Evidence is a wonderful thing. When you have transcripts, voice mails, depositions, affidavits, old love letters and other forms of proof it provides a depth of insight which the disordered generally think they can ignore.
NOTES: If you find a broken link, or one which no longer exists, contact me so I can repost the exhibit. I was told in early July 2018 by a journalist, who has reason to know, John is attempting to clean up his online presence. See more at due-diligence.
Morgan Gell was my first-born child from my first marriage, which took place when I was 17. Her father, Richard L. Barteaux was a psychopath, as is Morgan. Her husband, Jay, who frequently posts lies about me, is for disinformation hire. One of his former employers, Van Hughes, now deceased, once told me he is good for research but not to trust his other assertions about competence.
Other People You Will Meet Here
Craig Franklin – See Website
Melinda’s former husband.
Dan O’Dowd – Craig’s boss at Green Hills Software, Inc., a drone contractor for the DOD.
See Drone Free Zone
All of the individuals involved with John Fund and his co-conspirators Dick Cheney, and Karl Rove and included in this Time Line – Narrative, which is a little complex, as you will see.
1979 – John Fund gets his first job as a political operative working for Ed Crane and the
Kochs to gain control of the Libertarian nomination for president.
1981 – Summer – Melinda Pillsbury-Foster and Janice Vargo take a trip to Northern
California to visit family and see friends from the Libertarian Party. Stopping in Sacramento they meet John Fund, who has promised them a tour of the Capitol.
John uses the occasion to ask Melinda to have her brother, Charles Arthur Pillsbury, who was a Legislative Assistant and in law school at Davis, to get him a job. Surprised, Melinda told him she would prefer he did not.
Melinda later learns from her brother John contacted him directly and told him he
was her boy friend, which was untrue.
1982 – John Fund begins an internship with Evans and Novak with money provided by a fundraiser put on by Melinda’s supporters in California.
At this time, Melinda did not know Fund had been working for the Crane Machine to take the LP Nomination for President. This information was withheld by Eric Garris and Justin Raimondo who admitted this in their newsletter for Anti War in 2006, when, according to Lew Rockwell, they accepted he would never pay them off for having covered for him. Garris and Rockwell were both Crane supporters.
1983 – John goes to work at Evans and Novak in Washington D. C., working part time writing for The Star.
1984 – April – At the recommendation of Robert Novak Fund is hired at the Wall Street
Journal as a deputy editorial features editor.
1985 – Fund named a member of the WSJ Editorial Board. He will remain so until 2001.
1986 – October – Fund becomes an editorial page writer specializing in politics and
NOTE: In 1988 Melinda is married to Craig Franklin and views John as an old friend. In the interim, 1988 – 1999, Melinda’s youngest daughter, who was admitted to Mt. Holyoke, ends up going to Hillsdale on John’s recommendation. This was a questionable choice since Mt. Holyoke was far superior and cost the same. John continually asks Melinda to have Ayn come see him when he is at Hillsdale speaking. Ayn declines to do so.
Dates, information, and documents on Morgan will now appear.
January 22, 1998 – “Citation for Conservatorship,” issued by the Superior Court of Santa
Barbara, Case No. 222783, Judge Thomas R. Adams, Dated January 22,
1998, naming her as conservator for her disabled son, Arthur. Melinda
remains Arthur’s caretaker in 2018.
March 22, 1998 – Arthur Foster shoots himself through the palate into the brain due to
emotional abuse by Craig Franklin who told him he did not want to be
bothered with him two weeks earlier.
March 28, 1998 – Morgan calls Melinda at the hospital and tells her she needs a heart
transplant, attempting to persuade her to turn off Arthur’s life support.
This is a flat lie. She was paid $10,000 to do this by Craig Franklin, who
made the payment as noted as ‘for her heart problem.’ He was well aware
Morgan had no such problem.
This payment is mentioned in a conflict between Franklin and Morgan.
Franklin wanted to be repaid as Morgan was not able to ensure her brother
did not survive.
July 5, 1998 – Letter to Scott Franklin from Melinda
Melinda reminds Scott of his previous behavior which made it impossible to
trust him with the other children. 2018 – Scott is still in prison for hiring a
hitman to kill his estranged wife. Informationhttps://craigfranklin.blogspot.com/2014/08/update-on-whereabouts-of-jonathan-scott.html
September 1998 – Eugene Volokh, who Morgan has been dating for over two years, dumps
October 1998 – Morgan is on a trip to New York, London and Paris with Craig, her adopted
father when on October 26th, she begins a sexual relationship with John Fund.
