12/24/2003 CMA Newsletter


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a letter to U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, an investigation for fraud and political influence has been requested in the issuance of $100 million in federal contracts to a sniper equipment company.

The letter identified several contracts awarded to Ashbury International of Sterling, Virginia. Written by John Edward Hurley of the Washington-based Confederate Memorial Association, a $67 million award by the Marine Corps and as $27 million award by the Naval Surface Warfare Center were cited in the correspondence. Hurley noted that both awards were given when Ashbury International was the only bidder. Also mentioned was a contract with the U.S. Secret Service, where no dollar amount was listed.

Hurley said that the contracts were awarded after Richard Hines had registered to lobby for the company in Congress. Hines is a major political contributor who financed the last-minute direct mail campaign that was credited with giving George W. Bush his South Carolina primary victory in 2000.

His suspicions were aroused, Hurley said, when he discovered that Ashbury International's office was a few rooms in a non-nondescript two-story building. He said that this hardly seemed like the site for a $100 million operation and that other investigations appeared to indicate an off-shore account.

Hurley reminded Attorney General Ashcroft that he had failed to prosecute Hines for his failure to list his political expenditures in the presidential primary campaign, a requirement under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Hines was a $500,000 lobbyist for Cambodia at that time.

His special interest in this case, Hurley told Ashcroft, stemmed from his discovery that Hines had used federal funds and personnel to pursue fifteen years of litigation against his organization. The litigation caused the closing of the century-old Confederate Memorial Hall and Museum in downtown Washington.

Hines, a friend of White House aide Karl Rove, had interviewed Ashcroft for the controversial Southern Partisan magazine. Aschroft was a client of Rove's political consulting firm when he ran for the U.S. Senate.


Evidence continues to grow that a conspiracy of high government officials spanning several administrations targeted the Confederate Memorial Association. The litigation of the past two decades has been traced to a variety of intelligence and military officers who were illegally operating a domestic "dirty tricks" operation, with the apparent approval of high government officials.

According to spokesmen for the CMA, a team of lawyers if now considering redress in the courts that could include a RICO suit or a Qui Tam action.

Efforts are also underway for the Congress to initiate an investigation.

Investigators are running down a variety of leads that include the involvement of national political organizations and the Rio Tinto mining operation, known as the largest in the world. Rio Tinto is often cited for human rights violations.


CMA President John Edward Hurley plans to give congressional testimony on the scandal that the Federal Credit Union Administration persists in ignoring.

David Eno, who was pursuing a lawsuit against the Confederate Memorial Association, is employed in the general counsel's office of the National Credit Union Administration. The testimony will pose the questions as to what Mr. Eno knows about a credit union account that had over $400,000 in what appears to be a political "dirty trick" fund that has been used to finance the litigation against the CMA.

But the most startling aspect of the testimony will be the revelation that Mr. Eno had donated $7,000 scholarships to Patrick Henry College of Purcellville, Virginia where Janet Ashcroft, wife of the attorney general, sits on the board.

Hurley is asking Congress to determine what David Eno knew about the quashing of the subpoena for the political slush fund.

We also want to know, Hurley said, how attorney Alan Rothenberg is involved. Rothenberg represents the U.S. Premier Federal Credit Union as well as litigants against the CMA. The chairman of the U.S. Premier Federal Credit Union is Randolph Earnest, who is a top official with the U.S. State Department.

CMA President Hurley discusses the confederate lawsuit with FBI Director Robert Mueller. (left)


Senator Strom Thurmond's service in the United States Senate will now include a secret daughter, as investigative reporters revealed the truth of a rumor that has been circulating for years.

The fact that the senator was so successful in concealing this information is a testament to the power of Washington. Senator Thurmond had chaired both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Armed Forces Committee, two of the most influential in Congress.

These important contacts enabled his staff to hold the controlling reins as to who got nominated for judgeships and key judicial posts. His service on the Armed Services Committee meant that his staff was once again the key factor in a variety of military appropriations and appointments.

As evidence continues to cascade in on the political conspirators who attacked the 501(c)(3) Confederate Memorial Association, speculation is rampant about the possible involvement of the senator's staff during the senators's declining years, quite possibly with the senator's knowledge.


