Brett Kimberlin is no stranger to failure. The TKPOTD for six years ago today emphasized that point with respect to the first of his RICO LOLsuits against me.
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Here is what Judge Hazel has had to say about The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s RICO Madness—
Kimberlin failed to plead … Kimberlin has failed to adequately plead … Kimberlin has failed to state a claim … Kimberlin has failed to allege … Kimberlin has therefore failed to plead … Kimberlin has failed to adequately plead … he has failed … he has failed … He has failed to do so … the SAC fails to allege … Kimberlin has therefore failed … Kimberlin has failed … Kimberlin has therefore failed to plead … Kimberlin has failed … his SAC failed to identify … attempt would also fail … Kimberlin has therefore failed … Kimberlin failed … necessarily must fail … he has failed … Kimberlin has failed to adequately plead … claim would still fail … Kimberlin has failed … Kimberlin has failed … would still fail … Kimberlin has failed … Kimberlin has failed to allege … Kimberlin has therefore failed … has failed to state a claim … because he has “fail[ed] to plead facts” … must be dismissed as he has failed to plead facts … Kimberlin has failed … dismissal of § 1985(2) claim for failure to allege … his failure … Kimberlin has failed to state claims …
Plaintiff is mistaken.
Yep, that about covers it.
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He failed at drug smuggling, and he failed at running an import/export business to/from Ukraine during his first parole. He has failed as a musician. He’s failed …
It was four years ago that Brett Kimberlin found himself mentioned in a national news story about one of the early attempts to use fake documents to attack the Trump Administration. Four years ago today, that provided More Brett Kimberlin News here at Hogewash!.
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The Daily Caller has a piece up that looks into Brett Kimberlin’s connection to a former Democratic National Committee official and the forged documents recently debunked by BuzzFeed.
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Kimberlin provided at least $ 9,000 in funding for the acquisition of those fake documents. That’s a lot of money for someone who pays himself only $ 19,500 from his “charity.” Where did that money come from? The Gentle Reader’s guess may or may not be as good as mine, but the exact source remains unproven.
Yesterday’s TKPOTD dealt with Brett Kimberlin getting mentioned on the Interwebz three years ago in connection with other Democrat operatives involved in the Russian Collusion Hoax. Today, we look back on the reaction to that post from Kimberlin’s principal PR flack Bill Schmalfeldt. Here’s the TKPOTD from three years ago today.
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The Cabin Boy™ continues to demonstrate his substandard reading comprehension. He attempted to submit this comment yesterday evening.His comment is response to this comment by Paul Krendler which does not appear to have anything to do with President Trump.
Did he have to cheat to get that C- on the English as a Second Language Test?
UPDATE—After I prepared this post, the Cabin Boy™ further beclowned himself with these additional attempted comments—
I also took the opportunity to engage in a bit of pointage, laughery, and mockification with this episode of Blogsmoke.
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SOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICOCHET
MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1
ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!
MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2
ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)
JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.
Brett Kimberlin has been associated with shady Democratic Party operatives at least since 1988 when he first lied about being Dan Quayle’s dope dealer. One of those connections surfaced during coverage of the Russian Collusion Hoax and was the subject of the TKPOTD for three years ago today.
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After years of frivolous litigation involving multiple LOLsuits (I’ve been a defendant in four of ’em and a bogus peace order petition), The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s campaign of brass knuckles reputation management has been singularly unsuccessful. And now his name is back in the news because of his association with Cody Shearer, the creator of the anti-Trump “Dossier No. 2.”
J. E. Dyer writes about the Shearer/Kimberlin connection in a post over at Liberty Unyielding.
Shearer, besides being a major piece of work in general, played a key role during the George H.W. Bush years, and the first Clinton campaign for the 1992 election, in hyping Brett Kimberlin’s claim that he (Kimberlin) had sold pot to then-Vice President Dan Quayle, years before when Quayle was younger. Shearer had known Kimberlin for years, in other words, and used his (Shearer’s) journalistic pulpit to retail a politicized narrativeon Kimberlin’s behalf.
But although BuzzFeed and Daily Caller both cite unnamed sources affirming Kimberlin’s marginal role in the “Russia” narrative assembled separately in 2016 (again, Kimberlin denies it), what really completes the circle is Cody Shearer’s membership in the Shearer family, whose ties to the Clintons, including his own, could hardly be closer.
Read the whole thing. And also checkout this post over at The Weekly Standard.
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The Weekly Standard is no more, but that link is still active; the post has been achieved by the Washington Examiner.
