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  • 'Qaeda 7' attorney gets NYC job: Fed prosecutor gig ('Terrorist sympathizer')

    01/09/2011 4:12:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 8, 2011 | Michael Maddux
    An embattled former Obama administration appointee -- who was part of a group of attorneys accused of being terrorist sympathizers for defending "enemy combatants" -- has been hired for a post at the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, officials confirmed today. Tali Farhadian was one of several private attorneys who created a rift between Republicans last spring when the Obama Administration assigned them to posts within the Justice Department. Although Farhadian was handling unrelated matters in Attorney General Eric Holder's office, a political watchdog group accused Obama of overloading the agency with officials sympathetic to enemy combatants. Their appointments even...
  • Wealthy Socialite/Top Democratic Donor Denise Rich Renounces Her U.S. citizenship

    07/09/2012 10:45:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 9 July 2012 | Daily Mail.Reuters
    -Songwriter also has Austrian citizenship through her late father -Former husband Marc Rich fled the country when indicted on charges of tax evasion - but was pardoned by President Clinton in 2001 -House of Representatives committee later found Denise Rich had swayed the decision through donations to Clinton campaign -Comes as the latest wealthy American to denounce citizenship Denise Rich, the wealthy socialite and former wife of pardoned billionaire trader Marc Rich, has given up her U.S. citizenship - and, with it, much of her U.S. tax bill. Rich, 68, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, top Democratic donor and glamorous figure in...
  • Top Dem donor Denise Rich renounces h U.S. citizenship - saving tens of millions in taxes

    07/10/2012 10:12:53 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09 July 2012
    Denise Rich, the wealthy socialite and former wife of pardoned billionaire trader Marc Rich, has given up her U.S. citizenship - and, with it, much of her U.S. tax bill. Rich, 68, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, top Democratic donor and glamorous figure in European royalty circles, renounced her American passport in November, according to her lawyer. Her maiden name, Denise Eisenberg, appeared in the Federal Register on April 30 in a quarterly list of Americans who renounced their U.S. citizenship and permanent residents who handed in their green cards. ___Songwriter also has Austrian citizenship through her late father ___ Former husband...
  • FRIENDS OF CHRIS

    06/08/2009 2:55:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 598+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 8, 2009 | Editorial
    Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) seems to at tract friends who, in turn, attract scrutiny from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Thursday, the SEC hit subprime-mortgage giant Countrywide Financial's ex-CEO Angelo Mozilo with a fraud suit for allegedly deceiving investors on the true condition of the company. He was also charged with insider trading. In 2003, Dodd's role on the Banking Committee got him dubbed a "Friend of Angelo" by Countrywide -- and thus eligible for two sweetheart $800,000 loans. The Senate Ethics Committee is -- at a glacial pace -- investigating the circumstances behind Dodd's Countrywide-refinanced mortgages....
  • Huckabee handed out pardons like candy

    12/02/2009 9:30:01 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,222+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/2/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    There is no need to tiptoe gingerly around this topic: Maurice Clemmons, who was shot and killed as authorities tried to apprehend him for the shooting deaths of four Washington police officers - is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's Willie Horton. Horton, you might recall, is the convicted killer who raped a woman while wrongly released as part of a prison furlough program supported by former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis - thus helping to torpedo the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee's bid for the White House. The Clemmons' story likewise should kill any chance of Huckabee winning, should he run in...
  • Shady Iraq oil deals: The ANC connection

    02/22/2004 4:11:12 AM PST · by Ironfocus · 19 replies · 717+ views
    SA Sunday Times
    Top brass flew to Baghdad with publicity-shy empowerment businessman Mzilikazi Wa Afrika, Jessica Bezuidenhout and Andre Jurgens Two of the ANC's most powerful officials travelled to Iraq with a controversial Johannesburg businessman just weeks before he landed a R1.2-billion state oil deal. Sandi Majali is one of about 270 people around the world who have been named in an alleged sanctions-busting scam involving oil from former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's regime. The names appeared in Iraqi State Oil Marketing Organisation documents found after the fall of Saddam. Majali, 41, who heads the media-shy empowerment company Imvume Resources, has for the...
  • At Republicans' Request, Committee Delays Holder Vote

