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Posted on 01/18/2008 9:55:39 AM PST by neverdem
Judicial Watch Releases Records Re: Hillary's Health Care Reform Plan
Internal Memos Detail Creation of Government "Interest Group Database" to Collect Personal Data on Health Care Debate Activists
Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5188
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 /Standard Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released records obtained from the Clinton Presidential Library related to the National Taskforce on Health Care Reform, a "cabinet-level" task force chaired by former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Clinton administration. Specifically, these documents come from the White House Health Care Interdepartmental Working Group.
Among the highlights of the documents released by Judicial Watch:
A June 18, 1993 internal Memorandum entitled, "A Critique of Our Plan," authored by someone with the initials "P.S.," makes the startling admission that critics of Hillary's health care reform plan were correct: "I can think of parallels in wartime, but I have trouble coming up with a precedent in our peacetime history for such broad and centralized control over a sector of the economy...Is the public really ready for this?... none of us knows whether we can make it work well or at all..."
A "Confidential" May 26, 1993 Memorandum from Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) to Hillary Clinton entitled, "Health Care Reform Communications," which criticizes the Task Force as a "secret cabal of Washington policy 'wonks'" that has engaged in "choking off information" from the public regarding health care reform. The memorandum suggests that Hillary Clinton "use classic opposition research" to attack those who were excluded by the Clinton Administration from Task Force deliberations and to "expose lifestyles, tactics and motives of lobbyists" in order to deflect criticism. Senator Rockefeller also suggested news organizations "are anxious and willing to receive guidance [from the Clinton Administration] on how to time and shape their [news] coverage."
A February 5, 1993 Draft Memorandum from Alexis Herman and Mike Lux detailing the Office of Public Liaison's plan for the health care reform campaign. The memorandum notes the development of an "interest group data base" detailing whether or not organizations "support(ed) us in the election." The database would also track personal information about interest group leaders, such as their home phone numbers, addresses, "biographies, analysis of credibility in the media, and known relationships with Congresspeople."
These records released by Judicial Watch were obtained from the approximately 13,000 records made publicly available by the Clinton Library. The National Archives admits there may be an additional 3,022,030 textual records, 2,884 pages of electronic records, 1,021 photographs, 3 videotapes and 3 audiotapes related to the Task Force that are being withheld indefinitely from the public. On November 2, 2007 Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the National Archives to force the release of all the Task Force records.
"These documents paint a disturbing picture of how Hillary Clinton and the Clinton administration approached health care reform secrecy, smears, and the misuse of government computers to track private and political information on citizens," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "There are millions more documents that the Library has yet to release. The Clintons continue to play games and pretend they have nothing to do with this delay. The Clintons should get out of the way and authorize the release of these records now."
These and other documents related to JW's pursuit of Hillary's White House records are available at www.judicialwatch.org.
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Will Chris Matthews discuss these notes or will he apologize to Hillary for the fact that they exist?
I am shocked and dismayed to say the least...NOT!
Rush discussing this at length as we type.
Hillary is the classic totalitarian thug, phony tears or not. She is not in any way different from Hugo Chavez.
If this is what is in the small packet that the Clinton vermin have allowed to be released, what in G-d’s name is in the other 2 million pages of documents!!!
By the way, has anyone figured out who hired Craig Livingstone yet?
Yes it is amazing how often Rush comments on stories that have appeared in FR earlier in the day. Makes one think Rush uses FR as a major source for his show prep.
vewwy, vewwy skewwy
This bit on pge 7 is funny, we need to get our message out and we need to be appear to be listening to the public and media.
most of our speaking opportunities that we schedule, if not all, should have a format that allows for questions and comments. we need to be seen to be as listening.
Me thinks FR is show prep for many in Conservative Tlk Radio.
That does appear to be true some times, but in this case Rush gave a heads up about Judicial Watch in his first hour. I plopped Judicial Watch into Yahoo's engine for news & voila.
Thanks I missed his first half hour today....a messy thing like work prevented me from listening.
This is bombshell news, but I bet it gets nary a mention on any MSM newscast. I’d love to be wrong...
I have always found it interesting that the term “war room” is associated with the Clintons. They have war rooms for practically every major attack on freedom and prosperity in America they attempt.
“1.) The health Reform intake war room.”
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