Thursday, February 18, 2016

Judicial Candidate "Rev. Dr." Rickey Nelson Jones's Controversial Writings May Hurt Chances

In Maryland, if there is a vacancy on a county's Circuit Court, the governor picks a new judge from a list of names sent to him by the Judicial Nominating Commission. The applicants are properly vetted by the commission, with help from members of the local bar association. However, any lawyer over 30 who has lived in the state for at least 5 years may challenge the governor's selection in the next election. The candidates must survive, at least, the Republican or Democratic primary. The candidates who survive at least one primary are on the general election ballot.

In Anne Arundel County, we recently had four vacancies (caused by retirements) on the Circuit Court. Four new judges were appointed. Judges Klavans, Vitale, Schaeffer, and McCormack, currently sit on the bench, but must face the voters in the April primary election. If all four win the Democratic and Republican primaries, they will not face any challengers in November. They are being challenged by three candidates: Howes, Barber, and Jones.

This blog has already reported on judicial candidate Mark Howes and his interest in the since discredited claims of Satanic Ritual Abuse. The "Reverend Dr." Rickey Nelson Jones has also made some interesting statements that may cause some concern for voters.
The Reverend Judge?

Jones, who is a registered Democrat who has made generous donations to Democratic Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr. over the years is unlikely to garner much support in the Republican primary. In addition, Jones's frivolous Federal lawsuit, alleging that the Judicial Nomination Commission discriminated him in the selection process because he is black, is unlikely to impress many GOP voters. Jones seems to have the odd idea that he was more qualified than two of the new judges because he is a solo-practitioner. He complained that Judge Vitale had "only" 2 years of experience working on her own and "18 years under the guidance of others in a law firm." He complained that Judge Klavans "had 12 years of experience under the guidance of others in Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office and a law firm, and approximately two decades in private legal practice confined to personal and business services."

Working for a firm or at a government agency is not inferior to working on one's own and is insulting to most members of the bar. Jones also ignores the fact that the nominating commission might have actually thought that someone like Judge Vitale, who had extensive experience writing laws as a legislator, might bring a unique and important perspective to the job. In addition, since judges often handle criminal cases, which are extremely important to the public and the accused, Judge Klavans's 12 years of experience as a prosecutor in Baltimore City would weigh heavily in his favor. They might have thought that Jones, who once wrote that, "I informed him [a potential client] that I did not do criminal law, did not like criminal law," was not particularly strong in this area. They might have also suspected that a man who uses his clerical title in his law practice might be stark raving mad. 

The quote above came from one of Jones's books, Strictly from God: A Godly Man's Guidance to His Family and Fellow Man. I purchased the ebook version yesterday from Google, was able to quickly read through it, and pulled out the following quotes, which might be of interest to Democratic primary voters who are thinking of voting for this man. These are actual quotes that he wanted in print:

“Where were you, father, when your son asked about what constitutes the proper relationship between human beings, i.e. the God-sanctioned man/woman relationship [NOT something else]?"

“Where were you father, when the son's mother dominated the household, the child, the finances, the decisions, and the up-bringing, totally confusing the child about who GOD made the “head” and leader (1 Corinthians 11:3 [man is the head of the woman], Ephesians 5:23 [husband is the head of his wife], and Genesis 2:16-20 [Man was put in command by GOD Himself and woman was made by GOD because of man's need]).” 

“Clearly, using what GOD created for sacred united and procreation to engage in acts with the same gender is abominable in HIS sight.”

“In spite of the numerous good things the Nation of Islam has done, it has done the worst thing of all by presenting an alternative to Jesus.”

“Whether it is the Nation of Islam, Jehovah Witnesses, Buddism [sic], etc., denying Jesus as the only LORD and GOD is Anti-Christ.”
 
“He explicitly condemned Witchcraft in Deuteronomy 18:10. He explicitly condemned Necromancy in Deuteronomy 18:11. He explicitly condemned Workers of Magic or Wizards in Leviticus 19:31, Leviticus 20:27,and Deuteronomy 18:10. GOD has even sanctioned death for individuals who practice such things as these.”

“The woman deviates from GOD'S way when she refuses to submit to the husband who loves her as Christ loves the church. This takes one form principally, i.e., hardheadedness. The heardheaded woman does not want her husband to tell her anything. She does not want to listen. She does not want to agree with her husband, and she feels she is the 'head.' She is a 'Brickhead.'”

