Skip to comments.Official Misconduct! Kerry Abused His Senate Position to Broker Sweatheart Deal for Forbes Cousin
Posted on 10/25/2004 7:27:46 AM PDT by jmstein7
Reports indicate that Democratic nominee, Senator John Kerry, committed official misconduct in 1994, abusing his position as Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA by suppressing evidence of live prisoners of war in Vietnam to give his cousin's company a billion dollar deal.
As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA in the early 1990s, Senator Kerry lobbied zealously for normalized relations with Vietnam. As a result, his cousin, C. Stewart Forbes, was able to broker a billion dollar deal between Hanoi and Colliers International, a large company based in Kerry's home state of Massachusetts.
Further, according to the Toronto Sun, , Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, et al, in a multitude of articles in February of 1994, there is credible evidence that his committee suppressed evidence including live sightings that there were still indeed American prisoners in Vietnam.
If introduced, this evidence may have prevented the normalized relations Kerry sought normalized relations that were paramount to sealing the Colliers deal.
Some investigators have charged that Kerry actually threatened that, if the suppressed evidence ever leaked out, that they would wish [theyd] never been born.
Kerry Caught BUMP!
Where is the [Vanity] nomenclature in the thread title that is warranted for unsourced threads?
How exactly did he "suppress(ing) evidence of live prisoners of war"?
More details to follow...
Thanks for the ping!
This story has been known since the early 90s. It has been talked about at this site all year. I'm hoping that someone has been holding back on pushing the story until late October. It's now late October. My guess is that this goes nowhere.
Didn't we cover this already about 6 months ago on FR? My search skills are pretty awful, but when JK was taking the primaries, I remember a thread or two about this.
bump...here's hoping the world actually decides to care about the lack of character Kerry exhibits. Fat chance.
Neither Kerry nor his henchscum has been asked or bothered to answer any questions like this; why should they start now. This is the kind of story that if McAuliffe says anything, it will be to brag that he was right about last minute efforts by the Republican to sink Kerry, that this was a perfect example of that desperation and, therefore, didn't deserve a response. The old timey, non-cable media will all nod and move on.
This has been "news" for years and nothing has happened. He was reelected after this incident, so why is it now being brought up again. This has NO legs and nothing will happen AGAIN. Just as his meeting with the VC in 1971 2 times with a 3rd in the offing, and NOTHING was done then.
He and mccain spit on the families of MIAs and POWs then and they probably will do it again, if these hearings are reopened, which they won't.
Isn't it somewhat up to us to ensure things get legs?
I've heard of this before.........just not details..
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