    01/22/2009 8:21:55 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 4 replies · 330+ views
    Legal Times ^ | 1-22-09 | David Ingram
    Republicans have delayed for one week a committee vote on Eric Holder Jr.'s nomination to be attorney general, giving them extra time to pore over Holder's long record and force him to answer questions in writing about policies he would pursue at the Department of Justice. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., ranking GOP member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, requested the delay on behalf of the eight other GOP members. They met this morning, Specter said, and "there was a unanimous view that there has been insufficient time to question Mr. Holder." Under committee rules, the request for a delay was...
  • Eric Holder, Clinton, Wright's BL "church" and the pardons of the PR Marxist terror group FALN

    01/15/2009 6:56:58 AM PST · by ETL · 11 replies · 1,739+ views
    various sources | various authors
    Re: Eric Holder, Obama's pick for Attorney General! From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:PROFILE: ERIC HOLDER (note that this is just an excerpt on one issue. The linked piece addresses all of Holder's record) Holder and the Pardon of FALN Terrorists: Holder was also intimately involved in President Clinton's August 11, 1999 pardon of 16 members of the FALN, acronym for the Armed Forces of National Liberation—a violent terrorist organization (as designated by the FBI) that was active in the U.S. from the mid-1970s through the early 1980s. The FALN was a Marxist-Leninist group whose overriding mission was to secure Puerto Rico's...
  • Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemency (Eric Holder - Thursday) Hussein & terrorists?

    01/14/2009 9:20:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,091+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | PETE YOST
    Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemencyBy PETE YOST Associated Press Writer Originally published Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM WASHINGTON — New York police detective Anthony S. Senft's life changed forever when a bomb set by Puerto Rican separatists exploded, blowing him 15 feet in the air and blinding him in one eye. Now, he's angry that Eric Holder, who played a key role in awarding clemency to the bombers, is in line to be attorney general. Holder, as President Bill Clinton's deputy attorney general, worked closely with the Justice Department's pardon attorney to raise the possibility of...
  • Opposed to Holder without Apology - The shameful pardons are disqualifying.

    11/25/2008 7:51:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,889+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 25, 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    November 25, 2008, 9:45 a.m. Opposed to Holder without ApologyThe shameful pardons are disqualifying. By Andrew C. McCarthy I’ll concede this much to Lanny Davis: Last Friday night, during our Hannity & Colmes debate over President-Elect Barack Obama’s selection of Eric Holder to be the next Attorney General, Davis said (or I should say, screeched) that I’d soon be apologizing, and he’s right. I am sorry that our discussion degenerated into a screaming match. That’s wince-making television that doesn’t edify anyone. So I do apologize to anyone who had to endure that segment. But Davis’s hysterical suggestion that I...
  • DFU YouTube: Clinton, Marc Rich - $250 Million Bribe? (witness gives statement, sworn declaration)

    11/24/2008 8:11:30 PM PST · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 1,017+ views
    YouTube - declaration and statement from witness ^ | 11-24-08 | confidential witness
    HEAR THE WITNESS ON YOUTUBE - did Marc Rich bribe Bill Clinton with a $250 million pardon fund? As discussed yesterday, I have a scan of the sworn declaration and will soon have the original. The Senate must ask questions in the confirmation hearings of Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton. NOTE: as explained in the video, the witness had made a typo in the amount of the pardon (bribe?) fund. It was $250 mil, not $225 mil. It has been corrected on the subsequent declaration presented below. For those unfamiliar with the tragedy in her life, Denise lost her...
  • Unearthed 2001 Testimony: Attorney General Nominee Eric Holder Discusses Pardon of Marc Rich (video)

    11/23/2008 7:50:00 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 10 replies · 619+ views
    Breitbart TV ^ | 11-23-2008 | BreitbartTV
    "It's like Keystone Cops."
  • D'OH-bama's Mortgage Industry Mess

