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Conspiracy theorists gathering with QAnon and Trump’s wackiest supporters to raise money for Mike Flynn defense

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Conspiracy theorists are organizing a conference to raise money for former Trump administration National Security Advisor Mike Flynn’s legal defense fund, Mother Jones reported Tuesday.

“The event is being organized by Rich Granville, the CEO of Yippy, Inc, who has a Twitter feed littered with references to QAnon, a conspiracy theory centered around the notion that Trump is secretly taking down an international ring of pedophiles that includes high-ranking Democrats,” the magazine reported. “QAnon supporters believe that an anonymous person known as Q is dropping online clues about this supposed clandestine operation. The web page for Granville’s conference prominently features an American flag festooned with a Q.”

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The website for the conference includes a picture of the United States flag with the 50 stars representing each state replaced with 13 stars arranged to form a “Q.”

Digital Soldiers Conference (screengrab)

“America is on the verge of a digital civil war. Unlike the battle for individual freedom of the late 19th century, this is not a war against brave men in uniform but cowards in cubicles deciding for us what is healthy conversation — their weapons of war: censorship and suppression,” the website argued. “The battle is joined. Victory will be ours.”

Speakers at the conference include right-wing podcaster Bill Mitchell, whose fans are livid after he solicited $15,000 to move to Washington, DC — and then moved to Miami.

Joy Villa and Dr. Gina Loudon are also scheduled to speak, along with Ivan Raiklin, Doug Giles, Derrick Gradenigo and Rich Granville.

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And, as the website teases, a “mystery guest.”

Digital Soldiers Conference speakers (screengrab)

In an interview with Mother Jones, Granville denied the Qanon flag graphic was a deliberate QAnon reference.

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“It does look like Q, but there is no reference to QAnon anywhere on that site,” Granville said.

But he did admit he personally believe in Qanon.

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“Do I think it’s good for America? Absolutely,” he said. “Do I think it’s a conspiracy theory? I doubt that,” he argued.


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‘The worst day of the presidency so far for Donald Trump’: Advisor to four presidents

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President Donald Trump has not had a worse day in office than he suffered on Friday, according to a top former White House advisor.

David Gergen served in the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. He was interviewed Friday night by CNN's Anderson Cooper.

"If you are looking to throw somebody under the bus, Gordon Sondland would probably be a prime candidate to be next in line to be thrown under the bus," Cooper said.

"I think the president will wait patiently to see what he says and then decide," Gergen replied.

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Chris Hayes breaks down the ‘busy day in the criminal chronicles of one President Donald J. Trump’

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"Good God, today has been ten days and this week has been ten weeks," Hayes said. "And there are a million things happening at once."

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Trump ignored aides’ advice before first Ukraine call — and it destroyed his impeachment defense: report

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Friday's bombshell, behind-closed-door testimony from David Holmes has made White House aides unhappy, but the bad news for the administration did not stop there.

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