The Lens of Experience

It appears that when our Disinformation Governance Board’s Executive Director referred to Hunter Biden’s laptop as “Russian disinformation,” she may have had inside knowledge of the situation. This is from her LinkedIn profile—This is the same time period when a loan guarantee had been used to influence the Ukrainian government’s decisions concerning criminal investigations.

In other news … the chocolate ration will be increased from 30 to 20 grams per week.

Changing Geopolitics

The Russian Army has lost substantial amounts of irreplaceable (on any short term) equipment and a large number of irreplaceable professional soldiers during Putin’s adventure in Ukraine. As the war continues, the Russians will have to move more of their remaining cadre of professionals from around the country to the active war zone, and that will require staffing other garrisons with inexperienced, poorly trained conscripts.

If I were a senior commander in the Peoples’ Liberation Army, the view to the North across the Amur River might become more tempting than the view to the East across the Taiwan Strait.

Don’t Know Much About History

Drone footage shows that the Russians set up a field camp and dug trenches in the Red Forest near Chernobyl. The forest got its name when the trees there turned from green to red as they died from radiation poisoning. They were bulldozed, a layer of sand spread over them, and new trees planted. After more than 35 years, the place is still so radioactive that the Ukrainians stay away.

It appears that the young Russians were unaware of what had happened at Chernobyl in 1986. It’s not something that fits into approved State History in Russia. (You’ve got to be carefully taught.)

Of course, the senior military leaders who were alive in 1986 would have known, but they didn’t tell the men under their command—yet another leadership failure.

Warfare: 20th Century v. 21st Century

My podcasting partner Stacy McCain has a post up about the Russian casualty figures that were “leaked” yesterday. If true, they indicated that the Russians are taking around 1,000 casualties (400 killed) per day. I’m skeptical. That the figure seems high, but, considering the Russians’ general incompetence, their losses could be that bad.

While the Russians have improved the technology of their weapons since the Second World War, they made few significant changes in the structure of their army. It is in many ways the same force Zhukov led almost 80 years ago, mostly a bunch of poorly trained conscripts led by corrupt NCOs and inept officers. The equipment may be more technologically advanced, but that makes it more susceptible to poor maintenance. However, today’s Russian army is very different from the Zhukov’s force—it is not repelling an invader; it is not fighting a Great Patriotic War. For now, the Russians are losing senior officers to snipers and drone strikes. How long will it be until the fragging begins? If it hasn’t already.

Meanwhile, Ukraine is fielding a highly motivated force armed with some of the be best weapons of the 21st century. The best Western technology backed by the West’s manufacturing capacity isn’t being sent as aid to Russia but to Ukraine. The Javelin and other anti-tank weapons are doing to Russian armor what the machine gun did to Infantry in the First World War. And Western intelligence service are clearly providing real time information.

The Russians may still win through brute force and sheer numbers, but the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. Sometimes the victory belongs to the smart and the brave. That’s beginning to look more like the Ukrainians than the Russians.

Keeping Warm and Fed

One of the reasons the Russian advance had gone more slowly than Putin expected is that the Russians are having trouble getting food, fuel, and other support to their troops.They clearly lack the assets to maintain a reliable supply train. Poorly maintained trucks running on cheap, unreliable Chinese tires may be the undoing of their campaign. While the Russians may not be able to keep their soldiers fed, the Ukrainians are helping them stay warm by the fires of vehicles set alight by Javelins and Molotov cocktails.

Of course, the Russians may still pull off a costly win via overwhelming numbers, but the war in Ukraine shows the truth of the principle that amateurs study tactics and professionals study logistics.

I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

Justin Trudeau has announced the following in response to Russian activity in Ukraine:

Canada and our allies will defend democracy. We are taking these actions today in a stand against authoritarianism.

The actions he is taking against authoritarianism include sending 460 soldiers, a frigate, and a patrol aircraft to Europe. Apparently, horse units will be retained at home for domestic authoritarian operations.

Biden, Putin, Burisma, and Ukraine

I’m seeing reports that the Ukrainian government is unhappy with Joe Biden’s remarks about “minor incursions” and the like during his press conference this evening. Of course, now that Hunter is off the board at Burisma, the Bidens probably have no real assets worth protecting in Ukraine.

