Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Today is the seventh anniversary of the end of the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial. After The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin rested his case, Judge Johnson ruled that he hadn’t really presented one because he didn’t bother to offer evidence that any of the statements my codefendants and I had made were false. The suit alleged defamation and false light, and both torts require that the allegedly offending statements be false. We were granted a judgment in our favor. Kimberlin lost.

Judge Johnson was inclined to allow Kimberlin to testify in spite of the then current ban on perjurers’ testimony in Maryland. Kimberlin dodge a perjury trap when we didn’t have to put on our defense. Before the trial resumed, I posted an explanation of what Kimberlin would face on the witness stand: Can #BrettKimberlin Measure Up to Midgett?

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It is possible that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin may be allowed to offer some testimony during the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial.

TDPK has refused to answer the interrogatories that Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, and I have sent him as a part of discovery in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit. One of the reasons he initially cited was his Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination.

In Midgett v. State, 223 Md. 282 (1960), the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that there are limits to that privilege.

The bases for the rule are (i) that the witness has the right to determine whether or not to invoke the privilege, not that the rule is for the exclusion of unreliable evidence, and (ii) that the court must be in a position to determine whether the claim of privilege is in good faith or lacks any reasonable basis.

Id., 289. Thus, in order to invoke the privilege during the trial, TDPK will have to convince the judge that he will risk incriminating himself if he truthfully answers questions such as “How old was your wife when you married her?” or “If you have ever denied being sent back to prison for a parole violation in any court since January 1, 2010, explain the material circumstances for why you issued such a denial while under oath.”


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He came out ahead by coming up short.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin is a liar. The TKPOTD for eight years ago today cites on example.

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Brett Kimberlin has been caught telling lies many times. When his biographer Mark Singer asked him about a particular item, he told Singer that he had admonished someone else about lying.

The notion of Kimberlin admonishing anybody not to lie both amused and galvanized me; I had no choice but to retrieve from storage the transcript of Sandi’s testimony. On pages 4532 and 4561, I located the colloquy that confirmed what the Chicago Reporter and the Indianapolis News had reported. Confronting the naked evidence of this particular deception left me feeling momentarily deflated, if not downright insulted. Did Kimberlin think I was stupid? Getting an appointment at the federal archive proved a mild inconvenience, transcript copies cost fifty cents a page, and I had to hire someone in Chicago to go to the archive and pick up the pages—but I’d had rougher days at the office. Did he think I was lazy? How could I maintain my presumption of his innocence, or my refusal to acknowledge his guilt, if he insisted on lobbing fat juicy ones in the vicinity of my overhand smash? What next—a confession? Hardly likely, I reassured myself. This had been a glaring lapse by Brett, but as long as I remained in character—a talented amateur, never quite able to see into the heart of the game—we could keep the rally going.

Citizen K, p. 327

I don’t know if Brett Kimberlin thinks other folks are stupid so much as he believes that he is enough smarter than the average bear that he can spin yarns that won’t be seen through. But some people are not only smart, they’re industrious enough to search for documents. And these days it doesn’t take much google-fu to find out a lot of stuff about someone.

Mark Singer caught Brett Kimberlin in so many lies that he concluded that Kimberlin’s story about selling marijuana to Dan Quayle was a lie too. But that should be no surprise. Perjurers tell lies.

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Brett Kimberlin has sued me four times claiming that my truthful reporting about him was defamatory. He lost all four times.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD for seven years ago today, caught Brett Kimberlin in one of his many lies in a court filing.

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This is from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s proposed second amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 100-67That’s not true.

Stay tuned.

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For the record, here is the IRS 501(c)3 status letter sent to the National Bloggers Club. I’ve zoomed in on the effective date.


Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

I was going through some boxes in the basement and found some old newspapers from the ’70s and ’80s that had been kept because the contained stories about various family and friends. While I was looking through the papers, I took a look at their comic pages. One of the funnies that caught my eye was a strip from The Wizard of Id. One of the characters in the strip was the king of Id, a pint-sized despot drawn to look like the king on a playing card. The strip that I noticed featured a recurring character called The Lone Haranguer who was yelling, “The king is a fink!”

That reminded me of the TKPOTD from eight years ago today which was about a sawed-off despot wannabe who was fink.

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fink noun \ˈfiŋk\ : 1 informer. 2 one who betrays a trust.