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CMA President John Edward Hurley has indicated that a federal espionage case against an Army National Guard officer and his ex-wife in Washington state has shown some “curious similarities” with the litigation against the Confederate Memorial Association.

Major Rafael Davila and his former wife Deborah Davila-Cummings have been arrested and charged with espionage. Major Davila had worked in Military Intelligence and had access to Top Secret and Secret military documents.

In one of the Counts, it is noted that Deborah had sent some of the documents to a lawyer in North Carolina in exchange for a cash payment. The attorney is Kirk Lyons, who gained national notoriety for his activities with the Ku, Klux, Klan, National Alliance, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Lyons was married by Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler, and his mother-in-law Brenna Tate works in Lyons’ Black Mountain, North Carolina office. Deborah is a friend of Tate.

Hurley said that a number of military intelligence officers have been involved in the litigation against the CMA, as had the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Among these were Col. Jeffrey Addicott, a lawyer for the U.S. Special Forces, and Col. Herbert Harmon, former president of the Reserve Officers Association.

Harmon had served with legal papers the late senior White House correspondent and CMA board member Sarah McClendon while she was recuperating in her room at the Veterans Hospital.

Hurley said that there were numerous others working for the U.S. military involved in the CMA case, and evidence in the case shows U.S. Coast Guard involvement in a money©laundering scheme that was devised by Vicki Heilig, who had a security clearance with the Coast Guard.

In addition, Hurley charged, the U.S. Coast Guard and other U.S. military personnel may well have been involved in at least one assassination attempt connected with the case.

CMA President Hurley chats with Joint Chiefs of Staff Charman Richard B. Myers, left, and outgoing Marine Commandant ‘ James L. Jones


The last of the independent reporters was embraced by the Lord at 92, as senior White House Reporter Sarah McClendon made a seamless journey to her eternal reward after a lifetime of seeking the Truth.

After her funeral Mass, the National Press Club sponsored a memorial event that attracted 300 of her colleagues and friends in what was a truly edifying tribute.

Most of the great and near-great of the world sent condolences or were present at the Press Club. Helen Thomas. Sam Donaldson, Mark Russell and an array of other Washington luminaries extolled her virtues and dedication to what was right.

Former President Bill Clinton gave a video tribute and President George W. Bush sent Ari Fleischer, who made a presentation to Sarah’s family of the brass plate with her name on it that spent over a half a century affixed to her seat in the White House Press Room

Ari, however, omitted in his remarks the fact that Sarah’s press credentials were lifted when the White House, after the first six months of this Administration, failed to provide her with the required letter of certification.

One of Sarah’s last acts was to vote for the current administration of the Confederate Memorial Association at the CMA board meeting. There has been an unremitting attempt at a regime change at the Confederate heritage group by Washington politicians who preferred a race©based look at history for contemporary political gain. The litigation to accomplish this has spanned the last 15 years and, at one point, Sarah was individually served as a CMA board member to place her assets in jeopardy unless she gave her proxy to these lobbyist and politicians.

Although served in the Veterans Hospital and extremely weak, she knew what was at stake, and summarily sent these unscrupulous pettifoggers packing.

We are proud to say that she died as a committed trustee of the Confederate Memorial Association who was dedicated to the premise that a viable culture is one that never stops fighting for the recognition of the dignity and the decency of all its people.


In a scandal reminiscent of Watergate, evidence is now showing that a key officer of the Federal Criminal Investigators Association (FCIA) illegally targeted the Confederate Memorial Association in a federally funded operation that included a physical assault on the CMA’s president.

David Eno was brought in as the commander of the Jefferson Davis Camp No 305 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans to succeed Richard T. Hines, a lobbyist for a U.S. Special Forces contractor.

Hines had orchestrated the litigation against the CMA and was a principal supporter of Kirk Lyons, the noted white supremacist who had represented the Aryan Nations and several other racist operations out of his Black Mountain, North Carolina law office.

Hines is the son-in-law of the late Bubba Jim Mayes, who owned an 8,000©acre cotton operation in South Carolina.

