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(Paul v Clinton in Wall Street Journal) For Clinton, 2000 Fund-Raising Controversy Lingers
WSJ ^ | 9-14-07 | Emshwiller

Posted on 09/13/2007 11:43:01 PM PDT by doug from upland

For Clinton, 2000 Fund-Raising Controversy Lingers Ex-Supporter Paul Stays on the Attack With Suit, Claims By JOHN R. EMSHWILLER September 14, 2007; Page A7

LOS ANGELES -- As Sen. Hillary Clinton grapples with the burgeoning scandal surrounding disgraced fund-raiser Norman Hsu, she can't quite shake a fund-raising controversy from her 2000 Senate campaign.

Mrs. Clinton's entanglement with a thrice-convicted felon named Peter Paul is proof of how long campaign-finance problems can haunt a public official. Mr. Paul became a problem for Mrs. Clinton when his criminal past became public shortly after he helped organize and finance a gala Hollywood fund-raiser for her in August 2000.

• The Issue: A fund-raising scandal from 2000 continues to dog Hillary Clinton. • Sound Familiar? The entanglement with Peter Paul foreshadows events involving fund-raiser Norman Hsu. • What's Next: A court is to decide if Mrs. Clinton is reinstated as a defendant in the long legal battle with Mr. Paul.Rather than drift away, Mr. Paul has been on the attack against Mrs. Clinton ever since. In a lawsuit in California state court that has been grinding along for years, Mr. Paul accuses Mrs. Clinton and former President Bill Clinton of deceiving him into spending well over $1 million on the fund-raiser for her Senate campaign. Mr. Paul contends the Clintons obtained the money by falsely promising that Mr. Clinton would become Mr. Paul's business associate after leaving the White House in January 2001. Mr. Paul also maintains that Mrs. Clinton and her campaign violated federal election law in connection with the fund-raiser.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hillary; hillaryscandals; peterpaul
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1 posted on 09/13/2007 11:43:04 PM PDT by doug from upland
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I met in Los Angeles a few months ago with John Emshwiller and told him the story. His first comment was to ask why no one has written about this. I had some ideas — 1) it is a complicated story, 2) many reporters want Hillary to win, and 3) many eidtors and reporters are afraid of her.

Finally, we have a reporter in the mainsteam media that is telling the voters that Hillary is soon going to be under oath and that this case is going to court.

Now -— Rush and Drudge, start talking about this.


2 posted on 09/13/2007 11:46:32 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

re: Their attorney, David Kendall, says there was never any business arrangement discussed or contemplated between Mr. Paul and Mr. Clinton.

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What a lying weasel SOB. If Paul was a horrible felon, if he gave no money, if there was no business relationship, why would the President of the United States invite him to meet him as AF-1 landed in Los Angeles on Sept. 22, 2000? For what possible purpose?


3 posted on 09/13/2007 11:49:34 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
“Finally, we have a reporter in the mainsteam media that is telling the voters that Hillary is soon going to be under oath and that this case is going to court.”

It’s a start, but it’s still on page A7.

OTOH, 14 months is a lifetime in politics.

4 posted on 09/13/2007 11:49:36 PM PDT by decal (If at first you don't succeed, blame President Bush.)
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To: doug from upland
Mr. Paul became a problem for Mrs. Clinton when his criminal past became public

WRONG

Mr. Paul became a problem for Mrs. Clinton when it was revealed that she was an active participant in organizing the $1.6 Million event for her benefit.

5 posted on 09/13/2007 11:50:17 PM PDT by Wil H (Islam translates to "submission", not "peace" - you can figure out the rest.)
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To: doug from upland
Full article link without subscription : For Clinton, 2000 Fund-Raising Controversy Lingers
6 posted on 09/13/2007 11:50:54 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: doug from upland

BUMP


7 posted on 09/13/2007 11:51:14 PM PDT by upchuck (The President has an Agenda, and it's not promoting The Land of the Free and The Home of the Brave.)
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To: doug from upland

Congratulations Doug, you were fighting a somewhat uphill battle there and your perseverance is paying off.

Very impressive and praise worthy IMO.

Great job Doug...


8 posted on 09/13/2007 11:53:27 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: doug from upland

This is right up Rush’s alley. I would be surprised if he hasn’t read about it. I agree: RUSH, DRUDGE, talk about it!

Thank you for your tireless work TRYING to get some Hillary truth out there before it’s too late.


9 posted on 09/13/2007 11:53:28 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: doug from upland
The Smartest Woman In The World always seems to get entangled with shady characters. Its like bad karma.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

10 posted on 09/13/2007 11:53:40 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: upchuck

everyone looks Chinese, wait til the food for oil middle east money finds root...............What ? Ya think is couldn’t happen ????????????????


