Although Stacy McCain hasn’t been on the Neal Rauhauser / Brett Kimberlin kick exclusively anymore his large body of work has had an effect.
We have a letter signed by over 80 members of congress, other candidates on both sides of the aisle questioned on the issue, federal suits in the works etc etc etc.
This is bad news for the Kimberlin/Rauhauser crowd, tactics that might work when done under the radar are not as effective when done in the light of day. It leads to mistakes and as Robert Stacy McCain reports Neal Rauhauser has made a doozy:
In a thousand-word document sent to government officials, Kimberlin associate Neal Rauhauser accuses Darby of conspiring with a number of others — including employees of Republican consulting firm Hynes Communications — in an elaborate criminal scheme involving illegal so-called “SWATting” incidents aimed at four conservative bloggers: Mike Stack, Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Erick Erickson of Red State and Aaron Walker. The document (see full text below) describes Rauhauser’s accusations that the SWATting calls are “tied to an extortion attempt by Mike Grimm, Congressman from NY-13, an obstruction of justice attempt intended to deflect attention from James O’Keefe, and the whole thing is being wrapped up by Hynes Communications in an attempt to create another ‘Bill Ayers’ for the 2012 election.”
Furthermore, Rauhauser forwarded to an associate of Darby copies of e-mails he sent to a Republican member of Congress. In the e-mails he sent to the office of Rep. Sandy Adams (R-Fla.) in June and July, Rauhauser charges that Darby and others were engaged in a “conspiracy to obstruct justice.”
Rauhauser by making these statement to government officials now makes a possible suit more likely and as Glenn Reynolds put it:
the discovery process should be productive. . . .
This might be under the radar as the election gets closer but post election, I suspect there will be some nasty consequences.
DaTechGuy fundraiser is still in progress, but for a change instead of pushing my own tip jar let me highlight three other people who could use a hand right now.
Joe Fein runs Valley of the shadow, he is down a few hundred. You can give a hand here.
Things are a bit tight for my pal Cynthia Yockey at a Conservative Lesbian. She spends a lot of time taking care of her sick father, she could use a hand too.
And Chris Muir is holding his annual Day by Day Fundraiser. Help pay for the best conservative stip out there and get some fun extras.
And as always Remember RS McCain who not only brings you the Rauhauser coverage but the classic line “Hit the freaking tip jar.”