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?

Phone Calls With Foreigners


Audio of what appears to be a telephone call between Vice President Biden and Ukrainian President Poroshenko has been posted on YouTube.

Biden was captured on another video bragging about using a threat to cut off aid to Ukraine in order to get a prosecutor fired. In the video below, Poroshenko says that they can’t find any evidence of corruption to use against the prosecutor who was investigating a company called Burisma Holding. Hunter Biden, the Vice President’s son, was on the board of Burisma making over $80k a month.

Meanwhile, back in the US more of a memo by Susan Rice relating to the shame investigation of Michael Flynn’s phone call with the Russian ambassador has been declassified. John Hinderacker has an excellent summary over at PowerLine of the newly exposed paragraph’s significance.

Rice foresaw that despite the Obama holdovers’ best efforts, the truth about their “Russia investigation” could come to light someday. If that happened, she wanted it to be on record that President Obama had authorized her to lie, on advice from James Comey. This is not surprising, but it fills an important gap in our understanding of the corruption of the Obama administration.

We haven’t heard the end of the Obama Administration’s corruption—both foreign and domestic. That briefcase Acting-DNI Grenell carried to the Justice Department was bulging. As Ambassador Kosh once said in an episode of Babylon 5, “The avalanche has already started; it is too late for the pebbles to vote.”

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I must confess that I’ve been bogged down in my Real World work life and haven’t paid much attention to The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin’s protectorelections dot org website of late. While I wasn’t looking, the site posted an article with original content (everything for the past year or so has been ripped off from other websites). The new article is dated 5 February, 2020, and it tries to spin the problems with the Democrats reporting app for the Iowa Caucus as a Russian hack.

Without evidence, the article proposes the following similarities between the Iowa debacle and an alleged Russian attack on an election in Ukraine:

  1. Malware and/or denial of services attack to delay and distort election results;

  2. Interference of election result transmission to central tabulators;

  3. Chaos that undermined vote counting and confidence in election results;

  4. Propaganda effort to blame delay on those who oppose pro-Russian candidate; (sic)

BTW, the authority cited for the alleged attack in Ukraine is empr dot media, an English-language Ukrainian “news” website hosted on the same server as breitbartunmasked dot com and greencasamaryland dot org. In 2017, Kimberlin changed the corporate name of Velvet Revoution US to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc.

Of course, Protect Our Elections takes the position that the Russians favor Bernie in the Democratic primaries because they favor Trump in the fall.

In the case of Iowa, Russia wants chaos and wants to use that chaos to divide the Democrats.  Of all the major candidates, Russia wants Bernie Sanders to be the nominee against Trump so the false narrative being spun by Russia and Trump is that Joe Biden and the DNC caused this Iowa meltdown in order to deprive Sanders of his win there.  Clearly, in the case of the Iowa cyber catastrophe, the real beneficiaries are Russia, Trump and Sanders.  Although election officials are feverishly trying to spin the failure on a bad app rather than Russia, Americans need to understand that when Russia benefits from something, it likely has a hand in it.

And that’s supposed to make sense? Let me get this straight—Democratic party officials are trying to hide hacking by the Russians in the Iowa primary in order to help Russia and Trump in November.

Uh, huh.

If Kimberlin expects that kind of crackpot theory to generate more donations to Protect Our Elections, he should probably fix the PayPal link.

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


While testifying under oath in October, 2016, Brett Kimberlin stated that he was “working with the Department of Justice right now to protect the, this coming election.” He said that the work related to “hacking and electronic cyber hacking.” He also claimed that he was working with members of Congress.

The TKPOTD for 1 November, 2016, dealt with Kimberlin’s efforts to protect that fall’s election.

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In yesterday’s TKPOTD I mentioned that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin says that he’s busy right now with work for his not-for-profits related to the election. Here’s the sort of interest he’s stirring up on the Justice Through Music Project and Velvet Revolution.US websites.jtmp20161031vrus20161031Neither website seems to be generating any comments. Nada, Zilch. Bupkis. On the one hand, it’s good to see that TDPK is having the sort of Real World influence he should. On the other hand, that’s even more satisfying when put into the following perspective: During the past week, the AYPWIP? posts here at Hogewash! have generated 16 comments.