When it suits his purpose, Brett Kimberlin will rat out someone else. This is from the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in United States v. Sarmiento-Perez, [724 F.2d 898 (1984)]:

Appellant was also connected to the cocaine transaction by his admission to Brett Kimberlin, his cellmate. Kimberlin testified that appellant admitted his involvement in a drug transaction that appellant claimed to have gotten involved in as a favor for someone in his family. Kimberlin also testified that he vaguely remembered appellant telling him that the cocaine was in appellant’s car or in the car’s trunk.

Some people are willing to throw others under the bus.

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I wonder if Sarmiento-Perez’s lawyers knew to impeach Kimberlin’s credibility because of his prior perjury conviction.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the sillier claims that Brett Kimberlin makes related to his recently filed case with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals of some of his Speedway Bomber convictions is that the charges for being a felon in possession of explosives should be thrown out because (I’m not making this up) the government can’t prove that he knew that he was a felon as a result of his perjury conviction.

In a lower court, Appellant argued that his conviction for the simultaneous receipt of explosives and blasting caps could not stand under Rehaif [a 2019 case] because he was a mere teen who had only served two weeks in the county jail on a perjury charge, so there was no way he could know that he was a convicted felon.

Kimberlin’s understanding of his status as a felon has already been examined by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Here’s a bit from one of that court’s decisions on one of his appeals related to the Speedway Bomber convictions. United States v. Kimberlin, 805 F.2d 210 (7th Cir. 1986). Kimberlin had asserted that allowing the jury to hear about his previous conviction prejudiced them against him. The court disagreed.

Defendant testified. During direct examination he testified that he had been convicted of perjury. Defendant argues that the government improperly inquired on cross-examination concerning the details of the offense. On direct, for the obvious purpose of minimizing the offense, and its impact on the jury, defendant testified he was convicted when he had just turned eighteen, the grand jury was investigating drug abuse at the high school, and no lawyer was with him when questioned before the grand jury. Apparently believing that the door had been opened, the prosecutor inquired whether the perjury consisted of telling the grand jury he had not sold LSD to certain persons when in fact he had done so. The answer was affirmative. No objection was made. We think there was no plain error, if error at all.

After he lost the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit in 2014, Kimberlin promised that his enemies would see lawsuits “for the rest of their lives.” He took a break after losing Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (I), Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club (II), Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams, et al. (I), Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams, et al. (II), Kimberlin v. Hoge, Kimberlin v. McConnell, et al., and Kimberlin v. Breitbart Holdings, et al.—but since 2018 he’s had this case going against the United States.

Even with all our troubles, I suspect that the United States will outlive Brett Kimberlin. Perhaps his curse of lifelong LOLsuits has boomeranged.

Stay tuned.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Generally speaking, a false statement that injures someone’s reputation may be grounds for a defamation lawsuit. However, certain statements are privileged and cannot give rise to a defamation claim. Statements made by a judge, a witness, or a party to a lawsuit that part of the court’s proceedings enjoy such a privilege. The TKPOTD from six years ago today was about Brett Kimberlin’s use of that privilege to attempt to smear his perceived enemies.

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This is from the Kimberlin v Team Themis, et al. RICO2 Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.Themis ECF 1-58Brett Kimberlin knows that nothing in that paragraph is true, and he knows that I can prove that it is all false. Court filings are privileged against defamation claims, but saying or writing the same words in any other context would leave him wide open for a libel suit.

popcorn4bkThe Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin won’t publish those words in anything other than one of his vexatious LOLsuits, and members of Team Kimberlin who have been less careful may soon have a reason to be more concerned about …

Stay tuned.

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What Kimberlin missed was that false statement that are privileged with respect to defamation may still wind up supporting causes of action for abuse of process or malicious prosecution.

OTOH, his first conviction almost 50 years ago was for perjury, and that didn’t cure him of his lying in court.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Lies can have serious consequences. This TKPOTD from eight years ago today dealt with the fallout of an early lie Brett Kimberlin told during a legal proceeding.

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So far this year, there have been over 700 hits on my original Who is Brett Kimberlin? post from last May. Clearly, there are people stopping by who aren’t familiar with the Saga of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin, so over the next few days, I’ll be posting some highlights of his career.

