Skip to comments.Texas Att'y Gen'l Launches Rathergate Probe
Posted on 09/29/2004 11:19:41 PM PDT by kattracks
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has launched a criminal investigation into forged military records allegedly obtained from President Bush's National Guard file that were aired by CBS News two weeks ago, referring a congressional request for the probe to the investigative division of the Texas Rangers.
"On Wednesday 52 Republican congressman urged the Texas attorney general and the U.S. attorney in Lubbock to investigate who created a bogus document at the heart of the now-discredited CBS News story accusing Bush of shirking his Guard duty," the Fox News Channel's Major Garrett reported. The congressional letter read in part: "We request an immediate investigation and prosecution if warranted. Our interest is in whether any state or federal crimes were committed."
Texas Attorney General Abbott immediately forwarded the congressional request to the investigative division of the Texas Rangers, Garrett said.
Maybe that helps to explain this?
Oh No!, Dan, you have got the Texas Rangers on your butt now, you can run but you can not hide...
Walker is on the case!
Way to go General Abbott.
FM: The Texas Rangers
TO: Rather, Mapes, Burkett, Lockhart
RE: Phony documents
Grab yer ankles folks, cause a probe is coming.
(And President Bush sends his regards)
Yer Friendly Neighborhood Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers!!!!...It keeps getting better and better.
From your link:
"And someone has decided that our Dad is the enemy. George Bush, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and the FreeRepublic terrorists would have you believe our Dad is a criminal."
It appears that nervous breakdowns run in that family.
I wish that show would come out on DVD, but alas, think it won't ever come out as a set.
I love Walker. I grew up watching it with my dad......has fond memories.
I don't like when they started adding all the new people and changing it though to try to keep it on the air.
Chuck Norris is a strong Christian and a wonderful man who is down to Earth...too bad he is a rare breed in acting.
"I did not fax copies of the CBS documents from Kinko's Abilene. CBS Employees did."
Bill Burkett to Ft. Worth Star Telegram in prepared message.
Can you imagine Rather and Mapes spending a couple years in a Texas prison? It would be like David Crosby in prison, but without the prison rock band. (Maybe Rather can have the same "VIP cell" where Crosby stayed.)
That screed sounds like so much stuff from the indymedias and the DU. But for someone like myself who has waded into those sewers for almost three years, I've lately come to the conclusion that Moore and Kerry and Carville, etc, pores over those sites for their ideas.
I'm not joking when I say that Moore has done no "work" on his own, but totally plagiarized the adolescent message boards.
Yes I can imagine that, and it brings tears of joy to my eyes :)
I really doubt if anyone does time. The important thing it
to find who made the memos and how much collusion was involved
in their manufacture and distribution.
We've got the cake (investigation). Now let's get the frosting (criminal charge/s).
To: Texas Rangers
Which democrat doofus pressed charges four days before an election trying to sway the vote, and later dropped it as baseless?
It is not fair to drop a legal investigation on someone (Rather, Mapes) in the middle of trying to elect Kerry, right before the election.
Press charges now, so it can fester for a while. We all know that no one will be convicted, if anyone is even charged.
A motley crew if ever I saw one ;^)
Careful - they've been around for 32 years and are still waiting to win the World Series...
I read somewhere that Mary Mapes met with Burkett at some kind of diner, where he handed her the docs. After that, she proceeded to Kinkos & faxed copies back to the office.
Could someone please remind me to pick up some more popcorn the next time I go to the grocery store?
Thanx for posting the link.
That is who would handle this stuff.
And it is nice that the primary investigative unit for our state is the Rangers.
Pretty much the State version of the FBI. Lots of tools and intel folks at their disposal.
Burkett better not even think about lying to those guys.
I'm glad Abbott did this. It seems that one district fella was skating around it.
The whole family will enter that they are guilty by insanity......problem is.....that does not work too well here in Texas.
Maybe if they issue a warrant for Rather...he will be afraid to come back to the state.
OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.
The Texas Ranger Museum is in my home town area.
Right off I-35 in Waco. By the river.
Maybe some day there will be a picture of Rather getting marched in the big orange jumps suit.
Too bad that can't drag his butt into court in down town Brenham.
Then there could be a picture of him in the uniform that they make the criminals in Washington county wear (or did wear back around 97)
They actually wear stripes.
Dan Rather: "Who was that masked man?"
Judge Roy Bean can try the case in his saloon.
Best place for a trial anyway ... when you are thirsty for justice.
I live in Texas if you need any boots on the ground. The Texas Rangers tracked down Bonnie and Clyde in Louisiana and right now they're on the heels of the Mayor of San Antonio so I'm sure they will love getting a shot at going after Burkett, Rather and that whole rotten bunch.
It's days like this that I wished we still lived in Austin!
CBS I'd rather not check my sources should lose their license over this stunt. Just like Sandy Berger belongs in jail. Hope springs eternal.
This is a federal investigation - the FBI should be all over it.
Don't Mess With Texas!
Can't think of a better agency to investigate this than the Texas Rangers, the last trustworthy arm of government. I have confidence that they will get to the bottom of this and will do it without fear or favor.
RATHERGATE PROBE in Texas - ping.
They said weeks, not months. So we should be getting results any day now. /sarcasm
If you're in the mood for a hearty laugh, check out this thread on DU:
'Envisioned' v. 'Dookus'
'Dookus' probably has the most appropriate sig of all-time.
The libs STILL cling to the memos... libs attacking libs.
Let's hope that Dan I'd Rather not check my sources is also getting a lot of mail for his deplorable reporting on a possible draft.