Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the ways Brett Kimberlin has tried to stir interest in his not-for-profits is by making bogus offers of rewards.For example, Velvet Revolution US (which later morphed into Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc) offered $100,000 for information related to election fraud when it had a negative net worth and no cash on hand, and Kimberlin used the Breitbart Unmasked website to promote the fake offer. This was posted six years ago today at BU.

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That post is still up.

BTW, Kimberlin didn’t offer such a reward in 2020.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

In October, 2016, Brett Kimberlin testified under oath that he and his group of hackers were working with the Department of Justice on election security. On 7 November, 2016, a post by Bill Schmalfeldt at Kimberlin’s Breitbart Unmasked website made the following prediction—

Punditry is a dangerous business. But at the moment, we feel our scenario of Secretary Clinton winning 317-221 makes the most sense.

Clearly, The Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin and his minions blew it in 2016.

BTW, while the Protect Our Elections website has been up and running with a working DONATE button, it hasn’t said a word about what Kimberlin is actually doing this year.

 

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

During the 2014 elections, non-citizens were caught voting in Frederick County, Maryland, a county adjacent to Montgomery County where Brett Kimberlin lives and his not-for-profits are based. The TKPOTD for eight years ago today dealt with Kimberlin’s inattention to that election integrity issue.

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VRUS_RoveIt’s been a week since the evidence of non-citizens voting in Frederick County, Maryland, surfaced. Justice Through Music Project, Velvet Revolutions US, Protect Our Elections all claim to be working for election integrity. So what have we heard from them about the possibility of bogus voters on the rolls?

[crickets]

VRUS and POE are continuing to flack a story about suing the FEC in order to save it from Karl Rove. However, they are unclear whether or not his having to face the music is a threat to be serenaded by OP-Critical, the JTMP house band fronted by the Dread Performer Kimberlin.

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ProtectOurElection.org was one of the plaintiffs in Public Citizen, et al. v. Federal Election Commission, 14-CV-00148 (DDC). The case was filed in 2014 seeking to force the Federal Election Commission to reinstate a complaint against Crossroads GPS (Karl Rove’s Super PAC). The case ended in 2021 with summary judgment granted for the defendants. (Crossroads GPS had been added as an intervenor-defendant.) Kimberlin lost, keeping his 0.000 batting average intact.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin is a liar. Here’s a lie he has posted on the ABOUT page of his protectourelections dot org.According to the IRS website, a not-for-profit entity may be exempt from having to pay federal income tax under any one of the following sections of the Internal Revenue Code:Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc was exempted under 501(c)(4) under its original name Velvet Revolution US. However, as of yesterday evening, the IRS website showed that status had been revoked.

Protect Our Elections is not listed in IRS Publication 78 as an entity eligible to receiver tax-deductible contributions. Thus, it isn’t a 501(c)(3) organization either.

BTW, one of the allegations that The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin made against me in several LOLsuits was that I was using this website to fraudulently raise money.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin’s not-for-profit Protect Our Election/EMPR Inc. has recently begun posting new material on its website, but most of pages are still very stale. Consider the Take Action page. This what it looked like yesterday evening—There have been [checks notes] several elections since 2011 and several other hot button issues beside the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case, but apparently none have been of sufficient interest to The Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin to be worth the effort of updating this page.

Or maybe he’s been too busy with the EMPR media Ukrainian news website.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin testified under oath in October, 2016, that he was working with the federal government on “election security.”

I’m working with the Department of Justice right now to protect the, this coming election. There’s been a lot of information about hacking by Russians.

There are also indications that he was involved with Ukrainian interests associated with the Democrats and the now-deposed Poroshenko regime. The TKPOTD for three years ago looked at one of Kimberlin’s Ukrainian connections.

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One of the Kimberlin-related websites that has recently disappeared was manafortwatch dot org. The site had an … um … interesting history. Here are the first few lines of the domain’s WHOIS data:

Domain Name: MANAFORTWATCH.ORG
Registry Domain ID: D189396510-LROR
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.whois.godaddy.com
Updated Date: 2019-08-30T08:10:23Z
Creation Date: 2016-07-19T01:06:01Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2020-07-19T01:06:01Z

… and here is the site’s hosting history:

The domain was registered through GoDaddy on 10 August, 2016 and initially hosted on a GoDaddy server (50.63.202.34), but two days later, it was moved to the Fintel Associates server (209.188.0.218) that hosts the Justice Through Music Project and Protect Our Elections websites. On 10 August, 2019, the site was moved back to a GoDaddy server (184.168.221.90), and on 1 September, it was taken down well before the expiration date for the registration.

Here’s the interesting thing about that timeline. The domain was registered one week before the New York Times broke the story of the Ukrainian ledger detailing payments made to Manafort. It seems that someone with insider knowledge of the Ukrainian National Anti-Corruption Bureau’s claims about the ledger was involved in registering the domain.

