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ABC Corrects Clinton's Indiana Tale Blaming Bush for Closed Factory
newsbusters ^ | May 1, 2008 | Brent Baker

Posted on 05/01/2008 10:14:59 AM PDT by jaydubya2

ABC reporter Jake Tapper on Wednesday night undermined Hillary Clinton's campaign trail tale blaming the Bush administration for allowing a Valparaiso, Indiana manufacturer of magnets for smart-bombs to move to China, costing 200 jobs and giving the technology to the communist regime. Tapper, however, pointed out that the sale occurred in 1995 and was approved by....the Clinton administration. “Senator Clinton decries how the company Magnequench moved from Indiana to China in 2003,” Tapper reported, “but there's one key part of the story Senator Clinton tends to leave out: Her husband's role.” He elaborated:

Over and over again, Clinton blames President Bush for dropping the ball on a national security issue -- including in a new TV ad....What Clinton does not say is that her husband could have stopped it because the Chinese bought Magnequench in 1995 when he was President. And his administration approved the deal despite national security concerns...

As for “one of Senator Clinton's main arguments” -- that “the Chinese now know our secrets” -- Tapper relayed how “former Magnequench Vice President Andrew Albers says that's false. By the 2003 move, he says, the Chinese already knew everything” so no secrets or intellectual property were transferred to China.

TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: chinagate; clinton; hillaryclinton
Hillary busted for blaming Bush...Again.
1 posted on 05/01/2008 10:15:00 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: jaydubya2

I’m surprised she can keep a straight face after the Loral Space kickback from the Red Chinese.

2 posted on 05/01/2008 10:17:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Dill Bill “massive ego” O’Reilly mention that in his interview? Why not?

3 posted on 05/01/2008 10:18:54 AM PDT by mallardx
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To: mallardx

I heard some clips of the show this morning. Sounds like O’Reilly erved up mostly softballs to the Pantsuit.

4 posted on 05/01/2008 10:21:38 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: mallardx

I heard something about this the other day, she said yeah Bill approved the sale, but supposedly they weren’t to take the jobs to China. Then she said Bush approved the company to move to China so it was Bush’s fault for the lost jobs. Somebody explain to me how that works LOL

5 posted on 05/01/2008 10:23:19 AM PDT by visualops ( . nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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To: jaydubya2
The only reason the MSM is calling out Clinton for her continuing fairy tales is that it is deep in the tank for Obama.
6 posted on 05/01/2008 10:29:15 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: visualops

Oh, supposedly the Chinese bought it with the intention of just owning a company that manufactured in the US? righhhttt....

Try again, Hillary.

7 posted on 05/01/2008 10:30:54 AM PDT by Aria (NO RAPIST ENABLER FOR PRESIDENT!!!)
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To: jaydubya2
Hmmmmm, no mention of the Chinese/Indonesians buying (from her husband) security secrets and computer technology to aim missiles at the USA .

Not to mention burying Clinton in money to get him elected in the nineties.

How arrogant of her to open up that can of worms.

8 posted on 05/01/2008 10:31:48 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: jaydubya2

The big story here is that Hillary has been busted for lying by ABC News. To be fair, Hillary has been conditioned for years to believe the MSM would cover for her lies, as they did Bill’s. This change isn’t because the MSM is trying to be more objective (heaven forbid), but because they’re more partisan for Obama.

9 posted on 05/01/2008 10:33:15 AM PDT by Spok (Ignorance is no excuse-it's the real thing.)
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To: Spok

I though Hill was 2nd in command in the 90’s, how could she misspeak about this detail?

10 posted on 05/01/2008 10:35:04 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: jaydubya2
Actually it was a 2 step deal.

The Clintons initiated it....Bush brought the deal home.

They're both culpable.

And that's how I think of them now....working in tandem.

11 posted on 05/01/2008 10:39:45 AM PDT by Guenevere (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.)
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To: jaydubya2

Hey Shrillary, care to explain how LORAL’s providing missile technology during your husband’s term is also Bush’s fault??? I didn think you would, b****.

12 posted on 05/01/2008 10:40:27 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: jaydubya2
Boy oh boy, this all seems relevant now.

Almost ten years ago now, I wrote a half dozen or so mock screenplays that formed a book called Citizen Clinton. The following scene brings in lots of facts from the Clinton era about their Chinese espionage/campaign contributions connnections. It contains a lot of facts, with some heavy imagining mixed in (particularly the congressional hearings that never happened, but should have.)

For the record, on the day Waco burned, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and James Riady were indeed meeting in the Oval Office. My apologies for the length, but the memories of their deeds are fading.