    06/10/2008 10:28:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 216+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    If you're going to promise "new politics," it would probably be wise to eschew the same old Beltway cronies and insiders who have served presidential nominees of yore. And if you're going to attack political opponents for playing "textbook Washington games," it would probably be best not to play them yourself. If you do, you'll end up tongue-tied in front of the cameras, hung by your own holier-than-thou rhetoric and faced once again with the decision to throw another bad choice under the bus. Yes, Barack Obama, we're talking about you. Again. It's getting mighty crowded under that bus, isn't...
  • Huckabee Pardons Under Scrutiny

    12/10/2007 11:06:45 AM PST · by NavVet · 9 replies · 302+ views
    AP ^ | 12/10/07 | AP
    ...The acts of clemency benefited the stepson of a staff member, murderers who worked at the governor's mansion, a rock star and inmates who received good words from their pastors. "It seems to be true at least anecdotally that if a minister is involved, (Huckabee) seems likely to grant clemency," prosecutor Robert Herzfeld said in 2004 after successfully battling the then-governor over the release of a killer... Some inmates who benefited from some sort of personal connection: _James Maxwell, who killed a pastor of the Church of God in Arkansas. Maxwell worked at the Governor's Mansion when Huckabee announced his...
  • Photos link Hillary Clinton to controversial Clinton presidential pardons

    10/31/2007 3:49:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 277+ views
    One News Now ^ | October 31, 2007 | Chad Groening
    A public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption says it has obtained more than 30 photos taken at the White House in December of 2000 that link Hillary Clinton (D-New York) to some controversial pardons made by her husband the president. Judicial Watch says it obtained the 34 photos from the Clinton Presidential Library. The photos show Mrs. Clinton and then-President Bill Clinton with Grand Rabbi David Twersky and other community leaders at the White House. The meeting took place on December 22, 2000 -- after the New York based Hasidim sect delivered 1,400 votes to Hillary Clinton's...
  • Bush Outwits Team Clinton? (Libby Commutaion & Pardon issue)

    07/11/2007 10:57:05 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 50 replies · 2,720+ views
    Red State ^ | July 11, 2007
    Did President Bush pull a classic Machiavellian move to outmaneuver Team Clinton over last week's Fourth of July holiday? In my opinion, the timing of President Bush’s commutation of Scooter Libby’s prison term was no accident. The President was well aware that former President Clinton would be joining his wife on the fourth for her visit to Iowa in an attempt to raise her sagging poll numbers there. The President is also very aware of the former President’s own record on pardons. President Bush also correctly judged that Team Clinton would resort to defending their own pardon record as soon...
  • Lawsuit against Clinton's brother expected to be settled (Rodham = Crook)

    07/07/2007 3:52:06 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 22 replies · 789+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee lawsuit against the brother of US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to be settled before the trial begins next Thursday. The suit accuses Tony Rodham of failing to repay debts to a Tennessee carnival operator. The case could have revived stories about how Clinton's brothers accepted money from people pardoned by her husband, President Bill Clinton. Rodham is accused of failing to repay $107,000 plus interest to the bankrupt estate of Edgar Allen Gregory Junior and his wife, both of whom received a presidential pardon in 2000. The Gregorys received pardons for a...
  • Clinton's brother near legal settlement

    07/06/2007 11:02:23 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 1,449+ views
    Clinton's brother near legal settlement By TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press Writer 14 minutes ago A lawyer for the brother of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said he's confident he can avoid a trial next week and settle a lawsuit that accuses Tony Rodham of failing to repay debts to a Tennessee carnival operator. That should be a relief to Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign since the case could have revived stories about how her brothers accepted money from people pardoned by her husband, President Bill Clinton. Rodham is accused of failing to repay $107,000 plus interest to the bankrupt estate of Edgar...
  • Grocery King George Torres Fingered in Murders (Clinton, Vignali & Villaraigosa Pardongate tie)

