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Homeland security lied against jailed Border Agents

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GaryBrun, Feb 7, 2007.


  1. GaryBrun

    GaryBrun Monkey+++

    [FONT=Palatino, Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif][SIZE=+2]http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54132

    Government admits lying about jailed border agents
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    <!-- end head --><!-- deck --> [FONT=Palatino, Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif][SIZE=+1]Inspector confronted on Capitol Hill, says promised 'proof' does not exist [/SIZE][/FONT]
    <!-- end deck --> <hr size="1"> [SIZE=-1]Posted: February 6, 2007
    8:06 p.m. Eastern

    [/SIZE] [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times] [/FONT] [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times][FONT=Palatino, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times, serif] <!-- byline --> By Jerome R. Corsi
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    <!-- intelliTXT --> [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times] <!-- Kontera --> <!-- begin bodytext --> <table align="right"> <tbody><tr> <td width="110">[​IMG]
    Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas</td> </tr> </tbody></table> A Department of Homeland Security official admitted today the agency misled Congress when it contended it possessed investigative reports proving Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean confessed guilt and declared they "wanted to shoot some Mexicans" prior to the incident that led to their imprisonment. [/FONT][FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]The admission came during the testimony of DHS Inspector General Richard L. Skinner before the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, according to Michael Green, press secretary for Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]Culberson was questioning Skinner about a meeting DHS officials had Sept. 26 with him and three other Republican congressman from Texas, Reps. Ted Poe, Michael McCaul and Kenny Marchant. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times](Story continues below) [/FONT]
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    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]WND previously reported that at that meeting the DHS Inspector General's office asserted it had documentary evidence Ramos and Compean: [/FONT]
    1. [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]
    2. confessed to knowingly shooting at an unarmed suspect;
    3. stated during the interrogation they did not believe the suspect was a threat to them at the time of the shooting;
    4. stated that day they "wanted to shoot a Mexican";
    5. were belligerent to investigators;
    6. destroyed evidence and lied to investigators.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]Under questioning by Culberson, Skinner admitted DHS did not in fact have investigative reports to back up the claims: "The person who told you that misinformed you," Skinner reportedly replied. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]This prompted a startled and angry response from the congressman. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]"You lied to me and you lied to all of us," Culberson charged. "Your office tried to paint a picture of Ramos and Compean as dirty cops, and now you come before this committee and tell us you never had the information to back up those claims." [/FONT]
    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]Ramos and Compean began prison sentences last month after their actions in the shooting of a drug smuggler who was granted immunity to testify against them. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]Responding to Skinner's testimony yesterday, Poe said it "explains why DHS has been stonewalling Congress." [/FONT]
    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]"DHS didn't turn over the reports to us to back up their September 26 accusations for one simple reason – the reports never existed," the Texas congressman said. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]"Why did it take DHS four months to admit their error?" he asked. "I wonder how much more has DHS told the public and Congress about Ramos and Compean that simply isn't true?" [/FONT]
    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]Poe said he's determined to get to the bottom of DHS's claim. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]"I expect this new revelation will lead to a lot more questions before we're done," he said. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]Andy Ramirez, who has been involved with the case as chairman of Friends of the Border Patrol, told WND the DHS's actions "represent obstruction of justice, and they should be held in contempt of Congress, and, if possible, prosecuted to the full extent of the law." [/FONT]
    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]"This admission today is yet more proof of how they are willing to distort the facts, as I have charged all along, in order to ensure a conviction," he said. [/FONT]
     
  2. gillman7

    gillman7 Monkey+++

  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Remember children, the policeman is always your friend.and "We're from the government we're here to help.eek3:mad:
     
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