Skip to comments.The Reynolds story (Mel Reynolds reportedly a personal guest of Bill Clinton at library)
Posted on 11/29/2004 5:52:22 PM PST by Libloather
The Reynolds story...
November 24, 2004
BY MICHAEL SNEED SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds was reportedly a personal guest of former President Bill Clinton at the dedication of his library in Little Rock, Ark., last week.
*Background: During his final hours in office, Clinton commuted the jail sentence of Reynolds, who served 2-1/2 years in federal prison on charges of corruption and having sex with an underage girl. Reynolds petitioned for clemency so he could be reunited with his children, who he felt needed him desperately. Clinton concurred.
*Foreground: Reynolds was accompanied by his son and namesake, 11-year old Melvin Jay Reynolds II, who presented Clinton with a sweat shirt from his school, Andrew Jackson Language Academy, and had his pix taken with the former president.
*The connection: Both Reynolds and Clinton were Rhodes scholars. Although the two aren't close buddies, Reynolds has known Clinton since the late 1970s.
(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...
Nonetheless, Reynolds was re-elected in 1994, largely with suburban support.
But very soon, the young emperor's clothes began to unravel.
Sensationally, there were allegations, and then criminal charges, of sex with an underage girl. A one-time campaign aide admitted, and then tried to take back, that she and Reynolds had shared an affair when she was 16.
A sexually laced phone conversation, played for the jury at the trial, made it very clear much more than a friendship had been going on.
Child pornography and obstruction of justice charges were included in the indictment. Despite Reynolds' contention he had been framed, the jury believed the prosecution.
The girl being underage at the time of the affair, Reynolds was convicted of statutory rape and charges he had paid her to keep quiet. The judge sentenced him to five years in prison.
Prosecutors were also building a case of official misuse of funds against him. While in jail, he was convicted of misusing tens of thousands of dollars of campaign funds and defrauding banks. The judge sentenced him to 6½ more years in prison.
With Reynolds in jail, young Jesse Jackson Jr. was chosen in a special election to take his place in Congress. Jackson was re-elected in 1996 and has represented the 2nd District since.
The popular, dedicated and animated son of Rainbow-PUSH leader Jesse Jackson has pointedly built a record of service of his own, moving out from under the shadow of his famous father.
Not everyone agrees with every stand Jackson Jr. has taken those in the Peotone airport footprint are furious about his continued full court press for building the facility but he has been re-elected by increasing majorities in each of his elections.
The Jackson family once was in Mel Reynolds' corner and was reportedly instrumental in getting Reynolds sprung from prison by President Bill Clinton in January 2001.
One of Clinton's controversial 11th hour commutations went to Reynolds sparking heated objections from many in his old district.
Out of jail, Reynolds was given a job by the Rev. James Meeks in his Roseland church. We're not sure what happened there; we do know that he doesn't have that job anymore.
His current job, if you can call it that, is as an "executive director" of a community development commission operating out of a church in Harvey.
And now, Mel Reynolds wants his old job back the job Jesse Jackson Jr. now has.
Possibly because he needs the money.
*The connection: Both Reynolds and Clinton are known perverts. Although the two aren't close buddies, Reynolds has shared a passion for buggery with Clinton since at least the late 1970s.
If they ever do a movie on this guy, I have just the director for it:
They're both perjurers and liars, too.
Birds of a feather
Talk about a puff piece.
Mel Reynolds would cruise the parks looking for 13 year olds.
When he hooked up with this girl he paid off her mother to keep quiet. The girl that he was with had taped very disgusting phone calls between her and Mel.
The word pervert doesn't even come close to describe this dirtbag.
Usually called statutory rape, but hey it is the "spuntimes", and Mike Snead hasn't gotten her nose out of Hillary's arse since she attended a Whitehouse event hosted by the beast many years ago.
Her column about it was disgusting.
Although the two aren't close buddies...what is he trying to say? That it was ever implied that klinton gave pardons for buddies? Everyone knew that klinton gave pardons for dollars or pardons for Hitlery votes.
I think it was well understood by everyone, including Hitlery's oily, sleazy brother Hugh Rodham that mucho dinero was the way to get a klinton pardon.
Here's a nice pic of Hugh....the Rodham side of the crime family...
It a party of fambly values.
Seems like old times
Maybe the Rhodes Scholarship Committee is LOOKING for PERVERTS!! It sure found two there. That buck-toothed pervert is a CRIMINAL!