“The Caucasian racist in America saturates and cripples this society. He has a stronghold in America from the judiciary to the elementary school. For example, he practices his wicked behavior in the judiciary by granting motions for summary judgment to the Caucasian defendant in the midst of a documented, clear, wrong. This one example also highlights how entrenched the Caucasian racist is in the United States. By granting a motion for summary judgment to a Caucasian defendant in the midst of a documented, clear, wrong is to flatly and emphatically indicate no desire to even consider the wrong committed, to say nothing about redressing the wrong.”

“The child who takes a step beyond disobedience and enters the realm of cursing his parents goes too far in GOD's eyes. Not only has this child opposed the very ones through whom he was conceived, but he has opposed GOD by countering everything He intended. This is so anti-GOD that the ultimate penalty is imposed – death.”
Are these the values that Democratic primary voters share? Is this who they want deciding important cases? I'll leave it to the voters to decide.









Sunday, February 14, 2016

Judicial Candidate Mark Howes Appeared on Paranormal Show to Discuss Satanic Ritual Abuse.

I used to love watching a show called Sightings. It was about alleged real life paranormal events. They would interview people who claimed to see ghosts or who had seen a UFO or had some other type of paranormal experience. It wasn't hard hitting journalism. I probably shouldn't even call it journalism. But it was entertaining.

Years later, many of the episodes were repackaged and put on TV under a new name, Unexplained Mysteries. They were often replayed on cable. One weekend morning I happened to be watching an episode and I saw a story that was based in Glen Burnie, Maryland. They were interviewing a cop about a case that involved ritual Satanic abuse. As I watched it, I thought, "don't I know that guy? Isn't be a lawyer?"

The person they were interviewing was former cop and current attorney, Mark Howes. I remembered this recently when I saw that Mr. Howes filed to run against the four sitting judges for a place on the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court bench. I searched the internet until I found the clips below:


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The story involves alleged Satanic ritual abuse that took place at a house in Glen Burnie. As a result, the house was haunted, according to the people who later moved in. Howes was involved in the investigation and according to the show, the defendant was sent to prison. This raises some concerns because claims of ritualistic Satanic child abuse were all the rage in the 1980s and early 90s. Almost all of the claims, if not all of the claims, were false and many innocent people were sent to prison as a result. To get a picture of just how crazy this was, watch Indictment - the McMartin Trial, which was produced by HBO.

I was curious to find out as much as I could about this case. According to the show, the abuse took part on Judy Road in Glen Burnie and they showed the house. I paused the video at that spot and then went to Google Maps Streetview to locate the house. I found that it was at 7210 Judy Road. With that information, I went to the Maryland's property database, found the previous owners, and ran them through Casesearch, the state's online court database, and found that one owner in the early 80s, Jack Hook, was charged in 1984 with a 2nd degree Sex Offense and Child Abuse in case number 00601179A5. The charge was in the lower level District Court and would have to be sent to Circuit Court for trial, if it was to go forward. I could not find the case in the Circuit Court records, which leads me to think that this was either a clerical error or maybe the case was dismissed or he was found not guilty and expunged the case. Although the District Court case should have been expunged as well.

We do know that the case was in Circuit Court because the local paper reported on May 8, 1984, that Mr. Hook was indicted on these charges.



I have not been able to find out what happened to Mr. Hook. If he is still alive, he is not in prison (I checked the prison inmate locator) nor is he a registered sex offender (I checked there too). If he is still alive and sees this blog, I would advise him to seek legal representation. Too many innocent people have gone to prison as a result of this nonsense or have otherwise had their lives destroyed. It was a witch hunt and those who took part in it should be held responsible.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am supporting the Sitting Judges in this campaign. For those unaware of the process in Maryland, if there is a judicial vacancy on the Circuit Court (the highest level trial court) lawyers may apply for the position. There is extensive vetting by the Judicial selection committee and a few names are sent to the governor, who makes the final decision. However, any lawyer who is over 30 and who has lived in Maryland at least 5 years may file to run and it is up to the voters to decide who wins.