Given the way Kimberlin’s activities went silent just before the election, one wonders if he’s been told that he’s outlived his usefulness.
Our Betters were surprised in 2016 when all those Deplorables voted the wrong way. They don’t seem to understand that it was their multiple failures to keep up their end of the American social contract that led to the 2016 revolt. While they may have executed a tactically successful counterstrike in 2020, I don’t believe they’ve put the strategic assets in place to properly regain and sustain their control.The analogy to the end of the Europeans’ control of their African and Asian colonies is useful, if inexact. The Europeans were tired after the war, and they were split by significant internal divisions. Their internal struggles made them less able to maintain control of their overseas possessions. I suspect that similar internal struggles on the Left will impede their elites attempts to restore their vision of normalcy. The turf wars between BLM and more mainstream democrats or between the Squad and the old guard in Congress (or the TERF war between the feminists and the LGBTQs) will sap the Left’s ability to enforce their will on increasingly rebellious Deplorables.
2021 is going to be interesting. And very, very ugly.
J. E. Dyer has a thought provoking post over at Liberty Unyielding examining President Trump’s response to the election irregularities in various states. She divides what she believes is happening into a main effort (exposing the fraud to the public), a visible supporting effort (the lawsuits), and a less visible but key supporting effort (uncovering evidence). It’s that third part that is interesting.
In January, 2017, the last month of the Obama administration, voting systems were added to the list of “critical national infrastructure” to be protected by the Department of Homeland Security. In 2018, President Trump issued Executive Order 13848 designating foreign threats to voting systems as a national security concern.
And the effect of the E.O. was to articulate the national security justification for the means of surveillance to monitor and track what was being done with the implicated voting infrastructure. In other words, whether the analysts were at Homeland Security (chartered with monitoring critical infrastructure), the FBI, Treasury, or even – for the foreign-power aspect of the problem – at CIA, they had presidential authority to pull trons and go to town.
If we know anything about Trump, we may reasonably guess that he’s had someone he trusts at the NSC level watching over the effort. The result could well be a devastating exposure of far more individuals in the U.S., as well as foreign operators, than anyone would imagine. It is by no means beyond the realm of possibility that many Democrats and even some Republicans, including elected officials, are on the list.
Yes, the next couple of months will be interesting. Read the whole thing.
Back in 2016, Brett Kimberlin testified under oath that he was working with the Department of Justice on protecting the November elections from foreign hackers. It appears that he was so confident that the election had been fully protected that he felt safe in filing his RICO 3 LOLsuit at the end of October. I became aware of the suit about a month after it had been filed—and after The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin and his colleagues had failed in their election protection scheme. This was the TKPOTD for four years ago today.
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Here’s the motion to seal that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin filed in his LOLsuit against Breitbart, et al.
This week Sidney Powell finally released a couple of mid-sized krakens, one in Georgia and one in Michigan. The lawsuit argue the elections in those states were conducted fraudulently and offer testimony (affidavits) and evidence to support the allegations.
In Pennsylvania, a federal judge dismissed the President’s lawsuit over election irregularities, and the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the decision, teeing the case up for the Supremes. Meanwhile, a state judge found that the mail-in balloting probably violated the state constitution, and has issued a temporary injunction stopping certification of the election. Given the state’s Supreme Court’s previous rulings, I’ll bet the injunction is overturned on appeal, but this case provides a second avenue to challenge the fraud in Pennsylvania.
Finally, Carter Page has filed suit against the Department of Justice and several individuals, including James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Kevin Clinessmith, and group of Joe Does, seeking 75 million dollars in damages. The suit is based in the civil damage claims provisions of FISA, the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Privacy Act, and the Supreme Court Bivens decision. Discovery in this case will be interesting.
Certain things will not go away or be swept under the rug regardless of who takes the oath of office in January.
Brett Kimberlin tried running his election protection scams for over a decade, and was able to gin up support from interesting sources. This post, Velvet Revolution US: Bigger Than It Seems?, from eight years ago today deals with funding he received from the Threshold Foundation.
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The above extract from the 2008 annual report of the Threshold Foundation describes Velvet Revolution US as
… an online activist organization of 154 affiliate organizations and 18,984 members.
The 35 kilobucks in funding was supposed to be for an “Election Protection Strike Force.”
<mockery>One wonders if one of the “affiliate organizations” is a real estate enterprise offering to sell bridges to most of (say, 18,980) the “members.”</mockery>
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Of course, it is absolutely false to say that Velvet Revolution ever had more than a handful of members. I’m not sure how such claims are categorized in the not-for-profit world, but in engineering we would refer to them as a lies.
