Skip to comments.(Part 3) Breaking on FR - "House of Cards" WASHINGTON POST Whitewash on Peter Paul and Hillary Story
Posted on 10/08/2005 10:34:23 AM PDT by doug from upland
EXCERPT FROM --- HOUSE OF CARDS
House Of Cards
What do Cher, a Hollywood con man, a political rising star and an audacious felon have in common? Together they gave Bill and Hillary Clinton a night they'll never forget -- no matter how hard they may try
By April Witt Sunday, October 9, 2005; Page W10
The caller lied easily. He'd had practice. It was Raymond Reggie, a New Orleans businessman and Democratic activist who happened to be Sen. Edward Kennedy's brother-in-law. He also happened to be in a lot of trouble.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Special Note: for those of you who want to just sit there and whine and say, "Oh, no, see I told you, nothing is going to ever happen to the Clintons," we have a special thread just for you --- THE OFFICIAL NOTHING IS EVER GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE CLINTON THREAD. Please go there and complain. The rest of us are going to try to do something meaningful.
April Witt told Peter that the Clintons were not going to like the story. To use Clintonesque language, that appears to be not entirely accurate, depending on the meaning of the word accurate.
The Pajamahadeen has an opportunity here. This story has been ignored for many months as the MSM pretended there was no civil trial looming on the horizon for 2006 and that Hillary Clinton was not up to her eyeballs in the largest campaign finance fraud on record. The story, despite being written by April Witt while wearing her official gold-laced Clinton kneepads, puts the story back into the public discussion. This was not on a little blog somewhere that has a few hundred readers, this was 8,000 words in the WASHINGTON POST.
If you have a question to ask Peter, please put your question in red so that he can easily see it on the thread.. For those who don't know, he is krucader_bravepages_com.
It is time to do some deconstruction of this so-called piece of investigative journalism.
As soon as I hit the button, I realized I did not put it in breaking news. Please correct that. Thanks.
Thanks Doug. BTTT!
Pinging the troops-
Doug, are you keeping a ping list for this, or is there going to be a keyword link on the main Forum page?
No ping list. If someone wants to take on that responsiblity, please do so. The keyword should be HILLARY.
Nobody warned Rosen that his new partners had such colorful pasts, he said. To avoid embarrassing liaisons, Rosen said, Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign staff submitted a donor's name to a three-member vetting committee of high-ranking campaign officials. The campaign also forwarded the name to the Washington law firm of Ryan, Phillips, Utrecht & MacKinnon to be further researched, he said. Donors preparing to host an event -- and emblazon their name on the invitations -- received the closest scrutiny, Rosen said.
Tonken and Paul were vetted and passed, Rosen said. The instructions he received regarding Paul, he said, were: "No remarkable information found. Proceed."
Oh, really? I asked a FReeper, who had access to a university computer, to do a Lexis-Nexis search for info on Peter's court case in Miami in the Castro deal. I had the court case FReepmailed back to me in a very short time. I guess the lesson to be learned is that you don't need to go to a lawfirm to vet someone --- JUST GO ASK SOMEONE FROM FREEREPUBLIC FOR HELP AND SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN LEGAL FEES!
Then we got him impeached!
Can you make a keyword link for this on the main Forum page? keyword HILLARY .
where's blurblogger and his list?
FR is the ultimate information vetting tool.
Thanks for the ping!
Way to go Doug! I think the LIEberals must be wetting themselves about now.
DOH! It's already there- nevermind!
Doh. Yes, Blurblogger has the list. Anyone wishing to be added, sent a not to him.
Can you add me to the list for this topic?
Anyone wanting to be added to Blurblogger's PETER PAUL AND HILLARY ping list, either FReepmail him or reply to him on this thread.
I cannot believe people were expecting something different than a circling of the wagons around the Clintons from the WP.
Great work. BTW, I like hearing you on the Mark Levin show.
Please add me ( Bushistops) to your posts regarding the Peter Paul case. Thank you.
BUMPITY BUMP BUMP!!!
So, this is what we get for all the great hype and breathless anticipation for the MSM story that will bury the Clintons? And what did the WAPO give you for the effort, NADA. The same day used car want adds would have been much more informative.
FReepmail me (click Private Reply, NOT Post Reply) to be added to the Peter Paul & Hillary ping list.
DFU, is there a rancid 'bear market' mentality in here? Could it be the smell of a stealth troll from Planet DUrsus Horribilis?