Wayne Simmons Update

If you know me or have just been reading this blog, you know that I have been obsessed with the Wayne Simmons story. A brief recap, if you don't know, according to Federal prosecutors, Wayne is a career criminal and conman who fooled the Pentagon and Fox News into thinking that he was a retired CIA agent. What he allegedly pulled off is amazing. Funny as it appears to be, the story is also deeply troubling. Why was this man allowed to keep up this farce this long?

I spent some time looking into this situation and posted what I found on this blog. My post attracted the attention of a few reporters.

A journalist working for the Rolling Stone interviewed me. He quoted me in his story, The Rise and Fall of a Fox News Fraud. The reporter, Reeves Wiedeman, did a lot more research on Wayne and came up with some new information that I was not aware of. For example, I did not know that Wayne ran a hot-tub business or that he ran a carpeting company.

Shortly after this story was published, I was contacted by the Daily Mail for background information. Not long after that, they published How a con-man limo company owner used fake CIA credentials to land a role as Fox News expert and infiltrate the Pentagon's inner circle. There wasn't much original research here, unfortunately.

There will be another story out next month about Wayne. I have spoken to the reporter and he has uncovered things about Wayne that the other guys missed. I'm sworn to secrecy until it is published, but I promise you will not be disappointed.

As for my own research, I was able to located this photo:


It shows Wayne in the far left at the signing of the Military Commissions Act of 2006. What is ironic is that Wayne played a role in the drafting of this legislation which allows for the indefinite detention of suspects. This is ironic because court filings show that after his arrest, no one was more vocal than Wayne to secure his freedom. Wayne is happy if someone else is indefinitely detained without trial, but he will be the loudest voice complaining if he feels his rights are being violated.

Regardless, the more I hear about this guy, the more convinced I am that he is seriously mentally ill. And I am actually starting to feel bad for him. His whole life has fallen apart. Instead of being thought of as a hero, people call him a fraud and a criminal. He faces the realistic prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison. While he is on house arrest now, his house is being foreclosed. He has nothing. I have found parts of this very disturbing and parts very funny, but I now see it as sad, more than anything else. I would rather see Wayne get mental health counselling and treatment, as opposed to seeing him get a prison sentence.

Related:
Wayne's World, the Strange Case of the Superpatriot

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Wayne's World, the Strange Case of the Superpatriot


It was back in 2007, in Annapolis, in a local establishment that would probably prefer not to be named, when I first met Wayne Simmons. He was there, smoking a cigar, with his then wife (who passed in 2012). Wayne was sitting around the lounge when I and a colleague walked in. He introduced himself and could not have been more of a gentleman.

He told us about how he was former CIA and used to go on “ops” all around the world. I remember him telling us about how he chased a group of black kids off his home in Annapolis (which he described as a farm), with his gun. He was interesting.

I looked him up when he left. I found references to his 27 year CIA career and Fox News appearances on the web. I thought he was the coolest guy in the world.

Not long after this, I heard a story from a local business owner about Wayne. He apparently got completely drunk and tried to arrest a cab driver, claiming the man was a terrorist. Wayne, of course, was arrested. He claimed he was CIA and gave the cop a card with a number to call. Not long after, black SUVs arrived at the police station and someone bailed him out. The charges have disappeared. They were likely dismissed and expunged.

Wayne was working for a defense contractor at the time and was advising senior military personal in Afghanistan. He got that job because he claimed to be a CIA veteran.

I would occasionally see Wayne around town over the next several years. Our interactions were always positive and I thought highly of him, despite his drunken arrest. Who hasn't been a bit out of line after a few drinks anyway? I friended him on Facebook. I thought many of his posts, especially about Obama and Muslims were a bit much, but frankly, I respected and feared him too much to challenge him, even when I suspected he was full of it.

I never doubted that the man was telling the truth about who he was or what he did.

I was completely blown away when I read of his arrest on October 15, 2015, for lying about his CIA background and defrauding the US government and another individual. According to the indictment, filed in Federal Court in Virginia, Wayne:

Count I

On or about December 4, 2009, . .. did willfully and knowingly make a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement and representation in a matter within the
jurisdiction of a department or agency of the United States; that is, the defendant sent a letter to the U.S. Department of State in Arlington, Virginia, in support of his previously submitted U.S.
Office of Personnel Management Standard Form 86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions, falsely stating that he had been employed as an "Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer" for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1973 to 2000.