It’s been suggested that some folks would be useful to have the records of certain investigations disappear, which could happen in the tumult of a war. OTOH, having them fall into the hands of the ФСБ, …

It may be that certain people haven’t considered all the angles.

Hmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD for the 20th was about a post at the empr dot media site by Alexandra Chalupa. That website appears to be operated by Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc., an entity run by Brett Kimberlin which has had its 501(c)4 status revoked by the IRS. Ms. Chalupa was involved with Ukrainian-related aspects of the Russia Collusion Hoax. Her post at the EMPR website, which had be recycled from her Substack page, contained the patently false claim that “Putin planted and managed in the White House for four years – Donald J. Trump.”

Her post has received no comments on Substack, but it has snagged one at EMPR.

EMPR’s coverage of Trump was never friendly or even neutral. I wonder if they think Biden is really better for Ukraine.

Hmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Kimberlin’s empr dot media website continues to muddle along, but almost all of the news stories seem to relate to the quasi-war between Ukraine and Russia and COVID in Ukraine. Both are reasonable stories to be tracking, but … well, I’ll need to do a bit more research before I say more.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Not all of Brett Kimberlin’s interactions with Ukraine have been successful. The TKPOTD for seven years ago dealt with one failure.

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It seems as if The Dread Pirate Kimberlin has a great deal of difficulty with the truth and that this is not a new problem. Beginning on page 360 of Citizen K, Mark Singer tells the story of a June, 1996, trip to Ukraine he took with Brett Kimberlin. The purpose of the trip was to develop business deals for Lada Express, a company that TDPK founded as he was being released on parole. The tale paints of a picture of Kimberlin cutting significant business deals.

Hindsight cuts through the smoke and mirrors. By November, 1997, Kimberlin’s parole was being revoked. There were two reasons given. First, he had failed to make any restitution payments to a victim of one of his bombings which was one of the terms of his release on parole. Second, he had committed fraud on a mortgage application.

He was bankrupt. If the hundreds of thousands of dollars of profits on those deals ever existed, they could not be accounted for, and his company Lada Express became defunct. In 1998, the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation revoked its corporate charter for failure to file paperwork due in early 1997.LadaExpress

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Failing failures gotta fail.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin has failed at almost everything he’s tried. He got caught smuggling drugs. He got busted as the Speedway Bomber. He’s failed as a pro se litigant.

The TKPOTD for six years ago today dealt with one of the instances of his failure as a musician.

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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 got himself a rock-and-roll band called Op-Critical. One of the sca … uh … promotions he’s attempted for the band was trying to get a performance by Op-Critical included in the soundtrack of the Twilight movie Eclipse.Op-Crit TweetsEar-plugsIt shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with Op-Critical’s body of work to learn that Twilight Angel isn’t on the album. You can listen to The Dread Performer Kimberlin singing Twilight Angel on YouTube, but I don’t recommend doing so. Normally, folks with TDPK’s level of talent are advised not to give up their day jobs, but I’m not sure which causes more harm in Kimberlin’s case.

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Almost all of Kimberlin’s business entities show some sort of paperwork deficiency when you run checks on them. One exception is Actup Enterprises Inc. On 17 July, Kimberlin took the steps necessary to restore it to good standing status with the State of Maryland. Actup has variously referred to itself as an artist representative and as a record label.

The Actup Enterprises web domain is gone, but while it was active, it only listed one performer as an artist—Kelsie Kimberlin. BTW, her recent music videos appear to have ben produced in Ukraine.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

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.POE_org_mainAnd here are a couple of front page links to featured stories.POE_nocommentsThe 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.

popcorn4bkOops.

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.

Stay tuned.

Oh, one more thing … evil hates the truth, but it hates mockery even more.FrenchTaunt
UPDATE—I just reread POE’s description of itself. The stated goal is to rescue our elections from partisan politics.

Say what?

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.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One by one, the Kimberlin-related Internet accounts have been going silent or dark. As of Tuesday evening, none of those sites hosted on U.S.-based servers were accessible.

There are six accessible domains hosted on an offshore server.

breitbartunmasked dot com hasn’t had a new post since December, 2018.

greencasamaryland dot org hasn’t had a new post since September, 2019.

kelsiekimberlin dot com doem’t appear to have had any new material posted since the end of August, 2020.

itstime2020 dot org hasn’t been updated since 27 September, and its companion Twitter account hasn’t retweeted anything since 2 October.

