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By Jim Traficant

Many of you have read Michael Collins Piper’s book Target Traficant. Michael has a gift of expression utilizing the printed (and spoken) word.*

Reading the book, you begin to understand how obsessed our government and the Justice Department was in removing yours truly from Congress. They could not bear my voice reverberating around the Capitol completely insulated by the speech and debate clause of our Constitution.

Our government was so pleased with the Traficant conviction that they promoted Justice Department official Michael Chertoff to the No. 1 position of the powerful and important Homeland Security Department. The boss. The big guy. Big shot. Chertoff “got” Traficant. That wasn’t all. Cleveland Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Morford was elevated to the No. 2 position in the Department of Justice. In fact, Morford became the acting attorney general after the departure of A.G. Alberto Gonzalez. Morford and Chertoff “got” Traficant.

Well, now the chickens seem to be coming home to roost. What is Chertoff’s new gig? “The Chertoff Group.” Chertoff now represents companies, many of which do business with the United States government.

Morford is also in the private sector now. He is chief compliance officer for Cardinal Health, Inc., a Fortune 20 corporation. Reports say Morford is earning his keep. Morford is being credited with successfully reducing Cardinal Health’s delinquent tax assessment of over $600,000, down to a manageable $50,000. After all, Morford has connections.

Chertoff is not much different. One of the Chertoff Group’s clients is a company named Rapiscan. Rapiscan is in the money. Rapiscan makes full-body scanners to protect our airplanes from terrorists.

The trouble is when Chertoff was chief of Homeland Security, Homeland Security started buying scanners from Rapiscan for $160,000—that’s right, for each one. In fact, in 2008 alone, Rapiscan got $26.5 million from Homeland Security—and $41.4 million from all government agencies combined.

Numbers prove that the Chertoff Group is becoming the most high-powered and deep-pocketed national security consulting firm in the United States. According to insiders, Chertoff took full advantage of the attempted attack on Northwest Flight 253 by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, known as “the crotch bomber.” Chertoff claimed America needed full-body scanners to prevent these types of disasters. Chertoff wanted funding on a large scale, and Chertoff got it.


If that’s not enough to bomb your crotch, it was recently announced that “11 major airports will begin using full body scanners and plan to buy 1,000 of the machines over the next two years.”

Think about it. Chertoff was a big supporter of full-body scanners when
he was the top dog at the Department of Homeland Security. Yeah, right, who’s kidding whom? Chertoff should be investigated. If this isn’t a classic case of conflict of interest and is not a crime, I don’t know what is.

The truth is, there’s some rumbling about Chertoff’s actions in this matter—but who will question it? Chertoff should be subpoenaed by a grand jury, and his involvement with this Rapiscan contract should be scrutinized and investigated.

I say Chertoff used his power, contacts and influence to make huge personal gains from the sale of these 1,000- plus body scanners at a price of $160,000 each. Chertoff allowed our borders to be wide open while demanding full body scanners.

Beam me up!

As for Morford, he could be in deep criminal trouble as well. You see, Morford pressured an honest American by the name of Richard Detore to falsely testify that Detore “saw John Cafaro give J.T. [Jim Traficant] $10,000 in J.T.’s Washington, D.C. office.” Detore refused, saying, “I will not lie against J.T.”

Morford then pressured Detore to state that he “was standing outside J.T.’s office and heard the deal.” Detore said, “I will not lie against J.T.”

Morford then indicted Detore charging that Detore had “influenced the bribe on J.T.” At trial, Morford then maneuvered John Cafaro into falsely testifying that he, Cafaro, “gave J.T the cash in my [Cafaro’s] car inYoungstown, Ohio.”

And that’s not all. Morford also pressured businessman Nambdi Okolo to lie. When Okolo refused, he was sent to prison and then was deported to Nigeria. Now, Okolo has submitted an affidavit to the Nigerian  government stating that, “Prosecutor Morford pressured me to lie about J.T. and Detore. I refused. I couldn’t do it; Detore has two children, just like me.”

So, Okolo’s life has been ruined. Okolo flatly states: “I was imprisoned and deported because I would not break the law and perjure myself for Morford.”

You now get the picture of these two bums: Chertoff and Morford are birds of a feather.

By the way, I, J.T., now need one government whistleblower in Cleveland, Ohio to come forward and admit that the prosecution lied at my trial when they voluntarily stated they “made no tapes, audio or video, on J.T,”
even though it was revealed that the Traficant investigation was conducted over a six-year period—by over 250 government agents at a cost to taxpayers exceeding $15 million. This was done at a time when the World Trade Center and Pentagon were being attacked. I need one honest whistleblower to admit that the government has thousands of tapes on hand—but not one tape out of those thousands captured any crimes by yours truly.

Think about it. The government claims it didn’t even tap my phones? If you believe that, you are part of the problem. They made boxes and boxes of tapes. You see, folks, the government had no physical evidence against me. Prosecutors only had the forced, extorted testimony of witnesses who avoided prison for lying for Morford and Chertoff.

As former Secret Service Agent Mike Robertson stated: “J.T. was falsely convicted. . . . The reason the government claimed they made no tapes is because J.T. could have used the tapes as evidence that no crime was committed.”

So much for justice.

These birds of a feather, Chertoff and Morford, have a day of reckoning to contend with before this matter is history. And as my Grandma Farkas always said, “Birds of a feather flock together.”

Grandma Farkas was very smart.

Get back at me!
*TARGET: Traficant tells the outrageous inside story of how the Justice Department, the Israeli Lobby and the American mass media conspired to set up and take down Congressman Jim Traficant. Michael Collins Piper dissects the intrigues of the Justice Department and the FBI and demonstrates, beyond any doubt, that the congressman was absolutely innocent of all of the charges on which he was convicted and that, in fact, the entire criminal case against him was fabricated. Includes a special appendix outlining the previous Justice Department frame-up of former Pennsylvania State Treasurer Budd Dwyer resulting in his tragic public suicide. Softcover, 176 pages, $25, free S&H in the U.S.—available from FIRST AMENDMENT BOOKS, 645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, #100, Washington, D.C. 20003. Call 1-888-699-6397 to charge to Visa or MC. See more books and videos online at

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