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Old 10-11-12, 14:30
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Default Velonews looking into Birotte situation

Nice to see Velonews doing some extra reporting on the Birotte situation.

The evidence gathered by USADA once again brings Birotte’s closure into question. VeloNews has submitted a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the federal case, though the Justice Department has yet to respond.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/...nvolved_256676
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Old 10-11-12, 14:37
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Nice to see Velonews doing some extra reporting on the Birotte situation.

The evidence gathered by USADA once again brings Birotte’s closure into question. VeloNews has submitted a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the federal case, though the Justice Department has yet to respond.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/...nvolved_256676
good on them. I am very interested myself.
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I'll believe journalism from Velonews when I see journalism from Velonews.
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Old 10-11-12, 15:22
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Did someone just swap sides? Was that the moment?
Or will they intensionally fail?

Making money on the yellow side of cycling is going to get that much harder from today on...
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I'm sure we'll see a lot of the media switching sides and forgetting the things they have said and done in the past, lots of people either blaming others (before my time) or re-writing their histories.
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Old 10-11-12, 15:37
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This is big. The top legal analyst at ESPN, Lester Munson, was just on TV criticizing US Attorney Andre Birotte for closing the federal investigation of Armstrong and the USPS team.

Just wait. The federal case could potentially be re-opened. If Armstrong or his lobbying group had ANY influence at all on ANY part of the federal investigation process being closed they are in deep, deep, doo doo.
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Hope Birotte falls soon. Now that Armstrong is history, that devil is the next in line (the No. 2 on my list). Step by step. After that go for McQuaid and Heini.
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Nice to see Velonews doing some extra reporting on the Birotte situation.

The evidence gathered by USADA once again brings Birotte’s closure into question. VeloNews has submitted a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the federal case, though the Justice Department has yet to respond.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/...nvolved_256676
This will be interesting...not because of Velonews, but because of the many others who will become re-interested in the Birotte decision now that this evidence is in the public domain. I doubt he buried this entirely on his own....surely there were some pressures from above. In that sense he gets a perfect excuse to re-open if the decision to close was not his at all....he can use the public pressure as a justification to re-open. This should be really good, in fact they are probably wondering what the hell to do right now since before it spirals......
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