Monday, July 15, 2024

Thomas Matthew Crooks was spotted on roof by law enforcement nearly 30 minutes before attempted Trump assassination: report

Trump gunman Thomas Crooks was spotted by on the roof a building with a clear sightline to the former president nearly 30 minutes before he opened fire — but they failed to confront him, according to a report.

Crooks was seen at least twice by members of the emergency services unit team from Beaver County 26 minutes before he rained bullets on the Pennsylvania rally crowd, wounding former President Trump and two others and killing an ex-fire chief.

According to WPXI sources, the Beaver County cops noticed a suspicious man on the roof and took a picture of him and reported it around 5:45 p.m. The man in the photo was later determined to be Crooks. It was not immediately known if he had his rifle in the photo.

Another source told the outlet that a law enforcement officer spied Crooks on the rally grounds and called it in as a suspicious person, the officer including his own photo with the report.

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AND THEN THERE'S THIS FROM THE LAST ENGLISH PRINCE:

A critical 18 minute window.

Eighteen minutes before Trump went on stage, a report went out at 5:45 p.m. regarding a man on a roof with a weapon. Who stopped the communication from being disseminated to Secret Service so that Trump could move into position for a head shot? Do we want to even consider that this attempt against Donald J Trump might have been orchestrated at the highest official levels of government? What does this scenario look like to you? Does this seem normal by any standard?

BIDEN DOULBES DOWN ON "TRUMP IS A THREAT TO OUR DEMOCRACY" RHETORIC

A Compromised Secret Service


It was a shot heard around the world. 

On Saturday, a gunman whom the FBI has identified as Thomas Matthew Crooks fired a burst of rifle shots at former president Donald Trump, grazing his ear and nearly killing him. The attempted assassination is an historic, and perilous, moment. We’ll get commentaries and investigations, and the government will announce reforms.

But amid all the chaos weaves the thread of another story, one that reveals a mounting problem in our political life. A surprising number of the Secret Service agents protecting the former president were women. And, according to video recordings of the scene, many did not acquit themselves favorably.

Scene one: after President Trump ducks, a group of agents leaps to him and protects him with their bodies. A female agent who rushes to the stage acts bravely, without a doubt, but the point of the “huddle” is to protect the president. The agent was much shorter than President Trump, leaving his head and neck exposed after he stood up.

Scene two: as Trump enters the escape vehicle, a female Secret Service agent fumbles her gun and cannot find her holster; another female agent appears confused and, in the moment of crisis, decides to use both of her hands to put on her sunglasses; a third looks frightened and uncertain.

These agents wear the typical Secret Service outfits—Kevlar vests pressing against white shirts; black blazers with gold pins; dark sunglasses—but to an impartial observer, they do not appear to have the same poise, confidence, and strength as the male agents around them.

The obvious question: Why so many female agents? The answer, unfortunately, is the same as in many other institutions: DEI. The Secret Service has highlighted “diversity” as a key priority and its director, Kimberly Cheatle, hired by President Biden in 2022, has pledged to increase dramatically the number of women in the ranks.

This is official policy. The Secret Service openly boasts that it “prioritizes recruiting women candidates” and has formulated an “affirmative action” plan to increase the number of women, LGBT, Native Americans, and other identity groups.

Cheatle herself told CBS News that her goal was to reach 30 percent female recruits by 2030: “I’m very conscious, as I sit in this chair now, of making sure that we need to attract diverse candidates and ensure that we are developing and giving opportunities to everybody in our workforce, and particularly women.” The agency is well on its way. In 2021, for the first time, the special agent training class graduated more women than men.

To say it plainly: there is no need for women in a president’s security detail. The Secret Service is an elite institution that can funnel down a large number of candidates to select the few who will protect the president. The best candidates—the strongest and fastest, the best marksmen—will be men. That’s just reality.

It’s a reality that the Secret Service is determined to circumvent. The agency itself has published its fitness standards in two parts: one for men, and a separate, less rigorous one for women.

