Skip to comments.When Attacking, Dodd Says Leave Wife Alone (What if she's a co-perp?)
Posted on 05/11/2009 5:13:21 PM PDT by Libloather
When Attacking, Dodd Says Leave Wife Alone
Updated 12:45 PM EDT, Mon, May 11, 2009
We all know that politics leading up to the 2010 Senate race is going to be vicious. U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd is at his most vulnerable as election season nears, but his latest political fight is not for his seat - right now. Its over his wifes credentials after a Republican state leader attacked them last week.
In an opinion-editorial in the Hartford Courant Sunday, Senator Dodd admitted to making mistakes and said he has been open and honest about them, but said this attack went too far.
I've been focused on doing my job fighting for you. However, this past week the attacks against me just went too far. The state GOP chairman, Chris Healy, attacked my wife, Jackie. He claimed she served on corporate boards and isn't qualified. That is a flat-out lie and it's low-blow politics at its worst.
What prompted the response was what Connecticut Republican Chairman Christopher Healy said in an article that appeared in Tuesdays Courant.
In it, he questioned whether Dodd's wife, Jackie Clegg Dodd was qualified for $400,000 to $500,000 a year by serving as a director on several corporate boards. The query was in response to a Hartford Courant article that ran on May 7.
Clegg Dodd serves on boards including the audit committee of Blockbuster Inc. and the board of CME Group, the world's largest futures exchange, the newspaper reports.
"It appears that Mrs. Dodd was given all of the privileges without the pedigree," Healy told the Courant. "If her most significant public credential is her business acumen, where was the business?"
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcconnecticut.com ...
dont worry, he doesn’t keep them very long anyways, a few years and then it’s another blond sandwich with Teddy on the boat in the Vineyard...
Funny, the rats never stop with families, why should we? Especially if the family members are as dirty as the rat politician.
Surely you jest....
Too bad Chris Dodd doesn’t have a teenage daughter we could rake over the coals. Typical libtard, they can dish it out but they can’t take it.
Dodd is now desperately trying to play the victim for public sympathy.
It is his last resort.
Hopefully this guy can survive his own primary.
I want the GOP to take him out, not another Democrat.
Democrats commonly use spouses and other family as bagmen for the endless bribes they extract.
Sorry, Dodd. Your blatantly crooked wife is definitely fair game.
“Leave my wife alone, but we’ll ravage the teenage daughter of your V.P. candidate!” Dodd is a criminal, traitor and just an all-around piss poor person!
Ms. Clegg has not done squat beyond getting hitched to the senator. Give the long list of her contributions to the business or academic world. Please help, senator!
This looks like just another short-cut to stream-lining the cash flow to the senator. I can think of word beginning with the letter “B”.
Since the Dodd story broke June 2008, the five-term senator has offered contradictory fragments of explanations and intentions. Dodd gallops the gamut from calling the allegations of special treatment "outrageous" to pledging repeatedly and specifically to release documents related to the $800,000 in sweetheart deals he got from Countrywide.
Still claiming "there's nothing there," Dodd refuses to say whether his Senate campaign committee's payments of $60,000 last summer to a Washington law firm----- which has a history of representing Democratic senators in trouble-----were for his defense in the Senate ethics investigation of his dealings with Countrywide.
Dodd suggested, before he fled to his third home in Ireland last August, that Countrywide was not cooperating in providing information. Dodd still claims there was nothing unusual about the $800,000 in mortgages he got from Countrywide in 2003, but records refute that, too.
Documents indicate that Dodd was getting a mortgage of $276,150 on his second home in Connecticut on July 3, 2003. The amount was reduced to $275,042 and the mortgage he was refinancing was paid off. Dodd and his wife also got a home equity loan on their Connecticut property in East Haddam from Countrywide that day.
But those loans took a very strange course.
For nearly a year and a half, Countrywide failed (or declined) to secure its interest in Dodd's home by taking the ordinary and essential step of presenting the documents to the local town clerk and recording them in the land records.
The standard routine is for the homeowner to sign the loan documents, the borrowed money is sent to the lender being paid off and the new mortgage is recorded on local land records within a few days.
Dodd, however, signed some (but not all) of his loan documents himself.
Agents of Countrywide signed his $275,042 Connecticut mortgage. His previous mortgage with Countrywide was paid off but the new mortgage did not appear on the local land records for an astonishing 16 months.
For nearly a year and a half, Countrywide failed (or declined) to secure its interest in Dodd's home by taking the ordinary and essential step of presenting the documents to the local town clerk and recording them in the land records. This is exceedingly rare in the mortgage business. Too bad for Dodd mortgages leave detailed paper trails.
GET THIS DONE NOW
Now, it's likely that Dodd is on his hands and knees pleading with Obama to call off the Feds. That's why we need to take other routes to see that justice is done. For example----Dodd (and his wife and family) are probably enrolled in high-roller comp programs at Conn casinos (and/or in other gambling venues). These programs show every nickel high rollers bet---including wins on which high rollers may not have paid taxes.
Casinos are very tightly regulated. They are more than happy to cooperate with authorities---to protect their licenses.
Casinos would also have records on the amount of untraceable casino chips Dodd (his wife and his family) received-----maybe gifts from AIG, Cassano, or Dodd's pal Angelo.
Authorities should also inquire if Dodd, Cassano, Angelo or AIG wire-transferred monies into Dodd's casino account, and if taxes were paid on these monies.
Connecticut Division of Special Revenue (Gaming Control Board)
WEB SITE http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cache:EPdMRVRy8g8J:www.ct.gov/dosr/
Division of Special Revenue (casino control)
555 Russell Rd.
Newington CT 06111-1523
Division of Special Revenue (casino control)
P.O. Box 310424
Newington CT 06131-0424
Another possibility: Dodd, AIG, Cassano, and Angelo, may have used NETeller Plc to illegally convert monies that were then transferred offhore---to overseas gambling companies, for their personal use later. NETeller is an Isle of Man-based payment processor for gambling Web sites (suspected of having operations in the US Virgin Islands---a notorious money-laundering bank haven).
DODD'S WIFE A PAID BOARD MEMBER OF AIG SUBSIDIARY (Dodd says bringing this up is a "cheap political trick")
While Dodd rigged the laws to benefit AIG, his wife, Jackie Clegg, was compensated by a company managed by a subsidiary of AIG in 2003, according to a proxy statement, Clegg received $1,000 per month and an additional $1,000 for each Directors' and committee meeting she attended. Clegg served on the Audit and Investment committees during her final year on the board. IPC paid millions each year to other AIG-related companies for administrative and other services.
Clegg was a diligent director. In 2003, the proxy statement reported, she attended more than 75% of board and committee meetings.
Clegg served on the board while she was managing partner of Clegg International Consultants, LLC, which she created in 2001, the year she joined the board of IPC.