Eno worked for Congressman Benjamin Gilman, Chairman of the House International Relations Committee, before he undertook his present assignment with the National Credit Union Administration. Hurley said that Eno knew of a $400,000 secret credit union account that funded the CMA litigation and had been dealing with a foreign agent who was active in the case.

During the litigation, Eno had funneled thousands of dollars in scholarships to benefit the children of FCIA members. The scholarships went to Patrick Henry College in Virginia where U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft’s wife serves on the board

Judge John H. Bayly and Judge William Jackson of the D.C. Superior Court knew of the account but quashed a subpoena for it despite the fact that Hurley had been jailed after claiming that the account was part of the fraudulent lawsuit against him.

Federal domestic law enforcement cannot work with the U.S. military, according the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. Col. Jeffrey Addicott has represented Jefferson Davis Camp No. 305 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a litigant against the CMA. Col. Addicott has said that Posse Comitatus should be reevaluated. Addicott now teaches at the Saint Mary’s University Law School in San Antonio, Texas.

Saint Mary’s Law School hosts all-expense paid trips for Supreme Court Justices to Vienna, Austria.

Time’s Jan. 27 Issue
T ime’s Feb. 3 Issue


Time magazine reported in its July 27, 2003 issue that President George W. Bush had reinstated the practice of sending a presidential wreath to the Confederate monument at Arlington National Cemetery that had been suspended by his father.

The practice was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914 to commemorate the birthday of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

The article suggested that the current President Bush reinstated the practice as pay-back for the financing of the South Carolina primary campaign for Bush that savaged Senator John McCain, his rival in that campaign. Richard Hines, one of Washington’s most powerful lobbyists with frequent connections to the West Wing at the highest levels (and a registered foreign agent at the time), had organized and financed the Bush primary effort which gained national notoriety for its vitriolic racial content.

An ally of Hines, Vicki Heilig, who holds a national security clearance, was quoted in the article. Hines declined to comment.


In Time’s February 3, 2003 issue, a correction was published. Based upon documents supplied by the White House, Time is now saying that the documents indicate that the date was merely changed from Jefferson Davis’ birthday to the federal Memorial Day holiday, and that former President Bill Clinton had continued the practice.


If the retraction is true, why is it that no Confederate heritage group or individual has heard of such a wreath, nor has former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta?

An Unauthorized Photo

Vicki Heilig, whose security clearance is being challenged by the CMA, receives the wreath from President George W. Bush.


When President George W. Bush Swore in William Donaldson in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, he expressed optimism that corporate securities fraud that had destroyed public confidence in the market would be eliminated.

Under a court order of Judge John H. Bayly that was upheld by Judge William Jackson of the D.C. Superior Court, the securities account of the CMA was switched from an investment account to a checking account by SunTrust without notifying the CMA board.

Vicki Heilig, a litigant against the CMA, was employed by the National Association of Securities Dealers when the account was shifted. Donaldson is a past chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, which is an integral part of the NASD.

John Edward Hurley, Chairman of the CMA board, said that he was sure that under the new leadership this securities fraud would be exposed.

Hurley also said that irregularities should be investigated concerning Alan Rothenberg, Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Premier Federal Credit Union, who had been acting as the attorney for the Jefferson Davis Camp No. 305 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. This Camp had been identified as one that had been working with white supremacist Kirk Lyons, a lawyer for supremacist causes and an SCV officer. David Eno, from the office of legal counsel at the National Credit Union Administration, was commander of the Jefferson Davis Camp No. 305. Hurley said that Eno knew of the CMA litigation involved the NCUA, but acted on behalf of his private interests without revealing his position with a federally funded agency.

CMA President Hurley with former
EC Chairman Harvey Pitt, left.


Due to inclement weather, the Confederate Hunt Party, a traditional event for CMA members and their friends, has been postponed until Saturday, May 10.

The Hunt party offers a unique opportunity to enjoy Southern hospitality with horses, hams and hounds.

Guests are encouraged to arrive about noon in little Washington, Virginia, and park in General Parking. They should then proceed to the area marked for Mr. Hurley and the Confederate Memorial Association.

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