Skip to comments.Murtha and the FBI: The Director's Cut
Posted on 10/02/2006 8:48:18 PM PDT by OPS4
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. (To see the full video, click here. For a transcript of the meeting, click here.) Murtha has repeatedly maintained his innocence in the Abscam sting operation, even as recently as this year. However, his November 20, 1980 testimony in the trial of Congressmen Frank Thompson (D-N.J.) and John Murphy (D-N.Y.) and the FBI's complete undercover video of his January 7, 1980 meeting with its agent and informant reveal a man showcasing his political influence and apparently tempted to take a $50,000 bribe. On the tape, Murtha appears eager to arrange his own, long-term deal with the supposed representatives of Arab sheiks, and to cut out Thompson and Murphy. His testimony reveals that after his January 7 meeting, he looked into helping the sheiks enter the country, rather than contacting the FBI or the Ethics Committee, of which he was a member. Through the years, Murtha has maintained that he only met with the FBI agents to discuss investments in his district. His testimony, the video, and the cases of other congressmen snared in Abscam suggest that "investments in the district" was a common Abscam defense for those accused of bribery.
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Here is th link to the video.
Thanks for the post OPS4. This lying traitorous "person" must be exposed for the fraud that he is.
Did anyone else notice that after only 5 short years in CONgress, he claimed to be very powerful?
I am waiting to see what the dem spin on this will be.
If every voter in the 12th District saw that video or even some clips taken from it, Diana Irey would win in a landslide even though he's liked for bringing home the pork.
Decent people will not vote for a crook.
No spin ..... they'll ignore it, IMHO.
And the original thread:
It's a damning indictment of Murtha, OPS4, I'm glad you're keeping it alive!
The ponit is the post shows the video evidence.
From your previous posts, I get the impression you reside in Florida.
You've been around here going on 5 years, you want to fly a flag on your home page?