“CIA Vet” Kent Clizbe stalks hockey stick’s Mike Mann

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Recent global warming is unprecedented in magnitude and speed and cause (see “Human-caused Arctic warming overtakes 2,000 years of natural cooling, “seminal” study finds“).

Since the anti-science crowd can’t stand that science-based conclusion, they go after the scientists behind it, or rather, just one of them – in spite of the multiple independent confirming studies (see “Two more independent studies back the Hockey Stick” ).  A year ago I wrote about the efforts of anti-journalist James Delingpole and one Kent Clizbe (see “Anti-science disinformers step up efforts to intimidate and harass climate scientists“).

I focused on Delingpole in that piece, but Richard Littlemore has Clizbe’s dossier — along with his latest spooky efforts — at Desmogblog, reposted below:

“CIA Vet” Stalking Hockey Stick-Author Mike Mann

Spook’s antics would be creepy if they were competent

A self-proclaimed counter-terrorism expert and former CIA case worker is soliciting for “whistleblowers” who will make allegations of impropriety against Dr. Michael Mann, director of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center and author of the apparently bulletproof Hockey Stick climate reconstruction.

Kent Clizbe has been sending letters, annually, to Mann’s colleagues promising them a big payout if they can offer any evidence that Mann has been misusing his federal research funds. In the first such letter that Clizbe sent, more than a year ago, he reported that the U.S. False Claims Act stipulates that whistleblowers can claim up to 30% of any recovered money and that Mann has received $50 million. Clizbe adds: “30% or $50 million is more than $12 million.”

In this single sentence, Clizbe reveals all you need to know about the man: he doesn’t care about the accuracy of his facts; and he can’t wrangle a calculator effectively enough to establish that 30% of 50 is 15. (Neither do his math skills improve over time, in this year’s version, he writes: “Up to 30% of $50 million (the total Dr Mann claims to have  received  for climate research) could net a whistleblower more  than $10 million.”)

For the record, Mike Mann lists his research grants proudly on his CV – they total something under (a very impressive) $6 million. As Mann has quite obviously used this money to produce research that continues to give fits to his detractors, it’s hard to imagine there is sufficient slush left over to provide a big enough payday to keep Clizbe or any of his would-be accomplices in Ray Bans.

But this attack – silly on the surface – is still pointedly unfunny for Mann. First, according to the suspiciously well-informed Telegraph columnist and libertarian mouthpiece James Dellingpole, Clizbe sent his solicitation last year to all 27 of his (Mann’s) colleagues at the Earth System Science Center. Purely as a matter of freelance character assassination, this is an afront – an organized effort to encourage Mann’s co-workers to think that he is cheating.

Now Mr. Cloak-and-Dagger is back, this time invoking the witch hunt launched against Mann by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Apparently Clizbe plans to sustain the campaign and to make common cause with others who are harassing Mann.

The letter also raises questions about Clizbe himself: Who is this guy, really? And who’s paying his bills?

You can more or less answer the first question by reading Clizbe’s website, and you can learn more by looking at his blog, which features all manner of paranoid raving, including a charge that President Barack Obama’s “minions in ACORN revealed their plans to spend federal funds to import illegal alien child sex slaves for Obama-brothels.” (I obviously missed 60 Minutes that year.)

So Clizbe is either an ex-CIA contractor – a mercenary who finds that anti-Islamic “counter-terrorism” is no longer paying the bills, forcing him to take money from people who want to make trouble for legitimate climate scientists. Or he’s a kook. In the current climate, neither of those possibilities is reassuring.

The full text of Clizbe’s frankly libelous letters are below. The first is the one reported by Dellingpole (and by ClimateProgress’s Joe Romm, here, a year ago. The second was passed along by one of Mann’s colleagues in the last week.

Hi,

Greetings and best wishes for a prosperous New Year.

National Search
After the recent whistleblower revelations of emails between climate researchers and data from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit, there are on-going investigations into potential fraudulent use of grant funds in Climate Research in the US.  I am assisting interested parties who may have details of fraud in climate research to make contact with the proper authorities, and to share in the rewards paid when the funds are recovered.

Whistleblower Rewards Program
The federal government has established vigorous programs to identify and prosecute fraudulent grant applications and administration.  The US Department of Justice (DOJ) administers the False Claims Act.  It allows rewards for those who come forward with details of grant fraud to share in the recovery of federal funds.  This reward can be as much as 30% of the total amount reclaimed.  The program is almost completely reliant on insiders to report their knowledge of the fraud in their institutions.

