CI VIEW: UVA President Sullivan and VA Gov McAuliffe failing to the top in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE (BNN) — On Labor Day, the University of Virginia college town of only 40,000 residents was still reeling from the white nationalist/neo-Nazi riots that brought the tragic deaths of 32-year-old Heather Heyer and Virginia State Troopers Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Berke M. Bates during Unite the Right rally over the removal of General Robert E. Lee‘s statue in Emancipation Park.

[Pro-Confederate Labor Day protest filmed by Capitol Intelligence/BBN using CI Glass over the removal of Robert E. Lee statue at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia. September 4, 2017]

But the shock is quickly turning into anger against University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for failing in their moral obligation to properly ensure the safety and security of UVA students and the citizens of Charlottesville.   

African-American Charlottesville residents such as Garcia Johnson and Cavalier Barbers owner Eric Massie were dumbfounded to learn that University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan could have stopped the alt-right Tiki torchlight protest Friday, August 11 by exercising a Virginia law that makes it a Class 6 felony for anyone who burns an object with the objective to “place another person in reasonable fear or apprehension of death or bodily injury.” 18.2-423.01 of the Virginia Code.

[University of Florida in Gainesville Adjunct Professor Stacy Heck and Cavalier Barbers owner Eric Massie speak to Capitol Intelligence using CI Glass (google glass) on Robert E. Lee statue and White Nationalist riot at Charlottesville, Virginia. September 4, 2017.]

In an interview with the UVA college newspaper Cavalier on August 31, 2017, both UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan and UVA Law School Dean Risa Goluboff said they were were only made aware of the Virginia felony statute after the Unite the Right riots claimed three lives.

“If it were me, I would be in federal prison serving a lengthy sentence,” said an US Army service member from Charlottesville.

The University Board of Visitors, or the supervising board of the UVA, is scheduled to meet in Charlottesville on September 13-15 to review Sullivan’s actions during the protests. However, few expect the UVA board headed by Frank M. “Rusty” Conner III, who heads the M&A practice at Covington & Burling, to call for the immediate termination of President Sullivan and Law School Dean Risa Goluboff for incompetence in their handling of the Friday night protest on the UVA lawn. Conner declined to comment at time of publication.

Sullivan announced in January she would not seek another term as president and her contract expires in 2018.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was also able to avoid being held directly accountable for the tragic death of Heather Heyer for his failure to separate the Alt-right/White Supremacists from the peaceful counter-protesters/anarchic extreme left Black Bloc and Antifa.

[No Global and Black Bloc Rioters filmed by Capitol Intelligence/BBN using CI Glass  at Franklin Square (14th and K Street Northwest following the inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President. January 20, 2017]

Governor McAuliffe also made the decision not to be fully briefed by Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) about clear and present dangers posed by the extremist cells within the Alt-right and extreme left contingent traveling to Charlottesville.

In fact, than Acting Washington DC Police Chief Peter Newsham ordered his officers to take pro-active steps to isolate the dangerous and ultra-extremist elements of Black Bloc, No Global and Antifa that came to DC with the sole purpose of infiltrating what would have been otherwise peaceful anti-Trump protests.

The stark contrast of the  Washington DC MPD handling of the Trump inauguration and MacAuliffe’s handling of Charlottesville speak for themselves:

Washington DC: Trump Inauguration: 230 arrests, no deaths

Charlottesville:  Alt-right demonstration: 4 arrests, 3 deaths.

Rather than being held accountable for easily avoidable riots in downtown Charlottesville and the death of Heather Heyer, McAuliffe brilliantly and cynically exploited the inept and alarmingly ill-informed statements by President Donald Trump to launch himself as the favorite to be the Democratic nominee for President in 2020.

“Donald Trump is the modern day reincarnation of Andrew Jackson, the founder of the Democratic Party,” one notable Republican said. “Jackson used to fight duels, Trump tweets.”

Hilary Shelton, the Washington DC head of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), said he received a barrage of calls from Republican friends all reminding him that the party was founded because of its opposition to slavery.

[The failed and defunct GreenTech Automotive green car plant founded by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour using CI Glass at Robinsonville (Tunica), Mississippi.]

Terry McAuliffe  the close political ally and personal confidante to former President Bill Clinton and twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton —  always manages to avoid objective scrutiny in the case of Charlottesville or the ongoing corruption scandal in regards to the failed Chinese backed GreenTech Automotive venture in the heart of severally economically depressed Delta Mississippi.

In an unwelcome form of bi-partisanship, Terry McAuliffe joined forces with former Mississippi Governor and Washington DC influence peddler Haley Barbour to sell US Green cards via the EB-5 visa program to a number of questionable Chinese investors to build a “next-generation” electric car plant Tunica, Mississippi. GreenTech promised to create nearly a thousand of well-paying jobs in the Delta.

McAuliffe ties to questionable mainland Chinese investors runs deep. McAuliffe, as a board member of the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation was credited in winning a USD 2m donation Chinese billionaire Wang Wenliang.  Wang is the operator of  Port of Dandong on the border of North Korea and was expelled last year from the Chinese national legislature in a high profile “vote buying” purge by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Not only did McAuliffe/Barbour leave Delta residents high and dry, it also cost Mississippi tax payers dearly as McAuliffe/Barbour defaulted a Mississippi state back loan.  In July, the Republican Auditor of Mississippi,  Stacey Pickering, demanded that GreenTech repay the state some USD 6.4m back to state coffers.

[Former Mississippi Governor and BGR founder Haley Barbour filmed by Capitol Intelligence/BBN using CI Glass with US Transport Sec. Anthony Foxx and International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa at National Press Club.  September 9, 2015]

Bill Luckett, the former Mayor of Clarksdale, Ms. and business partner with Morgan Freeman in the world renowned Clarksdale blues club Groundzero, said greedy is the simplest way to describe Barbour and McAuliffe.

McAulliffe, according to CNN, is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the Justice Department public integrity unit for gubernatorial campaign donations and “pay-to-play” violations during his time as a Clinton Foundation board member.

McAuliffe is term-limited and will be replaced as Governor either by former Republican National Party Chairman Ed Gillespie or by Democratic candidate and current Lt. Governor Ralph Northam from Eastern Shore Virginia (Chincoteque).

While it remains to be seen how long UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan will remain in office or whether Terry McAuliffe will head the Democratic ticket in 2020, Charlottesville residents are uniting together to bring constructive change to their community in forms of better education and greater economic opportunity.

[Great Dwellings Chief Operating Officer and serial entrepreneur William Bruner speaks to Capitol Intelligence/BBN using CI Glass on company plans to expand in Charlottesville, Virginia. September 4, 2017.]

One positive step will be the arrival of young serial entrepreneurs such as William Bruner who is opening Washington, DC-based Great Dwellings’  Fortune 100 C-Suite event and bespoke event business in Charlottesville.

By PK Semler in Charlottesville, Virginia. For information please call +1-202-549-3399 or email

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