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How Hillary's money man was nailed for L.A. gala
WorldNetDaily ^ | 1/8/05 | WorldNetDaily

Posted on 01/08/2005 4:19:47 PM PST by wagglebee

WASHINGTON – The indictment of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s former Senate campaign finance chairman, David Rosen, on campaign finance charges was made possible by the cooperation of Judicial Watch client Peter Paul, the public interest watchdog group said today.

Paul, a former Hollywood Internet entrepreneur and partner of "Spiderman" creator Stan Lee, spent nearly $2 million to produce the August 2000 Hollywood tribute to honor President Clinton and to help raise funds for Hillary Clinton’s 2000 U.S. Senate campaign – the event at the center of the indictment.

He was repeatedly assured that his expenses would be reported to the Federal Election Commission, according to Judicial Watch.

The Justice Department indictment charges Rosen with causing false campaign finance reports to be filed with the FEC. Rosen reported contributions of only $400,000 from the Hollywood gala. He also is alleged to have filed a fraudulent invoice for the cost of the concert portion of the gala, reporting $200,000 when the actual cost was more than $600,000. Rosen faces up to five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines on each of four counts of making a false statement.

Judicial Watch brought a lawsuit in 2001 on behalf of Paul against Bill and Hillary Clinton, Rosen and other Clinton representatives after Bill Clinton reneged on a $17 million deal to work for Paul’s Internet companies after he left the White House and because Paul’s expenses were not reported by Hillary Clinton to the FEC, as was required by law.

Paul has documentary evidence of his close relationship with the Clintons, including checks, thank-you notes from the Clintons and candid video and photographs, according to Judicial Watch. Hillary Clinton was intimately involved in setting up the Hollywood gala and knew of the FEC misreporting, the group says.

"Judicial Watch welcomes the indictment of David Rosen on campaign finance charges, an indictment that was made possible by our client Peter Paul’s cooperation with the U.S. Justice Department," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "We hope the Justice Department pursues this case all the way to Hillary Clinton."

Rosen is the second figure involved in organizing the soiree for Clinton to become entangled in legal problems as a result.

Aaron Tonken is currently in prison for his role in organizing the event – a tribute to then-President Bill Clinton and starring Cher, Patti LaBelle, Sugar Ray, Toni Braxton, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Bolton, Paul Anka and Diana Ross.

Tonken has authored a tell-all book, "King of Cons: Exposing the Dirty, Rotten Secrets of the Washington Elite and Hollywood Celebrities," on his role in the fraud.

The FBI previously said in court papers that it had evidence the former first lady's campaign deliberately understated its fund-raising costs so it would have more money to spend on her campaign.

While the event allegedly cost more than $1.2 million, the indictment said, Rosen reported contributions of about $400,000, knowing the figure to be false.

The indictment charged that he provided some documents to an FEC compliance officer but withheld the true costs of the event and provided false documents to substantiate the lower figure.

In one instance, Rosen obtained and delivered a fraudulent invoice stating the cost of a concert associated with the gala was $200,000 when he knew that figure was false, according to the indictment. The actual cost of the concert was more than $600,000.

Each of the four counts of making a false statement carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines upon conviction.

Mrs. Clinton's lawyer on campaign finance matters, David Kendall, told the Associated Press: "The Senate Campaign Committee has fully cooperated with the investigation. Mr. Rosen worked hard for the campaign, and we trust that when all the facts are in, he will be cleared."

The businessman who hosted the event, Peter Paul, has told federal authorities that it cost more than $1 million and that he had been surprised when he saw that most of the contributions were not reported.

The money from the fund-raiser went to Mrs. Clinton's successful campaign for a Senate seat from New York, the Democrats' national Senate campaign organization and a state Democratic Party committee.

During former President Clinton's administration, a Justice Department campaign finance task force charged more than two dozen individuals and two corporations with fund-raising abuses from the 1996 election cycle. Many of the charges involved Democratic fund raising.

In addition to his Clinton effort, Rosen has raised money for several other high-profile Democratic candidates, including former presidential hopeful Wesley Clark. Most recently, he was named to the fund-raising team of Donnie Fowler, a candidate for the Democratic National Committee chairmanship.

Tonken, 34 at the time of the 2000 fund-raiser, basked in his role in organizing the fund-raiser, never imaging he'd be facing down government investigators within a couple of years.

