Posted on | June 14, 2012 | 22 Comments
FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
Lee Stranahan has obtained e-mails sent privately by Brett Kimberlin’s demented associate Neal Rauhauser in which Rauhauser makes what would appear to be false and defamatory statements about a number of individuals, including Patrick “Patterico” Frey:
Someone was funding Seth [Allen] and it was either John Patrick Frey, or Aaron Walker. . . .
Frey dropped Naffe’s dox in order to intimidate/guide people in how to attack her. This was done to protect James O’Keefe – Frey has been his most vocal defender, and I think they used to work together.
This idea that Patterico is a sinister Moriarty, an arch-conspirator who masterminds all manner of right-wing evil, became lodged in Rauhauser’s warped mind during the WeinerGate scandal. Regular readers will kindly excuse the repetition as I remind you that Patterico was targeted in multiple July 2011 posts by Rauhauser (“Stranded Wind”) on Daily Kos:
- July 4: Weinergate: Patterico’s Penalization
- July 4: Disingenuous Chart, Dishonest D.A. (Weinergate)
- July 17: Weinergate: Patterico’s Petulance
- July 19: Patterico’s Personal Pipsqueak
- July 23: In Which Patterico Imperils Breitbart
- July 25: Patterico’s Prattling Puppets
By July 27, 2011, Rauhauser declared that Patterico “looks to be a pretty good candidate for the planner/operator behind Weinergate.” Rauhauser’s ideé fixe — his bizarre delusion that Anthony Weiner was the victim of a conspiracy coordinated by Patterico — is a figment of his febrile imagination.
Yet when Rauhauser transmits these deranged and baseless claims via e-mail (and, as we have seen, he seems to do this routinely) he crosses a line between being a mere kook and being a slanderer. And when, as in his May 24 e-mail to Mike Stack and Jay Leiderman, Rauhauser attempts to orchestrate an unfounded nuisance suit against Patterico, he crosses another line into what would seem to be an interstate conspiracy to corrupt the justice system.
The e-mail published by Lee Stranahan shows Rauhauser not only falsely asserting that Patterico was “funding” Seth Allen and “used to work together” with O’Keefe, but furthermore saying that Allen, Walker, Ron Brynaert, Mike Stack and Michelle Lessick all have “psych[iatric] disabilities” or “mental difficulties.” Rauhauser says Stack “was steered to attack me – he’s another person on psych disability that Frey picked out and victimized” — an absolutely ludicrous smear.
Somehow, Rauhauser would have us believe, all of these crazy people (some of whom don’t even know one another) have been “victimized” by Patrick Frey and enlisted in a conspiracy against that upstanding citizen Brett Kimberlin and his eminently rational colleague Neal Rauhauser.
Are you aware, however — and perhaps even Rauhauser has forgotten — that Neal explained the game plan of his own conspiracy, involving both Velvet Revolution and “Anonymous,” in October of last year? Are you aware that O’Keefe has been the target of Rauhauser’s own malicious machinations?
Does the IRS consider slander a tax-exempt activity?
– Robert Stacy McCain, Whereabouts Unknown