Thursday, September 16, 2004
Sen. Kerry, Sign the Standard Form 180
The biggest lie: Kerry has released all his military records!
Navy Contradicts Kerry on Release of Military Records
cnsnews.com ^ | September 16, 2004 | Marc Morano
Posted on 09/16/2004 3:45:11 PM PDT by blogblogginaway
(CNSNews.com) -The U.S. Navy released documents Wednesday contradicting
claims by Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry that all of his
available military records have been released.
The Navy, responding to a Freedom of Information Act request from the
legal watchdog group Judicial Watch, also referred interested parties to
Kerry's campaign web site for government military documents.
Navy Personnel Command FOIA Officer Dave German wrote in an e-mail to
Judicial Watch that the Navy "withheld thirty-one pages of documents from
the responsive military personnel service records as we were not provided
a release authorization."
A "release authorization" would have to come from Kerry filling out and
signing a Standard Form 180, something he has yet to do. A Standard Form
180 would authorize the complete release of all his military records. Judicial
Watch filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in August to obtain
Kerry's military records.
The official U.S. Navy response was received by Judicial Watch on
Wednesday, the same day that Kerry told syndicated radio and MSNBC TV
host Don Imus that "We've posted my military records that they sent to me,
or were posted on my website. You can go to my website,
and all my -- you know, the documents are there."
When Imus pressed Kerry as to whether all of his documents were in fact
included on the campaign website, Kerry responded, "To the best of my
knowledge. I think some of the medical stuff may still be out there. We're
trying to get it.
"We released everything that they (the Navy) initially sent me," he added.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the Navy's correspondence
confirms that Kerry has not been forthright in releasing his military files.
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