Writes Tonken in describing the departure of the Clintons the night of the gala: "Just before they got into the limo, I handed the president gifts from me, Stan Lee and Peter Paul: for him, a custom humidor and a handmade gold watch worth tens of thousands; for Hillary, a necklace that cost eight grand. The first lady disliked it and later sent it back.

"Before my car arrived, I had my last fond glimpses of this gathering of the rich and famous. I watched them drive off into the night. I may have been the ultimate outsider growing up, but not any more. Now I was in, and they were my people.

"But not for long. In less than three years I'd be busted. Instead of chronicling my stunning successes, Variety's Army Archerd would be writing about my criminal misdeeds; I'd be talking not to presidents and movie stars, but to the FBI and other federal agencies, handing over more than two dozen boxes of letters, e-mails, receipts and invoices, cooperating as the government pursued a multifaceted investigation into the corruption that lay hidden behind all the glitter."

Tonken pleaded guilty last year to one count of mail fraud and one count of wire fraud in hopes of ultimately getting a lesser prison sentence. Instead, he was sentenced to 63 months in prison and ordered to pay $3.79 million to donors and event underwriters whom he bilked.

He clearly implicated Rosen.

"David Rosen, Hillary Clinton's director of finance, worked out of our offices and knew about every dime that was being spent," he writes. "More than that, he participated in the spending."

In his account of his dealings with Hillary, Tonken mentions how grateful she had been to him for all his help with her campaign. But how much did she know about the financial skullduggery?

"One thing about Hillary, she was very attentive to the little details," he writes. "I believe she is genuinely considerate in that way. The very next day [after the Hollywood fund-raiser], she sent me a thank-you note, partially handwritten, in which she said: 'Your ongoing support of my Senate candidacy is especially important to me, and I am grateful for your continued friendship.'

"Take a good, long look at the first half of that last sentence. I did, and it made me wonder: Did she really know what was going on? I think David Rosen knew; I think [longtime aide] Kelly Craighead knew; I think [fund-raiser] Jim Levin knew. But Hillary? It was very possible that they hid it from her. In a way, that was their job. Protect the candidate.

"That was all about to change."

Tonken later writes he explained what he was doing and how to the Senate candidate while the two were alone briefly in a van during a day of campaigning in L.A.:

"I'd spent odd moments alone with [Hillary] before, primarily in the evening at the White House. But this was my real shot to talk to her with no one else around, and what I wanted was to let her know how much I admired her, how much I was behind her, and most important, what I had already done for her. It was, quite by accident, the moment of truth. …

"I told her about virtually every penny I'd spent on her behalf. I let her know what I was doing and had done for each event of hers. I spoke about the money and what a pleasure and honor it was to spend it on her candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

"Once and for all, I wanted it clear in her mind who was the person really doing things for her. There was so much jockeying for position among those around her: Kelly, David, Jim Levin, and so on. People taking credit for stuff. I thought I might have been short-changed, and I wanted to correct that.

"I believed that once she knew the facts, she would see how valuable I was to her and welcome me into her inner circle. The whole thing was intended to be solely for my benefit. I never wanted to hurt her. I could tell she wasn't entirely comfortable with this conversation, and yet I couldn't stop. It wasn't until much later that I fully realized what I had done. Whatever protection her staff had built around her, however much in the dark they had kept her, that was over.

"Now she knew."

Further implicating Rosen, Tonken writes of how he would run his schemes by the finance director and would routinely get the go-ahead.

Writes Tonken: "Since I had only a passing acquaintance with campaign-finance law. If there was any question in my mind, I'd call David. The problem was, whenever I asked for advice he would invariably laugh off my concerns and say, 'Don't worry. Just raise as much as possible. Just keep at it.'

"Here's an example: I came up with what I thought was a great idea to make it look as though support were coming from a lot of little donors, instead of one big one. I proposed that [Democratic donor] Cynthia [Gershman] would write a check for 40 grand, which she was willing to do, and I would run it through one of my accounts and emerge with cash and started giving it out in one-thousand- or two-thousand-dollar chunks to 20 or 30 people. They would then turn around and write personal checks of their own for the same amount, and that would be 'their' contribution. Sounded good to me, but when I presented it to David he laughed for about three minutes straight. When we got down to it, though, he told me to go ahead.

"I should have been suspicious when he added, 'Just don't tell anyone.' Later, he would pull me aside at Spago and re-emphasize the point: I was to keep that little trick of mine quiet, 'very quiet.'"

