Alaska assistant AG who heads civil rights cases is accused of ‘running racist Twitter account’

An Alaska assistant attorney general has allegedly been running a racist, Mormon extremist social media account under an alter ego, an investigation by The Guardian revealed.

According to the news outlet, Matthias Cicotte is a supporter of the ‘Deseret nationalists’ extremist group and has posted racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic messages on the Twitter account @JReubenCIark.

The real J. Reuben Clark, who died in 1961, was a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a former ambassador to Mexico; he’s reviled by some for holding allegedly racist and anti-Semitic views. 

Cicotte, meanwhile, serves as the chief corrections counsel for Alaska’s attorney general and has reportedly been the head on numerous civil rights cases. 

It is not clear what specific cases he worked on.

Alaska Assistant Attorney General Matthias Cicotte was accused of running a racist social media account under the alter ego J. Rueben Clark. The Department of Law, pictured above, is investigating, it says

Alaska Assistant Attorney General Matthias Cicotte was accused of running a racist social media account under the alter ego J. Rueben Clark. The Department of Law, pictured above, is investigating, it says

He is accused of publishing since-deleted tweets arguing that some races are naturally more intelligent than others and one that disapproves of the influence of Jewish women and the alleged decline of white men.

He also said in previous tweets that all Black Lives Matter protesters should ‘all be in prison or worse’ and that ‘people who perform or abet sex change operations on kids get the death penalty’.  

The Guardian says the @JReubenClark account was ‘one of the earliest and most prominent accounts to promote Deseret nationalism on Twitter’.

The Deseret Nationalists are a ‘loose association of rightwing Mormons’. Splinter Mormon groups such as these aren’t associated with the mainline Mormon Church in Salt Lake City.

The account readily accepted its association with so-called Deseret supremacy. Many so-called ‘DezNats’ want to create a secessionist Mormon state – and have in some cases called for it to be a white ethno-state. 

‘Is it ‘white supremacy’ to note that some racial groups have higher IQs than others based on IQ tests?’ the account posted. ‘I believe that and I am only a Deseret supremacist.’  

He is accused of publishing since-deleted tweets arguing that some races are naturally more intelligent than others and one that disapproves of the influence of Jewish women and the alleged decline of white men

He is accused of publishing since-deleted tweets arguing that some races are naturally more intelligent than others and one that disapproves of the influence of Jewish women and the alleged decline of white men 

Cicotte served as the chief corrections counsel for Alaska's attorney general and is said to have been the head on numerous civil rights cases

Cicotte served as the chief corrections counsel for Alaska’s attorney general and is said to have been the head on numerous civil rights cases

The newspaper allegedly identified Cicotte as the owner of the account through a series of photos of his home.

He also reportedly shared personal and biographical details, such as his the length of his marriage, identity of his criminal law professor, ownership of his minivan, and information about his weight loss journey, that helped the newspaper allegedly confirm his identity.    

Grace Y. Lee, an assistant attorney general with the Alaska AG’s office, told DailyMail.com that the office was gathering information and reviewing the matter. It’s not clear if Cicotte still is working for the AG.

‘Since this involves personnel issues, we are very limited in our ability to comment further,’ Lee said. 

In 2016, the account tweeted that it was remembering a time when ‘real history was taught in school, angry yentas didn’t rule, white men didn’t play the fool’. Yenta is Yiddish for a busybody.

He also wrote on the Republican Jewish Committee’s push for Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene to be expelled after comments considered anti-Semitic. The push will ‘combat the conspiracy theory that Jews run everything by getting any member of Congress they don’t like expelled from Congress,’ the account tweeted, apparently sarcastically.

The Guardian says the @JReubenClark account was 'one of the earliest and most prominent accounts to promote Deseret nationalism on Twitter'

The Guardian says the @JReubenClark account was ‘one of the earliest and most prominent accounts to promote Deseret nationalism on Twitter’

The Deseret Nationalists are a 'loose association of rightwing Mormons'. Splinter Mormon groups such as these aren't associated with the mainline Mormon Church in Salt Lake City

The Deseret Nationalists are a ‘loose association of rightwing Mormons’. Splinter Mormon groups such as these aren’t associated with the mainline Mormon Church in Salt Lake City

The Alaska department of law has initiated a probe into the allegations against Cicotte

The Alaska department of law has initiated a probe into the allegations against Cicotte

He also said, according to story, that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a ‘disaster’ for the human race. 

And in 2017, he said of a Drag Time Story Hour event in Long Beach, California, according to the newspaper: ‘This demon should be burned to death and everyone responsible for that library event should be in prison.’ 

The Alaska Department of Law has initiated a probe into the allegations against Cicotte. 

‘The department of law takes the allegations raised here seriously, and we uphold the dignity and respect of all individuals and ask that all of our employees do the same. 

Cicotte didn’t respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment. 

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