Skip to comments.Clinton administration quashed fraud case against Cisneros (Barrett Report on Barry Finkelstein)
Posted on 01/17/2006 8:41:01 PM PST by HAL9000
WASHINGTON _ A special prosecutor's long-delayed report charges that a coverup at senior levels of the Clinton administration killed a tax fraud case against former Cabinet member Henry Cisneros, the New York Daily News has learned.
David Barrett's 11-year, $23 million probe, which will be released Thursday, states in stinging terms that the Clinton coverup succeeded.
Before Cisneros' 1999 guilty plea, Barrett's office began a second phase based in part on allegations in a 1997 memo to IRS headquarters by whistleblower John Filan, an IRS criminal investigations chief in Texas.
In a memo obtained by the Daily News, Filan accused top Clinton officials, including senior IRS lawyer Barry Finkelstein, of covering up Cisneros' tax fraud case by transferring it to two inexperienced lawyers in Washington.
Filan wrote that the two got orders "to kill the case from Barry Finkelstein at the outset."
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I thought they had successfully buried this.
New York Times planning non-stop coverage. Developing . . . . . . .
So, can we impeach Clinton again?
Henry Cisneros is an idiot. He should be locked up and the key thrown away.
So? What makes you think anything Bill Clinton did is punishable?
Interesting. No one was more pro-clinton than the Daily News. But this is the second negative piece I've seen in the last few days. (The earlier one was hillary's comical maneuvers to avoid getting near Harry Belafonte for a photo op.)
Another CLINTON SCANDAL!
Add it to the list.
Due to various horse trading among Republicans and Democrats on the Hill, 1000 pages of this report were ordered redacted by the Congress. Appears that dumbocrats successfully sheilded Clinton from some very damaging information in return for whatever the pubblies got for going along.
This is the biggest part of this story. Does'nt matter which party is in charge, our elected reps cover their own arses in order to keep their jobs at the cost of truth, liberty and the American way. None of them are worth a darn after about 4 years in D.C.
This isn't so much about Bill as it is about She Who Shall Not Be Named. The article also talks about her close friend Peggy Richardson (more like a Maggie than a Peggy), who was the IRS Commissioner at the time. It says she was also involved in trying to quash the investigation.
(All of a sudden, it seems I'm favorable toward leaks to newpapers. LOL.)
If there is evidence of obstruction of justice, then people need to go to jail. It was good enough to indict Libby, and it was good enough to send Martha Stewart to jail. We shall see who does or does not get prosecuted.
I am in total agreement...and I am SO ANGRY that they have let this be covered up as much as they have...
After Hillary's rhetoric of late, also....they should see it as a DUTY to let this country know what else the Clintons were hiding while in the White House...
As far as I am concerned....if they don't do something to get the information about the Clintons out...then they are complicit in any damage that comes to this country should Hillary EVER spend one more night in the White House.
Wouldn't it be nice to see Hillary die a death of a thousand knives while bits and pieces leak out?
Didn't ALGORE just say something about administrations breaking the law? I wonder if this is another no controlling legal authority case.
Yes...but, it is VERY troubling that Barrett "was talked into" dropping all of the evidence against "Maggie" Richardson...
What a wonderful visual.....
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