Melinda is in the hospital for a corneal transplant.
January 25, 1999 – Note to attorney on disappearance of Franklin’s Will.
March 8, 1999 – MORGAN – Record of Abortion
The abortion took place March 8, 1999 at Pacifica Women’s Health Care in
March 1999 – “Ayn Declaration, 1999,”
Declaration by Melinda’s daughter, Ayn, which includes testimony of abuse
of Melinda by Franklin.
NOTE: A few documents are included from the divorce to show what was at stake for Craig and Dan O’Dowd and also to establish the ongoing cooperation between Craig and John Fund.
September 17, 1998 – Documents from law suit filed by Glenn Hightower against Dan
Annexed hereto and marked as Exhibit 7, Nos a, b., c, d, and e, are true and exact copies of the originals in my possession of the following court documents:
[a.] Glenn Hightowervs. Daniel O’Dowd, Case No. BS 053127, Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, September 17, 1998, DECLARATION OF WAYNE B. WEISMAN FILED BY APPLICANT GLENN HIGHTOWER IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION”
[b.] “Glenn Hightowervs. Daniel O’Dowd, Case No. BS 053127, Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, HIGHTOWER’S OPPOSITION TO O’DOWD’S MOTION FOR ORDER DISSOLVING PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, December 15, 1999, Filing Date September 2, 1998; [c.] Glenn Hightower vs. Daniel O’Dowd, Case No. BS 053127, Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, RESPONSE TO OBJECTION TO (PROPOSED FIRST MODIFIED INJUNCTION, December 15, 1999; September 17, 1998
[d.] “Glenn Hightowervs. Daniel O’Dowd, Case No. BS 053127, In the Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second Appellate District, REMITITUR,” Copy of original order, opinion or decision entered in the above-entitled cause of July 1, 1999 and that this order, opinion or decision has now become final, signed by Joseph A. Lane, Clerk, September 3, 1999. Opinion Hightower is likely to prevail if there is proof of unlawful action by O’Dowd.
[e.]AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION No. 72Y 180 0960 98,” a true and exact copy of the originals that are in my possession, which is a series of documents generated by the law suit filed by Hightower against Dan O’Dowd over O’Dowd’s exercise of their sudden death partnership agreement on January, 1998. Decision that unlawful action is not proved.
January 25, 1999 – Note to attorney on disappearance of Franklin’s Will.
March 1999 – “Ayn Declaration, 1999,”
Declaration by Melinda’s daughter, Ayn, which includes testimony of abuse
of Melinda by Franklin.
May 5, 1999 – Letter to Mr. Clark from Prudential Insurance
Craig continually stole my mail, or had it stolen and changed the address for
bills to be received as a form of harassment. Melinda was told this was
standard operating procedure for Misho Clients and the informant believed
Misho instructed them in how to do this.
August 16, 1999 – “Divorce Judgment, August16,1999,” From the Superior Court of Santa
Barbara from of Melinda’s divorce from Craig Franklin, Case No. 222675.
Awarded stock, to be paid for by Franklin, she never received it.
itemizing all items in the marital house.
June 1999 – Declaration by Doug Greene
Declaration itemizes lies told to Doug by Morgan.
September, 1999 – The Weasel Search Tape is made. Morgan sends it to Melinda for safe
keeping. Melinda gives it to her attorney.
Melinda was not speaking to Morgan because she had discovered
Morgan was being paid $5,000 a month to slander and libel her by
her then husband, Craig Franklin.
Morgan left California supposedly to work for Matthew Earl Jones in
New York. She told Melinda this did not work out but there is no
evidence this was ever true. The evidence leads to the conclusion
Morgan was having sex with Craig by September of 1998 after Eugene
dumped her and she lost her other value to Craig. In NY she began a
sexual relationship with John Fund. This was known to Craig because
Morgan was occupying another room from Craig’s and Fund answered
the phone in the morning when Craig was calling Morgan.
By report from Morgan, the two men agree to cooperate to destroy
Melinda’s credibility. Subsequent events support this partial
October 1999 – “Morgan Pillsbury – Franklin Transcript”
Morgan calls and records Craig Franklin admitting to fraud during his
divorce from Melinda. Craig is in Georgia at the time, attending a libertarian
conference, Advocates for Self-Government.
October 27, 1999 – Fax to the Wall Street Journal
John refuses to answer Melinda’s questions. Within 90 seconds this
fax is headed to the WSJ central receiving point. Melinda is later told it
was copied at least 5 times before hitting Fund’s desk.