11 posted on 09/13/2007 11:54:17 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: doug from upland
re: He also claims he was asked to lie about his role in the Hollywood fund-raiser by Edward Rendell, then chairman of the Democratic National Committee and now governor of Pennsylvania. Gov. Rendell, who isn't a defendant in the lawsuit, didn't know about Mr. Paul's felonies until the Post reported on them and never asked Mr. Paul to lie, says a spokesman.

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Rendell, you lying SOB. Rendell never declared a $100,000 contribution made by Peter on June 8, 2000 - a fundraiser for which he paid at the Beverly Hills Hotel for Al Gore. The hotel cost $80,000, and Olivia Newton-John charged $20,000 for two songs. Rendell never reported a $150K stock pledge. After Aaron Tonken was indicted in California for ripping off charities, he was wearing a government wire in a conversation with Rendell. Rendell tried to bribe him with a 100K per year job in Pennsylvania. Why didn't the Justice Dept do something about that?

Here is the callsheet two days after the Aug. 12 event. Rendell called in an emergency to tell Peter that Lloyd Grove would be coming out with a story the next day. Peter should just play along and say he didn't give any money. Things would eventually blow over.


12 posted on 09/13/2007 11:57:36 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Doug,

Some Republican leaders have said that they believe that Hillary would be easier to defeat (because of her high negatives) than either of the other 2 Dems.

What is your take on that?


13 posted on 09/13/2007 11:58:35 PM PDT by RebelTex (Help cure diseases: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1548372/posts)
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To: RebelTex
They don't matter because the MSM runs interference for her. Hillary is an ethically challenged person who gets away with it because no one holds her accountable. She has won by huge margins in New York, illustrating her negatives don't matter much to voters. And she can always play the Gender Card when attacked.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

14 posted on 09/14/2007 12:01:32 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: RebelTex

I hate to take the chance. She would have 5 million young women vote who never would otherwise vote. She would have millions of illegal and dead people votes. And the 2008 October Surprise could be her opponent having an unfortunate “accident.” She will do anything for power.


15 posted on 09/14/2007 12:02:35 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
She has wanted to be President for a long time. She'll never be as popular or as likeable as her husband was, but she's been around politics long enough to watch what she says. Hillary has a radical agenda but her moderate personality may be enough to fool swing voters into thinking they can take a risk with her being in the White House.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

16 posted on 09/14/2007 12:05:20 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Hillary and her people knew all about Peter’s past. He had been vette six times previously by the Secret Service.


17 posted on 09/14/2007 12:05:30 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
Of course, she knew nothing. It was all a surprise to her! Nothing is coincidence when something happens with the Clintons.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

19 posted on 09/14/2007 12:06:51 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: doug from upland
Mr. Paul continues to produce evidence. His attorneys have submitted a recently obtained tape recording of a 2000 conversation involving Mr. Paul and Mrs. Clinton discussing plans for the fund-raiser, which they contend bolsters the argument she was involved in campaign misdeeds.
20 posted on 09/14/2007 12:07:49 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Always watching ya, DFU.

Great job. WSJ has more resources than most of the rest of us. Let’s hope it lingers like herpes on that harpie.


21 posted on 09/14/2007 12:08:35 AM PDT by IslandJeff (Matthew 28: 19-20)
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To: All
FELONIES CAUGHT ON TAPE
22 posted on 09/14/2007 12:09:04 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for her to be indicted and prosecuted for those alleged campaign misdeeds. The Clintons live a charmed life.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

23 posted on 09/14/2007 12:09:24 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: doug from upland
In which the MSM has displayed no interest. If this was a Republican, it would be front page news until he was driven from public life. Nothing of the kind is going to happen to Hillary.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

24 posted on 09/14/2007 12:10:58 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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In her declaration to the court submitted on April 7, 2006 by lying weasel David Kendall, Hillary swore that she met Peter in early 2000. That is a lie and absolutely provable. We have the video.

WATCH HILLARY AND FABIO

25 posted on 09/14/2007 12:11:49 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: goldstategop

She won’t be indicted or prosecuted, but we hope the civil case and discovery will expose what she has done.


26 posted on 09/14/2007 12:13:21 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Yaelle

On July 6, both Drudge and Rush screwed up the story by reporting that David Rosen had been indicted. They were only two years two late. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1861811/posts


27 posted on 09/14/2007 12:17:02 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
Good luck in getting the MSM to cover it. I bet most Americans don't know we know about that woman.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

28 posted on 09/14/2007 12:17:34 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Now that the WSJ has opened the door, we need all of you to call newspapers and tv stations and radio shows and ask about this story. Ask about Hillary being under oath soon. Thanks.


29 posted on 09/14/2007 12:18:00 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Good job. I’m watching.


