Let me be the first to say . .. " WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED HERE ? ". .. . ..
As some might know, I have been studying the Michael Hastings case for some time now.
I have been quite surprised at where all of the information has taken me as it has branched out like some Complex Fractal. Looking for any little
piece of information I can find to try and figure out what really happened to Michael Hastings, I started reading tweets from Hastings twitter account
which, obviously, lead to a million different tweets from different users.
Before I knew it, I stumbled upon a tweet from someone that showed a link to a discovery of evidence regarding Barrett Brown. Unfortunately, I did not
think anything of this at the time because, it, to me, was not relevant at the time.
And Then, I stumbled on to this tweet .. .. . .
People's whose phone calls with Barrett used as evidence today: @ageis @vivienweisman @ggreenwald @patrickmcguire @edpilkington @mmhastings
Retweeted by Jesselyn Radack
Expand Jesselyn Radack ?@JesselynRadack 4 Sep
As you can see, Michael Hastings Twitter I.D. has been listed as evidence for phone calls with Barrett Brown. Immediately, I made a connection to the
Discovery Of Evidence and have searched frantically for that link to no avail. Today marks 6 days that I had searched for that damn link to the
discovery of evidence and finally found it.
is a link to that Discovery Of Evidence.
What follows is an excerpt from that Discovery:
1 - One disk containing selected telephone calls from Brown from Mansfield, from February 2013 through August 2013
2 - One DVD containing audios and videos, Al Jazeera, RT, Democracy Now, Fund Raiser, GorillaRadio.com, KPFA.org, etc.
3 through 6 - reserved
7 - excerpts from freebarrettbrown.org
8 - 7/1/2013 article in The Guardian by Barrett Brown The Cyber-Intelligence Complex and Its Useful Idiots Case 3:12-cr-00317-L Document 91 Filed
09/04/13 Page 1 of 5 PageID 546
Government’s Exhibit List (Hearing 9/2/2013) – Page 2
9 - 8/28/2013 article in Vice by Barrett Brown Reading 'Born Again' in Jail
10 - 9/25/2012 article in DMagazine by Tim Rogers Barrett Brown Writes a Letter From Jail
11 - 2/23/2013 article in WhoWhatWhy by Christian Stork The Saga of Barrett Brown
12 - 3/20/2013 article in The Guardian by Ryan Gallagher How Barrett Brown went from Anonymous PR to Federal Target
13 - 3/21/2013 article in The Guardian by Glenn Greenwald The Persecution of Barrett Brown and How to Fight It
14 - 3/25/2013 article in Huffington Post by Vivien Weisman Weev, the Hacker Who Didn’t Hack
15 - 3/26/2013 article at Vice.com by Patrick McGuire We Spoke to Barrett Brown From Prison
16 - 4/2/2013 article in The Guardian by Glenn Greenwald - follow up
17 - 4/13/2013 article in New York Times by Peter Ludlow Hactivists as Gadflies
18 - 5/2/2013 article in WhoWhatWhy by Christian Stork Barrett Brown Update: New Defense Team, Feds Fish for Activists
19 - 5/14/2013 article in the Dallas Observer Blogs by Eric Nicholson Is Anonymous Hactivist Barrett Brown a Journalist? His Supporters Say So.