November 28, 1999 – “Arthur Foster Medical Letters,” These document the permanence of
the disabilities resulting from two major brain injuries.
December 2000 – January 2001
John Fund calls one of his girl friends while staying with Morgan at
Melinda’s apartment in New York at the Rivergate on 34th Street.
February 9, 2000 – Law suit – “Pillsbury-Foster v GHS, Inc., Daniel O’Dowd, Jacqueline
Misho, and Does 1 – 100, Superior Court of the State of California,
County of Santa Barbara, Case No. 233136, 2nd Amended Complaint for
(1) Battery, (2) Fraud/Conspiracy to commit Fraud (3) Declaratory
Relief” a true and exact copy of the original that is in my possession, which
was filed by Porter against GHS and principals.
July 22, 2000 – JOHN FUND’S WOMEN – Diane Sykes
January 20, 2001 – John Fund’s calls to Diane Sykes from Melinda’s NY apartment
February 22, 2001 – “Morgan Pillsbury Deposition,”in the matter of Case No. 233136.
The suit was settled before Morgan could read the deposition and
certify it as true and accurate. It was therefore illegal for it to be given
February 30, 2001 – GREEN HILLS SOFTWARE Power of Attorney– presented as
providing Melinda with absolute protection.
May 23, 2001 – Franklin Complaint – Morgan Bankruptcy
May 24, 2001 – Loan Document: Morgan
Morgan was asked to go to Santa Barbara and meet Craig in the office of
Jacqueline Misho, Craig’s attorney. There, he demanded she sign a loan
agreement for the money he had already paid her for assisting him to
July 2001 – Morgan moves in with John at his apartment in Jersey City. Against advice and objections from Melinda Morgan makes the Tape she made to prove to Melinda she was not lying, again, to John Connelly, who uses the contents to validate statements made in his article, published September 4, 2001 on Weasel Search, titled, “Sex, Lies, and the Tape: The John Fund Story,”
August 27, 2001 – Morgan Response to Craig’s suit on her bankruptcy
September 2001 – Carol Divine Molin – A Republican Woman Activist.
Molin calls Melinda to tell her Morgan is in grave danger if she stays with
Fund. We later discover she has a very brief fling with Fund and wants
this to be repeated. No accounting for taste.
September 4, 2001 – The WeaselSearch Tape is published along with the article Fund attempted to block. Instead of appearing in Talk Magazine it appears only online at a site called WeaselSearch. Later, it will be hosted at AmericanPoliticalJournal until 2018.
November 12, 2001 – Charges of domestic violence in Jersey City, 2001
November 16, 2001 – Legal Correspondence and Expense, Talk Magazine
November 22, 2001 – IM dialog between Matt Drudge and “John Fund,” actually Morgan
November 27, 2001 – Morgan forwards John’s Star Wars Article to Melinda
December 4, 2001 – Morgan’s rejection of coerced statement
December 5, 2001 – John asks Morgan to pick up another Citibank card for him.
December 29, 2001 – Melinda’s Email to Fund cautioning him to start telling the truth
December 29, 2001 – Email from Morgan to Melinda
December 31, 2001 – Email to Melinda from John
December 30, 2001 – Email from John Fund to Melinda responding to email from Melinda
January 4, 2002 – Wedding arrangements
Melinda was not thrilled, but Morgan cannot be dissuaded.
January 13, 2002 – JOHN FUND – Correspondence with Michele Davis
Michele was clearly in John’s sights, either as support and or as a
possible love interest.
January 16, 2002 – Gene Gaudette and Sidney Blumenthal IM about beating out John Fund
to get information to Lloyd Grove of the Washington Post.
January 17, 2002 – Correspondence with Michele Davis
January 13, 2002 – John Fund Email exchange with Gail Heriot
January 16, 2002 – Announcement wedding will not take place
January 18, 2002 – Email from Gail Heriot to John Fund on the cancellation of the wedding.
January 19, 2002 – Email to Morgan documenting gift of checks
January 21, 2oo2 – Email from Christine Reis Hall to John Fund, offering to provide, with
her friend, Julie Currie, opposition research on Morgan and Melinda. See link to understand this newly wedding Christian’s special
relationship with John.
January 24, 2002 – Notarized affidavit by Morgan, acquired by threats
January 24, 2002 – Handwritten undated letter to the Wall Street Journal
January 25, 2002 –Letter from Fidelity Investments
January 30, 2002 – Email from Lloyd Grove, also known as GroveL, stating Morgan had
supplied him with a photo, which she had not done.
