Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Kimberlin/Rauhauser/Schmalfeldt Backstory

Kimberlin Unmasked has another comic up today, one that tells the backstory of the Brett Kimberlin saga of suing conservatives...for telling the truth about Kimberlin's sordid past.

Why would Brett Kimberlin care about anyone telling the truth about his criminal past?  It has been well documented in years past, through news articles of his trials and sentences, and by author Mark Singer in his book, Citizen K:  the Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin.  I found a copy of the out-of-print book on Amazon and read it cover to cover.

Kimberlin Unmasked's post references a lengthy article by Robert Stacy McCain, which explains the history of Kimberlin's current spate of lawsuits that began in 2010, when a liberal blogger named Seth Allen alleged that Kimberlin's 501 (c) 4 organization, Velvet Revolution, was a scam to make money through liberal donations.  If this is true, then the vicious legal attacks by "Team Kimberlin" make a lot more sense.  This is more than just a pissing match over conflicting political ideology, it is a fight by Kimberlin to protect whatever credibility he has with the liberal donors who fund his operations.  Since he raised around two million bucks before Seth Allen blew the whistle, it is obvious that serious money is at stake.

Some leftists have been running donation scams for years.  The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is the most extreme example, labeling various conservatives as "racists" for their legitimate political views that have little or nothing to do with race.  SPLC created a double benefit for itself, slandering conservatives while reaping great quantities of cash from liberal donors.  We're talking tens of millions of dollars.  (Some of the best exposés of SPLC have been made by various ethical liberal writers.)

If McCain is correct (and I have no reason to doubt him), Kimberlin ally Neal Rauhauser has been conspiring since 2010 to launch malicious prosecution and abusive process legal actions against conservative pundits and groups, beginning with the Chamber of Commerce.  The idea was to destroy these individuals and organizations while reaping great cash rewards in the process.  And if the suits failed, then Rauhauser's cabal of conspirators could at least cause their conservative targets much time and money in defending the suits.  We are greatly indebted to R.S. McCain who has tracked down the details of this story and compiled them into a comprehensible narrative.  For his efforts, he has been targeted by Brett Kimberlin and named as a defendant in Kimberlin's abusive RICO lawsuit.  Go here and donate to McCain.

Rauhauser's conspiracy was nuts to begin with, and probably would have failed, because being conservative is not a crime or a violation of the rights of leftists.  It is for this same reason that Brett Kimberlin's false RICO suit against 22 defendants will also fail.  The suit is fake, a malicious attempt to misuse the courts to punish anyone who tells the truth about Brett Kimberlin and his business organizations.  I have read Kimberlin's lawsuit.  One does not have to be an attorney to see how thin and specious his claims are.

Brett Kimberlin and Neal Rauhauser are very bad apples, inspired by dark motivations. Their associate Bill Schmalfeldt is a small fish in their poisonous pond, more of an annoyance than anything else.  Normally, I wouldn't be concerned with any of them, but their abuse of the court system to punish conservatives (and liberals who expose them) clearly affects us all.  The story is therefore fascinating, and it will be interesting to see how it all plays out.  I expect their dastardly deeds will explode in their faces, and I look forward to that conclusion with great anticipation.

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