In May of 1972, a few days before he turned 18, Brett Kimberlin was indicted on a charge of selling cocaine. The charge was handled as a juvenile matter. In October, 1972, during testimony before a grand jury, Brett Kimberlin said that he had not sold LSD. In November, 1973, Brett Kimberlin was convicted as an adult of perjury relating to that grand jury testimony. That was his first felony conviction.

Kimberlin maintained that the two individuals he was accused of selling LSD to were actually manufacturing LSD, but the prosecutor in the case didn’t believe that. On p. 316 of Citizen K, Mark Singer writes:

The government’s general impression of Kimberlin was corroborated by Tim Young, who told me Brett was his source in several “multithousand-hit deals.”

“I probably sold fifty to seventy-five thousand hits of acid in my life, over a year and a half period,” Young said. “Purple microdot and orange sunshine are two that I remember. How much from Brett? All of it. I don’t remember ever buying acid from anybody but Brett. He sold it to me about ten thousand hits at a time. If he said he never sold acid, he’s a lying [redacted]. Guarantee.”

A lying [redacted]. My experience tends to confirm that view.

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The Gentle Reader may remember that Mrs. Hoge received her B.A. in Audio Production from Indiana University in Bloomington, the town where The Dread Deadbeat Pusher Kimberlin started his career as drug dealer. While I was dating her in 1978, I happened to cross paths with both individuals Kimberlin tried to frame with LSD manufacturing. No one I’ve met who knew them when they were dealing LSD believed they were capable of running a manufacturing operation. No one ever said anything that might have corroborated The Dread Deadbeat Perjurer Kimberlin’s story.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Some people are so detached from Reality that they act is if facts don’t matter. It’s as if they believe that they spin whatever narrative they wish, and the Real World should fall in line with their stories. The TKPOTD from four years ago today dealt with on of Brett Kimberlin’s false narratives.

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he Kimberlins alleged in their most recent filing that I did not moderate any of the comments submitted for the 17 April, 2017, TKPOTD. They are wrong. In fact, I deleted three comments. Two failed to meet my standards for decorum. One made a comment about a member of someone’s family who I consider to be off-limits. I also didn’t let two comments from a newbie through moderation because they were obscene.

The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin seems to be making it up as he goes along, and he isn’t doing a very good job of piecing together a believable story.

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

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Lying liars gotta lie. We don’t have to believe them.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the interesting things I’ve seen over the course of the legal wrangling with Team Kimberlin has been the change in Brett Kimberlin’s demeanor in court as the cases proceeded. I first mentioned that change in the TKPOTD that ran six years ago today.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has been trying to sell his false narrative about being assaulted by Aaron Walker in the Montgomery County Circuit Courthouse for over three years. The existence of security camera footage proving that Kimberlin is lying has made it impossible for the allegation to get any traction in court, but that doesn’t seem to keep him from trying. This is from his new Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO2 LOLsuit.R2 ECF 1-58collateral estoppel t-shirtThe previous state and federal court rulings on the matter mean that he’s barred from making any further such claims by collateral estoppel (Gotcher Hogewash! Collateral Estoppel goodies here!), but TDPK keeps bringing it up. (Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result is … )

BTW, the bit about being assaulted is not the only falsehood flat-out lie in that paragraph. The “medical records” that TDPK provided to me during discovery for the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit were not the same as the ones he used in court in 2012. At least one set was likely forged. Also, I’m not “Paul Krendler.”

I’ve watched Brett Kimberlin in courtrooms for almost three years. I’ve seen him change. As the courts have begun to take his measure and understand that he is untrustworthy, his confidence has dropped. Over the same period, the assertions he makes in his court filings are becoming wilder. I suspect that he understands that he is losing. Perhaps he sees himself as Leonidas making a last stand, but it may be that he’s more like Tom Powers.

We’ll see.

Stay tuned.

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When Kimberlin’s lawfare campaign was just getting underway, he threatened to sue Patrick Frey with these words:

I have filed over a hundred lawsuits and another one will be no sweat for me.

Well, the last bunch certainly did make him sweat, and he lost them all. I doubt he’ll ever make that threat again.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

It should not be surprising when a convicted perjurer is caught lying. This Prevarication Du Jour from seven years ago today dealt with a whopper The Dread Deadbeat Perjurer Kimberlin included in a court paper filed in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is seeking a preliminary injunction in the Maryland Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit which would require us defendants to take down every post since 7 July, 2013, that mentions him. We defendants have filed oppositions to his motion, and TDPK has filed his reply to our oppositions. In his reply he cites comments on this blog as proof that the defendants are inciting violence against him.BKvAW2013Reply2PIOpp-3So there you have it. Comments on this blog are as intimidating as burning a cross on someone’s front lawn.

