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Harry Reid Tied to Chinagate Figure
NewsMax ^ | October 2, 2005 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 10/02/2005 9:07:08 AM PDT by Kaslin

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid accepted donations from key Clinton Chinagate fundraiser John Huang - and later pushed for Senate confirmation of the judge who let Huang off with a slap on the wrist.

News of Reid's Chinagate donations resurfaced this week in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which detailed the top Democrat's relationship with a Nevada church whose pastor has been indicted for misusing federal grants obtained by the powerful Senate Democrat.

A federal grant of $423,000 was arranged by Reid for the Alliance Collegiums Association of Nevada, which was run by the Rev. Willie Davis, the longtime pastor of Second Baptist Church.

Reid - a Mormon - has attended Davis's church infrequently in recent years.

Prosecutors charge that Rev. Davis spent most of the money - $330,000 - on personal expenses.

But in addition to obtaining the grant for Rev. Davis' organization, Reid gave his church "$100 in December 1999, $500 in November 2002, $200 in September 2002 and $500 in February of this year from his campaign and political funds," the Nevada paper said.

At least some of that money came from Chinagate's Huang. Sen. Reid donated $250 he received from Huang to Rev. Davis's church in 1997, and another $250 of Huang's money to the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Las Vegas.

But Reid's relationship with the controversial Chinagate figure doesn't end there.

In June 1999, Huang's case was assigned to U.S. District Judge Richard Paez, who had six months earlier been nominated to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals by President Clinton.

Critics says the assignment presented a massive conflict of interest for Judge Paez, a concern fueled by the sentence he meted out to the Clinton donor in Aug. 1999.

Sen. Reid's former donor received a mere $10,000 fine, 500 hours of community service and one year probation.

When Paez's 9th Circuit nomination came up for Senate confirmation, Republicans cried foul.

Sen. Jeff Sessions complained that Paez had violated Justice Department sentencing guidelines that required Huang to serve jail time, calling the plea bargain "a dangerous agreement" and "a debasement of justice."

But Sen. Reid went to bat for Huang's judge, after being asked to reach out to other Mormon Senators by Mrs. Paez, a fellow Mormon.

"That's what I did," Reid told the New York Times.

The argument appears to have worked with Sen. Orrin Hatch, who told Utah's Deseret News, "I cannot accept, in the absence of any supporting evidence, that two branches of the government engaged in a conspiracy" to give Huang a light sentence.

The News reported that Paez won confirmation "thanks largely to a late conversion to his cause by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch. Ironically, Hatch, R-Utah, helped block votes on Paez last year."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 109th; china; chinagate; clinton; commnism; fundraising; harryreid; johnhuang; paez; reid; traitor; treason
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1 posted on 10/02/2005 9:07:09 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Ok, now it is time to go after Democrats. Everything from voter fraud to campaign funds. We are loosing it.
2 posted on 10/02/2005 9:09:23 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Kaslin
Reid is arrogantly corrupt and has funneled hundreds of thousands to his family. The Republicans are to polite to investigate obvious corruption.
3 posted on 10/02/2005 9:11:39 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ncountylee

to=too


4 posted on 10/02/2005 9:12:13 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ncountylee

And this is getting covered on the MSM where exactly?


5 posted on 10/02/2005 9:13:58 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Kaslin

Reid must be brought to justice. The Republicans can no longer ignore the Democrats' culture of corruption. It endangers the nation to allow this culture of corruption to fester and fester it will if the Democrats know that Republicans don't have the will to punish them for their misdeeds.


6 posted on 10/02/2005 9:14:15 AM PDT by Jim_Curtis (How do we prevent someone from torching his city if he will be rewarded as a lottery winner?)
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To: ncountylee
The Republicans are to polite to investigate obvious corruption.

I won't hold my breath waiting for that to happen.

