“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.” Continue reading