Posted on | October 31, 2013 | 60 Comments
“Congressman Anthony Weiner was stalked, set up, smeared, and this was coordinated to protect Clarence Thomas from scrutiny.”
– Neal Rauhauser (“Stranded Wind”), Daily Kos, June 2, 2011
“We’re getting in position to drive part of the narrative for the Occupiers. . . .
“3. Next steps with this will include some of the following
“a. other Velvet Revolution activities — American Crossroads seems most likely to draw their eye . . .
“Keep in mind I work with the guy who triggered the investigation into Clarence Thomas over the Citizens United payoff . . .”
– Neal Rauhauser, e-mail to Occupy Boston organizers, Sept. 30, 2011
“Kimberlin has been targeting Patterico since October 2010, and it was evidently Rauhauser’s anti-Patterico blogging that brought him into Kimberlin’s orbit so that, by October 2011, Rauhauser seemed to be describing Kimberlin as his client. . . .
“Another coincidence: What do ‘SWATting’ victims Patterico and Mike Stack have in common, other than the fact that, as Patterico himself notes, Rauhauser hates their guts?
“Is Rauhauser being paid by Brett Kimberlin — with proceeds from tax-exempt non-profits — to pursue these vendettas?”
– Robert Stacy McCain, June 4, 2012
Anyone familiar with my coverage of The Kimberlin Files knows that it was former Democrat campaign consultant Neal Rauhauser’s involvement with Brett Kimberlin that first drew my attention to this story in May 2012. And anyone familiar with the federal RICO lawsuit Kimberlin v. Universe, et al., knows that The World’s Worst Pro Se Litigant’s central claim is that he was the target of a racketeering conspiracy (!) involving everybody from Michelle Malkin to Glenn Beck to Simon & Schuster (!) to falsely accuse him of complicity in the “SWATting” hoaxes against Patrick Frey and others.
Yet there are some curious omissions from Kimberlin’s lawsuit. The perjuring bomber never mentions his role in VelvetRevolution.us, the 501(c)4 activist group he co-founded which, along with his 501(c)3 Justice Through Music Project, shares the Bethesda, Maryland, address where Kimberlin lives in his mother’s basement. Furthermore, Kimberlin’s lawsuits do not mention either Neal Rauhauser or the June 2011 SWATting of Mike Stack. Why is this?
My fellow RICO defendant Patrick Frey, June 3, 2012:
Many people have asked: if all this is about Brett Kimberlin, where does Mike Stack fit in? Why was he swatted? . . .
Rauhauser had several sites with a countdown clock to February 6, including one called “Kookpocalyse” and other sites linked to his name. . . .
The Kookpocalypse site included a video of a simulated beheading . . .
There were train maps with Aaron Walker’s hometown of Manassas, Virginia and Seth Allen’s hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. Given Rauhauser’s past comments (as “Iowa Boy”) talking about the need for Republicans to be killed for the greater good, together with the simulated beheading video and the countdown clock, Rauhauser’s ominous web site created valid cause for concern. . . .
Rauhauser had a deep animus towards Stack. And he claimed that Stack was “harassing” certain people, including Brett Kimberlin. Moreover, he connected that to Weinergate. Rauhauser states in the document that one of the reasons Stack allegedly harassed Kimberlin and himself was that “Rauhauser wrote extensively about Stack, Frey, Bloom, and their fabrications regarding former Congressman Anthony Weiner.”
So you can see that from reading Rauhauser’s paranoid rant that, in Neal Rauhauser’s mind, there is a connection between me and Mike Stack (the two swatting victims from 2011), our alleged fabrications about Anthony Weiner, and our alleged harassment of Brett Kimberlin.
Remember that Rauhauser is Kimberlin’s associate and was present at the recent hearing where Aaron Walker was arrested.