We know that Alexandra Chalupa was working through her Ukrainian contacts to dig up dirt on Manafort. We know that she was working with Kimberlin through that time period.

Hmmmmm.

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Yeah, hmmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of Brett Kimberlin’s corporate entities is called Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. It’s 501(c)(4) not-for-profit status was revoked by the IRS several years ago. Protect Our Elections, which is also registered as a trade name of Kimberlin’s Justice Through Music Project entity, has been involved in election-related activities, the exact nature of which are a bit unclear. Kimberlin has claimed under oath that he and his operation were involved with election security work with the Department of Justice during the 2016 election.

EMPR appears to stand of EuroMaidan PR, an English-language Ukrainian propaganda website. While the Mueller investigation was ongoing, Kimberlin ran a website promoting the Russian Dossier Hoax. Like so many of his web domains, it’s now long gone.

Protect Our Elections?

Our who?

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

I noted a few weeks ago that Brett Kimberlin has retooled and reanimated a couple of this websites, jtmp dot org and protecourelections dot org. The DONATE and HOME pages appear to be actively maintained, but the bulk of the sites are well out of date. Consider the LEGISLATION page at the POE site.None of the bills discussed on the page are more recent than 2016. Several of the bills were sponsored by Keith Ellison, who is no longer a congresscritter. Another House bill was sponsored by Chris Van Hollen, who is no longer represents the district where Kimberlin lives. Van Hollen is now a senator.

Hmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The State Department’s Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information on foreign interference in U.S. elections.

The reward offer seeks information leading to the identification or location of any foreign person or entity who knowingly engaged or is engaging in foreign election interference. The reward offer also seeks information leading to the prevention, frustration, or favorable resolution of an act of foreign election interference, including by dismantling, in whole or significant part, an organization engaged in such activity.

Will Brett Kimberlin and Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc be able to cash in?

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Even though Brett Kimberlin changed the corporate name of Velvet Revolution US to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc., he’s kept the velvetrevolution dot us domain register active and a not-well-maintained website alive.Here’s an example of a post that passes for “latest news.”Now if I were someone who bragged about being involved in the effort to “secure” the 2016 election and had connections to … well, let’s just say given  the way the Russia Collusion Hoax investigation is going, I probably wouldn’t hav a post like that up on my website.

OTOH, that post has been up for over five years, and it still has no comments, so maybe keeping it up isn’t all that risky.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD for eight years ago today dealt with the legal expenses reported on the 2012 IRS 990 forms filed by Justice Through Music Project and Velvet Revolution US. JTMP is Brett Kimberlin’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity. Velvet Revolution US was renamed Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. in 2017. The IRS has revoked its 501(c)(4) status.

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According to paperwork filed with the IRS, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s not-for-profits spent $34,625 on legal expenses in 2012.

This is from page 10 of the Form 990 filed by Justice Through Music Project.2012JTMP990-p10This is from the Schedule O attached to the Form 990-EZ filed by Velvet Revolution US.VRUS2012SchedOThe only lawsuit involving those entities was Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. which was dismissed shortly after the not-for-profits were added as parties. Furthermore, they were represented in the matter by Jeffrey Cohen, the Executive Director of both organizations. Even if he billed for his services and all the expense was borne by JTMP, it would be unlikely that his fees would have justifiably amounted to over $11,000.

The only other “legal” activity during 2012 seems to be some frivolous bar complaints filed on behalf of VRUS by Kevin Zeese. Again, the apparent level of effort for that work does not go a long way in explaining over $23,000 in expense.

‘Tis a puzzlement.

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JTMP’s Form 990 for 2020 has still not been posted at its dot gov.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Now that Breitbart Unmasked has shuffled off this mortal coil, perhaps The Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin will put some effort into cleaning up some of his other websites.

Consider empr dot media. While it occasionally gets a new story lifted from some other source, its teaser crawl at the top of the home page really needs to be updated.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD for this date last year was about an article posted back in 2017 at protectourelections dot org. Here’s a screenshot of the article.Although a large number of posts have been taken down from the website, this one is still up. I suppose this could either mean that The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin is seriously concerned about election hacking by foreigners (Dominion Voting Systems is a Canadian company).

Hmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

As summer slipped into autumn in 2016, the buzz around Washington was about the Russia Collusion Hoax being stirred up by the Clinton Campaign and “Tech Executive-1.” As part of his attempts to appear to be a real player (as opposed to a disposable hack), Brett Kimberlin offered the following testimony under oath in October, 2016, during a Maryland civil trial.Gentle Reader, I find it hard to believe that “Tech Executive-1” was relying on The Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin or his “specialists in cyber hacking.” It may be that they had some small part of the Russia Collusion Hoax, but was Brett a significant player?

