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Clinton breaks deal with prosecutor - Now says charges against him as president were false
WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 1, 2005 | EDITOR

Posted on 06/02/2005 4:28:29 PM PDT by CHARLITE

President Bill Clinton told NBC's Brian Williams tonight charges brought against him by the House of Representatives were false, contradicting a plea bargain deal he made with Independent Counsel Robert Ray that he admit he gave false testimony under oath to a federal grand jury.

In a blistering attack on Ray's predecessor, Kenneth Starr, Clinton accused the independent counsel of persecuting innocent people, indicting them because they wouldn't lie and assaulting the Constitution.

"I was acquitted," he told Williams. "And ... the charges that the House sent to the Senate were false. So I did a bad thing. I made a bad personal mistake. I paid a big price for it. But I was acquitted because the charges were false."

There was no follow-up by Williams.

The articles of impeachment passed by the House in 1998 included the accusation that he lied under oath. Yet, Clinton admitted Jan. 19, 2001, as part of his deal with Ray, he had lied under oath while testifying about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

"I tried to walk a fine line between acting lawfully and testifying falsely," he said in a written statement. "But I now recognize that I did not fully accomplish that goal and that certain of my responses to questions about Ms. Lewinsky were false.


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KEYWORDS: billclinton; brianwilliams; claims; clinton; false; impeachedx42; interview; kennethstarr; monicalewinsky; nbc; oathbreaker; perfidy; perjury; pleabargain; prosecutor; whyaminotsurprised
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1 posted on 06/02/2005 4:28:30 PM PDT by CHARLITE
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To: CHARLITE

Why am I not surprised?


2 posted on 06/02/2005 4:29:17 PM PDT by Poundstone
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To: CHARLITE

"There was no follow-up by Williams."

And why am I not surprised by THAT?


3 posted on 06/02/2005 4:30:02 PM PDT by Poundstone
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To: CHARLITE

It just hurts so bad being the only convicted felon to serve as President, doesn't it BENT ONE?.


4 posted on 06/02/2005 4:31:49 PM PDT by Uncle George
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To: Poundstone
So Bill Clinton is lying when he denies that he lied about his lying?

Have I got that right?

5 posted on 06/02/2005 4:32:41 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ('Well, a Democratic socialist ...is basically a liberal Democrat' - Howard Dean - DNC Chairman)
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To: CHARLITE
When you break a plea agreement deal, isn't there follow on consequences? Any FR attorneys out there in the know?
6 posted on 06/02/2005 4:33:02 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: CHARLITE

Time to release ALL the documents that were withheld from the public during the Impeachment. Let history and the public decide.


7 posted on 06/02/2005 4:33:31 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: CHARLITE
"But I now recognize that I did not fully accomplish that goal and that certain of my responses to questions about Ms. Lewinsky were false.

He NOW realizes that what he LIED about THEN weren't true? ROFL

8 posted on 06/02/2005 4:34:11 PM PDT by Rippersnapper
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To: SandRat
When you break a plea agreement deal, isn't there follow on consequences?

I was thinking about that, too. Anyone know?

9 posted on 06/02/2005 4:35:15 PM PDT by Rippersnapper
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To: CHARLITE

Man that gut is full of himself...sounds like a con man carni...


10 posted on 06/02/2005 4:37:06 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: Poundstone

"Why am I not surprised?"

It all depends on the meaning of the word "surprised". !!!1


11 posted on 06/02/2005 4:37:18 PM PDT by hophead ("FRY MUMIA")
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To: CHARLITE
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12 posted on 06/02/2005 4:37:22 PM PDT by Delta 21 (MKC USCG -ret)
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To: CHARLITE

Try him again! Or, revoke whatever advantages he gained from his plea deal and send him to the slammer.


13 posted on 06/02/2005 4:37:26 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: CHARLITE

I must have missed the part about Clintoon entering into a plea bargain. When did this occur?


