ar-right activist Laura Loomer, who often propagates conspiracy theories online, responded to criticism about her credibility by saying she had five headlines on the right-wing Drudge Report.
Loomer was responding to a message posted by a women’s march staffer, Sophie Ellman-Golan, who tweeted that Loomer is “not a journalist. She’s a troll who intentionally spreads false information.”
Loomer hit back, tweeting that “I have had 5 Drudge headlines *this year* alone.”
“1. I have a journalism degree
2. My journalism degree says Suma Cum Laude because I was top of my class and had a 4.0 GPA
3. My journalism and investigative findings have been reported by every MSM outlet in the US.
4. I have had 5 Drudge headlines *this year* alone.”
Loomer, who refers to herself as an “investigative journalist,” previously worked for Project Veritas, an organization known for its dishonestly edited videos that take aim at right-wing hate targets with little regard for the truth.
She has painted mass shootings as false flag operations and fake stories.
“It’s obvious these kids are reading a screen or notes someone else wrote for them,” she wrote after the Parkland shooting. “Notice how media is only talking to the same group of students. They aren’t talking to the pro gun ROTC students who actually saved lives, unlike these students.”
After the Santa Fe High School shooting in May, she wrote “The doctor speaking to media outside the hospital in Santa Fe, TX where victims of a school shooting were taken today said they just had a “mass casualty drill” at the hospital around the same time of the school drill. I’m sorry, but I can’t help but notice these “coincidences”.”
Snopes reported that the doctor said the hospital conducts such drills every quarter.
Loomer has repeatedly drawn national attention for disrupting events.
In March she was removed from a courthouse during a trial for the Pulse nightclub shooter’s widow, Noor Salman, after she harassed Salman’s family.
Last year, she interrupted a performance of “Julius Caesar” in New York’s Central Park, by shouting “stop the normalization of political violence against the right.” She continued, yelling “You guys are ISIS! CNN is ISIS!”
After last year’s terrorist attack in New York, Loomer posted a string of Islamophobic tweets.
“Someone needs to create a non Islamic form of @uber or @lyft because I never want to support another Islamic immigrant driver,” she wrote. “I’m late to the NYPD press conference because I couldn’t find a non Muslim cab or @Uber @lyft driver for over 30 min!”
Both Uber and Lyft subsequently banned her.
Her discriminatory remarks last year fit into a broader ideology Loomer has promoted on Twitter. She has repeatedly posted Islamophobic sentiments.
Loomer did not comment prior to publication.
Right-wing activist figure Laura Loomer was arrested for trespassing at the mansion of California Governor Gavin Newsom last week.
Loomer, fellow agitator Ben Bergquam and others held a so-called “fiesta” on Newsom’s property on Wednesday to protest his position on immigration, according to The Sacramento Bee. They live-streamed the demonstration. Both were arrested.
“We are here at the Casa de Gavin, guys. That was such an easy fence to get over,” Loomer, wearing a serape and a sombrero, said in footage of the incident.
“Everybody, everybody is welcome. Casa de Gavin. Everybody is welcome. Illegals, Illegals, Casa de Gavin is open,” said Bergquam, who wore a serape, a sombrero and a fake mustache.
“Today I proved that Gavin Newsom, the governor of California who is also Nancy Pelosi’s nephew, cares more about illegals than Americans,” Loomer wrote on Facebook. “I was arrested for hopping his fence and having a fiesta on his lawn.”
“Our purpose, why we were there, was to expose the hypocrisy of Gavin Newsom and the Democrats,” Bergquam told The Sacramento Bee. “We did it in a comical way.”
Loomer staged and live-streamed a similar event on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s property last month. She jumped the fence around Pelosi’s California house and set up a tent to protest the legislator’s immigration stance.
The right-wing figure said she had brought undocumented immigrants to Pelosi’s house after meeting them at Home Depot and convincing them to accompany her, according to The Daily Beast. The men may not have known what Loomer was enlisting them in, and law enforcement authorities who reported to the scene focused on the three men and their lack of documentation, rather than Loomer, the outlet said.
Loomer has held a number of protests since she was kicked off Twitter in November 2018.
Last month, she interrupted a speaker during the Women’s March in Washington D.C. and shouted “the Women’s March does not represent Jewish people” and “what about the Jews?”
The Women’s March has faced allegations of anti-Semitism. Vanessa Wruble, one of the group’s founders who is Jewish, said she was forced out because of her heritage.
After being removed from the social media platform, Loomer chained herself to Twitter headquarters in Manhattan while shouting “I am not going to stand by as people like Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg [try to] silence the voices of millions of conservatives.”
Loomer had previously made headlines for getting banned from Uber and Lyft after tweeting anti-immigrant sentiments and for interrupting a controversial performance of Julius Caesar in New York.
Laura Loomer interrupted a speaker during the Women’s March in Washington D.C. on Saturday. In a video shared on Twitter, the right-wing activist appeared onstage attempting to speak over a woman standing at a podium.
Loomer shouted claims about the organizers of the march being anti-Jewish. “The Women’s March does not represent Jewish people,” she yelled, adding that the Women’s March was a Nazi organization.
Security escorted Loomer off stage, but she didn’t leave without repeatedly screaming at the crowd: “What about the Jews?”
