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The Jack Murtha Abscam Video

Here is a newly-released full video of Jack Murtha sitting down with an FBI agent in the Abscam scandal - until now only a 13-second portion of the tape had been available:

Here is what the American Spectator has to say about Murtha's Abscam involvement:

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.

I question the timing!

As in, why has Jack Murtha been protected from this for so long?

Update: much more about the "Boot Murtha" movement and Diana Irey's growing poll numbers from Gateway Pundit.

Posted by Ken McCracken · 3 October 2006 08:28 PM

Comments

Wow! At first I thought it was a whole lot of nothing until the 17th minute. Holy dirty batman! That is just terrible and disgusting he got away with this and being on the Ethics committe to boot, isn't he the same guy screaming "culture of corruption". Funny if it wasn't so sad.

Maybe 60 minutes will do a hit piece with this.........then again probably not.

Posted by: christian at October 4, 2006 07:09 AM

Hmmm, Why hasn't the MSM been on this?...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 4, 2006 09:57 AM