Al Gore is seated in front of the President’s desk, next to James Riady and John Huang. While the men chat, a television is set up in the corner of the room. The president occasionally glances at the television, but is also concerned with talking to the people in his office. On the TV, the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, is burning to the ground, with 80 members of the group perishing in the inferno.
RIADY: When I provided $100,000 dollars to your 1992 campaign, I viewed that money as a favor for a friend. I let you know then, that the day might come when I would ask a favor of you in return. Well, Mr. President, today is that day.
CLINTON: Wooohaaa!! Look at that guy on fire! Janet’s really screwed this one up. I’ll hold this one over her for years. Yooowww!! (laughing) That’s gotta hurt! Sorry James, I got a little distracted. You need a favor? No problem. You get what you paid for around here. I’m sure I can count on you for the ’96 campaign, as well.
RIADY: Of course, you are man of honor. A man who keeps his promises.
CLINTON: As long as the check clears! There’s another one! Whoops! It’s a kid! Nice job, Janet, ya big dope. Here, let me turn this off. It’s distracting.
GORE: In my book, I show how the electrical power consumed for each hour of watching television leads indirectly to a half-acre of destruction to the rainforest.
CLINTON: That’s nice, Al.
RIADY: As you know, my company, the Lippo Group, is in fact a joint venture of China Resources, a holding company wholly owned by the Chinese communist government and used as a front for Chinese espionage operations.
CLINTON: I am well aware of that.
RIADY: Well, in order to facilitate the transfer of your supercomputer technology to our military, we would like you to install my associate here, John Huang, in your Commerce Department.
CLINTON: No problemo, James. I got Ron Brown over there, running the show. The State Department occasionally gets in the way with those supercomputer sales. I’ll transfer that authority over to Commerce to speed things up.
RIADY: How will you be able to that?
CLINTON: Executive order. Stroke of the pen - law of the land! Pretty cool, huh? Congress could challenge it, but they all have their heads up their asses. Will Mr. Huang be needing any security clearance?
RIADY: Actually, he’ll need access to the highest levels of classified documents regarding these computers and data encryption. This may be a problem with your FBI, considering Mr. Huang’s connections to the Chinese military.
CLINTON: I am the president, James. That will not be a problem.
RIADY: Wonderful. I have instructed Mr. Huang to funnel many hundreds of thousands of dollars to your 1996 re-election campaign.
CLINTON: (slyly) You’re getting warmer...
GORE: As is the earth, due to the destructive nature of a technological civilization.
RIADY: That figure could move up into the millions, but we will need to add a few additional items.
CLINTON: And those items would be...
RIADY: My family owns one of the world’s two major sources of clean burning coal on earth. The other lies underground in an area of Utah. If you could declare this area, which is about the size of Connecticut, off-limits to mining, it would make our deposits in Indonesia much more valuable.
CLINTON: That could be a little tricky. I could swing an executive order to do that too, though. It would help if this land were ecologically sensitive.
GORE: All land is ecologically sensitive.
CLINTON: Stifle yourself, Al! We’re talking business here. Are there any endangered species hanging around out there?
RIADY: No, unfortunately, it is pretty much your standard Western scrub land.
CLINTON: Listen James, if I can’t find some ecological justification, I’ll just say it’s “for the children”. That always shuts my critics up in a flash.
RIADY: Lastly, we would also like your nation’s cumulative knowledge of nuclear bomb technology. The so-called “Legacy Codes”.
CLINTON: I’ll see to it that my people at Los Alamos get a little lax... you’ll keep the contributions flowing for this?
RIADY: Like a firehose!
CLINTON: Done and done.
Clinton rises to shake hands all around. Al Gore, looking lost, shakes hands with Riady and Huang, oblivious to the nature of the business just conducted.


