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Are Secret Clinton White House Tapes Lost to History?
ABC News ^ | 18 Mar 2014 | Steven Portnoy

Posted on 03/18/2014 4:31:20 PM PDT by mandaladon

Among the thousands of pages of documents released by the Clinton Library recently, two had this tantalizing notation at the top: “Tape One, Side One.”

That stamp appeared on transcripts of two conversations Bill Clinton had behind closed doors with aides inside the Oval Office. They included the president’s ribald remarks on race, frank talk about gays, and even how to prepare for Y2K. And they were captured on cassette tapes.

All of which raises the question: Could there be “Clinton Tapes” — in the tradition of Nixon, Kennedy and LBJ? Might we hear Clinton in his famous Arkansas twang musing that Rep. Tom DeLay was “probably” to blame for the notorious dragging death of a black man? Could we hear Clinton admit that talking about gays caused his poll numbers to drop? Or that he wishes he could advise Americans to buy shotgun shells before the millennium?

That seems doubtful, as the newly-identified recordings appear to be lost to history. When ABC News asked for copies of the tapes, officials at the Clinton Library (part of the National Archives and Records Administration) said they couldn’t find them.

“The creation of this particular audio tape, its use, and any transcription [aides] chose to make were all done by White House staff prior to the transfer of Clinton Presidential records to NARA, and as such we simply don’t know much more than what can be found by searching the holdings as our Archival staff has done,” library official Diane LeBlanc wrote ABC News in an e-mail.

Transcripts of the remarks provided some of the more tantalizing tidbits from the Clinton Library’s latest batch of previously withheld documents release Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: clinton; clintonlibrary; clintonscandals; coverup; destroyedevidence; hillary2016; movealong; nothingtoseehere; x42
The casual Oval Office chatter offers readers a side of Clinton that Americans never saw while he was in office. The actual audio recordings, on cassettes referenced in the transcripts, could provide incalculable historic and political value today................I bet
1 posted on 03/18/2014 4:31:20 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Have they checked Sandy Berger’s underwear for the tapes?


2 posted on 03/18/2014 4:33:13 PM PDT by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: Keli Kilohana

“..Have they checked Sandy Berger’s underwear for the tapes?”

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Sandy Burglar was a real piece of work. He was very typical of the level of crime that supported the Clintons (both of them)...lest we not forget ChinaGate and what the Clintonistas got away with (not going to Federal prison).


3 posted on 03/18/2014 4:36:00 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Keli Kilohana

Maybe evidence is on a dress in some closet in the Watergate...


4 posted on 03/18/2014 4:36:51 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: mandaladon
Recalling the days when the MSM hyperventilated over 18 erased minutes in the Nixon tapes.

Not to say they had any doubt what those 18 minutes contained.

5 posted on 03/18/2014 4:37:22 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: mandaladon

Oh well! Never mind that if a republican president had destroyed his records he would be brought up on charges.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 4:46:03 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: mandaladon

Hillary is storing them in the area formerly occupied by her billing records.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 4:51:22 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: mandaladon

How... Convenient...


8 posted on 03/18/2014 4:52:35 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: mandaladon

Big time shredder for those tapes and many of evidence no doubt.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 4:54:33 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Keli Kilohana; EagleUSA

What did they have that allowed him to get a slap on the wrist for what he did?


10 posted on 03/18/2014 4:55:53 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: skeeter

I just posted this to my facebook reminding my liberal “friends” about that fact.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 4:56:39 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: areukiddingme1

I have to admit, a guilty pleasure is watching the re-make of “Dallas” and last nights episode included the line “Have you ever heard of Monica Lewinsky?” as one of the bad guys described his scheme to use ahem “DNA evidence” to set-up one of the Ewings for an encounter with an underage girl.

Bill Clinton’s Legacy...


12 posted on 03/18/2014 5:00:49 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: skeeter

Considering HRC worked on Watergate, the irony is thick.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 5:04:01 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: mandaladon

That’s something I never understood about Nixon. The tapes were obviously a political bomb waiting to explode on him - why didn’t he burn them or something? Vanity? Some sense of history that would be lost? Bet Bubba wouldn’t keep anything like that, except maybe for his VHS tapes of Monica playing with the cigar.......


14 posted on 03/18/2014 5:06:01 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: PghBaldy

We should go dust off those legal procedures she recommending for Nixon and use them on her.


15 posted on 03/18/2014 5:06:55 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Ray76

Eeeeew, yuk!


16 posted on 03/18/2014 5:08:46 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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To: mandaladon

Took ‘em out with all the other stuff they tried to lift from the White House in the last days. When they returned the furniture and silverware they kept the tapes, I’d surmise.

So by the time someone said, “Hey, wait a minute...” they were long gone.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 5:12:24 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: mandaladon
Transcripts of the remarks provided some of the more tantalizing tidbits from the Clinton Library’s latest batch of previously withheld documents release Friday.

Nixon's tapes had Scandalous, Telling Admissions! The Clinton's tapes have oodles of "tantalizing tidbits."

18 posted on 03/18/2014 5:15:46 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: EagleUSA
Don't forget Lippo Bank, controlled by the Chinese Army. They donated dozens of sequentially numbered cashiers checks via the fake Buddhist Nuns to Algore’s campaign.
Today, Algore is a multimillionaire...
19 posted on 03/18/2014 5:23:27 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: mandaladon

The Clinton library has been well scrubbed of anything that could damage Hilary. If anyone looks for a particular story about the messes she made in the WH, must seek another source.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 5:26:38 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: skeeter

Any old Clinton tapes, or files of any kind, which show Clinton in a bad light are gone.

Anything which might reflect badly on Hillary is gone.

On the other hand, anything which reflects well on Bill or hillary will be made available for the media and the talking heads to mull over.

Why did Sandy Berger smuggle info out of the National Archives? Of course it was to remove info that reflected badly on Clinton. The media was never very interested in him, however. We never found out what he removed.


21 posted on 03/18/2014 5:28:00 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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I believe the Clinton’s have COVERED their tracks from the very beginning..we will learn nothing NEW...

Hillary must pay for BENGHAZI..four American families are still suffering from her actions..

wake up voters...NO MORE CLINTON’S..THAT INCLUDES YOU CHELSEA, YOUR NOT WANTED EITHER...


22 posted on 03/18/2014 5:35:33 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: EagleUSA

where is Sandy Berger at???

any one know???


23 posted on 03/18/2014 5:36:37 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: skeeter

I’d be curious to know what was on those 18 minutes.


24 posted on 03/18/2014 5:36:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: mandaladon
It's all buried with Vince Foster.
You will never get anything on Hillary nor BJ.

She was even filmed stumbling drunk on an airplane and falling down and the press would not dare touch the story.

Just check out her stiff-legged drunk stair climb and face plant after one of her binges in Yemen.

She's always falling down while drunk.

Hillary Drunk - falls down again

25 posted on 03/18/2014 5:46:41 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Keli Kilohana

Gee. Am I really the first to point out: “what the hell difference does it make anyway!?” Ha! But seriously, talk with almost any D and they don’t want Hillary. Not at all. A lot of them stay home


26 posted on 03/18/2014 5:49:59 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("H)
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To: BenLurkin
I'm far more interested in the Clinton Tapes.

Anything that might save us from the commie b*tch from heck and another 4/8 years of the sh*t sandwich diet.

27 posted on 03/18/2014 5:55:20 PM PDT by skeeter
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