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Texas Att'y Gen'l Launches Rathergate Probe
NewsMax.com ^ | 9/30/04 | Carl Limbacher

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.



TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: napalminthemorning; probe; rathergate; seebsnews; stainedbluememo; texasrangers; wot
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1 posted on 09/29/2004 11:19:42 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks

Whoo Hoo!


2 posted on 09/29/2004 11:22:23 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: kattracks; Hillarys nightmare

About time!

Maybe that helps to explain this?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1230478/posts


3 posted on 09/29/2004 11:22:30 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered.)
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To: kattracks

Oh No!, Dan, you have got the Texas Rangers on your butt now, you can run but you can not hide...


4 posted on 09/29/2004 11:22:54 PM PDT by DSBull (Truth is the light of the World, shine it everywhere)
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To: kattracks

Rathergate ratcheted.


5 posted on 09/29/2004 11:23:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: kattracks

Walker is on the case!


6 posted on 09/29/2004 11:23:31 PM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: kattracks
I just love this man. He has the Texas Rangers on the case.

Way to go General Abbott.

7 posted on 09/29/2004 11:24:38 PM PDT by Texas Mom
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To: kattracks
MEMO

FM: The Texas Rangers

TO: Rather, Mapes, Burkett, Lockhart

RE: Phony documents

DT: 9/30/04

Grab yer ankles folks, cause a probe is coming.

(And President Bush sends his regards)

Yer Friendly Neighborhood Texas Rangers

8 posted on 09/29/2004 11:26:13 PM PDT by Enterprise (The left hates the Constitution. Islamic Fascism hates America. Natural allies.)
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To: kattracks

The Texas Rangers!!!!...It keeps getting better and better.


9 posted on 09/29/2004 11:27:39 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: kattracks

Kewl.


10 posted on 09/29/2004 11:28:47 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (The police never think it's as funny as you do.)
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To: kattracks
GOOD!
11 posted on 09/29/2004 11:30:57 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: JoJo Gunn
About time! Maybe that helps to explain this?

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.

12 posted on 09/29/2004 11:33:17 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: The Old Hoosier

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.


13 posted on 09/29/2004 11:34:44 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (BYPASS FORCED WEB REGISTRATION! **** http://www.bugmenot.com ****)
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To: DSBull

bttt


14 posted on 09/29/2004 11:35:04 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Polybius

"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.


15 posted on 09/29/2004 11:35:42 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Irish Eyes

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.)


16 posted on 09/29/2004 11:35:59 PM PDT by defenderSD (The number of people who lie about space aliens for $ far exceeds the number of aliens on earth.)
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To: kattracks

bttt


17 posted on 09/29/2004 11:37:43 PM PDT by Mo1 (Why is the MSM calling the Vietnam Vets and POW's a suspected group??)
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To: Polybius

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.


18 posted on 09/29/2004 11:43:36 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered.)
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To: defenderSD

Yes I can imagine that, and it brings tears of joy to my eyes :)


19 posted on 09/29/2004 11:44:56 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: defenderSD

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.


20 posted on 09/29/2004 11:59:09 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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Sweet.

We've got the cake (investigation). Now let's get the frosting (criminal charge/s).


21 posted on 09/29/2004 11:59:56 PM PDT by GretchenM (A country is a terrible thing to waste. Vote Republican.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

To: Texas Rangers

Phone records.
Ple-e-e-e-e-ease!

Freegards,
Timeout


22 posted on 09/30/2004 12:04:04 AM PDT by Timeout (Proud, card-carrying member of JAMMIE NATION)
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To: GretchenM

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.


23 posted on 09/30/2004 12:08:44 AM PDT by texas booster (Make a resolution to better yourself and your community in '04 - vote Republican!)
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To: Stillwaters

Breaking hard...woohoo!


24 posted on 09/30/2004 12:14:45 AM PDT by lonevoice (Vast Right Wing Pajama Party)
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To: kattracks

A motley crew if ever I saw one ;^)

FGS

25 posted on 09/30/2004 12:37:18 AM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...

Ping!