These biological facts should be obvious. Every nightclub owner knows that physicality matters. A bouncer who is six-foot-five, 200 pounds, will provide better security than a smaller woman. Part of it is signal—size and strength act as a deterrent—and part of it is substance. When a fight breaks out, the nightclub owner learns quickly who is capable of maintaining order and who is not. If he makes the wrong hiring decision, he loses money. It is, in its own way, an honest business.

Why has the Secret Service lost sight of such a basic principle? Because large bureaucracies are insulated from consequences. 

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TRUMP: 'I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE'

Obviously, you ARE supposed to be here, Mr. President!

TRUMP: 'I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE': Former President Donald Trump can't stop thinking about the way he moved his head in the split second before a gunman, intent on assassinating him, pulled the trigger during his speech in Pennsylvania Saturday evening...

"The most incredible thing was that I happened to not only turn but to turn at the exact right time and in just the right amount," Trump said Sunday afternoon in a talk aboard his Boeing 757 as he flew to Milwaukee for the start of the Republican National Convention. "If I only half-turn, it hits the back of the brain. The other way goes right through [the skull]. And because the sign was high, I'm looking up. The chances of my making a perfect turn are probably one-tenth of 1%, so I'm not supposed to be here."

"I had to be at the exact right angle," Trump said at another point in the conversation, which included the New York Post's Michael Goodwin. "Because the thing was an eighth of an inch away. That I would turn exactly at that second, where he [the gunman] wouldn't stop the shot is pretty amazing. Pretty amazing. I'm really not supposed to be here."

...

I said that watching the video, it appeared that after being shot, surrounded by agents shielding him from any further threat, Trump actually wanted to return to the microphone to continue speaking. Indeed he did. "I wanted to keep speaking -- I wanted to keep speaking, but I just got shot," Trump said with a little laugh. "It's a very surreal experience, and you never know what you're going to do until a thing like that happens."

It was obvious that Trump was still processing what had happened. Who wouldn't be? It is something that will stay with him for the rest of his life. At the moment, he is grappling with the feeling that something very big has changed in his life and in the presidential race. When I asked him, "Does this change your campaign?" he immediately answered, "Yes."

Trump explained that before Saturday night, he had finished the speech he planned to give later this week at the Republican convention. "I basically had a speech that was an unbelievable rip-roarer," he said. "It was brutal -- really good, really tough. [Last night] I threw it out. I think it would be very bad if I got up and started going wild about how horrible everybody is and how corrupt and crooked, even if it's true. Had this not happened, we had a speech that was pretty well set that was extremely tough. Now, we have a speech that is more unifying."

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The idea is to reframe the intense conflicts Trump has engaged in during his years in national politics. "I've been fighting a group of people that I considered very bad people for a long time, and they've been fighting me, and we've put up a very good fight," Trump said. "We had a very tough speech, and I threw it out last night. I said I can't say these things after what I've been through."

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"I'd love to achieve unity if you could achieve unity, if that's possible," Trump said. "There are many good people on the other side. ... But there are also people who are very divided. Some people actually want open borders, and some people don't want open borders. The question is can those two sides get together? Can sides where you have people who want to see men play in women's sports and you have a side that doesn't understand even the concept of allowing that to happen [get together]?"

Trump knows it's a long shot. "It has an impact," he said of the assassination attempt. "Now, maybe the impact will wear off if the other side gets nasty." It seems quite likely that that is exactly what will happen and the fighting will resume, even though both Trump and President Joe Biden are talking about unity.

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A HISTORY OF POLITICAL ASSASSINATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES

Since the day the first Democrat vice-president (and co-founder of Tammany Hall), Aaron Burr, killed one of the Founding Fathers, they've always been this way. Consider: between 1865 and 1901, three presidents were assassinated, all Republicans.  
Three of the first six elected GOP presidents were murdered, by Southern sympathizers, anarchist leftists, and sexual weirdos. 
JFK, the lone Dem, was shot and killed by a Communist. 
In addition, there were attempts on the life of Teddy Roosevelt (shot), Ronald Reagan (shot), and Gerald Ford (shot at twice). Within just the past few years, senator Rand Paul was violently assaulted, congressman Steve Scalise was shot by a Trump-hating Bernie Bro, and a Leftist psycho traveled across the country to try and assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. They never stop, they never sleep, they never quit.

