Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of Brett Kimberlin’s recurring bug-a-boos was Team Themis, a commercial intelligence operation run by some companies also engaged in government work. Kimberlin alleged in his Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams LLP, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit that Team Themis had be conducting a defamatory dirty operation against him on behalf of the Ul. S. Chamber of Commerce—and that my blogging here at Hogewash! was somehow connected with that operation.

Kimberlin has been griping about Team Themis for years. In fact, when I searched Breitbart Unmasked for references to Team Themis, I found one posted on 20 March, 2012, when the site was only one month old.

The former blogger, Seth L. Allen, then set out on an internet smear campaign to destroy both Brad Friedman and his business partner Brett Kimberlin. I won’t go into detail about either of them in this post, suffice it to say though that there was a larger campaign against both parties started by The U.S. Chamber of Commerce which had been under attack by organizations involved with Mr. Kimberlin, and which ended up in the folding of the HBGary Security firm over planned social media destruction campaigns against both Brad Friedman and his business partner: which HBGary had been competing for in the security sector with Palantir Security and a number of other firms that called themselves Team Themis.

One of the ways that I have thumbed my nose at Kimberlin through the years has been with occasional posts about a NASA mission called THEMIS. Such a post six years ago today resulted in some odd comments to which I responded this way—

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THEMIS (Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms)  is a mission to investigate what causes auroras in the Earth’s atmosphere. The program is run by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and not by the agency just up the road that forgot to buy both vowels.

I have never had any connection to the program.

UPDATE—I found this attempted comment while taking my morning coffee break.TK201404041329ZOf course, the IP address doesn’t belong to Amazon.IPlookup20140404Not only that, it’s not actively assigned.NoMatch

Hi, Neal!

UPDATE—Ooooo! Struck a nerve, have we? This comment just came in attributed to my late mother.TK2014041542ZCan you say “desperation”?

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BTW, There are indications that the partnership between Brad Friedman and Brett Kimberlin has been dissolved. They were the co-incorporators of Velvet Revolution US, but since the corporate name was change to Protect Our Elections/EMPR in 2017, Friedman hasn’t appeared to have any connection to the organization. The last IRS filing I’ve found listing Friedman as a Director was for 2015.

Hmmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Brett Kimberlin began his campaign of lawfare against bloggers in a vain attempt at brass knuckles reputation management. In the process, he lost control of his online reputation. A few years ago, he had over a dozen active websites promoting his various … um … causes, many with active Donate buttons. Yesterday evening, I took a look at his remaining sites. His domain with the most traffic is breitbartunmasked dot com, a site that hasn’t had any new material for almost a year-and-a-halfe and which is clearly deteriorating from lack of maintenance.Here are the world popularity rankings for The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s web domains—

brietbartunmasked dot com 2,867,675
protectourelections dot org 8,369,125
greencasamaryland dot org 10,082,735
empr dot media 10,818,661
jtmp dot org 11,183,078

All his web presence is receding as I have foreseen.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Brett Kimberlin started his campaign of lawfare against bloggers and certain news organizations because we were writing truthful things about him, and he wanted to shut up down. His efforts backfired in one on the most extreme examples of the Streisand Effect, resulting in even more people paying attention to him and his activities. This post about Brett Kimberlin and Fake News ran three years ago today.

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BuzzFeed has a story up about about some forged documents that appear to be a part of a hoax created to cause problems for the Trump administration. BuzzFeed reports that a guy called Yoni Ariel is involved in the scheme. So is Brett Kimberlin.

Ariel recalled that he contacted Kimberlin, who then arranged for him to travel to Washington. Ariel had been sounding alarm bells about Russia’s meddling in the presidential campaign so, he said, Kimberlin wanted him to meet people on Capitol Hill. Kimberlin covered the cost of the trip, according to Ariel.

Ariel had not yet seen the documents at that time, but what he did know about them seemed like exactly the sort of thing Kimberlin was interested in digging up. When told about them, Kimberlin quickly agreed to finance Ariel’s efforts to acquire them, according to Ariel and two people with knowledge of the arrangement.