26 posted on 09/30/2004 12:38:27 AM PDT by Flyer (Post #47 - A reply that will live in infamy)
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To: kattracks
One riot Rather, one Ranger.
27 posted on 09/30/2004 12:41:07 AM PDT by BJClinton (Download "The New Soldier" at http://freekerrybook.org/documents/NEWSOLDIER.pdf)
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To: Rex Anderson

Careful - they've been around for 32 years and are still waiting to win the World Series...


28 posted on 09/30/2004 12:41:51 AM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING


29 posted on 09/30/2004 12:50:23 AM PDT by weegee (What's the provenance, Kenneth? Where did the forged SeeBS memo come from?)
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To: kcvl

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.


30 posted on 09/30/2004 1:05:37 AM PDT by GoLightly (If it doesn't kill ya, it makes ya stronger.)
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To: kattracks

Could someone please remind me to pick up some more popcorn the next time I go to the grocery store?


31 posted on 09/30/2004 1:12:27 AM PDT by GoLightly (If it doesn't kill ya, it makes ya stronger.)
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To: JoJo Gunn

Thanx for posting the link.


32 posted on 09/30/2004 1:13:00 AM PDT by GoLightly (If it doesn't kill ya, it makes ya stronger.)
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To: Texas Mom

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.


33 posted on 09/30/2004 1:30:53 AM PDT by ArmyBratproud (all)
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To: Polybius

The whole family will enter that they are guilty by insanity......problem is.....that does not work too well here in Texas.


34 posted on 09/30/2004 1:33:24 AM PDT by ArmyBratproud (all)
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To: defenderSD

Maybe if they issue a warrant for Rather...he will be afraid to come back to the state.


OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.


35 posted on 09/30/2004 1:42:46 AM PDT by ArmyBratproud (all)
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To: BJClinton

Heck Yeah.

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.


36 posted on 09/30/2004 1:51:51 AM PDT by ArmyBratproud (all)
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To: kattracks
Texas Attorney General Abbott immediately forwarded the congressional request to the investigative division of the Texas Rangers, Garrett said.

Dan Rather: "Who was that masked man?"

37 posted on 09/30/2004 1:59:03 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS", Fake But Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: ArmyBratproud

Judge Roy Bean can try the case in his saloon.

Best place for a trial anyway ... when you are thirsty for justice.


38 posted on 09/30/2004 2:00:38 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: kattracks

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.


39 posted on 09/30/2004 2:13:23 AM PDT by ElephantinTexas (Republican ladies are the fairest of them all!)
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To: John O

PING!

It's days like this that I wished we still lived in Austin!


40 posted on 09/30/2004 2:33:25 AM PDT by andie74 (W stands for Women)
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To: kattracks

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.


41 posted on 09/30/2004 3:31:09 AM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: kattracks

This is a federal investigation - the FBI should be all over it.


42 posted on 09/30/2004 3:40:08 AM PDT by mabelkitty (Troll-Patrol! You've been warned.)
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To: nopardons

Don't Mess With Texas!


43 posted on 09/30/2004 3:44:00 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: kattracks

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.


44 posted on 09/30/2004 3:46:40 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: kattracks; MeekOneGOP; TexKat

RATHERGATE PROBE in Texas - ping.


45 posted on 09/30/2004 3:48:03 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (Just 33 more days until November 2nd.)
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To: MEG33
Still waiting for the results of the independent panel on Rathergate.

They said weeks, not months. So we should be getting results any day now. /sarcasm

46 posted on 09/30/2004 3:52:53 AM PDT by NeonKnight
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To: kattracks

If you're in the mood for a hearty laugh, check out this thread on DU:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x923139

'Envisioned' v. 'Dookus'

'Dookus' probably has the most appropriate sig of all-time.

The libs STILL cling to the memos... libs attacking libs.


47 posted on 09/30/2004 3:54:15 AM PDT by zoyd (Hi, I'm with the government. We're going to make you like your neighbor.)
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To: weegee

Note to Dan: Enjoy your [long-overdue] retirement.
48 posted on 09/30/2004 4:04:59 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)....Keeping abreast for 50 years now.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

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.


49 posted on 09/30/2004 4:10:48 AM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: kattracks

Bump!


50 posted on 09/30/2004 4:14:53 AM PDT by roaddog727 (The marginal propensity to save is 1 minus the marginal propensity to consume.)
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