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Host Indicted, Clinton Fund-Raiser Canceled
Wall Street Journal ^

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 Scruggs’s Oxford, Miss., home. Hillary Clinton wasn’t 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 he’d 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 he’s also given money to Republican candidates. He gave $4,200 to Clinton’s Senate campaign in 2005 but hadn’t made a donation yet to her presidential bid. Scruggs’s brother-in-law is Sen. Trent Lott (R., Miss.), who just announced his intention to leave the Senate before the end of the year.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: corruptdems; dickiescruggs; doh; donors; fundraiser; hillary; x42
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what a circle.....
1 posted on 11/29/2007 1:25:47 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


2 posted on 11/29/2007 1:27:12 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: doug from upland

ping


3 posted on 11/29/2007 1:27:49 PM PST by mnehring (I am free not to support Ron Paul... Wow, I feel special...)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t know why they cancelled it. He’d fit right in.


4 posted on 11/29/2007 1:28:43 PM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hillary just can't get a break. By election day, everyone she knows will be in jail or "exposed".

It's almost funny. Even Spitzer has been "exposed".

5 posted on 11/29/2007 1:28:43 PM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


6 posted on 11/29/2007 1:28:44 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sub-Driver

ANY and ALL connected to the Clintons are DIRTY!! This is just more PROOF!


7 posted on 11/29/2007 1:29:24 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL - another installment of the Klintoons.


8 posted on 11/29/2007 1:29:40 PM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

ABC will expose this for all to see. Oh, wait....this was not a Thompson event....Never mind.


9 posted on 11/29/2007 1:30:13 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Ann Archy

Did THIS relationship have ANY bearing on Lott’s miserable performance during the Clinton Impeachment???


10 posted on 11/29/2007 1:31:11 PM PST by drc43 (Defeat is within our grasp... Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Sub-Driver
Scruggs’s brother-in-law is Sen. Trent Lott (R., Miss)
Just a coincidence that Lott announced retirement recently?
11 posted on 11/29/2007 1:31:20 PM PST by mosquitobite (The penalty for refusing to participate in politics is you end up being governed by your inferiors)
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To: Sub-Driver

No prob - CNN pollster Vinod Gupta will be hosting a fundraiser for her next week.


12 posted on 11/29/2007 1:32:57 PM PST by HAL9000 (Fred Thompson/Mike Huckabee 2008)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m sure he’s busy preparing his YouTube video for the next Republican debate.


13 posted on 11/29/2007 1:33:13 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Al Gore and Osama Bin Laden have the same position on global warming, for the exact same reason.)
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To: Sub-Driver

hilarious


14 posted on 11/29/2007 1:33:20 PM PST by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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To: drc43

Probably. Just ANOTHER Clinton supporter going to prison.


15 posted on 11/29/2007 1:33:37 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: HAL9000

Is that a joke? Isn’t GUPTA under indictment also??


16 posted on 11/29/2007 1:34:25 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: All

At least Dickie hasnt joined the CBC...Clinton Body Count...

...yet


17 posted on 11/29/2007 1:35:43 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (www.FantasyCollegeBlitz.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Klintoon dog and pony show marches on!


18 posted on 11/29/2007 1:36:02 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sub-Driver

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...


19 posted on 11/29/2007 1:36:32 PM PST by tcrlaf (You can lead a Liberal to LOGIC, but you can't make it THINK)
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To: Ann Archy

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.


20 posted on 11/29/2007 1:41:39 PM PST by rineaux (How dare you, how dare you question the Clinton's wrecked record.)
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To: Ann Archy
What a nest of VIPERS the Democrats are!!!

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.

21 posted on 11/29/2007 1:42:42 PM PST by tx_eggman ("Believing without loving turns the best of creeds into a weapon of oppression" Eugene Peterson)
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To: Sub-Driver

A lot of things here in the South travel in strange circles.


22 posted on 11/29/2007 1:43:51 PM PST by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: HAL9000

CNN is the Pravda of Arm of Clinton Inc.

Another fundraising scandal for Clinton Inc?


23 posted on 11/29/2007 1:44:23 PM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3)
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To: mosquitobite

Trent (Didn’t do A ) Lott


24 posted on 11/29/2007 1:44:29 PM PST by Leisler (RNC, RINO National Committee. Always was, always will be.)
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To: tx_eggman

“....the whole bunch needs flushing.”.....they are the proverbial turds in the punch bowl for sure.


