Money Laundering and Dirty Politics


My friend and former codefendant Dan Backer has an article over at Investor’s Business Daily titled The Anatomy Of Hillary Clinton’s $84 Million Money-Laundering Scheme. (Ironically, Dan and I were among a couple of dozen codefendants accused of money laundering as a predicate crime in a civil RICO suit filed by Democrat party operative Brett Kimberlin.)

Democratic donors, knowing the funds would end up with Clinton’s campaign, wrote six-figure checks to influence the election — 100 times larger than allowed.

HVF bundled these megagifts and, on a single day, reported transferring money to all participating state parties, some of which would then show up on FEC reports filed by the DNC as transferring the exact same dollar amount on the exact same day to the DNC. Yet not all the state parties reported either receiving or transferring those sums.

Did any of these transfers actually happen? Or were they just paper entries to mask direct transfers to the DNC?

For perspective, conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was prosecuted and convicted in 2012 for giving a handful of associates money they then contributed to a candidate of his preference — in other words, straw  man contributions. He was sentenced to eight months in a community confinement center and five years of probation. How much money was involved? Only $20,000. HVF weighs in at $84 million — more than 4,000 times larger!

So who should be worried? Everyone involved — from the donors themselves to Democratic fundraisers to party officials who filed false reports and, ultimately, to Clinton campaign and HVF officials looking at significant legal jeopardy.

The Federal Election Commission has failed to act on a complaint filed in 2017, so a never-before-used option in the law is being used to file a private lawsuit, placing the matter in Dan’s hands as lawyer for his client, the Committee to Defend the President. As the plaintiff’s counsel, he’ll have the tools of discovery—including subpoena power to go after bank accounts and other DNC records and to question party officials and bundlers. Every big-shot donor participating the scheme could be exposed to criminal prosecution based on evidence turned up in the civil matter.

Meanwhile, the Press is excited over $130,000 in non-campaign hush money paid to a porn star.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I first published the following six years ago today as a post titled Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin, Master Detective. The story is tells reveals a great deal about The Dread Deadbeat Prevaricator Kimberlin’s personality.

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The Dread Pirate Kimberlin’s brother Scott was murdered while TDPK was in the Marion County Jail. Mark Singer reports the following on pages 313 and 314 in his book Citizen K:

As noted earlier, he [Kimberlin] told me that while in the Marion County Jail, he’d called acquaintances in Dayton, learned the name of the motel where Scott had been staying, persuaded the clerk to give him a list of phone numbers dialed from the room, and referred the police to an unfamiliar number, which guided them to the killer. “It was my quick detective work that solved the crime.”

One afternoon, the three of us, seated in Brett’s living quarters, downstairs in Carolyn’s [TDPK’s mother] home, talked about Scott. She cried as she described identifying her child’s corpse, and the crying continued as she recalled testifying during the trial of his killer. She told of driving to Dayton with her former husband and his second wife, of meeting on a Saturday with a homicide detective who said he couldn’t really get started until Monday. That weekend, she said, they began their own investigation. They canvassed motels along the interstate south of Dayton, and at the third stop she found Scott’s name in the guest register. She persuaded the clerk to provide the list of outgoing phone calls, which she gave to the detective. One of the numbers led directly to a material witness, and the killer, George Shingleton, was arrested within a week.

Another jumped connection. I avoided eye contact with Brett as Carolyn spoke. And I never chose to raise the subject with him again.

TDPK is a convicted perjurer. He has been known to tell lies.

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A small-time junkie goes through his mother’s purse looking for cash to steal to support his habit. A wannabe big-time dealer goes through his mother’s hard work looking for a story to steal to tell to inflate his own importance.

#SSDD

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Bullies always whine when they are confronted. They don’t think it’s fair when you hit them back, and indeed, Bill Schmalfeldt was very cross when a court held him accountable for his harassment of me and ordered him to stop. This post called A Snapshot of My Twitter Mentions from five years ago today dealt with some of his whining about that first peace order.

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I’m told that Bill Schmalfeldt is now claiming that I’m crazy because he thinks I follow his every word. I don’t, but I do see all of the tweets he sends me. (Click the image to embiggen it.)@wjjhoge_Mentions201311111420Z@WMSBroadcasting is one of Schmalfeldt’s Twitter accounts.

The Cabin Boy seems to think that I’m under some obligation to block him on Twitter. He has things backwards. The peace order issued against him says that he is supposed to avoid contacting me. If that isn’t convenient for him, too bad.