14 posted on 06/02/2005 4:37:56 PM PDT by ambrose (NEWSWEAK LIED .... AND PEOPLE DIED)
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To: CHARLITE

Nice to see that your SOCIOPATH in CHIEF is back in the news...someone needs to ask Hitlery if she agrees with the slimeball that he was falsely charged and pled out to save the country...maybe she can run for your Presidency in 2008 on this mindless drivel,....wouldn't surprise me at all...the MSM would swoon with orgasmic pleasure at the opportunity to vindicate these really sick creatures ...ahhh..the Dummies trifecta at work here isn't it?...woe be us ...we did wrong...but we are victims so its ok...BIG BARF ALERT on this post...EH BOYS


15 posted on 06/02/2005 4:38:30 PM PDT by bc boy (Mr.Dithers promotes Barbie)
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To: CHARLITE
But I was acquitted because the charges were false."

No, the charges were true.

He was acquitted because we have a Congress full of wussies.

16 posted on 06/02/2005 4:38:35 PM PDT by Noachian (To Control the Judiciary The People Must First Control The Senate)
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To: Noachian
But I was acquitted

Is a refusal to prosecute an aquittal?

17 posted on 06/02/2005 4:40:00 PM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: CHARLITE

those 900 FBI files sure allow a feller to thumb his nose at justice, don't they?


18 posted on 06/02/2005 4:40:19 PM PDT by King Prout (RG'OIHGV 08 YAEGRKoirliha35u9p089 y5gep'iojq5g353hat5eohiahetb98 ye5po)
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To: CHARLITE
"Clinton breaks deal with prosecutor "

"Break a deal, face the wheel."

19 posted on 06/02/2005 4:40:22 PM PDT by Enterprise (Coming soon from Newsweek: "Fallujah - we had to destroy it in order to save it.")
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To: CHARLITE

If ever a story demanded the "not this **** again" picture...


20 posted on 06/02/2005 4:41:31 PM PDT by Dr.Hilarious (If Al Qaeda took over the judiciary and mainstream media, would we know the difference?)
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To: CHARLITE
Can't he regain his law license soon?
21 posted on 06/02/2005 4:41:39 PM PDT by hophead ("FRY MUMIA")
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To: bc boy

Yeah, nothing like reminding the nation of the parade of scandals that were the Clinton Presidency, as Mdm. Hillary prepares her own take-over.


22 posted on 06/02/2005 4:41:39 PM PDT by My2Cents
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To: CHARLITE

Since he backed out of his end of the deal, I think the records that are supposed to be sealed for 50 years should be released.


23 posted on 06/02/2005 4:42:15 PM PDT by NEPA
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To: CHARLITE
Obligatory photo.

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24 posted on 06/02/2005 4:43:07 PM PDT by My2Cents
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To: CHARLITE
He lied?

Again?

I did so want to believe him.

25 posted on 06/02/2005 4:43:44 PM PDT by SmithL (Proud Submariner)
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To: CHARLITE
There was no follow-up by Williams.

I'm sure there was a subsequent segment that NBC didn't air which had Williams slipping on a pair of kneepads and.......

26 posted on 06/02/2005 4:44:36 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: CHARLITE
"But I was acquitted because the charges were false."

Since it's now all in the past, he feels it all depends upon what the definition of "was" was.
27 posted on 06/02/2005 4:46:18 PM PDT by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: CHARLITE
So I did a bad thing. I made a bad personal mistake.

True, but you also perjured yourself, and obstructed justice in lying in a deposition involving a case in which you were the defendant.

(Still perpetuating the lie that it was "all about sex.")

28 posted on 06/02/2005 4:46:19 PM PDT by My2Cents
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To: hole_n_one

"I'm sure there was a subsequent segment that NBC didn't air which had Williams slipping on a pair of kneepads and......."

Were these used and stained knee pads borrowed from Monica?


