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Kerry letters aided embattled contractor
LA Times via Houston Chronicle ^

Posted on 02/18/2004 10:29:27 PM PST by lewislynn

Feb. 18, 2004, 11:07PM

Kerry letters aided embattled contractor

Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., sent 28 letters in behalf of a San Diego defense contractor who pleaded guilty last week to illegally funneling campaign contributions to the Massachusetts senator and four other congressmen.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campignfinance; fraud; kerry

1 posted on 02/18/2004 10:29:27 PM PST by lewislynn
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To: lewislynn
Oh my --- Maybe a money scandal is something they can understand
2 posted on 02/18/2004 10:39:20 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Bush Bot by choice)
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To: lewislynn
Go to Drudge to read the unexcerpted article.
3 posted on 02/18/2004 10:42:20 PM PST by Rudder
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To: lewislynn
Kerry will fight special interests in the skies,on the beaches,and if need be in Washington.


JOHN KERRY HAS RECEIVED MORE SPECIAL INTEREST MONEY THAN ANY OTHER SENATOR..

HE IS A HYPOCRITE!
4 posted on 02/18/2004 10:44:18 PM PST by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: lewislynn
The only Rat ever to get money from this guy was Kerry.
5 posted on 02/18/2004 10:45:36 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Bush Bot by choice)
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To: lewislynn
Asked what he did to repay the money, Kerry's campaign said Wednesday he had donated $13,000 to charity two days before the guilty plea.

Mr. Kerry...may we see the cancelled check ?
6 posted on 02/18/2004 10:46:05 PM PST by stylin19a (Is it vietnam yet ?)
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To: lewislynn
funneling campaign contributions to the Massachusetts senator ???

why isn't this big news??

7 posted on 02/18/2004 10:55:42 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.ArmorforCongress.com..............................send a FReeper to Congress!)
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To: lewislynn
Do you see Enron mentioned here? No, therefore this is not a story of interest because Bush is the one with dirty hands. Look at all the evidence we've been shown that Bush knew dicey things were going on at Enron. It's obvious here that this is more dirty political tricks by the Republicans. I am sure Sen.Kerry didn't know this guy and his employees were scratching his back and the reason I am sure is because he said he didn't know.
8 posted on 02/18/2004 10:56:15 PM PST by Reb Raider
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To: lewislynn
U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., sent 28 letters in behalf of a San Diego defense contractor who pleaded guilty last week to illegally funneling campaign contributions to the Massachusetts senator and four other congressmen.

move on... nothing here.... can't prove it... no evidence =o) /sarcasm

9 posted on 02/18/2004 10:57:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.ArmorforCongress.com..............................send a FReeper to Congress!)
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To: GeronL
It's just a RUMOR after all!
10 posted on 02/18/2004 10:59:02 PM PST by Howlin
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To: GeronL
Someone call Chris Matthews. He is running THE KERRY FOR PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN TEAM (because poor Dean made a mess of his campaign). It's like watching a campaign strategy session to beat President Bush on television. I sit here, late at night (after watching everything else on television) with my mouth open at some of the things they say.
11 posted on 02/18/2004 11:02:35 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl
Asked what he did to repay the money, Kerry's campaign said Wednesday he had donated $13,000 to charity two days before the guilty plea. Kerry's campaign said Kerry's actions had nothing to do with the campaign contributions.

What does that mean?

12 posted on 02/18/2004 11:03:07 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
I think it means they had advanced warning of the guilty plea and expect to say THAT MONEY was given to charity... after all, if you had illegal money and gave it to charity would you still go to jail?? (yes..)
13 posted on 02/18/2004 11:06:48 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.ArmorforCongress.com..............................send a FReeper to Congress!)
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To: kcvl
I try to stay away from that stuff. I much rather gorge myself on fried chicken and twinkies. =o)
14 posted on 02/18/2004 11:16:54 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.ArmorforCongress.com..............................send a FReeper to Congress!)
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To: lewislynn
Feb. 18, 2004, 11:07PM --LA Times/Houston Chronicle version:
...Kerry, ... sent 28 letters

February 19, 2004, 12:41 AM Newsday version

Kerry pressured Congress and the Pentagon
The plot thickens....
15 posted on 02/18/2004 11:33:23 PM PST by syriacus (Kerry's on the record saying he chose the swift boat assignment because he thought it would be safer)
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To: Howlin
It means they got confused about what they were lying about, this time.
16 posted on 02/19/2004 12:11:16 AM PST by kcvl
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To: lewislynn
How about Kerry's involvement with the Chinese?

