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Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:22 PM

Did Lance Armstrong buy his freedom with a $100K donation to Planned Parenthood?

This from Tyler Hamilton's new book, The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs, on the subject of the DOJ's closure of their case against Lance:

"According to reports sources within the FBI, the FDA, and the U.S. Posal Service were 'shocked, surprised, and angered' at the unexplained closure. One source said 'there were no weaknesses in the case.' ESPN reported that prosecutors had prepared a written recommendation to indict Armstrong and others. A source close to the investigation said Sheryl Crow had been a 'star witness'. Crow did not respond to interview requests."

"Four possible factors behind (U.S. Attorney André) Birotte's decision to close the case:

1. Birotte, who'd been appointed just 11 months before, wanted to protect President Obama from the potentially ugly spectacle of indicting an American hero during an election year."

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"3. Birotte was wary of the cancer lobby. A controversy had recently erupted when the Susan G. Komen Foundation withdrew $700,000 in funding for Planned Parenthood for what appeared to be pressure from the political right...On Friday, February 3, the same day the case was dropped, the Lance Armstrong Foundation donated $100,000* to Planned Parenthood. to fill the funding gap, providing a clear signal of the LAF's support of the Obama administration's stance on reproductive rights, as well as a connection to the millions of women who objected to the Komen Foundation's decision."

Earlier posts on DU demonstrate exactly the kind of support Lance could expect by making such a donation:


"Old news...but since so many 'experts' here are gleeful over this 'right-winger' being banned, it's worth noting Lance is far from right wing..."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021191085

Tyler Hamilton's credibility is certainly suspect, but even if 10% of what he says is true this is Lance's M.O. to a tee: win at all costs.

*Actually $200,000 of support because of matching funds from NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Reply Did Lance Armstrong buy his freedom with a $100K donation to Planned Parenthood? (Original post)
wtmusic Sep 2012 OP
alcibiades_mystery Sep 2012 #1
wtmusic Sep 2012 #5
cliffordu Sep 2012 #2
wtmusic Sep 2012 #4
russspeakeasy Sep 2012 #3

Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:32 PM

1. So the theory is that a US attorney under Obama sought an out-and-out bribe

int he form of a donation to Planned Parenthood in exchange for not pursuing a doping/perjury investigation?

What a pile of right wing conspiracist fucking TRIPE.

Despicable bullshit, managing to be both anti-Obama and anti-Planned Parenthood. You should be ashamed of yourself. Of course, you're not. Fucking PUKE.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:25 PM

5. I suppose if the Kochs gave PP $100K they'd be real sweethearts too.

Me, I kinda think dem credentials shouldn't be up for sale.

The theory is that Lance's attorneys approached the DOJ. Perhaps you didn't know that he hired Karl Rove's lawyer to represent him? What does that say about stopping at nothing to get what he wants?

Still "despicable bullshit", "right wing consipracist tripe"...or are you a bit ashamed of yourself?

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:38 PM

2. You mean Lance Armstrong, ridin' buddies with Dubya??

This kind of bullshit is much funner than the Great Kenyan Kunspeericee,

But you really DO have to try harder.....

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:47 PM

4. That's exactly the point

This donation is probably the most liberal thing Lance has done in his life - assuming it wasn't just to save his own skin.

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:41 PM

3. Bullshit !

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