Skip to comments.Hillary, Libby connected via Marc Rich
Posted on 12/06/2005 10:28:41 AM PST by freedomdefender
Though Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., hammered indicted ex-Cheney aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, saying his alleged lying to a grand jury was "simply reprehensible," connections exist between the senator's husband, former President Bill Clinton, and the central figure in the CIA-leak probe via Marc Rich, the man who received an 11th-hour pardon from Clinton and who was represented by attorney Libby.
The Concord, N.H., Monitor points out Libby represented Rich during the '80s and '90s. Rich was the target of a 65-count indictment for various crimes, including trading with Iran amid the American hostage crisis and tax evasion. He was convicted in absentia on 51 counts. Libby reportedly collected $2 million in fees from Rich during the time he represented the financier, who fled the country rather than face the charges.
Around the time of Clinton's 2001 pardon of Rich, his wife, Denise, donated more than $1 million to Democratic causes, including $70,000 to Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate campaign and $450,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
While Libby denied having any involvement in the pardon, the Monitor reported, he did call Rich Jan 22, 2001, to congratulate him on his good fortune.
"Libby's powerful presence inside the White House his title was assistant to George W. Bush as well as chief of staff to Cheney might help explain why the incoming Bush administration failed to pursue obvious threads of corruption trailing out of President Clinton's pardon of Rich and other dubious figures," the paper conjectured.
Some see Hillary Clinton's denouncement of Libby as more than ironic, since Independent Counsel Robert Ray accused her of giving false testimony during his probe of the White House travel office. In addition, her husband was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives based in part on a plea bargain deal he made with Ray that included the admission he gave false testimony under oath to a federal grand jury about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
They all sleep in the same beds.
Did I read that a number of big-name conservatives started up a Libby legal defense fund? If that's true, it's disappointing. The administration is better off rid of this smelly character. If he needs money to defend himself against perjury charges, why doesn't he approach his friend Marc Rich?
THE GOP has shown it's ass again and again.
Libby-marc rich's boy. Illegal immigration and open borders, expanding fed gov and out of control spending
now talk of raising taxes..read my lips deja vu.
Disgusted with them all in DC. Bush most of all.
I missed that. Haven't heard talk, from the GOP, of raising taxes.
Oh for cripes sake, Libby was frigging lawyer, he was defending a client in court, get a grip. Lawyers represent all kinds of criminals, it doesn't mean they are joined in criminal enterprises like Hillary and Marc Rich are.
Yes, but a lawyer/mouthpice for a traitor like Rich doesn't belong in a sensitive White House position. Not in a Republican administration. As the article said, Libby's presence in the White House might be one reason the Bush folks didn't pursue the possible corruption in CLinton's pardon of Rich. Libby phoned Rich to congratulate him on the pardon -- it would be strange for Libby and his administration colleagues to follow up by investigating that pardon, wouldn't it.
Bush and Cheney would do well not to hire any more "mouthpieces" for criminal scum.
Do you really think there's so much of a difference between D's and R's? The character of a person who reaches a high office in government is basically the same...the lines they use to get their is the only thing that's different. I'm truly starting to hate them all. This Duke Cunninham thing really had a severe effect on me. Of all the people I thought was different, and he was the worst. And maybe not the worst, and that's really scary. They're all in it for themselves and their own personl enrichment. I'm totally convinced there are but a few who truly care about this Country.
You may be right. I'm moving in your direction -- the Cunningham thing shocked me, too, and is making me reevaluate -- but I don't want to be overtaken by cynicism just yet. I still want to believe the party of Lincoln is different.
How about this: I have met Prescott Bush. He is the President's uncle. The President has hired Donald Rumsfeld. Donald Rumsfeld flew to Iraq in the early 80's and met Saddam Hussein.
WND Headline: Rodney King and Saddam Hussein connected via the Bush Family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But when her husband lied to a grand jury, that was ok, right?
Still, I'm disappointed to hear about Libby representing Marc Rich.
It's too much to say they're directly connected to each other. But they're both directly connected to traitor Marc Rich. Rich gave Hillary bucks after or before his pardon. Libby defended Rich and congratulated on his pardon. However you draw the lines between them, they're all three of them sleazeballs.
You can do better than "disappointed." THat's a Daschle weasel-word. You ought to be disgusted. That's what I am. Maybe I'm "disappointed" that Cheney and/or Bush hired him -- but "disgusted" works there, too.
I do not appreciate being compared to Tom Daschle. I will assume that you were smiling when you typed that...
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