Count II

. . . From in or about August 2008 through in or about March 2009, within the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere, in connection with the foregoing procurement, the defendant
WAYNE SHELBY SIMMONS did knowingly execute, attempt to execute, and cause to be executed a scheme and artifice with the intent to defraud the United States and to obtain money
by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises.
4. It was part of the scheme and artifice to defraud that:
a. the defendant falsely represented to Company A and to the United States that he had spent 27 years working in "Outside Paramilitary Special Operations" for the CIA;

b. the defendant used this false and fraudulent statement and representation to cause Company A to hire him as a Human Terrain System Team Leader under the requirements of the procurement and to cause the United States to train him at a U.S. Army facility to be deployed overseas alongside and in support of U.S. military personnel, though he never completed training and was never deployed;

c. the defendant submitted to the United States a U.S. Office of Personnel Management Standard Form 86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions, falsely stating that he had been recruited to the CIA in 1973, that he had not previously been charged with or convicted of a felony offense, that his prior arrests and criminal convictions were directly related to his supposed intelligence work for the CIA, and that he had held a top secret security clearance from 1973 to 2000; . . .

Counts VI and VII:

. . . From in or about November 2011 through in or about December 2013, in the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere, the defendant WAYNE SHELBY SIMMONS
knowingly devised and intended to devise a scheme and artifice to defraud victim EX. and to obtain money and property by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses,
representations, and promises.

12. It was part of the scheme and artifice to defraud that:
a. the defendant falsely represented to EX. that he was a former agent of the CIA, and used his supposed affiliation with the CIA to bolster his credibility with E.L.;
b. the defendant falsely represented to E.L. that he was involved in real estate investment projects and offered E.L. an opportunity to make a $125,000
investment, with terms that included a 3% monthly payment and the option after six months either to pull the funds out of the project or to keep them invested over a longer
period of time;
c. there was in fact no real estate investment, and the defendant used the invested funds for personal purposes; . . .

So, if this was true, Wayne was never in the CIA, had a felony record, and was conning some woman out of her money. This was not the Wayne I knew. Sure he got drunk and violent, but I just figured that was PTSD or something from his CIA work. To make matters worse, the Feds moved to seal the indictment because “The defendant has a significant criminal history, including convictions for a crime of violence and firearms offenses, and is believed to have had an ongoing association with firearms notwithstanding those felony convictions. The defendant, moreover, has a history of acting in an aggressive manner . . .”

Wayne was initially held without bond, but later, after a hotly contested bond review hearing, a Federal judge released Wayne on House Arrest, under very restrictive conditions. After Wayne was released he was telling his friends that he was arrested because he was on to Obama and whatever he was planning and that the Federal judge saw through the prosecutor's lies. I have also heard rumors that two retired generals met with Wayne recently and they are standing by him.

Let us consider this situation.

It is either that our government is so incompetent that it allowed a career criminal get employment advising senior military personal overseas or it hired a career criminal as a CIA agent and paid him to commit crimes overseas and here. (In his semi-auto-biographical novel, Wayne suggests that he took part in murder, torture, and other crimes. On the Bill O'Reilly show, Wayne suggested involvement in torture. Wayne, you don't get a pass on committing crimes just because you are employed by the CIA.) Either prospect is disturbing. If Wayne is telling the truth, the CIA hired him preciously because he was disposable because of his background. More likely, Wayne is just lying. If he had Federal employment, there would be a paper trail.

Looking at Wayne's record is quite concerning. Wayne claims he was hired by the CIA out of the Navy in 1973, but the Navy has no record of him. In 1980, he was involved in a shooting outside a disco in Prince George's County. According to the Washington Post, the US Attorney prosecuting this case said in court that “Simmons was accused of firing a pistol at three people he’d had a verbal altercation with in the parking lot of a disco. . .” According to the same article, the US Attorney claimed that Wayne had 11 DUIs and other convictions, including for possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. How did Wayne manage to get so little time for the 1980 shooting so that he was able to get a new conviction by 1983? How was he able to get 11 DUI convictions? You have to work to get that many convictions. How was he able to describe these convictions as related to his work with the CIA, when the CIA is generally not supposed to be operating on US soil? Was he telling his friends and family that he really was deep on a CIA mission when he was doing his sentences? Why did this record not raise red flags with the people doing the background checks when he applied for contractor jobs?

