So, Lee Stranahan—my friend and occasional client—has declared today to be a second Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.
The first time seemed to be about protecting me and others, and protecting free speech in general. The whole idea was this: if Brett Kimberlin would do anything he could to silence anyone who talked about him—including suing people, getting bogus gag orders from courts, and even in my case attempting to frame me for a crime—then maybe one way to defeat it is to have so many people talking about him that he couldn’t retaliate against all of us. Thus, because it was in part about protecting me, I said privately and publicly that I didn’t have the heart to ask anyone to do that. I mean, how do you ask someone else to take a metaphorical bullet for you?
This time appears to have a different goal: to bring more attention to Kimberlin’s involvement in the investigation of 2016 election “interference” by the Russians. Here’s a typical headline: “Former DNC Official Partnered With Convicted Bomb Maker To Investigate Trump.”
Kimberlin was convicted as the so-called “Speedway Bomber,” who terrorized the city of Speedway, Indiana, by detonating a series of explosives in early September 1978. In the worst incident, Kimberlin placed one of his bombs in a gym bag, and left it in a parking lot outside Speedway High School. Carl Delong was leaving the high school football game with his wife when he attempted to pick up the bag and it exploded. The blast tore off his lower right leg and two fingers, and embedded bomb fragments in his wife’s leg. He was hospitalized for six weeks, during which he was forced to undergo nine operations to complete the amputation of his leg, reattach two fingers, repair damage to his inner ear, and remove bomb fragments from his stomach, chest, and arm. In February 1983, he committed suicide.
Some have also pointed at the extensive evidence—which I personally find to be convincing—that Brett Kimberlin is also a pedophile. I gathered some evidence here, but that piece is six years old. Since writing it, I can add that his wife, who I will only called T. Kimberlin here, testified under oath in open court that Brett Kimberlin seduced her when she was only 14 years old and a jury found that my claim that he was a pedophile was true (or more precisely, they found that the claim that I had falsely called Brett Kimberlin a pedophile was itself false).
But that isn’t what you should focus on today, either.
What you should focus on is that Brett Kimberlin has a history of falsifying evidence. He is a convicted perjurer and a convicted document forger. For instance, this is what the Seventh Circuit said when he was caught leaving a copy shop with documents that contained a forged copy of the Presidential Seal and the Department of Defense insignia:
[FBI Agent] Lucas had been called to a printing establishment. He observed defendant wearing clothing with badges and insignia. The insignia was identical to that of the Security Police of the Defense Department. Defendant had in hand a facsimile of the Presidential Seal and other documents, one or more of which he attempted to chew up. He had been at the establishment the day before to have copies of the documents printed. He had been wearing the same clothing. At the printer’s instructions, he had returned to give final approval of the layout. Army investigators were also present. They had just previously observed defendant drive the Impala into the parking lot and enter the establishment. The Impala had remained there since defendant’s arrest.
Nor had he given up his tendency toward forgery. He has admitted to two forgeries since 2012 in court, and admitted to submitting third forged document. And as I have documented before, he tried to frame me for a crime. To summarize that last link, he basically claimed I beat him up at the Montgomery County (Maryland) Circuit Courthouse and he claimed to have medical records and photographs documenting how I injured him but he forgot one detail: there were video cameras in that courthouse, and they proved I did no such thing. The linked-to post is a summary post that links to two different versions of my article: one long one which allegedly causes serious slowdown on your computer, and a version that is broken down into smaller chunks that your computer will probably have an easier time with. And yes, the video footage is included in both versions of the piece. In other words, you don’t have to believe my words: you only have to believe your eyes.
So, dear reader, that should be the headline: the DNC hired a man to investigate the president of the United States, who has a history of forging documents and attempting to frame a man (me) for a crime. Even if he had never set a single bomb, even if he never seduced a single underage girl, this should be disqualifying. Even if Alex Chalupa is as pure as new-fallen snow, Kimberlin has tainted any investigation he has been a part of. He creates, at the very least, reasonable doubt as to any “evidence” he has been involved in gathering. That’s what everyone should be focused on. The bombing and pedophilia might be what grabs your attention, but it’s falsifying evidence that should have disqualified him from any election investigation. The fact he was not removed is at the very least gross negligence, if not something more sinister.
So, as you read more and more about him today, keep that in mind: his tendency to falsify evidence is the story, today.
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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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