    06/14/2007 7:33:54 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 2 replies · 1,979+ views
    L.A. Weekly ^ | 6/13/07 | JEFFREY ANDERSON
    Grocery King George Torres Fingered in Murders Racketeering charges against Numero Uno markets founder include bribing two former L.A. planning commissioners By JEFFREY ANDERSON Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 7:30 pmFEDERAL PROSECUTORS on Wednesday afternoon arraigned George Torres, one of South Los Angeles’ largest property owners and the owner of the Numero Uno supermarket chain, on murder charges. Also arraigned on a variety of racketeering charges, such as extortion and bribery, were several codefendants, including Torres’ brother Manuel, son Steven and former Los Angeles city planning commissioners Steve Carmona and George Luk. The federal indictment was unsealed in federal court...
  • Former President Clinton requested to testify before House Committee

    03/26/2007 2:39:41 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 30 replies · 1,054+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | March 26, 2007 | Matt Drudge
    Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-TX) today asked Former President Bill Clinton if he would be available to testify at the Democrats' Thursday hearing on presidential pardon authority. "Former President Clinton is no stranger to controversial pardons, most notably the pardon of Marc Rich on his last day in office," stated Ranking Member Smith. "I can think of no better person to address this issue." At Thursday's hearing of the Judiciary's Crime Subcommittee entitled, "The Appropriate Use of the Presidential Pardoning Power," Democrats are expected to explore what is and is not the appropriate use of pardons, despite a...
  • Bill Clinton's Pardons a Campaign Issue for Hillary

    03/03/2007 6:11:05 AM PST · by kellynla · 8 replies · 811+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | March 3, 2007 | staff
    An obscure court case threatens to bring Bill Clinton's presidential pardons controversy back into the public eye just as Hillary Clinton heats up her campaign for the White House. Bill Clinton issued 140 presidential pardons in his final days in office, and drew howls of protest when it came to light that Hillary's two brothers had received money from several of the people pardoned. Clinton pardoned Almon Glenn Braswell of his mail fraud and perjury convictions, and commuted the sentence of cocaine trafficker Carlos Vignali. Hillary's brother Hugh Rodham received nearly $400,000 for lobbying for the two men, although he...
  • Pardon Scandal Still Looms for Sen. Clinton's Brother

    01/25/2007 2:51:35 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 34 replies · 1,756+ views
    ABC News ^ | 25 January 2007 | Maddy Sauer Reports
    A court-appointed bankruptcy trustee asked a federal judge this week to schedule a new court date in a case against Tony Rodham, the brother of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., accused of failing to repay $109,000 in loans from a carnival company whose owners received controversial pardons issued by President Bill Clinton in the last hours of his presidency. According to documents filed in the case, Rodham received the loans, before and after the pardons were granted, from United Shows of America, Inc., owned by Edgar Gregory and his wife, who had been convicted of defrauding several banks.
  • Justice Department Should Investigate Hillary Clinton's Brother, Anthony Rodham, for Brokering

    10/19/2006 11:44:01 PM PDT · by PatriotEdition · 3 replies · 1,050+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | October 16, 2006 | Judicial Watch
    Rodham Allegedly Received Fraudulent Loan as Payment for Securing Pardon Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced last week that it filed a formal request with the U.S. Department of Justice, calling for a criminal investigation into the reported activities of Hillary Clinton and her brother, Anthony D. Rodham, former President Clinton, and Vonna Jo Gregory, former owner of the carnival company, United Shows International. Recently released court documents provided new details concerning a scheme involving Anthony Rodham, who allegedly received $107,000 in fraudulent loans from United Shows International as compensation for securing a...
  • BILL CLINTON - 42nd PRESIDENT, 1993-2001

    06/23/2006 4:23:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 151 replies · 4,892+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 23, 2006 | JASMIN K. WILLIAMS
    WILLIAM Jefferson Blythe III was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Ark. After his mother remarried, he took the family surname, Clinton. Clinton was a good student. He enjoyed playing the saxophone and even considered a professional musical career. While in high school, a fortuitous meeting with President John Kennedy led him to choose a life of public service.
  • Five yrs ago this month: "Clinton defends Marc Rich pardon: (cites Scooter Libby support, 2001)

