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Cisneros Probe Stirred Worries Of Democrats
http://www.nysun.com/pf.php?id=25880 ^ | R. EMMETT TYRRELL Jr. and BRIAN McGUIRE

Posted on 01/16/2006 1:08:48 AM PST by mal

WASHINGTON - A long-awaited report detailing an independent counsel investigation of a former secretary of housing and urban development, Henry Cisneros, outlines a coordinated effort by Clinton administration officials to first block and then limit the probe as a way of taking pressure off an administration that was already beset by scandals.

The report, by independent counsel David Barrett, is scheduled for release on January 19. Details of it have been disclosed to The New York Sun by persons familiar with its contents.

The release of the report coincides with the end of an investigation that began in 1995 with Mr. Barrett examining events surrounding Mr. Cisneros's nomination. During his FBI background check, Mr. Cisneros lied about adulterous relations, his payments to a mistress, the extent of his income, and his tax filings with the Internal Revenue Service.

Mr. Cisneros, a former San Antonio mayor, eventually pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of lying to the FBI. He paid a $10,000 fine and was pardoned by President Clinton on Mr. Clinton's final day in office.

Democrats have complained about the length and expense of Mr. Barrett's investigation, which cost more than $23 million when it closed this month. The report, excluding appendixes, runs to 428 pages. In it, Mr. Barrett is said to argue that Mr. Cisneros's mistress delayed the first half of the investigation by lying to a grand jury that was reviewing evidence in the case and that the second half was impeded by top Clinton administration officials.

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1 posted on 01/16/2006 1:08:50 AM PST by mal
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To: mal
He paid a $10,000 fine and was pardoned by President Clinton on Mr. Clinton's final day in office.

It'd be easier to list the people who weren't pardoned on the Toon's last day in office.

2 posted on 01/16/2006 1:14:33 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: mal
outlines a coordinated effort by Clinton administration officials to first block and then limit the probe as a way of taking pressure off an administration that was already beset by scandals.

We may never hear of all the corruption during the clinton administration.

3 posted on 01/16/2006 3:41:16 AM PST by libertylover (Bush spied. Terrorists died.)
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To: mal

My bet is that if this even runs in the MSM it will be reported as " a member of the administration" Without stating witch administration....


4 posted on 01/16/2006 4:14:53 AM PST by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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To: Mo1; doug from upland; Peach; Alamo-Girl; b4its2late; SweetCaroline; retrokitten; cripplecreek; ...

Barrett report ping, fellow Snowflakes.


5 posted on 01/16/2006 4:18:20 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake, Bushbot and a new member of Sam's Club)
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To: libertylover
Re: "We may never hear of all the corruption during the clinton administration."

Well, never fear! The History Channel will have "Bill Clinton: Bigger Traitor Than Benedict Arnold " on the air in 30 or so years...

6 posted on 01/16/2006 4:22:55 AM PST by Bender2 (Even dirty old robots need love!)
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To: mal

more here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1558698/posts?q=1&&page=51


7 posted on 01/16/2006 4:25:40 AM PST by mathluv (Bushbot, Snowflake, Dittohead ---- Bring it on!!!)
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To: saveliberty

Drudge has this:

Last Independent Counsel Report Set For 'Release'; Focus On Clinton Administration
Sun Jan 15 2006 19:35:32 2006

In Monday's edition of the NEW YORK SUN, reporter Brian McGuire and contributor R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., break the first look at the long-anticipated report from Independent Counsel David Barrett, whose investigation lasted 10 year and cost taxpayers $23 million.

The SUN outlines the report's details surrounding the alleged illicit activity and cover up that involving former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros before and during his time in the Clinton Administration.

The Sun reveals that the Barrett report connects the dots that allege that senior officials of the Clinton Administration hindered investigations by the IRS in both Texas and Washington, as well as the investigations of a grand jury examining the independent counsel's evidence.

The full report, more than 400 pages line, with more than 100 pages of redacted material, hits the street on Thursday morning at 9 am.