Case 3:12-cr-00317-L Document 91 Filed 09/04/13 Page 2 of 5 PageID 547
Government’s Exhibit List (Hearing 9/2/2013) – Page 3
20 - 6/18/2013 article in The Nation by Peter Ludlow The Strange Case of Barrett Brown
21 - 6/21/2013 online transcript of interview of Peter Ludlow at scotthorton.org
22 - 6/24/2013 online transcript of interview of Peter Ludlow at Gorilla Radio
23 - 6/24/2013 article in The Guardian by Arun Bupta How Barrett Brown Shone Light on the Murky World of Security Contractors
24 - 7/11/2013 online transcript of interview of Peter Ludlow at democracynow.org
25 - 7/13/2013 article in The Guardian by Kevin Gallagher Barrett Brown, Political Prisoner of The Information Revolution
26 - 6/23/2013 article in the Huffington Post by Peter Ludlow Barrett Brown vs the Private Intelligence Business
27 - 7/31/2013 article in Huffington Post by Kevin Gallagher Barrett Brown Awaits Trial on Spurious Charges in Texas
28 - 8/7/2013 article in WhoWhatWhy by Christian Stork Connections Between Michael Hastings, Edward Snowden and Barrett Brown
29 - 8/11/2013 article in Huffington Post by Vivien Weisman The Strange Case of Barrett Brown Just Got Stranger
30 - 8/13/2013 article in Salon by Natasha Lennard The Government Wants Media Gag for Barrett Brown
Case 3:12-cr-00317-L Document 91 Filed 09/04/13 Page 3 of 5 PageID 548
Government’s Exhibit List (Hearing 9/2/2013) – Page 4
31 - 8/26/2013 online transcript of interview of Peter Ludlow at KPFA.org
32 - 8/28/2013 project summary of Reality Wars, A Documentary Film by Vivien Weisman from kickstarter.com
33 - 9/29/2013 article in Rolling Stone by Alexander Zaitchik Barrett Brown Faces 105 Years in Jail. But No One Can Figure Out What Law He Broke
34 - 6/27/2013 article in DMagazine by Tim Rogers The One Story You Should Read About Barrett Brown linking to EX#23
34 through 39 - reserved
40 - screen shot ahmed ghappour @amadooooo twitter - retweet on 6/22/2013 6pm (reference EX#20 The Nation article)
41 - screen shot ahmed ghappour @amadooooo twitter - tweet on 6/24/2013 9:16am (reference EX#23 The Guardian article)
42 - screen shot ahmed ghappour @amadooooo twitter - tweet on 6/27/2013 (reference EX#34 DMagazine article)
43 - screen shot ahmed ghappour @amadooooo twitter - retweet on 7/13/2013 1:31pm (reference EX#24 online transcript of interview)
44 - screen shot ahmed ghappour @amadooooo twitter - tweet on 7/13/2013 1:31pm (reference EX#25 The Guardian article)
Case 3:12-cr-00317-L Document 91 Filed 09/04/13 Page 4 of 5 PageID 549
Government’s Exhibit List (Hearing 9/2/2013) – Page 5
45 - screen shot ahmed ghappour @amadooooo twitter - tweeted on 7/16/2013 8:32pm (see attached)
46 - screen shot ahmed ghappour @amadooooo twitter - retweet on 7/18/2013 5:19pm (reference EX#13 The Guardian article)
47 - screen shot ahmed ghappour @amadooooo twitter - tweet 8/12/2013 11:20am (reference EX#9)
48 - screen shot ahmed ghappour @amadooooo twitter - tweet 8/16/2013 9:59pm (reference EX#33)
Though his phone call is not specifically Identified, Michael Hastings is listed as a name in an article connecting Himself with Barrett Brown and
Then I Found an article by Dell Cameron that makes this statement .. .
Barrett Brown's contact list read like a who's who of investigative journalism. It included Guardian journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ed Pilkington,
filmmaker Vivien Weisman, activist Gregg Housh, the late Michael Hastings, and VICE editor Patrick McGuire. In what became a routine, the prosecutor
would ask Agent Smith if he recalled listening to a conversation between Barrett and a specific reporter. Smith would often shuffle through the papers
in front of him and then recite certain details.
is a link to that article.
Now, After having said All of that, I make the following statement.. .. . .. .
Barrett Brown has been imprisoned for almost a year now, HOWEVER, ALL of the Evidence cited in the discovery is from 2013.
That leads me to believe that he was indicted on NOTHING and held UNTIL they could find something against him.
Does ANYONE see anything wrong with that?
edit on 19-9-2013 by ShadellacZumbrum because: (no reason given)