29 posted on 06/02/2005 4:47:33 PM PDT by hophead ("FRY MUMIA")
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To: hole_n_one
in order for him to have needed to slip them on that would mean he'd already taken them off or not already put them on before the interview. Brian Williams is not one to let an interview with Clinton go by without kneepads on from the get-go!
30 posted on 06/02/2005 4:48:12 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: CHARLITE

What's that old saying about making a deal with the devil?


31 posted on 06/02/2005 4:48:46 PM PDT by Spirited
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To: hophead
Were these used and stained knee pads borrowed from Monica?

No, Brian Williams, as do most liberal journalists, have more than one set of Clinton kneepads all their own! ROFLMAO

32 posted on 06/02/2005 4:49:05 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: SandRat
When you break a plea agreement deal, isn't there follow on consequences? Any FR attorneys out there in the know?

Not a lawyer, but this is a special case. I'd say this plea agreement was basically a fig-leaf for both sides. It allowed the situation to de-escalate while appearing to reach a definitive conclusion.

As a practical matter, you can never reach a permanent, honorable deal with a rascal like Clinton. He's way too slippery.

33 posted on 06/02/2005 4:49:16 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Michael.SF.

Your tagline: "Well, a Democratic socialist ...is basically a liberal Democrat" - Howard Dean - DNC Chairman

I'm not a fan of Democratic Socialists or liberal Democrats, but you're using an ellipse to change what Dean said. He said that Bernie Sanders calls himself a Democratic Socialist but is really more of a liberal Democrat.

There are far worse sins than taking Howard Dean out of context, but we have the facts on our side; no need not to play it straight.


34 posted on 06/02/2005 4:49:28 PM PDT by BackInBlack ("The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice.")
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To: ambrose
Bill Cops a Plea
35 posted on 06/02/2005 4:49:37 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: CHARLITE

Nice going Billy, keep refreshing the public's memory of your foibles, they might forget otherwise.......


36 posted on 06/02/2005 4:50:10 PM PDT by Brett66 (W1 W1 W1 W1 W1 W1 W1 W1)
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To: Bahbah

..I don't think so---an acquittal means to "pronounce someone NOT GUILTY" --- I don't think anyone (except Bubba, in his own mind) would say that Clinton was NOT GUILTY...


I think though, if he wants to open up this case again, by these remarks, we should get to "try" him again..


37 posted on 06/02/2005 4:52:46 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Justice)
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To: CHARLITE

Well, if he were breaking the plea agreement as the title indicates, that last quotation certainly contradicts. Clinton said certain of my statements were false. Given that those false statements were under oath, I'd say that's an admission of perjury.

Clinton interviews make my eyes glaze over. He speaks a lot, contradicts himself, and in the end says nothing. To liberals this is a sign of "high intelligence". He just looks like a slick huckster to me.


38 posted on 06/02/2005 4:54:15 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Michael.SF.
So Bill Clinton is lying when he denies that he lied about his lying?

No I think it should read Bill Clinton is lying when he denies that he "told the truth" about his lying.

39 posted on 06/02/2005 4:54:55 PM PDT by joshhiggins
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To: Txsleuth
I don't think so---an acquittal means to "pronounce someone NOT GUILTY"

Yup, after a trial on the facts. It was no such thing. He thinks our memories are much shorter, and our knowledge much flimsier than they are.

40 posted on 06/02/2005 4:55:25 PM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: CHARLITE

Liar, liar, pants on fire.


41 posted on 06/02/2005 4:55:42 PM PDT by hershey
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To: CHARLITE

What a dork.

To paraphrase an old Washington line: "Have you no shame, sir?"

42 posted on 06/02/2005 4:57:35 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: ambrose
What Sort of Plea Did Clinton Cop?
By Chris Suellentrop
Posted Friday, Jan. 19, 2001

President Clinton and Independent Counsel Robert Ray agreed Friday to settle the seven-year Whitewater probe. The president admitted that he gave misleading testimony in the 1998 Paula Jones case about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, accepted a five-year suspension of his Arkansas law license, and promised to cover $25,000 in legal fees related to disbarment proceedings against him in Arkansas. In exchange, Ray agreed not to indict Clinton on perjury charges. What kind of agreement is this?

