“Washington House hires outside firm to investigate a member”
The Washington state House on Monday hired a firm to investigate whether a member has engaged in, planned or promoted political violence and to determine the extent of his involvement with groups or people involved with such activities.
The chief clerk of the House, Bernard Dean, signed a contract with Kathy Leodler, a former FBI agent who is head of the Rampart Group, to investigate Rep. Matt Shea.”
“Wilcox said he was glad to see the scope of the contract, saying that the chief clerk made plain that ‘this is about political violence,'” by Rachel LaCorte, Associated Press.
“GOP leader J.T. Wilcox on farm life, rural values and WA politics”
“The politician’s sensibilities flow from Wilcox Family Farms, a 110-year-old institution situated in the shadow of Mount Rainier.”
“Washington state’s 2nd Legislative District covers a wide swath of rural Pierce and Thurston counties. It includes at least two famous points of frequent New Age interest: the summit of Mount Rainier, which has been called a “saucer magnet” for its history of UFO sightings, and J.Z. Knight’s Ramtha School of Enlightenment in Yelm, featuring channeled teachings from an ancient entity. But on the ground it seems like a place anchored in part by both innovative and hardworking pragmatists.
“One such nexus is the Wilcox Family Farms, about 60 miles outside of Seattle between Yelm and Eatonville,” by Knute Berger, Crosscut.