Attorney Literally “Wrote the Book” on Fraud Recovery Lawsuits
Joel Hesch, Esq., of Hesch and Associates, literally wrote the book on how to report federal fraud.  He has an extensive background in representing whistleblowers in all types of federal funding fraud cases, including Educational/ Research Grant Fraud.  According to Mr Hesch: “Many institutions receive grants, whether for research or educational purposes. When they lie to get the grant or keep the grant or if they use the funds for purposes outside the grant, they are liable under the DOJ program. There have been many grant cases brought by whistleblowers. ”

If you know of anyone who might have details about fraudulent statements or actions by recipients of federal grant funds for climate research, please have them contact me immediately at the below email or cell phone.  Alternatively, they may also contact Mr Hersch directly,  and let him know that they were referred by me.  All communications are completely confidential.  They may want to consider using a third party email service (Yahoo, Hotmail, or other) instead of work email to communicate.

30% of $50 million is more than $12 million.  Ask your friends to do the right thing, and be rewarded for doing it.
Our country, and in fact, the entire world is counting on someone to stand up and tell the truth about climate research. The effects of moving forward with taxes and policies based on fraudulent science could potentially cripple the US economy and cost lives and jobs for generations.

Look forward to hearing from you.

All the best

Kent Clizbe

Greetings and best wishes for a prosperous New Year.

I understand that you worked in the University of Virginia’s Department of Environmental Sciences with Dr Michael Mann, during the period 1999-2005.

National Search

After last year’s whistleblower revelations of emails between climate researchers and data from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit, there are on-going investigations into potential fraudulent use of grant funds in Climate Research in  the   US. I am assisting interested parties who may have details  of  fraud  in climate research to make contact with the proper   authorities, and  to share in the rewards paid when the funds are recovered. I have no  financial interest in this whatsoever. My role is simply to help  those who would like to do the right  thing  make contact with the  proper authorities. This is my own  personal  project, to help the  truth come to light.

University of Virginia Stonewalling Search for Evidence

In April of last year, the Attorney General of Virginia requested the University of Virginia to produce documents related to Dr Michael Mann’s tenure at U.Va between 1999 and 2005. The State is researching the potential of fraud in Mann’s receipt of nearly half a million dollars in State grants for climate-research. It  is possible that information from Mann’s time at U.Va. could  also   illuminate potential fraudulent receipt of federal grants  in his   later work, at the Pennsylvania State. U.Va refuses to  cooperate,  so  far.

Whistleblower Rewards Program

The federal government has established vigorous programs to identify and prosecute fraudulent grant applications and administration. The  US Department of Justice (DOJ) administers the False Claims Act. It  allows rewards for those who come forward with details of grant  fraud to share in the recovery of federal funds. This reward can be  as much as 30% of the total amount reclaimed.  The program is almost  completely reliant on  insiders to report their knowledge of the  fraud in their institutions.

Attorney Literally “Wrote the Book” on Fraud Recovery Lawsuits

Joel Hesch, Esq., of Hesch and Associates, literally wrote the  book  on how to report federal fraud.  He has an extensive background in  representing whistleblowers in all types of federal funding fraud cases, including Educational/Research Grant Fraud.  According to Mr Hesch: “Many institutions receive  grants, whether for research or educational purposes. When they  lie to get the grant or keep the grant or if they use the funds  for purposes outside the grant, they  are liable under the DOJ  program. There have been many grant cases  brought by  whistleblowers.”

http://howtoreportfraud.com/examples-of-federal-fraud/grant-fraud

http://howtoreportfraud.com/do-i-have-a-case

Do you know of anyone with details on potentially fraudulent  grant activities at U.Va or PSU?

If you know of anyone who might have details about fraudulent statements or actions by recipients of federal grant funds for climate research, please have them contact me immediately at the below email or cell phone.  Alternatively, they may also contact  Mr Hesch directly, and let him know that they were referred by  me. All communications are completely confidential.  They may  want to consider using a third party email service (Yahoo,  Hotmail, or other) instead of work email to communicate.

Up to 30% of $50 million (the total Dr Mann claims to have  received  for climate research) could net a whistleblower more  than $10   million.  Ask your friends to do the right thing, and be rewarded for doing it.