It's not your everyday legal agreement. It's not a declination, in which a prosecutor drops a criminal investigation because the case isn't solid enough to indict. Nor is it a plea bargain, in which a prosecutor accepts a guilty plea from the indicted in exchange for a lenient sentence (because, of course Clinton was never indicted). Nor is it a referral of a criminal case to civil authorities for resolution (such as when a criminal antitrust case is referred to civil prosecutors). The most unusual aspect of the deal is that Clinton reached a civil resolution with a criminal prosecutor.

SNIP

Independent counsel Robert Ray's non-plea plea bargain with President Clinton may be a salutary contribution to decriminalizing our politics. Never mind that it was completely unconstitutional.

The substance of the plea bargain, in broad outline, seems fair enough. Ray agreed to decline prosecution "with prejudice" in effect forever immunizing Clinton from any Lewinsky-related federal criminal liability. In exchange, Clinton agreed to give up his Arkansas law license for five years and to pay yet another fine, and finally admitted that he "knowingly violated" judicial orders with deposition answers that were "evasive" and "misleading" and attimes downright "false." Better still would have been a forthright admission in person, and not just on paper that "I lied." Clinton's lies were brazen, yet his confession was not equally blunt. He lied with his own lips, and it would have been better for him to confess in the same way, righting his earlier wrong in the most symmetrical way. Instead, Clinton's legalistic "confession" was read aloud by a press secretary. I confess he did it. Mistakes were made.

SNIP

43 posted on 06/02/2005 4:59:07 PM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: CHARLITE

"President Bill Clinton told NBC's Brian Williams tonight charges brought against him by the House of Representatives were false"

...and monkeys might fly out his a$$ too.


44 posted on 06/02/2005 4:59:54 PM PDT by sierrahome (Colfax, CA; "A Small Drinking Town With A Rail Road Problem.")
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To: CHARLITE
THE CLINTON BODY-COUNT
45 posted on 06/02/2005 5:01:49 PM PDT by clyde asbury (Exhuming McCarthy)
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To: BackInBlack
The full text of the sentence:

Dean: Well, a Democratic socialist--all right, we're talking about words here. And Bernie can call himself anything he wants. He is basically a liberal Democrat

Here is the post that I took the quote from.

Granted he was talking about one specific, self proclaimed 'Democratic Socialist'. But, I think my tagline is still appropriate. Also note Taranto's comment in the post linked above.

Thanks!

46 posted on 06/02/2005 5:02:09 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ('Well, a Democratic socialist ...is basically a liberal Democrat' - Howard Dean - DNC Chairman)
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To: Noachian

Wussies yes but I also believe that by removing Klintoon from office it would have made Al Bore President thereby giving him a stronger chance of defeating the repub nominee. (Refresh my memory, was Bush the repub nominee prior to or after the impeachment?)


47 posted on 06/02/2005 5:02:46 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Boycotting movies since 1988)
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To: DumpsterDiver; hole_n_one

Thanks, I forgot about that.


48 posted on 06/02/2005 5:08:04 PM PDT by ambrose (NEWSWEAK LIED .... AND PEOPLE DIED)
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To: CHARLITE

Go away. Please, go away.


49 posted on 06/02/2005 5:10:18 PM PDT by Crawdad (I know we've only known each other 4 weeks and 3 days, but to me it seems like 9 weeks and 5 days)
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To: Noachian

He was aquitted because trent lott is a spineless knee pad wearing sissy sub boy.

Cheerleader lott now has his tutu all in a dither, thinking he is going to get to be head "bitch" again.


50 posted on 06/02/2005 5:10:53 PM PDT by cajun-jack
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