Report: Donald Trump proposes to repay Alan Spector to stop the investigation of Spygate
In the mid-2000s, when the Spygate legend dominated the sports world, there were many unanswered questions. At that time, it may not be a coincidence that the New England Patriots were illegally recording their opponent’s game video and they also won the Super Bowl.
Many of these questions remain unanswered, and the reason is simple: the NFL doesn’t want you to know the truth-the popularity of tapes, the competitive advantage Bill Belichick’s team has gained, and the people directly involved. Not to mention-how will the 2005 Super Bowl game against the Hawks be different?
When the Patriots were first discovered cheating, everyone was asking for answers. But no one seems to be able to get them, not even the US government. Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter (Arlen Specter) is a lifelong fan of the Eagles. In their Spygate scandal, the Eagles were wronged. They were angered and asked to be held accountable to the team, but he was not only affected by the Patriots. It’s troubled by the patriots, and the same is true for the Alliance.
Allegedly, “If there is an investigation,” Commissioner Roger Goodell once said. ESPN’s new story, “This will be terrible for the league.”
The NFL machine began to work overtime through PR spins and media assaults, but it was enough to prevent Spectre’s use. Spectre plans to hire coaches and front desk supervisors to testify, similar to Mitchell’s investigation of steroid use in MLB. That was the last thing Goodall and Patriots owner Robert Kraft wanted.
According to that, that is when something interesting happens ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham reportIt has become more interesting in the past five years.
According to the report, Spectre received a call from a long-term donor who was also a friend of Kraft Foods, including some exchange terms.
The story said: “If you fire the Patriots, then Palm Beach will have a lot of money.”
According to Spectre’s son Shanin, and Charles Robbins, a long-term communications advisor and ghostwriter to the late senator, the call came from former President Donald Trump, more than five years after he decided to run for office.
Both Trump and Kraft denied involvement through diplomats, and since Senator Spector died in 2012, there was no way to get a clear answer. But Shanin Spector and Robbins both opposed.
The story of “Friends from Palm Beach” originated from a meeting between Robins and Spectre in 2010. The recording was recorded because the two are working together on the third and last book of the Senator. Here are more works by Van Natta and Wickersham…
Ghost’s interest in Spygate began at the end of 2007. Later, Spectre ranked Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee and wrote two letters to Goodell, questioning the lightning-quick investigation of the NFL. In September 2007, just four days after the New England team was arrested from the sidelines using a signal from the New York Jets coach, the league investigation was over. The commissioner fined the Patriots $250,000 and coach Bill Berishick. $500,000 and confiscated the team’s first-round draft pick. A few days later, Goodall briefly restarted the investigation of the league and ordered his most trusted assistant, the league general counsel Jeff Pash, to place a few in the conference room of Gillette Stadium. Spy tape. The punishment is carried out before the evidence is collected and then destroyed quickly. To Spectre and others, this looked like an amateur investigation at best, or worse, a cover-up. Then, Goodall did not respond to any of Spectre’s letters seeking explanation. […]
When he narrated all of this to Robbins in 2010, Spectre ipped a sip of martini on the sofa in his study and talked about his lingering Spygate frustration. Spector recalled that at a recent fundraising meeting, he decided to convene “an unlikely candidate” but “explained my truth, bravery and self-confidence.” He gave Robert Kraft Kraft) called.
Unexpectedly, still angry with Spygate, Kraft agreed to meet Spectre in a hotel suite in Boston at 10:30 am on Monday, March 15, 2010. The content of the conversation shows that although Kraft now says through the team’s spokesperson that the meeting is “not memorable”, Spector told Robbins that the two “had a pleasant conversation.” “He said,’Let me get off your chest and do something very unfair to the Patriots. It’s very unfair.’ I decided not to fight with him.” In the end, Spectre and Kraft discussed the purpose of the meeting. Campaign funding, the senator hopes that Kraft and his company can contribute to his Senate campaign.
Kraft’s discussion led Spectre to provide Robbins with interesting information about his investigation into Spygate: “In terms of stealing signals, a mutual friend told me,’If I fire the Patriots, Palm Beach will have a lot of money. .’I replied, “I don’t care. “Although this exchange was published in Spectre’s 2012 book, the senator did not identify the powerful friend-nor did he reveal in the print that the friend told him he was playing Kraft’s messenger.
It became a fascinating footnote to the Spygate legend, which is one of the lingering questions: Who are the mutual friends of Spectre and Kraft, and who is willing to provide “a lot of money” for the powerful investigation to withdraw the senator? [espn.com]
In 2017, Robbins stated in an ESPN interview that he believes Trump’s president is a possibility for this mutual friend. Trump made political donations and even through another mutual friend Roger Stone (Roger Stone). They are all linked together in printed form. However, Robbins later doubled down on Trump, and this time he expressed it more firmly.
In the conversation initiated by the reporter, Robbins provided more details: “I asked the ghost, and he said,’It’s okay, let’s move on’, I didn’t press it.” Robbins added that it bothered him. Yes, Spectre doesn’t trust his name. But in the end, it didn’t matter. Robbins now said: “I’m pretty sure that the offer was made by Trump. At the time, it didn’t seem to be an important moment. At that time, Trump was an important moment. Real estate scammers. And TV personality.” [espn.com]
The story says that ESPN contacted Spectre’s son Shanin after learning about it. He said he was a bit hesitant at first, but now it seems more certain.
Shanin Specter said: “My father told me that Trump is Kraft’s messenger.” “But I am also sure that the money mentioned by Palm Beach is campaign donations, not cash. The offer is Kraft to assist in campaign donations… My father said it was Kraft’s offer, not someone else’s.”
“He was very angry,” Shanin Specter said of his father. “After the conversation, he told me about the call and his anger about it. [such overtures] It happened because he felt it was tantamount to bribery, although the case law on the matter indicated that it was not. …He will tell me when these things happen. We are very close. “
He insisted that although he supported the former Vice President Biden’s campaign last fall, his statement today was not politically motivated. And, to be fair, this is not the information he actively disclosed. After Robbins made it clearer that the friend who made the cash offer to Spector could only be Trump, he answered the reporter’s follow-up question. [espn.com]
The Ghost Party did not report this call to the authorities. According to ESPN, election officials are not entirely certain that the offer has risen to a level of bribery that can be prosecuted. In addition, according to reports, the FEC documents did not show any donation by Kraft to Spectre.
The story continues to discuss the history of Donald Trump and the National Football League (NFL), and the Spectre’s long-standing disdain for the league’s “priority” in the United States, including their antitrust Immunity.
This story is definitely worth your time-not to mention the story we didn’t expect in late May, more than a decade after Spygate was born-it reminds people that sports and politics have never been, and will never be separated.