Terry McAuliffe, perennial Democratic partisan and Clintonite, wants to be Governor of Virginia.

But he has a problem.

A big problem, Terry McAuliffe’s Solyndra.  Go read the article at the link.  All you need to know is in this Dukakis-in-a-tank-like photo:

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While the issue had received attention, it was mostly among those already tuning in.

Then Watchdog.org run by The Franklin Center did FOIA digging, and turned up some juicy nuggets about GreenTech which are embarrassing to McAuliffe, and voila, LAWFARE.

From an e-mail circulated by The Franklin Center:

This week a lawsuit was filed against us for stories my investigative team in Virginia did in exposing potential problems and questionable business dealings with a green energy company called GreenTech. 

What makes this story important is the close ties this company has with “former” chairman and Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Terry McAuliffe and the fact that Hillary Clinton’s brother is also involved with this company.

Our investigation obviously struck a nerve.  So much so, that attorneys for the Clinton/McAuliffe tied company are suing us for $85 Million.

Yes you are reading that correctly …. $85 million.  This appears to me to be a case of intimidation.

Ed Morrissey further reports:

Yesterday in the Green Room, I linked to a Jim Geraghty column at NRO about the reaction from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) after Terry McAuliffe’s GreenTech Automotive applied for grants.  A FOIA request produced internal memos showing that VEDP became very suspicious that GTA was “a visa-for-sale scheme,” which Watchdog.org posted after getting access to the internal communications.  McAuliffe, who is running for governor in Virginia this year against current Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, has yet to explain the memos, but his former firm has responded by, er … suing Watchdog for $85 million.

Now everyone will know about it and it will dominate many news cycles and probably the entire campaign, because McAuliffe’s buds have unleashed The Streisand Effect:

In 2003, Kenneth Adelman took photographs of Streisand’s Malibu mansion for a US government sanctioned project called California Coastal Records Project, which has the goal of documenting changes in the California coastline. Streisand sued Adelman, and Pictopia.com based on privacy laws. The suit failed, since the photographs were taken from public airspace, and the image of her mansion was among 12,000 other images for the project. In the month following the lawsuit, the site was visited over 400,000 times.

 
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