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Thanks well the seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong says he wants to see the new evidence about new accusations.
That his career was the result of illegal drugs.
This comes after the US Anti Doping Agency filed charges against him that led organizers of this month Iron Man France triathlon.
To ban him from their competition.
But Lance Armstrong's entire legacy is on the line here he faces a lifetime ban if he's convicted he could lose all of this -- -- front titles.
He calls the whole thing a witch a witch hunt and released a statement which says in part I have never doped and unlike many of my accusers.
I have competed at.
As an endurance athlete for 25 years.
With no spike in performance.
Passed more than 500 drug test.
And never failed one.
Molly Henneberg is on the story live in Washington what what are these officials say they have on Lance Armstrong.
For one thing the US Anti Doping Agency are USA DA said that had more than ten witnesses cyclists and Armstrong team employees.
Who testified at Lance Armstrong used -- spoke about his -- A blood boosting drugs and steroids.
But the agency also says it has new evidence that blood samples from Armstrong in 2009 -- 2010 after he came out of its first retirement.
Our quote fully consistent with blood manipulation to improve performance.
A statement from the group says quote USA DA only -- -- supported by the evidence.
We -- not choose whether or not we do our job based on outside -- intimidation or for any other reason other than the evidence.
The agency can't bring any kind of legal -- criminal charges against Armstrong but -- as you said it can take away at seven toward -- front title that the charges are proven.
No I thought he was already cleared on all these doping allegations.
Well the Justice Department had been investigating Armstrong for possible doping related crimes but that probe ended this past February that's why you heard about it.
And federal prosecutors brought no charges against him.
Armstrong says now the USA DNA is using quote the very same charges in the same witnesses -- the the Justice Department.
In an interview earlier today from France where Armstrong had been training for next weekend's triathlon.
He says the USA DA it's quote well known to move the goal line on you when it comes on destination.
He says the agency is motivated by spite.
Armstrong has until a week from tomorrow to respond to the USA DA in this case may end up before an arbitration panel later this year -- Molly Henneberg in Washington -- banks and out our judicial analyst senior.
Judge -- a volatile.
Yeah he's been through this for years here he's always -- different -- and he has and he he is correct in that he has passed everyone of that drug tests blood test that he's taken over and over 500 in his career and I read the letter against him and it basically says we've interviewed people who say they saw you doing this.
We have a lot of corroborating.
Evidence we believe that you masks.
Your blood Dick -- of the drugs in your blood that was when we tested view it wouldn't show.
All right Justice Department clears and the allegations with the Justice Department -- fraud because it was federal money was post office money.
The same post office that's bankrupt who sponsored him in France so if he perpetrated a fraud on the post office will be a federal crime the Fed said we don't have enough evidence to convict but of course the standard for conviction.
Proof beyond a reasonable doubt is a higher standard than the standard the US.
Doping anti doping association -- the show which is clear and convincing evidence and it -- an analogous example would be John Edwards convicted of a crime but he could still lose his license to practice law because the level of proof required to take his law license -- is lower than the level of proof required to -- -- -- crime so that's what they're trying here this is not a government agency however it is funded by the government it's a private group that has a contract.
-- all the people that run all these things and when you participate in one of these events you sign a contract saying.
I will not take any drugs and if I do and I win.
You can take my victory away from me of course he hasn't been convicted of anything incorrect he's passed all these tested it on the serve -- at least it looks like he's done everything right.
Now there are allegations and he can't compete well you also sign a contract saying that if you are accused.
Of doing this.
You won't compete until the allegation is resolve some unfortunately.
On the eve of this major event that he's about to participate and he cannot participate in it.
It looks as though this will not be resolved until around election there's nothing to do -- the elections but it'll take about four or five months.
It's for a hearing and -- panel to be impaneled for the case to be tried -- Almost as if we're trying to incorporate will be before five arbitrators and then for them to give a decision.
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Let me what do you mean V well I mean the sheriff took me.
Did you not watch Trueblood and his VP at all -- up on -- into all kinds of weird things you should watch true blood are again on Sunday again okay thank you -- it'll make you it'll make you crazy divinity.
It'll make me crazy you see can they respect the constitution on me I don't -- until.
They have their offense that are rule it sounds like -- This cookie is just as weird as ever do you watch fell on -- I've never seen Lance Armstrong on there but I -- and that he could cause beat.
Beat the Wear wolves certainly those other ones -- those other worlds or on there.
Mean he -- -- though I don't apologize.
You have DVR you can -- all like yeah.
You should record the true blood really yeah okay will -- on the deck I just do the mad -- -- -- that's over for the season through what has just.
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