The velvetrevoution domain was recently moved to the offshore server, but the site is empty.

empr dot media had been frequently posting general news stories and posting war reports almost every day for years. On 23 October, it posted a story about a Ukrainian not-for-profit threatening to sue Rudy Giuliani for defamation, and the @EuroMaidanPR Twitter account posted a link to the story as part of pinned tweet. And then both the website and the Twitter account went quiet. Neither has put up anything new since the 23rd. 

I find it … um … interesting that Brett Kimberlin would be reducing his exposure on the Internet in this way at this time. Or is it being reduce for him?

Hmmmmm.

A Bribe Too Far

It appears that the Hunter Biden’s hard drive is the real McCoy. Neither Joe nor Hunter Biden deny it. It’s clear from the emails and other files on the drive that Hunter Biden was the family bag man and that Ukrainians were paying him for access to his father while Joe Biden was Vice President. It also appears that individuals—and possibly governments—from other countries were paying for similar access.

The Democrats impeached Donald Trump for asking the President of the Ukraine to pursue an investigation related to the bribery verified by the evidence on Hunter’s hard drive.

Let that sink in for a moment.

The Bidens acted as they did believing that they had an airtight level of protection. As the bribes rolled in, it seems they became increasingly arrogant. Hunter Biden’s arrogance compounded with his addictions and other character defects led him to be careless. He never should have let someone who wasn’t fully vetted to have access to any of his electronic devices, but he did.

I don’t know who paid the bribe that convinced Hunter Biden that he and his scams were immune from detection, but whoever he was, we’re indebted to him for inadvertently lighting the fuze on Biden’s self-destruction.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Team Kimberlin is a bunch of liars. For example, consider this Prevarication Du Jour from four years ago today.

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Last year, Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Boy Unread falsely reported on what happened in the 13 March and 14 May hearings on the peace order petition that Brett Kimberlin filed against me. The accuracy of its reporting under its current retread editor is no better. Indeed, it may be worse.bu210610151234zIn fact, the court made no such finding.

Of course, if the current editor of Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread believes that he can prove that I have engaged in stalking of the Kimberlin family, he can try to make that part of his defense in Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. However, before he wastes his time, he might want to consider that when The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin attempted to sue me for stalking in Kimberlin v. Walker, et al., he lost on summary judgment. Also, when he has tried raise the issue in further lawsuits, he lost again. More to the point, when TDPK filed his failed 2015 peace order petition, he alleged stalking as one of the bases, but the judge who reviewed his petition struck the stalking allegation from the temporary order.

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Meanwhile, returning to 2020, the current Kimberlin-related news operation EuroMaidanPR has taken no notice of the Hunter Biden Ukraine story that broke in the NY Post yesterday,

Hmmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

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.”

Hmmmmmmm.

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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.”

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

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.

Hmmmmm.

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.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin’s LOLsuits have failed because he has never been able to put together a logical argument that he has suffered any injury from truthful report about hime, his associates, and their activities. He’s had particular difficulty understanding what is admissible under the Rules of Evidence. The TKPOTD from six years ago today deals with one of the many times he was stopped by the judge enforcing those rules during the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial.

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It was pretty obvious from the load of … ah … junk he gave us in discovery for the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin didn’t understand the rules of evidence or how to properly structure his case. He proved both during the trial. For example, consider this question he was never able to ask of Stacy McCain because it dealt with hearsay.

MR. KIMBERLIN: So do you know what the Southern Poverty Law Center is?

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection Your Honor.

THE COURT: What does the Southern Poverty Law Center have to do with this case?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Well Mr. McCain has —

THE COURT: The Southern Poverty Law Center, what does that have to do with this case?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Mr. McCain is considered a neo-confederate — is one —

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection, Your Honor.

THE COURT: Well —

MR. KIMBERLIN: And the Southern Poverty Law Center

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection, Your Honor.

THE COURT: Hold on a second. Counsel I appreciate you objecting to my question but I’m not going to overrule myself. That’s not something I do. So what does the Southern Poverty Law Center have to do with this case? I’m not asking you about Mr. McCain, I’m asking you about why are you asking him about the Southern Poverty Law Center?