Tonken also writes of Rosen's concern about expenses, telling the author to "get rid" of receipts related to fund-raiser expenditures.

"What we want is the appearance that expenses were minimal," Tonken says Rosen told him.

A 2002 FBI affidavit backs up Tonken's account:

"The [2000 Hillary event's] costs exceeded $1 million, but the required forms filed by New York Senate 2000 ... months after the event incorrectly disclosed that the cost of the event was only $523,000," the affidavit reads. "It appears that the true cost of the event was deliberately understated in order to increase the amount of funds available to New York Senate 2000 for federal campaign activities."

Tonken's book tells how he continued to do his job after federal agents contacted him about cooperating with their probe.

"Month after month this investigation went on," he writes." My life began to seem surreal. Here I was, doing charity events where there was fraud involved; continuing to expand my political contacts, fielding telephone calls from President Clinton, the first lady and Gerald Ford; and at the same time being enmeshed in an FBI probe."


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I would love it if they could find a way to tie Hitlery to this and bring her down once and for all.
1 posted on 01/08/2005 4:19:47 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee
after Bill Clinton reneged on a $17 million deal to work for Paul’s Internet companies

I'm a bit curious as to what that job would have entailed. It was probably a no-show job in return for some favors but Bubba decided against it because he was under enough scrutiny as it was.

2 posted on 01/08/2005 4:25:38 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Gun-control is leftist mind-control.)
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To: wagglebee

I am absolutely shocked that one of our finest senators (and the wife of one of our greatest presidents at that) could be mixed up in a scandal like this. Shocked I tell you!


3 posted on 01/08/2005 4:25:58 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

It reminds me of being a little kid and finding out there was no Santa Claus.


4 posted on 01/08/2005 4:26:56 PM PST by wagglebee (Memo to sKerry: the only thing Bush F'ed up was your career)
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To: wagglebee
Aaron Tonken is currently in prison for his role in organizing the event – a tribute to then-President Bill Clinton and starring Cher, Patti LaBelle, Sugar Ray, Toni Braxton, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Bolton, Paul Anka and Diana Ross.

Scum of a feather flock together.

5 posted on 01/08/2005 4:27:06 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Gun-control is leftist mind-control.)
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To: wagglebee

What is shocking to me is that Rosen was at the center of all this. Stan Lee has been known for years as an Ayn Rand fanatic so what the heck was he doing partnering with a Caligula apostate like Rosen?


6 posted on 01/08/2005 4:28:38 PM PST by bowzer313
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To: wagglebee

Good job by JW. They don't have a lot of successes but it is not from lack of trying. Let's hope they can finally figuratively put a stake in Hillary's heart. Oh, that's right. She doesn't have one.


7 posted on 01/08/2005 4:29:18 PM PST by doug from upland (THE RED STATES - celebrate a great American tradition)
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To: wagglebee
Tonken has authored a tell-all book, "King of Cons: Exposing the Dirty, Rotten Secrets of the Washington Elite and Hollywood Celebrities," on his role in the fraud.

This guy has a high probability of meeting with an "accident". I'm not sure if this guy is at the country club prison or a real one, but he's probably looking over his shoulder a lot these days.

8 posted on 01/08/2005 4:31:06 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Gun-control is leftist mind-control.)
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To: wagglebee
Good stuff. But WHY did the Bush admin. sit on this for 1 year and until after the elections? (this is a year-old indictment). The timing is curious to me.
9 posted on 01/08/2005 4:33:57 PM PST by llevrok (We don't need no stinking ballots!)
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To: wagglebee
...for Hillary, a necklace that cost eight grand. The first lady disliked it and later sent it back.

That's a real class act.

10 posted on 01/08/2005 4:34:04 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Gun-control is leftist mind-control.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I am absolutely shocked that one of our finest senators (and the wife of one of our greatest presidents at that) could be mixed up in a scandal like this. Shocked I tell you!

