Virginia AG Office Argues For Michael Mann Climategate Documents

 

Michael Mann, a key figure in the Climategate emails scandal and global warming scam.

Yesterday, the deputy attorney general for civil litigation in Virginia argued before the Virginia Supreme Court on the importance of getting internal documents from climate scientist Michael Mann in a taxpayer fraud investigation.

The Virginia AG Kenneth Cuccinelli wants the documents from Mann, who formerly worked at the University of Virginia. Cuccinelli is attempting to determine if Mann was involved in defrauding Virginia taxpayers in his requests for grants to fund his questionable research.

Mann, of course, is the creator of the phony “hockey stick” graph that inaccurately shows a steep climb in world temperatures. He removed the medieval warming period from his graph and doctored other data. Mann is a key figure in the Climategate scandal that erupted in November, 2009 when thousands of emails from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in Britain. A second batch was released in November, 2011.

The University of Virginia and Mann have resisted complying with Cuccinelli’s request, which is why the case is now at the Virginia Supreme Court. University officials and Mann claim that the AG’s investigation is an assault on academic freedom and would have a chilling effect on professors’ research in the future. Cuccinelli counters that academic freedom isn’t a shield from an investigation of taxpayer fraud.

The high court in Virginia is expected to rule in March. In a related case, the American Tradition Institute is trying to obtain records releated to Mann from the university through an open-records request. The group is going to depose university officials and Mann in mid-February.

Mann maintains that Cuccinelli and groups like American Tradition are simply engaging in an “ongoing smear campaign” to discredit climate science. Mann continued: “As the evidence gets stronger, the industry special interests who find the science inconvenient and those who do their bidding have chosen to simply pour more resources into a massive disinformation campaign intended to fool the public and policymakers,”

If Mann has nothing to hide, why resist the AG’s investigation?

Read more on this story at The Washington Times and on Climategate at Watts Up With That?

Purchase Brian Sussman’s excellent book: Climategate.

 

 

Comments

  1. Reader11722 says:

    Useless EPA, yet another violation of our rights. The gov’t constantly violates our rights.
    They violate the 1st Amendment by caging protesters and banning books like “America Deceived II”.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by allowing TSA to grope you.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars.
    Impeach Obama, support Ron Paul.
    Last link of “America Deceived II” before it is completely banned: http://www.amazon.com/America-Deceived-II-Possess

  2. AntiLieGuy says:

    Global warming and climate change and all the other things said all mean Planet X, which is what the chemtrails sprayed every day globally hide. Anyone who tells you anything different is either very stupid or a paid, treasonous, government liar.

  3. Erik Osbun says:

    There's something rotten in the state of "Mann."

  4. By George says:

    Sounds like a "chilling effect on professors research" is exactly what is needed. Possession of a higher level of education, as reflected in Phd's (pile higher and deeper), does not make the possessor of that degree any less a thief by defrauding tax-payers to sustain phony theories of climate change or any other cherished scientific proposition. University researchers are quickly finding themselves in the same category as used car salesmen or worse, US Federal politicians. Clearly, only police investigations, followed by arrests, trials and firing squads will bring a sure end to this level of "elite" criminality.

  5. Kevin Beck says:

    The only "ongoing smear campaign" is the one that Michael Mann started in colloboration with AlGore to defraud the world, with the benefits to inure to businesses associated with the former Vice-President (or President of Vices). These two deserve all the contempt they earn for their fraud. And the more painful it is for them to succumb to this, the better.

  6. The Hig Treason of "OUR EMPLOYEES" is punishable by death

  7. Hang em both for forgery,fraud and treason

  8. This isn't a real site is it? This is like The Onion, right?

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