MR. KIMBERLIN: I’m asking him the Southern Poverty Law Center is the leading, one of the leading civil rights organizations in the —

THE COURT: I understand all of that but what does it have to do with this case?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Because —

THE COURT: And the claim that you are making against these gentlemen?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Because Southern Poverty Law Center regularly outs racists —

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection.

THE COURT: So what if they do. What does that have to do with this case? This case isn’t about racists or racism.

MR. KIMBERLIN: It’s about hate. It’s about hate. These people hate me and they do anything to destroy me.

THE COURT: Well but why are you asking this witness about the Southern Poverty Law Center? First of all he couldn’t testify as to anything they said or did because it wouldn’t be an exception to any hearsay rule. So you would never be able to get that in evidence anyway.

MR. KIMBERLIN: All right.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Mr.—

THE COURT: Your objection’s sustained.

Of course, TDPK was trying to paint Stacy McCain as a racist, and that’s nonsense. Furthermore, given some of the racial epithets that TDPK is on record as have said and written, it was particularly unseemly for him to be trying to tar anyone else with that brush.

Even if Stacy or I or any of our codefendants were racist, that had no bearing on whether or not what we said and wrote was true, and TDPK had to prove that our words were false. Stupid is as stupid does, and TDPK tried to bring up racism a second time.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Have you ever been identified as a member of the hate group League of the South?

THE COURT: I’m sorry, what was that, what group?

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection.

MR. KIMBERLIN: League of the South.

THE COURT: League of the South?

MR. KIMBERLIN: It’s like an offshoot of the KKK.

MR. OSTRONIC: Objection, Your Honor.

MR. KIMBERLIN: It believes in —

THE COURT: What’s that relevant to, sir?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Well he brought it up.

THE COURT: He didn’t bring up the League of the South.

MR. KIMBERLIN: Huh?

THE COURT: He didn’t bring up the League of the South.

MR. KIMBERLIN: He talked about he’s not a racist.

THE COURT: Well the fact that he brought it up without objection doesn’t make it relevant. I mean what is the jury going to do with this? We’re not here about whether anybody is a racist or not, are we?

MR. KIMBERLIN: Well no, but he’s tried —

MR. MCCAIN: You’re white by the way.

Never try to outcrazy Stacy McCain.

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It was almost worth all the hassle of the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. LOLsuit to be able to watch Kimberlin destroy his own case by calling Aaron Walker, Ali Alexander, Stacy McCain, and Me at his witnesses. All we had to do to discredit his imagined narrative was to tell the truth. I suppose he was so unfamiliar with the truth that it caught him off guard.

BTW, the foreman of the jury (who was black) had been rolling his eyes as he listened to Kimberlin’s line of questioning, and he chuckled at Stacy’s “You’re white by the way” comment.

Meanwhile back in 2020, it looks as if no one is buying into Kimberlin’s latest false narratives. The @itstime_2020 Twitter account hasn’t seen any new tweets for over a week, and itstie2020 dot org’s global popularity ranking is still below 14,000,000. Also, while other English language Ukrainian news sites (e.g., Unian)  have been covering the Senate report on Hunter Biden’s foreign deals, empr dot media has ignored the story.

The Truth is out there. It’s just not often found on one of Kimberlin’s websites.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This post titled Connecting Some of the Dots links to an interview Stacy McCain did with Brandon Darby. That interview points out the connections between Team Kimberlin and other leftists. When the post was published eight years ago today, Brett Kimberlin was being referred to a “Lord Voldemort (He Who Must Not Be Named Under Penalty of Peace Order)” because the unconstitutional gag order issued against Aaron Walker was still in effect.

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Stacy McCain has published an interview with Brandon Darby about the connections between Brett Kimberlin Lord Voldemort, Neal Rauhauser, and mainstream progressives.

The story seems complicated until you put it into the historical perspective it exists within. Then it is quite simple. Left media doesn’t cover the story because many of them are involved with the networks of operatives we are discussing.

Read the whole thing.

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Seriously, go read that interview. It lays out some of the ways that Team Kimberlin has been used as “well funded and organized shock troops whose goal is to destroy anyone who challenges their masters.” Brett Kimberlin has testified under oath that he and his associates were working with the Department of Justice on election hacking during the 2016 election, and he’s been deeply involved with some rather … umm … interesting Ukrainians and Ukrainian-Americans.

Will things get interesting this year?