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Kohl: "Pretty explosive stuff" on hearing Microsoft's testimony of Yahoo's collusive admission
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2008-07-15 13:10
Blogging from the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing, there was a very surprising development several minutes ago.
Under oath, Senator Spector followed up on the Chairman's interchange and asked Brad Smith if he stood by this characterization of CEO Yang's "bipolar" comments -- and he replied "absolutely!"
As anyone in Washington appreciates, and Senators Kohl and Spector certainly appreciated, someone was not telling the truth.
If Microsoft's testimony was true, which I believe it was, because of the serious personal risk of perjury to Mr. Smith, it is "pretty explosive stuff" as Chairman Kohl described.
Bottom line: This is the type of "smoking gun" evidence of collusion that prosecutors always dream about because it uses the words of someone who should know, Yahoo's CEO, to describe what the real intent was behind the Google-Yahoo partnership.