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Smoking Gun

Very strong evidence that proves a crime. Perpetrators of financial crimes have a reputation of destroying paperwork because doing so reduces the possibility that authorities will find a smoking gun.
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In an email to The Smoking Gun, Powell explained: "In light of what was happening it seems obvious to ask Cretu to delete emails."
Smoking Gun published on its website excerpts from a confidential FBI affidavit based on a May interview with Ashley Kyle Yablon, 39, the general counsel of ZTE's US subsidiary in Texas.
Facebook's "smoking gun" claim comes in the context of a court battle between the parties over the pretrial exchange of evidence in the case.
A Smoking Gun reporter discovered the breach and alerted the U.S.
"And suddenly, because of that, the unforgiving nature of the military timetable, we found ourselves scrabbling for the smoking gun, which was another way of saying 'it's not that Saddam has to prove that he's innocent, we've now bloody well got to try and prove that he's guilty'."
Little more than a week later, the three-man investigative team of The Smoking Gun (thesmokinggun.com) told the Times that its story was bogus--that the FBI documents it relied on were phony.
At another point he reveals that he knew there was no "smoking gun," and that there should be one before going to war -- but hey, what more could he do?
Even if a "smoking gun" had been found, no one living was going to be found at fault.
THE prosecution in the trial of a Glasgow nurse accused of murdering four elderly patients in Leeds has failed to produce the "smoking gun" to convict him, his defence said.
Lt Col Justin Maciejewski said he had no "smoking gun" to prove Iranian interference in Basra, where UK troops come under regular mortar and rocket attack.
"We're the first to publicly identify a smoking gun. In fact, we have unearthed evidence of 10 smoking guns," continued Kirksey." There was another group of shooters wielding enormous firepower." Eyewitnesses and logs of vehicle traffic through road checkpoints place Indonesian soldiers at the scene of the crime.
Now according to John Hechinger and Daniel Goldin of The Wall Street Journal, a smoking gun has been discovered.