About those disinformation campaigns Chamber of Commerce developed against Bradblog, Greenwald, and Lord knows who else....
For those new to the story, it involves email revelations that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation's largest corporate lobbying firm, was working with the law firm Hunton & Williams (H&W), to develop a scheme with three well-connected, government-contracted cyber-security/intelligence firms (HBGary Federal, Berico Technologies and Palantir Technologies --- calling themselves "Team Themis" collectively) to use nefarious and likely illegal schemes in hopes of discrediting VR, myself and other progressive citizens, journalists and organizations who had opposed the Chamber's extremist corporate agenda.
A parallel plot, similar in many ways, was also being developed, according to tens of thousands of emails and other documents posted to the web by the "hacktivist" collective Anonymous, led by the Bank of America to attack WikiLeaks with the same law firm and security contractors on board. That plot included a scheme to target Salon journalist Glenn Greenwald, and both involved the use of tools and techniques developed for the so-called "War on Terror", the planting of false documents and the creation of fake personas, all in hopes of discrediting the perceived political enemies of both the Chamber and BofA.
Incredibly enough, H&W was recommended to BofA by the U.S. Dept. of Justice.
The schemes, as Greenwald described them, appear to "quite possibly constitute serious crimes."
Here's what I want to know. Why did "Justice" recommend Hunton & Williams? Did they do so on the basis of experience with similar campaigns in the past? Say, for the bank of Satan, BoA, which H&W represents?