Narf!

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Clearly, The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin failed to properly protect that election because the wrong candidate was elected in spite of foreign influence.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Gentle Reader may have noticed that people with connections to Ukraine have been in the news recently. My podcasting partner and fellow codefendant Stacy McCain has an interesting post here.

BTW, here’s a picture of Brett Kimberlin taken while he was stalking various bloggers during BlogBash 2013. I was reminded of it after reading Stacy’s post.

UPDATE—

 

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


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.

Everything Is Proceeding As I Have Foreseen


The Gentle Reader may have noticed that this post’s title is a recurring line here at Hogewash!. Today, I used it in a comment to a post about the latest impeachment craze over at The Other McCain. My podcasting partner Stacy McCain has a long quote from a Marc Theissen piece at WaPo which points out the interest that the Democrats had in the Ukraine’s own corruption investigation earlier this year, before that country’s Obama-supported president Petro Poroshenko was turned out of office. Now that the newly elected president and his government are investigating what happened between the Obama administration and Poroshenko and his cronies, the Democrats wish to convince us that it was an impeachable offense for President Trump to encourage Ukraine to continue the ongoing investigations touching on Hunter Biden and his father.

My comment over at TOM continues, “but I still haven’t decided whether to order more popcorn or a big bag of Chalupas.” The bag of Chalupas alludes to why I foresaw what has been happening. It refers to Alexandra Chalupa, an activist with connections to the Ukrainian embassy in 2016, to many of the usual Democrat suspects, and to some more unusual ones—including creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti and bomber activist Brett Kimberlin. Her activities with Kimberlin that came to light in early 2017 appeared to be part of the initial stages of the Democrats’ failed attempt to gather dirt on Donald Trump and other officials in his administration, and it has led me to keep an eye on what’s going on between Washington and Kyiv.

One of the sources I’ve tracked is a website called EuromaidanPR (empr dot media). I believe that it is part of the Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc operation run by Kimberlin. I haven’t found any coverage of the ongoing investigations on the EMPR website since late July. That last post dealt with Petro Poroshenko being interviewed by Ukrainian prosecutors. However, the @EuromaidanPR Twitter account did take note of the Trump story. Here’s the most recent tweet.It’s dated the 19th, when the story was first breaking. It’s interesting that coverage dropped off as soon as the facts started to come out and it began to look like the Democrats had opened the wrong can of worms.

The comedy of errors continues, and everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE—BTW, here’s the transcript of the Trump/Zelensky telephone conversation.

 

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


In many ways, we are known by the company we keep. The TKPOTD for six years ago today dealt with some of the people and organizations The Dread Deadbeat Protestor/Protector Kimberlin was working with.

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One of the subsidiary operations of Brett Kimberlin’s 501(c)4 Velvet Revolution US is called Chamber Watch. On Chamber Watch’s Action Items web page (No, I won’t link to it.), there’s a description of an alliance of organizations and individuals engaged in attacking the U. S. Chamber of Commerce.

Velvet Revolution and it [sic] staff, including journalist Brad Friedman, along with SEIU, reporter Glenn Greenwald, Change to Win and ChamberWatch

That’s an interesting bunch.

Brad Friedman is the co-founder with Brett Kimberlin of VRUS. He is the left coast anchor of the group and a “respectable” public face.

The SEIU is the Service Employees International Union which enhanced its reputation for violence by sending purple-shirted thugs to confront tea party rallies. SEIU founder Wade Rathke was a cofounder of ACORN.

Glenn Greenwald? Yep, that Glenn Greenwald. The one who writes for The Guardian.

Change to Win is a coalition of labor unions formed in 2005 as an alternative to the AFL-CIO; it consists The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Service Employees International Union, United Farm Workers, and United Food and Commercial Workers. All of these unions have a history of violence and/or corruption.

