Skip to comments.ED KLEIN ON HILLARY: 2- Gulping for air, I started crying and yelling at him; plus, Jesse blows it
Posted on 07/25/2005 4:54:42 PM PDT by doug from upland
1 - Clinton Administration's Bradford DeLong Says No to Hillary
Nobody had to tell Hillary what that meant. As part of Monica's immunity deal, she had given Starr's office a "GAP dress, size 12, dark blue," as the FBI report described it, and a test revealed the presence of semem. The Feds wanted to see if the DNA in the President's blood marched the DNA in the semen.
"I had some conversations with people in Ken Starr's office," said a source close to the Whitewater prosecutor. "When the stain proved to be Bill's semen, I said to one of the guys, 'Why the hell did you guys announce that match before Bill went into the grand jury? You could have leaked that it was cheese, and the DNA test had come out negative, and then the sonofabitch would have gone in there and lied like hell.'"
"The answer was, the test was done in the FBI lab, and the Clintons knew the results before we did. Someone in the Justice Department was leaking to them. The day the FBI got the test results,they trotted them right over to the White House. So, when the President went into that grand jury, he had to know the jig was up."
And so did Hillary.
Yet Hillary decided to spin an implausible tale regarding what she knew, and when she knew it. In her memoir Living History, which was published two years later, she wrote that on the morning of August 15, her husband woke her up in their bedroom and "told me for the first time that there had been an inappropriate intimacy" with Monica Lewinsky.
"I could hardly breathe," she wrote. "Gulping for air, I started crying and yelling at him."
But her version of events was not credible.
Months before, Hillary had taken charge of the White House's damage-control operation. She ran the meetings that prepped Bill Clinton for his grand jury testimony. She asked Robert Shrum, the highly regarded Democratic wordsmith, to write a mea culpa speech for the President to deliver on national television. She then vetoed Shrum's speech, because she found it too conciliatory, and instead urged her husband to "come out and hammer Ken Starr." She saw the headline in the New York Times of August 13--two days before her husband's alleged bedside confession to her about Monica--that said: PRESIDENT WEIGHS ADMITTING HE HAD SEXUAL CONTACTS.
The fact of the matter was, Hillary knew everything--and she knew it before anybody else. And yet, she never changed her tune. Even after the truth about Bill and Monica came out, Hillary continued to defend her husband. And while the lurid tale rocked the nation, Hillary recovered from the shock faster than everybody else.
In a gesture that was meant to rally the Clintons' African American base, Hillary invited the Reverend Jesse Jackson to the White House to "counsel" the First Family. After praying with the Clintons and watching the Superbowl with them, the Reverend Jackson held a press conference, and--perhaps inadvertantly, perhaps not--demolished Hillary's gulping-for-air story.
"Hillary's not naive," Jesse Jackson said. "There was no great explosive shock and surprise moment. Hillary knows her husband well and has for twenty-five years. The best evidence of that is that Sunday as the drama was building, she was organizing his testimony, and so she knew what was going on."
Nonetheless, Hillary stuck to her lie.
that whole 1992 60 minutes show was a sham.
remember, there was no leader among the dem pack, but that 60 minutes show propelled the clintons to the front.
women loved the drama:
the guilty bill
and the po' wife, hillary.
Hate to burst your bubble, but I think there's a much simpler reason that Clinton knew the stain was his, and it didn't have to do with an inside source at Justice.
Until they tested, Clinton wasn't sure they had the proof. He had no idea she had not laundered the dress. It could have indeed been a later food spill while she was wolfing down half the restaurant.
Hey Im concerned stories like this might taint the President's legacy......
Poor aim with his eyes closed
"Someone in the Justice Department was leaking to them"
The one, the only ....... JAMIE GORELICK
Maybe the barbeque queen herself.
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