Skip to comments.Anti-Clinton Group Joins With Former Clinton Donor
Posted on 05/03/2005 3:21:39 AM PDT by Pharmboy
WASHINGTON, May 2 - The man whose claims are behind the recent criminal indictment of Hillary Rodham Clinton's former fund-raising director is collaborating with a conservative group in California on a project to publicize potentially damaging information about the Clintons.
The man, Peter Paul, has enlisted the support of the United States Justice Foundation, a conservative legal advocacy group, to start the Hillary Clinton Accountability Project, a venture meant to focus public attention on a 2000 fund-raiser for Mrs. Clinton that is at the center of the federal government's criminal case.
Once dismissed as yet another anti-Clinton gadfly, Mr. Paul has suddenly become a major source of problems for the Clintons and their political associates.
A well-connected figure with a criminal history that dates back to the 1970's, Mr. Paul says he organized the star-studded fund-raiser for Mrs. Clinton in 2000 to win Mr. Clinton's support on a business venture he was undertaking. But when his relationship with the Clintons soured after the event, he turned on them.
He has accused the Clinton campaign in a civil suit of falsely reporting that the August 2000 gala cost far less than the nearly $2 million he claims to have spent to organize the event. This January, federal authorities produced an indictment charging that David Rosen, the finance director of Mrs. Clinton's 2000 Senate campaign, had underreported the cost of the affair.
Responding to Mr. Paul's latest endeavor, David E. Kendall, a lawyer for the Clintons, called Mr. Paul's character into question. "Peter Paul is a man with an impressive record of felony convictions, currently in federal custody," he said. "Most of his civil suit has already been dismissed and the remainder has no merit."
The anti-Clinton project that is being undertaken by Mr. Paul and his conservative allies in California will make use of documents and other materials that Mr. Paul says stem from his role producing the 2000 event, including bank statements, canceled checks and film of him with the Clintons.
Gary Kreep, the executive director for the justice foundation, said it had established a Web site, www.hillcap.org, that would provide updated information concerning the criminal case against Mr. Rosen, as well as updated information about a civil suit that Mr. Paul has filed against the Clintons. (The site was still under construction on Monday.) He said the foundation planned to use its existing direct-mail operation to both raise money and disseminate information about those cases.
Mr. Kreep also said the foundation planned to cover the legal costs from the civil suit, in which Mr. Paul claims he gave close to $2 million in services and donations to Mrs. Clinton's Senate campaign based on promises that Mr. Clinton would join an Internet venture of his. Mr. Paul claims these promises were never fulfilled.
"We want to get to the truth of all this and make sure the public knows about it," Mr. Kreep said.
In a separate interview, Mr. Paul went even further, predicting that the case could thwart any political aspirations that Mrs. Clinton has beyond New York. "This fund-raiser will ultimately be viewed as her Chappaquiddick and cost her the presidency," he said. "I've already got her campaign finance director indicted."
The timing of all this is troublesome for Mrs. Clinton, the junior senator from New York, who is up for re-election next year. While Mrs. Clinton is apparently not a subject of the investigation, questions about the 2000 fund-raiser have given her political enemies plenty of ammunition.
In fact, Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group that repeatedly sued the Clintons during their White House years, initially championed Mr. Paul's case. But a few months ago, Judicial Watch abruptly severed ties with Mr. Paul, who, in turn, accused the group of merely using his case to raise millions of dollars from people who dislike the former president and first lady.
The attention being given to Mr. Paul's charges underscore the growing concerns within the Clinton camp that Mrs. Clinton will be a primary target of national Republicans in 2006, despite her overwhelming popularity among voters in New York.
Mrs. Clinton's advisers have good reason to harbor such concerns. Republicans in New York and elsewhere around the country are warning their supporters that Mrs. Clinton will be in a position to run for the presidency in 2008 if she is not defeated in New York next year.
But that said, Republicans are having trouble recruiting top-tier candidates like Rudolph W. Giuliani or George E Pataki to run against her. Instead, the list of possible challengers being mentioned include Edward F. Cox, a lawyer who is the son-in-law of Richard M. Nixon, and Dr. Antonia C. Novello, New York's state health commissioner, who was previously United States surgeon general.
