Who is Brett Kimberlin?
The nefarious tale spans decades, and it gets hard for one to wrap their head around. The question is probably easiest answered in a 90 second video produced by Lee Stranahan:
For more details, one can read the Fox News article that was written on Kimberlin in 2010. At that time, they reported:
Now, 22 years later, Kimberlin has taken that lesson and made unfounded accusations a profession of sorts. Using two popular leftist blogs, the 56-year-old from Bethesda, Md., has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from the public and left-leaning foundations by promising to put conservatives he disagrees with in jail, often with offers of large rewards. So far — without success — he has called for the arrest of Karl Rove, Andrew Breitbart, Chamber of Commerce head Tom Donohue, Massey Energy Chairman Don Blankenship and other high-profile public figures.
In 2010, Brett Kimberlin’s Velvet Revolution petitioned for the prosecution of James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles, and Andrew Breitbart for their investigation of ACORN.
Why does Brett Kimberlin matter now?
Recent reports from various writers and bloggers state that Kimberlin is attempting to silence those that write about him. Patterico received emails from Kimberlin in which he threatens legal action if he fails to remove a piece of reporting. Aaron “Worthing” states that Kimberlin falsely accused him of assault. Robert Stacy McCain wrote that he has had to move his family from their Maryland home due to threats against his family.
And that’s the short list.
Just as alarming is Kimberlin’s funding. His nonprofit, Justice Through Music Project, has received heavy leftist donations from the Tides Foundation ($70k), Barbara Streisand ($10k), and Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Senator John Kerry ($20k). Whether they knew they were donating to a convicted domestic terrorist remains unknown.
Who is Brett Kimberlin? After decades of crime and hundreds of lawsuits later, he remains enigmatic. What is clear is that he will abuse the legal system to limit the rights of others.