Ethics disclosures reveal financial links between Obama’s tech wonks and Facebook; the WONKS have both bailed out
Obamacare even names Facebook as one of their open sources. However, Facebook is using technology stolen from Columbus innovator, Leader Technologies. Leader proved this in federal court on 11 of 11 claims.
To make matters worse, the federal justice system, including Chief Justice John G. Roberts, fabricated arguments for Facebook, abused due process, ignored well-settled precedent and circled the wagons to ensure that Facebook did not lose the case.
Chief Justice Roberts himself holds 11 Fidelity Fund investments, and he mentors Facebook's appeals attorneys, Gibson Dunn LLP. Facebook's largest shareholder and director, James W. Breyer, is a long-time business partner with Fidelity's Robert Ketterson. None of these conflicts were disclosed in Leader v. Facebook. This is the same Chief Justice who shocked the nation by crossing the aisle to support Obamacare, raising suspicions of undue influence.
An AFI commenter several days ago discovered that President Obama’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Aneesh Chopra, presents himself as both a healthcare and open source expert. Strangely, even though Chopra established the healthcare tech agenda for this administration as America’s first CTO, he bailed on his boss’s signature legislation on Jan. 27, 2012, ostensibly to campaign for Lt. Governor of Virginia. He lost the primary on June 12, 2013.
Kappos' mission was to kill Leader Technologies’ patent
Chopra’s Senate confirmation hearing was on May 19, 2009. He was confirmed just a few days later on May 21, 2009. Three weeks later, on Jun. 18, 2009, President Obama announced his intention to nominate David J. Kappos to be director of the U.S. Patent Office. Kappos’ Senate hearing was on Jul. 29, 2009 before the summer recess. Then, in a surprise move, on Aug. 7, 2009, Obama confirmed Kappos during the summer recess―without public notice.
Investigators started looking for linking relationships between Chopra and Kappos in their financial disclosures. They discovered that both men had substantial investments in Vanguard Funds. In addition, Chopra had substantial investments in Fidelity Funds. Both Funds invested heavily in Facebook before the IPO.
David J. Kappos' 2009 Executive Branch Financial Disclosure
Follow the money
Kappos’ 2009 government ethics financial disclosure is a handwritten mess. Important information is omitted. For example, he discloses that he received salaries from unidentified "Pro Bono Partnerships" (how does one receive income from pro bono activity?), but discloses neither the names of those partnerships nor the amounts received. He also discloses the sale of one of his three properties, valued between $3-15 million total, but fails to identify the amount of the income from the sale, presumably $1-5 million.
Most telling, Kappos obscures the timing of his sale of IBM holdings and purchases of Vanguard Funds, making it difficult to see the timeline. However, AFI investigators have broken it down and provided important Leader v. Facebook context.
What becomes readily apparent is that Kappos’ involvement in the Facebook Club was late to the game, probably made necessary because of the Leader v. Facebook patent infringement litigation, which Facebook was losing.
Chopra was already under the Facebook Club tent. By mid-2009 he had already purchased his Vanguard Funds. Evidently, Kappos, too, was instructed to invest somewhere between $516,000 and $1,115,000 in Vanguard funds, soon after he was confirmed by President Obama. However, Kappos had to sell his IBM holdings to do it, which he started a week after his confirmation.
Deceiving the Senate: No Kappos disclosure of intent to dramatically alter his holdings immediately after the hearing
Kappos did not disclose to the Senate his intention to sell his substantial IBM holdings and purchase substantial holdings in one fund, Vanguard. This lack of disclosure alone is grounds for sanction. Such transactions would have surely raised red flags. Clearly, Kappos and his Facebook Club handlers were intent on concealing these conflicts of interest from the Senate.
