Leader Of Anti-Garland Group Once Demanded Judges Have A 'Biblical View Of Justice'

As we and others have noted, the Judicial Crisis Network, the primary outside group backing the Senate GOP’s blockade of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, is funded almost entirely by a dark-money group connected to a single family of conservative donors.

On Friday, Open Secrets uncovered that the same dark-money network funding JCN is behind another group that is working to oppose Merrick Garland’s nomination: the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT).

Open Secrets reports that FACT, which styles itself as a right-wing alternative to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), receives all of its funding through Donor’s Trust, a donor-advised fund that acts as a “pass-through vessel” for conservative funders, making the source of contributions all but impossible to trace. But Open Secrets found evidence linking FACT to the Corkery family, who are behind a number of conservative groups including JCN. JCN and FACT share a treasurer, Neil Corkery, and FACT has the same front address as a number of Corkery-linked groups.

The executive director of FACT and the sole paid employee listed on its most recent tax filing is Matt Whitaker, a former U.S. Attorney from Iowa who we here at Right Wing Watch remember from his unsuccessful run for his home state’s Republican Senate nomination in 2014 (it ultimately went to now-Sen. Joni Ernst). When asked at a debate what criteria he would use to determine whether to support or attempt to block President Obama’s federal judicial nominees, Whitaker said that he would ask if nominees are “people of faith” and “have a biblical view of justice.”

“As long as they have that worldview, then they’ll be a good judge,” he said. “And if they have a secular worldview, where this is all we have here on earth, then I’m going to be very concerned about how they judge.”

From the Open Secrets report on FACT:

One right-leaning group has weighed in more quietly: The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) has demanded Harvard University release records having to do with Garland’s role in the debate in the early 1970s over whether to allow ROTC recruiters on that campus. In late March, FACT’s executive director, Matthew Whitaker, was quoted saying that “Americans have a right to know about Garland’s views of the military.”

Turns out JCN and FACT have something in common, beyond a penchant for keeping the names of their donors secret: Neil Corkery, who is treasurer of the judicial group and also the treasurer and a member of the board of directors at FACT, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Its funding — $600,000 in 2014, according to the only tax return it has filed to date — comes entirely from a conservative donor-advised fund called DonorsTrust, which means it could come from anywhere. DonorsTrust is a pass-through vessel that manages the charitable contributions of wealthy individuals and foundations to organizations that are “dedicated to the ideals of limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise,” according to its website, while allowing the donors to remain anonymous. Charles Koch is among the many conservatives who have filtered money through DonorsTrust.

In other words, an organization “dedicated to promoting accountability, ethics, and transparency” gets 100 percent of its funds from a group that exists mainly as a vehicle for donors to elude transparency.

Meanwhile, Corkery adds FACT to a long list of nondisclosing nonprofits at which he holds, or has held, a key position, often treasurer, and which often have overlapping slates of directors or officers. For instance, at two other groups where Corkery is treasurer, the Judicial Education Project and Catholic Voices, a close family ally by the name of Dan Casey is president and director, respectively. Casey is also the secretary of JCN. At the Sudan Relief Fund, Corkery is president, Casey is treasurer, and Ann Corkery, Neil’s wife, is a director.

Ann Corkery is also president of the Wellspring Committee, from which JCN receives substantial funding, including more than $6.6 million in 2014; Kathleen Corkery, the couple’s daughter, is on Wellspring’s board of directors, and its secretary-treasurer is Casey’s son. Neil Corkery draws salaries from several of the groups where he’s an office; Ann is paid by Wellspring. (Venn diagram in the works.)

Many of the groups list the same Georgetown address as their office, with different suite numbers. In reality, the address is that of a UPS store, and the suite numbers are post boxes. FACT’s listed address, in downtown Washington, D.C., has no markings; it appears to be an address that is cited by more than one organization without actually being physically used by any of them, with a receptionist who answers the phone with the names of various groups depending on which line is called.

Oath Keepers Founder Ready For War With Liberal, Islamist, Drug Cartel Coalition

While speaking with Alex Jones last week, Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes said that his militia group is prepared to fight the supposed alliance between liberals, Black Lives Matter activists, anarchists, gangs, drug cartels and jihadists determined “to destroy western civilization.”

Rhodes boasted that his extremist group is “starting student chapters on college campuses across the country,” while Jones warned that college student bodies today are dominated by violent Maoists bent on killing their adversaries.

The Oath Keepers leader had a warning for any student who tried to burn the American flag: “You’re going to get stomped. That’s what’s going to happen to them. I know a lot of veterans, the first time they see some radical leftist trampling on a flag or burning a flag, they’re going to kick their ass. I know you can say it’s free speech, but the veteran doesn’t care about that. In his mind, it’s not free speech, that’s not protected speech, it’s incitement to violence so he’s going to go ahead and use it.”

