The Brett Kimberlin Saga:

Follow this link to my BLOCKBUSTER STORY of how Brett Kimberlin, a convicted terrorist and perjurer, attempted to frame me for a crime, and then got me arrested for blogging when I exposed that misconduct to the world. That sounds like an incredible claim, but I provide primary documents and video evidence proving that he did this. And if you are moved by this story to provide a little help to myself and other victims of Mr. Kimberlin’s intimidation, such as Robert Stacy McCain, you can donate at the PayPal buttons on the right. And I thank everyone who has done so, and will do so.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Transcript 2.0 in Adjudicated Pedophile Brett Kimberlin’s State Case (Updated)

This is the latest post in what I half-jokingly call The Kimberlin Saga®.  If you are new to the story, that’s okay! Not everyone reads my blog.  The short version is that adjudicated pedophile Brett Kimberlin has been harassing me for over two years, his worst conduct being when he attempted to frame me for a crime.   I recognize that this might sound like an incredible claim, but I provide video and documentary evidence of that fact; in other words, you don’t have to believe my word.  You only have to believe your eyes.  And more recently when his wife came to us claiming that this convicted terrorist had threatened her harm, we tried to help her leave him, and for that, he is suing myself, John Hoge, Robert Stacy McCain and Ali Akbar for helping his wife and he is suing Hoge, McCain, Akbar, DB Capital Strategies, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, James O’Keefe III, Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Mandy Nagy, Lee Stranahan, Erick Erickson,, the Blaze, Mercury Radio Arts, Red State, the National Bloggers Club, and  Simon and Shuster alleging that we are all in organized crime for reporting factually about the spate of SWATtings committed against myself, Frey and Erickson.  So, if you are new to the story, go to this page and you’ll be able to catch up on what has been happening.

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Yesterday I made a trip to the Montgomery County Circuit Courthouse and picked up a new, somewhat corrected copy of the transcript from last month’s trial of Kimberlin v. Walker et. al.  That would be the case where Brett Kimberlin accused me and my friends of falsely describing him as a pedophile and lost on the issue of falsity.  I won’t explain a lot of how this new transcript came to be, just yet.  For now, I will simply say that the original was riddled with errors.  Mind you, all transcripts have errors, or at least things that people disagree on.  But for instance, the original transcript had my friend John Hoge apparently taking over our lawyer’s job for him when I was on the stand.  It was really bad and so we got a new one.

I will update this post, or write a new post, explaining what went on to bring this into existance but for now it is worth noting the following about these new transcripts:

1)  They are now the official transcripts.

2)  A great deal of personal information has been redacted.  We even redacted out the name of the daughter, even as she testified on the stand.  Her father doesn’t seem to care overly much about the harm he is doing to his daughter in this, but I do.  (And as usual, if you see something you think we should have redacted, but didn’t, let me know.)  Also, you will notice that the page jumps from around 53 to 122 in the first transcript—that is an ugly deletion of the entire jury selection process.  Since we had a directed verdict, literally all of that was irrelevant and I don’t want to risk even a one in a thousand chance of an error.

This is the first day’s transcript:

This is the second day’s transcript:

Also for additional context, you can read the original transcript here and here.

Enjoy, and as I said, I will explain how it came to be shortly.  Hopefully by close of business today.

Update: Well, best laid plans and all that.

First, we have a bit of news in the case.  In the RICO case (which you will remember is another case where Kimberlin is suing me, because he is a nutjob), Judge Hazel issued a letter order.  John Hoge sent it to me, so I expect him to post it this evening, so I will let him do that.  Check over at his site for it, and I will probably update this with a link when he does.

But this is the skinny on the ruling.  First, Brett is going to be allowed to file a motion to disqualify Paul Levy, Ace of Spades’ lawyer.  Mind you, he ain’t going to be disqualified, but he is being permitted to waste everyone’s time with this stupid crap.

