Maine Governor Paul LePage Met 8 Different Times with Known Domestic Terrorist Group

Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo

Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo

A book written by a liberal activist is causing quite a lot of commotion for Maine’s Governor Paul LePage.  It details several meetings he conducted with a group classified by the FBI and Maine law enforcement as belonging to a “known domestic terrorist movement.”

The group is called the Sovereign Citizens, or sometimes referred to as the Constitutional Coalition.  And according to Mike Tipping’s book and records he obtained, the governor has met with this group eight different times.

Just to give you an idea of how insane this group is, they believe that the government is gearing up for a Christian holocaust, that it uses various mind-control techniques and that it was behind both the 9/11 attacks and the Sandy Hook shooting.

Again, he met with this group eight different times. 

In a statement released by his press secretary, LePage said that the governor has met “hundreds of Mainers hearing thousands of ideas, concerns and suggestions.  Hearing those ideas during constituent meetings does not translate to the governor endorsing the ideas of others.”

There’s a huge difference between having a quick meet and greet with someone who might be linked with extremely radical ideologies and conspiracies to “hear them out” as a constituent, and holding eight different meetings with a group considered by the FBI to be linked to domestic terrorism.

And don’t tell me the governor didn’t vet this group before associating with them that many times.  He knew exactly who they were and what they believed in.

Tipping also wrote that according to the hosts of Aroostook Watchmen, a radical right-wing radio show broadcast on WXME, LePage discussed with them the hanging and execution of Democrats for what they considered treason. 

Here’s a link to the broadcast dated February 4, 2013 where the hosts discuss their meeting with LePage.

And it’s not like LePage has a moderate history.  In the past he’s accused President Obama of hating white people and has tried to loosen restrictions on child labor laws.

Then even if you want to buy into his line that meeting with someone or a group doesn’t mean you endorse their views, that still doesn’t excuse meeting with a radical extremist group eight different times.  

Hell, he shouldn’t be meeting with a group labeled by Maine law enforcement and the FBI as being linked to a “known domestic terrorist movement” at all.  Not even once.

If Maine reelects this guy, they should be ashamed of themselves.  I don’t see how anyone can excuse someone meeting eight different times with a group who believes that Sandy Hook was a “false flag” and that our government was behind 9/11.

But that’s exactly what LePage did – eight different times. 


Allen Clifton

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  • JZ71

    Public officials have a duty to meet with any of their constituents that want to meet, even the “nut jobs”. It’s part of the job description, and meeting does not mean agreeing.

    • Jason Roder

      And yet it seems he does agree with them. Did you read the whole article or just skim?

      • strayaway

        The Governor met with someone form the Constitutional Coalition “which is affiliated with the Sovereign Citizen movement” according to the Huffington Post. It was the Sovereign Citizen Movement, not the Constitutional Coalition, that was cited as being a “domestic terrorist group”. HP did not elaborate on whatever the differences might be or what “affiliated with” means. Is the “Constitutional Coalition” also defined as a ““known domestic terrorist movement” (source please)? I’m interested in knowing what acts of domestic terrorism the Sovereign Citizen movement or the Constitutional Coalition is guilty of; a detail not mentioned in this article. If associating with a member of the Sovereign Citizen movement or the Constitutional Coalition makes one a domestic terrorist, does Barack Obama’s associations with William Ayers and Frank Marshall Davis, a domestic terrorist and Communist make the President a domestic terrorist? I don’t think so but, if not, why not apply a different standard to Maine’s governor?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Is that like the Sein Fein being the “legal arm” of the IRA and therefore NOT responsible for the many bombings in England and Ireland?

      • strayaway

        Maybe it is. I don’t know. The question I asked was “what acts of domestic terrorism the Sovereign Citizen movement or the Constitutional Coalition is guilty of”? So far, no one has listed any. So maybe it is like the relationship between Sein Fein and the IRA which had a record of violent acts if someone can come up with the list of either groups’ domestic terrorist acts. The again, maybe the term “domestic terrorist” is being tossed around like the Nazis accused Jews of all sorts of unproven things.

      • Stephen Barlow

        If it was one exclusive meeting, maybe. If it were a casual “hi how are you” at a membership meeting maybe. If it was EIGHT SECRET indepth, agenda sorting and planning meetings with the ALL WHITE SUPREMECYST SOVEREIGN CITIZEN’s masquerading as the COnstituional Coalition to discuss UNCONSTITUTIONAL plans like MURDER and SEDITION..

        Well then NO, it’s not a simple ‘meet & greet” in passing.

        Wasn’t the Ruby Ridge FELON a Sovereign Citizen?

        THe Tax Cheat and trespasser Bundy a Sovereign Citizen?

