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Yeah, I Wrote the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Memo
POLITICO ^ | 04/27/2014 | Chris Lehane

Posted on 04/28/2014 5:43:07 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan

I stand by every word of it. And it’s even worse today.

Of the thousands of Clinton presidential records released to the public last week, one among them has received of the bulk of attention: a 332-page memo from 1995. The memo, which offers an in-depth analysis of the right-wing media, describes how conservative conspiracy theories about the Clintons passed from the fringes to the mainstream.

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Let’s go all the way back to the summer of 1995.

At the time, my then colleague (and current business partner) Mark Fabiani and I were working at the White House as lawyers in the counsel’s office and began to receive calls from mainstream media outlets asking us to respond to various bizarre items related to the late Vince Foster, a fellow White House lawyer who had tragically taken his own life in the summer of 1993. At first, we ignored the calls, as there was nothing to the story beyond the terrible loss of one of the president and first lady’s friends. However, as the calls continued without letup, and the nature of the questions became even more bizarre—to the point where we were asked to comment on alleged eyewitness sightings of Foster—we knew we had to get to the heart of the matter and began asking the reporters the basis for their questions. All roads led to a mysterious source—the newly exploding Internet.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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Dear Chris,

We Freepers are proud members of the VRWC.

1 posted on 04/28/2014 5:43:07 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Jim Robinson

Ping to the Class of 97/98.


2 posted on 04/28/2014 5:44:10 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Impressive. Your typical Harvard left winger who slurps from the politics of division.


3 posted on 04/28/2014 5:46:18 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Could they be more obvious in their intent? Really?


4 posted on 04/28/2014 5:46:28 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Right, because there was nothing mysterious about Vince Foster’s death. Unbelievable.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 5:46:33 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

It’s always a sad thing to watch a dumb creature like Mr. Lehane suffer from bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
May his descent into cognitive dissolution go quickly, for everyone else’s sake.


6 posted on 04/28/2014 5:47:31 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Chris Le Heinous. Marching to the beat of the Liberace drum for years....


7 posted on 04/28/2014 5:47:54 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BuckeyeTexan

,,,the other funny thing that Le Heinous doesn’t realize is that he is basically admitting Hitlery cannot think for herself, but that she had to have a limpy college kid write that line for her to use on the Today show....


8 posted on 04/28/2014 5:49:19 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I didn’t go anywhere. I’m looking forward to see Moanica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend’s so-called wife run.


9 posted on 04/28/2014 5:49:43 PM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I wondered whatever happened to the Arkansas State Trooper and driver that had to wait about 50 yards away from the limousine while Hillary and Vince were having their affair. Is he still alive and why hasn’t anyone mentioned it?


10 posted on 04/28/2014 5:51:41 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: BuckeyeTexan

On a scale of 0 to 10, when someone on the Left accuses us of something with a magnitude of 3 or 4, it’s because they are doing the same thing only much worse, like an 8 or 9 or 10. They have media cover, and they use their accusations as a distraction for their own much more sinister deeds.


11 posted on 04/28/2014 5:51:48 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Taken his OWN life...?!

1. No dirt on his shoes
2. Carpet fibers ALL over him
3. LEVITATION? No Foster footprints to his body
4. Gun in wrong hand
5. Pulled the trigger with his THUMB..?! No way
6. Gun made of parts from numerous other guns
7. Antisocial foreign weirdos seen hanging out at scene
8. FREAKING TONS OF OTHER STUFF


12 posted on 04/28/2014 5:52:01 PM PDT by gaijin
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13 posted on 04/28/2014 5:52:34 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: BuckeyeTexan

He’s so proud of his lie! The VRWC turned out to be non-existent and Clinton’s groping, harassing and likely raping Democrat women turned out to be true. Yet, the women must have been all lying, right? At least that’s what the DEMe has always stuck with.


14 posted on 04/28/2014 5:52:35 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Yep, Monica Lewinsky was a vast right-wing conspiracy.


15 posted on 04/28/2014 5:53:40 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: gaijin

9. Body moved
10. Ectopic blood pooling indicates post-mortem body move (Lazarus..?)
11. Threats to chief investigator


16 posted on 04/28/2014 5:53:58 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

12. Death note written strangely, then torn up, no Foster prints on death note


17 posted on 04/28/2014 5:56:03 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: BuckeyeTexan
"Of course, had we been just a little more business-savvy, we would have immediately relocated to Silicon Valley

But, being a Democrat,you had no business-savvy and you didn't go.

18 posted on 04/28/2014 6:08:33 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Chris Lehane...the original Rat enabling sleazebag.


19 posted on 04/28/2014 6:08:53 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
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20 posted on 04/28/2014 6:13:26 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; kristinn

This isn’t news. It was known in 1995.


21 posted on 04/28/2014 6:14:07 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: andyk
Oh yeah, there was nothing to see there at all...

[Flashback] No Intention To Question First Lady [Burwell went through Vince Foster's Trash]

22 posted on 04/28/2014 6:15:06 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

BTW, Lehane is every bit the assclown that Jonathan Chait or Dana Milbank is.


23 posted on 04/28/2014 6:15:35 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Very impressive, Chris. For a Democrat political consultant creating an enduring lie is like painting the Mona Lisa. That’s an awfully pathetic legacy for honest people, though.


24 posted on 04/28/2014 6:18:13 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I’m a bit confused. The Internet killed him?

I was certain the Clintons had something to do with it.
My bad.

We should ban the internet. There out a be a law! Write your congressman.


25 posted on 04/28/2014 6:22:35 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Norm Lenhart
The VRWC began in 1993? At the beginning of the internet?

Seriously how many people got their news from the internet in 1993? How many people were even ON the internet in 1993?

And the EVIL Fox News didn't start until 1995, and even then was very hard to find outside of a select few markets.