Thugs partnering with left-wing “journalists” to attack big business, but to what purpose? Did I mention that there’s a Donate button on each webpage?

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More recently, TDPK has been focusing on election integrity. That change in interest may have some connection the The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin losing a couple of LOLsuits related to his tiff with the Chamber of Commerce. Indeed, his work during the 2016 elections with Ukrainian interests connected to the Democrats’ National Committee appear to have been so … um … rewarding that in 2017 he changed the corporate name of VelvetRevolution US to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. (empr dot media is an English-language Ukrainian news site hosted on the same server as the now-seemingly-abandoned Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread.)

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Rudy Giuliani, who is Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, had announced plans to visit Ukraine to ask that country’s new president-elect to pursue inquiries that could yield new information about the origin of the Russia collusion investigation and about former Vice President Biden’s past influence in the country. He cancelled his trip, saying:

I think I’m walking into a group of people that are enemies of the president, in some cases enemies of the United States, and in one case an already convicted person who has been found to be involved in assisting the Democrats with the 2016 election.

Hmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin has changed the name of his 504(c)(4) operations from VelvetRevolution.US to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. Yesterday evening, I spent some time on the protectourelections dot org and empr dot media websites. (The EMPR site is an english language Ukrainian news site.) Neither site had any news about possible Ukrainian collusion with the Democrats during the 2016 election or the recent Joe Biden/Ukraine connection stories.

Hmmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s Internet presence seems to be slowly collapsing. At one point, he had almost two dozens active websites hosted on various servers. Now, only a few remain. Only two sites are left on the Dutch server, breitbartunmasked dot com and empr dot media. His BU PR site has been idle for over four months, and the Ukraine “news” site has only been sporadically updated. It hasn’t had a new post for over three weeks.

The onshore server that hosts his flagship sites, jmtp dot org and protectourelections dot org, only has seven sorta/kinda active sites, and none of them are well maintained. Here’s what their home pages look like along with the dates they were last updated.

Protect Our Elections (March, 2019)

Justice Through Music Project (January, 2019)

Act Up Enterprises (July, 2018)

Russia Dossier (June, 2018)

Treasonist Trump (December, 2017)

We Stand With Ukraine (August, 2017)

Manafort Watch (September, 2016)

I find the dates that some these sites were active and the topics they covered interesting when viewed in the context of the recent collusion conspiracy false narrative.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


It sorta/kinda looks as if Brett Kimberlin’s Protect Our Elections/EMPR 504(c) not-for-profit has dropped the ball. Recent news stories indicate there there may have been a significant effort by Ukrainian interest to interfere with the 2016 U. S. presidential election, but there doesn’t seem to be any mention of the developing story at either the protectourelections dot org or empr dot media websites. This screen cap was taken just after 8 pm ET Monday night.Curiouser and curiouser.

Collusion? What Collusion?


A couple of collusion stories broke over the past few days, and it will be interesting to see if they are more than just peripherally related.

The first story deals with referrals by Congressman Deven Nunes to the Department of Justice of several individuals for crimes such as lying to Congress and leaking classified information. Over at PJ Media, Rick Moran comments

There may not be enough evidence to prosecute anyone, so its best not to get hopes up. But this is a development that should have several key players in the anti-Trump faction at the Justice Department who flogged the Russia collusion story nervous.

The second story deals with corruption in Ukraine having ties back to the United States, ties to Democrats and the Justice and State Departments. The Hill has published a piece by John Solomon titled Ukrainian to US prosecutors: Why don’t you want our evidence on Democrats?

Ukrainian law enforcement officials believe they have evidence of wrongdoing by American Democrats and their allies in Kiev, ranging from 2016 election interference to obstructing criminal probes.

The names Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Nellie Ohr, and Fusion GPS all figure in The Hill report which suggests connections between members of the U. S. Deep State and corrupt interests in Ukraine.

