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  • (CA) Poised to Sell Trophy Buildings to Unidentified Investors (and pay rent)

    12/25/2010 11:31:21 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies · 3+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 25, 2010 | Elizabeth Lesly Stevens
    As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger prepares to decamp from Sacramento on Jan. 3, he has displayed zealous determination to complete what critics say will be among the worst deals the state has ever made: the sale of 11 premier state office complexes to a group of politically connected private investors. ...California would pocket about $1.3 billion after debt is paid off, but would then be a tenant in the same buildings. According to the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, the deal would cost taxpayers $6 billion over 35 years. ....Two prominent Bay Area lawyers sued to halt the sale, and the state...
  • The UN Plan For Human Settlements (Obama Plan)

    05/15/2010 7:56:54 PM PDT · by bronxville · 71 replies · 1,030+ views
    Berit Kjos ^ | ,June 1996 | Berit Kjos
    Bicycles instead of cars? Dense apartment clusters instead of single homes? Community rituals instead of churches? "Human rights" instead of religious freedom? The UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) which met June 3-14 [1996]in Istanbul, painted an alarming picture of the 21st century community. The American ways-free speech, individualism, travel, and Christianity-are out. A new set of economic, environmental, and social guidelines are in. Citizenship, democracy, and education have been redefined. Handpicked civil leaders will implement UN "laws", bypassing state and national representatives to work directly with the UN. And politically correct "tolerance"-meaning "the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism"...
  • EDITORIAL: ACORN keeps falling--Vote fraud, then prostitution sponsorship, now tax avoidance

    09/23/2009 9:41:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies · 1,198+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2009 | Editorial
    As scandals concerning the left-wing "community" group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) continue to metastasize, the organization seems to think it can handpick allies to "investigate" its own transgressions. Fortunately for the rest of us, the growth of independent writers and researchers using modern communications means there are plenty of other outfits that can and will expose corruption. Case in point: The Pelican Institute think tank in New Orleans keeps unearthing examples of federal and state tax liens against ACORN's national headquarters in the Crescent City. The institute's indefatigable research broke into national attention yesterday via a...
  • THE SOUND OF CRIME: ACORN-AFFILIATES, PROFITEERS & SYMPATHIZERS TO INVESTIGATE ACORN

    09/19/2009 11:44:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies · 1,098+ views
    ( Surprise: ACORN audit to be conducted by panel full of leftists and cronies.) From this profoundly warped announcement (via ABC who engages in daily, early-morning information huddles with the Obama “White House”) from ACORN itself, it’s announced that ACORN is, uhh, going to “investigate” ACORN, with this group of Lefties-at-hire to go onto the media-stage and do the “Let’s Investigate” routine: In a press release, ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis says, that as “a result of the indefensible action of a handful of our employees,” the group will immediately stop accepting anyone into ACORN office for service programs, will conduct...
  • ACORN to Review Incidents (Henry Cisneros to Investigate)

    09/17/2009 11:33:26 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 53 replies · 1,427+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 09/16/2009 | Darryl Fears
    Amid a firestorm of criticism from both sides of the political divide, the community organizing group known as ACORN announced Wednesday that it would launch an independent review into "the indefensible action of a handful of our employees" who were secretly videotaped while giving advice to actors posing as a pimp and prostitute on how to buy a home and start a brothel.
  • ACORN says workers conduct 'indefensible' (Suspends, plans audit, in wake of videos)

    09/16/2009 12:54:21 PM PDT · by Clinging Bitterly · 77 replies · 2,892+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-16-2009 | Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
    UPDATED: ACORN, calling the actions of some of its employees "indefensible," has suspended advising new clients as part of its service programs and is setting up an independent review to see what happened.
  • Ex-friend stole $473,000 from(former HUD Secretary Henry)Cisneros

    03/25/2009 1:47:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies · 1,058+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | Vicki Vaughan and Guillermo Contreras
    A former college classmate, friend and financial account manager who handled money for former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to stealing $473,000 from Cisneros’ accounts over a three-year period. Cisneros’ former friend, Fred L. May III, appeared before Judge Orlando Garcia in U.S. District Court to plead guilty to a felony charge of fraud. The judge set May’s sentencing hearing for June 25. May was arrested on March 4, a day after the U.S. Attorney filed a federal lawsuit naming May as a financial account manager in San Antonio who had defrauded an unnamed...
  • Fannie, Freddie And Now, Hannie

