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Pellicano Tapes Could Spell Trouble for Bill and Hillary
Newsmax ^ | 11/12/03 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 11/12/2003 8:15:04 AM PST by truthandlife

Hollywood is buzzing over "investigator-to-the-stars" private eye Anthony Pellicano, who copped a plea earlier this year after the FBI caught him with a draw full of hand grenades and, in the words of one agent, enough plastique explosive to "take out a 747."

But Left Coast celebs may not be the only folks currently losing sleep over Pellicano - especially since news broke late last week that he had the habit of illegally wiretapping the targets of his investigations.

Besides causing trouble for headliners like Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, Kevin Costner and dozens of other stars, Pellicano's tapes could easily expose a certain political power couple to a new round of scrutiny, just as one of them sets the stage for a future presidential run.

Though the American press insists on not reporting this inconvenient detail, Anthony Pellicano was first hired by Bill and Hillary Clinton in 1992 in a bid to discredit Gennifer Flowers' steamy tape recordings of conversations with Mr. Clinton.

As noted in Ron Kessler's 1995 best-seller, "Inside the White House," "The Clinton camp made much of the fact that Anthony J. Pellicano, an expert on audio recording analysis, had told the press that a twelve-minute portion of the tape of conversations between Flowers and Clinton had been 'selectively edited' at two points."

To counter Pellicano's claims, Flowers submitted her recordings to Truth Verification Labs, which found them to be 100 percent authentic.

In 1999 Flowers filed a defamation suit against Clinton campaign officials James Carville and George Stephanopoulos - along with then-first lady Hillary Clinton - based on their attempts to use Pellicano's analysis to discredit her.

Arguing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last year, Flowers' Judicial Watch attorneys tied Pellicano directly to the first lady-turned-New York Senator, telling the court, "Anthony Pellicano was a private investigator hired by Mrs. Clinton herself. And he's the one who did the analysis of the tapes."

The court ruled in Flowers' favor, allowing the lawsuit to proceed.

But that isn't the only time Pellicano has been linked to the Clintons.

Four days after the Monica Lewinsky story broke in Jan. 1998, ex-Lewinsky boyfriend Andy Bleiler came forward with the claim that she had stalked him. The Washington state school teacher also contended that Lewinsky wanted to become a White House intern so she could perform oral sex on then-President Clinton.

"I'm going to Washington to get my presidential knee pads," Bleiler's lawyer, Terry Giles, quoted Lewinsky as saying.

"Anthony Pellicano, the L.A.-based private investigator and O.J. defense team veteran [was] responsible for digging up Andy Bleiler," the New York Post's Andrea Peyser reported at the time. Sexgate provocatuer Lucianne Goldberg told Peyser that Pellicano's services were bought and paid for by the Clinton White House.

When Peyser confronted the "investigator-to-the-stars" with Goldberg's claim, he didn't deny it. "You're a smart girl. No comment," Pellicano told the Post reporter.

Indeed, the tough-talking private eye makes no bones about his hardball tactics. He claimed to carry a baseball bat, not a gun, as his weapon of choice and once told the Los Angeles Times: "I only use intimidation and fear when I absolutely have to."

Interestingly enough, some of Pellicano's targets, like former Los Angeles Times reporter Anita Busch and one-time "Hard Copy" correspondent Dina Dimond, report break-ins and property vandalism, the kind of problems encountered by Clinton accusers like Flowers, Sally Perdue, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick.

If "the Pelican's" tapes include any information on his work for the former first couple, Hollywood celebrities won't be the only folks sweating bullets.


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: arkansasmafia; clinton; clintonalumni; clintonhaters; hillarylist; hollywoodpinglist; pellicano

1 posted on 11/12/2003 8:15:04 AM PST by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife
Does anyone think Pellicano will live much longer?
2 posted on 11/12/2003 8:33:43 AM PST by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: SunStar
If anyone can out the worst couple, Pellican
o!

