Skip to comments.Paul Volcker News Conference Live Thread.
Posted on 05/06/2005 9:54:58 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
Per Foxnews Alert!
Looks like Kofi Annan may be going down. Foxnews has obtained video tapes of Kofi Annan and Paul Volcker.
There are inconsistencies in Kofi Annan's statements. In other words...he's been caught red handed!
That is exactly what the WSJ article implied. We all know Kofi is guilty, but their is no smoking gun to shoot him with and finish him off. So, Lanny Davis and the Clintons come up with the idea of distracting attention and demeaning the investigation to take the heat off of the other players in the security council, including the Clinton administration.
This is much like the accusation by Albright that the N Koreans acquired nuclear arms during the Bush administration. They will claim that the Bush administration knew about the oil for food scam since 2000, but did nothing.
For now, the Clintons are protected, Lanny's checks are cashed and it is business as usual.
"Volcker is trying to assert powers that he does not have, and was not granted during the investigation."
What do you expect?, he was appointed by Jimmuh Cahtuh.
I wish the House Judiciary Committee would set up it's own investigation of the UN to complement Coleman, because Judiciary is LOADED with hardcore conservatives that would love to give Kofi a Grand Old anal probe.
And the Clinton's weren't protected before?
"Kofi is probably gone within a couple of weeks."
I don't know, these UN Nutballs are as hard to kill as cockroaches.
He's more likely to get a Nobel Peace Prize by some Joker in the EU in a couple of weeks then get canned...
Me, myself and I, but sometimes I suspect me.
I am not fully up speed on this, but I suspect there are competing players with hidden agendas.
I can't see KA taking the fall alone.
How was he to lnow the report would be a sham until it was issued and then he needed time to acquire the documents over a period of time. It isn't like he could just take out a few boxes at one time.
"Its all a big sham to keep attention on Kofi so others can escape scrutiny......and it looks like Coleman is falling for it, by his statement. I hope I'm wrong about Coleman."
Henry Hyde will have to agree with Coleman to compromise and I doubt Henry will do it because Hyde is a mean old bastard.
No, this was a group effort, they discussed the whole thing before the report was issued. What I want to know now is whether Parton approached Lanny Davis or if Pakistani Lanni approached Parton and offered his services.
That Lanny is his attorney is suspicious. Might be that Clinton wants Kofi gone so he can become the UN general secretary. This is made even more interesting given this guy is an ex FBI agent. Surely he must know that one's attorney does not always promote his client's interests. If I was in this guy's position, I would not have Lanny representing me.
My guess, and it's only a guess, is that Clinton wants to protect his friends on the Security council in order to secure their support. In addition Clinton had to know what was going on with the oil for food program and that can not be allowed to come out for the sake of Hillary's campaign.
What was Clinton doing, bombing Iraq and asking for approval of an invasion and then turning his head to the scam? Did he have his hand out to? Did some of that oil for food money make it's way into the Clinton library via Denise Rich? Maybe.
Horse manure. The "bona fides of the Volcker probe" are everything.
"Put simply, the Volcker Committee will be crippled if it cannot guarantee its witnesses--many of them not beyond reproach--that their confidential testimony won't end up being aired on C-SPAN as part of a Congressional hearing."
Why does this sound like a mob investigation where all the witnesses are Mafia lieutenants?
Oh yeah - - it's the UN.
Clinton is certainly no stranger to rich billionaires (or would-be billionaires). Marc Rich, George Soros, and the Riadi family of Indonesia come to mind. Follow the money. With the Clintons, it's always about the money.
And Henry Hyde has the documents.
But while we destroy the credibility of the Volcker investigation, we will still not get Koffi Annan. Volcker explained that when they asked witnesses if Kofi knew, they all said yes, but then when they asked if they had any proof, like an email or something, they all said no. So it all came down to hearsay evidence. Since these witnesses are somewhat compromised themselves, hearsay evidence is just not good enough to be a smoking gun. This is going to end up looking like the Republicans are having a little temper tantrum with the UN because they didn't support us in Iraq.
If I had to guess, it would be that everybody involved in this whitewash, er I mean investigation, at the UN is covering up for two American presidents who lined their pockets or the halls of their "LIEbarys," in addition to various and assorted other world scum. I think Volker has the job because he owes one of those presidents. I have become convinced that there is not one honest person in this country holding office above dog catcher if he has a "D" behind his name. I think the Democrat "mafia" kept it well hidden until the Clintons blew the lid off. I'm not certain how many with an "R" behind their name are not in the same boat and I would not have said that before the Clintons failed to keep the lid on the sewage and rot that has permeated our system. Some countries are known to operate on the "dishonor" system; we try to keep ours hidden.
Remember, Kofi Anan was completely vindicated by Volcker's interim report two weeks ago (sarcasm alert).
Your #316 is right on the money.
I will be very interested to hear from Norm Coleman.
Has he weighed in on these latest developments yet?
Posted by Eva to Pukin Dog
On News/Activism ^ 05/06/2005 1:18:01 PM PDT · 338 of 373 ^
STATEMENT BY SENATOR NORM COLEMAN REGARDING REMARKS TODAY BY MR. PAUL VOLCKER
May 6th, 2005 - I appreciate Mr. Volckers efforts to clear the air regarding the recent resignation of Robert Parton from the Independent Inquiry Commission (IIC). I have spoken with Mr. Volcker, and he put forward a very constructive way for Mr. Parton to cooperate with the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation's inquiry while still addressing relevant confidentiality concerns. This is the kind of transparency that I and other Congressional investigators feel is vital to preserving the integrity of the IIC's important investigation. I believe today's positive development allows the IIC to move forward knowing it has the confidence of Congressional investigators and the American people.
