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Murtha and the FBI: The Director's Cut
The American Spectator ^ | September 29, 2006 | David Holman

Posted on 09/28/2006 9:54:16 PM PDT by Interesting Times

For more than 26 years, Congressman John P. "Jack" Murtha (D-Penn.) has not been truthful about his involvement in Abscam, court records and the complete video of his meeting with the FBI show.

In recent years, only a 13-second video of Murtha's videotaped meeting with the FBI agents was publicly available. TAS has obtained a copy of the full, original video from a source close to the Abscam investigation on the condition of anonymity. The court transcript is publicly available at the National Archives. (Too see the full video, click here. For a transcript of the meeting, click here.)

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abdulscam; abscam; americanspectator; bootmurtha; irey; johnmurtha; murtha; murthascandal; sheiksareus; showmethemoney
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Breaking news and videos from the American Spectator on the previously undisclosed extent of John Murtha's involvement in the ABSCAM corruption sting.
1 posted on 09/28/2006 9:54:17 PM PDT by Interesting Times
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To: Howlin; eddie willers; cajungirl; wirestripper; Southflanknorthpawsis; Peach; prairiebreeze; ...

Major new development on the Murtha front...


2 posted on 09/28/2006 9:56:09 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: jazusamo; Just A Nobody; Coop


FYI


3 posted on 09/28/2006 9:58:19 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: Interesting Times; Just A Nobody; smoothsailing; Coop

PING


4 posted on 09/28/2006 9:59:07 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: onyx

Thanks onyx. :-)


5 posted on 09/28/2006 10:00:03 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: basil

ping for later


6 posted on 09/28/2006 10:00:22 PM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment rights--buy another gun today.)
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To: Interesting Times
Been reading Charlie Wilson's War. Great that Wilson was the advocate for defeating the Russians in Afghanistan. But because he was a dem, you also learn how Tip O'Neal used Wilson to save Murtha's butt in Abscam.

And in the background you are witnessing Carter destroying the CIA, and the dems sabatoging the effort to stop the Sandanistas. Little tidbits like Tip's daughter working directly with the Sandanistas in Nicaragua. The democrats are and have been a filthy corrupt disaster for decades.

7 posted on 09/28/2006 10:01:17 PM PDT by Williams
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To: jazusamo

:)

Murtha must be defeated.

8 posted on 09/28/2006 10:01:32 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: jazusamo; Just A Nobody; W04Man; freema; onyx
Major big time PING A LING!!!!!
9 posted on 09/28/2006 10:09:50 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--YouDontKnowJack.org)
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To: smoothsailing


BUMP!


10 posted on 09/28/2006 10:10:47 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: Interesting Times
Great Post, IT!!!!!
11 posted on 09/28/2006 10:11:40 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--YouDontKnowJack.org)
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To: smoothsailing

Look for this on Page 1 of tomorrow's NY Times.

(Sarc.)


12 posted on 09/28/2006 10:13:16 PM PDT by no dems (I'll take a moral Mormon over a demonic Democrat or repugnant RINO anyday.)
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To: smoothsailing; Just A Nobody; W04Man; xpertskir; freema; bert; chcknhawk; Old Sarge; ...

PING! Major Murtha Corruption


13 posted on 09/28/2006 10:16:56 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: smoothsailing
Great Post, IT!!!!!

Thanks. I've been tracking this one for quite a while...

14 posted on 09/28/2006 10:19:46 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times

bttt


15 posted on 09/28/2006 10:21:13 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: no dems
Look for this on Page 1 of tomorrow's NY Times.

Sarcasm noted. On the other hand, I understand that Fox News is setting up a story for tomorrow.

Well, today now...

16 posted on 09/28/2006 10:22:07 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times
I understand that Fox News is setting up a story for tomorrow.

Great news, IT. I think the other networks might have a hard time ignoring this one.

17 posted on 09/28/2006 10:25:44 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: jazusamo
Great news, IT. I think the other networks might have a hard time ignoring this one.

I suspect if ABCNNBCBS covers it at all, they'll use a "Republican dirty trick" angle, like they tried to do with the Swift Vets.

18 posted on 09/28/2006 10:30:15 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Williams
Been reading Charlie Wilson's War. Great that Wilson was the advocate for defeating the Russians in Afghanistan. But because he was a dem, you also learn how Tip O'Neal used Wilson to save Murtha's butt in Abscam.

That would be interesting material to post...

19 posted on 09/28/2006 10:31:38 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times

i've had a hard time finding any polling data on the murtha/irey race.... anyone know how she is doing against this traitor?


20 posted on 09/28/2006 10:34:10 PM PDT by etherealle part 3
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To: Interesting Times

Do not doubt the Demrat sleaze for a minute; it is their MO. . .and WHO they are; but where has this video/info been? And why coming out via American Spectator? Going there. . .


21 posted on 09/28/2006 10:37:05 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal free. . .or suffer their consequences. . .)
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To: Interesting Times
I certainly support Ms. Irey in the current race, but it seems as if you may be more excited about this Murtha stuff than you should be, since it is not new.

I'm fairly certain that Murtha's involvement in Abscam has been publicized in some detail on FR before. He was very fortunate to escape indictment, when some of his colleagues in the House had to resign.

Still a good idea to post this thing as another reminder of Murtha's shady past and sleazy character.

22 posted on 09/28/2006 10:38:11 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: cricket

bttt


23 posted on 09/28/2006 10:38:27 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: Interesting Times

Now that I think of it. . .TAS makes sense. Surely would not be anything the NYT's would be interested in. . .


