The theme of Court Jesters is on Jason Goodman’s mind, as he applies this imagery to both D. George Sweigert, the plaintiff in a defamation lawsuit against Goodman, and to Scott Bennett, one of his former favorite Crowdsource the Truth guests.
Scott Bennett is now threatening to sue Jason Goodman because he published a recorded phone conversation without permission on his Patreon site.
In a Crowdsource the Truth broadcast on October 18, 2019, titled Court Jester D. George Sweigert’s Social Engineering Lawfare Campaign May Be Coming To An End, Jason Goodman introduced a seemingly unrelated secondary topic at the 15.30 mark, saying, “I mentioned this a week or two ago that there was a Crowdsource the Truth guest who’s not appearing anymore because I’ve discovered he’s been lying to me; he’s been lying to us, and I don’t just come out and make that statement unless I have evidence and I’ve presented that evidence to the individual and given them an opportunity to refute the evidence so I’m talking about Scott Bennett, yeah.”
He added, “Scott hasn’t been on the show in awhile and the last time he was on a matter came up related to his PhD credentials…It says, PhD (abd) ‘all but a dissertation’ and I forwarded this question to Scott, you know, this woman had a point and she said you know you’re furthering a fraud if you’re telling people that he’s a PhD and he’s not and of course I don’t want to do that so I asked Scott about it and he refused to answer. People might recall when social engineers questioned David Hawkins credentials...” (16.33)
Hmmm…so it would appear after all, that the Scott Bennett PhD question was inserted for a purpose related to the title of the video. This little tidbit of gossip was meant to contrast Jason Goodman’s scruples regarding false bona fides against those of the Sweigert social engineers’ investigation into the credentials of CSTT guest David Hawkins. So how come Jason Goodman was not offended by Scott Bennett’s lies and manipulations of government authorities that branded him as a convicted federal felon?
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What Jason Goodman has willfully overlooked is that shortly after Dave Sweigert created his website Checkmatek2.net, Sweigert posted an opinion piece on August 9, 2019, titled Jason Goodman Talks Over El Paso and Dayton Shootings with Scott Allan Bennett of USSOCOM unauthorized weapons fame. Sweigert provided troubling background information on Bennett in that article written over two months ago. Information that goes back more than 8 years when Bennett was indicted on April 28, 2011 and then sentenced to 36 months in a federal prison.
In response to Jason Goodman’s 2 Court Jester videos, Sweigert notes that over 2 dozen Crowdsource the Truth shows featured Scott Bennett over a 2 year period. Checkmatek2.net has added two new articles titled After Two Years, Jason Goodman throws Scott Allan Bennett under the bus for lacking completed PhD (10/19/2019) and The Scott Allen Bennett “lawsuit” against Jason Goodman of Crowdsource the Truth (conspiracy channel (10/20/2019).
Sweigert has provided a general background history of Scott Bennett which Jason Goodman ignored when on October 19, 2019 he published another video to explain the PhD controversy, called Second Court Jester In As Many Days-Scott Bennett Makes Ludicrous Demands.
SCOTT BENNETT RESPONDS WITH A CEASE AND DESIST NOTICE
The above screenshot of Scott Bennett’s Cease and Desist Notice to Jason Goodman is difficult to read, so let’s go over some of the major points of interest.
The sender is Scott Bennett of Nexus Strategic Analytics which summarizes their company mission as “Uniting the World’s Best People, Ideas, and Resources to Influence Cultures and Governments”. This is an unfinished website with a donate button, but it features Scott Bennett as a PhD without the (abd) all but dissertation qualification. Elsewhere on the internet, Bennett has referred to himself as a PhD (abd).
NEXUS STRATEGIC ANALYTICS: A THINK TANK UNLIKE ANY OTHER?
THE Nexus Strategic Analytics CEASE AND DESIST NOTICE SET FORTH EIGHT Be Advised STATEMENTS.
“BE ADVISED, it has come to my attention that you, Jason Goodman and your organization/affiliate “Crowdsource the Truth”, and your other aliases, are attempting to engage in a “slanderous defamation of character campaign” against me, and a disinformation campaign against my whistleblowing report http://www.shellgamewhistleblower.com and others associated with this report, including but not limited to Brad Birkenfield, Edward Snowden, and Julian Assange. You have stated publicly on Facebook, YouTube, and other social and media channels, your intention to do this by “putting up on Patreon (www.patreon.com/crowdsourcethe truth) and Subscribestar” http://www.subscribestar.com/crowdsourcethetruth (and other media channels) a private personal conversation between you and myself about counter-intelligence people and operations and propaganda targeting me and my associates.”
