Sunday, January 27, 2013

"60 Minutes" on January 27, 2013

The feature which ran till 7:30pm (eastern) was the interview with both President Obama and Secretary Clinton.

Clinton: We live in a very dangerous and very complicated world. (..) I'm older than the President and I remember speeches of Eisenhower. (...) It's not always easy to perceive exactly what must be done.

Obama: There are transitions and transformations that are happening across the world.
...Find opportunities where our involvement can make a difference and be opportunistic about it.

Second up, an interview with Travis Tygart done by Scott Pelley. The first text concerned the definition of cheater. Tygart of USADA, 1000 pages of evidence, in a report, a reasoned decision. Tygart talked about Armstrong's access to special information. Armstrong said he did not dope in 2009 and 2010. There is an issue of statute of limitations. The term "omertà" arose. Parts of this scheme were run like the Mafia. Hamilton: "People were afraid of Lance Armstrong."

Why did DoJ drop of the case? A Swiss lab director (Saugie) was told by UCI to meet with Armstrong and Johan Berneil and to describe testing. Oprah asked Armstrong about the 2001 test. Tygart talked about involvement of Armstrong with UCI. Tygart talked about a potential donation to USADA. Lance wants to make a financial donation to USADA. Influence and intimidation. Christian Van DeVeld. If he didn't dope, he'd be off the team. Frankie Andrieu was kicked off the team. Levi Leipheimer. Text: Run don't walk. Anonymous threats against Tygart. Putting a bullet in his head. Livestrong Foundation lobbied against USADA.

Armstrong is faced with a lawsuit brought by Floyd Landis, which has a potential liability of $90 million.

Armstrong has a deadline of Feb. 6, 2013 to respond to USADA.

"Cheat your way to the top, and if you get to be big, you could be too big to be accountable."


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