    01/15/2009 6:03:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 558+ views
    IBD Edidorials ^ | January 15, 2009
    Subprime Crisis: The media have pounded President Bush for a wave of Hispanic home foreclosures. But it was Democrats who launched a drive to loosen credit for Hispanics — many of them illegals.Democrats and their advocacy groups also prodded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy the high-risk NINJA (no income, no job, no assets) loans they'd pressured banks to make to Hispanic immigrants. Now immigrants are defaulting on subprime mortgages in droves, adding to the toxic debt that is poisoning the financial industry. Yes, Bush was "eager," as the Washington Post described it, to put more Hispanic families into...
  • Building Flawed American Dreams (Henry Cisneros, Clinton HUD secretary)

    10/18/2008 1:45:28 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies · 1,114+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 18, 2008 | David Streitfeld and Gretchen Morgenson
    SAN ANTONIO — A grandson of Mexican immigrants and this city’s first Hispanic mayor, Henry G. Cisneros has spent years trying to make the dream of homeownership come true for low-income families. As the Clinton administration’s top housing official in the mid-1990s, Mr. Cisneros loosened mortgage restrictions so first-time buyers could qualify for loans they could never get before. Then, capitalizing on a housing expansion he helped unleash, he joined the boards of a major builder, KB Home, and the largest mortgage lender in the nation, Countrywide Financial — two companies that rode the housing boom, drawing criticism along the...
  • (1993) Assault on the mortgage lenders: in the name of racial justice, the Clintonites...

    10/02/2008 4:31:56 AM PDT · by dennisw · 19 replies · 1,217+ views
    findarticles.com ^ | National Review, Dec 27, 1993 | Robert Stowe England
      Assault on the mortgage lenders: in the name of racial justice, the Clintonites want the power to decide who gets a home of his own - efforts to impose regulations on banks to make loans even if applicants are not creditworthy Robert Stowe England QUIETLY, behind the scenes, the Clinton Administration is preparing for the biggest regulatory crackdown of recent years. Attorney General Janet Reno is linking up with banking regulators and with HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros to end the supposed epidemic of discrimination against minorities in making home loans. The implications for society at large are ominous. Here,...
  • Clinton campaign head made $200,000 with subprime lender

    03/30/2008 7:15:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 661+ views
    Newsday ^ | March 29, 2008 | GLENN THRUSH
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign manager, Maggie Williams, earned about $200,000 on the board of a Long Island subprime lender that charged prepayment penalties -- a practice that Clinton, a critic of the subprime industry, now seeks to eliminate. Williams, who took over the reins of Clinton's campaign in early February, served as a director on the board of the Woodbury-based Delta Financial Corp. from April 2000 until the firm declared bankruptcy in December, according to Securities and Exchange Commission records. She was recruited by former New York City Deputy Mayor Bill Lynch, a Delta consultant. Her assignments were to create...
  • Clinton courting Nevada Latinos to win California

    01/13/2008 7:49:18 AM PST · by yoe · 5 replies · 71+ views
    News Day ^ | January 13, 2008 | LETTA TAYLER AND GLENN THRUSH
    Hillary Clinton was hugging babies and posing with grandmas while canvassing door-to-door in a working-class Hispanic neighborhood one evening when a man in a checked flannel shirt and wool cap waved her into his pocket-sized yard. "You are going to win!" Jose Velasco, 47, a porter in the Mirage casino who is bucking his own union's endorsement of Barack Obama to support Clinton, said last week. "I will, with your help," she replied with a wide grin. Hispanics make up only between 12 and 15 percent of Nevada's Democratic electorate, but Clinton has spent virtually all of her time since...
  • Clinton courts Hispanic vote in the West (Si, se puede!)