I could not find how much time Wayne was sentenced to for his conviction for possessing a firearm with a felony conviction in 1983, but on July 19, 1984, he was out of jail and got what may have been his first DUI. According to the Annapolis Capital, Wayne got probation and a fine. According to the paper, he had "no prior convictions." I don't know if they meant just for DUI. Records weren't as good back then. It is possible that they missed his other convictions.



We also know he was out of jail in 1987. In a Washington Post article on February 22, 1988, titled “Entrepreneurs Enter Business of AIDS testing” stated that Wayne and another person named Mark Regan opened a clinic in Greenbelt, MD, the previous year that offered private AIDS/HIV testing for a flat fee of $55. The article mentioned that hospitals required pre-testing and post-testing counseling and Wayne said that many people don't want that. Well, I'm sure that Wayne had his own way of counseling people.

"Guess what you have, Jimmy."

The Post article quotes then Congressman Ron Wyden who said “It's an area that's ripe for fraud and manipulation.” Of course, that was Wayne's angle. Shortly thereafter, he was in trouble with the Feds.

WAYNE S. SIMMONS ENJOINED
The Commission today announced that Wayne S. Simmons consented to a permanent injunction, enjoining him from future violations of the registration and anti-fraud provisions of the Securities Act of 1933.
From July 1987 through June 1988, Simmons was the president and a member of the Board of Directors of Blood-Check Inc., a company headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland which offered blood-screening services to test for AIDS. The Complaint alleges that in January and February 1988, Simmons was responsible for Blood-Check’s offering to sell unregistered shares of its common stock by means of a prospectus which contained materially false and misleading statements concerning Blood-Check’s liabilities and its history of operations and revenues. It further alleges that Simmons violated the registration provisions of the Securities Act by advertising the availability of the prospectus through tombstone advertisements placed in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Annapolis Capitol, and The Baltimore Sun. (SEC v. Wayne S. Simmons, USDC DC, Civil Action No. 88-2899). https://www.sec.gov/news/digest/1988/dig100688.pdf
It does make more sense that Wayne was trying to take advantage of people with this company. But is it possible that it could be related to his alleged CIA work? The CIA has been known to use medical professionals to collect information on people. If so, again, this is a much bigger scandal and doesn't absolve Wayne. It just makes him guilty of bigger crimes against the American people.

What Wayne was doing in the 1990s is still a bit of a mystery. Federal Court records on Pacer appear to show that he filed for bankruptcy in 1991, but this does not appear to be settled until 1997. Although the records from this time period are spotty online, since they haven't scanned in all the old documents. He and his wife were also sued in Federal Court in 1995. The docket entry reads “First National Bank of Maryland vs. Wayne S. Simmons and Corinne T. Simmons”. Pacer shows this disposition “Consent Judgment filed by Plaintiff First National Bank of Maryland, Defendant Wayne S. Simmons, Defendant Corinne T. Simmons Declaring Debt To Be NonDischargeable. (former employee).” What does “(former employee)” there mean, if anything? Was he employed by the bank? Was his wife? I don't know.

Wayne next shows up on September 9, 2002, in an article in the Annapolis Capital titled “Two teens charged in carjacking”. It states that a Wayne Simmons of Annapolis (I can only find one person in Annapolis with that name) was driving down Bywater Road in Annapolis, MD, when he was flagged over by someone who then pulled a gun on him and took his Chevy pickup. Court records show that one of the teens arrested had his charges dismissed in District Court. The other was sent to Circuit Court, but there is no record of the resolution. Were the charges sent to Juvenile Court and disposed of there? If so, why? Did information come to light that suggested Wayne was not telling the truth? I would love to look at those files. So would the Federal prosecutors, I bet, if they haven't already.

Around this time, Wayne joined Fox News. On December 7, 2003, according to TV listings in the New York Times, Wayne was to appear on Weekend Live with Tony Snow. On the same show was also James Woolsey, former director of the CIA. If Wayne wasn't in the CIA, it would have been quite a thing for him to appear on the same show as a former CIA director. What did Woolsey know, if anything, about Wayne? Unfortunately, the former director has turned into (or perhaps always was), a bit of a fringe character. And that's what almost makes Wayne's stories sound like they could be sort of believable. Parts of our government have been run by crazy and dangerous people. Why wouldn't they hire Wayne?

