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  • Hillary Fired For “Lying, Unethical Behavior” on Watergate Committee

    01/17/2014 12:07:14 PM PST · by Tigen · 42 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | 1-12-14 | Robert Gehl
    Hillary Clinton might have a pretty hefty scandal brewing. It turns when she was an attorney working on the Watergate investigation, she was fired by her supervisor for “lying, unethical behavior.” Jerry Zeifman, who said he is a lifelong Democrat, was a supervisor for 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. When the investigation was complete, Zeifman said he fired Hillary and refused to give her a recommendation. “Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of...
  • Obama’s birthday gift to his wife? Time off, alone

    01/05/2014 6:19:17 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 115 replies
    CBS/Reuters January 5, 2014, 8: 26 AM Obama’s birthday gift to his wife? Time off, alone HONOLULU - President Barack Obama is going to give his wife the birthday present that many parents can only dream of - time off, alone, without the children. The White House said on Saturday first lady Michelle Obama would stay in Hawaii, where the family has been on vacation for the last two weeks, rather than return home with her husband and their two girls. "As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time...
  • Germany: Bill Clinton to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin (US Embassy still open for Clintons)

    10/08/2013 1:34:12 PM PDT · by Dagnabitt · 20 replies
    Ruptly.tv ^ | Unknown
    Former US president Bill Clinton met with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday for an informal interview. Clinton came to Berlin to give a keynote speech at the 47th Annual Meeting of the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA), held at the Intercontinental Hotel between October 6 and 8. More than 2600 delegates attended the forum, mostly CEOs and top-level executives from the 700 companies that comprise the EPCA. Since leaving the White House in 2001 and under the Clinton Foundation, the 42nd president of the United States has been advocating for development aid projects and against climate change.
  • Clinton fury at former right-hand man

    09/23/2013 7:23:15 AM PDT · by Liz · 8 replies
    NY POST ^ | 9/23/13 | Kate Sheehy with reporting by Geoff Earle
    Doug Band, Bill Clinton’s 39-year-old former WH “gatekeeper’’ setup a round of golf between Clinton and Pres Obama in 2011. VP Biden ompleted the foursome w/ Obama's then-COS Chicago's Bill Daley.....the Obama team wanted Clinton to pitch in on the 2012 re-election trail... Band demanded “the Obama team help pay off Hillary’s 2008 campaign debt’’ and that Clinton visit Band’s home state of Florida. Clinton learned Doug Band had been soliciting work for Teneo---Band's consulting and PR business. Clinton was told, media mogul Haim Saban, who donated more than $10 million to [one of the Clinton] tax-exempt foundations was contacted....
  • Pelosi: Hillary 'Would Be the Most Qualified Person to Enter the White House in Modern History'

    05/03/2013 5:39:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies
    Pelosi: Hillary 'Would Be the Most Qualified Person to Enter the White House in Modern History' 'With all due respect to President Clinton when he went in, President Obama, and President Bush and everybody else.' Daniel Halper May 3, 2013 7:44 AM Ex-speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said that she's praying Hillary Clinton will decide to run for president next election, because the former first lady is supremely qualified. "I pray that Hillary Clinton decides to run for president of the United States," the San Francisco congresswoman said at an event in Little Rock, Arkansas. And she said that...
  • Robin Carnahan will not seek third term as Sec. of State (Missouri)

    09/30/2011 1:37:54 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 12 replies
    STL Today ^ | Friday, September 30, 2011 | JAKE WAGMAN
    Robin Carnahan will not seek a third term as Missouri Secretary of State, according to Democratic sources. Carnahan, a member of one of the state's most prominent political families, has been in Jefferson City since 2004. But after losing a bid for U.S. Senate last year by a wide margin, she did not raise any money for her state campaign, fueling speculation that she would not seek to stay on as Secretary of State.
  • Court Overturns Ford Corruption Conviction

