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Old 12-11-12, 00:22
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This for me is one of the most interesting aspects, and says a lot about our speculation about the motives of Birotte Jnr:
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According to the documents, Mr. Armstrong at first attempted to quash the subpoena, then considered sidestepping it by asserting his Fifth Amendment rights. The Fifth Amendment offers protections against self-incrimination, barring the government from forcing any person to be a witness against himself. At the time, Mr. Armstrong was facing a criminal investigation into his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. The case was eventually dropped, allowing Mr. Armstrong to comply with the subpoena
If Birotte did not unceremoniously drop the FDA investigation with zero warning against the advice of Novitzky et al, Lance was doomed. Birotte has some serious questions to answer.
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Hmmm.

RaceRadio calls it again. That dude's win/loss percentage is ridiculous.
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This for me is one of the most interesting aspects, and says a lot about our speculation about the motives of Birotte Jnr:


If Birotte did not unceremoniously drop the FDA investigation with zero warning against the advice of Novitzky et al, Lance was doomed. Birotte has some serious questions to answer.
Yeah. I think this was patently obvious from the time the suit was dropped. Look to Feinstein and Bill Clinton as the sponsors leading to Birotte's decision.
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It's hard to keep track!

So, this is not the original Justice Dept case being re-opened, but Landis' whistle blower case moving ahead, right?

Armstrong will be forced to testify in that case?
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It's hard to keep track!

So, this is not the original Justice Dept case being re-opened, but Landis' whistle blower case moving ahead, right?

Armstrong will be forced to testify in that case?
This is the WB case, yes. Appears to be the same guys who welcomed Hog to the ToC this year.
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Appears to be the same guys who welcomed Hog to the ToC this year.
"This year" 2012? Who was that?
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Although the federal investigation into Lance Armstrong and others involved in the US Postal Service team officially came to a close on February 3rd due to a ruling by United States Attorney Andre Birotte Jr., there are indications from California that efforts to work out exactly what took place within the team may not be at an end.

A source with knowledge of the matter has told VeloNation that RadioShack Nissan manager Johan Bruyneel was served a subpoena by federal agents when he arrived in the USA midweek.

Bruyneel was apparently summoned to meet with investigators yesterday.

Repeated attempts to contact the RadioShack Nissan squad today about the matter have gone unanswered, but a response has been sought from the team.
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It's hard to keep track!

So, this is not the original Justice Dept case being re-opened, but Landis' whistle blower case moving ahead, right?

Armstrong will be forced to testify in that case?
Landis' whistle-blower case is still in limbo. It appears that the feds have neither taken it nor rejected it.
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Landis' whistle-blower case is still in limbo. It appears that the feds have neither taken it nor rejected it.
Either way, LA can not be happy about these new media reports. It will be interesting to see if there is any PR in response. I bet we see photos of wonder dad volunteering at a soup kitchen with the family at Christmas or something similar. His ability to get away with supplying his typical arrogant response just took another hit.
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Hmmm.

RaceRadio calls it again. That dude's win/loss percentage is ridiculous.
Thanks. Hope you guys liked the documents. Lots more to come. I usually post them up on twitter first then eventually get it here

This is the doc from last week where the judge basically told Wonderboy's paid liars to stop playing games

http://www.scribd.com/doc/116284071/...to-Seal-denied
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