But many of the allegations shared with me by more than a half-dozen senior Ukrainian officials are supported by evidence that emerged in recent U.S. court filings and intelligence reports. The Ukrainians told me their evidence includes:

• Sworn statements from two Ukrainian officials admitting that their agency tried to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election in favor of Hillary Clinton. The effort included leaking an alleged ledger showing payments to then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort;

• Contacts between Democratic figures in Washington and Ukrainian officials that involved passing along dirt on Donald Trump;

• Financial records showing a Ukrainian natural gas company routed more than $3 million to American accounts tied to Hunter Biden, younger son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, who managed U.S.-Ukrainian relations for the Obama administration. Biden’s son served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma Holdings;

• Records that Vice President Biden pressured Ukrainian officials in March 2016 to fire the prosecutor who oversaw an investigation of Burisma Holdings and who planned to interview Hunter Biden about the financial transfers;

• Correspondence showing members of the State Department and U.S. embassy in Kiev interfered or applied pressure in criminal cases on Ukrainian soil;

• Disbursements of as much as $7 billion in Ukrainian funds that prosecutors believe may have been misappropriated or taken out of the country, including to the United States.

Read the whole thing.

Lee Stranahan, Politico, and The Daily Caller have previously reported on attempts by Ukraine’s embassy in Washington to help the Clinton campaign’s effort to discredit Trump during the 2016 election.

Hmmmmm.

Opposition Research and Joe Biden


It’s interesting that many of the Democrat Party pr flacks with bylines have turned their attention to Joe Biden as he has begun to be considered as a candidate for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination. Things that unreported when he was Vice President are now coming to light.

For example, there’s a report at The Hill about Biden’s interference in an criminal investigation in Ukraine.

In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

The prosecutor was fired, and his successor terminated an investigation into the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings that employed Biden’s younger son, Hunter, as a board member.

As the now-completed Russia collusion investigation showed us, every American deserves the right to be presumed innocent until evidence is made public or a conviction is secured, especially when some matters of a case involve foreigners. The same presumption should be afforded to Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, … and Burisma in the Ukraine case.

Nonetheless, some hard questions should be answered by Biden as he prepares, potentially, to run for president in 2020: Was it appropriate for your son and his firm to cash in on Ukraine while you served as point man for Ukraine policy? What work was performed for the money Hunter Biden’s firm received? Did you know about the Burisma probe? And when it was publicly announced that your son worked for Burisma, should you have recused yourself from leveraging a U.S. policy to pressure the prosecutor who very publicly pursued Burisma?

Joe, they’re trying to tell you that you’re past your sell by date.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Here are some interesting data points—

Brett Kimberlin changed the name of his 501(c)(4) not-for-profit from VelvetRevolution.US to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc.

There is a web domain called empr dot media that purports to be the “#1 independent citizen media about Ukraine.”

At the bottom of the  empr dot media home page, there’s some greyed-out fine print which begins, ” This website developed and runs on donations received from JTMP (US), …”

Brett Kimberlin’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit is called Justice Through Music Project and operates a website called jtmp dot org.

The empr dot media website is one of four domains hosted on the same server as breitbartunmasked dot com. The other two domains on that server are breitbitnews dot com (one of Bill Schmalfeldt’s abandoned sites) and xeonhosting dot net (the service provider).

The Gentle Reader may draw whatever conclusion he will from these facts.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


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.

Crony Capitalism at Its Best


The Daily Caller reports that one of Joe Biden’s donors has been awarded a $20 million government loan to finance a pair of auto dealerships in Ukraine. You’d think this was a way to increase exports of cars made by Government Motors or, maybe, Ford, right? Wrong! The dealerships will sell German-made Porsches and British-made Jaguars and Land Rovers. (H/T, @iowahawkblog)

Is it November yet?

UPDATE–Iowahawk tweets:

Come on in to Chernobyl Jaguar-Porsche-Land Rover, where our prices are always MELLLTIIIING DOWWWN