Our country, and in fact, the entire world is counting on someone   to  stand up and tell the truth about climate research. The  effects of  moving forward with taxes and policies based on  fraudulent  science  could potentially cripple the US economy and  cost lives  and jobs for  generations.

Look forward to hearing from you.

All the best.

Kent Clizbe

Intelligence Education, Training, Consulting, Commentator

kent@kentclizbe.com

571-217-0714 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 571-217-0714 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

www.kentclizbe.com

– Richard Littlemore

JR:  I’d just add that one item in Clizbe’s bio is unintentionally ironic.  “Kent has also worked Counter-intelligence.”  Yes, I’d say that pretty much everything Kent does now is to counter intelligence.

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28 Responses to “CIA Vet” Kent Clizbe stalks hockey stick’s Mike Mann

  1. pete best says:

    and it will go on and on so long as our present system prevails. Funny how journalistic truth does not match up to the scientific one.

  2. George Ennis says:

    Wow we certainly live in scary times. As a friend recently reminded me it’s not that there are more crazies out there, it’s just that now the internet gives them a platform to shout about their craziness. That being said it seems to me that platform for crazies in the US is getting quite crowded.

  3. Nick says:

    I suggest Mr. Clizbe takes this up with his “colleagues” at the CIA Center for Climate Change and National Security.

  4. Paulm says:

    Clizbe must have stuff to bring him down…..

  5. Bob Doublin says:

    If this had been written on parchment,it would fit perfectly into the doings of the Office of the Inquisition.Can Penn State hire a bodyguard for Dr. Mann?

  6. Villabolo says:

    Yes, there are more crazies out there. Exxon Mobil and the Koch brothers have been contributing tens of millions in sowing, fertilizing and reaping a bumper crop.

    The US has been, for a while, a nation of psychopaths and psychotics.

  7. Not A Lawyer says:

    I wonder if anyone at the agency has ever sent out a “burn notice” on Mr. Clizbe?

  8. Nell says:

    I don’t get it. Either it’s a hoax or it’s real.
    If a hoax, why not laugh it off?

    I suspect that this guy is suffering from severe cognitive dissonance.

    [JR: It ain't a hoax.]

  9. mike roddy says:

    This would be a funny freak show if these guys didn’t have so many followers. I suggest that someone pursue this through the CIA.

  10. Kerry says:

    If only those letters were all written in capital letters and started off with something like GREETINGS MY FRIEND, they wouldn’t be out of place coming from Nigeria.

  11. Mulga Mumblebrain says:

    I just saw Delingpole’s latest contribution, a raving, paranoid, hate-fest, as ever, where he boasts that his upcoming book will reveal environmentalists to be ‘watermelons’. Now we all know that this is seen as a term of abuse by the psychopathic Right, but, frankly, I think it’s long overdue for climate realists and those who wish to save humanity from extinction to embrace it.
    The denialists recruited their biggest horde of raving imbecile foot-soldiers when they began painting climate science as ‘Leftwing’. But, in fact, that is true. The Left does care about life, and the Right cares about money and power. Until we realise that the struggle for humanity’s existence is also a struggle for its soul, we will keep losing. The denialists represent forces that are innately antithetical to life, forces characterised by gigantic egomania and selfishness, forces that refuse to sacrifice their wealth, comfort and power even for the sake of their own children. When you visit the moronic inferno of the blogs, you see not just stupefying stupidity, credulousness and ignorance, but steadily increasing rage, paranoia and venom, because even the dimmest know that they are losing as the evidence of unfolding climate disaster unfolds around us. But these are not people able to admit error and learn. These are people whose gigantic arrogance is, in fact, a symptom, a defensive over-reaction to an innate understanding of their own intellectual insufficiency. There is a blog going at the ABC’s Drum Unleashed at the moment, discussing Earth Systems Science, and the fear, hatred and deranged paranoia unleashed by a discussion of scientists attempting to understand the planet holistically, as a system rather than disconnected ‘specialities’, is simply indescribable.
    As you could well have predicted the denialists are moving, quickly and enthusiastically to rage. The Right is full of rage, at ‘green extremists’, ‘smart-arse scientists’, Moslems, ‘femininazis’, ‘union thugs’ etc. Hate and rage are their strong suits. It gets them what they want through intimidation, but if they meet resistance violence soon follows. I first saw the term ‘watermelon’ used twenty or more years ago, as a term of abuse used by the ARENA Party’s Robert d’Aubuisson in El Salvador. The opposition in a show election had green as their colour, but d’Aubuisson said they were really reds, on the inside. Of course in El Salvador in those days being ‘red’ could get you ‘disappeared’ tortured and murdered in the most brutal fashion, and that fate befell tens of thousands. And today, in countries as far flung as India, Colombia and the Philippines, being an environmentalist and getting in the way of business, can still get you brutally murdered.

