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FORMER FBI HEAD: CLINTON WAS PROBLEM; 'CLOSETS WERE FULL OF SKELETONS'
The Drudge report ^ | Oct. 6, 2004 | Drudge

Posted on 10/06/2005 11:01:02 AM PDT by blogblogginaway

Edited on 10/07/2005 5:24:28 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Red Siren breaking on Drudge. Not linked yet

Update:


FBI FREEH UNLOADS ON CLINTON: 'CLOSETS WERE FULL OF SKELETONS'
Thu Oct 06 2005 14:07:50 ET

Louis Freeh Speaks for the First Time About his Terrible Relationship with the President

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh says publicly for the first time that his relationship with President Bill Clinton – the man who appointed him – was a terrible one because Clinton’s scandals made him a constant target of FBI investigations. Freeh discloses this and many other details of his dealings with the Clinton White House in a new bombshell book: 'My FBI : Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror' -- set for release next week.

Freeh has taped an interview with Mike Wallace and CBSNEWS '60 MINUTES' to be broadcast Sunday, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

MORE

In the book, “My FBI,” he writes, “The problem was with Bill Clinton -- the scandals and the rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out.”

The director sought to distance himself from Clinton because of Whitewater, refusing a White House pass that would have enabled him to enter the building without signing in. This irked Clinton. “I wanted all my visits to be official,” says Freeh. “When I sent the pass back with a note, I had no idea it would antagonize the president,” he tells Wallace.

Returning the pass was only the start of the rift. Later, relations got so bad that President Clinton reportedly began referring to Freeh as “that F…ing Freeh.” Says Freeh, “I don’t know how they referred to me and I really didn’t care,” he says. “My role and my obligation was to conduct criminal investigations. He, unfortunately for the country and unfortunately for him, happened to be the subject of that investigation,” Freeh says.

In another revelation, Freeh says the former president let down the American people and the families of victims of the Khobar Towers terror attack in Saudi Arabia. After promising to bring to justice those responsible for the bombing that killed 19 and injured hundreds, Freeh says Clinton refused to personally ask Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to allow the FBI to question bombing suspects the kingdom had in custody – the only way the bureau could secure the interviews, according to Freeh. Freeh writes in the book, “Bill Clinton raised the subject only to tell the crown prince that he understood the Saudis’ reluctance to cooperate and then he hit Abdullah up for a contribution to the Clinton Presidential Library.” Says Freeh, “That’s a fact that I am reporting.”

The most unsavory of those investigations was the one concerning Clinton and Lewinsky. The White House intern had kept a semen-stained dress as proof of her relationship and a Clinton blood sample was needed to match the DNA on the dress. “Well, it was like a bad movie and it was ridiculous that…Ken Starr and myself, the director of the FBI, find ourselves in that ridiculous position,” he tells Wallace. “But we did it…very carefully, very confidentially,” recalls Freeh. As he explains the plan in the book, Clinton was at a scheduled dinner and excused himself to go to the bathroom. Instead of the restroom, he entered another room where FBI medical technicians were waiting to take a blood sample.

Freeh says he was determined to stay on as FBI director until President Clinton left office so that Clinton could not appoint his successor. “I was concerned about who he would put in there as FBI director because he had expressed antipathy for the FBI, for the director,” he tells Wallace. “[So] I was going to stay there and make sure he couldn’t replace me,” Freeh tells Wallace.



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1 posted on 10/06/2005 11:01:12 AM PDT by blogblogginaway
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To: blogblogginaway

Good ol' Bill & Hil, the gifts that keep on giving.


2 posted on 10/06/2005 11:02:42 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: blogblogginaway

Louis Freeh Speaks for the First Time About his Terrible Relationship with the President... 'His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out'...


3 posted on 10/06/2005 11:03:50 AM PDT by blogblogginaway
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To: blogblogginaway

Louis Freeh Speaks for the First Time About his Terrible Relationship with the President... 'His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out'...


