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Posted on 11/29/2007 1:25:44 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Host Indicted, Clinton Fund-Raiser Canceled
Mary Jacoby reports on the presidential race.
A Dec. 15 fund-raising event for Hillary Clinton at the home of prominent Mississippi trial laywer Richard Dickie Scruggs is off, now that Scruggs has been indicted for bribery.
Bill Clinton was set to be the star attraction at the event at Scruggss Oxford, Miss., home. Hillary Clinton wasnt scheduled to attend. It was the first event that Scruggs, who made a fortune suing the tobacco industry in the 1990s, had offered to host for Clinton, a campaign spokesman said. It was canceled on Wednesday, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided his home and the federal indictment was announced.
Unlike Norman Hsu, the apparel executive who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the campaign before it was revealed hed been charged in California with fraud, Scruggs was not a Clinton bundler funneling donations from friends and associates, the campaign said.
Over the years, Scruggs has been a generous donor to Democrats, but hes also given money to Republican candidates. He gave $4,200 to Clintons Senate campaign in 2005 but hadnt made a donation yet to her presidential bid. Scruggss brother-in-law is Sen. Trent Lott (R., Miss.), who just announced his intention to leave the Senate before the end of the year.
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And the legacy lives on. A more crooked couple (incapable of doing anything save for what they currently do) cannot be conceived. Gotta love it. Libocrats are so predictable.
I don’t know why they cancelled it. He’d fit right in.
It's almost funny. Even Spitzer has been "exposed".
What a nest of VIPERS the Democrats are!!! DICKIE is Trent’s Brother in Law and he’s hosting a fundraiser and giving money to HILLARY??? WHAT LOYALTY TO YOUR FAMILY MEMBER! Man oh man....I have NO love for Trent, but this BIL is a MORON and a THIEF.
ANY and ALL connected to the Clintons are DIRTY!! This is just more PROOF!
LOL - another installment of the Klintoons.
ABC will expose this for all to see. Oh, wait....this was not a Thompson event....Never mind.
Did THIS relationship have ANY bearing on Lott’s miserable performance during the Clinton Impeachment???
No prob - CNN pollster Vinod Gupta will be hosting a fundraiser for her next week.
I’m sure he’s busy preparing his YouTube video for the next Republican debate.
Probably. Just ANOTHER Clinton supporter going to prison.
Is that a joke? Isn’t GUPTA under indictment also??
At least Dickie hasnt joined the CBC...Clinton Body Count...
The Klintoon dog and pony show marches on!
The stench of corruption literally surrounds the Clintons and thier backers, yet our mainstream media utterly ignores it, from outright bribery, fraud and corruption, to rigging debates...
The parties are one in the same. Scruggs has given to the DNC, RNC, Clinton, BIden, McCain, Arlen Specter, RNC of Mississippi, and a half a dozen others.
Out of the 535 members currently on board in the Senate and House there aren't a dozen that amount to more than a bucket of warm spit.
The whole system is corrupt. Granted, the dems are the things floating on the surface of the whole fetid mess but the pretty much the whole bunch needs flushing.
A lot of things here in the South travel in strange circles.
CNN is the Pravda of Arm of Clinton Inc.
Another fundraising scandal for Clinton Inc?
Trent (Didn’t do A ) Lott
“....the whole bunch needs flushing.”.....they are the proverbial turds in the punch bowl for sure.
So he decided that Hillary was just too unsavory of a candidate to be associated with. That’s rich.
So far, Gupta is only under SEC investigation.
But he has apparently violated campaign finance laws in the past by using his family as straw donors. A good article about that was published yesterday -
If his son’s statement was accurate, Gupta committed a felony.
What’s “odd” is that the only political connection I’d heard from the MSM before this was that Scruggs’ brother-in-law was Republican Trent Lott. Gee, wonder why? /sarc
With Lott running interference at Dept. of Justice for him, Dickey made a real fortune scamming the tobacco companies and the “victms” too! Makes me wanna puke!
Trent Lott’s brother in law and ‘tied up’ with Michael Moore;
The Clintons can’t stay out of the ‘mire’, whoops - THEY are the mire!
I asked that question yesterday. Perhaps it did.
LOL and true to boot. Like flies on poop, the 'toons sure attract Post Office poster types...
How does that go again...”And their sins shall find them out?”
Don't insult Pravda like that. THe propaganda of CNN is entertainment for other liberals.
Trent WAS a Democrat.....he hasn’t come far.
WIth the exception of everyone involved with the RNC of Mississippi, I would agree.
McCain and Arlen being the lead in that pack.
canceled or merely postponed until bail is made?
Haley Barbour is one of the good people.
Candidates must hate it when their donors are indicted. Especially Hillary, so much money to return.
Bwaaaaaahahaha...Another Democrat bites the dust.
Something kind of funny happened today. This morning, Don Barrett, one of the members of the Scruggs Katrina Group (a consortium of law firms representing Katrina plaintiffs) today sent a letter to the judge saying that the Scruggs firm was going to withdraw from representation and that he’d be taking over. This afternoon,Scruggs sent a letter to the judge saying that Barrett was wrong and that he would not withdraw unless the plaintiffs asked him to. Another fee fight is on the way.
I forgot to add a link for the information in my previous post. You can find that information and more at: http://www.nola.com/newsflash/louisiana/index.ssf?/base/news-35/1196371757133370.xml&storylist=louisiana
As long as candidates have to make whores of themselves to raise so much money there will always be large scale corruption.
my water bill is atrocious .... everytime I read ANYTHING about the Clintooons ..... I have the same reaction I had/have with Whacko Jacko .... ya yust gotz ta go takes a hot shower ... they all make my skin crawl.
What a grandiose bunch of slime
I hate it when that happens.