  12. matt7195 says:

    Hi Everyone,

    I don’t want to interrupt a productive exchange on the facts about climate change and the attacks by climate deniers.

    But I want to ask everyone to join me in commenting on Climate Denier Blogs like: wattsupwiththat.com and globalclimatescam.com and climatechangedispatch.com and cbn.com and globalwarmingcause.com. Pretty much any site you can find that is spreading misinformation about climate change.

    Here’s what I’ve posted. I urge you to also post this on these sites. The more this comment shows up, the more people will remember it. Climate deniers don’t come to our sites, so we have to go to them:

    –Begin Quote–

    We should believe scientists. In fact, we have to, because they have studied this stuff much longer than we ever could. We’re going to either have to believe the scientists that work for the universities or the scientists that work for the energy companies.

    Why would a university scientist have our best interests in mind any more or less than a BP scientist, a Koch Industries scientist or an Exxon scientist?

    What would they have to gain from trying to convince everyone that the fuel that everyone including them depends on is running low and is changing our atmosphere for the worse?

    It would take a conspiracy theory bigger than a faked moon landing, a covered up alien invasion and a fake 9/11 combined to solve this question on a global scale.

    Or it could just be that the money the fossil fuel companies like Koch Industries give to scientists is enough to make them say what they want. Would you say that the Earth is flat for $5 million?

    —End Quote—

    I wish you all the best. Please get this out there. If you can improve the comment, do. I wish us all the best!

  13. Wit's End says:

    POE’S Law rules…

    I confess, I am confused. I thought this video, linked to in comments at JR’s weekend humor blog, was a very clever spoof of deniers, and quite a terrific cameo by Michael Mann:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx-t9k7epIk

    But then, the group that created it seem to actually be REAL deniers! Oh…my poor head is exploding!

    Excuse me while I exit Through the Looking Glass…

  14. Prokaryotes says:

    I’m surprised because this action against Michael Mann is in conflict with the official line, no?

    Pentagon, CIA Eye New Threat: Climate Change http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121352495

  15. Prokaryotes says:

    Posted at 6:12 PM ET, 01/11/2011
    CIA’s unit on climate change faces uncertain future
    By Jeff Stein
    The future of the CIA’s unit on climate change and U.S. national security is “in jeopardy” because of pressure for intelligence budget cuts and resistance from conservative lawmakers, a new report says.

    The CIA’s Center on Climate Change and National Security opened its doors a year ago over the objections of conservatives who attempted to block its funding, Northwestern University’s National Security Reporting Project recounted Monday.

    “Now, with calls for belt tightening coming from every corner, leadership in Congress has made it clear that the intelligence budget, which soared to $80.1 billion last year, will have to be cut,” wrote student reporters Charles Mead and Annie Snider. “And after sweeping victories by conservatives in the midterm elections, many political insiders think the community’s climate change work will be in jeopardy.”

    The new Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan, “will review it for its effectiveness and contribution to national security,” his spokesman told SpyTalk. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/spy-talk/2011/01/cias_climate-change_unit_faces.html

  16. Prokaryotes says:

    But Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who still chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, supports the unit as much now, an aide said, as she did in 2009, when its funding was under assault.

    “The Center on Climate Change and National Security that the CIA recently established,” Feinstein said in October 2009, “is fully consistent with the intelligence community’s mission of protecting the United States.”

    Republicans have been chipping away at U.S. intelligence involvement in climate change research since the 1990s.

    Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who sponsored the amendment to kill the unit’s funding for fiscal year 2010 — it failed, 38-60, with two not voting — thinks the spy agency has no time for studying long-term threats like rising oceans.

  17. Prokaryotes says:

    Video

    Why the CIA is spying on a changing climate

    Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/01/10/106406/why-the-cia-is-spying-on-a-changing.html

  18. David B. Benson says:

    Paid by the Koch brothers?

  19. A face in the clouds says:

    We’re all CIA agents here, Clizbe. The White Coats are coming. Run for it.

