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Hil's lawyers try to quash old report (Clintons ordered IRS audits of critics)
NY Daily News ^ | 10/3/05 | JAMES GORDON MEEK

Posted on 10/03/2005 3:48:07 AM PDT by jimbo123

WASHINGTON - The independent counsel investigation that led to the conviction of a former Clinton administration housing chief could come back to haunt Sen. Hillary Clinton. The Daily News has learned that lawyers are fighting to suppress a potentially embarrassing final report from the probe that found Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros lied to the FBI about paying $250,000 in hush money to his ex-mistress.

Cisneros paid a $10,000 fine after he was found guilty in 1999 and was later pardoned by Bill Clinton. And though neither Hillary Clinton nor her husband was targeted by independent counsel David Barrett, his 420-page final report sent to a special court 13 months ago will include alleged abuses of power by his administration, sources told The News.

After Cisneros was convicted, Barrett started looking into allegations that the IRS and Justice Department aides stymied a tax fraud case against the disgraced Housing and Urban Development secretary and audited Clinton critics.

Ex-IRS Commissioner Peggy Richardson, who remains a close friend of the Clintons, is among the officials cited in the report, sources said.

Lawyers at the Washington firm Williams and Connolly who work for Cisnero and both Clintons have argued to judges overseeing the case that allegations of illegal activity, for which no charges were filed, should be snipped before the report is made public.

The court secretly granted another delay last month, a source said.

Barrett refused to comment on the case, but told The News that he's eager to wrap things up.

"The report was filed over a year ago, but there are still matters ... that have to be resolved by the judges before they decide when it can be published," he said. "The decision rests entirely with the court."

In April, Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) tried to ax the probe - which has cost $22 million, including $1 million for the first six months of this year - by cutting Barrett's budget, saying it's a waste of money, but Republicans stopped them.

Williams and Connolly has since tried to quash the report, which probably would be released amid Clinton's 2006 Senate reelection bid.

Clinton lawyer David Kendall declined comment.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: audits; barrett; barrettreport; cisneros; davidbarrett; hillary; independentcounsel; irs; irsabuse; oic; peggyrichardson; williamsconnolly
Release the unredacted report now!
1 posted on 10/03/2005 3:48:07 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/05/05/investigating.irs/

-snip-

The report may soon be public, and people who have read it say the worst suspicions about the IRS will be confirmed.



2 posted on 10/03/2005 3:58:53 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Mia T

fyi


3 posted on 10/03/2005 3:59:51 AM PDT by jla
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To: jimbo123

Paging Bill O'Rielly...he claims he was audited several times during the Clinton Admin..


4 posted on 10/03/2005 4:00:36 AM PDT by mystery-ak (Put the booze and charcoal away, now!)
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To: jimbo123

A "culture of corruption"?


5 posted on 10/03/2005 4:04:20 AM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: mystery-ak

More background:

Dems try to kill Clinton probe

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/302149p-258543c.html

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are quietly trying to kill a 10-year legal probe that implicates several senior Clinton administration appointees for obstruction of justice, the Daily News has learned.

"It's about obstruction of justice," said one of the sources. "People are willing to take drastic actions to kill this report."


6 posted on 10/03/2005 4:04:30 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I can see the campaign commercials now...


7 posted on 10/03/2005 4:06:41 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: jimbo123
"People are willing to take drastic actions to kill this report."

any IRS agents or court employees out there??

8 posted on 10/03/2005 4:09:42 AM PDT by alrea
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To: jimbo123

One man who doesnt have to worry about the IRS is Jesse Jackson. The IRS hasnt got the guts to audit him no matter who is president. A poor boy who extorted his way to being a millionaire.


9 posted on 10/03/2005 4:22:32 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: jimbo123

No wonder the dems are going after President Bush and his top aides. They know there is some bad news about some of their own. Of course, the MSM will not make a big deal out of this story, it wouldn't reflect well on Hillary.


10 posted on 10/03/2005 4:32:09 AM PDT by PilloryHillary
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To: jimbo123

"Hmmmmm ... what's in this FBI file...?"

11 posted on 10/03/2005 5:01:12 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: jimbo123

Don't count on seeing any of this in ANY media. Bush will kill the final report to 'protect the stature of the Presidency' and no Republican politician has the guts to take on the Clintons on any corruption charge. Name one national or state
'leader' who has stood up to ANY of the Democrat lies or corruption. The national 'leaders' ran defense for the Democrats in Congress when the memo detailing how the Dems were going to block any Bush SC nominee' Name one that would publicly support this kind of report - Frist? Hastert? Spectre? McCain? Bush? Delay? Rudy?