Acme Law at its finest.

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Hogewash! is just a bush league blog, but it has a significantly greater web presence that all of the Team Kimberlin web outlets combined.

Brett Kimberlin’s grandiose schemes fail because of his delusions of adequacy.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

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.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Pointage, laughery, and mockification have been strong elements of the coverage of Team Kimberlin’s lawfare here at Hogewash!. Five years ago today, Bill Schmalfeldt’s shenanigans in LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krendler resulted in this I’m Not Making This Up, You Know post.

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Given that every single paragraph of the declaration by Brett Kimberlin filed as an exhibit with the Cabin Boy’s™ motion to disqualify Aaron Walker as defense counsel in LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krendler contains at least one provable lie, …Cheddar201603090233Z… the lack of self-awareness is … well, it’s about average for the Cabin Boy™.

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Oh, what a tangled web gets woven when a perjurer tries to uphold his “sterling” reputation.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

It seems that Brett Kimberlin is trying to catch up with the paperwork for one of his surviving not-for-profit entity. For many years, Jeffrey R. Cohen was the Executive Director and Resident Agent for Justice Through Music Project. However, when I attempted service of process on JTMP through Mr. Cohen almost five years ago, it appeared that he was no longer associated with the organization, and by 2017, it appeared that he was no longer a resident of Maryland. Last month, Brett Kimberlin filed a notice with the State of Maryland changing JTMP’s principal office address from the house formerly owned by Jefferey Cohen and making himself Resident Agent.

BTW, the “Jefferey Cohen” signatures on the Form 990s filed with the IRS in 2016 and 2017 do not appear to match the “Jefferey Cohen” signatures on Form 990s filed in 2015 and earlier. However, the signatures on the earlier IRS filings do match the “Jefferey Cohen” signature on the Justice Through Music Project Corporate Charter.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

It was just a year ago today that Brett Kimberlin lost yet another court case as reported in this TKPOTD.

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Note: This post was originally set for 12:02 am ET on the 4th, but I’m putting it up a few hours early.

Back in 2018, Brett Kimberlin filed a civil case in the Southern District of Indiana seeking to vacate some of his convictions related to the Speedway Bombings. Last Friday, Judge Tanya Walton Pratt denied his petition. Eugene Volokh has some commentary here.

I’ve included the judge’s order below. She quotes Kimberlin as having claimed:

For example, because these convictions bear on the issue of fraud, Petitioner is unable to apply for or receive government grants

Oh, really?

Isn’t the petitioner the same Brett Kimberlin who claimed that my codefendants and I in the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (I) RICO Madness LOLsuit had interfered in his relationship with the State Department and its International Visitor Leadership Program? Yes, it is, but if you look very carefully at his filings in his LOLsuits against me, he never explicitly claims that either Justice Through Music Project or he was an actual State Department contractor, and when I filed a FOIA request for the any contracting details, the State Department said they had nothing on record.


Oh, one more thing … Kimberlin was represented by counsel in this case. Perhaps he’s been taught a lesson about his pro se skills.

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Here’s another quote from that order:

But because he has been convicted of multiple felonies in separate trials, including a 1974 perjury conviction in this Court, Case No. IP 73-cr-132, and the 1979 conspiracy to distribute marijuana conviction in Texas, (as referenced in Kimberlin, 805 F.2d at 225), neither of which are at issue here, a successful challenge to any one conviction will not relieve him of these impediments. See United States v. Keane, 852 F.2d 199, 205 (7th Cir. 1988) (“a single felony conviction supports any civil disabilities and reputational injury [a convicted felon] may have to endure”).

The only person who ruined Brett Kimberlin’s reputation was Brett Kimberlin.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

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.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the recurring features related to Team Kimberlin has been posts titled Prevarication Du Jour. The post were usually about one of stupid lies being spun by Bill Schmalfeldt, but a few dealt with the utterances of The Dread Deadbeat Perjurer Kimberlin. The PDJ for seven years ago today was one of those.