4 posted on 10/06/2005 11:03:55 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: blogblogginaway; Americanwolfsbrother
Mr. Freeh of all people should realize that speaking the truth about hitlery and slick willie will always end in a case of Arkanicide
5 posted on 10/06/2005 11:04:32 AM PDT by Americanwolf (I Served proudly.... how dare you tell me I have no convictions...)
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To: blogblogginaway

Oh, a book


6 posted on 10/06/2005 11:04:32 AM PDT by neutrality
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To: blogblogginaway

7 posted on 10/06/2005 11:04:51 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: blogblogginaway
Louis Freeh, yes. A lot of his suspicions of Clinton got into the book about the Hansen spy case, The Director and the Mole. Interestingly, Director Freeh and FBI mole Hansen BOTH thought Clinton may have betrayed US secrets to the Chinese for campaign cash.
8 posted on 10/06/2005 11:05:01 AM PDT by VadeRetro (This tagline is undergoing a period of seismic insability.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I hope this is the start of Pres. Bush's domestic war against the democrats.

Pres. Bush, let slip the dogs of war against the democrats.
Lord knows you have enough ammunition against them.
9 posted on 10/06/2005 11:05:49 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: kcvl

There are a few thousand of us out here on Road Runner, etc that are still blocked from the Drudge Report - please post any details as they become available.

Thanks


10 posted on 10/06/2005 11:06:06 AM PDT by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: blogblogginaway

placemark


11 posted on 10/06/2005 11:06:38 AM PDT by Maigrey (Every one of G_d's animals has a place... right next to the mashed potatos. - R. Smith)
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To: kcvl

Is it dedicated to Hillary Rodham Clinton?


12 posted on 10/06/2005 11:07:07 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: blogblogginaway

Really? I did not know that!


In other news....

The Pope was confirmed to be a Catholic today.

Ice was discovered to be cold.

And water was determined to be wet.


13 posted on 10/06/2005 11:07:24 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: blogblogginaway

That wasn't a closet, that was his pants. And that wasn't a skeleton, either...


14 posted on 10/06/2005 11:07:24 AM PDT by gridlock (Eliminate Perverse Incentives)
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To: blogblogginaway

These were actual skeletons.
Mostly ex-girlfriends and former business associates.


15 posted on 10/06/2005 11:07:49 AM PDT by counterpunch
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To: blogblogginaway

Rush just said that Louis Freeh "will avoid Ft. Marcy park". ROFL!


16 posted on 10/06/2005 11:07:58 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: kcvl
Louie, Louie, Louie, Louieeee...
17 posted on 10/06/2005 11:08:01 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Bush to Blanco to "tighten up", so she called her plastic surgeon)
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To: justche

bookmark


18 posted on 10/06/2005 11:08:57 AM PDT by justche (The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank.)
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To: The South Texan

Recent Study has proven that bears sh*t in the woods

Hell Indeed Hot, says Source Close to Satan


19 posted on 10/06/2005 11:08:59 AM PDT by RockinRight (Why are there so many RINOs?)
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To: VRWCTexan

I don't know the specifics of the RoadRunner issue, but have you tried going through a proxy?


20 posted on 10/06/2005 11:09:33 AM PDT by Tree of Liberty (requiescat in pace, President Reagan)
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To: blogblogginaway

Wasn't it Freeh's responsibility to arrest the Clintons?


21 posted on 10/06/2005 11:10:10 AM PDT by Lexington Green (Tell 'em lies and feed 'em candy.)
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To: advance_copy
Rush just said that Louis Freeh "will avoid Ft. Marcy park". ROFL!

So will I. Last time I went there, I had a heart attack the same day.

Literally.

Not superstitious, but there is that bad association with me.

22 posted on 10/06/2005 11:10:10 AM PDT by Riley ("Bother" said Pooh, as he fired the Claymores.)
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To: blogblogginaway

Time for the Clinton Legacy Smear Team to swing into action against Freeh!


23 posted on 10/06/2005 11:10:27 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: blogblogginaway

FROM DRUDGE:
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FORMER FBI DIRECTOR: CLINTON WAS A PROBLEM ; 'CLOSETS WERE FULL OF SKELETONS'
Thu Oct 06 2005 14:07:50 ET

Louis Freeh Speaks for the First Time About his Terrible Relationship with the President

Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh says publicly for the first time that his relationship with President Bill Clinton – the man who appointed him – was a terrible one because Clinton’s scandals made him a constant target of FBI investigations. Freeh discloses this and many other details of his dealings with the Clinton White House in a new bombshell book 'My FBI : Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror' -- ste for release next week.