“When someone gets in your face and wants to use violence, like that one commissar who was screaming and screeching for ‘muscle,’ ‘Bring some muscle over here, I need muscle,’ people like that, we have no sympathy for, so when she gets what’s coming to her and those like her, well that’s just the way it goes,” Rhodes continued. “When someone does defend themselves and they get stomped, of course they’ll screech and call them ‘racist’ and ‘fascist’ and ‘brownshirts’ but they brought it on themselves so I just have no sympathy for them.”

Rhodes then said that European leaders are inviting “jihadists” to set up “up a future Tet Offensive, Tet-style offensive in Europe and the same thing is being done to this country, so if we just sit back, they’ll win because they’ll just cause the chaos they’ll use as creative destruction.”

He said Oath Keepers’ “civil defense units” will “fight in the street” against “the jihadists and the cartels and the gangs and these radical Black Lives Matter people and the black anarchists, the black flag anarchists; they are all just force multipliers and proxies, just as we saw during the Cold War with communism.”

Jones announced that “we have a mole inside the Democrats” who has reported that party operatives are buying InfoWars shirts to wear while committing a “fourth generation false flag” and that Muslim refugees in America and Europe are “preparing a secret super assault, a jihadist, western Tet Offensive.”

According to Rhodes, liberals “support radical Islamists” because “they want to destroy western civilization” and want to “use them as a force multiplier as part of their creative destruction and then later control them. Of course they’re wrong, they’ll wind up with their heads chopped off at the end, if they prevail.” Jones further explained that the communist leaders “are planning a hot takeover” and are going to “conscript people that aren’t domesticated as their slaves” and hope that the radical Islamists commit terrorist attacks so that they can “bring in martial law after.”

Rhodes said this was the “creative destruction” he has warned about, suggesting that Hitler-like western leaders will not only bring in terrorists but also millions of Latin American refugees after deliberately “imploding” their home countries’ economies. He urged viewers to get ready to fight MS-13 gangs “or some Islamist cell down the street.”

Rick Joyner Claims 'Our People Died' Because Russia And China Hacked Hillary Clinton's Email Server

On the latest episode of his "Prophetic Perspective on Current Events" program, Rick Joyner stated that it's an outrage that Hillary Clinton has not been indicted over her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state, especially since it's been proven that both Russia and China hacked her server and that people died as a result.

"Some of the emails were classified above top secret," Joyner asserted, "and we do know that the Russians and the Chinese both hacked in, probably got all that information. We don't know how many of our people died; we know that some did. We know that some of our operatives have disappeared ... All this has come out in the news, it's all been public record."

Joyner's claims, of course, are nonsense.

Jerome Corsi & Alex Jones: 90 Million Americans Could Soon Be 'Eliminated'

Last week, WorldNetDaily “reporter” Jerome Corsi joined InfoWars host Alex Jones to discuss his predictions for 2016, which include economic collapse, nuclear attacks and World War III.

Corsi told Jones that “this is the most critical time in world history and we’re on the verge of a major financial collapse and a World War III event” involving nuclear conflict. “The globalists will be happy — kill 5 or 6 billion people, they’re not going to miss them, that’s the problem,” he said.

“We really have power-mad pseudo-communists run by weirdo war criminals like George Soros going completely insane,” Jones said. “It’s crazy. I don’t think they even know what they’re doing now. They just hate freedom, hate free markets, hate Christians, hate America and just want to screw everything up.”

Corsi said that the U.S. government has evolved into a “fascist” system that is being led by people who want to “keep the power in Washington and the rest of the country, ‘forget it, put them on welfare, if they’re not useful, they can be eliminated in the next global war, doesn’t matter.’” He estimated that the group slated for elimination amounts to around 90 million people.

“In the ’30s, the United States was more of a capitalist country, we had more individual freedom and we still had a God-fearing society,” Corsi said, something that would be news to many people of color. “And today that’s gone.”

But Corsi said there is some good news.

While Europe suffers financial chaos and terrorist attacks, Corsi believes that the U.S. may turn around by electing Donald Trump. Otherwise, “this is the last chapter” for America.

“While you’re saying this, there’s a giant thunderstorm overhead, it made me get chills up my back,” Jones said. “I know the left captured us, the globalists run us. Why do they want to bring in 5 million jihadis in to kill us? Why? Why do they hate prosperity and nice stuff?”

