Attorneys who work for those scam-scented companies that help aspiring inventors get their ideas patented — for a
small medium-sized swingeing fee — must be feeling a touch of vicarious pride right now.
Today President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and announced that his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, would become acting attorney general. Whitaker is a former U.S. attorney in Iowa, but he was also involved in a Miami-based invention-marketing company the Federal Trade Commission shut down last year after calling it a scam.
Whitaker not only sat on the board of World Patent Marketing but also sent a threatening email to a former customer who had complained after he spent thousands of dollars and did not receive the promised services. Court records obtained by New Times for a 2017 feature about the fraudulent company show that in one email to a disgruntled customer, Whitaker touted his background as a former federal attorney and declared that filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and “smearing” the company online could result in “serious civil and criminal consequences.”
In a way, he was right about the consequences. Whitaker left WPM about three years before the complaints and the FTC and a $25,987,192 judgment against the company brought the party to an end. After another failed bid for office, Whitaker was into a new grift: the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, an organization created to Defend truth, freedom and mom’s apple pie from Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. The organization’s chief function was scraping up bits of the pig that even CMOT Dibbler wouldn’t try to put between a bun and providing them to outlets like Fox, and The Washington Examiner, which then passed them on to their audiences as complaints by an ethical, non-partisan organization. And now he’s the interim U.S. Attorney General.
Between the scams and stalking Hillary Clinton I’m surprised DJT didn’t swap him for Sessions a long time ago.