Skip to comments.Police Report Sheds Doubt on 'Theft' of Kerry's FBI Files
Posted on 04/09/2004 7:24:18 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
Police Report Sheds Doubt on 'Theft' of Kerry's FBI Files Marc Morano, CNSNews.com Friday, April 9, 2004 The author who alleges that three boxes of FBI files dealing with Democrat presidential candidate John Kerry's anti-war group were stolen from his home last month did not allow police officers to process the crime scene. The police report of the incident also neglects to mention that the Kerry campaign dispatched a messenger to the home of author Gerald Nicosia to pick up copies of the FBI files a week before the alleged theft of the documents.
CNSNews.com has obtained a copy of the police report related to the alleged theft of three of the 14 boxes containing FBI files that Nicosia was keeping in his home. Nicosia is the author of the book "Home to War: A History of the Vietnam Veterans' Movement" and is a supporter of Kerry.
In addition to the three boxes, Nicosia alleges that "several file folders have been removed from the remaining 11 boxes," according to the police report.
'No Signs of Forced Entry'
The March 26 report from the Twin Cities Police Department in Larkspur, Calif., noted that "there were no signs of forced entry into the residence." The department confirmed Thursday that there were still no leads or suspects.
Absent from the police report was any mention of the fact that the Kerry campaign had sent an aide to Nicosia's house in Corte Madera, Calif., to review the documents. Kerry's campaign dispatched the aide on the same day CNSNews.com reported that the FBI files showed Kerry was in attendance at a controversial 1971 meeting in Kansas City of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW).
That meeting allegedly involved the discussion of possibly trying to assassinate several U.S. senators still committed to the American war effort in Vietnam. Before the publication of the CNSNews.com article on March 18, Kerry had repeatedly denied being in attendance at the meeting.
Nicosia said he reached out to Kerry's campaign a week before the documents were allegedly stolen.
Silence About the Messenger
"Senator Kerry was obviously [at the Kansas City meeting in 1971]. I called the Kerry office and said, 'You know, I think you folks really should look at these documents before you make any further statements,' Nicosia told Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" on April 2.
"And ... they immediately sent a messenger to my house, got copies of the documents, and that evening Senator Kerry did issue a retraction and said based on the documents, he now believed that he was at that meeting," Nicosia said.
The police report noted that journalists, including those from the Los Angeles Times and CNN, had had access to Nicosia's home. The report also indicated that a sliding-glass-door repairman had been granted access to the home. But there is no mention of the Kerry campaign having sent a representative there.
In a statement Nicosia submitted to the Twin Cities Police Department, which was included in the report on the alleged theft, he stated that "the [FBI] documents have significant political value in the upcoming Presidential election, as they cast John Kerry in various lights, both good and bad."
Nicosia did not want the alleged crime "scene processed," according to the police report.
The narrative of the police report filed by officer Theo Mainaris reads: "I checked the residence and I did not locate any signs of forced entry. After talking about that situation with Nicosia, he informed me he did not want the scene processed."
Detective Patrick Eddinger of the Twin Cities Police Department told CNSNews.com that Nicosia's refusal to have the scene processed was not "normal."
"It's not usually normal. Normally, we come in and we actually process the scene to see if we can find any fingerprints or anything else," Eddinger explained. "There was no force to anything in the residence, what we could find, in order to gain entry."
Nicosia declined to be interviewed for this article.
Despite the lack of any evidence or leads, Nicosia is now publicly speculating that Republican Party operatives might have stolen the FBI documents from his home.
"I would say that the Republicans had the largest motivation," Nicosia told Scarborough last week. Scarborough said the case "almost sounds like a "West Coast version of Watergate, 2004."
When pressed on the issue, Nicosia went further in his accusations. "Oh, I would think it would be the Republicans, not John Kerry. I was cooperating with John Kerry. I'm a Kerry supporter," Nicosia said.
But Eddinger said he had no suspects at the moment. "It's an ongoing investigation. I am still trying to gather information," he said.
The Twin Cities Police department might seek some of that information from Kerry's campaign. "There is a couple of other people I need to talk to, including possibly the Kerry campaign," Eddinger said.
According to the police report, Nicosia alleged that the crime occurred on Thursday, March 25 while the house was empty from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
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Maybe it was space aliens who "abducted" the documents.
Maybe it was Winged Monkeys from the land of Oz.
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"The police report of the incident also neglects to mention that the Kerry campaign dispatched a messenger to the home of author Gerald Nicosia to pick up copies of the FBI files a week before the alleged theft of the documents."
Can you say . .
Open this page. Contact info link will be on the left (naturally).
FOLLOW the money...this guy got PAID or will be PAID for those three boxes.
Think about it...it would raise eyebrows if JF'ing Kerry or Teresa "asked" the government for this info...so why not just "buy" it?
They were not stolen they were purchased...
Here's the link to my original posting:
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