The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin is also The Dread Deadbeat Perjurer Kimberlin.
There’s a post by Ben Weingarten over at American Greatness about what he sees as Trump’s Greatest Achievement: Trump has exposed the rot and corruption that pervades the American system.
For four years, President Trump has achieved major victories in the face of this opposition, making the country richer and stronger than it was when he assumed office.
But his greatest achievement has been boldly and courageously standing up to this wounded bear of a ruling class, which has now shown America its true face. Americans’ eyes are now irrevocably open to what has become of their country, and what must be overcome to take it back.
President Trump’s predecessors—Truman on the bureaucracy, or Eisenhower on the military-industrial complex, or Nixon on the corrupted media—scratched the surface of the challenges we face. But none exposed it so openly, and in such breadth and depth.
If the history is written by the ultimate victors—and the house almost always wins—it may well be that this entire story is missed. Certainly, it will be misrepresented, warped, and glossed over in the most outrageous of ways. It will probably be censored too.
Nevertheless, we must write it: For posterity, and for our fellow countrymen, in the here and now, more motivated than ever before to reclaim this land we love.
As Andrew Breitbart noted, politics is downstream from culture, and over the last six or so decades, the credentialed middle class has become more disconnected from the bulk of American society and began to view themselves as superior to the deplorables whose lives they rule by virtue of their positions in the bureaucracy, the media, and certain privileged professions.
Charles Murray pointed out in his book Coming Apart that as Our Betters led American society away from such virtues as marriage, industriousness, religiosity, and honesty, they still held on to some of those virtues themselves. College educated folks are now significantly more likely to marry and stay married, raising children in intact families, than are the population as whole. They work hard, often administrating or enabling the welfare state. They tend to have a religious focus for their lives—if not a traditional religion, then some marxist replacement. But they have given up on the epistemological underpinnings of Western logic, so they often view Truth as malleable, making consistently honest behavior unlikely if not impossible.
Trump pulled the bandage off the scab. Will we properly treat the wound?
BTW, the link above will take you to Amazon’s listing for Coming Apart. As an Amazon Associate, I can earn from qualifying purchases.
The TKPOTD for four years ago today was a post of testimony Brett Kimberlin gave under oath during the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial in October, 2016.
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This was part of Aaron Walker’s cross examination of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin during the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial.
MR. WALKER: Now, remind me, if you will, what you do for your charities.
MR. KIMBERLIN: I run a non-profit Justice Through Music, and we work with, ah, famous bands and artist to get young people involved with civic participation. We, ah, we also work with, ah, dissidents around the workd to get them, um, their message out to the general public. We work with, um, a lot of voting registration groups. We, um, registered literally hundreds of thousands of young people to vote over the years. Um, we have been very much involved, um, with making sure that voting machines are, are not hackable and that their, um, they provide and accurate reading. We were very involved with making sure that, ah, Maryland, ah, got away from the electronic voting machines and changed over to the paper ballots, ah, that I believe they used this year for the first time in, um, Maryland. And, um, we have, ah, we have a lot of [unintelligible] campaigns. For example, we had a campaign called “Iran“, um, “Iran Now”, um, during the Green Revolutionin, in Iran. Ah, We’re doing a lot of, of, because my wife’s from Ukraine, we’re doing a lot of, ah, work with Ukraine. Right now, I’m working with, ah, Congressmembers, um, on legislation to protect the vote. I’m working with the Department of Justice right now to, ah, to protect, ah, this coming election. There’s a lot of information about hacking by Russian, and our team that works for me are, are specialists in hacking and, ah, electronic cyberhacking and things like that. So we are probably one of the foremost groups in, in the country on that.
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I believe that it is reasonably safe to assume that changes in the leadership at the Department of Justice have resulted in The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin, Protect Our Elections/EMPR, or any of their associates not being knowingly engaged by the DoJ in “protecting” this week’s election.
One of the things the Gentle Reader might want to consider in choosing which candidate to vote for is the likelihood of that candidate’s changing the DoJ back to an organization that would use Brett Kimberlin as part of an election “protection” scheme.
Early in The Saga of the Dread Deadbeat Pirate/Pro Se/Protector/Performer/Perjurer/Etc. Kimberlin’s, one of his PR Flacks tried to “warn” those of us who were writing about him of the consequences of our truthful reporting.OTOH, if Kimberlin hadn’t engaged in lawfare as a failed attempt at brass knuckles reputation management, he would have remained sufficiently unimportant to avoid public notice.
