Skip to comments.NY Repubs Blast Hillary for 'Pattern'
Posted on 01/09/2005 12:09:23 PM PST by SandRat
"Is anyone really surprised that another Clinton confidante has been indicted?" said Stephen Minarik, referring to the indictment of David Rosen, who served as Hillary Clinton's finance director in her 2000 Senate race.
The New York State Republican Party chairman added: "Hillary Clinton's public life reads like an instruction manual for breaking the rules. New Yorkers deserve better.
The remarks by Minarik are but the opening salvo in a ramping up campaign to frustrate her reelection to the Senate and even nix a potential presidential bid by Clinton in 2008, says a report in the NY Daily News.
Pundits are looking for GOP sappers to use the Rosen indictment to refresh memories of old Clinton scandals like Travelgate and Whitewater.
But University of Virginia political science Prof. Larry Sabato opined that damage control should be easy enough for Clinton:
"She would have to have been involved in some way, or been clearly negligent. And I doubt that that's the case."
More on the Lead Senate Thief/Crook from NEW YORK!
a scandal a day, will keep the witch away (from 1600 Penn in 2008!)...
Clintonista's Indictment Kept Secret for a Year!
Though Hillary Clinton's former finance chairman David Rosen was actually indicted in 2003, the Bush administration kept it secret till the indictment was unsealed late Friday, a move that spared the former first couple and the Democratic Party significant embarrassment during the height of the 2004 presidential campaign.
"The indictment was handed down more than a year ago," the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
Citing "sources familiar with the probe," the Times said the Bush Justice Department decided that any criminal charges would not be made public until after last fall's presidential election for fear they would be seen as a politically tainted vendetta by the Bush Administration."
While under secret federal indictment, Rosen was able to continue working for top Democrats throughout the long presidential campaign, eventually joining the campaign staff of Clinton protege, Gen. Wesley Clark, who launched his own presidential bid on the advice of the former first couple.
The decision to keep the politically awkward indictment under wraps allowed Mr. and Mrs. Clinton to assume high profile roles attacking President Bush on the Iraq war, as well as a whole range of domestic issues, without having to answer questions about their role in Rosen's case.
In Sept. 2003, Mrs. Clinton went so far as to accuse the White House of corruption, saying Bush officials had deliberately covered up unhealthy air quality at Ground Zero in the days after the 9/11 attacks.
In a measure of the extraordinary sensitivity with which Bush officials handled the Clinton-related case, the Times said the Rosen probe was "being directed by federal prosecutors with the Public Integrity Section at the Justice Department's headquarters in Washington, who specialize in this type of case."
Although the 10-page indictment does not indicate whether others, including the Clintons, were suspected of wrongdoing, Justice Department spokesman Bryan Sierra told the Times, "All we can say is that there are no additional subjects at this time."
But a key witness in the case has alleged that Hillary Clinton had guilty knowledge of concealed campaign contributions for an Aug. 12, 2000 fundraiser on behalf of her Senate campaign, which formed the basis for Rosen's indictment.
Hollywood producer Peter Paul, who funded the star-studded Los Angeles gala, has claimed that Mrs. Clinton personally negotiated "the largest payment for the event that I underwrote."
Paul and the his lawfirm Judicial Watch have maintained since 2001 that Mrs. Clinton's Senate campaign deliberately undereported nearly $2 million in in-kind contributions he made to cover expenses for the Aug. 2000 event.
Celebrity fundraiser Aaron Tonken, another key figure in the probe, has also suggested that Mrs. Clinton may face legal trouble because of his testimony about work he did for the former first couple.
In a soon-to-be released book that covers his relationship with the Clintons, Tonken says he handed out checks to "certain pols" that were "illegal." And he personally witnessed a "brown bag" stuffed with cash going "someplace it shouldn't."
In 2002 deposition in an unrelated case, Tonken testified: "I'm a star witness against President and Mrs. Clinton. . . . regarding the fundraising activities that I've done on behalf of the Clintons."
The smartest woman in the universe won't know why all her cronies are being indicted. And if any of them point in her direction, she'll be unable to recall or remember.
Watched a rerun of the 1960s "The Manchurian Candidate". Hitlery political personality resemblance to the treasonous character, Mrs. John Iselin played by Angela Lansbury, who sacrifices her son Raymond to further the cause of communism in the US even down to the color of her hair is frightening, and sent a shiver down my spine.
Too bad that so-called "tough" New York media is bought and paid for by the Criminal enterprise known as the Clintonistas.
misc NY ping
Did you notice that the NYTimes didn't cover this story? I mean, there is a reprint of an AP story, but the Times usually is loathe to pull stuff from the wires when they can write their own story their own way. The LA Times... heck, even the NY Post and Newsday threw some reporters at the story, but not the NYT?????
I'm wondering... Didn't the NYTimes have a staff writer to write the story either Friday night or yesterday? Or, did they write a story which didn't make their website?