For the record, Democrat RFK was assassinated too.  And, he was assassinated by an angry Palestinian.

It might be premature and simplistic to blame this Trump assassination attempt on a Democrat.

Unless ...   Question: Is the CIA Democrat?

Just kidding. 

I'll be here all week.

Analysis of Secret Service Failures in the Trump Assassination Attempt

 

Rooftop Security Lapses

A significant failure was the shooter’s ability to access the rooftop of the American Glass Research building, just 130 meters (140 yards) from where Trump was speaking. The U.S. Army’s primary manual on physical and executive security, FM 3-19.30 (formerly FM 19-30), outlines critical steps that were overlooked in this case. These include conducting a thorough tactical analysis to identify strategic points and potential threat areas, and performing detailed reconnaissance to gather real-time information through site surveys and intelligence resources. Ignoring these essential procedures likely contributed to the security breach that allowed the shooter to position himself with a clear line of sight to the former president. Furthermore, despite the presence of Secret Service counter-sniper teams, the shooter managed to open fire before being neutralized. This shows a major lapse in the advance security sweeps and the failure to eliminate sight lines to the stage.

Ignored Warnings and Poor Response

Eyewitness accounts reveal that police ignored public warnings about the gunman. A witness reported seeing the shooter with a rifle on the rooftop and raised the alarm. However, these warnings were not acted upon, indicating a breakdown in communication and response protocols. Additionally, footage obtained by TMZ shows the gunman lining up his shot, highlighting missed opportunities to detect and intervene before the attack.

THERE IS MUCH MORE

AND THEN THERE'S THIS:

THE LEFT HAS GONE FULL MUSLIM

The Democrat Left has now gone full Muslim. In blaming Trump for the assassination attempt and for the gall of not only surviving it but defiantly so, As Sharia Law dictates the victim of rape is the criminal, not the rapist. Ditto Donald Trump.

Lest we forget that production of Julius Caesar in Central Park where the aforementioned lead character was presented as Donald Trump, or talentless dishrag Kathy Griffen olding up a prop of Trump's bloody severed head on national television.

Nearly 9 years of sliming him as literally Hitler, and those of us who support him, or to be more precise, who oppose them, as being Nazis and white supremacists hell bent on destroying "our precious democracy."

Second gunman in the bleachers? Crooks got his head vaporized and yet we still don't know by whom.

There are all kinds of questions that point to either the competence or lack thereof of the Secret Service, as well as local law enforcement. Of course, given what we now know of the completely politicized nature of our national law enforcement and intelligence agencies and their documented palace coup against Donald Trump that started in 2016 at the behest of Hilary Clinton and extending well into Trump's term of office including the infamous letter signed by 51 of America's top spooks calling the Hunter Biden laptop Russian propaganda. And on and on and on. Is it a stretch to think that this was an FBI/CIA plot? They helped steal an election, did their best to politically sabotage and remove Trump from the moment he came down the golden Trump tower escalator 9 years ago.

(MEANWHILE) we have innocent people rotting in jail over a supposed insurrection that was a false flag op involving DOJ, Capitol PD stooges who attempted to foment unrest after having the doors opened for them and escorted inside the Capitol. We also have the army declaring pro-life groups as domestic terrorists.

QUANTICO HAS THOMAS WILLIAM CROOKS CELL PHONE, BUT THEY CAN'T GET DATA OUT OF IT

Biden’s FBI has announced that they believe the would-be assassin at former President Trump’s Pennsylvania rally on Saturday acted alone.

The statement comes despite the bureau’s inability to access data from the suspect’s cell phone, which has been sent to Quantico for further examination.

Kevin Rojek, FBI Special Agent in Charge Pittsburgh, said that the information currently available to the bureau suggests that there is no further public safety concern. However, he also noted that the investigation is still in its early stages, according to Fox News.

“We have not identified an ideology associated with the subject, but I want to remind everyone that we’re still very early in this investigation,” Rojek said during a press conference on Sunday.

