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Clinton administration quashed fraud case against Cisneros (Barrett Report on Barry Finkelstein)
New York Daily News via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge ^ | January 17, 2005

Posted on 01/17/2006 8:41:01 PM PST by HAL9000

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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.

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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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(Excerpt) Read more at tmcnet.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; ahabandjezebel; barrett; barrettreport; barryfinkelstein; billclinton; cisneros; clinton; clintonlegacy; corruption; davidbarrett; filan; filegate; finkelstein; henrycisneros; hillary; independentcounsel; irs; johnfilan; oic; quash; taxes; taxfraud
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1 posted on 01/17/2006 8:41:03 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

I thought they had successfully buried this.


2 posted on 01/17/2006 8:43:02 PM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: HAL9000

New York Times planning non-stop coverage. Developing . . . . . . .


3 posted on 01/17/2006 8:43:48 PM PST by neodad (Rule Number 1: Be Armed)
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To: HAL9000

So, can we impeach Clinton again?


4 posted on 01/17/2006 8:44:19 PM PST by Zeppo
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To: HAL9000

Henry Cisneros is an idiot. He should be locked up and the key thrown away.


5 posted on 01/17/2006 8:45:00 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: HAL9000

So? What makes you think anything Bill Clinton did is punishable?


6 posted on 01/17/2006 8:45:55 PM PST by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: HAL9000

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.)


7 posted on 01/17/2006 8:47:56 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: secret garden

They did.


8 posted on 01/17/2006 8:48:16 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: neodad
What kind of non stop coverage? Typical Clintonian where the attack is on the Special Prosecutor and defend the Clintons and their supporters?
9 posted on 01/17/2006 8:48:59 PM PST by airedale ( XZ)
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To: HAL9000

Another CLINTON SCANDAL!

Add it to the list.


10 posted on 01/17/2006 8:49:14 PM PST by Rocky (Air America: Robbing the poor to feed the Left)
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To: HAL9000
A more complete article posted earlier by Emmett Tyrrell and Brian McGuire at the NY Sun - Cisneros Probe Stirred Worries Of Democrats. In hindsight, that would have been the better article for Breaking News category.
11 posted on 01/17/2006 8:51:09 PM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: Txsleuth; varmintxer; Bahbah; TEXOKIE; rodguy911; MNJohnnie; saveliberty; AliVeritas; Tony Snow; ...

PING........


12 posted on 01/17/2006 8:52:51 PM PST by eeevil conservative (courage is living in tyranny and speaking for freedom/not living in freedom and speaking for tyranny)
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To: HAL9000

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.


13 posted on 01/17/2006 8:53:03 PM PST by Thickman (Voter fraud in this country must be addressed by the Congress!)
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To: nickcarraway

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.)


14 posted on 01/17/2006 8:54:36 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: HAL9000

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.


15 posted on 01/17/2006 8:56:35 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: Thickman

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.


16 posted on 01/17/2006 8:57:06 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: savedbygrace

Wouldn't it be nice to see Hillary die a death of a thousand knives while bits and pieces leak out?


17 posted on 01/17/2006 8:57:45 PM PST by Thickman (The only answer is TERM LIMITS!)
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To: HAL9000

Didn't ALGORE just say something about administrations breaking the law? I wonder if this is another no controlling legal authority case.


18 posted on 01/17/2006 8:57:51 PM PST by TheEaglehasLanded
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To: savedbygrace

Yes...but, it is VERY troubling that Barrett "was talked into" dropping all of the evidence against "Maggie" Richardson...


19 posted on 01/17/2006 8:58:20 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: Thickman

What a wonderful visual.....


20 posted on 01/17/2006 8:59:22 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: secret garden
I thought they had successfully buried this. They buried the important parts. The article provides:

"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.

21 posted on 01/17/2006 9:04:06 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: HAL9000
When Cisneros was mayor, it paid $10.00 a week, yes, $520.00 a year....... and he was supporting a wife and two mistresses, houses, etc.
22 posted on 01/17/2006 9:07:36 PM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: eeevil conservative

Now the plantation comment makes sense. Needed a little distraction say?


23 posted on 01/17/2006 9:07:50 PM PST by del4hope (Snowflake....with school excuse)
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To: del4hope; Tony Snow

Well....WE that listen to Tony Snow will NOT be distracted, will we??????


24 posted on 01/17/2006 9:10:19 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: HAL9000

I hope it is published in full on the web so I can download it.


25 posted on 01/17/2006 9:12:46 PM PST by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: Txsleuth

What time is Tony Snow on and do you have a link?


