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Rule 106 allows the party against whom evidence is offered to introduce any other part of the statement or another statement which should in fairness be considered along with it. An appeals court will not reverse the district court's decision on Rule 106 unless the district court abused its discretion in that decision. United States v. Velasco, 953 F.2d 1467, 1474 (7th Cir. 1992). 


Federal Rule of Evidence 106 codifies the common law rule of completeness: When a writing or recorded statement or part thereof is introduced by a party, an adverse party may require him at that time to introduce any other part or any other writing or recorded statement which ought in fairness to be considered contemporaneously with it.


'This rule is circumscribed by two qualifications. The portions sought to be admitted (1) must be relevant to the issues and (2) only those parts which qualify or explain the subject matter of the portion offered by the opponent need be admitted.' United States v. Walker, 652 F.2d 708, 710 (7th Cir. 1981) (en banc) (citing United States v. McCorkle, 511 F.2d 482, 486-87 (7th Cir.), cert. denied, 423 U.S. 826, 96 S. ...

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