Oh, yes I do know I misspelled Spectre.


12 posted on 10/03/2005 5:08:00 AM PDT by NHResident
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To: PilloryHillary

Bingo, you have shown me again, that there are NO coincidences in the ugly world of dem politics.


13 posted on 10/03/2005 5:46:01 AM PDT by OldFriend (One Man With Courage Makes a Majority ~ Andrew Jackson)
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To: OldFriend

Not being able to see what is written on this report is reason enough to make me wonder who is in charge of the government. Is it we, the people, or is it they, the officials? Let it all hang out and spread some sunshine on it...maybe there isn't anything in it, but then again, where there is smoke is usually some real fire to be found.


14 posted on 10/03/2005 6:09:04 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: jimbo123

But that was the OLD Hildebeast. Now we have the NEW Hildebeast who is completely different! </disgusted sarcasm>


15 posted on 10/03/2005 6:09:26 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: geezerwheezer

Of course, there's something there. Even the little we've seen is damning.


16 posted on 10/03/2005 6:11:36 AM PDT by OldFriend (One Man With Courage Makes a Majority ~ Andrew Jackson)
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To: OldFriend


17 posted on 10/03/2005 6:16:34 AM PDT by looky hear
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To: jimbo123

This doesn't mean that she should step down from senator does it???

If DeLay has to step down from his position, why not thunder thighs????


18 posted on 10/03/2005 6:20:22 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: HarleyLady27
If DeLay has to step down from his position, why not thunder thighs????

Because the Senate Democratic caucus didn't think it was a good idea to make that part of their rules. They actually THOUGHT the Republicans might use it to embarass her heinous by making some frivolous charges.

19 posted on 10/03/2005 7:29:42 AM PDT by kylaka
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To: jimbo123

Flood them with FOIA requests for this report.


20 posted on 10/03/2005 7:33:25 AM PDT by TBP
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To: jimbo123
I was trying to find out what happened to David Barrett's report last week.

I've added appropriate keywords to the thread so that it can be located.

21 posted on 10/03/2005 8:43:02 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: TBP
Flood them with FOIA requests for this report.

That won't do any good. It's in the hands of the panel of judges at the Special Division of the D.C. District Court.

The Independent Counsel statute gives people mentioned in the report the right to rebut the findings of the report. But I don't recall that it gives anyone the right to supress the report.

The important thing is to keep funding for Barrett's investigation continued.

22 posted on 10/03/2005 8:47:51 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000
The web site for Independent Counsel Donald Smaltz - www.oic.gov - which was still operating recently - now shows a Red Hat server message.

Poking around -

http://www.oic.gov/smaltz/ - "You don't have permission to access /smaltz/ on this server."

http://www.oic.gov/notsmaltz/ - "The requested URL /notsmaltz/ was not found on this server."

http://www.oic.gov/barrett/ - "You don't have permission to access /barrett/ on this server."

So the report could be sitting on that server right now.

Perhaps a computer technician who is skilled in the ways of accessing Apache servers could get it.

23 posted on 10/03/2005 8:56:59 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

http://www.oic.gov/barrett/homepage.htm - "You don't have permission to access /barrett/homepage.htm on this server."


24 posted on 10/03/2005 8:58:47 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

Yes, someone at Williams and Connelly is panicking right now.


25 posted on 10/03/2005 9:03:10 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

http://www.oic.gov/BARRETT/FnlRpt.htm - "You don't have permission to access /BARRETT/FnlRpt.htm on this server."

We shall see.


26 posted on 10/03/2005 9:08:42 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

Wow, there is a treasure trove of information about criminal activity in Clinton administration on that server - Ron Brown, Henry Cisneros, Michael Espy, Bruce Babbitt, etc.


27 posted on 10/03/2005 9:48:47 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

So Kenneth Starr and Robert Ray used that server too. Interesting. But it's not the same server they used for their public web pages.


28 posted on 10/03/2005 9:53:15 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: OXENinFLA

a later read


29 posted on 10/03/2005 10:19:48 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: jimbo123

I suspect Mia T has already published this on FR.


30 posted on 10/03/2005 10:23:25 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Mia T

Need info ping.


31 posted on 10/03/2005 11:06:43 AM PDT by AliVeritas ((We must become like children))
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To: NHResident

The ruling elite will have their way and short of a 2nd Ammendment solution, there ain't a damned thing we can do about it.


