Skip to comments.Filegate Suits Against Clinton White House Finally Dismissed
Posted on 03/10/2010 3:51:39 PM PST by wac3rd
Fourteen years after they began, a federal judge on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuits over Filegate, closing the book on a scandal that became an ongoing thorn in the side of the Clinton White House and helped launch Larry Klayman into temporary national prominence.
The plaintiffs sued the FBI, the Executive Office of the President and a smattering of White House figures, including then-first lady Hillary Clinton, in 1996 after the administration revealed that it had mistakenly ordered up the FBI files of more than 400 Bush I and Reagan administration officials. The case, spearheaded by Klayman and his conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, led to a parade of high-profile depositions, but seemed to sputter as the years dragged on. Hillary Clinton was dismissed as a defendant last year.
Tuesday, in a colorful 28-page opinion (it includes the phrase "bureaucratic babushka doll"), Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that the plaintiffs had failed to provide any evidence that the files were sought as part of a White House conspiracy. Rather, he said, they had shown that the incident was little more than a "snafu."
"After years of litigation, endless depositions, the fictionalized portrayal of this lawsuit and its litigants on television, and innumerable histrionics, this Court is left to conclude that with this lawsuit, to quote Gertrude Stein, 'there's no there there,'" Lamberth wrote.
Upon being informed that the cases had been dismissed, former White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum, who was also named in the suit, exclaimed, "No kidding."
"The judge said it best. There is no there, there. And there never was any 'there there,'" Nusbaum said. "It is sad that in that day and age, and in this day and age, the politics of personal destruction continues."
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We’re all equal...some just a bit more...
So this makes the score for Klaymoron at about 0 for 100?
Big Clinton man are ya?
Nice to own a judge, if you can afford one...
900 files was just the tip of the iceberg. When the left the White House, Bill & Hill had the FBI files of every important person in this country, and many abroad.
And they almost certainly used their corrupt FBI connections to get fresh files over the next 8 years.
The Tea Parties should have started in 1992.
Big Clinton man are ya?””””””””
Never could stand him. I knew he was a pos the first time I saw him.
But good ol’ Larry couldn’t win a lawsuit if he sued himself.
Larry Klayman could screw up a one-man parade. He’s a BAD JOKE .....OR...he is a DOUBLE AGENT!!!
Klayman sued his MOTHER....who won??
During impeachment, didn’t they threaten scorched earth? I wonder where they got the information to scorch the earth.
Billary absconds with hundreds of confidential files, no problem.
Someone sneaks into Zero’s passport file, people die.
How can you mistakenly order up 900 files?
Lamberth, Royce C.
Born 1943 in San Antonio, TX
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 19, 1987, to a seat vacated by Barrington D. Parker, Sr.; Confirmed by the Senate on November 13, 1987, and received commission on November 16, 1987. Served as chief judge, 2008-present.
University of Texas, B.A., 1965
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1967
U.S. Army Captain, JAG Corps, 1967-1974
U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia, 1974-1987
Assistant U.S. attorney, Civil Division, 1974-1977
Assistant chief, Civil Division, 1977-1978
Chief, Civil Division, 1978-1987
Race or Ethnicity: White
So who hired Livingstone?
“American Idol” didn’t even exist back then.
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