Heheh

Leni

3 posted on 11/12/2003 8:37:04 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: SunStar
nope
4 posted on 11/12/2003 8:39:17 AM PST by cars for sale
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To: truthandlife
Is this guy already in jail? If not, he'd best watch his back.
5 posted on 11/12/2003 8:39:42 AM PST by sarasota
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To: MinuteGal
GROAN!

Hey, that type of humor won't fly around here!
6 posted on 11/12/2003 8:46:04 AM PST by DanTheAdmin
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To: SunStar
One order of Arkincide comin' up
7 posted on 11/12/2003 8:48:46 AM PST by ChefKeith (NASCAR...everything else is just a game!)
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To: DanTheAdmin
A funny bird, the pelican
His beak holds more than his belly can
and I don't see how the hell it can.
8 posted on 11/12/2003 8:50:59 AM PST by harrym
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To: DanTheAdmin
I know, it was a pretty fowl pun.

I was not at the beak of my performance.

Leni

9 posted on 11/12/2003 8:52:01 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: ChefKeith
You really think he's going to kill himself by shooting himself in the back of the head?
10 posted on 11/12/2003 8:52:53 AM PST by MattinNJ (There can be only one.)
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To: sarasota
Being in jail didn't help McDougal.
11 posted on 11/12/2003 8:53:29 AM PST by The Westerner
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To: truthandlife
I don't know whether the celebs will be protected, but I would bet the Clintons will be.
12 posted on 11/12/2003 8:53:42 AM PST by aristeides
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To: SunStar
Let's start a pool.
13 posted on 11/12/2003 8:53:56 AM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: nutmeg
read later bump
14 posted on 11/12/2003 8:54:25 AM PST by nutmeg ("The DemocRATic party...has been hijacked by a confederacy of gangsters..." - Pat Caddell, 11/27/00)
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To: MattinNJ
16 times.
15 posted on 11/12/2003 8:57:02 AM PST by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: harrym
Sorry Harry... I must correct the limeric.

A wonderous bird is the Pelican,
His beak holds more than his belly-can,
He stores in his beak
Enough food for a week,
And I'll be damned how the hell-he-can...

;)
16 posted on 11/12/2003 9:03:20 AM PST by Hootch
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To: MattinNJ; Alamo-Girl
Yes, with an antique pistol that barely functions at that and He will probly do it in a park...

AG You better get ready to add this guy to Your list.

17 posted on 11/12/2003 9:08:28 AM PST by ChefKeith (NASCAR...everything else is just a game!)
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To: truthandlife
"Aw geez, not this s**t again!"


18 posted on 11/12/2003 9:16:40 AM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: truthandlife
NOTHING will EVER prove to be a problem for those two. They have DemonCrap loyalists that Adolph Hitler wished he had.
19 posted on 11/12/2003 9:17:59 AM PST by Lazamataz (PROUDLY SCARING FELLOW FREEPERS SINCE 1999 !!!!)
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To: truthandlife
Haven't made it past the first paragraph yet, but I had to ask about this statement........ "...enough plastique explosive to 'take out a 747.'"

Is that a lot? How much C4 does it take to drop a 747 from the sky?

The way this is worded seems like hyperbole intended to make the reader feel like that must be a large quantity, but in reality, wouldn't a couple of grams do the trick if properly placed?