    02/24/2006 10:18:20 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 55 replies · 1,142+ views
    Here's an oldie but goodie, from February '01 - 5 years ago this month. It's more relevant than ever - because it reminds us of Libby's ties to MNEW YORK -- It is "utterly false" to suggest fugitive financier Marc Rich was pardoned in return for donations to the Clinton library, former President Clinton wrote in an Op-Ed piece in Sunday editions of The New York Times. Clinton said he pardoned Rich, who allegedly evaded $48 million in U.S. taxes, for a number of reasons, and only after concluding that the case should have been handled in a civil rather...
  • Hillary to Handpick Pardongate Prosecutor

    11/18/2001 7:45:51 PM PST · by spycatcher · 180 replies · 820+ views
    Newsmax (from Roll Call) ^ | Nov. 18, 2001 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) will effectively handpick the person who will continue the investigation into the Clinton administration's Pardongate scandal, a report set to appear in Monday's Roll Call magazine reveals. Any nominee to replace Mary Jo White, the retiring U.S. Attorney for New York's Southern District, will have to first get through the Democratic-controlled Judiciary Committee, where Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is a senior member. "Just as important," says Roll Call, "a Democratic aide noted that Chairman Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) has continued a 'blue-slip' policy that requires both home-state Senators to sign off on nominees to the federal bench, ...
  • HILL DUCKS LIBBY ISSUE (shazam---pardon issues reopen Clintons' wounds)

    11/12/2005 6:31:47 AM PST · by Liz · 105 replies · 2,450+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 12, 2005 | IAN BISHOP
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is staying silent as top Democratic senators demand President Bush rule out a pardon for indicted top White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby — which could evoke memories of her and her husband's own Pardongate scandal. Party leaders — have written a letter to Bush urging that he promise not to pardon Libby, who has been charged with obstruction of justice and perjury in the CIA-leak case........Clinton ducked taking a position on the letter. Rekindled comparisons to Pardongate would open old wounds for the first lady, who is readying for re-election and eyeing a run...
  • CROOKS PARDONING CROOKS PARDONING CROOKS: Justice Undone in the clinton White House

    11/04/2005 7:57:52 AM PST · by Mia T · 18 replies · 3,370+ views
    FINDLAW, House Committee on Govt Reform, NRO, The New York Times, Accuracy In Media, Judicial Watch | 11.04.05 | Mia T
    CROOKS PARDONING CROOKS PARDONING CROOKS:Justice Undone in the clinton White House by Mia T, 11.04.05 House Committee on Government ReformNB: NEW LINKS Justice Undone: Clemency Decisions in the Clinton White House March 14, 2002 This report is in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. The report may be downloaded in sections by clicking on the links below:   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY [.1 MB]   INTRODUCTION [.1 MB]     CHAPTER ONE - Take Jack's Word: The Pardons of International Fugitives Marc Rich and Pincus Green [.7 MB]     CHAPTER TWO - Roger Clinton's Involvement in Lobbying for Executive Clemency...
  • BAD NIGHT FOR THE GOP: LEWIS LIBBY COMES TO MARC RICH'S DEFENSE (after Clinton's pardon)

    10/29/2005 6:05:53 AM PDT · by Liz · 167 replies · 3,025+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | MARCH 2, 2001 | Byron York, White House Correspondent
    MARCH 2, 2001 Lewis Libby, a top Republican lawyer, who is now VP Dick Cheney's chief of staff, told the House Government Reform Committee....that he agreed with much of Bill Clinton's widely discredited op-ed article outlining the former president's reasons for pardoning fugitive tax evader Marc Rich. In a session that stretched late into the evening, Libby, who represented Rich for several years ending in the spring of 2000, told the committee he believes Rich is not guilty of tax and racketeering charges filed by federal prosecutors in 1983. Libby said he "quite possibly" would have considered applying for a...
  • If The Plames Get Hot, Could Bush Evoke the Power of the Pardon?