    01/12/2008 2:23:31 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 26 replies · 1,632+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 01.12.08 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    LAS VEGAS - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, attempting to earn the "la presidenta" title bestowed by supporters in the West in recent days, appealed to Nevada's Hispanic community Saturday to back her potentially history-making candidacy as an affirmation of the American dream they share. "Help us reach our common purpose," Clinton said at a rally touting her support within the Hispanic community. "The common purpose of America is progress, not just for the wealthy and the well-connected, but everyone. Every single person deserves a shot at the American dream. That is why I'm running for president." Clinton, reinvigorated after an...
  • MSM Ignores Higher Placed Clinton Officials' Conviction to Tout Libby's

    07/03/2007 7:36:56 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 27 replies · 1,012+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 7/3/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    I keep seeing this talking point phrase in multiple MSM stories about the Libby conviction; "Libby was convicted in March, the highest-ranking White House official ordered to prison since the Iran-Contra affair roiled the Reagan administration in the 1980s."(emphasis, mine) This is a misleading statement that makes the reader imagine that no high-ranking Presidential appointee, adviser, or member of the White House has been convicted of anything or sentenced to anything since Reagan's era. But, at least one past official's name should be placed above that of Libby's. Henry Cisneros was the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, appointed to...
  • MSM Ignores Higher Placed Clinton Officials' Conviction to Tout Libby's (Henry Cisneros)

    07/02/2007 8:56:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies · 1,604+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | July 2, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    MSM Ignores Higher Placed Clinton Officials' Conviction to Tout Libby's Posted by Warner Todd Huston on July 2, 2007 - 23:30. I keep seeing this talking point phrase in multiple MSM stories about the Libby conviction; "Libby was convicted in March, the highest-ranking White House official ordered to prison since the Iran-Contra affair roiled the Reagan administration in the 1980s."(emphasis, mine) This is a misleading statement that makes the reader imagine that no high-ranking Presidential appointee or advisor has been convicted of anything since Reagan's era. But, at least one past official's name should be placed above that of Libby's....
  • Libby is NOT the highest level Executive Branch Official Convicted (Cisneros)

    07/02/2007 7:03:59 PM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 9 replies · 970+ views
    7/2/07
    It is worth repeating that Henry Cisneros is actually held a position in the Executive Branch much higher that the position that was held by Scooter Libby. Henry Cisneros was the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Appointed by Bill Clinton. In 1997, because of investigations against him that began in 1995, Cisneros resigned his position. In December of 1997 Cisneros was indicted on 18 counts of conspiracy, giving false statements and obstruction of justice. In September of 1999, facing the reality that he would be convicted and sent to jail, Cisneros negotiated a plea agreement, under which he pleaded...
  • Clinton Pardon's List

    07/02/2007 3:26:12 PM PDT · by eartotheground · 30 replies · 2,926+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 | Associated Press
    PARDONS: Verla Jean Allen Nicholas M. Altiere Bernice Ruth Altschul Joe Anderson Jr. William Sterling Anderson Mansour Azizkhani Cleveland Victor Babin Jr. Chris Harmon Bagley Scott Lynn Bane Thomas Cleveland Barber Peggy Ann Bargon David Roscoe Blampied William Arthur Borders Jr. Arthur David Borel Douglas Chrles Borel George Thomas Brabham Almon Glenn Braswell Leonard Browder David Steven Brown Delores Caroylene Burleson, aka Delores Cox Burleson John H. Bustamante Mary Louise Campbell Eloida Candelaria Dennis Sobrevinas Capili Donna Denise Chambers Douglas Eugene Chapman Ronald Keith Chapman Francisco Larois Chavez Henry G. Cisneros Roger Clinton Stuart Harris Cohn David Marc Cooper Ernest...
  • AT&T gives donation to Schwarzenegger's after-school program

    03/20/2007 8:26:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 217+ views
    Telephone giant AT&T, which spent millions last year to influence legislation giving the company access to California's cable television market, gave about $500,000 Tuesday to a private after-school program founded by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger, who signed the 2006 cable law, attended a ceremony in San Antonio, Texas, where AT&T's philanthropic arm announced the donation to the governor's nonprofit After-School All-Stars program. Schwarzenegger founded the national program in 1992 as a way to provide tutoring services and sports to at-risk middle school students. It has affiliates in 14 cities. For AT&T, Tuesday's donation followed a 2006 legislative session in which...
  • Known By Company Kept Disgraced President, Ex-Con SA Mayor Vouch For 'Zero' Rodriguez' Character

