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Court Orders 'Deletions' in Clinton IRS Report
NewsMax ^ | 11/11/05 | NewsMax

Posted on 11/12/2005 5:36:17 PM PST by wagglebee

A three-judge panel overseeing Independent Counsel David Barrett's investigation into abuses by the Internal Revenue Service under the Clinton administration has ordered Barrett to make "discrete deletions" is the draft he submitted 15 months ago.

The deletion order "has stoked speculation that [it] has more to do with the next presidential campaign," reports the Wall Street Journal, noting widespread rumors that "the draft report contains information potentially embarrassing to another Clinton administration figure, former first lady and current New York Sen. Hillary Clinton."

"The one Clinton official rumored to be implicated in the report is former IRS Commissioner Margaret Richardson, a friend of the former first lady," the paper said.

The Clintons' lawfirm Williams & Connolly has reportedly filed numerous motions with the court in a bid to trim the report and stall its publication.

According to the Journal: "The judges agreed with [individuals named in the report] that some deletions were needed 'to protect extremely confidential information.' They also told Mr. Barrett to omit one section before publishing the report, but to include that material with the report to congressional leaders of both parties."

The section at issue is said to cover "investigations of alleged obstructions of justice and tax-related matters."

In 1997, then Commissioner Richardson denied allegations that her agency had targeted Clinton scandal witnesses and administration critics, despite ample evidence of selective scrutiny.

Clinton accusers Bill Dale, Gennifer Flowers, Elizabeth Ward Gracen and Juanita Broaddrick were all audited during the 1990s. Paula Jones, whose sexual harassment lawsuit led to Mr. Clinton's impeachment, was both audited and had her confidential tax returns leaked to the media.

Adding to the appearance of a massive abuse of power, conservative organizations like the National Rifle Association, the Heritage Foundation, and the Freedom Alliance were also slapped with audits during the Clinton years.

Reports last April on the Barrett investigation said his report zeroed in on Richardson's involvement. But a source familiar with the prosecutor's unedited draft told the Journal she isn't mentioned by name.

The paper said that congressional Republicans cried foul earlier this week over the plan to censor Barrett's report, proposing an amendment to an annual spending bill to release it without any deletions.

For his part, Mr. Barrett will only say: "When, and if, the report becomes known, people will understand more than they do now."


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When are these hillbilly criminals going to get the prison sentences they deserve?!
1 posted on 11/12/2005 5:36:18 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

Here we go again.


2 posted on 11/12/2005 5:37:44 PM PST by Luke21 (Political correctness is the insane religion of our rulers.)
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To: wagglebee
When are these hillbilly criminals going to get the prison sentences they deserve?!

Very good question.

3 posted on 11/12/2005 5:41:10 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: wagglebee

These people are truly disgusting. How do they manage to taint every institution they come in contact with?


4 posted on 11/12/2005 5:42:27 PM PST by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: saganite

Yep, the Klintoon cover up continues. Of couse the MSM will give them another pass.


5 posted on 11/12/2005 5:46:36 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: wagglebee

Who are the judges on this three-judge panel?


6 posted on 11/12/2005 5:46:56 PM PST by Better Dead Than Red (Davis College Republicans (Best Party on Campus))
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To: wagglebee

Sounds like Laura Bush should run in the next election, I'd love to see the Bushs in office from '08-'16, then the daughters could run also from '16-'XX, imagine the Bush Twins running the country !


7 posted on 11/12/2005 5:49:36 PM PST by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: Better Dead Than Red
"Who are the judges on this three-judge panel?"

Their names are, "Sold out" "Bought" and "Paid For"

8 posted on 11/12/2005 5:50:52 PM PST by GloriaJane (http://music.download.com/gloriajane "ACLU Christmas")
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To: wagglebee; MurryMom
"the draft report contains information potentially embarrassing to another Clinton administration figure, former first lady and current New York Sen. Hillary Clinton."

Tax evasion. Lemme guess - private life - right?

9 posted on 11/12/2005 5:53:14 PM PST by Libloather (Geena Davis isn't man enough to play Hillary on TV. Heck, BILL isn't man enough to play Hillary...)
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To: wagglebee

why does a 3 judge panel oversee this special prosecutor, but Fitzgerald is free to hold a press conference where he trashes Scooter Libby with allegations about how "national security was comprimised" on a charge for which he was not indicted, and for which no crime or "outing" even occurred, but Fitzgerald faces no oversight for that?


