Congressman Traficant's Involvement

ARAP's Interim Report was originally requested by Congressman James A. Traficant, D - Ohio, a member of the House Aviation subcommittee. Two days before the scheduled release of this report, in July 1998, Congressman Traficant issued his own report stating that he agreed with the NTSB findings but criticized the handling of the matter by the NTSB and the FBI. He concludes by weakly stating that there should be Congressional hearings to quell the controversy surrounding the Crash Investigation by the NTSB and FBI. It appears that the administration has influenced Mr. Traficant, since he issued his "report" without ever seeing Cmdr. Donaldson's Independent analysis and now claims to support the NTSB's position. Congressman Traficant said there was "no new evidence" to support the missile theory even though he had not seen Cmdr. Donaldson's report. If, after reading this report, you disagree, you should speak out.

Aviation Subcommittee - 7-19-97 Transcript
Congressman Traficant's Report - Added 3-15-99
Congressman Traficant's Letter to Secretary of Defense Cohen - Added 4-9-99
Press Release by Donaldson- 5-24-99 
Letter to Congressman Duncan, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation - 5-24-99 
Transcript of May 6 Hearing - 5-28-99
Letter to Congressman Smith, House Ethics Committee, PDF version - 5-24-99 
Press Release by Donaldson- 5-24-99 
Donaldson's Appearance at the Granada Forum - 6-14-99 PDF or Gif format
Associated Press - Politicians Faced with Lie Detectors - 9-13-99 
Donaldson Responds to Traficant's Defender
Letter from Paul Marcone - Rep. Traficant's Chief of Staff  10-23-99
Response from Cmdr. Donaldson to Paul Marcone 10-23-99
Roll Call - Rep. Traficant Expects To Be Indicted Soon - 2-3-00
The New Republic - Crimetown USA - 4 Part article on James Traficant - 7-7-00
Roll Call - Traficant Invokes 5th Amendment  7-24-00
Political Landscape - A Hero Crumbles to Mud and Dust -8-7-00
WorldNetDaily - Congressman: Reno a traitor -8-8-00 

If you think there should be full Congressional Hearings into the TWA Flight 800 Crash, please send an e-mail message to:

Hon. James A. Traficant at:
Hon. John J. Duncan, R-Tennessee at:




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