26 posted on 01/17/2006 9:13:41 PM PST by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: Dustbunny

He is on from 9:00AM to 11:00 AM...

I will find the link...be back soon.


27 posted on 01/17/2006 9:17:17 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: HAL9000

Now THERE's a Culture of Corruption.


28 posted on 01/17/2006 9:19:16 PM PST by alancarp (Will hack code for oil)
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To: Dustbunny

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..


29 posted on 01/17/2006 9:20:34 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: Txsleuth

http://www.foxnews.com/tonysnow/index.html

From 9-12 EST


30 posted on 01/17/2006 9:20:44 PM PST by laxin4him (They will know by our love not our picket lines)
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To: laxin4him; Dustbunny

Thanks for posting the radio link....

I will ping Dustbunny to the LIVE thread...if wanted...

YOU TOO...if you want.


31 posted on 01/17/2006 9:22:19 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: Txsleuth; laxin4him

Thank you. Have him bookmarked. Will have to remember to turn the PC on early and turn the sound up.


32 posted on 01/17/2006 9:25:56 PM PST by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: Mo1; Peach; backhoe; Southack; Mia T; Lancey Howard; Enchante; rodguy911; kcvl; holdonnow
900 FBI files ring a bell? Jeeeze .. who else has been scrubbed from their report?

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See this article from 2001 --- and some of the names of the victims of this criminal couple's crime spree

"........Those who spoke out against the Clinton administration frequently still are being audited by the IRS.

Can Clinton’s 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 Clinton’s 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 Richardson’s 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 Bush’s decision to leave a Clinton holdover in such a powerful position may be having more consequences than enrichment of Rossotti’s portfolio. Insight has learned that many prominent critics of Clinton still are being subjected to audits, notices and visits from Rossotti’s IRS well into the Bush administration. ....................."

33 posted on 01/17/2006 9:26:03 PM PST by STARWISE (Sedition:an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority- to cause the overthrow of govt)
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To: secret garden
I thought they had successfully buried this.

They have.

34 posted on 01/17/2006 9:27:09 PM PST by Michael.SF. ('Only thing worse than a Frenchman is a Frenchman who lives in Canada' - Ted Nugent.)
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To: Dustbunny

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.


35 posted on 01/17/2006 9:27:53 PM PST by laxin4him (They will know by our love not our picket lines)
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To: laxin4him

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.


36 posted on 01/17/2006 9:31:48 PM PST by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: savedbygrace

She's immune to that- she's survived it already.


37 posted on 01/17/2006 9:32:26 PM PST by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: STARWISE

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..


38 posted on 01/17/2006 9:38:13 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: Thickman

The redacted parts will leak. No doubt about it.


39 posted on 01/17/2006 9:39:26 PM PST by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: Zeppo

why not. Let's take his law license away again.


40 posted on 01/17/2006 9:43:52 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: secret garden

Is this the culture of corruption Nancy Pelosi was talking about?


41 posted on 01/17/2006 9:44:22 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

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


42 posted on 01/17/2006 10:03:47 PM PST by laxin4him (They will know by our love not our picket lines)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
The "culture of corruption" that Nancy Pelosi knows took place in Baltimore, 45 years ago. Her father, Tommy D'Alesandro, Jr., was Mayor of Baltimore at a time when everything was for sale. He was never indicted for anything.

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.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column: "On Judge Alito, the San Francisco Chronicle is Unfit to be a Newspaper"

43 posted on 01/17/2006 10:05:27 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (Hillary! delendum est.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Hillary was talking about the culture of corruption today also!


44 posted on 01/17/2006 10:08:07 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: STARWISE

BUMP


45 posted on 01/17/2006 10:11:40 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: JennysCool

The whole thing should be leaked. This is not about national security. It's about corruption. Kinda timely considering the Dims 2006 election plans.


46 posted on 01/17/2006 10:15:20 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie because he didn't bake one.)
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To: doug from upland; Mia T

Klintoon legacy ping!


47 posted on 01/17/2006 10:16:19 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: Zeppo
"So, can we impeach Clinton again?"

Perhaps! If Hillary gets elected POTUS we're certainly try our best. Lets hope that we won't have to go there!

48 posted on 01/17/2006 10:35:32 PM PST by Rabble (Just When is John F sKerry going to release his USNR military records ?)
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To: Blurblogger; Sean Hannity; Tony Snow

Ping


49 posted on 01/17/2006 10:37:52 PM PST by Fruit of the Spirit
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To: HAL9000

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!


50 posted on 01/17/2006 10:51:05 PM PST by Shery (S. H. in APOland)
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