A video of left-wing shill Brian Krassenstein saying that he gets paid for his Twitter trolling of President Donald J. Trump surfaced online early Tuesday morning and was widely shared by right-wing media.
At 8:19 AM, I contacted Krassenstein via Twitter direct message to ask for a comment about exactly who was paying him for his work.
BLP published the story about 20 minutes later, and reported that Krassenstein did not respond to our comment request before publication.
Shortly thereafter, other sites like InfoWars and Gateway Pundit published the story, allegedly without contacting Krassenstein for comment.
At 9:58 AM, Krassenstein responded to my comment request, and BLP updated the story reflecting his response. Unsatisfied, I pushed Krassenstein further to get to the bottom of the story.
I asked him if he was lying, and at 10:16 AM, he said “its more complicated than that.”
At 10:17 AM, I specifically asked Krassenstein what the context of his video was. He never responded.
Only later in the day did we find out what Krassenstein meant when he said it was “complicated.”
Krassenstein intentionally ignored my specific comment requests regarding the context of the video in order to create what appears to be a political sting operation to discredit so-called “alt-right” media. Had he simply responded to my questions, the full and correct stories would have been published. But he was bent on pulling a publicity stunt instead.
He published an entire piece on his blog bashing news websites for allegedly not asking him for comment before running the story, and explained that his brother Ed, also a far-left Twitter troll, had filmed the video. He did not, however, explain how the video was leaked on Twitter in the first place.
BLP asked Krassenstein how the story wound up on the internet for this story, but again he ignored my comment request. The logical assumption that the brothers leaked the video themselves in order to gin up the story in the first place.
Further, in his piece, Krassenstein wrote a “Credit Where Credit is Deserved” section, praising The Daily Beast and Vice, both leftist mainstream press outlets, for reaching out to him for a comment. One news site was conveniently left off the list.
It was Big League Politics.
Krassenstein knew that if he gave BLP credit in his article, it would likely raise questions about why he never responded to our comment request in the first place, which would expose his apparent charade.
BLP asked him for comment on that point, too. He did not respond.
The Krassenstein brothers have become somewhat influential on Twitter for trolling every Tweet written by Trump.
Internet scamming, though, is in their blood. Big League Politics reported on their history of online fraud allegations and investigations by federal authorities:
“According to prosecutors, the services the Krassensteins promoted on their websites duped thousands of “investors” into funding Ponzi scheme-type scams and even resulted in some downloading a virus that emptied their accounts on an anonymous online-payment platform used by the Krassensteins themselves, before it was shut down as part of a major federal money-laundering investigation,” wrote Daily Beast in May.
The brothers claim to have “no knowledge of the illegal activities of the companies to which they sold ads,” Daily Beast said.
But in late August 2017, a civil asset forfeiture claim was filed against the brothers in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, after Homeland Security Special Agent Michael P. Adams investigated the brothers for conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
“In particular, the Krassenstein-run sites “talkgold.com” and “moneymakergroup.com” are discussion forums in which [High-Yield Investment Programs] HYIP operations advertise and promote their fraud schemes on potential victims,” said the claim. “Over 13 years of these sites’ existence, they have generated tens of thousands of complaints by victims of fraudulent HYIPs. Based on this fact, along with other facts set forth below, there is reasonable cause to believe that the Krassenstein’s would have known that they HYIPs being promoted on their sites were fraudulent. There is also reason to believe that, by partnering with the operations of these fraudulent HYIPs for the purpose of promoting the fraudulent HYIPs, Brian and Edward Krassenstein have conspired to commit wire fraud.”
On August 18, 2017, the Krassenstein brothers entered into a settlement agreement with the federal government, consenting to the forfeiture of $450,000 after purchasing a property with alleged wire fraud proceeds.
The brothers also co-authored a creepy children’s fan-fiction book in which shirtless, muscle-bound Robert Mueller saves the planet from evil Donald Trump.
Lacking a moral compass, Democrats will resort to dirty tricks and grifting in true Machiavellian fashion to score political points.
Do not be hoodwinked by them.
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