horseback-riding circuit, friends think of Daniels as Hannah Montana, the pretty girl with the double life. “We joke that among all of us she is by far the most boring,” says one of her Texas friends, Kathryn Roan. “Nobody thinks of her as Stormy Daniels. We think of her as a training-level rider. She was very, very incognito here in Texas for a very long time.”
Daniels says she never really hit it off with other women (“I get along better with men”), but in North Texas equestrian circles, she found Roan and a cadre of close girlfriends — her “bad bitches,” she calls them. They work as real estate agents and in office jobs and drive GMC Denali pickup trucks with shiny platinum rims. Like Daniels, they own guns and mostly identify as Republicans. After Giuliani insulted Daniels’s looks (“Stormy Daniels? Pfft!” he said in an interview in Tel Aviv), one of her Dallas girlfriends texted her something lewd about Giuliani and a coat hanger that I can’t repeat in the pages of Vogue and that, weeks later, still amuses Daniels when she reads it out loud to me.
“They are ten times worse than me—like fucking filthy,” Daniels says. “They know what I do, and they don’t give a fuck. It’s not like a thing. They’re loyal and fierce.”
As is Keith Munyan, a Los Angeles photographer and one of Daniels’s oldest and closest friends. (They met at a photo shoot for one of her adult films; Daniels calls him and his partner, J. D. Barrale, “my gay dads.”) Munyan remembers how Trump used to try to get Stormy on the phone all the time after their 2006 encounter. “I’d be shooting and she’d call me over from the kitchen and say, ‘Look who’s calling,’ and we’d start laughing,” Munyan says. “Donald Trump? Who cared? He was just The Apprentice then.”
Munyan and Barrale know that critics see Daniels as a brazen opportunist capitalizing on her fifteen minutes of fame. Their response? So what? “Is she just taking that fifteen minutes and running with it? She’s like, ‘Yeah, I gotta work here. I have a family to support,’ ” Munyan says. Barrale chimes in with fatherly pride: “She got thrown into this, and she adapted and ran with it. She’s a street fighter. She will take him on.”
Part of what has made Daniels such an effective adversary to Trump is that she seemingly can’t be humiliated or scandalized. She doesn’t have a carefully crafted image or a political base to maintain. Threaten to leak her sex tape? “I’ll leak all of them, and you can have as many as you want for $29.95,” she says.
But Daniels’s playfulness also masks the psychological and personal toll that has come from being one of the president’s most formidable opponents. After a man tried to take a photo of her seven-year-old daughter, Daniels had to pull her out of her elementary school and hire a tutor. They FaceTime regularly but don’t get to see each other often. “If I contact her, it makes her sad, so I just kind of have to wait until she wants to talk to me,” she says.
She adds: “She knows that people date and do this and that, and she knows that Trump is somebody I hung out with or knew three years before I even met her dad, so that’s all fine. The problem is they keep using the words porn star, and she doesn’t know what a porn star is, because she doesn’t know what sex is, and I’m not quite ready to have that conversation.” Daniels isn’t ashamed of her career; she just thinks the use of the label is unfair. “It wouldn’t be ‘librarian Stormy Daniels,’ ” she says. “It’s only ‘porn star’ because it’s sensational.”
In late July, I was texting Daniels trying to meet up again, on her tour bus or at one of her upcoming “Make America Horny Again” shows, when news broke that her third husband, the heavy-metal drummer and adult-film actor Glendon Crain, had filed for divorce, including requesting sole custody (he’d been taking care of their daughter while Daniels was on the road). He also alleged infidelity and filed a petition seeking a temporary restraining order that the court granted. The couple subsequently (and, according to Crain’s lawyer, amicably) agreed to joint custody. “I’m very happy we have put our issues behind us and are moving forward with raising our beautiful daughter,” Daniels tells me (via Avenatti).
The week before Crain filed his thirteen-page divorce petition, Daniels was doing her usual routine at Sirens Gentlemen’s Club in Columbus, Ohio, when vice detectives from the Columbus Police Department arrested and charged her with three counts of illegal sexual-oriented activity, a misdemeanor. On Twitter, Avenatti called the arrest “a setup” and “politically motivated.” Less than 24 hours later, the charges were dropped and the Columbus Police Department said it would conduct an internal investigation into the arrest.
For most people, such an episode would’ve been enough to scare them out of the public eye. But Daniels couldn’t have thrived in the sex industry without developing an almost preternaturally thick skin—and an acute ability to detect and avoid the kind of threats and abuse that have so often come her way. Ever since she started stripping, at seventeen, she’s been aware of her surroundings and able to size up men and judge their intentions. “It takes a strong person to work in the adult business,” Daniels says. “You’re a scientist. You get to study people . . . but there’s also the feeling of ‘Oh, I’m not going into the VIP room with that guy.’ ”
This is something I keep hearing from Daniels’s friends in the industry—that a certain level of harassment simply comes with the territory for women in porn. “If Stormy prevails and wins that lawsuit, she will absolutely go on with her life, but she will always be looking over her shoulder,” says Alana Evans, an adult-film star who has known Daniels for years.