Thousands arrived at the nation’s capital for the third year of the rally, despite the Women’s March organization spending the majority of last year in utter chaos. Top members within the organization were accused of anti-Semitism after one of the organization’s founders, Vanessa Wruble, claimed she was pushed out of the group because of her Jewish heritage.
The organization’s secretive financial dealings were also exposed in the midst of ongoing disputes between members and other women groups regarding the ownership and naming of the Women’s March. Turmoil within the organization has led to some members requesting the resignation of the national group’s co-chairs.
Loomer’s antics came just a few days after the alt-right attention-seeker allegedly trespassed at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home in Napa Valley, California. Loomer appeared in a video attempting to open Pelosi’s door with three “undocumented” men she tricked into joining her crusade. The purpose of Loomer’s actions, according to conspiracy theorist and blogger Jacob Wohl, who posted the video on Twitter on Thursday, was to prove Pelosi’s “mansion isn’t a sanctuary for illegal aliens.”
Loomer, who reportedly met the men at a Home Depot parking lot and persuaded them to join her protest, convinced the men to chant “You’re killing us Nancy!” after discovering the congressional leader’s door was locked, according to The Daily Beast.
At a Barnes & Noble outlet in Manhattan last night, conservative firebrand Laura Loomer called out former FBI Director James Comey, who is currently promoting his book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership. The pro-Trump Loomer was quickly ushered out of the event during which Comey apparently only answered pre-screened, written queries.
Described by The Hill as a “self-proclaimed investigative journalist,” Loomer rushed the stage last June to protest the assassination scene in a Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar at the Delacorte Theater in which an actor dressed up like Donald Trump was stabbed to death in the play.
Before she was kicked out of the bookstore, the controversial Loomer shouted several questions (see video clip embedded below) to James Comey during last night’s brief encounter, which seemed to displease the Comey-friendly audience in the room.
“How is it ethical to brief the president of the United States on an unverifiable and salacious dossier, and how is it ethical leadership to not tell him that his political opposition, Hillary Clinton, paid for that? You didn’t disclose that information. Why didn’t you? You are not an ethical leader. Today, 11 lawmakers filed a criminal referral against you. You’re gonna get prosecuted Comey; you’re gonna get locked up.”
As the Washington Post reported in October 2017, the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid a former British spy with Kremlin contacts about $9 million for the famous or infamous dossier that seems to have gotten the ball rolling on the Russia collusion allegations in the first place, in the context of FISA surveillance warrants. The FBI also chipped in.
Loomer was separately alluding to the 11 House Republicans who believe that Comey was less than forthcoming when testifying on Capitol Hill.
This is occurring against the backdrop of possible criminal charges against ex-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe for allegedly lying about media leaks and the Justice Department release to Congress of unredacted James Comey memos about his meetings with President Trump, four of which Comey allegedly gave to a friend to leak to the media.
James Comey inspires mixed feelings across the ideological spectrum. Now that he has become President Trump’s nemesis, he is favored by the liberal cohort, although many still blame him for Hillary Clinton’s loss when he reopened the email investigation 11 days before the 2016 presidential election. Those on the right are outraged that he drafted an exoneration letter for Clinton well before the FBI even interviewed the former secretary of state or various other witnesses.
The response to his media tour has also been ambivalent, the New York Times noted.
“While Mr. Comey’s book has been an undisputed commercial success, the reaction in political and news media circles has been mixed. Some have praised Mr. Comey’s forthrightness, but others have criticized his wall-to-wall TV appearances as a self-aggrandizing publicity stunt that has exacerbated the already strained relations between Mr. Trump and the nation’s law enforcement agencies.”
Anti-Trump web outlets, such as Slate and the Daily Kos, have also leveled criticism at Comey for the way he has conducted himself, evasive or otherwise, during book tour interviews.
In addition, George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley has implied that by rushing his “self-serving” memoir into print to cash in, Comey might have compromised the Mueller investigation.
Laura Loomer, who rejects alt-right or far-right labeling, and has also shown up at Hillary Clinton book signings in a form of performance art that has become known as being “Loomered,” has spent time in Las Vegas, where she has accused authorities of a coverup in the investigation of the October 1 mass shooting there.
Watch Laura Loomer confront James Comey and draw your own conclusions.
Robert Jonathan | the Inquisitr
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Conservative activist Laura Loomer on Thursday described her experience confronting former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a book signing event in New York City.
“It’s definitely an adrenaline rush because this is probably the most hated women in America. To ask her questions that one, the mainstream media refused to ask her and two, that so many Americans want answers about, it was great that I was able to do that,” she told FOX Business’ Liz MacDonald on “Risk and Reward.”
The book Clinton released on Tuesday, called “What Happened,” documents her experiences during her failed 2016 presidential election bid, including what it was like to run against President Donald Trump, the mistakes she made and how she dealt with the loss.
While Loomer was being escorted out of the event, she also questioned Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who was also at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square where the book signing was held.
“Huma! It’s so great to see you. I have a question for you: When are you going to divorce your husband [Anthony Weiner] for texting underage girls?” she asked.
The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch recently released emails from Huma Abedin’s account, which the group said gave examples of “pay to play” at the Clinton State Department, which did not surprise Loomer.
“It’s what everybody already suspected and knew to be true, but now new evidence is coming to light, which shows that we were all correct and it confirms our worst suspicions,” the conservative activist said.