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GOP may seek Bill Clinton’s testimony (National sitcom - episode two...)
Politico ^ | 12/10/08 | AMIE PARNES & GLENN THRUSH

Posted on 12/10/2008 8:21:36 PM PST by Libloather

GOP may seek Bill Clinton’s testimony

Senate Republicans are considering asking Bill Clinton to testify at his wife’s confirmation hearing about potential conflicts of interest involving his worldwide charitable enterprises.

“There are concerns about his international work across the board,” a Republican aide, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Politico. “Seeking donations from foreign governments is definitely concerning. ... It has been discussed, and it will be discussed.”

While spouses frequently attend nominees’ confirmation hearings, they are usually there for moral support and window dressing — a sympathetic face in the row of seats behind the witness table.

Indeed, it’s unusual to have anyone aside from the nominee testify at a confirmation hearing.

But there’s nothing usual about Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, and some Senate Republicans may relish the thought of putting Washington’s ultimate power couple though the wringer before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next month.

One of the Republicans most concerned about Bill Clinton’s role is Sen. David Vitter (R-La.).

Democratic aides say the former president has already resolved any conflict-of-interest issues by agreeing to forgo fundraising from foreign governments. If Republican senators have questions about the arrangement, the Democratic aides say, those questions could be “handled in private” — before the confirmation hearing begins — or during the questioning of Hillary Clinton herself.

A spokesman for the former president had no comment.

Hillary Clinton is making the rounds this week, meeting with members of the committee. She could satisfy Republican concerns about her husband’s arrangements during those sessions. Even if she doesn’t, one GOP aide acknowledged that Republican senators probably wouldn’t go to the mat over an appearance by the former president.

“They want to push her hard on his clients,” the aide said. “But they are probably not going to go all the way because of the potential blowback.”

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bill; cgi; clinton; donors; foundation; globalinitiative; haha; hillary; testimony

Maybe the Chicoms can come to the rescue...

1 posted on 12/10/2008 8:21:37 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Yes, I was going to suggest they should ask him how much he was paid by the ChiComs for our top nuclear secrets and ICBM technology.

2 posted on 12/10/2008 8:37:17 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Libloather

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3 posted on 12/10/2008 9:15:56 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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One of the Republicans most concerned about Bill Clinton’s role is Sen. David Vitter (R-La.).

I am sure that Vitter needs an updated course on how to get away with cheating on a spouse since he did not do so well himself, than anything substantial. I hope to God that Vitter is FINALLY taken out in his next election.

4 posted on 12/11/2008 12:53:47 AM PST by napscoordinator
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