    10/27/2005 1:35:47 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 52 replies · 1,683+ views
    10/27/05) | fight_truth_decay
    J. James Estrada editorializes in The American Daily:""Working in the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York, James Comey investigated and declined to indict Hillary Clinton in Pardongate, a case involving pardons for votes in the New York town of New Square. In his final days in office, President Clinton pardoned four rabbis from the town and Hillary went on to win the votes of the village: 1200 to just 14 for Rick Lazio, her New York Senate opponent." "Comey went on to prosecute Martha Stewart and from there then went on to become Deputy Attorney General...
  • WHO IS FITZGERALD? WHO APPOINTED HIM? Sean Hannity does some research

    10/24/2005 3:11:24 PM PDT · by Mia T · 49 replies · 2,866+ views
    Sean Hannity | 10.24.05 | Mia T
    WHO IS FITZGERALD? WHO APPOINTED HIM? Sean Hannity does some research....   by Mia T, 10.24.05   Fitzgerald was appointed by his pal of 14 years, Deputy Attorney General James Comey (who was, himself, appointed by Bush, of course). Reported today by Sean Hannity: Fitzgerald & Comey are a duo, according to various reports. What is interesting is that when Comey was United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he refused to indict assorted rodhams and clintons for pardongate crimes, including the Rich deal and the New Square statistical miracle. But he was not averse to indicting...
  • China Names Condom for Bill Clinton

    09/21/2005 3:38:25 AM PDT · by MrPiper · 28 replies · 1,431+ views
    True legacy?? A Chinese company is honoring ex-president Bill Clinton by naming a new line of condoms after him - along with a companion line of condoms that will be named after his ex-girlfriend, Monica Lewinsky........
  • Hillary's Brother Returns Pardon Money [FLASHBACK]

    08/22/2005 4:11:44 PM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies · 655+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001 | NewsMax.com
    [FLASHBACK: Feb. 21, 2001] The brother-in-law of former President Bill Clinton received nearly $400,000 for successfully lobbying for a pardon and a prison commutation that Clinton granted on his last day in office, the Associated Press and TV networks reported this evening. Attorney Hugh Rodham, brother of Sen. Hillary Clinton, was paid for work on the prison commutation request of Carlos Vignali and received a "success fee" for helping win the pardon of Almon Glenn Braswell, sources said. Rodham returned the payment in the past 24 hours at the Clintons' request, according to news reports. "This is deeply troubling," a...
  • Reynolds Starts Two New Jobs (Let's stroll down memory lane)

    07/26/2005 3:47:29 AM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies · 3,314+ views
    ABC7Chicago.com ^ | January 28, 2001
    Reynolds Starts Two New Jobs In one of his last official acts President Clinton commuted Mel Reynolds sentence. The former congressman had two years left to serve for tax evasion. (POSTER'S NOTE Democratic congressman Mel Reynolds was sent to jail for criminal sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree. Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud and lies to the Federal Election Commission. He is more notorious, however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an...
  • LA’s Underground Power Broker

    05/30/2005 6:15:24 AM PDT · by Renfield · 3 replies · 607+ views
    L. A. Weekly ^ | 5-27-05 | JEFFREY ANDERSON
    The name Vignali receded into L.A. history after the “Pardongate” scandal of 2001, but questions remain about drug-dealing son Carlos and his real estate magnate father, Horacio, who just might be pulling the strings in the remaking of downtown L.A. --snip--- “Justice Undone: Clemency Decisions in the Clinton White House,” House Report 107-454, documents the involvement of Hugh Rodham, the brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton, in the Vignali affair. Rodham was Horacio Vignali’s chief lobbyist inside the White House and received more than $200,000 for his services. The two met through Los Angeles attorney James Casso in October 2000, according...
  • Ex-Oil-for-Food Investigators May Be Subpoenaed