J. E. Dyer has a post over at Liberty Unyielding about the timeline of the FBI’s investigation of Hunter Biden’s laptop and how it interleaves with other events of the past couple of years. She points out that the Deep State and it’s allies have known about the Biden’s all along, whereas Trump and his supporters have been learning about the Biden’s and Ukraine and other hidden stories as various rocks have been turned over and tings have slithered out.
Since William Barr became Attorney General, the Trump administration has slowly been gaining on the Deep State’s knowledge advantage. Ponder the point that the Bidens aren’t the only game in town – Clintons, Russiagate, Spygate; the Bidens are just one of many interlinked tragedies – and you begin to realize how very big and pervasive this thing is. It’s a war nobody knew in advance how to fight, but that’s what it is: a war.
In a war, you pick your battles, you pick your terrain, and you shape the battlespace to drive toward your end-state.
Indictments and convictions will be a useful tool for some aspects of taking down the Deep State, as the ultimate and necessary goal. But indictments and convictions affect individuals, not the Deep State infrastructure or its corporate will. Breaking the Deep State’s will is what will be necessary to win the Republic back for the people.
Read the whole thing.
I was disappointed that only one DoJ lawyer involved in the warrant application fraud on the FISA court was taken down before the election, but rushed, half-baked cases that can’t result in guilty pleas or convictions aren’t what the public needs. Patient investigation followed by a well-aimed strike at the right moment is what I hope has been happening and will happen.
The TKPOTD from six years ago today dealt with one of Brett Kimberlin’s vain attempts at having a noticeable impact on the public consciousness without the use of high explosives.
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Gentle Reader, do you ever wonder what the Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin does when he isn’t involved in vexatious lawsuit? He’s the Director of a not-for-profit called Justice Through Music Project. One of the sca … uh … activities run by JTMP is a web site called Protect Our Elections dot org. The site claims to be a “national collaboration of grassroots organizations that have joined together to reclaim our democracy, providing oversight to rescue our elections from partisan politics and privatization.” It has a DONATE button that appears to go straight to JTMP’s authorize dot net account.
Now, that’s a chilling thought: Brett Kimberlin providing “oversight to rescue our elections.”
Here’s what the top of the site’s home page looked like around 8 pm yesterday evening.And here are a couple of front page links to featured stories.The stories relate to a nuisance suit that Protect Our Elections has filed against the Federal Elections Commission. Take a close look at what I’ve circled in red. Those are the comment counts on the stories. As of 8 pm yesterday, there had been absolutely none. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Bupkis.
That shows you the relative impact of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s Internet operation vis-à-vis those of us who he is suing because we write truthful things about him. Indeed, the most recent comment on the POE site was made at 8:59 pm on 11 August. By way of comparison, Monday noon’s Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering? post generated six comments.
The Team Kimberlin theory of lawfare involves punishment of the victims by causing them to have to deal with the time and expense of a protracted legal ordeal run at relatively low cost to the pro se plaintiff. It’s backfired. TDPK is up against pro se defendants, one of whom is a lawyer, who are able to mount low-cost defenses; First Amendment activists with pro bono legal counsel; and media personalities and organizations whose best interests are served by fighting the suit.
The Streisand Effect will be cranked up to 11 until all TDPK’s vexatious lawsuits are completely dealt with. Brett Kimberlin won’t disappear from public scrutiny until he’s either given up or been beaten. Given his poor choices to date, I suspect we’ll have to whip him in court.
Oh, one more thing … evil hates the truth, but it hates mockery even more.
UPDATE—I just reread POE’s description of itself. The stated goal is to rescue our elections from partisan politics.
I thought the whole purpose of an election was partisan politics, as in, choosing between two or more candidates representing differing views. Whigs v. Tories. Democrats v. Republicans. That sort of thing.
Of course, JTMP’s politics are avowedly progressive. Perhaps the statement is simply an honest description of a desire for one-party rule.
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Through the years, Kimberlin has given up any pretense of non-partisanship, openly working with Democrat and Ukrainian interests since the 2016 election cycle. His attempt at affecting this year’s election seems to have fizzled. Both his It’s Time 2020 and EMPR websites have gone silent, and the Justice Through Music Project site isn’t accessible.
The TKPOTD from five years ago today examined one of the claims Brett Kimberlin made in his second federal RICO LOLsuit against me.
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Here’s an interesting bit of information from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s opposition to the motions to dismiss his Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.A loss in his earnings? Hmmmmm. That loss must have been relatively recent. The IRS Form 990s for Justice Through Music show him making $19,500 a year in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. (2014’s form doesn’t appear to have been filed yet.) Of course, TDPK’s claim about lost earnings will be easily checked if the suit gets into discovery.
