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Scion Who Launched Sidney Powell’s Legal Fund Is So Toxic Twitter Banned Him

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The creator of the online fundraising campaign for Sidney Powell’s “Kraken” lawsuits, aimed at overturning President Donald Trump’s November loss, has a patrician pedigree—and a social media profile rife with transphobia and flirtations with the far-right.

Robert Matheson’s social media persona has grown so strident and extreme that Twitter banned him from its platform earlier this year after he tweeted at Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler that transgenderism is “a joke,” “a mental illness,” and a “sickness.”

Powell claimed to The Daily Beast that Matheson is no longer involved in the Legal Defense Fund for the American Republic—but that would appear to be news to him.

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