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Oil Financier Admits Cash Got Access To White House (Clinton's treated WH like cash register)
Chicago Tribune ^ | Sept 19, 1997 | James Warren

Posted on 02/20/2014 11:13:17 PM PST by Titus-Maximus

WASHINGTON — Roger Tamraz, a flamboyant businessman who refused to take no for an answer, proudly acknowledged Thursday that campaign donations and persistence got him into the White House six times, despite the objections of President Clinton's national security advisers.

"If they kick me from the door, I come in through the window," Tamraz said during a much-anticipated appearance before a Senate panel investigating finance abuses in the 1996 presidential campaign. Alternately droll, irascible, self-righteous, self-pitying and intriguingly coy about longtime CIA ties, Tamraz provided the first vivid look at a largely maligned species during the 6-week-old hearing: a major political contributor.

Tamraz, 57, a Lebanese-American oil financier, conceded that his $300,000 in Democratic contributions were aimed at getting a White House hearing for a proposed $2.5 billion Caspian Sea pipeline project.

Although evidence suggests he got only Clinton's fleeting attention and never the formal U.S. support he sought, he said he does not feel shortchanged.

"I think that next time, I'll give $600,000," he told Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), eliciting laughs but leaving the impression he might be serious.

His testimony came a day after a White House national security adviser testified that she was the object of fierce lobbying on behalf of Tamraz, whom she felt the White House should "avoid like the plague."

Tamraz said his political contributions stemmed from a mix of private business interest, ego and geopolitical concerns. It certainly wasn't political ideology because, he confirmed, he has given to each party and has never registered to vote.

An unceasing quest to be heard led him to donate money, then develop relationships with senior officials at the CIA, the Energy Department and the Democratic National Committee, among others, long before he confronted an apparent roadblock, the National Security Council.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: clintons; tamraz
Clintons pimped the WH hard for money, seems to be forgotten.

This history needs to be retold.

1 posted on 02/20/2014 11:13:17 PM PST by Titus-Maximus
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To: Titus-Maximus
when haven't they?
(pimping/whoring for $$$$; $lick Willie/
SHRILLary.."what difference does it make")

2 posted on 02/20/2014 11:27:58 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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3 posted on 02/20/2014 11:49:07 PM PST by Stand Watch Listen (DEFUND the GOPe it wants our money, our votes, but NOT our principles/values/beliefs)
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To: Titus-Maximus

Apart from Hillary breaking the law while at the Rose Law Firm, we shouldn’t forget that White Water was a real estate business that beat a number of old people out of their life savings and retirement. It is for certain that Hillary never lost a moment’s sleep worrying about it. She is a vicious pig, every bit as narcissistic and sociopathic as her rapist husband.

4 posted on 02/20/2014 11:59:53 PM PST by pallis
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There were many things over which Clinton needed to be impeached but whenever investigations started to gain traction, a sex scandal would pop up and distract public attention; this actually gained him sympathy as it made Clinton look like a victim of puritanical Republicans.
It should have been pretty obvious that it was Clinton himself ordering these leaks as no one else knew what he had been up to.

Odd as it may seem, Clinton used his own smut to cover up real crimes.

5 posted on 02/21/2014 12:28:12 AM PST by stormhill
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To: Titus-Maximus

This is eerily similar to the series House of Cards! The Clintons could be Frank and Claire Underwood.

6 posted on 02/21/2014 12:47:50 AM PST by gattaca (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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If one doesn’t “pimp” the White House for money now, one could “pimp” it for recognition afterwards... I think that a wearied Barack Obama will in fact step down as scheduled, but that also he’s probably going to be lionized all over the place for a long time.

7 posted on 02/21/2014 2:20:37 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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Once Clinton reached critical mass, it was the media that covered up for him and Hillary. They kept the Clintons in power and, if they can, they’ll return them to power.

8 posted on 02/21/2014 3:14:56 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: pallis
Hillary broke the law while at the Rose Law Firm.......much later, she mysteriously found the missing law firm records on a table in the WH......nobody named Clinton knew how they got there.


Excerpted from EO-History: The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.

Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.


“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”

How could a 27-year-old House staff member do all that? She couldn’t do it by herself, but Zeifman said she was one of several individuals – including Marshall, special counsel John Doar and senior associate special counsel (and future Clinton White House Counsel) Bernard Nussbaum – who engaged in a seemingly implausible scheme to deny Richard Nixon the right to counsel during the investigation.