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In October, 2010, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin filed a bar complaint against my RICO codefendant Patrick Frey. (Patterico is a lawyer and serves as a Deputy DA in Los Angeles County, California.) In that complaint TDPK cites a section of a California government Guide to Employee Conduct and Discipline. The boldface type is in TDPK’s original complaint.

Section ( w ) prohibits “[u]nlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, or age, against the public or other employees while acting in the capacity of a State employee. Covers all acts of unlawful discrimination and harassment by an employee against a member of a protected gtoup, under the auspices of State employment. Acts could be against employees or members of the public.” I am considered as having a disability because of my status as a felon. I have not committed any crime for more than 31 years and have worked hard to be an outstanding member of societysince my release from prison many years ago. Yet Mr. Frey is using his hate blog to harass, bully, defame, investigate and stalk me, with the intent to cause violence against me and ruin my ability to earn a living. He is taking advantage of my disability to target me, and using his official position as a Deputy District Attorney to give credibility to his savage attacks against me.

I’m not making that up. TDPK claimed that he is disabled because of his felony convictions. Of course, there are certain legal “disabilities” that come with being a felon. Felons can’t possess firearms. They can’t vote in some states. But those are not the kind of disabilities mentioned in regulations or laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The comment section is open for mockery.

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That kind of stupidity is a mental and moral handicap. IANAL, but I’m pretty sure that it isn’t a disability in any legal sense. Of course, Kimberlin’s stupidity have often led him into both civil and criminal legal problems.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin is a perjurer. He was convicted of perjury before he turned 20, and he has continued to make false statements under oath. In January, 2013, I ran a series of post dealing with the lies he told in court during the the early days of his lawfare campaign. The post from eight years ago today was Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin and Perjury 10.

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On 29 June, 2012, there was a hearing in Montgomery County District Court for a peace order petition that TDPK had filed against one John Norton. Brett Kimberlin was in his usual form. While I don’t have an official transcript of the hearing, Aaron Walker has transcribed portions from audio that he obtained from the court.

TDPK claimed that Mr. Norton had been lurking in the bushes in front of the Kimberlin residence. In the transcript below K is Brett Kimberlin and J is the judge. TDPK said that he was going to pick up his 8 year old daughter from a neighbor’s house—

K: And so I walked out of my door, to go pick her up, and I see a man lurking behind the bushes in the corner of my property and I was kind of taken aback by it. But I kept walking toward my car because I had to pick my daughter up.

J: Now was that in the general direction of where the man was in the bushes or in the opposite?

K: The man was facing the road, the— to the left of the— on the left side of my house there’s some bushes towards the road and my car was right in front of my house.

Lurking in the bushes? As I type this, I’m looking at the Google Street View image of the Kimberlin residence. Looking from the street, there’s a small shrub that appears to actually be on the property next door by the neighbor’s driveway. It’s “on the left” as seen from that point of view. There’s also a even smaller shrub at the opposite front corner of the Kimberlin lot. It appears to be about as tall as the fire hydrant in front of it. I’m not sure how one would lurk in those bushes.

K: And so I turn around, obviously I was concerned about my daughter. You know, I didn’t know if anything had happened to her, I was scared, so I turned around and I went to the neighbor’s house. She was right there in front of the house. I put her in the car and Mr. Norton is driving away, and so I—

J: Have you ever seen this man before?

K: Never seen him before in my life.

J: Every seen the car before?

K: Never seen the car before.

J: Alright.

K: So I followed the car, and went around the corner, and there was a stop light. I pull up behind him and he’s… again it’s a convertible, and he reaches around with a camera, again, and takes more pictures of me. I gave him the finger, I admit it, you know, I don’t like a guy coming out in front of my house taking pictures of me and my kid.

He’s concerned that this lurker might be dangerous, so he puts his daughter in the car and chases after the guy.

Uh, huh.

So what was Mr. Norton’s side of the story? In the transcript below N is John Norton and L is his lawyer.

L: Did there come a time when you ended up coming into contact with Mr. Kimberlin?

N: Not any physical contact, but he did chase me down in his car, the picture he showed, shows him behind me, flipping me off. I don’t know why he chose to chase me down. I was not on his property, I have stopped my car on [Kimberlin’s street name omitted].

L: What brings you on [Kimberlin’s street]?

N: It is a bail out route on my commute.

L: And where is your commute?

