Posted on | September 5, 2013 | 56 Comments
Headline at “Kimberlin Unmasked”:
Brett Kimberlin could have been sentenced to 230 years in federal prison
Our co-defendant John Hoge is encouraging his readers to buy the book Citizen K via Amazon. Me, I’m selling popcorn.
You might be surprised (but I doubt it) that Kimberlin’s associate Neal Rauhauser has published an elaborate assertion that this is all about a conspiracy against . . . Neal:
I realized in early January of 2011 that these people weren’t going away without extraordinary effort. I spent the next two years leading them into one pratfall after another, which culminated in 87 House offices sending a letter to the Department of Justice over something a right wing provocateur had done to some of their foot soldiers in an effort to frame me. I thought that a letter to the DoJ’s Office of the Inspector General in November of 2012, which triggered an angry eighty minute call with an FBI agent the next day, would have been the last of it, but they keep dreaming up nonsense and trying to put me in the middle of it. . . .
I outed all the stuff I did in late March of 2012. Delusional, paranoid people kept ‘investigating’ me, which is code for committing crimes and trying to make it look like I was involved. I set them up a few more times, outed all of that in November of 2012, and the response was people committing a crime so ridiculous and yet so high visibility that I think some of them may face federal indictment for it. You would think that an enormous public humiliation like what happened in January of 2013 would finally scare a little sense into them, but in June of this year they were back with another halfassed ‘sting’ that promptly blew up in their faces. . . .
This is the first of two civil actions by Brett Kimberlin, another favorite target of rightwing fabricators. Caught between Kimberlin and the revelations of the Groundswell leak, I don’t think these guys are going to have much fun between now and the 2014 midterm. And nobody is taking their crazymaking seriously any more, which is a big relief to many people.
Neal Rauhauser was a speaker at the 2010 Netroots Nation conference
Does any of Neal’s paranoid gibberish make sense to you? If so, seek psychiatric help immediately, because Rauhauser is nuttier than a Snickers bar. An article from July 2012:
Rauhauser’s life reads like James Bond or Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
What is known for sure is that a family in Iowa adopted him as a child. He married, sired two children, his wife divorced him, he rarely had or has contact with his children, he owes between thirty and thirty five thousand dollars in back child support (a federal and state criminal offense), and is involved with Speedway Bomber, Brett Kimberlin.
Rauhauser is a master of black operations and political dirty tricks, especially political cyber warfare. Like Kimberlin, he uses lawfare, abusing the legal system to get revenge on his perceived enemies. Like Brett Kimberlin, Rauhauser’s enemies are people who try to expose him, have an opposing political point of view, or disagree with him.
My June 2012 report about Neal Rauhauser — “‘A Faint Whiff of Vigilante Hysteria’: Weinergate’s Kimberlin Connection” — explains the events that brought Rauhauser into Kimberlin’s orbit:
In February , Rauhauser published a bizarre eight-page document (“Andrew Breitbart’s ISR Cell?”) expressing the belief that he and Kimberlin were targets of a conspiracy involving Andrew Breitbart and many others, including Mike Stack, who played a key role in exposing Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner’s online sexcapades.
Under his alias “Stranded Wind” at Daily Kos, Rauhauser declared on July 27, 2011, that conservative blogger Patrick “Patterico” Frey “looks to be a pretty good candidate for the planner/operator behind Weinergate.” In June 2012, Rauhauser falsely accused Brandon Darby of obstruction of justice. And using the online alias “Carlito2000,” Rauhauser was subsequently involved in the strange events that preceded Barrett Brown’s September 2012 arrest for threatening an FBI agent. Rauhauser also evidently helped encourage Nadia Naffe’s frivolous lawsuit against Patterico: “Rauhauser proudly trumpeted his silly but telling hope that the lawsuit would accomplish his (and Kimberlin’s) long-held goal of costing me my job.”
To quote Da Tech Guy: “Discovery should be interesting.” And to quote myself, the Five Most Important Words in the English Language are:
UPDATE: Oh, my, isn’t this just classic? Neal Rauhauser attempts to persuade journalists covering the Barrett Brown case that Brown was a victim of Neal’s enemies:
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) September 5, 2013
Anyone who wants to understand what happened to Barrett Brown really needs to read “The Kook Who Knew Too Much.”