    04/14/2011 2:37:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    The Daily News (Memphis) ^ | 4/14/11 | Bill Dries
    Former state Sen. John Ford’s federal TennCare fraud and corruption convictions were tossed Thursday morning by the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court specifically found that Ford’s failure to disclose that he was working as a consultant for a TennCare contractor while he was a state senator voting on policies governing TennCare wasn’t a matter for the federal courts. It was instead a matter for state government, the court ruled. A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the use of the “honest services” federal statute also figured prominently in a ruling that could mean Ford will be released...
  • Harold Ford Jr. defends his 'Hardball' comments on torture

    05/13/2009 1:54:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 885+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/13/9 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON — Former Memphis Congressman Harold Ford Jr. is taking exception to MSNBC host Chris Matthews’ suggestion that Ford’s views on torture after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks were “veering into Cheney territory.” Ford sent an e-mail message to the Washington bureau of The Commercial Appeal today to clarify that he is “adamantly opposed to torture,” but that, “given the environment that our intelligence officials were operating in after 9/11, it is not surprising that ‘enhanced methods’ were executed in an effort to gain valuable and, in some cases, actionable, intelligence…” Any effort to link me to former Vice President...
  • Video: Harold Ford says, “I would have voted for torture”

    05/12/2009 8:34:00 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 5 replies · 1,043+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 12, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    And, of course, Chris Matthews goes apoplectic, while Chris Cillizza wisely stays on the sidelines — and, one presumes, jots down notes quickly for a Fix update. Matthews starts spluttering about “Cheney talk” and completely misses Ford’s point, which should shock no one (via Instapundit):
  • MEMPHIS: Former girlfriend of John Ford is fired from library job

    11/25/2008 9:02:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 1,257+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 11/25/8 | Jody Callahan
    Connie Mathews has been fired from her job at the Memphis Public Library, city officials said today. Mathews, mother of two children by former state senator John Ford, falsified information on her application, according to an official statement from city spokesman Toni Holmon-Turner. “It has come to the attention of the City of Memphis administration that Ms. Connie Mathews falsified information contained in her employment application for the Memphis Public Library. Therefore, Ms. Mathews’ employment with the City of Memphis will cease immediately.” Mathews was hired as an assistant library cataloger at the Memphis Public Library and Information Center. She...
  • John Ford's girlfriend gets job at Memphis Public Library

    11/17/2008 1:02:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 1,353+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 11/17/8 | Amos Maki
    The girlfriend of former State Senator and convicted felon John Ford is working for the city. Connie Mathews, who has two children by Ford, is an assistant library cataloger at the Memphis Public Library and Information Center. Mathews, who began her job Nov. 10, works at the Central Library on Poplar and has an annual salary of $28,580. Mathews, who has a background in banking and finance, is known locally for her run-ins with Ford’s ex-wife, Tamara Mitchell Ford. In 2001, Mitchell-Ford drove her silver Jaguar into the Collierville home Mathews shared with Ford. Ford was the marquee defendant in...
  • Judge orders Ophelia Ford's bill paid

    10/31/2008 7:07:21 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 1,216+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/31/8 | Richard Locker
    State told to take care of legal fees from suit NASHVILLE -- A federal judge in Memphis has ordered the state to pay $117,263 in attorneys fees to the lawyers who represented state Sen. Ophelia Ford when the Senate voided her 2005 special election. That was $12,575 less than the attorneys sought. U.S. Dist. Judge Bernice Donald ordered the reduction on the grounds the state was not responsible for costs incurred by Ford in the early days of the proceeding, before the state Senate began its own proceedings to vacate the election. Prior to that, Ford was fighting an effort...
  • Tennessee - Former Sen. Ford sentenced to 14 years

    09/29/2008 3:49:23 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 1,375+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | September 29, 2008
    Excerpt - NASHVILLE — Former Tennessee state Sen. John Ford has been sentenced to 14 years in prison on federal charges of wire fraud and failing to report more than $800,000 in payments from state contractors. ~ snip ~
  • TENNESSEE Sen. Ophelia Ford rails on state funeral fees