We can see that you are of no help and intend to be of no help. That's fine. The rest of us are going to try to keep advancing the story. Despite April Witt, and despite whiners like you who never do anything for our side, Hillary and Bill are going to be under oath in a Los Angeles courtroom next year. Discovery should begin early in the year.
Some of us see an opportunity. Your glass is not only half empty, you have thrown it on the floor and broken it. This article is perfect to be added to the documentary INDICTING HILLARY to show how the mainstream media has an agenda and is covering up for the Clintons.
I will be making additional calls to Republican leadership, to Delay's office, and to other GOP offices. This scandal needs to be cited by Delay as to how the Democrats are playing games. This is the biggest campaign finance fraud ever, and the only person charged has been a low level functionary. What the hell are you going to do? Sit there and whine?
I hope you will reconsider clarifying the facts regarding the personal roles of Hillary and Bill Clinton in misleading the public and the voters in New York, through deceptive statements made to your paper and to government agencies that legally required accurate and truthful reports. Specifically I would like to reiterate what the record shows after your paper broke the story of my felony convictions from the late 1970's: 1) Hillary's spokesman Howard Wolfson, speaking to WP reporter Lloyd Grove on Hillary's behalf, acknowledged in the Washington Post story dated August 17, 2000 that Hillary knew the cost of the gala was "$1 million plus, but it was an in-kind contribution" ; 2) Wolfson's statements, as quoted in the Post articles of August 15 and August 17, were clearly intended to deceive the public regarding my true overall involvement with Hillary's campaign (producing 2 previous fundraisers in June, 2000) and in producing and underwriting the August 12 gala.
I would have been more impressed if you had not over reached as to the implications of the write up.
Facts are all that matter, and the fact is, the article was devoid of facts tying the Clinton's to a crime. When one goes out on a limb, beware of who (the MSM) is behind you with the saw.
The article was so bloody boring, the average reader will never make it (with good reason) beyond the first paragraph.
HILLARY in a -NY- Yankee Cap =
DUKAKIS in an -ARMY- Tank,
......To get in, Tonken said, he wrote a check for a $50,000 donation. Tonken didn't have the cash, so he stopped the check right after lunch, he said. A Democratic fundraiser phoned a few times to collect, then gave up, Tonken said......
That seems like more fun than pledging money to a Democratic telethon.
....Her campaign netted a paltry $57,000 out of $1.1 million raised.......
That is the most amazing statement in the article.
DFU, is there a rancid 'bear market' mentality in here? Could it be the smell of a stealth troll from Planet DUrsus Horribilis?"
If informed the sun rises in the east, it is not breaking news.
Thanks for all your hard work here on FreeRepublic. Where would FR be without you?
After reading the article I was left with ok SO? The focus was more on the 3 fund raisers and them being crooks, making the Clintons look like the victims. Where is the proof they committed a crime and knew? Am I missing something here?
In court, that is the picture I witnessed being painted by the prosecutors. Rosen was desperate to hide the costs because his last fundraiser was a net loser for her. If he had two in a row, he certainly would have lost his job. The defense team flew in the slimy Harold Ickes to testify that Rosen was not in jeapoardy of losing his job. BS.
And lose a branch of government? /s
The significance of this article is that the POST actually bothered to write 8,000 words when no one in the MSM is paying attention. The Rosen trial ended months ago. None of them are paying attention to the upcoming civil trial. Yet, they brought this to public attention and now give us the opportunity to use it in INDICTING HILLARY and to use it to respond. We will use it.
I truly hope you are right Doug, but won't the Clintons and the media just point out that these guys are just crooks and you can't believe them?
Ursus, I understand your cynicism. However, instead of focusing on the negative, what pro-active measures do you suggest? What are you doing to fight evil and thwart tyranny?
Figure out something that will have a positive impact and Let's Roll!
And they used to say that Reagan was the Teflon Man!
April Witt apparently thought it was not important to mention Tendo Oto. How is it that a Japanese citizen was able to contribute $27,000 that was never declared or returned? How was it that he was able to sit right behind the Clintons and illegally attend the fundraising concert
bump to print and read.
Perfect example, Clinton came out attacking Freeh yesterday over his accusations accusing him of trying to rewrite history of Freeh's failures in the FBI. You know these people are evil. Question: Will Bret Hume or Hannity pick up on this?
Is that the same event.
Article has Paul on one side, and the toon with his arm around Paul's wife on the other side??
April Witt is a staff writer for the Magazine. She will be fielding questions and comments about this article Monday at 1 p.m. at washingtonpost.com/liveonline.comments about this article Monday at 1 p.m. at washingtonpost.com/liveonline.