You too, huh? And I thought I was the only one.........
J

11 posted on 01/08/2005 4:38:25 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: wagglebee
Since all of these $$$'s were illegal, and they needed them to win, does that make Bubba an illegitimate President?
12 posted on 01/08/2005 4:40:17 PM PST by digger48
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To: llevrok

they sat on this only because they didn't want it to look like influencing the election.....I actually can kind of see that they didn't want that to happen but I'm glad to see that it is now center stage


13 posted on 01/08/2005 4:41:03 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: bowzer313
Caligula apostate like Rosen

Well put.
14 posted on 01/08/2005 4:41:06 PM PST by commonguymd (My impatience is far more advanced than any known technology.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Okay, how much skim does the bagman get?
15 posted on 01/08/2005 4:44:20 PM PST by pointsal
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To: wagglebee

"Writes Tonken in describing the departure of the Clintons the night of the gala: "Just before they got into the limo, I handed the president gifts from me, Stan Lee and Peter Paul: for him, a custom humidor and a handmade gold watch worth tens of thousands; for Hillary, a necklace that cost eight grand. The first lady disliked it and later sent it back."

Bill needed the humidor, as his old one, named "Monica" was lost to him by this date. Can you believe that Hillbillary rejected an eight thousand dollar necklace? Why? Wasn't it gaudy enough?


16 posted on 01/08/2005 4:45:18 PM PST by The Loan Arranger (The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: wagglebee

Call me when they are being taken to jail in handcuffs and orange jumpsuits. That's when I'll believe anything about them.


17 posted on 01/08/2005 4:45:29 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: llevrok

My guess is that they knew that it would be seen as an attack on the Democrats to release it before the election and it could backfire. But now is the time to dismantle the Hildabeast's plans for 2008.


18 posted on 01/08/2005 4:46:47 PM PST by wagglebee (Memo to sKerry: the only thing Bush F'ed up was your career)
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To: wagglebee

What ever happened to "Let the Superior be responsible"?


19 posted on 01/08/2005 4:48:08 PM PST by newsgatherer
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity; The Loan Arranger

I'm trying to think of what can be said about Monica's "necklace" without angering the moderators.


20 posted on 01/08/2005 4:48:12 PM PST by wagglebee (Memo to sKerry: the only thing Bush F'ed up was your career)
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To: wagglebee

This is only a resume enhancement for Hitlery. The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy™ strikes again and all that.


21 posted on 01/08/2005 4:48:24 PM PST by MisterRepublican ("I must go. I must be elusive.")
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To: newsgatherer
What ever happened to "Let the Superior be responsible"?

You mean like what they did to Nixon? That only happens when there is an (R) after your name.

22 posted on 01/08/2005 4:49:37 PM PST by wagglebee (Memo to sKerry: the only thing Bush F'ed up was your career)
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To: llevrok
But WHY did the Bush admin. sit on this for 1 year and until after the elections? (this is a year-old indictment). The timing is curious to me.

The target is Hillary, not JFK. Maybe this times the trial nicely with the good Senator's reelection campaign in 2006. The media will ignore this story as long as possible. But it will be hard for them not to cover the trial of a guy as prominent as Rosen, especially where Hillary's name keeps getting mentioned.

And, if we knock her off in 2006, she is finished as a presidential contender. The real issue is where will the trial occur. If in NY or LA, the chance of a conviction is almost nil.

23 posted on 01/08/2005 4:51:48 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: wagglebee

Y'know ... I really don't, y'know ... remember Mr Paul at all, like, y'know.


24 posted on 01/08/2005 4:53:00 PM PST by knarf (A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
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To: knarf

I wonder how much paperwork Hitlery will "misplace" this time.


25 posted on 01/08/2005 4:54:10 PM PST by wagglebee (Memo to sKerry: the only thing Bush F'ed up was your career)
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To: wagglebee

He should stay away from parks and long rides by himself.


26 posted on 01/08/2005 4:54:59 PM PST by stockpirate (Check out my homepage and learn about sKerry and his Socialist friends.)
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To: stockpirate

Or airplanes.
http://www.newsmax.com/articles/?a=1999/1/31/173313


27 posted on 01/08/2005 4:57:17 PM PST by wagglebee (Memo to sKerry: the only thing Bush F'ed up was your career)
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To: llevrok

My guess is that it has to do with the appointment of Gonzalez for AG. This is a warning shot across the bow of the Demonrat ship of State. Next, look for some Justice Dept. leaks of Demonrat voter fraud in Ohio.


28 posted on 01/08/2005 5:05:33 PM PST by mission9 (Be a Citizen worth dying for in a Nation worth living for!)
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To: wagglebee
Time for someone new to fall on their sword for Hillary and Bubba.
29 posted on 01/08/2005 5:08:22 PM PST by rodguy911 (rodguy911:First let's get rid of the UN and then the ACLU, or vice versa..)
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To: cubreporter
Call me when they are being taken to jail in handcuffs and orange jumpsuits.