7 posted on 10/02/2005 9:17:44 AM PDT by Gosh I love this neighborhood
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To: Kaslin
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid accepted donations from key Clinton Chinagate fundraiser John Huang - and later pushed for Senate confirmation of the judge who let Huang off with a slap on the wrist.

But DeLay is under indictment. See what happens when goverment gets filled with Klintonites?

8 posted on 10/02/2005 9:23:01 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: Jim_Curtis

The Republicans can no longer ignore the Democrats' culture of corruption.
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Ha! The GUTLESS-WONDER Repubs..fight? You must be kidding. They have SO MANY opportunities to hang the Thugocrats out to dry...and they sit there doing nothing.


9 posted on 10/02/2005 9:24:02 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

He should do what all the demos said delay,rove,ect do resign now


10 posted on 10/02/2005 9:24:27 AM PDT by stickandpucknut
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To: Logical me
The current Justice Dept. will bend over and take it up rectum all for the goal of consensus and just plain being nice. Democrats are at war with Republicans who run things, Republicans are at war with conservatives who want to clean up government.

Pres. Bush and Repub Senate have no cojones dealing internal corruption by members of our government. How do I know, Sandy Berger is just one of many examples.
11 posted on 10/02/2005 9:25:54 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

That is why my first post pointed to the hypocracy of the left


12 posted on 10/02/2005 9:31:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: ncountylee

to is correct. Too referres to also


13 posted on 10/02/2005 9:32:55 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Wrong, too is correct.

More than enough; excessively: She worries too much.

To a regrettable degree: My error was all too apparent.

Very; extremely; immensely: He's only too willing to be of service.

14 posted on 10/02/2005 9:37:12 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Kaslin

Fortunately, Dingy Harry is a Democrat, which means 1) the msm will not be interested in this story and 2) Democrats are expected to be crooks and don't have to resign their leadership posts if indicted. Republican pols have to be as holy asJesus, however.


15 posted on 10/02/2005 9:40:06 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Kaslin
This is in legislation sponsored and written by Harry Reid. He's writing Senate legislation that gets 300 grand from the Hughes corporation, ends up in his son-in-law's firm. "Barringer is listed in federal lobbyist reports as one of Hughes' representatives on the measure that his father-in-law introduced. Other provisions were intended to benefit a real estate development headed by a senior partner in the Nevada law firm that employs all four of Reid's sons — by moving the right-of-way for a federal power-transmission line off his property and onto what had been protected federal wilderness. The governments of three of Nevada's biggest cities — Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson — also gained from the legislation, which freed up tens of thousands of acres of federal land for development and annexation. All three were represented by Reid's family members who contacted his staff on their clients' behalf. The Clark County land bill, which was approved in a late-night session just before Congress recessed in October, reflects a new twist in an old game: These days, when corporations and other interests want to cement a vital relationship with someone in Congress, they're likely to reach out to hire a member of the family." meet the Reid boys.
16 posted on 10/02/2005 9:44:06 AM PDT by Beth528
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To: Kaslin

Nothing will happen to Reid because the GOP has no balls to pursue it. IMHO.


17 posted on 10/02/2005 9:47:28 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: DTogo

I wish you were wrong; unfortunately, you're right.


18 posted on 10/02/2005 9:55:31 AM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Hence my new tagline.


19 posted on 10/02/2005 9:59:00 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Kaslin
...Reid gave his church...(donations)...from his campaign and political funds...

W-what? What about the vaunted "separation of church and state" the dems are always touting?

It's high time these crooked democratic politicians started serving jail time.

20 posted on 10/02/2005 10:05:52 AM PDT by infidel29 ("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." --Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Kaslin

The main problem is that crooks don't like to rat-out other crooks.

The solution is to minimize government, and thereby minimize the impact of political corruption.

Every time new legislation is passed, someone's rights are taken away!


