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Sandy Hook ‘truther’ caught in Virginia with signs stolen from playgrounds built...
Daily News ^ | May 30, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein

Posted on 06/03/2014 1:01:28 PM PDT by beaversmom

A demented Sandy Hook “truther” was arrested Friday in Virginia after he stole signs from playgrounds in New Jersey and Connecticut that were dedicated to tiny victims of the Newtown school massacre, police say.

Andrew David Truelove, 28, lifted a sign May 6 from a Mystic, Conn., playplace dedicated to 7-year-old Grace McDonnell and also took a sign from the playground made for Chase Kowalski, also 7, in Mantoloking, N.J.

He called the parents of both children after the thefts and told them the shooting was a hoax and that their children never existed.

Cops in Stonington, Conn., got a lead on the suspect after he bragged about the theft and sent images of himself pointing the middle finger at the stolen signs to The Daily Banter, a news and opinion website. Police tracked the image data to Herndon, Va., where cops surveilled Truelove’s home and then searched it Friday. Police pose with the signs after they were recovered from a home Friday in Herndon, Va. Herndon Police Department Police pose with the signs after they were recovered from a home Friday in Herndon, Va.

The stolen signs were sitting in Truelove’s living room, Lt. Jim Moore, the Herndon police spokesman, told the Daily News.

The alleged thief has been sitting in jail since May 26 for a probation violation. His checkered background includes a conviction for abducting an 8-year-old girl from a schoolyard in 2007, cops said.

“We’re going to drive the signs to Connecticut and to New Jersey and deliver them to the families,” Moore said. “This was a very moving and very touching story. It’s nice to see the signs were not damaged too much while sitting in the house.” Truelove took pictures of himself pointing the middle finger at the stolen signs inside his Herndon, Va., then sending them and bragging about the thefts to website The Daily Banter. The email helped cops crack the case. Truelove took pictures of himself pointing the middle finger at the stolen signs inside his Herndon, Va., then sending them and bragging about the thefts to website The Daily Banter. The email helped cops crack the case. Previous Next

Cops in Virginia busted the Andrew David Truelove who stole signs from playgrounds in Connect and New Jersey that had been dedicated to victims of Sandy Hook. Cops cuffed Andrew Truelove in Herndon, Va. And charged with possession of stolen property; he could face charges in the other states too.

The playgrounds are two of 26 to be built by the “Where Angels Play” foundation in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut in memory of the children and educators gunned down during the Newtown murders.

The stolen signs have since been replaced.

So-called Sandy Hook “truthers” are conspiracy theorists who believe the horrific massacre was staged by the government to help aid its cause to impose strict gun control laws. In their eyes, Grace and Chase never existed and their parents are actors.

“I spoke with the families and they are very happy to hear that hopefully justice will be done, and more importantly, he’s off the street,” the foundation’s founder, Bill Lavin, said of the suspect, who has documented mental health issues. “He’s ignorant of the tragedy and it’s scary to imagine that there are people out there that don’t understand the gravity of this tragedy. Not only the horrific pain of the experience, but to be tormented by these characters, is unsettling.”

Both children were among the 20 gunned down inside Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.

Truelove has been charged with possession of stolen property, and will likely face charges in both Connecticut and New Jersey related to thefts, Moore, the Herndon police spokesman, told the News. Hand-crafted memorial cards honoring Grace McDonnell at the playground dedicated to her in Stonington, Conn., on May 13 after Truelove allegedly stole one of the signs. TIM MARTIN/AP Hand-crafted memorial cards honoring Grace McDonnell at the playground dedicated to her in Stonington, Conn., on May 13 after Truelove allegedly stole one of the signs.

“I was amazed with the grace and strength that these mothers and the families handled the situation,” Lavin said of the thefts. “They handled it with far more poise than I did. It’s just a testament to their unbelievable strength and courage through an unbelievably difficult time.”

Lavin said 23 of the 26 playgrounds are completed. The final one, for Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung, is expected to be built by mid-September.

For more information, visit thesandyproject.org.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: New Jersey; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: conspiracy; fairfaxcounty; newtown; sandyhook; tinfoil
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To: LyinLibs

I know several people that attended the funerals. You are a despicable person.


