Ken Timmerman is a nationally recognized investigative reporter who was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize in 2006 for the work he has done to expose Iran's nuclear weapons program. He is the President & CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (iran.org)
In 2012, he was the Republican nominee for Congress in Maryland's 8th District, where he was endorsed by Ambassador John Bolton and a team of our most senior national security officials, as well as by leading state and local officials.
Ken is also a witness to the persecuted church, and has published a book about the Christians of Iraq, St. Peter's Bones, based on recent trips to Mosul and Amman, Jordan.
For seven years, Ken was the lead investigator for families of 9/11 victims in a civil lawsuit against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Based on Ken's evidence, a federal district judge ruled in December 2011 that Iran "shared responsibility" for the 9/11 terrorist attacks with al Qaeda, and had provided "direct, material support" for the attacks.
As former president of the Maryland Taxpayers Association, Ken has been a strong advocate for Maryland citizens and urged the adoption of a Return-the-Surplus-Amendment. Ken was also at the forefront of the Divest Terror movement to prevent state pension funds from being invested in companies doing business with terrorists.
He has written regularly for Newsmax, Time magazine, Reader's Digest, the American Spectator and other major news outlets, and been sought out for his expertise by a wide variety of U.S. government agencies, including the U.S. Army War College, the Department of Energy, and the Defense Intelligence Agency. He currently lectures on Iran at the Pentagon's Joint Counter-Intelligence Training Academy, JCITA.
His 2007 book, Shadow Warriors: Traitors, Saboteurs, and the Party of Surrender, exposed how partisan bureaucrats at the State Department and the CIA sought to undermine the Bush agenda. His latest book, Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi, is forthcoming from HarperCollins.