N: I commute between Bethesda, Maryland, and Fairfax, Virginia.

Chased him down?

L: And on June… what’s the date here? June 15, is it? June 15, you said, what brought your attention— what caused you to take out your phone and take a picture of the car behind you?

N: When I was on River Road, I saw what turned out to be Mr. Kimberlin’s car driving erratically, cutting in and out of lanes, trying to catch up to me, tailgating me. We reached the stoplight at River and Burdette, he pulled up… you can see how close in the picture, how close it was. He… he pulled out a pen and [unintelligible] furiously scribbingly as if he wanted me to know he was writing something down, he was revving the engine in his car, and for me, I thought, “some crazy person is chasing me down, I need some evidence, I need some protection.” So I picked up my phone and shot about seven seconds of video, from which the picture of him flipping me off was taken as a framegrab.

TDPK claimed that he was freaked out when Seth Allen reposted the picture of him flipping off Mr. Norton.

K: The picture of my car, that was posted on the internet by the client of the man that I had the peace order against. So I get kind of freaked out that, you know, this guy is somehow related to the guy who I had a peace order against, Mr. Walker.

Note that Mr. Allen could not have posted the photo before or during TDPK’s chase of Mr. Norton. In any case, Mr. Norton had no association with either Mr. Allen or Mr. Walker.

L: Now, are you associated with Aaron Walker, any [sic]?

N: I am not.

L: Okay. And, did you go to his house on June 15, to take pictures, get out of your car and take pictures?

N: I did not go to Mr. Kimberlin’s house. I did not get out of my car. I did not take pictures at his house.

L: Alright. And what caused you to post the picture of Mr. Kimberlin flipping you off on the internet?

N: Well, first of all, for protection to make sure that it was publicized, that someone had chased me down and was flipping me off. And also, honestly, I thought it was kind of funny.

We have two different stories. One is told by a reputable citizen with nothing more that traffic tickets on his record, and that story is corroborated, at least in part, by other evidence. The other is told by a convicted felon, one of who’s crimes is perjury, and that story is contradicted by other evidence. Who would you believe?

So we have the records of nine appearances before judges in Montgomery County, and each appearance has something hinky about TDPK’s testimony. Some of his tales are, perhaps, merely flakey. Some are clearly false, but the State’s Attorney has given TDPK a free pass.

John McCarthy has not yet answered the letter I sent him asking about his decisions to refrain from prosecuting Brett Kimberlin for perjury. Fine. I’m not one of his constituents. Maybe he will have to explain his decision in 2014 when he’s up for reelection.

UPDATE–Spelling error corrected. @&#$ing autocorrect.

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Lying liars gotta lie.

BTW, in 2016, a District Court Commission found probable cause to charge Kimberlin with perjury for statements made in the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit, but once again, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office dropped the charge.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

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.”

Uh, huh.

<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.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

I’ve made a point of posting as much as possible of The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s legal filings. His first lawfare attack on me occurred in July, 2013, when he filed a false Application for Statement of Charges against me alleging that I has stalked and harassed him. Because the State’s Attorney’s Office dropped the charges and sought to have them expunged, I wasn’t able to see exactly what Kimberlin had claimed until I was able to get the case unsealed. (I needed it unsealed so that I could sue for malicious prosecution.)  I finally got around to publishing his bogus allegations four years ago today.

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While I’ve been preparing discovery requests for the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit, I noticed that I’ve never published the Application for Statement of Charges that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin filed against me in 2013. Last November, I petitioned the District Court to be allowed to inspect and have a copy of the case file. Now that the expungement has been vacated and anyone can get a copy, I might as well post it. Here’s the case docket as I received it last November.

TDPK has said that he asked for the expungement. As the Gentle Reader can see, it was the State’s Attorney’s Office who asked for the expungement, not Kimberlin.

Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus.

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The Application for Statement of Charges was signed under penalty of perjury. The Gentle Reader should not be shocked that a convicted perjurer would perjure himself again.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Someone connected with Kimberlin’s It’s Time 2020 operation woke up and decided to post something to the itstime2020 dot org website on 2 October. With all of the stories available, the best thing that the poster could find to write about was Brad Parscale’s mental breakdown. Really? That’s the big news of the election since the last post on 28 August?


