Political influence to protect dopers

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Microchip said:
He knew when Levi testified; he knew that Frankie was in the car with Kerry. Doesn't he have a life??! Seems like all he does is follow people around.
He's a sociopath. That's what these people do. Stalking is in the "profile."
 
Nov 24, 2009
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Race Radio said:
Thanks for the link. The scope and extent to which Armstrong would peddle his rotten influence is staggering and bewildering. To think that a cyclist can wield that much power? Insane.

Really puts into perspective what a piece of garbage Armstrong is. Once the dust settles, I suppose he will look more like a landfill than just a week's worth of garbage waiting for collection.

And all that love, that one sided thirst for recognition that he craved to fuel his hyperbolic ego, once it is gone he will be left with what he is, a rotten husk of a man who sold perhaps every facet of his humanity so he can star in his own made for tv f*cked up version of Citizen Kane. More or less.

Pretty sad.
 
Lance really if a piece of garbage!

I knew he was a doper but knowing all these details from people who has come forward is amazing. That is just not a simple doper but a complete criminal. A complete abuser. He did not deserved better if not worse.
 
Aug 13, 2009
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http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2013/01/27/why-did-federal-prosecutors-drop-their-lance-armstrong-case/

Mr. Birotte told them he was shutting down the investigation, that it was his decision and there would be “no discussion about it.” He did not give any reasons for his decision,
The United States Attorneys’ Manual, issued by the Department of Justice, says U.S. Attorneys should make sure the reasons for dropping any investigation are “communicated to the investigating agency involved and to any other interested agency, and are reflected in the office files.”
it would be unusual not to communicate those reasons to the agencies investigating the case,”
“This is still an ongoing matter for the FDA,”
 
Sep 7, 2012
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Microchip said:
At some point in time, Birotte needs to explain this publicly.
Would be interesting to hear what powerful figure - most likely a high-ranking government official - told him to kill the investigation.

And whoever that person is, he or she is probably kicking himself/herself for pulling strings for Armstrong.

Who has the power to get a US Attorney to drop a case? I think it has to be at least Senator level.

This could be a big scandal.
 
Aug 13, 2009
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delleErbe said:
Would be interesting to hear what powerful figure - most likely a high-ranking government official - told him to kill the investigation.
Bill Clinton was one of many
 
Aug 13, 2009
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324449104578311941851284534.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

Lance Armstrong hired a Washington lobbying firm in 2010 to raise concerns about the agent leading a federal criminal investigation into his former cycling team

the effort shows how far the disgraced former cyclist and his advisers went to try to frustrate efforts to probe Mr. Armstrong's past.

A lawyer for Lance Armstrong hired a lobbying firm in 2010 in an attempt to influence a federal criminal probe
his firm was hired in July 2010 on Mr. Armstrong's behalf for a lobbying effort aimed, in part, at raising concerns about Jeff Novitzky, a Food and Drug Administration special agent who was leading the investigation into Mr. Armstrong
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Mr. Caperton said the firm worked for Mr. Armstrong for about three months, but, after arranging meetings on Capitol Hill, decided a full-scale lobbying effort wouldn't have worked. "There was no congressional path forward,"
"No congressman in his or her right mind would try to interfere with a criminal investigation."
Documents filed by the Barnes Group under lobbying-disclosure laws show that the firm was hired to "monitor and liase [sic] with regard to the Federal Government's involvment [sic] into allegations of improper use of steroids and other substances by professional athletes."
Tim Herman, Mr. Armstrong's longtime counsel, made two payments in 2010 of $25,000 each through his Texas law firm to Barnes,

The Barnes effort began about three months after Mr. Novitzky and prosecutors in the Los Angeles U.S. attorney's office began looking into whether Mr. Armstrong's team engaged in systematic doping


in 2012, as the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency investigated Mr. Armstrong, a lobbyist hired by his cancer charity visited Rep. Jose Serrano (D., N.Y.), according to the congressman, who said through a spokesman the lobbyist criticized USADA and questioned the fairness of its process.
 
May 7, 2009
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I am not a lawyer (thank god) but can someone please tell me how Tim Herman has gotten away with lying (presumably) to Judge Sparks and god knows who/what else throughout the course of this whole thing ????

Aside from that, he is just as guilty as Armstrong of slamming those whom he knew was telling the truth about his client/buddy...
 

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