Kimberlin ultimately covered the costs for Ariel to travel to Rome three times, Ariel said. On the first trip, just before Christmas, Pasetti showed him portions of the documents; on the second trip, a price was negotiated; and on the last one Ariel actually purchased the documents. The $9,000 payment was also covered by Kimberlin, according to Ariel and the two people familiar with the arrangement.

Reached Sunday evening at his home in Maryland, Kimberlin declined to discuss the documents or his relationship with Ariel.

Hmmmmm.

Read the whole thing.

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Now, who exactly was colluding with whom to do what?

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The TKPOTD for two years ago today took a look at what was happening with Brett Kimberlin’s Protect Our Elections operation.

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It looks as if The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin has actually begun to try house cleaning some of his web domains to raise some donations. Recently, there’s been a bit of activity on his protectourelections dot org site.Protect Our Elections is a sort of subsidiary to Velvet Revolution.US which is allegedly concerned with election integrity. I has lots of stuff about real and imagined activities by Russians and Republicans, but nothing about Democrat shenanigans.

You’d think that a progressive-oriented organization would at least take note of how the DNC and Hillary Clinton steamrolled Bernie Sanders. OTOH, Kimberlin seems to have connections to folks like Cody Shearer and Harriet Crosby who are or have been connected to the Clintons.

Hmmmmm.

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A couple of years ago, The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin was still part of peddling the Russia Collusion Hoax. However, he’d already been caught (in 2017) with his hands in an effort to acquire forged financial documents aimed at causing problems for the Trump administration, and it’s recently become more widely known that the old Velvet Revolution US is now renamed Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc.—EMPR being EuroMaidanPR, an English-language Ukrainian propaganda operation.

Given the evidence that the former Ukrainian government probably attempted to interfere with the 2016 election, Kimberlin’s association with the Alexandra Chalupa (a likely Ukrainian/DNC operative), and POE’s ties to EMPR, it may be that Protect Our Elections is no longer a viable entity. The IRS has revoked its 501(c)(4) status. It will be interesting to see what happens next.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Brett Kimberlin has a long history of making inflated claims about the effectiveness and reach of his not-for-profits Consider the howler detailed seven years ago today in a post titled Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin’s Extended Crew.

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During the damages hearing for the Kimberlin v. Allen lawsuit back in November, 2011, TDPK said the following under oath concerning one of his “charities”:

The other organization is called Velvet Revolution. And Velvet Revolution is a, it’s an organization that has over 150 organizations affiliated with it nationwide, with a membership base of over, over a million people …

That’s one heckuva following. Gentle Reader, do you think it’s real?

Me neither.

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In 2017, Kimberlin changed the corporate name of Velvet Revolution US to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. While the empr dot media Ukrainian news website still appears to be a going concern, the protectourelections dot org website has only rarely been updated over the past year. The PayPal donation link goes to dead account, and has been like that for a while.

While VRUS may have tried to “affiliate” with 150 or so other groups, few, if any, of the connections were two-way. If Kimberlin were able to exploit “over a million people” as potential donors, the POE website’s PayPal link would be too valuable to allow it to be out of service.

It’s almost as if Kimberlin was lying.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Well, finally!

The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin has gotten around to something “new” at ptotectourelections dot org. It’s a repost ripoff of an article from Politico that tries to tie some buggy election software used in North Carolina during the 2016 election with Russian hackers.

The Gentle Reader may remember that The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se/Protector Kimberlin testified under oath in October, 2016, that he and his band of top-notch hackers were working with the DoJ to secure the 2016 elections. He mentioned hacking by the Russians.

If the Politico story is correct, it shows an example of TDPK’s failure to fully protect our election that year. OTOH, Hillary Clinton managed to get 78.9% of the vote in Durham County, so maybe TDPK doesn’t care.

Oh, look! TDPK has added a PayPal donate button to the site, but it turns out that it’s another example of his lack of attention to detail—it’s connected to a PayPal account that’s been closed. The NationBuilder link still takes you to a page that falsely claims that POE has 502(c)(3) tax exempt status. The organization used to have 501(c)(4) status, but that was revoked by the IRS several months ago.

#Loser