BTW, Kimberlin wound up losing all of his defamation lawsuits because what had been written and said about him was true, so you’d think that he’d understand that it’s false statements that can be defamatory. Yet, the itstime2020 dot org post ends with these words about Brad Parscale: “… and he worked with Russia and Cambridge Analytica that year [2016] to manipulate the presidential election.” Given the thorough debunking of the Russian Collusion Hoax, unless there’s some evidence to back that statement up, it looks as if it’s being made with a reckless disregard for the truth. Gentle Reader, do you suppose a convicted perjurer would do such a thing?

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Before he tried and failed at suing me, Brett Kimberlin tried and failed to have me charged with several crimes. The TKPOTD from seven years ago today describes what happened to those bogus charges.

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The Gentle Reader who has been following The Saga of The Dread Pedo Kimberlin over this summer may remember that in late July he filed bogus harassment charges against Aaron Walker and me apparently for publishing true information about him and for attending open court proceedings where he was a party.

In my case, the charges were facially false because they covered a time period before I had anything to do with Brett Kimberlin.

Normally, when charges are filed and a District Court Commissioner finds there is probable cause, a summons or warrant is issued. The online court records showed that a summons was issued in my case, but I was never served. A trip to the Commissioner’s Office in Rockville revealed there was some sort of hold placed on the case and that the Application for Statement of Charges was not available. A later trip to the District Court Clerk’s Office revealed that the paperwork was at the State’s Attorney’s Office with a note on the file that the charge would be nolle prossed. The charge was dropped, and the records have been expunged. I won’t be able to find out exactly what TDPK claimed I did with the records expunged.

That’s good news and it’s bad news. The good news is there is now nothing on my record.

The bad news is that because there’s nothing on my record, I probably don’t have standing for a civil suit.

And there may be some other good news. It looks as if the justice system in Montgomery County has figured out who they’re dealing with when Brett Kimberlin tries to file charges, a serial liar who can’t lawfully testify in a Maryland court to any accusation he makes.

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The State’s Attorney’s Office may have thought that they were doing me a favor by having the charges expunged, but they were wrong. I had to go to court to get the record unsealed so that I could sue Kimberlin for malicious prosecution. I would have let the matter lie, but the Kimberlins filed a second set of false charges against me in 2015, so I decided that some pushback was in order.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

It seems to me that the real reason that Brett Kimberlin has engaged in his effort to use lawfare as a means of brass knuckles reputation management is that, although he doesn’t appear to be ashamed or feel any remorse for the things he has done, he does seem to understand that most people don’t approve of the things he has done. Thus, he would prefer that his past and much of his present actions remain hidden.

One of the things he tried to cover up was the perjured complaints that Tetyana Kimberlin and he filed against Aaron Walker and me alleging that we had harassed her elder daughter. Kimberlin filed a motion to seal the complaint and lied to the court about serving us with copyies of the motion, but he got caught in his lie when the court sent me a copy of its ruling denying the motion. The TKPOTD from four years ago today provides more detail.

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A few weeks ago, I posted this motion to seal the records of the State v. Walker and State v. Hoge cases in which Aaron Walker and I were falsely charged with online harassment of a minor. The perjured Applications for Statement of Charges were filed by Tetyana Kimberlin, and the motion purports to bear her signature.

Neither Aaron nor I were served a copy of the motion. I found out about it when I received the copy shown above from the District Court showing Judge Wolfe’s denial of the motion. I later received service of the State’s response to the motion as well.

Aaron also received a copy from the District Court. Even though the judge has already denied the order, he filed an opposition to the motion to seal in order to make certain the case records would be available as evidence in the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit.

Even though Tetyana Kimberlin’s motion was denied on 11 July, the Kimberlin’s filed this “Reply to Defendant Aaron Walker’s Motion to Unseal, and Motion for Sanctions” on 8 August.

popcorn4bkThis yet another example of Brett Kimberlin’s increasing panic. The motion before the court was not one from Aaron to unseal. It was Tetyana Kimberlin’s (nominally) motion to seal. The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin now has so many cases to track that he can no longer keep them straight.

Also, at no point in his bizarre filing does TDPK actually ask the court to impose any sanction on Aaron.

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

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BTW, look at what is purported to be Tetyana Kimberlin’s signature on the original motion. Now, look at her signature on the reply to Aaron Walker.

Forging forgers gotta forge.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Here’s a post from seven years ago today about my picking up a new follower on Twitter. Based on evidence that has come to light since 2013, I believe that Follower No. 394 was Brett Kimberlin.