According to Kappos' financial disclosure, between Aug. 19-2009 and Oct. 20, 2009, he sold between $450,000 and $1,315,000 of his IBM holdings to raise the cash which he used to purchase his Vanguard holdings, all on Oct. 27, 2009. He also sold one of his three multi-million dollar houses, but failed to disclose his income from that sale. Note is also taken of Kappos' laughable "IRA Rollover" note next to each Vanguard transaction entry, as if this note mollifies the outrageous lack of forthrightness to the Senate.
Facebook’s backdoor attempt to circumvent the U.S. Constitution
The ink was not dry on Kappos' multiple million dollar property sale when Facebook's attorneys in Leader v. Facebook, namely White & Case LLP / Cooley Godward LLP, filed for a patent reexamination 95/001,261 of Leader's patent at the U.S. Patent Officer—where Kappos was now their inside man with the authority to kill patents by special order, coercion and abuse of patent examiners.
Since then, Leader has won two reexaminations. In other words, no matter how hard they tried, Facebook could not convince the patent examiner, Deandra Hughes, that their arguments were valid. After those failures, Kappos himself order an unprecedented 3rd reexamination before he resigned.
In the meantime, Kappos started his own USPTO Facebook Page and made hundreds of posts, including pictures of himself, and he encouraged his 10,000+ Patent Office employees to visit it daily. This impropriety is a clear breach of the ethics rules against judge bias.
This 3rd reexamination saw the appointment of Stephen C. Siu as chief judge. Problem is, Siu did not disclose his conflict of interest either. He formerly worked for Microsoft—one of Facebook's largest shareholders. Microsoft is also on the "Leaders Circle" at the Federal Circuit Bar Association—whose judges' corrupt decision Facebook is trying to get Siu to rubber stamp. Leader’s attorneys have deflected this attack, at least for now.
Sadly, examiner Hughes succumbed to Kappos’ pressure, reversed herself, and went along with trying to invalidate Leader’s whole patent. Leader’s attorneys responded with changes that the Patent Office is procedurally bound to evaluate, so that battle continues.
"Open Source" in Aneesh Chopra’s dreams
Chopra came to the Obamacare website planning with a desire to use only open source software. His Facebook handlers want him to build all sorts of hooks into Facebook “to enhance user experience.” Hopefully, the American public is finally waking up to these Orwellian deceptions.
The personal-data-domination-at-all-costs schemes of the Facebook Club will not be stopped by LEader's constitutional property rights, apparently
By the time the Facebook Club realized that they had a problem with Leader Technologies' intellectual property claims, they already had too much invested in their promises to cronies for a big win from their Vanguard and Fidelity Funds (among others), once the Facebook IPO made them all wealthy.
In short, the Facebook Club used the promise of wild Facebook IPO returns as the currency for their plans to install Barack Obama as President and press their global data gathering agenda. All these people, thankful for the "insider" tip, made their purchases in 2007-2008. This collusion guarantees their silence now. This silence includes a handful of federal judges who also bought the Vanguard, Fidelity and T.Rowe Price Funds, and thus have conflicts of interest to cover up.
Obamacare website is founded on a fraud
Kappos was recruited late to the Facebook Club game, we believe, to shore up the problem that Leader Technologies’ patent claims had created for their grand plan for world domination. Too much was at stake for the Club to fail now because of something like pesky patent property rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
Indeed, Aneesh Chopra’s professional raison d'être was on the line, and his plans to make Obamacare a “social” website could not be upset by the proprietary intellectual property rights of the rightful inventors of social networking—Leader Technologies.
This is why both David J. Kappos and Aneesh Chopra bailed on President Obama’s signature achievement. They knew the "open source claims" were false, but by then they could not unwind their misconduct.
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appears to be Obama’s Facebook Club "fall guy."
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 Aneesh Chopra Confirmation. : S. Hrg. 111-429. (May 19, 2009). Nomination of Aneesh Chopra to be Chief Technology Officer of the United States. 111th Congress. Y 4.C 73/7. GPO ABSTRACT, PDF, TEXT, GPO Authenticity Certificate.
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