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.....
"Then-IRS Commissioner Peggy Richardson, a close friend of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., was involved in efforts to quash the probe, a source close to the case alleged. But Richardson's role was cut from Barrett's report, which went through 26 drafts, because Democratic law firm Williams & Connolly successfully pressured Barrett to remove a section of the report naming her, a source said."
I don't know how they do it but the clintons keep slipping the noose.
Now the plantation comment makes sense. Needed a little distraction say?
Well....WE that listen to Tony Snow will NOT be distracted, will we??????
I hope it is published in full on the web so I can download it.
What time is Tony Snow on and do you have a link?
He is on from 9:00AM to 11:00 AM...
I will find the link...be back soon.
Now THERE's a Culture of Corruption.
Actually it is a new thread every morning...and if you check between about 8:30 and 9:00, you will see it...
But, if you would like, I can ping you to it in the morning, just in case you miss it, Okay??
It is on from 9:00 to 12:00...I think I posted to 11:00...
I am in the Central zone...so I sometimes get the times wrong for EST..
From 9-12 EST
Thanks for posting the radio link....
I will ping Dustbunny to the LIVE thread...if wanted...
YOU TOO...if you want.
Thank you. Have him bookmarked. Will have to remember to turn the PC on early and turn the sound up.
See this article from 2001 --- and some of the names of the victims of this criminal couple's crime spree
Can Clintons IRS commissioner be trusted, or should he be replaced? During the Clinton years those who spoke out against the president frequently received a visit from the IRS.
Paula Jones, who accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment; Gennifer Flowers, who revealed a longtime affair with Clinton; and Billy Dale, who fought back when he was fired as director of the White House Travel Office to make room for Clinton friends, all received random audits from the IRS.
More than 50 other individuals and organizations that received national attention for being critical of Clinton also were audited, most for the first time.
Many attributed the pattern of these audits to Clintons first IRS commissioner, Margaret Milner Richardson, who served from 1993 to 1997. A close friend of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Richardson was a fiercely partisan Democrat who even attended the 1996 Democratic National Convention while she was commissioner.
But this pattern of audits continued long after the 1997 appointment of Richardsons successor, Charles Rossotti, who was championed as a reformer by some Republicans (see Political Audits Revisited, April 23). George W. Bush has retained Rossotti despite the fact that both liberal and conservative public-interest groups have condemned him for flagrant conflict of interest.
Rossotti insists on keeping large holdings of stock in American Management Systems (AMS), a software giant he cofounded that does many millions of dollars worth of business with the agency he heads.
But Bushs decision to leave a Clinton holdover in such a powerful position may be having more consequences than enrichment of Rossottis portfolio. Insight has learned that many prominent critics of Clinton still are being subjected to audits, notices and visits from Rossottis IRS well into the Bush administration. ....................."
I have him on when I am around the house and I can get him on the radio all the way down in annapolis, MD.
Would be nice to be able to listen to him on the radio but we only get local stations when we are able to get any station. Live in the outback of Penna.
She's immune to that- she's survived it already.
Tony Snow seems to be confident that the "whole" report will get out, I think...
If it doesn't...there has GOT to be some way that we can prod the Congress to release the whole thing...
Get Mark Levin to file an FOIA petition or something..
The redacted parts will leak. No doubt about it.
why not. Let's take his law license away again.
Is this the culture of corruption Nancy Pelosi was talking about?
Don't the democrats love whistelblowers/leaks about the government? I believe the whole report will come out and the democrats will want an investigation about who leaked it, once again showing their hypocrisy. I believe this leak will finally shut the democrats up. (Assuming it is leaked) Just my Opinion
Her brother, Tommy D'Alesandro, III, who also was Mayor of Baltimore, beat a rape charge before he was Mayor, and a corruption charge when he was Mayor, because in both instances the key witnesses made themselves unavailable until the charges were dropped for "lack of evidence." In the latter case, the witness turned up in a Mob-related Las Vegas Casino, the day after the charges were dropped in a Baltimore courtroom.
So, Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi DOES know a "culture of corruption" when she sees one. She just lies about which one is more corrupt.
Hillary was talking about the culture of corruption today also!
The whole thing should be leaked. This is not about national security. It's about corruption. Kinda timely considering the Dims 2006 election plans.
Klintoon legacy ping!
Perhaps! If Hillary gets elected POTUS we're certainly try our best. Lets hope that we won't have to go there!
Time and again, the Clintons get by with murder, fraud, witness tampering, intimidation, etc. And the left gushes over them like an orgy. They are their absolute top-rated role models!