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Indeed, Kimberlin was lying. The Justice Through Music Project Form 990s through 2018 all show his compensation as $19,500 per year.
They also show an interesting trend in the not-for-profit’s income.
Of course, it could be purely coincidental that JTMP’s income spiked upward during election years. After all, as a 501(c)(3) entity, it isn’t supposed to engage in partisan political activity, and Kimberlin created the now defunct Velvet Revolution US as a 501(c)(4) which could engage in political advocacy.
Meanwhile, all to the Kimberlin-related websites, including jtmp dot org as of the time this post is being drafted, hosted in the U. S. have gone dark.
For decades, the Left conducted what has been called its march through the institutions to place itself in control. They wish to stay in control, but in 2016 the Deplorables cheated by using the Electoral College to install Donald Trump as President. Trump, in turn, has worked to disrupt the Left’s control. The situation is intolerable. Therefore, the Left has pulled out all the stops and is using every means necessary to defeat Trump in 2020. At times, their naked use of their power to conceal one form of corruption has revealed another, but the Left doesn’t seem to care. Winning really has become the only thing for them.
Victor Davis Hanson has a post over at National Review about the Left’s efforts to retain control.
The progressive project is now hubristic, drunk with power and the belief that it can control an America that does not like it and that in turn it holds in contempt.
But with hubris comes nemesis, as we saw on all fronts last week. Joe Biden, the DNC, the media, Silicon Valley, the identity-politics industry, and the FBI were all shown to be not so much partisan and corrupt as, far more important, inept and ridiculous.
The corrupt can tolerate charges that they are dishonest, because such an accusation implies (they assume) a tacit compliment that they are also cunning and adroit in obtaining such power in the first place to use for such unethical purposes.
One of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals is to hold the opponents to their own rules. Another is that ridicule is the most potent weapon. That’s why the Hunter’s Laptop and the Toobin Zoom stories are so important. As VDH notes,
But when they become so brazen that they are exposed as silly and absurd, they begin to fear. The Left doesn’t mind being portrayed as Machiavellian or even perhaps a little Rasputin-like. But they can’t tolerate being revealed as the buffoons they so often are.
If we want to win this November, we Deplorables would be well advised to follow an order given by a 19th-century Democrat, and “Keep up the skeer!” We need to keep confronting the Left with the incompetence of their corruption so that all voters understand the real nature of the choice before them.
Here’s the TKPOTD from two years ago today. As we’ll see, it appears to have a connection to yesterday’s TKPOTD.
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This post is up at Brett Kimberlin’s protectourelections dot org—Protect our elections?
Ummm … that’s about elections in Ukraine.
The Dread Deadbeat Protestor Kimberlin has renamed the 501(c)(4) not-for-profit VelvetRevolutionUS as “Protect Our Elections/EMPR, Inc.,” and empr dot media is a PR website promoting Ukraine’s interests. Perhaps this tells us exactly whose elections Brett Kimberlin views as “ours.”
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Petro Poroshenko was the President of Ukraine who Joe Biden threatened with withholding U. S. aid unless the prosecutor investigating Burisma (a company with Hunter Biden on its board of directors) was fired. Poroshenko claimed that he was never pressured by Biden. Biden has bragged on video that his threat was effective. Biden’s and Poroshenko’s names reappear together in the news from time to time, and empr dot media’s news coverage appears to have a pro-Poroshenko/Biden slant.
The question remains—which nation’s elections does Brett Kimberlin view as “ours.”
I remember watching the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973 and hearing Senator Howard Baker ask that question. It has again become appropriate, this time related to what the President knew in 2016. John Hinderacker has a post over at PowerlLine examining recently declassified information bearing on that question.
Highly redacted handwritten notes from a briefing CIA Director Brennan gave to President Obama on 28 July, 2016 have been declassified.
The relevant text reads:
We’re getting additional insight into Russian activities from….
CITE alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on 26 July of a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security services.
President Obama had several comments or questions, only one of which survives redaction. He wanted to know whether there was any evidence of collaboration between the Trump campaign and the Russians. Brennan’s answer to that question isn’t recorded in the notes, but we know from other documents that the fact that there was no such evidence was communicated to Obama. Contributions by Comey, McDonough and Rice are fully redacted.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about Brennan’s notes is their date (assuming July 28 is correct). According to the intelligence report, Hillary Clinton approved the plot to smear Trump with the Russia collusion fiction on July 26. Just two days later, the head of the CIA, the FBI Director, the National Security Adviser, the President’s Chief of Staff and the President himself met, presumably in the Oval Office, to discuss the intelligence. The report, picked up by spying on the Russians, who I take it were spying on Hillary, was obviously top priority and was taken seriously by the intelligence community, in the person of Brennan.