It's not like there aren't points that Hillary wants to get out. For instance, the indictments started with a person who is accused of stock fraud. And, Rosen's consultancy firm "orchestrated" (LA Times term) an out-of-state fundraiser for the Florida Dems in their effort to beat Jeb
Bush. And, the indictments were handed down a year ago, but only announced on Friday.
The NY Times, in better form, would've scooped the story a year ago, which doubles my interest in why it has received so little attention so far.
|Hillary Clinton's Former Campaign Finance Director is Indicted|
| Jan. 8--WASHINGTON -- A top aide in Sen. Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate race was indicted Friday on federal charges of filing false documents that allegedly lowballed costs and hid generous assistance in putting on a star-studded Hollywood gala.
The Justice Department alleges that David Ross, Clinton's former campaign finance director, misstated the cost of the fund-raiser to free up more cash for the Democrat's race against former Long Island Republican Rep. Rick Lazio, documents show. Campaign staffers have denied the books were cooked.
Thanks for the ping!
Course all of the 527 members will have to worry about Arkancide attacks and to stay out of Ft. Marcy Park.
You noticed that too?
Dec. 3, 2003
Aaron Tonken: "I'm a star witness in New York in the grand jury regarding the Marc Rich pardon and regarding the fund-raising activities that I've done on behalf of the Clintons," the well-connected fund-raiser explained.
From a pre-"suicide" visit to Dee Dee Meyers' place, perhaps?
I just checked... I don't think that Salon.com has anything on this story either.
I bet if Ken Starr or Harry Hyde would've been involved...
See it proves the age old saying: "You can't buy class."
A person of class and dignity and just plain manners would have accepted the necklace gracefully but NEVER would have returned it. By the way, if she DID return it...did they refund HER the money?
No they don`t. They insist on this. New Yorkers elected Hitlery even after she put their lives in danger by getting her husband to pardon 17 FALN members who bombed their city 130 times, hey after all it was only 130 times. Last election New Yorkers also voted for democrats in all 52 districts except two on Staten Island, then they complain for paying the highest taxes in the country and complain when yet more corruption is exposed in the city council. And then lets not forget how they held mass protests almost everyday against Guliani when he cleaned up their city, or protests against Bush for trying to protect their city that was attacked twice in less than 7 years by terrorism with the last being 911. The problem is not Hillary, the problem is New Yorkers themselves.
More likely the hit guys rolled him up in a carpet for transport
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Hey wait! The NY GOP offices are in the sub-basement of the very building where Hitlery has some floors occupied by myriads of weirdo leftists. The GOP office staff (three guys, lead by Ricky Lazio) also do janitorial services and general repairs but are never allowed on Hitlery's floors. Too much risk of another Whitewater burglary, ya know?
Attention G. Gordon Liddy- where are you friend?
How true.If Rudy runs it might be a contest but I think he is looking towards 2008 and doesn`t want to risk being bloodied.
After that who will the party put up against her.Look at the sacrificial lamb we just had against Schumer.We need to worry about keeping her out of the White House.She will by our Senator for probably as long as she wants. I hate the idea but as a New Yorker have to face the reality.
Just last week they showed Bill opening his office in Harlem.Here is a man that never did one thing for blacks other than paying them lip service.Yet there was Rangel and others carrying on like it was the second coming.This is how the majority in NYC regardless of race view the Clintons.Very hard to counteract the urban vote.
I have wondered where the state gop has been. Minarik and the rest stayed almost silent over the past decade, is it any wonder why the party is suffering.
The state GOP needs to wake up, drink heavily caffeinated coffee and start yelling from the mountain tops. We are falling further and further behind, losing ground when we need to be the Party of reform all over this state.
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He also opined that Kerry would win Ohio and Florida, two states that were never in play. Its time for big media to find anothe political science teacher who sounds good on TV..
>>>It doesn't matter what this woman does she still has a built in 40% of the vote, people who will vote demoRAT no matter what their candidate is guilty of.
With all of the voter fraud finally making it to the public eye...what makes you think Hillary, or any democrat, has 40% of votes?
>>>New Yorkers elected Hitlery
With all the investigations and stories coming out on voter fraud....WHAT makes you think she was elected?
Very nice synopsis!
Yeah, I believe, this happens all the time!
Voter fraud is rampant in big city blue states, instead of controlling the borders, fraud is used .
I was taught this at a very young age. The expression, "nobless oblige" is a concept that the AK trailer trash never learned.
True true, that`s what my brother was saying. More pardons and under the table deals were granted to get Hitlery elected than any other candidate in history, yet you`ll never hear about that. Don`t believe me? Find one person who voted for her, I can`t find anybody. And Al Gore has the gall to say he lost the election because "Bush stole it". No, Gore lost the election because more attention and deals were made on Hitlerys campaign than his. A sociopath who never held an elected office in her life was give precedent over his and he knows it and that`s why he doesn`t talk to them anymore. Hitlery told Bill she wanted payback for his Monica deal or there would be "hell to pay" and little Billy Clinton bowed to his knees pardoning just about every New york criminal linked to every liberal group in that state.