February 21, 2002 – Police Report, 2002, New York
E-mail message from the woman in question to Professor Gail Heriot of
the University of San Diego School of Law.
This email was likely sent to Herriot by Morgan, who never
mentioned her habits to Melinda
March 7, 2002 – ARTICLE – In The Nation by Eric Alterman titled, “Back Into the Muck.”
Names Melinda as having, “sent her daughter, Morgan, to look up Fund when she came to town. One thing led to another and the results appear to have been a live-in relationship and an abortion. This is strange enough for a Wall Street Journal editorial writer who, although very much a gentleman in person, penned some of the most vicious and irresponsible material about Clinton and the Democrats outside the columns of this magazine. (Fund is also a ghostwriter for Rush Limbaugh.”
Morgan had first gone to bed with Fund while on an extended trip with her adopted father, Melinda’s former husband, Craig Franklin on October 26, 1998. This is a measure of the kind of lies Fund tells routinely. Melinda was in the hospital for a corneal transplant and knew nothing about Morgan’s activities of her whereabouts.
May 14, 2002 – ARTICLE from the Village Voice by Cynthia Cotts, titled, “John Fund:
Hope of Freedom.”
Melinda was briefly in NY and accompanied Morgan to the interview with
Cotts at a local restaurant.
June 8, 2002 – RuthlessPeople.com goes up, paid for by Melinda to defend Morgan and
herself from Fund’s libels. Melinda did not understand how politically
necessary Fund, a political operative and not strictly a journalist was to
June 23, 2002 – SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL – Kiss off Email to Morgan
July 4, 2002 – Email response from Alterman July 4, 2003
Having failed to contact Morgan or Melinda before writing a hit piece on her
Alterman blows off the objections received.
September 23, 2002 – RuthlessPeople as it appeared on this date.
2002 – John Fund Deposition, NY
November 2002 – Morgan calls Melinda to ask about the identity of U-Day, wondering if it is
something like EBay. She is assured this is a person and not a website.
As it turns out, the job of subcontracting to keep Saddam Hussein in Iraq is
being handled by Sidney Blumenthal for the Clintons. This, and not payment
for speaking engagements, if most likely the source of their sudden affluence.
Skeptical that even flat broke politicians like Bill and Hillary would commit
what Melinda thinks must be treason, she sends the email on to her friend, Dr.
Dean Ahmad. He confirms it originated in the Emirates and likely came
through from Baghdad.
In the mean time Eric Buchanan, the husband of the couple Morgan was staying with came up with the idea of putting a keylogger on Uday’s computer
using as a subject line, “Women without Veils.”
Melinda clearly makes a mistake in thinking someone, supposedly a friend,
working for the CIA will ensure she is protected when she blows the whistle.
For the longer story buy a copy of GREED – The NeoConning of America.
When John begs for support Cheney and Rove will have more reasons to
January 15, 2003 – Franklin Complaint Dismissal – Morgan Bankruptcy
January 23, 2003 – Answer and Verified Counterclaim of John H. Fund in
the case of Morgan Pillsbury v. John Fund, Citicorp Group and Jane Doe, Index
No. 121868/02 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.)
April 1, 2003 – Letter to Group Professionals
Threatening letter to the webmaster of Ruthlesspeople.com, the site Melinda
put up to defend Morgan against John’s attacks.
April 3, 2003 – Dan O’Dowd decides it is a good idea to give 100 orphans of veterans of the
War in Iraq $5,000 each for college.
On the Website, Fallen Heroes – Last Wish Foundation his thinking is stated as, “While watching a network broadcast showing the children of U.S. servicemembers who had been lost in the war in Iraq, Dan O’Dowd, CEO of Green Hills Software, Inc., realized that these children were shouldering the largest burden of the U.S. war effort. That is when the need for private action to provide for these children became clear to him.”
April 7, 2003 – Craig Franklin hands an enveloped copy of Morgan’s Deposition to Anne
Fisher, his then girl friend. Anne, if asked, would testify it was a Green Hills
envelope with the postage paid by the company in advance.
As they ate dinner Craig told Anne what the envelope contained.
April 8, 2003 – RuthlessPeople is down.
April 9, 2003 – Last Wish Foundation is incorporated by Green Hills Software, Inc.
April 10, 2003 – Last Wish Foundation – The foundation and its objectives are announced.