20 posted on 11/12/2003 9:28:03 AM PST by Lloyd227
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To: truthandlife
Oh oh...I guess we will soon find "The Pelican" has committed suicide by shooting himself in the back of the head with a shotgun. Coroners will determine that Mr. Pellicano did indeed grow arms 10 feet long before shooting himself.
21 posted on 11/12/2003 9:41:41 AM PST by metalboy (Liberals-Nuke `em from orbit. It`s the only way to be sure.)
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To: truthandlife
Bump
22 posted on 11/12/2003 10:02:16 AM PST by talleyman (Something wicked this way comes - Hillary, you're on!)
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To: truthandlife
What ever happened to Andy Bleiler and Terry Giles? Recall that Monica sent Andy some paperwork to show that she was "in" re the oval office and Bleiler was so shocked at the sensitivity of the document that he put in a safe deposit box and later his atty Giles turned it over to Feds of some sort. I wonder if it was the missing launch codes that Col. Patterson write about.
23 posted on 11/12/2003 10:12:43 AM PST by Poincare
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To: truthandlife
Though the American press insists on not reporting this inconvenient detail, Anthony Pellicano was first hired by Bill and Hillary Clinton in 1992 in a bid to discredit Gennifer Flowers' steamy tape recordings of conversations with Mr. Clinton.

And anyone who believes that Bush would use this against the Clintons is dreaming. The Pubbies are much too nice for that. This and the rest of it will never see the light of day

24 posted on 11/12/2003 10:17:11 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: truthandlife
"IF" he has anything on the clintons in his "tapes" then Hillary will indeed get herself "DRAFTED" to run for president. Thus she can "politically" claim that President Bush will use whatever he can to lie about her.

More of the same "VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY".
25 posted on 11/12/2003 10:23:43 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: truthandlife
Tony will keep breathing.

It's all about the computer files.

26 posted on 11/12/2003 10:27:42 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg (There are very few shades of gray.)
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To: Just mythoughts
Great minds...

This taken together with "The Memo" and the extradition of the campaign donor gives Hillary the incentive to run (for cover).

27 posted on 11/12/2003 10:30:11 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: gov_bean_ counter
LOL

How about (under cover). She did have her movement out yesterday, sure no one showed up in person, but the "IDEA" of drafting her made the news.

So who will gave those who quit KERRY, jobs? I don't think they joined the unemployment lines.

Look for old LIEberman to join forces with her.

28 posted on 11/12/2003 10:36:18 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts
sorry gave = give
29 posted on 11/12/2003 10:37:13 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: truthandlife
Ok, I was following this fine until it got to Bleiler. There are just too many people involved and too many incidents that are being tied together here.

30 posted on 11/12/2003 10:38:25 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: hobbes1
16 times

LOL

31 posted on 11/12/2003 10:41:27 AM PST by MattinNJ (There can be only one.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
Anything happens to Pellicano, and everything that he has done for Clinton will become public upon his demise. He is obviously smart enough to have the evidence safely stored with someone who would expose it if he is harmed in any way.
32 posted on 11/12/2003 10:56:56 AM PST by connectthedots
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To: connectthedots
Hi, ctd. I agree. Nobody said Tony was dumb. Just criminally-inclined.

I'm hoping the files are being used to squeeze Madame Dufarge out of the contest. She has too much clout behind her for anyone to dismiss the threat she poses.

I also think this may be why CBS pulled the Reagan movie, and why La Barbra didn't put up a louder stink. Look for Moonves to quietly retire sometime soon.

Such a pity...not.

33 posted on 11/12/2003 12:59:40 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg (There are very few shades of gray.)
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To: truthandlife
This story lacks all credibility because of the source. Nothing but cheap spin. For example, consider this excerpt:

"Arguing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last year, Flowers' Judicial Watch attorneys tied Pellicano directly to the first lady-turned-New York Senator, telling the court, "Anthony Pellicano was a private investigator hired by Mrs. Clinton herself. And he's the one who did the analysis of the tapes." The court ruled in Flowers' favor, allowing the lawsuit to proceed. But that isn't the only time Pellicano has been linked to the Clintons. "

The writer tries to give the impression that the 9th Circuit ruled that Pellicano was hired by Clinton. But read closed and all it says is that the court didn't throw Judicial Watch out of court for filing a suit that lacks any merit. We don't know what the reason for the court's decision was, however they are very very reluctant to throw people out of court without a trial unless it is painfully obvious that the suit is groundless.

Judicial Watch has a habit of declaring it a major victory anytime they don't get booted out of court before they can send out another fund-raising letter.

