Skip to comments.2,600 Pages of Clinton Records Withheld
Posted on 12/19/2007 10:36:59 AM PST by Clintonfatigued
The National Archives is withholding from the public about 2,600 pages of records at President Clinton's direction, despite a public assurance by one of his top aides last month that Mr. Clinton "has not blocked the release of a single document."
The 2,600 pages, stored at Mr. Clinton's library in Arkansas, were deemed to contain "confidential advice" and, therefore, "closed" under the Presidential Records Act, an Archives spokeswoman, Susan Cooper, told The New York Sun yesterday.
An official who oversees the presidential libraries operated by the federal government, Sharon Fawcett, said in a recent interview that the records were withheld in accordance with a letter Mr. Clinton wrote in 1994 exercising his right to hold back certain types of files and another letter in 2002 about narrowing the scope of his earlier instructions. Asked by National Journal whether Mr. Clinton had "total control" over the closure of records under the confidential-advice provisions of the law, Ms. Fawcett said he did.
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They’re withholding his ENTIRE “little black book”?
Nah. 2600 pages is only A-C in the little black book.
Is that the part that talks about Mrs. Clinton’s original sex change operation?
Ah, the wonders of "Clinton-speak" again!. Of course he hasn't blocked the release of a single document" he's blocked the release of 2600 of them. (As I was typing this, Rush said the same thing.....great minds thinking alike!)
If Hillary was a Republican, we’d NEVER hear the end of this in the MSM. It would be front page NYT until the 2008 election, as well as the lead story in every news show, including Dateline, 60 Minutes, Frontline, Hardball, Face the Nation, Meet the Press, etc. Since it’s Hillary, we’ve seen all we’re going to see of it.
AHA! Perhaps, the missing contents of Vince Foster’s briefcase, or the missing FBI files supplied by Craig Livingston, or, all of the missing documents from Operation Blue Book..... a treasure trove for conspiracy theorists.
So what! A liar lies. I didn’t believe a word when he said “has not blocked the release of a single document.”
Tired of being lied to, but one must admit it’s easier now after all the lies to recognize them.
My take is that Hillary! was REALLY the president during the BJ reign and these papers would prove it.
You nailed it -- my deepest frustration. The MSM is not independent. It is a branch of the democrat party. Has been for a long time. Hilary's kidglove treatment is only the most glaring symptom.
In my mind, withholding even ONE PAGE is the same as withholding all of it. Plenty of time has elapsed to allow for a clean breast of it.
I’m surprised they didn’t have Sandy Burglar dispose of them! /s
Sometimes I feel like I’m belaboring the obvious, but it needs to be pointed out at every opportunity. Remember how the “Read my lips” comment cost Bush Sr. the election? How much press coverage did that three word phrase get?
“has not blocked the release of a single document.”
Mr. Nixon “only held those materials as a trustee for the American people,” Judge John Garrett Penn of United States District Court said in dismissing a 1980 lawsuit by the former President.
The ruling concerns Mr. Nixon’s Presidential papers, which are currently housed at the National Archives, and does not cover his personal papers.
COMMENT: Perhaps a bipartisan panel should review the 2600 pages withheld under the Presidential Records Act (PRA) of 1978 to determine if they contain information relevant to the qualifications of Hillary Clinton to be president, then provide an inventory and synopsis of each document. I know, liberals are not going to let it happen in our lifetime, the Nixon precedent be damned.
Why am I not surprised?
Here’s a NY Sun reader comment:
When are People Going to Wake Up?
Reader comment on: 2,600 Pages of Clinton Records Withheld
Can ANYONE be surprised that the Clintons are hiding documents of Hillary’s “experience”? For them it’s all about hiding, obfuscating, misleading, and outright lying. It’s an “anything to win” mentality. I’m glad to see more and more people outraged by their antics, but apparently it’s not enough, judging from Hillary’s poll numbers. She should be in jail, much less running for president. Enough is enough. NO MORE CLINTONS!
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