    05/05/2005 7:24:47 AM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 25 replies · 534+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 05, 2005 | Jonathan Hunt and Per Carlson
    NEW YORK — Sen. Norm Coleman (search) is preparing subpoenas in order to force two former Oil-for-Food (search) investigators to testify, FOX News has learned. The Republican chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations could issue the direct challenge as early as Thursday to Paul Volcker (search), head of the Independent Inquiry Committee probing corruption in the $64 billion U.N. program.
  • Shocker: Ted Kennedy's In-Law Spied on the Clintons

    04/22/2005 2:34:20 AM PDT · by Liz · 260 replies · 7,272+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 22, 2005 | DEBORAH ORIN and IAN BISHOP in D.C. & HOWARD BREUER in L.A.
    Sen. Ted Kennedy's brother-in-law is the mystery witness who raised $100,000 for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and then went undercover and wore a wire to help the feds nab one of her top moneymen on charges of fund-raising-fraud, The Post has learned. The witness, Ray Reggie, 43, has a sister, Victoria, who married Kennedy in 1992, and prosecutors say Reggie secretly recorded "incriminating" statements made by David Rosen, a top Clinton fund-raiser. Reggie was close enough to Bill and Hillary Clinton to sleep over at the White House in 2000 and stay up chatting with the first couple into the...
  • Dems try to kill Clinton probe

    04/21/2005 11:14:33 AM PDT · by Republican Red · 252 replies · 8,874+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are quietly trying to kill a 10-year legal probe that implicates several senior Clinton administration appointees for obstruction of justice, the Daily News has learned. The Democrats, saying that the $21 million investigation by Independent Counsel David Barrett should have ended long ago, succeeded in attaching an amendment to a spending bill Tuesday to cut off his funding by June 1. But two sources close to the investigation said that if the legislation becomes law, it will thwart Barrett from making public a final report that names senior officials in the Clinton Justice Department and Internal...
  • White House Heavily Redacts Clinton Papers (Pardons Documents)

    03/20/2005 7:31:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies · 1,490+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3/19/05
    White House Heavily Redacts Clinton Papers Bush Administration Blacks Out Almost All Information in Documents on Clinton Pardons The Associated Press WASHINGTON Mar 19, 2005 — The Bush administration blacked out almost all the information in hundreds of documents before releasing them to a conservative organization looking into President Clinton's controversial pardons four years ago on his last day in office. The only items not deleted from the material are the names of the person who wrote the document and the person it was sent to. The government accountability group Judicial Watch said Friday that it received the Justice Department...
  • White House Heavily Redacts Clinton Papers

    03/18/2005 2:39:06 PM PST · by rightalien · 55 replies · 1,731+ views
    AP/Yahoo! ^ | Fri, Mar 18, 2005
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration blacked out almost all the information in hundreds of documents before releasing them to a conservative organization looking into President Clinton (news - web sites)'s controversial pardons four years ago on his last day in office. The only items not deleted from the material are the names of the person who wrote the document and the person it was sent to. The government accountability group Judicial Watch said Friday that it received the Justice Department (news - web sites) documents following a court battle that featured a Republican administration fighting to keep secret documents generated...
  • Will Hillary Make It to 2008?

    02/09/2005 6:01:14 PM PST · by moutland · 5 replies · 275+ views
    http://americanminuteman.blogspot.com/ ^ | February 9, 2005 | American MInuteman
    While most political pundits are wrapped around the axle trying to predict whether Hillary Rodham-Clinton will run for President in 2008, there is the very real and growing possibility that she will have an uphill battle to even retain her Senate seat in 2006, and may even have to fight harder than that to stay out of prison.
  • Holy Hillary: I Always Prayed

    01/21/2005 11:36:39 AM PST · by kattracks · 113 replies · 5,120+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/21/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Borrowing a page from President Bush, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton told a Boston audience this week that prayer has always played a meaningful role in her life - though accounts from her days as a student radical suggest that's probably not true. "I've always been a praying person," Clinton told a crowd of more than 500, including many religious leaders, at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza. According to the Boston Globe, the newly religious former first lady "invoked God more than half a dozen times" as she urged society to accommodate religious people who "live out their faith in the...
  • Hillary's in