Many cable companies refused to even "allow" it.

26 posted on 04/28/2014 6:22:58 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“...as there was nothing to the story beyond the terrible loss of one of the president and first lady’s friends.”

This guy is dissembling and revising history from the get go in this article.

Foster was in the administration, not just some friend.


27 posted on 04/28/2014 6:30:10 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: boop

Hell man, don’t stop him...he’s on a roll! ;)

It was the AlGore invented internet. The one that existed in Al’s mind. Chrissy got his info there. So likely all his work is invented as well. Facts are such mutable things...


28 posted on 04/28/2014 6:31:18 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The doormat Shillary has nothing to complain about. The Klintoon legacy is a stained blue dress.


29 posted on 04/28/2014 6:53:09 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Ah, those were the days.


30 posted on 04/28/2014 6:56:46 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Isn't Lehane suspected of being the operative who dug up the story of GWB's 24-year-old DUI arrest, which the media obsessed over the final weekend of the 2000 campaign?

There was a theory advanced on FR at the time (I forget who came up with it) that the lead came from the FBI files. The FBI files on George Herbert Walker Bush would have had information about FBI interviews with his family, so that's where they could have learned about his son's arrest, and then gone to the court house to get the records. It was such an old story that just going there on a general fishing expedition might have turned up nothing unless they knew exactly what to ask for.

31 posted on 04/28/2014 7:02:05 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: BuckeyeTexan

No you didn’t Chris. Hillary knew Clinton corruption was being documented on the internet, and so, being Hillary, she had the grand, tired, dead-horse idea of “flipping it around!.” SO you and others were tasked with coming up with a spin that started with calling the documented corruption a vast right-wing conspiracy of wild-eyed theories, and then tracking them through the internet. That way you could openly track the net reporting of Clinton conspiracies, while claiming you were tracking lies.

Wow, what a sophisitcated plan. Just like all of Hillary’s sophisticated plans. So sophisticated that now, over a decade later, you have to spin it again to try to prevent it from being seen as what it was - reporting on Clinton corruption.

Oh, I’m sorry. Did I forget to call you a pig?

You’re a pig.


32 posted on 04/28/2014 7:39:23 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: gaijin
1. No dirt on his shoes 2. Carpet fibers ALL over him 3. LEVITATION? No Foster footprints to his body 4. Gun in wrong hand 5. Pulled the trigger with his THUMB..?! No way 6. Gun made of parts from numerous other guns 7. Antisocial foreign weirdos seen hanging out at scene 8. FREAKING TONS OF OTHER STUFF

The death of a high government official, personal friends with the first lady and President and his death is investigated by the park police...

33 posted on 04/28/2014 7:42:04 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Remember back in the 1990s when Patrick Knowlton took some FReepers on tour(s) of Ft Marcy Park?


34 posted on 04/28/2014 8:13:42 PM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Bulls Ear, Catnip!

Oh how those days were interesting!

Hey Chris...Boo.


35 posted on 04/28/2014 8:18:17 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Jean S
The Internet killed him?

You can click, but you can't hide!

36 posted on 04/28/2014 8:40:39 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

trying to whitewash Hillary’s gaffe. Next will come th media pile-on, newly revealed document dump and character assassination campaign so that Matt Laurer can say with a straight face “Wow, Hillary warned us and was prophetic with the VRWC talk.” The Democrats have all of the machinery in place to craft any “truth” they can imagine.


37 posted on 04/28/2014 10:09:51 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Chris Lehane should study Alamo Girl’s compilation and refute it if he can. I don’t think he would come close.

http://www.alamo-girl.com/

I’ve had my VRWC certificate framed since 1998. It still sits on top of my desk.


38 posted on 04/28/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT by rw4site (Little men want Big Government!)
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To: DouglasKC
Don't forget the WH staff going through Vince Foster's office right after he committed suicide.

Even the DOPIEST investigator would want to know exactly who went into his office, what they took out, and why.

IF Foster committed suicide in his office that would raise innumerable questions.

If his body was found in Ft. Marcy park, that would raise even MORE questions.

And he was WH counsel. That's "kind of a big deal".

They should have completely sealed off Foster's office, and let NO ONE in until the investigation was complete.

Jeez people, does anyone think that if it were a republican administration that the press would not only not "laugh" at questions, but DEMAND answers.

Could Nixon, Reagan or Bush have gotten away with this? I think not.

18 erased minutes of tapes is child's play.

Missing documents related DIRECTLY to the president and his wife?

I can only imagine the screaming from the press.

39 posted on 04/28/2014 10:33:35 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; Revolting cat!; GeronL
I stand by every word of it. And it’s even worse today. Of the thousands of Clinton presidential records released to the public last week, one among them has received of the bulk of attention: a 332-page memo from 1995. The memo, which offers an in-depth analysis of the right-wing media, describes how conservative conspiracy theories about the Clintons passed from the fringes to the mainstream.

So let me get this straight. A libtard starts a conspiracy talking point about a "vast rightwing conspiracy" and he isn't laughed out of town along with Bubba's corrupt wife as some kind of conspiracy nut?

The "VWRC" meme was a partisan witchhunt.

It served the Clintons to use federal agencies to harass "the opposition".

40 posted on 04/29/2014 8:10:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: BuckeyeTexan
"Richard Mellon Scaife"

If there was a "conspiracy" then the "VRWC" groups were an inside Clinton job.

41 posted on 04/29/2014 8:42:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: BuckeyeTexan
You get the information you want and rarely have to hear a dissenting voice.
. . . unless of course you have been indoctrinated to think that “news” is a neutral category of information. It is not neutral because: Superficial negativity is cynicism, and “liberalism” is cynicism about the people who make America work.

42 posted on 04/29/2014 6:06:19 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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