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Sibley threatens to release ‘DC Madam’ files

Dr. Conspiracy confesses

I confess that I have developed a certain bias against birthers. I tend not to believe what they say, and to disbelieve what they insinuate. Some of the material that follows in this article is summarized from the Wikipedia.

Prominent birther and former attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley, gained notoriety as the civil attorney representing Deborah Jeane Palfrey, convicted in 2008 of racketeering, using the mail for illegal purposes and money laundering in connection with an escort service she operated in the nation’s capitol.

In May of 2007, Palfrey released phone records  listing the numbers of her 10,000 – 15,000 clients to ABC News, and subsequently made allegedly all of them available on the Internet. Her attorney, Sibley, sent 54 CD-ROMs containing TIFF images of the phone logs to researchers, activists and journalists. ABC News reported that none of the records were sufficiently “newsworthy” to bother mentioning.

Sibley is in the news now because he claims that there is something in those phone logs that would have a significant impact on the current US presidential election, but that he cannot release the information because he is under a court order not to disclose the contents of the logs, so he says. Sibley is in a tight spot because he has made such a nuisance of himself that courts have barred him from filing.

What rather deflates the whole story is the that “DC Madam” phone records are online today for anyone who wants to look at them (number, not names).

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8 Responses to Sibley threatens to release ‘DC Madam’ files

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    Rickey March 29, 2016 at 9:42 pm #

    Montgomery Blair Sibley is back in the news. He seems to be saying that one of the candidates for president was involved with the D.C. Madam.

    http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-03-28/dc-madams-attorney-says-call-log-bombshell-could-upend-presidential-race

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    donna March 30, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    Rickey: Montgomery Blair Sibley is back in the news.

    Incidentally, Sibley is a Birther, and has sued the Supreme Court for treason—twice. DCist reported in 2012, when he nominated himself as a write-in candidate for president, that he had been disbarred from 13 federal courts and three state bars. His Gofundme is at $390 of the necessary $25,000.

    http://gawker.com/disbarred-birther-attorney-says-he-has-records-from-dc-1767915692

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    bob March 30, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

    Sibley, in his application to SCOTUS, threatens to release the data if he is not granted a fair hearing. But if did do so without court authorization, it would be legally contemptuous.

    Also, Sibley (elsewhere) claims to have “held back” some names from his previous data dump.

    Mostly, this is just about Sibley seeking attention for himself. Just like just about every other birther.

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    Notorial Dissent March 31, 2016 at 9:49 am #

    I’ve never been convinced Monty was playing with a full deck to begin with, this does nothing to disabuse me of that notion. Unless I badly misremember, he has already been told NO a number of times, as in fair court hearings, and he just doesn’t want to accept that answer. And he isn’t even allowed to practice law now as I remember.

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    Daniel March 31, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

    bob: Sibley, in his application to SCOTUS, threatens to release the data if he is not granted a fair hearing.

    Question:

    Is extortion likely to be successful in dealing with SCOTUS?

    😉

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    bob March 31, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

    Daniel: Question:
    Is extortion likely to be successful in dealing with SCOTUS?

    SCOTUS will likely DGAF, and just silently deny Sibley’s application.

    What Sibley chooses to do next is entirely his own.

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    gorefan March 31, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    bob: What Sibley chooses to do next is entirely his own.

    Sibley says he has a doomsday device.

    http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-03-31/dc-madams-attorney-says-election-bombshell-already-online

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 31, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

    It;s a Fulcrum (reference to TV series Blacklist, which I very much enjoyed).

    gorefan: Sibley says he has a doomsday device.