Skip to comments.Cisneros Probe Stirred Worries Of Democrats
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...
It'd be easier to list the people who weren't pardoned on the Toon's last day in office.
We may never hear of all the corruption during the clinton administration.
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....
Barrett report ping, fellow Snowflakes.
Well, never fear! The History Channel will have "Bill Clinton: Bigger Traitor Than Benedict Arnold " on the air in 30 or so years...
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.
Oh boy! :-)
Ahhh, what a birthday present......
More on the Barrett Report
Then we'll have to work on getting the redactions released......
LOLOLOL, you are skating on thin ice this morning!
Happy Birthday, b4its2late! :-)
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?
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