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Marc Rich dies at 78 in Switzerland
Fox News, AP ^ | June 26, 2013 | Fox News, AP

Posted on 06/26/2013 4:45:55 AM PDT by sodpoodle

Marc Rich, the trader known as the "King of Commodities" who was pardoned in 2001 by President Bill Clinton just hours before he left office, has died in Switzerland. He was 78.

Rich's Israel-based spokesman Avner Azulay says Rich died Wednesday and will be buried in Israel on Thursday.

Rich fled the United States to Switzerland in 1983 after being indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury on more than 50 counts of fraud, racketeering, trading with Iran during the U.S. Embassy hostage crisis and evading more than $48 million in income taxes

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/06/26/financier-marc-rich-who-fled-to-switzerland-in-183-and-was-pardoned-by-clinton/#ixzz2XK1P5Jvd

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billclinton; clinton; corruption; crook; doj; ericholder; holder; marcrich; pardon; rich
Just in.
1 posted on 06/26/2013 4:45:55 AM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: sodpoodle

But he’s just out.


2 posted on 06/26/2013 4:47:08 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: sodpoodle

No tears from me


3 posted on 06/26/2013 4:47:38 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: sodpoodle

Isn’t/Wasn’t Marc related to Denise Rich?


4 posted on 06/26/2013 4:49:06 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: sodpoodle

Wonder if the “press” will seek out Billy Boy for a comment? I can see the tears already forming in his glassy eyes.


5 posted on 06/26/2013 4:50:21 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: sodpoodle

He’s in a bitter place now.


6 posted on 06/26/2013 4:50:40 AM PDT by Dysart ( I'm terribly busy these days, but I read my posts whenever I can.)
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To: sodpoodle

Nothing more to buy...all the stores are closed where he’s gone.


7 posted on 06/26/2013 4:52:19 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: sodpoodle

A friend of Holder and now gets to pave the way for Eric.


8 posted on 06/26/2013 4:54:38 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: sodpoodle

“What does it profit a man...”


9 posted on 06/26/2013 4:54:41 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Ken522

ex-wife...divorced in 1992...


10 posted on 06/26/2013 4:55:02 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
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To: sodpoodle
...who was pardoned in 2001 by President Bill Clinton just hours before he left office

Did Hillary have a hand in this?

11 posted on 06/26/2013 4:55:09 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Billary, co presidents, two for the price of one.


12 posted on 06/26/2013 4:56:56 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Ken522

She gave two million bucks to the Clinton library fund to purchase that pardon for him.


13 posted on 06/26/2013 4:58:33 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: nuconvert

A clinton mobster dies... no tears from me.

LLS


14 posted on 06/26/2013 4:59:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: VRW Conspirator

His wife slept with ‘toon for a pardon.

LLS


15 posted on 06/26/2013 4:59:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Bill's kind of gal


16 posted on 06/26/2013 5:02:08 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

Gawd what a pig!


17 posted on 06/26/2013 5:04:12 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: sodpoodle

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-501743_162-4723774.html

DATED June 26, 2009!!!!!!!!!

The Holder - Marc Rich connection. Edward Snowden should be so lucky!!!!

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, is grilling attorney general nominee Eric Holder over Holder’s involvement in the Marc Rich pardon scandal.

Holder admitted under questioning by Specter that he was not fully aware of Rich’s record, including allegations of arms dealing, before recommending a pardon to former President Bill Clinton.

But Holder denied an allegation made by House committee that had probed the incident that he recommended Jack Quinn, former White House counsel, be hired by the Rich family to represent the financier.

He also disputed some of Speceter’s recitation of the fact surrounding the Rich pardon application, which was granted right before Clinton left office in January 2001, including whether he told Quinn to go directly to the White House to seek

“That is not correct,” Holder said when asked whether he had recommended Quinn as Rich’s lawyer.

“I never told Quinn to go to the White House with the pardon application,” Quinn added.

It was a tense exchange, and Specter promised that he would revisit the issue when the committee begins its next round of questioning.


18 posted on 06/26/2013 5:04:45 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: sodpoodle

It was Eric Holder who brought “Slick Willie” the list of those to be “pardoned”.Also(on the list)were the Puerto Rican Terrorists!!!