10 posted on 11/12/2005 5:54:25 PM PST by oceanview
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To: wagglebee

leak the damn thing, leak the un-edited report that the judges are trying to suppress.


11 posted on 11/12/2005 5:55:44 PM PST by oceanview
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To: wagglebee

Sounds like it's time for a class action "Freedom of Information Act" suit.

Any members of the "1% of the Legal Profession" (Honest and Trustworthy) out there?


12 posted on 11/12/2005 5:56:20 PM PST by Howie66 ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.")
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To: wagglebee

I believe Bill OReilly was also audited - he would be interested in this story.


13 posted on 11/12/2005 5:58:02 PM PST by oceanview
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To: wagglebee
The paper said that congressional Republicans cried foul earlier this week over the plan to censor Barrett's report, proposing an amendment to an annual spending bill to release it without any deletions.

Unless I'm losing it, that was several months ago when the Rats tried to slip in that language in the middle of the night, not "last week".

14 posted on 11/12/2005 5:58:19 PM PST by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: wagglebee
Whos running this place the three stooges.?..
Berger gets "YELLED AT" and Clinton gets edited..

Yet DeLay, Rove and others get indited or charged..

WHATS GOING ON AROUND HERE...

15 posted on 11/12/2005 6:00:11 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: wagglebee

Our very own Kofi Annan.


16 posted on 11/12/2005 6:00:35 PM PST by thoughtomator (Bring Back HCUA!)
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To: wagglebee
When are these hillbilly criminals going to get the prison sentences they deserve?!

Never, and you know it as well as I. They conned Hans Brinker out of his "Silver Skates" many moons ago.

They are totally bulletproof, and poor Doug From Upland and Mia T are going to continue to go bonkers - their great efforts bearing nada, zip, nary-a-nary.

17 posted on 11/12/2005 6:01:37 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Frist would be a great Majority Leader if he had 65 seats..make that 75)
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To: hosepipe

what is going on is the the republicans have not figured out, or do not want to, use the parts of the legal system we control to pursue the Dems - but the Dems are more then happy to do it in the other direction.


18 posted on 11/12/2005 6:02:12 PM PST by oceanview
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To: wagglebee

You know, the Clintons problem is and was that they believed the Hollywood version of the Presidency. They watched too many movies and thought that President's actually do this stuff..."suicide" potential leaks, sell national secrets for campaign donations, audit poliical enemies, bang intern in the Oval office, fire anyone for any reason, etc. The came to Washington and they thought the Hollywood version was what they got to do...and it was fun! fun! fun! All the things they accuse Reps of doing through Hollywood and hte Media they were doing.

Clinton is a failure to everyone but hollywood and the media because he was good at soundbites and drama. He left the leadership of the country to the Media and the Dem elites. Whatever they wanted, they could make Bill do. All they had to do was plant a story, do a poll, create a "buzz" and next thing you know it's policy. Hence the media and hollywood love any leader who doesn't lead - which explains their hatred for Bush.


19 posted on 11/12/2005 6:12:29 PM PST by dannyboy72 (How long will you hold onto the rope when Liberals pull us off the cliff?)
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To: wagglebee
Alamo-Girl's Downside Legacy on IRS Audits and Tax Exempt Status
20 posted on 11/12/2005 6:13:21 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: ErnBatavia
"They are totally bulletproof, and poor Doug From Upland and Mia T are going to continue to go bonkers - their great efforts bearing nada, zip, nary-a-nary."

Got to disagree. The efforts these two demonstrate means someone is challenging the status quo. If we assume that this is all for naught, then your premise is correct.

21 posted on 11/12/2005 6:15:53 PM PST by fuzzthatwuz
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To: fuzzthatwuz
what they are afraid of is being called clinton-haters.

I on the other hand am a clinton hater !!!

22 posted on 11/12/2005 6:18:27 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Funny how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather...)
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To: wagglebee
Actually, this report needs to sat on for a little while longer. About six weeks before the 2008 election should be about right.

Hillary will go nuts. Arkancides will be fashionable again

23 posted on 11/12/2005 6:20:05 PM PST by Popman (In politics, ideas are more important than individuals.)
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To: GloriaJane
Their names are, "Sold out" "Bought" and "Paid For"

Any relation to"Duwe" "Screwem" and "How"

24 posted on 11/12/2005 6:22:47 PM PST by Randy Larsen (I BELIEVE CONGRESSMAN WELDON!!!)
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To: wagglebee

bump


25 posted on 11/12/2005 6:26:47 PM PST by RippleFire ("It's a joke, son!")
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To: wagglebee

Never, ever, not ever...in fact they will be in the White House again...prolly....because there are more people in government protecting their a$$es than protecting the current POTUS!