51 posted on 06/03/2014 7:14:33 PM PDT by strider44
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To: strider44

They are every bit as Cukoo as the 9/11 Troofers.


52 posted on 06/03/2014 7:16:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TsonicTsunami08

Halbig is a moron—

He shows up a full year after all the questions are answered and reports are written and then asks the same moronic questions that have been satisfactorily answered in the reports as if no one has addressed them.


53 posted on 06/03/2014 7:25:38 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Mr.Halbig is a nationally recognized school safety expert,stick to facts.

No life flight helos dispatched.

No EMS allowed to enter school.

Not one wrongful death law suit filed against the school board or anyone else.ZERO with slip and fall lawyers on every corner.

Not one death certificate issued.

Talk about suspending belief. A 170 pound mentally ill young man with Aspergers disease (effects motor skills among other things.)killed 26 people in less than 11 minutes.That is superior to the capabilities of tier 1 killers trained by the US military.

These are but a few facts,please present your facts. Nothing has been answered to anyone’s satisfaction who looks at this with any objectivity.


54 posted on 06/03/2014 8:25:09 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: strider44

As I’ve said, I believe people died.

I don’t believe the FBI report that Adam Lanza did it.

I don’t believe the official story that cops found a holiday card from Lanza’s mother with a check inside ‘for him to buy a gun.’

What mother gives her kid money earmarked for a gun purchase when he’s had a history of mental problems and has Aspergers Syndrome?

I notice folks calling me names, but nobody is addressing the substance of my questions.

Robbie Parker is smiling/laughing at the start of his five minute speech to TV cameras.

And nobody gives their mentally ill son money to buy a GUN.

Reports were that the mother was trying to put the kid in a mental home. Would you buy him a gun in the meantime to enjoy until the mental home could process the paperwork?


55 posted on 06/03/2014 10:35:36 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: strider44

Those still duped by the Hussein Regime, along with paid psyops teams, attack everybody who questions the pathological WH and FBI lies.

But they never answer direct questions with facts. They just insult the person asking the question.

It’s just Taqqiya in most cases. That means Islamic lying to fool infidels.


56 posted on 06/03/2014 10:43:10 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: TsonicTsunami08

Don’t forget this little fact.

NO PARENTS viewed/identified their dead children’s bodies after they were supposedly shot to death in Sandy Hook elementary.

The medical examiner gave a press conference in front of State Troopers, telling the TV News that he has ‘great photographers who can control the situation’ instead of parents actually seeing their kids’ bodies.

These are known facts. Nobody can explain why NO PARENTS viewed/identified their kids’ bodies.

Cue more insults from Disinfo social media teams in northern VA.....


57 posted on 06/03/2014 10:48:25 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Please post the FBI report for Sandy Hook. You can not because it is sealed and classified.

Virginia Tech,Columbine,Aurora are all available for review.

This fantasy has more holes than a log of swiss cheese.


58 posted on 06/04/2014 3:55:40 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: LyinLibs

FBI report that said Adam Lanza did it?

Please post a link, I have not seen this report.Please source your information so all my be enlightened.

I want to see it.


59 posted on 06/04/2014 4:01:59 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: Uncle Chip

The guy in the video is Bull Sh*t. It is bad acting.


60 posted on 06/04/2014 4:02:22 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: LyinLibs

If you knew anything about movies you’d know that the producer doesn’t “hire” (by which I guess you really mean “audition”) -—the director does this, and yes, even at the amateur level, it happens all the time. And yes, monologues of five minutes or longer.


61 posted on 06/04/2014 4:26:46 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I’ve got one of these in my family - there’s nothing a person can do - no amount of reasoning or proof can dissuade them.


62 posted on 06/04/2014 4:31:24 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: LyinLibs

Just because its on YouTube doesn’t make it true.
Real people are grieving real unimaginable loss and people like you are making it worse.


63 posted on 06/04/2014 4:33:07 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: TsonicTsunami08

Listen up, genius:

Halbig and you are Sandy Hook Truthers Come Lately’s — and not very good at that.

I and others here followed this from the start and our little fingers know more about the facts of this case than the whole lot of you Truther Come Lately’s.

If it’s facts you want then they are here in all the threads from start to finish:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/sandyhook/index?tab=articles

Bone up on the facts, genius, both you and your self-appointed school safety moron, and then go away.


