I received a mailing from William T. Russell, Lt.Col, USAR (Ret.) who ran against John Murtha for the congressional seat has declared his intention to run against Murtha again in 2010. That is the good news.
Murtha’s team did not feel that Williams running against Murtha was good news, and resorted to threats. The mailing quotes Murtha’s Chief of Staff as saying to Williams, “What are you going to do when we get the new Secretary of the Army seated and have your as# recalled to active duty…”
The mailing goes on to say that Williams former commanding officer has agreed to swear under oath that he has in fact been contacted by John Murtha’s office with regards to “recalling” Williams to active duty. The mailing continues:
This is a bombshell!!
What John Murtha has done is a brazen abuse of power and a threat to the integrity of the Department of Defense and the Congress of the United States.
Also enclosed is an article on Murtha’s relationship to a defense contractor, Kuchera Defense Systems who were awareded a contract for telemetry systems when the company had no experience with making such a system, nor had the security clearances necessary for such developement.
The employees of Kuchera did, however, donate at least $60,000 dollars to Murtha and his PAC since 2002, according to the mailing.