Skip to comments.Blizzard of Lies
Posted on 01/30/2007 5:37:44 AM PST by Ouderkirk
Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our first lady - a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation - is a congenital liar.
Drip by drip, like Whitewater torture, the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit.
1) Remember the story she told about studying The Wall Street Journal to explain her 10,000 percent profit in 1979 commodity trading? We now know that was a lie told to turn aside accusations that as the governor's wife she profited corruptly, her account being run by a lawyer for state poultry interests through a disreputable broker. She lied for good reason: To admit otherwise would be to confess taking, and paying taxes on, what some think amounted to a $100,000 bribe.
2) The abuse of presidential power known as Travelgate elicited another series of lies. She induced a White House lawyer to assert flatly to investigators that Mrs. Clinton did not order the firing of White House travel aides, who were then harassed by the FBI and Justice Department to justify patronage replacement by Mrs. Clinton's cronies. Now we know, from a memo long concealed from investigators, that there would be ''hell to pay'' if the furious first lady's desires were scorned. The career of the lawyer who transmitted Hillary's lie to authorities is now in jeopardy. Again, she lied with good reason: to avoid being identified as a vindictive political power player who used the FBI to ruin the lives of people standing in the way of juicy patronage.
3)In the aftermath of the apparent suicide of her former partner and closest confidant, White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster, she ordered the overturn of an agreement to allow the Justice Department to examine the files in the dead man's office. Her closest friends and aides, under oath, have been blatantly disremembering this likely obstruction of justice, and may have to pay for supporting Hillary's lie with jail terms.
Again, the lying was not irrational.
Investigators believe that damning records from the Rose Law Firm, wrongfully kept in Vincent Foster's White House office, were spirited out in the dead of night and hidden from the law for two years - in Hillary's closet, in Web Hubbell's basement before his felony conviction, in the president's secretary's personal files - before some were forced out last week.
Why the White House concealment?
For good reason: The records show Hillary Clinton was lying when she denied actively representing a criminal enterprise known as the Madison S&L, and indicate she may have conspired with Web Hubbell's father-in-law to make a sham land deal that cost taxpayers $3 million.
Why the belated release of some of the incriminating evidence? Not because it mysteriously turned up in offices previously searched. Certainly not because Hillary Clinton and her new hang-tough White House counsel want to respond fully to lawful subpoenas.
One reason for the Friday-night dribble of evidence from the White House is the discovery by the FBI of copies of some of those records elsewhere.
When Clinton witnesses are asked about specific items in ''lost'' records - which investigators have - the White House ''finds'' its copy and releases it. By concealing the Madison billing records two days beyond the statute of limitations, Hillary evaded a civil suit by bamboozled bank regulators.
Another reason for recent revelations is the imminent turning of former aides and partners of Hillary against her; they were willing to cover her lying when it advanced their careers, but are inclined to listen to their own lawyers when faced with perjury indictments. Therefore, ask not ''Why didn't she just come clean at the beginning?''
She had good reasons to lie; she is in the longtime habit of lying; and she has never been called to account for lying herself or in suborning lying in her aides and friends. No wonder the president is fearful of holding a prime-time press conference.
Having been separately deposed by the independent counsel at least twice, the president and first lady would be well advised to retain separate defense counsel.
Look at the date it was published
Sometimes I hate old articles!
Noted in 5.
Now THAT was a perfect example of a knee-jerk reaction!
If Hillary was a Republican, she'd still be hating life in Arkansas. She will get a free pass on her past from the MSM.
Somehow, the NYT and WaPo will lose the backup tapes for Clinton's entire presidential run and administration.
Thought it was time to remind everyone that Hillary is not only a pathological liar, but a congenital liar.
AHHH, the good old times! Remember the crap that Safire took after this was published? How dare he challenge the veracity of madame hillary and the incredible stories she tells! After all (we) are the President!
"blizzard of lies"
in old soviet union, annointed ones, chosen ones of party could never lie. even if they did lie, they did not lie because they could not do anything wrong and wrong was decided by party. so, if they did something "wrong" (bourgois wrong) they did not do anything wrong because party decided what was wrong and member of proletariat who accused annointed one of wrong-doing did free work for the state....maybe for life, or disappeared.
we had good system in old soviet union. we are trying to bring it here.
I have a good campaign slogan for Hilliary: "you can impeach ANOTHER Clinton~!
That's good, that's very good.
Check the date
The tapes that Rush played yesterday of hitlery explaining her pro war vote to Code Pink needs to be played EVERY single day. EVERY single day.
You should clarify and put "former first lady" in your title. For a minute, I thought it was a Maureen Dowd rant against Laura Bush. Laura has more class in her little pinkie than the carpet-bagging hag from Little Rock.
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