Democrats in the House and Senate have been fighting for months to block the release of the report and keep the 100 pages of highly damaging redacted material from ever seeing the light of day.

Developing...


8 posted on 01/16/2006 4:38:49 AM PST by defconw (Proud Member of Sam's Club! Allen/Pence 08)
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To: saveliberty

Oh boy! :-)


9 posted on 01/16/2006 4:39:35 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (I'll admit it , I'm a Snow Flake !)
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To: defconw; tiredoflaundry
Hmm... "whistleblower"... what does that really mean? ;-) LOL! I had better run off and get coffee before I get put in the pokey. :-)
10 posted on 01/16/2006 4:45:30 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake, Bushbot and a new member of Sam's Club)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Ahhh, what a birthday present......


11 posted on 01/16/2006 4:46:07 AM PST by b4its2late (Born free...Taxed to death and lied to by the Liberal Media.)
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To: b4its2late
The full report, more than 400 pages line, with more than 100 pages of redacted material, hits the street on Thursday morning at 9 am.

Happy Birthday!

12 posted on 01/16/2006 4:48:30 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (I'll admit it , I'm a Snow Flake !)
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To: prairiebreeze

More on the Barrett Report


13 posted on 01/16/2006 4:52:31 AM PST by Iowa Granny (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: tiredoflaundry
Can't wait till Tony's show that day and the day after...

Then we'll have to work on getting the redactions released......

14 posted on 01/16/2006 4:54:09 AM PST by b4its2late (Born free...Taxed to death and lied to by the Liberal Media.)
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To: saveliberty

LOLOLOL, you are skating on thin ice this morning!


15 posted on 01/16/2006 4:56:17 AM PST by defconw (Proud Member of Sam's Club! Allen/Pence 08)
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To: saveliberty
A Clinton friend and former IRS commissioner, Margaret Richardson, is not mentioned in the report despite earlier speculation that she would figure prominently, a source familiar with the report's contents said.

Huh?
16 posted on 01/16/2006 4:58:17 AM PST by maggief
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To: b4its2late

Happy Birthday, b4its2late! :-)


17 posted on 01/16/2006 5:04:07 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake, Bushbot and a new member of Sam's Club)
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To: defconw

LOL! It matches the day....it was 8 degrees when I left home.

They keep the heat down until 8, and I am tempted to relocate to use the photocopier as my new desk. LOL! Do you think that might be a problem?


18 posted on 01/16/2006 5:06:39 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake, Bushbot and a new member of Sam's Club)
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To: maggief
whistleblower, where are you?
19 posted on 01/16/2006 5:07:45 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake, Bushbot and a new member of Sam's Club)
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To: saveliberty

:-)


20 posted on 01/16/2006 5:08:21 AM PST by b4its2late (Born free...Taxed to death and lied to by the Liberal Media.)
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To: saveliberty

Hugging the copier and using it as a desk could cause a disruption in your FReping, other then that, I see no reason not to go for it. Maybe they will turn the heat on earlier.


21 posted on 01/16/2006 5:09:18 AM PST by defconw (Proud Member of Sam's Club! Allen/Pence 08)
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To: defconw

No disruption, I have wireless. It is harder to type while sprawled over the copier, but I am sure I can manage. LOL!


22 posted on 01/16/2006 5:15:01 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake, Bushbot and a new member of Sam's Club)
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To: saveliberty
Being one who hates to be cold, I say go for it. I have confidence in you! :) Did you read or see Schumer on FNS yesterday? Wallace busted him pretty good. I read it, did not see it.
23 posted on 01/16/2006 5:19:35 AM PST by defconw (Proud Member of Sam's Club! Allen/Pence 08)
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To: defconw

I did not bother watching Schumer and I am glad that Chris Wallace let him have it.

Heck, even my laptop isn't warm enough :p


24 posted on 01/16/2006 5:21:25 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake, Bushbot and a new member of Sam's Club)
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To: saveliberty

I am sitting in my house wearing a sweat shirt, hat and Viking kitty but I am still cold. :) Perhaps I should have some tea. I am not going to turn up the heat.