But Daniels doesn’t see herself as a victim. Not even close. She will admit only to a sense of feeling overwhelmed by everything that’s happened to her—that she feels like a glass about to overflow. “Let’s say you have white milk and chocolate milk and one of them is good emotions and one of them is bad emotions and you pour both in, you’re still going to fill up and run over,” she says.
IF DANIELS HAD TO POINT to one sign of how surreal her life has become, it would be the merch. Men used to line up after her shows to buy nude photos and DVDs. Now none of that stuff sells. In recent months, she says, “I’ve sold like five naked pictures. I’m like, What is happening?”
I saw this dynamic up close when I first met Daniels through a haze of strobe lights and fog at the Silk Exotic Gentleman’s Club in Milwaukee. It was a Saturday night in June, and Daniels had just finished what has to be the only striptease that ever opened with a 60 Minutes clip. She’d shed a sequined tuxedo jacket, top hat and virtually everything (save a silver thong) on a black lacquered stage. Before Daniels spoke out against Trump, the club might have been filled with members of her former fan base—white working-class men of the kind who helped deliver the 2016 election to Trump. But before midnight, Silk Exotic was merely two-thirds full. A couple of regulars vaped by vending machines selling five-hour energy shots. Another clutched a recent copy of Penthouse, the one with Stormy nude and draped in an American flag. At an appearance the night before outside Madison, Wisconsin, a liberal college town, the nightclub had been packed with hordes of students and women who lined up early to buy #teamstormy T-shirts. “Madison was craaaazy,” Daniels said.
Between her 11:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. performances, Daniels, who had changed into a black halter dress dotted with rhinestones, sat on a love seat behind a velvet rope, surrounded by her Dragons, to sign autographs and pose for photos. A couple of roadies pulled Stormy-branded souvenirs out of a laundry basket that now has its own Instagram handle (@stormysbasket). A secretary in a “Bernie Sanders is magical” T-shirt leaned in for a selfie.
“My fan base is completely different,” Daniels tells me later. The middle-aged white men who used to populate her shows and buy her movies—“now those guys are just gone.” In their place has sprung the so-called Resistance: women, gay couples, immigrants, and other assorted liberals who despise Trump. “It’s pretty much these packs of women, and they are angry,” Daniels says.
There’s an upside to this—“Women tip the best!” Daniels says—but she’s still struggling to get her head around this nightly outpouring of warmth. “People come up and they’re so emotional and they put so much on me. They’re like, ‘You’re going to save the world, you’re a patriot, you’re a hero,’ ” Daniels says. “It’s funny. It’s actually easier for me to handle the negative stuff. It’s not like I turned on Twitter today and was called a whore for the first time.”
Daniels didn’t get into this fight with a political agenda. “I’m not like some big Hillary supporter,” she tells me. “I’m a Republican.” There is the gun that she owns, the state she lives in—but she is quick to say she is socially liberal (“I’m pro choice, pro-gay”) and that she was disgusted watching the 2016 campaign, when Trump insulted Mexican immigrants, Muslims, women, and so many others. “I just thought most of it was this character. And then I slowly started realizing, Wait a minute. . . .”
But she didn’t ask to be a mascot for the Resistance. “There are people crying every night, and I’m like, ‘There’s no crying in titty bars!’ ” Which is Daniels doing what she so often does—deploying humor to shift the weight that millions of enraged Americans have placed on her (bare) shoulders. Her face stiffens. She fiddles with the throw pillow. “When I started this, I just wanted to save my own ass,” she tells me, “not everybody else’s.”
GROWING UP in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, had a running joke that her parents, Bill and Sheila Gregory, must have stolen her from a rich couple at the mall. “They can’t be my real parents,” she remembers thinking. “Like, my mom lives in a house that has a boat in the front yard that hasn’t seen water since 1982, and she’s content to just sit there and chain-smoke, and I just couldn’t be like that.” Her dad left when she was four, and Daniels remembers her mother working two jobs but falling behind on bills. She’ll never forget the August in Baton Rouge when the electricity was cut off, and even today when one of her roadies tears open a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos on the tour bus, the scent viscerally takes her back to a childhood fueled by junk food. “Hi-C, the punch. And Vienna Sausage on saltines—that was an actual meal in my house,” she says. Daniels is still fuming about a Dallas Morning News story in which Sheila Gregory told a reporter she was hurt by her daughter and that she would vote for Trump “four more times” if she could. Did Daniels talk to her mom after the story ran? “I haven’t talked to my mom in over ten years,” she says, “and I haven’t talked to my dad in 22 years.” I ask her if there was abuse in her house—as has been the case for so many women who get into the sex industry. “Not abusive,” Daniels says about her childhood. “It was neglectful.” (Gregory told the Dallas Morning News she often worked two jobs “to pay for whatever Daniels wanted.”)