30 posted on 09/14/2007 12:18:43 AM PDT by WannabeTurk (chinagatethemovie.com)
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Who has the Rush transcript from Thursday? He mentioned the money spent by Hsu and that no one spends that much money without wanting something. How in the world can lying weasel David Kendall convince anyone that Peter Paul spent $1.6 mil just because he was a true believer? That is insane. No one does that.


31 posted on 09/14/2007 12:19:54 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Keep up the good work, Doug. Maybe .. just maybe .. this country can escape the duplicate horrors of this group of elitist thugs at 1600 Pennsylvania ever again. I pray your relentless and righteous pursuit pays off for US.


32 posted on 09/14/2007 12:21:15 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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I had hoped for a better story, but John has now gotten it out there. When the plaintiff is described as a felon, it might be fair to describe the defendant as a perjurer, suborner of perjury, intimidator of witnesses, and an impeached rapist who lost his law license and turned in a false affidavit to the court.


33 posted on 09/14/2007 12:21:55 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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If any of you have time, please do the following:

- go the news.google.com
- find all the reporters who have written about Hsu
- call their newspapers (get that from www.superpages.com)
- tell the reporter you saw this story and you would like to know more about it


34 posted on 09/14/2007 12:24:50 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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If any of you have the contacts, get me on talk radio. I will go on any show any time in any market. If you have a Republican group and can provide a plane ticket and a room, I’ll go anywhere, show our film, give a speech, and answer questions.


35 posted on 09/14/2007 12:26:47 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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This is not old news. She filed her fourth amended false FEC report in Jan. 2006.
36 posted on 09/14/2007 12:29:48 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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Yes, Peter was a convicted felon from the late 1970s. You know what he did? He participated in an operation that ripped off Fidel Castro for 8.7 mil. That was a great thing. He would not have had a 10b5 stock manipulation charge had Clinton not destroyed his company.


37 posted on 09/14/2007 12:34:06 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Mr. Kendall says. “He is the Picasso of con artists.”

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Hillary’s first two FEC reports for “Event 39” declared $366,000 as the cost. On July 11, 2001, Kendall accepted service of Peter’s lawsuit for Hillary. Included were $1.6 mil of recipts, invoices, and bank statements. Peter’s counsel had a press conference at the National Press Club. Peter had a messenger hand deliver a demand to Hillary’s office. Nevertheless, Hillary filed her third fraudulent FEC report on July 30, 2001.


38 posted on 09/14/2007 12:41:56 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Ya know, Doug, a Photoshopped HRC and Belechick would underscore the point of this. Rule benders/breakers.


39 posted on 09/14/2007 12:51:12 AM PDT by leadhead (Democracy can withstand anything but democrats)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

ping


40 posted on 09/14/2007 12:51:26 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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Peter’s stock manipulation problem happened because the Clinton’s destroyed his company. He was trying to keep the stock price up and did his trades through a broker. The judge in his case acknowledged that Peter did not cause the collapse of his company.


41 posted on 09/14/2007 12:53:10 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Is Paul, well, ready and willing to dig in?

Yes, civil court gives you your best shot at taking some bark off of that beeyotch, but isn’t going to attract headlines. Take them down during ‘discovery’. I don’t need to tell you that. I’m just thinking wishfully.


42 posted on 09/14/2007 12:53:58 AM PDT by IslandJeff (Matthew 28: 19-20)
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Hillary’s 4th amended FEC report is a fraud, and she knows it is a fraud. She reported 225K from donor Stan Lee. Watch Lee on tape swear that he gave no money. http://youtube.com/watch?v=iM-DyDKC-7s


43 posted on 09/14/2007 12:55:55 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: IslandJeff

Yes, discovery should be very interesting. Howard Wolfson is going to be asked why he lied to the voters on Aug. 15, 2000, telling them that the campaign would take no money from Peter Paul.


44 posted on 09/14/2007 12:57:40 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Hmmmmmmm. Peter Paul - Ron Paul. Coincidence? I wonder.


45 posted on 09/14/2007 12:58:24 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Division Soldier fighting terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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One of the two is nuts. I personally know Peter and vouch for him. Whom does that leave?


46 posted on 09/14/2007 1:01:12 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

So, if this is still in the appellate stage, when does Wolfson get to sing?

Surely they can’t admit new evidence.

Any chance of a criminal indictment coming into play?


47 posted on 09/14/2007 1:03:12 AM PDT by IslandJeff (Matthew 28: 19-20)
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To: doug from upland

Three guesses?


48 posted on 09/14/2007 1:04:11 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Division Soldier fighting terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: IslandJeff

The appellate court is deciding whether the California anti-SLAPP law will still protect Hillary and preclude her from being a defendant. That decision should happen very soon. After that, they will set the wheels in motion to begin discovery.


49 posted on 09/14/2007 1:06:32 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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ALL THE DOCUMENTS ARE AT HILLCAP.ORG
50 posted on 09/14/2007 1:07:57 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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