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And I’m Follower No. 21 over at RadioWMS.

UPDATE—Or I was until Cabin Boy Bill blocked me.

UPDATE 2—The Sore Loserman seems to think that the peace order prohibits me from following his blog, or something like that. Of course, he has the right to block me, but I have the right to read what he publishes. Believe it or not, he is an occasional source of useful information.

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I discussed one of the bits of evidence that leads me to believe that the Brett Kimberlin was the operator of the (at)BrietbartUnmask account a few weeks ago at the end of this post.

Of course, Kimberlin has denied any connection with Breitbart Unmasked. He’s also denied (under oath) that he ever had his parole revoked. The Gentle Reader may form his own opinion concerning Kimberlin’s credibility.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This TKPOTD from six years ago today explains how Brett Kimberlin came to be referred to as The Dread Pirate Kimberlin.

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bot_logoThose Gentle Readers who haven’t been following the Saga of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin since last summer may not understand the piracy references. One of the organizations that raised money to help defray the legal expenses for the Virginia and federal Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuits last year was the Bloggers Defense Team. Team Kimberlin responded with a piracy themed website called the Bloggers Offense Team. I found Kimberlin’s choice of the pirate-related logo at left is interesting. Pirates aren’t semi-sympathetic, comedic characters from a Johnny Depp movie. They are criminals. Was the mask slipping?

That got me to thinking … While Brett Kimberlin’s unconstitutional peace order prohibiting Aaron Walker from blogging about him was in place, I had taken to referring to Kimberlin as Lord Voldemort (“He who must not be named”). Why not a piracy themed nickname? The Dread Pirate Kimberlin. I used it, and it stuck—not only with my readers, but other bloggers began using it occasionally too.

As fans of The Princess Bride know, The Dread Pirate Roberts is a pirate of near-mythical reputation, someone feared across the seven seas for his ruthlessness and swordfighting prowess, and who is well known for taking no prisoners. Ships immediately surrender and give up their cargos rather than be captured, a fate they imagine to be certain death.

The Dread Pirate Kimberlin is more like a legend in his own mind, a pretender who wishes to be feared for his ruthlessness and legal ability and to be known for vanquishing all comers in court. Critics, he thinks, should immediately stop telling the truth about him and give up their First Amendment rights at his command.

It turns out that The Dread Pirate Kimberlin’s legal acumen seems to be as fictional as The Dread Pirate Roberts’ existence. And no one is willing to surrender to The Dread Pirate Kimberlin.

UPDATE—From Bill Buckler’s The Privateer via Zero Hedge:

No tyrant on any level can handle derision, it deflates them utterly by reducing their stature to its proper level in a way which they cannot escape.


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As part of the continuing ridicule of TDPK, his other activities also came under the banner of dreadness—The Dread Pro-Se/Prerormer/Protector/Protestor/Pedo/Publisher/etc.—but as he failed to pay the sanctions and court court due after his campaign of lawyer, Dread became Deadbeat.

He’s now the Deadbeat P______ Kimberlin. The Gentle Reader may insert his word of choice.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Seven years ago today, I published this post title Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin, Braggart. The quote from Citizen K describes Mark Singer’s take on what drives Kimberlin to spin his false narratives.

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Mark Singer devotes Chapter 35 of Citizen K to the differences between TDPK’s tall tales and reality. He describes how TDPK told of a raid during which the narcs announced themselves by yelling, “Open up! Open up! DEA!” The raid in question occurred before the DEA was formed. Back then, the federal narcs were the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

Mr. Singer continues:

There were similar stories whose only corroborating witnesses were dead or otherwise unavailable—Kimberlin’s tale, for instance, of being robbed by a junkie in Bloomington when he was sixteen years old. The specifics of that one never struck me as especially plausible—a hundred pound kid wrestling a .38-caliber gun from a junkie—but it was virtually impossible to prove it a fabrication. What mattered about such vignettes was their portrayal of a fearless, at times even heroic, protagonist. The tale-teller was a short fellow who needed to be looked up to, who consistently sought relationships with females much younger than himself, who could boast to an eighteen-year-old woman he’d just met on the bus that he was “one of the strongest men in the world.”

The phrase a legend in his own mind seems appropriate.

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Yep. Singer nailed it.