Top Republicans rub shoulders with extremists in secretive rightwing group, leak reveals - 2021-09-30

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F345.png Top Republicans rub shoulders with extremists in secretive rightwing group, leak reveals September 30, 2021, Jason Wilson, The Guardian

A leaked document has revealed the membership list of the secretive Council for National Policy (CNP), showing how it provides opportunities for elite Republicans, wealthy entrepreneurs, media proprietors and pillars of the US conservative movement to rub shoulders with anti-abortion and anti-Islamic extremists.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which monitors rightwing hate groups, describes the CNP as "a shadowy and intensely secretive group [which] has operated behind the scenes" in its efforts to "build the conservative movement".

The leaked membership list dates from September last year, and reveals the 40-year-old CNP put influential Trump administration figures alongside leaders of organizations that have been categorized as hate groups.

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