    12/11/2006 11:34:16 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 377+ views
    San Antonio Lightning ^ | SAL POLITICAL SNITCH
    CIRO GAINS 'MORAL SUPPORT' - Like flies drawn to donkey dung, disgraced liar and former US President Bill Clinton and his illustrious pal, former SA Mayor and ex-convict Henry Cisneros, circled in this weekend to praise Ciro Rodriguez in his quest to unseat the equally stinky Henry Bonilla. The voters will decide tomorrow which rascal to root for in the runoff for District 23 Representative. It will actually be a test the practicality of casting a vote and holding one's nose at the same time. Bonilla has been busy castigating Rodriguez and calling him a terrorist lover. Bonilla is pretty...
  • CIA Leak Probe Relatively Inexpensive

    09/26/2006 11:33:57 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 22 replies · 930+ views
    WashPost ^ | 9-27-06 | Carol Leonnig
    Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald, who investigated whether senior Bush administration officials illegally leaked the name of a CIA operative for political payback, has spent $1.4 million in his probe over the past three years, his office reported yesterday -- a figure that establishes him as remarkably frugal in the ranks of recent special investigators. Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr's investigations of President Bill Clinton's affair with Monica S. Lewinsky and his ties to the failed Whitewater land investment cost $71.5 million and took eight years. Independent Counsel David M. Barrett's examination of Clinton housing secretary Henry G. Cisneros over...
  • Feminism in Freefall

    06/05/2006 10:59:28 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 34 replies · 1,478+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 5, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Feminist professors go ballistic when observers such as your humble correspondent report that the constituency they are appealing to finds women’s studies irrelevant, if not ridiculous. “Does the typical woman graduating from college have the information she needs to make decisions that will improve her chances for long-term health and happiness?,” the Independent Women’s Forum’s Carrie Lukas asked in a recent column in The Washington Examiner. “Probably not.” “Chances are she’s been given a lot of bad information—much of it in the name of political correctness.” Lukas, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism, will speak...
  • Business should heed Cisneros on immigration

    06/04/2006 11:33:37 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 18 replies · 676+ views
    MySanantonio.com ^ | 06/03/2006 | David Hendricks
    Business should heed Cisneros on immigrationhttp://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA060306.1D.hendricks.271c546.html http://tinyurl.com/k8ln6 David Hendricks San Antonio Express-News Web Posted: 06/03/2006 12:00 AM CDT San Antonio businesses are eerily quiet about the pending immigration reform legislation in Washington. That doesn't make sense. Given San Antonio's comfortable blend of international cultures and its pro-business stance with Latin America, this should be the first city speaking out on immigration. Politician-turned-businessman Henry Cisneros did that for San Antonio businesses Friday in an impassioned speech. He articulated what many San Antonio businesses think but are not saying publicly, especially when it comes to the growing U.S. business reliance on immigrant...
  • Former San Antonio mayor Cisneros speaks out about border security issue

    06/04/2006 10:12:31 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 47 replies · 685+ views
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros says the United States has the right to secure and seal its borders, but he warned it should be done with "a sense of humanity and human rights." Cisneros, the former U.S. housing secretary under Democratic President Bill Clinton, made an impassioned speech on the subject Friday during the Bilateral Immigration Forum. "I believe in immigration," he said. "I have used religious words in this regard. It is the salvation of the American future." Cisneros cited personal reasons behind his stance. His grandfather came to Texas from Mexico to escape...
  • Clinton cover-ups (Barrett Report)

    03/07/2006 7:23:21 AM PST · by rellimpank · 71 replies · 3,508+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 07 Mar 06 | Mark Goodman
    Lost in the tumult over Islamic port deals and Katrina video capers is the recently released -- and willfully ignored -- Barrett Report. David Barrett, you'll recall, is the independent counsel appointed in 1995 to investigate allegations of impropriety against President Clinton's Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros. Mr. Barrett found his path mined by the Justice Department, the Internal Revenue Service and President Clinton's attorneys, even after Mr. Clinton departed the White House. He prepared 18 felony indictments against Mr. Cisneros but had to settle for a guilty plea on a misdemeanor charge (lying to the...
  • FINAL REPORT (Barrett Report)