    Seriously, Dr. Mann should consider calling the FBI. Clizbe may be just another discount bunko artist. [snip] Clizbe needs to talk to someone with a badge that wasn’t purchased from a mail order company.

    Would also urge readers to send what used to be known as the dreaded “I told you so” letter to their state and national representatives regarding these threats against climate scientists. Most if not all congressional web sites will send written, snail mail responses if requested. Get a response and save it. But also send a print out copy of the original email via snail mail and make it clear that you have a file copy. In this day and age, simple words typed on paper carry more weight than ever. No government official wants to risk having those words someday waved in their face.

    Repeat the process when contacting your state’s Homeland Security office and the U.S. Justice Department.

    Sorry for over explaining this. The times dictate it.

  20. Some European says:

    @ Wit’s End
    The Heartland Institute’s website (Environment tab) proudly features the video (if you still had any doubts about whether Minnesotans 4 Global Warming was a grassroots initiative…) with the following introduction:

    “It’s a parody of “I’m a Believer” written by Neil Diamond and performed by the Monkees. This version was written by Elmer Beauregard and Brian D. Smith and performed by Elmer and the M4GW players. This song is in honor of all the new Republican Freshman entering Congress and the Senate most of whom are Deniers and proud of it.”

    Sorry for making your head explode again…

  21. Anne says:

    Doesn’t this constitute enough for a libel suit against Clizbe?

  22. A face in the clouds:

    From what I see, Clizbe almost certainly did work for the CIA, but nowadays he spews nonsense on subjects which are outside his areas of expertise.

    frank

  23. Prokaryotes says:

    Did married police spy use sex to infiltrate climate group? Activist felt ‘violated’ by relationship with undercover officer

    But the astonishing double life of PC Kennedy was this week blown wide open after a high-profile trial collapsed following allegations that ‘Flash’ crossed the line — and acted as an agent provocateur.

    The case against six people charged with conspiring to shut down the coal-fired Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station in Nottinghamshire in 2009 was dropped. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1346432/Did-married-police-spy-Mark-Kennedy-use-sex-infiltrate-climate-group.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    OMG, i stopped reading, how long is this damn article? Now compare this 6 page article to the Daily Mail’s Climate Change Coverage, no?

  24. Edward says:

    This is in support of You, professor Mann. Wish I could help. Best of luck.

  25. A face in the clouds says:

    frank@ #22 — Thanks to the light DeSmogblog, Joe and you put on this story, it is showing up in search results. Hopefully it is preventing a cult following that Clizbe may be cultivating.

    I must reiterate that people claiming to be ex-CIA agents are a dime a dozen in the United States. So is the number of people the CIA has actually tried to recruit to be agents. As for Clizbe, his behavior merits a visit from the FBI.

  26. Snapple says:

    The CIA has been working with climate scientists who have security clearances for many years. The acronym of the program is “Measurements of Earth Data for Environmental Analysis” (MEDEA). If you google Clizbe MEDEA, you won’t see anything by Clizbe.

    Kooky Kent Clizbe is just using the credibility of the CIA to fool people who would trust the CIA. He wants them to think the CIA doesn’t accept climate change.

    If you want to know about the CIA and climate change, you can go to the CIA. The head of the CIA program that studies climate change is Larry Kobayashi, not Kent Clizbe.

    Check out the history of the CIA and climate change from the CIA, not from this fake Kent Clizbe:

    http://legendofpineridge.blogspot.com/2011/01/kooky-kent-clizbe-does-not-speak-for.html

    and here:

    http://legendofpineridge.blogspot.com/2011/01/kooky-kent-clizbefree-lance-character.html

    A propagandist named John O’Sullivan writes for a fossil-fuel mouthpiece called The Canada Free Press. He is spreading this ridiculous story about Clizbe. One of the editors of the CFP is the infamous Canadian denialist Tim Ball.

    I imagine that climate scientists, who really do work with the CIA (unlike Kent Clizbe) must be getting really sick of these creeps.

  27. Some background information about Clizbe, his former counter-terrorism activities, and his skills.

    frank

  28. Snapple says:

    I get sort of a laugh when these denialists call the scientists commies. During Climategate the Russian media (often owned by Gazprom) was sounding just like our Western denialists. Pravda actually was copying Fox News reports. Pravda also published an article about how the planet is going into an ice age. The western denialists reported this as “Even America-hating Russia understands better about climate than our scientists.”