24 posted on 09/28/2006 10:40:29 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal free. . .or suffer their consequences. . .)
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To: cricket

IIRC, the Murtha-Abscam connection has already been on GOP candidate Diana Irey's web sites for some time now and she issued at least one press release about it.


25 posted on 09/28/2006 10:42:40 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
I certainly support Ms. Irey in the current race, but it seems as if you may be more excited about this Murtha stuff than you should be, since it is not new.

Well, no, ABSCAM isn't new.

However, the revelation that all previous accounts of Murtha's involvement understated his complicity is.

The video clips of Murtha negotiating with undercover FBI agents that the Spectator presents and analyzes here have never been seen by the public, and were thought to have been destroyed. This is a significant development.

26 posted on 09/28/2006 10:45:08 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: justiceseeker93
IIRC, the Murtha-Abscam connection has already been on GOP candidate Diana Irey's web sites for some time now and she issued at least one press release about it.

Again, this is previously unseen material.

27 posted on 09/28/2006 10:46:15 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times; jazusamo
Tomorrow does look to be quite interesting, and not just Fox News.

This is going to be fun, thanks for your longterm tracking of this, IT. It is much appreciated.

28 posted on 09/28/2006 10:55:34 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--YouDontKnowJack.org)
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To: Interesting Times; onyx; smoothsailing; jazusamo
Thanks for the post and the pings!

I will have to get into this later, but from what I have scanned so far, life could get VERY interesting!!!

29 posted on 09/28/2006 11:06:22 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: Interesting Times

Somebody should post to youtube.


30 posted on 09/28/2006 11:20:01 PM PDT by ozoneliar ("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants" -T.J.)
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To: Interesting Times

bump for the morrow


31 posted on 09/28/2006 11:20:54 PM PDT by Christian4Bush ("Ma'am, you don't have to thank us. You just go beat him for us." Soldier to Irey re: Murtha)
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT


32 posted on 09/28/2006 11:59:37 PM PDT by Dajjal
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To: justiceseeker93

I propose new rules that require a gratuitous posting of Diana Irey's photo on a post that mentions her name...does anyone second my motion?...


33 posted on 09/29/2006 12:34:23 AM PDT by gr8eman (Everybody is a rocket scientist...until launch day!)
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To: Interesting Times
The video was shot by Oliver Stone for the new hit movie, "I'm a stupid Liberal" staring Jack Murtha. Oliver has said, "I love this man and I would never leave him or desert him to the enemies like in Platoon." Murtha couldn't be reached for comment. Though it cannot be confirmed penal security guards thought they heard, "I'll kill you Oliver!"
34 posted on 09/29/2006 1:12:00 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: jazusamo

BTTT


35 posted on 09/29/2006 3:04:48 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT


36 posted on 09/29/2006 3:05:00 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Interesting Times

Thank you. So when these liberals talk about the culture of corruption they know what they are talking about.


37 posted on 09/29/2006 3:47:26 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Williams

Are you sure it was Tip O'Neill's daughter who supported the Sandanistas? I thought it was his niece, a Maryknoll nun.


38 posted on 09/29/2006 4:04:46 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: Williams

Just about every democrat has the dream of destroying America's traditions and turning it into a marxist state.


39 posted on 09/29/2006 4:10:50 AM PDT by OldFriend (Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? President Karzai 9/26/06)
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To: smoothsailing; jazusamo; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; ...

Murtha wasn't telling the truth?


40 posted on 09/29/2006 4:12:09 AM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: smoothsailing
Bump and Elect Diana Irey --- Donate Today!


41 posted on 09/29/2006 4:13:32 AM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE STAY THE COURSE!)
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To: W04Man
Irey is the only candidate I'm giving to this election cycle. I won't even give to my own rep (Sherwood, PA-10) because he's a putz (but I'll hold my nose and vote for him).

I'd love to see Irey send Murtha packing.

42 posted on 09/29/2006 4:23:02 AM PDT by NEPA (You say redneck like its a bad thing)
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To: Williams

One of the best books on what was happening during that period. It also give you a real perspective on Afghanistan and how we got to where we are today.


43 posted on 09/29/2006 4:47:22 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: Interesting Times
Associated thread - Full 54-minute Murtha ABSCAM Tape now available
44 posted on 09/29/2006 5:04:31 AM PDT by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: cricket

IIRC, the Murtha-Abscam connection has already been on GOP candidate Diana Irey's web sites for some time now and she issued at least one press release about it.


45 posted on 09/29/2006 5:27:30 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: gr8eman
I propose new rules that require a gratuitous posting of Diana Irey's photo on a post that mentions her name...

Good idea, except that I lack the necessary software. I'm sure she's the hottest looking woman running for Congress anywhere in the country, BTW.

46 posted on 09/29/2006 5:39:00 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
IIRC, the Murtha-Abscam connection has already been on GOP candidate Diana Irey's web sites for some time now and she issued at least one press release about it.

Thanks for info. . .guess there is no 'breath-holding' waiting for MSM to take note here. But will check out TAS for sure. . .

47 posted on 09/29/2006 5:40:06 AM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal free. . .or suffer their consequences. . .)
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To: gr8eman

New rules? You're about half a year too late.


48 posted on 09/29/2006 5:58:03 AM PDT by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Interesting Times
no,no,no,no...you all misunderstand. That's just Murtha trying to take care of his district....
49 posted on 09/29/2006 6:46:55 AM PDT by stylin19a (I'm not just long, I'm Lama long !)
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To: W04Man; Just A Nobody; jazusamo; freema; Interesting Times
Diana's website has linked to the article. Click the pic below:


50 posted on 09/29/2006 6:53:00 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--YouDontKnowJack.org)
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