64 posted on 06/04/2014 4:44:56 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: bmwcyle

or is he just nervous in front of the cameras and microphones like you would be.


65 posted on 06/04/2014 4:46:10 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Uncle Chip, HELL NO.


66 posted on 06/04/2014 4:47:08 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: beaversmom

That guy that stole the signs was from the DC area.

The ‘story’ was featured on the 11PM news a few days ago.

His father was interviewed.

His father makes Bowe’s father look completely sane and rational.

If all this effort were put into locating etc the Bengazi ‘survivors’ we may get some answers to that.

People are correct....Kind of unbelievable that a whole town could or would be able to ‘cover up/invent’ an act such as Sandy Hook.

‘IF you want to have 3 people keep a secret, kill the other 2 and then watch what you say and who you say it to.’


67 posted on 06/04/2014 4:52:08 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others. (G Marx))".)
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To: TsonicTsunami08

<>Please post the FBI report for Sandy Hook. You can not because it is sealed and classified.<>

The FBI didn’t conduct the investigation — the State of Connecticut did.

The Sandy Hook Final Report filed by the State of Connecticut that conducted the investigation is available and has been for 6 months — or are you Truthers too stupid to realize that:

http://www.ct.gov/csao/lib/csao/Sandy_Hook_Final_Report.pdf


68 posted on 06/04/2014 4:55:56 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: bmwcyle

When was the last time you stood in front of news cameras and answered questions about your child who had just been brutally murdered???


69 posted on 06/04/2014 4:58:20 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: LyinLibs

Sick. Disgusting. Get help.


71 posted on 06/04/2014 5:47:25 AM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

The fraud perpetrated is what is disgusting.
Give us facts,not your disingenuous outrage.

Who exactly died and produce the death certificate. They are public records.

Can you help me locate the death records?
I am trying to elicit help.


72 posted on 06/04/2014 6:02:55 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: Uncle Chip

Name calling, that is all you have.Grow up.


73 posted on 06/04/2014 6:28:59 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: Uncle Chip

Nonsence.The FBI was on scene,what,they there to keep everybody in fresh Starbucks?

The final FBI report is sealed and classified.

The FBI didn’t conduct an investgation? That is a lie, and yes I’m calling you a lier.


74 posted on 06/04/2014 6:58:27 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: TsonicTsunami08

What makes you think that an FBI report, if there is one on this case, would be materially different from the Connecticut report that I linked for you???

Have you even bothered to read the Connecticut report or are you just simply proving that the name you were called fits you to a “T”.


76 posted on 06/04/2014 7:17:35 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: RIghtwardHo

“I am so sick of lunatic conspiracy theorists I can’t stand it.”

So true. I usually think they are fun but this one is so completely wrong/scary.


77 posted on 06/04/2014 7:19:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy
I have been reading the things that this/these wing nuts say and I think they are liberals trying to make conservatives look nutty. I lost a child when he was 18 and people told me they could not believe how calm and subdued I was. I was in shock and I don't know how I behaved.
In reality no one know how they will behave/appear in that situation until it happens to you.
78 posted on 06/04/2014 7:25:27 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: LyinLibs

Why would he forge his birth certificate? His mom and “dad” weren’t even together when he was born.


79 posted on 06/04/2014 7:30:50 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: TsonicTsunami08

If you are going to make stuff up, at least TRY to see if any of it can be proven.

Honestly, these people think the Twilight Zone was a documentary.


80 posted on 06/04/2014 7:33:05 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Uncle Chip

Sir, you said the FBI did not conduct an investigation. These are your words.

That is a lie and you are a lier.


81 posted on 06/04/2014 7:35:00 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: AppyPappy

Please state exactly what I made up.As I have been able to point to the exact lie on this thread.Fair is fair.

Show me exactly.


82 posted on 06/04/2014 7:40:24 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: TsonicTsunami08
That is a lie and you are a lier.

Prove it.

I am trying to elicit help.

Then try spell check -- and then your local mental institution.

83 posted on 06/04/2014 7:41:13 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: TsonicTsunami08

“Show me proof that anyone died at that school in Sandy Hook.”

What proof would convince you?


84 posted on 06/04/2014 7:47:52 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: TsonicTsunami08

“The final FBI report is sealed and classified.”