    02/10/2006 12:45:29 PM PST · by yoe · 33 replies · 1,688+ views
    This is the website of the Office of Independent Counsel in the investigation and prosecutions involving matters relating to former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry G. Cisneros. In the latter half of 1994, accusations surfaced that then Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry G. Cisneros had made false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") in late 1992 and early 1993, when the agency was conducting a routine background investigation for his appointment and confirmation. The false statements concerned monetary payments he had made to Linda Medlar,1 with whom he had had an extramarital affair in...
  • Barrett Report Could Harm Hillary

    02/05/2006 6:36:43 AM PST · by yoe · 113 replies · 3,630+ views
    CFIF.org ^ | Feb. 2006 | Jeff Mazzella
    Did you know a Commission report exists that exposes ugly, festering Democrat corruption at the highest levels of government? Did you know that this report might ruin Hillary Clinton’s chances to run for president and even jeopardize her reelection campaign? Did you know that Democratic Senators Byron Dorgan, Carl Levin, Dick Durbin, John Kerry and Congressman Henry Waxman, with the help of Democratic judges, suppressed key portions of this report? Did you know that the suppressed sections reveal some of the most obscene abuses of power in the history of the presidency? If you’ve never heard of the Barrett Commission...
  • The Cisneros case isn't closed (Barrett Report)

    01/29/2006 11:44:35 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies · 2,022+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 1-29-06 | Dateline DC
    The Cisneros case isn't closed Sunday, January 29, 2006 WASHINGTON For eight years, Clinton Attorney General Janet Reno manipulated and frustrated the laws of the United States. In 1993, 74 law-abiding citizens, including their children, died in Waco, Texas, on her orders. Nine months earlier, at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, Randy Weaver's son and wife were killed by men following her commands. Perhaps, with a sense of what is appropriate, Janet Reno last week was the distinguished lecturer at the University of Iowa speaking on the urgent need for death-penalty reform in the United States.Snip During their time in the White...
  • A Fake Cisneros Scandal

    01/23/2006 2:08:17 PM PST · by rightalien · 37 replies · 1,832+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2006 | Robert Litt
    An independent counsel has issued a report claiming that officials of the Clinton administration blocked his investigation into allegations of tax violations by former housing secretary Henry Cisneros. Although these sensational charges have been trumpeted by partisans as evidence of Democratic corruption, they are completely false. I know; I was there. The independent counsel, David Barrett, was appointed to investigate charges that Cisneros had lied about payments he made to his mistress. (After investigating this charge for several years, Barrett meekly allowed Cisneros to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge with a promise of no jail time.)
  • Barrett charges Clinton team with Cisneros-probe cover-up

    01/19/2006 1:27:03 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 22 replies · 1,309+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 01/19/2006 | WND News Team
    Barrett charges Clinton team with Cisneros-probe cover-up Makes public final report with sarcastic title: 'What we were prevented from investigating' -------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 19, 2006 3:12 p.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com David M. Barrett, the independent counsel charged with investigating wrongdoings of Bill Clinton Cabinet Secretary Henry Cisneros, released his final report today, saying the ex-president's administration successfully prevented him from getting to the truth. Said Barrett in a press release: "This has been a long and difficult investigation. It is my hope that people will read the entire report and draw their own conclusions. An accurate title for the...
  • Record Independent Federal Probe Closes (Barrett Report)

    01/19/2006 12:07:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 744+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/19/06 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON - The independent counsel who investigated former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros charged in his final report Thursday that the Clinton administration thwarted his work, drawing the curtain on the longest-ever probe under a post-Watergate era reform law. Officials who worked in the Clinton administration flatly deny the allegations by prosecutor David M. Barrett, who closed a decade-long probe with a report detailing a behind-the-scenes battle inside the government as he tried to look into possible tax violations by Cisneros. Cisneros, who was housing secretary during the Clinton administration, pleaded guilty in 1999 to a misdemeanor of lying to the...
  • Long investigation of Clinton official reaches bitter end

