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Must Read Evidence Harry Reid Is Just Plain Lying About His New Year’s Day Injuries

Harry Reid Injuries

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s remarkable admission that his claim Mitt Romney paid no taxes was baseless reveals Reid to be a serial liar far outside the expansive bounds the establishment media usually allows liberal politicians.

Which is another reason why the American people owe a debt of gratitude to the ceaseless efforts of the investigative journalists at Breitbart, especially our friend Michael Patrick Leahy, who has been a honey badger in pursuit of the truth about how Reid sustained injuries much more consistent with a New Year’s Eve beatdown than the home exercise accident he claims occurred.

When the news first broke Reid claimed that an exercise band he was using “broke.”

“I was doing exercises that I’ve been doing for many years with those large rubber bands and one of them broke and spun me around and I crashed into these cabinets and injured my eye,” (emphasis added) Reid said at a press conference on January 22.

(You can see the video of that press conference here.)

But, as Leahy observed, in an interview conducted by Fusion (a joint venture between ABC and Univision), excerpts of which were released earlier this week, Reid tells Univision anchor Jorge Ramos that the exercise band “slipped,” rather than “broke.”

“[T]he [elastic band] strap had no handle on it, slipped, spun me around, uh, about, oh I guess four feet (Reid points with his right hand to the wall of the interview room) and so I smashed my face into a cabinet,” Reid tells Ramos.

Reid’s latest version of the incident, as told to Ramos, differs from previous versions advanced by his team in another very significant way.

“Sources familiar with the incident said Reid was exercising in his bathroom, with the exercise band attached to the shower door,” Politico reported on January 22. (emphasis added)

As Breitbart News reported previously, that version of the story, almost certainly told to Politico by Reid’s staffers with his approval, is not credible.

Here’s a partial transcript of the excerpt of the interview released by Fusion:

Ramos: You said recently that the accident had nothing to do with your decision to retire.

However, we are seeing the consequences of what happened.

What really happened?

Was it really with an elastic band?

Reid: Yeah, I had a big, that thick (Reid gestures with his hands), that I had been using for about four years and I was, you know, trying to maintain my, uh, firmness, and, uh, that was my weight training. I was doing that in my new home here in Nevada and a big metal hook that came out from the wall that was hooked there that the strap had no handle on it, slipped, spun me around, uh, about, oh I guess four feet (Reid points with his right hand to the wall of the interview room) and so I smashed my face into a cabinet so hard that uh…

Ramos: It looked like somebody had hit you.

Reid: I am so fortunate that, um, it wasn’t over just a fraction of this way and hit me in the temple.

Ramos: How’s your eye?

Reid: I am sightless in my right eye.

You can watch the full video of the excerpts of the Fusion interview through this link.

Given the extent of Reid's injuries and Ramos' observation that it looked like someone hit Reid, you'd think that he would have been prepped by his producers for some in depth questions on the conflicts in Reid's story, but Ramos failed to ask some key follow up questions about Reid’s New Year’s Day injury incident.

For instance, Ramos failed to ask Reid if the accident took place in his bathroom, as Reid’s office had previously claimed. According to Reid’s latest version of the story, we do not know in which room of his house he now claims he sustained these injuries.

We know Reid is a serial liar and we know the Capitol Hill establishment cone of silence, including manipulating the Capitol Police, is allowing him to perpetuate a story about his injuries that simply doesn't hold up under even a modicum of journalistic scrutiny; the question is what's everyone hiding about Reid's injuries and why are they hiding it?

For the complete set of Michael Patrick Leahy’s Brietbart investigative reports on Harry Reid’s changing story about his New Year’s Day injuries click the links below.

WHY HARRY REID’S HOME EXERCISE ACCIDENT STORY DOES NOT ADD UP

HARRY REID LIMITS PUBLIC ACCESS TO VIRTUALLY ALL INFORMATION ABOUT HIS HOSPITAL TREATMENT ON DAY OF ACCIDENT

CAPITOL POLICE CHIEF REPORTED TO FORMER REID STAFFER AND TWO OTHERS AT TIME OF SENATOR’S INJURIES

TROUBLED CAPITOL POLICE WITHHOLDING INFORMATION ABOUT HARRY REID’S INJURIES

HARRY REID CHANGES HIS STORY ON HOW HE SUSTAINED NEW YEAR’S DAY INJURIES

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