Prove it.


85 posted on 06/04/2014 7:48:17 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: lowbridge

As my director says, “Anyone can be a director. It’s the easiest job on a movie.” Until you actually try to direct a movie . . . .


86 posted on 06/04/2014 7:50:10 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Ditter

Nah, these are narcissistic people who want to believe they have inside knowledge that no one else can get. It makes them feel important. It also fits into the pre-conceived beliefs. “Obama is bad therefore Sandy Hook didn’t happen”. It also fits into their argumentative contrarian nature.

You’ll notice that they believe things despite having no evidence that backs their belief. Their lack of evidence is their evidence. “I haven’t seen the bodies therefore they don’t exist”.


87 posted on 06/04/2014 7:52:57 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: TsonicTsunami08

“Not one death certificate issued.”

Prove it.


88 posted on 06/04/2014 7:55:03 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: TsonicTsunami08

“No EMS allowed to enter school.”

Show evidence that EMS was never allowed in the school


89 posted on 06/04/2014 7:56:05 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: LyinLibs

You are wrong. Get help.


90 posted on 06/04/2014 7:57:14 AM PDT by FXRP
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To: AppyPappy

how do you prove a negative?

there are some VERY ODD things about Sandy Hook and I was the LAST ONE to think this was any conspiracy- But just the other day someone showed the killers death certificate was from THE DAY BEFORE...???

Someone else posted a picture of the SAME WOMAN shown as killed at sandy hook and also killed at some other libtard hated event months earlie... that was very strange too...


91 posted on 06/04/2014 7:57:32 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Uncle Chip

Thanks and you’ll forgive me but liar is a word I don’t like to use much.The thing about me is I won’t write anything that I wouldn’t say to your face.

Your a LIAR!

Classifying your adversaries as mentally ill is right out of the communist playbook.Are you a liar and a communist?


92 posted on 06/04/2014 8:01:34 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: TsonicTsunami08
Your a LIAR!

Prove it -- and then try spell check ... again.

Are you sure you're old enough to be on a computer???

93 posted on 06/04/2014 8:11:25 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: TsonicTsunami08

Whatever you say


94 posted on 06/04/2014 8:11:42 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Mr. K

That was Social Security not a death certificate.
And yes, that is very strange.
If you have a link to Adam Lanza’s death certificate please post a link.


95 posted on 06/04/2014 8:12:13 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: Mr. K

“how do you prove a negative?”

Why would you believe a negative without proof?


96 posted on 06/04/2014 8:17:11 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: TsonicTsunami08

“Your a LIAR!”

You’re, dumbass.

Please prove he is a liar. Real proof. Not stuff that only resides in your head.


97 posted on 06/04/2014 8:18:13 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: TsonicTsunami08
Not one wrongful death law suit filed against the school board or anyone else.ZERO with slip and fall lawyers on every corner.

Sue who for what? In what way was the school negligent?

Talk about suspending belief. A 170 pound mentally ill young man with Aspergers disease (effects motor skills among other things.)killed 26 people in less than 11 minutes.That is superior to the capabilities of tier 1 killers trained by the US military.

Somehow I think that a "tier 1 killer" with a semi-automatic weapon wouldn't have any trouble killing 26 kindergarteners herded into a corner in less than 11 minutes. And Asperberger's does not always exhibit with motor skills problems. Certainly Lanza was a dedicated gamer, which indicates a certain facility with fine motor skills.

98 posted on 06/04/2014 8:52:58 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("The rat always knows when he's in with weasels"-- Tom Waits)
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To: AppyPappy

The FBI was on the scene. There was an FBI investigation.The report is classified.
If you have a link to the FBI report please post it.

Thanks

The statement that the FBI did not conduct an investigation is false. That is what Uncle Chip said.


99 posted on 06/04/2014 8:55:19 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: TsonicTsunami08
The FBI was on the scene.

There were a lot of people on the scene including the staff of the local Burger King.

There was an FBI investigation.

Prove it.

The report is classified.

Prove that there was a report to classify.

If you have a link to the FBI report please post it.

How can he provide a link to a report that was never conducted or classified.

The statement that the FBI did not conduct an investigation is false.

Prove it.

100 posted on 06/04/2014 9:07:29 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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