34 posted on 11/12/2003 2:23:00 PM PST by bayourod
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To: MattinNJ
I disagree with all that think he would meet some 'untimely' demise. Here's why:

First, the Clintons' power has long been diluted, any power that they have now is more percieved than real. Yes, they probably still have lacky operatives in the FBI, but the FBI has a new director (a Bush appointee). If something would happen to this guy under FBI protection then that would out the lackies and end the HILL&BILL connection, and we'll never hear about that internal investigation.

Secondly, if this guy has 'balls to the wall' evidence it is already in the hands of Ashcroft and his most trusted people, and has probably been briefed to the White House. We may never see this either, but I pretty sure that's what would happen.

The best that the Clintoons can do know is sit back and wait. Sure, they could hire the Dixie Mafia to whack the dude, but if the information has passed already then it would be an invitation to a murder investigation. An investigation that they could not control because they have little power in all the agencies that would be involved. Even if their flunkies did try something and get caught they would be reassigned to run down gun checks on the North Slope in Alaska. The Clintoons are fading (not fast enough for us FReepers, but they are fading), like two huge Ps'OS circling the bowl. It's just a long flush cycle--thanks to the 1 gallon toilets mandated by the Feds. I say let the drama continue, with every passing day the whirlpool gets bigger and picks up more 'material' sweeping away the filth that is the left. The next 'glug, glug' you hear will be the RAT party on the way to the sewer, compliments of the Clintoons.

I have said before that the one to run a stake through the political heart of these two would be a lacky that saved stuff and got pissed enough to turn over all he/she saved. I might just be right on the money.

Hence, the glass is half full, and the toilet is half empty.

Timy

35 posted on 11/12/2003 2:59:58 PM PST by timydnuc (qFR)
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To: MattinNJ
You really think he's going to kill himself by shooting himself in the back of the head?

Twice!
36 posted on 11/12/2003 4:30:41 PM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: timydnuc
First, the Clintons' power has long been diluted, any power that they have now is more percieved than real.


I was thinking the same thing. When Bill was President he had a lot of power at his disposal. As an expresident, he has a lot less. Hillary has even less.

While it is true the major media is still running interference, each day even that is getting weaker.

Remember the movie ROAD HOUSE, the head bouncer is giving instructions to the crew. "Be nice until it is time not to be nice." It is my opinion President Bush is being nice until it is time not to be nice.

37 posted on 11/12/2003 5:05:49 PM PST by CIB-173RDABN
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To: hobbes1
With his suitcases packed and waiting by the front door...
38 posted on 11/12/2003 5:09:50 PM PST by tet68 (Patrick Henry ......."Who fears the wrath of cowards?")
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
I think CBS pulled the Reagan mini-series because it would have been wide open for a defamation lawsuit. The fact that the CBS executive acknowledged that it was not a fair portrayal of Reagan doomed any chance of it being aired. Can't get a beter admission of the defamatory content than that.

If the feds get his computer files, Hillary can kiss off any chances at the Presidency.

39 posted on 11/12/2003 5:21:17 PM PST by connectthedots
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To: Hootch
Thanx for the correction, I was just quoting something that my father used to say to me when I was a kid. Didn't know it wasn't original. Guess he misquoted it too.
40 posted on 11/12/2003 5:28:58 PM PST by harrym
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To: nutmeg
bookmark bump
41 posted on 11/19/2003 3:59:19 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh: The Voice of Sanity during 8 years of the Clinton Reign of Terror)
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To: nutmeg
white glove ditto
42 posted on 11/19/2003 4:29:10 PM PST by txhurl
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To: *Arkansas Mafia; *Clinton Alumni; *Clinton Haters; *Hillary List; *Hollywood Ping List
bump
43 posted on 11/19/2003 8:18:54 PM PST by AdamSelene235 (I always shoot for the moon......sometimes I hit London.- Von Braun)
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