>>>More pardons and under the table deals were granted to get Hitlery elected than any other candidate in history, yet you`ll never hear about that.
Well, we can fix that by being more vocal about it.
We have many threads here at FR about voter fraud.
We have many threads here about the Clintons.
But we DON'T have many threads that raise the question as to how long the voter fraud has been occurring and blatantly raising the questions about the Clinton (s)elections.
The closest I've ever seen that point being made was a few articles briefingly mentioning that the Military write ins were thrown out and not counted.
If we keep the issue alive, more information may come out.
How about the one Jewish community that voted 97% for Hitlery? You ever hear about that one? Three Jews from that community had their prison sentences reduced by Bubba, I think they were doing time for insurance fraud, and Hitlery ended up getting 97% of the votes in the community they were from. I mean that`s the kind of voting percentage someone like Saddam Hussein gets, not some inexperienced idiot lawyer from Arkansas and where are the investigations? It was all completely brushed under the rug.
This column is 4 years old, but it could be adapted a bit at any time to cover any Hitlery-related scandal (which never get enough coverage for my satisfaction. I loathe them both.)
July 18, 2000
Did Hillary Rodham call Paul Fray a [bleeping] Jew bastard in 1974? This years New York Senate race may hinge on the answer.
Fray, his wife, and another witness insist Hillary said it. Hillary denies it, and she has another witness to vouch for her. Unfortunately, Hillarys only witness is the most famous perjurer in the United States.
Bill Clinton does allow that Hillary, then his main squeeze, may have called Fray a bastard, but she never ever did or would or could have used an ethnic or racial or religious slur, because that would be totally absolutely 100 per cent contrary to her nature. Besides, the first perjurer added with a straight face, the three witnesses against Hillary are lowlife scum who deal in character assassination.
The Clintons dont know when to cut their losses. Their frantic denials have turned a trivial allegation into a red-hot story, bigger than John Rocker. Hillary could easily have deflected it by saying:
Look, I cant remember everything I said a quarter of a century ago. I had a foul mouth and a hot temper, so I cant absolutely deny this. I hope I didnt say it, but if I did, Im sorry. I think my subsequent record speaks for itself, and Im content to be judged by that.
If Hillary had said this, she would have had common sense on her side for once. Even the Anti-Defamation League might have acknowledged a statute of limitations on a casual slur spoken 26 years ago. But she insisted on uttering an absolute denial, just as Bill absolutely denied having had sex with that woman, thereby raising the stakes and dramatizing the issue of veracity.
In other words, she could have asked to be judged by her total record; instead, she has virtually demanded that she be judged on the disputed 1974 incident, when she cant prove that her version is true.
The trouble is that the charge is plausible. Hillary is notoriously foul-mouthed and bad-tempered toward her subordinates. Even if she is as prejudice-free as she insists, its not hard to imagine an ethnic term slipping into one of her furious imprecations. The fact that Fray is a Baptist, not a Jew (though he has some Jewish ancestry), actually makes his charge more believable: why would a Baptist make up such a story?
The various women who have called Bill Clinton a sexual predator were plausible because they were all describing the same recognizable character. Frays story is plausible because his Hillary sounds so much like the coarse and autocratic Hillary so many others have described. Like so many egalitarians from Lenin and Stalin to Mao and Bella Abzug, she is a certified terror to work for.
Notice that the only word in the phrase [bleeping] Jew bastard Hillary and Bill deny is the word Jew. Too many people have heard her use the other two words in anger.
Which raises an interesting point. If someone had accused, say, Mamie Eisenhower of calling a man a [bleeping] Jew bastard, the Jew bastard part would have been the least of it. The public furor would have been all about [bleeping]. In the old days, first ladies werent even supposed to admit they knew such words. But nobody seems to care whether Hillary said [bleeping] (though the word remains unprintable in most publications) or to doubt that she said it; nor does she feel bound to deny it or apologize for it.
So one more transgression has been normalized. Its another little reminder of how much both Clintons have contributed to the coarsening of American life. Harry Truman was thought earthy and, in some quarters, vulgar for saying hell and damn; liberals who would later defend Bill Clinton accused Richard Nixon of dishonoring the Oval Office with his expletives deleted. But the Clintons have inured us to speech and behavior that was once unthinkable.
The much-discussed Clinton legacy wont emerge from the Camp David peace talks, or from some legislative achievement or military triumph. The Clintons real legacy lies in an erosion of personal standards of conduct. Their ceaseless scandals are only part of it; perhaps less important, in the long run, than their gross manners.
I think you meant to write AR instead of AK. Get the facts straight. The ex co-president is IL trailer trash. She was a radical before she came here and left as soon as she found greener pastures in NY. Good riddance.
BTTT. Did you write this . . . official release?
Would Sabato just shut up and go away ... he's the genius, a month out from the election, who predicted a Kerry victory.
I heard about that. And I think there were articles posted here by Liz? Snapple? That linked that Jewish group to Torros College.
Steve Minarick rocks. I know him personally from my old Republican activism days in Rochester.