Trump Energy Appointee Claims His Disqus Account Was Hacked, Says He Didn’t Call Obama’s Mother A “Whore”

CNN reports:

President Donald Trump’s appointee to a Department of Energy post says inflammatory comments that appeared to have been made by him online were the result of “cyber attacks and Internet crimes” committed against him over the past several years by “imposters in social media.”

William C. Bradford, Trump’s appointee to head the Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy, made the claim in response to significant evidence uncovered by CNN’s KFile that suggests an account on the online commenting service Disqus belongs to him.

The account was made private earlier this year but is linked to Bradford through the Google cache. The user commented on articles written by Bradford and made clear references to being the author of the articles. In one comment, the account directed a fellow commenter to contact him at Bradford’s email address and phone number.

See the “fake” Disqus comments at the link. As you can see below, Bradford has quite a social media history.

But wait, there’s more:

When last we met William Bradford, he had just published an article in the National Security Law Journal (NSLJ) accusing centrist national-security-law professors of treason and advocating prosecuting them for providing material support to terrorists.

After many scholars, including me, pointed out that the article was both absurd and deeply offensive, the NSLJ repudiated the article. (Alas, the journal has since scrubbed the repudiation from its website.)

Bradford’s article was not his first brush with controversy He was forced to resign from Indiana University at Indianapolis after Inside Higher Education revealed that he had lied about his military service, falsely claiming, inter alia, that he had fought in Desert Storm and Bosnia and had won a Silver Star.

Bradford then later resigned from West Point — whose decision to hire him still boggles the mind — after it came to light that he had falsely claimed that he had been an assistant professor at the National Defense University (NDU), run by the Department of Defense.