A US State Department official has been charged with his alleged involvement in White Nationalist forums and alleged affiliation with a White Nationalist group in Washington. Researchers at the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Hatewatch" program announced this on Wednesday.
Matthew Q. According to Hatewatch, Gebert is said to have used the pseudonym "Coach Finstock" in White Nationalist forums and hosted parties for like-minded people at his home in Virginia. The report said that Hatewatch linked "Coach Finstock" to Gebert after he delivered several Twitter accounts that had some sort of "handle" to Gebert and rehearsed his voice from appearing as "Coach Finstock" in white-national podcasts like " Coach Finstock "had played. The Fatherland "for people who know him.
Hatewatch also spoke to three sources who said that Gebert helped direct a chapter of The Right Stuff in Washington DC, a network founded by neo-Nazi blogger Michael Peinovich, aka Mike Enoch. [1
Gebert, 38, works as a foreign affairs officer for the Bureau of Energy Resources Political appointment, but a civil servant position, said a Foreign Ministry spokesman, "The State Department can not comment on personnel issues, but is committed to the creation of an inclusive workplace," said the spokesman.
His wife, the 38-year-old Anna Vuckovic, identified by four different Hatewatch sources as "Griffin James" on Twitter, a profile linked to the white nationalist movement, reported Hatewatch, who denied the allegations when he was met by Hatewatch. NBC News has not been able to ask Vuckovic for a comment, according to Hatewatch, as "Wolfie James", Vuckovic is said to have blog posts with tips on dating ng and parenting tips for white nationalist women and mothers posted on The Right Stuff.
NBC News arrives by email to Gebert Send, as his home in Leesburg, Virginia has no phone number. He did not answer.
Gebert, who graduated from George Washington University in 2011, joined the State Department two years later as a Presidential Fellow, according to Hatewatch and an alumni news update in GW Magazine, published by the University. The prestigious PMF program is said to "build a cadre of potential leaders," according to the State Department.
In July 2018, the Sludge website reported that Gebert had donated $ 200 to the then Republican Congressional candidate in Wisconsin in January this year, Paul Nehlen, who was criticized for having expressed anti-Semitic views on Twitter. The donation is publicly available and can be found on the Federal Election Commission website.
US Department of State employees are not allowed to participate in political activities under the Hatch Act while working for the federal government. And although it is not clear if Gebert has crossed this line, it seems to be aware that he risked his career by adopting white nationalism, according to the Hatewatch report.
"There are bigger things than a career and a paycheck, and I don't want to lose mine," Gebert said in a sequel to "The Fatherland," which was recorded in August 2017, according to Hatewatch. "I'm ready to lose mine. Because for me that is the most important thing in my life … of course together with my family. "