        From the FBI website:

        “They could be dismissed as a nuisance, a loose network of individuals living in the United States who call themselves “sovereign citizens” and believe that federal, state, and local governments operate illegally. Some of their actions, although quirky, are not crimes. The offenses they do commit seem minor, like creating false license plates, driver’s licenses, and even currency. (FRAUD, COUNTERFIETING, VOTER FRAUD???? hahahaha)

        However, a closer look at sovereign citizens’ more severe crimes, from financial scams to impersonating or threatening law enforcement officials, gives reason for concern. If someone challenges (e.g., a standard traffic stop for false license plates) their ideology, the behavior of these sovereign-citizen extremists quickly can escalate to violence. Since 2000, lone-offender sovereign-citizen extremists have killed six law enforcement officers.

        STRAYAWAY? ARE YOU ADVOCATING, SUPPORTING AND PROMOTING THE MURDER OF COPS!!!!

        In 2010, two Arkansas police officers.”stopped sovereign-citizen extremists Jerry Kane and his 16-year-old son Joseph during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 40. Joseph Kane jumped out of the vehicle and opened fire with an AK-47 assault rifle, killing both officers.

      • strayaway

        No, I’m not interested in succession. Nice try, but I am interested in following Constitutional means of impeaching certain presidents who significantly violate their oath of office.

        I’ve got one for you since you are so into loyalty oaths today. If someone knowingly or carelessly spread diseases around the country and suppressed the information would that be, in effect, an act of domestic terrorism?

      • Jason Roder

        Too late. W is already out of office.

      • JZ71

        Some people are very, very persistent in their efforts to meet with public officials, speak before public bodies and/or to express their opinions on public forums. And based on my experience, the more narrowly-focused any person or group is on ANY issue, the more persistent that person or group will be in pushing that agenda. For an elected official, sometimes it’s better to meet in private, even multiple times, to “listen” to them, than to have public meetings or events disrupted or delayed by the same people who believe that their voices are not being heard.

        I don’t know the nuances of public participation in Maine, nor do I know the political leanings of this governor, but I’m much more inclined to look at the governor’s record than trying to indict him with guilt by association (which this article is trying to do). I’d also be much more suspicious of an elected official refusing to meet with any group or constituent based solely on their political leanings or agenda.

    • BD

      Nonsense… do you really believe that any citizen who wants to can get a meeting with the governor? How many times have you met your governor? Why don’t you shoot him/her an email requesting a meeting and then hold your breath for a response.

      • Stephen Barlow

        HEY, Bridget Kelly couldn’t get a meeting with Governor Christ Christie and he had to walk THOUGH her office to get to his EVERY DAY!!!!

    • korhal

      There’s a difference between meeting with them once to “talk,” and meeting with them EIGHT TIMES.

    • Karen

      E I G H T

      times:

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    • Stephen Barlow

      ACTUALLY, they DO NOT. If that were true, the HASTERT RULE would not be viable.

      PLEASE show us all WHERE this DUTY is defined in the COnstitution or elsewhere.

  • BD

    I guess the whole “we don’t negotiate with terrorists” rhetoric is out the window if they’re right wing, anti-gubmint, Xtian terrorists.

    • Eg Kbbs

      BD- when it comes to domestic terrorists, we DON’T negotiate. We go straight to folding and asking them for their bidding.

  • Stephen Barlow

    Isn’t ‘Conspiracy to commit murder” an high enough crime to be worthy of impeachment?

    • Sometimes it’s just Nuts

      screw impeachment….these people deserve nothing so calm….THEY DESERVE PITCHFORKS and trust me people are already carrying them.

  • surfjac

    mr. lepage is sure they’re not terrorists cuz’ they got real ‘Murikan names like Joe and Pete not Julio or Hussein and their skin is the “right” color.

  • Johnny Wishbone

    What terrorist acts have they engaged in?

  • Dadsword

    Why has no-one asked Tipping where he got his information and to prove it? Don’t try and tell me Tipping is 100% honest with his facts that have his extreme liberal spin.

  • Sarah Pearce

    OK…Let me explain this to everyone…this group he met with consists of Ron Paulers and anarchists (yea semantics, they want the same thing). These people were very instrumental with getting him elected, most of them (leadership anyway) are old GOP political allies, Maine Tea Party people, people I have known for years. Once the Pauler movement came to Maine those destined to CC’ers jumped over to Paul. After the election the Gov, who knows why, continued to meet with these anarchists. I was very upset and told him these people are dangerous, but he did not listen. I and other were engaged in political war with these Paulers and I severed my connections to the Governor over his insistence in staying friends with these people, who just wanted to use the Gov. to get what they wanted. These people are the same people that tried to invade the Governors Mansion during the the Occupy movements heyday. Get it right Tipping. If you were truly in the know you would know all those names are old (now kicked out) Tea Party people, at least the Mainers are. The out of staters are Paulers. Get it right Tipping.