Jason Goodman has claimed that he had published a phone conversation with Scott Bennett and also posted documents relating to this matter on his Patreon only subscribers site. I am not a subscriber, and am unwilling to pay the price to confirm what was actually posted.
“BE ADVISED, for the safety of my person and family, I adamantly, specifically and formally stated to you during that this phone call between us was not to be shared in any way, shape, or form. Your disregard for this instruction and your treachery and deception represents the most reprehensible and devious betrayals, which sadly maligns your personal character and organization. Your pathetic attempt to generate public sympathy for your lies and increase your profit and financial donors also represents a disgusting “love of money and hatred of truth” which defines you-multidimensionally. Your slanderous mischaracterization of Jim Fetzer is also another vile indicator or your true nature and agenda.”
[The next four Be Advised statement relate to the legal implications of publicizing recorded private phone calls without the consent of the other party. This allegation in not just about the legality of recording a private phone call, which in many states does not require the consent of the other party. The primary problem in this situation deals with the public airing of a phone call, whether it was legally recorded or not.]
It has long been observed that Jason Goodman records phone calls and plays them on Crowdsource the Truth when it suits his purposes. I have no idea why Scott Bennett would expect that Goodman would treat him any differently than he does other former guests, now that he has turned against him.
The photo below of Scott Bennett with several other notable guests who Jason Goodman describes as “a group of America’s bravest patriots”, who had gathered at a “Round Table” discussion at a 2018 John B. Wells conference. How is it that almost a year ago, it never occurred to Scott Bennett or Jason Goodman that this facade might come to an end?
In Scott Bennett’s Cease and Desist notice, the seventh statement reads: “BE ADVISED, due to this slanderous and injurious act by you, you are also hereby reported to the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the Department of Justice, and other law enforcement and investigative government bodies for your possible connection and relationships to Mossad, Israeli Intelligence Services, and other Zionist-NEOCON-Warmongering agents, as well as foreign governments and individuals.”
There is something amusing about self reported political prisoners suddenly deciding that the very agencies that they consider corrupt will now rush to come to their aid, if they whine loudly enough.
Scott Bennett is considering a lawsuit against Jason Goodman, but should Robert David Steele prevail in the March 2020 trial against defendant Goodman, and with Dave Sweigert possibly not far behind with his lawsuit, there may slim pickings for a third civil lawsuit. Perhaps Bennett can get what remains of Jason Goodman’s tupperware collection.
THE PROMOTION OF SCOTT BENNETT AS A FORMER POLITICAL PRISONER
Tracking the Leopard Meroz has covered a number of interesting criminal cases; some involved sovereign citizen styled beliefs or a libertarian “dark web” privacy philosophy. Many of these felons were promoted falsely on Alternative Media sites as heroes and American Political Prisoners.
In Scott Bennett’s case, he became infamous when on April 23, 2010, he “approached MacDill Air Force Bases’s Dale Mabry Gate and was selected for random Base entry point screening. During the screening, Bennett appeared intoxicated, which prompted MacDill security to call Tampa police. MacDill security continued to question Bennett until Tampa Police arrived. After failing a sobriety test, Bennett was arrested and searched; police discovered a concealed handgun on Bennett’s person in addition to other weapons in Bennett’s car.” [see Leagle.com U. S. v. Bennett case no. 8:11-cr-14-T-33AEP].
This court decision further relates that, “Later that morning, Detective Garcia of MacDill security was informed of Bennett’s arrest. In an initial inquiry, Detective Garcia learned Bennett had received authorization to live on MacDill as an active duty Army Reservist with orders from Central Command. Further investigation revealed, however, that Bennett was in fact a civilian contractor working for U. S. Central Command. When Bennett returned to MacDill Air Force Base he consented to a vehicle search by Detective Garcia; Detective Garcia found empty gun holsters, a knife, and pepper spray. After obtaining a search warrant, Detective Garcia found seven unauthorized firearms, over 9,000 rounds of ammunition, and other contraband in Bennett’s on-Base housing.”
According to a Department of Justice press release dated July 22, 2011 by United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill (Middle District of Florida), Scott Allan Bennett was indicted by Superseding Indictment on April 28, 2011. “A federal jury yesterday (7/21/2011) found Scott Allan Bennett (40, Washington DC) guilty of lying to government officials to obtain housing on MacDill Air Force Base, as well as wearing a U. S. military uniform without authorization and violating a defense property security regulation with regard to firearms he had on MacDill Air Force Base.”