May 11, 2003 – Email exchange Alterman and Morgan, Mother’s Day 2003
Melinda, who was in NY, actually wrote the email as Morgan was not
capable of doing so and relied on Melinda for providing literate
May 15, 2003 – Eric Alterman’s hit piece, “Who Framed John Fund?” is published in
May 16, 2003 – Letter via email from Gail Heriot, Fund’s occasional bedmate, to Gene
Gaudette, Editor of American Politics Journal.
June 21, 2003 – John Fund’s hit site on Morgan
This site was the work of
Gail Heriot, who became John’s ‘girl friend’ and
occasional bedmate on January 18, 2002.
July 14, 2003 – The Nation – Article by and
‘Ugly Tactics Make for Ugly People.’ New York City
July 22, 2003- Wendy MacElroy trades a hit piece on Morgan for a gig at Fox News.
Melinda had known Wendy since the 70s but neither she or Morgan
were called and interviewed before the article, False Rape Charges
Hurt Real Victims, was published.
NOTE: This notification appeared upon attempting to visit the link above.
Try this: http://www.foxnews.com/story/2003/07/22/false-rape-charges-hurt-real-victims.html
Soon after this appeared Wendy McElroy was hired by Fox News, the
NeoCon MSM outlet.
August 30, 2003 – Incest Porn purchased by Craig Franklin and found in his trash by
Melinda’s PI and the bag containing these and other items was brought directly to her and opened as he watched.
July 14 ,2003 – The Nation – Article by and
‘Ugly Tactics Make for Ugly People’ – New York City
October 6, 2003 – Declaration by Morgan Pillsbury alleging criminal fraud by Franklin.
June 11, 2004 – Letter to Elle Magazine from Melinda regarding cancelled article
Katie Rosman asked for an exclusive and then stalled writing the
article until it was expedient for John. This was likely arranged
through Eric Alterman, who dated Katie, who he referred to as, “arm
August 27, 2004 – Letter regarding Elle Article from Jennifer Bambi, August 27, 2004
The decision has been made to not pursue the article.
August 4, 2005 – JOHN FUND – Letter to David Steinberger re: Mark Crispin Miller
John Fund enlisted the assistance of Gail Heriot in a campaign of slander and libel based on evidence which was constructed from coerced declarations and evidence obtained through an exchange of favors with Green Hills Software, Inc. The letter below is a continuation of this campaign which began in 2003, this time libeling Mark Crispin Miller, who challenged Eric Alterman in The Nation.
October 18, 2005 – District Attorney, Morganthau letter to Gary Fish, atty.
Why did Morganthau ignore the law and cover for Fund, claiming
the records, kept on his own desk, had been lost?
April 26, 2006 – John Fund vs The Truth by Justin Raimondo, Anti-War
Justin and Eric Garris waited to publish this material, some of it for
20 years hoping John would do something nice for him. Lew
Rockwell told Melinda this the day the article came out.
July 14, 2006 – Morgan drops the law suit against Fund, having drained Melinda dry of
funds and emotionally assaulted and slandered her.
August 4, 2009 – Arthur Foster, Melinda’s son, is awarded Social Security Disability. He has
been disabled since 1997 with Melinda as his sole caretaker.
August 23, 2009 – Pillsbury-Foster Declaration I, 2009 – Declaration includes details of IRS
resolution, payment of refunds . Promise to give me as my own separate
property any refunds I received by filing the complaint against the IRS and
the statements of our children he said what I was doing could not work.
August 27, 2009 – “Morgan Pillsbury Gell AffidavitI, 2009,” Morgan’s recollections of
events during the period of the divorce, including others cooperating with
Craig to defraud Melinda. Cases Nos. 222675 & 233136
August 29, 2009 – Declaration of Arthur Foster, 2009. Statement from Arthur on the
manipulations by Craig which caused the suicide attempt.
August 29, 2009 – Declaration by Morgan, 2009 II Relates watching as Craig and his
attorney, Jacqueline Misho, stole the original Franklin Will so he could deny
having adopted the children; Statement from Ron Foster he is no longer
their father; Statement he will go to any lengths not to pay what is owed to
September 30, 2009 – Letter from Office of the DA, NY
December 4, 2009 – Scott Franklin – Possible plea deal in murder for hire case
March 15, 2010 – Letter from Anne Fisher, warning Craig may kill Melinda
April 18, 2013 – Letter Received at MacPherson Corporate Headquarters for Melinda
Charges of Indecent Exposure against Green Hills Attorney, John Douglas
June 16, 2014 – Melinda puts up this site, JohnFund.blogspot.com
July 19, 2014 – Fund site is no longer available on the WayBackMachine. URL leads HERE.