Second, he will be allowed to have alternate service on Ace of Spades through his lawyer.  I have said before that I think this decision is wrong and doesn’t demonstrate sufficient respect for the First Amendment right to speak anonymously, but there you go.  The interesting question is this: will Levy file for an interlocutory appeal, maybe even a stay from the Fourth Circuit?  Only time shall tell.

Finally, Brett will be able to file a motion for alternate service on Thomas, NBC and Ali Akbar.  Note: he is not allowed to have alternate service yet.  He is just allowed to file for it.  And it’s not a gimme.  For instance, Brett was in Ali’s presence for two whole days... so why didn’t he serve him, then?  There are reports there was a guy there to serve it when it was over, but why not the rest of the time?

Well, this would be educated speculation, but my guess is that Brett didn’t want the optics of serving a man for one lawsuit while in the middle of another.  Even if it wasn’t actually in the judge or jury’s presence, they were likely to hear about it, if only in closing statements. So he wanted to catch Ali when the case was over and it got flubbed, if it was tried at all.  But that will not be a sufficient excuse when he asked for substituted service in Federal Court.  “Gee, you honor, I had two days to do it, but I didn’t want to look like a vexatious litigant” shouldn’t fly.

Now, dear reader, you might point out that he got alternate service on Ace pretty easily.  But there he literally didn’t know who to serve.  He had no address.  And the court seemed to sympathize with that.  Here, he claims to know where everyone is, so he can’t offer that excuse.

So that is the news of the day.  Now to explain what was going on with the transcripts.

When we got the transcripts (I ordered it, but since NBC was paying for it, Ali actually picked it up), around September 3, I intended originally to spend a few days pulling out some fun parts.  And then I read the thing...

Have you?  Oy, it is a mess.  How bad was it?  It misstated parts of the judge’s ruling.  It often confused speakers, attributing to Ostronic what is said by Kimberlin, attributing to Akbar what Ostronic said, and vice versa.  There is even a part during my testimony when apparently the transcriptionist thought John Hoge supplanted Ostronic’s role as a lawyer.  Also apparently these transcriptionists didn’t know how to spell the names of local judges, don’t know the citation forms for the case reports in Maryland, and never heard the phrase “assume arguendo” before (it means more or less “assume for the sake of argument).

Mind you, a lay person not knowing these is excusable, but these are supposed to be professional court reporters.  And if the person cited a sufficiently exotic case, such as something from Arkansas or even as close as Virginia, I wouldn’t ding them.  But if you creating a transcript in a Maryland case, these are the minimums you should know before you try to do.

And I will add that, look, no transcript is ever 100% perfect, especially when two different people might hear two radically different things based on the same recording.  For instance, if they couldn’t spell Mandy Nagy’s name correctly or Bill Schmalfeldt, you can’t really fault them.  They are names you don’t run into every day, and no one bothered to spell it out.  And sometimes little things are just misunderstood—especially when you are dealing what I like to call “accent translation.”  I mean they had Texans, Tennesseans, Indianans, and Marylanders, plus the weird hodgepodge of accents I have picked up from North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas, interspersed with Yiddish for no particular reason.  Mistakes happen.  But this was below any reasonable level of quality.

So there is a process by which you can get transcripts corrected and I submitted myself to it.  I gave them something like thirty six pages of errors, and not just stuff that benefitted me.  Sometimes they muddled Brett’s words and I was honest enough to ding them for that, too.  For instance, in the argument over the directed verdict, the original transcript said this:

Well, Mr. Walker created this false [unintelligible] of my wife.  It had her file in it, but it was false, it never happened. [unintelligible] my wife.

Which is undecipherable for those of you reading at home.  But I could hear pretty clearly what they said, so I offered my suggested language:

Well, Mr. Walker created this false narrative of my wife, had her file it, but it was false, it never happened. I’m not a pedophile, I didn’t rape my wife.