What happened to the female Rockefellar relation that resigned along with Parton?
I guess she didn't want anything to do with Lanny Davis. Who knows? My guess is that she didn't like the political games that were being played.
Shays is the third Senator, not the second. So what committee does he head. These guys are trying to get in on the action to make a name for themselves. None of them see the whole picture.
I sure hope you're right about Henry......I'm skeptical of ALL politicians, and would bet than even Hyde has a few markers out there that can be called....OTOH, he has announced his retirement, so he might pull out all stops. He's a decent guy IMO too.
I feel that the impetus to cover this up is not a partisan issue, as the whole truth of it spans the universe of human opportunism, greed, etc......additionally, since the UN itself might fall because of this, all globalists will want to look away or actively work to supress the whole story. Hydes fortitude and leadership is the best chance there is in this matter.....I pray to God that Parton is really a whistleblower, rather than a player on Volckers team.
Congressman Shays is Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations.........whew!
I agree that Henry Hyde has nothing to gain and nothing to lose....I hope he knows we've placed our faith in him.
I just heard what Volcker said again on Fox News; he was implying that Parton had immunity extended from the U.N.!!!
Now why would an independant investigator have that?
BUMP! BUMP! BUMP!
Volcker has begun his battle re: the subpoenas with that statement. I'll bet Goldstein will be typing Court filings all weekend.....the only uncertainty is whether they will finl in the Hague or D.C. Fed Court.
This is do or die for the globalists and the UN, I think.
This may have been referenced - I haven't read all the replys. For the record, from
http://www.changingworldviews.com/GuestCommentaries/HowardNemeriovArticle3.htm (under the heading "Twice Damned" by Howard Nemerov, Author and Writer, ChronWatch.com)
"When the corruption was brought to their attention, the UN stonewalled. Perhaps the most interesting revelation was that Marc Rich, the greatest tax evader in the history of our country, who was pardoned by Bill Clinton, wanted in on the program. (16) One of the players in the program was Cotecna, based in Switzerland, where Rich now resides. Even after problems began surfacing, the UN signed a new contract with Contecna. (17)"
I'm listening to Volcker's earlier press conference right now and I'm just speechless. In one of his answers regarding immunity he says it's there to protect the institution...the UN. This about sums up why I don't trust his investigation. He wants to protect the United Nations which makes me believe he is trying to manage an outcome that does just that, even at the expense of the entire truth.
Anyway, it is difficult to follow him because half the time he was referring to immunity when he meant confidentiality. The point of the immunity for the investigators though is to protect them from the action of any government, such as a subpoena issued by a Congressional committee.
I heard Fox say tonight that after his presser, the committee said they ain't giving them back because they were turned over according to a Congressional subpoena.
I wouldn't let them out of my sight.
Volcker, the man picked by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (search) to lead the investigation, publicly responded to recent congressional efforts to subpoena a former senior investigator on the Independent Inquiry Committee who thinks the panel has been too soft on Annan in its investigation.
The former investigator, Robert Parton (search), has also provided Congress with documents from the probe. In his remarks, Volcker asked Congress to return those records, which may contain information potentially harmful to Annan, sources have told FOX News.
Rep. Henry J. Hyde, R-Ill., however, refused to return the documents. Hyde, chairman of the House International Relations Committee, said he appreciated the gravity of Volcker's concerns, but that his committee is obligated to continue its own investigation.
"I consider Mr. Parton to be an honorable and courageous man who responded to a Congressional subpoena as any citizen must," said Hyde.
The evidence Parton provided to lawmakers includes audiotapes of interviews conducted with Annan, FOX News has learned. Sources had previously said that the evidence shows inconsistencies in the story Annan told investigators about his knowledge of his son Kojo's work for Cotecna, a company that won a lucrative Oil-for-Food contract.
Hyde's committee actually has the documents, not Coleman
I don't get it, immunity from what?
No, the direct involvement of Marc Rich was only casually mentioned by me in relation to possible motives for the Clintons to be actively trying to cover for their friends at the UN. Thanks for the direct reference.
Immunity from the laws of any country, including the United States. Volcker's position is that Parton could have ignored the Congressional subpoena without consequence. In Volcker's press conference he seemed to refer to two reasons for the immunity. One is the obvious, protection of individuals, the other is protection of the UN.
Transcript of Press Conference by Secretary-Generals Chef de Cabinet at United Nations Headquarters, 3 February 2005
Mr. Malloch Brown: Let me start with a statement of the Secretary-General that I am reading for him.
I made clear from the outset that no one found to have broken any laws would be shielded from prosecution. I stand by that pledge. Should any findings of the inquiry give rise to criminal charges, the United Nations will cooperate with national law enforcement authorities pursuing those charges, and in the interests of justice, I will waive the diplomatic immunity of the staff member concerned.
(thankyew veddy much, Kofi)
He's certainly part of the coverup. Why else would he try to block Congressional access to these memos? Particularly after he exonerated Kofi.