The press release also stated, “United States District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington revoked Bennett’s bond finding he was a danger to the community…According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Bennett falsely held himself out as an active duty military member, although he was only working on MacDill Air Force Base as a civilian contractor. Further, Bennett told Base housing employees that he was an aide to Admiral Eric Olson of U. S. Special Operations Command, which is headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base. Once he obtained on-base housing, Bennett possessed 10 guns and over 9,000 rounds of ammunition in his residence, which he failed to register as required by MacDill Air Force Bases’s security regulation.”
Scott Bennett appealed his 36-month sentence as discussed in a November 1, 2012 eight page document, In the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, No. 11-15931.united_states_v._scott_allan_bennett 11 1 2012
The Court remarked on page 6, “Here, for purposes of his false-statement offense, Bennett had agreed by lease to follow various security regulations at the military base. Bennett violated those security regulations when he possessed unauthorized weapons at his on-base apartment, the apartment which he had obtained through his false-statement offense. Bennett’s failure to disclose or seek authorization to possess the firearms helped Bennett avoid detection of his false-statement offense. Therefore, the district court did not clearly err when the court applied the weapons possession enhancement to Bennett’s guideline range.”
On page 7, it is added that, “Moreover, even assuming Bennett’s guideline range was 1-7 months, [footnote states, “We found this range on an offense conduct of 6 and a criminal history category of II], a 36-month sentence was not substantially unreasonable on this record. The district court carefully explained that Bennett’s presence and his cache of weaponry presented a significant security breach, and Bennett had displayed a pattern of falsehoods…”. The Court affirmed Scott Bennett’s sentencing of 36 months. It should be noted that prior to sentencing the Department of Justice noted that “Bennett faces a maximum penalty of seven-and-a half years in federal prison”.
SHELL GAME report published in 2006 by Scott Bennett
On September 19, 2013, Scott Allan Bennett filed Document 183 in United States v. Bennett, using the full title for his motion for miscellaneous relief, Defendant’s Motion for Termination of Detention of in the Alternative, Bail Pending Appeal, to Allow Him to: Provide Intelligence Information Essential to United States National Security Concerning Terrorist-Financing and Its Current Connection to National Security Agency Whistleblower Edward Snowden, Booz-Allen Hamilton, and Union Bank of Switzerland- Brad Birkenfield Report to U. S. Justice Department, Central Intelligence Agency, U. S. Senate, U. S. Central Command and U. S. Civil Affairs-Psychological Operations Command”.
In response to that lofty Motion title, Bennett received an Order from the United States District Court Middle District of Florida Tampa Division, decided on November 6, 2013. [see United States v. Bennett]. On page one, the Court states, “Bennett informs the Court that he has attempted to provide the government with substantial assistance by sending letters containing his own ‘intelligence analysis’ to various military and congressional leaders. Thus, he requests ‘an expedited termination of detention’.”
A MANIPULATIVE FRAUD
On page 3 of this document, “The Government challenges Bennett’s request for bail pending appeal on the grounds that Bennett has failed to show by clear and convincing evidence that he is not a danger to the community and that his appeal raises any substantial question of law or fact.” In addressing the Danger to Community question, the Court stated, “Bennett asserts that he presents no danger to the community or to any other person. He advises that, while incarcerated, he ‘has been a model inmate…however, “this Court determines that he has not established by clear and convincing evidence that he does not post a danger to another or to the community if released. The Government argues that Bennett not only fraudulently obtained military housing where he ‘proceeded to stockpile unregistered firearms,’ but in fact continued to pose as an officer in the U. S. Army to gain special privileges even after he had been charged in this case. ( bold added). These actions, the Government claims, ‘paint a disturbing picture of…someone who will lie to and manipulate governmental authorities to get what he wants.”
“Bennett’s references to his good behavior while incarcerated do not overcome these concerns. In fact, his continued assertions that he remains an ‘Officer of the U. S. Army’ without any corroborating evidence–indeed, despite the Government’s arguments to the contrary,–only exacerbate such concerns.”
Google ‘s preview of Shell Game displays at the very beginning, an unauthenticated letter purported to be written by a military officer which is disturbing in its implications, if this letter was written under deceptive conditions. If you decide to review this first document in this preview, note that there is no letterhead, no signature, or other indication that this letter is authentic.
Projectcamelotportal.com displays another Shell Game pdf. which represents an 86 page report written by Scott Bennett on May 27, 2013, requesting a special hearing and investigation by Congress into his concerns. However, much of this report is a long winded autobiographical camp fire story, padded with references to movies.
In conclusion, Jason Goodman’s promotion of Scott Bennett as a credible whistleblower and a former American political prisoner is inexcusable. Bennett’s public record of breaking the law goes back to 2010, and the subsequent court documents explain why his lies and manipulation of others represented a federal felony which resulted in a sentencing of three years incarceration. Why cover over that past history, and only now create a fuss over Bennett’s PhD status?