The suspect’s cell phone, which could hold vital clues to understanding the motivations behind the attack, has been transported to the FBI’s forensic lab in Quantico. However, the bureau has failed to access any data so far.

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This cell phone is so heavily encrypted that the US Intelligence apparatus can't get information out of it.

Does that sound reasonable?

Someone needs to ask Edward Snowden about this.

This is a Dangerous Game To Play I Glenn Loury and Charles Murray

REPORT: Secret Service Resources Were Diverted to Jill Biden’s Saturday Campaign Event in Pittsburgh and Away from Trump’s – Many Agents Assigned to Trump were Temporary Replacements

 

REPORT: Secret Service Resources Were Diverted to Jill Biden’s Saturday Campaign Event in Pittsburgh and Away from Trump’s – Many Agents Assigned to Trump were Temporary Replacements




AND THEN THERE'S THIS:




AND THIS:





AND THIS:


Local cop climbed onto the roof, but retreated when the shooter pointed his weapon at him

Forbes Posts and Then Deletes Article Titled: ‘Will Surviving Gunfire Be Donald Trump’s Next Appeal To Black Voters?’


Will Trump seize the apparent assassination attempt against him as an opportunity to meaningfully address the epidemic of gun violence in America? Will he deem unacceptable the dangers to which citizens are exposed as they go to schools, places of religious worship, concerts, movie theaters, supermarkets, shopping malls, sporting events, and now, presidential campaign rallies? It’s possible, but unlikely.

“And the Blacks, they love me because they know the terrifying sound of gunshots,” isn’t a claim that Trump has actually made. Hopefully he doesn’t. But it isn’t at all unthinkable. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has repeatedly contended that the August 2023 release of his criminal mugshot deeply resonated with Black voters because they know firsthand the unfairness of our nation’s criminal justice system. He has since relied on that narrative to persuade more Black Americans to cast votes for him this November. More Black men now than four years ago say they’re voting for Trump this time, but not many of them say they’re planning to do so because of any notion of shared kinship with judicial injustice.

Immediately after shots were fired, Trump fell and then secret service agents rushed to his side. He was down just over one minute. As the agents lifted him and he stood again, Trump looked into the crowd and raised his fist.

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In his biography at the bottom of the article, Harper boasts, “My work has included advising executives on DEI strategy and coaching leaders, as well as designing and delivering high-quality professional learning experiences for employees across all levels.”

Harper continued, “Foundations have invested $22.2 million into my diversity, equity, and inclusion research, and I have procured an additional $18.5 million for my center at USC.”

Barbara Grasle
In Quietude

Sunday, July 14, 2024

"A source within the Secret Service community tells RealClearPolitics that the agency rules of engagement in this situation are to wait until the president is fired upon to return fire"

UNFUCKINGBELIEVABLE! I am NOT a fan of Ben Shapiro, but I will say this: His reporting here should go down in history as being among the best news reports in history. 

Hats off to Ben Shapiro. I don't know how he collated so much information, and deliverede it in such a timely manner.










TRUMP ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT PREDICTED 3 MONTHS AGO

Melania Trump Breaks Silence with Powerful Statement Following Attempted Assassination of President Trump

 

“I am thinking of you, now, my fellow Americans,” Melania continued. “We have always been a unique union. America, the fabric of our gentle nation is tattered, but our courage and common sense must ascend and bring us back together as one.”

“To the families of the innocent victims who are now suffering from this heinous act, I humbly offer my sincerest sympathy,” she said. “Your need to summon your inner strength for such a terrible reason saddens me.”

She then revealed what went through her mind when Trump was struck in the ear by a bullet, inches away from his brain, and thanked those who saved her husband.

“When I watched that violent bullet strike my husband, Donald, I realized my life, and Barron’s life, were on the brink of devastating change. I am grateful to the brave secret service agents and law enforcement officials who risked their own lives to protect my husband,” Melania wrote.

She described Crooks as “a monster who recognized my husband as an inhuman political machine” who attempted to “ring out Donald’s passion — his laughter, ingenuity, love of music, and inspiration.”

