The Democrat attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is now targeting 90 conservative and free market groups in a phony and corrupt racketeering scheme meant to silence all opposition to the climate change movement. They have subpoenaed all their records and communications on climate change, even confidential donor information.
The lawsuit is based on the twisted assumption that denial of climate change constitutes fraud and anyone perpetrating it is liable for prosecution under the law.
It’s to silence opponents, allowing radicals, neo-Fascists and revolutionaries to act freely on this issue.
On May 3, 2016, The Washington Times reported on an unredacted version of the subpoena of Exxon Mobil from U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) received a related subpoena from AG Walker on April 7, 2016.
The paper reports, “The Exxon Mobil subpoena seeks communications with a veritable who’s who of conservative and free-market organizations, including the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, the Heartland Institute, the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, the Manhattan Institute, FreedomWorks and the Media Research Center.
The subpoena also lists pro-business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the National Black Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Oil and Gas Association.”
CEI’s General Counsel Sam Kazman responded:
“The attack on First Amendment rights by U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Walker, Al Gore, and a coalition of attorneys general, is clearly political targeting aimed at stifling free speech and intimidating policy groups and private individuals who disagree with them.
CEI is vigorously fighting these attacks on our rights, and the rights of all Americans who are protected by the Constitution and the First Amendment.
Exxon’s subpoena reveals an astounding number of organizations and individuals targeted by these AGs, which further proves it is not only CEI’s First Amendment rights at risk, but anyone who holds different opinions than these government officials, whether that is on climate change or any other issue.”
The subpoena requires donor information. Can you imagine what would happen to donors who lose their confidentiality to this oppressive government? Their confidentiality is a constitutionally protected right under the Supreme Court.
Climate change will be used to force through the most massive worldwide redistribution of wealth the socialists could ever devise otherwise.
Just yesterday, the New York Times reported that they are moving a Native-American tribe from a small island to the state of Washington because of climate change. They called them the first ‘climate refugees’ in the US.
Their small island is wasting away because of normal climate change. Climate change is a normal event. This is a ruse.
The racketeering charge is similar to the sue and settle cases land owners have had to face in which the Obama regime tells the environmental groups to sue the government with a pre-ordained settlement covertly pre-arranged.
In this case, the idea is to sue Mobil, the giant of fossil fuels, and/or other groups who in any way question the extreme agenda, with the threat of prosecution if they don’t comply to get them to settle on the belief that the regime’s climate change radicalism is a matter of necessity.
The existence of the subpoena was first reported by the Wall Street Journal in April. The Washington Free Beacon obtained a copy of a January 8 meeting last month that took place at the Rockefeller Family Fund with radical groups like Greenpeace in which they discussed plans to “delegitimize [ExxonMobil] as a political actor,” “force officials to disassociate themselves from Exxon,” and “drive divestment from Exxon.”
One strategy that activists discussed was to enlist like-minded state attorneys general to use their powers to go after the oil company.
Emails subsequently obtained by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute show that staffers at groups involved in the effort then briefed aides to those AGs. They discussed using “climate change litigation” to advance their political goals.
Walker expressed an interest in “identifying other potential litigation targets” in one email.
Walker’s subpoena is itself of dubious legality, according to some legal experts.
“What they’re doing looks like a restrict the First Amendment free speech rights of people they don’t agree concerted scheme to with,” itself a potential violation of federal law, wrote University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds.
Numerous neo-Fascists have openly discussed prosecuting and arresting climate deniers but most Americans probably saw it as the empty ramblings of the certifiable, but not so.
On a curious note, last November, right after Exxon Mobil pulled their funding from the Clinton Global Initiative, Hillary called for an investigation into the Houston-based giant.
In June of last year, Senator Whitehouse televised his desire to prosecute climate deniers. Sheldon Whitehouse is a far-left guy who has spoken frequently and as the keynote at The Center for American Progress. The Center is a socialist organization and is run by John Pedesta, Hillary’s campaign advisor. It is funded by George Soros.
Whitehouse’s financial support comes from very radical groups.
Numerous radical professors and personalities like The Science Guy have called for imprisonment of deniers.
Then in March of this year, Whitehouse queried the Attorney General of the United States Loretta Lynch while testifying before congress about prosecuting climate deniers. She said she would look into it.
This is what has come of it and it’s only the beginning.
The Sentinel has been following CEI’s response closely – they were the first to respond – and you can read more at CEI