    In fact, the author of Pravda’s “science” article was an American 9-11 Truther. Russian scientists didn’t want to get involved in a campaign of denunciation against their fellow scientists, so all Pravda had for a “scientist” was a crazy 9-11 Truther–Gregory Fegel.

    Plus, the CIA and the Russian intelligence actually study global warming together. They know about climate change in Russia. The Arctic is rising and the permafrost is thawing. The Russians are about to spend hundreds of billions to protect their infrastructure from flooding.

    The Cato’s “expert” on climate is Andrei Illarionov, who used to be an adviser to Putin and worked for Chernomyrdin, the head of the Soviet gas monopoly which became Gazprom. It is still majority government-owned.

    In his EPA suit, Cuccinelli quoted an article in Russia’s official press agency RIA Novosti as “proof” that British climate scientists are fudging the data from Russia. This article was the short version of an article in Kommersant, the Kremlin-friendly business daily owned by the Gazprom mogul Alisher Usmanov–a very dubious person. The Kommersant expert was (you guessed it!) Andei Illarionov. This article was written right when the EPA made its ruling on CO2.

    During the summer fires of 2010, an article in RIA Novosti claimed that US scientists were CAUSING global warming by beaming secret climate weapons at some countries.

    The author was Andrei Areshev, and he first published this article in a Foreign Ministry publication of a think tank that often floats the new party line.

    This was too much for President Medvedev, who characterized the Foreign Ministry experts as “insufficiently analytical.”

    Suddenly, RIA Novosti was reporting that NASA was helping the Russians pinpoint the fires so they could be stopped. I suppose they wanted their people to know that the American Goverment was helping them.

    More recently, the Russian media and RIA Novosti are publishing articles about the dangers of rising water due to global warming. They are reporting articles from western scientific journals.

    In 2009, President Medvedev said global warming was a “TRICK” of certain business interests. This year, he says it is happening. President Medvedev is responsible for millions of people, and he can’t look like a moron in front of educated Russians.

    A.G. Cuccinelli has been left high and dry by RIA Novosti’s new line. It reminds me of those US communists who were supprised by the Nazi-Soviet pact.

    Russia’s ruling party not the communist party now. The ruling party is called the Russia Unity Party. Putin is the head of the party.

    Putin hasn’t said global warming is happening like Medvedev has, so the line might change back. There are different constituencies in Russia. Scientists and people responsible for natural disasters know there is global warming. The Russian intelligence and the CIA share satellite data about this.

    The Russian people were just screaming hysterically and practically waving pitchforks at officials after the fires because they didn’t get any help when their cities burned. Even a nuclear facility was endangered. The regime had turned over fire protection to private enterprises like logging companies. Under the old regime, they had a government agency for that.

    There is a role for government. We didn’t just expect capitalism to take care of Hitler. And anyway, it’s these Libertarians who are so in bed with Russian government agencies. They may not like the EPA, but they get their information from Russia’s official press agency and Putin’s and Chernomyrdin’s economist Andrei Illarionov.

    Don’t you wonder why people like Ken Cuccinelli go into government if they hate it so much? They are there to protect the business interests that give them money.

    Cuccinelli’s dad was a career lobbyist with the American gas Association (the lobby). The father has advertising/consulting companies now with “European clients.” I would like to know if these “European clients” are really fronts for Russian gas companies (which serve the Russian government). I’ve asked, but Cuccinelli is not transparent about this.

    His dad gave the AG Cuccinelli campaign 96,000.

    I am concerned if the “professional services” the “European clients” pay the dad’s companies are really going to Cuccinelli’s coffers.

    This may be a kind of subversion, but we can’t find out much about the money. Cuccinelli also got 55,000 from a criminal in Florida named Bobby Thompson. The authorities are going after his underlings, but Thompson got away. He may be in E. Europe or the Middle East, his former lawyer claimed.

    I was a Republican, and I voted for Cuccinelli. Later, I looked into what was going on. I feel pretty ashamed about my vote. I helped put a man in office who is persecuting one of our greatest scientists, but now I see how the Republicans TRICKED me.

    A real conservative conserves things. Cuccinelli isn’t conserving the independence of science. He isn’t conserving our justice system. He isn’t conserving the planet. He has seven children, and he isn’t protecting their futures, either. Shame on him!