25 posted on 01/16/2006 5:23:02 AM PST by defconw (Proud Member of Sam's Club! Allen/Pence 08)
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To: defconw

You are brave. I would be turning up the heat :-)


26 posted on 01/16/2006 5:24:53 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake, Bushbot and a new member of Sam's Club)
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To: saveliberty

Brave or cheap? :) The mercury will be climbing throughout the day, it will be close to 40 later. I could get off my butt and do some laundry, the dryer will warm the place up.

From Mark's Blog on NRO!

Mr. Kennedy said the nomination process, and particularly the hearings, had "turned into a political campaign," and that the White House had proved increasingly skilled in turning that to its advantage.

"These issues are so sophisticated - half the Senate didn't know what the unitary presidency was, let alone the people of Boston," he said, referring to one of the legal theories that was a major focus of the hearings. "I'm sure we could have done better."

"But what has happened is that this has turned into a political campaign," he said. "The whole process has become so politicized that I think the American people walk away more confused about the way these people stand."


27 posted on 01/16/2006 5:32:32 AM PST by defconw (Proud Member of Sam's Club! Allen/Pence 08)
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To: mal
THANK YOU for linking to the Printer Friendly version of the article.

Those of us trapped in 56K dialup HELL really appreciate it!

28 posted on 01/16/2006 5:32:57 AM PST by upchuck (Article posts of just one or two sentences do not preserve the quality of FR. Lazy FReepers be gone!)
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To: libertylover
You will never hear or read the full report and the truth will never be aired.Remember both Clintons are lawyers and they belong to that fraternity. The Clintons took hundreds of lawyers with them to DC and are always surrounded by lawyers.The one common denominator in all their corruption and the corruption in DC is attorneys and remember they police themselves and have total control of all illegalities in America. For info purposes only look in opensecrets.com and see where and how much the ABA donates to politics. In my opinion the Judicial System is the most corrupt of the three branches of government simply because they are the ones who totally the legal system.
29 posted on 01/16/2006 6:32:36 AM PST by gunnedah
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To: gunnedah

I hope you are wrong about this report, but I fear you aren't. At the very least there needs to be an outcry about this report not becoming public since we taxpayers paid for it. The public needs to know the lengths the democrats are going through to obstruct it seeing the light of day.

Bush should use his bully pulpit and speak up about this illegal travesty, IMO. The press would then have no choice but to cover the story.


30 posted on 01/16/2006 6:40:36 AM PST by demkicker
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To: mal

"The release of the report coincides with the end of an investigation that began in 1995 with Mr. Barrett examining events surrounding Mr. Cisneros's nomination. During his FBI background check, Mr. Cisneros lied about adulterous relations, his payments to a mistress, the extent of his income, and his tax filings with the Internal Revenue Service."

Yes! Let's make it more widely known to the public about more of the sneaky, sell-outs, made during the Clinton Presidency. Then they'll see why we have the troubles of today...


31 posted on 01/16/2006 7:39:59 AM PST by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: saveliberty

Thanks for the ping!


32 posted on 01/16/2006 7:44:37 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: saveliberty

Bump and Thanks for the ping.

Pinz


33 posted on 01/16/2006 8:00:41 AM PST by pinz-n-needlez
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To: Alamo-Girl

:-) You're welcome, Alamo-Girl!


34 posted on 01/16/2006 8:05:50 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake, Bushbot and a new member of Sam's Club)
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To: pinz-n-needlez

You're welcome, pinz! :-)


35 posted on 01/16/2006 8:06:10 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake, Bushbot and a new member of Sam's Club)
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To: mal
The 100 pages of redacted material is cause enough to make the RATS worried. Now, even if we do not have exact knowledge of the material, we can adopt a scenario from the RAT play book. Goes like this, what are you trying to hide? Then we can just suggest all kinds of stuff that it might be. After all, isn't that what the RATS do? Only thing, we will probably be right.
36 posted on 01/16/2006 8:16:42 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: mal

Bumping -- let's follow up on this one.