A long shot of the Congressional Hearing Room. Janet Reno is sitting at a table in a gray wool dress. To her left is Attorney David Kendall, to her right is Attorney Johnny Cochran. Rep. Lindsey Graham is questioning her.
GRAHAM: Miss Reno, when you were given this report, in November of 1998, why did you not act to stop this hemorrhaging of our nuclear weapons data?
RENO: Congressman, in all due respect, at the time, all the prosecutors in my office were looking into serious allegations that some churches were maintaining tax-exempt status while actively “not liking” President Clinton.
GRAHAM: Let me read from the report: “the Energy Department recorded 324 attacks on its unclassified computer systems from outside the United States between October 1997 and June 1998, including instances when outsiders successfully gained complete access and total control to create, view, modify or execute any and all information stored on the system.”
COCHRAN: Mr. Graham, have you ever used the word, “Chink” when referring to an individual of an Asian persuasion?
GRAHAM: You were warned Mr. Cochran. Would the Federal Marshals please remove Mr. Cochran from the hearing room at this time?
Two armed men in suits pick up Johnny Cochran by the arm pits, and drag him towards the doorway.
COCHRAN: The system of justice demands that your racist past be explored! We have evidence that while in college, you ordered a “Kamikaze” in a bar called Whitloe’s. That bartender is willing to testify about that horrific, denigrating slur. Nuclear weaponry pales in its ability to destroy when compared to the racist utterances that emanate...
He is gone from the room. Janet Reno is really looking nervous now, and begins to shake as Mr. Graham continues.
GRAHAM: Miss Reno, a look at the records of your Justice Department, reveals that federal officials requested 2,686 wiretaps between 1993 and 1997. Your Justice Department approved 2,685. In those four years, just one request was turned down - the request to wiretap the most destructive spy in the history of the United States, Mr. Wen Ho Lee.
RENO: A simple bureaucratic snafu?
GRAHAM: I have here a picture taken in 1994 - September, I believe...are you familiar with this picture?
RENO: (now openly sobbing) Yes, I am. I am.
GRAHAM: And where was this photograph taken?
RENO: In my office... (sob)... my office at the Justice Department.
GRAHAM: In this picture, you are wearing a wastepaper basket on your head, and you are holding a three-quarters-empty bottle of scotch. You appear to be inebriated. Were you intoxicated at the time this picture was taken?
RENO: Yes, congressman, I was shitfaced. Drunk as a sailor.
GRAHAM: On your left is James Riady, on your right is Mr. Wen Ho Lee, and to his right is General Ding Henggao, former commander of the Chinese Commission on Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Mr. Riady is handing you a few hundred dollar bills, and a new bottle of scotch. Mr. Lee is handing the General, who is a leading Chinese Communist expert on nuclear technology, a folder. The folder is coded FXT00D129. Are you aware of what our investigation showed this folder to contain?
RENO: The access codes and passwords for our defense department computers.
GRAHAM: And...
RENO: (bawling) Our nuclear launching codes!
Gasps and exclamations break out all over the hearing room. Flash bulbs are exploding rapid fire. The committee chairman begins banging furiously with his gavel, as Kendall jumps off his chair. He picks up one of the three phone books he has been sitting on, and begins beating Janet Reno with it.
KENDALL: Shut up, you stupid bitch!! Don’t tell them anymore!! We could all get the death penalty!!
The armed federal agents move forward to grab him, but before they get a chance, Janet Reno rifles a backhand across Kendall’s face, and he falls to the ground, bloodied and sobbing. A wet stain grows around his groin area, as the scene fades out….

13 posted on 05/01/2008 10:59:07 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead


14 posted on 05/01/2008 11:05:45 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: jaydubya2

She lies again

15 posted on 05/01/2008 11:06:38 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: jaydubya2

Isn’t it interesting how the media who just weeks ago could say nothing bad about Hillary are now able to say nothing good? For them, it’s all in whose ox gets gored.

16 posted on 05/01/2008 11:24:18 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: jaydubya2
Just one question... Why didn't Bush, or his team, correct the witch? Like always, he doesn't fight back, and Cheney might as well be a mute. Cheney is an unmitigated disaster, and has been for 8 years. Bush isn't far behind. To hell with both, if they don't fight back against the Dems

The damage they've done with their inaction will last decades... if not longer.

17 posted on 05/01/2008 11:27:19 AM PDT by NYC Republican (John McCain- Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory...)
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To: riverdawg


18 posted on 05/01/2008 11:30:22 AM PDT by NYC Republican (John McCain- Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory...)
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To: jaydubya2

Too bad Ron Brown is dead. He could clarify things I’m sure.

19 posted on 05/01/2008 8:39:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin 1936. Olympics for murdering regimes. Beijing 2008.)
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To: dead

I remember this essay you did... and it’s a classic.

The damage these Clintons have done to our nation is incalculable, and will only be realized over 50-100 years in the future. I frankly couldn’t give a good g*dd*m about bl*w jobs in the WH (except to show the Teensy One’s complete lack or respect for the trust the american people handed him).

I care about these things that will keep giving and giving and giving.

The two most corrupt, evil politicians this country has ever had to face.

And people actually fawn over the GD cow Hillary nowadays—sadly even on my beloved FR site. As though Obama ever had the slightest chance in hell when up against the Clinton corruption machine.

20 posted on 05/02/2008 3:10:51 PM PDT by Husker8877
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