Freeh has taped an interview with Mike Wallace and CBSNEWS '60 MINUTES' to be broadcast Sunday, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

MORE

In the book, “My FBI,” he writes, “The problem was with Bill Clinton -- the scandals and the rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out.”

The director sought to distance himself from Clinton because of Whitewater, refusing a White House pass that would have enabled him to enter the building without signing in. This irked Clinton. “I wanted all my visits to be official,” says Freeh. “When I sent the pass back with a note, I had no idea it would antagonize the president,” he tells Wallace.

Returning the pass was only the start of the rift. Later, relations got so bad that President Clinton reportedly began referring to Freeh as “that F…ing Freeh.” Says Freeh, “I don’t know how they referred to me and I really didn’t care,” he says. “My role and my obligation was to conduct criminal investigations. He, unfortunately for the country and unfortunately for him, happened to be the subject of that investigation,” Freeh says.

In another revelation, Freeh says the former president let down the American people and the families of victims of the Khobar Towers terror attack in Saudi Arabia. After promising to bring to justice those responsible for the bombing that killed 19 and injured hundreds, Freeh says Clinton refused to personally ask Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to allow the FBI to question bombing suspects the kingdom had in custody – the only way the bureau could secure the interviews, according to Freeh. Freeh writes in the book, “Bill Clinton raised the subject only to tell the crown prince that he understood the Saudis’ reluctance to cooperate and then he hit Abdullah up for a contribution to the Clinton Presidential Library.” Says Freeh, “That’s a fact that I am reporting.”

The most unsavory of those investigations was the one concerning Clinton and Lewinsky. The White House intern had kept a semen-stained dress as proof of her relationship and a Clinton blood sample was needed to match the DNA on the dress. “Well, it was like a bad movie and it was ridiculous that…Ken Starr and myself, the director of the FBI, find ourselves in that ridiculous position,” he tells Wallace. “But we did it…very carefully, very confidentially,” recalls Freeh. As he explains the plan in the book, Clinton was at a scheduled dinner and excused himself to go to the bathroom. Instead of the restroom, he entered another room where FBI medical technicians were waiting to take a blood sample.

Freeh says he was determined to stay on as FBI director until President Clinton left office so that Clinton could not appoint his successor. “I was concerned about who he would put in there as FBI director because he had expressed antipathy for the FBI, for the director,” he tells Wallace. “[So] I was going to stay there and make sure he couldn’t replace me,” Freeh tells Wallace.



Developing...


24 posted on 10/06/2005 11:11:34 AM PDT by DogBarkTree
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To: VRWCTexan

Not many details but have you tried to get to Drudge through Google?


25 posted on 10/06/2005 11:11:34 AM PDT by netmilsmom (God blessed me with a wonderful husband.)
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To: Quilla
Is it dedicated to Hillary Rodham Clinton?

Naaahhh...The Former Twelfth Lady made sure that her closets were either tightly sealed or "cleansed" of incriminating/embarrassing stuff by Bernie Nussbaum and Maggie Williams,the two who "cleansed" Vince Foster's office.

26 posted on 10/06/2005 11:11:41 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Tijeras_Slim

We made a big mistake when we bagan referring to Bill in the past tense.


27 posted on 10/06/2005 11:11:42 AM PDT by Old Professer (Fix the problem, not the blame!)
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To: blogblogginaway
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28 posted on 10/06/2005 11:11:52 AM PDT by Anti-MSM (Conservatives wish 9/11 never happened. Liberals pretend it didn't!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Skeletons, cigars, and blue dresses....


29 posted on 10/06/2005 11:12:04 AM PDT by LilDarlin (Being very feminine got me this far; it will take me the rest of the way, too!)
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To: DTogo

That wasn't a closet, it was a 747 hanger.