Daniels attended Scotlandville Magnet High School, then an engineering-focused college-preparatory school. Daniels was one of the few students who didn’t come from a private school and a middle- to upper-middle-class background. After school, Daniels would go to McDonald’s, where her best friend worked, and would hang out until closing to get free food. In 1997, as a senior determined to move away from home, Daniels got a job dancing at the Gold Club. She bleached her hair and reinvented herself as Stormy Daniels—named after Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx’s daughter Storm and the whiskey Jack Daniels. Daniels laughs because at the time, she’d been a relatively unpopular teenager who’d had to pay a guy to take her to prom. She aced her ACT and says she got full scholarships to Mississippi State and Texas A&M. “I still have the letters,” Daniels boasts. But as her Scotlandville peers set their sights on becoming doctors and lawyers and engineers, college and an out-of-state move were not in the realm of possibility for her family. She didn’t even tell her best high school friend (who spoke to me on the condition of anonymity) that she was stripping. “She said when I saw her last month that she didn’t tell me because she didn’t want to disappoint me,” Daniels’s high school friend says. “I have such a tender heart for Stormy.” Daniels isn’t one to have regrets, but when she thinks about Scotlandville she says, “I always wonder what my life would be like if I had parents like the other kids who went to my high school.”
At the Gold Club, Daniels found the maternal warmth she’d long been missing. “I learned all my early life skills from the strippers at that first club I worked,” she says. From the start, Daniels stood out from the other dancers. She was driven. She worked six days a week. She’d appear when the club opened, at 3:00 p.m., and stay until it closed, at 2:00 a.m. “She just carried herself and had this aura of being bigger than everyone,” Chuck Rolling, who managed the Gold Club at the time, told me.
Then, on July 9, 1999—Daniels remembers the exact day—she finally earned enough to get breast implants. The surgery led to skyrocketing tips and inroads into the adult-film industry. (Daniels told me that she now regrets her 36DDs. “At the time, that was what was needed. Now it’s more of a natural look,” she says.)
When Donald Trump met Daniels, in 2006, she’d achieved a level of success almost unheard-of in the adult-film industry. Porn isn’t something polite society talks about, but nudge anyone who admits to watching, and they’ll tell you a Stormy Daniels film is the gold standard. “I don’t know how much porn you watched in the nineties,” Kelli Roberts, a writer and producer in the adult-film industry, asks me. (Not much! I say.) “Well, it was bad. The floors were dirty and gross. But Stormy would rent a mansion for the day.” Her sets were clean and safe. “She’d bring bottled water and doughnuts to make the girls feel comfortable.”
Daniels even tiptoed into the mainstream, with cameos in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and a 2007 Maroon 5 video. She says she’d always had an interest in politics, loosely basing her most famous adult film, the irreverent, slapstick title Operation: Desert Stormy, on the first Gulf War. And in 2009, Daniels even explored a run for the U.S. Senate to replace Republican David Vitter after he was connected to a Washington, D.C., prostitution ring. Her slogan: “Screwing People Honestly.”
DANIEL’S ALLEGED AFFAIR with Trump—and even the payoff—wasn’t a secret in her circles. “We made fun of her because she took so little money,” says Roberts, who’d known for years about the weekend Daniels met Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. Daniels told me it was “morbid curiosity”—a continuation of her penchant for strip-club anthropology—that prompted her to go to Trump’s hotel suite. In Trump, Daniels said, she saw someone who “had sort of lost touch. He’d created this character and then became it.” But Trump wasn’t a bad conversationalist. He asked if adult-film stars get royalties and residuals. Was there a union? He was shocked when Daniels told him she and her cohort didn’t get any of the benefits afforded to mainstream Hollywood actors. “Businessmen like to talk about business,” Daniels says. “The questions were good.” When she came out of the bathroom, “he was in his underwear and his shirt and he was like, ‘Heeey . . . ’ and I was like. . . .” Another roll of her blue eyes. “It was just normal-people sex.”
Daniels goes into the bedroom to get a manila envelope full of cash and hands it to one of her roadies (“This looks like a drug deal, but it’s not,” she assures me). He heads downstairs, where her team is loading her luggage onto an unmarked black tour van parked outside the Roger Smith. They have an eleven-hour drive ahead so Daniels can get back onstage for two shows at clubs in Indianapolis and Evansville, Indiana. In the early hours on the tour bus one recent night in some town or another after a performance at one club or another (“They all kinda blur together,” Daniels says), Travis, one of her Dragons, summed up the frenzy over Stormy Daniels this way: “People just need hope and you’re giving them hope, but you’re real, so there’s something about you that everybody can identify with.”
