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8/7/2012

Brandon Darby Set to Sue Neal Rauhauser for Libel?

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:38 am

Looks possible, based on this report from Stacy McCain:

A Democrat political consultant with ties to convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin has accused Breitbart.com contributor Brandon Darby of making fake SWAT calls against conservative bloggers.

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.” The full text of those e-mails is also appended below.

Go to Stacy’s link for the full paranoid and bizarre theory. Instapundit says that “the libel suit should be interesting” and adds, regarding Rauhauser’s theory: “That doesn’t even make sense. But the discovery process should be productive. . . .”

Heh. Indeed.

19 Comments

  1. I axed the guy why you so fly he said the funky cold medina

    I said you know that’s not a real thing it’s just a song someone made up

    he just kinda looked at me

    it was very awkward

    Comment by happyfeet (3c92a1) — 8/7/2012 @ 7:47 am

  2. Why does Neal crave attention?

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 8/7/2012 @ 7:48 am

  3. We could have fun crowd-sourcing interrogatory questions…

    Comment by SPQR (26be8b) — 8/7/2012 @ 7:58 am

  4. What is in the water out there?

    Comment by JD (318f81) — 8/7/2012 @ 7:58 am

  5. You couldn’t make this stuff up. You just can’t beat crazy when it comes to generating the truly bizarre.

    I read a book once that described the villain “as a man who would risk everything in order to win nothing, which made him extremely dangerous.” Seems like a good description of what’s going on here.

    Comment by AJD (6b3632) — 8/7/2012 @ 8:08 am

  6. From Rauhauser’s email, regarding the voice analysis technician’s report, and presented without further comment:

    Ron can’t make a false report call to save his life – he had a mental breakdown in the fall of 2010 and is incapable of remaining lucid during phone calls – I spoke to him once, and it was 30 seconds of me trying to answer questions and five minutes of him yelling at me.

    Comment by AJD (6b3632) — 8/7/2012 @ 8:15 am

  7. and the whole thing is being wrapped up by Hynes Communications in an attempt to create another ‘Bill Ayers’ for the 2012 election.”

    So what politician is Neal Rauhauser (the 2012 Bill Ayers) close to?

    Besides Raul Grijalva.

    Comment by Sammy Finkelman (609c6a) — 8/7/2012 @ 9:02 am

  8. The coalition is cracking? Was cracked, and now shatters? Crazy is as crazy does, or something.

    Comment by htom (412a17) — 8/7/2012 @ 10:17 am

  9. “From Rauhauser’s email, regarding the voice analysis technician’s report, and presented without further comment:”

    AJD – I hope somebody tweets that to Ronny Baby for his typically lucid reaction.

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 8/7/2012 @ 10:20 am

  10. Hey, daley…off topic, so I apologize.

    Is the show “Boss” with Kelsey Grammar as mayor of Chicago pretty accurate in terms of the corruption and graft?

    Comment by Simon Jester (c8876d) — 8/7/2012 @ 10:24 am

  11. Think Rauhauser and associates can end up in a rubber room and locked in forever?

    Comment by PCD (1d8b6d) — 8/7/2012 @ 10:51 am

  12. kstooge should be along any moment to ask why is anyone bothering him/her/anyone/anything evah…oh, wait!

    Comment by ∅ (093e9c) — 8/7/2012 @ 10:53 am

  13. For him to be concocting such a cockeyed, cockamamie, cock-and-bull story, the normally cocksure Rauhauser must be feeling the heat for whatever part he played in the real story.

    This cockroach is entering into a cockfight from which he will not emerged unscathed.

    And he claims that Brynaert is the unstable one?

    [This news warms the cockles of my heart . . . or, perhaps it is the early morning cocktail doing the trick.]

    Comment by Icy (11919f) — 8/7/2012 @ 11:05 am

  14. “Is the show “Boss” with Kelsey Grammar as mayor of Chicago pretty accurate in terms of the corruption and graft?”

    Simon – I don’t watch TV so I have no idea.

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 8/7/2012 @ 11:12 am

  15. I’m not sure Rauhauser has thought this through, and Darby wasn’t the only person defamed.

    Comment by DRJ (a83b8b) — 8/7/2012 @ 11:28 am

  16. His timeline isn’t even possible. He has some things happening after others. His story is so out there and deluded that I’m not sure he is not trying to put together some sort of insanity defense for when he is arrested.

    Comment by Dustyn H (c7fde8) — 8/7/2012 @ 12:22 pm

  17. That’s among the reasons that Rauhauser and the rest of the Brett Kimberlin crime family are so frustrating. Their incompetence is quite manifest and yet to date they’ve escaped the consequences of their actions.

    Comment by SPQR (b48853) — 8/7/2012 @ 12:24 pm

  18. 17. That’s among the reasons that Rauhauser and the rest of the Brett Kimberlin crime family are so frustrating. Their incompetence is quite manifest and yet to date they’ve escaped the consequences of their actions.

    Comment by SPQR — 8/7/2012 @ 12:24 pm

    It reminds me of the Obama administration.

    Comment by Steve57 (5797fd) — 8/7/2012 @ 1:20 pm

  19. SPQR’s comment captures my quite frustrated feelings about this.

    Comment by Dustin (73fead) — 8/7/2012 @ 5:28 pm

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