The Big History Behind January 6th, Part 1: Anti-Communism, Domestic Surveillance, and the Russian Alliance

President Carter and Frank Church, circa 1977.
Maj. Gen. Jack Singlaub, in an undated photo.
Western Goals believed communists in government were trying to destroy the country’s intelligence capabilities.
Title Card from the Western Goals documentary “The Subversion Factor.” (1983)
At Reagan’s first inauguration on January 20, 1981.
Larry McDonald died September 1, 1983. Today, his district is represented by Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Lt. Col. Oliver North became a household name in 1987. He went on to lead the National Rifle Association while it became increasingly tied to Russia.
Anti-communists: “Now what?” Also notable: the death of Robert Maxwell.
uCampaign’s app was customized for multiple campaigns around the world, including Mercer darling Ted Cruz and later, Donald Trump.
Michael T. Flynn was awarded the inaugural “Singlaub Award” on September 14, 2018.



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Dave Troy

Dave Troy

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