    01/19/2006 11:06:23 AM PST · by mondonico · 16 replies · 1,132+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 19, 2006 | David Johnston, Neil A. Lewis
    Washington -- After the longest independent counsel investigation in history, the prosecutor in the case of former U.S. housing secretary Henry Cisneros is finally closing his operation with a scathing report accusing Clinton administration officials of thwarting an inquiry into whether Cisneros evaded paying income taxes. The legal saga of the prosecutor, David Barrett, lasted more than a decade, consumed some $21 million and came to be a symbol of the sometimes flawed endeavor to prosecute high-level corruption through the use of independent prosecutors. Barrett began his investigation with the narrower issue of whether Cisneros, who was President Bill Clinton's...
  • BARRETT REPORT RELEASED

    01/19/2006 8:46:42 AM PST · by mondonico · 234 replies · 13,059+ views
    OIC David Barrett ^ | January 18, 2006 | David Barrett
    Here it is: Final Report
  • Report on Cisneros leaves questions (Novak's take)

    01/19/2006 5:32:59 AM PST · by harpu · 22 replies · 1,013+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 1/19/06 | Robert Novak
    The long-awaited final report by Independent Counsel David Barrett, to be released today, was severely censored by court order but not enough to sufficiently obscure its importance. As long forecast, it alleges serious corruption in the Clinton administration's Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service. The question is what was contained in 120 pages removed by the judges. These allegations explain why Barrett finally has closed down after 10 years the last prosecution under the lapsed independent counsel statute. Its target, Henry Cisneros, long ago resigned as secretary of Housing and Urban Development in a plea bargain after admitting he lied...
  • Editorial Wrap Up-Clinton, Plantations & Renegade Democrats

    01/19/2006 5:19:33 AM PST · by serendepitylives · 703+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 1/19/2006 | Colin McNickle
    Slimy coincidence: On the very day that an independent counsel's report implicates members of the Clinton administration for what sounds, smells and looks like obstruction of justice in the Henry Cisneros probe, President Clinton, who pardoned Mr. Cisneros, today becomes eligible to once again practice law. Mr. Clinton cut a deal on his last day in office to give up his right to practice law in Arkansas to avoid prosecution for lying. Birds of a feather... . Sen. Foot-in-Mouth: Hillary Clinton, thought to covet the White House for herself in 2008, won't get out of the primaries if she keeps...
  • Prober blasts Bill (NY Daily News exclusive on Barrett Report)

    01/18/2006 4:40:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies · 1,952+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/18/06 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - A special prosecutor's long-delayed report charges that a coverup at senior levels of the Clinton administration killed a tax fraud case against ex-cabinet member Henry Cisneros, the Daily News has learned. David Barrett's 11-year, $23 million probe, which will be released tomorrow, states in stinging terms that this Clinton coverup succeeded. Cisneros was forced to admit in 1999 that he had made secret payments to a mistress before serving as Clinton's secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Barrett investigated tax fraud charges stemming from those under-the-table payments. Then-IRS Commissioner Peggy Richardson, a close friend of Sen. Hillary Clinton...
  • Clinton administration quashed fraud case against Cisneros (Barrett Report on Barry Finkelstein)

    01/17/2006 8:41:01 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 116 replies · 7,329+ views
    Excerpts - WASHINGTON _ A special prosecutor's long-delayed report charges that a coverup at senior levels of the Clinton administration killed a tax fraud case against former Cabinet member Henry Cisneros, the New York Daily News has learned. David Barrett's 11-year, $23 million probe, which will be released Thursday, states in stinging terms that the Clinton coverup succeeded. [snip] Before Cisneros' 1999 guilty plea, Barrett's office began a second phase based in part on allegations in a 1997 memo to IRS headquarters by whistleblower John Filan, an IRS criminal investigations chief in Texas. In a memo obtained by the Daily...
  • Barrett Report to be published

