Episode 125: Hiiiii! | Earl Butz and Christopher Hasson


May 25th, 2022

1 hr 21 mins 17 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

Hillary and Tina cover the Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz and former Coast Guard Lieutenant Christopher Hasson.

Hillary’s Story
Earl Butz served as Secretary of Agriculture throughout various administrations. BUT, when a joke he makes goes public, his career is under fire.

Tina’s Story
Christopher Hasson began his military career in 1988 and later served in the US Coast Guard for over 20 years. BUT when his home is raided in 2019, the FBI finds a cache of weapons and letters revealing a dangerous murder plot.

Hillary's Story
AG Week
Considering the lessons of Earl Butz--by Peter Welte

Farm Futures
A Special Tribute to Earl Butz

A reflection on the lasting legacy of 1970s USDA Secretary Earl Butz--by Tom Philpott

10 Hilariously Stupid American Political Scandals--by Michael Van Duisen

The Los Angeles Times
U.S. Agriculture secretary ousted over racist joke

NBC News
Former USDA chief Earl Butz dies at 98

The New York Times
Earl L. Butz, Secretary Felled by Racial Remark, Is Dead at 98--by Richard Goldstein
Why they love Earl Butz--by James Risser and George Anthan

Earl Butz

Earl Butz--from US Department of Agriculture (Public Domain)
Earl Butz at Meeting--from AP via Boston.com

Tina's Story
13 News Now
Ex-Coast Guard officer seeks review of terrorism sentence--by Associated Press

Associated Press
Coast Guard officer-terror suspect sentenced for guns, drugs--by Michael Kunzelman

A Coast Guard Lieutenant Accused Of Planning A Terrorist Attack Won't Be Charged With Terrorism--by Claudia Koerner

Coast Guard Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Gun, Drug Charges In Alleged Terrorism Plot--By Richard Gonzales

CBS News
Coast Guard officer accused of drafting hit list of politicians and media figures sentenced to more than 13 years in prison--by Victoria Albert and Clare Hymes

The Intercept
The Department of Justice Loves Publicizing Arrests of Alleged Terrorists — but Not the White Nationalist Coast Guard Officer--by Murtaza Hussain

Navy Times
Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot asks for leniency--By Michael Kunzelman
Sentence upheld for former Coast Guard officer tied to terror plot--By Michael Kunzelman

The Coast Guard Terrorist Has Already Stopped Getting Major Media Attention--by Nigel Roberts

The New York Times
Coast Guard Officer Called a ‘Domestic Terrorist’ Pleads Guilty to Gun and Drug Charges--by Christine Hauser
Coast Guard Officer Plotted to Kill Democrats and Journalists, Prosecutors Say--by Dave Philipps
Former Coast Guard Officer Accused of Plotting Terrorism Is Sentenced to 13 Years--by Michael Levenson

Arrested Coast Guard Officer Allegedly Planned Attack 'On A Scale Rarely Seen'--by Greg Myre and Vanessa Romo
Coast Guard Officer Accused Of Planning A Mass Attack Pleads Guilty In Federal Court--by Paolo Zialcita

Northwest Ethnostate Part Of Coast Guard Officer's Terror Plot--by Neal McNamara

Southern Poverty Law Center
Feds: Coast Guard Lieutenant Has Neo-Nazi Ties, Had Hit List of Targets--by Brett Barrouquere and Heidi Beirich

Think Progress
This neo-Nazi helped radicalize Coast Guard officer Chris Hasson. Amazon is still selling his books.--by Luke Barnes

The Military Is Cracking Down on Immigrant Recruits. But Advocates Say It's Ignoring a White Nationalism Problem--by Abigail Abrams

US Department of Justice
Christopher Hasson Facing Federal Indictment for Illegal Possession of Silencers, Possession of Firearms by a Drug Addict and Unlawful User, and Possession of a Controlled Substance

Christopher Paul Hasson

Christopher Hasson--via US Attorney's Office (Public Domain)
Hasson Weapons Cache--from US District Court via Navy Times
Hasson Hit List--via US Attorney's Office via Heavy

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