21 posted on 10/02/2005 10:11:18 AM PDT by Mister Da (Nuke 'em til they glow!)
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To: Kaslin
google.com/search of John Huang & Ira Sockowitz
Huang and Sockowitz should have been hung for treason a long time ago.
22 posted on 10/02/2005 10:55:18 AM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: All
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Harry Reid
23 posted on 10/02/2005 11:04:09 AM PDT by Old Seadog (Birthdays start out being fun. But too many of them will kill you..)
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To: Kaslin

Gee, sounds like that crooked little RAT should give up his leadership post until this is resolved!


24 posted on 10/02/2005 11:30:38 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: infidel29

Always remember democrats can do anything, SAY anything and get away with it. 90%+ of the media are in their camp. Their goal to bind and gag us with political correctness, accusations and distortions such as the Bill Bennett and Tom DeLay fiascos. They know most people only hear and remember a "sound bite". J Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda minister said; the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly...it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.


25 posted on 10/02/2005 11:42:19 AM PDT by battleax
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To: Kaslin

It's war with the left. Let's hope the GOP joins the fight.


26 posted on 10/02/2005 11:44:26 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We broke Pink's Code and found a terrorist message)
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To: battleax

So why is it that the pubbies never fight back at the other faction of this "Two-Party Cartel"? Because the elites that own the CONgress want a liberal agenda in order to fill their needs. Do the pubbie senators dislike Shumer Clinton Kennedy? If so why do some such as Hatch & ex senator Thompson say that behind the cameras these dems are just like them - family men blah blah blah. IMO they all should get booted after 2 terms or 70 yrs of age & we citizems should be voting outside of this cartel for a much better representation.


27 posted on 10/02/2005 1:11:22 PM PDT by Digger (Outsource CONgress)
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To: Kaslin
Let's get this P.O.S. indicted already!!! Makes a ham and cheese sandwich look like a saint to a weight watcher!


The common criminal


It's one of those time when what happens in Vegas needs to be told to the judge and jury!
28 posted on 10/02/2005 1:46:20 PM PDT by Issaquahking (Americans defending the homeland....a job an illegal alien will NEVER do....)
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To: Kaslin

Bump.


29 posted on 10/02/2005 4:43:33 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("...there was a relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda." - Thomas Kean, chairman, 9/11 Commission)
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To: Kaslin; ConservativeMan55; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; JulieRNR21; Cindy; Smartass; MeekOneGOP; ...

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30 posted on 10/02/2005 11:18:38 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes ("The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."-Wm. Hazlitt)
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To: Seadog Bytes
WHAT a surprise! I suppose because he is "religious," he's above reproach.



You know how you kept hearing "Culture of Corruption" from the pelosis, etc., late last week? Can you say "Projection?" I knew you could....see my tag.
31 posted on 10/02/2005 11:48:26 PM PDT by Watery Tart (Today's DNC talking phrase: "CULTURE of CORRUPTION.".... .... Everyone MUST repeat this!!)
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To: Watery Tart
RE: "WHAT a surprise! I suppose because he is "religious," he's above reproach."

Actually, I think it's more like... "...because he is "religious," A DEMOCRAT, he's above reproach.

So the old 'double standard' irritates you TOO, does it? ...Will you join me in my quest to find a 'pubbie...ANY 'pubbie...who is willing to play HARDBALL with the Dems...?
...The journey will be difficult...


32 posted on 10/03/2005 12:14:46 AM PDT by Seadog Bytes ("The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."-Wm. Hazlitt)
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To: Watery Tart

Oh, and P.S RE: Pelosi ...In case you missed it...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1494883/posts


33 posted on 10/03/2005 12:24:01 AM PDT by Seadog Bytes ("The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."-Wm. Hazlitt)
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To: Seadog Bytes

Thanks....I guess. I HAD missed it. Now I am REALLY depressed.


34 posted on 10/03/2005 12:56:53 AM PDT by Watery Tart (Today's DNC talking phrase: "CULTURE of CORRUPTION.".... .... Everyone MUST repeat this!!)
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To: Seadog Bytes

Dirty Harry. Tsk, tsk. Thanks for the ping.