Why would they want to do that?

Because, according to Zeifman, they feared putting Watergate break-in mastermind E. Howard Hunt on the stand to be cross-examined by counsel to the president. Hunt, Zeifman said, had the goods on nefarious activities in the Kennedy Administration that would have made Watergate look like a day at the beach – including Kennedy’s purported complicity in the attempted assassination of Fidel Castro.

The actions of Hillary and her cohorts went directly against the judgment of top Democrats, up to and including then-House Majority Leader Tip O’Neill, that Nixon clearly had the right to counsel.

Zeifman says that Hillary, along with Marshall, Nussbaum and Doar, was determined to gain enough votes on the Judiciary Committee to change House rules and deny counsel to Nixon. And in order to pull this off, Zeifman says Hillary wrote a fraudulent legal brief, and confiscated public documents to hide her deception.

The brief involved precedent for representation by counsel during an impeachment proceeding. When Hillary endeavored to write a legal brief arguing there is no right to representation by counsel during an impeachment proceeding, Zeifman says, he told Hillary about the case of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, who faced an impeachment attempt in 1970.

“As soon as the impeachment resolutions were introduced by (then-House Minority Leader Gerald) Ford, and they were referred to the House Judiciary Committee, the first thing Douglas did was hire himself a lawyer,” Zeifman said.

The Judiciary Committee allowed Douglas to keep counsel, thus establishing the precedent. Zeifman says he told Hillary that all the documents establishing this fact were in the Judiciary Committee’s public files. So what did Hillary do?

“Hillary then removed all the Douglas files to the offices where she was located, which at that time was secured and inaccessible to the public,” Zeifman said. Hillary then proceeded to write a legal brief arguing there was no precedent for the right to representation by counsel during an impeachment proceeding – as if the Douglas case had never occurred.

The brief was so fraudulent and ridiculous, Zeifman believes Hillary would have been disbarred if she had submitted it to a judge.

9 posted on 02/21/2014 3:30:23 AM PST by Liz
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The Clintons have their very own Muslim terrorist to carry out presidential orders.

BACKSTORY Billy Boy Clinton was grinning like a simpering fool at the annual meeting of the tax-exempt "Clinton Global Initiative Foundation"....even Boobomba was there hugging Billy like they were old pals.....all in the wake of the bombshell news that:

<><> the tax-exempt Clinton Global Initiative Foundation uses shady financing;

<><> the tax-exempt Clinton Global Initiative had employed an active Muzzie terrorist named Gehad el-Haddad (The stupid Clintons did not know Gehad was Farsi for "jihad")

Gehad also knows how the Muslim Brotherhood launders money to finance terrorism, using "tax-exempt foundations."


THE CLINTON FOUNDATIONS / MUSLIM TERRORISM CONNECTION --- The recent story that a Muslim terrorist was working at the Clinton Foundation AND conducting terrorist activities at the same time, explains why the Clintons just remade themselves into the hallowed "Clinton Family Foundation."

The Clintons doing their "Holy Family" act.

NOTE The Clintons' shady foundation financing is unveiled in a recent NYT expose of Clinton corruption, greed, entitlement, nepotism, cronyism.


DHS and the State Dept recently published new exemptions in the Federal Register to welcome more terrorists seeking "asylum" in the screwing around a ban in the Immigration and Nationality Act that currently excludes refugees and asylum seekers who had provided limited material support, no matter how minor, to terrorists.

“These exemptions cover five kinds of limited material support that have adversely and unfairly affected refugees and asylum seekers with no tangible connection to terrorism: material support that was insignificant in amount or provided incidentally in the course of everyday social, commercial, family or humanitarian interactions, or under significant pressure,” a DHS official explained.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry signed the Obama exemptions.

NOTE: Claiming "asylum" triggers endless monthly SS checks.

10 posted on 02/21/2014 3:33:11 AM PST by Liz
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WIKI Hollywood multi-billionaire openly-gay David Geffen was an early supporter of Barack Obama for president and raised $1.3 million for Obama in a star-studded Beverly Hills fundraiser.

On February 21, 2007, in an interview with Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, Geffen described Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bill Clinton in unflattering terms: “Everybody in politics lies, but they do it with such ease, it’s troubling.”

Geffen said that Hillary Clinton was “incredibly polarizing” and described Bill Clinton as “reckless” and cast doubt on those who say he has become a different person since leaving offic

11 posted on 02/21/2014 3:37:24 AM PST by Liz
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