What little reporting that has been done on this briefing has focused on either the claim that the Trump/Russia collusion hoax originated inside of the Clinton campaign or the claim that President Obama was informed of the hoax within days of it being launched.
There’s another important angle here. The CIA learned of Clinton plan because it had leaked to the Russians. What are the odds that the same leaker(s)/operative(s) would have been embedded in the inner circle of a Clinton White House staff?
What are the odds? There’s that six degrees of separation thing about how many level of contacts separate any two people, but how likely is it that any two people a connected via only one degree of separation?
Before I started writing about Brett Kimberlin, I had a vague recollection of him as the federal prisoner who had claimed to be Dan Quayle’s dope dealer. It wasn’t long after I started writing about him that I found the number of degrees of separation between us was one. It turned out that I had connections to several people who had known Kimberlin while he was in Indiana. (Mrs. Hoge went to school at IU in Bloomington, and while she never met Kimberlin, she had several friends knew him.) This post, An Interesting Coincidence re #BrettKimberlin, is from eight years ago today.
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We didn’t pick up yesterday’s mail until we were coming in from church this morning. Mrs. Hoge handed me a package that turned out to contain a copy of Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin. A friend finally got me a personal copy via a used book seller.
The book has one of those clear plastic protective jackets that you find on library book, and, sure enough, it’s stamped as being a discarded book from a library. The Monroe County Public Library. In Bloomington, Indiana.
Bloomington is where TDPK was selling drugs when he was a teenager. It’s where the activities that led to his first conviction (for perjury) took place. Bloomington is turning out to be a real source of information. Perhaps some more follow up with personal contacts is in order.
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Those follow up contacts have been excellent sources of information. I wasn’t able to publish much of that information directly because of privacy concerns, but it often pointed to which rock to turn over next.
But back to my recollection of Kimberlin falsely claiming to have sold dope to Dan Quayle. That lie didn’t work either in 1988 or 1992, and it was debunked in Citizen K which was a biography authorized by Kimberlin. More recently, his band of hackers failed to tip the election toward Hillary protect our election in 2016, and his anti-Trump efforts don’t seem to be getting much traction this year. (itstime2020 dot org is still stuck below #14,000,000 for its global popularity ranking.)
One of the grandiose gestures that Brett Kimberlin has made during presidential elections has been to offer rewards (usually $100,000) for information proving election fraud.Looking at Velvet Revolution US’s IRS Form 990s shows that the organization never had the financial ability to pay such a reward, so it seems to me that the empty offers were futile attempts to draw positive attention to Kimberlin’s activism.
Given Kimberlin’s ties to admitted Democrat operatives such as Alexandra Chalupa, the Gentle Reader should not be surprised to find that Kimberlin isn’t offering any such reward this year. Perhaps he already knows …
During testimony before a Senate committee today, James Comey said the FBI’s investigation of the 2016 Trump campaign was “by the book.” That might not be a lie if he meant this book— Orwell, G. (1949). Nineteen Eighty-Four. London, UK: Secker & Warburg.
One of the websites that Brett Kimberlin has been involved with is called westandwithukraine dot org. I wrote about it in the TKPOTD on this date last year. There’s been a recent change.
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I’ve actually spent some time reading the content of westandwithukraine dot org. It’s one of The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s websites. It went up in 2014. All of the posts prior to August, 2016, have been memory-holed, but much of the earlier material is backed up on the Internet Wayback Machine (web dot archive dot org).
I haven’t found any original material on the site. It all seems to have been lifted from other sites. While most of the posts are news stories that would be interesting to someone following the Ukraine/Russia conflict or who was generally interested in Ukrainian culture, there are some posts that stood out for their political content. One post from April, 2017, was a puff piece promoting George Soros and claiming that opposition to the billionaire is a Russian black op.
The Soros obsession is gripping the world and shows no sign of going away. Democratic movements are not winning many of their battles against dictators and would-be dictators. These leaders, many of whom have been in power for too long, need people to believe that the enemy is someone else. Above all, Putin needs this myth. It can only be hoped that Putin will be gone before Soros. The world needs George Soros far more.
There are indications of Soros’ involvement with the shenanigans going on in Ukraine. Elizabeth Vaughn reports this over at RedState:
Shortly before Lutsenko took office, then-U.S. Embassy Charge d’ Affaires George Kent sent a letter to the Prosecutor General’s office asking them to end the investigation. Kent made it clear that “U.S. officials had no concerns about how the U.S. aid had been spent.”