Tea Party Group Draws Crowd Of Tens To Protest Supreme Court Confirmation

Today, as thousands of people gathered in front of the Supreme Court to voice their support of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, a somewhat smaller crowd organized by Tea Party Patriots held forth against the DAPA/DACA actions and urged the Senate not to confirm President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

We counted about 20 people at the Tea Party Patriots event at 11 am, shortly before the event’s speeches were scheduled to begin: 

The heavily outnumbered protesters carried signs saying “#NoHearingsNoVotes,” “#TheDecisionIsOurs,” “#LetThePeopleDecide” and “Let The People Have A Voice On The Future Of The Court,” the message that anti-Garland groups have settled on to make their quest to block hearings on a Supreme Court nomination sound like a populist rallying cry. The sign on a podium labeled Garland “Obama’s Rubber Stamp.”

There was a high ratio of Republican and conservative movement speakers to grassroots activists, asRep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas,Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo.,Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and the Judicial Crisis Network’s Carrie Severino addressed the small crowd.

Here’s another view of the Tea Party Patriots event:

 

UPDATE: Politico reports:

News concerences sponsored by the Tea Party and FreedomWorks also featured Reps. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), as well as other speakers who unsuccessfully tried to lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance and "America the Beautiful." An effort to lead a singalong of the national anthem backfired when the singer forgot the lyrics midway through, drawing jeers.

 

Corey Lewandowski: Trump's Handling Of Battery Allegation Shows He'll Be Tough On Terrorism

Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, appeared on “The John Fredericks Show” on Friday to discuss the decision by Florida prosecutors not to charge him with battery after he grabbed and bruised reporter Michelle Fields at a campaign event.

Lewandowski falsely claimed that Fields originally said she was thrown to the ground and he praised Trump for defending him over the incident, declaring that by standing with him and attacking Fields, Trump showed how tough he would be while fighting terrorism.

Unlike all the weak politicians, Lewandowski explained, Trump showed toughness and stood up for the truth, which is exactly what the voters want: “They want somebody who is tough and strong and is willing to say words like ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ when our country is being attacked by terrorists.”

The 'National Diversity Coalition For Trump' Is Exactly What You'd Expect

Earlier this month, a "National Diversity Coalition for Trump" was formed by the GOP presidential frontrunner's lawyer Michael Cohen for the purpose of, in the words of one of the group's leaders, demonstrating to voters that Donald Trump is "not racist, misogynist, sexist or Islamophobic." Trump is reportedly scheduled to meet with this group today and we are not at all surprised to see that Lance Wallnau is listed among the group members.

Wallnau, as we've noted before, is a leading proponent of Seven Mountains dominionism, the idea that Christians are to "do whatever is necessary" to take control of all aspects of the culture, such as business, educaiton and the media, in order to implement the will of God throughout the world. Wallnau is especially concerned with gaining control over the "mountain of government" because he believes that it is currently under the control of Satan ... and he seems to believe that Trump just might be the man to finally claim it for Christ.

As he declared in a video that he uploaded to his Facebook page last year, Wallnau has been leading "a group of people that are praying for and encouraging Mr. Donald Trump" because "God has given this man an anointing for the mantle of government in the United States and he will prosper!"

Also among the members of diversity coalition is Frances Rice of the National Black Republican Association, who absurdly claimed a few years ago that the GOP's infamous "Southern Strategy" was an effort by the Republican Party to get "fair-minded" non-racist voters in the South to stop supporting the racist Democratic Party.

"That strategy was designed to get the fair-minded people in the South to stop discriminating against blacks and to stop supporting a party that did not share their values," she said. "So those fair-minded ones who migrated to the Republican Party did so. They joined us, we did not join the racists."

Dan Gainor: Hollywood Is Waging War On American Culture And Christianity

On Friday's radio program, Bryan Fischer interviewed Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center about the new DirecTV program "You Me Her" which, according to press reports, "centers around a three-way romantic relationship involving a suburban married couple."

Fischer and Gainor were predictably outraged about the show, with Gainor decrying it for "putting a nuclear weapon under the nuclear family and destroying it."

Just 20 years ago, Fischer said, the idea of gay marriage would have been "unthinkable" but now polygamy is being openly prompted on television and this "cultural rot is becoming mainstream."

Gainor agreed, fuming that "if ISIS were to launch a widespread media propaganda campaign tearing down American culture, targeting Christianity, targeting American children for depravity ... we would declare war on them. And in fact, Hollywood does it every single day, probably every single minute."

"Hollywood is the most irresponsible use of power we have ever seen," Gainor stated.

Right Wing Round-Up - 4/15/16

  • Andy Kush @ Gawker: A Room Full of New York Republicans Straight Up Ignored Ted Cruz's Speech Last Night.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 4/15/16

  • CitizenLink, formerly Focus on the Family Action, is now the Family Policy Alliance, because the last name was too “confusing to many people.”
  • Virginia high school debate teams are boycotting the state finals hosted by Liberty University because of Jerry Falwell Jr.’s statements attacking Muslims.
  • A supporter of the bill to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee says that the measure’s opponents in the government are almost “saying that we have to substitute hostility towards religion for a tolerance and acceptance of religion.”
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