“Longstanding, well known Progressive activist” Robert Milnes has had his share of trouble with the FBI. In the 1980s, he was arrested and pleaded guilty to stalking and threatening a TV news reporter, an event Milnes claims was the result of a covert FBI operation. Following his release, Milnes has had additional run-ins with the FBI, most recently relating to his campaigns for President of the United States.
Milnes has run for president in every election cycle since 2004. His best showing came in 2008 when he received 721 votes (4.28 percent) in the California Libertarian Primary. However, it wasn’t until the next election cycle that Milnes discovered the FBI’s surveillance of his “activities.” Reporting on his 2012 campaign website, Milnes expressed astonishment upon finding that the FBI had apparently employed then-MSNBC reporter Norah O’Donnell to watch him through his television set as he masturbated to her newscast.
Milnes has offered little proof for his theory outside of the “Freudian slips, body language, and acculturation” he claims to have observed in O’Donnell while he masturbated to her. But, recently new evidence has come forward. On The PLAS Place, a news blog created by Milnes which doubles as his 2016 campaign website, at least three strange occurrences have taken place.
First, a photo of Chairman Mao was added to a post about Israel’s alleged sabotage of leftists and libertarians. Second, on a page discussing the initial attack on The PLAS Place, a banner for fellow 2016 Libertarian presidential candidate Kip Lee mysteriously appeared. Third, after removal of the Kip Lee banner, a (since removed) photo of supermodel Kate Upton emerging from a pool in a white transparent t-shirt found its way onto the page.
“I did conduct a masturbation show advertising that I would be looking at photos of Upton during the show. Alone at home in front of TV,” said Milnes, pondering how this could be anything but the work of FBI surveillance.
Perhaps this gives further credence to Milnes’s theory: Someone from the FBI must have seen Milnes advertise his upcoming “masturbation show” and vandalized his website with the exact same subject matter advertised (though that only explains the Upton image).
We can only speculate at this point. Perhaps additional evidence will be forthcoming.