Daniels doesn’t see herself this way . . . at least not yet, not while the legal case is still unfolding and history hasn’t yet judged where she—or Trump—will stand. “I’m just the lesser of two evils,” she says. “Trump or Stormy? Which one am I gonna pick? Well, if I have to pick one, she’s got better hair.”
Our interview is almost over, but I have a nagging question left to ask. She’s always insisted the sex was consensual and that her story has nothing to do with the #MeToo movement. But ever since I watched Daniels tell Anderson Cooper that she felt a sense of obligation to Trump (“I had it coming for making a bad decision for going to someone’s room alone,” she said), I’ve wondered why she didn’t just leave. Did Trump do something that made her feel like she had to have sex with him? Daniels is emphatic. “No, nothing,” she says. “Not once did I ever feel like I was in any sort of physical danger. I’m sure if I would’ve taken off running, he wouldn’t have given chase. And even if I had, there’s no way he could’ve caught me.” Avenatti laughs in the background at this. Then Daniels says, “He’s even less likely to catch me now.”
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Liz Crokin Blames Her Surfing Injury On A Spell Cast By Hillary Clinton
By Kyle Mantyla | August 29, 2018 3:17 pm
Last week, right-wing “journalist” and fringe conspiracy theorist Liz Crokin lost the tips of two of her fingers in a surfing accident which she is blaming on a spell that may have been cast on her by Hillary Clinton.
Last night, Crokin posted a video on YouTube recounting her accident, which happened when the surfboard that she was holding by a rope was forcefully pulled away by a crashing wave, severing parts of two fingers. While she realizes that it was probably “just a freak accident,” that didn’t stop her from also asserting that it may have been the result of a curse that had been placed on her by Hillary Clinton or artist Marina Abramović or some other “witch” that is targeting her due to her efforts to expose the secret satanic cannibalistic pedophile cult that supposedly runs the world.
“These people that I expose engage in witchcraft,” Crokin said. “You know, the people like Marina Abramović, the people like Hillary Clinton, [the people] from the deep state articles that are getting ready to write a hit piece on me right now. Well, look it up. Look it up. Do research on Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton and their trip to Haiti and how—I think it was on their honeymoon—they admitted to doing voodoo there together. Research Marina Abramović; she talks about the rituals she does, she’s an occultist.”
“All these people dabble in witchcraft and spirit cooking,” she added. “So, do these people do witchcraft against me? Of course they do. And I wouldn’t be surprised if they were casting spells on me the night before.”
“These people do engage in witchcraft, they do cast spells on people,” Crokin insisted. “So I’m sure there was some spiritual stuff going on.”
How God Confirmed The Legitimacy Of QAnon Via A Prophetic Dream
By Kyle Mantyla | August 30, 2018 10:53 am
Dave Hayes, a Christian author and online activist who is better known as the Praying Medic, has been one of the leading proponents of the QAnon conspiracy theory and his videos promoting and explaining QAnon’s cryptic postings have racked up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube alone. Earlier this week, Hayes appeared on Chris McDonald’s “The Mc Files” program, where he revealed that God had confirmed the legitimacy of QAnon to him through a prophetic dream.
The QAnon theory holds that an anonymous White House insider has been steadily dropping hints on the 8Chan forum board that the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is actually cover for a secret Trump administration effort to take down a global pedophile ring, and Hayes explained how God confirmed the truth of this to him via a dream.
“God has been speaking to me in dreams for about eight years and I have a long history of God revealing things to me about the future in dreams,” Hayes said. “And I’ve come to rely heavily on the revelation that I receive from God in dreams. It’s proven to be pretty darn accurate, as long as I interpret it correctly.”
“God started speaking to me about Q in dreams in December,” Hayes said, recounting a dream in which he said that someone was “correcting my wrong understanding” of things that had happened in the past in order to open his eyes to the hidden connections between seemingly unrelated incidents.
“Since then, I’ve probably had well over 75 or 80 dreams about Q, including a couple over the last couple of nights that are very interesting and have to do with people that I think are going to be arrested pretty soon, that Q has been alluding to arrests coming,” Hayes said, recounting how his initial dream ended with the mysterious figure telling him “that this is primarily about the children.”
“Once God spoke to me about Q, I was like, ‘Okay, if this is primarily about the children, saving children that are being trafficked,'” Hayes said that he knew that he could not ignore it. “I can’t say no to that. In for a penny, in for a pound. I decided to go all-in on Q.”
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