    01/16/2006 3:34:32 PM PST · by lancer · 59 replies · 2,674+ views
    Fox News Channel | 1/16/06 | Brit Hume
    Brit Hume just reported that the Barrett report is going to be released soon. Says Barrett blames the Bush administration for the delay.
  • Cisneros Probe Stirred Worries Of Democrats

    01/16/2006 1:08:48 AM PST · by mal · 61 replies · 2,983+ views
    http://www.nysun.com/pf.php?id=25880 ^ | R. EMMETT TYRRELL Jr. and BRIAN McGUIRE
    WASHINGTON - A long-awaited report detailing an independent counsel investigation of a former secretary of housing and urban development, Henry Cisneros, outlines a coordinated effort by Clinton administration officials to first block and then limit the probe as a way of taking pressure off an administration that was already beset by scandals. The report, by independent counsel David Barrett, is scheduled for release on January 19. Details of it have been disclosed to The New York Sun by persons familiar with its contents. The release of the report coincides with the end of an investigation that began in 1995 with...
  • The Cisneros probe : Who's hiding what? (Barrett Report)

    01/07/2006 9:35:05 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 47 replies · 1,738+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 01-08-06 | Editorial
    The Cisneros probe: Who's hiding what? Sunday, January 8, 2006 Independent Counsel David M. Barrett has spent $22 million on a 10-year-old investigation of Henry Cisneros. Mr. Cisneros was a Clinton-era housing secretary who pleaded guilty in 1999 to a misdemeanor count of lying to the FBI. Just before he left office, Bill Clinton pardoned him. Snip You'd think it was all over with the guilty plea. It wasn't. Mr. Barrett also was possibly looking into Cisneros' tax records and then allegations the Clinton administration used the IRS against political enemies. Stonewalling by the IRS and the Justice Department may...
  • Cisneros probe side effects

    01/06/2006 12:27:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies · 1,490+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 6, 2006 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Cisneros probe side effectsBy R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.Published January 6, 2006 Advertisement In a very clever year-end column the venerable William Safire writing in the New York Times asks whether "special prosecutor David Barrett's 400-page exposé of political influence within the Internal Revenue Service and the Clinton Justice Department" will be the government report "most likely to resist investigative reporting" this year. I certainly hope not.     The misuse of the IRS and Justice Department has a long record going back to Richard Nixon and Watergate and before that to Franklin Roosevelt and his harassment of former...
  • Democrats Try to Squelch Report on Clinton-Era Corruption

    12/15/2005 6:57:18 AM PST · by george76 · 53 replies · 4,515+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Dec 15, 2005 | Robert Novak
    The last remaining U.S. independent counsel, David Barrett, after spending $21 million over 10 years, on Jan. 12 finally will close down his investigation of former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros' lying to FBI investigators about hush money paid to an ex-mistress. The political significance is that the Barrett report's shocking allegations of high-level corruption in the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department are likely to be concealed from the public and from Congress. A recently passed appropriations bill, intended to permit release of this report, was altered behind closed doors to ensure that its politically combustible elements never saw the...
  • Barrett Report

    12/15/2005 3:13:10 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 34 replies · 1,738+ views
    townhall.com | December 15, 2005 | Emmett Tyrell
    The Barrett Report details the results of an investigation of the IRS and Henry Cisneros by an Independant Counsel under Clinton
  • Protecting the IRS

    12/14/2005 10:51:39 PM PST · by gpapa · 49 replies · 1,418+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2005 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The last remaining U.S. independent counsel, David Barrett, after spending $21 million over 10 years, on Jan. 12 finally will close down his investigation of former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros' lying to FBI investigators about hush money paid to an ex-mistress. The political significance is that the Barrett report's shocking allegations of high-level corruption in the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department are likely to be concealed from the public and from Congress.
  • Barrett Report

    12/13/2005 4:06:32 PM PST · by lancer · 33 replies · 2,638+ views
    email | 12/13/05 | Evans-Novak Political Report
    Democrats have their own scandal brewing at the moment, but they are doing much better in covering it up than their Republican counterparts. At issue is the report by David Barrett, the last remaining U.S. independent counsel. Over ten years, Barrett has spent $21 million on the investigation of former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros, who lied to FBI investigators about hush money paid to an ex-mistress. The reason the report and the investigation have taken so long is that allies to Cisneros and the legal team of former President Bill Clinton at the powerhouse Washington law firm of Williams and...
  • Publish the Barrett Report Now