Of course not.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

I spent some time yesterday evening nosing around in the older posts at the Kimberlin-related English-language Ukrainian news site empr dot media.* When I did a search on the term “Vindman,” I got a null response.

That seemed odd. Alexander Vindman was a born and Ukraine and was a key individual in one of the biggest international news stories of 2020, a story that involved the Presidents of both the U.S. and Ukraine. You’d think his name would have come up in the site’s coverage of the story. Vindman’s name is missing because any mention of the second Trump impeachment is missing.

I also couldn’t find any mention of Hunter Biden.

But there are several puff pieces about Joe Biden, including a post promoting a song called Dancing Hearts which celebrates the election of Joe Biden and Kamal Harris. The singer is Kelsie Kimberlin.

Hmmmmm.

* The Dread Deadbeat Protector/Publisher Kimberlin change the legal name of his Velvet Revolution US not-for-profit to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. in 2017. The IRS has since revoked the organization’s tax empt status, and it is no longer in good standing with the State of Maryland.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

We can put one more mark in Brett Kimberlin’s loss column.

One of the LOLsuits to which Brett Kimberlin was tangentially connected via his Protect Our Elections operation was the Public Citizen v. FEC case. Six years ago, Hogewash! ran a post about Public Citizen, et al. v. Federal Election Commission, et al. which showed how Kimberlin was tied to the suit. On 17 March, 2021, summary judgment was granted in favor of the defendants. The 2015 post is below, followed by the recent summary judgment order.

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There’s been some questions about that FEC case The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin keeps referring to in some of his court filings. Here’s the caption of the original complaint:CaptionThe case number is 14-CV-148. The suit alleges that the Federal Election Commission didn’t properly investigate spending by Karl Rove’s organization Crossroad GPS.ECF 1-7Brett Kimberlin’s connections to the case are vial ProtectOurElections dot org (which is one of the Justice Through Music Project/VelvetRevolution.US fundraising websites) and Kevin Zeese (who TDPK has described as legal counsel to his organizations).ECF 1-11ECF 1-13Currently, there is a pending motion for summary judgment filed by Crossroads GPS which has joined the case as an intervenor/defendant. That motion was fully briefed as of 7 April.

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BTW, 17 March, 2021, was the sixth anniversary of the dismissal of the RICO Madness Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. LOLsuit.

Heh.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The velvetrevolution dot us website is back up, hosted on a server in Chile. Much of the old material is missing. Indeed, there doesn’t seem that anything posted after 2016 remains. This is posted on the About page—

The opening sentence isn’t true. First, Velvet Revolution US Inc as such. no longer exists. That corporate entity changed its name to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. in 2018.Second, checking with the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation website shows this—Third, according irs dot gov, the entity’s 501(c)4 status has been revoked.

Protect Our Elections Inc was registered as a dba trade name by Justice Through Music Project in 2015, and that registration was renewed last year. However, JTMP is a 501(c)3 which cannot engage in the kinds of political activities allowed for a 501(c)4.

There isn’t a DONATE button on the revived site.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One off the indicators that The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin has outlived his usefulness as a political operative/activist is the disconnect from the stuff that remains posted on his advocacy websites and The Narrative. For example, although a great deal of material has been purged from the protectourelections dot org website, this page is still up—

Hmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

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—

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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.

MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3 Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of Brett Kimberlin’s online fund raising efforts has been to ask for support for his “election protection” activities. Meanwhile, his associate have been involved in fraudulent campaign activities. Two years ago today, Hogewash! was asking Is Matt Osborne Really a Russian Bot?

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Well, well, well, … Matt Osborne got his name in the papers, the New York Times, no less.

The Gentle Reader may have noticed a story running around the Internet recently about fake “Russian-style” Facebook campaigning that targeted an American election. That election was a recent Alabama senatorial election, and the victimized candidate was Roy Moore. One of the fake campaigns was called Dry Alabama, and it was run by Democrats.

The Dry Alabama Facebook page, which appeared to be run by teetotaler Baptists, had a blunt message: Alcohol is the devil’s work, and the state should ban it entirely. The related Twitter feed exhorted, “Pray for Roy Moore.” The actual purpose of the social media campaign was to paint Moore and his supporters as religious wackos.

Matt Osborne, a veteran progressive activist who worked on the project, said he hoped that such deceptive tactics would someday be banned from American politics. But in the meantime, he said, he believes that Republicans are using such trickery and that Democrats cannot unilaterally give it up.

“If you don’t do it, you’re fighting with one hand tied behind your back,” said Mr. Osborne, a writer and consultant who lives outside Florence, Ala. “You have a moral imperative to do this — to do whatever it takes.”

Osborne’s buddies at Protect Our Elections were unavailable for comment.

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Oh, and one of the things that Kimberlin consistently campaigned against was the use of electronic voting machine—until this election cycle.

Hmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

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.

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Nothing proceeded as TDPK had foreseen.

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.