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.

TDS and Wishful Thinking


Now that sentencing memos for Flynn and Cohen are floating around in public, the Left and the press, but I repeat myself, are having a good time explaining how those memos show that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has the evidence to take down President Trump. One of the sanest summaries I’ve read was by Max Bergman and Sam Berger at The Daily Beast. As much as I dislike Donald Trump and wish a different person were President, I find the evidence of collusion presented thus far to be sketchy. Most of it doesn’t even qualify as circumstantial. A good deal of it doesn’t past the laugh test. I mean, who would think that Putin would accept a penthouse in a Trump building when he already has equal or better housing with much better security?

It may be that there is some there there, but those memos don’t make a good case for it.

We’ll have to wait and see.

What Mueller is Trying to Deliver


Matthew Walther has a post over at The Week that begins this way—

Do you remember when the United States was about to have her constitutional order upended? If you printed out all the concern-trolling articles from the fall of 2016 about whether Donald Trump would “accept” the results of the presidential election and laid them end to end, they would stretch from China to Peru. As far as I recall, no one actually predicted that opioid-addicted out-of-work steelworkers in Carhartt jackets would roam the streets of Washington looting and burning and eventually installing an Alex Jones puppet government under the nominal leadership of the host of Celebrity Apprentice. The point, assuming there was one, was that the “credibility” of our election system would be undermined if one of the candidates and most of his supporters refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of the next commander-in-chief.

Of course, one side did reject the legitimacy of the 2016 election, and they’ve been trying to do something about it. Hence, the “Russian collusion” investigation which, to date, has failed to turn up any solid evidence of collusion between any Russians and anyone associated with the Trump campaign.

At this point the most obvious fair-minded explanation of the Russia investigation is that it exists to paralyze the Trump administration. It certainly monopolizes the president’s attention. When he is abroad he broods over the latest media talking points from his suite. When he is in Washington, he fumes in front of the television and tweets his favorite tidbits from Fox News. The special counsel has taken his attention away from diplomacy and the other ordinary business of the presidency. Mueller has failed to deliver the goods not simply because there are no goods to deliver but because delivering them is not the point. The point is to hurt Trump.

Read the whole thing.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin claims that he and a group of hackers were working with the Departments of Justice and of Homeland Security on protecting the integrity of the 2016 elections. In a 25 September post on the protectourelections dot org webseite, he made a similar claim about his not-for-profit Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc.: “Since March of 2016, we have also provided significant information about this to the Department of Justice.”

As the TKPOTD from two years ago today shows, Kimberlin was blogging at the older velvetrevolution dot us site up until just before the election. This year, the POE site went quiet after 20 October.

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Wow! The times they are a changin’! During the last couple of elections, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin was offering a reward of “up to” $100,000 for evidence of vote fraud. Now, it seems that we no longer need to worry.vrus20161106Kimberlin must believe that his crack team of hackerz has got things covered this year.

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TDPK must have thought that his gang of hackers had got the elections properly secured because this year’s “$100k” reward wasn’t for information about electron fraud. This year, TDPK was trying to buy evidence against Brett Kavanaugh.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


It’s been reported to me that Bill Schmalfeldt has lost his Wisconsin reporting gig and will be remaining on “retired” status, so it appears that the Cabin Boy™ will be applying all of his GS-13 editorial skills to Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread for the time being. He’s written another hit piece on Lee Stranahan in response to Lee’s reporting on The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s claims of working with the Department of Justice (through a hacker organization known as “The Protectors”) to “protect” the integrity of elections in 2016 and possibly this year.Of course, the Cabin Boy’s™ piece has the look of a shoddy bit of creative writing with only limited connection to the Real World.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin says that he’s been working with the Department of Justice to protect the integrity of our elections. He’s says that hacking has been involved. Some folks have suggested to me that Kimberlin has been blowing smoke, that he’s just trying to inflate his importance and attract hits on the Donate buttons on his websites. Lee Stranahan has been looking into Kimberlin’s activities, and Lee presented some of the information that he’s found on Periscope yesterday.The Periscope video can be viewed here. It has an … um …. interesting … yeah, that’s the word … interesting cast of characters.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I first published this bit of Brett Kimberlin’s testimony under oath during the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial in the TKPOTD two years ago today.

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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.

Hmmmm.

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Now, the Gentle Reader may want to take The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s claims about working with the DoJ with a grain of salt. He’s been know to lie. OTOH, he offered that testimony in October, 2016, just before he filed his Kimberlin v. Breitbart, et al. RICO 3 LOLsuit and just before the election he probably expected Hillary Clinton to win.

What would be the significance of Brett Kimberlin’s telling the truth about working with the DoJ to “protect” the 2016 elections?