John McCain appeared at the American Legion in Claremont, New Hampshire early Saturday morning, July 14th. As he greeted campaign staff and took questions from reporters, he was confronted by WeAreChange.org who asked him about his connections with Ed Failor. McCain confirmed that he knew Failor and that Failor had been working in some capacity for his presidential campaign. Ed Failor was the head of Iowa Tax Alliance who co-hosted the last televised presidential forum, an event that congressman man Ron Paul was not invited to participate in.
Senator McCain was also asked if he supported a new investigation into the 9-11 attacks and why he had been seen taking pictures with 9-11 truth activists. McCain seemed to be confused about this, as he was with every issue we put to him. Matt asked him if he was under some sort of mind control jokingly, but you never know.
Another member of WeAreChange asked if McCain's office could provide the law requiring citizens to file an income tax return to the residence of Ed and Elaine (family or clan of Brown) in an effort to avoid any confrontation with federal authorities. McCain gave the canned answer that the courts had ruled on this. When McCain was asked about the draft he seemed to think that a draft of Americans would not take place despite his support of compulsory service historically.
Campaign staff tried to push us away outside and some tried to block the camera with signs. Members of the McCain campaign did speak with WeAreChange later calmly and asked if we had confronted Giuliani or other candidates. We told them we confront everyone, every time we can.
Aaron Dykes / JonesReport.com | July 18, 2007
McCain, who wrote the forward to Popular Mechanics' Debunking 9/11 Myths, repeatedly told reporters, "I do not support a new investigation" and stated that he believes the "9/11 Commission did a good job."
But other reporters continued to hammer the complicit senator with further questions and demands for a new 9/11 investigation. Seemingly frustrated that he could not simply brush off 9/11 truthers, McCain retreated to his SUV where he entertained questions from the mainstream media only.
Staff members attempted to take away a bullhorn and remove alternative media from the site, but backed off at warnings not to assault the reporters or stifle the first amendment.
Reporters cited hundreds of witnesses, including police officers, firefighters and former janitor William Rodriguez, who all reported hearing bombs go off in the lower levels of the WTC towers-- accounts that contradict the basic findings of the 9/11 Commission.
McCain flatly told reporters that he did not support a new investigation and claimed to have "additional information," stating that he did not believe there was a cover-up.
If such settling "additional information" indeed exists, John McCain has an obligation to share it-- though the mere fact that he has withheld information about 9/11 from the public seems to directly point to a cover-up.
Reporters also asked McCain about links with Ed Failor of Iowans for Tax Relief who hosted the recent televised forum for Republican presidential candidates and expressly left out Congressman Ron Paul. John McCain admitted that Ed Failor was a paid staff member working for his campaign.
McCain wrote in Debunking 9/11 Myths, "Blaming some conspiracy within our government for the horrific attacks of September 11 mars the memories of all those lost on that day."Yet when reporters emphasized the fact that it is family members of 9/11 victims who want a new investigation, McCain merely walks away.
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