I'm with you. Nothing will happen. These pols are all sleeping together. They only sacrifice those they don't need anymore. What a sham.

Mr. Smith never made it to Washington.

FMCDH(BITS)

30 posted on 01/08/2005 5:14:34 PM PST by nothingnew (Kerry is gone...perhaps to Lake Woebegone)
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To: wagglebee; kristinn; miss print

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In a new Time of War...
In a new Century...
With an Enemy that's now...
Just around the corner and...
Up your street...



.."IS it SAFE?" = HILLARY on Senate Armed Services Committee..

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31 posted on 01/08/2005 5:15:13 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: wagglebee
Peter Paull is helping the government in an effort to save his own hide from the Stan Lee Media Stock Manipulation Scheme. He fled to Brazil in 2001 and wouldn't come back to the US to face charges. He was arrested and jailed in Brazil and was finally extradited to the US in 2003.

PRESS RELEASE

Stan Lee Media Co-founder Peter Paul Extradited from Brazil to the United States to Face Charges on Stock Manipulation Scheme Which Cost Investors More than $25 Million

ROSLYNN R. MAUSKOPF, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, PASQUALE J. D'AMURO, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New York, and WILLIAM E. KEZER, Postal Inspector-in-Charge, United States Postal Inspection Service, New York Division, today announced the extradition of fugitive PETER PAUL from Brazil to the United States to stand trial on securities fraud and conspiracy charges, conduct for which he was indicted on June 8, 2001.

Subsequent to the Securities & Exchange Commission serving notice that it had begun an investigation regarding Stan Lee Media, Inc., PAUL traveled to Brazil and then refused to return after he was informed by the United States Attorney's Office that he was a target of a federal criminal investigation. PAUL again refused the U.S. Attorney's demand that he return voluntarily after he was notified that he had been indicted. Thereafter, the government sought the assistance of Brazilian law enforcement authorities in apprehending PAUL. On August 3, 2001, PAUL was arrested and jailed in Brazil pending extradition proceedings, which PAUL contested for nearly two years. In July 2003, PAUL was ordered to be extradited to the United States by the Brazilian Supreme Court.


32 posted on 01/08/2005 5:23:54 PM PST by deport (Don't skinny dip with the snapping turtles........)
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To: wagglebee

Clinton Pardon money built a Clinton Library. Sounds like organized crime. Sooner or later Bonnie and Clyde were caught too!


33 posted on 01/08/2005 5:27:25 PM PST by Revererdrv
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To: Revererdrv

IIRC Bonnie and Clyde were killed.


34 posted on 01/08/2005 5:28:59 PM PST by wagglebee (Memo to sKerry: the only thing Bush F'ed up was your career)
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To: Jim Robinson
I am absolutely shocked that one of our finest senators (and the wife of one of our greatest presidents at that) could be mixed up in a scandal like this. Shocked I tell you!

Certainly, you would not want her prosecuted by the Bush administration would you? That would not look good for Bush you know.

36 posted on 01/08/2005 5:45:33 PM PST by bjs1779
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To: wagglebee
...Judicial...Watch...?...??

...Ju...di...cial...Watch....

.....???....

37 posted on 01/08/2005 5:52:40 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: nothingnew

I just hope that one of these days the story turns out to be credible and the clintins have to return all the cash they have. They are terrible people and caused this great country of ours terrible times.


38 posted on 01/08/2005 6:48:08 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: wagglebee

"How Hillary's money man was nailed for L.A. gala"

I give up....they found his hands in her pants?


39 posted on 01/08/2005 7:19:33 PM PST by Prost1 (I get my news at Free Republic!)
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To: potlatch

Peter Paul alert


40 posted on 01/08/2005 9:32:57 PM PST by ntnychik (Proud member of the Bush-eoisie)
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To: wagglebee

Since the left was so adamant that Bush was personally responsible for every single person below him in the chain of command such as those at Abu Graib then to be consistent Hillary will confess to personal responsiblity for the crimes of her campaign manager...and even more so as it's someone she's actually met and worked directly for her. So where's her signed confession?


41 posted on 01/09/2005 12:19:34 AM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Jim Robinson

You're too naive. Perhaps you should consider hanging out more often at a conservative forum, so you can wise up. If only we could find someone to start and run one...


42 posted on 01/09/2005 6:24:05 AM PST by Hebrews 11:6 (Look it up!)
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