If this account is correct, the Obama administration pressured a foreign government to drop an investigation into an organization they had co-founded along with activist George Soros. They were interested in preventing American taxpayers from learning how their tax dollars were being spent as well as concealing their collaboration with Soros. But, above all, they were each doing their part to insure that Hillary Clinton won the presidency.
We know that Brett Kimberlin was working with Alexandra Chalupa during 2016 and 2017 and that both of them were involved in attempts to use foreign sources to dig up dirt on persons connected to the Trump campaign and, later, the Trump administration. I’m sure someone is following the money.
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As noted above, things have changed at westandwithukraine dot org. When I checked on it last month, it was being hosted on the Fintel Associates server that hosts jtmp dot org, the Justice Though Music Project website, and protectourlelections dot org, the now apparently abandoned US-based Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc website. In the last few days, the hosting for westandwithukraine dot org has been moved to a server at sites dot google dot com. However, the new site contains no content.As I said a year ago—Hmmmmm.
Brett Kimberlin never should have gone after bloggers who were writing truthful things about him. He never should have sued blogger, especially me, for defamation. The TKPOTD for six years ago today outlines what he lost when the court threw out the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. nuisance LOLsuit.
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Most of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s vexatious Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit died before the trial stated when Judge McGann threw out five of the seven counts in his complaint on summary judgment. During the trial, Judge Johnson found that TDPK hadn’t presented a “scintilla” of evidence to support the remaining defamation and false light counts and granted a directed verdict in favor of us defendants.
As a matter of law, we defendants now have findings on the merits that we did not engage in malicious prosecution against Brett Kimberlin, that we did not conspire to abuse process against Brett Kimberlin, that we did not defame Brett Kimberlin, that we did not engage in false light invasion of Brett Kimberlin’s privacy, that we did not harass Brett Kimberlin, that we did not intentional inflict emotional distress on Brett Kimberlin, and that that we did not stalk Brett Kimberlin. The claims made by Brett Kimberlin were found to have no basis in fact. That includes the following allegations specifically made in his second amended complaint:
• There is no evidence for his claim that he was assaulted by Aaron Walker.
• There is no evidence for his claim that Aaron Walker or I suborned perjury from Tetyana Kimberlin.
• There is no evidence for his claim that Tetyana Kimberlin’s accusation against him of third degree sexual offense was false.
Furthermore, the court ruled that we did not defame TDPK or place him in a false light when we said or wrote the following things about which he complained in his suit:
• That he caused Aaron Walker to be fired from his job.
• That any of us believe he is a pedophile.
• That he has used mentally abusive tactics against his wife.
• That he is evil.
• That he is a misogynist.
• And all the other things he cited in his second amended complaint.
TDPK’s very own false narrative has been gutted. It’s now roadkill, lying open for all to see. It isn’t pretty. But lies never are when you see them for what they are.
Meanwhile, TDPK has his omnibus answer to all the motions to dismiss in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness due on 15 October.
Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.
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Kimberlin is a slow learner. He kept suing bloggers, including me. I argued in subsequent suits that his reputation was so poor because of his history as a serial bomber that it was impossible to defame him, so he had no grounds to sue for defamation. Eventually, one of the courts agreed with me. It granted defendants dismissal for Kimberlin’ failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted because his reputation made him defamation proof.
It appears that Kimberlin has refrained from further litigation since his Kimberlin v. Breitbart Holdings, et al. RIOC 3 LOLsuit was dismissed, but he’s found other project to fail at. He failed in his election protection activities in 2016. He got scammed out of $9,000 when the dirt he thought he was buying on the Trump administration turned out to be bogus. And it’s been over a week since his @itstime_2020 account had a fresh tweet or picked up a follower. It still only has 2.
The reason why Brett Kimberlin hasn’t won any of the lawsuits he filed as part of his attempt to use lawfare to silence truth reporting about him seems to be that he doesn’t understand how to structure a rational argument based on evidence. It has often seemed that he could not differentiate between the Real World and the fantasy realm of his wishes. The TKPOD from six years ago today contained an excerpt of a Judge Johnson’s frustrated attempt to explain to Kimberlin why he had to place actual testimony and documents into evidence in order to have a case for the jury to consider in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al.LOLsuit.
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After The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin rested his case during the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial, we defendants moved for a directed verdict in our favor because he had not presented evidence establishing the element of defamation or false light. Here is a small part of Judge Johnson’s extended colloquy with TDPK on whether he had shown that what we said and wrote about him was false.