I wonder who nominated the 3 judges that made this ruling?


26 posted on 11/12/2005 6:31:53 PM PST by Txsleuth (I am the real TXSLEUTH...please freepmail me if you doubt it.)
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To: oceanview
[ what is going on is the the republicans have not figured out, or do not want to, use the parts of the legal system we control to pursue the Dems - but the Dems are more then happy to do it in the other direction. ]

So then, you DON'T think there is some kind of shadow government and its all scripted.. to make it LOOK like the democrats and republicans are at each other throats, EH!...

AND privately between themselves at cocktail partys THEY LAUGH AT US... Like, "Can you believe that THOSE fools cannot notice that a democrat and a RINO are the SAME THING".. then hee haw like donkey with a mouse up its A$$.

27 posted on 11/12/2005 6:33:31 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: Ouderkirk
"I on the other hand am a clinton hater !!!"

There are a whole bunch of us out here! We just have to keep hammering against the Clinton lies. Giving up now, facilitates the "plan" for resuming executive control of our government. We can't let this happen w/o a fight!

28 posted on 11/12/2005 6:35:45 PM PST by fuzzthatwuz
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To: Howie66; holdonnow; Bahbah; AliVeritas; Tony Snow; Mo1; tiredoflaundry; Howlin; Allen H; ...

I know JUST who we should get to do it----F. Lee Levin.

He has been filing suits against those idiots down here in Texas that are trying to railroad Tom DeLay...

I am sure he would...darn, Tony Snow is going on the "disabled list" for about 3 weeks and he promised he was going to keep this out in the open and keep us informed.

Maybe he can do somethings from home as he recuperates from surgery...


29 posted on 11/12/2005 6:36:06 PM PST by Txsleuth (I am the real TXSLEUTH...please freepmail me if you doubt it.)
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To: wagglebee

"When are these hillbilly criminals going to get the prison sentences they deserve?"

EXACTLY.....When is this going to happen?


30 posted on 11/12/2005 6:36:45 PM PST by freekitty
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To: dannyboy72

Very astute observations.


31 posted on 11/12/2005 6:36:53 PM PST by visualops (www.visualops.com)
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To: 1FASTGLOCK45

WHOA!!!!!!! Great idea......Laura in '08!!


32 posted on 11/12/2005 6:41:27 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: Randy Larsen

LOL!! Oh! My sides are hurting from laughing so hard! LOL!! Good one!!


33 posted on 11/12/2005 6:48:17 PM PST by GloriaJane (http://music.download.com/gloriajane "ACLU Christmas")
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To: doug from upland

Did you see this?


34 posted on 11/12/2005 6:51:35 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: ErnBatavia
Doug From Upland and Mia T are going to continue to go bonkers - their great efforts bearing nada, zip, nary-a-nary.

Well, we and they are the LITTLE people. We are the citizens, the voters, but we don't actually matter. The elites will let us know what we need to know, if it suits them and not otherwise.

35 posted on 11/12/2005 6:53:59 PM PST by Bahbah (Free Scooter; Tony Schaffer for the US Senate)
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To: Peach

I did. I sent it to Peter Paul already. This cannot stand, and the GOP had better try to do something about it.


36 posted on 11/12/2005 6:54:34 PM PST by doug from upland ("Susan Estrich...get off your kneepads" - Juanita Broaddrick)
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To: wagglebee

WTF?
I miss Ashcroft...


37 posted on 11/12/2005 7:01:02 PM PST by Liberty Valance (T for Texas and T for Tennessee)
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To: Txsleuth
The deletion order "has stoked speculation that [it] has more to do with the next presidential campaign," reports the Wall Street Journal, noting widespread rumors that "the draft report contains information potentially embarrassing to another Clinton administration figure, former first lady and current New York Sen. Hillary Clinton."

Is shaping the outcome of a President Election by a court, legal?

38 posted on 11/12/2005 7:01:33 PM PST by Mo1
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To: wagglebee
They also told Mr. Barrett to omit one section before publishing the report, but to include that material with the report to congressional leaders of both parties."

The scumbag Democrats like to "leak"? Okay, somebody on OUR side better show the scumbag Democrats how to really "leak".