25 posted on 11/29/2007 1:45:07 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sub-Driver

So he decided that Hillary was just too unsavory of a candidate to be associated with. That’s rich.


26 posted on 11/29/2007 1:46:18 PM PST by willgolfforfood
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To: Ann Archy

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 -

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2007/11/do-it-donate-for-children.html

If his son’s statement was accurate, Gupta committed a felony.


27 posted on 11/29/2007 1:46:48 PM PST by HAL9000 (Fred Thompson/Mike Huckabee 2008)
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To: Sub-Driver

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


28 posted on 11/29/2007 1:50:29 PM PST by piytar
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


29 posted on 11/29/2007 1:53:39 PM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Ann Archy
What makes you think people like Trent Lott are any different than the Clintons???
30 posted on 11/29/2007 1:55:13 PM PST by chadwimc (Proud to be an infidel ! Allah fubar !!!)
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To: devolve; Sub-Driver; ntnychik; PhilDragoo

Trent Lott’s brother in law and ‘tied up’ with Michael Moore;

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/settlement/deal/people/scruggs.html

The Clintons can’t stay out of the ‘mire’, whoops - THEY are the mire!


31 posted on 11/29/2007 2:10:05 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: drc43

I asked that question yesterday. Perhaps it did.

LLS


32 posted on 11/29/2007 2:28:08 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: HAL9000
"No prob - CNN pollster Vinod Gupta will be hosting a fundraiser for her next week."

LOL and true to boot. Like flies on poop, the 'toons sure attract Post Office poster types...

33 posted on 11/29/2007 2:28:09 PM PST by eureka! (Is power so important to the Democrats that they are willing to betray our country? Sadly, yes.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How does that go again...”And their sins shall find them out?”


34 posted on 11/29/2007 2:33:48 PM PST by madison10
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To: rineaux

All liberals.


35 posted on 11/29/2007 2:35:57 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: padre35
CNN is the Pravda of Arm of Clinton Inc.

Don't insult Pravda like that. THe propaganda of CNN is entertainment for other liberals.

36 posted on 11/29/2007 2:37:06 PM PST by alrea (Surveillance for national security: bad. Surveillance for election: good)
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To: chadwimc

Trent WAS a Democrat.....he hasn’t come far.


37 posted on 11/29/2007 2:37:38 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

WIth the exception of everyone involved with the RNC of Mississippi, I would agree.

McCain and Arlen being the lead in that pack.


38 posted on 11/29/2007 2:40:30 PM PST by rineaux (How dare you, how dare you question the Clinton's wrecked record.)
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To: Sub-Driver

canceled or merely postponed until bail is made?


39 posted on 11/29/2007 2:43:06 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: padre35

BTTT


40 posted on 11/29/2007 2:46:28 PM PST by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: rineaux

Haley Barbour is one of the good people.


41 posted on 11/29/2007 2:47:24 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Candidates must hate it when their donors are indicted. Especially Hillary, so much money to return.


42 posted on 11/29/2007 2:52:33 PM PST by SJackson (seems to me it is entirely proper to start a Zionist State around Jerusalem, T Roosevelt, neocon)
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To: Sub-Driver; Clintonfatigued; WKB; wardaddy; ejonesie22; bkwells; DogwoodSouth; WileyPink; jmax; ...

HA!

Mississippi ping!


43 posted on 11/29/2007 2:54:44 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bwaaaaaahahaha...Another Democrat bites the dust.


44 posted on 11/29/2007 3:48:38 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: LibLieSlayer

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.


45 posted on 11/29/2007 4:49:24 PM PST by pollyg107
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To: pollyg107

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


46 posted on 11/29/2007 5:06:43 PM PST by pollyg107
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To: tx_eggman
Got to agree with those who advocate campaign finance reform.

As long as candidates have to make whores of themselves to raise so much money there will always be large scale corruption.

47 posted on 11/29/2007 5:11:09 PM PST by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: Da Coyote

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

ughhhhhhh


48 posted on 11/29/2007 5:19:43 PM PST by HiramQuick
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To: pollyg107
These guys are the kings of sleeze. Unbelievable... I hope dickie gets all his fees forwarded to a Federal pen! Thank you for the heads up!

LLS

49 posted on 11/29/2007 5:55:38 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hate it when that happens.


50 posted on 11/29/2007 6:19:15 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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