Wayne's crazy comments on Fox are well documented. He was part of a group of retired military and security professionals used by the Bush administration, specifically Rumsfeld, to push the Iraq war and endless war on the American people. Wayne and his crackpot friends say that is not the case.

Aside from pushing for more war, Wayne was also busy selling subprime mortgages. Here is his ad from the Annapolis Capital on August 28, 2004.
 

The ad reeks with arrogance. I wonder how many people picked up the phone and called him.

In 2005, Wayne attempted to start an airline, named Simmons Air. His company would fly people between Baltimore Washington International (BWI) and the Ocean City Airport. He hired a publicly company that put out this release in advance where it claimed that the successful launch of the company would be met with a party that would include “Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr, over 100 local business leaders and Mayor Jim Mathias of Ocean City, Maryland for a ceremonial ribbon cutting and celebration.” He contracted another company, Cape Air, to actually fly the planes. At the last moment, they opted to cancel the contract “reportedly after [Wayne] allowed an employee to bring a loaded gun aboard the plane”. The Washington Examiner also reported and court records confirmed that Simmons Air was successfully sued by numerous people and companies. Wayne was not personally on the hook, because he incorporated his business. His business was, according to state records, later forfeited.

In 2011, he applied for and was granted a patent for a credit card point of service payment authorization payment system. This is not something a typical con man does and partly why it makes Wayne such a mystery. He is an extremely intelligent man and could probably make a good living honestly. If he wasn't in the CIA, why is he running around pretending that he was and stealing from people? Although criminals often don't act logically.

In 2012, Wayne wrote a novel titled the Natanz Directive. It was highly praised by former Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld and retired General Thomas McInerney. I recently ordered and read this book. We are really lucky that we survived the Bush administration if people in powerful positions like Rumsfeld and McInerney actually read Wayne's novel and thought it was anything but garbage. This book is pure neocon porn. And the main character is a retired CIA agent with 27 years experience who lives in Annapolis (in other words, Wayne) and who is a “superpatriot”, which is Wayne's favorite word in the book. It is funny as hell. Wayne has a serious Messiah Complex. The main character, Jake Conlan, get it J.C. or Jesus Christ, is the only one who can save the world. He drops down from the sky into the middle east where a loyal bunch of followers sacrifice themselves for him and his mission. Of course, one betrays him. Despite this, he makes a miraculous comeback, saves the world, and returns home to his father figure (Mr. Elliot). The plot is insane. It portrays little understanding of Iran or the middle east. And why, exactly, is the CIA sending a man well past his prime, who has a drinking problem, and who "sucks", by his own admission, at Farsi (the native language) into Iran on their most important mission? Rumsfeld and this general seriously read this and said “yeah, that makes sense.”?

The saga of Wayne Simmons will go on. Will he face additional charges? Will he really go to trial? Will there be broader implications for the granting of security clearances in the future? Will we seriously start looking at who is in power and what they really believe? If he is telling the truth, then as I said above, this has even more serious implications and indicates that our government is even more screwed up than I imagined. I am fascinated by this Simmons character, so much so that I went dressed as him for Halloween. I am even thinking of putting together a Wayne Simmons bar crawl around Annapolis. All you need is a gray mustache (real or fake) and a CIA hat. The bartenders here know him. When I went into one bar dressed as Wayne, the bartender laughed and told me about the last time Wayne was there and how he got kicked out for starting a fight.

I generally hate to pick on a guy when he is down, but Wayne represents much of what is wrong with America. He represents either the incompetence and/or malignancy of many of those in power. For years on Fox News he would spread outrageous hate about Obama, Muslims, or anyone else he didn't like. He has helped to debase our politics and has helped to turn people into extremists. My social media feeds are filled with people posting insane articles from fly-by-night websites that make crazy claims about Muslims, Obama, hispanics, or whatever. And whatever Wayne ultimately turns out to be a real spy, a con man, or something in between, he has contributed much to that culture.

Important links:

Kent Clizbe--Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Commentary
Wayne Simmons, international man of mystery!
The Curious Case of Fake CIA Agent Wayne Simmons and the Military Industrial Complex