From the Current's "National Affairs" desk comes the sickening type of news we can probably expect to see more of as the Bush/Cheney regime exits the White House and attempts to cover the tracks of their many criminal misdeeds.
A GOP consultant who was apparently Karl Rove's right-hand IT guy was killed in a suspicious plane crash in Ohio this weekend. Circumstantial evidence seems to indicate that Mike Connell was the guy who could have revealed just how the GOP rigged the 2004 vote in Ohio to swing that election to Mr. Bush. Several stories about this are now making waves across the indie media news wires:
GOP consultant killed in plane crash was warned of sabotage: report
John Byrne, David Edwards and Stephen Webster
Published: Monday December 22, 2008
Raw Story had previously reported in September on how Connell was a "high-level Republican consultant" who had been subpoenaed in a case alleging tampering with the 2004 election, see:
Further reporting comes from the ever vigilant watchdogs at Infowars.com and Velvet Revolution:
Bush Insider Who Planned To Tell All Killed In Plane Crash, Non-Profit Demands Full Federal Investigation
A tipster close to the McCain campaign disclosed to VR in July that Mr. Connell's life was in jeopardy and that United States Attorney General , Ohio law enforcement and the federal court about these threats and insisted that Mr. Connell be placed in protective custody. VR also told a close associate of Mr. Connell's not to fly his plane because of another tip that the plane could be sabotaged. Mr. Connell, a very experienced pilot, has had to abandon at least two flights in the past two months because of suspicious problems with his plane. On December 18, 2008, Mr. Connell flew to a small airport outside of Washington DC to meet some people. It was on his return flight the next day that he crashed.had threatened him and his wife, Heather. VR's attorney, , notified the
On October 31, Mr. Connell appeared before a federal judge in Ohio after being subpoenaed in a federal lawsuit investigating the rigging of the 2004 election under the direction of Karl Rove. The judge ordered Mr. Connell to testify under oath at a deposition on November 3rd, the day before the presidential election. Velvet Revolution received confidential information that the White House was extremely concerned about Mr. Connell talking about his illegal work for the White House and two Bush/Cheney 04 attorneys were dispatched to represent him...
VR demands that the Justice Department conduct a complete investigation into the activities of Mr. Connell and determine whether there was any foul play in his death. VR demands that federal law enforcement officials place the following people under protective custody pending this investigation. Heather Connell who is the owner of GovTech Solutions, Randy Cole, the former President of GovTech Solutions, and Jeff Averbeck, the CEO of SmartTech in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Both GovTech and SmartTech have been implicated in the rigging of the 2000 and 2004 elections and the White House email scandal. Our prior request to have Mr. Connell protected went unheeded and now he is dead.Meanwhile, the silence of the mainstream media is deafening. Connell's crash is being reported by local outlets, but the the suspicious circumstances and implications are being skirted, as is to be expected. Connell's death doesn't even warrant mention on Google News's "Top Stories" front page. There's lots of reporting about the Denver plane crash in which no one was killed though - Google News returns 3,247 stories there.