    08/23/2008 10:21:53 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 535+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/23/8 | Richard Locker
    NASHVILLE -- State Sen. Ophelia Ford -- already a YouTube star for her snarling "what you're saying ain't hittin' on nothin' with me" speech last year -- was back at it last week, berating regulators about new state fees on the funeral industry. Acknowledging that she's a licensed funeral director, Ford complained in a legislative hearing Aug. 13 that fees are going to "eat us up and put us out of business." She demanded regulators disclose who imposed a new $150 biannual registration fee on preneed funeral sales agents and what it's for. Turns out that Ford and her legislative...
  • After eight hours of jury deliberation, Ford faces up to 20 years in prison

    07/18/2008 10:47:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 478+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/18/8 | Richard Locker
    NASHVILLE -- A federal court jury convicted former state senator John Ford of all six charges in connection with his $850,000 in consulting work for two major TennCare contractors. Ford, 66, is already serving a 5 1/2 year sentence for a separate conviction on federal bribery charges in Memphis. He faces up to 20 years in the Nashville case but sentencing will not occur for several weeks, possibly months. The middle Tennessee jury deliberated a total of eight hours -- six on Thursday -- before returning to the courtroom where it sat since the trial began on July 1. The...
  • Tenn. won't reinstate Ophelia Ford's expired funeral permit

    07/09/2008 12:23:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 396+ views
    Nashville Tennessean | 7/9/8 | RACHEL STULTS
    Tenn. won't reinstate Ophelia Ford's expired funeral permit
  • John Ford sought to amend financial interest forms after media reports surfaced

    07/09/2008 12:08:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 417+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/9/8 | Richard Locker
    NASHVILLE -- Then-state senator John Ford filed state-required financial interest disclosure forms yearly for 2001 through 2004 without listing any consulting work or income -- and then sought to amend them in 2005 after media reports began surfacing about his consulting income and a formal ethics complaint had been lodged against him, according to testimony today in his federal court trial here. Earlier testimony has indicated that the consulting firm in which Ford was a 40 percent partner received about $1.2 million from a TennCare dental services provider during that time. But under questioning by prosecutors, Senate Chief Clerk Russell...
  • Feds dismiss charges against Lee, Ford Sr.

    06/24/2008 4:47:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 312+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 6/24/8 | Lawrence Buser
    The U.S. Attorney’s Office this afternoon announced that it is dismissing bribery and extortion charges against former Memphis city councilman Edmund Ford Sr. and Joseph Lee, former head of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division. “The Government has re-evaluated the case and stated to the Court that a dismissal is warranted in the interest of justice,” the one-paragraph statement said.
  • Former Senator Faces More Bribery Charges -- John Ford Already Serving Prison Sentence

    06/09/2008 1:01:22 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 468+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This month's trial of former state Sen. John Ford on corruption charges could last up to a month. Ford is accused of taking $800,000 in consultant payments from TennCare contractors to promote those private companies' interests with the state's expanded Medicaid program. Ford was known for his flashy attire when he was a lawmaker. On Monday he was led into court in a dark green jumpsuit with his hands cuffed behind his back. He was convicted earlier this year of taking $55,000 in bribes during the unrelated federal Tennessee Waltz investigation and is serving a 5 1/2...
  • IRS After John Ford

    06/06/2008 1:04:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 288+ views
    WREG-3 (CBS-Memphis) ^ | 6/6/8 | George Brown
    News Channel 3 has confirmed the Internal Revenue Service is after former Senator and current prisoner, John Ford. The IRS says Ford owes more than 220,000 in unpaid federal income taxes. The IRS would not comment on specifics but did say the taxes are from 2003, 2004 and 2005. Ford is currently in a federal prison on bribery charges prosecuted under Operation Tennessee Waltz. Ford is serving 5 years in prison. A June 24 trial is set for Ford in Nashville on allegations he took $800,000 in illegal payments.