Here is a strange and convoluted, but also engrossing saga of a whistleblower found dead earlier this week at a high school in El Sereno, on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Calif. The 46-year-old man, Val Broeksmit, appeared to be a suicide victim, although that has yet to be determined. He was himself the step-son of a Deutsche Bank executive who died by suicide in 2014 after becoming heavily involved in shady investment practices at the bank.
Here, Amazing Polly follows the exploits of Val Broeksmit, who got his hands on a pile of his late father William Broeksmit’s banking documents and attempted to make a little cash selling them off to political operatives, possibly a few journalists, even the FBI, over the years. Val Broeksmit’s dealings not only link him to Fusion GPS — the firm that did dirty campaign work for Hillary Clinton — but also directly to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. There are hints he might even have been involved with, or at least, satirized Jeffrey Epstein, as Val Broeksmit fronted his own rock band he called Bikini Robot Army, evoking the young, bikini-clad, island sex workers who entertained Epstein’s rich guests.
Strange as it might seem, this circuitous saga connects Spygate, the Democrats’ failed Trump impeachment efforts and John Durham’s probe into federal corruption. There are also fascinating asides, involving GamerGate and the Guardians of Peace. You probably don’t remember the Guardians, but they were the hacking group that supposedly broke into the files of Sony Pictures in the huff over the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy The Interview. This hack was subsequently blamed on North Korea, presumably to punch up attendance for the film. Even President Barack Obama got involved , blasting the alleged censorship by North Korea!
There’s much more to the story, such as Russian oligarchs, Ukraine scammers and a banking failure in Italy that obliquely touches upon The Vatican. Wild stuff! Buckle up for the ride.