In the LA Times, February 2, 2004, there was an article
(I have hard copy but no scanner) about Kerry in 1996
when Clinton was having the coffees, etc., and collecting
money from the Chinese. Seem's Mr. Kerry also was
doing business with Johnny Chung and the Chinese (one
of whom was Chinese Military), and for a contribution to
his campaign (about $8,000) he sent letters to the SEC
paving the way for the Chinese to do business.
17 posted on 02/19/2004 12:19:56 AM PST by AnimalLover
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To: lewislynn
If there are a few more days of the media questioning Kerry, then Edwards will likely be the winner on Super Tuesday. I think that will happen.
18 posted on 02/19/2004 12:20:39 AM PST by unspun (The uncontextualized life is not worth living. | I'm not "Unspun w/ AnnaZ" but I appreciate.)
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To: AnimalLover
Cash and Kerry

The gift: He rails against big donors, but he knows the drill. Just ask Johnny Chung




In January 1998 he told the Boston Herald that the timing of the SEC meeting and the subsequent fund-raiser was "totally coincidental" and "entirely staff driven." He said the Beverly Hills event had been set up by a professional fund-raiser, and that he had never even met Chung until the night of the event. But congressional documents obtained by NEWSWEEK seem to tell a different story. "Dear Johnny, It was a great pleasure to have met you last week," Kerry told Chung in a handwritten note dated July 31, 1996. "Barbara [a Kerry fund-raiser] told me of your willingness to help me with my campaign... It means a lot to have someone like you on my team as I face the toughest race of my career." That same day the Kerry fund-raiser faxed a memo to Chung that read, in part: "The following are two ways in which you can be helpful to John." No. 1 was "Host an event in L.A. on Saturday, Sept. 9th." (A Kerry spokesman acknowledged that the senator may have met with Chung prior to the fund-raiser, but not in his Senate office.)



http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4121890/



19 posted on 02/19/2004 12:29:20 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl
bttt, a perfect example of corrupt
20 posted on 02/19/2004 4:43:12 AM PST by The Wizard (democrats are enemies of America)
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To: AnimalLover
Kerry has denied this charge also and denial will be good enough for the liberal media to accept it with no further investigation or speculation in print. He said so-it is truth.
21 posted on 02/19/2004 6:25:35 AM PST by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: Reb Raider
I'm sorry...evidence against Bush? Where? I wasn't aware that George Bush had been indicted for anything.
22 posted on 02/19/2004 6:52:46 AM PST by Naked_Liberal
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To: AnimalLover
The Washington Post has what you're looking for:


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/campfin/players/chung.htm
23 posted on 02/19/2004 7:04:14 AM PST by Naked_Liberal
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To: cateizgr8
ping!
24 posted on 02/19/2004 9:46:53 AM PST by Britton J Wingfield
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To: Naked_Liberal
WANT TO KNOW WHAT CHINA HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE WHOLE THING?

China denies donation to US Senator Kerry

By Jiang Zhuqing (China Daily) Updated: 2004-02-19 23:22

China Thursday rebutted reports that US Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry received political contributions from Chinese military intelligence departments in 1996 as "sheer fabrications."

"Just as I have said many times, such reports are sheer fabrications, not worth refuting," said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue during the ministry's regular briefing Thursday.

US media recently reported that Kerry was suspected of accepting political contributions from China in 1996. The Democratic front-runner then denied the reports.

Zhang also dismissed reports that US may continue to sell advanced weapons to Taiwan and raise the level of relations with the island.

That, said Zhang, would break the US promise of abiding by the one-China policy and the principles set by the three joint communiques.

While the Taiwan question remains at the core of Sino-US relations, Zhang said China hopes the US side will keep its promises without sending wrong signals to Taiwan.

When asked to comment the peace talk between India and Pakistan in Islamabad on February 16-18, Zhang said China is glad to see that the two nations have achieved positive results during their first round of talk.

The two sides have fixed the main agenda for an all-round talk as well as reached consensus to resolving disputes through peaceful ways, she said.

"China welcomes and supports the talk because it proves a solid step for further reconciliation of the bilateral ties,'' Zhang said.

China hopes the two sides to continue dialogue and make more efforts to help keep peace and development in the region, she said.

Commenting on Chinese companies' investment in Iran, the spokeswoman said China is willing to work with Iran in various areas, including energy.

The two governments have signed a framework agreement for energy co-operation, under which companies from the two can conduct business, she noted.

China holds that all countries should treat each other on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence and other international laws, but does not support using such appellation as "axis of evil" when addressing some countries, she said.

Just six days ahead the long-expected second round of six-way talks on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, Zhang said China hopes the talks will go smoothly and make substantial progress.

Meanwhile, she said solutions to some of the issues will depend on the concrete negotiations during the talks, which will be attended by China, the United States, Russia, Japan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Republic of Korea in Beijing next week.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-02/19/content_307603.htm

25 posted on 02/19/2004 8:53:57 PM PST by AnimalLover
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To: AnimalLover
And China's has always been truthful? Weren't these the same people who grounded one of our jets and we had a hostage situation. Did we ever get that plane back?

And what about all the military secrets that Clinton and his clan gave, sold, whatever to the Chinese. Does the name Johnny Chung ring a bell?
26 posted on 02/20/2004 1:50:33 PM PST by Naked_Liberal
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To: Naked_Liberal
...grounded one of our jets and we had a hostage situation. Did we ever get that plane back?

As I recall, after they finished combing through the whole aircraft inside and out they sent it back in pieces.

27 posted on 02/21/2004 12:09:22 AM PST by AnimalLover
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To: AnimalLover
Exactly. And after this we should even care what China has to say? If I recall, this isn't the first time this happened.
28 posted on 02/23/2004 1:18:03 PM PST by Naked_Liberal
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