39 posted on 11/12/2005 7:05:47 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: doug from upland
"This cannot stand, and the GOP had better try to do something about it."

The paper said that congressional Republicans cried foul earlier this week over the plan to censor Barrett's report, proposing an amendment to an annual spending bill to release it without any deletions.

I agree, Doug. There better be a lot more coming from the Republicans than "crying foul".
I'm sick up to here with "crying foul". Friggin' DO something.

40 posted on 11/12/2005 7:08:25 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: visualops

Thanks...the more I see these quotes from Clinton, like the Rosa Parks "I'm 9 and I know so much about the World that I sat at the back of the bus" and the now the Rabin "Not a week goes by without me thinking about him" - it just shows that he says what makes HIM look the best.

It's gotten so bad that the media simply lets him say whatver he wants without ever asking, "is this a lie?". What's ironic is with the Rain thing he was probably trying to use that quote to make Rabin look like he had a big impact on Clinton - something nice to say at a remembrance type of event, but when Trent Lott does the same thing - appeasing statements meant to please the person who is being remembered - he is run from the leadrship of our party.


41 posted on 11/12/2005 7:10:32 PM PST by dannyboy72 (How long will you hold onto the rope when Liberals pull us off the cliff?)
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To: Mo1

Only in a socialist state.

Who are the three judicial overseers? Who appointed them?


42 posted on 11/12/2005 7:11:25 PM PST by Old Flat Toad (If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy liberals?)
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To: Mo1

I wouldn't think so....and IF there is anything in there that shows Hillary in a negative light...it it very much the business of every American...

This is what Rather/Mapes was trying to do IN REVERSE to Bush...lying, and forging papers to make him look BAD...

Sounds like the courts are trying to facilitate a cover-up to help Hillary NOT look bad. I wonder if one of the judges had been audited...or something...


43 posted on 11/12/2005 7:12:14 PM PST by Txsleuth (I am the real TXSLEUTH...please freepmail me if you doubt it.)
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To: wagglebee
"When, and if, the report becomes known, people will understand more than they do now."

...but once again, not enough about the Clintstones.

44 posted on 11/12/2005 7:16:27 PM PST by infidel29 ("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." --Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Txsleuth

I can understand blocking out such things like a social security number or things like that ... because that would fall under the category of private

But to block out a name of who conducted the audits ... is not private

And looks like a cover up by the courts to reshape an outcome of an election


45 posted on 11/12/2005 7:16:50 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Mo1

Do you remember during the Democrat primaries before the last election, when there were questions regarding papers that Howard Dean had "locked away" from when he was Governor of Vermont...and he kept refusing, because of possible patient/doctor disclosure...or some such???

I heard the other day...that he has succeeded in getting a court to let his papers stay "hidden"...which makes me very suspicious...

He was told that any names would be deleted..and any personal or medical information deleted...but he still wouldn't release them...

The same goes here....like you said---just so long as no "unsuspecting" citizen's personal information gets out...we should know if there was any "broken rules" by the Clinton Administration..


46 posted on 11/12/2005 7:23:18 PM PST by Txsleuth (I am the real TXSLEUTH...please freepmail me if you doubt it.)
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To: Old Flat Toad

WHO?


48 posted on 11/12/2005 7:26:29 PM PST by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: MurryMom
Clinton accusers Bill Dale, Gennifer Flowers, Elizabeth Ward Gracen and Juanita Broaddrick were all audited during the 1990s. Paula Jones, whose sexual harassment lawsuit led to Mr. Clinton's impeachment, was both audited and had her confidential tax returns leaked to the media.

Wouldn't it be fair that the impeached *Felons get audited?

49 posted on 11/12/2005 7:36:08 PM PST by Libloather (Geena Davis isn't man enough to play Hillary on TV. Heck, BILL isn't man enough to play Hillary...)
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To: wagglebee
When are these hillbilly criminals going to get the prison sentences they deserve?!

Never! They have too many people in high places involved with them. That's the Clinton's MO (always has been). If you take enough people down with you no one will tattle. No morales, no conscience, they don't care what they do to the country or other people, period, as long as they win what they want.

They have had people go to prison to protect them more than once. I hope to GOD people realize they are pure evil before Hillary Clinton gets elected as President of the United States!!! I'm sure the MSM will do whatever they can to help get her elected like they did that puke of a "husband" of hers.

50 posted on 11/12/2005 7:37:01 PM PST by kcvl
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