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Hillary Clinton Off Case, Still May Testify
newsmax ^ | 4-13-06 | Limbacher

Posted on 04/13/2006 11:19:51 AM PDT by doug from upland

Hillary Clinton Off Case, Still May Testify

A California judge has signaled that 2008 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will not be able to avoid being deposed for a civil lawsuit against her husband and others involved in a Hollywood fundraiser for her 2000 Senate campaign, according to a lawyer involved in the case.

Colette Wilson, who represents one-time Clinton fundraiser Peter Paul, tells the New York Sun that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz indicated last week that any attempt to prevent Mrs. Clinton from giving sworn testimony in the case would be "dead on arrival."

Mr. Paul footed the bill for an August 12, 2000 gala-tribute to the Clintons that raised money for Mrs. Clinton's first Senate campaign. His lawsuit alleges that in exchange for financing the gala, Mr. Clinton agreed to help him promote his company, Stan Lee Media, once he left the White House - and that Clinton later reneged on the deal.

In his ruling, Judge Munoz removed Mrs. Clinton as a defendant in the case, saying that Mr. Paul had failed to produce evidence indicating she "was aware that the promises were not made in good faith."

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But Munoz failed to grant a motion from her attorney, David Kendall, to have the entire case dismissed. Given the former first couple's tortured history with sworn testimony - Mr. Clinton's false statement in the Paula Jones civil case resulted in his impeachment - the depositions could be problematic; especially as Mrs. Clinton prepares for her 2008 presidential run.

Clinton has already been compelled to testify briefly in the case, saying in a written statement to the court that she has "no recollection" of the arrangement described by Mr. Paul.

"I have no recollection whatsoever of discussing any arrangement with him whereby [Mr. Paul] would support my campaign for the United States Senate in exchange for anything from me or then-President Clinton," the top Democrat told the court. "And I do not believe that I made any such statements because I believe I would remember such a discussion if it had occurred."

But Paul's attorney countered: "What Hillary was doing was trying to persuade him she was highly interested in his entering into a business deal with her husband. At the actual gala, they talked about it."

Mr. Paul said he expects both the ex-president and the former first lady to be deposed in the next few months.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: craiglivingstone; dragonlady; empresshitlery; fraud; hillary; hillaryscandals; peterpaul; pilesofdeadbodies; vincefoster; whokilledvince; yepimgay
You bet she is going to testify, folks. This is going to be interesting. I will try to post the potential witness list today if I have time. Big name people, including the Hollywood elite will be called. This is going to be fun. When Chelsea testifies, the question is going to be answered about whether perjury is genetic.
1 posted on 04/13/2006 11:19:52 AM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland
You bet she is going to testify, folks.

That's good news, but will it hurt her? I expect she'll show up in a pink suit and answer every question with "I can't remember." It's worked for her before--she's the one who came up with the idea while she was helping to prepare the case against Richard Nixon in the early 70s.

2 posted on 04/13/2006 11:24:01 AM PDT by American Quilter
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To: doug from upland

Hillary will never get close to sworn testimony unless it is "I don't remember", "I don't recall", "I don't recollect it that way".


3 posted on 04/13/2006 11:24:24 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Funny how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather...)
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To: doug from upland

Unless Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz gets threats personally or to his family and friends.. or has an accident.. He probably don't know who he is dealing with..


4 posted on 04/13/2006 11:27:13 AM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: doug from upland

What's all the suspense about? As an exclusive for FR, I'm going to release the Witch's testimony early:

"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".
"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".
"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".
"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".
"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".
"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect"."I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".
"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".
"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect"."I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".
"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".
"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".
"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect"."I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".
"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect"."I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".
"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect"."I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".
"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect"."I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".
"I don't recall"... "I don't recollect"."I don't recall"... "I don't recollect".

And last but not least.... (drum roll)

"I invoke my 5th amendment rights ..."


5 posted on 04/13/2006 11:31:51 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Ouderkirk

Strange memory loss afflicted both of them throughout their co-presidency, but writing their multi-million dollar memoirs seemed to refresh their hillbilly memories.

[Apologies to hillbillies, mountain-men, ridge-runners and `sons-of-the-soil']


6 posted on 04/13/2006 11:35:15 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: AmericaUnited

Whoops, you forgot, "I'm sorry. I don't remember."


Sorry is right--sorry excuse for human beings!


7 posted on 04/13/2006 11:39:00 AM PDT by krunkygirl
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To: tumblindice

With the fear if indictment and incarceration removed, their memories suddenly becam 20/20 didn't they.


8 posted on 04/13/2006 11:42:09 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Funny how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather...)
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To: doug from upland

I don't recall, my head is jello!


9 posted on 04/13/2006 11:44:01 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (An adult convert since 1958!)
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To: doug from upland


10 posted on 04/13/2006 11:44:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: doug from upland

"In his ruling, Judge Munoz removed Mrs. Clinton as a defendant in the case,"

Isn't this a classic Clinton ploy? Save her from the biggie, but give her a small fall-back penalty, one she can manipulate (I don't recall), so it looks like the fix wasn't in to the public.

Doug, I'm sorry, because I know and appreciate how much you have invested in this, but I believe it will die aborning.


11 posted on 04/13/2006 11:47:06 AM PDT by John Robertson (Even if we disagree now, we may agree later. Or vice versa.)
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To: John Robertson

We shall see, John.


12 posted on 04/13/2006 11:51:14 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
Hillary Clinton will not be able to avoid being deposed

Isn't this good news?

13 posted on 04/13/2006 11:57:41 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: AmericaUnited

Try to remember and if you remember then follow...


14 posted on 04/13/2006 11:57:41 AM PDT by appeal2
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To: doug from upland

I hope you know how much I'd love to be wrong.


15 posted on 04/13/2006 11:59:05 AM PDT by John Robertson (Even if we disagree now, we may agree later. Or vice versa.)
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To: HIDEK6

Yes, it is very good news that she is going to have to be raising her right hand.


16 posted on 04/13/2006 12:16:51 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: John Robertson
"In his ruling, Judge Munoz removed Mrs. Clinton as a defendant in the case,"

What. How in the hell can this judge rule this way. It looks like an conspiracy and this judge is in the middle. What more does the plaintiff have to do. It should be up to a jury to decide guilt or not. Was it not her campaign? Did she not use Paul for a fundraiser? Oh, I get it. The judge used a crystal ball and it is the famous RAT ball.

17 posted on 04/13/2006 12:34:22 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Logical me
Forgot to add, I still believe she should be a defendant.
18 posted on 04/13/2006 12:39:31 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Logical me

Some day a legal beagle will get smart in a depo and say, You don't remember, but two years later in your book you wrote!

Slime begets slime, they protect there inter circle.


19 posted on 04/13/2006 1:02:39 PM PDT by awb2121
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To: doug from upland

I meant deposed as in "removed from power."


20 posted on 04/13/2006 1:27:46 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: HIDEK6

Okay. No, she will still have her senate seat. But we must keep her from the White House.


21 posted on 04/13/2006 1:30:35 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
Deposed from her Senate seat.

Oh, well. I guess you had to be there!

22 posted on 04/13/2006 1:32:37 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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