    12/09/2005 12:01:04 PM PST · by American Quilter · 39 replies · 1,499+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-9-2005 | Tony Snow
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "No wonder they call us the Stupid Party," said a disgusted Republican operative in Washington. "You've got to wonder what these guys were thinking." At issue was the publication of a report by David Barrett, an independent counsel who has spent the better part of a decade looking into some of the most hair-raising allegations of presidential malfeasance in American history. Like most independent counsels, Barrett didn't set out on such a mission. He was assigned the duty of looking into whether former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros committed tax fraud in trying to cover...
  • Congressional Omerta

    11/21/2005 9:51:01 AM PST · by the Real fifi · 279+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 11/21/05 | Rick Ballard
    Congressional Omerta November 21st, 2005 Americans justly pride themselves on having the most open government in the world. Aside from our intelligence services and certain aspects of the Justice Department, the business of governance is supposed to be conducted in sunlight. Anyone in the world with knowledge of the English language, access to a computer and the patience to learn a rather simple search system can visit the websites of the House of Representatives and the Senate and the Congressional Record for as detailed a view of the process of governance as has ever been available to a country’s citizens...
  • Clinton Calls Impeachment Egregious Abuse

    11/11/2005 6:55:31 AM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 74 replies · 2,512+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 11, 2005 | FRANK ELTMAN
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Former president Bill Clinton called Congress' impeachment of him an "egregious" abuse of the Constitution and challenged those who say history will judge him poorly because of his White House tryst with Monica Lewinsky. Speaking at an academic conference examining his presidency here Thursday, Clinton challenged historian Douglas Brinkley's comments in a newspaper interview that Clinton would be deemed a great president were it not for his impeachment. "I completely disagree with that," Clinton said in his speech at Hofstra University. "You can agree with that statement, but only if you think impeachment was justified. Otherwise, it...
  • Cisneros Probe Not Yet Dead (Independent Counsel David Barrett)

    11/11/2005 7:40:48 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 1,192+ views
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Excerpt) ^ | November 11, 2005 | JACKIE CALMES
    Excerpts - WASHINGTON -- When former Housing Secretary and Democratic star Henry Cisneros pleaded guilty in 1999 to lying to the FBI about money he paid years earlier to his mistress, newspapers said it marked the end of an independent counsel's investigation that was already four years old. But reports of the probe's death were greatly exaggerated. But the court also ordered Mr. Barrett to first make some "discrete deletions" from the draft report he submitted to it 15 months ago. That has stoked speculation that has more to do with the next presidential campaign than with Mr. Cisneros, the...
  • Finally, A Decision on the Barrett Report(Henry Cisneros, remember him?)

    10/26/2005 6:55:04 PM PDT · by kellynla · 8 replies · 1,137+ views
    National Review ^ | October 25, 2005, | BYRON YORK
    EDITOR'S NOTE: Late yesterday, Byron York reported that the court which oversees independent counsel David Barrett has ordered the release of Barrett's report on the Henry Cisneros investigation. The report has been finished since August 2004, but some Clinton-era officials, apparently worried that the report would cast them in a negative light, have filed a number of secret motions with the court to delay its release. Yesterday, after Iowa Republican Sen. Charles Grassley asked the court for a copy, the judges issued a decision that would release part of the report to the public, and all of the report to...
  • Release of Cisneros Report Ordered

    10/26/2005 5:23:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 1,004+ views
    Release of Cisneros Report Ordered Bloomberg News Tuesday, October 25, 2005; Page A11 A federal appeals court ordered the release of a final report yesterday in a decade-long investigation of former Housing and Urban Development secretary Henry G. Cisneros. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said in an order that the time has come for independent counsel David M. Barrett to end the inquiry, which has cost more than $21 million, government records show. **SNIP** The probe continued as Barrett sought to determine whether anyone in the Clinton administration obstructed his investigation of...