WASHINGTON - March 5 - Twice in the days before right wing activist Kay Daly published stolen Democratic documents on her web site, Senator Orrin Hatch appeared on fringe internet radio shows with her. On October 29, 2003, he appeared on her Free Republic radio Daly Show and on November 11, 2003, he appeared on another Free Republic radio show with her. Manuel Miranda appeared on Ms. Dalys radio show just two weeks earlier.
Kay Daly was the first person to publish complete versions of the stolen documents. Miranda still denies leaking the stolen documents. Orrin Hatch denies having any knowledge of the stolen documents. Their appearances on the internet-broadcast radio shows days before she obtained the documents calls into question their denials.
It is highly unusual that a sitting United States Senator, the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, would appear on two fringe internet radio broadcasts in two weeks. The same could be said for a top staffer in the Senate Leaders office, especially in the busy days leading up to the Republicans faux filibuster.
For reasonable observers, it is hard to believe that the timing of these events is purly coincidental. This is one reason a criminal investigation is absolutely necessary.
- Both Manuel Miranda and Sen. Orrin Hatch Appeared on a FreeRepublic.com Radio Show with Stolen Memo Publisher Just Weeks Before Memos Published.
- Stolen Memos were leaked to Kay Dalys Coalition for a Fair Judiciary. link
- Orrin Hatch appeared on Dalys fringe radio show two weeks before the stolen memos were published. link
- Orrin Hatch appeared on another extremist radio show with Daly less than a week before the stolen memos were published. link
- Miranda appeared on Dalys radio show just weeks before the stolen memos were published. link
- Daly leading the charge to defend Miranda.
If Miranda, who has admitted to reading the memos in media interviews but denied distributing them to reporters, faces more discipline or is fired, Daly promised an organized conservative backlash. The reaction would be incendiary, she said. [Paul Kane, Roll Call, 1/26/04]
Manny [Miranda] is a real fighter, said Kay Daly, president of Coalition for a Fair Judiciary, a grouping of conservative activist organizations involved in judicial nominations. He's got that 40-yard stare. [Charles Hurt, Washington Times, 3/4/04]