Melania then warned about America’s “personal, structural, and life commitment” until death and urged Americans to “ascend above the hate, the vitriol, and the simple-minded ideas that ignite violence.”

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WHAT?! Trump Shooter Appears to Be Featured in 2023 BlackRock Ad

Investigative reporter Laura Loomer has uncovered a BlackRock ad from 2023 that appears to feature Thomas Matthew Crooks, the 20-year-old shooter who tried assassinating President Donald Trump at his campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Saturday evening. 
BlackRock has deep ties to Biden, with many former executives and employees being hired to fill his administration. 
The BlackRock ad was filmed at Bethel Park High School, which Crooks attended.

THIS IS THE EQUIVALENT OF WHEN BIDEN READS THE CUES ON THE TELEPROMPTER ("END SENTENCE", "PAUSE", etc.)

 WATCH: Biden Issued Veiled Threat One Week Before Trump Assassination Attempt in Stephanopoulos Interview, Implied Something Ominous Was About to Befall Trump

Biden here's things, sees them, and just blurts them out. He is often incapable of remembering what he is and isn't supposed to say in public. 

This is why he sometimes says things like, "They are going to be mad at me for saying that."

MARCH 21, 2024, JAMES CARVILLE advised Biden to have others do his 'wet work' against Trump: 'Take a guy out'

AIRSPACE CLOSED DOWN OVER PITTSBURGH

 


I don't see this anywhere in the news, but Midnight Rider says the airspace is closed down over Pittsburgh. 

He confirmed this through family friends who live in the area.

Last time we saw this was 9/11.

This means someone in the FBI, or DOJ is taking this situation seriously, and that they suspect a conspiracy.

CONFIRMATION: 

THE ACTUAL FAA ORDER:

 


IS THIS TRUE?

 


The area does not seem to be particularly complex to manage.





Plan A: Stop him in the press…fail Plan B: Stop him on social media..fail Plan C: Stop him in court….fail Plan D: …just failed

SEEING WHAT THE SECRET SERVICE COULD NOT SEE


  THE SECRET SERVICE COULDN'T GET HIM IN THEIR TARGETS UNTIL AFTER A BULLET HIT TRUMP IN THE HEAD. 

AND, AT THAT POINT, THEY MADE SURE WAS DEAD. 

HE WILL NEVER TALK AGAIN.

WAS THE SECRET SERVICE DOING THEIR JOB?

OR DID THEY PLAY THE ROLE OF JACK RUBY?

I GUESS YOU CAN SAY IT THIS WAY. THEY WERE QUICK TO THE TRIGGER AFTER THE ASSASSIN FAILED. CERTAINLY, IF THEY HAD NOT SHOT THE ASSASSIN, THERE COULD HAVE BEEN MORE MAYHEM. SO, GOOD ON THEM, HUH? 

BY THE WAY, I FIGURED SOMETHING OUT; THE VIDEO BELOW DOES NOT SHOW INCOMPETENCE. 

THE SECRET SERVICE GUY IN THE VIDEO BELOW WAS LOOKING IN THE DIRECTION AWAY FROM THE SHOOTER. THE BULLET CAME FROM BEHIND TRUMP'S HEAD.

BREAKING: Emergency Hearing Called — Secret Service Director Called to Testify Before House Regarding Assassination Attempt on President Trump

Rep. James Comer, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced on his social media account that he “have already contacted the Secret Service for a briefing and am also calling on Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle to appear for a hearing. The Oversight Committee will send a formal invitation soon.”

Trump Issues New Statement on Morning After Assassination Attempt: ‘It Was God Alone Who Prevented the Unthinkable From Happening’

 

Trump Issues New Statement on Morning After Assassination Attempt: ‘It Was God Alone Who Prevented the Unthinkable From Happening’



Thomas Matthew Crooks ID’d as gunman who shot Trump during Pa. rally






The gunman who attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump Saturday was identified as 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks, sources told The Post.

Crooks, of Bethel Park, Pa., squeezed off shots — one of which grazed Trump in the ear — at an outdoor rally in Butler, just outside Pittsburgh.