35 posted on 10/03/2005 2:35:27 AM PDT by Bahbah (Call Chuckie Schumer @ 202-224-6542 for your FREE credit report)heh-heh!)
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To: Seadog Bytes

Thanks for the ping!


36 posted on 10/03/2005 5:36:30 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Kaslin

I am deeply saddened. He should step down.


37 posted on 10/03/2005 5:55:14 AM PDT by bitt ('It is a good thing the Commander in Chief is tough as nails.' (FR))
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To: Berosus; blam; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Do not dub me shapka broham; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Ping!
38 posted on 10/03/2005 8:07:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I wonder if the Republicans will hold Reid to the same standard as the Dems held Delay................


39 posted on 10/03/2005 8:25:13 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Not a nickel, not a dime, no more money for Hamastine!)
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To: Convert from ECUSA

Actually, since DeLay didn't do anything wrong, and Reid is a traitor, no. DeLay should continue in the Senate Maj Leader post, and Reid should be hanged.


40 posted on 10/03/2005 8:33:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Harry Reid will probably resort to his favorite tactic, name calling. So far he has called President Bush a "loser," Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "embarrassment," and said that UN Ambassador John Bolton is "abominable, mean, unreasonable and bizarre." It won't surprise me a bit if he calls his accusers at Newsmax "poo-poo heads."


41 posted on 10/03/2005 9:42:13 AM PDT by Berosus ("There is no beauty like Jerusalem, no wealth like Rome, no depravity like Arabia."--the Talmud)
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To: SunkenCiv

Totally agree. Since the Dems hounded Delay, I'd like to see some poetic justice and see the Pubs tackle Reid the way the Dims hounded Delay. I doubt the Pubs will do so. Reid, Teddy, Pelosi, etc., etc., etc., all seem to get a free pass for their [bleep].


42 posted on 10/03/2005 10:30:39 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Not a nickel, not a dime, no more money for Hamastine!)
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To: Alamo-Girl

Yes Ma'am.


43 posted on 10/03/2005 11:10:44 AM PDT by Seadog Bytes ("The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."-Wm. Hazlitt)
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To: Bahbah; Alamo-Girl

Yep.


44 posted on 10/03/2005 11:18:06 AM PDT by Seadog Bytes ("The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."-Wm. Hazlitt)
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To: Seadog Bytes; Calpernia; doug from upland; writer33; ken5050; LS; Dog; Dog Gone; pookie18; ...
bump!


45 posted on 10/03/2005 11:49:51 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Blurblogger

Thank you!

Did you also see...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1495242/posts?page=44#44 ...?

46 posted on 10/03/2005 12:29:05 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes ("The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."-Wm. Hazlitt)
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To: Seadog Bytes

Just WOW, hadn't seen the Madison quote you link to in that editorial cartoon/photoshop.

Reid to a "T" As in treacherous, traitor.


47 posted on 10/03/2005 12:56:47 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Blurblogger

Well then, maybe you'll like THIS one too...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1495937/posts

Be well.


48 posted on 10/03/2005 2:04:52 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes ("The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."-Wm. Hazlitt)
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To: Kaslin; Seadog Bytes; Travis McGee; backhoe; JohnHuang2; mil-vet; Jane Hudson; stand watie; ...
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid accepted donations from key Clinton Chinagate fundraiser John Huang - and later pushed for Senate confirmation of the judge who let Huang off with a slap on the wrist.

For lurkers:

U S Congressional Record/Senate
106th Congress
June 23, 1999
pgs. S7483-S7486
The Clinton National Security Scandal and Coverup
Senator James Inhofe
(right column-top)

49 posted on 02/11/2006 9:22:27 AM PST by Sic Luceat Lux
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To: Kaslin

Worth reviewing ie. hitlery


50 posted on 02/11/2006 12:12:55 PM PST by Sic Luceat Lux
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