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Twitter suspends Ron Paul Institute.

Another day, another bunch of suspensions.

Several Libertarian figures, including the Ron Paul Institute director, have found their Twitter accounts suspended. It comes after tech giants went after right-wing journalist Alex Jones, banning his show from their platforms.

Radio host and editorial director of antiwar.com Scott Horton, former State Department employee and author Peter Van Buren, and Dan McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, found their twitter accounts suspended on Monday, according to Antiwar.com.

The reasons given are pretty lame:

Horton has been disciplined for the use of improper language against journalist Jonathan M. Katz, he said in a brief statement. McAdams was suspended for retweeting him, he said.

Past tweets in both accounts were available to the public at the time of the writing, unlike the account of Van Buren, which was fully redacted.

What I haven't been able to find at this early hour are any RTs or even screencaps of the "offending" tweets. That's because no one can pass them around on Twitter without getting themselves suspended:

Orwellian, isn't it?

I've emailed Eric and am hoping to hear back from him today. I'll update with more details when and if I get them.

Congress may have a chance to find out what Christopher Steele has been hiding.

A lawyer for a Russian businessman suing BuzzFeed News over the infamous Steele dossier says he will provide the Senate with a video of a deposition that Christopher Steele, the document’s author, gave as part of the BuzzFeed lawsuit in June.

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the judiciary panel, asked Val Gurvits, a lawyer for Boston Legal Group, to provide a transcript and video of a deposition that Steele gave in London on June 18 as part of a lawsuit against BuzzFeed in a July 25 letter.

 

And with that, I'm outta here for the day. See you back here bright and early tomorrow AM.

What a dirtbag:

Fox News:

Gates acknowledged during testimony on Monday to embezzling money from Manafort. But on Tuesday, he denied using that money to finance his extramarital relationship, saying he used “bonus money” and “family money.”

The questioning is part of the Manafort defense strategy of presenting Gates to the jury as someone who lies and cannot be trusted.

Oh my goodness! As I reported here yesterday, Judge Ellis got snippy again in court Monday during the Manafort trial, but I didn't realize he made Mueller's lawyer cry.