Exclusive: Will Congress Ask James Comey Why Clinton-connected Bomber Was Working with the DOJ & DHS During the 2016 Election?
Guest post by Lee Stranahan
Brett Kimberlin and fired FBI Chief James Comey
Brett Kimberlin, a convicted serial bomber and leftist activist with longtime connections to a Clinton insider who put together a second “dossier” on Trump that was sent to the FBI by Christopher Steele, has claimed on his blog Protect Our Elections that he “worked extensively with cyber experts in here and abroad on measures that can be employed to counter Russian malign” and that since “March of 2016, we have also provided significant information about this to the Department of Justice.”
In 1996, the Chicago Tribune described Kimberlin:
Kimberlin, the child of a middle-class Indianapolis family, was convicted in 1981 for a series of bombings around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one of which tore off most of a man’s leg. Described by (journalist Mark Singer) as “Indianapolis’ own homegrown, holistic Hannibal Lecter,” he had dealt drugs, been involved in a health foods business and pulled some cons, proving alternately engaging and duplicitous.
During the 1992 presidential election that eventually saw Bill Clinton defeat George H.W. Bush, Kimberlin falsely claimed that he had sold marijuana to Bush’s V.P. Dan Quayle, a charge that facilitated by long-time Clinton insider Cody Shearer. As the Hartford Courant reported in 1991 about how the Kimberlin gained publicity via Garry Trudeau’s cartoon Doonesbury:
Today, Garry Trudeau’s satirical cartoon strip begins a two-week series suggesting that federal officials in 1988 covered up an investigation into 1982 allegations that Vice President Dan Quayle had bought cocaine. No basis was found for the allegations against Quayle, then a U.S. senator.
“I want to make it clear I never talked to Garry Trudeau,” Kimberlin, jailed since 1979, said from prison last week, although at least one person who had spoken to Kimberlin — Washington free-lance columnist Cody Shearer — has also spoken with Trudeau.
This decades long connection between Kimberlin and Cody Shearer is notable because both Kimberlin and Shearer were actively working behind the scenes to dig up dirt on Donald Trump and supply it to both journalists and the FBI.
Kimberlin’s work with Democrats to take down Trump wouldn’t come to light until well after the election, and given Kimberlin’s part, it should be a major story in its own right. Instead, the mainstream media ignored it.
As the Daily Caller reported:
A former official with the Democratic National Committee has worked in recent months with a convicted domestic terrorist-turned-activist known as the “Speedway Bomber” to gather information on Donald Trump, The Daily Caller has learned.
That work culminated in a Washington, D.C. meeting in December between the ex-DNC operative, Alexandra Chalupa, the convicted bomber, Brett Kimberlin, and a South Africa-born Israeli man named Yoni Ariel.
Politico reported that longtime DNC Operative and Ukrainian-American Alexandra Chalupa was collaborating with the Ukrainian government to try to get dirt on the Trump campaign in the spring of 2016. After leaving prison, Kimberlin did unspecified work in Ukraine and would eventually marry a Ukrainian woman.
The day after the 2016 election Chalupa wrote on her Facebook page:
Homeland Security/DOJ teamed up with a group that is part of Anonymous based in Washington, D.C. called “The Protectors.” This group saw a lot of activity during Election Day from the Russians…
The claim that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice would team up with an Anonymous-connected group is eyebrow raising and Comey needs to be questioned on it.
But the group mentioned “The Protectors” (as in Kimberlin’s site ProtectOurElections. org) is also directly connected to Brett Kimberlin. The Daily Caller reported in 2012 on a publicity scam involving the group “The Protectors” the Chalupa would refer to in 2016 and Brett Kimberlin:
A mysterious hacktivist group called The Protectors says it is responsible for Project ORCA’s technical failures on Election Day, even though it has offered no proof to support the claim.
Velvet Revolution and Justice Through Music, both activist organizations founded by convicted bomber-felon Brett Kimberlin, had offered a million dollar bounty to tech savvy people prior to Election Day to prove instances of tampering with voting machines.
Kimberlin also testified under oath in a court case in 2016 that he was working with the Department of Justice and referred to a hacking team that works for him:
We’re doing a lot of-because my wife’s from Ukraine, we’re doing a lot of work with Ukraine. Right now, I’m working with Congressmembers on legislation to protect the vote. I’m working with the Department of Justice right now to protect this coming election. There’s a lot of information about hacking by Russian, and our team that works for me are specialists in hacking and electronic cyberhacking and things like that
Weeks after Chalupa made the claim that the Kimberlin-connected hackers were working with Comey’s DOJ and the Department of Homeland Security, a number of states notice their computers had been scanned by IP addresses from the Department of Homeland Security.
DHS would go on to claim that there was “Russian hacking” (as Kimberlin claims to be working on) but that claim was strongly denied by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), who released a statement in November, 2017 that said the “November 2016 election was NOT HACKED” and went on to call for a
…thorough accounting and resolution of documented instances of unauthorized scanning against several states’ election networks that has been attributed to IP addresses utilized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”
In other words, weeks after Chalupa claimed that the Kimberlin-connected hackers were working with Comey’s DOJ and the Department of Homeland Security, several states noticed that IP addresses from the DHS were scanning their systems.
Chalupa did not clarify in her post why a long-time DNC Operative and a convicted felon were working with DOJ or DHS or why they would even know about DOJ and DHS operations.
Perhaps James Comey can clarify.