Neal Augenstein, wtop.com
WASHINGTON - The former attorney for D.C. Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey says he is running for the White House while suing its current occupant, WTOP has learned.
Montgomery Blair Sibley, who is currently prohibited from practicing law after sanctions from the New York and Florida state courts, the District of Columbia Superior Court and 13 federal courts -- including the U.S. Supreme Court -- also has filed a civil suit against President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen, the Justice Department and two unnamed U.S. Marshals.
Sibley orchestrated the political and legal flurry when Palfrey was indicted for running an escort service in the nation's capital and threatened to share the names in her "little black book."
In an April 2008 trial, while represented by another attorney, Palfrey was convicted. She committed suicide two weeks later, before being sentenced.
In his lawsuit filing, Sibley seeks a jury trial to oust Obama from office, or prevent him from being on the 2012 ballot "insomuch as he is not a 'natural born Citizen.'"
Sibley -- often criticized by judges and opposing counsel for filing countless lawsuits and motions attacking the concentration of governmental power in the hands of a few -- hypothesizes that he could win the election.
"By securing a bare majority of the votes in 26 states and DC (Sibley) could secure the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to be elected president," Sibley writes in his pro se filing.
With no financial backing, Sibley seems to believe the country's anger with politicians could spur a massive outpouring of write-in support.
Sibley, hoping for an Internet groundswell, envisions "a multiplier effect" and a campaign "which has known no like since Leonidas of Sparta chose the ground at Thermopylae to make his stand."
To see Sibley's website for his presidential run, click here.
(Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)
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