    01/16/2005 3:10:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies · 3,068+ views
    You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends tell us that the two are cheering Sis on and say she's making all the moves to get ready for the race--presuming she is re-elected by New Yorkers in 2006.
  • Hillary Blasts Bush 'Fear Factor'

    01/19/2005 4:19:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 41 replies · 2,574+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/19/05 | Carl Limbacher
    On the eve of President Bush's second inauguration, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is blasting him as the "fear factor" president who tries to sell his irresponsible agenda by scaring the voters. "The fear factor has become the overriding strategic approach that this administration uses," Clinton complained to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The likely 2008 presidential candidate told the paper that Bush has used scare tactics to rally public support on issues ranging from U.S. policy in Iraq to privatization of Social Security. On Iraq Clinton griped that Bush had even botched the election process, saying that regional balloting...
  • Hillary Clinton on Environment

    01/20/2005 10:38:38 AM PST · by Brilliant · 6 replies · 2,016+ views
    www.issues2000.org ^ | 2000 | Issues2000
    Hillary Clinton on Environment Supports oil reserve release & fund conservation Q: Do you support conserving energy?A: I’ve spoken about an energy policy that would include conservation tax credits that the Republicans have blocked. The administration has put forth an energy policy that we couldn’t get through that Republican leadership that my opponent is part of. We need a new Congress. I was pleased when the president did release some oil from the reserve. So we have work to do and it needs to be led by Democrats who understand that we shouldn’t be beholden to big oil. Source:...
  • HILL MARCHING TO OWN TUNE

    01/18/2005 12:55:37 AM PST · by kattracks · 32 replies · 1,932+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/18/05 | VINCENT MORRIS
    WASHINGTON - Tomorrow night, with the nation's capital awash in inaugural events, Sen. Hillary Clinton will be delivering a high-profile speech in Boston about politics and youth. She is the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for a group headed by outspoken Boston minister, Rev. Eugene Rivers. Aides to Clinton, a possible Democratic presidential contender in 2008, said she agreed to give the speech a long time ago and said nothing should be read into the timing.
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Senator Hillary Clinton Blasts Bush Administration over Abortion [Abstinance won't stop AIDS]

    01/12/2005 7:02:50 PM PST · by SJackson · 65 replies · 2,750+ views
    Lifesite ^ | 1-11-05
    NEW YORK, January 12, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortion crusader and New York Senator Hillary Clinton condemned US President George W. Bush Tuesday, claiming his withdrawal of funding from organizations that commit or promote abortions is harming women. Speaking at an International Women's Health Coalition-sponsored dinner, Clinton claimed that "reproductive health care and family planning service is a basic right," and said this was based on decisions reached at the 1994 U.N. Population Conference in Cairo, as well as the 1995 U.N. women's conference in Beijing, where Clinton gave a keynote address. She argued that the Bush administration has failed to...
  • Jesse Jackson Praises 'Sister Hillary' Despite Slurs

    01/13/2005 8:32:34 AM PST · by sr4402 · 37 replies · 2,230+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 11:08 a.m. EST | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson praised New York Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday as "Sister Hillary," after Clinton cited his efforts to overturn the presidential election by challenging the Electoral College vote in Ohio. Speaking at his annual Wall Street Project fundraiser, Jackson said "Sister Hillary" had been an important ally in his fight for those "traumatized by what happened to us as a people and a nation in Ohio." He called Clinton "a light in dark places," who has "stood on the right side of history," according to quotes picked up by the New York Sun. The praise for Clinton came...
  • Hillary: Please Send Money

    01/12/2005 9:25:52 AM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 1,998+ views
    National Review ^ | January 11, 2005 | Byron York
    Amid speculation that she might forgo a run for re-election to the Senate in 2006 in favor of a presidential run in 2008, New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has sent an early fundraising appeal that, while directed toward reelection, reads like a trial run for a White House bid. "As the Republicans' number one target in 2006, I have to begin now building resources for the tough fight I face in my re-election campaign," Clinton writes in a letter to supporters. She says her task is made more difficult by "the Republican attack machine out to distract me...