THE COURT: I’m not asking you to prove anything. I’m asking you who in this courtroom yesterday or today said that those statements were false?
MR. KIMBERLIN: Your honor, in a defamation case —
THE COURT: You hate answering questions —
MR. KIMBERLIN: No, no, I’m just trying to —
THE COURT: Who said it was false?
MR. KIMBERLIN: Who said it was false? They —
THE COURT: Did you want to read this? I mean —
MR. KIMBERLIN: I know what it says —
THE COURT: I didn’t make this up. This is Maryland law.
MR. KIMBERLIN: I think that the jury has to make that call, whether it’s false. And whether —
THE COURT: But there has to be some evidence. They just can’t pull things out of the air. A jury, they just can’t go back there and decide what they want to decide. I have to give them instructions on the law. And the instructions on defamation — Maryland pattern jury instruction 12.1 “a defamatory statement is a false statement about another person that exposes that person to public scorn, hatred” — so nobody in here, in this case said that they hated you, you haven’t put any evidence up that they hated you — “contempt or ridicule” — there’s no evidence of that — “thereby discouraging others in the community from having a good opinion of or from associating or dealing with the person. Defamation may result from a statement communicated to a third person either orally or in writing.” And here you have — I’ll call them, well, bloggers, I guess they’re reporters — reporting stories and bantering back and forth regarding stories that, I think it originated, the whole thing started back in Indiana many, many, many years ago. And so what is the jury going to — how are they going to consider whether there was public scorn?
MR. KIMBERLIN: Your honor —
THE COURT: This’ll go lot faster if you try to answer my question. If you don’t have an answer, say you don’t have an answer.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Being called a pedophile is automatically public scorn, I mean —
THE COURT: Look, I’m getting — you’ve said that, I understand it. But I’m focusing on the Maryland law that I have to tell the jury. Now what I’m asking you — let’s take it one by one. The statement has to — you have get to to contempt. Any evidence of that?
MR. KIMBERLIN: Well, I put my daughter on the stand and she testified that we had suffered —
THE COURT: That she had suffered?
MR. KIMBERLIN: No, that our family had suffered. That I had suffered.
THE COURT: Look, you’re the only party in this case.
Narratives are not false just because TDPK doesn’t like them. There were very few possible witnesses that Kimberlin could have produced who could have testified of their firsthand knowledge that he had not engaged in any of the behavior that led folks to be suspicious of him. There were the women who were the girls he was allegedly involved with in Indiana (as reported by Mark Singer). There was his estranged wife who did not come to court to support him. There was the possibility of his own testimony, given that the judge seemed willing to bend the Maryland Rule on perjurers and let him testify. No one else would have been a competent witness.
I suspect that TDPK stayed off the stand because he was afraid of cross examination and being caught in perjury.
Judge Johnson ruled in our favor. TDPK is making noises about an appeal and a second federal lawsuit. It seems that he’s beginning to understand that the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness is doomed. It will be interesting to see what federal issue he might use in a second federal suit.
I’m sure Acme is working overtime.
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Kimberlin has never let the Truth get in the way of his false narratives, which may explain why he no longer appears to have credibility with many of the people who used to find him useful.
While I was checking on the status of the itstime2020 dot org website on Thursday evening, I found that Kimberlin has moved the old velvetrevolution dot us domain from hosting on a Fintel Associates server to the xeonhosting dot org server in Holland that hosts breitbartunmasked dot com, empr dot media, greencasamaryland dot org, itstime202 dot org, and kelsiekimberlin dot com. However, I was unable to connect to velvetrevolution dot org at its new IP address.The old VRUS website seems to have suffered a glitch while being moved between servers. I suppose Kimberlin can get one of the expert hackers who helped him protect the 2016 election to fix the problem.
Over the past few years, the Gentle Reader has seen references to three Rule 5s here at Hogewash!—
Stacy McCain’s Rule 5—Everybody loves a pretty girl.
Saul Alinsky’s Rule 5—Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5—Often mentioned when Brett Kimberlin violated it in many of his court filings.
Today, the Senate Homeland Security Committee authorized subpoena for John Brennan, James Comey, James Clapper, and others to testify. The committee had held off issuing subpoenas to avoid interference with U. S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the Russian Collusion Hoax.
Over the next few weeks we will probably be seeing the application of another Rule 5—Invoke your Fifth Amendment right to silence when you’re under indictment.
Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen. OK, a bit behind schedule, but more or less on track.