19 posted on 06/26/2013 5:05:44 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: sodpoodle

Another one of the rapist in chiefs pardons along with the pardon of the FALN terrorists all so Ms. Pants suit could play Senator. Yes, what a wonderful job she did as Senator - She did absolutely nothing.


20 posted on 06/26/2013 5:05:53 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: bandleader

YUP!!! Eric the Red - again!!!! see my Post#18


21 posted on 06/26/2013 5:06:55 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: nascarnation

Yep... agreed!


22 posted on 06/26/2013 5:14:07 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: sodpoodle

BIH you criminal..Your friends will join you one day so save a pace for them by the fire..


23 posted on 06/26/2013 5:16:23 AM PDT by PLD
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To: sodpoodle

Too bad, so sad tough toenails. I hope he enjoys spending his wealth in Hades.


24 posted on 06/26/2013 5:17:37 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: sodpoodle

Marc Rich is the one that came up with the idea of the Oil for Food program sometime in 1992 IIRC.

The OFF program was used to play the oil futures market.

With the Clinton adm. making the decision when oil would be dumped on the market there was no way to loose.

Same as Hillary and her cattle futures, just on a much larger scale.

The $65 billion everyone was worried about in the OFF program was nothing but chump change, the cost of doing business.


25 posted on 06/26/2013 5:21:24 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: nascarnation

Nice purse.


26 posted on 06/26/2013 5:21:36 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: nascarnation

Looks like a friggin’ Madam.


27 posted on 06/26/2013 5:27:23 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: sodpoodle

Ya just gotta love a guy buddy of Clinton like that.


28 posted on 06/26/2013 5:33:10 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Rummyfan
Gawd what a pig!

Considering she's 69 yo I'd give her a bit of leeway.

29 posted on 06/26/2013 6:13:38 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Rummyfan; Lazamataz

Not sure what laz would give her


30 posted on 06/26/2013 6:15:17 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: nascarnation

There should be a FR ban on anything that has more than 6 inches of cleavage - male or female


31 posted on 06/26/2013 6:15:40 AM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: sodpoodle

One day, we may know how big the bribe was from Rich to the klintons that bought his pardon.


32 posted on 06/26/2013 6:17:21 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: from occupied ga

Sausage.


33 posted on 06/26/2013 6:17:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: bandleader

Holder has nothing for contempt for us. He keeps sneaking around, and forgetting everything he does.


34 posted on 06/26/2013 6:19:28 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: nascarnation
Looks like a burlesque costume.
35 posted on 06/26/2013 6:22:02 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: from occupied ga

Not sure what she would give Laz ... but there’s always penicillin.


36 posted on 06/26/2013 6:28:38 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: sodpoodle

They’re gonna bury him in the Holy Land? The ground will surely quake, open up and spit him back out.


37 posted on 06/26/2013 6:51:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: sodpoodle

I hear God does not accept Presidential pardons.


38 posted on 06/26/2013 6:52:58 AM PDT by mware
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To: sodpoodle

will Holder lower the US flag at DOJ to half-mast???

never did understand why he recommended Rich for pardon


39 posted on 06/26/2013 7:07:07 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: sodpoodle

Isn’t he the one whose wife “serviced” Bill Clinton, and gained the Pardon?


40 posted on 06/26/2013 7:55:23 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: from occupied ga

Pathetic woman.

She looks TERRIFIED of aging.

Poor, pathetic thing.


41 posted on 06/26/2013 8:57:03 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey

pathetic maybe, but most assuredly not poor.


42 posted on 06/26/2013 9:04:21 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: nuconvert
Prayers for his family. God Bless his soul as he ascends into Heaven.
43 posted on 06/26/2013 3:59:02 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

“God Bless his soul as he ascends into Heaven. “

That’s wishful thinking


44 posted on 06/26/2013 7:50:21 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

What did he do to not deserve Heaven? I forgot who this guy is, but I don’t like to pretend to be God.


45 posted on 06/27/2013 2:46:19 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks sodpoodle.


46 posted on 06/27/2013 4:30:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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