37 posted on 01/16/2006 9:22:54 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: martin_fierro

I have this strange feeling that if the Abramoff scandal starts to hurt Repubs substantially then this report will be leaked to the media almost immediately.


38 posted on 01/16/2006 9:26:31 AM PST by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: demkicker
For reasons unknown to me Bush will not take a stand or address anything when it comes to the Clintons when they were in the WhiteHouse. I think it may have something to do with something Clinton has on his old man while he was President but that is more of a guess than anything.
Washington, DC is rife with corruption and it is showing with this deal with the lobbyist and the Republicans but there are only certain things that are allowed to be brought out apparently because they all are involved in one way or the other. The Democrats are fed by other government employees,Unions and the ABA and the Republicans apparently are fed by business but they all get rich off of our back and sell us out at every opportunity. We elect them and the lobbyist and politicians use our own money to brainwash us and buy elections with. The Baby Boomers are going to pay a hell of a price and are in for a real surprise.
39 posted on 01/16/2006 9:53:49 AM PST by gunnedah
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To: mal
I've still don't understand where Cisneros got the money to pay the woman the amounts he did. It would be one thing if he'd been a senior partner in a major law firm, but he came from a poor background and was always a politician. They get paid fairly well, but not that well. Even if his wife were working at a very well paying job she'd certainly miss the amounts he was spending on his mistress from the family budget. Can anyone explain where he was getting the $$$ from?
40 posted on 01/16/2006 11:38:13 AM PST by airedale ( XZ)
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To: Logical me

I wonder how fast those 100 redacted pages will become available? If it were a report on Republicans you know it would be in the MSM within days


41 posted on 01/16/2006 11:39:24 AM PST by airedale ( XZ)
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To: martin_fierro


42 posted on 01/16/2006 11:54:06 AM PST by devolve (<-- (-in a manner reminiscent of Senator Gasbag F. Kohnman-)
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To: devolve

What ever happened to the allegations of Clinton using the IRS to target his enemies?


43 posted on 01/16/2006 12:35:06 PM PST by Wristpin ("The Yankees have decided to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: Wristpin
Some are blocking that.....




44 posted on 01/16/2006 1:59:37 PM PST by devolve (<-- (-in a manner reminiscent of Senator Gasbag F. Kohnman-)
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To: mal

BUMP!!


45 posted on 01/16/2006 4:36:32 PM PST by PatriotGirl827 (There are no short cuts to any place worth going.)
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To: maggief
I would guess that "...Richardson is not mentioned in the [unredacted portion of the] report..."

I would also bet that she figures prominently in the redacted areas. ;-)

46 posted on 01/17/2006 1:53:36 PM PST by an amused spectator (Bush Runner! The Donkey is after you! Bush Runner! When he catches you, you're through!)
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To: airedale
Ah, the unasked question, where did Henry get all that play money?
Imagine that you are the head strategist for the Rats and your plan to win back Congress is to brand the R`s as corrupt and, just as you are starting your winning campaign, focusing the public on Washington malfeasance,the other shoe falls and this report comes out.
As Rush says, they have stepped into every cow pie in the pasture.
47 posted on 01/17/2006 10:07:19 PM PST by bybybill (GOD help us if the Rats win)
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To: bybybill

The media certainly never asked. The report will be out Thursday from what I just read. Hopefully it will explain all. The NY Sun pieces have been interesting.

I wonder if they'll post it on line with the redacted portions blacked out?


48 posted on 01/17/2006 10:19:21 PM PST by airedale ( XZ)
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To: gunnedah

"Remember both Clintons are lawyers..."

I thought he was disbarred??


49 posted on 01/17/2006 10:57:06 PM PST by Fruit of the Spirit
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To: Fruit of the Spirit
He was disbarred but as of today he is eligible to be reinstated. But disbarment doesnt stop the connection and Hilliary was not affected. The legal profession is nothing more than a fraternity that takes care of its own and being an ex president Bill knows where all the skeletons are hidden and they certainly will not let him down. When have you ever seen anyone turn on a Clinton and get away with it?
50 posted on 01/18/2006 6:18:55 AM PST by gunnedah
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