These are, of course, false accusations against me (and he presented literally no evidence to back up his denials), but it is what he said and I believe in getting it right.

I delivered it on September 8 to be fixed and they said it would be back in 5 days, which I assumed meant 5 business days.  Come the next Tuesday, when it was officially late, I asked where it was and they said it was going to take another five days.  So... yesterday.

Why?  Well, apparently they fired the current contractors in the meantime and hired back Deposition Services, which had done most of the previous transcripts.  There is about zero chance it had anything to do with me.  I could believe it had something to do with other complaints, but that is just speculation.  I mean for all I know, the sheer craptitude of the last transcript was a fluke and they are ordinarily awesome.  In any case, it looks like to me that Deposition Services literally retyped the whole transcript.  They seem to have paid attention to the issues I (and my co-defendants) raised, because they fixed over 90% of those, and even caught some things I missed (you try listening to two days of trial you already witnessed live without letting your attention wander now and then).  But then they made whole new errors.  I am not even going to attempt to capture all of them but to give a few examples...

When talking about the now infamous iPad incident:

And then at some point you lift your iPad as if to do something with it, and I split second think, I was concerned. I knew you were the speedway bomber.

No, I said “I had a split second to think.”  That was what was in the original, and somehow it got changed to that.

When talking about Brett Kimberlin’s (alleged) creepy trips alone with Debbie Barton:

I don’t see why that justifies sending a child to lay with a strange man.

No, I did not accuse anyone of sending Brett “to lay” with him, in a Biblical sense or in an innocent one.  Again, they got it right the first time:

I don’t see why that justifies sending a child away with a strange man.

Or talking about the iPad incident again:

I've seen the video and motion showing that I did none of what you said. 

It was video “in motion” not “and motion.”  And did you know that John Hoge’s website is called Oblast?  You didn’t?  Well, that is because it isn’t.  It’s called Hogewash.

This is just a sample of the new errors that cropped up.  Yep, I spent the last day or with one transcript on one side of my laptop screen and the other transcript on the other, comparing them, and there are errors.  More than I think is normally acceptable, but nothing I am willing to “go to the mat” over.

So where does the truth lie?  Well, the answer is about 75% with the new transcript, and 25% with the old one.  And the really important stuff is right in the new one.


My wife and I have lost our jobs due to the harassment of convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin, including an attempt to get us killed and to frame me for a crime carrying a sentence of up to ten years.  I know that claim sounds fantastic, but if you read starting here, you will see absolute proof of these claims using documentary and video evidence.  If you would like to help in the fight to hold Mr. Kimberlin accountable, please hit the donation link on the right.  And thank you.

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I have accused some people, particularly Brett Kimberlin, of reprehensible conduct.  In some cases, the conduct is even criminal.  In all cases, the only justice I want is through the appropriate legal process—such as the criminal justice system.  I do not want to see vigilante violence against any person or any threat of such violence.  This kind of conduct is not only morally wrong, but it is counter-productive.

In the particular case of Brett Kimberlin, I do not want you to even contact him.  Do not call him.  Do not write him a letter.  Do not write him an email.  Do not text-message him.  Do not engage in any kind of directed communication.  I say this in part because under Maryland law, that can quickly become harassment and I don’t want that to happen to him.

And for that matter, don’t go on his property.  Don’t sneak around and try to photograph him.  Frankly try not to even be within his field of vision.  Your behavior could quickly cross the line into harassment in that way too (not to mention trespass and other concerns).

And do not contact his organizations, either.  And most of all, leave his family alone.

The only exception to all that is that if you are reporting on this, there is of course nothing wrong with contacting him for things like his official response to any stories you might report.  And even then if he tells you to stop contacting him, obey that request.  That this is a key element in making out a harassment claim under Maryland law—that a person asks you to stop and you refuse.

And let me say something else.  In my heart of hearts, I don’t believe that any person supporting me has done any of the above.  But if any of you have, stop it, and if you haven’t don’t start.

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