OTOH, I am free to look at his writing, and I occasionally do. The Cabin Boy sometimes writes things in which I have a legitimate interest. For example, Schmalfeldt’s rantings have been a source of leads for the legal team supporting the defendants in the various vexatious lawsuits filed by Brett Kimberlin.

Meanwhile, the adjudicated and confessed harasser keeps flouting that peace order.

UPDATE—Confessed harasser? Yep. He confessed. He posted this email on Twitter last August.BSemail2SAO

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As can be seen in the BCC line of that email, the Cabin Boy™ isn’t too sharp on OPSEC either. That gave away … well … let’s just say there were folks who found useful information in that email address.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the ways that Team Kimberlin’s lawfare has backfired has related to restraining orders. The trigger for Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day, the event that focused attention on Kimberlin, was the unconstitutional peace order (that’s what they’re called in Maryland) he had issued against Aaron Walker in 2012. That order was overturned on appeal, and The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin hasn’t had a successful peace order petition since then.

OTOH, Bill Schmalfeldt has collected a dozen or so restraining orders in multiple states since 2013. I was the first person to be able to hold him accountable for his harassment. Of course, he appealed that first peace order, and of course, it was upheld on appeal. And it was extended because of his failure to comply. This post, #BillSchmalfeldt, Ace Legal Scholar, from five years ago today dealt with one of the bogus legal theories the Cabin Boy™ thought would save him from that peace order.

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WMSBroad201311091607ZU.S. v. Sullivan? I wonder which of the U.S. v. Sullivan cases the Cabin Boy thinks is applicable to his situation.

In U.S. v. Sullivan, 274 U.S. 259 (1927), the Supreme Court ruled that profits from the sale of illegal liquor were subject to income tax.

U.S. v. Sullivan, 332 U.S. 689 (68 S.Ct. 331, 92 L.Ed. 297), deals with provisions of Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938.

I wonder if he’s going try to base his defense on being drunk or on drugs?

AFTERWORD—If the Cabin Boy meant New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964), that deals with defamation, not harassment or failure to comply with a peace order. The appropriate Supreme Court case dealing with obeying court orders is most likely Walker v. City of Birmingham, 388 U.S. 307 (1967).

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Ignorance will respond to education, but stupid is as stupid does.

Coming Attractions


So the Democrats say that they’ll be using their new control of House committees to do some investigating. We’ll see how that works out. Meanwhile, Conrad Black makes this observation over at the National Post

Now that the president has fired the attorney general and can confirm a replacement who is not emasculated on Russian matters, the administration can proceed to the indictment of all leading members of the Clinton campaign and the Obama justice department who appear to have incriminated themselves by lying to Congress or the FISA Court, including Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, and agency heads John Brennan, James Clapper, and James Comey. This may happen anyway, but it certainly will if the Waters-Nadler-Schiff faction is unleashed. Trump has been put to extreme inconvenience by these spurious investigations and he can, if he wishes, exact a terrible vengeance. His moderation should not be presumed.

I’d better buy some more popcorn futures.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I’ve been following the antics of Team Kimberlin for over six years now, and one of the principal sources of amusement in the process has been watch Bill Schmalfeldt’s various hare-brained schemes fail. Three years ago, he tried to draw the pseudonymous blogger Paul Krendler into a lawsuit by publishing a book, Confessions of an Internet Troll, that infringed on Krendler’s copyrights. Of course, the Cabin Boy™ screwed up. His book also infringed some of my copyrights, so I went after him, and Krendler was able to sit back and watch. The TKPOTD from three years ago today dealt with one of the ways that the secret identity of the anonymous author of the book was found.

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Last week, great fun was had following the publication of Confession of an Undercover Internet Troll. The Vast Hogewash! Research Organization scours the Interwebz for interesting bits of data concerning Team Kimberlin. Recently, a member of the VHRO found this file:

http://ih8radio.net/UT1.mp3.
[dead link]

popcorn4bkIt’s the Introduction and first chapter of Confessions as read by the author. Enjoy it quickly, before Anonymous takes it down.

The voiceprint analysis was intriguing.

BTW, here’s the Blogspot page mentioned at the end of the audio track.

Confession_blogspot_1

Did someone say something about OPSEC?

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Nothing proceeded as the Cabin Boy™ hallucinated.