Sources said Crooks was planted on a roof of a manufacturing plant more than 130 yards away from the stage at Butler Farm Show grounds.

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Another eye witness says that he told law officers there was a man on the roof climbing between multiple rooftops and they did absolutely nothing to stop him until it was too late!

ELON MUSK ENDDORSES TRUMP AFTER ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

“An Inch Away From Civil War” - Trump Survives Assassination Attempt, Shot In Ear At Rally




Yes, it’s okay to compare Trump to Hitler. Don’t let me stop you.



FOOTAGE OF THE FAILED ASSASSIN?

Eyewitness Claims He Saw Trump Shooter Crawling on Roof With A Rifle… Warned Secret Service and Police– They Did Nothing—“Secret Service blew his [shooter’s] head off!” After He Shot Trump

 

Eyewitness Claims He Saw Trump Shooter Crawling on Roof With A Rifle… Warned Secret Service and Police– They Did Nothing—“Secret Service blew his [shooter’s] head off!” After He Shot Trump [VIDEO]

Report: Secret Service Agents Were Standing on Rooftop Near to Where Shooter Was Reportedly Stationed – How did They Miss This?


SO, IF THIS WITNESS' TESTIMONY IS ACCURATE,

1) THE SECRET SERVICE WAS WARNED

2) THEY SHOT THE GUY AFTER HE HIT TRUMP IN THE HEAD WITH A SHOT

3) THEY KILLED THE GUY, AND HE WILL NEVER SPEAK AGAIN

HAS BIDEN BEEN REFUSING TRUMP'S REQUEST FOR BEEFED UP SECRET SERVICE DETAIL? 

ACE OF SPADES SAYS
It looks like the shooter was on the roof, and was spotted by a lot of people. 
Just not the Secret Service. 
We're going to need investigations and a lot of resignations. Starting with Mayorkas.

Biden on July 8: ‘We’re Done Talking About the Debate, it’s Time to Put Trump in a Bullseye’

Biden on July 8: ‘We’re Done Talking About the Debate, it’s Time to Put Trump in a Bullseye’

Biden made the comment on a video call with his top donors.


The Secret Service blew his head off

60+ YEARS OF PROTECTING PRESIDENTS SINCE THE ASSASSINATION OF JFK, AND THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN HIT HAVE BEEN THE TWO MOST BELOVED REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS; REAGAN AND TRUMP

 


EARLY CLAIM: SHOOTER IS AN ANTIFA MEMBER, IN A MOSTLY-PEACEFUL ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT?

The leftwing media and the demonic Democrat Regime finally instilled enough fear and hatred into one of their maniacs to shoot Trump.

They're all doing victory laps now.

So it's the right who encourages political violence, huh, Antifa-Boosting Media?

 

The media's early take? Trump is a coward who got a-scared by some sounds
YOU GUYS THINK YOU'RE GOING TO GET AWAY WITH THIS SHIT, DON'T YOU?

AND THEN THERE'S THIS FROM CNN:


Suspect identified as Mark Violets, an Antifa member, Prior to the shooting Mark Violets uploaded a video on YouTube claiming "justice is coming"

Congressional Hearing Exposes MASSIVE Advertising Cartel Colluding to Censor Conservatives – “Makes Up 90% of Global Market Spend”


A damning new GOP congressional report has shed light on a massive advertising monopoly that has successfully cornered the world market, forcing companies to accept/censor messaging from the top down. Specifically, the marketing “cartel” is working to silence and suppress conservative voices by choking off their ability to generate revenue.

During a hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Jim Jordan began by calling out the World Federation of Advertisers and the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM) for their monopolization of the advertising market and collusion to blacklist right-wing media companies and voices. This one group reportedly controls a staggering 90% of marketing efforts WORLDWIDE.

“How do they do this: WFA members represent roughly 90% of the global advertising spend,” Rep. Jordan explained. “That means WFA has almost monopoly power over advertising dollars and a tremendous amount of market power.”

“They collude to make sure no other advertiser supports any news outlets, platforms, or creators that these massive companies don’t agree with. And these people don’t like conservatives,” he continued.

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