Rauhauser, who is apparently having a seizure, contacted an Occupy-linked attorney to try to bring suit, with Wienergate-linked SWATting victim Mike Stack, against Patrick Frey, Stacy McCain and others. We know this because of a leaked email obtained by Brooks Bayne.
Stacy believes that this is a 'nuisance' lawsuit—a sane person would think so—but it shows that Rauhauser believes his conspiracy nonsense, because the point is to get ahold of Patterico's and others' communications, which, theoretically, will justify Rauhauser's bizarre charges. In the email, Rauhauser concedes that the SWATting of Stack was likely performed by one of his "beandog" followers, but that he believes the culprit will get off because the call was untraceable. In Rauhauser's demented mind, Patterico, Stacy and others were actually the cause of the SWATting, according to some as-yet-to-be-invoked legal theory.
Rauhauser and Stack are
suing one another, though on just what grounds Rauhauser is suing Stack I'm unaware—probably the old standard 'defamation'—and one of the things that Rauhauser is seeking is a mutual release from civil liability. [Correction: Mike Stack emails to state that he pressed charges against Rauhauser for harassment, but that neither is suing the other.] That smells like desperation—rather like John Edwards thinking he was in a position to bargain with Obama for the vice-presidency long after Obama's campaign were aware of his relations with Rielle Hunter. Rauhauser seems to have arrived at the bargaining stage.
Sometime Kimberlin operative Ron Brynaert has been trying to play a double game, quarrelling with Rauhauser on the one hand and threatening Kimberlin critics who associate him with Rauhauser and Kimberlin on the other, and is likelier than Rauhauser to flip, IMO, but this revelation changes the playing field quite a bit. I wouldn't be surprised to find Rauhauser turning state's evidence against Kimberlin at the sane advice of legal counsel. Whether he still has the functioning neurons to try to pull his ass out of the fire, though, is an open question.
I hope neither of them, much less both of them, cuts a deal with investigators, but if I were advising them legally (which I am not equipped to do) I would probably say, "Run, do not walk, to the responsible authority as soon as you know who it is."
Congressional pressure on the DoJ to make the FBI investigate Kimberlin's activities makes it likely that at least one of Brynaert and Rauhauser will be given a chance to co-operate in exchange for leniency. If the DoJ drags its feet, that makes it appear as though there are protected political interests high up who are complicit in Kimberlin's activities, or who have at least more or less explicitly condoned them, and the DoJ has its hands full with Issa moving ahead with a contempt vote in 8 days over Fast and Furious.
In only tangentially related news, voting against Obama probably is a hate crime and should be made illegal.
UPDATEx2: Still more from Stacy on this rapidly developing story, and thanks for the link.