30 posted on 10/06/2005 11:13:55 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: blogblogginaway
Or as G. Gordon "the G-Man" Liddy refers to him: Hapless Louis Freeh
31 posted on 10/06/2005 11:14:16 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: blogblogginaway

Uh Louis a bit of advice. Don't visit Fort Marcy Park - trust me.


32 posted on 10/06/2005 11:15:02 AM PDT by Sub-Driver (Unelect All NJ Politicians....)
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To: DogBarkTree
he hit Abdullah up for a contribution to the Clinton Presidential Library.” Says Freeh, “That’s a fact that I am reporting.”

Clinton's own FBI Director. Heehee. Good stuff.

33 posted on 10/06/2005 11:16:23 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: The South Texan
In other news.... The Pope was confirmed to be a Catholic today. Ice was discovered to be cold. And water was determined to be wet

say it ain't so.... I can't deal with all this truth telling! :)

34 posted on 10/06/2005 11:16:45 AM PDT by Americanwolf (I Served proudly.... how dare you tell me I have no convictions...)
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To: VadeRetro
Clinton may have betrayed US secrets to the Chinese for campaign cash

May have?

35 posted on 10/06/2005 11:18:28 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...

ping


36 posted on 10/06/2005 11:18:32 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Tree of Liberty

Thanks - that worked!


37 posted on 10/06/2005 11:18:33 AM PDT by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: DogBarkTree

You get the feeling they don't like each other };-)


38 posted on 10/06/2005 11:19:11 AM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: blogblogginaway

Louis Freeh should receive the Freeper of the year award!


39 posted on 10/06/2005 11:19:18 AM PDT by Jarhead1957 (Semper Fi)
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To: LilDarlin
Skeletons, cigars, and blue dresses....

Goodness,you're talking about the relatively harmless skeletons.The ugliest ones are connected to John Huang, James Riady,Vince Foster,Susan MacDougal's silence,Webb Hubbell's silence,etc.

To be sure,the Juanita Broderick skeleton is a pretty ugly one as well.

40 posted on 10/06/2005 11:19:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: blogblogginaway

He should never have even run for the presidency.


41 posted on 10/06/2005 11:20:19 AM PDT by Peach (Go Yankees!)
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To: VRWCTexan

Time Warner blocks Drudge?


42 posted on 10/06/2005 11:20:29 AM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: doug from upland

Ping

Does this have anything to do with your "breaking headline" for Friday? just wondering...


43 posted on 10/06/2005 11:20:36 AM PDT by Babsig (www.genesysitsolutions.com)
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To: DogBarkTree
“Bill Clinton raised the subject only to tell the crown prince that he understood the Saudis’ reluctance to cooperate and then he hit Abdullah up for a contribution to the Clinton Presidential Library.” Says Freeh, “That’s a fact that I am reporting.”

OMG, and there are people who actually want this utter scum back in the White House. I hope Slick Willie is blowing a gasket.

44 posted on 10/06/2005 11:21:09 AM PDT by Bahbah (Member of the Water Bucket Brigade)
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To: VRWCTexan

Glad to help


45 posted on 10/06/2005 11:21:16 AM PDT by Tree of Liberty (requiescat in pace, President Reagan)
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To: counterpunch

GOOD ONE!!!!!!!


46 posted on 10/06/2005 11:21:50 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: kcvl
Too bad it wasn't:
Investigating the Mafia
Bringing down Bill Clinton
and Waging a war on Terror
This reminds me of Bill Simon's (Nixon Tres Secy) book, A Time for Truth. Why do these guys only get religion when they start their book tours?

ML/NJ

47 posted on 10/06/2005 11:22:20 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Revel

This sounds similar to that thread you started yesterday about sites blocking some surfers from specific ISPs.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1497819/posts?page=10#10


48 posted on 10/06/2005 11:22:33 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: andyk

http://news.com.com/Network+feud+leads+to+Net+blackout/2100-1038_3-5889592.html?tag=nefd.top


49 posted on 10/06/2005 11:22:41 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: blogblogginaway

Clinton and his wife should never be allowed within 1,000,000 miles of the White House or the UN or politics at all.


50 posted on 10/06/2005 11:22:49 AM PDT by freekitty
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