Tuesday, June 17, 2008

U.S. Rep. David Davis Paid Former Press Secretary Huge Campaign Bonus Within Weeks Of Hill Wikipedia Vandalism (& Before News Media Broke The Story)

Federal Election Commission - Rep. David Davis 'Davis Victory Fund' Operating Expenses, 2007-2008
Rep. David Davis, Timothy Hill, Wikipedia

Information drawn from campaign expenditure records filed by the Davis Victory Fund with the Federal Election Commission reveal that U.S. Representative David Davis (TN, R-1) on July 5, 2007 paid his former Congressional Press Secretary Timothy Hill a large $8,015 antedated (or more accurately, titled) "G-2006 CONGRESSIONAL BONUS" within weeks after Davis' press secretary deleted several paragrahs of accurate information from two Wikipedia political biographies on June 14, 2007.

The Knoxville News Sentinel broke the Hill Wikipedia vandalizing story in the mainstream press with the August 11, 2007 story of Hill using the assets of the U.S. House of Representatives to vandalize Wikipedia political articles of both his brother, Tennessee State Rep. Matthew Hill and U.S. Rep. David Davis:

HILL, TIMOTHY
BONUS G-2006 CONGRESSIONAL  
BLOUNTVILLE TN 37617
07/05/2007 $8,015
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The Davis G-2006 congressional bonus payment to Hill was actually the second distribution of campaign funds paid to Hill by Rep. Davis during 2007. The FEC expenditure reports that Hill received a much smaller payment from the Davis Victory Fund in January 2007:
HILL, TIMOTHY
ADMINISTRATIVE/SALARY/OVERHEAD: SALARY  
BLOUNTVILLE TN 37617
01/15/2007 $649

Internet protocol numbers linked the June 14, 2007 vandalism of the Wikipedia political bios pertaining to both U.S. Rep. Davis and Tennessee State Rep. Hill back to the U.S. House of Representatives computer network in Washington, D.C. According to the early August Knoxville News Sentinel account, Hill first denied any personal involvement with the "blanking" vandalism of Wikipedia articles in which many paragraphs of accurate and verified information was simply deleted contrary to Wiki community user rules, and later after the interview, contacted the KNS reporter for a second interview in which Hill confessed to "editing" the Wikipedia biographies.
Online history of Hill’s Wikipedia vandalism
David Davis (U.S. politician) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(blanking vandalism by U.S. Rep. David Davis' Congressional Press Secretary Timothy Hill from U.S. House of Representatives office)
20:14 14 June 2007  143.231.249.141[name server address]
20.09 14 June 2007  143.231.249.141[name server address]

Matthew Hill - article history From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(blanking vandalism by U.S. Rep. David Davis' Congressional Press Secretary Timothy Hill from U.S. House of Representatives office)
20:21, 14 June 2007  143.231.249.141 [name server address]
20:20, 14 June 2007  143.231.249.141 [name server address]
20:15, 14 June 2007  143.231.249.141 [name server address]
20:12, 14 June 2007  143.231.249.141 [name server address]
20:12, 14 June 2007  143.231.249.141 [name server address]
20:10, 14 June 2007  143.231.249.141 [name server address]

Online History Wikipedia Vandalism by unknown person utilizing State of Tennessee computer:
22:41, 11 June 2007  170.142.7.3 [name server address]

The FEC camapaign exxpenditure records also indicate the Davis Victory Fund had added the wife of the former congressional press secretary to the payroll:
HILL, LORI
[wife of former Davis Congressional Press Secretary Timothy Hill]
ADMINISTRATIVE/SALARY/OVERHEAD: PAYROLL
BLOUNTVILLE TN 37617
01/09/2008 $192
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And here follows some more noteable Davis Victory Fund expenditures (check the actual FED reocrds and note how many times that the DVF passed off the San Diego, California based Complete Campaigns as being located in "SAN DIEGO TN 37601"):
HILL, KENNETH INKIND:
[father of both Tennessee Rep. Matthew Hill and form Davis staffer Timothy Hill]  
BLOUNTVILLE TN 37617
04/24/2007 $400

DAVIS, JOYCE
[wife of Rep. David Davis]
ADVERTISING: KEY CHAINS 
JOHNSON CITY TN 37605
05/10/2007 $3,061
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CONQUEST COMMUNICATIONS
OTHER: AUTOMATED CALLS FOR MATTHEW HIL[L] 
RICHMOND VA 23294
07/19/2007 $526
Page 6 of 11

GREGORY, JOE [JOSEPH]
[major investor (along with his brother, John M. Gregory) in United Coal Company and Gregory Energy Partners; see Rep. David Davis “Make America Enegry Independent” statement pertaining to coal to liquid fuel]
INKIND: EVENT CATERING  
PINEY FLATS TN 37686
08/29/2007 $1,880
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JARRETT, PATTI G.
[Northeast Tennessee Right To Life organizer - you suppose that she will be endorsing Rep. Davis in 2008?]
OTHER: PAYROLL CHECK  
GRAY TN 37615
03/21/2008 $507
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WEBSITE DYNAMIC
OTHER: WEB HOSTING  
VANCOUVER BC V6V4N [Canada]
02/25/2008 $204
Page 10 of 11

DAVIS, JOYCE
OTHER: PURCHASE CONGRESSIONAL BOOKS  
JOHNSON CITY TN 37605
01/08/2008 $96
Page 10 of 11

TRONOVITCH, RYAN
[U.S. Rep. David Davis' current press secretary]
OTHER: PAYROLL CHECK 
WASHINGTON DC 20003
03/21/2008 $462
Page 11 of 11

COMPLETE CAMPAIGNS
OTHER: WEB HOSTING FEES JAN 08  
SAN DIEGO TN 37601
[noteable example of multiple false entries within FEC records by the Davis Victory Fund campaign as Complete Campaigns is actually based in San Diego, California]
01/08/2008 $500
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