Go read the whole thing. Who could forget Neal Rauhauser’s February 2012 “Kookpocalypse” threat which, in the end, proved to be the publication of Rauhauser’s notorious conspiracy theory, “Andrew Breitbart’s ISR Cell?” That document was part of a package of information Rauhauser sent to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. In it, Rauhauser claimed that he, Kimberlin and others were the targets of a criminal conspiracy involving Mike Stack, Seth Allen, Aaron Walker, Sean Tompkins, Patrick Frey, Patrick Read, Mandy Nagy, Thomas Ryan, Aaron Barr and others.
Keep in mind, now, that this “Kookpocalypse” scare was Feb. 6, 2012, more than three months before I got onto the Kimberlin story.
Rauhauser sent to the FBI, and published online, a completely baseless series of criminal accusations against his enemies list, claiming a “conspiracy” involving at least 10 people, some of whom did not even know each other. Yet now we have Kimberlin suing people — claiming conspiracy as well as defamation — while ignoring the deliberate defamation published by his associate Rauhauser?
But again, Patterico’s question: ”Many people have asked: if all this is about Brett Kimberlin, where does Mike Stack fit in? Why was he swatted?” This is crucial to understanding why Kimberlin v. Universe, et al., says nothing about Rauhauser or Velvet Revolution. To discuss either would be to raise the question of why, in June 2011, Rauhauser was using his Daily Kos “Stranded Wind” account to promote Kimberlin’s Velvet Revolution’s petition to impeach Clarence Thomas?
It would also raise the question of why, in September 2011, Rauhauser was representing himself as an agent of Velvet Revolution in e-mails to organizers of Occupy Boston?
In other words, from mid-2011 onward, Rauhauser appears to have been acting on behalf of Kimberlin and Velvet Revolution, and so if Rauhauser were suspected in the SWATtings of Stack and Patterico, then the question of Kimberlin’s culpability for Rauhauser’s actions would constitute an entirely reasonable suspicion. But guess what else Rauhauser alleged in June 2011?
These are the particulars of the latest event, but look at the big picture. We see a steady flow of similar crimes – illegal taping, attempts to tap a Senator’s phone, now intrusion into a Congressman’s social media profiles, and the one thing in common? Andrew Breitbart, who is operating a continuing criminal enterprise as defined by the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act aka RICO.
Oh, Breitbart was “operating a continuing criminal enterprise” under RICO, the same thing Brett Kimberlin alleges in his lawsuit? Do you think it’s just a coincidence that Brett Kimberlin and Neal Rauhauser are promoting these very similar conspiracy theories? And do you think that it’s also just a coincidence, that in that same Daily Kos diary, Rauhauser invoked “Anonymous” to threaten Mike Stack?
So it was a short process from getting contacted by this anonymous person with a hushmail account until I had this guy’s full name, his home address, his date of birth, and a collection of phone numbers. I wrapped it nice and neat and forwarded it to the FBI. . . .
And one final thing … the person or persons behind the hushmail account that knew so much about Mike Stack? They’ve asked me to include a few words and an image in this diary.
We are Anonymous.We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us. . . .
Plain and simple, people, I write things up in an orderly fashion, I address them to someone with an @ic.fbi.gov address, and I hit send.
Isn’t that weird? On June 2, 2011, Neal Rauhauser basically “doxed” Mike Stack at Daily Kos and quoted the Anonymous creed.
Three weeks later, Stack got SWATted.
The whole time, Neal Rauhauser was boasting about the frequency of his contacts with the FBI. And it’s probably just a coincidence that the FBI has been unable to solve the SWATtings of Stack, or Patterico, or Aaron Walker or Erick Erickson, or some other people who have been SWATted, but haven’t gone public about it.
Some people have told me they suspect Neal Rauhauser is being “protected” by the FBI. They have actually named two FBI agents they suspect are involved in protecting Rauhauser. Frankly, these suspicions strike me as somewhat paranoid, but if you were someone who (a) had been endlessly harassed by Neal Rauhauser and also (b) had been SWATted, wouldn’t it make you paranoid if (c) FBI agents professed themselves hopelessly incompetent to solve these SWATtings even while (d) Rauhauser was bragging about his FBI contacts?
So it’s Halloween, and Neal Rauhauser is still at large.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.