32 posted on 10/03/2005 12:01:36 PM PDT by Roccus (Able Danger? What's an Able Danger?)
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To: Roccus


The ruling elite will have their way and short of a 2nd Ammendment solution, there ain't a damned thing we can do about it.
___________________________________________________________
We were given a Republic "if we could keep it"

As you noted, Roccus, We have a "ruling elite" AND IT AIN'T US!!!!!!!!!!

dang!


33 posted on 10/03/2005 12:21:21 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Newbie, PhD. Tenure allows you to stay put - NOT evict others.)
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To: HAL9000
You don't have permission to access /private_barrett on this server.

You don't have permission to access /public_barrett on this server.

There seems to be an awful lot of interesting files on this server.....

34 posted on 10/03/2005 12:59:19 PM PDT by dfwddr
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To: HAL9000

I was able to access the documents.
Try using the "cache" function of google results.

A somewhat smoking gun, buried iin the data;

"2. Investigation by the Department of Justice

On April 25, 1994, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), under the direction of DOJ's Public Integrity Section, initiated an investigation into the matters OIG had referred. The investigation differed from a typical Department of Justice investigation. It was narrowly focused, compulsory process was not used to obtain documents and testimony, and agents were specifically instructed to limit their inquiries. The Public Integrity lawyers instructed the agents to be concerned only about the "receipt of tickets." There was no apparent reason for so limiting the investigation and for not invoking normal investigative techniques and procedures. The Independent Counsel Statute, which limits the scope of preliminary DOJ inquiries, in particular prohibiting the use of compulsory process, was not then in effect, but DOJ nevertheless adhered to the statute's restrictions. (13)"

This would lead us to think there was some damage control attempt, from on high. An order to limit the investigation to only "reciept of tickets"???


The Hildabeast, up to her usual damage-control, political spin. They wanted it to be about "tickets". They knew the ties to Tyson, if followed to their logical ends, would show
bought & paid for cronyism, and wthe trail would eventually lead more directly and personally to themselves (Shrillary and her husband, the manipulator/liar-in-chief)

The left screams at alledged appearances of impropiety of the current administration. Perhaps rightfully so...

But they blew it. They could have made an example out of Bill, of what SHOULD happen, when you act the whore, and sell out the people.


35 posted on 10/03/2005 1:09:51 PM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: dfwddr
Bump
36 posted on 10/03/2005 1:47:16 PM PDT by zeugma (Warning: Self-referential object does not reference itself.)
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To: HAL9000; BlueDragon

...This URL may be of interest:
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.oic.gov


37 posted on 10/03/2005 2:19:32 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: jimbo123
In April, Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) tried to ax the probe - which has cost $22 million, including $1 million for the first six months of this year - by cutting Barrett's budget, saying it's a waste of money, but Republicans stopped them.

I am ashamed and feel like throwing up....but I agree with Kerry, Durbin, & Dorgan. It is a waste of money...because NOTHING will happen of any consequence to the perps.

If you can have a body dragged to Fort Marcy Park...have a Commerce Sec. disappear...cat's killed...Webster Hubbell roll over one more time and watch Sandy Burglar get his hand slapped.....NOTHING!! is going to happen...and it IS...a big show..and a waste of money. May as well pour that money into a septic tank....for all the good it will do.

38 posted on 10/03/2005 3:34:10 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Why does John McCain always look like a mule eating cockleburs?)
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To: jimbo123

Well, for 23,000,000. I think we should at least get a peek.


39 posted on 10/03/2005 4:27:53 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: mystery-ak

Maybe Bill O'Reilly can get this report released. Sounds like it is explosive. No wonder the Clintons don't want us to see it.


40 posted on 10/07/2005 12:21:27 PM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: HAL9000

Be patient. Timing is everything.


41 posted on 10/07/2005 10:18:02 PM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: martin_fierro

That's a good one...


42 posted on 10/07/2005 10:18:51 PM PDT by endthematrix (Those who despise freedom and progress have condemned themselves to isolation, decline, and collapse)
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To: HAL9000

It would be amusing if the Clintons spent a lot of money to get the damaging information redacted from the final release - and then the unredacted report got leaked.


43 posted on 10/08/2005 12:22:51 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

2457 views


44 posted on 10/08/2005 12:52:38 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

2457, is that the number of people Bill cheated with during his term or how many years you figure he should be serving for crimes covered up?


45 posted on 10/08/2005 1:00:57 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: HAL9000

2596 views


46 posted on 10/12/2005 2:17:55 AM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: jimbo123
If this report had negative things to say about Bush or any Republican it would have already been leaked to the MSM where it would be front page above the fold news. In this case, with a Clinton appointed judge (?) it will never seen the light of day... Can you sat "cover-up"?
47 posted on 10/12/2005 2:25:44 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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