"...and that's why we hired him in the first place," he then added. Why won't all of these Gawd-awful people just go away.
I welcome a Hitlery candidacy. She's stiffer than Kerry, and when she tries to act relaxed, and laugh off her stiffness, she ends up cackling like a frightened hen.
That cackle in response to questions she doesn't want to answer is one of a number of extremely annoying traits Her Heinous exhibits. It will not help her as she does more interviews and more people experience it...at least I hope so.
"You will vote for me or there will be hell to pay"
Peter Paul is now in their crosshairs. If this keeps up, the only friends the Clintons will have will be GW and 'Chip-and-Dales' Laura.
"Billy Dale is still here? I told you to get him out of my travel office or there will be hell to pay! Hsssssss!!!"
Don`t tell me I linked to a page that disallows hyperlinks. Freggin` cheap bastards.
Reading between the lines, as you ALWAYS have to do with the media, here's the story line: While Peter Paul was a good guy when he was allied with the Clintons, so the media could ignore him. Now he's a bad guy when allied with conservatives, and he must be destroyed.
You beat me to it! Neither the Clintons nor the NYT had any problems with this fellow until he turned on them. It has amazed me over the years how many people the Clintons have stabbed in the back who are not willing to testify. I guess I wouldn't be surprised if this guy turns up dead under mysterious circumstances within the next 6 months.
I'm glad others have noticed Hitlery's cackle--indicative of what she is. If only she could lose New York in 2006. Still, when she runs for President, the Swiftboat Vets' bright light on Kerry will, by contrast, be a distant glimmer. Many people are waiting for their chance with her. Our white teeth are gleaming in the forest. The gathering growling sound comes from deep in the throat and when fully expressed with scare the sh&* out of her. She won't be able to kill us all.
Unfortunately, Hillary is like a robot that learns. She is very good at altering her behavior, her appearance, her mannerisms, her speech patterns, voice, gestures, message, and everything else that's superficial. The only thing that doesn't change is her belief system. I'm just concerned that she'll succeed in fooling 50.01 per cent of the people.
I don't like the thought of Hellery even being a senator. Too much power for such an immoral witch.
Hillary is definitely stiffer than Kerry but you may never know it once the MSM gest done protecting hercandidacy.
As it is she is almost never allowed to be in any open forum where she might stumble. If she runs she will be the cadidate who has quotes on everything. it is just that you will never actually see her in open public forums. Thew quotes will be placed in the media from all her helpers and enablers.
Hillary is definitely stiffer than Kerry but you may never know it once the MSM gest done protecting hercandidacy. As it is she is almost never allowed to be in any open forum where she might stumble. If she runs she will be the cadidate who has quotes on everything. it is just that you will never actually see her in open public forums. Thew quotes will be placed in the media from all her helpers and enablers.You are definitely right. They will definitely do that.
The question is, will that work in a presidential election. It might, given the utter spinelessness and total lack-of-imagination of the average Republican campaign (and I say that as a loyal conservative Republican voter).
But if the Republicans grow even a 1-inch spine they will be able to make the media-coverup of Hitlery a campaign issue of immense proportions, and force her out in the open, where she'll cackle like a hen on a hot tin roof... and there won't be anything her handlers or the fawning, heart-palpating MSM will be able to do about it.
It's totally in the hands of the Republicans. How they handle it. Which makes me shudder with fear, believe me, knowing that the "professional campaign managers" in the Republican Party have blown more opportunities at bringing clarity to issues than the Palestinians have blown opportunities for real peace.
I predict that H*****y's campaign will never be able to reach an agreement with the Republicans on debates and, with the complicity of the MSM, all the blame will be heaped on her opponent. She will not even debate her primary opponents, if there are any.
"Once dismissed as yet another anti-Clinton gadfly, Mr. Paul has suddenly become a major source of problems for the Clintons and their political associates. "
Wonder if the Slimes would ever say that Richard Clarke was just another Anti-Bush gadfly. No, wait, he was a hero.
Why do people even bother reading this paper?
Oh boy! Little man Kendall is back and using the same old Clintonista character attack methods.